Archive for October, 2008

Four things that most people believe in but their actions belie.

Four things that most people believe in but their actions belie.

Shaqique Ibne Ibrahim rahmatullahi alayh says: People seem to agree with me when they say that they believe in four things, but their actions belie what they claim to believe:-

1 They say that they are slaves (bondsmen) of Allah Ta’ala, but their actions betray that they regard themselves to be freemen;

2 They say that Allah Ta’ala has taken upon Himself the responsibility to give us our sustenance, but they never rest content until they hoard enough of worldly provisions;

3 They say that akhirah (Hereafter) is preferable to this world, but they are ever engaged in amassing wealth, and are least concerned about akhirah.

4 They say that death is inevitable, but they are absorbed in worldly activities as though they were to live here forever.
(Tanbeehul Ghaafileen)

Patience in supplication

Patience in supplication

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him) it is related that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said,

“The supplication of a slave continues to be granted as long as he does not supplicate for a sinful thing or for something that would cut off the ties of kinship and he does not grow impatient.” It was said: “O Messenger of Allah! What does growing impatient mean?” He (saw) said, “It is one’s saying: ‘I supplicated again and again but I do not think that my prayer will be answered.’ Then he becomes frustrated (in such circumstances) and gives up supplication altogether.”

[Muslim]

Explanation

“We learn from this Hadith that one should continue beseeching Allah without ever thinking that in spite of praying for a long time, his prayer has not been granted. One should never allow frustration to overcome in his mind. If a person’s supplication is not granted for a long time, there would be certainly some good for him in that delay the reason of which is known to Allah Alone. It is, therefore, essential that he should never cease to pray whether his prayer is granted or not. Persistence in prayer is certainly beneficial to him.”

Satellites prove the Truth and Precision of the words of Rasullulah(saw)

 Satellites prove the Truth and Precision of the words of Rasullulah(saw)

 Wabr ibn Yuhanas al-Khozaee(ra) was a companion who Rasullulah(saw) sent as a protector over (Sana’a, in Yemen) whereupon He(saw) ordered him to build them a mosque by features He(saw) defined for him.

Wabr ibn Yuhanas Al-Khozaee (May Allah be pleased with Him) relates that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said to me, 

“If you build the Mosque of Sana’a, make it to the right of a mountain called Deyn.”

[Tabarani]

Al Hafez Al-Rahzey says in his book, ‘The History of Sana’a’, the Prophet(Pbuh) ordered Wabr ibn Yuhanas Al-Ansarey when he sent him to Sana’a, to be it’s protector, saying

“Call them to iman (faith /to verify the truth), if they obey you in that then legislate the Salah, if they obey you in that, then go and build the Mosque in Bathan park, from where is found a rock in Gamdan and face it to a mountain called Deyn”

SubhanAllah, the following clip proves through Google Earth the truth and precision of the words of Rasullulah(saw) as revealed to him(saw) by Allah(swt) where Rasullulah(saw) instructed the construction of a Mosque in Yemen, and in order to determine the Qiblah (direction of Prayer) told the Sahaabi to face the Mosque to a mountain called Deyn. Truly Amazing!!!

 

NOW is the Time to Learn Arabic!

NOW is the Time to Learn Arabic!

An excellent article by sister Amatullah in which she has collated information and resources essential for a student beginning on the path to learning the language of the Qur’an. Arabic.

She mentions the importance of learning the Arabic language by mentioning some verses of the Qur’an. She then talks about the method and the path the student of knowledge should pursue in this journey to understanding the beautiful language. She gives some handy tips and very good advice and the article is full of very useful and essential links of resources which will prove very useful for the student whilst embarking on this lengthy, yet rewarding journey.

We ask Allah to reward her well with good both in this world and in the hereafter, and that Allah gives her the ability to do more so that we may continue to benefit from the knowledge she imparts, inshaAllah. May Allah forgive us all and accept all of our deeds and make us all the companions of the Qur’an. Ameen.

This article can be found on her blog on the following link http://tayyibaat.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/now-is-the-time-to-learn-arabic/

Amazing is the affair of the believer

“Amazing is the affair of the believer”

On the authority of Abu Yahya Suhaib bin Sinan (May Allah be pleased with him) it is related that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said,

“How amazing is the affair of the believer. There is good for him in everything and that is for no one but the believer. If good times come his way, he expresses gratitude to Allah and that is good for him, and if hardship comes his way, he endures it patiently and that is better for him.”

[Muslim]

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The 6 fasts of Shawwal

The 6 fasts of Shawwal

On the authority of Ayyub (May Allah be pleased with him) it is related that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said,

“Whoever fasts Ramadhan and then follows it up with six days from Shawwal, it will be as if they fasted the entire year.”

[Muslim, Abu Dawood and Ibn Majah]

Explanation

The Ulema have said that one can fast the six fasts of Shawwal consecutively or separately.


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