“There is no God but You; Glory be to You, Truly I have been one of the wrongdoers” [Surah al-Anbiyah, 21: 87]Image

‘Uthman ibn Affan Radia-Allahu ‘Anhu said: 

“Three worldly things have been made dear to me: feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and reading the Qur’an.” 

(Dhun-Noorayn p.28 Dr. ‘Ali M. as-Sallabi)Image

Ummati Ummati !!! Do you know 1400 years ago Somebody Loved You.

You were not even there. You were not even born then,

but Somebody Cried for you many Nights asking Allah Almighty for YOUR Forgiveness,

He was Miserable for YOU, wanted to Save YOU from anything Bad.
He wanted nothing less than JANNAH for YOU.
He had Wives, Children, Friends & Family who adored Him,
but it was YOUR name He kept Repeating on his last Breath. Ya Ummati Ya Ummati. What have we done in reply to our NABI (Sallal la hu alihi wasallam’s ) Love? NOTHING!!

But from Today onwards we will try In sha ALLAH to follow His Sunnah won’t we?Image

ImageSa’d Bin Abi Waqqas (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said:

“There are four sources of happiness and four sources of misery. Among the
sources of happiness are:

1. A good wife who pleases you when you look at her; and when you are
away from her, you trust her in regard to herself and your property.
2. An easy ride that enables you to catch up with your companions.
3. A house that is spacious and of many facilities.
4. A good neighbor.

And among the sources of misery are:
1. An evil wife who dismays you when you look at her, who uses her
tongue against you, and who, when you are away from her, you would
not trust her in regard to herself or your property.
2. A stubborn ride that if you whip it would tire you, and if you leave it
alone you would not be able to catch up with your companions.
3. A tight house of limited facilities.
4. An evil neighbor.”

[Recorded by al-Hakim. Verified to be hasan by al-Albani (as-Sahihah no. 1047 & Sahih ul-Jami no. 3056).

None of us are exempt from going through divorce or experiencing it in the lives of the best of our children or family members.

Hence it is very important that we watch very carefully what we say about those who are divorced and how we treat them, speak to them or look at them.

In many instances, two individually brilliant people divorce, not because one is bad but because together, they were unable to survive. This is proven by the fact that in many cases both are then very happily married to others.

Remember, if your mouth or actions become hurtful to those divorced, there may come a time when you will be dumbfounded by repetition of the same if not worse in your own home!

Never be from those who frown upon, look down upon, criticize or gossip about those divorced, making them feel unworthy.

The Messenger pbuh chose to marry a divorced woman and repeated this type of choice. Had they been “bad” simply because they were divorced, he would have been the furthest away from them.

Shame upon those parents who do not allow their children to consider a divorced spouse. They need to know that many people say that marriages to those previously divorced are more likely to be everlasting.

May the Almighty guide us all and grant us ALL spouses who will be the coolness of our eyes. Aameen

This status was inspired by the cry of a sister. In no way are we belittling those never married. We are simply raising a VERY VERY common and REAL problem in almost every society.

-Mufti Ismail Menk

Allah, The most Gracious is He, says, “And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace, And those who spend [part of] the night to their Lord prostrating and standing [in prayer]. And those who say, “Our Lord, avert from us the punishment of Hell. Indeed, its punishment is ever adhering; Indeed, it is evil as a settlement and residence.” (Al Furqan:63-66).

Dua – Say Aameen!

April 22, 2012

Dua – Say Aameen!

I ask You with every name that is Yours, with which You have named Yourself, brought down in Your book, taught to one of Your creation, or have preferred for Yourself in the hidden knowledge, with You: that You make the Qur’an the spring of my heart, and the light of my chest, and the dispelling of my sadness, and deportation of my concern.

Why our Du’as are not answered
by ibn Rajab al Hanbali from Khushu’ fis-salah

Ibrahim ibn Adham – may Allah have mercy on 
him – a third century scholar, a teacher and a
companion of Sufyan ath-Thawri, was asked 
about the saying of Allah – the Most High:

“and your Lord says: “Call on me I will answer
your prayer…”
[40:60]

“We supplicate and we are not answered.”
So he said to them:

You know Allah, 
Yet you do not obey Him,

You recite the Qur’an, 
Yet do not act according to it,

You know Shaitan, 
Yet you have agreed with him,

You proclaim that you love Muhammad (SAW)
Yet you abandon his Sunnah,

You proclaim your love for Paradise, 
Yet you do not act to gain it,

You proclaim your fear the Fire, 
Yet you do not prevent yourselves from sins,

You say “Indeed death is true”,
Yet you have not prepared for it,

You point out the faults with others,
Yet you do not look at your faults,

You eat of that which Allah has provided for you, 
Yet you do not thank Him,

You bury your dead, 
Yet you do not take a lesson from it.” 

Ka’b bin Malik (radi Allahu anhu) reported: “I saw the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) licking his three fingers after eating.” [Sahih Muslim, #5296]

Thus, the best way of eating is that shown by the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) which was eating with his three fingers.

Here is also the affirmation of licking one’s fingers after finishing a meal, and not during it. Another hadith encouraging licking one’s fingers states: “You do not know in which portion the blessing lies.” [Sahih Muslim, #5300] Therefore, to obtain the full benefit from the meal we should lick our fingers after the last morsel.

Also when eating, it if from the Sunnah to eat with the right hand for the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “If one of you eats, he should eat with his right hand. And if he drinks something, he should drink with his right hand. For indeed, Satan eats and drinks with his left hand.” [Sahîh Muslim (2020)]

THE BEST WEALTH

Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“The best wealth is a tongue which remains in the remembrance of Allah Ta’ala, a grateful heart and a believing wife who helps her husband in his Imaan.” (Tirmizi #3094)

Nowadays we have understood only material possessions to be wealth, whereas in the words of Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم the best wealth is a tongue that remember الله and is moist in zikr.

Secondly a thankful heart appreciating the favours of الله : Our life should not evolve around acquiring the wealth of this world nor should our hearts be simply filled with the desire for more of the world. 

Instead, while making a moderate effort for halaal sustenance, one’s heart should be filled with contentment.

Thirdly, a wife is a man’s best wealth if she helps him in matters of deen and encourages him to serve الله : His wife should not become an obstacle in his journey towards Allah Ta’ala by not allowing him to keep a beard, taking him out visiting at the time of salaah, forcing him to work harder at the expense of his deen so that she has more money to squander and enjoy. The need of the time is that the society be filled with believing men and women who assist each other in their journey towards اَللَّه سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى

الحمد لله رب العالمين