Who Should A Student Of Knowledge Befriend

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , on February 1, 2017 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Jamaa’ah said:

“The student of knowledge should not mix except with either those he can benefit, or can benefit from. And if he is offered the friendship of one who will waste his time with him, will not benefit him, will not benefit from him, and will not assist him in reaching his objective, he should politely end the relationship from the start before it progresses to something deeper, as when something becomes established, it becomes more difficult to change it. There is a phrase that is constantly on the tongues of the Fuqahaa’, “Repelling something is easier than removing it.

So, if he requires someone to befriend, let that person be righteous, religious, pious, wary, intelligent, full of benefit, having little evil, good at complying, rarely conflicting, reminding him if he forgets, cooperating with him when he is reminded, helpful if he is in need, and comforting if he is in distress.”

[Tadhkirat As-Saami’ Wal-Mutakallim, p. 83]

Muslim Prisoners Of War

Posted in Brothers Base with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2017 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Hajar Al-Haythami said:

“If the enemy captures a single Muslim, it becomes wajib (obligatory) on everyone who has the ability to rush to their rescue (even without seeking anyone’s permission). It is apparent that it is compulsory on everyone, similar to the situation where the enemy invades our land. Moreover saving our brothers is of a higher priority, as the sanctity of a Muslim is greater (than the sanctity of a State).”

[Tuhfah Al-Muhtaj, 9/237]

The Status Of Repelling The Enemy

Posted in Brothers Base, Miscellaneous with tags , , , on January 10, 2017 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Taymiyyah said:

“As for the occupying enemy who is spoiling the religion and the world, there is nothing more compulsory after faith (Iman) than repelling him.”

[Fataawaa Al-Kubraa, 4/520]

One Adhān For Jumu’ah Prayer

Posted in Biddah / Innovation, Ibaadah - Salaah with tags , , , , , , on January 1, 2017 by TheAuthenticBase

1) During the time of the Prophet (saw), Abu Bakr and ‘Umar, there was only one Adhān for the Jumu’ah prayer. [Refer to Sahīh Al-Bukhārī 2/393 and Al-Umm of Imām Ash-Shāfi’ī 1/224]

2) During the time of ‘Uthmān, he ordered a prior Adhān to be said in the middle of the market, not inside the masjid. Hence the Sunnah of ‘Uthmān was to call it in the market so that it could serve a benefit. [As stated by Ash-Shātibī and others. Refer to Al-I’tisām 2/146 and Al-Ajwiban Nāfi’ah p.14]

3) He done this due to the increase in the number of Muslims and the expansion of the city dwellers to the furthest point of the city. [Narrated by Abd Ibn Humayd, Ibn Al-Munthir, and Ibn Marduyūh. Refer to Umdat Al-Qārī 3/233, Tabarānī, Tafsīr Al-Qurtubī 18/100, Fath Al-Bāri 2/395 and Tahmīd of Ibn ‘Abdil Barr 10/247]

4) The reasons which prompted ‘Uthmān to do this are no longer present as loud speakers cause people to easily hear the Adhān and there is not one mosque which all the people from the outskirts of the city attend.

5) Accordingly, the prior Adhān has no practical benefit now so one should return to the original state of affairs which the Prophet (saw) and the first two Caliphs were upon.

6) Due to the non-practical benefit of this method, ‘Ali Ibn Abī Tālib went back to the original state and cancelled out this prior Adhān during his Caliphate. [Tafsīr Al-Qurtubī 18/100]

In conclusion, those who still claim to follow ‘Uthmān should follow him as he done the deed and do the prior Adhān in the middle of the market so it can be of benefit. As the reasons no longer hold weight, one should return to the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw) as ‘Alī Ibn Abī Tālib done.

The Obligation Of Attending The Congregational Prayer In The Mosque

Posted in Ibaadah - Salaah with tags , , , , on December 20, 2016 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Al-Qayyim said:

“Reflecting on the Sunnah deeply, one could realise that it is an obligation on a Muslim man to perform the congregational Salāh in the mosque unless there is an incidental cause that deters one from doing so. Both abandoning the mosque and the congregational Salāh – with no Islāmic reason – have the same ruling and hence the meanings in the ahādīth could be easily joined.

When the Prophet (saw) died and the bad news reached the people of Makkah, Suhayl Ibn ‘Amr delivered a speech and gave safety to Attāb Ibn Usayd, who was the Prophet’s deputy in Makkah and who concealed himself from the people of Makkah out of fear.

The people of Makkah remained on their Islām. Then Attāb delivered his speech saying, “O people of Makkah, by Allāh whoever abandons attending the mosque and doing Salāh with the congregation, I will cut off his head.
The Prophet’s companions admired Attāb’s words which raised his rank in their eyes.”

[As-Salāh Wa Hukmu Tārīkhuhā, p.137]

Using One’s Left Hand For Siwāk

Posted in Adab (Manners), Miscellaneous with tags , , , , on December 10, 2016 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Taymiyyah said:

“One should use his left hand when using the siwāk. This is Imām Ahmad’s view as reported by Mansūr Al-Kawsaj in his Masā’il. None of the Imāms held an opposite opinion – as far as I know – for using the siwāk is a way of cleaning oneself just like blowing the nose, cleaning oneself from najāsah and the like; all such acts must be done using one’s left hand.”

[Majmū’ Al-Fatāwā, 21/108]

Behind Every Successful Man Is A Mother

Posted in Parenting, Sisters Base on December 1, 2016 by TheAuthenticBase

Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam said:

“Mothers play a great role in building a generation. The better a mother is at raising her children, the more successfully the Ummah is built and the more successful it is at producing heroes. You hardly ever see a great man except that a great woman is behind him who left some of her traits in his personality by way of the milk from which he was fed and the warm embrace in which he sought refuge.

Most men find it hard to remove these shining images from their minds that they retain of their mothers. These outstanding images that ran through his veins from a young age remain engraved in his mind, and he cannot help but to remember them with veneration and pride. He recalls the simple, clear words that his mother left his spirit with, and these words grow to become milestones in his path and guiding lights on his quest.

He cannot help but to place himself under the vast shade that his mother provided for him throughout the long course of his life, nurtured by the pleasant emotions and mixed with the eternal days of his life. These realities grow in his spirit and become an inseparable part of his personality that he cannot let go of without letting go of his humanity.”

[Majallat Al-Jihaad #36]