Important Benefit from Sheikh Muhammad bin Saleh al ‘Uthaymeen Related to Marriage and Observing that which is Apparent

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

While explaining the hadeeth of Fatimah bint Qaes (may Allah be pleased with her); in which she approached the Prophet  صلى الله عليه و سلم and informed him that individuals have approached her for marriage, upon hearing the names of these individuals the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم  replied:

As for Abu Jahil, he does not remove the stick from his shoulder (he beats women), and as for Mu’awiyah, he is poor. Instead, marry Usamah. (Saheeh Muslim)

Sheikh ‘Uthaymeen commented (in summary):

If it were said: How can the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم   say: “As for Mu’awiyah, he is poor”, while he (the Prophet) doesn’t know? It’s possible he (Mu’awiyah) will become wealthy (in the future). And actually, this did take place. Mu’awiyah became a ruler; in fact he became one of the wealthiest rulers.

Thus, we say: From this hadeeth a vital benefit can be derived, which is: That which should be considered is what is apparent, not what will possibly occur in the future. Pay close attention to this principle. An individual is not commissioned to (consider) matters of the unseen, but rather, he is responsible for that which is in front of him.

Consequently, we know the answer for a commonly mentioned question (issue). This occurs when a man who is not practicing seeks to marry a practicing female. The female would like to marry him and thus she says: It’s possible that Allah will guide this man by way of me. This action (him changing) may or may not occur in the future. She does not know, but that which is presently apparent is that this individual is not practicing. If the female was to say: It is possible that Allah will guide him by way of me, we will respond: It is (also) possible that Allah will lead you astray by way of him! Both of these outcomes are possible, and you (the female) being led astray by way of the man is more likely, due to the fact that the authority and influence of the man over the woman is much greater than her authority and influence over him. Likewise, how many men put pressure on their wives to perform something that the husband wants, and due to his pressure, the female falls into something she herself dislikes. This is something which is known and proven. The most important benefit in this issue is that a person is responsible for that which is apparent, not that which will may or may not occur in the future.

Source: Fathul Thee Jalalee wal Ikram bi Sharh Bulough al Maram vol. 11, pg. 201

Translator’s note: May Allah have mercy upon our beloved Sheikh and father Sheikh Muhammad bin Saleh al ‘Uthaymeen. Indeed his statements and clarifications are filled with wisdom and sound understanding. The advice of the Sheikh can also be applied to the common day belief of many sisters (when approached for marriage by individuals not upon the methodology of the Salaf): I know he’s not Salafi, but ان شاء الله  he will come to the minhaj through my guidance and direction! Then after a few months, we find the sister attending the gatherings of the people of innovation and those supporting them! We have even witnessed sisters falling into major shirk, innovation, and defending the callers to hizbiyah due to being married to individuals not upon the methodology of the Salaf. Similarly is the statement of some females, when approached for marriage by an individual who has a proven reputation of mistreatment of women, you find some women saying: I will be the one to change him! Or: He will never treat me the way he treated others! These spurious statements and the likes are clear examples of how females place themselves in dreadful predicaments as it relates to marriages.

May Allah guide our women to that which is better, and may He keep us all firm upon the straight path.

Mustafa George DeBerry

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

17th of Dhil Hijjah | Oct. 22, 2013

A total disgrace in the name of Islamic dawah: – A dress-up fashion show for ladies starring Yusuf Estes

A total disgrace in the name of Islamic dawah: – A dress-up fashion show for ladies starring Yusuf Estes http://safeshare.tv/w/zJFOyMDakb

– Jokes with lies (as usual), claiming that Turkish people pray without wudhoo’.

– Remember that he collects the Muslims’ zakaat money for his TV station and even quotes Egyptian fatwaas that we MUST support him, while THIS kind of shameless clownery goes on.

– When will his defenders (Thahabi, Assim Hakeem, etc.) stop speaking against Ahlus-Sunnah and say something about this mess?

– If he was a Sunni, these kinds of incidents would be enough for us to turn away from him. What about when he continues to teach Jahmiyyah kufr, promote the Shiite, reject hudood, claim that Allah is totally intolerant, etc.?

Help raise awareness about this man’s reality:

http://www.YusufEstesQuran.com

Shaikh Rabee’ bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) said: “If you see a person upon the truth and another upon falsehood, it is obligatory…

Shaikh Rabee’ bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) said:

“If you see a person upon the truth and another upon falsehood, it is obligatory for you to support the truth and warn against falsehood – otherwise you are lifeless. You don’t affirm what is good, and you don’t forbid the evil – and that is a clear sign of regressing and deteriorating hearts.”

Majmoo’ 14/271

Is it permissible for a father to prevent his daughter from marriage for the purpose of completing her studies?

Question: Is it permissible for a father to prevent his daughter from marriage for the purpose of completing her studies?

Answer: The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:” If a person approaches you who is upright in his religion and possess good character, then marry him(to your daughter or the likes). If you don’t, there will be much corruption and evil throughout the Earth. Therefore, if a man approaches, and he has good religion and good character, if he is trustworthy etc, it is not permissible for the father to prevent the marriage from taking place. It is possible that the father makes an agreement with the man who is marrying his daughter, that she completes her studies. This is because there is no doubt that in completing her studies is a benefit for the husband, the children, whether they are males or females, in the future, as well as benefit for the female and the Muslims as a whole. If this female completes her studies, she can teach and benefit the Muslims in the future. I don’t think if the man has good character and religion, that he would want to prevent his wife from completing her studies.

Shaykh Abdullaah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Ghudayaan (Rahimaa’Allah)

Source: http://knowledgeofislamblog.wordpress.com/quraan/

Is it allowed to work with groups such as ikhwaanul muslimeen or the tableeghee jamaa’ah in matters of da’wah in the west where the….

Q.​The question is; is it allowed to work with groups such as ikhwaanul muslimeen or the tableeghee jamaa’ah in matters of da’wah in the west where the muslims are few?

A.​The shaykh (hafidhahullaah) said that we should be adamant about making our da’wah sincere and pure for the sake of Allaah azza wa jall and in making sure that nothing enters into the deen which is not originally part of the deen. If one were to co-operate with other groups it is as if he is saying that the course they are following is a correct course.
​However, if one were to participate in some activities in order to call to islaam without actually joining that group and without being a member of that group, then there is no problem and the examples which have been mentioned are ikhwaanul muslimeen and the tableeghi jamaa’ah.
​There is a new group which has risen and some people are calling to it, it is a so called liberal islaam group and people should be afraid when joining these types of groups and participating with them. Remember the ayah in which Allaah azza wa jall says;
​‘You will not find a people who believe in Allaah and the last day, loving others even if they be their fathers and brothers and the likes, if they differ with what Allaah and His messenger teach with’.
​So people should be afraid when they are joining deviant groups that they are obeying those that make a part of the religion which is actually not something which is part of the religion. They should be fearful and mindful of the hadeeth of the messenger (sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) when he said that any deed which is performed and it is not in accordance with this affairs of ours, he is not from amongst us.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 08-08-2012, Riyadh)

The person is says that if they enter the salaah and the imam is in the rukhoo position and he joins the salaah in the rukhu…

Q.​The person is saying that if they enter the salaah and the imam is in the rukhoo position and he joins the salaah in the rukhoo position but he is not sure if he recited ‘sub’hana-rabee-al-adheem’ once before the imam rose from the rukhoo position, what should he do in this situation?

A.​The shaykh (hafidhahullaah) said that if a person enters into the masjid when the imam has already begun the prayer and the imam is already in the rukhoo position, the person should not run in order to join the salaah, he should walk slowly and gently and if he reaches the imam whilst he is still in rukhoo then he has made that rak’aah and he should not make up the ra’kaah afterwards. The proof for this; the Prophet (sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) when this happened to a sahaabi named aboo Baqraa. This sahaabi aboo Baqaraa performed the rukhoo even before entering the row of the prayer and he joined the salaah whilst the imam was in rukhoo. The Prophet (sallaahu alayhi wa salam) did not tell him to repeat this ra’kah, rather he (alayhi salaatu wassalaam) told him, may Allaah (azza wa jall) increase you in your eagerness but do not do this again. Meaning, do not enter the rukhoo position before joining the salaah but the Prophet (sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) did not order him to repeat the rak’aah.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 08-08-2012, Riyadh)

What is the meaning of the hadeeth that no angels come into the house with pictures and dogs?

Q.​ What is the meaning of the hadeeth that no angels come into the house with pictures and dogs?

A.​The shaykh (hafidahullaah) said that this is an authentic narration and what is meant by pictures is that anything that a human being draws or sculpts with their hands. This should not be done. The shaykh (hafidahullaah) said that it is different when it comes to picture taking with a device. However, anything that a person draws with their hands or sculpts should not be done, it is a sin and the angels will not enter a house where those things are present. Also, when it comes to dogs there are only three situations where it is permissible to have a dog. One is if the dog is being used for farming. The second situation where it’s permissible to keep a dog is if it’s being used to herd livestock. The third situation is if the dog is being used for hunting. The hadeeth states that if anyone acquires a dog for other than one of these three reasons, then each day he will have a great amount of his rewards taken away. The shaykh mentioned the hadeeth states each day the reward the size of a qiraat will be taken away. Qiraat meaning the size of a mountain, so each day the reward the size of a mountain will be taken away from him. The shaykh (hafidahullaah) mentioned when it comes to livestock he said the same might be permissible, if a family for example were camping outside of the city and they were afraid thieves or someone might attack them. They could have dogs in this case to bark and let them know if anyone was trying to attack them.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 08-08-2012, Riyadh)