Position towards those who make Takfīr of the Muslim rulers | Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān

Q: What is our position towards those who make takfīr of the Muslim rulers today, generally and in detail? Are they (those who make takfīr of the rulers) considered to be from the Khawārij? Benefit us, May Allāh bless you and reward you with good.

A: Those who declare the Muslim rulers to be disbelievers in general, then these are from the most extreme of the Khawārij because they do not exclude anyone and give the ruling of disbelief to all the Muslims rulers. So this is most severe form of the madh-hab of the Khawārij, because they generalize (the declaration of disbelief).

-Al-Ijābāh al-Muhimmah fī Mashākil al-Mulimmah (11)

ما موقفنا من الذين يكفرون حكام المسلمين اليوم جملة وتفصيلا ؟ هل هم خوارج ؟ أفيدونا بارك الله فيكم وجزاكم الله خيراً

فأجاب :

الذين يكفرون عموم حكام المسلمين هؤلاء من أشد الخوارج ، لأنهم ما استثنوا أحداً ، وحكموا على جميع حكام المسلمين بأنهم كفرة ، فهذا أشد من مذهب الخوارج ، لأنهم عمموا .

[ الأجابات المهمة في المشاكل الملمة (11) ]

Conditions to Strike the Young Ones | Shaykh al-‘Uthaymīn 

شُرُوطُ ضَرْبِ الصِّغَار

The conditions for striking the young ones:

1 – أنْ يكونَ الصغيرُ قابلًا للتأديب، فلا يضرب مَنْ لا يعرف المراد بالضرب.

1- The young one is capable of being disciplined, so do not strike those who do not know the purpose of the striking.

2 – أنْ يكونَ التأديب ممَّنْ له ولايةٌ عليه.

2- The disciplinary action is taken by those who are  responsible over the child

3 – أن لا يسرف في ذلك كميةً أو كيفيةً أو نوعًا أو موضعًا إلى غير ذلك.

3- Do not become excessive in it by amount, manner, form, position etc.

4 – أنْ يقع من الصغير ما يستحق التأديب عليه.

4- That which requires disciplinary action has taken place from the child

5 – أنْ يقصد تأديبَهُ لا الانتقام لنفسه، فإن قصد الانتقام لم يكنْ مؤدبًا، بل منتصراً.

5- That the purpose to discipline (the child) is not to take revenge for oneself, indeed the goal of revenge is not to discipline, rather it is to be victorious

* (( القول المفيد على كتاب التوحيد )) للشيخ ابن عثيمين رحمه الله ( ص 671 ).

Al-Qawl al-Mufīd ‘alā Kitāb at-Tawhīd by Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymīn rahimahullāh, P. 671

Translated by Abū Āsiyah Mużaffar al-Hindī

Being Negligent about our Sins

قال عبد الله بن أحمد :حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُطِيعٍ ، وَدَاوُدُ بْنُ رُشَيْدٍ قَالَ : حَدَّثَنَا الأَوْزَاعِيُّ قَالَ : سَمِعْتُ بِلاَلَ بْنَ سَعْدٍ ، يَقُولُ :

“لاَ تَنْظُرُ إِلَى صِغَرِ الْخَطِيئَةِ وَلَكِنْ انْظُرْ مَنْ عَصَيْتَ.” [2310، زوائد الزهد]

Al-Awzā’ī رحمه الله said: “I heard Bilāl bin Sa’ad say,

‘Do not look at the minuteness of the sin, but look at (the greatness of) the One you have disobeyed.’[Zawā’id az-Zuhd, 2310]

Entering One’s New House | The Permanent Committee

Q: What is the ruling on reciting the Qurʾān collectively upon entering one’s new house or to alleviate harm or anxiety?

A: It is recommended that a Muslim says Bismillāh1 and recites Surah Al-Baqarah upon entering the house. It was authentically narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said: Satan runs away from the house in which Surah Al-Baqarah is recited.2 However, it should not be recited collectively because this is an act of Bidʿah (innovation in religion). Reciting the Qurʾān in houses in the manner mentioned above has no basis in the Sharīʿah (Islamic law).

May Allāh grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muḥammad, his family, and Companions.

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Iftāʾ

Members: Shaykh Bakr Abū Zayd, Shaykh Ṣāliḥ Al-Fawzān, Shaykh ʿAbdullāh bin Ghudayyān
Chairman: Shaykh ʿAbdul-ʿAzīz bin ʿAbdullāh Āl ash-Shaykh

Source: http://www.alifta.net/

  1. Jābir reported that the Prophet ﷺ said, “When a man enters his house, he should mention Allāh Almighty, both when he enters and he eats. If he does so, Shayṭān says (i.e. to the Shayāṭīn), ‘You cannot spend the night or eat.’ When he enters and does not mention Allāh when he enters, Shayṭān says, ‘You have got your lodgings for the night and your supper.'” [Al-Ādāb al-Mufradat 1096, Graded Ṣaḥīḥ by al-Albānī] 
  2. Muslim, Ṣaḥīḥ, Book on travelers’ Ṣalāh and Ṣalāh shortening, no. 780; At-Tirmidhī, Sunan, Book on the virtues of the Qurʾān, no. 2877; Abu Dāwūd, Sunan, Book on rituals, no. 2042; and Aḥmad, Musnad, vol. 2, p. 388.