Friday, July 26, 2019

Ill effects of grief on the slaves of Allaah

بـسـم الله والحمد لله والـصلاة والـسلام على رسول الله، وبـعـد

The Prophet ﷺ used to say:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحَزَنِ، وَالْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ، وَالْجُبْنِ وَالْبُخْلِ، وَضَلَعِ الدَّيْنِ، وَغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ

❝O Allaah! I seek refuge with You from worry and grief, from incapacity and laziness, from cowardice and miserliness, from being heavily in debt and from being overpowered by (other) men.❞
📚 [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree]

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🎓 Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه الله said:

❝(Some of) the reasons that the Prophet ﷺ sought Allaah's refuge from (worry and) grief is because it:
⚡Weakens the heart
⚡ Dampens the resolution (determination)
⚡ Harms the will (to move on)
(⚡ Prevents from making proper decisions).

There is nothing more beloved to Shaitaan than seeing a Believer in grief.

As Allaah تعالى said:

إِنَّمَا النَّجْوَىٰ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ لِيَحْزُنَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا

{Secret counsels (conspiracies) are only from Shaitaan (Satan), in order that he may cause grief to the Believers}
📚 [Surah al-Mujaadalah (58):10]❞

📚 [Tareeq al-Hijratain (2/607)] 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

What does a woman want from a man?

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى
رسـول الله، وبـعـد

What does a woman want from a man?

In short, the foremost thing she needs is security. She does not want a husband who makes her live in fear, like the one who often threatens her with marrying someone besides her (i.e. with a second marriage). Or he makes her feel that his friends and his gatherings with them are more important than sitting with her. Or because of his constant, long, unrestrained staring at women he makes her feel that he may abandon her (anytime).

She wants a husband who respects her... and who consults her... and who does not belittles her... and who praises her beauty... her talks... her cooking (food)... and he does not degrades her in front of others.

She wants her husband to give her tender loving care which she (badly) needs after long tiring work around the house, and with taking care of his kids.

She wants true love... which makes her feel that out of all the women (in the world), her husband has only chosen her. Love which touches her feminity (i.e. makes her feel like she is a woman) .

O husband! Do not be niggardly in spending over her (needs)... and fear Allaah regarding her rights... for she is one of the two weak ones... about whom the Prophet ﷺ advised us to take care of.

📚 [Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Umar Baazmool]


Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Sunnah of discarding the date seed

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى
رسـول الله، وبـعـد




➡️ After eating a date, the Sunnah of casting aside the date seed from the mouth is to place it at the back of the hand, between the forefinger (index finger) and the middle finger, and not with the underside of the hand, i.e. the palm. So that the fingers do not touch the wet date seed and then the same hand is used to pick another date. 

As has been reported in the Hadeeth:

`Abdullaah Ibn Busr reported: "Allaah's Messenger ﷺ came to my father and we brought to him a meal and he ate out of that. He was then given dates which he ate, casting out the date seeds between his fingers and holding his forefinger and middle finger together"... 
📚 [Saheeh Muslim (2042) and Sunan al-Tirmidhee] 

`Abdullaah Ibn Busr from Banu Sulaim said: The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ came as guest to my father's house. He offered food to him ﷺ and brought hais. He then brought a drink which he ﷺ drank and then he ﷺ passed it to the one on his right. He ﷺ then ate dried dates and began to put the seeds on the back of his forefinger and middle finger. When he ﷺ got up, my father also got up, and held the rein of his ﷺ mount. He said : Pray to Allah for me. He ﷺ said: "O Allaah, bless them in what you have provided them, and have mercy on them." 
📚 [Sunan Abu Dawood (3729) and graded as "Saheeh" by Shaikh al-Albaanee] 

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➡️ It is disliked to put the date seed back in the same dish/plate which contains dates or to hold the dates and date seeds in the same hand after discarding it from the mouth. 

Ibn Muflih reported in al-Aadaab al-Shar`iyyah:

"And on the authority of Anas رضي الله عنه that the Prophet ﷺ disliked to put back the seed in the same plate which contained dates as mentioned by al-Baihaqee." 

And Ibn al-Jawzee said in "Aadaab al-Akal" (Etiquettes of eating): "Do not mix the date seeds and the dates in the same plate or in the same hand after spitting it from the mouth. Rather, one should place it on the back of the hand..."

📚 [al-Aadaab al-Shar`iyyah (3/225)]

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Takhbeeb: Corrupting or Instigating the Wife against her Husband

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Ministry of Justice: 62 cases of Takhbeeb (instigating or corrupting a wife against her husband) have been registered in the court so far in the past 8 months.

The Ministry of Justice had informed Al-Madinah (newspaper) on 07/June/2016 that in the past eight months, the court has dealt with 62 cases of Takhbeeb – corrupting the wife against her husband or the husband against his wife – so far. The highest of which were registered in al-Riyaadh which saw 22 cases, and the courts in Makkah Province (including Jeddah) saw 17 cases of Takhbeeb being registered in this period.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

So follow their guidance

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

A person is in a need to analyze and judge himself.

When you stand up in the last third of the night for the night prayers, then remember the sins you committed during the day.

If Allaah gives you success to stand in the night prayers, then know that it is from Allaah’s love for you; that He تعالى loves to see you stand in front of Him praying, supplicating, and seeking forgiveness.

Your getting up from your bed, the steps you take to make ablution, the steps you take to reach the place where you pray, are all from the means of washing away your minor sins. Then you stand in front of your Lord while everyone else is sleeping, and after the opening Takbeer you say:

وَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِيَ لِلَّذِي فَطَرَ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ حَنِيفًا مُسْلِمًا وَمَا أَنَا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ إِنَّ صَلاَتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَاىَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَبِذَلِكَ أُمِرْتُ وَأَنَا أَوَّلُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ الْمَلِكُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ وَبِحَمْدِكَ

Verily, I have turned my face toward Him who created the Heavens and the Earth, Haneefaa (worshiping none but Allaah Alone), as a Muslim, and I am not of the idolaters. Verily, my Salaah, my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the all that exists. He has no partner. And of this I have been commanded, and I am the first of the Muslims. O Allaah, You are the Sovereign and there is none worthy of worship but You, glory and praise be to You.
📚 [Sunan al-Nasaa’ee and it is "Saheeh" ]

Then Allaah opens the means for you, and you are able to recite Surah al-Faatihah and other Aayaat from the Qur’aan. Indeed Allaah loves to listen to the recitation of His Book by His slaves.

And you recite these Aayaat:

وَلَا تُخْزِنِي يَوْمَ يُبْعَثُونَ * يَوْمَ لَا يَنفَعُ مَالٌ وَلَا بَنُونَ * إِلَّا مَنْ أَتَى اللَّـهَ بِقَلْبٍ سَلِيمٍ

{And do not disgrace me on the Day they [all the creatures] are resurrected - the Day when there will not benefit [anyone] wealth or children, but only one who comes to Allaah with a sound heart}
📚 [Surah al-Shooraa (26): 87-89]

And you repeat it, twice, thrice…

By Allaah! These Aayaat will melt even the hardest of hearts because a person fears being humiliated in this world, so how much will he fear being humiliated in front of all the creatures on the Day of Judgment?!

And this Aayah is like a Du`aa, and Du`aa generates hope in the hearts of people.

And this Du`aa was said by the Khaleel of Allaah, Ibraaheem عليه السلام, so what about us?!

When you recite: {Do not disgrace me…}, you now realize that all the matters are in the Hands of Allaah: If He تعالى Wills, He will raise your status or will disgrace you; If He Wills, He will make you come closer or will distance you; If He Wills, He will have Mercy on you or will punish you; and that no person has the power to benefit himself or harm himself, and that the Decision on that Day will be wholly with Allaah.

And supplicating to Allaah through the supplications made by the Prophets is from one’s understanding of the Qur’aan. For Allaah تعالى said about these Prophets and Messengers in His Book:

أُولَـٰئِكَ الَّذِينَ هَدَى اللَّـهُ ۖ فَبِهُدَاهُمُ اقْتَدِهْ

{They are those whom Allaah had guided. SO FOLLOW THEIR GUIDANCE.}
📚 [Surah al-An`aam (6): 90]

A person should look at the guidance taught by these Prophets. See how they used to supplicate to their Lord. Look at their method, and pursue their path, and follow their guidance, so that Allaah تعالى may forgive you.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Requesting for a good dream




➡️ Imaam al-Nawawee reported in his book: “Al-Adhkaar”, that `Aaishah رضي الله عنها before going to sleep used to say:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أسألُكَ رُؤْيا صَالِحَةً، صَادِقَة غَيْرَ كاذِبَةً، نافِعَةً غَيْرَ ضَارَّةٍ.

"Allaahumma innee as-aluka ru’ya saalihatan, saadiqatan ghayra kaadhibah, naafi`atan ghayra dhaarrah"

"O Allaah! I ask you to show me a good dream, which is true not a lie, that is of benefit not of harm."

And when she used to say this, it was understood that she will not speak till she woke up in the morning or when she woke up in the night.

📚 [Reported by Ibn Sunnee (1/671) and Ibn Hajar graded  its chain as “Saheeh” in al-Futoohaat al-Rabbaaniyyaj (3/170)]

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➡️ In Saheeh al-Bukhaaree it is reported that `Abdullaah Ibn `Umar supplicated saying:

للَّهُمَّ إِنْ كَانَ لِي عِنْدَكَ خَيْرٌ فَأَرِنِي مَنَامًا

📚 [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (7030, 7031)]


اللَّهُمَّ إِنْ كَانَ لِي عِنْدَكَ خَيْرٌ فَأَرِنِي رُؤْيَا

📚 [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (7028, 7029) Ibn Maajah (3919)]“

O Allaah! If you see any good in me, show me a good dream.”


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📑 The complete Hadeeth:
It was narrated that Ibn `Umar said: “I was a young unmarried man at the time of the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ, and I used to stay overnight in the Masjid. If any of us had seen a dream, he would tell it to the Prophet ﷺ. So when I went to bed one night, I said: ‘O ALLAAH! IF YOU SEE ANY GOOD IN ME, SHOW ME A GOOD DREAM that the Prophet ﷺ can interpret for me.’ So I went to sleep and I saw two angels who came to me and took me away. They were met by another angel who said: ‘Do not be alarmed,’ and they took me to Hell which was built like a well. In it were people, some of whom I recognized. Then they took me off to the right. In the morning I mentioned that to Hafsah, and Hafsah said that she told the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ about it, and he said: ‘Abdullah is a righteous man, if only he would pray more at night.’”


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Saying: "Al-Hamdulillaah": The Anti-depressant!

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Allaah تعالى said:

﴿أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّـهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ﴾
{Verily, in the remembrance of Allaah do hearts find rest}
📚 [Surah al-Ra`d (13): 28]

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`Aaishah رضي الله عنها said: “When the Messenger of Allaah saw something he liked, he would say:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي بِنِعْمَتِهِ تَتِمُّ الصَّالِحَاتُ

Al-Hamdu lillaahil-ladhee bi ni`matihee tatimmus-saalihaat
(Praise is to Allah by Whose grace good deeds are completed).

And if he saw something that he disliked, he would say:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ عَلَى كُلِّ حَالٍ

Al-Hamdu lillaahi `alaa kulli haal
(Praise is to Allah in all circumstances).
📚 [Sunan Ibn Maajah (3803) and graded as “Hasan li ghairihee” by Shaikh al-Albaanee]

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Ibn al-Qayyim said:
And whoever is preoccupied with al-Hamd (saying: al-Hamdulillaah), he will be given bounties one after the other.
📚 [al-Daa' wal-Dawaa' (1/187-188)]

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📑 Note:

Depression and anxiety are a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, they are also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.

One of the ways to calm one’s nerves down and put the heart to rest is by doing the Adhkaar (the remembrance of Allaah), as Allaah تعالى said in the above-quoted Aayah.

One of the Dhikr which the Prophet used to do was to say: Al-Hamdulillaah! Whatever be the situation, whatever be the news – even if it was unpleasant or disliked, he would still say: Al-Hamdulillaah!

There is a reason for this. This is to remind us that nothing happens except by the Will of Allaah. It is to remind us that what has passed us by – which we failed to attain – was not going to befall us, and what has befallen us was not going to miss us. And to remind us that victory comes with patience, relief after affliction, and ease after hardship. So, no matter what the situation is, one should always say: Al-Hamdulillaah!

And as Ibn al-Qayyim said that whoever is preoccupied with saying Al-Hamdulillaah, he will be given bounties one after the other. And there is no bounty greater than finding a heart which is calm and satisfied. If a person has Millions of Riyals while his heart is at unrest, he will not be able to enjoy his wealth.

A person can take prescription medicines and anti-depressants to fight depression, but there is nothing like saying al-Hamdulilaah to fight depression, sorrow, and anxiety.

Ibn al-Qayyim said in “Al-Fawaaid” (paraphrased): The feelings of distress, sorrow, and grief which are removed by other than the Qur’aan will return.

So, whenever you feel that your heart is at unrest, keep saying as often as you can: al-Hamdulilaah! al-Hamdulilaah! al-Hamdulilaah!, and see the immediate calmness you will feel inside you!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Whoever has Husn al-Dhann bil-laah (Good thoughts about Allaah) will never be let down

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Even though he was not a Prophet, but due to his firm faith, and strength of his certainty (Quwwatul-Yaqeen), and for having high hope in Allaah سبحانه وتعالى, Juraij was able to reach a very high status.

No one in their common sense would expect an infant (a newborn) to speak in his infancy. If someone saw you talking to a newborn, excepting the infant to speak like a grown up and respond to you, he would think that you are insane. 

When the Qadr of Allaah takes place (i.e. when a calamity befalls), the sight is blinded and the caution is thrown to the wind

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

If Allaah تعالى has written for a thing to happen, will it happen or not happen?

It will happen!

Irrespective of how much one tries and whatever he does, and irrespective of how rich he is and how much he spends to avert it, he cannot avert the Qadr of Allaah, it is impossible!

Look at the story of Moosaa عليه السلام and Fir`aoun. Some of the fortunetellers or those who saw the dream approached Fir`aoun and said to him that your destruction will be at the hands of the child from Banee Israaeel.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Being Truthful in your intentions

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

💠 If you cannot do something good, then at least be truthful with Allaah with your intentions. Every time you leave the house, your concern should only be to seek the pleasure of Allaah alone and nothing else. You should speak the truth even if the people do not like it. Invite the people towards the truth and do not concern yourself with the emotions of the people.

💠 Enter the Masjid with the intention that Allaah تعالى will forgive your sins through your prayers.

`Umar Ibn al-Khattaab: A caring father

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

🌟 He is always remembered for his anger and stern stance against his enemies.

🌟 He is always remembered for his strong faith that even Shayaateen would change their routes when `Umar used to pass by.

🚫 He is also wrongly accused of burying alive his infant daughter. [This is a false report and it has already been clarified in the book: “Saheeh al-Seerah]

Forgive and keep moving...

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

The Prophet said:
The most perfect believer in respect of faith is he who is best of them in manners.
📚[Sunan Abu Dawood (4682) and graded as "Hasan" by Shaikh al-Albaanee]

🎓 Shaikh al-Sa`dee said:
Whoever hates you, has enmity towards you, and boycotts you, then you should treat him exactly the opposite of that, so that you can earn the reward and reach this virtuous manners and ethics, and to quickly provide comfort to your heart, and to reduce the feeling of stress - of seeking revenge - from within you. Rather, by this, you can change enmity into friendship, and hatred into love...*[1]

Forgive what emanates from them for the sake of Allaah. Whoever forgives the slaves of Allaah, Allaah will forgive him; whoever pardons them, Allaah will pardon him... For the reward is of the same nature as the deed.

📚 [الرياض الناضرة (١/١٩١)]

📑 Note:
*[1] As Allaah تعالى said:

وَلَا تَسْتَوِي الْحَسَنَةُ وَلَا السَّيِّئَةُ ۚ ادْفَعْ بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ فَإِذَا الَّذِي بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَهُ عَدَاوَةٌ كَأَنَّهُ وَلِيٌّ حَمِيمٌ

{The good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal. Repel (the evil) with one which is better (i.e. Allaah ordered the faithful believers to be patient at the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly), then Verily! He, between whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as though he was a close friend.}
📚 [Surah Fussilat (41): 34]

Monday, January 7, 2019

Al-Istighfaar: Its meaning and its importance

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Meaning:

Al-Istighfaar means that the slave is asking Allaah جل وعلا to forgive and remove his sins, and to cover his faults, shortcomings, and mistakes.


Importance:

Allaah تعالى mentioned the incident of Nooh عليه السلام when said to his people:

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Explanation of the Duaa for anxiety and sorrow - Hadeeth #4

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Supplication for one whose affairs have become difficult

Narrated Anas bin Maalik رضي الله عنه: the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said (in another narration: the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم used to supplicate saying):

اللَّهُمَّ لا سَهْلَ إِلا مَا جَعَلْتَهُ سَهْلا، وَأَنْتَ تَجْعَلُ الْحَزْنَ إِذَا شِئْتَ سَهْلا

Allaahumma laa sahla illaa maa ja`altahoo sahlaa, wa anta taj`alu al-hazna idhaa shi’ta sahlaa

O Allaah, there is no ease except in that which You have made easy, and You make difficulty, if You wish, easy.

📚 [Ibn Hibbaan (986), and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Saheehah (2886) and said: “It is as per the condition of (Imaam) Muslim”. And also grade as “Saheeh” by Shaikh Muqbil in Saheeh al-Musnad (73)]

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📑 Explanation:

Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله:
The meaning of this Du`aa is that anything which Allaah عز وجل has not made it easy for a person, then it will never be easy for him to do or achieve. Easy is that which Allaah عز وجل has made easy. Al-Hazn means that which is extremely difficult, and if Allaah عز وجل Wills, He can make it convenient, easy, and simple. And if Allaah عز وجل Wills, He can make an easy thing inconvenient, difficult, and hard, for everything is in the Hands of Allaah عز وجل.

Through this Du`aa a person is asking Allaah عز وجل to make the difficult affairs easy for him. And he is praising Allaah عز وجل and affirming that everything is in the Hands of Allaah alone, and that only He تعالى can remove the difficulty and make the affairs easy.

[Source: http://binothaimeen.net/content/8679]

The wisdom behind not knowing the future

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

It is from Allaah's mercy that we do not know about our future, or we would have died a thousand deaths (metaphorically) even before the calamity befell us, or our lives would have been miserable just thinking about that which is going to befall us.

Moreover, even if we were given the knowledge of the future, we could not change it because the pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.

Du`aa and Husn al-Dhann bil-laah (having good thoughts about Allaah)

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد
  
The best thing that you can ask Allaah سبحانه وتعالى – after beseeching Him for Jannah and seeking protection from the Hellfire – is that you beseech Him for forgiveness for your sins. There is nothing heavier on the shoulders of the children of Aadam than the weight of sins. And these sins, as Allaah تعالى mentioned in the Qur’aan, are “Wizr” (a burden), and no one can remove them except the All-Knowing Creator, the One who is capable of forgiving them.

The Prophet taught Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه to say:

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Explanation of the Duaa for anxiety and sorrow - Hadeeth #3

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Hadeeth 3(A):
Narrated Abu Bakrah Nafee` bin al-Haarith رضي الله عنه: The Prophet said: The supplication of the one in distress is:

اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو، فَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ، وَأَصْلِحْ لِي شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

Allaahumma raḥmataka arjoo, falaa takilnee ilaa nafsee tarfata `ain, wa asliḥlee sha’nee kullahu, laa ilaaha illaa Anta.

O Allaah, it is Your mercy that I hope for, so do not leave me in charge of my affairs even for a blink of an eye and rectify for me all of my affairs. None has the right to be worshipped except You.

📚 [This is part of the Hadeeth reported in Sunan Abu Dawood (5090) and Adab al-Mufrad (701) of Imaam al-Bukhaaree. And graded as “Hasan” by Shaikh al-Albaanee]

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Explanation of the Duaa for anxiety and sorrow - Hadeeth #2

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Narrated Ibn `Abbaas رضي الله عنهما: The Prophet used to invoke Allaah at the time of distress, saying:

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ الْعَظِيمُ الْحَلِيمُ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ رَبُّ السَّمَوَاتِ وَرَبُّ الْأَرْضِ، وَرَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْكَرِيمِ

Laa ilaaha illal-laahu al-`Adheem, al-Haleem, Laa ilaaha illal-laahu Rabbu al-`arsh al-`Adheem, Laa ilaaha illal-laahu Rabbu-s-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardi wa Rabbu-l-arsh il-kareem.

None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, the Majestic, the Most-Forbearing. None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, Lord of the Magnificent Throne. None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, Lord of the Heavens, Lord of the Earth and Lord of the Noble Throne.

📚 [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (6345, 6346, 7426, 7431) and Saheeh Muslim (4915)]

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📑 Terminologies:

Laa ilaaha illallaah: meaning: There is no one worthy of being worshiped but Allaah; i.e. only Allaah deserves worship.

Explanation of the Duaa for anxiety and sorrow - Hadeeth #1

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

`Aaishah رضي الله عنها said that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم used to gather his family members and used to say: If anyone is afflicted by sorrow or distress, then let them say:

اللَّهُ، اللَّهُ رَبِّي لَا أُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئًا

Allaahu, Allaahu Rabbee, laa ushriku bi Rabbee shai’aa.

Allaah, Allaah is my Lord, I do not associate anything with Him.

📚 [Saheeh Ibn Hibbaan (2369) and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee. See al-Saheehah (2755). It was also reported in Sunan Abu Dawood (1525) on the authority of Asmaa’ bint `Umais, and also graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee]

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📑 Explanation:

The Prophet used to nurture his Companions upon Taqwa (God-consciousness), and taught them to turn towards Allaah for help and seek His protection in every matter. He used to teach them Du`aa (supplications) and Adhkaar (remembrance) that was beneficial for them.

In this Hadeeth, the Prophet said: If anyone is afflicted by sorrow or distress, meaning: that which is causing him distress, hardship, and tightness within himself because of an affliction that has befallen him; then let them say: Allaah, Allaah, the Prophet repeated the Lafdh al-Jalaalah (The Grand Name: “Allaah”), finding solace and happiness by remembering His Name, beseeching Him through His Majesty and Greatness, reaffirming His Tawheed (i.e. singling Him out in Worship). Indeed, the Lafdh al-Jalaalah, “Allaah”, is a Comprehensive Name, inclusive of all His Lofty, Aesthetic, and Perfect Names and Attributes.

His saying: is my Lord, meaning: He is my Lord who has done good towards me by causing me to exist from non-existence, and who guided me towards His worship (Tawheed) and remembrance, and who provided for me by bestowing upon me from His bounties, and the One who is the true Owner of all my affairs.

He then expressed Tawheed more clearly by saying: I do not associate anything with Him., meaning: He alone deserves worship. He has no partner that shares with Him in His Perfection, or Loftiness, or Aestheticism, or Worship. No one can withhold what He تعالى gives; and no one can give what He تعالى withholds, for He alone has power over all things.

By acknowledging this, it removes the worry, the distress, the sorrow, the hardship, and the tightness in the chest – only if it is said out of sincerity.

📚 [Faidh al-Qadeer (1/285)]

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Definition: al-Hamm, al-Hazn, al-Ghamm

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى 
رسـول الله، وبـعـد

💠 Definition of: al-Hamm (الهم), al-Hazn (الحزن), al-Ghamm (الغم)

Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه الله said:

❝There are three passive feelings which affect the heart:

1) If it is related to the past, then it causes al-Hazn (sorrow/distress).

2) If it is related to the future, then it causes al-Hamm (anxiety/worry).

3) If it is related to the present, then it causes al-Ghamm (grief).❞

📚 [al-Fawaaid (1/26)]

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📑 Note:

1) al-Hazn is related to the loss in the past, either the passing away of someone, or losing something, or recalling the time spent with the loved ones. Like how Yaqoob عليه السلام felt at the loss of his most beloved son, Yusuf عليه السلام, when he said:

إِنَّمَا أَشْكُو بَثِّي وَحُزْنِي إِلَى اللَّـهِ

{I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allaah}
📚 [Surah Yusuf (12): 86]

2) al-Hamm is related to the loss one anticipates which causes him to worry about his future. Example: students worrying about their results, parents worrying about the future of their children, etc.

The Prophet ﷺ used to supplicate, saying:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحَزَنِ

“O Allaah! I seek refuge with You from worry and grief…”
📚 [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (2893, 5425, 6363, 6369)]

3) al-Ghamm is related to the grief felt at the time of losing something or someone, i.e. what is related to the present. Example: when Yunus عليه السلام was in the belly of the whale (or big fish), Allaah تعالى relieved him of his suffering, saying:

فَاسْتَجَبْنَا لَهُ وَنَجَّيْنَاهُ مِنَ الْغَمِّ

{So We answered his call, and delivered him from the grief}
📚 [Surah al-Anbiyaa (21): 88]