Category Archives: Research Papers

The Path of the Sahabah

The Path of the Sahabah, radhi Allahu ‘anhum.

It is fitting that the way of the best of people should be followed. Allah Ta’aalaa said, paraphrased: {You were the best of nations to arise for mankind; you enjoin goodness, and forbid evil, and you believe in Allah}, [Aal-‘Imran: 110].

Therefore by the Text of the Qur’an, their way lies in: Enjoining goodness, forbidding evil, and believing in Allah.

And the Prophet sallaa Allahu ‘alaihi wa ‘alaa Aalihi wa sallam said: (The best of my Ummah is my generation, then those who come after them, then those who come after them), Sahih Al-Bukhari, Hadith no. 3450.

In fact, we have been ordered to follow their Way.

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The Evidence that the Silence of the Texts on an Issue is its Ruling, i.e. that of Ibahah (Permissibility)

The evidence that the silence of the Texts on an issue is its ruling, i.e. that of Ibahah.

If the Qur’an and Sunnah are “silent” on an issue, meaning: There is no specific Text that mentions that specific issue’s ruling by name, nor a general Text whose general meaning may encompass it, some resort to Qiyas Al-Shabah to seek its ruling, while others conclude that this particular issue’s ruling is that of Ibahah: Allowance (i.e. Halal). The evidence for the latter position is as follows.

The Prophet sallaa Allahu ‘alaihi wa ‘alaa Aalihi wa sallam said, paraphrased: (Leave me with what I have left you with, for indeed those before you were destroyed due to their questioning and differing with their Prophets. Therefore, if I prohibit you from something, then avoid it; and if I order you to do something, do of it what you are able), Sahih Al-Bukhari, Hadith no. 6858.

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Summarised Description of Umrah

مختصر صفة العمرة

Summarised Description of Umrah Based on the Works of Shaykh Abdul Aziz At-Tarefe

First Step: Entering into the State of Ihram

Ihraam means having the intention of starting the rituals of Umrah.

Bathing before entering the state of Ihram is Sunnah.

The one intending to perform Umrah should say:

لبيك عمرة

“Labbayka ‘umratan”

(Here I am for ‘Umrah)

Pronouncing the Talbiyah is Sunnah according to the majority of the scholars.

لَبَّيْكَ اللَّهُمَّ لَبَّيْكَ لَبَّيْكَ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَكَ لَبَّيْكَ إِنَّ الْحَمْدَ وَالنِّعْمَةَ لَكَ وَالْمُلْكَ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَكَ

“Labbayka Allaahumma labbayk, labbayka laa shareeka laka labbayk. Inna al-hamd wa’l-ni’mata laka wa’l-mulk, laa shareeka lak”

“Here I am at Your service. O Allah, here I am at Your service, here I am at Your service. There is no associate with You; here I am at Your service. Verily all praise and grace is due to You, and the sovereignty (too). There is no associate with You.”[1]

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The Reasons and Wisdoms for Trials & Calamities

Reasons for Trials & Calamities

  1. Disasters and calamities are a test of the believer’s patience:

Allah says: “Or think you that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who believed along with him said, ‘When (will come) the Help of Allah?’ Yes! Certainly, the Help of Allah is near!”[1]

Allah also says: “Do the people think that they will be left to say, “We believe” and they will not be tried? But We have certainly tried those before them, and Allah will surely make evident those who are truthful, and He will surely make evident the liars.”[2]

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Authentic Narrations Relating To Ways of Controlling Anger

(1) Seeking refuge with Allaah from the Shaytaan:

Saying:

أَعُوذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ

I seek refuge with Allah from the accursed devil (shaytaan).[1]

Sulayman ibn Sard said: “I was sitting with the Prophet ﷺ and two men were slandering one another. One of them was red in the face, and the veins on his neck were standing out. The Prophet ﷺ said, ‘I know a word which, if he were to say it, what he feels would go away. If he said “I seek refuge with Allaah from the Shaytaan,” what he feels (i.e., his anger) would go away.’”[2]

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Fiqh Ahlul Hadeeth Shaykh Muhammed Luqman As-Salafi (Wudu Part 3)

Nullifiers of Wudu

  • Anything that come out the back passage (urine, semen, prostatic fluid,  istihadaah, faeces, release of gas): 

Allah says: “…or one of you comes from the place of relieving himself…”[1] Meaning after one relieves oneself.

Narrated Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “The Salat of a person who does Hadath (passes urine, stool or wind) is not accepted till he performs (repeats) the Wudu.” A person from Hadaramout asked Abu Hurairah, “What is Hadath?” Abu Hurairah replied, “Hadath means the passing of wind from the anus.”[2] 

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Fiqh Ahlul Hadeeth Shaykh Muhammed Luqman As-Salafi (Wudu Part 2)

Recommended Acts of Wudû:

  • Saying Bismillah:

It was narrated that Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: “Some of the Companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) were looking for (water for) wudu. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said ‘Do any of you have water?’ He put his hand in the water and said: ‘Perform Wudu in the Name of Allah.’ I saw the water coming out from between his fingers until they had all performed Wudu. Thaabit said: “I said to Anas: ‘How many did you see?’ He said: ‘About seventy.’”[1]

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