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


Friday, April 25, 2014

Luqmaan adviced his son...

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عن سفيان وقال بلغنا أن لقمان قال لابنه : يا بني إن الدنيا بحر عميق يغرق فيه ناس كثير فلتكن سفينتك فيها تقوى الله وحشوها الإيمان بالله وشراعها التوكل على الله لعلك تنجو


“O my son! The dunya is a deep ocean in which many have drowned! Let your ship be taqwallaah (fear of Allaah), and load your ship with emaan-billaah (believe in Allaah), and let her sail be tawakkal on Allaah! Hopefully you will survive then”.


Kitaab Dham Ad-Dunya, 1/91.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tafseer of Laa ilaaha illallaah - 1

The Status of the Declaration of Faith  - لا اله الاالله

It is a declaration (kalimah) that the Muslims proclaim in their daily lives; in their call to Prayer (adhaan), their call to establishing the Prayer (‘iqaamah), their sermons and their speeches. It is: “A declaration upon which the heavens and the earth are established, and for which the whole of the creation was created, and for which Allaah sent Messengers, revealed Books, and prescribed Divine Laws. Because of it the Scales and the Registers were set-up, as were Paradise and Hellfire.

Due to it creation was divided into Believers and unbelievers; righteous and wicked. It is the root cause for [there being] creation, command, rewards and punishments. It is the right for which the creation was created and about it and its rights will they be questioned and brought to account. Because of it there is punishment and reward; due to it the direction of Prayer (qiblah) was set-up; upon it rests the very foundation of the Religion; and because of it swords are drawn for striving and fighting (jihaad). It is the Right of Allaah over His slaves; the Declaration (kalimah) of Islaam; and the key to Paradise; about it both the earlier and later people will be questioned.

Indeed, no person will stand before Allaah without being asked two questions: What did you worship? And how did you respond to the Messengers? The reply to the first is by realization of  لا اله الاالله’; knowing it, affirming it, and acting by it. The reply to the second is by realization that Muhammadصلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم   is the Messenger of Allaah; knowing it, complying with it, and being obedient to it."

(Zaadul-Ma’aad (1/34) of Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim)

Please read the transcriptions of Tafseer of  ‘لا اله الاالله’ which is obligatory upon every Muslim to know and understand. I will be uploading them in parts, as I finish them Insha-Allaah.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Important Point regarding TAWBA - Sheikh Uthaimeen


 Questioner:
I am a young man. I want to make tawba, but whenever I decide to make tawba, indeed I make tawba to Allah, but how quickly I return! So direct me may Allah (Azza wa Jalla) give you the tawfeeq how to decide upon making tawba and leave off the sin and not return to it another time?

The Mercy of Allaah

 

 إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا إِنَّهُ هُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ

 “O’ My slaves who have transgressed against their own selves by committing sin, don’t despair over the mercy of Allaah, indeed Allaah forgives all sins. Indeed Allaah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful


(Sooratuz Zumar, 39:53)

Regarding His صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم Guidance in Treating Afflictions - Ibnul Qayyim Al Jawziyyah

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And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sâbirin (the patient ones, etc.). Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: “Truly! To Allâh we belong and truly, to Him we shall return. They are those on whom are the Salawât (i.e. blessings, etc.) (i.e. who are blessed and will be forgiven) from their Lord, and (they are those who) receive His Mercy, and it is they who are the guided-ones.
 (Al-Baqarah 2:155-157)

Then he (i.e. Ibn Al-Qayyim) mentioned the Hadeeth of Al-Istirja‘ (1) and then he said: This expression is one of the most effective and most beneficial treatments for one who is afflicted by calamities, because it contains two fundamental principles, which if they are realized, the slave will be consoled thereby from his calamity.

The first of them is that the slave and his wealth belong to Allaah and He has given it to him as a loan.

The second of them is that the return is to Allaah and it is inevitable that he will leave the life of this world behind; so if this is his beginning and his end, then his thinking about them is one of the greatest treatments for this illness and a part of his treatment is that he knows that what was ordained to afflict him cannot miss him and what was ordained to miss him cannot afflict him.

Whilst the People Sleep - Al-Hafidh Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali

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Praying at night necessitates Jannah as was previously mentioned. Allaah said: 

Verily, the pious will be in the midst of gardens and springs, taking joy in the things which their Lord has given them. Verily, they were before this Muhsinun. They used to sleep but little of the night. And in the hours before dawn, they were asking for forgiveness, and from their properties was [given] the right of the beggar, and the deprived.”
(Adh-Dhariyat 15-19)

Thus He described them as being awake at night, seeking forgiveness in the early hours of the morning, and spending from their wealth. Some of the Salaf would be asleep and something would come to them saying: Stand and pray. Don’t you know that the keys to Jannah lie with those who stand at night? They are its treasurers.

The complaint of the ignorant person

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[From ‘al-Fawaa·id’ (p.114) of Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim رحمه الله]

The ignorant person complains about Allaah to the people, and this is the limit of  ignorance of the One complained about and the one complained to; for if he had known his Lord he would not have complained concerning Him, and if knew the people he would not  complain to them.

One of the Salaf saw a man complaining to another man about his poverty and need, so he said: ‘O person! By Allaah! You have not done anything more than complain about One Who is Merciful to you, to one who is not merciful to you.’ 

Relying on the Mercy, Forgiveness & Generosity of Allaah

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Many ignorant people rely on the Mercy, Forgiveness, and Generosity of Allaah (سُبحانه وتعالى), without following His Commands and Prohibitions, forgetting that He is severe in punishment, and that His Wrath will never be withheld from criminal (polytheist, sinning) people. So whoever relies on the Mercy of Allaah (سُبحانه وتعالى), while still insisting on committing sins is just stubborn.

Ma’ruf has said: “Hoping for mercy from the One (Allaah) Who you do not obey is but foolishness.”

O Son of Aadam, Think!!

The World is three days: As for yesterday, it has vanished, along with all that was in it. As for tomorrow, you may never see it. As for today, it is yours, so work in it.
Hasan Al Basri -

Little barakah in your time??


Advice from the Salaf for the one who finds little barakah in his time

One of the Salaf once said, "Every time I increased upon my (daily) portion of Qur'aan, my time would increase in barakah (blessings). I kept on increasing up until my daily portion reached ten Juz' (a third of the Qur'aan)!"

Ibraaheem bin 'Abdil-Waahid al-Maqdisee said, whilst advising ad-Diyaa' al-Maqdisee who intended to go out on a journey to seek knowledge:

"Recite much Qur'aan and don't abandon it, for verily that which you want to learn will become easier in accordance with how much you recite."
 
Ad-Diyaa' said, "So, I noticed this and experienced it much. If I recited a lot of Qur'aan then listening to many ahadeeth and writing all of them down would be easy for me, and if I didn't recite then it would become difficult."


  Source: Dheelu Tabaqaatil-Hanaabilah of Ibn Rajab (3/205)
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