Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Explanation of the Hadeeth “Holding Onto Hot Coals”

The Explanation by Imaam as-Sa'dee (rahimahullaah)

With Supplementary Notes by Shaykh Ubayd bin 'Abdullaah al-Jaabiree

Translated by Aboo Abdillaah al-Kashmiree

Hadeeth number ninety-nine:

On the authority of Anas bin Maalik (radiallaahu 'anhu), who said: "The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said:

"There will come upon the people a time where the one holding firmly onto his religion will be like one holding onto hot coals." [Reported by at-Tirmidhee in Kitaab al-Fitan

[The Explanation by Imaam as-Sa'dee (rahimahullaah)]:

This hadeeth also comprises of a khabar (news, information) and an Irshaad (guidance). As for the news and information (khabar):

Then he (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) informed that indeed at the end of time al-Khayr (goodness) and its means will decrease and evil and its means will increase. And indeed at that time one who holds firmly onto his religion from amongst the people will be of the fewest of the few. And this state of being in a minority in times of adversity and major hardships is just like the state of the one holding onto hot coals because of the strength of the opposers and the great number of misleading trials and tribulations; the Fitan (trials and tribulations) of doubts, suspicions and al-ilhaad (atheism and deviation), and the Fitan (trials and tribulations) of desires, turning the people away towards the worldly life and engrossing themselves with it outwardly and inwardly, furthermore, the weakness in Imaan (faith) and the severity of loneliness because of the minority and small number of helpers and supporters.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Masjid extension pictures 28th January 2013

AssalamuAlaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

The following are the latest pictures we have of the masjid extension. We have started the sisters side first so that when the main wall comes down, there is a place for the sisters to go for the lessons. There were unexpected changes so this halted work for a week:

Monday, January 21, 2013

Masjid As-Sunnah, Salafibookstore and the SNOW!

Alhamdulillah for blessing us with the different them is a sign for the people who understand....

Sunday, January 20, 2013


After months of planning, a major extension to Masjid as-Sunnah, Bradford has started. A new (double the current size) prayer hall for the men, a new section for the women, new wudhu facilities and more. May Allah reward the brothers who have self-funded a large portion of this extension project. Pictures and details to follow soon Insha'Allah...



Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Connection between the categories of Tawheed

What follows are excerpts from the recommended book, Explanation of the Hadith of Jibril About the Teachings of Islam by Shaykh ‘Abdul-Muhsin al-’Abbad, Sunnah Publishing:

“…And the testimony that none has the right to be worshipped besides Allah means that there is none worthy of worship in truth besides Allah. And the kalimatul-ikhlas (statement of sincerity of worship) comprises two pillars: a general negation in its beginning and a specific affirmation at its end. So in the beginning of it, there is a negation of worshipping anything other than Allah. And at the end of it there is an affirmation for the worship of Allah alone without any associate. And the predicate ‘la’ (no) negates everything in the category whose implication is ‘haqq’ (truth) and it is not correct to negate everything that is in existence (mawjud), because there are false gods in existence and they are many. It is only a negation of true uluhiyyah (divinity) because it has negated everything besides Allah and it has affirmed worship for Allah alone.”

“…And Tawhidul-Uloohiyah (oneness of Allah’s worship) is the Tawhid (oneness) of Allah in the deeds of the servants, such as ad-du’a (supplication), al-khawf (reverential fear), ar-raja‘ (hope), at-tawakkul (reliance), al-isti’anah (seeking assistance), al-isti’adhah (seeking refuge), al-istighathah (seeking deliverance), adh-dhabh (sacrifice), an-nadhr (vows) and other than these from the various types of worship in which it is obligatory to single out Allah. So these acts of worship cannot be directed towards anything other than him, neither an Angel brought close, nor a prophet sent as a messenger, let alone anything besides these two examples.”

“…And the connection between these three categories of Tawhid is such that it must be said: Tawhidur-Rububiyah and Tawhidul-Asma’ was-Sifat are pre-requisites for Tawhidul-Uluhiyyah. And Tawhidul-Uluhiyyah is inclusive of the other two categories. And the meaning is that the one who affirms al-Uluhiyyah, then he must have already affirmed Tawhidur-Rububiyyah and Tawhidul-Asma’ was-Sifat, because whosoever affirms that Allah alone is al-ma’bud (the object of worship) such that he singles Him out with worship and does not associate anything else along with Him, then such a person cannot deny that Allah is the Creator and the Sustainer, the One who grants life and death and that Allah has beautiful Names and lofty Attributes.

As for the one who affirms Tawhidur-Rububiyyah and Tawhidul-Asma’ was-Sifat, then it is binding that he affirm Tawhidul-Uluhiyyah. Indeed, the disbelievers amongst whom the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was sent affirmed Tawhidur-Rububiyyah. However, this affirmation was not enough to enter them into Islam. Rather, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) fought them until they worshipped Allah alone without any associates. Due to this, there are many instances in the Qur’an showing that the Tawhidul-Rububiyyah which the disbelievers affirmed compels them to affirm al-Uluhiyyah.”

Source : IslamTees

Sunday, January 6, 2013

To Drink Whilst standing–Shaikh Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaami

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

What I know from the people of knowledge are two views;
Some of the scholars say that the prohibition of drinking whilst standing is a Nahyun Tanzee (i.e. a prohibition indicating that the action is disliked but not impermissible).  Therefore, the prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) standing whilst drinking is an indication of the permissibility of the act.  Some other scholars say that the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) standing whilst drinking was specified to drinking Zamzam water.
However, the principle utilised by Imaam Shawkaanee with regards to the likes of these narrations is that a statement made by the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) is applicable to the Ummah (i.e. they are to abide by what it indicates of commands, prohibitions etc.) and the Prophet’s action in (this instance) is specified to him (i.e. it is only allowed for him); because his statement (i.e. that one should not stand whilst drinking) is in opposition to his action (i.e. he stood drinking). This is what is available to me from the speech of the scholars and Allaah knows best. [Paraphrased: Source: Asbaab Al-Ijaabah, cassette 2]

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