Posts Tagged ‘Fawzan’

Shaikh Fawzaan’s Explanation of Kitaabut Tawheed

September 30, 2013



The long one which is over 1000 pages and is excellent (from Shaikh Fawzaan’s official website):




The summarized version (al Mulakh-khas) which is only a little over 450 pages and is also excellent: al mulakhas





English explanation (audio and written) of Kitaabut Tawheed by a student of the ulamaa using Shaikh Fawzaan’s al-Mulakh-khas:


Speaking English Without Necessity – Shaikh Fawzaan

April 8, 2013


Translated from:


Question: May Allah make your affair good. The question is asked: “Some of the Arab brothers speak in the English language without any need. Is this action blameworthy or permissible and does it contradict the honorable status of Islam?”



Answer (Shaikh Saalih Fawzaan):


For the Arab to speak with a language other than Arabic, this is tashabbuh (resembling)1, resembling of the non-Arabs.  But, it is permissible if there is a need.  It is permissible to speak (in English) as much as is needed, and in that case the prohibition is removed. But if it is for other than a need, then this is not permissible because this is from at-tashabbuh: whoever speaks like them resembles them.  So if it is for other than a need then it is NOT permissible. Na’am





Translated by: Ummu Khuzaimah

Edited by: Umm Muhammad





1The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said:

مَنْ تَشَبَّهَ بِقَوْمٍ فَهُوَ مِنْهُمْ

Whoever resembles a people is from them.”

Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar – radiallahu anhumaa – declared authentic by Shaikh Albaanee in Saheeh al Jaamee (2831)

Everyone’s statement will be accepted or rejected except…

November 4, 2010

قَالَ الإِمَامُ مَالِك

Imam Maalik (Allah bestow mercy upon him) said:

كُلُّ كَلَامٍ فِيْهِ مَقْبُوْلٌ وَ مَرْدُوْدٌ إِلّا كَلَامُ صَاحِبِ هَذا القَبْرِ

Every statement will either be accepted (when it is in agreement with the Quran and Sunnah on the understanding of the Salaf) or rejected (when it opposes that) except for the speech of the inhabitant of this grave (of the Prophet Muhammad – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – since he was protected by Allah from making mistakes in the religion, his speech is never rejected)

من سيار علام النبلاء ٨/٩٣

From Siyaar ‘Alaam an-Nubalaa

Further explanation in a question put to Shaikh Fawzaan here: