Aqeedah First, Oh Muslims, Aqeedah First!

Aqidah First, Oh Muslims, Aqīdah First!

The Messenger of Allah () informed Mu’ādh ibn Jabal ( – d. 17 AH), when he was going to the land of Yemen, “You are going to a people from the People of the Book. Let the first thing that you call them to be the worship of Allāh (). If they acknowledge Allāh (), then inform them that Allāh has obligated upon them five prayers during their days and nights.” [al Bukhārī, Muslim]

Jundub ibn Abdullāh al Bājalī (d. 64 AH) said, “We learned īmān (faith) and then we learned the Qur’ān and it increased our īmān.”

Abdullāh ibn ‘Umar ( – d. 84 AH)said, “We lived during an instant of time in which one of us would receive faith first before receiving the Qur’ān and when the surahs were revealed we would learn what they permitted and what they prohibited and what they forbade and what they ordered and what should be the stance towards them. But I have seen many men from whom one is given the Qur’ān before īmān and he reads it from the opening of the Book to its closing and he does not know what it orders and what it forbids and what should be his stance towards it. He is like someone who is just throwing out dates [i.e., he does not get any benefit from his recital].”

Imām Abu Hanīfa (d. 150 AH) pointed out, “Understanding in the religion first (i.e. tawhīd) and then understanding in the science (i.e. the sharī’ah)”

Imām ash Shāfi`ī (d. 204 AH) said, “That a servant meets Allāh () with every sin except Shirk is better say than meeting Him upon any of the innovated beliefs.”

Shaikh al Islām al Harawī al Ansārī (d. 481 AH) stated at the beginning of his book, Itiqād ahl as Sunnah, “The first obligation upon the slave is the knowledge of Allāh (). This is proven by the hadīth of Mu‘ādh (), when the Prophet () said to him, ‘You will come to a people from the People of the Book. The first thing that you should call them to is the worship of Allāh (). If they gain the knowledge of Allāh, then tell them that Allāh obligates upon them five prayers during the day and night…”


3 Responses to “Aqeedah First, Oh Muslims, Aqeedah First!”

  1. 1 nuqtah/sleeplesslonging... November 7, 2006 at 3:25 am

    good reminder bro…Jzak Allahu khaira.

  2. 2 hanikhan November 8, 2006 at 4:37 am


    hey im getting a lot of these cool images u have and using them for various things.. hope u dont mind…

    jazakAllah khair

  3. 3 danishalhyderabadee November 8, 2006 at 12:35 pm

    walakum as salaam wa rahamtullah

    nuqtah- waeyyakum

    hani – no problem bro, wa eyyakum

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Fiqh As Sawm

Islamic Rulings Surrounding Ramadhan and Fasting. Based on “Manar As Sabeel Fi Sharh Ad Daleel” Of Shaykh Ibraheem ibn Duwaiyan (d. 1353 AH) as explained by Br. Salim Morgan. Transcribed and Edited By Ibn Al Hyderabadee

Prologue Introduction

Chapter 1: Fasting in Ramadhaan
1. A pillar of Islam 2. Obligation of Fasting 3. Sighting of the Moon for start of Ramadhaan 4. One reliable witness' presence is sufficient 5. Conditions that make Ramadhan Obligatory for an Individual 6. Expiation for the inability to fast due to age or illness 7. Requirements of a valid fast 8. Obligations to fulfill during fasting 9. Recommended acts of fasting

Chapter 2: Permissions and Prohibitions

1. Impermissible to break fast during Ramadhan 2. Prohibited to fast for a woman in her menstrual or post-partum bleedin 3. Obligatory to break it when it is required to save a person’s life 4. Recommended to break fast for one who is ill and fears harm from fasting. 5. Recommended to break fast when one is traveling 6. Permissible for one to break fast who begins a journey while fasting 7. Permissible for a pregnant or nursing (breast feeding) woman 8. Change of condition of a person doesn’t obligate one to refrain from eating and drinking the rest of the day. 9. Prohibited to fast a voluntary fast instead of an obligatory one.

Chapter 3: That which Invalidates Your Fast

1. Intentional Intake of anything into the abdomen 2. Intention to break fast 3. Fluctuating Intention to fast 4. Vomiting intentionally 5. Menstruation or Post Partum Bleeding 6. Masturbation 7. Marital Relations 8. Cupping for both parties 9. Death 10. Apostasy 11. Above are Exempted in some cases

Chapter 4: Repayment
1. Missing a day of fast in Ramadhan
2. When does one make up a missed fast
3. If missed fast are not made up until few dats before next Ramadhan
4. Missed fasts first or voluntary?

Chapter 5: Recommended, Disliked, and Impermissible Days of Fasting
1. Recommended Every Other Day Sawn Dawood
2. The three white days of every Islamic month
3. Six days of Shawwaal
4. Month of Muharram and the 10th
5. Ten days of Dhil Hijja and that of Arafat
6. Disliking of the month of Rajab
7. Disliking of the day of Friday
8. Disliking of the 30th of Shabaan
9. Impermissibility of fasting on the two Eids
10. Completing of a voluntary fast is not Wajib



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