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Benefit: Draw Closer to Allāh by Honouring and Treating Your Parents Well

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Shaykh ʿAbdullāh al-Bukhārī (حفظه الله) said: “Draw closer to Allāh by honouring and treating your parents well, the same way you draw closer to Him by giving charity, being kind to your neighbour, giving your children a good upbringing, living well with your wife, and treating others well.”

Narrated and translated by Musa Shaleem Mohammed who heard it directly from the Shaykh during his explanation of Fatḥ al-Majīd on October 13th, 2016.
Reviewed by: Dr.ʿAbdu Ilāh Laḥmāmī

Benefit: Give What You Can O Salafī!

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

An admonition from the late Abū ʿUways (raḥimahullāh) to the community to give...to give before the time comes when there will be no one to give zakāh to. He laments how we used to spend money and support frivilous causes in jahilliyah or before coming to the Sunnah. He also gives an example of the one who claims to love Salafīyyah but does not want to give to the masjid because he doesn't agree with some of the people on the shūrah or how they run the masjid. He asks: you don't see it, ilm-online (telelinks), students of knowledge overseas, connections to the schoalrs etc (the Shaytān is real!)? A straight-talking clear advice about giving and not wastintg the opportunity to aid the daʿwah.


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Benefit: Intelligence Is to Prefer the Hereafter Over the Dunyā

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Imām Abū Ḥātim ibn Ḥibbān (d. AH 354), may Allāh have mercy upon him, said:1


Intelligence is the remedy of the hearts; the tool of the scholars; the seed for the tilth of the Hereafter; the Crown of the believer in the worldly life; and his readiness for any calamity. Whomever lacks intelligence, then gaining power shall never increase him in Honour, nor shall wealth ever Exalt him.

[1] Imām Abū Ḥātim ibn Ḥibbān, Rawḍah al-ʿUqalā, p56.
Translated by Umm Sufyān Fāṭimah

Benefit: Islamic Movies and Plays - Make-Believe or Mockery?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

An advice regarding "Islamic" movies and plays such as The Message. Can a non-Muslim ever come close to accurately portraying one of the Ṣaḥābah (may Allāh be pleased with them)? Is it ok for a Muslim to portray himself as a mushrik and pretend to worship idols for the sake of a play?

Our beloved brother Abū Khadījah covers the realities of these issues and presents some guidelines for the Muslim regarding them.


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Benefit: It Is Not a Proof That So-and-So Is Salafī Simply Because He Studied with a Shaykh

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

The noble Shaykh, Aḥmad Ibn ʿUmar Bazmūl: Be mindful, some people use as a proof (the fact that) so-and-so from the students of Shaykh Ibn ʿUthaymīn or from the students of Shaykh Ibn Bāz, that so-and-so (this person) is Salafī. No. This is not a distinguishing sign according to the Salafīs. It is only the Minhaj, manners, and attestation.

Due to this, we frequently get the question: "A man came to us claiming that so-and-so was from the students of Shaykh Muqbil; from the students of Shaykh Rabīʿ; from the students of Shaykh Ibn ʿUthaymīn." Is this sufficient? The answer is no. Not until he is attested to. Hence, he may be, and this is something well-known, he may be from the present day opposers. Rather, perhaps some of them are Takfīrī; some of them are perhaps Takfīrī, even if he ascribes to having studied under Shaykh Ibn ʿUthaymīn. Due to that, it is not to be used as a proof that so-and-so is similar to him. Clear? This is a benefit, so pay attention to it.

Due to this, when ʿAlī Al-Halabee comes to us and says: "I am from the students of al-Albānī." That's it, he is ruled to enter directly into Jannah?! He is ruled to have knowledge absolutely?! No, this does not suffice you; not until you walk and traverse upon the methodology of the Salaf upon which al-Albānī traversed, may Allāh have mercy upon him. If you oppose it then you are not from him, even if you clung to him from the time he began his studies up until the time he died, this would not suffice you. For the scholars free themselves from those who oppose (the truth). They free themselves from those who oppose (the truth). For this reason, this is of no benefit. So pay attention to this. 

Source: http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=132461
See also: Hiding Behind al-Albānī, Ibn Bāz, 'Uthaymīn
Translated by Raha Ibn Donald Batts


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Benefit: Knowledge Is Amānah

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Shaykh Ṣaliḥ ibn al-Fawzān, may Allāh preserve him, said:1 This knowledge is trust; (and certainly) not a property of yours that you amass and withhold from the people while they stand in need of it. So, it is your duty to convey it, to clarify it, and to call others to good. The Most High says: «(And remember) when Allāh took a covenant from those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) to make it (the news of the coming of Prophet Muḥammad, may Allāh raise his rank and grant him peace, and the religious knowledge) known and clear to mankind, and not to hide it.»2
 
(1) Al-Fawzān, Sharʹḥ al-Uṣūl al-Thʿaláthah.
(2) Sūrah Āli-ʿImrān (3):178.

Benefit: Learn to Taste Knowledge

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Shaykh Ṣāliḥ ibn al-Fawzān, may Allāh preserve him, said: "Knowledge is not acquired except through learning, and learning demands solicitude, diligence, effort, time, comprehension, and a conscious heart."1

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 (1) Al-Fawzān, Sharḥ al-Uṣūl al-Thalāthah.

Benefit: Patience in Fulfilling the Commandments of Allāh

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

That which is required from the servant is that he sticks to the obedience (of Allāh), even if it becomes burdensome. (Fulfilling) acts of obedience is not easy. The one who prays five times a day and stands for the night prayers needs to have patience. The one who spends his wealth (in the cause of Allāh), makes jiḥād for the sake of Allāh, orders the good and forbids the evil, and calls to Allāh requires patience upon the obedience of Allāh.

The one who does not have patience will not be continuously dutiful to Allāh; he will be active for the first and second days and then he will become exhausted, leaving off dutifulness to Allāh. If only he had patience, he would continue.

Shaykh Ṣālīḥ ibn Fawzān al-Fawzān

Source: al-Minḥah al-Rabāniyyah pg. 191.
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī

 

Benefit: Practical Means Towards Strengthening Brotherhood Series - Defending the Honour of a Muslim

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Our noble brother Ḥasan al-Ṣumālī, in the third installment of a six part mini-series of benefits on practical means toward strengthening brotherhood, discusses the significant importance of defending the honour of a Muslim from those who look to slander and backbite. This is an unfortunately rare practice in our times which, when implemented, brings about much good and when left off leads to great evils. 

Anyone looking to hear more on the topic may refer back to the full audio titled We are Brothers.


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Benefit: Practical Means Towards Strengthening Brotherhood Series - Exchanging Gifts

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Our beloved brother Ḥasan al-Ṣumālī, in the fifth part of a six part mini-series of benefits on practical means toward strengthening brotherhood highlights the virtues of exchanging gifts and likewise the recommended etiquettes of doing so. 

Anyone looking to hear more on the topic may refer back to the full audio titled We are Brothers.


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Benefit: Practical Means Towards Strengthening Brotherhood Series - Sincere Advice

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Our noble brother Ḥasan al-Ṣumālī, in the fourth parcel of a six part mini-series of benefits on practical means toward strengthening brotherhood, doles out some elemental guidelines concerning sincere advice, how it is to be implemented properly, and what is to be avoided.

Anyone looking to hear more on the topic may refer back to the full audio titled We are Brothers.


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Benefit: Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān's Advice to Ahl al-Sunnah In Yemen Who are Being Fought by the Hūthiyūn

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Important advice and reflections from Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān

[Q]: What is your advice to our brothers from Ahl al-Sunnah in Yemen who are being fought by the Houthiyoon (Rāfiḍah Shīʿah)? 

[A]: Upon them is to depend upon Allāh ('azza wa jal) and to supplicate to Him abundantly. They should defend themselves and their wealth according to their ability. What has afflicted them is as a result of their differing among themselves. If only they united under one banner nobody would have been able to interfere in their affairs. However, when they split, and each one wanted what he desired, it occurred to them what you see. Yes... I advise them to have patience and to carry out that which is required, and from that is to come together and not be divided: وَلاَ تَنَازَعُواْ فَتَفْشَلُواْ وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ وَاصْبِرُواْ  Do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength departs, and be patient... [Sūrah al-Anfāl: 46] وَلاَ تَكُونُواْ كَالَّذِينَ تَفَرَّقُواْ وَاخْتَلَفُواْ  And be not as those who divided and differed among themselves... [Sūrah Āli-'ʿImrān: 105] So upon them is to unite. This partisanship and differing causes harm to the Muslims. Upon them is to unite as one group upon the Qurʾān and the Sunnah and they should be together against other than them. Yes...


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Benefit: Should We (Continue to) Present Refutations If People Don't Like Them?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

In response to a question posed by some of the brothers who attend Masjid al-Furqān (TROID), our noble brother ʿʿAbdu-Ilāh Lahmāmī offers some beneficial advice based on the speech of the scholars concerning the merits of spreading presentations refuting falsehood and warning from misguidance, regardless of whether people like it or not. For more Q & A on manhaj topics you may refer to the complete audio found here.


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Benefit: Taking Heed of Refutations from the Scholars

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

A mighty principle in our religion is sticking to the People of Knowledge in times of misguidance and innovation. The firmly grounded scholars nurture the Muslims upon the correct understanding of Islām and teach them the correct beliefs and rulings. In addition to this, they warn the Muslims from false beliefs as well as those who propagate them. In this short benefit, our brother Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson elaborates on the role of the scholars in this regard. Take a listen and spread the reminder amongst the Muslims you know. May Allāh make us firm upon the correct understanding of His Religion.


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Benefit: The Broadcast Yourself Generation - Advice for Bloggers and Social Media Enthusiasts

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

A brief advice concerning the nature of today's internet landscape, one in which participation is encouraged by current information funnelling technologies such as Twitter, YouTube etc. The Salafī student of knowledge is one who listens, reads and learns. However, the internet today is driven by platforms which encourage participation and the constant flow of information (we will discuss the reasons for this at another juncture). In this regard, one can feel left out if he/she is not tweeting, youtubing, blogging etc. Is blogging and spreading information about Islām for everyone? Does it inhibit time spent studying? Abū Khadījah offers some advice in this regard.


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Benefit: The Claims - Don't Warn Before Advising! Mentioning Names Is Wrong!

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Our beloved brother Abū Ḥakīm Bilāl Davis clarifies the reality regarding the claim that it is not allowed to warn against a person who has opposed the Sunnah unless one had advised that person in private beforehand and that it is not permissible to mention that person by name. Our dear brother then goes on to explain how the one who has fallen into error is to correct himself in the most noble of manners. For those who would like to learn more refer to the audio titled "Q&A Concerning Modern-Day Callers & Groups and The Tricks they Employ" recorded in 2008 during the the Seminar 'Holding on to Islām in Times of Fitnah' in Toronto, Canada available for download here.


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