Archive for August, 2011

Doing Du’aa By The Grave Of The Prophet (saw)

Posted in Tawheed/Shirk with tags , , , , , , on August 31, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Imaam Maalik said:

“I do not view that one should stand by the grave of the Prophet(saw) and make du’aa, rather one should give salaam and then pass by.”

[This was mentioned by Ismaa’eel Ibn Ishaaq in Al-mabsoot and its isnaad is saheeh as noted in Siyaanatul Insaan (p.264). Also see Fath Al-Mannaan, p.358]

Imaam Maalik was asked about those who ‘may even stand by the grave on jumu’ah or on other days of the week at any one time or more than once, sending salutations and making du’aa for an hour or so (by the grave)‘, so Imaam Maalik replied:

“These actions have not reached me from any of the people of fiqh in our land, so to leave these practices is better. The latter part of this ummah will not be rectified except with that which rectified the first part of the ummah. It has not reached me from the former part of the ummah that they did that…”

[Fath Al-Mannaan, p.358]

Al-Aloosee Al-Hanafee said:

It would suffice you to know the truth by following what the companions of the Messenger did with his (saw) grave. His (saw) grave is the most virtuous grave on the face of the earth; therefore you should stop at what the companions did when they visited his grave and gave salutations.”

[Rooh Al-Ma’aanee, 15/239-240]

How To Win The Love Of Your Husband

Posted in Marriage, Sisters Base with tags , , , , , on August 30, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Do you know that you have the power to change the mood that your husband is in just by using what Allah has given you? The problem is that as women, we are often too proud, or stubborn to give in. But this is to our own detriment.

If your husband comes home tired and cranky, greet him with a loving smile. Bring the best out in yourself and in your appearance, wearing what pleases his eyes, and applying perfume, have your house looking clean and smelling nice.

Make your home a haven for your husband. Serve him his favourite food and drink.

Make physical contact with him (unfortunately many women forget this power Allaah has given them), just by that soft touch and sweet look, you can cause all his worries and stress to fall out of his mind.

This is sure to make him relax and let go of all the stress of the day.

Even though he may not know how to show his appreciation, know that you have eased him of his burdens and helped him to feel loved and honored.

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Lowering Your Gaze On ‘Eid

Posted in Brothers Base, Miscellaneous, Ramadhaan with tags , , , on August 29, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

It is reported on the authority of Al-Wakî’ b. Al-Jarrâh:

We went out one Eid with Sufyân Al-Thawrî and he said, “The first thing we will do on this day of ours is to lower our gaze.

[Ibn Abî Al-Dunyâ, Kitâb Al-Wara’. Article 66]

It is reported that Hassân b. Abî Sinân – Allâh have mercy on him – went out one Eid and when he returned home his wife said:

“How many beautiful women have you looked at today?”

After she kept asking him, he said:

“Woe to you! I have looked at nothing but my toe from when I went out to when I returned to you.”

[Ibid. Article 68]


Seeking Blessings (Tabarruk) From The Graves Is Haraam

Posted in Tawheed/Shirk with tags , , , , , , on August 29, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Seeking blessings (tabarruk) from trees, stones, ‘pious’ individuals and the likes are all means to shirk.

Ibn Hajar Al-Makkee Al-Haytamee (Ash-Shaafi’ee) said:

“Our companions (from the Shaafi’ee madhhab) say: it is haraam to pray to the graves of the Prophets and Awliyaa, such as praying on them, tabarruk (seeking blessings) and glorifying them. The status of this action is that it is a manifest major sin.”

He then goes on to mention some of the glorifications of graves which are forbidden such as:

“…such as placing seats om graves out of glorification, seeking blessings (tabarruk) from them, and likewise making tawaaf around graves.”

An-Nawawee said:

“They (the scholars) said: it is ‘considered haraam’ to touch the grave and kiss it, rather it is from manners to be distant from it just as the people were distant from it when he was alive.

…From the danger of the one like this is that he touches the grave with his hand and the likes in order to attain Barakah (blessings) yet this only shows the person’s ignorance and heedlessness as Barakah is only within that which agrees with the Shar’ (Islamic Legislation), so how can one seek virtue by that which opposes what is correct?”

[Al-Majmoo’, 8/257-258]

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Quotes From The Salaf Regarding Brotherhood, Part 2

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on August 26, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Uthmaan Ibn Hakeem said:

“Befriend the one who is above you in the religion and below you in the worldly life.”

[As-Samt, of Ibn Abee Dunyaa, p.45]

Yahyaa Ibn Katheer said:

“The best of brothers are those who say, ‘Come let’s fast before we die,’ and the worst of brothers are those who say, ‘Come let’s eat and drink before we die.’ “

[Al-Hilyah, 3/71]

Hubayrah said:

“Consider the people based upon their friends.”

[Raudatul ‘Uqalaa, p.108]

The Ruling On Visiting ‘Holy’ Sites And Places Where Relics Of The Prophet Are Found

Posted in Tawheed/Shirk with tags , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

An-Nawawee said:

If one vows to go to a masjid other than the three masjids which are (a) Al-Masjid Al-Haram, (b) Madeenah and (c) Al-Aqsaa, then this vow is neither obligatory nor to be convened.” (1)

Ibn ‘Abdul Baaqee stated in his explanation of Al-Muwatta’:

“(Imaam) Maalik also ‘considered haraam’ seeking pleasure by visiting the location of the tree where the allegiance was pledged to the Prophet (saw), in order to differ from the Jews and Christians.” (2)

Al-Qurtubee said:

“Our scholars have said that it is prohibited for the Muslims to take the graves of the Prophets and of the ‘Ulamaa as masjids.” (3)

Al-Tartooshee said:

“Muhammad Ibn Wadaah narrated that ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab (ra) instructed that the tree under which the Prophet (saw) was pledged allegiance to, be chopped down as the people would go to it and ‘Umar feared that it would cause fitnah to the people.

Maalik and other ‘Ulamaa from Madeenah disliked going to those masjids and relics which were in Madeenah, even if it was one dome.” (4)

Al-Tartooshee also said:

‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab said that: those before you were destroyed because they used to worship the relics of their Prophets and take them as churches and monasteries. Whoever has to pray and passes by one of these places should pray in them, but whoever does not have to pray, should not pray within them.” (5)

Imaam Waleeullaah Ad-Dehlawee Al-Hanafee mentioned a number of categories of shirk, among them he mentioned:

“Shirk in pilgrimage for other than Allaah.(6)” (7)


(1) Al-Majmoo’, 8/471

(2) Tayseer Al-‘Azeez Al-Hameed, p.340

(3) Tafseer Al-Qurtubee, 10/380

(4) Kitaab Al-Hawaadith Wal Bida, Pp.294-295

(5) Kitaab Al-Hawaadith Wal Bida, Pp.308-309

(6) This is based on when Allaah says, “And [due] to Allaah from the people is a pilgrimage to the House – for whoever is able to find thereto a way.” [3:97]

(7) Hajjatullaahi Baalighah, 1/183

Quotes From The Salaf Regarding Brotherhood, Part 1

Posted in Brothers Base, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on August 24, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Bishr Ibn Al-Haarith said:

“Look at the person who has the most piety, chastity and purest earning from the people and then accompany him and do not sit with the one who will not help you upon your life in the hereafter.”

[Ash-Shu’ab, 7/11197]

Katheer Ibn Sayfee said:

“Meeting your beloved friends eases stress.”

[Al-Ikhwaan, p.94]

Yazeed Ibn Abee Ziyaad said:

“I never entered upon ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn Abee Laylaa except that he narrated to me a good hadeeth and fed me good food.”

[Al-Ikhwaan, p.207]

‘Alaa Ibn Musayyib said:

“Khaytham used to place bags of money in the masjid and sit, so if he saw one of his friends wearing raggedy clothing, he would give him a bag of money.”

[Al-Ikhwaan, p.224]

Venerating And Glorifying Graves, By As-Suwaydee Ash-Shaafi’ee

Posted in Tawheed/Shirk with tags , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

As-Suwaydee Ash-Shaafi’ee said:

“So you see them praise graves above all heights and write verses of the Quraan on them, make coffins out of sandalwood and ivory, place silk with pure gold and silver over these coffins. This was not enough to please them until they circulated these graves with windows made from silver and the likes.

They then place golden candles around these graves and build golden or inscribed glass domes over them and they adorned doors (to these graves) with gold and then made silver locks for these doors out of fear of thieves.

All of this opposed the Deen of the Messengers and is the source of enmity against Allaah and His Messenger.

So if these people are really followers (of the Deen) they would look at what he (the Prophet (saw)) did and what he (saw) used to do with his companions who were the most virtuous of followers. They should also look at his noble grave and (see) what the Sahaabah did in regards to it.”

[Al-‘Iqd Uth-Thameen, p.185]

What Is True Beauty?

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , on August 22, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Alee (ra) is reported to have said:

“Search for a beautiful heart, not a beautiful face.

Beautiful things are not always good, but good things are always beautiful.”

The Salaf And The Quraan, Part 2

Posted in Qur'an with tags , , , , on August 19, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Farwah Ibn naufal said:

“Once I was with Khabbaab (ra), so we went out to the masjid and he grabbed my hand and said to me, ‘Seek nearness unto Allaah to the best of your ability for surely you cannot get close to Him with something more beloved to Him than His Speech.‘ “

[Ash-Shu’ab, p.1463]

‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Urwah said:

“I asked my grandmother Asmaa, ‘How were the Companions of the Prophet (saw) when they recited the Quraan?

She replied, ‘Their eyes watered and their skins trembled just as Allaah has described them [in the Quraan].‘ “

[Ash-Shu’ab, p.1900]

‘Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ood (ra) said:

“Constantly look into the Mushaf.”

[Ash-Shu’ab, p.2028]

Is It legit To Say “SadaqAllaahul ‘Azheem” After Reciting The Quraan?

Posted in Qur'an with tags , , , , , , , on August 18, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase


When I finish reading something from the Quraan, may I say, ‘Allaah, the Alighty, has spoken the truth (SadaqAllaahul ‘Azheem)‘?

Answer: (By Shaykh Bin Baaz)

Though this practice has become popular among Musilms, it has no precedent or basis or foundation in Islaam; therefore you should not make it a habit or a ritual to say this phrase after reading the Quraan. The meaning of te following hadeeth applies to the said practice:

Whoever does a deed that is not upon our affair, then it is rejected.

Though we might not call this practice an innovation (bid’ah), it is nonetheless similar to an innovation. Som epeople go to further extremes, reciting this phrase during prayer.

To say ‘‘Allaah, the Alighty, has spoken the truth (SadaqAllaahul ‘Azheem)‘ after reciting the Quraan has not been related from ther Prophet (saw), his companions, or the pious early generations of Muslims. Just because this practice is now widespread and some people approve of it, it does not mean that it is legitimate.

If you read a verse of the Quraan that you are in awe of because of what the verse signifies in terms of profound meaning, you may, in such an instance, say ‘Allaah, the Alighty, has spoken the truth (SadaqAllaahul ‘Azheem)‘. But as far as we know, there is no basis for you to say it as a habit every time you read the Quraan.

We arrived at this decision only after having researched the issue thoroughly and after having discussed it with the people of knowledge.

Shaykh Bin Baaz.