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Warning Signs of Riyâ’ (Showing Off)

Certain actions do not directy fall under riyâ’ (doing good deeds to show off, instead of for the sake of Allah) but are the preliminary steps leading to it. They are like signs warning of the impending arrival of riyâ’. If a person finds himself involved in any of these actions, he should honestly question his motives in doing them in order to avoid actually falling into riyâ’. The following are some of the warning signs of riyâ.

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Allah is the most merciful

Rasūlillah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “A man who never did any good deed, said to his family, ‘When I die, you should burn me and throw half the ashes of my burnt body in the earth and the other half in the sea.

For by Allāh, if Allāh should get a hold of me, He would inflict such a punishment on me, as He has never inflicted on anybody among the people before.”

But when he died, Allāh ordered the sea to collect his ashes and similarly ordered the earth to collect his ashes.

When Allāh recreated him, Allāh asked, “Why did you do such a thing?”

The man replied, “For being afraid of You, and You know it very well.”

Because of this, Allāh forgave him.

Despair not, the Mercy of Allāh. Qūr’an

[Sahih Bukhari.]

Associating partner with allah

Associating Partners With Allah

Allah says in the Qur’an:

*إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَغْفِرُ أَنْ يُشْرَكَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَٰلِكَ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ ۚ وَمَنْ يُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدِ افْتَرَىٰ إِثْمًا عَظِيمًا*

Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin. [Qursn -Sura An-Nisa’, Ayah 48]

In another Surah Allah says:

*وَمَا يُؤْمِنُ أَكْثَرُهُمْ بِاللَّهِ إِلَّا وَهُمْ مُشْرِكُونَ*

And most of them believe not in Allah except while they associate others with Him. -Sura Yusuf, Ayah 106 Narrated `Abdullah: I asked the Prophet, “What is the greatest sin in the Sight of Allah?” He said, “That you set up a rival unto Allah though He Alone created you.” I said, “That is indeed a great sin.” Then asked, “What is next?” He said, “To kill your son lest he should share your food with you.” I asked, “What is next?” He said, “To commit illegal sexual intercourse with the wife of your neighbor.” [Bukhari Vol.6 Book 60 Hadith 4]

Narrated `Abdullah: The Prophet (ﷺ) said one statement and I said another. The Prophet (ﷺ) said “Whoever dies while still invoking anything other than Allah as a rival to Allah, will enter Hell (Fire).” And I said, “Whoever dies without invoking anything as a rival to Allah, will enter Paradise.” [Bukhari Vol.6 Book 60 Hadith 24]

In the journey of Life..

In your Journey, you will meet many Souls. Some relationships will be blessings, others will serve as lessons. Either way, never regret knowing someone. Everyone you encounter teaches you something important that you need to learn. Some people will test you, some will use you, and some will teach you; But most importantly some will be the ones who will inspire you and bring out the best in you. And when you find the right people who will love and pray for you, who stand by you through the good and bad. For they are the ones who will truly help you in your journey and make your souls blossom. So choose your friends wisely… ❝Close friends, that Day, will be enemies to each other, except for the righteous.❞ [Surah Az-Zukhruf : 67]

Ex-Christian Brother Musa Abdul Hadi’s Journey to Islam (from U.S Dallas,Texas)

 

I start by saying praise and glory to Allah Subhanahu wa ta ala, to whom all thanks belongs. He whom Allah guides will find no one to miss guide Him, and He whom Allah causes to stray will find no helper except in Allah Subhanahu wa ta ala.
I was born and raised in Dallas Texas of the United States.
My parents separated when I was 5 and I spent most of my time growing up living with my mom, 2 brothers and 1 sister with my grandparents. It was a very religious Christian home.
My grandma was a Sunday school teacher, and my grandfather and her never missed a Sunday in church. With that being said I learned a lot about the Bible from a young age, and I took an interest in God from a very young age. But my family pretty much took it as I just wanted to show off to my grandparents who were active in church, which was an initial shock to me that even my Christian family would take my religious seriousness as a joke. After brushing that off I quickly realized, still at a young age, that Christians were mean people in general.

At some point in elementary school my grandmother passed away, and a few years later my grandfather. Without them there my mom got away from church, and I eventually formed an atheist point of view by high school. But even before I considered my self as complete atheist, I had serious doubts in religion from my experiences at church.

But once I hit high school I turned more rebellious and spent a lot of time making some big mistakes, and spent the majority of my years between 15 and 18 in and out of jail. At 18 I moved from Dallas to California and pretty much kept my self out of trouble from that point on, but other than that my choices weren’t much better, and as the years went on, the further and further I was from any form of truth. Eventually I found my way to Pennsylvania when I was 19, and ended up being with a girl that I have been with ever since and ended up getting engaged to. I started to grow more and more in my hatred of religion in general, I felt religion was only something people used to make them selves feel better than others.

In 2008 for some reason I just completely changed, and out of no where felt the urge to get closer to God and get my life on a better path. I started with reading the Bible, because I wanted to know what God wanted before I started looking into churches. I quickly realized that no church practices what the Bible teaches, but I felt God changing me and knew it was important I learned, so I just stuck with the Bible which is what I had. The changes I was making so quickly were a complete shock to my girl friend I was living with at the time, and we ended up splitting up, because for our whole relationship I taught her why religion was wrong, and now I’m changing and trying to teach her why religion is important, and it was too much.

So we split up and I moved back to California, during that time I stuck to studying the Bible, and visited church one time during that point. I was looking into the Jehovah Witnesses because they seemed to hold more truth than any other Christian group. I went to church there once and really liked it, was considering becoming a Jehovah Witness myself, until my mom showed me some history of theirs that made me change my mind. Eventually me and my girlfriend that I moved away from in Pennsylvania started talking again, and she decided she realized she needed to be more religious too, and we wanted to work things out so I moved back.

We got engaged immediately after I got back, and I was pretty quickly falling off my changes I made. She got pregnant shortly there after with a girl, and life got busier, all the while I was falling further and further from my relationship with Allah. The whole time I realized I was making bad decisions, and knew my life was miserable like this, but I couldn’t figure out how to change. Reading the Bible was not enough, and I had no one I trusted to guide me. Me and my fiancé started fighting worse than ever, and by the time our daughter was born we were on the edge of splitting up again. I ended up getting a really bad drug addiction, and I felt all this pressure to fix my relationship with my fiancé because now we have a daughter, but every day just got worse. I knew I needed Allah… But had no idea how to get close to him from the point I was at… Between the time my daughter was born and when she was 6 months old was the darkest time of my life, between the drugs and the fighting the new baby and everything falling apart, I was lost and confused. Eventually I gave up the drugs because of the damage I was doing to my loved ones, but it was too late and the relationship with my fiancée was too damaged.

At some point in that time, (which was during Ramadan 2011, but I had no idea because I never even knew one Muslim at this point) during a normal night for me, I was at home in my room, late at night. My fiancée was asleep on the couch, which had become normal because of all the fighting, so I’m sitting there trying to not think about my problems. I ended up deciding to look into what Muslims believe, it was pretty much random, but what influenced me to do so was a few months before that I found out Muslims worship the same God as Christians, which surprised me, and also I was trying to find something to occupy my mind.

So I started out looking up the differences between Christians and Muslims, and found out the only real differences were about how they see Jesus. Which wasn’t a big deal to me, because I was starting to get uncomfortable with some of the beliefs Christians held about Jesus, but I still believed he was Allah’s son (Astaghfirullah) and still believed you needed him for removal of sins and to get to heaven (Astaghfirullah). So this was enough for me to look into the Quran, I wanted to see what actually inspired Muslim beliefs.

So I goggled the Quran and found an English translation and started reading. I read up to the point in Baqarah where it talks about the blessings of Ramadan and the Quran being sent down in Ramadan, and already with the power of the Quran it felt special that I was there in that moment reading it. So I went back to Google out of curiosity to see when Ramadan was, and found out I was in it. The whole situation blew me away, it felt very relevant that I was there at that time reading this powerful book, filled with an amazing guidance and light. I continued reading and felt my problems leaving. I felt this was it, the answer to all my problems, the peace and guidance I needed. I thought every problem would go away, I knew I wasn’t ready to be Muslim but I knew I wanted to learn this book and model my life after it. As soon as my fiancée woke up (I stayed up all night reading Baqarah) I had to tell her about it, I was so excited, I wasn’t too surprised when she thought I was crazy, but I wanted to keep trying to talk to her about it over the next few days. Unlike how I thought, my problems far from went away, my life was getting darker quicker, and the fighting worse. In my mind, I knew the Quran was true… But kept remembering how surah Baqarah states how Allah causes those to stray who He wishes, I felt positive I messed my life up too much and Allah just showed me the Quran to show me how bad I messed up. Me and Tori ended up splitting up and I moved back to California, which was devastating to me at first, because of my new daughter. But I ended up getting over it.

I was staying with my mom in Cali, and I spent a lot of time reading Quran on my phone, I eventually ordered a physical copy at one point. And slowly life started to look brighter and I felt Allah guiding me again, which is all that mattered to me at the time. Around the time I was coming close to finishing the Quran my Imaan was getting higher and I decided I should tell my mom that I want to be Muslim. Like I expected she completely flipped out and tried to do all she could to talk me out of it, but at this point I had no doubts about my choice, Allah already taught me the truth about Jesus in His Quran at that point, and I already had gotten over my doubts before I even told her. Fighting between me and my mom ended up getting really bad now, she didn’t want to stop bringing it up and it would always turn into a very nasty debate. But the whole time I was learning Quran I was also trying to explain it to my ex fiancé when I would call to see how my daughter was doing. She thought I was crazy at first but slowly started to see the truth in it. And eventually as tensions rose between me and my mom I decided to go back to Pennsylvania with my family, because my fiancé wanted to learn about Islam. Eventually in January 2012, I took my Shahada, and in July 2012 she took hers, and we are both students of Islam and in sha Allah I pray to Allah Subhanahu wa ta ala I always will be.

My apologies for this being so long dear brothers and sisters.

Asalamu alaikum wa rahmatoulah

Reaping the opportunities in Ramadan

In the name of Allah, the source of Mercy, the Mercy-giving

Reaping the opportunities in Ramadan

The Prophet’s (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) companions used to say, “Let not the day that you fast and the day that you do not fast be equal.” It is important that one’s behaviour, attitude and outlook should not be the same on the day that one is fasting and when one is not fasting. There should be a change, as one is trying to worship Allah more, so one’s fasting should have an effect.
Lesson 1: Gaining taqwa (fear of Allah)

Allah legislated fasting for gaining taqwa, “O you who believe fasting has been prescribed upon you as it has been prescribed upon those before you, so that you may attain taqwa.” (meaning of Sooratul Baqarah (2):138) Tawqa in this case means, to make a shield between oneself and Allah’s anger and hellfire. So we should ask ourselves, when we break our fasts, ‘Has this fasting day made us fear Allah more ? Has it resulted that we want to protect ourselves from the hellfire ?’

Lesson 2: Drawing us closer to Allah

This is achieved by reciting and reflecting on Al-Qur’an during the night and the day, attending the taraweh prayers, remembering Allah, sitting in circles of knowledge and for those who can, making umrah. The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said,”An umrah in the month of Ramadan is equal (in reward) to performing a hajj.” (Ahmad & Ibn Majah). Also for those who can, making itikaf (seclusion) in the last ten days of Ramadan, so to leave all worldly pursuits and seclude oneself in a masjid just thinking of Allah, this brings us closer to Allah. When one sins, one feels distant from Allah. That is why one might find it hard to read and reflect on the Qur’an and come to the masjid. However, the obedient worshipper feels closer to Allah and wants to worship Allah more, because Allah forgives and is merciful.

Lesson 3: Acquiring patience and strong will

Allah has mentioned patience more than seventy times in the Qur’an and has commanded patience in more than sixteen ways in His Book. So when one fasts, and gives up one’s food and drink, and one’s marital sexual relations for those hours, one learns restraint and patience. This ummah needs men and women that are strong willed, who can stand upon the Sunnah and the Book of Allah and not waver in front of the enemies of Allah. We do not need emotional people, who raise slogans and shout, but when the time comes to stand upon something firm, they cannot do so, they waver.

Lesson 4: Striving for ihsan (righteousness & sincerity) and staying away from riyaa’ (showing off)

Ihsan means to worship Allah as if one sees Him, for if one does not see Him, He sees all. Hasan al-basri said,”By Allah in the last twenty years, I have not said a word or taken something with my hand or refrained to take something with my hand or stepped forward or stepped back, except that I have thought before I have done any action,’Does Allah love this action ? Is Allah pleased with this action ?’ ” So when one is fasting, one should gain this quality of watching oneself and also staying away from riyah (showing off). That is why Allah said in a qudsi hadith, “..Fasting is for Me and I will reward it..” (Bukhari) Allah singles out fasting from all other types of worship saying, “..Fasting is for Me..”, because no one knows whether you are fasting or not, except Allah. For example, when one is praying or giving charity or making tawwaf, one can be seen by the people, so one might do the action seeking the praise of the people. Sufian at-thawri used to spend the nights and the days crying and the people used to ask him, “Why do you cry, is it due to the fear of Allah ?”, he said,’No.’, they said,”Is it due to the fear of the hell-fire ?”, he said, ‘No. It is not the fear of Allah that makes me cry, what makes me cry is that I have been worshipping Allah all these years and doing scholarly teaching, but I am not certain that my intentions are purely for Allah.’

Lesson 5: Refinement of manners, especially those related to truthfulness and discharging trusts.

The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said,”Whoever does not abandon falsehood in word and action, then Allah, the Mighty and the Majestic has no need that he should leave his food and drink.” (Bukhari) And the Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said,”It may be that a fasting person attains nothing but hunger and thirst from his fast.” (Ibn Majah) What we learn from this, is that we must pay attention to the purification of our manners. The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said,”I was sent to perfect good manners.” (Muwatta) So we must check ourselves, are we following the behaviour of the Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him). For example, Do we give salam to those we don’t know and those we do know? Do we follow the manners of Islam, by telling the truth and only telling the truth? Are we merciful to the creation?

Lesson 6: Recognising that one can change for the better

The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said,”Every son of Adam sins and the best of the sinners are those who repent.” (Ibn Majah) Allah provides many opportunities to repent to Him and seek His forgiveness. If one was disobedient they can become obedient.

Lesson 7: Being more charitable

Ibn Abbas said,”The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) was the most charitable amongst the people, and he used to be more so in the month of Ramadan when Gibreel used to meet him on every night of Ramadan till the end of the month. The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) used to recite the Holy Qur’an to Gibreel.” (Bukhari) The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said, “He who gives food for a fasting person to break his fast, he will receive the same reward as him, without nothing being reduced from the fasting person’s reward.” (Tirmidhi )

Lesson 8: Sensing the unity of the Muslims

The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said, “…Those of you who will live after me, will see many differences. Then you must cling on to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly guided khalifah. Hold fast to it and stick to it..” (Abu Dawud) It is possible for Muslims to be a single body, but this will only be achieved when obedience is only to Allah and His Messenger. One senses unity, because the Muslims pray and fast together.

Lesson 9: Learning discipline

The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said, “Bilal makes the adhan, while it is still night; therefore, eat and drink until Ibn Umm Maktum makes the adhan.” (Bukhari) The Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) made us adhere to this strictness. Similarly one cannot knowingly break the fast before the sunset, as this will not be accepted by Allah. Muslims should learn to be very strict in their lives, because they are people of an important message, which they mould their lives around.

Lesson 10: Teaching the young to worship Allah

It was the practice of the people of Madinah, that during the fast of Ashura (which is now a recommended fast of one day) to get their children to fast with them. When the children would cry of hunger and thirst, their parents would distract their attention by giving them some sort of toy to play with. The children would break their fast with their parents. (mentioned in Bukhari) So the young should be brought to the masjid and they should pray with their parents, so that they are able to get into the habit of becoming worshippers of Allah. If one does not encourage children to fast when they are young, they will find it very difficult to fast for thirty days at the age of puberty. This is why the Prophet (may Allah send His blessing and peace upon him) said, “Command your children to pray at the age of seven and beat them at the age of ten (if they do not pray)” (Hakim)

Lesson 11: Caring for one’s health

Fasting teaches Muslims to take care of their health and to build strong bodies. The Prophet (may Allah send his blessing and peace upon him) said,”A strong believer is better and is more beloved to Allah than a weak believer, and there is good in everyone.” (Sahih Muslim)

Revive a Sunnah – Love others

✦ #REVIVE A #SUNNAH ⇨ “#LOVE OTHERS” ✦

Celebration of the day of ashura

Such Actions make Islam look horrific and bloody violent to the Non Muslim people!

May Allah swt Guide us All to straight Path. Ameen

This is Not #Islam, Islam is peace, loving, Logical and Wise Religion.

Anyone who has truly studied the life of Imam #Hussain and #Hassan (radiAllahu anhuma) will know it as a fact that he never wanted his followers to do all this nonsense. SELF HARAM IS NOT A PART OF #ISLAM. Our bodies have a right upon us and it is a fact that on the day of judgement our bodies will speak and be a witness infront of Allah. Our bodies are an amanah and gift from Allah. This is such massive abuse of soul and the body both. Slapping someone on face is haraam. Cutting self, walking on coal and Self-Flagellation is downright haraam and a massive bi’dah and clear deviation from the religion of Prophet #Muhammad (salallahu aleyhi wasallam). SHAYTAN LOVES BI’DAH “Innovation is more beloved to Iblees (Satan) than sin, since a sin may be repented from but innovation is not repented from.” – Sufyan Ath Thawree (ra) Bid’ah (innovation) means “a newly invented matter”. The Shari’ah definition of bid’ah is: “A newly invented way [beliefs or action] in the religion, in imitation of the Shari’ah (prescribed Law), by which nearness to Allah is sought, [but] not being supported by any authentic proof – neither in its foundations, nor in the manner in which it is performed.” The Messenger (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa-sallam) also warned against the People of Innovation, from befriending, supporting or taking from them (an act of bid’ah) saying: “Whoever innovates or accommodates an innovator then upon him is the curse of Allah, His Angels and the whole of mankind.” Reported by Bukhari (12/41) and Muslim (9/140) The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “He is not one of us who strikes his cheeks, rends his garment, or cries with the cry of the Jaahiliyyah.” {Sahih Muslim} Al-‘Irbaad ibn Sariyah (radi Allahu ‘anhu), reports that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa-sallam) said, “…. I have left you upon clear guidance. Its night is like its day. No one deviates from it after me except that he is destroyed.” Reported by Ahmad, Ibn Maajah (no. 43) and al-Hakim. Al-Marwazee (radi Allahu ‘anhu) reports in as-Sunnah (no. 95) that ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd Allah-‘Azeez (radi Allahu ‘anhu) said, “There is no excuse for anyone, after the Sunnah, to be misguided upon error which he thought was guidance.”

Tawakal (Puting your trust on Allah swt)

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By Ayub A. Hamid / 8 Apr 2013

Whoever relies on Allah (has Tawakkul), He is sufficient for him. (At-Talaaq 65:3)

Tawakkul is another attribute that results from a true Iman in Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta`ala. It is an attitude that emanates from the conviction that:

Allah has put me in this world temporarily for a test and all of my good and bad circumstances are part of the test. Read the rest of this entry

Remember me and I Shall remember you

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by Mufti Ali Gomaa / 14 May 2013

In our lives we encounter some hard days in which we find ourselves in deep need of resorting back to God and although the invocation of God in all times is the assured path of success and advancement, the human being always forgets about invocation. An Arabic poet once said,

The human was not called (insan) except for his forgetfulness (Nisyehi)…and the first forgetful (Nas) is the first human… Read the rest of this entry

Do not lose hope of the mercy of Allah swt

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source : Khilafatworld.com / 28 Jan 2013

Feeling down in the dumps, depressed, having the blues… These are just some of the terms used to describe a feeling of hopelessness and despair that can hit even the most positive of us at some point in our lives. However when sadness, gloom and unhappiness becomes a permanent mark of our lives, when it creates a feeling of hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness, when it interferes with our ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and mix with people we may be suffering from abnormal levels of despair otherwise called depression. Read the rest of this entry

PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IN THE BIBLE

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source : Islamawareness.net / 13 Mar 2013

“Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet whom they find written in the Torah and the Gospel with them. He enjoins upon them that which is right and forbids for them that which is evil. He makes lawful for them all things that are good and prohibits for them all that is foul and he relieves them from their burden and the fetters that they used to wear. Then those who believe in him, honor him, assist him, and follow the light which is sent down with him: they are the successful”

The noble Qur’an, Al-A’araf (7):157. Read the rest of this entry

Ramadan’s First Night: Open the Gates of Blessings

By Wael Shihab

How is the first night of Ramadan singled out?

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Recitation of the Qur’an: Meaning and Blessings

As the tongue recites and words flow from the lips, the mind ponders, the heart reflects, the soul absorbs, tears well up in the eyes, the heart quakes and trembles.

Tilawah is the word that the Qur’an uses to describe the act of its reading. No single word in English can convey its full meaning. ‘To follow’ is closest to its primary meaning.

To read is only secondary, for in reading too, words follow each other, one closely behind the other, in an orderly and meaningful sequence. If one word does not follow the other, or if the sequence and order is not observed, the meaning is destroyed. So, primarily, tilawah means, move closely behind, to go forward, to flow in a sequence, let go in pursuit, to take as a guide, leader, master, a model, to accept the authority, to espouse the cause, to act upon, walk after, practice a way of life, to understand, to follow the train of thought – or to follow. Hence, reading the Qur’an, understanding the Qur’an, following the Qur’an – that is how those who have any right to claim faith in it relate themselves to it. All-Inclusive Act Tilawah or recitation is an act in which your whole person, soul, heart, mind, tongue and body, participates. In short your whole existence becomes involved. Read the rest of this entry

Who is Right According to Qur’an and Sunnah: Ibn Baaz, Ibn Uthaymeen or Albani?

Who is Right According to Qur’an and Sunnah: Ibn Baaz, Ibn Uthaymeen or Albani?

The opponents of the four Madhabs, also known as Salafis, would have us believe that the differences between the madhabs would not exist had the madhabs all followed the Qur’an and Sunnah. In this is an insinuation that the madhabs do not necessarily follow authentic hadith. This is why when Salafis see a hadith in Bukhari, Muslim, or one of Shaykh Albani’s books which contradicts a practice in a madhab, they come to the conclusion that madhabs must be wrong because they left out the saheeh hadith and followed either the opinion (ra’y) of their Imam, legal analogy (qiyaas), or a weak narration. In order to demonstrate that this is nothing more than a fallacy, I present the translated responses to 139 questions which were put to the three most popular Salafi scholars: Al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, Al-Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen, and Al-Shaykh Al-Albaani. Read the rest of this entry

Prophet Muhammad PBUB mercy to mankind

A man who taught mercy, kindness and duty; A man who repelled evil with virtue and beauty. A man who brought forgiveness and inspired the truth; A man who dispelled racism and was never aloof. A man who sought justice and the end of oppression; A man who was forbearing through trial and repression. A man who loved orphans and supported the weak; A man who gave life to the rights that we seek. A man with compassion and loving grace; A man who smiled at every face. A man who affirmed and taught God’s Divinity; A man who inspired hope and endless serenity. A man who was upright, honest and kind; He was the Prophet Muhammad, a mercy to mankind. “And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as mercy to the worlds.” The Qur’an, Chapter 21, Verse 107 In the heart of #LeicesterSquare, #iERA unveiled an art installation about the Prophet of Mercy – Muhammad peace be upon him. #MercyToMankind To find out more, visit http://www.iera.org/mercy or to get involved, visit http://www.iera.org/mercy-campaign . . . #iERA #Islam #ConveyingTheCall #PropheticMission #Dawah #WhoIsMuhammad #London #MercyToMankind #MercyToMankind #Muhammad #God

Imagine being questioned by Allah

He who commits sin..

Why a Muslim Woman Is Not Allowed to Marry a Non-Muslim Man?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Dear sister in Islam, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and render our work for His Sake.

First of all, it is to be stressed that Islam does not encourage the interfaith marriages. The general rule of Islam is that Muslims should marry Muslims. A Muslim male or female should not marry a non-Muslim male or female. The only exception is given to Muslim men who are allowed to marry the chaste girls from among the People of the Book.

However, a Muslim woman is better suited to a Muslim man than a woman of Christian or Jewish faith, regardless of her merits. This is because marriage is not based on fulfilling one’s sexual desires; rather, it is an institution. It aims to establish a home on the bases of tranquility, faith and Islamic morals. To fulfil this task, the whole family must apply Allah’s course and try to convey His message.

It is obvious that Islam made it impermissible for a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim with aim of keeping her away from things that may jeopardize her faith. In fact, Islam aims at protecting religion. To achieve this goal, it prohibits a Muslim from being involved in something that represents a threat to his religion.

A Muslim woman will not feel that her religion is secure while being with a Jewish or a Christian husband especially as the majority of the People of the Book do not show due respect to our Prophet, Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).

Allah Almighty says:“And the Jews will not be pleased with thee, nor will the Christians, till thou follow their creed. Say: Lo! The guidance of Allah (Himself) is Guidance. And if thou shouldst follow their desires after the knowledge which hath come unto thee, then wouldst thou have from Allah no protecting friend nor helper.”(Al-Baqarah: 120) Given the fact that the husband is generally the head of the household, it’s not far-fetched for a non-Muslim husband to prevent his Muslim wife from performing some Islamic rituals which may seem a nuisance to him, for example fasting, or even refraining from marital relations during the fast.

As a result, he might force her to change her religion, and if she refuses, the situation may culminate in divorce. As for why Islam allows a Muslim man to marry a Christian or Jewish woman, it’s clear that every Muslim believes in Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them) and he holds all the Prophets of Allah in high esteem. Thus a Muslim finds no harm in his wife’s being a Christian or a Jew, for the spirit of tolerance Islam holds for other religions is ingrained in him. In his response to the question you raised, the eminent Muslim scholar,Sheikh Muhammad Al-Hanooti, member of the North American Fiqh Council, states:

“If Allah is the one who prohibits a Muslim woman from marrying a non-Muslim, then we as Muslims are supposed to believe it and to take it. As a matter of faith, you cannot become a Muslim unless you accept everything when it is ordained by Allah or carried out by his Messenger.

The Qur’an says,“O Ye who believe! Put not yourselves forward before Allah and His Messenger…”(Al-Hujurat: ) If you ask about the benefits of not marrying a non-Muslim, we can count you many reasons. A man is the manager of his household. He will persecute his Muslim wife in many dos and don’ts. She can hardly guarantee that kind of operation. Moreover, marriage is an institution for elevating our levels of having a good Islamic life. Pleasing Allah is our number one goal. If a woman is married to a non-Muslim, maybe the only thing she will accomplish in her marital life is what is good for livestock.” Shedding more light on the question, we’d like to cite the words of the eminent Muslim scholar,Sheik Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, in his well-known book,The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam: “It isharamfor a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim man, regardless of whether he is of the People of the Book or not. We have already mentioned the saying of Allah,“…and do not marry (your girls) to idolaters until they believe…”(Al-Baqarah: 221) And He said concerning the immigrant Muslim women:“Then if you know them to be Believers, do not send them back to the unbelievers. They are not lawful for them (as wives), nor are they lawful for them (as husbands).”(Al-Mumtahanah: 10) No text exists which makes exceptions for the People of the Book. Hence, on the basis of the above verses, there is a consensus among Muslims concerning this prohibition.

Thus, while a Muslim man is permitted to marry a Christian or Jewish woman, a Muslim woman is not allowed to marry a Christian or Jewish man. There are many sound reasons for this difference.

First, the man is the head of the household, the one who maintains the family, and he is responsible for his wife. And while Islam guarantees freedom of belief and practice to the Christian or Jewish wife of a Muslim, safeguarding her rights according to her own faith, other religions, such as Judaism and Christianity, do not guarantee the wife of a different faith freedom of belief and practice, nor do they safeguard her rights. Since this is the case, how can Islam take chances on the future of its daughters by giving them into the hands of people who neither honor their religion nor are concerned to protect their rights?

A marriage between a man and woman of different faiths can be based only on the husband’s respect for his wife’s beliefs; otherwise a good relationship can never develop. Now, the Muslim believes that both Judaism and Christianity originated in divine revelation, although later distortions were introduced into them. He also believes that God revealed theTawrahto Moses and theInjeelto Jesus, and that both Moses and Jesus (peace be on them) were among the Messengers of Allah who were distinguished by their steadfast determination. Accordingly, the Christian or Jewish wife of a Muslim lives under the protection of a man who respects the basic tenets of her faith, her Scripture, and her Prophets, while in contrast to this the Jew or Christian recognizes neither the Divine origin of Islam, its Book, or its Prophet (peace be on him). How then could a Muslim woman live with such a man, while her religion requires of her the observance of certain worships, duties, and obligations, as well as certain prohibitions.

It would be impossible for the Muslim woman to retain her respect for her beliefs as well as to practice her religion properly if she were opposed in this regard by the master of the house at every step.

It will be realized from this that Islam is consistent with itself in prohibiting the Muslim man to marry amushrik(polytheist) woman, for since Islam is absolutely opposed toshirk(polytheism), it would obviously be impossible for two such people to live together in harmony and love.”

You can also read: Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, Muhammad `Ali Al-Hanooti الصفحة الرئيسية

The Eight Do’s and Don’ts of Imam Al-Ghazzali

The Eight Do’s and Don’ts of Imam Al-Ghazzali

In the amazing work of Imam Al-Ghazzali titled “Letter to a Disciple”, the Imam writes a sincere counsel to one of his students who had sought his advice on his personal journey to Allah. The Imam responded by writing an insightful letter which includes many universal messages to undertake when journeying towards God Almighty. In this counsel, the Imam particularly advises his student on eight specific things, four of them he must refrain from and four he must enjoin.

Below is a brief summary of these instructions. Read the rest of this entry

When marrying what should we look upon a person ?

When choosing a husband, a woman should look for his taqwa, and when choosing a wife, a man should look for her deen. One of the salaf said, 👉Don’t marry your daughter except to a taqy (a man of taqwa) because if he loves her, he will show her ihsan (goodness), and if he doesn’t like her, he will not oppress her. When marrying, you should think of future generations and want your children to be raised properly. The parents are important, and the effects they have on a child are extraordinary, so you want parents who have taqwa and deen. – MJ Sande –

Respecting mothers in Indonesia

In Indonesia, in each school, one day is celebrated as a special day. Mother of each student is invited to the school on this day. Students are asked to clean the feet of their mothers, so that they may not forget to care their parents. With the result, there is no old age home in Indonesia 👏👏👏

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The man who reminds me of my faults

The Highest Ranks at Jannah

Islamic Quote and Reminders

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “A man will follow the way of his close friend, so let one of you look at who he takes as a close friend.” Narrated by Abu Dawood (4833) and at-Tirmidhi (2378), who classed it as hasan.

Updates of Muslims Situation in Burma +21 (Photos)

Muslims Situation and #Massacre in Rohingya, Burma.

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Is it permissible to keep birds in cages?

Praise be to Allaah.
It is permissible to keep pretty birds and the like in cages, especially if that is to enjoy looking at them or listening to their voices, subject to the condition that you give them food and drink.

It is proven in al-Saheehayn (al-Bukhaari, 5778; Muslim, 2150) that the brother of Anas ibn Maalik through his mother was called Abu ‘Umayr and he had a bird whose name was al-nughayr. The bird died and the child grieved for it, and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) tried to cheer him up by saying, “O Abu ‘Umayr, what happened to al-nughayr?”

The nughayr is a small bird like a sparrow, or it was said that it is a nightingale.

This hadeeth is taken as evidence that it is permissible to keep birds, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not denounce Abu ‘Umayr for doing so.

See Fath al-Baari, 10/548

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked:

What is the ruling on one who collects birds and keeps them in a cage in order for his children to enjoy looking at them?

He replied:

There is nothing wrong with that, so long as he gives them what they need of food and drink, because the basic principle concerning this matter is that is it permitted, and there is no evidence to the contrary as far as we know. And Allaah is the Source of strength.

Fataawa ‘Ulama’ al-Balad al-Haraam, p. 1793.

The scholars of the Standing Committee said:

Selling pretty birds – such as parrots, other colourful birds and nightingales – for the sake of their voices is permissible, because looking at them and listening to their voices is something that is permissible. There is no text in Islam to say that it is haraam to sell them or keep them. Rather there are texts which may be taken to mean that it is permissible to keep them so long as one gives them food and drink and does whatever they need. For example, al-Bukhaari narrated that Anas said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was the best of people in attitude, and I had a brother called Abu ‘Umayr. I think he was already weaned, and when he (the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)) came he would say, “O Abu ‘Umayr, what happened to al-nughayr?” – a nightingale with which he used to play… The nightingale is a kind of bird. Al-Haafiz ibn Hajar said in his commentary Fath al-Baari, among his list of the things that we learn from this hadeeth: … It is permissible for young children to play with birds, and it is permissible for parents to allow their children to play with things with which it is permissible to play, and it is permissible to spend money on permissible things which will amuse young children, and it is permissible to keep birds in cages and the like, and to clip the birds of wings – because one of the two must have applied in the case of Abu ‘Umayr’s bird, and whichever was the case, the ruling also applies to the other. Similarly it was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “A woman entered the Fire because of a cat which she kept and did not give it food or water, nor did she set it free to eat of the vermin of the earth.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari in al-Saheeh. If this is permissible in the case of cats, then it is also permissible in the case of birds and the like.

Some of the scholars are of the view that it is makrooh to keep them, and some disallowed that and said: Because man has no need to listen to their voices or enjoy looking at them. Rather this is a kind of extravagance and luxury, and it is also foolishness because he is enjoying the voice of a bird who is longing to fly free, as it says in al-Furoo’ wa Tasheehuhu, 4/9; and al-Insaaf, 4/275.

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez Aal al-Shaykh, Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd.

Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 13/38-40

And Allaah knows best.

Islam Q&A

A Calm Dialogue between Sunnah and Shia

A Calm Dialogue between Sunnah and Shia
by : Abdur-Rahman Demashqeyyah

In this book, Dr. Abdur-Rahman Dimashqeyyah shows and discusses the wrong believes in Shii doctrine. He said in his introduction, “… My intention is simply to make clear to every Shia what the books of their religious leaders contain. These are things that many people still do not realize. My intention is to maintain an objective position, far from bigotry and blind allegiance to traditions. My only reaso…n for writing it is to earn the pleasure of Allah and to clarify the truth to all who are interested to hear it. We should all free ourselves from prejudice and wild ideas, and avoid making inflammatory and insulting charges that fuel the emotions, block the path to truth, and widen the chasm between us. These things do nothing but dissipate the spirit of peace and harmony.”

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From a dark life to the Light (Must Read)

(From being a Drug dealer, Drug Addict, abusive and a Gang Head to a good Muslim)

Asalum Alukum brother and sisters.

I am Samuel Omar Wong I recently accepted Islam during this past Ramadan. I’m originally from Puerto Rico I’m Hispanic. It’s been a great blessing know Allah has been great to me. I come from a Christian background I just to be a Pastor from a Pentecostal church. I’m going to tell my story its a little bit long but inshallah I hope that everyone will read it and don’t make the mistakes I made in life.

I was born in Pennsylvania in United States. At the age of 3 months my family moved to Puerto Rico. I don’t remember very much stuff but I remember all the bad stuff I was doing.

I started to be a very bad boy at the age of 4 years I was stealing things from my parents and doing sexual things with my body. I just to see pornagraphy at a very young time of my life. I just to enjoy watching and thinking about doing those things to other female.

I remember how I just to go to girls and ask them to do those things with me I was very young and my family could not control me. I was out of control I remember I had my first drink of alcohol at the age of 5 I just to hide from my parents and drink in the living room. My grandparents just to take me to church and I just to hide in the rooms they have for bible studies and I just to take my friends so we could experience things with our bodies remember I was only 5 years of age.

I remember my parents were having a lot of problems in there marriage my father was drinking a lot of alcohol and he was abusing my mother emotionally and physical. My mom diced to moved out the house to Milwaukee Wisconsin I was 8 years at that time.

I was still doing all the sexual stuff to my self but I was feeling like something was missing I felt lonely depressed I did not care for no one not even to my self. After 1 year living in Milwaukee Wisconsin my parents got back together and we moved back to Puerto Rico that’s was the biggest mistake my mother made. I was very angry living Milwaukee Wisconsin so I diceded to be a very bad person i told my self I’m going to get payback at my parents. As soon has I got to Puerto Rico I started stealing money from my father to buy things I really did need. I was stealing big quantities of money.

I did that for a while. Also I was going to the Christian church my grandparents just to go and also I was stealing the money that was giving at the service.

By that time I was 9 to 11 years old and I did not stop my mother just to hit me but I didn’t care. I was turning 12 years old and started to go to middle school I was very rebel I started using marijuana and smoking cigarettes and having intercourse with females. I was getting into fights stealing I was addicted to marijuana I was with people that sell drugs and kill people I wanted to be like them I did not care if I die or go to prison for the rest of my life. I wanted to be a gangster.

I wanted to be know as a violent person someone with power I wanted people to fear me I just to think I was better than Allah that I was God. I was using a lot of marijuana I was stealing money from my family I was a disaster and I was only 12 years old. Because of my addiction and problems my parents started having a lot of problems again and my mom decided to moved back to Milwaukee Wisconsin I did not want to go she force me to go I wanted to stay I had plans I wanted to do.

I got to Wisconsin at the age of 14 I was very rebellious and angry as soon I got to Wisconsin I started looking for the bad peoples I wanted to accomplish what I had in mind so I did I found some people that were gangsters so I started being around them. As weeks past I started to get more close to them until they ask me if I wanted to be part of the gang and I said yes.

I became a Latin King I was a member of one of the most dangerous gangs in the north part of United States I was very excited in my mind was I finally going to do what I always wanted.

So I did I started tattooing my body stealing robbing older person using drugs having sex I had money power people fear me. I remember I was in high school and there was this girl I really like I was a total disaster and I came to this girl and became friend with her she was a Christian girl and she invited me to her church so I went I was 15 years old at that time I just went because I wanted her that day I accepted Jesus Christ but I only did it so I could be around her but something on me said that’s this was not right.

So I stop going and keep doing was I was doing. Sometime pass and I decided to leave my parents and I left the house and I was on the streets gang banging doing really bad stuff. One day a Christian family accepted me on there house and started showing me Christianity and I decided to change my life and I did.

I started going to church and I was changing my life suddenly the pastor from that church came to me and ask me to be the pastor of all the young. It was a hard decision but I said yes. So I did my life was getting better but after sometime the church was going bankrupt members were not coming to church so they decided to close the church and move to a different state. So I was feeling bad I need to do something in my mind I need Jesus Christ so I went to the first church I found and started attending a church call The light Of The World this church believes in Jesus Christ and there follower is a Apostle they worship this person like he was God they said he’s the only one who could take you to God if you don’t accept the apostle you will burn in hell.

I was young I was 17 years old desperate. So I decided to follow then that’s went everything started going down the hill.

I meet this girl from that church and marry her at the beginning everything was good until I started doing wrong things again. I started drinking cheating partying. I did care for her but she was to attached to that church I couldn’t take it anymore I know it wasn’t right about that church I knew inside of me that the only one who deserves worship is God. So I walk away and left everything behind. I had 2 beautiful daughter with her.

I meet this other girl she was young and beautiful and party person like me so we started dating that’s went I started using very hard drugs.

I got addicted to cocaine and crack I was smoking and snoring a lot I was drinking taking extasis I was worst that before I was sleeping with prostitution I was turning very violent of the drugs I was using I was hitting my girlfriend I was coming back to the way I was before.

I became very Inresponsible I did not care I just wanted drugs party alcohol and girls. On day I came home from partying went I got home my girlfriend at the time left me she took my son and all of her stuff and left me she had a reason for leaving me I was very bad I remember that day I wanted to kill my self and I almost did something inside me told me not to do it that I was better than that I was being a coward I could not end my life just like that that God has something plan for me.

I said to myself I need to leave I need to start all over again. So I did the next day I pack all my stuff and left Wisconsin and drove all the way to Texas.

I had family in Texas I could start all over so I did. I got to Texas with a different way of thinking I told myself I was going to work change my life finishing school and become a better person.

I remember I got to Texas on June 25 2009 my family welcome me and told me all the opportunities I have to succeed I was exited ready but there were still something inside me that was missing.

So I started working thinking on the future and the thing I want to accomplish but here we go again I started knowing people and started partying and drinking and all the things I wanted to do got forgotten and my life took another fall down. I was the one with the problems I was the one that did not wanted to change but I did want to listen all I wanted once again is to have fun.

I was 25 years old with nothing accomplish in life just failure and failure one after another. I continued that life for a long time drugs alcohol partying. I meet my wife now and my relationship with her was full of lies I did not what her to know my life because I did not have a place to stay I had nothing left.

She open her heart to me and we started to be together we got married on December on 2012. She was by my side at all times supporting me but I did not see that all I saw was doing all the things i always do. She got pregnant of my daughter and I was very happy but I started cheating on her with another women that I meet. My wife found out and we got in a big argument and I accidentally hit her and she call the police and I got arrested and send to jail.

I was in jail for 30 days. I was in jail before but it was only for hours or couple day this time it was a whole month. It felt like I was there forever my days were long all I was thinking was in revenge.

I finally got off jail and I went to my family’s house. There my family talk to me but I did not listen. My now wife give me a chance to get back together and start all over but inside me all I wanted was revenge.

I did not saw my daughter being born. So we moved back together I started working to support my family and to look for a way to get revenge on her so I did I work hard and then I started having financial issues and problems in my marriage I wasn’t drinking or using drugs I was trying hard not to do it my wife and me lost everything we did not have anything so I decided to steal I started stealing and getting money I started buying stuff for the house for the family and I got caught I was send to jail but got out the same day. All the stuff I bought once again I lost it I was leaving in a hotel with my family we did not have no place to stay.

I was working in a restaurant making little money enough to buy food and pay the hotel. Then I found a better job and we got out the hotel to a apartment and we did not have nothing we lost everything all we had was our clothes.

It was very hard for me to pay all until this day is being hard. So if you remember I had a case open for the money I stole I was in probation and I had to make payments every month but I couldn’t pay it because off all the bills I had.

So I got arrested and send to prison I spend 6 months in prison.

It was very hard for me so hard I wanted to kill my self.

But God had something stored for me. Went I got there all I was thinking was my family and how hard was going to be for my daughter and wife.

I got there and meet some people inside prison that help me and show me how to survive.

I always was that person that tough I was tuff but there I felt nothing all the gangster I thought I was nothing inside there. I meet a young men he was a good person that just made a mistake he was a Muslim. I just to see him pray 5 times a day and I always admire him. I always thought Muslim was bad peoples who kill innocent person who don’t care for other life’s but I was wrong he was different than other.

He was there for a mistake but he was always happy trusting God that everything was going to be fine.

We became good friends and he spoke a little about Islam to me.

People just to judge him inside prison but he didn’t care he’s devotion was to God and only God.

Like I said before I thought all Muslim were bad person but I was wrong. I got out one year ago and that time God was working on me. I never forget my friend praying. Inside me for a long time I knew that all the prayers had to be to God that it wasn’t right to ask other characters of the Bible for salvation or other things. One year past and I was working on a restaurant and the owner is Muslim and I ask him were I could got to learn about Islam and he told me where to go.

So I did I took Shahada during this past Ramadan and is the best decision I could had made my life is changing my way of thinking my marriage change my love to other has change my way of looking at life has changed.

Now I want to go to school I want to become a Imam Mashallah I want to take Islam everywhere I want to speak of Islam to everyone my life is changing Inshallah I haven’t been so happy and peaceful in my entire life.

I will like to everyone to hear my story and I want to share with everyone so they don’t make the same mistake I made in life.

Please keep me in your prayers I really need them I’m still struggling on some issues of my past but there is nothing impossible for Allah.

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80 Books on Sunni Creed according to the Hanafi Madhhab

80 Books on Sunni Creed according to the Hanafi Madhhab

The following is a list of 80 works written by some well known scholars linked mainly to the Hanafi school of Islamic jurisprudence.

The list starts off with works ascribed to the great Imam Abu Hanifa himself and ends off with some titles from the last Islamic century.

For more reading:

http://www.darultahqiq.com/80-books-on-sunni-creed-according-to-the-hanafi-madhhab/

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70 Major sins In Islam

MAJOR SINS IN ISLAM (English) —– —– —– —– —– —–

01. Associating anything with ALLAH 02. Murder

03. Practicing magic

04. Not Praying

05. Not paying Zakat

06. Not fasting on a Day of Ramadan without excuse

07. Not performing Hajj, while being able to do so

08. Disrespect to parents

09. Abandoning relatives

10. Fornication and Adultery

11. Homosexuality (sodomy)

12. Interest (Riba)

13. Wrongfully consuming the property of an orphan

14. Lying about Allah and His Messenger(pbuh)

15. Running away from the battlefield 16. A leader deceiving his people and being unjust to them

17. Pride and arrogance

18. Bearing false witness

19. Drinking Khamr ( wine )

20. Gambling

21. Slandering chaste women

22. Stealing from the spoils of war

23. Stealing

24. Highway Robbery

25. Taking false oath

26. Oppression

27. Illegal gain

28. Consuming wealth acquired unlawfully

29. Committing suicide

30. Frequent lying

31. Judging unjustly

32. Giving and Accepting bribes

33. Woman imitating man and man imitating woman

34. Being cuckold

35. Marrying a divorced woman in order to make her lawful for the husband

36. Not protecting oneself from urine 37. Showing-off

38. Learning knowledge of the religion for the sake of this world and concealing that knowledge

39. Betrayal of trust

40. Recounting favours

41. Denying Allah’s Decree

42. Listening to people’s private conversations / eavesdropping

43. Carrying tales

44. Cursing

45. Breaking contracts

46. Believing in fortune-tellers and astrologers

47. A woman’s bad conduct towards her husband

48. Making statues and pictures

49. Lamenting, wailing, tearing the clothing, and doing other things of this sort when an affliction befalls

50. Treating others unjustly

51. Overbearing conduct toward the wife, the servant, the weak, and animals

52. Offending one’s neighbor

53. Offending and abusing Muslims 54. Offending people and having an arrogant attitude toward them

55. Trailing one’s garment in pride

56. Men wearing silk and gold

57. A slave running away from his master

58. Slaughtering an animal which has been dedicated to anyone other than ALLAH

59. To knowingly ascribe one’s paternity to a father other than one’s own

60. Arguing and disputing violently 61. Withholding excess water

62. Giving short weight or measure 63. Feeling insecure from ALLAH’s Plan

64. Offending ALLAH’s righteous friends

65. Not praying in congregation but praying alone without an excuse 66. Persistently missing Friday Prayers without any excuse

67. Usurping the rights of the heir through bequests

68. Deceiving and plotting evil

69. Spying for the enemy of the Muslims

70. Cursing or insulting any of the Companions of ALLAH’s Messenger (S.A.W)(pbuh)

American sister’s story how she became muslim

Assalam alaikum warahmatullah I took my shahada November of 2015. It is the first time I really felt God in my life. At first, it was such a great unexplainable feeling. Fast forward almost two years, I’ve experienced two Ramadans, the first Masjid I visited was in 2016, and I’ve met many Muslims online and in person. It’s been a journey of ups and downs. But always remember that no matter how far you go astray, God will welcome you back with open arms. You just have to start walking towards him. I want to say we reverts are strong! We go through many struggles and we all have unique stories. Kudos to us. I love you all for the sake of God.💜💜💜💛💛💛

I do not help my wife :)

​I DO NOT HELP MY WIFE 🙂
A friend came to my house for coffee, we sat and talked about life. At some point in the conversation, I said, “I’m going to wash the dishes and I’ll be right back.”
He looked at me as if I had told him I was going to build a space rocket. Then he said to me with admiration but a little perplexed: “I’m glad you  help your wife, I do not help because when I do, my wife does not praise me. Last week I washed the floor and no thanks.”
I went back to sit with him and explained that I did not “help” my wife. Actually, my wife does not need help, she needs a partner. I am a partner at home and through that society are divided functions, but it is not a “help” to do household chores.
I do not help my wife clean the house because I live here too and I need to clean it too.
I do not help my wife to cook because I also want to eat and I need to cook too.
I do not help my wife wash the dishes after eating because I also use those dishes.
I do not help my wife with her children because they are also my children and my job is to be a father.
I do not help my wife to wash, spread or fold clothes, because the clothes are also mine and my children.
I am not a help at home, I am part of the house. And as for praising, I asked my friend when it was the last time after his wife finished cleaning the house, washing clothes, changing bed sheets, bathing her children, cooking, organizing, etc. You  said thank you
But a thank you of the type: Wow, sweetheart !!! You are fantastic!!!
Does that seem absurd to you? Are you looking strange? When you, once in a lifetime, cleaned the floor, you expected in the least, a prize of excellence with great glory … why? You never thought about that, my friend?
Maybe because for you, the macho culture has shown that everything is her job.
Perhaps you have been taught that all this must be done without having to move a finger? Then praise her as you wanted to be praised, in the same way, with the same intensity. Give her a hand, behave like a true companion, not as a guest who only comes to eat, sleep, bathe and satisfy needs … Feel at home. In his house.
The real change of our society begins in our homes, let us teach our sons and daughters the real sense of fellowship! ”

– rdvert Brother Tee Edwards

Health benefits of fasting 

Dear beloved, fasting is not just a worship …it is a treatment and healing for many diseases …it is a renewal method for our body cells and the activity of the entire body…as a result it is to renew our entire life and when we realize benefits offasting we really touch its sweetness, Allah Almighty says: (O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun) {Sûrat Al-Baqarah-The Cow-verse 183 }.
The scientists confirm that the best cure for the accumulation of poisons in the body is the fasting because it helps in cleaning the cells from these poisons ,prophet Mohamed peace be upon him says :” fasting is a protection” {narrated by Muslim}. Indeed it is a protection from many diseases by increasing the activity of our cells.
Physicians assure that fasting activates our immune system …as the resistance of the body increases against all diseases. The immune system is a group of soldiers who guards the body from many viruses and harmful bacteria. Hence fasting is an effective weapon to help the body to defend itself. 
A medical fact: fasting is a main reason behind the long life!!!! Many non-Muslims had authored many books about the different benefits of fasting and they concluded that frequent fasting people lives longer than those who don’t fast!! Glory to Allah Almighty who prescribed the fasting for us as He Almighty says: (O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun){Sûrat Al-Baqarah-The Cow-verse 183 }.
– Many scientific studies confirm that the best food for fasting people is “dates” with water because it contains all needed vitamins, sugars and minerals, hence the prophet says in the prophetic hadith ”when you break your fasting eat dates and if you don’t have dates drink water”{narrated by Abu- Dawood}.

Recent studies confirm that the ideal time to stop the smoking habit is the holy month of Ramadan!! Because fasting cleans the cells from the poisons of the tobacco , so Ramadan helps smokers to give up smoking as long as they sincerely supplicates Allah Almighty to support them to do that …it is amazing to know that non- Muslims are using fasting to cure smokers from smoking, what about us as Muslims? 
Many scientific studies say that praying helps in the healing from many diseases such as back pains and joints pains. Also the submissiveness during praying has a strange power in curing many chronic diseases especially during fasting. Allah Almighty says: (And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know){Sûrat Al-Baqarah-The Cow-verse 184}. 
Recent scientists suggest fasting as a new method to treat obesity because the fasting helps in dissolving fats and organizing the hormones to get a perfect body, the medical fact says: fasting is the easiest way to treat obesity.
The scientists say that fasting increases the power ofour brain!! As fasting increases the ability for creation! And is considered to be the best way to activate the cells of the brain to reprogram it, increase its ability and the self-healing. Therefore Allah Almighty says: (And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know) {Sûrat Al-Baqarah- The Cow-verse 184}.
A medical fact says that fasting reprograms our cells!!Many researchers had noticed many radical changes inside the systems of the body of the fasting people. It includes the physiological and psychological side. The frequent fasting breaks down the growth of tumor cells, and many scientists confirm that fasting for long times enhances the performance of the entire body which decreases the probability to be infected by cancer.
The scientists confirm that fasting helps in weight reducing, getting rid of the poisons, reduce pain and inflammation and increasing the concentration. Also, fasting is a kind of food saving and one of its greatest benefits is that the fasting people are satisfied because they feel that they played a main role to enhance their health, Allah Almighty summarized all of the previous in just a few words as He says: (And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know) {Sûrat Al-Baqarah- The Cow-verse 184}. 
Recent physicians approved one of the most important scientific facts that fasting helps to cure back pains, neck pains and backbone pains. A new study confirmed that fasting is a successful treatment for joints pain if the patient is performing the fasting for a continuous month (holy month of Ramadan)!!Don’t we realize the greatness of fasting to taste the sweetness of the holy month of Ramadan? 
Many scientists confirm that fasting is an operation without a surgery! As fasting cures stones in the kidney and the gallbladder, malignant tumors and liver. Many researchers say that fasting succeeds in many impossible missions where surgery operations fail! Allah Almighty says: (And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know) {Sûrat Al-Baqarah- The Cow-verse 184}.
A new scientific study confirms that healthy nutrition and the fasting activates the brain and protects from dementia as many scientists say: “the healthy nutrition and fasting from time to time stimulates the brain” and they confirm that eating dates and vegetables after fasting (breaking the fasting) reduces the possibility to be infected by dementia or brain attack. They assure that fasting plays a vital role in activating the brain cells to make it works more effectively. Allah Almighty says:(And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know) {Sûrat Al-Baqarah- The Cow-verse 184}.
The scientists say that the fasting man preserves many of his energy because of the refraining from food and drink; it means that the effective energy of the fasting man is at the top during the holy month of Ramadan! At that holy month it is easy to memorize the Qur’an!! We don’t have to forget that the Qur’an was descended in Ramadan.
Fasting cures many chronic diseases in the digestive system such as colon spasms and digestive disorders because fasting activates and organizes the blood cells, the brain and the heart. Also fasting reduces weight and maintains the body from the poisons. Allah Almighty says: (And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know) {Sûrat Al-Baqarah- The Cow-verse 184}.
Fasting is an effective method to protect us from the psychological disorders and there are many studies to confirm that the fasting helps in treating depression and to calm down hyperactive positions in the brain where usual and chemical drugs fails to treat these chronic psychological disorders. Don’t we get benefits of this great worship?
A medical fact says: ”fasting renews the blood cells” from the first moment of fasting cells start to renew itself especially the blood cells and the lazy cells starts to work effectively. The scientists say that fasting is a continuous maintenance and cleaning operation for the entire body as the body needs that kind of maintenance once a year! This is the holy month of Ramadan. Glory to Allah Almighty who orders us to perform this great worship.
The scientists say that fasting cures more than one hundred disease! Such as high blood pressure, diabetic, chronic asthma, respiratory diseases, heart diseases, Arteriosclerosis, many liver diseases and skin diseases such as allergy and the chronic eczema.
Many researchers say that fasting is a treatment for many diseases and it is an effective weapon against heart diseases , cancer ,and prevents form dementia and brain attack, here we realize why prophet Mohamed peace be upon him says in the prophetic hadith: “fasting is a protection” {narrated by Muslim}. 
Recent scientists had studied the healing effects of fasting and they concluded that fasting is the best method for treating the accumulated poisons in the cells! Fasting has many magnificent effects as it preserves our cells and is considered to be the most successful method to eliminate different diseases, viruses and bacteria. In fact there are many centers in some western countries that perform healing by fasting!! Despite the failure of modern medicine to treat some cases, fasting succeeded to treat these cases so Allah Almighty orders us to fast as He Almighty says: (And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know) {Sûrat Al-Baqarah- The Cow-verse 184}. 
– One of the marvelous facts is that eating dates organize functions of the liver and helps to getting rid of poisons. When a person breaks the fasting by eating dates it considered to be the best natural medicine to maintain the liver from the accumulated poisons. Also the researchers confirm that eating dates continually prevents from liver diseases. Now we understand why the prophet peace be upon him used to break his fasting by dates and also he used to eat dates every morning!!! 
The scientists found that fasting doesn’t harm diabetics as long as they are under medical supervision but it helps them to be treated. They say the reason behind that is the good and stable psychological status of the fasting diabetics as they are surrounded by calm and peace where the disorders and anxiety are far away, and that helps in the effective organizing of the work of different organs such as functions of the pancreas, Allah Almighty says: (And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know) {Sûrat Al-Baqarah- The Cow-verse 184}. 
Many scientific studies showed that fasting is a free way to renew and activate cells of the body as the fasting doubles the life of these cells! Hence the scientists confirm that there is a direct relation between fasting and the long life and good health. Fasting is the best way to clean the cells which delays aging.
Many chronic and high blood pressure patients are treated by chemical medicines with limited results. But fasting is

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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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