The Scholars Praise For Imaam Al-Albaanee

Shaikh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Al-Hada said:
“The Shaikh, the great scholar, the ocean (of knowledge), Muhammad Al-Ameen Ash-Shanqeetee (rahimahullaah) – the one whom no knowledge of the Science of Tafseer and the Arabic Language was comparable to during his lifetime – used to respect Shaikh Al-Albaanee so remarkably to the point that when he would see him passing by, and he was giving his class in the masjid of Madeenah, he would stop his class to stand and give Salaam to him out of respect for him.”

The great scholar, the teacher, Muhibb-ud-Deen Al-Khateeb said:
“And from the callers to the Sunnah who devoted their lives to reviving it was our brother Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Nooh Najaatee Al-Albaanee “

The great scholar Muhammad Haamid Al-Fiqee (rahimahullaah) said:
“…the brother, the Salafee, the Scholar, Shaikh Naasir-ud-Deen.”

The former Muftee of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Shaikh Muhammad Ibn 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, ‘Abd-ul-‘Azeez Ibn 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 (صلى الله عليه وسلم) :
“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 Ibn 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.”

The great scholar, Shaikh Zaid Ibn Fayaad (rahimahullaah) said about him:
“Indeed, Shaikh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee is from the most prominent and distinguished personalities of this era. He had great concern for the Hadeeth – its paths of transmission, its reporters and its level of authenticity or weakness. This is an honorable task from the best things on which hours can be spent and efforts can be made. And he was like any other of the scholars – those who are correct in some matters and err in other matters. However, his devotion to this great science (i.e. of Hadeeth) is from that which requires that his prestige be acknowledged and his endeavors in it be appreciated.”

Shaikh Muqbil Ibn 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-ud- Deen Al-Albaanee is from the mujaddideen (reformers/revivers) whom the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) 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.”

(Al-Asaalah Magazine Issue #23, pg. 76-77)

Rulings regarding Reading and Narrating from the Books of Jews and Christians (Urdu) کتبِ اہل کتاب پڑھنے اور نقل کرنے کا حکم

کتبِ اہل کتاب پڑھنے اور نقل کرنے کا حکم
Rulings regarding Reading and Narrating from the Books of Jews and Christians

Reading the books of the Jews and Christians by Shaikh Uthaimeen, Mashur Salman and Yahyaa al-Hajoori


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کتبِ اہل کتاب پڑھنے اور نقل کرنے کا حکم
فضیلۃ الشیخ محمد بن صالح العثیمین رحمہ اللہ
فضیلۃ الشیخ مشہور بن حسن آل سلمان حفظہ اللہ
فضیلۃ الشیخ یحیی بن علی الحجوری حفظہ اللہ

Rulings regarding Reading and Narrating from the Books of Jews and Christians by Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaimeen, Shaykh Mashoor Salmaan and Shaykh Yahyaa al-Hajooree

The Explanation Of The Fundamentals Of Islamic Belief

The Explanation Of The Fundamentals Of Islamic Belief

The Explanation Of The Fundamentals Of Islamic Belief


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The Explanation Of The Fundamentals Of Islamic Belief: discusses the fundamentals of faith, by outlining and detailing the objectives of the Islamic ‘Aqeedah. Numerous references are made to the Qur’an and authentic Ahadith, for establishing the sincere intention and worship to Allaah, liberating the mind and thought from the irrational and chaotic losses, establishing peace of mind and sound thinking, safeguarding the intentions, learning to establish a strong Ummah (community), achieving happiness in this life and the hereafter, and more.

The Pillars of Islam
Pillars of Islam
Shahaadah (Testimony of Faith)
Salaah (Prayer)
Zakaah (Alms and charity)
Sawm (Fasting)
Hajj (Pilgrimage)
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Pillars of Īman (Creed)
Belief in The God – Allah
Belief in the Angels
Belief in the Scriptures
Belief in the Messengers and Prophets
Belief in the Last Day and Resurrection
Belief in Qadar
Objectives of Islamic Belief and Creed

E-Book & Audio: Explanation of a Summary of Aqeedah al-Hamawiyyah

Explanation of a Summary of Ibn taymiyyahs Aqeeda al-Hamawiyyah


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Explanation of Ibn Taymiyyah’s Aqeedah al-Hamawiyyah by Shaykh Uthaymeen
One of the works on this subject is his “al‐Fatwaa al‐Hamawiyyah” which he wrote as an answer to a question presented to him. In it, he was asked what the scholars and Imaams of the religion say concerning the Aayaat and the Ahaadeeth of the Sifaat, or the attributes and characteristics of Allah.

What is Aqeedah?

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Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen in Sharh Lam’ah al-I’tiqaad

 

Praise be to Allaah.
Aqeedah refers to those matters which are believed in, with certainty and conviction, in one’s heart and soul. They are not tainted with any doubt or uncertainty. The Arabic word ‘aqeedah stems from the root ‘aqada, which conveys meanings of certainty, affirmation, confirmation, etc. In the Qur’aan, Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Allaah will not punish you for what is unintentional in your oaths, but He will punish you for your deliberate oaths (bimaa ‘aqqadtum al-aymaan)…”
[al-Maa’idah 5:87]

The verb paraphrased here as “deliberate oaths” is ‘aqqada/ta’qeed, which refers to when one has determination in the heart. It may be said in Arabic, ‘aqada’l-habl (the rope was tied), i.e., it was pulled tight together. The word i’tiqaad (belief) is also derived from this root,
and has the meaning of tying up and making strong. The phrase a’taqadtu kadhaa (I believe such and such) means: I am convinced of it in my heart; this is a rational conviction.
In Islam, ‘aqeedah is the matter of knowledge. The Muslim must believe in his heart and have faith and conviction, with no doubts or misgivings, because Allaah has told him about ‘aqeedah in His Book and via His Revelations to His Messenger sal’lal’laahu alaihi wa sallam.
The principles of ‘aqeedah are those which Allaah has commanded us to believe in, as mentioned in the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):

“The Messenger believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in Allaah, His Angels, His Books and His Messengers. They say, ‘We make no distinction between one and another of His Messengers’ – and they say, ‘We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return (of all).’” [al-Baqarah 2:285]

– and as defined by the Prophet sal’lal’laahu alaihi wa sallam in the famous hadeeth which describes how Jibreel came to him and asked him about Islam etc.: “Eemaan (faith) is to believe in Allaah, His angels, His Books, the meeting with Him on the Last Day, His Messengers, and the Day of Resurrection.” So in Islam, ‘aqeedah refers to the matters which are known from the Qur’aan and sound ahaadeeth, and which the Muslim must believe in his heart, in acknowledgement of the truth of Allaah and His Messenger.

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Seeking Knowledge

Knowledge And It’s Excellence

Knowledge And It's Excellence by Shaykh Ibn Baaz


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A very beneficial work to inspire those who would like to tread the path of the student of knowledge by Shaykh Ibn Baaz (rahimaullaah)


Virtues Of Knowledge

Virtues Of Knowledge Shaykh Abdul-Azeez ar-Ra'ees


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An excellent eBook concerning the virtues of knowledge and the one who possesses it by Shaykh Abdul-Azeez ar-Ra’ees


Knowledge – A Definition, It’s Virtue And Rulings

Knowledge - A Definition, It's Virtue And Rulings by Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen


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An Extremely beneficial eBook concerning knowledge by Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen (rahimaullaah)

Beware of slacking in acts of worship during the Month of Ramadan

by Sheikh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allah have mercy upon him.

All praise is due to Allah, much blessed praise. I bear witness that no one has the right to be worshipped except Allah alone having no partners.

And I bear witness that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger. Allah sent him with the guidance and the religion of truth, aided him against his enemies and thus he vanquished them with a severe vanquishing. So all the praise is for Allah, the Lord of all that exist and may peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, companions and all those who follow them in goodness until the Day of Judgment.

As for what follows:

O Mankind: How many of a people wish to reach the Month of Ramadan but do not reach?!

How many of a people were thinking about fasting Ramadan but did not get the chance to fast it?!

How many a people are in their grave(s) depending upon their deeds, incapable of adding a single good deed to his good deeds or able to diminish a single evil deed from his evil deeds?!

But you, Allah has favored you to reach this virtuous month, therefore take advantage of it by doing righteous actions that draw you closer to Allah! Seize this happening with a good intention and sincerity to Allah, ‘azza wa jall, and properly following His Messenger, sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam.

O Muslims! Indeed many of the people are (very) heedless in this Month. They spend their nights in senseless matters that do not contain any benefit in them. Rather, these matters could quite well be detrimental for them. They loiter around in the market places waiting for suhoor (pre-dawn meal) until when the time for suhoor comes; they eat and may even over sleep the fajr prayer. As regards their day(s), majority of them are spent sleeping. They don’t benefit from them. And this, by Allah, is (without question) bereavement. Certainly, this time period, rather this magnificent season is for gain and profit; the individual seizes this opportunity to get closer to Allah, ‘azza wa jall.

For indeed, the successful one is him who is able to turn habits into worship and the neglectful one turns his acts of worship into habits. (TN: May Allah help us!!!) The successful one has the ability to turn his regular activities into acts of worship.

And I am going to present an example for you to tread upon its method:

This suhoor (pre-dawn meal) that the individual eats at the end of the night, many of the people eat it out of hunger and so they do not (fully) achieve that which is found contained in it from reward. However, if they were to ponder (about this) they would surely find in it much good.

From the many beneficial and good things that are found in this suhoor are:

Firstly: In it is implementation of the commandment of the Prophet, sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, where he said: (Eat the pre-dawn meal, for indeed in the suhoor is barakah (blessing).)

Secondly: In it is following the Messenger of Allah, sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam. Because from his, sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, guidance is that (he used to eat the pre-dawn meal and he would delay his suhoor.) And Allah, ‘azza wa jall, has said :{ Indeed in the Messenger of Allah you have a good example to follow for him who hopes for (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much.}33:21

Thirdly: (It is a separation between the fasting of the Muslims and the fast of the People of the Book from the Jews and Christians.) Because the Jews and Christians eat suhoor in the middle of the night (midnight). Because their days start at midnight. As for the Muslims then they eat the suhoor at the end of the night because their fasting begins when the day enters. Thus it is more favored for the pleasure of Allah, ‘azza wa jall, and coincides stronger with the truth. That is because fasting is only during the day and the day doesn’t commence except after the rising of the fajr. And from that which is well-known is that differentiating ourselves from the disbelievers is a desired matter. It is befitting for the Muslims to distinguish (themselves) from the disbelievers especially in the aspects worship and their objectives. This is why the Prophet, sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, said: (Whoever resembles a people he is from them.)

Fourthly: In this suhoor is taking enjoyment in the blessings of Allah, ‘azza wa jall, and taking enjoyment in the blessings of Allah is beloved to Allah. Allah, The Most High, certainly: (loves for His Slaves to show the traces of His blessings upon them.) And the trace of the blessings of Allah upon us with this food is for us to take pleasure and enjoyment in it.

Fifthly: In it is seeking assistance upon fasting which is one of the pillars of Islaam. And whatever is an assistant upon obedience is obedience itself. So these five matters about suhoor, many of the people are remiss about them and do not pay heed to them nor do they perceive them. But rather, they eat the suhoor merely out of hunger. And for this reason, I hope from you all and I advise you all and myself that we be upon wakefulness and (in) remembrance and that we enjoy that which Allah has bestowed upon us and to keep in mind these beneficial things that are in them from goodness.

O Muslims! Verily a person (if he performs ablution in his home then leaves for the masjid and the only thing that brings him out is the prayer, he does not take a step except that Allah raises him by it a darajah (level/degree) and removes from him by it a sin.)

How many are there of footsteps; and how many are there of levels and degrees; and how many are there of sins; however it is upon us to be conscious of this in our exiting from our homes going to the masaajid in order (for us) to seek the reward from Allah, ‘azza wa jall.

Indeed there is much good in this Month (i.e. of Ramadan) and in other than it so take (full) advantage of this opportunity, may Allah bless you all. Don’t waste away your time and lives in play and amusement. For indeed the intentions allow a person to reach lofty ranks.

The Islamic Awakening: Important Guidelines

The Islamic Awakening: Important Guidelines

The Islamic Awakening: Important Guidelines by Shaikh muhammad bin Saleh al-Uthaymin


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The Muslim Nation today is experiencing a blessed awakening in all aspects of its affairs; one that has been aroused by the efforts of the Muslim youth. However, the astute observer of this awakening will find that there are many problems that hinder its progress; problems that have prompted some scholars, callers to Islam, and students of knowledge to lay down some guidelines that the youth of this blessed awakening should adhere to and follow.