Archive for February, 2012

The Humility Of Aboo ‘Ubaydah Ibn Al-Jarraah, Part 1

Posted in Adab (Manners), Inspirational Stories with tags , on February 28, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

During the battles against the Byzantines, Aboo ‘Ubaydah Ibn Al-Jarraah was in charge of the army unit. The Byzantines sent a man to him to negotiate with him, and when he came close to the muslims, he could not tell Aboo ‘Ubaydah apart from his companions. He did not know whether he was among them or not, and he did not feel that he was in the presence of a governor.

He asked them: “O Arabs, where is your leader?

They said: “There he is.”

He looked and he saw Aboo ‘Ubaydah sitting on the ground, with a bow on his shoulder and examining an arrow that he held in his hand. The envoy asked him: “Are you the leader of these men?

He said: “Yes.”

He then asked: “Then why are you sitting on the ground? Why don’t you sit on a cushion?

Aboo ‘Ubaydah said: “Allaah is not shy to speak the truth, and I will tell you the truth about what you have said. I do not have any wealth. I own nothing but my horse, my weapon and my sword. Yesterday I needed some money and I had nothing, so I borrowed some money from this brother of mine who had some – meaning Mu’aadh. He lent it to me. If I also had a rug or a cushion, I would not sit on it and exclude my brothers and companions. I would let my brother sit on it, for he may be better than me before Allaah.

We are slaves of Allaah. We walk on the earth, we sit on the ground, we eat on the ground, we lie down on the ground, and that does not lower us in status before Allaah at all. Rather Allaah increases our reward thereby and raises us in status, and thus we show humility before our Lord.

[Futooh Ash-Shaam, by Al-Azdi, Pp. 122-123]

How Much More Ibaadah Can You Do?

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Aboo Muslim Al-Khaulaanee used to say:

“If I saw paradise or the Fire in an eye’s view today, I wouldn’t have anything extra to put forth.”

[As-Siyar, 4/9]

Six Narrations For Every Pious Wife

Posted in Marriage, Sisters Base with tags , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Narration 1)

The Prophet (saw) said: “It is not allowed for a woman to fast in the presence of her husband except with his permission except for Ramadhaan. And she may admit no one to his house except with his permission.” [Bukhaaree & others]

Narration 2)

The Prophet (saw) said: “Whenever a man calls his wife to their bed but he refuses to come, letting him spend the night angry with her, she is cursed by the angels until morning.

In another narration:

… until she relents (i.e. goes to him).

In yet another narration:

… until he forgives her.” [Bukhaaree, Muslim and others]

Narration 3)

The Prophet (saw) said: “By the One in whose Hand is the soul of Muhammad, no woman has fulfilled her obligations to her Lord until she has fulfilled her obligations to her husband – even if he were to ask for herself when she is mounted in the saddle, she would not refuse his request.” [Ibn Maajah, Ahmad and others: Saheeh]

Narration 4)

The Prophet (saw) said: “Every time a woman annoys her husband in this life, his wife among the Al-Hoor Al-‘Een say, ‘Do not annoy him, may Allaah fight you! He is nothing but a guest with you, and he is very nearly about to be seperated from you and come to us! ” [Tirmidhee, Ibn Maajah, and others: Saheeh]

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Is A Mursal Hadeeth Weak?

Posted in Hadith Studies with tags , , , , , , , on February 24, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

A mursal narration is a narration that a taabi’ee ascribes to the Prophet (saw) without mentioning the Companion that he took it from.

Al-Haakim said:

“This is a vast science because the Imaams differ regarding the validity of narrations that do not have complete chains.” [162]

– The fuqahaa (scholars of fiqh) disagree as to whether the mursal hadeeth is a valid proof (most of them saying it is weak – see An-Nawawee’s quote below).

– The hadeeth scholars, however, agree among themselves that it is not a valid proof.

Imam Muslim said in the introduction to his saheeh:

“In our basic view and the view of the scholars of narrations, the mursal hadeeth is not a valid proof, neither in our view nor in the view of the learned scholars of hadeeth.” [Muqaddimah, Baab Sihhat Al-Ihtijaaj Bil-Hadeeth Al-Mu’an’an]

Al-Haafidh Ibn As-Salaah said:

“As to our mention of the invalidity of the mursal hadeeth and our ruling of it being weak, the group of hadeeth retainers and critics of narrations agree with our view. A view they expressed in their various works.” [See Uloom Al-Hadeeth of Ibn As-Salah, p.55]

An-Nawawee has been quoted to have said:

“The mursal hadeeth is a weak hadeeth according to the vast majority of hadeeth scholars, Ash-Shaafi’ee, and most of the fuqahaa (scholars of fiqh) and jurisprudents of usool.” [See Tadreeb of As-Suyootee, p.119]

This is because of ignorance of the condition of the missing link which may possibly be weak who may be a person other than a Companion.

Utilising Time Wisely

Posted in Knowledge, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Yahyaa Ibn Al-Qaasim said:

“Ibn Sakeenah (rh) used to be a scholar with vast knowledge. He never wasted any of his time; whenever we entered upon him, he would say to us, ‘Don’t say anything more than salaams and (ask about the) issue of such and such…‘ because of his great diligence upon researching and establishing the rulings and regulations of the Religion.”

[Dhayl Tareekh Baghdaad, 1/354]

Shaykh Bin Baz On Slandering Du’aat

Posted in Brothers Base with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Question:

In recent days there has been a lot of slander against those who call people to Islam (daa’iyahs) and dividing them into groups and categories. What is your opinion on that?

Answer:

Praise be to Allaah.

Allaah has enjoined justice and good treatment of others, and He has forbidden wrongdoing, hatred and enmity. Allaah sent His Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) with the same message as He sent all the Messengers, namely the call to Tawheed and to worship of Allaah alone. He commanded him to establish justice and forbade him to do the opposite, i.e., to worship anything other than Allaah, to cause division and to transgress against the rights of others.

In these days it has become very common that people who claim to have knowledge and to be calling people to good slander many of their brothers among the well-known daa’iyahs, and they talk about the seekers of knowledge, daa’iyahs and lecturers. They do that in secret in their own gatherings, but it may be recorded on tapes that are distributed among the people, and they may do it openly in public lectures in the mosques.

This behaviour goes against the commands of Allaah and His Messenger in several ways.

1) It is a transgression against the rights of the Muslims, and against the elite of the people, namely the seekers of knowledge and daa’iyahs who are striving to make the people aware and to teach them and correct their beliefs and practices, and to organize lessons and lectures, and to write beneficial books.

2) It splits the Muslims and causes division in their ranks. They are the most in need of unity and they need to keep away from division, discord and too much gossip amongst themselves, especially when the daa’iyahs who are being slandered are from among the Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah who are well known for their opposition to bid’ah (innovation) and myth, and for standing up against those who promote such things, and for exposing their plots and tricks. We see no benefit to be gained by such actions, except for the enemies who lie in wait for opportunities to harm the Muslims, such as the kaafirs, hypocrites and followers of bid’ah and misguidance.

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Kick Out The Murji’ee!

Posted in 'Aqeedah, Adab (Manners), Biddah / Innovation with tags , , , , , , , on February 20, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Imaam Bukhaaree said;

“I saw some people enter upon Muhammad Ibn Yoosuf al-Firyaabee (1) and it was said to him, ‘These people are Murji’ees.’ So he said, ‘Expel them.‘ They repented and returned.” (2)

Footnotes:

(1) Yoosuf al-Firyaabee was one of the most senior shaykhs of Imaam Bukhaaree, and Imaam Bukhaaree said about him, “He is one of the most excellent people of his time.”

Those Yoosuf al-Firyaabee narrated from include the likes of: Athawree, al-Awzaa’ee, amongst others.

Those who narrate from Yoosuf al-Firyaabee include the likes of: Imaam Ahmad, Imaam Bukhaaree, amongst others.

Yoosuf al-Firyaabee was born in 120H and died in the year 212H.

[Siyaar vol. 10, Pp. 114-118]

(2) The issue of whether or not to boycot an innovator is based upon seeing the effects it may have upon the innovator. As Ibn Taymiyyah mentions, boycotting is like a medicine, too much of it, and you will kill the person, and not a lot of it,  you will kill the person. So boycotting should be done with wisdom and it is for the benefit of the innovator, so that he returns to the straight path.