Rifqan Ahl as-Sunnah in Published in Hardcopy

Back in December I was contacted by one of the brothers from Dar al-Arqam Publishing in the UK about participating in a couple of translation projects they had in mind. After some thought and consultation with a few dear friends, I agreed to take part. The main project eventually ended up falling apart due to news of another publisher already working on the intended book they wanted me working on. The other smaller project, however, was still a go.

While the book is pretty old now, they had asked me for the necessary permissions to have my translation of Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbad’s second edition of Rifqan Ahl as-Sunnah bi Ahl as-Sunnah printed. They felt that it was still very relevant in our current times considering all the controversies the Salafi community is still embroiled with and that it might help with some of those affected and influenced by the exaggertionist mentality. Despite the small intended audience for the book (even though it generally applies to all of the People of the Sunnah and not just those involved in the controversies), they felt that the benefit of having it printed and distributed warranted it being done. So, after speaking with the brothers at QSSC, permission was granted and some necessary corrections and editions were made to the existing published version  (i.e., the one I posted here on my blog). It was also decided that al-Abbad’s short essay Marratan Ukhra Rifqan Ahl as-Sunnah bi Ahl as-Sunnah would be translated (again–as it was already translated by the brothers at Madeenah.com) and added as an appendix.

The book is now printed and is available at al-Hidaayah Publishing & Distribution’s online shop (link) for whoever wants to pick up a copy.

Quote … Unquote … no. 16

In the two Sahîhs, from Abî Dharr, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, may Allah send salutations and peace upon him, said, «Whoever called a man by [a name of] disbelief or said, “O enemy of Allah!” and he is not such, except it returns on him.» This hadîth and what came regarding its meaning obligate the Muslim to ascertain the ruling on the people and to be cautious of accusing his brother with a blameworthy description while he is free of it, merely due to suspicion or [blind] imitation of someone not relied upon; and Allah is the one help is sought from.

 ‘Abdul-‘Azîz bin ‘Abdillah bin Bâz
Majmū’ Fatâwâ wa Maqâlât Mutanawwi’ah, vol. 3, pg. 217 (Maktabah al-Ma’ârif)
Quoted by way of Shaikh Abil-Hasan al-Ma’ribi’s ad-Difâ’ ‘an Ahl al-Ittibâ’, vol. 1, pg. 321 

Gentleness, O People of the Sunnah (Full Translation)

As I mentioned some time ago, I’d be posting up the translation for the 2nd edition of Rifqan Ahl as-Sunnah bi Ahl as-Sunnah, by Shaikh ‘Abdul-Muhsin bin Hamad al-‘Abbâd al-Badr. I’ve already previously posted the new introduction for the book, as well as the last two chapters (which were added from his other work, al-Hathth ‘alâ Ittibâ’ as-Sunnah). The re-edit I’ve done still hasn’t been completely checked, so for those of you reading this, please let me know of any typos or whatever other mistakes you find. I’ve set the document settings so that it can’t be printed (similar to all the other articles I’ve posted published under QSS’s name). Allah willing, when the articles/ebooks get posted to the QSSC site (no clue when that’ll be though) I’ll be posting the printable versions for all the QSS PDF articles.

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A Brief Mention of Shaikh al-Maghrâwî of Morocco (Updated Again)

In the introduction of the 2nd printing of his book Rifqan Ahl as-Sunnah bi Ahl as-Sunnah, Shaikh ‘Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbâd advised (emphasis added),

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