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Is there such a group known as Madkhalee Salafees?


First who is Sheikh Rabee Haade al Madklalee and why is he despised so much?

Sheikh Rabee Ibn Haadee al Madkhalee is one of the Salafi Scholars that currently resisdes in Mecca, Saudi Arabia and is well known for refuting those that have fallen into error (Radd ala Muklalafeen) from the people of bidah and the people of Sunnah.

One of the most famous books Sheikh Rabee authored is Manhaj al Anbiya fi Dawa illall (The Methodology of the Prophets in calling to Allah). In this book Sheikh Rabee clarified the mistakes of Abul A`laa al Maududi (rahimullah) and Syed Qutub (rahimullalllah) and also the methdology of the Ikwanul Muslimeen in their trying to acheive political power. Sheikh Rabee demonstrated they differed with the Prophets in their calling to Allah.

It is becauuse of his refutation on the likes of Syed Qutub, who the Ikwanees and Jihadees championed as a Shaheed and a scholar that so much hatred has been directed to the Sheikh from the Muslims who have been affected by this political dawah which has led to the use of insulting names towards the Salafees who may follow a particular opinion of the Sheikh on a particular person. Hence the Salafees have been named the as “Madkhalees”.

Simular to this is the insults that are directed to the Salafees from amongst the Sufis and others who call the Salafees ‘Wahabees’. So if you were to ask them what is a ‘Wahabee’ or the principles of ‘Wahabiya’ or their creed and how it opposes the Sunnah, typically you will find a deafening silence. And if you ask the people who insult the Salafees with the name ‘Madkhalees” how do the ‘Madhkalees’ oppose the Sunnah or what are their principles, likewise you will also find a deafening silence.

Another point that  needs to be highlighted is that Sheikh bin Baz, Sheikh Albanee and Sheikh Uthaymeen were on a higher level of scholarship than that of Sheikh Rabee and their fatawaa are much more often referred to yet we don’t find the political activists calling the Salafees Albanees, Bazees or Uthaymeens and these scholars all had the same ‘Aqeedah’ and ‘Manhaj’.

So why the need to use insulting names like ‘Salafee Madklalees’ or ‘Extreme Madhkalees’?

The reason has been stated before which is that Sheikh Rabee refuted the heads of Ikwani Muslimeen which the Jammatul Jihad was in fact an offshoot of the Ikwani Muslimeen, so this angered these groups and thus the insults came piling in.

So what is the Salafi position towards Sheikh Rabee?

The Salafi position towards Sheikh Rabee is the same as it is towards the other scholars of this Ummah and that is that we respect them and honour them, their statements and fatawaa which can be accepted or rejected based upon the evidences (Adila) put forward by them.

But as for blind following them, it is permissible to blind follow them in a specific issue if the common Muslim is unable to weigh up the evidences and choose the correct position. For example, it is permissible to follow the opinion of Sheikh Albanee on his opinions about whether a certain hadeeth is saheeh or not, as most Muslims do not know the ‘Science of Hadeeth‘, likewise it permissible to blind follow the Sheikh Rabee on a specific issue of criticising an individual for the one who is unable to weigh up the evidences without being labeled a Madkhalee.

We recognise that certain Salafee individuals may have not always presented the dawah in the best light and are known for harsness in some affairs, but to label all Salafees with derogatory names is unjust, and Allah’s help is sought.

by Jafar

The description of the Paradise and the delights that it contains


سم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Ibn al Qayyim said, in regards to the description of the Paradise and the delights that it contains:
“And if you ask about its ground and its soil, then it is of musk and saffron.

And if you ask about its roof, then it is the Throne of the Most Merciful.
And if you ask about its rocks, then they are pearls and jewels.

And if you ask about its buildings, then they are made of bricks of gold and silver. And if you ask about its trees, then it does not contain a single tree except that its trunk is made of gold and silver.

And if you ask about its fruits, then they are softer than butter and sweeter than honey.

And if you ask about its leaves, then they are softer than the softest cloth.

And if you ask about its rivers, then there are rivers of milk who’s taste does not change, and rivers of wine that is delicious to those who drink it, and rivers of honey that is pure, and rivers of water that is fresh.

And if you ask about their food, then it is fruits from whatever they will choose, and the meat of whatever birds they desire.

And if you ask about their drink, then it is Tasneem, ginger, and Kaafoor.

And if you ask about their drinking cups, then they are crystal-clear and made of gold and silver.

And if you ask about its shade, then a fast rider would ride in the shade of one of its trees for a hundred years and not escape it.

And if you ask about its vastness, then the lowest of its people would have within his kingdom and walls and palaces and gardens the distance that would be travelled in a thousand years.

And if you ask about its tents and encampments, then one tent is like a concealed pearl that is sixty miles long.

And if you ask about its towers, then they are rooms above rooms in buildings that have rivers running underneath them.

And if you ask about how far it reaches into the sky, then look at the shining star that is visible, as well as those that are far in the heavens that the eyesight cannot possibly reach.

And if you ask about the clothing of its inhabitants, then they are of silk and gold.

And if you ask about its beds, then its blankets are of the finest silk laid out in the highest of its levels.

And if you ask about the faces of its inhabitants and their beauty, then they are like the image of the Moon.

And if you ask about their age, then they are young ones of 33 years in the image of Adam, the father of humanity.

And if you ask about what they will be hearing, then it is the singing of their wives from among the Hoor al-’Ayn, and better than that are the voices of the Angels and the Prophets, and better than that is the Speech of the Lord of the Worlds.

And if you ask about their servants, then they are young boys of everlasting youth who resemble scattered pearls.

And if you ask about their brides and wives, then they are young and full-breasted and have had the liquid of youth flow through their limbs; the Sun runs along the beauty of her face if she shows it, light shines from between her teeth if she smiles; if you meet her love, then say whatever you want regarding the joining of two lights; he sees his face in the roundness of her cheek as if he is looking into a polished mirror, and he sees the brightness from behind her muscles and bones; if she were to be unleashed upon the World, she would fill what is between the Heavens and the Earth with a beautiful wind, and the mouths of the creation would glorifiy, praise, and exclaim greatness, and everything between the East and the West would be adorned for her, and every eye would be shut from everthing but her, and the light of the Sun would be outshone just as the light of the Sun outshines the light of the stars, and everyone on the face of the Earth would believe in the Ever-Living, the One who Sustains and Protects all the exists.

And the covering on her head is better than the World and all that is in it, and she does not increase with age except in beauty; free from an umbilical cord, childbirth and menses, and pure of mucous, saliva, urine and other filthy things; her youth never fades, her clothing is never worn out, no garment can be created that matches her beauty, and no one who is with her can ever become bored; her attention is restricted to her husband, so she desires none but him, just as his attention is restricted to her so she is the sole object of his desire, and he is with her in utmost safety and security, as none has touched her before of either humans or Jinn.

And if you ask about the Day of Increase (in reward) and the visit of the all-Mighty, all-Wise, and the sight of His Face – free from any resemblance or likeness to anything – as you see the Sun in the middle of the day and the full Moon on a cloudless night, then listen on the day that the caller will call: ‘O People of Paradise! Your Lord – Blessed and Exalted – requests you to visit Him, so come to visit Him!’ So they will say: ‘We hear and obey!’

Until, when they finally reach the wide valley where they will all meet – and none of them will turn down the request of the caller – the Lord – Blessed and Exalted – will order His Chair to be brought there. Then, pulpits of light will emerge, as well as pulpits of pearls, gemstone, gold, and silver. The lowest of them in rank will sit on sheets of musk, and will not see what those who are on the chairs above them are given. When they are comfortable where they are sitting and are secure in their places, and the caller calls: ‘O People of Paradise! You have an appointment with Allaah in which He wishes to reward you!’ So they will say: ‘And what is that reward? Has He not already made our faces bright, made our scales heavy, entered us into Paradise, and pushed us away from the Fire?’

And when they are like that, all of a sudden a light shines that encompasses all of Paradise. So, they raise their heads, and, behold: the Compeller – Exalted is He, and Holy are His Names – has come to them from above them and majestified them and said: ‘O People of Paradise! Peace be upon you!’ So, this greeting will not be responded to with anything better than: ‘O Allaah! You are Peace, and from You is Peace! Blessed are You, O possessor of Majesty and Honor!’ So the Lord – Blessed and Exalted – will laugh to them and say: ‘O People of Paradise! Where are those who used to obey Me without having ever seen Me? This is the Day of Increase!’

So, they will all give the same response: ‘We are pleased, so be pleased with us!’ So, He will say: ‘O People of Paradise! If I were not pleased with you, I would not have made you inhabitants of My Paradise! So, ask of Me!’ So, they will all give the same response: ‘Show us your Face so that we may look at it!’ So, the Lord – Mighty and Majestic – will remove his covering and will majestify them and will cover them with His Light, which, if Allaah – the Exalted – had not Willed not to burn them, would have burned them.

And there will not remain a single person in this gathering except that his Lord – the Exalted – will speak to him and say: ‘Do you remember the day that you did this and that?’ and He will remind him of some of his bad deeds in the Worldy life, so he will say: ‘O Lord! Will you not forgive me?’ So, He will say: ‘Of course! You have not reached this position of yours (in Paradise) except by my forgiveness.’

So, how sweet is this speech to the ears, and how cooled are the righteous eyes by the glance at His Noble Face in the Afterlife…

“Some faces that Day will be shining and radiant, looking at their Lord…” (Surah al-Qiyaamah Ayat 22-3)

[from Haadi al-Arwaah ilaa Bilaad il-Afraah by Ibn al-Qayyim, pg. 193]

Posted by Umm Summayah

Conditions of Jihad: Seeking permission from the Muslim Ruler (5)


These conditions were taken from a book called Al Jihad Anwarnuha wa Ahkaamuha wal had Afaasul Baynahu wa Bayna Fawda (Jihad its Types and its Rulings and a Clear Distinction between it and Anarchy).  The book was written by Sheikh Dr Hamd bin Ibraheem al Uthmaan and was read and introduced by Sheikh Saalih Saad al-Suhaimi al-Harbi pg 148.

Conditions of Jihad: Seeking permission from the Muslim Ruler (5)

The affair of Jihad is entrusted to the Imam (Muslim Ruler) and there are evidences to this from the Book the Sunnah and the Consensus.

The Most High said; “May Allah forgive you. Why did you grant them leave, until those who told you the truth were seen by you in clear light and you had known the liars” (Surah Taubah Ayah 43).

The Most High said; “Those who believe in Allah and the last day would not ask your leave to be exempted from fighting with their properties and their lives and Allah is knower of al-Muttaqun. (the pious). (Surah Taubah Ayah 44).

And  this is because Jihad in the  battle of Tabuk was fard ayn (individual obligation) for who whoever the leader told to go out (for Jihad), so it was compulsory for everybody to go out for Jihad.

And also if Jihad is fard al-kifiya (communal obligation), it is a must that permission is sought from the Imam/ Ameer (Muslim Ruler) in this affair.

The ground (of complaint) is only against those who are rich, and yet ask exemption. They are content to be with (the women) who sit behind (at home) and Allâh has sealed up their hearts (from all kinds of goodness and right guidance) so that they know not (what they are losing). (Surah Taubah Ayah 93)

This ayat is clear with regards to seeking permission of the Imam/ Ameer to remain behind from performing a military expedition if the ruler commands the Muslims to go out for Jihad.

The Most High said “If Allâh brings you back to a party of them (the hypocrites), and they ask your permission to go out (to fight), say: “Never shall you go out with me, nor fight an enemy with me; you agreed to sit inactive on the first occasion, then you sit (now) with those who lag behind”. (At-Tawbah Ayah 83)

The true believers are only those, who believe in (the Oneness of) Allah and His Messenger Muhammad (salalla alahi salaam), and when they are with him on some common matter, they go not away until they have asked his permission. Verily! Those who ask your permission, those are they who (really) believe in Allâh and His Messenger. So if they ask your permission for some affairs of theirs, give permission to whom you will of them, and ask Allâh for their forgiveness. Truly, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (An-Nur 24:62)

So the Ameer is the person all the affairs go back to (for permission) like like Jihad in the cause of Allah.

From the Sunnah the Prophet (salallahu alahi wa salaam) said; “There is no Hijrah after the conquest (of Mecca) but there is Jihad and intention so if your ordered to go out then go out”. (Sahih Bukhari Vol 6 page 37 Hadith No 2825)

On the authority of Aisha (radi Allahu anha) said; “I sought permission from the P rophet (salallahu alahi wasalaam) to do Jihad, so he (salalla alahi wasalaam) said; “The Jihad of you women is Hajj”. (Sahih Al Bukhari Vol 6 pg 75 Hadith No 2875)

This is clear in seeking the permision from the ruler

On the authority of Ibn Umar (radi Allahu anhu) said; “I offered myself (for Jihad) on the day of Uhud and I was fourteen  years old and he (salalla alahi wasalaam) didn,t  allow me. And I offered myself (for Jihad) on the day Kundaq and I was fifteen years old and he (salalla alahi wasalaam) allowed me”. (Sahih Bukhari  Vol 7 pg 492 Hadith No 4097).

On the authority of abu hurairah(radiallahuanhu) that he said that the messenger of Allah said “The Imam is a sheild you fight behind him“(bukhari vol 6 pge116 hadeeth no 2957)

Qarqi(rahimullah)ruled that there was a consensus he said”so if we acknowledge that there is a difference in his(salla alahi wasalam)Implementeting his leadership of the prayer and jugement and law so you must know that his power of leadership is divided into four catogories the catogories that the ulama agreed were(exclusivley)for him that he had the right to choose the leader of the prayer to establish the legal punishments and sending out of the armies and their likes(akham fe tamyeez alfatwaa an ahkam was tasrefaat alqadee wal Imaam page109)

Translated by Jafar ibn ruel Jeffrey

New Muslim class


There is a New Muslim class for brothers every Sunday at Masjid Taybah, 362 St Saviours Rd between 6pm and 7.30pm teaching the basics in Tawheed, Purification and Salat.

We also give out a free welcome pack for New Muslims which consists of a Quran and CD on how to pray and free books on Tawheed.

(this class is suspended for the next two weeks as I will be out of the country the classes will resume on sunday the 18th inshaallah)