Refutation of Yasir Hanafi regarding the permissibility of wiping over cotton/woollen socks

Assalamu Alaikum,

I did this refutation in order to clarify that wiping over the cotton/wollen socks is a legitimate Fiqh position contrary to what Yasir Al Hanafi and his likes say. Likewise, in Trinidad there is a Fatwa by the daruloloom (Trinidad) wherein they deem one’s prayer invalid if one were to pray behind someone who wipes over the nylon or cotton socks

Part 1:

https://app.box.com/s/nylyinpky8uyy4x76l7izc3bfw64jml9

Part 2:

https://app.box.com/s/w17x12y0nu4m0xr9cc8kgjhm4y3e2ev9

Poem against Anti-Black racism

Assalamu Alaikum,

This poem is called “Raising the status of the Africans” which is based upon a book by Imam As Suyuuti. I composed it because there is a lot of anti-black racism in the Muslim community. Hence, in these lines I made mention of the contributions of Africans to Islam the world over.

https://app.box.com/s/aaqhby594tj3jec876e47rwxul4ncrv2

Hamza Yusuf in a nutshell and racism.

Well in a nutshell in case we forgot:

Hamza Yusuf is a Sufi, Ashari, promoter of Shirk (Qaseedah Burdah) and Bid’ah in the West who said that the most sacred place on earth is the grave of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم). He is also an extreme Muqallid of the Maliki madhab and associates with the likes of Habeeb Jifri; who calls to the worship of graves and shrines and the likes of them. That should be enough for us to be outraged, to distance ourselves from him and to warn others from his misguidance.

His comments regarding the struggles of African Americans also shows his extreme ignorance regarding the political, social and economic history of the United States as it relates to African descendants. Making foolhardy and rash statements that satisfy the white political oligarchy as well as many Muslim American immigrants who wish not to associate with the lower echelons of American society is not from the Sunnah. Rather the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) addressed it head on without any room for interpretation.

For the record the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: “Upon you is to hear and obey even if it is an Ethiopian slave as if his head is (dark) like a raisin.”

Some foolish orientalists have interpreted this statement as one of racism. However, this is how he chose to address the Arabs as they disliked those of African descent. So he demonstrated that one’s skin colour was not a deficiency.

He also said to Abu Dharr when he called Bilaal the son of a black woman: “Did you find deficiency in him because of his mother. Verily you are a man who has Jaahileeyah (pre-islamic ignorance).”

He also said as narrated in Adab Al Mufrad by Imam Al Bukhari: “Whoever takes pride in his ancestry then let him bite unto the private part of his father.”

He also said: “There is no preference of an Arab over a non Arab or a white over a black…”

Hence, unlike the soft and tamed responses of many Muslims toward Hamza’s remarks (and racism in general) the Prophetic methodology was to take this matter head on in the face of those who have racism within their hearts. He also said as narrated in Saheeh Muslim:

“Three things from Jaahileeyah (pre-islamic ignorance) would remain in my Ummah. Taking pride in one’s lineage, cursing those of others and Niyahah (screaming and ripping off clothes at the death of someone).”

Hence, the one who is racist is not only ignorant but has an aspect of pre-islamic ignorance. The phrase Jahileeyah affected the companions so much that the great Sahabee, Abu Dharr, upon hearing the statement of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) went to Bilaal, put his head to Bilaal’s feet, apologized and asked Bilaal to stamp on his head.

But to Hamza racism is just another sign of ignorance which in itself proves the extent of his ignorance regarding Islam’s stance on racism.

And for the information of those out there who don’t know there were many Africans (yes black people) who played a very important role in early Islam. Just to name a few:

Bilaal Al Habashi, the first Mu’addhin.

Summayah the first matyr of Islaam

Najashi, the king of Ethiopia and his priests.

Mahajja the first matyr of Badr.

Bareerah who was freed by ‘Aisha.

Umm Barakah the first one who nursed the Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) after his mother died.

Aslam the servant of ‘Umar Ibn Khattab.

Zaid Ibn Aslam who was one of the narrators of Muwatta’

Sa’eed Ibn Jubair who was seen as the most knowledgeable of the Tabi’een.

‘Ataa Ibn Rabaah who was a scholar of Tafseer.

Usama Ibn Zaid who led Muslim armies at 17 years old after the death of the Prophet.

Wahshi who killed Musailamah Al Kaddhab.

Naafi’ the servant of Ibn ‘Umar who brought to us the two recitations of Qaaloon and Warsh.

And there are many more who I didn’t mention and are found in a book called the raising of the status of Africans (Arabs used to refer to all Africans as Ethiopians) by Imam As Suyooti.

The Sahabah didn’t see race as an issue. Africans, as is observed by the list I wrote here, were prominent in the intellectual, political and social development of the early Islam. The likes of this took place with Malcolm X in the 1960s who by Allah’s will made Islam a household name and even presented it as a solution to America’s racial problems!

It is disturbing to see that in 2016, almost 50 years after the assassination of brother Malcolm that immigrant Muslim Americans have compressed themselves into a bubble wherein they boisterously applaud their ambivalence and nonchalance regarding the struggles of those who were pivotal in the development and existence of Islam in the U.S.

Sadly enough, amidst this ambivalence and nonchalance all and sundry cry foul when Trump is selected!

SMH!

#RIS2016

 

 

 

Why Alleppo?

A lot of us are shocked and saddened at the atrocities going on in Alleppo currently. Thousands of people have been barrel bombed and are currently being massacred on site by Shia militias from both Iran and Hizbullah (something which Unitarians like the Ikhwaan Ul Muslimeen don’t want us to acknowledge). But what is the reason why the Ummah is so weak and impotent that military aid is not forthcoming from the Ummah?

Again we have to look at the Hadeeth of the Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said regarding this:

1. The Hadeeth in Abu Dawud wherein he said: “If you trade in ‘Eeenah (a type of interest), and hold unto the tails of cattle and become pleased with farming and leave off Jihaad (fighting for the sake of Allah according to how he has legislated) then Allah would bring humiliation upon you and he would not remove it until you return to your religion.”

In this Hadeeth you have 5 major points:

(1) The Muslims would engage in widespread major and minor sins and would employ trickery to make it seem that they are blameless in doing such.

(2) The Muslims would hold stringently unto the life of this world and would forget the hereafter.

(3) The Muslims would leave off acts of obedience and from these acts is legislative Jihaad (not the ISIS, Al Qaeeda suicide bomber, killing innocent people type).

(4) That humiliation and its removal of it is in the hands of Allah. And the reasons for such humiliation has been elaborated upon in points 1,2 and 3.

(5) That the means to remove such humiliation is by returning to the religion. By doing acts of obedience, staying away from acts of disobedience and directing one’s life to the hereafter rather than this world.

The second Hadeeth which is in Abu Dawud states:

“… (Allah) will put into your hearts Wahn (weakness). The companions asked: “And what is weakness?” He (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: “Love of this world and hate of death.”

This demonstrates our weakness in military prowess. During and after the Prophet’s death the Sahabah faced armies that were far more militarily advanced than themselves. In the battle of Badr the Quraish had far more weaponry and personnel. So to in the battles against Persia, the Eastern Roman Empire and the Visigoths of Spain. But the difference was that they had Imaan, righteous deeds and hearts that were directed toward the hereafter rather than this world.

 

Another thing also we have to stop this narrative of “they”. We often hear that “they” are suffering in Palestine or “they” are suffering in Alleppo or “they” are suffering in Burma. No, we are all suffering in Palestine, Alleppo, Burma, Kashmir etc. But what do we have to do? What is the solution?

Do we protest on the street?

Do we go to Syria to join the Cartoon Caliphate of ISIS?

Do we go and speak ill of our Muslim rulers?

No, rather what we have to do is be better Muslims, every single one of us and that is the first step to victory as a people. Secondly I ask that Allah ta’ala brings one united voice among the current Muslim rulers either to defend those who are being oppressed or direct stern words toward their oppressors.

Lastly, this is not new to the Ummah. The Crusaders filled the streets of Jerusalem with blood, the Tatars filled the streets of Baghdad with blood and now the Nusairis and Shi’a are filling the streets of Alleppo with blood. The challenge is will our current response be that of Salahudeen Al Ayyubi and Ibn Taymeeyah or would it simply be protests, consolations and blame directed to our rulers (which is against the creed of Ahlus Sunnah)?

 

Long Hiatus.

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah,

I know it has been quite a long while since I have written however by Allah’s will our brothers and sisters would benefit from a treatise regarding how the people of innovation should be dealt with. The treatise is based on quotes from the Salaf, the scholars of the middle period and the scholars of this time. And although it was written about 3-4 years ago and shown to Shaikh Abul Yamaan, I had to make amendments to it because of what is obvious from extremism and leniency regarding this matter.

As a reminder, I urge the brothers to make effort regarding that which would benefit them and to disregard those who thrive upon mischief. Likewise, if one makes a mistake and does not show partisanship toward it, let us correct it with the best of manners rather than resorting to immature schoolboy tactics which are a fixture of tabloid magazines worldwide. Verily, the great scholar of the Salaf, Ibn Mubarak said:

“We are more in need of a small amount of manners than a great amount of knowledge.”

May Allah benefit us with beneficial knowledge, righteous actions and a good end.

 

Treatise on Imaan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

This is a small treatise regarding the issue of those who leave off all actions/ never did any actions. May Allah bring blessing through this work and may he make it a means of gaining his pleasure and forgiveness to myself, those who read it and those who spread it.

Link: Disbelief of the one who leaves off all actions.

A poem rebuking the slanderers.

Assalamu Alaikum,

Now, some people who read this will find my language sarcastic, somewhat emotional and totally offensive hence if there are any SPUBS fanatics out there who read my posts I recommend that you shy away from the following poem below.

It is entitled: Dammaj without the “Hajawirah” according to SPUBS. (Adapted and taken from their many posts on Manhaj.com regarding Sh. Yahya Al Haajoori)

Dammaj according to fanatics was a holy place

Where an orgy of exaggeration and blasphemy took place

Shaikh Yahya was seen as a creature divine

His words so holy and his demenour sublime

As good as the Salaf, possibly even the Sahabah

Dammaj to them is similar to Makkah

But the Shee’ah brought to them the wrath of Allah

Now the Gemeni Star’s party is over

So Dammaj now will be a better place

Wherein Yahya’s followers occupy no space

Now ‘Adeni and friends need not have any fear

As they can now occupy Shaikh Muqbil’s chair

There is nothing more harmful as the Hajawirah neither

Dammaj is in better hands under the Raafidah Shee’ah

Although Hussein and Ali will openly be adored

It’s not compared to how students made Haajoori their Lord

So return to Dammaj, Haajoori is out of sight

It was a place of Bid’ah superstitions and fright

Now the have carried their bandwagon to Hudeidah

But Haajoori may not keep others safe from his Fitnah.

Although our silence is deafening to the ears.

We have been vindicated so we cry no tears

And make sure you listen to the speakers we feature

And empty your pockets at the end of the lecture

N.B: I hope that all of you fools from SPUBS got your wish. Shaikh Yahya has left Dammaj and it is safe for you and your gang to join the Shee’ah and the world powers behind them in their celebration. Imagine these people who call themselves “Salafis” have not uttered a word regarding this travesty for the past few days but yet when the fitnah occurred they were updating their posts to keep others informed about the supposed innovations that Shaikh Yahya did.

May Allah give these lying Hizbees what they deserve.