July 3, 2015 at 4:01 am (Uncategorized)
In his explanation of bulooghal maram from the chapter of tahara (purification), shaykh uthameen divides tahara into two major categories.
In an intangible sense:
Which is the purification of the soul and heart from shirk and other forms of spiritual cleansing. This includes cleansing of the heart from impure things; such as hypocrisy, envy and other reprehensible emotions.
This connotation of the word tahara is what is intended in the ayah:
أولئك الذين لم يرد الله أن يطهر قلوبهم
Those are the ones whose hearts Allah does not want to purify
The second purification is from tangible things:
This category is further subdivided into:
i) Purification from what occurrences break ones state of physical purity and ii) purification of ones body and outer garments from any impure substances.
i) As for purification of occurrences which break ones state of physical purity: It is either minor or major. For minor (such as passing wind or sleep) wudu is needed and for major (such as having martial relations or ejaculation) ghusul is needed.
With regards to purification from impure substances:
This includes cleansing of impure things from ones clothes and body.
There is however a notable difference between; cleaning oneself from impure substances and the purification that is needed from occurrences which nessecitate minor or major purification, and that difference is in the need for intention between the two. As for washing ones body or outer garments, then no intention is needed. On the contrary, actions which have been commanded (such as wudu, ghusul) an intention would be nessecary.
The shaykh then goes on to explain:
When the jurists of religious law use the word tahara, it is in a tangible sense. As for those who speak regarding creedal matters and the oneness of Allah, then the word tahara would conform to an intangible meaning. This form of tahara (intangible) is more important than the other (tangible), despite both of them holding an importance.
All of this would come under the chapter of tahara
*I have translated the pages in a manner which I have understood the text, rather than an ‘exact’ word for word translation.
A rough translation of the below picture.
Shaykh uthameen mentions a principle in fiqh
كل حلال فهو طاهر, وليس كل طاهر حلالاً, وكل نجس فهو حرام، و ليس كل حرام نجس
1) All halal things are pure, 2)but not all pure things are halal.
3) All impure things are haram, 4) but not all haram things are impure
1) All halal things are pure is clear.
2) But not all pure things are halal
Like harmful substances such as poison,alcohol (even though there is a difference of opinion on alcohol).
It is pure in itself but is haram to consume.
*pure meaning if it was on your clothes one could still pray.
3) All haram things are impure
Logically it can be understood: If something is impure and must be removed from our bodies and clothes, then it can not possibly be allowed to consume it, thus allowing it to enter our inner bodies.
4) But not all haram things are impure
Like poison and other harmful substances which are haram to consume but not are not impure substances.
Allah knows best.
*I added this part to help with the understanding of the passage.
June 27, 2015 at 5:06 pm (Uncategorized)
June 26, 2015 at 3:09 am (Uncategorized)
A common mistake in Ramadan is to pray taraweeh with imam and pray witr at home
It is proven from the Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) that he encouraged praying Taraweeh in congregation and he said: “Whoever stays with the imam until he leaves, (the reward of) qiyaam al-layl will be written for him.”
Narrated and classed as saheeh by al-Tirmidhi (806); also narrated by Abu Dawood (1375), al-Nasaa’i (1605), and Ibn Maajah (1327). Also classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.
This reward will not be attained by anyone but the one who prays with the imam until he has finished all the prayers. The one who only prays some of the prayer and then leaves is not entitled to the reward promised in this hadeeth, which is that of spending a night in prayer (qiyaam laylah).
June 25, 2015 at 3:22 am (Uncategorized)
ما كانت الروح تصعد للسماء و الجسم يدفن تحت التراب
The spirit would not ascend to the heavens (after death) whilst the body is buried beneath the soil.
كم من مشهور في الأرض مجهول في السماء
How many distinguished on earth are obscure in the heavens!
وكم من مجهول في الأرض معروف في السماء
How many unknown on earth are celebrated in the heavens!
المعيار التقوى وليس الأقوى
The criterion is (being) conscious of the Lord and not (being) the strongest
إن أكرمكم عند الله أتقاكم إنّ الله عليم خبير
The most honourable of you, in the sight of Allāh, is certainly the most conscious of Him from among you, Allāh is certainly All-Knowing, All-Aware.
June 24, 2015 at 3:00 am (Uncategorized)
صلى المصلي على الطاغي أبي لهبِ
The family (آل) of the prophet ﷺ are followers of his صلى الله عليه و سلم way.
From amongst them are the Arabs and non Arabs and the black.
If to be from his (آل) was only through being a close relative
Then the sender of prayers and blessings (on the آل) would also include the transgressor Abu Lahab
*in reality the آل are the believing men and women from the family if Rasool صلى الله عليه و سلم.
من بطّأ به عملُه ، لم يسرعْ به نسبُه
Whosoever is slowed down by his actions will not be hastened forward by his lineage.”
June 24, 2015 at 2:58 am (Uncategorized)
Was just listening to LBC and on it they were discussing how a labour peer who has had a string of child sex abuse cases made against him, will not face any trial due to a bogus claim he has a ‘severe’ form of dementia.
However, independent eye witnesses have seen him drive a car and do other activities which could not possibly done by some one suffering such symptoms.
Watch it on the news
June 13, 2015 at 12:51 am (Uncategorized)