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  1. Bismillah Praise be to Allah Lord of the Worlds, prayer and peace be upon our Messenger Mohammad, Every now and then some disturbances occur worldwide bringing the name of our Messenger Salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam in disrespect. The usual reaction from Muslims is fury and protest. But did anyone ever think why Mohammad Salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam is the one who is constantly under attack? I mean why not Budda, Rama, Shiva, Ibrahim, Moses...etc. Hard question to be answered quickly, as each time has it is own circumstances, but in general, people only attack what is correct specially if they are unable to follow. As Muslims, it is incumbent upon us to help those who dont know, learn from proper and verified sources. In sh a Allah this very small effort will help knowledge and truth seekers,
  2. Bismillah Alhamdulelah Lord of the Worlds, Allahum salli wa salem a`la Mohammad, his household, and companions, we keep listening in many occasions to parents complaining because of their children attitudes, behaviours..etc, difficulty to communication. Is it really generation gap, or we simply lost track in terms of how we first raise and educate ourselves and then our children. I believe it is the latter. If we all learn, ponder on, understand and apply the following hadeeth and make sure we teach it to our children (because we have to practice what we preach), a lot will change, and most of the problems will disappear. Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم advised a man with the following words: اغتنم خمسا قبل خمس شبابك قبل هرمك وصحتك قبل سقمك وغناءك قبل فقرك وفراغك قبل شغلك وحياتك قبل موتك “Take (benefit from) five before (the occurrence of) five: Your youth before old age; and your health before sickness; and your wealth before poverty; and your free time before pre-occupation; and your life before death.” [Ibn Abi Shaybah, 34319; Mustadrak al-Hakim, 7846 / 7915 – who classed it as saheeh “on the conditions of Bukhari and Muslim” (see ‘Saheeh al-Jaami’, 1077 and ‘Saheeh Targheeb wat-Tarheeb’, 3355)] It is comprehensive, clear, straightforward and makes it easy for us to identify our goal and purpose of our life rather than losing track.
  3. Bismillah as salam alykom Attached is a translation for a comprehensive report on Haj rituals may Allah Accept and Grant us all Haj, haj+project.doc
  4. activating the topic for all of us to benefit and remember In sh a Allah!
  5. The Best Days in the World Based on "Al-A`yaad fil Islaam" [by Muhammad. al-Jibaly, published by QSS] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Blessed Days of Dhul Hijjah In what follows, we will highlight some of the Sunnah regarding these days, hoping by this to provide an incentive to make the best out of them and gain Allaah's reward, in shaa' Allaah. The First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah "The best days in the world are the Ten days." [ibn Hibbaan, al-Bazzaar, authenticated in Saheeh Jaami` us-Sagheer #1133] "There are no days during which good deeds are more beloved by Allaah than these (ten) days." [al-Bukhaaree, at-Tirmidhee and others] The Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, was then asked: "Not even Jihaad in Allaah's way?" He replied: "Not even Jihaad in Allaah's way; except for a person who went out (for Jihaad) with his self and wealth and came back with none (i.e. lost all for Allaah)." [at-Tirmidhee, authenticated in al-Albaanee's Irwaa' ul-Ghaleel, #953] All good deeds can be done during these days and the early generations of Muslims used to exert themselves excessively in worshipping Allaah. In particular, fasting and dhikr (mentioning and remembering Allaah) are to be done in plenty on these days. Dhikr Ibn `Abbaas commented on the verse <<.and to mention Allaah's name [plentifully] on Known days>> [22:28] by saying: <.these known days are the ten days [of Dhul Hijjah].> [Tafseer ibn Katheer] Fasting One of the wives of the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, said: "Allaah's Messenger used to fast the (first) nine days of Dhul Hijjah, the day of `Ashooraa', and three days of each month. [saheeh Sunan Abee Daawood #2129] Fasting on all these days, however, is not a waajib (compulsory), nor is it a constant sunnah that the Messenger, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, never dropped. `Aa'ishah said: "I never saw the Messenger, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, fast the ten days." [Muslim] The Day of `Arafah - The Best Day of the Whole Year The day of `Arafah is the day when the pilgrims stand in worship on the Mountain of `Arafah. "Fasting the day of `Arafah expiates the [minor] sins of two years: a past one and a coming one. And fasting the day of `Aashooraa' expiates the sins of the past year." [Muslim] "There is no day on which Allaah `azza wa jall frees people from the Fire as He does no the day of `Arafah. He comes close (to those standing on `Arafah) and then revels before His angels, saying: "What are these people seeking?" [Muslim] The Day of al-`Ad-haa The tenth of Dhul-Hijjah is `Eed ul- Ad-haa or the day of an-Nahr (slaughtering). It marks the conclusion of the major rites of Hajj, and commemorates Allaah's bounty on His Messenger Ibraaheem, when He gave him a ram to sacrifice as ransom for his son Ismaa`eel, `alayhimassalaam. "The day of al-Fitr [i.e. `Eed ul-Fitr], the day of an-Nahr, and the days of Tashreeq are `Eed days for us Muslims. They are days of eating and drinking." [Ahmad, an-Nasaa'ee, Saheeh ul-Jaami` #8192] The Three Days Following `Eed ul-`Ad-haa On these days, the pilgrims complete their rites, Muslims continue with their `Eed celebrations, and are prohibited to fast. "The days of tashreeq are days of eating, drinking and mentioning Allaah." [Muslim] The Sacrifice Allaah `azza wa jall mentioned the sacrifice together with the first and foremost worship in Islaam: prayer. This is a clear indication of its great importance. Thus He ordered His Messenger, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, to slaughter sacrifices by saying: <<.Pray unto your Lord and slaughter [your sacrifice]." [109:2] Ruling The general concensus of the Muslim scholars is that the sacrifice is an important sunnah, and a worship called for in the Law of Allaah. However, they differ as to whether it is nafl (voluntary) or waajib (mandatory) for those who can afford it. Some scholars have explained the different ahaadeeth on the subject by stating that the sacrifice is obligatory on those who can afford it and not obligatory on those who cannot. Abu Hurayrah reported that the Messenger, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, said: "He who has the capacity, and does not sacrifice, may not approach our musallaa (place of prayer - on the `Eed)." [ibn Maajah, Ahmad and others, authenticated by Al-Albaanee in Saheeh Sunan Ibn Maajah, #2533] Regarding this hadeeth, Imaam ash-Shaukaanee said: "Prohibiting the one who could afford to sacrifice, but did not do so, from approaching the musallaa indicates that he must have left off a waajib, as it becomes useless to offer the salaah without this waajib [obligation]." [Nayl ul-Awtaar] Avoid Cutting Hair or Nails The one who plans to sacrifice (normally, the head of household) is prohibited to cut his hair or nails from the first Dhul Hijjah until he offers the sacrifice. "For the one who has a slaughtering to perform (on `Eed then, once the hilaal (crescent) of Dhul Hijjah is observed, let him not cut any of his hair or nails until he sacrifices." And in another narration: "Once the ten days start, for those of you who havethe intention to sacrifice, let them not cut any of their hair or nails (until they sacrifice)." [Muslim] This prohibition is the opinion of the majority of the scholars of the early generations of Muslims. Allaahu A`lam Our last call is all praise is to Allaah and may His salaah and salaam be upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family. from:
  6. In sh a Allah they are starting tomorrow, may Allah Support us much to make optimal use of those days ameen!
  7. I believe by now after reading through the Ayahs and Hadeeth, one can simply realise the root causes. But we are also ordained to ponder and reflect in each and every situation we encounter.For example, as we live this era listening to the phrase being said in the Addhan "ala salu fee byoutekum ala sallu fee rehalekum" (Oh perform your salat in your homes or within your travelling belongings, in other words dont come to the Masjed). This is titled as Adhan anawazel (calamities) Well, as long as the Messneger salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam permitted it, it has to be uses as part of Islam, it was just used during our lives. Leave alone that we took a lot of things for granted, one of them is performing Ummrah and Haj, who imagined that one day we will not be allowed globally to perform Ummrah and Haj, I mean not on the personal level due to financial or other reasons Well in a Hadeeth: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: « تعجلوا إلى الحج فإن أحدكم لا يدري ما يعرض له » [رواه أحمد] Narrated under the authority of Ahmad, the Messenger salla Alah a`lyhee wa sallam said: Hasten to performing Haj, as one never knows what to expect" Who could imagine that we will not be able to access Ka`aba???!! We were enjoying major blessing by going there and performing our worship, but did we give it due respect and appreciation? no we didnt. Muslims circle around Ka`ba talking on the mobile phone, groups are performing Sa`e and suddenly stop to take group picture rather than reflecting on our mother Haja may Allah be pleased with her. The examples are endless, those who perform Salat u qiyam in Masjedes check their phones between every two sets of Rakaa. Allah Is sending a strong and serious message telling us to wake up, at the same time, it is a test for our intention, are we keen on performing salat u Taraweeh in the Masjed to be seen going and coming and attending the dua or we doing it for the pure sake of Alalh?? Questions we as Muslims should answer and In sh a Allah the test will be over!
  8. Bismillah How can we see the pandemic in light of Quran and hadeeth, is there any clue or indicator that tells us the reason for it??? people are engaging in speculations, interpretations and assumptions, they keep busy with numbers of new infections, deaths and recovered cases, do we need to do that? or we need something else? 1. Evil (sins and disobedience of Allah, etc.) has appeared on land and sea because of what the hands of men have earned (by oppression and evil deeds, etc.), that Allah may make them taste a part of that which they have done, in order that they may return (by repenting to Allah, and begging His Pardon). (َQuran 30: 41) 2. And fear the Fitnah (affliction and trial, etc.) which affects not in particular (only) those of you who do wrong (but it may afflict all the good and the bad people), and know that Allah is Severe in punishment. (this ayah makes me too scared) (Quran 8:25) 3. And your Lord would never destroy the towns wrongfully, while their people were right-doers. (Quran 11:117) 4. Verily the likeness of (this) worldly life is as the water (rain) which We send down from the sky, so by it arises the intermingled produce of the earth of which men and cattle eat until when the earth is clad with its adornments and is beautified, and its people think that they have all the powers of disposal over it, Our Command reaches it by night or by day and We make it like a clean-mown harvest, as if it had not flourished yesterday! Thus do We explain the Signs in detail for the people who reflect. (Quran 10:24) Narrated Abdullah Ibn Omar that the Messenger salla Allah a`alyhee wa sallam came to us saying O people of Muhajereen (immigrants) there are five issues if you will be inflicted with them and I seek refuge to Allah that you would not live when they occur, never fornication/immorality would spread among people till they commit it publicly except that plague and other unprecedented diseases which were never experienced before among their predecessors would spread and prevail, never people would cheat while weighting and scaling except that they suffer tough times, food shortage and unjust rulers, never people refrain from paying Zakat for their money except that they would be denied rain from sky and if it was not for animals they would have never received rain, never people violate the covenant of Allah and His Messenger except that Allah Sends on them an enemy from outside to take part of what is in their hands, and when their rulers don’t rule with the book of Allah and start selecting from what Allah revealed except that Allah will cause them to fight one another.” (reported by Ibn Majeh) I believe it is quite clear, may Allah Pardon us all and lift this major trial and test, I
  9. Starting tomorrow In sh a Allah!
  10. Again people are busy with counting cases and deaths, how to protect themselves, still not realising that Corona is the symptom not the disease. The disease is the spread of fornication and immorality, as simple as that. Allah Is Sending a strong message, if we fail to receive it, well!!
  11. never fornication/immorality would spread among people till they commit it publicly except that plague and other unprecedented diseases which were never experienced before among their predecessors would spread and prevail, look at this? did we even take it in consideration? we are busy looking for vaccine, the vaccine is to repent and exercise chastity, in any HIV or other related studies, they always refer to Sexual Abstinence as best method to prevent the spread of such diseases. But as Corona spreads, it is quite a signal that such haram practices are growing, shall we just sit and watch??? as Muslims what should we do???
  12. Mankind thought that he is capable of everything, holding all the strings in his hands, manufacturing talking and thinking robots, feeling that he owns it all, Allah Challenges mankind with a tiny creation (the virus is the creation of Allah of course) and everything is put on hold, people are even afraid to meet, shake hands, parents are scared to hug their children, people are living in fear, they can not travel, For the first time in I dont know how long, no Salatul Qiyam is performed in Ka`aba, la hawala wala qowata ila billah. Are people pondering as they should, some are, but the majority are only busy with being bored and stuck at home, and trying to find means of entertainment.
  13. Let us for instance take this Ayah and analise it, Verily the likeness of (this) worldly life is as the water (rain) which We send down from the sky, so by it arises the intermingled produce of the earth of which men and cattle eat until when the earth is clad with its adornments and is beautified, and its people think that they have all the powers of disposal over it, Our Command reaches it by night or by day and We make it like a clean-mown harvest, as if it had not flourished yesterday! Thus do We explain the Signs in detail for the people who reflect. (Quran 10:24) We have three stages: 1. As the earth took its adornment. 2. The earth is beautified. 3. Its people think they have all the powers and control (artificial intelligence, hologram technology, cloning, robots...etc) mankind became under the impression that nothing is impossible and they are in full control, At this point, which is the final stage, Allah Manifests His attributes and powers to show us how tiny and helpless we are, More comments will follow In sh a Allah,
  14. Almost gone!!!
  15. In sh a Allah in about 20 days, can not wait to receive Ramadan In sh a Allah!
  16. as salam alykom It is the best ten days again, may Allah Support us to achieve optimal benefit ameen!
  17. Let us remind ourselves!
  18. Bismillah As salam alykom We already started the last ten days which include Laylatul Qadr which is better than 1000 months according to Quran in terms of worship. It is preferred for the Muslim to repeat on Laylatul Qadr the phrase: Allahum inaka a`fown tohebul a`fw fa`afo a`ni. O Allah You are the All Pardon Who Loves to Pardon, thus, Pardon me. This is based on a hadeeth: Narrated under the authority of A`aesha may Allah be Pleased with her who said: I said: O Messenger of Allah, do you see if I learnt which night is the night of Qader, what do I say? He said: say, Allahum inaka a`fown tohebul a`fw fa`afo a`ni" reported by Termidhi.
  19. Timely read!
  20. Remember to give it our as soon as possible!
  21. It means the amount of alms becomes compulsory upon fast breaking from Ramadan. It is obligatory for each Muslim, young, old, male, female, free or enslaved. Bukharai and Muslim reported that Ibn Omar (may Allah be pleased with both of them) narrated:” Prophet Mohamed (PAPBUH) made compulsory, for salve, free, male, female, young and old of Muslims, the payment of alms upon the end of Ramadan: fast breaking at the end of the month with the amount of both hands full of date or barely” Reasoning behind its payment: It was ordained in Shabaan of the second year of Hijra bearing the sense of purifying the fasting person of any obscenity or pointless talking he/she may have made. Simultaneously, it assists the poor and needy people upon Eid. Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with both of them said:” The Messenger of Allah (PAPBUH) ordained alms of Fitr as purification for the fasting person from any pointless talking, and obscenity, as well as food for the poor. One who pays it out before Eid prayer is an accepted Zakah while one who pays it after Eid prayer is just an ordinary Sadaqa (alms)” It is compulsory to be paid by the free Muslim who affords the amount mentioned above. However, the amount must be over the regular needs of the person and his family. One must pay Zakat u lfirt for himself and on behalf of whoever he supports including, wife, children and servants whom he financially supports. The amount is: both hands full of grain, barely, dates, raisins, dried milk, rice or corn or whatever is considered of food. However, Abou Hanifa (scholar) permitted the payment of what is worth of money. For further clarification, head of family, male or female must pay Zakat u lfitr for each person he/she (in case of a single mother or an unmarried female who has no Muslim male relatives) financially supports plus him/herself. The amount of money equal to the price of the above mentioned quantities must be paid for every individual to the Muslim poor people. The time of payment: It is due by the end of Ramadan, however, must be given out before Eid prayer. One must strictly observe the timing other wise it remains a debt that must be fulfilled. To whom it must be paid?: To poor people as the Messenger of Allah (PAPBUH) said: “Satisfy them on the day of Eid, let them not ask for assistance” as narrated by Ibn Omar (may Allah be pleased with both of them). May Allah accept all our deeds and save us from Hell as He promised by the end of this blessed month.
  22. The last ten days already started, tonight is of the 24th!
  23. Highlighting the thread!
  24. Highlighting the topic!