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Generosity and Kindness must be based on faith

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Ibn Katheer (rahimahullaah) said:

وقد ذكرنا ترجمة حاتم طيء أيام الجاهلية عند ذكرنا من مات من أعيان المشهورين فيها وما كان يسديه حاتم إلى الناس من المكارم والإحسان ، إلا أن نفع ذلك في الآخرة أي : ( مشروط ) بالإيمان ، وهو ممن لم يقل يوماً من الدهر رب اغفر لي خطيئتي يوم الدين .

We have mentioned the biography of Haatim Tay’ in the days of the Jaahiliyyah when we mentioned those who died of the famous people of that era, and we referred to his generosity and kindness to people. But generosity and kindness must be based on faith if they are to benefit a person in the Hereafter, but he never said one day, “O Lord, forgive me my sins on the Day of Judgement.”

[Source: al-Bidaayah wa’l-Nihaayah, 5/67]

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30/11/2012 at 8:39 PM

You will be Shaded by your Charity

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The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us that every man will be shaded by his charity on the Day of Resurrection, the day on which the sun will be brought close to people’s heads until Allaah passes judgement between them.

[Source: Narrated by Ahmad, 16882; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 4510]

So hasten to give charity and strive to make your charity ongoing, so that you may benefit from it after death.

We ask Allaah to help us to do that which He loves and which pleases Him.

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30/10/2012 at 10:18 PM

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Allah is more kind to His servants than a woman is to her child

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‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (radhiAllaahu ‘anhu) reported that there were brought some prisoners to Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) amongst whom there was also a woman, who was searching (for someone) and when she found a child amongst the prisoners, she took hold of it, pressed it against her chest and provided it suck.

Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: Do you think this woman would ever afford to throw her child in the Fire? We said: By Allah, so far as it lies in her power, she would never throw the child in Fire. ‘

Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

{{ لَلَّهُ أَرْحَمُ بِعِبَادِهِ مِنْ هَذِهِ بِوَلَدِهَا }}

Allah is more kind to His servants than this woman is to her child.

[Source: Saheeh Muslim (no. 2754)]

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09/10/2012 at 1:24 AM

Moderation in Sunnah is better than Striving in Bid’ah

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The practice of the salaf with regard to matters of Sunnah and bid’ah was always to err on the side of caution and to adhere to the narrated Sunnah for fear of falling into bid’ah (innovations in the religion).

Ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) said:

{{ اقْتِصَادٌ فِي سَنَةٍ خَيْرٌ مِنِ اجْتِهَادٍ فِي بِدْعَةٍ }}

“Moderation in applying Sunnah is better than striving hard in following bid’ah.”

[Source: Recorded by at-Tabaraani in al-Mu’jam al-Kabeer (10/208), al-Laalikaee in Sharh al-‘Usool al-‘Itiqaad (no. 115) and also by way of Abu ad-Darda in (no. 116), ad-Daarimee 1/72, al-Bayhaqi recorded it in Sunan al-Kubra 3/19,

Shaykh al-Albani (rahimahullaah) said that this Athar (narration/report) is Saheeh (Authentic). Recorded in Salaat at-Taraweeh, page 6]

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21/09/2012 at 4:30 PM

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Claimed to have done just for the sake of You, but my heart meant something else to You

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Sufyan Ibn ‘Uyaynah said, “Mutriq bin ‘Abdullaah used to supplicate to Allaah saying,

«اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ مِمَّا تُبْتُ إِلَيْكَ مِنْهُ، ثُمَّ عُدْتُ فِيهِ، وَأَسْتَغْفِرُكَ مِمَّا جَعَلْتُهُ لَكَ عَلَى نَفْسِي، ثُمَّ لَمْ أَفِ لَكَ بِهِ، وَأَسْتَغْفِرُكَ مِمَّا زَعَمْتُ أَنِّي أَرَدْتُ بِهِ وَجْهَكَ، فَخَالَطَ قَلْبِي مِنْهُ مَا قَدْ عَلِمْتَ»

“O Allaah! I seek Your forgiveness for the sins I do after I have given them up; and seek Your forgiveness for the commitments I promised to You, but could not fulfill; and seek Your forgiveness from whatever deed I claimed to have done just for the sake of You, but my heart meant something else to You.””

[Source: Mentioned by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali (rahimahullaah) in his book “Jaami’ al-‘Uloom wal-Hikam” 1/84 checking done by Shaykh Shuaib al-‘Arnaoot. Abu Na’eem also recorded it in “Hilyatul-Awliyaa” (2/207)]

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13/09/2012 at 12:55 PM

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Giving Offensive Labels – The legacy of the enemies of the Messenger of Allaah

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Mulla ‘Ali Qaari (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in his Explanation of Mishkat al-Masaabih:

وَهَذَا الْكَلَامُ مِنْ شَيْخِ الْإِسْلَامِ يُبَيِّنُ مَرْتَبَتَهُ مِنَ السُّنَّةِ، وَمِقْدَارَهُ فِي الْعِلْمِ، وَأَنَّهُ بَرِيءٌ مِمَّا رَمَاهُ أَعْدَاؤُهُ الْجَهْمِيَّةُ مِنَ التَّشْبِيهِ وَالتَّمْثِيلِ عَلَى عَادَاتِهِمْ فِي رَمْيِ أَهْلِ الْحَدِيثِ وَالسُّنَّةِ بِذَلِكَ، كَرَمْيِ الرَّافِضَةِ لَهُمْ بِأَنَّهُمْ نَوَاصِبُ، وَالنَّوَاصِبِ بِأَنَّهُمْ رَوَافِضُ، وَالْمُعْتَزِلَةِ بِأَنَّهُمْ نَوَائِبُ حَشْوِيَّةٌ،

وَذَلِكَ مِيرَاثٌ مِنْ أَعْدَاءِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ – صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – فِي رَمْيِهِ وَرَمْيِ أَصْحَابِهِ، بِأَنَّهُمْ صُرَاةٌ قَدِ ابْتَدَعُوا دِينًا مُحْدَثًا، وَهَذَا مِيرَاثٌ لِأَهْلِ الْحَدِيثِ وَالْمَيْمَنَةِ مِنْ نَبِيِّهِمْ بِتَلْقِيبِ أَهْلِ الْبَاطِلِ لَهُمْ بِالْأَلْقَابِ الْمَذْمُومَةِ،

“These words of Shaykh al-Islam highlight his position as a prominent scholar of Ahl al-Sunnah, and his status among scholars, and it demonstrates that he is innocent of what his Jahami enemies accused him of, that he likened Allaah to His creation, as they usually accused the scholars of hadeeth and Sunnah, just as the Raafidis accuse them of being Naasibis, and the Naasibis accuse them of being Raafidis, and the Mu’tazilah accuse them of being anthropomorphists.

That is a legacy of the enemies of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) who accused him and his companions of having invented a new religion. And this is a legacy of the scholars of hadeeth and Sunnah from their Prophet, that the people of falsehood give them offensive labels.

وَقَدَّسَ اللَّهُ رُوحَ الشَّافِعِيِّ حَيْثُ يَقُولُ، وَقَدْ نُسِبَ إِلَيْهِ الرَّفْضُ:

إِنْ كَانَ رَفْضًا حُبُّ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ فَلْيَشْهَدِ الثَّقَلَانِ أَنِّي رَافِضِيٌّ

May Allaah sanctify the soul of al-Shaafa’i, who said when he was accused of being a Raafidi:

If being a Raafidi means loving the family of Muhammad, then let the two races (of mankind and jinn) bear witness that I am a Raafidi.

وَرَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْ شَيْخِنَا أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ تَيْمِيَةَ حَيْثُ يَقُولُ:

إِنْ كَانَ نَصْبًا حُبُّ صَحْبِ مُحَمَّدٍ فَلْيَشْهَدِ الثِّقْلَانِ أَنِّي نَاصِبِيُّ

May Allaah be pleased with our Shaykh Abu’l-‘Abbaas ibn Taymiyah when he said:

If being a Naasibi means loving the family of Muhammad, then let the two races (of mankind and jinn) bear witness that I am a Naasibi.

وَعَفَا اللَّهُ عَنِ الثَّالِثِ حَيْثُ يَقُولُ:

فَإِنْ كَانَ تَجْسِيمًا ثُبُوتُ صِفَاتِهِ وَتَنْزِيهُهَا عَنْ كُلِّ تَأْوِيلٍ مُفْتَرٍ

فَإِنِّي بِحَمْدِ اللَّهِ رَبِّي مُجَسِّمٌ هَلُمُّوا شُهُودًا وَامْلَئُوا كُلَّ مَحْضَرِ

May Allaah forgive the third – Ibn al-Qayyim – when he said:

If being an anthropomorphist means affirming the divine attributes and regarding them as being above the interpretation of a liar,

Then praise be to Allaah, I am an anthropomorphist; bring your witnesses.

[Source: Mirqaah al-Mafaateeh Sharh Mishkat al-Masaabih by al-Mulla ‘Ali Qaari, Volume 7 page 2778.]

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08/09/2012 at 10:10 PM

Raising hand and making du’a after Fardh Salah

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Du’aa’ is an act of worship. Acts of worship are Tawqifiyyah (bound by a religious text and not amenable to personal opinion) i.e. every act of worship should only be done on the basis of evidence (daleel). Therefore, it is not permissible to say that an act of worship is prescribed – with regard to its principle, number, form, or place except with proper Shar`i (Islamically lawful) evidence.

The basic principle is that it is mustahabb to raise the hands for every du’aa’, EXCEPT at the times when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said du’aa’ but did not raise his hands, such as the du’aa’ during the Jumu’ah khutbah when it is not a prayer for rain (istisqa’), du’aa’ during tawaaf and saa’i, and du’aa’ following prayer (i.e. Fardh Salah), whether what is meant by du’aa’ following prayer is du’aa’ before the salaam or after it.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not raise his hands at these times.
So we follow the example of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), for his is the best of guidance.

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’ was asked:

س1: هل الدعاء بعد صلاة الفرض سنة وهل الدعاء مقرون برفع اليدين وهل ترفع مع الإمام أفضل أم لا؟

Is du’aa’ after fardh (obligatory) prayer Sunnah? Should the du’aa’ be accompanied by raising of the hands? Is it better to raise the hands with the imam or not?

They replied:

ج1: ليس الدعاء بعد الفرائض بسنة إذا كان ذلك برفع الأيدي سواء كان من الإمام وحده أو المأموم وحده أو منهما جميعا، بل ذلك بدعة؛ لأنه لم ينقل عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ولا عن أصحابه رضي الله عنهم، أما الدعاء بدون ذلك فلا بأس به لورود بعض الأحاديث في ذلك.

وبالله التوفيق وصلى الله على نبينا محمد وآله وصحبه وسلم.

اللجنة الدائمة للبحوث العلمية والإفتاء

Making du’aa’ after the obligatory prayers is not Sunnah if it is done by raising the hands, whether that is done by the imam alone or a member of the congregation alone, or it is done by them both together.

Rather that is bid’ah, because it was not narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or any of his companions (may Allaah be pleased with them) did that.

With regard to making du’aa’ without doing that (raising the hands etc.), there is nothing wrong with it, because there are some ahaadeeth concerning that. 

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

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

Member – ‘Abdullah ibn Qa`ud and ‘Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan

Chairman – `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

Source: Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 7/103, first question from Fatawa number 3901

So, we can make du’a individually after Fardh salah but without raising the hands.

Du’a in Unison/Congregation after Prayer.

With regards to making du’a in unison i.e. in groups after the Fardh prayers.

The Committee also stated that:

الدعاء جهرا عقب الصلوات الخمس والسنن والرواتب أو الدعاء بعدها على الهيئة الاجتماعية على سبيل الدوام بدعة منكرة ؛ لأنه لم يثبت عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم شيء من ذلك ولا عن أصحابه رضي الله عنهم ، ومن دعا عقب الفرائض أو سننها الراتبة على الهيئة الاجتماعية فهو مخالف في ذلك لأهل السنة والجماعة ، ورميه من خالفه ولم يفعل كما فعل بأنه كافر أو ليس من أهل السنة والجماعة جهل منه وضلال وقلب للحقائ

Saying du’aa’ out loud after the five daily prayers or regular Sunnah prayers, or reciting du’aa’ in unison as a regular practice is a reprehensible innovation (bid’ah), because it was not proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or his companions (may Allaah be pleased with them) did anything like that. Whoever makes du’aa’ after the obligatory or regular Sunnah prayers in unison is going against the way of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah, and for those people to accuse those who disagree with them of being kaafirs and not belonging to Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah, is misguidance, ignorance and a distortion of the facts.

Source: Fataawa Islamiyyah, 1/319

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10/08/2012 at 5:43 PM

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