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Reward for pious believers

​The Prophet (salla Allaahu ‘alayhi wa salaam) said, ALLAH said:
“I have prepared for My pious worshipers such things as no eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard of, and nobody has ever thought of. All that is reserved, besides which, all that you have seen, is nothing.”
[Saheeh Bukhari – Book 60, Hadith 303]

American sister Melissa’s journey to Islam 

​(From Darkness to the Light)
Assalamalaikum, My Name is Melissa….

I used to be a new apostolic christian.

I had a hectic life of drinking alot and having sex with different men.I have 3 children from 3 different men.I was married to the 1 but he never worked, drinking alcohol alot and abused me in front of my children.I have a very good friend who use to give me a lift to work and use to talk about Allah and Islam. Every morning I listened but I wasnt really that interested until the day that he spoke about Allah and there was tears in his eyes…I was so moved about this grown man of 40 yrs that talks about his religion sp passionately. I started getting more interested and in January 2016 I embraced Islam. I go every week to one-on-one classes with the Imam who is teaching me step by step from the history and all I need to know in our daily lives.

I have never regretted my decision and hope other non muslims will open their eyes as well in sha Allah Ameen.

Islam is the only true way of live.Alhamdullilah.
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Terrorism in islam 

​Whoever kills a person [innocent person]

it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind
(Qur’an, 5:32)

Smile is Sunnah

​Narrated Ibn Jaz (ra):

“I have not seen anyone who smiled more than the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ).”

 Jami` at-Tirmidhi

English reference  : Vol. 1, Book 46, Hadith 3641

Arabic reference  : Book 49, Hadith 4002

When a test comes to you

WHEN A TEST COMES TO YOU
1. Know that everything is by Qadr of Allah

 2. Remember that other people have bigger problems than you

 3. Remember the death of the Prophet (pbuh), the greatest calamity the Ummah faced

 4. Maybe through this trial, Allah has saved you from an even bigger trial.

 5. Through this trial Allah will remove some of your sins

 6. Through this trial Allah has opened up a huge world of ibadah like sabr, salah, repentance etc

 7. With this trial, Allah is putting you on the path of the Prophets. It is a confirmation that Allah loves you. The more Allah loves somebody, the more he tests them.”
Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury

Islamic Qoutes 

Kindness 

​Prophet Mohamed peace and blessings be upon him  , said: 

“A man saw a dog eating wet dust out of thirst, so, the man took his shoe and kept on pouring  water with it for the dog until he quenched the dog’s thirst. Allaah Thanked him and admitted him to Paradise.”

 “A woman was tortured and was put in Hell because of a cat which she had kept locked up until it died of hunger.”

Remembrance of Allah 

​That is the point. Allah is saying if your heart is messed up, change it. Until then He will not change the situation we are in.
#Quran [13:11] “Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.”
Basically when our heart is focused on the wrong things we are not in a position to see the opportunities Allah places before us. So if we change how we look at the world, our heart will change and then Allah’s support will be clear to us.

A revert sis opinion about marriage 

​Marriage is not what everyone thinks it is. It’s not waking up early every morning to make breakfast and eat together. Its not cuddling in bed together until both of you peacefully fall asleep. It’s not a clean home and a homemade meal every day. It’s someone who steals all the covers and knees you in the face because the bed is too small for both of you. It’s slammed doors and few harsh words, fights and the silent treatment, it’s wondering if you’ve made the right decision.

It is, despite all of those things, the one thing you look forward to every day.

It’s coming home to the same person everyday that you know loves and cares about you. It’s laughing about the one time you accidentally did something stupid.

It’s about eating the cheapest and easiest meal you can make and sitting down together at 10pm to eat because you both had a crazy day. It’s when you have an emotional breakdown and your love lays on the floor with you and holds you and tells you everything is going to be okay, and you believe them. It’s when “Netflix and chill” literally means you watch Netflix and hang out.

It’s about still loving someone even though they make you absolutely insane.

Living with the person you love is countless fights about absolutely nothing, but is also having a love that people spend their whole life looking for.

It’s not perfect and it’s hard, but it’s amazing and comforting and the best thing you’ll ever experience.

Go ahead and share a picture of the person you love and copy and paste this, make their day.
Via: (Revert American sis Kristine)

Celebrate Mercy

#CelebrateMercy -— Rabiʾ al awwal 1438: Loving the Prophet (ﷺ)

Lady ‘Ā’ishah related that a man came to the Prophet (ﷺ) saying: “O God’s Messenger, I love you more than myself, my wife and children. When I am at home and remember you, I cannot wait to come and gaze at you. Though when I remember my death and your death, I know that when you enter Paradise, you will be raised-up with the Prophets. But even if I enter Paradise, I am afraid I will never see you.” The Prophet (ﷺ) did not answer him until the following was sent down to him, “Whoever obeys Allāh and His Messenger, they are with those whom Allah has favoured, of the Prophets, the highest saints, the martyrs and the righteous. They are the best of company.” [4:69]

Subḥān’Allāh, the concern wasn’t if he would end up in heaven, but if he would be close to the Prophet (ﷺ) or not.

4 secrets of a muslim wife for a happy life

4 Secrets of a Muslim Wife for a Happy Life!
There are many articles and books written about importance of marriage in Islam, duties of a wife and husband and etc. I am sure most of you read those not once and I won’t be repeating the same ahadith in this post. 
1. I would like to share a very different hadith which is usually not quoted when talking about this subject.
After the Battle of Uhud, the Muslims returned to Madinah and were tasked with the unfortunate difficulty of having to tell those who stayed behind, namely the women and children, about the loved ones they lost.
One such person was the Prophet’s (sallalahu aleihi wa sallam) cousin, Hamna bint Jahsh. Her mother and the Prophet’s (sallalahu aleihi wa sallam) father were siblings. Hamna (may Allah have mercy on her) had it tough.
She was first told she lost her brother. Hamna responded with duaa and patience.
She was then told she lost her uncle, and also responded with duaa and patience.
After a little while, someone came to inform her that she also lost her husband, Mus’ab bin Umayr. Upon hearing this news, she screamed and began weeping.
When the Prophet saw her situation, he said something truly remarkable. “A husband has a very special place in the heart of his wife. Marriage is a very profound and strong experience… a wife loves her husband very much, more than even he may realise.”
When the quarrels and hardships of the day take over our lives, we usually forget that indeed Allah has placed an immense love between a husband and wife. It is indeed a miraculous gift how two far and unrelated people became so close and caring of each other.
So anytime you are upset with your spouse or a married life, just remember this gift that Allah has granted you. Do not follow the anger and Shaytan whispers, but rather remember that it is a blessing to be next to your husband and have him in this world. 
2. I receive many of mails where sisters would share their stories of dealing with a tough, not religious, not following his duties husband and they would seek an advise of how to change him. I would always reply that only ALLAH can change hearts. Instead try to change yourself (there is always a room for improvement), be the best example yourself and never forget your salah and making Dua for the best in this Dunya and Akhira. As you know, my parents are not muslims (yet) and many times I would loose hope completely that they would ever embrace Islam… but then one simple Dua – and their hearts get more soft with each time. Thus focus on yourself and your relations with Allah, perfect these relations and yourself and in sha Allah, our Lord will take care of the rest! When your husband realizes that you are being humble and trying to avoid conflicts he will do the same and will have a big impression about you. 
3. Do not compare your life to others especially those couples who are all over social media writing their love letters to each other in the comments over the Instagram photo. As they say the best sign of healthy relationship is no sign of it on Facebook / Istangram / Snapchat (insert the necessary). 
We are all different and especially our men are different and surely second to none 🙂 Your husband may not be publicly writing poems to you on FB but instead he would be patient with you and this is how he shows his love. Or he would always make dua for your place in Jannah with him and none but Allah knows about it.
We are all different and Allah has blessed each of us with our spouses in a unique way. Be grateful for the blessings you are given and thank your Lord every day and in sha Allah you will be increased! 
And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; (Chapter (14) sūrat ib’rāhīm (Abraham). Sahih International)
4. Rasulullah [Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam] said: “The woman who reads her five prayers, fasts in the month of Ramadhan, protects her chastity and is obedient to her I husband; such a woman will enter into Jannah from any of the doors she wishes to enter from’’ 
If you look at this list, it seems easy and difficult at the same time. We all do fast, pray and guide our chastity but how can we be obedient to our husbands at all times because most of the times they are simply not right? Well, noone said the Jannah is easy. Being obedient to your husband means a happy family. Happy family means happy children. The family is the nucleus of civilization and the basic social unit of society. Having happy and healthy families will make our ummah strong! And all this huge task is starting from an obedient woman sunhanallah! Indeed the only fair reward for this duty may be Jannah in sha Allah. How Just our Creator is!
So let these above 4 points be your secrets to a happier and righteous life. 

Once you start living a life like that you see the change in your husband and yourself which would definitely make your love story like that which are read in books bidihnillah.

Advices for Married couples 

An Advice for Married Brother and Sisters ❤
And my advices 🙂

– Avoid negative thinkings

– Help each other getting more closer to Allah

Via doing tahajjud, charity.

– Give time to each other, ur lifepartner doesn’t want all money, suited person… she expects and wants ur time and ur strictness on deen after she found ppl looking very handsome,suited, successful and professional but with alot low personality like dishonesty, soft porn addicted and liars.. so be true muslim 

– Give ur time to deen, by both participating at Islamic events

– Have plan for training and presenting dawah activist and severs of this deen children/kids to society

If not we would be loser after death coz if not islamic they would b gangster and disrespectful persons…
And above was advices from a single bro 🙂

Now u can share ur own advices and effective ways of living more with love and in circle of islam for ur married Muslim bro and sisters.

A believer can’t lie 

Lying is one of the characteristics of the hypocrites, and it is a blameworthy trait which encourages one to commit evil and prevents one from doing good. Al-Bukhaari (6094) and Muslim (2607) narrated that Ibn Mas‘ood (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “I enjoin you to be truthful, for truthfulness leads to righteousness and righteousness leads to Paradise. A man may continue to tell the truth and endeavour to be truthful until he is recorded with Allah as a speaker of truth. And beware of lying, for lying leads to wickedness and wickedness leads to Hell. A man may continue to tell lies and endeavour to tell lies, until he is recorded with Allah as a liar.” 
Assim Al Hakeem

Loving ur life partner for the sake of Allah swt 

After the Battle of Uhud, the Muslims returned to Madinah and were tasked with the unfortunate difficulty of having to tell those who stayed behind, namely the women and children, about the loved ones they lost.
One such person was the Prophet (S)’s cousin, Hamna bint Jahsh. Her mother and the Prophet (S)’s father were siblings. Hamna (R) had it tough. 
She was first told she lost her brother. Hamna responded with duaa and patience.
She was then told she lost her uncle, and also responded with duaa and patience.
After a little while, someone came to inform her that she also lost her husband, Mus’ab bin Umayr. Upon hearing this news, she screamed and began weeping.
When the Prophet saw her situation, he said something truly remarkable. “A husband has a very special place in the heart of his wife. Marriage is a very profound and strong experience… a wife loves her husband very much, more than even he may realize.”

Sometimes we deal with things in accordance to what we perceive to be religious rhetoric, and respond with what we believe the Prophet (S) would have said. If a woman were to get the news of her husband’s death and she broke down crying, we might say, “Have sabr, have patience. Don’t cry. Everything will be okay. Trust Allah.”
And what we’re saying isn’t wrong- she should, and probably will, come to internalize all those things. But what are we doing in the process? We’re minimizing her grief, and not acknowledging her suffering. We’re not the ones who lost a family member right now, she did- so it’s easy for us to say “have patience.”
What do we mean by “have patience”?! Have we ever gotten the news that our world just completely fell apart? That we just became widowed, and our children became orphaned?
If anybody could tell somebody else to be patient, who would it have been? Muhammad (S), our prophet, the Messenger of Allah. The man who suffered and lived through the deaths of 6 of his children. Can you imagine going through that pain 6 times in your life? Shrouding 6 of your children?
If anybody had the credibility, license, and ability to tell someone else to be patient throughout loss and suffering, it was the Prophet (S). But instead, he (S), in his wisdom, chose to respond in a different way.
He acknowledged her pain and validated her. He honored her marriage and complimented her relationship with the man she lost. Everything else will come with time. This is how you have empathy. And this… this is how you console people. Abdul Nasir Jangda

Sharia 


There are about 6,236 verses in the Quran and ONLY 80 verses of those 6,236 deal with the penal system in ISLAM which is the first thing people think about when you mention the word Sharia(God’s law) because of people being conditioned to fear Islam based on false information and lies being fed to them.
Sharia is Islam and Islam is Sharia and you can’t separate the two.

Try getting to know the other 6,156 verses in the Quran that talk to you directly from your Creator and about ONLY worshiping ONE God alone, Mercy, Justice, Charity, Prayer, taking care of the orphans, honouring your parents, being good and kind, being morally upright, being chaste, the day of judgement, Paradise and Hellfire, so many other amazing things that you’re losing out on by not reading sincerely and connecting with the verbatim word of God the QURAN.
There is no other book like it in the world, try and put it to the test!

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Signs of weak faith

​🌸 Signs of weak Faith:
Committing sins and not feeling any guilt.

Having a hard heart and no desire to read the Quran.
Feeling too lazy to do good deeds, e.g. being late for salat
Neglecting the Sunnah.
Having mood swings, for instance being upset about petty things and bothered and irritated most of the time.
Not feeling anything when hearing verses from the Quran, for example when Allah warns us of punishments and His promise of glad tidings.
Finding difficulty in remembering Allah and making dhikr.
Not feeling bad when things are done against the Shariah.
Desiring status and wealth.
Being mean and miserly, i.e. not wanting to part with wealth.
Ordering others to do good deeds when not practising them ourselves.
Feeling pleased when things are not progressing for others.
Being concerned with whether something is haram or halal only; and not avoiding makroo (not recommended) things.
Making fun of people who do simple good deeds, like cleaning the mosque.
Not feeling concerned about the situation of Muslims.
Not feeling the responsibility to do something to promote Islam.
Liking to argue just for the sake of arguing without any proof.
Becoming engrossed and very involved with dunya, worldly things, i.e. feeling bad only when losing something in terms of material wealth.
Becoming engrossed and obsessive about ourselves.

The study of tawheed

The Study of Tawheed

Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq Al-Badr (may Allaah preserve him)

The study of Tawheed is based on seeking knowledge about the Oneness of Allaah in His Lordship, Names and Attributes and His sole right to be worshipped without partners. This is the most virtuous of all knowledge. And among the virtues of Tawheed is that it is what makes acts of worship sound and accepted by Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic). All acts of worship-be they few or numerous-are not accepted unless when established upon Tawheed. And for this reason, Allaah (The Most High) said:

فَمَنْ كَانَ يَرْجُوا لِقَاءَ رَبِّهِ فَلْيَعْمَلْ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا وَلَا يُشْرِكْ بِعِبَادَةِ رَبِّهِ أَحَدًا

”So whoever hopes for the Meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord.” That is: (righteous actions) sincerely perform for Allaah (alone).” [Soorah Al-Kahf: Ayah:110]

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Ramadhan tradition in ottoman empire

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#Ramadan Traditions in The Ottoman Empire

Month of mercy

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The month of Mercy

In this month, those bosses who facilitate the work of those under their commands and who make it easy for them to worship will be forgiven. They will be emancipated from Hell.

In the blessed month of Ramadan, the Messenger of Allah used to emancipate the slaves and would give whatever was asked from him.

Those who can do good deeds in this month will be blessed with doing such deeds all the year round. If a person disrespects this month and commits sins in this month, he or she will spend all the year sinning.

Free Iftar for those who lives at London

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He hated muslims, attacked mosques and now?

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He hated Islam and attacked a mosque in #Arizona but now he is reverted to Islam subhanah allah he guides whoever he wills
سبحان الله من كاره للإسلام ومعتدى على المسجد فى اريزونا الى الدخول فى الاسلام حقا ان الله بهدى من يشاء

“”Our Prophet (sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam) praised the science
of medicine in various ways.

An example is his statement: “There are two kinds of knowledge: knowledge of the body and knowledge of religion.”

That is, by saying that these two are the most important sciences, the religious knowledge, which protects the soul, and the knowledge of health, which protects the body, he wanted us to strive to keep our body and soul vigorous.

For all kinds of good deeds can be done only with a healthy body.””

This text was quoted from a book “Islam and Christianity” prepared by Huseyin Hilmi Isik, [CONDITIONS FOR BEING A TRUE MUSLIM]

We see and hear so much about terrorism & the words “Islam” & “Muslim” are always used in association with in the media. What’s the truth?

We see and hear so much about terrorism & the words “Islam” & “Muslim” are always used in association with it in the media. What’s the truth? Read the rest of this entry

What is the istikhara prayer and how does one perform it?

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Living islam way – sister Megan wyatt

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We have to understand the difference between living authentically and living Islam.

People leave parts of what is required in Islam in order to be “authentic.”

“I’m not that pious of a Muslim, so I might as well stop looking like one and just shave my beard.”

“I wore the hijab because all my friends did back in high school, but I don’t really feel it’s me anymore, so I want to remove it.”

“I feel it’s more authentic for me to meditate than it is for me to perform Salah, so I’ll do that and trust that God appreciates my desire to be real.”

“I have a girlfriend, so really, there is no point in going to Jumu’ah. I would just be a huge hypocrite anyhow.”

I believe we should be authentic people, but we also have to contemplate if we are falling out of the authenticity of being a creation of God and a Muslim by our fitrah, and instead, choosing a path that feels “right” to us simply because it’s easier, because it’s what we want right now, and because we are too afraid to challenge our spiritual states, and do the work required to become who we need to be.

Instead of quitting on Islam or it’s acts of worship, the goal should be to seek to understand the knowledge behind them, and to keep seeking. An act of faith is required here combined with a heart full of absolute sincerity.

Anything less than that would be inauthentic to our very soul.

A story from the caliphate of Umar R.A

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“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.

The girl said, “You adulterated milk, when you were not a Muslim. Now that we are Muslims, we cannot adulterate milk.” The mother said that Islam did not stand in the way of adulteration of milk. The daughter said, “Have you forgotten the Caliph’s order? He wants that the milk should not be adulterated.” The mother said, “But the Caliph has forgotten us. We are so poor, what else should we do but adulterate milk in order win bread?” The daughter said “Such a bread would not be lawful, and as a Muslim I would not do anything which is against the orders of the Caliph, and whereby other Muslims are deceived.”

The mother said, “But there is neither the Caliph nor any of his officers here to see what we do. Daughter you are still a child. Go to bed now and tomorrow I will myself mix the milk with water for you.” The girl refused to fall in with the plan of her mother. She said, “Caliph may or may not be here, but his order must be obeyed. My conscience is my Caliph. You may escape the notice of the Caliph and his officers, but how can we escape the notice of Allah and our own conscience.” Thereupon the mother remained quiet. The lamp was extinguished and the mother and the daughter went to sleep.

The next day, Caliph Umar sent a man to purchase milk from the girl. The milk was unadulterated. The girl kept her resolve. CaliphUmar turned to his companion and said, “The girl has kept her resolve in spite of the exhortation of her mother. She deserves a reward. What reward should I give her? She should be paid some money,” said Ibn Abbas. Caliph Umar said, “Such a girl would become a great mother. Her integrity is not to be weighed with few coins; it is to be measured in the scale of national values. I shall offer her the highest award in my gift, and which shall also be in the highest interest of the nation.”

The Caliph summoned the daughter and the mother to his court. The mother trembled as she stood before the mighty ruler. But the girl faced the Caliph boldly and with great equanimity. She was beautiful, and there was an impressive dignity about her. Then before the gathering, Caliph Umar related how he had overheard the mother and the daughter, and how in spite of the exhortations of the mother the daughter had kept her resolve.
Someone suggested that the mother should be taken to task. The Caliph said that ordinarily he would have punished the mother, but he had forgiven her for the sake of her daughter. Turning to the girl the great Caliph said, “Islam needs daughters like you and as a Caliph of Islam it devolves on me to reward you by owning you as a daughter.” The Caliph called his sons, and addressing them said, “Here is a gem of a girl who would make a great mother. I desire that one of you should take this girl as wife. I know of no better bride than this girl of sterling character. In matters of wedlock, it should be the character and not the stature in life that should count.”
Abdullah and Abdur Rahman the elder sons of the Caliph were already married. Asim the third son was yet unmarried, and he offered to marry the girl. Thereupon with the consent of the milkmaid and her mother Asim was married to the girl, and milkmaid became the daughter-in-law of the Caliph.

From this union was born a daughter Umm Asim, who became in due course the mother of Umar bin Abdul Aziz. Umar bin AbdulAziz was elected as Caliph and served for a short period during 717 – 720.
While other Caliphs of the Ummayad dynasty reveled in luxury, Umar bin Abdul Aziz as a Caliph set up standards for austerity and simplicity following in the footsteps of Caliph Umar, the second Caliph of Islam. It is said that if ever there was a noble Caliph after the first four Rightly guided Caliphs,such a man was Umar bin Abdul Aziz. And he inherited the noble qualities of the milkmaid who married the Caliph’s son, and those of Caliph Umar Farooq who had the eye to discern the nobler qualities of sterling character in a poor girl.”

Right of believers towards each other

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It was reported from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet SAW said: “If any one of you sneezes, let him say ‘Al-hamdu Lillaah,’ and let his brother or his companion say, ‘Yarhamuk Allah.’ And if he says to him, ‘Yarhamuk Allah,’ let him say, ‘Yahdeekum Allahu wa yusliha baalakum (May Allah guide you and correct your thinking).’” [Reported by al-Bukhari, 10/502]

This is actually a right our brothers and sisters have over us, we must reply back with Yarhamuk Allah if we hear someone say alhamdulillah after they sneeze, at least one of us must. This is a right they have over you much like giving Salam- you must reply to Salam (unless you are female, you don’t have to reply to a male if you fear it will lead to other things).

Getting to my point, ever wonder why we do this, besides the Prophet SAW’s order mentioned in the hadith above? Well, it dates all the way back to our Father Adam A.S. and when he was first brought to life by Allah SWT.

Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: ‘When Allah created Adam and breathed the spirit into him, he (Adam AS) sneezed and said, “Al-hamdu Lillaah (Praise be to Allah).” So he praised Allah by His permission and his Lord said to him, “Yarhamuk Allah (May Allah have mercy on you), Adam.” [Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4662]

Adam’s (man’s) first word’s was Alhamdulillah to Allah and Allah’s first words to man was “May Allah have mercy on you.” Subhanallah, Allah forgiving Adam AS before he and any of mankind even made a mistake. How Merciful and Great is Allah SWT?

The Believers

If you do not feel for your Ummah and its pains, do not count yourself as being part of it.

Nu’man bin Bashir رضي الله عنه reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said,

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99 Names of Allah

Where Does Allah Ta’ala exists {According to Ahlus Sunnah}?

You alone we worship!

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You alone we worship!

The Arabic word ‘ibadah translates as ‘worship’ in English, and according to the Oxford Dictionary worship is ‘the practice of showing respect for God’. The meaning of ‘ibadah in Islam is also similar to this that an individual demonstrates his humbleness and humility before an entity whom he considers to be a deity (ma’bud). In view of this, for example, when a person performing prayer (salat) stands upright with his hands down at his sides after bowing (ruku’), then this is also worship, since the entity for whom he is standing is his true deity and God. On the contrary, if a son stands before his father even with his hands folded together, then this is still not worship, rather it is respect and reverence, since no Muslim son considers his father to be divine.

Furthermore, the Qur’an states that the angels prostrated to Prophet Adam [as], and the brothers of Prophet Yusuf (Joseph [as]) prostrated to him. In spite of this, the angels did not become polytheists and nor did the brothers of Prophet Yusuf [as], since they did not consider the objects of their prostration as deities or divine beings, rather only respect was intended. Islam has commanded both worship and respect. Worship is for Allah, and respect is for the righteous servants of Allah. Therefore, not differentiating between worship and respect, and simply accusing a person showing respect of performing worship, thereby labelling him a mushrik (polytheist), is against the character of the Qur’an.

Only Allah alone is worthy of worship. An individual who worships some other creation (Prophet, Friend of Allah, sun, fire, stone, etc.) is clearly affected by some beauty or quality within the object of his worship. Such splendour or excellence, however, is not intrinsic, rather it is bestowed and granted by Allah. Had Allah not placed such a quality within the object, no individual would have been moved by it nor affected. Hence worthy of worship is not the possessor of such excellence, rather it is the Creator of such excellence, who has adorned the universe with splendour and perfection.

In relation to worship, the statement of Rabi’ah al-‘Adawiyyah deserves attention when she said: “I swear by You, O Allah! I do not worship You due to the desire for Paradise or due to the fear of Hell, rather I worship You because You are truly worthy of worship.”

If the houri of Paradise is in the heart dwelling;
What worship is this? This is mere bargaining!

[Adapted from ‘Tafsir Imdad-ul-Karam’ by Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada]

Concept of God in Islam

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Monotheism, belief in one God, is the most important and foundational concept in Islam. Muslims believe in one God who created the universe and has power over everything within it. He is unique and exalted above everything He creates, and His greatness cannot be compared to His creation. Furthermore, He is the only one deserving of any worship and the ultimate purpose of all creation is to submit to Him. The Islamic understanding of God is distinct from all other religions and beliefs in various respects since it is based on a pure and clear understanding of monotheism. This essentially captures the concept of God in Islam, which will be further elaborated in this pamphlet.

Muslims often refer to God as Allah. This is a universal name for God and does not refer to an exclusively ‘Islamic’ God. Interestingly, this name is related to the Aramaic and Hebrew names for God, Allaha and Elohim. Therefore, Allah is simply the Arabic name for God which affirms that He is One singular God with no partners or equals. The name Allah cannot be pluralized or limited to a specific gender, which establishes that God is One and that He is unique from everything He creates. Muslims continue to use this original Arabic name for God (Allah) since it perfectly expresses His unique qualities.

God is the Creator and the Sustainer of the universe who created everything for a reason. Muslims believe that He created humankind with a simple purpose – to worship Him. He sent messengers to guide people in fulfilling this purpose. Some of these messengers include Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, peace be upon all of them. They all taught a consistent message about God by affirming His greatness as the Creator and guiding people to worship Him alone. This basic concept has always resonated with people’s natural understanding of God. (Click here to learn more about prophets in Islam.)

When the final prophet, Muhammad, peace be upon him (pbuh), was asked about God, the answer came directly from God in the holy book of Muslims, the Quran (also spelled ‘Koran’): “Say, ‘He is God the One, God the eternal. He begot no one nor was He begotten. No one is comparable to Him.’” [112:1-4] This is a clear statement by God describing Himself to humanity without any room for confusion. God is One and is exalted above everything He creates and He is capable over all things.

Fully accepting the oneness of God is to accept that He is distinct from everything else. It would not suit God’s majesty and glory to associate the limited attributes of His creation to Him because He is not restricted in any way, while His creation is. He is the First with no beginning and the Last with no end. Everything in the universe was created by His will. He is not confined by space or time and He is the only One who is in control and provides for His creation.

“He is God: there is no god other than Him. It is He who knows what is hidden as well as what is in the open, He is the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy. He is God: there is no god other than Him, the Controller, the Holy One, Source of Peace, Granter of Security, Guardian over all, the Almighty, the Compeller, the Truly Great; God is far above anything they consider to be His partner. He is God: the Creator, the Originator, the Shaper. The best names belong to Him. Everything in the heavens and earth glorifies Him: He is the Almighty, the Wise.” [Quran, 59:22-24]

Pure Monotheism

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Quotes of the day

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If an unlimited bounty should offer kingdoms,
If a buried treasure should grant me gems . . .
I would bow my soul low, lay my face in the dust
And plead: ‘Grant me instead, the Love of God!’
~Rumi

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Those devoted to the path of the ‘knowledge of God’s realisation’ (Irfaan ) have nothing to speak of except God.

~Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti

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“Don’t be arrogant with knowledge. A little bit of learning is a dangerous thing.
Drink deep, because shallow drinks intoxicate the brain.”

Imam Ghazali

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“Man is either your brother in faith or your equal in humanity.” – Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib

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In a Hasan/good Hadith, related by Imam Bukhari in his book on manners = al-Adab al-Mufrad. There is from Iyad ibn Khalifa that he heard ‘Ali, Karam’Allahu Wajhahu, say at Siffin,

“The intellect is located in the heart. Mercy is located in the liver, Compassion is located in the spleen. The self (nafs) is located in the lungs.”
حَدَّثَنَا سَعِيدُ بْنُ أَبِي مَرْيَمَ، قَالَ: أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُسْلِمٍ قَالَ: أَخْبَرَنِي عَمْرُو بْنُ دِينَارٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، عَنْ عِيَاضِ بْنِ خَلِيفَةَ، عَنْ عَلِيٍّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ، أَنَّهُ سَمِعَهُ بِصِفِّينَ يَقُولُ: إِنَّ الْعَقْلَ فِي الْقَلْبِ، وَالرَّحْمَةَ فِي الْكَبِدِ، وَالرَّأْفَةَ فِي الطِّحَالِ، وَالنَّفَسَ فِي الرِّئَةِ.

{Section ~ Illness and Visiting Those Who are Ill ~ 250 #547 ~ The intellect is located in the heart}

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Actions are lifeless forms, but the presence of an inner reality of sincerity within them is what endows them with life-giving Spirit.
Ibn Ata’illah

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“Don’t be dead or asleep or awake.
Don’t be anything.
What you most want,
what you travel around wishing to find,
lose yourself as lovers lose themselves,
and you’ll be that.”
―Attar

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The home we seek is in eternity;
The Truth we seek is like a shoreless sea,
Of which your paradise is but a drop.
This ocean can be yours; why should you stop
Beguiled by dreams of evanescent dew?
The secrets of the sun are yours, but you
Content yourself with motes trapped in its beams.
Turn to what truly lives, reject what seems —
Which matters more, the body or the soul?
Be whole: desire and journey to the Whole.

Shaykh Farid ud-Din Attar

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“Love Is The Cure,
for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain
until your eyes constantly exhale love as effortlessly as your body yields its scent.”
~Rumi

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”The knower of secrets, the key to Sainthood, the helper of the needy, the King of the friends of Allah, the one who uttered ”My foot is on the neck of every Wali (Saint).”

Sultan al-Awliyah Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani

Is it that whenever there came to you a Messenger with that which you yourselves desire not, you grow arrogant?

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“Is it that whenever there came to you a Messenger with that which you yourselves desire not, you grow arrogant? ” _[Qur’an 2:87]

“And if you deny, then nations before you have denied (their Messengers). And the duty of the Messenger is only to convey (the Message) plainly.”_[Qur’an 29:18]

“And verily messengers [Abraham-Ishmael-Isaac-Moses-Esa/Eshoa (Jesus)…] before you [Muhammad] were mocked but in the end, the mockers were overwhelmed by the very thing they ridiculed.”_[Qur’an – 21:41]

” But when he [Eshoa(Jesus)] came to them with clear evidences, they said, “This is obvious magic.”_[Qur’an 61:6]

‘Indeed, We have revealed to you [Muhammad] as We revealed to Noah and the prophets after him. And we revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, the Descendants, Esa/Eshoa (Jesus), Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David We gave the book [of Psalms].’_Qur’an 4:163

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Behold! the angels said: “O Maryam[Mary]! The One God (The Creator) gives you the glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Messiah (Christ) Esa/Eshoa (Jesus), the son of Maryam[Mary], held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to The One God (The Creator)… and when of a mature age, and (he shall be) of the righteous ones…The One God (The Creator) creates what He pleases; when He has decreed a matter, He only says to it, Be, and it is. _[Qur’an, Surah/chapter 3:45-47]

…But the Messiah/Christ said: “O CHILDREN OF ISRAEL! WORSHIP THE ONE GOD, MY LORD AND YOUR LORD.” _[Qur’an 5:72]

‘They [Maryam (Mary) and her son Eshoa (Jesus)] had both to eat their (daily) food. See how The One God [The Creator] doth make His signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth!’_[Quran chapter 5:75]

‘To Him (The Creator) is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: When He decreeth a matter, He saith to it: “Be,” and it is.’_[Qur’an 2:117]

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Jesus (PBUH) in Islam Yusha Evans

Jesus & Muhammad Brothers in Faith – Yusha Evans

Beautiful recitation by Imam Mustafa Graf of Didsbury mosque on the birth of Jesus (upon whom be peace).

Beautiful recitation by Imam Mustafa Graf of Didsbury mosque on the birth of Jesus (upon whom be peace).

Indeed, the example of Jesus to Allah is like that of Adam. He created Him from dust; then He said to him, “Be,” and he was.

(Qur’an – 3:59)

O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, “Three”; desist – it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.

(Qur’an – 4:171)

What is the Bible & the Injeel? | John Fontain | The Deen Show

JESUS CHRIST SON OF GOD?

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JESUS CHRIST SON OF GOD? THE MEANING OF SON OF GOD
Description: An examination of the concept that Jesus is the son of God from Christian sources. The meaning of the term “Son of God” in the Old and New Testament.

Son of God, son of David, or son of Man? Jesus is identified as “son of David” fourteen times in the New Testament, starting with the very first verse (Matthew 1:1). The Gospel of Luke documents forty-one generations between Jesus and David, while Matthew lists twenty-six. Jesus, a distant descendant, can only wear the “son of David” title metaphorically. But how then should we understand the title, “son of God?”

The “Trilemma,” a common proposal of Christian missionaries, states that “Jesus was either a lunatic, a liar, or the Son of God, as he claimed to be.” For the sake of argument, let’s agree that Jesus was neither a lunatic nor a liar. Let’s also agree he was precisely what he claimed to be. But what, exactly, was that? Jesus called himself “Son of Man” frequently, consistently, perhaps even emphatically, but where did he call himself “Son of God?”

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FROM DANCER TO Deen (Islam)

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FROM DANCER TO DEEN

 In The Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The most Merciful.

From Dancer to Deen

By Ruqayyah Dawood

Around four years ago I was sorting out my storeroom when I came across, amongst other dusty objects, a tenor recorder, a folder of certificates and photographs from my dancing days, a black velvet sash with many gold medals sewn on it, and four dancing trophies. My daughter, who was twelve at the time, had been laughing at my luminous pink ‘nikah’ dress and looking through artwork and writing from my school days when she became detracted. The hideous outfit, poetry and drawings of cats were soon forgotten when she eyeballed the tenor recorder.

“Oh, Mummy, did you ever play that? Can I have a go?”

As she tried to get a tune out of it, asking what other instruments I played, it hit me that my children probably don’t see me as a revert, even though they know I wasn’t always a Muslim.  I’m just simply their ‘Mummy’ who reminds them to pray and discourages music even making them turn down the volume on their PlayStation. Certain characteristics they possess, such as an absence of racism and an open mind towards ‘not yet Muslims’ I find endearing and realise almost certainly it is because of me being a white revert myself, whilst their father is British Pakistani. It wasn’t unusual to hear my children explaining to other Muslim children that not all ‘white people’ are horrible to Muslims- “mummy is white and so is my nana, and they’re very nice!” I often heard them point out to friends, adding with pride, “And our Mum is a Muslim!” Nor was it infrequent for them to educate their mates, Muslim or not, that the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, was not Pakistani but an Arab! My daughter would often answer to those who enquired after her ethnicity, that she is half Pakistani, half white but really just human and Muslim!

So I reluctantly informed her that I played the cello and the piano a bit too, “BUT this was before I became a Muslim,” I emphasised!

So that was that. Or so I thought.

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Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus PBUH

It is good to encourage our children to fast by Dr Zakir Naik

Who is the Almighty Allah | Powerful Speech

HE IS GOD ┇ THE ONE & ONLY

The Bible foretelling prophet Muhammad (saw)

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Answering Those Who Altered The Religion Of Jesus Christ (PBUH)

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by : Sheikh-ul-Islam ibn Taimiyah
This book is one of the most important Islamic books which gives right answers about Christianity….
download from here
http://islamfuture.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/answering-those-who-altered-the-religion-of-jesus-christ.pdf

65 Reasons to Believe Jesus Did Not Die on the Cross

1.   Why crucifixion?

Jews wanted him to be killed through crucifixion, so they can prove that  Jesus is not a beloved of God, rather the curse of God is on him. Jews could  have killed him easily as they were in hundreds of thousands in number and very  strong. If killing should have been their desire, they could have done it  easily. Just like they paid thirty pieces of silver to one of his disciples, if  they would have paid him more, he might have done this service too. But they  wanted him to be crucified so they can prove that he is not from God, rather he  is an imposter and a fabricator. If he was from God, then God will definitely  save him. May be that was the reason that Jesus was so reluctant to suffer on  the cross.

2.   Who  wanted him to be crucified? Read the rest of this entry

The Best of forgivers, that is our Allaah

When Allaah pardons those who say His name just once with love, will He not surely pardon those lovers who remember Him night and day? Will He deprive those lovers of His Grace, His Paradise and His beauty? Far is it from Him!

Therefore, we are told, if a person flings another’s fault in his face, be it in public or in pr…ivate, the earth itself appeals to Allaah to let it deal with the one who exposes the other’s fault. “My Lord,” says the earth, “You are the Lord of All Worlds, yet You cover up the sins of Your servants, rather than flinging them in their faces. This man, himself a sinner, has disgraced a servant of Yours by exposing his offence. Pray permit me to swallow up this fellow, as I swallowed Qarun.”

If a person sees another’s sin, yet hides the fault he has seen and does not divulge it to others, Allaah will cover up seventy of that person’s sins and faults.

He is the Forgiver of sins and Veil-er of faults.

Four Unbreakable Promises from Allah

8473_180745578757074_649549997_n1) ‘So remember Me; I will remember you.’ [Surat al-Baqarah: 152]

2) ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]…’ [Surat Ibrahim: 7]…

3) ‘Call upon Me; I will respond to you…’ [Surat Ghafir: 60]

4) ‘…and Allah would not punish them while they seek forgiveness.’ [Surat al-Anfal: 33]

Even though we break our promise with our Lord, always remember that He will never break His Allahu Akbar

If Allah is most merciful, why does He like to see people burn in hell?

1526845_594589343923852_774864255_nIf Allah is most merciful, why did He create humans when He knew that majority of them will go to Hell-Fire? Why does Allah like to see people burn in Hell? If Allah is most merciful, why does He like to see people burn in hell?

Since we are already here on earth, there is no point in discussing this question, as nothing is …going to change. However, since by nature man is inquisitive, in sha Allaah, we will try to understand why He created the universe. Read the rest of this entry

Bible is its own worst enemy , I can’t think of better one – C.Dennis Mckinsey

The Title: Top 10 Reasons Why Jesus Christ Is Not God -Yushva Evans

The Title: Top 10 Reasons Why Jesus Christ Is Not God -Yushva Evans Short Description: A marvelous episode from the Deenshow.com about the top ten reasons why Jesus (peace be upon him) is not a god. Brother Yushva  Evans confirms that he can mention additional reasons along with what he said and that the reasons are not confined to these ten reasons. They are here in a descending order: 10- God c…annot be born. 9- No explicit statement in which Jesus said, “I’m God” or “Worship me”. 8- No one can see God in this life. 7- Jesus never taught the Trinity. 6- God does not sleep, eat, drink, etc. Jesus slept, ate, drank, etc. 5- Jesus does not know everything. 4- Jesus explicitly states that he is not God. 3- The Bible does not call Jesus the son of God alone. 2- God cannot change. He is perfect. 1- God is the essence of the worship. He is the object of worship. Had Jesus been God, he would have told people to worship him. Truly, he did the exact opposite as in Matthew 15:9.

God does not become a human being – Dr. Zakir Naik

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Some may argue that God does not become a human being but only takes a human form. If God only takes a human form but does not become a human being, He should not possess any human qualities. We know that all the ‘God-men’, have human qualities and failings. They have all the human needs such as the need to eat…, sleep, etc. Read the rest of this entry

Will Christians enter Paradise or go to Hell?

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Will Christians enter Paradise or go to Hell? Sura 5:69 says “Yes”, Sura 5:72 (just 3 verses later) says “No”.
The first says that those who “believe in Allaah,” i.e. became Muslims, shall be saved. This is explained in sufficient detail by the proceeding verse, verse 68, which requires them to first accept the Noble Qur’aan and “stand straight” (Arabic: “Tuqeemoo”) the Bible before they shall be considered in possession of any portion of guidance…. Strange how the author of this list managed to side-step the requirements that are presented and which first must be present in them in order for them to be saved. All he reads is the word “saved.” The stipulation that they must first follow the Noble Qur’aan is for some reason conveniently disregarded. Read the rest of this entry

Quick evidence that Jesus is not God

Quick evidence that Jesus is not God – by Dr Shabir Ally

Often Muslims ask me how they may quickly show their Christian friends that Jesus is not God. Show them Mark 13:32 where Jesus is reported to have said about the end times: “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Christians generally believe that “the Son” in that verse refers to Jesus himself. In that case, it is his confession that there is something that he does not know, and therefore that he is not the all-knowing God.