Posts Tagged ‘deen’

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…

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The Late Scholar Shah as Sindee, Badee’ud-Deen

May 13, 2010

Taken from

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=19&Topic=9905

His Kunyah: Abu Muhammad
His full name: Badiuddin Shah ar-Rashidi as-Sindhi.

A notable muhaddith from Pakistan. The Noble Scholar was known for his staunch position against the grave worshippers in Pakistan, as well as the callers to blind following of madhaahib and the various other evil practices that filled that country. The Shaykh spent some years teaching in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Here, he taught at Daarul-Hadeeth al-Khayriyyah, he taught classes in the Haram, and he taught classes in Masjidun-Nabawee and lived in al-Madeenah for a few years. His students include, Shaykh Rabee’ Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee and Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee.

One of his lecture in Arabic (with English translation) on the topic of Importance of Hadeeth can be listened as mp3 by clicking here.

Here is a pdf which is translated into English from his Urdu book on the importance of the Imaam to have a correct aqeedah. It is a refutation of the Deobandis.

The Shaykh died in 1416H. May Allah have mercy on him and reward him immensely for his efforts in giving Da’wah to Tawheed and Sunnah and refuting Shirk, Kufr, Bid’ah and Khurafaat. Aameen.

source: Modified from http://www.troid.org/store/home.php?cat=714

Some articles/lectures by the Shaikh:

The Position of the Beard in Islam – http://www.troid.ca/index.php/ibaadah/knowledge/actions-of-the-messenger/545-the-position-of-the-beard-in-islaam

The Importance of Hadeeth: http://www.troid.ca/index.php/hadeeth/introduction-to-hadeeth/242-the-importance-of-hadeeth

Hijaab and Modesty – http://www.sunnahpublishing.net/modules/WomenIssues/hijaabandmodesty.pdf

The Late Scholar of Hadeeth of Our Time, Muhammad ibn Nuh an Najjaati al Albaanee (Naasiruddeen)

May 9, 2010

A Biography of Shaikh Albaanee by Dr Salih as Salih (4 parts):

http://sunnah.tv/video/watch.cfm?v=ockbja

http://sunnah.tv/video/watch.cfm?v=eckdpr

http://sunnah.tv/video/watch.cfm?v=qtpyai

http://sunnah.tv/video/watch.cfm?v=lczzpw

 

 

 

The following taken from: http://www.salafitalk.com/threads/445-Small-Biographies-Of-The-Salaf?p=821#post821

Brief Biographies of some of the People of Knowledge Taken from Siyaar ‘Alaam an-Nubalaa & Thahdheeb at Thahdheeb And other works Compiled & Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya

 

Muhammad NaasirudDeen al-Albaanee -Rahimullaah Shaykh Muhammad NaasirudDeen al-Albaanee he was born in Albania in the year 1332 A.H. into a poor family. His father and the family made Hijrah to Damascus.

In Damascus Shaykh al-Albaanee completed his initial education and was then taught the Qur’aan, Tajweed, sciences of Arabic language, fiqh of the Hanafee madhab and further branches of the Deen by various Shaykhs and friends of his father. He also learnt from his father the art of clock and watch repair – and became highly skilled in that and famous for it and derived his earnings through it. He began to specialise in the field of Hadeeth and its related sciences by the age of 20- being influenced by articles in ‘al-Manaar’ magazine. 7 Since he could not afford many of the books he required he would borrow them from the famous library of Damascus – “al-Maktabah adth Dthaahiriyyah” or sometimes from book sellers.

He became engrossed with the science of Hadeeth to the extent that he would sometimes close up his shop and remain in the library for up to twelve hours – breaking off his work only for prayer – he would not even leave to eat, but would take two light snacks with him.

Eventually the library authorities granted him a special room to himself for his study and his own key for access to the library before normal opening time. Often he would remain at work from early morning until after ‘Ishaa. During this time he produced many useful works – many of which are still waiting to be printed. The Shaykh faced much opposition in his efforts to promote Tawheed and the Sunnah but he bore this with patient perseverance. His works – mainly in the field of Hadeeth and its sciences number over 100.

His students are many and include many Shaykhs of the present day amongst them: , Shaykh Muqbil ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee, Shaykh Muhammad Jameel Zaynoo. The Shaykh -Rahimullaah- passed away on Saturday 22 Jumaadaa ath-Thaaniyah 1420 A.H./2 October 1999. He was 87 years of age. May Allaah -subhaanahu wa ta’aala- have Mercy upon his soul, Aameen.

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The following edited bio is taken from the beginning of the excellent work of Shaikh Albanee (translated) “The Prophet’s Prayer Described…”

He was born in the city of Ashkodera, then the capital of Albania in the year 1332 A.H./1914 C.E. into a poor family. His father al-Haaj Nooh Najjaatee al-Albaanee had completed Sharee’ah studies in Istanbul and returned a scholar to Albania. After Albania was taken over by atheism the family made Hijrah to Damascus. In Damascus Shaykh al-Albaanee completed his initial education and was then taught the Qur.aan, Tajweed, sciences of Arabic language, fiqh of the Hanafee madhab and further branches of the Deen by various Shaykhs and friends of his father.

He also learnt from his father the art of clock and watch repair – and became highly skilled in that and famous for it and derived his earnings through it. He began to specialise in the field of Hadeeth and its related sciences by the age of 20 – being influenced by articles in ‘al-Manaar’ magazine.

He began to work in this field by transcribing al-Haafiz al-Iraaqee’s monumental “al*Mughnee ‘an-hamlil-Asfaar fil-Asfaar fee takhreej maa fil-lhyaa minal-Akhbaar” and adding notes to it.

He delved further into the field of Hadeeth and its various sciences despite discourage*ment from his father. Furthermore, the books he needed were not to be found in his father’s library which was composed mainly of various works of Hanafee Fiqh – and since he could not afford many of the books he required he would borrow them from the famous library of Damascus – “al-Maktabah adth-Dthaahiriyyah” or sometimes from book sellers.

He became engrossed with the science of Hadeeth to the extent that he would sometimes close up his shop and remain in the library for up to twelve hours – breaking off his work only for prayer – he would not even leave to eat, but would take two light snacks with him.

Eventually the library authorities granted him a special room to himself for his study and his own key for access to the library before normal opening time. Often he would remain at work from early morning until after ‘Ishaa. During this time he produced many useful works – many of which are still waiting to be printed.

The Shaykh faced much opposition in his efforts to promote Tawheed and the Sunnah but he bore this with patient perseverance. He was encouraged by some of the noble Shaykhs of Damascus who urged him to continue, amongst them Shaykh Bahjatul Bayjaar, Shaykh ‘Abdul-Fattaah -the imam, and Towfeeq al-Barzah-rahimahumullaah.

After some time he started giving two weekly classes attended by students of knowledge and university teachers – in which he taught various books of ‘Aqeedah, Fiqh, Usool and Hadeeth sciences.

He also began organised monthly journeys for Da’wah to the various cities of Syria and then Jordan.

After a number of his works appeared in print the Shaykh was chosen to teach Hadeeth in the new University in Madeenah, Saudi Arabia, for three years from 1381 to 1383H where he was also a member of the University board.

After this he returned to his former studies and work in “al-Maktabah adth-Dthaahiriyyah” leaving his shop in the hands of one of his brothers.

He visited various countries for Da’wah and lectures – amongst them Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, the Emirates, Spain and England. He was forced to emigrate a number of times moving from Syria to Jordan, then Syria again, then Beirut, then the Emirates, then again to ‘Ammaan, Jordan. His works – mainly in the field of Hadeeth and its sciences number over 100

[Also see this link: http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=19&Topic=8251]

Download Shaikh Albanee’s books – https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/download-shaikh-albanees-works-arabic-pdf/