Archive for December, 2011

A Final Word On The Dhaahirees

Posted in Various Other Misguided Sects/Groups Exposed with tags , , , , , on December 31, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Al-Qayyim said:

“Ahlul Dhaahir restrict the understanding of the texts, how many rulings to the text indicate yet they did not understand its indications? The reason for this error is their restriction of textual implications to merely the apparent text without taking into consideration the other textual implications…” (1)

Shaykh Mashhoor states:

“Ibn Al-Qayyim in Al-I’laam has a case study of the errors of those who become engrossed in being rigid in stopping at the wordings and the errors of those who become engrossed in the Ma’aanee (semantics and pragmatics) (2). Making sure one is between the two is very important.” (3)

He then goes on to say:

“(In conclusion) fiqh is harmony between the wording and the meaning, we neither want to broaden the meaning without any rules based on Ra’y nor do we wish to become rigid on the wordings and neglect the meanings.” (4)


(1) I’laam Al-Muwaqqi’een, vol.3

(2) See this post for more info.

(3) Taken from “The Madhhab Of Ahlul Hadeeth” by Shaykh Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan, p.102

(4) Ibid. p. 110

Was Imaam Bukhaaree A Blind Follower Of One Of The Four Madhhabs? By Sh. Mashhoor

Posted in Methodology Of The Salaf with tags , , , , , on December 29, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Shaykh Mashhoor states:

“I mentioned to you that Ibn Hajr in Fath Al-Baaree examined the madhhab of Imaam bukhaare who, like others form his brethren such as Muslim and As-haab Us-Sunnah were all from Ahlul Hadeeth.

Look at their biographies in the books of Tabaqaat of the fuqahaa and you will find that the Shaafi’ees branded Al-Bukhaaree, Muslim and Aboo Daawood as Shaafi’ees; while the Hanbalees branded tham as Hanbalees; the Hanafees branded them as Hanafees; and the Maalikees branded them as Maalikees!

This is on account of their Madhhab fanaticism. If they were able to brand Aboo Bakr, ‘Umar, ‘Uthmaan, ‘Alee and the Companions as being upon their madhhab too, they would even do that!

However, when Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr investigated the Madhhab of Imaam Bukhaaree he stated, “The Madhhab of Al-Bukhaaree is taken via agreement and not taqleed (blind following)“.”

[Taken from “The Madhhab Of Ahlul HAdeeth” p. 82]

The True Believer, By Sh. Saalih As-Suhaymee

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , on December 28, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Shaykh Saalih As-Suhaymee stated:

“The Believer is the one who, when he is reminded, it benefits him and when he is warned, (he) takes heed. When the believer hears, “Allaah said (or) The messenger (saw) said such and such…” his hert trembles and is ready to obey Allaah and His Messenger (saw).

The Believers are not those who are not moved when they hear the remembrance of Allaah.”

[Taken from “15 Attributes Of The Slaves Of The Most Merciful” by Sh. Saalih As-Suhaymee, p. 37]

Advice To Musilmahs Regarding Their Husbands, Part 10

Posted in Sisters Base with tags , , , , , on December 27, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

She Should Not Ask For Divorce For No Legit Reason:


Aboo Hurayrah narrated the Messenger of Allaah (saw) said:

Any woman who asks her husband for divorce for no reason, the fragrance of Paradise will be forbidden [haraam] to her.

[Aboo Daawood, At-Tirmidhee & Ibn Maajah, with a saheeh isnaad]

Sticking To Your Peace Treaty

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

Ibn Al-Mundhir stated:

“If a (Muslim) man enters Daar Al-Harb with a covenant of security then he is safe from them based on their agreement of security and they are also safe from him. Thus, it is not allowed for him to betray them, cause fear to them or kill them.

If he takes anything from them, he has to return it back to them, and if he takes anything with him back to daar Al-Islaam, he has to give it back. A Muslim should neither purchase such (taken) property nor destroy it because the wealth and property has a trust.”

[Al-Aswat Fis-Sunan Wal-Ikhtilaaf, 11/292]

Ibn Al-Qayyim On Celebrating The Festivals Of The Non-Muslims

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on December 24, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn al-Qayyim said:

It is not permissible for the Muslims to attend the festivals of the mushrikeen, according to the consensus of the scholars whose words carry weight. The fuqaha’ who follow the four schools of thought have stated this clearly in their books…

Al-Bayhaqi narrated with a saheeh isnaad from ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab that he said: “Do not enter upon the mushrikeen in their churches on the day of their festival, for divine wrath is descending upon them.”

And ‘Umar also said: “Avoid the enemies of Allaah on their festivals.”

Al-Bayhaqi narrated with a jayyid isnaad from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr that he said: “Whoever settles in the land of the non-Arabs and celebrates their new year and festival and imitates them until he dies in that state, will be gathered with them on the Day of Resurrection.”

[Ahkaam Ahl al-Dhimmah, 1/723-724]

The Dhaahirees Approach To The Quraan & Sunnah, (Example 2), By Sh. Mashhoor

Posted in Hadith Studies, Various Other Misguided Sects/Groups Exposed with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

As we know, the Prophet (saw) forbade us from urinating in still water (Bukhaaree & Muslim). Ibn Hazm, however has some strange opinions in regards to this prohibition.

Shaykh Mashhoor states:

“Another example is when Ibn Hazm discusses the issue of urinating in still waters and then making wudhoo in this still water. He says:

“If a man does not urinate in still water yet urinates in a vessel/bucket and then pours the urine from this vessel/bucket into the still water, it is permissible to make wudhoo from this still water.(1)”

Ibn Hazm even stated:

“That which forbids making wudhoo from this still water is because the man urinated un it, but if something else urinates in the still water, it would be allowed to make wudhoo from it.”

Thus, Ibn Hazm stopped at the apparent text with rigidity and there are some very harsh words against Ibn Hazm…”

[Taken from “The Madhhab Of Ahlul Hadeeth” by Shaykh Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan, p.95]


(1) Ibn Daqîq al-‘Eed comments on this opinion by saying: “We can say with absolute certainty that their opinion is false. There is no difference between the two scenarios since the urine ends up in the water in any event. The reason for the prohibition is simply to avoid the contamination of water by impurities. This is not a matter of speculation. This is plainly evident.” [Al-Ihkaam (1/24)]

For further reading on this fiqh topic, refer to this article.

Test Your Knowledge (Test 2)

Posted in Test Your Knowledge with tags , , , on December 20, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Q1) Which one of the following is permissible?

a) Lighting candles at graves
b) Doing Tawaaf around graves
c) Kissing the dead
d) Reading the Quraan over the dead.

Q2) True or false, a Muslimah is not allowed to let anyone enter the house except with her husband’s permission.

a) True.
b) False.

Q3) Besides the two sunnah of Fajr, is it permissible to offer any other nafl prayers?

a) Yes, as there is no hadeeth on this subject forbidding it.
b) Yes, as the hadeeth on this subject is weak.
c) No, because the absence of any hadeeth shows it cannot be something praiseworthy.
d) No, because the Messenger of Allaah forbade it.

Q4) Is it permissible to seek blessings (tabbaruk) from the graves?

a) Yes, but only the graves of the Prophets and martyrs.
b) Yes but only with the grave of the Prophet Muhammad (saw).
c) No, because it is a means to shirk.
d) No, because it is shirk.

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Ibn Taymiyyah On Celebrating Christmas (And Other Non-Musilm Festivals)

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , on December 17, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Taymiyyah mentions:

“The Sharee’ah ruling is that Muslims should not do any particular thing on the religious festivals of unbelievers which they do not normally do in other days. Rather, they should treat these days like any other ordinary day. The Prophet (saw) had prohibited his Companions from sports and enjoyment on two particular days on which pre-Islamic Arabs used to hold sports.

Likewise, he forbade them to sacrifice their animals at the places where the polytheists used to celebrate their festivals.”

He then goes no to mention:

“The unbelievers celebrate with much pomp and show a festival on the 25th of December in the belief that tr is the birth day of prophet Jesus (alayhis-salaam). The rituals associated with the Christians, fo rexample, lighting fire, preparing sweet dishes, etc. are undesirable. It is an article of faith with Christians that it is a holy day. This view doe snot have any basis in Islaam. This festival is not reported in the days of our pious predecessors. On later days, Muslims appear to have borrowed it from the Christians…

This is a Christin belief and Musilms are forbidden to entertain it.”

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The Dhaahirees Approach To The Quraan & Sunnah, (Example 1), By Sh. Mashhoor

Posted in Knowledge, Various Other Misguided Sects/Groups Exposed with tags , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

In (fiqh) issues Ahludh-Dhaahir (i.e, the Literalists) take from the apparent text and overlook the Ma’aanee (semantics and pragmatics). According to the Dhahirees the Sharee’ah is not Mu’allalah (in need of further clarity) and for this reason the Muhaqqiqoon spoke about them with severe words.

[An example of their understanding]

For example, regarding Allaah’s saying:

…and do not say ‘uff’ to them (your parents),” [17:23]

Ibn Hazm says in his book As-Saadi’:

“None of the Arabs understood that the word ‘uff’ expresses killing and beating, and if just this ayah has arrived then all that would be haraam is to only say ‘uff’.”

Ibn Hazm is saying that beating the parents has not been mentioned, only to say ‘uff’ to them, hereby overlooking the Ma’aanee (semantics and pragmatics).

[Adh-Dhahabee’s response to such a claim]

Adh-Dhahabee stated:

“I said; what is this (which has been stated by Ibn Hazm)?! Due to this rigidity and its like, you (Ibn Hazm) have made a way against your own honor. You have attached yourself to odd things, it should be said to you: “no one from the Arabs, Nabateans or intelligent people has ever understood the prohibition in the statement of ‘uff’ to the parents except that they realise that whatever is worse than saying ‘uff’ (such as beating the parents for example) takes precedence in also being prohibited.” Does a sound sense understand anything but this?

This is out of bringing attention to the higher prohibition (i.e, beating) via referring to the lower prohibition (saying ‘uff’ to the parents). This is what the Arabic language maintains (1), and even in fact the non-Arab languages, the Turkish language, the Nabatean language and all forms of verbal communication.” (2)

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When Is It Allowed To Resume Sexual Activity After Menses?

Posted in Marriage with tags , , , , , , on December 13, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

When she becomes clean of any menstrual blood, and the flow stops completely, it is allowed for them to resume sexual activity after she washes the place where the blood has been, or performs wudhoo’, or takes a complete bath. Any one of these three alternatives she does makes it allowed for them to resume sexual activity, based on Allaah’s statement in the Quraan:

But when they have purified themselves, you may approach them in any maner, time, or place ordained for you by God. For God loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.” [2:222]

This is the position of Ibn Hazm, ‘Ataa, Qataadaa, Al-Awzaa’ee and Daawud Az-Zaahiree and of Mujaahid; as Ibn Hazm says, “All three of these are a purification, so whichever of them she uses after the cessation of her periods, then she is lawful for (her) husband.

The same term is used to mean washing the private parts in the aayah revealed concerning the people of Qoobaa:

In it are men who love to be purified; and God loves those who make themselves pure.” [9:108]

There is nothing here in the aayah, however, or in the sunnah, to restrict the aayah in question to any of these three meaning, and to do so requires a further proof.

[Taken from “The Etiquettes Of Marriage” by Shaykh Al-Albaanee, Pp. 23-24]