Monthly Archives: May 2019

Duaa

Dua for the night of Qadar

Ya Rahman, Ya Raheem, Ya Rabb al Alameen

Grant me death with the shahadah on my tongue امين

Expand my grave for me and illuminate it with light امين

Lighten for me the questioning of the grave امين

Grant me death in a state of Ibadah, resurrect me in the same state امين

Keep me free from fear, anxiety and terror of the DOJ (day of judgement) امين

Grant my book in my right hand امين

Make me among those who show their books to others with happiness امين

Help me cross the Siraat like lightening امين

Reunite me with my family in Jannah امين

Do not expose my faults in front of others on the DOJ (day of judgement) امين

Ya Allah, Forgive the sins that I don’t remember and the sins that I didn’t even consider as sins امين

Cleanse my heart from malice, jealousy, hatred, self-admiration, show off, envy امين

Grant me the ability to forgive others امين

Grant me soft speech, protect my tongue from lying, backbiting, hurting others امين

Grant me beautiful patience امين

Bless my parents, forgive them, Grant them good health and make me a sadaqa jariyah for them امين

Bless my siblings n their marriages. Bind us together with love. Do not let shaytan break our bond. امين

Grant all the single Muslims the coolness of their eyes. امين

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Grant us righteous children and make them a sadaqa jariyah for us امين

Help me understand, write and speak Arabic امين

Help me maintain good ties with my relatives امين

Help me see my faults and cover it from others امين

Bestow me with wealth to spend in your way امين

Do not let others humiliate/oppress/mock/take advantage of me امين

Help me be courageous and take correct decisions امين

Grant me modesty in clothing and speech in front of non Mahrams امين

Oh Allah help me leave behind a legacy with humility امين

Forgive the Muslim ummah the living and the dead. Bless the Muslims. Grant victory to the oppressed. Fill their hearts with Eman. امين

Oh Allah, accept my deeds امين

Ya Allah, O my Allah, Ya Rehman, Ya Rahim, Ya kareem, Ya Sattar, Ya Gaffar, Ya Kadir, Ya Sami, Ya Aleem, Ya hayyu Ya Qayoom be rehmatika astaghis Ya Zuljalaali Wal ikraam.

Ya Allah I turn to you in repentance, in submission. I beg you plz fulfill my duas امين

Ya allah Forgive my sins, a complete forgiveness that leaves no trace امين

Ya Allah Accept my duaas, ibaadah & deeds امين

Ya Allah Guide me towards performing good accepted deeds for Your Sake only امين

Ya Allah Help me to attain khushu’ & ikhlaas in my ibaadah امين

Ya Allah Help me get closer to you as my end draws near امين

Ya Allah Make me love You, Your Prophet (pbuh), Your Deen, Your Quran the way it deserves to be loved.

Ya allah Increase my eeman, tawakkul, yaqeen in You امين
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Ya Allah Increase me in Taqwa,
Make me of your grateful slaves امين

Ya Allah Give me the strength to be steadfast throughout the trials I encounter امين

Ya Allah Grant me a soft heart & content with Your Laws امين

Ya Allah Make the Quran be my companion in both worlds امين

Ya Allah Guide me to the siraat mustaqeem until my last breath, never be deviated from your path امين

Ya Allah Increase me in beneficial knowledge امين

Ya Allah Protect me from sicknesses of the heart (envy, arrogance, proudness, show off) امين

Ya Allah Bless me with happiness in this dunya & akhirah, protect me from sadness & depression امين

Ya Allah Favour me with the ability to do tazkiyah of my soul throughout my life journey امين

Ya Allah Remove the love of this world in its degrees & forms from my heart امين

Ya Allah Invite me to Your House to worship You امين

Ya Allah Grant me a good end, make me love to meet You. امين

Ya Allah Make my grave & barzakh a peaceful, cool abode امين

Ya Allah Grant me the favour to drink from the Hawd Al Kawthar by our beloved Prophet’s (pbuh) hand امين

Ya Allah Ease my crossing of the Siraat & Qantarah (bridges before Paradise) امين

Ya Allah Favour me the ultimate bliss of seeing You in Hereafter امين

Ya Allah Shield, increase & protect the love/mercy/barakah between me & my spouse for as long as we live امين

Ya Allah Improve our behaviour with each other امين

Ya Allah Strengthen our practice of the deen together. امين

Ya Allah Make us join together in bliss in Jannah al Firdaus. امين

Ya Allah, assist us with physical & emotional strength to be a good parents & example to our children.

Ya Allah Save our children from the impact of our mistakes in their lives.

Ya Allah Bless us with righteous children.

Ya Allah Make our children the coolness of our eyes and make them sawaab-e-jaariya for me & my spouse.

Ya Allah Make them of those who establish Salah and prostrate only to you.

Ya Allah Protect my family from evil, calamities, enviers & the shayaateen from man & jinn. امين

Ya Allah Protect our children from harm, sicknesses, disbelief, haraam and destruction.
امين
Ya Allah Grant our children success in Deen, duniya & Aakhirah & grant us a lineage of righteous offspring until Yawm al Qiyaamah.

Ya Allah Unite our entire lineage in Jannah al Firdaus.

Ya Allah Make our children workers for Your Deen, hafidhul Quran, da’ees, imaams, scholars and shaheeds.

Ya Allah Make them become the reason for our place in Jannah & shield against the Hellfire.

Ya Allah save me & my entire family from the Hell Fire & make us enter Jannah al Firdaus Aa’laa without being accounted.

Ya Allah, you are Al Gaffaar. Forgive my parents.

Ya Allah Reward them in the greatest measures in this dunya & akhirah. امين

Ya Allah Elevate their ranks and grant them Jannah al Firdaus. امين

Ya Allah Make me coolness of their eyes in their old age. امين

Ya Allah Grant my siblings success in this dunya & akhirah. امين

Ya Allah Elevate the ranks of my parents, spouse’s parents,my sisters & brothers, my elders & entire Ummah. امين

Ya Allah Protect them from illnesses and difficulties of old age.

Ya Allah Forgive the sins of those who have passed away in my family & the Ummah – young & old.

Ya Allah Grant them a peaceful time in the barzakh till they meet You.

Ya Allah Save us from trials of Dajjal, Yujuj & Majuj & the last Day. امين

Ya Allah Grant my family & friends who are waiting for the gift of “children”.

Ya Allah Unite the hearts of my worldly companions who work for You & strengthen our brotherhood.

Ya Allah Unite the hearts of those undergoing family/marital difficulties.

Ya Allah Grant your perfect cure to those who are sick.

Ya Allah Protect my brothers & sisters across the warzones & from the persecution.

Ya Allah Relieve their sufferings & elevate their ranks.

Ya Allah Bring the downfall of those (modern day pharaohs) oppressors &
Relieve those who are deprived, burdened, oppressed, in debt. امين

Ya Allah, answer our Duaas You are the All Hearing, All Knowing! Aameen Ya Rabb….

JazakAllah Khayran

# JazakAllah or JazakAllah Khair ???
================================ Understanding Grammar Behind The word JazakAllah

Jazaak comes from the root word jazaa’ (ﺟﺰﺍﺀ) which according to the popular Arabic-English dictionary, Al-Mawrid, has two meanings that are completely opposite to eachother…!!!

Thus jazaa’ (ﺟﺰﺍﺀ) can either mean reward OR punishment.

So :”JazakAllah” can may either mean “May Allah reward you” or “May Allah punish you”, while “JazakAllah Khair” means … “May Allah reward you with the Best/Good”.

So the correct way is to say Jazakallah khair & not just JazakAllah.

Though someone might say that the intention by saying JazakAllah is the same like JazakAllahu khayran, if it’s so, then why not use the complete wordings as used by Prophet(salallahu alaihi wa sallam) and the Sahabas (radiAllahu Anhum), which is “JazakAllahu khayran”.

Jazak Allahu Khair depending on situation:-
✓ Masculine:- Jazak Allahu Khair/Khairan
✓ Feminine:- Jazaki Allahu Khair/Khairan
✓ Plural:- Jazakum Allahu Khair/Khairan

You may also use “JazakAllahu khairan katheeran” which means May Allah reward you with good in abundance” as “Katheeran” means “abundance/abundantly”.

Instead of Jazakallahu khair you may also use:-
✓ Feminine:- Barakallahu Feeki
✓ Masculine:- Barakallahu Feek
✓ Plural:- Barakallahu Feekum

Which means “May ALLAH bless you”, which is an appropriate way of thanking someone and replying to someone who’s said JazakAllahu Khair to you.

It can be used both as a thanking and a reply.
As a reply you may also say:-
(Below are the replies to someone who has thanked you with JazakAllahu Khair or Barakallahu Feek)
✓ Feminine:- Wa Iyyaki
✓ Masculine:- Wa Iyyak
✓ Plural:- Wa Iyyakum
They all mean, “same to you”.
They are the most appropriate replies…!!!

Another reply could be
✓ Feminine:- Wa Anti Aydan
✓ Masculine:- Wa Anta Aydan
✓ Plural:- Wa Antum Aydan
They all mean, “you too”. (Not very preferable, but it’s okay to use this as a reply too).

And another reply could be
✓ Feminine:- Jazana wa Iyaaki
✓ Masculine:- Jazana Wa Iyyak
✓ Plural:- Jazana Wa Iyyakum
Translation to it is:- May Allah reward you and me too (with the same).

“Same” here means
Khair which is good from Jazakallahu Khair or
Barakah which means blessing from Barakallahu Feek.

If someone has said “Thank-You” or “Shukran” and not used “Jazakallahu Khair” or “Barakallahu Feek” to thank you, then reply them with “Barakallahu feek” or “Jazakallahu Khair”, as replies like “wa iyyak” or “wa anta aydan” means “you too” and you can’t use that as a reply as it’s inappropriate.

”Usamah ibn Zaid RZ reported:- The Messenger of ALLAH, peace and blessings be upon him, said, ‘The most grateful of the people to ALLAH are those who are most grateful to others.’

[Source: Shu’b Al-Iman Al-Bayhaqi 8534, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti”]

JazakAllahu Khairan 😊

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Deeply Saddening

Deeply Saddening:

While in London, I went to visit, one of the exhibition entitled: “Introduction to Islam”. This exhibition was attended by a Da’ee, who was already living there. He told us the following story :

A Scottish man came and wandered around the exhibition. He greeted me and we spoke for a while. I then asked him if there was anything he wanted to know about Islam.

He said: ‘no, no thanks. I don’t like the theory that we are used to hearing. You see, I have lived among you in several Arab ‘Muslim’ countries for many years, and I read a lot about Islam; I know a great deal about Islam!

So I asked him: “what do you know about Islam?”

He said: “Islam is a beautiful, fascinating religion that organises relationships with others, Muslim or non-muslim alike. Islam is a religion that teaches you how to worship your lord in a clear manner, how to treat your parents, your wife, your children, your neighbours, and the community in general, etc. UNFORTUNATELY your actions do the exact opposite of what you claim, because:

@you lie;
@you swear falsely;
@you steal;
@you don’t respect time;
@you slander each other;
@ you are chaotic, you don’t like organisation;
@ you belittle each other;
@ you are racist;
@ you wrongly take each others wealth;
@ you are not concerned with cleanliness;
@ you respect the rich and humiliate the poor;
@you are envious of each other;
@you take laws into your hands hiding under religion;
@you slander one another;
@you are good in concocting stories to slander whoever you hate and vice versa;
@ show me one of you here who will not rejoice at the travail of the other;
@majority of you don’t even understand the religion you claim to belong;
@those you blindly follow in your sect you take them as next to God and those of other sects are seen as worse than satan;
@ the laws in your lands are applicable to some, but not to others!

Then he said: “oh I’m sorry, you look disturbed? “

I said to him: “take what is in the book, forget the conduct of the individuals”.

He shook his head and said:
“You’re wasting your time and money by running these exhibitions, for perhaps we know you better than you know yourselves!! When most of you don’t go by the books, of what use are the books to me?
“Go back to your magnificent book, implement the principles and manners contained therein, and when you perfect the implementation, you will find the nations entering your religion in droves, without the need for exhibitions like this. We are people who are more interested in visible results, in reality as opposed to what is read in a book.”
I became dumb founded!!! A non Muslim has said it all in just a few words!!!

Share it to all. MUSLIMS
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Ramadan l Manage our time

🌹10 days from Ramadan already flew away, thats one third of the month, and before we know it, Ramadan will come to a close. For those of us that feel that we haven’t done enough, or are disappointed that they didnt take advantage of those days that passed, dont worry. Ramadan is not over yet! Everyday of Ramadan is precious, and there is plenty of deeds that can be done…

1. Repent and make lots of Istighfaar.

2. Make dua.

3. Pick up the Quran, and start reading., set a target of a page, or even half a page a day, challenge yourself, the more the better

4. If you dont know how to read the Quran, then atleast don’t ignore it, listen to it, make intention to start learning how to read it even if it be after Ramadan.

5. Attend your local Masjid for any of the five daily prayers if you’re free… and If you’ve missed some nights of taraweeh, then try not miss any more.

6. Give charity. No matter how small, but with the correct intention, it might be worth much more with Allah.

7. Manage your time wisely, try to avoid time wasters.

We ask Allah swt to allow us to take advantage of this blessed month, and to not let this month end before we are forgiven… ameen

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Concern with the Book of Allāh

Shaykh Ibn Bāz (rahimahullāh) said,

In general, memorisation is from knowledge and fahm is greater and the head and foundation of knowledge is the Qurān.

Therefore whoever desires knowledge then let him contemplate on the Qurān and give importance to the Qurān, in terms of memorisation, contemplation, revision and action upon it.

And the knowledge of the companions, most of it was from the Qurān, some of them did not memorise except a few ahādīth; however Allāh benefited them by their knowledge and their concern with the Book of Allāh.

Sharh Kitāb at-Tawhīd min Sahīh al-Bukhāri pg 410-411

To do so much for this Din

With a positive mindset, you are able to do so much more for this Dīn. So don’t drown yourself in anxiety or overthink stressful matters (which make you upset), as this is exactly what the shaytān wants.

This life has a much greater purpose than anything shaytān wants to distract you with:

Ibn Al-Qayyim writes:

فأنفع الدَّوَاء أَن تشغل نَفسك بالفكر فِيمَا يَعْنِيك دون مَالا يَعْنِيك فالفكر فِيمَا لَا يَعْنِي بَاب كل شَرّ وَمن فكّر فِيمَا لَا يعنيه فَاتَهُ مَا يعنيه

The most beneficial remedy is that you preoccupy yourself with thoughts of what should concern you and not those that should not concern you. Thinking about what does not matter to you is the door of every evil. Whoever reflects upon what does not concern him, then he will miss what does concern him.

{Source: al-Fawā’id 1/175}

First Night Ramadan

Umar’s Instructions on the First Night of Ramadan

It is reported that on the first night of Ramaḍān, ‘Umar – Allāh be pleased with him – would pray Maghrib, then say (to the people):

Sit down. Then he would give a small address: Verily the fasting of this month has been made a duty upon you, and standing in night prayer has not been made a duty upon you, but those amongst you who can stand in prayer should do so, for it is from the extra good deeds about which Allāh told us: so whoever cannot stand in prayer, let him sleep on his bed.

And beware of saying: I will fast if so and so fasts and I will stand in night prayer if so and so stands in prayer. Whoever fasts or stands in night prayer, he must make this for Allāh. And you should know that you are in prayer as long as you are waiting for a prayer.

Minimize any vain or false speech in the houses of Allāh (Masjid; he said this two or three times). Let none of you fast a few days before the month (in order to avoid missing the beginning of the month; he said this three times). And do not fast until you see [the crescent of the new month] unless it is overcast. If it is overcast, count [the previous month] as 30 days. Then do not break your fasts until you see the night upon the mountain (i.e. you are sure the sun has set).

‘Abd Al-Razzāq Al-Ṣan’ānī, Al-Muṣannaf article 7748.

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His mercy is vast

You could receive up to 17,485,256 points in just ten minutes…

Every Ramadan we may hear someone explain how reciting one page of the Qur’an on Laylatu-l Qadr gets us the reward of 458 words per page multiplied by 83 years, which then means that in just 5 minutes you could earn up to… We have turned good actions into mathematics and accounting. This is problematic.

Rarely, if ever, does Allah in the Qur’an speak of specific numbers of rewards when it comes to rewarding good actions. Besides the general rule of reward being multiplied by ten, ‘’The one who does a good deed, shall have it multiplied by ten’’, most verses simply speak of reward in an general sense: ‘’Then Allah shall give him a great reward’’, ‘’Then his reward is upon Allah’’, ‘’Those who are patient shall have their rewards given to them without calculation’’.

The Sunnah occasionally does speak of numbers in terms of reward for good actions, but this is never intended for us to calculate and focus on the numbers. Rather, it is simply there to help us understand how important or beneficial an action is in relation to other actions.

We understand things in numbers and quantities, which is why such explanations can be helpful. But we do not see the companions calculating numbers of deeds per action, because they understood these Prophetic narrations as they should be.

The proof for this approach being incorrect? Firstly, the fact that rewards are based on intention, quality, and effort. Two people could recite the same page of Qur’an, but the difference in reward between them is like the distance between the heavens and the earth.

It would therefore not make sense to calculate rewards in this case, because we have no knowledge of sincerity. Only Allah can reward for sincerity. Reward is also based on effort. The Messenger (peace be upon him) said: ‘’One dirham has beaten a hundred thousand dirhams.’’ (Nasa’i) He then went on to explain that this was because the one who gave only one dirham sacrificed more than the rich man who gave much more in terms of quantity.

So reward here was based on how much effort one had to put in to perform it. Again, numbers are not helpful here.

Other narrations teach us that smaller actions are more rewardable than larger amounts, because the former is performed with quality and in accordance with the Sunnah, such as the Hadith of Juwairiyah, ‘’I said four things after you…’’ (Muslim). Allah says: ”The One who created death and life, to test you as to which of you is best in deed”, not he who does most.

All this shows that the intention of the Prophetic reports which speak of such rewards are intended to help us understand the importance of an action and to encourage us to do good, and not for us to go away and calculate numbers.

The reality is that Allah wants sincerity and good actions from us. He wants us to increase in good so that we can develop taqwa; a sense of awareness of God which we uphold in our daily lives. The more our lives are filled with goodness, the closer we are to God, and thus we are guided by Him in our affairs. In a famous Hadith: ‘’There is nothing that my servant comes closer to me with than through that which I have made obligatory upon him (Fard actions). My servant then continues to come closer to me with Nawafil (voluntary good) until he becomes beloved to me.

When he becomes beloved to me, I become his eyes that he sees with, his ears that he hears with, his hands that he holds with, and his feet that he walks with.’’ This means that attaining closeness to God through obedience and taqwa results in God’s guidance in all our affairs.

We are left under the care and guidance of God in this life, and our reward in the next life from the Most Merciful is beyond imagination.

Whenever performing good deeds, we should bear in mind that this contributes to purifying our hearts, developing God-consciousness, closeness to God, being under the care and guidance of God, as well as great reward in the afterlife. We should not reduce rewards to numbers.

May Allah reward those who do their best to encourage others to good. There is no doubt that people only do this with pure intentions, but I feel that there is a widespread error in approach which should be corrected, so that there is more substance and quality to our worship.

When we go into worship with the right mindset, we find that there is a much more powerful and holistic meaning to it, as opposed to simply doing things as a habit or custom and for the sake of numbers which are superficial motivating factors. Prophetic narrations that teach us how to worship God are vital for our spirituality, but they must be understood in a way that fits in with the rest of the Shari’ah.

Taking them individually without consideration for the other teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah would be to weaken their meaning, and even misunderstand them.

Our Lord is not an accountant. He gives without account and His mercy is vast. This is something that some of our scholars have pointed out, and I hope that I have explained it here sufficiently.

And Allah knows best

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The one who

The Fortunate one and the Miserable one….

Return to Allah ﷻ and seek Him in your eye, ear, heart and tongue and do not forget to seek Him in these four ways.

Whoever obeys Him is doing so concerning these four. Whoever does not, is also doing so by means of these four.

The fortunate one is he who hears, sees, speaks and attacks while seeking the pleasure of Allah and the miserable one is the one who does so seeking his own pleasure and desires.

●[Ibn Al-Qayyim (Rahimahullah) in, Al-Fawa’id, p.60]