Sunday, December 20, 2015

Etiquette while building Masaajid

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Imaam al-Bukhaaree mentioned the following four narrations in regards to the construction of the Masjid which establishes the actions which are a confirmed Sunnah, actions which are a Necessity, and actions which are Extravagance.

Chapter (62): The construction of (the Prophet’s صلى الله عليه وسلم) Masjid:

1) Aboo Sa`eed al-Khudree رضي الله عنه said: “The roof of the Masjid (of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم) was made of the leaves of date-palms.”

2) `Umar Ibn al-Khattaab رضي الله عنه ordered the Prophet’s Masjid to be expanded (built) and said: “Protect the people from rain. Beware of red and yellow decorations, for they put the people to trial (by distracting them from prayers).”

Friday, December 18, 2015

Tafseer: Calling towards Truth and Sabr go hand in hand.

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

From the Tafseer of Shaikh al-Islaam on Surah al-Asr:

The following is an example from the Tafseer of Surah al-Asr by Shaikh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, to show to the dear readers how the author of this book has gathered the statements of Ibn Taymiyyah - regarding a particular topic  or Aayah or Surah - from different books in one place.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Some of the signs that a person has been put to trials

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Some of the signs that a person has been put to trials are:
1) When he shaves or trims his beard after having it grow longer.
2) When he does what he used to warn against.
3) When he aligns, upon misguidance, with the same people he used to warn against.
4) When he abandons his night prayers.
5) When he completely abandons the Salaah.
6) When he abandons the recitation of the Qur’aan.
7) When he abandons his religion.
8) When a sister abandons her Hijaab.
9) When he allows free mixing.
10) When he lies about Allaah and His religion.
11) When he attributes a lie to the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم.
12) When he speaks without knowledge.
13) When he interferes in the matters which do not concern him.
14) When he does not accept the truth out of pride.
15) When he sees the truth, but still clings to the falsehood.
And list goes on…

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Whoever comes across a person suffering a calamity and says:

الحمد لله الذي عافاني مما ابتلاك به ، وفضلني على كثير ممن خلق تفضيلا
(Alhamdulillaahi-ladhee `aafaanee mimmaa ibtalaaka bih, wa fadh-dhalanee `alaa katheerim mimman  khalaqa tafdheelaa)

‘All praise is for Allah Who saved me from that which He tested you with and Who most certainly favored me over much of His creation.’ He will be kept safe from that calamity” [Sunan al-Tirmidhee (3431, 3432) on the authority of Abu Hurairah and `Umar رضي الله عنهما, and graded as “Hasan li ghairihee” by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Saheehah (602)]

And When a person realizes that he has been tested, he should repent to Allaah and seek his forgiveness, as was done by Prophet Dawood عليه السلام:

وَظَنَّ دَاوُودُ أَنَّمَا فَتَنَّاهُ فَاسْتَغْفَرَ رَبَّهُ وَخَرَّ رَاكِعًا وَأَنَابَ

{And Dawud became certain that We had tried him and he sought Forgiveness of his Lord, and he fell down into prostration and turned (to Allah) in repentance}

[Surah Saad (38): 23]

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Definition of Bid`ah

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

In the matters of `Ibaadah (or matters of the Deen), anything which was present/available during the lifetime of the Prophet and he did not do it nor did his companions, then doing that which they did not do will be considered as Bid`ah.

Or in other words it can be defined as:

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Prophet ﷺ cannot benefit nor harm anyone after his death

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

In the Qur’aan, Allaah تعالى said that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم cannot benefit nor harm – himself or anyone else - except as Allaah تعالى wills.

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم himself acknowledges that he will not be able to benefit anyone after his death.

But throughout the centuries, in defiance of the Qur’aan and the Ahaadeeth, the Sufees want us to believe otherwise. The want us to believe that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم can benefit us, provide for our needs etc. etc.

Evidence from the Qur’aan: