Daily Archives: July 5, 2013
Firstly: We Muslims fast the month of Ramadan because Allah has commanded us to do so. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “O you who believe! Observing As-Sawm (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (pious)” [al-Baqarah 2:183]
So we worship Allah by doing this act of worship which is beloved to Allah and which He has enjoined upon us. The believers hasten to obey the commands of Allah and His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), in obedience to His words (interpretation of the meaning):
“The only saying of the faithful believers, when they are called to Allah (His Words, the Qur’aan) and His Messenger, to judge between them, is that they say: ‘We hear and we obey.’ And such are the successful (who will live forever in Paradise)” [al-Noor 24:51]
“It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed into a plain error” [al-Ahzaab 33:36] Read the rest of this entry
What is your advice oh shaykh for the Muslims, for preparing for this virtuous month?
My general advice to all the Muslims is that they fear Allah most high. And that they welcome this month with sincere repentance for their sins. They should learn more about their religion, and learn the rulings concerning fasting, and night prayer. This is from the saying of the Prophet (SAW), “Whoever Allah wants for them good, he will give them understanding in the religion.” (Bukhari)
And, “When Ramadhan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are chained.” (Bukhari) And,“
A friend of mine took a seat in the place for ‘Eid prayer, and he began to talk to himself secretly, he was going over the memories of an entire month…an entire month passed, as if it was one day. As he sat, he was going over these nights that have now left him, and the days that were now gone. He tried to link himself with some of the people that were around him, only to find the distance between them far…they entered the “battlefield” in one day, actually one hour, but he delayed and procrastinated, no, he actually slept, until they all passed him. He tried to look at them as closely as possible, but he was unable. For indeed they passed him by a great distance, and won the great big reward… My friend was searching through the “pages” of his life, through the actions that he did this past month, so that he may find something to lift up his broken soul. He turned to his record of Qur’anic recitation, and could not find one completion of the Holy Qur’an! And he would hear, not from the pious people of the past, but from news of the pious people around him, even the youth, those that finished reciting the Qur’an 5 times, even those that finished 6 times, actually those that finished the Qur’an 10 times!!
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Almost every Muslim wishes to memorise the Quran and many have embarked upon the journey of doing so, yet a number among them do this task rather haphazardly, which leads to difficulty in the process of memorisation as well as increasing their chances of forgetting what they have memorised. In view of the great need of ensuring the successful memorisation of the Quran, some practical steps toward efficient memorisation and avoiding setbacks are stated in this article:
1. The Same Copy
Use the same Mus-haf (copy) when you read the Quran and stick to it so that you may become familiar with it and know the sites of various verses and how to find them quickly when you revise what you have memorised. Read the rest of this entry
In this article, insha’Allah (by the will of Allah), I’ll refute the non-Muslims’ false allegation of incompletion of the Qur’an and reveal the truth about alleged missing ayah (1) of Rajam (Stoning).
Islamic textual evidence suggests that Allah revealed the ayah of rajam (stoning) to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and it is not found in the mushaf (codex) of Qur’an that we have today; thus, the Qur’an is not preserved and incomplete.
First, Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’an that it has been completed (interpretation of the meaning):
“this day have I perfected your deen for you”(2) and He says that He will preserve it (interpretation of the meaning): “We have, without doubt sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption)” (3). Read the rest of this entry
The Quran holds a unique place among the books of Revelation, shared neither by the Old or the New Testament. The main reason for the preservation of the Quran is, that it was written down at the time of Prophet; we shall see how it came to be written, i.e., the process involved.
Here a distinction should be made between the hadiths and the Quran. The Quran is a book of revelation, while the hadiths are the collections of sayings if Muhammad (saws). Some of the Prophet’s companions started to write them down from the moment of his death. None of the hadiths were written down during the time of the prophet, so there is a possibility of human error slipping in. But this is not the case with Quran, as we will shortly see. Read the rest of this entry
Indeed to reflect on Allah’s verses is a form of worship that will draw one close to Allah Most High. This reflection is not a reckless and wandering one, rather it includes a study of the classical tafseer of the verses being pondered over, as this would fulfill Ibnul-Qayyim’s great advice, “Such as reflecting over a book which a person has memorized and he expounds it so that he may understand what its author intends by it.”
Indeed the Book of Allah is not a book like any other, it is the timeless Speech of Allah, not a created thing, the study guide for life and death and what comes after. Therefore it deserves a more careful study than anyone else’s speech. It necessitates that its reader return to the early narrations of those who witnessed its revelation and heard its explanation by the one deputed by Allah to rehearse and explain His Words to humanity (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). Read the rest of this entry
Muhammed Morsi is
1) The first elected arab president.
2) first civil president
3) first arab president that memorises the whole Quran of by heart.
4) first arab president thats from an islamic party.
5) first arab president that allows people to criticise him, theres over 30 channels in egypt that insults him day and night.
6) first president that shakes hand with his previous prison guard.
7) first arab president that forbids putting up his pictures in government buildings. first arab president that lives in a rented apartment and receives a normal wage just like any other egyptian.
9) first arab president that takes his family out on holidays on his own costs.
History will judge for Morsi, whether he had mistakes or not, he is by far the best arab leader in our time, compare him to any other leader and you will know for your self.
Ramadaan is a month when we do huge ibaadaat, Fasting, reading Qur’aan, qiyaam, du3aa’. but as soon as Ramadaan is over we are back to our routine & normal lives. These huge acts of worship do not affect us!!
Do you know how to do gardening?
Can you plant on cement? NO!!
You have to remove the cement, bring soil to plant the plants.
Why is that many of these acts of 3ibaadah have not changed us, they didn’t affect us? Because, we are planting on hard grounds.
In order to have these 3Ibaadah affect us, we have to clean our hearts first.