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What makes a home and Islamic one?

Is it the material it is made of; the concrete, the bricks or the wood? People may live in tents yet their homes are Islamic.

It is the people, their character and how they behave is what makes a home Islamic. In an Islamic home, remembering Allah prevails over all. 
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: the similitude of a house that Allah’s name is mentioned in and house that Allah’s name is not mentioned in is similar to the similitude of the living and the dead. 
With houses filled with TVs, DVD players, satellite receivers and internet, the people rarely remember Allah.
This is when the angles depart such a house and the devils infest it.
Is your home alive or dead?

Seeking Allah’s Forgiveness


Forgiveness is being shielded from the harmful consequences of wrong actions, and the veiling of them. Seeking forgiveness is mentioned again and again in the Qur’an, and in some places it is a command, as in …His saying, Glorious and Exalted is He:

“And seek forgiveness of Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Compassionate.”
(Translation of the Holy Qur’an, 73:20)

In other places, Allah praises those who seek his forgiveness, as in the ayat:

“And those who pray for forgiveness in the early hours of the morning.”
(Translation of the Holy Qur’an, 3:17)

In other places, Allah tells us that he forgives those who ask for His forgiveness, as in ayat:

“And whoever does evil, or wrongs his own soul, but afterwards seeks Allah’s forgiveness, will find Allah is Forgiving, Compassionate.” (Translation of the Holy Qur’an 4:110)

Seeking forgiveness is frequently associated with repentance, in which case it takes the form of asking for forgiveness with the tongue. Repentance is turning away from wrong action with both heart and body. Seeking forgiveness is similar to supplication in that Allah, if He so wishes, responds to it and forgives the person who seeks His forgiveness. This is especially true if the du’a (supplication) came directly from a heart troubled by wrong actions, or if it was made during the times most favorable for His response, such as in the early hours of the morning or immediately following the prayer.

It has been transmitted that Luqman once told his son, “O my son, make it a habit for your tongue to utter the words, ‘Forgive me, o Allah’ for there are certain times during which Allah will not disappoint a servant who calls on him.”

Al-Hasan said “Ask for Allah’s forgiveness frequently- in your homes, at your tables, on your roads, in your markets, at your meetings, wherever you are. You never know when you will be granted His forgiveness.


Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:

“I swear by Allah that I supplicate for Allah’s forgiveness and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day.” [Al-Bukhari,kitab ad-Da’awat 11/101]

Abu Huraira (R.A) said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say, ‘A servant committed a sin and he said, “O Allah, I have committed a sin, so forgive me.” Allah said, “Does my servant know that he has a Lord who forgives sins and helps him? I forgive my servant.” After some time, the man committed another sin so he said, “O my Lord, I have committed another sin, so forgive me.” His Lord said “Does my servant know that he has a Lord who forgives sins and helps him? I forgive my servant.” After some time the man committed yet another sin so he said. “O my Lord, I have committed another sin, so forgive me.” His Lord said, “Does my servant know that he has a Lord who forgives sins and helps him? O servant do what you like, I have granted you forgiveness.”

[Sahih Al-Bukhari, kitab at-Tawhid, 13/488; Muslim]

Allah Exalted is He, said this three times.

This means that the man was granted forgiveness because he continued to seek Allah’s forgiveness each time he committed a sin. It appears that this is applied so long as his seeking forgiveness was not accompanied by the intention to repeat the sin again afterwards.

Aisha, May Allah be pleased with her, said:

“It is a fortunate person who (on the Day of Judgement) finds in his record many du’as (supplications) for forgiveness.”

In other words, seeking Allah’s forgiveness is a cure for all wrong actions.

Qatada said:

“This Qur’an guides you to the recognition of your illnesses and to their remedies. Your illnesses are your sins and your medicine is seeking Allah’s forgiveness.”

Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said:

“Allah does not inspire seeking forgiveness in any servant whom he wishes to punish.”

Reference: The Purification of the Soul

Prayer…A Direct Connection to ALLAH…….

Prayer;a Direct Connection to ALLAH

worshiping only Allah

>>From the Old Testament:
-“I am the Lord your God…You shall have no other gods besides Me. You shall not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in the heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down yourself to them nor serve them.” (Ex. 20:2-5)
>>From the New Testament:
-And Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written:”Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him Alone.” (Mat. 4:10)
>>From the Last and Final Testament:
-“O mankind! Worship your Lord who created you and those who were before you so that you may become pious.”

(The Holy Qur’an 2:21)

wonderful reminder; JUST BELIEVE ALLAH :)

“Just because you can’t see the air, doesn’t mean you stop breathing. And just because you can’t see ALLAH, doesn’t mean you stop believing.”

The Holy Quran Recitation Surrah Duha By Abdul Basit

The Noble Quran Recitation of Surrah Duha, By: Qari Abdul Basit Abdul Samad

Learning the Holy Quran

‘Uthmaan, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
The best of you are the ones who learn the Qur’an and teach it to others [Sahih Al-Bukhari]

Oneness of ALLAH SWT

Almighty Allah (The creator of the universe)

He is Allah- There is no god but Him. He is the Knower of the Unseen and the Visible. He is the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful. He is Allah-there is no god but Him. He is the King, the Most Pure, the Perfect Peace

The Trustworthy, The Safeguarder, The Almighty, The Compeller, The Supremely Great. Glory be to Allah above all they associate with Him. He is Allah-the Creator, The Maker, The Giver of Form. To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Everything in the heavens and earth glorifies Him. He is the Almighty, The All-Wise.
(The Holy Qur’an, 59:22-24)

 

THERE IS NO GOD BUT Allah; 

Your God is One God. There is no god but Him, the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful. (The Holy Qur’an, 2:163)


Allah bears witness that there is no god but Him, as do the angels and the people of knowledge, upholding justice. There is no god but Him, the Almighty, the All-Wise. (The Holy Qur’an, 3:18)


Allah says, ‘Do not take two gods. He is only One God. So dread Me alone.”
(The Holy Qur’an, 16:51)


Say: ‘He is Allah, Absolute Oneness.
(The Holy Qur’an, 112:1)


He is Allah. There is no god but Him. Praise be to Him in this world and the hereafter. Judgement belongs to Him. You will be returned to Him.
(The Holy Qur’an, 28:70)

Certainty and Trust in ALLAH

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم

ALLAH Almighty says:

“When the Believers saw the Confederates, they said, ‘This is what ALLAH and His Messenger promised us. ALLAH and His Messenger told us the truth.’ It only increased them in faith and in submission.” (The Holy Quran 33:22)

“Those to whom people said: ‘The people great army have gathered against you, so fear them.’ But that merely increased their faith and they said: ‘ALLAH is enough for us and the best of Guardians.’ So they returned with blessings and bounty from ALLAH and no evil touched them. They pursued the pleasure of ALLAH. ALLAH’s favour is indeed immense.” (The Holy Quran 3:173-174)

“Put your trust in the Living who does not, die” (The Holy Quran  25:58) and the Almighty says, “So let the believers put their trust in ALLAH,”
“Then when you have reached a firm decision, put your trust in ALLAH.” (The Holy Quran 3:159)

“Whoever puts his trust in ALLAH ¬ He will be enough for him.” (The Holy Quran 65:3)

“The believers are those whose hearts tremble when ALLAH is mentioned, whose faith is increased when His Signs are mentioned to them, and who put their trust in their Lord.” (The Holy Quran 8:2)

Ahadith (s):
Ibn ‘Abbas (R.A) said, “The Messenger of ALLAH, may ALLAH bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘All the nations were shown to me and I saw a Prophet with a small group, and a Prophet with one or two men, and a Prophet with no one at all. Then an enormous mass was shown to me and I thought that they were my community.

I was told, “This is Musa and his community, but look to the furthest horizon,” and there was an enormous mass. It was said to me, “This is your community. Among them are seventy thousand who will enter the Garden without reckoning or punishment.”‘ Then he got up and entered his house and the people discussed concerning those who would enter the Garden without reckoning or punishment. Some of them said, ‘Perhaps it is those who were with the Messenger of ALLAH,’ while others said, ‘Perhaps it is those who are born in Islam and do not associate anything with ALLAH,’ and they mentioned various things.

The Messenger of ALLAH came out to them and said, ‘What are you discussing?’ They told him and he said, ‘They are those who do not make charms or ask others for charms, and do not seek omens.

They trust in their Lord.’ ‘Ukkasha ibn Muhsin stood up and said, ‘Ask ALLAH to make me one of them.’ He said, ‘You are one of them.’ Then another man stood up and said, ‘Ask ALLAH to make me one of them.’ He said, “‘Ukkasha beat you to it.'” [Agreed upon]

Ibn ‘Abbas (R.A) reported that the Messenger of ALLAH (saw) used to say, “O ALLAH, I submit to you and I believe in you and I have relied on you and I turn to you and I have argued by you. I seek refuge with Your might, there is no god other than You, from Your misguiding me. You are the Living who does not die while jinn and men will all die.” [Agreed upon. This is the version in Muslim.]

‘Hazar Umar Bin Khitab (r.a) said, “I heard the Messenger of ALLAH (saw) say, “If you were to rely on ALLAH as He should be relied on, He would provide for you as He provides for the birds. They go out in the morning hungry and return in the evening full.” [at-Tirmidhi]

Abu ‘Umara al-Bara’ ibn ‘Azib reported that the Messenger of ALLAH (saw) said, “O so-and-so! When you retire to your bed, say, ‘O ALLAH, I submit myself to You and I have turned my face to You. I have entrusted my affair to You and taken shelter with You out of desire for You and fear of You. There is no shelter nor rescue from You except with You. I have believed in Your Book which You sent down and Your Prophet whom You sent.’ If you die during the night, you will die in natural submission, and if you are still alive in the morning, your morning will be good. [Agreed upon]

Anas reported that the Messenger of ALLAH (saw) said, “Whoever says, i.e. when he leaves his house, ‘In the name of ALLAH. I have relied on ALLAH and there is no power nor strength except by ALLAH’ will be told, ‘You have been guided, spared and protected,’ and Shaytan will be kept far from him.[Abu Dawud, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nasa’i and others]

Abu Dawud added, “He, i.e. Shaytan, says to another shaytan, ‘How can you get at a man who has been guided, spared and protected?'”