Monthly Archives: March 2013
… Allah says: “And when you speak, then be just, though it be (against) a relative.” [Sûrah al-An`âm: 152]
He also says: “O you who believe! stand out firmly for Allah, as witnesses to fair dealing, and let not the hatred of any people make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice. Be just: that is next to piety: and fear Allah. For Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do. ” [The Holy Quran, Sûrah al-Mâ’idah: 8]
It is wrong for a person to accuse anyone else of something wrong except with full knowledge and tangible proof. It is forbidden to base a judgment against someone on hearsay, conjecture or suspicion.
Allah says: “O you who believe! If a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest you harm people unwittingly, and afterwards become full of repentance for what you have done.”
He also warns us: “O you who believe! Shun much suspicion; for lo! some suspicion is a sin.”
In those cases where one is compelled to mention another person’s faults, it is best to mention that person’s good points as well. It is wrong to exaggerate the importance of the person’s error or stress the fault too much, especially if it is possible that the error was an honest mistake or in a matter where the truth is not 100% clear.
If a person’s error is clearly manifest and established by solid evidence, then it is not wrong to warn people against the error and clarify the truth. However, that correction must be carried out appropriately, in a gentle manner that does not drive people away. The mistake itself should be corrected without delving into anything beyond that. For example, the person who made the mistake should not be accused of having bad intentions or an evil motive.
Al-Dhahabî, speaking about the mistakes of the scholars, said the following: [Siyar al-A`lâm al-Nubalâ’ (14/374)]:
If we were to discredit every person who made mistake in judgment or declare those people as innovators – people who are essentially of good faith and sincerely seek the truth – then scarcely would any of our scholars be spared.
Speaking about Qatâdah – the illustrious Successor – he said [Siyar al-A`lâm al-Nubalâ’ (2/271)]:
He was one who asserted human free will to the extent of denying Divine Decree over human actions. We ask Allah to protect us from such ideas. On the other hand, no one ever doubted his honesty in the least, or his integrity, or the strength of his memory. It is quite possible that Allah forgives the likes of him for falling into certain innovated ideas with no other intention but to glorify Allah and to hold Him far above (the bad deeds that people commit.) Allah is the judge who is just and merciful towards His servants. He is not to be asked about what He does.
We should keep in mind that people of knowledge, intelligence, integrity, and piety – who are meticulous in investigating matters and who are quite often correct in their conclusions – they are to be pardoned when they err in their judgment on occasion.
Their good qualities and good work should not be dismissed. Of course, we do not follow what is shown to be wrong, regardless of who the mistake came from. However, we do not use it to discredit the good that a person has done.
And Allah knows best.
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1. Parents from orphan
2. Husband from widow
3. Child from Childless person
4. Eyes from blind
5. Listening from deaf
6. Wealth from poor
7. Health from patient
8. Colours from colour blinds
9. Liberty from prisoners
10. Food from hungry person
11. Water from thirsty person
12. Peace from depressed/anxious person
This is just a small list of Blessings of Allah SWT among millions.
Allah swt has rightly said in the Holy Quran:
And if you count the Blessings of Allah, never will you be able to count them. Verily! Man is indeed an extreme wrong-doer, – a disbeliever .(The Holy Quran, Surah Ibrahim 14:34)
We should be grateful on blessings of Allah swt and should bear this thing in mind that Allah swt is pleased with grateful people and He gets angry when a person is Thankless.This reality has been mentioned in the Holy Quran in the following way:
And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: “If you give thanks , I will give you more (of My Blessings), but if you are thankless , verily! My Punishment is indeed severe.” (The Holy Quran, Surah Ibrahim 14:7)
So we should always Thank Allah SWT for his blessings on us and we should use these blessings for right purposes.See More
In this life and the Hereafter.
1. SABR: patience, steadfastness, …endurance and accepting what Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) has destined for you. This will make you strong to face more hardship and will give you rewards in this life by lifting your troubles and with many goodness in the next life.
2. SHUKR: gratefulness, thankful to Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) for everything, feeling content with what Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) has given you. This will make you feel rich even if you don’t have a thing and it will get you rewarded here by increasing your blessings here and in the hereafter.
3. TAQWA: piousness, righteousness, good character, doing what is prescribed and keeping away from forbidden deeds. This will make you loved by Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) , His angels and mankind and you will be rewarded in this life by always having a way out in this life and with Jann’ah.
4. TAWAKKUl: putting your total trust in Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) , leaving your affairs in His hands, realising that everything goes as He has planned. This will give you peace of mind and heart. ~Kami ~
[Musnad Ahmad, Number 6696, Sahih]
And he said, “Allaahumma rahmataka arju fa la takilni ila nafsi tarfata ‘aynin wa aslih li sha’ni kullahu, laa ilaaha illa anta (O Allaah, for Your mercy I hope, so do not abandon me to myself even for a moment. And correct all my affairs. There is no god but You).” (Narrated by Abu Dawood with a saheeh isnaad, no. 5090; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Kalim al-Tayyib, p. 49).
If a person utters these du’aa’s, which ask that his spiritual and worldly affairs may be set right or corrected, with proper presence of mind and sincerity of intention, whilst striving to achieve that, Allaah will grant him what he has prayed for, hoped for and striven for, and He will turn his worry into joy and happiness.
There are numerous contributing factors. Lets just look at one specific (neglected) aspect —
Why does a woman want Divorce after many years ofbeing (apparently) happily married ?
There are many issues in a marriage that might bother a typical wife. Yet, for the peace and tranquility of the home, and to keep her husband happy, the wife often chooses to suppress those feelings. Read the rest of this entry
Owing to his humility, he hadn’t introduced himself to anyone thinking that if he did, he would be welcomed by many people.
… Failing to recognize imam Ahmed bin Hanbal, the caretaker of the mosque refused to let him stay in the mosque.
As Imam Ahmed was quite old, the caretaker had to drag him out of the mosque.
On seeing this, a baker from a nearby place felt pity for this man (Imam Ahmed) and offered to be the host to him for the night.
During his stay with the baker, Imam Ahmed observed that the baker would constantly recite Istighfar (seek forgiveness from Allah).
Imam Ahmed asked the baker if the constant practice of saying Istighfar had any effect on him.
The baker responded by telling Imam Ahmed that Allah had accepted all of his duas (supplications), except one. When he asked him what dua was it that hadn’t been accepted, the baker replied that he had been asking Allah to provide him the privilege to meet the famous scholar Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal.
On this, Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal said that Allah had not only listened to his dua but had dragged him onto his (the baker’s) doorsteps.
[Summarized from Al Jumuah magazine, vol 19, issue 7]
subhaanAllaah imagine if we in our daily routines just repeated ‘astaghfirrullah’ how Allah will open ways for us and accept our Duas readily.
Ka’bah is the Qibla i.e. the direction Muslims face during their prayers. It is important to note that though Muslims face the Ka’bah during prayers, they do not worship the Ka’bah. Muslims worship and bow to none but Allah. Read the rest of this entry
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Today, there are over 500 million Muslims throughout the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh), making it one of the largest population centers of Muslims in the world. Since Islam first entered India, it has contributed greatly to the area and its people. Today, numerous theories about how India came to be such a largely Muslim land exist. Politically, some (such as the Hindutva movement in India) try to make Islam seem foriegn to India, by insisting it only exists because of invasions by Arab and Persian Muslims. The truth, however, is far from that.
The Earliest Muslim Indians
Even before the life of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in the 600s, Arab traders were in contact with India. Merchants would regularly sail to the west coast of India to trade goods such as spices, gold, and African goods. Naturally, when the Arabs began to convert to Islam, they carried their new religion to the shores of India. The first mosque of India, the Cheraman Juma Masjid, was built in 629 (during the life of Prophet Muhammad) in Kerala, by the first Muslim from India, Cheraman Perumal Bhaskara Ravi Varma. Through continued trade between Arab Muslims and Indians, Islam continued to spread in coastal Indian cities and towns, both through immigration and conversion. Read the rest of this entry
When learning about the Muslim scholars of the past, it is easy to be amazed by their brilliance, accomplishments, and contributions to the modern world. Each provided a lasting legacy that changed the world in their time and today. One scientist in particular stands far above the rest. He is Ibn al-Haytham, the great polymath who lived from 965 to 1040.
He was born in the Iraqi city of Basra during the Abbasid Caliphate. He came about 100 years after the establishment of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad. Undoubtedly the culture of learning and advancement present in the Muslim world at that time had a great impact on him from an early age. He studied Islamic sciences and soon became a mayor of the city of Basra. During this time, he continued to study, focusing on sciences and other empirical subjects. His big break, however, would come in another part of the Muslim world. Read the rest of this entry
Do you wish to live in Jannnatul-Firdaus, close to the prophets alayhimus-salam, the Sahabah radiallahu anhum, the Tabi’een, and the Saliheen?
If your answer is yes, then rejoice, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has already informed us about our houses in Jannah. All it takes to reserve your house in Jannah is to follow three simple guidelines:
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said: “I guarantee a house in Jannah (Paradise) for one who gives up arguing, even if he is in the right; and I guarantee a house in the middle of Jannah for one who abandons lying even for the sake of fun; and I guarantee a house in the highest part of Jannah for one who has good manners.” (Abu Dawud)
The three criteria that need to be met in order to guarantee yourself a house in the part of Jannah that you wish are these:
1) Give up arguing even if you may be right: Read the rest of this entry
You can stimulate young children’s understanding and practice of prayer they are already inclined to by involving them in prayer through playful/fun activities and by simultaneously talking to them about it according to their level of understanding. The following are some practical tips to do so:
Teach cleanliness and relate it to Salah
1. When you put the washing machine on say: ‘’We’re washing the clothes.’’ Let your toddler also join in this by putting clothes in the washing machine or in a little tub for doll clothes.
2. Tell your child that we use water to clean ourselves after the toilet. Say ‘water’ many times and the word ‘clean’. Also say: ‘’(name of the toddler) is clean! MashaAllah nice and clean!’’ Read the rest of this entry
Have you ever truly asked yourself “What’s the purpose of life?” Every person at one point in his or her life must have thought about this serious question, and if your reading this now is a great opportunity for the most important question in your life to be answered in this weeks episode of TheDeenShow with Eddie’s guest John yahya ederer. Enjoy!
Why in Islaam denial of human rights is acceptable? Why Islaam is against pure democracy and tolerates slavery?
Dr. Zakir Naik Answers…
The misconception does not follow from the reasons given, and the reasons ignore a great deal of information.
As stated earlier, Islaam is a complete way of life. Given this, it is not surprising that the Creator is concerned with the method which we choose to govern ourselves. The preeminent rule which the Islaamic state must observe is stated in the Qur’an as follows: [4:59] O you who believe! Obey Allaah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If you differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allaah and His Messenger, if you do believe in Allaah and the Last Day; That is best, and most suitable for final determination.
From this verse, it is clear that the state’s obligation of obedience to the Creator is as important as the obedience of the individual. Hence, the Islaamic state must derive its law from the Qur’an and Sunnah. This principle excludes certain choices from the Islaamic state’s options for political and economic systems, such as a pure democracy, unrestricted capitalism, communism, socialism, etc. For example, a pure democracy places the people above the Qur’an and Sunnah, and this is disobedience to the Creator. However, the best alternative to a pure democracy is a democracy that implements and enforces the Sharee’ah (Islaamic Law).
The Creator also states in the Qur’an: [42:36-38] So whatever thing you are given, that is only a provision of this world’s life, and what is with Allaah is better and more lasting for those who believe and rely on their Lord, and those who shun the great sins and indecencies, and whenever they are angry they forgive, and those who respond to their Lord and keep up prayer, and their rule is to take counsel among themselves, and who spend out of what We have given them.
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وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ ۗ
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If a woman want to propose a man whose religious commitment and character are good,she can consult her wali.
Sahl bin Sa’d As-Sa’idi narrated that:
A woman came to the Messenger of Allah and said: “I present myself to you (for marriage).” So she stood for a long time. Then a man said: “O Messenger of Allah! Marry her to me if you have no need of her.” So he said: “Do you have anything to give her as a dowry?” He said: “I have nothing except this Izar.” So the Messenger of Allah said: “If you give her your Izar then you will have no Izar, so search for something.” He said: “I did not find anything.” He said: “Search for something, even if it just an iron ring.” He said: So he searched but he did not find anything. The Messenger of Allah said: “Do you have any Qur’an (memorized)?” He said: “Yes. This Surat and that Surat.” And he named the Surat. So the Messenger of Allah said: “I marry her to you for what you have (memorized) of the Qur’an.”
SUNAN TIRMIDHI (Vol. 2, Book 6, Hadith 1114)
SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 4, Book 26, Hadith 3282)
SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 4, Book 26, Hadith 3202)
SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 4, Book 26, Hadith 3361)
ABU DAWOOD (Book 11, Hadith 2106)
Thabit Al-Bunani said:
“I was with Anas bin Malik and a daughter of his was with him. He said: ‘A woman came to the Messenger of Allah and offered herself in marriage to him. She said: O Messenger of Allah, do you want to marry me?’”
[SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 4, Book 26, Hadith 3251)]
It was narrated from Anas that a woman offered herself in marriage to the Prophet. The daughter of Anas laughed and said:
“How little was her modesty.” Anas said: “She was better than you; she offered herself in marriage to the Prophet Muhammad pbuh.”
[SUNAN NASEEI (Vol. 4, Book 26, Hadith 3252)]
Less than two months after her arrival, on March 16, 2003, Corrie was killed after a three-hour confrontation between two bulldozers and eight ISM activists. Wearing a bright orange fluorescent jacket and, until shortly before her death, using a megaphone, she was killed while standing in the path of a bulldozer that was about to demolish the house of local pharmacist Samir Nasrallah’s family whom she had befriended. She was run over twice by the bulldozer resulting in a fractured skull, shattered ribs and punctured lungs.
The ISM said she had placed herself between the bulldozer and a wall near Samir’s home. Members of the ISM said that she was killed by the Israeli bulldozer and that there was nothing to obscure the driver’s view.
R.I.P Rachel Corrie.
Let the world know we stand strong in solidarity against all occupation and injustices.
Assalam alaikum warahmatullahe wabarakatuh,
Watch this video once, if the characteristics were on us, Alhmdllah if not May Allah swt Give us the The Guidance and power spreading the true deen of ddear Allah, insha Allah
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by: Fathullah Gulen
The jinn we know as Satan was created from fire. Before his obedience and sincerity were tested through Adam, he had been in the company of angels, acting and worshiping as they did. Unlike angels, however, who cannot rebel against God (At-Tahrim 66:6), Satan was free to choose his own path of conduct. When God tested him and the angels by commanding them to prostrate before Adam, the seeds of his self-conceit and disobedience blossomed and swallowed him. He replied in his vanity, (I am better than him. You created me from fire, whilst him you did create of clay) (Saad 38:76). Read the rest of this entry
In all communities around the world the birth of a child is considered a blessing and ceremonies are held to celebrate this event. Besides being a natural expression of joy, it also serves a special purpose, that is, making it known in a suitable and dignified manner, that the father has accepted the child as his own and that there is no doubt or suspicion concerning this matter.
It shuts the door to any mischief that could arise in the future. As soon as your child is born, they are under attack from Satan.
The Prophet Muhammad PBUH said,
“When any human being is born, Satan pinches the body with his two fingers, except ‘Isa, the son of Maryam, whom Satan tried to pinch but failed, for he touched the placenta instead”.
[Sahih Bukhari 4:506]
This is why the child cries at birth; Satan never leaves his enemy without harming it. To protect the faith and Islam of the newborn baby, who is now under attack by mankind’s greatest enemy, the Messenger of Allah taught us about various things that we can do. Some are well known others not so well known.
The following brief points are intended to remind all people of what the Prophet did when a child was born.
Saying the Adhan
Abu Raf’I relates that, “I saw the Prophet saying the adhan of salah in the ear of his grandson, Hasan, when the child was born to his daughter Fatima”.
This Hadeeth is found in Musnad Ahmad, and authenticated by Shaikh Abdul Qadit ‘Arnoot.
When a child was born to one of the families of the Sahaba (the Companions of the Prophet) they would take it to the Prophet so that he would bless it, and apply the pulp of a date, chewed by him, to its palate. This ‘tahneek’ as it is known in ‘Arabic’, was to keep the child safe from evil. Therefore, similarly when a child is born into a Muslim family, it should be taken to a virtuous, pious person, so that this person may supplicate for the child and perform the tahneek. Tahneek is among those Sunan whose practice has become rare.
Aisha (RA) narrates that “the people used to bring their newborn children to the Prophet and he would bless them and perform the tahneek”
[Sahih Muslim 1:560]
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Islam permits the muslim man to have up to, but no more than four wives.
If he does not feel that he can be just and fair between several women, he is instructed to have only one. He must consider his ability to divide his time evenly, to provide separate living quarters for each woman in a way that matches the general standards of the surrounding community, and to financially provide food and clothing and shelter for all women (and children produced as a result).
“…Fear Allah concerning women! Verily you have taken them on the security of Allah, and intercourse with them has been made lawful unto you by words of Allah. You too have right over them, and that they should not allow anyone to sit on your bed whom you do not like. But if they do that, you can chastise them but not severely. Their right upon you are that you should provide them with food and clothing in a fitting manner. …” [Muslim 2803.1, Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah]
He should also be aware of and prepared for the natural jealousies in women (Aisha said she was “most jealous of all”).
Punishment for not being Fair between Wives
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Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “There is healing in black cumin for all diseases except death.”
***3 WAYS TO USE BLACKSEED*** [“Nigella Sativa”]
1. Black Seed and Royal Jelly
Add Mix one teaspoon of black cumin seeds with one tablespoon of royal jelly. Spread on toast and eat to relieve symptoms of fatigue.
… 2. Make Your Own Skin Cream
Warm black cumin seeds with an equal amount of Shea butter or jojoba oil in a double boiler. Add beeswax to the mixture after the liquid darkens and stir until it melts. Apply the cooled mixture to burns, skin infections, wrinkles, dry skin, or areas of joint pain.
3. Tea Brewed with Black Cumin Seeds
Place one tablespoon of seeds in a tea strainer. Pour boiling water over the seeds. Let steep for about ten minutes.
Scientists confirm today that the phenomenon of night and day is one of the most complex natural phenomena, and that there were man…y myths which were woven about these phenomena. No human being, as far as we are aware, had any knowledge of how does the succession of night and day takes place and occurs. But the Glorious Quran tells us in numerous verses about the day-break and night-covering the earth. Quranic illustrated how the light of day clears the sun. If it was not for the day’s layer, the sun could have appeared like a small star.
Photos taken through satellite imagery systems illustrate that dawn appears in blue color, as if it pushes the night away and remove it. This reminds us with the verse of the Glorious Quran when Allah, the Almighty takes an oath by this phenomenon “the phenomenon of the manifestation of the day”: (By the day as it shows up (the Sun’s) glory,) [The Sun 91:3]. The meaning of the word is to clarify and make visible. We notice how the daylight when it breaks shows the sun in wonderful scene. Blessed be Allah the Best of creators!
SOME ADVICE for those who think tht growing bread will decrease their personality and HANDSOME LOOKS
Praise be to Allaah.
The Sunnah of the Messenger of Alla…ah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) indicates that it is obligatory to let the beard grow and that it is haraam to shave it or cut it. It was narrated in al-Saheehayn that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Cut the moustache and let the beard grow; be different from the mushrikeen.”
(al-Bukhaari, al-Libaas, 5442; Muslim, al-Tahaarah, 382)
There are many ahaadeeth which say the same as this hadeeth, indicating that it is obligatory to leave the beard alone and let it grow and that it is haraam to shave it or cut it. Whoever claims that letting the beard grow is no more than a Sunnah for which a person may be rewarded and the one who does not do it will not be punished is going against the saheeh ahaadeeth. The report that says that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to trim the length and breadth of his beard is a false hadeeth. But it should be noted that Islam is the religion of beauty, as it was narrated in the hadeeth,
“[A man said,] ‘What if a man likes his clothes and his shoes to look good?’ The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘Allaah is Beautiful and loves beauty.’” (Narrated by Muslim, al-Eemaan, 131). The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded [one of his companions] to change grey hair, when he said, “Change this grey hair, but avoid black.” (Narrated by Muslim, Kitaab al-Libaas wa’l-Zeenah, 2102).
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) recommended combing hair, and said, “Whoever has hair, let him take care of it.” (Abu Dawood, Kitaab al-Tarajjul, 3632. Al-Albaani said in Saheeh Sunan Abi Dawood: it is hasan saheeh. Hadeeth no. 3509). Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar said: “Ibn Battaal said: combing means tidying the hair of the head and beard, and oiling it.”
This is the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “Whoever turns away from my Sunnah has nothing to do with me.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, al-Nikaah, 4675)
It should be noted that the beauty referred to is shar’i or Islamic beauty (beauty as prescribed in Islam), and not the so-called beauty which appeals to sick minds which are enamoured of kaafir fashions and the appearance of corrupt people such as male and female actors and singers, or fashion models. Hence when some people were misled by those immoral western women who pluck or shave or draw their eyebrows, or make their nails long (like wild beasts), or have tattoos, and thought that this is beauty, many Muslim women imitated them in these things, even though they are forbidden by sharee’ah.
The point is not what is fashionable in the east or the west, the point is the sharee’ah which advocates wearing perfume (for men), keeping clean, dressing nicely, combing the hair, changing grey hair, and other kinds of beautification which are prescribed in Islam. And Allaah is the Source of strength.
“The heart becomes corrupt in six ways:
(1) Committing sins in the hope of repenting,
(2) Practice without ikhlaas (sincerity),
(3) Seeking knowledge and not applying it,
(4) Burying the dead without learning from them,
(5) Not being pleased with Allaah’s decree,
(6) Eating the sustenance of Allaah; without appreciating Him.”
~ Imam Hasan Al Basree (Rahimahullah)