Saturday, 29 November 2014

2 Fatwas of Fawzan حفظه الله regd benefitting from Books

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

Question asked to Sheikh Saalih Fawzaan (Hafithahullahu ta'ala) By Abu Ismaeel Mustafa George (Hafithahullahu ta'ala)

Question: Is it recommended for the Muslims who reside in Western countries and do not understand Arabic, to read the translated books of the scholars, such as the books of Sheikh Ibn Baaz, Sheikh Uthaymeen and others? And is it recommended for those Muslims to read these books in groups?

The Sheikh responded:
Answer: Yes, this is allowed. This is knowledge being made easy for them. They should read these books in their language, all praise be to Allah. And they are allowed to read the books alone or in groups.

Mustafa George DeBerry
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
  Sept 11, 2009

الاقتصار على الكتب دون التلقي على العلماء هذا ضلال - للشيخ صالح الفوزان حفظه الله ورعاه
الملفات المرفقة
نوع الملفأسم الملفحجم الملفعدد المشاهدات
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الحبة السوداء

الحية السوداء

Please Read both these words above. Now See how a Sinlge DOT could change the Entire meaning & inturn could ruin the LIFE of a person ! 

This is with respect to Medicine, then what about ILM ?!

So beware of the Doctor who could kill you & the JAAHIL who could misguide you.
Wallahul Musta'an.

قال الفوزان :" ومن المتعلمين من يقتصر على مطالعة الكتب ويزعــم أنــه بذلك 
يستغني عن العلماء وهذا خطأ عظيم ويترتب عليه خطر لأن الكتب ماعدا كتاب الله وسنة رسوله فيها الخطأ والصواب وفيها الغث والسمين وفي بعضها الدس والسم الزعاف ، والمتعلم المبتدئ لا يميز بين الضار والنافع فلا بدمن معلم بصير يفحص له هذه الكتب ويضع يده على
مافية من صواب نافع ومن خطأ ضار ويشرح له عباراتها ويبين له غامضها ولو كان العلم يتلقى من الكتب لما تكلف أسلافنا الأسفار وتعرضوا للأخطار فسافروا المسافات الطويلة ليلتقوا بعلماء الأقطار النائية ويتعلموا منهم "(1) .
(1) - الخطب المنبرية (1/177)

It's befitting to emphasize here that Seeking ILM should be from the Scholars (Ulema) & that is the foundation : to travel to the Ulema to obtain ILM. 

As for benefitting from Books, The above Fatwas are clear, Its NOT sufficient / substitute. Rather its just a means for those unable to travel. 
Wallahu A'lam.   

Some benefits of HONEY !

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to drink honey mixed with water on an empty stomach, and this is the secret of maintaining good health that no one can understand except one who is intelligent and blessed.
(Zaad al-Ma’aad, 4/33, 34.)

Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) also said:
With regard to the Prophet’s guidance concerning drinking, it is the most perfect guidance that maintains good health. He used to drink honey mixed with cold water. This is very healthy and no one can understand how healthy it is except the most prominent doctors.

 For drinking honey on an empty stomach dissolves phlegm, cleanses the stomach, reduces its viscosity, washes away waste matter, warms it up a little and opens its inlet and exit. It has a similar effect on the liver, kidneys and urethra. It is more beneficial to the stomach than any other kind of sweet that enters it.

However it may cause side effects in people who are suffering from jaundice because it is hot and jaundice is hot, so it may aggravate it; in order to avoid this effect vinegar may be added, then honey will become beneficial and drinking it will be more useful than many or most of the drinks that are made from sugar, especially for those who are not used to these drinks, for if they drink them they will not suit them as well as honey does, or even come close.
With regard to drinking it when it is collected and well-prepared, this is one of the most beneficial things for the body, and one of the greatest means of preserving health; it is very refreshing and energizing, and it is good for the liver and heart. If it is well-prepared it provides nutrition and makes food reach all parts of the body in the most effective manner.
(Zaad al-Ma’aad, 4/224, 225)

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قال ابن القيم -رحمه الله - :
- و في ذلك سرٌ بديع في حفظ الصحة لا يدركه إلا الفطن الفاضل -
[ زاد المعاد (٤/٣٥) ] .