Monday, February 6, 2012

100 Reasons to Wake Up for the Night Prayer - video

As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh! I hope this finds you close to Allah & in the best of health and Iman, Ameen.

Masha Allah, another great video!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Always be Happy....Allah knows what's best for us - video

As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh! I hope this finds you close to Allah & in the best of health and Iman, Ameen.

Masha Allah, so many videos on YouTube make me cry and feel that lump in my throat.  This was a beneficial reminder and I wanted to share.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Reward of Being Pregnant in Islam - video

As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh! I hope this finds you close to Allah & in the best of health and Iman, Ameen.

I subscribe to many channels on YouTube.  I find many beneficial videos that are recommended when I am looking at my subscribed videos.

NO, I'm not pregnant nor do I have any children.  Just wanted to share.

Fundamentals of the Sunnah

As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh! I hope this finds you close to Allah & in the best of health and Iman, Ameen.

AUTHOR: Imaam Abu Bakr Al-Humaydee (Died 219H)SOURCE: His treatise
"Usool-us-Sunnah" [Sahab.Org]PRODUCED BY: Al-Ibaanah (dot)
com<http://al-ibaanah. com/> (the
site is down now, baarak Allaahu feekum)
*Text of the Treatise:*

Bishr bin Moosaa narrated to us, saying: Al-Humaydee narrated to us, saying:

*[Faith in the Divine Pre-Decree]*
* 1.* The Sunnah, in our view, is that: A man believes in *Al-Qadar* (the
Divine Pre-Decree) the good and the evil, as well as the sweet and the
bitter of it. And that a he knows that what befalls him from (Allaahs)
Decree will never miss him, and that what is not decreed for him will never
befall him. And he must believe that all of this is an ordainment from

*[Faith is Speech and Action, and it Increases and Decreases]*
* 2.* Eemaan (Faith) is speech and action. It increases and decreases. And
no statement will be of benefit unless it is accompanied by an action,
neither will a statement or an action be of benefit without the intention,
and neither a statement, action or the intention will be of benefit in the
absence of (one abiding by) the Sunnah.

*[Praise for the Companions]*
* 3.* Asking Allaah to bestow His mercy on all of the Companions of
Muhammad (*sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam*). This is since Allaah said: *And
those who came after them (i.e. after the Companions) say: Our Lord,
forgive us and our brothers who have preceded us in Faith. And do not put
in our hearts any hatred for those who have believed. Our Lord, you are
indeed full of Kindness, Most Merciful.* [Surah Al-Hashr: 10]

One can never believe unless he asks Allaahs forgiveness for them. So
whoever reviles them or belittles them or even just one from among them,
then he is not upon the Sunnah and he has no right to the (war) booty.[1]
We have been informed about this by several sources that Maalik bin Anas (*
rahimahullaah* ) said: Allaah has divided the war-booty amongst *the poor
emigrants who were expelled from their homes and their propertyÂ…* up to
where He said: *Â…And those who came after them, say: Our Lord, forgive us
and our brothers.* [Surah Al-Hashr: 8-10] So whoever does not say this for
them, he is not from those whom Allaah has given a portion of the war-booty

*[The Quraan is the Speech of Allaah]
** 4.* The Quraan is the Speech of Allaah. I heard Sufyaan (bin Uyainah)
say: The Quraan is the Speech of Allaah. And whoever says that it is
created, is an innovator. We did not hear anyone (from the Salaf) saying

*[The Statement of Sufyaan regarding Faith]
** 5.* And I heard Sufyaan say: Eemaan (Faith) is speech and action; it
increases and decreases.

So his brother, Ibraaheem bin Uyainah, said to him: O Abu Muhammad, we dont
hold that it decreases. So Sufyaan became angry and said: Be quiet, child.
- to the point that nothing else came out from him.

*[The Believers will see their Lord on the Day of Judgement]
** 6.* An affirmation that the believers will see Allaah after death.

*[Confirming Allaahs Attributes]
7.* As for what is stated in the Quraan and the Hadeeth, such as: The Jews
say: *Allaahs Hand is tied up. May their hands be tied up* [Surah
Al-Maaidah: 64] and such as: *The heavens will be rolled up in His Right
Hand*[Surah Az-Zumar: 67] as well as whatever resembles that from the
Quraan and the Hadeeth, we do not exceed beyond that nor do we interpret
it. Rather, we stop at where the Quraan and the Sunnah stopped at, and we
say: *The Most Merciful (Allaah) rose over His Throne.* [Surah TaHa: 5]
Whoever claims something other than this is a Muattil (denier of Allaahs
Attributes), a Jahmee. [2]

*[The Difference between Ahlus-Sunnah and the Khawaarij]
8.* We do not say as the Khawaarij say: Whoever commits a major sin has
disbelieved. We do not deem a Muslim to be a disbeliever due to any of the
sins. Rather, disbelief (only) lies in the abandonment of the five (pillars
of Islaam), about which Allaahs Messenger (*sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam*)
said: *Islaam is built upon five things: Testifying that there is no deity
that has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and that Muhammad is the
Messenger of Allaah; (2) Establishing the Prayer; (3) Giving the Zakaat;
(4) Fasting in Ramadaan; (5) and Making the Pilgrimage (Hajj) to Allaahs
house (Kabah).*

*[When does the Proof become established on one who abandons all or some of
the Pillars of Islaam?]
9.* As for three of these pillars, then there is no difference between the
one who abandons any of them. They are not saying the testimony of Faith,
not praying and not fasting. This is because he is delaying part of these
pillars from their proper times. And whoever makes them up after having
neglected them *intentionally* from their proper times will not be

And as for Zakaat, when one does not give it, it will be held against him,
and count as a sin because of his holding it back.

As for Hajj, then whoever is obligated to go on it and has the means to
perform it, then he must go. But it is not obligatory for him to perform it
every year in the case that he has already performed it. When he performs
the Hajj, he is considered as having performed it and he is not counted as
a sinner if he delays it, as is the case with the person who is sinful by
delaying the Zakaat. This is because Zakaat is a right of the needy
Muslims, whom he has withheld it from. So if he performs the Hajj, then he
has fulfilled its obligation. And if he dies, whilst he was present and
able to perform the Hajj but didnt do it, he will be asked to return to the
worldly life (so he can perform it). His family members are obligated to
perform the Hajj on his behalf, and we hope that if they do this, it will
be counted as if he had performed it, in the same manner as if he had a
debt, which was repaid after his death.

*[This ends the treatise, all praise be to Allaah, Lord of the Worlds] *

------------ --------- ---------

[1] *Translators Note:* This refers to the war booty achieved from the
battle against the Jews of Banu An-Nadeer. Commencing from the sixth ayah
of Surah Al-Hashr, Allaah clarifies who is entitled to this war booty, up
until the tenth ayah, which mentions those who come after the Muhaajireen
(emigrants) and the Ansaar (Muslim residents of Madeenah), i.e. the
Companions. So whoever amongst *those who came after them* does not perform
what is indicated in this ayah (10) of asking forgiveness for the Sahaabah,
then he has no right to the war-booty.

[2] *Translators Note:* Imaam Ibn Al-Uthaimeen said about the Jahmiyyah:
They attribute themselves to Al-Jahm bin Safwaan who was killed by Saalim
or Salim bin Ahwaz in the year 121H. Their views on the Attributes of
Allaah consist of ta'teel (denial) and nafee (negation). Regarding Al-Qadar
(Divine Pre-Decree), they hold the opinion that mankind is coerced to do
deeds (al-jabr). Their view on Eemaan is that of Irjaa, which means that
they believe Eemaan is merely the confirmation of the heart, and that
statements and actions are not part of Eemaan. So according to them,
someone who commits a major sin is a believer with complete Eemaan (i.e.
Eemaan does not increase or decrease). So they are the Mu'atazilah,
Jabariyyah and Murjiah all in one and they are divided into many sects. [*Sharh
Lumat-ul-Itiqaad* ]

Friday, February 3, 2012

Verily, Allah Created Mercy

As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh! I hope this finds you close to Allah & in the best of health and Iman, Ameen.

Verily, Allaah created mercy. The day He created it, He made it into 100 parts. He withheld with Him 99 parts, and send its 1 part to all His creatures. Had a disbeliever known of all the mercy which is in the Hands of Allaah, he would not have lost hope of entering Paradise, and had a believer known of all the punishment which is present with Allaah, he would not have considered himself safe from the Hell-fire. The Prophet (Sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), as narrated by Abu Hurairah
radhiAllaahu 'anhu *[Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol.8, Hadith No.476]*

Fasting the White Days of Feb, 2012

As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh! I hope this finds you close to Allah & in the best of health and Iman, Ameen.

 Bismillaah wa-Hamdulillaah was-salaatu was-salaamu 'alaa rasoolilaah
Assalaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh,

Fasting is something which is just for
Allaah, and Allaah will give multiple rewards without measure for it.
The hadeeth says: “[Allaah says:] Fasting is Mine and it is I Who give
reward for it.” (Al-Bukhaari, Fath, no. 1904)

The virtues of Ayyam al-Beed. Here are some ahadeeth.

Jareer ibn ‘Abdullaah radhiyallaahu ‘anhu narrated that the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam said: “Fasting three days of each month is fasting for a lifetime, and ayyam al-beed are the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.” (Narrated by al-Nasaa’i (2420); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, (1040)).

"Beed'' is the plural of "Abyad'' which means white. Three days of 13, 14 and 15 of lunar month are called "Al-Ayyam-ul- Beed''
for the reason that their nights are bright because of the moonlight.
The moon begins to diminish gradually after these days.

Abu Dharr radhiyallaahu ‘anhu said: The Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam said to me: “If you fast any part of the month, then fast the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, (761); al-Nasaa’i, (2424); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, (1038)).

Abu Hurayrah radhiyallaahu ‘anhu said:
“My close friend [i.e., the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be
upon him)] advised me to do three things which I will never give up
until I die: fasting three days each month, praying Duha, and sleeping
after praying Witr.” (al-Bukhaari, 1178; Muslim, 721).

The Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:
‘Shall I not tell you of something that will take away the evil of the heart? Fasting three days of each month.’ (an-Nisaa’i 2/2386)

Insha'Allaah ta'ala, for the month of Rabi` Al-Awwal 1433 Hijri (Feb 2012), Ayyam al-Beed (White Days) will fall on:

13th – Sunday, 05 February 2012

14th – Monday, 06 February 2012
15th – Tuesday, 07 February 2012

In'shaa`Allah let us try to make the effort to fast these three days and be consistent!

Narrated `Aisha bint Abu Bakr (radiAllahu anhumma): The Prophet (salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam) was asked, "What deeds are loved most by Allah?"
He (salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said, "The most regular constant deeds even though they may be few." He added, 'Don't take upon yourselves, except the deeds which are within your ability."

Never Lose Hope in Allah - video

As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh! I hope this finds you close to Allah & in the best of health and Iman, Ameen.

Masha Allah, I came across this on YouTube and wanted to share.

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