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The Causes Behind Ahlul Ra’y Coming To Surface

Posted in Hadith Studies with tags , , , on September 20, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Shaykh Mashhoor stated:

“New things and circumstances emerged which led to the fissure between the madhhab of Ahlul Hadeeth and the madhhab of the jurists.

We said in Madeenah for example there remained inherited actions which were present during the time of the revelation, contrary to what was present in al-‘Iraaq wherein there was no inherited action.

‘Iraaq was conquered during the time of ‘Umar and therein people found things which were distant from the revelation and it was difficult to find a text which concurred with their dealings, customs and mustajadaat (acquisitions), thus Ra’y (opinion) overcame those lands.”

The shaykh says elsewhere in his book:

“Those who carry the Sharee’ah are of two types: Ahl Ar-Riwaayah and Ahl Ad-Diraayah, the former are the muhaddithoon (scholars of hadeeth) while the latter refers to the jurists (scholars of fiqh).

In the first and second generations, both Ahl Ar-Riwaayah and Ahl Ad-Diraayah were combined, and we mentioned that the view to follow Ra’y (opinion) and rulings on a newly important issue was well-known among Ahl Al-Hijaaz and Koofah.

However, the people of Koofah and ‘Iraaq inherited strange new matters as opposed to the people of Madeenah, hence there was juridical vastness in ‘Iraaq and this did not occur in Madeenah due to their lack of a need for that there.

Then later, this became a manhaj which they (the people of ‘Iraaq) adhered to especially after the Mu’tazilah mixed with Al Ar-Ra’y (the people of opinion), as most of the Mu’tazilah are Hanafee in their fiqh madhhan of the subsidiary matters.”

[Taken from “The Madhhab Of Ahlul Hadeeth” by Shaykh Mashhoor, p. 38]


Indulging In Hypothetical Fiqh Issues, By Shaykh Mashhoor

Posted in Hadith Studies, Methodology Of The Salaf with tags , , , , , , , on August 20, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Shaykh Mashhoor states:

“Ahlul Hadeeth dislike doubts and hypothetical issues and matters which have not yet occurred… The Madhhab of Ahlul Hadeeth is to worship Allaah, not a Madhhab of imaginary issues which is closer to philosophy.

It is relayed from Zayd Ibn Thaabit, Mu’aadh Ibn Jabal and other Companions that if they were asked about issues which had not yet occurred, they would respond saying: “Leave the issue until it actually happens.

This was due to their dislike of Ra’y and Qiyaas. There is no need for doubtful matters, hypothetical scenarios and imaginary circumstances and possibilities.

For example, look at the Hawaashee (marginal notes) of some Shaafi’ee jurists to Tuhfatul Muhtaaj, for they mention possibilities which are impossible to arise! To the extent that I even found in some marginal notes to Tuhfatul Muhtaaj wherein they say:

“If a man’s penis is split into different parts and a part of it commits unlawful sexual intercourse, and another part did not and another part did something else – what should be the Hadd punishment of the man?”

What is this?! All of this is imaginary which is impossible to actually occur!

The Madhhab of Ahlul Hadeeth is that they dislike indulging in Ra’y and they seek knowledge for practical intents as a methodology in life with which to worship Allaah.”

[Taken from “The Madhhab Of Ahlul Hadeeth” p.78]

Breaking Peace Treaties Is Not From Islaam, By Sh. Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Shaykh Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan said:

“Based upon this it becomes clear to us the accuracy of what has been acknoledged by the scholars of our era in regards to the prohibition of wreaking havoc, hijacking airplanes and killing non-Muslims in their lands which is commited by some young Muslims who enter those lands with Amaan (safe-passage and security), in the form of entry-visas (1).

For this is an example of betrayal and treachery, the prohibition is intensified when it is ascribed to the sharee’ah and considered as being from ‘jihaad’, as they claim!”

[Kitaab Al-Injaad Fee Abwaab Al-Jihaad, 1/63-81]

(1) Just to add, Muslims should not be deceived into thinking that 9/11 and 7/7 were acts carried out by Muslims. There is no concrete proof to say 9/11 was carried out by Muslims, nor is there any solid proof to say 7/7 was carried out by Muslims. Please see comments below.

The Saved Sect: Between Ahlur-Ra’y (People Of Opinion) And Ahludh-Dhaahir (The Literalists)

Posted in Methodology Of The Salaf with tags , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Shaykh Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan states:

“Imam Ash-Shhatibee in his Al-Muwaafaqaat (5/229-230) has some very important words… wherein he clarifies the boundary of who is a Dhaahiree and notes that it applies to whoever rigidly holds to the apparent text and overlooks anything else. While the person of Ra’y (opinion) rigidly adheres to this and begins to sideline acting in accordance with the texts.

Ahul Hadeeth are balanced in between the two factions.

Ahlur-Ra’y memorised principles and sidelined acting in accordance with the texts and in fact did not even occupy themselves at all in studying the books of hadeeth and riwaayah, and merely delved into subsidiary issues based on statements of scholars and made this an Usool (principle)… The views of the ‘Ulamaa also need those who can relay them back to the sources (1).

For this reason within Muslim history there have been those who have a pure fiqh approach wherein they delve into subsidiary issues and distance themselves from the revelation itself.

While Ahludh-Dhaahir became rigid vis-a-vis the wordings, thus the truth is median between the two factions…” (2)


(1) Refer to this article for more info: “Authenticating Statements/Opinions Of The Four Imaams“.

(2) Taken from “The Madhhab Of Ahlul Hadeeth” by Shaykh Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan, Pp.95-96

Wiping Ones Eyes With Ones Thumbs On Hearing The Prophet’s Name Is Proofless, By Sh. Mashhoor

Posted in Biddah / Innovation, Ibaadah - Salaah with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Wiping one’s eyes- while the ’Athān is being recited with one’s thumbs (is an innovation).

In his “Mūjibāt Ar-Rahmah Wa ‘Azā’im Al-Magfirah”, Abul ‘Abbās Ahmad Ibn Abī Bakr Ar-Raddād Al-Yamānī -a soofi- related through a chain of narrators full of unknown narrators besides being a disconnected one, from Al-Khadir to have said:

‘Whoever says: “Welcome my beloved one Muhammad Ibn Abdillāh”, then kisses his two thumbs and then wipes his eyes with them when the Mu’aththin says, “Ashhadu Anna Muhammadan Rasūlullāh”, will never suffer of ophthalmia.’

Having narrated this hadīth -and another one similar to it, Ash-Sakhawi said:

‘All of these Ahādīth are not authentically traced back to the prophet (saw)’.(1)

May Allāh (swt) guide us and all Muslims to do that which pleases Him of good deeds. ’Āmin.


(1) “As-Silsilah Ad-Da‘īfah” (no. 73). Commenting on “Mirqātul Falāh” and after relating this hadīth from “Al- Firdaws”, At-Tahtāwī said:

‘This was narrated from Al-Khadr and should be applied for it concerns good deeds”.

At-Tahtāwīs’s opinion is proofless for the ‘Ulamah of hadīth judged this hadīth forged. In addition to that, Shaikhul Islām said in “Minhājus Sunnah” (vol. 3 / p. 17): ‘The book “Al-Firdaws” is full of many forged ahādīth’.

[Taken from “The Clarified Ruling Of Mistakes Done In Salaah”, By Shaykh Mashhor, Pp. 173-174]

Tucking Up Clothes In Salaah, By Shaykh Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan

Posted in Ibaadah - Salaah with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Some muslims tuck up their clothes before they begin their Salaat which is something forbidden.

Ibn’Abbaas related, ‘the prophet (saw) said: ‘I was ordered to prostrate on seven bones, was forbidden to tuck up my clothes and to collect my hair in Salaat’.(1)

Ibn Khuzaimah dedicated a chapter of his book “The Saheeh” for this issue and titled it with “Tucking up clothes in Salaat”.(2)

An-Nawawee said: ‘The ‘Ulamah agreed that it is a forbidden act to tuck up clothes, roll up sleeves or the like in Salaat’.(3)

Imaam Maalik said -concerning rolling up sleeves, then performing Salaat in such a state: ‘If one did this act while working then started his Salaat in such a state, it is all right but if he did it intentionally for doing Salaat or during it then there is no good in it’.(4)

In my opinion, the prohibition mentioned in the hadeeth is a general one whether one tucks up his clothes or collects his hair before or during doing Salaat.

An-Nawawee said: ‘Tucking up clothes or collecting hair is something detested. If one does Salaat in such a state, he has done something bad but his Salaat is correct and valid. Aboo Ja’far, Muhammad Ibn Jareer At-Tabaree held this opinion and related the ‘Ulamah’s unanimous agreement on it. Ibn Al-Munthir related from Al-Hasan Al-Basri that if one does such an act and then performed Salaat, he should repeat it’.(5)

Then he continued saying: ‘Al-Jumhoor’s opinion is that this prohibition is a general one whether it is done intentionally for Salaat or before it’. Ad-Daawoody, however, said: ‘The prohibition is addressed to those who do this act intentionally for Salaat. The sounder opinion is the first one, which was held by the Sahāba and others’.(6)


(1) Narrated by Muslim in the Book of Salāt, chapter: The organs of prostration and the
prohibition of tucking up clothes and gathering hair in Salāt, (vol. 1 / p. 354) (no. 490), An-Nasā’ī in the book of Salāt, chapter: The prohibition of tucking up hair in prostration, (vol. 2 / p. 215), Ibn Mājah in the book of doing Salāt, chapter: Tucking up clothes and gathering hair in Salāt, (vol. 1 / p. 331) (no. 1040), Ibn Khuzaimah in the Book of Salāt, chapter: The prohibition of tucking up clothes in Salāt (vol.1 / p. 383) (no. 782). I mentioned the first part of the hadīth’s narrations when editing “Man Wāfaqat Kunyatuhu Kunyata Zawjihi Mina As-Sahābah” by Ibn Hayawayh.

(2) “Sahīh Ibn khuzaimah” (vol. 1 / p. 383).

(3) “Sharh Sahīh Muslim” (vol. 4 / p. 209).

(4) “Al-Mudawwanah Al-Kubrā” (vol. 1 / p. 96).

(5) Sharh Sahīh Muslim (vol. 4 / p. 209).

(6) The previous reference.

[Taken from “The Clarified Ruling Of Mistakes Done In Salaah”, By Shaykh Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan, Pp. 39-40]

In Islaam There Are Only Two Eids: Eidul Fitr And Eidul Adhaa. By Sh. Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan

Posted in Biddah / Innovation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Regretfully, muslims these days celebrate many Eids [festivals] some are temporal others are spatial. Examples on the former are the following: the prophet’s (saw) birthday, the Day of Ascent, the night preceding the fifteenth of Sha‘baan, the righteous birthdays, the day of accention to the throne which is adopted from the Persian New Year’s Day, the Revolution day against a king or so which is similar to the festival done by the westerners, the evacuation day (of foreign troops), the day of Independence and other such false Eids(1) that Allaah (swt) never permits.

As for the spacial festivals; they were invented by the ignorants such as: gathering in cemeteries, visiting graves so often or on special occasions – as what happens near the so called Badawee grave in Egypt and the so called Al-Husain grave in Karbulaa’ and the so called Abdil Qaadir Al-Jeelaanee, in Bagdaad.

These three places were made places of celebration by those who have no sense of understanding, imitating the pure muslims’ gathering around the Ka‘bah, on ‘Arafaat, Muzdalifah and Minaa on the days of Hajj.

The aforementioned graves are only few to mention for the purpose here is not to name them but to warn [muslims] against imitating the disbelievers in their temporal and special “Eids”.(2)


(1) In some muslim countries, muslims celebrate many festivals which Allāh () did not permit -not to mention disbelieving countries. For example, statistics show that muslims in India celebrate nearly (144) festivals annually. Indeed, there is no power nor might but with Allāh ().

(2) “Al-Īdāhu Wat Tabyīn Limā waqa‘a Fīhil Aktharūn Min Mushābhatil Mushrikīn” (pp. 54-5).

See also: “Al-Amru Bi Ittibā‘ Wan Nahyu ‘Anil Ibtidā‘” (pp. 119-…), “Iqtidā’us Sirātil Mustaqīm” (p. 316) and “A‘yādul Islām” (pp. 8-…) by Sulaimān Ali Al- Ja‘barī.

[Taken from ‘The Clarifies Ruling Of Mistakes Done In Salaah’ By Shaykh Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan, p.388]