HOW THE SHI`AH AND SECULARISTS ARE GAINING GROUND

ظل غلاة السلفية وغلاة الأشعرية يتناطحون في العراق وسوريا حتى ظهرت الشيعة عليهما، وفي مصر حتى يكاد أن تظهر العلمانية عليهما.

The fighting between the Salafis and extreme Ash`aris has reached such a point of darkness that they are locking horns in Iraq and Syria so that the Shi`ah have taken dominance over the both of them. As for Egypt, this same thing has happened to the degree that the secularists have almost taken dominance over both groups.

As said by the Shaikh, Mustafa Hamdu `Ulayyan

THE BLESSING OF HAVING DAUGHTERS

An extended family of parents, children (including daughters and sons) enjoying a meal in Egypt

قال ﷺ: لا تَكْرَهُوا الْبَنَاتِ فَإِنَّهُنَّ الْمُؤْنِسَاتُ الْغَاليات

The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “Do not dislike daughters as indeed they are precious gifts and tidings of good”.[1]


[1] Collected by Imams Ahmad in his Musnad, At-Tabarani in Al-Mu`jam ul-Kabir through the narrative of `Uqbah ibn `Amir via As-Suyuti’s Al-Jami` us-Saghir, vol.2, pp.743-744

THE FLEETING NATURE OF THE EARTHLY LIFE AND THE SLAVE’S DUTY TO ALLAH

Every created thing in the world that we see and do not see is fleeting. All of these shall perish. Let the believer not forget this point. This life is for a moment.

قد يصل المسلم إلى إساءة الظن بالله – وهي من أكبر الكبائر وباب من أبواب الكفر – وقد يكون لذلك أسباب منها:

A Muslim comes to have a “bad opinion” of Allah – which is of the greatest of the major sins and one of the doors leading to kufr – and the causes of this are the following:

اعتقاد أن الله يجب عليه أن يفعل للإنسان ما يتمنى.

Firstly, Having the understanding that Allah is required to do or carry out what the human being so wishes.

الغفلة عن أن الدنيا دار ابتلاء وتمحيص لا دار راحة ونعيم مقيم.

Secondly, heedlessness of that the earthly life is just an abode of testing and bearing difficulties and not one of rest and eternal felicity.

قاله الشيخ مصطفى عليان

As written by the Shaikh, Mustafa `Ulayyan

IMAM AT-TUFI EXPLAINS THE SIMPLICITY OF THE THEOLOGY OF THE MUSLIMS

جامع الخلفاء في بغداد

للإمام الطوفي – رحمه الله – كلمة جامعة يقول فيها:

Imam Najm ud-Din At-Tufi (d.716), may Allah have mercy upon him, said the following:

“النقل يميل إلى الإثبات والعقل يميل إلى النفي”.قلت: مصداق ذلك أن الأديان اليهودية والنصرانية والوثنية كلها أديان يشيع فيها التجسيم شيوعا فاحشا،

The handed down texts incline towards affirmation of matters while the intellect inclines towards negation of matters. I would like to say that in consideration of that, the religions of Judaism, Christianity and idolatry are all in totality religions that lead one towards open, crass and perverted idolatry regarding the Names and Attributes.

وأن الفلسفات العقلية يشيع فيها التعطيل واستبعاد أن يتصف الخالق بالصفات،

As for the intellectual philosophical exercises, these lead one to negation of matters such as the Names and Attributes of Allah, as they believe it to be far-fetched and below rank that the Creator be described with Attributes.  

وأما العقيدة الإسلامية فتتميز بالإثبات من غير تشبيه وبالتنزيه من غير تعطيل.

In terms of the doctrine of Islam on the matter, it clearly affirms the Names and Attributes without likening in any way and declares the Names and Attributes to be without shortcoming while not negating them.

As cited from the Shaikh, Mustafa Hamdu `Ulayyan.