[Q]: May Allaah bestow favours upon you. The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) has been insulted repeatedly in recent times by way of films and in newspapers and other than those media. The question is: What is the Sharee’ah legislated position with regards to these offenses? And following on from that, he says: And what is the ruling on expressing anger at the insults against the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) by way of protests and demonstrations?
[A]: O brothers! This is not something new. In the time of the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi sallam) they said that he was a magician, a liar, a soothsayer, a poet and other than that. And the Messenger (’alayhis-salaatu was-salaam) remained patient and he did not act hastily and Allaah commanded him with patience. Continue reading “Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan on the Position of the Muslims Towards the Insults Against the Prophet Muhammad”
Shaykh ’Abdul-Muhsin Ibn Hamad al-’Abbaad Clarifies the Origin of the Muslim is Ignorance:
[Q]: Allaah the Glorified and Exalted says,
“O you who believe! If a rebellious evil person comes to you with a news, verify it.” [Sooratul-Hujuraat 49:6]
Is the report accepted when it comes from other than a rebellious evil person (faasiq), knowing that the origin concerning the Muslim is integrity (’adaalah)? Continue reading “Concerning the Doubt that the Origin of Muslims is Integrity, Sunnah and Salafiyyah”
“And remember Ayyoob, when he cried to his Lord: Verily distress has seized me, and You are the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy. So We answered his call, and We removed the distress that was on him, and We restored his family to him and the like thereof along with them, as a mercy from Ourselves and a reminder for all who worships Us.” [Soorah al-Anbiyaa‘ 21:83-84]
Imaam ’Abdur-Rahman as-Sa’dee (d.1376H) – rahimahullaah – said,
“Meaning, remember Our slave and Messenger Ayyoob (’alayhis-salaam), praising him and revering him, (and) raising his station, when (Allaah) tested him with a severe test and thus found him remaining patient, being pleased with Him. (What occurred) is that Shaytaan had gained strength over his body as a trial and test from Allah. He (Shaytaan) blew into his body so he became full of ulcers. He remained this way a long period, and his ailment worsened and his family died and he lost his wealth. So he cried out to his Lord:
“Verily, distress has seized me, and You are the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy.”
So he sought a means of nearness to Allaah (with supplication) by mentioning his condition, and that affliction has seized him greatly. And due to the expansive and vast mercy of his Lord, Allaah answered him and said,
“Strike the ground with your foot. This is (a spring of) water to wash in, cool and a (refreshing) drink.” [Soorah Saad 38:42]
So he struck (the ground) with his foot and a cold spring gushed forth, so he washed therefrom and drank, so Allah cured him of his ailments.
“…and We restored his family to him…”
Meaning, We returned to him his family and his wealth.
“…and the like thereof…“
(Meaning), that Allaah bestowed upon him well-being, also an abundance of family and wealth.
“…as a mercy from Ourselves…”
(Meaning) upon him due to him having patience and being pleased (with what Allaah decreed), so Allaah gave him an immediate reward before the reward of the Hereafter.
“…and a reminder for all who worship Us…”
Meaning, We have made it an admonition for the worshippers who benefit from practicing patience. If they look to the distress that afflicted Ayyoob (’alayhis-salaam) then how (Allaah) rewarded him after it left him, and (if) they look at the reason behind that, they will find that it was (because) of his patience. Due to this, Allaah praised his mention because of it in His statement,
“Truly, We found him patient. How excellent a slave! Verily he was ever oft-returning in repentance (to us).” [Soorah Saad 38:44]
So He made him an example (for the slaves) when calamities befall them.” 
: Taken from Tayseer al-Kareem ar-Rahmaan (p. 613-614) of Imaam as-Sa’dee.
Translated by Abu Suhayl Anwar Wright, 19th of Ramadaan, 1435H
Below is the recording of the khutbah delivered by Abu Khadeejah at Masjid as-Sunnah an-Nabawiyyah on Jun 6th, 2014CE. Please listen below:
Summarized Translation by Abul-Hasan Malik @RahmaniyyahPub via Twitter
The Shaykh will discuss the hadith of the believers being like one body. From the Hadith in the Sahihayn. He mentioned that the people of the Sunnah support and strengthen one another. He mentioned that even with the great distance between us, our news reaches you and your news reaches us. He mentioned that from the characteristics of the people of the Sunnah is Rifq. The Shaykh mentioned that from the distinguishing characteristics of the Sunni: 1. they hasten to unite the word of the Muslims the Book and the Sunnah. The Shaykh mentioned that the characteristics of the people of Sunnah are:
1. Rifq with Sunnis
2. Reminding his brothers.
3. Assisting their brothers.
4. Pointing out the heedlessness of the heedless, making them aware
5. He aids the one who has been transgressed against.
So that they can be one body, even if they are physically at a distance from one another. If the Sunni finds that a Sunni has made a mistake opposing the book and the Sunnah, the mistake is refuted but his honor is preserved. However if the mistake comes from an innovator the error is refuted and his honor is not protected. The people of innovation speak in detail about sincerity, but are vague as it relates to following the Sunnah. But the people of the Sunnah speak in detail about sincerity as well as following the Sunnah. From the characteristics of the people of Sunnah is that they advise in that which is between them, so that the person can return. From them: if someone causes fitnah amongst them they censure him and tell him to fear Allah. If he returns then he is thanked, but if he is obstinate and persists, then they refute this one. The word of the people of the Sunnah is one. He mentioned that the Sunnis are together: one body, like a structure. They strengthen one another. When a mistake is made by the Sunni in his speech and action, he is to be advised. If he accepts, praise is for Allah. When the Sunnis warn against the obstinate one, it does not cause division, because their unity/separation is not based on personalities. The Shaykh ended this with a supplication that Allah strengthen us. And that Allah aids us in our call to Allah. He said be patient and work together. The Shaykh conveyed the Salaams and ended today’s tele-link.
May Allah bless our noble Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiri for giving his children here in the US and beyond such a great reminder and advice.
Etiquette of Marriage and a Muslim Household Seminar with Umar Quinn – A beneficial 4 part series with our brother Abu Suhaylah Umar Quinn.
Part 1: Importance of Proper Etiquette for the Muslim Family
Part 2: Shared Rights of the Spouses
Part 3: Rights of the Husband Over the Wife
Part 4: Rights of the Wife Over the Husband
Kitaab as-Sunnah Seminar in Chicago with Abul-Hasan Malik – A 5-Part Lecture Series covering the Kitaab as-Sunnah from Sunan Abee Daawood written by the Imām Abū Dāwūd as-Sijistānī [d. 275H] with explanation by Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥya al-Najmī [1429H] and authentication by the Imām Muḥammad Nāsir al-Dīn al-Albānī [d. 1420H]. Our brother Abul-Hasan Maalik reads through the first lessons of the Kitaab as-Sunnah, which he also translated and published on Rahmaniyyah Press, click the link to download the PDF of Kitaab as-Sunnah.