Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Not a Defense of the noble Shaykh, Aboo ‘Uthmaan Muhammad bin ‘Uthmaan al-‘Anjaree, but rather a defense of the Carriers of the Salafee Manhaj - Ash-Shaykh (Dr.) Ahmad bin ‘Umar Baazmool

بســم الله الرحمــن الرحيــم

Verily All praise is due to Allaah, we praise Him, we seek His help, & we seek His forgiveness.  And we seek refuge in Allaah from the evil of our own selves & our own evil actions.  Whomever Allaah guides, none can lead astray, & whomever Allaah leads astray there is none that can guide him aright.  And I bear witness that nothing has the right to be worshipped in truth except Allaah, Alone without partner, & I bear witness that Muhammad is His ‘Abd & His Messenger.  Indeed the most truthful of speech is the Speech of Allaah, & the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad.  And the most evil of affairs are the newly-invented affairs, & every newly-invented affair is a bid’ah, & every bid’ah is misguidance & going astray, & every misguidance & going astray is in the Fire.

To proceed:

So from the blessings of Allaah upon the student of knowledge is that the People of Knowledge praise him & mention his virtue & his trustworthiness, & his status in regards to the Sunnah & his firmness upon it.

So how about if the one giving the praise is the carrier of the banner of Jarh wat-Ta’deel without dispute !  And an Imaam of the People of Tawheed & Sunnah without debate !!

And he is our father, the Imaam, the ‘Aalim ar-Rabbaanee (the scholar who cultivates & nurtures the people upon the Haqq), the Salafee, the carrier of the banner of Jarh wat-Ta’deel [1] by testification of the major Imaams, & from them Al-Albaanee– may Allaah have mercy upon all of them.

And from those whom our Shaykh, the Imaam, Rabee’ bin Haadee ‘Umayr al-Madkhalee has  recommended & praised  - حفظه الله تعالى – is: our noble brother, the Salafee, the striver, the nurturer, Aboo ‘Uthmaan Muhammad bin ‘Uthmaan al-‘Anjaree – حفظه الله تعالى  - in spite of the humiliation of the people of jealousy, bid’a, ahwaa’ wad-dalaal  (innovation, desires, & misguidance)

And from what is astonishing & strange is that some of the insignificant ones from the Haddaadiyyah & the Mumayyi’ah attempt to disparage & slander the noble Shaykh, the striver, Muhammad al-‘Anjaree!

In His Highness & Loftiness, Allaah witnesses that I did not write this column in defense of the person of our brother, Shaykh Aboo ‘Uthmaan Muhammad ‘Uthmaan al-‘Anjaree, rather (I wrote it) in defense of the carriers of the Salafee manhaj !

And here are some of the words of the Imaam Rabee’ bin Haadee ‘Umayr al-Madkhalee in praise of ash-Shaykh Muhammad al-‘Anjaree حفظه الله تعالى:

The Imaam Rabee’ al-Madkhalee حفظه الله تعالى said:
“Indeed I do not know about these two men – Muhammad al-‘Anjaree & Ahmad as-Subay’ee – I do not know about them except that they are from the notable and distinguished of the Salafees [2] & from the most virtuous of them !
And I do not know of them that they incline towards Faalih (al-Harbee) & not towards other than him from those who oppose the Salafee manhaj!!!
We know of them their firmness upon the Sunnah,  إن شاء الله...
Everything that is said against them is baatil (falsehood & futility) & is wrong, so the one who says the like of this speech must fear Allaah.” 

And I was commenting on the speech of our Shaykh, the Imaam Rabee’ al-Madkhalee, on the date of 21 Jan 2009, & from what I said in it was:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

May Allaah reward with goodness our Shaykh, the carrier of the banner of Jarh wat-Ta’deel in this time with knowledge, forbearance, gentleness, wisdom, & moderation in his praise of the noble Shaykh Muhammad al-‘Anjaree & the noble Shaykh Ahmad as-Subay’ee, both of whom:

  • make the Haqq known openly

  • guide & direct the creation

  • defend the Salafee manhaj

  • clarify the condition of some of those in opposition to the manhaj of the Salafus-Saalih.

(And this is) from what arouses anger in the hearts of those in opposition to the manhaj of the Salafus-Saalih & causes their tongues to chirp with slander, defamation, & criticism, lying & speaking vilely against the noble Shaykh Muhammad al-‘Anjaree & the noble Shaykh Ahmad as-Subay’ee.

And from this tazkiyyah are a number of benefits:

The first benefit:
Refutation of those who level accusations against the Salafee Mashaayikh, that they don’t have anything except disparaging & criticizing, & that they don’t make recommendations of anyone, to the point of (saying) that they do not know anything except knowledge of at-Tajreeh (disparaging people) without at-Ta’deel (any praise for people).

The Second benefit:
That giving tazkiyyah for people is only built upon their actions & statements which are in agreement with the Salaf, in ‘Aqeedah & manhaj, truthfulness & justice, & just as our compassionate father Rabee’ al-Madkhalee said:  “Indeed a persons actions are what stand as a recommendation for him, & they are what prove his honesty from his dishonesty.”

The Third benefit:
That the two respected Shaykhs Muhammad al-‘Anjaree & Ahmad as-Subay’ee are from the Mashaayikh whom knowledge is to be taken from and are referred back to, due to what they possess from straight, correct methodology, & sound knowledge.

The Fourth benefit:
That whoever slanders & attacks their manhaj, then he is more deserving of being spoken against, because the one who attacks & disparages is in contradiction to what they both have from adherence to the manhaj of the Salafus-Saalih.

The Fifth benefit:
That the Shaykh recommended them both & testified that they are from those who are firm upon the manhaj. And in this is an indication towards the refutation of whoever obtains a tazkiyyah from an ‘aalim that he is salafee, then (after that) he opposes the Salafee manhaj & uses the tazkiyyah of the ‘Aalim (as a proof for himself). And the miskeen who doesn’t know, he does not understand that the tazkiyyah of the ‘Aalim for (that person) was only in relation to his adherence to the manhaj of the Salaf, so if he opposes & contradicts the manhaj of the Salaf, then the tazkiyyah does not apply to him.

The Sixth benefit:
That the one who is firm upon the Salafee manhaj, the one who calls to it & spreads it, he is from the pure, true Salafees.  And in this is a refutation of the one who wants to enter into Salafiyyah everyone who claims (to be Salafee).  So the Salafiyoon are the People of Strangeness (Ghurbah) & they are the aided, saved sect upon the Haqq; they are not harmed by those who oppose them, nor by those who forsake & abandon aiding & supporting them. 
And for that, whoever makes Salafiyyah a methodology that is vast & inclusive, whoever claims Salafiyyah enters into it (with the banner) “all are Salafees”, even if he was one who opposes the manhaj of the Salaf, then indeed he has invented a lie & falsehood against the Salafus-Saalih & their trustworthy, sincerely advising manhaj.

And finally:
So I say to the Mashaayikh as-Salafiyeen, Jazaakum Allaahu khayran for your efforts towards the Da’watus-Salafiyyah & in spreading knowledge, & in refuting those in opposition.
And congratulations to the two, noble Shaykhs for the tazkiyyah of the carrier of Jarh wat-Ta’deel, our Shaykh Rabee’ al-Madkhalee for them.... [end]

Going back to the beginning:
And from the tazkiyyah of the Imaam Rabee’ al-Madkhalee for Shaykh Muhammad al-‘Anjaree, is the tazkiyyah that took place on the day of al-Khamees (Thursday), the night of Jumu’ah, coinciding with the 5th of the month of Muharram, the year 1435 H, in which he said حفظه الله تعالى:

“Knowledge is taken – may Allaah bless you – from Muhammad al-‘Anjaree, &  Khaalid ath-Thufayree & ‘Aadil Mansoor, for they are from the callers to Allaah تبارك وتعالى !  And from the strongest of the people in their Salafiyyah!
And they have striving & encouragement for the Salafees in the lands of the ‘Arabs & the non-‘Arabs!   So I advise the brothers in Kerala that they take knowledge from them. And I advise whoever speaks against them that he withhold his tongue, because this is from blocking & turning (people) away from the Path of Allaah !!!
May Allaah guide everyone to what He loves & is pleased with.”   [End]

See the article:
New Tazkiyyah from our father, al-‘Allaamah Rabee’ bin Haadee al-Madkhalee for the Mashaayikh Muhammad al-‘Anjaree, ‘Aadil Mansoor, & Khaalid ath-Thufayree  

And in conclusion:   So these are some of the the tazkiyyaat of our Shaykh & our father, the Imaam Rabee’ bin Haadee ‘Umayr al-Madkhalee for the Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Uthmaan al-‘Anjaree ! And they are a lump in the throats of the mukhaalifeen, may Allaah not increase them in their numbers.

I ask Allaah, al-Kareem, that He reward the Mashaayikh as-Salafiyeen with the best of rewards, & that He protect them by His Protection, & care for them with His Care.

Written by: 
Ahmad bin ‘Umar bin Saalim Baazmool
Monday, 22 Shawwaal 1435H  (18 August, 2014)
1:30 pm

[1] the specialized science of disparaging & praising of men & clarifying their condition
[2]  Our Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Umar Baazmool said to me:  “I met Shaykh Muhammad al-‘Anjaree & sat with him & heard his speech & we discussed some affairs related to da’wah & knowledge-based issues, so I found him to be a virtuous man, a person of Sunnah & precise insight.  Allaah has indeed opened up affairs for him that show the deepness of his knowledge & his understanding !

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"The best du'aa is the du'aa on the Day of 'Arafah..."

The Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

(( خَيرُ الدُّعَاءِ : دُعَاءُ يَومِ عَرَفَةَ ، وَ خَيرُ مَا قُلْتُ أَنَا وَ النَّبِيُّونَ مِنْ قَبْلِي :  لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ ، وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ المُلكُ ، وَ لَهُ الحَمدُ ، وَ هُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيءٍ قَدِيرٌ ))

"The best du'aa is the du'aa on the Day of 'Arafah, and the best thing that I and the Prophets before me said is:  

'Laa ilaaha illallaah, wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-Mulku 
wa lahul-hamd,  wa huwa 'alaa kulli shayin qadeer'."

(There is nothing that deserves to be worshipped in truth except Allaah, He is Alone and has no partner, to Him belongs the dominion and to Him belongs all praise, and He is All-Powerful over all things) [1]

[1]  At-Tirmidhee (#3585): Declared hasan by Shaykh al-Albaanee. See As-Saheehah (#1503)

The first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah

Know-baarakAllaahu feekum- that the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah are the best and most virtuous days of the year –for both the pilgrim and those who stay behind.  They are days of striving to gain closeness and proximity to Allaah and seeking His Mercy and Forgiveness.  They are days of Salaah, and Zakaah/Sadaqah, du'aa and the remembrance of Allaah, sincere repentance, and all other virtuous deeds.

Allaah swore by these days in His saying:

} وَالْفَجْرِ * وَلَيَالٍ عَشْرٍ {

"By the Dawn, and by the Ten Nights." [1]

And the Prophet (Sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

(( أَفضَلُ أَيَّامِ الدُّنيَا أَيَّامُ العَشْرِ ))
"The best days in the dunyaa are the ten days." [2]

And the Prophet (Sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

(( مَا مِنْ أَيَامٍ  العَمَلُ الصَّالِحُ فَيهَا أَحَبُّ إَلَى اللهِ مِن أيامِ العَشرِ ))
قَالُواْ: يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ!  وَ لاَ الجِهَادُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللهِ؟
قال: (( و لاَ الجِهَادُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللهِ؛ إِلاَّ رَجُلٌ خَرَجَ بِنَفسِهِ وَ مَالِهِ ، فَلَمْ يَرْجِعْ مِن ذَلِكَ بِشَيءٍ ))

" There are no days during which good righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than the ten days (the first ten days of Dhil-Hijjah)."
So the Companions asked: "Not even Jihaad in the Path of Allaah?"
He said: "Not even Jihaad in the Path of Allaah, except for a man who goes out with his person and his wealth, and comes back with nothing." [3]

During these days it is recommended to increase in making takbeer, tahleel, and tamheed, and to increase in all types of righteous deeds, like prayer, fasting, giving in charity and so on. 


And from these righteous actions is fasting the Day of 'Arafah.  The Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

((يُكَفَّرَ السَّنَةَ الَّتِي قَبْلَهُ ، وَ السَّنَةَ الَّتِي بَعْدَهُ ))

"It expiates (the sins) of the previous year, and the following year." [4]

All of the evil deeds you did, all of the sins you committed against yourself – of the past year and the year to come – wiped away by fasting this one day!!

And this fast is for those who remained behind, as fasting the Day of 'Arafah by those who are at 'Arafah is not from the guidance of the Prophet (Sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam) and his Companions.  'Abdullaah bin 'Umar (Radiyallaahu 'anhumaa) was asked about fasting the Day of 'Arafah by those at 'Arafah. He said: "I made Hajj with the Prophet (Sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam) and he did not fast it, and with Aboo Bakr and he did not fast it, and with 'Umar and he did not fast it, and 'Uthmaan and he did not fast it. And I do not fast it, nor do I order it, nor do I prohibit it." [5]

The Day of an-Nahr:

Of these 10 blessed days is the Day of an-Nahr, or 'Eedul-Adhaa. The Prophet (Sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

(( إَنَّ أَعْظَمَ الأَيَّامِ عِندَ اللهِ تَبارَكَ وَ تَعالَى يَومُ النَّحْرِ ، ثُمَّ يَومُ القَرَِّ ))

"Verily the greatest of Days with Allaah- the Blessed and Most High- is the Day of Sacrifice, then the Day of Rest [following it]." [6]

This day commemorates the day in which Ibraaheem ('Alayhis-Salaam) was instructed by Allaah to sacrifice his firstborn son Ismaa'eel ('Alayhis-Salaam) –and Allaah, out of His great expansive mercy and kindness – gave in his place a ram. So on this day, in commemoration of the sacrifice of Ibraaheem ('Alayhis-Salaam), it is upon those who have the means to sacrifice a camel, cow, sheep or goat.

The Prophet (Sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

(( مَنْ كَانَ لَهُ سَعَةٌ وَ لَم يُضَحِّ فَلاَ يَقْرَبَنَّ مُصَلاَّنَا ))

"Whoever has the means, and does not sacrifice,
should not approach our musallaa." [7]

And the one who has the ability and intends to sacrifice an animal, then he is not to cut his hair and nails, from the first day of Dhul-Hijjah up until after he sacrifices.

And Allaah has made the days of An-Nahr and at-Tashreeq (the 3 days that follow it) days of eating and drinking.

The Takbeeraat:

From the day of 'Arafah (9th of Dhil-Hijjah) up until the 'Asr prayer on the 13th day of Dhil-Hijjah, after the Salaah, we make the takbeeraat.

Ibn Abee Shaybah reported that 'Alee (Radiyallaahu 'anhu) used to make the takbeer beginning after the Fajr prayer on the Day of 'Arafah, up until after the 'Asr prayer on the last day of Tashreeq (the 13th day of Dhil-Hijjah). As for the wording of the Takbeer, then there is nothing authentically reported from the Prophet (Sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam). Rather, what we find is the 'Abdullaah  bin Mas'ood (Radiyallaahu 'anhu) used to say:

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallaah,
wallaahu akbar, Allaahu Akbar, wa lillaahil-Hamd [8]

And Ibn 'Abbaas (Radiyallaahu 'anhumaa) used to say:

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, wa lillaahil-Hamd.
Allaahu Akbar wa ajalla, Allaahu Akbar 'alaa ma hadaanaa. [9]

So it is upon us to exert ourselves in obedience to Allaah during these 10 blessed days, from their beginning till their end; increasing in our salaah, trying to fast the Day of 'Arafah, making mention of Allaah in abundance, sadaqah, sacrificing an animal on the Day of An-Nahr or the days that follow it, recitation of the Qur'aan, Repenting to Allaah, seeking His mercy and forgiveness, and so forth. For there is no time like these 10 days:

(( مَا مِنْ أَيَامٍ  العَمَلُ الصَّالِحُ فَيهَا أَحَبُّ إَلَى اللهِ مِن أيامِ العَشرِ ))

" There are no days during which good righteous deeds
are more beloved to Allaah than the ten days."

And Allaah (Tabaaraka wa Ta'aala) knows best.

Adapted from the notes for a khutbah delivered by Aboo Sufyaan Beecher
Masjid al-'Uthmaan, Kuwait City, 1425H

[1]  Al-Fajr (89):1-2
[2]  al-Bazzaar. See Saheehul-Jaami' of Shaykh Al-Albaanee (#1133)
[3]   Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim from Ibn 'Umar and others, al-Bukhaaree from Ibn 'Abbaas, Muslim from Abee Sa'eed, At-Tahaawiyyah (#734), Saheeh Sunan Abee Daawood (#2438), and As-Saheehah (#1471).
[4]  Saheeh Sunan at-Tirmidhee (#749)
[5]  Saheeh Sunan at-Tirmidhee (#751)
[6]  Saheeh Sunan Aboo Daawood (#1552)
[7]  Saheeh Sunan Ibn Maajah (#2549): Hasan.
[8]  Ibn Abee Shaybah
[9]  al-Bayhaqee (3/315)