Spending on your families | Sh. Uthaymeen رحمه الله

Sh. Ibn ʿUthaymeen Raḥimahullāh said:

“Some people spend on their families what they spend but they don’t grasp that with this spending they get closer to Allāh, and if a poor person comes to them; they hand him a Riyāl and believe with this spending they’re closer to Allāh, HOWEVER the BEST spending is the one for family and it has MORE REWARD, hence when you feed your family then that is the BEST OF ISLĀM.”

● [شرح رياض الصالحين ٤/٣٨٩]

Wiping the face after making du’aa | Sh. Uthaymeen رحمه الله

Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about the ruling on wiping the face with the hands after making du’aa’. He replied: 

Wiping the face with the hands after making du’aa’ is more likely to be not prescribed in Islam, because the ahaadeeth that have been narrated concerning that are da’eef (weak). Shaykh al-Islam (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: They cannot be used as evidence. If we are not certain or we think it most likely that this is not prescribed, then it is better not to do it, because Islamic rulings cannot be proven on the basis of mere conjecture, unless we believe it to be mostly likely to be the case. 

What I think about wiping the face with the hands after du’aa’ is that it is not Sunnah. As is well known, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) prayed for rain during his Friday khutbah and raised his hands, but it is not narrated that he wiped his face with them. Similarly in a number of ahaadeeth it says that the Prophet raised his hands, but there is no proof that he wiped his face. End quote. 

Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 14/question no. 781

To those who boast about their lineage | Shaykh Ibn Taymiyah رحمه الله

إلى من يتفاخرون بأنسابهم

قال شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية:

” ليس في كتاب الله آية واحدة يَمدَحُ فِيهَا أَحَدًا بِنَسَبِهِ، ولا يَذُمُ أَحَدًا بِنَسَبِهِ، وإنما يَمدحُ بالإيمانَ والتقوى، ويَذمَ بالكفرِ والفسوقِ والعصيان ” .

مجموع الفتاوى 230/35 .

Shaykhul islaam Ibn Taymiyah said: There is not one verse in the book of Allah in which one is praised due to his lineage, nor one in which one is dispraised due to his lineage. Rather one is praised with Eeman and Piety and dispraised with disbelief, evil deeds, and sins.”

Majmoo Al Fataawa 35/230

Majeed Jawed Al-Afghanee

Hold firmly to the sunnah anywhere you are | Sh. Fawzaan حفظه الله

‏قال معالي الشيخ د. صالح الفوزان حفظه الله :

‏تَمَسَك بالسُّنة في أي مكان من الأرض ولا تنظر لإرضاء الناس أو مداراة الناس، تمسك بالسنة في اللحية وفي غيرها ولا تتنازل عن شيء من دينك لأجل إرضاء الناس

Sheikh salihul fawzan may Allah preserve him said:

Hold firmly to the Sunnah anywhere you are in the world, and do not look to please the people or to display flattery and deceit (for the sake of ‘friendliness’). Hold firmly to the sunnah with regards to the beard and other than it, and do not not forgo anything from your deen for the sake of pleasing the people.

‏[محاضرة: الاستقامة على دين الله]

Abu Saif Ikram Siddiqui

They Knew The Reason For Their Punishment…

*They Knew The Reason For Their Punishment*

It was said to Abū Sulaimān al-Daaraanee رحمه الله: “Why is it that the intelligent ones have ceased to blame those who had offended them?

He said: “They knew that it was Allāh who had put them to trials because of their sins.”

● [الآداب الشرعية اللإمامرابن مفلح ٢٩٥/٢]