Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Weekly Arabic Lessons for Sisters Only in Bradford

Weekly Arabic Lessons for Sisters Only: Madeenah Book One.
(Commencing 2011 in shaa’Allaah)

Venue:  3 Paternoster Lane, Great Horton, Bradford BD7 3EE.

Time:  Every Saturday 11am - 12.30pm

Fee: We request that sisters kindly donate a minimum of £2.00 each per lesson for the Sake of Allaah ‘Azza wa Jall.

Please note: ALL PROCEEDS will be used towards aiding & establishing the Noble Salafi Da’wah - Albaseerah, in Bradford - (May Allaah Bless it, Aameen!)

Allaah ‘Azza wa Jall Says:
Those who spend their wealth (in Allaah's Cause) by night and day, in secret and in public, they shall have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. And whatever you spend in good, surely Allaah knows it well

Aboo Hurayrah (Radhiy-Allaahu ‘anhu) reports that the Messenger  of Allaah  (Sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam) said:
“No charity ever caused wealth to diminish.”  (Reported by Muslim).

Important: Sisters may bring their children but they will be expected to take responsibility for their children during the class. To ensure the fluency of the class, any children/babies disrupting or disturbing the class will have to be taken outside and calmed down.

Please have consideration for your sisters who are attending and trying to learn.

Baarak-Allaahu Feekunna  Jamee’aa

Wa Jazaakunn-Allaahu Khayraa

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sisters ONLY Tajweed & Quran Lessons in Bradford

Coming soon insha'Allaah in 2011
Quran & Tajweed Lessons for Sisters.  Open to all levels, beginners encouraged to attend.  The lessons will be commencing in early 2011 insha'Allaah.  

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fasting on the 9th and 10th of Muharram

Observing Sawm on the ninth and tenth of Muharram is better than on the tenth and eleventh

Q: What is the ruling on observing Sawm (Fast) on the Day of ‘Ashura’ (10th of Muharram)? Is it better to observe Sawm on the day that precedes it, the day that succeeds it, all the three days, or on the Day of ‘Ashura’ only? Please clarify the matter. May Allah reward you with the best!

A: It is a Sunnah (supererogatory act of worship following the example of the Prophet) to observe Sawm on the Day of ‘Ashura’ for the authentic Hadiths in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) stated so. The Prophet (peace be upon him) mentioned that the Jews used to observe Sawm on that Day because it was the day on which Allah (may He be Exalted) rescued Prophet Musa (Moses, peace be upon him)
(Part No. 15; Page No. 404) and his people and destroyed Pharaoh and his people.

Our Prophet Muhammad thus, observed Sawm on the Day of ‘Ashura’ to express his gratitude to Allah, advised Muslims to do so, and directed us as well to observe Sawm on the day preceding or succeeding it. However, observing Sawm on the ninth and tenth of Muharram is better than doing so on the tenth and eleventh. The latter form is also sufficient for it contradicts the practice of the Jews as well.

One may also observe Sawm on all three days, i.e. the ninth, the tenth, and the eleventh of Muharram as is reported in some narrations: Fast a day before (the Day of ‘Ashura’) and a day after it. But, it is Makruh (reprehensible) to observe Sawm on the Day of ‘Ashura’ only, i.e. without accompanying it by the preceding or the succeeding day. May Allah grant us success!

Source: Al Ifta

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Correct Way to Recite in Your Prayers (Salah) and in Morning and Evening Supplications


Are you saying your morning and evening Dua’ yet being afflicted by trials? This concise article may shed light on some questions.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Umar Bazmool says speaking about the correct way in which one should recite silently:

‘Once one is a aware concerning the conditions of reciting audibly and silently, the way in which some people pray with their lips closed and not moving their tongue until they complete their prayer. They do not move their tongues to recite whilst standing in their prayer. Yet they are meant to be reciting but yet they do not move their tongues in remembrance, nor whilst in Ruku (bowing) or while standing up from it, nor in Sajood (prostration) or as they come up from Sajood or while they sit in the Tashahood (sitting at the end of the prayer).

So we say that those people who pray like this, in fact their prayer is nullified because they have not recited in their prayer.

This is because the tongue must move in recitation, and according to some of the Scholars (Fuqaha) it is necessary to move the tongue in the silent prayers and you must be able to hear yourself. And this matter is of utmost importance. Many people say: ‘I say my morning and evening supplications regularly and we seek refuge in Allaah yet we still experience afflictions.’ So we say if you recite the morning and evening supplications then it is necessary to move the tongue while reciting them, there is no benefit if you pass your eyes along the lines of the page and to say that this is a silent reading. This is not considered reading or speech in the Arabic tongue. Reading in the Arabic language necessitates movement of the tongue, as is known from the hadeeth which is narrated from the Companions -may Allaah be pleased with them- that they knew when the Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) was reciting silently due to the movement of his beard. This illustrates that the Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) whilst reciting silently would move his lips and tongue. This moving of the tongue is if the person has the capability to move his tongue and that there is nothing to hinder the movement of the tongue.’

[Taken from: 'Sharh Sifat Sallat an-Nabi (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam)' by Muhammad Bazmool, p.221]

Source: Following the Sunnah

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Imam Ahmad on Rebelling against Rulers

Abul-Hârith Ahmad b. Muhammad Al-Sâ`igh, the close and respected friend of Imâm Ahmad, reports:
I asked Abû ‘Abdillâh (Imâm Ahmad) about something that had occurred in Baghdâd, and [because of which] some people were considering revolting [against the ruler].
I said, “O Abû ‘Abdillâh, what do you say about taking part in the revolt with these people?” He decried it and started saying, “Subhânallâh! The blood [of the people], the blood [of the people]! I do not believe in this and I do not tell others to do it. For us to suffer our situation in patience is better than the fitnah (tribulation) in which blood is spilt, property is taken, and the prohibited are violated (e.g. the honor of women). Do you not know what happened to the people (in the days of the previous fitnah)?” I said, “And the people today, Abû ‘Abdillâh, are they not in fitnah [because of the ruler]?” He replied, “If so, it is a limited fitnah, but if the sword is raised, the fitnah will engulf everything and there will be no way to escape. To suffer patiently this [current difficulty], where Allâh keeps your religion safe for you is better for you.” I saw him decry revolting against the leaders, and say, “[Do not spill the people's] blood. I do not believe in this and I do not command it.”
Abû Bakr Al-Khallâl, Al-Sunnah article 89.

Source: Sayings of the Salaf

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Loving the Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam)

No. 1095 – From Abu Rashid al-Hubraani who said: Abu Umama al-Bahili took me by the hand and said: the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) took me by my hand and said to me: ‘O Abu Umama! Indeed from the believers are those who soften (with love) their hearts towards me.’

[Collected by Ahmad]

Shaykh Albaani said:

And the meaning of ‘soften their hearts towards me’ is that they are gentle and incline towards me with love and affection and Allaah knows best. And this cannot be achieved except with Ikhlaas (sincerity) and following the Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) more than any other human being, because Allaah Ta’ala singled that out as an evidence to prove that a person really loves Allaah –Azza wa Jal.

Allaah said: "Say (O Muhammad): ‘If you (really) love Allaah then follow me, Allaah will love you and forgive you of your sins." [Aal’Imraan:31]
Is it not about time that those who claim to love the Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) in their speech and their an-Nasheed (songs), that they return to adhere to the true love which will lead to the love of Allaah Ta’ala, so that they will not be from those whom, the poet said:

تعصي الإله َ وأنتَ تـُظهرُ حـُـبـَّه ُ *** هذا لـَعـَمْرُكَ في القياس ِ بديع ُ
لو كانَ حـُبـُّكَ صادقا ً لأطعتـــَـــه ُ *** إنَّ المـُحـِبَّ لمنْ يُحـِبُّ مـُطيع ُ

You disobey your Lord and present your love *** I swear that this action is innovative

If your love was truthful you would have obeyed Him *** Indeed the one who loves is obedient to the one whom he loves

Taken from ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah' By the Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa’ Muhammad Nasir uddeen al-Albaani

Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

Source: Following the Sunnah

Friday, October 8, 2010

Albaseerah Podcasts now LIVE!

Selected Audio lectures from Albaseerah available for FREE to stream or download as Podcasts via the Web or Mobile!

Supported Devices include:-
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • iPod
  • Google Android based Devices (Requires Free Google 'Listen' App from Android Market Place
  • Windows Mobile 7 (via Zune Market Place)
  • Any PC with iTunes or Zune MarketPlace Installed
  • Any HTML5 Browser (Internet Explorer 9/Google Chrome/Safari/Opera/Firefox 4) via

Instructions on how to Access:-

  1. Ensure your device is connected to WiFi/3G (3G Access may be chargable via your network, please check your carrier rates before downloading/streaming over 3G)
  2. Launch iTunes
  3. Selected the Search Button and Search for 'Albaseerah Podcasts'
  4. All available podcasts will now be available for you to download and/or stream.
Google Android Devices

  1. Download the FREE 'Listen' app from Android MarketPlace.
  2. Select the 'Subscribe' Option
  3. Add our feed address when prompted
  4. Once the feed has been successfully subscribed to, you should be able to listen to the podcasts insha'Allaah

This Post will be updated on further instructions insha'Allaah.

Source: Albaseerah Podcasts

Thursday, October 7, 2010

An Important Reminder Related to Sincere Repentance

Indeed the shaytan has succeeded in leading many people astray from the straight path of Allaah. He promised this, as we were informed by our Lord - The Most High - when He said:

لَأَقْعُدَنَّ لَهُمْ صِرَاطَكَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ ثُمَّ لَآتِيَنَّهُمْ مِنْ بَيْنِ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِمْ وَعَنْ أَيْمَانِهِمْ وَعَنْ شَمَائِلِهِمْ وَلَا تَجِدُ أَكْثَرَهُمْ شَاكِرِينَ
I will indeed sit on Your straight path. Then I will approach them from the front, from behind, from the right and then from the left. You will find most of them to be ungrateful.
(Surah al 'Araaf:18)

From the countless tricks of the shaytan and his constant deception of the children of Aadam (may the blessings of Allaah be upon him) is that he seeks to divert the servant away from performing sincere repentance. He is keen to accomplish this through several means and sinister strategies.

Amongst his strategies is persuading an individual to blame others for difficulties and calamities that occur as a result of one's own sins. Due to this Allaah – The Most High – has informed His servant that that which occurs in one's life of calamity is a direct or indirect result of what a person has put forward by way of his own hands. Allaah – The Most High – said:

وَمَا أَصَابَكُمْ مِنْ مُصِيبَةٍ فَبِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِيكُمْ وَيَعْفُو عَنْ كَثِيرٍ
That which befalls you of calamity is due to what your hands have put forward, and Allah pardons much.
(Sooratush-Shooraa 42:30)

Sheikh 'Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sa'di commented on the above verse:

Allaah informs in this verse that a person is not afflicted with a trial in his body, wealth, children, or in anything that he loves and is dear to him, except that this occurs due to that which he has put forward of sins from his own hands. (Tayseer Kareem al Rahmaan pg.899)

The Salaf of the past realized this evil plot of the shaytan and as a result, they did not seek to blame others if calamities took place, especially those which occurred as a result of one's sins.

If one were to read the speech of the Salaf, one would find them to be undoubtedly well versed and exceptionally intelligent as it pertains to sins and repentance. The likes of their true understanding of the ill effects of sins and what follows them of trials and calamity can be witnessed in the statement of Fudayl bin 'Eyaad, he said:

إني لأعصي الله فأعرف ذلك في خلق حماري وخادمي
Indeed I disobey Allah and as a consequence, I witness the evil result in the character of my donkey and my servant.
(Hilyat al Awliyah 8/109, Al Daa wa Dawaa pg.134)

Another example which shows how the Salaf viewed this matter is illustrated in the story of the repentance of Al Habeeb Abu Muhammad. It is mentioned that he was a wealthy merchant who used to lend money to those in need, but with a stipulation that the debtor repays the loan along with interest. One day while Al Habeeb was leaving his home he passed by a group of young boys who upon seeing him began to chant:

Here comes the man who deals in interest!

Upon hearing this, Al Habeeb lowered his head in humiliation and said:
Oh Allaah! You have exposed my affair even to these young boys!

Al Habeeb then returned home, gathered his wealth and said:
Oh my Lord! I am a slave, and I seek to purchase myself with this wealth, so please free me.

In the morning Al Habeeb donated all of his wealth in charity and thereafter he began to diligently busy himself with the worship Allaah.

It is mentioned that from that time on, if anyone saw Al Habeeb, he would either be fasting, or indulged in prayer and remembrance of Allaah.

It took place that after some time Al Habeeb passed by a group of youth who upon seeing him mentioned:
Lower your voices. Here comes Al Habeeb, the devoted worshiper!

Upon hearing this Al Habeeb said:
Oh Allaah! At times You admonish, and other times You praise. Indeed this is all from You.

The people of his time mentioned that Al Habeeb became in individual whose supplication was always accepted. (Tahtheeb al Kalaam 5/390)

Many lessons and points of reflection can be derived from this story. From amongst them:

  1. When Al Habeeb realized that his affair became well known to the public, he immediately turned to Allaah in repentance and sought His forgiveness.
  2. He did not become angry because of the information being spread, but rather he straight away concluded that his own sins were the cause of the public becoming aware of his faults.
  3. Without delay Al Habeeb removed from his presence that which he had gained of wealth by way of sin. This is an indication of his true sincerity in repentance.
  4. Al Habeeb did not begin to inquire about who informed the youth of his sin, nor did he say that those who informed the youth had backbitten him. Instead, he grasped the most significant benefit derived from this occurrence, which is the fact that he has committed a wrong against his soul, and he is in need of Allaah's forgiveness.
  5. Due to his true sincerity and eagerness to repent, Allaah blessed Al Habeeb by rectifying his honor with the people, and He made him and individual whose supplication was always answered.

In the actions of Al Habeeb are important lessons for the believers and we should all try to gain from this tremendous story.

A present day example of this is, if a Muslim female, for example, was to listen to music from time to time on the internet. One day while her husband is sitting with their children one of them says: Abee, do you know that Ummi listens to music on the computer? If the husband confronts and admonishes his wife, she should not become upset and angry with her children. Instead, she should recognize that possibly this means that her Lord wants well for her! How? It's possible that if her husband never became aware of this sin, she would continue performing it thereby causing greater harm to her soul. But once her fault became known to her husband and she was admonished for it, at this point, if she stops the sin, turns to Allaah and seeks His forgiveness, this trial in reality has become a blessing!

The statement of Fudayl and the story of Al Habeeb clearly illustrate how the Salaf understood the great affair of repentance, and how they attributed what befell them of trials and tribulations to themselves and not to others. Indeed when an individual comes to such a realization, he will begin to sincerely turn to Allaah and seek His pardon.

Another matter which is worthy of mentioning is that if a servant finds himself constantly committing wrong, however his Lord does not cause difficulties and misfortunes to occur in his life, but instead Allaah continues to bless him, this is considered Istidraaj (leading to one's destruction). This fact was mentioned by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), he said:

إذا رأيت الله يعطي العبد من الدنيا على معاصيه ما يحب فإنما هو استدراج
If you notice that Allah continues to bless an individual with that which he loves of this world, while that person persists to indulge in sin, know that this is leading to his destruction.
(Musnad Imam Ahmed and rated authentic in Silsilah al Saheehah 1/700)

The Prophet (may Allaah be pleased with him) also said:

إذا أراد الله بعبده الخير عجل له العقوبة في الدنيا وإذا أراد الله بعبده الشر أمسك عنه بذنبه حتى يوافي به يوم القيامة
If Allah wants well for His servant, He rushes the punishment for his sins in this life, but when Allah doesn't want well for His servant, He delays the punishment until the Day of Judgment.
(Jame' al Tirmidhee: 2396)

The above narrations clearly show that when Allaah wants good for a person who has wronged himself, He will put in that person's path a calamity that will distress him to such a degree that it consequently causes him to turn to his Lord in a state of humiliation seeking His mercy and begging for His pardon. This proves that tribulations in the life of the Muslim can in fact become enormously needed means of purification. But this only takes place if the servant notices this reality and uses the calamity to his benefit from the very beginning. In light of this, the Prophet of Mercy (may Allaah be pleased with him) said:

إِنَّمَا الصَّبْرُ عِنْدَ الصَّدْمَةِ الأُولَى
Indeed patience is to be displayed at the beginning of the mishap.
(Sahih al Bukhari:1283, Sahih Muslim:2178)

With clarification of this important issue, it becomes evident how cleverly the shaytan has allowed tremendous reward and forgiveness to escape the hands of those who are neglectful and careless at times of major tests in their lives!

May Allaah correct our affairs and grant us tawfeeq to understand all matters of our wonderful religion so that we may be saved from the endless plots of the shaytan.

Mustafa George DeBerry
Riyadh, K.S.A
August 24, 2010 [updated August 28th, 2010]


Saturday, September 25, 2010

MAJOR DAWAH ANNOUNCEMENT: Albaseerah Masjid & School Project

Bismillaah Walhamdulillaah, Assalaamu 'Alaykum.  It is with great joy and pleasure that we here at Albaseerah share with you the good news that 11:15 on the day of Jum'ah 15th of Shawaal (Friday the 14th of September), that with the aid of Allaah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala,  Albaseerah in Bradford successfully completed the purchase of its new Masjid & School Building Alhamdulillaah.

Full Audio of the Announcement:-

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Donations for Flood Victims & Orphanage in Pakistan

Those wishing to donate for the flood victims in Pakistan can do so at the Salafi Bookstore in Bradford, We are also accepting donations for the Darul Imaan Orphanage in Pakistan. Details about the orphanage are available at

Address:  The Salafi Bookstore Bradford, 147 Lumb Lane Bradford BD8 7SP
Telephone: 01274 935007

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Umar’s Instructions on the First Night of Ramadan

It is reported that on the first night of Ramadân, ‘Umar – Allâh be pleased with him – would pray Maghrib, then say (to the people):

Sit down. Then he would give a small address: Verily the fasting of this month has been made a duty upon you, and standing in night prayer has not been made a duty upon you, but those amongst you who can stand in prayer should do so, for it is from the extra good deeds about which Allâh told us: so whoever cannot stand in prayer, let him sleep on his bed.

And beware of saying: I will fast if so and so fasts and I will stand in night prayer if so and so stands in prayer. Whoever fasts or stands in night prayer, he must make this for Allâh. And you should know that you are in prayer as long as you are waiting for a prayer.

Minimize any vain or false speech in the houses of Allâh (mosques; he said this two or three times). Let none of you fast a few days before the month (in order to avoid missing the beginning of the month; he said this three times). And do not fast until you see [the crescent of the new month] unless it is overcast. If it is overcast, count [the previous month] as 30 days. Then do not break your fasts until you see the night upon the mountain (i.e. you are sure the sun has set).

Source: Sayings of The Salaf

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

10 Days to go, 44 BRICKS TO LAY...

As we approach the last 10 days of our fund-raising, here is where we stand:
For those of you who have been keeping up-to-date on our website will have noticed a dramatic change in the figure today. Alhamdulillah this is because of a group of our brothers who loaned us £50,000 pounds yesterday. Indeed he who has not thanked the people has not thanked Allah. We ask Allah to increase their provisions 10 folds and grant them the highest reward for helping us establish this Masjid of Sunnah. Jazakumullahu Khair ikhwaan. This has indeed given everyone a massive boost knowing that we are now a stone-throw away of reaching our target.

O our Brothers and Sisters. Maybe some day we will give a detailed account to you of the difficulties we have faced in trying to raise this money. A project which began as a dream is today becoming a reality. Allah has aided us and opened up ways and means that we simply did not know existed. We thank Allah azzawajal and ask Him to increase us in our blessings.

We want to end by launching our "44 bricks to lay" campaign. All we require is 44 of you to buy the last 44 bricks of this Masjid and we are done. Each brick costs £2000 each. We went to the conference in Birmingham last weekend and saw thousands of people. From amongst all the community in the entire world, all we require is 44 of you to buy 1 brick each. Now we know that this may be difficult for some. But to give you an idea of how we approached this then several brothers in Bradford committed to give a £2000 loan to us. But the responsibility of paying back that loan was not upon albaseerah, but upon each of them. So they then contacted all their family and friends, explored various fund-raising ideas to get that money back. What this scheme achieves is that we get the 2K immediately and you can then work throughout the year to get that money back into you bank accounts. So you loan the money to us and then pay that loan back yourself in your own time, without the burden of the loan falling upon us.

With it being the last 10 days we will now provide daily updates via all mediums. If you require immediate updates then please visit Whenever some money reaches our bank account we almost immediately update the figures on the website. We will also have a “44 brick” grid that will appear on our website by tomorrow Insha’Allah. Please do not delay in donating. Sometimes man is clouded with the following thoughts “I don’t need to give, I’m sure they will raise the money somehow without my help or input”. Indeed this is the dangerous mentality that prevents us from giving. By Allah the money we have raised today would not have happened if all of us thought like this. Rather our figures show that £10,012 pounds came through paypal and £57,487 pounds came through cash or bank transfer. Some people gave £5, £10, £20, £100, £1000, £2000 and £5000 pounds. This is how we achieved this. So we remind ourselves and all of you not to delay in donating. Jazakumuallahu Khair for all those who donated so far. Your efforts and reward is surely with your Lord, to whom you will return. 

Your brothers and sisters at Albaseerah

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Masjid Donations Update 29-07-2010

AssalamuAlaikum Wa Rahmatullah

The brothers and sisters from Albaseerah will be present at the conference Insha’Allah.
There will be no dedicated donation stallstand at the conference due to the understandable needs of the local Birmingham community. However for those of you who have already made a donation pledge and would like to hand this to us, we will be able to arrange collection of this throughout the conference. We know there are those of you who have pledged to give gold and other money. For those of you who would like to make a pledge before the conference and hand over the money during the conference please email us with the details before hand on During the event you can arrange drop off of your donation by texting or calling 07561 237218.

We still require £131,485 and 17 days remaining. We are trying our best, utilising all the means possible to collect this money on a local level. We urge the community nationwide and worldwide to continue supporting us. Looking at the target, we are under no illusion that this project has the potential to collapse due to the large amount of money still required. But we know that with Allah’s aid this can be achieved. We ask Allah to make our affair easy.

Once again, please ring 07561 237218 at the conference if you would like to hand over any donations to us. If there is a lecture taking place and you are unable to get through, please text us and someone will get back to you.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Albaseerah Masjid and School Project


We have just been informed that our offer has been accepted by the owners of the building Alhamdulillah. This is extremely pleasing news for all of those who have worked very hard to make this project a reality. It is with this information that we now wish to begin PHASE 2 of this project:

TOTAL RAISED - £147,560.89 - 50.9%
STILL NEEDED - £142,439.11 - 49.1%
DONATIONS - £74,360.89 - 25.6%       

LOANS - £73,200.00 - 25.2%                 

The following are a few facts that we feel everyone should be aware of:

1. Within 24 days (Sunday 15th August) from today we must have all the money in our bank to provide proof to the third party.

2. Shortly after this date we will need to put down a 10-20% (29,000 – 58,000 pounds) deposit which is non-refundable.

3. The expected completion date would be September 2010 Insha’Allah.

With this information, the Brothers in Bradford have collectively agreed that out of the total building purchase cost (£290,000), a minimum of 50% of this figure must be financed through donations as to make the loan-paybacks achievable in the deadlines agreed.

To clarify this, we need at least £70,639.11 of donations within the next 24 days. The fact that the global community helped raise £74,360.89 in under 3 weeks does not make this an impossible task at all, inshaAllaah. But we really need every person, every family,and every community to really help us to make this a reality.

Our brothers and sisters in Manchester only recently raised around 3K in donations through a variety of fund-raising methods. The Sisters in Bradford also came together and raised over 4K, through various fund raising activities. Not only do we take this opportunity to thank them all for this, but we want to use these examples as an encouragement to other communities.

The success of the Dawah in Bradford is indeed the success of the Dawah in the whole country, if not the world. Whoever lives in the UK then they will undoubtedly know that Bradford is world famous for the high density of Muslims living here and furthermore offers a fantastic community feel. So we really do feel that for those who desire a more affordable, quiet, less busy city for themselves and their children then Bradford would be an ideal choice. Since our project launch we are already aware of approx. 4 families who are moving here, including some from outside the UK.

So we ask our Mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, Daughters and Sons across the world to help us make this city an even better place to live by aiding us in establishing a Masjid and School that will help nurture the current and future generations. Be part of something special and aid in establishing the Religion of your Creator Allaah (To whom belongs all Praise) in the city of Bradford, UK.

Our community here has tried it’s very best to learn from common mistakes from other communities so the steps and decisions we are taking are in light of the various lessons learned and the experiences gained.

Adding to what Abu Iyaad Amjad mentioned previously, if only 100 people made a personal goal of raising 2K each we would have all the money needed for this building. It just requires effort, asking every friend, colleague, family member and utilising all fund raising ideas.

We wish to remind everyone once again that this building is truly unique Masha’Allah and is ideal for the needs of the community. We also end by reminding you that every person who makes that prostration to Allah, 5 times a day, 365 days a year, a hundred years from now then by the permission of Allah you will get a reward of that. The nobility of such actions is clear to us from the Qur’an and Sunnah, it’s just the reminder that we are in need of.

Our website will be updated 24 hours a day with the latest figures. Remember you can donate:

· via BACS (s/c: 201188 a/c: 83180263),

· via Paypal online at (we incur a small fee)

· by phoning 01274 395 007

· cheque payable to “Albaseerah Fundraising Account”

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Friday, April 30, 2010

The Salafees are the Ones who Truly Love the Muslims and are Actively Working in Their Favour

In this past week:

A Salafee website notified me of a mistake on, which I fixed and then expressed my thanks to them.

I sent another Salafee website notification of an error in one of the translations available on their website, which they recognized, fixed, and thanked me for.

Just today, I alerted the administration of something in someone's post on salafitalk that was not befitting, and they quickly edited it before anyone saw it.

I know of important advice going on privately right now between Salafee du'aat about statements of errors they have made. The parties involved are all apparently interested in clarifying any and all errors and they are working together. This actually happens a lot, but it is kept private until the errors are publicly corrected, the issues clarified, and the brotherhood remains tight. No one ever hears about it.

My point in writing this is to offer my personal testimony that the Salafees are indeed practicing the hadeeth "The Deen is Naseehah," correcting, advising, and guiding, both privately and publicly. Don't be affected by the people who claim that the Salafees are out to expose people or put people "off the manhaj". The Salafees are always advising, correcting, and admonishing each other with good manners and true brotherhood. But occasionally, we find someone in the ranks that loves their status more than the Truth, and they refuse to correct their errors. So we may have to correct their errors for them to help them be free of responsibility on the Day of Judgement. And every now and then, you find someone who loves his position and status so much, that they refuse to be corrected even when all the people see their errors. Then, their contradictions to the Salafee manhaj become clear to the people, so they claim that the Salafees have been out to get them. The Salafees are not out to get people. The Salafees love the Muslims and are actively working for their guidance, like no other group of Muslims, by Allaah's Grace and Permission. They are the most merciful of the people to the people. And this is why their tongues are fierce against those who are misleading the Muslims. And this is why they point out the specific dangers on the road, because they love the Muslims and want good for them, wa lillaahil-hamd.

And if there is hatred in our hearts for those who cause corruption and confusion, spreading doubts about our 'ulamaa' and the manhaj of the Salaf, and this hatred is found on our tongues as well, then we thank Allaah for giving us this blessed EEMAAN.

"The most strongest of handholds of EEMAAN is loving for Allaah's sake and hating for Allaah's Sake"

And the Salafees are close to each other, and they have mutual respect for each other and each other's efforts. They are always communicating with each other, and their conversations are full of good: "What have you heard from Shaykh 'Ubayd?" Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan said in the haram…" "There is a new book by Shaykh Muhammad Aadam out…" "How is Shaykh Rabee's health…?"

And we thank Allaah for this good thing, and we ask Him to protect it and strengthen it, and increase it in benefit and barakah.

And the mashaayikh love the Salafees and are busy with their questions and concerns, and offering them advice and correcting their affairs. And the Salafees love to have those who are often more beloved to them than their own fathers from the 'ulamaa' correct them and guide them.

Here are some examples of things related to TROID and SPUBS that I have personally seen from Shaykh Rabee', may Allaah preserve and strengthen him:

He referred to the brothers at TROID as his "beloved ones" when they called for a tele-link.

He was asked about a non-Arab studying "Sharh As-Sunnah" by Al-Baarbahaaree, so he said, "No, this is not a book for beginners." He was told that it was a translation of Ar-Radaadee's tahqeeq, done by Aboo Talhah of SPUBS, to which he replied, "It was translated by Aboo Talhah, the one from Al-Maktabatus-Salafiyyah? Let him read it then, that's good."

He looked over TROID's list of speakers from their audio lounge and suggested some changes that were, of course, implemented.

And the shaykh takes his students to the side and admonishes and advises them in a fatherly way all the time!

Alhamdulillaah, the Salafees love each other, they love their mashaayikh, and their mashaayikh love them, and the hizbees burn in jealousy and gather together from each and every place to try to bring down all this good being established. And we ask Allaah to protect this da'wah and its people, and to return the plots of its enemies upon their own necks 1000 times over.

May Allaah increase us in our naseehah for one another, and may He increase us in humility and love for the Truth

By Moosaa Richardson

Source: Salafi Talk

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Provision of a Traveler [this world to the next]

Anas reports that when Salmân [Al-Fârsî] – Allâh be pleased with him – was ill, Sa’d visited him and found him crying, so he asked him:

O my brother, what makes you cry?
Did you not accompany the Messenger of Allâh – Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him? Did you not do such-and-such [good deeds]? He replied,

“I am not crying over any one of two things: I am not crying out of love and yearning for this world nor out of dislike for the hereafter, but I am crying because Allâh’s Messenger – Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – took a covenant from me about something I think I have only transgressed. He made me promise that it is enough for anyone only to have enough [of this world] as would suffice as the provisions of a traveler, but I think I have only gone too far. As for you o Sa’d, fear Allâh when you judge, and when you distribute anything and when you think about doing anything.”

Thâbit (one of the reporters) said,

“And it reached me that [when he died] he left only about twenty dirham of spending he had.”

Ibn Mâjah, Al-Sunan. Shaykh Al-Albânî graded this narration sahîh. See sahîh wa Da’î/f Sunan Ibn Mâjah no. 4104.

Source: Sayings of the Salaf

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Wisdom Behind the Arrangement of the Pillars of Eemaan

A look into the arrangement of the Pillars of Eemaan and the hikmah, wisdom, that exist within their ordering.

There is wisdom behind - and Allaah knows best- the arrangement of the pillars of Eemaan in the verses of the Qur’aan and the ahaadeeth, although the waaw (و) doesn't exactly necessitate arrangement:

The pillars of Eemaan have begun with belief in Allaah because it is absolutely the foundation and (all) the other pillars aside from it come in succession to it.

Then comes the mention of belief in the Angels and Messengers because they are the mediators between Allaah and His creation regarding the conveyance of His messages. Thus, the Angels descend with the revelation (from Allaah) and bring it to the Messengers and the Messengers convey it to the people. The Most High says,

يُنَزِّلُ الْمَلَائِكَةَ بِالرُّوحِ مِنْ أَمْرِهِ عَلَىٰ مَن يَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ أَنْ أَنذِرُوا أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا أَنَا فَاتَّقُونِ

“He sends down the Angels with inspiration of His Command to whom of His slaves He pleases (saying): ‘Warn mankind that none has the right to be worshipped in truth except I, so fear Me.”

[Sooratun-Nahl 16:2]

Thereafter is mention of belief in the books because they are the criterion and returning point that which the Prophets and Messengers, 'alayhim as-salaatu was-salaam, came with by way of the Angels from Allaah the Most High, in order to judge between the people in that which they differ. The Most High says,

فَبَعَثَ اللَّـهُ النَّبِيِّينَ مُبَشِّرِينَ وَمُنذِرِينَ وَأَنزَلَ مَعَهُمُ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ لِيَحْكُمَ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ
فِيمَا اخْتَلَفُوا فِيهِ

“… Allaah sent Prophets with glad tidings and warnings, and with them He sent the Scripture in truth to judge between people in matters wherein they differ.”

[Sooratul-Baqarah 2:213]

Afterwards is mention of belief in the Last Day as it is the appointment of recompense for (all of) the actions which is the outcome and fruits behind belief in Allah, His Angels, His books and His Messengers or the denial of them. For that reason, from the adequacy of the Divine Justice (of Allah) is the establishment of this Day to judge between the oppressor and the oppressed and the establishment of 'adl (equity) between the people.

Lastly is the mention of belief in the Qadaa' and Qadr due to its extreme importance in driving the believer towards the performance of righteous actions and adopting the proper and beneficial means (i.e. in obtaining provisions, etc.) together with reliance upon Allaah, the One free from all imperfections. In order to make evident that there isn't any contradiction between the legislation of Allaah that He sent His Messengers with and revealed His books based upon and between His judgement and pre-decree. Contrary to those who erroneously believe that from the innovators and polytheists who say,

لَوْ شَاءَ اللَّـهُ مَا عَبَدْنَا مِن دُونِهِ مِن شَيْءٍ نَّحْنُ وَلَا آبَاؤُنَا وَلَا حَرَّمْنَا مِن دُونِهِ مِن شَيْءٍ

“…If Allah had willed neither we nor our fathers would have worshipped aught but Him, nor would we have forbidden anything without (a command from) Him.”
[Sooratun-Nahl 16:35]

They (tried) to justify that which they were upon from disbelief (claiming) that Allaah decreed it for them. So if He decreed it for them then He must have been pleased with it from them - as they claim. So Allaah rebutted them with the fact that if He was - so called - pleased with it then He would not have sent His Messengers with the disavowal of it, as He says,

فَهَلْ عَلَى الرُّسُلِ إِلَّا الْبَلَاغُ الْمُبِينُ

“…Then! Are the Messengers charged with anything but to convey clearly the Message?”
[Sooratun-Nahl 16:35]

Source: via Troid

By Shaykh Saalih Ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan

Translator: Abu Fouzaan Qaasim

Monday, March 22, 2010

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Those who say ‘I am a Sunni and I am not a Salafi.’

The question:

When this person begins Ruqiyah (reciting Qur’aan upon a person as a form of treatment) he says: ‘I am a Sunni and I am not a Salafi.’

The Shaykh Answered:

‘As for the saying: ‘I am a Sunni and I am not a Salafi.’ Then this statement is contradictory!

The Sunni O you Miskeen (impoverished person) is the Salafi, and the Salafi is the Sunni. Whoever distinguishes between the two then he has distinguished between two things which resemble each other; so the Salaf are the Ahl-ul-Sunnah and the Salafeeyoon are the followers of the Sunnah, and whoever absolves himself from that then he is not a Sunni nor a Salafi!

Just because some of the people claim Salafeeyah and they do not actually exemplify it, then this does not allow you to free yourself from Salafeeyah, rather it is obligatory upon you to honour yourself by ascribing yourself to the Salaf and to the Manhaj of the Salaf, since indeed ascription to that is obligatory.

Ahl-ul-Sunnah, the Salaf, the followers of the Salaf, the Firqat an-Najjeeyah, the Taifat-ul-Mansoorah, the Jamaa’ah, the Salafi and the Sunni, all of these mean one title: and they are the Jamaa’ah, and they are similar to those whom were upon what the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- and his Companions were upon.

So be a serious Salafi – be a serious Salafi, just like the Salaf used to say – a Salafi ascribing to the Manhaj of the Salaf in sayings, actions and belief.

And I believe that whoever brags with this type of talk (‘I am a Sunni and I am not a Salafi.’) is very far from the Manhaj of the Sunni which is the Manhaj of the Salaf.

May Allaah give everyone the capability to obtain beneficial knowledge and righteous actions. May Allaah send prayers, peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhammad, his Family and all his Companions.’

[Taken from the Shaykh’s lesson from the ‘Explanation of ‘an-Nasihah al-Waladeeyah liAbee al-Waleed al-Bajee Rahimullaah-’ end of tape one.]

By Shaykh Salih as-Suhaymee

Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Supplication for When Things Become Difficult for a Person

2886 – From Anas that The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘O Allaah there is nothing that is easy except that You made it easy, and You can make this difficulty easy if You so wish to’

اللهم لا سهلَ إلا ما جعلتَه سهلاً وأنتَ تجعلُ الحزنَ إذا شئتَ سهلاً

Allaahumma la sahala illa ma ja’alta sahlan wa anta taj’all al-huzna itha shitta sahlan

Collected by Ibn Hibban in ‘Saheeh’, Ibn Sunni, and ad-Deeya in ‘al-Mukhtar’ and shaykh Albani declared it Saheeh upon the conditions of Muslim.

[Taken from ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah’ vol.6 hadeeth nos. 2886 p.902]

By the Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa’ Muhammad Nasir uddeen al-Albaani

Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

Monday, March 1, 2010

If the Bell is the Musical Instrument of Shaytaan, What about your Melodious Ringtones?

‘O Muslims - Music Intoxicates the Intellect!!
Ridding your house (if you can) of any type of bells

Abu Hurayrah reported Allaah's Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) as saying:
“The bell is the musical instrument of Shaytaan.”(1)

If this is the case, - the bell is the musical instrument of Iblees - then how could it be that a Muslim claiming to fear Allaah, has reverberating in their cars or pounding in their homes; jazz, rhythm and blues, pop, hip-hop, gangster rap tunes or the like? Much worse than that, is the musical tune coming from the mobile/cell phones in the houses of Allaah, especially during the times of salaah!

Shaykhul Islaam Ibnul-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah said in his book ‘Madaarijus Saalikeen’ (1/485) said:
“How astonishing! That is, what type of faith, light, insight, guidance and knowledge can be gained from listening to tuneful verse and music in which most of what is said is prohibited and warrants that Allaah be angry with and would warrant the punishment of Allaah and His Messenger?"

He also said in his book ‘Ighaathatul-Lahfaan’ (1/258-259)
“Singing [and music] is worse and more harmful than stories of emperors, because it directs [one] to adultery and fornication and it is the fountainhead of hypocrisy. It is the snare of the Shaytaan, and it intoxicates the intellect. Its obstructing (people) from the Qur’aan is worse than any way in which other types of phony speech blocks them, because the souls of people lean towards [sounds like this] and have the desire to listen to it”.

How can anyone who has the slightest amount of baseerah (keen insight) and life in his heart attempting to draw near to Allaah and increase his faith by enjoying something which is hated by Him, and He loathes the one who says it and the one who accepts it?

An excerpt from the upcoming TROID Publication: How to Protect Yourself from Shaytaan

(1) Saheeh Muslim vol.3; hadeeth #5279.

Source: Troid

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Shaykh al-Albaanee Debates a Supporter of Celebrating the Mawlid

This is an audio translation of a discussion that took place when a follower of Muhammad al-'Alawee came to debate the Muhaddith of our time about the permissibility of celebrating the Prophet's (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) Birthday. As was the norm during the life of Shaykh Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee (d.1420H), people from various sects and group would often come to debate him and leave defeated, or convinced of the correctness of his 'aqeedah and manhaj. So presents this Arabic-to-English audio recording in hopes of convincing those who have doubts about the unlawfulness and innovation of celebrating the Mawlid that this is an unlawful and innovated celebration - having no connection to the Religion of Islam whatsoever.

NOTE: At [37:26] Shaykh al-Albaanee quotes the famous hadeeth: From 'Abdullaah Ibn Mas'ood (radiyallaahu 'anhu), from the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) who said, "The best of people are my generation, then those who follow them, then those who follow them." Related by al-Bukhaaree (no. 2652) and Muslim (no. 2533).

However, the Shaykh quotes it with the wording, "khayrul-quroon" (the best of generations), instead of, "khayrun-naas" (the best of people). Shaykh al-Albaanee himself has mentioned in his notes upon at-Tankeel (2/223), "This is the wording that has become famous upon the tongues..." Then he goes onto to clarify that though this wording has been mentioned repeatedly in the books of Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (d.728H), such as his book al-Furqaan (p. 100), and by his student Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (d.751H) and other Scholars, it is not confirmed by the books of Sunnah. Rather, it is only a narration of the meaning. And Allaah knows best.

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Source: Sunnah Audio

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Those who Refuse to Marry off Except to their Own Tribe, or for Other than Deen

We have with us some desert people, they do not marry off except within their own tribe. So what is your advice for them?

Our advice for them is that they marry off to those that are suitable, whether they are from their tribe or not, because of the saying of Allaah the most high:

"O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqoon (pious - see V.2:2). Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware."
(Al-Hujurat 49:13)

And his the Most High's saying:

"And it is He Who has created man from water, and has appointed for him kindred by blood, and kindred by marriage. And your Lord is Ever All-Powerful to do what He will."

(Al-Furqan 25:54)

And the saying of the Prophet, salla Allaahu 'alyhi wa sallam: "All of you are from Adam and Adam is from soil" and other proofs from that chapter that show that suitability is in the deen, not in tribe, linage, money, hierarchy, diplomas, studies, profession or occupation."

Shaykh Yahyah Al-Hajooree
Website of the Shaykh
Translated by Muhammad Elmi

Source: Fatwa Islam

Thursday, February 11, 2010

NEW LESSON: Starting this Friday in Bradford, 'The Foundations of Beleif'.

New Lesson Every 2 Weeks starting this Friday the 12th of February isha'Allaah.

Our Brother Abu Iyaad will be reading through the works of the book 'Usool ul Emaan' (The Foundations of Beleif'. Compiled by some of the scholars of Madeenah such as Shaykh Ibrahim al Ruhaili, Shaykh Abdur Razzaq al Abbad and Shaykh Saalih as Suhaimi (May Allaah Preserve them All).

To Accompany the lesson we provided a downloadable electronic version of the ARABIC ONLY book which can be DOWNLOADED BY CLICKING HERE.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Manchester Conference Sat 6th February

Manchester Conference

I'm a Salafi... What Now?

A Full Day Conference at Markaz as Salafi Manchester - With Telelinks

Shaykh Abdullah al Bukhari (to be confirmed)
Shaykh Hassan ibn Abdul Wahaab al Banna

Abu Hakeem Bilal Davies
Abu Iyaad Amjad Rafiq

Open to brothers & sisters.

Saturday 6th February 2010
3pm - 10pm GMT

Schedule & Talks to be posted up shortly.

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

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

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Way to Escape a Fitnah (Trial/Tribulation/Confusion)

A lecture conducted over paltalk (online) explaining how to escape fitnah By Abu 'Abdullaah Hasan as-Sumaalee.

Play Audio

Source: Troid

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

South Manchester Mini Conference

The Companions of The Prophet Muhammad

Abu Sufyan Abdul Kareem
Abu Junaid Yusuf Bowers (To be confirmed)

31st January 2010 from 5pm-10pm

Pakistani Community Centre, Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester M12 4NN
Refreshments For Sale - Islamic Books, Perfumes & Incense

Please contact Abu Abdir Razaaq on 07974 002 780 or email

Source: The Salafi Centre of Manchester & Learn About Islaam

Monday, January 25, 2010

Mocking The Hijab

What is the ruling on someone who mocks a Muslim woman wearing the proper Islamic Hijab (veil) or describes her as being a ghost or a moving tent and other such insulting words?

Anyone who mocks a Muslim man or woman for adhering to the Islamic Shari‘ah (Law) is a Kafir (disbeliever). This is regardless of whether they are making fun of a Muslim woman wearing the proper Islamic Hijab or any other matter of the Shari‘ah. ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with them both) narrated: During the campaign of Tabuk a man said in an assembly,

‘I have never seen anyone like these Qur’an readers of ours. They have the biggest bellies, the most lying tongues and they are the most cowardly when encountering the enemy.’ Another man said, ‘You are lying, and you are a hypocrite. I will most certainly tell the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) [what you have said].’ The news was reported to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), then the Qur’an was revealed (concerning this incident). ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar said, ‘I saw him (that man) hanging onto the saddle of the she-camel of the Messenger of Allah, (peace be upon him), stumbling over the stones while saying, ‘O Messenger of Allah, we were just jesting and playing.’ The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was reciting the Qur’anic Ayah (verse):Surah At-Tawbah, 9: 65

Was it at Allâh (Exalted and Sublime), and His Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and His Messenger (peace be upon him) that you were mocking? Surah At-Tawbah, 9: 66
Make no excuse; you have disbelieved after you had believed. If We pardon some of you, We will punish others amongst you because they were Mujrimûn (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, criminals.)

So ridiculing the believers was equated with ridiculing Allah, His Signs and His Messenger.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
Abdullah ibn Qa`ud
Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan
Abdul-Razzaq `Afify
Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

Source: Al Ifta

Sunday, January 24, 2010

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Source: Salafi talk

The Prohibition on Abbreviating the Salaah and Salaams upon the Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam

An important clarification on abbreviating the salaah and the salaams upon the beloved Prophet, sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam and the impermissibility of it. A compilation of statements from the scholars of the past and present on this erroneous action.

In the Name of Allaah, may the Salaah and Salaam of Allaah be upon His Final Messenger, to proceed:

Muslims are obliged to send Allaah's Salaah [1] and Salaam [2] upon Muhammad (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) when his name is mentioned. Allaah has commanded us [3]:

(إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ ۚ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا ﴿٥٦

“Verily Allaah and His Angels send salaah on the Prophet. O you who believe! Invoke salaah upon him, as well as a complete salaam!” (33:56)

And the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:

"For each time someone invokes salaah upon me, Allaah writes for him ten good rewards because of it." [4]

And the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) had described the one who does not send salaah upon him when he is mentioned as "the stingiest of people." [5] And he exclaimed "Aameen!" to Jibreel's supplication,

"May Allaah repel the one who hears mention of you and does not invoke any salaah upon you!" [6]

So here is the issue that needs to be clarified: Many people use the abbreviation "SAW" or "PBUH" to fulfill this obligation in their writing. Is this something that fulfills the obligation of sending the salaah and salaam on the Messenger? Let us look now to some of the statements of the scholars regarding this practice.

Bakr Aboo Zayd said, "The safe practice, the way of true love, (seeking) reward (from Allaah), respect and honor for the Prophet of this nation is to send the salaah and salaam upon him when he is mentioned (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam), carrying out the order of Allaah and the guidance of his Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam). For this reason, written abbreviations or symbols used to represent salaah and salaam upon the Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) are prohibited. Some examples of these are: SAAD (ص), SAAD-'AYN-MEEM (صعم), SAAD-LAAM-'AYN-MEEM (صلعم), SAAD-LAAM-MEEM (صلم), SAAD-LAAM-YAA'-WAAW (صليو), and SAAD-LAAM-'AYN." [7]

These example are all used in some 'Arabic books. The English equivalents of these abbreviations would be: SAAWS, SAW, PBUH, and the likes.

'Abdul-Qaadir Al-Maghribee said, "As for SAAD-LAAM-'AYN-MEEM (صلعم), it seems as if it was invented in the 9th century after Hijrah. In the explanation of the Alfiyyah of Al-'Iraaqee, a book about the sciences of Hadeeth, the author says, "Abbreviations must be avoided, as well as neglecting it." This means that one should stay away from symbols and not abbreviate it by removing some of its letters, rather he should employ it ("sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam") fully in his speech and writing.

The author, Shaykh Zakariyyaa Al-Ansaaree, then mentioned that Imaam An-Nawawee related that there is consensus among those who are relied upon that it is legislated to send salaah upon the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) in speech as well as writing. So therefore, it not from the Sunnah to use symbols or abbreviations in place of it.

Then Shaykh Al-Ansaaree mentioned that the first one to use a symbol for it, his hand had been cut off, and Allaah's Refuge is sought…" [8]

Ibn Hajr Al-Haythamee said, "The word "SAAD-LAAM-'AYN-MEEM" (صلعم) is not permissible. Rather, it is binding on us to send the salaah and the salaam." [9]

Al-Fayrooza-abaadee said, "It is not appropriate to use symbols or abbreviations to refer to salaah and salaam, as some of the lazy ones do, as well as some ignorant people and even some students of knowledge - they write 'SAAD-LAAM-'AYN-MEEM' instead of writing 'sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam.'" [10]

Ahmad Shaakir said, may Allaah have mercy on him, "It is the absurd tradition of some of the later generations that they abbreviate the writing of 'sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam.'" [11]

Wasee Allaah 'Abbaas, may Allaah preserve him, said: "It is not permissible to abbreviate the salaams in general in one's writing, just as it is not permissible to abbreviate the salaah and salaam on the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam). It is also not permissible to abbreviate either of these in one's speech." [12]

Some of the ignorant nussaakh who were just paid to copy books (by writing) used to abbreviate the salaah and salaam on the messenger with "SAAD-LAAM-'AYN-MEEM" (صلعم) in a connected way so that it looked like a word in 'arabic: SAL'AMA (صلعم). So then some of them began to guess at its meaning, thinking it was a 4-lettered verb (rubaa'ee), ie. "kaan An-Nabiyyu sal'ama fee baytihi..." guessing at the meaning: "it must be a word for sitting with a certain posture" etc. wallaahul-musta'aan.

And Allaah knows best. May the most perfect and complete salaah and salaam be upon our beloved Messenger, and upon his noble family and companions.


[1] Sending salaah on the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) means that one invokes Allaah to praise him and mention his high status to the angels. See Jalaal Al-Afhaam (p.253) of Ibn Al-Qayyim, Fat-hul-Baaree (11/179-197) of Ibn Hajr, or Ibn Katheer's tafseer to verse 33:56.

[2] salaam: security

[3] the meaning of Soorah Al-Ahzaab (33):56

[4] an authentic hadeeth collected by Ibn Hibbaan in his Saheeh (#906, 3/187) on the authority of Aboo Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him). Al-Albaanee declared it to be saheeh in Silsilatul-Ahaadeeth As-Saheehah (#3359, 7/1080).

[5] from a hasan hadeeth collected by Ibn Abee Ad-Dunyaa in As-Salaah 'Alan-Nabee (p.30-31) on the authority of Aboo Tharr (may Allaah be pleased with him). Hamdee As-Salafee called it hasan in his checking of the book.[6] from an authentic hadeeth collected by At-Tabaraanee in Al-Mu'jam Al-Kabeer on the authority of Jaabir ibn Samurah (may Allaah be pleased with him). Al-Albaanee authenticated it in his checking of Al-Munthiree's At-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb (#1677,2/298).[7] Mu'jam Al-Manaahee Al-Laf-thiyyah (p.188)[8] Mu'jam Al-Manaahee Al-Laf-thiyyah (p.188-189)

[9] Al-Fataawaa Al-Hadeethiyyah (p.168)

[10] from his book As-Salaatu wal-Bushr, as quoted in Mu'jam Al-Manaahee Al-Laf-thiyyah (p.351)

[11] the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad (#5088, 9/105)

[12] from a handwritten answer given to me by the shaykh (I have it on file #AAWA004 dated 1423/6/24)

[13] Original Source:

Compiled by: Compiled by Moosaa ibn John Richardson
Source: Troid
Original Source: Salafi Talk

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Deviation is in Leaving the Sunnah

Abû Bakr Al-Siddîq – Allâh be pleased with him – said:

I will not leave anything Allâh’s Messenger – Allâh’s peace and blessings be upon him – did, except that I will also do it; for I fear that if I were to leave any of his commands and ways I would deviate.

Al-Bukhârî, Al-Sahîh 2:386 hadîth no. 3093; Ibn Battah, Al-Ibânah article 77, and others.


After recording this narration, Ibn Battah states:

This, my brothers, is the greatest Siddîq (true believer i.e. Abû Bakr), fearing that he would fall into deviation if he were to leave any of the commandments of his Prophet – Allâh’s peace and blessings be upon him. What then is to happen in a time in which people deride their Prophet and his commandments, and compete with each other and show off in contradicting him and mock his Sunnah? We ask Allâh to protect us from slipping and to save us from evil deeds.

Source: Sayings of the Salaf

Monday, January 11, 2010

The scholars reply to Abu Usamah Khalifah's question against Shaykh Rabee' at Green Lane Mosque Birmingham December 2009

Alhamdulillaah Rabil 'Alameen wal 'aqibatul lilmutaqeen wa laa 'udwana illa 'ala dhaalimeen wa Ashadu anLaa ilaaha ilallaah wa Ashadu anna muhammadan rasoolullaah sallallaahu 'alahi wa sallam, Amma Ba'd: 

The scholars reply to Abu Usamah Khalifah's question against Shaikh Rabee' at Green lane mosque conference Birmingham December 2009.

First, Abu Usama says: "some of the scholars and students of knowledge have REFUTED the honourable Sheikh Rabee' Al-Madkhali (hafidhahullaah) INCLUDING YOURSELF and is this true that he held the position of Irjaa?"" 

Sheikh Saalih Sadlan praised Sheikh Rabee' as being one of the scholars and like other scholars he is correct in some things and mistaken in others. He said that he advised him in his house to leave off speaking about the dead especially those who have works on Tafseer and knowledge from the scholars (most probably referring to Sheikh Rabee's refutations on Sayid Qutb and his books). Sheikh Saalih Sadlan also said that Sheikh Rabee' has something of this harshness. 

Then Sheikh Saalih Sadlan compares Sayid Qutb to Ibn Hajar and he said that the scholars continue to benefit from Fathul Baaree of Ibnul Hajr even though he erred. Then Abu Usama Khalifah added in the translation that Sheikh Rabee' should stop "cursing the dead people... "due to a hadeeth of the Prophet salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam mentioning this. This addition was not mentioned by Sheikh Sadlan in the Arabic so take note. Sheikh Saalih Sadlan ended by defending Sheikh Rabee' to not have Irjaa'

This was taken straight to some of the scholars for their reply: 

1. After speaking to Sheikh 'Ubayd Al-Jaabiree and Sheikh Muhammad ibn Haadi and they heard the above speech, they both said that it is wrong to compare Sayid Qutb with Ibn Hajar rahimahumAllaah. As the latter was considered to be from the scholars even if he erred so his mistakes rejected and honour kept as for Sayid Qutb then he was ignorant of the deen and has vile speech against Musa 'alaihi wa sallam and the Companions radiallaahu 'anhum.

2. Secondly, Sheikh 'Ubayd Al-Jaabiree and Sheikh Muhammad ibn Haadi said that clarifying the errors of those who err openly even from those who died is from the methodology of the pious predecessors so that the Muslims do not follow them in their open errors.

3. Thirdly, Sheikh Muhammad ibn Haadi added that this is why we should stick to the books of the Pious Predecessors so that we know their methodology in refuting the mistakes of those who err. 

Imam an-Nawawi rahimahullaah brings a chapter heading "The dead who are praised with good words or who are condemned with bad words" Then he mentioned the hadeeth of Anas bin Malik who said: 

A funeral passed by and it was praised with good. Upon this the Messenger of Allaah salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: It has become certain, it has become certain, it has become certain. And there passed another funeral and it was condemned in bad words. Upon this the Messenger of Allaah salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: It has become certain, it has become certain, it has become certain. 'Umar said: May my father and mother be ransom for you!

There passed a funeral and it was praised with good terms, and you said: It has become certain, it has become certain, it has become certain. And there passed a funeral and it was condemned with bad words, and you said: It has become certain, it has become certain, it has become certain. Upon this the Messenger of Allaah salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: He whom you praised with good terms, Paradise has become certain for him, and he whom you condemned with bad words, Hell has become certain for him. You are Allaah's witnesses upon the earth, you are Allaah's witnesses upon the earth, you are Allaah's witnesses upon the earth. [Hadeeth no. 949 Saheeh Muslim, Saheeh al-Bukhaaree 1367, Majmu' Fataawa, 28/371, Saheeh al-Jaami'h 5950].

Imam an-Nawawi comments straight after this hadeeth saying, "If it was said how were the Companions allowed to condemn the funeral (of the evil one) when there is a hadeeth in Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree and other than in Al-Bukhaaree which forbid cursing the dead? The answer being that the forbiddance of cursing the dead is referring to other than the hypocrite and the rest of the disbelievers, and in other than the one who openly portrays his sin and innovation (bid'ah). As for these (ones) then it is not forbidden to mention them with bad words in order to warn against their path, against following their example and against imitating their manner. And this hadeeth clearly shows that the one they condemned with bad words was known to have hypocrisy or similar to what we have mentioned, this is what is correct in answering this matter and in understanding it well along with the hadeeth which prohibits cursing (the dead) and I have clarified this in detail with proof in Kitaab Al-Adkhaar." [7/2197-1/60]

4. In Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree, Imam Al-Bukhaaree has a chapter heading - Talking about the evil ones amongst the dead [no.1394]. 

Ibn Hajr rahimahullaah says: "this (condemnation) could benefit the deadý and if he is sinful openly portraying his sin then there is no gheebah for him (meaning that it is not considered backbiting when refuting him and his errors)ýAnd what is most correct in this affair with regards the dead amongst the disbelievers and sinners is that it is allowed to make mention of their errors to warn against them and to turn the people away from them. The scholars have UNANIMOUSLY AGREED in the allowance of criticizing those who are deserving of criticism regarding the narrators whether they are alive or dead." [Fathul Baari -3/1393 page 330,331 Dar Kutb al-Ilmiyyah] 

5. After visiting Sheikh Rabee' ibn Haadi Al-Madkhali this weekend, he added that one should clarify to the people that he does not curse the dead (as Abu Usama khalifah added) and likewise to make mention that the scholars have always refuted the errors of those who have erred. Likewise, these refutations are a mercy for the dead so that people don't follow them in their errors. 

6. Sheikh Ibn 'Uthaimeen rahimahullaah was asked about Sayid Qutb and he referred the questioner to Sheikh Rabee's refutations. And he himself said "were the Pious Predecessors quiet over the people of desires and innovation? No they were not quiet. Rather, when the people were trialed with desires, the scholars spoke out clarifying the truth." [Sharh Fath Rabi al-Bariyyah bi Talkhees al-Hamawiyah tape 1 side b].

7. When some of the mistakes of Sayid Qutb were read to Sheikh 'Abdulaziz ibn Baz rahimahullaah, such as saying Musa 'alaihi wa sallam has a fiery nature and that Mu'aawiyah ibn Abi Sufyaan and "Amr ibn 'Aas radiallaahu 'anhuma used deceit, hypocrisy, lies and treachery to get political positions, Sheikh 'Abdulaziz ibn Baz rahimahullaah said that this speech was vile against Musa 'alaihi wa sallam and the Sahaba radiallaahu 'anhum hence speaking about the dead from those who erred so as not to follow their error.

8. It is also known that Sheikh 'Abdulaziz ibn Baz rahimahullaah would refer questions on personalities to Sheikh Rabee' ibn Haadi al-Madkhali to give a ruling on them.

9. Sheikh Muhammad Nasrud-Deed Al-Albaani rahimahullaah specifically at the back of Sheikh Rabee's book 'Al-'Awasim mima radadtuhu 'ala Sayid Qutb minal Qawasim' which he had in his library that: "All what you have refuted Sayid Qutb with is truth and correctý so may Allaah reward with the best of good O brother (Rabee') with regards your effort in fulfilling the obligatory clarification and showing his ignorance and deviation from Islam." 

10. Sheikh Saalih al-Fawzaan said that it is oppression to compare Sayid Qutb with Ibn Hajar and Nawawi rahimahullaah for the latter were scholars clearly showing that Sheikh Saalih Sadlan was mistaken. [Ajwiba al-Mufeeda 'anilManaahij al Jadeedah] 

11. Sheikh Abdulmuhsin Al'Abbad warned against the books of Sayid Qutb 9/6/1421 in a letter printed in the book "Bara-at 'Ulamaa al-Ummah min Tazkiyati Ahlil Bid'ah wal Mudama of Esaam as-Sinani p. 135."

12. From these numerous evidences above, the aforementioned scholars (Sheikh Rabee' Al-Madkhali, Sheikh 'Ubayd Al-Jaabiree and Sheikh Muhammad ibn Haadi hafidhahumAllaah) are in agreement with the other scholars mentioned and see that Sheikh Saalih Sadlan was mistaken in what he said above and likewise it was incorrect of Abu Usama Khalifah to add to the words with a significant mistake portraying Sheikh Rabee' in a bad light and that needed to be clarified so that the people are not confused by his mistranslation. 

On top of that, he translated the answer Sheikh Sadlan gave on what is Irjaa' incorrectly as he said it means to have harshness whereas Sheikh Saalih Sadlan said it means the opposite being too easy and that is why they were considered to have opposed the Khawaarij since the Khawaarij were the ones who were harsh in calling Muslims disbelievers due to major sins. 

We ask Allaah, the All-Merciful, to shower us with His mercy and forgive us our shortcomings. 
Allaah knows best.

Abdulilah ibn Rabah Lahmami (25/1/1431)

Source: Salafi Talk

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hadeeth: The Kharijites Will Continue to Appear And Be Cut Off Each Time Until The Dajjaal (Anti-Christ) Appears Amongst Their Latter-Day Remnants

The Kharijites (Takfiris) Will Continue to Emerge Until the Appearance of the Dajjaal Amongst Them

Ibn Maajah brings under the heading "Chapter Concerning the Mention of the Kharijites" the hadeeth of Abdullah bin Umar that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam said:

A people will emerge who recite the Qur'an but it will not go past their throats. Every time a faction of them emerges it will be cut off.

And also:

Ibn Umar said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) say, "Every time a faction of them emerges it will be cut off", more than twenty times [before saying] "until Dajjaal appears amongst them".

This is reported by Ibn Maajah and declared Hasan by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Maajah (1/75-76, no. 144).

And in the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad there occurs in the hadeeth of Abdullaah bin Amr bin al-Aaas:

I heard the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) saying: "There will emerge a people from my Ummah from the East who recite the Qur'an but it does not go beyond their throats. Every time a faction amongst them emerges it will be cut off. Every time a faction amongst them emerges it will be cut off", until he said it ten times, "Every time a faction amongst them emerges it will be cut off, until the Dajjaal appears amongst their (later) remnants."

Ahmad Shakir in his tahqeeq of the Musnad declared this to be Saheeh (11/88).
There is also the hadeeth of Abdullah bin Umar in which he narrates that the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said:

A group will emerge who recite the Qur'an but it does not go beyond their throats. Every time a faction amongst them emerges it will be cut off. Every time a faction amongst them emerges it will be cut off, until the Dajjaal appears amongst them.

This hadeeth is graded Hasan by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami' (no. 8171), and it is narrated by Ibn Majah from Ibn Umar.

The question inevitably arises:
If the Khawaarij will continue to re-emerge, then who are they today? Who are their figureheads. What are their books? If this is divinely revealed information, then surely, it is the truth, and surely, these Kharijites, their figureheads, callers, and books must be able to be identified, since the hadeeths clearly state that they will continue to be cut off each time they emerge. The answers to these questions form the basis of this website! Read and be upon baseerah!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Aadam supplicated: O Allaah, by the Haqq (right/status) of Muhammad, forgive me...?

The fabricated hadeeth implying that Aadam ('alayhi sallam) sought forgiveness from Allaah via Muhammad (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam)

As regard to my question, story of aadam alai salam.  People say that when Aadam alai sallam made a mistake he saw name of Mohammed (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) in sky ie some where in sky that i dont know properly) and Adam alai sallam took wasilah of same name ie Mohammed (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) to allah to forgive his mistake and Allah forgave him.

Jazaakum Allaahu khayran for clarifying the narration you were referring to.  It was collected by al-Haakim in his Mustadrak (2/615), and others, by way of "Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Zayd ibn Aslam".  Here is the exact wording:

"When Aadam had made his mistake, he said: O my Lord!  I ask you by the right/status of Muhammad that you forgive me.  He (Allaah) said: "And how did you come to know Muhammad?"  He said: When you had created me with your Hand and blown into me from your Rooh, I raised my head and saw that it was written on the bases of the throne: Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, Muhammadur-Rasool Allaah.  So I knew that you would not place a name along with yours unless that was (the name of) your most beloved creation.  He (Allaah) said: "You have spoken truthfully, O Aadam, and had it not been for Muhammad, I would not have created you."

Al-Haakim mistakenly called the hadeeth: saheeh!  And this mistake has been the source of rebuttal ever since the book reached the people.

You may know that ath-Thahabee did a checking of al-Mustadrak, and he commented on al-Haakim's remarks about the narrations.  About this narration specifically, and what al-Haakim said that it is saheeh, he said:

"RATHER IT IS FABRICATED (MAWDHOO'), 'Abdur-Rahmaan is WAAH (grossly erroneous)!"

Even al-Haakim himself had spoken against this narrator, despite his error here.  He said about this narrattor: "He has narrated fabricated narrations by way of his father, and this is not hidden from anyone who knows this trade (Hadeeth) and ponders over it..."  (al-Haakim's Madkhal 1/154)

Ibn Taymiyyah stated: 'Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Zayd ibn Aslam is dha'eef (weak) by way of scholarly agreement, he erred often."  He then went on to list the scholars who declared him weak and/or abandoned him.  (Qaa'idah Jaleelah, p182, al-Furqaan)

And about al-Haakim's error, Ibn Taymiyyah said: "This is something that the imaams of Hadeeth Sciences have rejected from him, and they have said: Verily al-Haakim declares some narrations to be saheeh, while they are fabricated lies, known to the people of knowledge of Hadeeth..." (qaa'idah jaleelah, p.183)

However you will find the people of desires, refuting the entire ummah of scholars to defend al-Haakim's mistake here, and this is one of the ways that ahlul-bid'ah are known:  They base their positions on weak and fabricated narrations.  This is just one clear example...

Here are some points to consider as well, regarding the meaning of the fabricated text, since fabricated narrations have signs within the text that they are indeed not from the speech of the messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam):

1 - "I ask you BY THE RIGHT/STATUS of Muhammad"  The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) taught us the ways to ask Allaah, and he did not teach us to ask in this manner.

2 - "had it not been for Muhammad, I would not have created you"  Rather, Allaah had created Aadam, and all of his decendants, to worship Him as He has made clear in Soorah ath-Thaariyaat, what means: "And I have not created the jinn nor mankind but to worship Me."

This fabricated text would imply that Allaah created Aadam for the sake of Muhammad (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam), and whatever could be understood from that.

And Allaah knows best.

Please pass this reply on, along with an encouragement to call on Allaah by the three ways mentioned in my previous reply to anyone you feel may benefit, especially those who mentioned that narration to you in the first place, may Allaah bless you and grant you success.

And please refer to these beneficial words from our scholars for further benefit on the topic of avoiding abbreviations when sending salaah and salaam on the messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam): alayhi wasallam).htm

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