Du’aa for Finishing the Recitation of the Quraan During the Night Prayer

Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allāh have mercy on him, was asked, “What is the ruling concerning the du’aa for finishing the recitation of the Qur’an in the night prayer in Ramadaan?”

He replied, “I don’t know of any Sunnah from the Prophet ﷺ or the Companions either connected to finishing the recitation of the Quraan during the qiyaam al-lail in Ramadaan. The most that has been narrated about that is that Anas ibn Maalik, may Allāh be pleased with him, would gather his family and supplicate when he would finish reciting the whole Qur’an, and that was not in the prayer.”

Fataawaa Arkaan al-Islaam, p. 354.

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Boycotting, Shaykh Ibn Al-Uthaymeen

“Every believer, even if he is a disobedient sinner [faasiq]– then it is forbidden to boycott him if there is no benefit in that boycotting.

If there is benefit in the boycotting then we do it because at that point the boycotting would be a cure.

But when there is no benefit in it or when it results in an increase in disobedience and insolence–then leaving that which has no benefit is the benefit.”

Fataawaa fil-Aqidah, vol. 2, p. 1098.

(Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him)

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It is not permissible for a person to boycott his brother for more than three days

Questioner: Your eminence, Shaikh, in this residence there are some youth, may Allaah guide them, who will pass by a person and not give him salaam because he follows a Shaikh he hates or follows a Jamaa’ah which differs from his manhaj, so what do you advise them, may Allaah reward you with good?

Shaykh Uthaymeen: This question has been addressed before and the answer is that this is not from the way of the believers and nor from the way of the Salaf as-Saalih and that it is not permissible for a person to boycott his brother for more than three days, such that they meet and this one turns away and that one turns away. The better of the two is the one who initiates the salaam.

Thus it is obligatory on you, firstly, not to attach loyalty and disownment/love and hate [al-Walaa wal-Baraa] to people, because loyalty and disownment is connected to meanings.

As for someone who attaches it to people then he resembles the state of children playing in the street [when they say], “You’re either with me or him …” and this is wrong.

So it is obligatory on you to pay heed to your lessons and to not become busy with, “It was said … he said ..” and we ask Allaah سبحانه وتعالى to give our brothers who have made the mistakes they have, guidance and success in following the Truth, because a person is only human and needs help.

Wasaya wa Towjihat li-Tullaabil-Ilm, pp. 453-454.

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Ramadaan Audio & Books

Lessons on Fasting, Taraweeh & Zakaat

Lessons on Fasting, Taraweeh & Zakaat


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by Muhammad Bin Salih Al-Uthaymeen
Translated by Abu Maryam Islmaeel Alarcon Lessons on Fasting, Taraweeh & zakaat: contains numerous beneficial points. Itis divided up into eight sections, which were designed to serve as lessons on distinct topics commonly talked about during the month of Ramadan.


The Nature Of Fasting

The Nature Of Fasting


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By Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah

The Nature Of Fasting: This book will help the reader better understand the fine points about fasting. like; What is the nature of the things that break the fast? What are the rules by which one can know the difference between what breaks the fast and what does not


Concearning Taraweeh

Concearning Taraweeh


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By Shaykh Ibn Baaz

….due to a lack of understanding of what is permissible in the Taraweeh and what is not, the prayer may even become a matter of tension; differences become apparent and views are expressed. Personal ideologies start to interfere with the general benefit of the people, and thus, the whole purpose of the prayer is destroyed.

So we deemed it to be in best interest to publish this small but extremely beneficial treatise, as a series of fataawah by our late beloved sheikh, Sheikh Abdul-Azeez bin Baaz, may Allah raise him amongst the prophets and righteous. This treatise clearly demonstrates his wisdom in dealing with affairs which may be points of dispute in the Taraaweeh. He sheds light upon many issues in respect to their permissibility, and one may even find that some issues have much more flexibility than is perceived.


70 Matters Related to Fasting

70 Matters Related to Fasting


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A summary of the rulings, etiquette and Sunnah of fasting.

by Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid


Rulings pertaining to Ramadaan

Rulings pertaining to Ramadaan


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by Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid

A compilation of five works dealing with fasting, Taraaweeh, I’tikaaf, Zakaat-ul-Fitr, and Eid.


Essentials of Ramadan

Essentials of Ramadan


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by Tajuddin B. Shuaib
This is an in-depth resume of the essential rules and laws on the Fiqh of fasting designed to provide the reader with explanation for both spiritual and physical significance and uniqueness of this remarkable act of worship. Sheikh Shu`aib clarifies major point on fasting. His focus is relevance of this divine discipline on to the life and living as well as the interpretation of related text on Fasting based on Al-Qur`an and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saas). This book serves as a guide and reference on courses on Islamic studies.


The Fast by Jafar Idris
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Laylatul Qadr – Night of Decree


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Dr. Saleh as-Saleh

Laylatul Qadr – Night of Decree: it is a night that is better than 1000 months! What are the merits of this night? How did the prophet prepared for this night? Which night is exactly this night? And, many others questions that will be answered in this lecture.


Benefits of Ramadan

Benefits of Ramadan Shaykh Ali al-Tamimi


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By Ali At-Timimi (May Allah hasten his release from prison..ameen).
In the month of Ramadaan it is very important that we spent a few moments to understand some of the wisdoms and lessons that we can learn from this month of fasting. Unfortunately, many Muslims come in to this month and they are as a companion of the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “Let it not be that the day that you fast and the day that you break fast be equal.”


Eating Habits in Ramadan

Eating Habits in Ramadan


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By Kamal El-Mekki
The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) addressed his companions on the last day of Sha`ban, saying, “Oh people! A great month has come over you; a blessed month; a month in which is a night better than a thousand months; month in which Allah has made it compulsory upon you to fast by day, and voluntary to pray by night. Whoever draws nearer (to Allah) by performing any of the (optional) good deeds in (this month) shall receive the same reward as performing an obligatory deed at any other time, and whoever discharges an obligatory deed in (this month) shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time. It is the month of patience, and the reward of patience is Heaven. It is the month of charity, and a month in which a believer’s sustenance is increased. Whoever gives food to a fasting person to break his fast, shall have his sins forgiven, and he will be saved from the Fire of Hell, and he shall have the same reward as the fasting person, without his reward being diminished at all.” [Narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah]


The Wisdom and Benefits of Fasting

One of Allaah’s Names is Al-Hakeem (The Most Wise). This name is given to one who is characterized with the attribute of Wisdom. Wisdom means: Treating affairs with accuracy and precision and putting them in their proper place. This name necessitates that everything that Allaah created and legislated is due to some profound wisdom – whoever knows about it, knows about it and whoever is unaware of it, is unaware of it.

Fasting, which Allaah has prescribed and obligated on His servants, has tremendous aspects of wisdom and numerous benefits.

From the wisdom behind fasting is that: It is an act of worship done for Allaah, in which the ‘abd (servant) draws closer to His Lord by abandoning the things that he loves and desires, such as food, drink and sexual intercourse. This is done in order to achieve His Lord’s Pleasure and success in the next life. By doing this, he shows outwardly that he has chosen what his Lord loves over what he loves, as well as the next life over this life. And from the wisdom behind fasting is that it is a means of attaining Taqwaa, as Allaah says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, in order that you gain Taqwaa.”
[Surah Al-Baqarah: 183]

So a fasting person is commanded to have Taqwaa of Allaah, which means obeying His orders and avoiding His prohibitions. This is the greatest goal behind fasting. The objective behind fasting is not to torture a person by having him abandon food, drink and sexual intercourse.

The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

Whoever does not abandon false speech, acting upon that (falsehood) and ignorance, then Allaah has no need of him abandoning his food and drink.”
[Reported by Al-Bukhaaree]

False speech refers to every forbidden type of speech such as lying, backbiting and slandering, as well as other prohibited acts. Acting upon falsehood refers to performing any type of forbidden act such as transgressing against people, betraying, deceiving, beating up people, taking money unjustly and so on. What also falls into this is listening to what is forbidden to listen to such as prohibited songs and musical instruments. Ignorance refers to foolishness, and that means not using the religious guidance in speech and action.

So when a fasting person abides by the requisites of this ayah and hadeeth, the fast becomes a means for him to cultivate his soul, correct his character and rectify his manners. And he will then not come out of the month of Ramadaan except that he finds that his soul, character and manners have been positively affected.

And from the wisdom behind fasting is that a person who has wealth is caused to realize the magnitude of Allaah’s blessing on him, such that Allaah made it easy for Him to achieve what he desires from food, drink, sexual intercourse and those things Allaah had permitted in the Religion. So because of this, he becomes grateful to his Lord for these blessings and remembers his destitute brother who is not able to achieve these things. And this will cause him to be generous with him, by giving him charity and showing kindness to him.

And from the wisdom behind fasting is that it trains one to curb and subject his soul, such that he is able to lead it towards that which is good for it and what will make it prosper in this world and the next. And he distances himself from becoming an animallike person who cannot control and restrain himself from fulfilling his yearns and desires.

And from the wisdom behind fasting are the health benefits that come as a result of intaking little food, allowing the digestive system to rest for a specified time, and allowing excess wastes and excrements that are harmful to the body to be discharged.

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Where is your submission?

Sheikh Ibn Uthaimeen (رحمه الله) said:

O Muslims! How do you lose the Prayer (by neglecting it and praying out of its time) while it is the connection between you and your Lord? If you don’t have this connection between you and your Lord, then where is the Ubudiyyah (slavery and servitude), and the love for Allaah and the submission to him?

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The Scholars Praise for Shaykh al-Albani

The former Muftee of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Shaikh Muhammad bin Ibraheem Aali Shaikh (rahimahullaah) said:

And he is the upholder of the Sunnah, a supporter of the truth and an opposition to the people of falsehood.

During his lifetime, the father, the Shaikh, ‘Abdul-Azeez bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) said:

I have not seen anyone under the surface of the sky with more knowledge of the Hadeeth in our current time than the likes of the great scholar, Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee.

And he (rahimahullaah) was asked about the hadeeth of the Prophet, sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam:
“Indeed Allaah raises up from this ummah at the beginning of every century someone who will revive it for them (i.e. a mujaddid).” So he was asked who is the mujaddid of this century? He replied: “Shaikh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee. He is the mujaddid in my opinion and Allaah knows best.

Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said:

From what I came to know of the Shaikh through my gatherings with him – and they were few – was that he was very serious about acting upon the Sunnah and fighting against the innovations, whether in matters of Belief or in matters of actions. As for through my readings of his written works, then I have come to know that about him, and also that he possesses a vast amount of knowledge of Hadeeth, in terms of reporting them and investigating them. And Allaah has benefited many people through what he has written such as about knowledge, aspects of the Manhaj, and concern for the science of Hadeeth. And this is an enormous result for the Muslims, all praise be to Allaah.

Shaikh Muqbil bin Haadee Al-Waadi’ee (rahimahullaah) said:

Indeed, there cannot be found an equal in terms of the knowledge of hadeeth like that of Shaikh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee. Allaah has given benefit through his knowledge and his books several times more than what has been accomplished by those zealots for Islaam upon the
ignorance of those who organize reformation and revolutionary movements. And that which I sincerely believe in and which I owe my thanks to Allaah for is that the Shaikh Muhammad Naasir-udDeen Al-Albaanee is from the mujaddideen (reformers/revivers) whom the Prophet, sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, spoke the truth of when he said: “Indeed Allaah raises up from this ummah at the beginning of every century someone who will revive it for them (i.e. a mujaddid).” Reported by Abu Dawood and authenticated by Al-‘Iraaqee and others.”

The Ruling of Celebrating the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) Birthday

Transalated by: Mohamed Mansour

The sheikh has been asked as in “Fatawa sheikh Mohammad Al Salih Al Othaimeen”, prepared and organized by Ashraf Abdel Maksoud (1 / 126)

What is the ruling of celebrating the prophet’s birthday?

He answered:

We see that one’s faith can’t be perfected until he loves the messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and glorifies him with what he should glorify him with, and with what is suitable for him (صلى الله عليه وسلم), and there is no doubt that the sending of the messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and I don’t say his birth, but his sending as he wasn’t a messenger until he was sent, as people of knowledge have said, he has been informed by Iqra’ (Surah Al-‘Alaq) and has been sent by Al-Muddaththir (Surah Al-Muddaththir), and there is no doubt that his sending is a benefit to the whole mankind as Allah has said: Say (O Mohammad, صلى الله عليه وسلم) “O mankind!, verily I am sent to you all as the messenger of Allah, to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. None has the right to be worshiped but he. It is he who gives life and causes death. So believe in Allah and his messenger, the prophet who can neither read nor write (i.e. Mohammad, صلى الله عليه وسلم), who believes in Allah and his words, and follow him so that you may be guided.” Al-‘Araf: 158.

And if he was so, then as a part of our glorification, respect, and politeness towards him, and as a part of taking him as a leader and someone to follow, is not to exceed than the worships he has legislated for us, because the messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) died and there was nothing good for his nation but he has showed it and has ordered us to do, and there was nothing evil for his Ummah, but he has clarified it and warned us from. So, as we believe in him as a leader and someone to follow, we don’t have the right to celebrate his birth or his sending, as celebration means happiness, joy, and showing glorification, and all these things are types of worship that get us closer to Allah, so we are not allowed to legislate in worships but what Allah and his messenger has legislated. So, celebrating the birthday is considered innovation, and the prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “Every innovation is misguidance.” He has said this is general word, and he (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is the best to know what he says, the most eloquent in what he speaks, and the most advising in what he guides to, there is no doubt in this, and the messenger hasn’t excluded anything of the innovations that is not misguidance, and it is well known that misguidance is the opposite of guidance. That’s why The Al-Nasa’i reported another narration: “Every misguidance is in hellfire”, therefore if celebrating his birthday (صلى الله عليه وسلم) one of the things liked by Allah and his messenger, then it would have been permissible, and if it was permissible, then it would have been preserved, as Allah has ensured preserving his rulings, and if it was preserved, the guided caliphs, the companions, their followers and those who followed would have left it. Since they haven’t done anything of this, it has been know that this is not a part of the religion of Allah, and what I advice the Muslims in general with, is not to avoid such things whose legality haven’t been proved neither by the Qur’an nor by the traditions of the messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم), nor in the deeds of the companions, and to pay attention to what is clear in the rulings as known obligatory and preferable deeds, and in it there is sufficiency and reform of the individual and the society.

And if you looked carefully into the conditions of those who are fond of such innovations, you will find them reluctant not only in doing preferable deeds, but also in doing duties and obligations. This is a part from the exaggeration in the prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) that is found in these celebrations, that leads to the major shirk (making partners with Allah) which causes one to get outside the religion, and that the messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) have fought people for it, and have made their bloods, money, and property lawful. We hear that there are some poems that are said during these celebrations that surely causes one to get out of the religion, as they repeat the saying of the Busiri:

O the most honored creature, who can I seek for refuge

But you, when a great accident happens to me

If you weren’t to take my hand on the day of resurrection

Shaking it, then say “Oh, foot slips!”

Among your generosity are this life and the other one

And among your knowledge is the knowledge of the tablet and the pen

Such attributes are due only to Allah, and I am astonished by who says such words. If he understands what he is saying, then how can he justify saying to the prophet: “Among you generosity is this life and the other one”, and “Among” here is stating that it is part of his generosity, and “the other one” is the hereafter. So, if this life and the one to come is among the generosity of the messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم), and not all his generosity, then what is left for Allah, for sure, nothing would have been left, neither in this life nor in the hereafter. And also “And among your knowledge is the knowledge of he tablet and the pen”, and “Among” here is stating that it is part of his knowledge, and I don’t know what will be left for Allah, if we talked to the messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) with such speech.

And wait my Muslim brother… If you fear Allah, then give the messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) the degree Allah has given to him. He is the slave of Allah and his messenger, so say “Slave of Allah, and his messenger”. And believe in what Allah has commanded him to convey to all mankind: Say (O Mohammad, صلى الله عليه وسلم) “I don’t tell you that with me are the treasures of Allah, nor (that) I know the unseen; nor that I tell you I am an angel. I but follow what is revealed to me.” Al-An’am: 50, and what Allah has commanded him with when he said: Say (O Mohammad, صلى الله عليه وسلم) “It is not in my power to cause you harm, or to bring you to the right path.” Al-Jinn: 21, and in addition to that: Say (O Mohammad, صلى الله عليه وسلم) “None can protect me from Allah’s punishment (if I were to disobey him), nor can I find refuge except in him.” Al-Jinn: 22, even if Allah wants to do something to the messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم), no one can protect him from Allah.

So, the net result of these festivals or celebrations of the prophet’s (صلى الله عليه وسلم) birthday, is not just limited to being an innovation in the religion, but also other bad things are added to it and can lead to major shirk.

Moreover, from what we have heard, there is intermixing between men and women, and there is clapping and using Duff (one-sided drum), etc.. and other bad things that no believer can have doubt in condemning them, and we are satisfied with what Allah and his messenger have legislated for us, as in it is the reform of the hearts, countries, and people.

(Fatawa sheikh Mohammad Al Salih Al Othaimeen”, prepared and organized by Ashraf Abdel Maksoud  [1 / 126] )