Salafy Ink

Q&A With Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee

Date
May 9, 2015
Author
Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadi Al Madkhali
Source
None
Translator
Abu Muḥammad Nādir Al-Jamaiky
Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
Abu 'Abdis Salaam Al Juyaanee

The Noble Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadi al-Madkhalee (may Allah preserve him and aid him) gave us day and time to come and see him to present some questions to him. We came and the Shaykh was very welcoming and allowed us to ask our questions:


  1. The first question was posed by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah who asked:

    In my city, there's a general Masjid with an Imam who ascribes himself to Ahlus Sunnah. At the same time there are people of innovation who give the Khutbahs at the Masjid. I have been invited by the Imam to give Khutbas there. Should I go and give the Khutbah?

    Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadi al-Madkhalee (may Allah preserve him)  said,

    Go and give the Khutbah and clarify the Sunnah to the people. However, do not sit and mix with them. Once you do the Khutbah, you leave right afterwards.

    Abu Yusuf Khaleefah,

    Even if there are people of innovation who give the Khutbah there?

    Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadi al-Madkhalee (may Allah preserve him),

    As long as the Masjid is a general Masjid and not a place known to be controlled or in the hands of a specific deviant group, go there and give the Khutbah. Also encourage the other Salafis to go there also (when you give the khutbah). If you do not go, you leave the place open for the people of innovation to take over. But if you go and the other Salafis go, perhaps you will become the majority there.

  2. Abu Muhammad al-Jamaiki asked the Shaykh (may Allah preserve him) about life insurance.

    Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadi al-Madkhalee (may Allah preserve him) stated that he doesn't answer those type of questions.

  3. Abu Abdis Salaam al-Juyaanee asked the Shaykh (may Allah preserve him): 

    What is the correct understanding of the Prophet's statement, "Narrate on Baani Israa-eel and there's no harm"?

    Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadi al-Madkhalee (may Allah preserve him) responded, 

    It means that you are allowed to narrate that which comes from the narrations of the Israaeeliyyaat that do not contradict the Book and the Sunnah and are from those things which the Book and the Sunnah are quiet about. The narrations from Baani Israa'eel are of three categories. 

    1. That which is confirmed by the Book and Sunnah: as relates to these, we don't say that they are from the Israaeeliyyaat because they are in the Book and the Sunnah. 

    2. Then there are those which contradict the Book and the Sunnah. 

    3. Then there are those which don't contradict the Book and the Sunnah and are not mentioned by the Book and the Sunnah. These are the ones the Messenger of Allah was saying that you can narrate and there's no harm in doing so.

  4. Abu Yusuf Khaleefah asked the Shaykh (may Allah preserve him),

    As for the books that are present amongst the people of the Book, can we say that they are the Torah, The Zaboor and The Injeel?

    Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadi al-Madkhalee (may Allah preserve him) stated,

    There's no doubt that these Book (in the origin) are heavenly Books. However they have been distorted. So the (true) Torah is that which has been revealed to Moosaa (Moses). The (true) Zaboor is that which has been revealed to Daawud (David). And the (true) Injeel is that which has been revealed to 'Eesaa (Jesus).

  5. Abu Yusuf Khaleefah asked, 

    What are the conditions for marrying a Kitaabiyyah (a jewish or christian woman)?

    Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadi al-Madkhalee (may Allah preserve him),

    I don't see that this is something that a Muslim man should do in these days and times. I'm not saying that it is Haraam. I'm speaking from the angle of there being a great harm in marrying them, especially when it comes to the children. A Muslim man marries a Christian woman and they have children and she raises the children up upon disbelief. The greatest example of that is your president Barak. His father was a Muslim who married a Christian woman. She left him to be raised by the grandmother and she turned him into a Christian. As the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam stated:

    Every child is born upon the Fitrah. Then it is the parents who turn the child into a jew or a christian or a fire worshiper.

    So I don't encourage this.

  6. Abu Muhammad al-Jamaiki asked:

    Is it permissible for a Salafi to refute a Salafi publicly in front of the masses of the people mentioning him by name and the people say it's enough that the matter has been addressed by the well-known Kibaar students of knowledge and the matter doesn't necessarily have to be taken back to the scholars?

    Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadi al-Madkhalee (may Allah preserve him) said:

    All mistakes are refuted no matter who they come from. It's permissible to refute a Salafi publicly who made mistakes publicly.

    Abu Yusuf Khaleefah asked,

    Is it ok for the one refuting to say, 'So and so is a trouble maker' and not clarify, and if you ask for clarification one is told to just listen to what the student has said etc...?

    Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadi al-Madkhalee (may Allah preserve him) stated,

    It's a must that he clarifies. He has to make it known his reasons for criticism with proof. He has to put the dots over the letters so that we know what is what. The dot has to go under the bottom so that we know it is the letter "Baa" or two dots on the top so that we know the letter is "Taa" or three dots on the top so that we know the letter is "Thaa" and like this.

    Abu Muhammad al-Jamaiki asked the Shaykh (may Allah preserve him),

    In these days you have the common folk returning their affairs back to "The well-known major students of knowledge" in matters that should be returned back to the scholars. Is this correct?

    Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadi (may Allah preserve him) stated,

    This is not correct. You must return your affairs to the 'ulama. Return your affairs to the 'ulama, those who know how to extract the meanings and properly determine a situation.

    And when there comes to them information about [public] security or fear, they spread it around. But if they had referred it back to the Messenger or to those of authority among them, then the ones who [can] draw correct conclusions from it would have known about it. And if not for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy, you would have followed Satan, except for a few. [Nisaa: 83]

    Not returning your affairs to the proper people is a means that would lead to damaging deficiencies and much harm. Therefore, it is a must that matters be returned back to the 'ulama and not the students of knowledge because they are not equipped to handle the major and big affairs on their own and they try to tackle these things, it would lead to deficiencies."

    Then Abu 'Abdis Salaam al-Juyaanee asked the Shaykh,

    Is this phrase "The Well-known Major Students of Knowledge" even correct?

    Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadi al-Madkhalee (may Allah preserve him) stated:

    There's no such thing as the major students of knowledge; you have 'ulama and students of knowledge. Return your affairs to the 'ulama.

  7. Abu Yusuf Khaleefah asked the Shaykh,

    What are the books you advise the students of knowledge with to teach the common folk in America?

    Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadi al-Madkhalee (may Allah preserve him),

    There's a book titled: "That Which Is A Must To Be Known About Islam". It was compiled by an individual named Arfaj. He's compiled the book and that's it. It addresses a number of topics regarding the fundamentals of the religion. It also has within it that which is connected to good character.

May Allah reward our Noble Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadi for giving us time to answer our questions and may He protect him from the evil plotting and plan of the people of desires and innovation. Aameen

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