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Raising The Hands While Supplicating Between The Adhan And Iqaamah: Sheikh Ubayd Al Jaabiri

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Q: Some people raise their hands while supplicating between the adhan and iqaamah, is this practice reported (in the text)?

A: That is incorporated under the generality of supplication. It is from its etiquette and from its recommended affairs. Raising the hands while facing the qiblah (in supplication) has no preventative inshaa’llah.

Translated by Najeeb Al Anjelesi

Source: http://ar.alnahj.net/fatwa/134  

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Women’s Garments Restricted To Black: Sheikh Ubayd Al Jaabiri

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Q: Are the Islamic Legislative Garments for women restricted to being black (in color)?

A: It is obligatory on the woman to avoid wearing garments specific to men. Ibn Abbas; “Allah’s Messenger -sallahu alayhi wa sallam- cursed men who wore the garments of women, and women who wore the garments of men.”

Therefore, pertaining to her clothing, she should not resemble men. On the contrary, she wears what is customary to the women, from red or another color, that does not resemble mens’ clothing. The important thing is that she does not resemble men, (as for other colors besides black) there is no preventative from that inshaa’llah.

Translated by Najeeb Al Anjelesi

Source: http://ar.alnahj.net/fatwa/138     

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Are The Shiite Our Brothers? Sheikh Salih Al Fawzan and Sheikh Ubayd Al Jaabiri

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Q: Some preachers and students of knowledge say, while conversing, that the Shiite and the Rafidah are our brothers. Is it permissible to say this?

Sheikh Salih Al Fawzan: I free myself from them in front of Allah, and I free myself from this statement in front of Allah. They are not our brothers, I swear by Allah they are not our brothers. On the contrary they are the brothers of the devil, due to them reviling Ayesha, the mother of the believers; the wife of the Prophet -sallahu alayhi wa sallam- whom Allah chose for His prophet; The truthful woman daughter of the truthful man (Abu Bakr).

They declare Abu Bakr and Umar to be disbelievers and they curse them. They declare the majority of the companions to be disbelievers, except the family of Allah’s Messenger like Ali ibn Abi Taalib, even though (in reality) they are Ali’s enemies. Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, is free from them, as he is our imam and is not theirs. He is the imam of Ahlus Sunnah and not the imam of the filthy Rafidah.

Therefore we free ourselves, with Allah, from them. They are not our brothers, and whoever says this must repent to Allah and seek His forgiveness. As Allah has made it binding upon us to be free of the people of deviation, and to align ourselves with the people of faith.

 

Q: What is the ruling pertaining to the phrase: The Shiite are our brothers?

Sheikh Ubayd Al Jaabiri: The Rafidah are not our brothers. The Rafidah are the brothers of Iblees. For this reason the imams declared them to be disbelievers and did not count them among the saved sect. In fact, they did not count them among the varying Islamic sects, as the Islamic sects are 73, 72 of which are astray. The Rafidah and the Jahmiyyah are outside (the realms of being among) these Islamic sects.

Thus the phrase “the Shiite are our brothers” this -may Allah bless you- is a political statement and not an Islamic legislative statement. The Rafidah, as I have previously stated, are not the brothers of Ahlus Sunnah, ever.

Translated by Abu Abdil Waahid Najeeb Al Anjelesi

Source: http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=161207

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Don’t Consume Poison Found In Some Foods

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Allah says:

و لا تقتلوا أنفسكم إنَّ اللهَ كان بكم رحيمًا

…And do not kill yourselves, surely Allah is Ever Merciful with you.” [An-Nisaa: 29]

Imam Ash-Shawkaani states, while commenting on this verse: “O Muslims some among you should not kill others among you, unless it is for a reason firmly established in the legislation. Or (its intent is) do not kill yourselves by way of perpetrating sins, or the intent of the prohibition relates to an individual literally killing himself. In reality, there is no restriction on anyone applying this verse in coincidence to all of these meanings.

From what alludes to this is Amr ibn-ul-Aas adopting it as proof for not taking a bath with cold water while in a state of major ritual impurity during the battle of Dhaatus-Salaasil, as the Prophet -sallahu alayhi wa sallam- acknowledged his proof. This (hadith) is found within the musnad of Ahamd, and the sunan of Abu Dawud.” [فتح القدير]

The hadith referenced is as follows:

Amr ibn-ul-Aas said: “I had a wet dream on a cold night during the war expedition of Dhaatus Salaasil, and I feared that if I bathed I would be destroyed (die as a result), thus I made tayammum instead, and prayed fajr. So they (those present) mentioned this to the Prophet -sallahu alayhi wa sallam- as a result he said, “O Amr did you pray with your comrades while in a state of ritual impurity?” So I informed him of that which prevented me from bathing and subsequently said, indeed I heard that Allah said –And do not kill yourselves, surely Allah is Ever Merciful with you-. The Prophet -sallahu alayhi wa sallam- laughed and did not say anything (that indicates disapproval).”

In light of this, I advise my brothers and sisters in Islam to be cautious from certain ingredients found in a lot of consumer products that are, in reality, poison and possibly toxic. They are as follows:

1: Trisodium Phosphate

It is an inorganic salt like compound, a chemical, most notably used as paint thinner which is harmful and considered hazardous to the environment. Unfortunately the FDA declared this chemical safe for consumption in very small doses, thus it is found in some cereals (like Cheerios), toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.

2: BHT and BHA

Both are chemically made preservatives that the FDA as once again declared (foolishly) to be safe in small doses. Both are toxic, both are difficult for the liver to metabolizes. The World Health Organization labeled them both as potential carcinogens.

3: Hydrogenated Oils/ Partially Hydrogenated Oils

Another chemical that is one molecule away from being plastic, that contributes to high blood pressure and cholesterol.

4: Annatto

Marketed as a natural food dye alternative to artificial dyes, however research suggests it causes as many adverse intolerance reactions as artificial color additives.

5: Propylene Glycol

A chemical placed in antifreeze, yet found in a lot of sweets here in the US. Banned in Europe as a food additive.

6: Olestra or Olean 

A fat substitute that adds no calories, nor cholesterol. Proven to cause severe side effects like abdominal cramping and loose stool.

7: Azonicarbonamide

A chemical found in varying types of bread like products from bread, hot dog and burger buns, pizza dough, bagels, etc. It is used to bleach flour and is banned in some countries.

8: Potassium Bromate

Linked to thyroid and renal cancer, deemed to be possibly carcinogenic.

9: Brominated Vegetable Oil

Its main ingredient bromine, is poisonous and corrosive, and is linked to numerous major health deficiencies from birth defects, growth problems, organ system damage, etc.

O Muslim avoid these additives. Protect yourself from throwing yourselves into destruction and ruin with your own hands.

Compiled by Najeeb Al Anjelesi 

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Definition Of Country (Land) Of Disbelief And Land Of Islam: Sheikh Salih Alish-Sheikh

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

A polytheistic land is a country in which polytheism is manifest and predominant. This definition is what sheikh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim mentioned when questioned about a disbelieving country and what it is. He said a land of disbelief is that which disbelief is apparent and prominent. In light of this, whenever polytheism becomes distinct in a country and its distinction is predominant (it becomes widespread, visible, clearly evident, and prominent) this country is (deemed and) dubbed to be a polytheistic land (or country). This relates to what (normally) transpires therein which is polytheism.

As it relates to the people of the country, this topic is disputed among the people of knowledge. Is consideration in naming a country to be an Islamic country or a country of disbelief (directed to) its people? Ibn Taimiyyah was asked about a country in which rulings of disbelief and Islamic legislation are both visible therein, so he said that this type of country is not deemed (judged) to be neither a land of disbelief nor an Islamic land. On the contrary the Muslim conducts himself therein in accordance with Islam, whereas the disbeliever conducts himself according to disbelief.

Some scholars stated a country in which the call to prayer is evident and heard during the times of prayer is an Islamic country because the Prophet -sallahu alayhi wa salaam- would say to whoever was with him, while out on a war expedition before invading a town in the morning hours,  wait! If the summons to prayer was made he would not attack, and if it was not heard they would attack.  This is debatable because the Arabs whenever they called to prayer this meant they affirmed and bore witness to the testimony of truth because they knew its intent. They fulfilled the rights of tawheed that comprises the call to prayer. So if they bore witness that there is no deity in truth except Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and established the call to prayer, this indicated that they had abandoned and distanced themselves from polytheism.

Allah says:

فإن تابوا و أقاموا الصلاة وءاتَوُا الزكاة فإخوانكم في الدين

“If they repent, perform the prayer, and pay the annual charity, then they are consequently your brothers in faith.”  [At-Taubah: 11]

“If they repent” from polytheism “perform the prayer, and pay the annual charity, then they are consequently your brothers in faith.” This is on account that the Arabs knew the meaning of tawheed, thus if they entered into Islam and bore witness to the two testimonies, this implied that they acted in accordance with it. As for in this day and time there are an abundant of Muslims that say there is no deity in truth except Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, however they do not truly know its intent, nor act in accordance to it. On the contrary you find polytheism being commonly practiced among them.

For this reason we say that this definition -a Muslim land or country is that wherein the adhan is manifest- in this day and time is not correct, and the evidence is its original affair, that being that the Arab would abandon and distance themselves from polytheism and its people. They would (willingly) uphold and implement monotheism, in contradiction to the people of this time period.

Therefore, the first definition concerning the titling of a country is more correct. It does not necessitate, regardless if it’s dubbed a polytheistic or Islamic country, that the ruling is based on the individuals residing therein. In contrast, we say that the ruling is based on what is predominate, and or by the manifestation of polytheism and disbelief, and whoever is therein is interacted with accordingly, especially in this era. This is due to the fact that the appearance of polytheism and disbelief in many countries does not occur by choice of the people of that land. Perhaps it is due to being overwhelmed, either by way of the Sufi paths or by way of the government, just as is well known and witnessed.

Hence we say that dubbing a country is restricted to what I clarified previously, as for its citizens then there conditions may differ.

Translated by Abu Abdil Waahid Najeeb Ibn Yusuf Al Anjelesi.

Source: شرح ثلاثة الأصول 

 

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