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

Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Father Teaching His Children Tawheed

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Sheikh Saalih al-Uthaimeen رحمه الله was asked:

How does a father teach his children Tawheed?

He answered:

‘He teaches them Tawheed just like he teaches them other matters of the Deen. From the best of what is in this subject is the book ‘The Three Principles’ by Sheikh-ul-Islam Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhaab رحمه الله. If he makes them memorize it by heart and explains to them its meanings appropriately to their understanding and their intellects. Then there comes a lot of goodness from this. This is because this book is built upon questions and answers, and clear easy expressions, which have no complexity.

Then the father shows them the Ayaat of Allaah (His signs) so that he can practically implement what is mentioned in this small book.

For example, (about) the sun, the father asks, 'who created it?' Likewise (about) the moon, the stars, the night and day. You say to them:

The sun, who created it? Allaah.

The moon? Allaah, the night? Allaah, the day? Allaah.

Allaah سُبحانه وتعالىcreated all of these.

“Indeed most children’s corruption came from their parents and their neglect of them…”

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Ibnul-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah رحمه الله said:

And Al-Bayhaqi narrated from the hadeeth of Anas رضي اللّه عنـه who said that:

'A man was sitting with the Prophet, so one of his sons came to him, so the man kissed him and sat him in his lap. Then his daughter came to him so he took her and sat her to his side. So the Prophet (صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم) said, ‘You were not just between them.’ And the Salaf used to like to be just between their children when kissing them.'

And some of the people of knowledge said that Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى will ask the parent about his child on the Day of Resurrection before asks the child about his parent. So just as the father has a right upon his son, the son has a right upon his father, as Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى said,

وَوَصَّيْنَا الْإِنسَانَ بِوَالِدَيْهِ حُسْنًا
And We have enjoined on man to be good and dutiful to his parents..”
[Al- ‘Ankabut:8]

The Fitnah of the Gaze !

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Sheikh al-Muhaddith Muqbil ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee رحمه الله said:

The intelligent woman does not like for her husband to look and have his heart tempted by gazing at young ladies (on the television). She does not like this. And happiness is not achieved between the woman and her husband unless she is obedient to him and far from looking at other than him.

Friday, February 27, 2015

What is the BEST thing to do in every time & situation???

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Ibnul Qayyim   رحمه الله
... it is to do whatever PLEASES Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى ...!

 …They say that the best worship is to do what will please Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى at every time in accordance with what that particular time calls for.

So, the best acts of worship during the time of Jihad is Jihad, even if this leads to abandoning certain rituals such as night prayer, fasting, etc. In fact, this applies even if you are to not pray a complete obligatory prayer as you would in times of safety and calm.

And the best thing to do when you have a guest, for example, is to see to his rights as a guest and to preoccupy yourself with that instead of the recommended rituals you would usually engage in at the time.

Such is also the case in fulfilling the rights of your wife and family.

The best thing to do during the early morning hours is to be preoccupied with prayer, Qur'aan, supplication, remembrance of Allaah, and asking His Forgiveness.

There Is No Trust for the One Who Does Not Fear Allaah !

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Umar Ibn al-Khattaab رضي اللّه عنـه said:

Stick with your true brothers. You can live in comfort with them, as they are a delight in times of ease, and you can lean on them in times of hardship. Assume the best about your brother until he comes with something that should alarm you from him. Avoid your enemy, and beware of befriending anyone but the trustworthy, and there is no trust for the one who does not fear Allaah.

The Inverted Priorities

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By Dr. Saleh as-Saleh رحمه الله

"Corrupt creeds, lying, cheating, injustice, innovations, lowly desires, attachment to this world, ignorance, mysticism, grave worship, bigoted blind following and so forth... and we boast saying:

"Our Main Problem is in our Leaders!!! "
Is this the case???

Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى says:
إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُواْ مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ
"Verily! Allaah will not change the good (or bad condition) of a people as long as they don’t change their state of goodness (or sins and wrong doings etc) themselves."
[Ra'd 13:11]

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim رحمه الله said:

"Ponder upon the Hikmah (Wisdom) of Allaah, the most High, where He has made people's kings, leaders, and those of authority over them, of the same kind as their own deeds. It is as if the people's deeds appeared in the forms of their kings and leaders.

If the people are upright, then their kings and rulers will be upright, and if they turn away (from uprightness), then their leaders will turn against them. And if they oppress and tyrannize, then their kings and rulers will tyrannize and oppress. And if deception and treachery becomes manifest amongst them, then the same will appear in their rulers.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

As-Sarf Lesson # 17

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Divisions of  حُرُوف العِلَّة

{ حُرُوف العِلَّة   are the 3 weak letters: (ا) "alif", (و) "wāw", & (ي) "yā’"}

These verbs are called  مُعْتَل  - i.e. one of the three  ف  al-Kalimah, ع  al-Kalimah or ل  al-Kalimah will have a  (ا), (و) or (ي).

{* There are 4 divisions but we will be taking only 3.}

1.     First division is when the  حُرُوف العِلَّة  is in the place of  ف  al-kalimah.
E.g. وَعَدَ  and  يَسَرَ  

In  وَعَدَ -  This verb has  حُرُوف العِلَّة  in its root. The ' ف ' al-kalimah of this word has a  و (waaw).    

Another example is :  يَسَرَ  - The ' ف '  al-kalimah of this word has a  ي  (ya).
In the case of  وَعَدَ  and  يَسَرَ  we don't have to search for the root letters as the root letters are clear. It will always be a و  or a ي and never an Alif in the place of  ف   al-kalimah. The reason being the Alif is always a sukoon and it cannot be pronounced.

2.     Second division is when the  حُرُوف العِلَّة  is in the place of  ع al-kalimah.
E.g.  صَاْمَ  and  باْعَ
The root letters are not clear in these two words  صَاْمَ  and  باْعَ  because of the presence of Alif in these words.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Not everyone is suitable to be your friend…

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Ibn Qudamah al-Maqdisi رحمه الله

Know that not everyone is suitable to be your friend. You must verify that this potential friend has the necessary characteristics that make friendship with him something to be desired. The one you seek to befriend must have five characteristics:

-He must be intelligent, as there is no good in befriending an idiot, as he will only harm you when he wants to benefit you. By intelligent, we mean one who understands things as they are, either on his own, or if they are explained to him;

-He must have good manners, and this is a must. One who is simply intelligent might be overcome by anger or desire, and obey his desire. Thus, there would be no benefit in befriending him; 

What is 'Jaahiliyyah?'

 كَنْزُالأَطْفاَل  (The Children's Treasure)

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Taught by: Umm Hyatt al-Ameriki حفظها الله

Question #14

مَا هِيَ الجَاهِلية ؟  - What is 'Jaahiliyyah'?

كُل مَا خَالف الكِتَاب وَ السُنة 
- Everything that opposes and goes against the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم .

Linguistically the word 'Jaahiliyyah' is from the verb 'Jahila' -- which means 'to be ignorant' and  'Jaahiliyyah goes back to 'ignorance.'  Ignorance opposes the Qur'aan and the Sunnah. Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى sent Prophet Muhammad صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم with knowledge.

The word 'Jaahiliyyah' is used in many different forms. It all goes back to ignorance.
One definition of Dr. Faisal's for 'al-Jaahiliyyah' is: Everything that goes against the Kitaab & the Sunnah.

Sheikh A'ala Sheikh حفظه الله mentioned in his book 'Masaa'il al-Jaahiliyyah':
'Jaahiliyyah' is also used to denote everything that prevailed before the Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم became a Messenger / and sent as a Messenger.  (This is as far as we look at it from the aspect of 'time.')

* Who are the People of Jaahiliyyah at that time?
Those who oppose the Prophet  صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم. They are the Jews, the Christians and the Mushrikeen from the Arabs. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The ROOTS of Hostility Towards Islaam (MUST READ) !!

By: Abu Rayhana Abdul-Hakeem Al-Ameriki حفظه اللّه
Transcript by: Umm Hasna bint Jabir as-Saylâniyyah

With the aid and permission of Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى , we will take a look into the Qur'aan on a topic that is very important and essential due to the various crisis and affairs of these days. We will be taking a look at the roots and hostility towards Islaam and the people of Islaam (the Muslims). Is this hostility towards Islaam and its people something new?

First, we must understand that Islaam is the religion of Allaahسُبحانه وتعالى  from the beginning of time until today. Allaah did not send any Messenger except that He commanded them with لا إله إلا الله . 

The Muslims are the righteous!! They are the obedient in every place and time. We want to look back in history from the beginning of time, wherein we will find that the righteous were called MUSLIMS! From the beginning of time until this very day, the Righteous and the Obedient are referred to and called as MUSLIMS !!   

The roots of hostility towards Islaam and the Muslims started from the beginning of time. In fact, the roots of hostility towards the righteous and righteousness (i.e. being steadfast, being upon Mustaqeem, being upon taqwa of Allaah) prevailed from the time of our father Aadam عليه السلام  and goes back to two things:

1.     Hasad: Envy
2.     Kibr: Arrogance
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