Posts Tagged ‘other’

Whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted (by God) from him

November 18, 2014

An excellent, clear Arabic lecture by the living scholar Sulayman Ruhaylee

The Shaikh and the topic are introduced by another brother.  The Shaikh begins speaking at 3:45!dYxCiR5Y!fRaZ8k66yQIUDI8jy-hPM72UeJ0qKNZjCi_6L1ooY_k

From here:



another beneficial post:


Warning from terrorists and terrorism

Swearing by other than Allah – Shaikh Bin Baz

December 26, 2012

Translated from:

Question: There are many people who swear by other than Allah.  For example, they say: ‘By the life of the Prophet Muhammad’ – (we ask that) – Allah raise his rank and grant him peace, or ‘By the life of Eesa’ or ‘(By the life of ) Musa’ – alayhe as-salaatu was-salaam, or ‘By the life of the quran’, or ‘By the life of the grave’, or if I swear by my honor – benefit us regarding this – (we ask that) Allah reward you with the best reward

Answer (Shaikh Bin Baz): It is not permissible to swear by other than Allah.  Rather, it is obligatory to swear by Allah Alone – He is the Most High and Free from all deficiencies and defects – due to what is established from the Messenger of Allah – (we ask that) Allah raise his rank and grant him peace – that he said:

‘Whoever swears, then let him not swear except by Allah, or keep quiet1

And he said – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam:

‘Whoever swears by other than Allah has committed polytheism.’2

And one wording says:

‘…has committed disbelief.’3

And one wording is:

‘…has committed disbelief or polytheism.’4

So swearing by other than Allah is from the prohibited things which are disbelief.  But they are from ash-Shirk al-Asghar (the lesser polytheism), except when the person swearing intends for the one being sworn by grandeur and magnificence like the grandeur and magnificence of Allah.  Or (the one swearing intends) that he (the one being sworn by) has ability to bring about change in the universe, or that he deserves to be called upon along with5 Allah – that becomes Kufr Akbar (the greater disbelief which expels a person from the religion) – and refuge with Allah is sought.

So when one says: ‘By the life of so-and-so’, ‘By the life of the Messenger’, ‘By the life of Musa’, ‘By the life of Eesa’, ‘By the grave’, or he swears by the trust, or by the Ka’bah, or what is similar to that – all of that is swearing by other than Allah, and it is all prohibited, and it is all rejected.

What is obligatory is that one does not swear except by Allah – He is the Most High and Free from all deficiencies and defects – or (that one swears) by an Attribute (sifah) from His Attributes, or a Name from His Names – Lofty and Exalted is He. And the Quran is from the Speech of Allah, so the Quran is from the Attributes of Allah.  So if one says: ‘By the Quran’ or ‘By the life of the Quran’, there is no problem with this.  Because the Quran is the Speech of Allah – He is the Most High and Free from all deficiencies and defects.  So when one swears by the Quran, or says ‘By Allah’s Might’, or ‘By Allah’s Knowledge’, or ‘By the Life of Allah’, then there is no problem, for the Attributes of Allah can be sworn by.  However, the created things can not be sworn by.  So the Prophet – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – is not sworn by – even though he is the noblest of the creation.  Nor can one swear by the life of so-and-so, nor by the Ka’bah, nor by the trust, nor by the honor of so-and-so.  Because the Messenger -sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – prohibited that.  And he – (we ask that) Allah raise his rank and grant him peace – warned from this.

And the famous Imam Ibn Abd al-Barr – rahimahullah – said:

‘The scholars have agreed upon the impermissibility of swearing by other than Allah.’

So it is obligatory upon the Believer to be warned from this falsehood (swearing by other than Allah).  And that he warns his brothers from it, and that he calls them to swearing by Allah Alone – He is the Most High and Free from all deficiencies and defects.


1 Muslim recorded a hadeeth narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar that the Prophet – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – said:

فمن كان حالفًا فليحلفْ بالله أو ليَصمُتْ

Whoever swears, then let him swear by Allah, or be quiet”

Bukhari recorded a hadeeth narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar that the Prophet – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – said:

من كانَ حالفًا فلا يحلف إلَّا باللَّهِ

Whoever swears, then let him not swear except by Allah”

2من حلف بغير الله فقد أشرك  Shaikh Albaanee declared this hadeeth Saheeh in Saheeh Abu Dawood


3   منْ حلفَ بغيرِ اللهِ فقدْ كفرَ  Shaikh Albaanee declared this hadeeth Saheeh according to the conditions of Bukhari and Muslim in at-Ta’leeqaat ar-Radiyah

4    من حلف بغير الله فقد كفر أو أشرك     Shaikh Albaanee declared this hadeeth Saheeh and Saheeh at Tirmidhee

5 Or “instead of”, see this article: The Two Meanings of “min doonillah”

Whoever dies worshiping others along with God

June 17, 2012

Abdullah ibn Mas’ood narrated that the Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said:



مَنْ مَاتَ يُشْرِكُ بِاللهِ شَيْئًا دَخَلَ النَّارَ



Whoever dies worshiping someone or something along with Allah (God, The Creator) will enter the Fire”



وَقُلْتُ أَنَا: مَنْ مَاتَ لا يُشْرِكُ بِاللهِ شَيْئًا دَخَلَ الجَنَّة



And I (Abdullah ibn Masood) then said: “Whoever dies not worshiping others along with Allah (i.e. worshiping Him alone as a Muslim) will enter the Paradise”



(Translator’s Note – the Prophet Muhammad – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – gave his tacit approval to this statement by not correcting it)



Collected by Imam al Bukhari in his Saheeh

 ( صحيح البخاري )


Find a hadeeth and its grading:

Whoever swears by other than Allah (God)

June 6, 2012

Ibn Umar – radiallahu anhu – heard a man swearing by the Ka’bah so he said to him,

 ‘Indeed I heard the Messenger of Allah – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – saying:

مَنْ حَلَفَ بِغَيْرِ اللهِ فَقَدْ أَشْرَكَ

‘Whoever swears by other than Allah (God) has indeed committed polytheism’

Shaikh Albaanee declared it Saheeh in Saheeh Abee Dawood

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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: