Monthly Archives: August 2013
Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said:
If a son of Adam were to own a valley full of gold, he would desire to have two. Nothing can fill his mouth except the earth (of the grave). Allah turns with mercy to him who turns to Him in repentance. [ref: Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Commentary: This Hadith deals with man’s greed and his lust for material wealth. Only the person who has a perfect Faith can save himself from it.
When many Muslims think of Ramadan they can remember beautiful moments spent together as a family: eating suhoor1 and iftar2 , bustling into the car to make it to the masjid for taraweeh (late night congregational prayer), celebrating Eid together. Yet speaking to some reverts will reveal the deep sense of loneliness they can experience at iftar3 or on Eid day. This series had initially been intended for any revert brothers or sisters experiencing loneliness during Ramadan. However as I came to realise, this feeling of loneliness is not restricted to reverts or the month of Ramadan, so I hope it will be of benefit to whomever and whenever they feel utterly alone. Insha’Allah (God willing) this series will provide just 10 ayat (verses) to reflect upon from the Book of Allah, a Mercy, Healing, and source of Peace for the believers.
Number 1: “Whatever is in the heavens and earth exalts Allah, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” (Qur’an 57:1) Read the rest of this entry
My initial article on Inglot’s breathable nail polish was welcomed by many and severely critiqued by others. One of the main criticisms was that the experiment conducted by one of my students was inaccurate and could not be repeated with success. There were many people who reported successful results while several others who documented failure. Obviously, there are several variables that could lead to the experiment not working as it should. Read the rest of this entry
Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the people said, “O Messenger of Allaah, will we see our Lord on the Day of Resurrection?” He said, “Do you have any doubts about seeing the full moon on a cloudless night?” They said, “No.” He said, “Do you have any doubts about seeing the sun on a cloudless day?” They said, “No.” He said, “Then you will see your Lord in the same way.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 764).
Ubaadah ibn al-Saamit, from the Prophet (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) who said: “Whoever loves to meet Allaah, Allaah will love to meet him, and whoever hates to meet Allaah, Allaah will hate to meet him.” ‘Aa’ishah or one of his wives said: “But we all dislike the idea of death.” He said, “It is not what you are thinking. When death approaches the believer and he is given the news of Allaah’s pleasure and honour, nothing will be more dear to him than what lies ahead of him, so he will love to meet Allaah and Allaah will love to meet him. But when death approaches the disbeliever and he is given the news of Allaah’s wrath and punishment, nothing will be more disliked by him that what lies ahead of him, so he will hate to meet Allaah and Allaah will hate to meet him.” (Saheeh al-Bukhaari, 6026)
do not think like that because ur ungrateful to ALLAH by saying that
always think life is a test here we are being tested everyday to see who deserve paradise or hell fire forever
satan ultimate plan is to get u into hell fire forever by putting depressing thoughts in ur mind and emphasizing on the past
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1. Read Surah Mulk
2. Do miswaaq before going sleep
3. Sleeping with wudhu is a Sunnah
4. Shake your blanket
5. Recite the sleeping DUA- “Allahumma Bismika Amutu Wa ahya”
6. Don’t sleep on your stomach as it is the way of the people of HELL & is not liked by ALLAH Azwajal
7. Sleep on your right side with your right hand on your cheek
8. Recite Surah Al-Fatiha, Ayat-ul-Kursi, Surat Al-Ikhlas, Surat Al-Falaq, Surat Al-Naas: 3 Times – Blow on Hands and rub on you body
9. Subhan’ALLAH 33 Times, Alhamdulillah 33 Times, ALLAHu Akbar 34 Times
10. Recite Darood Shareef
11. Try to wake up early for Tahajjud
12. Don’t forget to set your alarm for Fajr Salah
Salah is better than sleep
Please don’t forget to recite them and share it with your Muslim brothers and sisters in islam in sha’ALLAH..
Al-Zahrawi or Albucasis was an Arab Muslim physician .
He has been described by many as the father of modern surgery.
His greatest contribution to medicine is the Kitab al-Tasrif, a thirty-volume encyclopedia of medical practices.
His pioneering contributions to the field of surgical procedures and instruments had an enormous impact in the East and West well into the modern period, where some of his discoveries are still applied in medicine to this day.
Source: “Al-Zahrawi – The Father of Surgery”, ANZ Journal of Surgery
Bismillaahi, tawakkaltu ‘alallaahi, wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata ‘ illaa billaah.
In the Name of Allah, I have placed my trust in Allah, there is no might and no power except by Allah.
“One night, Caliph Umar as usual went in disguise with his companion Ibn Abbas to see the condition of the people. They strolled from one quarter to another. At last they came to a colony where poor people lived.
While passing by a small house, the Caliph heard a whispering talk within. The mother was telling her daughter that the amount of milk fetched by her for sale that day was very little. She told her that when she was young, and used to sell milk, she always mixed water with milk, and that led to considerable profit. She advised her daughter to do the same. Read the rest of this entry
Question:- Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I would like to know something regarding the Islamic dress code for women. Is it only the hijab (head covering) that is necessary or there are other requirements besides hijab? There are Muslim sisters who wear hijab but also on makeup, tight jeans, or T-shirts, which gives a strange portrayal of a Muslim woman. Jazakum Allahu khayran.
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We know that you maintain that hijab (head cover) is obligatory for Muslim women to wear. But do you support the opinion that niqab is bid`ah? Read the rest of this entry
Finally, knowing that love for Allah brings about happiness, His pleasure, and keeps us from indulging in temptations, we can focus on factors that increase our love for Allah in our hearts. Ibn Al-Qayyim had indicated 10 such ways to bring about the love of Allah and they are mentioned below:
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The hypocrites still raise their ugly heads from time to time, whenever they get the opportunity, in order to attack the basic and fundamental beliefs and practices of the ummah, or to cast doubts on its basic tenets, or to strip the community of its Islamic identity. What should we do about them, and how can we protect the ummah against their evil?.
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Abu Ayyub al-Ansari relates that Allah’s Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) says: “Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan and then follows it with six days of fasting in the month of Shawwâl, it will be as if he had fasted the year through.” [Sahih Muslim 1163]
The month of Shawwal is singled out for the observance of extra fasts, since this month follows immediately after Ramadan. The six days of voluntary fasting are to the obligatory fast of Ramadan what the Sunnah prayers are to the obligatory prayers.
Eating before fajr (Taking Suhur ) is a recommended sunnah
•The Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) said, “Take Suhur, as there is a blessing in it.” (Bukhari)
•If the Fajr Adhaan starts while you are eating sehri, instead of leaving what you were eating, you should quickly eat it.( Abu Dawood)
It is important that One Should Make the INTENTION of doing the
TAHAJJAUD PRAYERS “BEFORE” Going to Sleep. The reason behind this
Sunnah is that just in case if you donot “getup” then just for having
made the INTENTION before going to Sleep, ALLAH(SWT) will reward you
as if you did the Prayers, and if you did getup and “did” the
TAHAJJUD Prayers then the Rewards are limitless…
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The Eid prayer is one where the imam attends and leads the people in praying two rak’ahs. ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The prayer of al-Fitr is two rak’ahs and the prayer of al-Adha is two rak’ahs, complete and not shortened, on the tongue of your Prophet, and the one who fabricates lies is doomed.” Narrated by al-Nasaa’i, 1420 and Ibn Khuzaymah. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Nasaa’i.
It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed said: The Messenger of Allaah SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to come out on the day of al-Fitr and al-Adha to the prayer place, and the first thing he would do was to offer the prayer. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 956
In the first rak’ah he should say Takbeerat al-ihraam (say “Allaahu akbar” to start the prayer), after which he should say six or seven more takbeers, because of the hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her), “The takbeer of al-Fitr and al-Adha is seven takbeers in the first rak’ah and five takbeers in the second, apart from the takbeer of rukoo’.” Narrated by Abu Dawood and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Irwa’ al-Ghaleel, 639.
Then he should recite al-Faatihah, and recite Soorat Qaf in the first rak’ah. In the second rak’ah he should stand up saying takbeer, and when he has stood up completely he should say takbeer five times, and recite Soorat al-Faatihah then Soorat al-Qamr. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to recite these two soorahs during the two Eids. Or if he wishes he can recite Soorat al-A’la in the first rak’ah and Soorat al-Ghaashiyah in the second, because it was narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to recite al-A’la and al-Ghaashiyah in the Eid prayer.
The imam should revive the Sunnah be reciting these soorahs so that the Muslims will become familiar with the Sunnah.
After the prayer, the imam should address the people. Part of the khutbah should be addressed specifically to the women, telling them of the things that they should do and warning them against the things that they should avoid, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to do.
See Fataawa Arkaan al-Islam by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him), p. 398; Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 8/300-316).
The prayer comes before the khutbah
One of the rulings of Eid is that the prayer comes before the khutbah, because of the hadeeth of Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah who said, The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came out on the day of al-Fitr and started with the prayer before the khutbah. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 958; Muslim, 885.
Another indication that the khutbah comes after the prayer is the hadeeth of Abu Sa’eed (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to come out to the prayer place on the day of al-Fitr and al-Adha, and the first thing he would start with was the prayer, then he would go and stand facing the people, while the people were sitting in their rows, and he would preach to them and advise them and command them. If he wanted to send out a military expedition he would do so and if he wanted to tell the people to do something he would do so, then he would leave.
Abu Sa’eed said: The people continued to do that until I went out with Marwaan – who was the governor of Madeenah – on Eid al-Adha or Eid al-Fitr, and when we came to the prayer-place, there was a minbar that had been built by Katheer ibn al-Salt. When Marwaan wanted to ascend it before he prayed, I grabbed his garment and he pushed me away and climbed up and delivered the khutbah before the prayer. I said, “You have changed it by Allaah.”
He said, “O Abu Sa’eed, what you knew has gone.”
I said, “What I know, by Allaah, is better than what I do not know.”
He said, “The people will not sit and listen to us after the prayer, so we did it before the prayer.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 956.
From the team of An’Nisaa -The Woman (النساء )
1 – Doing ghusl before going out to the prayer.
2 – Eating before going out to pray on Eid al-Fitr and after the prayer on Eid al-Adha
3 – Takbeer on the day of Eid
4 – Offering congratulations
5 – Adorning oneself on the occasion of Eid.
6 – Going to the prayer by one route and returning by another.
According to Suadi Arabia Supreme Court, the Shawwal has been sighted, therefore, Eid-ul-Fitr will celebrated in the kingdom tomorrow and same at Palestine ..
Eid Mubarak to you all and may Allah accept your worship.And Don’t forget the Ummah who are suffering and can’t enjoy the happiness of this blessed day. Remember them in Duaa and prayers always.
“For every people there is a feast and this is our feast” said the Prophet (saw) to Abu Bakr (R).
[Bukhaaree and Muslim].
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1 – It is mustahabb to recite takbeer during the night of Eid from sunset on the last day of Ramadaan until the imam comes to lead the prayer. The format of the takbeer is as follows:
Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, wa Lillaahi’l-hamd (Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, there is no god except Allaah, Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, and all praise be to Allaah). Read the rest of this entry
What defines the correct time (the Eid prayer) for paying zakaat al-fitr? Is it the prayer of the imam, or the prayer offered on one’s own, or the time of the prayer? May Allah reward you with good.
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Men are asking for zakaat al-fitr in the marketplace, and we do not know whether they are religiously committed or not. There are others whose situation is comfortable, and whatever they get of the zakaah they spend on their children. Some of them receive a salary but they are weak in religious commitment. Is it permissible to give them zakaat al-fitr or not?
Zakaat al-fitr should be given to poor Muslims even if they are sinners so long as their sin is not something that puts them beyond the pale of Islaam. What is meant by poor is those who appear to be poor, even if they are in fact rich. The one who is paying the zakaah should seek out good poor people as much as possible. If he finds out later that the one who took it was actually rich, that does not affect the one who gave it, rather he has discharged his duty, praise be to Allaah.
And Allaah is the Source of strength.
Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas.
Depending on what part of the world you are in, you have anywhere from 1-3 days left of Ramadan. Many of us have regrets that we didn’t make the most of it. We may have had nights where we didn’t wake up for Qiyam, days in which we didn’t control our tongues properly, or spans of Ramadan in which we slacked off with our Quran reading. But now is not the time to cry. Nor is it the time to splurge in Eid shopping and act like the month is over. Reflect on this wonderful statement by Imam Ibn Rajab (RA) in his Lataaif: Read the rest of this entry
Spread the knowledge so it will be Sadqa-e-Jaaria for you and for me… In’Shaa’Allah.
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever directs someone to a good, then he will have the reward equal to the doer of the action.” [Muslim 1893]
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“Istikharah” means to seek goodness from Allah (Exalted is He), meaning when one intends to do an important task they do istikhara before the task. The one who does the istikhara is as if they request Allah Almighty that, O the Knower of Unseen (Exalted is He) guide me if this task is better for me or not?
Such a powerful tool we have been given, to admit our complete lack of knowledge, power, ability, and sight, and the absolute dominance of Allah the Almighty in all these abilities. Such a great and mighty prayer, comprehensive in its outlook, its span of time, and its effect on our lives. Balanced within this world and the Hereafter. Something which only Divine Guidance could have brought us.
This powerful prayer can be used rightfully, to seek Allah’s assistance in making decisions concerning school, getting a job, getting married, going to Hajj, or maybe even choosing a house. Read the rest of this entry
Islam is known for its teachings about the equality of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or linguistic background. Muslims regard the diversity of life as a sign of the beauty of Allah’s creation:
“And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colors. Verily in that are signs for those who know” (Qur’an 30:22).
Many of the first Muslims were from the lowest classes of society — slaves, women, and orphans — who were attracted to Muhammad’s message of human worth and equality.
Ramadan is upon us. It’s the most amazing time of the year where Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) makes it so easy for us to get infinite blessings. It’s a time when it’s easier to work on our nafs (self), create good habits, and put intense effort into du`a’s (supplications). Allah is the Most-Merciful all year round, and Ramadan simply opens us up to more mercy.
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The Muslim should make Ramadaan an opportunity to turn over a new leaf by repenting, turning to Allaah, persisting in worshipping Allaah, always being aware that Allaah is watching at every minute of every hour. So after Ramadaan the Muslim should continue to obey Allaah and should avoid sin and evil actions, as a continuation of the way he was during Ramadaan and the things that he did then to draw closer to the Lord of creation.
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And perform As‑Salaah (Iqaamat‑as‑ Salaah), at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night [i.e. the five compulsory Salaah (prayers)]. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds (i.e. small sins). That is a reminder (an advice) for the mindful (those who accept advice)”[Hood 11:114]
The Prophet (sallallähu alaihi wasallam) said, “Whoever believes in Allah and His Apostle, offer prayer perfectly and fasts the month of Ramadan, will rightfully be granted Paradise by Allah, no matter whether he fights in Allah’s Cause or remains in the land where he is born.”
The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle ! Shall we acquaint the people with the is good news?”
He said, “Paradise has one-hundred grades which Allah has reserved for the Mujahidin who fight in His Cause, and the distance between each of two grades is like the distance between the Heaven and the Earth.
So, when you ask Allah (for something), ask for Al-firdaus which is the best and highest part of Paradise.
[Bukhari Book:52 No:48]
Surah Yaseen (36:77-79)
Does man not see that We created him of a spermdrop, and lo! he is flagrantly contentious?
He strikes for Us a similitude and
forgot his own creation. He says: “Who will quicken the bones when they have
Say: “He Who first brought them into being will quicken them;
He knows well about every kind of creation.
Ibn Rajab (rahimahullaah) said:
“O servants of Allaah, indeed the month of Ramadhaan has prepared to leave, and nothing remains except a few more days.Whoever has done well during the month should continue to do well, and whoever was deficient, should try to end the month in good, for indeed actions are according to their completion.
Therefore, take advantage of what remains of the month, and give the month the best farewell and peace.”[Lataif al Maa’rif]
From the team of An’Nisaa -The Woman (النساء ) Jazakumullahu khairan for reading. Please do SHARE after Reading .
By Shaykh Muhammad Jebril | Translated by Shazia Ahmad
Many of us spend a good portion of our Ramadan nights with our hands raised in du`a’ (supplication), listening to the heart-felt words of our imam or shaykh calling on Allah in the witr prayer. For those of us who don’t speak Arabic, it is a time when we often long to understand the meaning of the words being said with such evident intensity and feeling. It is for this reason that we would like to present a beautiful du`a’ of Shaykh Muhammad Jebril of Cairo, Egypt – said at the completion of his recitation of the Qur’an in Ramadan1 – accompanied by an English translation. Read the rest of this entry
Be good to people before you think of doing extra worship because violating Huqooq al-ibaad (rights of people) will not be forgiven by Allah!
Prophet Muhammad (saws) said, “The real bankrupt of my Ummah would be he who would come on the Day of Resurrection with SALAT (prayer), SAUM (fasting) and SADAQAH (charity), (but he will find himself bankrupt on that day as he will have exhausted the good deeds) because he insulted someone, spread false stories about someone, unlawfully devoured the wealth of someone, shed the blood of someone and beat someone; so his good deeds would be credited to the account of those (who suffered at his hand). If his good deeds fall short to clear the account, their sins would be entered in his account and HE WOULD BE THROWN IN THE (HELL) FIRE.”[Muslim]
Praise be to Allaah, we praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allaah from the evil of our own selves and from our evil deeds. Whomsoever Allaah guides cannot be misled, and whomsoever He leaves astray cannot be guided. I bear witness that there is no god except Allaah alone, with no partner or associate, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. Read the rest of this entry
It is related that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
“The greatest fear I have for my community is a lesser form of polytheism… showing off.” (Ahmad)
There is nothing wrong with a believer feeling happy on account of people’s praise. It is only showing off when a person intends to do a good deed for other than God’s sake, so that he or she would not do that deed if no one else was there to see it. Read the rest of this entry
I still remember the first tears coming from my eyes during one of the Ramadan Tarawih nights. They were not related to acknowledgement of sins, interaction with the Quran, or fear of hell fire, they came out simply after hearing a du`aa’ that the Imam made for Palestine. They were sincere supplications that asked Allah to help our brothers and sisters in the holy land, to liberate Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa, to relieve the widows and the orphans and free the prisoners. Read the rest of this entry
Salatul Janzah is Fard Kafayah, that is, if one prays the prayer than all are bareeuz zimma [free of the responsiblity] otherwise all those who received the news but did not come are sinners. Jammat is not a condition for this prayer, it is sufficient even if one person prays, and to deny the fardiat, compulsion, of this salah is kufr, an act of disbelief.
There are two parts of this Salah:
1) To say Allahu Akbar four times
2) Qayam which was three Sunnat Mukeda: Sana, Durood Shareef, and Duaa for the deceased Read the rest of this entry
Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is described in the Quran as, “better than a thousand months” (97:3). Any action done on this night such as reciting the Quran, remembering Allah, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months which do not contain the night of Qadr.
Allah’s Messenger used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater extent than at any other time.” (Muslim). Allah’s peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet. Read the rest of this entry
Do not walk proudly on the earth; your feet cannot tear apart the earth nor are you as tall as the mountains.Quran 17:37
Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w also disliked pride and anything that can lead to self pride which only ruins life as well as the hereafter.
Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 550:
Narrated Abu Musa: A man came to the Prophet and said, “A man fights for pride and haughtiness another fights for bravery, and another fights for showing off; which of these (cases) is in Allah’s Cause?” The Prophet said, “The one who fights that Allah’s Word (Islam) should be superior, fights in Allah’s Cause.” (See Hadith No. 65, Vol. 4)
1. Before standing up for Prayer, try to deal with all the minor urgent matters which demand your attention. If you are pressed by hunger, eat first; if you are pressed to attend to the call of nature, relieve yourself; if you are the parent of an infant, feed him or her, or keep him or her busy. Read the rest of this entry