Aqeedah

Linguistically, the word ‘aqeedah comes from ‘aqada (to fasten a knot), and consolidation/strengthening (tawtheeq), and accuracy (ihkaam) and binding with strength (rabat biquwwah). Technically it is firm faith which cannot be led to doubt in any of its tenets.

So the Islaamic ‘aqeedah means: Firm faith in Allaah the Exalted – and whatever he has obligated from His oneness, and obedience, and in His angels, and His books, and His messengers, and the Last Day, and Pre-decree, and the remainder of what is confirmed from the matters of the Unseen, and news and decisive facts, whether they be related to knowledge or action.

Indeed the issues of ‘Aqeedah (creed) are of great importance so it is obligatory to learn ‘aqeedah with all of its aspect, issues and to take it from Ahlul – ‘Ilm (people of knowledge). It is not enough just to ask questions and seek answers for them, what is important is to answer the many questions, for indeed ignorance has increased.

So it is waajib upon whosoever to benefit himself and his Muslim brethren to learn the ‘aqeedah from its first to the last, learn all its aspects and issues and to take it from Ahlul ‘Ilm and the books of the Usool (foundations) from the books of the Salaf as – Saaleh. This will diminish the jahl (ignorance) hence there will be no need for the many questions, and also if he is able he should clarify it to the people and teach the ignorant, as they are most in need for the correct ‘aqeedah (creed). Likewise ‘aqeedah cannot be taken from books alone or by reading and revising (only) since its issues cannot be primarily sought from books or from revision (alone)! Rather it can be achieved by riwaayah (narrating) upon Ahlul ‘Ilm and Ahlul – Baseerah (people of insight), those who understand it and give rulings upon its various issues. This is what is obligatory as an advice upon us, the student of knowledge, at a time when questions in the affairs of ‘aqeedah have increased due to the people not leaning it. Or that the people talk on ‘aqeedah and issues related to it based on jahl (ignorance) or based on their readings and revisions, this is from the reason that difficulties and hardship have increased, leading to juhood (denial) and discord. This is since if we return to our understanding without taking knowledge from its sources and its people and if we rely on our readings and understandings this will lead to differing in this important affair, because the understandings and intellects differ.

Our Deen (religion) came with unanimity and agreement in opposition to sectarianism. It came with allegiance to Ahlul Eemaan (people of faith) and disassociation from the Kuffar (disbelievers). Certainly this cannot be achieved except by taking the matters of religion from its rightful sources and from its scholars who uphold it, and while learning it, one teaches and propagates it to those after them. This is the path to correct knowledge on ‘aqeedah and other than it, ‘aqeedah being the most important affair due to it being the foundation and differing in ‘aqeedah leads to misguidance and this leads to sectarianism within the Muslims. And there is no need for new writings on ‘aqeedah , the books of the scholars of the Salaf and those who followed them are enough for us. Most of the books that have been published in these times on this matter are like scum and of no benefit. And the tawfeeq is from Allah. Taken from the book Masaailul Eemaan of ‘Allamah, Sheikh Saalih bin Abdullaah Fawzaan.

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  1. Abdulwaahid Alhamdulillah Abiola

    Pls who are these lecturers?

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    • Only one scholar, Shaykh Fawzaan is mentioned here. The shaykh is presently in Saudi. When you visit the “Announcement” page you will see the list of some lecturers who based in the South West of Nigeria with the details of their programmes.

      You can as well download their lectures at “Audios” page.

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  2. thanks for your support

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  3. Pls we have not been getting new lectures of Uztaz on this website again. Pls what is going on?

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  4. Pls I need Adhkaar that can always be done after Daily prayers. And is there any selective Surah in Quran Kareem that should always be read after Daily prayer. Pls I need urgent explanation. Thanks

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    • Suratul ikhlas(1), Falaq(1), Nas (1), Kursiy (1), for after Dhuhr, Asr, Isha.

      Suratul ikhlas(3), Falaq(3), Nas (3), Kursiy (1), after subhi and maghrib.

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    • But before those ones, there’s subhanallaah 33, alhamdulillaah 33, allahu akbar 33.

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  5. Pls is there a name like’ Hakeemaa’ in Islam for a female child? Pls its urgent

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  6. pls can one celebrate birthday for his or her baby. if yes, how is it done in kitabul wasunah

    .

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    • No, it is bid’ah.

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    • It (date of birth ) is not supposed to be given any consideration except if you need to a form. There are some people who will say that what of they mark the day by giving gifts to beggars (and other good deeds like it ), we will still say that it is bid’ah. It is not for the Muslims to follow the kufar in their anniversaries.

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  7. thanks a lot. pls how is the proper way performing ablution in kitabul wasunah?

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  8. thanks I will be very glad pls

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  9. is it good to work in where loan was given

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    • If involves Riba (interest), your question would be like, “is it good to work in a brothel as a person (secretary) that documents the monies that are being made, OR is it good to work in a beer parlour as a secretary? ”

      All these are haram.

      If the place does not involve Riba, you can work there. The earning there would be halal.

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  10. can a Muslim be a friend to Christian

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    • There is a prohibition for taking them as intimate friends. We can work in the same place, we can employ them, they can employ us. We can engage in community developments with them. But during our interactions with them, if they try to bring what our religion has prohibited, we should step back, and let them know why. We must be just with them, we should invite them to Islam with what Allah has sent down (i.e. Quran and Sunnah).

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  11. watching television or firms is it allow

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    • Television images are classified as images that fall under prohibition, just as still pictures are prohibited.

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    • I have the fatwa of Shaykh Muqbil concerning pictures or television (excerpt) :

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    • The second Fitnah (evil trial, mischief) is the Fitnah of picture making. The callers to Allah’s religion, who take pictures on the Minbars (podiums, speaking stands) – a caller to Islam, maa shaa’ Allah, saying to the people, “O people! You must adhere to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)! Stick to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).” Yet, he is disobeying the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). And the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) commanded ‘Aliyy to not leave any grave elevated except that he level it, nor any picture except that he erase it. The word picture (in this hadeeth) comes in the indefinite form in a manner of negation. Therefore it includes every type of picture. Then after that the person comes to us with a Fatwa (religious verdict) from the noble Shaykh (so-and-so) saying that he permitted that a person be filmed on television and that a person be filmed on video for the sake of Da’wah (Islamic propagation) to Allah. We are not disorganized in the religion of Allah.

      And the Lord of Might says in His Noble Book,

      “And the help only comes from Allah.”

      We are not able to manifest anything for the Da’wah if Allah does not want it. And Allah will never manifest anything for us unless we are upright and adherent to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). O free is Allah of any imperfection! The student of knowledge is upon something extremely dangerous.

      Don’t you know that Allah, Who is free of imperfections and Most High, says,

      “And fear Allah and Allah will teach you.”

      And He, the Most High, says,

      “O you who believe, if you fear Allah, He will give you a Furqaan (discernment for judging and separating right from wrong).”

      And Allah, free is He from imperfections, the Most High, says,

      “O you who believe! Fear Allah and believe in His Messenger (Muhammad), and He (Allah) will give you a double share of His mercy, and He will give you a light so that you may walk by it, and He will forgive you.”

      Allah threatens those who deviate among the students of knowledge.

      He says,

      “And if We willed We could certainly take away that which We revealed to you (Muhammad), then you would not find for yourself any guardian against Us.”

      The matter, O my brothers, is being upright. So stand firm and upright for Him (Allah).

      The Lord of Might says in His Noble Book,

      “So stand upright (acting upon the orders of the religion) as you have been commanded.”

      The Fatwa (religious verdict) of Yoosuf Al-Qardhaawee is to be thrown up against the wall (Yoosuf Al-Qardhaawee gave a verdict saying pictures are permissible). And the Fatwa of the Noble Shaykh (so-and-so), who gave the Fatwa saying that filming pictures is permissible on the television also is to be thrown up against the wall. Why? Listen to the statement of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) when he entered into the apartment of ‘Aa’ishah and she had covered a little room of hers with a curtain that contained pictures.

      So the Prophet refused to enter and he said,

      “O ‘Aa’ishah! Verily the severest of the people in punishment on the Day of Resurrection will be those who made these pictures.”

      Some people say, “Those who make the pictures or the photographer, he is the sinner.”

      Yet you went to him so that he could take your picture and you allowed it.

      And the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,

      “Whoever among you that sees an evil, let him change it with his hand, and if he is not able, then with his tongue, and if he is not able, then with his heart, and that is the weakest of faith.”

      And Al-Imaam Ahmad reported in his Musnad from Jaabir (radiallaahu ‘anhu) that the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) entered the Ka’bah and found pictures on the walls. So he called for some water and a rag (to wash them away). This proves that they were not three-dimensional (i.e. statues). Also, the hadeeth of the curtain proves that they were not three-dimensional images (i.e. statues). In the two Saheehs it is related from a hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah (radiallaahu ‘anhu) from the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) regarding what he narrated from his Lord (that Allah said),

      “And who does a greater wrong than the one who goes and creates like My creation. So let them create a speck of dust or let them create a seed or let them create a grain of barley.”

      Also in the Jaami’ of At-Tirmithee in a hadeeth from Abu Hurayrah it is reported that the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,

      “A neck will come out of the Fire (of Hell) and it will have two eyes to see with and two ears to hear with and a tongue that speaks. So it will say, ‘Verily I have been made responsible for dealing with three: with every arrogant, stubborn person, and whoever took another god along with Allah, and those who made pictures.’”

      In the Saheeh of Al-Bukhari it is reported that the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) cursed the picture makers. And you are a partner with him (in this) because you approved of it. Rather, you gave him the authority to take your picture. Something else remains, and that is that the person may say, “(What about) The pictures that are on the money?” The pictures that are on the money, this is from the boasting of the kings and the presidents. It is not a proof. However, if you fear for your money then take it, and the sin is upon whoever forced you to this (i.e. use money with pictures of people on it).

      Likewise is the matter of the identification card and the driver’s license and the passport and other things from the matters. The sin is upon whoever has compelled you to do this if you are forced. A student of knowledge wrote to me during these days – may Allah reward him with good – saying, “I want to come to seek knowledge with you but I think that pictures are forbidden and I feel that I am not forced to do this, for verily it is possible for me to seek knowledge in my land.” So I responded to him by saying that he was right, may Allah reward him with good. This is the matter.

      So concerning the picture, do not take a picture except for a matter that is a dire necessity in which you fear that something will happen to you, or your wealth or your honor that you cannot bear. Then after that, be sure, be sure, be sure, that if America and Russia said, “The earlobe of the person should be photographed instead of the complete photograph of the person,” then they (the Muslims) would certainly say that with them. They rush to follow behind America and Russia. And these pictures, they say that it is possible that they look alike. Yes, it is possible that pictures look similar. A person informed me, who works at the Immigration office (in Yemen), he said, “How many criminals who have a beard, and then they shave off their beard, and they return (here to Yemen) and we are not even aware of it, O Allah, unless the name is the same (i.e. in their documents). So we remain in doubt about the guy and in an investigation with him. And if he is persistent we say maybe it is not him. Sometimes the person may take out the picture and put another picture in its place, and this happens.” And Allah is the One Who is sought for help.

      Then, after that, there is the spy. He comes to the Islamic countries with a diplomatic briefcase. He does not come as a poor person, in the appearance of an impoverished man, in the appearance of a student of knowledge, in the form of one who is barely living adequately. He comes with a diplomat’s briefcase. He does not come in this fashion. So O our brothers! The Muslim rulers have begun rushing behind America, Russia and the enemies of Islam.

      We ask Allah to correct them and to guide them. We must make Du’aa (supplication) for them (the Muslim rulers) to be made righteous and to be guided. We have mentioned two corruptive evils from the evils of television. What remains is that some of them want to make their position seem right by using a hadeeth in the Saheeh of Al-Bukhari, that the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,

      “Except for a design in a garment.” (1)

      This statement of his, “Except for a design in a garment” may have different meanings. Is this statement truly attributed to the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). I will mention to you the story (around this narration). It is that one of the Companions narrated to his brothers that the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,

      “The angels do not enter a house that contains a dog or a picture.”

      Then he became sick and they (his brothers) visited him and found pictures on the walls (in his house). And they said, “Glory be to Allah! You told us before that the Angels do not enter a house which contains a dog or a picture, then (you have) these pictures!” Then a friend of his said to them, “Didn’t you all hear? He said, ‘Except for a design in a garment.’” This could mean that it was from the statement of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and it could mean that it was not from his statement. This is one thing. It could also carry the meaning of being a design in a garment such as trees and from those things that do not have a soul. So it (allowed pictures that) would be things such as trees and from those things that do not have a soul.

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    • Shaykh Saalih Al-Fowzaan Appears On TV, So Does He Believe Video Recordings Are Permissible?
      Posted on May 26, 2013 by admin

      In the Name of Allaah…

      Some people have assumed that since Shaykh Saalih al-Fowzaan, one of today’s leading Islamic scholars, appears on TV, then he must have changed his views on videography (recording video images) and even still photography as well.

      The shaykh (may Allaah preserve him) has been approached and asked about this concern more than once. He was asked once:

      What is the ruling on videography? And how should we respond to those who say you consider it permissible based on your appearances on TV and on the Majd Channel?

      The shaykh replied:

      Subhaan Allaah (Glorified be Allaah)! I have allowed this?! Regarding the (TV) appearances, then I have not sought to appear (on TV). Rather, they came out and attended the masjid. They recorded the lecture and the attendees. They are the ones who did that, without seeking permission or consultation. I have not allowed this, nor am I pleased with it for anyone.

      They also recorded Ibn Baaz, may Allaah forgive (them), while he was not pleased with it and warned against it. They come to events and gatherings and record, and the images appear on TV. Does this mean that Shaykh Ibn Baaz allowed tasweer (recording images)? In no way whatsoever! He died on the position that images, in all of their various forms, are impermissible.

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  12. pls I am still waitn for the article on ablution

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    • There is a long article on the site “troid dot ca”. It is very long, if you visit there, you would find comprehensive but I will just the ablution here.

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    • Intention (not to be pronounced), bismillah .
      Wash your palm x3
      Rinse and Sniff your nose with the same handful of water x1, x2, or x3
      Wash your right hand from the palm to the elbow x1, x2, or x3. Similarly left hand.
      Wipe your head from the front to the back, and take it back to the front with, and then your ear (with the same handful of water x1.
      Wash your legs (starting with right).
      And you proclaim the Shahadatain.

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  13. pls is there any time interval for a married couple to have their children. I mean what yearly gap can be assigned for giving birth in Islam?

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  14. pls what is Arabic word giving to the following
    1. association or elegbe
    2. questions
    3. answers
    4. debate
    5. freedom
    6. happiness
    7. sadness
    8. evidence
    9. investigation
    10. development

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  15. pls I need answers to my questions sir. may Allah reward u

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  16. Pls help me wt my questions above. May Allah reward u

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  17. Salam Alaik

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  18. How is it describe in Kitabul Wasuna to seek for forgiveness.

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  19. pls d issue of usin ur kneel to greet ur parent is it bad

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  20. Jami ibn Ahmad

    What’s the islamic ruling on the celebration of convocation in universities? Pls, reply as soon as possible.

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  21. sefiu ajagbe

    Assalaam alaikum, pls there is someone who borrowed a loan from bank that involve interest. It happened that this man died before he paid off the loan. Can someone help the deceased to pay off the loan?

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    • wa alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullaah

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    • Response is coming soon.

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    • The question was answered was given to Abu Ibeji (حفظه الله ) by a brother and he answered (in my words and understanding) this way:

      We can pay the exact amount the person borrowed before his death but we should not pay the interest on it. If it happened in place where Allah’s legislation is being used, the govt would not allow it.
      But another thing that should be noted is the fact that banks don’t give out a loan without a collateral agreed upon by the deceased and the bank. It could have been that the deceased used his house a collateral, thereby creating problems for his living ones among his family. And even at that, it is still Haram to pay off anything that is out of the exact money borrowed.

      If you need the audio of the answer to your question, kindly let us know.

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  22. is there a name like abdulRasheed pls. its urgent.

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  23. what is Islamic view on circumcision of female child?

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  24. ibn abdullahi

    pls i need a candid
    dalleel in fatwa of
    ustaz muhammed
    alliy about not using
    spoon for eating food
    because it has caused
    alot of problen and
    misunderstanding
    among those we still
    recognised as al
    sunnah in our
    society… Some said
    we can use it seens
    there is no delleel
    which forbid using of
    spoon for eating
    besides uztaz alliy said
    we can use it for
    drinkin water an so on
    which doesn’t have
    delleed too, although i
    heard about ustauz’s
    ALQOR which he said
    rosullu muhammed
    {S.A.W} said “who
    ever lic his three finger
    after the meal have a
    favour” [plz correct
    me if i misqouate him,
    jazakum-llahu ayran]
    then ustaz said how
    do we expect a favour
    from lickin a spoon
    as its wasn’t part of
    what rosullu [S.A.W]
    said… Plz correct any
    of my mistake in this
    write up because i am
    not perfect at all.
    Plz i need ustaz
    muhammed alliy’s
    phone number.

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  25. Abdulmuqodeem Adejumo Adebisi

    Asalam alaequm waramotulahi wabaraqatu to all brothers on these site, my question is this ,what is the ukmu for a man of which a woman that is not his mah’ram just touch or hold behind

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    • Wa alaikum as salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

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    • Since the man was held or touched from behind, that means he did not about it. There is no sin on him.
      If the woman did it intentionally, the sin is on her.
      But in order to prevent all this, islam has taught us to avoid free mixing of opposite sexes that are strangers to one another.

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  26. Adam

    I am muslim but people want me to hate islam, like @salafing he said television, image is bidiah, then you are usin internet, phone and audio visua, it’s prophet muhammed use it and you are using it

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    • My brother you need to learn Islam so as to save yourself and those near to you.

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    • And you have to understand what we are preaching because it seems that you don’t understand. The A to Z on this website does not preach that image or television is bidah. This is just to first clear your misconception.

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    • And no matter what people do to you, you must not have an atom (or even smaller) of hatred for Islam. If anyone does something you do not understand, and the person attaches his doing to Islam, you have to ask him why he does so. If he tells the reason with evidence from Quran and Sunnah, whether you like it or not, you must not hate it. This is because those who hate what Allah has revealed to His Messenger are not muslims (even though they might attach themselves to Islam).

      We will be happy if Allah uses us for you to understand Islam. We too have not stopped to learn Islam. Everyone of us has to be flexible to the truth whenever it reaches us. May Allah not mislead us after He has put us on the straight path.

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  27. Olayiwolabubakr@yahoo.com

    Assalamualaikum, please y don’t upload any video since

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