Advise for a person who is new (embraced islaam) and is present amongst us – Shaykh Muhammed Saleh Al Luhaydaan
Advise for a person who is new (embraced islaam) and is present amongst us
Shaykh Muhammed Saleh Al Luhaydaan
Q.The individual is asking for advice for a person who is new (embraced islaam) and is present amongst us.
A.The shaykh said I greet this individual; I give him a warm welcome. For this individual who has entered Islaam, it is for him to know that he has done something tremendous as the Prophet Sallaahu Alayhi wa sallam mentioned ‘There is no Jew or Christian that hears about me and dies without believing in me except that he will enter into the hell fire’. So no doubt this individual has done something tremendous.
I advise this individual to be consistent in his prayers, in his five daily prayers & he should perform his prayers at their legislated times. I also advise this individual to learn that which he will use to worship Allaah, in terms of recitation of Qur’aan, in terms of supplications he should say. The most important part of the Qur’aan for him to learn at this time is Suratul Faatihaa. He should learn the proper pronunciation of the opening chapter of the Qur’aan. He should try to learn this from an individual who can teach him. Likewise he should also try his best to learn the meaning of the opening chapter of the Qur’aan… What does all Praise be to Allaah mean? What does Lord of the World mean? What does the Most Merciful mean? So that when he reads the Qur’aan he has an understanding of it. Likewise when he reads the Qur’aan, when he reads the verses he will have a reverence of Allaah azza wa ja’al. The shaykh said I ask Allaah azza wa ja’al to bless this individual and to give him success & likewise those who are present, he who is speaking (shaykh himself) and those that are listening. We ask Allaah azza wa ja’al to bring us closer to Him and to distance us from that which does not please Him.
Shaykh Muhammed Saleh Al Luhaydaan (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class 01.12.12) Riyadh.
‘Uqbah b. ‘Âmir Al-Juhanî – Allâh be pleased with him – once passed by a man who looked like a Muslim, so he greeted him with salâm, and he replied, “And upon you and the mercy of Allâh and His blessings.” A boy informed him, “He is a Christian!” So ‘Uqbah got up and followed the man, caught up with him and said, “
Some of the Christians come wanting to accept Al-Islaam, so we have them to say the Shahadah. We say: Say: Ash-hadu An-Laa Ilaha Illa-Allaah wa Ash-hadu Anna Muhammadan Rasool-Allaah wa Ash-hadu An ‘Eesaa Kalimatu-llaah wa Rooh Minhu (I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah and I testify that ‘Eesaa [Jesus] is the Word of Allaah and a soul from Him [i.e. created by Him]). Some of the people find fault with that and say that we should not have them say this last sentence.
Never (would this be incorrect)! As it relates to the Christians this is a must. This is because this destroys what they were upon from falsehood. So it is a must that one urges them to say that ‘Eesaa (Jesus) is the Word of Allaah the Glorified and High and a soul from Him which he gave to Maryam. He is not a son of Allaah, nor is he Allaah, nor is he the third of three (part of a trinity). This is the Shahadah as it relates to the Christian; your action is correct and he who finds fault with this has erred.
They said that it is affirmed that Christians accepted Al-Islaam during the time of the Prophet ﷺ and they would not be urged to say that ‘Eesaa is the Word of Allaah and a soul from Him.
These (during the time of the Prophet ﷺ) understood the statement, while these people (being asked about) are non-Arabs and it is a must that one clarify to them the affair. This is because the first people, when it was said to them: “Say: ‘Laa Ilaha Illa-Allaah (None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah’ and you will be successful.” They said:
أَجَعَلَ الْآلِهَةَ إِلَهًا وَاحِدًا إِنَّ هَذَا لَشَيْءٌ عُجَابٌ
“Has he made the âliha (gods) (all) into One Ilâh (God – Allâh). Verily, this is a curious thing!”(Sad 38:5)
So the Arabs understood. Now, even the Arabs may be in need of understanding (the meaning). However, the Christian Arab understands the meaning of Laa Ilaha Illa-Allaah due to his pure Arabic language. But this (being asked about) is a non-‘Arab and he is in need of that being clarified for him. The intent in that is to snatch out that which is firmly embedded within his heart from the (belief in) the divinity of Jesus, upon him be blessings and peace.
Translated by Raha ibn Donald Batts
as Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
A Concise Manual For The New Muslim
Shaikh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Bin Yahyaa Al Bur’ee (may Allah preserve him) (Author)
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Q&A With Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool
Author: Shaykh Ahmad ibn ‘Umar Baazmool (hafidhahullaah Ta’aala)
Questions posed by Anwar Wright & Abu Yusuf Khaleefah, Translated by Anwar Wright
From those understandings that we have amongst us is: if a person accepts Islam, it is said to him “Pick an attribute for yourself” and that which they mean is that one changes their name (to a Muslim name) and they say for example, you are a person who is generous (kareem) or you have generosity, so you are Abdul- Kareem (servant of the Most Generous) or you are a person who is aware and experienced about things so you are ‘Abdul-Khabeer (servant of the All-Aware), so is this the correct understanding regarding picking a name?
There is no objection in changing one’s name if the name holds some type of evil meaning or even if a person wanted to change his name and it didn’t hold an evil meaning. There is no objection to this; this is the first thing. Secondly, if the name is suitable and it doesn’t oppose Islam in any way, and these individuals always change the names, we say to them: No, stop! Because the Prophet – salla Allaahu alayhi wa sallam – didn’t change the name of everyone who accepted Islam. He only changed some names due to a wisdom that necessitated that like. For example, if the name held a meaning that exceeded the bounds of the legislation. So it is not from the Sunnah to do the likes of this affair.
Also the affair of looking if a person is kareem (generous), then he is called Abdul- Kareem, then it is not a must that a person picks a name that starts with ‘Abd (i.e. slave of), for the Prophet – salla Allaahu alayhi wa sallam – said the best of names are ‘Abdullah and ‘Abdur-Rahman, and the most truthful of names are Haarith and Hammaam.
So he mentioned some names, even if they aren’t preceded by ‘Abd. They still are truthful names like Haarith and Hammaam. So it isn’t a must that a name contains ‘Abd.
The fourth matter is that I fear that it is understood from this matter that there is a Sunnah or that there is guidance from the Salaf regarding this affair and from that which I know, this hasn’t been reported from the Salaf in the likes of this fashion, so I fear that it enters into the affairs of newly innovated matters and innovations so this should be left and the names shouldn’t be changed except for some wisdom and a legislated excuse.
- The ruling on changing ones name after accepting Islam – Shaykh ‘Abdul-’Azeez bin Baaz & Shaykh Fawzaan
- Ruling on changing one’s name and being circumcised after converting to Islam – Fatwas of Nur `Ala Al-Darb – alifta.com
- Permissibility of a new revert to enter the Sacred Precincts even if they have not changed their names – alifta.net
Haraam money from before islaam
Shaykh ‘Abdul-Qaadir Al-Junayd
A Man used to sell drugs before Islaam, then he became Muslim. Now, he has a lot of money from that time. He asks, what is upon him as it relates to this money? Is it permissible for him to give charity and make Hajj from it?
This money belongs to him; because Islaam wipes away that which came before it; clear? Al-Islaam wipes away that which came before it. The Prophet, when the disbelievers of the Quraysh would embrace Al-Islaam, no doubt they had many impermissible dealings; clear? Yet he did not command them to get rid of their wealth which was derived from Haraaam.
Question asked and Translated by Raha ibn Donald Batts
3 Rajab 1433/ May 25, 2012
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Between the period he embraces Islaam and [openly] announces his [embracing of] Islaam, is the new Muslim required to perform the obligatory acts as required of [all] Muslims?
All Praise be to Allaah alone, and may the prayers and salutations be upon His Messenger and his companions; To proceed:
When a person embraces Islaam, then [as a Muslim] – according to his ability – he is [now] required to gradually learn that which is required of him – as legislated. He is [then] required to act accordingly, and that is from the date he embraced Islaam.
And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research & Verdicts
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-’Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa – Fatwa No.6348
Fataawa ad-Da’wah wal-Jamaa’aat al-Islaamiyyah – Page 85