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The State Of A Believer And A Hypocrite

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

[The Believer]

“And the believer – subhaanAllaah, glory be to You, O Lord – is liked by everyone no matter what. Why?

The believer isn’t fake. There is nothing you can hold against him. What he does in secret is what he does openly. There aren’t secret acts and public acts. He doesn’t have a personality in secret and a different one in public. They are both the same. So, if you were to peek into his life when he’s alone, you would find him even better than he is in public. If you were to see him at home at night, you would find him either praying, sleeping, eating suhoor, or reciting the Quraan. There is nothing you can hold against him. There is no girl he has snuck in to commit indecent acts with, nor does he have stolen money that he is counting.

His outer condition is like his inner condition. In fact, his inner condition is even better than his outer, and the early Muslims would say, “O Allaah, make our inner condition better than our outer condition, and make our outer condition good.” There is nothing you can hold against him. He has inner confidence, is sure of himself, and is relaxed.

[The Hypocrite]

As for the hypocrite, he fears that everyone will discover his faults and that they are privy to his sins. This is why it’s as if the suspicious person wants to tell people, “Take me away. Take me away.” Why? He is filled with faults, and he suspects that this person knows of them, that person found out, etc. So his whole life is full of anxiety and constriction.”

[Fee Dhilaal Soorah At-Tawbah, by Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam, p.489]

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Words of Sh. ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam Regarding “Fee Dhilaal Al-Quraan”

Posted in Miscellaneous, Qur'an with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

“Whoever wishes to understand it (the Quraan) clearly as it is, as if he is receiving the Quraan as it was revealed, and to take part in the battle that it is fighting – the battle that it fought the first time around – he must read “Fee Dhilaal Al-Quraan” (by Sayyid Qutb). Whoever does not read Sayyid Qutb’s tafseer in Fee Dhilaal Al-Quraan will not be able to grasp the depths of this battle, for many reasons.

From them is the fact that the man who wrote this book was relaying to the people these events from the midst of the conflict, and from the depths of the battlefield. He wrote these words while he was watching the hangman’s noose being tightened in front of his eyes. So, he wrote them while he was free of all fears, and free of all the burdens of the dunyaa – no wife, no job, no children, no connection to the burdens that pull one to this earth.

He wrote them while he was bidding the dunyaa farewell, and everyone who reads the tafseer of Al-Baqarah, Aal ‘Imraan, An-Nisaa, Al-Maa’idah, Al-A’raaf and walks with them – in the second printing onwards – will realize that the one who wrote these words is not from the people of this world. Rather, he is bidding this world farewell with these words, and is giving it a departure wave with these words.

Because of this, many people read books, read explanations of the Quraan, read the words of Ibn Katheer, At-Tabaree, and other than them, and they are never able – and I am saying this to you as a professor of Sharee’ah, and I know more than you, and I understand this issue more than you do – they are unable to understand the Quraan as it was revealed, nor are they able to partake in the battle for which Allaah revealed it; not just in the era of the Messenger of Allaah (saw), but in every era, and in every place.

This Quraan is the Book of Allaah that was revealed to fight a battle against the enemies of Allaah, “… and strive against them with it a great struggle…” [25:52]

And it is a must for the people to understand the Book of Allaah, why it was revealed, and with whom these texts are dealing with. And some people think that these texts fought a battle, played their role, and that it is no longer possible to utilize this way of looking at things, or to move forward with these rules to fight the battle of today, which is as if it were the same battle that was fought by the Messenger of Allaah (saw).

So, I advise you and myself to read “Fee Dhilaal Al-Quraan”.

[At-Tarbiyyah Al-Jihaadiyyah Wal-Bina, by Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam, 3/6-7]

What Sh. ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam Said About Sh. Al-Albaani

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on December 5, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

“I ask Allaah to bless his life, and may Allaah allow us to benefit from his knowledge – in truth, and in confirming that which is true and admitting that which is good, I am of those who studies at the hands of the shaykh, and I benefited greatly from him in the areas of ‘aqeedah and researching texts – the authentic texts.

Because of this, I shudder whenever I come across a weak hadeeth, as there is no way that I can place a weak hadeeth in any of my books. I cannot stand to do this. SubhaanAllaah, I took from him – may Allaah reward him – even if I differ from him in many of the fiqh opinions that he held. I do not agree with most of his fiqh opinion, as he held many strange positions. However, in terms of hadeeth, then I do not think that there is a single man on this earth who is more knowledgeable in hadeeth than him – our Shaykh, Shaykh Al-Albaani. Likewise, maashaaAllaah on his ‘aqeedah…

And we add to this that he never befriended or compromised with the tawagheet, nor did he sell out on his religion, nor did he sell the verses of Allaah for a small price. Yes we differ with him in some of his opinions, and I do not accept many of his fiqh opinions. As for hadeeth, then if he tells me that this hadeeth is authentic, then I do not question it, yes. In truth, he is a muhaddith; the most well-known living muhaddith that we know of today, and Allaah knows best. However, this is not the reason that we love him or take from his knowledge of hadeeth.

This book of his – Saheeh Al-Jaami’ – does not leave my side most of the time; whether I am travelling or at home. I have a copy in my house, and I have a copy here (in the training camp). Saheeh Al-Jaami’ As-Sagheer is basically a mini-manual of hadeeth. I am saying that it is of the best books after the Book of Allaah (swt). Any hadeeth that might come to mind, you can open up this book and see if it is authentic or not.”

[Fee Dhilaal Al-Soorah At-Tawbah, by Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam, p.177]

The Scale of Good and Bad Deeds

Posted in Brothers Base, Killing The Fitna, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on October 2, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam said:

“And Ibn Al-Qayyim confirmed a principle saying that the human being, if his righteous deeds and benefit in the society are a lot, then he is forgiven for things that others might not be forgiven for, and mistakes of his may be overlooked that would not be overlooked for others, because the Messenger of Allaah said, “If water reaches two qullahs (measuring unit), then it will not become impure by impurity.” So a large volume of water, if some small impurity falls into it, does not have its purity affected, and it can still be used for ablution and bathing. Likewise, the human being, if his good deeds are many, then one turns a blind eye to some of his bad deeds that are drowned in his ocean of good deeds.

Because of this, when ‘Umar was bursting with fury at Hatib Ibn Abee Balta’ah, the one who carried out the great crime of treason – the crime of spying on the Islamic state and sending secret messages to Quraysh – and said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah (saw), let me strike his neck, as he has become a hypocrite,’ the Messenger of Allaah took the opportunity to teach them this basic principle by way of real-life experience, saying, ‘And how do you know, ‘Umar? He took part in the battle of Badr, and it might be that Allaah looked at the participants of Badr and said, ‘Do what you wish, as I have forgiven you.’ ”

[At-Tarbiyyah Al-Jihaadiyyah Wal-Bina, 2/79]

The Importance of Acting Upon Knowledge

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , , , on September 17, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

“The Lord of Honor would reveal the Quraan one, two, or three verses at a time and would require them to act upon those verses. The Companions of the Messenger of Allaah would take one, two, or three verses – never more than ten at a time – and then go act on them. They would then come back, learn some more, and go act on what they learned. As Ibn Mas’ood said, “We learned knowledge and action with the Quraan.”

Therefore, it is very dangerous for you to have a lot of knowledge while having only a modest level of action. The one who hears you thinks to himself “MaashaaAllaah!” He hears you talking about this verse from the Quraan, this hadeeth, the hadeeth being authentic, the hadeeth being weak, ‘aqeedah, Islamic history, the khulafaa’, ‘Umar said this, Abu Bakr said that – may Allaah be pleased with them all. However, you are ten centimeters when it comes to action, and when it comes to knowledge you are over three meters. There is no balance! This is a disease.

Having a lot of knowledge without action is a disease just like having a lot of action without knowledge.”

[At-Tarbiyyah Al-Jihaadiyyah Wal-Bina, by Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam, 3/182-183]

Studying in The West

Posted in Brothers Base, Killing The Fitna, Sisters Base with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam said:

“I declare it forbidden for the youth to study in the West, except if they are married. Hear it from me; it is forbidden for a youth to study in the west, unless he is married. Relay on my behalf, even if it is one fatwa: it is not allowed, not allowed, not allowed. How can one protect himself? It is impossible to protect oneself, except through marriage.

It is impossible, impossible, impossible for the unmarried person to live there, unless he is abnormal. If he is abnormal, then he might be able to live there. As for the normal human being, then how my brother? Sex is available like water, and it is allowed, according to the law, in the street, everywhere!”

[Fee Dhilaal Soorah At-Tawbah, p.12]