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The Meaning Of “Fee Sabee Lillaah”

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on March 20, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

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Sayyid Qutb said:

“Any work that involves collective well-being with no worldly consideration is for Allaah (fee sabeelillaah). That is why a charity dispensed by a person for moral or material return is not altruistic. If, however, the intention is to please Allaah by helping the poor, it will fall within the purview of fee sabeelillaah.

Thus, this term is specific to those works that are unsoiled by selfish considerations, solely motivated by the desire to help improve the human situation. And that in doing so will please Allaah the Exalted, Who is the end-all of all human endeavours.

This is the sole reason for adding the condition of “fee sabeelillaah” (to the term jihaad thus making it “jihaad fee sabeelillaah”). Meaning hereby that when a person aims at replacing a system of life with Islaam, he should have no self-centred considerations. In other words, he should not seek to replace Caesar with another Caesar. Nor should his struggle for the mission bear even a shade of seeking wealth, fame, or honour for himself. Instead, his whole effort and sacrifice should be directed towards establishing a just system for humanity, and to please no one but Allaah.”

[Fee Zhilaal Al-Quraan [English trans.], by Sayyid Qutb, 7/29]

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Eating Meat Slaughtered By Shee’ah

Posted in Shiasm Exposed with tags , , , , , , , on March 15, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

The permanent committee of Saudi Arabia (comprising of Sh. ‘Abdul-Razzaaq Al-Afifi, Sh. ‘Abdullaah Ibn Ghudayaan & Sh. ‘Abdulaah Ibn Qa’ood) answered a question about eating the meat of the Ja’fari Shee’ah sect, about whom it is known that they call upon ‘Ali, Hasan and Husain during times of ease and hardship. They answered saying:

“All praise is due to Allaah and may Allaah praise the Prophet (saw) and render him safe from every derogatory thing. If the issue is as mentioned by the questioner, that there are people who adhere to the Ja’fari madhhab, and they call upon ‘Ali, Hasan and Husain, then they are polytheists who have apostatized fro Islaam. We seek refuge with Allaah from that. It is not lawful to eat of their slaughtered animals for it is considered “maitah” i.e. an unlawful animal. Even if the name of Allah is mentioned before it was slaughtered.”

And Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn Jibreen was asked a similar question to which he responded by saying:

“Wa ‘alaykum as-salaam wa rahmatUllaahi wa barakaatuh. The animal slaughtered by the Raafidh is not lawful for us, nor is it lawful to consume. The majority of the Raafidhah are polytheists, for they call upon ‘Ali in times of need, even during Arafah, the Taawaaf and Sa’ee. They call unto his children and their Imaams, as we have heard on numerous occasions. This is a form of greater shirk. It is also apostasy which one should be killed over.”

Life Is A Journey

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah, Inspirational Stories with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab and Aboo Dardaa met, and the latter asked, “Do you remember the hadeeth of the Prophet?” ‘Umar asked, “Which hadeeth?” Aboo Dardaa replied, “The Messenger of Allaah said, ‘You should keep your worldly things to the extent that a traveller keeps his luggage for his journey.’

‘Umar said, “I remember this hadeeth.” Aboo Dardaa said, “O ‘Umar, are you aware of what we did after that? We have accumulated the worldly things in large quantities.

At this, they began to weep while remembering the life of Allaah’s Messenger all the way until Fajr!

[Manaaqib ‘Umar, by Ibn Al-Jawzee, p. 146]

Does One Have To Articulate The Intention For Wudhoo’?

Posted in Ibaadah - Salaah with tags , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

As for stating the intention out aloud then this is nothing short of a bid’ah (innovation) due to you adding something to the worship. There is ijmaa’ (a consensus) that the place for the intention is in the heart. There is no narration from the Prophet (saw) or the sahaabah which can be used as proof to say that the intention is to be said. None of them done this, whether for salaah or any other act of worship.

The First Argument:

Those who say that one should say the intention, say so due to their argument that it prevents confusion in one’s intention.

The Response To This Argument:

If this concept was indeed logical and acceptable in Islaam then the Prophet (saw) would have told us, and he (saw) would not have overlooked it. Also if one intends to pray asr though he says he intends to pray zhuhr, then it is the intention of asr that counts (as that was what was in his heart). So the articulation of the intention, even according to them, doesn’t count here. So in reality there is no need for articulating the intention.

The Second Argument:

The second argument is that when one wears the clothes for ihraam, one says the talbiyah (labayk Allaahumma labayk). And this is an articulation of one’s intention.

The Response To This Argument:

This is a weak argument for two reasons:

1) That this is the exception to this rule (however this counter-argument is also a weak opinion).

2) That the talbiyah is not an intention. One is not articulating one’s intention by saying the words of the talbiyah. The talbiyah is only a statement to enter an act of worship, like the takbiratul-ihraam for entering the prayer (i.e, saying ‘Allaahu Akbar” when one starts his prayer).

[Taken from the class notes to “Ar-Raud Al-Murbi’” taught by Shaykh Aboo Rumaysah]

Is Intention Required For Wudhoo’?

Posted in Ibaadah - Salaah with tags , , , , , , , on March 1, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

The fuqahaa disagreed whether intention is a condition for the validity of ablution, although they had agreed on the stipulation of intention as a condition for worship (ibaadah), because of the words of the Prophet (saw), “Actions are but by their intentions.” [Bukhaaree]

A group of fuqahaa, who are the majority, including Ash-Shaafi’ee, Maalik, The Hanbalee, Hammaad, Aboo Thawr, and Daawood were of the opinion that the intention is a condition.

Another group (the minority) said it is not a condition, and this was the opinion of Aboo Haneefah and Ath-Thawree.

The reason for their disagreement over the term wudhoo’ between being a pure ritual (ibaadah), i.e. not subject to rationalization and intended only for the pleasure of Allaah, like salaah and similar forms of mere ritual worship – and between an ibaadah that can also be rational like washing of dirt.

They did not differ about pure ibaadah being in need of intention, and rational ibaadah not being in need of it.

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