Monthly Archives: December 2017

you ONLY love him because he’s a PIOUS PERSON

“Love for the sake of Allāh means that you don’t love a man because he will provide you with wealth or that he will benefit you with worldly material, rather you ONLY love him because he’s a PIOUS PERSON.”

— al-‘Allāmah Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān Hafiẓahullāh

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Translated By: Sameeullaah Sameeullaah (Aboo Maryamm)

Perfect your prayers, perfect your prayers, perfect your prayers!

The way we pray basically is the main reason why we fall into depression. Check them. Are you praying on time? Are you praying with full concentration?

Do you give your prayers the time they deserve ? Check your prayers.

Perfect your prayers, pray extra in the night, get up in the last third and talk to your Lord.

Perfect your prayers, perfect your prayers, perfect your prayers!

And I will promise you if you do this, you will feel much better. You will feel the comfort in your heart and you will feel protected. No matter what’s going on in your life, things can’t get you out of the way easily.

Why ?

Because you feel the safety in the comfort of your Lords protection, due to your prayers! I promise you if you really work on them for at least one week you will not only feel but also see differences in your life, in your mind and in your whole way of thinking.

Depression, sadness and clamities are nothing (!) but a call from your Lord to turn back to him, to come closer, to seek his help.

Speaking kindly to the Wife & Having a Concern with Ones Appearance

Speaking kindly to the Wife & Having a Concern with Ones Appearance

تطيب القول لزوجة والعناية بالمظهر أمامها

by Shaykh Muhammad Ali Farkoos

🖋Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

‘Speaking kindly to the wife & Having a Concern with Ones Appearance in front of her: this is something which she likes in you just as you like in her.

Ibn Katheer -Rahimullaah- said describing the condition of the Prophet – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – with his wives the Mothers of the believers whereby he said:

‘From the manners of the Prophet – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – was that he would have beautiful companionship and would always be joyful, he would be playful with his family and treat them affectionately, he would be generous in spending on them, he would make his wives laugh, he would even run a race with ‘Aeysha the mother of the believers to show love towards her.’ [Tafseer Ibn Katheer 1/466]

There is no doubt that hurting and victimisation by words and actions, having a frown and sulky face, scowling and frowning when one sees his wife, keeping away from her and inclining to spending time with other people negates good companionship. Qurtubi -Rahimullaah- said about the meaning of the Ayaah:

وَعَاشِرُوهُنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ

<< and live with them in kindness>> [Nisa: 19]

It means: to live with them with good companionship upon what Allaah has commanded with … . and that is to fulfill her rights from the dowry and to spend upon her, not to frown in her face except if she has committed a sin, to be cheerful whilst speaking and not coarse and crude, or harsh-hearted, nor appearing to incline to other than her… . Allaah – Subhanahu- commanded to have good companionship with women if a person takes the contract of marriage to associate with them and to show affection between them and companionship upon perfection; since this is calmer for the soul and wholesome and healthy for living.’ [Tafseer al-Qurtubi 5/97]

From what also negates good companionship is leaving off a concern with ones appearance and a good form. Ibn Abbas -Radhi Allaahu anhu- said: ‘Indeed I love to beautify myself for my wife just as I love that she beautifies herself for me; this is because Allaah -Azza wa Jal- said:

وَلَهُنَّ مِثْلُ الَّذِي عَلَيْهِنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوف

<< And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses, etc.) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect, etc.) to what is reasonable>> [Baqarah : 228]

So the beautification of men fluctuates according to their circumstances and ages; so they work to become fit and skilled, they should dress in clothing which is befitting. They should use perfume and cleansing of the mouth and use a Miswak etc to remove excess food between the teeth. He should remove that which clings to the body of bad smells and dirt, take off excess hair, trim fingernails, senior people should dye their hair, wearing a ring and other matters which fulfil the rights, so that she is pleased with this beautification and causes her to abstain from other men.’

[From ‘al-Mua’een fee Bayaan Haqqooq az-Zojjayn’ p.44-46 by Shaykh Muhammad Ali Farkoos]


Light of the heart and light on the face

What The Heart Acquires From The Qur’aan

ibn Uthaymeen رحمه الله تعالى said:

❝Every time a person’s Eeman strengthens with the Qur’aan, then Allaah سبحانه و تعالى  gives Yaqeen [certainty] due to the evidences of the Qur’aan which cannot be found in any other book.

This is why I encourage you and my self to have complete concern for the Qur’aan, reciting it, reflecting upon it and acting upon it.

Experience this for yourself, return to the Qur’aan in these matters and see what your heart acquires from Eemaan, delight of the heart, light of the heart and light on the face.❞

📓[Sharh al-Kafi ash-Shafi, (4/166) |


Responding to the Greeting ‘Merry Christmas’

Responding to the Greeting ‘Merry Christmas’

What is the ruling on congratulating the disbelievers on their Christmas celebration? And how do we respond to them if they greet us with it.

And is it permissible to go to the places where they are having celebrations for that purpose. And does the person (Muslim) take a sin if he does the aforementioned without any intent? Rather he only does it being courteous, or due to shyness or due to being put in an awkward situation, or due to some other reasons. And is it permissible to resemble them in this?

Congratulating the disbelievers on their Christmas celebration or other than that from their religious holidays is not permissible according to the consensus. As was related by Ibn Al Qayyim, may Allah have mercy upon him, in his book The ruling on the people beneath the Muslim protection [Ahkham Ad Dhimmah — أحكام أهل الذمة] when he said:

“As for congratulating the disbelievers for their religious ceremonies that have kufr (disbelief) attached to it, then it is not permissible according to the consensus.

For example congratulating them for their holidays or their fasts, so the person says, ‘May you have a bless holiday’, or he wishes them well for their holiday or something like that. So this, if the one who says it escapes from falling into kufr (disbelief), is (still) from the impermissible things. And it is on the same level as congratulating them for prostrating to the cross.

Rather it is a greater sin with Allah. And it is a more severe abomination than to congratulate them for drinking alcohol and killing someone, committing illegal sexual intercourse and things of this nature. And many of the people who don’t have any religion (or respect for the religion) fall into this.

And he doesn’t know the ugliness (evil) of what he has done. So whoever congratulates a person for committing sins, or innovations, or disbelief, then he has exposed himself to the hate, wrath (anger) of Allah.”

End of the Shaykh’s (Ibn Al Qayyim) speech may Allah have mercy upon him.

Shaykh Uthaymeen continues:

So congratulating the disbelievers on the religious holidays is not permissible, as shown by the proof brought by Ibn Al Qayyim. Because in it, (congratulating the kufar on their religious holidays) is an approval for what they are upon from their kufr ceremonies, and showing them that you are please with it. Even if the person is not pleased with the actual kufr itself, it is also not permissible for the Muslim to be pleased with kufr ceremonies, or to congratulate them for it. Because Allah the Exalted is not pleased with that, as Allah the Exalted says,

“If you disbelieve, then verily, Allah is not in need of you, He likes not disbelief for His slaves. And if you are grateful (by being believers), He is pleased therewith for you.”

(Surah Az Zumar, Chapter 39 verse 7)

And the Exalted says,

“This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.”

(Surah Al Ma’idah, Chapter 5 verse 3)

So congratulating them with this is not permissible whether this person is your co worker or not. So if they greet us with their holiday greeting we don’t respond to them with it, because it’s not our holiday, and they are holidays that Allah is not pleased with, and because it is something that is either innovated in their religion, or it was legislated but has since been abrogated by the deen of Islam that which Muhammad peace and blessing be upon him, was sent with to all of the creation. And He (Allah) says about it (Islam)

“And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers”

(Surah Ale Imran, Chapter 3 verse 85)

And for the Muslim to accept their invitations to these occasions (holiday celebrations) is haram. (Impermissible) Because this is worst than congratulating them with it, because this would entail participating with them in this. Also it is haram for the Muslim to imitate the disbelievers by establishing celebrations for these occasions, or to exchanges gifts, or to distribute sweets, or trays of food, or to stop work or anything like this. Due to the statement of the Prophet (ﷺ)

“Whoever imitates a people is from them”

[Narrated by Abu Dawood in his Sunan, no. 3512; Classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Irwa’ al-Ghaleel, 2691].

Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah said in his book,

“Follow the straight path and oppose the path to the fire,” Imitating them in some of their celebration causes happiness in their hearts for what they are upon from false hood. And it is possible that this might encourage them to take advantage of this opportunity to humiliate the weak minded”.

End of his (Shaykhul Islam ibn Taymiyyah’s) speech. May Allah have mercy upon him.

And whoever does anything from this is a sinner. And it is the same whether he did it being courteous, or seeking friendship, or due to shyness, or any other reason, because this is from being deceitful in the deen of Allah. And this is from the reasons that reinforce the psyche of the disbelievers and to make them proud of their deen.

— Shaykh Saalih ibn Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) 

[The above is a summary translation of a post taken from Translated by Rasheed Estes Barbee (hafidhahullaah)]


Results of Abandoning Sins

Results of Abandoning Sins


1. Gaining beauty

2. Glory in the hearts of people

3. Support and protection from others If he was hurt

4. Protection of his honour if he was slandered

5. Answering his supplication and being close to Allah

6. Close to the Angels and being far from the Satans among the humans and the jinn

7. People will compete to serve him and fulfil his needs and to gain his love and company

8. He will not fear death but he will be happy to meet Allāh and receive His reward

9. The world will be low in his eyes while the Hereafter will be great

10. He will seek the greatest property, supreme achievement in the Hereafter

11. Tasting the sweetness of obedience

12. Sweetness of faith

13. Supplications of the angels that carry the Throne and the other angels around him

14. Happiness of the two angels that are recording his deeds, and their supplications

15. An increase in knowledge, understanding and faith

16. Loving Allāh

17. Longing to meet Him and happiness at his repentance

18. Allāh will reward him with happiness and joy that are not even close to the happiness experienced when committing sins

-Ibn al-Qayyim [al-Fawaa’id, pg.255]

(via umm-asiya)