Hadith on the Karamat of the Friends of Allah

Link: https://sunnah.com/muslim/50/14

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Habib Aydarus bin Sumayt martyred while praying

Prominent cleric shot dead while praying in Yemen’s Hadhramaut


Staff writer, Al Arabiya EnglishFriday,

2 March 2018

Unknown gunmen assassinated cleric Al Habib Aidroos Ben Abdullah bin Sumait, a prominent scholar and imam of Al-Mehdhar Mosque in his home in the city of Tarim in Hadhramaut, southern Yemen.

The gunmen pretended to be joining the cleric to read Quran, and after he allowed them in, they shot him as he performed his prayer, according to sources close to the deceased.

Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr condemned the assassination, which he described as an attack on moderate thinking that rejects deviant ideas and rejects them socially.

He added that Bin Sumait was one of the moderate voices known for his honesty and morals.

The attack is the first of its kind in the city of Trim, which is renowned for its role in advocating tolerance, rejecting violence and advocacy for moderation.

It is especially alarming as the number of assassinations in southern Yemen has risen.

Aden has witnessed assassinations of imams and religious teachers.

The same province witnessed an intensive campaign to hunt down militants belonging to al-Qaeda, leading to the detection of the headquarters used by a terrorist group to launch assassinations in Hadhramaut and Aden during the month of September last year.

This story is also available in Arabic.



We have lost another of the men of Allah. On Friday 14th Jumada al-Akhirah 1439 / 2nd March 2018, Habib Aydarus bin Abdullah bin Sumayt was martyred in shocking circumstances in Tarim, Hadramawt. On that morning a man knocked on his door claiming that he was sick and asking Habib Aydarus to read verses of the Qur’an over him. After welcoming him in, Habib Aydarus said that he would pray Salat al-Duha and then come to him. The man then shot him and he died on his prayer mat in front of his wife.

His death is reminiscent of the death of Sayyiduna Umar ibn al-Khattab, who asked to die as a martyr in Madinah, and also of the death of Sayyiduna Uthman, who died in his own home. Who would have thought that Habib Aydarus would die as a martyr in his own home in Tarim? The Prophet ﷺ  also told us that the one who dies on Friday will be given the reward of a martyr and will be protected from the punishment of the grave.

Habib Aydarus was a spiritual guide and healer and was much loved by the people of Tarim. There was hardly a person in Tarim nor a visitor to the city who did not go to his house next to Masjid al-Mihdar in order for him to read over them or see to their needs. He had immense humility and would never turn anyone away. He was born in 1352 (1933) and for many years was the imam of Masjid al-Mihdar, one of the main and most historic mosques in Tarim. That morning he had prayed fajr in the mosque with the congregation, as was his custom. May Allah raise his rank and give ease to his family and loved ones.



Smiling corpses of Pseudo-Jihadi Salafis


Photos of smiling corpses is one of the popular propaganda material used by Pseudo-Jihadi Salafis. In their view, it is one of their strongest evidence they possess to convince themselves that they are on the right path and soon to be green birds of paradise.

Even though of course smiling corpses can be found in plenty among people of all religion and that the photos used by pseudo-Jihadi Salafis are very selective and reported by their own unreliable propaganda team, at the end of the day the whole basis of smiling corpse as evidence is not known to Muslims. We have not heard of anyone from the Salaf or Khalaf looking for smiling corpses as evidence nor found anyone to have interpreted any verse from the Quran or saying from the Prophet salatonmassenger in such a manner.

We also, on the contrary, find from the teachings of our beloved Prophet salatonmassenger that the sign of the death of a believer is that the believer dies with sweat on his forehead, as can be seen from the authentic hadiths below and which is also consistent with how our beloved Prophet salatonmassenger passed away.



Imam Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr (d. 423H) on the meaning of Bidah

The Maliki scholar Al Hafiz Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr (d.423H) in his work الاستذكار writes:

وَأَمَّا قَوْلُ عُمَرَ نِعْمَتِ الْبِدْعَةُ فِي لِسَانِ الْعَرَبِ اخْتِرَاعُ مَا لَمْ يَكُنْ وَابْتِدَاؤُهُ فَمَا كَانَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ فِي الدِّينِ خِلَافًا لِلسُّنَّةِ الَّتِي مَضَى عَلَيْهَا الْعَمَلُ فَتِلْكَ بِدَعَةٌ لَا خَيْرَ فِيهَا وَوَاجِبٌ ذَمُّهَا وَالنَّهْيُ عَنْهَا وَالْأَمْرُ بِاجْتِنَابِهَا وَهِجْرَانُ مُبْتَدِعِهَا إِذَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُ سُوءُ مَذْهَبِهِ وَمَا كَانَ مِنْ بِدْعَةٍ لَا تُخَالِفُ أَصْلَ الشَّرِيعَةِ وَالسُّنَّةِ فَتِلْكَ نِعْمَتِ الْبِدْعَةُ كَمَا قَالَ عُمَرُ لِأَنَّ أَصْلَ مَا فَعَلَهُ سُنَّةٌ
وَكَذَلِكَ قَالَ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ عُمَرَ فِي صَلَاةِ الضُّحَى وَكَانَ لَا يَعْرِفُهَا وَكَانَ يَقُولُ وَلِلضُّحَى صلاة
وذكر بن أبي شيبة عن بن عُلَيَّةَ عَنِ الْجَرِيرِيِّ عَنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنِ الْأَعْرَجِ قال سألت بن عُمَرَ عَنْ صَلَاةِ الضُّحَى فَقَالَ بِدْعَةٌ وَنِعْمَتِ الْبِدْعَةُ
وَقَدْ قَالَ تَعَالَى حَاكِيًا عَنْ أَهْلِ الكتاب (ورهبانية ابتدعوها ما كتبنها عليهم إلا ابتغاء رضوان الله الحديد 27
وَأَمَّا ابْتِدَاعُ الْأَشْيَاءِ مِنْ أَعْمَالِ الدُّنْيَا فَهَذَا لَا حَرَجَ فِيهِ وَلَا عَيْبَ عَلَى فَاعِلِهِ


Rough translation:


As for the saying of Umar رضي الله عنه  “What a good innovation this is”, in the language of the Arabs it is to invent what has not (previously existed) and to originate it. So whatever was from that (i.e., innovated) in the religion opposes the Sunnah which was practiced in the past, that is a Bidah. There is no good in it and it is necessary to condemn it and forbid it and command (people) to avoid it and to abandon the innovator when he finds out his bad doctrine. And it is not considered a Bidah if it does not contradict the basis (asl) of the Sharia and Sunnah. It is (instead) a good innovation, as Umarرضي الله عنه  said, because the basis (asl) of what he did was from the Sunnah.

Similarly, Abdullah ibn Umarرضي الله عنه  said about Salat Ad-Duha, (…) as Ibn Abi Shaybah reported from (…..) that Ibn Umar was asked about Salat ad-Duha, he said it is an innovation and a good innovation.

And Allah Almighty said the story about the people of the Book {and monasticism, which they innovated; We did not prescribe it for them except [that they did so] seeking the approval of Allah}[Q 57:27]

As for innovating things in worldly matters, there is nothing wrong with it and there is no blemish on the one who does it.

End Quote

Prophet Muhammed ﷺ on Takfiri Terrorists: “He is not of me”

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From the highlighted part of the narrations above we can notice the characteristic of the people from whom the Prophet salatonmassenger has disassociated:

  • Rebellion & split from the Ummah. Which is a major trait of Takfiris. The name “Khawarij” comes from the root word  خرج that is used in this hadith.
  • Indiscriminate violence killing good and evil people alike to such extent that even the most pious are not free from their killing. Takfiris killing of scholars and pious of the Ummah are too numerous to mention here let alone their indiscriminate violence against the Ummah as a whole.
  • Violence against Non-Muslims who are under a covenant/pledge of security with Muslims. Another well known & distinct trait of Takfiri terrorists. The enormity of breaking covenants is such that in the widely reported authentic narration, the Prophet salatonmassenger said: “the asylum granted by any Muslim is to be secured by all the other Muslims, and whoever betrays a Muslim in this respect will incur the same (i.e. the curse of Allah, the angels, and all the people, none of his compulsory or optional good deeds of worship will be accepted)” ( Sahih Bukhari), and in another narration the Prophet salatonmassenger counted the breaking of covenants and treachery to be one of the four signs of a hypocrite (Sahih Bukhari).

One can positively say from the basis of this narration that our Prophet salatonmassenger has disassociated himself from these Takfiri terrorists of today, the modern day Kharijites.

Ironically, the above hadith is often quoted by Takfiris themselves however they use it to attack others as “tribalist”. But just as the Prophet salatonmassenger described the Khawarij that they read but “will not go beyond their throats”, they do not have the acumen to see the hadith is against them.

Ziyarah Buses in Madinah

Not so long ago Salafis use to preach that travelling with intent to visit any other holy place or religious journey besides the three mosques, was forbidden. For example the Salafi fatwa:

 it is not permissible to travel with the aim of visiting any holy place except these three. This does not mean that it is haraam to visit mosques in Muslim lands, because visiting them is prescribed and is mustahabb. Rather what is forbidden is setting out with that aim. If a person has another reason for travelling, and he happens to visit the mosque too, there is nothing wrong with that, rather he is obliged to pray Jumu’ah and prayers in congregation.

Source (Salafi site IslamQA)

Times have changed and now we have official Saudi govt. authorized double decker buses and tourism packages to visit places ranging from Uhud mountain to the site of the Battle of Trench. The sites are currently few but its just a start.


Also see:  Madinah ‘Tourist Bus’ runs pilot trip


Update (10/02/2018):  Saudi Arabia to promote 250 ancient caves for tourism

Daesh cult reaffirms they are upon the Najdi Dawah


The modern day Khawarij cult “Daesh” in their latest propaganda magazine (i.e., Rumiyah Issue #10) once again clarifies and reaffirms about themselves that their cult was “established upon the same principles as the blessed Najdi da’wah state founded by the followers of the Mujaddid Imam Muhammed Ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhab“. It should leave no doubt for those still in denial.

Although they consider it a “blessed” Najdi dawa,  the Prophet on the contrary said about Najd:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar: that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “O Allah bless us in our Sham! O Allah bless us in our Yemen.” They said: “And in our Najd” He said: “O Allah bless us in our Sham! O Allah bless us in our Yemen.” They said: “And in our Najd” He said: “Earthquakes are there, and tribulations are there.” Or he said: “The horn of Shaitan comes from there.” – [ Jami`at-Tirmidhi]

In addition, they also proudly claim to take their Islam from complete imbeciles like Abu Musab az-Zarqawi and his bandwagon. As one knows, Wahhabism has long mutated into various sects and groups in past 200 years. For a slightly more detailed look at the link between Najdi Wahhabism and Daesh as well as where they departed and differed, see: http://carnegieendowment.org/2016/02/18/kingdom-and-caliphate-duel-of-islamic-states-pub-62810

Moreover in this magazine, they once again make mass takfir of the Afghan Taliban. If even the Taliban are murtad to them then its a no brainier what their views regarding the rest of Muslims are.

On the difference between Imam Malik and Imam Shafi on Bidah

The classification of Bidah (i.e., innovation in religion) into praiseworthy & blameworthy or into obligatory, recommended, permissible, disliked, forbidden and such are well established by majority of scholars among all four schools of Sunni Islam. The scholars have agreed that not all innovation is evil and a matter not existing during the time of the Salaf does not necessarily imply the rejection of the matter. Instead they have explained that if an innovated matter has a basis in Quran, Sunnah, Ijma, Qiyas or other sources of evidences in the Sharia either in general or detail, than such a matter is not necessarily rejected. What follows then is an ijthihad done by scholars in categorizing an innovated matter into one of these classifications of Bidah and as a result it is natural that there exist at times difference of opinion among mujtahid scholars within a school as well as across the schools, in their conclusions because of the difference in weighing of evidence, applying the principles of fiqh and so forth.

However there is also another sub category whereby an innovated matter has no clear basis in the sharia nor rejected by the Sharia or a case where an innovated matter has a basis in Sharia however it was not acted upon by the Salaf or that that no specific form is known from the Salaf with regards to it. The Maliki scholar Shaykh Uthman Don Fodio in his book “Ihya’u as-Sunna wa Ikhmad al-Bid`a” goes onto mention the existence of a difference between Imam Malik and Imam Shafi on this, may Allah be pleased with them all.

Similarly elsewhere the Imam says,

Quotes taken from the book Ihya’u as-Sunna wa Ikhmad al-Bid`a : http://siiasi.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Ihyas-Sunna_wa_Ikhmadl-Bida_The_Revival.pdf

Al Qaeda looted $100 million from the poor Sunni Muslims of Yemen

It has become trending among Al Qaeda as well as other Takfiri or pseudo-Jihadi groups of its kind to constantly push media propaganda of them giving out food to people or doing some other charity work in order to win converts & supporters for their cult but, what they don’t mention is the source of this wealth which is robbing Muslims in the first place. After all, most of them consider Muslims as kuffar and polytheists and Muslim countries as Dar al-Kufr and so they have no qualms in taking the wealth of Muslims and shared public wealth of a nation as their own personal wealth, as in the example below.