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Taking Shaytan as an ally

๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒธThose Who Take Shaytaan as an Ally๐Ÿƒ

“Allah, the Most High, said,

ูˆูŽุฅูุฐู’ ู‚ูู„ู’ู†ูŽุง ู„ูู„ู’ู…ูŽู„ูŽุงุฆููƒูŽุฉู ุงุณู’ุฌูุฏููˆุง ู„ูุขุฏูŽู…ูŽ ููŽุณูŽุฌูŽุฏููˆุง ุฅูู„ู‘ูŽุง ุฅูุจู’ู„ููŠุณูŽ ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ู’ุฌูู†ู‘ู ููŽููŽุณูŽู‚ูŽ ุนูŽู†ู’ ุฃูŽู…ู’ุฑู ุฑูŽุจู‘ูู‡ู ุฃูŽููŽุชูŽุชู‘ูŽุฎูุฐููˆู†ูŽู‡ู ูˆูŽุฐูุฑู‘ููŠู‘ูŽุชูŽู‡ู ุฃูŽูˆู’ู„ููŠูŽุงุกูŽ ู…ูู† ุฏููˆู†ููŠ ูˆูŽู‡ูู…ู’ ู„ูŽูƒูู…ู’ ุนูŽุฏููˆู‘ูŒ ุจูุฆู’ุณูŽ ู„ูู„ุธู‘ูŽุงู„ูู…ููŠู†ูŽ ุจูŽุฏูŽู„ู‹ุง

๐Ÿ”‰”And [mention] when We said to the Angels, “Prostrate to Adam,” and they prostrated, *except* for Iblees. He was from among the *Jinn* and departed from the command of his Lord.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿพ**Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you**? What a *wretched* *exchange* it is for the wrongdoers.”

โ›ฐ(Surah Kahf 18:50)โ›ฐ

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ“Œ Commenting on this ayah, one of the things that Ibn al-Qayim said, was:

* “It is almost as if under this speech there was an astonishing and delicate reprimand in that: โ€˜I showed enmity towards Iblis because he did not bow before your father Adam with My Angels, then the enmity [that I showed] was on _your part_, and then, the final result of this enmity [which I showed on your part] is that between you and him – you [went and) sealed a covenant of reconciliation. “*

(i.e. You pay back this enmity that Allah had on *your* behalf against Shaytaan….by befriending him….& being disobedient to Allah)๐Ÿ’”

๐Ÿ–‡Ad-Daa wad-Dawaa, p. 83.๐Ÿƒ

Reciting the Qurโ€™aan


๐Ÿ“šIbn Al-Qayyim

๐Ÿ“šThe great scholar ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah once wrote:

ููŽู„ูŽูˆ ุนู„ู… ุงู„ู†ู‘ูŽุงุณ ู…ูŽุง ูููŠ ู‚ูุฑูŽุงุกูŽุฉ ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ุจุงู„ุชุฏุจุฑ ู„ุงุดุชุบู„ูˆุง ุจู‡ูŽุง ุนูŽู† ูƒู„ ู…ูŽุง ุณูˆุงู‡ูŽุง ููŽุฅูุฐุง ู‚ูŽุฑูŽุฃูŽู‡ู ุจุชููƒุฑ ุญูŽุชู‘ูŽู‰ ู…ุฑ ุจูุขูŠูŽุฉ ูˆูŽู‡ููˆูŽ ู…ูุญู’ุชูŽุงุฌุง ุฅูู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ูŽุง ูููŠ ุดูููŽุงุก ู‚ู„ุจู‡ ูƒุฑุฑู‡ุง ูˆูŽู„ูŽูˆ ู…ุงุฆูŽุฉ ู…ุฑู‘ุฉ ูˆูŽู„ูŽูˆ ู„ูŽูŠู’ู„ูŽุฉ ูู‚ุฑุงุกุฉ ุขูŠูŽุฉ ุจุชููƒุฑ ูˆุชูู‡ู… ุฎูŠุฑ ู…ู† ู‚ูุฑูŽุงุกูŽุฉ ุฎุชู…ุฉ ุจูุบูŽูŠู’ุฑ ุชุฏุจุฑ ูˆุชูู‡ู… ูˆุฃู†ูุน ู„ู„ู‚ู„ุจ ูˆุฃุฏุนู‰ ุงู„ู‰ ุญูุตููˆู„ ุงู„ุงูŠู…ุงู† ูˆุฐูˆู‚ ุญู„ุงูˆุฉ ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ูˆูŽู‡ูŽุฐูู‡ ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽุช ุนูŽุงุฏูŽุฉ ุงู„ุณู‘ู„ู ูŠุฑุฏุฏ ุงุญุฏู‡ู… ุงู„ุงูŠุฉ ุงู„ู‰ ุงู„ุตู‘ูŽุจุงุญ ูˆูŽู‚ุฏ ุซูŽุจุช ุนูŽู† ุงู„ู†ู‘ูŽุจููŠ ุงู†ู‡ ู‚ูŽุงู…ูŽ ุจูุขูŠูŽุฉ ูŠูุฑูŽุฏู‘ูุฏู‡ูŽุง ุญูŽุชู‘ูŽู‰ ุงู„ุตู‘ูŽุจุงุญ ูˆูŽู‡ููŠ ู‚ูŽูˆู’ู„ู‡ {ุฅูู† ุชูุนูŽุฐุจู‡ูู…ู’ ููŽุฅูู†ู‘ูŽู‡ูู… ุนูุจูŽุงุฏูƒ ูˆูŽุฅูู† ุชุบู’ูุฑ ู„ูŽู‡ูู… ููŽุฅู†ู‘ูŽูƒ ุฃูŽู†ู’ุช ุงู„ู’ุนูŽุฒููŠุฒ ุงู„ู’ุญูŽูƒููŠู…} ูู‚ุฑุงุกุฉ ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ุจุงู„ุชููƒุฑ ู‡ููŠูŽ ุงุตู„ ุตูŽู„ูŽุงุญ ุงู„ู’ู‚ู„ุจ . ู€

If people only knew the great value of reciting the Qurโ€™an with reflection, then they would devote themselves to it above anything else. For when one recites with contemplation, when he comes across an ayah which contains something needed to rectify his heart, he would repeat that ayah, perhaps as many as one hundred times or even for the entire night! For reciting a single ayah with contemplation and understanding is better, more beneficial for oneโ€™s heart, and more likely to bring about an increase in eemaan and tasting the sweetness of the Qurโ€™an than reciting the entire Qurโ€™an without reflection or understanding.

This used to be the practice of the Salaf, that one of them might repeat a single ayah until the morning came. It has also been authentically attributed to the Prophet that he stood in the night prayer until the morning came repeating a single ayah, which was:

ุฅูู† ุชูุนูŽุฐุจู‡ูู…ู’ ููŽุฅูู†ู‘ูŽู‡ูู… ุนูุจูŽุงุฏูƒ ูˆูŽุฅูู† ุชุบู’ูุฑ ู„ูŽู‡ูู… ููŽุฅู†ู‘ูŽูƒ ุฃูŽู†ู’ุช ุงู„ู’ุนูŽุฒููŠุฒ ุงู„ู’ุญูŽูƒููŠู…

If You punish them, then they are Your slaves. And if You forgive them, then You are the Mighty, the Wise. [5:118]

For reciting the Qurโ€™an with contemplation is the very basis of the heartโ€™s rectification.

ูˆูŽู„ูู‡ูŽุฐูŽุง ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุงุจู’ู† ู…ูŽุณู’ุนููˆุฏ ู„ุงุชู‡ุฐูˆุง ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ู‡ูŽุฐูŽุง ุงู„ุดู‘ุนู’ุฑ ูˆูŽู„ูŽุง ุชู†ุซุฑูˆู‡ ู†ุซุฑ ุงู„ุฏู‚ู„ ูˆู‚ูููˆุง ุนูู†ู’ุฏ ุนุฌุงุฆุจู‡ ูˆุญุฑูƒูˆุง ุจูู‡ู ุงู„ู’ู‚ูู„ููˆุจ ู„ูŽุง ูŠูƒู† ู‡ู… ุงุญุฏูƒู… ุขุฎุฑ ุงู„ุณู‘ููˆุฑูŽุฉ ูˆุฑูˆู‰ ุงุจูˆ ุงูŠูˆุจ ุนูŽู† ุงุจูŠ ุฌูŽู…ู’ุฑูŽุฉ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ู‚ู„ุช ู„ูุงุจู’ู†ู ุนูŽุจู‘ูŽุงุณ ุงู†ูŠ ุณุฑูŠุน ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑูŽุงุกูŽุฉ ุฅูู†ู‘ููŠ ุงู‚ุฑุง ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ูููŠ ุซูŽู„ูŽุงุซ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ู„ูŽุงู† ุงู‚ู’ุฑูŽุฃ ุณููˆุฑูŽุฉ ู…ู† ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ูููŠ ู„ูŽูŠู’ู„ูŽุฉ ูุฃุชุฏุจุฑู‡ุง ูˆุฃุฑุชู„ู‡ุง ุงุญุจ ุงู„ูŠ ู…ู† ุงู† ุงู‚ู’ุฑูŽุฃ ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ูƒูŽู…ูŽุง ุชู‚ู’ุฑูŽุฃ . ู€

In this same vein, ibn Masโ€™ood said, โ€œDo not recite the Qurโ€™an rapidly without pause like the recitation of poetry, and do not stop and pause (between every single ayah) like someone examining and selecting fruit. (Rather) stop when you come to one of its amazements, and let it move your heart, and do not be bothered if you do not reach the end of the surah.โ€

Aby Ayyub relayed that Abu Hamzah said, โ€œI said to ibn โ€˜Abbaas, โ€˜I am very quick in my reading, I read the entire Qurโ€™an in three days.โ€™ He said to me, โ€˜For me to read a single surah and to contemplate it and recite it at a slow measured pace is more dear to me than to recite the Qurโ€™an as you do.’โ€

ูˆุงู„ุชููƒุฑ ูููŠ ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ู†ูŽูˆู’ุนูŽุงู†ู ุชููƒุฑ ูููŠู‡ู ู„ูŠูŽู‚ูŽุน ุนู„ู‰ ู…ูุฑูŽุงุฏ ุงู„ุฑุจ ุชูŽุนูŽุงู„ูŽู‰ ู…ูู†ู’ู‡ู ูˆุชููƒุฑ ูููŠ ู…ูŽุนูŽุงู†ูŠ ู…ูŽุง ุฏูŽุนูŽุง ุนุจุงุฏู‡ ุงู„ู‰ ุงู„ุชููƒุฑ ูููŠู‡ู ูุงู„ุงูˆู„ ุชููƒุฑ ูููŠ ุงู„ุฏู‘ูŽู„ููŠู„ ุงู„ู‚ุฑุขู†ูŠ ูˆูŽุงู„ุซู‘ูŽุงู†ููŠ ุชููƒุฑ ูููŠ ุงู„ุฏู‘ูŽู„ููŠู„ ุงู„ุนูŠุงู†ูŠ ุงู„ุงูˆู„ ูููƒุฑ ูููŠ ุขูŠูŽุงุชู‡ ุงู„ู…ุณู…ูˆุนุฉ ูˆูŽุงู„ุซู‘ูŽุงู†ููŠ ุชููƒุฑ ูููŠ ุขูŠูŽุงุชู‡ ุงู„ู…ุดู‡ูˆุฏุฉ ูˆูŽู„ูู‡ูŽุฐูŽุง ุงู†ู’ุฒูู„ู’ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ู„ูŠุชุฏุจุฑ ูˆูŠุชููƒุฑ ูููŠู‡ู ูˆูŽูŠุนู’ู…ู„ ุจูู‡ู ู„ูŽุง ู„ู…ูุฌูŽุฑู‘ุฏ ุชูู„ูŽุงูˆูŽุชู‡ ู…ูŽุนูŽ ุงู„ุงุนุฑุงุถ ุนูŽู†ู‡ู ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุงู„ู’ุญุณู† ุงู„ู’ุจูŽุตู’ุฑููŠู‘ ุงู†ู’ุฒูู„ู’ ุงู„ู’ู‚ูุฑู’ุขู† ู„ูŠุนู’ู…ูŽู„ ุจูู‡ู ูุงุชุฎุฐูˆุง ุชูู„ูŽุงูˆูŽุชู‡ ุนู…ู„ุง . ู€

And there are two types of contemplating the Qurโ€™an. 1) Contemplating its contents in order to understand the meanings which your Lord intended, and 2) contemplating those meanings which invite the reader to reflect and ponder them. The first is contemplating over what the Qurโ€™an shows and indicates, while the second is oriented towards what that person needs. The first is contemplating the ayah itself, while the second is contemplating the effects of the ayah on the person.

Along these lines, Allah has revealed the Qurโ€™an for it to be contemplated, pondered over and acted upon, not for it to be merely recited while the people turn away from its meanings. al-Hasan al-Basri said, โ€œThe Qurโ€™an was revealed to be acted upon, but these people treat reciting it as the action it requires.โ€

[Miftah Dar al-Saโ€™aadah 1/187]

Raising your children upon attending the masjid regularly

ุจุณู… ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ุฑุญู…ู† ุงู„ุฑุญูŠู…

โฉ [VIDEO] Connect The Children To The Masaajid โ€“ Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan

Topic :ย Connect The Children To The Masaajid

Speaker :ย Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan

Translator : Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan

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Shaikh Salih al-Fawzaan (may Allah preserve him) said:

โ€œRaise your children upon the worship of Allah, upon preserving the prayer with the congregation by attending the masaajid, upon seeking knowledge, attending the lessons of knowledge in the masaajid, the lectures, and other than that in which there is benefit for them. This is in order to supplement their lessons and their material at school. Also the masaajid, O servants of Allah, are the most important schools and they are more important than the schools that are well-known. So the masaajid are the schools in reality in which the children are raised upon the obedience of Allah, the worship of Allah, upon obtaining beneficial knowledge and righteous role models. So preserve them in the masaajid. Do not waste them nor leave them sleeping, amusing themselves, and playing. Make them attend the masaajid with you in order to train them upon obedience, to have affinity for the masaajid, to show them their fellow Muslim brothers praying in rows behind one Imam, supplicating to Allah, remembering Allah, and reciting the Quran. So preserve your childrenโ€œ.

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan

Abu Sulaymaan


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Quran and Sunnah upon the understanding of the salaf

Having hair is a blessing

ุจุณู… ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ุฑุญู…ู† ุงู„ุฑุญูŠู…

โฉ Having Much Hair Is A Blessing And A Responsibility

First Hadith:

ุนูŽู†ู’ ุฃูŽุจููŠ ู‡ูุฑูŽูŠู’ุฑูŽุฉูŽุŒ ุฃูŽู†ู‘ูŽ ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ุตู„ู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ูˆุณู„ู… ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ โ€ โ€œโ€ ู…ูŽู†ู’ ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ู„ูŽู‡ู ุดูŽุนู’ุฑูŒ ููŽู„ู’ูŠููƒู’ุฑูู…ู’ู‡ู โ€โ€โ€ โ€.โ€

Narrated Abu Hurayrah:

The Prophet (๏ทบ) said: He who has hair should honour it.

Reported by Abu Dawud and graded fair by Shaykh Albany rahimahullah

Second Hadith:

ุนูŽู†ู’ ุฌูŽุงุจูุฑู ุจู’ู†ู ุนูŽุจู’ุฏู ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูุŒ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุฃูŽุชูŽุงู†ูŽุง ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ู ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ุตู„ู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ูˆุณู„ู… ููŽุฑูŽุฃูŽู‰ ุฑูŽุฌูู„ุงู‹ ุดูŽุนูุซู‹ุง ู‚ูŽุฏู’ ุชูŽููŽุฑู‘ูŽู‚ูŽ ุดูŽุนู’ุฑูู‡ู ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ โ€โ€โ€ ุฃูŽู…ูŽุง ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ูŠูŽุฌูุฏู ู‡ูŽุฐูŽุง ู…ูŽุง ูŠูุณูŽูƒู‘ูู†ู ุจูู‡ู ุดูŽุนู’ุฑูŽู‡ู โ€โ€โ€ โ€.โ€ ูˆูŽุฑูŽุฃูŽู‰ ุฑูŽุฌูู„ุงู‹ ุขุฎูŽุฑูŽ ูˆูŽุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ุซููŠูŽุงุจูŒ ูˆูŽุณูุฎูŽุฉูŒ ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ โ€โ€โ€ ุฃูŽู…ูŽุง ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ู‡ูŽุฐูŽุง ูŠูŽุฌูุฏู ู…ูŽุงุกู‹ ูŠูŽุบู’ุณูู„ู ุจูู‡ู ุซูŽูˆู’ุจูŽู‡ู โ€โ€โ€ โ€.

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Messenger of Allah (๏ทบ) paid visit to us, and saw a dishevelled man whose hair was disordered. He said: Could this man not find anything to set โ€˜tidyโ€™ his hair?โ€ He saw another man wearing dirty clothes and said: Could this man not find something to wash his garments with.

Reported by Abu Dawud and others. Graded authentic by Albany rahimahullah.

Third Hadith :

โ€ุนูŽู†ู’ ุฃูŽุจููŠ ู‚ูŽุชูŽุงุฏูŽุฉูŽ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ : ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽุชู’ ู„ูŽู‡ู ุฌูู…ู‘ูŽุฉูŒ ุถูŽุฎู’ู…ูŽุฉูŒ ุŒ ููŽุณูŽุฃูŽู„ูŽ ุงู„ู†ู‘ูŽุจููŠู‘ูŽ ุตูŽู„ู‘ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ู‘ูŽู…ูŽ ููŽุฃูŽู…ูŽุฑูŽู‡ู ุฃูŽู†ู’ ูŠูุญู’ุณูู†ูŽ ุฅูู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ูŽุง ุŒ ูˆูŽุฃูŽู†ู’ ูŠูŽุชูŽุฑูŽุฌู‘ูŽู„ูŽ ูƒูู„ู‘ูŽ ูŠูŽูˆู’ู…ู

On the authority of Abu Qatadah that he had long thick hair. He asked the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa salam (about it) and he told him to take care of it and comb it every day.

Reported by an-Nasaaโ€™e.

Now unfortunately, it has become a fashion to leave oneโ€™s hair disordered and matted and Allahโ€™s aid is sought.

A Side Note: As for the narration:

ูƒุงู† ู„ุง ูŠูุงุฑู‚ู‡ ุงู„ู…ุดุท ู„ุง ููŠ ุณูุฑ ูˆู„ุง ููŠ ุญุถุฑ

โ€œA comb never left the possession of the Prophet (salahu alayhi wasalam) whether he was traveling or present (in Madinah)โ€

Then it has been established to be a weak narration, as has been stated by Shaykh Albany rahimahullah.

Mentioned by

AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman

Abu Fajr


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Quran and Sunnah upon the understanding of the salaf

A student of knowledge and his time

ุจุณู… ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุงู„ุฑุญู…ู† ุงู„ุฑุญูŠู…

โฉ How Does A Student Of Knowledge Take Advantage Of His Time โ€“ Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Hizaam

Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Hizaam was asked:

ูŠู‚ูˆู„ ุงู„ุณุงุฆู„: ุทุงู„ุจ ุงู„ุนู„ู… ูƒูŠู ูŠุณุชุบู„ ูˆู‚ุชู‡ ุŸ

The questioner says:

How does a student of knowledge take advantage of his time?

ุงู„ุฅุฌู€ู€ู€ู€ู€ู€ู€ู€ู€ุงุจุฉ :-

ูŠุจุชุฏุฆ ุทุงู„ุจ ุงู„ุนู„ู… ุจุงู„ุฅู‚ุจุงู„ ุนู„ู‰ ุญูุธ ุงู„ู‚ุฑุขู† ูˆุญูุธ ุงู„ุณู†ุฉ ูˆู„ุง ูŠุดู‚ ุนู„ู‰ ู†ูุณู‡ ูˆูŠุฃุฎุฐ ู„ู‡ ู…ุน ุงู„ุญูุธ ุดูŠุฆุงู‹ ู…ู† ุงู„ุฏุฑูˆุณ ูƒุงู„ุฏุฑุณูŠู† ูˆุงู„ุซู„ุงุซุฉ ููŠ ุงู„ุชูˆุญูŠุฏ ูˆ ุงู„ุนู‚ูŠุฏุฉ ูˆุงู„ู†ุญูˆ ูˆุงู„ุชุฌูˆูŠุฏ ูˆูŠุณุชู…ุฑ ุนู„ู‰ ุฐู„ูƒ ูˆูŠุฑุงุฌุน ูˆูŠุญุงูุธ ุนู„ู‰ ุฃูˆู‚ุงุชู‡ ูˆูŠูƒุซุฑ ู…ู† ุงู„ู…ุฑุงุฌุนุฉ ูˆูŠุนุชู†ูŠ ุจุงู„ุฅุชู‚ุงู† ููŠ ุญูุธู‡ ูู„ูŠู‚ุณู… ุฃูˆู‚ุงุชู‡ :

The answer:

The student of knowledge begins by having an acceptance to memorize the Qurโ€™an and memorizing the Sunnah, while not making it hard upon himself. Along with his memorization, he can also take lessons, such as two lessons or three in Tawheed, Aqeedah, Arabic grammar, Tajweed, and he continues like this, reviewing and preserving his time. He constantly reviews and pays attention to perfecting what he has memorized, while properly dividing his time.

ุฃูˆู‚ุงุช ู„ู„ุญูุธ ุฃูˆู‚ุงุช ู„ู„ุฏุฑูˆุณ ูˆุงู„ู…ุฑุงุฌุนุฉ

Times for memorizing and times for lessons and reviewing.

ูˆุฅุฐุง ูุชุญ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ุจุนุฏ ุฐู„ูƒ ุจุญูุธ ุงู„ู‚ุฑุขู† ูˆุญูุธ ุฃุญุงุฏูŠุซ ุฑุณูˆู„ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุตู„ู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ูˆุณู„ู… ุนู†ุฏ ุฐู„ูƒ ูŠุบู„ุจ ุฌุงู†ุจ ุงู„ุฏุฑูˆุณ ูˆูŠุฌุนู„ ูˆู‚ุชุงู‹ ู„ู…ุฑุงุฌุนุฉ ุงู„ู…ุญููˆุธุงุช

If, after that, Allah bestows upon him (the blessing of) memorizing the Quran and memorizing narrations of the the messenger of Allah ุตู„ู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ูˆ ุณู„ู…, he then makes more time for (attending) lessons and places a time for reviewing that which he had previously memorized.

ูˆู†ู†ุตุญ ุทุงู„ุจ ุงู„ุนู„ู… ุฃู† ูŠุณุชููŠุฏ ู…ู† ุฅุฎูˆุงู†ู‡ ุงู„ุฐูŠู† ุชู‚ุฏู…ูˆู‡ ููŠ ุทู„ุจ ุงู„ุนู„ู… ูˆูŠุณุชุดูŠุฑู‡ู… ููŠู…ุง ูŠู‚ุจู„ ุนู„ูŠู‡ ูุฅู† ู‡ุฐุง ุงู„ุณุคุงู„ ุฌูˆุงุจู‡ ุทูˆูŠู„ ูˆูŠุญุชุงุฌ ุฅู„ู‰ ูƒู„ุงู…ู ูƒุซูŠุฑ ูˆู„ูƒู† ุงุณุชูุฏ ู…ู…ู† ุชู‚ุฏู…ูƒ ููŠ ุทู„ุจ ุงู„ุนู„ู… ูˆูŠุฌุนู„ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนุฒูˆุฌู„ ููŠ ุฐู„ูƒ ุงู„ุฎูŠุฑ .

We advise that a student of knowledge benefit from his brothers that preceded him in seeking knowledge and seek their advice in that which they are proceeding upon (the knowledge they are acquiring). The answer to this question is a long one and is in need of a lot of speech, but benefit from those who have preceded you in seeking knowledge and Allah Aza Wa Jal will place good in that.

Translated by

Majid Jawed Al-Afghanee

Abu Layl


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Quran and Sunnah upon the understanding of the salaf

Their perception

One thing we must keep in mind is that most movies or tv shows show a Muslim male doing wudhu (the ritual purification of washing up before we pray), with adhan (the call for prayer) playing in the background,before the act of blowing himself up. How stupid is this? And very idiotic!!! To purify yourself before committing a heinous and disposable act like this is not a form of worship from many angles.

Blowing yourself up – killing yourself – for any reason is not found in Islaam. But today, it’s like when a person sees someone washing up to pray like in the train station or in the airport or at work, they immediately think of a terroristic act or group – Islaam and the Muslims. Today terrorism and Islaam have become synonymous, because the media has targeted this religion and put it out there as the most heinous thing out there. But it is the fastest growing religion in the world.

A good read about terrorism, allowing our scholars to speak about terrorism themselves are:

A grandmother that competed the Qurโ€™an at age 82!

An Interview with Umm Saalih

A Grandmother Who Completed Memorizing the Qurโ€™an at Eighty-Two Years Old

As Read by Dr. Saleh As-Saleh

You can download the below as PDF here

Al-Hamdulillaah (All-Praise is due to Allah), the One Who said (what means): “And in truth We have made the Qurโ€™aan easy to remember; but is there any that remembers?” Surah 54: 32

Many all over the world memorize the Qurโ€™aan, and it is not strange to see the youth memorizing the Noble Qurโ€™aan and an early age. Al-Hamdulillaah, the One who made the Qurโ€™aan easy for remembrance, had made it easy for Umm Saalih age 82. In an interview with Umm Saalih, she was asked the following questions:

Q1: “What was the reason that drove you to memorize the Qurโ€™aan after so many years?”

She said, “I always hoped to memorize the Qurโ€™aan from the time I was young. My father always used to invoke Allaah for me to become one of the memorizers of the Qurโ€™aan, like himself and like the elder brothers of my family who memorized it. So I memorized in the beginning about three parts and then after I completed the age of thirteen, I got married and became busy with the household and the children. After I had seven children, my husband died. They (the children) were all young so I took the time to raise them and educate them, and then after they grew up and got married, I had more time for myself. Therefore, the first thing I directed myself to focus upon was the Qurโ€™aan.

Q2: “Tell us about your journey with the Noble Qurโ€™aan.”

She said, “My younger daughter was going to high school and she was the closest of my children to me and the most beloved, because she stayed with me after her older sisters got married and got busy with their lives, and because she was a quiet girl, upright, loving, and good. In addition, she was interested in learning the Noble Qurโ€™aan, and her teachers encouraged her.

Furthermore, she was very enthusiastic and always told me of many women who were driven by this great motivation to memorize the Qurโ€™aan, and this is where I started.”

Q3: “Tell me about your way of memorization.”

She said, “We assigned ten verses (meaning her and her daughter who was going to high school). So each day after Asr, we used to sit together. She reads and I repeat after her three times. Then she explains the meaning to me, and after a while, she repeats that three times. On the next morning, she repeats them to me before she goes to school.

She recorded also the recitations of Ash Shaykh al Husary, Rahimuhullaah, repeating each verse three times and thus I continued to listen most of the time. Therefore, the next day we would go to the next ten verses if my memorization was good. Otherwise, we would postpone taking additional verses until the day after. Moreover, we assigned the day of Friday to review the memorizations of the entire week. And this was the journey from the beginning.”

Then she said, “Over four years and a half, I memorized twelve juz” according to the way I described to you. Then this young daughter got married. When her husband knew of our task concerning the memorization, he rented a house close to me, close to my house, so that he could allow the continuation of the memorization. In addition, he, May Allah reward him used to encourage us and sometimes sit with us listening, explaining and teaching.

Then after three years of her marriage, my daughter got busy with the children and the household and our schedule was interrupted, but that did not make her give up. To the contrary, she sensed that my eagerness for the memorization was still established so she looked for a special good teacher to continue the journey under her supervision. So, I completed the memorization by the success of Allaah and my daughter is still working to finish the memorization of the Glorious Qurโ€™aan. She has a little left, In Shaa Allaah Taโ€™aala.

Q4: “This motivation of yours, did it have an effect on other women around you?”

She said, “It really had a good strong effect. My daughters and stepdaughters were all encouraged and worked on learning and teaching the Qurโ€™aan to their children and learning it themselves.

Q5: “After finishing the Noble Qurโ€™aan, donโ€™t you think about working on memorizing hadith?”

She said, “Now I have memorized ninety hadith and In Shaa Allaah I will continue the journey. I depend, in my memorization, upon the tapes and upon the Qurโ€™aan radio station. At the end of each week, my daughter comes and checks for me the memorization of three hadith, and I am trying now to memorize more.

Q6: “Over this period of memorization of the Qurโ€™aan, did your life change? Was it affected in one way or another?”

She said, “Yes, I went through a major change and I tried always, all praise is due to Allaah, to obey Allaah before I started the memorization. However, after I started the task of memorization, I began to feel a self-comfort, a great self-comfort and all worries began to move away from me. I even reached the stage of freeing myself from all these excessive worries concerning fearing for the children and their affairs, and my morale was boosted.

I had a noble objective to work for and this is a great Niโ€™mah (Favor) from Allaah . upon me, since we know that some women, when they get old and they do not have a husband, and their children got married, may be destroyed by the empty time, thoughts, worries, and so forth. But, AlHamdulillaah, I didnโ€™t go through this and I made myself busy with a great task and a great objective.

Q7: “Didnโ€™t you think at one point, to join one of the circles focusing on teaching the Noble Qurโ€™aan?”

The answer was, “Yes, some of the women suggested this to me, but I am a woman who got used to staying at home, and I donโ€™t like to go out everyday, and Al Hamdulillaah, my daughter sufficed me from all difficulty and I was so happy while I was learning from her. My daughter had set an example in goodness and righteousness which we rarely find in our days.

She started this task and journey with me while she was an adolescent and this is a critical age many people complain of. She used to pressure herself so that she could have spare time to teach me, and she used to teach me with kindness and wisdom. Her husband was a good help to her and he exerted a lot of effort. I ask Allaah . to give them success and to bring their children up on uprightness.”

Q8: “What do you say to a woman of your age who wishes to learn and memorize the Qurโ€™aan yet she is worried about it and feeling unable to?”

She said, “I say to her there their shall be no despair with the firm, sincere and truthful determination. Begin with sincerity, firm determination and dependence on Allaah at each time. And remember that at this age you should have the time for yourself. However, do not use your time to only go out or to sleep and so forth. Rather, busy yourself with righteous work.

Q9: “Now what would you say to a woman who is still young? What would you advise her?”

She, may Allaah preserve her, said: “Preserve Allaah and He will preserve you. Make use of the favor of Allaah bestowed upon you from health and ways and means of comfort. Use that to memorize the Book of Allaah. This is the light which enlivens your heart, your life and your grave after you die.

And if you have a mother then exert the effort to teach her, and there is no better favor upon a mother than one of her righteous children aiding her to be close to Allaah.”

Presented on the 1st of Muharram 1426, Feb 10th 2005. Originally published in Ad-Daโ€™wah Magazine, no.1552, 17th of Rabeeโ€™ Al-Awwal 1417,corresponding to Aug 1, 1996.

Eclipse Prayer

The fifth question of Fatwa no. 9527

Q 5: How many Rakโ€˜ahs (units of Prayer) are there in Salat-ul-Khusuf (Prayer on a lunar eclipse)? And what is to be recited in them?

A: Salat-ul-Kusuf (Prayer on a solar eclipse) and Salat-ul-Khusuf (Prayer on a lunar eclipse) are each comprised of two Rakโ€˜ahs (units of Prayer). Recitation in both Salahs (Prayers) is performed out loud. In each Rakโ€˜ah, there are two Rukuโ€˜s (bowing), the second of which is always shorter than the first, and there are also two recitations. After the Takbirat-ul-Ihram (saying: โ€œAllahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]โ€ upon starting Prayer), Surah Al-Fatihah and a long Surah are recited. After the first Rukuโ€˜, Surah Al-Fatihah and a long Surah are recited, which is shorter than the preceding recitation. There are two Sujuds (Prostrations) in each Rakโ€˜ah. This is the most authentic report mentioned regarding this Salah.

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

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Iftaโ€™

Deputy Chairman ย  ย  Chairman

`Abdul-Razzaq `Afify ย  ย  `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz