The Jews & Christians are Better Then The Rawaafidh by One Characteristic

The Jews & Christians are better then the Rawaafidh by one characteristic and that is…..

It was said to the Jews:
Who are the best in your religion?
They said, ‘the companions of Mûsa (Moses) alayhissalām.

It was said to the Christians:
Who are the best in your religion?
They said, ‘the companions of Eesaa (Jesus) alayhissalām.

It was said to the Raafidhah:
Who are the worst people in your religion?
They said, ‘the companions of Muhammed sallAllāhu alayhi wa sallam’, excluding but a few.’

Amongst the ones they insulted are those many times better than those they included.

(Ibn Abil-‘Izz Ibn Abdis-Salaam, Sharh at-Tahaawiyyah, quoted by ash-Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin Al-Abbaad in ‘From the sayings of the trustworthy scholars regarding the Companion, the Khaleefah Mu’aawiyyah Ibn Abee Safwan radi’Allāhu anhu’)

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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

Christmas and Islam

Quite a number of Muslims today, especially those living in Christian dominated countries or those influenced to a large degree by western culture, have been led to consider that taking part in the Christmas celebrations of friends and relatives is, at very least, a harmless pastime if not a legitimate source of pleasure for children and adults alike. In many instances, pressure to conform with the practices of society is too great for those of weak resolve to withstand. Parents are often tempted to give in to the pleading of children who have been invited to a party or who are unable to understand why they alone are being prevented from joining the festivities they observe all around them or why they cannot receive gifts on this occasion like the other children.

Indeed, the Christmas season has been aggressively promoted in every aspect of business, in schools, in every public place. High pressure sales tactics have invaded the home through television, radio, magazine and newspaper, captivating the imagination with every
kind of attraction day and night for a month or more every year. Little wonder that many of those thus targeted so persistently succumb to temptation. Among earlier generations, Christmas was an occasion which was still basically religious in orientation. Gifts, trees,
decorations and feasting assumed lesser roles. But now all of this has changed. As noted in an American publication, Christmas has gone the way of many other aspects of society, becoming one more element in the mass culture which every season enables manufacturers
and merchants to make millions of dollars through an elaborate system of gift exchange which comes more often from mutual expectations that “must” be fulfilled than from the heart. The commonly accepted notion that happiness is derived largely from possessions and
entertainment is the driving force behind the month-long preparations and festivities which continue on through the end of the year. This fact, although blameworthy in itself, has led many Muslims into the delusion that Christmas is no longer a religious occasion and therefore
does not conflict with Islamic belief.

The materialistic atmosphere surrounding the celebration of Christmas is, in reality, a manifestation of pagan culture (Jaahiliyyah) at its worst. It can only be seen by the conscious Muslim believer as a rat-race designed and implemented by Shaytaan to accomplish a great
waste of time, effort, money and resources while countless families barely subsist in a state of poverty throughout many areas of the world. In addition to the commercial side of Christmas, although less obvious to the casual observer, are certain religious aspects to be
noted. The celebration was and still is intended by practising Christians as a remembrance of the birth of Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) who is considered by many of them as God incarnate or the second person in a trinity, and thus they celebrate the birth of “divinity.” The
word itself is an abbreviated form of “Christ Mass,” i.e., sacrament in commemoration of Christ. Although taken by Christians to be the birthday of Jesus, the actual date of celebration, December 25th, cannot be traced back any further than the fourth century after
Christ. Ironically, this day is also considered to be the birthday of the Hindu god, Krishna, as well as Mithra, the Greek god of light. It also coincides with the annual Tree Festival which had long been celebrated in Northern Europe before the Christian era and which has been recently revived in some Arab countries in an attempt to encourage celebration by disguising the religious significance of the day.

The Christmas tree is the most obvious aspect of that pagan celebration which was incorporated along with its date of observance, December 25th, into church rites. The evergreen tree, because it keeps its green needles throughout the winter months, was
believed by pre-Christian pagans to have special powers of protection against the forces of nature and evil spirits. The end of December marked the onset of a visible lengthening of daylight hours – the return of warmth and light and defeat of those evil forces of cold and
darkness. At a particular stage of its development, the church is known to have adopted certain of the popular pagan practices into Christianity for political or social reasons.

Thus, in more aspects than one, the holiday is deeply rooted in the worship of different forms of creation rather than the Creator Himself. A Muslim cannot possibly approve of such beliefs or the practices which stem from them. Anyone with a minimal knowledge of Islam
would surely reject kufr (disbelief) and shirk (association of partners with Allaah) in every form. Only through ignorance or unawareness could one continue to participate in activities that reflect the acceptance of both. Muslims must be firm in refusal of all which is contrary to the concept of “Laa ilaaha illallaaha (there is none deserving of subservience except Allaah alone).” Consideration for others is well and good on the condition that Islamic principles are
not compromised.

Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’aalaa) says:
{If you obey most of those upon the earth, they will lead you away from the way of Allaah} [An’aam 6:116]

And He commands:
{Follow what has been revealed to you from your Lord and do not
follow any patrons other than Him} [A’raaf 7:3]

Although some, in all honesty, admit their weakness in the face of continual social pressure, others defend their participation by the strange assertion that they observe the occasion through regard for Jesus (‘Isa), a prophet of Islam. If such an observance, with its
semblance of Islamic atmosphere, is invalid for Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم), how then can it reasonably be valid for other prophets who neither observed nor encouraged such practices, which were later devised by those who abandoned prophetic teachings for their own
inclinations and preferences?

{Have you seen him who take as his god his own desire, and Allah has left him astray through knowledge} [Jaathiyah 45:23]

Again, the Muslim is reminded of the hadiths in which the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) warned against imitating the non-believers and encouraged distinguishing oneself from them in dress and manner. Whether taken from the materialistic or the religious standpoint, Christmas can
have no place in the Muslim’s heart nor in his home. Any Muslim, young or old, who has a secure place in an Islamic community or group which has regular activities and affords

companionship will find little difficulty in rejecting that which is harmful to himself and his family, in spite of the apparent attractions. In some societies, refusal and resistance may require actual jihad, but those who seek the acceptance of Allah and fear Him will undertake
the task with knowledge that they are striving for salvation and will thus be firm and resolute. For Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’aalaa) calls to believers, saying:

{O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is men and stones} [Tahreem 66:6]

And in the avoidance of Hellfire lies Paradise.

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What I Witnessed In Britain

What I Witnessed In Britain

What I Witnessed In Britain by Yahya al-Hajooree


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Upon returning from our first da’wah trip to England, our Shaikh (Muqbil) and our brothers at Daar-ul-Hadeeth in Damaaj asked us to relate to them some news of that journey. Afterward, the Shaikh, instructed that the tape (of the lecture) be transcribed and printed due to what would be anticipated from it, such as benefit for the Muslims and a warning to them of blindly following the disbelievers. So our noble brother, Khaleel bin ‘Abdir-Rabb at-Ta’izee took on the task of transcribing the lecture, while our noble brother, Abu Salamah al-Mahmoodee al-“Iraaqee typed it into the computer. And our noble brother Sa’eed al-Hubaishaan al-Hadramee took care of printing it. So may Allaah reward all of them with good.

Attending A Christian Wedding

Question: My mother, who is a Christian, is getting married soon inshaa’ Allaah and the marriage will take place in a church. She wants me and my wife to attend, what is your advice to me?

Answer: With regards to this question Shaykh Wasiullaah al-Abbas Says: In reality even though there are times when you have to look at the benefit that issues like this may bring, there is no doubt that there is much shirk in the church where the marriage is going to take place as the priest may mention matters of shirk etc. Therefore, it is not permissible to be there or to attend churches, as Allaah says {then after the remembrance, sit not you in the company of those people who are the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrong doers).} [al-An`aam 6:68] We advise the brother with giving his mother her rights regarding kindness, and as such he should excuse himself in a good manner, from attending. Perhaps he may give her an appropriate gift so that she will Maintain good relations with him. However, it is not permissible to Attend the church due to the shirk that occurs within.

WAL-HAMDU LILLAAH.
FIKS Research Department www.TheFiks.org

All the followers of the various sects of the this Ummah will be in Hell apart from one

Question: I would be very grateful if you could advise me on the fundamental differences between the main sects of Islam, although I know that originally Islam was a unified religion. Thankyou.
Answer: Praise be to Allaah.
The answer to your question is lengthy and deserves a book to itself. We cannot answer in details here, but we can say the following in brief:

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us beforehand that this Ummah would be divided as the previous nations were divided, as stated in the saheeh hadeeth:

Wahb ibn Baqiyyah told us from Khaalid from Muhammad ibn ‘Amr from Abu Salamah from Abu Hurayrah who said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The Jews were divided into seventy-one or seventy-two sects, and the Christians were divided into seventy-one or seventy-two sects, and my Ummah will be divided into seventy-three sects.” This was narrated by Abu Dawood in his Sunan, Kitaab al-Sunnah, Baab Sharh al-Sunnah.

It was reported from ‘Awf ibn Maalik who said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The Jews were divided into seventy-one sects, one of which is in Paradise and seventy are in the Fire. The Christians were divided into seventy-two sects, seventy-one of which are in the Fire and one is in Paradise. By the One in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, my Ummah will be divided into seventy-three sects, one of which will be in Paradise and seventy-two will be in the Fire.” It was said, O Messenger of Allaah, who are they? He said, “Al-Jamaa’ah.”

Sunan Ibn Maajah, no. 3982.

What is meant by al-Jamaa’ah is the ‘aqeedah and actions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and his Companions.

Among the sects that claim to belong to Islam are those who are misguided with regard to the Unity of Allaah (Tawheed) and His Names and Attributes; they say that everything that exists is Allaah and that He is incarnate or present in His creation – glorified be He far above what they say. On the contrary, He is above His heavens, settled on His throne, distinct from His creation.

Others are misguided with regard to eeman (faith) and say that deeds are separate from faith and that faith does not increase or decrease. The correct view is that faith consists of words and deeds; it increases when one does acts of obedience to Allaah and decreases when one commits sin.

Others are misguided by their declaring that the person who commits sin goes beyond the pale of Islam and is doomed to eternity in the Fire. The correct view is that the one who commits a major sin – apart from shirk and al-kufr al-akbar – does not go out of Islam.

Others are misguided with regard to the issue of al-qadaa’ wa’l-qadar (divine decree), and said that man has no choice in what he does. The correct view is that man has freedom of will on the basis of which he will be called to account and will bear the consequences of his deeds.

Others are misguided with regard to the Qur’aan, and say that it is created. The correct view is that it is the words of Allaah, revealed not created.

Others are misguided with regard to the Sahaabah, whom they revile and denounce as kaafirs even though they are the companions of the Prophet among whom the Wahy (Revelation) was revealed, and they are the most knowledgeable and the most devoted in worship among this Ummah, and they strove in jihaad for the sake of Allaah and Allaah supported this religion through them – may Allaah be pleased with them all.

And there are other groups who deviated from the path of Islam and innovated matters in the religion of Allaah; each of them rejoices in what they have, but they have followed the ways of the Shaytaan and gone against the words of Allaah (interpretation of the meaning):

“And verily, this is My straight path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His path. This He has ordained for you that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious)” [al-An’aam 6:153]

We ask Allaah to make us among the followers of the Sunnah who will be saved from the Fire, and to admit us to Paradise among the righteous. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad.
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