All praise is for Allaah, Lord of all that is created and may the peace and blessings of Allaah be on His Prophet, Muhammad, (صلى الله علیه وسلم).
This book is a compilation of all the fataawa (religious verdicts) given by the late Imaam, Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee, (رحمه الله), in Al-Asaalah Magazine (Issues 1-21), with the exception of two short fataawa that were excluded. Al-Asaalah Magazine is an Arabic publication that was started in Jordan by several of Imaam Al-Albaanee's students in the early 1990's in order to promote the Salafi Da'wah and connect the Muslim world to the major scholars and their students. The magazine is highly acclaimed by the people of knowledge in all parts of the world and is distributed worldwide. The current editorial staff as of this year includes Mash-hoor Hasan Salmaan, Muhammad Musa Nasr, 'Alee Ibn Hasan Al-Halabee and Saleem Al-Hilaalee who is the present Editor-in-Chief.
One of the most important sections of the magazine that appeared in every publication was the Fatwa section in which the Shaykh and Muhaddith of our era, Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee answered questions that were presented to him. These questions range on various subjects and are beneficial for the Muslims in all parts of the world. This is why we felt a strong need to translate these fataawa, collect them and put them into one book. We also organized the fataawa into different sections, so as to make the material easily accessible to the readers. So you will find that the fataawa that appeared in one issue will be dispersed throughout the book into its respective section, according to its topic.
We have also included a biography of Imaam Al-Albaanee as well as chapters on the statements of the scholars about him and a translation of the most important parts that occurred in his Last Will and Testament.
Lastly, we decided to make this book available to the Muslims over the Internet. So we kindly ask those of you with Internet access to extend this knowledge out to those who cannot access the internet, such as by printing a copy for them or saving it on diskette for them. We also ask that no price be charged for the distribution of such copies unless it is for the production costs, as this is a non-for-profit project. We hope that this work will serve as a benefit and a guide to the Muslims and we ask Allaah that He include it in our balance of good deeds on the Day of Judgement.
For the Salafi Society of North America
New York, USA
June 28, 2001.
Author: Shaikh Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee
Source: al-Asaalah Magazine Issues 1-21
Translator: Abu Maryam Isma’eel Alarcon