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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’]


Sittings In Ramadhaan With Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (.pdf book)

Posted in Books (pdf's, html's & doc's), Ramadhaan with tags , , , , on June 23, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

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The Wisdom Behind I’tikaaf, By Ibn Al-Qayyim

Posted in Ramadhaan with tags , , , , on June 1, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Al-Qayyim said:

“Its purpose and spirit is for the heart to turn fully and solely towards Allaah (swt), living in privacy with Him, ceasing to be involved with the created things, and getting involved with Him alone instead. With this, His remembrance, love and devotion replace the worries and thoughts of the heart, overtaking their place in it, and becoming its only concern.

Then the thoughts become busy with remembering Him and brings one closer to Him. One’s pleasure is then attained by His company rather than that of the creatures, thereby preparing himself for the day of solitude in the graves, when he will have no company or delight except Him. This is the greatest purpose of i’tikaaf.”

[Zaad Al-Ma’aad, 2/86-87]

Praying Witr As One Rak’ah, By Ibn Hajar

Posted in Ibaadah - Salaah, Ramadhaan with tags , , , , , , on May 25, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Hajar said:

“It is authentically reported that a number of the Companions prayed one rak’ah for witr, without praying any nafl prior to it. It is recorded in Muhammad Ibn Nasr’s book and others, with an authentic isnaad from As-Saa’ib Ibn Yazeed, that ‘Uthmaan recited Quraan one night in just one rak’ah; and he did not pray anything else.

We will also cite in the chapter of Al-Maghaazee the report of ‘Abdullaah Ibn Tha’labah that Sa’d prayed one rak’ah for witr, and in al-Manaaqib the report that Mu’aawiyah prayed one rak’ah for witr, which was approved by Ibn ‘Abbaas.”

[Fath Al-Baaree]

As for praying witr three rak’ah and giving salam after two, then standing up to pray the last rak’ah, then this was done by Ibn ‘Umar as is recorded in Saheeh Bukhari.

Sittings In Ramadhaan With Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen

Posted in Ramadhaan with tags , , , , , , on July 12, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Sittings in Ramadhaan with Ibn ‘Uthaymeen:

Day 1: The Merits of the Month of Ramadhan

Day 2: The Merits of Fasting

Day 3: From the Rulings of Fasting Ramadhan

Day 4: From the Rulings of Praying in Ramadhan

Day 5: From the Merits of Reciting Qur’an and its Types

Day 6: Categories of People in Fasting (Part 1 of 3)

Day 7: Categories of People in Fasting (Part 2 of 3)

Day 8: Categories of People in Fasting (Part 3 of 3)

Day 9: The Wisdoms of Fasting

Day 10: From the Mandatory Etiquettes of Fasting

Day 11: From the Encouraged Etiquettes of Fasting

Day 12: From the Second Type of Qur’an Recitation

Day 13: From The Etiquettes Of Reciting The Qur’an

Day 14: From the invalidators of the Fast

Day 15: The Conditions that will not make the Invalidators Invalidate the Fast

Day 16: From Zakah

Day 17: From the People of Zakah

Day 18: From the Battle of Badr

Day 19: From the Opening of Makkah

Day 20: Reasons for the Real Victory

Day 21: The Preference of the Last Ten Nights

Day 22: Striving in the Last Ten Days and Laylatul-Qadr

Day 23: From the Description of Paradise may Allah Make us from its Inhabitants

Day 24: From the Description of the People of Paradise

Day 25: From the Description of Hell-Fire

Day 26: Reasons for Entering Hell

Day 27: The Second Type from the Reason of Entering Hell

Day 28: From ZakatulFitr

Day 29: Repentance

Day 30: Concluding the Month

Lowering Your Gaze On ‘Eid

Posted in Brothers Base, Miscellaneous, Ramadhaan with tags , , , on August 29, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

It is reported on the authority of Al-Wakî’ b. Al-Jarrâh:

We went out one Eid with Sufyân Al-Thawrî and he said, “The first thing we will do on this day of ours is to lower our gaze.

[Ibn Abî Al-Dunyâ, Kitâb Al-Wara’. Article 66]

It is reported that Hassân b. Abî Sinân – Allâh have mercy on him – went out one Eid and when he returned home his wife said:

“How many beautiful women have you looked at today?”

After she kept asking him, he said:

“Woe to you! I have looked at nothing but my toe from when I went out to when I returned to you.”

[Ibid. Article 68]


The Length Of Sh. Al-Albaanee’s Tarawee Prayer

Posted in Miscellaneous, Ramadhaan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Shaikh Muhammad Ziyaad at-Tuklah, may Allaah reward him, said:

“I asked Shaikh Muhammad Eed al-Abbaasee about the worship of Shaikh al-Albaani so he said:

‘We would pray the night prayer [taraaweeh in Ramadaan] with some brothers. Shaikh al-Albaani would get up and lead us in a long prayer which would be almost three hours long. During it he would implement [even] the smallest of Sunnahs. He would make the bowing and prostration long.

The bowing [rukoo’] would be about eight to nine minutes long.

And when he would sit he would ask Allaah for forgiveness and praise him between every two rak’ahs.

And because of how long the Shaikh would make the night prayer we would fear, as occurs in the hadith, that we might miss the suhoor meal. And when praying behind him we would feel tranquillity, devoutness [khushoo], and calmness.’ “

[Al-Imaam al-Albaani, Duroos, wa Mawaaqif, wa Ibar, of Abdul-Aziz ibn Muhammad Abdullaah as-Sadhaan, pp. 88-89.