لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له / Laa ilaha ‘illa Allaahu wahdahu la shareeka lahu

The Messenger of Allaah -صلى الله عليه وسلم – said :

Whoever says :

لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، له الملك وله الحمد، وهو على كل شيء قدير

Laa ilaha ‘illa Allaahu wahdahu la shareeka lahu, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu wa huwa ala kulli shayin qadeer

‘There is none worthy of worship in truth except Allaah Alone, He has no partners, to Him belongs the Dominion and for Him is all praise, and He is capable of all things.’

one hundred times in one day, then it is equivalent to, him freeing ten slaves, and a hundred good deeds are written for him, and a hundred bad deeds are erased, and it is a protection for him against shaytaan during that day until the evening, and no one comes with a better deed than him except for the man who does more actions than him.

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Taken from Kalimah at-Tayyib of Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah
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سبحان الله وبحمده / Subhana Allahi wa bihamdihi

Whoever says :

‘سبحان الله وبحمده’

‘Subhana Allahi wa bihamdihi’
(Far is Allaah from imperfection and praise is for Him)

one hundred times in one day, then his mistakes / sins are cancelled out, even if they are like the foam on the ocean.

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What is Salafiyyah?

Allaah says:

“Indeed in the Messenger of Allaah there is an excellent example for those who seek Allaah and the Last Day and remember Allaah much”

And Allaah says:

“And what the Messenger gives you then take it and what he prohibits you from then abstain from it”

Then after the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) it is an obligation to follow the methodology of the righteous predecessors (Salaf as-Saalih – سلف الصالح) and at the heads of them, the Companions and those who followed them and then those who followed them with righteousness, those whom Allaah said about them:

“And the first to embrace Islaam of the Muhaajiroon (those who migrated from Makkah to Al-Madeenah) and the Ansaar (the citizens of Al-Madeenah who helped and gave aid to the Muhaajiroon) and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith), Allaah is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him”

And following them is that you tread upon their methodology as well as their beliefs because protection is specific to the Messengers (عليهم الصلاة والسلام) and that anyone other than them are not infallible, rather they are subject to mistakes and correctness. However the salaf of this Ummah are not subject to that which came from those came after that, so they are the closest people, rather they are those who desire the most in aspiring to follow the prophetic methodology in statements and details and speech and action and belief. For that, being guided by their guidance and treading their methodology then this is what is required. Allaah says after mentioning some of the Prophets addressing the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم):

“They are those whom Allaah has guided so follow their guidance”

And for this the Companions and those who followed them and those who came after them from the predecessors of the rightly guided Imaams did not have an expression in the noble generations, they are those who it is an obligation to follow and tread upon their methodology and that as-Salafiyyah is a methodology upright upon the guidance of the Book and the Sunnah.

And I believe that the word, “salafiyyah” or “Ahlus Sunnah” and “Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah” or “Firqatun Naajiyyah” (The saved sect), or “at-Taa’ifatul Mansoorah” (the victorious group), or “Ahlul Haqq” (the people of the Truth), then these words are all synonymous and contain one meaning. And it is not that Salafiyyah is an innovation as it is claimed but rather it is a synonymn for these words that I mentioned and it meaning it to take from the Salaf, those who came before. So the intent of the Salaf or the Salaf as-Saalih are those who came foremost from the Imaams of guidance and the religion and those who tread their path of success from the covenant of the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) to those who came from our scholars in our time. So it is not that salafiyyah is an innovation and it is not that this word is a new word.

And for that we find in the books of the Salaf, and from them Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn al-Qayyim and and from before them the guided Imaams, all of them used the word Salaf and followed the salaf and the methodology of the salaf and said “as-Salaf”, and this is the general statement of the Salaf. And this is the statement of the salaf all together and similar to that from the pronunciations that are evident upon the understanding of Salafiyyah. So the meaning of “salafiyyah” is following the the methodology of the Salaf as-Saalih from the Companions and those who followed them and those who followed them in faith, so therefore it is not an innovation and it is not a group from the groups that are formed upon themselves and if they differ with the Book and the Sunnah as it is the care with most of the groups which are found in our time. Therefore the word “as-Sunnah” and “Ahlus Sunnah”, so those who say that the word “Salafiyyah” is an innovation and use as a proof that the word “Salafiyyah” was not present in the time of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) then we say to him that the word “Ahlus Sunnah” in this wording which is used by some of these groups was not present with this wording in the prophetic time, but that which was presented was “Sunnah” and “Jamaa’ah”, these wordings were present in the time of the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and what the salaf made clear after that was that these wordings are synonymous with them and they carry the same meaning.

Therefore the statement of the one who says that it is an innovation then there is no doubt that it is merely out of prejudice. We say that if the intent of a person with the word Salafiyyah is to sectify which we find in our time with the groups or calls to that which is not like the Manhaj of the Salaf, then we do not agree with him nor do we accept from him this naming because he wears the garment and he’s not from it. Just as many of the old groups of innovators, many of them saw that they are from Ahlus Sunnah. The Ashaa’irah say that they are Ahlus Sunnah and the Mu’tazilah say that they are Ahlus Sunnah, it is only the Raafidah who say that they do not adopt the word Sunnah and Ahlus Sunnah, but as for the other groups then all of them claim that they are from Ahlus Sunnah. And in conclusion, all these wordings are synonymous in meaning and they all imply one meaning and imply one clear methodology and that is following the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and his companions without excessiveness and negligence and extremism and laxity in speech and action and beliefs, and the intent is not to sanctify personalities and it is not a problem of personality sanctification in Salafiyyah because the Men are known by way of the Truth and it is not that the Truth is known by way of Men. And Allaah guides to the best path.))

Shaykh Saleh as-Suhaymee
Source: AhlusSunnahAudio.com
Translated by Akram an-Najdee

The Barelwi Claim: Ahmed Reza Khan Was Infallible

Abdul-Hakim Qadri wrote, ‘The pen and the tongue of Ahmad Raza was safe from all kinds of slips and errors in spite of it being known that an ‘Alim always falls into some kind of error. However he did commit even a single simple mistake.
(Yaad ‘Ala Hazrat by Abdul Hakim Sharf Qadri)

Another correspondent suggested that, ‘Ahmad Raza never uttered any word that was according to the Sharia. Allah kept him safe from all kinds of slips and error’
(Muqaddama al-Fatawa al-Razwiyyah vol.2 p.5 Muhammad Asgar Alwi)

Similarly: ‘Ahmad Raza was free from mistakes from childhood. The following of the straight path was made a trust in him.’ (Anwar Raza p.223)

The author wrote in ‘Anwar Raza’, Allah had purified his pen and tongue from all mistakes.
(Anwar Raza p.271)

It was also said that Ahmad Raza was in the hands of Gauthe Azam
(Gauthe: (One who redresses another’s grievances, one who comes to someone’s help and aid).
Like a pen is in the hand of a writer, and Gauthe Azam was in the hand of the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) like a pen is in the hands of a writer and the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) himself would not say anything other than revelation.
(Anwar Raza p.270)

One Bareilavi poet praised Ahmad Raza thus:
‘Allah’s pleasure lies with the Prophet’s pleasure and the Prophet’s pleasure lies with the pleasure of Reza (Ahmed Reza Khan al-Barelvi).
(Baage Firdaws written by Ayoob Riztri p.7)

Another follower argues that, ‘the existence of Ahmad Raza is a sign from amongst the signs of Allah.’
(Anwar Raza, p.100)

One of the mockers of the companions (may Allah be pleased with them) of the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) remarked about his Imam and guide: ‘Our paying visitors to the Bareilawi lessened our eagerness to visit the Companions of the Prophet.’
(Wisaaya al-Bareilawee Shareef, p.24)

Exaggerating causes the grip of intellect to loosen. One of the Bareilawis writers enthused, ‘One day at the blessed age of just three and a half (he) was present near a Masjid and a person dresses as an Arab came by and spoke to him in Arabic. He replied in fluent Arabic and after that the man dressed as an Arab was never seen again.
(Hayat ‘Ala Hazrat by Bihari, p.22)

Another said, ‘One day the teacher said, ‘O Ahmad! Are you a human or Jinn? It takes me time to teach you but it takes no time for you to learn’. At the age of 10, his father who also used to teach him said, ‘you don’t learn from me but you teach me’.
(Muqaddama Fatawa Razwiyya, vol.2, p.6)

It is worth mentioning here that his teacher Mirza Gulam Qadir Baig was the brother of Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani. (The founder of the Ahmadiyya / Qadiyani sect)
(Bastawi, p.32)

Taken from the works of Shaykh Ehsan Elahi Zaheer may Allaah have mercy on him

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Al-Fawaid – A Collection Of Wise Sayings {Download PDF}

Al-Fawaid - A Collection Of Wise Sayings Download PDF by Ibnul Qayyim al-Jawzeeyah


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Al-Fawaid – A Collection Of Wise Sayings is one of the well-known compilations of Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawzuyyah, It consists of the elevated thoughts that Allah, bestows upon his chosen servants, so whenever any of these scattered pearls of wisdom occurred of to the Imam, he would Immediately record them, if something came to his mind, he would record it, and whenever he learnt a lesson or anything crucial In his life, he would Illuminate the lines of his page with the Ink of his pen.

What is the ruling concerning putting limitations to the amount of offspring one has?

Question: What is the ruling concerning putting limitations to the amount of offspring one has?

Answer : The person that limits his offspring without having a legitimate reason for doing so, I hold him to be foolish if not a disbeliever in the Qadaa and the Qadar (Divine Execution and Preordainment) of Allaah. This is since the individual that limits his progeny to only three children, for example, and he has reached the age of fifty (!), the thought of death does not even cross his mind, or that some violent storm should come and take the lives of his three children, thus leaving him tillthe end of his life as if he were barren and without offspring. Therefore, those that put limits to the amount of children they have, they do not reflect upon the things that every Muslim reflects on. And it is Al-Qadar (Preordainment), which befalls the people in the way that He wants, not in the way that they want. So this practice that is done in current times, is a severe negligence and a clear deprivation.

Shaykh Nasiruddun al-Albani

[Al-Asaalah, Issue #2]

Salaf Stories {Download PDF Book}

Stories of The Salaf


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Are you as Committed as Suhaila? Have you seen an intelligent Thief who was Fasting & afraid to do Bid’a? Or maybe sending blessings on the Prophet (saws) will remove all your problems? Do you want to see Miracles & True Dreams of the righteous before us?

Salaf Stories is a Collection of different events throughout our Islamic history of the righteous before us. We hope – by reading their examples, and following them – you will increase in Emaan [belief], insha’ Allah.

لَقَدْ كَانَ فِي قَصَصِهِمْ عِبْرَةٌ لِّأُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ

Indeed in their stories, there is a lesson for men of understanding.. (Yusuf 12:111)

CONTENTS – Stories:

Chapter 1: SINCERETY
Chapter 2: SMALL GOOD ACTIONS – GREAT REWARDS
Chapter 3: PATIENCE & TRUST in ALLAH
Chapter 4: PRISONERS
Chapter 5: BATTLES
Chapter 6: MIRACLES & TRUE DREAMS
Chapter 7: LOVE
Chapter 8: HUMOUR (Funny)
Chapter 9: JINN EXPERIENCES
Chapter10: DEATH

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Explanation of the Creed (Kitaab Sharh us-Sunnah) Imaam al-Barbahaaree

Explanation of the Creed (Kitab Sharh as-Sunnah) Imam al-Barbahaari


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Explanation of the Creed
(Kitaab Sharh us-Sunnah) (Abridged: 140 of 169 Points)
by Abu Muhammad Al-Hasan ibn ‘Alee ibn Khalaf Al-Barbahaaree (d. 329H) rahimahullaah
The Imaaam of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah of his time
Translation: Abu Talhah Dawud Burbank rahimahullaah