Posts Tagged ‘Islamic’

The Reality of the so-called ISIS Islamic State: Shaikh Muhammad bin Haadee

September 12, 2015

A very beneficial article in English and Arabic audio here:


So called “Islamic” Songs

April 1, 2012

References to the quotes are in the Arabic.

## فتوى الشيخ الفوزان –حفظه الله-##قال الشيخ صالح الفوزان حفظه الله تعالى: ( وما ينبغي التنبه عليه : ما أكثر تداوله بين الشباب المتدينين من أشرطة مسجل عليها أناشيد ، بأصوات جماعية يسمونها ( الأناشيد الإسلامية ) وهي نوعٌ من الأغاني ، وربما تكون بأصوات فاتنة وتباع في معارض التسجيلات مع أشرطة تسجيل القرآن والمحاضرات الدينية.وتسمية هذه الأناشيد بأنها(أناشيد إسلامية) تسمية خاطئة ، لأن الإسلام لم يشرع لنا الأناشيد ، وإنما شرع لنا ذكر الله ، وتلاوة القرآن .. وتعلم العلم النافع .أما الأناشيد فهي من دين الصوفية المبتدعة ، الذين اتخذوا دينهم لهواً ولعباً ، واتخاذ الأناشيد من الدين فيه تشبه بالنصارى ، الذين جعلوا دينهم بالترانيم الجماعية والنغمات المطربة.فالواجب الحذر من هذه الأناشيد، ومنع بيعها وتداولها، علاوةً على ما قد تشتمل عليه هذه الأناشيد من تهييج الفتنة بالحماس المتهور ، والتحريش بين المسلمين.وقد يستدل من يروج هذه الأناشيد بأن النبي -صلى الله عليه وسلم- كانت تنشد عنده الأشعار، ويستمع إليها ويقرها

Stated the Noble (living) Scholar Saalih Fawzaan:

And it is befitting that we pay close attention to this: what is spreading amongst the youth from recorded tapes with singing in unison on them-that they call “Islamic songs” and it is a type of singing and sometimes they have on them the voices of youths. And they are sold in places where tapes are sold along with tapes of Qur’an and religious lectures. And calling these things “Islamic songs” is not correct because Allah has not legistated in Islam for us songs, rather He has only legislated in Islam for us the remembrance of Allah, recitation of Qur’an and learning beneficial knowledge. As for songs (anaasheed) then they are from the innovated religion of the Sufis, those who take their deen as amusement and play. And taking songs as religion is from resembling the Christians who have made their deen singing hymns in unison and songs with music. So it is obligatory to warn from these songs and to prevent their being sold and circulated. In addition to what is included in these are rallying songs which incite fitnah and cause discord amongst the Muslims.

And the one who spreads these anasheed (songs) uses as a proof that the Prophet -sallallahu alayhe wa alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam- he had with him poets who sung and he listened to that and and agreed with it.



الجواب عن ذلك : أنّ الأشعار التي تنشد عند رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم- ليست تنشد بأصوات جماعية على شكل أغاني ، ولا تسمى ( أناشيد إسلامية ) وإنما هي أشعار عربية ، تشتمل على الحكم والأمثال ، ووصف الشجاعة والكرم وكان الصحابة ينشدونها أفراداً لأجل ما فيها من هذه المعاني وينشدون بعض الأشعار وقت العمل المتعب كالبناء ، والسير في الليل في السفر ، فيدل هذا على إباحة هذا النوع من إنشاد في مثل هذه الحالات خاصة ، لا على أن يتخذ فناً من فنون التربية والدعوة كما هو الواقع الآن ، حيث يلقن الطلاب هذه الأناشيد ، ويقال عنها ( أناشيد إسلامية ) أو ( أناشيد دينية ) وهذا ابتداع في الدين ، وهو من دين الصوفية المبتدعة ، فهم الذين عرف عنهم اتخاذ الأناشيد ديناً فالواجب التنبه لهذه الدسائس ، ومنع بيع هذه الأشرطة لأن الشر يبدأ يسيراً ثم يتطور ويكثر إذا لم يبادر بإزالته عند حدوثه ) أهـ حاشية “الأجوبة المفيدة” (صفحة 2-3) .

And the answer to that is that the poets that sung in the presence of the Messenger of Allah did not sing in unison, nor with a voice resembling a singer’s voice, and they were not called “Islamic Songs” (because they did not sing about the religion). They were only Arabic poets…and they described bravery and nobility. And the Sahabah would sing individually (not in unison) about things that were like this (bravery, nobility, etc). And some of the poets would sing at times when they were tired at work such as construction, or when traveling at night on a journey. So this shows the permissibility of this type of singing in these specific cases, not that (songs) are taken as a way from the ways of tarbiyyah (education/nurturing over time) and da’wah, like it is nowadays where the students learn these songs and they are called “Islamic songs” or religious songs. And this is a bid’ah in the religion (religious/Islamic songs is a bidah) and it is from the religion of the innovated Sufism. They are the ones who are known to take their deen as songs (anaasheed). So it is obligatory to point out these plots and to prevent the selling of these tapes because evil starts out easy, then it evolves and becomes numerous when there is no rush to stop it when it happens.



س/ كثر الحديث عن الأناشيد الإسلامية، وهناك من أفتى بجوازها وهناك من قال أنها بديل للأشرطة الغنائية فما رأي فضيلتكم؟ ج/ هذه التسمية غير صحيحة وهي تسمية حادثة فليس هناك ما يسمى بالأناشيد الإسلامية في كتب السلف ومن يعتد بقولهم من أهل العلم، والمعروف أن الصوفية هم الذين يتخذون الأناشيد دينًا لهم وهو ما يسمونه بالسماع، وفي وقتنا لما كثرت الاحزاب والجماعات، صار لكل حزب أو جماعة أناشيد حماسية قد يسمونها بالأناشيد الإسلامية، وهذه التسمية لا صحة لها، وعليه فلا يجوز اتخاذ هذه الأناشيد وترويجها بين الناس، وبالله التوفيق. [مجلة الدعوة العدد ١٦٣٢]

Q: Noble Shaikh, there has been much talk about Islamic Songs (anaasheed) and there is one who passed a fatwa saying that they are permissible and there is one who says that they are an alternative to the tapes of singers, so what is your opinion?

A: hafithuhullah: This naming (of “Islamic” for anaasheed) is not correct. And it is a new naming. There is nothing that is called “Islamic Anaasheed” in the books of the Salaf or those whose speech is given consideration from the Scholars. And it is known that the Sufis are the ones who take their religion to be songs (anaasheed)…And in our time when the groups and sects have become numerous, there has become for every group and sect fiery/zealous songs that they call “Islamic Songs”. And this naming (“Islamic” to song/nasheed) is not correct. And it is upon him to not permit the taking of the songs (to listen to) or the spreading them amongst the people. And with Allah lies the success.


Also refer to what the shaikh mentions here:

as well as his answer here:

The Living Scholar Saalih Fawzaan

December 16, 2010

Translated from:

A brief biography of the Shaikh, the Allaamah, Saalih  bin Fawzaan al-Fawzaan

His lineage:

He is the Noble Shaikh, the Doctor: Saalih bin Fawzaan bin Abdullah, from the people of ash Shamaasiyyah and al Wadaa’een, from the tribe of ad Dawaasir

His upbringing and studies:

He was born in the year 1354 Hijree (calendar) and his father died when he was young, so he was raised by his family.  He learned the Noble Qur’an, reading, and writing from the Imam of the Masjid in his area who was a skillful reciter and the Noble Shaikh: Hamood bin Sulaymaan at Tilaal – who was later appointed judge in the town Dariyah in the area of Qaseem.

Then he joined the government school when it opened in Shamaasiyyah in the year 1369 H. He completed his beginning studies at Faisaliyyah School in Buraidah in 1371H and he was appointed as an elementary school teacher.  Then he joined the educational institute in Buraidah when it opened in 1373H and graduated from it in 1377H.  Then he joined the School of Sharee’aah (Kuliyyah – school which is part of a larger university, ex: School of Medicine, School of Law, School of Business (etc) which are all part of a larger university) in Riyadh and graduated from it in 1381.  He later obtained a Master’s and then a Doctorate degree specializing in fiqh from this School.

His jobs

After his graduation from the School of Sharee’ah, he was appointed teacher in the educational institute in Riyadh.  Then he was  transferred to teach in the School of Sharee’ah. Then he was transferred to teach in Graduate Studies in the School of Fundamentals of the Religion.  Then (he was transferred) to the Higher Institute of the Judiciary.  Then he was appointed Principal of the Higher Institute of the Judiciary.  Then he went back to teaching in it after his time as principal ended.  Then he was transferred to being a member of the Permanent Committee for Fataawaa and Scholarly Research and he hasn’t stopped having that job.

His other work

He is a noble scholar from the Major Ulama, a member of the Fiqh Council in Noble Makkah (part of ar-Raabitah), a member of the Supervisory Committee over the Du’aat (callers) during Hajj, along with his work in the Permanent Committee for Fataawaa and Scholarly Research. And he is Imaam, Khateeb (lecturer), and Teacher at the Masjid of the Prince Mut’ib bin ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Aal Sa’ood in Malaz. He shares in answering questions on the radio program “Noor ‘alaa al Darb”. He also regularly contributes to knowledge-based publications at the Council for Scholarly Research, Studies, Treatises, and Fataawaa – some of which are collected and published. He also supervises many of the knowledge-based treatises (written by students) in the Masters (degree) and Doctorate programs. Numerous students of knowledge study directly from him, continually attending his sittings and Islamic lessons.

His Mashaayikh (Scholars who taught him)

The Noble Scholar studied at the hands of numerous lofty Scholars, the most well-known of them being: the Honorable Scholar ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Bin Baaz, the Honorable Scholar Abdullah bin Humaid – he would attend his lessons in the Masjid of Buraidah, the Honorable Scholar Muhammad al Ameen ash-Shinqeetee, the Honorable Scholar ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee, the Honorable Scholar Saalih bin ‘Abdur-Rahman as-Sukaytee, the Honorable Scholar Saalih bin Ibraheem al- Bulayhee, the Honorable Scholar Muhammad bin Subayyal, the Honorable Scholar ‘Abdullah bin Saalih al-Khulayfee, the Honorable Scholar Ibraheem bin ‘Ubayd al-‘Abd al-Muhsin, and the Honorable Scholar Saalih al-‘Alee an-Naasir. And he studied from other than them…

His Authored Works

The Noble Scholar has authored many works. From the most prominent of them:

An Explanation of (Ibn Taymiyyah’s) Aqeedatul Wasitiyyah in one small volume

A collection of lectures regarding Aqeedah (beliefs) and Dawah (calling to the correct path) in two volumes

A collection of fataawaa in Aqeedah and Fiqh (jurisprudence) taken from Noor ‘alaa ad-Darb (radio program) 4 volumes completed

Criticism of the book The Halal and Haram in Islam

An Explanation of Kitaabut Tawheed by Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab – a simple explanation which can be used in schools (He also wrote his own very beneficial book called Kitaabut Tawheed)

Summary of Fiqh Principles in two volumes

Clarification of what the person making Hajj and/or ‘Umrah should do

(for a more complete list of his works, see the Arabic in the link given)

Additionally there are a number of books, research works and knowledge-based treatises – some of which have been published and some of which are in the process of being published.


(End of what I translated from his biography)

 A biography of him from salafitalk:

Shaikh Fawzaan audios:

Shaikh Fawzaan on the meaning of “Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah”

Shaikh Fawzaan on so-called “Islamic” songs

The fact that the majority does something is not a proof that it is correct:

Explanation of “Don’t boycott more than three days”

Shaikh Fawzaan on saying “Madkhalis”

Recitation of Shaikh Fawzaan:

Brief video clips (Arabic audio and written English):


9 Questions about the Jinn:


Difference between Hadith Qudsi and the Quran


The devil didn’t make you do it


Putting Parents in a Rest Home



The Living Scholar Saalih Suhaymee (short bio)

October 3, 2010

(A friend gave me this info – baarakallahu feehaa)

هو صالح بن سعد السحيمي.
ولد في سنة 1366 هـ بالمدينة النبوية.
الشهادات العلمية: دكتوراه في الفقه.
العمل: أستاذ مشارك في كلية الدعوة وأصول الدين قسم العقيدة، بالجامعة الإسلامية بالمدينة النبوية

He is Saalih bin Sa’d as-Suhaymee

He was born in the year 1366 Hijree in the city of Medinah

He has a doctorate in fiqh

He worked as an Associate Professor in the Islamic University of Medinah, School of Dawah and Usoolud Deen, in the Aqeedah Division (and he was head of this division for a while as well)

And it was mentioned here:  that he is also a teacher in the Prophet’s Mosque in Madeenah


Shaikh Suhaimee on Shaikh Rabee:  (Arabic)


Shaikh Suhaymee on Shaikh Ubaid al Jaabiree:


Brief audios (Arabic audio and written English) by Shaikh Suhaymee:


Audio lectures:



Madinah Books (Arabic only)

April 29, 2010