Sunday, December 27, 2009

Islam for Non-Muslims


Islam is the final message from Allah(God in Arabic,I will be saying Allah throughout this article) to mankind. Islam means submission to the will and commandments of Allah(Most High). Islam was the way and methodology of all the prophets and messengers before including Eesa(Jesus) and Musa(Moses)-alayhima salaam(peace be upon them both)- Allah sent Muhammad(peace be upon him) as his last and final messenger to mankind to bring people from the depths and darknesses of disbelief and misguidance to the light, guidance and justice of Islam as Allah said:

"He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad ) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islamic Monotheism) to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Muhammed ) hate (it)."(surah saff verse 9)

Allah is the ONLY existing and One true God and there is no god except Allah(Most High):

"Say (O Muhammad ()): "He is Allâh, (the) One.Allâh-us-Samad (The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks)."He begets not, nor was He begotten;And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him." (Surah al Ikhlaas verses 1-4)

"Allah! There is no god but He - the Living, The Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him Nor Sleep. His are all things In the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede In His presence except As he permitteth? He knoweth What (appeareth to His creatures As) Before or After or Behind them. Nor shall they compass Aught of his knowledge Except as He willeth. His throne doth extend Over the heavens And on earth, and He feeleth No fatigue in guarding And preserving them, For He is the Most High. The Supreme (in glory)."
[Surah al-Baqarah verse 255]

Allah is the one who created the heavens and the earths and all that is in between them, there is no god except Him.

Allah(Most High) says:

"Allah is the One Who created seven heavens and of the earth a similar number. The command descends upon them so that you know that God has power over all things and comprehends all things in His knowledge."(Surah Talaq verse 12)

Islam is the only religion which will be accepted from the person and none other than it.
Allah(Most High) says:

"And whoever desires a religion other than Islam, it shall not be accepted from him, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers." (Surah Alee Imran verse 85)

"(As for) those who disbelieve, surely neither their wealth nor their children shall avail them in the least against Allah, and these it is who are the fuel of the fire." (Surah Alee Imran verse 10)

"The Companions of the Garden will call out to the Companions of the Fire: "We have indeed found the promises of our Lord to us true: Have you also found Your Lord's promises true?" They shall say, "Yes"; but a crier shall proclaim between them: "The curse of Allah is on the wrong-doers" (Surah al An'aam verse 44)

Islam is the real purpose of life for mankind both jinn and human beings as Allah(Most High) said:

"And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone)."(Surah adh Dhariyaat verse 56)

We were not created to enjoy this world and then die. We were not created to party and sin(enjoyment as most people see it). We were created for one sole purpose and that is to worship the Creator. How can we then deny his existence or his oneness and join others in worship with him as the Christians did:

"Surely, the disbelievers are those who said: "Allâh is the third of the three (in a Trinity)." But there is no ilâh (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One Ilâh (God -Allâh). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall the disbelievers among them. Will they not repent to Allâh and ask His Forgiveness? For Allâh is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.."(Surah Maidah verses 73-74)

Or the Jews who said:

"And the Jews say: 'Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allâh..."(Surah Tawbah verse 30)

What a horrible thing to say against the Most High and a terrible lie!

"That is a saying from their mouths. They imitate the saying of the disbelievers of old. Allâh's Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth!"(Surah Tawbah verse 30)

So O People of the Book do not lie against Allah(Most High) and he is all-aware of that which you accuse him of and you will be questioned on a Day which will make the child turn grey headed so how can you turn away from the punishment of Allah for your disbelief.
"Then how can you avoid the punishment, if you disbelieve, on a Day that will make the children grey-headed (i.e. the Day of Resurrection)?"(Surah Muzzammil verse 17)

On a day when the eyes of the person who oppressed, oppressed themselves by lying and disbelieving in Allah when they were in this world, on that day when their eyes will stare in horror and terror:

"Consider not that Allah is unaware of that which the Dhalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers, etc.) do, but He gives them respite up to a Day when the eyes will stare in horror."(Surah Ibrahim verse 42)

No! We were here to worship Allah, the Creator, the only one deserving of our worship. The one whose right upon us is to worship him without associating any partners with him(polythiesm,etc) and whose our right upon him is that if we do so, we are not punished with the fire. O Allah help us and guide us! The Earth, Heavens, and all that is in between was not created for mere game or play:

"And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in play. " (Surah ad Dukhaan verse 38)

By Umm Abdullah

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Translation of the Quran:

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Shaykh Muhammad Rashaad(rahimahullah) passes away....

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah

Shaykh Muhammad Rashaad Mua'llim Ishaaq passed away today the ninth of Dhul Hijjah(nov. 26,09) in Mina(some reports say he was standing on 'Arafah..wallahu a'llam) as he was performing the hajj rites. Shaykh Muhammad Rashaad was a somali scholar who would go mostly to Europe and Canada. He was an imam of the hugest masjid in Ottawa, Canada. Shaykh Muhammad(rahimahullah) was a proffessor of health(chemistry) and sharee'ah. May Allah accept his hajj and place him in the highest levels of paradise.Rahimahullah.May Allah(azza wa jall) accept his hajj and make his grave a noor and waasi' for him.Rahimahullah.

inaa lilahi wa inaa ilayhi raji'oon

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Abu Bakr an Nabulsi--RahimahuAllah

Abu Bakr an-Nabulsi: The Flayed Martyr

He was Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Sahl bin Nasr ar-Ramli, the martyr commonly known as an-Nabulsi. He was a devout and pious worshipper who was not attached to the pleasures of this world. He always stood for the truth. He would fast every other day, and was an influence on all people around him.

He was a scholar of Fiqh and Hadith. He was considered to be one of the greatest scholars of Hadith of his time, as he narrated from the likes of at-Tabarani and Ibn Qutaybah. Also, he taught the likes of ad-Daraqutni, al-Midani, and ‘Ali bin ‘Umar al-Halabi.

‘Ubaydillah al-Mahdi established the Fatimid state, and took the city of al-Mahdiyyah – after which he is named – as its capital. This city is located on the coast of Tunisia, and it is about 16 miles from the southeast section of the city of Qayrawan. Then, the sons of ‘Ubaydillah al-Mahdi continued his expansionist policy until Abu Tamim bin Isma’il – also known as al-Mu’iz li-Dinillah – conquered Egypt. He entered it on Friday, on the 8th of Ramadan in the year 362 H, and established the city of Cairo . The rulers of this Fatimid state ascribed themselves to the Shiite ideology, while the people of Egypt and Palestine were Sunnis.

The tribulations presented by the Fatimid dynasty were a great trial for the Muslims. When they colonized Palestine, the righteous and poor people escaped from Jerusalem because the Fatimids would force the scholars of the Muslims to curse all of the Companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) during their speeches and sermons. From these scholars who escaped the Fatimids was al-Imam an-Nabulsi, who escaped to Damascus. When al-Mu’iz li-Dinillah arrived in Syria and conquered it, he began to personally call to his heretical ideology, forbidding people from praying the Tarawih and Duha prayers, and forcing them to make QunutDhuhr prayers. during the

As for an-Nabulsi, he was from Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah, and he considered it an obligation to fight these Fatimids. He said in regards to these Fatimid rulers: “If I had ten spears in my possession, I would throw one of them at the Romans, and I would throw the other nine at these tyrannical Fatimids.”

When the ruler of Damascus – Abu Mahmud al-Kitami – was able to defeat the Qaramitah (who were the enemies of the Fatimids), he arrested al-Imam an-Nabulsi and put him in prison in Ramadan. When the commander of the army of al-Mu’iz li-Dinillah arrived in Damascus, an-Nabulsi was handed over to them and taken to Egypt. When he arrived in Egypt, he was taken to al-Mu’iz li-Dinillah, who said to him: “I have been informed that you said that if a man has ten spears, then he should throw one of them at the Romans, and nine of them at us!”

So, an-Nabulsi said: “I did not say this!!”

The Fatimid ruler smiled, and assumed that the Imam would retract his statement. So, he asked him: “What did you say, then?”

So, an-Nabulsi responded to him – with strength and boldness – “If a man has ten spears, then he should throw nine of them at you, then he should throw the tenth one at you as well!!!”

So, al-Mu’iz asked him, in shock: “And why is that?”

So, the Imam answered him back with the same boldness: “Because you changed the religion of the Ummah, and you killed the righteous people, and you put out the divine light of guidance, and you usurped that which did not belong to you!”

So, the Fatimid ruler ordered for him to be brought out in front of the public. The next day, he was whipped severely. On the third day, an-Nabulsi was nailed to a cross, and a Jewish butcher was brought out to peel off his flesh after the Muslim butchers had refused to do so. By the time the flesh was peeled from the top of his head down to his face, he was still patiently engaging in the remembrance of Allah and repeating the verse from the Qur’an: {“…and that is written in the Book of Our Decrees.”} [al-Isra'; 58]. When the butcher had finally gotten to an-Nabulsi’s arms, he decided to put him out of his misery, and took a knife of his and stabbed it into an-Nabulsi’s heart, after which he died.

It was later reported by eyewitnesses that while an-Nabulsi was on the cross, the recitation of the Qur’an could be heard coming from his dead body.

Also, Ibn ash-Sha’sha’ al-Misri narrated that he saw an-Nabulsi in a dream after he had been killed, looking very beautiful and joyous. So, he asked him: “What has Allah done with you?”

So, an-Nabulsi replied:
My Lord Loved me in eternal honor * And He Promised me closeness and friendship to Him

And He brought me close to Him * And Said: “Rejoice in an everlasting life next to Me.”

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Inspiring Accounts of the Sahaba


Umayr ibn Al-Hamaam

Anas bin Maalik, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated: “The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam took off with his companions and they beat the polytheists in reaching Badr. When the polytheists arrived there, the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said: “None of you should do anything until I proceed.” Then, when the disbelievers came closer to them, the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said: “Rise to Paradise, which is as wide as the distance between the heavens and the earth.” ‘Umayr Ibn Al-Hamaam, may Allaah be pleased with him, asked: ‘O Messenger of Allaah, is it really as wide than the heavens and earth?’ He sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam replied: “Yes.” Thereupon ‘Umayr said: ‘Bakh Bakh.’ (an expression reflecting astonishment). The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam asked: “What made you say Bakh Bakh?” He said: ‘Nothing, except the desire to be of its dwellers.’ The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said: “You will be of its people.” Then ‘Umayr, may Allah be pleased with him, took out some dates which he had in his arrow pouch and started eating them, then he stopped and said to himself: ‘Indeed it would be a too long a life for me if I were to live long enough to finish eating these dates’ - then he threw them away and fought until he was killed.”

Saeed ibn Rab'ia

When Saeed ibn Rab'ia was injured in the Battle of Uhud,when he had 70 wounds from strikes of lances and bows and swords. He said to his people, "Deliver my salaam to the Messenger of Allaah peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him, and say to him that I, by Allah,smell the scent of paradise. And there is no excuse for you , if something unnoticed would happen to the Messenger of Allaah., peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him, while you have an eye with which you can see." Then his soul went up, may Allaah have mercy with him and be pleased with him.

Anas ibn Nadhr

Some of the companions of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam would smell the scent of Paradise and it would make them unable to control their desire to fight strongly and valiantly to the death. Anas Ibn Maalik, may Allaah be pleased with him, said:
“My uncle Anas Ibn An-Nadhr, may Allaah be pleased with him, missed the battle of Badr, so he said to the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam: ‘O messenger of Allaah, I missed the first battle that you fought against the polytheists, but if Allaah allows me to participate in the next one, then He will see what I can do.’ Then, after the day of the battle of Uhud when some Muslims retreated he went forth saying: ‘O Allaah I seek your forgiveness for what they have done (i.e., the Muslims for retreating) and I disassociate myself from what those have done (i.e., the polytheists for killing the Muslims)’, as he continued going forth, he came across Sa’ad Ibn Mu’aadh, may Allaah be pleased with him, and said: ‘O Sa’ad! I swear by the Lord of the tribe of An-Nadhr, it is Paradise (i.e., the reward for martyrdom). I can smell its fragrance close to Uhud.’” After the battle, Sa’d Ibn Mu’aadh told the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam: “I swear By Allaah, on that day I could not perform as he did.” Anas Ibn Maalik, may Allaah be pleased with him, continued: “(After the battle) we found more than eighty gashes on his (i.e., Anas Ibn An-Nadhr’s) body which were the result of swords, arrows and spears. In fact, the polytheists had mutilated his body so much that nobody could recognise who it was, except his sister, who identified him from his fingers.” (Bukhaari & Muslim).

The story of Anas ibn Nadhr was the reason of the revelation of the Ayaah:

مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوا مَا عَاهَدُوا اللَّهَ عَلَيْهِ ۖ فَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ قَضَىٰ نَحْبَهُ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ يَنْتَظِرُ ۖ وَمَا بَدَّلُوا تَبْدِيلًا

"Among the believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allâh, of them some have fulfilled their obligations and some of them are still waiting, but they have never changed  in the least" (Surat Al-Ahzab:23)

Abu Mihjan

Abu Mihjan was one of the companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

This Sahaabi was suffering from an addiction to drinking wine. He was brought and flogged, then brought and flogged again, but he knew that this problem did not relieve him of his duty to strive for the cause of Islaam. So he went out with the Muslims to the Battle of  al-Qaadisiyyah as a soldier, seeking martyrdom on the battlefield. In al-Qaadisiyyah he was brought to the commander of the army, the great companion, Sa'ad ibn Abi Waqqaas, for having drunk wine. Sa'ad detained him so that the Muslim ranks would be cleansed of such a sin of and so that the victory would not be lost at the cost of such sinning because the companions knew sins delayed the victory.

This detention was a harsh punishment which caused Abu Mihjan a great deal of anguish. When he heard the sounds of swords and spears, and the neighing of the horses, and he knew that the battle had begun, and the gates of Paradise were open, he was filled with longing for the battlefield. He called to the wife of Sa'ad ibn Abi Waqqaas saying, "Let me go and I promise Allaah that if I come back safe and sound, I will put my own feet in the chains, and if I am killed, then you will be rid of me." She felt sorry for him, so she let him go, and he leapt onto a horse belonging to Sa'ad which was called al-Balqa'. Then he picked up a spear and set off  to witness the winds of victory descending from the heavens. He did not attack any group of enemy soldiers but he scattered them away. 

Sa'ad was supervising the battle from his fort as he was injured and he was surprised when he saw his own horse galloping in the battlefield , so he said, "This is the running of al-Balqa', and the style of attack is that of Abu Mihjan, but Abu Mihjan is in chains!" When the battle was over, Abu Mihjan went back and put his feet in the chains. The wife of Sa'ad told him this wonderful story, so Sa'ad admired this man and his care for Islam and love for the battles, so he himself went to this former wine-drinker and released him of his chains with his own hands and said, "Get up, for by Allaah I will never flog you for drinking wine again." Abu Mihjan said, "By Allaah, I will never drink it again."

See al-Isaabah fi Tamyeez al-Sahaabah, 4/173-174; al-Bidaayah wa'l- Nihaayah, 9/632-633

Monday, October 26, 2009

Responses to Tantawi on the Niqaab

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

Arabic Lectures on Niqaab and its position and hukm in Islam:

حكم النقاب فى الإسلام
لفضيلة الشيخ محمد حسان

Ruling on Niqaab in Islam By Shaykh Muhammad Hassaan(hafithahullah)

النقاب ...
عادة أم عبادة ؟؟؟

لفضيلة الشيخ
مسعد أنور حفظه الله

Niqaab.....Cultural or Ritual(ibadah)??? By Shaykh Mus'aad Anwar(hafithahullah)


scholars or falsifiers
by Abu Adnan

Monday, October 19, 2009

Types of Kufr(disbelief)

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah


The following information was excerpted from the appendices to the English translation of TAFSEER IBN KATHEER.The Qur’aan uses the word Kufr to denote people who cover up or hide realities. The Qur’aan uses this word to identify those who denied Allaah’s favors by not accepting His Dominion and Authority. Kufr thus is an antonym for Iman or disbelief in Allaah and a Kaafir is a non-believer. This type of Kufr is called AL-KUFR UL AKBAR or major kufr. There are many types of Al-Kufr ul Akbar:

1. Kufrul-’Inaad: Disbelief out of stubborness. This applies to someone who knows the truth and admits to knowing the truth and admits to knowing it with his tongue, but refuses to accept it and refrains from making a declaration. Allaah subhanahu wa ta’ala says: Throw into Hell every stubborn disbeliever [Soorah Qaaf (50), Ayah 24]

2. Kufrul-Inkaar: Disbelief out of denial. This applies to someone who denies with both heart and tongue. Allaah subhanahu wa ta’ala says: They recognize the favors of Allaah, yet they deny them. Most of them are disbelievers. [Soorah Nahl (16), Ayah 83]

3. Kufrul-Kibr: Disbelief out of arrogance and pride. The disbelief by the devils (Iblees) is an example of this type of Kufr.

4. Kufrul-Juhood: Disbelief out of rejection.This applies to someone who aknowledges the truth in his heart, but rejects it with his tongue. This types of kufr is applicable to those who calls themselves Muslims but who reject any necessary and accepted norms of Islam such as Salaat and Zakat. Allaah subhanahu wa ta’ala says: They denied them (OUR SIGNS) even though their hearts believed in them , out of spite and arrogance. [Soorah Naml (27), Ayah 14]

5. Kufrul-Nifaaq: Disbelief out of hypocrisy.This applies to someone who pretends to be a believer but conceals his disbelief. Such a person is called a MUNAFIQ or hypocrite. Allaah subhanahu wa ta’ala says: Verily the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of Hell. You will find no one to help them. [Soorah An Nisaa (4), Ayah 145]

6. Kufrul-Istihaal: Disbelief out of trying to make HARAM into HALAL. This applies to someone who accepts as lawful (Halal) that which Allaah has made unlawful (Haram) like alcohol or adultery.Only Allaah subhanahu wa ta’ala has the prerogative to make things Halal and Haram and those who seek to interfere with His right are like rivals to Him and therefore fall outside the boundries of faith.

7. Kufrul-Kurh: Disbelief out of detesting any of Allaah’s subhanahu wa ta’ala commands. Allaah subhanahu wa ta’ala says: Perdition (destruction) has been consigned to those who disbelieve and He will render their actions void. This is because they are averse to that which Allaah has revealed so He has made their actions fruitless. [Soorah Muhammed (47), Ayah 8-9]

8. Kufrul-Istihzaha: Disbelief due to mockery and derision. Allaah subhanahu wa ta’ala says: Say: Was it at Allaah, His signs and His apostles that you were mocking? Make no excuses. You have disbelieved after you have believed. [Soorah Taubah (9), ayah 65-66]

9. Kufrul-I’raadh: Disbelief due to avoidance. This applies to those who turn away and avoid the truth. Allaah subhanahu wa ta’ala says: And who is more unjust than he who is reminded of his Lord’s signs but then turns away from them. Then he forgets what he has sent forward (for the Day of Judgement) [Soorah Kahf (18), Ayah 57]

10. Kufrul-Istibdaal: Disbelief because of trying to substitute Allaah’s Laws. This could take the form of:

(a) Rejection of Allaah’s law (Sharee’ah) without denying it

(b) Denial of Allaah’s law and therefore rejecting it, or

(c) Substituting Allaah’s laws with man-made laws. Allaah subhanahu wa ta’ala says: Or have they partners with Allaah who have instituted for them a religion which Allaah has not allowed. [Soorah Shuraa(42), Ayah 8] Allaah subhanahu wa ta’ala says: Say not concerning that which your tongues put forth falsely (that) is lawful and this is forbidden so as to invent a lie against Allaah. Verily, those who invent a lie against Allaah will never prosper. [Soorah Nahl (16), Ayah 116]

(From SunnahOnline)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Mothers: Producers of Heroes

Mothers: Producers of Heroes
By Shaykh Abdullah Azzam(may Allah have mercy upon him and accept him among the Shuhada)

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

“...Mothers play a great role in building a generation. The better a mother is at raising her children, the more successfully the Ummah is built and the more successful it is at producing heroes. You hardly ever see a great man except that a great woman is behind him who left some of her traits in his personality by way of the milk from which he was fed and the warm embrace in which he sought refuge.

Most men find it hard to remove these shining images from their minds that they retain of their mothers. These outstanding images that ran through his veins from a young age remain engraved in his mind, and he cannot help but to remember them with veneration and pride. He recalls the simple, clear words that his mother left his spirit with, and these words grow to become milestones on his path and guiding lights on his quest.

He cannot help but to place himself under the vast shade that his mother provided for him throughout the long course of his life, nurtured by the pleasant emotions and mixed with the eternal days of his life. These realities grow in his spirit and become an inseparable part of his personality that he cannot let go of without letting go of his humanity.

This is why preserving this affection and repaying this kindness with kindness is an obligation in Islam that is directly partnered with Tawhid: {“...and your Lord ordained that you worship only Him, and that you treat your parents with excellence...”} [al-Isra’; 32] And disobedience to them is directly partnered with kufr.

Respect for mothers occupies a very high position on the ladder of Islam, and is very heavy in its scales. It is reported in the ‘Sahih’ that a man came to the Messenger of Allah (saw) and said: “O Messenger of Allah, who is most deserving of my kind treatment?” He replied: “Your mother.” The man asked: “Then who?” He replied: “Your mother.” The man asked again: “Then who?” He replied: “Your mother.” The man asked again: “Then who?” He replied: “Your father.”

I once said to Ibrahim al-Akhdar – the imam of the Haram in Makkah – “Why do you prevent your sweet voice from being heard by the Muslims who come from everywhere to hear it? How can you request to return to Madinah when some people say that hearing you recite the Qur’an is like hearing it descending fresh from the heavens?”

So, he replied: “My treasures in this world are my grandmother and mother, and I must fulfill my responsibilities to them and treat them well. Nobody can do this but me.”

I said: “Why don’t you bring your grandmother here?”

He said: “She refuses to leave Madinah out of fear that she might die outside of it, and her greatest wish is to be buried in the graveyard of al-Baqi’.”

And indeed, Ibrahim actually left the Haram in Makkah and went back to leading a small mosque in Madinah, sticking to the Paradise that is at the foot of his mother and grandmother...”

[‘Majallat al-Jihad’; #36, Rabi’ al-Awwal 1408]

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mahabbah of Allâh

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah

Ibn Al Qayyim - rahimahullâh - says:
“The reasons which cause mahabbah of Allâh to develop, are ten:

Firstly: Reciting the Qur‘ân, reflecting and understanding its meaning and its intent.

Secondly: Drawing closer to Allâh - the Most High - through optional deeds, after fulfilling the obligatory duties.

Thirdly: Being continuous in the dhikr (remembrance) of Allâh, with the tongue, the heart and the limbs - under all circumstances. The more constant the dhikr, the more mahabbah develops and intensifies.

Fourthly: Giving precedence to what Allâh loves over personal loves, when being overcome by desires.

Fifthly: Contemplating and deliberating over the Names and Attributes of Allâh.

Sixthly: Recognising and remembering the favours and bounties of Allâh - both the manifest and hidden.

Seventhly: To be humble and submissive before Allâh - and this is the greatest matter.

Eightly: To be in seclusion reciting the Qur‘ân, during that time in which Allâh descends to the lowest heaven (which is the last third of every night), finishing this recitation with seeking Allâh’s forgiveness and repenting to Him.

Ninthly: To sit in the gatherings of true and sincere lovers of Allâh, reaping the fruits of their speech, and not to speak except if there is benefit in it and that you know that such talk will increase you in goodness and that it will benefits others as well.

Tenthly: To stay clear of all those causes which distances the heart from Allâh - the Mighty and Majestic.

So these are the ten reasons which cause the person to develop true love for Allâh and to reach the rank of al-muhabbah, by which he reaches his Beloved.” [Madârijus-Sâlikîn (3/17-18).]

Taaghoot-brief explanation


And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): "Worship Allâh (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut…“

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmtullah

Meaning of Taghut

Ibn Qayyim (may ALLAH have mercy on him) said:

“At-Taghut is anyone regarding whom the servant goes beyond the due bounds, whether it is someone worshipped, obeyed, or followed.”

· This means that Tawheed will not be established except by worshipping ALLAH alone, giving no worship to anyone besides him, and rejecting at Taghut.

· This is something which ALLAH made wajib (obligatory; you have to do) on his servants.

· The word Taaghoot comes from the word tughyaan and tughyaan means to go beyond the bounds

The Taaghoot are many and their leaders are five:

1. Ibless (may ALLAH curse him)

2. Whoever is worshipped and is pleased with that

3. Whoever calls the people to the worship of himself

4. Whoever claims to have knowledge from the unseen(al ghayb)

5. And whoever judges by other than what ALLAH has sent down(Shariah: the law of ALLAH)

The Three Principles

Assalamu alaikum,

The Three Principles by Shaykhul Islam Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhab
with the translated Commentary of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih Al Uthaymeen