The 4 Pillars of Qadr
Question 1: Shiekh what’s the best way to practice the aqeedah of ahlus sunnah in the west if you can't afford to make hijrah? Please advise.
Answer 1: The best way is to find like-minded people, establish your salatul jumu'ah. Shaikh established his own masjid in UK
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Question 2: Assalamualaikum Shaikh Faisal. I once prayed in a Saudi Salafi masjid in Philadelphia and I saw most people wagging their finger during the tashahud, is this the right way to pray?
Answer 2: Waging of the finger in tashahud is one of the hallmark of the madkhali.
Imam Nawawi mentions in the Majmu‘ (3.454) from Abu Dawud and others with a sound chain of narrators on the authority Abdullah Ibn Az-Zubayr, that he described the prayer of the Prophet (SAW) by saying, “He would point with his finger while supplicating without moving it.” As for what is present in the narration that mentions, that he (SAW) “used to move it”, the expression, “move it is an unreliable anomalous (Ar. shadhdh) narration because the narrator who relates [this Hadith] on the authority of the Companion Wael Ibn Hujr (RA) contradicts everyone else who narrated from him.
Al-bani brought up this, Iman nawawi flushed this down the drain, this is not from the sunnah, the narrator contradicts everyone else. They are so jahil, they don’t even know how to pray.
Question 3: Sheikh I understand that the Syrian regime is a kafir regime outside of the fold of Islam. But I heard that the brothers in Syria are taking arms from the kafirs who occupy our Holy Land of Palestine. I believe this is a mistake because the Jews are going to take advantage of this opportunity and try to expand their state or their influences, so that they will start to control Syria and Egypt. What is your opinion inshaAllah.
Answer 3: Necessity knows no law. The Sunnis are being butchered, and the Sunnis of Saudi and Turkey aren’t helping, so they have no choice but to accept the help from the Jews.
Question 4: Assalamu alaikum, can you please ask the sheikh for me, how do we reconcile the Hadith about the Qadar of the time of death can't be changed with the Hadith about the dua for life when it's good and death when it's good?
Answer 4: When you'll die that can be changed. Musa (a.s) punched the angel of death and he was given respite this is due to dua.
It was narrated from Thawban that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Nothing increases one's life span except righteousness and nothing repels the Divine decree except supplication, and a man may be deprived of provision by a sin that he commits."' [Sunan Ibn Majah (Arabic/English), Vol 5, pg224-225, Hadith #4022]
When you die is destiny not predestination.
Question 5: What does one do to cope with grief like is it bad to cry too much over someone’s death isn’t this like wailing and being angry at the qadr of Allah?
Answer 5: You are not supposed to feel guilty if you cry at someone's death; this is nature as long as you are not wailing.Some sahabas cried when their companions died.
Anas bin Malik reported that: The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) entered the room and we accompanied him... And Ibrahim breathed his last. The eyes of Allah's Messenger (S.A.W.) were filled with tears. Abdur Rehman Ibne Auf said: 'you are weeping, O Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.)'. He (S.A.W.) replied: "Ibne Auf, This is mercy". Then he (S.A.W.) said: "Our eyes shed tears and our hearts are filled with grief, but we do not say anything except that by which Allah is pleased. O, Ibrahim we are sorrowful due to your separation." narration has been mentioned in Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abi Dawood and Sunan Ibne Majah: Narrated By Abu Burda: That his father said, "When Umar was stabbed, Suhaib started crying: O my brother! 'Umar said, 'Don't you know that the Prophet said: The deceased is tortured for the weeping of the living?'" [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2, Book 23, Hadith #377]
"It is not legal for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day to mourn for more than three days for any dead person except her husband, for whom she should mourn for four months and ten days." [Bukhari 680, Muslim 1486, Tirmidhi 1199, Ahmed 26816]
Even the rasul cried when Jafar died the rasul (saw) cried for his son when he died too. The dead receives some punishment when you wail for their death, that’s jahiliyya practice.