|abd.ush-shakur||-- 23-11-2002 @ 12:00 AM|
Assalaamu Alaikum This post is for the concerned muslim who could help Insha allah!Myself and three other members have posted questions concerning the issue of saying Ramadan Mubarak hoping to recieve some bayan.This topic has been viewed by hundreds of other people Insha allah also with the hopes of recieving some clarity in this matter.Therefore i ask the concerned muslim In The Name of Allah The Most High if you have the abilty could you please present the haqq with regard to this matter. May Allah The most High reward you Ameen!
|Moosaa||-- 01-11-2003 @ 4:01 AM|
Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan says in Al-Mulakh-khas Al-Fiqh-hee (1/193):
This quote is relevant since the phrase "Ramadhaan Mubaarak" is similar to "Taqabbal Allaahu minnaa wa minkum" in that they are both phrases that are common on the tongues and are taken as Sunnah by some people.
Notice that when Ibn Taymiyyah said that it had been reported from some of the Companions that:
 He used the wording "has been reported" which indicates that the reports may not be authentic.
 He said afterwards that the imaams were lenient regarding it, meaning that he did not see it as being an established practice in the religion based on the reports from the Companions. Leniency [tarkhees] would not be needed for an established practice.
 He referred to the statement of Imaam Ahmad that Shaykh Saalih brought. Imaam Ahmad knew of the reports from the Companions as well, but still did not view this as an established religious practice. In Al-Mughnee:
سُئِلَ أَحْمَدُ عَنْ قَوْلِ النَّاسِ فِي الْعِيدَيْنِ تَقَبَّلَ اللَّهُ مِنَّا وَمِنْكُمْ . قَالَ : لَا بَأْسَ بِهِ , يَرْوِيه أَهْلُ الشَّامِ عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ . قِيلَ : وَوَاثِلَةَ بْنِ الْأَسْقَعِ ؟ قَالَ : نَعَمْ . قِيلَ : فَلَا تُكْرَهُ أَنْ يُقَالَ هَذَا يَوْمَ الْعِيدِ . قَالَ : لَا .
"Imaam Ahmad was asked about the saying of some people on the two 'Eeds 'Taqabballaahu minnaa wa minkum.' He said, 'There is no problem with that, as the people of Shaam have reported it from Aboo Umaamah.' It was said, 'And Waathilah ibn Al-Asqa'?' He said, 'Yes.' It was said, 'So this is not disliked that this is said on the day of 'Eed?' He said, 'No.'"
 While he and Imaam Ahmad both knew of these narrations, they themselves did not use these greetings themselves, but they would reply to those who greeted them with them and not disapprove of it. If they believed that the phrase was Sunnah, meaning the Sunnah of the Companions here, then they would have been the first to begin greeting the people with it due to their love of the Companions and their adherence to the guidance they were upon. So they viewed this statement as being normal speech, that which is mubaah (openly permissible) in its origin. Thus it is similar to the phrase "Ramdhaan Mubaarak" or 'Eed Mubaarak" or the likes, those statements which have no negative meaning within themselves and are considered from the normal speech of the people.
So when someone claims that these greetings are Sunnah, or a practice that is part of the Islaamic Sharee'ah, then they have taken it a step further than what has been discussed here, and we require from them proof from the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam).
This is the case in places where blind following is predominant. New Muslims are taught that this is the "Islaamic greeting" or "the Sunnah" for the 'Eed. This is usually said by those who take everything around them that the Muslims do as being Sunnah or religiously established without relying on any evidences.
So the statement of Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan and others from the scholars, that there is no harm in it, then this must be understood in the right context: There is no harm in someone saying this phrase to greet his brother on the 'Eed. However, as for a person claiming that it is "Sunnah" meaning the Sunnah of the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam), which is the first meaning people understand when they hear that something is Sunnah, then this is making something part of the Deen and it requires evidence, and the Shaykh was not speaking about this when he said, "laa ba's".
And Allaah knows best.
سبحانك اللهم وبحمدك
أشهد أن لا إله إلا أنت
أستغفرك وأتوب إليك
This message was edited by Moosaa on 11-1-03 @ 4:16 AM
|abdulmalikmuhammad||-- 16-11-2003 @ 8:51 PM|
Jazak`Allahum Khair, I was kind of skeptical on this issue as well.
|dksadiq||-- 11-09-2008 @ 10:05 AM|