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]