Some companions use to say Yaa Rasoolillaah, by my mother and father. How do we understand that?

Q.​The individual is saying that some companions use to say Yaa Rasoolillaah, by my mother and father. How do we understand that?

A.​The shaykh said they didn’t mean they are swearing by their mother and father, rather what was meant was I would ransom my mother & father for your life O Messenger of Allaah (Sallahu alayhi wa sallam). So it’s like they were saying the Messenger (Sallahu alayhi wa sallam) is more beloved to them then their mother and father. If they had to ransom their father and mother then verily the life of the Messenger (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) is more dearer to them.

This also took place from the time of the Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam).
Sa’aad ibn abi Waqqaas and he was the first one to throw a weapon in the way of Allaah azza wa ja’al i.e. fought in the way of Allaah azza wa ja’al and he said this. He said verily I would ransom my father and mother for you. So this shows you this statement was in the time of the Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

Shaykh Saalih ibn Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class 01.12.12) Riyadh.

Is it permissible for a women to travel without a mahram by plane, train etc?

Q.​The individual is asking, is it permissible for a women to travel without a mahram by plane, train etc?

A.​The shaykh said the Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said (as reported in Sahih al Bukhari & other than that) it is not permitted for a female who believes in Allaah and the Last day to travel except with a mahram (male guardian). When that statement was said by the Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) a man who was present stood and said yaa Rasoolillaah, my wife has set upon a journey to perform hajj and I have been registered/ listed to fight in a particular war (jihaad). The Prophet (Sallahu alayhi wa sallam) said go and travel with your wife, so the individual went and travelled with his wife. So this was the order of the Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

Notice what the Prophet (sallahu layhi wa sallam) said: it’s not permissible for a woman. He did not specify a young woman or a old woman, he said it’s not permissible for a woman. So this shows you any woman. Any and every woman. Whether she is old, whether she is young, whether people are attracted to her or not etc. Regardless of this it is still mandatory that she has a male guardian to travel with her. Because of that the scholars say if a male guardian is not present for a woman then the hajj is not obligatory upon her. The hajj is not obligatoryupon her. Allaah ta’baarak ta wa ta’aala says in the Qur’aan: verily it is mandatory for the people to migrate to the house, to make pilgrimage to the house. The scholars said if the woman does not have a mahram (male guardian) then she falls under the category that cannot perform the hajj.

Shaykh Saalih ibn Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class 01.12.12) Riyadh.

The individual is asking about the Prophet (sallaahu alahyi wa sallam), did He fast on his birthday?

Q.​The individual is asking about the Prophet (sallaahu alahyi wa sallam), did He fast on his birthday?

A. ​The shaykh said the Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) did not mention that he fasts because of his birthday. The Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) mentioned he fasts on Mondays and Thursdays, because these are two of the days on which actions are bought and presented to Allaah azza wa ja’al and the Thursday because it’s the day before the E’ed/ a day of gathering for the muslims. There is no doubt, we should understand that the Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) his birth was good for the humans. He was the individual Prophet Eesa (alayhi salaam) or Jesus gave glad tidings of, when Eesa (alayhi salaam) said I am giving you glad tidings of an individual who will come after & his name is Ahmed. Meaning the Prophet Muhammad (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam). Likewise with the birth of the Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) the supplication of Ibraheem (alayhi sallam) was answered. Ibraheem (alayhi salaam) made a supplication that they would be from amongst his offspring a Prophet or a Messenger in Makkah. So there is no doubt that the birth of the Prophet (Sallahu alayhi wa sallam) bought much blessing to the world. However, the reason why the Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) fasted was because this was one of the days actions are bought up to Allaah and presented to Allaah. And that is on Mondays and Thursdays.

Shaykh Saalih ibn Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class 01.12.12) Riyadh.

The individual is asking how do we know what is a major sin?

Q.​The individual is asking how do we know what is a major sin?

A. ​The shaykh said major sins are for example that which Allaah tabaarak ta wa ta’aala, informs us the punishment for whoever performs it will be the hell fire. Likewise that which the Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) informed us that whoever does this action they will be distant from the mercy of Allaah, or whoever does this action will be cursed by Allaah. These are certain things which inform an individual that a sin is a major sin. You have the hadith where the Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘abstain from the seven major sins’. However the Prophet Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam did not mean that there are only seven. He sallaahu alayhi wa sallam in that hadith mentioned seven but did not say that they are the only major sins. The proof for that is ibn Abbass (RadiAllaahu anhumma). He was asked are there only seven? He said they are closer to seventy then seven. So there is no specific number of the amount of major sin there are.

Shaykh Saalih ibn Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class 01.12.12) Riyadh.

The individual is asking is it permissible for a non muslim to enter the Prophets masjid

Q.​The individual is asking is it permissible for a non muslim to enter the Prophets masjid (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) for the purpose of learning about Islaam?

A.​The shaykh mentioned that which is present in the Qur’aan is that it’s not
permissible for the non muslim to enter into the masjid in Makkah, Masjidul
Haraam. The verse specifically mentions Masjidul Haraam which is present in Makkah. However, the Saudi government out of respect and reverence for the masjid of the Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) they made a law that the disbelievers cannot enter the Prophets masjid (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam). Likewise the individual who wants to learn about islaam he can find out about islaam without having to visit the Prophets masjid (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam). For verily knowledge is not present in one place only.

Shaykh Saalih ibn Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class 01.12.12) Riyadh.