Benefit: Crucified for the Sunnah: The Daʿwah Needs Real Men

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

The Salaf were men; they were lions of the sunnah. What we face now is nothing compared to what the salaf faced in sticking to their ʿaqīdah and their dīn. This daʿwah is for real men. We don’t compromise our dīn; we stay firm regardless of any fitan. Don’t throw away your akhirah; don’t throw it away so easily. Listen to the inspiring story of the great Imām and shahid, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn Sahl al-Ramli, known as Ibn al-Nabulsi by Abū Idrīs.


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Allāh Decreed the Division of the Ummah

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Shaykh ‘Abd al-ʿAzīz ibn Bāz (رحمه الله) said:

Without a doubt, this division causes pain to every Muslim. It is mandatory upon the Muslims to gather upon the truth and to work together upon goodness and piety; however, Allāh decreed the division of the Ummah due to His great wisdom and praiseworthy objectives, for which He should be praised. No one knows its details except Him. Differentiating His awliyā’ [i.e friends] from His enemies and differentiating those who exert themselves to seek the truth from those who turn away from it, following their desires, are from those objectives.

Source: al-Ajwibah al-Athariyyah, pg. 184-185. 
Translated by: Musa Shaleem Mohammed
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Benefit: "Follow the Religion of Ibrāhīm Ḥanīfā" (What Is Ḥanīfiyyah?)

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

In Sūrah al-Naḥl, Allāh says, the meaning of which is: "Then, We have sent the revelation to you: 'Follow the religion of Ibrāhīm Ḥanīfā and he was not of the Mushrikīn'" [Sūrah al-Naḥl, 16:123]. Allāh mentions Ḥanīf in His Book many times. In addition to that, in the aforementioned verse, Allāh commands us to follow the religion of Ibrāhīm Ḥanīfā. What does Ḥanīf mean, both linguistically and in Allāh's legislation? What does Ḥanīf have to do with Prophet Ibrāhīm ʿalayhi salām? How can we obey Allāh in this command? Listen to our brother, Abū ʿAbdillāh Ḥasan al-Ṣumālī, as he provides answers to these questions from the explanation of the book, The Three Fundamental Principles, as explained by Shaykh ʿʿUbayd al-Jābirī and Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān. 

For more on The Three Fundamental Principles, see The Three Fundamental Principles [Class Audio].


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Benefit: "I Mix with the People of Bidʿah to Bring Them Close"

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Nowadays, it is common to see some of the youth, impressed by themselves and what they perceive to have gathered of knowledge, to overrate themselves and believe that they can "bring the people of innovation close" by working with them or cooperating with them. They are heedless, not realising that they will be flattered with kindness, wealth and other forms of emotional blackmail. One of the major scholars of our time, may Allāh preserve him, comments on such a (innovated) notion in the name of 'cooperation and rectification': Shaykh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī was asked, "When one of the brothers is advised not to walk with the people of innovation or sit with them, he responds, 'I am one who establishes principles for them?" The Shaykh answered, "If you were one who established principles, you would not have kept company with them, if you were one who established principles and knew the methodology of the Salaf and knew the dangers you were exposing yourself to, and knew those who have fallen victim from the likes of you, those who are deluded like you, by Allāh, if you were as you said, you would not have walked with the people of innovation. And many walk with the people of innovation with the argument that they are benefitting them! 'O my brother - they have not benefitted from the Scholars, so how will they be benefitted from you?!! They reject the statements of Ibn Bāz (d.1420H) and the statements of al-Albānī (d.1420H), al- ʿUthaymīn (d.1421H) and others from the Imāms of Islām and will take from you?!! This is delusion, and ninety-nine out of a hundred times, you will end up from their followers."1
 
1) From the wonderful article: An Advice on Keeping Company with the People of Ḥizbiyyah and Waging War against the Salafīs, Abū al-Ḥasan Malik al-Akhdar www.sunnahpublishing.net
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Benefit: 99 Names of Allāh on Your Hands?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Today, people try to add things to the religion that they find suitable for it. There is no doubt that this is one of the gateways to innovation. These people speak about things in the religion that no scholar upon the Sunnah preceded them in and this opposes the way of our Salaf. Imām Aḥmad Ibn Ḥanbal said, "You should beware of speaking about an issue in which you are not preceded by a scholar." A common saying among the people today is that the lines on the hand indicate 99 Names of Allāh subḥānahu wa taʿala.Our brother Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson discusses this issue...From the lectures entitled, ʿAqīdah Course- Summer Course.


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Benefit: A 5th Century Scholar on Being Cautious and Abandoning Innovation

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Abū Naṣr ʿʿUbaydillāh ibn Saʿeed ibn Ḥātim al-Wāyilī al-Bakrī al-Sijzī (d. AH 444) said:

"Know, may Allāh, the Glorified have mercy upon us and you, that this section is from the most important sections of this book without question because of the calamities and confusion that has appeared [as a result of the failure to implement this] and because of what has been introduced to the people due to their negligence of this matter. This is because the affairs of the people of this time have changed and those who can be truly depended upon are scarce. How many people sell their religion for a lowly price or to endear themselves to those who are perceived to be large in number! Lies are commonly attributed to the various schools of thought (madhāhib). So it becomes obligatory upon every Muslim who wishes to escape from this to not rely upon everyone and to not depend upon every book. He should not surrender his reins to everyone who outwardly claims to be in agreement with him… Whoever desires safety and security from the likes of these people and to be free of any innovations must make the Book (the Qurʾān) and the narrations his scale which he uses to measure everything that he sees and hears. If he is knowledgeable concerning these things, he will constantly refer back to them and do so while following the example of the salaf. He should not accept any statement from anyone except that he asks them to provide validation for their claim in the form of a clear verse (of the Qurʾān), an established Sunnah or a statement of a companion from a chain of narrators that is authentic. In addition, he should beware of the works of those whose conditions have changed for indeed in those works there are scorpions and perhaps for their venom there is no antidote."
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