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13
Dec
2018

The Ruling of Inviting others to the Way of Allaah (the Most High)

posted by Seifeddine-M on 13th December 2018 - 0 comments
Question: Is the responsibility of calling others to the way of Allaah an obligation upon every male and female Muslim? Or is it one that is limited to scholars and students of knowledge only? And is it permissible for the commoner to invite others to the Way of Allaah?  Answer: Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen رحمه الله replied,  "When a person has knowledge and insight into that which he is calling to, then there is no difference between the one who has a great amount of knowledge, or a student of knowledge who has recently started in pursuit of knowledge or a lay person – as long as he has certain knowledge of the issue at hand.  The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: [color=#9900ff]'Convey from me, even if it is one verse.'[/color]   So it is not a condition upon the daa'ee (the one calling) to attain a great amount of knowledge, but the condition is that one must have knowledge of what one is calling to. If this calling is established upon ignorance and built upon emotion and passion, then it is not permissible. 
15
May
2018

The Ruling Concerning One who Does Not Fast Ramadaan Without a Valid Excuse

posted by Seifeddine-M on 15th May 2018 - 0 comments
If a person denies the obligation of the fast, he becomes a disbeliever. Its obligatory status is confirmed in the Qur'aan and numerous ahaadeeth of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم.  As for the one who believes in the fast but does not fast, there is a hadeeth which states,  عرى الإسلام وقواعد الدين ثلاثة عليهن أسس الإسلام من ترك واحدة منهن فهو بها كافر حلال الدم : شهادة أن لا إله إلا الله والصلاة المكتوبة وصوم رمضان  [color=#351c75]"The bare essence of Islaam and the basics, upon which Islaam has been established, are three. Whoever leaves one of them becomes an unbeliever and his blood may legally be spilled. [These acts are:] Testifying that there is no God except Allaah, the obligatory prayers and the fast of Ramadhaan." [/color] This hadeeth was recorded by Abu Ya'la and ad-Dailami. Some scholars have called it hasan. However, the correct view seems to be that of Shaykh al-Albaani رحمه الله, that the hadeeth is weak. But, most likely, it seems that it is a statement of the Companion ibn 'Abbaas رضي الله عنهما and not that of the Prophet (peace be upon him).  
9
Oct
2015

Can Knowledge Be Obtained From Books Alone?

posted by Seifeddine-M on 9th October 2015 - 0 comments

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan حفظه الله said, 

"Knowledge is not achieved merely through extensive reading or by accumulating books. It is gained by studying with the people of knowledge, such that it is acquired from the scholars. Knowledge is achieved, thus, by the scholars passing it on and is not just by collecting books as some people think today. 

Some people today collect books, reading from the books of hadeeth, jarh and ta'deel, tafseer and the likes thereof. They claim that, with that, they have gained knowledge. However, this type of knowledge is not built upon a foundation, nor is it built upon principles, because it is not gained from the people of knowledge. It is a must, therefore, to sit in the circles of remembrance, with the teachers and scholars. 

It is a must that one is patient upon seeking knowledge. And whoever does not taste the humility of learning for an hour is trialed with ignorance all his life." [1]

 

16
Dec
2014

Not Reading the Qur'an

posted by Seifeddine-M on 16th December 2014 - 0 comments

There are many Muslims who believe in and apply the Qur'aan, however, they do not regularly sit and read it. They may have enough of it memorised to perform their prayers, but beyond that they do not have much knowledge of the Qur'aan. This lackadaisical approach to reading the Qur'aan is, sadly, not that uncommon. The Standing Committee of Scholarly Research and Religious Rulings in Saudi Arabia received the following question and others similar to it: "What is the ruling concerning reading the Qur'aan, is it obligatory or recommended, as we have asked about its ruling and some have said that it is not obligatory. [In other words] if a person reads it, there is no harm and if he does not read it, there is no [sin] upon him. If that were the case, then many would leave it. So what is the ruling concerning avoiding it and what is the ruling concerning reading it?" The response of the committee made of Shaykh 'Abdul 'Azeez Ibn Baaz رحمه الله, Shaykh 'Abdur Razzaaq al-'Afeefi رحمه الله, Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Ghudayaan رحمه الله and Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Qa'ood رحمه الله was,

19
Sep
2012

The Judgement On The One Who Curses The Prophets In General And The Angels

posted by Seifeddine-M on 19th September 2012 - 0 comments
[colour=blue][b]The Judgement On The One Who Curses The Prophets In General And The Angels عليهم الصلاة والسلام[/b][/center] Qadi Iyad رحمه الله states: The judgement on anyone who curses the Prophets عليهم الصلاة والسلام of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى in general and His angels, mocks them, calls them liars regarding what they have brought, or rejects them and denies them, is the same as the judgement about cursing our Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, which we have already mentioned. Allaah سبحانه و تعالى says, "Verily, those who disbelieve in Allah and His Messengers and wish to make distinction between Allah and His Messengers saying, "We believe in some but reject others," and wish to adopt a way in between. They are in truth disbelievers. And We have prepared for the disbelievers a humiliating torment." (4:150-151) and "Say (O Muslims), "We believe in Allah and that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent down to Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma'il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), Ya'qub (Jacob), and to Al-Asbat [the twelve sons of Ya'qub (Jacob)], and that which has been given to Musa (Moses) and 'Iesa (Jesus), and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have submitted (in Islam)." (2:136) and
17
Sep
2012

Ruling On One Who Insults The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)

posted by Seifeddine-M on 17th September 2012 - 1 comment
[color=blue][b]Ruling On One Who Insults The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم[/b][/center] Praise be to Allaah. The answer to this question may be given by addressing the two following issues: 1 – The ruling on one who insults the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) The scholars are unanimously agreed that a Muslim who insults the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) becomes a kaafir and an apostate who is to be executed. This consensus was narrated by more than one of the scholars, such as Imaam Ishaaq ibn Raahawayh, Ibn al-Mundhir, al-Qaadi ‘Iyaad, al-Khattaabi and others. Al-Saarim al-Maslool, 2/13-16
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