Monthly Archives: August 2018

Ghurabaa : we have chosen this to be the motto of life

Title: ghurabaa (Strangers)
Munshid: Muhammad as-Salmān
Composition: Saad al-Ghamidi سعد الغامدي
Year: 1985

غرباء و لغير الله لا نحني الجباه
Ghurabaa’ wa li ghairillaahi laa nahnil jibaa
[We are] strangers and we do not bow the foreheads to anyone besides Allah

غرباء و ارتضيناها شعارا في الحياة
Ghurabaa’ war tadhainaa haa shi’aaran lil hayaa
[We are] stranger and we have chosen this to be the motto of life

إن تسأل عنا فإنا لا نبالي بالطغاة
Inta sal ‘anna fa inna laa nubaali bit-tughaat
If you ask about us, then we do not care about the tyrants

نحن جند الله دوما دربنا درب الاباة
Nahnu jundullaahi dawman darbunaa darbul-ubaa
We are forever the soldiers of Allah, our path is the path of the resistant

غرباء غرباء غرباء غرباء
Strangers! Strangers! Strangers!

لا نبالي بالقيود بل سنمضي للخلود
Lan nubaali bil quyuud, bal sanamdhii lil khulood
We never care about the chains, rather we’ll continue forever

فلنجاهد و نناضل و نقاتل من جديد
Fal nujaahid wa nunaadhil wa nuqaatil min jadeed
So let us make Jihad, and battle, and fight from the start

غرباء هكذا الاحرار في دنيا العبيد
Ghurabaa’ hakazhal ahraaru fii dunya-al ‘abeed
Ghurabaa’ this is how they are free in the enslaved world

غرباء غرباء غرباء غرباء
Strangers… Strangers… Strangers…

كم تذاكرنا زمانا يوم كنا سعداء
Kam tazhaakkarnaa zamaanan yawma kunna su’adaa`
How many times have we remembered a time when we were happy

بكتاب الله نتلوه صباحا و مساء
Bi kitaabillaahi natloohu sabaahan wa masaa`
with the book of Allah, reciting it in the morning and the evening

غرباء غرباء غرباء غرباء
Strangers… Strangers… Strangers…

غرباء و لغير الله لا نحني الجباه
Ghurabaa’ wa li ghairillaahi laa nahnil jibaa
[We are] stranger and we do not bow the foreheads to anyone besides Allah

غرباء و ارتضيناها شعارا للحياة
Ghurabaa’ war tadhainaa haa shi’aaran lil hayaa
Ghurabaa’ – we have chosen this to be the motto of life

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our Beautiful Rabb.. Subhānallāh

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We have the Best Listener.. the Only One who wouldn’t ever get tired of our complains, our concerns, our cries, our silent tears, our broken hearts, our wretched souls..

Someone Who would never get bored of it, no matter how ungrateful we are.. no matter how much we disobey Him.. no matter how much we turn our backs.. no matter how much we forget Him from our minds..

Only remember about Him when we finally remember “hey, we have Allāh..”.. Allāh Subhānahū Wata’āla, Who is actually waiting for us to turn to Him, whether it be 2am, 6am, 3pm, any time.. anywhere..

Whether our shoulders are full of ungratefulness, disobedience and sins..

In Sahih Al-Bukhari, Abu Hurayrah RA narrates:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Allah says:

‘I am just as My slave thinks I am, (i.e. I am able to do for him what he thinks I can do for him) and I am with him if He remembers Me.

If he remembers Me in himself, I too, remember him in Myself; and if he remembers Me in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better than they; and if he comes one span nearer to Me, I go one cubit nearer to him; and if he comes one cubit nearer to Me, I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.’ ”

Such is Allāh, our Beautiful Rabb.. Subhānallāh Subhānallāh..

Yet, we whine that there is no shoulder to cry on.. that there is no one with us.. that we are so lonely.. that nobody cares.. nobody listens..

Just how ungrateful can we be? ..'(

Arafat Khutba

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

Points from Khutba in Arafat by Imam of Baitullah on this Hajj. (It is not the recent one.)

Long but each point is precious diamond. Forward far and wide:

– Surround yourself with Muslims who practice the Deen. They are your only True Friends in this Life and in the Hereafter.

– Not everybody is out there to judge you, there are some who want the best for you and want to help you get into Al-Jannah, value them.

– Indeed, a friend who doesn’t care about your Aakhirāh is not really your friend.

– Sometimes the hardest person for you to correct is yourself. There is no shame in being wrong, the shame is in choosing to stay on the wrong path.

– Whatever takes you NEAR to Allah, takes you AWAY from Hellfire. Whatever takes you AWAY from Allah, takes you CLOSER to Hellfire.

– We all take tomorrow for granted because we believe tomorrow will always be there. Tomorrow may be there, but we may not!

– Who said “TOMORROW” is guaranteed? Make the use of “TODAY” that you are blessed with!

Yesterday many thought that they would see today, and today many will think they will see tomorrow. Death could be tonight, in the next hour, the next second, yet we live as if we still have so many years to live.

– You may be rich, famous or have a high status in this dunyah, but to the Angel of Death, you’re just another name on the list.

– Our death and meeting with our Creator is approaching and yet our biggest worry is what are we going to wear tomorrow? #‎InCompetition

– One day you’ll just be a memory for people, and a lesson to others. Do everything you can to please Allah, be a positive lesson.

– Imagine how many people were here with us last year, but are no longer here again! Even our turn is soon approaching. May Allah forgive us and forgive them.

– We walk with our heads high up in the sky, unaware that one day we’ll be trapped 6′ Feet under the ground. #‎Reminder

– You look for the latest fashion and designer clothes, but don’t forget O’ Son of Adam! You will end up being wrapped up in just a white shroud.

– Live to please the Creator, not the creation. If Allah is happy with us, what more can we ask for?

– It’s sad how we begin to appreciate blessings, either materialistic things or good people; only after we lose them. When it’s too late! Do we really invest to be like them?

– You wouldn’t throw away a diamond to pick up a rock, so in the same way, don’t throw away the Aakhirah (Paradise) by chasing the Dunya (worldly).

– How do you expect to get Al-Jannah when you haven’t worked for it in Dunya? That’s like expecting to pass an exam you never took a class for.

– We live in a time where people give up certain foods in fear of becoming overweight, but cannot give up sins in fear of Allah!

– For a believer — you may be penniless, homeless, unemployed, sick and feel like you have nothing. But you have the One thing that money can’t buy: “Allah”.

– Allāh knows what you want, what you need, what you deserve, at what time and what place, trust Him and His decisions (is best for HIS creation), He knows while you don’t.

– If a celebrity mentioned your name to the world, how happy would you be? Mention Allah in a gathering, and He mentions you to the angels!

– And, make the Qur’an your companion and a part of your life. Don’t let yourself become a stranger to it. The Qur’an is like a friend, the longer the friendship lasts the more you will know of its secrets.

– Don’t praise me because I’m on my Deen, but pray for me because I have faults which you have not seen.

Repent
ُ”Truly, Allah loves those who repent, and He loves those who cleanse themselves.” [Al-Quran 2:222].

May Allah purify our hearts. And peace and blessings of Allah be upon our noble Messenger of Allah, Muhammad and his household. Ameen.

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Quick and Easy “Sunnah” Stress-Busters

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| By Tabassum Mosleh |

Stress! Is there any person in the world who isn’t intimately familiar with it? We seek relief from stress in absurd ways – by shouting at our children when they don’t do their homework, or banging the desk when an assignment isn’t going right, or watching comedy movies to take our minds off it.

But there are some beautiful stress-relievers we can find in the Sunnah of the Prophet (sa), and doing these have the added reward of following the Sunnah.

  1. Use perfume.

Aromatherapy has become quite a popular remedy to relieving stress, a fact being successfully utilized by cosmetics companies. Now you come across the term quite often while browsing shelves in the supermarket. Just smelling some ‘itr also relieves stress. And if you apply some new perfume every time stress gets at you, you’re spreading relief through the air to reach others around you too!

  1. Smile. 🙂

Research done on the physiological the effects of smiling show that even holding a chopstick horizontally with your lips helps you deal with stress. (Kraft 2012)

     3. Do wudu.

Apart from being a spiritual cleanser, a well-performed wudu also has two of the most famous relaxation techniques– water-therapy and mindfulness. Feel the cool liquid running over your skin. Sense your heart being cleansed from sins with every falling drop. A mindful wudu will leave you clean and refreshed– physically, mentally and spiritually.

    4. Forgive.

It takes about a second to say, “I forgive you.” Nurturing hurt feelings is one of the surest ways of getting your adrenaline-taps turned on. Take a minute to remind yourself of the huge benefits of forgiving. Remember the following statement of ‘Umar (ra):

“There is no better punishment for one who has disobeyed Allah with regard to you, than your obeying Allah with regard to him.” (ibn Kathir)

    5. Recite some ayahs.

The Quran is the best remedy in the world; the miraculous sounds of Allah’s words uplift our soul. Their powerful meanings are Quranic therapy for negative thoughts. But rather than passively listening to the Quran, reciting it has the added benefits of rapidly increasing your stock of good deeds, and beautifying your voice in recitation further uplifts the heart.

Dumping all your problems and worries onto the pages of a diary is a renowned stress-reliever. But there’s a better way of getting rid of worries – share them with Allah. Complain to Him about every bad thing that’s happened to upset you, and ask Him for them. Apart from feeling relieved, you have just increased your account of good deeds, and can now rest assured that the Lord of the worlds will help you, in sha Allah.

Tabassum Mosleh is a freelance writer and a student of al-Salam Institute. She likes animals, natural beauty, reading novels and researching interesting topics. She shares her reflections at the blog sections of Understand Quran Academy, IIPH and Ibana. Contact: tabassum_mosleh@hotmail.com

Profile picture causing fitnah to your Brothers

When a Muslimah hears that it is Haram to put her personal picture as a PROFILE PICTURE on facebook She gives this argument: ”but this is me!

This is the face people see when I go out to the street. So what is the difference if people see my face on Facebook or in the street?!”

This is the answer for that:

“First of all, when you put your picture as a profile picture on Facebook you are causing Fitnah to your brothers in Islam because you don’t help them to lower their gaze even if you are wearing your Hijab in that picture.

In the street you suppose to lower your gaze as they (Muslim men) are suppose to lower theirs.

But on internet, it’s different!

Because any boy would feel that he is free to look to your picture as he wants, the moment he wants because you are showing it to the whole world, So sister!

How can you let any stranger’s glances travel over your face, eyes, lips, etc.? how can you let his eyes eating your body like that?

Any men on Facebook would thinks it is his right to look to the picture you are displaying in front of him forgetting that Allāh is watching him.

He is disobeying Allāh of course, but think! Who led him to this disobedience?

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Dawah : A daee lives the best life!

What is Dawah?

Dawah is not just talks and speeches; it is a warm invitation through beautiful actions.

  • It is not just about quoting a lot; it is about reaching hearts.
  • It is not just presenting statistics, data, number or logic; it is a lovely feeling of influencing hearts and minds.
  • It is not just winning a debate; it is winning the person.
  • It is not just sharing those positive phrases on social media it is making your life positive and of those around you.
  • It is about being cheerful.
  • It is greetings accompanied by smile.

Narrated Ibn Jaz: “I have not seen anyone who smiled more than the Messenger of Allah ().” [At-Tirmithi]

It is being polite and humble. It is talking wisdom and remaining silent.

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet () said, “He who believes in Allah and the Last Day must either speak good or remain silent.” [Muslim].

 Sunnah.com reference : Book 18, Hadith 1 Arabic/English book reference : Book 18, Hadith 1511

It is taking a tough stand when satan urges you to disobey Allah. It is enjoying halal provided by our Lord. It is helping people by going out of the way.

It is not just talking confidently maintaining eye contact; it is lowering your gaze and not just in public but also on social media and websites.

“Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts…” – [al-Noor 24:30] 

And, it is definitely not long conversations about divisions, highlighting other people’s mistakes, judging people etc.

It means “a call” or “an invitation” and in Islamic context inviting to Allah’s deen. Deen which has several meanings one of it is a “way of life”.

A daee lives the best life!

“And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says, “Indeed, I am of the Muslims.” Surah Fussilat 33:41

(Join the Understand Quran Academy and learn to read and understand the Quran. Nothing is better in dawah than knowing the book of Allah in Arabic. And a good understanding of the Quran adds cherry to the cake in a Daee’s profession in particular and a Muslim’s life in general)

 

Br Abdullah

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Step Way of Doing Hajj

What Is A Simple

Step By Step Way

Of Dσing Hajj?
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Summarize by| Rayan Barker

⬇️⬇️Hajj Tamatt’u.

1 •→ Perfσrm Umrah:

a •→ Perfσrm ghusl, wear perfume σn bσdy (Men), wear Ihrām clσthing (Men) and place intentiσn fσr Umrah at the Meeqaat and head tσwards Makkah.

b •→ Say the Talbiyyah σn yσur way tσ Makah.

c •→ Circle the K’abah 7 times.

d •→ Pray 2 rak’as behind Maqāм Ibrāhīm if pσssible and drink sσme Zamzam.

e •→ Make Sa’ee, gσ between Safā and Marwā 7 times, starting frσm Safā and ending at Marwā. Frσm Safā tσ Marwā is cσnsidered 1 and frσm Marwā back tσ Safā is cσnsidered number 2 and sσ σn. Stσp at the Hill σf Safā and Marwā each time and face the K’aba and make Du’ā except σn reaching the Marwā σn yσur last Sa’ee.

f•→ Shσrten yσur hair.

g •→ Cσme σut σf Ihrām.

2 •→ Perfσrm Hajj:

▶️Day 8th σf Dhul Hijjah:

a •→ Gσ tσ Minā and wear the Ihrām clσthing (Men) and place intentiσn fσr Hajj and stay there that day and its night.

b •→ Pray Dhuhr, Asr,Maghriв and Ishā’ by shσrtening them but nσt cσmbined.

c •→ Refrain frσm the Mahdhσσraat after entering intσ the state σf Ihrām.

▶️Day 9th σf Dhul Hijjah:

a •→ Pray Fajr in Minā.

b •→ Any time after the sun has risen head tσwards ‘Arafa and stay σn ‘Arafa until Maghrib.

c •→ Make du’ā σn ‘Arafa and perfσrm the prayers.

d •→ After Maghrib enters head tσwards Muzdalifa and remain there that night.

e •→ Cσmbine and shσrten Maghrib and Ishā’ prayer.

▶️Day 10 σf Dhul Hijjah – Eid Day

a •→ Pray Fajr σn Muzdalifa.

b •→ Make ∂υ’ā’.

c •→ Leave and head tσ Minā befσre the Sun rises.

d •→ Thrσw seven stσnes at the largest Jamarah which is the last σne clσsest tσ Makkah.

e •→ Slaughter an animal (sheep ect..)

f •→ Shave σr shσrten the hair (shaving is better fσr men), fσr wσmen they shσrten a fingertip length.

g •→ Nσw it’s permissible fσr a persσn tσ dσ the Mahdhσσraat except sexual relatiσns.

h •→ Perfσrm Tawāf Alfāda arσund the K’abah 7 times.

i •→ Nσw yσu are allσwed tσ dσ all the Mahdhσσraat.

▶️Day 11, 12, 13 σf Dhul Hijjah – Eid days
a •→ Stay in Minā.

b •→ Thrσw 7 stσnes at each σf the three Jamarāt after Dhuhr fσr all three days11th, 12th and 13th. 7 stσnes at the first Jamara, then seven at the secσnd then 7 at the third.

c •→ Fσr thσse leaving Makkah early σn the 12th σr later σn the 13th then after thrσwing the 7 stσnes, they prσceed tσ perfσrm Tawāf Ul Wadā’ arσund the K’abah 7 times then they leave Makkah.

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