We Have Made You A Balanced Nation
Shaykh Nu’maan al-Watr (hafidhahullaah)
Bismillaah wa -Alhamdulillaah wa Salaatu wa Salaam ‘alaa Rasulillaah ‘amma ba’d
Muwahhideen Publications facilitated a LIVE tele-lecture with Shaykh Nu’maan al-Watr (hafidhahullaah), who is from the mashaayikh of Ba’daan, Yemen in the district of Ib, and head of Dar-ul-Hadeeth there. The Shaykhaddressed us on the topic of Islaam being balanced, between negligence and extremism.
This lecture event was translated LIVE into English by our brother Hisham AbouZeid.
Shaykh Nu’maan al-Watr (hafidhahullaah) commenced this lecture by stating that Islaam is the middle path; it is the Deen void of shirk and it is the Deen that Allaah is pleased with for His slaves. Surely, Allaah has relieved us of shackles and chains and made this Deen easy and comprehensible in both creed and application. The creed is compatible with inherent human nature that has not been corrupted and fulfils the needs of the soul and body. It is the Deen that can solve all the problems of mankind; and whoever holds tenaciously to it will find happiness, guidance and safety and will not be humiliated. The believer will become good in himself and would help others attain goodness.
Our Shaykh further stated that whoever contemplates, would realise that Islaam is between two falsehoods – negligence and extremism. This nation is one that is just and its creed is founded upon worshipping Allaah alone without any partners.
Shaykh Nu’maan then went on to exemplify and explain some of the areas in which Islaam takes the middle course, between negligence and extremism.
From them are:
- Belief in the Prophets – Between the Jews who reject the prophets and the Christians who deify them.
- ‘Ibaadah – Between the indolence of the Christians and the extreme hardship in the worship of the Jews.
- Purity – Between the Christians who hold almost nothing as impure and the extremity of the Jews.
- Food – Between the Christians who almost do not discern between halaal and haram and the Jews who, due to retribution for their sins, have many things that were made haram for them.
- Obeying the ruler – We obey him in what is in accordance to the obedience of Allaah. However if we see from him disobedience, we do not usurp his rights nor do we revolt against him. Rather, we do not obey him in this disobedience and advise him.
- Obedience to Parents – Between those who obey their parents even if it means disobeying Allaahand those who neglect their parents to the point of disobedience. Children – We do not relax the rules for them to do as they please nor are we so strict that it falls outside the boundaries of Islaam.
- Women – The woman is not forbidden to learn and teach, however she is bounded by the Shari’ah, which insures her protection and that of the society.
- Financial transactions – We neither extract assets from the hands of the people nor do we distribute the wealth of the people amongst the lazy and those who do not work. We are allowed to increase our wealth according to the legislation but engaging in interest has been made impermissible.
The Shaykh (hafidhahullaah) ended by saying it is upon us to learn the magnificence of our religion and become acquainted with the tremendous benefits of it in this life and the next. He then made du’aa for us all and asked Allaah to make us from those who are guided and guide others and that this sitting be a proof for us and not against us and that this gathering be a reason for happiness in this life and the next.
Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq
Wa SallAllaahu wa Sallaama wa Barak ‘alaa Nabiyanna Muhammad wa ‘alaa ‘Alyhi wa Sahbyhi wa Sallam
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Tremondous and Beneficial Lecture !!
They (the disbelievers, the Jews and the Christians) want to extinguish Allâh’s Light (with which Muhammad (Sallallaahu alaihi wa Sallam) has been sent – Islâmic Monotheism) with their mouths, but Allâh will not allow except that His Light should be perfected even though the Kâfirûn (disbelievers) hate (it).(At-Tawbah 9:32)
It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad Sallallaahu alaihi wa Sallam ) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islâm), to make it superior over all religions even though the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh) hate (it). (At-Tawbah 9:33)
From Tafsir Ibn Kathir 9:32-33
Allah says, the disbelieving idolators and People of the Scriptures want to,
(extinguish the Light of Allah).They try through argument and lies to extinguish the guidance and religion of truth that the Messenger of Allah was sent with. Their example is the example of he who wants to extinguish the light of the sun or the moon by blowing at them! Indeed, such a person will never accomplish what he sought. Likewise, the light of what the Messenger was sent with will certainly shine and spread.
Allah replied to the idolators’ desire and hope,
(but Allah will not allow except that His Light should be perfected even though the disbelievers (Kafirun) hate (it)) (9:32).(Linguistincally) a Kafir is the person who covers something. For instance, night is called Kafiran (covering) because it covers things (with darkness). The farmer is called Kafiran, because he covers seeds in the ground. Allah said in an Ayah, (thereof the growth is pleasing to the (Kuffar) tillers) (57:20).
Allah said next, (It is He Who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth.) `Guidance’ refers to the true narrations, beneficial faith and true religion that the Messenger came with. `religion of truth’ refers to the righteous, legal deeds that bring about benefit in this life and the Hereafter.
(to make it (Islam) superior over all religions) It is recorded in the Sahih that the Messenger of Allah said,
(Allah made the eastern and western parts of the earth draw near for me (to see), and the rule of my Ummah will extend as far as I saw.) Imam Ahmad recorded from Tamim Ad-Dari that he said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah saying,
(This matter (Islam) will keep spreading as far as the night and day reach, until Allah will not leave a house made of mud or hair, but will make this religion enter it, while bringing might to a mighty person (a Muslim) and humiliation to a disgraced person (who rejects Islam). Might with which Allah elevates Islam (and its people) and disgrace with which Allah humiliates disbelief (and its people).)(Tamim Ad-Dari ﴿ who was a Christian before Islam﴾ used to say, “I have come to know the meaning of this Hadith in my own people. Those who became Muslims among them acquired goodness, honor and might. Disgrace, humiliation and Jizyah befell those who remained disbelievers.”
Amazing Dars by Shaikh Bazmool (translated):
The Salafi Usool & Those Who Oppose Them (By Seeing Elephants in Rooms)!
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- Ibn Taymiyyah’s explanation of “the ghurabaa” hadeeth
Source: Majmoo’ il Fataawah Vol 18/291-305
- Alleviating Grievances in Describing the Condition of the Strangers – [ Kashf-ul-Kurbah fee Wasfi Haali Ahlil-Ghurbah ] – Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali [PDF]
- Glad Tidings to the Strangers – by Shaykh Abdullah Ateeq Al-Harbee
Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Ateeq is a teacher in the faculty of Hadeeth at Madeenah University and is known for his Salafiyyah. He came to the west recently for the purpose of da’wah.
“The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
‘Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim.’”
(Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Sunan Ibn Maajah)
Allah, the Exalted, says:
“And say: `My Rubb! Increase me in knowledge.” (20:114)
“Are those who know equal to those who know not?”’ (39:9)
“Allah will exalt in degree those of you who believe, and those who have been granted knowledge.” (58:11)
“It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah.” (35:28)
Abu Musa (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said,
“The guidance and knowledge with which Allah has sent me are like abundant rain which fell on a land. A fertile part of it absorbed the water and brought forth profuse herbage and pasture; and solid ground patches which retained the water by which Allah has benefited people, who drank from it, irrigated their crops and sowed their seeds; and another sandy plane which could neither retain the water nor produce herbage. Such is the similitude of the person who becomes well-versed in the religion of Allah and receives benefit from the Message entrusted to me by Allah, so he himself has learned and taught it to others; such is also the similitude of the person who has stubbornly and ignorantly rejected Allah’s Guidance with which I have been sent.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
- Woe to you! That is the inheritance of Muhammad, salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam
- The Advice of ‘Alee (radiallaahu ‘anhu) – Al-Istiqaamah Magazine, Issue No.6
- Seeking Knowledge In Our Time and Seeking Knowledge In The Time That Was Before Us
Why the people who seek knowledge today don’t find the success with their knowledge and great benefit with their knowledge ?
- Knowledge is not in being able to narrate much and in having many books – Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan’s explanation of Sharhus-Sunnah of Imaam Al-Barabahaaree
The Detailed Religion
Shaykh Aboo Uthmaan Muhammad Al-Anjaree (hafidhahullaah)
(From the well known Shaykhs of Kuwait)
Translated Into English by Raha Batts (hafidhahullaah)
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The Detailed Religion
Ash-Shaykh Aboo ‘Uthmaan Muhammad al-‘Anjaree
Transcribed & translated from a taped lecture given on 29 November, 2007
in the Kuwaiti desert area of Kabd
by Aboo Sufyaan ‘Uthmaan Beecher, edited by Firaas Al-Ragom
Audio (English Only)
Listen / Download Part 01: (Duration 8:07)
Listen / Download Part 02: (Duration 8:47 )
Shaykh al-‘Anjaree (حفظه الله تعالى) said:
“I wish, here, to mention an important issue.
A man called me, so he said, ‘I want to read to you an article that was published yesterday where it speaks about obedience to the Walee al-Amr (the Muslim ruler).’ He is the one who wrote the article. So after the end (of the article), he asked, ‘What is your opinion of the article, Aboo ‘Uthmaan?’ And he is ikhwaanee, from the sons of Jam’iyyatul-Islaah al-Ijtimaa’iyyah, as though he was trying to say ‘we [ikhwaanul-Muslimeen] speak about obedience to the Walee al-Amr.’
So I said to him: The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) came with al-Mufassal (that which is detailed and specific). When the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) came, (he came) with al-Mufassal. And this is a faariq (that which distinguishes and differentiates) between the da’watul-Haqq (the da’wah of the Truth) and all of the other da’waat.
So beware, O ‘Abdullaah, of the mujmalaat (the generalities)! The mujmalaat – our da’wah is the da’watus-Salafiyyah. From the mujmalaat is seeking knowledge (talabul-‘Ilm), a general statement. From the mujmalaat is giving importance to the books of Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah. From the mujmalaat is (saying) “I am a graduate of the the Islaamic University (of al-Madeenah)”. From the mujmalaat is “Obedience to the Walee al-Amr is obligatory”. From the mujmalaat is warning against the takfeerees.
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