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Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
"Rasulullah SAW took silk and he puts it on his right shoulder and he puts gold on his left shoulder, and said: Both of these are forbidden for my male people"
Ibnu Majah also adds:
"but it is allowed for females"
Rasulullah SAW also had seen a man wearing a gold ring on his finger, but he suddenly pulled it away from his hand and threw it on the ground.
Then he said:
Any one of you is deliberately taking hot coals and then he put in his hand. After the Prophet went, to the men is said: 'Take it and make use of the ring.' He answered: 'No!By Allah, I shall not take the ring that was removed by the Prophet. '"(Narrated by Muslim)
Platinum is a chemical element with the chemical symbol Pt and an atomic number of 78.Its name is derived from the Spanish term platina del Pinto, which is literally translated into "little silver of the Pinto River".It is a dense, malleable, ductile, precious, gray-white transition metal. Even though it has six naturally occurring isotopes, platinum is one of the rarest elements in the Earth's crust and has an average abundance of approximately 5 μg/kg. It is the least reactive metal. It occurs in some nickel and copperores along with some native deposits, mostly in South Africa, which accounts for 80% of the world production. (
Clearly from this explanation, it is wrong to deduce that platinum and white gold are the same.
Lawful for a man wearing a platinum BUT it is illegal for him to wear white gold. But still,silver are truly made for men, because it is the sunnah of the Prophet as well.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
They take their priests and their anchorites (Alims & Ulamas) to be their lords in substitute of Allah and (they take as their Lord) Christ the son of Mary; Yet they were commanded to worship but one Allah: there is no god but He.
Quran – 9 : 31
Allah says in the Quran, the Christians and Jews have made their Alims and Ulamas and Jesus, Allah (their Gods). When this verse was revealed -
Athee ibn Hathim was a Christian who had come with a large group of Christians and had embraced Islam. When this above Verse was revealed, he came to the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) and said:
"Ya Rasoolullah, at no time have we worshipped our Priests and Monks (alims and Ullamas); then why is Allah saying so ???"
To this Prophet (s.a.w) said : "Do you take your Alims words when they say a thing is halaal?"
To this Hathim (r.a) said: "Yes" –
Then the Prophet (s.a.w) said : "Do you take the words of your Priests when they say a thing is Haraam?"
To this also Hathim (r.a) said : "Yes"
Then, Prophet (s.a.w) asked: "Do you clarify as to whether Allah and His Prophet Have said so ??
To this Hathim (r.a) said: "No – we know only what our Alims say"
To this, Rasool (s.a.w) said "this is how you make them Allah for when your Alims and Ulamas say something contradictory to Allah and His Prophet, you obey them blindly without, in the least clarifying, as to whether Allah and His Prophet said it. Then your Alims and Ulamas become the law makers and law givers and you obey them blindly; then it is equivalent to making them Allah".
Narrated by Hathim (r.a) Book: Ahmed & Tirmidhi
Friends, this message is not only for the Christians or Jews, it is also for the whole world, especially to the Muslims - Allah is warning us to be careful and not to follow
anyone blindly; Allah and Allah alone has the privilege to formulate religious laws and none other than Him have the authority or audacity to make religious laws; even our Prophet (s.a.w) only declared what Allah said to the people; he never had the authority to make laws; and when someone else makes contradictory laws to Allah's laws and when people follow them blindly, they are indirectly saying that that person too has the authority to make religious laws; then indirectly they are saying that person too is God – Allah. Whenever our Alims and Ulamas say something, make sure to find out as to whether Allah and His Prophet have said so. If you don't and if the Alims say something contradictory to Allah and His Prophet; and you blindly follow them, then you too have made your Alims and Ulamas – ALLAH.
Friends, we should honor the Alims and Ulamas as much as possible. Rasool(s.a.w) said that they are the heirs of Rasool (s.a.w) but he also said my heirs would not be slaves to Dinar or Dirham i.e. to money; they would teach and do amals in the name of Allah alone. It is only the false alims who contradict Allah and His Messenger and by following them, we tend to stray from the righteous path of Allah and His Prophet & it is because of this that so many different sects (groups) exist in Islam. Had the people clarified the statements of the Alims and Ulamas with Quran and Hadees, then under Islam there would have been only Muslims who had accepted Islam in the true sense in the light of Quran and hadees only.
But the people who blindly followed the Alims and Ulamas have now segregated into many many different groups with whom, Allah says, the Prophet (s.a.w) has nothing to do with them in the least. Quran (6:159).
Now, I hope you understand why Mohammed (s.a.w) said : "My Ummah would segregate into 73 groups of which 72 would go to HELL, only one would be coming to PARADISE and that one would be MUSLIMS only."-
Bukhari volume 4 : hadith 403
May Allah help us to be TRUE MUSLIMS who have accepted ISLAM all our lives and help us to enter paradise without any questions being asked. (Ameen).
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
[Derived from Tafsir Ibn Kathir - Chapter No - 56 of Surat Al-Waqi` ah - last few verses]
These are the three types of conditions that people face upon their death. Either they are among the near believers or those below their rank on the right , or those who denied the truth, were led astray from the guidance and were ignorant about Allah. Allah said,
(Then if he), in reference to the dying person, (be of the Muqarrabun) who fulfilled the obligations and the recommended acts of worship and avoided the forbidden and disliked matters and even some of the allowed, (then for him Rawh, Rayhan and a Garden of Delights. ) Theirs will be Rawh and Rayhan; and the glad tidings of these traits will be conveyed to them by the angels at the time of death. We mentioned before the Prophet 's Hadith narrated f rom Al-Bara' in which the angels of mercy say (to a dying, believing person),
(O good soul in the good body that you inhabited, come to Rawh, Rayhan and a Lord Who is not angry. ) ` Ali bin Abi Talhah reported f rom Ibn ` Abbas, "Rawh means rest , and Rayhan means place of rest . '' Mujahid said similarly that Rawh means rest . Abu Hazrah said that Rawh means:
"Rest from the world. '' Sa` id bin Jubayr and As-Suddi said that it means to rejoice. And from Mujahid:
(Rawh and Rayhan) means: "Paradise and delights. '' Qatadah said that Rawh means mercy. Ibn` Abbas, Muj ahid and Sa` id bin Jubayr said that Rayhan means provisions. All of these explanations are correct and similar in meaning. The near believers who die will earn all of these; mercy, rest , provision, joy, happiness and good delights, (and a Garden of Delights. ) Abu Al-` Aliyah said, "None of the near believers will depart (this life) until after he is brought a branch of the Rayhan of Paradise and his soul is captured in it . ''
Muhammad bin Ka` b said, "Every person who dies will know upon his death if he is among the people of Paradise or the people of the Fire. '' In the Sahih, it is recorded that the Messenger of Allah said,
(The souls of the martyrs live in the bodies of green birds flying wherever they wish in the Gardens of Paradise, and then rest to their nests in chandeliers hung from the Throne of the Almighty. . . . ) Imam Ahmad recorded that ` Ata' bin As-Sa'ib said, "The first day I saw ` AbdurRahman bin Abi Layla, I saw an old man whose hair had become white on his head and beard.
He was riding his donkey and following a funeral. I heard him say, ` So-and-so narrated to me that he heard the Messenger of Allah say,
(He who likes to meet Allah, Allah likes to meet him, and he who hates to meet Allah, Allah hates to meet him. ) The people around him started weeping, and he asked them why they wept . They said, ` All of us hate death. ' He said, (It does not mean that . When one dies: (Then, if he be of the near believers, then for him are Rawh, Rayhan, and a Garden of Delights. ) ( and when this good news is conveyed to him, he likes to meet Allah the Exalted and Most Honored and Allah the Exalted and Most Honored likes, even more, to meet him, (But if he be of the denying, the erring, then for him is an entertainment with Hamim. And entry in Hellfire. ) ( and when this news is conveyed to him, he hates to meet Allah and Allah hates, even more, to meet him. )'' This is the narration that Imam Ahmad collected; and in the Sahih, there is a Hadith with this meaning collected from ` A'ishah.
Allah's statement ,
(And if he be of those on the right ,) means, if he, the dying person, is among those on the right, (Then Salam (peace) to you from those on the right ) meaning, the angels will deliver the good news to them by saying, "Peace be upon you, '' i.e. , be calm, you will be led to safety, you are among those on the right , as ` Ikrimah said, "The angels will greet him with the Salam and convey to him the news that he is among those on the right . '' This is a good explanation, and it
conforms with Allah's statement ,
(Verily, those who say: "Our Lord is Allah. '' and then they stand firm, on them the angles will descend (at the time of their death) (saying): "Fear not , nor grieve! But receive the glad tidings of Paradise which you have been promised! We have been your f riends in the life of this world and are (so) in the Hereaf ter. Therein you shall have (all) that your souls desire, and therein you shall have (all) for which you ask. An entertainment from the Oft -Forgiving, Most Merciful. '') (41:30-32).
Allah's statement , denying, the erring, then for him is an entertainment with Hamim (boiling water) and entry in Hellfire. ) meaning, if the dying person is one of those who denied the truth, who were led astray from guidance, (then for him is an entertainment , ) meaning, as a guest (with Hamim) that dissolves his intestines and skin, (And entry in Hellfire. ) he will reside in Hellfire, which will engulf him from every direction.
Allah the Exalted said, next ,
(Verily, this! This is an absolute truth with certainty. ) meaning, this news is the truth; there is no doubt about it , nor escape from it for anyone,
(So, glorify with praises the Name of your Lord, the Most Great . ) Jabir narrated that the Messenger of Allah said,
(He who says, "Glory be to Allah the Magnificent and with His praise! '' then a date t ree will be planted for him in Paradise. ) This Hadith was collected by At-Tirmidhi and An-Nasa'i; At -Tirmidhi said, "Hasan Gharib. '' Al-Bukhari recorded in his book (Sahih) that Abu Hurayrah said that the Messenger of Allah said,
((There are) two statements that are light on the tongue, but heavy on the Balance, and most beloved to Ar-Rahman: "Glory be to Allah and with His praise, glory be to Allah the Magnificent . '') The Group, with the except ion of Abu Dawud, collected this.
This is the end of the Tafsir of Surat Al-Waqi` ah, all praise and thanks are due to Allah and all the favors come from Him.
The well of Zamzam, which disappeared when the Arabs placed idols at the Ka'bah, remained buried under the sand. Thus, for many years the people of Quraysh had to fetch their water from far away. One day 'Abd al-Muttalib was very tired from doing this and fell asleep next to the Kaâ€™bah. He had a dream in which he was told to dig up Zamzam. When he woke up he was puzzled because he did not know what Zamzam was, the well having disappeared many years before he was born. The next day he had the same dream, but this time he was told where to find the well.
'Abd al-Muttalib had one son at that time, and together they began to dig. The work was so difficult that â€˜Abd al-Muttalib made an oath to Allah that if one day he were to have ten sons to help him and stand by him, in return he would sacrifice one of them in Allah's honor. After working for three days they finally found the well of Zamzam. Pilgrims have been drinking from it ever since. The years passed by and 'Abd al-Muttalib did have ten sons. They grew into fine, strong men and the time came for him to keep his promise to Allah. He told his sons about the promise and they agreed that he had to sacrifice one of them To see which one it would be, they decided to draw lots, which was the custom of Quraysh when deciding important matters. 'Abd al-Muttalib told each son to get an arrow and write his own name upon it and then to bring it to him. This they did, after which he took them to the Ka'bah where there was a man whose special task it was to cast arrows and pick one from among them. This man solemnly proceeded to do this. On the arrow he chose was written the name of 'Abd Allah, the youngest and favorite son of 'Abd al-Muttalib. Even so, the father took his son near the Ka'bah and prepared to sacrifice him.
Many of the Quraysh leaders were present and they became very angry because 'Abd Allah was very young and much loved by everyone. They tried to think of a way to save his life. Someone suggested that the advice of a wise old woman who lived in Yathrib should be sought, and so 'Abd al-Muttalib took his son and went to see if she could decide what to do. Some of the Meccans went with them and when they got there the woman asked, 'What is the price of a man's life?' They told her, 'Ten camels', for at that time if one man killed another, his family would have to give ten camels to the dead man's family in order to keep the peace among them. So the woman told them to go back to the Kaâ€™bah and draw lots between 'Abd Allah and ten camels. If the camels were chosen, they were to be killed and the meat given to the poor. If 'Abd Allah was picked then ten more camels were to be added and the lots drawn again and again until they finally fell on the camels.
â€˜Abd al-Muttalib returned to the Kaâ€™bah with his son and the people of Mecca. There they started to draw lots between â€˜Abd Allah and the camels, starting with ten camels. â€˜Abd al-Muttalib prayed to Allah to spare his son and everyone waited in silence for the result. The choice fell on â€˜Abd Allah, so his father added ten more camels. Again the choice fell on â€˜Abd Allah, so they did the same thing again and again, adding ten camels each time. Finally they reached one hundred camels, and only then did the lot fall on the camels. â€˜Abd Allah was saved and everyone was very happy. 'Abd al-Muttalib however, wanted to make sure that this was the true result so he repeated the draw three times and each time it fell on the camels. He then gave thanks to Allah that He had spared â€˜Abd Allah's life. The camels were sacrificed and there was enough food for the entire city, even the animals and birds.
'Abd Allah grew up to be a handsome young man and his father eventually chose Aminah, the daughter of Wahb, as a wife for him. It was a good match for she was the finest of Quraysh women and 'Abd Allah the best of the men. He spent several months with his wife but then he had to leave her and travel with one of the caravans to trade with Syria. On his way back to Mecca from Syria 'Abd Allah became ill and had to stop off in Yathrib to recover. The caravan, however, continued on its way and arrived back in Mecca without him. On hearing of 'Abd Allah's illness, â€˜Abd al-Muttalib sent another son, al-Hareth, to bring 'Abd Allah back to Mecca, but he was too late. When he arrived in Yathrib â€˜Abd Allah was dead. Aminah was heart-broken to lose her husband and the father of the child she would soon give birth to. Only Allah knew that this orphan child would one day be a great Prophet. —
- Anonymous student of Islamic knowlege with an introduction by Sheik Abdullah
The present paper attempts therefore to suggest ways which may be of help in inducing us to wake up for Fajr Prayer; for instance:
ONE: To make sure to go to bed early as the Prophet (sallallaahu-alaihi-wasallam)used to discourage sleep before performing Ishaa prayer and especially engaging in conversation after it. Certain cases were excepted, some of which are enumerated by Imam Nawawi in his explanation of Muslim's account. Nawawi, may Allaah have mercy upon him says:
The urinating is literally true, as Imaam Qurtubi says, since Shaytaan urinates and has sexual intercourse and procreates in a manner that Allah alone knows (1). To ascertain for yourself the truth of this assertion, look at the faces of those who come to deal in their daily business withouthaving prayed Fajr in congregation at due time; look at their faces at working hours. You will surely ask Allaah for refuge from a lot as miserable as theirs. But, after all what do you expect from a person in whose heart Shaytaan has urinated!!!
SIX: To realise the bad effects resulting from one's failure to pray Fajr, such as the melancholic and depressive state of mind and the loss of many religious and worldly benefits, and the good effects resulting from managing to perform it. In this respect the Prophet (sallallaahu-alaihi-wasallam)
- I have noticed that some people view marriage as an escape from their current situations. Perhaps they believe that by getting married, all of their social and familial problems will be solved. Unfortunately, some Muslims may be living under dire conditions at home and might be going through emotional and/or physical abuse, and so for them marriage seems like a way out.
- Some people may feel misunderstood by their peers and families, and may desire a partner who can understand and sympathize with them.
- Some individuals may be feeling pressure from their relatives or cultural/ethnic communities. They may be made to feel bad for not finding a spouse, or even ridiculed and ostracized for being single.
- A lot of people seem to be what I'd like to call "baby-obsessed": for them, marriage is about having child, after child, after child, after…you get the point.
- For some, being in a relationship is about status: literally going from "single" to "taken" or "married." It is about letting the world know that "Yes, I am important," and the fact that they have a partner is a sign of that importance.
- What about those who feel left out? Some may find that all of their friends or peers are getting married, and yet there they are, all alone. They may internalize their "single-hood" and begin to think that something is wrong with them.
Monday, January 07, 2013