Monday, April 30, 2012

The Test of "Fear"

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Fear plays such an important role in everyone's life - fear of hunger, fear of poverty, fear of losing wealth, fear of failing in exams, fear of death, fear of losing someone or something, and the list goes on - no wonder that the first thing Allaah mentioned with which He will test us is FEAR.

Allaah تعالى says: {And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Saabirûn (the patient).} [Surah Al-Baqarah (2): 155]

And the antidote for every type of fear is Tawheed (worship of Allaah alone). Security is only possible when the commandments of Allaah are obeyed.

Allaah تعالى says: {It is those who believe (in the Oneness of Allaah and worship none but Him Alone) and confuse not their Belief with Zulm (wrong, i.e. by worshipping others besides Allaah), for them (only) there is SECURITY and they are the guided.} [Surah al-An`aam (6): 82]

He تعالى also says: {Allaah has promised those among you who believe and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the land, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practice their religion which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islaam). And He will surely give them in exchange a SAFE SECURITY after their FEAR (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me. But whoever disbelieved after this, they are the Faasiqoon (rebellious, disobedient to Allaah).} [Surah al-Noor 24): 55]

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Difference between Khauf, Khashya & Taqwa

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

A Question was raised to Shaikh Muhammad al-Malki حفظه الله about Khauf, Khashya and Taqwa.

What is the difference between Khauf, Khashya and Taqwa, because in English, all of them are commonly translated as fear?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Supplications for anxiety and sorrow

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

The following are some of the supplications from the beneficial book, Hisn ul-Muslim (Fortress of the Muslim). Allaah reward the author, Shaikh Sa`eed bin Wahf al-Qahtaanee, for gathering together some of the beautiful invocations of our Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in one book, which by Allaah’s Will, has benefited the Muslims in each and every aspects of their daily lives. Alhamdulillaah.

The purpose here is to present the complete Ahaadeeth behind some of these supplications so that the readers understand the background behind them and the importance of these supplications. The chapter number and Hadeeth number is in accordance with the original book.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The intercession of Hell and Paradise for the slaves of al-Rahmaan

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Narrated Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه: The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

<<ما استجار عبد من النار سبع مرات في يوم إلا قالت النار : يا رب إن عبدك فلانا قد استجارك مني فأجره ، و لا يسأل الله عبد الجنة في يوم سبع مرات إلا قالت الجنة : يا رب ! إن عبدك فلانا سألني فأدخله الجنة>>

The dream of the Prophet عليه السلام

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Narrated Anas ibn Maalik رضي الله عنه: Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

رأيت ذات ليلة ، فيما يرى النائم ، كأنا في دار عقبة بن رافع . فأتينا برطب من رطب ابن طاب . فأولت الرفعة لنا في الدنيا والعاقبة في الآخرة . وأن ديننا قد طاب

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fiqh: When is the person considered as mature?

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said: “The male reaches puberty if one of the following three occurs:

1: Releasing sperm, either from a wet dream or something else, due to the saying of Allaah تعالى:

Sunday, April 15, 2012

None but will be shown his place in Hell & in Paradise

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

In the saying of Allaah تبارك وتعالى:

﴿أَن تَقُولَ نَفْسٌ يحَسْرَتَى عَلَى مَا فَرَّطَتُ فِى جَنبِ اللَّهِ وَإِن كُنتُ لَمِنَ السَّـخِرِينَ - أَوْ تَقُولَ لَوْ أَنَّ اللَّهَ هَدَانِى لَكُـنتُ مِنَ الْمُتَّقِينَ - أَوْ تَقُولَ حِينَ تَرَى الْعَذَابَ لَوْ أَنَّ لِى كَـرَّةً فَأَكُونَ مِنَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ ﴾

{Lest a person should say: “Alas, my grief that I was undutiful to Allaah, and I was indeed among those who mocked.” Or he should say: “If only Allaah had guided me, I should indeed have been among those who have Taqwa.” Or he should say when he sees the torment: “If only I had another chance, then I should indeed be among the doers of good.”}

Imaam Ahmad recorded that Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه said: “The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

«كُلُّ أَهْلِ النَّارِ يَرَى مَقْعَدَهُ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ فَيَقُولُ: لَوْ أَنَّ اللهَ هَدَانِي فَتَكُونُ عَلَيْهِ حَسْرَةً، قال: وَكُلُّ أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ يَرَى مَقْعَدَهُ مِنَ النَّارِ فَيَقُولُ: لَوْلَا أَنَّ اللهَ هَدَانِي، قال: فَيَكُونُ لَهُ شُكْرًا»

“Each of the people of Hell will be shown his place in Paradise and he will say: “If only Allaah had guided me!” so it will be a source of regret for him. And each of the people of Paradise will be shown his place in Hell and he will say: “If it were not for the fact that Allaah guided me,” so it will be a cause of thanks. Then the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم recited: {Lest a person should say: “Alas, my grief that I was undutiful to Allaah}

[Musnad Ahmad (10274), Mustadrak al-Haakim (3558) and the wordings are his. Al-Haakim said: “It is Saheeh as per the conditions of the Shaikhain (al-Bukhaaree and Muslim)” and al-Dhahabee agreed with him. It was also graded as “Hasan” by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Saheehah (2034)]

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sisters! Watch your step

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Narrated Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “It is not for the women (to walk in) the middle of the path.” [Saheeh Ibn Hibbaan (5717) and graded as “Hasan li ghairihee” by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Saheehah (856)]

On the authority of Abu Usayd رضي الله عنه that he heard the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم say when he صلى الله عليه وسلم was coming out of the Masjid, and men and women were mingled in the road: “Draw back! For you must not walk in the middle of the road; keep to the sides of the road. Then women were keeping so close to the wall that their garments were rubbing against it.” [Sunan Abu Dawood (5272) and graded as “Hasan li ghairihee” by Shaikh al-Albaanee (2/537)]

And today we have women not only walking in the middle of the path, but a group of them together will even block the path in the shopping malls and other places.

Brief Comments of Shaikh Ibn Baaz on Saheeh al-Bukhaaree #17

Warning against innovators

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Imaam al-Bukhaaree رحمه الله said:

Book of Funerals: Chapter: Abusing the dead

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The `Adaalah (Justice) of the Companions رضي الله عنهم

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

This is a small treatise to explain the `Adaalah (Justice/fairness/uprightness) of the Companions of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم:

Definition of “the Companion”:

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The ruling on reciting the Ahaadeeth with Tajweed

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

The ruling on reciting the Ahaadeeth and the du`aa’ with Tajweed.

Shaikh al-Albaanee رحمه الله was asked:
There are those who read (recite) the Ahaadeeth of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم with Tajweed; similarly the Du`aa’ (supplications) also with Tajweed. A lot of times, it causes confusion to the general people…

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hadeeth: The Prophetic method of uniting the people.

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Unite in your rows, Allaah will unite your hearts. If you want to clear the differences between you and your brother (in Islaam), pray standing closer to him - shoulder to shoulder, ankle to ankle - and Allaah will remove the differences. When people stopped praying closer to each other, they allowed the Shaitaan to creep in between their hearts. It is like even in congregation, we pray individually.

Straightening the Rows

Chapter No. 94 from Sunan Abu Dawood.

661. عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ سَمُرَةَ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «أَلَا تَصُفُّونَ كَمَا تَصُفُّ الْمَلَائِكَةُ عِنْدَ رَبِّهِمْ جَلَّ وَعَزَّ»، قُلْنَا وَكَيْفَ تَصُفُّ الْمَلَائِكَةُ عِنْدَ رَبِّهِمْ؟، قَالَ: «يُتِمُّونَ الصُّفُوفَ الْمُقَدَّمَةَ وَيَتَرَاصُّونَ فِي الصَّفِّ»

Hadeeth: 2 Fears & 2 Securities.

Shaddaad bin Aws رضي الله عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

<< قال الله عز وجل : {وعزتي لا أجمع لعبدي أمنين و لا خوفين ، إن هو أمنني في الدنيا أخفته يوم أجمع فيه عبادي ، وإن هو خافني في الدنيا أمنته يوم أجمع فيه عبادي} >>

“Allaah عز وجل said: {By My Honor! I will not gather together for My servants two fears and two securities. If he feels safe from Me in this world, I will scare him on the Day when I will gather my slaves (i.e. Day of Resurrection); and if he fears Me in this world, I will make him feel secured on the Day when I will gather my slaves.}

[al-Saheehah (742) and it is “Hasan  due to the many chains supporting each other.]

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tafseer: {Why should Allaah punish you if you are grateful and have believed in Him?}

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

A tafseer by Ibn Katheer, al-Qurtobee, al-Baghawee and al-Sa`dee رحمهم الله جميعا on the saying of Allaah تعالى:

{يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لا تَتَّخِذُوا الْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ مِنْ دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَتُرِيدُونَ أَنْ تَجْعَلُوا لِلَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ سُلْطَانًا مُبِينًا (144) إِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ فِي الدَّرْكِ الأَسْفَلِ مِنَ النَّارِ وَلَنْ تَجِدَ لَهُمْ نَصِيرًا (145) إِلا الَّذِينَ تَابُوا وَأَصْلَحُوا وَاعْتَصَمُوا بِاللَّهِ وَأَخْلَصُوا دِينَهُمْ لِلَّهِ فَأُولَئِكَ مَعَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَسَوْفَ يُؤْتِ اللَّهُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا (146) مَا يَفْعَلُ اللَّهُ بِعَذَابِكُمْ إِنْ شَكَرْتُمْ وَآمَنْتُمْ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ شَاكِرًا عَلِيمًا (147)}

{O you who believe! Do not take disbelievers as friends instead of believers. Do you wish to offer Allaah a manifest Sultan against yourselves? Verily, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depth (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them. Except those who repent, do righteous good deeds, depend on Allaah, and purify their religion for Allaah, then they will be with the believers. And Allaah will grant the believers a great reward. Why should Allaah punish you if you have thanked (Him) and have believed in Him? And Allaah is Ever All-Appreciative (of good), All-Knowing.} [Surah al-Nisaa’ (4): 144-147]

The people who will receive the hardest punishment...

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Ibn `Umar said: “Three groups of people will receive the severest type of punishment on the Day of Judgment: the hypocrites, from the companions of al-Maa’idah who did kufr, and Fir`aoun and his associates.”

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The 4 Signs of Protection from Allaah's Punishment

 بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Makhool رحمه الله said: “Four things, whoever has them, they are for his own advantage; and three things, whoever has them, they will be against him (and will be for his own disadvantage). The four things are: الشكر (Shukr - thankfulness), الإيمان (Imaan - Faith), الدعاء (al-Du`aa’ - supplication) and الاستغفار (al-Istighfaar - seeking forgiveness). Allaah تعالى says: