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اتَّبِعُواْ مَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكُم مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُواْ مِن دُونِهِ أَوْلِيَاء
قَلِيلاً مَّا تَذَكَّرُونَ
Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord, and follow not any protectors, besides Him. Little do you remember!
[Al-A’raaf 7:3]

وَالسَّابِقُونَ الأَوَّلُونَ مِنَ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ وَالأَنصَارِ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُم بِإِحْسَانٍ رَّضِيَ اللّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُواْ عَنْهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي تَحْتَهَا الأَنْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أَبَدًا ذَلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ
And the first to embrace Islaam of the Muhaajiroon and the Ansaar and also those who followed them exactly, Allaah is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein forever. That is the supreme success.
[At-Tawbah 9:100]

Welcome to our website where we wish to accurately present referenced statements of the Salafee scholars, following the Qur’aan and Sunnah and the way of the Companions.

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N.B.: ittibaa.com has been down for a while due to technical problems. However it is now up and running again, and I will inshaaAllaah gradually repost all the audios and articles available previously (trying to focus on Ramadaan initially).

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The Rites of Hajj and Umrah

Based on the book by Sh al-Albaanee, presented by Abu Talhah (rahimahumAllaah):

Umrah:

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Hajj:

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Sharh-us-Sunnah – Differing in Matters of Fiqh and Blind Following

Sh-S 01 differing and following the evidence

From Sh Fawzaan’s explanation of Sharh-us-Sunnah by Imaam al-Barbahaaree:

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…as for it being said that ‘we will gather together upon what we agree about and as for what we disagree about then we’ll just pardon each other’.  This is something impossible if it refers to differing in `aqeedah.  However if it is differing in the matter of fiqhand matters of questions of fiqh which are possible can be this way or that way, then that may be allowable, even though even there what is still obligatory is following the evidence even in matters of fiqh.  He the Most High said:

 فَإِن تَنَازَعْتُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى اللّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ

So if you differ about anything then refer it back to Allaah and to the Messenger

Sooratun-Nisaa (4), aayah 59

[Translated by Abu Talhah rahimahullaah]

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Usool-uth-Thalaathah Audios (11-20)

Lesson 11:  The Proof for Alliance and Dissociation

(And the proof is His saying, He the Most High: You will not find a people who truly believe…)

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Lesson 12:  Al-Haneefiyyah (The Straight and True Religion)

(Know, may Allaah direct you to obedience to Him…)

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Lesson 13: The Greatest Matter Commanded by Allaah is Tawheed

(And that is what Allaah commanded the whole of mankind with…)

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Lesson 14: The Most Serious Thing which Allaah Forbade is Shirk

(And the most serious thing which He forbade is shirk…)

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Lesson 15: The Definition of Shirk; The First Fundamental Principle: Knowledge and Awareness of Allaah

(And it is to call upon other than Him along with Him…)

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Lesson 16: My Lord is Allaah…He is the One Whom I worship and there is no other whom I worship besides Him

(So if it said to you, “Who is your Lord?”…)

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Lesson 17: The Signs of Allaah

(And everything besides Allaah is a created being…)

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Lesson 18: Proof for Allaah’s Lordship and His Sole Right to all Worship

(And the proof is His saying, He the Most High: And from His signs are the night and the day…)

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Lesson 19: More Proof for Allaah’s Lordship and His Sole Right to all Worship

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Lesson 20: The Lord is the One Who is Worshipped; The Meaning and Types of Worship

(And Ar-Rabb (the Lord) is the One Who is worshipped…)

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Chapters from the Life of the Messenger

 Al-Fusool fee Seerat-ir-Rasool (sallAllaahu’alaihiwasallam) – 
by al-Imaam, al-Haafiz, Ismaa’eel ibn ‘Umar ibn Katheer al-Qurashee [701 – 774H]

 

These audio lessons are a translation of the above book by the famous scholar Ibn Katheer,  along with side points  discussing  the authenticity of the narrations mentioned, as well as other beneficial narrations. An extremely valuable resource given the lack of authentic material on the subject of the life of our beloved Prophet (sallAllaahu’alaihiwasallam).
Translated by Abu Talhah Dawud ibn Ronald Burbank.
All lectures have been uploaded with the permission of the translator.

 

The distinctive Characteristics of the book ‘Al-Fusool’:

1) The book is divided into two parts:
The First Part: The Seerah of the Messenger and his military expeditions.
The Second Part: The Signs of his Prophethood, his characteristics, and the things
particular to him.

2) This book is not an abridgement of, or an extraction from ‘al-Bidaayah wan-

Nihaayah’, but rather it is an independent book that stands on its own merit. The
author compiled it from the works of the fine scholars who preceded him.

3) Despite its small size it is replete with information; it is comprehensive and

beneficial.

4) It is simple in its style.


5) It narrates events and occurrences in sequence.


6) Ibn Katheer took benefit from the previous works, but he avoided reports with

weak chains of narration. He sometimes mentions them, however, and then draws
attention to them, or he criticizes them. 
(Taken from the Introduction to the book)

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Lesson 1 – Introduction to the Seerah; The Prophet’s Lineage (sallAllaahu’alaihiwasallam)

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Lesson 2 – His Birth (sallAllaahu’alaihiwasallam)

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Lesson 3 – Prophethood

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Lesson 4 – The Hijrah (migration) to Abyssinia

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How quickly man forgets Allaah’s blessings upon him

The scholar  Abdur Rahmaan ibn Nasir as Sa’dee rahimahullaah said about the statement of Allaah, the Most High:

<<And when some harm touches man, he calls upon his Lord repentantly.
Then when He bestows a blessing upon him from Himself, he forgets that which he was supplicating about beforehand and he sets up rivals along with Allaah.>>
(Soorah az Zumar (39) aayah 8)

He, the Most High, informs (us) of His generosity to His servant, and His fine treatment and goodness to him – and how little is the gratitude of His servant.

And that when harm touches him, by way of illness or poverty or falling into difficulty at sea or other than that (and) that he knows that none can save him in this situation except Allaah, then he calls upon Him beseeching (Him) and turning in repentance; and he seeks rescue from Him for the removal of that which has befallen him and he implores (Him) in that.

Then when He bestows a blessing – (meaning) Allaah

a blessing upon him from Himself – in that He takes away the harm and distress that he had

he forgets that which he was supplicating about beforehand –  meaning: he forgets that harm about which he had called upon Allaah; and he continues as if no harm had afflicted him and he persists upon his shirk.

(Tayseer ul Kareem ir Rahmaan of as Sa’dee rahimahullaah, translated by Nasser ibn Najam)

The wisdom behind the sending of the Messengers

With regards to the hikmah behind the sending of the Messengers,
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al ‘Uthaymeen rahimahullaah
states:

So a messenger was sent to every nation from the time of Nooh up till the time of our Prophet Muhammad sall Allaahu‘alaihi wa
sallam.

And the hikmah behind the sending of the Messengers was:

a) to establish the proof. He, the Most High, said:

Messengers as bearers of good tidings and warners in order that mankind
should have no plea against Allaah after the coming of the
Messengers…
Soorah an Nisaa (4) aayah 165

b) as a mercy – as per His statement, He the Most High:

And We did not send you except as a mercy to all
creation.
Soorah al Anbiyaa (21) aayah 207

c) to make clear the path leading to Allaah, the Most High – because
the person does not know what Allaah has made obligatory in a detailed manner
except through the path of the Messengers.

(Al qawl ul mufeed (1/27 to 28) of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al
‘Uthaymeen rahimahullaah, translated by Nasser ibn Najam)

Causes for a decrease in eemaan

With regards to the person’s eemaan decreasing, Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al ‘Uthaymeen rahimahullaah states:

Then know that the decrease in eemaan is of two types:

The first: the decrease which a person can do nothing about, such as the decrease in the deen of a woman through leaving off the prayer during the days of her menstrual period.

So for certain she has no choice in this. Rather if she wished to offer her prayer (during this time) so that her eemaan would not decrease, it would be said to her:

This is certainly something forbidden for you, and if you were to pray it would surely make your eemaan more deficient!

Therefore this is a deficiency which the person can do nothing about and is not to be blamed for because they have no choice in this matter, without exception.

And for example that a person dies whilst being young. So his eemaan is deficient relative to one whose life is prolonged because for the one whose life is prolonged, his eemaan increases and his actions increase. So he can do nothing about this decrease, so without exception, he is not to be blamed for it.

The second: a decrease through the choice of the person. And this is divided into two types:

If the basis of it is committing a sin or leaving off an obligation, then he is to be blamed for it and he commits a sin through it.

And if his decrease is through leaving off a voluntary act which is not obligatory then he is not to be blamed for it with a blame by which he is deemed to have committed a sin, even though it is upon a person to strive upon righteous action.

(Quoted in Mu’jam at Ta’reefaat p79 to 80, translated by Nasser ibn Najam)