Monday, 28 July 2014

Thanking Allah

Thanking Allah

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"And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: "If you give thanks (by accepting Faith and worshiping none but Allah), I will give you more (of My Blessings), but if you are thankless (i.e. disbelievers), verily! My Punishment is indeed severe." [Quran 14:7]

Probably the best way to thank Allah is to be aware of His presence and His power at all times and in all places and to keep in mind all the favors He has granted to us whether these favors are seen or unseen.

A good way to make Allah’s favors dearer to us is look at those who are lacking them. When we see the patient in the sickbed, we realize Allah’s favor in giving us good health. We should exploit our good health in obeying Allah by pushing ourselves to perform prayers, fasts, Hajj, and good deeds like enjoining on others what is right and forbidding what is wrong.

When we witness the difficulties suffered by those who are blind and the deaf, we come to know how blessed we are by having full use of our senses. All of these favors encourage us to thank Allah and use the blessings that He has given us in obedience to Him and not in disobedience.

Allah reveals this in a verse in the Qur’an:
If you tried to number Allah’s blessings, you could never count them. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat an-Nahl, 18)

Allah loves it when believers say thanks to Him
"Therefore remember Me, I will remember you. Give thanks to Me, and reject not Me." [Quran 2:152]
He [Allah] said, ‘Moses, I have chosen you over all mankind for My Message and My Word. Take what I have given you and be among the thankful.’ [Surat al-A’raf, 144]

If a believer thanks Allah and remain content on what He has provided for him, He will surely increase His Mercy, Provision and Blessings on him. In the Qur’an Allah also reveals, in these words of satan’s, that one of his main aims is to prevent people giving thanks:

"Then I will come at them, from in front of them and behind them, from their right and from their left. You will not find most of them thankful." [Surat al-A’raf, 17]

Satan wishes to prevent people from giving thanks because the importance of giving thanks is set out in a great many verses. Of course, one of his principal objectives will be to cause people to ignore such an important truth.

People directed by Satan are in any case not inclined to give thanks. Most of these people only remember such a basic religious obligation as giving thanks for a very short after having been troubled by an affliction or unwelcome situation of some kind, after which they return to their lives of idolatry. In the Qur’an, Allah reveals the situation of people who pray when struck by affliction but then return to ascribing equals to Him when their troubles are eased as an example of this:

Say: ‘Who rescues you from the darkness of the land and sea? You call on Him humbly and secretly: “If you rescue us from this, we will truly be among the thankful.”’
Say: ‘Allah rescues you from it, and from every plight. Then you associate others with Him.’
[Surat al-An’am, 63-64]

Prophet Muhammad PBUH use to prostrate to thanks Allah
"When anything came to the Prophet which caused pleasure (or, by which he was made glad), he prostrated himself in gratitude to Allah."
[Sunan Abu Dawud Book 14, Hadith 2768]

It was narrated from Mu’aadh ibn Jabal that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) took his hand and said: “O Mu’aadh, by Allah I love you, by Allah I love you.” Then he said, “I advise you, O Mu’aadh, do not fail following every prayer to say: O Allah help me to remember You, thank You and worship You properly.”
Narrated by Abu Dawood and al-Nasaa’i.

How can a person thank his Lord for His great blessings?
His gratitude should fulfill all the necessary conditions, which are gratitude of the heart, gratitude of the tongue and gratitude of the physical faculties.
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
Gratitude may be in the heart, in submission and humility; on the tongue, in praise and acknowledgement; and in the physical faculties, by means of obedience and submission.

1- Gratitude of the heart: what is meant is that the heart senses the value of the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon His slave, and fully acknowledges that the one who has bestowed these great blessings is Allah alone, with no partner or associate. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And whatever of blessings and good things you have, it is from Allah”[16:53]. 
2- As for gratitude of the tongue, it means acknowledging verbally - after believing in the heart- that the One Who grants blessing is indeed Allah, and keeping the tongue busy with praise of Allah, may He be glorified and exalted.

3- Gratitude of the physical faculties means using one's physical faculties in obedience of Allah and keeping them from committing sins and acts of disobedience that Allah has forbidden.
Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
"Work you, O family of Dawood (David), with thanks!" [34:13]
It was narrated that ‘Aishah said: When the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) prayed, he would stand for so long that his feet became swollen. ‘Aishah said: O Messenger of Allah, are you doing this when Allah has forgiven your past and future sins? He said: “O ‘Aishah, should I not be a thankful slave?”
Narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
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Monday, 21 July 2014

The Hard Times On Muslim Ummah

The Hard Times On Muslim Ummah

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The Hard Times On Muslim Ummah

And if Allah had willed, He could have taken vengeance upon them [Himself], but [He ordered armed struggle] to test some of you by means of others. And those who are killed in the cause of Allah - never will He waste their deeds. Quran 47:4

Condition of Ummah will worsen
Narrated Humaid: I heard Muawiya bin Abi Sufyan delivering a sermon. He said, "I heard the Prophet saying, "If Allah wants to do a favor to somebody, He bestows on him, the gift of understanding the Quran and Sunna. I am but a distributor, and Allah is the Giver. The state of this nation will remain good till the Hour is established, or till Allah's Order comes."
[Bukhari Volume 9, Book 92, Number 415]

Various indications has been made By Prophet Muhamamd PBUH about the advent of hard time on his people.

This can be categorized into
1- Killings among Muslims
2- Enemies of Islam uniting against Muslims
3- Because of Love of World

1- The Killings Among Muslims

Thauban reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Allah drew the ends of the world near one another for my sake. And I have seen its eastern and western ends. And the dominion of my Ummah would reach those ends which have been drawn near me and I have been granted the red and the white treasure and I begged my Lord for my Ummah that it should not be destroyed because of famine, nor be dominated by an enemy who is not amongst them to take their lives and destroy them root and branch, and my Lord said: Muhammad, whenever I make a decision, there is none to change it. Well, I grant you for your Ummah that it would not be destroyed by famine and it would not be dominated by an enemy who would not be amongst it and would take their lives and destroy them root and branch even if all the people from the different parts of the world join hands together (for this purpose), but it would be from amongst them, viz. your Ummah, that some people would kill the others or imprison the others.
[Muslim Book 041, Number 6904]

'Amir b. Sa'd reported on the authority of his father that one day Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) came from a high, land. He passed by the mosque of Banu Mu'awiya, went in and observed two rak'ahs there and we also observed prayer along with him and he made a long supplication to his Lord. He then came to us and said: I asked my Lord three things and He has granted me two but has withheld one. I begged my Lord that my Ummah should not be destroyed because of famine and He granted me this. And I begged my Lord that my Ummah should not be destroyed by drowning (by deluge) and He granted me this. And I begged my Lord that there should be no bloodshed among the people of my Ummah but He did not grant it.
[Muslim Book 041, Number 6906]

This Hadith explains that prior to the Last Hour the Muslims will get involve in killing each other either encouraged by third party or for their own benefits. When Holy Prophet PBUH supplicated to Allah he asked three things from Allah among which two Allah accepted but one He denied. For years Muslims have fought each other for power, money and to save their own interest even by harming his fellow Muslims. This Hadith is a reminder to the Ummah that as the Hour approach near the Ummah will involve in bloodshed. Many battles have been fought between Muslims such as Battle of Camel, Karbala, Siffin, etc all resulting in death of thousands of Muslims worsening the state of Ummah

2- Enemies of Islam uniting against Muslims and Al Wahn
Narrated Thawban: The Prophet said: The people will soon summon one another to attack you as people when eating invite others to share their dish. Someone asked: Will that be because of our small numbers at that time? He replied: No, you will be numerous at that time: but you will be scum and rubbish like that carried down by a torrent, and Allah will take fear of you from the breasts of your enemy and last enervation into your hearts. Someone asked: What is wahn (enervation). Messenger of Allah: He replied: Love of the world and dislike of death.
[Sunan Abu Dawud Book 38, Hadith 4284]

The Hadith predicts about a time where the enemies of Islam will join hands and will call each other to attack Muslims as people invite each other to share a dish. This will not occur because of extinct population of Muslims but the increase of love of the world and dislike of death where as the Muslims will be In great numbers that time but Allah will take fear of Muslims out of the breasts of our enemies.

"When is the victory and the support of Allah?.." (Al-Baqarah 2:214)

Difficulties help attach the believers to Allah in a comprehensive way.
This statement was made by a group of believers and their messenger when they were touched by difficulty and they were shaken on their path to Allah. Allah said to His Messenger, to the believers, and to all humanity that the path to Allah is full of these tough times:

" Or do you think that you would enter the garden while yet the state of those who have passed away before you has not come upon you; distress and affliction befell them and they were shaken violently, so that the Messenger and those who believed with him said: When will the help of Allah come? Now surely the help of Allah is near" (Al-Baqarah 2:214)

"Indeed with the difficulty there is an ease. Indeed with the difficulty there is an ease."
(Al-Inshirah 5-6)
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Friday, 11 July 2014

Glue To A Broken Heart | Islam

Glue To A Broken Heart | Islam

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Glue To The Broken Heart

"But as for him who feared the standing before his Lord, and restrained himself from impure evil desires and lusts. Verily, Paradise will be his abode." [Al-Qur'an 79:40]

Crash.
Bang.
Smash.
‘What was that?!
That was the sound of a once sound heart, shattering into a million pieces. Imagine you are the person carrying that heart: covered in pain and soaked in tears. Maybe you don’t have to imagine, because maybe that is your heart.

Betrayal, oppression, deception, whatever it may be that happened to us—the result is the same, a broken heart at the hand of a human. A broken heart that feels like it can never be fixed, and it was entirely someone else’s fault. It would be enough if they had just hurt us, and all we had to do is deal with the pain that came from their actions, but no.
A broken heart, comes brining us ready for more challenge for more patience and importantly, how to move on and how should we focus on something that is more important.!

A person with broken, turns to Allah. He seeks repentance and ask for forgiveness.
Of the many fruitful parts of the story of Prophet Yusuf (as), is that of his being wronged by the wife of his master. She attempted to seduce our beloved Prophet Yusuf (as). Not only did she attempt to seduce him, but she landed him in jail by blaming him of the unthinkable instead of taking the blame! Imagine! This is a woman whom, as the wife of his master, he was supposed to be able to trust. This was a woman whom he served during the day. Yet when her desires took over, she wronged him many times over!
Despite all of this, Prophet Yusuf (as) did not act wrongfully, nor did he hold a grudge. Why? Prophet Yusuf (as) knew the reality of forgiveness. When all was exposed and the truth revealed, Yusuf (as) made a revolutionary statement. He said: “I do not free myself from all blame. Truly, the nafs (base self) is inclined to evil, except for those who my Lord grants His Mercy. Truly, my Lord is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

Allahu Akbar! (God is Greater!) A huge, humbling, life-changing lesson we can take from his statement is: You are not the oppressor in this situation only because Allah (swt) has blessed you with His Mercy. Every soul has the ability to wrong others, every soul has the ability to be the oppressor, and only Allah’s mercy prevents that.The next time we begin to feel this immense and absolute anger towards the person who has harmed us—let’s make that shift, and forgive. Forgive the one who has wronged us not because that person deserves it; rather, forgive them as a sign of gratitude to Allah (swt).

Those who broke your heart forgive them. Forgive as a statement that says, ‘Oh Allah I’m not forgiving them for their own sake, rather I am forgiving them as a sign of gratitude to You for steering me clear of those desires. I’m forgiving them out of my love for You. I’m forgiving them because I know You love it when a slave of Yours is merciful to others and I want to be of the ones that You love. My desires tell me to wish evil for them and to hold this grudge, but I put You over my own desire and I forgive them.’

"The slave is not afflicted with a punishment greater in severity then the hardening of the heart and being distant from Allah. For the Fire was created to melt the hardened heart. The most distant heart from Allah is the heart which is hardened. If the heart becomes hardened, the eye becomes dry.

If four matters are exceeded in quantity, beyond what is necessary, the heart shall become hardened:
Food, sleep, speech and sexual intercourse. A body afflicted by disease does not derive nourishment from food or water, similarly a heart diseased by desire does not benefit from admonishment and exhortation.
Whosoever desires to purify his heart, then let him prefer Allah to his desires.

If the heart is nourished with remembrance, its thirst quenched with contemplation and cleansed from corruption, it shall witness remarkable and wondrous matters, inspiring wisdom.
No wonder, time heals everything.

Prophet PBUH faced many things that broke her heart, death of his first wife Hazrat Khadijah and uncle Abu Talib the same year. His parents passed away at an early age, did you experienced such pain? But still Prophet PBUH stayed firm and was patient.!

"O mankind! there hath come to you a direction from your Lord and a healing for the (diseases) in your hearts,- and for those who believe, a guidance and a Mercy." [Quran 10:57]

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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Forgiveness Of Allah

Forgiveness Of Allah

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Forgiveness Of Allah

"Then Adam received from his Lord Words . And his Lord pardoned him (accepted his repentance). Verily, He is the One Who forgives (accepts repentance), the Most Merciful." [2:37]

"Allah does not impose blame upon you for what is unintentional in your oaths, but He imposes blame upon you for what your hearts have earned. And Allah is Forgiving and Forbearing." [2:225]

When Shaitan said to misguide the servant of Allah, Allah said
Allah's Messenger (saws) said that the Shaitaan said, "By Thy Might, my Lord, I shall continue to lead Thy servants astray as long as their spirits are in their bodies!"  The Lord, Who is Great and Glorious, replied, "By My Might, Glory and Exalted Station, I shall continue to pardon them as long as they ask My forgiveness!" [Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2339 Narrated by Abu Sa'id]

Verily, Allah is Most Merciful, we never know on which good deed or intention He may forgive our all sins . There are many events related by Prophet Muhammad PBUH in Ahadiths Qudsi telling the forgiveness and Mercy of Allah

Prophet PBUH said that Allah said:
A man sinned greatly against himself, and when death came to him he charged his sons, saying: When I have died, burn me, then crush me and scatter [my ashes] into the sea, for, by Allah, if my Lord takes possession of me, He will punish me in a manner in which He has punished no one [else]. So they did that to him. Then He said to the earth: Produce what you have taken-and there he was! And He said to him: What induced you to do what you did? He said: Being afraid of You, O my Lord (or he said: Being frightened of You) and because of that He forgave him.
It was related by Muslim (also by al-Bukhari, an-Nasa'i and Ibn Majah).

Allah is Merciful and He loves Forgiveness
Allah the Almighty said:
O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great at it.
It was related by at-Tirmidhi (also by Ahmad ibn Hanbal). Its chain of authorities is sound.

Similarly, Allah hates , if somebody thinks that Allah will not forgive his/her or somebody else sins.
On the authority of Jundub (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) related:
A man said: By Allah, Allah will not forgive So-and-so. At this Allah the Almighty said: Who is he who swears by Me that I will not forgive So-and-so? Verily I have forgiven So-and-so and have nullified your [own good] deeds (1) (or as he said [it])
(1) A similar Hadith, which is given by Abu Dawud, indicates that the person referred to was a goldly man whose previous good deeds were brought to nought through presuming to declare that Allah would not forgive someone's bad deeds.
It was related by Muslim.

And who is more Merciful then Allah?
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (PBUH), from among the things he reports from his Lord (mighty and sublime be He), is that he said:

A servant [of Allah's] committed a sin and said: O Allah, forgive me my sin. And He (glorified and exalted be He) said: My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for them. Then he sinned again and said: O Lord, forgive me my sin. And He (glorified and exalted be He) said: My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for them. Then he sinned again and said: O Lord, forgive me my sin. And He (glorified and exalted be He) said: My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for sins. Do what you wish, for I have forgiven you.
It was related by Muslim (also by al-Bukhari).

Allah, The Most Merciful calls upon His creations to ask forgiveness so that He may forgive them
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:
Our Lord (glorified and exalted be He) descends each night to the earth's sky when there remains the final third of the night, and He says: Who is saying a prayer to Me that I may answer it? Who is asking something of Me that I may give it him? Who is asking forgiveness of Me that I may forgive him?
It was related by al-Bukhari (also by Muslim, Malik, at-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud).
In a version by Muslim the Hadith ends with the words:
And thus He continues till [the light of] dawn shines.

Everybody, who does not associate any partner with Allah will be forgiven by Him
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:
The gates of Paradise will be opened on Mondays and on Thursdays, and every servant [of Allah] who associates nothing with Allah will be forgiven, except for the man who has a grudge against his brother. [About them] it will be said: Delay these two until they are reconciled; delay these two until they are reconciled.
It was related by Muslim (also by Malik and Abu Dawud).

Allah commands us to forgive each other and be kind
"Kind speech and forgiveness are better than charity followed by injury. And Allah is Free of need and Forbearing." 2:263

Say, [O Muhammad], "If you should love Allah , then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful." 3:31

One never know which good deed of his/her will lead him to Jannah.
Allah's Messenger said, "A man used to give loans to the people and used to say to his servant, 'If the debtor is poor, forgive him, so that Allah may forgive us.' So when he met Allah (after his death), Allah forgave him."
Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 3480 In-book reference : Book 60, Hadith 147

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Monday, 7 July 2014

Crying In front And Out Of Fear Of Allah

Crying In front And Out Of Fear Of Allah

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Crying In front And Out Of Fear Of Allah

"And they fall upon their faces weeping, and the Qur'an increases them in humble submission." [17:109]

Weeping is a mercy which Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala puts in the hearts of all of us.

A person weeps because of some reason. At times one cries because of feelings of mercy and kindness; at times because of fear; sometimes because of fondness and often because of love; sometimes due to intense happiness; sometimes due to pain or sorrow; at times due to the oppression of someone. Besides these there is the weeping of taubah (repentance) which is an outcome of some sin(s) committed; another type of crying is due to nifaaq (hypocrisy), which is done for show, where one cries in salaah (prayer) so that others may feel that the person is crying due to piety, humbleness etc.; also one other type of crying is for a request, for instance where one cries for a dead person without taking any remuneration; and another type is to cry for a remuneration where for example one is paid to cry at the house of a dead person as is the custom in some areas; one more type of crying is the weeping of acceptance where one sees another crying and after seeing this he also begins to cry in camaradrie, etc. Verily the best of weeping is out of fear of Allah SWT.
The Messenger of Allah use to shed tears listening the words of Allah

Ibn Mas'ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Prophet said to me: "Recite the Qur'an to me". I said, "O Messenger of Allah! Shall I recite the Qur'an to you, when it has been revealed to you?" He replied, "I love to hear it recited by others". So I recited to him a portion from Surat An-Nisa'. When I reached the Ayah: "How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad as a witness against these people?". (4:41)
He said, "Enough for now". When I looked at him I saw his eyes were shedding tears.
[Al- Bukhari and Muslim Riyad As Salihin Book 1, Hadith 446, Tirmidhi Vol. 1, Book 44, Hadith 3024 Graded as Sahih]

Allah will bless him, he who cried out of fear of Allah by providing him His shade at Judgement Day, when there will be no other shade
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said Allah will give shade to seven (types of people) under His Shade (on the Day of Resurrection). (one of them will be) a person who remembers Allah and his eyes are then flooded with tears. [Sahih al-Bukhari 6479 In-book reference : Book 81, Hadith 68]

Even the companions of Prophet Muhammad SAW used to weep out of fear of Allah, when Quran was recited.Narrated Hamza bin `Abdullah:
My father said, "When Allah's Messenger became seriously ill, he was told about the prayer. He said, 'Tell Abu Bakr to lead the people in the prayer.' `Aisha said, 'Abu Bakr is a softhearted man and he would be overpowered by his weeping if he recited the Qur'an.' He said to them, 'Tell him (Abu Bakr) to lead the prayer. The same reply was given to him. He said again, 'Tell him to lead the prayer. You (women) are the companions of Joseph."
[ Sahih al-Bukhari Book 10, Hadith 76]

The Messenger of Allah said
Abu Umamah Sudaiy bin 'Ajlan Al-Bahili (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Prophet said: "Nothing is dearer to Allah than two drops and two marks: A drop of tears shed out of fear of Allah and a drop of blood shed in Allah's way. Regarding the two marks, they are: Marks left in the Cause of Allah and a mark left in observing one of the obligatory act of worship of Allah, the Exalted".
[Riyah As Salihin, Book of Misceallny from At-Tirmidhi Book 1, Hadith 455]

The Prophets and their companions cried before Allah. Pious predecessors, likewise, used to weep so profusely, especially in their night prayers, that the hot tears would leave marks on their faces and wet their generous beards.

Abdullah Bin Al-Shikhkhir (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “I came to Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) when he was performing prayers. He was sobbing and his chest sounded like a boiling kettle.” (Abu Dawood and Al-Tirmidhi)

The reward for weeping alone is immense

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah said: "A man who weeps for fear of Allah will not enter Hell until the milk goes back into the udder, and dust produced (when fighting) for the sake of Allah and the smoke of Hell will never coexist." Narrated by al-Tirmidhi and al-Nasaa'i.
"Until the milk goes back into the udder" is a metaphor for it being impossible, as in the verse where Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): "and they will not enter Paradise until the camel goes through the eye of the needle" [7:40]
The fear of Allah (SWT) brings many benefits which include:
  • It is something which we have been ordered to do
  • It is a conditions to achieve Eeman
  • It is something that our prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) did
  • It is from the characteristics of the righteous and knowledgeable
  • It helps someone achieve stability and comfort on Earth
  • It pushes someone to do good
  • It is one of the reasons of forgiveness from Allah (SWT)
  • It leads a person to enter paradise
  • It helps someone achieve tranquillity and safety on the day of judgement
  • It is a reason to be rescued from every evil
  • It makes someone to be from the ones which Allah (SWT) has spoken well of in the Qur’an.
To achieve this great attribute of fearing Allah (SWT), we can do the following:
  • Remembering the previous sins we have fallen in
  • Being wary of not fulfilling the obligations
  • Thinking of what will happen on the day of judgement
  • Pondering upon Allah’s (SWT) greatness and ability
  • Looking at how Allah (SWT) speaks about the successful ones and their attributes
  • Pondering upon Allah’s (SWT) words and those of His messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم)
  • Pondering upon death and about its inevitability
  • Pondering upon what comes after death in our graves
  • Pondering upon what will happen when we are resurrected
  • Remembering what Allah (SWT) said about hellfire
  • Pondering upon how we have forgotten our sins but Allah (SWT) has not and will not forget them
  • Knowing that death can approach us suddenly before we have time to repent
  • Remembering the stories of those who have died before us and have had a bad death.
If we really think about what will happen to us and how much we have transgressed, as well as us not knowing if our righteous deeds were accepted or not, we should always be crying from the fear of Allah.

It was narrated that al-‘Irbad ibn Sariyah (may Allah be pleased with him), who was one of those who used to weep, said: “The Messenger of Allah delivered a deeply moving speech at which our eyes began to overflow and our hearts melted.”
[ Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood and Ibn Maajah.]

The most telling example of a man who few people would think that he might cry  out of fear of Allah is `Umar ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him). `Umar was known for being strong, fearless, and uncompromising when it came to matters of faith. Despite that, it was related by `Abdullah ibn `Isa that he had two black streaks on his face as a result of constant weeping. `Umar's awe and fear of Almighty Allah was so intense that he once said, "If someone announces from the heavens that everybody will enter Paradise except for one person, I would fear that I would be that person." Thus, the strong `Umar was fearful of his Lord and His punishment to the point of weeping. Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) was also a great example of this. He was simply known for crying out of fear of Almighty Allah. These people were keen on serving fellow human beings during the day and invoke Almighty Allah at night in order to save them as well as all humanity from His Punishment. Let us contemplate the reality of the hereafter and let us invoke Almighty Allah to forgive our sins and soften our hearts. We have more need and urgency to contemplate and weep than `Umar and Abu Bakr ever had. Human beings are in turmoil. Only connecting with Allah wholeheartedly and begging for His mercy and forgiveness can bring us closer to Him and instill a sense of tranquility and softness in our hearts.

May Allah help us and you to do that which our Lord loves and is pleased with him.


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Doubting And Being Suspicious In Islam

What are you suspicious about? Are you letting satan sow the seed of fitnah among you?

Being suspicious or in doubt does not bring any benefits but harms you and your loved ones. When you are suspicious don't you spy? Don't you look after one another in secret? Do you think is it ok to spy?

Bukhari Volume 8, Book 73, Number 90:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst of false tales; and do not look for the others' faults and do not spy, and do not be jealous of one another, and do not desert (cut your relation with) one another, and do not hate one another; and O Allah's worshipers! Be brothers (as Allah has ordered you!")

While you find other faults being suspicious, remember Allah might disgrace you
Narrated AbuBarzah al-Aslami: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: O community of people, who believed by their tongue, and belief did not enter their hearts, do not back-bite Muslims, and do not search for their faults, for if anyone searches for their faults, Allah will search for his fault, and if Allah searches for the fault of anyone, He disgraces him in his house. - Sunan of Abu Dawood, Number 2283

Do you want being disgrace? Why are you finding fault in a person? Do you have any right?

Allah says
"O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite each other. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? You would detest it. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Accepting of repentance and Merciful." Quran 49:12

Remember don't let Satan sow a seed of doubt, suspicious, etc in your heart even the Prophet was afraid of that

Bukhari Volume 8, Book 73, Number 238:
Narrated Safiya bint Huyai:
The wife of the Prophet that she went to Allah's Apostle while he was in Itikaf (staying in the mosque) during the last ten nights of the month of Ramadan. She spoke to him for an hour (a while) at night and then she got up to return home. The Prophet got up to accompany her, and when they reached the gate of the mosque opposite the dwelling place of Um Salama, the wife of the Prophet, two Ansari men passed by, and greeting Allah's Apostle , they quickly went ahead. Allah's Apostle said to them, "Do not be in a hurry She is Safiya, the daughter of Huyai." They said, "Subhan Allah! O Allah's Apostle (how dare we suspect you)." That was a great thing for both of them. The Prophet then said, "Satan runs in the body of Adam's son (i.e. man) as his blood circulates in it, and I was afraid that he (Satan) might insert an evil thought in your hearts."

If you are in doubt about someone or something why don;t you directly ask him/her about it? Is not that enough you ask him and sort out instead spying on one another and finding faults with one another?
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Are You Sad, Distress, Hurt, In Pain? | Islam Answers

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Are you sad, distress, hurt, in pain? | Islam Answers

So why are you sad? Have you counted all the blessings Allah given you?

Are you sad because of failure in studies?
Well, it is Allah who gives whom He wills, Remember the Prophet Muhammad SAW never was gone to school but he win the hearts of all people even Non-Muslims by preaching good. Even the kuffar used to say him Amin and Sadiq

Are you sad because somebody has leave you?
Don't be sad for if all the mankind leave you and dump you, Allah is always there for you
"Do not grieve; indeed Allah is with us." Quran 9:40

Don't you know Satan loves a sad believer. Why?
When you are sad you doubt Allah's Mercy, you ask yourself does Allah listens you or not? You curse your brother and sisters?
Don't you that? Don't you backbite the person when you are sad or angry?

Why don;t you listen Quran when you are sad?

Are you in pain?
Then remember it is a blessing you are having. You are sad because of the blessing?
The Prophet said : Verily no fatigue, distress or pain befalls a Muslim except Allah remove his sins
Are not you happy that while you are in pain, distress, etc your sins are being removed?
You are sad because you cant make it up to something or someone?
Well, remember everything happens because of Allah, if not today then may be tomorrow? Is not it..
Did you learn walking and talking immediately as you were born? No na
So why you expecting things to happen in a hurry?

After all, can't you see Allah's blessings around you, Why don't you visit a park and see the colors Allah created instead of thinking about your pain, sadness, etc why you dont think about the world without colors? Sky without clouds?

"Don't be sad you are a Muslim, you have been blessed with faith and that is a greatest blessings say Alhamdulilah"
"When you are sad you get closer to Allah, anything brings you closer to Allah is a blessing itself"
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Sunday, 6 July 2014

The State Of Death | How Is Soul Taken?

The State Of Death | How Is Soul Taken?

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The State Of Death | How Is Soul Taken?

"Every soul shall have the taste of death". (Al Quran 3:185)

Life is a journey from Allah to Allah! Quran states
In the end to Us shall you be brought back. (29:57)

The subject of death scares us because we don't know much about it nor the life in the grave and the life after death. We all know we will one day die but few are willing to discuss the details of what happens thereafter. We are afraid because of our own ignorance; because what is to come is unseen and unfamiliar...and we are unprepared.

Say: "The Angel of Death, put in charge of you, will (duly) take your souls: then shall you be brought back to your Lord. (32:11)

Nobody can escape death. Allah says in Quran
Wherever you are, death will find you out, even if you are towers built up strong and high. (4:78)

As far as the removal of the soul from the flesh is concerned, the Angel of Death will extract it from good people with ease. For those who are bad, the removal of the soul is tough and difficult. The Qur'anic expression for the removal of the soul from hypocrites and disbelievers is horrifying: More than one angel are to work together. They beat the face and back of the deceased while extracting the soul, otherwise, it will come out with difficulty. Allah says in Surah Al-Anfal (The Spoils of War) the following:

If you could see, when the angels take the souls of the unbelievers (at death), how they smite their faces and their backs, saying: taste the penalty of the blazing fire. Because of the deeds which your own hands sent forth: For God is never unjust to his servants. (8:50-51)

The state of death for a believer and Non-beleiver is mention in Surah Waqiah 56:82-93

"And instead (of thanking Allah) for the provision He gives you, on the contrary, you deny Him (by disbelief)!
Then why do you not (intervene) when (the soul of a dying person) reaches the throat?
And you at the moment are looking on,
But We (i.e. Our angels who take the soul) are nearer to him than you, but you see not, [Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol.27, Page 209]
Then why do you not, if you are exempt from the reckoning and recompense (punishment, etc.)
Bring back the soul (to its body), if you are truthful?
Then, if he (the dying person) be of the Muqarrabun (those brought near to Allah),
(There is for him) rest and provision, and a Garden of delights (Paradise).
And if he (the dying person) be of those on the Right Hand,
Then there is safety and peace (from the Punishment of Allah) for (you as you are from) those on the Right Hand.
But if he (the dying person) be of the denying (of the Resurrection), the erring (away from the Right Path of Islamic Monotheism),
Then for him is entertainment with boiling water."

The believer is given glad tidings Paradise when he reaches death
“Verily, those who say: “Our Lord is Allaah (Alone),” and then they stand firm, on them the angels will descend (at the time of their death) (saying): “Fear not, nor grieve! But receive the glad tidings of Paradise which you have been promised!”
[Fussilat 41:30]

For the Non believer the state of death is stated in Surah Al Anfal
“And if you could see when the angels take away the souls of those who disbelieve (at death); they smite their faces and their backs, (saying): “Taste the punishment of the blazing Fire” [al-Anfaal 8:50]

The situation of those who commit acts of disobedience and major sins, at the time of death, varies according to their level of disobedience and obedience. For the person who is one of those who affirm Tawheed and are good and righteous, they will have the glad tidings and good situation that Allah has promised here, and that the one who mixed good deeds with bad deeds will find himself in a mixed situation, so he will be deprived of the glad tidings and good situation and merciful treatment by the angels, according to his situation and deeds.

Allah Knows Best