Eid: Rulings, Etiquettes, Innovations, and Trangressions

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In the name of Allah (The One). I send peace and blessings upon His Messenger (Al-Mustafa) and upon His Messenger’s family, companions, and those who follow him in righteousness until the Day of Judgment (Yowm Al-Qiyaamah).

Due to the closeness of ‘Eid Al-Fitr (the first of the two Muslim celebrations which comes after the completion of Ramadan), may Allah allow us and all of the Muslims to live for another one, I mentioned some of the etiquettes and Sunnahs of ‘Eid. Along with that I wanted to point out some of the bid’a (innovations) and sins that have fallen into on ‘Eid as well as the distribution of ZakatAl-Fitr before the ‘Eid prayer. With that I say, success is from Allah and from Him alone I desire aid and assistance.

It is upon you, my Muslim brother, to be diligent in distributing Zakat Al-Fitr that Allah

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Categories of People at the ending of Ramadan

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In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, Most Merciful. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions. As for what follows;

Sheikh Muhammad ibn Haadi al-Madkhali(1), may Allaah preserve him, says in one of his very beneficial lectures entitled ‘The categories of people at the ending of Ramadan’:

“From that which there is no doubt about it is that the people are divided into three categories at the ending of Ramadan.

1: From them are those who are well aware of the virtues of these last ten nights of Ramadan and are diligent concerning them and this is the one who you see upholding the rights of Allaah that have been placed upon him in these last ten and you see him eager upon the hours and minutes of these last ten and thus he doesn’t spend them except in that which draws…

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An Encouragement of Diligence in Righteous Deeds in the Last Ten Nights of Ramadan

The last ten nights of Ramadan start on Monday InshaAllah. Lets go out with a bang!

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I would like to apologize if there is any difficulty while reading this article. This is the very first thing I ever translated back in 2008 and because the original link no longer works I can’t go back and edit it.

In the name of Allah (The One). I send peace and blessings upon His Messenger (Al-Mustafa) and upon His Messenger’s family, companions, and those who follow him in righteousness until the Day of Judgment (Yowm Al-Qiyaamah).

Oh Muslims, verily you will be in these ten blessed up and coming days, and they are the last ten from the month of Ramadan. Allah has made it a season of freedom from the Fire. Verily the Prophet ﷺ used to specify these ten [days] with diligence in the increasing of actions and other than that, as what comes in Sahih Muslim on the authority of A’esha (radiallahu ‘anha), “Verily…

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Sisters, you have to seek knowledge too!

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, Most Merciful. May peace and blessings be upon His noble prophet and messenger Muhammad, his family and companions. As for what follows;

Al-Haafidh Ibn Al-Jowzi[1], may Allaah have mercy upon him, stated in his book ‘Ahkaam As-Nisaa’ (Rulings pertaining to Women):

“The third chapter regarding the obligation of women seeking knowledge;

The woman is a responsible being just like a man. Therefore, seeking knowledge of the obligatory matters of the religion is binding upon her so that she can be upon certainty when performing them. If she has a father, brother, husband or mahram (guardian) to teach her them, i.e. the obligatory matters of the religion, and how to perform them properly, then that is sufficient for her.

However if she wasn’t one who learned and asked questions, then if she is can find a woman to teach her then she should do that and if not she should learn from elderly learned men but not in seclusion with them and she should stick to the mandatory amount (of knowledge needed). Then whenever a problem arises in her religion she asks about it and shouldn’t feel shy for indeed Allaah isn’t afraid or shy of the truth.”

Footnotes:

[1] He is ‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Ali ibn Ja’far Al-Jowzi a famous hadith scholar born in the city of Baghdad in the year 1114 CE and grew up studying under many prominent scholars of his time including his uncle, Muhammad ibn Nasir Al-Baghdadi, who was a scholar of Hadith, Fiqh and grammar. He died at the age of 87. May Allaah have mercy upon him.

Reference: Ahkaam An-Nisaa by Ibn Al-Jowzi, may Allaah have mercy upon him.

“Some of the speech of the People of this Era hardens the hearts…” Sheikh, Dr. Raslaan

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, Most Merciful. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions. As for what follows;

Sheikh, Dr. Muhammad bin Sa’eed Raslaan[1], may Allaah preserve him, stated;

“Have you ever heard during this time we live in speech that softens the hearts, lightens the path, clarifies the correct methodology and speaks concerning the diseases of the heart and direct the people to traverse the straight path? Rather their speech hardens the hearts, dries up the tears in the eyes and causes conflict between (audio not clear). 

You don’t hear anyone -save he whom Allaah has mercy upon- connecting the (hearts) of the people of the earth to the people of the heavens, awakening the aspirations of the people to call on their Lord, the mighty and majestic; simple aspects regarding Touheed ar-Ruboobiyyah (singling Allaah out in His Lordship).

(Understanding) that Allaah does whatever He wills, that He is the Lord of the earth and heavens, controls the affairs, clarifies His signs, knowing that all good is from Him and He is the one who guides to the straight path.

Who is it that will return the people back to their Lord?! So that they’ll know as their pious predecessors before them said,

“The affair comes from there, i.e. the heavens, and not here, i.e. the earth.”

The affair comes from the heavens not the earth. Just as Al-Hasan Al-Basri, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said:

“There is no riddance except by returning to the book of Allaah and the Sunnah.”

That is by the Prophetic way with the understanding of the Sahaabah and those who followed them in goodness, they were soldiers during the day, fearful during the night. They had the softest hearts from amongst the people, the purest souls and most intelligent minds. When it came to worship they were the true worshipers, when it came to jihad they were true warriors in the path of Allaah.

Therefore weigh it; that which Allaah established them with from the comprehension of His aayaat (signs, verses, etc) and following His messenger, may peace and blessings be upon him, thus Allaah made them rulers of the dunya so much so it humbled itself to Allaah, the Lord of all that exists, His Book and the followers of His messenger, may peace and blessings be upon him.

And the latter part of this nation will never be rectified except by that which rectified the first part. Al-Yaqeen (Certainty) and following the messenger, may peace and blessings be upon him, clinging to the Book and Sunnah upon the understanding of the companions and those who followed them in goodness. 

As for embarking upon each and every path then this is something that isn’t done by one who hopes for Allaah’s reward.”

Footnotes:

[1] He is from the Senior Scholars of Egypt and is well-known for teaching and authoring. His website is rslan.com

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_k7mVAos-w

 

Al-Humdulillah we’ve lived to see another Jumu’ah! Let’s make this one a little bit better by praying our Sunnahs after Jumu’ah prayer! 🙂

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In the name of Allah (The One). I send peace and blessings upon His Messenger (Al-Mustafa) and upon His Messenger’s family, companions, and those who follow him in righteousness until the Day of Judgement (Yowm Al-Qiyaamah).

BEFORE JUMU’AH 

There aren’t any narrations about praying Sunnahs before Jumu’ah. Shaykh Uthaymeen said, “There aren’t any (perscribed) Sunnahs before it (Jumu’ah). So, you can pray whatever you want without intending a specific number. So you can pray 2 Rak’ahs or what ever you want, but when the Imam enters then you refrain.”

He continued to say: If someone was to say, “Do you choose for me if I come to Jumu’ah that I busy myself with Salah or should I busy myself with reading the Qur’an?” The answer is that I see 2 Rak’ahs are a necessity, and they are Tahiyah Al-Masjid (greeting the Masjid). Other than that, the person…

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I don’t think the Muslims can ever have a shortage of gentleness so long as it’s applied for the sake of Allah and appropriately. May Allah grant us all to be from the gentle and just, Ameen!

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In the name of Allah (The One). I send the peace and blessings upon his messenger (Al-Mustafa), upon his family, companions, and those who follow him in righteousness until The Day of Judgement (Yowm Al-Qiyaamah). To proceed:

This treatise is an extraction of sections of Shaykh Bin Baaz‘s Fatawa (religious verdicts) that dealt with gentleness and how it is the foundational principle in refutation, da’wah, and clarification.

The Shaykh (rahimahullah) used to see that the foundational principle in calling to Allah begins with softness and the easiest path. Specifically when ignorance is prevalent, desires have taken over, and advice has decreased. This is what Allah commanded His messenger with, as He said to Musa (‘alayhi As-Salam — peace be upon him) commanding to soften his speech with the greatest disbeliever of creation — Fir’own (Pharaoh) — the one that claimed lordship. Allah (ta’ala — The High) said,

“And…

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