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All praise is due to Allah, and may exaltation and safety be granted to Muhammad, his family, his companions, and those who aid them. To proceed:

The issue of companionship and affiliation is an important topic; thus, I would like to share some Islamic texts with my noble brothers and sisters about it. I ask Allah to place sincerity and benefit in this effort.

Allah, the Most High, says (i.e. its meaning):

And it has already come down to you in the Book [i.e., the Qur’aan] that when you hear the verses of Allah [recited], they are denied [by them] and ridiculed (1); so do not sit with them until they enter into another conversation. Indeed, you would then be like them. Indeed, Allah will gather the hypocrites and disbelievers in Hell all together. [Soorah an-Nisaa (4): 140]

Imaam as-S’adee [d. 1376 AH], may Allah have vast mercy on him, said:

The statement of Allah the Most High: ‘Indeed, you would then be like them’ means: If you sit with them while they are mocking and ridiculing, you would then be like them.

This is because you were pleased with their disbelief and ridicule, and the one who is pleased with disobedience is like the doer of it.

In summary, whoever attends a gathering in which Allah is being disobeyed, it is obligatory upon him to censure them if he has the ability, or he must stand up and leave if he doesn’t have the ability to rebuke them. (2)

To be continued, if Allah wills…

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(1) Imaam as-S’adee says: “This includes the different groups of the people of innovation. This is because their usage of the verses of Allah to prove their falsehood entail ridicule of the verses of Allah…” See footnote #2.

(2) ‘Abdur-Rahmaan as-S’adee, Tayseer al-Kareem ar-Rahmaan, 1/372

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All praise is due to Allah, and may exaltation and safety be granted to Muhammad, his family, his companions, and those who aid them. To proceed:

Allah, the Most High, says in meaning:

1. Say, I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind

2. The Sovereign of mankind

3. The God of mankind

4. From the evil of the retreating whisperer

5. Who whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind

6. From among the jinn and mankind.

 

[An Explanation of Soorah an-Naas] (1)

 

[1]:Say, I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind:” Say -O Messenger- I seek refuge and protection with Allah, the Lord of mankind, He Who is solely and completely Able to repel evil whispers [from harming mankind];

[2]: “The Sovereign of mankind:” The One Who governs all of their affairs, the One free from need of them;

[3]: “The God of mankind:” Who there is no true deity except Him;

[4]: “From the evil of the retreating whisperer:” From the harm of Shaytaan (i.e. the Devil) who whispers [to mankind] when they are negligent in the remembrance of Allah;

[5]: “Who whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind:” He who casts evil and doubts into the chests of mankind;

[6]: “From among the jinn and mankind:” From the Shayaateen (i.e. Devils) of jinn and mankind. [Soorah an-Naas]

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(1) A Simplified Explanation of the Qu’raan, King Fahd Qur’aan Complex (Foreword by Saalih Aali ash-Shaykh), 604

 

 

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All praise is due to Allah, and may exaltation and safety be granted to Muhammad, his family, his companions, and those who aid them. To proceed:

Allah, the Most High, says in meaning:

1. Say, I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak

2. From the evil of that which He created

3. And from the evil of darkness when it settles

4. And from the evil of the blowers in knots

5. And from the evil of an envier when he envies. [Soorah al-Falaq]

 

[An Explanation of Soorah al-Falaq] (1)

 

[1]: “Say, I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak:” Say -O Messenger of Allah- I seek refuge with and protection with the Lord of daybreak, the morning;

[2]: “From the evil of that which He created:” From the evil-side of every created being and their harms;

[3]: “And from the evil of darkness when it settles:” From the evil of extremely dark nights when it (i.e. darkness) spreads, and from the evil and harms contained therein (i.e. night-time);

[4]: “And from the evil of the blowers in knots:” From the evil of magicians who blow into knots with the intention of performing magic;

[5]: “And from the evil of an envier when he envies:” From the evil of an hateful envier of people when he envies them because of what Allah has bestowed upon them from His blessings, desiring by his envy the removal of their blessings and for harm to befall them.

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(1) A Simplified Explanation of the Qu’raan, King Fahd Qur’aan Complex (Foreword by Saalih Aali ash-Shaykh), 604

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All praise is due to Allah, and may exaltation and safety be granted to Muhammad, his family, his companions, and those who aid them. To proceed:

Allah, the Most High, says in meaning:

1. Say, He is Allah, [who is] One,

2. Allah, the Eternal Refuge.

3. He neither begets nor is born,

4. Nor is there to Him any equivalent.  [Soorah al-Ikhlaas]

 

[An Explanation of Soorah al-Ikhlaas] (1)

 

[1]: “Say, He is Allah, [who is] One:” Say O’ Messenger of Allah, He is Allah, the One who is singled out in worship, lordship and in His names and attributes, no one is a partner with Him in them.

[2]: “Allah, the Eternal Refuge:” Allah is the One who is completely perfect in His noble attributes, glory, and greatness. He is the One whom the creation turn to for their needs and requests.

[3]: “He neither begets nor is born:” He does not have a child, parent, nor wife.

[4]: “Nor is there to Him any equivalent:” There is nothing from His creation equivalent to Him or similar to Him, not in His names, not in His attributes, and not in His actions; He is blessed, lofty, and far-removed from any imperfections.

 


(1) A Simplified Explanation of the Qu’raan, King Fahd Qur’aan Complex (Foreword by Saalih Aali ash-Shaykh), 604

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All praise is due to Allah, and may exaltation and safety be granted to Muhammad, his family, his companions, and those who aid them. To proceed:

Allah, the Most High, says: “And purify your clothing.” [Soorah al-Mudaththir (74): 4] – Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool, may Allah protect him, said about this verse:

The scholars have mentioned three meanings for this verse:

[1]: ‘And purify your clothing’ means: purify your heart from polytheism (i.e. shirk) with Islam;

[2]: ‘And purify your clothing’ means: purify innovation with the Sunnah;

[3]: ‘And purify your clothing’ means: to purify your actual clothing from filth. (1)


(1) “Short Hand Notes from Tafseer Class at Umm al-Quraa University”

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