Archive for March, 2011

The Living Scholar and Current Grand Mufti Abdul Azeez Aalush Shaikh

March 22, 2011

Summary translation from:

http://www.mufti.af.org.sa/node/1456

His name is Abdul Azeez bin Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Abdul Lateef Aalush Shaikh. He was born in Riyadh in 1360 (H). Ever since his birth suffered from weak eyesight, until he lost his eyesight in 1381 (H).

Occupation: Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and President of the Department of Researching Knowledge-based issues and Fatawaa

His Quest for Knowledge: He began seeking knowledge by studying the Noble Qur’an in Masjid Ahmad bin Sinaan. He memorized the Qur’an when he was twelve. Then he began to seek knowledge with some of the ulamaa in their study circles. In 1375 (H) he joined the Institute Imam ad-Da’wah. He graduated from the College of Sharee’ah in the year 1383/1384 (with a BA in Sharee’ah studies) and he would attend some of the study circles of the Scholars in the Masjids.

Work: He began work after his graduation from the College of Sharee’ah in 1384 (H) – where he worked in the Istitute Imam ad Da’wah as a teacher until the year 1392. Then he was transferred to teach in the College of Sharee’ah in Riyadh. He continued doing that until the year 1412. Then he was made a member of the Permanent Committee for Fatawaa. In the year 1416 he was appointed Vice Mufti of the Kingdom. Previously in 1407 was appointed as a member of the Council of the Body of Major Scholars.

His efforts alongside his work: He was entrusted with the being the Imam of Jumuah at Masjid Shaikh Abdullah bin Abdul Lateef in 1390. Then he was transferred to being Imam of Masjid al Imaam Turkee bin Abdullah in 1412. He was entrusted with giving the khutbahs at Masjid Namrah on the Day of Arafah in the year 1402. And since his time working in the College of Sharee’ah he has supervised some of the undergraduate theses and has participated in debating (them). He also has participated in giving fatawaa on the program Noor alaa ad-Darb since 1414 (H). He has held some study circles in Masjid al Imaam Turkee in Riyadh. He also participates in some of the seminars and lectures along with his work in the da’wah in Riyadh and Taa’if.

 

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Brief videos – Arabic audio, written English:

http://live.dusunnah.com/video-library/shaykh-abdul-azeez-aal-shaykh/

 

Kitaabu Tawheed

March 5, 2011

 كتاب التوحيد

1.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO9xyQlzIG4&feature=related

2.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l6vOVix2Fg&feature=related

3.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5Zfnxet2ks&feature=related

4.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lux3uoByKus&feature=related

5.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5mtyvTqR1o&feature=related

6.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXWpmFyC6ao&feature=related

7.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWcYNW79Gas&feature=related

8.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYpxTu_8KoY&feature=related

9.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3rYQyahpwk&feature=related

10.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6lRclItqlE&feature=related

11.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-RYIlbYGDU&feature=related

12.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2UpU-7Vv2c&feature=related

Recitation of Ajzaa (Juzes) by Minshaawee

March 5, 2011

Juz Amma:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQukyL7xg2Q&list=SPDBEC7D28F81B45B2&index=104&feature=plpp_video

 

Juz Tabarruk:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36TbGj7f8g8&list=SPDBEC7D28F81B45B2&index=102&feature=plpp_video

 

Juz Qad Sami’:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjtMa7VN14w&list=SPDBEC7D28F81B45B2&index=100&feature=plpp_video

 

Juz adh-Dhaariyaat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfL_GDazo9o&list=SPDBEC7D28F81B45B2&index=98&feature=plpp_video

 

Juz al Ahqaaf:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duqR4ISqhi0&list=SPDBEC7D28F81B45B2&index=96&feature=plpp_video

 

Also, he is one of the recitors here:

http://quranexplorer.com/Quran/Default.aspx

 

How to Memorize Quran and Hadeeth

March 4, 2011

Taken from:

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=19&Topic=8666

The Correct Way of Memorising the Qur’aan and Hadeeth  

Question:

What is the correct way of memorising the Qurýaan and the Hadeeths?

Answer:

As for memorising the Qurýaan, then the people differ, from the people there are those that are able to memorise a page, and from them there are those that can memorise both sides of a page; and from them there are those that are not able to memorise except half a page or less (than that), so everyone according to their ability.

From the affairs that which aid in memorising the Qurýaan are repetition, revision and standing in the night prayer with it (i.e. that which you have memorised) if you are able to perform the night prayer. For indeed Allaah, the One free from all imperfections and the Most High says:


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Verily, the rising by night (for Tahajjud prayer) is very hard and most potent and good for governing (the soul), and most suitable for (understanding) the Word (of Allaah). [Soorah Al-Muzzammil 73:6]

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And in some parts of the night (also) offer the Salaat (prayer) with it (i.e. recite the Qur’an in the prayer), as an additional prayer (Tahajjud optional prayer Nawaafil) for you (O Muhammad sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam). [Soorah Al-Isra 17:79]

Likewise taking from the Mashaykh and memorising at their hands. If you do not find them, then I advise you to stick to the cassettes of the proficient reciters, those whom recite with a sound recitation, and not those who exaggerate as Abdul-Baasit does; rather, the recitation of just balanced sound reciters and not those that (recite in a manner) that was disliked by some of the Salaf.

As for the memorisation of Hadeeth, then they are little easier if it is done without the Asaaneed (chains of narration), so it is possible that you memorise a Hadeeth in a day or two days or three days then act upon this hadeeth, for indeed this aids in making the Hadeeth firmly grounded, then studying with the brothers and lots of repetition.

Shaykh Muqbil Bin Haadee Al-Waadi’ee

Tuhfatul Mujeeb ýAlaa Asilatil-Hadhir wal-Ghareeb, p.157, Dar al-Aathar
Translated by Abu Maryam Taariq bin ‘Ali

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Allaahu, Allaahu Rabee La Ushrikaa Bihi Shay’aan

(Allaah, Allaah is my Lord. I do not associate anything with him)

Be careful who you take your deen from!

March 2, 2011

قال الإمام محمد بن سيرين:

The Imaam Muhammad bin Sireen said:

«إِنَّ هَذَا العِلْمَ دِيْنٌ؛ فَانْظُرُواْ عَمَّنْ تَأخُذُوْنَ دِيْنَكُمْ».

Indeed this knowledge is the religion, so be careful with regards to the one whom you take your religion from”

(أخرجه مسلم في مقدمة صحيحه).

Imaam Muslim collected it in the introduction to his Saheeh

An excellent explanation of this statement by Shaikh Ahmad Bazmool:

http://www.troid.ca/index.php/new-and-basics/dangers-to-new-muslims/739-be-careful-who-you-take-your-deen-from

Audio: Be Careful Who You Take Your Deen From!

Shaykh Ahmad Ibn ‘Umar Bazmool
A lecture based upon the famous statement of Muhammad Ibn Sereen: “This knowledge is a matter of deen, so be careful who you take your deen from.”

Review:


Due to the weakness in the Ummah and lack of comprehension of the pure Islamic methodology, it is common in our time that an ignorant person is taken as a person of knowledge, and that an ignorant person assumes the role and responsibility of a speaker and caller to Islaam. Despite the mountain of statements from the Salaf, the likes of al-Laalikaaee, al-Barabahaaree, Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, Ibn Sireen and so on imploring the Muslims to stick to the Scholars, the people of sunnah (the jama’aah) and to stay away from doubtful matters.

So before seeking to sit in a gathering, have you asked yourself:
– Is this person known to the scholars or their students?
– Does he have tazkiyaat of any sort?
– Who are his companions (from whom does he sit with)?
– Does he frequent the gatherings of Ahlus-Sunnah, their masaajid, seminars, lectures etc.?
– What do the people of Sunnah and Salafiyyah in his area say about him?
– Does he cooperate with Ahlul-Bid’ah, their masaajid and programmes (is he here, there and everywhere)?

Do you put up these roadblocks in your mind before setting out to seek knowledge with a man?  Seeing that it is from the most important affairs you could ever set out upon…your salvation, your ‘aqeedah, your path towards paradise insha’Allaah

Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool states:

‘…This is how important this is, this knowledge is deen, something that he will be raised with on the day of judgment…the Muslim must look and take his deen from Ahlus-Sunnah, as-Salafiyyoon, known for knowledge, being upright and having taqwaa’

‘Imaam Maalik said it is not enough for someone to be a worshipper, and to be known for Zuhd, outward expression of worship, that you take from them…but they did not take from them because that was not their affair (knowledge), they were worshippers that’s all. In this time we see someone who has a lihyah (beard), his thobe above his ankles and he is then the muftee of his area, this is a mistake!’

‘It is forbidden for the one who is asked and doesn’t know, to answer. Likewise it is haraam for the one to ask one who doesn’t know…he has to ask the scholar…if you had a medical situation, would we go to a mechanic? And if we had a problem with our car, would we go to a farmer…no we would go to each individual who is a specialist in their field…so when it comes to the issue of deen, we must go to the scholars, it is not right to ask (just) anybody or do what everyone else is doing.’

”Abu Dardaa’ went to the masjid one day (in the time of the tabi’een) and he observed the people praying differently than according to the Sunnah, so he came home angry and his wife (Umm Dardaa’) asked him what has made you angry? He said, ‘By Allaah I don’t see anything from the time of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) except praying together (meaning that they had abandoned much of the Sunnah). This is his statement whilst he was close to the time of the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). So what about know? 1400 years after that, are general masses upon Sunnah? Are the general masses upon knowledge? No! Rather we should follow the scholars!’

      • An Important point is made about leaving off taking knowledge even from the one who speaks with the ‘Aqeedah of Ahlus-Sunnah yet he has hizbiyyah with him or Surooriyyah with him (i.e. someone simply speaking with the haqq doesn’t make him a person of knowledge or a person to sit with)
      • The corrupt principle of ‘taking the good/leaving the bad’, making oneself a private investigator into the affairs of many people of many different beliefs and then appointing oneself as the criterion between what to take and what to leave (not realising that he, himself, is ignorant, he can’t protect himself from this fitnah and this isn’t from the manhaj of Ahlus-Sunnah to sit with Ahlul-Bid’ah in this regard)

From the other points discussed:

Questions from the community in the USA followed…