Statement of Shaykh Abdullah Ibn Abdur-Raheem al-Bukhari:
[Q]: This questioner says: There is an American graduate from the Islamic University who claims that the Scholars do not give importance and they do not pay attention to the problems of the Muslims in other lands. He says that these problems, due to which the Muslims have become distressed, do not prevent the Scholars from drinking tea and eating dates, and these problems do not disturb their rest and sleep. So they are not overly concerned with these issues. What is your view on this statement? The questioner says: What is your view on this statement? Continue reading “Shaykh Abdullah al-Bukhari on Muhammad Ibn Muneer’s Statement: This Scholar Doesn’t Care About You”
[Q]: A few days ago, a number of cartoonists who insulted the noble Messenger (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and journalists and employees of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper were killed in Paris. Likewise, two men and a woman from the police force were killed. And the individuals who carried out these criminal acts have not yet been caught. However, video clips have emerged in which some of the criminals praise this act and they say that they carried out this crime in order to exact revenge for the noble Messenger (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).
So now the fingers are being pointed at Islaam and at the Muslims in general and at the Muslims who live in France specifically. Fires have been set and bombs have been thrown at some of the mosques.
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.
[Q]: Is it permissible for them (in Britain) to combine the ’Ishaa‘ Prayer with the Maghrib Prayer at the time of Maghrib? This is because the time of Fajr there is 3:00AM and the time for breaking fast is 9:30PM at night, and ’Ishaa‘ is at 11:00PM at night?
[A]: There is no problem with that, if Allaah wills, and I have already answered the like of this matter in many sittings, by way of this website (i.e. Miraathul-Anbiyaa‘) and other than it. It has been authentically reported upon the Prophet (sallaallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) that while in al-Madeenah he combined between the Dhuhr Prayer and ’Asr Prayer and between the Maghrib Prayer and ’Ishaa‘ Prayer at the time of the first of the two Prayers. He prayed Dhuhr and ’Asr as eight raka’aat (i.e. he did not shorten the Prayers but rather just combined as he was residing locally in al-Madeenah) and he prayed Maghrib and ’Ishaa‘ as seven raka’aat (i.e. three for Maghrib and four for ’Ishaa‘).
When Ibn ’Abbaas (radiyallaahu ’anhu) was asked about why he (i.e. the Messenger of Allah) did this, he said, “This was as to not place a hardship upon his Ummah.”  And according to what you described in your question, then this is a hardship, and to remove that hardship is by combining the two Prayers at the time of the first of the two. You can pray Maghrib then pray ’Ishaa‘ (right after). Also there is no problem that you pray what is easy for you from the Taraaweeh Prayer. This is because the time for the ’Ishaa‘ Prayer became earlier, as its time became along with the time for Maghrib Prayer. Meaning, the time for Maghrib Prayer also became the time for ’Ishaa‘ Prayer (i.e. because of the intention of combining the two). Or you can pray the Taraaweeh Prayer in your homes. You must not quarrel over this.