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What Ibn Hazm Said About The Raafidhah

Posted in Shiasm Exposed with tags , , , , , on January 25, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

When Ibn Hazm was debating with the Christians and they brought the books of the Raafidhah (the Shee’ah) to refute him, he said:

“The Raafidhah are not Muslims, their statements cannot b held against the Deen. This is a sect that came about after the death of the Prophet (saw) by about 25 years. It is a sect that is similar to the Jews and Christians in terms of disbelief and dishonesty.”


Ibn Hazm’s Advice To Students Of Knowledge: Self Admiration

Posted in Brothers Base, Knowledge, Words Of Wisdom with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Hazm said:

“Whoever is tested with self-admiration, let him think of his faults; if he admires his virtues, let him think of his bad manners and attitude. If he cannot find any, to the point that he thinks that he has no faults, then he should realise that his problem is chronic and that he is the most imperfect of men, and he has the most faults and least discernment. That is because he is feeble-minded and ignorant, and there is no fault worse than these two, because the wise man is the one who can see faults in himself and tries to overcome them, whereas the foolish man is the one who is ignorant of his own faults.

If you admire your opinions, then think of the number of times you got it wrong; remember them and do not forget them. Think of every time you expressed your opinions and it turned out to be wrong, and someone else got it right and you were mistaken.

If you admire your knowledge, then remember that it is not from yourself; rather it is a pure gift from Allaah (swt) that was given to you by your Lord, so do not respond to it in a way that angers Him, for He may cause you to forget it by means of a problem with which He may test you, which my result in you forgetting what you have learned and memorised.

If you are impressed by your brothers’ praise for you, the think of the criticism of your enemies; then your self-admiration will disperse. If you have no enemies, there is nothing good in you; there is no one whose status is lower than the one who has no enemy. It is no more than the status of the one who has no blessing from Allaah (swt) for which he is to be envied, may Allaah keep us safe and sound. If you think little of your faults, then think of them if people found out about them. Imagine people finding out about them, then you will be embarrassed and will recognise your shortcomings.”

[Al-Akhlaaq Was-Siyar, p. 71]

Was Al-Albaanee A Dhaahiree? By Sh. Mashhoor

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on January 1, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

We have heard from here and there, and it is an oft-repeated claim and renewed lie, that people describe our Shaykh, the Imaam of the era, Shaykh Al-Imaam Al-Albaanee, as being Dhaahiree and upon their Madhhab.

I said, O student of knowledge, safeguard the knowledge of the difference between Ahlul Hadeeth and Ahludh-Dhaahir. Our Shaykh in many instances within his books critiques Ibn Hazm for his Dhaahiree approach.

For example, Imaam Al-Albaanee stated in Tamaam Al-Minnah, p. 160, in regards to some issues:

“…as opposed to what Ibn Hazm cackles on about.”

Imaam Al-Albaanee also states:

“Ibn Hazm had an odd view, as is usual from him, due to his adhering onto his Dhaahiriyyah.”

In fact Shaykh Al-Albaanee authored a book on the prohibition of singing and musical instruments wherein he critiques Ibn Hazm. So it is a big mistake to make our Shaykh out to be on the Madhhab of Ibn Hazm.

[Taken from “The Madhhab Of Ahlul-Hadeeth” by Shaykh Mashhoor, p. 108]

A Final Word On The Dhaahirees

Posted in Various Other Misguided Sects/Groups Exposed with tags , , , , , on December 31, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Al-Qayyim said:

“Ahlul Dhaahir restrict the understanding of the texts, how many rulings to the text indicate yet they did not understand its indications? The reason for this error is their restriction of textual implications to merely the apparent text without taking into consideration the other textual implications…” (1)

Shaykh Mashhoor states:

“Ibn Al-Qayyim in Al-I’laam has a case study of the errors of those who become engrossed in being rigid in stopping at the wordings and the errors of those who become engrossed in the Ma’aanee (semantics and pragmatics) (2). Making sure one is between the two is very important.” (3)

He then goes on to say:

“(In conclusion) fiqh is harmony between the wording and the meaning, we neither want to broaden the meaning without any rules based on Ra’y nor do we wish to become rigid on the wordings and neglect the meanings.” (4)


(1) I’laam Al-Muwaqqi’een, vol.3

(2) See this post for more info.

(3) Taken from “The Madhhab Of Ahlul Hadeeth” by Shaykh Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan, p.102

(4) Ibid. p. 110

The Dhaahirees Approach To The Quraan & Sunnah, (Example 2), By Sh. Mashhoor

Posted in Hadith Studies, Various Other Misguided Sects/Groups Exposed with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

As we know, the Prophet (saw) forbade us from urinating in still water (Bukhaaree & Muslim). Ibn Hazm, however has some strange opinions in regards to this prohibition.

Shaykh Mashhoor states:

“Another example is when Ibn Hazm discusses the issue of urinating in still waters and then making wudhoo in this still water. He says:

“If a man does not urinate in still water yet urinates in a vessel/bucket and then pours the urine from this vessel/bucket into the still water, it is permissible to make wudhoo from this still water.(1)”

Ibn Hazm even stated:

“That which forbids making wudhoo from this still water is because the man urinated un it, but if something else urinates in the still water, it would be allowed to make wudhoo from it.”

Thus, Ibn Hazm stopped at the apparent text with rigidity and there are some very harsh words against Ibn Hazm…”

[Taken from “The Madhhab Of Ahlul Hadeeth” by Shaykh Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan, p.95]


(1) Ibn Daqîq al-‘Eed comments on this opinion by saying: “We can say with absolute certainty that their opinion is false. There is no difference between the two scenarios since the urine ends up in the water in any event. The reason for the prohibition is simply to avoid the contamination of water by impurities. This is not a matter of speculation. This is plainly evident.” [Al-Ihkaam (1/24)]

For further reading on this fiqh topic, refer to this article.

The Dhaahirees Approach To The Quraan & Sunnah, (Example 1), By Sh. Mashhoor

Posted in Knowledge, Various Other Misguided Sects/Groups Exposed with tags , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

In (fiqh) issues Ahludh-Dhaahir (i.e, the Literalists) take from the apparent text and overlook the Ma’aanee (semantics and pragmatics). According to the Dhahirees the Sharee’ah is not Mu’allalah (in need of further clarity) and for this reason the Muhaqqiqoon spoke about them with severe words.

[An example of their understanding]

For example, regarding Allaah’s saying:

…and do not say ‘uff’ to them (your parents),” [17:23]

Ibn Hazm says in his book As-Saadi’:

“None of the Arabs understood that the word ‘uff’ expresses killing and beating, and if just this ayah has arrived then all that would be haraam is to only say ‘uff’.”

Ibn Hazm is saying that beating the parents has not been mentioned, only to say ‘uff’ to them, hereby overlooking the Ma’aanee (semantics and pragmatics).

[Adh-Dhahabee’s response to such a claim]

Adh-Dhahabee stated:

“I said; what is this (which has been stated by Ibn Hazm)?! Due to this rigidity and its like, you (Ibn Hazm) have made a way against your own honor. You have attached yourself to odd things, it should be said to you: “no one from the Arabs, Nabateans or intelligent people has ever understood the prohibition in the statement of ‘uff’ to the parents except that they realise that whatever is worse than saying ‘uff’ (such as beating the parents for example) takes precedence in also being prohibited.” Does a sound sense understand anything but this?

This is out of bringing attention to the higher prohibition (i.e, beating) via referring to the lower prohibition (saying ‘uff’ to the parents). This is what the Arabic language maintains (1), and even in fact the non-Arab languages, the Turkish language, the Nabatean language and all forms of verbal communication.” (2)

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Fiqh-Us-Sunnah Notes, Janaa’iz (Funerals), Ch. 7: Washing A Dead Body

Posted in Fiqh-Us-Sunnah Classes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Fiqh-Us-Sunnah, Volume 4, Janaa’iz (Funerals)

CHAPTER 7: Washing A Dead Body

{{NOTE: Please note that all my notes from my study circle/class are between these double-curly brackets in italic. }}

CHAPTER 7a: Washing A Dead Body

{{NOTE: The following is needed when washing the deceased:

a) Scissors

b) Gloves

c) Sponge

d) Non-alcoholic perfume

e) Warm water

f) Bucket

g) Soap/shampoo

h) Cotton wool (whenever needed)

i) Assistance (at least one)

j) Three Towels

– One for covering the deceased’s awrah
– One before doing the last ghusl with perfume
– One for whole body drying

k) 3 White sheets – approx. 2.5m by 75cm

l) Four straps to tie the kafan


The entire body must be washed with water, at least once {{NOTE: Not once, it is a sunnah to wash it at least thrice. If you want to do it more than that, you can wash it 3 or 5 or 7 times, as per necessity (B1254).}}, regardless of whether the deceased is a male and needed a ritual bath {{NOTE: Janaabah}}, or a female who was menstruating at the time (of her death). It is recommended {{NOTE: No proof to say it is recommended.}} that the body be placed on an elevated surface i.e., a table or a board {{NOTE: Again, there is no proof from a hadeeth for this, because here you could basically go on forever, i.e., it’s recommended to switch the light of the room on, to know what you’re doing, to not take your time etc. An elevated surface is for the person (who is washing) to decide for himself, for example, he may have a back problem. }}. It then should be stripped of clothes {{NOTE: Wherever it is possible. I.e., not if his clothes are burnt onto his skin}}, but his ‘awra (private parts) should be covered {{NOTE: Except for husband and wife or when it is a small child.}} {{NOTE: Only the Prophet (saw) was washed with his clothes on (order from Allaah).}}. (Ash-Shafi’i says that it is better to wash the body of the deceased wearing a shirt, if it is thin enough to let water reach the body. The Prophet, peace be upon him, was washed this way, but it was done only in his case. The common practice has been to cover the ‘awra and wash the body) At the washing, only people whose presence is needed may stay.

The washer, male or female {{NOTE: Men wash the men and women wash the women. The only exception, as said above, is when a husband washes his wife and when a wife washes her husband, and also a woman washing a small boy (is an exception to the rule)}}, must be a trustworthy and pious person who will not broadcast what he or she might see except what is good.

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