Shaikh al-Albaani

Translations From His Works

The Time Al-Albaani was on Hajj and Advised the Pilgrims to Cover Their Shoulders


 

The Imaam said, “Brothers, there is a common mistake [present] wherever we go or stay during Hajj or ’Umrah, I see a widespread mistake made by most of the pilgrims especially the foreigners amongst them or the Bedouins who have not been given understanding or knowledge [of the religion]—they purposefully uncover their shoulder so, unfortunately, you will see them walking like that under the sun, thinking that doing so is a part of the rites of Hajj.

[By doing so] they fall into two issues which make them oppose the Prophet’s ﷺ statement, but we will delay [mentioning] that now [since it’s time for prayer]—so what I mean [right] now is that you cover your shoulders, cover your shoulders, don’t uncover them, the shoulder is only uncovered when a person begins tawaaf. Now straighten your rows and get ready for the prayer …”

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 409.

Praying in the Middle of the Mosque Without a Sutrah


 

The Imaam said, “What the people do in all of the mosques that I have seen in Syria and elsewhere in praying in the middle of the mosque far away from a wall or pillar [which they can use as a sutrah] is due to their heedlessness of his order and actions.”

Talkhees Sifatus-Salaah, 24.

“When My Sutrah Goes What Should I Do?”


Host: There’s a question here [which says], ‘When my sutrah goes what should I do?’ He means when the sutrah is something which can move or be carried and it is taken.

Al-Albaani: In such a situation if it is possible for him to go towards a sutrah through a slight [amount of] movement he does so, if he can’t then Allaah does not burden a soul with more than it can bear, for example, if there were a pillar there or a person who is sitting down, he can approach it or him with a step or two and use it or him as a sutrah.

Rihlatun-Noor, 23 Side B.

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