Shaykh ibn Baaz رحمه الله speaking about his mother and the importance of choosing a righteous spouse for your offspring
Shaykh ibn Bāz :
“And I have no doubt that my mother (may Allaah shower His mercy upon her) had a tremendous effect upon me, and has a great excellence over me, in encouraging me to study, and she assisted me in it.
May Allaah greatly increase her reward and reward her with the best of rewards for what she did for me. And
There is no doubt also, that the house in which there is kindness, gentleness, love and care, with the correct Islaamic tarbiyah (education and cultivation) will greatly affect the man.
So he will become, if Allaah wills, successful in his affairs and in any matter whether it be seeking knowledge, trading, earning a living, etc.
So it is Allaah alone that I ask to grant us all success and to guide us all to that which He loves and is pleased with. And
May the prayers and peace of Allaah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, and upon his Family, his Companions and his followers.”
It is not permissible to watch pornography at all, not even with one’s wife.
Pornography is prohibited in islam. How big a sin is “watching” pornographic material with your wife once in a while?
Watching pornography is forbidden, whether a person is married or not. The one who does that has to repent to Allaah. How can a person watch such things with his wife and he can he permit her to watch it too?
Women are weak and are easily influenced; indeed watching such things may lead to problems between the spouses which may end up in divorce – Allaah forbid.
Undoubtedly if a man approves of such a thing he is lacking in gheerah (protective jealousy), which is what distinguishes a Muslim from others, from kaafirs and duyooths (cuckolds) who approve of obscenity and immorality in their families.
Moreover, watching such material makes one take the matter of immorality lightly and encourages promiscuity.
We ask Allaah to keep us safe and sound.
- Let the one who has committed such a sin beware of the punishment of Allaah; let him hasten to repent.
- He should be keen to look for anything that may help his wife to remain chaste, not for things that will encourage immoral actions. And Allaah knows best.
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
If a person listens to Soorat al-Kahf on Friday, will he have the same reward as the one who reads the soorah?
Does listening to Soorat al-Kahf on Friday bring the same reward as that of the one who reads it?
The reward that results from reading Soorat al-Kahf on Friday is only mentioned for the one who reads the soorah on that day.
The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:
“Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on Friday, Allah will bestow upon him light between those two Fridays.”
Narrated by al-Bayhaqi; classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani (may Allah have mercy on him) in Saheeh al-Jaami‘.
- It is well-known that the one who listens to a soorah is not regarded as having read it.
- Based on that, if a person wants the reward that is mentioned in the hadith, then he has to read Soorat al-Kahf, and it is not enough just to listen to it.
But if a person cannot read Qur’an well,
- So he listens to it being recited by someone else, seeking the reward that has been mentioned for that,
- Then there is the hope that he will have the same reward as the one who reads it,
- Because of his good intention and doing what he is able to do.
In the answer to question no. 10700 we have quoted the hadiths that speak of the virtue of reading Soorat al-Kahf. Please refer to this question for more information. And Allah knows best.
May You All Be Honeyed By Allāh !!
عسلكم الله جميعاً
قال رسول اللهﷺ : إذا أحب اللّه عبداً عسله ، قالوا : ما عسله؟ قال : يفتح الله عز وجل له عملاً صالحاً قبل موته ثم يقبضه عليه.
The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: “If Allāh loves a person, he is honeyed by Him, they asked: ‘What is honeying him (means)?’, he said: “Allāh opens for him (the door of) a righteous deed before his death, then keeps him firm on it (until his death).”
● [ رواه أحمد ١٧٨١٩]
قال العلامة الألباني رحمه الله : وأمارة هذا التعسيل بأن يرضى عنه من حوله لما ثبت في زيادة مرفوعة للنبي صلى اللّه عليه وسلم : (.. حتى يرضى عنه من حوله) ، يقال بأن الشيخ الألباني رحمه الله يدعوا لمن صنع إليه معروفا بقوله: ( عسّلك الله ).
al-‘Allāmah al-Albāni Raḥimahullāh said: “And the sign of this honeying is that everyone around him become pleased with him as is proven in addition from Prophet ﷺ saying in Marfū’ form: ’.. until (everyone) from around him are pleased with him.’ • [الصحيحة ١١١٤],
It is said that Sh. al-Albānī (Allāh have mercy upon him) used to supplicate for the one who did a favor to him by saying: ‘May you be honeyed by Allāh’.”
● [مصدر : مسند أحمد ١٧٤٣٨ ، وصححه الألباني في صحيح الجامع]