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~ Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem~

This lecture of Shaykh Falaah Ismaeel  was recorded on Tuesday, February 08, 2011. In this lecture the Shaykh covered everything in regards with following the Salaf. He mentioned that we should follow the Salaf in their Aqeedah (creed), Ibadaat (acts of worship), Ikhlaaq (good manners), Mua’mulaat, and in everything. He mentioned many stories and one of the stories was about a brother.

The Shaykh said that I met ………… about 30 years ago when ………….. was studying in Madinah (Saudi Arabia). We used to live together and sit with Ulemah. He was a very good student, he was excellent in the first year, excellent in the second, and in the third year but when the forth year started, he came to me and told me that I would like to go back to my home country (United Kingdom). Everybody asked him that why you want to leave, you are almost there, finish your education, get your degree, and then leave. ………..(he – the brother) began to cry and said that he got a phone call from his family member and they told him that his father is very sick and he is in the hospital and the family is afraid that he may die (upon kufr). We told ……….. (him) that your father may not die, a lot of people go to the hospital but not everyone dies immediately. But ……….(he) said that something in my heart telling me to leave. So he got on the plane and went back and didn’t finish the forth and last year of the Universityl. The Shaykh said that ……….(the brother) didn’t care about the degree. He was truthful with Allah as related to guiding his father to Al-Islam and Allah was truthful with him as well. He went back and after a couple of days, we talked to him and he said alhamdulillah my father has accepted Islam. He said that alhamdulillah my father died upon Islam in the same hospital. The Shaykh said I visited him after many years and ………..(he) said that now my mother is Muslim and my whole family is Muslim. The Shaykh said what we learn from this story that if you really care about your family and they are non Muslims, then focus your time and do what you can, the success is with Allah (سبحانه وتعال).

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Note: I have recieved a message from a dear sister and brother Dawood himself ( may Allaah preserve them) that alhamdulillaah alaa kulli haal the story has mistakenly been attributed to the brother, alhamdulillaah since the story that the shaykh (Hafidhahullaah) related is of great benefit regardless of who it is, it is still worth pondering over. May Allaah preserve the shaykh for the benefits and the great amount of knowledge he has spread. We ask Allaah that He preserves all our scholars and raises their ranks ameen.

I have only omitted out the brothers name and placed ‘……..’ in the place of his name at his request/suggestion.

BarakAllaahu feekum

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What is the Ruling on Listening to Unknown Speakers and Taking Knowledge from them?

Question: What is the Ruling on Listening to Unknown Speakers and Taking Knowledge from them?

Answer: Bismillah al-hamdulillaah wa salaatu wa salaam `alaa rasoolillaah wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man tabi’a hudaahu wa bad.

The trials of today are very many. Innovations and mixing up innovators with the people of the sunnah and their outward call to the sunnah and salafiyyah is wide spread, for this reason one should be cautious. `Abdullaah ibn `Abbaas used to say, if a man said `I heard the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) or the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said, we (used to) rush to him and went out to seek him, listening to him, but when the fitnah occurred they began asking about the men (who were narrating the knowledge) like how Ibn Seereen mentioned `we said: name to us your men’ meaning they were know by whom they narrated from. So from there they would know if they would listen and accept or refuse and not listen. If that was the case in that time, then our time has more priority. It is a must that one determines and limits those whom he listens to, and from whom he reads from, and who he takes from, and (the works he) issues, and also who he sits with, this is very important. As for being a haatib layl (one who gathers wood at nigh i.e. blindly, heedlessly), listing to everyone and those who are unknown. No, it is feared that a trail will befall this one. Surely from the signs of success from Allaah and wanting good for his slave, it is uprightness and guidance that he helps him to sit, mix with and take from the people of the Sunnah. It is obligatory to have seriousness and diligence towards seeking out that which brings about success and guidance from Allaah, and Allaah is the one who grants success.

Shaykh Falaah Ismaa’eel al-Mandakar Translated by Muhammad Elmi

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