Definition of Salafi by Shaykh Uthaymeen

by Sheikh Ibn Al-Utaymeen Yarhamahu Allah (May Allah have mercy on him) From his book, “Liqaa-al-Baab al-Maftooh”, Q # 1322 Muhammad Salih Ibn al-Uthaymeen said: “Salafiyyah is following the way of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) and his Sahabah for they are our Salaf (predecessors) who preceded us, so following them is Salafiyyah. As for […]

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Who is it that will lend to Allah a beautiful loan???

That is a successful trade, O Abu Ad-Dahdah! Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that `Abdullah bin Mas`ud said, “When this Ayah, [مَّن ذَا الَّذِى يُقْرِضُ اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا فَيُضَاعِفَهُ لَهُ] (Who is he that will lend Allah handsome loan: then (Allah) will increase it manifold to his credit (in repaying),) was revealed, Abu Ad-Dahdah Al-Ansari said, […]

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Fiqh: Sawm or Siyaam (Fasting) Part 1: The Virtues and Benefits of Fasting

1. Definition   The Literal meaning of Sawm is to restrain oneself from something. For example, Allaah tells us in the Quran that Maryam said, “…Verily! I have vowed a fast unto ar – Rahmaan [the Most Beneficent (Allaah)]….” [1]   The fast here means to be silent, that is, to abstain from speaking. Islamically, Sawm means […]

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