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

– 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.?

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What are the best of names….Find out here…

Q.​The individual is asking, can you name yourself inayyahtullaah?

A.​The shaykh mentioned the origin with regards to names is that names are permissible except that which you have a prohibition for or that which you have some sort of shirk in. These types of names; inayyatullaah, baytullaah. These names are permissible as they do not have anything which is impermissible in them nor do they have shirk. However, the best of names are those that begin with Abd (servant), for example, Abdullaah, Abdur Rahmaan, Abdul Kareem or Abdul Lateef. These are the best of names, the names that begin with Abd.

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

The Best of Both Worlds

The Best of Both Worlds

Shaykh Abdur Rahmaan Naasir Al-Sa`di rahimahullaah

From the Introduction to ‘al-Khushoo fis-Salat’ of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali

`Abdullaah ibn Mas`ood radiallaahu `anhu relates that the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam would supplicate: “O Allaah! I ask You for guidance, piety, safety and well-being, and contentment and sufficiency.” [Allaahummaa innee as’alukal-hudaa wat-tuqaa wal-`afaafa wal-ghinaa]. [Related by Muslim, no 2721]

Imaam as-Sa`dee (d. 1376 AH) – rahimahullaah – said in [Bahjatul Quloobul-Abraar (p.198)]

“This du`aa (supplication) is from the most comprehensive and beneficial du`aas (supplications), since it includes asking Allaah for well-being with regards to both the Religion and the world.

Thus, al-hudaa (the guidance) is beneficial knowledge, and at-tuqaa (i.e. taqwaa or piety) is righteous actions and leaving-off what Allaah and His Messenger have forbidden; and this is (asking) for correctness and well-being of a person’s Religion.

For indeed, the Religion comprises of beneficial knowledge and recognising the truth – which is guidance – and standing firm upon obedience to Allaah and His Messenger sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam – and this is piety.

And al-`afaafa (well-being and safety) and al-ghinaa (contentment and sufficiency) comprises of being safe from (the harms of) the creation and that the heart is not attached to them.

And it also comprises of being contended with Allaah and what He provides, and seeking whatever will cause the heart to be satisfied with Him. So with this, happiness in this worldly life is completed, and the heart tastes true sweetness and delight – and this is a goodly life.

So whosoever is granted the provision of guidance, piety, well-being and contentment has indeed achieved true happiness, and has acquired all that could be possibly sought after, as well as being saved from all that is dreadful and frightening.”

Misleading Statements (Shaikh Muhammad Bazmool)

Misleading Statements (Shaikh Muhammad Bazmool)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The statement: The Shaikh is affected by the people around him (those who speak to him).

Shaikh Muhammad Bazmoul commented on this statement:

Beware of such a statement oh my brothers, for indeed it is the statement of the people of innovation and desires! I have heard this statement being mentioned concerning the likes of Shaikh Bin Baaz and Shaikh al Albani (may Allah have mercy on them), and I have heard it mentioned about other scholars.

This statement is incorrect in several ways:

1. It is belittlement of the scholar because it indicates that he is not accurate and he accepts anything mentioned to him by his students. The origin of the affair of a scholar is that he is trustworthy and accurate, and therefore this statement is in opposition to this origin. With this being the case, the person who makes such an allegation must present proofs for his claim or it is befitting that his claims is rejected and not accepted.

2. The likes of this statement was forbidden by Allah concerning what was being said about His Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and the scholars; those who inherit from the prophets. Allah said in the Qur’an:

وَمِنْهُمُ الَّذِينَ يُؤْذُونَ النَّبِيَّ وَيَقُولُونَ هُوَ أُذُنٌ قُلْ أُذُنُ خَيْرٍ لَكُمْ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَيُؤْمِنُ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَرَحْمَةٌ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْذُونَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ

{Among them are those who annoy the Prophet and say: He is lending his ear to all news. Say: He listens to what is best for you; he believes in Allah, has faith in the believers, and is a mercy to those of you who believe. But those who annoy Allah’s Messenger will have a painful torment.} Surah at Taubah: 61

Imam at Tabari mentioned in his book of Tafseer in explanation to this verse, he said:

Allah is informing that from amongst the hypocrites are groups who seek to annoy the Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and reprimand him by saying: He freely lends his ear. He listens to everyone who speaks to him and he accepts and believes their speech….

Shaikh Muhammad Bazmoul further explained:

Consequently, this statement was mentioned by the hypocrites concerning the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and now it is being used by the people of innovation and ignorance to belittle the scholars and abandon their statements and knowledge. By performing this action, they have imitated the action of the hypocrites. Indeed there is no might or change except by the permission of Allah!

3. This statement is used by individuals to refute the statements of the scholars concerning individuals and issues. Indeed this is from the most despicable of affairs. The statement of a scholar is only rejected based on valid, legislated proofs and evidences. Is this statement (the scholar is affected by those around him) considered a valid, legislated proof and evidence?!

4. This statement contains several dangers. From its dangers is that it creates a lack of trust for the scholar concerning his speech and rulings. Certainly the more the people trust the scholar, the more they trust his knowledge.

5. This statement removes and decreases the awe and reverence the students of knowledge have for the scholar.

Summarized translation from: ‘Misleading Statements’ Shaikh Muhammad Bazmoul (may Allah preserve him)


Mustafa George DeBerry
Riyadh, KSA

Questions & Answers with Sheikh Abdullah al-Ghudiyan November 9, 2007

Questions & Answers with Sheikh Abdullah al-Ghudiyan November 9, 2007

1. Is the origin of giving da’wah that one should use gentleness?

Answer: Yes, this is the origin of giving da’wah. Allah said in The Quran:

{Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good speech, and debate with them with that which is better}

He (Allah) also said:

{If you were stern and harsh hearted, they would have abandoned you}

2. What is the difference between a prophet and a messenger?

Answer: A prophet is one who revelation was revealed to him, but he was not ordered to propagate it (meaning: he was not ordered to propagate a new legislation, instead he called to the old legislation), while a messenger was ordered to propagate revelation.

3. If a person leaves the masjid, and then returns, must he/she perform the prayer of entering the masjid once again?

Answer: If one intends to return to the masjid (right away), they do not have to repeat the prayer for entering the masjid.

4. Question related to female prayer in congregation

Answer: It is legislated for females to pray in congregation, but the Imam (female) must stand between the first row in the middle, and not in front of the row.

5. Is it permissible to read the books of the Christians?

Answer: If a person wishes to read their books in order to refute them, then there is no problem. But there is no longer a real need to read their books because these books have been abrogated with the sending of the Quran. I also advise one to read the Quran in order to gain reward in doing so.

6.The book: Al Kasais al Kubra (book related to matters specifically for the Messenger Muhammed (salAllahu alayhi wa salem) is authored by who?

Answer: Jalal ud-Deen as-Suyooti

7. Is the principal: ‘Let’s work together in that which we agree, and excuse one another for what we disagree’ correct?

Answer: This is a total incorrect principal. Today, you have individuals that don’t believe in Allah, they don’t believe in the Quran, the don’t believe in the Prophet, which means they oppose the Muslims in foundations of the Religion. If we were to agree with this principal, that means we would have to over look all these matters of fundamental belief and join together with these people. It is obligatory on a Muslim to implement Islam in all of his life. It is not befitting that one is similar to a tree that sways whenever the wind blows. The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salem) said that there would be 73 sects, one in Paradise, and the others in the Hell-fire, a person that follows this (incorrect) principal intends to create one group out of 73. How can this be done when you have individuals that don’t believe in Allah, nor His Messenger, nor the Quran, and you have other individuals who commit clear Shirk. So what does that person (that follows this principal) want?! It is upon a Muslim to hold fast to his/her Islam. Allah said in the Quran:

{And you (Muhammed) are not a guard over them. So (instead) remind them with the Quran, those that fear the punishment}

Therefore, this is a %100 incorrect principal.

Other questions asked to Sheikh Abdullah and Sheikh Saleh al-Fowzan in Ramadan

1. If a person is sick or old and can not fast, and at the same time, can not feed the poor because of their own financial difficulty, what should he do?

Answer: First he should consult with a doctor to make sure he can not fast. If this is really the case, then feeding the poor will remain a debt on the person’s part. He must pay it in the future when he has the means to do so. (Sheikh Ghudiyan)

2. What does a person do if he enters a masjid right before the time of prayer, and there is a lecture taking place supporting sufi beliefs?

Answer: Why would he go to such a masjid, he should pray in a different masjid. (Sheikh Fowzan)

May Allah bless these scholars for lending their valuable time and knowledge.

May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Messenger Muhammed, and upon his family members and companions.


Mustafa G.
Saudi Arabia
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Companions Did Not Differ in ‘Aqeedah, Nor Did They Innovate; Rather, they Refuted Bid’ah from its Start #islaam #aqeedah #sunnah

Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah

Companions Did Not Differ in ‘Aqeedah, Nor Did They Innovate; Rather, they Refuted Bid’ah from its Start

Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmee (rahimahullaah) was asked: Was there any differing amongst the Salaf – and at the head of them the companions – was there any differing among them in the affairs of ‘Aqeedah, or in the affairs of the fundamentals of the Religion? And if it was present, does this mean that it is okay for us to leave off speech about people of innovation (bid’ah), because the companions did not refute one another in the affairs of ‘Aqeedah?

Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmee (rahimahullaah) answered:

It did not appear from the companions – may Allaah be pleased with them – innovation. And none from amongst them innovated in the religion. And the proof for this is when Abu Musa al-Ash’aree – may Allaah be pleased with him – and those who were with him saw those people sitting in circles in the masjid in Koofah.* And every circle had a person saying, “glorify Allaah 100 times,” and they would glorify Allaah 100 times. And he would say, “say Allaahu akbar 100 times,” and they would say this 100 times. And he would say to them, “praise Allaah 100 times,” and they would praise Him 100 times. Until the end of that which was stated.

They (the companions) rebuked this with a severe censure. And they went to the home of ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood (radiallaahu ‘anhu), and they waited by the door for him to come out, as he was the one whom ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (radiallaahu ‘anhu) had (appointed as) a teacher and reciter in Koofah. So when he came out, Abu Musa said to him that he saw a thing in the masjid, and ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood began to ask him about this particular thing that he had witnessed. And then he (Abu Musa) said, “if you were to live, then you would see it.”

So when ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood entered the masjid, he was shocked by what he witnessed. So he stood in front of them and said: “Oh people, either you are upon a way more guided than the way of Muhammad – salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – or you have opened the door of misguidance. There are the clothes of the Messenger of Allaah – salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – which are still in tact. And his companions are still present. And his bowl, which is unbroken, is there. And with that you innovate?”

They said, “Oh Aba ‘Abdur-Rahman, we only intended good.”

[So the shaikh asked:] So what did he (Ibn Mas’ood) say to them?

He (Ibn Mas’ood) said: How many intended good, but do not achieve it?

[The shaikh went on to mention:] This proves to us that innovation in the Religion began at this time, and there did not appear innovation among the companions, and they were in agreement in the fundamentals of the Religion and in the ‘Aqeedah. There was no differing in this among them.

And therefore, the Messenger of Allaah – salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – stated: There will be two great groups from my Ummah who will fight one another. And their da’wah – their call, their belief – will be one. And this took place in Sifeen and al-Jamal. And Siffeen was much worse, lasting almost three months. And a great number of Muslims were killed.

So the statement of the Messenger of Allaah – salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam: There will be two great groups from my Ummah who will fight one another. And their da’wah – their call, their belief – will be one. This statement of the Messenger of Allaah – salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam – means —–> that there was no differing amongst them in ‘Aqeedah, nor in the fundamentals of the religion. This proves that there was not present any differing among them in this.

Translated by: Abul Hasan Malik (hafidhahullaah)  Source: Tape: Al-‘Allaamah Ahmad bin Yahya An-Najmee, Q&A [rahimahullaah]
* (This narration is reported by ad-Daarimi in his Sunan (1/79))
For those who have Sharh-us-Sunnah by Imam Barbaharee, this narration appears in the footnotes (as one of the supporting proofs) of the seventh point: Beware of small innovations because they grow until they become large.

1. A striking example of how small innovations lead a person into committing major innovations is found in the narration reported by ad-Daarimee in his Sunan (1/79):

‘Amr ibn Salmah said: We used to sit by the door of ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ood before the Morning Prayer, so that when he came out we would walk with him to the mosque. (One day) Abu Moosaa al-Ash’aree came to us and said, “Has Abu ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan come out yet?” We replied, “No.” So he sat down with us until he came out. When he came out, we all stood along with him, so Abu Moosaa said to him, “O Abu ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan! I have just seen something in the mosque which I deemed to be evil, but all praise is for Allaah, I did not see anything except good.” He enquired, “Then what is it?” (Abu Moosaa) replied, “If you live you will see it. I saw in the mosque people sitting in circles awaiting the Prayer. In each circle they had pebbles in their hands and a man would say ‘repeat Allaahu Akbar a hundred times.’ So they would repeat it a hundred times. Then he would say, ‘say Laa ilaaha illallaah a hundred times.’ So they would say it a hundred times. Then he would say, ‘say Subhaanallaah a hundred times.’ So they would say it a hundred times.” (Ibn Mas’ood) asked, “What did you say to them?” (Abu Moosaa) said, “I did not say anything to them. Instead I waited to hear you view or what you declared.” (Ibn Mas’ood) replied, “Would that you had ordered them to count up the evil deeds they acquired and assured them that their good deeds would not be lost!” Then we went along with him (Ibn Mas’ood) until he came to one of these circles and stood and said, “What is this which I see you doing?” They replied, “O Abu ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan! These are pebbles upon which we are counting takbeer, tahleel and tasbeeh.” He said, “Count up your evil deeds. I assure you that none of your good deeds will be lost. Woe to you, O Ummah of Muhammad (saws)! How quickly you go to destruction! These are the Companions of your Prophet and who are widespread. There are his clothes which have not yet decayed and his bowl which is unbroken. By Him in Whose Hand is my soul! Either you are upon a Religion better guided than the Religion of Muhammad (saws) or that you are opening the door of misguidance.” They said, “O Abu ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan! By Allaah, we only intended good.” He said, “How many there are who intend good but do not achieve it. Indeed Allaah’s Messenger said to us ‘A people will recite the Qur’aan but it will not pass beyound their throats.’ By Allah! I do not know, perhaps most of them are from you.” Then he left them. Umar ibn Salmah (the sub-narrator) said: We saw most of those peope fighting against us on the day of Nahrawaan, along with the Khawaarij.