Shaykh Muqbil, the Muḥaddith of Yemen, was asked his advice on the upbringing and nurturing of our children. The following was his reply, which should be written in gold:
All praise be to Allāh and may the peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ. To proceed: The upbringing of children is from the important affairs and is problematic. As for it being important, that is because the child takes from whomsoever he mixes with. If his father is a singer, then he will not hear except that his father singing. And if his father is an author, then from the very start, he will have a sheet of paper and pen drawing in a notebook until he fills up the notebook.
We say it’s like this: if his father is a officer and you were to say to him: “What would you like to be,” he will say, “I would like to be a officer,” and if his father is a scholar and you were to ask him, “what would you like to be,” he would say “I would like to be a scholar.” This is in his childhood before he begins to mingle in the streets. Continue reading →
The Noble Scholar Rabī’ Ibn Hādī (may Allāh preserve him) stated:
Upon you is being humble for Allāh and (know that) the religion is sincere advice. When your brother advises you or your father or one who is older than you in age or younger – even if there are degrees/level between you and him – if he advised for Allah, accept (the advice); be humble and do not reject the truth. For indeed, arrogance is looking down upon the people and the rejection of the truth. Therefore, do not look down upon the people nor should you reject the truth. Continue reading →
Sheikh ‘Abdullâh Bin Sulfīq adh-Dhufayrī (ḥafiẓahullâh) answered a question about some of the affairs that are seen today, where certain students of knowledge make decisions on behalf of the scholars rather than knowing their place and awaiting the advice of the ‘ulama. Continue reading →
(جلسة مباركة مع شيخنا الفاضل العلامة ربيع بن هادي المدخلي (حفظه الله
A Blessed Sitting With Our Noble Shaykh, Al-‘Allaamah Rabee’ Bin Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah)
الحمد الله عزّ في علاه الذي منّ علينا بجلسة مع عالم من علماء أهل السنة، لكي يحكم ويسعى في حل الخلافات التي حصلت منذ سنوات عديدة بين بعض طلاب العلم السلفيين في أمريكا، و هذه الخلافات قد تأثر بها السلفيون في الغرب بشكل عام. و هذا خلاصة النقاط الرئيسية من الجلسة
All praise is for Allah the Almighty Who allowed us to sit with a scholar from the scholars of Ahl-us-Sunnah to judge and aid in bringing about a resolution to the differing which has been occurring in America over the past few years between some of the Salafi students of knowledge, which as a result adversely affected the Salafis in the West as a whole. This is a summary of the main points of the meeting:
كان الشيخ ربيع ( حفظه الله) يرحب بنا في بيته و يتلطّف بالإخوة من الطرفين
Important advice from the Imaam of Jarh wat-Ta’deel (criticism and praise), the ‘Allaamah Rabee al-Madkhali (hafidhahullaah) for his children everywhere:
بِسْم الله الرحمن الرحيم
:الحمد لله و الصلاة و السلام على رسول الله و على آله و صحبه و من اتبع هداه، أما بعد
Indeed I advise myself and all of the Muslims, and the Salafis especially, to have Taqwaa of Allah (The Glorified and Most High), to cling to the Rope of Allah (The Mighty and Majestic), to establish brotherhood, especially between the Salafis, to stick together and have cooperation between each other upon righteousness and Taqwaa, and to stay far away from the causes of differing — may Allah bless you all — because this (differing) tarnishes the D’awah of the Salafis, tarnishes their image, and makes their enemies happy.
So I advise the Salafis to have Taqwaa of Allah (The Glorified and Most High). And to strive adamantly in establishing love, brotherhood, mercy, and closeness between themselves. And to stay away from the causes of differing. And whoever makes an error from the Salafis, he should not be defamed openly. Rather he should only be advised by those people of sound intellect and correct knowledge; he should be advised with wisdom and a good admonition. Continue reading →