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Which is better for a Muslim woman, seeking knowledge or taking care of the house?

Question: Which is better for a Muslim woman, taking care of her house and husband, or devoting her time to seeking knowledge, and bringing a servant to take care of the house?

Answer: Yes, it is obligatory for a Muslim woman to strive to understand her religion as much as possible, but serving her husband, obeying her husband and raising her children are also important obligations. She should make time to learn every day, even if it is only a little. Or she should put aside some time for reading and then the rest of her time will be for her daily work. In this way she will not be neglecting learning and she will not be neglecting her work and children and leaving them to a servant to look after. Seeking balance in this matter, by setting aside time for learning, even if it is a little, and time for her housework, will be sufficient for her.

~Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan|| al-Fataawa al-Jaami’ah li’l-Mar’ah al-Muslimah, part 3, p. 1085

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Shaykh Salih Al-Fawzan on Wearing Clothes that have the Names of Kuffar on them

In one of his lessons on Tathir Al-I’tiqad, Shaykh Salih b. Fawzan Al-Fawzan – Allah protect him, was asked the following question:

[What about] a person who wears what the unbelievers wear, and on the back [of the clothing] is written the name of a Kafir player (sportsman) when the wearer does not intend to copy this player or the unbelievers?

The Shaykh replied:

This is to be considered respect and esteem for the Kafir. As long as he is wearing clothes upon which is written the name of the Kafir, or a picture of him, this is respect and esteem for the Kafir. It is not allowed to do this; the least that can be said about it is that it is haram (forbidden in Islam). If [the wearer really does] respect and esteem [the Kafir], he is in danger of apostasy (leaving the fold of Islam). Yes.

Translated by: Abu Abdillah Owais Al-Hashimi
From: (Arabic)  http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=120239
Audio clip (Arabic, download) of the original question/answer: http://shup.com/Shup/500033/adran-9.mp3

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Sheikh Saalih Ibn Fawzan in Todays Arabic newspaper (31/08/06) says:

I don’t consider myself from the scholars, I am still a student of knowledge, a beginner, and I call upon my Lord and say “O My Lord increase me in knowledge” and in the (well known) narrations or wise sayings it is said “Whoever says that he is a scholar then he is ignorant, so I seek refuge that I say I am a scholar.”

Taken from sahab.net

source: http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?forum=6&topic=5574

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Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Question posed to al Allaamah ash-Shaykh Saleh al Fawzaan Hafidhahullaah

Question: What is the (proper) way to rectify and cleanse the heart from rancor and envy? And what are the most effective ways to reform the heart in this life?

Answer: Rectification of the heart takes place in different ways. Firstly, sincerity in ones intention for Allaah ‘azza wa jall when doing righteous actions and visualizing the magnitude of Allaah jall wa ‘alla and bearing in mind one’s (absolute) need of Allaah ‘azza wa jall.

Also remembering Allaah much. Allaah, the Most High says: “Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allaah – Islamic Monotheism), and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allaah, Verily, in the remembrance of Allaah do hearts find rest.” (13:28) So from that which rectifies the heart is remembering Allaah much. The Messenger, sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallaam, has said: The example of the who remembers Allaah and the one who does not remember Allaah is like that of the living and the dead.

Likewise from the means for the revitalization of the heart is consuming from the halaal (lawful) and leaving off consuming from the haraam (unlawful) because it (i.e. consuming from the haraam) hardens the heart, corrupts and sickens it. Evil nourishment(s) affect the heart and body. And likewise from the reasons Allaah says: “O (you) Messengers! Eat of the Tayyibaat [all kinds of halaal (lawful) foods (meat of slaughtered edible animals, milk products, fats, vegetables, fruits, etc.], and do righteous deeds.” (23:51) and Allaah ordered the believers with that which He ordered the Messengers, He says: “O you who believe (in the Oneness of Allaah – Islamic Monotheism)! Eat of the lawful things that We have provided you with…” (2:172)

Consuming from the tayyibaat means the lawful things because Allaah has made permissible for us the tayyibaat and prohibited upon us the khabaaith (evil things). So therefore, nutrition with the tayyibaat, i.e. which are the lawful things, nourishes the heart with a pleasant nourishment just as nutrition with noxious things nourishes the heart with an abhorrent nourishment. And from those matters that sicken the heart are listening to music and flutes and the like which has become very prevalent in this time (of ours).

From those affairs that sicken the heart or cause it to die is busying one’s self with obscenities and the internet and whatever these evil devices promote from wickedness and evil ideologies like forbidden lusts and despicable sights. This is from those affairs that plague the heart. Likewise accompanying wicked and individuals and sitting with them corrupts the heart whereas accompanying the the upright people and the scholars and the people of goodness; is from those matter that reform the heart.

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Characteristics of the Hypocrites prayer
by Ash-Shaykh Saalih al-Fouzaan Hafidhahullaah

The Shaykh may Allah preserve him says: ” There are six characteristics that Allah the Glorified and Most High and the Messenger sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam mention about the Hypocrites prayer:
  1. Firstly:  He/She doesn’t stand for the prayer except that they are lackadaisical.
  2. Secondly: They do not remember Allah in it except a little.
  3. Thirdly: They seek to be seen of the people and they are not afraid of Allah the Most High.
  4. Fourthly: They do not offer it at its proper time.
  5. Fifthly:  They do not establish it with the congregation.
  6. Sixthly: They do not have tranquility in it rather they peck like a bird (pray quickly without any serenity).

These are six characteristics about the Hypocrites prayer and Allah’s refuge is sought. I ask Allah to protect us and you from them all.

  • Taken from the book: Fadaailus Salah wa Hukm wa ‘Uqoobah Taarikihaa (Virtues of the prayer and the ruling and punishment for the one who leaves it off {Pg.18}) by the Great Scholar Ash-Shaykh Saalih al-Fouzaan hafidhahullah.

Translated by: Abu Fouzaan Qaasim

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