Archive for January, 2016

Good Bid’ah, By Ibn Hajar Al-Haythami

Posted in Biddah / Innovation, Ramadhaan with tags , , , , , , , on January 20, 2016 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Hajar Al-Haythami said:

“In ‘Umar’s saying regarding the tarawee prayers, ‘This is a good bid’ah,‘ he meant the linguistic meaning of bid’ah, which is to do something that was not being done, similar to what Allaah says:

I did not bring a bid’ah (something new) among the messengers.” [46:9].

This does not indicate a bid’ah in the shar’ee sense, because a bid’ah would be an act of misguidance, as was indicated by the Messenger (saw).

Scholars who classify the bid’ahs into good and bad only intend the linguistic meaning of bid’ahs; and those who say that every bid’ah is a misguidance mean the bid’ah in the Shar’ee sense.”

[Al-Ibdaa’ Fee Madaarr Il-Ibtidaa’]

Preoccupying Oneself With The Books Of The Scholars Over The Book Of Allaah

Posted in Inspirational Stories, Qur'an with tags , , , , on January 10, 2016 by TheAuthenticBase

A man once went to ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab and said, “O Leader of the Believers, when we conquered Al-Madaain, we found a book that contained in it beautiful speech.

‘Umar asked him, “Was that speech from the Book of Allaah?

The man replied, “No.”

Then ‘Umar asked someone to hand him a stick, after which he proceeded to beat the man, and all the while he (ra) was reciting the saying of Allaah: “Alif-Laam-Ra. These are the Verses of the Clear Book. Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an in order that you may understand. We relate unto you (Muhammad) the best of stories through Our Revelations unto you, of this Qur’an. And before this (i.e. before the coming of Divine Inspiration to you), you were among those who knew nothing about it (the Qur’an).” [12:1-3]

‘Umar then said, “Verily, what destroyed those who came before you was the fact that they took themselves to the books of their scholars and priests, while they abandoned the Torah and the Injeel (Gospel). And they continued to do that until the Torah and the Injeel became obliterated, and the knowledge that they contained went away.

[Manaaqib ‘Umar, by Ibn Al-Jawzee, p. 23]

Ruling With Justice, By Ibn Taymiyyah

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on January 1, 2016 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Taymiyyah said:

“Verily, Allaah (swt) helps a just country, even if its people are disbelievers; and He (swt) does not help a wrongdoing oppressive country, even if its people are Muslims. It is through justice that men become upright, and it is through justice that wealth becomes abundant.”

[As-Siyaasah Ash-Shar’eeyah, p. 10]