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

Saturday, July 6, 2013

O Allaah whatever blessing has come to me ...

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O Allaah whatever blessing has come to me or anyone else from Your creation this morning is from You ALONE there is no partner with You in that and to You is all praise and gratitude.”

And in the evening one says: “What has come to me this evening…”to the end of the supplication.

The Messenger of Allaah صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم said:  Whoever recites in the morning O Allaah whatever blessing has come to me or anyone else from Your creation this morning is from You Alone there is no partner with You in that & to You is all praise & gratitude, then he has conveyed gratitude that day, & whoever recites the same in the evening he has conveyed gratitude for that evening.”

Related by Aboo Daawud (#5073) with this wording except that he did not mention ((…or anyone else from Your creation)) and this wording was related by Ibn Hibbaan in his Saheeh (#858) except that he (Ibn Hibbaan) did not mention ((…and whoever recites the same in the evening)) and it has been rendered Hasan by the ‘Alaamah Ibn Baaz (رحمه الله) in its entirety in at-Tuhfah.
[Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen]

“Woe unto you, O Son of Aadam”

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Hassan Al Basree رحمه الله said:

“We laugh and yet – who knows? – perhaps Allaah has looked at some of our works and said: “I will not accept anything from you.” Woe to you, son of Aadam! Can you fight Allaah? Whoever disobeys Allaah is fighting Him. By Allaah! I have met seventy veterans of Badr. Most of their garments were wool. Had you seen them you would have said they are crazy, and had they seen the best among you they would have said: “Those people will have no part in the Hereafter.”

Medicines of the heart & soul - Ibnul Qayyim aj-Jawzeeyah

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‘There are types of medicines which can treat illnesses which the minds of the senior doctors cannot comprehend, and that which their sciences, experiences and measurements cannot reach. These are the medicines of the heart and soul, and the strength of the heart, its dependence upon Allaah and trust upon Him and seeking refuge in Him. Prostrating and feeling in dire need of Allaah and humbling oneself for Allaah. Likewise giving Sadaqah (charity), making Dua’, repentance and seeking forgiveness, being good to the creation, aiding the distressed and liberating from grief and unhappiness.

Indeed these types of medication have been used by various nations, who are upon different religions and communities, and they found that they had an effect in the treatment of illnesses, which even the sciences of the most knowledgeable doctors could not reach, and they have no experience nor measurement of it. We have indeed experienced these matters a great deal and as others have, and we have seen what ordinary medicine can and cannot do.’
[Taken from: ‘Zad al-Ma’ad’ 4/11-12]

Special Characteristics of the Salafee Woman

Imaam Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee (d.1421H) 

[1]: She holds fast to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم, within the limits of her capability, upon the understanding of the Salafus-Saalih.

[2]: And it is also befitting for her to deal with the Muslims in a fine manner.  Rather, even with the disbelievers.  So Allaah the Mighty and Majestic says in his Noble Book,
                                                         “And speak to people good words…” 
                                                       [Sooratul-Baqarah  2:83]

There is no Shyness in the Religion, or is there?

Questioner: The statement There is no shyness in the Religion has been circulating upon the tongues of the people.

Shaykh Abdul Azeez ibn Baaz (رحمه الله):
This is correct linguistically and in meaning. This is similar to what the woman (Umm Sulaym) said to the Prophet [May the peace and salutation of Allaah be upon him] Verily, Allaah is not shy of (telling you) the truth. Is it necessary for a woman to take a ‘ghusl’ (full bath) after she has a wet dream (nocturnal sexual discharge?)”

Does Sincere Repentance Erase All Sins?

Fond d'écran animé, screensaver 240x320 pour téléphone portable[Q]: Does sincere tawbah (repentance) erase all of that which has preceded it from sins?

[A]: Allaah the Exalted said,
Say: O My servants who have transgressed against themselves (by sinning), do not despair of the mercy of Allaah. Indeed, Allaah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
[Sooratuz-Zumar 39:53]

So these sins of yours, regardless of whether they have occurred in private or otherwise, once you have repented with a truthful repentance, a sincere repentance (tawbah), then Allaah will forgive you for whatever has preceded.

Is following 'Ramadaan Timetables' from the Sunnah? Shaikh al-Albaanee

There is a hadeeth that is very often neglected due to another hadeeth, because the majority of people are unable to reconcile in practice and application between them. This hadeeth is his (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) saying, "My Ummah will continue to be upon good for as long as they hasten to break the fast and delay the pre-dawn meal."

So here two matters were mentioned, and they are neglected by most of the people, and they are: hastening to break the fast, and delaying the pre-dawn meal (Suhoor).

Selected Duroos from Riyaad-us-Saaliheen on Fasting - 2

Translated by Abu Talhah Dawud ibn Ronald Burbank

Chapter 218 - Generosity and good deeds in Ramadaan
     Lesson 1

Chapter 219 - Prohibition of preceding Ramadaan with a fast that is performed after half of Sha'baan

Chapter 220 - What is to be said when the crescent moon is seen
     Lesson 1
     Lesson 2

Reality of ‘Tawakkul' (relying upon Allaah) by Sheikh Salehh Al-Fawzaan- Part 2

The Meaning of Reliance (Tawakkul) on Allaah
Furthermore, relying upon Allaah does not mean that you abandon the means and entrust all of your affairs to Allaah. So (for example) you should not abandon seeking (your daily) sustenance, saying: “If Allaah wanted us to have sustenance, it would come to us even if we are sitting.” We should also not abandon seeking knowledge, saying: “If Allaah wanted us to have knowledge, it would come to us even if we are sitting in our homes.” This also applies to abandoning all of the other necessary things that we must have, saying: “If Allaah had decreed it for us, it would come to us without us embarking on the means for it.” This is extremely wrong.

So there MUST be a combination of the two: 

(1) Putting one’s trust in Allaah;
(2) Abiding by the necessary means.

So a person must embark on the means when seeking after sustenance, whilst at the same time putting his trust in Allaah to achieve his objective.

A person plants crops while putting his trust in Allaah that his crops will grow and produce fruit. At the same time, he protects his crops from threats. In order for you to reap the benefits of the crops and for them to be useful to you, you must plant the crops, sow the seeds, water them and care for them. At the same time, you should put your trust in Allaah that He will protect them, make them grow, allow them produce fruit, enable you to reap their benefits and use them.

Similar to this is when a person forsakes marriage, saying: “This is part of putting one’s trust in Allaah since if Allaah intended children for me, they would come to me without me getting married.”

We say: This is wrong. No one with any common sense, let alone a believer, says such a thing. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Spreading the Good News of Ramadaan - Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan

Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: "Ramadhan has come to you - a blessed month. Allaah has made it obligatory on you to fast in it. During this month, the gates of heaven are open, the gates of the Hellfire are closed and the evil devils are chained. To Allaah belongs a night in it, which is better than a thousand months. Whosoever is prevented from its good, then he has been deprived." [1]

The hadeeth is a glad tiding to the righteous servants of Allaah, of the coming of the blessed month of Ramadhan. The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) informed his Companions of its coming and it was not just a simple relaying of news. Rather, his intent was to give them the glad tidings of a magnificent time of the year, so that the righteous people who are quick to do deeds can give it its due estimate. This is because the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) explained in it (the hadeeth) what Allaah has prepared for His servants from the ways towards gaining forgiveness and His contentment - and they are many. So whoever has forgiveness escape him during the month of Ramadhan, then he has been deprived with the utmost deprivation

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Selected Duroos from Riyaad-us-Saaliheen on Fasting - 1

Translated by Abu Talhah Dawud ibn Ronald Burbank. 
 The following audio lessons are a  translation of this famous collection of hadeeth, along with precisely quoted explanations and points of benefit from numerous scholars.  
Chapter 217 - Fasting in Ramadaan, its obligation and virtues
     Lesson 1
     Lesson 2
     Lesson 3
     Lesson 4
     Lesson 5