بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللَّهِ الْإِسْلَامُ ۗ وَمَا اخْتَلَفَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ إِلَّا مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَهُمُ الْعِلْمُ بَغْيًا
بَيْنَهُمْ ۗ وَمَن يَكْفُرْ بِآيَاتِ اللَّهِ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ سَرِيعُ الْحِسَابِ
Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, then surely, Allah is Swift in calling to account. 3:19
From the Beautiful Aspects of Islaam
By Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree(hafidahullaah)*
The Islaam that Allaah has sent all Prophets and Messengers with is based upon two basic affairs :
The Da’wah (call) to single Allaah out with ones worship, love and hate for Allaah’s sake is based upon this principle, those who do not embrace and live by this are declared to be disbelievers.
Warning against shirk, associating partners in any type of worship with Allaah and being serious in this warning and having hatred for polytheism. Whoever would uphold these two principles, in truth, is a Muslim, a worshipper of Allaah, not worshipping other than him, having hope in Allaah alone. These are the two principles that all the Prophets and Messengers conformed to.
Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree mentions three examples of the upright and beautiful nature of Islaam before answering the following questions :
[Q1] : What is the ruling on making up the days of fasting in Ramadaan for a pregnant or breastfeeding woman?
[Q2] : Are we permitted to eat at restaurants that serve alcohol, provided that it is not served at our table?
[Q3] : I took a loan with an agreement to pay ribaa’ on it (in a time of ignorance), now I realise this error but interest has accumulated, is it upon me to pay this loan along with the ribaa’ since I have agreed to the (interest-bearing) contract in the beginning.
[Q4] : What is the case about a person who ascribes to salafiyyah, however he has some ignorance, along with this ignorance he approaches the people of innovation, in this example, the asharees and specifically those who call to the asharee way. His ignorance leads him into mistakes in basics of ‘aqeedah, like his affirmation of two ears for Allaah without a text to do so, in the heat of the argument, he makes grave errors and affirms attributes for Allaah that we have no evidence to affirm. What is the ruling or what advice would you give us for those who enter in to arguments in religious affairs, not being firmly grounded in Islaamic knowledge?
[Q5] : What is the difference between the one who accepts Islaam and the one who is born in to it? In our city there are those who use this against the salafees, to keep them distant from the salafee masjid. They say that those who are in charge are new to Islaam, not from muslim families, not having the culture of Islaam, they use this differentiation to confuse people and keep them away from as-salafiyyah.
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Who is Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree(hafidahullaah)?
He is the Noble Shaykh ‘Ubayd bin ‘Abdillaah bin Sulaymaan al-Hamdaanee al-Jaabiree, from the tribe of Banoo Jaabir. Born in the year 1357H (i.e. presently he is 76 year old) in an area of al-Madeenah an-Nabawiyyah.
In 1374H, he settled in al-Madeenah, and due to family-related circumstances, he withdrew from his studies for a period of time. Then, in the year 1381, he resumed studies beginning in Daarul-Hadeeth of al-Madeenah, then the Ma’hadul-‘Ilmee, then College of Sharee’ah in the Islaamic University. The Shaykh(hafidahullaah) graduated in the year 1392H with a rating of imtiyaaz (excellence) and was the first of his class.
The Shaykh later went on to obtain his Masters in Tafseer.
He studied at the hands of a number prominent scholars, the most notable of whom were :
Shaykh Sayfur-Rahmaan bin Ahmad
Shaykh Ammaar bin ‘Abdillaah
Shaykh Abdul-‘Azeez bin ‘Abdillaah bin ‘Abdil-‘Azeez al-Khudayree
Shaykh Awdah bin Talqah al-Ahmadee
Shaykh Dakheelullaah bin Khaleefah al-Khulaytee
Shaykh Abdur-Rahmaan bin ‘Abdillaah al-‘Ajlaan
Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Abdillaah al-‘Ajlaan
Shaykh al-‘Allaamah al-Muhaddith Hammaad bin Muhammad al-Ansaaree
Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin Al-‘Abbaad
Shaykh ‘Ubayd was an Imaam in Masjid as-Sabt in Madeenah from 1387 to 1392 H. He was a daa’iyyah in Markazud-Da’wah wal-Irshaad in Madeenah from 1396-1404.
From 1404-1417, Shaykh ‘Ubayd was a teacher in the Islaamic University of Madeenah.
Note : The Attached Audio has some disturbing sound, but for a student of Knowledge such things does not prevent him from benefiting.
“O Allaah! Show us the truth as truth so that we may follow it, and show us falsehood as falsehood, so that we may abstain from it.” Ameen.
Baarak-Allaahu Feekum, wa sal-Allaahu wa sallam ‘alaa Nabiyyinaa Muhammad
was-Salaam ‘Alaykum wa-Rahmatullaahe wa Barakaatuhu.
وَمَن يُشَاقِقِ الرَّسُولَ مِن بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُ الْهُدَىٰ وَيَتَّبِعْ غَيْرَ سَبِيلِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ نُوَلِّهِ مَا تَوَلَّىٰ وَنُصْلِهِ جَهَنَّمَ ۖ وَسَاءَتْ مَصِيرًا
“And whosoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follow other than the believers way, We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in the hell-what and evil destination (4 : 115)