Posts Tagged ‘Sharh’

Shaikh Fawzaan’s Explanation of Kitaabut Tawheed

September 30, 2013



The long one which is over 1000 pages and is excellent (from Shaikh Fawzaan’s official website):




The summarized version (al Mulakh-khas) which is only a little over 450 pages and is also excellent: al mulakhas





English explanation (audio and written) of Kitaabut Tawheed by a student of the ulamaa using Shaikh Fawzaan’s al-Mulakh-khas:


What does it mean that Allah is “fees-samaa'” في السماء ?

February 19, 2013


The following quote from Shaikh Uthaymeen taken from:

This is part of what Shaikh Uthaymeen said in his brief commentary on Lum’atul I’tiqaad:


المعنى الصحيح لكون الله في السماء أن الله تعالى على السماء، ف فيبمعنى علىا


The correct meaning of Allah being “fees-samaa'” is that Allah the Most High is over the samaa’.

So “fee” means “alaa”



And Shaikh Fawzaan said in his explanation of Aqeedatul Waasitiyyah  p.66

(إثبات علو الله على مخلوقاته)

وقوله تعالى:

And His, The Most High’s, statement:

(أ أمنتم)

Do you feel safe…” (67:16)

أمن ضد الخوف

Safety is the opposite of fear

(من في السماء)

…that the One Who is fees-samaa’…” (67:16)

أي: عقوبة من في السماء وهو الله سبحانه

Meaning: (do you feel safe from) the punishment of the One Who is fees-samaa’ and He is Allah, Free is He from all deficiencies and defects

ومعنى (في السماء) أي على السماء

And “fees-samaa’” means over the heavens



Some Advice in Seeking Knowledge – Shaikh Ahmad Bazmool

January 25, 2013

…As for the first matter, and it is that a person thinks that this knowledge is heavy and that he doesn’t understand it

Then this is an error

This is an error

Knowledge is easy

Knowledge is easy

And We have indeed made the Qur’ân easy to understand and remember, then is there any that will remember (or receive admonition)?”1(Al-Qamar 54:17)

And the Prophet – (we ask that) Allah raise his rank and grant him peace – said:

I was sent with Haneefiyyah ‘samhah’”

And ‘samhah’ means: easy, clear

So there is nothing in the deen which is difficult or hard

Then what is the problem?

The problem could be in your choosing the wrong level of studies

Meaning: you may need to study some of these issues before attending the likes of these big lessons

Because knowledge, as Az-Zuhree said – is “Awdiyah”2

Whoever desires it

Whoever seeks it all at once

It leaves him all at once

And as some of the Salaf said:

Knowledge is like a ladder

You must climb it step by step3

If you want to climb it all the way to the top (without being ready), you’ll fall

So you must go in levels (step by step)

So then there is nothing heavy regarding knowledge, nor difficult

Additionally you must take care to learn the knowledge you need from the Quran and Sunnah

Specifically the matters of aqeedah and the matters of worship

Specifically the matters of beliefs and the matters of worship

These are matters which are easy and clear, with the Permission of Allah, Lofty and Exalted is He

Meaning, a person may want to study in the beginning, for example, some of the higher Islamic sciences

So he considers knowledge to be hard – and without a doubt this is a mistake

Rather, learn the Quran and the Sunnah with their proper understanding. Because they are, with the Permission of Allah – Lofty and Exalted is He – two beneficial matters for you

Additionally from what is important in learning:

Choosing a teacher who is good at teaching

Additionally from what is important is that you – O Seeker of Knowledge – give importance to this knowledge

You prepare before attending (class)

You concentrate in class

You review after class

What happens (nowadays)?

What happens is that the Seeker of Knowledge doesn’t prepare

And maybe he comes (to class) without his book

When he attends, he is turning right and left

When he leaves, he doesn’t review what he learned and heard

Not even at least to review the matn (text)

And the next time, he says, “I don’t understand”

No, the problem is not that you don’t understand

The problem is that you are negligent in seeking knowledge

And in the way you seek knowledge

For indeed the Salaf and the People of Knowledge, from what has been mentioned in their biographies, prepared for the lesson before attending.

On top of that, they memorized the text which they were studying before the lesson

Then when they attended, they concentrated and busied themselves with listening to the lesson

Then when they left, they reviewed and made firm what they had studied and learned

So knowledge, its life-blood is review

And knowledge is built upon memorization and understanding

Whoever Allah combines for him memorization and understanding of the knowledge

Then indeed Allah, Lofty and Exalted is He, has opened for him a door in knowledge

So here it becomes clear to us why some people consider it (knowledge) heavy

And why some of them say, “I don’t understand”

The problem is not in the knowledge

The deficiency is within ourselves

The deficiency is within ourselves….


…And that one knows that time is from gold

Rather, by Allah, it is more valuable than gold…


…And know – (we ask that) Allah bless you – and this is an important matter – that the intention behind seeking knowledge is to act upon it

And the intention behind seeking knowledge is to get closer to Allah – Exalted and Lofty is He

And to worship Allah upon baseerah (insight)

The intention behind seeking knowledge is not to gather a lot of information

This is an opening for Shaitaan which is very dangerous for the students of knowledge

So you find one of them taking an interest in knowledge: for knowledge

So the goal of seeking knowledge is made to be: knowledge

And knowledge isn’t like that

The praiseworthy knowledge isn’t like that

Rather, knowledge is a light which Allah – Lofty and Exalted is He – puts in the heart of the Seeker of Truth

A light which Allah – Lofty and Exalted is He – puts in the heart of the Seeker of Truth

And this light is built upon knowledge, sincerity (ikhlaas) and following (the sunnah)

And it is not just a light without knowledge or action

But seeking the pleasure of Allah – Lofty and Exalted is He

And seeking to please Allah – Lofty and Exalted is He

And seeking knowledge to act upon it

This is the success for the servant from Allah – Lofty and Exalted is He

As for seeking knowledge only for knowledge

Then this is an opening for Shaytaan

Diverting the Seeker of Knowledge from acting (upon his knowledge)

And this opens upon him an opening

So he doesn’t improve in action

And from the most evil results of this type of thinking

I mean the type of thinking of the one who considers (seeking) knowledge to be only for knowledge

Is that he even seeks knowledge from an innovator

Even from an innovator

Because he looks at the knowledge and doesn’t look at the deen

Who is the one Ahlus Sunnah would exalt?

Ahlus Sunnah would exalt the Follower of the Truth, even if his knowledge was little

And they would have a low opinion of the Opposer to the Truth, even if his knowledge was great

And they didn’t exalt him due to his knowledge

And they didn’t exalt him due to his knowledge

(Here he mentions something of the story of al Karabeesee which can be read about in brief here:! )


…When you see a man loving the person of innovation

And loving the innovator

And he knows his condition4

Then he is with them

Like what has been reported from some of the Salaf

That a man was asked about

So it was said: “We don’t know him”

Someone said: “Who are his companions?”

They said: “The Qadariyyah”

He said: “Then he is Qadari like them”

So a person is put along with his close companion…


…Whoever loves a person of the Sunnah – it is a proof for his (being upon the) Sunnah

Likewise whoever loves the person of innovation while he knows about him (that he is on innovation) – it is a proof for his (being upon) innovation


A few sentences translated from Shaikh Ahmad Bazmool’s first lesson in explanation of Usoolus Sunnah of Imaam Ahmad

(I added some bolding, underlining, and coloring – Umm Muhammad Zawjatu Abdul Malik)



Arabic text: some advice in seeking knowledge – Arabic


1 Translation of the verse taken from

2 River valleys, gorges, valleys

3Or rung by rung

4He knows that he is a person of innovation or an innovator

Useful Means Leading to a Happy Life – Imam as-Sa’dee

January 19, 2013

An excellent and important book by Imam Abdur Rahman as Sa’dee


Arabic text: al wasaa’il al mufeedah


Arabic audio (by the brother Abu Ahmad ash-Shaythamee who recites, records, and posts many beneficial books of the ulama)

Explanation by Shaikh Saalih as Suhaymee  (Arabic only):

Does the Arabic word “lan” imply “never, ever”?

January 14, 2013

The following from:’yah_2_answers.doc

which is taken from some Q and A based on Shaikh Fawzaan’s explanation of Lum’atul I’tiqaad – see here: )



Q14. Does the Arabic word lan imply “never, ever”? And what is the significance of this in the context of the ru’yah ?

No, it does signify “never, ever”. It is merely a negation for a certain length of time in the future.

And this is shown by the statement of Allaah about the Jews:

Say: If the abode of the Hereafter is just for you alone with Allaah, to the exclusion of the rest of Mankind, then wish for death if you are indeed truthful!

And they lan (will not) wish for it at all.1

So Allaah mentions that the Jews lan yatamannawhu (will not long for death) but this is only in this worldly life. As for the Hereafter, then they will certainly long for death, as when they will say:

O Maalik (the angel in charge of the Fire) let your Lord put an end to us!2

So despite Allaah telling us about them that they will not long for death (using the Arabic word lan), then they will long for death in the Hereafter, showing that the word lan does not imply “never, ever in the future”.

And the significance of this in the context of the ru’yah is that when Allaah tells Moosaa:

lan taraanee (you will not see Me).3

Then this does not necessitate that ‘you will never, ever at any point in the future see Me.’ And Allaah did not say to Moosaa ‘laa taraanee’ (you cannot see Me).

Rather the use of lan means that Allaah will not be seen for a certain period of time (i.e. in this world) but it does not prove that Allaah will never ever be seen



1 Soorah al Baqarah (2) aayaat 94 to 95

2 Soorah az Zukhruf (43) aayah 88

3 Soorah al A’raaf (7) aayah 143

If you find fault with the people of goodness…

September 4, 2012

Shaikh Fawzaan said (translated):

“This teaches us a lesson in that some of the brothers or some of the students of knowledge commend some of the innovators or the people of desires and deviated views, whilst not examining their views and orientations. They attack and find fault with the people of goodness because they lend an ear to those who find fault with them and believe them. This is a severe danger.

“If you find fault with the people of goodness, the people of knowledge and Ahlus Sunnah, and commend the people of deviated views and orientations, then this is a severe danger even if you do not sit with them. So this is from that which we should be mindful of, and of that that which many people have fallen into at present.”

For the reference and to read more:


October 12, 2010





Arabic Text:




Arabic Audio of the Text:


(Arabic Audio from: )



Arabic Audio Explanations:


(Organized by the number of audios from least to greatest)



Shaikh Ubaid al Jaabiree:




Shaikh Saalih Aalush-Shaikh:




Shaikh Sulaymaan Ruhaylee:




Shaikh Uthaymeen:




Shaikh Mustafaa Mabram:




Shaikh Muhammad ibn Haadee al Madkhalee: (1-7) (1-12)



Shaikh ‘Atiyah bin Muhammad Saalim:

(also )




Sharhus Sunnah

May 15, 2010


شرح السنة



Arabic Text (Written)


The text itself starts on p.35




Arabic Text (Audio)




Partial English Explanations


Introduction to the Book of Imaam al-Barbaharee by the Explainer: The Noble Shaikh, the Scholar, Sālih al-Fawzān:



Imam al-Barbahaaree’s Praise of Allāh and His Favour: Shaikh al-Fawzaan’s Explanation:



Shaikh Ahmad an Najmee:




Arabic/English Explanations


Translated explanation by Shaikh Fawzaan (audio and written):



Translated explanation (audio) by Shaikh Muhammad ibn Ramzaan al Haajiree:


Point by point (same explanation as above) 




Arabic Explanations (Audio)


Shaikh Fawzaan


also here:



Khaalid bin Abdur Rahmaan az-Zakee



Shaikh Usaamah Utaybee





Usool us Sunnah

May 13, 2010



Usoolus Sunnah


أصول السنة



Arabic Text:


usoolus sunnah



Arabic Audio of the Text:


Arabic Audio of the Text taken from:



English Explanations:


Explanation by Shaikh Rabee, translated by a student:



Explanation by Shaikh Hasan ibn Abdul Wahhaab translated into English:







Some beneficial notes from Shaikh Ahmad an Najmee’s explanation (English):



Study Guide (English):



Arabic Explanations:


Arabic Explanation by Shaikh Rabee (written):



(Audio explanations organized by the number of audios from least to greatest)



Shaikh Zaid al Madkhalee



Shaikh Rabee



Shaikh Ahmad Bazmool (ongoing):








Shaikh Abdul Azeez ar-Raajihee



Shaikh Saalih Suhaymee



Shaikh Abdullah Bukhari