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Al Qawaa’id al Muthlaa (Exemplary Principles…)

March 21, 2014

 

القواعد المثلى في صفات الله وأسمائه الحسنى

Exemplary Principles Concerning the Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allaah

The Arabic Text (Written)

Download:

Al Qawaaid al Muthlaa pdf

The above file taken from:

http://www.ajurry.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26095

The English Translation (Written)

For purchase:

http://www.troid.ca/store/product.php?productid=16147

A benefit:

http://www.bakkah.net/en/tag/exemplary-principles

Minor corrections to the book:

http://www.troid.ca/index.php/forum/16-troid-publications/860-corrections-exemplary-principles-concerning

Book review:

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/book-recommendation-exemplary-principles-concerning-the-names-and-attributes-of-allaah/

Audio of the Text (Arabic)

http://shaydzmi.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/alqawaid-almothla/

English Explanation (Audio)

For purchase:

http://www.troid.ca/store/product.php?productid=18733&cat=953&page=1

As a reminder, those seekers of knowledge who preceeded us went through many hardships (like traveling long distances before the invention of airplanes, trains, cars, etc) and spent much from their wealth in the pursuit of knowledge.  Many books of the ulama are found for free online, both in writing and audio  And many audio explanations of the ulama (and audio translations) are also found online for free – and this is a tremendous blessing from Allaah alhamdulillah.  However, that should not prevent one from spending one’s wealth in the pursuit of knowledge – wealth that might otherwise go to waste on something less important anyway.  If one is able, they should buy these CD’s and thank Allaah.  And if one is unable, they should make dua to Allaah that He provides them with these CD’s and be patient upon that.  And one should say,

My Lord! Increase me in knowledge” (20:114)

Arabic Explanations (Audio and Written)

Shaikh Muhammad Amaan al Jaamee (audio)

http://subulsalam.com/catplay.php?catsmktba=164

Shaikh Zaid al Madkhalee (audio)

http://subulsalam.com/catplay.php?catsmktba=411

 

Shaikh Abdur Razzaaq bin Abdul Muhsin al Badr

Sharh QM 1

Sharh QM 2

Sharh QM 3

Sharh QM 6

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A Treasure from the Treasures of Paradise

March 18, 2014

 

In Gateway ( مفتاح العربية ) Book 4, p.47, the expression:

 

لا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ

 

(There is neither might nor power except with Allaah)

 

This expression is defined in the vocabulary box and after the definition is given for it, it says:

 

– an expression indicating despair or annoyance”

 

 

Imaam Ibn Baz – rahimahullah – said1:

 

The statement:

 

لا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ

 

(There is neither might nor power except with Allaah)

 

Is a tremendous statement.  The Prophet – sallallaahu alayhe wa sallam – said to Abu Musa al-Ash’aree – radiallaahu anhu – regarding it:

 

‘Shall I not direct you to a treasure from the treasures of Paradise? (It is the statement) Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaah (There is neither might nor power except with Allaah).’2

 

So it is appropriate to increase in saying it at all times – in the mornings, in the evenings, and other than those times.”

 

 

Shaikh AbdurRazzaq bin Abdul Muhsin al-Badr – hafithahullah – said3:

 

Its meaning is: A person doesn’t change from one state to another, nor is any strength gained by the servant except with Allaah – meaning with His Allowance – He is The Most High and Free from all deficiencies and defects.

 

A person doesn’t change from sickness to health, nor from misguidance to guidance, nor from disbelief to faith, nor from weakness to strength, nor from fragility to firmness except with Allaah (granting him that) – He is The Most High and Free from all deficiencies and defects.

 

So all of the affairs of a person and all of his situations are in the Hand of Allaah – He is The Most High and Free from all deficiencies and defects.

 

‘There is neither might nor power except with Allaah’ means: you can’t do any action except if Allaah helps you with it…

 

It is legislated for the Muslim when he leaves his house that he says:

 

بِاسْمِ اللهِ, تَوَكَلْتُ عَلَى اللهِ, لا حَوْلَ وَلا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ

 

(In the Name of Allaah, I put my trust in Allaah, there is neither might nor power except with Allaah)

 

It is from the Sunnah that he says that every time he leaves his house4. And in this (statement) is a request for help – that Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic, helps him with whatever he is about to do that is from the beneficial good deeds in his religion and his worldly affairs.”

 

 

 

Footnotes

 

 

 

 

 

 

2Saheeh Bukhari, Book of Invocations (Da’waat)

3In his second tape/audio explaining the book: Saheeh al-Kalim at-Tayyib, translated from:

http://www.ajurry.com/vb/showthread.php?t=29099

4From the hadeeth narrated by Anas bin Malik that the Prophet Muhammad – sallallaahu alayhe wa sallam – said:

 

من قالَ يَعني إذا خرجَ من بيتِهِ : بِسمِ اللَّهِ ، توَكَّلتُ على اللَّهِ ، لا حَولَ ولا قوَّةَ إلَّا باللَّهِ ، يقالُ لَهُ : كُفيتَ ، ووُقيتَ ، وتنحَّى عنهُ الشَّيطانُ

 

Whoever says when he leaves his house: ‘Bismillaah, tawakkaltu ‘alaallaah,  Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaah’ (In the Name of Allaah, I put my trust in Allaah, there is neither might nor power except with Allaah), is sufficed and protected and Shaytaan withdraws from him.”

 

Imaam al-Albaanee said that it was Saheeh in Saheeh at-Tirmidhee (3426)

 

Some of the Reasons Why (a brother) Recanted From the Manhaj of Al-Hajuri

March 9, 2014

 

http://www.alhajuri.com/articles/vuvghdt-some-of-the-reasons-why-i-recanted-from-the-manhaj-of-al-shaykh-al-hajuri.cfm

 

 

How to Unify the Muslims – Shaikh Fawzaan

March 7, 2014

 

 

Shaikh Fawzaan answered the following question on the radio program “Nur alaa ad-Darb”

 

Read the Arabic from here:

http://www.sahab.net/forums/?showtopic=137056

 

Listen to the Arabic:

http://www.fileswap.com/dl/phVrdYUr7Z/How_to_unify_the_Muslims_Shaikh_Fawzaan.mp3.html

 

 

Question: Splitting and differing have overtaken the Ummah in this present time of ours so how can we unite the Muslims upon good and leave off differing and splitting?

 

Shaikh Fawzaan: That will come from calling to agreeing with and uniting upon the truth and (agreeing with and uniting) upon the correct belief.  That happens at the hands of the Scholars and rectifiers.  That happens at the hands of the Scholars and rectifiers -those who call to unity and to leaving off splitting and differing for other than the truth. Rather (that differing which occurs) due to (following) desires, or due to (loyalty) based on partisanship and groups.  All of this (blameworthy splitting and differing) should be left off.  And the Muslims should unite as one group, as one nation.

 

Truly! This, your Ummah [Sharia or religion (Islâmic Monotheism)] is one religion, and I am your Lord, therefore worship Me (Alone). [Tafsîr Ibn Kathîr]”1 (Al-Anbiya 21:92)

 

And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allâh (i.e. this Qur’ân), and be not divided among yourselves” (3:103)

 

So it is upon the Muslims to remember this.  It is upon the rectifying callers to act upon this.  The callers nowadays are many.  As are the organizations for calling, etc.  But there is splitting.  The callers aren’t acting on this matter (to hold onto the Rope of Allaah – the Quran and Sunnah – and not split away from it) and they are not giving it importance.  Rather, perhaps many of them say:

 

This is freedom of beliefs”, or “This is freedom of opinion”, or what is similar to that – this is not permissible (to say since these are innovated ideas which contradict the legislation that the Creator sent down)

 

It is obligatory upon them:

 

After calling to tawheed (monotheism) and making all worship sincerely for Allaah only, that they rectify (matters amongst themselves)

 

So fear Allâh and adjust all matters of difference among you” (8:1)

 

There is no good in most of their secret talks save (in) him who orders Sadaqah (charity in Allâh’s Cause), or Ma’rûf (Islâmic Monotheism and all the good and righteous deeds which Allâh has ordained), or conciliation between mankind, and he who does this, seeking the good Pleasure of Allâh, We shall give him a great reward.” (An-Nisa 4:114)

 

And the saying of Allaah, The Most High (translated):

 

And if two parties or groups among the believers fall to fighting, then make peace between them both, but if one of them rebels against the other, then fight you (all) against the one that which rebels till it complies with the Command of Allâh; then if it complies, then make reconciliation between them justly, and be equitable. Verily! Allâh loves those who are equitable.  The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islâmic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers.” (49:9-10)

 

So it is not permissible for us to remain upon differing.  Because this rips apart our unity, destroys our strength, and splits our cohesiveness, and emboldens the enemy against us.

 

As for the one who says:

 

We unite upon what we agree and pardon each other concerning that which we differ”

 

Then this is a corrupt principle which is not correct.  We must unite upon the truth, upon the correct belief, upon good Islamic behavior. Not splitting due to opinions, desires, groups or parties.  These groups have engulfed the Ummah and enmity has occurred between them. This is what the enemies want.  They are the ones who fuel this differing and they are the ones who encourage it and perhaps also make money from it.

 

 

 

Footnote

 

 

 

1 Translation of all verses of the Quran taken from:

www.thenoblequran.com

 

 

 

An Excerpt from: Advice Regarding the Way to Seek Knowledge by Shaikh Muhammad bin Haadee

March 1, 2014

The following is a translated excerpt from Shaikh Muhammad ibn Haadee al Madkhalee’s excellent lecture:

 

وصايا في طريقة طلب العلم

Advice Regarding the Way to Seek Knowledge (p.17-19)

 

which can be listened to and read from this link:

http://ar.miraath.net/audio/5024

 

…I direct some advice to everyone who hears it from us at this time – and you who are listening – regarding the subject of being eager to present the Mashaayikh, the teachers, and the speakers.  In reality, something which is not good has appeared among our sons (the Muslims): every one wants to say: “I brought the Shaikh to my masjid” not caring whether this (shaikh) is qualified so that knowledge can be taken from him or whether he is not qualified and knowledge is not taken from him.  All that is important (to this person) is that he brought a Shaikh.  Who is this Shaikh?  After that, look and you will find the most amazing of things.  He (the Shaikh) is either from the well-known people of innovation and desires that this person (who brought him) was ignorant of (him being from them).  So how many people have desired good but have not achieved it – as Umar – (we ask that) Allaah, the Most High, be pleased with him – said.

 

So he is ignorant of him (being from the people of innovation and desires) and he brings him to the people and perhaps he causes them to become attached to him. Then after that an attachment is formed between him and them so he leads the astray and he (the one who ignorantly brought this person to the people) is the cause of this.  And perhaps he will bring a Hizbee whom he is also ignorant of his condition so he falls into this calamity and causes others to fall into it.  And more amazing than that is that you see our sons in these times, after the ax has fallen into the head and cleaved it in two, he comes and asks (about the condition of this person).  So he is like the one who ends his recitation (of Quran) and then says: “I seek refuge with Allaah from the cursed shaytaan. In the name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy.” after he has ended his recitation.  After he has brought him (to the people) he asks about him.  This is not correct.  The affair is the opposite.  If you were wise, you would ask before you acted.  Because this is what Allaah has instructed us:

 

So know (O Muhammad – sallallaahu alayhe wa sallam) that Lâ ilâha ill-Allâh (none has the right to be worshipped but Allâh), and ask forgiveness for your sin, and also for (the sin of) believing men and believing women.”1 (47:19)

 

So He began with knowledge before statements and actions. So you must ask (about a person’s condition) before you act (by taking knowledge from them or directing the people to them).  Why is it that after you have brought him, you say: “What is his condition?”  This is not correct. So when the likes of this happen, and when deviation amongst the people happens due to this one you have brought while you didn’t know him (his state) – for the people are under your care.  So it is obligatory for you to  investigate (an individual before you put him in front of the people to teach) as our salaf used to investigate (them) in the time of good at the beginning of this ummah.

 

  The era of (Imaam) Maalik and those with him (from the scholars).  They would investigate (them).  So perhaps we can say that today is the era of widespread tribulations (fitan), of much turning about of the people, and of their changing (for the worse). What is obligatory upon us is that we have even more concern (for investigation of individuals). This affair – and I say this because it has spread in these times – that our brothers have begun to bring those who are not qualified (to teach) then they ask us about them. And they may bring to us some of the statements of these people which would make the small students of knowledge laugh.  That is because these people in reality are not qualified to have people studying under them….’

 

 

1Translation of the verse taken from: www.thenoblequran.com