Archive for July, 2010

Poem: Yearning For The Closeness Of Allaah

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

While in his house, Shilbee would become agitated and recite the following couplets:

One cannot be patient when You are afar; When to closeness is he familiar.

From You one cannot suffer being veiled; When in love is he immersed.

Even if the eye does not see You; For sure the heart beholds You.

[Taken from ‘The Journey To Allaah’ By Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbalee, p. 71]

By Allaah, this is a love of Allaah we don’t have…

Why will Jesus descend at the end of time instead of our Prophet?

Posted in Dawah Toolkit, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

As for why Allah – the Exalted – will send Jesus at the end of time and not our Prophet (peace be upon him), then Allah – the Exalted – Says: “…and your Lord Creates what He Wills and Chooses. The choice is not for them…

And this touches upon a wisdom: that the Christians lied regarding Jesus and fabricated on his behalf – they, and the Jews. So, the Christians claim that Jesus was killed by them, and the Prophet (peace be upon him) informed us that at the end of time, he (Jesus) will descend. And if he descends, we can benefit from this in two ways:

Firstly: That the Prophet (peace be upon him) spoke the truth, and that he is the seal of the Prophets, because he informed us of something that would happen in the future. Therefore, he is truthful in everything that he reports from his Lord.

Secondly: The Christians have lied in their fabrications regarding Jesus.

And from the additional wisdoms: That it will be truthfully shown that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the Seal of the Prophets, because if it was Muhammad (peace be upon him) who descended, we would not benefit from that in any obvious way. But, if Jesus (peace be upon him) is the one who descends and then follows the Shari’ah of our Prophet, and ruled by it, and obligated the people to follow it, and obligated himself to follow it – and, rather, prayed behind the expected Mahdi – all of this would undoubtedly show that the Prophet (peace be upon him) is the seal of the Prophets, and that his Shari’ah is the seal of all the divine messages, and that nobody will benefit from claiming that he is a follower of Jesus – even if he had the original Gospel, without its alterations – because Jesus will rule by the Shari’ah of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

And from the additional wisdom: That the death of the Anti-Christ will be by the hands of the true Christ, as the false Christ will be killed by Jesus the son of Mary – so the Masih of Kufr will be killed by the Masih of Iman.

And from the additional wisdom: That Jesus (peace be upon him) is the one who gave glad tidings of the Prophet (peace be upon him) in the Qur’an, as the Exalted mentions: “…and a giver of glad tidings of a Messenger that will come after me whose name is Ahmad…”, and in the Gospel likewise. So, he will descend to see if those who ascribe themselves to him listened to him – did they listen to his glad tidings? Or did they insistently remain upon their disbelief and stubbornness?


Looking at a Prospective Bride

Posted in Marriage with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم urged the one who wants to get married to look at the woman. It was narrated from al-Mugheerah ibn Shu’bah that he proposed marriage to a woman, and the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Go and look at her, because that is more likely to create love between you.

Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (1087), al-Nasaa’i (3235) and Ibn Maajah (1865)

Story: Choosing A Pious Wife Leaves Room For No Trouble

Posted in Brothers Base, Inspirational Stories, Marriage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Yahyâ b. Yahyâ Al-NaysâbûrÎ reports:

I was once with Sufyân b. ‘Uyainah – Allah have mercy on him, when a man came to him and said, “O Abû Muhammad, I complain to you of so-and-so”, meaning his wife, “I am the lowest and most despicable thing to her.

[Sufyân] lowered his head for a few moments, then said, “Perhaps you wanted her in order to better your status.

The man said, “Indeed, o Abû Muhammad.

Sufyân said, “Whoever goes for glory will be tried with ignominy, whoever goes for wealth will be tried with poverty, but whoever goes for religiousness, Allah will bring together for him glory and wealth with the religion.” He then started to narrate to him:

We were four brothers: Muhammad, ‘Umrân, IbrâhÎm and I. Muhammad was the eldest, ‘Umrân was the youngest, and I was in the middle. When Muhammad wanted to marry, he desired status and married a woman of higher standing, so Allah tried him with ignominy. ‘Umrân desired wealth, so he married a richer woman and Allah tried him with poverty: [her family] took everything from him and gave him nothing.

I pondered their situation. Mu’ammar b. Râshid once came to us so I consulted him on the situation and told him the story of my brothers. He reminded me of the hadÎth of Yahyâ b. Ja’dah and the hadÎth of ‘Â`ishah. The hadÎth of Yahyâ b. Ja’dah states that the Prophet – Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – said, “A woman is married for four things: her religion, her status (lineage), her wealth or her beauty; so take the religious one and be successful.

The hadÎth of ‘Â`ishah states that the Prophet – Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – said, “The most blessed woman is she who is easiest to maintain.

Thus, I chose [to marry a woman of] religion and modest dowry, in accordance with the Sunnah of Allah’s Messenger – Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, and Allah gave me status and wealth along with the religion.

[Abû Nu’aym, Hilyatu Al-Awliyâ` 7:289, 290]


The first hadÎth is recorded by Al-BukhârÎ and Muslim. The second is found in Al-Nasâ`ee and other collections but has been graded weak by scholars including Shaykh Al-Albânee. However, scholars point out there is another narration that supports and adds to its meaning. This hadÎth states:

It is from the blessing in a woman that she has an easy dowry, an easy proposal [via her guardian] and an easy womb (i.e. she is fertile, bares children without difficulty and responds the call of her husband for sexual relations).

One of the reporters of this narration, ‘Urwah, said “And I say from myself, one of the first signs of evil from a woman is for her to have a high dowry.

This hadÎth is recorded by Imâm Ahmad and others and is graded hasan by Shaykh Al-Albaanee.

Tarawee Is Eight Rakaa’ah According To The Hanafee Scholars – MUST READ!

Posted in Brothers Base, Killing The Fitna, Miscellaneous, Ramadhaan, Various Other Misguided Sects/Groups Exposed with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Author: Shaykh Abdul-Jaleel Samroodee
Source: Extracts from his Risaalah on Taraweeh
Translator: Abu Khuzaimah and Abu Hibbaan Published: 24th September 2002

Evidence No. 1:

‘Allaamah Ainnee Hanafee – Rahimahullaah – writes the following in his book ‘Umdatul-Qaree’:

“If you were to state that it is not clear in the narrations (by Imaam Bukhaaree), regarding the number of Rakaa’ah the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) prayed in these nights (the three (3) nights of Ramadhaan).

In response I say there is a narration from Ibn Khuzaimah and Ibn Hibbaan from the Hadeeth of Jaabir (radi-Allaahu ‘anhu) who said that:

The Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) prayed eight Rakaa’ah with us in the month of Ramadhaan and finished with the Witr.

[Umdatul-Qaree Sharah Saheeh Bukhaaree, vol. 3, page 597, Egyptian print]

Evidence No. 2:

‘Allaamah Zailaee Hanafee – Rahimahullaah – has also asserted in ‘Nasbur-Rayaah Fee Takhreejer Ahadeetheer Hidaayah’:

“Also Ibn Hibbaan in his Saheeh has narrated from Jaabir Ibn Abdullaah (radi-Allaahu ‘anhu) that the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) prayed Eight Rakaa’ah with his Companions (radi-Allaahu ‘anhum ajma’een) in the month of Ramadhaan and finished with Witr.”

[Nasbur-Rayaah, vol. 2, page 152]

Evidence No. 3:

Imaam Muhammad – Rahimahullaah – one of the renowned students of Imaam Abu Haneefah – Rahimahullaah – has mentioned in his book ‘Muwatta’ the famous narration of Aa’ishah (radi-Allaahu ‘anhaa):

Whether it was Ramadhaan or any other month Allaah’s Messenger (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) did not pray more than eleven Rakaa’ah.

[Muwatta, Imaam Muhammad, page 138]

Evidence No. 4:

Imaam Ibn Humaam – Rahimahullaah – writes in ‘Fathul-Qadeer’:

“In conclusion the Qiyaam of Ramadhaan (Taraweeh) consists of eight Rakaa’ah with Jamaa’ah (congregation) as it was done by our beloved Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam).”

[Fathul-Qadeer, Sharah Hidayaah, vol. 1, page 334]

Written in the footnote of ‘Hidaayah’ (a reliable book of the Hanafee Fiqh, vol. 1, page 96), is the following:

“The ‘Sunnah’ is that which the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) did regularly.”

Evidence No. 5:

‘Allaamah Mullaa Alee Qaaree Hanafee – Rahimahullaah – says:

“Verily the Taraweeh prayer consists of eleven Rakaa’ah as it was the practice of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sal-Allaahu ‘Alayhi wa sallam).”

[Mirqaat Haashiyah Mishkaat, vol. 2, page 115]

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Tarawee, 8 Or 20?

Posted in Brothers Base, Killing The Fitna, Miscellaneous, Ramadhaan with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Hanafi Muhaddith Abdul Haq Dehlvi said in his book Fatharasool mannan p.227:

The tradition of 20 rakaah which is common these days has no proof of authenticity from the prophet (pbuh) The narration of Ibn Abbas in Ibne Abi Shaiba about 20 rakaah is dhaeef (Weak).

It contradicts the Saheeh hadeeth of Ayesha (ra).

Below is a list of Hanafi scholars and their books which agrees that the hadeeth of 20 rakaats of tarawih is dhaeef (Weak) as compared to 8 rakaah.

1) Mujtahid Allama kamal Ibnul Hamam (hanafi) in fath hul Qadeer pg 205.

2) Mulla ali qari in mirqat Shahre mishqat.

3) Allama Ibn zeli Hanafi Nasbur-riaya fi Takhreejul Ahadeeth Al-Hidaya vol 1 pg 293

4) Durre mukhtar pg 216

5) Sharh Kanzby Allama masood misri pg 665

6) Allama Abu Tayyab Muhammad Bin Abdul Kadir Sindhi Madni ,Hanafi.Nashqbandi in Shayh Tirmidi pg 423

7) Allama Anwar Sha kashmiri in Afurasazi Vol 1 pg 329

8) Aiynul Hidaya part 1 -pg 563

9) Nurul Hidaya pg 133

10) GayatulAvtar vol 1pg 326

11) Moulana Yusuf Kandhalvi “Ameer Tablig Jamaat” in his book ” Hayat -us-Sahaba” Vol 3 pg 165-167 in the chapter of “Tarawih” agrees that Tarawih consists of 8 rakaah only. Nowhere in the entire chapter he mentions anything about 20 rakaahs.

Is Ramadhaan Taraweeh 8 or 20 Rak’at? By Dr Zakir Naik

Posted in Ibaadah - Salaah, Killing The Fitna, Miscellaneous, Ramadhaan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

The number of rak’ahs is eleven, and it is preferable in our opinion not to exceed this number, following the practice of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), because he never did more than that in his life. ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) was asked about how he prayed in Ramadaan.

She said, ‘The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) never prayed more than eleven rak’ahs (of qiyaam), whether during Ramadaan or any other time. He would pray four, and don’t ask me how beautiful or how long they were. Then he would pray four, and don’t ask me how beautiful or how long they were. Then he would pray three.

[Reported by al-Bukhaari, Muslim and others]

How To Get That Perfect Wife

Posted in Brothers Base, Halal & Islamic Funny Stuff, Inspirational Stories, Marriage, Words Of Wisdom with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Khaalid Ibn Safwan saw a group in the masjid of Basrah, and he said, “What is this gathering?

He was told, “There is a woman who informs men about women who are available for marriage.

He went to her and said, “I want to marry a woman.

She said, “Describe her to me.

So he described her saying, “I want her to be a virgin who is wise like a married woman, or a married woman who is innocent like a virgin; she should be sweet when she is near, splendid when she is at a distance, she should have lived a life of luxury and then became afflicted with poverty – so she has the manners of the rich and the humility of the poor. When we gather wealth, we should be as the people of the world, and when we become poor, we should be as the people of the hereafter.

She said, “I know of such a woman for you.

He said, “And where is she?

She replied, “In Paradise! So work hard to achieve her!

[Taken from ‘Gems And Jewels’ p. 23]

How To Keep Your Marriage In tact: Through Obedience To Allaah

Posted in Inspirational Stories, Marriage, Sisters Base with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Below is a story I read in Gems And Jewels, Pp. 257-258. Beautiful, sad and a nice lesson gained…

How To Keep Your Marriage In tact: Through Obedience To Allaah

My story is plain enough, nothing strikingly poignant about it, but I tell you that perhaps you can learn from my mistake:

My marriage began as a very happy union between my husband and myself. We weren’t rich, but we were content with what we had, and we had a daughter whom we both loved dearly.

In the early stages of our marriage, we would put our daughter to sleep, and we would pray, glorify Allaah, and recite the Qur’aan.

One day, we checked our savings and realized that we had saved a considerable sum of money, and so I suggested to my husband that we should buy interest bearing shares, the proceeds of which we could definitely use to help our daughter later on in life.

We invested all that we had, including all of the money that I made from selling all of my jewelry. After only a short time passed, the prices of the shares plunged, we went bankrupt, and we were left with many debts. We came to learn the hard way that:

Allaah will destroy riba (usury) and will give increase for sadaqaat (deeds of charity, ominous, etc.).” [Qur’aan 2:276]

During one of the difficult nights that followed, I got into a huge argument with my husband and demanded that he divorce me. He then screamed out, “You are divorced from me!!! You are divorced from me!!!”

Both my child and I cried, and through the many tears, it was this that was constantly going through my mind: We were joined together through obedience to Allaah, and we then became separated through disobedience to Him.

Tafseer Of 78:33 (“Young Full-Breasted Virgins Of Equal Age”)

Posted in Brothers Base with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Strictly for mature brothers only… 18+ Material

Allaah says in soorah Naba (78) Verse 33, describing the pleasures of Jannah and what the believers will have therein:

(And for the believers, there will be) Young full-breasted virgins of equal age.

At-Tabaree said; “And full-breasted maidens of equal age.

Qataadah said; “Full-breasted women of equal age.

‘Alee Ibn Abee Talhah, from Ibn ‘Abbaas (who said about ‘wakawaa’iba’); “And full-breasted maidens; and His saying ‘atraabaa’ (means) of equal age.

Ibn Zayd said; “ ‘Al-Kawaakib’ means the woman whose breasts are raised and full/prominent” and he said ‘atraabaa’ means “of equal age.

Ibn Katheer said; “Meaning; Full-breasted maidens, which means that their breasts are raised and full; not dropping, since they are amorous virgins of equal age.

As-Sam’aanee said; “ ‘Atraabaa’ meaning: maidens equal in age; and it is said that they will be thirty three years old.

Aboo Nu’aym reported in ‘Sifatul-Jannah’ (2/106), Bukhaaree in ‘At-Taareekhul-Kabeer’ (4/2/219/no. 2779) by way of ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdul-Waahid, from al-Awzaa’ee, from Haaroon ibn Ri’aab, from Anas ibn Maalik (ra), who said that the Messenger of Allaah said: “The people will be raised on the Day of Resurrection in thre form of Aadam: hairless, beardless, with eyelids edged with black, being thirty three years old. Then they will be brought to a tree in Paradise and be clothed from it. Their clothes will not wear out and their youth wil not pass away.” [Shaykh Al-Albaanee said in ‘As-Saheehah’ (6/1/46); ‘Its chain of narration is Saheeh.”]

As-Sa’dee said; “And they will have (pure) wives therein, in accordance with their souls’ desires. ‘wakawaa’iba’ means they are maidens with full breasts. So because of their youthfulness, vitality and freshness, their breasts have not sagged (down). And ‘atraabaa’ means women of equal age, close to each other, and it is usual that those of equal age will be in harmony and be able to live together, and this age is thirty three years which is the most justly balanced age of youth.

Moon Sighting: A Clarification, By Shaykh Haitham Al-Haddaad

Posted in Killing The Fitna, Ramadhaan with tags , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

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