Having hair is a blessing

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

⏩ Having Much Hair Is A Blessing And A Responsibility

First Hadith:

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ مَنْ كَانَ لَهُ شَعْرٌ فَلْيُكْرِمْهُ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

Narrated Abu Hurayrah:

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

Reported by Abu Dawud and graded fair by Shaykh Albany rahimahullah

Second Hadith:

عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ أَتَانَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَرَأَى رَجُلاً شَعِثًا قَدْ تَفَرَّقَ شَعْرُهُ فَقَالَ ‏”‏ أَمَا كَانَ يَجِدُ هَذَا مَا يُسَكِّنُ بِهِ شَعْرَهُ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ وَرَأَى رَجُلاً آخَرَ وَعَلَيْهِ ثِيَابٌ وَسِخَةٌ فَقَالَ ‏”‏ أَمَا كَانَ هَذَا يَجِدُ مَاءً يَغْسِلُ بِهِ ثَوْبَهُ ‏”‏ ‏.

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) paid visit to us, and saw a dishevelled man whose hair was disordered. He said: Could this man not find anything to set ‘tidy’ his hair?” 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 :

‏عَنْ أَبِي قَتَادَةَ قَالَ : كَانَتْ لَهُ جُمَّةٌ ضَخْمَةٌ ، فَسَأَلَ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَأَمَرَهُ أَنْ يُحْسِنَ إِلَيْهَا ، وَأَنْ يَتَرَجَّلَ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ

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-Nasaa’e.

Now unfortunately, it has become a fashion to leave one’s hair disordered and matted and Allah’s aid is sought.

A Side Note: As for the narration:

كان لا يفارقه المشط لا في سفر ولا في حضر

“A comb never left the possession of the Prophet (salahu alayhi wasalam) whether he was traveling or present (in Madinah)”

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

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A student of knowledge and his time

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

⏩ How Does A Student Of Knowledge Take Advantage Of His Time – Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Hizaam

Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Hizaam was asked:

يقول السائل: طالب العلم كيف يستغل وقته ؟

The questioner says:

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

الإجـــــــــابة :-

يبتدئ طالب العلم بالإقبال على حفظ القرآن وحفظ السنة ولا يشق على نفسه ويأخذ له مع الحفظ شيئاً من الدروس كالدرسين والثلاثة في التوحيد و العقيدة والنحو والتجويد ويستمر على ذلك ويراجع ويحافظ على أوقاته ويكثر من المراجعة ويعتني بالإتقان في حفظه فليقسم أوقاته :

The answer:

The student of knowledge begins by having an acceptance to memorize the Qur’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.

أوقات للحفظ أوقات للدروس والمراجعة

Times for memorizing and times for lessons and reviewing.

وإذا فتح الله عليه بعد ذلك بحفظ القرآن وحفظ أحاديث رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عند ذلك يغلب جانب الدروس ويجعل وقتاً لمراجعة المحفوظات

If, after that, Allah bestows upon him (the blessing of) memorizing the Quran and memorizing narrations of the the messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم, he then makes more time for (attending) lessons and places a time for reviewing that which he had previously memorized.

وننصح طالب العلم أن يستفيد من إخوانه الذين تقدموه في طلب العلم ويستشيرهم فيما يقبل عليه فإن هذا السؤال جوابه طويل ويحتاج إلى كلامٍ كثير ولكن استفد ممن تقدمك في طلب العلم ويجعل الله عزوجل في ذلك الخير .

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:

https://abdurrahmanorg.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/terrorism-its-causes-cures-and-a-muslims-position-from-such-tribulations-saalih-suhaymi-authentic-translations-com.pdf

https://abdurrahmanorg.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/terrorism-related-issues-shaykh-saalih-al-fawzaan-authentic-translations-com.pdf

https://abdurrahman.org/2014/11/27/ibn-al-uthaymin-on-terrorism-and-related-issues/

https://abdurrahman.org/2014/11/28/hijackings-kidnappings-and-bombings-shaykh-ibn-baz/

https://abdurrahman.org/2014/11/28/how-do-we-deal-with-those-who-try-to-validate-terrorism-salih-al-fawzan/

https://abdurrahman.org/2014/11/28/saudi-arabias-permanent-council-on-terrorism-and-related-issues/

https://abdurrahman.org/2014/11/28/those-who-commit-suicide-in-the-name-of-jihad-are-actually-followers-of-satan-shaykh-salih-al-fawzan/

https://abdurrahman.org/2014/11/28/harming-non-muslims-residing-in-muslim-lands-shaykh-ibn-baz/

https://abdurrahman.org/2015/01/07/the-danger-of-isis-upon-the-muslim-ummah-shaykh-muhammad-bin-ramzaan-al-haajiree/

http://dusunnah.com/video/islam-is-free-from-terrorism-shaykh-muhammad-ibn-saalih-al-uthaymeen/

Recent masjid bombing in Egypt

I recently read about the recent bombing of a masjid frequented by Sufi Muslims in Northern Egypt. When I first read the news, I read it from the New York Times. And what kills me is the fact that these people mentioned ISIS as a Sunni-following organization. On the contrary, these people are not Sunni.

What I have learned is that normally, many people do not take the time out to read on their own the reality of what is verses what is not. They rely on other entities to enlighten or clarify to them about knowledge. Whether this is from how to save their own souls, eating disorders or something as simple as their blood types.

I am from a time where people actually read. They spent time at the library and read books like encyclopedia Britannica and the likes. But today, certain entities publish information without proofs and evidences and this becomes status quo.

Let me say, that the article moved me. My heart goes out to the victims of this horrendous attack. Not only for them, but for anyone who have been the victim of any oppressive act done to them by ‘those’ who ‘claim’ Islaam as their religion. I used quotes because many people claim a thing, but that doesn’t mean that that thing claims them.

The KKK is a group that claims Christianity as their religion. They are the reason behind massive killings of blacks and Jews for many years in America. I do not even know if America has them listed as a terrorist group. But their actions are definitely not Christ-like.

I say all of this to say that I am tired of all of the fake and fictitious information being spread out there about Islaam. And the average people do not know what the reality is. They really have no real way of knowing this since there are 73 different types of Muslims that exist today.

I will be publishing different things about Islaam in a more clear way from now on. In sha Allaah (God willing), since I, myself was born and raised for over 20+ years as a Roman Catholic. I have served in the United States Marine Corps. No, Muslims do not hate America or the West. And most importantly, ISIS, Al Qaeda and Terrorism and Islaam have no similarities. And all of the other statements and feelings being put out there, I would like to clarify to the people out there about what a Muslim really think and feel. In sha Allaah.

A grandmother that competed the Qur’an at age 82!

An Interview with Umm Saalih

A Grandmother Who Completed Memorizing the Qur’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 Qur’aan easy to remember; but is there any that remembers?” Surah 54: 32

Many all over the world memorize the Qur’aan, and it is not strange to see the youth memorizing the Noble Qur’aan and an early age. Al-Hamdulillaah, the One who made the Qur’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 Qur’aan after so many years?”

She said, “I always hoped to memorize the Qur’aan from the time I was young. My father always used to invoke Allaah for me to become one of the memorizers of the Qur’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 Qur’aan.

Q2: “Tell us about your journey with the Noble Qur’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 Qur’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 Qur’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 Qur’aan. She has a little left, In Shaa Allaah Ta’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 Qur’aan to their children and learning it themselves.

Q5: “After finishing the Noble Qur’aan, don’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 Qur’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 Qur’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 Ni’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 didn’t go through this and I made myself busy with a great task and a great objective.

Q7: “Didn’t you think at one point, to join one of the circles focusing on teaching the Noble Qur’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 don’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 Qur’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-Da’wah Magazine, no.1552, 17th of Rabee’ Al-Awwal 1417,corresponding to Aug 1, 1996.

Eclipse Prayer

The fifth question of Fatwa no. 9527

Q 5: How many Rak‘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 Rak‘ahs (units of Prayer). Recitation in both Salahs (Prayers) is performed out loud. In each Rak‘ah, there are two Ruku‘s (bowing), the second of which is always shorter than the first, and there are also two recitations. After the Takbirat-ul-Ihram (saying: “Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]” upon starting Prayer), Surah Al-Fatihah and a long Surah are recited. After the first Ruku‘, Surah Al-Fatihah and a long Surah are recited, which is shorter than the preceding recitation. There are two Sujuds (Prostrations) in each Rak‘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 Ifta’

Deputy Chairman     Chairman

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

Changing diaper and breaking your wudhu

Question:

If one is changing the diaper of a child and he/she touches the private parts of the child, is his wudhu broken?

Answer:

Shaikh Muqbil ibn Haadi al-Waadi’ee rahimahullah was asked:

Question:

Does touching the private parts of a child while washing him break the wudu or not?

Answer:

“What is apparent is that it nullifies wudu because it was reported [in the Hadith]:

ومس الفرج

And touches the private parts

And the private parts include the private parts of the young one and the old”.

[Reference]

Shaikh Fawzan hafidhahullah was asked:

Question:

What is the ruling on touching the private parts of a child, while I am in a state of wudu, when I am washing his private parts or changing his clothes which requires touching his private parts. Does this break the wudu or not?

Answer:

“Yes, touching the private parts of a child, front or back, without a barrier breaks wudu. It is like touching the private part of one who is old due to the statement of the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa salam:

من مس ذكره فليتوضأ

He who touches his private part should perform ablution“

[Saheeh Sunan Abi Dawood no. 181]

[Mu’alafaat al-Fawzan (8/122)]

This is also the opinion of Shaikh Raajihi hafidhahullah.

Translated and Answered by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan

Abu Sulaymaan

Learning Arabic :Kitaab Al Asaasee

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