Thursday, 21 November 2019

Shaykh Ahmad bin Hamdan al Hanbali (d.695H)

Allah is not in a place

"The last book for beginners on Usul", authored by Shaykh Ahmad bin Hamdan al Hanbali al Athari 

(Ibn Taymiyyah was 34-35), this scholar was lauded by Ibn Taymiyyah's own students such as As-Safadi (d.764H) as being the Shaykh of the Hanabila, in Usool, hadith (Musnad al Waqt)

[click on image ^ = Enlarge]

Also read:
Ibn Qudamah al-Maqdasi (d.620AH)

(Edited by ADHM)

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Tala’al Badru ‘Alayna-The Full Moon Rose Over us


al-Albaani mentioned in al-Dha`eefah:
“When he (The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم) came to Madeenah, the Women and children began to sing:
Tala`al Badru `Alaynaa (The full moon rose over us)
Min Thaneeyaatil Wadaa` (From the valley of Wadaa` (one of the entrances into Madeenah))
Wajaba-sh Shukru `Alaynaa (Giving thanks is mandatory upon us)
Maa Da`aa Lillaahi Daa` (As long as there is a caller calling to Allaah).”
Ruling: “Dha`eef”

It was reported by Abu al-Hasan al-Khula`eey in “al-Fawaa’id” (2/59) and al-Baihaqee in “Dalaa’il al-Nubuwwah” (2/233), from Fadhal Ibn al-Hibaab who said:
I heard `Ubaidullaah Ibn Muhammad Ibn `Aaishah saying…and he mentioned the Hadeeth.

" The Isnaad of this narration is weak; the narrators are trustworthy, but there are three or more narrators missing from its chain so it is considered “Mu`dhal”.
" [TN: Ibn `Aaishah died in the year 228 AH, and was as such, at least 120 years away from the event of the Hijrah making absolutely clear, the wide broken link between the narrator and the narration.]"

Quote:Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) and others have recorded this narration with a broken chain, as pointed out by ‘Allamah ‘Iraqi and Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahumallah). (Dalailun Nubuwwah, vol. 5 pg. 266, Al Fawaid of Khila’i, Hadith: 1194. Refer: Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 2191 and Fathul Bari, Hadith: 3925, vol. 7 pg. 261)

*Note: Ibn `Aaishah is one of the Shuyookh (*Teachers) of Imaam Ahmad (and Abd Dawood), and he narrated it through Irsaal (i.e. omitting the names of his teachers). And this is what al-Haafidh al-`Iraaqee mentioned in his checking of “al-Ihyaa’” (2/244).


Quote: "But Ibn al-Qayyim refuted it (i.e. the statement of al-Baihaqee) in “al-Zaad al-Ma`aad” (3/13), saying:
It is a clear conjecture because (the valley) “Thaniyyaat al-Wadaa`” is in the direction of al-Shaam (i.e. to the north of Madeenah); people coming from Makkah to Madeenah do not even see it, and nor does anyone pass through it except those who are going to (or coming from) al-Shaam.” [al-Dha`eefah (2/63)]

Ibn al-Hajar also graded this narration as “Mu`dhal” (weak due to two or three consecutive narrators missing from its chain). [Fath al-Baaree (7/261)]
*Note: He also said: Perhaps it may have happened when the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم returned from the Tabook expedition (Ghazwah).”[Fath al-Baaree (7/262)]
Imam Al-Baihaqi said (in “Dalaa’il al-Nubuwwah”), and from him Ibn Katheer reported it in “al-Bidaayah wal-Nihaayah”, that al-Baihaqi  said: This is how our scholars have reported it, that this was said (by the people of Madeenah), when (the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم) came (to Madeenah) from Makkah; and not when he came to Madeenah through the valley of Wadaa` (after the battle of) Tabook.”
*Also Note: Some historians have said that there are two Thaniyyaat al-Wadaa`”, what is confirmed is the one to the north, in the direction of al-Shaam. But there is dispute regarding the one in the direction of Makkah.

Regardless of which Direction/Valley… 
People of Madeenah CelebratedSang:
Tala’al Badru ‘Alayna” @ The Time of Prophet(s) period!


Narrated Syeduna Anas ibn Malik:  ...The news that Allah's Prophet(s) had come circulated in Medina. The people came out and were eagerly looking and saying "Allah's Prophet has come! Allah's Prophet has come! So the Prophet(s) went on till he alighted near the house of Abu Ayub-al-Ansari....(Part of a longer hadith) [Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 250]
Anas ibn Maalik may Allaah be pleased with him is the same, as he said:
“I walked among the boys, who were saying, 'Muhammad has arrived.' I ran (to see him), but I did not see anything. Then they were saying, 'Muhammad has arrived.' I ran (to see him), but did not see anything ... until Muhammad came along with his companion Abu Bakr. We were at some stony suburbs of Madeenah; then a man from Madeenah sent us to proclaim the arrival of the Prophet’s and his companion to the Ansaar. Around five hundred (500) people from the Ansaar were waiting to welcome them.
The Ansaar said to them, 'You are safe and obeyed. So the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) and his companion came in the middle of their crowd, and the people of Madeenah came out to see him to the extent that the virgins were on top of the roofs to see them, asking, 'Which one is he? Which one is he?' He said, 'We have never seen such a scene before.' Anas ibn Maalik said, 'I saw him [the Prophet] the day that he entered upon us [he came to Madeenah] and the day that he died; I have never seen the people so happy like the day when he came, and I have never seen them so sad like the day that he died.' [Al-Bukhari in At-Taareekh As-Sagheer, and Al-Bayhaqi in Dalaa’il An-Nubuwwah]
Narrated Syedna Al-Bara bin Azib: The first people who came to us (in Medina) were Mus`ab bin `Umar and Ibn Um Maktum who were teaching Qur'an to the people. Then their came Bilal. Sa`d and `Ammar bin Yasir. After that `Umar bin Al-Khattab came along with twenty other companions of the Prophet(s). Later on the Prophet(s) himself (to Medina) and I had never seen the people of Medina so joyful as they were on the arrival of Allah's Apostle, for even the slave girls were saying, "Allah's Apostle has arrived!"
And before his arrival I had read the Sura starting with:-- "Glorify the Name of your Lord, the Most High" (87.1) together with other Surahs of Al-Mufassal. [Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 262]
Narrated Syeduna Anas ibn Malik: When the Apostle of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) came to Medina, the Abyssinians played for his coming due to joy; they played with spears.  [Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 41, Number 4905]

There was an atmosphere of celebration and festival in Medina, the like of which had never been seen before. People lined up on both sides of the road to welcome the coming of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam); Men, women and children joyously greeted the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). All the while, tambourines were being played and the following words were sung: Tala'al-Badru 'alayna, min thaniyyatil-Wada' wajaba al-shukru 'alayna, ma da'a lillahi da'…

Quote: Islam Q&A:

Quote: "They report that when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came to Madeenah, the daughters of al-Najjaar came out with daffs (hand-drums) and sang Tala’a al-Badru ‘alayna min thaniyyat al-Widaa”, and the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to them, “Shake your tambourines, may Allaah bless you.”
*Note Quote: “The hadeeth about women beating the daff on joyous occasions is saheeh, and this was done at the time of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), but it is not known that he said, “Shake your tambourines.”  [End of Quote]

The little girls of Banu Najjar tribe sang the songs of joy and praises of Allah from the roof-tops of their homes. To the accompaniment of tambourines (mizmar), they sang:

Tala’al-Badru ‘alayna
min thanniyatil-Wadaa’i
wajaba al-shukru ‘alayna
ma da’a lillahi daa’i

O the white moon rose over us
From the Valley of Wada’
And we owe it to show gratefulness
Where the call is to Allah

Ayyuh al-mab’uthu fina
ji’ta bi al-amri al-muta’
ji’ta sharrafata al-Madinah
marhaban ya khayri da’

O you who were raised among us
Coming with a work to be obeyed
You have brought to this City nobleness
Welcome! Best call to God’s way.

In other words, they expressed their joy by singing that the full moon has risen from behind the Farewell Mountain Pass and that we are duty-bound to thank Allah as long as the one who calls us to Allah is in our midst and that we present our perfect obedience to you who has been sent to us by Allah.

The above eulogy been reported by Imam Bayhaqi in his Dalaail u'n Nabuwwa, and is engraved on the hearts and minds of Muslims who recite it in the spritual gatherings or Majlis of Mawlid to celebrate the Birthday of Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wassallam).
 It is also reported in Ihya of Imam Ghazali and in Anwaaru'l Muhammadiyah by an-Nabhani.

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Friday, 1 November 2019

Saudi Mawlid

Update: Nov 2019


Islam in Perspective
Prophet’s birthday celebration ‘sinful’
RIYADH: ARAB NEWS | Published — Saturday 3 January 2015

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has warned against celebrating the birthday of the Prophet (peace be upon him), saying that it is a superstitious practice that was illegally added to the religion.
“It is a bida (a sinful religious innovation) that crept into Islam after the first three centuries when the companions and successors of the companions lived.”
Instead, it is obligatory for Muslims to follow the Prophet’s teachings as contained in the Sunnah, the sheikh said in his Friday congregational sermon at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque in Riyadh.
The sheikh said that those who urge others to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet are evil and corrupt.
 “The true love of the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) is manifested by following in his footsteps and supporting his Sunnah ... that is how the love for the Prophet (pbuh) is expressed.”
He said Almighty Allah has said: “Say: ‘If you do love Allah, follow me: Allah will love you and forgive your sins.’” Muslims have a duty to believe in the Prophet (pbuh) as the servant and messenger of Allah, who was sent as a guide to the entire universe, Al-Asheikh said.
It is the duty of Muslims to love and respect him. They should also defend him against those who misinterpret his teachings, the atheists who deny him, and those who abuse or mock him. These are the duties of Muslims who truly love the Prophet (pbuh), the sheikh said.
He said that Almighty Allah states in the Holy Qur’an: “Say: If it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred; the wealth that you have gained; the commerce in which you fear a decline; or the dwellings in which you delight, are dearer to you than Allah, or His messenger, or the striving in His cause, then wait until Allah brings about His decision, and Allah guides not the rebellious.” Here



Saudi Arabia is going to celebrate Mawlid un Nabi this year! 


Saudi Arabia announces an official holiday for all employees in the private and government sectors: (News Saudi Arabia Updated 15 hours ago):
An official holiday for all employees in the Kingdom Saudi Arabia explained that Thursday, November 30, 2017, will be an official holiday for all employees of the private and government sectors on the occasion of the Birth of the Holy Prophet (). On November 30, 12 Rabb'ul Awwal 1439, the birthday of the Prophet, In order to commemorate the birth of the Prophet ().
Each state differs from the other in celebrating the birth of the Prophet ().

The celebration of the birth of the Prophet () is one of the customs inherited between the generations.
Some countries give this day an official holiday to all employees in the private and governmental sectors, In which Muslims exchange congratulations and fasting a number of Muslims in the year of the Prophet Muhammad ().

Translated from Arabic news available at the below linked websites:…/عطلة-رسمية-لكافة-العاملين-بالممل…/…/الملك-سلمان-يعلن-عن-اجازة-لج…/


اجازة رسمية فى السعودية
اليوم اعلنت المملكة العربية السعودية عن منح العاملين فى المملكة والمقيمين فيها عن اجازة فى هذا الشهر وستوافق يوم 30/11/2017 الموافق ل12ربيع الاول 1439 .
موعد اجازة المولد النبوى فى السعودية 
اعلنت المصادر عن ان اليوم الخميس الموافق 30 من نوفمبر سيكون موافقا لمولد خير خلق الله محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم الموافق بالتقويم الهجرى ليوم 12 ربيع الاول فاعلنت المملكة عن ان يوم مولد خلق البرية سيكون اجازة رسمية لجميع العاملين فى المملكة العربية السعودية هذا بالاضافة الى يومى الجمعه والسبت فاصبحت اجازة المولد النبوى 3 ايام.
مراسم الاحتفال بالمولد النبوى فى السعودية 
تختلف مراسم الاحتفال بالمولد النبوى الشريف من بلد الى اخرى وتختلف الاحتفالات على حسب عادات كل دولة ففى مصر تنتشر حلويات المولد النبوى الشريف كمراسم للاحتفالات بداية من اول شهر ربيع الاول وحتى نهاية الشهر اما فى المملكة العربية السعودية فتطلق المملكة الضوء الاخضر من برج الساعه فى السعودية .


I thought you said they where going to Celebrate ‘Mawlid’ ?
Yes I know?
But they decided to:

Yanni live in Jeddah 2017

Published on 30 Nov 2017


Nelly concert in Saudi Arabia

Nelly, famous for his song, "It's getting hot in here, so hot, so take off all your clothes" and man who raps about sex, drugs, drinking, pimping and the gangster lifestyle:

Nelly - Hot In Herre


" One of Nelly's most well-known tracks, Hot in Herre, asks women to take off all their clothes.

“The Dec. 14 concert is part of the Saudi kingdom’s $2.7 billion effort to revamp its moribund entertainment and leisure industries, a small but key element of 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambitious reform and modernization agenda.”

"It's amazing to have your music transcend and be accepted globally, not just by where you come from but also by people who have never met you or seen you before," the 42-year-old Nelly told reporters before his performance.

"This experience is probably bigger for me than it is for you guys, so it feels great to be here," he added.
"The rapper was arrested in October in the United States, in connection with rape allegations brought forward by a college student, which he denied."
Here -Here -Here


John Travolta meets fans in Saudi Arabia to celebrate cinema ban lift


Saudi Arabia: Backlash after women celebrate National Day 
25 September 2017 Here
IN PICTURES: How Saudi Arabia celebrated its 87th national day Here


Published on 24 Sep 2017:


Published on 14 Oct 2013:


Saudi Valentine's Day Not Mawlid!

Saudi cleric endorses Valentine's Day as 'positive event'
Filed on February 15, 2018
A prominent Saudi cleric on Wednesday endorsed Valentine's Day calling it a "positive social event" that was not linked to religion.

The comment from Ahmed Qassim Al Ghamdi, former chief of the religious police in the holy city of Makkah, comes as 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pursues a far-reaching liberalisation drive that has upended years of conservative tradition.

"It is a positive social event and congratulating people for it is not against sharia (law)," Ghamdi told Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television.

"It is an act of kindness to share greetings on Western national and social holidays, including Valentine's Day, exchange red roses with others, as long as it is towards peaceful people who do not share animosity or are being at war with Muslims."

In recent years, Saudi Arabia launched a series of reforms. Prince Mohammed, who has vowed to return the country to "moderate Islam", has further cut back the political role of clerics in a historic reordering of the Saudi state.

Florists openly sold red roses and Valentine's Day memorabilia in cities such as Jeddah on Wednesday.
Al Arabiya English Friday, 16 February 2018
Saudi Arabia citizens celebrate Valentine’s day for the first time

Fashion show in Medina sparks Saudi anger on Twitter
March 7, 2018 at 4:12 am   | Published in: Middle East, News, Saudi Arabia, Twitter Trends

 “Wine has become a mere drink, gambling became a game of luck and singing became an art, bribery became drinking a coffee and promiscuity became civilisation, make up became elegance, nudity became freedom and adultery became a transient relationship?. 
All while the promotion of virtue has become fanaticism and the prohibition of vice has become backwardness. 
Satan has been frank with us, he has given us a fashion show in the city of the Prophet.”
Here  (Twitter: Here)


Muslim cleric deals out the deck at first-ever Saudi Arabia card tournament

Thousands of Saudis flocked to attend the first day of the Baloot Championship on Wednesday, which is offering a total prize of one million Saudi riyals ($270,000) for the top four teams, state-run SPA reported.
The four-day event, which was organised by the General Entertainment Authority, has over 12,000 players taking part in the country's first official card game competition.
Sheikh Adel al-Kalbani, a senior Muslim cleric, attended the opening day of the event – a move likely taken by authorities to dampen criticism from conservatives.
"Unfortunately I don't know how to play Baloot but I wish everyone luck and I hope there is good sportsmanship," Kalbani told players.

Saudi Arabia has kicked off its first-ever card game tournament in the capital Riyadh (Najd-Horn of Satan) with a popular cleric in attendance as authorities try to boost local sports and entertainment.
- Here

Black Panther to become first film shown in Saudi Arabian cinemas in 35 years

According to reports, the Marvel blockbuster will receive a gala premiere in Riyadh on 18 April (2018) as part of a deal done by US theatre chain AMC that will see 40 cinemas open in Saudi cities over the next five years.
Saudi Arabia had some cinemas in the 1970s but its powerful clerics closed them, reflecting rising Islamist influence throughout the Arab region at the time. Here


Saudis flock to ‘Black Panther’ as first public cinema premieres

Video on  FB: Here

RIYADH — Dozens of Saudi families flocked to the movies on Friday for the first time in almost 40 years, two days after US movie giant AMC unveiled the Kingdom’s debut theater in Riyadh.

Tickets for the American superhero movie “Black Panther”went on sale online at midnight for SR75 ($20) and sold out within minutes. Excited cinemagoers posed for selfies in the foyer and stood in line for popcorn.
“It’s like a historical event that happened here,”said Mana, an usher at the movie theater in the King Abdullah Financial District, a new development in northern Riyadh.
Before the main feature, the audience watched a short on the history of film, a clip from a US television interview with Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, and an advertisement for Coca-Cola featuring women driving.
The choice of movie was not random.
“It is the story of a young prince who transforms a great nation,”Adam Aron, chief executive of the theater operator AMC Entertainment Holding said at a VIP screening on Wednesday. “That might sound familiar to a few of you.”

To serve a population of more than 32 million, most of whom are under the age of 30, the authorities plan to set up around 350 cinemas with over 2,500 screens by 2030, which they hope will attract nearly $1 billion in annual ticket sales.Here


Update: Dec 2018

حفل الرياض الدرعي

 Jason Derulo & Enrique Iglesias concert in Riyadh | Saudi Arabia:
In the "Land of Tawheed":


The Police said: (""This is Bidah""):

Update:Oct 2019


Saudi Arabia set for first WWE 
women's wrestling match
The first women's wrestling match in Saudi Arabia takes place on Thursday, as the country takes steps towards relaxing strict rules on entertainment.
The contest, in Riyadh, features WWE stars Natalya and Lacey Evans.
It is not clear whether the wrestlers will be required to "dress modestly", as foreign tourists must do.
Saudi Arabia has attempted to shake off its image as one of the world's most repressive countries for women in recent years by introducing reforms...Here

Horns of Satan 

under the supervision of the Islamic University

(^ Image source: Here)




Why does Saudi Arabia permit celebrating the commemoration of Mu-hammed bin Abdul Wahhaab in a conference, paying hundreds of thousands for it, and it is not allowed for us to celebrate the commemoration of the mawlid of the Messenger of Allah -Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam-?
Who is more deserving of that: the Messenger of Allah -Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam- or Mu-hammed bin Abdel Wahhab?
This is a question that some of the people of knowledge of Damascus ask, please give us an answer.
Answer: Quote: “The week of shaikh Mu-hammed bin Abdul Wahhaab was only an academic conference held in 1400 Hijri, under the supervision of the Islamic University of Imam Mu-hammed bin Sa’ud in Riyadh, it consisted for a number of researches regarding the dawah of Shaikh Mu-hammed bin Abdul Wahhaab in terms of its emergence and its affects, and the doubts created surrounding it with its refutation.
In addition to that, the works of Shaikh Mu-hammed bin Abdul Wahhaab were printed after compiling and organizing it.

The difference between that conference and the celebration of the Prophetic Mawlid is obvious, as the week of shaikh Mu-hammed bin Abdul Wahhaab was not an act of worship itself, what was meant by it is to inform about this dawah and to do justice to its reviver; also, the week of the shaikh does not reoccur or return as is the case with the ones who celebrate the Prophetic Mawlid, tending it every year; while this week was held about a quarter century ago, and has ended.  [Here]

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Quote: "I Celebrated 89th Saudi National Day in Riyadh 

Quote: "Saudi Arabia celebrates Saudi National day on every 23 September. On this day Kingdom of Najd and Hejaz was renamed to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
On Saudi National Day it is celebrated with folklore dances, songs and traditional festivals.
I visited the popular spot of Riyadh that is called Tahliya Street in Olaya.
It was fun, interesting and I enjoyed a lot celebrating Saudi National Day.
And I am thankful to all of the people who were agreed to come on the camera and share the joy."

Najdi Dawah Fatawa:

Quote: "Brothers and Sisters of Islam and those staunch believers of our Najdi Dawah all the above (Saudi Mawlid) is approved & permitted/Halal and there is no Harm in it."

*Ref: [Book:Horn of Satan,Chapter: Najdi Dawah,Vol:1,page 666 by Iblis]

Approved by:


Quote: " We The Most Honorable and Holy wahabiyyah/salafi  Najdis and our shameless admires (ahlehadith & deobandiyyah...etc) 

Detest and Forbid the following...

Do not Visit Prophets Grave!= Bidah/Shirk
Do not Joy or  Celebrate Milad un Nabi = Bidah
Do not Dance like Sufi Raqs or Hadra = Bidah
Do not sing Qasidah Burdah=Shirk
Do not over praise the Holy Prophet(s)=Shirk
Do not make tawassual/wasila/istighatha =Shirk
Do not Face the Grave when saying Dua=Shirk


For those who were unsure and unable to "Authenticate" the above ^[*Ref:] see

By Rayhan Uddin
Published date: 1 November 2019 17:26 UTC | Last update: 2 days 2 hours ago

Saudi Arabia held several spooky events this month as part of it's three-month-long "Riyadh Season", a series of cultural events mostly aimed at tourists.
One event had giant demonic statues floating down the streets of the capital, with techno music blaring and flashing lights.
Quote: "Tickets have sold out for the “The Horror Festival” on its last day. To those who have been, tell us what your opinion on it is? #RiyadhSeason
But many social media users were unimpressed, questioning how a pagan holiday could be celebrated in the birthplace of Islam, using statues that they felt went against Islamic principles:


Quote: "The statues were eventually destroyed, with one Twitter user suggesting that Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman had ordered the demolition.”  
Quote: @3yiet said: It’s really sad to see Saudi Arabia engage in Halloween honestly something I can’t understand not only that but also inviting singers , female boxers it’s a shame to the land of tawheed.”
source/videos: Here 



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