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From the very nature of fitnah (trial and discord) is that matters become confused, mistakes increase, and minds and intellects begin to swerve. Protection and safety from this, in such times lies in the Jamaa’ah; at the head of which are the scholars. So it is obligatory upon the people – those leading and those being led – to take hold of the sayings of the Scholars and to act upon them. Since the general masses are pre-occupied with issues of fitnah, wherein they begin to express their own opinions, only leads to an increase in the fitnah and further splits the Ummah. So the umoorul-‘aammah (affairs pertaining to public benefit and welfare) – from the matters related to peace, security and fear – should be referred back to those who possess sound knowledge and understanding, as Allah, The Most High has said,
“When there comes to them some matter related to public welfare of security or fear, they make it known amongst the people. If they had referred it back to the Messenger (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), or to those in authority amongst them, then the proper people would have investigated and evaluated the matter from them. Were it not for the Grace and Mercy of Allah upon you, you would have indeed followed Shaytaan – except for a few of you.” [Soorah an-Nisaa: 83]
Imaam as-Sa’dee (d.1376H) – rahimahullah –said,
“This is the disciplinary admonition from Allah to His Servants with regards to their unbefitting action. And it is a must for them, that when there comes to them some news concerning important issues such as issues connected to public welfare and safety of the Believers, or those that are related to breach of security, or fear of a calamity befalling them, that they should first verify such news and not be hasty in spreading it. Rather, they should refer such issues back to the Messenger (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and to the people in authority; those who possess knowledge, understanding, sound advice, intellect, maturity and composure; those who understand the affairs and have knowledge of the associated benefits and harms. If they see that in broadcasting it there is a benefit and a cause of happiness for the Believers, and a means of protection from their enemies, then they should do so. This is why Allah said: “Then the proper people would have investigated and evaluated the matter from them.” Meaning: they would evaluate it with their sound understanding and their firm and correct knowledge. So in this is an evidence for an important principle, which is, if there arises a need to investigate a particular issue, then it is obligatory that it be left to those who are qualified for it, and no one should precede them in this – and this is close to what is correct, and safer from error. And in this is also a prohibition of being hasty and impatient in spreading the news as soon as they hear it. Likewise there is a command to reflect and consider before speaking, so he looks into it to see if there is a benefit in doing so, if so he embarks upon it, and if not, he abstains from it.”
[Tayseerul-Kareemur-Rahmaan (2/54-55). Refer also to Qawaa'id fee Ta'aamul ma'il-'Ulemaa (p.121)]
Thus, we understand that it is absolutely imperative for us to take recourse in the Book of Allah and theSunnah of His Messenger (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in these times of great fitnah. Our Shaykh Muhammad Ramzaan (hafidhahullah) will offer a timely admonition concerning the grand importance we must place on returning to the Scholars, who are the Inheritors of the Prophets, in these times of innumerable trials and tribulations.
We ask Allah to keep our feet firm upon the Straight Path and we seek refuge in Him from ever deviating from it.
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Help One Another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa
Shaykh Muhammad bin Ramzaan al-Haajiree
Translated by our brother Abu Afnan Mohammad
Shaykh Muhammad bin Ramzaan al-Haajiree explains the ayah “Help you one another in Al-Birr & At-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah, verily Allah is Severe in punishment”. (Al-Maidah 5:2).
This lectures is a two part lecture. It was part of our monthly lesson series held in Riyadh, KSA.
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The Noble Shaykh Muhammad Ramzan al-Haajiree (May Allaah Preserve Him), from the well known Mashayikh of Jubail, Saudi Arabia gave a LIVE Tele-Lecture with Muwahhideen Publications. The Shaykh enlightened us into the many sunan that were practiced by the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa salam) on the joyous occasion of ‘Eid ul Fitr. This event was broadcast LIVE in Masjid Ibn ‘Abbaas, Tobago, two masaajid in Trinidad, Masjid ul Khaleefah and Masjid us Sunnah, and four Masaajid in the U.S. Masjid Al-Bukhaari, Florida, Masjid Ibn ‘Abbas, Georgia and Masjid Uthaymeen, New Jersey, and Masjid Nur Allaah, NY.
This lecture event was translated LIVE into English by the noble brother Mustafa George.
Listen/Download 49:06 mins. (Arabic & English)
The Shaykh started off by saying that ‘Eid is a celebration that the believers should rejoice over and the joy of the people of eeman and taqwa is not like the joy of the people of transgression and evil. We should celebrate this day by glorifying Allaah, giving sadaqa and doing acts of obedience.
Getting into the subject matter, the Shaykh stated that there are rulings for every gathering and celebration and so there are specific rulings for ‘Eid al-Fitr. He went on to explain the matters of the day of ‘Eid with respect to what occurs before and after the salaah as well as describing the way in which the salaah is performed on Yawmul ‘Eid.
From the sunan of ‘Eid ul-Fitr as mentioned by our Shaykh are:
- Saying the takbir (Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Laa ilaha il Allaah, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, wa-lillaahil hamd)
- Giving the sadaaqatul fitr before the ‘Eid salaah
- Taking a complete ghusl (bath), wearing one’s best clothing and perfuming oneself (for the men).
- Eating an odd number of dates before going to the prayer.
- Praying the salaah in an open area.
- Leaving via one path and returning by way of another
As is the way of Ahlus-Sunnah, the Shaykh brought evidences from the established texts in order to validate the matters listed and expounded on each of them. In addition to this he addressed the situation of ‘Eid falling on Yawmul Jumu’ah and gave a stern warning against taking this day of permissible enjoyment as a day to commit acts that are impermissible in the Shari’ah, particularly the intermingling of the sexes and women dressing inappropriately and perfuming themselves when leaving the house.
The Shaykh concluded by advising us to make this day of celebration one in which we praise and glorify Allaah, be in constant remembrance of Him and that we benefit from this sitting and it be a proof for us and not against us.
Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq
Wa SallAllaahu wa Sallaama wa Barak ‘alaa Nabiyanna Muhammad wa ‘alaa ‘Alyhi wa Sahbyhi wa Sallam
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One of the most appreciated things that Shaykh Muhammad Ib Ramzaan did during his stay in Canada (2011) was to teach the community the basics of prayer and purification, some of the attendees were so thankful and noted “I had been praying my whole life incorrectly and I didn’t know it, I’m so happy (for this demonstration).”
Note : Audio Volume is very low, and not clear enough
During the 2011 Summer Seminar [The Firmness of Ahlul-Hadeeth], Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ramzaan takes some time out to explain the basics of purification and prayer. He demonstrates:
- Tayammum (تيمّم)
- Wudhoo’ (وضوء)
- Salaah (صلاة)
- Tasbeeh (تسبيح)