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From The Monumental Work of Imaam Ibnil Qayyim [d.751H] – Madaarij As-Saalikeen
Abbas Abu Yahya – Graduate, The Islamic University, Madinah, 1999
Sunday 25th November 2012 inshaaAllah – 5PM
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Abandoned Sunnah for Witr in Ramadan,
Taken from Ahadeeth and Atharr about Qunootil Witr, by Muhammad ibn ‘Umar Bazmoul (hafidhahullaah)
1. The Qunoot is to be left off in the first half of Ramadan if the prayer is in congregation with the people. This is indeed an abandoned Sunnah, and unknown to many.*
* Ibn Seereen (rahimahullaah) said:
Ubay used to lead the people in prayer during the time of ‘Umar (radiallaahu ‘anhu) in Ramadan. When the half of Ramadan passed, he would do Qunoot aloud after the [Ruku']. And when the 20th night of Ramadan passed, he would go to his family. Then Abu Haleemah Mu’adh would lead the people in prayer. He performed the Qunoot during the last ten days of Ramadan.
[Musanaf Abdur Razzaq 7724. Hasan Lee Ghayree hi]
*Nafi’ (rahimahullaah) narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (radiallaahu ‘anhumma) didn’t peform qunoot in the witr prayer until the middle of Ramadan. [Al-Bayhaqi in Kubara 2/498 the isnad is Saheeh]
2. From the abandoned Sunnat is to pronounce the takbir before and after the Qunoot when making Qunoot before the Ruku.**
**Ibrahim (rahimahullaah) said: “When you have finished reciting the Qur`an, say Takbir. Then (after the Qunoot) say Takbir and bow.” [Ibn Abee Shaybah 2/ 307]
Muhammad Bazmoul (hafidhahullaah) said:
It’s authentically reported that ‘Umar ibn Khattab, ‘Ali, and Bara’ (radiallaahu ‘anhum) used to say takbir before the Qunoot when making it before the [Ruku'] in qunoot al-Nawazil at Fajr.
It’s legislated that if a person wants to do Qunoot in witr, he should say Takbir after he reads the Quran. He says, “Allahu Akbar.” Before the Qunoot and after. This is an abandoned sunnah today, except the one Allah has mercy on.
3. It’s permissible to raise the hands with the Qunoot supplication, to leave them down at the sides, or to raise the hands for the first part and leave them down for the last part…***
***Ibrahim narrated that Ibn Mas’ud (radiallaahu ‘anhu) used to raise his hands during witr, then lower them. [Musanf Abdur Razzaq 7952. Isnad Saheeh]
Muhammad Bazmoul (hafidhahullaah) said:
It’s legislated to raise the hands during the Qunoot or leave them at your side. It’s also legislated to raise the hands at the beginning then lower them at the end. These acts have been authentically reported on the sahabah (radiallaahu ‘anhum ajma’een). Therefore all of these acts are permissible to practice.
Translated by Abu Aaliyah ibn Dwight Lamont Battle Sr.
Saying Ramadan Kareem explained by Shaykh Fawzaan & Shaykh Uthaymeen
Question: The statement “Ramadan Kareem”, is not Allah Al Kareem?
Answer: This has no basis. Their statement Ramadan Kareem, this has no basis. As for “Ramadan Shareef”, “Ramadan Mubaarik”, “Ramadan Atheem”, these descriptions appear in various narrations. Atheem, Mubaarik, Shareef, there is no problem (with these terms). As for Kareem, then I do not know of any origin for this.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
Saying Ramadan Kareem explained by Shaykh Uthaymin
Questioner: When the fasting person falls into a sin and he is prohibited from that sin he will say, Ramadan Kareem. So what is the ruling concerning this phrase and what is the ruling concerning this behavior?
Shaykh Uthamin: said:
The ruling concerning this is, this phrase Ramadan Kareem is not correct, and the only phrase that should be said is Ramadan Mubarak or what resembles that. Because Ramadan is not the one that gives such that it can be called generous (Kareem), rather it is only Allah the Exalted that put virtue in it and made it a virtuous month and made the time period for performing (the fasting) a pillar from Islam.
And it is as though the one who said this thinks that due to the nobility of this month it is permissible to commit sins. And this is in opposition to what the people of knowledge have said (for they have said) that the sins are multiplied if they are done during virtuous times or noble places so this is the opposite of what this person has assumed.
And they have said that it is incumbent upon the person to have Taqwa of Allah the Mighty and Majestic during every time and in every place especially during virtuous times and in noble places.
And Allah the Mighty and Majestic says:
يا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ
“Oh you who believe fasting has been prescribed for you like it was prescribed for those before you that you may obtain Taqwa.”
So the wisdom behind the obligation of fasting is to gain Taqwa of Allah the Mighty and Majestic by doing what He has ordered and avoiding what He has prohibited. And it has been established that the Prophet peace and blessing be upon him said:
من لم يدع قول الزور، والعمل به، والجهل، فليس لله حاجة في أن يدع طعامه وشرابه
Whoever does not abandon falsehood in word and action, then Allah Mighty and Majestic has no need that he should leave his food and drink.
Therefore fasting is worship for Allah and cultivation for the soul and a safeguard for it from the prohibitions of Allah. And it is not like this one without knowledge has said that due to the nobility of this month and its blessing, sinning is allowed in it.
Translated by Rasheed bin Estes Barbee
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