Wednesday, October 26, 2016

He claimed: This is Zuhd !! - Shaykh Muhammad Al-'Anjaree

Bismillah Ar Rahmaan Ar Raheem

Dear respected Brothers,

I'd like to remind myself and the brothers about the importance of sticking to the Sunnah of Muhammad (ﷺ) and the Sunnah of his companions, at the heads of them Abu Bakr, 'Umar and 'Uthmaan. They were the best of mankind after the Prophets and Messengers. And they were the best of the people in Zuhd, in Aqeedah, Tawheed and they are the best.  And we find that all of them were people of business & trade & were Strong and tough workers & were better than the rest of the Prophet's companions with the consensus of the Muslims.
And the Prophet (ﷺ) said : "The Qawee(strong) believer is more beloved to Allaah than the one who is weak...and in both of them is good."  And the Khulafa Ar Rashideen are the strongest from the companions without doubt.

The Prophet (ﷺ) said : "Take as role models (to follow) those two that come after me!" Then he pointed to Aboo Bakr & 'Umar.

And the Prophet (ﷺ) said "Upon you is to follow my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Khulafa Ar Rashideen" (AlAqwiya The people of upper hand -The Strong ones)

And to clarify what we have mentioned above we have this benefit that:
The Prophet (ﷺ) saw 'Umar one day wearing a white thawb, & asked 'Umar: "Is this a new thawb you're wearing or an old one that you washed?" 'Umar replied: "It is an old one." So the Prophet (ﷺ)  told him:
‎«الْبَسْ جَدِيدًا، وَعِشْ حَمِيدًا، وَمُتْ شَهِيدًا»
"Wear something new, live a respectful life and die the death of a Martyr."
[Ibn Maajah, Ahmad. Declared saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaanee]

And Abu Nadrah said: When any of the Companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) put on a new garment, he was told: 'May you wear it out and may Allah give you another in its place.'
Narrated by Aboo Dawood and authenticated by Ibn Hajar.

And now we want to take a look at our scholars understanding of Zuhd:
Like the scholar Sufyaan ath-Thawree said: "Zuhd in this world is not in eating dry food and not in wearing rough clothing, indeed Zuhd in this world is only: not expecting to live long (preparing for death)"

And like Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah said :  "And it has come about with many from the Later generations that they couple poverty with the meanings of Zuhd! 
And Zuhd ( Abstinence ) could be with the rich or could be with the poor.  
And you find from the Prophets and some of companions who were people of Zuhd who had with them a lot of riches...."
And here is an important benefit that we'd like to highlight to our Sunnee Brothers and Sisters:
Look at all of the other religions and sects.  And it's clearly seen in the jews and christians that the affair of the people of knowledge is such that they are lazy & don't have to earn money and if not daily, constantly asking the people for money. Yes Lazy & proud in their laziness and they love it & they make it a part of their religion.  As Allaah سبحانه و تعالى said in the Quran : 'Rahbaniyyah which they created for themselves, we did not prescribe for them'. Verse 27 surat Alhadeed.  And as in the statement of the Prophet (ﷺ) in the musnad of Imaam Ahmad:  'There is no Rahbaniyyah in Islaam.'
The people pay them to seclude themselves from the worldly lives. And they wear clothes that gives a certain message to the people to show their Rahbaniyya.

So it upon us is to follow the way of the companions like Abu Bakr , Umar , Uthmaan & Ali and all the rest of the companions of Muhammad (ﷺ).

Like Imaam Ahmad said : Usool us Sunnah with us is:   To hold on firm to the way of the companions of Muhammad (ﷺ) and take them as our role models.

Trans.  Aboo 'Abdillaah Nabil Chogle

Friday, October 14, 2016

A tremendous hadeeth regarding the Khawaarij with points of benefit mentioned by Shaykh Ahmad as-Subay’ee حفظه الله تعالى


Anas bin Maalik (رضي الله عنه) said:  “A man was mentioned to the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم), so they mentioned his strength in Jihaad & his striving in ‘Ibaadah.  So the man turned (to face them), then the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:  “By the One Who holds my soul in His Hand, verily I see in his face a mark of shaytaan.”

Then (the man) came close (to them) & gave them Salaam.  So the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said (to him):  “Did you think to yourself when you approached us that there was no one amongst the people better than you?”  

He said: “Yes.” [1]   

And he went away & demarcated a place to pray in, & he lined his feet up & began praying.

Then the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:  “Which one of you will go to him & kill him?”  

So Aboo Bakr went & he found him praying.  
He said: So he was afraid to kill him (because he was praying)[and left].   

So the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “Which one of you will go to him & kill him?”  

Then ‘Umar stood up & said:  “I will go to him!”  
So he found him praying & he did the same as what Aboo Bakr did, & he returned.   

So ‘Alee said:  “I will (go & kill him)!”  So (the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:  “You will, if you find him!”  And then he_went & found that he had left.

So Allaah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “Indeed this (man) is the first head (of them) to come out of my Ummah.  If you had killed him, no two people from my Ummah would have differed.” [2]  

Then he said:  “Indeed Banee Israa’eel divided & split into 71 sects, & indeed my Ummah will divide & split into 72 sects, all of them in the fire, except for one, & it is the Jamaa’ah.”


It was collected by Ibn Al-Muqree’ in Al-Mu’jam (#411), Al-Marwazee in Ta’theem Qadris-Salaah (#330), ‘Abdur-Razzaaq in his Musannaf (#18674), Ad-Daaraqutnee (#1756), Ibn Battah in Al-Ibaanatul-Kubraa (#41), Al-Hilyah (3/52), & declared saheeh by Ad-Diyaa’ Al-Maqdisee in Al-Ahaadeeth Al-Mukhtaarah (#2497).  Al-Imaam Al-Albaanee declared it saheeh with supporting narrations with different wordings in As-Saheehah (#2495). 


Commentary of Ash-Shaykh Ahmad As-Subay’ee حفظه الله تعالى:

In it are fawaa’id:

1)    The people’s being deceived by the matters that are apparent, particularly in regards to ‘Ibaadah.

2)    The characteristic of ahlul-ahwaa’ of recitation (of the Qur’aan) & striving (in ‘Ibaadah), due to which fitnah comes about.

3)    The tremendous status of al-firaasah (perception & insight) & discernment by the Light of Allaah & seeing the indicative signs & clues – even though the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, it was revealed to him.

4)    That ijtihad (striving) in ‘Ibaadah does not prevent the influence of shaytaan & the presence of illnesses

5)    The danger of at-taawoosiyyah (a person believing in his heart that he is better, greater, or more established upon the Haqq), & arrogance & self-amazement upon a person’s Deen - and Allaah’s refuge is sought.

6)    The great importance & status of the Salaah with Aboo Bakr & ‘Umar رضي الله عنهما as it is in the Shar’ (the Legislation).

7)    The special characteristic of nobility of ‘Alee  رضي الله عنهin fighting the Khawaarij.

8)    The influential decree of Allaah in the splitting & division (of the Ummah) & what is in it from Hikmah (Wisdom).

9)    The importance of the hadeeth of Iftiraaq (the splitting of the Ummah) to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) & the Companions, then to Ahlus-Sunnah.

10)  That splitting due to al-ahwaa’ (bid’a), it is not necessary that it be connected to an apparent knowledge-based issue due to the similarity (between them). So this man, it was only by the outward behavioral manifestations seen upon him that he was judged, by the Prophet, that he is from ahlul-ahwaa’.

11)  The Generosity of Allaah (عزّ وجل) & the expansiveness of His Favor & His Mercy when He ordained means that exist by His Hikmah to serve as aayaat (signs) that affirm the truthfulness of what He related & informed of.

12)  The nobility of Aboo Bakr & ‘Umar رضي الله عنهما due to the preference of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) for them both in regards to the noble, illustrious actions.

And in it are other that from fawaa’id, and Allaah knows best.

[1]  In some narrations “O Allaah, yes!”
[2]  “By the One Who holds my soul in His hand, if you all had killed him, he would have been the first fitnah & it’s last.”  Collected by Ahmad (5/42),  & in As-Sunnah of Ibn Abee ‘Aasim (2/457). Shaykh Al-Albaanee:  “This isnaad is saheeh according to the conditions of Muslim.” [As-Saheehah (#2495)]  

Translation:   Aboo Sufyaan 'Uthmaan Beecher

Monday, July 18, 2016

Ahlus-Sunnah consider Erdogan to be a ruler according to the Sharee'ah - Shaykh Ahmad as-Subay'ee [excerpt]

Shaykh Ahmad as-Subay'ee حفظه الله تعالى said:

"So they [Ahlus-Sunnah] consider President Erdogan to be a legitimate ruler according to the Sharee’ah, having the right of As-Sami' wat-Taa'ah, & leaving obedience to him & rebelling against him is forbidden, & it is forbidden to criticize him openly, even if he is affiliated with the jamaa’ah of Ikhwaanul-Muslimeen who are well-known to the People of Knowledge for bid’ah.  So this jamaa’ah is criticized for it’s bid’a, & President Erdogan, it is not allowed to criticize him openly.  

So O Allaah!  How beautiful is the da’wah of the Sunnah & how complete, in it’s thoroughness, it’s mercy, it’s justice, & it’s beauty & it’s richness, & that it is from the greatest reasons of goodness, righteousness & rectification.  

(O Allaah! Make us & our brothers from those who adhere to it & practice it, with truthfulness & sincerity, & complete for us Your Favor by increase in Knowledge & Action upon it.)"

- excerpt from إنقلاب تركيا وفضيحة أهل البدع (The coup-attempt in Turkey & the disgrace of ahlul-bid'a

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The coup-attempt in Turkey & the disgrace of ahlul-bid'a - Shaykh Ahmad as-Subay'ee [excerpt]

Shaykh Ahmad as-Subay'ee  حفظه الله said:

"The latest event (the attempted coup in Turkey) exposed the despicability of ahlul-bid’a, & their opportunism, & the amount of what is in their chests from innovated desires & oppression.  So (with them) there is no legitimate ruler except for one from their ahzaab, & no explicit, clear positions or opinions unless it is in the benefit of their jamaa’aat.  Rather the ugliness of bid’ah has brought them to ruling by other than what Allaah revealed by making  the polls & ballot boxes the only measurement for the rule of the ruler or that he is the legitimate ruler.  And what is understood from this is that all of the rulers not elected through elections are not legitimate rulers. And they know that these polls are a part of the integrated system which is democracy, & it is ruling by other than what Allaah (عزّ وجل) revealed. And it is (the exact same thing) that they used to declared the rulers to be kuffaar for - for decades - & called them tawaagheet (false deities) because of that, & they know for a surety that all of their knowledge & da’wah-based efforts that they expended for decades were to make this system legitimate by distortion & deviation so that it will become from Islaam or not be in opposition to Islaam, & all of these were failed efforts in front of all of the Muslims – except for their followers." 

- excerpt from إنقلاب تركيا وفضيحة أهل البدع (The coup-attempt in Turkey & the disgrace of ahlul-bid'a

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Ahlul-Bid'a hide themselves behind the Imaams of Ahlus-Sunnah in order to spread their bid'ah - Shaykh Rabee' حفظه الله تعالى

Ash-Shaykh, al-‘Allaamah (Dr.) Rabee’ bin Haadee al-Madkhalee - حفظه الله تعالى - said in his "Adh-Dharee’ah illa Bayaani Maqaasid Kitaabish-Sharee’ah" (2/101):

“This way is from the ways & techniques of the people of bid’a & fitan, it is a must that they conceal themselves behind a personality from the prominent, well-known personalities.  So the Qadariyyah hid behind Al-Hasan [Al-Basree], & they wrote, spread & authored treatises falsely ascribing the bid’ah of denying Al-Qadar (Allaah's Pre-Decree) to Al-Hasan & he was not from them.

And the Khawaarij used to conceal (themselves) behind another tremendous personality, Aboo ash-Sha’thaa’a Jaabir bin Zayd [1], one of the major students of Ibn ‘Abbaas, (from) the major Fuqahaa’.  The Khawaarij disguised themselves with him.

So this is from the tricks of the people of bid’a, because their bid’a does not spread if they don’t conceal themselves behind the a’immah of Islaam.  And many of the people do this.  The Qutbiyyah would not have spread except by concealing themselves behind Ibn Taymiyyah & Ibnul-Qayyim, & Ibn Baaz, Al-Albaanee & Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, & other than them from the respected personalities that are accepted by the people of the world.  So they say: ‘we are students of Ibn Baaz, we are upon the manhaj of the Salaf, & from the students of Al-Albaanee, we are students of Ibn ‘Uthaymeen’, & these people pretend that those Imaams are with them.  So their tricks fool many of the youth who love knowledge, & love the ‘Ulamaa’, & love Islaam & love the Haqq, but the tricks of those people deceive many of the people, so they fall into their snare.”

* Rendered into English by Aboo Sufyaan 'Uthmaan Beecher

[1]  Jaabir bin Zayd al-Azdee al-Basree, famous by his kunya Aboo ash-Sha’thaa’a (d.93H), from the Taabi’een, a trustworthy narrator, a faqeeh. Refer to Taqreeb at-Tah-dheeb (1/136 #863)