Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Bible of Today = Is it Authentic & Original word of GOD ?



The Bible of Today = Is it Authentic & Original word of GOD ?

Was The Bible Assembled By Vote?
40 AUTHORS & THE HOLY SPIRIT

Most modern day Christians claim the assembly of the Holy

Bible is in fact, a Perfect Book, written by forty (40)

authors, all being inspired by the Holy Spirit, and it has

remained unchanged for thousands of years. I know, because

when I was still a Christian, I used to believe the same

thing.

However, this claim is not really from the Biblical

scholars themselves, but rather by various laymen, being

uneducated in the actual work of working with ancient

documents and it promotes ignorance of the subject. When

this is offered as some type of religious authority, it

provides a deceptive and misleading presentation that is

easily exposed as nonsense and could actually turn the

believers of Christianity away from religion altogether.

SERIOUS CHANGES OVER CENTURIES

The scholars of Canon of the Bible are quick to concede

that the books we know in today's Bible, both in the Old

and in the New Testaments, have undergone very serious

changes throughout the centuries. First year students of

Biblical manuscripts will immediately acknowledge this is

the undeniable case. The Dead Sea scrolls (actually know

as Wadi Qumran scrolls) for example, are clear evidence to

this fact without doubt. Although hidden from the public

for over forty years after discovery, the facts have now

come to light. These scrolls were not something recorded

before the advent of Christ (peace be upon him). But

rather, these are now accurately placed at the very time

of the first century of the Christian Era (C.E.). These

ancient manuscripts demonstrate a number of very different

variations of scripture all being distributed all at the

very same time. Some of these scrolls are noted by present

day scholars to be even more accurate, more extensive and

of much better quality than what we find in our Bibles

today.

What is the Real History of this Book? - The Holy Bible?
Has the Bible always been, as claimed by some, the

unchangeable, uncompromised - Word for word - Letter for

letter - Dot for dot - Word of God, that we know today?

REAL HISTORY

Let's first consider the real history. For centuries there

have been translations in and out of many different

languages, too many to even number. My own library

contains more than a dozen very different translations and

I know of many more in the local Christian book store.

While many Christians would like to think the Bible they

have on the coffee table, in their bookcase, hall closet

(or in the bathroom) is the very same Bible used by the

church for two thousand years, this is simply not true.

ENGLISH BIBLE NOT EVEN 1,000 YEARS OLD

First and foremost, English must be ruled out as an

authentic language for the Bible, as the English language

did not even exist until after the Normans invaded the

Saxxons in the Christian Era 1066 (C.E.) and that is not

even one thousand years ago.

PROTESTANT BIBLE EXISTED
AFTER PROTESTANT REFORMATION

The Protestant Bible with its sixty six (66) books, did

not exist until after there were Protestants. That may

sound a bit humorus, yet many Christians today rely on the

Protestant Bible as though it had come to them directly

from the time of Jesus himself (peace be upon him).

MANY MISTAKES OF
4TH CENTURY LATIN VULGATE

Actually, the Catholic Latin Vulgate is the Bible

translated by Jerome in the Latin language. It dates back

to the fourth century (C.E.) and is currently located in

the Vatican in Rome. Irregardless of its value in

antiquity, the evident mistakes and deviations from the

older manuscripts make it more of a museum spectacle than

a serious reference.

CATHOLIC BIBLE HAS 73 BOOKS

The Catholic Bible has been comprised of seventy three

(73) books for many centuries, athough from time to time,

the Book of Revelations has come under question and been

removed by one council or another and then replace by

other councils at later dates.

PROTESTANT BIBLE HAS 66 BOOKS

Most Protestant Christians seem to think their Bible of

sixty six (66) existed for thousands of years. This is

incorrect. This particular version cannot exit prior to

the advent of Bishop Martin Luther and his followers, all

within the last five hundred (500) years or so.

DEBATES ABOUT BOOKS UNTIL 1647

The word 'canon' refers to specific writings that are

accepted by the Church as being from the 'Devine' source

(God). However, as to which books or writings are

acceptable as canonical and which are not acceptable has

been the subject of debates amongst the Judeo-Christian

leaders for the last two millenium. As already mentioned,

the Catholic Church has maintained over seventy (73) books

in their version, while the Protestant verison limits the

number to sixty six (66) and even then the Protestants did

not agree on which books should be part and parcel o the

Bible up until 1647, at the Assembly of Westminster.

NEWLY ACCEPTED BOOKS

A few of the New Testament Books now accepted (but earlier

rejected) include: Hewbrews, James, 1st Peter, 2nd Peter,

2 John, 3rd John, Jude and the book of Revelations.

ORIGINALLY ACCEPTED BOOKS
(BUT NO MORE)

At one time in earlier manuscripts we find as part of the

New Testament canon (at that time) the inclusion of:

Shepher of Hermas, Epistle of Barnabas, 1st Clement, 2nd

Clement, Epistle to Laodiceans (by Paul) and the Apostolic

Constitions.

JEWS & CATHOLICS ACCEPT
PROTESTANTS DO NOT

There are more than a dozen Books of the Old Testament

accepted by some Jews and for the most part by Greek and

Roman Catholic Churches, yet rejected by the Protestants.

These include: Baruch, Tobit, Judith, Book of Wisdom, Song

of Three Children, History of Susanna, Bel and the Dragon,

Prayer of Manasseh, Ecclesiasticus, 1st Esdras, 2nd

Esdras, 1st Maccabees, 2nd Maccabees, 3rd Maccabees, 4th

Maccabees, 5th Maccabees.

ALL AGREE ON
ONLY 5 BOOKS

Only the first five (5) books, called the Pentateuch, were

accepted by all Jewish and all Christians as being

canonical or Devine. These are the famous first books of

the Old Testament: Genesis; Exodus, Leviticus; Numbers and

Deuteronomy.

LOST BOOKS OF THE BIBLE

While in my father's study, I came across a reference book

for the ancient manuscripts of the Bible. In it I found

listed the "Lost Books of the Bible". I was fascinated

with this and through close examination, I found there

were many other Books or manuscripts I had never heard of.

The authors or writers of the Bible actually had referred

to these works: Book of the Wars of the Lord; Book of

Jasher; Book of the Covenant; Book of Nathan (the prophet,

son of David); Book of Gad; Book of Samuel; Prophecy of

Ahijah; Visions of Iddo; Acts of Uzziah; Acts of Solomon

(son of David); Three Thousand (3,000) Proverbs of

Solomon; A Thousand and Five (1,005) Songs of Solomon;

Chronicles of Kings of Judah; Chronicles of Kings of

Israel; Book of Jehu and the book of Enoch (the first

person to write scripture of God, according to Islamic

traditions).

CANONIZED BIBLE BOOKS
CHOSEN BY POPULAR VOTE

The 'Canonized' Version of the Bible did not exist until

after the Council of Bishops and even then is was still

being debated for many centuries afterward. The books to

be contained in the Holy Word of God, were actually just

chosen by the popular vote, much the same way we would

vote on any public law today. Which brings to mind a

number of complications as to these really having any real

Divine authority. Which bishop was against or for certain

books that did not make it into the final edition (and

why?). What was the reason some endorsed while others

declined on various books?

GOSPELS LEFT OUT

We now come to another very important issue concerning

books, actually 'Gospels' (Greek: 'Good News') of the New

Testament. Why are we now deprived of the 'Good News' of

Thomas? Or Jade? Or Peter? Those were the names of actual

Gospels that were left out of the final version of the

council choices. Along with others such as: The Gospel of

Hebrews; Gospel of the Egyptians; Gospel of Perfection;

Gospel of Judas; Gospel of Thaddeus; Gospel of the

Infancy; Gospel of the Preaching of Peter; Gospel of the

Shepherd of Hermas; The Epislte of Baranabas; Gospel of

the Pastor of Hermas; the Revelation of Peter; the

Revelation of Paul; the Epistle of Clement; the Epistle of

Ignatius; the Gospel of Mary; the Gospel of Nicodemus and

the Gospel of Marcion.

MORE GOSPELS & ACTS LEFT OUT

Did we somehow miss out on all of this "Good News"

(Gospels) by one or two votes? How much did we miss these

by? And then, what about: The Acts of Pilate, Acts of

Andrew; Acts of Mary; Acts of Paul; Acts of Thecia and

even more. Consider what would have happened in the year

365 (C.E.) at the Council of Laodicea, if even one of

those Bishops had voted differently, or maybe not even

shown up on that particular day. A vote or two cast

differently would have produced a very different belief

for millions upon millions of Christians in the last 1600

years.

As a matter of fact, why would we be forced to accept the

voting of some men back 16 centuries ago?

BIBLE NOT REALLY A 'BOOK'
UNTIL 15TH CENTURY

The Gutenberg priniting press brought about a

revolutionary change in reading material that changed the

way people read, learned and understood informaiton as

never before. It was this invention that produced for the

first time, a Bible that could be said to be exactly the

same as other Bibles coming from the same printings on

this press.

At the same time, we become seriously aware of the fact

that prior to this marvelous invention, the Bible was not

in one solid form. Rather it was in pieces in manuscript

form on scrolls and parchments and could not have been

reliabily copied, translated, recopied and transferred

from one parchment to the next without at least some

mistakes, omissions, alterations or errors.

WHAT ABOUT CHANGES? ALTERATIONS? OMISSIONS? DELETIONS?

This begs the question, how easy would it have been to

intentionally change, alter, add or omit certain words,

verses or even whole chapters by church leaders or scroll

keepers in an effort to appease rulers or enforce certain

objectives on the believers?

How could we ever know just how much of the Biblical text

has been altered, changed, deleted or rewritten by the

hand of well meaning (or not-so-well-meaning) monks and

scroll keepers over the centuries?

We are all in a serious condition these days. Atheism is

on the rise amongst many of our youth. And dependency on

drugs, alcoholism, sex, family abuse, adultry, rape,

murder, terrorism, wars and suicides are happening

everywhere. All the while we have people insisting on

reliance to a book, that in all fairness is much more from

mankind than it is from Above.

All the faithful would agree, there must be reliance on

the the Word of the One God Above for solutions to these

problems. But how many will really take a step back to

consider what the correct source for God's Word to mankind

might really be?

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Monday, December 10, 2012

The Man Who Killed a 100 Men


Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Prophet of Allah (PBUH) said: "There was a man from among a nation before you who killed ninety-nine people and then made an inquiry about the most learned person on the earth. He was directed to a monk. He came to him and told him that he had killed ninety-nine people and asked him if there was any chanc
e for his repentance to be accepted. He replied in the negative and the man killed him also completing one hundred. He then asked about the most learned man in the earth. He was directed to a scholar. He told him that he had killed one hundred people and asked him if there was any chance for his repentance to be accepted. He replied in the affirmative and asked, `Who stands between you and repentance?
 
 Go to such and such land; there (you will find) people devoted to prayer and worship of Allah, join them in worship, and do not come back to your land because it is an evil place.' So he went away and hardly had he covered half the distance when death overtook him; and there was a dispute between the angels of mercy and the angels of torment. The angels of mercy pleaded, '
 
This man has come with a repenting heart to Allah,' and the angels of punishment argued, 'He never did a virtuous deed in his life.' Then there appeared another angel in the form of a human being and the contending angels agreed to make him arbiter between them. He said, `Measure the distance between the two lands. He will be considered belonging to the land to which he is nearer.' They measured and found him closer to the land (land of piety) where he intended to go, and so the angels of mercy collected his soul".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

In another version: "He was found to be nearer to the locality of the pious by a cubit and was thus included among them". Another version says: "Allah commanded (the land which he wanted to leave) to move away and commanded the other land (his destination) to draw nearer and then He said: "Now measure the distance between them.' It was found that he was nearer to his goal by a hand's span and was thus forgiven". It is also narrated that he drew closer by a slight movement on his chest.

Commentary:
1. One comes to know from this Hadith that the gate of Taubah is open even for the worst of the sinners; and Allah forgives everyone provided he repents sincerely, the conditions for such repentance have already been discussed.

2. It is the duty of a religious scholar that while discussing a problem, he should keep in mind the psychological aspects of the questioner and adopt a policy which neither causes a change in the Injunction of Allah nor make the sinner reckless in his sins out of frustration.

3. When a situation warrants, angels appear in the form of men on Orders of Allah.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

When Getting Married..?

A professor gave his students some recommendations to consider when getting married. He said:


Ideally, the male must have more than the female in:
- height
- age
- wealth
- education
And the female must have more than the male in:
- beauty
- character
- piety
- love for children

(i.e. she must like children more then her husband because even if her husband desires to have lots of children, she will ultimately be the one who will have to look after them)

Let me know what you think!
 
http://questforthedivine.blogspot.com/search/label/Marriage

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Young Man...!!!

Once there was a very handsome, pious, well educated young man, whose
parents emphasised for him to get married. they had seen so many marriage
proposals, and he had turned them all down. The parents thought it was
becoming a little ridiculous or suspected that he may have someone else in
mind.

However every time the parents left the girls house, the young man would
always say "She's not the one!"

The young man only wanted a girl who was religious and practicing. (Which
was hard to find)? However one evening his mother arranged for him, to meet
a girl, who was religious, and practicing.

On that evening, the young man, and girl, were left to talk, and ask each
other questions. (As one would expect).

The young man, being a gentleman that he was allowed, the lady to ask
first. The young girl asked the young man soooo many questions. She asked
about his life, his education, his friends, his family , his habits, his
hobbies, his lifestyle, his enjoyment, his pastime, his experiences.
Basically everything.

And the young man replied to all of her questions, without tiring, and
politely, with a smile the young girl took up nearly all of the time, over
an hour, and felt bad, and asked the young man, "Do you have any questions?"
The young man said, "It's okay. I only have 3 questions."

The young girl thought, "Wow, only 3 questions. Okay, shoot."

The young man's first question was:

1) Who do you love the most in the world, someone who's love nothing would
ever overcome?

She said, "This is an easy question. my mother."

He smiled.

The second question he asked was:

2) "You said that you read a lot of Qur'an, could you tell me which surahs
you know the meaning of?"

Hearing this she went red and embarrassed and said, "I do not know the
meaning of any yet, but i am hoping to soon. InshAllah. I've just been a bit
busy."

The third question the young man asked was:

3) I have been approached for my hand in marriage, by girls that are
prettier than you, why should I marry you?

Hearing this the young girl was outraged. She stormed off to her parents
with fury and said, "I do not want to marry this man. He is insulting my
beauty and intelligence."

And the young man and his parents, were once again, left without an
agreement of marriage. This time, the young man's parents were really angry,
and said, "What did you do to anger that girl? The family were so nice and
pleasant and they were religious like you wanted. What did you ask the
girl?? Tell us! "

The young man said," Firstly, I asked her, 'Who do you love the most?' She
said her mother."
The parents said "So, what is wrong with that??"
The young man said, "No one, is Muslim, until he loves Allah, and his
Messenger(SAW) more than anyone else in the world.If a woman loves Allah and
the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) more than anyone, she will
love me and respect me, and stay faithful
to me, because of that love, and fear for Allah (swt). And we can share this
love, because this love is greater than lust for beauty."

The young man said, "Then I asked, 'You read a lot of Qur'an, can you tell
me the meaning of any surah?' She said 'No. because I haven't had time yet.'
So I thought of that hadith "ALL humans, are dead except for those who have
knowledge." She has lived 20 years and not found ANY time, to seek
knowledge, why would I marry a woman, who does not know her rights, and
responsibilities, and what will she teach my children, except how to be
negligent, because the woman IS the madrasa (school) and the best of
teachers. And a woman who has no time for Allah, will not have time for her
husband."

The third question I asked her was that a lot of girls prettier than her,
had approached me for marriage. Why should I choose her? That is why she
stormed off, getting angry.

The young man's parents said "That is a horrible thing to say, why would you
do such a thing? We are going back there to apologise."

The young man said. "I said this on purpose, to test whether she could
control her anger. The Prophet(SAW) said "Do not get angry, do not get
angry, do not angry" when asked how to become pious because anger is from
Satan. If a woman cannot control her anger with a stranger she has just
met, do you think she will be able to control it with her husband?"

So, the moral of this story is that a marriage is based on knowledge, not
looks, practice, not preaching, forgiveness, not anger spiritual love, not
lust and compromise One should look for a person who 1) Has love for Allah
(SWT) and the Messenger (SAW). 2) Has knowledge of the deen, and can act
upon it. 3) can control anger and another important and crucial factor: that
she be 4) willing to compromise. *And it goes both ways, so women seeking
a man, should look for the same things. *

-From an email

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tips to wake up for Qiyyamul Layl (Tahajjud)

Compiled from a lecture by Sheikh Riad Ouarzazi
  1. Sincerity: We have to be sincere towards Allah (SWT). The icing on the cake is Qiyam ul Layl. It illuminates our hearts. For those who want to soften their hearts, then pray Qiyam Ul Layl. Only Allah can see you pray Qiyam ul Layl while everyone else is sleeping in the house.

    “Actions are but by intentions and every man shall have only that which he intended.” (Bukhari)

    You want to pray Qiyam ul Layl?

    Then you have to be sincere to be able to wake up for Qiyam ul Layl. Show it to Allah, that you love Him, sincerity by your actions, words and deeds.

    “Whosoever desires (by his deeds) the reward of the Hereafter, We give him increase in his reward, and whosoever desires the reward of this world (by his deeds), We give him thereof (what is decreed for him), and he has no portion in the Hereafter.” (42:20)

    “The goodness of the deeds is related to the goodness of the hearts and goodness of the hearts is related to the goodness of the intention.”

    Conceal acts such as good deeds like Qiyam Ul Layl. 

  2. Virtues of Qiyam ul Layl 

    “The best prayer after the obligatory prayer is prayer at night.” (Sahih Muslim)

    Narrated Abu Huraira:Allah's Apostle said,"When it is the last third of the night, our Lord, the Blessed,the Superior, descends every night to the heaven of the world and says,'Is there anyone who invokes Me (demand anything from Me),that I may respond to his invocation;Is there anyone who asks Me for something that I may give (it to) him;Is there anyone who asks My forgiveness that I may forgive him?' “ (Bukhari)

    Abd-Allah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas (may Allah be pleased with them both), in which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whoever recites ten aayaat (verses) in qiyaam(layl) will not be recorded as one of the forgetful. Whoever recites a hundred aayaat (verses) in qiyaam will be recorded as one of the devout, and whoever prays a thousand aayaat (verses) in qiyaam will be recorded as one of the muqantareen (those who pile up good deeds).” (Reported by Abu Dawood) 

    “There is nothing one enjoys more than Qiyam ul Layl” Pious Preceddesor 

  3. Sleep on the right side: Abu Hurairah narrated : Let him lie down on the right side.

    A special benefit may be derived from this. The heart is on the left side of the chest, and by sleeping on the right side, the heart remains on the top side. One will not have a deep sleep, but will sleep lightly. If one sleeps on the left side, the heart will be at the bottom, which will result in a deep slumber (not good if you want to wake up for fajr ontime)

  4. Perform Wodhu: “While going to bed perform wodhu as if you are going to pray” Abu Dawood.

    There is no Muslim who goes to sleep and remembers Allah in the state of purity.

  5. Sleeping Early: When you go to sleep, sleep with the intention of getting up for qiyam ul layl 

  6. Reciting dua’as before sleeping:

    • Recite Subhan Allah (33 times), Alhamdulillah (33 times) and Allahu Akbar (34 times)

    • Recite Surah Ikhlas, Surah Al Falaq, Surah An Nas and Surah Al Kafiroon 
    • Recite Ayatul Kurs: I will teach you some words by which Allaah will benefit you.’ I said, ‘What are they?” He said, ‘When you lie down in your bed, recite Aayat al-Kursiy, “Allaah! Laa ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists…” [al-Baraqah 2:255 – interpretation of the meaning] until the end of the aayah, then you will have a protector from Allaah and no shaytaan (devil) will come near you until morning comes.’ (Bukhari)
    • It was narrated that Abu Umamah said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said:“Whoever recites Ayat Al-Kursi immediately after each prescribed Prayer, there will be nothing standing between him and his entering Paradise except death.” (Reported by An-Nisai)
  7. Avoiding eating and drinking too much before going to sleep: Stop eating atleast 2 hours before going to sleep. Drink water and milk.  

  8. Avoid Haram: If you cannot pray qiyam ul layl that means you are deprived and restricted and chained by your sins. The sinner does not deserve the honor of praying the Qiyam ul Layl 

  9. Striving to wake up for Qiyyam: Make a team and appoint one person daily to call each other. In this way you will get up.

    One of the cure for relieving stress is Qiyam ul Layl. Wake up at night and cry to Allah and talk to Him. This will help you relieve stress.

    To cure anger, is Qiyam ul Layl
Build the Habit : You can Start with 2 rakahs just before Fajr till it becomes a habit and then move it to 4 rakats

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

٠•●✿ What She wants ✿●•٠·˙

A sister told me once about her future husband she said

❝ I want him running down to the Masjid if he heard the call to prayer

I want him to surprise me one day to a trip like no other a trip to Masjid Al Haram

I want him to wake me up at night .. to stand in front of Allah the Merciful

I want him never miss the Fajir prayer and wakes me up to it and be the best of helpers

I want his face to be illuminated by faith

I want him holding on to the modesty, such as My beloved Messenger Al Mustafa

I want him in time of anger be patient and if he got mad at me, Our day will not pass until everything will be pass with it

I want my heart is worth dedicate it to him only, not before him or after him any person

I want him someday to whisper in my ears and say "I Love you O' My Most prettiest woman in the whole world"

I want him to be my companion in Upper Paradise with the Lord of the high throne ❞

O' Allah bless the believing righteous women with believing righteous husbands and bless the believing righteous men with believing righteous wives ♥ :

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

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Dua For Anxiety, Sorrow, Weakness, Laziness ...

 ( بسم الله الرحمـٰنِ الرحيم )  



I was pondering over a famous Dua (supplication) that the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) used to say at times of anxiety or sorrow, and I realised how wonderful this dua is for Productive Muslims everywhere.

The dua is:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ الْهَمِّ وَالْحُزْنِ وَالْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ وَالْبُخْلِ وَالْجُبْنِ وَضَلَعِ الدَّيْنِ وَغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ

‘O Allaah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being over powered by men.’


If we look at all the six elements that the Dua above is asking Allah for refuge from, we would realise that all of them are anti-Productivity elements that if removed from our lives we can move forward much quicker and be more productive.

Anxiety & Sorrow:

When you’re sad, bothered, or anxious about something, you cannot be productive as your mind is taken over by what’s bothering you. Your thought process is not devoted to anything else except how to get rid of your anxiety or sorrow. Sometimes these anxieties are small, sometimes they are big, but however big/small they are, the moment these anxieties take over your life and blur your thoughts, then you need to make this dua.

Weakness & Laziness:

Weakness is when you cannot do something, and laziness is when you do NOT want to do something. And the two are inter-linked. Most people who are lazy, end up being weak. Because what started off as something you do not want to do, soon becomes something you cannot do and you end up convincing yourself that you cannot ever do. Again, both these illnesses are elements which you need to ask Allah for help in removing because they are detriment to your quality of life. Imagine not being able to achieve or do anything because you are weak or lazy, how pathetic is that for a Muslim? And as in the famous hadeeth: “Seek help from Allah and do not be weak!” That’s the formula, don’t get yourself to the level of “I cannot do it” but seek help from Allah and anything is possible!

Miserliness & Cowardice:

Productivity requires you to spend, not only money, but money, time, and effort. And spending needs courage, because the miserly are usually cowards who fear poverty or fear lack of resources, but the person with courage moves forward fearing nothing but Allah.

The Burden of Debt & Being Overpowered by Men:

There’s nothing more enslaving than the burden of debt, and that’s why there’s a number of dua that Prophet Muhammad taught his followers to remove such social slavery from his people, including one of my favourite duas: ‘O Allaah, make what is lawful enough for me, as opposed to what is unlawful, and spare me by Your grace, of need of others.’ Moreover, debt can also lead you to being overpowered of men described in the dua, which mainly happens when you owe other people something.

Such a beautiful dua should always be in our prayers and prostrations, as we’re not free from all the elements at any one time. Moreover, if you want to know the cause of the above six diseases, the answer is our sins. Nothing else brings about sadness, anxiety, miserliness, cowardice, weakness, laziness and debt except for our sins, so we need to stay guard by firstly reducing our sins and secondly making the above dua abundantly, always.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Must Listen :( its so sad سورة الفجر الشيخ توفيق الصائغ


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القارئ ابراهيم الجبرين ما تيسر من سورة مريم Must See Nice!!


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Beautiful Must See! And Share!!


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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Remove an obstacle


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125. Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Belief has over sixty branches. The best of them is the words, ‘There is no god but Allah’ and the least of them is to remove an obstacle from the road.” [Agreed upon] Riyad as-Salihin

119. Abu Dharr also reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The actions of my community, both good and bad, were displayed before me and I found among their good actions removing obstacles from the road and I found among their bad actions spittle in the mosque which is not buried.” [Muslim] Riyad as-Salihin

122. Abu Hurayra said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘Sadaqa is owed by every limb people have. Every day on which the sun rises in which someone establishes justice between two people is sadaqa. To help a man with his animal and help him onto it is sadaqa. Or to lift his goods onto it is sadaqa. A good word is sadaqa. Every step you take to the prayer is sadaqa. Removing an obstacle from the road is sadaqa.” [Agreed upon] Riyad as-Salihin

How to remove an obstacle?

1. Identify obstacle to be removed. The ability to identify obstacles and understand why they are causing problems is only the first step in removing obstacles.

2. DIY (Do it yourself) -- Deal with the obstacle directly without involving other people. This can be as simple as getting up and moving an the obstacle from the road. e.g

    * picking up a brick or stone from the road,
    * picking up litter as you walking pass,
    * Cleaning up the masjid
    * picking up a small branch that is obstructing traffic. (Be careful and assess if it is safe to do it yourself)

3. Delegate -- Identify the obstacle and give precise instructions for its removal to a person who will directly perform the removal. This can sometimes work if removing an obstacle takes a great deal of time, effort or specialized skills that you yourself do not possess. E.g.

    * Calling the water company when there is a burst pipe,
    * Call the fire station if there is a huge tree in the middle of the road.
    * Call the traffic department if there is something on the highway/freeway.


NB:  Always remember when doing a good deed, have the correct intention/niyyah, do it for Allah’s pleasure with sincerity.  May all our good deeds be accepted. In shaa Allah.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

THE BEAUTIFUL HIJAB

THE BEAUTIFUL HIJAB

Once a brother was driving while visiting in a country, along with his wife. A lady pulled up beside him and started yelling obceneties at him, and asking " why are you doing that to her". She was talking about his veiled wife.


He told her to pullover on the side, and she did.


He said "you asked me a question, I will answer it"


"where is your money he said?"


... Reluctantly she answered "in my wallet"


"where is your wallet?" he asked.


"why? Why do you want to know" she replied.


He said "you asked me a question and I will answer it, I am not going to rob you, just answer the question"


"in my purse" she said.


"where do you keep your purse?"


"Why?" she asked.


"You asked a question and I will answer it, where do you keep your purse?"


"Under the seat in my car" she answered.


"why do you do that?"


"why go through the trouble of putting your money in your wallet, then in a purse, the putting the purse under the seat?"


"To protect it, should someone want to steal it" she said.


"that is why my wife is covered, to protect her."


May ALLAH make it easy for the sisters to wear the Hijab in the CORRECT manner. May the covering of your shroud not be the first time you will wear the Hijab. Aameen.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

"Who Are You?"

The Journey

One day of the many days, there was a man travelling with his Wife and Kids. On the way they met a person standing on the roadside. He asked: "Who are you?"

The man said: "I am 'the Money'."

So the man asked his wife and kids: "Should we ask him to ride with us?"

They all said together: "Yes, of course! Because 'the Money' can help us do anything we want and get anyth...ing we wished." So they took 'the Money' to ride with them. The vehicle continued on its way until they met another person on the road. The Father asked: "Who are you?"

He said: "I am 'the high position and power'."

So the father asked his wife and kids: "Should we ask him to ride with us?"

They all answered in one voice: "Yes, of course! Because with 'the high position and power' we have the ability to do anything we want and own anything we wished." So they took 'the high position and power' with them, and the vehicle continued to finish its trip.

In this way, they met with many people who promised pleasures and desires of life, UNTIL... They met one strange person... The Father asked: "Who are you?"

He said: "I am 'the Deen' (Islam)."

So the father, the wife, and the kids; all of them said in one voice: "No, no, this isn't the time, we desire the pleasures of life and the Dunyah. ‘The Deen' will prevent us and then stop us from all pleasurable things and it will take control of our lives. We will be worn-out from being loyal to it and its teachings. The Halaal and the Haraam, and this thing ‘prayer’ and that thing ‘Hijaab’, and the fasting, and; and; and; and; and; etc, It will be a burden for us!!!"

"But certainly, we will return to pick you up after we enjoy life and everything else in it."

So sadly, they left him behind and the vehicle continued on its trip.

All of a sudden, out of nowhere something appeared in the middle of the road. It was a check-point with the sign saying STOP!!! They found a man gesturing for the father to get out of the vehicle. The man said to the father: "Your trip has ended. Come with me."

The father was shocked with fear and did not say a word. The man said to him: "I am searching for ‘the DEEN’. Is he with you?"

The father answered: "No, I left him not too far back. If you could allow me to go back, I will get him for you."

The man said: "You do not have the ability to go back now. Your trip has ended and there is no returning... going back is impossible."

"But I have ‘The Money’; ‘the high position and power’; My Wife; My Kids; and; and; and; and; and; and; so on."

The man said to him: "Neither will they benefit you now nor will they protect you when you come in front of Allah. Not even one bit! You have left all of them behind. The only one that will help you now is 'The Deen' you know, the one who YOU left behind on the road."

The father asked: "And who are you exactly?"

He replied: "I AM 'the DEATH' - The one who you were heedless of - and the one who you did not think of on your trip!!!"

The father turned around and looked at his vehicle and found his wife taking control and continuing the trip along with all of the passengers besides him. And none of them had stayed behind with him. He was left all alone.

LET US NOT COMPROMISE OUR DEEN FOR THE WORLDLY THINGS. ONLY OUR DEEN WILL ACCOMPANY US BEYOND TH GRAVE. May ALLAH give us the ability to always do the things that will help us on the Day of Reckoning. Aameen

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Clean a masjid

  • The Blessed Prophet(SAW) said, “Whosoever removes adhaa (anything repulsiveor harmful) from the masjid, Allah will make a house for him in Jannah.” (ibn majah)
  • The Blessed Prophet (SAW) once saw phlegm on the wall of the masjid. His face became red with anger. A woman amongst the Ansaar came, removed it, and replaced it with incense.
  • Abu Hurairah narrated that: “A man or a woman used to clean the mosque.” (Most probably a woman according to a sub-narrator). According to another hadith, the Prophet offered her funeral prayer at her grave. [Sahih al-Bukhari: Vol. 1, #450]
  • The Prophet (S) passed by a grave and asked his companions about it. His companions replied it is the grave of Umm Muhjan. The Prophet (S) rebuked them because they did not inform him of her death and then prayed the funeral prayer over her. He then said: ‘Why did you not inform me?’ They replied- you were sleeping and we did not like to wake you’. The Prophet prayed for her and had great respect for her as she used to spend her efforts in cleaning the house of Allah and the Prophet’s masjid.” (Related by Muslim)
  • Abu Malik at-Ash’ari Radi Allah Anhu) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sal-allahu- alleihi-wasallam ) said: Cleanliness is half of faith

Golden masjid clean up by Young Moro Professionals Network

Action plan

1.The masjid is the house of Allah. Ensure it is spotless. It is a place of dawah as well and first impressions last.  Please always keep it clean and tidy especially the ablution areas and the toilets. If you mess water clean up the spillage.

2. Hire someone to maintain cleanliness in the masjid, their job description should be to ensure the masjid is clean and tidy before and after salaah. Donate towards the cleaners salary.

3.  If you see any obstacles, dirt etc in the masjid pick up or clean it and Allah will reward you with a house in jannah.

4. When entering masjid put shoes neatly and don’t throw them all over the place. Put in shoe racks.

5.  Start a clean up committee and get volunteers to clean up masjid weekly and do a good spring clean of the masjid monthly. Set up a meeting with current cleaners and trustees of the masjid and inform them about your intentions. Find out what the cleaning needs are. Have a plan and create a schedule.Allocate a day or salaah for members to be in charge to ensure the masjid is clean. Do a needs analysis.

6. Put posters in and around the masjid as reminders of being clean, not wasting water etc.

7. Smoking is a bad habit but if you insist to smoke in front of the masjid, throw the cigarette buds in a bin.

8. If you are gum chewer please discard it properly or swallow it.

9. Parents if you bringing children to the masjid ensure they well behaved. If they mess up the walls and untidy the place. Clean up or ensure they clean up before you leave.

10. Please try not to eat and drink in the masjid unless it is iftar. Clean up after yourself. If you spill or mess clean up before you leave.

11. If possible make wudu and use the toilet at home before you come to the masjid.  If it is an emergency and you have to use the toilet at the masjid please remember cleanliness is half of faith.

12. If you changing baby diapers don’t change it in the prayer area. Try and ask the trustees to install baby changing area in the bathroom. Don’t leave diapers laying around. Best is to carry diaper waste bags with you and dispose of the diaper at home or in the outside bin of the masjid.

13.  Volunteer to clean your local masjid and make a difference.

14. When entering masjid ensure your shoes, socks, clothes, breath etc are all clean. If it rains or snows and shoes are muddy make sure shoes are clean before entering masjid premises.

15. Encourage recycling at the masjid

16. Make the masjid eco friendly and save electricity.

17. Save water and organise for a borehole to be installed at the masjid and use for ablution etc. don’t waste water while cleaning the masjid.

18. Use green products to clean masjid -- some project green masjid clean recipes

19. Masjid Makeover tasks

  • Donate cleaning agents and equipment
  • Donate vaccum cleaner
  • Clean ablution facility
  • Clean toilets and bathroom
  • Dust window sills, ceilings, ceiling fans
  • Vacuum carpets
  • Laundry of towels, scarfs, burkhas and thobes
  • Ensure there is toilet paper in the toilets
  • Clean windows
  • Sweep courtyard
  • Maintain garden, cut grass and rake/sweep leaves.
  • Ensure sufficient garbage cans around
  • Repair broken things
  • Wash and freshen carpets
  • Arrange books and qurans
  • Ensure there is pest control against rodents etc.
  • Unblock drains and gutters
  • Ensure all taps are working properly and there are no leaks.
  • Paint and repair broken walls
  • Replace the prayer mats
  • Install garbage bins
  • deodorize carpets regularly
  • Install shoe racks
  • Install recycling bins
  • Clean noticeboard

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5 Difficult Sunnahs You Ought To Be Doing

1. Praying Tahajjud or the Night Prayer.

Oh yeah, this one is difficult. It’s hard enough for many Muslims to even get up for Salaatul Fajr (the Dawn Prayer) which is mandatory. It’s certainly no easy thing waking up even earlier for the night prayer. Establishing and maintaining this wonderful act takes great sacrifice and patience.
Which is why the rewards are so plentiful.

In fact, this is one of the few Sunnahs that are endorsed by Allah in the Quran as well as the hadith.

Arise to (pray) the night except for a little. Half of it or subtract from it a little.
Chapter 73, verse 2-3.

2. Making All of The Sunnah Prayers

  • Two Rakaah before Salaatul Fajr; none after.
  • Four Rakaah before Salaatul Dhuhr; two Rakaah after.
  • Four Rakaah before Salaatul Asr; none after.
  • None before Salaatul Maghrib; two Rakaah after.
  • None before Salaatul Isha; two Rakaah after.
  • It is also recommended that you make Salaatul Witr before going to bed. This can also be combined with Tahajjud instead.
3. Fasting on Mondays and Thursdays

Generally, fasting is difficult no matter when you do it. It’s difficult to do it for thirty days straight during Ramadhan. And it’s difficult to do it twice a week outside of Ramadan.
But it is an act that is loved by Allah. So, it is something you should try to make part of your life. After all, this is one action that no one except you and Allah knows about.
People can see you pray. And they can see you give charity. And they can see you read Quran.
But no one can “see” you fast. Even if you tell someone you’re fasting, no one knows the truth except you and Allah. That’s one of the reasons Allah loves this deed so much.
4. Reciting Suratul Kahf on Fridays

Suratul Kahf (the Chapter of the Cave) is a very interesting chapter. It is the 18th chapter of the Quran and includes many lessons and stories. Some of the stories included are:
  • The story of the Companions of the Cave.
  • The story of Musa and Khidhr.
  • The story of Dhul Qarnain and Gog and Magog.
Some of the lessons included are:
  • Leaving the land of disbelief if oppressed for your beliefs.
  • Understanding that all pleasures in this world are temporary.
  • Being patient with Allah’s decree.
  • Signs of the Last Day.

Whoever reads Suratul Kahf on Friday, he will be illuminated with light between the two Fridays. Narrated by Al-Hakim
It’s easy to see the benefits of reciting suratul Kahf every Friday. But actually doing so is not so easy. Some reasons I think many people neglect this action:
  • It’s a fairly long chapter. It takes about forty minutes to read the entire chapter in Arabic with proper Tajweed. Even someone who reads better than I do would probably take at least half an hour.
  • You have to know how to read Arabic and read it pretty well. If you don’t know how to read Arabic or if you’re not very good at it, you’re going to find what takes me forty minutes will probably take you a couple of hours. Not trying to discourage you. Just keeping it real. And no, you can’t read it in English and expect the same reward.
  • People forget. It’s not easy to remember to do something once a week, week in and week out. If it’s done every day, it might be easier to remember. My suggestion, program your cell phone calendar to remind you that it’s Friday and you have to read Suratul Kahf.
  • People are lazy. Plain and simple.
5. Making Two Rakaahs After Every Wudu

Seriously? This one is not even all that difficult. But I’m sure many people don’t do it.

Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, said to Bilal, “O Bilal, tell me what good deed you have done in Islam that I hear the sound of your footsteps in Paradise?” Bilal said, “That after I purify myself during the day or night, I pray with that purification as much as Allah has destined for me.” Related by Bukhari

I can understand why you might want to neglect this deed. If you work in an office building or are in school, it may not be so easy to find a place to make a two rakaah several times a day.

But this is a list difficult Sunnahs, isn’t it?

Don’t be too hard on yourself if you’re not fulfilling any of these. Even though there is great reward in doing them, they are voluntary acts. So there is no punishment if you decide not to do them.

However, rather than neglect them altogether, pick out the ones you think you can do. And then, do it.
It’s really that simple.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Prayer In Congregation

“And seek help in patience and As-Salaah (the prayer) and truly, it is extremely heavy and hard except for Al-Khaashi‘oon [i.e. the true believers in Allaah — those who obey Allaah with full submission, fear much from His punishment, and believe in His Promise (Paradise) and in His Warnings (Hell)].[al-Baqarah 2:45]


The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Prayer in congregation is twenty-seven times better than prayer offered alone.” (Narrated by Muslim, no. 650)


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WHAT IS WRONG WITH US?

WHAT IS WRONG WITH US?


● When we feel angry; we scream instead of doing Wudu.
● When we feel sad; we cry to our friends instead of crying to Allah.
● When we feel stressed; we listen to music instead of listening to Quran.

● When we feel cheated; we plan for revenge instead of having Patience.
● When we feel empty; we go watch a movie instead of doing Zikr of Allah.

WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR PEACE AND HAPPINESS AT THE WRONG PLACES!

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FRENCH CARTOONS | INSULTING #MUHAMMAD (SAW) | SAYFUL ISLAM SPEECH


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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Recharge Your Iman! Crawling To The Masjid ᴴᴰ


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Exposing People Online - Sheikh Zahir Mahmood | WARNING | HD


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Sunday, September 23, 2012

We Only Gonna Increase Love & Support Muhammad ﷺ Sad (Eng Sub) ᴴᴰ


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ᴴᴰ Mufti Menk - Immense Love for the Prophet ﷺ || Very Emotional*


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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dear Brothers And Sisters Attention...

From today & for 3 days all the muslims will stop using Google & Youtube Because they refused to stop showing the film 786, that made fun of our prophet SAW, taking less than 2 min to fwd this msg so that we can answer Allah (SWT) when he asks us what action we took when his beloved (SAW) was insulted?
 
 
Please Pass the msg...


 
 
 

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~✿~ Advantages of Wearing the "NIQAB" ~✿~

This is for girls thinking of wearing the NIQAB.
here are some of the many advantages

✿ You get complete coverage. You are protected from any lustful stares.

✿ When other girls without hijab see you, it might trigger their thinking to think about covering their hair atleast because they will see that as something easier than niqab.

✿ You can walk freely and feel liberated knowing that males cant look at you and theres a limit with their interaction with you - and they know that.

✿ You can encourage young girls to talk about islam. When they see an approachable niqabi it will welcome them into islam.

✿ No one will enjoy your beauty except you and others that are allowed to.

✿ You can feel proud knowing that your not being compared to other girls in terms of beauty.

✿ I feel like its easier to lower your gaze in a niqab. I feel its easier because your face is hidden so you feel like your eyes should be in conduct with your face.

✿ You can segregate yourself from all the trends that come with the Hijab.

✿ It teaches disapline. Imagine a niqabi talking with a loud voice and laughing hysterically? Doesnt look right so you avoid it all together. I like disapline.

✿ You do it all for Allah swt! What could be better??

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Surah Mulk - Sheikh Mishary Alafasy || Memorizing Made Easy || 1080pᴴᴰ


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Demonstration: Rise & Defend The Honour Of Mohammed (saw) - London UK


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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Prophet Muhammad Movie ﷺ :: Innocence of Muslims :: Response from London...


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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Why I Love Him, More Then I Love Me" Muhammad (PBUH) Sad (Eng Sub)


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[FULL] What is Tablighi Jamaat? By Sheikh Mumtaz Ul Haq


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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Prayer is better than sleep الصلاة خير من النوم

Bismilah,
 
Sometimes it really scares me how people so easily talk about how they don’t pray fajr! I don’t know if its me being naive or just so oblivious to what people have come to be, but is it that easy to just not pray fajr? I’m not saying its a piece of cake, its hard, it takes effort and practice. But you gutta put some effort in it right? Ajr doesn’t just doesn’t shower upon us if we don’t want to take the first step.
 
Fajr is what gives our day such a different meaning. For me, when i catch fajr just on time, even though usually i go back to sleep within 10 mins, i wake up feeling fresh. I feel like ‘YES, i woke up a couple hours ago to pray 2 rakah’s. I woke up and got up to worship my Lord.’ Wallahi it gives your day a different feel. 
 
I read this the other:
 
How can the sun of Islam rise again while the sons of Islam are asleep at sunrise.
 
… and not ever before have i read something that shook me so much as this. It is just so true! We sometimes forget the basics, sometimes we focus on the outside form of what Eman is, and what being a ‘Practicing Good Muslim’ is. But initiating the love and eagerness in the hearts of our youth and everyone in our ummah for salatul fajr, is something far more important than hundreds of islamic courses about dawah. 
 
Change starts within. I feel like when you can take care of your prayer, esp salatul fajr, you are superman. You can do anything. You can conquer the world, because whilst the whole world sleeps, you are chosen, you are of the few whom wake up and worship Allah.
 
For me, its the most beautiful feeling ever. To hear the athan call out, i feel like its so personal. Its just me and the muathin. I hear him say:
 
Prayer is better than sleep الصلاة خير من النوم
 
And my heart skips a beat. I love sleeping. I can sleep hours on, and wake up and be willing to take another nap. But when it comes to that part in the athan – every desire to be all cozy and cuddled up in bed goes away. I can be doing that, but if Allah swt has told us that there is more ‘khayr’, more goodness in Salat, than man i’m getting up and not even going to hesitate about it.
 
I say this reminding myself first and foremost about how important Fajr is. It isn’t easy to wake up, but when you do start making it a habit and giving your excuses a black eye… then you will experience the most beautiful eman boost, you will taste the fruits of Eman like you have never before, and you will have an inner alarm that will never allow you to loose that connection with Allah. 
 
I ask Allah to allow us to take care of this precious prayer, to allow us to wake up and never miss it and to allow us to appreciate it and realize how important it is! 
 
 
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

“Don’t Stay in a Haram Relationship

“Don’t stay in a haram relationship with the intention of making it halal someday. Who promised you tomorrow?!”

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Do Not Proud



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Hasan al basri Adviced



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Dua to seek protection from hardships and enemies

Dua to seek protection from hardships and enemies



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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The story of Luqman from the Quran (and Ibn Kathir)

The story of Luqman is mentioned in Sura Luqman (31:12-19). More about Luqman is stated in Ibn Kathir’s book, “Stories of the Prophet”. A summary of that story is stated below.

Luqman Ibn ‘Anqa’ Ibn Sadun or, as stated by As-Suhaili from Ibn Jarir and Al-Qutaibi, Luqman Ibn Tharan, was from among the people of Aylah (Jerusalem). He was a pious man who exerted himself in worship and who was blessed with wisdom.


Sufyan Ath- Thawri narrated from Al-Ash’ath after ‘Ikrimah on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) that he was an Ethiopian slave who worked as a carpenter. Qatadah narrated from Abdullah Ibn Az-Zubair that Jabir Ibn ‘Abdullah when asked about Luqman, said: “He was short with a flat nose. He was from Nubia.”


Yahia Ibn Sa’ id Al-Ansari said after Sa’ id Ibn Al-Musayib that Luqman belonged to the black men of Egypt. He had thick lips and Allah the Almighty granted him wisdom but not prophethood. ‘Umar Ibn Qais and Al-A’mash narrated after Mujahid: Luqman was a huge black slave, thicklipped. While he was preaching a man who used to know him saw him and said: “Aren’t you the slave of so and so who used to look after my sheep not so long in the past?” Luqman said: “Yes!” The man said: “What raised you to this high state I see?” Luqman said: “The Divine Decree, repaying the trust, telling the truth and discarding and keeping silent regarding what does not concern me.” (This Hadith was narrated by Ibn Jarir after lbn Hamid after Al-Hakam.)


Ibn Wahb narrates that Luqman’s answer to the question about what had raised his status that people came to him for advice was: “Lowering my gaze, watching my tongue, eating what is lawful, keeping my chastity, undertaking my promises, fulfilling my commitments, being hospitable to guests, respecting my neighbors, and discarding what does not concern me. All these made me the one you are looking at.” Abu Ad-Darda’ added that Luqman the wise was granted wisdom because he was self-restrained, taciturn, deep-thinking, and he never slept during the day. No one had ever seen him observing trivialities, or foolishly laughing. He was very eloquent and well-versed. He did not weep or cry when all his children died. He even used to frequent the princes and men of authority to mediate. The majority of scholars are of the view that he was a wise man and not a prophet. Moreover, he was mentioned in the Glorious Qur’an and was highly praised by Allah the Almighty Who narrates his advice to his own son in which the first act that he forbids is Shirk (joining others with Allah.)


The Prophet of Allah (S.A.W.S) also referred to Luqman’s saying this to his son,
“O my son! Join not others in worship with Allah, verily joining others in worship with Allah is a great wrong indeed (Luqman, 31:13).


The next advice that Luqman gives to his son and to mankind is taking care of parents. He states their rights over the children and tells the children to be kind to their parents even if they were polytheists. However, it is clarified that they should not be obeyed if they are inviting to polytheism. This is followed by: O my son! If it be (anything) equal to the weight of a grain of mustard seed, and though it be in a rock, or in the heavens or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Verily, Allah is Subtle (in bringing out that grain), Well-Aware (of its place),” i.e., he forbids wrong to the people even in the slightest way, for Allah will bring it forth and bring him to account on the Day of Resurrection.


Abu Sa’id Al- Khudri reported Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.S) as saying: “If any of you performs deeds in a solid rock that has no door or hole, his deeds, whatever they are, will come out (to the public).” 


Luqman’s further advice to his son is: “O my son! Aqim-As- Salah (perform As-Salah), enjoin (on people) Al-Ma’ruf (Islamic Monotheism and all that is good), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief in the Oneness of Allah, polytheists of all kinds and all that is evil and bad),”, i.e., with your hand, with your tongue and if you could not, let it be with your heart (i.e. reject and resent it). Then, he advised him to observe patience, saying: and bear with patience whatever befalls you,” for the enjoining of what is good and forbidding the evil, will probably earn enmity from those who resent being corrected (but, the final reward form Allah would surely be his). Verily, these are some of the important commandments (ordered by Allah with no exemption).” Luqman warns his son against the sin of pride: “And turn not your face away from men with pride,” cautioning against being showy or arrogant. Further, the advice regarding one’s bearing is: nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allah likes not any arrogant boaster.”

Luqman then advises his son to be moderate in his walking: “And be moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your voice,” i.e., if you talk, do not raise your voice very loudly because the braying of the ass is the harshest of all voices.

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated: The Prophet (S.A.W.S) said: “When you hear the crowing of cocks, ask for Allah’s Blessings for (their crowing indicates that) they have seen an angel. And when you hear the braying of donkeys, seek refuge with Allah from Satan for (their braying indicates) that they have seen a Satan” (transmitted by Imam Al-Bukhari in his Sahih).

Other advice given by Luqman has been mentioned in a book titled Hikmat Luqman (Luqman’s Wisdom). From this valuable book, we get the following:
  • “On my son! Verily, wisdom has brought the indigent to the courts of kings” (narrated by Damurah after As-Sariy Ibn Yahia).

  • “O my son! If you come to a people’s setting, start them with salutation (saying As-Salamu ‘Alaikum (Peace be with you)), then, take a side and do not utter a word till they speak. If you find them observing the Remembrance of Allah, join them. But, if they observe anything else, turn away from them and seek others (who remember Allah Almighty)” (narrated by ‘Abdah lbn Sulaiman after Ibn Al-Mubarak after ‘Abdur Rahman Al-Mas’ udi after ‘Aun Ibn ‘Abdullah).

  • “O my son! Take Allah’s Obedience as your trade, and you will gain profits without having any merchandises” (narrated by Saiyar after Ja’far after Malik Ibn Dinar).

  • “O my son! Fear Allah and do not let the people notice that you fear Him to gain honor (from them) while your heart is sinful” (narrated by Abul Ashhab after Muhammad Ibn Wasi’).
  • “O my son! I have never regretted keeping silent. If words are silver, silence is golden” (told by Hasan after Al-Junaid after Sufyan).

  • “O my son! Stay away from evil and it will stay away from you, for evil begets nothing but evil” (told by ‘Abdul Samad and Waki’ after Abul Ashhab after Qatadah).

  • “O my son! Choose between gatherings (of people) precisely! If you find a gathering in which Allah is mentioned, sit yourself with them. Thus, if you are knowledgeable, your knowledge will benefit you; but, if you are ignorant, they will teach you; and if Allah wishes to do them good, you will be benefited therewith.

  • O my son! Do not sit in a gathering in which Allah is not mentioned because if you are knowledgeable, your knowledge will not benefit you; and if you are ignorant, they will add to your ignorance; and if Allah wishes to afflict them with harm, you will be afflicted with them. O my son! Do not rejoice at seeing a strong man who sheds the blood of the faithful, for Allah appoints for him a killer that does not ever die” (narrated by Imam Ahmed after ‘Abdur Rahman Ibn Mahdi after Nafi’ Ibn ‘Umar after Ibn Abu Malikah after ‘Ubaid Ibn ‘Umair).

  • “O my son: Let your speech be good and your face be smiling; you will be more loved by the people than those who give them provisions.” And, he said: “It is stated in the wisdom of the Torah: “Kindness is the head of wisdom.” And, he said: “It is stated in the Torah: “As you show mercy (to others), mercy will be shown to you.” And, he said: “It is stated in the wisdom: “You will gain what you give (or, harvest what you grow).” And, he said: “It is stated in the wisdom: “Love your friend and the friend of your father” (narrated by Abu Mu’awiyah after Hisham Ibn ‘Urwah).

  • Luqman advised his son not to befriend a fool for it might give him the impression that his foolishness is being approved of; and not to anger a wise man for he might distance himself (narrated by Dawud Ibn Rashid after Ibn Al-Mubarak after Mu’amir after Abu ‘Uthman).

  • Luqman was once asked: “Who is the best one in terms of patience?” He said: “It is the one who practices no harm after observing patience.” Then he was asked: “Who is the best one in terms of knowledge?” He said: “It is he who adds to his own knowledge through the knowledge of others. When asked: “Who is the best from among the whole people?” he said: “It is the wealthy.” They said: “Is it the one who has properties and riches?” He said: “No! But, it is the one who is generous in doing good when others seek it from him, and, it is the one who does not need anything from others”(narrated by Abdur Razzaq after Mu’amir after Ayyub after Abu Qulabah).

  • Yazid Ibn Hamn and Waki’ told us after Abul AShhab about Khalid Ar-Rab’i as saying: “Luqman was an Ethiopian slave who worked as a carpenter. One day, his master ordered him to slaughter a goat and bring him the most pleasant and delicious two parts from it. Luqman brought him the tongue and heart. The master asked: “Didn’t you find anything more pleasant than these?” Luqman said: “No!” After a while, the master ordered him to slaughter a goat and to throw away two of the most malignant parts. Luqman slaughtered the goat and threw away the tongue and heart. The master exclaimed and said: “I ordered you to bring me the most delicious parts and you brought me the tongue and heart, and I ordered you to throw away the most malignant parts and you threw away the tongue and heart, how can this be?” Luqman said: “Nothing can be more pleasing than these if they are good and nothing can be more malicious than these if they are malignant.” 
 
  • Dawud Ibn Usaid told us after Isma’il Ibn ‘Ayyash after Damdam Ibn Zar’ah after Shuraih Ibn ‘Ubaid Al-Hadrami after ‘Abdullah Ibn Zaid: Luqman said: “Verily, Allah’s Hand is on the mouths of wise men; none of them speaks but with what Allah assigned for him.” 
 
  • Abdur Razzaq told us after Mu’amir after Ayyub after Abu Qulabah that according to Sufyan Ibn ‘Uyaynah, Luqman was asked: ‘Who is the worst of all people?” He replied: “It is the one who does not feel shame if found committing a sinful deed.” 
 
  • Abu As-Samad reported to us that Malik Ibn Dianr said: I found some pieces of-wisdom as follows: “Allah Almighty scatters and wastes the bones of those who give religious opinions that go with the people’s lusts and desires.” And, “There is no good for you that you learn something new while you do not practice what you have learned previously. This is like a man who gathered a pile of dry wood, then tried to carry it but couldn’t. Thereupon, he collected a second one.”
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Ibn Abu Hatim said: I was told by my father after Al-’Abbas Ibn Al-Walid after Zaid Ibn Yahya Ibn ‘Ubaid Al-Khuza’i after Sa’id Ibn Bashir that Qatadah said: Allah Almighty enabled Luqman to choose between Prophethood and wisdom and he (Luqman) preferred wisdom to Prophethood. Then, Gabriel came while he was asleep and poured the wisdom over him. And, he began to pronounce it the next morning.


Many from among our earlier scholars, foremost among whom were Mujahid, Sa’id Ibn Al-Musayyb and Ibn ‘Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him), were of the viewpoint that Allah’s Statement that reads: “And indeed We bestowed upon Luqman Al- Hikmah (wisdom),” means: discretion and religious understanding. He was not a Prophet and nothing had been revealed to him Al- Wahi (Divine Inspiration).
Quranic Verses related to the story of LUQMAN [Quran: Surah Luqman (31:12-19)]

    • And indeed We bestowed upon Luqman Al-Hikmah (wisdom and religious understanding) saying: “Give thanks to Allah.” And whoever gives thanks, he gives thanks for (the good of) his ownself. And whoever is unthankful, then verily, Allah is All-Rich (Free of all needs), Worthy of all praise.
And (remember) when Luqman said to his son when he was advising him: “O my son! Join not in worship others with Allah. Verily joining others in worship with Allah is a great Zulm (wrong) indeed.
    • And We have enjoined on man (to be dutiful and good) to his parents. His mother bore him in weakness and hardship upon weakness and hardship, and his weaning is in two years – give thanks to Me and to your parents. Unto Me is the final destination.
But if they (both) strive with you to make you join in worship with Me others that of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not; but behave with them in the world kindly, and follow the path of him who turns to Me in repentance and in obedience. Then to Me will be your return, and I shall tell you what you used to do.
    • “O my son! If it be (anything) equal to the weight of a grain of mustard seed, and though it be in a rock, or in the heavens or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Verily, Allah is Subtle (in bringing out that grain), Well-Aware (of its place). 
 
 
    • “O my son! Aqim-As-Salat (perform As-Salat), enjoin (on people) Al-Ma’ruf – (Islamic Monotheism and all that is good), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief in the Oneness of Allah, polytheism of all kinds and all that is evil and bad), and bear with patience whatever befalls you. Verily, these are some of the important commandments (ordered by Allah with no exemption). 
 
    • “And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allah likes not any arrogant boaster. 
 
    • “And be moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your voice. Verily, the harshest of all voices is the braying of the asses.”
 
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Every good action or deed should be started with reciting Bismillah.

Every good action or deed should be started with reciting Bismillah.


Below are quoted some Authentic Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) regarding Bismillah - In the name of Allah:

Saying Bismillah Is Re
commended Before Eating:

The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,

“Say Bismillah, eat with your right hand and eat what is in front of you.”

[Bukhari 7/88, Muslim 2/207, Ahmad 17/92, Muwatta Malik 10/32 and Ibn Majah 1/557]

When Drinking Water:

Ibn Abbas (radiAllahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,

“Do not drink in one gulp like a camel, but in two or three [gulps]. Mention the Name of Allah when you start drinking and praise Him after you have finished [drinking].”

[Fath al-Bari 12/197 and Al-Trimidhi]

At The Beginning Of Ablution:

The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,

“Make Wudu [Ablution] in the name of Allah”

[An-Nasai 1/11 and Ibn Khuzaimah 1/84]

Before Having Sexual Intercourse with one’s wife:

The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,

“If anyone of you, when having sexual intercourse with his wife, says: In the name of Allah. O Allah! Protect us from Satan and also protect what you grant us [i.e. Coming offspring] from Satan and if it is destined that they should have a child, then Satan willnever be able to harm him.”

[Sahih Bukhari 7/94 and Sahih Muslim 2/1058]

When Entering The House:

Jabir (radiAllahu anhu) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) saying,

“If a person mentions the Name of Allah upon entering his house or eating, Satan says, addressing his followers: ‘You will find no where to spend the night and no dinner.’ But if he enters without mentioning the Name of Allah, Satan says [To his followers]; ‘You have found [A place] to spend the night in’, and if he does not mention the Name of Allah at the time of eating, Satan says: ‘You have found [a place] to spend the night in as well as food.’”

[Sahih Muslim 2/206]

When Leaving The House:

The Messenger Of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,

“If anyone of you when leaving the house says In the name of Allah, I trust in Allah, there is no power and might except from Allah. Your needs shall be fulfilled, you shall be saved from difficulties and hardships. Shaitaan hearing these words leaves him.”

[Al-Trimidhi 2/493]

When Slaughtering An Animal:

Anas (radiAllahu anhu) reported that Allah’s Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) sacrificed two horned rams of white color with black markings over them. He also stated:

“I saw him sacrificing them with his own hand and saw him placing his foot on their sides, and recited in the name of Allah and Glorified Him [Bismillah Allahu Akbar].”

[Sahih al-Bukhari 7/133, Muslim 2/181, Abu Dawud 3/230, An-Nasai 7/231, Al-Trimidhi 5/76, Ibn Majah 2120]

When Fighting For The Cause Of Allah:

The Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,

“Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah.”

[Sahih Muslim 2/69]

Recommended Because It Causes Humiliation To The Shaitan:

Abul Malih (radiAllahu anhu) said: I was riding on a mount behind the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam). It stumbled. Thereupon I said: May the devil perish! He said:

“Do not say: May the devil perish! For if you say that, he will swell so much so that he will be like a house, and say: By my power. But say Bismillah for when you say that, he will diminish so much so that he will be like a fly.”

[An-Nasai 6/142, Ahmad 5/59 and Abu Dawud 4946]

Recommended When Night Falls:

Allah’s Apostle (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,

“When night falls stop your children from going out, for the devils spread out at that time. But when an hour of the night has passed, release them and close the doors and mention Allah’s Name, for Satan does not open a closed door. Tie the mouth of your water-skin and mention Allah’s Name; cover your containers and utensils and mention Allah’s Name. Cover them even by placing something across it, and extinguish your lamps. “

[Sahih al-Bukhari 7/527 and Abu Dawud 3722]

When Placing The Body Of The Deceased In The Grave:

The Prophet of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,

“When you are lowering the deceased in the grave you should say In the name of Allah and in accordance to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah.”

[Ahmad 8/58 and Al-Hakim 1/366]

The Virtues Of Saying Bismillah:

Uthman bin Abu al-As Al-Thaqafi (radiAllahu anhu) reported that he made a complaint of pain to Allah’s Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) that he felt in his body at the time he had become Muslim. Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said:

“Place your hand at the place where you feel pain in your body and say in the name of Allah three times and seven times I seek refuge with Allah and with His Power from the evil that I find and that I fear.”

[Muslim 2/280]

When Writing A Letter Bismillah Should Also Be Written:

Abu Sufyan (radiAllahu anhu) said that the contents of the letter were as follows:

“In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, [This letter is] from Muhammad the slave of Allah and His Apostle to Heraclius the ruler of Byzantine. Peace be upon him, who follows the right path. Furthermore I invite you to Islam, and if you become a Muslim you will be safe, and Allah will double your reward, and if you reject this invitation of Islam you will be committing a sin by misguiding your peasants.”

[Bukhari 4/191, Muslim 2/91, Al-Trimidhi 7/500]

“[Queen Sheba] said ‘O chief! Surely an honorable letter has been delivered to me Surely it is from Sulaiman, and surely it is in the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful;’”

(Al-Quran, Surah Al-Naml, Ayahs 29-30)

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