Sunday, October 31, 2010

Why is the consumption of alcohol prohibited in Islam?

Why is the consumption of alcohol prohibited in Islam?

Answer: Alcohol has been the scourge of human society since time immemorial. It continues to cost countless human lives, and causes terrible misery to millions throughout the world. Alcohol is the root cause of several problems facing society. The statistics of soaring crime rates, increasing instances of mental illnesses and millions of broken homes throughout the world bear mute testimony to the destructive power of alcohol.

1. Prohibition of alcohol in the Qur’an
The Glorious Qur’an prohibits the consumption of alcohol in the following verse: O ye who believe! Intoxicants and Gambling, (Dedication of) stones, And (divination by) arrows, Are an Abomination Of Satan’s handiwork; Eschew such (abomination), That ye may prosper. [Al-Qur’an 5:90]

2. Prohibition of alcohol in the Bible
The Bible prohibits the consumption of alcohol in the following verses:

a. Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. [Proverbs, 20:1]

b. And be not drunk with wine. [Ephesians 5 :18]

3. Alcohol inhibits the inhibitory centre
All normal human beings possess an inhibitory centre in their brains. This inhibitory centre prevents the person from doing things that he considers wrong. For instance a person does not normally use abusive language while addressing his parents or elders. If he has to answer the call of nature, his inhibitory centre will prevent him from doing so in public. Therefore he uses the toilet.

When a person consumes alcohol, the inhibitory centre itself is inhibited. That is precisely the reason that an inebriated person is often found to be indulging in behaviour that is completely uncharacteristic of him. For instance the intoxicated person is found to use abusive and foul language and does not realize his mistake even if he is addressing his parents. Many even urinate in their clothes.

4. Cases of adultery, rape, incest and AIDS are found
Cases of adultery, rape, incest and AIDS are found more among alcoholics In America. On an average, 1900 cases of rape take place everyday. The statistics tell us that the majority of the rapists, were intoxicated while committing the crime. The same is true in cases of molestation and adultery.

According to statistics, 8% of Americans commit incest i.e. one in every twelve to thirteen persons in America is involved in incest. Almost all the cases of incest are due to intoxication of one or both the persons involved.

One of the major factors associated with the spread of AIDS, the most dreaded disease, is alcoholism.

5. Every alcoholic was initially a social drinker
Many may argue in favour of liquor by calling themselves social drinkers. They claim that they only have one or two pegs and they have self-control and so never get intoxicated. Investigations reveal that every alcoholic started as a social drinker. Not a single alcoholic or drunkard initially starts drinking with the intention of becoming an alcoholic or a drunkard. No social drinker can say that I have been having alcohol for several years and that I have so much self-control that I have never been intoxicated even a single time.

6. If a person is intoxicated just once and commits something shameful, it will remain with him for a lifetime.
Suppose a social drinker loses his self-control just once. In a state of intoxication he commits rape or incest. Even if the act is later regretted, a normal human being is likely to carry the guilt throughout his life. Both the perpetrator and the victim are irreparably and irreversibly damaged.

7. Alcohol is prohibited in the Hadith
The Prophet of Islam Muhammad (Pbuh) said:

a. Anything which intoxicates in a large quantity is prohibited even in a small quantity. Thus there is no excuse for a nip or a tot.

b. Alcohol is the mother of all evils and it is the most shameful of evils.

c. Not only those who drink alcohol are cursed but also those who deal with them directly or indirectly are cursed by Allah.

It was reported by Anas (may Allah be pleased with him), a companion of the Prophet, that Muhammad (Pbuh) said:

God’s curse falls on a group of people who deal with alcohol. The one who distils it, the one for whom it has been distilled, the one who drinks it, the one who transports it, the one to whom it has been brought, the one who serves it, the one who sells it, the one who utilizes money from it, the one who buys it and the one who buys it for someone else.

8. Diseases associated with alcoholism
There are several scientific reasons for the prohibition or consumption of intoxicants i.e. alcohol. I need not go into the details of all the ill-effects of alcohol since most of them are commonly known. Below is a simple list of alcohol related illnesses:


1. Cirrhosis of liver is the most well known alcohol associated disease.



2. Others are cancer of oesophagus, cancer of head and neck, cancer of liver (hepatoma), cancer of bowel, etc.


3. Oesophagitis, gastritis, pancreatitis and hepatitis are linked with alcohol consumption.


4. Cardiomyopathy, hypertension, coronary artherosclerosis, angina and heart attacks are linked with heavy alcohol intakes.


5. Strokes, apoplexy, fits and different types of paralysis are linked with alcohol intake.


6. Peripheral Neuropathy, Cortical Atrophy, Cerebellar Atrophy are well-known syndromes caused by alcohol consumption.


7. Wernicke Korsak off syndrome with amnesia of recent events, confabulations and retainment of memory to old events with different types of paralysis are mainly due to thiamine deficiency due to excessive alcohol intake.


8. Beriberi and other deficiencies are not uncommon among alcoholics. Even Pellagra occurs in alcoholics.


9. Delirium Tremens is a serious complication that may occur during inter current infection of alcoholics or post operatively. It also occurs during abstention as a sign of withdrawal effect. It is quite serious and may cause death even if treated in well equipped centres.


10. Numerous endocrine disorders have been associated with alcoholism ranging from myxoedema to hyperthyroidism and florid cushing syndrome.


11. Hematological ill effects are long and variable. Folic acid deficiency, however, is the most common manifestation of alcoholic abuse resulting in Macrocytic Anaemia. Zeine syndrome is a triad of haemolytic anaemia, jaundice and hyperlipidaemia that follows alcoholic binges.


12. Thrombocytopenia and other platelet abnormalities are not rare in alcoholics.


13. The commonly used metronidazole Fagyl interacts badly with alcohol.


14. Recurrent infection is very common among chronic alcoholics. The resistance to disease and the immunological defense system are compromised by alcohol intake.


15. Chest infections are notorious in alcoholics. Pneumonia, lung abscess, emphysema and pulmonary tuberculosis are all common in alcoholics.


16. During acute alcoholic intoxication, the drunk person usually vomits, the cough reflexes which are protective are paralysed. The vomitus thus easily pass to the lung causing pneumonia or lung abscess. Occasionally it may even cause suffocation and death.


17. The ill effects of alcohol consumption on women deserves special mention. Females are more vulnerable to alcohol-related cirrhosis than men. During pregnancy alcohol consumption has a severe detrimental effect on the foetus. Foetal-alcohol syndrome is being recognised more and more in the medical profession.


18. Skin diseases are also related to alcohol indulgence.


19. Eczema, alopecia, nail dystrophy, paronychia (infection around the nails) and angular stomatitis (inflammation of the angle of the mouth) are common diseases among alcoholics.
9. Alcoholism is a disease
Medical doctors have now turned liberal towards alcohol and call alcoholism a disease rather than an addiction.

The Islamic Research Foundation has published a pamphlet that says: If alcohol is a disease, it is the only disease that: - Is sold in bottles - Is advertised in newspapers, magazines, on radio and television - Has licensed outlets to spread it - Produces revenue for the government- Brings violent deaths on the highways - Has no germs or viral cause- Destroys family life and increases crime ALCOHOLISM IS NOT A DISEASE IT IS SATANS HANDIWORK

Allah (swt) in His Infinite Wisdom has warned us against this snare of Satan. Islam is called the Deen-ul-Fitrah or the natural religion of Man. All its injunctions are aimed at preserving the natural state of man. Alcohol is a deviation from this natural state, for the individuals well as for society. It degrades man to a level below that of the beasts he claims to be superior to. Hence the consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Islam.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) Love For His Wives

By looking at the biography of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), you will find that the Messenger of humanity, (PBUH), appreciated women (wives), and gave them intensive care and proper love.

He demonstrated wonderful examples during his daily life. He was the first person to stay by her side and stop her from crying, care about her feelings, not making fun of her words, listen to her, and ease her grief.

Perhaps many would agree with me that modern Western books which talk about martial life don’t have a real example. They are just empty slogans on papers.

Even though, the bestsellers in this matter were unable to reach to what the Prophet of mercy, (PBUH) reached in his life. These are some of precise situations in his life:

Drinking and eating from one place:
A’isha (RA) reported : I would drink then I would hand it “ the vessel” to the Prophet (PBUH ) and he would put his mouth where mine had been and drink and I would eat the meat from a bone and he would put his mouth where mine had been. Narrated by Muslim.

Laying in the wife's lap:
A’isha (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) would recline in my lap when I was menstruating. Narrated by Muslim.

Combing his hair:
A’isha (RA) reported: When the messenger of Allah (PBUH) was in the mosque he put his head in to my place and I combed his hair. Narrated by Muslim.

Outings with his wife at night: -
The prophet (PBUH) used to go walking with Aisha (RA) at night while talking with each other. Narrated by Bukhari.

Assisting her in the housework:
A’isha (RA) was asked: “What did the Prophet use to do in his house?” She replied, “He used to keep himself busy serving his family." Narrated by Bukari

Giving gifts to her friends:-
When the prophet (PBUH) slaughtered a sheep he said "send it to Khadija’s friends." Narrator by Muslim. (Khadija is the Prophet's {PBUH} first wife)

Praising her: -
The Prophet (PBUH) said that value of Aisha (RA) among women was the same value of thareed (bread soaked in soup) compared to other foods. Narrated by Muslim

He was pleased when she met her friends
Aisha (RA) said "My friends used to visit me but they were feeling shy from the Prophet, (PBUH), and they started to come less. So the Prophet, (PBUH), used to send for them so that I could meet them. Narrated by Muslim.

Declaring his love :-
The Prophet (PBUH) said about Khadija (RA) “I have been given her love.” Narrated by Muslim.

The Prophet (PBUH) said “O, Allah, the things which are in my control (i.e. justice and equality between
different wives) I always do justice (with them), but forgive me for that which is
beyond my control (i.e. my love with Ayesha)”.

‘Amr bin Al-‘Aas (RA) asked the Prophet (PBUH):
“O, Prophet of Allah whom do you love the most”.
“Ayesha”, he replied.
“And whom do you love the most among the men”, ‘Amr bin A’-‘Aas further asked.
“Her father” (Abu Bakr RA), the Prophet (PBUH)said.

Looking at her beautiful manners:
The Prophet (PBUH), "A male believer should not shun a female believer. If he hated one manner from her, he would accept other." Narrated by Muslim

Sleeping with his wife if he saw a woman by mistake that made him want to fulfill his desire:
The Prophet (PBUH) said: " If one of you saw a woman he should go to his wife to fulfill his desire. “ Narrated by Muslim

Does not talk about her private matters :
He said (PBUH): The worst of place with Allah on the judgment day is the man who exchanges secrets with his wife and she with him then he spreads her secrets." Narrated by Muslim

Kissing: -
The Prophet, (PBUH), used to kiss his wives while he was fasting: Narrated by Muslim

Using perfume all the time
Aish’a (RA) said: "It is as if I am looking at the glitter of scent in the part of the Prophet’s hair while he was Muhrim ". Narrated by Muslim

Giving her gifts:
Aisha (RA) said: The people were waiting for Aisha’s (RA) day to give their gifts wanting by this to please the Prophet (PBUH)." Narrated by Muslim.

Knowing her feelings:
The Prophet (PBUH), said to Aisha (RA): I know when you are angry with me or not … if were content with me you say no and by the God of Mohammad. And if you were angry with me you say: no and by the God of Ibrahim." Narrated by Muslim.

Patience with her anger
Omar Ibn Al Katab said: My wife was mad at me and she reprimanded me and I rejected that from her! She said: Why do you reject it from me? I swear by Allah that the wives of the Prophet (PBUH) reprimanded him and one of them ignored him all the day long until the night." Narrated by al Bukari.

Not beating her
Aisha (RA) said that “The Prophet didn’t strike a servant or a woman and he did beat anything with his hands." Narrated by Ibn Majah

Consoling her when she cries
Safiya (RA) was on a journey with the Prophet, (PBUH), and that day was her day and she was late so the Prophet (PBUH) received her while she was crying. She said you make me ride a slow camel so the Prophet wiped her tears and tried to make her stop crying." Narrated by Al Nisaee.

To be continued inshaAllah...



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The Sunnah With Regard To Siwak!

The Sunnah With Regard To Siwak



Siwak means cleaning the mouth and teeth with a siwak, which is the name given to the tool used. The siwak is a stick or twig used for this purpose. Siwak is a method of cleaning the mouth which also earns the pleasure of Allah, as is proven in the hadith of Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) who said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, 'Siwak cleanses the mouth and pleases the Lord.'" (al-Bukhari, Ahmad and al-Nisa'i)

Use of the siwak is repeatedly encouraged, as in the hadith of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who reported that the Prophet said: "Were it not for the fact that I did not want to make things too hard for my Ummah (nation), I would have commanded them to use the siwak at every time of prayer." (al-Bukhari and Muslim). According to another report narrated by al-Bukhari, he said: "…at every time of making wudoo'."

Imam al-Nawawi reported that the respectable scholars were agreed that the use of siwak is sunnah and is encouraged. One of the signs of its importance is the fact that some of the salaf (early generations of Islam), such as Is'haq ibn Rahwayh, thought that it was obligatory.

Times When the Use of Siwak Is Recommended

Siwak is recommended at all times of the night and day because of the general sense of the hadith quoted above from Aishah, "Siwak cleanses the mouth and pleases the Lord." The scholars have also mentioned situations where the use of siwak is even more strongly encouraged. These include: When making wudoo' and at times of prayer as already stated above. Other situations are:

1. When entering one's home to be with one's family: Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) was asked what the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) did when he first came home. She said: "When he entered his house, the first thing he would do was use the siwak." (Muslim)

2. When getting up from sleep: Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) got up during the night, he would clean his mouth thoroughly with the siwak. (al-Bukhari and Muslim).

3. When the smell of one's mouth changes: Siwak is cleansing for the mouth, which means that it should definitely be used when the mouth needs cleaning, whether this is because of eating food with a strong odor, or because of not eating or drinking for a long time, etc.

4. When going to the mosque: Using siwak is a part of the adornment that we are commanded to wear for every prayer, as Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): "O Children of Adam! Take your adornment while praying…'" [al-Aa'raf 7:31]. It is also important because the angels are present in the mosque, and one is going to meet with other worshippers there.

5. When reading Qur'an and joining gatherings in which Allah is remembered (dhikr), because the angels are present on such occasions.

Using Siwak When Fasting:

The scholars (may Allah have mercy on them) are agreed that there is nothing wrong with using siwak during the day when one is fasting, but they differed with regard to using it after noon, which some of them disliked (regarded as makrooh). The correct view is that it is sunnah for one who is fasting, just as it is for anyone else, because of the general sense of the reports that prove it is sunnah.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) did not make any exceptions or state any specific time, and a statement that is general in nature should continue to be taken as general unless there is evidence to indicate that it is specific in application. The hadith used as evidence to forbid using siwak after noon is attributed to Ali ibn Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him), who is quoted as saying that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "When you fast, use siwak in the morning but do not use it in the afternoon." (al-Daraqutni. This is a weak hadith. Ibn Hajar said: a weak isnad). There is no proof that this can be attributed to the Prophet .

With regard to the use of the hadith "The odor that comes from the mouth of the fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the scent of musk" (al-Bukhari and Muslim) as evidence, this mouth odor will not be dispelled by use of siwak because it is caused by the stomach being empty, and it could occur early in the day if a person has not eaten suhoor.

All the scholars are agreed that it is permissible for a fasting person to use siwak early in the day. This shows that the use of siwak is encouraged even when fasting, and there is no difference between using it early in the day or later on.

What Should Be Used for Siwak (Cleaning the Mouth):

The scholars are agreed that the best thing for cleaning the mouth is the twigs of the Arak tree, because of its good smell, and because it has brush-like fibers which are effective for cleaning food particles etc. from between the teeth, and because of the hadith of Abdullah ibn Masood (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: "I used to gather siwak sticks from the Arak tree for the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)." (Ahmad).

If Arak twigs are not available, the scholars recommended using palm-leaf stalks, or twigs of the olive tree. The ahadith that have been narrated concerning this, however, are not sound. The correct view is that any kind of sticks that are cleansing and not harmful may be used instead of siwak, if it is not available, to clean the mouth and remove dirt from the teeth. This includes modern toothbrushes, which are known to be beneficial in this regard.
Things That May not Be Used for Siwak:

The scholars have stated that it is forbidden to use poisonous sticks, things that are not pure, and anything that may cause bleeding, illness or any other harm.
Attributes of Siwak:
The scholars have described the siwak as a stick of medium length and thickness, no thicker than one's little finger, and free of knots. It should not be so wet that it will twist, because then it will not remove dirt, nor should it be so dry that it will hurt the mouth or crack during use. No doubt this is describing the ideal, otherwise the reports do not specify any particular type of siwak. It is permissible to use any kind of siwak that will do the job.

How to Clean the Mouth with Siwak:

The scholars have differed as to whether siwak should be done with the right hand or the left hand. One group - the majority - think that it is better to use the right hand, because of the general meaning of the hadith narrated by Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her), who said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) liked to start with the right when putting on his shoes, dismounting (from his camel), when cleaning himself and in all things." (Agreed upon). They also say that siwak is an act of worship and drawing closer to Allah, so it should not be done with the left hand.

Other scholars say that it is better to use the left hand for siwak, because it comes under the heading of removing dirt. This is the well-known opinion of Imam Ahmad's madhhab, and it is the view favored by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy on him).

Some scholars have said that when a person is using siwak with the intention of following the sunnah, he should use his right hand, and if he is doing it to remove dirt, he should use his left hand. The fact of the matter is that this issue is open, as there is no definitive proof or report, and every opinion has a valid point.

The scholars suggested that when using siwak, a person should start on the right, and use a side-to-side motion rather than up-and-down, as the latter may harm the gums.

Among the etiquette of using siwak, they mentioned the following: That a person should not use the siwak in front of others or in public, because this is impolite and that the siwak should be washed after use, to get rid of any dirt that may be on it. Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: "The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to use siwak, then he would give it to me to wash it. I would use it first, then wash it and give it back to him." (Abu Dawood). The siwak should be kept in a clean place.

Using One's Fingers to Clean One's Mouth:

The scholars differ as to whether it is acceptable to use one's fingers to clean one's mouth when there is nothing else available. The correct view is that using the fingers cannot be considered as a substitute for the sunnah action, because there is no basis in Islam for doing so, and this method does not clean the mouth as a siwak or similar instrument does.

Modern methods of cleaning the teeth, like toothbrushes and so on, that remove dirt and make the mouth smell good, are acceptable.

There is nothing wrong with using siwak that is flavored with mint, lemon and so on, so long as they do not cause any harm. But a person who is fasting should avoid using any flavored siwak, and should only use natural siwak when he is fasting.

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Haircuts, Some Hadeeth on Hairstyles

Haircuts, Some Hadeeth on Hairstyles

As Salaam Alaikum wa Rah!matuAllaah wa Barakatu.

Many of our Muslim youth ignore the rulings of Hairstyles and Haircuts out of arrogance or ignorance. Here are some Hadeeth regarding the permissability and impermissability of Haircuts (taken from salafitalk.net):

Cutting the hair off is Permissable

Ibn 'Umar narrated that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said, "Shave it all or leave it all." (Related by Ahmad, Muslim, Abu Dawud and an-Nasa'i).

Qiza (Shaving one part and leaving the other is not permissable, example crew cuts)

Nafa' related from Ibn 'Umar that the Messenger of Allah prohibited qiza'. Nafa' asked, "What is qiza' ?" He said, "It is to shave off part of the hair of a youth and to leave part." (AlBukhari and Muslim.) Volume 1, Page 23

Volume 7, Book 72, Number 803:


Narrated Ubaidullah bin Hafs: that 'Umar bin Nafi' told him that Nafi', Maula 'Abdullah had heard 'Umar saying, "I heard Allah's Apostle forbidding Al-Qaza'." 'Ubaidullah added: I said, "What is Al-Qaza'?" 'Ubaidullah pointed (towards his head) to show us and added, "Nafi' said, 'It is when a boy has his head shaved leaving a tuft of hair here and a tuft of hair there." Ubaidullah pointed towards his forehead and the sides of his head. 'Ubaidullah was asked, "Does this apply to both girls and boys?" He said, "I don't know, but Nafi' said, 'The boy.'" 'Ubaidullah added, "I asked Nafi' again, and he said, 'As for leaving hair on the temples and the back part of the boy's head, there is no harm, but Al-Qaza' is to leave a tuft of hair on his forehead unshaved while there is no hair on the rest of his head, and also to leave hair on either side of his head.'"
Volume 7, Book 72, Number 804:


Narrated (Abdullah) bin 'Umar : Allah's Apostle forbade Al-Qaza' (leaving a tuft of hair here and there after shaving one's head.)

Book 24, Number 5289:


Ibn Umar reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) forbade Qaza. I said to Nafi: What is Qaza'? He said: This means having a part of a boy's head shaved and leaving a part unshaven.

Book 24, Number 5290:


This hadith has been reported on the authority of 'Ubaidullah with the same chain of transmitters. and the exposition of Qaza' is the same as that of Abu Usama.

Book 24, Number 5291:


This hadith has been narrated on the authority of 'Umar b. Nafi' with the same chain of transmitters and Muhammad b. Muthanna as well as 'Umar b. Nafi have given the same exposition (of the word Qaza') in their narration.

Book 24, Number 5292:


This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Ibn 'Umar through another chain of transmitters.

Braiding is Halaal


Sahih Al bukhaari Volume 7, Book 72, Number 796:

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar : I heard 'Umar saying, "Whoever braids his hair should shave it (on finishing lhram). You'd better not do, something like Talbid." Ibn Umar used to say: "I saw Allah's Apostle with his hair stuck together with gum."

The Prophet's Hair

Neither Curly nor Straight

It was narrated that Anas ibn Maalik (radee Allaahu 'anhu) said, describing the Prophet (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wasallam), he was of average height, neither very tall nor very short. He had a ruddy complexion, neither very white nor very dark, and his hair was neither curly nor straight. The revelation came to him when he was forty years old.
- Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3354; Muslim, 2338

To his ear lobes

It was narrated that al-Bara’ ibn ‘Aazib (radee Allaahu 'anhu) said: The Prophet (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wasallam) was of average height and broad shouldered. He had hair that came down to his earlobes. I saw him wearing a red garment and I never saw anyone more handsome than him.
- Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3358; Muslim, 2337

To his shoulders

It was narrated that Qutaadah said: I asked Anas ibn Maalik (radee Allaahu 'anhu) about the hair of the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wasallam). He said, The hair of the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wasallam) was neither curly nor straight, and came down to a point between his ears and his shoulders.
- Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5565; Muslim, 2337

According to another report, his hair used to touch his shoulders.
- Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5563; Muslim, 2338

Dye

It was narrated that ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Moohib said: I entered upon Umm Salamah and she brought out to us one of the hairs of the Prophet (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wasallam) which was dyed.
-Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5558.

Ahmad (25328) added: ... dyed with henna and katam.

Parted

It was narrated from ‘Ibn ‘Abbaas (radee Allaahu 'anhu) that the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wasallam) used to let his hair hang down over his forehead and the mushrikoon used to part their hair, and the People of the Book used to let their hair hang down over their foreheads. The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wasallam) liked to be like the People of the Book in matters where there was no specific command. Then the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wasallam) parted his hair.
-Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3365; Muslim, 2336).

an-Nawawi said: The correct view is that both letting the hair hang down over the forehead and parting it are permissible, but that parting is better.
Sharh Muslim, 15/90

Hair stuck together

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (radee Allaahu 'anhu) said: I saw the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wasallam) raising his voice in the Talbiyah, with his hair stuck together.
-Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5570; Muslim, 1184

Braided

It was narrated that Umm Haani’ said: The Prophet (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wasallam) came from Makkah with four braids.
Narrated by at-Tirmidhi, 1781; Abu Dawood, 4191; Ibn Maajah, 3631. Classed as saheeh by al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar in Fath al-Baari, 10/360.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Should We Really Laugh?


    Should We Really Laugh?

    by KIWI MUSLIM »
    Should We Really Laugh?

    Hasan al-Basri (rahimaullah) was an eminent scholar and pious individual of his time. He would rarely laugh due to his remembrance of death and the punishment of hell. One day he was going somewhere when he saw a young man indugled in laughter. Hasan al-Basri asked the youth, "Young man, have you already crossed the bridge of Sirath? Have you already found out whether you are going to paradise or hell?" The young man replied, "No." Hasan al-Basri told him, "Then why are you laughing so much?" After that, no one saw this young man laughing again as he came to know the reality of this life.

    Source: Story extracted from the book "Tambihul Ghafileen" by Shaikh Abul Laith Samarkandi.

    Many hours or probably days have passed away from our lives in laughter and jokes. It is a sign that we have forgotten the life of the hereafter. The sahabah used to do good deeds all day but still cry during the night to Allah. On the other hand, we do sins all day and still have no concerns! It is permissible to laugh at amazing things and smile while being in company of others.

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    Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    by KIWI MUSLIM
    Asalamu'alaikum :brother: :sister:

    10 Ways To Be Firm Upon Islam

    1. Seek Allah’s help for guidance and steadfastness. Allah has praised the Du’a of the scholars in the Qur’an:

    “Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower.”

    2. Sit with righteous people and attend circles of remembrance of Allah like Islamic lectures enthusiastically. Visit pious people.

    3. Study the lives of righteous people by reading books or listening to tapes about them. Give more emphasis on studying the biographies of the Companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

    4. Frequently listen to Khutbahs and lectures that soften the heart and are emotional.

    5. Observe the obligatory deeds, like performing the five daily prayers and making up the missed fasts of Ramadan, with care, due to the great good that obligatory deeds carry.

    6. Do voluntary deeds, even if they are few, that are easy and loved by the heart. Surely the most beloved deeds to Allah are the consistent ones even if they are few, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) informed us.

    7. Start memorizing the Qur’an. Recite it constantly and as much as possible. Recite what you memorized in the voluntary prayers.

    8. Remember Allah and seek His forgiveness, i.e. do Dhikr and Istighfar. Surely these are easy deeds but their benefit is immense. They increase the Iman (faith) and strengthen the heart.

    9. Stay as far away as possible from ‘the corrupters of the heart’, like bad friends, television, satellite channels, music, obscene magazines, etc.

    10. Repent as quickly as possible. With sincere repentance, by the will of Allah, there will be no turning back. Indeed Allah becomes very happy when His servant repents.

    – Al-Madina Magazine

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    Monday, October 18, 2010

    Have good manners..!

    ( بسم الله الرحمـٰنِ الرحيم )

    Good Deed #57: Have good manners

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    And say to My servants (that) they speak that which is best. (17:53)

    Abu Darda’ reported that the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, said, “Nothing is weightier on the Scale of Deeds than one’s good manners.”(Bukhari)

    Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet of Allah (saaws) said, “And what is most likely to send people to Paradise? Being conscious of Allah and good manners.”(bukhari)

    Abd Allah ibn ‘Amr reported that the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, used very often to pray in the following manner, “O Allah! I ask You for good health, for trust, for self-control, for good manners, and to be satisfied with the divine decree.”(Bukhari)

    The Prophet was asked: “Which Muslim has the perfect faith ?” He answered: “He who has the best moral character.” (Tibrani)

    bdullah bin’ Amar has reported: “I have heard the Prophet as saying: ‘Should I not tell you who amongst you is the most likeable person to me 1 And who will be the nearest to me on the Day of the Judgment 1′ He repeated this question twice or thrice. The people requested him to tell them about such a person. He said ‘He who amongst you has the best moral character.’”(Ahmed)

    Action plan

    1. Follow the example of Muhammad(SAW)’s good conduct and akhlaaq.

    2. Be gentle

    3. Some examples of good manners from past good deeds

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    #9 Be good to your neighbours >>>>>> the-good-deeds-lounge-f182/good-deed-9-be-good-to-your-neighbours-t8466.html

    #11 Be kind to your parents >>>>>> the-good-deeds-lounge-f182/good-deed-11-be-kind-to-your-parents-t8498.html

    #12 Have mercy on children >>>>>> the-good-deeds-lounge-f182/good-deed-12-have-mercy-on-children-t8529.html

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    #25 Be Patient >>>>>> the-good-deeds-lounge-f182/good-deed-25-be-patient-t8941.html

    #26 Be grateful >>>>>> the-good-deeds-lounge-f182/good-deed-26-be-grateful-t8945.html

    #32 Respect and appreciate your mother >>>>>> the-good-deeds-lounge-f182/good-deed-32-respect-and-appreciate-your-mother-t9082.html

    #35 Listen >>>>>> the-good-deeds-lounge-f182/good-deed-35-listen-t9117.html

    #36 Speak the truth >>>>>> the-good-deeds-lounge-f182/good-deed-36-speak-the-truth-t9144.html

    #51 Keep strong family ties >>>>>> the-good-deeds-lounge-f182/good-deed-51-keep-strong-family-ties-t10101.html
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    Etiquettes of Masjid !!!

    Etiquettes of Masjid



    * Do service to the Masjid by keeping it populated

    * Say as many prayers in congregation in the Masjid, as possible.

    * Prayer in congregation is rewarded with 27 times more blessing than that said alone.

    * Go to the Masjid with eagerness and enthusiasm to say your prayers.

    * Keep the Masjid clean. Sweep it, dust it, burn incense so as to fragrance it. Place the article that is in the wrong place, in its right place.

    * Greet the believer at the Masjid with sincerity and happiness upon seeing him or her.

    * When sitting in the Masjid for the remembrance of Allah (swt), seek humility and forgiveness.

    * When bringing small children to the Masjid, be mindful to keep them as quiet as possible out of consideration for those making salat.

    * Do not use the Masjid as a thoroughfare without purpose.

    * On entering the Masjid, use your right foot and say “O Allah, open the gates of Thy Mercy for me (Allahumm-aftah li abwaba rahmatika).”

    * On leaving the Masjid, use your left foot and say “O Allah! I seek your favour and blessings (Allahumma inni as’aluka min fadlika).”

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    Sunday, October 17, 2010

    Masjid Al Aqsa-------THIS IS REALLY SCARY !!!!! ALLAH SAVE US ALL.......

    Subject :Masjid Al Aqsa-------THIS IS REALLY SCARY !!!!! ALLAH SAVE US ALL.....INSHA ALLAH!!!!! AMEEN‏

    I recently received an email and this is terribly true and need to be discuss... I would also like to have your opinions about it... please do pass the message
    Thanks, Ajmal

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    Masjid Al-Aqsa - SINISTER PLANS EXPOSED
    AS-SALAAM-ALAIKUM! IT WILL JUST TAKE 5 MINUTES OF YOUR TIME TO READ THIS, AND LEARN ABOUT THE EVENTS OF THE PAST, AND WHAT IS YET TO COME. THEN YOU’LL UNDERSTAND WHATS REALLY HAPPENING IN PALESTINE TODAY.
    THIS IS SERIOUS ……..WHAT THE ZIONISTS ARE DOING ….AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, DO YOU KNOW WHY?
    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته صور الحفريات تحت الأقصى والهيكل المزعوم.. لنعلم مدى الكارثة ..!
    FIRST THOUGH, TAKE A LOOK AT PHOTOS OF THE EXCAVATION UNDERNEATH MASJID AL-AQSA. DANGER AND DAMAGE! CRACKS IN PILLARS, FLOOR AND WALLS OF ISLAMS HOLY MOSQUE. THEN READ THE RESEARCH BELOW.
    لعل الصور أمامكم توضح لنا مدى الكارثة ..!وإن كانت قديمة فلا نعلم إلى أي مدى وصلت تلك الحفريات وأن الوضع لم يعد يحتمل المزيد من السكوت
    The Israeli’s are digging under Masjid Al-Aqsa. They have openly admitted their intention to demolish Masjid Al-Aqsa and in its place “resurrect the Temple of Solomon”. Archeologically and historically, we know that the ruins of the Temple of Solomon lie beneath Masjid Al-Aqsa. We don’t know how deep the excavations go, but its happening with every passing day. The situation needs no more silence! With ALLAH as my witness, Al-Aqsa, the first Qibla of Islam, is in DANGER.

    Excavated passageway under Masjid al-Aqsa

      
    PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO ALL OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN YOUR MAILING LIST. EVERY MUSLIM MUST KNOW THIS SHOCKING TRUTH
        
    صور للهيكل المزعوم الذي يستعد الصهاينة لإقامته هذه الصورة الأولى للهيكل الذي وضعه الصهاينة قبالة الأقصى
    Images of the Temple of the Zionists This is the first structure developed by the Zionists in front of Masjid Al-Aqsa
     
    ARTISTS IMPRESSION OF SOLOMONS TEMPLE
       
    صور للتشققات التي حدثت في أعمدة المسجد نتيجة الحفريات الصهيونية تحت المسجد
    IMAGES OF CRACKS IN THE PILLARS AND WALLS OF MASJID AL-AQSA AS A RESULT OF THE EXCAVATIONS AND DIGGING
                         
    هنا شاهد قطعان المستوطنين يتجولون داخل باحات المسجد
    THE MOSQUE WITH THE GOLD DOME IS NOT MASJID AL-AQSA. THIS IS THE “DOME OF THE ROCK”. THE AL-AQSA MOSQUE IS BEHIND THE DOME OF THE ROCK. WHENEVER MASJID AL-AQSA IS SPOKEN ABOUT IN THE MEDIA, THEY SHOW US THE IMAGE OF THE DOME OF THE ROCK.
    WHY???
    SO THAT MOST PEOPLE REMAIN UNAWARE WHICH BUILDING TRULY IS AL-AQSA. THIS IS A ZIONIST PLOY, SO THAT WHEN THE REAL AL-AQSA IS DESTROYED, MOST PEOPLE WONT EVEN REALISE ITS HAPPENED. MUSLIMS, MAKE IT YOUR DUTY TO KNOW WHICH IS THE REAL AL-AQSA MASJID
     
    صور للتشققات داخل باحات المسجد
    CRACKS IN THE COURTYARD AND INSIDE THE AL-AQSA MOSQUE. NOTE THE DOME OF THE ROCK MASJID IN THE BACKGROUND
             
    صور للتشققات في البيوت المجاورة
    Images of cracks in the neighboring houses
    > انشرها حتى يرى الجميع حجم الكارثة
    DO YOU KNOW WHY THIS IS HAPPENING? CAN YOU AFFORD NOT TO KNOW? I ASSURE YOU ITS GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH LAND!
    WHAT IS HAPPENING IS FAR MORE SINISTER THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE.
    CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH? YOU SURE??
    Whenever I tried to alert Muslims to this, many looked at me like I was crazy, like I didn’t know what I was talking about…but I think you should know that I am a Muslim too. I have studied comparative religion, and have been heavily involved in critically researching various aspects of “new religions” for approximately 10 years to date.
    Most of my, and my colleagues, findings are shocking to say the least. At first, even we found them hard to swallow. And then slowly, with each new day Allah (SWT) provided more and more wisdom to help us make sense of what we were uncovering. We have looked at banned footage, articles, interviews and various other research material.
    What I’m about to share now, may seem like hogwash to many people, but all I ask is that you open your heart and mind to this information and before you say I’m crazy, I challenge you to go out and research for yourself.
                                       
    So yes, we know that Masjid Al-Aqsa has been under siege for many years. Palestinian people have not known peace since the State of Israel was formed in 1947.
    We believed it was because they’re Muslim, and because Israel wants their land, particularly the land on which Al-Aqsa is built. True. BUT DO WE KNOW WHY?
    In order to find this out, we had to go way back in history and literally put the confusing pieces of the puzzle together.
    To cram months of research into an email, is a hard task. But I hope to share pertinent stuff in a few short paragraphs. And hopefully, I shall provide food for thought as to the reasons behind the “WHY”.
    We have uncovered much information to substantiate the following claims. We have gone back in history and our findings are pretty much black and white.
    We have used primarily, the Quran, Bible, Hadith, and happenings in todays world as our points of reference.
                                       
    So below, please find the following on Why the Israelis want to destroy Masjid Al-Aqsa:
    1. Predominant belief at the time and proof from the Quran
    2. Whats this got to do with Masjid Al-Aqsa?
    3. What Islam warned us and the difference between Hadrat Isa (AS) and the Dajjal
    4. Where is the original temple located
    5. Pictures of the signs in our time
                                       
    WHY DO THE ISREALI’S WANT TO DESTROY MASJID AL-AQSA??
    THESE FEW POINTS WILL SUMMARISE KEY POINTS TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND WHATS REALLY GOING ON. AND TO DO THIS, WE HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE ORIGINS OF ANCIENT BELIEF SYSTEMS IN THAT REGION.
    EVERYTHING STARTED FROM HERE, AND THAT’S WHY ITS IMPERATIVE IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE BIGGER PICTURE.
                                       
    PREDOMINANT BELIEF AT THE TIME + PROOF FROM THE QURAN
    There are Jews that believe in one god – praying properly etc
    •Then there are Jews that are “ashkenazi” and those that believe in the origins of the Jewish religion. Prior to Judaism, the people of that land were Zionist. They believed in Zionism, which has its roots in a practice called “Kabala” (this is an ancient form of Jewish magic and is based on the principles of the occult and paganism ie: believing in gods and goddesses as well as satan). This practice was learnt from the ancient Egyptians prior and during the time of Moses (Musa AS). Further research proves that what they actually worshipped was Jinn.
    •Jinn come in 3 forms, as the Quran tells us – in form of dogs or snakes, birds or flying, and that which shape shifts (can assume the shape of a man etc) – look at the ancient gods or pictures of them and you will see what I mean… the Egyptian “gods” were in those forms…head of a dog, bird etc etc etc…. same with the Annunaki ‘gods’ in Persia, and the gods worshipped by the Mayans, Aztecs, Incas and other ancient civilisations. In all ancient paintings, drawings etc, these Gods were all blue in colour. The Quran tells us that Jinn is created from the smokeless flame of fire – meaning the essence of a flame. So go ahead and light a flame, and you’ll see that the heart of that flame is BLUE. Jinn also live for thousands of years and travel very fast (which explains why all the ancient civilizations had similar looking “gods” at least one of whom was blue).
                                       
    The Quran warned us to never take Jews as our friends. Allah warned us that they would work to destroy Islam. And this is something we see happening.
    •Muslims and Christians are awaiting the second coming of Jesus The Messiah. We also know that the Dajjal (the Anti-Christ / False Messiah) will appear before Jesus does. Jews also believe in a “second coming.” They are preparing for it. However, the interesting thing is that the Jewish faith does not recognise Jesus. Jews do not acknowledge Jesus at all. You fit the puzzle! If they do not acknowledge Jesus and don’t believe he’s returning, yet are awaiting a second coming…then who are they waiting for??
                                       
    THE DAILY DIGGING UNDER MASJID AL-AQSA
    Excavated tunnel under Masjid Al-Aqsa. Note what seems to be a cross in a circle in the far left, and the strange face-like image underneath the cross. Looks like some creature lying there on the floor! These images were taken by one of the men digging in the tunnel. It is unknown what / whose form that is. There is no reasonable explanation, as it was noted only after the picture was taken
    So whats this got to do with Masjid Al-Aqsa then?
                                       
    THE PROPHET SULAYMAN A.S. (SOLOMON) & THE SECRET HE BURIED
    Going back in history… Sulayman (AS) or (King Solomon), was responsible for building what is commonly known as the TEMPLE OF SOLOMON.
    •Sulaymans (AS) rule was different from other prophets in that Allah (SWT) allowed him to rule over the race of man, and the race of Jinn.
    •Sulayman was tasked with spreading Allahs word ie: the belief and worship in ONE god.
    •It came to Sulaymans attention that groups of people in the land were still practicing magic and the occult. He ordered his guards to go throughout the land and confiscate every book, manuscript, tablet, or page that any occult or instruction to do magic or witchcraft was written on, as these TAUGHT people the practice of summoning spirits (Jinn).
    In Islam we know that this is haraam. Quran tells us that Jinn and Man must co-exist in parallel dimensions, but must not communicate with each other. Jinn are invisible, they can see us, but we cannot see them. There is no such thing as a “good” or helpful Jinn, because any Jinn that speaks/interacts with a human is directly going against what Allah commanded: NO CONTACT. And so it is vice versa.
    •So, on Prophet Sulaymans instruction, they brought all books to him, and he then buried them where he thought they would be safest ie: no one could get / steal them.
    Where did he bury them?? In the foundations of the temple, under his throne! He appointed guards known as the Knights of the Temple of Solomon (Knights Templars) to guard the temple day and night.
    •The Knights did this initially. When Sulayman (AS) passed away (May Allah grant him Jannah), The Knights discovered what it is they were guarding. They quickly realised the significance of this information, the practices and magic that they had at their fingertips. They stole it and began practicing. They moved completely away from religion and God, and immersed themselves under the power and influence of Iblees (Shaytaan). Due to the nature of their rituals, they quickly became the most powerful and wealthiest people in the land. (Recent interviews with members of the occult confirms that Satan rewards his followers with masses of wealth and material gain in this world, provided they do whatever he wants them to ie: spreading corruption, ungodliness and destruction on earth. Interviewees also said that Satan assures them, via his high priests and priestesses, that he is the real God – And that he is just misunderstood!).
    Subsequently over the ages, the manuscripts were smuggled into Europe, and the Knights Templars took on the name “Free Masons” – With this new found power, they quickly spread this knowledge across the world, in the forms of secret societies – ALL WITH A COMMON GOAL: To serve their “God” Satan, and to prepare for the arrival of the one-eyed Dajjal, who is Satans representative on earth. Their symbol is a pyramid topped by an “all-seeing” ONE eye! Please note that the ancient Egyptians also had the all-seeing one eye which they called the Eye of Ra, and the Eye of Osiris. Remember that the dark arts were learnt from the pagans of ancient Egypt. You draw the parallels!
                                       
    THE BEING WITH THE ONE SEEING EYE IS WHAT THEY WORSHIP. AND ISLAM WARNS US AGAINST THE BEING WITH THE “ONE” EYE
    Don’t believe me? Take a look at the back of the US Dollar bill – the all seeing one eye is there! Free mason symbology is everywhere. America is the worlds first Masonic state. There is plenty of research that support this claim, shocking evidence, interviews, geneology etc. “THE SECRET” KNOWLEDGE OF THE UNIVERSE WHICH THESE ILLUMINATI SOCIETIES CLAIM TO HAVE, IS IN ACTUALITY THE PRACTICE OF THE DARK RITUALS OF THE OCCULT. This is the “secret” they are always talking about in “mastering your future, creating wealth by asking the universe to give it to you etc etc, being spiritual, not religious etc…,” – this is a direct opposite to Islam where we place our faith and trust in Allah to provide for us.
                                       
                                       
    So if the masons have got this “secret treasure” already - WHY all the focus on destroying Masjid Al-Aqsa?
    Well, simply put, they are preparing for the arrival of their deity “DAJJAL”
                                       
    WHAT ISLAM AND OUR PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SAW) WARNED US
    1.Well, in Islam we know the Dajjal is the false messiah. Meaning – he will imitate the true messiah in every way. The true Messiah, Hadrat Isa/Jesus (Peace be upon Him) will come back to rule the world from JERUSALEM. So that’s where the Dajjal will be arriving: THE HOLY LAND, JERUSALEM. He comes back to his home.
    2.Nabee Muhammad (SAW) told us that the Dajjal was released into the world during his (Rasoolullah’s) lifetime. Thus he has been on this planet since the time of Rasoolullah (SAW). We were informed that Dajjal will live on earth for 40 days (one day like a year, one day like a month, one day like a week, and the rest like normal days. Remember 1 heavenly year is equal to a 1000 human years. You do the math). This proves that he is a powerful Jinn, as jinn can live for thousands of years.
    3.All prophets of Allah warned their people about the false messiah.
    4.Our noble Prophet (SAW) informed us with a description of Dajjal and warned us to know that Allah is not “ONE-EYED”.. Dajjal will also have the word Kaffir/Kuffar on his forehead. The Messenger of Allah, Nabee Muhammad (SAW) also warned, that any Muslim upon hearing of the Dajjals “arrival” should turn his back and walk away from Dajjal, not look in his direction, or walk in his direction. Don’t be curious as Nabee warned that even the strongest in Iman amongst us would be tested and could easily fall prey to Dajjal, as Dajjal is the Master of Deception.
                                       
                                       
    The Zionists refer to the land between the Nile and the Euphrates as “their promised land.” Dajjal is their king, and in keeping with their occult belief, they have to resurrect the original temple for him to take his throne.
    So where is this original temple of Zionism?
    Archeological and historical evidence proves the ruins of the original temple of Zion is underneath the temple of Solomon. Meaning Hadrat Sulayman (AS) knew how evil this magic is, that he built his MOSQUE OVER THE ZIONIST TEMPLE. Simply because people praying in that Mosque, worshipping one true God is strong enough to override any evil that happened there.
    THIS IS WHY THE JEWS/ZIONIST WANT TO DESTROY MASJID AL-AQSA! THEY NEED TO RESURRECT THE TEMPLE BENEATH. Its common sense, logic! The Dajal is inherently evil – so he will not be able to enter any paak or holy place. Meaning he cannot rule or enter any church, mosque or synagogue, where the worship of one true God takes place.
    The only place he can enter and rule from, is a temple in-keeping with his evil nature.
    This also explains why the US Govt is so buddy-buddy with Israel. They have a common goal, and common belief. They work for a force far greater, and far more evil and deceptive than you and I could ever comprehend. This is why their foreign policy is pro-Israel. This is why they allow Palestine to be attacked over and over again. They need to destroy Al-Aqsa. And this is why they portray Arabs & Muslims to all be terrorists. They want to turn the world against us in hatred, because the fact is, the people who will continue to defend Masjid Al-Aqsa are Arabs! MUSLIMS! Muslims understand the significance of Masjid Al-Aqsa, it is Islams first Qibla. Therefore the Muslim people of that land is their greatest resistance. And these disciples of Dajjal know that.
                                       
    Islam tells us that one of the final signs before the arrival of the Dajjal, and the heralding of the end of times, is THE FALL OF MASJID AL-AQSA. And its HAPPENING AS YOU READ THIS
                                       
    May Allah protect us all from the evil of Dajjal and the followers of Satan. May the light of Islam shine brighter than ever. Warn everyone you know:
                                       
    Worldwide evidence from natural phenomena to top lluminati artists overtly displaying their satanic affiliations, to the cracks in the pillars of Masjid Al-Aqsa, shows that end is near. Allahu Akbar.
                                       
    Earthquakes, tsunamis, violent storms, raging fires etc (its like nature is even rebelling against these evil people). Yet, even so, they are blind to the signs of Allah.
                                       
    RECITATION OF SURAH KAHF EVERYDAY / EVERY FRIDAY BEFORE JUMUAH SALAAH PROTECTS AGAINST THE DECEPTION OF DAJJAL
                                       
             
                                       
    THEY LOVE TO GLORIFY THEIR ONE-EYED GOD! ASTAGHFIRULLAH.
                                       
    MAY ALLAH THE ETERNAL, COMPASSIONATE AND MERCIFUL, CREATOR OF THE WORLDS, SAVE US FROM SHAYTAAN & HIS FOLLOWERS. MAY ALLAH GRANT OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS IN PALESTINE, AND MUSLIMS EVERYWHERE, STRENGTH IN IMAN, STRENGTH IN UNITY, AND STRENGTH IN SABR. AMEEN

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    Quranic Way of Life..!!

    Bismillah.

    Asalamu'alaikum

    Quranic Way of Life





    Some of the lessons learnt from Quran that apply to our general
    living!

    1. Respect and honour all human beings irrespective of their religion,
    colour, race, sex, language, status, property, birth, profession/job
    and so on [17/70]


    2. Talk straight, to the point, without any ambiguity or deception
    [33/70]



    3. Choose best words to speak and say them in the best possible way
    [17/53, 2/83]


    4. Do not shout. Speak politely keeping your voice low. [31/19]


    5. Always speak the truth. Shun words that are deceitful and
    ostentatious [22/30]


    6. Do not confound truth with falsehood [2/42]


    7. Say with your mouth what is in your heart [3/167]


    8. Speak in a civilised manner in a language that is recognised by the
    society and is commonly used [4/5]


    9. When you voice an opinion, be just, even if it is against a
    relative [6/152]


    10. Do not be a bragging boaster [31/18]


    11. Do not talk, listen or do anything vain [23/3, 28/55]


    12. Do not participate in any paltry. If you pass near a futile play,
    then pass by with dignity [25/72]


    13. Do not verge upon any immodesty or lewdness whether surreptitious
    or overt [6/151].


    14. If, unintentionally, any misconduct occurs by you, then correct
    yourself expeditiously [3/134].


    15. Do not be contemptuous or arrogant with people [31/18]


    16. Do not walk haughtily or with conceit [17/37, 31/18]


    17. Be moderate in thy pace [31/19]


    18. Walk with humility and sedateness [25/63]


    19. Keep your gazes lowered devoid of any lecherous leers and
    salacious stares [24/30-31, 40/19].


    20. If you do not have complete knowledge about anything, better keep
    your mouth shut. You might think that speaking about something without
    full knowledge is a trivial matter. But it might have grave
    consequences [24/15-16]


    21. When you hear something malicious about someone, keep a favourable
    view about him/her until you attain full knowledge about the matter.
    Consider others innocent until they are proven guilty with solid and
    truthful evidence [24/12-13]


    22. Ascertain the truth of any news, lest you smite someone in
    ignorance and afterwards repent of what you did [49/6]


    23. Do not follow blindly any information of which you have no direct
    knowledge. (Using your faculties of perception and conception) you
    must verify it for yourself. In the Court of your Lord, you will be
    held accountable for your hearing, sight, and the faculty of reasoning
    [17/36].


    24. Never think that you have reached the final stage of knowledge and
    nobody knows more than yourself. Remember! Above everyone endowed with
    knowledge is another endowed with more knowledge [12/76]. Even the
    Prophet [p.b.u.h] was asked to keep praying, "O My sustainer! Advance
    me in knowledge." [20:114]


    25. The believers are but a single Brotherhood. Live like members of
    one family, brothers and sisters unto one another [49/10].


    26. Do not make mockery of others or ridicule others [49/11]


    27. Do not defame others [49/11]


    28. Do not insult others by nicknames [49/11]


    29. Avoid suspicion and guesswork. Suspicion and guesswork might
    deplete your communal energy [49/12]


    30. Spy not upon one another [49/12]


    31. Do not backbite one another [49/12]


    32. When you meet each other, offer good wishes and blessings for
    safety. One who conveys to you a message of safety and security and
    also when a courteous greeting is offered to you, meet it with a
    greeting still more courteous or (at least) of equal courtesy [4/86]


    33. When you enter your own home or the home of somebody else,
    compliment the inmates [24/61]


    34. Do not enter houses other than your own until you have sought
    permission; and then greet the inmates and wish them a life of
    blessing, purity and pleasure [24/27]


    35. Treat kindly
    " Your parents
    " Relatives
    " The orphans
    " And those who have been left alone in the society [4/36]


    36. Take care of
    " The needy,
    " The disabled
    " Those whose hard earned income is insufficient to meet their needs
    " And those whose businesses have stalled
    " And those who have lost their jobs. [4/36]


    37. Treat kindly
    " Your related neighbours, and unrelated neighbours
    " Companions by your side in public gatherings, or public
    transportation. [4/36]


    38. Be generous to the needy wayfarer, the homeless son of the street,
    and the one who reaches you in a destitute condition [4/36]


    39. Be nice to people who work under your care. [4/36]


    40. Do not follow up what you have given to others to afflict them
    with reminders of your generosity [2/262].


    41. Do not expect a return for your good behaviour, not even thanks
    [76/9]


    42. Cooperate with one another in good deeds and do not cooperate with
    others in evil and bad matters [5/2]


    43. Do no try to impress people on account of self-proclaimed virtues
    [53/32]


    44. You should enjoin right conduct on others but mend your own ways
    first. Actions speak louder than words. You must first practice good
    deeds yourself, then preach [2/44]


    45. Correct yourself and your families first [before trying to correct
    others] [66/6]


    46. Pardon gracefully if anyone among you who commits a bad deed out
    of ignorance, and then repents and amends [6/54, 3/134]


    47. Divert and sublimate your anger and potentially virulent emotions
    to creative energy, and become a source of tranquillity and comfort to
    people [3/134]


    48. Call people to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful
    exhortation. Reason with them most decently [16/125]


    49. Leave to themselves those who do not give any importance to the
    Divine code and have adopted and consider it as mere play and
    amusement [6/70]


    50. Sit not in the company of those who ridicule Divine Law unless
    they engage in some other conversation [4/140]


    51. Do not be jealous of those who are blessed [4/54]


    52. In your collective life, make rooms for others [58/11]


    53. When invited to dine, Go at the appointed time. Do not arrive too
    early to wait for the preparation of meal or linger after eating to
    engage in bootless babble. Such things may cause inconvenience to the
    host [33/53]


    54. Eat and drink [what is lawful] in moderation [7/31].


    55. Do not squander your wealth senselessly [17/26]


    56. Fulfil your promises and commitments [17/34]


    57. Keep yourself clean, pure [9/108, 4/43, 5/6].


    58. Dress-up in agreeable attire and adorn yourself with exquisite
    character from inside out [7/26]


    59. Seek your provision only by fair endeavour [29/17, 2/188]


    60. Do not devour the wealth and property of others unjustly, nor
    bribe the officials or the judges to deprive others of their
    possessions [2/188]
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    Check to whom Allah Loves and "Loves Not"!

    by KIWI MUSLIM http://www.islamicteachings.org/
    1. Allah loves those who do good:
    2. Allah loves who act aright:
    3. Allah loves who turn to him constantly
    4. Allah loves who fight in His cause (jihad):
    5. Allah loves who do justice-,who are fair ------- who judge in equity
    6. Allah loves who are firm and steadfast:
    7. Allah loves who trust in Him
    8. Allah loves who are righteous:
    9. Allah loves who make themselves pure
    10. Allah loves who those who are kind:
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    1. Allah loves not those who reject faith
    2. Allah loves not who is traitor to faith or shows ingratitude:
    3. Allah loves not who do wrong.
    4. Allah loves not who trespass beyond limits:------those given to excess
    5. Allah loveth not that evil should be noised but
    6. Allah loves not who any arrogant boaster
    7. Allah loves not the mischief
    8. Allah loves not creatures who are ungrateful and wicked
    9. Allah loves not one who given to perfidy and crime:
    10. Allah loves not the wasters:
    11. Allah loves not the treacherous:
    12. Allah loves not those who exult (in riches)
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    1) Allah produce another people if Muslim turn back from his faith ---Allah will love them and they will love Him
    2) Greatest thing in life?
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     Allah loves those who do good:
    • surah al imran ver.no.147-148: All that they said was: "our Lord! Forgive us our sins and anything we may have done that transgressed our duty: establish our feet firmly, and help us against those that resist faith."---------- And God gave them a reward in this world, and excellent reward of the hereafter. For God loveth those who do good.
    • Surah al baqra ver.no.195: And spend of your substance in the cause of God, and make not your own hands contribute to(your) destruction; but do good; For God loveth those who do good.
    • Surah al imran ver.no134:Those who spend (freely),whether in prosperity, or in adversity; who restrain anger, and pardon (all) men;-For God loves those who do good
    • Surah al maida ver.no.93:On those who believe and do deeds of righteousness there is no blame for what they ate (in the past) , when they guard themselves from evil, and believe, and do deeds of righteousness,-(or) again, guard themselves from evil and do good. For God loveth those who do good.

    • Allah loves who act aright:
    • surah al imran ver.no.76: nay;-those that keep their plighted faith and act aright, -verily God loves those who act aright

     Allah loves who turn to him constantly
    • Surah al baqra ver.no 222: They ask thee concerning women's courses. Say: they are a hurt and pollution:". So keep away from women in their courses, and do not approach them until they are clean. But when they have purified themselves, ye may approach them in any manner, time, or place ordained for you by God. For God loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.

     Allah loves who fight in His cause (jihad):
    • Surah saff ver.no.4: Truly God loves those who fight in His cause in battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure.

     Allah loves who do justice-,who are fair ------- who judge in equity
    • Surah al hajurat ver no9: if two parties among the believers fall into a quarrel, make ye peace between them: but if one of them transgresses beyond bounds against the other , then fight ye (all) against the one that transgresses until it complies with the command of God ; but if it complies, then make peace between them with justice, and be fair: for God loves those who are fair (and just).
    • Surah al mumtahna ver.no 8-9: God forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them : for God loveth those who are just.----------God only forbids you with regard to those who fight you for(your)faith, and drive you out of your homes, and support (others) in driving you out , from turning to them (for friendship and protection) it is such as turn to them (in these circumstances) that do wrong
    • Surah al maida ver no42: (they are fond of) listening to falsehood, of devouring anything forbidden. If they do come to thee, either judge between them or decline to interfere. If thou decline, they cannot hurt thee in the least. If thou judge, judge inequity between them. For God loveth those who judge in equity.

     Allah loves who are firm and steadfast:
    • surah al imran ver.146:How many of the prophets fought (in God's way), and with them (fought ) large bands of godly men? But they never lost heart if they met with disaster in God's way, nor did they weaken (in will) nor give in. And God loves those who are firm and steadfast.

     Allah loves who trust in Him
    • surah al imran ver.no 159: it is the part of the mercy of God that thou dost deal gently with them. Wert thou severe or harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about thee: so pass over (their faults), and ask for (God's) forgiveness for them; and consult them in affairs (of moment). Then, when thou hast taken decision, put thy trust in God. For God loves those who put their trust (in Him).

     Allah loves who are righteous:
    • Surah tauba ver.no7: How can there be a league, before God and His apostle, with the pagans, except those with whom ye made a treaty near the sacred mosque? as long as these stand true to you, stand you true to them: for God doth love the righteous.
    • Surah tauba ver. No.4: (but the treaties are) not dissolved with those pagans with whom ye have entered into alliance and who have not subsequently failed you in aught, nor aided any one against you. So fulfil your engagements with them to the end of their term: For God loveth the righteous.

     Allah loves who make themselves pure
    • Surah tauba ver.no108: Never stand thou forth therein. There is mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety; it is more worthy of thy standing forth(for prayers) therein. In it are men who love to be purified; and God loveth those who make themselves pure.
    • Surah al baqra ver.no 222: They ask thee concerning women's courses. Say: they are a hurt and pollution:". So keep away from women in their courses, and do not approach them until they are clean. But when they have purified themselves, ye may approach them in any manner, time, or place ordained for you by God. For God loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean

     Allah loves who those who are kind:
    • Surah al maida ver.no13: but because of their breach of their covenant, we cursed them, and made their hearts grow hard: they change the words from their (right) places and forget a good part of the message that was sent them ,nor wilt thou cease to find them-barring a few-ever bent on (new) deceits: but forgive them, and overlook (their misdeeds) : For God loveth those who are kind.
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     Check to whom Allah Love not!

     Allah loves not those who reject faith
    • Surah ar-rum ver.no.45: that He may reward those who believe and work righteous deeds, out of His bounty. For He loves not those who reject faith.

     Allah loves not who is traitor to faith or shows ingratitude:
    • Surah haj ver. No. 38: Verily God will defend (from ill) those who believe: verily, God loveth not any that is a traitor to faith, or shows ingratitude.

     Allah loves not who do wrong.
    • Surah al imran ver.no57: " as to those who believe and work righteousness, God will pay them(in full) their reward; but God loveth not those who do wrong.
    • Surah al imran ver.140: if a wound hath touched you, be sure a similar wound hath touched the others. Such days (of varying) of fortunes) we give to men and men by turns: that God may know those that believe, and that He may take to Himself from your ranks martyr-witness (to truth) and God loveth not those that do wrong.
    • Surah ashoura ver.no40: the recompense for an injury is an injury equal thereto(in degree) : but if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his award is due from God : For (God ) loveth not those who do wrong.

     Allah loves not who trespass beyond limits:------those given to excess
    • Surah al A'raf ver no.55: Call on your Lord with humility and in private: for God loveth not those who trespass beyond bounds.
    • Surah al baqra ver no190: Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; For God loveth not transgressors.
    • Surah al maida ver.no.87: O ye who believe! make not unlawful the good things which God hath made lawful for you, But commit no excess: For God loveth not those given to excess.

     Allah loveth not that evil should be noised but
    • Surah an- nisa ver.no.148: Allah loveth not that evil should be noised abroad in public speech, except where injustice hath been done; for God is He who heareth and knoweth all things.

     Allah loves not who any arrogant boaster
    • Surah al Luqman ver.no.18: " And swell not thy check (for pride) at men,nor walk in insolence through the earth; For God loveth not any arrogant boaster.
    • Surah an-nisa ver.no36: Serve God, and join not any partener with Him; and do good –to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are near, neighbours who are strangers, the companion by your side, the way-farer (ye meet), and what your right hand possess: For God loveth not the arrogant , the vainglorious;-
    • Surah al-nahal ver.no.23: Undoubtedly God doth know what they conceal, and what they reveal. Verily He loveth not the arrogant.
    • Surah al hadeed ver.no23: In order that ye may not despair over matters that pass you by, nor exult over favours bestowed upon you. For God loveth not any vainglorious boaster,-

     Allah loves not the mischief
    • Surah al Baqra ver.no.204-206: There is the type of man whose speech about this world's life may dazzle thee, and he calls God the witness about what is in his heart; yet he is the most contentious of enemies.---------when he turns his back, his aim everywhere is to spread mischief through the earth and destroy crops and cattle. But God loveth not mischief.-------when it is said to him, "fear god" ,he is led by arrogance to (more) crime. Enough for him is hell an evil bed indeed (to lie on).
    • Surah al maida ver no.64: The Jews say: " God's hand is tied up." Be their hands tied up and be they accursed for the (blasphemy) they utter. Nay, both His hands are widely outstretched: He giveth and spendeth (of his bounty) as He pleaseth. But the revelation that cometh to thee from God increaseth in most of them their obstinate rebellion and blasphemy. Amongst them we have placed enmity and hatred till the day of judgement. Every time they kindle the fire of war, God doth extinguish it; but they (ever) strive to do mischief on earth. And God loveth not those who do mischief.
    • Surah al Qasas ver.no.77: " but seek, with the (wealth) which God has bestowed on thee , the home of the hereafter , nor forget thy portion in this world : but do thou good, as God has been good to thee, and seek not (occasions for) mischief in the land : For God loveth not those who do mischief."

     Allah loves not creatures who are ungrateful and wicked
    • Surah al Baqra ver.no276: God will deprive usury of all blessing, but will give increase for deeds of charity: For He loveth not creatures ungrateful and wicked.
     Allah loves not one who given to perfidy and crime:
    • Surah an-nisa ver.no.107: Contend not on behalf of such as betray their own souls; for God loveth not one given to perfidy and crime.

     Allah loves not the wasters:
    • Surah ana'm ver.no.141: It is He who produceth gardens, with trellises and without, and dates, and tilth with produce of all kinds, and olives and pomegranates, similar (in kind) and different (in variety): Eat of their fruit in their season, but render the dates that are proper on the day that harvest is gathered. But waste not by excess: for God loveth not the wasters.
    • Surah al A'raf ver.no.31:O children of Adam ! wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer : eat and drink : but waste not by excess, for God loveth not the wasters.

     Allah loves not the treacherous:
    • Surah al an-anfal ver.no.58: If thou fearest treachery from any group, throw back (their covenant) to them,(so as to be) on equal terms: for God loveth not the treacherous.

     Allah loves not those who exult (in riches)
    • Surah al -Qasas ver.no.76: Qaroun was doubtless, of the people of moses; but he acted insolently towards them: Such were the treasures we had bestowed on him, that their very keys would have been a burden to a body of strong men. Behold, his people said to him: "exult not, for God loveth not those who exult (in riches).
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     Allah produce another people if Muslim turn back from his faith ----Allah will love them and they will love Him
    • Surah al maida ver.no57: O ye who believe ! if any from among you turn back from his faith, soon will God produce a people whom He will love as they will love Him,-lowly with the believers, mighty with the rejecters, fighting in the way of God, and never afraid of the reproaches of such as find fault. That is the grace of God, which He will bestow on whom He pleaseth. And God encompasseth all, and He knoweth all things
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     Greatest thing in life ?
    • Surah ankabut verse no.45: Recite what is sent of the book by inspiration to thee, and establish regular prayer: for prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds; and remembrance of GOD is the greatest (thing in life) without doubt. And GOD knows the (deeds) that ye do.

    Note: The most of the above verses of Quran are SELF explanatory, however you are requested to refer to the translation and commentary. .
    Note: The text of the following verses is the true copy of the text of the translated verses made by Abdullah Yousuf Ali, if found any mistake please correct and inform me.
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    Corrections and suggestions are most welcome

    Thank youYours brother in Islam

    AbdulHameed Khan success_through_koran@yahoo.com

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