The Noble Scholar Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Haadi, Allah have mercy on him, was asked:
Question: Who is the extremist?
Answer: Extremism/harshness is (that a person) makes prohibited upon the people something that Allah didn’t make prohibited and he obligates upon the people something which Allah didn’t obligate. This is extremism/harshness (in the religion). As for holding on to the religion (as it has been revealed), this is not considered extremism (in the religion).
From their [i.e: those upon khāriji ideologies like ISIS, Al-Qā’idah, etc] danger is their praise of themselves and their speaking ill of those who are better than them. Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (رحمه الله) stated: “The first to go astray in that are the Khawārij al-Māriqoon (Those who have gone outside the practice of the religion according to the way of the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم). This is due to them judging for themselves that they are the ones holding on to the Book of Allah and His Sunnah and that Alī, Mu’āwiyah and the soldiers (who were with these two) are the people of disobedience and innovation. Therefore, as a result of that, they made lawful that which they made lawful from the Muslims.” This is the way of the Khawārij up until today. And this is a great danger. Continue reading →
يا شبان التوبة لاترجعوا إلى ارتضاع ثدي الهوىٰ من بعد الفطام فالرضاع إنما يصلح للأطفال لا للرجال ولكن لا بد من الصبر على مرارة الفطام فإن صبرتم تعوضتم عن لذة الهوىٰ بحلاوة الإيمان في القلوب .
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Al-Haafith Ibn Rajab may Allah have mercy upon him stated:
“Oh youth of repentance, do not return back to suckling from the breast of desires after the weaning period. Indeed suckling is only suitable for the children, not for the men. However patience upon the bitterness of the weaning period is a must. If you are patient, you will become accustomed to (leaving off) the pleasure of the desires for the sweetness of faith in the hearts.”
[Lataa-if al-Ma’aarif 1/224]
On the authority of of Tāriq Ibn Shihāb رحمه الله that Salmān al-Faarisī رضي الله عنه stated: “When it’s the night time, the people are of three positions in regards to it: From them, those who the night is for him and not against him. From them are those who the night is against him and not for him. And from them are those who the night is not for him or against him.” I (Tāriq) said: and how is that? He (Salmān) said: “As for the one who the night is for him and not against him, a person who takes advantage of the unawareness of the people and the darkness of the night. He makes Wudū and prays. That’s the one who the night is for him and not against him. Then there’s a person who takes advantage of the unawareness of the people and the darkness of the night and goes about in the disobedience of Allāh. That’s the one who the night is against him and not for him. Then there’s a person that sleeps until the morning. That’s the one who the night is not for him or against him.”
Shaykhul Islam Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه الله stated: “Allah تعالى said:
وأقم الصلاة إن الصلاة تنهى عن الفحشاء والمنكر ولذكر الله أكبر
“And establish the prayer, indeed the prayer prevents one from indecency and evil, and certainly the remembrance of Allah is greater.”
And I heard Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله say: -The meaning of this verse: Indeed there are two great benefits in the prayer: One of them: It prohibiting one from the matters of indecency and evil. The second: It comprising and consisting of the remembrance of Allah. And that which it consist of the remembrance of Allah is greater than its prohibiting of the indecency and evil.”
Taken from: [Mukhtasar Madaarij as-Saalikeen Pg. 100]
On the authority of The Mother of the Believers Aaishah رضي الله عنها she said: “The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم would recline on my lap while I was menstruating then start reading the Qurān.” [Bukhari 297, Muslim 301]
Al-Haafith Ibn Rajab رحمه الله stated: “In this narration is the evidence for reciting the Qurān while reclining, laying down or being one’s side. That enters into the statement of Allah:
The Noble Scholar Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:
That which is obligatory upon the believer is to stay away from the prohibitions of Allāh. The acts of disobedience are prohibited at all times and in all places. However, in this noble month (Ramaḍān), it’s obligatory that staying away (from that which Allāh has prohibited) is even more so. Continue reading →
Here, there’s a matter which is a must that attention be brought to, and it is that some of the people sit at the table where a person’s fast is broken, have dinner and leave off praying Maghrib in congregation in the Masjid. As a result of that, the person commits a great mistake, and it is staying back from praying (the Maghrib) in congregation in the Masjid. He causes himself to miss out on a magnificent reward and subjects himself to the punishment (of Allāh). That which is legislated for the fasting person is that he first breaks his fast, then he goes (to the Masjid) for the prayer, then afterwards he has his dinner.
Al-Hasan Al-Basri (may Allāh have mercy upon him) stated about the statement of Allāh:
كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ مُبَارَكٌ لِّيَدَّبَّرُوا آيَاتِهِ وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ A blessed book We have revealed to you in order that they may ponder over its verses and in order that those of understanding may reflect.” (Saad: 29)
The reflecting over its verses is nothing but following it with actions. By Allāh, it’s not the memorization of its letters and the wasting of its prescribed limits. It’s to the point that one of them says: 《By Allāh, I read the entire Qurān and I do not leave off one letter》 but he indeed has left off all of it (in practice). You don’t see in him the mannerisms of the Qurān nor the actions. It’s to the point that one of them says: 《By Allāh, indeed I read the Sūrah in one breath》By Allāh, these individuals are not (true) reciters, nor scholars, nor wise, nor people of religious piety. When have the (true) reciters ever said the likes of this?! May Allāh not increase the likes of these individuals among the Muslims!! Continue reading →