A Gift for the Intellects in Explanation of the Three Fundamental Principles
by Shaykhul-Islām Muhammad Ibn 'Abdul-Wahhaab [raḥimahullāh]
with the explanation of Shaykh 'Ubayd al-Jābirī
Narrated and Taught by: Abū 'Abdullāh Ḥasan al-Ṣumālī
Day - Friday nights between Maghrib and Ishaa' (7:30 EST to start) beginning Fri. Sept. 25th insha'Allaah
Local Attendance - Masjid al-Furqaan and Islāmic Centre (TROID) 874-A Weston Rd. Toronto, ON.
Online Attendance - Paltalk > Religion and Spirtuality > Islam > Live troid.ca
Notes, Quizes, Tests, QA - To be annoucned
About the Book:
The book before you is an explanation of a concise yet great work written by a noble Scholar of Islām from the twelth century of Islām, known as Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhaab. He compiled this work, called "The Three Fundamental Principles", in order to make clear to the people the core and fundamental principles upon which Islām is established.
Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhaab took these principles from the texts of Qur'aan and pure Prophetic Sunnah, as well as the Companions and those who succeeded them. This is why in all of the works of the Shaikh, whether small or large, you will find quote after quote from the Religious texts. Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhaab is a much maligned and misrepresented Scholar. His adversaries, in his time and after expended much effort in spreading misinformation regarding his belief and methodology.
Some ascribe to him extremism; others ascribe to him deviation in belief and creed. All of this are falsehoods easily repelled by the legacy of authorship that he left behind, which clearly show that he was neither an extremist, nor a deviant, rather his works show that he was a true traditionalist in the Path of the Messenger of Allaah and his Companions.
I was a little confused with a couple of things in the lecture as it pertains to the homework. Our brother Ḥasan as-Sumalee mentioned a hadith about the 4 things that a servant will be asked before he will be allowed to proceed on youm al-qiyamah and he only mentioned one point. Then for the homework he asked us to find the answer to the question of whether or not the kuffar will be questioned and whether or not the anbiya will be questioned. Is he talking about the well-known questions in the grave or was he referring to the 4 questions in the hadith he sort of narrated?
Baarik allah feek
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Reminder: the good suggestion of our teacher, Abū 'Abdullāh -
Gather an hour before, in Masjid al-Furqaan (Toronto) or Masjid Muqbil Ibn Hādī (Philadelphia) or in other gatherings online etc. and practise the memorisation of the text. The poetic recitation has been added to the class audio page for download, listening and memorisation.
I wanted to ask the Sh. a question but there was no time left so maybe he already answered it and perhaps I didn't hear. The question was, Is Ilm obligitory when enjoining good and shunning evil? For example, giving advice to someone but not really having enough knowledge to give the daleel for it...If someone can answer this I would greatly appriciate it or if a brother can ask the Sh. next class insh'allah Jazak'Allah Khair
That which is correct is that the Prophets will not be trialed and questioned in the grave because:
1. The Prophets (Alayhim as-Ṣalātu was-Salaam) are superior to the martyrs and the Prophet (Salla Allaahu ‘Alayhi was Sallam) has informed that the Martyr will be saved from the trial of the grave. He (Salla Allaahu Alayhi was Sallam) said: “The flashing of the swords above his head is a suffient trial for him.” Reported by Imām an-Nasaa’ee (4/99); and authenticated by Shaykh Albani in Ahkaam al-Janaa’iz.
2. The Prophets will be asked about as it will be said to the dead “Who is your Prophet?” Therefore, they will be asked about and they themselves will not be questioned.
Explanation of al-Waasitiyyah of Ibn Uthaymīn (2/110).
The disbelievers (those who openly profess disbelief) will also be questioned in their grave. This is the position of the majority of scholars. One of the proofs for this is the ḥadīth narrated by Anas (Radiy Allaahu ‘Anhu) collected by Imām al-Bukhārī in the Book of Funerals; chapter ‘The Punishment Of The Grave’ where the Prophet (Salla Allaahu ‘Alayhi was Sallam) said:
"When the slave is put in his grave and his companions leave, and verily he hears their footsteps, two angels come to him and make him sit and ask him, 'What did you use to say about this man?' The believer will say, 'I testify that he is the slave of Allaah and His Messenger.' Then they will say to him, 'Look at your place in the Hell Fire, Allah has given you a place in Paradise instead of it.' So he will see these two places. Whereas the hypocrite and the disbeliever will be asked, ‘What did you use to say about this man?’ He will reply, ‘I do not know; but I used to say what the people used to say…”
Ibn al-Qayyim discusses this issue excellently in ‘Kitaab ar-Rooh’ p. 83-86. He concludes that the texts of the Book and the Sunnah establish that the disbeliever will be trialed in the grave.
Benefit: Some of the people of knowledge from amongst them Ibn Abdil Barr held the position that the Kāfir will not be trialed and that the trial is specific for those who were considered people of the Qiblah.
Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr also addresses this matter in Fath in the same chapter as the ḥadīth of Anas mentioned earlier.
The class will be postponed for the next two weeks.
Fri. 16th Oct. [due to speaker travelling] Fri. 23rd Oct. [due to 'How to Maintain as a Muslim Youth' seminar]
Here is the schedule for the coming weeks thereafter,
Fri. 30th Oct. 19.30ET | 16.30PT | 01.30UK
Fridays Nov - Feb 5th insha'allaah 19.00ET | 16.00PT | 00.00 UK
With the clocks moving back to standard time in N. America (first Sun. of Nov.) the class will have a steady schedule after Ishaa' on Fridays. We want to reiterate our dedication to maintaining the timings/schedule and consistency of the class, weeks will only be skipped due to necessity (events/illness etc.)