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  1. Which Question And Answer Website Do You Use?

    :sl: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetIslam-qa(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetIslam-qa(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/[/url] (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetsunnipath(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetsunnipath(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/[/url] (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetaskimam(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetaskimam(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/[/url] I'm just curious as to which out of those three websites people prefer, if you use something other than the three, feel free to share.
  2. Is It Obligatory To Follow A Particular Madhhab?

    Is it obligatory to follow a particular madhhab? [using large font size is not allowed] Question: Is it mandatory for a muslim to follow a specific madhab (maliki, hanafi, hanbali,etc)? If it is so, what madhab is the best? Is it true that Abou Hanifa's madhab is the most followed in the muslim world?. Answer: Praise be to Allaah. It is not obligatory for a Muslim to follow any particular madhhab among these four. People vary in their level of understanding and ability to derive rulings from the evidence. There are some for whom it is permissible to follow (taqleed), and indeed it may be obligatory in their case. There are others who can only follow the shar’i evidence. In Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah this question was answered in a detailed manner, which is worth quoting here in full. Question: What is the ruling on following one of the four madhhabs in all cases and situations? The Committee replied: Praise be to Allaah, and blessings and peace be upon His Messenger and his family and companions. Firstly: the four madhhabs are named after the four imams – Imam Abu Haneefah, Imam Maalik, Imam al-Shaafa’i and Imam Ahmad. Secondly: These imams learned fiqh (jurisprudence) from the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and they are mujtahideen in this regard. The mujtahid either gets it right, in which case he will have two rewards, the reward for his ijtihaad and the reward for getting it right, or he will get it wrong, in which case he will be rewarded for his ijtihaad and will be forgiven for his mistake. Thirdly: the one who is able to derive rulings from the Qur’aan and Sunnah should take from them like those who came before him; it is not right for him to follow blindly (taqleed) when he is believes that the truth lies elsewhere. Rather he should follow that which he believes is the truth. It is permissible for him to follow in matters in which he is unable to come to a conclusion based on the Qur’aan and Sunnah and he needs guidelines concerning a particular issue. Fourthly: Whoever does not have the ability to derive rulings himself is permitted to follow one whom he feels comfortable following. If he is not comfortable following him then he should ask until he finds someone with whom he is comfortable. Fifthly: From the above it is clear that we should not follow their opinions in all situations and at all times, because they may make mistakes, but we may follow their views that are sound and are based on the evidence. Fataawa al-Lajnah, 5/28 It says in Fataawa al-Lajnah, no. 3323: Whoever is qualified to derive rulings from the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and has strong knowledge in that regard, even if that is with the help of the legacy of fiqh that we have inherited from earlier scholars of Islam, has the right to do that, so he can act upon it himself and explain it in disputes and issue fatwas to those who consult him. Whoever is not qualified to do that has to ask trustworthy people who so that he may learn the rulings from their books and act upon that, without limiting his asking or his reading to one of the scholars of the four madhhabs. Rather people refer to the four imams because they are so well known and their books are well written and widely available. Whoever says that it is obligatory for the learned people to follow the scholars blindly in all cases is making a mistake and being inflexible, and is thinking that these learned people are inadequate, and he is restricting something that is broad in scope. Whoever says that we should limit following to the four madhhabs is also mistaken, because he is restricting something that is broad in scope with no evidence for doing so. With regard to the common (i.e., uneducated) man there is no difference between the four imams and others such as al-Layth ibn Sa’d, al-Awzaa’i and other fuqaha’. Fataawa al-Lajnah, 5/41 It says in Fatwa no. 1591: None of them called people to follow his madhhab, or was partisan in following it, or obliged anyone else to act in accordance with it or with a specific madhhab. Rather they used to call people to follow the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and they would comment on the texts of Islam, and explain its basic principles and discuss minor issues according to general guidelines, and issue fatwas concerning what people asked about, without obliging any of their students or anyone else to follow their views. Rather they criticized those who did that and said that their opinions should be cast aside if they went against a saheeh hadeeth. One of them said: “If the hadeeth is saheeh then that is my madhhab.†May Allaah have mercy on them all. It is not obligatory for anyone to follow a particular madhhab, rather we should strive to learn the truth if possible, or to seek the help of Allaah in doing so, then to rely on the legacy that the earlier Muslim scholars left behind for those who came after them, thus making it easier for them to understand and apply the texts. Whoever cannot derive rulings from the texts etc for some reason that prevents him from doing so should ask trustworthy scholars for whatever rulings of sharee’ah he needs, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “So ask the people of the Reminder [scriptures — the Tawraat (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel)] if you do not know†[al-Anbiya’ 21:7] So he has to strive to ask one whom he trusts among those who are well known for their knowledge, virtue, piety and righteousness. Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 5/56 The madhhab of Abu Haneefah (may Allaah have mercy on him) is the most widespread madhhab among the Muslims, and perhaps one of the reasons for that is that the Ottoman caliphs followed this madhhab and they ruled the Muslim lands for more than six centuries. That does not mean that the madhhab of Abu Haneefah is the most sound madhhab or that every ijtihaad in it is correct, rather like other madhhabs it contains some things that are correct and some that are incorrect. What the believer must do is to follow the truth and what is correct, regardless of who says it. And Allaah knows best. Source - IslamQA
  3. Which Of The Four Madhhabs Is Most Correct?

    Which of the four Madhhabs is most correct?[using large font size is not allowed] Answer: Praise be to Allaah. Allaah has made our worship based on His Book and the Sunnah of His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The right way is to understand the texts of sharee’ah as they were understood by the Companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and their followers among the scholars who are qualified and prominent mujtahids. This includes the imaams whose sincerity, fairness and leadership in religion, knowledge, virtue, goodness and righteousness is a matter of record. The four imaams and founders of the schools of Islamic fiqh (Imaam Abu Haneefah, Imaam Maalik, Imaam al-Shaafa’i and Imaam Ahmad) – may Allaah have mercy on them all – all followed the texts of the Sharee’ah and their efforts were all focused on teaching and spreading sound Islamic knowledge. All of them were on the right path, and all were devoted followers of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). If mistakes happened, then the Sahaabah made mistakes too. The things to be followed in Sharee’ah are those for which evidence (daleel) is established. In some cases, some scholars may not have known of daleel whilst others did, but this does not mean that their knowledge and ability is to be discredited. All of them were seeking to find and propagate the truth. If a person wants to follow one of the Imaams and adopt his madhhab, then he should follow him in matters for which there is clear, sound daleel, for this is what is required in Islam, but he should not develop partisan or sectarian feelings towards anybody. It is not permissible for the Muslim to believe that he has to follow anybody in all that he says except the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The person who is suitably qualified can examine what the scholars said and see what is supported by sound daleel. The “rank and file†Muslim who does not know how to examine the evidence and weigh it up should follow a scholar whose religious commitment and knowledge he trusts, and act according to his fatwas. And Allaah knows best. Islam Q&A Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
  4. Those Who Follow Madhhabs And Refuse To Learn

    Those who follow madhhabs and refuse to learn[using large font size is not allowed] Question: What should we say to those people who continuously follow Mazhab and who say that :"we are too weak to follow Daleels, only scholars can follow Daleels as they know them very well"... What should be our response to these people who are learning the DEEN but through Mazhab glasses... Answer: Praise be to Allaah. The regular Muslim who cannot access the proofs (daleels) or understand them in the way that scholars do is obliged to consult and follow the scholars. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “So ask of those who know the Scripture, if you do not know†[al-Nahl 16:43] But in the case of those who can arrive at the correct view on a matter by examining the evidence, it is not permissible for them to follow, unless they do not have the time to research the matter. In that case, they come under the same ruling as a regular Muslim who does not have enough knowledge. - Shaykh ‘Abd al-Kareem al-Allahyr There is nothing wrong with learning fiqh according to one of the four madhhabs, on condition that one follows the daleel (evidence) if it becomes apparent that the madhhab says something contrary to the daleel on a given matter, because obedience to Allaah and His Messenger comes before obedience to anyone else. It is also essential to have good manners towards other schools of thought and not to develop sectarian attitudes in opposing them. He should make the truth his aim and respect the opinions and efforts (ijtihaad) of the scholars. He should make discussing matters with them in a polite manner his method of reaching the truth, and he should advise people in a polite way if he thinks that they are mistaken. It is wrong for a person who is able to learn to refuse to do so on the grounds that only the scholars are able to understand the daleel. We do not say to one who is unable to engage in ijtihaad that he has to strive to derive rulings from the texts when he does not have the ability to do that and does not understand the principles; otherwise chaos would reign. But we do say that if you have some knowledge and understanding, you should at least know what the proof and daleel of your imaam (whom you are following) is, so that you can see the connection with the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and you can follow with some measure of insight and not be merely a bind follower. And Allaah is the Source of strength and the Guide to the Straight Path. Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid Source - IslamQA
  5. Brief Overview Of The Madhhab Of Imam Abu Haneefah

    Brief overview of the madhhab of Imam Abu Haneefah [using large font size is not allowed] Question: We hope that you could give us a brief overview of Imam Abu Haneefah and his madhhab, because I hear some people criticizing this madhhab because he relies too much on qiyaas (analogy) and ra’y (opinion). Answer: Praise be to Allaah. Imam Abu Haneefah is the great faqeeh and scholar of Iraq, Abu Haneefah al-Nu’maan ibn Thaabit al-Taymi al-Kufi. He was born in the year 80 AH, during the lifetime of some of the younger Sahaabah and saw Anas ibn Maalik when he came to them in Kufa. He narrated from ‘Ata’ ibn Abi Rabaah, who was his greatest Shaykh, and from al-Shu’bi and many others. He was concerned with seeking reports and he traveled for that purpose. With regard to fiqh and examining and analyzing reports, he was the ultimate and people depended on him in that, as Imam al-Dhahabi said: “It would take two volumes to tell the story of his life, may Allaah be pleased with him and have mercy on him.†He was an imam who was eloquent and well spoken. His student Abu Yoosuf described him as follows: “He was the most well-spoken of the people and the most clear in expressing himself. He was pious and very protective with regard to transgression of the sacred limits of Allaah. He was offered worldly gains and a great deal of wealth, but he turned his back on it. He was whipped to force him to accept the position of judge or controller of the bayt al-maal (treasury of the Islamic state) but he refused. Many people narrated reports from him, and he died as a martyr of dropsy in 150 AH at the age of seventy. (Siyar A’laam al-Nubala’, 6/390-403; Usool al-Deen ‘inda al-Imam Abu Haneefah, p. 63). The Hanafi madhhab is one of the four well-known madhhabs, and it was the first of the fiqhi madhhabs. It was said that “The people are dependent on Abu Haneefah with regard to fiqh.†The origin of the Hanafi madhhab and all the other madhhabs is that these four imams – I mean Abu Haneefah, Maalik, al-Shaafa’i and Ahmad – made the effort to understand the evidence of the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and they issued fatwas to people based on the evidence that had reached them. Then the followers of these imams took their fatwas and conveyed them and issued other fatwas based on them, and derived principles from them, and they set out guidelines for understanding the texts and reaching conclusions. Thus the fiqhi madhhab was formed, and the Hanafi, Shaafa’i, Maaliki and Hanbali madhhabs, and other madhhabs such as those of al-Awzaa’i and Sufyaan, but these latter madhhabs were not destined to continue. As you can see, what these schools of fiqh are based on is following the Qur’aan and Sunnah. With regard to the ra’y and qiyaas adopted by Imam Abu Haneefah, what this means is not opinion based on whims and desires, rather it is an opinion based on the evidence, or analogies, or following the general principles of sharee’ah. The salaf used to describe ijtihaad in difficult issues as ra’y (lit. opinion). Many of them used to say when commenting on a verse of the Book of Allaah, “This is my opinion (my ijtihaad) concerning it,†but that does not refer to opinion based on whims and desires, as stated above. Imam Abu Haneefah followed ra’y and qiyaas a great deal in matters other than hudood punishments, expiations and other shar’i issues, and the reason for that is that he had fewer ahaadeeth at his disposal than other imams, because he came before the other imams and was very strict about accepting ahaadeeth, as false reports were so widespread in Iraq at that time and there was a great deal of tribulation. It should be noted that not all the opinions and views of the Hanafi madhhab that is named after Imam Abu Haneefah are the words of Abu Haneefah himself, or can be correctly attributed to him. Many of those views go against what Imam Abu Haneefah himself said, but they were regarded as part of his madhhab because they were worked out according to the guidelines of the madhhab which is derived from the other texts of the imam. Similarly the Hanafi madhhab may adopt the view of a student of the imam such as Abu Yoosuf and Muhammad, and it also includes the ijtihaad of students of the imam, which subsequently became part of the madhhab. This does not apply only to the madhhab of Abu Haneefah, rather the same may be said of all the well-known madhhabs. If it is said: If the four madhhabs are based on the Qur’aan and Sunnah, why do we find differences of opinion between them on matters of fiqh? The answer is: Each imam issued fatwas on the basis of the evidence that reached him. A hadeeth may have reached Imam Maalik on the basis of which he issued fatwas, that did not reach Abu Haneefah, so he issued fatwas stating something different, and vice versa. Similarly a hadeeth may have reached Abu Haneefah with a saheeh isnaad so he issued fatwas on that basis, and the same hadeeth may have reached Imam al-Shaafa’i with a different isnaad that was da’eef (weak), so he did not issue fatwas based on it, or he may have issued a fatwa saying something that went against the hadeeth based on the conclusion he reached. This is why differences arose among the scholars, but ultimately the point of reference is the Qur’aan and Sunnah. In fact, Imam Abu Haneefah and other imams followed the texts of the Qur’aan and Sunnah, even if some of their fatwas were not based on that, the reason being that all four imams stated that if a hadeeth was saheeh, then that was their madhhab, that is what they followed, on what they based their fatwas and from what they derived their evidence. Imam Abu Haneefah said: “If the hadeeth is saheeh then that is my madhhab.†And he said: “It is not permissible for anyone to follow what we say if they do not know where we got it from.†According to another report he said: “It is haraam for the one who does not know my evidence to issue a fatwa based on my words.†And according to another report he added: “We are human, we may say something today and retract it tomorrow.†And he said: “If I say something that goes against the Book of Allaah or the report of the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), then ignore what I say.†Imam Maalik (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “I am only human, sometimes I make mistakes and sometimes I get things right. Look at my opinion and whatever is in accordance with the Qur’aan and Sunnah, take it, and whatever is not in accordance with the Qur’aan and Sunnah, ignore it.†And he said: “There is no one after the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) whose words cannot be taken or left, apart from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).†Imam al-Shaafa’i (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “There is no one who will not be unaware of some of the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Whatever I say or whatever guidelines I establish, if there is a report from the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) which is different to what I said, then what matters is what the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, and that is my opinion.†Imam Ahmad said: “Do not follow me blindly and do not follow Maalik or al-Shaafa’i or al-Awzaa’i or al-Thawri blindly. Learn from where they learned.†And he said: “The opinion of al-Awzaa’i and the opinion of Maalik and the opinion of Abu Haneefah are all mere conjecture and it is all the same to me. Rather evidence is to be found in the reports – i.e., in the shar’i evidence.†This is a brief look at Imam Abu Haneefah (may Allaah have mercy on him) and his madhhab. In conclusion, the Muslim cannot but acknowledge the status and position of these imams, but that should not lead us to give precedence to their views over the Book of Allaah and the saheeh reports from the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), because in principle we should follow the Qur’aan and Sunnah and not the opinions of men; any man’s opinion may be taken or left, except the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him),as Imam Maalik (may Allaah have mercy on him) said. Source - IslamQA
  6. 33 Ways Of Developing Khushoo’ In Salaah

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  7. A Letter A Mujahid Wrote To His Wife.

    Dedicated to my princess, You never complained when you knew we would have nothing. You were contempt on having what little you needed. Where others would have left or moaned you never once let out a sigh. You understood what was written was what we would eat. I never once complained about what was put in front of me as I knew it was your hands that brought it to me. When I had nothing I had you. We smiled as we saw the destruction around us knowing that these people were not true. You never felt sympathy towards the enemy. You put your trust in your Rubb and in turn you followed me. Never did I have to wonder about you as my secrets my honour and my Deen were safe with you. When the enemy barked you never flinched. You were strong and in turn made me strong. We both know what hardships you faced just being with me but not a word did you speak. Like a vanguard for this Ummah you concealed yourself. Where others would rush to please their desires you were the essences of Taqwa. Life was easy with you and it came so naturally. You were the extension of me and I would never need to finish my words as who knew me better then you.... It's the little things that make the person and you would have easily have kept me going for a lifetime. I loved your jealousy. I loved to tease you with the thought of others just so I could know how dear I was to you. The way you would look at me with fire in your eyes showed me that I was the only one for you. You stole my heart and hide it away. You know your place it's by my side. What chance did shaytan have when you would ensure that fajr was the easiest of the salahs. I loved that you would forsake me in an instant to fast a voluntary fast. I loved that the Haq was dearer to you then my life and those of our jewels Watching you makes me laugh as I wonder if my heart will ever want another as I watch you feed my child, as you lift her out of the bath, as you wipe her little nose and the face she pulls. You will never find a diamond in the hands of the poor in the same way our diamond deserves to be carried in your hands. We could have it all my love but who sells Paradise for an hour of passing pleasure? Not us. I chose you Umm ****** the loyalties of my babies are. They will love what we love they will love Allah Most Glorified Most High, they will Love the Prophets and the best of Companions, They will love those who they have never met but will long to meet. They will love those better then us. They will live to honour one statement. Others will fall under the weight of La illiha illiha but not them. Their hearts will beat it, their words testify to it and their hands carry it. Don't think I left you. Don't think that in this world anything is dearer to me then the minute that I walk home knowing what waits for me behind closed doors. I went to find a better place for us. I went to fulfil the best of deals. I saw it written that if you give your life then eternity will be ours. I saw it written somewhere that this was all a test and I have no doubt that one who promises us and whose word is truth must love me very much as he gave me you and you were the hardest thing to give up. They say the mind cannot comprehend what awaits us. They say that sadness will forgotten, they say that the eye has yet to see and the ear has yet to hear the beauties that await us in our new home. They say rivers of honey my love they say rivers of milk they say rivers of wine. They say pearls and Gold thrones , they say musk and cool breezes. Is it not fitting that I go to see this land afar to take you and our children? I fear that the gates of opportunity will close behind me my love. I fear others will hear what I hear and rush there and I will have nothing to offer you. I know you will send our sons to look for their father. Tell them that they will find me in every battle, in every fight where the black flag is flown. Tell them that the pain will be a pinch and then they will see what I see. Tell them Green Birds wish to meet them. Tell the Angels will call them by the best of names and most of all that Allah The One The Eternal will be pleased with them. I told you once that only 2 things will have me. You and death. My life was with you but now I must marry again. I must marry what was promised to me the moment I was born. I must marry my fate and in turn I must marry death. After death will come reckoning and if I stand with the best of creation I will with the permission of Allah Lord of the Heavens and the Earth I will beg for you. None was worthy to stand next to me in this life so why is it I should desire another in the next?
  8. Rate Our Campaign On Gaza Massacre 2009

    :sl: I made a comment, and I was disabled from the forum for it. YOU yourself let your emotions overwhelm you, so you didn't even want to try and UNDERSTAND the point I was making. Instead you made ASSUMPTIONS and JUDGMENTS on me and others and acted irrationally. In all my time on this forum I haven't seen any consistency in you whatsoever, dot. Previously, you have warned me on another account for having -what you may see as- extremist views and discussing jihad. Now you warn me for not being extreme enough for you? (Although that was not the case AT ALL). I'll give you some feedback, you don't have to take it on board if you don't want to - in fact if you don't like this post you can always disable me can't you? If your aim was to cover the massacre, congratulations, you did that. Ok, now what? You covered the massacre; how exactly has this helped the people who are being slaughtered? I mean, if your objective was to cover the massacre then it's a success; but I don't see how that is supporting the Muslims in Gaza (or anywhere else in the world). Ok, I can think of two objectives you could have had by covering the massacre: 1 - to cover the massacre in order awaken the Muslims, to encourage them to do something about it. 2 - to cover the massacre in order to show the world how evil israel is, and bring the people against israel. The first objective wasn't fulfilled. The covering of the massacre did bring out Muslim emotions, but how were Muslims encouraged to do something about the situation? I'm not talking about encouraging Muslims to write to government or the UN and waste time expecting the disbelievers to do something about it. As for the second objective, people already know how evil israel is - probably more so now because of the media coverage on what happened, and the forum covered that well. But that again isn't going to help the people of Gaza. I think the events that took place have clearly showed us that the only solution to the suffering in Gaza (and in the world), are going to come from Muslims themselves. When Muslims start obeying Allah and fulfilling their responsibilities to Him, then Allah will assist them (I'm not just talking about Gaza, I'm talking about the entire Muslim population all around the world). The massacre on the Muslims isn't just limited to a physical massacre, it's far beyond that. We are living in a time where the disbelievers can do and say what they want and all we Muslims do is make some noise, is this going to get us anywhere? Is this going to bring us back to the days where the Muslims ruled over the world and struck fear into the hearts of the disbelievers? You know it isn't, so why don't we instead look at the bigger picture here and go to the root of the problem (the problem being, we Muslims). Not only are they slaughtering Muslims physically, but they have control over the way we think - we have adopted the disbeliever way of seeing life. If we truly believed and thought like believers we would consider the verses: Say: "Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us: He is our protector": and on Allah let the Believers put their trust. Say: "Can you expect for us (any fate) other than one of two glorious things- (Martyrdom or victory)? But we can expect for you either that Allah will send his punishment from Himself, or by our hands. So wait (expectant); we too will wait with you." [9:51-52] The coverage of the massacre convinced me of one thing; if this can happen to us then we are certainly doing something wrong. This isn't my opinion, this is the conclusion that any Muslim who has read the Qur'an should come to. Did Allah not say in the Qur'an that He will help the believers? Then ask yourself; why is it that we Muslims are in such a state? It's because we aren't worthy of His help, we aren't even worthy of being called Muslim. If Allah helps you, none can overcome you: If He forsakes you, who is there, after that, that can help you? in Allah, then, Let believers put their trust. [3:160] Why do we not on this forum promote the true teachings of Islaam. Why do we not have a campaign calling people back to the Qur'an and the teachings of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wassallam. If we studied the life of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wassallam, if we knew the life of the companions, we would have the solution to our problems, and we would know what is required of us. The enemies of Allah aren't going to be defeated by our words, they will only be defeated when the Muslims return to their religion and fight them. As a forum why don't we make that clear, and leave no room for doubt? You are the forum administrator, you have the ability to spread this and call to this. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wassallam has told us why we will be in this state, and also gave us the solution: "It is expected that the nations will call each other from all horizons, as diners calling each other to feast from a platter of food in front of them." A person asked the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wassallam would that be because of our small number that day. The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wassallam said, "No, but you will be rubbish like the rubbish of flood water. Allah will put Wahn into your hearts and remove the fear from the hearts of your enemies because of your love for the world and your hate of death". In another narration it was said: "and what is the Wahn, O messenger of Allah?" He sallallahu alaihi wassallam said: "love of the world and the hate for fighting."­ [Ahmad & Abu Daud] Also It has also been narrated on the authority of Ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wassallam) said: “If you deal in usury and hang unto the tails of cows, being satisfied with cultivation and ceasing to take part in Jihad, Allah will inflict a humiliation upon you which will not be removed until you return to your religion.†(Reported by Ahmad and Abu Dawud and graded as authentic by Al-Qattān, and Al-Hafiz states in Al-Bulugh that the chain of narrators are trustworthy and reliable.) The two ahadith explain things very clearly, and as Muslims (and as a community on this forum) if we firstly understood WHY we are in this situation, we can then work to get ourselves out of it. But if people are just going to say israel this America that we aren't going to do anything... We already know what israel is all about; now let's ask ourselves how we Muslims could let this happen, and how we are going to change our situation so this never happens again. These are my thoughts on the situation, and if you had let me explain myself instead of disabling me from the forum, you'd know that I am in fact someone who does care. You may think that there is another solution to the problem; that's fine - but I don't see how what I believe makes me care any less than you do.
  9. Creation Of An Islamic State

    :sl: I'm not sure what Yusha Evans has to do with any of this; could you please explain why you have sent him this letter? What exactly do you want him to do? If you could summarize the point you are trying to make, so less intelligent people like myself could understand, I'd appreciate it because to be honest I'm lost. In your first post you seem to be inclined towards the creation of an Islamic state, then in your last post the conclusion states:
  10. Abdullah Azzam

  11. The Punishment Of Apostate

    Ok brother :sl: Assalaamu alaikum ~
  12. The Punishment Of Apostate

    Volume # 1 section # 1: Neglecting of Salah Neglecting Salah is a great sin and leads a man to kufr. Some of the Ullima hold the opinion that the one who does not pray is a kaafir. Al-Mundhiri [Rahimahullah], narrated At-Targheeb wal-Tarheeb, that the majority of the Sahabah held this opinion and from them where: ‘Umar bin Khattab, ‘Ali bin Abi Talib, AbdurRahman ibn ‘Awf, Muaadh ibn Jabal, Abu Hurayrah ‘Abdullah ibn Masud, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbaas, Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah and Abu Dardaa’ [may Allah be pleased with them all]. He said: apart from the Sahabah, it was also the opinion of many of the Tabieen and tabatabieen like al-Hasan al-Basri, Ishaaq ibn Raahawayh, ‘Abdullah ibn al-Mubaarak, al-Nakha’i, al-Hakam ibn ‘Utaybah, Ayyoob al-Sakhtayaani, Abu Dawud, Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah, Zuhayr ibn Harb, al-Sha’bi, al-Oozaa’i and Muhammad ibn al-Hasan; it was also reported from Imaam Ahmad bin Hanbal [may Allah have mercy on all of them all]. and is indicated by the hadith of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam): “All that stands between a person and kufr is his not praying.†[Reported by Imaam Muslim in his Sahih, Imaam Ahmad, Abu Dawud and Ibn Maajah as Sahih]. Others have held the opinion that the one who does not pray is not a kaafir if he believes that pray is obligatory and he doesn’t refuse the prayer, this is the opinion of Imaam Abu Hanifah, Malik, and Ash-Shafi [may Allah have mercy on all of them all]. However, according to both opinions, if a person insists on not praying, he should be asked three times to repent, and if he openly refuses, then his fate will be execution under an Islamic state to stop the spread of this sin. Shaikh-ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyah [Rahamahullah], said about this matter that there should be no confusion about this mater and there is only one opinion, all the Imaams are really in agreement on this matter. He explained “In the case of one who believes that prayer is obligatory yet still persists in not praying, the fuqahaa’ who have studied the matter in detail mentioned a number of points: If the person believes in his heart that prayer is obligatory, this will not allow him to persist in not doing it until he is executed. Such a thing is not known among the sons of Adam, and has never happened in Islam. It is unheard of for a person to believe that it is obligatory and to be told, “If you do not pray we will execute you†and then to persist in not doing it even though he believes it is obligatory. This has never happened in the history of Islam. When a person refrains from praying until he is executed, he does not really believe in his heart that it is obligatory and was not doing it, so he is a kaafir, according to the consensus of the Muslims, as it was stated in many reports that the Sahaabah would consider such a person to be a kaafir. This is also indicated by the Sahih hadith of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam); “All that stands between a person and kufr is his not praying.†[Reported by Imaam Muslim in his Sahih, Imaam Ahmad, Abu Dawud and Ibn Maajah as Sahih]. And “The covenant that separates us from them is prayer, and whoever gives up prayer has become a kaafir.†[it was narrated by Imaam Ahmad, Abu Dawud, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nisa’i and Ibn Majah]. ‘Abdullah ibn Shaqeeq said: “the Sahahba did not think that giving up any deed would make a person a kaafir – apart from giving up prayer.†[Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 22/47-49] Imaam Muhammad bin `Uthman ad-Dhahabi [Rahamahullah], Quotes that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam), mentioning the prayer and said: If anyone keeps to it, it will be light, evidence and salvation for him on the Day of Resurrection. But if anyone does not keep to it, it will not be light, evidence and salvation for him on the Day of Resurrection, and on that Day he will be associated with Qaroon, Pharaoh, Hamaan and Ubayy bin Khalaf (an enemy of Islam from among the Quraysh). [Narrated by Imaam Ahmad, Tabrani, and Ibn Hibban] Ibn Al-Qayyim [Rahamahullah], explained: The person who abandons prayer will be raised with such a foursome because his neglect of player may be due to his involvement with his property, his country, his administrative work or his trade. Therefore, if he was involved with his property he will be resurrected with Qaroon; if with his country, then with Pharaoh; if with his administrative work, then with Hamaan; and if with his trade then with Ubayy bin Khalaf, the trader among the disbelievers of Makkah. Other sayings of Sahabah who considered completely neglecting of Salah as disbelief When `Ali (Radhiallaahu Án) was asked about a woman who did not pray, he said: "The one who does not pray is a disbeliever." [Narrated by Imaam Tirmidhi and Hakim] Ibn Mas`ood (Radhiallaahu Án) said: "The one who abandons the prayer has no religion." Shaikh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen write in his book “Risaalah fi Hukm Taarik al-Salaah†Imaam Ahmad said that the one who does not pray because of laziness is a kaafir. This is the more correct view and is that indicated by the evidence of the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger, and by the words of the Salaf and the proper understanding. Among the evidence to be found in the Quran is: The ayah (interpretation of the meaning): “But if they repent [by rejecting Shirk (polytheism) and accept Islamic Monotheism], perform As-Salaat (Iqaamat-as-Salaat) and give Zakaat, then they are your brethren in religion.†[Quran 9:11] and Allah also says (interpretation of the meaning): “Then, there has succeeded them a posterity who have given up As-Salaat (the prayers) and have followed lusts. So they will be thrown in Hell. Except those who repent and believe and work righteousness. Such will enter Paradise and they will not be wronged in aught.†[Quran 19:59-60] The evidence derived from this ayah is that Allah referred to those who neglect the prayer and follow their desires, Except those who repent and believe, which indicates that at the time when they are neglecting their prayers and following their desires, they are not believers. The evidence of the Sunnah that proves that the one who neglects the prayer is a kaafir includes the hadith Jabir ibn Abdullah (RadhiAllaahu 'anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: “Between a man and shirk and kufr there stands his neglect of the prayer.†[sahih Muslim in Kitab al-Imaan] And It was narrated that Buraydah ibn al-Husayb (RadhiAllaahu 'anhu) said: I heard Rasulullah (Sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) say: ‘The covenant that distinguishes between us and them is the prayer, and whoever neglects it has disbelieved (become a kaafir).†[it was narrated by Imaam Ahmad, Abu Dawud, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nisa’i and Ibn Majah]. There is also the hadith of ‘Awf ibn Maalik (RadhiAllaahu 'anhu) according to which Rasulullah (Sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: “The best of your leaders are those whom you love and who love you, who pray for you and you pray for them. The worst of your leaders are those whom you hate and who hate you, and you send curses on them and they send curses on you.†He was asked, “O Rasulullah (Sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) should we not fight them by the sword?†He said, “Not as long as they are establishing prayer amongst you.†This hadith indicates that those in authority should be opposed and fought if they do not establish prayer, but it is not permissible to oppose and fight them unless they make a blatant show of kufr and we have evidence from Allah that what they are doing is indeed kufr. ‘Ubaadah ibn al-Saamit said: Rasulullah (Sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) called us and we gave bay’ah (oath of allegiance) to him. Among the things that we pledged to do was to listen and obey him both when we felt enthusiastic and when we were disinclined to act, both at times of difficulty and times of ease, and at times when others were given preference over us, and that we would not oppose those in authority. He said: ‘unless they made a blatant show of kufr and you have evidence from Allah that what they are doing is indeed kufr.’†[narrated in the two Sahih books al-Bukhari and Muslim]. On this basis, their neglecting the prayer, for which Rasulullah (Sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said we should oppose them and fight them by the sword, constitutes an act of blatant kufr for which we have evidence from Allah that it is indeed kufr. So it is clear that the person who totally leaves the prayer with no excuse is a kaafir who is beyond the fold of Islam, on the basis of this evidence. This is the correct view according to Imaam Ahmad, and it is one of the two opinions narrated from ash-Shafi, as was mentioned by Ibn Katheer in his tafseer of the aayah (interpretation of the meaning): “Then, there has succeeded them a posterity who have given up As-Salaat (the prayers) [i.e. made their Salaat (prayers) to be lost, either by not offering them or by not offering them perfectly or by not offering them in their proper fixed times] and have followed lusts†[Quran 19:59] And Allah knows best. [Al-Sharh al-Mumti’ ‘ala Zaad al-Mustanqi’, 2/26]
  13. The Punishment Of Apostate

    :sl: Allah knows best. I can't see how someone who believes in Allah could not perform prayer out of laziness. Especially if that person knows that prayer is obligatory. (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetIslam-qa(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/en/ref/2182"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetIslam-qa(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/en/ref/2182[/url]
  14. Regarding Qazaa Prayer

    Repentance for neglecting prayer I am 38 years old man. till the age of 25 I did'nt prayed. please advice me what I have to do for this? Praise be to Allaah. Remember how Allaah has blessed you by bringing you back to Islam after you have been neglecting salaah, and keep on doing the prayers at the right times. Do more naafil (supererogatory or extra) prayers to make up for the fard (obligatory) prayers that you have missed, as was advised in the saheeh hadeeth narrated by Hurayth ibn Qubaysah, who said: “I came to Madeenah and prayed, ‘O Allaah, send me a righteous companion.’ I went and sat with Abu Hurayrah and said: ‘I asked Allaah to bless me with a righteous companion; tell me a hadeeth that you heard from the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), so that I may benefit therefrom.’ He said: ‘I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say that the first thing for which a person will be brought to account on the Day of Resurrection will be his prayer. If it is sound, he will be successful, and if it is lacking in any way, he will be doomed. If his obligatory prayers are lacking, the Lord will say: “Look and see whether My slave has any voluntary prayers which may be used to make up what is lacking in his obligatory prayers.†Then all his deeds will be examined and dealt with in the same way.’†(Reported by al-Tirmidhi, no. 413; see also Saheeh al-Jaami’, 2020). Abu Dawood reported from Anas ibn Hakeem al-Dabbi that he came to Madeenah and met Abu Hurayrah. He said: “He asked me about my lineage so I told him about it, then he said: ‘O young man, shall I not tell you a hadeeth?’ I said, ‘Of course, may Allaah have mercy on you,’ and I think he mentioned it from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). He said: ‘The first thing that people will be asked about on the Day of Resurrection will be their prayers. Our Lord will say to His angels (although He knows best): “Look at My slave’s prayers: are they complete or is something lacking?†If they are complete, they will be recorded as such, but if something is lacking, He will say: “Look and see if My slave has any voluntary prayers to his credit.†If this proves to be the case, He will say: “Make up his (missing) obligatory prayers with his voluntary prayers.†Then the rest of his deeds will be dealt with in the same manner.’†(Saheeh al-Jaami’, 2571) Islam Q&A Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetIslam-qa(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/en/ref/610"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetIslam-qa(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/en/ref/610[/url]
  15. The Punishment Of Apostate

    :sl: The opinion above is based on the Qur'aan and sunnah. I haven't seen what Imam Abu Haneefah says about this, if you could point me towards the Hanafi view I would appreciate it. Yes, you have told me that the Hanafi view is that the one who neglects salah may not be considered to be out of the folds of Islaam, but you haven't provided the evidence. Either way, this isn't an issue to spend much time discussing because the one who does not pray without an excuse is someone we shouldn't be mixing with.
  16. [fatwa]making Pork Pie For Christian Grandma

    This is absolutely ridiculous, dot. If you don't have evidence to back up what you said then delete your post instead of causing confusion.
  17. The Punishment Of Apostate

    :sl: Also I'd like to point out that the post I made was copied and pasted from the source I gave at the end of the post. It was not written by myself.
  18. The Punishment Of Apostate

    :sl: The issue of "neglecting prayer out of laziness" is answered (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetIslam-qa(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/en/ref/5208"]here[/url]. Although, this isn't what the topic starter was asking about.
  19. Should I Believe? Weak Muslim Needs Help.

    :sl: This here is the problem; if you knew what Allah requires from you, you would not be saying this. You are required to pray 5 times a day, this is the command of Allah - what is worse than disobeying the command of Allah? Also, you say that you don't feel anything when you pray, this is because you are lacking sincerity. How can you become more sincere in your worship? Think about all the blessings Allah has given you... all that you have to be grateful for, things that you take for granted. And He giveth you of all that ye ask for. But if ye count the favours of Allah, never will ye be able to number them. Verily, man is given up to injustice and ingratitude. [14:34] Take time in your worship, make sure that you actually understand what you are saying; it shouldn't be just movement. When we are in salah, we are in contact with Allah, the thought of this should humble us and make us concentrate. Most importantly we need to remember Allah as much as we can, and more. We need to make duaa to Allah and ask for His help, and get closer to Allah. So my advice to you (and others, including myself) would be to try and remember Allah more whether it be in thought, reading Qur'an, seeking knowledge, praying etc. But definitely, try and read more Qur'an, I think that would be the first step to take, and remember Allah more. Just to get you started here is a surah from the Qur'an (Surah 74), which sends shivers down my spine: 1. O thou wrapped up (in the mantle)! 2. Arise and deliver thy warning! 3. And thy Lord do thou magnify! 4. And thy garments keep free from stain! 5. And all abomination shun! 6. Nor expect, in giving, any increase (for thyself)! 7. But, for thy Lord's (Cause), be patient and constant! 8. Finally, when the Trumpet is sounded, 9. That will be- that Day - a Day of Distress,- 10. Far from easy for those without Faith. 11. Leave Me alone, (to deal) with the (creature) whom I created (bare and) alone!- 12. To whom I granted resources in abundance, 13. And sons to be by his side!- 14. To whom I made (life) smooth and comfortable! 15. Yet is he greedy-that I should add (yet more);- 16. By no means! For to Our Signs he has been refractory! 17. Soon will I visit him with a mount of calamities! 18. For he thought and he plotted;- 19. And woe to him! How he plotted!- 20. Yea, Woe to him; How he plotted!- 21. Then he looked round; 22. Then he frowned and he scowled; 23. Then he turned back and was haughty; 24. Then said he: "This is nothing but magic, derived from of old; 25. "This is nothing but the word of a mortal!" 26. Soon will I cast him into Hell-Fire! 27. And what will explain to thee what Hell-Fire is? 28. Naught doth it permit to endure, and naught doth it leave alone!- 29. Darkening and changing the colour of man! 30. Over it are Nineteen. 31. And We have set none but angels as Guardians of the Fire; and We have fixed their number only as a trial for Unbelievers,- in order that the People of the Book may arrive at certainty, and the Believers may increase in Faith,- and that no doubts may be left for the People of the Book and the Believers, and that those in whose hearts is a disease and the Unbelievers may say, "What symbol doth Allah intend by this ?" Thus doth Allah leave to stray whom He pleaseth, and guide whom He pleaseth: and none can know the forces of thy Lord, except He and this is no other than a warning to mankind. 32. Nay, verily: By the Moon, 33. And by the Night as it retreateth, 34. And by the Dawn as it shineth forth,- 35. This is but one of the mighty (portents), 36. A warning to mankind,- 37. To any of you that chooses to press forward, or to follow behind;- 38. Every soul will be (held) in pledge for its deeds. 39. Except the Companions of the Right Hand. 40. (They will be) in Gardens (of Delight): they will question each other, 41. And (ask) of the Sinners: 42. "What led you into Hell Fire?" 43. They will say: "We were not of those who prayed; 44. "Nor were we of those who fed the indigent; 45. "But we used to talk vanities with vain talkers; 46. "And we used to deny the Day of Judgment, 47. "Until there came to us (the Hour) that is certain." 48. Then will no intercession of (any) intercessors profit them. 49. Then what is the matter with them that they turn away from admonition?- 50. As if they were affrighted ######, 51. Fleeing from a lion! 52. Forsooth, each one of them wants to be given scrolls (of revelation) spread out! 53. By no means! But they fear not the Hereafter, 54. Nay, this surely is an admonition: 55. Let any who will, keep it in remembrance! 56. But none will keep it in remembrance except as Allah wills: He is the Lord of Righteousness, and the Lord of Forgiveness.
  20. Are You Gooder At Grammar?

    :sl: No I aren't the kind of person who dose jokes.
  21. Stories Of The Prophets [cd Set]

    :sl: Oh right! My mistake! :sl: Apologies.
  22. Are You Gooder At Grammar?

    :sl: Oh aunty, your so funnied!
  23. Stories Of The Prophets [cd Set]

    :sl: Do you mean Lives of the Prophets by Anwar Al-Awlaki? If so, it can be found (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_islambase.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=536&Itemid=181"]here[/url].
  24. Are You Gooder At Grammar?

    :sl: Hey what does luck haved to do with it? Don't hate me just because I'm cleverer than you.
  25. Remember To Fast Monday And Thursday

    :sl: Just a suggestion for those who feel they may find difficulty in fasting Mondays and Thursdays... you could start fasting on Mondays and Thursdays after Ramadan, so by then you would be used to the fasting. Also, if you could get some other family member to join in with this it would help greatly. Ofcourse, it's not easy - and to be fair sometimes you could be fasting over 17 hours (depending on where you live) ...so if it's going to be a burden on you and you aren't going to be consistent it may be better not to do it at all. Also if you are a married sister, you should get permission from your husband.