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.