هذه الرسالة لنيل درجة الماجستير من الجامعة الإسلامية بالمدينة المنورة كلية الدعوة وأصول الدين للباحث د. ناجي بن محمد بن وقدان, وقد تناولت البحث في غزوة بني قريظة مع النقد والرد لبعض اراء المستشرقين حولها. كما أن هناك رسالة الدكتوراه للباحث حول شبهات المستشرقين حول قصص القرآن الكريم والرد عليها وسيتم رفعها إن شاء الله قريبا
He was, rahimahullah, Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad ibn Salih ibn Muhammad ibn Al-‘Uthaymin at-Tamimi an-Najdi. Shaykh ibn ‘Uthaymin, as he was most known, was born in the city of ‘Unayzah, Qasim Region, Saudi Arabia, on 27th Ramadhan 1347H in a famous religious family.
He got his education from many prominent scholars like Shaykh‘Abdur-Rahman ibn Nasir as-Sa’di (1307H – 1376H), Shaykh Muhammad al-Amin ash-Shanqiti (1325H – 1393H), and Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Aziz ibn Baz (1330H – 1420H), along with many more.
When he entered into teaching, a great number of students from inside and outside Saudi Arabia benefited from him. He was known for his own unique style of interpretation and explanation of religious points. He is from among those scholars who served Islam without any type of religious prejudice and kept themselves away from the limitations of blind-following. He is distinguished in his great exertion of effort in religious matters and analogical deductions which clearly prove the religious understanding he possessed, and the correct usage of the principles of religion he adopted. Continue reading
From an Islamic point of view, usury is a major social, religious and economic crime. It is one of the practices of Jahilayah (pre-Islamic era), it has drastic negative effects on the individual and society. Usury prohibited by Islam is divided into two categories:
The First: Riba an-Nasi’ah commonly practiced in Jahilayah, it means charging interest on the loan lent to an insolvent debtor. A person, for example, may lend another person a sum of money to be paid back on a specified date. When the date agreed upon is due, the creditor gives the debtor the choice either to repay the debt or defer repayment in return for charging additional interest on the principal. Continue reading
This city was filled with evil. Its residents waylaid, robbed and killed travelers. Another common evil among them was that men had sex with men instead of with women. This unnatural act later became known as sodomy (after the city of Sodom). It was practiced openly and unashamedly.
It was at the height of these crimes and sins that Allah revealed to Prophet Lut peace be uponhim that he should summon the people to give up their indecent behavior, but they were so deeply sunk in their immoral habits that they were deaf to Lot’s preaching. Swamped in their unnatural desires, they refused to listen, even when Lot warned them of Allah’s punishment. Instead, they threatened to drive him out of the city if he kept on preaching. Continue reading
From the perspective of humankind, the question “Why did God create man?” This implies “For what purpose was man created?” In the final revelation (the Quran), this question is answered without any ambiguity. Humans are first informed by God that every human being is born with an innate consciousness of God. In the Quran, God said:
“[Remember] when your Lord extracted from the loins of Adam’s children their descendants and made them testify [saying]: ‘Am I not your Lord?’ They said: ‘Yes, we testify to it.’ [This was] in case you say on the Day of Judgment: ‘We were unaware of this.’ Or you say: ‘It was our ancestors who worshipped others besides God and we are only their descendants. Will you then destroy us for what those liars did?’” (Quran 7:172 – 173)
The Prophet, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, explained that when God created Adam, He took from him a covenant at a place called Na’maan on the 9th day of the 12th month. He then extracted from Adam all of his descendants who would be born until the end of the world, generation after generation, and spread them out before Him to take a covenant from them also. He spoke to them, face to face, making them bear witness that He was their Lord. Consequently, every human being is responsible for belief in God, which is imprinted on each and every soul. It is based on this inborn belief that God defined the purpose of mankind’s creation in Quran:
“I have created the jinn and humankind only for My worship.” (Quran 51:56) Continue reading
The first [rule of conduct]: that the food be lawful both in itself and in the means by which it was acquired; that it shall be in accordance with the Sunnah 1 and with piety. It should not have been gained through anything contrary to canonical law, nor through some evil inclination, nor deceit relating to debt – and agreeing with what will be presented in the Book of the Lawful and the Unlawful2 regarding the meaning of what is unconditionally good.
God has ordered the eating of that which is good (at-tayyib), this being the lawful. He has put the prohibition of ‘wrongful eating’ (al-akl bi’l-batil)3 before that of killing, in order to illustrate the gravity of that which is unlawful and the greatness of the blessing of that which is lawful. He said:
“O you who believe, squander not your wealth (la ta’kulu amwalakum) among yourselves in vanity … and kill not one another,” to the end of the verse (ta’kulu is from the same root as akl).
There are seven whom God will shade in His shade on the day on which there is no shade except His shade; a just imam, a youth who grows up worshipping God, a man whose heart is attached to the mosque when he leaves it until he returns to it, two who love each other for the sake of God and part on that, a man who remembers God when he is alone and his eyes overflow with tears, a man who refuses the approaches of a noble, beautiful woman, saying ‘I fear God,’ and a man who gives charity and conceals it so that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives.
Is your heart attached to the mosque? What do you think about when you see your local mosque? What about when you see photos of mosques around the world? How do you feel? Are you reminded of beautiful architecture, towering minarets, and the melodic sound of the call to prayer? Do you imagine lines of the faithful believers praying in comfortable companionship? Can you hear the sounds of silence? Continue reading
In verse 15, God reminds us of the worth of this life as compared to the Hereafter. This life may have many wonderful things however what is waiting for those who are pious and remember Him is like nothing one can ever imagine.
3:15 Say, “Shall I inform you of something better than that? For those who fear God will be gardens in the presence of their Lord beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally, and purified spouses and approval from God. And God is Seeing (i.e. aware) of (His) slaves.”
For those who obey God and remember Him often, the ultimate reward will be everlasting gardens beneath which rivers flow. There will be rivers of milk and of honey, rivers of water so pure and delightful it will be like nothing that a person can imagine. Not only that, it will last forever. The enjoyment will not end. Prophet Muhammad adds to God’s description when he says, “It would be called out, ‘For you there is everlasting health, and you will never be sick. For you there is everlasting life, and you will never die. For you there is perpetual youth, and you will never get old. And for you there is everlasting bliss, and you will never be in want.’” Continue reading
79:35 The Day when man will remember that for which he strove,
79:36 And Hellfire will be exposed for [all] those who see –
79:37 So as for he who transgressed
79:38 And preferred the life of the world,
79:39 Then indeed, Hellfire will be [his] refuge.
79:40 But as for he who feared the position of his Lord and prevented the soul from [unlawful] inclination,
79:41 Then indeed, Paradise will be [his] refuge.
(Quran 79:34-41) Continue reading