Archive for June, 2013

The “Eid In Syria” Convoy

Posted in Miscellaneous on June 27, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

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My local masjid is collecting for the Eid In Syria convoy. Click link to donate:

Make sure you tick the “gift aid” box as that way the government adds 25% to your donations. Please support the cause with whatever amount you can inshaaAllaah. I personally know the brother who will be going (known him for about 6 years now) and he has also been a few times before.

Please donate generously.

Are we waiting for the Christians to help them? Who will then come with aid in one hand and the Bible in the other?!

Enduring Temptations, By Ibn Al-Jawzee

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“Abandoning sin when one is old and his hair is grey is not like the one who abandoned sins when he is young.”

Ibn Al-Jawzee also said:

“Whoever can endure the temptation of sins patiently, without falling into them deserves to be praised, just as Yoosuf (as) was praised for his patience, for if he had sinned, he would not have been what he had become…

One should hold fast to patience! Because he who seeks eternal pleasure in the Hereafter will be able to endure even being unmarried despite of his youthfulness and lust, and as a result he will be praised for his patience and so he will be told “This is your day!” [21:103]

And he who sinned during his youthfulness should reflect on the great satisfaction and achievement he has missed out on. For nothing remains from sins except lasting regret, which he feels distressed by every time he remembers it.”

[Awakening From The Sleep Of Heedlessness, by Ibn Al-Jawzee, p. 26, 30 & 31]

Dealing With Innovators And Exposing Them, By Ash-Shaatibee

Posted in Biddah / Innovation with tags , , , , , , on June 19, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Ash-Shaatibee said:

“For indeed the saved sect – and they are Ahlus-Sunnah Wal-Jamaa’ah – are commanded with disassociating themselves from the people of innovations, expelling them and punishing severely anyone that follows in their direction, whether by killing (1) or other than that.

The scholars have warned us against accompanying and sitting with them. That is the best way for showing hostility and hatred to them. So the one who achieves this is the one who gives himself cause for it, by splitting away from the Jamaa’ah, due to what he has innovated from adhering to ways other than the believers’ way.

It is not to be done just for the sake of showing hostility. How could this be, when we are commanded to disassociate from them, while they are commanded to befriend us and return to the jamaa’ah?” [Al-‘Itisaam, 1/120]

Furthermore he mentions:

“When these groups begin to call to their misguidance and beautify it in the hearts of the common people and those who have no knowledge, then indeed, the harm that these individuals cause to the Muslims is just like that of the harm that the Devil causes. So they are devils from among mankind.

Therefore, it must be openly proclaimed that they are people of innovation and misguidance, and that they are associated with the deviant sects, if there is sufficient evidence that shows that they are from among them. So the likes of these individuals must be exposed and banished…” [Al-‘Itisaam, 2/228]


(1) Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Some of the Shaafi’ee and Hanbalee scholars, and others, have permitted killing the one who calls to innovations that are inopposition to the Quraan and Sunnah. This is the same case with the Maalikee scholars who said, ‘Maalik and others only allowed killing the Qadariyyah for the purpose of eradicating corruption from the lands, not because of their apostasy.’ ” [As-Siyaasat Ash-Shara’iyyah, p.123]

Which Is Higher In Ranking, Saheeh Bukhaaree Or Saheeh Muslim

Posted in Hadith Studies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Saheeh Muslim which, along with Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree, ranks as the most authentic book after the Quraan. Yet most scholars give preference to the compilation of Bukhaaree, and for a number of reasons:

1) Bukhaaree stipulated that a narrator had to have met the one who narrated from; it was not enough that they merely be contemporaries, whereas that was enough for Imaam Muslim.

2) The precision of Imaam Bukhaaree, for his book contains many deduction in fiqh, deductions that are not found in Imaam Muslim’s compilation.

3) Bukhaaree’s circumspection when it comes to accepting narrators; the scholars of hadeeth have criticized only 80 of his narrators, and even te ruling regarding them is open to argument. The scholars of hadeeth have criticized 160 of Muslims’s narrators. Regarding the 80 narrators criticized in Saheeh Bukhaaree, Imaam Bukhaaree did not relate hadeeths from them often; furthermore, most of them were his teachers, about whom he knew more than did those that came after him.

4) Compared to Muslim, very few of Bukhaaree’s hadeeths were criticized for having hidden defects. In this regard, the former was criticized regarding 130 hadeeths, while the latter was criticized regarding only 78.

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Quotes From ‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib [Part 1]

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on June 13, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib said:

“O World, try to deceive someone else.  Are you trying to tempt me or attract me? No way! I divorce you irrevocably. Your time is short and you are insignificant. Alas! The provision is little, the journey is long and the way is lonely.” [Al-Isti’aab, 3/1108]

‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib said:

“Whoever reads the Quraan and dies and enters hell, is among those who used to take the verses (or sign) of Allaah in jest.” [Al-Mustatraf, 1/29. See soorah Al-Baqarah 2:231]

‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib said:

“I have knowledge, and would that I could find people to learn it from me and convey it to others.” [A’laam Al-Muwaqqi’een]

‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib said:

“Ask me about the Book of Allaah, for there is no verse in it but I know whether it was revealed by night or by day, on the plains or in the mountains.” [At-Tabaqaat of Ibn Sa’d, 2/338]

‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib said:

“By Allaah no verse of it (the Quraan) was revealed but I know why it was revealed, when it was revealed and to whom it was revealed. My Lord has blessed me with a deep understanding and an eloquent truthful tongue.” [At-Tabaqaat of Ibn Sa’d, 2/338]

‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib used to say at the end of his life:

“Ask me before you loose me.” [Minhaaj As-Sunnah, 8/57]

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6 Athaar On Worshipping Allaah And Not Wasting Time

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

1) Some people entered the house of Junayd when he was dying and they found him bowing and prostrating. Despite of his weakness and knowing the moment of death was very soon, he wanted to fold his legs (while in the prayer to do the Sunnah), but he could not because his legs were paralysed. One man said, “Why is he doing all this?” Another replied, “This is from the graces of Allaah! Allaahu akbar!” [Tabaqaat Awliyaa’, pp. 133-134]

2) One day a man met ‘Aamir Ibn Qays (d. 55h) and asked him, “Can I have a word with you?” So ‘Aamir said, “Then stop the time, so I can talk with you.” And he told a man who asked him a question, “Be quick for I am about to leave.” The man asked him, “What do you mean by that?” He said, “My soul will soon leave my body.”

3) Some people visited a worshipper and told him, “Did we interrupt you?” He said, “Yes you did! I was reading [the Quraan] and you prevented me [from continuing].

4) Aboo Moosaa Al-Ash’aree (d. 42h) used to fast in hot weather so it was said to him, “You are an old man.” He said, “I’m preparing it for a long day (i.e. the day of judgement).

5) A worshipper was once asked, “You should be easy on yourself (i.e. do not exhaust yourself with acts of worship).” He replied, “Indeed I exhaust myself in worship because easiness is what I am looking for.”

6) A friend of Saree As-Saqatee went to visit him, so he found a group of people in his house. Thus he said, “O Saree! You (i.e. your house) have become an environment for idlers!” And he left immediately. [Hilyat Al-Awliaa’, 10/119]

The Daff Is Not Halaal In Every Circumstance

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on June 7, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Qaadi Shurayh (1) heard the sound of the daff being played, whereupon he said,

“Verily, the angels do not enter the house in which a daff is played.” (2)

[Reported by Ibn Abee Shaybah with a good (jayyid) sanad. Verified by Al-Albaanee]

Ibraheem An-Nakha’ee (3) said:

“The disciples of Abdullah [Ibn Mas’ood] used to confront young girls who had daffs with them in the narrow alleyways, confiscate their instruments and break them up.”

[Authentically related by Ibn Abee Shaybah]


(1) He was a great scholar from the taabi’ee, a judge and dependable narrator of hadeeth. He was one of the most avid disciples and companions of the sahaabi, Ibn Mas’ood. He died in the year 78 of the Hijrah.

(2) The angels do not enter such a house if the daff is played at times other than weddings, ‘Eed or other appropriate occasions as mentioned in the authentic sunnah.

(3) A jurist and traditionist from the generation of the taabi’een. He died around 96H.

The Daff Is Only For Women, By Ibn Tymiyyah

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on June 4, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah says:

“The Prophet (saw) allowed certain forms of amusement at the wedding festivity and similar celebrations. During the Prophet’s era, none of the men used to beat upon the daff or slap his hands [in rhythm].

Rather, it has been authentically related that the Prophet (saw) said, “Clapping is for women and tasbeeh is for men,” (Bukhaaree & Muslim) and he cursed “women who resemble men, and men who resemble women.” (Ahmad).

Since singing and the beating of the daff are the practices of women, the predecessors used to call a man who did them effeminate. In addition, male singers were also termed effeminate.”

[Majmoo’ Al-Fataawaa, 11/565]

Acting Upon Knowledge

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , , on June 1, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Abu Dardaa said:

“Woe one time to he who does not know and acts! And woe seven times to he who knows and does not act upon his knowledge!”

[Hilyat Al-Awliyaa’, 1/211]