Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tafseer: The Parable of Evil Deeds Nullifying Good Deeds


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Allaah تعالى says:

﴿أَيَوَدُّ أَحَدُكُمْ أَن تَكُونَ لَهُ جَنَّةٌ مِّن نَّخِيلٍ وَأَعْنَابٍ تَجْرِى مِن تَحْتِهَا الأَنْهَـرُ لَهُ فِيهَا مِن كُلِّ الثَّمَرَتِ وَأَصَابَهُ الْكِبَرُ وَلَهُ ذُرِّيَّةٌ ضُعَفَآءُ فَأَصَابَهَآ إِعْصَارٌ فِيهِ نَارٌ فَاحْتَرَقَتْ كَذَلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّهُ لَكُمُ الآيَـتِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَفَكَّرُونَ ﴾

{Would any of you wish to have a garden with date palms and vines, with rivers flowing underneath, and all kinds of fruits for him therein, while he is stricken with old age, and his children are weak (not able to look after themselves), then it is struck with a whirlwind with fire therein, so that it is burnt. Thus does Allaah make clear His Ayat to you that you may give thought.} [Surah al-Baqarah (2): 266]

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tafseer: The reason why provision is not increased

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Allaah تعالى says:

﴿ وَلَوْ بَسَطَ اللَّهُ الرِّزْقَ لِعِبَادِهِ لَبَغَوْاْ فِى الاٌّرْضِ وَلَـكِن يُنَزِّلُ بِقَدَرٍ مَّا يَشَآءُ إِنَّهُ بِعِبَادِهِ خَبِيرُ بَصِيرٌ - وَهُوَ الَّذِى يُنَزِّلُ الْغَيْثَ مِن بَعْدِ مَا قَنَطُواْ وَيَنشُرُ رَحْمَتَهُ وَهُوَ الْوَلِىُّ الْحَمِيدُ ﴾

{And if Allaah were to enlarge the provision for His slaves, they would surely rebel in the earth, but He sends down by measure as He wills. Verily, He is, in respect of His slaves, Well-Acquainted, All-Seer (of things that benefit them). And He it is Who sends down the rain after they have despaired, and spreads His Mercy. And He is the Walee (Helper, Supporter, Protector, Lord), the Worthy of all praise.} [Surah al-Shooraa (42): 27-28]]

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ahaadeeth on Etiquettes - Part 8


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


Based on the work of the noble Shaikh al-Albaanee رحمه الله“Silsilatu al-Ahaadeeth al-Saheehah”

53) Ibn `Umar رضي الله عنهما said: There was a time when no one was more entitled to a person’s money than his Muslim brother. Now people love their dirham and dinar more than their Muslim brother. I heard the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم say: “How many a neighbor will be brought together with his neighbor on the Day of Rising! He will say: “Lord, this man closed his door to me and refused to show me common kindness!””

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hadeeth: "Imaan will not be upright until his heart is upright"

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

From Anas bin Maalik رضي الله عنه who said that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “A slave’s Imaan will not be upright until his heart is upright, and his heart will not be upright until his tongue is upright, and a man whose neighbor is not safe from his harm will not enter Paradise.”

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ahaadeeth on Etiquettes - Part 7

 بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Based on the work of the noble Shaikh al-Albaanee رحمه الله“Silsilatu al-Ahaadeeth al-Saheehah”

45) From Jaabir bin `Abdullaah رضي الله عنه that when he صلى الله عليه وسلم used to walk, his Companions would walk ahead of him and would leave the rear for the angels.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ahaadeeth on Etiquettes - Part 6

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Based on the work of the noble Shaikh al-Albaanee رحمه الله“Silsilatu al-Ahaadeeth al-Saheehah”

37) From `Abdullaah bin Amr رضي الله عنه in marfoo` form: “The Most Merciful has mercy upon those who have mercy. Have mercy to those upon the earth and the One above the heavens will have mercy upon you. And the womb (the name ar-rahm – ties of kinship) is derived from al-Rahmaan, so whoever connects it, then Allaah will connect him, and whoever cuts it then, Allaah will cut him off.”

Ahaadeeth on Etiquettes - Part 5


 بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Based on the work of the noble Shaikh al-Albaanee رحمه الله“Silsilatu al-Ahaadeeth al-Saheehah”

28) From `Abdullaah bin `Amr رضي الله عنهما in marfoo` form: “From amongst the most beloved of you to me are those with the best of manners.”

Ahaadeeth on Etiquettes - Part 4


 بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Based on the work of the noble Shaikh al-Albaanee رحمه الله“Silsilatu al-Ahaadeeth al-Saheehah”

21) From Abu Dharr رضي الله عنه, who said: “My companion (the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم) ordered me with seven things: (1) He ordered me to love the poor and be close to them, (2) and he ordered me to look at those below me and not to look at those above me, (3) He ordered me to keep the ties of the womb even if others didn’t want to, (4) he ordered me not to ask anyone for anything, (5) he ordered me to speak the truth even if it was bitter, (6) he ordered me not to fear, for the sake of Allaah, the blame of the blamers, (7) he ordered me to frequently say: لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِlaa hawla walaa quwwata illa billaah” (there is no might or power except with Allaah), for it is from the treasure underneath the Throne. (and in another narration, “it is a treasure from the treasures of Paradise.”)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ahaadeeth on Etiquettes - Part 3


 بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Based on the work of the noble Shaikh al-Albaanee رحمه الله“Silsilatu al-Ahaadeeth al-Saheehah”

16) From Mu`aadh bin Jabal رضي الله عنه that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم sent him to a people, so he said to him صلى الله عليه وسلم: “O Messenger of Allaah! Advise me!” The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Spread the salaam, and offer food, and be shy from Allaah as you would be shy from a man from your family, and follow up an evil deed with a good one, and perfect your manners as much as you can.”

Ahaadeeth on Etiquettes - Part 2


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Based on the work of the noble Shaikh al-Albaanee رحمه الله“Silsilatu al-Ahaadeeth al-Saheehah”


8) From Aaishah رضي الله عنها in marfoo` form: “When Allaah wishes good for the people of a household He enters kindness amongst them.”

[“Musnad” of Imaam Ahmad (6/71) and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Saheehah (1219)]

Ahaadeeth on Etiquettes - Part 1


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Based on the work of the noble Shaikh al-Albaanee رحمه الله: “Silsilatu al-Ahaadeeth al-Saheehah”


1) From Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه in marfoo` form: “Verily I was sent to perfect the noble manners.”

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Make the Dunyaa your slave!


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


A thing to contemplate on: The word “Earth” and “World” have been mentioned numerous times in the Qur'aan. But never once has Allaah praised it.


Narrated Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “This world is cursed and so are all the things in it, except the remembrance of Allaah and that, which He (Allaah) likes, and the scholars and the students.” [Tirmidhee (2322), Ibn Maajah (4112) and graded as “Hasan” by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Saheehah (2797)]

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tafseer: {And say not of those who are killed in the way of Allaah, “They are dead.”}


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

What is meant by Allaah's statement:

وَلاَ تَقُولُواْ لِمَن يُقْتَلُ فِى سَبيلِ اللَّهِ أَمْوَاتٌ بَلْ أَحْيَاءٌ

{And say not of those who are killed in the way of Allaah, “They are dead.” Nay, they are living...} [Surah al-Baqarah (2): 154]

Falsehood Of The Statement: Verily Allaah is Everywhere


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Fatwaa feel-'Aqeedah:

The Statement: Verily Allaah is Everywhere
Al-Imaam Ibn Baaz رحمه الله

Question: A story was mentioned o­n o­ne of the radio broadcasts which stated that a son asked his father about Allaah, so the father responded saying that Allaah is present everywhere... 

The Question: What is the Islamic ruling regarding the likes of this answer?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Importance of seeking Allaah's forgiveness for the Believers


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد


Narrated `Ubaadah bin al-Saamit رضي الله عنه: I heard the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم saying: “Whoever seeks Allaah’s forgiveness for the Believing men and Believing women, Allaah will write for him on behalf of every Believer, man and woman, a good deed.”

[Tabaraanee (2155) and graded as “Hasan” (good) by Shaikh al-Albaanee in Saheeh al-Jami` (6026)]


Narrated Abu al-Dardaa’ رضي الله عنه:  Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم used to say: “The supplication of a Muslim for his brother at his back (in his absence) is responded so long as he makes a supplication for blessings for his brother and the commissioned Angel says: Ameen, and says: May it be for you too!” 

[Saheeh Muslim (4920)]

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Removing The Doubts: Did Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه do injustice to the family of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم?

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Hadeeth #1:

Narrated `Aaishah (mother of the believers) رضي الله عنها: “After the death of Allaah’s Apostle صلى الله عليه وسلم, Faatimah عليها السلام, the daughter of Allaah’s Apostle, asked Abu Bakr Al-Siddeeq رضي الله عنه to give her her share of inheritance from what Allaah’s Apostle had left of the Fai (i.e. booty gained without fighting) which Allaah had given him. Abu Bakr said to her: “Allaah’s Apostle صلى الله عليه وسلم said: ‘Our property will not be inherited, whatever we (i.e. prophets) leave is sadaqah (to be used for charity)’”. Faatimah عليها السلام, the daughter of Allaah’s Apostle got angry and stopped speaking to Abu Bakr, and continued assuming that attitude till she died. Faatimah عليها السلام remained alive for six months after the death of Allaah’s Apostle صلى الله عليه وسلم. She used to ask Abu Bakr for her share from the property of Allaah’s Apostle which he left at Khaibar, and Fadak, and his property at Madeenah (devoted for charity). Abu Bakr refused to give her that property and said: “I will not leave anything Allaah’s Apostle used to do, because I am afraid that if I left something from the Prophet’s tradition, then I would go astray.” (Later on) `Umar gave the Prophet's property (of sadaqa) at Madeenah to `Alee and `Abbaas, but he withheld the properties of Khaibar and Fadak in his custody and said: “These two properties are the sadaqah which Allaah’s Apostle صلى الله عليه وسلم used to use for his expenditures and urgent needs. Now their management is to be entrusted to the ruler.” (Al-Zuhree (d. 52H) said: “They have been managed in this way till today.”) [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (3091) and Saheeh Muslim (3311)]

Imaam al-Bukhaaree: How to achieve unity?

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Imaam al-Bukhaaree رحمه الله said:

I met more than a thousand men amongst the people of knowledge from the people of al-Hijaaz, al-Makkah, al-Madinah, al-Koofah, al-Basrah, Waasit, Baghdaad, Shaam and Misr... and I never saw a single one of them differ with respect to the following matters...

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Sunnah is to say جزاك الله خيرا


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد



The Sunnah is to say جزاك الله خيرا (Jazak Allaahu khair). But we find people saying “Jazak Allaah” only or Jazaks or JAK or JZK– which doesn’t mean anything. So, stick to the Sunnah and avoid falling short of it.

Usaamah bin Zaid رضي الله عنه said: The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

من صنع إليه معروف ، فقال لفاعله : جزاك الله خيرا ، فقد أبلغ في الثناء

“Whoever has a favor done for him and says Jazaak Allaahu khayran (Allaah reward you with good) has done his utmost to thank him.”

[Narrated by al-Tirmidhee (2035) and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee in Saheeh al-Tirmidhee]

Hadeeth: Tawakkul


بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد



It is imperative that a person realizes that Tawakkul does not mean leaving the actions that are necessary to achieve one’s goal. On the contrary, Tawakkul necessitates that a person strives with all efforts & in all permissible ways to achieve what is desired, all the while realizing that such efforts will not produce the desired results unless Allaah has already Willed it.

Anas bin Maalik said رضي الله عنه: “A man said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah, should I tie it (the camel) and make tawakkul, or let it go free and make tawakkul?' He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Tie it and make tawakkul.” [At-Tirmidhee (2517) and graded as “Hasan” (good) by Shaikh al-Albaanee]