Gems Of Knowledge

Ibn Uthaymeen was of the opinion that you CAN read Quraan for the dead. Ibn Baaz was of the opinion that you CANNOT read Quraan for the dead.

There’s a valid difference of opinion over this issue, and one should not fight or argue over it.

And as Bin Baaz said, holding the view that you CAN does not make the person an innovator.

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Ibn ‘Abdil-Barr (d. 463H) said that the scholars have unanimously agreed that there is no limit of the number of rak’ahs one can pray in tarawee.

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“Whoever visits me after my death is like the one who visits me during my life.” Classified as UNAUTHENTIC by Ibn Hajar.

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– Ibn Uthaymeen, Bin Baaz & the majority of Saudi scholars were of the opinion that we put our hands back on our chest after rukooh.
– Al-Albaani called this act a bid’ah yet still prayed behind all these scholars.
– Ibn Uthaymeen “refuted” the stance that it was a bid’ah without mentioning the name of Al-Albaani.

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Wearing a tight jilbab is as useless as wearing a see-through jilbab.

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Ibn Khaldoon in his book “Muqaddamah” mentions that Sufism came out of (is an off-shoot of) Shi’ism.

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Shia scholars admit that the addition of “I bear witness that Ali is the wali of Allaah” in the adhaan was introduced 10 centuries after the hijrah.

This was done to distinguish their masjids from ours.

The Isma’ili shi’as include the addition of 7 extra phrases where they bear witness to all their 7 Imams.

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According to Imaam Maalik, anyone who hates the companions is a kaafir. [Quoted in Tafseer Ibn Katheer, under verse 48:29]

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According to imam Malik, anyone who criticises Abu Bakr and Umar is to be killed.

But according to Abu Haneefah, Shaafi’ee & Ahmad, such a person is to be imprisoned and taught the haqq.

The 3 imaams use as evidence the incident when Khalid b. Waleed said sth about ‘AbdurRahman Ibn Awf. The Prophet was made aware of this and rebuked Khalid but never ordered that he be killed. I forgot the evidence Imaam Maalik uses.

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The purpose of wearing hijab is to prevent eyes from falling on u. So wearing:

– Makeup,
– Tight clothes,
– High heels (which makes a woman walk in a flirtatious manner)
– Brightly coloured clothes… etc.

All this^ kind of kills that purpose don’t u think?

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If ur role models r the wives of the Prophet, the know that they stayed INDOORS and never went out of their homes except when dire necessity force them to.

But if ur role models r the dirty kaafirah who appear on TV and music channels then do as u please.

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Yahya Ibn Ma’een saw Isma’eel Ibn Ayyaash (102-181H) sitting on a roof, reading about 500 ahaadeeth from his book every day.

[Ali Ibn Ja’d’s Musnad 451, Ibn Adee, Al-Kaamil 1/104, Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee, Taareekh Baghdaad 6/222]

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The most famous commentator on the Muwatta of Imaam Maalik was Ibn ‘Abdil-Barr (d 463H).

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Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee wrote his book “Umm” about 45-50 years after Imaam Maalik wrote his “Muwatta”.

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According to Ibn ‘Uthaymeen says we recite: “as-salaamu ‘alayka ayyuhan-nabi” in tashahhud, not: “as-salaamu ‘alan-nabi”.

His proof is:

1) ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab said the tashahhud on the mimbar during his reign, and he said (#1 above) – quoted in the Muwatta of Imaam Maalik.
2) Allaah says in the quran “u (Muhammad) will die and they will also die.” Yet the prophet didn’t say “after my death say (#2 above).”
3) As for the words of Ibn Mas’ood (collected in bukhair) that they used 2 say (#2 above) then this is a ijtihaad, which we r not obliged to follow.

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If ur hyped about the situation of the Syrians, but have forgotten about the Afghanis, Iraqis etc. then know ur imaan is low and defective. Too many bro’s getting pumped up due to emotions (rather than imaan).

EMOTIONS DICTATES that u look at the next “big thing” and ignore the previous one. IMAAN DICTATES that u give equal attention to both/all.

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According to some scholars of hadeeth the golden chain is: Maalik – Naafi’ – Ibn ‘Umar – The Prophet. Such a chain comes in the Muwata of Imaam Maaik 80 times.

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If a wife wants her husband to be romantic, kind, caring, loving etc. then know these characteristics are a reaction to how you treat him.

If u constantly nag, annoy him, shout at him etc. then your forcing him to be rude, harsh, cold hearted etc.

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A “Mustamlees” is someone who repeats the words of his Shaykh in a loud voice to the audience while standing at a far distance to those who who are even farther off and cannot hear the shaykh. ‘Alee Ibn ‘Aasim had 3 “Mustamlees” when he used to give his halaqahs. (So just imagine how huge his halaqahs were!).

[Al-Khateeb AL-Baghdaadee, Taareekh Baghdaad, 11/454]

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Yahyaa Ibn Ma’een heard Hammaad Ibn Salamah’s book from 18 of his students in order to separate the mistakes of Hammaad from those of his students. [Majrooheen, 10]

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Many students and scholars from the Salaf played tricks, inserting ahaadeeth here and there into the teacher’s ahaadeth and handing the book to the teacher for reading, to examine the soundness of his knowledge and memory. Failing to recognise the additional material, they were denounced and were declared untrustworthy. [Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee, Taareekh Baghdaad, 12/325]

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Yahyaa Ibn Ma’een read the books of Hammaad Ibn Salamah at least 17 times. [Majrooheen, 10] And who was Hammaad Ibn Salamah? So strong was his memory that he wrote down Qais’ book from memory [Fasawee, 3/44

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During the times of our Salaf, as all the students could not write rapidly, sometimes a fast writer was chosen to take down ahaadeeth, while others watched him writing, lest he should make any mistake. Later, they either borrowed the book or copied them in the presence of the owner. [Ibn Hajr, Tahdheeb, 1/196, Adh-Dhahabee, Meezaan Al-‘Itidaal, 2/341, Ibn ‘Adee, Al-Kaamil, 1/270]

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There are two types of hadeeth: one group which is accompanied by the practices of the companions and the successors; and another group which is not accompanied by any sort of practice. So if there is a conflict between these two groups, then the one accompanied by the practie would be preferred.

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The two most important sources of Imaam Maalik for his book Al-Muwatta, were Naafi’ and Az-Zuhree.

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Adh-Dhhabee in his “Taareekh Al-Islaam”, 5/137 mentions that Az-Zuhree  (51-124) memorised the Qur’aan in 3 months! He transmitted only two hadeeths from Ibn ‘Umar even though he lived in the same city as him for 24 years. [Ibid. 5/136] He used to serve his teacher ‘UbaidAllaah so that he was thought to be his servant. [Ibid. 5/137]

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Ibn Shihaab used to help everyone who came to him, and if he had nothing left, he used to borrow. [Adh-Dhahabee, Taareekh Al-Islaam, 5/138 & 141]

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The Musnad of Imaam Ahmad consists of some 40,000 narrations, and without repetition it would be about 30,000. [Ahmad Shaakir’s commentary on Suyootee’s Alfiyah, pp. 218-222]

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Imaam Bukhaari only wanted to compile a manual of hadeeth according to the wishes of his shaykh, Ishaaq Ibn Raahwayh. [Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee, Taareekh Al-Baghdaad]

And the title which he (Imaam Bukhaari) gave to his book was not “Saheeh Al-Bukhaari”, but he named it “Al-Jaami’ Al-Musnad As-Saheeh Al-Mukhtasar Min Umoor Rasool Allaah Wa Sunanihi Wa Ayyaamih”. [Ibn As-Salaah, ‘Uloom Al-Hadeeth, 24-25]

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11 Responses to “Gems Of Knowledge”

  1. Mohammad Arif Says:

    Assalam u alaikum
    plz notify me yr latest; posts

  2. Sister Unknown Says:

    Salaam this is a sister
    You wrote if a wife wants to be treated in a good manner by her husband she shouldn’t nag him? And what about the advice to the brothers that are unjust and looking and talking to other women, that are never home and think it’s okay to give you money to shut you up?? There are plenty of men like that.. What is your advice to them??

    • Wa ‘alaykum Assalaam,

      Yes it is true that if a wife wishes for her husband to treat her nicely than she should likewise treat him nicely, and a major cause of marital discord (from the woman’s half) is her nagging. However not everything that a woman says of dispraise or not every time she voices her opinion in contradiction to her husband is nagging. Sadly many men see the most minor of legitimate complaints by the wife as nagging which is wrong no doubt.

      My advice to the brothers who are as u described is for them to do a istish’hadi in Sham. That way the earth is free of them and their evil. Sadly many men are not marriage material, even among those who consider themselves to be practicing. Unfortunately many mahrams consider a man to be a suitable match by looking at how much money he has in his bank rather than how much iman he has and the level of his character. No Muslimah deserves a man as you described, and I strongly believe more imams need to pay attention to the complaints of women, rather than giving them the “sabr” card. In fact its hypocritical to tell a woman to have patience with her husband’s ill-character, yet tell him to divorce her when she has ill-character.

      The Prophet (saw) advised the men of this ummah to fear Allaah with regards to women, and unfortunately such advice is hardly given its weight. Being a “salafi” is nothing but a claim if it is not backed up by following the salaf in EVERYTHING, not just in aqeedah. A person can be a “salafi” in aqeedah yet a shaytaan in his manners. Liewise a person can be a shaytan in his aqeedah yet a salafi in his manners. We claim to be following the Salaf yet it is illogical (and in fact even an INSULT) to call ascribe oneself to the Salaf while having such filthy manners.

      My heart genuinely goes out to all the Muslimahs who r in such relationships where their husbands do not appreciate them. I’m currently in a land where sisters with knowledge are rare, and it seems that some men would only appreciate the blessing of a pious wife once it is taken away from them…. As i said earlier, many men do not deserve the wives they have. May Allaah guide the men of this Ummah and cause them to either have appreciation and love for their wives or else perish, ameen.

      I have wrote a book titled, “Concise Advice To Husbands” which is full of advises to husbands on how to treat their wives, so you can refer to that inshaaAllaah.

      May Allaah ease ur affairs and grant you that which is best for you, and replace your troubles with ease, ameen.

  3. Unknown sister Says:

    Salaam,
    Thank you for your reply.. I think we live in a world that prioritises culture over everything else. I always had love for Allah but I always felt like Islam was a religion that took women’s rights away and meant that we would have to suffer in injustice just because we are women .. Allhamdulilah I was guided to salafiyyah which is nothing like what people make you think they scare you away from it.. Maybe because it’s the truth and the truth is the truth even if it doesn’t fit in with what you want.. This religion was chosen by Allah because Allah swt is the most just… The people of the earth can’t ever compete with the justice Allah has given to us through Islam. Just have one question what is istishadi in sham?

    • 1) Istishhadi is what is referred to as “martyrdom operations”.

      2) Sham is what is known as “greater syria” which also includes parts of jordan, turkey, lebanon, palestine. But in my context I specifically meant Syria.

  4. I Thank Allah for guiding me to see the truth in this website.. I had a look at your other bloggs and I am very disappointed and shocked at how you are a khawarij sympathiser and supporter and for the fact you have articles written in refutation against Abu khadeejah.. I don’t know if you are just misguided or mischief maker but may Allah guide you before we all become dust.. You see that’s the thing I could tell by your answer something wasn’t right when you basically said men should go kill themselves… That’s why I asked again.. I hope Allah guides you to the truth but this is not it

    • 1) I am not a sympathiser (or a supporter!?) of the khawarij aqeedah. I ask you to pls bring me proof for your claim.

      2) Having articles against Abu Khadeejah does not mean someone is a khawarij. Did you know Adh-Dhahabi has some very stern criticisms against many of the scholars of his time, nay even of those scholars who came before him? Are you aware of the sciences of Jarh Wat-Ta’deel? (A science which many ignoramuses have delved themselves into prior to even studying tawheed and shirk). Are you aware that criticising someone for his character does not equate a criticism for his aqeedah, and that criticising someone for his aqeedah does not equate a criticism for his character? Do you see the difference?

      3) Abu Khadeejah is not infallible, nor is he free from error. So abu hanifah had errors, ibn taymiyyah erred, An-Nawawi erred, Ibn rajab erred, yet abu khadeejah has no errors? If this is not the peak of stupidity and sectarianism than what is?

      4) doing an istishhadi does not mean someone is a khawarij. Unless you have a new definition of khawarij. Can you even name me 5 characteristics which were specific to the khawarij? And are you aware that Albani was for istish’hadis? Are you aware of the proofs for and against it? Are you aware that many of those who are labelled khawarij say it isn’t from Islam and strongly disagree with it? So to say its a trait of the khawarij is pure ignorance.

      5) If u r referring to sayyid Qutb (in me being a khawarij sympathiser) then are you aware that Ibn Taymiyyah quoted many heretics in his books and do you know of his famous quote where he said, “Not everyone I quote I agree with in totality.”? Do you know that some of our Salaf who wrote books of hadith would narrate from shi’ah as long as they were trustworthry and were not speaking of their bid’ah.

      As Adh-Dhahabi was discussing the biography of Abbaan Ibn Taghlab Al-Koofee, Al-Haafidh Adh-Dhahabee said: “A dyed-in-the-wool Shi’ee, but he is truthful. For us is his honesty and against him is his innovation.”

      Also Imaam Aboo Is-haaq Ibraaheem Ibn Ya’qoob Al-Jawzjaanee said:

      “Among them was he who deviated away from the truth, yet still possessed an honest tongue. And his hadeeth would be widespread amongst the people since he was forsaken for his innovation but trusted with is narration. So concerning these individuals, I see no other alternative but to take from their hadeeth that which is (already) known, so long as his innovation does not become strengthened because of that.” [Ahwaal Ar-Rijaal, p.538]

      Do u know of the narrator in SAHEEH BUKHARI who had shi’ah inclinations? Yet Imam Bukhari quoted him and took from him where necessary?

      6) I ask you again to bring me PROOF of the characteristics of the khawarij or else fear the fire who’s fuel is men and stones.

      EDIT: Ok i just realised your a sister, pls forgive me for any harsh words used herein. I don;t ususally debate with sisters online so my sincerest apologies for any harshness you find herein

  5. Salaam
    You haven’t provided any evidences from authentic Quran and sunnah in your response. Also in your blog about the madkhaIis you called Abu khaadeejah khuwarij when the brother only relates authentic narrations as evidences. And your evidence was the mere fact theyre mosque is surrounded by deviant masjid? I didn’t look at any other blogs except the green bird one and it did come across like you are a Khawarij sympathiser but Allah knows best about that one. Don’t want to be saying anything I’m not sure of.. I do have some knowledge about the khawarij.. This is why I stick to spubs they have authentic evidences for the refutations they make.. I will end this debate by saying “oh turner of the hearts make our hearts firm upon your religion”. Allah is the all knower of what is in the hearts and I’m afraid of speaking without knowledge but I beleive there is a reason why some of the things alarmed me on this website so I won’t personally be using it anymore. One thing I will say is whoever conceals the truth and has mischief and malice in their hearts has to face Allah on the day of judgment so they best prepare themselves.

    • 1) There is no such thing in Islamic theology as “authentic Quran” unless one believes there is a da’eef quran out there, which renders the person a disbeliever. but anyways i know fully well you did not mean that, was just clarifying your unintentional error in your reply.

      2) I see sincerity in you and as you wis the best for me, i likewise wish and pray that Allaah opens your eyes to the haqq reg. Abu Khadeejah. Furthermore i did not call him a khawarij due to the masjids around him, but all I said was that it was a trait of the Khawarij to be blind to the “mushrik-like” sufis and brelwis and shi’ahs around you and focus all your effort on those others who try their best to call to tawheed and a return of the sunnah. Not saying those guys are perfect, as i said we all have mistakes.

      3) Although Spubs may have authentic evidence for the refutations they make, the allegations they make about people may be incorrect. Its like me acusing someone of a sin and then giving him a 20 page article why that sin is not allowed, and when the person refuses to take that 20 page document saying he’s a stubborn sinner. When in fact the person didn’t even commit the sin to begin with. Or maybe there was a misunderstanding. This is a possibility no doubt which spubs need to take into consideration.

      4) Ameen to your du’aa. May HE expose those who cling to “Salafiyyah” while being far away from it in terms of aqeedah or mannerisms ameen. As i said in my first reply, know that anyone who says he is a salafi only due to attatchment to the salaf in aqeedah while not in manners is NOT a salafi in totality. In fact for such a person to proclaim he is upon the way of the Salaf is an insult to the way of the Salaf and is something which will draw people away from the da’wah of reviving people back to the way of the Salaf. I’m sure you won’t disagree with this.

      5) You can not use this website at your own wish, but I remind you that if you wish to distance yourself from someone giving knowledge due to an error they have or due to an ASSUMPTION they are upon misguidance then i remind you that An-Nawawi had inclinations towards the ash’ari aqeedah, Ibn Hajar likewise, Ibn Hazm was a Dhaahiree, Ibn Al-Qayyim believed the dead can hear, and many giants of Islam had major errors in aqeedah. Just saying.

      6) You yourself know if there is beneficial things on this website, if you wish you can never return here and you yourself know whether that will benefit you or not. However just let Abu Khadeejah know that many angry parents will hold him accountable on the day of judgement for his perverted comments he made years ago when he was teaching an all-girls class! (I’ll let you ask him what I mean – he knows and so does the All-Knowing)

      7) Anyways, forgive me if I have responded rudey to you in any way. May Allaah make the truth and its callers clear from those who mix the truth with falsehood. May he expose those who claim to be upon the way of the Salaf while they are far from it, whether in beliefs or mannerisms, ameen.

      May He guide us both to the truth and I sincerely pray that the truth becomes clear to you as well as all the innocent sisters who fall into the “Abu Khadeejah” trap of blind sectarianism, ameen. I noticed you did not reply to any of my previous comments, but it’s ok. Please think about each point I made sis.

      Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.

  6. I am very Thankful to Allah for the little knowledge I have.. I hope Allah continues to guide us all to the pure way.. The only way to success is going back to the original way of our pious predecessors likewise I hope Allah forgives me for speaking without knowledge… I don’t understand why you are talking about Abu khadeejah and what he did in a girls class what’s that got to do with anything.. I don’t understand the reason for slating someone’s character.. This is purely about him and the authenticity behind the knowledge he spreads.. I see some so called salafis do this and when I see this I just think question your sincerity people.. Why you even doing this.. Honestly I just want the truth and I will get there one day it’s only a matter of time.. I beleive all I need is Allah.

    • Imam Ash-Shaafi’ee once saw a man calling his horse with his hand pretending as if he had food in his hand, and then when the horse came near, the man grabbed it. When Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee saw this, he said, if he can trick animals then he is untrustworthy… Likewise if Abu Khadeejah can say flirtatious things to young innocent girls (who r a trust upon him) then same thing. Anyways, this is a minor subsidiary issue. The important thing is the credibility of one who teaches and where they studied from. You can ask abu Khadeejah for his credentials, and compare it with the real students of knowledge. Likewise knowing what critics say about people can be healthy as it leads to the truth being clear. the haqq should never upset anyone and no one should be angry or upset or divert someone to find out the truth…. Be careful sis, and this is my naseehah to you, especially when it comes to marriage with those of his ilk…. May Allaah protect you and allow you to see the truth which some people are trying so hard to cover up, ameen.

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