Archive for October, 2012

O Men, Prevent Your Women From Unveiling, By Bin Baaz

Posted in Brothers Base, Killing The Fitna with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Shaykh Bin Baaz says:

“Fear Allaah O Musilms! And take hold of the hands of your women and prevent them from doing what Allaah has forbidden, such as unveiling, showing off their adornment, exposing their features, and imitating the enemies of Allaah, from the Christians and those who follow them.

And know that remaining silent with them (when they commit these evil deeds) is the same as participating with them in their sin and in receiving Allaah’s anger and punishment. May Allaah protect you and us from the evil of that.”

[Taken from “The Four Essays On The Obligation Of Veiling”, Pp. 20-21]

The Meaning Of “Muhammad Is The Messenger Of Allaah”, By Ibn ‘Uthaymeen

Posted in Methodology Of The Salaf with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

The scholars have explained this testimony as follows:

“Obeying him in what he commanded, staying away from that which he forbade or censured, believing him in that which he informed, and not worshipping Allaah except by that which he legislated.”

If one says,”My madhhab is such and such or such and such“, we say to him, “This is the saying of the Messenger of Allaah (saw), so do not oppose it with the saying of anyone else.

Even the Imaams of the madhhabs forbade others from blindly following them (in the complete sense of following), they would say,”Whenever the truth becomes manifest, it is compulsory to return to it (and to forsake what one previously held as being correct).

We say to the brother who opposes us with the madhhab of such and such person, “Both we and you bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah; this testimony requires from us that we follow no one except the Messenger of Allaah (saw).

The Sunnah is plain and clear, and it is easily accessible to us. At the same time, however, I do not mean that we should make light of the importance of referring to the books of fiqh and the people of knowledge, for seeking out knowledge cannot be achieved until one refers to their books, in order to benefit from them and to learn the ways of deriving rulings from proofs.

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Memorising Through Repetition, By Ibn Al-Jawzee

Posted in Knowledge, Qur'an with tags , , , , on October 24, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“How to master what you memorize: The secret behind mastering what you memorize is lots of repetition, and people are different in that. With some (people) the information sticks with just a little amount of repetition and other need to repeat it many times. Therefore, a man should repeat his lessons in order to have it firmly established in his memory.

The Prophet (saw) said: “Take good care of the Quraan, for it escapes the chests of men quicker than a precious camel from its leash.” I say, this hadeeth is agreed upon, Bukhaaree #5033 and Muslim #791 and 231 from Aboo Hurayrah.”

[Al-Huzza ‘Alaa Hifz Al-‘Ilm Wa Dhikru Kibaar Al-Huffaaz, p.35]

Advice To Students Of Knowledge From Sufyaan Ath-Thawree

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , , , on October 21, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Sufyaan Ath-Thawree said:

“When a question or some verdict is put forward to you,then seize the opportunity,but do not vie or compete for them. Take care not to be like he one who loves that his sayings are acted upon, or that his saying should be publicised or heard – and when it is not, then the effects of that [rejection] can be seen on him.”

[Al-Hilyah, by Aboo Nu’aym, 6/377]

Debating In The Religion

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , , on October 18, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Zuhree said:

“Aboo Salamah used to debate with Ibn ‘Abbaas, (and) because of this, he was hindered from great knowledge.” [Jaami Al-‘Uloom Wa Al-Hikam, 1/518]

Maymoon Ibn Mihraan said:

“Do not debate with the one who is more knowledgeable than you, for if you do that he will hoard form you all his knowledge and he won’t be harmed by anything that you say to him at the least.” [Jaami Al-‘Uloom Wa Al-Hikam, 1/517]

‘Abdul-Kareem Al-Jazaree said:

“A pious man never debates.” [Ash-Shu’ab, 8129]

Haytham Ibn Jameel was asked:

“A man is well learned with regards to the affairs of the Sunnah, should he debate and argue about them?”

He replied:

“No, however he should inform the people about the Sunnah, so if it is accepted from him then good and if not then he should keep silent.” [Jaami’u Bayaan Al-‘Ilmi Wa Fadhlihi, 4/94]

Remaining Secluded From The People (Who Are Of No Benefit)

Posted in Brothers Base, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on October 15, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Sufyaan Ath-Thawree said:

“You should take to being unknown, for indeed this is the age to remain unknown. And take to remaining aloof (at a distance) and secluded, and associating little with the people, because when the people used to meet, some of them would benefit the others. But as for today, then that has gone, and in our view, salvation lies in abandoning them.”

[Al-Hilyah, by Aboo Nu’aym, 6/376]

How To Approach the Quraan And Sunnah, By Shaykh Mashhoor

Posted in Hadith Studies, Qur'an with tags , , , , , on October 10, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Shaykh Mashhoor states:

We mentioned that the Quraan, when there can be a number of possible aspects (regarding some issues), is not utilised a a proof except after the sunnah judges over all the possible aspects. If a hadeeth has a number of possible aspects (over some issues) the understanding of the Salaf judges over all the possible aspects via detailed explanation with the scholars.

It should not bypass anyone that this basis is an established pillar and an original foundation which is linked to the Two Testimonies of Faith (shahaadatayn).

As when a Muslim enters Islaam and says, “I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah“, which means none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, and that “Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah” means none has the right to be followed except Allaah’s Messenger (saw).

(So) whoever takes desire, intellect, opinion, taste, politics, a shaykh, an Imaam, or a madhhab and obeys all that these instruct him to do and considers his statement as something which neither needs to be assessed for its accuracy nor requiring any proof – then this is throwing doubt on “and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allaah.

There is a beautiful statement from Imaam Ibn Al-Qayyim in his oustanding book Madaarij Us-Saalikeen (Stages Of The Travellers) wherein he says:

“Whoever obtains an authentic hadeeth from Allaah’s Messenger (saw) if he wants to turn away from it let him know that the Prophet (saw) is the one who is addressing you.”

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We Ask Allaah For Righteous Leaders

Posted in Killing The Fitna, Miscellaneous, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Ahmad Ibn ‘Umar Ibn Abdullaah recited in one of his poems:

We sincerely ask Allaah for leaders who are His close allies;
For good in the deen and the dunya comes from good leaders.

People are united and joined in giving them the highest praise;
And with them, Allaah’s laws are established and maintained upon the transgressors;
And they are a benefit to us in places of difficulty and hardship;

Knowledge disappears, as the scholars disappear;
For they are the ones who support Allaah’s Deen in the vast earth;
So we ask Allaah to reward them commendably.

[Jaami’ Bayaan Al-‘Ilm, of Ibn ‘Abdil-Barr, 1/184