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Will Abu Usaama and followers not reflect upon these words of Shaikh Rabee’?

Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘Alaa Rasoolillahi

Ammaa Ba’d:

One of our noble brothers recently posted this introduction to the book ‘Fasaad Bayaanil Mi’yaar’ of the Waalid, our Shaikh and teacher, Rabee’ Ibnu Haadi Al Madkhalee – Hafidhahullah. It discusses quite aptly, some of the false and deceptive methods employed by the likes of Abu Usaama Adhahabee and those who share his orientation, whose war isn’t, in actuality against ‘Salafi publications’ per se, but rather the Salafi methodology upheld by the scholars of this manhaj in our time. Since ‘Salafi Publications’ is a vehicle disseminating that methodology in the English language, it feels the brunt of their attacks, their ‘true’ goal though, be clear, is other than Salafi Publications.

Thus I mention his words here for reflection, but is there any that will take admonition?

Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee (may Allaah preserve him) stated:

Indeed, from the severest of afflictions and trials upon Islaam and the Muslims in this era, is the appearance of a group claiming to be upon the methodology of Ahlus Sunnah Wal-Jamaa-ah, but unfortunately this group does not act except in opposition to this methodology and its people, openly at times and behind veils at other times.

And indeed this group has placed a heavy burden upon its (own) shoulders, and that is its defence of the people of innovation and misguidance. They author books in this regard and decorate articles due to it, and they spread their defence around the world under the banner of ‘justice and equity’ or (under) the methodology of Al Muwaazanaat (a methodology that revolves around the belief that justice is in mentioning the good characteristics of the one being refuted alongside the refutation, which is a methodology in opposition to the true methodology of Ahlus Sunnah).

They exceed the limits in the affair of Fiqul Waaqi (knowledge of current affairs) and speak ill of the scholars of the Salafi Methodology as a result of that; In fact they belittle and discredit the methodology of the scholars due to this, and (further) increase in ill speech against the Salafi Methodology and its people. Yet one sees no effect of their methodology of ‘justice and equity’ when they debate the people of the Salafi methodology!. Nor (is it seen) in their praises and exaltations for the people of innovation (i.e they are not just or balanced in that regard).

Additionally, although one sees them concealing themselves under the banner of the  ‘Salafi Methodology’, you will not see them giving it any importance, except with respect to what they utilize to deceive those who are deceived by them and their (false) garment, in order that they may bring them over to their corrupt partisanship organization, and so as to kill off their love for the (true) Salafi Methodology, the call to it, defence of it, traversing on it upon the methodology of the pious predecessors with the (correct) love and hate (for the sake of Allaah), and warning against the people of innovation.

So they divert a generation of individuals from the true methodology and having true allegiance to it; and they (direct them) towards a ‘heated’ allegiance to the people of innovation and defence of them and their innovations and falsehoods. Or they trivialise the affair of their innovations to the extent that it leads them to the station of the extreme murji-a (i.e those who held that sinful actions have no effect upon Imaan) with regards to how they view the major innovations and these great oppositions to the true religion of Allaah.

Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the spectrum, their hatred for the carriers of the Sunnah and the (true) Salafi Methodology has led them to blow their minor errors out of proportion, errors the likes of which a Sunni or (even) an innovator amongst those who ascribe themselves to Islaam should not be criticised for. They present these mistakes as mighty affairs of blunder and destruction; in fact they (go as far as to) make the virtues and merits of Ahlus Sunnah (i.e such as their praiseworthy position regarding the people of innovation) to be repugnant and disdainful. Not to mention the many fabrications they accuse them (the people of sunnah) of.

So they are, due to these lowly, despicable acts perpetrated by them, from the worst and most severe of the people waging war against the Salafi Methodology and its people, the severest in preventing and blocking people from them both (i.e the salafi methodology and its people); and the most intense in their defence of the groups of innovation and fitan, their claimants and their methodologies. And they have authorships in this regard, and from them are the many authorships of Shaikh Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq who carries the responsibility for this destructive orientation…”

And we ask Allah the most high to cause the ‘Just Aaqil’ (person of intelligence) to reflect upon this!

Wallahu a’lam

Abu Hakeem

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Does the menstruating woman make wudhu before sleep?

Bismillahi wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘Alaa Rasoolillah

Ammaa Ba’d:

I was asked about this issue earlier today thus i share this benefit. Concerning this issue the scholars have a number of statements. Their statements revolve firstly around the fact that the Messenger Sallallahu alaihi was salam used to make Wudhu while in a state of Janaaba.

Upon the authority of Abu Salamah who said: “I asked Aaisha -Radhiyallahu anhaa Did the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi was Salam sleep while Junub? She said: “Yes! and he would make Wudhu

(Collected by Bukhaari (282))

Upon the authority of Aaisha – Radhiyallahu anhaa “The Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam when he was in a state of ritual impurity, and he intended to eat or sleep then he would make wudhu like his wudhu for salaah

(Collected by Muslim (305))

As far as this wudhu is concerned, the scholars hold that it is done for the purpose of ‘Lightening’ the Janaaba (state of ritual impurity) of the person who is Junub

After mentioning some of the ahaadeeth that indicate the issue, Al Haafidh Ibn Rajab mentions in his ‘Fathul Baari’ (not that of Al Haafidh Ibn Hajr) (1/358):

The ahaadeeth mentioned in the chapter, indicate that the wudhu of the person who is junub (in a state of ritual impurity) ‘lightens’ his state of janabah

That is there is nothing that prevents him from being completely pure, except him making ghusl, and what is correct is that the woman is the same as the man in that regard.

With that being the case, the question that arises is, is the menstruating woman the same as the man or woman in a state of Janaabah?

What is correct is that she isn’t, due to the fact that she has a continual flow of blood that she would not become pure from even if she made ghusl.

Thus her having a ghusl would not put her in a state of tahaarah, while the man or woman in a state of janaabah IS purified with Ghusl and similarly, if they make wudhu their state is lightened.

With the exception of one woman, and that is the woman whos’ menses has ended but she has not yet made ghusl to purify herself, this woman is benefitted by wudhu if she intends to sleep in that state.

Al Haafidh ibn Hajr mentions the statement of Ibn Daqeeq al eid -Rahimahullah who said

Ash Shaafi’ee has stated that this is not for the menstruating woman (i.e. to make wudhu before sleep), because if she were to make ghusl it would not remove her state of impurity, while that is not the case with one who is junub, but if her flow of blood ceases, then that is permissable for her

(Fathul Baari 1/395)

Imaamun Nawwawi has a similar statement in his explanation of Muslim he states (3/218):

Our companions (i.e. the scholars of the Shaafi’ee madhab) are united upon the fact that it is not desirable for the woman in a state of menses or post-natal bleeding to make wudhu (i.e. before sleep) because wudhu will have no effect upon her state of impurity, but if her menses ends then she becomes like the one who is Junub.

Wallahu a’lam

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Be successful!, Hold your tongue!

Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘Alaa Rasoolillahi

Ammaa Ba’d:

The following are some texts (some popular, while others may not be so) concerning the virtues of holding the tongue and guarding it. A noble mannerism that is near abandoned in our time, though there is still hope for some…

Upon the Authority of Abu Huraira – Radhiyallahu Anhu – who said the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu Alaihi was Salam said:

Whosoever believes in Allah and the last day then let him say that which is good or remain silent!”

(Agree upon by Bukhaari (5785) and Muslim (47))

Upon the authority oh Al Hasan al Basri who said that the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam said:

May Allah have mercy upon a servant who speaks, and thereby gains a profit (ie he uttered something that earned him reward) or remains silent and safe

(collected in musnad As Shihaab (581) and though it is ‘Mursal’ (which is when a taabi’ee narrates from the messenger – Sallallahu alaihi was Salam) it is declared ‘Hasan’ by Shaikh Al albaani in ‘Saheehul Jaami’ (3497) and ‘Saheehah’ (855) (due to supporting ahadeeth))

The following version of the hadeeth brings clarity to this hadeeth:

Upon Ubaadah bin Saamit – Radhiyallahu Anhu that the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi was Salam said:

Speak good and you will gain (reward) and refrain from evil speech and you will be safe

(Musnad As Shihaab (666) and declared Saheeh’ by Shaikh Al Albaani in Saheehul Jaami’ (4419)

Upon the authority of Abdullah Ibn Amr – Radhiyallahu Anhumaa who said that the Messenger of Allah said:

He who remains silent will be successful

(Collected by At Tirmidhi (2501) and declared ‘Saheeh’ by shaikh Al Albaani)

Upon the authority of Simaak who said:

“I said to Jaabir Ibn Samurah ‘Did you used to sit with the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam? He said: “Yes! Indeed He used to be given to long periods of silence, and would laugh little. His companions used to mention poetry and would discuss their affairs in his presence and they would laugh and he would probably smile

(Collected by Ahmad in his Musnad (20829) and declared ‘Hasan’ in saheehul Jaami’ (4822))

The following are some of the statements of the Salaf concerning the issue

Talha Ibn Ubaidillah said I happened to embark upon a ship alongside Imaam Ahmad and (I noticed) he had long periods of silence, but when he did speak he said: “Oh Allah cause me to die upon Islaam and the Sunnah!”

(collected by Khateebul Baghdaadi in Taareekhul Baghdaad (9/349))

Upon the authority of Imaam Al Awzaa’ee who said:

Sulaimaan Ibn Daawood alaihis Salaam said: “If speech was made of silver, then silence would be golden!”

(Collected by Ibn Abi dunya in ‘As Samt’ (47))

Muwwarraq Al Ijli – Rahimahullah said: “There is an affair that I have been seeking for ten years that I haven’t achieved yet and I will never leave alone seeking it!” they said: “and what is that Oh Abu Mu’tamir? He said “To remain silent about what does not concern me!”

(Collected by Ibn Abi Shaiba (35144))

Upon the authority of Wuhaib Ibnil Warad – Rahimahullah – who said: “It used to be said that wisdom is in ten parts, nine of them are connected to silence while the tenth is in seclusion from the people

(Collected by Ibn Abi Dunya in ‘As Samt (36))

Upon the authority of Ali – Radhiyallahu Anhu who said: “The tongue of mankind is like the pen of a king and his saliva is its ink

(Collected by Ibn Abi Dunya ‘As Samt’ (79))

Upon the authority of Abdullah ibn Amr – Radhiyallahu anhumaa who said: “Leave alone that which has nothing to do with you whatsoever,and do not speak about what does not concern you, and guard your tongue as you would guard silver!”

(Collected by ibn Abi Dunya in ‘As Samt’ (24))

Upon the authority of Al Hasan al Basri – Rahimahullah who said: “He who is plenty in wealth is plenty in sin (ie usually), and he whos speech is plentiful, lies plentifully and he whose character is bad (only) punishes himself!

(Collected by Ibn Abi Dunya in ‘As Samt’ (9)

Upon the authority of Ibn Mas’ood – Radhiyallahu anhu who said: “By he who there is no god other than him! There is nothing on the earth more in need of being imprisoned than the tongue!”

(Collected by Ibn Abi Dunya in ‘As Samt’ (16))

Wallahu A’lam

Was Sallallahu ‘alaa nabiyyinaa Muhammad

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Striving For Ones Family

Bismillahi Wal Hamdullillah Was Salaatu Was Salaamu ‘Alaa Rasoolillahi

Ammaa Ba’d:

We Mentioned in a previous post, that Allah has placed reward in certain action related to ones family, and likewise in the correct utilisation of ones wealth. The following hadeeth is is an example of that.

Upon the authority of Ka’b ibn ‘Ujrah – Radhiyallahu Anhu – Who said:

A man passed by the Prophet – Sallallahu alaihi Was Salam and the Companions of the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Salam saw his hardiness, striving and his briskness, so they said: Oh Messenger of Allah! If only this was ‘fee sabeelillah’ (In the way of Allah)! So the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Was Salam said: “If he has left out striving for his young son, then he is ‘fee sabeelillah’, and if he left out striving for his elderly parents, then he is fee sabeelillah, and if left out striving for the virtue and chastity of his own soul, then he is ‘fee sabeellillah’. But if he set out to be seen of the people, and to contend with others in mutual boasting then he is fee sabeelish Shaytaan! (In the path of Shaytaan!)

(Collected by Imaamut Tabaraani in ‘Mu’jam Al Kabeer (282) and declared ‘Saheeh’ by Shaikh Al Albaani in ‘Saheehul Jaami’ (1428))

This then indicates the virtue of striving for certain family members, but there is great virtue in striving for ones family generally, as made clear by the following hadeeth:

Upon the authority of Al Hasan – Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu who said that the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Was Salam Said:

The most beloved of the worshippers to Allah, is he who is most beneficial to his family

(Collected by Imaam Ahmad in ‘Az Zuhd’ and declared ‘Hasan’ by Shaikh Naasir in ‘Saheehul Jaami’ (172))

And indeed there are many ways one may benefit his or her family Wa Lillahil Hamd

Wallahu a’lam

Abu Hakeem

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