21 Jan

Who is your Imaam?

(And remember) the Day when We shall call together all human beings with their (respective) Imam. So whosoever is given his record in his right hand, such will read their records, and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the least.

[Qur’aan 17:71]


Ibn Kathiir notes in regards to this Verse:

Some of the Salaf said: This is the greatest honor for the ashaab al-Hadiith because their Imaam is the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

 

15 Jan

Learn what constitutes kufr

And know that the general public says things which constitute kufr without them knowing that it is such. Hence, it is waajib upon the people of knowledge to make clear to them this so that perhaps they will avoid it when they come to have knowledge of it so that their deeds will not go to waste and they will not abide in the most severe of torments. And the ability to recognize this is a very important matter. This is because the one who does not recognize evil, falls into it while he does not know. And the cause of every evil is ignorance. And the cause of every good is knowledge.

واعلم: أنه يجري على ألسنة العامة جملة من أنواع الكفر من غير أن يعلموا أنها كذلك فيجب على أهل العلم أن يبينوا لهم ذلك لعلهم يجتنبونه إذا علموه لئلا تحبط أعمالهم ويخلدون في أعظم العذاب، وأشد العقاب، ومعرفة ذلك أمر مهم جدا، وذلك لأن من لم يعرف الشر يقع فيه وهو لا يدري، وكل شر سببه الجهل، وكل خير سببه العلم، فهو النور المبين

 

 

Source(s):

إعانة الطالبين على حل ألفاظ فتح المعين

Volume 4 Page 149

 

15 Jan

Do not belittle anyone ever


al-Munaawii says in Faid al-Qadiir volume 5 page 380

It is befitting for a person not to belittle anyone. For how often it is that this person he belittles is more pure of heart, more righteous in deeds, and more sincere in intention. Without a doubt, belittling the slaves of Allaah leads to loss, humiliation, and shame.

 

15 Jan

Can the person who is fasting use Siwaak after zawaal?

The scholars have differed in regards to this. A group has said that there is no harm if the person who is fasting uses Siwaak before zawaal or after zawaal.

They have based their opinion on the large number of authentic ahadiith which talk about the virtue of siwaak

Others have said that it is makrūh for the person who is fasting to use Siwaak after zawaal regardless of the Siwaak he uses is a wet one or a dry one. They have based their opinion on the Hadith of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) in which it is mentioned that the smell that comes from the mouth of a person who is fasting is better in front of Allah than the smell of musk.

This smell (al-khuluuf) usually manifests after zawaal.


Reference(s):
The Kuwaiti Encyclopedia of Fiqh

 

17 Dec

Is your prayer like the prayer of a munaafiq?


Indeed, the hypocrites [think to] deceive Allah, but He is deceiving them. And when they stand for prayer, they stand lazily, showing [themselves to] the people and not remembering Allah except a little,

[Qur’aan 4:142]

 

'Ala bin 'Abd al-Rahman said:

We came upon Anas bin Maalik after the Zuhr prayer. He stood for saying the 'Asr prayer. When he became free from praying, we mentioned to him about observing prayer in its early period or he himself mentioned it. He said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) say: This is how hypocrites pray, this is how hypocrites pray, this is how hypocrites pray: He sits (watching the sun), and when it becomes yellow and is between the horns of the devil, or is on the horns of the devil, he rises and prays for rak'ahs quickly, remembering Allah only seldom during them.

[Sunan Abi Dawud Hadith No. 413]

 

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