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Speaking Against The People Of Innovation

Posted in Biddah / Innovation with tags , , , , , , , on March 26, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Some of the people said to Ahmad bin Hanbal:

“I find it difficult to say about a person that he has such and such problem, and so and so is like such and such.”

Imam Ahmad said:

“If you remain silent and I remain silent when will an ignorant person know the authentic from the unauthentic?!”

[Majmoo Fatawa, 28/231]


O Students Of Knowledge, Do Not Become Corrupted

Posted in Brothers Base, Knowledge with tags , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Abbaad Ibn ‘Abbaad Al-Khawwaas Ash-Shaamee (d. 114H) said:

“If only the monks and rabbis had not feared loosing their positions and corrupting their status, by establishing and clearly explaining the Book, they would not have twisted it and concealed it.

But when they contradicted the Book with their actions, they tried to deceive their people concerning what they were doing.

They feared that their own positions would be blackened and that their corruption would become clear to the people. So they twisted the explanations of the Book, and wherever they could not twist it, they concealed it.

Hence they stayed silent about what they were doing, in order to maintain and preserve their positions. And they stayed silent about what their people were doing, in order to flatter them and go along with them.”

[Ad-Daarimee, 1/160]

When The Knowedgeable Remain Silent

Posted in Killing The Fitna, Knowledge with tags , , , , on December 17, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Abbaad Ibn ‘Abbaad Al-Khawwaas Ash-Shaamee (d.114H) said:

“When will the ignorant one learn if the scholar remains silent and hence does not reject [the evil] that has become apparent, nor orders that it should be left?!” 

[Ad-Daarimee, 1/160]

The Evil Consequences Of Not Forbidding The Evil, By Shaykh Hamad Bin ‘Atiq

Posted in Brothers Base, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on April 24, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

And a trustworthy person told me that Shaykh al-Islam, the leader of the da’wah in Najd (Muhammad bin ‘Abd al-Wahhab), once said:

I saw some people sitting in the mosque with their Qur’ans, reciting and weeping. However, they didn’t enjoin the good if they saw it and they didn’t prevent evil if they saw it. I saw people sitting near them saying: “These are the source of benefit,” and I said: “These are the source of disgrace.” Someone heard me and said: “You can’t say they are a source of disgrace!” So, I replied to him: “They are blind and mute.”

And this is supported by what some of the Salaf said:

The one who is silent about the truth is a silent devil, while the one who speaks falsehood is a speaking devil.

So, if the one who compromises by remaining silent comes to know that he is from the most hated of people to Allah even if he thinks he is good, he would speak openly. And if the one who seeks the approval and pleasure of people came to know that by not speaking out against their evil that those who fall into major sins are better with Allah than him – even if he assumes himself to be religious – he would repent from his compromise and would retreat from it. And if the one who is stingy with his tongue from openly proclaiming the command of Allah came to know that he is a silent devil even if he fasts, prays, and is a zahid, he would do all that he could to avoid being similar to Satan.

[Taken from “ad-Durar as-Saniyyah” of Hamad bin ‘Atiq an-Najdi, 8/75-79]

The Beauty Of Silence

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , on July 21, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Abu al-Dhayyal said:

“Learn the art of silence just as you learn to speak for if speech is a guiding matter, then silence is a protective measure.

In silence you have two characteristics: Attaining knowledge from those more knowledgeable than you and guarding yourself from those who are more argumentative than you.”

Reciting Takbir, Qur’aan And The ‘Athkaar Silently (In Salaah), By Sh. Mashhur Hasan Aal-Salmaan

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Reciting Takbir, Qur’aan and the ‘Athkaar silently (In Salaah)

By Sh. Mashhur Hasan Aal-Salmaan

One of the most common mistakes when performing Salaat is reciting Takbir, Qur’aan and ‘Athkaar by heart [silently] as if Salaat consists of only mere acts with no verbal actions!! Abu Bakr Al-Asamm and Sufyaan Ibn ‘Uyaynah(1) held this view and considered that Salaat is valid even without articulating Takbir!!

They both built their opinion on Allaah’s (swt) verse that says: ‘And perform Salaat’. They considered the order in the ‘Aayah as a general one which the prophet (saw) explained through his hadith: ‘Perform your Salaat as you have seen me performing it’(2) and that which can be seen and perceived is only the acts not words.

Consequently, Salaat is a proper noun that refers to the acts done in it. According to this point of view, the one who is physically unable to do Salaat does not have to perform Salaat at all, and the dumb who is physically well must do it. This view is, however, an odd one which contradicts the rulings of the pure Shari’ah tests; Allāh (swt) said:

‘So recite as much of the Qur’aan as may be easy for you’.(3)

The order in this ‘Aayah is a general one which must be followed in accordance with the specification indicated in the following hadith; the prophet (saw) said: ‘Unless Faatihah is recited in one’s Salaat, it is considered null and void’.(4)

As for the prophet’s (saw) hadith: ‘Peform Salaat as you have seen me performing it’, the act of seeing here refers to all of the prophet’s (saw) actions not the physical ones only. When the purport of all the previous texts are joined together, it is easily concluded that Qur’aan must be recited in all our Salaat – as all ‘Ulamah and the Sahaabah before them held’.(5)

Were reciting Qurn’aan in Salaat secretly valid, the prophet (saw) wouldn’t have told the Sahaabi – who did his Salaat improperly- to recite whatever he wishes of the Qur’aan, for reciting necessitates the movement of the tongue literally and in shar’; Allaah (swt) said:

‘Move not your tongue concerning (the Qur’aan, O Muhammad (saw) to make haste there with’.(6)

On the basis of this view, Some ‘Ulamh – who believe in the prohibition of reciting Qur’aan when one is in his/ her post sexual intercourse state, allowed such persons to recite it only by heart.

An-Nawawi said: ‘The one in post sexual intercourse state, the woman in her menstrual period and in her post partum state are permitted to read the Qur’aan only by heart without articulating it, so is the case with reading from the Mus-haf’.(7)

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