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Having Patience While Giving Da’wah

Posted in Dawah Toolkit with tags , , , , , , on September 14, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

The young male and female Muslim who take up the duty of calling others to Islaam are subject to ridicule, harassment and derision – in pubic areas such as the marketplace and school, but even in their own homes. Many among the youth complain that their mothers and fathers are harsh with them, outwardly showing disdain for their religious zeal.

What is our position and attitude in the face of these difficulties? It is compulsory upon us to be patient and to bear hardship, all the while hoping for reward from Allaah (swt). Yet such difficulties should not prevent us from making da’wah to the way of Allaah (swt). Allaah sent Muhammad (saw) with guidance and the true religion, yet when he (saw) stood to call others to the truth, was he left alone to peacefully convey his message or was h harmed along the way? Were the Messengers sent before him left alone to peacefully convey the message of Islaam or were they harmed as well? Allaah said:

“Verily, (many) Messengers were denied before you (O Muhammad), but with patience they bore the denial, and they were hurt, till Our help, reached them.” [6:34]…

Some of the Prophet’s neighbours in Makkah would leave foul-smelling, impure filth at his doorstep, yet all along, he patiently endured the harm thy inflicted on him saying, “What kind of neighbourliness is this?” [Related by At-Tabaraanee in his Taareekh, 2/343]

In other words, “Why do you inflict harm upon me in this manner? How does your treatment of me reflect on your duties as a neighbour?”…

Along with being patient, should we continue to invite our families or should we become angry and observe silence? We should continue to invite them without loosing hope, and when we do invite them, we should deal with them gently and in a wise manner, without resorting to harshness or severity…

Know for sure that people do not become guided overnight, except for those whom Allaah (swt) exempts from this general principle. It is the way of Allaah that matters come to their completion gradually. The Prophet (saw) remained in Makkah for 13 years, inviting the people to Islaam, yet his da’wah still did not achieve complete success. Then he went and lived in Al-Madeenah, and in total, the Religion only became complete 23 years after the Prophet was sent.

Never delude yourself into thinking that people will change overnight. You must tread the path of da’wah with patience and with imperturbable determination…

Be patient and determined; i one does not change for the better today, he may do so tomorrow. In attempting to better the manners of your family, begin with easy matters an then move on gradually to the more difficult ones. By the Might of Allaah, I am confident that, if one is patient, determined and consistent in his da’wah, he will in the end succeed.

[The Islamic Awakening, by Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, pp.54-57]

Sittings In Ramadhaan With Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (.pdf book)

Posted in Books (pdf's, html's & doc's), Ramadhaan with tags , , , , on June 23, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

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Sittings In Ramadhaan With Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen

Posted in Ramadhaan with tags , , , , , , on July 12, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Sittings in Ramadhaan with Ibn ‘Uthaymeen:

Day 1: The Merits of the Month of Ramadhan

Day 2: The Merits of Fasting

Day 3: From the Rulings of Fasting Ramadhan

Day 4: From the Rulings of Praying in Ramadhan

Day 5: From the Merits of Reciting Qur’an and its Types

Day 6: Categories of People in Fasting (Part 1 of 3)

Day 7: Categories of People in Fasting (Part 2 of 3)

Day 8: Categories of People in Fasting (Part 3 of 3)

Day 9: The Wisdoms of Fasting

Day 10: From the Mandatory Etiquettes of Fasting

Day 11: From the Encouraged Etiquettes of Fasting

Day 12: From the Second Type of Qur’an Recitation

Day 13: From The Etiquettes Of Reciting The Qur’an

Day 14: From the invalidators of the Fast

Day 15: The Conditions that will not make the Invalidators Invalidate the Fast

Day 16: From Zakah

Day 17: From the People of Zakah

Day 18: From the Battle of Badr

Day 19: From the Opening of Makkah

Day 20: Reasons for the Real Victory

Day 21: The Preference of the Last Ten Nights

Day 22: Striving in the Last Ten Days and Laylatul-Qadr

Day 23: From the Description of Paradise may Allah Make us from its Inhabitants

Day 24: From the Description of the People of Paradise

Day 25: From the Description of Hell-Fire

Day 26: Reasons for Entering Hell

Day 27: The Second Type from the Reason of Entering Hell

Day 28: From ZakatulFitr

Day 29: Repentance

Day 30: Concluding the Month

Rectifying The Ummah, Starts From Our Own Selves, By Ibn ‘Uthaymeen

Posted in Brothers Base with tags , , , , , on March 29, 2012 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said:

“Countries only prosper because of its citizens and the religion is only established by its people. Therefore, when the people establish the religion, Allaah will render them victorious over their enemies whoever they are.

Allaah says:

O you who believe, if you help Allaah, he will help you and make your foothold firm…” [47:7]

In view of the fact that the religion is established by its people, its duties upon us, the people of Islaam and the bearers of its flag, is to first rectify ourselves, so we can be the people of leadership, guidance, examples of success and correctness.”

He then goes on to say:

“The young boys of today will be the men of tomorrow. They are the foundation which the future of this nation is built upon. For this reason the text of the shar’iah mention incitement for caring and ultimately guiding them to good.

If the young are righteous then they become the deserving foundation of this community which the community’s future rests upon.

A society whose well-being has righteousness built upon strong pillars, religion and good character. In the end, if Allaah wills, the future will be bright and promising for the community and its pious elders.”

[Mushkilaat Ash-Shabaab, Pp. 12-14]

Guidelines For Applying Takfeer & When Is A Person Excused, Part 3

Posted in Knowledge, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn ‘Uthaymeen says:

“The basis of a Muslim is apparently that he is trustworthy and that his Islaam remains as does his trustworthiness until this has been removed from him based on Shari’ proof…

The ruling of takfeer (labeling someone a disbeliever) and tasfeeq (labeling someone a sinner) is not our right, rather it is the right of Allaah and His Messenger (saw), it is from the Divine Legislated regulations (ahkaam Ash-Shar’iyyah)…

From the most important conditions are that the person had full knowledge of his opposition (to Islaam) which necessitated him becoming a disbeliever or a faasiq (sinner).”

[Refer to Al-Qawaa’id Al-Muthlaa, Pp. 116-119]

Islamic Degrees Are Not Weighty, By Ibn ‘Uthaymeen

Posted in Knowledge, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , on July 12, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

We Do not Make Worldly Degrees our Scale in Judging Individuals

The Shaykh, al-‘Allaamah Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen – rahimahullaah – said in his comments to Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah’s (d.728H) book, Siyaasatush-Shar’iyyah fee Islaahir-Raa’ee war-Ra’iyyah, in the second chapter regarding the Ameer (leader) appointing the most qualified (for a specific task) then those who follow him in qualification,

“So if he (the Ameer) employs a person who has the qualification of a Ph.D; for example he had a Ph.D in fiqh and then he appointed him as a judge and it becomes clear that he does not have the fiqh that qualifies him for this position, then we say: this level of qualification he has, which he may have even gotten through cheating and deceit does not justify that he stay in the position of judging amongst the people at all. Rather, he should be removed.

Furthermore, the positions obtained because of present day degrees are not the only thing in which we judge an individual.

How many of the people do not have this degree, and if they are compared to the one who has a degree, (the one with the degree) could not fill his shoes. And the carrier of this degree would be incapable to match the one who does not have a degree. However, he (the one without the degree) is very good in fiqh and this is something witnessed.

So all in all, it is obligatory that we give positions to those who are capable with its true meaning, not just by having worldly degrees.”

[At-Ta’leeq ‘alas-Siyaasatish-Shar’iyyah, p. 40, translated by Anwar Wright]

From The Virtues Of Knowledge, Ibn ‘Uthaymeen

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

With reference to the important virtues of knowledge, Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen mentions:

“That he who has knowledge does not become tired in protecting it. This is because, if Allaah bestows knowledge upon you, then its place is in the heart and there is no need for containers or keys or the like.

It is protected in the heart and soul, and in time itself it is a protector for you, because it protects you from danger, with Allaah’s permission.

So knowledge protects you, whilst with property, you protect it by placing it in locked up containers, and despite all this, you still remain insecure about it.”

[Kitaabul-‘Ilm]

Speaking Without Knowledge, By Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (Part 2)

Posted in Brothers Base, Killing The Fitna, Knowledge with tags , , , , , , , on March 17, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

O brothers, certainly it is from common sense and eemaan and from the fear of Allaah that a man says regarding that which he does not know, ‘I have no knowledge‘, or ‘I do not know‘, or ‘Ask other than me‘, for certainly this is from the completeness of common sense…

Certainly this is from the completeness of eemaan in Allaah and fear of Him, that he does not … say about Him not His Religion that which he does not know.

The Messenger of Allaah (saw) was the most knowledgeable of all creation regarding the Religion of Allaah, and he used to question regarding that which was not revealed upon him in the form of wahee (revelation), so he used to wait until revelation was revealed to him, then Allaah (swt) would reply regarding that which His Messenger questioned about:

They ask you what is lawful for them. Say, ‘Lawful unto you are at-tayyibaat (all halaal foods)…’,” [5:4]

And He (swt) says:

And they ask you about Dhul-Qarnayn. Say, ‘I shall recite to you something of his story.’.” [18:83]

And He (swt) says:

They ask you about the Hour, ‘When will be its appointed time?’ Say, ‘The knowledge thereof is with my Lord. None can reveal its time but He.’ ” [7:187]

It used to be that the Sahaabah, when presented with an issue about which they did not know the Judgement of Allaah, they used to be afraid, and chose to abstain from passing their own judgement,

So we have Aboo Bakr as-Sideeq (ra) who said:

“Which sky will shade me? And which land will harbour me if I were to speak about the Book of Allaah without sound knowledge?”

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Speaking Without Knowledge, By Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (Part 1)

Posted in Brothers Base, Killing The Fitna, Knowledge with tags , , , , , , , on March 15, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

And say not concerning that which your tongues put forth falsely; “This is lawful and this is forbidden,”…

Certainly from amongst the greatest sins is for a person to say something is halaal or haraam while he does not know Alaah’s (swt) judgement upon it…

How is it, O servant of Allaah, that you know the judgement is for Allaah alone and you put yourself before Him and say about His Religion and His Law that which you do not know?…

Many amongst the general Muslims pass religious verdicts about which they do not know. So you find them saying such-and-such is halaal or haraam, or waajib or ghayr waajib, while they know absolutely nothing about it! (1)

… Do they know if they misguide someone by making something halaal while Allaah has made it haraam or making something haraam while Allaah has made it halaal, that they draw themselves to his sins and upon them is the burden of that which he does, and that is as a result of what they passed as a religious verdict for him?…

His offense is against the Law of Allaah and deception against his Muslim brother since he has passed a religious verdict without sound knowledge.

Have you seen when someone asks you directions to a place, and you say the way is from here while in fact you do not know? Will the people not consider this to be deception on your part? Then how do you speak about the way to Jannah (Paradise) which is the Law Allaah has revealed while you know nothing about it!?

And certainly some of the teachers are but small fish compared to the scholars… (2)

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The Humbleness Of Ibn ‘Uthaymeen

Posted in Inspirational Stories with tags , , , , , , on March 14, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Aymaan Ibn ‘Abdil-‘Azeez Abaanamee narrates:

“I recall once, I was walking with the shaykh (Ibn ‘Uthaymeen) heading towards Al- Masjid Al-Haraam, and everytime we passed by someone he would convey greetings (salaam) upon them; even the children.

He extended greetings to one child who recognised him, and who then gave the shaykh a miswaak (tooth stick). The shaykh accepted it, smiling with complete humility and a welcoming heart.”

[Quoted in Jewels Of Guidance, P. 135]

Advice Concerning The Watching Of Sports Events, By Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen

Posted in Brothers Base, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Questioner: Oh Noble Shaykh, is it permissible to watch sports events on T.V?

Answer: What is the benefit in watching these events?

Questioner: Another person and I differed about this issue. I said it is a waste of time and the players ‘Aurah is exposed; as they wear shorts which reach the middle of the thigh. He said no, it is permissible to watch these games. Therefore I said I will pose the question to ‘Uthaymeen.

Answer: The Prophet peace and blessings be upon him)said:

Whoever believes in Allah and the last day must say good things or else remain quiet.” [Bukhaaree 6018]

Since Allah prohibited us to speaking only good speech,and then more so for actions. Watching these games and tournaments have many dangers;

1) Wasting time. You find a person afflicted with watching these matches totally engaged. So much so he wastes too much time, and perhaps he misses the prayer in congregation or misses its fixed time.

2) Watching people who expose half of their thighs. The thigh is considered a part of the ‘aurah with most of the people of knowledge. We hold the opinion that it is Haraam for the youth to expose any part of their thigh and in particular anything high above the knee.

3) Glorifying and praising a major sinner or an atheist. Consequently a person who watches these games might praise someone unworthy of praise. And no doubt this is dangerous.

4) Wasting money. Watching these games result in wasting money; as the T.V uses electricity. A television consumes electricity even though it may be a small amount it still does. Furthermore it accumulates a bill for something which brings no benefit in this life or the next. Hence it is considered a waste of money.

5) Arguing and disputing. We have one person cheering and supporting this team who win. Another person cheering and supporting the other team. For this reason a dispute happens between them with a long drawn out argument.

Due to all of these reasons I advise everyone and in particular the youth to avoid spending time watching these matches and tournaments. Also I advise the people to take some time and think about the gain in watching these games. What is the benefit? Additionally, you find some people playing in these events racing, competing with each other or being carried on one’s shoulder all of which contradict the sense of honor and manhood.

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