Monthly Archives: February 2019

Ramaḍān lists

❝I know a young man who every Ramaḍān lists the things that he wants to ask Allāh for and he hopes to see realised. Then he prays for them at all those times that prayers are likely to be answered (during fuṭūr, in Qiyām, in sujūd…) He says, “The next Ramaḍān doesn’t come except that Allāh has answered a whole set of my duʿās.”

Over the years much of his hopes and dreams were realised in this way and many of his worries were relieved and Allāh answered a lot of his duʿās.

He says, “In these last few years, I’ve started to take a different approach in duʿāʾ; so I thank Allāh for all that He is given me and realised for me and I continue to pray for the things that I still need.”❞

-— Sheikh Sulṭān al-ʿUmairī via julaibib

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The sitting after taslim

Do not hastily …

Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Bāz mentioned:

The sitting after the taslīm in the prescribed prayers is from the most important times, in which the mercy of Allāh descends (upon his slaves).

Do not hastily get up, rather seek forgiveness from Allāh, glorify Him, praise Him, and magnify Him.

Ibn Baṭṭal (raḥimahullāh) said:

Whoever has many sins and desires that Allāh remove these sins from him without burdening himself, then let him seize this opportunity and remain seated in his place after the prayer, so that he may take advantage of the supplications from the Angels and their asking forgiveness for him.

Source: Sharḥ Ibn Baṭṭal, vol. 3, pg. 114
Translated by: Munīb al-Sumālī

They are the ones who are upright

Shaykh Nasirudeen Al Albani May Allah have Mercy on him said;

“If you speak about Tawheed, the people of Shirk renounce you.

And if you speak about the Sunnah, the people of innovation renounce you.

And if you speak about proof and evidence, the math-hab blind followers, Sufis and the ignorant renounce you.

And if you speak about Islam and its connection with our daily lives, the secularists and whoever wants to seperate religion from the lives of people renounce you.

It is a severe strangeness towards Ahlu Sunnah. They fight us with all means, they fight us with the media which is heard, the media which is seen and the media which is written. It has reached the extent that even the families and friends are fighting this strange person who is holding onto the book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger ?

And regardless of all of that, we are happy with this strangeness, and are proud to be strange, because the Prophet of Allah ? and his household) praised these strangers, he said:

“Islam began as something strange and will return to be strange just as it began, so glad tidings to the strangers” They asked him “and who are they O Messenger of Allah ?”? He replied: “they are the ones who are upright when the people are corrupted”

[Al Silsilah Al Sahihah | 1273]

Who Are The Best Women ?

The sisters who post pictures and videos of themselves online (with or without niqāb) do not fall into the category of “The Best Women”, because they are displaying themselves to men unnecessarily.

Who Are The Best Women?

According to the daughter of the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ), the best women are those who:

“Do not see the men”

What is meant here in this statement by Fatimah (رضي الله عنها) are three things:

These Muslim women don’t look at men and lower their gaze whenever a non-mahram man is around, so they “do not see the men”.

These Muslim women do not free-mix with non-mahram men and don’t attend gatherings and events where non-mahram men will be in the same area as the women (un-segregated), so they “do not see the men”.

These Muslim women stick to their homes as Allāh has commanded them to, and rarely leave their house except when necessary. This is another reason why they “do not see the men”.

Because of these three conditions, they “do not see the men”.

“Are not seen by the men”

(This statement doesn’t mean that the women should just wear niqāb and that’s it, they’re not seen by men. At the time of Fatimah (رضي الله عنها) every single Muslim woman already wore the Niqāb because they knew it was Fard, after the verses of Hijāb were revealed.)

What is meant here in this statement by Fatimah (رضي الله عنها) is that:

These Muslim women do not display themselves unnecessarily to non-mahram men, even if they are fully covered from head to toe in the correct Hijāb (Niqāb).

They stay in their homes and only come out when it’s necessary.

They don’t just prance around in the streets and stay outside all day for fun – just because they have the Niqāb on.

Nor do they stay at home but then post pictures and videos of themselves in Niqāb for every man in the world to see, save and share.

No, these women are different.

They wear the correct Hijāb, showing nothing except one or two eyes to see the way. They only leave their homes when there is a need, and they do not appear before non-mahram men (even in Niqāb) except when necessary and because of this, they “are not seen by the men”.

So “The Best Women” are those who possess these two qualities.

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The Fitnah of the Eyes !

The Fitnah of the Eyes !

This is for all the sisters who post pictures and videos of themselves online in niqāb (with their eyes showing) and refuse to believe that it is Fitnah. The Imām here clearly said it’s fitnah.

So fear Allāh sisters, and remove your niqābi pictures and videos from the internet (that includes your profile picture). You are not spreading goodness, you are only spreading fitnah.

No Muslim woman with an ounce of hayah (modesty & shyness) would be comfortable having pictures and videos of herself (even if she’s in niqāb) spread online for the entire world to see 24/7 – and available for any man in the world to save, download and share with others.

Fear Allāh.

The purpose of your niqāb is to conceal your beauty, take attention away from you and keep you hidden from the eyes of men. When you post pictures and videos of yourself in it – you have defeated its main purpose. You are asking for attention from men when you display pictures and videos of yourself online publicly.

(Also, it’s actually becoming quite popular for women who don’t even regularly wear the niqāb to post pictures and videos of themselves wearing it online, just to get attention & fame. These women are ruining the image of niqāb and Muslim women in general.)

And for the sisters who post pictures & videos of themselves without niqāb or anything besides their eyes showing (face, hands, etc.):

If posting pictures & videos of the eyes are fitnah, then imagine how much fitnah posting pictures & videos of the face, hands and feet are (which are ‘awrah and harām for a Muslim woman to show in the first place)!

You’re getting sin 24/7 every time a man sees your pictures & videos – and those sins increase even more when they share those pictures and videos with other people!

And for the brothers:

If looking at a woman in niqāb is harām, then imagine how much sin you get for looking at a woman’s face?! Some of you guys even think it’s okay to look at a woman just because you’re talking to her & vice versa, which is completely false. Fear Allāh & lower your gaze

And Allāh knows best

via tumblr abuomayrr

Give a Gift

Revive a Sunnah: Give a Gift…

Are you looking to get closer to that special someone at the masjid or school, but just don’t know how to do it?

Want to become closer to your teacher or mentor, but words just aren’t enough?

Looking to make your parents’, siblings’ or spouse’s day? Do it the sunnah way:

The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said:

”Exchange gifts, as that will lead to increasing your love to one another.”

[Bukhari]

A’ishah radi Allahu anha narrated that the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam used to accept gifts and reward people for giving them.

[Bukhari]

Giving gifts is one way that we can become closer to our fellow Muslims, and strengthen the bond between us. It is a great Sunnah that we can revive, in-sha-Allah.

If someone does give you a gift, how should you respond?

The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said:

”Whoever has A favour done for him and says ‘Jazaak Allahu khayran‘ (may Allah reward you [with] goodness) has done his utmost to thank him.”

[At-Tirmidhi]

Giving a gift is not like charity, because the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam did not accept charity. So, what is the difference between charity and gifts?

Ibn Taymiyyah rahimahullah said:

“Sadaqah (charity) is that which is given for the sake of Allah as an act of worship, without intending to give it to a specific person and without seeking anything in return, rather it is given for charitable causes, such as to the needy. A gift is given with the intention of honoring a specific person, either because the recipient is your friend whom you love, or because you want something in return.” End quote

A gift does not have to be something extravagant, but a simple gift like a cup of coffee for your friend, or a sandwich or something will soften the heart of the one who receives the gift. It’s about quality, not quantity.

Also, we must remember that giving gifts and charity does not give us the authority to remind people of what we gave them. This is one of the worst actions one can do, as Allah ta’ala says:

”O you who have believed, do not invalidate your charities with reminders [of it] or injury.” [Suratul Baqarah, verse 264]

If someone did not acknowledge your gift or charity, do not take it upon yourself to remind them and ruin your reward by doing so. Remember that your reward is with Allah ta’ala–they cannot give you anything compared to what He Gives, and remember that He knows your intentions. Wa Allahu ta’ala ‘alam.

Choose to be positive :)

We have so much to be grateful for, yet we choose to focus on all thats wrong in our lives.

It is a choice. Even when we are experiencing difficulties, we should ponder over the numerous bounties that Allah Subhanahu Ta’ala has given us in many different ways. As the expression goes; ‘Every cloud has a silver lining’.

That silver lining is Allah’s Love and care for YOU. Choose to be positive and focus on the good that you have. It is a choice. Never despair or become impatient with your current situation.

Allah has so many wonderful gifts still to give you. Remember, perseverance is the art of your success.

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