Sparkles from the Pearls of Knowledge – Ibn al Qayyim

 Knowledge & Ignorance are not equal

Regarding the excellence of knowledge and the people of knowledge, Allaah – Subhana wa Ta’aala – negated equality between the people of knowledge and other than them.

Just like He negated equality between, the companions of Paradise and the companions of the Hell-fire.

Allaah Ta’aala said:

<< Say: “Are those who know equal to those who know not?” >> [ Zumar :9 ]

He also said:

<< Not equal are the dwellers of the Fire and the dwellers of the Paradise >> [ Hashr :20 ]

This indicates the elevated excellence of the people of knowledge and their distinguished nobility. Vol 1 /11/221

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The Difference between Obligatory Knowledge and Recommended Knowledge – Shaykh Muhammad Baazmool

The First Foundation:

Seeking knowledge – which a Muslim needs in order to establish what is binding on him from worship of his Lord – is an obligation that is compulsory on him. As for what exceeds those limits, then acquiring knowledge of that falls under the collective obligations (fard kifaayah), and it is something recommended and extra for the student of knowledge.

The proof for this foundation is what has been reported from the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that he said: “Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.”

Another proof is the fact that this Religion is founded upon two basic principles, which are:

1. We don’t worship anyone except Allaah, and
2. We don’t perform worship except with what Allaah has legislated.

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Wiping over the Cotton and Leather Socks & Fiqhi Ahkaam

Wiping over the Jawrabayn and Khuffayn & Fiqhi Ahkaam

Author: Shaikh Ataa ur-Rehmaan Alvi, the teacher of Daarul Uloom Muhammadiyah, Lahore.

Translator: Raza Hassan

The religion of Islaam is a very easy madhab and the madhab that provides sufficient benefits. One of these benefits include that a person, especially in winter, can wipe over his socks without taking them off. Many people are of the view to wipe over the socks of leather [Khuffayn], and as for wiping over the socks of cotton or other type [Jawrabayn] then there is a difference of opinion. In this article, we will discuss the proofs of wiping over the socks [of any kind], and we will also mention some of their rulings. In-sha-Allaah.

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The Benefits of Adhaan

The Benefits of Adhaan

The literal meaning of “Adhaan” is to inform, to call, and to announce.

In the Istalaah of Sharee’ah, Adhaan refers to those specific words by which people are informed that the time for Prayer has arrived.

There are numerous benefits of giving Adhaan, some of which are given as follows:

1 Shaytaan runs away when he listens to the Adhaan:

1-    Sayyidunah Abu Hurayrah (radiallah anhu) narrates that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said:

إِذَا نُودِيَ لِلصَّلاَةِ أَدْبَرَ الشَّيْطَانُ لَهُ ضُرَاطٌ حَتَّى لاَ يَسْمَعَ النِّدَاءَ فَإِذَا قُضِيَ النِّدَاءُ أَقْبَلَ حَتَّى إِذَا ثُوِّبَ بِالصَّلاَةِ أَدْبَرَ حَتَّى إِذَا قُضِيَ التَّثْوِيبُ أَقْبَلَ

“When the call to prayer is made, Shaytaan retreats passing wind, so that he will not hear the Adhaan. When the Adhaan is completed he comes back, until, when the Iqaamah is said, he retreats again. When the Iqaamah is completed, he comes back…”

[Saheeh Bukhaari (608), Saheeh Muslim (389)]

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Forty Benefits arising from sending Salaat upon Allaah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) – Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Sending Salaat* Upon The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) [* i.e. saying “Allaahumma salli ‘alaa Muhammad…”)

Imaam an-Nasaa·ee –rahimahullaah- reported in his “Sunan” (no.1297):“Ishaaq ibn Mansoor related to us, saying: Muhammad ibn Yoosuf narrated to us, saying: Yoonus ibn Abee Ishaaq narrated to us: from Burayd ibn Abee Maryam who said: Anas ibn Maalik narrated to us, saying: Allaah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: <<Whoever sends a single salaat upon me, then Allaah will send ten salawaaat upon Him, and ten sins will be removed from him, and he will be raised by ten ranks >>.”

Shaikh al-Albaanee-rahimahullaah- declared it “Saheeh”.

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Some Simple Ways to Earn Allah’s Love

The Things Allah Loves

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Love is an affirmed attribute of Allah the same way hate is, and these two attributes of Allah don’t resemble our love and hatred. Ibn Al-Qayyim mentioned that complete love is included in the  worship of Allah and obedience to Him. Since Allah mentioned He loves certain acts of worship, then we should strive to attain His Love ;which will eventually lead us to remain under His Mercy, Protection, and Forgiveness, all which open our gate for entrance to Jannah.

In this article I’ve mentioned verses from the Quran and Hadith that highlight the belief, deeds and speech we must do in order to attain Al-Wadud’s Love. The Quranic verses were collected by Imam Al-Bulqeeni and I collected the hadith and then relied on the verification of Imam Al-Albani.

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Dawah Lessons from the Mission of Prophet Ibrahim

Dawah Lessons from the Mission of Prophet Ibrahim By Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdir Razzaq Hamza [1392H][1]

Allah sent Ibrahim [ﷺ] as the Messenger to teach the Chaldeans, Assyrians and the Babylonians that worshipping the celestial bodies was wrong.

Allah said: And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) said to his father Azar: “Do you take idols as aliha (gods)? Verily, I see you and your people in manifest error. Thus did we show Ibrahim (Abraham) the kingdom of the heavens and the earth that he is one of those who has Faith with certainty. When the night covered him over with darkness he saw a star. He said: “This is my lord.” But when it set, he said: “I like not those that set.”[6:74-76]

Allah doesn’t set or is covered with his darkness, nor do His signs disappear from His servants.

Allah said: When he saw the moon rising up.” in the East Ibrahim[ﷺ ]said: “ “This is my lord.” The Moon is bigger and brighter than the stars. However when the moon set Ibrahim said: “Unless my Lord guides me, shall surely be among the erring people.”[6:77]

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