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“The Jamaa’ah” meaning: Those who unite upon the truth…

September 8, 2015

وَفِيْ رِوَايَةٍ “الجَمَاعَةُ” يعني

الجماعة الذين اجتمعوا على الحق الذي جاء به محمد

من ص13 الفرقة الناجية أصولها وعقائدها للشيخ ربيع المدخلي

And in one narration, “The Jamaa’ah” meaning:

those who unite upon the truth that

Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhe wa sallam) brought

From the book: The Foundational Beliefs and Principles of the Saved Sect (p.13)

By Shaikh Rabee al Madkhalee

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

April 1, 2012

Stated Shaikh Saalih Fawzaan in his sharh (explanation ) of Imam Ibn Taymiyyah’s book Al-Aqeedatul-Wasitiyyah (translated)

“And they are called ‘Ahlus-Sunnah’ because of their connection to the Sunnah of the Messenger-sallallahu alayhe wa sallam-preferring this (his Sunnah) above all other than it from statements and madh-habs. And this is in opposition to Ahlul-Bid’ah (the people of innovation). Because indeed they are (named) based on their connection to their bid’ah or misguidance like the Qadariyyah2 or the Murji’ah3. And sometimes they are (named) based on their ugly, evil actions like the Raafidah4 and Khawaarij5

“’And the Jamaa’ah’: (Jamaa’ah means) in the language: a group of people gathered together. What is intended here  is: those gathered together upon the truth clinging to the Book and the Sunnah. And they are the Sahabah and all who follow them perfectly (in beliefs, statements and actions) even if they are few. As Ibn Mas’ood6-radiAllahu anhu-said: ‘The Jamaa’ah is what agrees (or conforms) with the truth, even if you are by yourself, in that case you are the Jamaa’ah.’”7

Another statement of Shaikh Fawzaan here: http://ittibaa.com/5/post/2012/03/the-jamaa-ah-is-whatever-conforms-to-the-truth-even-you-are-alone.html

Footnotes:

2Qadariyyah: “Those who say that a person is totally independent and has unrestricted free will and ability regarding his actions, and that Allah’s Will and Power have no affect on this” Shaikh Uthaymeen’s Explanation of The Three Fundamental Principles, translated by Abu Talhah Dawood ibn Ronald Burbank, published by al-Hidaya p.190

3Murji’ah: see http://www.fatwaislam.com/fis/index.cfm?scn=sc&sc=54&c=7 (if link doesnt work, go to fatwaislam and search for murji’ah

4Raafidah: see http://www.fatwaislam.com/fis/index.cfm?scn=fd&ID=38

5Khawarij: see http://www.fatwaislam.com/fis/index.cfm?scn=fd&ID=10

6 One of the Companions of the Prophet-sallallahu alayhe wa sallam, and one of the most knowledgeable scholars about Islam

7From the Book : Sharh (Explanation of) Aqeedatul Wasitiyyah (arabic), published by Darussalam, p.12, my translation

The True Meaning of Jamaa’ah

April 1, 2012

قال الإمام ابن القيم في كتابه : إغاثة اللهفان من مصايد الشيطان

p69-70

الباب العاشر: في علامات مرض القلب و صحته

Imam Ibnul Qayyim said in his book Help for the Sorrowful from the Traps of Shaytaan in the tenth chapter ( Signs of the sicknesses of the heart and its cure) p.69-70

و ما أحسن ما قال أبو محمد عبد الرحمن إسماعيل المعروف بأبي شامة في كتاب الحوادث و البدع

And how excellent is what Abu Muhammad ‘Abdur-Rahman Isma’il al-Ma’roof said to Abee Shaamah in the book  Al-Hawaadith wal-Bid’:

حيث جاء به الأمر بلزوم الجماعة فالمراد به لزوم الحق و اتباعه و إن كان المتمسك به قليلا و المخالف له كثيرا

‘When the command came to stick to the Jamaa’ah, then what was intended (by jamaa’ah) was sticking to the truth and following it, even if those doing so were few and those opposing the truth were many’

لأن الحق هو الذي كانت عليه الجماعة الأولى من عهد النبي صلى الله تعالى عليه و سلم و أصحابه، و لا نظر إلى كثرة أهل الباطل بعدهم

Because the truth is what the first Jamaa’ah was upon in the time of the Prophet – peace and blessings of The Most High be upon him and his Companions – no consideration is given to the large number of the people of falsehood after them.

قال عمرو بن ميمون الأودى

‘Amr ibn Maymoon al-Awdaa said:

صحبت معاذا باليمن. فما فارقته حتى واريته في التراب بالشام، ثم صحبت بعده أفقه الناس عبد الله بن مسعود رضي الله عنه

‘I accompanied Mu’aadh (ibn Jabal) in Yemen.  I  never parted from  him until helped bury him in Shaam (modern day Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan).  Then I accompanied the most knowledgeable of mankind after him – ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood – Allah be pleased with him.

                                                                                                    

فسمعته يقول: عليكم بالجماعة، فإن يد الله على الجماعة

‘I heard him say: “It is upon you to stick to the Jamaa’ah, because indeed the Hand of Allah is over the Jamaa’ah”

                                                              ثم سمعته يوما من الأيام يقول

سيَلَيِ عليكم وُلاة يأخّرون الصلاة عن مواقيتها، فصلُّوا الصلاة لميقاتها، فهي الفريضة، و صلوا معهم فإنها لكم نافلة

‘Then I heard him one day say: “There will rule over you rulers who delay the obligatory salaah from their proper times.  So pray the  salah on time (by yourselves) – that is your obligatory prayer.  And pray the salah with them (when they delay the obligatory prayers) – and this will be extra (naafilah) for you.”

قال قلت: “يا أصحاب محمد ما أدري ما تحدثونا؟قال: “و ما ذاك؟قلت: “تأمرني بالجماعةو تحضني عليها ثم تقول

صلِ الصلاة وحدك، و هي الفريضة، و صلِ مع الجماعة و هي النافلة؟

(‘Amr) said: ‘I said: “O Companions of Muhammad!  I don’t understand what you are telling us?!” (Abdullah bin Mas’ood) said: “And what is that?”  I said: “You command me to stick to the Jamaa’ah and you encourage me upon that, then you say: ‘Pray the  salah by yourself – and that is your obligatory prayer, and pray with the Jamaa’ah – and that is extra for you?!”

قال: “يا عمرو بن ميمون، قد كنت أظنك من أفقه أهل هذه القرية، تدري ما الجماعة؟قلت: لا

‘(‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood) said: “O ‘Amr bin Maymoon!  I considered  you to be the most knowledgeable of the people in this area.  Do you know what is the Jamaa’ah?”  I said: “No”

قال: إن جمهور الجماعة: الذين فارقوا الجماعة. الجماعة ما وافق الحق، و إن كنت وحدك

‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood said: “Indeed the majority of the Jamaa’ah (people) are those who have split from the Jamaa’ah.  The Jamaa’ah is what agrees with the truth – even if you are by yourself”

و في طريق أخرى: فضرب على فخذي و قال: ويحك، إن جمهور الناس فارقوا الجماعة. و إن الجماعة ما وافق طاعة الله عز و جل

And in a different narration: “So he hit my thigh and said: ‘Woe to you! Indeed the majority of the people have split from the Jamaa’ah. Indeed the Jamaa’ah is what agrees with the obedience to Allah, Exalted and Mighty is He.”

قال نعيم بن حماد  يعني إذا  فسدت الجماعة فعليك بما كانت عليه الجماعة قبل أن تفسد، و إن كنت وحدك، فإنك أنت الجماعة حينئذذكره البيهقي و غيره

Nu’aym bin Hammaad said: “Meaning, when the Jamaa’ah becomes corrupt, then it is upon you to be upon what the Jamaa’ah was upon before it became corrupt, even if you are by yourself, in that case you are the Jamaa’ah”  al-Bayhaqee and other than him mentioned it.

 

The Living Scholar Saalih Fawzaan

December 16, 2010

Translated from: http://www.ajurry.com/TarjamaFozan.htm

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)

Translated by Ummu Khadijah

 

 A biography of him from salafitalk:

http://salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=19&Topic=9412

 

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

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/shaikh-fawzaan-on-the-meaning-of-ahlus-sunnah-wal-jamaaah/

Shaikh Fawzaan on so-called “Islamic” songs

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/so-called-islamic-songs/

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

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/the-fact-that-the-majority-does-something-is-not-a-proof-that-it-is-correct/

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

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/explanation-of-dont-boycott-more-than-three-days/

Shaikh Fawzaan on saying “Madkhalis”

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2011/01/01/shaikh-fawzaan-on-saying-madkhalis/

 

9 Questions about the Jinn:

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/9-questions-about-the-jinn-answered-by-shaikh-fawzaan/

 

Difference between Hadith Qudsi and the Quran

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/difference-between-hadith-qudsi-and-the-quran-and-between-it-and-other-ahaadeeth/

 

The devil didn’t make you do it

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/the-devil-didnt-make-you-do-it/

 

Putting Parents in a Rest Home

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/putting-parents-in-a-rest-home-by-shaikh-fawzaan/