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How to attain ‘ilm that ‘Laa illaaha il-Allaah
By Imaam as-Sa’dee

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1- And this is the greatest of them, to contemplate upon the Names and Attributes of Allaah, and His actions that show His perfectness, greatness and magnificence. This causes a person to exert himself in devotion to Allaah and worshipping the Perfect Lord, to Whom is all praise, glorification, beauty and majesty.

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Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem

إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون

Verily to Allaah we belong and Him we shall return

As many of you are aware, our dear beloved elder and teacher, Abu Talha Dawood Burbank and his wife Umm Talha have returned back to Allaah on Wednesday the 3rd of November; whilst on their way to perform Hajj. Qadr Allaah wa maa shaa fa’al, Indeed Allaah knows best for His believing servants and truly His promise will be fulfilled.

Thereof (the earth) We created you, and into it We shall return you, and from it We shall bring you out once again.

Surah Ta-Ha ||20:55

Nevertheless, All praise is due to Allaah, Abu Talha (Rahimahullaah) has left, by the Fadhl of Allaah, many precious pearls for our English speaking community to benefit from- Thus I kindly request that you benefit from what is available to you before a day when one is in severe need of knowledge coupled with righteous actions, as stated by the sahabee al jaleel, Ali RadhiAllaahu anhu:

‘For today there are (opportunities to do) deeds and there is no reckoning, but tomorrow there will be reckoning and no deeds’

Sahih al Bukhari: The Book of Raqâ`iq

Therefore I advise myself first, then you ( O’ reader) to benefit from the scholars of ahlus-sunnah and the du’aat, even if it may be that due to your striving for the sake of Allaah, much is sacrificed by way of wealth and time. Your sustenance has already been decreed for you and it is only shaytaan who threatens you with poverty, Allaah promises you that what you have put forward for the sake of Allaah will not be lost.

‘As for those who strive hard in Us (our cause), We will surely guide them to Our paths’

Al-‘Ankabut||29:69

‘Whatever is with you, will be exhausted and what is with Allaah will remain’

an-Nahl||16:96

‘So their Lord accepted of them, “Never will I allow to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or female.’

Surah Aali-Imraan|| 03:195


So benefit and strive to seek this ‘ilm before the sad news reaches you about the death of another ‘Alim or another Da’ee – the people of knowledge and truth are a few, so knowledge will certainly not come to you! It takes much effort, sacrificing and of course asking Allaah for success. Do not spend your time in regret for not taking benefit from those who have passed you, get up and hurry to catch the wagon before it’s too late. For once you have left this world it will be no more and too late, so May Allaah grant you tawfeeq. It is for this reason that I encourage myself first to benefit from the masses of precious gems and treasury of knowledge – our Teacher, elder and Brother Abu Talha Dawood Burbank left, so May Allaah have mercy upon him, his wife and all the deceased Muslims, Aameen.

Al Imaam Muqbil ibn Haadee al Wadi’ee Rahimahullaah:

‘ O’ my children, I swear by Allaah if knowledge could be poured into a glass, I would pour it for you, but it is not obtained except by hard work, exhaustion, and scraping of the knees.’

 

Your sister in Islaam

Bint Abee Abdul-Qaadir

Usool ath-Thalatha by our Brother and elder Abu Talha Dawood Burbank Rahimahullaah

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It is not permissible for anyone to pray in this manner, because it goes against the ruling of Allaah, and against His decree. For Allaah has decreed in His wisdom that the Shaytaan is cursed until the Day of Judgement.
 

 

~Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Rasaa’il  Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (Rahimahullaah), 1/290

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Love, Fear and Hope.

Some of the salaf have said:

“Whoever worships Allaah with love alone is a zindeeq; whoever worships Him with hope alone is a Murji’; whoever worships Him with fear alone is a Hurooree and whoever worships Him with love, fear and hope is a Muwahhid”

 

  • Takhweef min an-Naar by al Hafidh ibn Rajab al Hanbali Rahimahullaah (p.g. 15)

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Q: Is it permissible to say that the Companions differed on matters of `Aqidah (creed) such as the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) seeing his Lord on the night of the Mi`raj (Ascension to Heaven) and the dead person hearing the living persons? Do such matters constitute part of the `Aqidah?

A: There was no difference or disagreement among the Companions or those following them from among Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jama`ah (those adhering to the Sunnah and the Muslim main body) with regard to the Islamic `Aqidah. This is because they all believed in what is mentioned in the Qur’an and the Prophetic Sunnah. Moreover, they never introduced new practices into the religion. This was the reason for their unity and agreement on the same beliefs and the same method, acting upon Allah’s Saying,

“And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of All’ah (i.e. this Qur’an), and be not divided among yourselves.”(Surah al-Imran 3:103)

One of these beliefs is the belief that the believers will see their Lord on the Day of Resurrection, as all agree on this belief as is proven by the reported proof from the Qur’an and the Prophetic Sunnah. They never differed on such belief.

As for the difference and disagreement on the question whether the Prophet (peace be upon him) saw his Lord on the night of the Mi`raj with his physical eyes or not, there is a disagreement on a particular event in this life, not a disagreement on seeing Allah (may He be Exalted) on the Day of Resurrection. The majority of scholars are of the opinion that the Prophet (peace be upon him) saw his Lord with his insight, not with his eyes. This is because when the Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked about this point, he said, “Light, how could I see Him.” Thus, the Prophet (peace be upon him) negated seeing his Lord in this situation out of the light which prevented him from seeing his Lord. Also, scholars unanimously agree that no one can see his Lord in the life of this world, as mentioned in the Prophetic Hadith, where the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “No one of you shall see his Lord until he dies.” (Related by Muslim). It is worth mentioning that our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is excluded from this rule, as he saw his Lord, but not in this way.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
`Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah Al Al-Shaykh
`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan
Salih Al-Fawzan
Bakr Abu Zayd

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