Ibn Al Qayyim mentioned some of the tremendous benefits of sabr. How can a person be patient? He should look at the reward that results from sabr by looking at the stories of the Prophets. Sabr erases the sins.The trail that you are affected with is from the Qadr of Allaah.It was decreed to happen even before you were born. One of the rights of Allaah upon you is that you are patient with the trial. That you show patience that you are pleased with the trial. That trial has come to you as the result of your Continue reading
The Shaykh mentioned the story about two companions. One of the companions who died in jihad and the companion who died later after a year. The companion who died later after a year because he witnessed another Ramadhaan he entered Jannah first because he fasted Ramadhaan that year and that he prostrated to Allaah throughout the year after his companion (in jihad) died. The Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu alyhi wa sallam said “Verily the distance between them two due to this is like the distance between the heavens and the earth.’’ The Shaykh says “Glad tidings to you to the one who is able to
Fasting is for Allaah alone and He shall reward it. The fasting person will be happy twice as the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam said when he breaks his fast and when he meets his Lord. “Whoever fasts Ramadhaan with sincere Eeman he will be forgiven.’’ None knows the full measure of the reward of fasting except Allaah. Another tremendous act of worship is standing in Qiyam al layl in Ramadhaan. “Whoever stands the nights of Ramadhaan in Salah out of Eeman and his anticipation of the reward then Allaah will forgive his previous sins.’’
So he starts preparing from now on for the month of Ramadhaan by making Continue reading
These are two references I found which provides a complete and short explanation on how to perform Umrah:
Description of the Umrah by Shaykh Abdul-Qādir Al-Junayd (The English translation starts at 39:00)
Short Reply To Those Who Say:
“The term ‘Salafi’ is new and has come from the ‘Saudis’ or Al-Albani or ibn Abdul-Wahhab رحمهم الله
1• Imam Bukhari mentioned a chapter heading in his ‘Saheeh’:
Chapter: What the Salaf used to store in their homes and their journeys from food and meat.’
‘2• AbdurRahmaan bin ‘Amr al-Aawza’i (d.156 A.H.) said:
‘Be patient upon the Sunnah, stop where the Companions stopped, and say what they said, and keep away from what they kept away from, and follow the way of your Salaf as-Salih, since what is sufficient for them is sufficient for you.’
Collected by al-Ajurri in ash-Sharia’ (p.58)
3• Imaam adh – Dhahabee رحمه الله
Said, It is authentically related from ad Daraqutnee that he said, There is nothing more despised by me than Ilmul- Kallam i.e innovated speech and rhetorics , I say
RATHER HE SHOULD BE A SALAFEE !
Siyar A’laamun- Nubalaa (16/457)
4• Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah (d.728 A.H.) -رحمه الله – said:
‘There is no blame on the one who manifests the Madhab of the Salaf, affiliates to it and ascribes to it, rather it is obligatory to accept that from him and that is accepted by agreement, because the Madhab of the Salaf is nothing except the truth.’
Majmoo al-Fatawa 4/149
The third question of Fatwa no. 4497
Q 3: Why does Islam grant only the husband the right to initiate Talaq (divorce pronounced by a husband)? What is the ruling if the husband’s company is unbearable? How can we say that Islam treats both men and women equally?
A: Firstly: Allah grants the husband alone the right to initiate Talaq due to many important reasons, such as;
(i) The husband’s wisdom, strong will, understanding, and insight being more than the wife’s.
(ii) The husband is the one who provides for the family, manages its affairs and takes decisions. He is the main pillar and head of the household.
(iii) The husband is obligated to pay the Mahr (mandatory gift to a bride from her groom) and that is why divorce is in his hand. Had it been in the woman’s hand, a woman may marry someone to take the Mahr and divorce him to marry another, and so on. This is not proper and Allah warns Muslims against this when He says: Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allâh has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means.
Secondly: When the husband’s company is unbearable, the matter is to be referred to the courts.
Thirdly: Allah favors men with some rulings and favors women with some rulings, and both of them share some rulings, and the mutual reference is the Shari`ah (Islamic law).
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.
The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz