It is reported that Sālim [b. ‘Abdillāh b. ‘Umar b. Al-Khattāb] – Allāh have mercy on him – was asked to listen to someone leading the prayer. When he heard the recitation he turned back exclaiming: “Singing! Singing!”
Ibn Dāwūd [‘Abdullāh b. Dāwūd b. ‘Āmir Al-Khuraybī] – Allāh have mercy on him – was once asked by Bishr b. Al-Ḥārith:
If I pass by a man reciting, should I sit and listen? He asked, “Does he become euphoric (because of emotional recitation)?” Bishr replied, “Yes.” Ibn Dāwūd said, “He has shown his bid’ah, do not sit with him.” … More QUR’AN RECITED MELODIOUSLY – ALMOST SONG LIKE – HALAL OR NOT
The Messenger ﷺ, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “If you hear of a plague in a land, then do not go into it. If it happens in land where you are, then do not go out of it.” (Bukhari & Muslim)
Any servant who resides in a land afflicted by plague, remaining patient and hoping for reward from Allah, knowing that nothing will befall him but what Allah has decreed, he will be given the reward of a martyr.” (Bukhari) … More ISLAMIC STANCE ON COVID-19 – CORONAVIRUS AND THE MUSLIM – SIMPLE FIQH OF CORONAVIRUS – PDF
“I used not to take food with satisfaction for the last 16 years, as a full stomach makes the body heavy, makes the heart hard, increases sleep and renders a man lazy for Worship”
Imam Shafi’e seems to have inherited this qualification of being eloquent like Ali Ibn Abu Talib, so beautifully that a companion of his, Haroon Ibn Saeed said, that when Imam Shafi’e spoke and wanted to make a point, he was so convincing that if he had told the people that a stone was a stick, they would have accepted it as the truth. … More IMAM SHAFI’E – HIS LIFE AND DEATH – MINI BIOGRAPHY – SHAFI’E MADHHAB
ʿUmar will come with blood flowing from his veins. It will be asked ‘Who did this to you?’ To which he will reply, ‘ʿAbd al-Mughīrah ibn Shuʿbah.’ He will stand in front of Allah and will have a swift and easy reckoning. Then he will be made to stand in front of the Throne, draped in two green garments. Then ʿUthmān will come with blood dripping from his veins. It will be asked, ‘Who did this to you?’ To which he will reply; ‘So and so.’ … More IMAM JAFAR AL-SADIQ – THE SUNNI IMAM ?? – DEBATE AGAINST A RAFIDHI SHIA – DID THE SHIA IMAMS REJECT TASHAYYU?
In a world that is governed by self-help books and gurus of every type on every second ad we see on our phones, tablets and laptops. We sometimes need to stop and reflect on the blessing and the cure we already have. Yes you have the cure for every disease.
Mulims get stuck in the whole complex world of trying to be better, in the process forgetting that betterment and positivity can only come through the will of Allah. Once we understand that the only cure to everything is the Will of Allah. The Speech of Allah, is the cure, and once understood, we can start seeking for the exact cure for our pain in His Book, The Qur’an and in the sunnah of His last and Final Messenger, peace be upon him.
All we need to do is, stop and reflect… … More POSITIVE THINKING THROUGH AN ISLAMIC LENS – BEING A POSITIVE MUSLIM – TAFAKKUR – HAVING A POSITIVE THOUGHT PROCESS
Fellow Muslims! We have bidden farewell to another year of our lives in which we have done many deeds that will be shown to us on the Day or Resurrection. Many days have passed and many loved ones have died. Many sins we have committed day and night. The Prophet said,
“People wake up in the morning and they bargain with their souls. There are among them those who buy freedom for their souls and there are others who sell theirs unto destruction.”
Brethren in faith! In life, pains turn to happiness and prosperity turns to misery. Days and nights move but it is only the wise who derives lessons from that. Allah says, … More EXAMINING ONE SELF IN THE YEAR THAT HAS GONE – HOW TO CHANGE AND BECOME THE PERSON YOU WISH YOUR CHILD TO BE – LEADERS OF TOMORROW – KHUTBAH
We live in a world where non Muslims and the western media are judging almost 15 centuries of Islam, Allah and His Messenger, by a few incidents done by the most extreme of the most extreme, we are literally talking about less that 0.1% of a population that numbers almost 2 billion people.
Of course the media and the main anti-Muslim protagonists will not speak about the magnificent contributions Islam had to modern day technology, towards law, linguistics, mathematics, architecture, geo-politics, war conditions, rules and treatises. There is not a word about how Muslims came all the way up to spain to protect a Jewish population that was being wiped out and discriminated against by the ruling monarchy. Yes, you read that correctly, Muslims went to Spain to save the Jews living there, from persecution and terrorism, 1000 years before Hitler and the Gestapo of the Nazi State.
All we hear about is a handful of people who broke a pact, but the question is, what does Islam say about the Civilian population in times of war. It is clear that the “peace protecting” West, considers Muslim civilians as collateral damage, when a smart bomb hits a civilian village, maiming and killing dozens of people, hundreds of times over and over again, we realise that people really are expendable to the defender of the world.
However, in Islam, they are not expendable….. … More THE FIQH OF CAPTIVES AND NON COMBATANTS IN ISLAM – THE ORDERED PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS – SO WHY ARE CIVILIANS GETTING KILLED?
It has become popular for people to debate each other on the major and minor signs of the day of Judgement and I thought it beneficial to make a list that is agreed upon by all the major scholars of Islam, which contains all of the minor signs of Yawm Al-Hisaab.
One thing is certain the Hour is nearer to us with every breath that we take, the signs started with the sending and the death, of our beloved Messenger Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his family, and they have not stopped nor will they stop until The Hour is established.
The emergence of the Khawaarij
Claims of Prophethood by charlatans and liars
Spread of security and prosperity
Appearance of fire in the Hijaz.
Fighting the Turks
Appearance of unjust men who beat the people with whips
A great deal of killing
Loss of honesty and its disappearance from people’s hearts
Following the ways of nations who came before
The slave woman giving birth to her mistress
Appearance of women who are clothed yet naked
Barefoot, naked shepherds’ competing in the construction of lofty buildings … More SIGNS OF THE DAY OF JUDGMENT – A LIST – YAWM AL QIYYAMA SIGNS – MINOR SIGNS OF THE APPOCALYPSE – HAVE ALL MINOR SIGNS OCCURED – 132 SINGS OF THE HOUR
There is a huge difference between saying such and such action is Kufr which takes one out of the fold of Islam, and saying such and such person is a kafir. Please have this in mind as you read the following article.
Whoever disbelieves in Allah after his belief… except for one who is forced [to renounce his religion] while his heart is secure in faith. But those who [willingly] open their breasts to disbelief, upon them is wrath from Allah , and for them is a great punishment (An Nahl: 106) … More NULLIFIERS OF ISLAM – AQEEDAH – TAWHEED AND TAKFIR REVISITED – CONDENSED – LECTURE OF BANU TAMEEM – WHAT THE DESCENDANTS OF MIAW SAY
Giving preference to what He likes over what you like, at the times in which the whims overcome you, and seeking what He likes even if it is difficult. Ibn Al-Qayim (may Allah mercy him) says: “Giving preference to the satisfaction of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, over the satisfaction of anyone else means to want and to do whatever brings His satisfaction even if it dissatisfied the creatures. This is the rank of Ithar, and its superior status is for the messengers of Allah (prayers and peace of Allah be upon them), and the superior of this status is for the Messengers of strong will, and the superior among those is our Prophet, Muhammad (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him). And all of that could not be attained without three things:
1- Defeating the whims of the self.
2- Doing the contrary to the whims of the self.
3- Fighting Satan and his supporters. … More 10 REASONS FOR GAINING THE LOVE OF ALLAH – HOW DO I GAIN THE LOVE OF MY CREATOR