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

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Merits of Ribaat and Jihad

1303 - Abu `Abs `Abdur-Rahman bin Jabr (رضي اللّه عنـه) reported: The Messenger of Allah (صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم) said, "It will not happen that the feet soiled with dust while (doing Jihad) in the way of Allah, will be touched by the fire (of Hell).''

Commentary: "Feet soiled with dust'' means participation in Jihad. That is to say, a person takes part in Jihad and yet goes to Hell is altogether impossible. What it signifies is that Jihad is a means of expiation of sins and that it guarantees the admission into Jannah, provided he is not guilty of major sins. This exception is confirmed by other Ahadith.

1304 - Abu Hurairah (رضي اللّه عنـه) said: The Messenger of Allaah (صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم) said, "No one who weeps out of Fear of Allaah will enter Hell until milk recedes to the udder, and the dust endured while striving in the Cause of Allaah and the smoke of Hell will never subsist together.''

Commentary: This Hadith makes use of a metaphor to stress the impossible. One who weeps for Fear of Allaah and one who is covered with the dust of the battlefield in the course of Jihad, will in no case enter Hell until the milk drawn from udder goes back to it. The dust of the battlefield of Jihad and the smoke of Hell cannot combine at one place. The mixing of the two is utterly impossible. However, this will apply only if one's `Aqeedah is correct and one's intention is correct (i.e., one participates in Jihad with the intention to please Allaah Alone).

1305 - Ibn `Abbas (رضي اللّه عنـه) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم) saying, "Two eyes will never be touched by the fire of Hell; an eye which weeps out of Fear of Allah and an eye which spends the night in guarding in the Cause of Allah .''

Commentary: This Hadith tells us about the eminence of the person who weeps out of Fear of Allah and also brings into prominence the distinction of the Mujahid who keeps a vigil during Jihad.

(From: Riyâd-us-Sâliheen, Vol.2, Book of Jihâd)

Friday, November 15, 2013

“… Know that it is from Allaah…”

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قال الإمام ابن قيم الجوزية رحمه الله

 من أعطي خيراً فالله أعطاه ، ومن وقي شراً فالله وقاه

Ibnul Qayyim al Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) said:

“Whoever does good, must know that it is Allaah, who allowed him to do so, and whoever is protected from evil, must know that it is Allaah, who protected him.”

الفوائد : ٨٠ – فصل

One is Comforted at the Onset of Calamity & Hardship

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By: Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee  رحمه الله

One is faced with trials and difficulties in every moment of life, but having faith and certainty serves to comfort and console one of them. Strong faith, reliance upon Allaah, hope in the reward of Allaah and desire for His beneficence are the basic constituents that help bring this state about. The sweetness of the reward lessens the bitterness of patience. Allaah, Exalted is He says:

If you feel pain, they too are feeling it just as you are, but you hope for something from Allaah which they cannot hope for.”
[Soorah an-Nisaa, 4:104]

Unity with the Rafida is never possible!

The Imaam and father, ‘Abdul ‘Azeez ‘Abdullaah ibn Baaz رحمه الله said:

Unity between ‘ar-Raafida’ (The Shia) and Ahlu-Sunnah is never possible as there is a difference of ‘Aqeedah. As for the ‘Aqeedah of Ahlu-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah, it is to Tawheed of Allaah (single out Allaah) and have al-Ikhlaas (Sincerity) in the worship of Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى, that is, not to associate anything when calling (upon Allaah), neither an Angel nor a Prophet. And it is Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى who knows the Ghaib (Unseen). And from the ‘Aqeedah of Ahlu-Sunnah is to love the Sahaba (Companions of Allaah’s Messenger صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم), may Allaah be pleased with all of them and He is pleased with them, and to have ‘eemaan (faith) that they are the most excellent of the creation of Allaah after the Prophets, and the best of them are Aboo Bakr as-Siddeeq, then ‘Umar, then ‘Uthmaan, then ‘Alee, may Allaah be pleased with them all. And the Raafida oppose this. So there is no unity between these two (‘Aqeedah), just as there is no unity between the Yahood (Jews), the Nasaara (Christians), the Vathaniyyeen (Idol worshippers) and the Ahlu-Sunnah. So for this reason, there is no unification between the Raafida and Ahlu-Sunnah due to the opposition of (their) ‘Aqeedah as we have made clear.

Translated by Abu Ubaydah Nishwan al-Maldeefee

An Important Du’a

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The Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم used to make the following Du’a (i.e. supplication, invocation) as reported by at-Tabaraanee in his book 'ad-Du’a' on the authority of Abu Hurairah رضي اللّه عنـه:

اللهمَّ إني أعوذُ بكَ...من خليلٍ ماكر عينَه تراني، وقلبُه يرعاني؛ إن رأى حسنة دفنها، وإذا رأى سيّئةً أذاعها)

"O Allaah! I seek refuge in you from a companion who plots (against me); his eyes observe me and his heart spies on me; if he sees any good (from me) he conceals it and if he sees any bad (from me) he exposes it."

The above hadeeth has been authenticated by al-Imaam al-Albani رحمه الله as found in his book as-Silsilatu as-Saheehah (3137). He رحمه الله used to end some of his works of research with this Du’a.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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?)”

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Fruits of Patience by Sheikh Uthaimeen رحمه الله

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Discontentment is a trait of an impatient individual whose very own intolerant disposition prevents them from receiving rewards from Allaah. Moreover, their sinful behavior leads them to being overwhelmed by their difficulties. Consequently, they are besieged by two afflictions: problems in their religion caused by their unhappiness and the weight of the hardship that befell them in the first place.

To the contrary, the truly patient believer controls him or herself at the onset of their difficulty. Yes, they do not like that this calamity has happened to them, but they patiently control themselves. He or she refrains from uttering anything or doing anything that would anger Allaah. Nor does this believer harbor ill-feelings in their heart towards the Most Wise. In spite of their trials and mishaps, this person is patient. The contented one is at ease and totally calm during their adversity as though nothing has occurred.

Monday, September 23, 2013

From the wise sayings of Luqman…

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“If you’re in prayer, take care of your heart; If you’re eating take care of your throat; if you’re in another man’s house, take care of your eyes; if you’re among people take care of your tongue.
Remember two matters and forget two matters; Remember Allaah and death forget any good that you have done to another and any evil that was done to you by another.”
[Gems and Jewels|Page 190]

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Issues in fasting by Ahmad bin Umar Banajah al Hadhrami

Authored by: Ahmad bin Umar Banajah al Hadhrami
Transcribed by: Abu Abdillaah Muhammad Rifkhan

A very beneficial article on issues relating to fasting during Ramadan.

Read here.
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