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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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When is There Benefit in Exposing Your Brother’s Faults ?

وَمَنْ سَتَرَ مُسْلِمًا سَتَرَهُ اللَّهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,” Whoever conceals a Muslim , Allah will conceal him on the Day of Judgment…

Collected by Muslim 2699

Benefits and lessons derived from this topic:

· Ibn Al-Mullaq-qin (may Allah have mercy on him) said,” The type of concealment   intended here refers to a person’s state of affairs. This hadeeth recommends that a person who isn’t known to be to be a corrupt individual, slip ups and mistakes should be concealed. And sometimes this person does acts that are haraam, unlike the person who is known to be sinner (publicly). It’s not recommend for this kind of person to have his faults covered. In fact his affair should be raised to those in charge in the Muslim lands.” [ Al-Mu’ayin ]

· Al-Alaamah Faisal ibn Abdul Aziz Al-Mubarak (may Allah have mercy on him) said, “Whoever conceals a Muslim, Allah will conceal him on the Day of Judgment” These words establish a recommendation to cover up the Muslims’ faults, mistakes, and errors. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him ) said:

مَنْ سَتَرَ عَوْرَةَ أَخِيهِ الْمُسْلِمِ سَتَرَ اللَّهُ عَوْرَتَهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَمَنْ كَشَفَ عَوْرَةَ أَخِيهِ الْمُسْلِمِ كَشَفَ اللَّهُ عَوْرَتَهُ حَتَّى

يَفْضَحَهُ بِهَا فِى بَيْتِهِ

Whoever conceals his Muslim brother’s faults and weaknesses, Allah will conceal his faults and weaknesses on the Day of Judgment. Whoever exposes his Muslim brother’s faults, Allah will expose his faults to the point that he will be disgraced in his own home.

[ ibn Majah 2643 Al-Albani (may Allah have mercy on him)graded this hadeeth as being Saheeh li Ghayree he] [ Muhasinud deen ala matn Ar-ba’een]

· Ash-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih Al-Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said,” These words in the hadeeth impel a Muslim to cover another Muslim’s faults. However there are texts which restrict this to be done only when covering a person’s faults is good. Covering up or concealing a person’s mistakes, faults , and errors are divided into three categories:

1. Covering these faults is good

2. Covering these faults is bad

3. It’s unknown if covering these faults is either good or bad

Now, if the covering of a person’s fault is something good, then this is requested in Islam and praised. Let’s take for example: You see a man who is known to be pious, have good character and religious. In other words he has a good reputation. You happen to see him err and you know his condition. He committed this mistake by fate and divine decree, and now he’s repentant. It’s praiseworthy to conceal the errors of a person like this, and doing so is good.

The other situation is when covering these faults are bad and evil. For example: You find a person sinning or holding hostility towards other people. If you conceal his faults, it will only boost his evil and tyranny. Therefore, concealing this person is something blameworthy and it’s a must to expose his affair to the people who can nurture him. So if it’s a married woman the affair is reported to her husband. And if it’s a child the issue is raised to his father. If the person is a teacher the matter is taken to the principal, and so on.

The last issue is when it’s unknown if covering these faults is either good or bad. Hence in this situation, the better thing to do is to conceal them. It’s mentioned in an narration: “ Making a mistake in forgiving would be better than making a mistake in punishment.”

[ At-Tirmithi 1424. At-Tirmithi graded this hadeeth as being weak].

So in conclusion, if a person is confused as to whether concealing the Muslim or exposing him is the right thing to do, then covering his faults here is more befitting. Nonetheless, the person should follow up on this individual’s affair and not neglect it. Reason being, later on it might become clear that he isn’t worthy of having his faults, errors and mistakes covered.” [Explanation for An-Nawawee’s Forty Hadeeth]

TN: Ahul bid’ah are boycotted identical to the sinners who broadcast their sins. This boycott is only done when the proper conditions and requirements are met.

Translated and compiled by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Battle

Doha, Qatar © 1/7/1432

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The Humor of  shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen

Questioner: Shaykh, may Allaah reward you with Paradise. I see in my dreams as if I am sitting in your class. I have certain questions, so I ask you and you give me the answers. What is the ruling with regards to those answers?

Shaykh Uthaymeen: I don’t remember this. I don’t remember this. I don’t notice in my sleep that you are asking me anything! No don’t depend on this. If you listen to a tape, that’s fine. But we don’t give lessons to those who are sleeping!

Questioner: With reference to the Hadeeth, there is no competition except in, shooting arrows, foot-racing or horse-racing, what is your opinion if someone engages in Rooster-racing or Pigeon-racing?

Shaykh Uthaymeen: Look, the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: there is no competition except in shooting arrows, foot-racing, or horse racing – because these things are to be used in war! Because of this benefit, it is allowed. If your rooster is used in war so that you ride on it, then it is allowed! Otherwise not.

Questioner: Is it allowed for me to buy a rooster so that when it crows, I ask Allaah of His bounty?(1)

Shaykh Uthaymeen: I don’t know about this. Is it ordained for a person that when he hears the crowing of a rooster, that he asks Allaah of His bounty? So the question is: “Is it allowed for me to buy a rooster so that when it crows, I ask Allaah of His bounty?” But I am afraid that your rooster will be silent! No, this is not narrated from the Salaf. And all praise is due to Allaah. You ask Allaah for His bounty whether you hear the rooster or not. Ask of His bounty always.

Questioner: What is the ruling on killing an insect in the Haram?

Shaykh: Which?

Questioner: Killing an insect in the Haram.

Shaykh: Like what?

Questioner: Like anything harmful!

Shaykh: Like what?

Questioner: Like a bird!

Shaykh: Birds! Pigeons? The questioner asked about the ruling on killing insects in the Haram (Mecca). And he wanted an example, but he was unable to answer. And he said Birds! Hmm..

Questioner: Anything!

Shaykh: Anything? Even killing humans?

Questioner: Humans?

Shaykh: You said anything!

Questioner: Killing insects!

Shaykh: Like what!

Questioner: Those in the Haram…like ants!

Shaykh: Ants? I have never seen an ant in the Haram!

Questioner: I want the ruling!

Shaykh: Now look – you just taught us that pigeons are insects!!

Questioner: I have an example!

Shaykh: Which is? A mosquito?

Questioner: Yes a mosquito..

Shaykh: Good.

1) The questioner asked a slightly different question but the shaykh answered the question in the video.

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On the Authority of Ibn Umar RadhiAllaahu anhumma who said:The Messenger of Allaah took me by the shoulders and said:

“Be in this world as if you are a stranger or a wayfarer”

“Meaning: A stranger is one who resides in a land whilst not being from its people. A wayfarer is one who passes by a land while travelling by foot. And the like of those ‘I mean the stranger or the wayfarer’ does not take that land as being a lasting residence, because he is a traveller”-ibn Uthaymeen

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Explanation of hadith- The existence of the believer

By al ‘Allaamah as shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen Rahimahullaah

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The Prophet (may Allaah’s perfect praise and
peace be upon him) said: “There are two blessings which many people
lose: health and free time. (Bukhaaree)

Taken from the cassette ‘A gathering at Al-Ittihaad
sports club’
[1] of Sheikh Muhammad Bin
Saaleh Al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) .

After rebuking those who delay their prayer because of the football matches
that they play at sports clubs, Sheikh Al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have
mercy on him) says:

‘And I divert away from this (subject of those who delay their prayers) to
what some of the people who are spectators also do. If they (the
spectators at football matches)
[2] know that there are matches out there that will take place,
for example, after ‘Asar, we hear that some of the spectators
come before Dhuhr and sit and do not pray. And I believe
that in this situation, it is imperative for the administration of the
sports club to close the door, and that the door not be opened except at
the beginning of the match after the prayer, so that there is no excuse
foranyone to be present in the sports club and he leaves the prayer and
does not pray.

As for the one who is present in the sports club and he prays with the
congregation in the sports club or in a mosque close to it, there is no
problem for this one, even though I say, according to my own frame of
mind, that indeed, being preoccupied with watching (football) matches,
it is nothing but the wasting of time.

(This is) because you do not gain from it anything which is material and
worldly, nor anything which is religious and from the hereafter. Rather,
you waste the most precious of things which you have with you. And the
most precious of things which a person has, is his lifespan; his
lifespan, which is not equivalent to wealth and children.

And listen to the Saying of Allah, The Mighty and The Majestic:

‘Until when death comes to one of them he says: ‘My Lord, send me back so that
perhaps I may do good in that which I have left behind’’

Will he (the person who dies) say: ‘My Lord send me back so that perhaps I
may seek pleasure in my wealth’

Answer! (The people in the audience say ‘no’)

No…will he say: ‘My Lord send me back so that perhaps I may seek pleasure
with my wives’
? No. Will he say: ‘My Lord send me back so that
perhaps I may seek pleasure in my children and enjoy their company’
Never. (Rather, he will say):

‘… ‘so that perhaps I may do good in that which I have left behind’’

He will not mention anything from the world except the good action.
Remember this state (of death) which you are traversing towards without
any doubt, whether the time (of death) is near or far away. And you do
not know, perhaps you will wake up in the morning and not make it to the
evening. And perhaps you will make it to the evening and not wake up in
the morning. And how many a person has death befallen and in his hand
is his pen with which he is writing his dealings? And how many a person
has death befallen and he is upon his bed?

It is established from the Prophet (alaihi as-Salaatu was-Salaam) that he
took hold of the shoulders of ‘Abdullah Bin ‘Umar and said:

O’ ‘Abdullah, be in the world as if you are a stranger or a traveller’

not as if you are a resident (or) established…. (rather) as if you are a
stranger or a traveller. And Ibn ‘Umar would say:

‘If you wake up in the morning, then do not wait for the evening, and if
you make it to the evening, then do not wait for the morning.’

Life…this is its state. A person is in danger with respect to it and he doesn’t
know when death will come to him. How does he put forward from it (his
life) from amusement, play and opulence, when he will hope when death
will come to him that he can return to it (his life) so that he can
change his state for another state?

‘… ‘so that perhaps I may do good in that which I have left behind’. No,
it is but a word that he speaks and behind them is a barrier (barzakh)
until the Day when they will be resurrected.’

There is no return. Everything is finished. There is nothing except the
reckoning. Therefore,  it is obligatory upon the one with intellect, let
alone the believer, that he doesn’t waste his time in that which
doesn’t benefit him, neither in his religion, nor his in his worldly
life. Rather, he should preserve his time more than he preserves wealth.
I think that our wealth nowadays is looked after in what? In (safety
deposit) boxes behind secure locks. And if it (the wealth) is a lot,
guards are placed around it. However, our life spans have no guard over
them. They are wasted. The day passes along (and) you think what did you
do in your day, and then suddenly you will find nothing (that you did).
The night passes along…what did you do in your night? And then suddenly
you will find that you did nothing. (And this is) whilst a businessman
takes himself to account at the end of the day, at the time of sleep,
and if one penny was missing, he doesn’t know where it went, he starts
to repeat the accounting time and time again until this error or
deficiency which he saw becomes clear to him.’

Taken from www.al-athariyyah. com
by: Abu Yusuf, Sagheer Ibn
‘Abdir-Rasheed Al-Kashmeeree

[1] Translator’s
note: The cassette is produced by Al-Asaalatul- Athareeyah
recordings in Jeddah,
Saudi Arabia, 2/79.

[2] Translator’s note: The Sheikh
here is obviously making reference to those Muslim spectators in Saudi Arabia.

[3] Translator’s note: Surah
Al-Mu’minoon 23: 99-100

[4] Translator’s note: Surah
Al-Mu’minoon 23: 99-100

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Kitaabul Ilm by shaykh Salih Ibn Uthaymeen Rahimahullaah:

“I was informed by my diligent sheikh, Abdur Rahman As Sa’dee, it was
mentioned about Al Kasaee, the Imam of nahoo (Arabic grammar) from Kufa
(located in the area of Iraq), that he sought knowledge of nahoo, but he
was not able to become grounded in it.  One day, he noticed an ant
climbing the wall with a piece of food.  Every time it tried to climb,
it would fall.  But the ant was diligent until it overcame this
difficulty and climbed the wall.  Al Kasaee then said: This ant
persevered until it reached its goal.  He (Al Kasaee) therefore was
persistent until he became a scholar in nahoo.”

  • Kitaabul Ilm, Imaam Ibn Uthaymeen Rahimahullaah (pg. 61 Av)

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