Wahabiyyah and Shaykh Muhammad ibn `Abd Al-Wahhaab

Question: Some people told me that there is a thing called “Wahabiyyah”, but I explained to them that there is no such thing called “Wahabiyyah”; that this is merely a name given by those who claim to be Ashraf (Muslim descendants from the Prophet’s family) to turn people away from the reformative call. Yet, one of them retorted saying that Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abd Al-Wahhaab (may Allaah be merciful to him) was indeed a religious reformer, but he deviated from the right path at the end of his life, for he denied some of the authentic Ahaadeeth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) because they did not agree with his viewpoints. What is your answer on that?

Answer: Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abd Al-Wahhaab (may Allaah be Merciful with him) was indeed one of the great callers to Salafiyyah (following the way of the righteous predecessors), and to the sound ‘Aqeedah (creed) and the morally correct, upright method. His books abound with these aspects… read more here.

Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah as one of Ahlus-Sunnah

Question: Some people claim that Ibn Taymiyyah does not belong to Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jamaa`ah (adherents to the Sunnah and the Muslim mainstream). They further claim that he is astray and leading people astray. The same was adopted by Ibn Hajar (Al-Haythamee) and other scholars. Is such a claim truthful or not?

Answer: Undoubtedly, Shaykh Ahmad ibn ‘Abd Al-Haleem ibn Taymiyyah is one of the ‘A`immah of Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jamaa‘ah who called people to the truth and to the right path, through whom Allaah supported the Sunnah and subdued the people of Bid‘ah (innovation in religion) and perversity… read more here.

Two books of Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah: “Minhaaj As-Sunnah” and “Sharh Hadeeth Al-Nuzool”

Question: What is your opinion on the two books “Minhaaj As-Sunnah” and “Sharh Hadeeth Al-Nuzool” written by the Shaykh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allaah be merciful to him)??

Answer: These two books are among the best books available today. They provide authentic information, evidence, good presentation and are very powerful in terms of supporting truth, refuting falsehood and correctness and authenticity of ‘Aqeedah (creed)… read more here.

Does touching one’s wife invalidate Wudoo’ ?

Question 12: Some of the contemporary scholars argue that touching one’s wife does not nullify Wudoo’ (ablution). Their view rests on the Hadeeth reported by ‘Aboo Daawood on the authority of `Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) kissed one of his wives and went out to offer Salaah (Prayer) without performing Wudoo’ again. Could this be a supporting evidence to the holders of this view or is this act peculiar to the Prophet (peace be upon him) on account that he did not declare this? `Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) also narrated: The Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) used to kiss (his wives) while observing Sawm (Fast); and he had the greatest control over his desire (as compared with you).

As for Wudoo’ being nullified by what comes out of the urethra and anus through an opening in the stomach, there is no disagreement regarding this except what was stated by the Shaykh of Islaam and Al-Muwaffaq in “Al-Mughnee” from some of the Maalikee jurists. There is no disagreement that Wudoo’ is nullified by what comes out of the urethra and anus. Ibn Taymiyyah stated: “If a person has a disease that prevents the urine and stool from coming out of the urethra and anus and another opening is made in their body for the discharge of their excretions as is the case with some people, this does not nullify Wudoo’.” Accordingly, is Wudoo’ Mustahab (desirable) or Waajib (obligatory) in this case?

 First, according to the most correct opinion maintained by scholars, if a man touches his wife directly, this does not nullify Wudoo’, whether he touches her lustfully or not, for the Prophet (peace be upon him) kissed one of his wives and went for Salaah without performing Wudoo’ again.
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Du’aa’ after Khatm al-Qur’aan ascribed to Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah

Question 105: Is Du`aa’ Khatm Al-Qur’aan (supplication upon completing the reading of the entire Qur’aan) that is ascribed to the Shaykh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah valid? According to the Sunnah, what should be done upon completing a Khatmah (one complete reading of the entire Qur’aan)?

Answer: We know of no authentic foundation for ascribing this Du`aa’ to the Shaykh of Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah. Furthermore, we did not read it in any of his books. However, it is widely ascribed to him. We do not know of anything wrong with it. It is also permissible for a Muslim to say other supplications, for there is no evidence in respect of singling out a certain Du`aa’ to be said upon completing a Khatmah... read more here.