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Al-Albaani’s Daughters Mentioning Their Father’s Answer to a Question About Memorising the Quraan

In their book, Hassaanah and Sukainah, the daughters of Shaikh al-Albaani said, “And our father, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, ‘If I have memorised a quarter of the Quraan and then I move on to the second quarter [but] I haven’t memorised the previous quarter properly, will I be sinful?’ So he replied, ‘You won’t be sinful inshaa Allaah, but you would not have responded appropriately to the Prophet’s صلى الله عليه وسلم saying, “Keep refreshing your knowledge of the Quraan, for by the One in Whose Hand is the soul of Muhammad, it is more inclined to escape than a camel from its rope,” [Muslim] in this hadith is an encouragement to refresh one’s knowledge of the Quraan and to be persistent in reciting it, because it escapes from the breasts of men due to the loftiness of Allaah the Mighty and Majestic’s Speech and its exaltedness.’”

Ad-Daleel ilaa Ta’lim Kitaabil-Laahil-Jalil, vol.3, p. 127.

A Gift of Soil?


Sukainah, the daughter of Shaikh al-Albaani said, “I asked my father, may Allaah have mercy on him, ‘One of the female callers [daa’iyah] said in a fiqh lesson that the best gift that you can give to a sick person who cannot perform ablution is a bag of soil, or a container that has soil in it, so that (s)he can perform dry ablution [tayammum] from it. And likewise, a traveller should carry some soil with him in order to perform tayammum with it. What is your opinion?’

So he answered, ‘According to this school of thought when the Prophet عليه السلام travelled from Medinah to Tabuk he should have taken some soil with him so he could perform tayammun with it!

This is futile.

For there are two mistakes: the first is to limit the performance of tayammun to soil alone, for it is possible for a person to strike a wall once and the matter is over.

The second is that this is a new classification which has no basis. For it has not been reported that they would carry soil with them in their journeys.

This is a modern-day feigning of knowledge, due to the lack of striving and working hard to acquire it.’”

Taken from her blog.

How does a Menstruating Woman Worship During the Night of Decree?

Translated by Ahmed Abu Turaab

Sukainah the daughter of Shaikh al-Albaani said, “I asked my father, may Allaah have mercy on him, ‘How does the female who has the excuse accorded to her by the Sharee’ah [i.e., menses] perform worship on the Night of Decree?’

So he answered me, saying, ‘By supplicating, remembering Allaah [dhikr] and reciting the Quraan, and there is no problem in her doing that. And I think that you are sure about the fact that it is not disliked for the menstruating woman to recite the Quraan. So this is the way out from one angle.

And from another, it is fitting for the Muslim in such circumstances, whether he is male or female, to emulate the Prophet عليه السلام who said, ‘Seize the benefit of five before five: your youth before you become old, and your health before you become ill …’ [Saheeh at-Targheed wat-Tarheeb, no. 3355]. For what reason [did he say this?] Because in Sahih al-Bukhari it has been reported that, ‘When a slave [a believer] falls ill or travels, then he will get written to his accounts [the reward] similar to that which he used to get for his good deeds practised at home and in good health [as if he is doing them on his journey and in illness].’ [Bukhaari 2996]

So it is upon such a woman to seize the opportunity of benefitting from her time when she is clean and is able to stand during the last ten nights, or at least the odd nights, or at the very least the day or night of the twenty-seventh.

For indeed when Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, knows that His female servant used to do that when she was able to stand in prayer then suddenly comes into a state where she is excused, He records for her what used to be written for her when she was in a state of purity.

This is a very important point. Its fruits are that the Muslim should strive as was just explained: that he should always spend his time in obedience as much as he is able to. Such that when his obedience increases and the worship then passes him by [due to him becoming ill or travelling, the reward] is still written for him even if he is not able to actually perform it.’”

Taken from her blog.

Shaikh al-Albaani’s Daughter asking her Father about Devoting Oneself to Reciting the Quraan to the Exclusion of other Acts of Worship in Ramadaan


Sukainah the daughter of Shaikh al-Albaani said, “I asked my father, may Allaah have mercy on him, [a question] the summary of which is: I read that when Ramadaan would begin some of the scholars would devote themselves to reciting the Quraan, even though they were people of knowledge who would issue religious verdicts for the masses.  So they would even stop giving religious verdicts.  Is this correct?  Should I single out this month for the Quraan and leave reading hadiths, their explanation and lessons in the dialects of the Quraan and other than that?

So in answer to this he said, “This particularisation has no basis in the Sunnah–but that which is in the Sunnah and is known [from a hadith] reported in the two Sahihs[1] is to increase in the recitation of the Quraan in Ramadaan. As for particularising the month of Ramadaan solely for the recitation of the Quraan to the exclusion of any other act of worship like seeking knowledge, teaching hadith, and explaining them–then that has no basis. Likewise that which is included in this topic is giving in charity, giving sadaqah, being good to the people and … and … etc.

Devoting oneself to recitation has no basis. That which does have a basis is only to increase in it.

[1] From Ibn Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with them both, who said, “Allaah’s Messenger صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ was the most generous of all the people. And he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadaan when Jibreel met him. Jibreel used to meet him every night of Ramadaan to teach him the Quraan. Allaah’s Messenger صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ was the most generous person, even more generous than the fair winds [sent (by Allaah) with glad tidings (rain), in readiness and haste to do charitable deeds]. [Bukhaari, no. 6.]

Imaam an-Nawawi, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “Our companions said, ‘The Sunnah is to recite the Quraan in abundance in Ramadaan and to study it with someone–that he recites it to someone and someone recites it to him due to the aforementioned hadith from Ibn Abbaas.’” Al-Majmooh Sharh al-Muhaddhab (6/274). And al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab, may Allaah have mercy on him, said about this hadith, “And in it is evidence for the desirability/recommendation to increase in the recitation of the Quraan in the month of Ramadaan.” Lataa’iful-Ma’aarif, p. 169.

Taken from her blog at:

Sukainah bint Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaani’s Blog

And here’s the Youtube video:

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