When there is a difference of opinion or when two scholars disagree on an issue, some people they take the opinion which is

Q.​When there is a difference of opinion or when two scholars disagree on an issue, some people they take the opinion which is easier for them. What is your statement or opinion in this matter?

A.​The shaykh (haafidhahullaah) said it is upon the individual when they want to ask a question it is upon them to ask what the ruling of Allaah is. What does Allaah azza wa jall rule in this matter? And if they find that they are given two different opinions, if one scholar says one opinion and another scholar says another opinion, then it becomes mandatory upon the questioner to look at the knowledge and the piety of the two individuals and they take the opinion of the one who has more knowledge and the one who has more piety. He said, verily knowledge is your religion thus it is mandatory that an individual takes his religion from individuals who are known to be reliable, known to be knowledgeable and known to be pious.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 06-10-2012, Riyadh)

Is it permissible for a person who is not a student of knowledge; to have a hand in given dawah, run the affair of dawah…

Q: Is it permissible for a person who is not a student of knowledge; to have a hand in given dawah, run the affairs of dawah with regards to organising lessons or seminars or preparing places and preparing for scholars and students to travel to these places or is it mandatory that he is a student of knowledge?

A: An individual who strives to do a action or to give wealth for the purpose of dawah, seeking the face of Allah (Azza wajal) then this individual falls under the hadeeth of the prophet (Sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam); verily actions are by their intentions and everyone will have that which they intended. The prophet (Sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) mentioned whoever prepares an individual to fight in the way of Allah; it is as if he has fought in the way of Allah and whoever takes care of the family of someone who has gone to fight in the way of Allah, it is if he has fought in the way of Allah.
There is no doubt, the greatest of actions, the supererogatory actions, the greatest of supererogatory actions is fighting in the way of Allah (Azza wajal) and if the reward for an individual who prepares someone to fight in the way of Allah or takes care of his family is as he has fought then this is tremendous reward.
With that being the case if anyone does an action or they give in charity for the purpose of dawah; then this individual has taken part in the actions of the callers themselves.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 16-02-2013, Riyadh)

What is your advice for those who belittle and degrade the committee for enjoining the good and forbidding the evil?

Q.​The individual is asking, what is your advice for those who belittle and degrade the committee for enjoining the good and forbidding the evil?

A.​The shaykh (hafiathullaahu ta’alaa) responded by saying those who make fun of enjoining the good and forbidding the evil then these individuals have opposed the Qur’aan and the sunnah. We find that Allaah (azza wa ja’al) has made it an obligation to enjoin the good and forbid the evil as it is present in the Qur’aan: ‘Verily you are the best of the nations that has been bought forth for the people: you enjoin Al-Maruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islaam has ordained) & forbid Al-Munkar (poythesim, disbelief and all that Islaam has forbidden) & you believe in Alllaah. And other verses where Allaah (ta’baarak ta wa ta’alaa) orders us to enjoin the good and to forbid the evil. So those individuals who speak ill of the committee of enjoining good and forbidding evil, then these individuals it is not befitting for them to do so and a person would only do so if he is upon major ignorance or if this individual has deviated from the correct beliefs. We ask Alllaah for salvation.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 02.02.13 Riyadh)

Journey to visit shaykh zayd bin haadi al Madkhali and sitting with shaykh Haadi bin Haadi

Journey to shaykh zayd bin haadi al Madkhali and sitting with shaykh Haadi bin Haadi

Allah has made it easy for us to visit shaykh zayd bin haadi hafidhahullah. Our shaykh lives in the Southern part of Saudi Arabia in jizaan district in the city of Samitah.

The shaykh has opened a charitable Iibrary which contains 1000’s of books. Shaykh zayd has published over 70 books from the most famous books being afnaan nadiyya which explains the prophetic sunnah. This work consists of 9 volumes – the shaykh a largest printed book. Shaykh Ali Ibn Zaid also informed us that this book will be reprinted walhamdulillaah.

We also had the opportunity to visit Shaykh Haadi Ibn Haadi hafidhahullah. The shaykh is from the students of Shaykh Abdullah Al Qar’aawi (rahimahullah) and teacher of Shaykh Zaid Al Madkhali and Shaykh Rabee Al Madkhali. The Shaykh is in his 90’s.

What follows are some quotes of our sitting with the shaykh.

Shaykh Haadi bin Haadi was asked about shaykh Zaid and said to us: “I use to be shaykh Zaid his teacher and he was a clever young man – and now he has become my shaykh.”

When asked about shaykh ahmed najmi he said: “shaykh ahmed is an ocean of knowledge”.

We asked him regarding shaykh haafidh al hakami (rahimahullah) he informed us if the following: “shaykh Abdullah Qar’aawi saw the handwriting of haafidh al hakami and ordered to bring this young man. When it became clear that shayk haafidh was intelligent and firm in knowledge he married him to his daughter and became from his close students”.

He also said regarding shaykh Abdullah Qar’aawi : “before the time of shaykh Qar’aawi there was a lot of ignorance and innovation. Once his call was instilled in the South we have been placed from darkness (of innovation/shirk)to light (tawheed/sunnah) “.

He also mentioned regarding the memory of shaykh haafidh al hakami: “one day shaykh Abdullah Qar’aawi would deliver a lesson and the shaykh ordered haafidh al hakami to deliver a lesson. Haafidh Al Hakami delivered the exact same lesson exactly as his shaykh has delivered!”

Shaykh Haadi bin Haadi said regarding dawah salafiyyah: “Allah has guided us from darkness to light due to this dawah”.

Upon leaving shaykh Haadi bin Haadi was extremely pleased with our visit and said: the visiting of scholars and students of knowledge instills love.”

We ask Allah to preserve our scholars and to keep us steadfast upon this blessed dawah.

Compiled by
Abu Maalik Mohamed Faarih

27th January 2013