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


Monday, December 28, 2015

Sit for a short while before you sleep and do this...

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Ibnul-Qayyim رحمه الله said,

Avoid those things that necessitate the punishment of the grave.
And from the most beneficial of them is that when a man wants to sleep, he sits for an hour, for the Sake of Allaah, calling himself to account over the things that he has lost and gained during that day of his. Then, between him and his Lord, he renews his sincere repentance over those things that he lost, and sleeps on that repentance, firmly resolving not to return to the sin when he wakes up–and he does this every night.

So if he dies on that night of his, he would have died upon repentance and if he wakes up, he will wake up going towards action, pleased with the postponement of his appointed time so that he can turn to his Lord and set right what he missed out on.

And there is nothing more beneficial for the servant than this sleep, especially when he follows that [i.e., his resolve to renew his repentance] up with the remembrance of Allaah, performing those sunnan which have been reported from the Prophet of Allaah (صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم) when going to bed, [doing so] until sleep overtakes him.

How to purify and soften the heart


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Sheikh Bin Baaz رحمه الله said:

“Whoever takes care of his time by doing Dhikr (remembrance) of Allaah, reciting the Qur’aan, accompanying the good people, and distancing himself from the ignorant and bad company will purify and soften his heart.”

Majmoo` Fataawa of Shaikh Bin Baaz (5/244)

Sunday, December 27, 2015

"The prohibition of imitating the disbelievers in their festivals"



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By the Noble brother Nawwas Al-Hindi حفظه الله

*He explains the state of the disbelievers with Allaah
سُبحانه وتعالى in the light of Qur’aan & Sunnah, clarifying the danger of imitating the disbelievers in their religion, cultures & habits. He also addresses the questions on celebrating the New Year and Miladun-Nabi.

Answers to:
*Can we participate or cooperate with the disbelievers in their festivals like: X-mas, New Year etc.?
*What are the festivals prescribed by our Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى for the Muslims?

                                                                        Click to listen   

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Be firm upon the Truth!

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Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Saleh al-Uthaimeen رحمه الله said:

“Be firm, and do not change (your stance) because of the large number of attacks on you nor due to (their) being offended by your words. As long as you are upon the truth then be firm, for truth is never budged (by falsehood). Thereafter, defend (the truth) if you are in a weak position. There is nothing lesser than defending (the truth). But if you are in a strong position, then upon you is to attack (the falsehood). For the days take turns (sometimes in your favor and sometimes otherwise).

But (remember) the most important thing is that even if you are in a weaker position, then you should remain firm. And never say: ‘Oh, all the people are in opposition to this.’ Rather, be firm, for Allaah aids His Deen, His Book, His Messenger throughout the ages.

No doubt that you will face harm (from the people). Here is Imaam Ahmad رحمه الله, he was dragged by a mule in the market and was whipped. But he was patiently firm.

Friday, December 25, 2015

There is NO such thing as 'Study Time' for the student of knowledge!!


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Sheikh Sâlih bin ‘Abdil Azeez Aala Sheikh حفظه الله said:

There is NO such things as “STUDY TIME” for the student of knowledge! This is because all of his time is spent in seeking knowledge. In the morning and in the evening, his mind is preoccupied with the various issues of knowledge.’

Al-Manhajiyyah Fee Talabil-‘Ilm

Do not Run Away from Qur’aan – Shaik Ibn Baaz rahimahullah

Do not Run Away from Qur’aan – Shaik Ibn Baaz rahimahullah

[Q]: What is your advice – O Shaykh – for those who go without reading the Qur’aan for a month, or even many months, and who have no excuse for such behaviors? However, you will find some of them reading those magazines that contain no benefit for them, and following them up closely!

[A]: “It is recommended for every Believing man and woman to recite the Book of Allaah often, with due contemplation and understanding. This may be done by using a copy of the Qur’aan or from one’s memory. Allaah – the Most High – said: “This is a Book which We have sent down to you, full of blessings, that you may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember.” [Soorah Saad 38:29].And: “Indeed those who recite the Book of Allaah and offer the Prayer perfectly and spend in charity out of what We have provided for them – secretly and openly – hope for a sure trade-gain that will never perish. That He may pay them their wages in full and give them even more out of His Grace. Indeed, He is Oft-Forgiving, ready to appreciate good deeds.” [Soorah Faatir 35:29-30].

The aforementioned recitation of the Qur’aan includes both reciting and acting upon it. The recitation is to be done with contemplation and understanding of it. Sincerity to Allaah is a means of complying with and acting upon the Qur’aan, and its recitation contains a great reward – as the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “Recite the Qur’aan. For on the Day of Resurrection, it shall come as an intercessor for its companion.” This was recorded by Muslim in his Saheeh (no.804). The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam also said: “The best of you is he who learns the Qur’aan and teaches it.” This was Recorded by al-Bukhaaree in his Saheeh (3/66). Another narration states: “Whosoever reads one harf (letter) of the Qur’aan shall receive a good deed and ten good deeds similar to it. I do not say that Alif Laam Meem is a harf but Alif is a harf and Laam is a harf and Meem is a harf.”12 The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to ‘Abdullaah ibn “Amr ibn al-‘Aas: “Complete the recitation of the Qur’aan once a month.” He said: I am able to do more than that. So he said: “Then complete its recital once in seven days.”13 The Companions used to complete the entire Qur’aan once every seven days.

So I advise all the readers of the Qur’aan to increase in their reading of it, with contemplation and understanding it, along with sincerity to Allaah in this – with the purpose of learning and benefiting from the Qur’aan. They should read the entire Qur’aan once a month. If, however, they are able to do more than this without any difficulty, then they should complete it in less than this time. However, it is best not to complete it in less than three days, since this is the least amount of time that the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam mentioned to ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas. This is because if it is read in less than three days, the person becomes hasty and lacks thought and concentration …”14

12. Saheeh: Recorded by at-Tirmidhee (no.2912), who authenticated it, from the hadeeth of ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas’ood radiallaahu ‘anhu.
13. Recorded by al-Bukhaaree (no.5054).
14. Fataawaa al-Mar’ah (no.294)

Fatwa from Shaik Ibn Baaz

Source : Everyday Issues , Al-Istiqaamah Issue No.7 – Rabî’ ul-Awwal 1418H / July 1997

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Refuting the claim that celebrating the Mawlid is a good Bid`ah

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Q: Our question is about celebrating the Mawlid (the Prophet's birthday). Is it Bid`ah (innovation in Islaam)? I heard in some places and from some scholars that it is a good Bid`ah and Allaah knows best, may Allaah bless you!

The refutation to the claim that celebrating the Prophet's birthday is a good innovation can be found here

Lajnah (Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Beware Of logical Conclusions!!

 

Ash-Sha'bee رحمه الله said:

"Beware of logical conclusions. By the One in Whose Hand my soul is, if you rely upon Qiyaas you will declare that which is impermissible permissible and that which is permissible impermissible. So whatever is conveyed to you by those who narrate upon the companions, HOLD ONTO IT!!


Sunan Ad–Daarimee (1/60)109

Keeping photographs for remembrance!!


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Question: Is it permissible for Muslim to keep photographs for the purpose of remembrance. 

Answer: No, it is NOT permissible for a Muslim to keep photographs for the purpose of remembrance. This is with regards to photographs of living things (with souls) among the children of Adam and others. It is obligatory to destroy them due to what has been established from the Messenger of Allaah صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم that he said to 'Ali رضي اللّه عنـه:

"Do not leave a photo except that you efface and destroy it, and do not leave a raised grave that you flatten it."

It is also established from the Messenger of Allaah صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم that he prohibited photographs to be hung in the Kaa'bah, since he saw them hung on its walls. He صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم then requested water and a piece of cloth and wiped them off. As for the photos of non-living things, such as mountains, trees and the likes, there is no problem in keeping them.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

At least complete the recitation of the Qur'aan every month… !

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Explained by Sheikh Saleh al Fawzaan  حفظه الله

If a month passes by and the Qur’aan has not been completed, then this is neglect!! 
 
Allaah سبحانه و تعالى sent down this Qur’aan to be recited and implemented. He did not send it down for it to be placed in books and Mushafs and  for it to be preserved on shelves and cupboards. Rather, it is to be recited night and day. A Muslim recites it in every available situation and the Scholars have stated….

The Companions, (may Allaah be pleased with them), used to portion out the Qur’aan. They used to set a portion (to recite) during the night and during the night prayer. Some of them would complete reciting it in three nights, others in seven and ten nights.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Description of Ilm (Knowledge)


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Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله

There are many from the students of knowledge whose intention in seeking knowledge is nothing except for the attainment of leadership or wealth, and for every person is that which he intended. As for the people of knowledge and religion, they are the (true) people of knowledge.  This is what’s intended with them due to its benefit for them and their need for it in this life as well as in the hereafter. Just as Mu’aadh ibn Jabal (رضي اللّه عنـه) stated regarding the description of knowledge:

Indeed the seeking of it for the sake of Allaah is Ibaadah (worship). Reviewing it is a means of glorifying (Allaah).  The research of it is striving (for the sake of Allaah.)  Teaching it to the one who does not know it is sadaqah (charity). By way of it Allaah it is known and they worship Him.  Also (by way of it) Allaah is magnified and singled out (for all that which is specifically for Him). Based upon this we find the people who benefit from it and their souls are purified by way of it. They intend with it the following of the truth and not the following of desires. The traverse on it: the path of justice and fairness. They love it and find delight with it. They love an abundance of it and the abundance of its people. 

Your Soul..

Friday, December 11, 2015

Importance of Water

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We Know Water is important but never knew about the Special Times one has to drink it.. !!

Drinking Water at the Right Time Maximizes its effectiveness on the Human Body;

1 Glass of Water after waking up - helps to activate internal organs..

1 Glass of Water 30 Minutes - before a Meal aids digestion..

House-Hold Hints you MUST know!!

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*Ants Problem: Ants hate Cucumbers. KEEP the skin of Cucumbers near the Place where they are or at Ant Hole.  

*To make the Mirror Shine: Clean with Sprite.

*To remove Chewing Gum from Clothes: Keep the Cloth in the Freezer for One Hour.

*To Whiten White Clothes: Soak White Clothes in hot water with a Slice of Lemon for 10 Minutes.

*To give a Shine to your Hair: Add one Teaspoon of Vinegar to Hair, then wash Hair.

*To get maximum Juice out of Lemons: Soak Lemons in Hot Water for One Hour, and then juice them.

Conditions & Meaning of the 'Shahadah' - Sheikh ibn Baaz رحمه الله

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(Laa Illaaha il’Allaah - (لا اله الاالله)

Its meaning – There is No diety worthy of worship (in Truth) except Allaah.
Its pillars are:

1.     The negation phrase “ there is no deity worthy of worship (Laa Ilaaha)
2.     The confirmation phrase “ except Allaah (IllaaAllaah)

The phrase: “there is no deity worthy of worship” negates all other false objects of worship while the phrase “except Allaah” confirms that there is only one true Lord, worthy of worship Who has no partners.

The conditions of the Shahaadah (testimony of Faith) are eight:

1. `Ilm (Knowledge): Knowledge of it’s meaning – what is confirmed by it and what is negated by it. As previously stated it was mentioned that the meaning of: “There is NO deity worthy of worship except Allaah” is that all other objects of worship that mankind set up as partners with Allaah are false.

2. Yaqeen (Certainty): To have certainty in its meaning, (i.e. to be free from doubt or suspicion). This means one must be upon certainty that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah.

3. Al-Ikhlaas (Sincerity): This means the sincerity the servant has towards his Lord ONLY, in all acts of worship. For example, if anyone deviates from this sincerity to Allaah and directs it towards a Prophet, an idol, a king, the jinn or any other false object of worship, then, certainly he is guilty of committing Shirk (polytheism) and has contradicted this condition of the Shahaadah (Testimony of Faith), which is Sincerity.

4. As-Sidq (Truthfulness): It means to speak the truth in order to remove any trace of hypocrisy. This is the meaning of Sidq. It also means to observe truthfulness with the tongue as well as the heart. If Sidq is observed by only the tongue and not by the heart, then this condition of Sidq (truthfulness) will not be met.

Why Recite Ayatul Kursi after salaah & before sleeping?

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Question: A listener asks (this was on the radio), with regards to reciting Ayatul-Kursi: Is it reported that the Messenger of Allaah (صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم) used to recite it in the morning and evenings?

Answer: Yes, the Messenger صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم encouraged us to recite it when going to sleep and after every obligatory prayer. When we recite it when going to sleep, it is a means of protection from the Shaitaan. Likewise, from the means of entering Paradise is that one recites it after every obligatory prayer, after he makes the tasleem (saying Asalaamualaykum wa rahmatullaah to the right and then the left). After one recites the other prescribed remembrances (after salaah), he recites the Ayatul-Kursi.

Evidence for the one seeking the TRUTH...


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“The person who is seeking the truth, one evidence will be enough for him. A person who is upon their desires, a thousand clues will still not be clear for him.” 
Imâm al-Albani رحمه الله

Hold yourself accountable...

Reflecting on the Qur’aan

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Reflecting upon the Qur’aan

Ibnul Qayyim رحمه الله said:

Praise be to the One Who made His Speech (Qu’raan) a source of life for the hearts and a cure for what is within the chests. In general, there is nothing more beneficial for the heart than the recitation of Qur’aan with reflection and pondering upon it with deep thought. It also comprehensively places together the (different) levels of the traveler (in this worldly life), the condition of the one who implements it, along with the status of the one who possesses knowledge. From it (the Qur’aan,) the following are inherited:

* Love
* Yearning
* Fear
* Hope
* Returning to Allaah (in repentance)
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