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Words of Sh. ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam Regarding “Fee Dhilaal Al-Quraan”

Posted in Miscellaneous, Qur'an with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

“Whoever wishes to understand it (the Quraan) clearly as it is, as if he is receiving the Quraan as it was revealed, and to take part in the battle that it is fighting – the battle that it fought the first time around – he must read “Fee Dhilaal Al-Quraan” (by Sayyid Qutb). Whoever does not read Sayyid Qutb’s tafseer in Fee Dhilaal Al-Quraan will not be able to grasp the depths of this battle, for many reasons.

From them is the fact that the man who wrote this book was relaying to the people these events from the midst of the conflict, and from the depths of the battlefield. He wrote these words while he was watching the hangman’s noose being tightened in front of his eyes. So, he wrote them while he was free of all fears, and free of all the burdens of the dunyaa – no wife, no job, no children, no connection to the burdens that pull one to this earth.

He wrote them while he was bidding the dunyaa farewell, and everyone who reads the tafseer of Al-Baqarah, Aal ‘Imraan, An-Nisaa, Al-Maa’idah, Al-A’raaf and walks with them – in the second printing onwards – will realize that the one who wrote these words is not from the people of this world. Rather, he is bidding this world farewell with these words, and is giving it a departure wave with these words.

Because of this, many people read books, read explanations of the Quraan, read the words of Ibn Katheer, At-Tabaree, and other than them, and they are never able – and I am saying this to you as a professor of Sharee’ah, and I know more than you, and I understand this issue more than you do – they are unable to understand the Quraan as it was revealed, nor are they able to partake in the battle for which Allaah revealed it; not just in the era of the Messenger of Allaah (saw), but in every era, and in every place.

This Quraan is the Book of Allaah that was revealed to fight a battle against the enemies of Allaah, “… and strive against them with it a great struggle…” [25:52]

And it is a must for the people to understand the Book of Allaah, why it was revealed, and with whom these texts are dealing with. And some people think that these texts fought a battle, played their role, and that it is no longer possible to utilize this way of looking at things, or to move forward with these rules to fight the battle of today, which is as if it were the same battle that was fought by the Messenger of Allaah (saw).

So, I advise you and myself to read “Fee Dhilaal Al-Quraan”.

[At-Tarbiyyah Al-Jihaadiyyah Wal-Bina, by Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam, 3/6-7]

“Islaam Does Not Allow Its Followers To Sit Idle…”

Posted in Brothers Base, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on January 20, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Disclaimer: This blog is for information purposes only. The views expressed in these articles may not necessarily be those shared by the blog owner.

Ash-Shaheed Sayyid Qutb said:

“When a community does not stand up to wrongdoers, when it does not take any positive steps to punish transgressors, it deserves to share in the punishment of those wrongdoers and transgressors.

It should be said that the worst type of wrongdoing is to abandon Allaah’s law which He has laid down to be implemented in human life. As a system, Islaam has a serious outlook based on mutual help and solidarity within the community.

Islaam does not allow its followers to sit idle when injustice, corruption and wrongdoing continue on the rampage, let alone sees Allaah’s faith abandoned and His Godhead denied in order to be substituted by false claims.

Such people cannot hope to be spared trial and temptation simple because they are good within themselves.”

[Fee Zhilaal Al-Quraan [English trans.], 7/111]

Disclaimer: This article is not promoting violence of any sort. To combat injustice one cannot do injustice in return. Causing terror to innocent civilian is prohibited in Islaam.

‘Amr Ibn Al-‘Aas On His Deathbed

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah with tags , , , on January 15, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

When ‘Amr Ibn Al-‘Aas was on his deathbed, his son said to him, “O my father, you used to say, would that I could meet a wise, intelligent man when he is dying, so that he might describe what he sees. You are (now) that man, so describe it to me.

He responded, “O my son, by Allaah it is as if I am lying in a box and breathing through the eye of a needle, and as if there is a thorny piercing branch being pulled from the bottom of my feet through to the top of my head.

[Tadhkirat Al-Qurtubee, p.19]

Showing Hospitality Towards The Captives Of War

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Abu Azeez Ibn ‘Umayr Ibn Haashim was the brother of Mus’ab Ibn ‘Umayr and was fighting the Muslims on the battle of Badr. He was the holder of the banner of the kuffaar next to Al-Nadr Ibn Haarith. When he was taken as captive by the Muslims, he said:

“I was assigned to a group of the Ansaar. When they laid out their lunch or dinner, they would give me the bread while they themselves ate dates without bread. This was because of the Prophet’s instructions to them. Every time any one of them had a piece of bread, he would give it to me.

Sometimes I felt embarrassed by their hospitality and I gave the bread to any one of them who was around. He would return it without taking a single bite”

[Ibn Hishaam, As-Seerah An-Nabawiyyah, p. 209]

The Unauthenticity Of The Narration About Bilal Visiting The Grave Of The Prophet (saw)

Posted in Inspirational Stories, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Regarding this story (click here) of bilal returning from shaam and doing the adhaan in madenah, then it has been declared unauthentic. Below is the verification of the hadeeth, declaring it unauthentic:

Haafiz Ibn AbdulHaadee (one of ibn taymiyyah foremost students) mentiones in “Saarim Al-Munki Fee Radd ‘alaa As-Subkee”:

This narration is not authentic. This narration has been narrated by Al-Haakim Aboo Ahmad Ibn Ahmad Ibn Ishaaq An-Nisaabooree Al-Haafiz in his “Juzz Khaamis” from his “Fawaa’id”, and from his way it has been narrated by ‘Asaakir in the mention of Bilaal, and it is a narration that is ghareeb (unknown) munkar (unauthentic and contradicting authentic reports) with an isnaad having inqitaa (disconnection) and majhool (unknown) narrators.

Muhammad Ibn Al-Fayd Al-Ghasaanee was alone in reporting it from Ibraheem ibn Muhammad Ibn Sulaymaan Ibn Bilaal from his father, from his grandfather.

Ibraheem ibn Muhammad is unknown, not knowing to be thiqah (upright) or having amaanah (trust), neither dabt (accuracy), nor adaalah (integrity), rather he is majhool (unknown). (1)

As for Muhammad Ibn Sulaymaan (his father who he narrates this narration from), then he is qaleel al-hadeeth (narrating few hadeeth). (2)

As for Sulaymaan Ibn Bilaal, then he is a man not famous, rather majhool al-haal and qalil ar-rawayah (unknown and narrating few narrations), and he did not become famous in holding knowledge and transmitting it. And none from the Imaams declared him to be thiqah (upright) as far as we know.

And we request the one taking this as a proof and basing on this narration; who declared him to be thiqah (trustworthy) among the Imaams? And (who) relied on his hadeeth among the Hufaaz (memorisers of hadeeth)? Or who praised him among the scholars until his narration can be based upon and one can rely on his report?

Footnotes:

(1) Adh-Dhahabee said about him: “There is jahaalah (ignorance) in what is narrated from him by Muhammad Ibn Al-Fayd Al-Ghassaanee.” And Ibn Hajr mentions this incident in his lisaan and says: “This is a story clearly fabricated.”

(2) Aboo Haatim said of him, “Munkar al-hadeeth (abandoned in hadeeth).” See Taareekh Al-Kabeer 1/98

Criticising Narrators Without Any Fear

Posted in Hadith Studies with tags , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

From among the righteous Salaf, there were men, who knew no fear when it came to criticising narrators, regardless whether that man was a ruler or the lowest man in society.

Likewise, they did not fear the blame of anyone, nor did they hesitate to proclaim openly any defect found in narrators.

It was said to Yahyaa Ibn Sa’eed Al-Qattaan:

“Do you not fear that these whose narrations you have abandoned will be your opponents before Allaah on the Day of Judgement?”

He said:

For these to be my opponents is more beloved to me than for the Messenger of Allaah (saw) to be my opponent, saying to me, ‘Why did you not expel lies from my hadeeth?‘ “

[Quoted in “The Sunnah And Its Role In Islamic Legislation” p.130]