Sincere Faith

It is reported that Abū Hurayrah – Allāh be pleased with him – said:

Three things are from Imān: when a man has nocturnal emission during a cold night, so he gets up – only Allāh sees him, and has a full wash; when a person fasts on a hot day; and when a man prays in a barren land, where none but Alāh sees him.

Al-Bayhaqī, Shu’ab Al-Īmān article 51


10 Days to Marry

It is reported that ‘Abdullâh b. Mas’ûd – Allâh be pleased with him – said:

If I had ten days left to live, and I knew I would die by the end of them, and I had enough time to get married, I would get married for fear of temptation (fitnah).

Sa’îd b. Mansûr, Al-Sunan article 493.


Umar on obeying the Muslim Ruler

Suwayd b. Ghaflah reports that ‘Umar b. Al-Khattâb – Allâh be pleased with him – once took him by the hand and said:

O Abû Umayah, by Allâh, I know not if we will meet again after today. Fear and obey Allâh your Lord until the Day of Resurrection, as if you see Him, and obey the ruler (imâm) even if he is a cut-nosed Abyssinian slave: if he beats you, be patient; if he robs you, be patient and if he belittles you, be patient. And if he tells you [to do something] to the detriment of your religion (to sin), say: “I hear and obey, [but] my blood goes before my religion.” Never leave the Main Muslim Body (Al-Jamâ’ah).

Ibn Zanjawayh, Kitâb Al-Amwâl article 30; Ibn Abî Zamanîn, Usûl Al-Sunnah article 205 with a slight variation in wording. Also recorded in other collections.

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'Bismillaah' or 'Bismillaah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem'?

'Bismillaah' or 'Bismillaah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem'?



Is the Tasmiyyah (mentioning the Name of Allaah) upon the food that a person says: 'Bismillaah' or that he says: 'Bismillaah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem'?

Allaah's Aid is sought! If you said 'Bismillaah' it is sufficient, and if you said 'Bismillaah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem' then that is not a problem, because the Prophet sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: "O young boy mention the Name of Allaah"[1], and he did not say: 'do not say ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem'. So if you said 'Bismillaah' it is sufficient, and if you said 'Bismillaah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem' then that is not a problem. The Sharee'ah has within it, in a lot of the affairs scope for leeway. The people were with the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam on the farewell Hajj, some of them were pronouncing the Talbiyyah and some of them were pronouncing the Takbeer, and he did not say to the one making Takbeer 'do not make Takbeer', or to the one making the Talbiyyah 'do not make the Talbiyyah'. And this affair is expansive. Ibn 'Umar may Allaah be pleased with him, was from the most ardent of people upon following the Sunnah, and (even) with this he expanded upon the Talbiyyah and he said:
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And none from amongst the Companions forbade him from that, from what we know. Because the affair (here) is expansive, except for the one who supplicates with a supplication that is not pertinent, or supplicates with something that is Haraam, so that is refuted regardless.


[1] Reported by al-Bukhaari (nos. 5376, 5377) in the Book of Foods and Muslim (no.2022) in the Book of Drinks.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Liqaa'at al-Baabil-Maftooh, vol.3, P.523.
Translated by Abu Maryam Taariq bin 'Ali


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