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The Gatherings of Knowledge by Ahlus Sunnah Enrage the Innovators

Abu Yusuf Khaleefah wrote: 

We prayed in the Prophet’s Masjid last night [April 16th, 27th of Jumaada ath-Thaani] and on our way out to head to the class of the Noble Shaykh Rabee’ (may Allah preserve him), we passed by the gathering of knowledge being held by the muhaddith of Madeenah, Shaykh ‘Abdul-Muhsin al-Badr (may Allah preserve him). Continue reading

Good and Evil Innovations In The Religion

Question Posed To Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen on Noor Ala-Darb.

Is there good innovation and evil innovation (in the religion)?

I seek refuge in Allah (from that)! There is never in the religion good innovation. The most knowledgeable of the creation of the legislation, the most eloquent of the creation in speech and the most sincere of the creation to the creation stated: “Every innovation is misguidance.” The word “Every” is from the wordings which imply generality. Rather it is the strongest wordings (to imply) generality. The Prophet said: “Every innovation is misguidance”, he didn’t make any exceptions. That which the person does thinking that it is a good innovation, either it is not innovation however he named it innovation. Or either it is not good and he thinks it to be good. As for the matter coming together that it is innovation and at the same time good, this is impossible. So for this, we criticize those people who have put together (for themselves) specific words of remembrance that they say in the morning or evening, individually or collectively (as a group). We criticize them being that they put together things (for themselves to be practiced in the religion) that have not come in the Sunnah although they see it to be good and view it as something that it virtuous. Continue reading

He Will Be Exposed…

The Noble Shaykh al-Allaamah Ahmad Ibn Yahyaa an-Najmi (may Allah have mercy upon) stated:

“The one who outwardly displays to the people that he’s upon the Sunnah and Salafiyyah, but (in reality) he’s a innovator, it’s a must that Allah will expose his inner affairs no matter how long he remains hidden.”

Source: Al-Fataawaa al-Jaliyyah 27
Translated by: Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
3rd of Safar, 1436 (26th of November, 2014)
Masjid Nur Allah, LeFrak City, Corona, NYC

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Islamic Ruling on Happy New Years

Question Posed to Shaykh Mohammad ibn ‘Alee al-Ferkoos (may Allaah preserve him):

What is the view of Islaam regarding that which is named Happy New Years?

All of the praise is due to Allaah. May the Salaah and the Salaam of Allaah be upon the one who He has sent as a mercy to the creation. May it also be upon his family, followers, companions and his brothers (in faith) until the Last Day. As to what follows:

Firstly it’s befitting to bring  the attention to the fact that Islaam doesn’t have a “view” in the matters of jurisprudence and matters of creed as has come in your question, the likes which you have in the different schools of jurisprudence and the different Continue reading