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A Treasury of Guidance For the Muslim Striving to Learn his Religion (2): Sheikh Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee


Sheikh Muqbil was the well-known scholar who efforts lead to a revival of the Sunnah in Yemen in this century, furthermore Muslim students from all over the world have studies with him and his students and carries the authentic knowledge of Islaam back to their own lands. These essential questions and answers from him benefit any student of Islamic knowledge.


A Treasury of Guidance For the Muslim Striving to Learn His Religion (2):
Sheikh Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee

Statements of the Guiding Scholars Pocket Edition 2

Translated & Compiled By Abu Sukhailah Khalil Ibn-Abelahyi al-Amreekee

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Table of Contents

Introduction of Sheikh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdullah al-Imaam  (for original publication)
Compiler’s Introduction (Pocket Edition) …………..024

(1) My Advice to the Youth of the Revival of Islaam …………..38
(2) Question: What is the correct and sound position to be adopted by the scholar, the student of knowledge, and the caller to Allaah in relation to the modern day groups, parties, and Islamic organizations? …………..50
(3) Regarding Knowledge: its Merits, and which Knowledge is Considered Obligatory …………..54
(4) Question: Should we begin with seeking knowledge or with calling to Allaah? …………..62
(5) Question: What are the guidelines of seeking knowledge and what are the means and ways of seeking it? …………..68
(6) Question: What is your advice for the beginner in seeking Sharee’ah knowledge? …………..74
(7) Question: For the beginning student of knowledge, for example in America, what is your advice regarding those books which he should begin with and then those to proceed to step by step? …………..78
(8) Question: I am a teacher in an Islamic school, teaching boys between the ages of seven and eleven various studies related to Islaam. What do you advise me to teach them? Also, which are the best books for them in the area of fundamental beliefs? …………..84
(9) Question: What are those matters within the methodology of the people of the Sunnah and the Jama’ah which it is permissible to differ in, while giving advice to each other remains between us; and which matters is it is not permissible for us to differ in? Is it permissible to differ in regards to the basic correct belief, or with the different issues of belief? In what source work can we find a simple clarification of this? …………..88
(10) Question: Some of the people of knowledge say, “We advise the beginning student to read in the subject of correct beliefs, the book ‘al-Aqeedatul-Wasateeyah’ and in relation to fiqh, or the general understanding of how to practice the religion, to study the works of the school of jurisprudence predominantly found within his country. Therefore if the people of the country follow the Hanbalee school of jurisprudence, then study from the book ‘Zaad al-Mustaqnaa’, and if they follow the Shaafa’ee school of jurisprudence or the Maalikee school of jurisprudence, then study from their relevant books.” So what is the proper way to study the branch of knowledge known as fiqh, and which books do you recommend for its study? Also, which scholar’s statements are primarily based upon the Book and the Sunnah in this field? …………..92
(11) Question: What is the Islamic ruling on the use of the television if we have Islamic dialogues with the Christians, and knowledge based lectures that are specifically educational or cultural? …………..98
(12) Question: What is the Islamic ruling on reading daily newspapers, publications, or magazines for the purpose of getting societal, Islamic, governmental, or cultural news in order to understand what is going on around us? …………..102
(13) Question: Lastly, what is your advice to us as to how to seek knowledge? Also which books and tapes are needed by the beginning student of knowledge? …………..104
(14) Question: Some people say to the students of knowledge, “You are idle without work.” So what should our reply to this be? …………..106
(15) Question: What is the ruling regarding the one who does not obey his mother in the issue of seeking knowledge if she will not give him permission to go to another land to seek knowledge? Is he considered from those who have fallen into a major sin as someone who behaved badly toward his parents? Or is he from those who are rewarded for his seeking knowledge even thought he disobeyed his mother in conformance with the statement of the Messenger (upon him be good mention and peace), “There is no obedience to the creation in disobedience to the creator.”? …………..112
(16) Question: Which of them has precedence: going forth in seeking knowledge or going forth for jihaad? Additionally, is it required to get permission from your parents in both situations? …………..114
(17) Question: How should the student of knowledge behave towards his parent who attempts to prevent him from seeking knowledge? …………..118
(18) Question: Why is it not a condition to get permission from your parents when going to seek knowledge, but required when going for jihaad? Isn’t there a distinction in this, that if they have a need for you that you do not go for knowledge, and if they do not have a need for you then you may go seek knowledge? …………..120
(19) Question: Esteemed sheikh, may Allaah preserve you, we hope that you would give advice to your sons from among the students of knowledge who live in Abu Dhabee and the United Arab Emirates as a whole. …………..122
(20) Question: Oh Abu ‘Abdur-Rahman, we need for you to inform us how you organize your time in seeking knowledge. When do you do your research, when do you teach your brothers, and how many lessons do you have during a day and a night? And we ask Allaah for sincerity of intention for you and for ourselves …………..124
(21) Question: There are many hadeeth narrations which are addressed to “believers” or “Muslims”without using the phrase “woman” (or women). Does this indicate that the Muslim “woman” is not intended by these specific texts, as there are other verses of the Qur’aan and hadeeth narrations which do specifically mention them and are directed towards explaining the rulings for women and clarifying them? …………..128
(22) Question: What is the Sharee’ah knowledge that it is obligatory upon a woman to learn? …………..130
(23) Question: Esteemed sheikh, if our brothers desire beneficial knowledge they go to you and learn. But we are young women who have great ignorance of the affairs in our religion. Specifically, we need to be taught the rules of how to recite the Qur’aan; however we do not have the ability to have a teacher for this among ourselves or to conduct these lessons ourselves. So how can we seek beneficial knowledge? ………..132
(24) Question: What is the work of the female caller to Allaah, as you state that the Messenger of Allaah, may Allaah’s praise and salutations be upon him and his family, said: “Narrate from me even if it is a single statement.” And you mentions the statement, “The one who conceals knowledge, it will be a bridle upon him on the Day of Judgment.” So is it upon a woman to teach every matter that you teach, or is it established that this is not permitted for her? …………..138
(25) Question: What is the Islamic ruling of a woman who fulfills all the conditions of seeking knowledge within her home, but despite this goes to the masjid to meet her sisters in faith or to convey to them knowledge that she has? …………..142
(26) Question: If a female seeker of knowledge studies in the masjid, she needs to review what she has learned while at the masjid when she returns home, and this takes considerable time. However, she understands that needed work in her home awaits her, as she needs to assist her mother in the home. The affairs of her home take all of her time and seeking knowledge needs full dedication from her. So if she is occupied in her home, she is not able to acquire a great deal of knowledge. How can we reconcile between her commitment to her home and her dedication to seeking knowledge? …………..144
(27) uestion: A woman studies in her home and prefers to remain in her home- not even going out to the masjid. Is she better, or the woman who seeks knowledge outside and visits different masjids? …………..145
(28) Question: I am a female student of knowledge. I have been proposed to by close to 25 young men and I refused all of them during the past eight years. This was because I did not feel comfortable with any decision after making salat al-istikharah to Allaah the Most Glorified and the Most Exalted. However, my family has blamed me frequently regarding the failure to marry by saying, “What is important is any man who is acceptable.” But I have promised myself that I would only marry a brother who adheres to the Sunnah, and strives in the way of Allaah with his wealth, words and his self. So is this permissible? …………..146
(29) Question: What is the Islamic ruling regarding organizing our Islamic efforts in regard to women, with those efforts being in the masjid? That being, for example, a sister who takes the responsibility of straightening the rows of the women, and a sister who takes the responsibility of making sure the menstruating women are separated in a different area, and a sister who takes the responsibility for the management of a library by using cards for its administration. These young women would remain later after the other women have left in order to avoid any disorganization. …………..150
(30) Question: We see that some people do not give importance to seeking knowledge from the hands of the scholars and are satisfied with studying books in their homes. They argue that Sheikh al-Albaanee (may Allaah the Exalted preserve him) was able to reach the level of knowledge that he possesses solely by means of reading, not by means of taking from the scholars themselves. Is this correct and with what do you advise the one who says this? …………..152
(31) Question: What are the books related the subject of understanding how to correctly practice the religion that you advise me and those who are with me to read? …………..154
(32) Books of Guidance and Books of Misguidance. …………..156
(33) Question regarding acquiring the books which are important for a student of knowledge …………..180
(34) Question: What books should a student of knowledge should begin with, and then which should he proceed on to? …………..186
(35) Question: In the name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the most Merciful. I have come here only for a short trip and a short time I am not able to remain here and acquire knowledge from the hand our esteemed sheikh and from the hands of those others who teach here. For that reason I ask our sheikh with what he advises me in regard to books to read and study, and especially in the science of hadeeth? …………..188
(36) Question: What are the most authentic books through which we know from the transmitted accounts from the lives of the Successors of the Companions? …………..192
(37) Question: What is your view of the book ‘Fiqh as-Sunnah’ by Sayyed Saabiq? …………..194
(38) Question: What do you say about a student of knowledge who encourages beginning students of knowledge to read the book [[Fee Dhilaal al-Qur’aan]] and to place it within their homes? I explained to this student that these students are only beginning students of knowledge and they do not have the ability to distinguish between the beneficial and harmful statements in this book, or discern what the author stated reflecting the concept of unity of the creator and the creation! I put forth that they should read books such as ‘Fath al-Baaree’, ‘Sharh al-Muslim’ and ‘Riyaadh as-Saaliheen’, but he challenged this saying, “These books also have mistakes and errors. So why can they read those books and not read this book?” I responded by saying: “But he has statements advancing the concept of the unity of the creator with the creation!” However, he replied: “What else is there other than this one thing?” As he does not see this issue as significant enough. So are the following actions he is doing correct? Firstly, advising the students to read that book, meaning [[Fee Dhaleel al-Qur’aan]]. Secondly, making equal the author of that book to the two Imaams, Imaam Nawawee, and Imaam Ibn Hajr in regard to: a) mistakes in the issues of belief , as well as b) their position among the people of knowledge. …………..196
(39) Question: What knowledge related benefits connected to understanding the religion properly can be found in the book ‘Irwaa al-Ghaleel’? …………..200
(40) Notes Regarding the Best Books taken from the Statements of Sheikh Muqbil, May Allaah have Mercy upon Him (Points 70-90 …………..202
(41) Some Beneficial Notes Regarding Books …………..206
(42) Question: As for those who previously were considered to be upon the correct methodology and then deviated from it, is it permissible for us to listen to their tapes or to read their books that they had written in the past, and similarly their recorded lectures? …………..218
(43) Question: We observe that some of those who affiliate themselves with the methodology of the first three generations choose to occupy themselves with criticism and warning from the astray groups and sects, but neglect the seeking of knowledge, whereas others who claim the same methodology do give priority to seeking knowledge yet turn away from the matter of warnings and criticisms. Such that it has reached the state where those of the second group say, “Certainly, criticizing is not from the methodology of the people of the Sunnah at all.” So what is correct in this issue? …………..220
(44) Question: Some people accuse the people of the Sunnah with being harsh. How should we respond to them? …………..230
(45) Question: What is the difference between a statements of criticism and the giving advice? …………..232
(46) Question: Is it true that learning to recite with tajweed is obligatory upon every Muslim? As the author of the book “The Study of Tajweed” states: “It is obligatory”, and he derives this from the statement of Allaah the exalted: “Recite the Qur’aan properly” …………..236
(47) Question: What is the correct way to memorize the Qur’aan and the ahadeeth? …………..242
(48)Question: What are the causes that assist the student of knowledge in memorization, may Allaah bless you with good? …………..244
(49) Question: Can we take from the book verifications of Shu’ayb al-Arnout and his brother? …………..248
(50) Question: Along with the many people who verify the books from our righteous predecessors in this age; there are some verifiers who initially brought forth books in which are found beneficial points regarding general knowledge and correct belief. Then after they became well known among the ranks of youth, they began to bring forth strange statements and inconsistencies. How can the youth deal with this situation where there is little or no warning from the scholars regarding these shortcomings? From these verifiers, as an example, is the Sheikh ‘Abdul-Qaadir al-Arnaa’out and his verification of ‘Aqaawel at-Thiqaat’ of Karemee. We benefit from his introduction in relation to issues of correct belief and his refutation the distortion of the source texts by Asha’ree sect. However in contrast to this, in his comments within ‘Saheeh Ibn Hibbaan’, he brings forth similar distortions as them of some attributes of Allaah and legitimizes it. So we hope for a warning from these errors, and that you clarify for us the condition and level of some of the authors and verifiers in our time …………..250

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