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► Ibraheem & Isma’eel– The Story of the Sacrifice Page 4


► Etiquettes of Eed ul Adha Page 5
► The Obligation of Understanding the Science of Hadith Page 9
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A Masjid to call
our own...
An opportunity for us to do our part in
building a House of Allaah

A
During the next few weeks the administration, headed by Br.
LL PRAISE IS due to Allaah! Masjid Ahlul Quraan Zahid Rashid, will be seeking the input of all those brothers and
Wa Sunnah is going to have its own masjid. It’s sisters with their various skills to offer their services in the areas
been in the works for a long time, and for the ad- that need work.
ministration it’s sometimes been a trying process, to find and
secure the right location and premises that would suit the needs This is also a real opportune time to “get in on the ground
of our Jamaah. However, their faith in Allaah never wavered as floor” of building a masjid where there wasn't one before. Can
all trust was put in Him for guidance and success in realizing this you imagine the perpetual reward for the brother, or brothers,
goal Alhamdulillah. who build the Wudhu area themselves by hand? The rewards are
not only limited to those performing physical work, but also in-
The new property is located in South Ozone Park, and ironi- clude the ones who donate: like the tiles, or plumbing supplies–
cally, it used to be a church. The property size is 40 X 200 feet. even if it’s one bottle of PVC glue!
There are two levels consisting of, approximately 7000 square
feet, and can accommodate about 600 people. Among the many There would also be the need for actual financial assistance for
advantages of the new location is that it is much bigger and those goods, services, and expenses that are not donated. So ex-
there is yard space for activities and events. There is also a possi- pect a massive fundraising drive for this project.
bility of adding another floor which can accommodate another
200 people. The new Masjid is just three minutes away from JFK Brothers and sisters we are very aware that the economic cir-
airport and one block away from the Conduit. cumstances are grim and many among us are struggling to make
ends meet. This will also put to test our faith in Allaah on decid-
Even with the current economic climate, buying a property in ing how much to give and how much to keep for food on the
New York is expensive. It cost $850,000, and there is additional table or to pay the rent. But remember that Allaah is understand-
work planned which will bring the cost to around $1,050,000- ing and compassionate. He does not expect any of us to take our
which means that additional funding will be required. entire rent or grocery money, and give to the masjid. He wants us
Some of the immediate projects include: the Wudhu area, heat- to give what we can afford.
ing and cooling systems, bathrooms etc. The property is in need
of some renovation too, which of course is very expensive. This A good place to start where we can feel less of a pinch is in
means that all of us who attend the masjid and use its amenities discretionary spending, like not eating out as much for example.
will be called on to assist. However, it is always better to feel a pinch because this is when
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REAR VIEW– notice the ample space for parking and for holding educa-
tional and social activities

PICK YOUR PROJECT

Formerly a church, Now YOUR Masjid—Waiting for YOUR helping Hands.

Shaytaan stands the most to lose. Whenever you think to reach


into your pocket for that $20 bill he whispers to you to take the
$10 bill instead. For some of us the thought of ever pulling out a
$50 or even a $100 never enter our minds because Shaytaan has
fully closed that door for us already.

Abu Huraira (Allaah be pleased with him) reported Allaah's


Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) as saying, “When a man
dies, his acts come to an end, but three: recurring charity, or knowledge (by
which people) benefit, or a pious son, who prays for him (for the de-
ceased).” [MUSLIM]
Allaah also said in the Qur’an: “Who is he that will lend to
Allaah a goodly loan so that He may multiply it to him
many times? And it is Allaah that decreases or increases
(your provisions), and unto Him you shall return.”
[Al-Baqarah 2:245] ♦♦♦

NARRATED 'Ubaidullah Al-Khaulani: I heard


Do you want to help?
'Uthman bin 'Affan saying, when people argued
too much about his intention to reconstruct the IF YOU CAN provide any help by way of donation
financially or in materials or with your skill and trade
mosque of Allaah's Apostle, "You have talked then please contact Br. Afzal at 718-490-8550 so we
too much. I heard the Prophet saying, 'Whoever can coordinate.
built a mosque, (Bukhari thought that 'Asim, This project is still in the planning phase and exact details will
soon be forthcoming. Please provide your name, phone number
another sub-narrator, added, "Intending Al- and email address so we may keep you updated as the work pro-
laah's Pleasure"), Allaah would build for him a gresses. In the meantime get yourself prepared for the
similar place in Paradise.' " (Bukhari) areas you may be best suited for. Barakallahu Feek.
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Ibraheem And Isma’eel


And The Dream
By Noble Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen ‫رﺣﻤﻪ اﷲ‬

The Story of Obedience And Patience

A LLAAH SAYS IN the Qur’an:


"And, when he (his son) was old
enough to walk with him, he said: "O
are in the same situation as them (Ibraheem
and Isma`eel). And know that this son was
the first born to Ibraheem and this was
because if Ibraheem was reminded that this
was a command from Allaah, this would
my son! I have seen in a dream that I when he was at older age. give him strength in acting in performing
am slaughtering you (offer you in this command.
sacrifice to Allaah), so look what you It was then that Allaah tested him, Al-
think!" He said: "O my father! Do laah showed him in his sleep that he is Also, Isma`eel may peace and blessings of
that which you are commanded, In- slaughtering this boy. And that dream was Allaah be on him was afraid that the mercy of
sha Allaah (if Allaah will), you shall news which entails action, but Ibraheem the son would catch his father and that may
find me of As-Saabirun (the pa- was not disturbed, nor did he get emo- lead him (Ibraheem) to ask Allaah in regard
tient)." (37:102) tional. Rather he was tranquil to that news. to this matter. Then Isma`eel suggested
Then Ibraheem shared the news with his that his father should carry out that which
The word “with” in this verse is a sign son (Isma`eel) - not to seek his consulta- he was commanded with. “Do that which
for friendship, meaning that he (the son) tion, but to test him. you are commanded”. He did not say
became attached to his father because he “what you saw”, encouraging Ibraheem to
walked with him. Also, the son was not a Ibraheem would not consult his son in hasten in acting on the command. “Do that
baby that he would not be able to be something that Allaah has commanded him which you are commanded, Insha Allaah (if
with his father, nor was he old enough to
be independent, but Isma`eel reached the
age where he walked with his father and
accompanied him. And it is during this
time that a father becomes strongly at-
“O my son! I have seen in a dream
tached to his son. Allaah says “when he
was old enough to walk with his father”
that I am slaughtering you.”
meaning Isma`eel would walk with and
help Ibraheem.
with. It was to see his ability to accept this Allaah will), you shall find me of As-
It was said that he was seven years or great matter. “O my son! I have seen in a Sabirun (the patient)." Masha’Allaah, mean-
thirteen years old, and it may be any age dream that I am slaughtering you.” ing that if Allaah did not will then you will
between that. Because if he was older Look at this kindness in using “O my not find me like that, but you shall find me,
than 13 years he might be able to be- son” - it does not push the impression that if Allaah wills, from the patient – from
come independent by himself, on the he was harsh with him, but it indicated that those who are patient on the commands of
other hand if he was younger than 7 kindness has overwhelmed the heart of Allaah and those who are patient in the
years then he would be in need of care, Ibraheem. face of Allaah’s trials, because this com-
and the father would not be attached to mand is from the greatest trials.
him, but the mother would get attached Then Ibraheem said, “so look what you
to her son when he was a baby more so think!" meaning think in this matter of It is from the greatest trials for a person
than when he had grown up to be a yours, and his reply was astonishing. He to be patient and to be killed in obedience
young man. It is the father who gets at- said "O my father! Do that which you are to the commands of Allaah the Most High.
tached to his son during this age. commanded”. Do which you are com- Here Isma`eel may peace and blessings of Al-
manded - praises be to Allaah - he did not laah be on him did not say, “You will find
So when Isma`eel reached the age to even say “I have no objection to that”, me, Allaah willing, patient”, rather he said
walk with Ibraheem, Allaah tested Ibra- rather he said “Do” - encouraging to act. “as of the patient”, indicating that he may
heem may peace and blessings of Allaah be on He did not say “do what you saw”, rather peace and blessings of Allaah be on him will be
him with a great test. No one would be he said “do that which you are com- following those who are described with this
able to face that test except those who manded”, encouraging Ibraheem to act, quality - “patience”. ♦♦♦
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The Udhiyyah (Sacrificial Offering)


By Noble Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen ‫رﺣﻤﻪ اﷲ‬

It’s Conditions and Etiquettes

T HE UDHIYYAH IS the sacrificial


offering that is performed anytime
after the `Eed prayer on the Day of Sacri-
(Sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “…The lame
animal that clearly walks crookedly; the one-eyed
animal that clearly has a defect in the eye; the sick Why fast the Day of 
fice (Yawmun-Nahr), up until sunset of the animal that clearly has signs of illness; and the
last of the days of Tashreeq (13th Dhul-
Hijjah).
emaciated animal that is (usually) not picked -
Top of Form.” [Maalik in al-Muwatta]
`Aashooraa’ 

T
In order for the Udhiyyah to be valid, it The one slaughtering the animal must HE NEW HIJRI year is almost
must meet certain conditions. have the right to do so. Either he owns upon us and with it comes another
They are as follows: the animal or has been given permission merciful blessing from our Lord, Allaah
The animal must be one from the four by the owner to slaughter it, or he has the Subhaanahu wa ta`aalaa. The day of
types of cattle: a camel, a cow, a sheep, or a right for certain religious reasons (i.e. us- `Aashooraa’ is the tenth day of the first
goat. This is because Allaah says, “And for ing another person’s funds to slaughter on month of the Hijri year - the sacred
every nation We have appointed reli- their behalf). No one else has any right to month of Muharram. What follows are
gious ceremonies that they may men- the animal. some reports taken from Saheeh Targheeb
tion the Name of Allaah over the beasts wa Tarheeb by Shaykh Muhammad
of cattle that He has given them for The animal must be slaughtered within Naasirud-Deen al-Albaani.
food.” [Al-Hajj 20:34]. a specific time period: from after the `Eed
prayer on `Eedul-Adha to before the sun 1017— Narrated by Abu Qataada (may
The animal must have reached the age at sets on the thirteenth of Dhul-Hijjah. Allaah be pleased with him) that the
which it is fully developed. For camels this Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings
is after five years, for cows it is after two There are also some etiquettes that of Allaah be upon him) was asked about
years and for sheep and goats it is after one should be observed when one is offering the fasting of `Aashooraa’, he said, "It
year. However, if it is difficult to find an the Udhiyyah; these however are not re- expiates the sins of the preceding year".
animal of “mature age” it is permissible to quired for the slaughter to be valid: The [Muslim, Saheeh]
slaughter a sheep of six months due to the person should sharpen the blade where
statement of the Prophet (sAllaahu ‘alayhi the animal does not see. He then faces the 1018— Narrated by ibn Abbaas (may
wa sallam), “Do not slaughter any animal except qiblah and quickly slaughters in a good Allaah be pleased with them) that the
for one that is mature in age unless that is difficult manner across the animal’s neck area sev- Messenger of Allaah (May the peace and
for you, in which case you may slaughter a prema- ering the jugular veins, throat, and esopha- blessings of Allaah be upon him) fasted
ture one from among sheep.” [Muslim] gus. He glorifies and extols Allaah, men- the day of `Aashooraa’ or he com-
tioning the name of the person for whom manded us to fast it. [Bukhaaree and
The animal must not have any of these the animal is being slaughtered, and asking Muslim, Saheeh]
defects mentioned by our Prophet Allaah to accept it. [al-ibaanah.com] ♦♦♦
1020— (Hasan li ghayrihi) Also narrated
by Ibn Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased
with them), he said, “The Prophet
Question: What is the ruling on a (peace be upon him) didn’t look forward
woman who applies perfume in her home? Must she make ghusl again when she is going for a preferred day over another after
out after she applies perfume on herself? Ramadan except` Aashooraa’.”
[at-Tabaraanee]
Answer: The Shaykh may Allaah preserve him responded by saying that it is not permissible for
a woman to leave her home while she is perfumed or after she has used perfume; it is
permissible for her to use perfume if she stays in her home. However, if she intends to ——♦——
leave the house then it is not permissible for her to use perfume. ♦♦♦
Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Al-‘Ajlaan ‫ﺣﻔﻈﻪ اﷲ‬Teacher in Al-Masjid Al-Haraam.
Vol. 1 Issue 2 Nov 2008 Page 6

Sacrificing For Allaah Alone


By Shaykh ’Ali Abdur-Rahmaan Al-Hudhayfi , ‫ ﺣﻔﻈﻪ اﷲ‬Imaam and
Khateeb of Prophet’s Masjid and Professor in Islamic University, Madinah

An Action of Taqwaa is To Draw Closer To Allaah

T HE ADVICE FROM Allaah to the


first and the last is the command to
have taqwaa. Allaah said, in His Noble
keeps his duty to Him, He will make a
way for him to get out (from every diffi-
culty). And He will provide him from
should be directed to Him meaning that a
person should have sincerity towards Al-
laah. As Allaah, the Most High said,
Book, Al-Qur'an: “...And verily, We have (sources) he never could imagine ” [At- ”Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord
recommended to the people of the Talaaq 65:2-3] and sacrifice (to Him only).” [al-
Scripture before you, and to you (O Kawthar 108:2] And He said, “Say (O
Muslims) that you (all) fear There are numerous other aayaat and Muhammad): Verily, my prayer, my
Allâh…” [An Nisaa 4:131] ahaadeeth concerning the reward for sacrifice, my living, and my dying are
taqwaa. for Allâh, the Lord of the mankind, jinn
Likewise, the Messenger of Allaah may
peace and blessings of Allaah be on him advised
Mu’aadh ibn Jabal when he sent him to
Yemen to have taqwa of Allaah. He said to
him, "Have taqwaa of Allaah wherever you
“Verily, the Muttaqoon, will be in the midst of
are and follow a bad deed with a good one
and it shall wipe it out and have good char-
Gardens and Rivers (Paradise).”
acter in dealing with the people." [Jaami’ at-
Tirmidhee]
An Actualization of Tawqa - Sacrificing and all that exists. He has no partner.
What is Taqwa? The meaning of taqwaa for Allaah Alone! And of this I have been commanded,
is carrying out what Allaah commands and and I am the first of the Muslims.” [al-
staying away from what He forbids. From the aspects of taqwaa of Allaah is to An’aam 6:162-163]
perform all types of worship for Allaah
Rewards for having Taqwa of Allaah! alone. Among these acts of worship is sac- Hindrance of Tawqa - Sacrificing for
rificing with the intent of getting closer to other than Allaah!
Allaah promises the Muttaqeen – those Allaah with the dhabeehah i.e. the sacrificial
who have taqwaa, an abundance of rewards animal. Another way of drawing closer to However, if a person sacrifices to other
in this world and the hereafter. Allaah Allaah is by giving charity, and the hady than Allaah, for example to the jinn or to
said, in His Noble Book, Al-Qur'an: (sacrificial offering which is done during the grave or to a specific Shaykh who has
Hajj), and the sacrificing of the udhiyyah passed away, or he tries to get closer to
”Verily, the Muttaqûn will be in place (the sacrifice done during ‘Eedul-Adhah). some star as some of the Mushrikoon do,
of Security (Paradise). Among Gardens To get closer to Allaah by these acts of or to get close to a king or other than that,
and Springs.” [ Ad-Dukhan 44:51-52] worship is a means of showing sincerity in then all of these are acts of shirk. So who-
Tawheed. You get closer to Allaah by do- ever sacrifices to other than Allaah has
And, “Verily, for the Muttaqûn, there ing the sacrifice with contentment and committed an act of shirk. In a hadeeth on
will be a success (Paradise); Gardens kindness and to carry out the command- the authority of ‘Ali ibn abi Taalib the Mes-
and vineyards.” [ An-Nabaa 78:31-32] ment of Allaah. This is an act which draws senger of Allaah said, “Allaah has cursed the
one closer to Him and this is tawheed of one who sacrifices to other than Allaah, and Al-
And, “Verily, the Muttaqun, will be in Allaah. All of it should be directed to Al- laah has cursed the one who curses his parents and
the midst of Gardens and Rivers laah Allaah has cursed the one who changes the bounda-
(Paradise). In a seat of truth (i.e. Para- ries of the earth.” [Sahih Muslim] ♦♦♦
dise), near the Omnipotent King (Allâh, Sincerity to Allaah Alone in all Sacri-
the Owner of Majesty and Hon- fices! Taken from a lecture shaykh delivered
our).” [ Al-Qamar 54:54-55] for albaseerah.org
Allaah commands that all sacrifices - dha-
And, “And whosoever fears Allâh and beehah and hady- and all acts of charity
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Understanding the Qur'aan


by Shaykh Abdullah al- Ghudyaan - ‫ ﺣﻔﻈﻪ اﷲ‬Member of Council of Senior
Scholars and Member of The Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fatawa .

The first of a four part series based on a lecture from albaseerah.org

T HIS SUBJECT CONSISTS of a clari-


fication of the stages which one must
traverse in order to gain a thorough under-
other subjects.
The individual must identify the aayaat
which discuss one topic. This is the first
accordingly to correctly understand what
Allaah subhanau Ta'ala is saying.
From the best books which have been
standing of the Book of Allaah subhaanahu phase. It is advisable to seek help from authored to explain the meanings of the
wa Ta'ala. some of the books of Tafseer. words which are ghareeb al-Qur’aan, de-
It also entails a discussion of the various tailed terminology of the Qur’aan as found
books which an individual must utilize in There are some masaahif in which the in the Qur’aan is the book: Mufradaat
order to aid his understanding of the Book topics are identified; and some books of Ghareeb al-Qur’aan by ar-Raaghib al-
of Allaah, as well as the other sciences Tafseer which specify the aayaat which Asfahaanee. In this book the author col-
which will contribute to a better under- discuss a particular subject e.g. Tafseer ibn lects all the words in the Qur’aan and ex-
standing. Katheer, which identifies the aayaat which plains their linguistic and legislative mean-
speak about a single topic, and there are ings. ♦♦♦
First Stage: Select a topic and identify many books of Tafseer which do this.
the Aayaat dealing with that topic! Coming in next issue, Insha Allaah :
Second Stage: Study the meaning of the
One must specify a group of aayaat on a words and phrases. Third stage: Understand the Reason
particular topic. For example, if you look at for Revelation.
Surah al-Baqarah, you will find that it deals The individual must know that each par-
with many topics. It contains statements ticular subject is made up of a number of Fourth Stage: Identify the Aayah
on: eemaan (belief), kufr (disbelief), nifaaq words/phrases which have meaning in the which are Naasikh and Mansookh.
(hypocrisy), ahlul Kitaab (the People of the Sharee’ah (Legislation) and in the language.
Book), Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah), Siyaam An individual must understand the mean-
Fifth Stage: Identify the Muhkam
(fasting), talaaq (divorce), ribaa (interest), ing of these words in order to appropriately
mudaayanaat (blood money and debts) and use the linguistic or legislative meaning and Mutashabih verses.

Sunnah Etiquettes On Day Of


Eed-ul-Adha By Shaykh Sa`ad Naasir Ash-Shitree ‫ﺣﻔﻈﻪ اﷲ‬
Member of Council of Senior Scholars & Member of Lajnah Ad-Daaimah lil iftaa

A CTS AND ETIQUETTESon the


Day of `Eed from the Sunnah are:
Performing salaatul-`Eed with the Jama`ah
should eat from is your Udhiyyah i.e. sacrifi-
cial animal. (This is unlike `Eed-ul-Fitr
where you eat before the salaah to empha-
or tradition, provided that it does not have
anything which goes against Islam. It
should contain some sort of du`aa for the
(main body) of Muslims. Some Ulamaa` say size that Ramadaan had ended). people so that it is a supplication and a
that it is waajib (obligatory) and others say it greeting in one.
is Fardul-Kifaayah (i.e. a communal obliga- Muslims should beautify themselves and There should be celebration and playing
tion meaning that if a group of Muslims wear clothing specifically obtained for the on this day (so that the people and espe-
establish the `Eed salaah those who did not `Eed prayer. cially the children would enjoy the `Eed).
perform the salaah would be exempted or The udhiyyah should be slaughtered after the
excused). Muslims should also greet one another. `Eed salaah. ♦♦♦
Also, one should refrain from eating There is no specific greeting but it goes This was answered during Live Lecture by
until after the salaah; the first thing you back to what the people use in their culture albaseerah.org
Vol. 1 Issue 2 Nov 2008 Page 8

Know Your Scholars A New Series Based on a Secrets of the


Lecture from albaseerah.org by Shaykh Ahmed Al-Munayee ‫ ﺣﻔﻈﻪ اﷲ‬Professor, Imaam
Muhammed Islamic University and Lecturer in Masjid Al-Haraam during Hajj.
blessed Black Seed
The Virtues of Knowledge
"Use the Black Seed, because it
I N THE ARABIC language, Al-ilm-
“knowledge” means
‘understanding’ or ‘knowing’, and its
servant understands the truth, and with it
he distinguishes between truth and false-
hood; and he articulates this with concise
contains a cure for every type of
ailment, except for death."
[At-Tirmidhi, Ahmad, and Ibn
Sharee’ah (legislation) meaning is: expressions which achieve the intended
‘knowing the Deen (Religion) of (goal)”.
Hibban]
Islam with evidences’.
The “light which is cast into the SOME BLACK SEED each day
The evidences come from the heart”, occurs with an abundance of may keep all diseases away! Along
Qur’aan and the Sunnah of our seeking knowledge and eebaadah with any prescriptions you regularly
Prophet, and what they inform us of the (worship) and a desire to follow the Mes-
unseen and the apparent. Knowledge of senger of Allaah may peace and blessings of
take, Black Seed should be a first
the unseen includes what will happen Allaah be on him. After that, one must act choice in enhancing your immune
on Yawmul-Qiyaamah (the Day of upon this knowledge, put it into practice, system. It can be taken for cough,
Reckoning) and in the life to come as it and teach it to the people. This is one of flu, nasal congestion, diarrhea, back
is explained in the Qur’aan and Sunnah. the highest stations of subservience to ache, fatigue, to enhance circula-
Allaah and the means of earning Allaah’s
Knowledge of the apparent includes pleasure.
tion, for eczema, toothache, head-
acts of worship, business transactions, ache, dry scalp, and more.
and other social relationships in the So if a servant fulfils this, Allaah casts
Deen. Knowledge is based on Eemaan into his heart understanding of the A few ways to use Black Seed Oil
(belief) that we have; and believing in Qur’aan and the Sunnah and makes him include:
Allaah, submitting to Him and carrying from the People of Understanding.
out whatever He commands us to do.
Half teaspoon of black seed oil
The ability to implement Allaah’s com- Now that we have mentioned the defi- mixed with a hot drink of your
mands is in fact a favor and blessing nition of knowledge, in the next issue choice in the morning. Massage
from Allaah which He bestows on His we will explain the Virtue of Knowl- into the skin in problems areas e.g.
worshippers who seek knowledge of the edge, InshaAllaah. ♦♦♦ for backache, knee ache.
Deen and who act upon that knowl-
edge.
Put a few drops into a cup of
boiling water and inhale the vapors
Al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab said concern- for nasal inflammation and cough.
ing knowledge in his book “The Virtues Mix one teaspoon with a cup of
of the Knowledge of the Salaf above the Knowl- yogurt twice a day for diarrhea.
edge of the Khalaf”: “Knowledge is light
which is cast into the heart. With it the
Whole or Ground Black Seed may be
sprinkled on salads, fruits, soups or
cereal for added flavor and benefit.
Sulayman ibn Ayyub, may Allaah have mercy on him relates:
Note: Black seed oil should not be
I have heard Sufyan ibn Uyanah say, “I have witnessed 80 stand- take by pregnant women and must
ings at Arafah”. It has been related that from Sufyan that every be taken with care by the diabetic
year at Arafah he would say, ‘O Allaah, do not let this be my last patient as it has been known to
meeting with you’, then in the year he died, he did not make any lower the blood sugar level.
such prayer. He said, ‘I feel shy of Allaah.’”
——♦——
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The Obligation of Understanding


the Science of Hadeeth
By Noble Shaykh Muhammad Naasirud Deen Al-Albaani. ‫رﺣﻤﻪ اﷲ‬
This is taken from one of the early writings of great scholar of Hadeeth of our
time, He authored this in January 1952, (1392 H) -Rahimahu Allaah-

W E FIND MANY journalists who


write for Islamic magazines men-
tioning ahaadeeth [in their articles] attribut-
an extremely scarce act during these times,
with deep regret; just a few individuals
carry out this difficult task.
their reporters and narrators, so what is
mandatory upon him?
He answered by saying: “Those
ing to the Prophet may peace and blessings of ahaadeeth that he mentions in his speech
Allaah be on him without mentioning their 2. For the student [of knowledge] to rely without clarifying their reporters and narra-
sources from the books of the pure Sun- on: (either) a book who’s author has made tors are okay for him to mention with the
nah. Furthermore, they attribute these it specific only for the authentic ahaadeeth condition that he is among those who are
ahaadeeth to the Prophet may peace and bless- such as the two authentic books (of al- firmly grounded in field of Hadeeth. Or
ings of Allaah be on him confirming without Bukhaaree and Muslim). Or [he should rely that he relates them from a book whose
verifying that they are from him while these on] the statements of the investigators and author is from the People of Hadeeth.
ahaadeeth could be weak or fabricated.

And some authors fill up the pages ex- When they see a sermon that contains ahaadeeth in it,
plaining those unverified ahaadeeth and they memorize it and preach by it without knowing
some even use these ahadeeth as a legal that these ahaadeeth have a [authentic] source or not.
proof even though it has been proven inau-
thentic by the very specialized scholars of
hadeeth. What follows is a small piece of
advice to the preachers and those who de- scientists of hadeeth such as Imaam As for him relating them from the
liver sermons. Ahmad, Ibn Ma’een, Aboo Haatim ar- speeches whose authors are not from the
Raazee and others from those who suc- people of hadeeth, then this is not permis-
It is impermissible for a Muslim to at- ceeded them and also [scholars of came sible! Whoever does that should be disci-
tribute a hadeeth to the Prophet may peace later on] such as an-Nawawee, adh- plined harshly. This is the case with many
and blessings of Allaah be on him until after Dhahabee, az-Zaylai’ee, al-‘Asqalaanee, and preachers, indeed, when they see a sermon
verifying the validity of that hadeeth based those similar from the scholars who came that contains ahaadeeth in it, they memo-
on the principles of the scholars of after the earlier generations. rize it and preach by it without knowing
Hadeeth. The proof for this is the saying of that these ahaadeeth have a [authentic]
the may peace and blessings of Allaah be on him, This method is much easier for the pur- source or not.
“Beware of narrating from me except for what you suer of the truth; however it requires a per-
are certain of. Whoever deliberately tells lies about son to put forth great efforts in revision It is incumbent upon the rulers of every
me deliberately let him take his place in the Fire.” and exploration of the ahaadeeth, and it is a county to discipline its preachers regarding
Collected by Ibn Abee Shaybah with an matter that is binding. It is not proper for this matter. Then he said: “Moreover, it is
authentic chain of narration just as it can be anyone who has jealousy for his religion upon this preacher to clarify his source of
found in Faydul-Qadeer. and is eager and diligent upon keeping his narration. If it was an authentic source then
legislature from being polluted by some- there is no objection on him. Otherwise
There are two Methods of Verifying: thing which is not from it to turn aside objection is applicable on him. Indeed it is
from this matter. permissible for the ruler to remove him
1. For the student [of knowledge] to look from the job of preaching as a discipline
into the chain of narration and investigate For this reason the jurist Ibn Hajar al- for his attempt to misrepresent this honor-
its reporters and conversely grade it either Haytamee say in his book al-Fataawaa al- able position without right”. ♦♦♦
being authentic or weak basing this grading Madeeniyyah (pg.32): “He- may Allaah be
of his upon the principles and fundaments pleased with him - was asked regarding a If you would like us to print some work
of the Science of Hadeeth without blindly preacher who ascends the pulpit every Fri- of Scholars or address some specific
following a specific Imaam who may have day - and narrates many ahaadeeth without issue please email us at:
declared it to be authentic or weak. This is clarifying those who collected them nor albaseerah.org@gmail.com
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another. It is crucial for this person to


The Best Manner in Also, he is not to tire, weaken or get angry maintain the company of the righteous
and chase the one who is being called away. individuals and to disbelieve in the false
Giving Da’wah
Rather he is to choose the appropriate worship of Jesus. So, he should try to sit
manner as well as the appropriate clarifica- with the pious people.
tions and proofs. He is to withstand the
Question: what is the best way to give issues that anger him and give his sermon We advise him also to acquire beneficial
Da’wah ? with calmness and gentleness, it may be books such as “Riayaadh As-Saaliheen”,
that Allaah will facilitate it’s acceptance by "Fathu Al-Majeed, Sharh Kitaab At-
Answer: The way [to give Da’wah] - like those being called. By Noble Shaykh Abdul- Tawheed", "Buloogh Al-Maraam" and
Allaah ‘Aza wa Jal clarified - is clear in the Azeez Ibn Baaz ‫(رﺣﻤﻪ اﷲ‬almadeenah.com) "Tafseer ibn Katheer".
Book of Allaah and Sunnah of his Prophet.
Additionally, we advise him to take Al-
Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala says: Islaam from the books of Islaam, not from
{Invite (mankind, O Muhammad ) to the What Should the actions of the Muslims because their
Way of your Lord with wisdom (i.e. with a New Muslim Do ? actions can be rather evil. For it is possible
the Divine Inspiration and the Quraan) and that you will find a Muslim lying, commit-
fair preaching, and argue with them in a ting adultery and drinking intoxicants
way that is best.} [An Nahl/125] Question: If Allaah guides a man to whilst he knows these things are forbidden.
enter the religion of Al-Islaam, what
Allaah Ta’aala also says: should he say and what should be said Non-Muslims see these evil acts of the
{And by the Mercy of Allaah, you dealt to him? Muslims and then they judge the Muslims
with them gently. And had you been severe based on these evil acts. We would reply to
and harsh¬hearted, they would have bro- Answer: He should say, “Ash hadu an laa them by saying: We do not call you to this
ken away from around you…} [Al illaaha illa Allaah, wa anna Muhammadan Ra- (these evil acts) rather we call you to stick-
‘Imraan/159] soolu-llaah” (I testify that there is nothing ing to the correct religion. {Verily, Allaah
worthy of worship besides Allaah and that enjoins Al-`Adl (i.e. justice and worship-
Allaah ‘Az wa Jal also says in the story of Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah). ping none but Allaah Alone - Islaamic
Musa and Haaroon when He sent them to Then he is advised to sit with the righteous Monotheism) and Al-Ihsaan [i.e. to be pa-
Phir’aon (Pharaoh): {And speak to him ones. tient in performing your duties to Allaah,
mildly, perhaps he may accept admonition totally for Allaah's sake and in accordance
or fear Allaah.} [Taha/44] The Messenger Muhammad may peace and with the Sunnah (legal ways) of the Prophet
blessings of Allaah be on him said, “The simili- may peace and blessings of Allaah be on him in a
So the caller to is to choose a good method tude of good company and that of bad company is perfect manner], and giving (help) to kith
and have Hikmah in that; and it [Hikmah] like that of the owner of musk and of the one (iron- and kin and forbids Al-Fahshaa' (i.e. all evil
is knowledge of what Allaah said and what smith) blowing bellows; the owner of musk would deeds) Al-Munkar (i.e. all that is prohibited
came in the noble Prophetic narrations, either offer you free of charge or you would buy (it) by Islaamic law: , and Al-Baghy (i.e. all kinds
and then fine sermon as well as kind words from him or you would smell its pleasant odor, of oppression), He admonishes you, that
that affect the hearts and remind them of whilst the one who blows the bellows would either you may take heed.} (An-Nahl 16:90)
the afterlife, death, Al Jannah and the fire. burn your clothes or you would have to smell its
In order that the hearts accept the Da’wah, repugnant odor.” This is how the affair of trust and other
turn to it and listen attentively to what the matters should be, (yet) Muslims may have
Da’eeyah (caller) is saying. At the time when we were at the Univer- erred or committed atrocities that are con-
sity of Madinah, we were informed of a tradictory to the Legislation of Islaam.
Likewise if there is a Shubhah (doubt/ situation that took place in which a person These Muslims are not a proof for Islaam;
misconception) that the one who is being accepted Islaam. Thereby, he transferred rather Islaam is a proof against these Mus-
called has, then he is to cure it in a manner from the residency of the Christians to the lims. ♦♦♦
that is best, and remove it, not with harsh- residency of the Muslims. He found that
ness and force, but in a manner that is best. these Muslims would not establish their By Noble Shaykh Muqbil Haadi Al-Wad`aee,
So he mentions the Shubhah and removes daily prayers, so his Islaam became merely ‫ رﺣﻤﻪ اﷲ‬from his lecture “D’awatuna”
it with proofs. an act of relocating from one residency to
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1. Prophet, given the title “Friend of Allaah”.
2. Festival.
5. Allaah is Al-Hakeem, the All-________.
6. The `Eed prayer comprises ___ raka`aat.
(See next issue for solution)
1 2 3 4 8. One should use a ______ to clean his mouth before
the `Eed salaah.
5 6
7 9. Sanctuary; the ______ of Allaah is His prohibitions
8 9 10 11. One type of animal which may be slaughtered.
11
12. "Allaahu Akbar”
12 13 14 15
16 14. Ishaaq was the ____ of Prophet Ibraaheem born to
Saarah.
17
16. Maximum no. of shares in a camel or bull.
18 19 20 17. The sacrificial animal is also known as ________.
21 22
18. Obligatory.
23
24 22. The sacrifice must be done in the Name of
_______.
25 26 23. It is a Sunnah is perform _____ before going to the
`Eed prayers.
24. The sacrificial animal should be free from _______
such as a lame animal whose lameness is evident.
25. First month of Islamic calendar.
26. To perform the sacrifice is a stressed _____.

Down
1. Prophet, born to Hajar.
2. When Allaah decrees a thing He says ___ and it is!
4. Supplication
6. There are _____ days of Tashreeq.
7. Only those ___________ able are required to sacri-
fice an animal.
9. al-Maitah (dead animals not slaughtered) is ______
to eat.
10. The slaughterer must be either a ______ or from the
People of the Book (Ahlul-Kitaab).
13. For the `Eed salaah the _______ occurs after the
salaah.
15. The best day of the year is Yawm an-_____.
19. The Qur'aan was revealed to man and ________.
20. Bulls, ______ , sheep or goat may be sacrificed.
21. _________ or sacrificing for the sake of Allaah is
an act of worship
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