Friday, July 31, 2009

Deeds are Presented to Allah during Sha'ban

Usamah ibn Zayd (may Allah be pleased with him) said," I asked the messenger of Allah a question. I asked why do you fast in Sha'ban more than any other month? He (peace and blessings be upon him) replied saying; People are negligent between Rajab and Ramadan. During Sha' baan the deeds are presented to the Lord of all the worlds. Therefore I desire to be fasting when my deeds are lifted."

[Collected by Ahmed ( 5/200) , An-Nisaýi (2357), Al-Bayhaqee in Shýb Al-Eman (3820) and Ibn Abee Shaybah in his Musanaf (9765). Shaykh Al-Albani (may Allah rest him in Jannah) and Muhammad Adam (may Allah preserve him)both graded this hadeeth as Hasan]

Benefits taken from :Thakiratul 'Uqbah fee Sharhul Mujtabah. An Explanation of Sunnan An-Nisa'i written by Muhammad Adam Al-Ethopia. Vol 21 page 266-268. Shaykh Muhammad wrote:

  • (Usamah ibn Zayd ) ibn Haaratha ibn Sharaheel Al-Kalbee. He died in Madinah in 54 Hijrah. He was 75 years old at the time of his death.
  • (negligent between Rajab and Ramadan.)Means and Allah knows best- The people used to perform extra worship during those two months, and during Sha'baan they were lax.
  • (During Sha' baan the deeds are lifted to the Lord of all the worlds.) Good deeds should be performed during Sha'baan. One of the best deeds is fasting.

(Therefore I desire to be fasting when my deeds are lifted.) As-Shaykh Walideen (may Allah have mercy upon him) said, "If you ask, What does this mean? It is written in Bukhari and Muslim that the deeds of the servant for the night are lifted to Allah before the day. And the deeds for the day are lifted before the night?

I say there are two possible answers for this question:

1. The deeds of the servant are displayed to Allah daily. The weekly deeds are presented to Allah on Mondays and Thursdays. The yearly deeds are presented to Allah in Sha'ban. Hence deeds are presented to The Most Merciful one after the other. There is wisdom behind deeds being presented to Allah in this fashion; whoever wants to ponder over this can. And if Allah wills the servant will understand why this happens; otherwise he won't. And the wisdom will
remain with Allah. Allah sees, hears and knows everything.

2. Daily deeds are presented to The All-Knowing daily in detail and weekly deeds are presented in general to Allah. And Allah knows best.

Translated by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Lamont Battle, Doha, Qatar. 6/8/1429

Sourced from Salafi Talk via West London Dawah

The Need for Tawheed (The Importance of Knowledge)

A brief lecture on the importance of understanding tawheed, studying it constantly and the role of this understanding towards taqwaa (fear of Allaah), knowledge of what Allaah loves and hates and the overall strength to worship Allaah and refrain from sin.

“And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): "Worship Allaah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghoot[] (all false deities, etc. i.e. do not worship Taghoot besides Allaah)." Then of them were some whom Allaah guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth).” (An-Nahl 16:36)

“...The Prophet Moosaa (‘alayhi salaam) was ordered to go to Fir’awn and inform him of his transgressions. We have boundaries of tawheed which cannot be transgressed. So Moosaa sent was to fir’awn in the best manner, requesting of him, "do you wish to purify yourself", speech with gentleness and ease to the most treacherous of people. So he offered him knowledge of his Lord so that he may fear him.”

“...So tawheed is the basis of learning about our Lord so that we may fear Him and love Him, which leads to eemaan (faith) and it is safety, between fear and hope.”

“So the Prophets and Messengers strove to teach tawheed so that one would gain knowledge and subsequently taqwaa...fearing the day he meets his Lord, thus being able to prevent himself from sin. This level cannot be obtained except by knowledge. Fearing what answers they will have to give to Allaah, so they sought aid through the salaah and du’aa which brought about patience. This is not easy, so when trials and tribulations come to us, we falter as we can’t rely on something we can’t see, hear or feel. So instead we rely on ourselves.
As for the one who knows tawheed, he is patient and relies upon his lord as he knows one day he will return to Allaah and answer to him.”

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How do we know Allaah?

  • - We begin by his signs, his created and revealed signs. The night and the day, “It is out of His Mercy that He has put for you night and day, that you may rest therein (i.e. during the night) and that you may seek of His Bounty (i.e. during the day), and in order that you may be grateful.” (Al-Qasas 28:73)
  • His revealed signs, “Do they not then think deeply in the Qur'ân, or are their hearts locked up (from understanding it)? (Muhammad 47:24). “And if you (Arab pagans, Jews, and Christians) are in doubt concerning that which We have sent down (i.e. the Qur'aan) to Our slave (Muhammad Peace be upon him), then produce a Soorah (chapter) of the like thereof and call your witnesses (supporters and helpers) besides Allaah, if you are truthful. (Al-Baqarah 2:23)
  • So Allaah sent signs in His Prophets such As Moosaa or ‘Eesaa, healing the blind and the lepers, and in the Time of Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), poetry and eloquence was the thing of the day, so the Qur’aan was revealed on to Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam),.
  • His Names and his Attributes, “And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allaah, so call on Him by them, and leave the company of those who belie or deny (or utter impious speech against) His Names. They will be requited for what they used to do.” (Al-A'raf 7:180) Ibn ‘Abbaas said "Those who make shirk would use Allaah’s Names and Attributes and give them to other than Him subhana and add names to Allaah that which isn’t from him.
    "...There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer. (Ash-Shura 42:11)” so we do not add, liken or interpolate or degrade these Names and Attributes. So our attributes are limited, as for the Names and Attributes of Allaah, they are befitting His majesty. Between this earth and the lowest heaven is a distance of 500 years and between each heaven 500 and between the heavens and the kursee 500 and the kursee and maa 500 more and the throne is above the water and Allaah is above the throne in a manner befitting His majesty, nothing escapes his knowledge he is the all-Hearing, all-Seeing. So we believe in them (attributes) we believe in all of them and asking about it is a bid’ah.
Source: Troid

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hijaab and Modesty

This is a transcription from a beneficial lecture given by the Noble Scholar of Pakistan: Badee'ud-Deen Shaah as-Sindhee. The Shaykh demonstrates the relation between the hijaab and modesty and the obligation of both.


Source: Sunnah Publishing

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Explanation of Salafiyyah

The muhaddith of this era, Imaam Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee (d.1420) answer a question about the da'wah of the Salaf. He is asked, we hear about Salafiyyah from its adversaries, but we would like to know what its du'aat and its Scholars say. The noble Scholars goes onto give a simplified, yet comprehensive explanation that no Muslim can object to after it has been clarified to him. Also, the listener will hear the words of praise that Shaykhul-Islaam 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz (d.1420H) had for Imaam al-Albaanee in the beginning of the audio.

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(Audio is in Arabic & English)

Source: Sunnah Audio

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

London Conference at Masjid as-Sunnah

Masjid as-Sunnah, Cranford


London Conference Summer 09 "The Ummah is Like one Body..."

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd August 2009

2pm until Late insha'Allah

Abdulilah Lahmami
Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis (TBC)
Abu Khadeejah al-Jazaa'iree
Abu Bilal As-Sweide
Abu Junaide Yusuf Bowers
Abu Aqeela Mustafa (TBC)
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Exposing the Ash'aree Fraud against adh-Dhahabee and Ibn Taymiyyah

Abul-Hasan Maalik makes a critical analysis of the old Ash'aree/Jahmee claims that Imaam adh-Dhahabee criticised Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah and said that some of the people were justified in takfeer of him. Also included is the differentiation between the two books they attribute to adh-Dhahabee, an-Naseehah and Zaghalul-'Ilm wat-Talab along with al-'Allaamah Hammaad al-Ansaaree's critical remarks about the books.

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Source: Sunnah Audio

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Slough Summer Conference 2009

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On Sunday 26th July 2009

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

LIVE BROADCAST: Bradford Summer Conference 2009!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

LIVE LESSON: Streaming over the internet on Paltalk.

"Ibaadur-Rahmaan" The Slaves of The Most Merciful, by Shaykh Saalih Suhaimi, Read by Abdulillaah Lahmaami @ 7:30pm, Tuesday 21st July 2009

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bradford 1 Day Conference 25th July 2009: The Afterlife

Bradford Conference 2009: The Afterlife (UPDATED 16/07/2009)

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Allaamah Shaykh Ubayd ibn Abdillaah al-Jaabiree

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Legislated Knowledge


Some individuals rely upon and study books of al-Fikriyyah (ideological thought) and ath-Thaqaafiyyah (educational and cultural sciences) then after that he presumes that he is a scholar [of the religion] (‘Aalim) and a Caller [to Allaah] (Daa’iyyah) whilst he is weak in understanding of the religion and he has not studied the books of the Sharee’ah.


The Shaykh replied (al-Fataawa 1/236):

Knowledge is what Allaah said and what His Messenger said and it is not what so and so says. Knowledge is what Allaah said and what His Messenger said, after that is the speech of the people of knowledge (Ahlul-‘Ilm) with which they explain it [knowledge] and clarify it to the people. The people of knowledge (Ahlul-‘Ilm), after the Messengers, are the Vicegerents (Khulafaa) of Allaah amongst His servants.

The Mighty and Most High mentions:

شَهِدَ اللّهُ أَنَّهُ لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ وَالْمَلاَئِكَةُ وَأُوْلُواْ الْعِلْمِ قَآئِمَاً بِالْقِسْطِ لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

Allaah bears witness that Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), and the angels, and those having knowledge (also give this witness); (He is always) maintaining His creation in Justice. Lâ ilâh illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (Aali-Imran 3:18).

And true knowledge is to have knowledge of Allaah and His religion.

He the Most High said:

إِنَّمَا يَخْشَى اللَّهَ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ الْعُلَمَاء

It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allaah. (Faatir (35): 28)

And they are the Messengers and their followers the people of foresightedness, the people of religion, the people of truth and the people of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. So the scholars are the successors of the Messengers and they clarify and direct to Allaah and His religion.

The student of knowledge does not become from the people of knowledge except by learning and contemplating upon the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and taking from the scholars of the Sunnah. This is the path of knowledge; that is occupying oneself with being upon obedience, contemplation, comprehension, gaining benefit and that he reads the books which are beneficial for the student of knowledge from the beginning to its end. He should contemplate, comprehend and carefully read that which is difficult for him in the reliable books of at-Tafseer (exegesis of the Qur’aan), like the Tafseer of Ibn Katheer and al-Baghawee and their likes from reliable books of Tafseer. He concerns himself with the distinguished books of Hadeeth and takes knowledge from the scholars of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah from the people of insight; and not from the scholars of al-kalaam (rhetorical speech and philosophy) and not from the scholars of innovation or the ignoramuses.

So the knowledge that is not from the book of Allaah and Sunnah of His Messenger is not called ‘ilm (knowledge) rather it is called Jahl (ignorance). Even though it maybe beneficial knowledge concerning the Dunya (worldly matters); but the intent is [knowledge] which benefits in the Hereafter, rescues from al-Jahaalah (Ignorance of the religion), gives insight to a person in the religion and acquaints him to what Allaah has obligated upon him and prohibited him from. This is al-‘Ilm ash-Shar’ee (legislated knowledge).

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Bar'aatu 'Ulamaa il-Ummah min Tazkiyyah Ahlil-Bid'ah wal-Muthammah p6-7, Maktabah al-Furqaan.
Translated by Abu 'Abdillaah al-Kashmiri
Source: Fatwa Islaam

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Muslim Woman: Her Status in the Ummah

By Shaykh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Ibn Baaz (d.1420H) (rahimahullaah)[1]
An enlightening piece of advice from the Muftee of the Ummah, regarding the great status and rank afforded to women in Islaam. The Shaykh also adds a personal touch to this reply by speaking of his own mother and what she did for him as a child.

The secret of her importance lies in the tremendous burden and responsibility that is placed upon her, and the difficulties she has to shoulder – responsibilities and difficilties some of which not even a man bears.

The status of the Muslim woman in Islaam is a very noble and lofty one, and her effect is very great in the life of every Muslim. Indeed the Muslim woman is the initial teacher in building a righteous society, providing she follows the guidance from the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Since adherence to the Qur`aan and the Sunnah distances every Muslim – male or female – from being misguided in any matter. The misguidance that the various nations suffer from, and their being deviated does not come about except by being far away from the path of Allaah – the Most Perfect, the Most High – and from what His Prophets and Messngers - may Allaah’s Peace and Prayers be upon them all – came with. The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

"I am leaving behind you two matters, you will not go astray as long as you cling to them both, the Book of Allaah and my Sunnah." [2]

The great importance of the Muslim woman’s role – whether as wife, sister, or daughter, and the rights that are due to her and the rights that are due from her – have been explained in the noble Qur`aan, and further detailed of this have been explained in the purified Sunnah.

The secret of her importance lies in the tremendous burden and responsibility that is placed upon her, and the difficulties she has to shoulder – responsibilities and difficilties some of which not even a man bears. This is why from the most important obligations upon a person is to show gratitude to the mother, and kindness and good companionship with her. And in this matter, she is to be given precedence over and above the father. Allaah the Exalted says:

"And We have enjoined upon man to be good and dutiful to his parents. His mother bore him in weakness upon weakness and hardship upon hardship, and his weaning is in two years. Show gratitude and thanks to Me and to your parents. Unto Me is the final destination." [Soorah Luqmaan 31:14]
Allaah the Exalted said:

"And We have enjoined upon man to be dutiful and kind to his parents. His mother bears him with hardship, and she brings him forth with hardship. And the bearing and weaning of him is thirty months." [Sooratul Ahqaaf 41:15]
A man came to the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said: "O Messenger of Allaah! Who from amongst mankind warrents the best companionship from me?" He replied:

"Your mother."

The man asked, "Then who?" So he replied:

"Your mother."

The man then asked, "Then who?" So the Prophet replied again:

"Your mother."

Then the man asked, "Then who?" So he replied:

"Your father." [3]

So this necessitates that the mother is given three times the likes of kindness and good treatment than the father.

As regards the wife, then her status and her effect in making the soul tranquil and serene has been clearly shown in the noble aayah (statement of Allaah), in His – the Exalted – saying:

"And from His signs is this: That He created for you wives amongst yourselves, so that you may find serentiy and tranquility in them. And He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in this are signs for those who reflect." [Sooratur Room 30:21]

Al-Haafidh Ibn Katheer (d.774H) – rahimahullaah – said whilst explaining the terms muwaddah and rahmah which occur in the above aayah:

"Al-muwaddah means love and affection and ar-rahmah means compassion and pity – since a man takes a woman either due to his love for her, or because of compassion and pity for her; by giving to her a child from himself…" [4]

And the unique stance that the Prophet’s (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) wife Khadeejah – radiyallaahu ‘anhaa – took, had a huge effect in calming and reassuring the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), when the angel Jibreel (‘alayhis salaam) first came to the cave of Hiraa. So the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) returned to Khadeejah (radiyallaahu ‘anhaa) with the first Revelation and with his heart beating and trembling severely, and he said to her:

"Cover me! Cover me!"

So she covered him until his fear was over, after which he told Khadeejah (radiyallaahu ‘anhaa) everything that happened and said:

"I fear that something may happen to me."

So she said to him:

"Never! By Allaah! Allaah will never disgrace you. You keep good ties with the relations, you help the poor and the destitute, you serve your guests generously and assist those who have been afflicted with calamities." [5]

And do not forget about ‘Aa`ishah (radiyallaahu ‘anhaa) and her great effect. Since even the great Companions used to take the knowledge of Hadeeth from her, and many of the Sahaabiyaat (female Companions) learned the various rulings pertaining to women’s issues from her.

And I have no doubt that my mother – may Allaah shower His mercy upon her – had a tremendous effect upon me, in encouraging me to study; and she assisted me in it. May Allaah greatly increase her reward and reward her with the best of rewards for what she did for me.

And there is no doubt also, that the house in which there is kindness, gentleness, love and care, along with the correct Islaamic tarbiyah (education and cultivation) will greatly effect the man. So he will become – if Allaah wills – successful in his affairs and in any matter – whether it be seeking knowledge, trading, earning a living, or other than this. So it is Allaah alone that I ask to grant success and to guide us all to that which He loves and is pleased with. And may the Prayers and Peace of Allaah be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his Family, his Companions and his followers.


[1] He is the exemplary Scholar: Abu ‘Abdullaah, ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Ibn ‘Abdullaah Ibn Baaz. He was born in the city of Riyaadh (Saudi Arabia) on the 12th of Dhul-Hijjah in the year 1330H. He began seeking knowledge by first memorizing the Qur`aan before reaching the age of puberty. After this, He began to study noble sciences such as ‘Aqeedah (beliefs), Fiqh (Islaamic Jurisprudence), Hadeeth (Prophetic Narrations), Usoolul-Fiqh (fundamentals of jurisprudence), Faraa`id (Laws of inheritance), Nahw (Grammar) and Sarf (morphology) – even though the Shaykh became permanently blind at the age of nineteen. He studied these sciences under some of the most prominent scholars of Riyaadh and Makkah of his time, including Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul Lateef Ibn ‘Abdur Rahmaan Ibn Hasan and also the former Grand Muftee and noble scholar, Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ibraaheem – whom he studied under for ten years. He lived to be eighty-nine years old, he was mild, generous and forbearing in nature, yet firm, whilst wise while speaking the truth. He was a zaahid (one who abstains) with respect to this world and he was one of the foremost scholars of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah in his age. The noble Shaykh – by Allaah’s grace – devoted his whole life to Islaam and it’s people, authoring many books and booklets, teaching and serving the masses, along with being very active in the field of Da’wah. May Allaah forgive our noble father and Shaykh.

This article was a response to a particular question concerning the position and status of Muslim women and has been taken from his Majmoo’ul Fataawaa wa Maqaalaatil Mutanawwi`ah (3/348-350).

[2] Hasan: Related by Maalik in al-Muwattaa (2/899) and al-Haakim (1/93), from Ibn ‘Abbaas (radiyallaahu ‘anhu). It was authenticated by Shaykh al-Albaanee in as-Saheehah (no. 1871).

[3] Related by al-Bukhaaree (no. 5971) and Muslim (7/2), from Abu Hurayrah (radiyallaahu ‘anhu).

[4] Tafseer Qur`aanil A’dtheem (3/439) of al-Haafidh Ibn Katheer.

[5] Related by al-Bukhaaree (1/22) and Muslim (1/139), from the lengthy narration of ‘Aa`ishah (radiyallaahu ‘anhaa).

Source: Troid

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

How To Deal With The Differing Of Scholars


I am a student of knowledge in the first year of the Faculty of Sharee'ah. There come to us many issues in which there is differing [of opinion]. It is possible that the preferred position ('raajih') in some of these matters opposes some of the statements of the scholars of today. Or we take on issues and there is nothing that is predominant from them. So we become confused in our affair. So what should we do about the ruling of an affair in which there is a difference of opinion regarding, or when we are asked by the general people? May Allaah reward you with good.


This question which the questioner mentions does not only happen to a student of the Sharee'ah, rather it is general to everyone. When he sees differing of the scholars regarding a fatwa he gets perplexed, but the reality is that there is no confusion in that because a person, when the fatawa differ, he follows what he sees to be closest to the truth, in accordance to the expansiveness of his knowledge and the strength of his faith. Just as a person, when he is sick and two doctors differ with respect to his illness, then he takes the speech of the one that he sees as being more preferable when the cure is described to him. And if the two matters are equal to him, meaning that he does not prefer the opinion of one of the two differing scholars over the other, then some of the scholars state that he follows the saying: "[Take] the more severe position because it is the safest." Some of the scholars state that he follows the easier position because that is the origin in the Islamic Sharee'ah, and it is said that he chooses between the two.

However, the correct position is that he follows the 'easier' position because this conforms with the ease in the Islamic Religion due to the statement of Allaah, the Blessed and the Most High:

يُرِيدُ اللّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلاَ يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ

"Allaah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you."

Al-Baqarah (2):185

وَمَا جَعَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ مِنْ حَرَجٍ

"…and He has not laid upon you in religion any hardship"

Al-Hajj (22):78

And his (salallaahu 'alaihi wassallam) statement:

"And make things easy and do not make things difficult."

[Al-Bukhaaree in 'Al-Ilm' (69)]

And also because the origin is acquittance or discharge from responsibility in an affair until he establishes that which removes this origin. This principle is for the one who is not able to arrive at the truth by himself. And if he is able to do that, such as the student of knowledge who is able to read what is said in this affair, so gives preference to what he sees to be the preferred position due to the Sharee'ah proofs with him, then it is binding upon him to research and read to attain knowledge of that which is more correct from these statements regarding which the 'ulemah differ.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Kitaabud-Da'wah (5)/ Page 45-47. Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saaleh al-'Uthaymeen.
Translated by Abu Khadeejah 'Abdul-Waahid

Source: Fatwa Islaam

Monday, July 13, 2009

New Book Release: OUT NOW!

Sharh Us Sunnah of Imaam Al Barbahaaree

Author: Shaykh Saaleh Al Fawzaan
This book is an explanation (in arabic) of the Sharh us Sunnah of Imaam Al Barbahaaaree by Shaykh Saaleh Al Fawzaan. This work is filled with priceless benefits and many lessons. This work explains the great treatise of Imaam Al Barbahari and derives valuable points. It also contains at the end a very beneficial index that allows the reader to easily navigate through the book. This book is an ideal companion for the current lessons of the Creed of Imaam Al Barbahaaaree which is streamed Live over the internet on Paltalk on Mondays via Salafi Publications.


Avaulable now @ the Salafi Bookstore Bradford

Address: 147 Lumb Lane, Bradford, BD8 7SP

Tel: 01274 395007

The Deceptions of Satan in Causing People to Fall Into Either of Two Extremes

An analysis of how Satan seeks out the weaknesses in the progeny of Aadam in order to make them fall into one of two adverse opposites.

Excerp from the article:

So from his (i.e. Satan’s) strange plot/stratagem is: that he will test the Nafs (soul) in order to see what it has with it. This he does to determine which of the two resolutions is a mainstay over it:

• The resolution of fearlessness and bravery; or:
• The resolution of turning away and abstention and contempt.

For if he sees that its mainstay upon the soul is: contempt and abstention, he then begins to hinder him and weaken his endeavour as well as his intent from that which he was commanded with. Thus he makes it burdensome for him, and so he demeans it upon him in order that he should abandon it – such that stage by stage he abandons it; or falls short in it; and so neglects it

Source: Salafi Publications

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Khawaarij - Past and Present

An outstanding lecture delivered by Abul-Hasan Maalik concerning the similarities of the Khawaarij of old with the Khawaarij of today. The speaker draws upon ancient Islaamic sources, as well as the religious edicts of the modern-day Scholars of the Sunnah.

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Source: Sunnah Audio

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Path is One

The title of this article represents a pearl from amongst the principles of Ahlul-Athar. The path that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) left us upon is one, not many. Our 'aqeedah and manhaj must be united before we can be united.


Source: Sunnah Publishing

Friday, July 10, 2009

Manchester Conference: Purification and Cultivation

Manchester Conference

Purification and Cultivation

A Full Day Conference at Markaz as Salafi Manchester
With Telelinks with the Shaykhs

Shaykh Zaid bin Haadee (to be confirmed)
Shaykh Hassan ibn Abdul Wahaab al Banna

Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq
Abu Khadeejah Abdul Wahid
Abu Fudayl Abdur Raqeeb
Abu Ruqayyah Abdul Latif

Open to brothers & sisters.

Saturday 18th July
12pm - 10 pm

Schedule & Talks to be posted up shortly.

Refreshments for Sale
Free Literature and CDs Available
You will also be able to purchase Islamic Books,
Perfumes and Incense.

Venue: Markaz As Salafi Manchester
2 Dudley Street - Cheetham Hill - Manchester - M89DA

For further information please contact:
Abu Turab Jamaal-ad-Deen on 07843876242
or Faizal Kara on 07843876322

UPDATE: Will also be broadcast live on Paltalk in room: Religion & Spirituality/Islam/Markaz as-Salafi MCR

Source: Markaz as-Salafi

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Me, Myself & I

By Shaykh ul –Islaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah as-Salafi (Rahimullaah).

Ibn al-Qayyim said:

‘Every Muslim should be warned of the oppression of:

‘I – My/Mine – I Possess’

Indeed these three words are what Iblees (Shaytan), Fir’awn and Qaroon were tried with.

Iblees said: ‘I am better than him’

Fir’awn said: ‘Is not mine the Kingdom of Egypt,’

Qaroon said: ‘This has been given to me only because of knowledge I possess.’

So regarding the saying of the Slave of Allaah ‘I’ – then the best that he can be described with is:

I am a slave who sins, makes mistakes, seeks forgiveness and recognizes this.

So regarding the saying of ‘My/Mine’ – and those statements similar to that is:

My sins, my crimes, my humbleness, my depravation and submissiveness.

So regarding the saying of ‘I Possess’:

Forgive me for my mistakes and what I do intentionally, in jest, or in seriousness and I possess all these shortcomings.

[Taken from ‘Za’ad al-Ma’aad’ 2/475 – By Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawzeeyah]

Translated by: Abbas Abu Yahyah

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lesson in Bradford this Friday

"Sufficiency in Creed. The Guide to the Straight Path" Of Imaam Ibn Qudaamah al-Maqdisee[d.620H] With explanations of Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan,Shaikh Saalih bin 'Abdul-'Azeez Aalis-Shaikh and Shaikh Uthaimeen Read by Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq @ 7:30pm, Friday 10th July 2009

(Separate Seating for Brothers and Sisters ALL WELCOME)

Location: The Albaseerah Centre (Next to the Salafi Bookstore)

Address: 147 Lumb Lane, Bradford, BD8 7SP

Tel: 01274 395007


Hijama/Cupping Workshop for SISTERS ONLY at the ALBASEERAH CENTRE

Hijama/Cupping Workshop for SISTERS ONLY @ 12:30pm - 6:30pm, Tuesday the 21st July 2009

Cupping (hijama) is the best remedy recommended and used by the Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam). The Messenger (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, "Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping (hijama)…" [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5371)]. He (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) also said that on the night of Israa (his ascension to the heavens) he (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) did not pass by an angel except that it said to him, "Oh Muhammad, order your Ummah (nation) with cupping (hijama)." [Saheeh Sunan Tirmidhee (3479)]. This shows the importance and greatness of this Sunnah.

Location: The Albaseerah Centre (Next to the Salafi Bookstore)

Address: 147 Lumb Lane, Bradford, BD8 7SP

Tel: 01274 395007



Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Defeating The Ideology Of The People Of Takfeer - Renegades

A highly charged lecture recorded in 2005 that highlights the evils of takfeer (declaring Muslims to be unbelievers), and terrorism.

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Source: Salafi Audio

Monday, July 6, 2009

Concerning Knowledge...

Shaykhul Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah said: "al-'Ibaadah (worship) is obedience to Allaah by following that which He ordered upon the tongues of His Messengers." He also said: "al-'Ibaadah (worship) is a comprehensive term covering everything that Allaah loves and is pleased with - whether saying or actions, outward or inward." [Majmoo'ul Fataawaa (10/49)]

Imaam al-Aajurree said: The seeker of knowledge should know that Allaah - The Mighty and Majestic - has made the worship of Allaah obligatory upon him. And that this worship is not possible without knowledge, the seeking of which has also been made obligatory upon him. He should also realize that ignorance is not befitting for a believer. He should seek knowledge in order to dispel ignorance from himself, and to worship Allaah - The Mighty and Majestic - as Allaah has commanded, not as he desires to worship Him. So the seeker of knowledge should strive hard in his quest, be sincere in his striving, and not be amazed with himself. Rather he should recognize that this is a favour from Allaah upon him, since it was Allaah who gave him the ability to acquire such knowledge, by which he is able to fulfill his obligations and keep away from that which is forbidden. [Akhlaaqul Ulamaa (p. 43).]

Imaam ash-Shaafi'ee said: It is obligatory for every Muslim to learn the Arabic tongue, to the utmost of his ability in order to be able to profess through it that there is none worthy of worship other than Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger, and to recite in [the Arabic tongue] the Book of Allaah, and to speak in mentioning what is incumbent upon him - the Takbeer (of the prayer), and what [other matters] are commanded, the Tasbeeh, the Tashahhud, and others. [Ar-Risaalah (p. 93)]

'Abdullaah Ibn Mas'ood said: Indeed I hold that a person forgets knowledge he used to know because of the sins that he commits. [Related by Wakee' in Az-Zuhd (no. 329), and it's chain of narration is authentic.]

Wakee' said: I seek help in memorization by abandoning sin, and disobedience. [Related by Ibn Hibbaan in Rawdhatul 'Uqalaa (p. 39).]

Source: Troid

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Uncovering Ash'aree Aspersions against Salafiyyah and the Salafees

Our brother Hasan as-Somali presents a point by point refutation upon the erroneous claims from one the Philadelphian Jahmites, who alleges that Muhammad 'Abduh was the founder and originator of what is known today as the Salafee Da'wah. Our brother plays the speech of the Ash'aree himself and refutes it in a way that leaves the false claimant with no choice but to retract his statement. has inserted the audio statements of the Ash'arees as brother Hasan addresses them, included the nonsensical statement of Yusuf Estes concerning the ascription to the Salaf.

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Source: Sunnah Audio

Saturday, July 4, 2009

If a person is in the masjid & the adhaan is called can the person leave to pray in another masjid?

Q & A with Shaykh Ubayd ibn Abdullaah al-Jaabiree (Hafidhullah) - Recorded live from the Spubs Madinah Dawrah in April 2009. The translation is by the our noble brother Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis

Question - If a person is in the masjid and the adhaan is called can the person leave to pray in another masjid?

Friday, July 3, 2009

Bin Ladin Is A Calamity Upon the Muslim Nation and Praising Him Is A Deficiency In Understanding Islam

Shaikh Muqbil bin Hadi al-Wadi'i, the Salafi Scholar of Yemen stated, as was published in the Kuwaiti magazine "ar-Ra'i, dated 19/12/1998:

I absolve and exonerate myself (in front of Allah) from Bin Ladin, for he is a misfortune and a calamity upon the ummah (Muslim nation), and his actions are evil.

Shaikh Salih Aal ash-Shaikh, the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Saudi Arabia, stated in a lecture on the subject of deviations in the understanding of Islam,

... until in these times, perhaps you have heard some teachers praising Usama Bin Ladin, and this is a deficiency in understanding Islam.

Originally published in the newspaper, ar-Riyadh 8/11/2001. Refer to the book, "The Ideology of terrorism and Violence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Its Origin, Causes, Spreading and Cure" of Abdus-Salam bin Salim bin Rajaa as-Sihimi

Source: Islam Against Extremism

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Islam Brought Humanism when the Humanists were still Ignorant

Islam, Not Humanism – Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan replies to the recent calls among some Muslims that Islaam must yield to the humanist agenda, which seeks to place human reason and emotions as the criteria for good and evil. The Muslims who have been deceived by this call will often comment that Islaam has become backward and that secular humanism is the way towards progress and civility. However, as the author explains, Islaam has already brought complete justice for all the creation, even the animals! So Islaam and the Muslims are not in need of looking elsewhere to learn about justice, mercy and compassion.

NOTE: Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan currently resides on the Committee of Major Scholars in Saudi Arabia and is one of the leading voices of of truly moderate Islam in the world today.


Source: Sunnah Publishing/Islam in America Blog

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

About Innovation and It's People...

The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) stated: "The Jews have split and split and divided into seventy-one sects and the Christians have split and divided into seventy-two sects and my Ummah would split into seventy-three sects. All of these sects will be in the Fire except one." They said, "And which one is this O Messenger of Allaah?" He said: "The Jamaa’ah." [Related by at-Tirmidthee (no. 2641). It was authenticated by Shaykh al-Albaanee in Silsilatul-Ahaadeethus-Saheehah (no. 1348).] A severe warning and exposition upon innovations and the groups that fuel them.

Imaam Ahmad said: Wakee' narrated to us from Sufyaan, from Ja'afar, from his father, from Jaabir who said: The Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu 'Alayhi Wa Sallam) stood and gave us a sermon. So he praised Allaah, and lauded Him with what was befitting of Him, and he said: Whoever is guided by Allaah, then no wayward person can misguide him. And whoever is misguided [by Him] then there is no guide for him. Verily the best of speech is the Book of Allaah, and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (Sallallaahu 'Alayhi Wa Sallam), and the worst of matters are newly invented ones. And every newly invented matter is an innovation. And every innovation is in the Fire. [A combination of different versions of this hadeeth by Jaabir Ibn Abdullaah - in Muslim (3/11), Ahmad (3/381), Nisaa`ee (1/234), Bayhaqee (3/214). The above combination was put together by Imaam al-Bayhaqee in his Al Asmaa Was Sifaat.]

'Abdullaah Ibn Mas'ood said: Follow and do not innovate, for indeed you have been sufficed. [Reported authentically in Ad-Daarimee (no.211) At-Tabaraanee in Al-Kabeer (no. 8870), Al Bayhaqee (no. 204), Ibn Wadaah in Bid'ah Wan Nahee 'Anhaa (p. 10), and also from Qataadah on (p.11). Also related by Abee Khaythamah in Al Ilm (no. 54). Shaykh Al Albaanee has authenticated the narration in Bid'ah Wan Nahee 'Anhaa]

'Umar Ibn 'Abdul 'Azeez said: Stop where the people have stopped! For indeed, they stopped upon receiving knowledge. The clear evidences would suffice them, and they were the strongest at manifesting them. If there were any merit in something, then they would be the most deserving of it. So if you say: 'It was introduced after them', then no one introduces something into it except that he has opposed their guidance, and desired other than their example. They have described it from what was sufficient, and they have spoken concerning it - what sufficed. What is above them is excessiveness, and what is below them is inadequacy. Some people have fallen short of them, and so they have drawn away. And others have transgressed them, so they have become extreme. But indeed they were between these two (extremes) upon a straight path. [Reported by Ibn Qudaamah in Al Burhaan li Bayaanil Qur'aan (p. 88-89), as a statement of 'Abdul 'Azeez Ibn Abil Maajishoon and then he said: He related it's meaning back to 'Umar Ibn 'Abdul 'Azeez. al Haafidh Ibnul Jawzee in Manaqibul Umar Ibn Abdul Azeez (p. 83-84). al Haafidh Ibn Rajab Fadhlul Ilmis Salaf (p. 36)]

Imaam al-Awzaa'ee said: Stick to the example of those who came before you (Salafus Saalih), even if the people reject you. And beware of the opinions of men, even if they beautify it for you with their speech. [Reported by Khateebul Baghdaadee in Sharaf As'haabil Hadeeth (p. 7). Imaam Al Aajurree in Ash Sharee'ah (p. 58). Ibn 'Abdul Barr in Jaami'ul Ilm Wa Fadhlihi (2/114). Imaam adh Dhahabee confirmed it in Siyar A'alaamun Nubalaa (7/120). Shaykh Al Albaanee authenticated it in Mukhtasir Al Uloow (p. 138).

Muhammad Ibn Abdur Rahmaan al-Adramee said to a man who was speaking about an innovation, and calling the people to it: Did the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu 'Alayhi Wa Sallam), Abu Bakr, 'Umar, 'Uthmaan, and 'Alee have knowledge of it, or did they not know of it? He said: They did not know of it. He said: Something which they did not have knowledge of, you know!?! The man said: Then I say that they did know it. He said: Was it sufficient for them that they did speak about it, nor call the people to it, or was it not sufficient for them? The man said: Of course it was sufficient for them. He said: So something which was sufficient for the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu 'Alayhi Wa Sallam) and his Caliphs is not sufficient for you!?! So the man refrained, and the Caliph who was present there said: May Allaah not suffice for the ones who are not satisfied with what they found sufficient. [Reported by al Khateeb in Taareekhul Baghdaad (10/75). Ibnul Jawzee in Manaaqibul Imaam Ahmad (p. 431, 436). Ibn Qudaamah in At Tawaabeen (p. 194). Imaam adh Dhahabee in Siyar A'alaamun Nubalaa (11/131). Imaam Al Aajurree in Ash Sharee'ah (p. 91,95). Ibn Katheer in Al Bidaayah Wan Nihaayah (10/335).]

Source: Troid