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The word “Salafee” separates the people – Shaikh Saalih al Fawzaan

October 21, 2015

The audio can be listened to from here:

Question: Some of the callers (du’aat) – (we ask that) Allaah guide them – say: “The word ‘Salafee’ separates the people, so do not say, ‘I am Salafee’…”

Answer (Shaikh Saalih al Fawzaan): Yes, yes, the word “Salafee” does separate the people.  It separates (i.e. distinguishes) the Salafees from the innovators and the people of misguidance, all the praise is due to Allaah alone.

This is a distinguishing trait – that a person is on the way (madh-hab) of the Salaf.

“And I have followed the religion of my forefathers – Ibraheem, Is’haaq and Ya’qoob[1] – we could never worship anyone or anything along with Allaah.” (12:38)

Following the Salaf upon tawheed and upon the correct beliefs (aqeedah) – this is an honor, and this is praiseworthy, so we take pride in that.  And we ask Allaah that He puts us upon the path of the Salaf and that He keeps us firm upon it.

We call the people to the way of the Salaf, to the correct beliefs.  If they respond (and follow the way of the Salaf), then all the praise is for Allaah alone.

We don’t gather the people.[2]  So if they separate from us, then this is what they have chosen for themselves.


[1] The Prophets: Abrahaam, Isaac and Jacob

[2] We unite the people upon the truth by calling them to what is correct with regards to all matters, but we do not act like the misguided ones who just want to gather a large number of bodies together – with their varying beliefs – so that their bodies are all in one place but their hearts are divided because no one is calling them to the correct beliefs nor rectifying their mistakes.  As for Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah, the Salafees, although our bodies are in different places all over the world, our hearts are united upon the correct aqeedah (beliefs) and manhaj (way of understanding and implementing the Quran and Sunnah)


The difference between khashyah and khawf

September 14, 2015

Shaikh Uthaymeen said as part of his tafseer for verse

وَأَهْدِيَكَ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ فَتَخْشَىٰ

(The saying of Musa to Fir’awn): “And that I may guide you to your Lord so that you have khashyah” (79:19)

Meaning that you fear Allaah – Mighty and Majestic is He – upon knowledge from you. Because because khashyah is fear (khawf) combined with knowledge.  Without knowledge it is just khawf.  The difference between them (i.e. between khashyah and khawf) is that khashyah is based upon knowledge.  Allaah, The Most High, said:

إِنَّمَا يَخْشَى اللَّهَ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ الْعُلَمَاءُ

“From His servants it is only those who have knowledge who have khashyah of Allaah” (35:28)

And from Shaikh Uthaymeen’s tafseer of the verse:

ذَلِكَ لِمَنْ خَشِيَ رَبَّهُ

“That is (the reward) for the one who has khashyah of his Lord” (98:8)

…So Khashyah is more specific than khawf.  The difference between them will become clear with the following example: When you fear someone but you don’t know if they can overpower you or not, this is khawf.  But when you fear someone and you know that they can overpower you, then this is khashyah.

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

Preserving the Salaam (saying As-salaamu Alaikum)

April 14, 2012


هذه رساله للأخ أبي إبراهيم عبدالله بن أحمد بن مقبل

This treatise is by the brother Abu Ibraheem Abdullah bin Ahmad bin Muqbil

وتقريظ الشيخ العلامة محمد بن عبد الوهاب الوصابي العبدلي

And the Shaikh and Allaamah Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhaab al Wassaabee praised it

وهي عبارة عن أربع و عشرون ضابط شرعي في إستخدام الجولات ولقد بحث على هذه الرسالة على الشبكة ولم أجدها ولذلك قررت رفع هذه الرسالة على الشبكة للإستفادة منها وسوف أكتفي برفع الظوابط فقط دون تقريظ الشيخ ومقدمة الكاتب ونبدء بحمد الله

And it consists of 24 legislative points regarding the use of cell phones.  He searched for something like this on the internet and didn’t find it, so for that reason he decided to post this treatise on the internet for others to benefit from.  I (the one posting this – see the above link) am posting the points only without the praise of the Shaikh or the author’s introduction.  We begin with the praise of Allah.

الضابط الأول: حافظ على تحية الإسلام

The first point: Preserving the greeting of Islam

اعتاد بعض الناس أن تكون التحية بينهم كلمةألُووأصل هذه الكلمة كلمة إنجليزية،ومعناها مرحبًا،فيقعون في هذا التقليدًا للغرب.

Some of the people have become accustomed to the greeting among themselves being the word “Hello”.  The origin of this word is an English word which means “welcome”.  So they fall into blind-following the West.

والبعض يجعلون التحية فيما بينهم هي السباب والشتام والتلاعن ،ولا يرتاحلون إلا بمثل ذلك ،وإذا انتهى من مكالمته ختمها بقوله مع السلامةأوباي،باي

And some make the greeting between them insulting, abusive, or cursing, they are not pleased except with something similar to this.  And when they are done speaking, they end by saying “Ma’a as-Salaamah” or “Bye-bye”

وهذا مخالف لِمَا حث عليه الإسلام من الإمر بالسلام والحفاظ عليه ،بدايةً ونهايةً{َا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَدْخُلُوا بُيُوتًا غَيْرَ بُيُوتِكُمْ حَتَّى تَسْتَأْنِسُوا وَتُسَلِّمُوا عَلَى أَهْلِهَا ذَلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ}”النور27″

And this contradicts what Islam encourages from the commanding and preserving of the salaam in the beginning and the end.

O you who believe! Enter not houses other than your own, until you have asked permission and greeted those in them, that is better for you, in order that you may remember.” (24:27)

وقال تعالى{فَسَلِّمُوا عَلَى أَنْفُسِكُمْ تَحِيَّةً مِنْ عِنْدِ اللَّهِ مُبَارَكَةً طَيِّبَةً}”النور

And the saying of Allah, The Most High (translated): “Greet one another with a greeting from Allâh (i.e. say: As-Salâmu ‘Alaikum – peace be on you) blessed and good.” (24:61)1

وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله تعالى عنه ،قال :قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلمحق المسلم على المسلم ستقيل ما هن يارسول الله؟قال:”إذا لقيته فسلم عليه،وإذا دعاك فأجبه،وإذا استنصحك فانصح له ،وإذا عطس فحمد الله،فشمته إذا مرض ؛فعده و إذا مات؛فاتبعه

And from Abu Huraira – (we ask that) Allah, The Most High, be pleased with him – said: The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam, said: “The right of the Muslim over the Muslim is six.”  His Companions said, “What are they, O Messenger of Allah?”  He said, “When you meet him, then give him salaam (by saying As-salaamu alaikum), and when he invites you, then accept his invitation, when he asks your advice, then advise him, when he sneezes and then says ‘Alhamdulillah’, then you say ‘Yarhamakullah’2, when he is sick, then visit him, and when he dies, then follow the funeral procession.”

رواه :البخاي رقم 1183،ومسلم رقم2162،واللفظ لمسلم

Bukhari – 1183 – and Muslim – 2162 – and the wording is Muslim’s

وعن عمران بن حصين رضي الله عنه،قال :جاء رجل على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال:السلام عليكم.فرد عليه السلام ،ثم جلي ،فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلمعَشرٌ“.ثم جاء آخر فقال :السلام عليكم ورحمة الله فرد النبي عليه فجلس فقالعشرونثم جاء آخر فقال السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته فرد النبي عليه فجلس فقال ثلاثون

And from Imraan bin Husain – radiallahu anhu – who said, “A man came to the Prophet  – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – and said – ‘As-salaamu alaikum’, so the Prophet returned the salaam to him, then he left.  So the Prophet – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam –   said ’10 (rewards)’.  Then another man came and he said, ‘As-salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullah.’ and the Prophet returned the salaam to him and then the man sat down.  The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, ’20 (rewards)’.  Then another man came and said, ‘As-salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh’ and the Prophet returned the salaam to him and the man sat down.  Then the Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said ’30 (rewards)’

رواه :أحمد رقم 19109،وأبو داودرقم5195،والترمذيرقم2689،وصححه الألباني فيصحيح أبي داودرقم5195 وفي الترمذي رقم2689

Collected by Ahmad – 19109, Abu Dawood – 5195, Tirmidhee – 2689 and authenticated by Shaikh Albaanee in Saheeh Abu Dawood – 5195 and in Tirmidhee 2689

وعن أبي هريره رضي الله عنه ،قال :قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلمإذا انتهي أحدكم إلى مجلس فليسلم فإن بدا له أن يجلس ،فليجلس ،ثم إذا قام ،فليسلم ،فليست الأولى بأحق من الآخرة

And from Abu Hurairah – radiallahu anhu – who said, “The Messenger of Allah – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – said, ‘When one of you comes to a gathering, then let him give the salaam (As-salaamu alaikum).  And if it is appropriate for him to sit, then let him sit. Then when he gets up to leave, then let him give the salaam, for the first (salaam) isn’t more deserving of being given than the last.’”

رواه :أحمد وأبو داود ر5208،وابن حبان والحاكم وقال الشيخ الألباني في الصحيح الجامعرقم“400”صحيح وهو في السلسله الصحيحة رقم183.

Collected by Ahmad and Abu Dawood – 5208 as well as Ibn Hibbaan and al Haakim.  Shaikh Albaanee authenticated it in As-Saheeh al Jaami’ – 400 – and in as- Silsilah as-Saheehah – 183

1Translation of both verses taken from

2 Allah be merciful to you

Sabaahul Khair صباح الخير

April 11, 2012

Fataawa taken from  :


السؤال الثالث من الفتوى رقم ( 3897 )

س 3: حكم قول: (صباح ) و (مساء الخير ).

ج 3: لا نعلم بذلك بأسًا، ويكون ذلك بعد البدء بالسلام، وبعد الرد الشرعي إذا كان القائل بذلك مسلمًا عليه.

وبالله التوفيق، وصلى الله على نبينا محمد وآله وصحبه وسلم.


اللجنة الدائمة للبحوث العلمية والإفتاء


عضو عضو الرئيس
عبد الله بن قعود عبد الله بن غديان عبد العزيز بن عبد الله بن باز




The third question of Fatwa no.3897

Q 3:what is the ruling on greeting people saying: “Good morning” and “Good evening”?l

A:There is no harm in this, if it follows saying: “Al-Salamu `Alaikum (peace be upon you)” and receiving the response from the greeted Muslim.


May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.


The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’


Member Member Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz




2. (Arabic)

السؤال الثالث من الفتوى رقم ( 9908 )

س 3: عندنا في مصر عادة في الصباح أن نحيي نقول: ( صباح الخير يا فلان) ما حكم هذه التحية في الإسلام ؟

ج 3: تحية الإسلام: (السلام عليكم) فإن زاد: (ورحمة الله وبركاته) فهو أفضل، وإن دعا بعد ذلك من لقيه: (صباح الخير) مثلاً فلا حرج عليه، أما أن يقتصر بالتحية عند اللقاء على: (صباح الخير) دون أن يقول: (السلام عليكم) فقد أساء.

( الجزء رقم : 24، الصفحة رقم: 120)

وبالله التوفيق، وصلى الله على نبينا محمد وآله وصحبه وسلم.


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عضو نائب الرئيس الرئيس
عبد الله بن غديان عبد الرزاق عفيفي عبد العزيز بن عبد الله بن باز



The third question of Fatwa no.9908

Q 3: It is customary in Egypt to greet each other in the morning saying :Good morning“. What is the ruling on this salutation?l

A:The Salam (Islamic greeting of peace) is: “Al-Salamu `Alaikum (peace be upon you)”. If one adds “Wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh (and the Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you, too)”, it is better. After saying that, if a Muslim greets others by saying “Good morning” for example, there is no harm. However, if a Muslim only says “Good morning” without saying: “Al-Salamu `Alaikum”, they are mistaken.

( الجزء رقم : 24، الصفحة رقم: 120)

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.


The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’


Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz