Posts Tagged ‘Muslim’

How to Unify the Muslims – Shaikh Fawzaan

March 7, 2014

 

 

Shaikh Fawzaan answered the following question on the radio program “Nur alaa ad-Darb”

 

Read the Arabic from here:

http://www.sahab.net/forums/?showtopic=137056

 

Listen to the Arabic:

http://www.fileswap.com/dl/phVrdYUr7Z/How_to_unify_the_Muslims_Shaikh_Fawzaan.mp3.html

 

 

Question: Splitting and differing have overtaken the Ummah in this present time of ours so how can we unite the Muslims upon good and leave off differing and splitting?

 

Shaikh Fawzaan: That will come from calling to agreeing with and uniting upon the truth and (agreeing with and uniting) upon the correct belief.  That happens at the hands of the Scholars and rectifiers.  That happens at the hands of the Scholars and rectifiers -those who call to unity and to leaving off splitting and differing for other than the truth. Rather (that differing which occurs) due to (following) desires, or due to (loyalty) based on partisanship and groups.  All of this (blameworthy splitting and differing) should be left off.  And the Muslims should unite as one group, as one nation.

 

Truly! This, your Ummah [Sharia or religion (Islâmic Monotheism)] is one religion, and I am your Lord, therefore worship Me (Alone). [Tafsîr Ibn Kathîr]”1 (Al-Anbiya 21:92)

 

And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allâh (i.e. this Qur’ân), and be not divided among yourselves” (3:103)

 

So it is upon the Muslims to remember this.  It is upon the rectifying callers to act upon this.  The callers nowadays are many.  As are the organizations for calling, etc.  But there is splitting.  The callers aren’t acting on this matter (to hold onto the Rope of Allaah – the Quran and Sunnah – and not split away from it) and they are not giving it importance.  Rather, perhaps many of them say:

 

This is freedom of beliefs”, or “This is freedom of opinion”, or what is similar to that – this is not permissible (to say since these are innovated ideas which contradict the legislation that the Creator sent down)

 

It is obligatory upon them:

 

After calling to tawheed (monotheism) and making all worship sincerely for Allaah only, that they rectify (matters amongst themselves)

 

So fear Allâh and adjust all matters of difference among you” (8:1)

 

There is no good in most of their secret talks save (in) him who orders Sadaqah (charity in Allâh’s Cause), or Ma’rûf (Islâmic Monotheism and all the good and righteous deeds which Allâh has ordained), or conciliation between mankind, and he who does this, seeking the good Pleasure of Allâh, We shall give him a great reward.” (An-Nisa 4:114)

 

And the saying of Allaah, The Most High (translated):

 

And if two parties or groups among the believers fall to fighting, then make peace between them both, but if one of them rebels against the other, then fight you (all) against the one that which rebels till it complies with the Command of Allâh; then if it complies, then make reconciliation between them justly, and be equitable. Verily! Allâh loves those who are equitable.  The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islâmic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers.” (49:9-10)

 

So it is not permissible for us to remain upon differing.  Because this rips apart our unity, destroys our strength, and splits our cohesiveness, and emboldens the enemy against us.

 

As for the one who says:

 

We unite upon what we agree and pardon each other concerning that which we differ”

 

Then this is a corrupt principle which is not correct.  We must unite upon the truth, upon the correct belief, upon good Islamic behavior. Not splitting due to opinions, desires, groups or parties.  These groups have engulfed the Ummah and enmity has occurred between them. This is what the enemies want.  They are the ones who fuel this differing and they are the ones who encourage it and perhaps also make money from it.

 

 

 

Footnote

 

 

 

1 Translation of all verses of the Quran taken from:

www.thenoblequran.com

 

 

 

The Recent Murder in England – Shaikh Muhammad bin Rabee

May 28, 2013

From:

http://www.islamagainstextremism.com/articles/zltsjfs-shaykh-muhammad-bin-rabee-scholar-of-madeenah-on-the-woolwich-killing.cfm

 

Shaykh Muhammad bin Rabee’ – a Salafi scholar from the city of Madeenah, former professor at the Islamic University of Madeenah –  made a brief comment regarding the Woolwich killing – he stated (see this tweet):

Islaam is free of this barbaric act. No [sound] intellect accepts this type of behaviour. This will do nothing but incite people who live in these lands to have hostility towards the Muslims. This man is either someone who adheres to the way of the Khawaarij (an extreme sect of renegades) or someone who is intoxicated by his emotions and is totally ignorant of the rulings of Islam. Islam is a religion of justice and fairness. This is nothing but a criminal act.

The statement of the Shaykh, “intoxicated by his emotions” is a nice characterization of these types of people in general because they are intoxicated by the evil misguided opinions and sentiments of ignorant pseudo-scholars such as Omar Bakri, Abu Qatada, Abu Hamzah and their likes. Indeed the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said about the Kharijites that they are “youthful of age, foolish of mind” and from the greatest of their traits is rank ignorance of Islam and its rulings. These people (and in particular their leaders who misguide them) are a scourge upon the Muslim nation and the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) informed that they will continuously appear in the Muslim nation until the Antichrist appears in the midst (see here). For this reason it is obligatory upon the Muslims to wage war against them, their leaders and figureheads, refute and demolish their beliefs, their evil ideas, their vile methodologies and to exonerate Islam from their falsehood, since cutting these people off is a desired affair in the Shari’ah of Islam (see this article).

Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen on Interacting With Non-Muslims in Western Countries

May 15, 2013

Taken from:

http://www.spubs.com/sps/uth/

The article:

Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen on Interacting With Non-Muslims in Western Countries

Advice from July 28, 2000

 

The Shaikh stated, during a tele-link, on the 28th July 2000:

…Likewise I invite you to have respect for those people who have the right that they should be respected, from those between you and whom there is and agreement (of protection) [i.e. Non-Muslims]. For the land which you are living is such  that there is an agreement between you and them. If this were not the case they would have killed you or expelled you. So preserve this agreement, and do not prove treacherous to it, since treachery is a sign of the hypocrites, and it is not from the way of the Believers.

And know that it is authentically reported from the Prophet that he said : “Whoever kills one who is under and agreement of protection will not smell the fragrance of Paradise.”

Do not be fooled by those sayings of the foolish people : those who say : ‘Those people are Non-Muslims, so their wealth is lawful for us [i.e. to misappropriate or take by way of murder and killing].’ For by Allaah – this is a lie. A lie about Allaah’s Religion, and a lie in Islamic societies.

So we may not say that it is lawful to be treacherous towards people whom we have an agreement with.

O my brothers. O youth. O Muslims. Be truthful in your buying and selling, and renting, and leasing, and in all mutual transactions. Because truthfulness is from the characteristics of the Believers, and Allaah – the Most High – has commanded truthfulness – in the saying of Allaah – the Most High –

“O you who believe – fear and keep you duty to Allaah and be with the truthful”

And the Prophet encouraged truthfulness and said : “Adhere to truthfulness, because truthfulness leads to goodness, and goodness leads to Paradise; and a person will continue to be truthful, and strive to be truthful until he will be written down with Allaah as a truthful person“.

And he warned against falsehood, and said : “Beware of falsehood, because falsehood leads to wickedness, and wickedness leads to the Fire. And a person will continue lying, and striving to lie until he is written down with Allaah as a great liar.”

O my brother Muslims. O youth. Be true in your sayings with your brothers, and with those Non-Muslims whom you live along with – so that you will be inviters to the Religion of Islaam, by your actions and in reality. So how many people there are who first entered into Islaam because of the behaviour and manners of the Muslims, and their truthfulness, and their being true in their dealings.

 

 

“I Am Muslim” – Book Recommendation

May 10, 2013

This is a recommendation for the newly published children’s book: “I Am Muslim” written by Umm Khuzaimah which can be found here:

http://www.wowinspirations.org/product/muslim-book-1/

(Note: I have not read the other books listed and thus cannot comment on them)

I find this to be an excellent book for the following reasons:

1.It is based on The Three Principles

2.It does not have haraam pictures

3.It has Arabic with the vowel markings (and English) but no transliteration

4.It has beautiful illustrations

5.My husband and children liked it

6.It has a good price (and is on sale now for $5)

I ask that Allah grants Umm Khuzaimah success in writing more beneficial books for the Ummah.

Ummu Khadijah

Meaning of, ‘Whoever covers a Muslim…”

June 5, 2012

Translated from:  http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/11401 (answered by Shaikh Abdul Azeez Bin Baz)

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Q: Is the meaning of this hadeeth: ‘Whoever covers a Muslim, Allah will cover him‘ that: if someone commits a sin and I cover it up, Allah will cover my sins up? I would like for you to clarify this for me – Allah reward you with good.

 

 

A: Yes, this is an authentic hadeeth collected by Muslim from Abu Hurairah – radiallahu anhu – from the Prophet  – alayhis salaatu was-salaam – in which he said (translated), ‘Whoever removes a hardship from the hardships of the this life from a Believer, Allah will remove a hardship from the hardships of the Day of Resurrection1 from him. And whoever makes a difficult affair easy, Allah will make things easy for him in this life and the Hereafter.  And whoever covers a Muslim, Allah will cover him in this life and the Hereafter…’ to the end of the hadeeth.

 

 And in the two Saheeh’s from the hadeeth of Ibn Umar – Allah be pleased with him and his father – from the Prophet – sallaallahu alayhe wa sallam – that he said (translated), ‘The Muslim is the brother of a Muslim.  He neither oppresses him nor does he abandon  him. And whoever fulfills the need of his brother, Allah will fulfill his need. And whoever repels from a Muslim a hardship, Allah will repel a hardship from the hardships of the Day of Resurrection from him.  And whoever covers a Muslim, Allah will cover him on the Day of Resurrection.’

 

 

So this is what is legislated:  when a person sees from his brother in the religion a flaw – meaning: an act of disobedience – then he neither exposes it, nor spreads it amongst the people.  Rather, he covers it up, advises him, directs him to good, and calls him to repent to Allah from that.  And he doesn’t expose it amongst the people. So whoever does this – covering his brother (i.e. his faults or sins), then Allah will cover him in this life and the Hereafter.  Because the recompense is from the same type as the action.

 

 

As for those who show their sins and they are not shy to show their sins among the people, then these people expose themselves.  This is not the situation for covering (faults) – like the one who drinks alcohol amongst the people in the marketplaces and in gatherings – this one has indeed exposed himself – and we ask Allah for well-being.  Likewise the one who does other sins openly and he doesn’t care, then his affair is brought to the ones in charge (Muslim Rulers in Muslim countries) who will deter others like him and establish the Islamic punishment upon him – his affair is brought (to them).  There is no covering (of sins) for the one who makes apparent and publicizes his sin.  And we ask Allah for well-being.

 

 

1Lit.: The Day of Standing, also known as the Day of Judgement

Awrah of the Muslim Woman Around Other Muslim Women

April 1, 2012

This is a translation of a fatwa by the Permanent Committee which was comprised of  the following scholars: Shaikh Abdul Aziz aalush Shaikh (the current Grand Mufti), Shaikh Saalih Fawzaan, Shaikh Ghudyaan (who passed away recently) and Shaikh Bakr Aboo Zaid.  The fatwa is on the website www.alifta.com (on the Arabic site – it hasn’t been translated onto the English part of that website yet).  This fatwa was also posted on http://www.albaidha.net/vb/index.php

http://www.albaidha.net/vb/showthread.php?t=5923  (it’s about half-way down the page)

“Indeed the Believing women in the beginning of Islam reached the highest level of purity, chastity, shyness, and modesty because of the blessing of Imaan in Allah and His Messenger and following the Qur’an and Sunnah. And the women in that time would wear concealing clothes and it is not know from them that they exposed themselves in the gatherings of some of them or in the presence of their mahrams.  And the women of this ummah traversed this correct sunnah – and all the praise is due to Allah – generation after generation until recent times when there entered upon many of the women what entered upon them from corruption in dressing and manners, this being due to numerous causes and this is not the topic to go into them.

“And with regards to the majority of the fatwas that are found by the Permanent Committee about the limits of what a woman can see of another woman and what is obligatory for her from clothing (in front of other women), then the Permanent Committee clarified to all the Muslim women: that it is obligatory for the woman to adorn herself with the good manners of shyness which the Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) mentioned was a branch from the branches of Iman. And the shyness that has been commanded in the legislation and what is customary is her covering and modesty and adorning herself with good manners that distance her from situations of fitnah and doubtful situations.

“And indeed the Qur’an clearly indicates that the woman doesn’t show to another woman except what she shows to her mahrams from what (the things that) she normally uncovers in her house or at work, as Allah, The Most High, said (translated):

‘and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like palms of hands or one eye or both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer dress like veil, gloves, head-cover, apron, etc.), and to draw their veils all over Juyubihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms, etc.) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband’s fathers, their sons, their husband’s sons, their brothers or their brother’s sons, or their sister’s sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islâm)…’ 24:31

“And this is the text of theQur’an and this is what the Sunnah indicates. So it is the path that the wives of the Messenger (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) and the Sahabiyyat were upon and those who followed them exactly (in beliefs, statements, and actions) from the women of this ummah until this time of ours. And what is normally taken off for those mentioned in the noble verse (24:31) is: what is apparent from the woman normally in the house or the workplace (among other women)and what’s difficult to avoid uncovering like the head, the hands, the neck, and the feet.

“As for expanding the uncovering to something in addition to that, then there is no proof from the Qur’an or Sunnah indicating the permissibility of that. Also, it is the path to fitnah (trial/temptation) for the woman and subjecting the girls of her gender to fitnah through her – and this is found among them. There is also in this (uncovering body parts which should not be uncovered) a bad example that they set for other women. There is also in this the resembling of the shameless kaafir women and prostitutes in their way of dress. And it has been estahlished from the Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) that he said (translated): ‘Whoever resembles a people, then he is from them’ [collected by Imam Ahmad and Abu Dawood]…”