Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Supplication When waking Up.



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O Allah! Controller of the hearts

  `Abdullah bin `Amr bin Al-`As (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:
        The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) supplicated:
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                  "Allahumma musarrifal-qulubi, sarrif qulubana `ala ta`atika
                                 
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              (O Allah! Controller of the hearts, direct our hearts to Your obedience).''
               [Muslim].

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bride's Death in SUJUD ...

Subject : Bride's Death in SUJUD ...
True Strory Told By Shaykh
"Abdul Mohsen al Ahmad",
in ABHA - Saudi Arabia
 
 
True Strory Told By Shaykh
"Abdul Mohsen al Ahmad",
it Happened in Abha (the capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia)
 
" After Performing Salat Al Maghrib,
She Put Her Make-Up,
Wore Her Beautiful White Dress Preparing Herself For Her Wedding Party,
Then She Heard The Adhan Of ‘Ishaa
And She Realized That She Broke Her Wudu
She Told Her Mother :
 “ Mother, I Have To Go To Make Wudu And Pray ‘ Ishaa ”
Her Mother Was Shocked :
 “Are You Crazy ? !!
Guests Are Waiting For You,
To See U !
What About Your Make –Up ?
It Will Be All Washed Away By Water !! ” Then She Added
” I Am Your Mother And I Order You Not To Perform Salah Now !
Wallahi if You Make Wudu Now,
I Will Be Angry At You ”
Her Daughter Replied :
” Wallahi I Won’t Go Out From Here Till I Perform My Salah !
 Mother You Must Know That
" There is No Obedience To Any Creature in Disobedience To The Creator." !!
Her Mother Said :
” What Would Our Guests Say About You When You'll Show Up in Ur Wedding Party Without Make-Up ? !
 You Won’t Be Beautiful in Their Eyes !
 And They Will Make Fun Of You ! ”
The Daughter Asked With A Smile :
” Are You Worried Because I Won’t Be Beautiful in The Eyes Of Creations ?
 What About My Creator ? !
 I Am Worried Because,
if I Miss My Salah,
 I Won’t Be Beautiful in His Eyes
” She Started To Make Wudu,
And All Her Make-Up Was Washed Away,
But She Didn’t Care
Then She Began Her Salah
And At The Moment She Bowed Down
To Make Sujud,
 
She Didn’t Realize That it Will Be Her Last One !
 Yes ! She Died While in Sujud !
 
What A Great Ending For A Muslimah
 Who insisted On Obeying Her Lord !
Many People Who Heard Her Story
Were So Touched !!
 She Put Him And His Obedience
First in Her Priorities,
So He Granted Her The Best Ending
That Any Muslim Would Have !
She Wanted To Be Closer To Him,
So He Took Her Soul in The Place
Where Muslim Are The Closest To Him !
 
SubhanaAllah !
She Didn’t Care if She Would Be Beautiful in The Eyes Of Creatures
So She Was Beautiful in The Eyes Of Her Creator !
 
O Muslim Sister,
 
imagine if You Are in Her Place !
What Will You Do ?
What Will You Choose :
 Pleasing Creations Or Your Creator ?
 
 O Dear Sisters !
 
Do You Guarantee
 
That You Will Live For
 
The Next Minutes ? Hours? Months? !!
 
No One Knows When Their Hour Will Come ?
Or When Will They Meet Angels Of Death ?
 
 So Are You Ready For That Moment ?
 
O Non Hijabi Sister !
 
What Do You Choose :
 Pleasing Yourself By Non Wearing Hijab
 Or Your Lord ?
Are You Ready To Meet Him Without Hijab ?
And What About You,
Sister Who Are “ in Relationship”
Or “ Open Relationship ”,
Are You Ready To Meet Your Lord
Today ? Tomorrow ? !
What Do You Choose Pleasures Of This Dunya Or Pleasures Of Akhirah ?!
 
May Allah Guide Us All To What Pleases Him And Grant Everyone Who is Reading These Lines Good Ending,
Ameen Ya Rabbul Alameen
 
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dua kA talib
S OBAIDULLAH SHAH (PERVEZ)

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Get married because Nikah (Marriage) is Sunnah

Get married----Nikah (Marriage) is Sunnah(way, tradition) of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W- Peace be upon him)


Since family is the basic unit of society, Islam lays great emphasis on the family system and its values. The basis of family is marriage. Islam prescribes rules to regulate family life so that both the spouses can live in tranquility, security and love.

Allah says in Quran

(ومن آياته أن خلق لكم من أنفسكم أزواجا لتسكنوا إليها وجعل بينكم مودة ورحمة إن في ذلك لآيات لقوم يتفكرون):

“And among His Signs is this that He created for you mates (spouses) of your own kind (from among yourself) ,so that you may dwell (live) in tranquility(satisfaction) with them, and He has put love and mercy for one another: Surely in that are Signs for those who reflect(wise people).” (Quran 30:21)


Marriage is one of the most important acts of worship in Islam.Marriage in Islam has aspects of `ibadah (worship) of Allah (God) in the sense that it is in accordance with His commandments that a husband and wife should love and help each other and rear their children to become true servants of Allah (God).Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu layhi Wasallam) has told us how to live as a Muslim, and one of the branches of faith is marriage. It has been thus narrated in a Hadeeth of Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) :


"When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of his religion, so let him fear Allah regarding the remaining half." ( Marriage quotation from Bayhqi)


Allah gives a clear order in the Qur'an:

Marry off those amongst you who are not married (single or people who don't have a spoue) and marry those who are capable of marrying from your male and female slaves. If they are poor (then don't worry) Allah will enrich them out of His grace, Allah (God) is ample giving and All-knowing) . And let those who find not the financial means for marriage keep themselves chaste, until Allah enriches them of His Bounty

(Chapter 24 Sura Noor, Verse 32-33)


Hadhrat 'Abdullah رضي الله عنه narrates that:

"We were with the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) صلي الله عليه و سلم while we were young and had no wealth whatsoever. So Prophet Muhammad صلي الله عليه و سلم said,

"O young people! Whoever amongst you can marry, should marry, because it helps him lower his gaze (looks) and guard his modesty (Nikah is safer for your private parts because Nikah prevents a person from doing zina i.e adultery-fornication), and whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting is a shield for him (from desires)." (Sahih Muslim, Sahih al-Bukhari)


The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) also said:

“Nikah (marriage) is my Sunna (tradtion). He who shuns (avoids, rejects) my Sunna is not of me.” (Muslim)


Prophet Muhammad (S) considered simple weddings the best weddings:

'The best wedding is that upon which the least trouble and expense is bestowed". (Mishkat)


Narrated Anas bin Malik:

Once Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) saw some women and children coming from a wedding party. He got up energetically and happily and said, “By Allah! You (i.e., the Ansar) are the most beloved of all people to me.”

The Book of Wedlock & Marriage -Sahih Bukhari – Book 7, Volume 62, Hadith 109


Nikah is a great bounty from Allah Ta'ala. The affairs of this world and the hereafter are put in order through marriage. There is a lot of wisdom and many benefits in marriage. A person saves himself from sinning and his heart is put at ease. He does not have any evil intentions and his thoughts do not begin to wander and stray. The greatest virtue is that there are only benefits and only rewards in this virtuos act. This is because a husband and wife’s sitting together and engaging in a loving conversation, joking with each other, etc. is better than nafl salat.


Islamic teachings for the selection of a spouse


In islam, Taqwa (piety) of a person is the primary criteria that must be considered while selecting a spouse .As the best of all leaders, the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) knew his community well and understood that there are very real considerations that must be taken into account when selecting a spouse.Therefore, the most comprehensive advice given regarding the choice of a spouse is the teaching of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) who said, on the authority of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him),


"A woman is married for four things: her wealth, her family status, her beauty, and her religion. So you should marry the religious(righteous and pious) woman (otherwise) you will be losers." (Al-Bukhari, Book 62, hadith 27).


A Poor Pious Man is a Better Marriage Suitor than a Rich Man Who is Not Pious


Hadith - Bukhari 7.28, Narrated Sahl

A man passed by Allah's Apostle and Allah's Apostle asked (his companions) "What do you say about this (man)?"


They replied, "If he asks for a lady's hand, he ought to be given her in marriage; and if he intercedes (for someone) his intercessor should be accepted; and if he speaks, he should be listened to."

Allah's Apostle kept silent, and then a man from among the poor Muslims passed by, an Allah's Apostle asked (them) "What do you say about this man?"

They replied, "If he asks for a lady's hand in marriage he does not deserve to be married, and he intercedes (for someone), his intercession should not be accepted; And if he speaks, he should not be listened to." Allah's Apostle corrected the companions and said,

"This poor man is better than so many of the first as filling the earth."


Hadith - Al-Tirmidhi #3090, Narrated Abu Hurairah, r.a.

Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, 'When someone with whose religion and character you are satisfied asks your daughter in marriage, accede to his request. If you do not do so, there will be temptation on Earth and extensive corruption.' [Tirmidhi, Nasa'i and Ibn Majah]
Sayyiduna Ali ibn Abi Talib (Radhiallaahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, ‘Three things should not be delayed; The Salaat when it’s time has set in, the Janaaza Salaat when the deceased is prepared and present and the marriage of an unwedded woman when her Kufu (match) is found.’ (Tirmidhi; Mustadrak Hakim vol.2 pg.162)Imam Haakim and Haafiz al-Dhahabi have graded this Hadith as Sahih (authentic).

May Allah grant us grace to follow the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) and give us spouse whom Allah loves. Amen


Dua for happiness and success in marriage


The Importance of a good wife to her husband (and of course vice versa) is Great to Allah (SWT). Nothing can illustrate the point better than the Qur'anic statement which describes the righteous people as those who pray:


وَالَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا


"Rabba-na hab la-na min azwaji-na wa dhuriyyati-na qurrata a'yunin wa aj'al-na li al muttaqin imama"


"Our Lord! make our spouse and children the joy of our eyes, and make us Leaders of God fearing people” Sura 25-Al-Furqan Verse 74


May Allah give all believing men and women, married or looking to marry, the towfeeq (grace) to be the ideal Muslim husband and the ideal Muslim wife with His Divine help and guidance.

Amen
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

“Why does the Tabligh Jamaat go mostly to Muslims?”

“Why does the Tabligh Jamaat go mostly to Muslims?”
Why does Tabligh Jamaat preach, teach, talk, and walk amongst mostly Muslims. Firstly, many times the Tabligh Jamaat because of their conspicuous nature have to work and give Da'wah to non- Muslims. This happens at bus stops, railway platforms, airport areas and on the road.

Secondly, when someone is doing well in accordance to the Shari'ah, then allow them to carry on. No one is stopping one from giving Da'wah to non-Muslims provided one knows the Shar'i requirements and perimeters for this important responsibility. Thirdly, in the Shari'ah we have many examples to prove that teaching, learning and advising Muslims was done.

1. Allaah instructs reminding because reminding is beneficial for the Muslims: Allaah says:

"Continue advising because advice is beneficial for the Mu'mineen." {Surah Dhaariyaat, verse 55}

"So advise because advice is beneficial." {Surah A'la, verse 9}
"The Mu'mineen men and the Mu'mineen women are supporters (helpers, protectors) of each other. They command (others and each other to do) good, prevent evil, establish Salaah, pay Zakaah and obey Allaah and His Rasool . These are the ones on whom Allaah shall soon shower mercy. Verily Allaah is Mighty, The Wise." {Surah Taubah, verse 71}

From here it is clear that the reminding, advising, admonishing is done by Muslims for Muslims.

2. The gathering of Muslims at Darul Arqam for learning, teaching, advising and practising was done by Muslims, for Muslims. Here the Ameer was none other than Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam.

3. The sending of Hadhrat Mus'ab bin Umayr Radiyallahu Anhu to Madinah to teach Muslims.

4. The sending of Hadhrat Mu’aadh bin Jabal Radiyallahu Anhu to Yemen, as a governor, guide and teacher for the Muslims.

5. Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood Radiyallahu Anhu narrated Ahadeeth once or twice a week to those gathered in Masjid e Nabawi.

6. Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah Radiyallahu Anhu used to stand near the mimbar (pulpit) of Masjid e Nabawi once a week and narrate Ahadeeth.

7. Hadhrat Tameem Daari Radiyallahu Anhu used to narrate Ahadeeth before the Jumu'ah Khutba every Jumu'ah.6 (From this one we prove also that the lecture is given prior to Jumuah Khutba in many countries).

8. Hadhrat Umar Radiyallahu Anhu sent Hadhrat Abu Dardaa Radiyallahu Anhu to Shaam to teach
the Qur'aan and Sunnah to the people.


9. The Mufassireen, Muhadditheen and the Ustaads in all Darul Ulooms as well as the Mashaa'ikh in Khanqahs teach, study, educate, advise and admonish Muslims.

10. Rasulullaah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam once dispatched a group of six Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum to teach the people of a tribe that had accepted Islaam. These Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum were however waylaid at a place called Raj'ee.

11. There is a Hadith in which states, ”convey, perhaps the listener understands more than the speaker” This also refers to Muslims to Muslims. The Muhaaditheen (scholars and compilers of Ahadeeth themselves state that although they are compilers, the ‘fuqahaa’ (jurists) understand the meaning in greater depths.

12. There is an extremely important Hadith which states "convey from me, even if it be an Aayat”
 
This is so general that Muslim and non-Muslims can be inferred there from.

13. This single Hadith is sufficient to relate most, if not all objections regarding Dawat and Tabligh.

SOURCE: 'Tabligh Made Easy' ~Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias~

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What about my Creator?

After performing Salat Al Maghrib, she put on her make-up, wore her beautiful white dress preparing herself for her wedding party, Then she heard the Adhan of ‘Ishaa and she realized that she broke her Wudu...she told her mother:

“Mother, I have to go to make wudu and pray ‘Ishaa”

Her mother was shocked: “Are you crazy?!! Guests are waiting for you, to see u! what about your make –up? It will be all washed away by water!!” then she added
” I am your mother and I order you not to perform salah now! Wallahi if you make wudu now, I will be angry at you”

Her daughter replied : ”Wallahi I won’t go out from here till I perform my salah! Mother you must know that, 'There is no obedience to any creature in disobedience to the Creator!'


Her mother said:”What would our guests say about you when you'll show up in ur wedding party without make-up?! You won’t be beautiful in their eyes! and They will make fun of you!”


The daughter asked with a smile: ”Are you worried because I won’t be beautiful in the eyes of created beings? What about my Creator?! I am worried because, if I miss my salah, I won’t be beautiful in His eyes!”


She started to make wudu, and all her make-up was washed away, but she didn’t care...

Then she began her salah and at the moment she bowed down to make sujud, she didn’t realize that it will be her last one!
Yes! She died while in sujud!

What a great ending for a Muslimah who insisted on obeying her Lord!! She put Him and His obedience first in her priorities, so He granted her the best ending that any Muslim would have! She wanted to be closer to Him, so He took her soul in the place where a Muslim is the closest to Him!

SubhanaAllah!


May Allah guide us all to do what pleases Him and grant everyone who is reading these lines, a good ending, Ameen!



~A True Story - told by Shaykh "Abdul Mohsen al Ahmad", it happened in Abha (the capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia)

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Beautiful Dua

As salamu alwikum wr wb,

"اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لّا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ، خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ، وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتَ، أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتَ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ، وَأَبُوءُ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِر لِي فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ".

Allaahumma 'Anta Rabbee laa 'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta, khalaqtanee wa 'anaa 'abduka, wa 'anaa 'alaa 'ahdika wa wa'dika mas-tata'tu, 'a'oothu bika min sharri maa sana'tu, 'aboo'u laka bini'matika 'alayya, wa 'aboo'u bithanbee faghfir lee fa'innahu laa yaghfiruth-thunooba 'illaa 'Anta.

O Allah, You are my Lord, there is none worthy of worship but You. You created me and I am your slave. I keep Your covenant, and my pledge to You so far as I am able. I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I have done. I admit to Your blessings upon me, and I admit to my misdeeds. Forgive me, for there is none who may forgive sins but You.

Reference:
Whoever recites this with conviction in the evening and dies during that night shall enter Paradise, and whoever recites it with conviction in the morning and dies during that day shall enter Paradise, (Al-Bukhari , An-Nasa'i and At-Tirmithi

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Want to marry but not rich?

Allah says:

"Marry (Waankihoo) those among you who are single, or the virtuous ones among yourselves, male or female: if they are in poverty, Allah will give them means out of His grace: for Allah encompasseth all, and he knoweth all things."

[Surah 24:32]
 
These clear Ayat include a group of unambiguous rulings and firm commands.

﴿وَأَنْكِحُواْ الأَيَـمَى مِنْكُمْ﴾

(And marry those among you who are single (Al-Ayama)....) This is a command to marry. The Prophet said:

«يَا مَعْشَرَ الشَّبَابِ، مَنِ اسْتَطَاعَ مِنْكُمُ الْبَاءَةَ فَلْيَتَزَوَّجْ، فَإِنَّهُ أَغَضُّ لِلْبَصَرِ وَأَحْصَنُ لِلْفَرْجِ، وَمَنْ لَمْ يَسْتَطِعْ فَعَلَيْهِ بِالصَّوْمِ فَإِنَّهُ لَهُ وِجَاءٌ»

(O young men, whoever among you can afford to get married, let him marry, for it is more effective in lowering the gaze and protecting the private parts. Whoever cannot do that, then let him fast, for it is a protection for him.) This was recorded in the Two Sahihs from the Hadith of Ibn Mas`ud. In the Sunan, it was recorded from more than one person that the Messenger of Allah said:

«تَزَوَّجُوا تَوَالَدُوا تَنَاسَلُوا فَإِنِّي مُبَاهٍ بِكُمُ الْأُمَمَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ»

(Marry and have children, for I will be proud of you before the nations on the Day of Resurrection.) The word Al-Ayama, the plural form of Ayyim, is used to describe a woman who has no husband and a man who has no wife, regardless of whether they have been married and then separated, or have never been married at all. Al-Jawhari reported this from the scholars of the (Arabic) language, and the word is applied to men and women alike.

﴿إِن يَكُونُواْ فُقَرَآءَ يُغْنِهِمُ اللَّهُ مِن فَضْلِهِ﴾

(If they be poor, Allah will enrich them out of His bounty.) `Ali bin Abi Talhah reported from Ibn `Abbas: "Allah encouraged them to get married, commanded both free men and servants to get married, and He promised to enrich them.''

﴿إِن يَكُونُواْ فُقَرَآءَ يُغْنِهِمُ اللَّهُ مِن فَضْلِهِ﴾

(If they be poor, Allah will enrich them out of His bounty.) It was recorded that Ibn Mas`ud said: "Seek the richness through marriage, for Allah says:

﴿إِن يَكُونُواْ فُقَرَآءَ يُغْنِهِمُ اللَّهُ مِن فَضْلِهِ﴾

(If they be poor, Allah will enrich them out of His bounty.)'' This was recorded by Ibn Jarir. Al-Baghawi also recorded something similar from `Umar. It was reported from Al-Layth from Muhammad bin `Ajlan from Sa`id Al-Maqburi from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah said:

«ثَلَاثَةٌ حَقٌّ عَلَى اللهِ عَوْنُهُمْ: النَّاكِحُ يُرِيدُ الْعَفَافَ، وَالْمُكَاتَبُ يُرِيدُ الْأَدَاءَ، وَالْغَازِي فِي سَبِيلِ اللهِ»

(There are three whom it is a right upon Allah to help: one who gets married seeking chastity; a slave who makes a contract with his master with the aim of buying his freedom; and one who fights for the sake of Allah.) This was recorded by Imam Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasa'i and Ibn Majah. The Prophet performed the marriage of a man who owned nothing but his waist wrap, and could not even buy a ring made of iron, but he still married him to that woman, making the Mahr his promise to teach her whatever he knew of the Qur'an. And it is known from the generosity and kindness of Allah that He provided him with whatever was sufficient for her and for him.

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