Is it permissible for a man to trim, cut, or line his beard from the top or bottom, for any specific reason?

Is it permissible for a man to trim, cut, or line his beard from the top or bottom, for any specific reason?

Answer: It is not permissible. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “Grow the beards and trim the moustaches.” The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) left his beard, and he did not take anything from it, from any direction. It is befitting that an individual follow the guidance of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), rather it is compulsory. As Allah says in the Qur’aan, “Say: If you love Allah, then follow me. Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins.” Therefore, we understand that the guidance of the Prophet(sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and following it, is the path which leads to the pleasure of Allah. Thus, it is not permissible to take from the beard.

Questions and Answers with Shaykh Abdullaah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Ghudayaan

Presented and Translated by Mustafa George DeBerry

January 10, 2010

What are the etiquettes of attending the Salaatul Jumuah, and is it permissible for an individual to look at his mobile phone and the likes during the Jumuah Prayer?

What are the etiquettes of attending the Salaatul Jumuah, and is it permissible for an individual to look at his mobile phone and the likes during the Jumuah Prayer?

Answer: Firstly with regards to the Jumuah prayer, it should pertain to the current affairs of the people. Meaning, you direct them toward that which Allah has ordered them, and you admonish them from performing that which Allah has forbidden them. (This is what relates to warning from sins and encouraging them to do good). For the one who is attending the Jumuah prayer, it is compulsory for him to be quiet and listen to the sermon. It is not permissible for the individual to busy his sight, hearing or limbs, with other than listening to the sermon. Because of that, the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whoever plays with the pebbles, then he has distracted himself, and whoever has distracted himself, then there is no Jumua’h for him.” Likewise, the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “If you say to your companion (the one who is sitting next to you) be quiet, during the sermon of the Imaam, then verily you have spoken.” So even in admonishing someone, it isn’t permissible to do so until the Imaam sits between the two khutbahs, and then he can do this (enjoin the good and forbid the evil).

Questions and Answers with Shaykh Abdullaah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Ghudayaan

Presented and Translated by Mustafa George DeBerry

January 10, 2010

What is your advice for the individual who says “I live far from the Masjid, and therefore it isn’t obligatory upon me to attend the congregation…

What is your advice for the individual who says “I live far from the Masjid, and therefore it isn’t obligatory upon me to attend the congregation. Rather, I will pray in my home.”

Answer: Prayer in congregation is obligatory. And prayer in congregation has 27 more merits than the prayer alone. Therefore, it is incumbent upon an individual to be diligent in going to the Masjid. And he should pray with the congregation of Muslims. An individual can do so by walking, or by way of car in order to save time. However, an individual should not pray in his home.

Q&A with Shaykh Abdullaah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Ghudayaan (rahimaauAllah)

Presented and Translated by Mustafa George DeBerry

January 10, 2010

How does a person seek knowledge if they are distant from the scholars and people of knowledge?

How does a person seek knowledge if they are distant from the scholars and people of knowledge?

Answer: The Qur’aan is the origin of the legislation, and the legislation is general for mankind and Jinn until the Day of Judgment. Allah mentioned, “Say: This Qur’aan has been revealed to me to warn with it.” And Allah said, “Glory be to Allah, the One Who sent down the Qur’aan to His servant so that he could be a warner to mankind.” The third ayah is pertaining to the Jinn listening to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), and then returning to their people and informing them that they’ve heard a book which was sent down after Moosa(alayhis salaam) guiding to the straight path. They informed their people to obey the caller to Allah. Therefore, every individual is responsible for learning the obligatory matters upon every individual Muslim. That which Allah has made obligatory from matters of Faith, Tawheed, Purification, Prayer, Fasting, Hajj and Umrah. If an individual is one upon whom it’s obligatory to pay Zakaat, he must know matters of Zakaat. This is fard ‘ayn (individual obligation upon every Muslim) of the Ummah. The Ummah is of two categories: The Ummah of propagation (Da’wah), and the Ummah of response. The Ummah of Da’wah consists of every individual Muslim, Kaafir (disbeliever) or Jinn. However, the Ummah of response is that which the Messenger (sallallaahu alahyi wa sallam) mentioned that his Ummah will divide into 73 sects. All of them will be in the Hellfire except the one who is upon that which He and His Companions were upon.

Q&A with Shaykh Abdullaah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Ghudayaan (rahimaauAllah)

Presented and Translated by Mustafa George DeBerry

January 10, 2010

“A female would like to seek knowledge, but she is very busy with the affairs of the home ….”

Question 9: A female would like to seek knowledge, but she is very busy with the affairs of the home i.e., having several children. What is your advice for her, and what should she do?

Answer: As we’ve mentioned in a previous answer, it is obligatory for her to learn the Fard Ayn, from the affairs of Tawheed, Eemaan and other affairs of worship such as purification, prayer, Umrah and Hajj, if she wants to make Hajj and the likes of that. Therefore, she should request that her husband provides her with the cassette tapes and materials so that she can learn from them. Likewise, if there is something that she is uncertain about, she should ask the People of Knowledge.

Questions and Answers with Shaykh Abdullaah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Ghudayaan (rahimaauAllah)

Presented and Translated by Mustafa George DeBerry

January 10, 2010

Must Read:: THE PEOPLE ARE OF FOUR TYPES, AND THE DEEDS ARE SIX

THE PEOPLE ARE OF FOUR TYPES, AND THE DEEDS ARE SIX

(From ‘AS-SAHEEHAH’ (no. 2604) of Shaikh al-Albaanee -rahimahullaah):

From Khuraym ibn Faatik al-Asadee -radiyallaahu `anhu- that the Prophet صلى اللهُ عليه وسَلَّم said:

The people are four, and the deeds are six.

So the people are:

[i] one granted plenty in this world and in the Hereafter, and

[ii] one granted plenty in this world, poor in the Hereafter and,

[iii] one poor in this world, granted plenty in the Hereafter and,

[iv] one wretched in this world and in the Hereafter;

and the deeds are:

[i & ii] The two which are binding, and

[iii & iv] like for like, and

[v] ten times more, and

[vi] seven hundred times more:

[i & ii] So the two which are binding are:

Whoever dies as a Muslim, a Believer, not associating anything with Allaah – then Paradise is binding for him; and whoever dies as a Disbeliever – then the Fire is binding for him; and

[iii & iv] Whoever intends an evil deed but does not do it, and Allaah knows that his heart felt it and he desired it, then it is written as a good deed for him; and whoever intended an evil deed then it is not written against him; and whoever did it then it is written as one, and it is not multiplied for him, and

[v] whoever did a good deed – then ten times its like is written for him, and

[vi] whoever spends something in Allaah’s cause, then it is multiplied for him seven hundred times over. >>

Reported by Ahmad (4/345), Ibn Hibbaan (no.31), and Ibn Abee Shaybah in his ‘Musnad’ (2/38/2).

– Shaikh al-Albaanee declared its chain of narration to be ‘Saheeh’.

[Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank]rahimaullah

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