Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Signs of Fear of Allah

As-salámu ‘alaikum wa rahmatul láhi wa barakátuh!”
Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem

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The Signs of Fear:

Know! Dear Muslim brothers and sisters. We can find out whether we fear Allah or are oblivious of him through some simple tests. Here are some of them:

The tongue informs us: if we talk evil, backbite and engage in frivolous gossip, it shows that there is very little concern. We should engage our tongues in the remembrance of Allah, in the recitation of the Qur’an and in circles of knowledge.

In the heart we should expel hatred, enmity and jealousy and replace them with well-wishing and care for Muslims.

We should be careful of what we put in our stomachs.

Our eyes should not wander off to look at haram objects.

Our feet should not walk towards haram places.

We should not extend our hands for haram purposes.

We should be concerned in our good deeds that we don’t perform them for anyone else except Allah.

The Reasons For Fearing Allah:

O servants of Allah, there are many reasons why we should fear. The following is a list of a number of them;

the fear of death before repenting;

the fear of not living up to one’s repentance and breaking one’s promise;

the fear of not being able to fulfil Allah’s obligations;

the fear of losing one’s softness in the heart and its hardening;

the fear of losing consistency;

the fear of allowing temptations to dominate;

the fear of Allah making one’s self responsible for doing goods deeds because of conceit;

the fear of becoming arrogant and egotistical due to the abundance of bounties;
the fear of being distracted from Allah by other creation;

the fear of being led to an evil ending through excessive bounties;

the fear of being punished early (i.e. in this world);

the fear of being disgraced at the time of death;

the fear of being beguiled by the glitter of this world;

the fear of Allah revealing one’s secret in one’s state of oblivion;

the fear of being stamped with a bad death at the time of death;

the fear of the pangs of death;

the fear of the questions of Munkar and Nakeer in the grave;

the fear of the punishment of the grave;

the fear of the horrors of the horizon (at the time of resurrection);

the fear of the awe during the presentation in front of Allah;

the fear and the shame of being naked (at the time of resurrection);

the fear of being questioned about every little thing in life;

the fear of the bridge (over Hell) and its sharpness; the fear of the fire, its chains and its torment;

the fear of being deprived of Paradise, the Eternal and everlasting kingdom and abode and

the fear of being deprived of seeing Allah’s tremendous visage.

The jurist of Samarkand says that the person who does one good deed should be weary of four things (imagine what a person who commits a sin should be afraid of):

The fear of not being accepted because Allah says:

‘Allah only accepts from those who fear.’ [Maidah: 27]

The fear of showing off, for Allah says:

‘They have been instructed to worship Allah sincerely; religion is for him Alone.’ [Bayinah: 5]

The fear of preserving the good deed because Allah says:

‘Whoever brings a good deed shall have ten times its reward.’ [An`am: 161]

The fear of being deserted in performing good deeds, for Allah says:

‘My reconciliation (with good) is only through Allah; it is upon Him that I trust and it is to Him that I resort.’ [Hud: 88]

The Fruits of Fear:

Ghazali (rahmatullahi `alayhi) sais: ‘Fear rips away desires and muddens luxuries so that cherished sins become reprehensible, just as a honey lover is repelled by it when he learns that it has poison in it. This is how fear burns desires; disciplines the organs; subordinates the heart and gives it tranquility. It also enables the heart to rid itself of pride, hatred, and envy; and it leaves it absorbed in it (fear). Hence, the heart becomes preoccupied with its own worries and looks towards its best interest in the long run. It is then engaged in only matters like meditation, self-analysis and struggle. It cherishes its time and moments.’ [Ihya: 4/160]

Poems:

Abdullah ibn Mubarak (rahimahullah) said about fear:

When night befalls, they endure it
and see it through bowing in ruku.
Fear has released their sleep, so they stand
and acquire security in vigilance.

Hasan ibn Hani (rahimahullah) composed the following (it has been credited to Imam Shafi`ee (rahimahullah)):

Fear Allah and hope for every good thing from Him;
Don’t follow your adamant self, lest you regret it;
Remain in between hope and fear
and you will rejoice with the Pardon of Allah if you submit.

[Muajjamul Udaba: 17/303 credited to Imam Shafi`ee and also in the Divan of Hasan.]

http://www.sunnahonline.com/ilm/purification/0072.htm

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When Hatim al Asamm was asked about his prayer

When Hatim al Asamm was asked about his prayer he said:

When it is near the time of prayer, I perform a perfect Wudu and go to where I am going to pray and sit down there until I become fully attentive to what I am about to do.

I then stand up and pray, imagining that the Ka`bah is in front of my eyes, Paradise to my right, Hellfire to my left and the Angel of Death behind me. I imagine that it is the last prayer I am about to perform, stand up in hope (in Allah, His Paradise and rewards) and fear (from Allah’s torment in Hellfire) and recite the Takbir while having full attention.

I recite the Qur’an calmly, make Ruku` humbly, go into Sujud with Khushu and then sit on my left leg, with the left food laid on the floor and the right food raised up, all the while praying with sincerity. Afterwards, I do not know (nor feel certain) if that prayer was accepted from me!”

(Al Ihya 1/179)

~ Sayings of the Scholars

Who is the happy one?

May Allaah reward us with good for adhering to Islam, and we ask Allaah to make us steadfast in Islam and to send us people Who is the happy one? He is the one whose heart is connected to Allah.

Who is the happy one? He is the one who reaches the evening and the morning, and nothing else is in his heart except Allah the Majestic.

Who is the happy one? He is the one who Allah is pleased with his soul, whose heart finds peace in the remembrance of Allah, and his tongue glorifies Allah continually.

Who is the happy one? He is the one to whom Allah prepares a pleasure due to his obedience, and he is well pleased with his deeds that are lasting.

Who is the happy one? He is the one who is blessed by Allah with his family, and with his wealth and children, and they are a pleasure for his eyes, and he praises Allah The Exalted for the highs and the lows.

Who is the happy one? He is the one whom Allah makes the people happy with, so that he has a good reputation, and is loved and highly regarded, he is the one who only good is mentioned about him, and he is only known for good.

Who is the happy one? He is the one who in the last moment in his life has a heart that is steadfast, and a tongue that remembers (Allah), for he is pleased with Allah and Allah is pleased with him.

Who is the happy one? He is the one who when his hour is imminent, and his time has come, the angels of his Lord come down to him.. with the good news of joyful calm and satisfaction, and of mercy and forgiveness, and that Allah is pleased with him and is not angry (at him).

Who is the happy one? He is the one to whom a happy ending is guaranteed, so that he leaves this life, with his final words being.. La Illaaha Illallah.

Who is the happy one? He is the one who is blessed by Allah in his grave, and he is content in his grave, even if he enters his grave and is enclosed in this cloth Allah strengthens his soul, and Allah strengthens his tongue, so he says, ‘’My Lord is Allah, and my religion is Islam, and my Prophet is Muhammed (salAllaahu alayhi wa salam).’’, and a caller calls from the Heavens, ‘’My servant has spoken the truth!’’. Then (a garment) from paradise is brought for him, and its (paradise) gate is opened for him and for him is fragrent plants and a joyous rest. So says the happy man, oh my Lord, hasten the hour! Oh my Lord, hasten the hour! Because of his desire for the mercy of Allah, and his desire for the huge reward that awaits him by the grace of Allah.

Who is the happy one? He is the one who rises from his grave to the meeting, and is among the blessed ones and he is raised with the martyrs, the angels welcome them and say ‘’Do not be sad, the greatest horror is over’’ and the angels (say) ‘’This is your day that was promised to you’’ [21:103]

Who is the happy one? He is the one who, when the sun nears the whole of creation, and all the proud are humiliated, and all that can talk are silenced, and the glow of the sun is intense, and its heat is enormous and people on the earth are deep in their sweat, and the suffering is profound, and the horror is great, he is the one who is under the shade of Allah on the day on which there is no shade except His.

Who is the happy one? He is the one who, when standing before his Lord, occupies a fine position and increases in rank, he and his tongue speak the best words, after which a caller of Allah calls him to the good news about Paradise.

Who is the happy one? He is the one who has reached his final destination, and for him the verdict is, enter paradise, home of the bliss and accommodation of the righteous. Certainly this is the happiness of everyone, this is what the righteous servant wishes.

This is certainly true happiness, if Allah opens (for you) the door to it, no one will be able to close it from you. If Allah wants to make his servant happy, then first He will grant him the belief in Allah the Majestic, he is the one who knows Allah with His most beautiful names, and His highest descriptions, Allah gives him true faith, and a steadfast heart, and he entrusts all matters to The One, The Merciful, and he wholeheartedly believes in his heart that; there is no refuge and no rescue and no escape from Allah except in Allah.

The happy one, he is the one whose heart Allah filled with emaan, if good befalls him, he is grateful so it is good for him, and if a calamity befalls him, he is patient so it is good for him. His condition does not change, nor does his guidance, for he has Paradise and the Fire placed in front of his eyes.o will help us to do so. Allahumma Ameen….

The Hijab as Da’wah

By Dr Aisha Hamdan

 

Most Muslims are familiar with the various reasons that Allah has required women to wear hijab: The hijab reflects modesty, purity and respect; it lessens temptation so that more serious sins will be avoided; it protects women from the harm and molestation of evil men; a woman who wears hijab will be evaluated for her intelligence and skills rather than her appearance.One important aspect that is often overlooked, however, is that the hijab is a symbol of Muslim identity. A woman who covers her head is making a statement that she is a member of the Muslim community and that she follows a particular code of moral conduct.

Allah says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and daughters and the believing women to draw their outer garments around them. That is more suitable that they will be known (as Muslims and chaste believing women) and not be abused.” [Qur’an, 33:59]

“…that they will be known…” In America, where Islam is the fastest growing religion (alhumdullilah), many people are coming to know what this head covering really signifies and to understand the religion that mandates it. The hijab, in effect, is an amazingly powerful tool for dawah; one that Muslims themselves are probably not even aware of. As with any tool, the key for effectiveness is appropriate and knowledgeable use.

The most obvious first step would be for Muslim women to actually wear the hijab. It is a tragic and upsetting phenomenon to see so many Muslims dressing in the manner of the disbelievers (blue jeans, T-shirts, short skirts, even shorts). The Prophet, sallalahu allahe wa salam, said; “Whoever resembles a people is one of them.” (Abu Dawood). This is not only happening in America and other Western countries as people attempt to assimilate and adopt the practices of the prevailing culture, but it is also occurring in Muslim countries at an alarming rate.

A woman who refuses to wear the hijab is disobeying Allah and committing a serious sin, putting worldly pleasures above spiritual attainment, and neglecting her duty to the religion of Islam. Many scholars agree that the only reason a Muslim may live in a non-Muslim country is to conduct dawah and bring people to the true religion. How can a woman perform dawah for Islam when she is not even practicing it herself? To do this would be a form of hypocrisy and it will not be successful.

Once a woman begins to wear hijab she completes a large portion of her responsibility for dawah with very little effort. Each time that she goes to the grocery store, the library, to work, to school, or to any other public place, she is spreading the magnificent message of Islam. This is not only because of the outer hijab that she wears, but more importantly, the modesty of her behavior that accompanies it. When a woman refrains from flirting with men, limits physical contact, and is reserved and respectful, people may become curious and want to learn more about this intriguing faith. It may just sow the seeds of something wonderful.

At the University where I teach (which happens to be a private, Catholic school), women are often interested in my manner of dress and demeanor. Each semester I have at least one student who requests my involvement in a project for another class, usually comparative religions. They are surprised when they learn the rationale for this injunction and the fact that it was part of their religious heritage as well. If I chose not to wear hijab, I would miss these wonderful opportunities to share the beauty, peace and universality of my faith.

When there is the possibility for further discussion with those who are interested, knowledge and understanding of the topic are imperative. A very effective technique is to relate the concept to something that is familiar to the other person. Some examples of questions that could be posed include:

•”Did you every wonder why Mary, the mother Jesus (alayhes salam) wore clothing very similar to that of Muslims?”

•”Why do Catholic nuns dress the way they do?”

•”Did you know that in the Canon laws of the Catholic church today there is a law that requires women to cover their heads in church?”

•”Have you read in I Corinthians (Bible, 11:3-10) the verses that Paul wrote: ‘Every man who prays of prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. And evey woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head – it is just as though her head were shaved. If a woman doesn’t cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or shaved off, she should cover her head.”

•”Did you know that there are some Christian denominations, namely the Amish and the Mennonites, who still require women to wear the head covering?”

•”Were you aware that is was the custom of Jewish women to go out in public with a head covering and that some denominations still practice this today?”

These discussion points demonstrate the obvious fact that the head cover was not introduced by Islam, but rather that this requirement has been in place for thousands of years. This can also be a cogent segue to more crucial topics such as the fact that Moses, alayhes salam, Jesus, alayhes salam and Muhammad, sallalahu allahe wa salam, were all prophets of the same God and that they each carried the same basic message. Islam corrected the errors that had been introduced into previous revelations by humans and completed the process that was planned by Allah.

We should be proud to be Muslim. We should also be grateful for the gift that Allah has given to each one of us: The perfect truth of Islam that is our key to paradise. All others are being deluded by Satan and following paths to destruction. With our gift comes the responsibility to share the truth with those who are less fortunate. We are all responsible to carry the light of Islam. The hijab is an outward manifestation of this light that burns within, and it can be an effective tool for fulfillment of our obligation. We choose whether to develop this light into a bright, radiant star or let it be extinguished by foolish and selfish desires.

May Allah guide each of us to the true path.Ameen

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How a Pearl Develops

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A Khutbah for the Muslim Woman

When news of the Christian army that had prepared on the horizons to wipe out Islam reached him, Abu Qudaamah Ash-Shaamee moved quickly to the Mimbar of the Masjid. In a powerful and emotional speech, Abu Qudaamah ignited the desire of the community to defend their land, Jihad for the sake of Allah. As he left the Masjid, walking down a dark and secluded alley, a women stopped him and said, “As salamu alaykum wa Rahmatullaah!”

Abu Qudaamah stopped and did not answer. She repeated her salam again, adding “this is not how pious people should act.” She stepped forward from the shadows. “I heard you in the Masjid encouraging the believers to go for Jihad and all I have is this…” She handed him two long braids. “It can be used for a horse rein. Perhaps Allah may write me as one of those who went for Jihaad.”

The next day as that Muslim village set out to confront the crusader army, a young boy ran through the gathering and stood at the hooves of Abu Qudaamah’s horse. “I ask you by Allah to allow me to join the army.” Some of the elder fighters laughed at the boy. “The horses will trample you,” they said. But Abu Qudaamah looked down into his eyes as he asked again, “I ask you by Allah, let me join.” Abu Qudaamah then said, “On one condition, if you are killed you will take me with you to Jannah amongst those you will be allowed to intercede for.” That young boy smiled. “It’s a promise.”

When the two armies met and the fighting intensified, the young boy on the back of Abu Qudaamah’s horse asked, “I ask you by Allah to give me 3 arrows.” “You’ll lose them!” The boy repeated, “I ask you by Allah to give me them.” Abu Qudaamah gave him the arrows and the boy took aim. “Bismillaah!” The arrow flew and killed a Roman. “Bismillaah!” The second arrow flew, killing a second Roman.

“Bismillaah!” The third arrow flew, killing a third Roman. An arrow then struck the boy in the chest – knocking him off the horse. Abu Qudaamah jumped down to his side, reminding the boy in his final breaths, “Don’t forget the promise!” The boy reached into his pocket, extracted a pouch and said, “Please return this to my mother.” “Who’s your mother?” asked Abu Qudaamah. “The women that gave you the braids yesterday.”

Think about this Muslimah. How did she reach this level of Taqwa where she would sacrifice her hair when today other women do the same to imitate Kafir icons, and her son when other women would die so long as their son stayed home. Indeed, she spent her life in the obedience of Allah, and when exam time came, she passed. Not only did she pass herself, but her children shone with that same beauty of Iman, children that she herself raised.

Very often – and perhaps in our times when we have forgotten much of the Sunnah – the lectures, khutbahs, and talks are all directed to the Muslim men. We forget that from the Hady – guidance and way – of Rasul Allah – sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam – was that he would allocate a specific day of the week to teach the women. Women would come up to him in Hajj, in the street, even in his home and ask him questions about the Deen.

At the Eid Salah, after addressing the men, he would take Bilal and go to the women section and address the women. Allah revealed an entire Surah by the name of Surah An-Nisa – the Women. And another by the name of – Maryam. And a third by the name of al Mujaadalah – the women who pleads. It is in enlivening this Sunnah that today this speech shall be addressed to the believing women, al-Mu’minaat.

Dear Sister, Dear Mother, Dear Daughter. Everyone is looking for happiness and fun, and I am sure you are not excluded. Where is that happiness and fun though? And where and when do you want that happiness? Do you want happiness, do you want to have `fun’ in this life at the expense of the hereafter? Or is it in the hereafter, when you meet Allah that you want to be happy?

Every where you go you shall find a swarm of people and media and culture swearing to you that happiness is the happiness of the Dunya. Is it really happiness though? On the day of Repayment, Allah shall take the most `happiest’ kafir of the Dunya and dip him in Jahannam – Hellfire. Then he shall ask him, “Have you ever seen any happiness?” The Kafir will say, “Never!”

Nay, the happiness is only the happiness of the hereafter no matter what happens in this Dunya. Allah shall bring on the Day of Repayment the most tested human and dip him in Jannah – Paradise. He shall then ask him, “Have you ever seen sadness?” And that person shall say, “Never!”

And don’t think that this happiness and fun is exclusive to the hereafter. It is very much tied to this life as well. Listen and understand the words of Allah:

Whoever works righteousness, whether male or female, while he (or she) is a true believer verily to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter). – Surah AnNahl (16/97)

Dear Sister, you have to understand that you or anyone may enter Hellfire! By Allah, we are not better than Fatimah, the daughter of Rasul Allah – sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam. And he said to her, “O Fatimah the daughter of Muhammad, Ask me whatever you wish from my wealth, for I shall avail you nothing to Allah.” Meaning that it doesn’t matter if you’re my daughter, if you don’t work for Jannah, saying to Allah that my father is so and so will not help you in anyway.

Islam is filled with many Mu’minahs that completed their Taqwa of Allah. When the other girls put up posters of kafir singers and kafir athletes and kafir actresses, you should put up posters in your heart of Fatimah and many other Mu’minahs.

Aasiyah, the wife of Fir’own. Her Eeman in Allah thrived under the shadow of someone that said, “I am your Lord, Most High!” When news reached Fir’own of his wife’s Eeman he beat her and commanded his guards to beat her. They took her out in the scalding noon heat, tied her hands and feet and beat her perpetually. Who did she turn to? She turned to Allah! She prayed, “My lord, build for me a home with you in Paradise and save me from Fir’own and his deeds and save me from the transgressive people.”

It was narrated that when she said this, the sky opened for her and she saw her home in Paradise. She smiled. The guards watched astonished – she’s being tortured and she smiles? Frustrated, Fir’own commanded a boulder to be brought and dropped on Aasiyah, to crush her to death. But Allah took her soul before the boulder was brought and she became an example for all the believing men and women till the end of time:

[And Allah has set forth an example for those who believe: the wife of Fir’own (Pharaoh) – when she said, “My Lord, Build for me a home with You in Paradise, and save me from Fir’own and his deeds, and save me from the transgressive-disbelieving people.] -Tahreem 66/11

When we talk about Jihad and Shuhadaa’ – martyrs, do you know who the first Muslim in Islam to be killed in the path of Allah was? It was Summayah, the mother of Ammar. When Abu Jahl heard of her Islam and her husband Yaasir and her son Ammar, he whipped them all and beat them. So much so, that Rasul Allah would pass by them as they went through this test of their Iman and would say to them, “Be patient O family of Yaasir, for you have a date set (when you shall enter) Jannah!”

As Abu Jahl beat Sumayyah one day, she refused to recant her Deen, something that enraged Abu Jahl. He took a spear as she lay on the burning sand, looking up to the sky, and he speared her through her midsection. She was the first of her family and the entire Ummah to meet Allah as a Martyr.

Dear Sister, our role models come from the Quran. You may have heard the story of the boy and the king. When the entire village became Muslim by the death of that young boy, the king ordered that an enormous fire be kindled and that all those who would not recant their religion be burnt alive.

A Mu’minah, stood with her baby over the fire. She looked at her baby, and seeking her child’s weakness and innocence, she considered turning her back. The baby said to her, “What are you waiting for mother. Go forward for you are on the truth!” She nodded. Then with her baby in hand she was pushed to her death.

[And they ill-treated them for no other reason than that they believed in Allah, Exalted in Power, Worthy of all Praise!- * Him to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth! And Allah is Witness to all things.]. – Surah AlBuruj, 8,9

And dear sister, your role models come to you from today. As her son tells us, a senior women in a Muslim land decided that all the vanity that normally happens in the gatherings of women was not for her. She turned to Salah and praying at night, and in her old age, she found herself calling to her so one night from her prayer room. He son says, “I came in and she was in Sajda saying that she was paralysed!”

Her son took her to the doctors and she began a cycle of rehabilitation, but there was little hope. She then commanded her son to take her back home, take her back to her prayer room, take her back to that Sajdah. As she prayed to Allah in her sajdah, the night came when she called to her son.

“Astawdi’ukallaah alladhee laa yadee’u wa daa’i’uh – I leave you in the trust of Allah, and whenever something is left in Allah’s trust it is never lost.” She passed away in her sajdah. Her muscles froze in that position and so they had to wash her body as she was in Sajdah. The prayed Janazah for her as her body was in sajdah. The carried her to the grave yard as her body was in Sajdah.

The buried her as she was in Sajdah. And the Prophet said that we shall all be resurrected on what we died on, she shall be resurrected on the day of judgement in Sajdah to Allah – Jalla Jalaaluhu wa taqaddasat asmaa’uhu – because that it how she lived and died.

Part II

There are many other stories that we know about of powerful believing mothers, wives and sisters and many, many that Allah only knows about. Whenever a halaqah is going on, the Muslim women outnumber the men. At the American Open University, (www.open-university.edu) the overwhelming majority of students are Muslim women.

Go to an Islamic teachers/schools conference, attend a lecture and you shall see the mismatch of sisters to brothers. Sometimes it is sad to see all these brothers lacking the motivation that many Muslimahs have. But if there is a beautiful sign in all this, it is that – in sha’ Allah ta’ala – those sisters are going to raise an army of believing men and women in the coming generation. WAllahu akbar!

When Imam Ahmad was still young, his father died. He would tell his students of the work his mother went through in raising him, and he would pray for her.

In the cold Baghdad nights, she would wake long before him to warm the water so that her son Ahmad could make wudu for Fajr. Then she would wrap him in blankets, herself cloaked in her Jilbaab, and guide him through the dark, cold alleys to reach the main Masjid, long before Fajr so that her son could get a good seat in class.

Her son Ahmad – at that age in grade 2 or 3 – would sit all day long studying Quran and Sunnah, and she would wait for him to finish so that she could drop him home safely. At the age of 16, she prepared money and food for him and told him, “Travel for your search of knowledge.” He left for Makkah and Madinah and many other places and et many great scholars. She raised Ahmad to become one of the four greatest Imams in Islam.

Dear sister, after all this, ask a non-Muslim what it is that he wants from you? Does he want you to be liberated? Liberated from what? From Allah and his Messenger? From the Quran and the Sunnah? From Jannah? From this deen that Allah chose for you?

And what is he going to give you in return? Happinness? By Allah, he does not own any happiness to give. Is he going to give you love and protection from punishment in the grave and from the gateke pers of hellfire and from death? Why is it that they want to liberate young beautiful women? Why don’t they liberate the seniors? Why don’t they liberate the indigenous? Why don’t they liberate the inmates? Why is their target audience a young and skinny and tall women (their definition of beauty) between the age of 13 – 28? And why is their first call for you to take off your Hijab?

Remember that friend – if you consider him so – carefully, for – without any doubt, by Allah – he shall be your bitterest enemy on the day of Repayment:

[Friends on that day will be foes, one to another – except the Righteous] – Surah Zukhruf (43/67)

One Kafirah summed up exactly what they think of women, “It’s not who you are, it’s what you wear and what you look like!” And listen to Fabian, a french `model’ (of what?), as she spit on the fashion industry. “Fashion houses made me into a mannequin, a wooden idol. The mission: to manipulate hearts and alter minds. I learnt how to be worthless, nothing on the inside, cold. We lived in a world of filth in all that filth means.”

When the Prophet – sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam – stood on the plain of Arafah and gave his farewell speech he said to the Ummah, “Treat the women kindly!” History records that in Europe in the same year, at the same time that Islam was saying this, the Christian clergy were arguing hether a women was a human or an animal! Those clergymen are the ancestors of the Kuffar that now want to `liberate’ you.

There is much more than can be said. I shall conclude with the advice of Rasul Allah – sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam – to every Muslim mother, daughter, and wife: “If the women prays her five (Salah), fasts her month (of Ramadan), protects herself (from committing Zina), and listens to her husband, it will be said to her, `from any door you wish, enter Paradise!” Sister, that is where you want to be.

[O ye who believe! give your response to Allah and His Messenger, when He calls you to that which shall give you life; and know that Allah cometh between a man and his heart, and that it is He to Whom ye shall (all) be gathered.] – Surah Anfal 8/24

Allah and His Messenger are calling you to life. Dear sister, reply!

http://www.sunnahonline.com/ilm/sisters/0004.htm

What title is better than this??

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You may not have what everyone has, and may lack in certain areas in your life, or may believe you don’t have that “beautiful life” you imagine, but in reality, this life was never meant to be perfect and beautiful, but it’s merely a phase of trial and test.

The one thing you do have is the ability to call upon the Rabil-‘Alamiin, The only Lord of mankind, indeed you are rich because you Have Allah subhana wata’ala, thus we DO have a beautiful blessed life, better than perfect, we R Muslims , what title is better than this??

Al Hamdulillah…

“And with them will be maidens of modest gaze, most beautiful of eye,” [Surah As-Saaffaat 37:48]

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People of Jannah

The Beauty of the Hur Al-Een (the Wide Eyed Maidens) of Paradise

Hoor Een is the plural of Hawraa’, meaning, white and beautiful female, and the word ‘Ainaa’, meaning, a woman who has large and lovely eyes, with an intense blackness [of their pupil of the eye] and the intense whiteness of the sclera (the white part ) of the eyes.

 

“And with them will be maidens of modest gaze, most beautiful of eye,” [Surah As-Saaffaat 37:48]

“and with them maidens restraining their glances of equal age.” [Surah Saad 38:52]

“Even so; and We shall espouse them to wide-eyed houris,” [Surah Ad-Dukhaan 44:54]

“They will be reclining on thrones lined up, and We will marry them to fair women with large, [beautiful] eyes.” [Surah At-Toor 52:20]

“In these [gardens] will be maidens of modest gaze, whom neither man nor jinn will have touched before them.” [Surah Ar-Rahmaan 55:56]

“Fair ones cloistered in pavilions” [Surah Ar-Rahmaan 55:72]

“And (there will be) Hoor (fair females) with wide lovely eyes (as wives for Al-Muttaqoon – the pious), like unto preserved pearls; a reward for what they used to do.”
[Surah Al-Waaqi’ah 56:22-24]

“Indeed, for the righteous is attainment * Gardens and grapevines * And young full-breasted (mature) maidens of equal age” [Surah An-Naba’ 78:32-34]

It was narrated by Anas Ibn Maalik, that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “If one of the women of Paradise looked at the earth, she would fill the whole space between them (the earth and the heaven) with light, and would fill whatever is in between them, with perfume, and the veil of her face is better than the whole world and whatever is in it.” [Bukhari 2796]

Narrated Abu Huraira, that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The first group (of people) who will enter Paradise will be (glittering) like the moon when it is full. They will not spit or blow their noses or defecate. Their utensils will be of gold and their combs of gold and silver; in their centers the aloe wood will be used, and their sweat will smell like musk. Everyone of them will have two wives; the marrow of the bones of the wives’ legs will be seen through the flesh out of great beauty. They ( i.e. the people of Paradise) will neither have differences nor hatred among themselves; their hearts will be as if one heart and they will be glorifying Allah in the morning and in the evening.” [Bukhari 3245]

Narrated ibn ‘Umar, that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:“Indeed the women of Paradise sing to their husbands in the most beautiful of voices ever heard by anyone, saying: We are the good and beautiful women, the wives of noble men, who gaze delightfully [at our husbands]. We are the immortals who do not die, we are safe who are never in fear, we are settled, and will never travel” [At-Tabaraani 734]

The Gathering of the Person and His Family in Paradise

“‘And (Eden) Paradise (everlasting Gardens), which they shall enter and (also) those who acted righteously from among their fathers, and their wives, and their offspring. And angels shall enter unto them from every gate…” [al-Ra’d 13:23]“They and their wives will be in pleasant shade, reclining on thrones.” [Yaa-Seen 36:56]
“Enter Paradise, you and your wives, in happiness.” [al-Zukhruf 43:70]

The Beauty of the Faces of the People of Paradise

“And with them will be maidens of modest gaze, most beautiful of eye,” [Surah As-Saaffaat 37:48]

 

“Even so; and We shall espouse them to wide-eyed houris,” [Surah Ad-Dukhaan 44:54]

They will be reclining on thrones lined up, and We will marry them to fair women with large, [beautiful] eyes.” [Surah At-Toor 52:20]

“Fair ones cloistered in pavilions” [Surah Ar-Rahmaan 55:72]

Narrated Abu Hurairah (may Allaah be pleased with him), that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The first group to enter Paradise will look like the moon on the night when it is full, they will not spit, blow their noses or defecate. Their vessels will be of gold, their combs will be of gold and silver*, their sweat will smell like musk and their incense will be the Ulwah (aloeswood). Each will be married to two of Al-Hoor Al-‘Een, the marrow of the bones of the wives’ legs will be seen through the flesh out of excessive beauty. They will have no disagreement between them, nor hatred, their hearts will be as if one heart. They will be praising Allah day and night.” [Bukhari 3245]

Narrated Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with them), that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The first group to enter Paradise will look like the moon on the night when it is full, then those who follow them will look like the brightest star in the sky, their hearts will be as if one heart, and they will have no disagreement between them, nor hatred. Each will be married to two of Al-Hoor Al-‘Een, the marrow of the bones of the wives’ legs will be seen through the flesh out of excessive beauty, and they will be praising Allah day and night. They will suffer no illnesses nor will they spit or blow their noses. Their vessels will be of gold and silver and their combs will be of gold; the coals of their incense burners will be aloeswood and their sweat will smell like musk.” [Bukhari 3246 Muslim 2834 and others]

Narrated by Sahl ibn Sa’d (may Allaah be pleased with him), according to which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Seventy thousand, or a seven hundred thousand of my ummah will enter Paradise, the first of them will not enter until the last of them does so. Their faces will be as [beautiful as] the full moon.“ [Bukhari 3247].

Narrated Anas Ibn Maalik that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “In Paradise there is a market to which [people] would go to every Friday. The north wind will blow on them on their faces and on their clothes and would add to their goodness and beauty, and then they would go back to their wives after they have being endowed with more beauty and pleasantness, and their wives would say to them: By Allah, you have become more beautiful and pleasant since we last saw you, and they would say: By Allah, you have also become more beautiful and pleasant since we last saw you.” [Muslim 2833]

Narrated Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with them) that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The first group to enter Paradise will look like the moon on the night when it is full, then those who follow them will look like the brightest star in the sky; they will not urinate or defecate or spit or blow their noses. Their combs will be of gold and their sweat will smell like musk and their incense will be aloeswood. Their wives will be Al-Hoor al-‘Een. Their appearance will be the same and they will look like their father Adam who was sixty cubits tall.”
[Bukhari 3327].

The Cleanliness and Purity of the People of Paradise

“The first group to enter Paradise will look like the moon on the night when it is full, then those who follow them will look like the brightest star in the sky; they will not urinate or defecate or spit or blow their noses.Their combs will be of gold and their sweat will be musk and their incense-burners will be pearls. Their wives will be al-hoor al-‘iyn. Their appearance will be the same and they will look like their father Adam who was sixty cubits tall.”
(Saheeh al-Jaami’, 2015).Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “The first group (of people) who will enter Paradise will be (glittering) like the moon when it is full. *They will not spit or blow their noses or defecate. Their utensils will be of gold and their combs of gold and silver; in their centers the aloe wood will be used, and their sweat will smell like musk. Everyone of them will have two wives; the marrow of the bones of the wives’ legs will be seen through the flesh out of great beauty. They ( i.e. the people of Paradise) will neither have differences nor hatred amongst themselves; their hearts will be as if one heart and they will be glorifying Allah in the morning and in the evening.”

The Children of the Believers in Paradise

Imaam Ahmed, Ibn Hibbaan and al-Haakim report from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (saw) said, “The children of the believers are in Paradise, being cared for by Ibraahim (as) [and in the narration of
Abu Nu’aym, ad-Dawylami, and Ibn Asakir it adds- “and Sarah, until they give them back to their
parents on the day of Resurrection”]
Bukhari :: Book 2 :: Volume 23 :: Hadith 340

The Spouses of the People of Paradise

“And with them will be maidens of modest gaze, most beautiful of eye,” [Surah As-Saaffaat 37:48] “and with them maidens restraining their glances of equal age.” [Surah Saad 38:52] “Even so; and We shall espouse them to wide-eyed houris,” [Surah Ad-Dukhaan 44:54]

 

“They will be reclining on thrones lined up, and We will marry them to fair women with large, [beautiful] eyes.” [Surah At-Toor 52:20]

“In these [gardens] will be maidens of modest gaze, whom neither man nor jinn will have touched before them.” [Surah Ar-Rahmaan 55:56]

“Fair ones cloistered in pavilions” [Surah Ar-Rahmaan 55:72]

“And (there will be) Hoor (fair females) with wide lovely eyes (as wives for Al-Muttaqoon – the pious), like unto preserved pearls; a reward for what they used to do.” [Surah Al-Waaqi’ah 56:22-24]

“Indeed, We have formed them in perfection * And made them virgins * Amorous (to their husbands only), and (they are) of equal age.” [Surah Al-Waaqi‘a 56:35-37]

“Indeed, for the righteous is attainment * Gardens and grapevines * And young full-breasted (mature) maidens of equal age” [Surah An-Naba’ 78:32-34]

Narrated Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with them) that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The first group to enter Paradise will look like the moon on the night when it is full, then those who follow them will look like the brightest star in the sky; they will not urinate or defecate or spit or blow their noses. Their combs will be of gold and their sweat will smell like musk, and their incense will be aloeswood. Their wives will be Al-Hoor al-‘Een. Their appearance will be the same and they will look like their father Adam who was sixty cubits tall.” [Bukhari 3327].

Narrated Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with them) that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The first group (of people) who will enter Paradise will be (glittering) like the moon when it is full. They will not spit or blow their noses or relieve nature. Their utensils will be of gold and their combs of gold and silver; in their centers the aloe wood will be used, and their sweat will smell like musk. Everyone of them will have two wives; the marrow of the bones of the wives’ legs will be seen through the flesh out of great beauty. They ( i.e. the people of Paradise) will neither have differences nor hatred among themselves; their hearts will be as if one heart and they will be glorifying Allah in the morning and in the evening.” [Bukhari 3245]

Narrated Abu Sa‘eed Al-Khudree (may Allah be pleased with them) that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said (regarding the last person who will enter into Paradise): “..And Allah will remind him saying, “ask for such and such” and when he has stated his wishes, Allah will say, “You will have them and ten times its like”. Then he will enter his house [in Paradise] and his two wives from among Al-Hoor Al-‘Een will enter and say, “Praise be to Allah who has created you for us and created us for you”. He will say, “No one has ever been given like what I have been given.” [Muslim 188]

Narrated Anas Ibn Maalik (may Allah be pleased with them) that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “In Paradise there is a market to which [people] would go to every Friday. The north wind will blow on them on their faces and on their clothes and would add to their goodness and beauty, and then they would go back to their wives after they have being endowed with more beauty and pleasantness, and their wives would say to them: By Allah, you have become more beautiful and pleasant since we last saw you, and they would say: By Allah, you have also become more beautiful and pleasant since we last saw you.” [Muslim 2833]

Narrated Mu’aadh Ibn Jabal (may Allah be pleased with them) that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:“When a woman annoys her husband in this world, his wife among Al-Hoor Al-‘Een will says: May Allah wage his war against you! Don’t annoy him. He is only a passing guest with you and is about to leave you and come to us!” [At-Tirmidhi 1174]

Narrated ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with them), that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:“Indeed the women of Paradise sing to their husbands in the most beautiful of voices ever heard by anyone, saying: We are the good and beautiful women, the wives of noble men, who gaze delightfully [at our husbands]. We are the immortals who do not die, we are safe who are never in fear, we are settled, and will never travel” [At-Tabaraani 734]

The Appearance and Height of the People of Paradise

“The first group to enter Paradise will look like the moon on the night when it is full, then those who follow them will look like the brightest star in the sky; they will not urinate or defecate or spit or blow their noses. Their combs will be of gold and their sweat will be musk and their incense-burners will be pearls. Their wives will be al-hoor al-‘iyn. *Their appearance will be the same and they will resemble their father Adam who was sixty cubits tall.*”(Saheeh al-Jaami’, 2015).

 

Narrated by Mu’aadh Ibn Jabal: the Prophet [Peace be Upon him] Said: “When the people of Jannah enter Jannah, they will be Jurd [Hairless on the body], Murd [Hairless on the face], Mukaahileen [Having there eyes edges darkened as though they had Kohl applied to them] and thirty three years in age.” [Tirmidhi 2545]

Harmony and Concord between the People of Paradise

Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “The first group (of people) who will enter Paradise will be (glittering) like the moon when it is full. They will not spit or blow their noses or relieve nature. Their utensils will be of gold and their combs of gold and silver; in their centers the aloe wood will be used, and their sweat will smell like musk. Everyone of them will have two wives; the marrow of the bones of the wives’ legs will be seen through the flesh out of great beauty. They ( i.e. the people of Paradise) will neither have differences nor hatred among themselves; their hearts will be as if one heart and they will be glorifying Allah in the morning and in the evening.”

The Age and Youthfulness of the People of Paradise

Narrated by Mu’aadh Ibn Jabal: the Prophet [Peace be Upon him] Said: “When the people of Jannah enter Jannah, they will be Jurd [Hairless on the body], Murd [Hairless on the face], Mukaahileen [Having there eyes edges darkened as though they had Kohl applied to them] and thirty three years in age.“ [At-Tirmidhi 2545]Muslim reports from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever enters Paradise is blessed, and will never be miserable, his clothes will never wear out and his youth will never fade away.” [Saheeh Muslim, Kitaab al-Jannah, Baab fi Dawam Na’eem al-Jannah, 4/2181, no. 2836]

The Servants of the People of Paradise

“And there go round, waiting on them young malesrvants of their own, as they were hidden pearls.” [Surah Al-Tur 52:24]“There wait on them immortal youths” [Surah Al-Waaqi’ah 56:17]

“And round about them will (serve) immortal youths. If you see them, you would think them scattered pearls.” [Surah Al-Insaan 76:19]

The Children of the Believers and the Non-believers in Paradise

Narrated Samura bin Jundub:
Allah’s Apostle very often used to ask his companions, “Did anyone of you see a dream?” So dreams would be narrated to him by those whom Allah wished to tell. One morning the Prophet said, “Last night two persons came to me (in a dream) and woke me up and said to me, ‘Proceed!’ ….till we reached a garden of deep green dense vegetation, having all sorts of spring colors. In the midst of the garden there was a very tall man and I could hardly see his head because of his great height, and around him there were children in such a large number as I have never seen. I said to my companions, ‘Who is this?’ They replied, ‘Proceed! Proceed!’…. (until they said:)..and the tall man whom you saw in the garden, is Abraham and the children around him are those children who die with Al-Fitra (the Islamic Faith).” The narrator added: Some Muslims asked the Prophet, “O Allah’s Apostle! What about the children of pagans?” The Prophet replied, “And also the children of polytheists.” (Bukhari 7047)

The Gatekeepers of Paradise

“But those who feared their Lord will be driven to Paradise in groups until, when they reach it while its gates have been opened and its keepers say, “Peace be upon you; you have become pure; so enter it to abide eternally therein,“ [they will enter].” (Surah Al-Zumar 39:73)

The Grades of the People of Paradise

“Those are the believers, truly. For them are degrees [of high position] with their Lord and forgiveness and noble provision.” [Surah Al-Anfaal 8:4]

 

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said, that the messenger of Allah (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:“There are a hundred levels in paradise prepared by Allah for those who fight (or strive) in the path of Allah, between each grade and the other is like the distance between the heavens and the earth. But if you ask [Allah] then ask [Him] for Al-Firdaws, for it’s the highest and the best place in paradise.” [Bukhari 2790]

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said, that the messenger of Allah (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:“There are a hundred levels in paradise, the distance between each one of them and the other is a hundred years” [At-Tirmidhi 2529]

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said, that the messenger of Allah (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:“The highest level of paradise cannot be attained but by one person and I hope that I will be that one.” [At-Tirmidhi 3612]

Abdullaah ibn ‘Amr (May Allah be pleased with him) said, that the messenger of Allah (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:“It will be said to the bearer of the Qur’an (i.e. one who memorizes it), read and ascend, and recite as you used to do in the previous life, for your abode shall be at the level at which you stop reciting.” [Abu Dawud 1464]


The Appearance of the People of Jahannam
“And those who have earned evil deeds, the recompense of an evil deed is the like thereof, and humiliating disgrace will cover them (their faces). No defender will they have from Allah. Their faces will be covered, as it were, with pieces from the darkness of night. They are dwellers of the Fire, they will abide therein forever.” [Surah Yoonus 10:27]“And you will see the criminals that Day bound together in fetters; Their garments of liquid pitch, and their faces covered with Fire“ [Surah Ibraaheem 14:49,50]

“And on the Day of Resurrection you will see those who lied about Allah [with] their faces blackened. Is there not in Hell a residence for the arrogant?” [Surah Al-Zumar 39:60]

“The Fire will burn their faces, and they will therein grin, with their lips displaced.” [Surah Al-Mu’minoon 23:104]

The Gatekeepers of Jahannam

“And those who disbelieved will be driven to Hell in groups until, when they reach it, its gates are opened and its keepers will say, “Did there not come to you messengers from yourselves, reciting to you the verses of your Lord and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?” They will say, “Yes, but the word of punishment has come into effect upon the disbelievers.” (Surah Al-Zumar 39:71)

 

Narrated Samura bin Jundub:
Allah’s Apostle very often used to ask his companions, “Did anyone of you see a dream?” So dreams would be narrated to him by those whom Allah wished to tell. One morning the Prophet said, “Last night two persons came to me (in a dream) and woke me up and said to me, ‘Proceed!’….And we proceeded till we came to a man with a repulsive appearance, the most repulsive appearance, you ever saw a man having! Beside him there was a fire and he was kindling it and running around it. I asked my companions, ‘Who is this (man)?’ They said to me, ‘Proceed! Proceed!’ …(until they said to him:) and the bad looking man whom you saw near the fire kindling it and going round it, is Malik, the gatekeeper of Hell..” Bukhari 7047

 

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