Archive for September, 2011

Thinking About The Hereafter, Part 1

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ahmad Ibn Harb said:

“Verily one of us prefers shade over standing in the sun, but we won’t prefer Paradise over the Fire!”

[Al-Ihyaa, 4/568]

‘Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ood said:

“There isn’t any true relaxation for the believers besides the meeting of Allaah.”

[Az-Zuhd of Ahmad, p.194]

Rabee’ Ibn Khuthaym said:

“Make abundant mention of this death, the likes of which you have not tasted before.”

[Al-Hilyah, 2/114]

Qabeesah said:

“I have never sat with Sufyaan except that I thought about death, and I have not seen anyone who thought about it more than him.”

[As-Siyar, 7/240]

Are Suicide Bombing Permissible In Islaam? By Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen

Posted in Brothers Base with tags , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

“… As for what some people do regarding activities of suicide, tying explosives to themselves and then approaching unbelievers and detonating them amongst them, then this is a case of suicide – and Allaah’s refuge is sought.

So whoever commits suicide then he will be considered eternally to Hell-Fire, remaining there forever, as occurs in the hadeeth of the Prophet (saw):

And whoever kills himself with an iron weapon, then the iron weapon will remain in his hand, and he will continuously stab himself in his belly with it in the Fire of Hell eternally, forever and ever.” [Bukhaaree & Muslim]

Because this person has killed himself and has not benefited Islaam. So if he kills himself along with ten or a hundred or two hundred other people, then Islaam will not benefit by that, since the people will not accept Islaam, contrary to the story of the boy.

Rather it will probably just make the enemy more determined, and this action will provoke malice and bitterness in his heart to such an extent that he may seek to wreak havoc upon Muslims.

So what we hold is that those people who perform these suicide (bombings) have wrongfully committed suicide, and that this necessitates entry into Hell-Fire, and Allaah’s refuge is sought, and that this person is not a martyr (shaheed).”

[Taken from the shaykh’s explanantion of Riyaadhus Saaliheen 1/165-166, while discussing the story of the boy and the king]

Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee’s Position On Venerating Graves

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

Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee said:

“It is ‘deemed as forbidden’ to plaster graves and to write on them the name of the person within the grave and the likes. It is also ‘deemed as forbidden’ to build on them.” (1)

Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee said:

“I have seen from the leaders those of them who destroy whatever has been built on graves and the fuqahaa did not see any problem in what the leaders did.” (2)

Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee said:

“It is ‘deemed as forbidden’ to glorify the creation so that its grave becomes a masjid, this is out of the fear that it would be a fitnah for the person and for those people after him.” (3)


(1) Al-Majmoo’ 5/266

(2) Al-Muhadhdhab, 1/456

(3) As-Siraaj Al-Wahhaaj, 1/114

Seeking Repentance For Ones Sins, Part 2

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

‘Aun Ibn ‘Abdillaah Ibn ‘Utbah said:

The slave worrying about his sins is a motive to leaving them off, his remorse for them is a key to repentance, and a slave will not continue to worry about the sin that he commits until it becomes more beneficial to him then some of his good deeds.”

[Al-Hilyah, 4/251]

al-hasan Al-Basree said:

“Verily, a man commits a sin and never forgets it and he won’t cease to be afraid of it until he enters Paradise.”

[Az-Zuhd of Imaam Ahmad, p. 338]

Abul Minhaal said:

“There can’t possibly be a better neighbour for the slave in his grave than abundant istighfaar.”

[Az-Zuhd of Imaam Ahmad, p. 396]

Book: The Ideal Muslim

Posted in Books (pdf's, html's & doc's) with tags , , , , , , , on September 22, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

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Accepted Students List For Islamic University Of Madeenah 1432

Posted in Madeenah University (Madinah, Saudi Arabia) with tags , , , , , , , on September 21, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

It pleases us to announce the following brothers have been blessed with acceptance to pursue their studies at the islaamic university of madeenah commencing this october (2011), inshaa.-Allaah:


1) KARL PIERRE ODET COUTET كارل بيير أدير كوتي
2) RUNAKO AKUA CHARLES روناكو أكوء تشارلس
3) KIERAN HUGH HAMM-PASCOE كيران هو همبسكو
4) abdulmajid mohamed hersi عبدالمجيد محمد حرسي
5) STEPHEN TOMS ستيفين طمس
6) HUSSEIN JAMAL HUSSEIN حسين جمال حسين
8) Adnan Khan عدنان خان
9) MUHAMMED ABUBAKER محمد أبو بكر
10) HAROON METWALI هارون ميتوالي
11) Shaun James Donoghue شون جيمس دونوغوي
12) uwais mohamad khan أويس محمد خان
13) hamza ahmad khan حمزة أحمد خان
14) ADESINA ARABA أديستار مايوا
15) SAAD BURBANK سعد بربنك
16) AMERI RAMIN أميري رامين
17) HELAL UDDIN هلال الدين
18) KENNIS BANJAMIN DIEDRICK كينيس بنيمين ديدرك
19) NAHAD ABAS نهاد عباس

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Love For Allaah’s Sake

Posted in Biddah / Innovation with tags , , , , , , on September 20, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Imaam Sufyan Ath-Thawree said:

“If you loved a man for the sake of Allah and then he innovated an innovation in Islam and you did not hate him for it, then you didn’t (really) love him for the sake of Allah.”

[Hilyatul Awliyaa (7/34) by Abu Nu’aym al Asbahaanee]