A precise definition of Hizbiyyah

Written by Abu Mu’aawiyyah Abdullah. Shaikh  Rabee (may Allaah preserve him)  stated: Having a bigoted partisanship for a particular idea that opposes the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger, and (establishing) allegiance and enmity upon it, this is Tahazzub (illegal partisanship). This is Tahazzub (illegal partisanship) even if is not in (the … Continue reading

Prophet Muhammad’s Lineage to Adnaan

  The Companion Waathilah bin al-Asqa’ relates that the Messenger of Allaah (peace, mercy and blessings be upon him) said: Allaah chose Kinaanah from the offspring of Ismaa’eel, and He chose Quraysh from (the offspring) of Kinaanah, and He chose Banu Haashim from (the offspring) of Quraysh, and He chose me from Banu Haashim. Related … Continue reading

What is Your Intention When you Read the Qur’aan?

By Fawaz ibn Ali al-Madkhali Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya ‘An important question, what is your intention when you read the noble Qur’aan? From Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen Abu Hafs Umar bin Al-Khattab, who said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- say: ” إنَّمَا الْأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّاتِ، وَإِنَّمَا لِكُلِّ امْرِئٍ مَا نَوَى”. ‘Indeed actions are … Continue reading

What are Muslims encouraged to do on the day of ‘Arafah?

The following article is the winning entry to the Islaam.ae Competition #5, the details of this competition are here. 1. Fasting on the day of Arafah is an expiation for two years: The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day of ‘Arafah, since it is on this day that the pilgrims gather at the mountain plain of … Continue reading

Farewell to Ramadan by Al Hafith Ibn Rajab

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم These are a few excerpts from a book pertaining to the ending of this blessed month of Ramadan. I ask Allah with His wonderful Names and Magnificent Attributes to make this short reading a benefit for the reader and a means of gaining Allah’s pleasure.   Chapter: The End of Ramadan … Continue reading

Ishq – Extreme Fervent Love

Compiled & Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya Shaykh ul-Islaam Ahmad bin AbdulHaleem Ibn Taymeeyah (d.728 A.H.) -Rahimullaah-said: ‘Ishq[1] is an extreme love which exceeds necessary bounds.’[2] Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawzeeyah (d.751 A.H.) -Rahimullaah-said: ‘al-Ishq is an excessive love,  where by one fears for the person who is excessive in his love.’[3] Ibn Taymeeyah (d.728 A.H.) -Rahimullaah-said: ‘Majority of the scholars do not completely … Continue reading

Muwahhid (pl. Muwahhidoon):

One who holds the correct belief in Allaah and His Names and Attributes, who worship Him alone, with everything that the correct meaning of worship requires. Not associating partners with Him in any form or fashion and who dies upon that state.   Question: When is a deed an act of worship? Answer: If two … Continue reading

Helping sinners repent or insulting them?

By Shaykh Saalih Aal ash-Shaykh The Shaykh, may Allaah preserve him, explains an excellent admonishment from Aboo ad-Dardaa’ Thus, insulting someone is negativity, and it is not permissible in theSharee’ah  (Islaamic legislation).  Instead, we ask Allaah to guide our brothers and we praise Allaah for excusing us (from what they are being tried with), and … Continue reading

An Explanation of What should be Present in the Heart During every Pillar and Moment from the Actions of the Prayer

Source: Risaalah Ta’dheem Qadr is-Salaat (Eng. Trans. Abu `Iyad as-Salafi) Article ID : IBD060004 And these are the aadhaan, purification, covering ones awrah, facing the qiblah, standing, the intention, the takbeer, seeking refuge, the basmalah, the recitation of Faatiha and another surah, the rukoo, sujood and tashahhud. The Aadhaan When you hear the call of … Continue reading

Riyaa’ and Its Types

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Its meaning: It is derived from ar-Ru’yah (a vision, sight, observation). It’s foundation is doing actions of goodness and piety so that people see them or hear of them, in order to win their praise and admiration, to gain position and status amongst them and to obtain the goals and objectives of this … Continue reading

Common Errors in Knowing who is a Scholar

  Taken from the book “The hadeeth reported by the Companion ‘Irbaad ibn Saariyah (May Allaah be pleased with him) The Prophet, salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallaam, said: “…Upon you is to follow My Sunnah(way) and the Sunnah of the Rightly Guided Caliphs…” Explained By -Sheikh ‘Ubayd ibn Abdillaah al-Jaabiree hafidhahullah Former Teacher at the Islamic University … Continue reading

Al-Muwazanah – Mentioning the Good and Bad Points Together

Author: Faalih Bin Talee’ah Source: Translated by Abu Iyaad as-Salafi Article ID : NDV100002 The Principle of Counterbalancing the Bad AND the Good Points in the Understanding of ash-Shaayijee Ash-Shayijee considers that the greatest principle of this astray group is their saying that it is not necessary to mention the good points of an innovator … Continue reading

What is Obligatory to Believe in Regarding al-Qadaa wal-Qadar

Ibn Battah al-Ukbaree (rahimahullaah) stated in his monumental work, “al-Ibaanah an Sharee’at il-Firqat in-Naajiyah” in the second book on “al-qadar”, the first volume, page 264 (Dar ur-Raayah, 1415H): As for what is obligatory upon us to have knowledge of, and to attest to, and corroborate all of it in its entirety, then it is: That … Continue reading