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some of the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah who have passed away (not a comprehensive list)
  • ‘Abdullaah Ibn Thuwab Abee Muslim Al-Khawlaanee (d.62AH)
  • Ibraheem at-Taymee (d.72AH)
  • Abdur-Rahmaan bin Hurmooz (d.117AH)
  • Muhammad bin Waasi (d.123AH)
  • Ahmad bin Yunus (d.134AH)
  • Abu Amr Ibnul Alaa (d.154AH)
  • Zafar bin Al-Hudhayl (d.158AH)
  • Salamah Ibn Deenar (d.164AH)
  • Al-Khaleel ibn Ahmad Al-Azdee  Al-Faraaheedee (d.170AH)
  • Abd Al-Azeez bin Abee Haazim (d.180AH)
  • Muslim bin Khaalid Al-Makhzoomee (d.180AH)
  • Muhammad bin Deenaar (d.182AH)
  • Abu Ishaq Al-Fazaaree (d.187AH)
  • Abd Al-Rahmaan bin Al-Qaasim (d.191AH)
  • ‘Abdullaah ibn Idrees Al-Awdee al-Kufi (d.192AH)
  • Shaqîq bin Ibrâhîm (d.194AH)
  • Abu Daawood at-Tayaalisee (d.204AH)
  • Al-Hasan bin Ziyaad Al-Lu'lu'i Al-Kufi (d.204AH)
  • Imam ash-Shāfi’ī (d.204AH)
  • Yazeed bin Haaroon (d.206AH)
  • Yahyaa bin Hassaan (d.208AH)
  • ‘Abd Al-Razzâq Al-San’ânî (d.210AH)
  • Talq ibn Ghannaam an-Nakha’ee (d.211AH)
  • Aboo ‘Aasim an-Nabeel (d.212AH)
  • Abul- Mugheerah ‘Abdul-Quddoos ibn Al-Hajjaaj (d.212AH)
  • Asad ibn Musa (d.212AH)
  • Muhammad ibn Yusuf Al-Firiyaabee (d.212AH)
  • Muhammad ibn ‘Ar’arah (d.212AH)
  • ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Hammaad Ash-Shu’aythee (d.212AH)
  • Abdullaah bin Yazeed Al-Muqree (d.213AH)
  • Asad bin Al-Furaat bin Sinaan (d.213AH)
  • Bishr ibn Shu’ayb Al-Himsee (d.213AH)
  • Hassaan ibn Hassaan Al-Basree (d.213AH)
  • Khaalid ibn Makhlad (d.213AH)
  • Khallaad ibn Yahyaa as-Sulamee (d.213AH)
  • ‘Ubaydullaah ibn Moosaa (d.213AH)
  • Ahmad ibn Khaalid Al-Wahbee (d.214AH)
  • Makkee ibn Ibraaheem (d.214AH)
  • Muhammad ibn Saabiq (d.214AH)
  • Alee ibn Hasan ibn Shaqeeq (d.215AH)
  • Badl ibn Al- Muhabbir Al-Yarboo’ee (d.215AH)
  • Khaalid ibn Yazeed Al- Muqri (d.215AH)
  • Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullaah ibn Al-Muthannaa Al-Ansaaree (d.215AH)
  • ‘Abdullaah ibn Yoosuf at-Tinneesee (d.215AH)
  • Abul-Waleed Ahmad ibn Muhammad Al-Azraqee (d.217AH)
  • Al-Hajjaaj ibn Al-Minhaal (d.217AH)
  • Suraij ibn an- Nu’maan (d.217AH)
  • Ahmad ibn Ishkaab (d.218AH)
  • ‘Abdul A’laa ibn Mushir (d.218AH)
  • Abdullah bin Az-Zubayr Al-Humaydee (d.219AH)
  • Al-Fadl ibn Dukayn (d.219AH)
  • ‘Alee ibn ‘Ayyaash Al Alhaanee (d.219AH)
  • Aadam ibn Abee Iyaas Al-’Asqalaanee (d.220AH)
  • Affaan ibn Muslim (d.220AH)
  • ‘Abdullaah ibn Rajaa Al-Ghudaanee (d.220AH)
  • Abul-Yamaan Al-Hakam ibn Naafi’ (d.221AH)
  • ‘Adnaan ibn ‘Uthmaan Al-’Atakee (d.221AH)
  • Sadaqah ibn Al-Fadl (d.223AH)
  • Ayyoob ibn Sulaymaan ibn Bilaal (d.224AH)
  • Muhammad ibn ‘Eesaa ibn at-Tabbaa (d.224AH)
  • Qaasim ibn Sallaam (d.224AH)
  • Sa’eed ibn Abee Maryam (d.224AH)
  • Asbagh ibn Al-Faraj (d.225AH)
  • Muhammad ibn Salaam ibn Al-Farj Al-Beekandiy (d.225AH)
  • Ism’aeel bin Abee Uways (d.226AH)
  • Yahyaa ibn Yahyaa ibn Bakr Al-Muqri (d.226AH)
  • Haashim bin 'Abdul Maalik Al Baahili (d.227AH)
  • Sa’eed ibn Mansoor (d.227AH)
  • Abdullah bin Muhammad Al-Ja'fee (d.229AH)
  • ‘Abdullaah ibn Az-Zubayr Al-Mumaydee (d.229AH)
  • Ibn Sa’d (d.230AH)
  • Ahmad ibn Nasr (d.231AH)
  • Al Buwaytee (d.231AH)
  • Yahyaa ibn Ma’een (d.233AH)
  • Ali ibn Al-Madini (d.234AH)
  • Imaam Ahmad ibn Harb (d.234AH)
  • Imam an-Nasaa'ee (d.234AH)
  • Ibn Abî Shaybah (d.235AH)
  • Isḥāq Ibn Rahaawaih (d.238AH)
  • Nu'aym bin Hammaad (d.239AH)
  • Abdul Azeez bin Yahyah (d.240AH)
  • Abu Thawr Ibraaheem bin Khaalid Al-Kalbee (d.240AH)
  • Imam Ahmad (d.241AH)
  • Is-haaq ibn Mansoor al-Maraazi (d.251AH)
  • ‘Abdul-Wahhaab ibn ‘Abdil-Hakam Al-Warr (d.251AH)
  • Muhammad ibn Baschār (d.252AH)
  • Imam Darimi (d.255AH)
  • Imam al-Bukhari (d.256AH)
  • Muhammad ibn Sahnoon (d.256AH)
  • Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Haani Al-Athram (d.260AH)
  • Imâm Muslim (d.261AH)
  • Aboo Zur’ah Ar-Raazee (d.264AH)
  • Isma’eel Ibn Yahyaa Al-Muzanee (d.264AH)
  • Ibn Haani (d.265AH)
  • Saalih ibn Ahmad (d.266AH)
  • Al-Rabī’ bin Sulaymān (d.270AH)
  • Abdul Malik Al-Maymoonee (d.273AH)
  • Abu Bakr bin Athram (d.273AH)
  • Ibn Maajah Al-Qazweenee (d.273AH)
  • Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Hajjaaj Al-Marwazi (d.275AH)
  • Imam at-Tirmidhi (d.275AH)
  • Imām Abū Dāwūd as-Sijistānī (d.275AH)
  • Ibn Qutaybah (d.276AH)
  • Abu Hatim Ar-Raazi (d.277AH)
  • 'Uthmaan ibn Sa’eed ad-Daarimee (d.280AH)
  • Harb Al Kirmani (d.280AH)
  • Ibn Abî Al-Dunyâ (d.281AH)
  • Al-Haarith bin Abi Usaamah (d.282AH)
  • Ismaa'eel Al-Qaadi Al-Maqdisi (d.282AH)
  • Sahl ibn ‘Abdillāh (d.283AH)
  • Ahmad ibn Sinaan Al-Qattaan (d.285AH)
  • Ibraaheem Al-Harbee (d.285AH)
  • Muhammad ibn Wadaah Al-Marawani (d.286AH)
  • Ibn Abee Aasim Ash-Shaybaanee (d.287AH)
  • Ibn Waḍḍāḥ (d.287AH)
  • Ahmad bin Abee Khaythama (d.289AH)
  • Abdullaah bin Ahmad bin Hanbal (d.290AH)
  • Al-Maruthee (d.292AH)
  • Muhammad bin Nasr Al-Marwazî (d.294AH)
  • Muhammad ibn Yahyaa ibn Mandah (d.301AH)
  • Imam an Nisaa’ee (d.303AH)
  • Ibn Suraij (d.306AH)
  • Muhammad Ibn Khalaf Ibn Hayyaan (d.306AH)
  • Abu Ya`laa Al-Mooseeli (d.307AH)
  • Ibn al-Jaarood (d.307AH)
  • Imam Abi Zamanain (d.309AH)
  • Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari (d.310AH)
  • Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Haaroon Al-Khallaal (d.311AH)
  • Az-Zujaaj (d.311AH)
  • Ibn Khuzaymah (d.311AH)
  • Muhammad bin Is-Hāq as-Sirāj (d.313AH)
  • Abu `Awaanah (d.316AH)
  • Ibn Abee Dawood (d.316AH)
  • Ibn Al-Munthir (d.318AH)
  • Imam Al-Ṭahāwī (d.321AH)
  • Muhammad bin `Amr Al-Uqaili (d.322AH)
  • Abu Hasan Al-Ash'ariyy (d.324AH)
  • Abubakr Muhammad bin Jafar bin Sahl Ash-Shaamiriy (d.327AH)
  • Ibn Abee Haatim (d.327AH)
  • Ibn Abdi Rabbihi (d.328AH)
  • Imam Al-Barbahārī (d.329AH)
  • Muhammad bin `Amr Ar-Razaaz (d.329AH)
  • Ahmad bin Ziyaad (d.340AH)
  • `Uthmaan bin Ahmad (d.344AH)
  • Muhammad ibn Ya’qoob Al-Asamm (d.346AH)
  • Al-Asaal (d.349AH)
  • Abu Haatim Ibn Hibbân (d.354AH)
  • Abu Bakr al-Ājurrī (d.360AH)
  • At-Tabaraanee (d.360AH)
  • Ibn an-Nabulsi (d.363AH)
  • Ibn as-Sunni (d.364AH)
  • Ibn `Adi (d.365AH)
  • Ibn Hayyaan (d.369AH)
  • Al-Haafidh Abu Bakr Al-Ismaa’eelee (d.371AH)
  • 'Abu Ja'far Ahmad bin Awn Illaah (d.378AH)
  • Imam Ad-Dāruquṭnī (d.385AH)
  • Ibn Abi Zayd Al-Qayrawânî (d.386AH)
  • Ibn Battah Al-Ukbari (d.387AH)
  • Al-Mukhlis (d.393AH)
  • Yahya bin Manda (d.395AH)
  • Al-Harawî (d.396AH)
  • Ibn Abee Zamaneen (d.399AH)
  • Ali bin Muhammad Ibnul Husayn Al-Bustee (d.400AH)
  • Al-Haakim al-Naysābūrī (d.405AH)
  • Abu'l-Hasan Isfaraini (d.406AH)
  • Imam Al-Lâlakâ'î (d.418AH)
  • Hamzah bin Yusuf as-Sahmee (d.427AH)
  • Abu Umar at-Talamankee (d.429AH)
  • Abû Nu’aym Al-Isfahani (d.430AH)
  • Tammaam Ar-Raazi (d.440AH)
  • 'Uthmaan bin Sa'eed (d.444AH)
  • Abī Naṣr Al-Sijzī (d.444AH)
  • Imām Abu Uthmān as-Sābūnī (d.449AH)
  • Abdul-Hasan Al-Mawardi (d.450AH)
  • Abū Muḥammad ibn Ḥazm (d.456AH)
  • Imam Abu Sulayman Al-Khattabi (d.456AH)
  • Al-Qadi Abu Yala (d.458AH)
  • Imam Al-Bayhaqî (d.458AH)
  • Al-Khatîb al-Baghdadi (d.463AH)
  • Ibn Abdul-Barr (d.463AH)
  • 'Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Muhammad ibn Mandah (d.470AH)
  • Abu Ishaaq Ash-Sheeraazee (d.476AH)
  • Abul Waleed Al-Baajee (d.477AH)
  • ‘Abdul-Waahid bin Muhammad Ash-Sheeraazee (d.486AH)
  • Ibn ‘Aqeel (d.488AH)
  • As-Sam'aanee (d.489AH)
  • Al-Asfahaanee (d.502AH)
  • Al-Baghawī (d.516AH)
  • Ibn Az-Zaghuni (d.527AH)
  • Imaam Al-Asbahaanee (d.535AH)
  • Ibn ul-Arabee Al-Maalikee (d.543AH)
  • Yahyaa bin Muhammad (d.560AH)
  • `Abdul-Qaadir Al-Jeelaanee (d.561AH)
  • Ibn ‘Aasakir (d.571AH)
  • `Abd Al-Haqq Al-Ishbeeli (d.581AH)
  • Abū Bakr ibn Masʿūd Al-Kāsānī (d.587AH)
  • Al-Qādhī ‘Iyādh (d.591AH)
  • Ibn al-Jawzee (d.597AH)
  • 'Abd Al-Ghanī Al-Maqdisī (d.600AH)
  • Az-Zarnoojee (d.602AH)
  • Majd Ad-Deen Ibn Al-Atheer (d.606AH)
  • Imaam Ibn Qudāmah Al-Maqdisee (d.620AH)
  • 'Abd Al-Kareem ibn Muhammad Al-Raafi'ee Al-Qazweeni (d.623AH)
  • Ibn ul-Atheer  Al-Jazaree (d.630AH)
  • Diyaa Ud-Deen Al-Maqdisee (d.643AH)
  • Ibn as-Ṣalāh (d.643AH)
  • Shaykh 'Abu Amr bin As-Saalih (d.643AH)
  • Al-Hafiz Al-Mundhiri (d.656AH)
  • Al-Izz bin Abdis Salaam (d.660AH)
  • Abu Shaamah al-Maqdisi (d.665AH)
  • Al-Qurṭbī (d.671AH)
  • Al-Muhib at-Tabari (d.674AH)
  • Al-Imām Al-Nawawī (d.676AH)
  • Zaynab bint 'Umar bin Al-Kindee (d.699AH)
  • Imaam ibn Da-Qeeq Al Eed (d.701AH)
  • Ibn Manzoor al-Afreeqi (d.711AH)
  • Majd Ad-Din ibn Taymiyyah (d.720AH)
  • Muhammad ibn `Ali Al-Ansari Al-Zamalkani Al-Dimashqi (d.727AH)
  • Sharafudeen Ibn Taymiyyah (d.727AH)
  • Ibn Taymiyyah (d.728AH)
  • Ibn Jama’a Al Kinanee (d.733AH)
  • Taj-uddeen Faakihanee (d.734AH)
  • Imaam ibn Haaj (d.737AH)
  • Al-Mizzī (d.742AH)
  • Ibn Abdul-Haadi (d.744AH)
  • Imām Dhahābī (d.748AH)
  • 'Abd Al-Halim ibn Taymiyyah (d.749AH)
  • ‘Umar bin ‘Alee Al-Bazzaar (d.749AH)
  • Ibn Qayyim (d.751AH)
  • Sadr-ud-Deen Al-Maydoomee (d.754AH)
  • Al-Subkī (d.756AH)
  • Ibn Al-Mulook (d.756AH)
  • Al-’Alaa’ee (d.761AH)
  • Zayla'i (d.762AH)
  • Ibn Muflih (d.763AH)
  • As-Safadee (d.764AH)
  • ‘Afeef-ud-Deen Al-Khazrajee (d.765AH)
  • ‘Izz-ud-Deen bin Jamaa’ah (d.767AH)
  • Ibn an-Naqeeb (d.769AH)
  • Ibn Qaadee Al-Jabal (d.771AH)
  • Kamal Uddeen Muhammad bin Ali bin Abdulwahid bin Az-Zamalakaani (d.771AH)
  • Ahmad ibn 'Abd Ar-Rahman ibn Al-Hasan (d.774AH)
  • Ibn Katheer (d.774AH)
  • 'Abd Al-Qaadir Al-Qurashi (d.775AH)
  • Khalil ibn Ishaq Al-Jundi (d.776AH)
  • 'Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Muhammad 'Ali Al-Kinani Al-Asqalani (d.777AH)
  • Imam Abu Ishaq Al-Shātibī (d.790AH)
  • Ibn Abil-'Izz Al-Hanafee (d.792AH)
  • Muḥammad ibn ‘Abdillāh Az-Zarkashī Al-Miṣrī Al-Ḥanbalī (d.794AH)
  • Ibn Rajab (d.795AH)
  • Ibn Al-Lihaam Al-Ba’alee Ad-Dimashqee (d.803AH)
  • Ibn Al-Mulaqqin (d.804AH)
  • Al-Hafith Al-Iraqi (d.806AH)
  • Ibn Khaldun (d.806AH)
  • Ibn Nuhas (d.814AH)
  • Al-Fayrooz-Abaadee (d.817AH)
  • Ibnul Wazeer (d.840AH)
  • Al-Barzali (d.841AH)
  • Ibn Ar-Risaam (d.844AH)
  • Al-Maqrizi (d.845AH)
  • ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Muhammad Al-Misree Az-Zarkashee (d.846AH)
  • Ibn Hajr al-‘Asqalānī (d.852AH)
  • 'Alaa-ud-Deen Al-Mardaawee (d.855AH)
  • Badr Ad-Dīn Al-‘Aynī (d.855AH)
  • Jalal Al-Din Al-Mahalli (d.864AH)
  • Ibn Al-Humaam (d.869AH)
  • Ibn Al-Mufleh (d.884AH)
  • Al-Hâfidh Al-Sakhâwî (d.902AH)
  • Imām as-Suyūṭī (d.911AH)
  • Al-Hajaawee (d.968AH)
  • Ibn Nujaim Al-Misri (d.970AH)
  • Sha`raani (d.973AH)
  • Ibn Ḥajar Al-Makkī Al-Haytamī (d.974AH)
  • Mulla ‘Alee Al-Qaaree (d.1014AH)
  • 'Abdur-Ra'oof al-Munaawee (d.1031AH)
  • Shaykh Abd Al-Ra'uf Al-Manaawi (d.1031AH)
  • Muhammad Ali Ulaan Al-Bakree as-Siddeeqee (d.1057AH)
  • Imam al-Bayquni (d.1080AH)
  • Zurqaani (d.1122AH)
  • Abul Hasan Nurud-Din Muhammad ibn Abdil Haadi as Sindi (d.1138AH)
  • Muhammad Hayaat bin Ibraaheem as-Sindee (d.1163AH)
  • Wali-ullaah Dehlawi (d.1176AH)
  • Amir as-Sanani (d.1182AH)
  • as-Safaarini (d.1188AH)
  • Ibn `Aabideen (d.1203AH)
  • Shaykh ul Islām Muḥammad Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab (d.1206AH)
  • Shaikh Sulaimaan bin Abdullaah Aal Ash-Shaikh (d.1233AH)
  • Imam Ash-Shawkanee (d.1250AH)
  • Shaykh 'Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Hasan Aalush-Shaykh (d.1285AH)
  • 'Abdullāh ibn’ Abdur-Rahmān Abu Batīn (d.1286AH)
  • 'Abd Al-Hayy Lucknowi (d.1304AH)
  • Siddeeq Hasan Khaan Al-Qinnawjee (d.1307AH)
  • Shaykh Nadheer Hussein (d.1320AH)
  • Mahmood Shukri al-Aaloosi (d.1342AH)
  • Sa'ad bin Hamad Al-Atiq (d.1349AH)
  • Shamsul Haqq Adheem Al-Abaadee (d.1349AH)
  • Sulaymaan ibn Sahmaan (d.1349AH)
  • Abdur-Rahmaan Al-Mubaarakfuree (d.1352AH)
  • Shaykh Thanaa Ullah Al-Amritsari (d.1367AH)
  • Muhammad ibn Muqbil Aal Muqbil (d.1368AH)
  • 'Abdur-Rahmaan Al-Kuraydees (d.1373AH)
  • Imām Saʿdī (d.1376AH)
  • Ahmad Shaakir (d.1377AH)
  • Hafidh Al-Hakami (d.1377AH)
  • Shaykh 'Abdur-Rahmaan Al-Ifreeqee (d.1377AH)
  • Muhammad Haamid Al-Faqeeh (d.1378AH)
  • Abdur-Rahman Al-Mu’allimî Al-Yamânî (d.1386AH)
  • Abdullah ibn Muhammed ibn Hamad Al Qar'awee (d.1389AH)
  • Muhibb-uddeen Al-Khateeb (d.1389AH)
  • Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn `Abdul-Latif Al Al-Shaykh (d.1389AH)
  • Al-‘Allāmah ‘Abdur Raḥmān ibn Qāsim Al-‘Āṣimī an-Najdī Al-Ḥanbalī (d.1392AH)
  • Abdul-Haq Al-Haashimee (d.1393AH)
  • Imam Muhammad Al-Ameen Ash-Shinqeetee (d.1393AH)
  • Muhammad ibn Saalih Al-Khuzaym (d.1394AH)
  • Muhammad Khaleel Haraas (d.1395AH)
  • Shaykh  ‘Abdullaah bin Muhammad bin Humaid (d.1402AH)
  • Ehsan Elahi Zaheer (d.1408AH)
  • Muḥammad Taqī Al-Dīn Al-Hilālī (d.1408AH)
  • Shaykh Muhammad ‘Attaallaah Haneef (d.1408AH)
  • 'Abdul-'Azeez as-Subayyal (d.1412AH)
  • Shaikh Hamood bin 'Abdillaah at-Tuwaijiree (d.1413AH)
  • Ubaidallah Al-Mubaarakfuree (d.1414AH)
  • Shaykh Abdul Razzaq Al Afeefee (d.1415AH)
  • Badee’ud-Deen as-Sindee (d.1416AH)
  • Shaykh Muḥammad Amān Al-Jāmī (d.1416AH)
  • Shaykh Hammaad al-Ansaaree (d.1418AH)
  • Shaykh Umar bin Muhammad Al-Fulaanee (d.1419AH)
  • Al-‘Allāmah Muḥammad Nāṣir ad-Dīn al Al-Albaanee (d.1420AH)
  • Muhammad bin 'Abdillaah as-Sumaalee (d.1420AH)
  • Shaykh Muḥammad ‘Atiyyah Sālim (d.1420AH)
  • Shaykh ibn Bāz (d.1420AH)
  • Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ṣāliḥ ibn Uthaymīn (d.1421AH)
  • Imaam Muqbil bin Hādī al-Wādi’ī (d.1422AH)
  • Sheikh ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abdur Rahman Al-Bassaam (d.1423AH)
  • Ibn Barjas (d.1425AH)
  • Shaykh Ibrahim ibn Muhammad Al Al-Shaykh (d.1428AH)
  • Shaykh Ahmad ibn Yaḥyā an-Najmy (d.1429AH)
  • Shaykh Bakr ibn `Abdullah Abu Zayd (d.1429AH)
  • Muhammad Ibn Abdulwahhab Marzooq Al-Banna (d.1430AH)
  • Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ibn Ghudayaan (d.1431AH)
  • Shaykh ‘Abdur Rahmaan Al-‘Adani (d.1434AH)
  • Shaykh Zayd Al-Madkhalī (d.1435AH)

Narrated ‘Umar (radhiAllāhu 'anhu):

I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying, “Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary, for I am only a Slave. So, call me the Slave of Allāh and His Apostle.”

—  [Sahīh Bukhārī Vol. 4, Hadīth no. 654 (English Translation). Translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khān]

Ruling on praying Witr in the same way as Maghrib

Praise be to Allaah.

It was proven that the Prophet (ﷺ) prayed Witr in different ways. He prayed one rak’ah, and three, and five, and seven, and nine.

And he prayed three rak’ahs in two different ways, either continuously with one tashahhud, or saying salaam after two rak’ahs and praying one rak’ah and saying salaam after it.

Shaykh Muhammad al-Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (Rahimahullah) said:

It is permissible to pray Witr with three rak’ahs, or with five, or with seven, or with nine. If a person prays Witr with three, it may be done in one of two ways, both of which are prescribed in sharee’ah:

1 – Praying the three rak'ahs continually with one tashahhud.

2 – Saying salaam after two rak’ahs, then praying one rak’ah on its own.

Both of these are narrated in the Sunnah, so if a person does it one way sometimes and the other way sometimes, that is good.

It is permissible to say it with one salaam, but it should be with only one tashahhud and not two, because if he does it with two tashahhuds, it will be like Maghrib prayer, and the Prophet (ﷺ) forbade making it like Maghrib prayer.

Al-Sharh al-Mumti’, 4/14-16

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said: “Do not pray Witr with three rak’ahs like Maghrib.”

Narrated by al-Haakim, 1/403; al-Bayhaqi, 3/31; al-Daaraqutni, p. 172. Al-Haafiz ibn Hajar said in Fath al-Baari (4/301):

Its isnaad fulfils the conditions of the two Shaykhs (al-Bukhaari and Muslim).

Clarification on the ‘Awrah and the Covering of Women in the Presence of Other Women and Mahrams

By Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen (رحمه الله)

All Praise is due to Allaah, and may the salaah and salaam be on Prophet Muhammad, his household, the noble companions and those who follow them until the Day of Resurrection.

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah), was asked:

Question:

“There is a phenomenon with some women, wearing short and tight dresses which expose their features and dresses without sleeves exposing the chest and back, appearing almost naked. When we advise them, they say that they do not wear such clothes except in the presence of other women and that the ‘awrah [1] of the woman in front of other women is from the navel to the knee. What is the ruling regarding this, and what is the ruling regarding wearing these types of clothes in front of mahrams [2]? May Allaah (subhannahu wa ta’ala) reward you abundantly on behalf of the Muslims and Muslimat and magnify your reward.”

He (رحمه الله) answered:

The answer for this is to say that it is authentically narrated [by Abu Huraira, radiallaahu 'anhu] that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said:

“Two are the types amongst the denizens of Hell whom I have never seen, the one possessing whips like the tail of an ox, and they flog people with them. (The second one) women kasiyatun 'aariyaat: who would be naked in spite of their being dressed, who are seduced (to wrong paths) and seduce others with their hair high like humps. These women would not get into Paradise, and they would not perceive its odor, although its fragrance can be perceived from such and such distance (from a great distance).”

[Reported by Muslim, hadith no. 6840; see also hadith no. 5310]

The people of knowledge interpreted the phrase kasiyatun 'aariyaat (dressed but naked)” as those women who put on tight, short, or light clothes that do not shield what is underneath.

In addition, Shaykh al-Islam ibn Taymiyyah mentioned that the clothes of women in their homes at the time of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) covered what is between the ankle and the palm; when they would leave for the market, it is known that the women of the companions used to wear overflowing dresses that were so long that the lower end of the dress would drag on the earth. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) made it permissible for them to lower the end of their garment to extend to an arm’s span, without exceeding that. However, what became unclear to some women of the saying of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم),

“No man should look at the ‘awrah of another man, and no woman should look at the ‘awrah of another woman.”

[Reported by Muslim, hadith no. 338]

and of ‘awrah of the woman with respect to other women being from her navel to her knee led them to the [false] conclusion that this indicates that it is permissible to wear short clothes. However, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) did not say, “The dress of a woman is between the navel and the knee,” such that it would be taken as an an evidence. On the contrary, he said, “no woman should look at the ‘awrah of another woman.” Therefore, he forbade the one who looks because the one who wears overflowing clothes may accidentally uncover her private parts because of a need or for some other reason.

Similarly, when the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said, “No man should look at the ‘awrah of another man,” did the companions then wear izar (waist garments) from the navel to the knee or pants from the navel to the knee? Is it now sound for a woman to go out and meet other women having on nothing except that which shields the area from the navel to the knee? No one says this; this is not the case, except with the women of the kufar. So those women who understood otherwise from this hadith are incorrect. The hadith’s meaning is obvious and apparent. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) did not say, ““The dress of a woman is between the navel and the knee.” So women should fear Allaah (subhannahu wa ta’ala) and assume shyness and bashfulness, which is from the characteristics of the woman; this is from iman (faith) as the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said,

“Modesty is a branch of faith”

[Reported by Muslim, hadith no. 56]

Likewise, we know the parable: “More bashful than a woman kept in her private quarter.”

Not even the women of the pre-Islamic era [Jahilliyah] used to shield only that which was between the navel and the knee; this was not even the case with men in that time. Do these women want the Muslim woman to be in a worse situation than the women of Jahilliyah?

In summary, the dress is something and looking at the ‘awrah is something else. The legal dress of the woman in front of other women should cover that which is between the ankle and the palm. However, if the woman needs to tuck up her dress for work or something else, then she may tuck it all the way to the knee. Similarly, if she needs to roll up her sleeves all the way to the shoulder, then she may do so as needed only. However, to make this her normal dress then it is not allowed, and the hadith does not indicate this under any circumstances. That is why the address was to the one looking, not the one being looked at, and the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) mentioned absolutely nothing about the dress. He did not say, ““The dress of a woman is between the navel and the knee,” such that this would constitute a pretext for the misunderstanding by those women.

With respect to looking by mahrams, then the ruling is the same as looking of a woman at a woman, meaning it is permissible for the woman to uncover in front of her mahrams that which she uncovers in front of other women, namely the head, neck, feet, hands, arms, shins, and so forth. But she must not make her dress short.

Footnotes:

[1] 'Awrah: The private parts that must be covered.
[2] Mahaarim pl. of mahram a husband and a woman’s male siblings who are not lawful for her to marry.

This is the answer of our Shaykh (رحمه الله) concerning this question, which is often raised by many sisters. I ask Allaah (subhannahu wa ta’ala) to make it a benefit for all of us. All Praise is due to Allaah, and may the salaah and salaam be on Prophet Muhammad, his household, the noble companions and those who follow them until the Day of Resurrection.

Prepared by Dr. Saleh As-Saleh (رحمه الله)

27-7-1427 AH.
21st August 2006.

[Transcribed by Abu Abdullah Al Amreeki. Text Edited by Umm Al-Ahmad al-Kanadiyyah]

A joke for Ramadan.

There were two white christian men, John and Mike, whose plane crashed into a desert.

Luckily they survived unharmed. As they traveled through the hot desert looking for food and water, they gave up and sat down, thinking of what to do.

As the dust in the air settled, they suddenly could view a mosque ahead. They became very hopeful. But then John said “Muslims are there. They might help us if we say we are Muslim.” Then Mike said “No way, I won’t say I’m Muslim, I’m gonna be honest”.

So John and Mike went to the Mosque ahead and were greeted by an Arab Muslim, who asked what their names were.

John thought of a Muslim name and said, ‘My name is Muhammad’. And Mike said 'My name is Mike’.

The Arab man said 'Hello Mike.’ And told these other men to take Mike and give him food and drink.

Then he turned to John and said, 'Salaam Muhammad. Ramadan Mubarak! (Hello Muhammad, Happy Ramadan)

There were two christian men, John and Mike, whose plane crashed into a desert. Luckily they survived unharmed. As they traveled through the hot desert looking for food and water, they gave up and sat down, thinking of what to do.

As the dust in the air settled, they suddenly could view a mosque ahead. They became very hopeful. But then John said “Muslims are there. They might help us if we say we are Muslim.” Then Mike said “No way, I won’t say I’m Muslim, I’m gonna be honest”.

So John and Mike went to the Mosque ahead and were greeted by a Muslim, who asked what their names were.

John thought of a Muslim name and said, ‘My name is Muhammad’. And Mike said 'My name is Mike’.

The Arab man said 'Hello Mike.’ And told these other men to take Mike and give him food and drink.

Then he turned to John and said, 'Salaam Muhammad. Ramadan Mubarak! (Hello Muhammad, Happy Ramadan)

Artist: Salaam Muhammad

(Me, Myself and God) is dedicated to the common struggle of a black woman establishing a solid relationship with God ..through mistreatment, heartbreaks and failure a great percentage of black women long for a spiritual foundation to heal a broken heart from unfortunate circumstances in every day life ..this painting shows a woman in comfortable setting determined to seek out refuge in the divine scriptures of basics steps towards a relationship and better foundation with her creator.

anonymous asked:

Salaam Br.Osmam, I'm 17 and when I read the quran/translation sometimes I really don't understand what it's saying and I really don't know where to go or who to ask. No one in my community is really helpful. And I don't know which websites are corrupt or messed up. If you can help me that would be greatly appreciated .

Wa alykum as-salaam,

Check out Muhammad Asad’s translation of The Qur'an, his notes are really great.

Also Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan explains The Qur'an quite well, masha Allah.