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?
Patience simply put, how hard is it to remain patient and what a blessing it is. Here I try and simplify the concept of sabr in Islam. Short reminder which in sha Allah helps those going through tough times in this COVID-19 pandemic. … More VIDEO – FRIDAY REMINDERS – HAVE YOU TRULY UNDERSTOOD PATIENCE – CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ADVICE NO 9
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?
The principle ruling concerning any kind of matter is that of permissibility and purity (That is, they are to be considered permissible and pure unless proven otherwise).
If someone, therefore, claims that an object is impure, or haram, then the burden of proof is upon him to bring forth some evidence for the impurity of that object.
If he does, his conclusion will be followed.
If he is not able to bring forth such proof or if he does not present an acceptable proof, then our judgment will be according to the original principle, and the original principle is, that it is free of any impurity.
This applies to all matters and all foods. Unless they are explicitly forbidden to us, either via the Speech of Allah or the Sunnah of His Messenger ﷺ, the product/food/liquid/material is permissable for us to eat/drink/taste/use. … More HARAM WATER – ISTIHRAM & ISTIHLAL – THE LOCAL SHAIKH MADE PEPSI HARAM – HOW DO WE KNOW IF SOMETHING IS PERMISSIBLE TO USE OR EAT
We should call him to Allah ﷻ and explain to him the reality of Islam when possible, with regard to whatever issues he has knowledge about, because this is the greatest kindness that he can give to his fellow-citizens and to those whom he meets of Jews, Christians and others who may be mushrikeen (polytheists), because the Prophet ﷺ said: “The one who guides others to goodness will have a reward like that of the one who does it.” And he ﷺ said to ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him), when he sent him to Khaybar and instructed him to call the Jews to Islam: “By Allah, if Allah were to guide one man through you, that would be better for you than having red camels (the best kind).” And he ﷺ said: “Whoever calls others to right guidance will have a reward like that of those who follow him, without that detracting from their reward in the slightest.” So calling him/her (the non-Muslim) to Islam, conveying Islam to him and being sincere towards him in that are among the best means of drawing close to Allah, especially if it is your parents, or family. … More LOVE FOR THE KUFAR – CAN MUSLIMS SHOW ANY TAWALI TO NON MUSLIMS – CAN A MUSLIM EVER TRULY LOVE A “KAFIR”? – AL-WALA WAL-BARA EXPLAINED
Many times we ask ourselves, what else can we do to make Islam better, to make our homes better. Many times the answer is, we need to sacrifice something. Sometimes its money, other times its time and many times it is wealth, especially for us in the West. … More VIDEO – FRIDAY REMINDERS – WHAT IS YOUR SACRIFICE FOR ISLAM – CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ADVICE NO 8
We sometimes need to be reminded about our sad relationships. Islam is perfection and Muslims are not perfect we all understand this, but what does Allah Expect from us, when it comes to our relationships. … More VIDEO – FRIDAY REMINDERS – OUR SAD RELATIONSHIPS – CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ADVICE NO 7
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 time that Muslims stop being selfconcious and they need to come outside of their shells, the world is a tough place, and as long as Muslims remain withdrawn and worried about how the rest of the world perceives them, there will be no progress. Step outside of your box and call others to Islam. … More VIDEO – FRIDAY REMINDERS – BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE – CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ADVICE NO 6