The Khilafa Rashad (Khulafa Al-Rashidoon is 30 years) Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali make up 29.5 Years to the dot. Hassan lasts 6 months before he gives the Khilafa up to Muawiyyah.
“There will be Prophethood for as long as Allah wills it to be, then He will remove it when He wills, then there will be Khilafah on the Prophetic method and it will be for as long as Allah wills, then He will remove it when He wills, then there will be biting Kingship for as long as Allah Wills, then He will remove it when He wills, then there will be oppressive kingship for as long as Allah wills, then he will remove it when He wills, and then there will be Khilafah upon the Prophetic method” and then he remained silent.” (Ahmed) … More MAQTAL IMAM HUSSEIN – PART 2 – THE CONTINUATION AND THE KILLING OF AHL AL BAYT
The prayer is the pillar of Islam upon which the other pillars rest, after the Kalimat-ul-Shahada, all the other pillars are either directly connected to the prayer or have the prayer as part of them. Like Fasting the month of Ramadhan, fasting the month without praying in it makes the fast invalid by the majority of the scholars, going to Hajj without praying the prayers associated with the rites makes the Hajj invalid, the one who pays zakaat but does not pray is like the one that throws money in to the ocean expecting it to come back in to his bank account. The Shahada, the testification of Islam becomes apparent once the actions of the person become apparent i.e the prayer must be established. … More THE FIQH OF PRAYING ON TIME – HOW TO CALCULATE PRAYER TIMES WITHOUT THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY – CAN I DELAY THE PRAYERS – WHAT ABOUT PRAYER BEADS?
The Ulama are not to be found amongst the Khawarij, hence not a single Sahabi was amongst them, and what they do is paint all of the Ulama of Islam with the same brush, everyone becomes an Alim Al-Sultan, everyone becomes a Murji’ah and a Munafiq or a Kafir, and to fill that gap they propel the similar thinking young ones amongst themselves to become their people of knowledge.
Until they start to split and make takfir and Tabdi of one another. And they will keep splitting till the day of Judgement, until, as the hadith says: “The Dajjal appears amongst them”. … More WHO ARE THE KHAWARIJ – ARE THEY AMONGST US TODAY – HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE KHARIJI TENDENCIES? – WERE THE KHAWARIJ SALAFI? – FIQH OF KHARIJITES
In a world where everybody claims to follow the Qur’an and Sunnah, it becomes encumbent upon the people with knowledge to explain what following the Qur’an and Sunnah meant at the time of the Sahaba and those who followed them and those that followed them.
No matter how much we pound our chests proclaiming love towards Allah and His Messenger and the Companions, unless our understanding of the Qur’an and Sunnah is the same as theirs (The Companions), even if it differs a little, we have gone astray, and everything that leads astray leads to the hell-fire. … More WHY DO SALAFIS CALL THEMSELVES SALAFIS? – THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME – IS SALAFIYYAH AN INNOVATION – ARE YOU A SALAFI WITHOUT KNOWING IT?
Imām Sa’īd b. Al-Musayyib – Allāh have mercy on him – once saw a man praying more than two rak’ah after the beginning of Fajr, making many bows and prostrations, and so he forbade him.
The man said, “O Abu Muḥammad, is Allāh going to punish me for praying?” Sa’īd said, “No, but He will punish you for contradicting the Sunnah.”
This is one of the superb answers given by Sa’īd b. Al-Musayyib – Allāh have mercy on him. It is a strong weapon against heretics (mubtadi’ah) who recommend many different types of religious innovation in the name of them being dhikr and prayer. They then criticize the followers of the Sunnah for criticizing them, and accuse them of censuring dhikr and prayer, when in fact [Ahl Al-Sunnah] are only criticizing the contravention of the Sunnah in matters such as dhikr and prayer. … More WISE SAYINGS OF THE SALAF – ON BID’AH – INNOVATIONS & MATTERS NOT FROM ISLAM – RIGHTEOUS PREDECESSOR SPEECH
It is reported that Ḥudhayfah b. Al-Yamān – Allāh be pleased with him – said:
True misguidance is that you approve now what you used to repudiate before (because it was wrong) and repudiate now what you used to approve before; and be aware of changing colours in the religion, for the religion of Allāh is one.
Ibn Baṭṭah, Al-Ibānatu Al-Kubrā ḥadīth 25, and others.
It is reported that ʿAdī b. Ḥātim – Allāh be pleased with him – said:
You will remain upon good as long as you do not start approving of what you used to repudiate and as long as you do not repudiate what you used to know (to be right), and as long as your scholar can speak amongst you without fear. … More WISE SAYINGS OF THE SALAF – ON FITNAH – CALAMITIES & TRIBULATIONS – RIGHTEOUS PREDECESSOR SPEECH
It is reported that Sufyān b. ‘Uyainah – Allāh have mercy on him – said:
Verily, the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ is the highest standard; things are measured by him: his character, lifestyle and behavior. Whatever agrees with [these] is true and correct, and whatever contradicts [them] is wrong.
It is reported that ‘Umar b. Al-Khattāb – Allāh be pleased with him – said:
Do not be impressed by the twitter of an individual. But one who fulfils his duty and trust, and refrains from [transgressing against] the honor of people is the real man. … More WISE SAYINGS OF THE SALAF – ON CHARACTER – RIGHTEOUS PREDECESSOR SPEECH
And though we have an evolution of sort, of the Hijab over the centuries, there is also many different cultures who were contemporaries of one another, all claiming to follow the Qur’an and Sunnah, yet all had different concepts of the modest clothes a woman would and should wear.
The difference between the Hijab and the khimar is that the Hijab is something which covers all of a woman’s body, whilst the khimar in general is something with which a woman covers her head. Niqab is that with which a woman veils her face (tantaqib)… … More NIQAB SUNNAH OR WAJIB – FACE COVER MANDATORY OR PRESCRIBED – CAN I TAKE MY NIQAB OFF – PDF
It is reported that Sālim [b. ‘Abdillāh b. ‘Umar b. Al-Khattāb] – Allāh have mercy on him – was asked to listen to someone leading the prayer. When he heard the recitation he turned back exclaiming: “Singing! Singing!”
Ibn Dāwūd [‘Abdullāh b. Dāwūd b. ‘Āmir Al-Khuraybī] – Allāh have mercy on him – was once asked by Bishr b. Al-Ḥārith:
If I pass by a man reciting, should I sit and listen? He asked, “Does he become euphoric (because of emotional recitation)?” Bishr replied, “Yes.” Ibn Dāwūd said, “He has shown his bid’ah, do not sit with him.” … More QUR’AN RECITED MELODIOUSLY – ALMOST SONG LIKE – HALAL OR NOT