Archive for September, 2012

Shaikh Abdullah Ghudyaan and the Jinn

September 30, 2012

Shaikh Abdullah Ghudyaan and the Jinn:






The punishment for rape in Islam

September 30, 2012


An excerpt translated from:

By Shaikh Ali Ridaa (in reply to some questions).

 WARNING: MATURE CONTENT  (file) the ruling on ightisaab in Islam

What a Person Can Do to Protect Himself from Magic

September 30, 2012



Taken from:


A Collection of Guidelines on What a Person Can Do to Protect Himself From Magic
Compiled by Shaykh ‘Alee bin Ghazi at-Tawayjjari
From the book ‘Tabseer al-Bashr bi-Tahreem as-Sihar’
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

The following is a summary of a collection of rulings and benefits:

A- Magic is Haraam and it is not allowed to perform it, nor is it allowed to learn it or teach it.  It is not permissible to go to magicians and the like.

B- The disbelief of magicians, the danger of believing in them and clarification of the severity of its sin.

C – Having knowledge of the Tafseer of Allaah’s saying:

<< They followed what the Shayateen (devils) gave out falsely of magic in the lifetime of Sulayman>>
Ayaah 102 from Sooratul Baqarah, the reasons for its revelation and the strongest opinion regarding it.

D – Having knowledge of the Tafseer of the story of Musa with Pharaoh and the benefits it contains.  Seeking cure and treatment by reciting those Ayaat  upon the one who has had magic done to them, such that he will be cured by the permission of Allaah.

E – Magic is a real and tangible entity.  That is why it is necessary for the Muslim to fortify himself against it by following what is mentioned in the Sharia’.


As a fortification against it:

1- Implementing Tawheed and sincerity for Allaah Ta’ala.

2- Tawaakul (trusting) in Allaah and relying upon Him, entrusting the matter to Him.
Allaah -Ta’ala- said:
<< And whosoever puts his trust in Allaah, then He will suffice him>> [Talaaq: 3]

3- Being continuous regarding the prayers, especially Fajr prayer.
Allaah Ta’ala said:
<< Guard strictly the five obligatory prayers especially the middle prayer>>         [Baqarah: 238]
In the Saheeh of Muslim on the authority of Jundub bin Sufyaan -RadhiAllaahu anhu – who said that the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said: ‘Whoever prays the Morning Prayer; then he is under the protection of Allaah, so watch, O son of Aadam, so that nothing can take you away from Allaah’s protection.’

4- Reading Sooratul-Baqarah in your home:
The Messenger – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said: ‘Do not make your homes like graves.  Indeed the Shaytaan flees from the house in which Sooratul-Baqarah is read.’
He – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – also said: ‘Read Sooratul-Baqarah, since taking it is blessed and leaving it is grief and the Batlah (magicians) cannot read it.’
Muawiyah  said: ‘It has reached me that the Batlah are the magicians.’

5- Reading Ayaatul-Kursi after every obligatory prayer after the legislated ‘Adhkaar (supplications) which follow giving the sallam in prayer.   What indicates this is the saying of the Messenger – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: ‘Whoever reads Ayaatul-Kursi at the end of every obligatory prayer; nothing will prevent him from entering Paradise except death.’

6- Reciting Ayaatul-Kursi when going to sleep.  This is what Bukhari narrated with an incomplete chain on the authority of Abu Huraira -RadhiAllaahu anhu – who said: The Messenger of Allaah appointed me to look after the Zakat of Ramadan, so someone came to me to take some food….’ then he mentioned the hadeeth and in it: Shaytaan said: ‘When you go to your bed then recite Ayaatul-Kursi, indeed it will be protection from Allaah for you and the Shaytaan will not be able to come close to you until the morning!’  Abu Huraira let him go and in the morning he informed the Prophet – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – of what he had said: The Prophet – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said: He spoke the truth even though he is a liar.’

7- Reading the last two Ayaat of Sooratul-Baqarah: What is narrated by Bukhari and Muslim on the authority Abu Mas’ood al-Ansaari -RadhiAllaahu anhu – who said the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said: ‘Whoever reads the last two Ayaat from the end of Sooratul-Baqarah at night then they will be sufficient for him.’

8- Reading the last three Soorah of the Qur’aan in the morning and evening:
What has narrated by Abdullaah bin Khubbayb -RadhiAllaahu anhu – who said: ‘We went out on a very dark rainy night seeking the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – for him to lead us in prayer.’
The Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said: ‘Say.’
But I did not say anything.
Then he – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said:
<< Say: He is Allaah, the One>> [Soorah Ikhlaas] and the last two Soorahs three times when you reach the evening and the morning, they will be sufficient for you against everything.’

9- Reading the last three Soorah of the Qur’aan after every prayer:
What has been narrated by ‘Uqbah bin ‘Aamir -RadhiAllaahu anhu – who said: ‘The Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – commanded me to read the last three Soorah of the Qur’aan after every prayer.’

10- A Muslim should say:
‘In the name of Allaah with Whose Name nothing whatsoever on this earth or in the heavens is harmed and He is The All Hearing and All Knowing.’
Bismil-lahil-lathee la yadhurru ma’a ‘issmihi shay’un fil ‘ardhi wa la fissama’i wa huwa ‘as-samee’ul –‘aleem
Three times in the morning and evening.

11- Seeking much refuge in Allaah with: ‘The perfect Words of Allaah from the evil of what He has created’ in the night and the day, when stopping to rest in a building, a desert, in the sky or sea, due to the saying of the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-:
‘Whoever stops at a place on his journey and then says: –
أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ I seek refuge in the perfect Words of Allaah from the evil of what He has created – A’outhu bikalimatil-lahi ‘at-taammati min sharri ma khalaqa
nothing will harm him until he leaves that place.’

12- To eat seven Ajwa dates from al-Madinah in the morning, due to the saying of the Messenger -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-:
‘Whoever eats seven Ajwa dates in the morning, neither poison nor magic will harm him on that day.’
Or he can eat seven dates from the land of al-Madinah due to what Imaam Muslim narrated on the authority of the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- who said: ‘Whoever eats seven dates from the land of al-Madinah in the morning then poison will not harm him until the evening.’
The great scholar Ibn Baz held the opinion that it is hoped that this protection is also for the one who eats seven of any type of date even if they are not from the dates of al-Madinah.

13- Purifying your home from pictures and statues due to what is narrated by Muslim on the authority of Abu Huraira -RadhiAllaahu anhu – who said that the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said: ‘Angels do not enter a house where there are statues or pictures.’

So the presence of pictures and statues in a house prevents the Angels from entering that home and a home that the Angels do not enter is easily entered by the Shayateen (devils).
This fortification is not just specific to magic rather it is for repelling evil in general, and from the evil that it repels is magic.

14-From this fortification is saying: ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaahu wahdahu la shareeka lahu, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu wa huwa ala kulli shayin qadeer’
‘There is none worthy of worship in truth except Allaah Alone, He has no partners, to Him belongs the Dominion and for Him is all praise and He is capable of all things,’ one hundred times.
Indeed the one who says it, then it is a protection for him against Shaytaan during that day.

15- From this fortification is saying: ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaahu wahdahu la shareeka lahu, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu yuhyee wa yumeet wa huwa ala kulli shayin qadeer’ ‘There is none worthy of worship in truth except Allaah Alone, He has no partners, to Him belongs the Dominion and for Him is all praise, He gives life and He takes life and He is capable of all things.’
ten times after the Fajr and Maghrib prayers.  Indeed for the one who says this it will be protection for him against every disliked thing and a guard against Shaytaan.


All Praise belongs to Allaah, may His peace and blessings be upon our final Prophet Muhammad, his family, his companions and all those who follow his guidance.

What to say to protect from the evil eye – Shaikh Maahir al Qahtaani

September 27, 2012




This is translated from: from Shaikh Maahir al Qahtaani’s answer to a question  (2nd question) (an excerpt from his answer)




ولم أظفر إلى ساعتي هذه بدليل في المسألة يدل على صحة قول ماشاء الله لدفع العين بل الذي يقال هو اللهم بارك له أو عليه أو فيهوذلك لأن حديث أنس ونصه إذا ر أى أحدكم من أخيه شيئا فأعجبه فقال ماشاء الله لاقوة إلا بالله لم تضره العين ضعيف لأن في سنده أبو بكر الهذلي متروك وحجاج بن نصير ضعيف فهو شديد الضعف




. And I have not been able to, up until this very moment, find a proof in this matter showing the correctness of saying ‘maa shaa Allah’ to defend against the evil eye. Rather, what should be said is, ‘Allahumma baarik lahu’ or ‘(Allahumma baarik) alaihee’ or ‘(Allahummah baarik) feehee’1


That is because the hadeeth of Anas and its text, ‘When one of you sees from his brother something that pleases him, so he says, “Maa shaa Allah, laa quwwata illa billah’ the evil eye will not hurt him.’ is weak.  Because in its chain is Abu Bakr al Hadhalee – who is matrook (left/abandoned) and Hujjaaj bin Naseer who is severely weak….


وأما قوله تعالى : ولولا إذ دخلت جنتك قلت ماشاء الله لاقوة إلا باللهفهذا لاعلاقة له بدفع العين لأنه حوار بين مؤمن وكافر فإن الكافر قال وما أظن الساعة قائمة فهذا قد كفر في محاورته للمؤمنفكيف يليق بالمؤمن أن يدعوه لدفع العين ويترك دعوته للإسلام بعد وقوعه في الكفرانفقوله ولو إذ دخلت جنتك قلت أي معتقدا أن ماشاء الله كان ومالم يشأ لم يكن فدعاه للإيمان

As for His, The Most High’s, statement (translated):


It was better for you to say, when you entered your garden: ‘That which Allâh wills (will come to pass)! There is no power but with Allâh ‘.”2 (18:39)


Then this does not have any connection to repelling the evil eye, because it is a conversation between a Believer and a disbeliever.  So indeed the disbeliever said, ‘And I don’t think the hour will ever come.’ (18:36)  So he disbelieved in his conversation with the Believer.


So how could it be appropriate for the Believer to call him to repelling the evil eye but leave off calling him to Islam after his falling into disbelief?


Thus his (the Believer’s) statement, ‘ It was better for you to say, when you entered your garden…’ meaning: believing that what Allah wills will happen, and whatever He does not will, will not happen.  So he called him to Imaan…



1 Which is asking Allah to bless it, based on the hadeeth:

إذا رأى أحدكم من أخيه ما يعجبه فليدع له بالبركة

When one of you sees from his brother something he likes, then let him supplicate for blessings for him”

narrated by Abu Umaamah, declared Saheeh by Shaikh Albanee in Saheeh al Jaamee 4020


2 Translation of the verse taken from:

Shaikh Fawzaan on tajreeh (criticizing)

September 26, 2012

س ـ فضيلة الشيخ كيف يفرق طالب العلم بين التجريح والنقد العلمي؟

ج ـ التجريح الذي هو النقد, التجريح إذا كان القصد منه الهوى وبغض الشخص والإساءة إليه هذا لايجوز, أما إذا كان القصد من التجريح بيان مافيه إذا كان ناقلآ لخبر أو روايآ لحديث فيبين مافيه من أجل ألّا يغتر بخبره أو يغتر بحديثه الذي يرويه فهذا بحق, هذا تجريح بحق لأجل النصيحة للناس ألا يغتروا بهذا وهو مجروح, مجروح في العدالة, فهذا من النصيحة في دين الله, النصيحة لإئمة المسلمين وعامتهم أن تبين حالة المخبرين وحالة الرواة من أجل التوثق قال الله تعالى: ((يايها الذين آمنوا إن جاءكم فاسق بنبأ فتبينوا أن تصيبوا قومآ بجهالة فتصبحوا على مافعلتم نادمين)) والنقد كذلك إن كان القصد منه التشهي وغيبة الشخص والنيل منه فهذا حرام منهي عنه, أما إذا كان القصد منه بيان الحق ورد الباطل فهذا محمود.

من شريط(( أسئلة للشيخ صالح الفوزان والشيخ ربيع المدخلي من تسجيلات الدعوة بعجمان

Listen here:

Question: Noble Shaikh, how does the student of knowledge distinguish between the tajreeh (criticism) and the knowledge-based criticism (naqd ‘ilmee)?

Answer (Shaikh Saalih Fawzaan):  The tajreeh, which is the criticism (naqd), the tajreeh, when the intention by it is following desires, hatred for a person, and to treat him badly, this is not allowed.  As for when the intention by the tajreeh is to clarify, when some information is conveyed or some hadeeth (or speech) narrated, so he clarifies what is in  it so that the people are not deceived by his information or by his hadeeth (or speech), then this is rightfully done.  This is a rightful tajreeh for the sake of naseehah (advice) to the people so that they are not deceived by this, so it is majrooh (criticized), (with) a just criticism, because this is from advice in Allah’s religion.  Advice to the leaders of the Muslims and the general folk in clarifying the case of those who bring information and the case of those who narrate for the sake of authentication. 

Allah, The Most High, said (translated): ‘O you who believe!  If a sinful person comes to you with information, verify it, so that you don’t cause harm in ignorance and become regretful for what you had done’ (49:6)

The naqd (criticism) is likewise.  If the intention by it is following desires, backbiting someone, and harming him, then this is haraam, prohibited. As for when the intention by it is to clarify the truth, and refuting falsehood, then this is praiseworthy.

(question from a tape of a lecture/meeting of Shaikh Fawzaan and Shaikh Rabee from a few years ago)

The Scholars on Saleem Hilaali

September 26, 2012

(from about 1 year ago)

وهذا جواب شيخنا أسامة بن عطايا العتيبي حفظه الله في درس :اللقاء الشهري الثاني مع الإخوة في هولندا بعنوان بيان حرمة المظاهرات وبين أحوال دعاتها

And this is the answer of our Shaikh Usaamah bin Itaayaa al ‘Utaybee –hafithahullah – in the lesson: 2ndmonthly meeting with the brothers in Holland with the title –Explaining the prohibition of demonstrations and making clear the situations of the callers to demonstrations

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم يقول السائل:هل تاب سليم الهلالي وهو يخالف بقية أصدقائه القدامى علي ومشهور وهل يُدرس عنده ؟

In the Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

The questioner asks: Has Saleem Hilaali repented? He opposes the rest of his old friends – Ali (al Halabi) and Mash-hoor , and is he to be studied under?

الجواب:سليم الهلالي رجل ضال، منحرف في عقيدته وفي منهجه وفي سلوكه، فهو رجل لا يجوز أن يُدرس عنده، ولا أن –يعنييشارك أحدٌ في موقعه، فهذا الرجل رجل سوء، ولم يتب، ونحن نرجوا من الله جل وعلا أن يهديه للتوبة النصوح، ولكنّه مصر على باطله مؤكدٌ على أنه لم يفعل شيئًا منكرًا يستحق التوبة، الرجل لا يؤتمن على دنيا ولا دين، وأما خلافه لأصحابه القدامى فهو أشبه بالخلاف السياسي فالرجل لا يوثق بدينه، ولا بتغيراته

Answer:Saleem Hilaali is a misguided man, deviant in his aqeedah and manhaj and in his behavior. He is a man whom it is not permissible to study under. Nor with anyone who shares his positions. This man is an evil man. He has not repented. We hope from Allah, Exalted and Lofty is He, that He guides him to repentance and to sincerity. But (now) he persists upon his falsehood, certain that he hasn’t done anything objectionable which deserves repentance. The man can’t be entrusted in the dunyaa, nor with the deen. As for his opposition to his old companions, then this is like a political opposition. The man isn’t trustworthy in his deen, nor in his changes.

وهؤلاء القوم قد تعوّدوا على العناد والإصرار على الباطل، سواء كان سليم الهلالي أو علي الحلبي أو مشهور أو موسى نصر، فبدل أن يتوب أحدهم ويعلن خطأه، يكتفي بتغيير المواقف، يعني مثلاً بالأمس القريب كان سليم الهلالي يجعل المغراوي من السلفيين بعد أن فضحه العلماء وبينوا أنه تكفيري مع ذلك كان يرد كلام الشيخ النجمي وكلام الشيخ ربيع وكلام العلماء ويصر على أن المغراوي سلفي ثم بعد أن اختلف مع علي الحلبي أصبح يحذر من المغراوي،

And these people have gotten used to stubborness and persistence upon falsehood, it is the same whether it is Saleem Hilaali, or Ali Halabi, or Mash-hoor, or Musa Nasr. So instead of one of them repenting and publicizing his error, they are sufficed with the changing of positions. Meaning, for example, recently, Saleem Hilaali had made al Maghrawee from the Salafees after the Scholars had exposed him and clarified that he was a takfeeri. So he responded to the speech of Shaikh an Najmee and Shaikh Rabee, and the speech of the Scholars and persisted upon (his claim) that al Maghrawee was Salafee. Then after he differed with Ali al Halabi, he began to warn against al Maghrawee

هل تاب سليم الهلالي من كلامه السابق؟ هل اعترف أنه أخطأ؟ ما عندهم اعتراف تبديل فقط –تغيير-.علي حسن في طبعته الأولى من كتابه الفتنة ملأه بالبتور والتحريفات، ماذا فعل؟ هل تاب؟ هل قال أستغفر الله؟ أخطأت ظلمت نفسي؟ لا.عمل طبعة جديدة وقد عدلت الأخطاء.فقط تعديل مواقف، تعديل نصوص، توبة ما في!لكن بشكل عام أتوب إلى الله أعمل، ولكنه يصر على نفس الخطأ، ويكرر الأخطاء بأشكال وألوان جديدة، هكذا سليم هكذا علي هكذا مشهور بنفس الطريقة.محمد حسان قطبي واضح، عملوا معه مكالمة مفبركة فقالوا:تاب.

Has Saleem Hilaali repented from his previous speech? Has he acknowledged that he was wrong? They don’t have any acknowledgment of mistakes, but only changing (of positions) . Ali Hasan (al Halabi) in his first publication of his book of tribulation which he filled with errors and distortions, what did he do? Did he repent? Did he say, “I ask Allah’s forgiveness’? ‘I was mistaken, I wronged myself’? No, he made a new publication with different mistakes. Only changing positions. Changing the texts. No repentance in it! But there is a general perception that (he) repented to Allah. However he continues to be upon the same error, repeating the same mistakes in new forms and colors. This is howSaleem is, and this is how Ali (al Halabi) is, and this is how Mash-hoor is – on the same way as Muhammad Hassan Qutbee, clear? They work with him on fabricated speech and so they say has repented

هو ما قال أنا تبت، عدّل بعض الأشياء عدّل، قالوا:تاب.ثم الآن ظهر وكشّر عن الأنياب في مصر وأنّه من الخوارج ويؤيد المظاهرات ويكفر الحكام، فهؤلاء يعتبرون تبديل المواقف توبة، مع إصرارهم على الباطل واستمرارهم في نفس الأخطاء التي عملوها في السابق وعدّلوا في بعضها.فسليم الهلالي رجل سوء.وشيخنا الشيخ ربيع حفظه الله يحذر منه، كذلك الشيخ محمد بن هادي حفظه الله يحذر منه، كذلك الشيخ عبيد الجابري حفظه الله يحذر منه، فالمشايخ السلفيون يحذرون من سليم الهلالي كما يحذرون من علي الحلبي ومن معه من أهل الدنيا والفتنة في الدين، والله أعلم.

He hasn’t said, ‘I repent.’ He has changed some things. He changed so they say ‘he repented.’ And now he has bared his teeth in Egypt and shown that he is from the Khawaarij, that he supports demonstrations, and he makes takfeer of the rulers. So these people, they consider changing positions to be repentance even though they persist upon falsehood and continue to be upon the same errors that they did before, though they changed some of them. Saleem Hilaali is an evil man. Our Shaikh, Shaikh Rabee – Allah preserve him – warns against him. Likewise Shaikh Muhammad bin Haadi – Allah preserve him – warns against him. Likewise Shaikh Ubayd al Jaabiree– Allah preserve him – warns against him. So the Salafi Mashaayikh warn against Saleem Hilaali as they warn against Ali Halabi and whoever is with him from the people of dunya and tribulation in the deen. And Allah knows best.

(statement of Shaikh Muhammad bin Haadi further down in this post on albaidhah)

 (March 2012) Shaikh Ubaid al Jaabiree was asked about Saleem Hilaali:

فهذا سؤال وجهته وبحضور عدد من إخواني السلفيين في الأردنلشيخنا وولدنا العلاّمة:عبيد بن عبدالله الجابريحفظه اللهليلة السبت 8جمادى الأولى 1433هبإتصال هاتفيعن حال ((سليم بن عيد الهلالي))هداه الله ورده إلى رشده .

This question was posed in the presence of many of our Salafi Brothers from Jordan to our Shaikh and Father Allaamah Ubaid bin Abdullah al Jaabiree – Allah preserve him – on Saturday night, the 8th of Jumaadaah al Uwlaa 1433 (around March 31 2012) by telelink regarding the situation of Saleem bin Eid al Hilaali – Allah guide him and return him to the correct guidance



يسألون الإخوان عن حال سليم الهلالي,و هل هو سليمالمنهج,و هل تنصحون بأخذ العلم عنه؟

The Brothers are asking about the situation of Saleem Hilaali, is his manhaj sound and do you advise us to take knowledge from him?



هو على منوال الحلبي لكن ما حصل من اتهامات مالية فرقت بينهم فهؤلاء لم يؤسسوا دعوتهم على منظور شرعي صرف

He is on the way of al Halabi but what happened from accusations of stealing money separated them. They haven’t founded their dawah on the pure, legislative perspective

و إنّما أسسوها على المصالح الشخصية و المالية جمعت بينهم ثم فرقت بينهم فيما بعدنسأل الله العفو و العافية .نعم.

They have only founded it on personal and monetary benefits. (These benefits) caused them to come together, then they caused them to separate after that. We ask Allah for forgiveness and protection

ولهذا لا يؤخذ العلم عنه و لا عن أمثاله .

And for this reason, knowledge is not taken from him, nor from those like him

(end of quoting)

After mentioning what Shaikh al Jaabiree said, Shaikh Jamaal al Haarithee also added some notes and questions for Saleem Hilaali’s supporters to ask him and he explains what Saleem needs to do from clarifications and explanations

Shaikh Haarithee mentions:

وزاد الأمر تلبيساً؛ بذكر بعض الأسماء المخالفة عندما قال: ” كالعودة ، والحوالي ، والقرني ، والشنقيطي ، والعوضي , والعريفي ، والطريري ، والدويش ، والمنجد ، وسويدان ، وعمرو خالد ، ومحمد حسان ، ومحمد حسين يعقوب ، وأبي القعقاع الحلبي“.

And the affair increases in deception with the mentioning of the names of some of the opposers when he (Saleem) said:‘Like al Awdah, and al Hawaali, and al Qarni, and ash-Shanqeeti, and al Awdhi, and al Areefi, and at-Tareeri, and ad-Duwaish, and al Munajjid and Suwaidan, and Amr Khalid, and Muhammad Hasan, and Muhammd Husain Ya’qoob and Abil Qa’qaa’ al Halabi’ (do a search for the names on and )

وظن بهذا أنه دخل السلفية من أوسع أبوابها،And he thinks by this that he enters Salafiyyah by the widest of its doors

فنقول له: هذه قديمة وقديمة جداً وبضاعة كاسدة، انتهى وقتها، فكلامك الآن في هؤلاء بعد أن انكشف الغطاء عنهم وتعَرّوا من قِبل علماء أوثق منك وأعلم منك؛ لا يزيد ولا ينقص شيئاً ـ هات غيرها

So we (Shaikh al Haarithee) say to him: These are old, very old…Their time has passed (i.e. the time for warning against them has passed as everyone knows their condition now). So your speech now about these, after their mistakes have been uncovered from before by Scholars more trustworthy and more knowledgeable than you, neither increases nor decreases anything. Bring other than them.

Shaikh al Haarithee also mentions the Scholars who have warned against Saleem Hilaali:

الشيخ ربيع ، عبيد الجابري، ومحمد بن هادي، وأبو عمر أسامة العتيبي، فهل هؤلاء جهِلوا حال الهلالي الآن وأخطأوا في التحذير منه ؟أفيقوا يا محبي سليم الهلالي

Shaikh Rabee, Shaikh Ubaid al Jaabiree, Shaikh Muhammad ibn Haadi, Shaikh Abu Umar Usaamah Utaybee, so are these (Scholars) ignorant of Hilaali’s current situtation and did they err in warning from him (rhetorical)? Wake up, O lovers of Saleem Hilaali…

(see for all of his speech )

Translated by Umm Muhammad Zawjatul Abdul Malik April 2012

Also see:

Various groups and individuals criticized by the Scholars

September 26, 2012

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Signs of the Practitioners of Magic

September 25, 2012

Taken from:

Magicians practicing sorcery have certain features and signs that prove that they are obeying and worshipping the devils (shayaateen) and are in league with them. The ruling of magic (witchcraft, sorcery) is that it is disbelief (kufr) and anyone indulging in it is a kafir (disbeliever). There is no such thing as “good” magic. All magic (sihr) is haraam.

Please note that when many of these signs are combined and found together, it gives a much greater likelihood of this person being a magician. Some of these signs are such which if found in isolation may simply hint at the person being a magician, and others are such which if found on their own are clear signs of a magician.

Signs of the Practitioners of Magic (Sihr)

From these signs are:

  • The magician will ask you for some clothingwhich has been in direct contact with your body, they are looking for something which has traces of sweat upon it. It can also be a comb, or some hair, or a picture (photo).
  • The magician will ask you for your name and the name of your mother. This type of magician is potentially greater in his disbelief than others, because the devils are prepared to work for him through names alone, without the need for any clothing or hair and the likes, which indicates his obedience to the devils is greater than others, and that he has reached a level with these devils that other lesser magicians have not.
  • He will chant or mumblewhat are talismans (spells, amulets) but in a language that is not understandable.
  • He will ask a person to keep away from the people for a defined timein a room in which no sunlight enters.
  • He will often be found in a dark room.
  • He will often use bukhoor (incense) or a fire in which he will put bukhoor (incense).
  • The magician will ask you for a sacrificial animal(chicken, sheep etc.) with a given description (i.e. age, size etc.) so that it is sacrificed in a specific way (without Allaah’s name being mentioned), and then its blood is used to smear on to the patient’s body (where he has his pain or disease), or the patient may be requested to go to a deserted buildings or places and asked to smear the blood, or it may be on stones or on trees in a certain location.
  • On some occasions the magician may tell the person his name, his mother’s name, the place he has come from, or the reason (problem, ailment, need) for which he has come. He gets this knowledge through the devils he is giving obedience to, and which he is summoning for this purpose.
  • He may give the person an amulet in the shape of a triangle or a square (made out of paper, or a cloth), or it could be out of leather, or it could be made out of silver, and inside of it there are written calls for help from the devils, coded through numbers and symbols, and words written backwards. He may ask the person to hang them around his neck or put them under the pillow.
  • He will write talismans, or amulets in which he mixes parts of the Qur’an, the names of the Prophets, or Companions, along with unknown names, symbols and combinations of numbers and letters.
  • He will write or prepare talismans on paper or otherwise and which will often contain five pointed stars – these five pointed stars represent Satanin occult symbolism.
  • He may give the person certain artifactsand ask him to bury them in the earth, in a specific location.
  • He may give the person pieces of paper mixed with pieces of woodand ask him to burn these papers and wood and use them as bukhoor (incense, fumigation) to fumigate himself with the smoke. And these papers are likely to be pages of the Qur’an torn into small pieces.
  • He may give him the skin of an animal (like a fox or wolf or jackal), or its teeth and ask him to carry them, or he may give him black threads, or cordsto hang in his car.
  • He may ask the person to wear a garmenthe gives him and ask him to wear it on a specific defined days, and the garment will be filled with talismans and amulets (they will be stitched into the garment).
  • He may give the person a ring to wear onto which talismans are etched, or a small padlock with its key insertedaround which a talisman is attached with sellotape. And other odd things like this.
  • From the signs of the magician is belittlement of the Qur’an and its desecration, and this takes place in many ways.

These signs are found amongst many people claiming to be “faith-healers”, and they come out in the garb of faith, pretending to be pious, and they place advertisements in the papers and on the radio and television (in some Muslim lands) and in the Western lands also. So you should beware of these liars and worshipers of the devils, and warn everyone against them – to see how these people became magicians in the first place, read the following article:

  • What a Man or Woman Must Do To Become a Magician (Saahir) – (see here)

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Also see: The Ruling on Magic and Magicians from here:


And this audio lecture by Dawood Adeeb:


And this one by Abu Iyaad:


On saying المنورة after Madinah and المكرمة after Makkah – Shaikh Hammad al Ansaaree

September 24, 2012

Taken from:


Hamad al-Ansaari (rahimahullaah) said:

‘I searched for the origin of what people say these days of al-Madina ‘al-Munawarah’ and I found that the first people to label it ‘al-Munawarah’ were the ‘Uthmaanyoon’.  As for the Companions and the Successors and those after them, then for many centuries they called it al-Madina an-Nabaweeyah.’

AbdulAwal bin Hamad al-Ansaari commented:

‘I noticed from my father -Rahimullaah- that if he saw a person write ‘al-Munawarah’, he would say to him to wipe out the word ‘al-Munawarah’ and write ‘an-Nabaweeyah.’[28]

‘Indeed the people of knowledge apply the term ‘an-Nabaweeya’ to al-Madina.’[29]

The Shaykh also said:

‘Applying the word ‘al-Munawarah’ after the word al-Madina was introduced by the non-Arabs.  What was well known by the Companions and the Successors was the addition ‘an-Nabaweeyah’. Likewise, adding the term ‘al-Mukkarama’ to Makkah is not known.’[30]

Source : Taken from A Brief Biography of Shaykh, ‘Allaama, al-Muhaddith Hamad al-Ansaari – Translated & Compiled  By  Abbas Abu Yahya

Supplications from the the Qur’aan – Arabic Ayah, English Transliteration & Meaning

September 24, 2012