Sunday, September 30, 2012

Recharge Your Iman! Crawling To The Masjid ᴴᴰ


Exposing People Online - Sheikh Zahir Mahmood | WARNING | HD


Sunday, September 23, 2012

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


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


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...



~✿~ 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??



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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


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


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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


Sunday, September 16, 2012

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


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


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Prayer is better than sleep الصلاة خير من النوم

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!


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?!”


Friday, September 7, 2012

Do Not Proud


Hasan al basri Adviced


Dua to seek protection from hardships and enemies

Dua to seek protection from hardships and enemies


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.”
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.”


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)


Monday, September 3, 2012

Dua asking for blessings


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Acceptance of Dua

Acceptance of Dua

[Sahih Muslim : Book 35, Number 6593]

Narrated Abu Huraira  (Radi Allah Anhu): Allah's Apostle (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) said:
"The supplication of every one of you is granted if he does not grow impatient and says: I supplicated but it was not granted."

[Sahih Muslim : Book 35, Number 6594]

Narrated Abu Huraira  (Radi Allah Anhu): Allah's Apostle (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) as saying:
"The supplication of one of you is granted if he does not grow impatient and say- I supplicated my Lord but it was not granted."

[Sahih Muslim : Book 35, Number 6595]

Narrated Abu Huraira  (Radi Allah Anhu): Allah's Apostle (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) as saying:
"The supplication of the servant is granted in case he does not supplicate for sin or for severing the ties of blood, or he does not become impatient. It was said: Allah's Messenger, what does:" If he does not grow impatient" imply? He said: That he should say like this: I supplicated and I supplicated but I did not find it being responded. and theu he becomes frustrated and abandons supplication."
Our Lord! accept from us; surely Thou art the Hearing, the Knowing.


Are You A Momin?

The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) said: "A momin does not taunt, does not curse and reproach, does not indulge in obscene talking and obscene acts." [Tirmithi]

Did you make a sarcastic comments to anybody today?
Did you by word or gesture make fun of anyone today?
Did you insult anyone today?
Did you demoralize anybody today?
Did you put someone down for a mistake that they made?
Did you curse anyone today?
Did you say anything vulgar today?
Did you do anything obscene today?

We need to check 'No' next to each of these questions everyday to qualify as a Momineen.

It is one thing to be a Muslim and another to be a Momin.

To be a Muslim is a basic qualification, in other words, you pass.

To be a Momin is a distinction. A Muslim has entered Islam but does not have the Eeman that a Momin posses.


Good Women Are For Good Men Surah An Nuur : 26

الْخَبِيثَـتُ لِلْخَبِيثِينَ وَالْخَبِيثُونَ لِلْخَبِيثَـتِ

Bad statements are for bad people and bad people for bad statements.

وَالطَّيِّبَـتُ لِلطَّيِّبِينَ وَالطَّيِّبُونَ لِلْطَّيِّبَـتِ

Good statements are for good people and good people for good statements:

أُوْلَـئِكَ مُبَرَّءُونَ مِمَّا يَقُولُونَ لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةٌ وَرِزْقٌ كَرِيمٌ

such are innocent of (every) bad statement which they say; for them is forgiveness, and honored provision.

An-Nur : 26

Tasir Ibn Kathir

The Goodness of `A'ishah because She is married to the best of Mankind
Allah says,  

الْخَبِيثَاتُ لِلْخَبِيثِينَ وَالْخَبِيثُونَ لِلْخَبِيثَاتِ وَالطَّيِّبَاتُ لِلطَّيِّبِينَ وَالطَّيِّبُونَ لِلطَّيِّبَاتِ  ...
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Bad statements are for bad people and bad people for bad statements. Good statements are for good people and good people for good statements:
Ibn Abbas said,

"Evil words are for evil men, and evil men are for evil words; good words are for good men and good men are for good words. This was revealed concerning A'ishah and the people of the slander.''

This was also narrated from Mujahid, Ata', Sa`id bin Jubayr, Ash-Sha`bi, Al-Hasan bin Abu Al-Hasan Al-Basri, Habib bin Abi Thabit and Ad-Dahhak, and it was also the view favored by Ibn Jarir.

He interpreted it to mean that evil speech is more suited to evil people, and good speech is more suited to good people. What the hypocrites attributed to A'ishah was more suited to them, and she was most suited to innocence and having nothing to do with them.

Allah said:

...  أُوْلَئِكَ مُبَرَّؤُونَ مِمَّا يَقُولُونَ  ...
such (good people) are innocent of (every) bad statement which they say;
Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam said,

"Evil women are for evil men and evil men are for evil women, and good women are for good men and good men are for good women.''

This also necessarily refers back to what they said, i.e., Allah would not have made A'ishah the wife of His Messenger unless she had been good, because he is the best of the best of mankind. If she had been evil, she would not have been a suitable partner either according to His Laws or His decree.

Allah said:

...  أُوْلَئِكَ مُبَرَّؤُونَ مِمَّا يَقُولُونَ  ...
such are innocent of (every) bad statement which they say;
meaning, they are remote from what the people of slander and enmity say.

...  لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةٌ  ...

for them is forgiveness,
means, because of the lies that were told about them,

...  وَرِزْقٌ كَرِيمٌ ﴿٢٦﴾

and honored provision.
meaning, with Allah in the Gardens of Delight.

This implies a promise that she will be the wife of the Messenger of Allah in Paradise


Oh Beautiful Muslim Women! What Islam Says About Enhancing Our Appearance?

Generally, we as women want to look beautiful. We do not hesitate to spend much money to improve our appearance.

Pluck the eyebrows, dye the hair, paint the nails,  fill the teeth, wear perfume, and so much more! All, so we can look more attractive in front of people.

This behavior is quite natural… however, there are certain things we should know before we improve our appearance.

Be aware and know that  what we cosmetically change does not change or alter God’s creation –which, of course this is not allowed.

So let’s do a quick review of what IS ALLOWED in Islam on beautifying oneself!

Eyebrows plucking or shaving? Allowed OR Not?

Many questions raised about whether shaving the eyebrows is allowed in Islam. Not just once or twice the same question was assigned to Ustadzah in the study in which I participate.

Mentioned in the hadith of Ibn Mas’ud RA, that the Prophet of Allah pbuh said:

“Allah curses the women who make tattoos and those who ask for tattoos, the women who shave their eyebrows and ask her eyebrows shaved, the women who  filling their teeth to make them more beautiful and they are those changing the creation of Allah (hadith narrated by seven narrators).

So, it is clear that to make the eyebrows thinner is haram.

You can also read more about discussions on plucking the eyebrows here.

How about Tattoo?

Tattoo is haram to either for the one who makes tattoo, agree when someone else do for them, or who request it. According to Asy-Syafi’i, part of the body that has tattoo becomes unclean /najis. So if possible it must be removed. Unless if removing the tattoo would cause trouble, danger, destruction, loss of one limb, or serious injury, then it is not obliged to remove it.

To read more about this subject click here.

Tooth Filling

Tooth filing with the intention to have small teeth and more interesting is haram either for those who make it or request to be filled, if the purpose solely for the sake of beauty. But when the purpose is to improve the disgrace or irregular teeth, is allowed. Read some answers here too.

When we can use Perfume?

It is unlawful for a woman using perfume other than to fulfilling her husband’s pleasure only. And you better use a perfume that smells not very provoking.  

As recommended by the Prophet pbuh, which means,

Verily perfumes for men is a strong scent and calm colors, perfumes for women is a striking color and calm scent (hadith narrated by An-Nasai, At-Tirmidzi, and Abu Hurairah).

Source: Fiqhul Mar’ah Al-Muslimah by Ibrahim Muhammad Al Jamal, translation version by Anshori Umar.