Posts Tagged ‘love’

3 ahaadeeth on the virtues of Madinah

July 28, 2013

These ahaadeeth were some of the ahaadeeth mentioned by Shaikh Sulaymaan ar-Ruhaylee (who has been praised by Shaikh Muhammad bin Haadee here: ) in a recorded lecture recently played here:



The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said:



إنَّ إبراهيمَ حرَّم مكةَ ، و دعا لها

و إنِّي حرَّمتُ المدينةَ ، كما حرَّم إبراهيمُ مكةَ

و دعوتُ لها في مُدِّها و صاعِها مثلَ ما دعا إبراهيمُ لمكةَ


Indeed Ibraheem (Abraham) made Makkah a sanctuary and made du’a for it.  And indeed I have made Madeenah a sanctuary as Ibraheem made Makkah a sanctuary.  And I have made dua for it (Madeenah) for its Mudd and its Saa’ just like Ibraheem made du’a for Makkah.”


Shaikh Albaani declared it Sahih in Sahih al Jaami’ (1523), narrated by Abdullah bin Zaid






من دخل مسجدَنا هذا ليتعلَّمَ خيرًا أو ليُعلِّمَه ؛

كان كالمجاهدِ في سبيلِ اللهِ ،

ومن دخله لغيرِ ذلك ؛

كان كالنَّاظرِ إلى ما ليس له


Whoever enters this masjid of ours (the Prophet’s – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – masjid in Madinah) to either learn good or teach it, is like a Mujaahid in the way of Allah.  And whoever enters it for other than that is like one who looks at what doesn’t belong to him.”


Shaikh Albaani declared it Hasan (good) in Sahih al Mawaarid,(69), narrated by Abu Hurairah










اللَّهمَّ حبِّبْ إلينا المدينةَ كما حبَّبتَ إلينا مَكَّةَ أو أشدَّ

وانقل حُمَّاها إلى الجحفةِ

اللَّهمَّ بارِك لنا في مدِّنا وصاعِنا



“O Allah! Make us love medina as You made us love Mecca, or more, and transfer the fever that is in it, to Al-Juhfa. O Allah! Bless our Mudd and our Saa’ (kinds of measures).”

(translation of this hadeeth taken from: )


Sahih Bukhari, Book of Du’a (Da’waat), narrated by Aishah


How to Love Each Other for Allah’s Sake, and a Severe Warning – Shaikh Uthaymeen

April 1, 2012

Translated from:

Q: Baarakallahu feekum. This questioner says – Honorable Shaikh, how can we have love of each other for the Sake of Allah, I would like to benefit from you.

A: (Shaikh Uthaymeen): Love for the Sake of Allah is actualized by you loving a man because he is a righteous worshiper of Allah1, not because he is your relative, or he has wealth or because he is handsome, etc. Only love (a man) for his deen and his taqwaa-this is loving for the Sake of Allah. And in this situation, you will find that both of you help each other upon the obedience to Allah. And it has been established in an authentic hadeeth from Abu Hurairah – radiallahu anhu – from the Prophet – sallallahu alayhe wa alaa aalihi wa sallam – who said (translated):

“ ‘There are seven whom Allah will shade with His shade on the Day when there will be no shade except for His shade (i.e. shade which He creates2): (1) a just leader, (2) a child raised in the worship of Allah, (3) the man whose heart is attached to the Masaajid, (4) two men who love each other for the Sake of Allah, they meet for His Sake and part for His Sake, (5) a man who is called (to commit fornication or adultery) by a women possessing noble lineage and beauty, but he (does not do it and) says ‘Indeed I fear Allah’, (6) a man who gives charity and hides (the fact that he is giving in charity) until his left hand does not know what his right hand has spent, (7) a man who, when he is alone and he remembers Allah, his eyes overflow (with tears). The point of benefit here is his (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) statement: ‘two men who love each other for the Sake of Allah, they meet for His Sake and part for His Sake’.

“But I want to warn with a tremendous warning – especially the women – that this love for the Sake of Allah does not become loving (someone) along with Allah. Because some of the people exceed the bounds in their loving their brother for the Sake of Allah, or a woman will exaggerate in loving her sister for the Sake of Allah until love for this person in her heart or in the man’s heart becomes greater than their love for Allah. Because this person is always in his heart, and is always the one he remembers. If he goes to sleep, he goes to sleep remembering him, and if he wakes up, he wakes up remembering him. And if he goes or returns, he remembers him. So his remembrance of him makes him forget the remembrance of Allah – Mighty and Exalted is He. This is shirk in love. Allah, The Most High, said (translated): ‘And of mankind are those who take rivals along with Allah; they love them as much as they love Allah…’ (2:165)…From this affair is that a woman will love her colleague or her teacher with a severe love that takes over her heart, thoughts, and mind until she is the one who is always on her mind.

“And she forgets, because of her remembrance of her, remembrance of Allah. This is a mistake and is dangerous. What is obligatory on the one who falls into this illness is that he tries to cure it as much as he’s able…The cure is that firstly, he remembers that love for Allah, The Most High, comes before everything else and he turns his heart to loving Allah. And from the things which strengthen the love for Allah in the heart of the servant is continually remembering Allah, reciting (or reading) the Qur’an a lot, doing good deeds, and staying away from the cravings and desires of the soul. Secondly, that he stays away somewhat from the one whom love for him in his heart reached such a level. He stays away from him somewhat and occupies himself with something else. If that doesn’t help, then he stays away from him. Lastly, he cuts ties with him until this love calms down, this enthusiasm (of emotion) is removed and becomes tranquil, and then his love returns to the normal love. Because of numerous complaints about this, I wanted to bring attention to not letting love for the sake of Allah increase so that it turns into loving (someone ) along with Allah because this is a type of shirk in love.

1Translator’s Footnote – meaning he is following the Sunnah on the understanding of the Salaf. Read excellent article here:

2 Shaikh Uthaymeen said in his explanation of Aqeedatul Waasitiyyah (2/136) (published by Dar Ibn al Jawzee):

“And his statement: ‘There will be no shade except for His shade…’; means – No shade except for the shade which He creates. And it is not as some people think – that it is the shade of the Dhaat of The Lord, Mighty and Exalted is He. Indeed this (thought) is falsehood, and it necessitates that the sun, in that case, is above Allah, Mighty and Exalted is He. In the dunya, we build things which shade us. But on the Day of Judgement, there will be no shade except for the shade which He – Exalted and Perfect is He – creates, to shade with (this shade) whomever He wills from His servants.” (translated from a post on )

The Late Scholar Muhammad ibn Saalih al Uthaymeen

May 8, 2010



The following taken from:


Bin Uthaymeen, Muhammad Saleh, was a Saudi scholar, jurist, and Mufti. He was born in 1929 in Unayzah City, Al-Qasim Province, Saudi Arabia, in a devout religious family. Bin Uthaymeen memorized the Holy Qurýan and studied other literary textbooks at the age of 14 at the hands of his grandfather and other prominent scholars. He joined courses taught in Unayzah Great Mosque and studied sciences such as monotheism, prophetic tradition, jurisprudence, Arabic languageýs grammars, morphology and math. He also read ýAl-Sahihý (The Genuine) for Al-Bukhari and several treatises of ibn Taymiya and other jurisprudential books. In 1952, Bin Uthaymeen started teaching in the Great Mosque at the time when the scientific institutes were open in Riyadh City. Consequently, he joined one of them and completed his study in 1953. After two years, he graduated and was hired as a teacher in Unayzah Scientific Institute while he was studying at the Faculty of Law. He was appointed imam of Unayzah Great Mosque and then he taught at Unayzah National Library in 1957. In 1978, Bin Uthaymeen moved to teach in the faculties of law and Islamýs origins at Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University’s branch in Al-Qasim. He also had taught in al-Haram Mosque and also in the Prophet’s Mosque during pilgrimage’s seasons and the holy month of Ramadan since 1982. Among other positions he was assumed during his life working as a member of the Senior Scholars Committee of the Kingdom in 1987, a member of the Scientific Council in the Islamic University of Imam Muhammad ibn Saud from 1969 to 1980 and the president of Unayzah Charity for Memorization the Holy Qurýan in 1985.

Bin Uthaymeen is considered one of the most pre-eminent scholars of the 20th century. During more than 50 years, Bin Uthaymeen worked hard for the sake of spreading science, teaching, preachment, lecturing, and guiding people to worship Allah. He has authored more than 40 books in different Islamic sciences including Tafsir (interpretation of the Holy Qurýan), monotheism and fatwas (verdicts or Islamic decrees). Remarkably, all points and statements Bin Uthaymeen makes in his books are founded on the Holy Qur’an, authentic Hadith, and the confirmed understandings of the prophet’s companions. Some of his collections were officially adopted in many institutions of learning in the Kingdom. He also recorded tens of thousands of vocal hours in audio media that included his lectures, preaches, interviews, radio religious programs, and his scientific lessons in the explanations of the Holy Qurýan and prophetic tradition.

He wrote his first book in 1962 entitled ýFathu Raab-il-Bariyyah bi-Talkhees al-Hamawiyyaý (Explanation of a Summary of Al-Aqeedah Al-Hamawiyya of ibn Taymiya) in which he summarized ibn Taymiyaýs book ýAl-Hamawiya fee Al-Aqeedaý (Al-Hamawiyya in the Islamic Creed). The book also contained his answer to a question presented to him from Hamah, city in west central Syria, on the Orontes River, about the saying of religious scholars regarding the attributes and characteristics of Allah. His book entitled “Tafseer Ayat Al-Kursi” (An Explanation of Aayat al-Kursi) describes the greatest aayah (verse) in the Holy Qur’an and mentions its beneficial points. “Abridged of the Rules of Sacrificial Offerings & Slaughtering” is Bin Uthaymeen’s book in which he covers briefly various rules and regulations of sacrificial offerings and slaughtering which serves as a valuable guide for those intending to perform the sacrifice on the day of Eid. Bin Uthaymeen also wrote a book entitled “Islamic Fataawa (Verdicts) Regarding the Muslim Child” which contains numerous aspects related to the lives of children such as upbringing, education and treatment. This book also is a compilation of more than 150 legal rulings given by the contemporary scholars in response to actual questions put before them. “Al-Khilaaf Baynal Ulamaa Asbaabuhoo wa Mawaqifunaa Minhoo” (Differences of Opinion Amongst the Scholars) which assists researchers in having a good appreciation for the Islamic numerous scholars. His book entitled “Sujood as-Sahw” (Prostration for Forgetfulness in the Prayer) explains this prostration’s rulings, conditions, manners and times especially for the imams whom the people follow in their daily prayers.

Among his other published books and treatises: “Islamic Verdicts on the Pillars of Islam”, “The Tents of Faith”, “The Whisper of the Shaytaan and Its Cure”, “Death and Resurrection”, “The Fruits of Taqwaa”, “The Devine Decree and Pre-Ordainment”, “How to Acquire Good Manners”, “The Prophet’s (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) Advice to Mu’aadh ibn Jabal”, “Exemplary Foundations Concerning the Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah”, “The Manner of Purification and Prayer for the Sick”, “Bidah: The Unique Nature of the Perfection Found in Islam”, “Fatawa on Fasting, Zakat and Taraweeh” and “The Wisdom Behind Fasting.”

On February 8, 1994 Bin Uthaymeen was awarded the King Faisalýs International Award for Servicing the Islam for his distinguish diction in calling unto the way of Allah with wisdom and goodly exhortation. Posthumously, his heirs established the ýCharitable Foundation of Muhammad Bin Uthaymeený which is responsible of publishing his books, treatises, lessons, lectures, preaches, verdicts, interviews and his other works.

Bin Uthaymeen passed away in Jeddah on January 10, 2001 at the age of 74 and was buried in Mecca. His funeral was attended by nearly 500,000 people coming from different parts of the Kingdom. Bin Uthaymeen was a highly significant scholar whose Islamic rulings are followed by a large number of Muslims worldwide. He played a prominent role in expanding the principals of Islamic monotheism and in explaining perplexed issues in the Islamic jurisprudence. He was a model of knowledgeable scholar, uprightness, honesty, commitment and humanity in the contemporary time.

source: Yemen Times newspaper


The following taken from:


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 ibn Saalih ibn Uthaimeen -Rahimullaah He is Abu Abdillaah Muhammad ibn Saalih ibn Uthaimeen al-Wahabee at-Tameemee. Born in Unayzah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 27th of Ramadan in the year 1347 hijree, he memorized the Qur’aan at a young age and he studied under the shaykh Abdur Rahmaan as-Sa’adee, he studied fiqh, grammar, hadeeth and tafseer. He also studied under the shaykh Abdul Azeez ibn Baaz. He was also a member of the Council of Eminent Scholars of Saudi Arabia; he wrote over 40 works, he regularly delivered lectures in the masjid al-Haraam in Makka in the Rammadan and Hajj seasons. He passed away in the year 1421A.H. and is buried in Makkah



Brief articles by Shaikh Uthaymeen: