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


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Paradise is surrounded by hardships...


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Anas bin Malik رضي اللّه عنـه reported:

Paradise is surrounded by hardships and the Hell-Fire is surrounded by temptations!

حُفَّتِ الْجَنَّةُ بِالْمَكَارِهِ وَحُفَّتِ النَّارُ بِالشَّهَوَاتِ
{Ref: Sahih Muslim 2822}

The scholars said:

This beautiful analogy is from the exquisite, eloquent and comprehensive speech which was bestowed on the prophet (صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم). It means that nothing will help you to reach al-Jannah except going through hardships, and nothing will lead you to the Hell-fire except whims and desires. Both are veiled as described, so whoever tears down the veil will reach what is hidden behind it. So the veil of al-Jannah is torn down by going through hardships, and the veil of the Hell-fire is torn down by giving in to whims and desires. And hardships include striving in ‘ibaadah (worship) and persevering upon that,and sabr in the face of hardships, and restraining one’s anger, forgiving and having long-suffering (hilm), giving voluntary charity, having ihsaan (excellent behavior) with those who mistreat you, having sabr against desires, and so on.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Riyad-us-Saaliheen Lesson #1



(Lecture to the sisters in
Masjid Al-Imâm Muqbil, UK)

- by Umm Hyatt al-Amerikiyyah  (حفظها الله)
19th Rabi-ul-Thaani, 1438H / Tuesday, 17th January 2017

The book Riyad-us-Sâliheen is compiled by Abu Zakariyyah Yahya ibn Sharaf and he is known as Imâm an-Nawawi رحمه الله. He was born in Sham {which is known as Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan, today} in the year 631 A.H. At a young age he went to Damashk (Damascus) to memorize Qur'aan and to further his studies there. Heرحمه الله  died in the year 676 A.H. at a very young age of 45 years. He has authored many books. Riyadh-us-Sâliheen is one of the known books which is a compilation of ahadeeth of our Messenger صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم and this is one of the most important books which a student of knowledge is encouraged to memorize. In it he has gathered what every Muslim needs in every particular situation and what a Muslim needs to aid him to have good manners and good characteristics whereby adhering to that in his speech and actions. 

A mature child sleeping on the same bed with his mother and sister

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Q: Is it permissible for a boy to sleep with his mother and his sister if he has reached the age of puberty?

A: It is not permissible for boys who have reached the age of puberty or ten years of age to sleep with their mothers or their sisters in the same bed, out of protection of honors, to keep away from Fitnah (temptation) and block the means leading to sin. The Prophet (صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم) asked us to separate the beds of boys and girls when they reach the age of ten in his saying:

Command your children to offer Salah (Prayer) when they become seven years old; beat them for (neglecting) it when they become ten years old; and arrange their beds (to sleep) separately.

[1] Abu Dawud, Sunan, Book on Salah, no. 495; and Ahmad, Musnad, vol. 2, p. 187.

Giving precedence to ‘Aql (Reasoning) over Naql (Evidences)


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Question: What is your reply to philosophers who give preference to reason over religious texts?

Answer: The function of reason with regard to the Noble Qur’aan and the Prophetic Sunnah is to understand and accept them. Reason has no role in religion except for this.

There are a lot of religious texts that make it obligatory for Muslims to follow the Noble Qur'aan and the Prophetic Sunnah. Also, such texts warn Muslims against offering any opinions or suggestions that may oppose what is mentioned in the Qur'aan and the Prophetic Sunnah.

Sun and Moon Letter Online Flashcards

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The children can click on the link below to learn the sun and the moon letters. Once they have mastered them, they can thereafter attempt the online quiz, inshaAllaah.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The importance of Seeking knowledge - 1 & 2

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Lecture given to the sisters at Masjid al-Imaam Muqbil (UK) 
- by Umm Hyatt al-Amerikiyyah  (حفظها الله)

12th Rabi-ul-Thaani, 1438H / Tuesday, 10th January 2017


The Dua of our Messenger صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم:

اللّهُمَّ إنّي أعوذُ بك من علم لا ينفع ومن قلب لا يخشع ومن نفس لا تشبع ومن دعاء لا يسمع

O Allaah, I seek refuge with You from knowledge that does not benefit, from a heart that is not humbly submissive; from a soul that is never satisfied, and from a supplication that is not given a response.

[Sunan al-Nasā’ī 5537, Graded Sahīh by Al-Albānī]

The Sunnah is like the Ark of Noah

 
Imaam Maalik said,
"The Sunnah is like the Ark of Noah. Whoever embarks upon it reaches salvation and whoever refuses is drowned." 

{Sheikh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah in Majmoo' ul-fataawaa (4/57)}
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