Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 2014-2015

I found some pictures of when I was once living in Riyadh and I almost forgot how much I explored Saudi Arabia back then.

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If you are wondering why I am not a big of pigeons. This is why.

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Fireworks on the 3rd night (2nd night in English Calendar) of Eid ul Adha. Enjoy the sparks of the fireworks falling. Location: King Abdul Aziz Park, Malaz, Riyadh, KSA

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The play of water fountain which this park is known for. You could see the splashes of droplets on my camera lens. Forgive me for that. Location: King Abdulaziz Park, Malaz, Riyadh, KSA

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That swimming pool though. Who wants to dive in? Location: Al Faisaliah Spa, Olaya,Riyadh, KSA

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Sitting arrangements to enjoy the Eid stage show. Location: Al Masmak Fort, Dhira, Riyadh, KSA

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On the morning of Eid ul Fitr 2014. Can you spot the honor guard parade for welcoming the Royal Family? They are wearing white uniform. Location: Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque, Dhira, Riyadh, KSA

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The city lights from the top floor of al Faisaliah Tower. Location: Al Faisaliah Tower, Olaya, Riyadh, KSA

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The inside of Al Faisaliah Spa by ESPA. Love the decor. Location: Al Faisaliah Spa, Riyadh, KSA

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Location: Al Faisaliah Tower, Riyadh, KSA

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SubhanAllaah the view! Location: Al Faisaliah Tower, Riyadh, KSA

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A bee in Riyadh. Incase you are wondering how bees rest here. They sleep on our keyboard.

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I believe taxidermy was done to these animals for study. Location: Prince Sultan Science Oasis, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh, KSA

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Prince Sultan Science Oasis. This is his museum. Due to weightlessness the body doesn’t stay on the ground in outer space.One thing that amazed me and my friends is that there was a picture of Prince Sultan praying in the spaceship when he was in space. His feet were fasten with belts so that they remain firm on the ground. Location: Prince Sultan Science Oasis, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh, KSA

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Al Yamamah Resort, Riyadh

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The pens have been lifted and the ink has dried. Object- A Dawat to store ink. During ancient times the ink prepared from minerals and soot was stored in a heavy brass ink pot traditionally known as Dawat. Location- Al Maskmak Museum, Dhira, Riyadh

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Object- A Pen case to store writing utensils in its end three cylindrical inkwells in various sizes. Location- Al Masmak Museum, Dhira, Riyadh

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Place: Al Masmak Fort, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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 The Advice of Sheikh Sulyman Ar Ruhaly to Muslims regarding the Political Conflict between (Saudi Arabia, Egypt…etc) and Qatar.p

SALAAF AS SAALIH:

What or Who is the Salaf?

The Permanent Committee [for Research and Verdicts] was asked:

❝What is Salafiyyah, and what is your opinion concerning it?❞

So they replied:

❝Salafiyyah is an ascription to the Salaf. The word ‘Salaf’ refers to the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger [ﷺ] and the Imaams of guidance from the first three generations of whom the Messenger of Allaah [ﷺ] testified for as to their superiority when he said: ‘The best of mankind is my generation, then those who come after them, then those who come after them. Then there will come a people who will bear witness before taking an oath, and take an oath before bearing witness.’ [Reported by Imaam Ahmad in his Musnad, Al-Bukharee and Muslim]

The word Salafiyoon is the plural of Salafee, and it is an ascription to the Salaf. The meaning of the word Salaf has already been mentioned. Furthermore, it also refers to those who follow the methodology of the Salaf, which entails following the Book and the Sunnah, calling the people to them and acting upon them. So as a result of this, they become the adherents of the Sunnah and the unified body [Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah].❞

[Al-Lajnat-ud-Daa’imah Lil-Buhooth-il-‘Ilmiyyah, (No. 1361) | (2/165-166) | Translated By Al-Ibaanah Publishing]
Question:

Which Madhab do the salafi follow?

The Salafi follows the proof according to Quran or Hadeeth.
We follow the madhhab which provides the strongest proof in an issue or opinion, so we take from the 4 madhab.
In each issue we see which madhab has the strongest daleel (proof) and we follow the opinion based on the daleel provided. Not the madhab itself.
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Calling oneself a ‘Salafi’

Shaykh al-Albaanee – raheemullaah – said: “However, there are some who claim knowledge who deny this ascription, claiming that it has no foundation, saying: “It is not permissible for a Muslim to say: I am Salafi.” And it is as if he is saying: “It is not permissible for me to say: l am following the Salafus-Saalih in what they were upon in ‘aqeedah, worship and manners!” And there is no doubt that the likes of this denial – if that is what is meant – implies that he is disassociating himself from the correct Islaam that the Salafus-Saalih were upon … Thus it is not permissible for a Muslim to disassociates himself from being ascribed to the Salafus-Saalih. If, however, he freed himself from any other nisbah ( ascription ), then none of the people of knowledge could accuse him of disbelief or sinfulness. However, the one who refuses calling himself with this name Salafi, then it should be seen, does he attribute himself to a particular madhhab – whether in matters of ‘aqeedah or fiqh” So perhaps he will call himself an Ash’aree or a Maatareedee, or he may be from Ahlul-Hadeeth, or a Hanafee, Maalikee, Shaafi’ee or Hanbalee – from those matters which enter into the term Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah. Despite that fact that the one who ascribes himself to the Ash’aree madhhab, or the four well-known madhhabs, then he has ascribed himself to those who are not protected from making mistakes as individuals – even though there are from them Scholars that attain what is correct. So why O why do they not reject the likes of these ascriptions to individuals who are not protected from mistakes? However, as for the one who ascribes himself to the Salafus-Saalih collectively – then he ascribes himself to that which is protected from mistakes.”

[Al-Asaalah Magazine 9/87]

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

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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

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As The Moon Appears

Yesterday was a test day at Madrasah. We had Quran test and Islamic. We had to perform ablution and then recite the duas after ablution and recite the dua of leaving a gathering. I quickly emerged to the sink before she could even call my name. I am not sure if I got full marks but what I truly know is my wudhu was correct except that I misunderstood her words and wiped my ears twice. Well I thought she said me to do but it turns out she didn’t. Therefore I am not sure what grades I will score.  Anyways in Quran test I Continue reading

The Biography of Great Muhaddith Sheikh Muhammad Nāsiruddin Al-Albāni Rahimahumullaah

The Biography of Great Muhaddith Sheikh Muhammad Nāsiruddin Al-Albāni Rahimahumullaah by Abu Nasir Ibrahīm Abdul Rauf & Abu Maryam Muslim Ameen Verified by Ash-Sheikh Muhammad Al-Ameen Al-Haleel Abu Abdil Musawwir is an amazing book if you are looking for inspiration. Sheikh Al Albani used to read 12 hours a day at a library in Syria. I absolutely loved reading how he used to have a breakdown if someone praised him. He was really humble which made him weep more. I bought this book from Darussalam (The one in Malaz). I am not going to spill the beans for you but it is a must read.

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O Land of Islam

O land of Islam my heart aches for you and my soul longs to reunite with you. O land of Islam every night is a struggle here fighting to hold a tear drop yet erupting built up emotions. O land of Islam I wish to go back to you. My love without you I am incomplete with negativity.  It is a trial, a test to exhale every breath here. O land of Islam when will they understand Islam? O land of Islam they ask me why I don’t cook for them? How will I prepare a meal when non mahrams come without any alarm? O land of Islam I wish you had Continue reading

Learning Quran Tajweed for Free Online

It has been a long time since I set back and spoke to you. One to one you know. My conversations with people have been dragged to one topic that is ”My Career” Alhamdulilah for righteous sisters who keep pulling me back to the path which concentrates on my Hereafter. For the past 2.5 months I have been taking  Quran Tajweed classes online. Don’t freak out. It is for free and is organised by Continue reading