PREPARING  FOR  BLESSINGS 2 of 2.

PREPARING  FOR  BLESSINGS 2 of 2.

5 – Seeking knowledge in order to be able to follow the rulings on fasting and to understand the virtues of Ramadaan.

6 – Hastening to complete any tasks that may distract the Muslim from doing acts of worship.

7 – Sitting with one’s family members – wife and children – to tell them of the rulings on fasting and encourage the young ones to fast.

8 – Preparing some  authentic  Islamic books which can be read at home or given to the imam of the mosque to read to the people during Ramadaan.

9 – Fasting some of the month of Sha’baan in preparation for fasting Ramadaan.

‘Aa’ishah (radiallahuaniah) said: The Messenger  (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ……… And I never saw the Messenger  (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) complete a month of fasting except Ramadaan, and I never saw him fast more in any month than in Sha’baan. Bukhaari.

Usaamah ibn Zayd said: I said: O Messenger of Allaah, I do not see you fasting in any month as you fast in Sha’baan? He said: “That is a month that people neglect between Rajab and Ramadaan, but it is a month in which people’s deeds are taken up to the Lord of the Worlds and I would like my deeds to be taken up when I am fasting.” Saheeh al-Nasaa’i.

10 – Reading Qur’aan

Salamah ibn Kuhayl said: It was said that Sha’baan was the month of the Qur’aan readers.

When Sha’baan began, ‘Amr ibn Qays would close his shop and free his time for reading Qur’aan. Abu Bakr al-Balkhi said: The month of Rajab is the month for planting, the month of Sha’baan is the month of irrigating the crops, and the month of Ramadaan is the month of harvesting the crops. He also said: The likeness of the month of Rajab is that of the wind, the likeness of Sha’baan is that of the clouds and the likeness of Ramadaan is that of the rain; whoever does not plant and sow in Rajab, and does not irrigate in Sha’baan, how can he reap in Ramadaan?  This is how our Prophet and the early generations of the ummah were in this blessed month.

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PREPARING  FOR  BLESSINGS 1 of 2/2 of 2.

PREPARING  FOR  BLESSINGS 1 of 2.

 

Many people misunderstand the true nature of fasting, and they make it an occasion for eating & drinking, making special sweets and staying up late at night & watching shows on satellite TV. They make preparations  for  that long before Ramadhan, lest they miss out on some food or prices go up. They prepare by buying food, preparing drinks and looking at the satellite TV guide so they can choose which shows to follow and which to ignore. They are truly unaware of the real nature of fasting in Ramadhan; they take worship and piety out of the month and make it just for their bellies & their eyes. Others are aware of the real nature of fasting in the month of Ramadaan, so they start to prepare from Sha’baan, and some of them even start before that. Among the best ways of preparing for the month of Ramadaan are:

1 –SINCERE REPENTANCE

This is obligatory at all times, but because of the approach of a great and blessed month, it is even more important  to hasten to repent from sins between you and your Lord, and between you and other people by giving them their rights, so that when the blessed month begins you may busy yourself with acts of worship with a clean heart and peace of mind. Allaah says :

“And all of you beg Allaah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful”. [24:31]

Al-Agharr ibn Yasaar (radiallahuanihu) ;Prophet  (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “O people, repent to Allaah for I repent to Him one hundred times each day.” Muslim.

2 –DU’AA’ (SUPPLICATION)

It was narrated from some of the salaf that they used to pray to Allaah for six months that they would live until Ramadaan, then they would pray for five months afterwards that He would accept it from them. The Muslim should ask his Lord to let him live until Ramadaan with a strong religious commitment & good physical health, and he should ask Him to help him obey Him during the month, and ask Him to accept his good deeds from Him.

3 – REJOICING  AT THE APPROACH OF THE BLESSED MONTH

The arrival of Ramadaan is one of the great blessings that Allaah bestows upon His Muslim slave, because Ramadaan is one of the occasions of good in which the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are closed. It is the month of the Qur’aan and of decisive battles in the history of our religion.

“Say: ‘In the Bounty of Allaah, and in His Mercy (i.e. Islam and the Qur’aan); —therein let them rejoice.’ That is better than what (the wealth) they amass” [10:58]

4 – DISCHARGING THE DUTY OF ANY OUTSTANDING OBLIGATORY FASTS

Abu Salamah said: I heard ‘Aa’ishah (radiallahuaniah) say: I would owe fasts from the previous Ramadaan and I would not be able to make them up except in Sha’baan. Bukhaari.

Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) said: From her keenness to do that in Sha’baan it may be understood that it is not permissible to delay making them up until another Ramadaan begins. Fath al-Baari (4/191). For maximum benefit in the coming Ramadhan; Request  from IMADAWAH free Ramadhan  diary for you & your family NOW ! or download it from these links.

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PREPARING  FOR  BLESSINGS 2 of 2.

5 – Seeking knowledge in order to be able to follow the rulings on fasting and to understand the virtues of Ramadaan.

6 – Hastening to complete any tasks that may distract the Muslim from doing acts of worship.

7 – Sitting with one’s family members – wife and children – to tell them of the rulings on fasting and encourage the young ones to fast.

8 – Preparing some  authentic  Islamic books which can be read at home or given to the imam of the mosque to read to the people during Ramadaan.

9 – Fasting some of the month of Sha’baan in preparation for fasting Ramadaan.

‘Aa’ishah (radiallahuaniah) said: The Messenger  (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ……… And I never saw the Messenger  (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) complete a month of fasting except Ramadaan, and I never saw him fast more in any month than in Sha’baan. Bukhaari.

Usaamah ibn Zayd said: I said: O Messenger of Allaah, I do not see you fasting in any month as you fast in Sha’baan? He said: “That is a month that people neglect between Rajab and Ramadaan, but it is a month in which people’s deeds are taken up to the Lord of the Worlds and I would like my deeds to be taken up when I am fasting.” Saheeh al-Nasaa’i.

10 – Reading Qur’aan

Salamah ibn Kuhayl said: It was said that Sha’baan was the month of the Qur’aan readers.

When Sha’baan began, ‘Amr ibn Qays would close his shop and free his time for reading Qur’aan. Abu Bakr al-Balkhi said: The month of Rajab is the month for planting, the month of Sha’baan is the month of irrigating the crops, and the month of Ramadaan is the month of harvesting the crops. He also said: The likeness of the month of Rajab is that of the wind, the likeness of Sha’baan is that of the clouds and the likeness of Ramadaan is that of the rain; whoever does not plant and sow in Rajab, and does not irrigate in Sha’baan, how can he reap in Ramadaan?  This is how our Prophet and the early generations of the ummah were in this blessed month.

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 🏿 *GLOBAL UNITY TO START & END   RAMADHAN SAME DAY IS ERROR*.

🏿 *GLOBAL UNITY TO START & END  RAMADHAN SAME DAY  IS ERROR*.
The most likely reason for the differences in the start of the fast from one country to another is the natural difference in sighting the new moon. *Such differences are natural, scientific & well known and it makes sense that there are such differences*.Based on this, *it is not possible to expect all the Muslims to start fasting at the same time, because this would mean that some of them were starting to fast before the new moon had been sighted and even before it had appeared*.
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:  *This is impossible from an astronomical point of view*, because the sighting of the new moon, as Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said, differs, according to the scientists who are well-versed in this field. Because it differs, then each country should have its own ruling, according to the reports and according to science.The evidence from reports is the verse in which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
*“So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Sawm (fasts) that month”[2:185]*
If it so happens that people in a remote region of the world do not see the new moon whereas the people of Makkah do see it, then how can the words of this verse apply to those who have not seen the new moon? *The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Fast when you see it and stop fasting when you see it.” (Agreed upon).*
So if the people of *Makkah*, for example, see it, then how can we expect the people of *Pakistan* and countries further east to start fasting, when we know that that the new moon has not yet appeared in their region, and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) connected the start of fasting to the sighting of the moon?. *We know that dawn appears in eastern regions of the earth before it appears in western regions, so if dawn has appeared in eastern regions, do we have to stop eating even though it is still night where we are? The answer is no. If the sun has set in eastern regions but it is still day where we are, is it permissible for us to break our fast? The answer is no. And the new moon is exactly like the sun, except that the timing of the new moon is monthly and the timing of the sun is daily*
“and eat and drink until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night), then complete your Sawm (fast) till the nightfall”.[2:187] is also the One Who said “So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Sawm (fasts) that month”.[2:185]
✅So the evidence of both the shariah texts & science indicates that we should establish a separate ruling for each place when it comes to starting and ending the fast, and this should be connected to the physical sign which Allaah has described in His Book and which His Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) established in his Sunnah, namely the sighting of the moon and the sighting of the sun or dawn.End quote from Fataawa Arkaan al-Islam, p. 451.And he said, explaining this analogy and supporting the argument of those who say that there should be different moon sightings:

_They say that the monthly timings should be like the daily sightings.Just as different countries vary in the start and end of the fast each day, so too they must differ in the start and end of the month-long fast.The difference in daily timings is well known according to Muslim consensus; those who are in the east start fasting before those who are in the west, and they also break the fast first._
*If we accept the differences in sighting with regard to daily timings, then we should also accept it with regard to the month*.
No one can say that the verse “and eat and drink until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night), then complete your Sawm (fast) till the nightfall”and the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) “When the night has come from here and the day has departed from here and the sun has set, then the faster may break his fast” are general in meaning and apply to all the Muslims in every region.The same applies to the verse “So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Sawm (fasts) that month” and the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) “When you see it fast and when you see it stop fasting.”
As you see, this opinion is very strong, and the analogy is sound, the analogy between the monthly timing and the daily timing.End quote from Fataawa Ramadaan, compiled by Ashraf ‘Abd al-Maqsood, p. 104.
The Council of Senior Scholars issued an important statement on this topic, the text of which is as follows:
1⃣The difference in moon sighting is something which is well known, and there is no difference among the scholars concerning this. Rather the difference of scholarly opinion has to do with whether the difference in moon sighting matters or not.
2⃣The issue of whether the difference in moon sighting matters or not is a theoretical matter in which there is room for ijtihaad. Even people of great knowledge and piety differed concerning this matter. This is a type of difference which is acceptable, where the one who makes ijtihaad and gets it right will have two rewards, one for his ijtihaad and the other for getting it right, and the one who gets it wrong will be rewarded for his ijtihaad.The scholars differed concerning this matter and there are two points of view. One is that the difference in moon sighting matters and the other is that it does not matter.Each group quotes evidence from the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and sometimes they quote the same text, such as when they both quote the verse (interpretation of the meaning): “They ask you (O Muhammad) about the new moons. Say: These are signs to mark fixed periods of time for mankind and for the pilgrimage” [2:189] and the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), “Fast when you see it and stop fasting when you see it.” That is because of different understandings of the texts, and different ways in which each group derives evidence from them.Based on the considerations that the Council has seen and examined, and based on the fact that the difference of opinion on this matter does not have any effect that may lead to undesirable consequences, since this religion appeared fourteen centuries ago and we do not know of any period during which the ummah was united in moon sighting, the members of the Council of Senior Scholars think that matters should be left as they are and that this subject should not be stirred up. Each Islamic state should have the right to choose whichever opinion it wishes, based on the suggestions of its own scholars, because each view has its evidence and proofs.
3⃣ *The Council has studied the issue of proving the new moon by means of calculation, and what has been narrated in the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and they have studied the comments of the scholars on this matter. They have decided unanimously that astronomical calculations carry no weight in determining the new moon with regard to Islamic matters, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “Fast when you see it and stop fasting when you see it.” And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not fast until you see it, and do not stop fasting until you see it.” And because of other evidence to that effect*.End quote, from Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 10/102.
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*THE DAY  OF  DOUBT*

What is called the “day of doubt” ?. *It is the last day of Sha’baan or the first day of Ramadaan? Fasting on this day is haraam* because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, *“Fast when you see the new moon and break your fast when you see the new moon, and if you are not sure, then complete the number of Sha’baan as thirty days.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1909).*
‘Ammaar ibn Yaasir said: *“Whoever fasts on the day concerning which there is doubt has disobeyed Abu’l-Qaasim* (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).” Tirmidhi, classed as saheeh by al-Albaani inSaheeh al-Tirmidhi, 553.

Al-Haafiz ibn Hajar said: “It was understood from this that it is haraam to fast the day of doubt, because the Sahaabah would not say such a thing based on personal opinion, so a report such as this has the same status as a marfoo’ hadeeth.
The scholars of the Standing Committee said concerning the day of doubt, *“The Sunnah indicates that it is haraam to fast this day.”* (Fataawa al-Lajnah, 10/117)

Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said, after mentioning the difference of opinion concerning the ruling on fasting the day of doubt: “The most correct of these views is that it is haraam, but if it is proven to the ruler that it is obligatory to fast this day and he commands the people to fast, then no one should go against his opinion, and that means that no one should show that he is not fasting on that day, rather a person (who has a different opinion) may not fast, but he should do so secretly.” Al-Sharh al-Mumti’, 6/318.
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        DON’T BE FOOLED.

DON’T BE FOOLED.

In the early 1570s, France’s King Charles IX adopted the Gregorian dating system and sent out orders around his kingdom to change the New Year’s Day from April 1 to January 1. The more obstinate crowd, refused to accept the new calendar and continued to celebrate the New Year on April 1.These folks were labelled as ‘fools’ by the general populace. It is common knowledge in Europe that this change in the dating system, says Wilson, “is where we get April Fool’s Day”. The claim that this tradition originates from the event of Christians victory over Muslims in Andalusian Spain is false & a myth. The myth proposes that Europeans made fool of Muslims by introducing Liquor & Tobacco to them and thus gradually weaken them through its indulgence.

Being truthful means speaking the truth and also saying things that reflect reality. It is one of the necessities of a human society, one of the virtues of human behavior, and brings great benefits, whilst lying is one of the major elements of corruption in human society, and the cause of the destruction of social structure and ties, one of the most evil features of bad conduct, and causes widespread harm. Hence Islam commands truthfulness & forbids lying.

“O you who believe! Be afraid of Allaah, and be with those who are true (in word and deeds).” [9:119]

Ibn Katheer (rh) said: “It means: be truthful and adhere to truthfulness, and you will be among its people and will be saved from calamity, and this will make a way out for you from your problems.”

“… if they had been true to Allaah, it would have been better for them.” [47:21]

The Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: ‘Woe to the one who lies to make people laugh, woe to him , woe to him. In al-Saheehayn (al-Bukhari & Muslim) ‘Abd-Allah ibn Mas’ood (radiallahuanihu) : The Messenger of Allah (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: “I urge you to be truthful, for truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise. A man will continue to be truthful and seek to speak the truth until he is recorded with Allah as speaker of truth (siddeeq). And beware of lying, for lying leads to immorality and immorality leads to Hell; a man will continue to tell lies until he is recorded with Allah as a liar.” And it was narrated that ‘Abd-Allah ibn Mas’ood also said: Lying is not appropriate whether in earnest or in jest.Hence immorality and righteousness are diametrically opposed.

Al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib (rh) said: “I memorized from the Messenger of Allaah (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam): ‘Leave that which makes you doubt for that which does not make you doubt, for truthfulness is certainty and tranquility, whilst lying is doubt and confusion.” (al-Tirmidhi)

In the lengthy hadeeth of Abu Sufyaan describing his meeting with Heraclius, Abu Sufyaan (radiallahuanihu) said: “[Heraclius] said, ‘What does he [meaning the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam] command you to do?’ I said, ‘He says: worship Allaah alone and do not associate anything in worship with Him, and abandon that which your forefathers did. He commands us to pray, to be truthful, to be chaste and to uphold the ties of kinship.’” (Bukhaari).

Truthfulness includes being truthful towards Allaah by worshipping Him sincerely; being truthful towards one’s own soul by making it adhere to the laws of Allaah; and being truthful with people in one’s words and by keeping one’s promises, and in dealings such as buying, selling and marriage, so there should be no deceiving, cheating, falsifying or withholding of information. Thus a person should be the same on the inside and the outside. Being truthful in promises and covenants is one of the characteristics by which the believers are known. Both promises and covenants involve saying something about an issue to confirm that you will do it, especially with regard to one’s duties towards Allaah. Allaah says, praising some of His slaves :

“… and who fulfil their covenant when they make it…” [2:177], [23:8] [33:23]

As regards lying, it is highly forbidden. The most obnoxious form of lying is falsely attributing things to Allaah and His Messenger, because this involves fabrication about the religion and is an act of outrage against Allaah. Hence one of the characteristics of the Prophet is that he truthfully conveyed that which Allaah commanded him to convey. So Allaah said :

“… who does more wrong than one who invents a lie against Allaah, to lead mankind astray without knowledge. Certainly Allaah guides not the people who are zaalimoon (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.)” [6:144],[11:18]. Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) also said : “Whoever lies about me deliberately, let him take his place in Hell.”  (Agreed upon). Scholars are of the view that the one who deliberately tells lies about the Prophet (saw) is a kaafir. https://islamqa.info/en/34725.

In Islam, Lying is  haram (impermissible) in all cases, expect those which are exempted by the Lawgiver, April fool’s day is not one of the exemptions. Asma’ bint Yazeed said: “The Messenger of Allaah (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: ‘Lying is not permitted except in three cases: a man’s speaking to his wife to make her happy; lying at times of war; and lying in order to reconcile between people.’” (Saheeh Muslim). Ahmad narrated that Abu Bakr (radiallahuanihu) said: O people, beware of lying, for lying is contrary to faith. Saheeh. It is narrated in a saheeh report from Sa‘d ibn Abi Waqqaas (radiallahuanihu) that he said: The Muslim could develop all sorts of characteristics except treachery and lying. We ask Allaah to make us sincere and truthful in word and deed.

NOTE THAT TAQQIYA (LIEING, CONCEALMENT & DISSIMULATION IN THE NAME OF RELIGION) HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM OF AHL AS-SUNNAH WA’L-JAMAA‘AH, IT IS A PILLAR OF THE RELIGION OF THE KUFAAR  5%ERS (SHIAS  OR  RAFIDAH REJECTERS ). https://islamqa.info/en/178975.

Is it permissible to lie to kaafir?  https://islamqa.info/en/175632

When is deliberate ambiguity permitted in Islam?  http://islamqa.info/en/27261

Our attitude & response to mockery of the Prophet (saw)

https://islamqa.info/en/86109  https://islamqa.info/en/14305

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IT’S JUST A SUNNAH 2 of 2.

IT’S JUST A SUNNAH 2 of 2.

Fellow believers, anyone who claims to FOLLOW ONLY THE QURAN WITHOUT THE SUNNAH has automatically denied the Quran because he has automatically rejected the above verses of the Quraan which command us to follow, obey the prophet. Without the preserved authentic Sunnah we will not be able to obey these verses of the Quran. The Quraan gave broad principles & instructions regarding acts of worship e.g. salah, zakah, fasting, hajj but the Sunnah explained into details the How? What? When? Who? & Where? Of all the commands of Allah. ANYONE WHO DELIBERATELY & KNOWINGLY REJECTS & OPPOSES THE AUTHENTIC SUNNAH IS NOT A MUSLIM OR IS OUT OF THE FOLD OF ISLAM. HE/SHE NEEDS TO RE-EMBRACE ISLAM  https://islamqa.info/en/227935

Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: “I do not want to see any one of you reclining on his couch &, when he hears of my instructions or prohibitions, saying ‘I don’t accept it; we didn’t find any such thing in the Book of Allah.’” Abu ‘Eesaa said: (saheeh hasan Tirmidhi). Al-’Irbaad ibn Saariyah,; “the Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) led us in prayer one day, then he turned to us & exhorted us strongly . . . (he said), ‘Pay attention to my sunnah (way) & the way of the Rightly-guided Khaleefahs  after me, adhere to it & hold fast to it.’” (Abi Dawud). He (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said “None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children & all mankind” (Bukhari).

Many ignorant Muslims have no problems paying “lip service” to loving & accepting the prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), seeking blessings on him, they in fact go extra mile to celebrate the innovations of Mawlid; in their delusion, it is not important enough to be emulated in his Sunnah to the letter. They accept him & simultaneously deny him. What a double standard! It is hypocrisy to make a distinction between the Sunnah & the Qur’an in terms of adhering to them. Anyone who rejects the authentic Sunnah of the prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) has automatically rejected the Qur’an. No wonder, all the kufr/deviant groups (Shia, Nation of Mislam, Ahmadiyyah, Modernists movements, Quraniyyun, Bahis, Agha khanis, Sufis,Ibadis etc); have a meeting  point (Denial of  the Sunnah, followed by the automatic denial of the Qur’an). Ironically, it is these same people who belittle or deny authentic Sunnah that promote innovations of mawlid & the likes.

“Verily, those who deny Allâh & His Messengers & (those who) wish to separate Allah from His Messengers (by believing in Allâh & disbelieving in His Messengers), saying: “We believe in some but reject others”: & (those who) wish to adopt a way in between. They are in truth Unbelievers; & We have prepared for Unbelievers a humiliating Punishment. To those who believe in Allah & His Messengers & make no distinction between any of the Messengers, We shall soon give their (due) rewards: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.”[4:150-153].

Today, we have lost our identity & defence against laxity; the Sunnah. We allowed ourselves to be influenced & overwhelmed by some of the 21st century Western & cultural barbarism called “Civilization”. We have inferiority complex about the Sunnah of the prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam).We are willing to allow our trousers jump above the ankle in compliance with the trendy fashion propagated by Michael Jackson or allow our pants to “sag” on the backside for the sake of 50-cent ;but, we are too shy & apologetic to allow our pants to jump above the ankle in obedience to the Quranic recommended role model Muhammad (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam).He (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said, “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.”(Abu dawud)

A young man after embracing Islam started to grow beards. A supposedly fellow Muslim, perhaps a modernist or a Sufi, said to him, “keeping beards is not an essential requirement of Islam. “The revert brother said “Keeping beard is one of the clear commands of the Prophet & who am I to judge the essentiality of the Prophet’s orders.” Allah says “…So take what the messenger assigns to you & abstain from that which he forbids you …” (59:7). A sheikh asked a Muslim, why he is not worshiping Allah. He said: Iman is in the heart, & everything he asked him, he pointed to the heart. Finally, the sheikh asked, “where is your beard?” the brother also pointed to the heart. Subhanallah! Is the beard also in the heart?

 “Whoever revives an aspect of my Sunnah that is forgotten after my death, he will have a reward equivalent to that of the people who follow him, without it detracting in the least from their reward” [Tirmidhi]. The one who denies the Sahih Sunnah is a disbeliever, because he is expressing disbelief in Allah and His Messenger, and rejecting the consensus of the Muslims. Proof?  https://islamqa.info/en/115125  https://islamqa.info/en/604

Scholars have deduced from the Quran & Sunnah that For Allah to accept our deeds  3 conditions must be satisfied. (1) Tawheed Say, “I am only a man like you, to whom has been revealed that your god is one God. So, whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord – let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone.” Q 18 :110. (2) Sincerity…Tameem Ad-Dari reported: The Messenger of Allah said “Religion is sincerity or sincere goodwill.” We said, “To whom?” The Prophet said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, the leaders of the Muslims, and their common people.”. (3) Mutahaba (Total Compliance) “Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent example for him who hopes in Allah and the Last Day’, & remembers Allah much”.Q33: 21. Allah says: “He who obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah . . .” [4:80] [8:24] .”…So take what the messenger assigns to you & abstain from that which he forbids you …” (59:7).”If you do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you & forgive you your sins …” (3:31). The next time someone tells you “Don’t worry about it, it’s just a Sunnah”. Please say to him or her “I will worry about it because it’s not just a Sunnah but it is “The SUNNAH” & THE SUNNAH, THE BETTER. We need to abide by all the authentic (NOT FABRICATED) Sunnah; without picking & choosing. We cannot love & hate the Sunnah at the same time. Stop the double standard. If the label fits you, wear it. Tap these playlists/links for useful resource materials on Hadeeth/Sunnah

1. The Sunnah,The Better – Abu Usamah Ad-Dhahabi

 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4A4AEEA3ECB57EAC

2.  The Proof of the Preservation of The Sayings of The Prophet – AbdulRaheem Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOr9k_br92U

3. The Sciences of Hadith by Dr. Bilal philips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1AhsUkcQIs&list=PLQal4Ae_wBK1rtdzumRtQr2FPqkV7wcTw

  1. Sciences of Hadith- Sh. Yasir Qadhihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkGkXd-sx0M

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          IT’S JUST A SUNNAH 1 of 2.

IT’S JUST A SUNNAH 1 of 2.

The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: “All of my ummah will enter Paradise except those who refuse.” It was said: O Messenger of Allaah, who refuses? He said: “Those who obey me will enter Paradise, and those who disobey me have refused.” قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: (كل أمتي يدخلون الجنة إلا من أبى، قيل: يا رسول الله! ومن يأبى؟ قال: من أطاعني دخل الجنة، ومن عصاني فقد أبى).

“Don’t worry about it, it’s just a Sunnah”. Does this statement sound familiar?” Anyone who says this is ignorant of the meaning of the Sunnah; which makes up more than half of Islam.  Literarily it means a “part” or “way” but in shariah; The Sunnah is the authenticated sayings, deeds & silent approvals of Prophet Muhammad (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), it is a unique part of the divine revelation & one of the primary sources of Islamic legislation. It was attributed by al-Haafiz in al-Fath (13/291) to al-Bayhaqi, and he said: With a saheeh isnaad. The importance of the Sunnah is first of all that it explains the Book of Allaah and is a commentary on it, then it adds some rulings to those in the Book of Allaah. It is the definitive explanation of the Quran & the ultimate normative practical expression of Islam. There can be no true understanding of how to implement Islam without the Sunnah. The above is the TRUE definition of Sunnah. Some incompetent so called “Muslim scholars” have confused the masses by incorrectly defining the “Sunnah” as a matter of choice, recommended but not required. The FALSE definition of Sunnah is the sayings, deeds & silent approvals of Prophet Muhammad (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) which one may optionally choose to do or ABANDON Bcos it’s just a sunnah.   Is there a difference between the words “hadeeth” and “Sunnah”? https://islamqa.info/en/145520

The Prophet’s Sunnah was preserved in what is known as the hadeeth literature for the preservation of Islam in its pristine form. For hadith rejecters & belittlers of the Sunnah, tap link for mind-blowing proofs of Allah’s Preservation of the Sunnah. https://www.missionislam.com/knowledge/preservationsunnah.html https://islamqa.info/en/239540

It must be firmly established in the mind & heart of every Muslim that the Sunnah is one of the two parts of divine Revelation that were revealed to the Messenger of Allaah (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam). The other part of the Revelation (Wahy) is the Qur’aan.

Allaah says: “Nor does he speak of (his own) desire. It is only a Revelation revealed”[Q53:3-4]. Al-Miqdaam ibn Ma’di Yakrib : Messenger of Allaah (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said:

“Verily I have been given the Qur’aan and something similar to it along with it. But soon there will be a time when a man will be reclining on his couch with a full stomach, and he will say, ‘You should adhere to this Qur’aan: what you find that it says is permissible, take it as permissible, and what you find it says is forbidden, take it as forbidden.’ But indeed, whatever the Messenger of Allaah forbids is like what Allaah forbids.” Al-Tirmidhi (Saheehah).This is what was understood by the righteous predecessors. Hassaan ibn ‘Atiyah said in al-Kifaayah by al-Khateeb (12): Jibreel used to bring the sunnah down to the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) as he used to bring the Qur’aan down to him. “And We have also sent down unto you (O Muhammad) the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur’aan)], that you may explain clearly to men what is sent down to them, and that they may give thought” [al-Nahl 16:44].Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr said in Jaami’ Bayaan al-‘Ilm wa Fadlihi (2/190): The commentary of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) on the Qur’aan is of two types:

1 – Explaining things that are mentioned in general terms in the Qur’aan, such as the five daily prayers, their times, prostration, bowing and all other rulings.

2 – Adding rulings to the rulings of the Qur’aan, such as the prohibition on being married to a woman and to her paternal or maternal aunt at the same time. Tap links for further proofs that the sahih sunnah is revelation “wahy” from Allah & it is a primary source of Islamic legislation. See detailed proofs here http://islamqa.info/en/112268 https://islamqa.info/en/77243

Once it is established that the Sunnah is part of the divine revelation & a primary source of Islamic legislation, it is essential to note that there is only one difference between it & the Qur’aan, which is that the Qur’aan is the verbatim word of Allaah, revealed to the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam), whereas the Sunnah may not be the verbatim words of Allaah, rather it is only His Revelation, so it needs not necessarily come to us verbatim, but the meaning of it comes to us. The point in transmission of the Sunnah is to convey the meanings, not the exact same words that were uttered by the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam). Allaah preserves the words of the Qur’aan in full/verbatim, and He preserves the general meanings of the Sunnah, and that which explains the Book of Allaah, not the exact words & phrases. Proofs of Allah’s preservation of the Sunnah & Differences between the Quran & Hadith Qudsi https://www.missionislam.com/knowledge/preservationsunnah.html

The scholars of this Ummah throughout the early centuries strove to preserve the sharee’ah & the Sunnah. They have transmitted to us the words of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) as he said them, and they distinguished between the reports that were right & wrong, true & false. An example that readily comes to mind is the hadith of the housefly. “If a housefly falls in the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink), for one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure for the disease.” (Al-Bukhari). It proves the reliability & precision of the science of hadith & of Isnad that the scholars of this ummah follow to ensure preservation of authentic Sunnah. If the collection & authentication process had been based on random selection, common sense or mere affiliation to some people or scholars this hadith would have been thrown out of the window unceremoniously because it did not make sense 14 centuries ago & it seems to contradict the basic rule of hygiene on face value. However, because the authenticated hadiths of the prophet is a revelation from Allah it always made sense even before medical science came to the realization of the truth of this hadith. Tap links for further proof https://abdurrahman.org/2013/03/25/ruling-on-the-hadith-of-the-fly-shaykh-ibn-uthaymeen-videoar-en-subtitles/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqE79ZtnMsk

“He does not speak from his desire; it is nothing except revelation revealed to him” (53:3-4).   Allah says: “He who obeys the Messenger has indeed obeyed Allah . . .” [4:80] [8:24]

”But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you [Muhammad] judge in all disputes between them, & find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, & accept (them) with full submission.” [4:65].”.”…So take what the messenger assigns to you & abstain from that which he forbids you …” (59:7).”If you do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you & forgive you your sins …” (3:31).

“. . . And let those who oppose the Messenger’s commandment beware, lest some fitnah (trial, affliction, etc.) befall them or a painful torment be inflicted on them.” [24:63]

“. . . And if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allah & His Messenger. [4:59]. “Certainly you have in the Messenger of Allah an excellent example for him who hopes in Allah and the Last Day’, & remembers Allah much”.Q33: 21.

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