Do not let the temporary charms of this world distract you and entice you,and do not say tomorrow and tomorrow, for indeed you do not know when you will be heading to Allah.
-Hasan Basri RA
After completing the recitation Prophet sallAllaahu alaihi wasalam would pause for a moment.
… Then he (sallAllaahu alaihi wasalam) would raise his hands and make Takbir.
Then he (sallAllaahu alaihi wasalam) would make ruku’.
How did Prophet Muhammad sallAllaahu alaihi wasalam make ruku’?
It is related that Mus’ab ibn Sa’d said, “I prayed beside my father and, placing my palms together, put my hands between my thighs. My father forbade me to do that saying, ‘We used to do that and we were forbidden to do it and told to put our hands (palms) on our knees.’ ” (Sahih Al Bukhari) Read the rest of this entry
The first thing needed by the seeker of knowledge is to realize that seeking knowledge is worship (’ibaadah). Some scholars said, “Knowledge is secret prayer and worship of the heart.”
The condition of worship is: Purity of Intention for Allaah , the Exalted as demonstrated in the aayah:
… “And they were not ordered but to worship Allaah , keeping religion pure for Him.” [Surah Al-Bayyinah: Ayah 5]
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Important Points on Wudhu:
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Purity (Tahârah) is a beautiful word that is pleasing to the ears, and it is a quality which everyone strives to maintain. From an Islamic perspective, purity is a word which is general in its meaning. It may mean physical cleanness, which is purity (of the body) from impure substances or states of impurity, or it may mean spiritual purity, which is the puri
…ty of one’s self from vices, faults, sins, and replacing them with good deeds, whether in speech or deeds.
Salaat-ul-Kusuf (Prayer on a solar eclipse) and Salaat-ul-Khusuf (Prayer on a lunar eclipse) are each comprised of two Ra…k‘ahs (units of Prayer). Recitation in both Salahs (Prayers) is performed out loud. In each Rak‘ah, there are two Ruku‘s (bowing), the second of which is always shorter than the first, and there are also two recitations. After the Takbirat-ul-Ihram (saying: “Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is the Greatest]” upon starting Prayer), Surah Al-Fatihah and a long Surah are recited.
After the first Ruku‘, Surah Al-Fatihah and a long Surah are recited, which is shorter than the preceding recitation. There are two Sujoods (Prostrations) in each Rak‘ah. This is the most authentic report mentioned regarding this Salah.
Narrated Abu Bakr(R A):
We were with Allaah’s Apostle(SAWS) when the sun eclipsed. Allaah’s Apostle stood up dragging his cloak till he entered the Masjid . He led us in a two-Rakat prayer till the sun (eclipse) had cleared. Then the Prophet (SAWS) said, “The sun and the moon do not eclipse because of someone’s death. So whenever you see these eclipses pray and invoke (Allaah) till the eclipse is over.”
[Bukhari :: Book 18 :: Volume 2 :: Hadith 150 ]
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From the very earliest days of Islam, the issue of education has been at the forefront at the minds of the Muslims. The very first word of the Quran that was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was, in fact, “Read”. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) once stated that “Seeking knowledge is mandatory for all Muslims.” With such a direct command to go out and seek knowledge, Muslims have placed huge emphasis on the educational system in order to fulfill this obligation placed on them by the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh).
Throughout Islamic history, education was a point of pride and a field Muslims have always excelled in. Muslims built great libraries and learning centers in places such as Baghdad, Cordoba, and Cairo. They established the first primary schools for children and universities for continuing education. They advanced sciences by incredible leaps and bounds through such institutions, leading up to today’s modern world.
Attitudes Towards Education
Today, education of children is not limited to the information and facts they are expected to learn. Rather, educators take into account the emotional, social, and physical well-being of the student in addition to the information they must master. Medieval Islamic education was no different. The 12th century Syrian physician al-Shayzari wrote extensively about the treatment of students. He noted that they should not be treated harshly, nor made to do busy work that doesn’t benefit them at all. The great Islamic scholar al-Ghazali also noted that “prevention of the child from playing games and constant insistence on learning deadens his heart, blunts his sharpness of wit and burdens his life. Thus, he looks for a ruse to escape his studies altogether.” Instead, he believed that educating students should be mixed with fun activities such as puppet theater, sports, and playing with toy animals.
Al-Bukhaari (5205) and Muslim (2123) narrated from ‘Aa’ishah that a girl from among the Ansaar got married and she became sick and her hair fell out. They wanted to give her hair extensions, so they asked the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) about that, and he cursed the one who fixes hair extensions and the one who has that done. Read the rest of this entry
Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!…
This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the… same way again.
Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.
But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
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Alhamdu lillah. In shaal-lah now you can download the Translation of the Glorious Qur’an in pdf format in different languages from the links provided below.
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The historical Debate on “Qur’an and the bible int he light of science” . Dr. William Campbell challenged Muslims the there are 30 scientific errors in the Qur’an and no one answer it for 8 years.
In this debate Dr.Zakir Naik refute all the allegation against the Qur’an and hadith base on Science and logic and point out 22 scientific errors in the bible out of thousand errors !! And Dr. William Campbell not have answer any one of them !! .
Dr. Zakir Naik Says(In the Debate)
To make it easier for Dr. William Campbell, to answer to the points I have raised, I will just mention it in brief -The points that I mentioned.
Point No .1.The first point was that -‘The creation of the Earth and the Heaven – the universe was in six, 24-hour days.
point No.2.Light was then before the source of light –
Point No. 3. Three : – Day came into existence before creation of Earth.
Point No. 4 – Earth came into existence before Sun.
Point No. 5 – Vegetation came into existence, before sunlight
Point No. 6 – Light of the Moon is its own light.
Point No. 7 – The earth – Will it perish or will it abide forever? Point No. 8 – The earth has got pillars.
Point No. 9 – The heavens have got pillars.
Point No. 10 – God said… ‘You can have all plants and all vegetation, including the poisonous plants?’
Point No. 11 – The scientific test the falsification test, of Mark, Ch. No. 16, Verse No. 17 and 18. Point No. 12 – A woman remains unclean for double the period, if she gives birth to a daughter, as compared to a son.
Point No. 13 – Using blood to disinfect the house, against plague of leprosy.
Point No. 14 – How do you find out the bitter water test for adultery?
Point No. 15 – Eighteen different contradictions in less than 60 Verses of Ezra, Ch. 2, and Nehemiah, Ch. 7. I did not count them as 18 different – I counted them only as one.
Point No. 16 – The total is different is both the chapters.
Point No. 17 – Are there 200 singing men and women, or are there 245 singing men and women?
Point No. 18 – Was Jehoiachin 18 years old, or was he 8 years old when he began to reign?
Point No. 19 – Did he reign for 3 months, or 3 months 10 days. Point No. 20 – Did Solomon had 3000 baths, or 2000 baths?
Point No. 21 – Is that Basha, how could he invade Judah, 10 years after his death?
Point No. 22 is – Almighty God – He said, I put up a rainbow in the sky, as a promise to the human kind, never to submerge the world again by water.
I have listed only 22, out of the hundreds available unscientific points in the Bible… scientific errors – And I request Dr. William Campbell to answer them. And irrespective whether he uses the ‘concordance approach’ or the ‘conflict approach’… as long as he is logical, he will never be able to prove scientifically, all these 22 aspects I have told him. We agree in Jesus Christ peace be upon him – to him was revealed the Injeel. This(bible) is not the Injeel – It may contain part of God – But the other unscientific portion is not the word of God.
I would like to end my talk by giving the quotation of the Glorious Qur’an, from Surah Baqarah, Ch. No. 2, Verse 79 …. (Arabic)…. ‘Woe to those who write the book with their own hands, and then say this is from Allah, to traffic with it for a miserable price. Woe to those for what they write, woe to those for what they earn.’ Wa Aakim Dawana Anil Hamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen .
15 Things You Should Know About Pigs:
1) A pig is a real garbage gut. It will eat anything including urine, excrement, dirt, decaying animal flesh, maggots, or decaying vegetables. They will even eat the cancerous growths off other pigs or animals.
2) The meat and fat of a pig absorbs toxins like a sponge. Their meat can be 30 times more toxic than beef .
3) When eating beef or venison, it takes 8 to 9 hours to digest the meat so what little toxins are in the meat are slowly put into our system and can be filtered by the liver. But when pork is eaten, it takes only 4 hours to digest the meat. We thus get a much higher level of toxins within a shorter time.
4) Unlike other mammals, a pig does not sweat or perspire. Perspiration is a means by which toxins are removed from the body. Since a pig does not sweat, the toxins remain within its body and in the meat. Read the rest of this entry
Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) has said “value five things before five, youth before old age, health before sickness, wealth before poverty, leisure before preoccupation, and life before death.” (Tirmizi)
Youth, Health, Wealth, and Time, are temporary stages within the cycle of life. They seem so permanent, so full of promise, yet i…n reality are so fleeting and so deceitful. They breed a false sense of authority, and independence that leads to rebellion, and heedlessness.
The Holy Qur’an states: “Most certainly, men transgress all bounds because he deems himself to be independent. -Verily to your Rabb is the (final) return.” (AI-Alaq, Ayah 6-8)
When we do eventually return to Allah Ta’ala, everyone will inescapably have to give an account of the favours that he enjoyed. “Man will remain firmly rooted to his place on the Day of Judgment until he is asked about five (favours) : His life span -how he spent it, his youth – how he ruined it, his wealth -where he earned it and how he spent it, and how he acted on what he learnt.”
As youth we procrastinate, and hope to reform some time in the “future”, least realizing that we may never see the dawn of another day, that we are going to be questioned particularly about how we spent our youth. You are therefore never too young to be a devout and committed Muslim. During the golden era of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), society was divided into only two categories. An individual was either regarded as a child and granted all the privileges of childhood or as an adult who shouldered the responsibilities of adulthood. Read the rest of this entry
Islaam has held in high esteem those parents who nurture daughters and has made the undertaking of this task a means of entering Jannah (paradise). Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) has given glad tidings of his closeness and proximity to the parents who bring up daughters.
Hazrat Anas (radiyallahu anhu) reports Rasulullah (Sallallaahu A…layhi Wa Sallam) said, “The person who successfully brings up two daughters until they reach maturity, then on the day of Qiyamah (Judgement) myself and that person will be like this (Rasulullah r) indicated closeness by bringing together his index and middle fingers). (Sahih Muslim)
Imam Bukhari (rah) has brought several ahadith in his book Adabul Mufrad, stating that the person, who has two or three daughters, and he gives them an Islamic upbringing then those very daughters will become a shield for him from the fire of Jahannam (Hell).
It has been recorded in Abu Dawood, the famous compilation of Hadith, the person who brings up three daughters, gets them married, and thereafter maintains affable relationship with them; will enter Jannah (paradise).
With regards to kindness and fairness Islam has ensured that boys and girls are treated equally. We should not unjustly discriminate between our children on the basis of their gender. Read the rest of this entry
The lives and struggles of the messengers are abundant in lessons for believers who think and are inclined to learn from them. In the Qur’an, God describes in detail the subjects they communicated to their peoples, the methods they employed to persuade them and many other aspects of the messengers themselves.
There is instruction in their stories for people of intelligence… [The Holy Qur’an, Chapter 12, Verse 111 ] Read the rest of this entry
I was walking around in a Big Bazar store shopping, when I saw a Cashier talking to a boy couldn’t have been more than 5 or 6 years old..
The Cashier said, ‘I’…m sorry, but you don’t have enough money to buy this doll. Then the little boy turned to the cashier and asked: are you sure I don’t have enough money?”
The cashier counted his cash once again and replied: ”You know that you don’t have enough money to buy the doll, my dear.” The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand.
Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to. ‘It’s the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much . I wanted to Gift her for her BIRTHDAY. Read the rest of this entry
“Submit to Islam and be safe. Or agree to the payment of the Jizya (tax), and you and your people will be under our protection, else you will have only yourself to blame for the consequences, for I bring the men who desire death as ardently as you desire life.”
Ibn Al Hasan (A.R.) once remarked: “I am grieving for forty years over a sin committed by me.” Someone enquired, “What sin is that which has caused great concern and grief in you?”
He replied, “Once I was visited by a friend and in order to entertain him, I bought fish which we subsequently ate. After the meal, I scraped some sand from my neighbour’s wall without his permission, to wash my hands. I am still crying over that sin.”
The questioner expressed surprise over the fact that such a small fault has created so much of anguish and concern. So Ibn Al Hasana explained that according to the Prophet (peace and blessing upon him) the biggest sin before Allah is that little slip or error which man regards as trifle and unimportant and therefore thinks it unnecessary to seek forgiveness.
On the other hand, if he acknowledges his wrongs considering them to be quite serious, he would certainly feel guilty and ashamed of his actions and this would induce him to repent, seek Allah’s forgiveness through which he receives pardon and in this way obliterates all trace of the sin.
“All of my Ummah will be forgiven except those who make their sins known.” – Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam)
Not that long ago, when Europe was in its Golden Age, civilization, it seemed was at its peak and perfection. It was also during this time of pomp and pageantry, that it was not uncommon for men and women of the aristocracy to wear lice and mouse traps on their bodies, because to immerse oneself bodily into water, (i.e., to take a bath), was deemed unhealthy. Powdered wigs covered shaved heads due to lice infestations, and heavy perfumes barely covered the pungent smells of unwashed bodies.
Cleanliness had very little to do with that civilization, but it has everything to do with ours. Unfortunately, the Muslims are backtracking to a darker period, when to be clean, in our bodies, our homes, and our communities, was looked upon as a small thing. But as the old saying goes, cleanliness is godliness, and as we profess to be the true worshippers of the One, true God, Allah, then our nation should be the cleanest. Cleanliness, however, does not stop at the physical level; we must also strive to keep our minds, our hearts and our intentions free from the filth of sin.
It was narrated by Abu Malik al-Ash’ari that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, said, “Cleanliness is half of faith and Alhamdulillah fills the scale, and SubhanaAllah and Alhamdulillah fill up what is between the heavens and the earth. Salah is a light, and charity is proof (of one’s faith) and endurance is a brightness and the Qur’an is a proof on your behalf or against you. All men go out early in the morning and sell themselves, thereby setting themselves free or destroying themselves.” (Sahih Muslim). Read the rest of this entry
“You are not liberal”
“Why?” I asked him.
“Do you believe in the existence of a God”. He said.
“Yes, I do”
During the course of a discussion I was told:
“You are not liberal”
“Why?” I asked him.
“Do you believe in the existence of a God”. He said.
“Yes, I do”
“Do you pray and fast for Him?”
“Well, then you are not liberal”.
There upon I asked him:
“ How do you say that I am not a freethinker?”
“Because you believe in nonsense that has no existence at all”.
He told me.
“And you? What do you believe in? What do you think created universe and life?” I asked him.
“But what is Nature?”
“It is the secret power that is limitless but has got manifestations which can be perceived by the sense organs,” he said.
At this I said: “I understand by this statement of yours that you prevent me from believing in an unknown power because you want me to believe in another equally unknown power. But the question is that why should I disown my God for the sake of another equally unknown but false god, especially when in the one I find peace, tranquility and comfort, whereas the false god of Nature neither answers my call, nor comforts me?”. Read the rest of this entry
“All of the children of Adam (people) will decay except for the bone of coccyx (tailbone). From it he (man) was created and by it he will be reconstructed.” (Hadith from Bukhari, Nasai)
Modern day science discovered in 1931:
1) The tailbone (coccyx) is the last bone at the end of your spine.
2) It is the only part of the body that does not decompose and cannot be destroyed. It cannot be finished even by burning under high temperature.
3) The first things to form inside the fertilized egg are the “primitive streak” and “node” [around 15 days later] from which all of the body of the baby originates and cells begin to form. Both of these later turn into the “tailbone”.
4) The tailbone contains mothers cells for the body.
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The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) used to accept gifts and used to give something in return.” [Sahih Bukhari]
Gift giving increases love and affection among people. For this the gift does not have to be given on a particular occasion or of a particular standard. Whatever is given to promote harmony between Muslims, seeking with this Allah’s Pleasure, will be a source of happiness on the Day of Judgement. The more we love Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) the more we will love His creation and desire to give people good things, good sentiments and good advice.
If we give presents to each other because it is the Sunnah of Allah’s Beloved Messenger and because following his Sunnah will make Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) pleased with us, then this gift giving is praiseworthy. On the other hand, if we give gifts in order to receive something in return, then this type of gift giving will bring us no lasting good. When we give presents in order to show off what we can afford to give, this arrogance invites Allah’s wrath and punishment.
Some other corrupt practices associated with gift giving are: belittling others’ gifts and opening presents in the middle of a gathering of people. When we expose everybody’s gifts to a crowd we risk embarrassing those who had a smaller budget. Some people end up having spent more than they could afford to in order not to be publicly humiliated. All in all we take a practice of love and sincerity and turn it into an ugly competition, creating hardships for our brothers and sisters in Islam. Read the rest of this entry
Different postures of Salat. In every posture there are certain health benefits, for example, bowing position tones stomach muscles, abdomen and kidneys and the spine becomes supple and flexible, while the spinal nerves are nourished. In doing Sujud, there is less chance of getting headache, spasms, aches, etc…. due to the fact that the electrostatic charges are dissipated and discharged.
SALAT has been made compulsory on all believers in all situations. It is an activity which cannot be neglected under any circumstance. This obligation on us should not be regarded as a burden, but rather it should be cherished and appreciated.
The Arabic word “Salah,” doesn’t only mean “prayer,” because “pray” basically means to address a prayer to God or another deity, according to the Oxford dictionary. “Salah,” is a word with a broad meaning, which doesn’t only mean prayer, but also means goodness, righteousness and godliness. In Salah, we not only ask from Allah but we also thank Him, praise Him and at the same time receive guidance from Him. Salah in the true sense is programming or conditioning. Read the rest of this entry