Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn Ṣâliḥ `Uthaymīn (may Allâh have mercy upon him) stated:
Eating the Saḥūr is Sunnah. If the person eats it, it is better. This is based on the statement of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم):
Take the Saḥūr for indeed there’s a blessing in the Saḥūr. (Bukhāri and Muslim)
If he doesn’t eat it, there’s no sin upon him. Many from amongst the people eat much at night for dinner so when the person gets up during the last part of the night he doesn’t have the desire for food and remains (sufficed) upon his dinner. Continue reading →
The Noble Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn Sāliḥ al-‘Uthaymīn (may Allāh have mercy upon him) was asked:
Question: What is the ruling on changing the intention during the prayer? As an example: I forgot (to pray) Salāt adh-Dhuhr and the time for Salātul-‘Aṣr came in. So I entered into Salātul-‘Aṣr with the intentions that it’s ‘Aṣr; then, in the third Rakaʿah, I remembered I didn’t pray Dhuhr. Therefore, I changed the intention. So what is upon me to do?
Answer: Now I ask you a question, when the (person) changed the intention – the intention of praying ‘Aṣr to praying Dhuhr – did he negate the ‘Aṣr or not? He negated it. Therefore the ‘Aṣr has become negated. Also, when he made the intentions for the prayer that it is Dhuhr, is his intention sound while he did not intend it from the beginning? Therefore both of the prayers are invalid. Continue reading →
Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allāh have mercy upon him):
If the person who speaks the truth intends (with that) being uppermost in the land (over the people) and/or causing corruption therein, then he is on the same level as the one who fights out of fanaticism and showing off. On the other hand, if the person speaks (the truth) sincerely for the sake of Allāh, making the religion for Him (Alone), he is from the Mujāhidīn (i.e. those who strive) on the path of Allāh; (he is from the) inheritors of the Prophets (and) the successors of the Messengers.
Source: Al-Fatāwā, 28/235
Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
30th of Muḥarram, 1437 AH (11/13/2015)
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The Noble Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree (may Allah preserve him) stated:
The mistake is considered a mistake, even if the intentions (of the person committing) were sound. However, the soundness of (one’s) intentions is signified by (one’s) returning back (to the truth) from the mistake. Continue reading →