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Forged Ways Of Doing Salātul Istikhārah, By Sh. Mashhur Hasan Aal-Salmaan

Posted in Biddah / Innovation, Ibaadah - Salaah with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Forged Ways Of Doing Salaatul Istikhaarah

By Sh. Mashhur Hasan Aal-Salmaan

The following paragraphs present some of these forged ways of doing Salaatul Istikhaarah:

[1] Believing in setting a condition prior to doing Salaatul Istikhaarah; that is if the matter one wishes to do is good one would see a green or a white colour in one’s dreams. And if the matter is evil one would see a red or a black colour.

[2] Using the rosary by the one who needs Allaah’s (swt) guidance or others make it for him. One holds the rosary and then presents one’s need secretly then gathers some of its beads in one’s hand and counts them. If the number of the beads is an odd one, one would not fulfill what he had intended to do. If the number is an even one, one would consider this as a good sign and would do what he had born in his intention.

Indeed, what is the difference between this way and that which the people of Jaahiliyyah used to practice, i.e. the Tiyarah, which is totally prohibited in our Shar‘.

[3] The cup way. A cup of coffee is made by a man or a woman for the one who needs the Istikhaarah. The later drinks the cup of coffee offered to him, then tips it over and after a while gives it to the former to “read” it for him. The former looks inside the cup after the leftover has made different shapes and lines -just like any liquid left over does! Then the “reader” starts making up different stories for the former and fills his head with legends!!

[4] Using necromancy [fortunetelling]. It is done by placing a cup full of water on a special person’s hand which has special lines. This process is done on a certain day of the week. Then the fortune-teller starts humming with unrecognized words calling some of the Jinns in order to bring the thief [as is usually done or tell him about the robery].

[5] Using the sand. It is done by drawing disconnected lines on the sand, then they are counted in a special mathematical way known to those who practice this way. At the end, the fortune-teller gets to know the person’s sign [of the zodiac] and picks out all the information about this sign from a certain book he brought for such a purpose. Then he tells the person about the latter’s past and future events -as he claims. Those people with similar signs are told the same thing.

[6] Using the palm. In this way the fortune-teller claims to have the ability of reading one’s palm through diagnosing and analysing its lines and starts telling others about their future.

[7] Using the Mushaf. One opens the Mushaf randomly, if one’s eyes fell on an Ayah that talks about mercy, he would do the thing he wishes, otherwise he won’t.

[8] Some people go to Shaikhs and righteous people to do the Istikhaarah on their behalf which is a mistake!!

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Abu Usama Addresses Abu Khadijah

Posted in Live Audio, Various Other Misguided Sects/Groups Exposed with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Abu Usama Addresses Abu Khadijah

Part 1

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To A Mujahids Wife

Posted in Brothers Base, Marriage, Politics, Sisters Base with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

To A Mujahids Wife

90 Lashes To Teach Her A lesson!

Posted in Killing The Fitna, Miscellaneous, Politics, Sisters Base, Words Of Wisdom with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

90 Lashes To Teach Her A lesson!

A Saudi court has sentenced a 13-year-old Saudi schoolgirl to 90 lashes and two months in prison after she was caught with a mobile phone equipped with a camera.

The girl, who has not been named, is sentenced to 90 lashed in her school in front of her classmates followed by two months in detention.

The sentences come after she was caught with a cell phone equipped with camera. The gadget is banned in girls’ schools.

The austere desert Kingdom’s use of such punishment has been widely condemned by human rights organizations.

The world has witnessed several cases of human rights violations. In 2006, a Saudi teenager was sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in prison after she was the victim of a gang rape.

The judge sentenced the female victim to more lashes than her assailants. A court had originally sentenced the rapists to jail terms of between 10 months and five years.

Publicity and publication of the event changed the 19-year-old girl’s situation. The court had originally sentenced the woman to 90 lashes, but increased the punishment after an appeal, saying the woman had tried to use the media to influence them.

In March, 2002, at least fourteen schoolgirls died at a school in Saudi Arabia after religious police stopped them from fleeing a fire. The religious police maintained that they could not leave the building because they were not wearing correct Islamic dress.

Saudi Arabia appoints religious police, commonly known as mutaween, to patrol public places in teams to enforce the Kingdom’s brand of ultra-conservative Islam.

In February, 2008 religious police arrested a Saudi psychology academic for having coffee with a female student. He faced 180 lashes for the act.

Contact between unrelated Saudi men and women in public places is severely restricted. It is an illegal act in the Kingdom which enforces a strict Islamic moral code.

In an April, 2008 report, Human Rights Watch documented that the guardianship system requires Saudi women to obtain permission from male guardians before they can carry out a host of day-to-day activities, such as education, employment, travel, opening a bank account, or receiving medical care.

The report demonstrated the negative consequences for women whose guardians – fathers, husbands, brothers or male children – refuse to give such permission.

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Salaah Behind Someone Who Trails His Izaar (Below The Ankles)

Posted in Biddah / Innovation, Ibaadah - Salaah with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Salaah Behind Someone Who Trails His Izaar (Below The Ankles)

“Fatwa Concerning Doing Salaat Behind An Imaam Who Is An Innovator In Religion Or Who Lets His Izaar Down (Below The Ankles)”

By: Shaikh Abdul Aziz Ibn Baaz.

The Shaikh was asked: ‘Is the Salaat done behind an Imaam who is an innovator or who lets his garment down valid?’

‘Yes, the Salaat behind an Imaam who is an innovator or the one who lets his Izaar down is valid. This opinion is the preponderated one amongst those of the ‘Ulamah’s. In case the Imaam’s innovation in religion is of the kind that gets him out of the realm of Islaam, then doing Salaat behind him is invalid.

Those responsible of appointing Imaams should do their best in appointing those who are pure of any act or belief of deviation or innovation for leading people in Salaat is indeed a great trust entrusted to those appointed as Imaams whom people take as their example.

Letting garments down is like other sins that should be abandoned totally for the prophet (saw) said: ‘The part of the foot the Izaar covers below the ankles is in Hell Fire [i.e. It will be burnt in Hell]’.(1) Al-Bukhaari narration.

The Qamis, Saraawil and the Bisht and the like all fall under this ruling. The prophet (saw) said: ‘Three [Kinds of] people to whom Allaah (swt) will not talk [with pleasurable speech] nor look at [with mercy and kindness] on the Day of Qiyaama [Resurrection] , nor will He (swt) purify them and theirs will be painful punishment (they are): the one who lets his garment down, the reminder of charities, and the trader who delivers false oaths in order to sell his goods’.(2) Muslim Narration.

The punishment is even worse when one drags his garment out of conceit, and he will soon receive his punishment in this world. The prophet (saw) said: ‘Whoever hangs down his garment out of conceit, Allaah (swt) will never look at him [with mercy] on the day of Resurrection’.

Every [male] muslim should ward off what Allaah (swt) made forbidden upon him, such as letting garments down to the ground and other sins’.

It indeed breaks our hearts – and the heart of every muslim who hates that Allaah’s (swt) boundaries and laws be violated and who is keen on bringing happiness to other muslims – to see that this ruling is violated by both men and women. You see men letting down their garments and giving free rein for their women to shorten their garments in the way and manner they like, uncover their heads, necks and bosoms, apply perfumes out side their houses and walk out in the streets displaying their beauty and bodies for all people to see. We have no power nor might but with Allaah (swt).

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“I Wish To be Killed Following The Sunnah”

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

“I Wish To be Killed Following The Sunnah”

Ibn Al-’Arabi Al-Maaliki said: ‘I once invited Shaikh Abu Bakr Al-Fihri in Muharras Ibn Ash-Shawwa’ at Ath-Thagr. Abu Bakr was of those eminent Shaikhs who earnestly followed the prophet’s example in raising his hands in Salaat. He arrived at the Thagr where I teach. The Shaikh entered the mosque and stood in the first row. And I was standing at its end near a window looking over the sea to enjoy the breeze. In the same row, there were the chief of the sea crew Abu Thamnah, his deputy and some members of the crew waiting for the Imaam to lead them in the Salaat. During his [Naafilah] Salaat, the Shaikh raised his hands when doing Ruku‘ and when raising from it. Abu Thamnah addressed his companions: ‘Do you see what has this eastern done?! Go and Kill him and throw his body in the sea and let no one see you’. Hearing this, I felt that my heart jumped into my throat and said to them: ‘Subhaana Allaah, this is the great Faqih of our time, At-Turtushi’.

They asked: ‘Why does he raise his hands then?’

I said: ‘This is the prophet’s (saw) Sunnah and Imaam Maalik’s Mathhab as is narrated by the scholars of Madinah(*)’. Then I tried to keep them calm and quiet till the Shaikh finished his Salaat. We, then, returned back to the residence at the Muharris. The Shaikh noticed my anger and inquired about the reason. I told him the whole thing. He, then, laughed and said: ‘Indeed, I wish to be killed following the Sunnah’.

I said: ‘You should not do this; you are in a town where if you follow this Sunnah you will be killed’. He then said: ‘leave aside this idle talk and lets discuss something more useful’.(1)

FOOTNOTES:

(*) Ibn Abdil Hakam said: ‘Ibn Al-Qaasim was the only one to relate from Maalik that he used not to raise his hands in Salaat. We believe in the opposite’. See: “Al-Qawaanin Al-Fiqhiyyah” (p. 64).
(1) “Ahkaamul Qur’aan” (vol. 4 / p. 1900). It was also mentioned by Al-Qurtubi in “At- Tafsir” (vol. 19 / p. 279) and Ash-Shaatibi in “Al-I‘tisaam” (vol. 1 / p. 295).

[Taken from “The Clarified Ruling Of Mistakes Done In Salaah” By Sh. Mashhur Hasan Aal Salmaan, p. 95]

Qibla Locator

Posted in Ibaadah - Salaah, Useful Software/Tools with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Qibla Locator

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