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21
Dec
2018

Commit to Fearing Allaah, the Most High

posted by Seifeddine-M on 21st December 2018 - 0 comments
Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd رحمه الله said,  "Beautify yourself by filling your outer and inner-self with the fear of Allaah, the Most High, by observing the apparent characteristics of Islaam, and manifesting the Sunnah and spreading it by implementing it and calling towards it, leading to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى with your knowledge, manners and actions, and adorning yourself with masculinity, lenience, and pious conduct.  The basis of all [the previous characteristics] is the fear of Allaah, the Most High, and for this Imaam Ahmad رحمه الله said: 'The foundation of knowledge is the fear of Allaah, the Most High.' So adhere to fearing Allaah سبحانه و تعالى openly and in secret, for the best of all people are those who are fearful of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى, and no one [truly] fears Him except a knowledgeable person, therefore the best of all people is the scholar. Let it not slip your mind that the scholar cannot be considered a scholar unless he acts [upon his knowledge], and no scholar implements his knowledge unless it earns him the fear of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى.  Al-Khateeb رحمه الله narrated through a chain of narrators which has a subtle point due to it being narrated through nine forefathers, that Abul-Faraj ’Abdul-Wahhaab ibn ’ Abdil ’Azeez ibn al-Haarith ibn Asad ibn al-Layth ibn Sulayman ibn al-Aswad ibn Sufyaan ibn Zayd ibn Ukaynah ibn ’Abdillaah at-Tameemee رحمهم الله, who narrated from his memory that, his father narrated, that his father narrated, that his father narrated, that his father narrated, that his father narrated, that his father narrated, that his father narrated, that his father narrated, that his father narrated who said: I heard ’Alee ibn Abee Taalib رضي الله عنه say: 'Knowledge calls for action, so either the call is answered or [knowledge] will take off,' [1] and it was also narrated that Sufyaan ath-Thawree رحمه الله said something [similar] to this in meaning." [2]  [color=#38761d][u]Notes: 
20
Dec
2018

The Meaning of Salaah in the Language and In the Terminology of the Sharee'ah

posted by Seifeddine-M on 20th December 2018 - 0 comments
[color=#0000ff][center]The Meaning of "[i]Salaah" in the Language[/center][/color][/b] Shaykh Saalih Ibn Ghaanim as-Sadlaan رحمه الله said,  "Salaah (صلاة) is the singular for the obligatory Salawaat. It is a noun that is placed in the position of the infinitive. One says: 'I prayed a salaah,' he does not say, 'I prayed tasliyyah.' Salaah from Allaah سبحانه و تعالى means His Mercy and from the servant it means supplication and seeking forgiveness. [2]  [b][center][color=#0000ff]The Meaning of [i]Salaah in the Terminology of the Sharee'ah [/color][/center][/b]It refers to an action consisting of specific pillars and known adhkaar (specific words) that have to meet specific conditions and is performed at set times. Or, it refers to a set of sayings and actions that are commenced by the opening takbeer and completed with the tasleem along with the presence of the intention.   [b][center][color=#0000ff]The Meaning of [i]al-Jamaa'ah in the Language[/color][/center][/b]
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. 
12
Dec
2018

Knowledge is Worship

posted by Seifeddine-M on 12th December 2018 - 0 comments
[colour=blue][b]Knowledge is Worship[1][/b][/center] Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd رحمه الله said,  "The principle of all principles mentioned in this book, as well as the principle of every required action is in your understanding that knowledge is worship. Some scholars said, 'Knowledge is a secretive prayer and the worship of the heart.' Therefore the condition of worship is:  [b]Firstly: Sincerity of intention for Allaah سبحانه و تعالى, due to His saying:   
7
Dec
2018

The Evidence for the Legitimacy and Legal Standing of the Prayer

posted by Seifeddine-M on 7th December 2018 - 0 comments
Shaykh Saalih Ibn Ghaanim as-Sadlaan رحمه الله said,  "It is clear that the obligatory nature of the obligatory prayers is established via the Book, the Sunnah and consensus.  As for the Book, the verses concerning it are many; these include Allaah's saying سبحانه و تعالى,    [color=#ff0000]'And they have been ordered only to worship Allaah sincerely, making the religion for Him and to establish the prayer and give the Zakaah. That is the upright religion.'[/color] (Sooratul-Bayyinah, 98:5) 
23
Oct
2018

Prayer: The Peak of Worship

posted by Seifeddine-M on 23rd October 2018 - 0 comments
Shaykh Saalih Ibn Ghaanim as-Sadlaan رحمه الله said,  "All praise is due to Allaah. Peace and blessings be upon the most noble of the Prophets and Messenger, our Prophet Muhammad, and upon his family and all of his Companions.  The intelligent person is left with no doubt that the actions of worship performed in the religion have the same position as the foundations of a building; indeed, they are of the same position as that of the soul flowing through the limbs.  The concern of the Legislator with the actions of worship reached such a level that He joined them with the foundations of belief, to the point that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, as Imaam Muslim رحمه الله and others recorded,  إِنَّ بَيْنَ الرَّجُلِ وَبَيْنَ الشِّرْكِ وَالْكُفْرِ تَرْكَ الصَّلاةِ 
22
Jun
2018

Du'aa' in the Last Third of the Night

posted by Seifeddine-M on 22nd June 2018 - 0 comments
Of the great mercy of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى is that he has favoured certain times over others. Thus, He has distinguished these timings so that the worshipper can eagerly anticipate their arrival, and thus pray earnestly and sincerely. Had all timings been the same, the worshipper would not have had the enthusiasm and fervor that exists during more blessed times. Therefore is it important that the one who desires that his du'aa' be answered utilise these times, and ensure that his du'aa' be more frequent and sincere during them. One of these special times is during the last third of the night.  The night extends from sunset to dawn, and can be divided into three parts. If, for instance, sunset is at 6:00 p.m., and dawn at 4:00 a.m., the night is then 10½ hours long, and each one third is 3½ hours long. The last one third would then extend from 1:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. During this time, when most of creation is in a deep sleep, the true worshipper is awake, earnestly praying to his Creator سبحانه و تعالى, reflecting upon Allaah's creation, the heavens and the earth. In fact, Allaah سبحانه و تعالى describes the true believers as those who: [color=#ff0000]"And in the hours of dawn, they seek forgiveness from their Lord." (Sooratudh-Dhaariyaat, 51:18)
11
Jun
2018

Some Recommended Acts on the Days of 'Eid

posted by Seifeddine-M on 11th June 2018 - 0 comments
1) Performing the complete bathing (ghusl)  عن علي رضي الله عنه أنه سئل عن الغسل فقال: يوم الجمعه، ويوم العرفة، ويوم الفطر، ويوم الأضحى  'Ali رضي الله عنه was asked about the complete bathing and he replied, "(It is for) Friday (Jumu'ah), the Day of 'Arafah, the Day of Breaking the Fast ('Eid al-Fitr) and the Day of the Sacrifice ('Eid al-Ad-haa)."   [b]2) Wearing one's best clothing  Ibn 'Abbaas رضي الله عنهما said, 
7
Jun
2018

Du'aa' on Laylatul-Qadr (The Night of Decree)

posted by Seifeddine-M on 7th June 2018 - 0 comments
During this blessed night, when the angels descend down to earth with the angel Jibreel عليه السلام, and when the earth is overwhelmed with peace and serenity until the break of dawn, and when the doors of Paradise are opened, the worshipper is encouraged to turn to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى, and to ask of his needs for this world and the Hereafter.  As Allaah سبحانه و تعالى says,           
25
May
2018

Du'aa' During Ramadaan

posted by Seifeddine-M on 25th May 2018 - 0 comments
The month of Ramadaan is a blessed month, during which the Qur'aan was revealed, and the process of inspiration started upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. Therefore, the du'a of Ramadaan is a blessed du'aa', and this can be inferred from the Prophet's hadeeth صلى الله عليه وسلم:  إِذَا دَخَلَ رَمَضَانُ فُتِّحَتْ أَبْوَابُ الجَنَّةِ ، وَغُلِّقَتْ أَبْوَابُ جَهَنَّمَ ، وَسُلْسِلَتِ الشَّيَاطِينُ  [color=#351c75]"When Ramadaan comes, the Doors of Paradise are opened, and the Doors of Hell are closed, and the Shayaateen are chained up."[/color]   So it can be inferred from this hadeeth that du'aa' during Ramadaan has a greater chance of being accepted, as the Gates of Paradise and Mercy are opened. [2]  [color=#6aa84f][u]Notes: 
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