Friday, July 7, 2017

Whoever wants to advise the one in authority..... a tremendous answer by Shaykh Muhammad Al-'Anjaree

The Noble Shaykh Aboo 'Uthmaan Muhammad Al-'Anjaree -  حفظه الله ورعاه -  was asked:

"We want from you some naseehah towards the Dawlah (the State) on how it can get rid of the jamaa'ah of Ikhwaan (Al-Muslimeen)?"

The Shaykh answered:

"The State is not advised in this way.  This is the way of the Ikhwaanee!!

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم  (mentions that) whoever wants to advise the one in authority - & here my noble brother is al-faariq (the distinguishing factor between the Sunnee & the person of bid'a).

The Sunnee, if he wants to give naseehah to the person in authority & those he has given authority, he goes to him in private (to advise him).  So if he implements & follows this naseehah , then that is good, & if not then he has carried out what was upon him to do.

Like this the Prophet  صلى الله عليه وسلم  ordered us."

Original Audio file

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

“We are upon Clarity” - Shaykh Muhammad ‘Uthmaan Al-‘Anjaree

From Allaah’s blessings & favors upon us is that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم left us upon the path of Clarity, as (comes) in his saying (صلى الله عليه وسلم):
“Indeed I left you upon Baydaa’ (clear guidance), it’s night is
like it’s day (in it’s clarity),  & no one deviates from it after me
except that he is destroyed.”  [1]

And the Lord of Might & Power جلّ وعلا  guaranteed the Ummah of Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم the protection & preservation of His Book, when He – the Most High – said:
“Indeed it is We Who sent down the Dhikr [the Qur’aan],
& it is Us Who will preserve & protect it.” [Al-Hijr (15):9]

So this tremendous blessing was bestowed by Al-Mawlaa [Allaah] so the Deen, with it’s nusoos (texts) & it’s ahkaam (rulings), remains far & removed from deviation, distortion, & alternation, & He increased us in His Favor & Blessings - سبحانه – as (comes) in the hadeeth of Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم with his saying:
“Indeed Allaah will raise up for this Ummah at the end of every
one hundred years those who will revive & renew the affairs of
their Deen for them.”  [2]

And tajdeed (revival & renewal) here means the removal of bid’a & the innovated desires, & reviving & purifying the guidance of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم from the deviation & distortion of those who go beyond bounds, & the false interpretations of the liars.

And the Favor of Allaah upon us is not restricted to what was mentioned previously.  Rather he صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
“There will not cease to be a group from my Ummah who are
manifest & apparent (upon the Haqq).  They will not be harmed
by those who abandon & forsake them, nor those who openly
oppose them, up until the command of Allaah comes & they are
firmly upon that.”

So this is a Divine guarantee of a group of the ‘Ulamaa’ remaining manifest & clear for the Ummah, those who adhere to the Book of Allaah & the guidance of His Prophet.  And by that, the ‘Aqeedah of Ahlul-Haqq remains & is permanent until Yawmul-Qiyaamah, by Divine protection & decree that Allaah has decreed (to come about).

And indeed we have seen – affirming the truthfulness of that – a man from the remnants of the Salafus-Saalihرحمهم الله - & he is the ‘Allaamah Al-Albaanee, who made easy for all of the Ummah to distinguish the authentic hadeeth from the weak.  And what is amazing is that he [was] one man, a non-‘arab, who had no one to support or aid him except Allaah, he was able, through working by himself, to serve the Ummah with a tremendous service in reviving their Deen.  Rather he was able to do what the [innovated] Islaamic political groups & parties could not do, with all of their resources & capabilities.

So this is a mercy from Allaah’s Mercies towards this Ummah, & it is upon us to show gratitude & gratefulness for the blessings & bounties (He has favored us with).”


Written by Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Uthmaan Al-‘Anjaree حفظه الله تعالى
Originally published in Al-Qabas Newspaper 15/6/2001
Rendered into English & Edited by ‘Uthmaan Beecher for Salafiyyah-Kuwait

[1]  Declared saheeh by al-Imaam Al-Albaanee. See As-Saheehah #937.
[2]  Declared saheeh by al-Imaam Al-Albaanee. See As-Saheehah #599.


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