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A Statement about Salafi Websites, Digital Content and Re-Orienting Access Points

A Statement about Salafi Websites, Digital Content and Re-Orienting Access Points

Over the past five to eight years, the dynamics of the Internet have changed; consumers have become producers (“prosumers”), the audience has become the host in the emerging Web 2.0 era. The Internet now invites interactivity at every juncture, encouraging its users to type, record and publish. With the advent of this technology, and in particular social media, numerous opportunists appeared attempting to create their own social-network infused online communities, utilising today’s technologies like a ‘digital minbar’.


Benefit: Calling the People of the Book to Islām Using the Bible?

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

Today, the abundance of Islamic callers is overwhelming. The Internet has enhanced the claim of many digitized Youtube callers, claiming to call to the truth. From these callers are those who invite the disbelievers to Islām using verses from the Bible, such as Zakir Naik and Shabir Ally. This methodology in da'wah often opens up the door to interfaith dialogues. Is this methodology of calling to Allāh correct? Are there any consequences to this way? Alhamdulillāh, our Shaykh, Muqbil ibn Hādī al-Wādiʿī, briefly discussed this issue in Questions from the Salafīs of Toronto to the Imām of Yemen. So listen to this short benefit, may Allāh increase you knowledge.


Benefit: If the Bell Is the Musical Instrument of al-Shaytān, What About Your Melodious Ringtones?

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

‘O Muslims - Music Intoxicates the Intellect!!

 17. Ridding your house (if you can) of any type of bells

Abū Hurayrah reported Allāh's Messenger (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhī wa-sallam) as saying: “The bell is the musical instrument of Shayṭān.”1

If this is the case - the bell is the musical instrument of Iblīs - then how could it be that a Muslim claiming to fear Allāh, has reverberating in their cars or pounding in their homes; jazz, rhythm and blues, pop, hip-hop, gangster rap tunes or the like? Much worse than that, is the musical tune coming from the mobile/cell phones in the houses of Allāh, especially during the times of ṣalāh!

Shaykh al Islām Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah said in his book ‘Madaarijus Saalikeen’ (1/485) said: “How astonishing! That is, what type of faith, light, insight, guidance and knowledge can be gained from listening to tuneful verse and music in which most of  what is said is prohibited and warrants that Allāh be angry with and would warrant the punishment of Allāh and His Messenger?"

He also said in his book ‘Ighaathatul-Lahfaan’ (1/258-259) “Singing [and music] is worse and more harmful than stories of emperors, because it directs [one] to adultery and fornication and it is the fountainhead of hypocrisy. It is the snare of the Shayṭān, and it intoxicates the intellect. Its obstructing (people) from the Qurʾān is worse than any way in which other types of phony speech blocks them, because the souls of people lean towards [sounds like this] and have the desire to listen to it”.

How can anyone who has the slightest amount of baṣīrah (keen insight) and life in his heart attempt to draw near to Allāh and increase his faith by enjoying something which is hated by Him, and He loathes the one who says it and the one who accepts it?

An excerpt from the upcoming TROID Publication: How to Protect Yourself from Shayṭān


1 Ṣaḥīh Muslim vol.3; ḥadīth #5279. 

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.


Beware the Perils of the Internet

  Abū ʿAbdullāh Ḥasan al-Ṣumālī

A discussion on some of the harms of internet technologies, specifically social media in its various forms. The misuse of these technologies for evil is commonplace today. Many Muslims let their guards down online and do not give thought to how they interact with the internet and what this is doing to their time. The issue of seeking knowledge versus click-happy sociability and the overall absorption of time into a vortex of techo time-wasting is explored also.

Case Study: Researching al-Barbahārī - Don't Depend on "Shaykh" Google

  Abū ʿAbdullāh Ḥasan al-Ṣumālī

A case study in researching the works of the great Imām, al-Bārabahārī. The noble speaker uncovers some of the allegations of Western "academics" against this great scholar of the Salaf. Theses atheist, orientalist "intellectuals" base their attack on ridiculing the Salaf, insinuating that they are feeble-minded since they did not open up their "reasoning" to taʿwīl (figurative interpretation), like the Ahl al-Kalām (people of theological rhetoric) did. In addition, the speaker uncovers poor research, in essence, lies quoted by these "academics" to attack Imām al-Barbahārī, blind reliance on heretical figures that oppose the actual writings of al-Barbahārī. The speaker concludes by warning the Muslims not to rely on unreliable sources (via Google etc.), this not being the approach of research for the upright Muslim.

RT @1MMeducation: Al-hamdu lillaah, as Sh.Rabee' predicted: The youth will return to their senses! Senior scholar, Sh. Saalih al-Fowzaan…

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