Before the reader is a concise article from the works of our Shaykh 'Abd Al-Qādir al-Junayd (حفظه الله) regarding the takbīr in the ten days of Dhū al-Ḥijjah. The Shaykh briefly outlines the two types of takbīr: Al-Takbīr al-Muṭlaq (the Unsrestricted Takbīr) and al-Takbīr al-Muqayyid (the Restricted Takbīr). This article was translated by our brother Abū Afnān Muḥammad 'Abd Allāh (حفظه الله).
As part of Salafī Publications’ Conference with Shaykh Khālid al-Ẓafīrī (حفظه الله), al-Shaykh al-‘Allāmah ‘Ubayd al-Jābirī (حفظه الله) delivered a tele-link reminder on Saturday 24th Dhū al-Qa'dah 1437, corresponding to 27th August 2016. Though concise, the speech of our Shaykh was replete with much benefit related to foundational aspects of our Dīn, which it behoves us all to reflect upon, strive to seek knowledge regarding and thus implement in our lives.
An excerpt taken from the article ~
وَلِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ لِيَجْزِيَ الَّذِينَ أَسَاءُوا بِمَا عَمِلُوا وَيَجْزِيَ الَّذِينَ أَحْسَنُوا بِالْحُسْنَى
“And to Allāh belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, that He may requite those who do evil with that which they have done (i.e. punish them in Hell), and reward those who do good, with what is best (i.e. Paradise).” [Sūrah al-Najm 53:31]
Did you hear that O Student of Knowledge? Will you prepare and make the necessary preparation for that day? That day Allāh has referred to and informed us of; a day we will meet Allāh (عز وجل). And that preparation is done with nothing other than taqwā and ikhlāṣ and guidance upon Islām and the Sunnah.
The following article translated by our brother Musa Shaleem Mohammed (حفظه الله) is a compilation of the statements of some of our Salafī 'Ulamā` regarding the well-known narration attributed to the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم): "O Allāh bless us in Rajab and Sha'bān and allow us to reach Ramaḍān."
Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn Ṣāliḥ al-‘Uthaymīn (رحمه الله) was asked: “Is there any authentic aḥādīth that confirm the virtue of both the months of Rajab and Sha’bān and confirm the virtue of fasting in them?”
~ Pivotal Quote ~
"Therefore, the month of Rajab does not differ from Jumādā al-Ākhirah, which is before it, except that it is from the sacred months."