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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]

Who Are The Saved Sect? Are They The Majority?

Posted in Biddah / Innovation, Methodology Of The Salaf, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Describing the saved sect, the Messenger of Allaah gave different descriptions on different occasions. He (saw) mentioned them as:

(a) “What I and my companions are upon today” [At-Tirmidhee 2792]

(b) “The Jamaa’ah

(c) “As-Suwaad Al-A’dham (the main body)“.

The main body‘ here does not rerfer to the great majority of people in every age and era, rather this is specific for the era of the Companions and the Taabi’een (those whome the messenger of Allaah praised).

And furthermore, that person is from the Jama’ah who agrees and conmforms to the truth, even if he is alone:

Ibn Mas’ood (d. 32H) said,

“The jamaa’ah is whatever agrees with the truth – even if you are alone.”

[Reported in Taareekh Dimashq with an authentic chain of narration]

Ishaaq Ibn Raahawaih (d. 238H), the teacher of Imaam Bukhaaree, said:

“If you were to ask the ignorant people about the ‘Main Body’ they would say, ‘The majority of people.‘ they do not know that the jamaa’ah is the scholar who clings to the narrations from the Prophet (saw) and his way.

So whoever is with the him (the scholar) and follows him, then he is the Jama’ah.”

[Aboo Nu’aym in Hilyatul Awliyaah]

And lastly, as Sufyaan Ath-Thawree mentioned:

“If a scholar is on top of a mountain, then he is the Jamaa’ah.”