Archive for July, 2012

Blind Following The Messenger Of Allaah

Posted in Methodology Of The Salaf with tags , , , , on July 30, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

So closely did the companions follow and imitate the Prophet (saw), they would do what he did and abstain from what he abstained from, without even asking for the wisdom or reason behind his actions. Imaam Bukhaaree related the following narration from Ibn ‘Umar:

“The Messenger of Allaah (saw) began wearing a gold ring, and so the companions also began to wear gold rings. No sooner did the Prophet (saw) then remove his ring saying:

‘Indeed, I shall never wear it (again),’

than the Companions removed their rings as well.”

In Ash-Shifaa’, Al-Qaadee ‘Iyaad related that Aboo Sa’eed Al-Khudree said:

“As the Messenger of Allaah (saw) was praying with his Companions, he removed his shoes and moved them to his left. When the people saw that, they took off their shoes. When the prayer was over, the Prophet (saw) said: ‘What caused you to remove your shoes?

They said, ‘We saw you remove your shoes.

He (saw) said, ‘(The reason why I removed my shoes) is that Jibreel informed me that there was some filth on them.‘ “

[The Sunnah And Its Role In Islamic Legislation” p. 85]

Test Your Knowledge (Test 3)

Posted in Test Your Knowledge with tags , , , , , , on July 20, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Q1) Why do the Hanafee scholars say that venerating graves is impermissible?

a) Because it is an act of resembling the Jews.
b) Because it is an act of resembling the idol-worshippers.
c) Because it is an act which wastes money.
d) All of the above.

Q2) What is impermissible between husband and wife when the wife is on her periods?

a) Marital relations.
b) Touching in a sexual manner.
c) Sleeping together.
d) All of the above.

Q3) Who was the Prophet (saw) talking to when he said, “Beware of ingratitude towards those who do you favours.“?

a) The Ansaar
b) The Muhaajiroon
c) Muslim Women
d) Muslim men

Q4) What do the Dhaahirees derive out of the verse “…and do not say uff to them (your parents)…” [17:23] ?

a) That only saying uff is haraam.
b) That every insulting speech is haraam.
c) That every insulting speech and action is haraam.
d) That saying uff and every speech and action lesser than this is haraam.

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From The Textual Proof For The Obligation Of The Niqaab, Part 2, By Ibn ‘Uthaymeen

Posted in Sisters Base with tags , , , , , , , on July 10, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Aa’ishah said:

“Male riders would pass by us while we (wives) were in the state of ihraam with the messenger of Allaah. When they would approach us, (each) one of us would let her jilbaab fall down from (the top of) her head over her face. And when they had passed on, we would uncover our faces.” [Ahmad, Aboo Daawood and Ibn Maajah]

Ibn ‘Uthaymeen comments:

“In her statement: “When they (male riders) would approach us, (each) one of us would let her jilbaab fall down from (the top of) her head over her face” is a proof for the obligation of covering the face. this is because when one is in the state of ihraam, it is obligatory to uncover the face. So if it were not for the strong restriction against exposing the face, it would have been obligatory for them (i.e. the Prophet’s wives) to remain uncovered, even in the presence of the male riders.(1)

To clarify this point further: Uncovering the face in the state of ihraam is obligatory on all women, according to the majority of scholars. And the obligatory act does not get overridden, except by something else that is obligatory (to a stronger degree). Therefore, if veiling the face in front of make strangers were not obligatory, it would not have been permitted to abandon the obligatory act of exposing the face in the state of ihraam.

Shaykh Al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah said: ‘This hadeeth is from that which shows us that the face veil (niqaab) and the gloves were widely known to women who were not in ihraam. This is evidence for the covering of their faces and hands.’ “

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The Origin Of Shirk: Venerating Graves

Posted in Tawheed/Shirk with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

The innovation of the grave-worshippers corrupted the beliefs of many people and led them to fall into major shirk. Hence why the Divine Legislation explained the corruption of all means that lead to shirk, amongst them the decoration of graves.

As Al-Badawee said, as is found within the notes of As-Suyootee to Sunan An-Nisaa’ee:

“The origin of shirk is that it began from the glorification of graves and being turned towards (to worship)” (1)

Imaam Waleeullaah Ad-Dehlawee said:

“They (those with lack of knowledge and understanding of the deen) also believe in venerating graves and thus have been tested with different types of shirk, innovation and superstitious beliefs and so distortion and resembling (the disbelievers) became settled within them and penetrated their souls.

This was to the extent that the ruling of the Saheeh hadeeth was applied to them, “You will surely follow the ways of those before you…” It is therefore a calamity and a tribulation when a group of Muslims, in name, fall into this, may Allaah help us out of this.” (2)

He also said, describing their deeds:

“Observing past customs and common traditions of food, drink and clothing and adhering to these customs just as one would adhere to the regulations of the Sharee’ah…” (3)


(1) Haashiyat Sunan An-Nisaa’ee, 2/42

(2) Al-Fawz Al-Kabeer, p. 26

(3) Tawiyatul Imaan, p. 42