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