Warning Signs of Riyâ’ (Showing Off)

Certain actions do not directy fall under riyâ’ (doing good deeds to show off, instead of for the sake of Allah) but are the preliminary steps leading to it. They are like signs warning of the impending arrival of riyâ’. If a person finds himself involved in any of these actions, he should honestly question his motives in doing them in order to avoid actually falling into riyâ’. The following are some of the warning signs of riyâ.

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UK gets first Muslim bodybuilding champion

Man-mountain-who-eats-eight-meals-a-day-becomes-first-ever-MUSLIM-British-bodybuilding-championLONDON: Zack ‘King’ Khan, has won top national title of bodybuilding across the United Kingdom and became the first Muslim champion at the age of 33.

‘King’ Khan of Sheffield was a former boxer who diversified his attention on weightlifting following an injury which toured him to the World competing personality.

The boxer-turned-bodybuilder weighs 310lbs have fitness fanatic with 32inch thighs and daily intake of 5,000 calories lead him to win UK’s title after three-year returned followed by an injury after winning International Federation of Body Builders title in 2009. Read the rest of this entry

Duas for times of hardship and stress

By: Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya

Sourceabdulkarimyahya.com

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Why not Pork?? Do you know why Muslims do not eat pork ?

Do you know why Muslims do not eat pork ??? 🤔🤔

German person, asked me why do not you eat pork? Why do Muslims not eat pork? He asked me to explain to him one reason scientifically and not religiously, he asked me to have a convincing answer if I can!
I said to him: Give me one hour and give you the answer in German and explain the reason scientifically, God willing. So I searched the Internet and browsed a lot of scientific pages English, German and international ..
And if shocked by a report I found at the German site:
The source is the German Commission for Food Standards Control. The following is a useful summary of pork:
* The pig eats the dead (his wound) and if his father.
* Pig eats almost everything: urine and even your urine! The residue of other animals, the dirt that was wet, the swollen Jeff eating, the raw plants and wet wet.
* Pig percentage of body toxins more than 30 times of lamb meat.
* Pig does not sweat! Wipe it like sponge absorbs all dirt! This is a disaster in itself.
* When eating lamb meat takes from 6 to 9 hours to digest it when the liver absorbs a small amount of toxins in a large time, while pork takes from one to two hours and in this the liver is covered and soaked in toxins!
* The male pig is homogenous with any daba and if it is male, which makes him pregnant.
* After 3 hours of killing pig only worms come out of his body!
* There are worms in the body of the pig does not die even after cooking or roasting!
* Cooked pork takes 6 hours. Pork can not be roasted where it continues to melt until it disappears, and this is similar to human flesh,
* Pork is used in cosmetic surgery as an alternative to human skin, and those who do the tattoo (tattoo) tattoo on the skin of a pig before the skin of the customer.
* There is blood coagulated in the head of the pig because he is the only creature who does not lift his head up.
* Pig hair is still only burned! Roast!
* Pig does not smell jellied before eating it! But empties the nostrils of his nose to eat if it is clean, then eat it.
I sent this report to him with his source to this person and if he refrains from eating pork again ….. And if he also publishes this report in all German pages under the title Why do not Muslims eat pork!

This publication discusses scientifically the one who is not a Muslim, but we do not read the text of the readers …. God Almighty said ((deprived of dead and blood and pork)) Please commented admirably to the grain until the continued arrival of publications to your page if Blake to Jarob (Abdomen worshipers of God) 👍👍👍🌹🌹🌹👍👍👍

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Halal VS Haram In Islam

DEAR PARENTS, PLEASE BE CAREFUL BETWEEN MAGHRIB AND ISHAA

DEAR PARENTS, PLEASE BE CAREFUL BETWEEN MAGHRIB AND ISHAA

AS dusk is Approaching, this knowledge will be very beneficial to every parent who wishes no harm to their household, Inshaa Allah

The prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

”After the sun sets, Hold on to your kids, as the Devils are spreading at that time.
After an hour has gone past you can let them go, But keep your doors closed while making Dhikr (saying Bismillah), as the Devil does not open a closed door and close any water bottle, while making Dhikr and put the lid on any pan while making Dhikir, even if you cover them with anything and turn your lights off”
Al-Bukhari #3280 and Muslim #2012

The prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

”Do not send your kids or animals (such as sheep, cattle or camels) after the sun sets, until the darkness of Ishaa falls, As the devils are being discharged between those times”
Muslim #2013

You might be asking yourself:

What could possibly be the reason behind this. What happens between Maghreb and Ishaa

Well, what happens is that the Shaythan (devils) start to look for a place to hide, as they move around earth in large numbers, Only Allah knows how many and they move in extremely fast speed, much faster than we can imagine.

This of course poses a threat to some as they might get crushed by other devils. So they start looking for a place to hide.

The Hadeeth is explaining to us what the devils might do in their search for a safe place to hide:

Some of them might enter a bottle and stay there until it’s safe,

Some might hide in a saucepan, or a bucket and some might enter the house of a human.

A Shaythaan might hide behind a group of humans who are unaware of this.

With those humans not making any Dhikr the Shaytaan is safe from the crushing power of other Shaythan roaming the Earth like a hurricane.

It is in the nature of Shaythan to hide in dirty places, such as toilets, rubbish bins…etc.

They might also get into a child who doesn’t know yet how to make Dhikr and stay inside that child until it’s safe to get out.

The parents of that child might notice a sudden change of mood in their child’s behaviour.

The parents might think that the child needs to be disciplined when the child might cry as he/she is bothered by the Shaythan in his body.

One of the biggest attractions to Shaythan is nappies, as it’s dirty and it belongs to a child who doesn’t know yet how to make Tahseen (prevention from Devils by reading Qur’an and making Du’a).

Therefore we remind Muslims to be careful and not to let their doors open between Maghrib and Isha.

They also should read Qur’an aloud around their children to prevent Shaythan from seeking refuge in their tiny bodies.

May Allah protect us all from Shaythan and prevent them from harming our children.

*آمــــــــــــــــــين يا رب العالمين*

Allah is the most merciful

Rasūlillah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “A man who never did any good deed, said to his family, ‘When I die, you should burn me and throw half the ashes of my burnt body in the earth and the other half in the sea.

For by Allāh, if Allāh should get a hold of me, He would inflict such a punishment on me, as He has never inflicted on anybody among the people before.”

But when he died, Allāh ordered the sea to collect his ashes and similarly ordered the earth to collect his ashes.

When Allāh recreated him, Allāh asked, “Why did you do such a thing?”

The man replied, “For being afraid of You, and You know it very well.”

Because of this, Allāh forgave him.

Despair not, the Mercy of Allāh. Qūr’an

[Sahih Bukhari.]

Dearest people

It was narrated from Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) that a man came to the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and said: O Messenger of Allah, which of the people is dearest to Allah? And which deeds are dearest to Allah? The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “The dearest of people to Allah, may He be exalted, is the one who does most benefit to people, and the dearest of deeds to Allah, may He be exalted, is joy that you bring to a Muslim, or relieving him of distress, or paying off debt for him, or dispelling his hunger. And to walk with a brother to meet his needs is dearer to me than observing i‘tikaaf in this mosque – meaning the mosque of Madinah – for a month.” Narrated by at-Tabaraani (12/453); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh at-Targheeb (955).

“The best men are those who are best to thier wives.”

“…And live with them in kindness…”-Quran (4:19)

“And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” Ar-Rum 30:21)

“The best among you are those who are best to their wife. (Ibn Majah)

“The most complete of the believers in faith, is the one with the best character. And the best of you are those who are best to their women.” (Tirmidhi)

“The world is provision and the best provision in the world is a righteous woman.” (Sahih Muslim 1467)

“…good women (are) for good men, and good men (are) for good women.”-Quran (24:26)

“And we created you in pairs.”-Quran (78:4)

Hazrat Umar Ibn Al Khattab (R.A.) said:
“No man can have anything better after faith (Iman) than a woman of righteous character, loving and child-bearing.”

Provide for her, protect her and take care of her:

“Men are the protectors and maintainers of women…”-Quran (4:34).

Look after her and your children:

“What you feed yourself is charity for you, what you feed your children is charity for you, what you feed your wife is charity for you, and what you feed your servant is charity for you.” (Musnad Ahmad 16727) You need to take care of them, look after them all.

Prophet (SAW) even encouraged people to feed their wives with their own hands, Prophet (SAW) many times fed Aisha (R.A.) this way. “You will be rewarded for whatever you spend for Allah’s sake even if it were a morsel which you put in your wife’s mouth.” (Sahih Al Bukhari)

Express your love to her:

Anas (R.A.) narrated that the Prophet (SAW) was asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, which of the people is most beloved to you?’
He answered: “`A’ishah.”
He was asked, ‘And among men?’
He said: ‘Her father.‘ (Ibn Majah and authenticated by Shayk Al-Albani)

Mu’aawiyah Ibn Haydah (R.A.) said: “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah (SAW), what is the right of the wife of any one of us over us?’ He said: ‘That you should feed her as you feed yourself and clothe her as you clothe yourself, that you should not say to her “May Allah make your face ugly!” and that you should not beat her.” (Reported by Abu Dawood, 2/244; Ibn Maajah, 1850; Ahmad, 4/446). You need to feed her, provide for her and take care of her.

The different stages of life

The Different Stages of Man

Here Allah points out how man passes through different stages of creation, one phase after another. He is originally created from dust, then from a Nutfah, then from a clot, then from a lump of flesh.

Then he becomes bones, then the bones are clothed with flesh, then the soul is breathed into him. Then he emerges from his mother’s womb, weak and thin and powerless. Then he grows up little by little, until he becomes a child, then he reaches the stage of puberty, then he becomes a young man, which is strength after weakness.

Then he starts to get older, reaching middle age, then old age and senility, weakness after strength, so he loses his resolve, power of movement and ability to fight, his hair turns grey and his characteristics, both inward and outward, begin to change. Allah says: [ثُمَّ جَعَلَ مِن بَعْدِ قُوَّةٍ ضَعْفاً وَشَيْبَةً يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَآءُ] (then after strength gave (you) weakness and grey hair. He creates what He wills.) He does whatsoever He wills and controls His servants in whatever way He wants. [وَهُوَ الْعَلِيمُ الْقَدِيرُ] (And He is the All-Knowing, the All-Powerful.)

[وَيَوْمَ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ يُقْسِمُ الْمُجْرِمُونَ مَا لَبِثُواْ غَيْرَ سَاعَةٍ كَذَلِكَ كَانُواْ يُؤْفَكُونَ – وَقَالَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ الْعِلْمَ وَالإِيمَـنَ لَقَدْ لَبِثْتُمْ فِى كِتَـبِ اللَّهِ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْبَعْثِ فَهَـذَا يَوْمُ الْبَعْثِ وَلَـكِنَّكُمْ كُنتمْ لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ – فَيَوْمَئِذٍ لاَّ ينفَعُ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ مَعْذِرَتُهُمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يُسْتَعْتَبُونَ ]

(55. And on the Day that the Hour will be established, the criminals will swear that they stayed not but an hour — thus were they ever deluded.) (56.

And those who have been bestowed with knowledge and Faith will say:

“Indeed you have stayed according to the decree of Allah, until the Day of Resurrection; so this is the Day of Resurrection, but you knew not.”) (57. So, on that Day no excuse of theirs will avail those who did wrong, nor will they be allowed to return to seek (Allah’s) pleasure.)

Purofy our hearts

Purify our hearts 🧡

Imam Al Bukhari رحمه الله narrated on the authority of Imam Muhammad ibn Sireen رحمه الله that he said “We were sitting with Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه and he had two linen garments dyed with red clay, and he wiped his nose with one of them, and then he said “بخ بخ Abu Hurayrah is wiping his nose in linen garments! There came a time when I would fall senseless between the pulpit of Allah’s Messenger ﷺ and `Aisha’s رضي الله عنها dwelling whereupon a passerby would come and put his foot on my neck, considering me a mad man, but in fact, I had no madness, I suffered nothing but hunger.” *بخ بخ* is an exclamation of amazement among the Arabs. This was the state of Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه who narrated the most Ahadeeth from amongst the Sahaba رضي الله عنهم.

This was the condition for the majority of them! Yet they never let their poverty, their hunger, their suffering stop them from worshipping and obeying Allah! And specifically, it didn’t stop Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه from seeking knowledge! While we, living comfortable lives, in relative comfort, Struggle with the most basic acts of worship! Why? Their hearts weren’t attached to this Dunya! They were amazed when a little came their way! Their Dunya was never a Jannah for them!

As Allah says: *وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ* And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion. But we are indulgent in the Dunya and have attached ourselves to it and made it our Jannah, Thus we struggle even while being able!

As Allah says: *بَلْ تُؤْثِرُونَ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا* But you prefer the worldly life, *وَالْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَىٰ* While the Hereafter is better and more enduring.

We must let go of the Dunya in our hearts, even if we live with wealth! Have your wealth no problem, But let the same الحمد الله you exclaim when you have it, be the same الحمد الله when you don’t have it! This is true Zuhd!(detachment) Empty our hearts of what our hands are full of.

May Allah ﷻ purify our hearts of false attachments to this Dunya and its temptations, forgive our sins and enter us into Firdous.

Anal sex in Islam

Is it permissible to perform anal sex in Islam?

What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding this matter: is it permissible to have anal sex with one’s wife?

ANSWER:

Having intercourse via the back passage of a woman is known as anal sex and this is definitely Harām [Harām Qat’ī], the one who deems it permissible is a Kāfir and the perpetrator [of anal sex] is a transgressor and a sinner; after mentioning the prohibition of the front region [vagina] of woman in the state of menstruation, Allāh (Most High) states “So when they become pure, approach them from where Allāh has commanded you.” [Sūrah alBaqarah, verse 222] Meaning that enter women in the place where Allāh (Most High) has commanded you and that is the vagina.

It has been mentioned in a Blessed Hadīth, “On the authority of Abū Hurayrah, the Prophet of Allāh (may the peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said,

‘The one who has intercourse with the menstruating woman, or has intercourse through her back passage or goes to a soothsayer, has disbelieved in what was revealed to the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him).’” [Sunan al-Tirmidhī, vol 1, pg 185, Hadīth 135]

‘Allāmah ‘Abdul Mustafā A’zamī states that it means that the one who carries out these acts and he considers them permissible, then without doubt, he has become a Kāfir [disbeliever] because considering Halāl that which Allāh (Most High) has made Harām is Kufr [disbelief] and if these acts are carried out whilst considering them Harām, then he is a major sinner, and whilst being a Muslim, he has committed an act of [the people of] Kufr. [Jahannam ke Khatrāt, pg 122]

It is mentioned in Jawharah that “As for intercourse in the back passage, so it is Harām in the states of menstruation and purity because Allāh (Most High) stated, ‘approach them from where Allāh has commanded you’ i.e. from where He prohibited you to approach them in the state of menstruation and that is the vagina.” [Jawharah Nayyīrah, vol 1, pg 86]

This act is referred to in Badā’i al-Sanā’I as Lūtiyyah al-Sugrā (the lesser sodomy), “It is impermissible to have intercourse with the wife in her back passage… and upon this the narrations of the Prophetic Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) have come stating that this act is called the lesser sodomy.” [Badā’i’ al-Sanā’i’, vol 5, pg 350]

Muftī Ahmad Yār Khān Na’eemī states that anal sex is prohibited [Harām] in all religions and in Islām it is undoubtedly prohibited [Harām Qat’ī], and its denier [i.e. the one who considers it Halāl] is a Kāfir and its perpetrator is a transgressor and sinner. [Mirāt ul-Manājīh, vol 5, pg 104] Furthermore, this evil act has been strictly prohibited in the blessed Hadīth“

“It is narrated from Khuzaymah bin Thābit that he said that the the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said three times that: ‘Indeed, Allāh (Most High) does not hesitate to mention the truth – do not have intercourse with women in their back passages.’” [Sunan ibn Mājah, Hadīth 1924, vol 2, pg 450] Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri

Associating partner with allah

Associating Partners With Allah

Allah says in the Qur’an:

*إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَغْفِرُ أَنْ يُشْرَكَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَٰلِكَ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ ۚ وَمَنْ يُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدِ افْتَرَىٰ إِثْمًا عَظِيمًا*

Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin. [Qursn -Sura An-Nisa’, Ayah 48]

In another Surah Allah says:

*وَمَا يُؤْمِنُ أَكْثَرُهُمْ بِاللَّهِ إِلَّا وَهُمْ مُشْرِكُونَ*

And most of them believe not in Allah except while they associate others with Him. -Sura Yusuf, Ayah 106 Narrated `Abdullah: I asked the Prophet, “What is the greatest sin in the Sight of Allah?” He said, “That you set up a rival unto Allah though He Alone created you.” I said, “That is indeed a great sin.” Then asked, “What is next?” He said, “To kill your son lest he should share your food with you.” I asked, “What is next?” He said, “To commit illegal sexual intercourse with the wife of your neighbor.” [Bukhari Vol.6 Book 60 Hadith 4]

Narrated `Abdullah: The Prophet (ﷺ) said one statement and I said another. The Prophet (ﷺ) said “Whoever dies while still invoking anything other than Allah as a rival to Allah, will enter Hell (Fire).” And I said, “Whoever dies without invoking anything as a rival to Allah, will enter Paradise.” [Bukhari Vol.6 Book 60 Hadith 24]

Modesty in Islam

Prophet Mohammad PBUH said: “Every Deen has an innate character. The character of Islam is modesty (haya).” (Abu Dawood)

The Definition of Haya’ Haya’ comes from hayat (life). It is that which keeps you ethically and spiritually alive. Just like a body gets its value from being alive, the spirit, soul, character and person gets their value from having haya’.

The reality of haya’ is that it is that trait which motivates you to do what is good. That same trait discourages you from doing anything shameful. It is the one quality that make Muslims stand out.

Words that encompass aspects of haya’: shame, humility, self-respect, honor, bashfulness, shyness The Prophet’s Statements on Haya’ The Prophet Muhammad PBUH said, “Faith (Belief) consists of more than sixty branches (i.e. parts). And Haya’ is a part of faith.” (Bukhari).

Prophet Muhammad PBUH passed by a man who was admonishing his brother regarding Haya’ and was saying, “You are very shy, and I am afraid that might harm you.” On that, Allah’s Apostle said, “Leave him, for Haya’ is (a part) of Faith.” (Bukhari)

Prophet Mohammad PBUH said: “Haya does not bring anything except good.” (Bukhari).

Having haya’ towards Allah – a Muslim should feel ashamed to have Allah see him doing – or hear him saying – something that displeases Allah, especially when that Muslim is alone and out of the view of humankind. Haya’ towards the angels – as they are noble and dignified creatures who witness the acts performed by humans.

Haya’ towards other humans – an essential characteristic that keeps people from harming one another and from performing indecent acts. Haya’ towards the person him/herself – a person should be ashamed of him/herself when he/she performs acts that are shameful.

If he/she notices that his/her haya’ level is low he/she should improve it by remembrance of Allah, getting closer to Him, and fearing Him.

Hadith about pride

“And do not walk upon the earth exultantly. Indeed, you will never tear the earth [apart], and you will never reach the mountains in height.”-Quran (17:37)

All of us will soon die!

All of us will soon die!
All of us will soon depart from this world.
[Allah ﷻ says] *كُلُّ مَنْ عَلَيْهَا فَانٍ*
All that is on it [the earth] will perish. *وَيَبْقَى وَجْهُ رَبِّكَ ذُو الْجَلْـلِ وَالإِكْرَامِ*
And the Face of your Lord the owner of greatness and pride will remain.
Allah ﷻ says *كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ*
Every soul shall taste death.
*وَإِنَّمَا تُوَفَّوْنَ أُجُورَكُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ ۖ
* And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full._

*فَمَنْ زُحْزِحَ عَنِ النَّارِ وَأُدْخِلَ الْجَنَّةَ فَقَدْ فَازَ ۗ*
And whoever is moved away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, he indeed is successful.
*وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ*
The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception.
Ibn Kathir رحمه الله writes:
Therefore, Allah Alone is the Ever-Living Who never dies, while the Jinn, mankind and angels, including those who carry Allah’s Throne, shall die. The Irresistible One and Only, will alone remain for ever and ever, remaining Last, as He was the First. Just a thought; Regarding the second Ayah, Allah ﷻ starts it by mentioning death, and then ends it with the reminder of how short the Dunya is. But the one who enters Jannah and is saved from Hellfire.
That is the ultimate victory. Because no matter how many millions you have, how many cars or women.
*كل من عليها فان*
All that is on it [the earth] shall perish.
As Muhammad ﷺ said _
“(By Allah! This life, compared to the Hereafter, is just as insignificant as when one of you dips his finger in the sea; let him contemplate what his finger will come back with.” Rather the true success lies with the avoidance of the fire, and entrance into Jannah!

Think about these Ayaat!
This is the comparison, and the stark reality! This Dunya is a piece of snow, melting in your hand as you try and keep hold of it, While the shining jewel you have neglected; the Akhirah, that doesn’t perish, is waiting for you to just grab it with both hands!

By Allah! The Dunya is so short, that merely waiting for Qiyamah to start, on Hashr, the people will lament at how the Dunya felt like a morning!

In the journey of Life..

In your Journey, you will meet many Souls. Some relationships will be blessings, others will serve as lessons. Either way, never regret knowing someone. Everyone you encounter teaches you something important that you need to learn. Some people will test you, some will use you, and some will teach you; But most importantly some will be the ones who will inspire you and bring out the best in you. And when you find the right people who will love and pray for you, who stand by you through the good and bad. For they are the ones who will truly help you in your journey and make your souls blossom. So choose your friends wisely… ❝Close friends, that Day, will be enemies to each other, except for the righteous.❞ [Surah Az-Zukhruf : 67]

Ex-Christian Brother Musa Abdul Hadi’s Journey to Islam (from U.S Dallas,Texas)

 

I start by saying praise and glory to Allah Subhanahu wa ta ala, to whom all thanks belongs. He whom Allah guides will find no one to miss guide Him, and He whom Allah causes to stray will find no helper except in Allah Subhanahu wa ta ala.
I was born and raised in Dallas Texas of the United States.
My parents separated when I was 5 and I spent most of my time growing up living with my mom, 2 brothers and 1 sister with my grandparents. It was a very religious Christian home.
My grandma was a Sunday school teacher, and my grandfather and her never missed a Sunday in church. With that being said I learned a lot about the Bible from a young age, and I took an interest in God from a very young age. But my family pretty much took it as I just wanted to show off to my grandparents who were active in church, which was an initial shock to me that even my Christian family would take my religious seriousness as a joke. After brushing that off I quickly realized, still at a young age, that Christians were mean people in general.

At some point in elementary school my grandmother passed away, and a few years later my grandfather. Without them there my mom got away from church, and I eventually formed an atheist point of view by high school. But even before I considered my self as complete atheist, I had serious doubts in religion from my experiences at church.

But once I hit high school I turned more rebellious and spent a lot of time making some big mistakes, and spent the majority of my years between 15 and 18 in and out of jail. At 18 I moved from Dallas to California and pretty much kept my self out of trouble from that point on, but other than that my choices weren’t much better, and as the years went on, the further and further I was from any form of truth. Eventually I found my way to Pennsylvania when I was 19, and ended up being with a girl that I have been with ever since and ended up getting engaged to. I started to grow more and more in my hatred of religion in general, I felt religion was only something people used to make them selves feel better than others.

In 2008 for some reason I just completely changed, and out of no where felt the urge to get closer to God and get my life on a better path. I started with reading the Bible, because I wanted to know what God wanted before I started looking into churches. I quickly realized that no church practices what the Bible teaches, but I felt God changing me and knew it was important I learned, so I just stuck with the Bible which is what I had. The changes I was making so quickly were a complete shock to my girl friend I was living with at the time, and we ended up splitting up, because for our whole relationship I taught her why religion was wrong, and now I’m changing and trying to teach her why religion is important, and it was too much.

So we split up and I moved back to California, during that time I stuck to studying the Bible, and visited church one time during that point. I was looking into the Jehovah Witnesses because they seemed to hold more truth than any other Christian group. I went to church there once and really liked it, was considering becoming a Jehovah Witness myself, until my mom showed me some history of theirs that made me change my mind. Eventually me and my girlfriend that I moved away from in Pennsylvania started talking again, and she decided she realized she needed to be more religious too, and we wanted to work things out so I moved back.

We got engaged immediately after I got back, and I was pretty quickly falling off my changes I made. She got pregnant shortly there after with a girl, and life got busier, all the while I was falling further and further from my relationship with Allah. The whole time I realized I was making bad decisions, and knew my life was miserable like this, but I couldn’t figure out how to change. Reading the Bible was not enough, and I had no one I trusted to guide me. Me and my fiancé started fighting worse than ever, and by the time our daughter was born we were on the edge of splitting up again. I ended up getting a really bad drug addiction, and I felt all this pressure to fix my relationship with my fiancé because now we have a daughter, but every day just got worse. I knew I needed Allah… But had no idea how to get close to him from the point I was at… Between the time my daughter was born and when she was 6 months old was the darkest time of my life, between the drugs and the fighting the new baby and everything falling apart, I was lost and confused. Eventually I gave up the drugs because of the damage I was doing to my loved ones, but it was too late and the relationship with my fiancée was too damaged.

At some point in that time, (which was during Ramadan 2011, but I had no idea because I never even knew one Muslim at this point) during a normal night for me, I was at home in my room, late at night. My fiancée was asleep on the couch, which had become normal because of all the fighting, so I’m sitting there trying to not think about my problems. I ended up deciding to look into what Muslims believe, it was pretty much random, but what influenced me to do so was a few months before that I found out Muslims worship the same God as Christians, which surprised me, and also I was trying to find something to occupy my mind.

So I started out looking up the differences between Christians and Muslims, and found out the only real differences were about how they see Jesus. Which wasn’t a big deal to me, because I was starting to get uncomfortable with some of the beliefs Christians held about Jesus, but I still believed he was Allah’s son (Astaghfirullah) and still believed you needed him for removal of sins and to get to heaven (Astaghfirullah). So this was enough for me to look into the Quran, I wanted to see what actually inspired Muslim beliefs.

So I goggled the Quran and found an English translation and started reading. I read up to the point in Baqarah where it talks about the blessings of Ramadan and the Quran being sent down in Ramadan, and already with the power of the Quran it felt special that I was there in that moment reading it. So I went back to Google out of curiosity to see when Ramadan was, and found out I was in it. The whole situation blew me away, it felt very relevant that I was there at that time reading this powerful book, filled with an amazing guidance and light. I continued reading and felt my problems leaving. I felt this was it, the answer to all my problems, the peace and guidance I needed. I thought every problem would go away, I knew I wasn’t ready to be Muslim but I knew I wanted to learn this book and model my life after it. As soon as my fiancée woke up (I stayed up all night reading Baqarah) I had to tell her about it, I was so excited, I wasn’t too surprised when she thought I was crazy, but I wanted to keep trying to talk to her about it over the next few days. Unlike how I thought, my problems far from went away, my life was getting darker quicker, and the fighting worse. In my mind, I knew the Quran was true… But kept remembering how surah Baqarah states how Allah causes those to stray who He wishes, I felt positive I messed my life up too much and Allah just showed me the Quran to show me how bad I messed up. Me and Tori ended up splitting up and I moved back to California, which was devastating to me at first, because of my new daughter. But I ended up getting over it.

I was staying with my mom in Cali, and I spent a lot of time reading Quran on my phone, I eventually ordered a physical copy at one point. And slowly life started to look brighter and I felt Allah guiding me again, which is all that mattered to me at the time. Around the time I was coming close to finishing the Quran my Imaan was getting higher and I decided I should tell my mom that I want to be Muslim. Like I expected she completely flipped out and tried to do all she could to talk me out of it, but at this point I had no doubts about my choice, Allah already taught me the truth about Jesus in His Quran at that point, and I already had gotten over my doubts before I even told her. Fighting between me and my mom ended up getting really bad now, she didn’t want to stop bringing it up and it would always turn into a very nasty debate. But the whole time I was learning Quran I was also trying to explain it to my ex fiancé when I would call to see how my daughter was doing. She thought I was crazy at first but slowly started to see the truth in it. And eventually as tensions rose between me and my mom I decided to go back to Pennsylvania with my family, because my fiancé wanted to learn about Islam. Eventually in January 2012, I took my Shahada, and in July 2012 she took hers, and we are both students of Islam and in sha Allah I pray to Allah Subhanahu wa ta ala I always will be.

My apologies for this being so long dear brothers and sisters.

Asalamu alaikum wa rahmatoulah

Reaping the opportunities in Ramadan

In the name of Allah, the source of Mercy, the Mercy-giving

Reaping the opportunities in Ramadan

The Prophet’s (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) companions used to say, “Let not the day that you fast and the day that you do not fast be equal.” It is important that one’s behaviour, attitude and outlook should not be the same on the day that one is fasting and when one is not fasting. There should be a change, as one is trying to worship Allah more, so one’s fasting should have an effect.
Lesson 1: Gaining taqwa (fear of Allah)

Allah legislated fasting for gaining taqwa, “O you who believe fasting has been prescribed upon you as it has been prescribed upon those before you, so that you may attain taqwa.” (meaning of Sooratul Baqarah (2):138) Tawqa in this case means, to make a shield between oneself and Allah’s anger and hellfire. So we should ask ourselves, when we break our fasts, ‘Has this fasting day made us fear Allah more ? Has it resulted that we want to protect ourselves from the hellfire ?’

Lesson 2: Drawing us closer to Allah

This is achieved by reciting and reflecting on Al-Qur’an during the night and the day, attending the taraweh prayers, remembering Allah, sitting in circles of knowledge and for those who can, making umrah. The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said,”An umrah in the month of Ramadan is equal (in reward) to performing a hajj.” (Ahmad & Ibn Majah). Also for those who can, making itikaf (seclusion) in the last ten days of Ramadan, so to leave all worldly pursuits and seclude oneself in a masjid just thinking of Allah, this brings us closer to Allah. When one sins, one feels distant from Allah. That is why one might find it hard to read and reflect on the Qur’an and come to the masjid. However, the obedient worshipper feels closer to Allah and wants to worship Allah more, because Allah forgives and is merciful.

Lesson 3: Acquiring patience and strong will

Allah has mentioned patience more than seventy times in the Qur’an and has commanded patience in more than sixteen ways in His Book. So when one fasts, and gives up one’s food and drink, and one’s marital sexual relations for those hours, one learns restraint and patience. This ummah needs men and women that are strong willed, who can stand upon the Sunnah and the Book of Allah and not waver in front of the enemies of Allah. We do not need emotional people, who raise slogans and shout, but when the time comes to stand upon something firm, they cannot do so, they waver.

Lesson 4: Striving for ihsan (righteousness & sincerity) and staying away from riyaa’ (showing off)

Ihsan means to worship Allah as if one sees Him, for if one does not see Him, He sees all. Hasan al-basri said,”By Allah in the last twenty years, I have not said a word or taken something with my hand or refrained to take something with my hand or stepped forward or stepped back, except that I have thought before I have done any action,’Does Allah love this action ? Is Allah pleased with this action ?’ ” So when one is fasting, one should gain this quality of watching oneself and also staying away from riyah (showing off). That is why Allah said in a qudsi hadith, “..Fasting is for Me and I will reward it..” (Bukhari) Allah singles out fasting from all other types of worship saying, “..Fasting is for Me..”, because no one knows whether you are fasting or not, except Allah. For example, when one is praying or giving charity or making tawwaf, one can be seen by the people, so one might do the action seeking the praise of the people. Sufian at-thawri used to spend the nights and the days crying and the people used to ask him, “Why do you cry, is it due to the fear of Allah ?”, he said,’No.’, they said,”Is it due to the fear of the hell-fire ?”, he said, ‘No. It is not the fear of Allah that makes me cry, what makes me cry is that I have been worshipping Allah all these years and doing scholarly teaching, but I am not certain that my intentions are purely for Allah.’

Lesson 5: Refinement of manners, especially those related to truthfulness and discharging trusts.

The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said,”Whoever does not abandon falsehood in word and action, then Allah, the Mighty and the Majestic has no need that he should leave his food and drink.” (Bukhari) And the Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said,”It may be that a fasting person attains nothing but hunger and thirst from his fast.” (Ibn Majah) What we learn from this, is that we must pay attention to the purification of our manners. The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said,”I was sent to perfect good manners.” (Muwatta) So we must check ourselves, are we following the behaviour of the Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him). For example, Do we give salam to those we don’t know and those we do know? Do we follow the manners of Islam, by telling the truth and only telling the truth? Are we merciful to the creation?

Lesson 6: Recognising that one can change for the better

The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said,”Every son of Adam sins and the best of the sinners are those who repent.” (Ibn Majah) Allah provides many opportunities to repent to Him and seek His forgiveness. If one was disobedient they can become obedient.

Lesson 7: Being more charitable

Ibn Abbas said,”The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) was the most charitable amongst the people, and he used to be more so in the month of Ramadan when Gibreel used to meet him on every night of Ramadan till the end of the month. The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) used to recite the Holy Qur’an to Gibreel.” (Bukhari) The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said, “He who gives food for a fasting person to break his fast, he will receive the same reward as him, without nothing being reduced from the fasting person’s reward.” (Tirmidhi )

Lesson 8: Sensing the unity of the Muslims

The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said, “…Those of you who will live after me, will see many differences. Then you must cling on to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly guided khalifah. Hold fast to it and stick to it..” (Abu Dawud) It is possible for Muslims to be a single body, but this will only be achieved when obedience is only to Allah and His Messenger. One senses unity, because the Muslims pray and fast together.

Lesson 9: Learning discipline

The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said, “Bilal makes the adhan, while it is still night; therefore, eat and drink until Ibn Umm Maktum makes the adhan.” (Bukhari) The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) made us adhere to this strictness. Similarly one cannot knowingly break the fast before the sunset, as this will not be accepted by Allah. Muslims should learn to be very strict in their lives, because they are people of an important message, which they mould their lives around.

Lesson 10: Teaching the young to worship Allah

It was the practice of the people of Madinah, that during the fast of Ashura (which is now a recommended fast of one day) to get their children to fast with them. When the children would cry of hunger and thirst, their parents would distract their attention by giving them some sort of toy to play with. The children would break their fast with their parents. (mentioned in Bukhari) So the young should be brought to the masjid and they should pray with their parents, so that they are able to get into the habit of becoming worshippers of Allah. If one does not encourage children to fast when they are young, they will find it very difficult to fast for thirty days at the age of puberty. This is why the Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said, “Command your children to pray at the age of seven and beat them at the age of ten (if they do not pray)” (Hakim)

Lesson 11: Caring for one’s health

Fasting teaches Muslims to take care of their health and to build strong bodies. The Prophet (may Allah send his blessing and peace upon him) said,”A strong believer is better and is more beloved to Allah than a weak believer, and there is good in everyone.” (Sahih Muslim)

Revive a Sunnah – Love others

✦ #REVIVE A #SUNNAH ⇨ “#LOVE OTHERS” ✦

Celebration of the day of ashura

Such Actions make Islam look horrific and bloody violent to the Non Muslim people!

May Allah swt Guide us All to straight Path. Ameen

This is Not #Islam, Islam is peace, loving, Logical and Wise Religion.

Anyone who has truly studied the life of Imam #Hussain and #Hassan (radiAllahu anhuma) will know it as a fact that he never wanted his followers to do all this nonsense. SELF HARAM IS NOT A PART OF #ISLAM. Our bodies have a right upon us and it is a fact that on the day of judgement our bodies will speak and be a witness infront of Allah. Our bodies are an amanah and gift from Allah. This is such massive abuse of soul and the body both. Slapping someone on face is haraam. Cutting self, walking on coal and Self-Flagellation is downright haraam and a massive bi’dah and clear deviation from the religion of Prophet #Muhammad (salallahu aleyhi wasallam). SHAYTAN LOVES BI’DAH “Innovation is more beloved to Iblees (Satan) than sin, since a sin may be repented from but innovation is not repented from.” – Sufyan Ath Thawree (ra) Bid’ah (innovation) means “a newly invented matter”. The Shari’ah definition of bid’ah is: “A newly invented way [beliefs or action] in the religion, in imitation of the Shari’ah (prescribed Law), by which nearness to Allah is sought, [but] not being supported by any authentic proof – neither in its foundations, nor in the manner in which it is performed.” The Messenger (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa-sallam) also warned against the People of Innovation, from befriending, supporting or taking from them (an act of bid’ah) saying: “Whoever innovates or accommodates an innovator then upon him is the curse of Allah, His Angels and the whole of mankind.” Reported by Bukhari (12/41) and Muslim (9/140) The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “He is not one of us who strikes his cheeks, rends his garment, or cries with the cry of the Jaahiliyyah.” {Sahih Muslim} Al-‘Irbaad ibn Sariyah (radi Allahu ‘anhu), reports that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa-sallam) said, “…. I have left you upon clear guidance. Its night is like its day. No one deviates from it after me except that he is destroyed.” Reported by Ahmad, Ibn Maajah (no. 43) and al-Hakim. Al-Marwazee (radi Allahu ‘anhu) reports in as-Sunnah (no. 95) that ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd Allah-‘Azeez (radi Allahu ‘anhu) said, “There is no excuse for anyone, after the Sunnah, to be misguided upon error which he thought was guidance.”

Racism and Islam

“Islam Kills racism.” ~ Malcolm X

Prophet Mohammad PBUH Said:

“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.

Remember, one day you will appear before God (The Creator) and you will answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.

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Prophet Muhammad’s Last Sermon

Date delivered:

632 A.C.

This sermon was delivered on the Ninth day of Dhul al Hijjah 10 A.H. in the ‘Uranah valley of Mount Arafat.

After praising, and thanking God, he said:

“O People, listen well to my words, for I do not know whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and TAKE THESE WORDS TO THOSE WHO COULD NOT BE PRESENT HERE TODAY.

“O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners.

Treat others justly so that no one would be unjust to you. Remember that you will indeed meet your LORD, and that HE will indeed reckon your deeds. God has forbidden you to take usury (riba), therefore all riba obligation shall henceforth be waived. Your capital , however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer inequity. God has judged that there shall be no riba and that all the riba due to `Abbas ibn `Abd al Muttalib shall henceforth be waived. Every right arising out of homicide in pre-Islamic days is henceforth waived and the first such right that I waive is that arising from the murder of Rabi`ah ibn al Harith ibn `Abd al Muttalib.

O Men, the Unbelievers indulge in tampering with the calendar in order to make permissible that which God forbade, and to forbid that which God has made permissible. With God the months are twelve in number. Four of them are sacred, three of these are successive and one occurs singly between the months of Jumada and Sha`ban. Beware of the devil, for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.

O People, it is true that you have certain rights over your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under God’s trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Treat your women well and be kind to them, for they are your partners and committed helpers. It is your right and they do not make friends with anyone of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste…

O People, listen to me in earnest, worship God (The One Creator of the Universe), perform your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadan, and give your financial obligation (zakah) of your wealth. Perform Hajj if you can afford to.

All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.

Remember, one day you will appear before God (The Creator) and you will answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.

O People, NO PROPHET OR MESSENGER WILL COME AFTER ME AND NO NEW FAITH WILL BE BORN. Reason well, therefore,

O People, and understand words which I convey to you. I am leaving you with the Book of God (the QUR’AN*) and my SUNNAH (the life style and the behavioral mode of the Prophet), if you follow them you will never go astray.

All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. Be my witness O God, that I have conveyed your message to your people.

*The Qur’an: Revealed to Prophet Muhammad during the period from 610-632 AC. The first five verses revealed are:

(1) Read in the name of your Lord, Who created.

(2) Created man out of a clot that clings (in the womb).

(3) Read and your Lord is the Most Bountiful.

(4) Who taught by the pen.

(5) Taught man that which he knew not. Back to Introduction to Islam HomePage

Little Good Deeds

LITTLE GOOD DEEDS – [Part 2 of 2]
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Holy Prophet PBUH said, “The best deeds are those which are consistent even if they are small.” (Bukhari) If we keep doing little good actions regularly, they can help in making our records heavier on the scales insha Allah. Here are a few of those little good actions which all of us can do easily on daily basis:

8. Gratitude:
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We should always be thankful to Allah for what He has bestowed upon us, as well as to those people who help in a difficult situation. Holy Prophet PBUH said, “Those who do not thank people, they do not thank Allah.” (Tirmidhi)

If someone has helped you, or given you a gift or made you happy, thank them from the bottom of your heart. And Allah is the worthiest to be thanked. He created us, gives us provision, takes care of us, and forgives our misdeeds even if we are not grateful to Him.

Although we can never thank Allah as He deserves, at least we should remind ourselves of His blessings and love every single time and say ‘Alhamdulillah’ sincerely.

9. Planting trees:
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The Holy Prophet said, “If a Muslim plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, it is regarded as a sadaqah for him.” (Bukhari)

We need more trees for our earth today. If you can’t plant a tree, grow a flowering plant or at least keep a flowerpot in your room or balcony. As long as it keeps producing oxygen which is inhaled by living things around you, you will keep getting the reward for that. Watering and taking care of plants too, is a charitable deed.

10. Visiting the sick:
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Visiting the sick person is a beautiful Sunnah and one of the rights of Muslims upon each other. It is our social responsibility to visit if someone in our family or acquaintance is afflicted with sickness, and give them hope.

It causes them to feel better and not depressed. Holy Prophet PBUH said, “When the Muslim visits his (sick) Muslim brother, he is harvesting the fruits of Paradise until he returns.” (Muslim) Visiting the sick, asking them about their health, praying for them and motivating them is a charity.

11. Well-wishing:
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We should always wish well for others and never have ill feelings. As Muslims, we must love good for each other. Holy Prophet PBUH said, “None of you will believe until you love for your brother what you love for yourself.” (Bukhari)
• If someone asks for your advice, give them a good advice.
• Keep guiding each other towards good deeds and knowledge.
• If someone is engaged in some bad practice, try to keep them away from evil.
• Be gentle and easy-going towards others.
• Never be jealous or envious if Allah has blessed them, rather be happy in their happiness and share their griefs.

12. Good intentions:
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We all know that deeds depend upon the intentions. So always keep your intentions pure and good. The best intentions to do something is to do it for Allah’s sake, i.e. to obtain His pleasure.

Even if you are doing some everyday task, like cleaning the house or cooking, remind yourself that you are doing it to help your family members. If you are at your workplace, intend to do your job to earn halaal.

Every day, plan to do one good deed. Even if are not able to do it, you will be rewarded for your good intention. Holy Prophet PBUH said, “If somebody intends to do a good deed and he does not do it, then Allah will write for him a full good deed.” (Bukhari)

13. Remembering Allah:
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Allah is our Creator, Protector, and The Bestower of Mercy. So it is He we should always keep in mind and heart. Remembering Allah often makes us conscious of His being aware of our actions.

Allah says, “So remember Me, I will remember you” (2:152). When we remember Allah in good and bad times and turn to Him, He too, does not become oblivious to His servants’ needs and responds to our invocations.

Even when busy in our worldly affairs, we must remember Allah by way of adhkaar and observing the limits set by Him. Remembrance and consciousness of Allah is a worship.

14. Praying for others:
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Praying for someone for whom you can’t do anything is the best gift you can give. It shows your utmost love and sincerity when you invoke Allah regarding other people. Holy Prophet PBUH said, “The supplication of a Muslim for his brother in his absence will certainly be answered.

Every time he makes a supplication for his brother, the angel appointed for this particular task says: `Ameen! May it be for you, too.’” (Muslim)

Never forget your fellow Muslims in your supplications. Make dua for the living and the dead, those you know and those you don’t know. Pray for blessings and forgiveness for others, and make angels pray for you in return.

So, you can still do a lot! never underestimate even a kind word and start piling up good deeds today

Impact of your life partner on your future children

The type of person you marry plays a big role in the type of children you have, so do your unborn children a favor by choosing wisely.

The Belief of Sunni Muslims

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Glory be to Almighty Allah. Peace and blessings be our Master, the Prophet Muhammad (sall-allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). Benedictions be over his pure Ahl al-Bait and over all his just and devoted companions (radi-Allahu ta’ala ‘anhum ajmain).

Of all the branches of Islam, two are by far the largest: the Shi’ah or the Shi’ites, partisans of Hazrat Ali (may Allah be pleased with him); and the Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-jama’ah, people who follow the prophetic practices and the majority, popularly known as the Sunnis. Read the rest of this entry

Aqeedah [Creed] of the Ahle Sunnat wa Jamaat

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Imam Ahle Sunat Shah Ahmad Raza’s (may Allah be pleased with him) writings convey a sense of pessimism about the condition of Islam during his time, while urgently calling upon Muslims to reform their ways. Like most of the 19th century reformers in British India, he blamed his fellow Muslims, rather than others, for their current situation. He denounced the views of Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan and his ‘modernist’ Aligarh school, and ulema such as the Ahle Hadis, the Deobandis, the Nadwat al-Ulema, and the Ahmadis. In addition the Sh’is came under attack and the Hindu reform movement of the Arya Samaj was also a concern.

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The marriage process in Islam

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Source : IslamicKnowledge.com / 4 Mar 2013

Selecting a Spouse

The first thing we should look for when marrying is how committed the person is to Islam. Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi was sallam) said“A woman is normally sought as a wife for her wealth, beauty, nobility, or religiousness (adherence to Islam), but choose a religious woman and you will prosper.” (Sahih Muslim) Read the rest of this entry

Kind Treatment with Wife

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By IslamReligion.com / 7 Mar 2013

Allah instructs men to be nice to their wives and to treat them well to the best of their ability:

“…And live with them in kindness…” (Quran 4:19)

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, ‘The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character.  The best of you are those who are the best to their women.’ [Al-Tirmidhi]

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The Universal Message of Prophet Muhammad PBUH ﷺ

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By Zeki Saritoprak / 16 Mar 2013

Theologically speaking, the universality of Prophet Muhammad’s message (peace and blessings be upon him) comes from the concept of Allah who is the God of all, not only the God of Muslims.

Allah describes Himself in the first chapter of the Qur’an -which is recited by all Muslims around the world in their five daily Prayers- as “Rabb al-`Alamin” i.e. the Allah of all creation. Whether humans are aware of this fact or not, Allah is the God of all mankind – Muslims, Christians, atheists, etc. – regardless of their differences. Allah is the Creator of everything, with no exception. The Qur’an declares that a gigantic star and an atom are shoulder to shoulder, worshipping Allah; flies and elephants are brothers and sisters; all of creation is here to help us understand the meaning and the mystery of the universe. Read the rest of this entry

The meaning of the “Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raaji’oon”

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Source : Missionislam.com / 1 June 2013

Inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi Raaji’oon

Yeah, sure we say this statement when someone dies. Also some of us may say this sentence when they lose something, suffer a setback or harm. But………..do you know what it means? Read the rest of this entry

Tawakal (Puting your trust on Allah swt)

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By Ayub A. Hamid / 8 Apr 2013

Whoever relies on Allah (has Tawakkul), He is sufficient for him. (At-Talaaq 65:3)

Tawakkul is another attribute that results from a true Iman in Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta`ala. It is an attitude that emanates from the conviction that:

Allah has put me in this world temporarily for a test and all of my good and bad circumstances are part of the test. Read the rest of this entry

Islam: no place to immunity

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Source : The-faith.com / 18 Mar 2013

It is widely known that some important persons in any given land are given extraordinary privileges and immunity. They are not treated like the ordinary people and laymen. Read the rest of this entry

AQIQAH – Celebrate the birth of your child (a forgotten Sunnah)

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Source : Agencies / 16 Mar 2013

What is Aqiqah?

‘Aqīq consists of giving a name to the baby, shaving its hair, and offering a sacrifice.  It is  recommended that the new-born baby should be given either a compound name containing one of the most beautiful names of Allah (e.g. ‘Abd al-Hamīd), or the name of holy figures. Read the rest of this entry

How to convert to Islam and become a Muslim?

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By IslamReligion.com / 22 Feb 2013

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The word “Muslim” means one who submits to the will of Allah, regardless of their race, nationality or ethnic background. Becoming a Muslim is a simple and easy process that requires no pre-requisites. One may convert alone in privacy, or he/she may do so in the presence of others. Read the rest of this entry

Spiritual Benefits of prayer

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By NewMuslims.com / 28 Mar 2013

Remembrance of Allah

Almost every person in the modern world is involved in some basic worldly activity like earning a living, going to school, eating, sleeping, and socializing.  Naturally, we forget Allah and the obligations due to Him.  When we forget Allah, this life and its worries become the central occupation of the human mind.  Desires run wild.  A person begins to ‘chase his shadow’, something he can never catch.  For many, money becomes the sole goal of life.  The more you make, the more you spend, the more you want. Read the rest of this entry

Zikr of Allah swt

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Source : Islamicacademy.org / 14 Mar 2013

Abu Darda (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that Rasool Allah ﷺ said,“Should I not tell you of such a thinga which are the best and purest deeds in the court of your Lord, high in ranks (darajat), better for you then spending gold and silver (in Allah’s path), and better than slaying the neck of the enemy during war? The Sahaba said, “Yes, Oh Rasool Allah !”  He  said,“It is Zikr of Allah.” (Tirmizi) Read the rest of this entry

How to Eat in Islam?

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By Agencies / 16 Jan 2013

1. WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE A MEAL

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “The blessings in the meal is by washing before and after it.”(Hadith- Abu Dawud)

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Islam and Tolerance

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Source : Islamonline.com / 8 Feb 2013

Islam is a religion of peace – peace to humanity and one and all. It is a religion to lead mankind from the depths of darkness and ignorance towards the path of light and knowledge. The literal meaning of Islam, derived from the Arabic word Salaam, means peace. The word “Islam” has another root derivation – Slim – which means surrender or submission. In short, Islam means peace acquired by humans by submitting their will to the Will of Allah. Read the rest of this entry

Benefits and Emphasize of Prophet PBUH on Assalam u Aliakum

 

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  1. 1. “As-Salaamu Alaikum”is a means of immense reward

A man passed by the Messenger of Allaah (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) while he was sitting with others, and said “As-salaamu ‘alaykum.” The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said, “[He will have] ten hasanaat.”Another man passed by and said “As-Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullaah (peace be upon you and the mercy of Allaah).” The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said“[He will have] twenty hasanaat.” Another man passed by and said “As-Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh (peace be upon you and the mercy of Allaah and His blessings).” The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said,“[He will have] thirty hasanaat.” Read the rest of this entry

Stop wasting time in Gossip

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By Jihan Anwar / 23 Jan 2013

What’s gossiping?

Have you ever met someone guilty of cannibalism? Probably not, yet if many of us who gossiped were to go by any name – it would be this. This is the way backbiting is described in Islam and many of us know it.

Allah warns us: “O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite each other. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? You would detest it. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Accepting of repentance and Merciful.” (Holy Quran 49: 12) Read the rest of this entry

The blessings of living by the Sunnah

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By AKM Mohiuddin / 13 Feb 2013

Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi  wa sallam) is a unique gift of incalculable blessings for us from Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’la). One can possess this gift and experience the blessings only by following his Sunnah, his way of life. Only through the Sunnah can one reap the full harvest of Islam. The Muslim is at his best when he lives by the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). Read the rest of this entry

Technology; a friend or enemy of Muslim youth? how to manage?

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By Deana Nassar / 31 Oct 2013

With the average child more able to use the computer and surf the internet rather than ride a bike and high-schoolers already owning a cell phone it is without doubt the question of how much control should we as parents have on our children’s gadgets is a difficult question for today’s digital parent to answer. Read the rest of this entry

THE ISLAMIC WAY TO RAISE THE CHILDREN

Source : Islamic Life / 20 Feb 2014

Allah creates the children with pure innate nature, without defects and whatever defects that happens later on is the result of the bad education. prophet Muhammad(S.A.W.) said, ‘‘Every new born has the correct instinct, his parents make him Jewish, Christian or a fire worshipper.” Read the rest of this entry

A flash in to the History, black slavery (recommended for+25 yr old photos)

Black live matters. (Islam kills racism ~ Malcolm X)

what has passed in to the black people before….!!!??  photos are very sensitive and are not recommended for those who has heart.. problems! plz

(this is posted only for information and the other side of humanity without the true religion of god ISLAM goes…) (more…)

Important points to know about Baby’s Nutrition

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Source : Sherin Saad / 26 Oct 2013

Being a mother is definitely a blessing from Allah; however, we all know that it could sometimes get quite overwhelming and stressful. Part of that could just be thinking too much, and worrying if you’re doing the right thing, especially if it’s your first experience of being a mother. I pray that after reading this article you will feel more relieved, and have more confidence in your abilities.
It also helps to remember the beautiful verse in the Holy Qur’an:

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Raising productive and confident Muslim kids

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By Khafayah Abdulsalam / 23 Mar 2013

Our children are an amanah (trust) on to us from Allah: it’s our duty to nurture, educate and protect them as they grow into productive adults. Read the rest of this entry

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON

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By Ahlam Yassin / 13 Sep 2013 

The back to school season is in full swing and you’re probably already readjusting to busy school days, the anticipation of new lessons learned and the happy (and sometimes not so happy) stories that come home with your child everyday.  It can get pretty hectic and overwhelming. That’s why I’ve asked some pretty busy moms their productivity hacks for maintaining order, reducing stress and keeping their sanity. Enjoy and please implement! Read the rest of this entry

Raising children with deen and dunya

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By Hina Khan-Mukhtar | SeekersGuidance | 21 Jun 2012

I still vividly remember the first night I spent by myself in the hospital after delivering my eldest son Shaan. The guests were gone for the day, the hallway lights were dimmed, the nurses were speaking outside my room in muted tones. Read the rest of this entry

Soda drinking tied to kid’s behavior problems

By Andrew M. Seaman / 19 Aug 2013

Children who drink soda tend to score slightly higher on scales that measure aggressive behavior than kids who don’t drink the carbonated beverages, according to a new study. Read the rest of this entry

A WAKE-UP CALL FOR MUSLIM PARENTS

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By Sadaf Farooqi / 9 Apr 2013 

Out of all the hi-fi, over-hyped, glamorized, overpaid and stereotyped careers that make news today, peppered with extensive media attention such as red-carpet awards, talk-shows, exclusive interviews and photo-shoots, the single most important and pivotal occupation a person – especially a woman – can have, is that of being a parent.

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PRODUCTIVE PARTIES FOR CHILDREN

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By Sana Gul / 16 Apr 2013

The Messenger of Allah  (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said, “When a group of people assemble for the remembrance of Allah  (glorified and exalted be He), the angels surround them (with their wings), (Allah’s) mercy envelops them, Sakinah or tranquility descends upon them and Allah makes a mention of them before those who are near Him.” [Sahih Muslim].

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14 tips for raising great children

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Source: Hilalplaza / 4 Feb 2013

Children are easily influenced by their surroundings. These days, it is extremely difficult to expose our children to an ideal Islamic environment given the influences from media, friends and even other members of the family.

With television, radio, Internet and forms of media mostly touting un-Islamic values, it is up to parents and adults close to the children to set the correct example. Read the rest of this entry

HOW TO SHOW GRATITUDE FOR THE BLESSING OF MOTHERHOOD

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By Sofia Nasir / 18 Mar 2013

Motherhood is a blessing which has been given to us by Allah (glorified and exalted be He). It’s full of ups and downs, tears and laughs. At times tiring, other times energising. Let’s face it, being a mother in the 21st century is not easy; so here are a few tips to keep you on your toes.

What is motherhood? The responsibility of nurturing a child. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) stated: ’Paradise lies at the feet of your mother’ [Sunan An-Nasâ’i]. Read the rest of this entry

Teaching your children about Islam

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by Hina Khan-Mukhtar | SeekersGuidance | 21 Jun 2012

I still vividly remember the first night I spent by myself in the hospital after delivering my eldest son Shaan. The guests were gone for the day, the hallway lights were dimmed, the nurses were speaking outside my room in muted tones.

“Knock, knock!” came a cheerful voice from the doorway. “Someone’s hungry and wants his mommy!”

The nurse wheeled in the crib that held my newborn, only a few hours old at the time. She cooed over him as I struggled to sit up, then efficiently handed him into my waiting arms, bustling out of the room after giving me a few words of encouragement.

 

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