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Ramadan Reminders
Anis ' 6 July 2014 at 13:33
Ramadan Reminders: 10 Steps to Maximising the Last Ten Days of Ramadan (Important! Please read)

The last ten days of Ramadan are very precious indeed.

Allah’s Messenger used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater extent than at any other time.” (Muslim). Aishah radhiyallahu anha reported that during the last ten days of Ramadan; the Messenger of Allah would wake his wives up during the night and then remain apart from them (that is, being busy in acts of worship). (Bukhari)
Aisha radhiyallahu anha also reported that with the start of the last ten days of Ramadan, the Prophet peace be upon him used to tighten his waist belt (i.e. work hard) and used to pray all the night, and used to keep his family awake for the prayers. (Bukhari)
So we need to tighten all of our belts especially in these last ten days and do as much as we can to thank Allah and worship him and ask him for forgiveness.

Here are some ways that we can all make the best of these precious last ten days of this most blessed month;
Recite the Qur’an abundantly

Both fasting and recitation of the Qur’an in Ramadan act as intercessors with Almighty Allah for the true believer who observes them.

In this respect, the Prophet salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam said,
(Fasting and the Qur’an will intercede on behalf of Allah’s servant on the Day of Judgment. Fasting will say, “O my Lord! I prevented him from food and desires during the day, so accept my intercession for him.” And the Qur’an will say, “O my Lord! I prevented him from sleeping by night, so accept my intercession for him.” The intercession of both will thus be accepted.) [Ahmad]

This is the month of the holy Qur’an so we should strive to recite as much of it as we can especially during the last ten nights of Ramadan as there is a special merit to reciting the Qur’an in the nights of Ramadan. For indeed, the night brings an end to the busy daily affairs, the enthusiasm is roused and the heart and the tongue mount upon reflecting. And Allah is the one in whom we seek assistan

Anas radhiyallahu anhu reports that the prophet peace be upon him said: "Whoever reads the Quran, Allah grants that person ten good deeds for every letter. And for one who hears the Qur’an being recited, Allah grants a good deed for every letter, and such a person will be resurrected among those who will recite and ascend the stages of Jannat."

The reward for reading a letter of the Holy Qur’an in this blessed month is also very much increased so its 70 good deeds or MORE for reading just one letter so lets make the best use of these precious last few days and read as much of the Qur’an as we can!
Strive to gain forgiveness

One should strive and do their utmost to gain the mercy of Allah in these last ten days especially. If one leaves Ramadan without gaining the mercy of Allah then surely they are the most unfortunate ones and are the biggest losers in this world and the next.

Aishah radhiyallahu anha said: “I asked the Messenger of Allah: ‘O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?’ He said: ‘Say: O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.’ “

”Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘annee”/”اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ كَرِيمٌ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي” (Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and Tirmidhi).

Abu Huraira narrated that the Messenger said: “Whoever stands (in prayer) in Laylatul Qadr while nourishing his faith with self-evaluation, expecting reward from Allah, will have all of his previous sins forgiven.” (Bukhari and Muslim).

The best times to ask for forgiveness are just before the time of breaking ones fast and before suhoor (pre-dawn meal) after one reads the Tahajjud prayer. These are the times we should concentrate on repenting the most as these times duas are more readily accepted.

We should sincerely repent for past and present sins with the intention of not repeating them again and ask of Allah Ta’aala to help us prevent ourselves from doing them again and ask Allah to perfect our characters and to help us improve ourselves in everyway possible.
Help your parents

We should always be the best towards our parents at all times and not even say “uff” to them and in Ramadan and in particular the last ten days we should increase ourselves in helping our Parents and being the best towards them and making them happy and smile.

A man asked Prophet Muhammad “What kinds of deeds are best in the sight of God?” He replied, “To pray on time, to be good and kind to parents, and to struggle in the path of God" (Al-Bukhari).

The reward for being good and kind toward one’s parents was mentioned on several occasions by Prophet Muhammad (Saw), emphasizing that those who are obedient to their parents and to God also will be in the highest places in Paradise.

Allah (Glory and Greatness be to Him) mentions in Noble Qur’an;
”And your Lord has commanded that you shall not serve (any) but Him, and goodness to your parents. If either or both of them reach old age with you, say not to them (so much as) “Ugh” nor chide them, and speak to them a generous word. And make yourself submissively gentle to them with compassion, and say: O my Lord! Have compassion on them, as they brought me up (when I was) little." Noble Qur’an (17:23-24)

Prophet Muhammad (Saw) also indicated that the pleasure or anger of Allah is in the pleasure or anger of parents, and that Muslims who are kind to their parents earn forgiveness from Allah. The importance of gaining the pleasure of one’s parents was also emphasized by Prophet Muhammad (Saw) when he said that the earnest prayers of parents for or against their child are always answered by Allah.

So if our parents are angry or unhappy with us then how do we expect our fasts and deeds to be accepted? How do we expect to gain the mercy and forgiveness from Allah? Now is the time to ask our parents to forgive us for any wrongs we have done towards them and any unhappiness we have brought towards them and start from now to make them the happiest so that Allah may be the happiest with us.
Do much Superogatory Prayers (Nafil)

Abu Hurairah reports that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said: “The first thing that the people will be called to account for on the Day of Resurrection will be the prayers. Our Lord will say to the angels although He knows better: ‘Look into the salah of my servant to see if he observed it perfectly or been negligent in it. So if he observed it perfectly it will be recorded to his credit, but if he had been negligent in it in any way, Allah would say: See if My servant has any supererogatory prayers. Then if he has any supererogatory prayers, Allah would say: Make up the deficiency in My servant’s obligatory prayer with his supererogatory prayers.’ Thereafter all his actions will be examined in like manner." (Abu Dawud)

I’ll further write about Nafil prayers in another post.
Increase in Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah)

We should glorify Allah night and day, especially in these last ten days of the blessed month of Ramadan. Remembering Allah much through acts of dhikr brings much peace and tranquillity to the heart. It also gives us a sense of taqwa (fear of allah), a consciousness that makes us realise that Allah Almighty is ever near and that we should always strive to please Him.

”…Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest." (13:28)
”Remembrance of Allah indeed is the greatest virtue." (29:46).
Make much D’ua

We should be very busy in D’ua as much as we can especially in the last ten days and nights of the blessed month of Ramadan. How unfortunate is the one who does not make use of these last ten nights to supplicate to his lord.

We find many reassurances throughout the Quran for those who make Dua.
Allah the Exalted, has said: “And your Lord says: Pray unto me: and I will hear your prayer" (Quran 40:60), "Call upon your Lord Humbly and in secret" (Quran 7:55), "When My servants question thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me" (Quran 2:186), "Is not He (best) who listens to the (soul) distressed when it calls on Him, and who relieves its suffering." (Quran 27:62)

Aisha radhiallaahu anha said, “No believer makes D’ua and it is wasted. Either it is granted here in this world or deposited for him in the Hereafter as long as he does not get frustrated.”

In fact, it is a gaining Allah’s displeasure and anger to never make Dua, “Whosoever does not supplicate to Allah, He will be angry with Him." [Saheeh Jaami`as-Sagheer #2414]

So let us occupy ourselves in much Dua especially the times when it is most readily accepted like just before we break our fasts and also at Tahajjud time. Thos who do not make the best of this opportunity has surely lost out greatly.

Allah Almighty says in the Qur’an;
”When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me." [2:186] The place of duaa is so high to Allah, that the Prophet had said: "Nothing is more honourable to Allah the Most High than du’a."[Sahih al-Jami` no.5268].
He also said: “The most excellent worship is du`a." [Sahih Al-Jami` no. 1133]
Seek out Laylatul Qadr

So valuable is this Night of Qadr that the Quran devotes a special surah to
it “Lailatul Qadr is better than a thousand months” [97:3]
This one night surpasses the value of 30,000 nights. The most authentic account of the occurrence of the Night indicates that it can occur on any one of the last ten, odd numbered nights of Ramadan. We should strive to stay up at least on the odd nights of the last ten days because if we pray on these nights then surely we would have caught this most powerful night and this would mean we would have a reward of 83 YEARS OF WORSHIP!

Want all your life’s previous sins forgiven?
Abu Hurayrah radhiallahu anhu narrated that the Messenger -peace be upon him- said: “Whoever stands (in qiyaam) in Laylat ul-Qadr out of faith and expectation (of Allah’s reward), will have ALL of his previous sins forgiven." (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
Assess and evaluate yourself and make the changes for the rest of the year!

While the practice of fasting during Ramadan is widely followed, the instruction about self-evaluation has largely been forgotten.

Self-evaluation means to assess where you are in life, set goals for the future, and think of what you can do to get there. The process of self-evaluation makes you pro-active in directing your life. Unless we take the initiative our lives will be shaped by circumstances.

We need to assess ourselves and since this month made us prevent ourselves from doing many of the sins we may usually do why should we go back to those sins now that we have stopped or reduced them?

Let us continue with the good habits that we have gained and acquired in Ramadan and take them with us throughout the rest of the year.

If we continue the rest of the year with the evil we committed before Ramadan then know that we are risking the acceptance of all of our fasts and good deeds because Ramadan is not merely just for abstaining from food and evil for just one month but is a time to train ourselves to change for the better in everyway so that we may become god fearing and pious and continue that way the rest of the year.

We should strive to continue the good we have done in Ramadan throughout the year and discontinue the evil that we left before Ramadan and NEVER go back to it.
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Ramadan is so close you can feel the change in atmosphere, Muslims are saying. Neighbours, friends and family are exchanging gifts of dates – and samoosa chutney – wishing each other a Ramadan Mubarak. Everyone, Muslim and non-Muslim – is excited about this blessed month.

It’s the month of the Quraan and countless blessings from Allah SWT. While Muslims in every corner of the globe will be upholding the obligations of the fast, we all experience it differently in our varying climates and depending on the season Ramadan visits us in.

Muslims living in countries in the Northern Hemisphere will be fasting 18 to 21 hour long fasts. Trondheim, Norway for example will be praying Fajr Salaah around 1:39am and Magrhib Salaah at 11:34pm. That’s a fast of almost 22 hours. Alaskan Muslims will also be fasting for most of the day, as will Scandinavian and German Muslims, while Muslims in the United Kingdom will observe an 18 hour fast.

Dawn to sunset in Canada lasts about 16 hours and just over 15 hours in the Saudi Arabian regions.

Muslims in South Africa and Somalia and Australia will fast for just over 12 hours while Muslims in the North of Africa, Pakistan and India will experience 14 to 16 hour fasts.

Many people who will be fasting very long hours say their week days are spent as normal, with the day being spent at work. Some make time after work to catch up on sleep. But Ramadan is recognised as the month of sacrifice and is meant to be a test with as much time being put in ibaadah, many said.

Muslims who live in lands in which the sun does not set during the summer and does not rise during the winter, Greenland for instance, have to perform the five daily prayers in each twenty-four hour period. They should estimate their times based on the nearest country in which the times of the five daily prayers can be distinguished from one another.

Similarly their fasting period is calculated in this way. They can set the time for their fast and determine the beginning and end of Ramadan and the times of starting and breaking the fast each day by the dawn and sunset each day in the closest country in which night can be distinguished from day. The total period must add up to twenty-four hours.

In 2013, a Lebanese man living in the city of Nuuk in Greenland was reported as being the only Muslim in the country fasting for Ramadan. His fast lasted a total of 21 hours. The man, Wassam Azaqeer, has been living in Greenland for many years and runs a restaurant in Greenland. After fasting 21 hours, Wassam has about three hours to prepare for suhur (sehri) and also to offer Maghrib, Isha and Tarawee prayers.

According to reports, while Azaqeer said he was able to return to his homeland for Ramadan he chose to remain in Nuuk during Ramadan because “if [he] left Greenland, there won’t be anyone to fast and pray on this land.”
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Bell The Cat
Anis ' 26 August 2013 at 02:18

There was a grocery shop in a town. Plenty of mice lived in that grocery shop. Food was in plenty for them. They ate everything and spoiled all the bags. They also wasted the bread, biscuits and fruits of the shop. The grocer got really worried. So, he thought "I should buy a cat and let it stay at the grocery. Only then I can save my things." He bought a nice, big fat cat and let him stay there. The cat had a nice time hunting the mice and killing them. The mice could not move freely now. They were afraid that anytime the cat would eat them up. The mice wanted to do something. They held a meeting and all of them tweeted "We must get rid of the cat. Can someone give a suggestion"? All the mice sat and brooded. A smart looking mouse stood up and said, "The cat moves softly. That is the problem. If we can tie a bell around her neck, then things will be fine. We can know the movements of the cat". “Yes, that is answer,” stated all the mice. An old mouse slowly stood up and asked, "Who would tie the bell?" After some moments there was no one there to answer this question.

 

MORAL : Empty solutions are of no worth.

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Distinguishing the True Dawn from the False Dawn

Written by Sheikh Dr. Muḥammed Taqi’l-Dīn al-Hilāli al-Maghribi, raḥimahullāh



Translated by Sheikh Dr Kehlan al-Jubury

With the name of Allāh, The Compassionate, The Merciful

All praise be to Allāh, the one who made happiness in this life and in the Hereafter, specifically for those who follow His straight path, clinging to His book and the Sunnah of his honourable Prophet. May Allāh send salutations upon him, his family, his companions and those who follow him. O Allāh, Lord of the Worlds, make us among them as well!

To proceed:

The most desperate slave in need of the mercy of the Greatest and Ever High, Mūhammed Taqi’l-Dīn, the son of ‘Abd’l-Qādir al-Hilāli says:

I spent my youth and the time after, including some of my old age, in the East and when I returned to Morocco because of the trouble that took place in Iraq in the year 1379 AH (1958), I discovered after a lot of research, checking and repeated observations from those who have good eyesight (and I was with them at that time and able to see the dawn without hardship in those days) that the Moroccan timing for the Fajr Adhān did not agree with the correct Islamic timing. That is because the Mu’adhdhin calls to prayer before the true Islamic dawn. His call at that time does not make Fajr prayer permissible and also does not prohibit eating for the fasting person.

I began giving fatwa according to this and still act upon it to this day. In Ramaḍān from this year 1394 AH (1974), some of our brothers fell into confusion. The reason for this was because a brother – who is a preacher – visited Morocco in Ramaḍān. Some people from those who accompanied him claimed that he said the Islamic dawn was in agreement with the Moroccan dawn timing; but a trustworthy brother known to me told me that the preacher actually found that the difference between the Islamic dawn that can be seen with the eyes and the Moroccan time (observed outside the city, in an open field) was about 13 or 15 minutes (the doubt is from the brother I know).

So this narration is clearly contradictory. If what they said is correct – that the Islamic dawn and the Moroccan dawn are in agreement – then this is a mistake that can be identified by everyone who knows the Islamic dawn and he has eyes that he can see with (it is obvious that in countries where there are a lot of clouds and fog, that the people do not know the dawn, which also includes those who live in the desert but are not keen in such matters).

If one wants to know the Islamic dawn, then he must do two things:

Firstly he must study the Prophet’s (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) statements which differentiate between the false dawn and the true dawn, and then the statements of his companions, the second generation and the great Imams.

Secondly, he has to be from those people who are used to seeing the dawn, such as a Mu’adhdhin or a person who travels a lot in the desert.

To explain the first part, I am writing this book and calling it the explanation of the true dawn and distinguishing it from the false dawn through evidences.

To begin, we must explain what Allāh Almighty said in Sūrat’l-Baqarah, verse 187:

وَكُلُواْ وَاشْرَبُواْ حَتَّى يَتَبَيَّنَ لَكُمُ الْخَيْطُ الأَبْيَضُ مِنَ الْخَيْطِ الأَسْوَدِ مِنَ الْفَجْرِ

“Eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct from the black.”

Ibn Kathīr explained this āyah using different statements of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam):

The first Ḥadīth has been narrated in the two authentic books (Bukhāri and Muslim) from the narration of al-Qāsim from ‘Ā’ishah that the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Let the Adhān of Bilāl not prevent you from your Suḥūr (pre-dawn meal) because he calls it in the night, so eat and drink until you hear the Adhān of Ibn Umm Maktūm because he doesn’t call the Adhān until the Fajr starts.” This is the narration of Bukhāri.

We understand from this narration and other narrations with similar meanings that the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to have two people giving the Adhān during Ramaḍān: one of them who could see, which was Bilāl, and the other was a blind man known as Ibn Umm Maktūm. The Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) had appointed the Mu’adhdhin who could see to alert the people that the dawn was close and it used to be done at night, i.e. before the start of the Fajr, whereas he appointed the blindMu’adhdhin to call for Fajr after the Fajr began. So what was the intention of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?

If we think about this with deficient minds it would seem apparent to us that the Mu’adhdhin that can see (i.e. Bilāl) should do the last Adhān. He has more right to do so than the blind Mu’adhdhin, because he can see the beginning of dawn with his eyes and call the Adhān on time in order that the people will stop eating and drinking from the beginning of Fajr. The blind Mu’adhdhin should be the one who calls the people during the night so that they will know simply when the dawn is close by.

But the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) did the opposite; he appointed the blindman as the caller of the Adhān to prohibit food and drink and the start of the Ṣalāh. He therefore intended – without doubt – to make things easier for his nation and not harder. So whoever makes things restricted and difficult when Allāh and His Messenger have made then easy and spacious, then he is in the wrong.

The statement of Allāh, subḥānahu wa ta‘ālā“Until it becomes distinct”, is in agreement with the statement of the Prophet because He did not say until the dawn comes out, but He said until you people can see it clearly in a way that no one has doubt about it and the explanation of that will come shortly, in shā Allāh.

In a narration by Bukhāri and Muslim, it states: “…‘so eat and drink until Ibn Umm Maktūm calls the Adhān,’ and he was blind, and would not call the Adhān until it was said to him ‘It’s morning! It’s morning!’”, so reflect upon this meaning if you are among those of understanding.

The second Ḥadīth: Ibn Kathīr said: Imām Aḥmed said: and he mentioned the chain from Qais Ibn Ṭalq from his father that the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The dawn is not that which is vertical in the sky but it is that which is red and horizontal”. This is also narrated by al-Tirmidhi. His narration states: “Eat and drink and don’t worry about the clear vertical (dawn), but eat and drink until you see the red and horizontal (dawn/light).” Then Ibn Kathīr mentioned different narrations from Ibn Jarīr (the Imām of the scholars of Tafsīr), for this Ḥadīth:

The first narration: from Samurah Ibn Jundub that he said: the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do not be deceived by the call of Bilāl, wait until the dawn ‘explodes’.”

The second narration: from him that the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do not be deceived by the call of Bilāl and do not be deceived by the white column of dawn, until it spreads (across the horizon).”

The third narration is narrated by Muslim in the same way it was narrated by Ibn Jarīr.

The fourth narration which was also from Ibn Jarīr: from Muḥammed Ibn Thawbān who said: The Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The dawn is of two types – one that is like the tail of the Sirḥān which does not prohibit anything, and then the one that spreads across and covers the horizon. This (latter) is the one which permits the prayer and prohibits food.” This is a good Mursal Ḥadīth.

(Muḥammed Taqi’l-Dīn said) The tail of the Sirḥān means the tail of a wolf because it lifts up and becomes vertical, similar to the false dawn.

Another narration from ‘Abd’l-Razzāq with his chain of narration mentions from Ibn ‘Abbās that he said: “There are two dawns. As for the one which is clear in the sky, that doesn’t permit or prohibit anything. But the dawn that lights the top of the mountains is the one that prohibits drinking.”

‘Aṭā’ said: “As for that dawn that is clear and its light goes vertically to the sky, it does not prohibit drinking for the person, and the Ṣalāh is not allowed based on it and the Ḥajj is not missed because of it. But if it is spread across the top of the mountains, then drinking is prohibited and the Ḥajj is missed.” These are authentic chains to Ibn ‘Abbās and ‘Aṭā’, and are similar to other narrations from more than one of the Salaf, may Allāh be merciful to them.

(Muḥammed Taqi’l-Dīn said) The meaning of ‘the Ḥajj being missed’ is that the person who is doing Ḥajj but misses standing at ‘Arafah during the 9th day of Dhu’l-Ḥijjah and he stands during the night before the true Fajr, then his Ḥajj is correct. But if he reaches ‘Arafah after the true dawn then there is no Ḥajj for him in that year.”

Some Aḥādīth from the Jāmi‘ of Imām al-Tirmidhi, with its Explanation by Our Shaykh ‘Abd’l-Raḥmān al-Mubārakpūri, raḥimahullāh:

The first Ḥadīth: al-Tirmidhi said, with his chain from Zayd Ibn Thābit who said: “We had our Suḥūr with the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and then we stood up for Ṣalāh. I asked, “How long was that?” He said, “About 50 verses.”

(Muḥammed Taqi’l-Dīn al-Hilāli said) The Salafi scholar Abu ‘Alī al-Ḥabīb Ibn ‘Alī al-‘Alawi said that he recited 50 verses in two minutes. According to this, the time between the Suḥūr of the Prophet and the Fajr prayer used to be two minutes, or could perhaps be five minutes, but those ignorant of the Sunnah consider eating five minutes before Ṣalāh time as invalidating the fast. This issue will soon increase in clarity, in shā Allāh.

Al-Tirmidhi then said: “There are other narrations in this subject from Ḥudhayfah.”

Abu ‘Īsa (al-Tirmidhi) said: “The Ḥadīth of Zayd Ibn Thābit is sound and authentic, and is acted upon by al-Shāfi‘ī, Aḥmed and Isḥāq. They recommended the delaying of the Suḥūr.”

The second Ḥadīth: al-Tirmidhi said with his chain to Ṭalq Ibn Ali, that the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Eat and drink and don’t worry about the clear and vertical, but eat and drink until you see the red horizontal.”

(Muḥammed Taqi’l-Dīn said) We understand from this Ḥadīth that the false dawn that precedes the true dawn, is pure white and it is goes from the earth to the sky and that does not prohibit eating for a fasting person, nor does it permit the Fajr prayer. The true dawn, which is horizontal across the horizon, with redness, comes before the sunrise and this is the one which prohibits food and permits the prayer.

Our Shaykh explained fifty verses as being medium, not long and not short, and the recitation is also medium, not fast and not slow. He attributed that to al-Ḥāfidh (Ibn Ḥajr).

The third Ḥadīth: our Shaykh said the Ḥadīth of Hudhayfah is narrated by al-Taḥāwī, in his book Sharḥ Ma‘ānī al-Āthār, from the narration of Zirr Ibn Ḥubaysh who said: I had my Suḥūr, and I rushed to the mosque; I passed by the house of Ḥudhayfah, and I entered it. He commanded that his she-camel be milked and a pan to be heated, and he told me, “Eat.” I replied, “I want to fast.” He said, “And I also want to fast.” We ate, and then we drank and then we came to the mosque and offered the prayer that had just started. Ḥudhayfah said, “That’s how the Messenger of Allāh did with me, or that’s how I did with the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam).” I asked, “After the dawn?” He said, “After dawn, but the sun hadn’t risen yet.” This is also narrated by al-Nasā’ī and Aḥmed.

(Muḥammed Taqi’l-Dīn said) We say to the amateur and careless people, what do you say about the fasting of Prophet Mohammed (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam)? Was it valid or invalid?  If you say it was valid then it is now clear that what you previously said is wrong i.e. that it is compulsory to make up your fast if you eat after the Moroccan whistle, although it whistles at night, before the true and even the false Fajr!

Ma‘mar, Sulaymān al-A‘mash, Abu Mijlaz, and al-Ḥakam Ibn ‘Utaybah all said that it is permissible to have Suḥūr as long as the sun doesn’t rise. Their evidence was the Ḥadīth of Ḥudhayfah as mentioned by Imām al-Tirmidhi.

It is narrated from Ibn Jurayj: I said to ‘Aṭā’, “Is it disliked to drink whilst I am at home and I don’t know if the Fajr has started?” He said, “That isn’t a problem, it is a doubt.”  Ibn Abi Shaybah said, “Abu Mu‘āwiyah told us from al-A‘mash from Muslim that he said, “They did not used to consider the dawn as your dawn; they used to consider the dawn which filled the houses and roads.”

Ma‘mar used to delay his Suḥūr so much that the ignorant claimed his fast was invalid. Sa‘īd Ibn Manṣūr, Ibn Abi Shaybah and Ibn al-Mundhir narrated from Abu Bakr al-Ṣiddīq, with numerous chains, that he ordered the door to be closed so that he did not see the dawn. Ibn al-Mundhir narrated with an authentic chain from ‘Alī, may Allāh be pleased with him, that he prayed Fajr, then he said, “Now is the time when the black and white threads are distinguished.”

This led Ibn al-Mundhir to say: “Some of them said that the meaning of the whiteness and the blackness of the dawn is when the whiteness spreads in the roads, streets, and houses.”He narrated with an authentic chain from Sālim Ibn ‘Ubayd al-Ashja‘ī (one of the companions of the Prophet) that Abu Bakr said to him, “Go out and see if the dawn has begun.” I looked and then came to him and told him, “It has become white and clear.” Then he said, “Go out and see if the dawn has begun.” I looked and replied, “It has become horizontal.” Then Abu Bakr said, “Now give me my drink.”

He narrated from Wakī‘ from al-A‘mash, who said, “If I was not afraid that I would become famous, I would pray Fajr then have my Suḥūr.” This is in (the books) ‘Umdat’l-Qārī and Fatḥ’l-Bārī.

Ibn Ḥazm in al-Muḥalla said: It is not obligatory, neither in Ramaḍān, nor at any other time except when the second dawn becomes clear, and as long as it doesn’t become clear then eating and drinking and intercourse is permissible. This is all in the case of the one who is in doubt that the dawn hasn’t begun, or if he is sure that it has not begun.

Then he mentioned the verse of Sūrat’l-Baqarah that we mentioned earlier. He said after that, and I quote, “Because Allāh Almighty made it permissible to have intercourse, eat and drink until we see clearly the dawn, Allāh Almighty didn’t say until the Fajr begins, and he didn’t say until you have doubts about the Fajr. So it is not permissible for anyone to say or obligate the fast unless it becomes clear to that person.”

Then Abu Muḥammed (Ibn Ḥazm) said: “It is narrated with an authentic chain, that eating after the beginning of the dawn is permissible as long as the person who intends to fast has not clearly seen it.”

Then he mentioned with a chain to Zirr Ibn Ḥubaysh that he said to Ḥudhayfah, “What time did you have your Suḥūr with the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam)? He replied, “It was during the day but the sun had not come out yet.”

He also narrated, with his chain to Abu Hurayrah that he said, “The Messenger of Allāh peace be upon him said, “If any of you hear the call to Ṣalāh and the cup in his hand, he should not put it down until he is full from it.” Then Ibn Hazm narrated with his chain from Abu Bakr al-Ṣiddīq that he said, “If two men look at the dawn and one of them has doubt, they should both eat until both of them clearly see it.”

He also narrated with his chain, to Sālim Ibn ‘Ubayd that he said, “Abu Bakr used to say to me, “Stand up between me and the dawn until I have my Suḥūr.”

Sālim Ibn ‘Ubayd is al-Ashja‘ī from the city of al-Kūfah and from the companions of the Messenger (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and this is one of the most authentic chains possible.

Then he (Ibn Ḥazm) narrated, with his chain from Abu Qilābah that Abu Bakr Al-Ṣiddīq used to say, “Close the door until we have our Suḥūr.” Then he narrated from Ḥammād Ibn Salamah from Abu Hurayrah, that he heard the call to the prayer whilst a cup was in his hand and he said, “I acquired it by the Lord of the Ka‘bah.”

He then narrated from Ibn Jarīr, from Ibn ‘Abbās, that he said, “Allāh permits drinking as long as you have doubts.” Then Ibn Ḥazm narrated from ‘Ikrimah that Ibn ‘Abbās said, “I have doubts by Allāh, give me something to drink.” And he drank.

Then he narrated with his chain from Makḥūl al-Azdī, that he said, “Ibn ‘Umar took a container of Zamzam and said to two men, “Has the dawn begun?” One of them said, ‘It has began,’ and the other said, ‘No it hasn’t,’ so Ibn ‘Umar drank.

He narrated with his chain, from Ḥabbān Ibn al-Ḥārith that he had his Suḥūr with ‘Alī Ibn Abi Ṭālib and both of them intended to fast, and after he finished he told the Mu’adhdhin to do the Iqāmah for the Ṣalāh.

He also narrated with his chain from Ibn Abi Shaybah from ‘Āmir Ibn Maṭar that he said, “I came to ‘Abdullāh Ibn Mas‘ūd, in his house, and he took out for us his leftover Suḥūr. We had our Suḥūr with him and the Ṣalāh started. We came out and we prayed with him.”

Also from Khubayb Ibn ‘Abd’l-Raḥmān that he said, “I heard from my aunty that she accompanied the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and that he said, “Ibn Umm Maktūm used to call to the Ṣalāh at night, so eat and drink until Bilāl calls it. And Bilāl sometimes calls at night so eat and drink until Ibn Umm Maktūm calls it.” One of them used to come down and the other used to come up, and she said, “We used to hold on to him asking him to wait until we had eaten our Suḥūr.”

It is narrated from Muḥammed Ibn ‘Alī Ibn Ḥusayn: “Eat until the Fajr become clear to you.”

It is narrated from al-Ḥasan: “Continue to eat as long as you are in doubt.”

It is narrated from Ibn Mijlaz: “The high (light in the sky) is the false dawn but the true one is clear and horizontal.”

It is narrated from Ibrahīm al-Nakhaʿī: “The horizontal and red (light) permits the prayer and forbids food.”

It is narrated from Ibn Jurayj that he said to ‘Aṭā’, “Do you dislike it if I drink whilst I am at home and I am not sure if the Fajr has begun?” He said, “There is no problem with that. This is a matter of doubt.”

On the authority of Ibn Abi Shayba who said, “Abu Mu‘āwiyah told us while we were with al-A‘mash, on the authority of Muslim, that he said, “They were not considering the Fajr as your Fajr; they consider the Fajr when it fills the houses and streets.”

It is narrated from Abu Wā’il, that he had his Suḥūr and he went to the mosque and the Ṣalāh has started.

It is narrated from Ma‘mar, that he delayed the Suḥūr so much, that the ignorant would say that his fast was invalid.

‘Alī (Ibn Hazm) said, “We have mentioned in this subject those who had their Suḥūr thinking it is night but it was day and they did not believe that they had to make it up.”

Abu Bakr, ‘Umar, ‘Alī, Ibn ‘Umar, Ibn ‘Abbās, Abu Hurayrah, Ibn Mas‘ūd, Hudhayfah, the Aunt of Khubayb, Zayd Ibn Thābit and Sa‘d Ibn Abi Waqqāṣ are eleven Companions – it is not known from any other of the Companions that they differed with them on this, may Allāh be pleased with all of them. The only thing we see is a weak narration on the authority of Makḥūl from Abu Sa‘īd al-Khudri but they never met one another (thus the narration is weak), and also on the authority of Yaḥyā al-Jazārī from Ibn Mas‘ūd but they also never met one another.

From the Tābi‘īn (the second successive generation after the Prophet) in support of the above: Muḥammed Ibn ‘Alī, Abu Majliz, Ibrāhīm, Muslim, the students of Ibn Mas‘ūd, ‘Aṭā’, al-Ḥasan al-Baṣrī, al-Ḥakam Ibn ‘Utaybah, Mujāhid, ‘Urwah Ibn al-Zubayr and Jābir Ibn Zayd.

The Sunan of Abu Dāwūd and its Explanation

Abu Dāwūd said, “On the authority of ‘Abdullāh Ibn Sawādah al-Qushayrī, from his father who said, “I heard Samurah Ibn Jundub giving a speech saying, “The Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Let the Adhān of Bilāl not prevent you from your Suḥūr, nor the whiteness of the horizon which is like this i.e. vertical, until it spreads across everywhere (yastaṭīr).”

This was also narrated by Muslim and al-Nasā’ī. Al-Khaṭṭābī said, “The meaning of yastaṭīr is when the dawn covers the horizon and its light spreads there.

 

The poet said:

وهان على سراة بني لؤي … حريق بالبويرة مستطير

It was easy to the sons of Lu’ay … A Mustaṭīr (spread) flame in al-Buwayrah

Abu Dāwūd also narrated from ‘Abdullāh Ibn Mas‘ūd that he said, “The Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Let not the Adhān of Bilāl prevent you from your Suḥūr because he calls the Adhān in order that those of you who are awake (and praying) can now rest and those who are asleep can wake up; and the dawn is not like this. Yaḥya al-Qaṭṭān put his hands together and he pointed with his two fingers.” This is narrated by al-Bukhāri and Muslim.

‘Adīyy Ibn Hātim narrated that when this āyah was revealed: “Eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct from the black,” he said, “I took black and white threads, and I put them under my pillow, and I looked and I couldn’t distinguish between them. I mentioned that to the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and he laughed, and said, “Your pillow must be so wide and long then! This is referring to the night and the day.”

‘Uthmān Ibn Abi Shaybah said, “It is the darkness of the night, and whiteness of the day.” This is narrated by al-Bukhāri, Muslim, al-Tirmidhi and al-Nasā’ī.

Shaykh Shams’l-Dīn Ibn’l-Qayyim raḥimahullāh said: This hadith was criticised by Ibn al-Qaṭṭān who he said that there is some doubt in the continuity of its chain. He said that because Ibn Dāwūd said that ‘Abd’l-A‘lā Ibn al-Hammāl, said, I think, “On the authority of Ḥammād, from Muḥammed Ibn ‘Amr from Abu Hurayrah and then he mentioned the Ḥadīth.”

Al-Nasā’ī narrated from Zirr that he said: We said to Ḥudhayfah, “What time did you have your Suḥūr with the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?” He said, “It was daytime but the sun had not come out yet.”

There are different opinions in this matter.

The first opinion has been articulated by Isḥāq Ibn Rāhway who narrated from Wakī‘ that he heard al-A‘mash say, “If I was not afraid of becoming famous, I would pray Fajr then have my Suḥūr.” Then Isḥāq mentioned from Abu Bakr al-Ṣiddīq and Ḥudhayfah similar to that, and then he said, “They did not used to see any difference between the time for eating and the time for the obligatory prayer.” This is the end of Isḥāq’s statement. This has also been narrated from Ibn Mas‘ūd. (So in summary, the first opinion is that one can eat and drink until just after Fajr has actually started, and not just that the time has “begun”, but after the adhan and iqamah etc.)

The second opinion: most of the scholars are of the opinion that one is to stop the Suḥūr by the beginning of Fajr, and this is the opinion of the four Imams and most of the scholars of different countries and something of similar meaning has been narrated by ‘Umar and Ibn ‘Abbās.

The people with the first opinion have used the statement of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam), “And eat and drink until Ibn Umm Maktūm gives the Adhān.” It is known that he was not giving the Adhān until Fajr had already begun. That is in al-Bukhāri and in some narrations it states: “He was a blind man and he was not giving the Adhān until it was said to him that, ‘The Fajr has begun! The Fajr has begun!’”

These people say the day begins when the sun rises (meaning that one can eat into the Fajr time).

The majority on the other hand used the verse: “Eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct from the black.” Also the statement of Muḥammed (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam), “Eat and drink until Ibn Umm Maktūm gives the Adhān,” and his statement, “There are two Fajrs: the first one does not prohibit food and does not permit the prayer and the second prohibits food and permits the prayer.”Narrated by al-Bayhaqi in his Sunan.

They also said that the Ḥadīth of Ḥudhayfah is faulty and that the fault is that it is Mawqūf (a statement of a Companion alone), and that is Zirr is the one who had hisSuḥūr with Ḥudhayfah. This was mentioned by al-Nasā’ī.

End of statement from Ibn’l-Qayyim.

(Muḥammed Taqi’l-Dīn said) I don’t agree with that, because Ḥudhayfah said, “That’s how I did it with the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam)” and this is Marfū‘ (a statement/event elevated to the Prophet).

Conclusion

Out of all these Ḥadīths, we give Fatwa based on the middle opinion: that the true dawn which prohibits food on the fasting person and permits the prayer is as the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: the red dawn, the one that whose whiteness is mixed with some redness and is horizontal in the horizon. It is the one which fills the houses and streets and the people do not differ between them about it, and all people can identify it. Any other dawn such as the one identified by the Moroccans is false, it doesn’t prohibit food on the fasting person and doesn’t permit the Fajr prayer.

We usually delay our Fajr prayer more than half an hour after the Moroccan time, until we can see the true dawn. This is what we worship Allāh with and Allāh says the truth and He guides us to the straight path. We ask Allāh to show us the truth as truth and to help us to follow it and to show us the falsehood as falsehood and to help us to avoid it.

And all praise is due to the Lord of the Worlds.

I finished writing this before noon, Saturday the 4th of Shawwāl 1394 (1974) after the migration of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

Translated by Kehlan Al-Jubury, Manchester, Monday, 25 June 2012



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L'Islam  n'a pas besoin des innovations des autres, que ce soit la fête des mères ou autres choses. Les enseignements islamiques sur le respect dû aux mères suffisent et les musulmans n’ont pas besoin d'une fête pour respecter et honorer leur mère.

Fatwas des savants
1/ fatwa émise par la Commission Permanente pour les Recherches Scientifiques et l’Ifta :
« Louange à Allah, que la paix et les bénédictions soient sur Son Messager,sur sa famille et l’ensemble de ses Compagnons.
Premièrement : L'Aïd est un nom donné à un événement récurrent durant lequel les gens se rencontrent, que ce soit annuellement, mensuellement ou hebdomadairement. L'Aïd répond à un certain nombre de critères : un jour qui se répète comme l'Aïd-el-fitr ou le vendredi (prière du vendredi), la collecte d’aumône en ce jour, les actes de culte qui sont effectués spécialement.
Deuxièmement : Tout ce qui se fait ce jour-là (NDT : ici l’auteur ne parle pas des deux Aïds des musulmans) comme rites, actes d'adoration ou de recueillement faits dans l’intention d’obtenir une récompense ou qui consistent en une imitation des peuples de l'époque antéislamique ou des groupes similaires mécréants est un acte d'innovation (Bidaâ) interdit et est inclus dans le sens général du hadith dans lequel le Prophète () a dit : «Quiconque ajoute à notre affaire (NT : c’est-à-dire à notre religion) ce qui n’en fait pas partie, verra son ajout rejeté.» (Rapporté par Al-Boukhari et Mouslim).
Les exemples suivant rentrent dans cette catégorie (l’innovation) : la célébration de l’anniversaire du Prophète Mohammed, , (Mawlid), la fête des mères et les fêtes nationales.
Le premier cas rentre dans la catégorie de l’innovation car c’est un acte d’adoration qu’Allah n’a pas prescrit et parce qu'il implique l'imitation des chrétiens et autres mécréants.
Les deuxième et troisième cas sont tout simplement une imitation des infidèles.
Quant aux occasions destinées par exemple à organiser un travail qui va dans le meilleur intérêt de la communauté, comme la ‘’semaine de la circulation’’ ou les sessions de formation pour les employés qui n’incluent pas d’actes de culte, elles ne sont pas comprises dans la catégorie des innovations en matière de religion et ne rentrent pas dans le cadre du hadith où le Prophète () a dit : «Quiconque ajoute à notre affaire (NT : c’est-à-dire à notre religion) ce qui n’en fait pas partie, verra son ajout rejeté.», il n'y a rien ne mal dans ces dernières occasions, elles ne sont simplement pas prescrites directement par un texte.
Allah est la Source de la force. Puisse Allah bénir et saluer notre Prophète Mohammed, , sa famille et ses Compagnons. »
Commission Permanente pour les Recherches Scientifiques, Fatawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 3/59, 61
 
2/ Autre fatwa émise par la même Commission
« Il n'est pas permis de célébrer la soi-disant fête des mères et qui est une fête innovée car le Prophète () a dit : « Quiconque ajoute à notre affaire (NT : c’est-à-dire à notre religion) ce qui n’en fait pas partie, verra son ajout rejeté.»
Ni le Prophète (), ni ses Compagnons (Radhia Allahou Anhoum), ni les ancêtres pieux (parmi les premières générations) de la Oumma n’ont célébré la soit disant fête des mères. Il ne s'agit donc que d'une innovation en matière de religion et d’une imitation  pure et simple des mécréants. » Fatwa de la Commission Permanente, 3 / 86
 
3/ Cheikh Abdelaziz ibn Baz a dit :
« J'ai lu l'article publié dans le journal al-Nadwah du 30/11/1384 AH, intitulé Takreem al-Umm… wa Takreem al-Usrah (Honorons nos mères et nos familles), et j'ai trouvé que son auteur approuvait en certains points le fait que l'Occident ai désigné un jour particulier de l’année pour célébrer la fête des mères. Mais il a souligné quelque chose de très important qui est ignoré par ceux qui veulent mettre en place cette fête : la douleur et le chagrin qu’éprouvent les enfants qui ont perdu leurs mères quand ils voient leurs pairs rendre hommage à leur mère par la célébration de cette fête. Il a suggéré que cette célébration devrait honorer toute la famille et a expliqué que l'Islam n'a pas prescrit une telle fête parce que la loi islamique enjoint d’honorer sa mère dans tout lieu et en tout moment.
L'auteur a bien fait en expliquant pourquoi une telle fête n'est pas prescrite dans l'Islam  et de souligner cet aspect négatif, beaucoup n'en n’avait pas conscience. Il ne fait toutefois pas ressortir les innovations impliquées allant à l'encontre des textes clairs rapportés du Messager de l'Islam  (), du préjudice que cela engendre ou du fait que c'est une imitation des polythéistes et des mécréants. C’est par ces quelques mots que je voulais faire remarquer à l'auteur et aux autres, l'innovation dans la religion qu’implique cet acte (NDT : célébrer la fête des mères) qui a été introduit par les ennemis de l'Islam et les ignorants dans le but de lui nuire, d’éloigner les gens du véritable message de l'Islam, de jeter la confusion et de diviser. Personne ne connait l’étendue des dégâts et les répercussions occasionnées par cette corruption en dehors d'Allah, exalté soit-Il.
Il est prouvé dans un hadith authentique rapporté du Messager d'Allah () qu’il a mis en garde contre les innovations en matière de religion et contre l'imitation des ennemis d'Allah : les Juifs, les chrétiens, les polythéistes et autres. Par exemple, il () a dit : "Quiconque ajoute à notre affaire (NT : c’est-à-dire à notre religion) ce qui n’en fait pas partie, verra son ajout rejeté." Selon une version de Mouslim : " Quiconque accomplit un acte pour lequel un ordre de notre part n’a pas été donné, son acte sera rejeté."
Cela signifie que qu'elle sera rejetée et sera renvoyé à celui qui l'a introduite. Le Prophète () disait dans sa prière du vendredi (sermon du vendredi) : « La meilleure des paroles est celle du Livre d'Allah et la meilleure des voies est celle de Mohammed. La pire des choses est celle qui est innovée et toute innovation est un égarement. » Ce hadith est rapporté par Mouslim dans son Sahih. Il ne fait aucun doute que de cibler un jour spécial dans l'année pour y célébrer et honorer les mères ou les membres de la famille est un des actes nouvellement introduits (innovation) et n'a pas été ordonné ou accompli par le Messager d'Allah () ou par ses nobles Compagnons. Il faut que nous nous abstenons de la fêter et nous devons mettre en garde les gens contre ça, nous devons nous contenter de ce qu'Allah et Son Messager, , ont prescrit.
Nous avons noté plus haut que l'auteur de l’article a déclaré que la charia islamique enjoignait le respect des mères et commandait de les respecter tout le temps. Il a raison sur ce point. Les musulmans doivent se contenter de ce qu'Allah a prescrit, Il leur ordonne d'honorer et de vénérer leurs mères, de les traiter avec bonté, de leur obéir quand elles demandent de faire le bien et d'éviter les points contre lesquels Allah mis en garde car ils mènent à l’innovation, l'imitation des ennemis d'Allah ou l’approbation de leurs innovations. Cet ordre ne s'applique pas seulement aux mères, Allah a ordonné aux musulmans d'honorer et de respecter les deux parents, de les traiter avec douceur, de maintenir des liens de parenté avec tous les membres de la famille. Allah a mis en garde contre la désobéissance des parents et la rupture des liens de parenté, mais Il a distingué la mère plus particulièrement quant à ses droits, car c’est elle qui prend le plus soin de l'enfant et parce que les épreuves qu'elle a à supporter sont plus grandes. Allah dit (interprétation du sens) : « et ton Seigneur a décrété : “n'adorez que Lui ; et (marquez) de la bonté envers les père et mère : si l'un d'eux ou tous deux doivent atteindre la vieillesse auprès de toi ; alors ne leur dis point : “Fi ! ” Et ne les brusque pas, mais adresse-leur des paroles respectueuses. » (Coran: 17/23)
«Nous avons commandé à l'homme [la bienfaisance envers] ses père et mère ; sa mère l'a porté [subissant pour lui] peine sur peine : son sevrage a lieu à deux ans. Sois reconnaissant envers Moi ainsi qu'envers tes parents. Vers Moi est la destination. »   (Coran : 31/14)
« Si vous détournez, ne risquez-vous pas de semer la corruption sur terre et de rompre vos liens de parenté ? Ce sont ceux-là qu'Allah a maudits, a rendus sourds et a rendu leurs yeux aveugles. » (Coran : 47/22-23) 
Abou Bakrata, qu'Allah soit satisfait de lui, a rapporté que le Prophète () a dit trois fois de suite: « Voulez-vous que je vous dise quels sont les plus grands péchés? » « Oui, ô Messager d’Allah, dirent-ils ». « Le polythéisme (donner à Allah un associé) dit-Il, et l’ingratitude envers les parents ». Il, sur lui la paix et le salut se mit assis alors qu’Il était adossé et se mis à répéter : « Et le faux témoignage » au point que nous avions désiré qu’Il se taise. (Boukhari et Mouslim)
 
Dans un autre hadith authentique, un homme dit au Prophète () : «Ô Messager d'Allah, qui parmi les gens sont ceux qui plus méritent le plus ma bonne compagnie ?" Il lui répondit dit : "Ta mère." L’homme demanda : «Puis qui ?» Il lui répondit de nouveau : "Ta mère." Il redemanda alors : "Puis qui ? " Il répondit de même : "Ta mère." Il demanda : "Et qui encore ?" Il répondit alors : «Ton père puis le plus proche et le plus proche." »
Le Prophète () a dit : « Nul de ceux qui coupent les liens de parenté n’entreront au paradis». Et il a été rapporté dans un hadith authentique que le Prophète () a dit : « Quiconque souhaite voir sa situation améliorée et souhaite que sa vie soit longue, qu'il entretienne ses liens de parenté. »
Il ya de nombreux et célèbres versets et hadiths qui parlent d'honorer les parents, qui prescrivent le maintien des liens de parenté, et qui affirment les droits des mères. Ceux que nous avons cités plus haut sont cependant suffisants. Ils prouvent à celui qui s'interroge sur leurs significations qu'il est obligatoire d'honorer, de respecter et de traiter convenablement les parents ainsi que tous les membres de la famille non pas un jour précis mais tout le temps. Ils nous apprennent que désobéir aux parents et rompre les liens de parenté figurent en bonne place parmi les péchés capitaux et font partie des caractéristiques des pires hommes méritant le châtiment de l'Enfer et la colère d'Allah. Nous demandons à Allah de nous tenir à l'abri de cela.
Une telle attitude est meilleure et donne plus de résultat que cette fête innovée qui consiste à honorer sa mère une seule journée puis à la négliger le restant de l'année, tout en ignorant les droits des pères et des autres membres de la famille. Les grands maux qui en résultent sont évidents pour quiconque est doué de bon sens, sans parler du fait qu’une telle attitude est contraire à la législation d’Allah, le  Sage par excellence et rentre dans le cadre des actes contre lesquels le plus noble de ses Messagers, , nous a mis en garde.
Des innovations semblables à celle-ci sont suivies par beaucoup de gens, elles sont : la célébration de l'anniversaire du Prophète,, l'anniversaire de la date de l'indépendance d’un pays, l'intronisation du roi et la liste est longue. Toutes ces fêtes, cérémonies et célébrations ne sont qu’innovations dans lesquelles se sont engouffrés les musulmans en imitant les autres, à savoir les ennemis d'Allah, et en ignorant  la mise en garde faite par l’Islam et l'interdiction dont elles font l’objet. Cela confirme le hadith authentique dans lequel le Messager d'Allah () a dit: «Vous allez certainement suivre les voies de ceux qui sont venus avant vous, étapes par étapes, jusqu'à ce que même s'ils entrent dans le trou d'un lézard, vous les suivrez. » Les Compagnons demandèrent alors : " Ô Messager d'Allah (veux-tu dire) les juifs et les chrétiens ? " Il répondit : "Qui d'autre ?"» Selon une autre version : « Ma communauté suivra les traces de ceux qui l'ont précédé, empan par empan, coudée par coudée." Il fut interrogé : " Ô Messager d'Allah, les Perses et les Romains ? " Il répondit : " Qui d'autre? "»  
Ce que le plus véridique des hommes () a annoncé est arrivé, le fait que les membres de sa communauté - sauf ceux parmi eux qu’Allah a voulu épargner – ont suivi ceux qui sont venus avant eux (les juifs, les chrétiens, les mages et autres mécréants) dans plusieurs de leurs caractéristiques et leurs actions, au point que l'Islam est  devenu étrange, la valeur de ses enseignements comme la morale moins appréciée aux yeux de beaucoup que les actions des mécréants, le faux est devenu vérité et la vérité est devenue le faux, l’ignorance sa Sunna s’est généralisée et l’innovation est devenue la voie suivie par beaucoup de gens qui se sont détournés de la noble morale et des bonnes œuvres enseignées par l'Islam .
«…Certes nous sommes à Allah, et c'est à Lui que nous retournerons » [Al-Baqara 2:156]
Nous demandons à Allah de faciliter aux musulmans la compréhension de leur religion, d'améliorer leur situation, d’orienter leur dirigeants, d'aider leurs savants et leurs écrivains à propager Sa Parole, à enseigner la foi pure et à mettre les musulmans engarde contre les innovations qui ternissent la réputation de Sa religion et égarent les gens, Il est certes Capable de tout. Puisse Allah bénir et saluer Son serviteur et Messager Mohammed,, sa famille, ses Compagnons, ceux qui suivent sa voie et adhérent à sa Sunna jusqu'au Jour du Jugement.  (Madjmou 'fatawa Cheikh Ibn Baz, 5 / 189)
 
4/ Shaykh Saleh al-Fawzan a dit : « Les questions qui impliquent l'imitation des mécréants comprennent le fait de les imiter dans le culte et de les imiter dans leur croyances comme d’édification des statuts, des sanctuaires sur les tombes et l’exagération dans la construction de ces dernières.
Le Prophète () a dit : "Puisse la malédiction d'Allah s’abattre sur les juifs et les chrétiens, car ils ont pris les tombes de leurs prophètes comme lieux de culte."
Il a aussi dit que si un homme pieux parmi eux venait à mourir, ils construisaient un lieu de culte autour sa tombe, le décoraient avec des images ou des portraits du défunt et qu’ils étaient certes les plus mauvaises créatures de l'humanité.
On rencontre de nombreuses actions qui s'apparentent à du polythéisme majeur en raison de l'exagération concernant les sépultures et de l'imitation des juifs et des chrétiens.
Ceci comprend aussi l’imitation dans leur polythéiste et leurs fêtes innovées comme les célébrations du Mawlid (l'anniversaire du Messager d'Allah (), les anniversaires des présidents et des rois. Certaines de ces innovations ou de ces fêtes polythéistes portent des noms comme «jour de …» ou «semaine de …», telles que la journée nationale, la fête des mères et ainsi de suite. Toutes ces innovations ont été introduites par des infidèles, car dans l'Islam  il n'existe que deux fêtes : l'Aïd Al Fitr et l'Aïd Al Ad’ha. Tout le reste n’est qu’innovation en matière de religion et imitation des mécréants. Les musulmans doivent se méfier de cela et ne doivent se laisser influencer par le grand nombre de soi-disant musulmans, ignorants les vrais enseignements de l'Islam, qui les pratiquent ; certains le font par ignorance mais d’autres le font volontairement en sachant que ceci va à l’encontre des préceptes de l’Islam, ce qui est encore plus grave.
«  En effet, vous avez dans le Messager d'Allah un excellent modèle [à suivre], pour quiconque espère en Allah et au Jour dernier et invoque Allah fréquemment. »  (Coran : 33/21)
Texte tiré d'un sermon intitulé al-Hathth 'ala al-Mukhaalifat (Exhortation à se différencier des mécréants)
 
5/ Cheikh Mohammed ibn Salih al-Outhaymine a été interrogé sur le statut de la célébration de la fête des mères. Il a répondu :
« Toutes les fêtes qui vont à l'encontre de celles prescrites par l'Islam  sont des innovations qui n'étaient pas connues du temps des ancêtres pieux. Ces fêtes sont celles des non-musulmans, ce qui revient à dire qu’elles ne sont qu’innovations et qu’elles entraînent l'imitation des ennemis d'Allah. Les fêtes islamiques sont bien connues par les musulmans, à savoir l'Aïd Al Fitr et l'Aïd Al Ad’ha et le jour du vendredi. Il n'y a pas d'autres fêtes en Islam  en dehors de ces trois là. Toutes ces fêtes qui ont été introduites en dehors de celles-ci doivent être rejetées et sont fausses selon la loi d'Allah ; le Prophète () a dit : « Quiconque ajoute à notre affaire (NT : c’est-à-dire à notre religion) ce qui n’en fait pas partie, verra son ajout rejeté», c'est à dire qu'elle sera rejetée sur lui et ne sera pas acceptée par Allah.
Selon une autre version : « Quiconque accomplit un acte pour lequel un ordre de notre part n’a pas été donné, son acte sera rejeté»
Une fois ceci est claire, il devient donc évident que célébrer la fête mentionnée dans la question, qui est connue sous le nom de la ‘’fête des mères’’, n’est pas permis tout comme et il n'est pas permis d'introduire l'un des symboles de ces jours fériés, comme l’expression de la joie, du bonheur ou la distribution de cadeaux et ainsi de suite. Le musulman se doit d’être fier de sa religion et de respecter les limites fixées par Allah à Ses serviteurs, sans rien y ajouter ou retrancher. En outre, le musulman ne doit pas être faible et mou, en suivant la première personne qui passe en faisant du bruit : il doit former son caractère en fonction de la loi d'Allah, afin qu'il soit un meneur non un mené sans caractère, ainsi il deviendra un exemple pour sa communauté ! La loi d'Allah – qu’Allah soit loué - est parfaite dans tous ses aspects, comme le dit Allah dans le Noble Coran (sens du verset):
«Aujourd'hui, J'ai parachevé pour vous votre religion, et accompli sur vous Mon bienfait. Et J'agrée l'Islam  comme religion pour vous. »  (Coran : 5/3)
Les mères méritent plus que d'être honorées en un seul et unique jour de l'année, les mères ont des droits sur leurs enfants. Ces derniers doivent s'occuper d'elles, prendre soin d'elles et leur obéir aussi longtemps que cela n’entraine pas une désobéissance à Allah.
Fatawa Islam iyya, 1 / 124; Madjmou 'fatawa Cheikh Ibn Outhaymine, 2 / 301, 302
 
6/ Cheikh Al Islam Ibn Taïmiya a dit dans son commentaire sur un sujet similaire :
« La perfection de la loi islamique doit être évidente pour vous, vous devez être capable de comprendre une partie de la sagesse qui émane des ordres d'Allah et ainsi vous vous différencieriez des non-musulmans, de leurs principes, de sorte que cette différence devienne une protection contre les pièges tendus par le mal. Si une femme musulmane ou des enfants demandent au chef de famille de faire une de ces choses (NDT : les fêtes), il lui convient de leur rappeler les fêtes prescrites par l'Islam  et d'être généreux à leur égard en ces occasions, de sorte qu'ils ne cherchent plus d'autres occasions à fêter. Si les membres de sa famille ne l'acceptent pas, alors sachez qu’il n'y a de puissance et de force qu'en Allah. Celui qui ne satisfait pas sa famille (dans la désobéissance) mais (dans l’obéissance), Allah fera en sorte que sa famille finira par l’aimer et comprendre la sagesse de sa position. Que l'homme sage se méfie de succomber aux désirs des femmes concernant ces questions. Dans les deux Sahih il a été rapporté que Oussama Ibn Zaïd a dit: « Le Messager d'Allah () a dit : «Je n'ai pas laissé derrière moi une tentation plus préjudiciable aux hommes que la (la tentation) des femmes. » La plupart des maux causés aux rois et aux états ont pour origine le fait d'obéir à des femmes. Dans Sahih Al-Boukhari, Abou Baker a dit : « Le Messager d'Allah () a dit : " Ne réussira pas un peuple qui a mis une femme à sa tête.»
 Le Prophète() a dit aux mères des croyants, quand elles contestèrent auprès de lui le fait qu’il désigné Abou Bakr pour diriger la prière: «Vous êtes celles qui ont tenté d’induire Yousouf  en erreur.», ce qui signifie que la nature des femmes est de venir déranger le sage avec leurs questions. Comme il le dit dans un autre hadith : « Je n'ai jamais vu quelqu'un manquer autant de motivation, d'engagement religieux et de plus déroutant pour un homme prudent, que l'une de vous. »
Un savant a dit : « L’homme doit faire pour améliorer  la situation de sa femme et implorer Allah afin qu’Ill’aide dans sa tâche. »
Enfin le Prophète () a dit : « Celui qui imite un peuple en fait partie. » Madjmou al-fatawa, 25/324-326
 
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Allaah Almighty bestows favors and grants bounties upon His slaves, during all times, to help expiate their sins, elevate their ranks and make up for their shortcomings. Allaah Almighty legislated for us a month during which we observe fasting, another which we perform pilgrimage in, and one or two extra days to fast during the remaining months. He also legislated prayer during the night and the Witr prayer, the Ud’hiyah (‘Eed sacrifice), and the 'Aqeeqah, (birth sacrifice) and many other virtuous deeds. All of these are ways of opening different channels for righteous deeds and methods to energize us by shifting from one form of worship to another, and therefore, not become weary, but continue to worship Allaah Almighty. This is indeed a great favor from Allaah upon us.

Moreover, we find that any act of worship which causes the people to come closer to Allaah Almighty is mentioned in His Book or in the Sunnah of His Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ). The problem is in those people who try to come close to Allaah and gain His reward by looking outside these two sources, and thus, divert from the right path.

The Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said during his farewell pilgrimage, “I have left with you that, which if you adhere to, you will never go astray, the Book of Allaah".

And Allaah Says (what means): "… And whatever the Messenger has given you – take; and what he has forbidden you – refrain from. And fear Allaah; indeed, Allaah is severe in penalty." [Quran: 59:7]

Allaah Almighty dispraised the Arabs during the pre-Islamic period because they interfered in that which they had no right in, and started changing what is lawful to unlawful, and what is unlawful to lawful, and recommending that which Allaah Almighty did not. They used to shift around the times of the sacred months and change the names of the months because they did not want to wait for this long period to finish.

Ibn Katheer  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said, “Dealing with the legislations of Allaah with one's corrupt mind and reasoning, and changing the rulings of Allaah according to their desires, and deeming lawful what is unlawful, were some of the things for which Allaah dispraised the disbelievers.”

The Arabs had also forbidden upon themselves slaughtering certain animals, by setting some laws which Allaah Almighty did not legislate, so Allaah Almighty dispraised them for that. Thus we know that worshipping Allaah Almighty is something which is not permitted except through that which He The Most High has legislated Himself and through His messenger  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ). Anyone who wants to draw closer to Allaah and gain His reward, love and pleasure through other channels, will get the contrary result, because Allaah Almighty does not accept from people except that which He legislated for them.

During the month of Rajab, which is one of the sacred months, some Muslims make some wrong practices through which they intend to come closer to Allaah Almighty and gain His forgiveness, love and pleasure. But they seek that through acts of worship which He did not permit nor legislate, and although they are seeking something good, they do not achieve it.

The point is not only in having a sincere and good intention, but the deed itself must be legitimate, or else it will be rejected. Who dare say that a deed is rejected by Allaah Almighty? Who told him that the deed is rejected? The one who told us this is the truthful Prophet Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) who said: "He who introduces any deed into our matter (Islam) which is not from it then it is rejected." [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

'Aa'ishah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  her narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "He who performs any deed which is not according to what we are upon (i.e., the Prophet and his Companions) then it is rejected." [Muslim] Therefore, any deed which is not in accordance with what Islam has come with is rejected.

One of the practices during the month of Rajab which was done during the pre-Islamic period, is to offer sacrifices and call it 'Far'a and 'Ateerah. The Muslims scholars  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them said Islam voided this practice. Abu Hurayrah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "No Fara'. No 'Ateerah." [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

Ar-Raghaa'ib prayer is another thing which people innovated which was never legislated by Allaah nor His Messenger  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ). The scholars  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  them said, “There is no authentic Hadith regarding a special prayer during the month of Rajab, and all the narrations concerning Ar-Raghaa'ib prayer are fabricated lies.” They also said, “This prayer was innovated after the fourth century and was never known before that, and no one from the scholars during the first virtuous generations ever mentioned it.”

People fast all the month of Rajab although there is no authentic Hadeeth in this regard and so this practice should be abandoned. On the other hand, those who are in the habit of fasting regularly, even in during other months, may fast. Moreover, the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) never fasted any month in full other than Ramadhaan, as narrated by 'Aa'ishah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  her 'The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) used to fast so much until we would think that he always fasts, and would stop fasting until we would think that he never fasts. I never saw the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) fast a full month except during Ramadhaan, and he never fasted more than fasting during the month of Sha'baan.' [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

It was narrated that 'Umar  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him used to hit men's hands until they would start using them to eat during the month of Rajab, and he would say, 'What is the virtue of Rajab? It is a month which the people during the pre-Islamic period used to honor, but when Islam came, people gave this up.'

Abu Bakrah, may Allah be pleased with him, saw his household preparing during the month of Rajab, and said to them, 'Did you make Rajab like Ramadhaan?'. Then he threw the baskets and broke the cups.

Another innovation is what they call the Rajabiyyah, which is an 'Umrah during Rajab which has no evidence proving it. As a matter of fact, the only month during which 'Umrah would have a certain prescribed reward is the month of Ramadhan. The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "'Umrah during Ramadhaan equals performing Hajj" , in another narration he said, "Equals Hajj with me."

Therefore, anyone who performs 'Umrah during Rajab for the sake of Rajab has committed a mistake. Moreover, the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) never performed 'Umrah during Rajab even though he has performed 'Umrah four times.

A Muslim should know that if he seeks the pleasure of Allaah, and wants to adhere to obedience, he would find many acts to perform, so there is no need to add to what the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) instructed us to do; let us perform what he  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) taught us, and he who does that, is guaranteed to succeed and prosper in this life and the Hereafter.

Ibn Mas'oud  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him said, 'Imitate and do not innovate (in religion)'. Therefore, we should not add anything to the religion baselessly, and we should adhere to the Sunnah of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ). Some of the scholars said, 'Sunnah is like to Noah's Ark, anyone who sticks to it would be rescued.'

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Among some of the new INNOVATIONS within the religion (Bid`ah) after Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) death is a new trend of wishing Jumah Mubarak, You`ll find a lot of people wishing each other Have a blessed friday/Jumuah Mubarak.

 

Dear Brothers & Sisters...How can you INNOVATE WITHIN THE RELIGION that which the Prophet & his companions themselves didn`t do ?

 

 

1st we need to realize the ideology behind it, and since we have many Philosophers these days, who say, BUT WE ARE JUST WISHING EACH OTHER Blah Blah Blah !

 

We need to realize this first that, who were better in terms of seeking goodness for the sake of Allah ? Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and the Sahaaba (His Companions) or we ?

Had their been any good in it Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) would have surely mentioned this in any of the Authentic Hadeeths.

 

Right ?

 

Then YOU doing this act either means, that you have a better understanding of Islam and ways to attain rewards from Allah than Rasool Allah (P.B.U.H) or YOU claim that they (Nauzubillah) cheated us by not sharing with us this act of gaining rewards.

 

What do you think ?

Do YOU consider YOURSELF better than them or were they better than you in terms of the understanding of the deen and ways of attaining Allah`s blessings ?

 

Furthermore, now see how a small Innovation can lead you to hell fire and can make you earn Allah`s curse.


RasoolAllah {Sallalahu Alayhi Was'salam} informed the Sahaabah, that they must adhere to his Sunnah and Sunnah of Khulfa Rashideen, and told them that avoid newly invented matters, because every reprehensiable novelty is reprehensiable Biddah, and every reprehensiable Biddah is error:

 

Sunnan Abu Dawood, Book 40, Number 4590: "Narrated Irbad ibn Sariyah: Abdur Rahman ibn Amr as-Sulami and Hujr ibn Hujr said: ... He then said: I enjoin you to fear Allah, and to hear and obey even if it be an Abyssinian slave, for those of you who live after me will see great disagreement. You must then follow my sunnah and that of the rightly-guided caliphs. Hold to it and stick fast to it. Avoid novelties, for every novelty is an innovation, and every innovation is an error."

 

Sahih Muslim, Book 4, Hadith 1885:Jabir b. Abdullah said: ... He would also say:" The last Hour and I have been sent like these two." and he would join his forefinger and middle finger; and would further say: "The best of the speech is embodied in the Book of Allah, and the beet of the guidance is the guidance given by Muhammad. And the most evil affairs are their innovations; and every innovation is error." He would further say:, I am more dear to a Muslim even than his self; ..."

 

Sahih Bukhari, Book 92, Hadith 382: "Narrated 'Abdullah: The best talk (i.e. speech) is Allah's Book {i.e. Quran}, and the best way is the way of Muhammad, and the Worst matters are the heresies (i.e. those new things which are introduced into the religion); and whatever you have been promised will surely come to pass, and you cannot escape (it)."

 

Prophet {sallalahu alayhi was'salam} warned, that one who intorduces a Biddah {not in harmony with principles of deen, withoud valid reason of Sharia, and without aproval from Prophet, Sahabah} such a person is cursed by Allah as well as one who shelters him:

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Book 39, Hadith 4515: "Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib: Qays ibn Abbad and Ashtar went to Ali and said to him: Did the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) give you any instruction about anything for which he did not give any instruction to the people in general? He said: No, except what is contained in this document of mine. Musaddad said: He then took out a document. Ahmad said: A document from the sheath of his sword. It contained: The lives of all Muslims are equal; they are one hand against others; the lowliest of them can guarantee their protection. Beware, a Muslim must not be killed for an infidel, nor must one who has been given a covenant be killed while his covenant holds. If anyone introduces an innovation, he will be responsible for it. If anyone introduces an innovation or gives shelter to a man who introduces an innovation (in religion), he is cursed by Allah, by His angels, and by all the people. Musaddad said: Ibn AbuUrubah's version has: He took out a document."

 

Sahih Muslim, Book 7, Hadith 3159: 'Asim reported: I asked Anas b. Malik whether Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) had declared Medina as sacred. He said: Yes. (the area) between so and so. He who made any innovation in it, and further said to me: It is something serious to make any innovation in it (and he who does it) there is upon him the curse of Allah, and that of the angels and of all the people, Allah will not accept from him on the Day of Resurrection either obligatory acts or the surpererogatory acts. Ibn Anas said: Or he accommodates an innovator.”

 

Sahih Muslim, Book 7, Hadith 3166: “Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying: Medina is a sacred territory, so he who made any innovation in it. or gave protection to an innovator, there is upon him the curse of Allah, that of the angels and that of all the people. There would not be accepted on the Day of Resurrection either obligatory acts or supererogatory acts from him.”

 

Mubtadi {Innovator's}and one who accommodates him are cursed by Allah his angles, and all the people, Messenger of Allah further revealed that Allah will not accept the obligatory acts of worship etc … nor will He accept supererogatory acts, i.e. nawafil prayers, Taraweeh, etc … on the day of judgement, hence without acceptance of Farahid, and Nawafil, person has no basis to enter paradise, he will be sent to fire of hell.

 

RasoolAllah {sallalahu alayhi was'salam} foretells that on the day of judgement Allah subhana wa tallah will grant him honour on Al Kauthar, and a group of people will come to Messenger of Allah asking for the water, and angles will remind him that they are innovator's and Messenger of Allah will send them away:

 

Sahih Muslim, Book 30, Hadith 5706 : “Anas b. Malik reported Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying: Some persons from amongst my associates would turn to my Reservoir {Al Kauthar}; when I would see them and they would be presented to me, they would be detained in the way while coming to me. I would say: My Lord, they are my companions, they are my companions, and it would be said to me: You don't know what innovations they made after you?”

 

Sahih Muslim, Book 30, Hadith 5690: “'Abdullah reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying; I shall be there at the Reservoir {Al Kauthar} before you, and I shall have to contend for some people, but I shall have to yield. I would be saying: My Lord, they are my friends, they are my friends, and it would be said: You don't know what innovations they made after you?”

 

Sahih Muslim, Book 30, Hadith 5686: “Umm Salama, the wife of Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him), said I used to hear from people making a mention of the Reservoir {Al Kauthar}, but I did not hear about it from Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him). One day while a girl was combing me I heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) say:" O people." I said to that girl: Keep away from me. She said: He (the Holy Prophet) has addressed the men only and he has not invited the attention of the women. I said: I am amongst the people also (and have thus every right to listen to the things pertaining to religion). Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: I shall be your harbinger on the Resevoir {Al Kauthar}; therefore, be cautious lest one of you should come (to me) and may be driven away like a stray camel. I would ask the reasons, and it would be said to me: You don't know what innovations they made after you? And I would then also say: Be away.”

 

Imam Nasai rahimullah narrates the above Hadith, but adds another part:

 

* Sunan Nasai: “And the most evil affairs are the innovations. And every innovation is error; and every error is misguidance; and every misguidance will lead to the hell fire.”

 

 

 

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Le hadith des 73 groupes en islam

"Certes, ceux qui étaient avant vous, parmi les gens du livre, se sont divisés en 72 sectes et cette communauté se divisera egalement en 73 sectes; 72 iront en enfer et 1 seul ira au Paradis et c' est le groupe".

Rapporté entre autre par Ahmed (4/102), Ad-Darimi (2/241), At-Tabrani (19/376,884-885), Al-Hakam (1/128), et il est authentique. L' ont rapporté entre autre Ahmed (2/332), Abu Daoud (4596), At-Tirmidi (2642), Ibn Majah (3990), Abou Ya`la (5910,5978,6117), Ibn Hiban (14/6247) et (15/6731), Al-Hakam (1/6,128), tous d' après un hadith d' Abu Houraira et il y a beaucoup d' autres versions d' après Anas Abdallah fils de `Amr fils d`Al-Asse et d' autres qu' eux, qu' ALLAH les agrées.

L`ont authentifié At-Tirmidi, Al-Hakam, Adhaabi et Al-Jouzajani, Al-Baghawi, As-Shatibi, Ibn Taymiya, Ibn Hiban, Ibn Kathir, Ibn Hajar, Al-Iraqui, Al-Boussairy, Al-Albani et beaucoup d`autres qu' eux encore.

Certes, j' ai mentionné tout cela afin de réduire à silence certains innovateurs, ceux qui essayent vainement de rendre cet important hadith faible, hadith au sujet duquel Al-Hakam a dit : Ce hadith est important dans les bases (sheikh Abdelmalik Ramadani dans son livre les 6 perles).

« Les Juifs se sont divisés en soixante-et-onze fractions et les Chrétiens se sont divisés en soixante-douze fractions. Et ma communauté se divisera en soixante-treize fractions, toutes iront en Enfer à l'exception d'une seule. » Ils dirent [les compagnons] : « Qui sont-ils Ô Messager d'Allâh ? » Il dit : « Ce sur quoi nous sommes mes compagnons et moi-même aujourd'hui ». Et dans une autre version : « Ils sont la Djamâ'ah [Communauté]. »

 Question :

Qu'en est-il de la division de la Communauté [Ummah] de Muhammad (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) après sa mort ?

Réponse :

Le prophète (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) nous a informé, dans ce qui a été authentifié de lui, que les juifs se diviseront en soixante et onze fractions [firqa], les chrétiens en soixante douze fractions, et cette Communauté [Ummah] se divisera en soixante treize fractions.

Toutes [ces fractions] iront en Enfer excepté une seule, et c'est celle qui est ce sur quoi était le Prophète (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) et ses compagnons. Et cette fraction est la fraction victorieuse [Firqat ul-Nâdjiyah] qui sera sauvée dans ce bas-monde des innovations et sera sauvée dans l'au-delà du feu. Voilà le groupe sauvé [Tâ-ifat ul-Mansoûra] jusqu'à l'heure dernière, qui se tiendra clairement [sur la vérité] jusqu'à ce que vienne l'ordre d'Allâh - 'Azza Wa Djal.

Et de ces soixante treize fractions, une seule est sur la vérité [al-Haqq] et le reste sur le mensonge [Bâtil]. Certes, certaines personnes ont essayé de les dénombrer. Et ils ont divisé les gens de l'innovation [Ahl al-Bida'] en cinq branches, et ils ont établit à partir de chaque branche des sous-branches qui ont abouti au nombre indiqué par le Prophète (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) ;

Et le point de vue de certains est qu'il est mieux de cesser de compter ces sectes, parce que celles-ci ne sont pas les seules à être égarées, bien au contraire, les gens se sont égarés d'un égarement plus important que ce sur quoi ces sectes étaient auparavant.

Et elles sont arrivées [elles ont eu lieu] après que ces sectes aient été dénombrées au nombre de soixante-douze sectes. Ces gens disent que leur nombre ne cessera d'augmenter, et il n'est pas possible d'en connaître sa fin, si ce n'est à la fin des temps quand l'heure dernière se lèvera [Qiyâm as-Sâ'ah].

Et nous devons rassembler [ces sectes] comme le Prophète (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) les a rassemblées.

Nous disons que cette Communauté [Ummah] se divisera en soixante treize fractions - toutes [ces fractions] iront en Enfer excepté une seule. Et nous disons notamment que toutes personnes qui divergent de ce sur quoi étaient le Prophète (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) et ses compagnons entre parmi ces sectes.

Et le Messager (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) a indiqué les fondements [Ussoûl] [des principales sectes], sur lesquels nous n'avons pas de connaissance aujourd'hui, excepté dix parmi elles. Et [le Prophète] nous a indiqué des fondements qui impliquent des branches/sections [Furû'ân], comme l'ont cru certaines personnes - Et la connaissance [al-'Ilm] appartient à Allâh - 'Azza Wa Djal. [1]

 

Notes :

[1] Madjmu' Fatâwa de SHeikh Ibn 'Uthaymîn, vol-1 p.37-38

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The Kursī of Allāh
Anis ' 9 may 2013 at 12:58

The Kursī of Allāh

source: silsilat ul-ahādīth us-sahīha ~ the series of authentic narrations ~ hadīth no. 109

Abu Dharr al-Ghifārī said that the Messenger of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “The seven heavens in comparison to the Kursī is nothing but like a ring thrown in a desert, and the excellence of the ʽArsh (Throne of Allāh) over the Kursī is like the excellence of that desert over that ring.”
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Shaykh al-Albānī comments:
“The hadīth comes forth as an explanation of (Allāh’s) statement, the Most High: ‘His Kursī extends over the heavens and the earth,’[1] and it is clear with regard to the existence of the Kursī being the greatest of creations after the Throne (of Allāh), and that it is an independent, physical entity and not something abstract. Therefore, there is a refutation in (this hadīth) against the one who interprets (the Kursī) to mean ‘dominion’ and ‘extent of rule,’ as mentioned in some explanations of the Qur’ān. And it was not narrated from Ibn Abbās that (the Kursī) is ‘knowledge,’ so it is not correct to attribute it to him because it is from the narration of Jaʽfar bin Abi l-Mughīra from Saʽīd bin Jubayr from (Ibn ʽAbbās). Ibn Jarīr reported it. Ibn Mandah said: ‘Ibn Abi l-Mughīra is not strong with regard to (narrating from) Ibn Jubayr.’
And know that it is not correct to describe the Kursī…as in some narrations that…four angels carry it, each angel having four faces, and their feet are upon the rock that is under the seventh earth, etc. So all of this is not correct in being attributed to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and some of (these narrations) are more severe in weakness than others.”

Translator’s Note: Shaykh Al-Albānī after this however, did grade the following narration as authentic:
Abu Mūsā al-Ashʽarī said: “The Kursī is the place of the two Feet and it has a groaning like that of a camel saddle.”[2]

~ asaheeha translations ~

[1] Sūrat ul-Baqarah, 2:255
[2] Mukhtasar ul-ʽUlū #85, graded Sahīh Mawqūf (attributed to a Companion) by Shaykh al-Albānī

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CONTEMPLATIONS
Anis ' 7 may 2013 at 05:55

  1. People May doubt what you say, but they always will believe what you do
  2. Adornment of the people of knowledge and virtue are calmness, decency and respectability.
  3. How many a true saying is abandoned, because the teller is inglorious amongst the people! And how many false saying is accepted, because the teller is of high rank and honour”! [Arabic Poem]
  4. Sound mind in a sound body [Arabic proverb]
  5. People love to receive but always dislike to give
  6. People are fixated in erecting buildings but neglect the building of men!
  7. Time is like wealth- as with wealth the value of time is measured by how well it is spent and used. A miser is one who does not spend from his wealth except a little; similarly the one who does not spend his time well is a miser too.
  8. ‘I have no country but Islam’ [Iqbal]
  9. Successful are those who do not delay today’s work till tomorrow
  10. Only the weak hide behind pre-destination [al-qadar]
  11. The difference between the worldly [dunyawiy] pleasures and those of the heaven, heavenly pleasures are unadulterated while worldly pleasures are contaminated with pain and grief.
  12. A Muslim’s character is always political! [Adapted from Dr al-Qaradawi]
  13. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
  14. There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all.
  15. Tajwid, the art of learning to speak to God
  16. ”From the signs of ones success in the end is turning to Allah in the beginning. Whoever’s beginning is radiant his end will also be radiant”. [Ibn 'Ataillah]
  17. Sign of man’s success in this life does not lie in how much wealth he has accumulated, but true success lies in the legacy he leaves behind
  18. Repentance [Tawbah] is like a washing machine that cleans your sins. Which make are you?
  19. People require food once or twice a day but they require knowledge at every breath [Imam Ahmad]
  20. Seekers of the Akhira are elevated while seekers of the Dunya are debased
  21. Salah, the court of God on earth, so decorate yourself with humility when you stand in front of him
  22. You may find things in the river which you will not find in the ocean [Arabic proverb]
  23. Hope necessitates action
  24. Hope without patience is like a ship sailing on dry land
  25. The difference between Secularism and Islam is ‘the difference between monotheism [Tawhid] and polytheism [Shirk]’. [Sh Salman al-‘Awdah]
  26. Dhikr [Remembrance of God], like a magnet it pulls one to God.
  27. The mind of the youth is like an empty vessel, easy to fill.
  28. Fiqh without tasawwuf [spirituality] is like a body without a soul.
  29. The Dunya is like a play in which everyone has a part to perform
  30. The Dunya is like a station in the journey to God
  31. ‘The one who is (truly) imprisoned is the one whose heart is imprisoned from Allah and the captivated one is the one whose desires have enslaved him’. [Ibn Taymiyyah]
  32. The a’mil [worker] without knowledge is like a traveller without a path [Hasan al Basri]
  33. The concern of the Scholars is to nurture and the concern of the foolish is to narrate. [Hasan al-Basri]
  34. Whoever lives for himself [only] dies small and whoever lives for his Ummah dies great. [Syed Qutb]
  35. The Dunya is like a mirage, when one comes close to it, it fades away
  36. A learned man who doesn’t restrain his passions is like a blind man holding a torch, he guides others but not himself. [Shaykh Sa’di, Gulistan, p.207]
  37. Scholars are like doctors, they heal the wounds of ignorance.
  38. Narrating stories [Qisas] is in fact following them since qassa means to follow
  39. Al-Nafs [soul] can be your greatest ally and your greatest enemy if it is not nurtured in the obedience of Allah.
  40. For everything you leave there is a substitute, but if you depart from Allah there is no substitute for him. [Arabic poem]
  41. The Dunya is like a dream, a person believes all that he sees are true and real
  42. The word شمس “shams” (sun in Arabic) is feminine, and قمر “qamar” (moon in Arabic) is masculine. The sun burns itself out to give light and life to everything around, and the moon isمنير muneer, meaning it reflects the light. Within itself it has no light; it radiates the brilliance of the sun. So when we shine as men, the implication is that we are reflecting the glorious light of our women. [Adapted from Sh Abdullah Adhami]
  43. Wudhu [Ablution], purification from the visible and non- visible dirt
  44. Purifying the Hands, is to refrain it from harming others
  45. Purifying the Mouth, is to renounce saying and eating that which is forbidden
  46. Purifying the Nose, is to prepare it to smell the fragrance of paradise
  47. Purifying the Face, is to ornament it with modesty and shyness
  48. Purifying the Neck, is to  free it from the disobedience of God
  49. Purifying the chest, is to relieve ones heart from bearing malice against others
  50. Purifying the Feet, is to chain it from approaching sin
  51. The word qa-ra-‘at in Arabic means to read, the word raqqa means to enslave, hence reading frees oneself from the intellectual enslavement [Adapted from Sh Abdullah Adhami]
  52. The Sunnah is like medicine, sometimes sweet and sometimes hard to swallow
  53. Raising the hands in prayer symbolises the raising of the veil between us and God [Sh ‘Uthaymeen]
  54. Salah, get connected with God – its good to talk!
  55. Today when the roots of Islam are under attack, we have been busy taking care of the leaves [Maulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri]
  56. Takbirat ul Ihram, is permission to enter the divine presence
  57. Tasleem, is permission to leave the divine presence
  58. Adhan, the Islamic national anthem [Adapted from Syed Qutb]
  59. Qur’an & Sunnah, my life coach [Suhaib Webb]
  60. Taqwa is from qa-wa-ya which means strength, so Taqwa gives strength
  61. Whoever holds history in his heart has added the lives of others to his own [Arabic proverb]
  62. Garments cover the physical nakedness while Taqwa covers the spiritual nakedness
  63. Your status with people depends on your relationship with God
  64. In order to live in the present and aspire for a better future, one has to have a cognisant recourse of his history
  65. Musa [as] said: ‘’O my Lord, the people say things about me that are not [true]!’’ So Allah revealed to him ‘’O Musa, I did not make that [privilege] for myself, so how can I make it the case for you?’’ [al-adab al-shari’yyat of Ibn Muflih]
  66. Love deafens and blinds [Hadith, Abu Dawud]
  67. The desire of the Salaf is to affirm the perfection of God and the desire of the Khalaf is to negate any imperfection to God
  68. There are those who visit the Prophet, and there are those whom the Prophet visits [Adapted from Sh M.Hassan]
  69. Worry does not empty tomorrow of sorrow – it empties today of strength

Not many to go to reach 100 IA

Abdullah Hasan

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We found that many of the authors of Islamic magazines mention ahadith and attribute it to the prophet -prayers and peace of Allah be upon him- without mentioning its sources from the books of Sunan. In addition to that, they confirm its attribution to the prophet -prayers and peace of Allah be upon him-, and it could be in fact weak or fabricated. There are among them (i.e the writers) who write pages in its explanation. And among them who use what the hadith scholars agreed upon its fabrication; as evidence. As what happened in some of the last issues of the magazine.

So to those honorable men and their likes from the preachers and the dawah givers, I present you this word as an advice and a reminder:
It is not allowed for a Muslim to attribute a hadith for the prophet -prayers and peace of Allah be upon him- except after he makes sure of its authenticity based on the rules founded by the hadith scholars. And the evidence on that is the prophet -prayers and peace of Allah be upon him- saying: “Fear attributing a saying to me unless you know it, for he who lies on my behalf (attribute a false hadith to me) while he knows, he shall find his place in hellfire.” [Reported by Ibn Aby shaybah with an authentic chain] as mentioned in (Fayd al-Qadeer)

And verifying has two ways:
First: That the student look in the chain of transmission and its men and then judge on it by what the rules of hadith science indicates; whether it is authentic or weak, without following a certain Imam in his authentication or weakening for the hadith. And that is a very rare thing in this age, and only a few people do it unfortunately.
The second: That he rely on a book that its author only wrote authentic hadiths in, such as the two authentic books of hadith and their like. Or he could rely upon the opinion of the hadith scholars like Imam Ahmad, Ibn Ma’een, Aby Hatem Ar-Razy and others from the earlier scholars. Or An-Nawawy, Az-Zahby,Az-zyl’y, Al-Asqalany and the like of the recent scholars.

And this method is easy for the one who desire the truth, but he will need some effort in revising and looking up for the hadith. And this is a must do act, that everyone one who is jealous on his religion and keen on his shari’ah should do, so as not to ascribe to it what is not from it. And that’s why the Jurist Ibn Hajr Al-Haythamy said in this book (Al-Fatawy Al-Madiniyah p.32):

And he was asked -may Allah be pleased with him- about the preacher going up the Menbar (platform) each Friday, and narrating many ahadith without mentioning its sources or narrators, what should he do?

So he answered with his saying: “what he mentioned in his preach of ahadith without mentioning their narrator is allowed, with the condition that he be among the people of knowledge in hadith. Or that he copied them from a book that was written by a hadith scholar. But if he copied them from books that were not written by hadith scholars then it is not allowed! And who did that should be blamed. And that is the condition with most of the preachers now, once they find a preach, they study its ahadith by heart and use it without verifying whether it has an origin or not. So the rulers of every country must prevent its preachers from doing so.”

And then he said: “So every preacher must mention his chain of transmission for his narration, and if it was an authentic one then there is no objection on it, else, it is permissible to object on his saying, and the one in charge is allowed to isolate him from his position as a preacher so as not to dare cross the lines with the exalted Sunnah with no right.”

Muhammad Nasr Ad-Deen Al-Albani
The source: At-Tamdun Al-Islamy magazine (19/530-529)

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ssource: silsilat ul-hudā wa nnūr ~ the series of guidance and light ~ tape no. 814 (a) & 209 (b)

*Question #10 (a): “After reciting Surat ul-Faatiha in prayer, do we say the basmalah[1] before the next Surah?”
Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) answers:

“If the one who is praying finishes reciting (Surat) ul-Faatiha and starts another Surah from its beginning, then he recites the basmalah before it, because it is part of the Surah, except Surah Baraa’a (i.e., Surat ut-Tawbah) as is known. As for if he starts the recitation from the middle or end of the Surah, then here there is no basmalah.”

*Question #1 (b): “After reciting Surat ul-Faatiha, does one start the following recitation with the basmalah?”
 
Shaykh al-Albaani answers:
“If he starts the Surah (from the beginning), he recites the basmalah quietly; as for if he starts from its middle or end, then there is no basmalah.”

*Question #1 (b): “If he recites more than one Surah, does he say the basmalah quietly for each time?”
Shaykh al-Albaani answers: “(Yes), each time. Reciting the basmalah loudly is not correct.”
 
[1] saying “Bismillaah ir-Rahmaan ir-Raheem”

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source: silsilat ul-hudā wa nnūr ~ the series of guidance and light ~ tape no. 697

Question #3: “Does the woman raise her voice with saying the āmīn, and does she also give the adhān and the iqāmah (for prayer)?”
Shaykh al-Albānī answers:
“As for, is it correct for the woman to raise her voice with āmīn, then there is a detailed explanation with regard to the question. If she is praying with women, then yes. As for if she is praying with men who are strangers (i.e., non-mahram), then no. Because I do not say that the voice of a woman is ʽawrah[1], as many say, because the mothers of the believers and the wives of the early Companions used to speak with men and used to communicate with men; and oftentimes the woman used to come to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and ask him (a question) in front of the men, then he (صلى الله عليه وسلم) would answer her question.
But (here), it is not part of the good manners of a woman that she raises her voice with the recitation of the Qur’ān. We are often asked – is it permissible for the woman, when she is learning the recitation from the shaykh who is a reciter, to repeat the recitation to him in order for him to correct her – the answer is no. Although she learns, her learning is restricted to listening only, as learned the women of all the Companions from the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) by listening to his recitation during prayer or outside of prayer.
 
If the woman prays with women while she is an imām, she raises her voice and the women behind her also raise their voices. That is due to (the Prophet’s) (صلى الله عليه وسلم) saying: ‘Women are nothing but the twin halves of men,’[2] i.e., every ruling that came in which the men are being addressed, then the women are also included in this address, except what is made an exception. For example, and I ask for (your) attention, it is more excellent for a woman, in other than the tarāwīh prayer, to pray in her house; but on the other hand, it is obligatory upon the man to pray the five prayers in the masjid with the congregation. So here, the woman is different from the man. But the fundamental principle is as (the Prophet) (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: ‘Women are nothing but the twin halves of men.’
So if the woman leads women in prayer as an imām, she does just as the man does as an imām. Firstly, she raises her voice with the recitation (of the Qur’ān) and with āmīn, and (the women) also raise their voices from behind her with āmīn. Secondly, not only does the woman lead women in prayer as an imām, but she also gives the adhān and the iqāmah. Why? Because of the previous hadīth: ‘Women are nothing but the twin halves of men.’ Furthermore, asayyida ʽĀisha, the mother of the believers, and the leader of the mothers of the believers in terms of fiqh[3], knowledge and daʽwah, may Allāh bless her and her father, used to give the adhān and the iqāmah when she led women in prayer as an imām.
 
And here there is an admonition which there is no question about – the woman here differs as well from the man, as she does not step up before the row of the women, but rather she stands in the middle as if she is someone from the row. She does not step up before them (to lead as the man does); there has come a text regarding this also. Therefore, in this circumstance, the woman is not included in the generality of (the Prophet’s) (صلى الله عليه وسلم) saying: ‘Women are nothing but the twin halves of men.’”

~ asaheeha translations ~

[1] something private that should be covered
[2] Silsilat ul-Ahādīth us-Sahīha # 2863
[3] understanding of the religion

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Praying at graves
Anis ' 25 April 2013 at 04:09

source: fatāwā jeddah ~ rulings from jeddah ~ tape no. 13

Question #4: “How do we bring together (the Prophet’s) (صلى الله عليه وسلم) prohibition of praying in the graveyard and his praying over the woman who used to sweep in the masjid?”
Shaykh al-Albānī answers:
shaykh al-albaani (rahimahullaah) clarifies the difference between praying towards the graves of the dead and praying over them:
“There is no contradiction between the two narrations, all praises and thanks are to Allāh. The first hadīth (mentioning) the prohibition of praying in the graveyard is as (the Prophet’s) (صلى الله عليه وسلم) saying in Sahīh Muslim: ‘Don’t sit on graves and don’t pray towards them.’ [1] So the prohibition of praying in the graveyard, i.e. praying towards graves, is because it is obligatory for the prayer to be sincerely for the Face of Allāh, the Blessed and Most High, without any glorification for other than Allāh in it at all corrupting or mixing with it, for (that) is one of the types of shirk[2]. So if a Muslim begins to pray for Allāh while facing the grave, there is an obvious suspicion that this person at least intends – as many of the ignorant people do in this era – to seek a blessing from this dead person with his prayer and with his seeking nearness to Allāh, the Mighty and Majestic, by his prayer. Thus, he has fallen into some shirk, he has exceeded the proper bounds in (this affair), and his situation got to the point where it excluded him from the circle of Islām, and Allāh’s protection is sought. This meaning is what should be considered with regard to the prohibition of the Messenger (of Allāh) (صلى الله عليه وسلم) from praying in the graveyard or from praying towards the grave.
As for praying over the dead person while he is in his grave, then this is something else. It has nothing to do with (the previously mentioned contradiction between) praying for Allāh alone, who has no partner, and (praying) towards the grave of a dead person; it is not intended by this (latter) prayer (to ask) for Allāh to forgive him, (to ask) for Him to have mercy on him, as is the implied meaning with regard to supplicating for the dead person.
Therefore, praying over the dead person while he is in his grave is one thing, and praying for Allāh, the Mighty and Majestic, while facing the grave is another thing. (The second situation) is prohibited and (the first situation) is allowed, so there is no confusion between (the two situations).”
 
~ asaheeha translations ~

[1] Sahīh Muslim #972
[2] associating partners with Allāh

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Il est obligatoire de prier vers une sutra (obstacle), que ce soit dans une mosquée, ou non, petite ou grande, car le prophète sall'Allahou alayhi wa salam a dit :
"Ne pries que vers une sutra et ne laisses personne passer devant toi, si celui-ci persiste, alors combats-le car le diable est avec lui"

Il faut se rapprocher le plus possible de la sutra, celà ayant été ordonné par le prophète sall'Allahou alayhi wa salam.

LA HAUTEUR DE LA SUTRA

Il est obligatoire que la sutra soit élevée par rapport au sol d'un empan ou deux. Conformément à la parole du prophète salAllahou aalayhi wa salam : Lorsque l'un d'entre vous met devant lui une sutra d'une hauteur semblable à l'arrière de la selle d'un chameau(= le dossier de la selle), qu'il prie sans se préoccuper de ce qui se passe derrière cette sutra"

Il est formellement interdit de prier vers une tombe conformément à ces propos:

Mouslim a rapporté de Joundoub Ben Abdoullaah qui rapporte : « J'ai entendu le Prophète dire seulement cinq jours avant sa mort : « Je me dégage devant Allah d'avoir pris quelqu'un d'entre vous en tant que Khalil (ami intime). Vraiment, Allah m'a pris comme Khalil, comme il avait pris Ibrahim comme Khalil. Si j'avais pris quelqu'un de ma communauté comme Khalil, j'aurais pris Abou Bakr. Prenez garde ! Ceux qui vous ont précédés, faisaient des tombes de leur Prophète des lieux de culte. Prenez garde ! Ne prenez pas les tombes (quelles qu'elles soient) comme lieux de culte. Je vous interdis de le faire. »

L'INTERDICTION DE PASSER DEVANT LE PRIEUR

Il est interdit de passer entre le prieur et la sutra.
Le prophète sall'Allahou alayhi wa salam a dit :

Si celui qui passe devant une personne qui prie connaissait la gravité de son geste, il s'arrêterait quarante (on ne sait pas si c'est jours, ans, etc...)...plutôt que de passer devant elle"

L'OBLIGATION D'EMPECHER QUICONQUE DE PASSER DEVANT SOI

La preuve est le hadith cité en premier et également cette autre parole du prophète sall'Allahou alayhi wa salam. Lorsque l'un de vous prie vers une sutra qui le protège des gens et que quelqu'un veut passer devant lui, qu'il le repousse au niveau de la gorge (dans une autre version: qu'il le repousse 2 fois), s'il persiste, qu'il le combatte car ce n'est qu'un diable.

et il conclut par :
"L'avantage de la sutra est qu'elle protège de l'annulation de la prière lors d'un éventuel passage. " et Allahou aalam
D'après ce que dit shaykh al Albani rahimAllah il n'est pas permis de prier sans sutra. comme dit le shaykh : "L'avantage de la sutra est qu'elle protège de l'annulation de la prière lors d'un éventuel passage. "
Et s'il a une sutra, quiconque passe derrière la sutra, près ou loin, ne le gêne en rien. et les animaux passaient juste derrière la sutra de rasul et il continuait.

Cheikh Al Albany, qu'Allah lui fasse miséricorde, de son livre intitulé « sifat salat an nabyi (sall'Allahou alayhi wa salam)»

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The Cookie Thief
Anis ' 5 April 2013 at 15:37
A woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.
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She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, that the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be. . .grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between, which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene. So she munched the cookies and watched the clock, as the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock.
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She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by, thinking, “If I wasn’t so nice, I would blacken his eye.” With each cookie she took, he took one too, when only one was left, she wondered what he would do.
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With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh, he took the last cookie and broke it in half. He offered her half, as he ate the other, she snatched it from him and thought… oooh, brother. This guy has some nerve and he’s also rude, why he didn’t even show any gratitude!
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She had never known when she had been so galled, and sighed with relief when her flight was called. She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate, refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate. She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat, then she sought her book, which was almost complete.
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As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise, there was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes. If mine are here, she moaned in despair, the others were his, and he tried to share.
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Too late to apologize, she realized with grief, that she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief.
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MORAL

Those who jump before looking end up on head first in the shallow end. When you jump to conclusions you often skip over the truth & sometimes it is too late to make amends

 

 

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Hope that makes a BIG change in YOU
Anis ' 26 January 2013 at 15:11
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The Professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see & asked the students “How much do you think this glass weighs?”
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’50gms!’….. ’100gms!’ …..’125 gms’ …the students answered.
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“I really don’t know unless I weigh it,” said the professor, “but, my question is:
What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?”…..
‘Nothing’ …..the students said.
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‘Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?’ the professor asked.
‘Your arm would begin to ache’ said one of the student
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“You’re right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?”
“Your arm could go numb; you might have severe muscle stress & paralysis & have to go to hospital for sure!”
….. Ventured another student & all the students laughed
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“Very good.
But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?” Asked the professor.
‘No’…. Was the answer.
“Then what caused the arm ache & the muscle stress?”
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The students were puzzled.
“What should I do now to come out of pain?” asked professor again.
“Put the glass down!” said one of the students
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“Exactly!” said the professor.
Life’s problems are something like this.
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Hold it for a few minutes in your head & they seem OK.
Think of them for a long time & they begin to ache.
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Hold it even longer & they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything.
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It’s important to think of the challenges or problems in your life, But EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is to ‘PUT THEM DOWN’ at the end of every day before you go to sleep…
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That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh &strong & can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way!
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Moral
So, when you start your day today, Remember friend to ‘PUT THE GLASS DOWN TODAY! ‘

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THE SECRET COVENANT
Anis ' 26 January 2013 at 11:17

"An illusion it will be, so large, so vast it will escape their perception. Those who will see it will be thought of as insane. We will create separate fronts to prevent them from seeing the connection between us. We will behave as if we are not connected to keep the illusion alive. Our goal will be accomplished one drop at a time so as to never bring suspicion upon ourselves. This will also prevent them from seeing the changes as they occur. "We will always stand above the relative field of their experience for we know the secrets of the absolute. We will work together always and will remain bound by blood and secrecy. Death will come to he who speaks. "We will keep their lifespan short and their minds weak while pretending to do the opposite. We will use our knowledge of science and technology in subtle ways so they will never see what is happening. We will use soft metals, aging accelerators and sedatives in food and water, also in the air. They will be blanketed by poisons everywhere they turn. The soft metals will cause them to lose their minds. We will promise to find a cure from our many fronts, yet we will feed them more poison. The poisons will be absorbed through their skin and mouths, they will destroy their minds and reproductive systems. From all this, their children will be born dead, and we will conceal this information. The poisons will be hidden in everything that surrounds them, in what they drink, eat, breathe and wear. We must be ingenious in dispensing the poisons for they can see far. We will teach them that the poisons are good, with fun images and musical tones. Those they look up to will help. We will enlist them to push our poisons. "They will see our products being used in film and will grow accustomed to them and will never know their true effect. When they give birth we will inject poisons into the blood of their children and convince them its for their help. We will start early on, when their minds are young, we will target their children with what children love most, sweet things. When their teeth decay we will fill them with metals that will kill their mind and steal their future. When their ability to learn has been affected, we will create medicine that will make them sicker and cause other diseases for which we will create yet more medicine. We will render them docile and weak before us by our power. They will grow depressed, slow and obese, and when they come to us for help, we will give them more poison. "We will focus their attention toward money and material goods so they many never connect with their inner self. We will distract them with fornication, external pleasures and games so they may never be one with the oneness of it all. Their minds will belong to us and they will do as we say. If they refuse we shall find ways to implement mind-altering technology into their lives. We will use fear as our weapon. We will establish their governments and establish opposites within. We will own both sides. We will always hide our objective but carry out our plan. They will perform the labor for us and we shall prosper from their toil. "Our families will never mix with theirs. Our blood must be pure always, for it is the way. We will make them kill each other when it suits us. We will keep them separated from the oneness by dogma and religion. We will control all aspects of their lives and tell them what to think and how. We will guide them kindly and gently letting them think they are guiding themselves. We will foment animosity between them through our factions. When a light shall shine among them, we shall extinguish it by ridicule, or death, whichever suits us best. We will make them rip each other’s hearts apart and kill their own children. We will accomplish this by using hate as our ally, anger as our friend. The hate will blind them totally, and never shall they see that from their conflicts we emerge as their rulers. They will be busy killing each other. They will bathe in their own blood and kill their neighbors for as long as we see fit. "We will benefit greatly from this, for they will not see us, for they cannot see us. We will continue to prosper from their wars and their deaths. We shall repeat this over and over until our ultimate goal is accomplished. We will continue to make them live in fear and anger though images and sounds. We will use all the tools we have to accomplish this. The tools will be provided by their labor. We will make them hate themselves and their neighbors. "We will always hide the divine truth from them, that we are all one. This they must never know! They must never know that color is an illusion, they must always think they are not equal. Drop by drop, drop by drop we will advance our goal. We will take over their land, resources and wealth to exercise total control over them. We will deceive them into accepting laws that will steal the little freedom they will have. We will establish a money system that will imprison them forever, keeping them and their children in debt. "When they shall ban together, we shall accuse them of crimes and present a different story to the world for we shall own all the media. We will use our media to control the flow of information and their sentiment in our favor. When they shall rise up against us we will crush them like insects, for they are less than that. They will be helpless to do anything for they will have no weapons. "We will recruit some of their own to carry out our plans, we will promise them eternal life, but eternal life they will never have for they are not of us. The recruits will be called “initiates” and will be indoctrinated to believe false rites of passage to higher realms. Members of these groups will think they are one with us never knowing the truth. They must never learn this truth for they will turn against us. For their work they will be rewarded with earthly things and great titles, but never will they become immortal and join us, never will they receive the light and travel the stars. They will never reach the higher realms, for the killing of their own kind will prevent passage to the realm of enlightenment. This they will never know. The truth will be hidden in their face, so close they will not be able to focus on it until its too late. Oh yes, so grand the illusion of freedom will be, that they will never know they are our slaves. "When all is in place, the reality we will have created for them will own them. This reality will be their prison. They will live in self-delusion. When our goal is accomplished a new era of domination will begin. Their minds will be bound by their beliefs, the beliefs we have established from time immemorial. "But if they ever find out they are our equal, we shall perish then. THIS THEY MUST NEVER KNOW. If they ever find out that together they can vanquish us, they will take action. They must never, ever find out what we have done, for if they do, we shall have no place to run, for it will be easy to see who we are once the veil has fallen. Our actions will have revealed who we are and they will hunt us down and no person shall give us shelter. "This is the secret covenant by which we shall live the rest of our present and future lives, for this reality will transcend many generations and life spans. This covenant is sealed by blood, our blood. We, the ones who from heaven to earth came." "This covenant must NEVER, EVER be known to exist. It must NEVER, EVER be written or spoken of for if it is, the consciousness it will spawn will release the fury of the PRIME CREATOR upon us and we shall be cast to the depths from whence we came and remain there until the end time of infinity itself."

 

June 21, 2002,

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{The Cracked Pot} ~
Anis ' 20 January 2013 at 12:47

  A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water in his master’s house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do. After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. “I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you.” “Why?” asked the bearer. “What are you ashamed of?” “I have been able, for these past two years, to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your master’s house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don’t get full value from your efforts,” the pot said. The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his compassion he said, “As we return to the master’s house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path.” Indeed, as they went up the hill, the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the beautiful wild flowers on the side of the path, and this cheered it some. But at the end of the trail, it still felt bad because it had leaked out half its load, and so again the pot apologized to the bearer for its failure. The bearer said to the pot, “Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of your path, but not on the other pot’s side? That’s because I have always known about your flaw, and I took advantage of it. I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back from the stream, you’ve watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my master’s table. Without you being just the way you are, he would not have this beauty to grace his house.”

 

MORAL: Do not underestimate yourself by comparing yourself with others. It’s our differences that make us unique & Beautiful.

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The basmalah after Surat ul-Faatiha
Anis ' 20 January 2013 at 11:05



*Question #10 (a): “After reciting Surat ul-Faatiha in prayer, do we say the basmalah[1] before the next Surah?”
Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) answers:

“If the one who is praying finishes reciting (Surat) ul-Faatiha and starts another Surah from its beginning, then he recites the basmalah before it, because it is part of the Surah, except Surah Baraa’a (i.e., Surat ut-Tawbah) as is known. As for if he starts the recitation from the middle or end of the Surah, then here there is no basmalah.”

*Question #1 (b): “After reciting Surat ul-Faatiha, does one start the following recitation with the basmalah?”
 
Shaykh al-Albaani answers:
“If he starts the Surah (from the beginning), he recites the basmalah quietly; as for if he starts from its middle or end, then there is no basmalah.”

*Question #1 (b): “If he recites more than one Surah, does he say the basmalah quietly for each time?”
Shaykh al-Albaani answers: “(Yes), each time. Reciting the basmalah loudly is not correct.”
 
[1] saying “Bismillaah ir-Rahmaan ir-Raheem”


ssource: silsilat ul-hudā wa nnūr ~ the series of guidance and light ~ tape no. 814 (a) & 209 (b)

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