Category Archives: Minhaj

Zakaatul-Fitr

Zakaatul-Fitr.

 Al-Waalid (The Father), The Noble Shaykh Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Marzouq Al-Bannaa – hafidhahullahu ta’aalaa – says in his book “As-Siyaamu Junnah (Fasting Is A Safeguard/Protection)”.

Ibn Umar – ridhwaan Allahi alayhi – said: Allah’s Messenger – salallahu alayhi wa sallam – obligated Zakaatul-Fitr (Charity to the poor after the completion of the fast of Ramadhaan) as a Saa’an (Note: A measure which equals 4 mudds or 3 to 4 kilograms (approx.)) from Tamr (Dates), or Saa’an from Sha’eer (Barley), upon Al-Abd (The Slave), Al-Hurr (The Free Person), Adh-Dhakar (The Male) and Al-Unthaa (The Female); as well as As-Sagheer (The Small i.e. Child), and Al-Kabeer (The Big i.e. Elderly) from Al-Muslimoon (The Muslims).  He – salallahu alayhi wa sallam – ordered that it be dispersed before An-Naas (The People) leave for As-Salaah (go to Salaatul-Eid).

Al-Allaamah Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullahu ta’aalaa) said, and the statement of Ibn Umar (radhiyyallahu anhumaa), ((Allah’s Messenger obligated - salallahu alayhi wa sallam - )) proves that indeed it is an Fardh Ayn (an obligation upon all of the Muslims (male and female, young and old).  (Al-Jaami’ Li Ahkaam, Fiqhus-Sunnah – by the Esteemed Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullahu ta’aalaa).

Shaykh Uthaymeen contiues by saying, and the foundation in regards to it being Fardhul-Ayn:  That it is upon the Mukallaf (the one who must adhere to this obligation) himself,  which is who this obligation has be placed upon.  Therefore, the person is obligated to disperse Zakaatul-Fitr for himself.  The son is obligated to disperse Zakaatul-Fitr for himself.  Just as every Mukallaf is obligated to disperse Zakaatul-Fitr for himself because he has been addressed with it.

However if the Rabbul-Usraah (head of the household) disperses  Zakaatul-Fitr upon the scene on behalf of his family and his children, and if they agree that he will be the one to disperse for the Zakaah, then there is no sin in this.

Added in other narrations from Aboo Sa’eed Al-Khudree – ridhwaan Allahi alayhi -: Saa’an from Ta’aam (Food) or Saa’an from Aqit (Cottage Cheese) or Saa’an from Zabeeb (Raisons) or Saa’an from Daqeeq (Flour) or Saa’an from Sult (Rye). (Note: This narration is not sound, but the meaning and the ruling are correct). Allah knows best.

In Al-Bukhaaree – rahmatullahi alayhi waasi’an -: Ibn Umar used to give it to those who accepted it, and they would give it out a day or 2 days before Al-Fitr and As-Sunnah is that you give out (Zakaatul-Fitr) as Ta’aam (Food). (Note: Partitioning off what comes from Al-Ardh (The Earth) (by the command of Allah) of Qoot Ahlul-Balad (the regular food which is eaten by the people of that country) like Oorz (Rice) or similar to it).

 

 

In Al-Mulakhusul-Fiqhiyyu by The Noble Shaykh  Saalih Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan – hafidhahullahu ta’aalaa .

 Chapter: Regarding Zakaatul-Fitr.

Ash-Shaykh says: As for giving out Al-Qeemah (the worth/value) of Zakaatul-Fitr, in that he pays substituting it (Zakaatul-Fitr) with money/cash.  For this opposses As-Sunnah.  Thus there is no dividing or allocating (Zakaatul-Fitr).  Because it was not transmitted from An-Nabeey – salallahu alayhi wa sallam –  and not from anyone from his Companions – ridhwaan Allahi alayhim – (that) gave out Al-Qeemah (the worth/value) in regards of Zakaatul-Fitr.

 Imaam Ahmad – rahmatullahi alayhi waasi’an – said: Do not give out Al-Qeemah.  It was said to him: Qaum (a group of people) say: Umar Ibn Abdil-Azeez used to take Al-Qeemah.  He (Imaam Ahmad) said: they are challenging the statement of Allah’s Messenger – salallahu alayhi was sallam – and they said: So and So said.  (Imaam Ahmad said): Ibn Umar has already said:  Allah’s Messenger – salallahu alayhi wa sallam – obligated that Zakaatul-Fitr be Saa’an (4 mudds which is equal to 3 to 4 kilograms and Allah knows best)… Al-Hadeeth?!

 

Translated by:  Aboo Abdir-Rahmaan Abdur-Raqeeb

 

As-Siyaamu Junnah (Fasting Is Protection)

Jaabir  (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated, that the Prophet (Allah’s peace and blessing upon him) said,  ((Our Lord, the Mighty and Majestic said:  As-Siyaamu Junnah, it protects by it the servant from hell fire.))

As-Sawmu Junnah (The Fast is Protection), this statement has been affirmed to the Prophet (Allah’s peace and blessing upon him), from many directions.  Taken from “As-Saheehayn”, Saheeh Al-Bukhaariyy and Saheeh Muslim (May Allah bestow His enormous mercy upon them both), from a Hadeeth narrated by Aboo Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (Allah’s peace and blessings upon him)said, as well as being taken from Emaam Ahmad (May Allah bestow His great mercy upon him) with an addition, that ((As-Siyaamu Junnah, and it fortifies by making one impervious to hell fire.)) 

Taken from the Hadeeth of Uthmaan Ibn Abiyy Al-’Aas (May Allah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (Allah’s peace and blessings upon him) said, ((As-Sawmu Junnah from hell fire, just as a shield is for one of you in battle.))

Compiled and translated by:  Aboo Abdir-Rahmaan Abdur-Raqeeb

Jewish Rabbi: Christianity has died AND….

Indeed all praise and thanks are due to Allah, The God of all of the prophets and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon His final prophet and messenger Muhammad, his family, companions and those who follow them until the last day.

As Muslims we attach ourselves to the book of Allah and the sunnah of His messenger without reservation by the leave of Allah. That is our source of refuge and salvation and there is NOTHING equal to them. We ask Allah to make us sincere to Him publicly and privately.

I stumbled upon this video and watched it. In my travels I clearly see what this Rabbi, may Allah guide him to the truth, Islam, is saying. There is a serious moral decline taking place with the Christians.

It wasn’t just two or longer years ago I heard my Sheikh Muhammad Sa’eed Rslan, may Allah preserver him and his family, say the same things to his people about Democracy. He was discouraging and warning his people that they should NOT revolt against President, at that time, Mubaarak. He warned them of the dire, catastrophic results that would come about trying to change the decision of Allah by revolting against their ruler.

Well, they did. They revolted. They did not follow the “Inheritors of the Prophets and Messengers”. And the rest, they say, is history and it is Allah’s refuge and help we seek. For those of us who were in the village at the time of the first revolt we are now living to see everything our Sheikh warned about come to past by the decree of Allah.

But as this Rabbi testifies to, Islam, The Religion of Allah, as a religion carries its followers and suffices them through times likes these. Only Islam has the cure and offers the perfect end.

It is the only religion that gives Allah His rights to be worshiped. And I bear witness that Allah had a Rabbi testify to the same. All praises and thanks are due to Allah, The Tremendous, The Exalted and may peace and blessings of Allah be upon His final messenger Muhammad son of Abdillah.

Aqeedah and Manhaj Are One.

Once after an evening class with Shaykh Muhammad Sa’eed Raslaan (May Allah preserve him and his family upon good), I asked him a question regarding Manhaj. I told Ash-Shaykh that sometimes we hear in the west, a person being described as being sound upon Aqeedah, but corrupt in Manhaj or that he is corrupt in Aqeedah, but sound upon Manhaj.

Shaykh Raslaan laughed upon hearing this. He said, Aqeedah and Manhaj are one. Aqeedah and Manhaj are one. He said that if one is sound in Aqeedah, than he is sound in Manhaj, and if he is corrupt in Aqeedah, he is corrupt in Manhaj. He said, if he is sound in Manhaj, he is sound in Aqeedah, and if he is corrupt in Manhaj, than he is corrupt in Aqeedah.

Ash-Shaykh added, Manhaj comes from Aqeedah, it comes forth from Aqeedah. Manhaj is wide, very wide. But, it still comes from Aqeedah. He added, for ones’ Manhaj to be sound, then his Aqeedah must be sound. Indeed they are one.

Translated by:  Aboo Abdur-Rahmaan Abdur-Raqeeb

Virtues Of “Laa ilaaha illallaah”

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem wa salaatu was salaam ‘alaan nabiyyinaa Muhammad,

A brother, may Allah reward him, gave me this book long ago when I was living in Philly. It’s by one of the scholars in Yemen, may Allah preserve him and all our upright ‘Ulama.

Question: In this passage he highlights one of the major mistakes of the Jamaatu Tabligh. What is their mistake? Can you read and understand it? If not can you ask someone to read it to you? Barakallaahu feekum.

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When I entered Islaam over 20 years ago I began with the Jamaatu Tabligh. They were the predominant group in Georgia at that time. After 2 years of being a Muslim some of their mistakes became apparent to me and Allah continued to guide me towards the sunnah. But the mistake I just posted above was never clear to me until I read it in this book, recently. Allah is truly God and truly The Most Merciful.

As Sheikh Rabee’a ibn Haadee, may Allah have mercy upon him and give him strength, said to us in his home some years back in Makkah, “How long will you allow others to translate your religion for you?” This is why learning Arabic makes ALL the difference!

I have included the beginning of the book in PDF. Very nice read for us beginners in Arabic.

Virtues of “Laa ilaaha illallaah”

Naseehah (Advice) from Shaykh Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab Al-Bannaa

As Salaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh. May Allah have mercy upon me,
you and all of the Muslims. Aameen.

Once, I entered the masjid for our class with our Shaykh Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab
Marzouq Al-Bannaa (may Allah preserve him, and his family upon good), I found him praying. After I offered my
prayer of greeting the masjid, I greeted the Shaykh and kissed his head. We
talked about how each of us spent our Eid and the conditions of our families.
After this the Shaykh began to drink his tea, which was prepared for him. I
asked the Shaykh, how does one become a strong student, treading the path of
seeking knowledge? The Shaykh replied, Patience (Sabr). He said this 3 times.
He said patience with Allah, in good and bad times. Patience with yourself,
patience with ease and with hardships. Patience with your family and friends.
Patience with knowledge. Patience with the Qur’aan. Patience with learning the
Arabic language. I thanked the Shaykh and returned to my place of sitting.
After a short while, the Shaykh motioned to me to come to him. He told me, not
to waste time. He told me to guard my time from the time wasters. He told me
not to waste my time with that which wont bring about any benefit. Guard your
time against your desires. Give knowledge all of your time. Tire yourself with
seeking knowledge. Do not become distracted by those who want to take your
knowledge. Once again I thanked the Shaykh and returned to my place of sitting.
After a short period, the Shaykh motioned to me again to come to him. He told
me to engulf myself in reading the Qur’aan. He said to read the Qur’aan in
abundance. Over and over and over. He said to read the Qur’aan when you wake
from your sleep, read the Qur’aan before you go to bed. The more you read the
Qur’aan, the better you will become in the Arabic language. So constantly read
the Qur’aan.
He also told me to listen to the tapes of the Ulamaa (major scholars), from the
likes of Shaykh Al-Albaanee, Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen, Shaykh Ibn Baaz, and Shaykh
Saalih Aali Shaykh.

Later on the Shaykh was asked about the rights of the Qur’aan. Is it better to read it
or to memorize it?

He, the Shaykh (may Allah preserve him, and his family) said, one should read the Qur’aan. The
Qur’aan is to be read. To memorize it is good. But if it cant be memorized, so
read it. Read it in your prayers, before you sleep, when you wake. Before
prayer and after prayer. Always have a mushaf (copy of the Qur’aan) near you,
everywhere. In Shaa Allah.

May Allah have mercy upon us all.

Aboo Abdir-Rahmaan Abdur-Raqeeb

Loving One Another For The Pleasure Of Allah (The Harm Of Differing)

This lecture was done in Atlanta, GA. We are in more need of this lecture today than ever before.

We ask Allah for forgiveness, guidance, safety and wellbeing.

Importance of Al-Qur’aan

Waalidunaa, Shaykhunaa Hasan Abdul-Wahhaab (May Allah preserve him upon good) said, when you have free time read Al-Qur’aan.  Instead of wasting your time watching sports on television, watching films and movies; read Al-Qur’aan.  He said, make Al-Qur’aan your constant companion.  Read Al-Qur’aan at all times.  If you are sitting, read Al-Qur’aan.  Take the Mushaf (a copy of Al-Qur’aan) with you wherever you go.  Memorize it, and if you cant memorize it; read it constantly.  The Qur’aan should never be abandoned. Even if you are learning or studying other sciences, never abandon Al-Qur’aan. Memorizing it, reading it, studying it.  Studying it’s Tafseer (explanation).  One should never, ever neglect Al-Qur’aan.  For verily, it is (Kalaamu Allah, ghayru makhlooq) (it is the speech of Allah, it is not created).

Translated by:  Aboo Abdir-Rahmaan Abdur-Raqeeb

You Can’t Put Out The Light Of Allah! P1

Here it is!  Our first recording ever.  Enjoy!