رَبِّ ابْنِ لِى عِندَكَ بَيْتاً فِى الْجَنَّةِ
'My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Jannaah'
(At-Tahreem 66:11)


Saturday, August 11, 2012

My Journey to seek Ilm begins... Alhamdulillaah!


(Dammaj, Yemen - The Lighthouse of Islaam)

In the Name of Allaah (The One). I send peace & blessings upon His Messenger (Al-Mustafa) & upon His Messenger’s family, companions, & those who follow him in righteousness until the Day of Judgment (Yawm Al-Qiyaamah).

Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuhu to all those who visit my blog,

This is to inform you all that I am journeying to Dammaj, Yemen with my family to seek ilm bi'ithinillaahi. My Zawj (may Allaah reward him) just bought a socket to charge my laptop & voila here I am typing this post seated in the hotel, in Sana'a, the capital of Yemen. Alhamdulilllaah. 

Please be patient with me until I settle down & get access to internet which may take a while. This is my first visit to Yemen & everything so far has been such a wonderful learning experience which I hope to share with you all soon insha-Allaah under the page titled:  

"Letters To My Precious Mother… (the womb that bore me)."
 
May Allaah azzawajal make this Blog a platform to share with you all beneficial knowledge directly from the Fortress of Sunnah, (Dammaj), ameen.

O Allaah, I ask you to accept whatever I am doing for Your Face ALONE (without any show - 'riyaa') with pure 'Ikhlaas' on my scale of good deeds, ameen! I ask you for birr & taqwaa in this journey of ours & for deeds which pleases You. O Allaah facilitate our journey & let us cover its distance quickly. O Allaah, You are The Companion on our journey & the Successor over the family. O Allaah, I take refuge with You from the difficulties of travel, from having a change of heart & being in a bad predicament & I take refuge in You from an ill-fated outcome with wealth & family. Ameen.

Umm Hasna Firdous Bint Jabir as-Saylaani 
fil Sana'a, Yemen 

He gives & does not take, He feeds & is not fed...

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Generosity is one of the Attributes of Allaah (Exalted be He); He gives & does not take; He feeds & is not fed; & He is the Most Generous One. The most beloved to Him is whoever acquires the same traits; He is Generous & He loves the generous; He is Knowledgeable & He loves the knowledgeable; He is Powerful & He loves the courageous; & He is Beautiful & He loves beauty.”

Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim (rahimahullah)
[al-Wabil as-Sayyib p. 43]

Posted from Sana'a, Yemen.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Whoever is knocking at the door of Allaah..

 
As long as you are performing prayer, you are knocking at the door of Allaah, and whoever is knocking at the door of Allaah, Allaah will open it for them."
Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah (Rahimahullaah)

How can knowledge be acquired??

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 Sheikh Saleh ibn al-Fawzaan al-Fawzaan (hafidhaullaah)

Knowledge cannot be acquired except through learning, and learning requires care and attention, effort, time, and it requires understanding, and it requires attentiveness of the heart – this is learning.”

[Sharh al-Usool ith-Thalaathah]

Posted from Dubai airport..

Who are the soft & tender hearted of people??

 

“Associate with, & keep the company of those who are Forgiving & Merciful [to others], for indeed they are the most soft & tender hearted of people.”

‘Awn ibn ‘Abdullaah, [Al-Hilyah, 6/249]
Posted from Dubai airport..

'If Allaah Loves people, He tests them.'

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In his explanation of 'Kitab at-Tawhid,' Sulayman bin 'Abdillah bin Muhammad bin 'Abd al-Wahhab mentioned the hadith of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم

'If Allaah Loves a people, He tests them.'

After explaining some aspects of the hadith, Shaykh Sulayman asked the question: how is it that Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى  can test those who are beloved to Him?

Summarizing the words of Ibn Taymiyyah, he answered:

'...because this forces the servant to repent.’

Allaah tests the servants with the punishments of this world in order that they repent from their sins, as He سُبحانه وتعالى said: 

بَعْضَ الَّذِي عَمِلُوا لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ

‘…Allâh may make them taste a part of that which they have done, in order that they may return (by repenting to Allâh, & begging His Pardon).’
(Ar-Rum 30:41)  
Posted from Dubai airport...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Explanation of “There is no 'Itikaaf except in the three Mosques...”


 Answered by Shuyookh Ibn Baaz, Muqbil Bin Haadee, Uthaymeen & Yahya Al-Hajooree (Rahimahullaahu ta'ala)

Question:
Shaykh Ibn Baaz rahimahAllaah was asked: How sound is the hadeeth “There is no i’tikaaf except in the three mosques”? If the hadeeth is saheeh, does that in fact mean that i’tikaaf can only be observed in the three mosques?

He replied:
I’tikaaf is valid in mosques other than the three mosques, but it is essential that the mosque in which i’tikaaf is observed is a mosque in which prayers are held in congregation. If no prayers are held in congregation there, then it is not valid to observe i’tikaaf there. But if a person has vowed to observe i’tikaaf in one of the three mosques then he is obliged to do so in fulfillment of his vow.
Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn Baaz, 15/444.

**  ‘I’tikaaf: retiring to a Masjid for the remembrance of Allaah 

“No one tires of it…”



Allaah ruins him who deserts this Book (the Qur’aan) out of fear of persecution of the tyrants, allows him to go astray he who seeks guidance from a source other than the Qur’aan. The Noble Qur’aan is the Strong Rope of Allaah, the Wise Admonition and the Straight Path.

It is a Book that no one’s fancy can twist and no tongue can change. Unlike other books, nobody tires of it despite its repeated recitation. Its wonders will never exhaust and scholars will never feel satiated with it. 

One who talks in the light of this Book will be true. One who acts upon it will be rewarded. One who makes judgments in its light will make just judgments. And the one who summons mankind to it, guides them to the Straight Path.

Source: Excerpts taken from: Commentary on the Sermons of the Prophet {صلى الله عليه وسل} on his last Pilgrimage
Chapter 1 - Adherence to the Qur’aan
Shaykh ’Abdullaah bin Humaid
Chairman of the Supreme Council of Justice
Saudi Arabia

Where Are Those Who Love One Another?


 
The highest Level of Brotherhood is to love someone NOT for the material gain, NOT to achieve an Important Position, NOT for any short term or long term worldly benefit - but ONLY for the sake of Allaah (Azza Wa Jal).When you love someone only for the sake of Allaah (Azza Wa Jal) you have reached the pinnacle of friendship, and what remains is for both of you to remain careful not to allow any worldly benefits to enter into and spoil your friendship. If you love someone only for the sake of Allaah (Azza Wa Jal) strive to maintain that pure love in order to enjoy the success in the Hereafter.

Abu Hurairah (radhiyallaahu anhu) reported that the Messenger
صلى الله عليه وسلم said,

“Verily , Allaah will say on the Day of Resurrection: ‘Where  are those who love one another because of My Loftiness (and Exaltedness)? Today I will give them shade in My Shade, a day on which there in no shade except for My Shade.’”


 Related by Muslim (2566), Ahmad (7190)

Tafseer - Explanation Surah 02 Al-Baqarah

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Tafseer - Explanation of Surah 02 Al-Baqarah

 

By Allaah! The enemy did not wrong you ...


“By Allaah! The enemy did not wrong you except after the Lord abandoned you, so do not think that Shaytaan overpowers you, it is just the Maintainer (i.e. Allaah) who has forsaken you.”
 
Imaam Ibn ul-Qayyim (rahimahullah)
[al-Fawaaid (English Translation : A Collection of Wise Sayings), page 108]

Darkness into Light

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 "When the night comes, the slaves of the All-Merciful transform its darkness into light.

(Mohsen Shaker al-Bayoumi, Slaves of the All-Merciful)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

"Nothing can save you from the face of difficulty except..."

Animated wallpaper, screensaver 240x320 for cellphoneUmar ibn al-Khattab advised Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas saying:

“You are going to face something difficult & nothing can save you from it except the truth. Accustom yourself & those who are with you to doing good, start everything with good, & remember that for every good habit there is a means to develop it. The means of developing good is patience. If you are patient in bearing everything that befalls you or happens to you, you will gain the fear (taqwa) of Allaah.

[Tarikh At-Tabari, 4/306-307]

Did You Know?


The month of Ramadhan in which was revealed the Qur’aan, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right & wrong).”
(Sooratul Baqarah 2:185)

Allaah praised the month of Ramadhan out of the other months by choosing it to send down the Glorious Qur’aan, just as He did for all of the Divine Books He revealed to the Prophets. 

Imaam Ahmad reported Wathilah bin Al Asqa` that Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم  said:

أُنْزِلَتْ صُحُفُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ فِي أَوَّلِ لَيْلَةٍ مِنْ رَمَضَانَ، وَأُنْزِلَتِ التَّوْرَاةُ لِسِتَ مَضَيْنَ مِنْ رَمَضَانَ، وَالْإِنْجِيلُ لِثَلاثَ عَشَرةَ خَلَتْ مِنْ رَمَضَانَ، وَأَنْزَلَ اللهُ الْقُرْآنَ لأَرْبَعٍ وَعِشْرِينَ خَلَتْ مِنْ رَمَضَان

The Suhuf (Pages) of Ibraaheem were revealed during the first night of Ramadhan. The Torah was revealed during the sixth night of Ramadhan. The Injeel was revealed during the thirteenth night of Ramadhan. Allaah revealed the Qur’aan on the twenty-fourth night of Ramadhan.”

Tafseer Ibn Katheer

ALLAH has Fed him & Given him to Drink

 
 
The Prophet  صلى الله عليه وسلم  said:-
"If any one of you forgetfully eats or drinks while observing the fast, he should complete his Sawm [Fasting] for Allaah has fed him & given him to drink.'
[Source: Al-Bukhari & Muslim]  

This Hadith clearly states the Sawm remains intact if due to forgetfulness one eats or drinks. This is provided one abandons the act as soon as he remembers that he is observing Sawm !

SubhanAllaah !! What a Merciful Lord we have…

If bid’ah only consisted of Lies...


If bid’ah only consisted of Lies, then it would not have been accepted and everybody would even hurry to condemn it and refute it. And if it only consisted of Haqq (truth), then it would not have been a Bid’ah, rather, in agreement with the Sunnah, but it (Bid’ah) consist of both truth and lies in which the truth is clothed with lies.”

Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim (rahimahullaah)
 Sawaa'iq al-Mursalah (3/925)]

What is the ruling on the fasting person using cream to get rid of the dryness on the lips?


Sheikh Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-Uthaimeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about the ruling on the fasting person using cream to get rid of the dryness on the lips. So, he replied:

‘There is no problem in a person using that which moistens the lips and the nose by way of a cream, or him moistening it with water or with a cloth or that which resembles that. However, he should be careful in case something of this which he has used to remove the coarseness reaches his stomach. And if something does reach the stomach unintentionally, then there is nothing upon him, just as if he rinsed out his mouth and the water reached his stomach unintentionally, then indeed, he does not break his fast with this.'

Source:  Majmoo' Fataawa Wa Rasaail Fadeelatish
Sheikh Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-'Uthaymeen, Vol.19, page 224

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Always in Need of The Ever-Merciful

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So the servant is ALWAYS in need of his Lord, from EVERY perspective. This is because He is the object of his worship, and the source of all of his help. So no one can bring him any good except Him, and nothing can better the situation of the servant except His worship. And on top of all of this, the servant is sinning, and there is no way that he can avoid this. So he is always in need, sinning, and he is in need of the One who always Forgives, the One who is Ever-Merciful. The One who always Forgives (al-Ghafoor) will Forgive his sins, and the Ever-Merciful will show him Mercy and bless him and be kind to him. So the servant is eternally between the blessings of his Lord and the sins of his soul.

Ibn Taymiyyaah [d. 728H/1328CE]

Monday, August 6, 2012

How did the Sahaabiyyaat go about teaching their children?



A: Umm ‘Abdillaah (hafithahallaah) gave the example of Umm Sulaym, the mother of Anas (radhiyallaahu ‘anhumaa) who sent her son to serve the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) at a very young age.   He served him for 10 years.  He was not a slave.  Umm Sulaym encouraged Anas to be with Rasoolullaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم).  There’s no difference between the male and female student of knowledge. Umm Sulaym wanted Anas to get blessings and ‘benefit from the ilm of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم).  She wanted him to get practical knowledge.

Umm ‘Abdillaah gave another example: She spoke about the time when the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) sent Anas to do something for him.  He met his mother on the way and she asked him where he was going. He replied that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم sent him somewhere. Umm Sulaym then told him to never convey the Prophet’s secrets.

Sins are like Chains & Locks...


 
Sins are like chains & locks preventing their perpetrator from roaming the vast garden of tawheed & reaping the fruits of righteous actions.”

Imaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah)
[Majmoo’ al-Fatawa (14/49)]

Whoever covers for a Muslim, Allaah will cover for him …

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Question:
Is the meaning of the Hadith, Whoever covers for a Muslim, Allaah will cover for him”, that if someone does something bad or evil and I covered for him Allaah will cover me? I hope you can clarify this for me. May Allaah reward you.

Shaykh Abdul Aziz ibn Baaz (may Allaah reward him) answered:
Yes, this Hadith is authentic. Recorded by Muslim on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (radiAllaahu ‘anhu – may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet  said, ”Whoever relieves a believer from a difficulty from this Dunya (worldly life), Allaah will relieve a difficulty from him from the difficulties of Yawm Al-Qiyaama (the Day of Judgment). And whoever aids and makes easy an insolvency, Allaah will be easy on him in this life and the next. And whoever protects for a Muslim, Allaah will protect him in this world and the next.”
·       Insolvency is the inability of a debtor to pay their debt.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Trapping Iblees at any of the 6 levels...


“… If Al-'Abd prevents Iblees from trapping him at any of these 6 levels, & if it becomes difficult for Iblees, he empowers his party of Jinn & human beings with different kinds of harm, IMPUTING DISBELIEF TO HIM, CALLING HIM MISGUIDED & AN INNOVATOR, WARNING PEOPLE AGAINST HIM, & intending to weaken him & to disturb his heart. Iblees, by using this method, tries to confuse this person's thinking & tries to PREVENT PEOPLE FROM BENEFITING FROM HIM. Therefore Iblees expends his utmost effort to empower the defenders of falsehood, from human beings & from Jinn, against him. --Then the believer is at war until death. Whenever he gives up, he is hurt or is taken captive. -- Hence the believer is in Jihaad until he meets with Allâh."

Traps of Iblees: by Ibnul-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah rahimahullaah
from At-Tafseer Al-Qayyim of Shaikh Ibn Al-Qayyim

Yearning for Allaah & His meeting is like the gentle breeze

“Yearning for Allaah & His meeting is like the gentle breeze blowing upon the heart, extinguishing the blaze of the Dunya. Whosoever caused his heart to settle with his Lord shall be in a state, calm & tranquility, & whosoever sent it amongst the people shall be disturbed & excessively perturbed.”

 

[Ibnul Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah)]

True people of Taqwa

“It [taqwa] mostly comes to someone who does his duty to Allaah with loving obedience. Most people if they try to do this neglect their duties to others or only fulfill them partially. These people do not leave time or energy for their duties to their families & the community. To be able to give what is due to Allaah & what is due to people is something can only be achieved by few special people -- they are the true people of taqwa.”

Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī [d. 795H/1393CE]

Beneficial Speech..

    


“Let us practice to speak ONLY that which will be beneficial during this blessed month of Mercy & thereafter...”
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