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The Dangers Of Women In The Field Of Business, Ibn Katheer

Posted in Adab (Manners), Brothers Base, Inspirational Stories, Killing The Fitna, Miscellaneous, Sisters Base, Words Of Wisdom with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

In his tafseer of soorah 11, verse 114, the aayah of which reads:

And perform the Salat at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night [i.e. the five compulsory prayers]. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds (i.e. small sins).”

Ibn Katheer mentiones a very interesting story:

Imam Ahmad recorded that Ibn ‘Abbas said that a man came to ‘Umar and said that a woman came to do business with him.

During the course of their business, he took her into his place and did everything with her except the actual act of sexual intercourse.

‘Umar said, “Woe unto you! She probably was a woman whose husband is away (fighting) in the path of Allah.’

The man said, “Of course she was.

‘Umar then said, “Go to Abu Bakr and ask him about this.

The man went to Abu Bakr and asked him about the matter. Abu Bakr said, “She probably was a woman whose husband is away (fighting) in the path of Allah,” just as ‘Umar had said.

Then he went to the Prophet and told him the same story. The Prophet said;

She probably was a woman whose husband is away (fighting) in the path of Allah.

Then a verse of Qur’an was revealed,

And perform the Salah, at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds.” [11:114]

The man then said, “O Messenger of Allah! Is this verse only for me, or does it apply to all of the people in general?

‘Umar then struck the man on his chest with his hand and said, “No, rather it is for all of the people in general.

Then the Messenger of Allah said,

‘Umar has spoken the truth.

[End Quote]

This incident is recorded in Tafseer Ibn Katheer, under the explanatiopn of the verse 11:114 and is found in Ahmad, and another similar version in Bukhaaree.

An interesting point to be noted is that the man and woman who done everything together “except the actual act of sexual intercourse”, were both Companions of the Prophet (saw)!

If such was the case for the most noble and fearful of all generations, what about those possessing less taqwa’? It is sad to say that women are increasing and increasing in the field of business, looking outside of the house, ignoring the dangers, and ignoring the fitna awaiting.

True was the one (i.e, the Prophet (saw)) who said:

The women is object of concealment, when she leaves the house, Shaytaan (the Devil) beautifies her.” [Tirmidhi, and it is Saheeh]

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Who Are The Ashariyyah, By Shaykh Dimashqiah

Posted in 'Aqeedah, Miscellaneous, Various Other Misguided Sects/Groups Exposed with tags , , , , , , , on November 30, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Who Are The Ashariyyah, Part 1:

Who Are The Ashariyyah, Part 2:

Where are the Mu’tazilah & Ashariyyah:

Difference between the Mu’tazilah and Ashaaira:

Doing Salāt While One’s Head Is Uncovered, By Shaykh Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan

Posted in Ibaadah - Salaah, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

A man may do his Salaat with his head is uncovered unlike women; their heads are part of their private parts that should be totally covered.

However, a male muslim should preferably be in his most beautiful and neatest shape when he does his Salaat, so he should preferably wear a turban or any kind of head cover.

Uncovering the head in Salaat for no legal reason is one of the detested act especially in obligatory and congregational Saaat.(1)

Al-Albaanee said:

I think, doing Salaat while the head is uncovered is a detested act for a muslim should be in his most beautiful Islamic appearance when doing Salaat. The prophet (saw) said: ‘Allah (swt) is more worthy that one beautifies oneself for’.(2)

As-Salaf used to consider it a detested act to uncover one’s head, walk in the street and get into the mosque in such a state. This bad habit has actually got into our Islamic countries through colonization and muslims regretfully adopted it blindly and hence loosing most of their Islamic characteristics. This [hadeeth](3) should not be taken as a pretext to abandon this Islamic tradition especially when doing Salaat.

As for some Egyptian muslim brethren who claim that one is permitted to uncover his head [in Salaat] like he does in Hajj, this is indeed a false analogy. Uncovering the head in Hajj is one of its rites that no other act of worship shares. Had this kind of analogy been correct, then uncovering one’s head in Salaat would have been obligatory since it is so in Hajj. Those who claim the first part of this conditional clause should stick to its second part otherwise it should be totally abandoned and they had better do so’.(4)

It was not proved that he (saw) did his Salaat while uncovering his head. If he (saw) had done so, it would have been related by the Sahaaba. Whoever claims that the prophet (saw) did so must present the proof, for truth must always be followed.(5)

It is worth saying here that the one who does his Salaat while uncovering his head, his Salaat is correct although he has done a detested act as Al-Baghawee and many other ‘Ulamah stated.(6)

Consequently, those who refrain from doing Salaat behind an Imaam who uncovers his head, their act is improper although the Imām should be in his most beautiful shape in his Salaat, fullfilling what he could of the prophet’s (saw) Sunnah. May Allaah (swt) guide us to the Right Path.

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Tucking Up Clothes In Salaah, By Shaykh Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan

Posted in Ibaadah - Salaah with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Some muslims tuck up their clothes before they begin their Salaat which is something forbidden.

Ibn’Abbaas related, ‘the prophet (saw) said: ‘I was ordered to prostrate on seven bones, was forbidden to tuck up my clothes and to collect my hair in Salaat’.(1)

Ibn Khuzaimah dedicated a chapter of his book “The Saheeh” for this issue and titled it with “Tucking up clothes in Salaat”.(2)

An-Nawawee said: ‘The ‘Ulamah agreed that it is a forbidden act to tuck up clothes, roll up sleeves or the like in Salaat’.(3)

Imaam Maalik said -concerning rolling up sleeves, then performing Salaat in such a state: ‘If one did this act while working then started his Salaat in such a state, it is all right but if he did it intentionally for doing Salaat or during it then there is no good in it’.(4)

In my opinion, the prohibition mentioned in the hadeeth is a general one whether one tucks up his clothes or collects his hair before or during doing Salaat.

An-Nawawee said: ‘Tucking up clothes or collecting hair is something detested. If one does Salaat in such a state, he has done something bad but his Salaat is correct and valid. Aboo Ja’far, Muhammad Ibn Jareer At-Tabaree held this opinion and related the ‘Ulamah’s unanimous agreement on it. Ibn Al-Munthir related from Al-Hasan Al-Basri that if one does such an act and then performed Salaat, he should repeat it’.(5)

Then he continued saying: ‘Al-Jumhoor’s opinion is that this prohibition is a general one whether it is done intentionally for Salaat or before it’. Ad-Daawoody, however, said: ‘The prohibition is addressed to those who do this act intentionally for Salaat. The sounder opinion is the first one, which was held by the Sahāba and others’.(6)

Footnotes:

(1) Narrated by Muslim in the Book of Salāt, chapter: The organs of prostration and the
prohibition of tucking up clothes and gathering hair in Salāt, (vol. 1 / p. 354) (no. 490), An-Nasā’ī in the book of Salāt, chapter: The prohibition of tucking up hair in prostration, (vol. 2 / p. 215), Ibn Mājah in the book of doing Salāt, chapter: Tucking up clothes and gathering hair in Salāt, (vol. 1 / p. 331) (no. 1040), Ibn Khuzaimah in the Book of Salāt, chapter: The prohibition of tucking up clothes in Salāt (vol.1 / p. 383) (no. 782). I mentioned the first part of the hadīth’s narrations when editing “Man Wāfaqat Kunyatuhu Kunyata Zawjihi Mina As-Sahābah” by Ibn Hayawayh.

(2) “Sahīh Ibn khuzaimah” (vol. 1 / p. 383).

(3) “Sharh Sahīh Muslim” (vol. 4 / p. 209).

(4) “Al-Mudawwanah Al-Kubrā” (vol. 1 / p. 96).

(5) Sharh Sahīh Muslim (vol. 4 / p. 209).

(6) The previous reference.

[Taken from “The Clarified Ruling Of Mistakes Done In Salaah”, By Shaykh Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan, Pp. 39-40]

What Makes A Soorah Makkee/Madanee | 3 Opinions Discussed

Posted in Miscellaneous, Qur'an with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

The Definition of Makkee and Madanee

There are three methodologies by which the makkee and madanee revelations are defined.

The First Opinion: The Time Of Its Revelation

The first definition relies upon the time of revelation, taking the Prophet’s (saw) hijrah as the division factor. According to this definition, if a verse was revealed before the hijrah, it is considered makkee, and if revealed after the hijrah, it is considered madanee.

This definition ignores the actual place of revelation. Therefore, those verses revealed at the Farewell Pilgrimage (8 A.H.), or the Conquest of Makkah (10 A.H.), would be considered madanee by this definition, even though the actual place of revelation was Makkah.

The criterion according to this definition, once again, is the time of revelation, not place. This is the strongest of the three definitions, since it is the most beneficial, and is therefore the one primarily utilised by the scholars of Islaam.

The Second OpinionThe Place Of Its Revelation

The second definition relies upon the place where the verse was revealed. If a verse was revealed in Madeenah, it is madanee, and if it was revealed in Makkah, it is makkee.

Therefore, the verses revealed at Makkah during the Farewell Pilgrimage would be considered makkee, even though they were revealed alter the hijrah.

The criterion here is not the time of revelation, as in the first definition, but place.

A flaw with this definition is that those verses revealed neither in Makkah nor Madeenah (for example, the verses revealed at Tabook) would not be classified as either makkee or madanee, as this definition cannot take such verses into its classification scheme.

The Third Opinion: Who Is Being Addressed

The third definition depends upon the addressees of the verse. If the verse is meant tor the Quraysh and the polytheists of Makkah, it is considered makkee, and if the verse is addressing the Muslims or hypocrites in Madeenah, it will be considered madanee.

One of the flaws in this definition is that there are many verses in the Qur’aan where the addressees are not specifically Makkan or Madeenan.

Sometimes, the Qur’aan addresses a specific portion of mankind, such as the People of the Book, and at other times, it addresses all of the creation.

In Conclusion:

It is also possible to combine these three definitions when dealing with a verse or soorah and to say, for example, that the verse is madanee with regards to time and place, yet makkee with regards to whom it is addressing. An example of this is Soorah ar-Ra’ad. which was revealed after the hijrah in Madeenah, but addresses the polytheists of Makkah.

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An Introduction To The Sciences Of The Qur’aan, By Yaasir Qaadhi

Posted in Books (pdf's, html's & doc's), Qur'an with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Click here to download the book. Maa shaa Allaah an excellent book. Topics include:

1) An Iintroduction To ‘Uloomal-Qur’aan

2) The Qur’aan

3) Inspiration – Al-Wahy

4) Gradual Revelation

5) The First And The Last Revelations

6) The Makkee And The Madanee Verses

7) The Causes Of Revelation – Asbaab An-Nuzool

8) The Compilation Of The Qur’aan

9) The Beginning Of The Soorahs

10) The Ahruf Of The Qur’aan

11) The Qira’aat Of The Qur’aan

12) The Clear And Unclear Verses- Al-Muhkam Wa Al-Mutashaabih

13) Abrogation In The Qur’aan- An-Naasikh Wa Al-Mansookh

14) The Miraculous Nature Of The Qur’aan – I’jaazal-Qur’aan

15) The Interpretation Of The Qur’aan – Tafseer

16) The Translation Of The Qur’aan

17) The Qur’aan And Orientalists

Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee’s Strict Adherence To Hadeeth

Posted in Methodology Of The Salaf, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee’s strict adherence to the hadeeth reached the point that he used to advise his companions to stick to it.

He used to say:

“Stick to the people of hadeeth, since they are the most correct from amongst the people.”

And he said:

“If I see a man from amongst the people of hadeeth, then it is as if I have sen a man from the Companions of the Prophet (saw). May Allaah reward them with good, they preserved the foundations for us, so they have an excellence over us.” (1)

Then he recited the following lines of poetry:

All forms of knowledge besides the Qur’aan are a preoccupation;
Except for hadeeth and knowing the fish of the Religion;
Knowledge is that which contains, ‘He said…’ or ‘He informed us…’
Anything other than that is from the whisperings of the Devil.” (2)

Footnotes:

(1) Refer to Al-Bidaayah Wan Nihaayah, 10/254 of Ibn Katheer and Siyar A’laamin Nubulaa’, 10/60 of Adh-Dhahabee.

(2) Al-Bidaayah Wan Nihaayah, 10/256 of Ibn Katheer and Deewaanush Shaafi’ee, p.88

[Creed 107]