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The Speech Of Allaah, Part 12 | Proofs That The Quraan Is Uncreated

Posted in 'Aqeedah with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

The beliefs of Ahlu Sunnah is that the quraan (which is the speech of Allaah), is uncreated. Below are the proofs for this:

Allaah Says:

To Him belongs the Creation and the Command,” [7:54]

Sufyaan ibn ‘Uyaynah (d. 198 AH) in explaining this verse said:

“He has lied (who says that the Qur’aan is created)! Allaah has stated, “To Him belongs the Creation and the Command,” so the creation is the creation of Allaah, and His Command is the Qur’aan.”

[Reported by Al-‘Aajurree in Ash-Sharee’ah]

Imaam Ahmad ibn Hambal (d. 241 A.H.) also used this verse to prove that the kalaam of Allaah is not created. [ibid]

Seeking Refuge In The Kalaam:

The Prophet (saw) said:

Whoever dismounts at any place, and says, ‘I seek refuge in the kalimaat (words) of Allaah from the evil that is created,’ nothing will harm him until he moves from his stop.” [Muslim]

This hadeeth also proves that the kalaam of Allaah is not created, since the Prophet (saw) commanded the believers to seek refuge in the kalaam of Allaah from all types of evil. Refuge can only be sought from the Creator (and His Attributes), and not from the creation.

Imaam al-Bukhaaree (d. 256 A. H.) stated:

“In this hadeeth is proof that the kalaam of Allaah is not created.”

Likewise, Imaam Bukhaaree’s teacher, Nu’aym ibn Hammaad (d. 228 A.H.), stated:

“It is not permissible to seek refuge in the created, nor in the speech of men, jinn or angels.”

In other words, the very tact that a person seeks refuge in the kalaam of Allaah proves that it is an uncreated Attribute of Allaah, for it is not allowed to seek refuge in a created object.

Explicit Quotes From The Salaf:

Ibn ‘Abbaas, in explaining the verse,

A Qur’aan without any crookedness,” |39:28|


This means that the Qur’aan is not created.” [Al-Laalikaa’ee, 355]

Imaam Aboo Haneefah (d. 150 A.H.) wrote in his Fiqh al- Akbar:

“The Qur’aan is the speech (kalaam) of Allaah, written in the mus-hafs, preserved in the hearts, recited by the tongues, and revealed to the Prophet (saw),”

and in another place he mentions more specifically that:

“..the Quraan is not created…” [Fiqh Al-Akbar, 301]

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The Vast Extent Of Ash-Sha’bee’s Knowledge

Posted in Knowledge, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ash-Sha’bee said:

“For 20 years I have not heard a man narrate hadeeth except that I know more about it than him.

I had forgotten some knowledge, the extent of which if a person were to memorize (it), he would be a scholar.”

Beautiful Words From Imaam Adh-Dhahabee

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Imaam Adh-Dhahabee said:

“May Allaah have mercy over the person who speaks little, reads the Quraan, weeps over his lost time, constantly gazes into (saheeh) Bukhaaree and (saheeh) Musilm, and worships Allaah before he is surprised by death.”

[At-tadhkirah, 2/80]

Shaykh Al-Albaani, Six Hours On A Ladder!

Posted in Brothers Base, Knowledge, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

“Shaikh Baasim Faisal al-Juwaabirah said:

‘And from that which showed the Shaikh’s patience and fortitude in seeking knowledge was what Dr. Mahmood al-Meerah, may Allaah protect him, told me.

That Shaikh Naasir climbed up a ladder in the Dhaahiriyyah library in Damascus to take a book, a manuscript, so he got the book and opened it and then started to read it while standing on the ladder and stayed there reading for more than six hours.’”

Al-Imaam al-Albani, Duroos wa Mawaaqif wa Ibar, p. 63.

Wasting Time Is Worse Than Death

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah, Words Of Wisdom with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Al-Qayyim said:

“Wasting time is worse than death, because death separates you from this world whereas wasting time separates you from Allaah.”

Never Leave A Good Deed Because Of Its Difficulty

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah, Words Of Wisdom with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Never leave a good deed because of its difficulty, for the difficulty will eventually go but the deed will remain forever.

Never do a bad deed because of its pleasure/enjoyment, for the pleasure/enjoyment will eventually go but the deed will remain forever.

Should One Possess Knowledge Or Wealth?

Posted in Knowledge, Miscellaneous with tags , , , on February 23, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib (ra) said:

“Verily knowledge is more precious than wealth.

Knowledge  preserves you, while you preserve wealth.

Knowledge judges while wealth is judged upon.

The possessors of wealth have died, while the possessors of knowledge live on.

Their (the scholars) bodies have passed away, but they are still present in the hearts of the people.”

[Adab Al-Dunya Wa Al-Deen, p.48]

Islaam Is Against All Forms Of Violence, By Shaykh Bin Baaz

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Islaam is against all forms of terrorism and violence, and how could it not be?

Shaykh Abdul-Azîz Ibn Bâz said:

“From that which is known to everyone who has the slightest bit of common sense is that hijacking airplanes and kidnapping children and the like are extremely great crimes, the world over. Their evil effects are far and wide, as is the great harm and inconvenience caused to the innocent; the total effect of which none can comprehend except Allaah.

Likewise, from that which is known is that these crimes are not specific to any particular country over and above another country, nor any specific group over and above another group, rather it encompasses the whole world.

There is no doubt about the effect of these crimes; so it is obligatory upon the governments and those responsible from amongst the scholars and other than them to afford these issues great concern, and to exert themselves as much as possible in ending this evil.”

[Kayfa Nu’aalij Waaqi’unaa al-Aleem, pp. 108-109]

And as Shaykh Abdul ‘Azeez Aal-Shaykh said:

“The world must know that Islam is a religion of peace and mercy and goodness; it is a religion of justice and guidance…Islam has forbidden violence in all its forms. It forbids the hijacking airplanes, ships and other means of transport, and it forbids all acts that undermine the security of the innocent.”

[Source, p. 10]

The Speech Of Allaah, Part 11 | Is The Quraan Created? What The Ash’arees Say

Posted in 'Aqeedah with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

The Beliefs Of Ahlu Sunnah:

The belief of Ahlu Sunnah is that the Quraan is uncreated. All the scholars of Ahlu Sunnah have explicitly stated this, and quotes from the Salaf regarding this exceed over 500 (as stated by Al-Laalikaa’ee). The Ash’arees believe something illogical and innovative. They differentiate between the actual kalaam of Allaah and the Quraan (which they claim is an expression of the internal kalaam).

The Innovative Beliefs Of The Ash’arees:

Since the Ash’arees claimed that Allaah’s Kalaam is an internal kalaam, they then followed up this principle by stating that the actual text of the Qur’aan is created, but the kalaam of Allaah is not. The Arabic Qur’aan, according to the Ash’arees, is not the actual kalaam of Allaah, but rather an ‘expression’ of the kalaam of Allaah.

Most of them stated that the Qur’aan was first created in the Lauh al-Mahfoodh (in other words, the Arabic words of the Qur’aan did not exist until they were created by Allaah in the Lauh al-Mahfoodh), thus explicitly claiming that the Quraan was created!

In other words, the Ash’arees were forced to admit (an innovated belief) that the Arabic Qur’aan is not the actual kalaam of Allaah, and that it is created. This is due to the fact that they differentiated between what they called an ‘internal kalaam’ of Allaah, which is without language, sound and words, and between the actual Qur’aan, which is in Arabic, recited and heard, and composed of words.

The Internal kalaam Is Uncreated But Its Expression (The Quraan) Is Created!

This ‘internal kalaam’ of Allaah, according to them, is not created, but the Qur’aan, since it is only an ‘expression’ of the ‘internal kalaam’ and not the actual kalaam of Allaah, must be created.

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Fiqh-Us-Sunnah Notes, Janaa’iz (Funerals), Ch. 8: Al-Kafan (The Shroud)

Posted in Fiqh-Us-Sunnah Classes with tags , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ok, I seem to have forgotten about finishing these notes off. Way more chapters left. Unlike previously where my notes were placed between these brackets: {{like this}}, I will now just have them indented. To proceed:

Chapter 8: The Shroud:

Chapter 8a: Legal Status of the Shroud

Shrouding the body of the deceased, even it be with just one piece of cloth, is a collective obligation (fard kifayah) of the Muslims. Bukhari narrated from Khabbab that he said: “We migrated with Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, seeking Allah’s pleasure, and we hope He will reward us for that. In the meanwhile some of us died and received no reward in this life. One of them was Musa’ab ibn ‘Umayr, who was killed in the Battle of Uhud. We did not find anything to shroud him in except a piece of cloth. When we covered his head, his feet would show, and if we covered his feet, his head would show. Allah ‘ s Messenger, peace be upon him, ordered us to use the cloth to cover his head with it and cover his feet with some grass.” [Idhkhir; a sweet smelling grass that is also used to cover roofs]

Another proof to show that it is fard kifaayah is the hadeeth where the prophet (saw) commanded his companions:

“…And shroud him in two garments in which he performed ihraam…” [Bukhaaree, Musilm & others]

Chapter 8b: Preferable Practices in Shrouding

The reward for shrouding a dead:

The Prophet (saw) said: “…And he who shrouds a Musilm, Allaah will clothe him on the day of Resurrection from silk garments of Jannah.” [Al-Haakim, Al-Bayhaqee, & others. Saheeh]

In shrouding, the following practices are recommended and should be observed while preparing a body for burial.

1 The shroud should be nice, clean, and large enough to cover the entire body. This is based on a narration of Ibn Majah and Tirmizhi, who regard it a sound hadith from Abu Qatadah that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “If one of you is a guardian to his deceased brother, he should give him the best shroud he can.”

Further proof for the shroud to be good:

The Prophet (saw) said: “When one of you is responsible for his (deceased) brother, let him shroud him well, because they will be resurrected in their shrouds.” [As-Saheehah, 1425]

“Shrouding well” means the shroud should be clean, thick (not see-through), long enough, moderate cost and appearance. It does not mean that it should be extravagant.

An-Nawawee in Majmoo’ 5/195 & 197 says that it should be comparable to the type of clothing he used to wear during his life.

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[Poem] The Sorrow Of Growing Old Yet Still A Single Woman

Posted in Marriage, Miscellaneous, Parenting, Sisters Base with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

It is said that a woman wrote the following poem from al-Baahah Mountain. It was written because she was forbidden from marriage until she became so old that few were interested in marrying her. She said:

When my fingertips wrote my letter, tears were flowing from my eyes.

I sent it to my affluent father who embraced me with protection and affection.

I sent it, and it contained that which I could not say; but what my heart and soul desires.

I sent it and tears fell upon its ink and I wrote it from a puzzling situation.

I kept it hidden from the most important one, but it did not prevent me from breaking from this concealment.

When I think of my drowning indeed my gray hair ignites as if my gray hair was luminous.

O you who are put off due to my old age.

Indeed, years of sadness have already passed.

When I see children, my tears flow, my heart burns from the fire of my deprivation.

When I see another woman living with her husband and her child sleeping in the nursery.

When I see her and her love with her child.

Your hand afflicts my heart with something.

O you who have not been killed by sorrow killed without a bow and arrow?

O you who make the Laws of my Lord like this.

Isn’t it a requirement to have a husband and a child?

This is the fair and wise judgement of Allaah.

Indeed my Lord required it of mankind.

If you desire my salary and my profession then take what you like without any sin.

But if you seek to sell your daughter to whoever will pay a large sum, which is a different matter.

This, by the Lord of the House, is a terrible sale.

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