Thursday, February 6, 2014

12 RIE: The Importance Of Intention In Islam {NOVEMBER 17 & 18 2013}



BY Shaikh Abdullah Al Faisal

Edited By Abu Hafiza

- This means those aspects of Islam that you need to know for you to be considered a good Muslim.

- This is knowledge you cannot do without it.


The rasul (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said that actions are by intentions.

Umar ibn al-Khattab said, 'I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW), say, "Actions only go by intentions. Everyone gets what they intend."

[Al-Bukhari (1) and Muslim (1907)]

- The scholars differ in regards this hadith

- The modern day scholars claim that this hadith is talking about acts of Ibadaat like salah, zakat etc

- But the earlier scholars say that this hadith is talking about every action even when you have to eat.

- This is to view of Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (RA); they generalised the hadith

They hanbalis used this hadith: 'each time you go to bed with your wife is charity' as their hujjah for their argument.

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “And in a man’s sexual intercourse (with his wife) there is a Sadaqah (charity)”

(Muslim, 1006)

- They say that if this is an act of charity then you need an intention for the action; but the correct view is that when you have an action that has been classified as an act of ibadat by the rasul then you need an intention for that:

- The hadith means that if a man performs virtuous deed with a good intention his deed will be accepted by Allah and he shall be rewarded for his virtuous deed.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Actions are but by intentions, and each person will have but that which he intended.”

Narrated by al-Bukhaari (1) and Muslim (1907)

- But if another man performs  the same action but with bad intention.

-e.g. to show off or seek fame

- Then his deeds will be rejected by Allah (SWT) and may even be punished for having a bad intention

- This is why the rasul (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said in a hadith that:

Abu Hurayra said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say, 'The first of people to be judged on the Day of Rising will be a man who was martyred. He will be brought and will be informed of the blessings he had and will acknowledge them. Allah will say, "What did you do with them?" He will say, "I fought for You until I was martyred." Allah will say, "You lie. Rather you fought so it would be said, 'A bold man!' And so it was said." Then the command will be given and he will be dragged on his face until he is thrown into the Fire. There will also be a man who studied knowledge and taught it and recited the Qur'an. He will be brought and informed of his blessings which he will acknowledge. Allah will say, "What did you do with them?" He will say, "I studied knowledge and taught it and I recited the Qur'an for You." He will say, "You lie. Rather you studied so that it would be said, 'A scholar!' and you recited so that it would be said, 'He is a reciter!' And so it was said." Then the command will be given and he will be dragged on his face until he is thrown into the Fire. There will also be a man to whom Allah gave a lot of wealth and all sorts of property. He will be brought and informed of his blessings which he will acknowledge. Allah will say, "What did you do with them?" He will say, "There was no path in which You like spending to be done but that I spent in it for You." He will say, "You lie. Rather you did it so that it would be said, 'He is generous.' and so it was said." Then the command will be given and he will be dragged on his face until he is thrown into the Fire.'"

[Sahih Muslim (3/1513) No. 1905]

- Therefore, the meaning of the hadith is that every man shall have reward of what he intended.

- If you should do a halal action and didn't make intention to do an act of Ibaadat then you will neither be rewarded nor punished.

Allah (SWT) said:

There is no good in most of their secret talks save (in) him who orders Sadaqah (charity in Allah's Cause), or Ma'ruf (Islamic Monotheism and all the good and righteous deeds which Allah has ordained), or conciliation between mankind, and he who does this, seeking the good Pleasure of Allah, We shall give him a great reward

(An-Nisa 4:114)

- Allah (SWT) mentioned in the ayat righteous deed like sadaqa; but the only way you can gain the Baraka is to have the right intention.

- If he did it with the wrong intention then he loses from his actions.

This is why when the rasul (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam); was asked about who was the fighter in the path of Allah (SWT).

- He said only the one who fought to make Allah's (SWT) word the highest is the fighter in the path of Allah (SWT).

Narrated By Abu Musa: A man came to the Prophet and asked, "A man fights for war booty; another 
fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them fights in Allah's Cause?" The Prophet said, "He who fights that Allah's Word (i.e. Islam) should be superior, fights in Allah's Cause."

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 52, Hadith 65]

- The hadith below also tells you that doing actions with the wrong intentions are not accepted.

Whoever seeks knowledge to argue with the scholars, or to show off with the ignorant people, and attracts the faces of the people towards him, Allah would enter him into the Hellfire."

[Hasan - Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah]

- Instead they will be rejected and you will dumped in the hellfire,

- You need two conditions for your pious deed to be accepted:



Allah said:

Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind) : "If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur'an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

(Al Imran 3:31)

And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it), and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment.

(Al-Hashr 59:7)

- These ayats are used by the sincere scholars to debate with Parvezis.

And We have also sent down unto you (O Muhammad SAW) the reminder and the advice (the Qur'an), that you may explain clearly to men what is sent down to them, and that they may give thought.

(An-Nahl 16:44)

- These people reject hadith and claim that they follow only the Quran.

- They are liars because they do not believe in either Quran or hadith.

Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind) : "If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur'an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

(Al Imran 3:31)

- You are not allowed to make tawaf around the grave because it wasn't prescribed.

- There are many people that are sincere in what they are doing but they are sincerely wrong;
Good intentions don't justify in doing haram and dabbling in Bidah, Shirk and Kufr and Zindaqah (heresy and heretic).

"Verily, Allah accepts only from those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious - see V.2:2)."

(Al-Ma'idah 5:27)

Allah (SWT) doesn't accept the deeds of a mad man.

Because when you study the fiqh of ibadah (Salah, Zakah, Hajj) the scholars will tell you that the insanity a madman can not make his niyyah.

One of the conditions for ibadah to be accepted is Islam(if a kafir does salah,saum,hajj) they are not accepted.

Allah (SWT) tells us about the pious deeds of Kuffar in 25:23.

And We shall turn to whatever deeds they (disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc.) did, and We shall make such deeds as scattered floating particles of dust.

(Al-Furqan 25:23)

- The deeds are; blown away.

- Maturity is also needed for an act of ibadah to be accepted.

e.g. If a 5 year old did hajj, it would be accepted but he'll have to make it again when he's grown up.

- Hadith of mother asking the prophet about taking his son to hajj

- Therefore Sanity, Islam and maturity are three conditions for ibadah to be accepted.


The scholars of Islam say the axis of Islam are based on four hadiths.

1) Actions are by intentions (bukhari)

Umar ibn al-Khattab said, 'I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW), say, "Actions only go by intentions. Everyone gets what they intend"

[Al-Bukhari (1) and Muslim (1907)]

Imam Ahmed (RA) was of the opinion that axis of Islam are three.

2) Whoever innovates in this matter of ours will have it rejected.

On the authority of Aisha (RA): The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "He who innovates something in this matter of ours that is not of it will have it rejected."

[Al-Bukhari (2697) and Muslim (171]

Thats why a good intention is not good enough to dabble in Bidah, Kufr, Shirk and zandaqah.

3) What is halal is clear and what is haram is clear.

The hadith of al-Nu'man b. Bashir, "The licit is clear and the illicit is clear"

[Jami' al-Uloom wa al-Hikam, Ibn Rajab (1/61)]

An-Nu'man ibn Bashir said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW), say, 'The halal is clear and the haram is clear. But between the two there are doubtful things about which most people have no knowledge. Whoever exercises caution with regard to what is doubtful, shows prudence in respect of his deen and his honour. Whoever gets involved in the doubtful things is like a herdsman who grazes his animals near a private preserve (hima). He is bound to enter it. Every king has a private preserve and the private preserve of Allah on His earth are the things that He has made forbidden. There is a lump of flesh in the body, the nature of which is that when it is sound, the entire body is sound, and when it is corrupt, the entire body is corrupt - it is the heart.'"

[Al-Bukhari (52) and Muslim (1599)]

Ahmed ibn hanbal (RA) only picked out these hadith; the scholars of today choose another hadith.


On the authority of Abu Hurairah, who said: The Messenger of Allah said; “A sign of one’s excellence in his Islam, is ignoring what does not concern him.”

[Tirmidhi 2318, Ibn e Majah 3976, Ahmed 1737, Al-Muwatta 1604]

The prophet is telling mind your own business.

The people of bidah say their intentions are good, but there is no good intention for a bidah.

Allah (SWT) asked the people who innovate a very important question in 49:15

Say: "Will you inform Allah about your religion? While Allah knows all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and Allah is All-Aware of everything.

(Al-Hujurat 49:16)

Allah (SWT) asks a rhetorical question:" are you seeking to teach Allah (SWT) the deen?" people of bidah add and subtract from Islam.

Aisha narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Those who give respect to a bid'ati (innovator in Religion) surely will be counted as a helper of destroying Islam."

[Al-Tabarani in 'al-Mu’jam al-Awsat' (7/35) No. 6772 and al-Bayhaqi in 'Shu'ab al-Emaan' (12/57) No. 9018]

Hadith of the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) makes this warning clear.

Sometime you'll see 70 people in the masjid praying fajr, and only 50 receive barakah for fajr the other 20 came there to show off and socialise.

On the surface, all of them prayed fajr, but not everyone came for the right niyyah.

(Remember) the Day when the Shin shall be laid bare (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) and they shall be called to prostrate (to Allah), but they (hypocrites) shall not be able to do so

(Al-Qalam 68:42)

The prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said in the hadith about the shin of Allah (SWT) on day of judgement everyone will bow down to it except the munafiqs, they use to bow down in duniya for ulterior motives.

Narrated By Abu Said: I heard the Prophet saying, "Allah will bring forth the severest Hour, and then all the Believers, men and women, will prostrate themselves before Him, but there will remain those who used to prostrate in the world for showing off and for gaining good reputation. Such people will try to prostrate (on the Day of Judgment) but their back swill be as stiff as if it is one bone (a single vertebra)."

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 60, Hadith 441]

These munafiqeen will only have a single vertebrate, which will cause them to be unable bow down on that day.

Verily, the hypocrites seek to deceive Allah, but it is He Who deceives them. And when they stand up for As-Salat (the prayer), they stand with laziness and to be seen of men, and they do not remember Allah but little.

(An-Nisa 4:142)

Allah (SWT) speaks about them in 4:142

Another evidence is in surah 107 maun = small acts of kindness & small acts of charity.

Have you seen him who denies the Recompense? That is he who repulses the orphan (harshly), And urges not the feeding of AlMiskin (the poor),So woe unto those performers of Salat (prayers) (hypocrites), Those who do good deeds only to be seen (of men),And refuse Al-Ma'un (small kindnesses e.g. salt, sugar, water, etc)

{Al Ma'un 107:1-7}

If a person made hijrah to improve his deen, he gets barakah for his hijarah.

Your deen is one of the six sacred things.

If you journey to a country for commerce, you will also get barakah because to feed your family is an act of ibadah

Allah (SWT) tells us in the Quran: do not forget your portion of the dunya.

But seek, with that (wealth) which Allah has bestowed on you, the home of the Hereafter, and forget not your portion of legal enjoyment in this world, and do good as Allah has been good to you, and seek not mischief in the land. Verily, Allah likes not the Mufsidun (those who commit great crimes and sins, oppressors, tyrants, mischief-makers, corrupts).

{Surah Al Qasas 28:77}

When a poor man has a daughter, people will use money to seduce her for zina.

Allah (SWT) tells us that He has put barakah in commerce.

Those who eat Riba (usury) will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaitan (Satan) leading him to insanity. That is because they say: "Trading is only like Riba (usury)," whereas Allah has permitted trading and forbidden Riba (usury). So whosoever receives an admonition from his Lord and stops eating Riba (usury) shall not be punished for the past; his case is for Allah (to judge); but whoever returns [to Riba (usury)], such are the dwellers of the Fire - they will abide therein.

{Surah Al Baqarah 2:275}

Sheikh in South Afican went to a masjid; He taught them the verse to not forget your portion of dunya people were surprised he wasn't preaching poverty.

Rasul (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) use to seek refuge from poverty just like he used to seek refuge from the torment of the grave and the fitnah of the dajjal.


Abu Huraira narrated the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “The one who gets married with the intention not to pay dowry to his wife is a fornicator. And the one who borrows money with the intention not to pay back is a thief.”

[Ibn Hibban in ‘al-Majruheen’ (2/261) No. 941]

- Rasul (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) made mention of a man who borrowed money to get married for the mahr but his intention was not to pay it back.

- The prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said he was a thief.

Abu Huraira narrated the Prophet (SAW) said: “The one who gets married with the intention not to pay dowry to his wife is a fornicator. And the one who borrows money with the intention not to pay back is a thief.”

[Ibn Hibban in ‘al-Majruheen’ (2/261) No. 941]

Sometime the intention of a man can be his salvation.

The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said if someone got married to preserve his deen and not dabble in fornication/adultery. Even if he is poor, Allah (SWT) says I will make it compulsory on Me to feed this man.

The Prophet Mohammad (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), he said: “Whosoever asks Allah (SWT) for martyrdom with sincerity Allah (SWT) will put him at the level of the martyrs in paradise even if he dies in his sleep”

(Muslim 1909)

The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) also said: any man who makes his intention to die on the battlefield, but he dies on his bed; he will get the barakah of those who die on the battlefield.

Allah (SWT) will put you amongst the shahadah on Day of Judgment cause of your intention even though you died in your bed.

Showing off will destroys the pious deeds,

Insincerity / Hypocrisy; is the one reason for the barakah for our deeds to be destroyed.

Abu Musa al-Ash’ari (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "O people, save yourselves from this shirk (ash-Shirk al-Khafi) for it is more inconspicuous than the creeping of ant." So someone, whom Allah willed to say, said: 'How do we save ourselves from it while it is more inconspicuous than the creeping of ant ya Rasool Allah?' Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “Say: Allahumma inni audhubika minal nushrika bika shayaan na'alamuhu, wa nastaghfiruka lima la na'alam (O Allah we take Your refuge from doing shirk with You knowingly, and ask for Your forgiveness for doing it unknowingly)"

[Musnad Ahmed (4/403) No. 19622 and Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaibah (6/70) No. 29547]

The prophet Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described this as a black ant climbing on a black wall in a black night.

This is the similitude of those who do deeds to show off; they don't realise their deeds become null and void.

The place for the intention is the heart and because of that, the prophet said: Allah (SWT) doesn't look at your appearances but at your hearts.

On the authority of Abu Huraira, the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Verily Allah does not look to your bodies nor to your faces but He looks to your hearts," and he pointed towards the heart with his fingers.

[Sahih Muslim (4/1986) No. 2564]

- Because of that, the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: Allah (SWT) doesn't look at your appearances but at your hearts.

- If a person goes to gym to be fit for jihad, he will get barakah for that for every minutes while you 
are there.

- Whoever intends to do a good deed but didn't; Allah (SWT) writes it down as one good deed.

On the authority of Ibn Abbas (RA) from the Messenger of Allah (SAW), from what he has related from his Lord; Verily Allah ta’ala has written down the good deeds and the evil deeds and then explained it [by saying] "Whosoever intended to perform a good deed but did not do it then Allah writes it down with Himself as a complete good deed And if he intended to perform it and then did perform it then Allah writes it down with Himself as from ten good deeds up to seven hundred times up to many times multiplied and if he intended to perform an evil deed, but did not do it then Allah writes it down with Himself as a complete good deed And if he intended it [i.e., the evil deed] and then performed it then Allah writes it down as one evil deed"

[related by al-Bukhari (6491) and Muslim (131)

- And if they end up doing it, it is written as 10 hasanats and this is how merciful is Allah; Allah's (SWT) mercy prevails His wrath.

- If you intend to do a bad deeds and don't do it, you get one hasanat and If you end up doing it, you only get one bad deed on your scale.

- The prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said about those who didn't part take in jihad in the time of the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) that they will get the reward of those that went forward.

He who emigrates (from his home) in the Cause of Allah, will find on earth many dwelling places and plenty to live by. And whosoever leaves his home as an emigrant unto Allah and His Messenger, and death overtakes him, his reward is then surely incumbent upon Allah. And Allah is Ever Of Forgiving, Most Merciful

(An-Nisa 4:100)

The prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) also said: “There are people in Medina, whenever you cross a valley or march towards battle they are with you in reward. They only stayed behind because of a valid excuse”

(Al-Bukhari, 4423)

When the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) went to Tabuk, some people couldn't go because they had valid excuses, the prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said there are people in medina who are not with us but they are with the companion who went in reward.

These people who couldn't go had a valid excuses and were victims of circumstance
9:92 explains the hadith.

Nor (is there blame) on those who came to you to be provided with mounts, and when you said "I can find no mounts for you," they turned back, while their eyes overflowing with tears of grief that they could not find anything to spend (for Jihad).

(At-Tawbah 9:92)

- Some companions wanted to fight the Romans, the prophet told some of them that he couldn't take them to the front line because of lack of resources (camels/mounts).

- These companions cried and Allah (SWT) talks about them; female companions who took part in jihad like Khawla bint Azwar (RAA).

- Her brother taught her to use the sword; she even rescued her brother from the kuffar.

- She was dressed as a man this was sheikhs daleel that a muslimah/mujahiddah can wear pant in the battlefield.

- She helped in the conquest of Syria and even led some battalions in the battlefield.

- Under Khalid ibn waleed (RA) in Arab / Gulf countries all female training academies are named after her.


- How to make intention for wudu; you say it in your heart.

- You have it in your consciousness that I want to purify my self from minor impurities for ibadah.

- Then your intention was made you don't have to say it out loud with your mouth audio able this is bidah.

- How do you make intention for Ghusl (Bath); I intend to purify myself from major impurities for salah; again in the heart not to be uttered.


If you don't make niyyah for salah (Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr) you will get no barakah for your Salah.


I intend to perform units of rakah for - Salah but this is done in the heart not uttered.
Only one intention is uttered for hajj and umrah, otherwise for all acts of ibadah it is in the heart.

For hajj and umrah: You say in your house; Labbaika Hajj / Umrah

When you travelling with companions

Labbaik Allahumma labbaik:

Narrated By 'Abdullah bin 'Umar; The Talbiya of Allah's Apostle was 'Labbaika Allahumma labbaik, Labbaika la sharika Laka labbaik Inna-l-hamda wan-ni'mata Laka walmulk, La sharika Laka' (I respond to Your call O Allah, I respond to Your call, and I am obedient to Your orders, You have no partner, I respond to Your call, All the praises and blessings are for You, All the sovereignty is for You, And You have no partners with you)

[Al-Bukhari (1549) and Muslim (1184)]


Imam Malik (RA) said you only make one intention for Ramadan and the majority says, you have to intend for every Ramadan fast; for nawafil fasting you can make your intentions up to noon.

The correct opinion of fasting in Ramadan is to do it before the fast.

Hafsah (RA) reported the Prophet (SAW) as saying, “He, who has not formed an intention (to fast) before dawn, has not fasted”

[Sunan Tirmidhi (3/10 No. 730, Sunan Abu Dawud (2/329) No. 2454, Sunan al-Nasa'i (4/196) No. 2331, Sunan Ibn Majah (2/59 No. 1700, Sunan al-Darime (2/12) No. 1698, Musnad Ahmad (6/287) No. 26500]

The intention of the imam is different from the ones he is leading in salah.

If imam is a traveller, he will pray the shortened salah, (2 rakats).

The congregation, which are locals, would have to complete the two extra rakahs the above case is an exception in case the imam is a traveller.

The imam is a resident and praying Asr you are a traveller and missed Dhuhr you can join the jama'ah and you pray for dhuhr even though the imam is praying Asr.

Root of Education Part 13

Nov 18 2013 / 14 Muharram 1435 Hijri


We need knowledge and the way we need food clothing, air; it's a necessity.

Whenever the Ummah is Jahil (ignorant) the Ummah becomes vulnerable. Jahil Muslims are unsuspecting Muslims.

We are living in an era in which the Ummah is infested with stray sects with deviant groups each of these group is a virus.

Knowledge is your immunization against these viruses.

But they (men) have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoicing in its belief.

(Al-Mu'minun 23:53)

The deviants target the jahil Muslims and reverts; who are fresh from the church.

When shaikh was in UK, the Madkhalis (hypocrites) targeted reverts coming from the church, and they are doing the same in USA.

In Australia, UK, USA, unsuspecting Muslims becomes Madkhalis; the only cure for ignorance is to seek knowledge.

So ask the people of the message if you do not know.

(An-Nahl 16:43) [Sahih International]



1: Fard al Ayn

Which means an individual duty.

If you don't have this knowledge, you are living in sin.

For example; the bathroom etiquettes of Islam is Fard al Ayn.

When you are going on a journey, carry water with you for bathroom etiquettes.

How to make Wudu properly is fard al ayn (without which salah is invalid).

Hanbali fiqh says if you don't say Bismillah before Wudu, it is invalid.

The Fard takes precedence over the Makhrooh.

You have to say Bismillah, even if your toilet and bathroom is in the same place.

How to make Ghusul is fard al ayn.


1): Niyah / Intention

To say Bismillah for Ghusul and Wudu is Hanbali fiqh.

Aspects of ghusul are: 1 Intention.

2) To say Bismillah.

3) To wash out your mouth and gargle in throat (unless fasting).

4) To wash out the nose.

5) To wash the entire body to make Wudu when you make Ghusul is not necessary.

Hanbalis say it is fard to say Bismillah.

Another category of fard al ayn is to recite Surat Fatiha in Arabic.

If you recite in a foreign language, your salah is invalid.

Narrated By 'Ubada bin As-Samit: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "Whoever does not recite Al-Fatiha in his prayer, his prayer is invalid."

[Al-Bukhari (756) and Muslim (394)]

It is haram to pray salah behind a man who cant recite surat fatiha properly in Arabic, and pronounce the words properly.

If you are Muslim and you did not learn surat fatiha (born or revert) if you refuse to learn the deen it makes you Kafir.

Sheikh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab, may Allah have mercy on him, gathered ten actions that negate one's Islam (Nawaqid ul-'Ashr), the tenth one of which states: "Turning away from the religion of Allah, Most High: not learning it and not acting by it. The Proof being the statement of Allah, "Who could do greater wrong than someone who is reminded of the Signs of his Lord and then turns away from them? We shall take revenge on the evildoers." (The Quran 32:22)

1st branch of knowledge is fard al ayn.

According to Hanbali madhab, if you wash left hand before right hand, your wudu is invalid.

2nd branch of knowledge: {Fard Kefaya} which means a collective duty.

A few carry the duty for the rest of the community and example is how to make Hajj properly people in the 
Jama'ah may not know how to make Hajj they follow their shaikh.

Another example: how to wash the dead properly,

If nobody knows how to wash the dead properly, the entire community is living in sin.

Another example: the Islamic law of inheritance.

If some people in the community know how to divide up the legacy of the deceased, then its not living in sin but if no one knows, the entire community is living in sin.

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "O Abu Hurairah. Learn about inheritance and teach it, for it is half of knowledge, but it will be forgotten. This is the first thing that will be taken away from my nation.'"

[Sunan Ibn Majah (4/23) No. 2719 and Mustadrak al-Haakim (4/369) No. 7948] (Daeef)

3rd branch of knowledge: Mustahab (recommended)

For example, to be firmly grounded in knowledge of other religions, in order to be able to debate the Kuffar with their own holy book.

Such as Ahmed Deedat, Zakir Naik, experts of the bible.

They can use the bible to checkmate their opponents.

Narrated By 'Abdullah bin 'Umar: The Jews came to Allah's Apostle and told him that a man and a woman from amongst them had committed illegal sexual intercourse. Allah's Apostle said to them, "What do you find in the Torah (old Testament) about the legal punishment of Ar-Rajm (stoning)?" They replied, (But) we announce their crime and lash them."

Abdullah bin Salam said, "You are telling a lie; Torah contains the order of Rajm." They brought and opened the Torah and one of them solaced his hand on the Verse of Rajm and read the verses preceding and following it. Abdullah bin Salam said to him, "Lift your hand." When he lifted his hand, the Verse of Rajm was written there. They said, "Muhammad has told the truth; the Torah has the Verse of Rajm.

The Prophet then gave the order that both of them should be stoned to death. ('Abdullah bin 'Umar said, "I saw the man leaning over the woman to shelter her from the stones."

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 56, Hadith #829]
The prophet PBUH was able to use the torah to check mate them

This branch of knowledge is Mustahab (recommended)

Another example , to be an expert in the four Madhabs

Madhab of Abu Hanifa (RA), Malik (RA), Shafii (RA), Ibn Hanbal (RA)

Dhaahiriya madhab allows Muslims to beat their parents; also allows to look at a girl if you are interested in proposing to her.

Also allows to look at a girl *naked if you are interested in proposing to her entire.

Mughirah ibn Shu’bah (RA) said that he proposed to a woman. So, the Prophet (SAW) said to him, “Look at her. That would strengthen your love for one another”.

[Tirmidhi 1089, Ahmed 18160, Nisai 3237, Ibn e Majah 1865]

Their argument is that the prophet pbuh said "look at her" and the claim the pronoun "her" means her entire body.

Thawban (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, ‘The woman who seeks divorce from her husband for no reason will not even smell the fragrance of Paradise.”

[Sunan Abu Dawud (2/26 No. 2226, Sunan Tirmidhi (3/485) No. 1187, Sunan Ibn Majah (3/207) No. 2055, Sunan al-Darime (2/216) No. 2270, Musnad Ahmad (5/283) No. 22493]

Ibn Hazim (RA) revived the Dahiriya (RA) madhab that was dying , was popular in Spain.

Another branch that is Mustahab is to learn Mantiq (logic).

When you learn mantiq you will be able to debate your opponents in a logical manner,

You are able to become a great teacher because you are able to express yourself in articulate manner, tangible practical examples to teach your listeners.


We were commanded by Allah (SWT), to seek knowledge because its the only cure for ignorance.

So ask the people of the message if you do not know.

(An-Nahl 16:43) [Sahih International]

Your only immunization against the Heretics is for you to acquires knowledge.

and say: "My Lord! Increase me in knowledge."

(Ta-Ha 20:114)

We should seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave, and never make the mistake of saying  that you have enough knowledge.

The more you know is the more you realize that you do not know - which means more urge to know.

Say: "Are those who know equal to those who know not?" It is only men of understanding who will remember (i.e. get a lesson from Allah's Signs and Verses).

(Az-Zumar 39:9)

It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah. Verily, Allah is All­Mighty, Oft­ Forgiving.

(Fatir 35:2)

And when you are told to rise up [for prayers, Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's Cause), or for any other good deed], rise up. Allah will exalt in degree those of you who believe, and those who have been granted knowledge. And Allah is Well-Acquainted with what you do.

(Al-Mujadilah 58:11)

Sincere believers and those who are firmly grounded in knowledge.

Narrated Muawiya: I heard the Prophet (SAW) saying, "If Allah wants to do good to a person, He makes him comprehend the religion. I am just a distributor, but the grant is from Allah. (And remember) that this nation (true Muslims) will keep on following Allah's teachings strictly and they will not be harmed by any one going on a different path till Allah's order (Day of Judgment) is established."

[Al-Bukhari (71) and Muslim (1037)]

For you to be walking around with dodgy Aqeeda, wrong understanding of Islam, is kufr.

Democracy is religion of the freemasons.

For you to have that Aqeeda means Allah (SWT) does not love you.

Madkhalis believe to dismantle Shariah is "minor kufr"

"Allah (SWT) is everywhere" is the creed of Sufis.

Say (O Muhammad SAW to the people of the Scripture) : "Shall I inform you of something worse than that, regarding the recompense from Allah: those (Jews) who incurred the Curse of Allah and His Wrath, those of whom (some) He transformed into monkeys and swines, those who worshipped Taghut (false deities); such are worse in rank (on the Day of Resurrection in the Hell­fire), and far more astray from the Right Path (in the life of this world)."

(Al-Ma'idah 5:60)

Madkhalis believe when Allah (SWT) turned the Jews to apes and swine, He was "over reacting" a Madkhali is more dangerous because their kufr is concealed and they prey on unsuspecting Muslims (born and reverts).

A Madkhali is a hypocrite (Munafiq) as well as a Zindiq,

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (RA), that the Prophet (SAW) said: Whoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah will remove from him one of the griefs of the Day of Resurrection. And whoever alleviates the need of a needy person, Allah will alleviate his needs in this world and the Hereafter. Whoever shields [or hides the misdeeds of] a Muslim, Allah will shield him in this world and the Hereafter.

And Allah will aid His slave so long as he aids his brother. And whoever follows a path to seek 
knowledge therein, Allah will make easy for him a path to Paradise. No people gather together in one of the Houses of Allah, reciting the Book of Allah and studying it among themselves, except that sakeenah (tranquillity) descends upon them, and mercy envelops them, and the angels surround them, and Allah mentions them amongst those who are with Him. And whoever is slowed down by his actions, will not be hastened forward by his lineage.

[Sahih Muslim (4/2074) No. 2699, Sunan Tirmidhi (5/195) No. 2945, Sunan Ibn Majah (1/152) No. 225, Musnad Ahmad (2/252) No. 7421]

ومن سلك طريقا يلتمس فيه علما سهل الله له به طريقا إلى الجنة

Abu Huraira (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "When a man dies, his deeds come to an end, except for three: (1) A continuous charity, (2) knowledge by which people derive benefit, (3) pious son who prays for him."

[Adab al-Mufrad al-Bukhari No. 38, Muslim (3/1255) No. 1631, Abu Dawud (3/117) No. 2880, al-Nasa'i (6/251) No. 3651, Tirmidhi (3/660) No. 1376, al-Darime (1/14 No. 559, Ahmad (2/372) No. 8831]

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, “The world, with all that it contains, is accursed except for dhikr (the remembrance of Allah) that which pleases Allah; and the religious scholars and seekers of knowledge.''

[Sunan Tirmidhi (4/561) 2322 and Sunan Ibn Majah (5/231) 4112, (Abu Eesa al-Tirmidhi said: this hadeeth is hasan ghareeb)]

Abu Umamah Bahili (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: “Surely, Allah, His angels, the inhabitants of the heavens and the earths, even the ants in their holes and even the fish invoke blessings on the teacher of the people about what is good.”

[Sunan Tirmidhi (5/50) No. 2685]

"All in the heavens and earth and the fish in the depth of the water seek forgiveness for the scholar, and the superiority of the scholar over the worshipper is like the superiority of the full moon at night over the rest of the stars. Verily the scholars are the heirs to the Prophets. Verily, the Prophets did not bequeath deenars or dirhams.  All they left behind was knowledge, so whoever takes it, has indeed acquired a huge fortune."

[Musnad Ahmad (5/196) No. 21763; Also related by Abu Dawud (2/341) No. 3641; at-Tirmidhi (5/48) No. 2682; Ibn Majah (1/150) No. 223, ad-Daarimee (1/110) No. 342 and ibn Hibbaan (1/289) No. 88]


The superiority of knowledge over wealth is understood from numerous angles:
1. Knowledge is the inheritance of the Prophets, while wealth is merely the inheritance of kings and the rich.

2. Knowledge protects its possessor, whereas the possessor of wealth has to protect his wealth.

3. Wealth is diminished by spending, whereas knowledge grows when it is disbursed.

{Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawzīyah, Miftāh Dār Al-Sa’ādah, 1:418}

1: knowledge is the legacy of the prophets but wealth is the legacy of the kings.

2. knowledge protects the owner but the owner of wealth spends his entire life protecting his wealth.

Aisha further said: Allah's Apostle also asked Zainab bint Jaysh about my case. He said, "O Zainab! What have you seen?" She replied, "O Allah's Apostle! I protect my hearing and my sight (by refraining from telling lies). I know nothing but good (about Aisha)." Of all the wives of Allah's Apostle, it was Zainab who aspired to receive from him the same favour as I used to receive, yet, Allah saved her (from telling lies) because of her piety. But her sister, Hamna, kept on fighting on her behalf so she was destroyed as were those who invented and spread the slander.

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 6, Book 60, Hadith #274]

1. Zainab did not slander her co-wife (maybe women of our time would of done that because of weak iman); Zainab's Taqwa protected her.

2. the more you give it the more you gain it.

3. the more you give knowledge the more you gain knowledge, as for wealth the more you give it the more you lose because a fool and his money shall soon depart.

4.Your knowledge accompanies you to the grave, to benefit you but your wealth accompanies you to the grave but turns back, wealth and family turn back, but your knowledge stays with you in the grave.

Anas ibn Maalik (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “Three things follow the deceased, two return while one remains. His family, his wealth and his deeds follow him. His family and his wealth return while his deeds remain behind.”

[Bukhari 6514, Muslim 2960, Tirmidhi 2386, Ahmed 12081, Nisai 1933]


Don't put your wealth in the hands of fools.

And give not unto the foolish your property which Allah has made a means of support for you, but feed and clothe them therewith, and speak to them words of kindness and justice.

(An-Nisa 4:5)

If your wife is bipolar, you are not allowed to put money in her hands because when she is in a happy mood she will spend all the money.


The Pharaoh, Abu Lahab, etc were wealthy.

Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: “Two characteristics cannot combine in a hypocrite: good character and an understanding of religion.”

[Sunan Tirmidhi (5/49) No. 2684, al-Thiqat Ibn Hibban (8/227) No. 13149, al-Mu’jam al-Awsat al-Tabarani (8/75) No. 8010, al-Madkhal ila al-Sunan al-Kubra al-Bayhaqi (pg. 256) No. 357]

But you will never find knowledge of Islam and a beautiful character among the hypocrites.

Allah (SWT) gives knowledge to those whom He loves.


When shaikh; was in KSA, king Fahd and bin baz are often breaking fast together.
Bashar al Assad has ulama all around him.

A suicide bomber killed him because he was giving fatawa for Bashar al Assad.

A 2007 report by the Rand Corp., a U.S. think tank, advised Western governments to "harness" Sufism, saying its adherents were "natural allies of the West."

Chechnya was infested by Sufis, they make fatawa for sake of Russia