Archive for March, 2015

Worshipping Allaah In Makkah And Madeenah

Posted in Brothers Base, Knowledge, Methodology Of The Salaf, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Fudayl Ibn ‘Iyyaad was a famous sholar and zaahid who was known for his sincere worship and devotion to Allaah at the two Holy Mosques, Malkah and Madeenah.

The Mujaahid, ‘Abdullaah Ibn Al-Mubaarak made Fudayl Ibn ‘Iyyaad cry by telling him:

“O Worshipper of the two Holy Mosques, if you were to see us,
You would surely know that you are only playing with worship.
(While you) decorate your cheeks with his tears,
We decorate our throats with our blood.”

[Mentioned by ibn Katheer in his Tafseer from Haafidh Ibn ‘Asaakir’s biography of ‘Abdullaah Ibn Mubaarak, by way of Muhammad Ibn Ibraheem Ibn Abee Sukaynah, who reported that in the year 170AH he was sent with these words to the city of Tartus (in Palestine, where the Muslims were engaged in Jihaad against the Byzantines), to Fudayl Ibn ‘Iyyaad calling people to fight on the cause of Allaah.]

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Burning Someone With Fire, Part 6

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , on March 12, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari reported that the Prophet (saw) sent both him and Mu’aadh Ibn Jabal (ra) to Yemen, and instructed them to teach the people the Quraan. Mu’aadh came one day to visit Abu Musa and found with him a man who was chained up, so he said, “O my brother, were we sent to punish the people or were we sent to teach them and order them with what would benefit them?”

So Abu Musa said, “He embraced Islam and then disbelieved.”

So Mu’aadh said, “By He who sent Muhammad with the truth, I will not leave until I burn him with fire.”

So Abu Musa said, “We still have some unfinished business with him.”

So Mu’aadh said, “By Allaah, I will never leave!”

Then some firewood was brought and a fire was lit, and he threw him in.

[Al-Mu’jam Al-Kabeer – At-Tabarani]

Burning Someone With Fire, Part 5

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , on March 9, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

During the Riddah wars, when Khalid Bin Waleed defeated Tulayhah Al-Asadi in the battle of Buzaakhah, Abu Bakr wrote to him ordering him not to b lenient and to make an example out of anyone he captured from amongst the Kuffaar who had killed Muslims.

So Khalid Bin Waleed remained in Buzaakhah for a month hunting down the Murtadeen and taking revenge for the Muslims who had been killed.

Some of the Murtadeen he would burn alive, others he would stone to death, and others he would throw off the tops of mountains.

[Al-Bidaayah Wan-Nihaayah, by Ibn Katheer]

Burning Someone With Fire, Part 4

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , on March 6, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

During the Riddah wars, a man named Al-Fujaa’ah came to Abu Bakr (ra) claiming to be a Muslim, and asked Abu Bakr to prepare an army for him to lead in the fighting against the Murtadeen. Abu Bakr did so, and the man wound up killing and robbing anyone he came across, including Muslims.

When this reached Abu Bakr, he sent an army to detin him. He was brought back, and Abu Bakr ordered that he be taken to the area of Al-Baqi’ (next to masjid An-Nabawi) and burned alive.

[Al-Bidaayah Wan-Nihaayah, by Ibn Katheer]

Burning Someone With Fire, Part 3

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , on March 3, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Proof 2:

During his Khilaafah, Abu Bakr (r.a) gathered a number of his advisors from amongst the Sahaabah and consulted them about the case of a man found guilty of committing sodomy. The one who had the most severe position was ‘Ali Ibn Abee Taalib (r.a) who said:

“This is a sin that no nation had committed before except for one nation, and you know how Allaah dealt with them. I view that we should burn him alive.”

So the Sahaabah agreed with his position, and Abu Bakr wrote to Khallid ordering him to burn the man alive.

[Al-Bayhaqi]

Note: On this occasion, the sahaabah as a whole agreed with the actions of ‘Ali Ibn Abee Taalib, including Abu Bakr’s advisors in his shoorah council. Again, showing that the sahaabah didn’t view it as completely haraam to burn with fire, but in fact viewed it permissible for maslahah. And this is also the position held by the Hanafis and Shaafi’ees.