Question: Briefly, what is the way to seek knowledge, and may Allah reward you with good? Response by Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen: Briefly, in point form, the way to seek knowledge (is as follows): 1) Take care to memorise the Book of Allah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) and allocate some time every day to memorise and read, … Continue reading WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SEEK KNOWLEDGE?
On the authority of Abu Hurairah: The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam said: “Part of someone’s being a good Muslim is his leaving alone that which does not concern him.” [Tirmidhee (2317) and Ibn Majah (3976) and Authenticated by Shaykh al-Albaani] A question was asked to Shaykh al-‘Uthaymeen: Does it mean that when a … Continue reading LEAVING OFF THAT WHICH DOES NOT CONCERN YOU: DO WE ALSO LEAVE OFF ENJOINING GOOD AND FORBIDDING EVIL?
Shaykh Al Uthaymeen رحمه الله mentions in his explanation of the hadeeth of Al Irbaad ibn Saariyyah رضي الله عنه:
(I advise you all with the fear of Allah..) This advice is taken from the statement of Allah ta’alaa:
ِAnd verily, We have recommended to the people of the Scripture before you, and to you (O Muslims) that you (all) fear Allah, and keep your duty to Him,[An Nisa:131]
So taqwa is the head of all affairs
[Sharh Al Arba’een an Nawawiyyah, pg. 301 Dar Tarbiyyah print]
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen rahimahullaah in his Majmoo` Fataawaa vol. 20 pge. 37-38 was asked the following question:
Q: What do you say regarding fasting a day after `Aashooraa, as that which is legislated is fasting a day before it. (So), is fasting a day after `Aashooraa established by way of an authentic narration from the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu `alaihi wa sallam?
A: (It has been reported) in the ‘Musnad’ of Imaam Ahmad: “Fast a day before it or a day after it. Differ from the Jews.”
[Reported by Ahmad 1/241, and Ibn Khuzaymah no. 2095, and Abdur-Razzaaq in his ‘Musannaf’ no. 7839, and by al-Haythamee in ‘Majmauz Zawaaid‘ 3/191; reported by Ahmad and al Bazzaar and in its chain of narration is Muhammad ibn Abee Laylaa – and there is some speech concerning him.]
And differing from the Jews is:
(a) Either by fasting the…
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