The return of the soul in the Worldly life

Question: I would like to tell Your Eminence that I have read the book entitled Al-Qawl Al-Jalyee fee Hukm Al-Tawassul bil-Nabee wa Al-Walee by the Salafee Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Salaam Khadir. This book was corrected, and some comments were added to it by Shaykh Ismaa`eel Al-Ansaree, and it was printed by the press of Presidency of the Departments of Scholarly Research, Ifta’, Da`wah and Guidance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

On the twelfth page I found the following narration: What is reported by Ibn Abul-Dunya with his Sanad on the authority of Thaabit on the authority of Anas who said: We visited a man from Al-Ansaar, and he was sick and unable to move, so we did not leave till he died, we covered his body with some of his clothes. He then said: I unveiled his face, and we did not leave until we ate with him.

Kindly, what is your opinion regarding this? Is it possible to return the soul by seeking the help of one of the `Awliyaa’? I hope you explain this issue in the light of texts of the Qur’aan and Sunnah, may Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) guide and bless you and us with good, and make the Hereafter better for you than this worldly life.

Answer: Firstly, this story is utterly baseless, for which we know not any evidence. Supposing that it is valid, it could be said that the act of death that happened was not real as far as these people… read more here.

Comparison between celebrating the Mawlid and performing Da`wah programs for weeks and the National Day

Question: I am an Imam in one of the Masjids (mosques) in Jeddah. I delivered a Khutbah (sermon) concerning the mission of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) and I mentioned that celebrating the Mawlid (the Prophet’s birthday) is a Bid`ah (innovation in religion). The following week, the Khutbah was about the Masjids (mosques). I talked about maintaining Masjids and carpeting them. I based my argument and viewpoint upon the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah. After finishing the prayer, one of the worshippers came and said to me: “Shaykh, you said last week that celebrating the Mawlid of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is a Bid`ah. Can I ask you a question?”I said: “Yes, you can. I will answer your question to the best of my knowledge.” He said: “What is the legal ruling on celebrating the Mawlid of the Prophet (peace be upon him), children’ birthdays, Mother’s Day, the Week of the Tree, the Week of the Traffic, the National Day of the Kingdom and the Week of the Masjids? Are all these festivals Bid`ahs? Why do you oppose celebrating the Mawlid of the Prophet (peace be upon him) though he is the best out of all the creatures and he is the worthiest of glorification and veneration, and at the same time permit other celebrations? Moreover, you, Saudis, encourage these festivals.”

I pointed out to him that what is meant by the Week of Masjids is to urge Muslims to maintain and take care of them. He said to me: “Look at the streets, you will find Ayahs of the Qur’an written on paper and clothes torn by wind thrown in streets and in unclean places. Is that permissible, especially in the Week of Masjids?” He gave me a piece of cloth and said: “Look Shaykh at this piece of cloth wherein is the saying of Allaah: The Mosques of Allaah shall be maintained only by those who believe in Allaah and the Last Day This piece of cloth is thrown in the garden and upon which rubbish is thrown. To Allaah we belong and unto Him is our return.” These are the words of this person. I took this piece of cloth and washed it, and then I burnt it.

He added: “Shaykh, I do not want anything, but to make you; Khutabaa (preachers) and those whose words reach people talk. But you Saudi Khutabaa do not talk. If the government says that this is unlawful, you will say that it is unlawful, and if it says that this is lawful, you will say that it is lawful. You are the first one to tell me that this is good and doing so encourages Muslims to do good. I will not accept your saying except with a legal Fatwaa from senior scholars. You should not forget, Shaykh, that he who is silent with regard to spreading the truth is similar to a mute devil.”

Therefore, I would like to have a detailed legal Fatwa with regard to the festivals mentioned above along with mentioning the proof for every subject. May Allaah protect you.

Answer: Firstly, `Eed (festival) means in Arabic gatherings that Ta’ood (comes again) on a habitual manner. It may come again in a year, a month, or a week. Therefore, the word ‘Eed means a day that comes again like `Eed-ul-Fitr (the Festival of Breaking the Fast) or Friday, the gathering on that day and the acts done as acts of worship or habits on that day… read more here.

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Question: On which day do Muslims celebrate Mother’s Day and is it true that it was a special day for Faatimah Al-Zahraa’, the Prophet’s daughter (may Allaah be pleased with her)?

Answer: It is not permissible to celebrate what is called “Mother’s Day” or any other innovated celebration, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said… read more here.

Holding celebrations and reciting the Qur’aan upon one’s reaching maturity

Question: Here in South Africa, when a boy or girl reaches twenty-one years of age, people celebrate, recite Qur’aan and cook various dishes of food. They also gather and give the twenty-one- year old boy or girl a key. Are these acts permissible in Islaam? What is the ruling on such acts in Islaam?

Answer: What you have mentioned including celebrating and reciting Qur’aan upon reaching twenty-one or twenty-two years old has no basis in Sharee`ah, rather, it is a Bid`ah (innovation in religion) and imitation of the Christians (in your country)… read more here.

Impermissibility of celebrating birthdays

Question: My son is now living with his mother who celebrates his birthday every year. This involves having a party that includes food and lighting a number of candles equal to the age of my son; every candle representing a year of his life. The child has to blow all these candles and then the party starts. What is the ruling on this?

Answer: It is not permissible to have a birthday party for anyone, as it constitutes a Bid`ah (innovation in religion). It is authentically reported that the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said… read more here.

Celebrating children’s birthdays

Question: Some of our Muslim brethren hold birthday parties for themselves and their children, what is the ruling on such festivals?

Answer: The basic principle regarding acts of `Ibaadah (worship) is that they are Tawqeefee (bound by a religious text and not amenable to personal opinion), and accordingly, no one is allowed to worship Allaah in a way other than which He ordained, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said in the Saheeh (authentic) Hadeeth… read more here.

Celebrating the Mawlid and the 15th of Sha`baan

Question: Is it permissible to celebrate religious ‘Eeds (festivals), such as the Mawlid (the Prophet’s birthday) or the 15th night of Sha‘baan, as the case may be?

Answer: (a) It is not permissible to celebrate innovated ‘Eeds… read more here.

Fasting (Sawm) during Rajab and Sha‘ban

Question: I know people who always perform Sawm (Fast) for the whole months of Rajab and Sha‘baan until Ramadaan without break. Is there any Hadeeth regarding this practice? If there is any, kindly provide the text?

Answer: It is not authentically reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or any of the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet, may Allaah be pleased with them) used to fast the entire month of Rajab or Sha‘baan… read more here.

Observing Sawm on certain days in Rajab

Question: There are days on which we voluntarily observe Sawm (Fast) during Rajab. Should these days be in the beginning, middle, or end of the month?

Answer: No specific Ahaadeeth were authentically reported about the merit of Sawm in Rajab, except that which was related by Al-Nasaa’ee and Aboo Daawood, and ranked as Saheeh (authentic) by Ibn Khuzaymah, on the authority of Usaamah who said… read more here.

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[Book] Fataawaa Islaamiyyah | The Permanent Committee of Scholars, KSA

Bookset Description:Fataawaa Islaamiyyah’. Islaamic verdicts from the noble scholars: Shaykh Abdul Azeez bin Abdullaah bin Baaz, Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-Uthaymeen, Shaykh Abdullaah bin Abdur-Rahmaan al-Jibreen, along with The Permanent Committee, and resolutions of the Islaamic Fiqh Academy of the Muslim World League. Compiled by Muhammad bin Abdul Azeez Al-Musnad

[Book] Islaamic Fataawaa Regarding the Muslim Child | The Permanent Committee of Scholars, KSA

Book Description: ‘Islaamic Fataawaa Regarding the Muslim Child’

More than 150 Fataawaa concerning the Muslim Child answered by: Shaykh ‘Abd Al-‘Azeez Ibn ‘Abd-Allaah Ibn Baaz, Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-‘Uthaymeen, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah Ibn ‘Abd Al-Rahmaan Ibn Al-Jibreen, Shaykh Saalih Ibn Fawzaan Al Fawzaan and The Permanent Committee for the Scholarly Ressearch and Iftaa’.

[Book] Islaamic Verdicts Regarding Those Who Mock Islaam and its Followers | The Permanent Committee of Scholars, KSA

Book Description: ‘Islaamic Verdicts Regarding Those Who Mock Islaam and its Followers’. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, A person utters a word thoughtlessly (without considering its implications good or bad) and, as a result of this, he will be thrown into the hell-fire deeper than the distance between East and West.

This book is a compilation of rulings by the leading scholars of the century regarding those who mock Islaam and the Muslims.

By Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ibraaheem Aal Al-Shaykh, Shaykh ‘Abd Al-Rahmaan Ibn Naasir Sa’dee, Shaykh ‘Abd Al-‘Azeez ‘Abd-Allaah Ibn Baaz, Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-Uthaymeen, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah bin ‘Abd Al-Rahmaan Al-Jibreen, Shaykh Saalih Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan, and The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research & Iftaa’ (Al-Lajnah Al-Daa`imah)

[Book] Moderation and Its Influence on the Muslims’ Lives | Al-Shaykh Saalih Ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Azeez Al-Shaykh, KSA

Book Description: ‘Moderation and Its Influence on the Muslims’ Lives’ by His Excellency: Al-Shaykh Saalih Ibn ‘Abd Al-‘Azeez Al-Shaykh, KSA

Published 2001 by Ministry of Islaamic Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Under Secretariat for Publications and Research, Ministry of Islaamic Affairs, Endowments, Da’wah and Guidance.


[Book] Islaamic Rulings Regarding The Qur’aan | The Permanent Committee of Scholars, KSA

Islaamic Rulings Regarding The Qur'aan

Description of this book:

This book is a comprehensive collection of rulings regarding The Book Of Allaah, issued by some of the most reputable scholars of this age. Within the pages of this book you will find answers to issues such as:

Highlights of the Topics:

• Can you recite the Qur’aan as a group?

• Is it allowed to kiss the Qur’aan?

• Is it necessary to be in a state of Wudoo’ whilst reciting the Qur’aan?

• Is it permissible to pray behind someone who recites incorrectly?

• What is the ruling on decorating the walls with posters that contain aayaat of the Qur’aan?

• Can you recycle pages of the Qur’aan?

• Can you take the Qur’aan into the bathroom?

• May a woman recite the Qur’aan while she is menstruating? 

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