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How Az-Zubayr Used To Name His Children

Posted in Brothers Base, Methodology Of The Salaf, Miscellaneous, Parenting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

Due to Az-Zubayr’s deep love of martyrdom, he named his sons after martyred Companions.

Hishaam Ibn ‘Urwah narrated that his father said that Az-Zubayr said:

Talhah named his sons after Prophets when he learned that there would be no Prophet after Muhammad (saw). But I named my children after martyrs, in the hope that they will attain martyrdom:

Abdullah after Abdullah Ibn Jahsh, Al-Mundhir after Al-Mundhir Ibn ‘Amr, ‘Urwah after ‘Urwah Ibn Mas’ood, Hamzah after Hamzah, Ja’far after Ja’far Ibn Abee Taalib, Mus’ab after Mus’ab Ibn ‘Umayr, ‘Ubaydah after ‘Ubaydah ibn al-Haarith, Khaalid after Khaalid Ibn Sa’eed and ‘Amr after ‘Amr Ibn Sa’eed Ibn Al-‘Aas, who was killed at Yarmook.

[At-Tabaqaat, 3/101]

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The Inheritance Of The Prophets, By Ibn Al-Qayyim

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

The Prophet (saw) said:

“… Indeed the scholars are the inheritors of the prophets, for the prophets do not leave behind a deenaar or a dirham for inheritance, but rather they leave behind knowledge. So whoever takes hold of it has acquired a large share (of inheritance).” [Ahmad, Aboo Daawood and others]

Ibn Al-Qayyim said concerning this hadeeth:

“This is from the greatest virtues of the scholars, since the Prophets are the best of Allaah’s creation. So this means that their inheritors are the best of creation after them. (This is proven by the fact that) everyone that leaves behind inheritance has his property transfered over to his heirs, since they are the ones who will take his place after him. There is no one that will take the place of the messengers, in spreading what they were sent with after them, except the scholars. Therefore they are the ones who have the most right to receive their inheritance.

This indicates that the scholars are the closest people to the prophets, since inheritance is only passed down to those closest to the one leaving behind inheritance. So just as this is established when talking about monetary inheritance, likewise it applies to the prophetic inheritance…

[Additional benefit From The Hadeeth]

This hadeeth also contains guidance for the Ummah to obey them, respect them, have esteem for them, and honor them, since they are inheritors and successors of those who possess these rights over the Ummah (i.e. the prophets).

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The Bible And Polygamy

Posted in Dawah Toolkit with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

There are a number of examples of polygamous marriages among the Prophets recorded in the Torah.

According to Father Eugene Hillman:

“Nowhere in the New Testament is there any explicit commandment that marriage should be monogamous or any explicit commandment forbidding polygamy.” [Polygamy Reconsidered, p.140]

Below are examples of polygamous marriages in the Bible:

Prophet Abraham had two wives:

“So after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her maid, and gave her to Abram her husband as a wife.” [Genesis 16:13]

Prophet David is likewise said to have been polygamous:

“And David dwelt with Achish at Gat, he and his men, every man with his household, and David with his two wives, Ahin’o-am of Jezreel, and Abigail of Carmel, Nabal’s widow.” [1st Samuel 27:3 ]

Solomon is said to have had:

“… seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines.” [1st Kings 11:3]

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Even The Prophets Feared Falling Into Shirk!

Posted in Tawheed/Shirk with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Allaamah ‘Alee Suwaydee Ash-Shaafi’ee says, after mentioning the du’aa the Prophet (saw) used to do in asking refuge from Allaah against falling into shirk:

“The Khaleel of Allaah Ibraaheem (as), said:

…and keep me and my sons away from worshipping idols.” [14:35]

Although his children were Prophets and Messengers! So if this was the last of the Prophets and this was how the Friend of the Lord of the Worlds was, that they both sought refuge from shirk and sought liberation with Allaah from it, and they both feared falling into it, and they were the best of the Messengers of Allaah, so what about others whoever they may be!?”

[Stated by Allaamah ‘Alee Suwaydee Ash-Shaafi’ee in Al-‘Iqd Uth-Thameen, Pp. 119-120]

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.

Footnotes:

(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]

Who Is better, Prophet Muhammad Or Prophet Yunus?

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

The Prophet mentioned in a saheeh hadith

…Whoever says, I am better than (Prophet) Yunus ibn Matta has lied.” [Ibn Maajah]

Our noble Shaykh of Madeenah ‘Abdul Muhsin al-‘Abbaad said explaining this:

What is known is that the Prophet is the best of creation and the scholars explain this hadith in different ways. Some say the word “I” does not mean the Prophet himself, but rather any other slave, (meaning if a muslim was to say I am better than Yunus) this is because a person might read the story of Yunus and think bad of him (which is not  allowed).

Another explanation is that this was said by the Prophet before he  truly knew his high-ranking, or that it is out of humbleness and to defend his fellow Prophet.

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Adultery, Incest And Nakedness Of The Prophets In The Bible! By Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Dimashki

Posted in Dawah Toolkit with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Adultery, Incest And Nakedness Of The Prophets In The Bible!

Prophets butt naked !

[Gen 9:21] Noah drank of the wine, and became drunk, and lay uncovered in his tent. and Ham [his son] saw the NAKEDNESS of his father.

[1 Sam. 19:23] And the spirit of God came upon Saul.. And he too STRIPPED OFF HIS CLOTHES, and he too prophesied before Samuel and lay NAKED all the day and all the night.

[2 Sam. 6:20] David DANCES NAKED before the people and before the Lord.

[Exo. 15:20] And so his sister Mariam the Prophetess dances, she took a tremble and dances with the women.

Fornicators !

[Judg. 14:19] And the spirit of God came upon Samson, he killed thirty men.

[Judg. 15:5] And he burned up the shocks and the standing grain as well as the olive orchards…

[Judg. 16:1] And he went to Gaza, and there he saw a HARLOT, and he went into her.

Lot’s daughters commit incest with him !

[Gen. 19:30] Lot went up out of Zo’ar and dwelt in the hills with his two daughters. And the first-born said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come to us after the manner of all the earth. COME LET US MAKE OUR FATHER DRINK WINE AND WE WILL LIE WITH HIM, that we may preserve offspring through our father. So they made their father drink wine that night; AND THE FIRST BORN WENT IN AND LAY WITH HER FATHER; HE DID NOT KNOW WHEN SHE LAY DOWN OR WHEN SHE AROSE.

And on the next day, the first-born said to the younger “Behold, I lay last night with my father, let us make him drink wine tonight also; then you go in and lie with him that we may preserve offspring through our father.

So they made their father drink wine that night also, and the younger arose, and LAY WITH HIM; and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. THUS BOTH THE DAUGHTERS OF LOT WERE WITH CHILD BY THEIR FATHER.

Judah with his daughter-in-law

Judah fornicates with his daughter-in-law: Ta’-mar.

[Gen. 38:15] When he saw her, he thought her to be a harlot, for she had covered her face. He went over to her at the road side and said “Come, LET ME COME INTO YOU” for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law. She said, “What will you give me, that you may come into me?” He answered, “I will send you a kid from the flock.” And she said “Will you send me a pledge till you send it?” He said, “What pledge shall I give you?” She replied “Your signal and your cord and your staff that is in your hand.”

So he gave them to her, and WENT INTO HER, and she conceived by him. About three months later, Judah was told, “Ta’-mar your daughter-in- law has played the harlot, and moreover SHE IS WITH CHILD BY HARLOTRY.

David with his neighbour’s wife

[2.Sam. 11:1] David arose from his couch and was walking upon the roof that he saw from the roof a WOMAN BATHING; and the woman was very beautiful, and David sent and enquired about the woman. And one said, “Is not that Bathshe’ba, the daughter of Eli’am, the wife of Uri’ah the Hittite?”

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