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O Muslim youth, have you ever stopped and pondered- Muhammed Iqbal

June 10, 2013 Leave a comment

 

O Muslim youth, have you ever stopped and pondered
Of which sky was it, that you are now a fallen star?
You were nurtured in the loving care of such a people
Who trampled Crowns of Royalty under their feet.

 

 

They established exalted civilizations, Providing law (Shariah) and Leadership
Those deserted folk from Arabia, who cradled their camels.

 

 

Their pride was in their glorious deeds and their simplicity
Why would such a beautiful face feel the need for moles and art?

 

 

They lived their lives for Allah with such modest
With such pride, that the generous dare not give them alms.

 

 

Upon impulse, what can I say to you, Regarding who were those desert folk
Except , Conquerors, Emperors, Protectors and illumination of the world.

 

 

O Muslim youth, have you ever stopped and pondered
Of which sky was it, that you are now a fallen star?
You were nurtured in the loving care of such a people
Who trampled Crowns of Royalty under their feet.

 

 

If I wish, I could take those visions and put them into words
Perhaps that spectacle would be far better than all of your thoughts.

 

 

You cannot claim any relationship with your Forefathers
You merely speak while they acted, You stay rooted while they went out forth

 

 

Why weep over the loss of governance. It was just a World affair
In the sight of the World, there is no other remedy except from the Muslims

 

 

Alas! Those pearls of knowledge, the books by our forefathers
To see them made use of in Europe, ones heart become filled with grief.

 

 

O Muslim youth, have you ever stopped and pondered
Of which sky was it, that you are now a fallen star?
You were nurtured in the loving care of such a people
Who trampled Crowns of Royalty under their feet.

 

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A call to travel- A Poem by Imam As-Shafi’ee

May 25, 2013 Leave a comment

There is no rest in residence for a person of culture
and intellect, so travel and leave where you’re residing!
Travel! You will find a replacement for what you have left.
And strive! The sweetness of life is in striving!

I’ve seen that water stagnates if still
becomes pure if it runs, but not if it doesn’t flow
If the lion doesn’t leave his den he cannot hunt,
and the arrow will not strike without leaving its bow

If the sun stood still in its heavenly course
then people, Arab and non-Arab, it would bore
Gold dust is as the earth where commonly found,
and in its land, oud  is but another wood in store

If one travels, he becomes sought out
If one travels , he is honored like gold.

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Let the Days- A Poem by Imam As-Shafi’ee

May 17, 2013 Leave a comment

 

Let the days go as they please
And be optimistic when destiny decrees
Do not despair due to the events of nights past
For the events of this world were not meant to last

 

And be a man who, in the face of fear is strong
With loyalty and forbearance adorned
And if your mistakes are many amongst the folk 
And you wish to have for those mistakes a cloak

 

Then conceal them with generosity as hence
Every fault is covered as –  is said- by benevolence
And do not show weakness to an enemy
For dispersion of foes is a calamity

 

Generosity cannot be hoped from the miserly
For no water exists in the Fire for the thirsty
And your rizq will not decrease though late it may arrive
And it will not increase though one may slave and strive

 

No sadness lasts forever, nor any felicity
Nor any state of poverty or one of luxury
If you are the owner of a heart that is content
Then you and the owner of the world are equivalent

 

And for him upon whose horizon death descends,
No earth can offer him protection, nor any sky defend
The earth of Allah is certainly vast and infinite
But if decree descends, then all the sky constricts

 

Let the days betray every once in a while
For there is no medicine that will protect from death

[Translation by Ammar Al Shukry]

Qasidah Burdah among Deobandis and Tablighi Jamaat

February 18, 2013 Leave a comment

 

Before reading this article make sure you have already read and Know the reality of Qasidah Burdah and Why we Ahl us Sunnah/Ahl ul Hadeeth are against it completely.

 

To read about the reality of Qasidah Burdah, click Here: |Part 1|, |Part 2| and |Part3|

 

 

Many of those who have clenched on to the “Poem of Scarf” by Busairi with their molar teeth, are those who claim to be the blind followers of Imam Aboo Hanifah (Rahimahullah), ascribing themselves to the Deobandi and Barelvi sects.

 

I won’t be speaking about Barelviyyah because we know their clear cut deviation from the Path of Ahl us Sunnah. But I will be speaking about Deobandiyyah who opposes follower of Barelviyyah and accuse them of doing Shirk while they (Deobandis) themselves are promoting Shirk and Kufr.

 

 

The founder of Jamaat ut Tabligh, Maulana Muhammed  Ilyas, stated in his parting advice to Maulana Yusuf, his successor at the time of his death:

“Ulema should read the Qasidah Burdah and the Shiyaamul Habeeb with respect and honor, otherwise without respect and longing, it will be of no use. From reading the Qasidah Burdah attachment with Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is established.”

[Refer to the forward of Qasidah Burdah published by Kanaqah e Zakariyya, Jamaad ul Oola 1415/ october 1995, Lenasia, South Africa.]

 

 

I say, rather than an Individual establishing an attachment with Rasoolullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), he or she is indeed forging an attachment with shirk and promoting none other than the founder of Jamaat ut Tabligh.

 

The hidden agenda of Jamaat ut Tabligh is evident to Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah, which is to revive sufism, seizing  the Innocent people  from following the Sunnah, steering them towards following them the teachings of the Great Sufi, Maulan Ilyas; its founder and the reviver of Sufism through his  bigoted sect Jamaat ut Tabligh.

 

In reality, Jamaat ut Tabligh is reviving and promoting the Dawahs of Sufis, even on their death beds.

Prohibition of Music from the Sunnah by Shaykh al-Albaanee (Rahimahullah)

February 15, 2013 Leave a comment

 

A sincere advice to those who allow music and its instruments -in the name of Islaam.

1. The first of these is from the best of all the past and present scholars, the Prophet (ȘallaAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam). As narrated by Aboo Umaamah al-Baahilee (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu):

“Do not indulge in selling the qaynaat [female servants specialized for singing to their masters], and do not buy them, and do not teach them to sing, and there is no good in trading in them, and their worth is haraam. And in the likes of this, was revealed this verse : ‘And of mankind is he who purchases lahhwal-hadeeth [idle talks] to mislead (men) from the Path of Allâh without knowledge.’ to the end of the verse.”

[Șaheeha: 2922, Șaheeh Sunan at-Tirmidhee, Imaam Ahmad in al-Musnad: 22181 without the verse]

I (Shaikh al-Albaanee) think that at this point you have seen clearly that this verse is an explicit proof against music. So let those who claim that there is no prohibition of it in the Qur’aan take heed.

 

 

2. Aboo Maalik al-Ash’aree (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) mentions that The Messenger of Allaah (Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“Indeed, there will be in my Ummah such people who will make permissible for themselves fornication, silk, wine and musical instruments….”

[Narrated by Imaam al-Bukhaari in his Saheeh, Aboo Daawood in his Sunan]

Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalaani said:

‘And in this hadeeth is a severe warning for the one who deceives by [and] makes permissible that which is impermissible by changing its name..’

[Fath-ul Baaree.]

Imaam Al-Albaanee said : ‘In his statement : make permissible’ it is a clear proof that the four things mentioned are not halaal (permissible) in the legislation: and amongst them is : musical instruments.’

 

 

3. Aboo Maalik al-Ash’aree (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) said: The Messenger of Allaah
(Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“Indeed a people from among my nation will consume wine; and will call it by other than its name [they will change the name of it], while singers and musical instruments are played over their heads: Allah will cause the earth to swallow them and change them into monkeys and swines.”

[Narrated by Ibn Maajah, and Ibnul Qayyim said it is authentic in two different places in his book Ighaathatul-luhfaan : 1/347 & 361. And it is in Șaheeh at-Targheeb wa tarheeb : 2378.]

 

 

4. Anas ibn Maalik (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) said that The Prophet (Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“Two voices are cursed in this world and the hereafter; Music at the time of happiness and wailing at the time of calamity.”

[Narrated by Al-Bazzaar in his Musnad: 1/377, Kashful astaar-795, and Adh-Dhiyaa al Maqdisee in al- Ahadeeth al-Mukhtaara: 6/188/2200&2201. Al-Bazzaar said : We don’t know it from Anas except from this chain.’ I say: ‘Its chain is good, rather it is authentic with what follows: And it has been followed by the narration of ‘Isa ibn Tamhan from Anas as narrated by Ibn Simaak. So the hadeeth is authentic, and all Perfect praise is for Allaah. And it is emphasized in its strength of Authenticity by the following hadeeth [hadeeth no.5] ]

 

 

 

5. From Jaabir ibn ‘Abdullah from ‘Abdurrahman ibn ‘Awf (radhiyallaahu ‘anhum) who said: ‘The Prophet (Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“Surely I do not prohibit crying ; but verily I have prohibited two asinine and evil voices: a voice at the time of happiness; play, leisure and music, and voices at the time of a calamity; slapping of the faces, and tearing of clothes and wailing.”

[Sunan at-Tirmidhee and he said : It is a good hadeeth. Al-Haakim : 4/40, Al-Bayhaqee: 4/69]

 

Imaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said :

‘This hadeeth is from the best of what is proof on the impermissibility of singing, as in the wording of the one narrated by Jaabir : ‘voice at the time of happiness: play, vain talk and the instruments of shaytaan.’ Thus he prohibited the sounds which are carried out at the times of enjoyment just as he prohibited the sounds made at the time of a calamity, and the sounds made at the time of joy are the sounds of music.’

[Al-Istiqaama : 1/292-293]

 

 

6. ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abbaas (radhiyallaahu ‘anhumaa) said: ‘The Messenger of Allaah (Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“Allaah has prohibited on me – or prohibited- alcohol, and gambling, and the drum, and every intoxicant is haraam.”

This has been narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas Qays ibn Habtaar, and it has been narrated from him [Qays] in two routes:
The first one: From ‘Alee ibn Badheema who said Qays ibn Habtaar narrated to me… [Aboo Daawood : 3696, al-Bayhaqee: 10/221, Musnad Imaam Ahmad : 1/274]
The other one: From ‘Abdulkareem ibn al-Jazariyy from Qays ibn Habtaar with the wording:

“Indeed Allaah has prohibited on you : alcohol, and gambling, and the drum.’ And then he said : ‘and every intoxicant is haraam.”

[Al-Bayhaqee: 10/213-221, Musnad Imaam Ahmad: 1/289. And this chain is authentic. And also shaykh Ahmad Shaakir authenticated it in his notes on the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad in two different places: 4/158 & 218.]

 

 

7. ‘Imraan ibn Husayn (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) narrates that The Messenger of Allaah (Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“In this Ummah there will be [people who will be] sunk into the earth, deformed, and upon whom stones will rain from the skies.” It was said: ‘And when will that be?’ He replied: “When singing girls and instruments of music will appear (become prevalent), and alcohol will be drunk.”

[ Narrated by Tirmidhee in the book of Fitan: 2213 , Ibn Abi ad Dunya in Dhamm al-Malaahi.]

 

8. And it has come in one route as mursal, and in another route as connected – and this is more authentic of the two- from Abul-‘Abbaas al-Hamdaani from ‘Ammaara ibn Raashid, from al-Ghaazee ibn Rab’eea , raised to the Messenger of Allaah (Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) :

“There will be a people who will be deformed -into monkeys and swines- while they are reclining on their couches. Because of their consuming of alcohol and their using of the lute [instruments] and singing girls.”

[In his route, Ibn Asaakir in Taarikh al-Dimashq : 12/582 , Ibn Abi ad Dunya in Dhamm al-Malaahi,]

 

 

9. And it is strengthened more by the corroborating narrations regarding the fitan [trials to appear at the end of times] , and from these is the hadeeth :

“A group among this Nation will spend a night in drinking and eating, and entertainment and play; and by the time morning reaches them they will be turned into swine and monkeys, and they will be ceased by a rain of stones, and splitting of the earth to swallow them.

 

Thus the people will say : ‘Last night the clan of so-and-so was swallowed by the earth,’ and they will also say: ‘In the night the house of so-and-so individually was swallowed into the earth.’ And indeed stones from the skies will descend upon them -on a certain tribe and those around them- just as they descended on the people of Loot ;

 

And a [violent]dry wind which destroyed the people of ‘Aad will be sent to a tribe and those around them : [All of this] because of their drinking of alcohol, and wearing of silk [by men], and entertaining female singers, and consuming of ribaa [usury], and cutting of the ties of kinship.”

[Al-Haakim: 4/515, Al-Bayhaqee in Shu’b al-Eeman: 5/16, Ahmad: 5/329, Al-Asbahaanee in At-Targheeb: 1/498-499, Abu Nu’aym in al-Hilyah: 6/295. It was authenticated by Al-Haakim and Ad-Dhahabee agreed with him, although it has something to look into; check Șaheeha: 1604. ]

 

 

[Imaam Al-Albaanee continues to say] : ‘Yes, and at this point [this narration] becomes authentic without any doubt –due to these corroborating evidences.’

 

Upto where he said:

10. ‘And there is another narration like this from Anas (radhiyallaahu anhu) who said: ‘The Messenger of Allaah (Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

When my nation make permissible six things, then for them is destruction :
‘When cursing each other [increases] becomes apparent between them, and drinking of intoxicants, and wearing of silk [by men], and employment of singers, and when the men resort to be sufficed by men, and the women by women [i.e. when they take on homosexuality.”

[At-Tabaraanee in Mu’jam al-Waseet (1/59/1060 by my enumeration), and al-Bayhaqee in Shu’b: 5/377- 378 through two routes from him of which Bayhaqee used to strengthen [the authenticity] by them.]

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Related Links:

Prohibition of Music from the Qur’an by Shaykh al-Albaanee (Rahimahullah)

Ijmaa and the 4 Madhaahib on the Tahreem (prohibition) of Musical Instrument

A Practically Dead Sunnah- When You Hear Music…

 

Refutation of Qasidah Burdah (The Poem of Scarf of Al-Busairi) by Shaykh Jameel Zeeno |Part 3|

February 11, 2013 Leave a comment

 

Click here for: |Part 1| and |Part 2|

 

In chapter five, Busairi writes,

I take an oath (of truth) by the moon that was split, it bears.

A connection with his heart (which shows) the truth of my oath.

 

Refutation:

The poet Busairi is swearing and taking an oath by the moon, whereas the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: whoever swears by other than Allah has indeed disbelieved or committed the act of Shirk [associating partners with Allah].

This is an authentic hadith reported by Imam Ahmed in his Musnad.

 

 

In chapter three, Busairi writes,

If his miracles were proportionate (according) to his rank, in greatness,

Then his name would have, when called out, brought decaying bones back to life.

 

Refutation:

The meaning of the aforementioned two lines of the poetry is the following:

If the miracles of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) were ordained proportionately according to his rank in greatness, the dead would have become decayed would have arise and come back to life with the remembrance of the name of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).

 

Of course, this does not happen. Therefore, [according to Busairi] Allah, the Most High did not grant the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) his right from the Miracles. It is as though Busairi is objecting to Allah, the Most High, because Allah, the Most High, did not grant and give the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) this right!!

 

This is a Lie and fabrication upon Allah, the Most High, because Allah, the Most High, has indeed granted every single Prophet proportional miracles for him.

 

For example, Allah had bestowed and granted upon Isa (alaihissalam) the miracle of healing the one who was blind, and the leper, and bringing the dead alive [by Allah’s permission], and He, the Most High, also granted and bestowed upon our leader Muhammed (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) by giving him the miracle of the Noble Quran, increasing the little food and water he had, and the splitting of moon etc.

 

In conclusion, what is strange is that some people believe this poem has been called and named the “poem of the scarf” and “the poem of healing”, because the poet Busairi- as they claim – became sick, the he saw the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), who gave Busairi a long outer garment open in front with wide sleeves [like a robe]. Busairi wore this garment and was relieved from his sickness. This is indeed a lie and fabrication from these people in order to elevate the significance and importance of the poem. How can the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) be pleased with these types of words that contradict and opposes the Quran, the guidance of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallm) and in which there is explicit polytheism?

 

It is known that a Man came to Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and said to him: whatever Allah wishes and you wish, so the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) responded to him by saying: Have you taken me as a partner with Allah! Say whatever Allah wishes alone.

[Sunan Nasai,  10825 with good chain of narration]

 

So beware O my brother and sister in Islam from this Poem.

Prohibition of Music from the Qur’an by Shaykh al-Albaanee (Rahimahullah)

February 7, 2013 Leave a comment

 

A sincere advice to those who allow music and its instruments -in the name of Islaam.

 

Before we bring the proof, I (Shaykh Al-Albani)  would like to advise and remind the reader of a great sin which many people fall into, and that is the sin of interpreting the Book of Allaah whilst they are not qualified to do so. Look at this statement of our beloved one (Șallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam):

“The one who speaks about the Qur’ân without any knowledge; then let him take his place in the Fire.”

[ Sunan at-Tirmidhee, and he [Imaam at-Tirmidhee] said : Hasan Saheeh.]

That is how great of a sin it is!

Therefore we should leave this noble science to its scholars (while making an effort and studying to be amongst them), and not indulging and applying – rather relying on our desires to twist the meanings to be that which we want.

 

 

After that reminder; now we go to the main proof from the Qur’ân, and it is the
statement of Allaah :

Alif Lâm Mîm [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’ân, and none but Allâh (Alone) knows their meanings.] These are Verses of the Wise Book (the Qur’ân). A guide and a mercy for the Muhsinûn (good doers).Those who establish the prayer and give Zakât and they have faith in the Hereafter with certainty. Such are on guidance from their Lord, and such are the successful.
And of mankind is he who purchases lahhwal-hadeeth [idle talks] to mislead (men) from the Path of Allâh without knowledge, and takes it (the Path of Allâh, the Verses of the Qur’ân) by way of mockery. For such there will be a humiliating torment (in the Hell-fire).”

[ Sooratu-Luqmaan : 1-6]

 

 

The scholars of the Tafseer have defined lahhwal-hadeeth to mean music and its instruments.

And from them are [we will mention the noble ones of whom their statements have weight upon the Ahlus-Sunnah]:

 

1. ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abbaas (radhiyallaahu ‘anhumaa), he said:

‘It (the verse) was revealed regarding music and its likes.’

[Imaam al-Bukhaaree in Aadaabul Mufrad: 1265, Ibn Abee Shaybah: 6/310, At-Tabari: 21/40]

 
2. ‘Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ood (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) , he was asked about it and he said :

By the One whom there is no Lord other than Him ; indeed It is music.’ And he repeated this three times.

[Ibn Abee Shaybah, At-Tabari, Ibnul Jawzee in Talbees Iblees: pg.246, al-Haakim: 2/411 and he said: ‘its chain is authentic.’ And Imaam adh-Dhahabee agreed with him, and it is as they say.]

 
3. Ikrimah (rahimahullaah) : Shua’yb ibn Yasaar said :

‘I asked Ikrimah on lahhwal-hadeeth?’ And he said : ‘It is music.’

[Imaam al-Bukhaaree in Taareekh : 2/217, Ibn Abee Shaybah, Ibn Jareer At-Tabari , and al-Bayhaqee : and it is a hasan (good narration)]

 
4. Mujaahid (rahimahullaah):

He said the same.

[Ibn Abee Shayba : 1167,1179, Ibn Jareer, Ibn Abee Dunya from different routes of narration, some of which are authentic, and Abu Nu’aym in al-Hilyah : 3/286.]
5. And Likewise,

Jaabir and Sa’eed ibn Jubayr, and Mak-hool (rahimahumullaah) said the same

[Tafseer ibn Katheer.]

 
6. Al-Hasan al-Basree said :

‘This was revealed concerning music and instruments.’

[Ibid]

 

This I think, alhamdulillaah, is sufficient proof for us.

 

But the best of all these scholars of tafseer is yet to come.

 

To fully comprehend the context of the verse [and this is why we wrote the whole 6 verses and not just the main proof] – we shall refer to the tafseer of al-Imaam Ibn Katheer, where he says [on the tafseer of these verses] :

‘After Allaah has mentioned the state of the people of success – and they are the ones who benefit by the Book of Allaah, and gain from listening [studying] to it- as Allaah has said :

 
“Allâh has sent down the best statement, a Book (this Qur’ân), its parts resembling each other in goodness and truth, oft-repeated. The skins of those who fear their Lord shiver from it (when they recite it or hear it). Then their skin and their heart soften to the remembrance of Allâh. That is the guidance of Allâh. He Guides therewith whom He pleases and whomever Allâh sends
astray, for him there is no guide.” [Soorat-uz-Zumar : 23]

 

He connected that by mentioning the state of the wretched ones – those who turn away from benefiting by listening [and studying] it – and they directed themselves to listening to flutes, and music by melodious voices, and musical instruments…’

 

Book: ‘Tahreem Aalaatu-t-tarab’ by Shaykh Nasiruddin al-Albanee (rahimahullah)

Translated and prepared by: Aboo Waheeda As-Salafee

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Related links:

Ijmaa and the 4 Madhaahib on the Tahreem (prohibition) of Musical Instrument

A Practically Dead Sunnah- When You Hear Music…

 

 

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