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10-06-2004 @ 7:26 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Abul Irbaad Abid bin Bashir Zargar (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
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What was said by the Shaykh, al-Allaamah al-Albaanee (may Allaah have mercy on him) regarding himself after he became eighty four years old.

In Saheeh Mawaarid al-Dhamaan (2087) ? The hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said, ?The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahualaihi wasallam) said, ?The lifespan of (the people from) my ummah is between sixty to seventy years and few will go beyond that.?  Ibn ?Arafah said, ?And I am from those few.?

So the Shaykh (may Allaah have mercy on him) commented by saying:

?I say: I am also from amongst those few, since I have passed eighty four. I ask the Lord, the One free from all imperfections and the Most High, to make me amongst those whose life span is prolonged and their actions are beautified.

But even then, sometimes I nearly wish for death due to what has afflicted the Muslims from deviations in their deen, and the humiliation that has befallen them from the lowest of mankind. But Allaah forbid, and the hadeeth of Anas is before me. So it is not suitable for me to say anything except that which my Prophet (sallallaahualaihi wasallam) has ordered me with, ?O Allaah keep me alive as long as life is good for me and take my life if that is good for me.?  

And I supplicate with that which my Prophet (sallallaahualaihi wasallam) has taught me, ?O Allaah provide us with the provision of our hearing, and our sight, and our strength as long as we are alive and make it a legacy from us.?

And indeed the One free from all imperfections has favoured me and responded by providing me with all of that. So I am able to research, authenticate, and write with the strength that very few have, and I pray the involuntary prayers standing, and I drive my car by myself covering vast distances, and at high speeds about which some of those who are close to me have advised me to reduce, but I have an explanation for that which is known to some of them!

I say this from the point, ?And proclaim the bounty of your Lord.? (ad-Duhaa:11)

Hoping from my Lord, the One free from all imperfections and the Most High, that He increases His favours upon me, and makes all of that a legacy from me, and that He takes my life away while I am a Muslim, upon the Sunnah, for which I have dedicated my life in calling to and writing for. And that He unites me with the martyrs and the righteous, and they are the best companions, indeed He is the All-Hearing, the One who responds.

May Allaah have mercy on the Shaykh and grant him Firdaws.

ابو العرباض
Abid Zargar

10-07-2004 @ 12:53 AM    Notify Admin about this post
‎‎‎ ‎‎‎ ‎‎‎‎‎ Zaahir bin Hernandez (Newark,N.J.(Amreekaa))
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السلم عليكم ورحمةالله
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سبحانك اللهم وبحمدك
أشهد أن لا إله إلا أنت
أستغفرك وأتوب إليك

10-07-2004 @ 4:00 AM    Notify Admin about this post
Abul-'Abbaas Moosaa ibn John Richardson (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
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Maa shaa' Allaah, that's beautiful!  Jazaakum Allaahu khayran Abal-'Irbaadh.

Everyone who has Jaami' al-'Uloom wal-Hikam can add the above statement as a great modern day footnote to p.466 of volume 1, where al-Haafith Ibn Rajab said:

"...And whoever preserves Allaah (by obeying him and staying away from his prohibitions) in his youth and in his strength, then Allaah preserves him in his old age and in times of weakness, and grants him longevity in his hearing, eyesight, ability, strength, and intellect.

One of the scholars had lived beyond 100 years while enjoying his strength and sound intellect.  One day, he leaped or hopped (over something) with strength, so he was questioned about it and said, 'We preserved these limbs, keeping them from disobedience in our youth, so Allaah preserved them for us in our old age.'  And the opposite of this is when some of the Salaf saw an old man begging the people, they said, 'This one lost (his opportunity to obey) Allaah in his youth, so Allaah made him lost in his old age'..."

Moosaa ibn John Richardson

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10-09-2004 @ 2:13 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Umm AbdurRahmaan S.bint Ahmed ibn Suleimaan (U.K)
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Jazak Allahu Khairun. May Allah preserve our living scholars and grant our Salaf Firdous.Ameen.

From the tape ?The life of Abdullah Ibn Zubair-By Shaikh Muhammed Anjaree?.

Below are the words of advise Asmaa bint Abu Bakr radiallaahu anha gave to her son at the age of over 100 years and he himself was over 60 years of age defending this deen and Allah (subhanna wa ta ala) had granted them the preservation of their faculties and vigour! May Allah Have Mercy upon them.Ameen. I think this extract seems to be appropriate to this thread. Allahu Allam.


<< The last stage of Abdullah Ibn Zubair life, and that was when he fought against Hajjaj, which was in the year beginning 70 A.H. Mekkah at that time was surrounded by Hajjajs? Army and they had laid siege to Mekkah for approximately one and a half years??..

When he entered into Mekkah he (Hajjaj) sent a letter to Abdullah Ibn Zubair saying you have three choices;
1. You can be taken and chained to Abdul Malik who was then the Khalifah of Damascus.
2. Or leave by yourself and give up all the lands that he had overcome like Egypt, Iraq, Yemen /leave the Khalifa.
3. Or continue fighting.

So he had these three chooses from Hajjaj. He then went to his mother (Asma bint Abu Bakr radiallaahu anha) who was still alive for advice and she was over a hundred years. So Abdullah Ibn Zubair said, to his mother,

"So the people have left me by myself, even my own son, no-one is with me except a handful of people all I have is an hour of patience and then death and if I were to do what the people want me to do then I will be free."

So then Asmaa (radiallaahu anha) replied to her son, she said,

"You know better in your own self that if you are upon the truth and you are calling towards the truth go forth for people more honourable than you were killed and have been killed and if you are not upon the truth, then what an evil son you are, you have destroyed yourself and those who are with you. If you say what you say, that if you are upon the truth and you will be killed at the hands of others then you will not truly be free, for this is not the statement of someone who is free".

Then she said to her son, this is the statement of the mother to her son,

"how long will you live in this world, death is more beloved to me than this state you are on/ this state of weakness."

Then this conversation between Abdullah Ibn Zubair and his mother continued.
Then he said to his mother after she had told him to go forth and fight.
He said, "I am afraid I will be mutilated by the people of Sham,I am afraid that they will cut up my body after they have killed me"

So she said to her son,"after someone has died it won't make any difference what they do to you if you have been killed."  

Abdullah Ibn Zubair then said to his mother,"I did not come to you except to increase myself in knowledge." The shaikh wanted to point out,look at the manners which he presented towards his mother, this was the manners of the Salaf how they would behave towards their parents.

He said to her, "I did not come to you except to increase me in knowledge, look and pay attention to this day for verily I am a dead man, your son never drank wine, nor was he fornicator, nor did he wrong any Muslim or Kaafir, nor was he unjust, I am not saying this to you to show off or show how pure I am but rather as an honour to you."

So then  Abdullah Ibn Zubair  left by himself on his horse and he was killed by the Army of Hajjaj and when he was killed by the Army of Hajjaj all the Army said "Allah hu Akhbar" and Ibn Umer (radiallaahu anhu) heard this and he said,
" how strange is it that this man when he was born all of the Muslims said "Allah hu Akhbar? and now that he is killed everyone is also saying "Allah hu Akhbar".

Then Hajjaj crucified him and said," No one must put down his body except Asmaa (radiallaahu anha ), she must come to me and ask permission of me and only then will his body be put down".

Asmaa (radiallahu anha.) refused to go and ask permission to put down her sons body and it was said to her,
"if you don't go his body will remain like that." So she said " let it be then".

Until eventually, Hajjaj came to her and said,
"what do you say about this matter " and she said,
" Verily you have destroyed him you have ruined his life and with that you have ruined your hereafter." >>


Umm Abdur Rahmaan S bint Ahmed ibn Sulaimaan

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10-10-2004 @ 4:43 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Abul Irbaad Abid bin Bashir Zargar (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
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In 1999 Allaah favoured me and my family with the opportunity to visit the Imaam of Hadeeth, Naasir us-Sunnah was-Salafiyyah, the Allaamah Abu Abdir-Rahmaan Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen al-Albaanee while he was in hospital in the Shamaysee district, Jordan. We went early in the afternoon to the hospital and asked if they had a patient by the name of Shaykh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen al-Albaanee, they looked on a whiteboard full of patients and sure enough there was a Muhammad Naasir ud-Deen on the list in Room 332 (or so, I can?t remember exactly).

We made our way up in the elevator and found the room, but we were informed the Shaykh was sleeping. The Shaykhs? grandson allowed me to enter to see the Shaykh very quickly. In front of me lay a handsome white man, with little hair and a full white beard. His beautiful arms were stained with blue bruises from the injections he had been receiving. Although I left quickly, I was determined to return.

Later that day I returned to find the Shaykh had woken up, but one of his grandsons tried to prevent me from entering the room saying that it was time for his medicines. I told him that I had travelled all the way from Britain only to see the Shaykh and give him salaam, so how could he refuse me entry.

My wife went into another room where she met Umm Fadl, the Shaykhs? wife, and one of his daughters-in-law and some other relatives.

I entered to see Shaykh partially sat up in bed. I shook his frail hand and desperately wanted to kiss it and him, but I feared that he would not like it, due to what had reached me from some of the brothers regarding his humility. The Shaykh looked very weak and could hardly speak but he made a strong effort to welcome us.

I gave the Shaykh salaams, which he returned, and then I said, ?Shaykh, may Allaah preserve you. I love you for the sake of Allaah.?

He said, pointing to the sky, ?May the One for whose sake you have loved me, love you.?

I said, ?Shaykh I have come from Britain.?

He said, ?Do you have Salafees there??

I said, ?Yes Shaykh there are many, Alhamdulillah.?

He said, ?Do you have ulemaa there??

I said, ?No Shaykh, there are no ulemaa but we have brothers from Madeenah university who have translated many books and tapes. And we have links with Shaykh Rabee?, Shaykh Muqbil and some students of knowledge visit us from Saudi, Kuwait and Jordan, and they give us duroos.?

He said, ?When will you make hijrah??

I said, ?As soon as I can, Shaykh.?

He said, ?Make hijrah to the land of the Muslims!?

I said, ?Yes Shaykh, I intend to go to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.?

He said, ?May Allaah reward you.?

I replied, ?And may He reward you.?

With that, I gave the Shaykh salaam as his medicines were brought, and we left, grateful to Allaah for granting us such a blessing. Three months later the tragic news of the Shaykhs? death reached us in England.

O Allaah have mercy on him, elevate his name up until the Last Day, give him peace and comfort in his grave, grant us love of him, and give us strength to hate whoever hates him, and make his efforts beneficial for him on that Day:

The Day on which neither wealth nor offspring will be of any benefit, except the one who comes with a sound heart.   Ash-Shu?araa: 88,89

And those who came after them say: ?Our Lord! Forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in Faith, and do not put any hatred in our hearts against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of kindness, Most Merciful.? al-Hashr: 10

And in this are many lessons:

1) Amongst them the great humility, warmth and kindness of the Shaykh towards us.

2) Also the concern the Shaykh had for Salafee?s around the world and his asking about them.

3) His concern for the Salafee?s to be linked to ulemaa.

4) Amongst them his strong advice to make hijrah to the lands of the Muslims.

5) Also the extent of his mercy and care, whereby he made duaa for us many times.

And all of this despite the severity of his condition at that time. And I am sure there are many more.

And we live in a time where the scholars are few and ignorance is widespread, so it is in our interests to travel to the Imaams of the Sunnah who are still alive today, the likes of Shaykh Rabee, Shaykh Ahmad, Shaykh Zayd, Shaykh Saaleh al-Fawzaan, Shaykh Ubayd and other than them, may Allaah preserve them all.

Contemplate this matter before it?s too late, since travelling to visit the imaams of the Sunnah was the way of our noble Salaf.   

ابو العرباض
Abid Zargar

10-29-2004 @ 4:50 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Abul Irbaad Abid bin Bashir Zargar (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
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Some stories of the Salaf who journeyed to seek knowledge but the Shaykh died before they got there.

From the excellent book ?Ar-Rihlah fee talabil Hadeeth.? of Khateeb al-Baghdaadee. Dar-ul-Kutub al-Ilmiyyah.

1)     Abdur Rahmaan bin Usaylah as-Sunaabihee (1) who said, ?I set out on a journey to the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahualaihi wasallam) but his life was taken away while I was in Juhfah.?

2)     Zayd bin Wahab who said, ?I set out on a journey to (meet) the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahualaihi wasallam) but his life was taken away while I was on the way.?

3)     Al-Awzaa?ee (2) said, ?I departed to (meet) al-Hassan and Ibn Sireen, and I found that al-Hassan had passed away, and I found that Muhammad ibn Sireen was ill, so we entered upon him and he lived for a few more days and then passed away.

4)     From Abbaas bin Yazeed who said, ?Yazeed bin Zur?ay? died in the year 82 A.H. So I and my father departed for Koofah intending to meet Abu Ishaaq al-Hamdaanee, but (when we got there) we came across his funeral.?

5)     Ali bin Aasim said, ?I and Hushaym departed from Waasit heading towards Koofah, so that we could meet Mansoor. So when I left from Waasit and travelled some miles, I met Abu Muaawiyah or somebody else, and I said to him, ?Where are you going??

He said, ?I am trying to pay off a debt which is upon me.?

So I said, ?Come back with me because I have four thousand dirhams, and I?ll give you two thousand.?

So I went back and gave him two thousand (dirhams) and set off again. Hushaym had reached Koofah at noon and I reached Koofah at night. So Hushaym had gone to Mansoor and heard forty ahaadeeth from him. As for me, I went to the bathhouse and when I woke up I came to the door of Mansoor, where I found a funeral taking place.

So I said, ?What is this??

They said, ?It is the funeral of Mansoor.?

So I sat down, crying, and then an old man said to me, ?O young man, why are you crying??

So I said, ?I came here to hear (hadeeth) from this Shaykh but he died.?

He said, ?Shall I guide you to someone who witnessed his mothers? marriage?? (an arabic expression for someone who knows better.)

I said, ?Yes!?

He said, ?Write: Ikrimah narrated to me, from Ibn Abbaas??

So I wrote from him for a month, then I said to him, ?Who are you, may Allaah have mercy upon you??

He said, ?You have been writing from me for one month and you don?t know me?
I am Husayn bin Abdur-Rahmaan, and there were only seven or nine dirhams between me and meeting Ibn Abbaas. So Ikrimah used to hear from him and then come to me and narrate to me.? (3)


(1) al-Awzaa?ee, the Imaam, Abdur-Rahmaan bin Amr bin Muhammad, al-Haafidh, born in the year 88AH.

(2) Abdur Rahmaan bin Usaylah as-Sunaabihee: From the kibaar of the Taabi?een, he missed the Prophet (sallallaahualaihi wasallam) by about 5 days.

(3) - Husayn bin Abdur-Rahmaan used to be a slave and tried to earn enough money to free himself from slavery so that he could be free to seek knowledge. But it was not possible for him to meet Ibn Abbaas because he was busy with that goal, and then when only a few dirhams remained, Ibn Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) passed away.

ابو العرباض
Abid Zargar

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Damilola Sadiq ibn Owodunni (Lagos, Nigeria || Eastern Province, KSA)
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الله أكبر

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Umm Abdul-Aleem Naimah bint JohnL Crocker (East Orange, NJ, USA)
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So overcome by emotion when reading this. May Allah make the muslim women like Asma and our sons like Zubair, Allahuma Aameen

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