Monday, September 10, 2012

My life only hanging by a hair

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و بركاته 
 
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 
 
I was just sitting around when suddenly my eye fell upon a hair hanging off of my dresser, and this thought came to me, that my life is practically just like this hair, its already hanging off the dresser, could fall off any second, and my life similarily could end any second, so is this how I want my last breath to be? Am I ready for death? Then I realized time is running out, and I have sooooooo much to do of my life, so many goals to fulfill, and if I kept on wasting time, I could run out of time and be regretful for ever. Then I decided, that no, this is time, time to bring a change, an everlasting change,
need to make a timetable, and start working on all my goals, I cant let my life end like this.
 
 
 
May ALLAH t3ala give us all the tawfeeq to spend every single second of our life in good,
and accept our a3maal and bless us with a khatimah hasanah with the kalimah on our tongues. aameen thumma aameen!
 
 
Note: I have updated the Sunnah Tab, and will continue to do so every three days, inshaALLAH t3ala!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

عليـك بتقـوى الله إن كنـت عـاقـلاً

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و بركاته

باسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

يأتيـك بـالأرزاق مـن حيث لا تـدري
كيـف تخـشى الفقر والله رازقـــك
وقـد رزق الطيــر والحـوت في البحر
مــن ظـن أن الـرزق يـأتـي بقـوة
ما أكــل العصفــور مـع النســـر
ولا تصاحــب غنيــاً تستعـز بمالــه
وكـن عفيفـاً وعظـم حرمـة الديــن
واستغن بديـن الله عـن دنيا الملوك
كما استغنى الملوك بدنياهـم عن الدين


كـم مـن صحيـح مـات مـن غيـر علـة
 وكم من عليـل عـاش حيـناً من الدهـر
 وكم من فتى أمسى وأصبح ضاحكاً
 وأكفـان تنسـج فـي الغيـب وهـو لا يـدري
خذ القناعة من دنياك وأرض بهـا فإنها
لا تدري إذا جنا الليل هل تعيش إلى الفجر
فمن عاش ألفً أو ألفين
فلابد من يوم يسير فيه إلى القبر
 
 
 
(Taken from an internet source)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Update for the Sisters Quran Hifdh Group!

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و بركاته
 
I have emailed the registration forms to all the sisters that emailed me,
if any sister still wants to participate, she may email me by clicking on the contact me button in the
right side panel إن شاء الله تعالى .
 
There are officially two different groups now:
 
1) Sisters that will be memorizing the whole Quran.
2) Sisters that will only be learning tajweed and memorizing a few surahs.
 
Sisters may take both if they wish.
 
NOTE:  Admissions for the "hifdh group" will always be open, this is an on-going process إن شاء الله تعالى , so if any sister is interested later on, she still may email me. Whenever we recieve new participants, we will assign them to a group.
 
جزاكم الله تعالى أحسن الجزاء 
Duas needed please.
 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Think before you speak!

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و بركاته


Monday, August 13, 2012

A new idea, what do you think? "Sisters looking to memorize the Quran Karim online"

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته،

Well, I have this idea for a while now, and finally
am really thinking of working on it. Ive seen many sisters online looking for hifz partners, or instructors, well Ive been thinking what if I create a hifz/Quran memorization sisters group, in which there will be limited vacancies, in which sisters will be assigned in groups of two/three, who are on the same juz of the Quran Karim, and they will memorize and recite to one another daily (the daily sabaq, previous sabaq, and manzil), and daily reports will be taken from one and every sister, not just about herself, but also her partner, there will be a teacher overlooking the whole system, and there will be surprise tests/check ups, with strict guidelines and rules, etc. Plus, it will all be for FREE! Now instead of looking around for sisters to help, anyone can come here, and they will be given a partner instantly, without any costs.

Well this will be only be available to sisters who are at an advanced level of tajweed, a proper test will be taken before admissions to make sure one is at such a level.

For sisters who only want to memorize the main surahs: (such as yaseen, mulk, sajdah, waqiah, etc), they will be categorized into a bigger group, with a teacher at all times.

and for sisters who are not at an advanced level of tajweed and want to learn, free tajweed classes will be offered by an experienced teacher who has an ijazah, from which one will reach the advanced level inshaALLAH t3ala.

Now this is only an idea, wanted some advice, comments, etc, and inshaALLAH t3ala if I do receive replies, will start to work on this.


If anyone is interested you can email me at "thepathtojannah (at) gmail (dot) com" or just comment below.
If anyone wants to help organize there, I'll be grateful, you can also do as stated: email or comment.
or
if you just want to give ideas, advice, or comment, you are more than welcome.

جزاكم الله خيرا
مع السلامة

The army of forces within oneself

Verily Allah سبحانه و تعالى has created the human being and showed him the two ways (good and evil), which means that he showed him what is wrong for him, and what is right for him. Allah سبحانه و تعالى said: "He inspired it [with discernment of] its wickedness and its righteousness".  In this ayah, Allah سبحانه و تعالى stated wickedness before righteousness, which indicates that the desire to do wrong is instilled in man where as piety is adapted from the surroundings. Who ever contemplates this shall understand that the human being has been created from mud, and one of the attributes of mud is that weed plants grow in it without being planted. Similarly, cotton, rice and wheat are planted unlike shrubs and herbs which grow without the initiative of a farmer, and then he tries to uproot them and terminate their source by spraying them with different types of herbicides. On the other hand, cotton requires lots of continuous hard work up to six months, while weed appears on the earths surface all by itself like an intruder. If the farmer is ignorant towards them, they eventually cause the death of other plants. Like wise, jealousy has always been there in a human being, where as altruism needs to be self-induced, just as greed and stinginess develop by themselves, and it is necessary to implant sacrifice and generosity. In the same way conceit is self created without the help of anything, but humbleness is achieved with constant effort. In a similar manner, darkness is the true origin of the earth while light is created as per stated in the following ayah: "and a sign for them is the night. We withdraw therefrom the day, and behold, they are in darkness." The emphasis lies in the word "نسلخ" (withdrawing) to explain the phenomena of sunset. The word "سلخ" reveals the real origin of any given thing, so when Allah سبحانه و تعالى withdraws day from light, they fall into the original state which is darkness. Therefore as explained before the darkness of sins already exists in man where as the light of good deeds has to be inculcated. Hence, leading men astray does not require much work from Satan as the weed of sins is already embedded. However, the fruit of all things pure like belief, piety, prayer, and truth, and the fields of modesty, responsibility, ties of kinship, and bravery, and the farms of tears from the fear of Allah سبحانه و تعالى and the constant worry for the life in the hereafter require attention, time, effort, and lots of hard work. In order to possess all the previous characteristics patience and lots of struggling is needed, nothing is cultivated overnight, unlike the seeds of sins which are already there within ones soul. The evil does not vanish in the first try, but needs to be under control at all times. When the wind of evil takes its course, it becomes apparent on a human being. The velocity of wind determines whether the effect of the evil in the wind is large or small. The struggle between good and evil in a man is continuous until his last breath, so beware, and dont be oblivious of the evil around you, no matter how strong you are, it will affect you one way or another. If a person finds perfection in himself, by thinking he is flawlessly pious, his biggest problem would be getting lost in the flaws of others and falling under the misconception that he is at a very high status, and this is one of the various punishments of Allah سبحانه و تعالى. When one gets involved in the faults of others, Allah سبحانه و تعالى will make him ignorant of his own. As a result, the seeds of wickedness will start to spread in his heart which will transit him from the beautiful gardens to the wild jungle; full of snakes, spiders, foxes, etc. All types of savage animals, and ugly insects shall surround him, from which there is no escape. Someone whose heart has gone through such a transit will not be able to reverse the effect without the necessary tools for protection and restraining from ones desires to the full extent. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dont pray with khushoo (solemnity) ? No barakah in your time? Don't feel any roohaniyah?

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته 
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 

Whatever a person eats affects his not just his body's system but also his internal self; his soul and heart.
In today's time we have adapted to eating in restaurants so much, we dont think twice, but what we dont realize is how much this food which we eat for pleasure affects us, and how much we lose because of this 10 minute pleasure. many of our shuyookh today avoid eating outside, and why is that? Because, about 99% of the people who cook the food dont do zikr while cooking, and forget zikr, most of them don't even pray! So how can we complain about not being able to pray properly, too much "wasawis" (satanic thoughts; or any world related thought), can't concentrate, dont know why I cant pray with khushoo3 (submissiveness), when 3/4 of the food that is going into our body is empty from the zikr of ALLAH t3ala or made by a person who doesnt even pray?? Will that food ever have any barakah? This is why we complain about not having enough time, and our hearts are so hard...


Our ustad (daamat barakatuhum) told us abut this shaikh who never ate the food made by a person who didnt pray, so one time while he was visiting my ustads city, My ustad asked his wife to make some rotis for the shaikh, and while his wife was making the rotis, another lady joined her, and this lady did not pray, so every roti this lady made, his wife made a (tiny invisible) mark on them so that they can be recognized. Once the rotis were done, My ustaad served these rotis (and he mixed the marked ones with the ones his wife made properly) to the shaikh, after the shaikh sat down to eat, he started seperating the pile in two, and pointed at one pile and said: "I will only eat these rotis, nothing from the other pile", Later when my ustaad looked at the pile that as left, he realized that all of them had the mark on them. This shaikh has reached such a status that now he can tell which food is made by someone who prays, and which food is not just by looking at it, because of he noor and roohaniyah. سبحان الله  تعالى !

may ALLAH t3ala help us in reaching such a status (بالعافيه)! Aameen.

Want to feel this roohaniyah, and pray with khushoo3?
This is how:
Avoid eating any food made outside.
Cook your on food at home by following this way:
Make ablution (wudhu), pray 2 rakah, and make dua, then knead the dough while doing zikr, and dont talk to anyone (unless necessary or dont talk about anything world related), then roll the dough and cook it while doing zikr too. 
Also prepare the food the same way
Just try it out, inshaALLAH t3ala you will definitely see benefits. 

I myself have tried this, and did see a very big benefit, maybe if some of you try this out, and share your experience with me, I'll share too, inshaALLAH t3ala.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Power of Istighfar! *Real life incident*


،السلام عليكم  ورحمة الله   تعالى  وبركاته 
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 


Our ustaadh told us a very inspirational story about istighfaar, so thought I'd post it here, for all to benefit inshaALLAH t3ala!

There was a couple who yearned to have children, but the woman wasnt conceiving. They went to the doctor and got a full check up,
and when the reports came, the doctor told them that it's not possible for them to have children, and there is no cure. 
The Man talked to a shaikh about it, who told him to do lots and lots of istighfar, and upon doing lots of istighfar, the woman became
pregnant, so they both went to the same doctor as before for a check up. Once the doctor was told that she is pregnant, and he took a
test, he became sooo surprised and asked what did they do?? The man told him that they just did a lot of istighfar and ALLAH t3ala
blessed them with this miracle as the doctor told him, that a part in his body was missing before, and now when he checked it was miraculously 
there, so due to the barakat of istighfar ALLAH t3ala gave them a miracle, and made an impossible thing possible. 

Even ALLAH t3ala says: 

"Saying, ´Ask forgiveness from your Lord; for He is Oft-Forgiving;

"´He will send rain to you in abundance;

"´Give you increase in wealth and sons; and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers (of flowing water).

Also, this is a story about Hadhrat Ahmed ubnu Hambal: 
During his old age, while Imam Ahmed was travelling he stopped by a town. After the prayers, he wanted to stay for the night in the masjid yard because he didn’t know anyone in the town. Owing to his humility, he hadn’t introduced himself to anyone thinking that if he did, he would be welcomed by many people.

Failing to recognize Ahmed bin Hanbal, the caretaker of the mosque refused to let him stay in the mosque. As Imam Ahmed was quite old, the caretaker had to drag him out of the mosque. On seeing this, a baker from a nearby place felt pity for this man (Imam Ahmed) and offered to be the host to him for the night. During his stay with the baker, Imam Ahmed observed that the baker would constantly recite Istighfar (seek forgiveness from Allah). Imam Ahmed asked the baker if the constant practice of saying Istighfar had any effect on him. The baker responded by telling Imam Ahmed that Allah had accepted all of his duas (supplications), except one. When he asked him what dua was it that hadn’t been accepted, the baker replied that he had been asking Allah to provide him the privilege to meet the famous scholar Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal.

On this, Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal said that Allah had not only listened to his dua but had dragged him onto his (the baker’s) doorsteps. 

Tafseer Al-Qurtubi states:

A man complained to Al-Hasan about a drought, and he said to him: “Pray to Allah for forgiveness.”

Another man complained to him of poverty and he said to him: “Pray to Allah to forgive you.”

Another man said to him: “Pray to Allah to bless me with a child.” He said: “Pray to Allah for forgiveness.”

Another complained to him that his garden was dry. He said to him: “Pray to Allah for forgiveness.”

He was asked about it and he said: “This is not my personal opinion, for Allah says in Surah Nooh (interpretation of the meaning): ‘Ask forgiveness from your Lord, verily, He is Oft Forgiving; He will send rain to you in abundance. And give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers.” Tafseer Al-Qurtubi (18/301-302)

Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam used to seek forgiveness of Allah swt many many times throughout the day, some say 70 times a day, though he is beloved of Allah swt. How much tawbah and astaghfar are we doing though we all are well aware of what kind of things we have done and said in the past and what kind of things we are capable of doing.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Some hadeeth which make the heart tender!

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته 

We've been studying such beautiful ahaadeeth these days, they literally make your heart tender, just thinking how much ALLAH تعالى loves us, and how merciful he is, سبحان الله ! Here are a few: 

Narrated 'Abdullah: The Prophet said, "I know the person who will be the last to come out of the (Hell) Fire, and the last to enter Paradise. He will be a man who will come out of the (Hell) Fire crawling, and Allah will say to him, 'Go and enter Paradise.' He will go to it, but he will imagine that it had been filled, and then he will return and say, 'O Lord, I have found it full.' Allah will say, 'Go and enter Paradise, and you will have what equals the world and ten times as much (or, you will have as much as ten times the like of the world).' On that, the man will say, 'Do you mock at me (or laugh at me) though You are the King?" I saw Allah's Apostle (while saying that) smiling that his premolar teeth became visible. It is said that will be the lowest in degree amongst the people of Paradise.  (Saheeh Bukhari 575)


Narrated Abu Huraira: Some people said, "O Allah's Apostle! Shall we see our Lord on the Day of Resurrection?" He said, "Do you crowd and squeeze each other on looking at the sun when it is not hidden by clouds?" They replied, "No, Allah's Apostle." He said, "Do you crowd and squeeze each other on looking at the moon when it is full and not hidden by clouds?" They replied, No, O Allah's Apostle!" He said, "So you will see Him (your Lord) on the Day of Resurrection similarly Allah will gather all the people and say, 'Whoever used to worship anything should follow that thing. 'So, he who used to worship the sun, will follow it, and he who used to worship the moon will follow it, and he who used to worship false deities will follow them; and then only this nation (i.e., Muslims) will remain, including their hypocrites. Allah will come to them in a shape other than they know and will say, 'I am your Lord.' They will say, 'We seek refuge with Allah from you. This is our place; (we will not follow you) till our Lord comes to us, and when our Lord comes to us, we will recognize Him. Then Allah will come to then in a shape they know and will say, "I am your Lord.' They will say, '(No doubt) You are our Lord,' and they will follow Him. Then a bridge will be laid over the (Hell) Fire." Allah's Apostle added, "I will be the first to cross it. And the invocation of the Apostles on that Day, will be 'Allahukka Sallim, Sallim (O Allah, save us, save us!),' and over that bridge there will be hooks Similar to the thorns of As Sa'dan (a thorny tree). Didn't you see the thorns of As-Sa'dan?" The companions said, "Yes, O Allah's Apostle." He added, "So the hooks over that bridge will be like the thorns of As-Sa-dan except that their greatness in size is only known to Allah. These hooks will snatch the people according to their deeds. Some people will be ruined because of their evil deeds, and some will be cut into pieces and fall down in Hell, but will be saved afterwards, when Allah has finished the judgments among His slaves, and intends to take out of the Fire whoever He wishes to take out from among those who used to testify that none had the right to be worshipped but Allah. We will order the angels to take them out and the angels will know them by the mark of the traces of prostration (on their foreheads) for Allah banned the f ire to consume the traces of prostration on the body of Adam's son. So they will take them out, and by then they would have burnt (as coal), and then water, called Maul Hayat (water of life) will be poured on them, and they will spring out like a seed springs out on the bank of a rainwater stream, and there will remain one man who will be facing the (Hell) Fire and will say, 'O Lord! It's (Hell's) vapor has Poisoned and smoked me and its flame has burnt me; please turn my face away from the Fire.' He will keep on invoking Allah till Allah says, 'Perhaps, if I give you what you want), you will ask for another thing?' The man will say, 'No, by Your Power, I will not ask You for anything else.' Then Allah will turn his face away from the Fire. The man will say after that, 'O Lord, bring me near the gate of Paradise.' Allah will say (to him), 'Didn't you promise not to ask for anything else? Woe to you, O son of Adam ! How treacherous you are!' The man will keep on invoking Allah till Allah will say, 'But if I give you that, you may ask me for something else.' The man will say, 'No, by Your Power. I will not ask for anything else.' He will give Allah his covenant and promise not to ask for anything else after that. So Allah will bring him near to the gate of Paradise, and when he sees what is in it, he will remain silent as long as Allah will, and then he will say, 'O Lord! Let me enter Paradise.' Allah will say, 'Didn't you promise that you would not ask Me for anything other than that? Woe to you, O son of Adam ! How treacherous you are!' On that, the man will say, 'O Lord! Do not make me the most wretched of Your creation,' and will keep on invoking Allah till Allah will smile and when Allah will smile because of him, then He will allow him to enter Paradise, and when he will enter Paradise, he will be addressed, 'Wish from so-and-so.' He will wish till all his wishes will be fulfilled, then Allah will say, All this (i.e. what you have wished for) and as much again therewith are for you.' " Abu Huraira added: That man will be the last of the people of Paradise to enter (Paradise). Narrated 'Ata (while Abu Huraira was narrating): Abu Said was sitting in the company of Abu Huraira and he did not deny anything of his narration till he reached his saying: "All this and as much again therewith are for you." Then Abu Sa'id said, "I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'This is for you and ten times as much.' " Abu Huraira said, "In my memory it is 'as much again therewith.' "  
(Saheeh Bukhari 577) 


What to do when praised up front

Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu,

Hope all is well with all of you, I recieved a wonderdul email from a friend, so thought I'd share it with you all:

What to do when some one praises you- Mufti Taqi Usmani



(reported from Imam Auza’i  in Shu’ab al -iman of Imam Baihaqi)
Imam Baihaqi reported in Shu'ab al-Iman from Imam Auza’i (R.A) “When some one praises a person infront of him, he should say:

Allahumma anta a’alamu bee minnafsee wa ana a’alamu binafsee minan naas Allaahumma laa tu'aakhidhnee bimaa yaqooloona, waghfir lee maa laa ya'lamoona”

" Oh Allah! You know me better than myself and I know about myself  better than what the people know about me.  Oh Allah do not call me to account for what they say & forgive me for what they have no knowledge of (i.e. my faults and defects)."

The praise of people is not less than a fitnah for those who serve the deen by speech or writing. So, praising in front of the person is prohibited as it gives rise to the disease of vanity. Imam Auza’i has prescribed this du’a to cure it.
Shaykh Dr. Abdul Hai Arifi (R.A)'s advise:

Shaykh Dr. Abdul Hai Arifi (R.A) used to say that if someone praises you, then say in your heart, “Oh Allah! All thanks be to you that you have shown only my virtues to this person, for, if you were to expose my weaknesses and defects, he would hate me.” 

He would also say, “ Desire for fame and praise cannot be satisfied by one’s own effort but it is up to others to fulfill it. Even if it is fulfilled, it is very short lived. Man should think, “what is the benefit achieved from this praise”?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sins..Desires..Self Control.......When oh when will I change??

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته 

There are times, when you keep struggling, you want to change, you want to avoid the sins, and fight the desires, but shaytaan keeps taking over, even your own self leads you to the wrong path while your heart continuously warns and scolds you, you know your sinning, you know ALLAH t3ala is watching, but your so weak, you cant stop yourself, but remember the chances may be coming, but there shall be a last, and without knowing you may take your last step, and as you watch your soul being taken away, you shall regret every breath you wasted, so stop now, repent and change your ways....

(This inspired me to write a little something) 
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Trying so hard to change
but the desires keep coming
You know what your doing is wrong
your heart keeps scolding you
at times you stop and start to cry
and beg ALLAH t3ala for forgiveness
but others shaytaan has total control
you keep on going, thinking you'll be forgiven
you give in even though your feeling so guilty
its alright if you at times fail and repent
but remember that death can approach you whenever
this could be your last chance, 
throw it or keep it, you shall face the consequences
Life is hard, desires are strong, 
your own self can be your biggest enemy
but follow your conscience and try to fight
there will be a day when you shall take over
no good is earned without hard work
and every pain and struggle shall be rewarded
keep turning to ALLAH, ask him to guide you
if you fail, follow with repentance 
Dont let shaytaan enjoy your failure
the road is bumpy, the path is tricky
but the destiny is a sweet one you wont regret
Make the intention, take the first step
if not now, then never
there is no tomorrow, today is the time
ask for forgiveness, and change your ways
The struggle is bitter but the after taste is sweet
To Jannah make your way
once you reach there you shall forget
every sorrow you ever reaped
keep reminding yourself of the hereafter
one day, one day, you will succeed


(I know it doesnt rhyme at all, had no plan of making a poem, was just noting my thoughts...so came out into this mixed up poem looking kinda thingy..)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Munafiqeen!

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

I read some really interesting stuff today so thought I'd share it with you all inshaALLAH t3ala!

Here goes:

You know how when we read about the munaafiqeen in the Quran Karim, the first thing that goes through our mind is, we arent from them, so this isnt about us. Alhamdulillah t3ala We're 100% muslims, welll....We were studying the tafseer of these ayahs: 

إِنَّ الْمُنَـفِقِينَ يُخَـدِعُونَ اللَّهَ وَهُوَ خَادِعُهُمْ
4:142 Verily, the hypocrites seek to deceive Allah, but it is He Who deceives them.
وَإِذَا قَامُواْ إِلَى الصَّلَوةِ قَامُواْ كُسَالَى يُرَآءُونَ النَّاسَ وَلاَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ إِلاَّ قَلِيلاً
And when they stand up for Salah, they stand with laziness and to be seen of men, and they do not remember Allah but little.
مُّذَبْذَبِينَ بَيْنَ ذلِكَ لاَ إِلَى هَـؤُلاءِ وَلاَ إِلَى هَـؤُلاءِ وَمَن يُضْلِلِ اللَّهُ فَلَن تَجِدَ لَهُ سَبِيلاً
4:143 (They are) swaying between this and that, belonging neither to these nor to those; and he whom Allah sends astray, you will not find for him a way.

and here's what it said in their commentary: 

Allah states,
إِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ يُخَادِعُونَ اللّهَ وَهُوَ خَادِعُهُمْ ...
Verily, the hypocrites seek to deceive Allah, but it is He Who deceives them.
There is no doubt that Allah can never be deceived, for He has perfect knowledge of the secrets and what the hearts conceal. However, the hypocrites, due to their ignorance, scarce knowledge and weak minds, think that since they were successful in deceiving people, using Islamic Law as a cover of safety for themselves, they will acquire the same status with Allah on the Day of Resurrection and deceive Him too.
Allah states that on that Day, the hypocrites will swear to Him that they were on the path of righteousness and correctness thinking that such statement will benefit them with Allah.
For instance, Allah said,
يَوْمَ يَبْعَثُهُمُ اللَّهِ جَمِيعاً فَيَحْلِفُونَ لَهُ كَمَا يَحْلِفُونَ لَكُم
On the Day when Allah will resurrect them all together; then they will swear to Him as they swear to you. (58:18)
Allah's statement, وَهُوَ خَادِعُهُمْ  (but it is He Who deceives them) means,
He lures them further into injustice and misguidance. He also prevents them from reaching the truth in this life and on the Day of Resurrection.
Allah said,
يَوْمَ يَقُولُ الْمُنَـفِقُونَ وَالْمُنَـفِقَـتُ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ انظُرُونَا نَقْتَبِسْ مِن نُّورِكُمْ
On the Day when the hypocrites ـ men and women ـ will say to the believers: "Wait for us! Let us get something from your light!'' It will be said: "Go back to your rear! Then seek a light!'' untilوَبِئْسَ الْمَصِيرُ  (And worst indeed is that destination). (57:13-15)
Hadith states;
مَن سَمَّعَ سَمَّعَ اللهُ بِهِ، وَمَنْ رَاءَى رَاءَى اللهُ بِه
Whoever wants to be heard of, Allah will make him heard of, and whoever wants to be seen, Allah will show him.
Allah's statement,
... وَإِذَا قَامُواْ إِلَى الصَّلاَةِ قَامُواْ كُسَالَى ...
And when they stand up for Salah, they stand with laziness.
This is the characteristic of the hypocrites with the most honored, best and righteous act of worship, the prayer. When they stand for prayer, they stand in laziness because they neither truly intend to perform it nor do they believe in it, have humility in it, or understand it. This is the description of their outward attitude!
As for their hearts, Allah said,
... يُرَآؤُونَ النَّاسَ ...
to be seen of men,
meaning, they do not have sincerity when worshipping Allah. Rather, they show off to people so that they gain closeness to them. They are often absent from the prayers that they can hide away from, such as the Isha prayer and the Dawn prayer that are prayed in darkness.
In the Two Sahihs, it is recorded that the Messenger of Allah said,
أَثْقَلُ الصَّلَاةِ عَلَى الْمُنَافِقِينَ صَلَاةُ الْعِشَاءِ وَصَلَاةُ الْفَجْرِ، وَلَوْ يَعْلَمُونَ مَا فِيهِمَا لَأَتَوْهُمَا وَلَوْ حَبْوًا، وَلَقَدْ هَمَمْتُ أَنْ آمُرَ بِالصَّلَاةِ فَتُقَامُ، ثُمَّ آمُرَ رَجُلًا فَيُصَلِّي بِالنَّاسِ، ثُمَّ أَنْطَلِقَ مَعِيَ بِرِجَالٍ مَعَهُمْ حُزَمٌ مِنْ حَطَبٍ، إِلى قَوْمٍ لَا يَشْهَدُونَ الصَّلَاةَ، فَأُحَرِّقَ عَلَيْهِمْ بُيُوتَهُمْ بِالنَّار
The heaviest prayers on the hypocrites are the Isha and Dawn prayers. If they know their rewards, they will attend them even if they have to crawl.
I was about to order someone to pronounce the Adhan for the prayer, then order someone to lead the prayer for the people, then order some men to collect fire-wood (fuel); then I would burn the houses around men who did not attend the (compulsory congregational) prayer.
In another narration, the Prophet said,
وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ، لَوْ عَلِمَ أَحَدُهُمْ أَنَّهُ يَجِدُ عَرْقًا سَمِينًا أَوْ مِرْمَاتَيْنِ حَسَنَتَيْنِ، لَشَهِدَ الصَّلَاةَ، وَلَوْلَا مَا فِي الْبُيُوتِ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ وَالذُّرِّيَّـةِ لَحَرَّقْتُ عَلَيْهِمْ بُيُوتَهُمْ بِالنَّار
By Him, in Whose Hand my soul is, if anyone of them had known that he would get a bone covered with good meat or two (small) pieces of meat between two ribs, he would have turned up for the prayer, and had it not been that the houses have women and children in them, I would burn their homes around them.
Allah's statement,
... وَلاَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللّهَ إِلاَّ قَلِيلاً ﴿١٤٢﴾
And they do not remember Allah but little.
means, during the prayer they do not feel humbleness or pay attention to what they are reciting. Rather, during their prayer, they are inattentive, jesting and avoid the good that they are meant to receive from prayer.
Imam Malik reported that Al-Ala' bin Abdur-Rahman said that Anas bin Malik said that the Messenger of Allah said,
تِلْكَ صَلَاةُ الْمُنَافِقِ،
تِلْكَ صَلَاةُ الْمُنَافِقِ،
تِلْكَ صَلَاةُ الْمُنَافِقِ،
يَجْلِسُ يَرْقُبُ الشَّمْسَ، حَتَّى إِذَا كَانَتْ بَيْنَ قَرْنَيِ الشَّيْطَانِ، قَامَ فَنَقَرَ أَرْبَعًا، لَا يَذْكُرُ اللهَ فِيهَا إِلَّا قَلِيلًا
This is the prayer of the hypocrite, this is the prayer of the hypocrite, this is the prayer of the hypocrite.
He sits watching the sun until when it goes down between the two horns of the devil, he stands up pecks out four Rak`ahs (forAsr) without remembering Allah during them except little.
Muslim, At-Tirmidhi and An-Nasa'i also recorded it.
At-Tirmidhi said "Hasan Sahih''.
Allah's statement,
مُّذَبْذَبِينَ بَيْنَ ذَلِكَ لاَ إِلَى هَـؤُلاء ... 
(They are) swaying between this and that, belonging neither to these,
means that the hypocrites are swaying between faith and disbelief. So they are neither with believers inwardly or outwardly nor with disbelievers inwardly or outwardly. Rather, they are with the believers outwardly and with the disbelievers inwardly. Some of them would suffer fits of doubt, leaning towards these sometimes and towards those sometimes.
كُلَّمَآ أَضَآءَ لَهُم مَّشَوْاْ فِيهِ وَإِذَآ أَظْلَمَ عَلَيْهِمْ قَامُواْ
Whenever it flashes for them, they walk therein, and when darkness covers them, they stand still. (2:20)
Mujahid said; مُّذَبْذَبِينَ بَيْنَ ذَلِكَ لاَ إِلَى هَـؤُلاء ((They are) swaying between this and that, belonging neither to these),
"The Companions of Muhammad,
... وَلاَ إِلَى هَـؤُلاء ...
nor to those:
the Jews.''
Ibn Jarir recorded that Ibn Umar said that the Prophet said,
مَثَلُ الْمُنَافِقِ كَمَثَلِ الشَّاةِ الْعَائِرَةِ بَيْنَ الْغَنَمَيْنِ، تَعِيرُ إِلى هَذِهِ مَرَّةً، وَإِلَى هَذِهِ مَرَّةً، وَلَا تَدْرِي أَيَّتَهُمَا تَتْبَع
The example of the hypocrite is the example of the sheep wandering between two herds, sometimes she goes to one of them, and sometimes the other, confused over whom she should follow.
Muslim also recorded it.
This is why Allah said afterwards,
... وَمَن يُضْلِلِ اللّهُ فَلَن تَجِدَ لَهُ سَبِيلاً ﴿١٤٣﴾
and he whom Allah sends astray, you will not find for him a way.
meaning, whomever He leads astray from the guidance, فَلَن تَجِدَ لَهُ وَلِيًّا مُّرْشِدًا  (For him you will find no Wali (guiding friend) to lead him (to the right path)) (18:17) because, مَن يُضْلِلِ اللّهُ فَلاَ هَادِيَ لَهُ  (Whomsoever Allah sends astray, none can guide him). (7:186)
So the hypocrites whom Allah has led astray from the paths of safety will never find a guide to direct them, nor someone to save them. There is none who can resist Allah's decision, and He is not asked about what He does, while they all will be asked.



Which made me think: What's the difference between us so called muslims, and the munafiqeen?? Sadly, Our prayers are just like ALLAH تعالى has described here...In the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallams time, there was a huge difference between the muslims and the munafiqeens, but in todays time, there is no difference! Our every prayer is delayed, we hardly ever know what we recite in our prayers, never have we actually got up to pray with excitement....May ALLAH t3ala forgive us and make us true muslims with his mercy, bil 3afiyah, aameen thumma aameen.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Life is difficult, but it will pass...

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu,

Jazakumullah t3ala ahsanal jaza to the pass sisters who commented, Ive decided not to close the blog...please keep me in your prayers though...

Now to the post:

For those of you who are going through a difficult time in their life, and don't really know what to do, 
those who have been oppressed, and now find the oppressors having a great happy life and your having just the opposite, 

those of you who literally stayed awake nights trying to cheer up your friends, or making dua for them, and now that you need someone to talk to, she has better things to do...

Its funny how sudden relations come in someones life, and suddenly tear you away from your long time friend...

I dont get it when people know your so hurt about something, and ALLAH t3ala has blessed them in the same thing, and they happily talk about it right in front of you..

(I mean ofcourse I want you to be happy, and Im thankful your not going through what I am, but Im trying to avoid thinking about it, and its kinda difficult, when your always talking about your happy life..right in front of me...well not exactly me, Ive seen people who are being tested in a certain thing, and people happily talking about their happiness right in front of them...then Im sitting there thinking, poor her, she must be feeling so awful inside, even though shes laughing outside...)

For those of you, who are tired of people, and tired of having to act fake, and laugh even when your hearts crying, tired of friends acting like nothings wrong when you need some comfort, but are too shy to say it,

just remember
in all times of difficulty, you may not see someone around you,
but do know ALLAH t3ala is always with you. 

There are only 1 pair of foot prints in the sand, not because he too left you, but because he picked you up in his arms, and those are his not yours..

InshaALLAH t3ala very soon, a time will come, when you will forget every pain your feeling right now..
Keep your trust in him, learn from your tests, that we came to this world alone, we shall die alone, lay in our grave alone, and resurrect alone...this world is not to make friends, but to gain deeds for the hereafter.

We dont need anyone, we need ALLAH t3ala

Whatever ALLAH t3ala has written for us, we shall always praise him, never complain

As long as he is happy with us, we are happy...

May ALLAH t3ala solve everyones worries, and grant you all eternal happiness in this world and the hereafter.

One who has no sadness, can never know the real value of happiness...

Everyone wants happiness
Nobody wants pain
But you cant have a rainbow
without a little rain....

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Deleting blog....

Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi t3ala wa barakatuhu,

Just wanted to let you all know, that Im going to be deleting the blog in a few days...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Do you know???

!السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته 

Do you know?
1400 years back,
somebody loved YOU,
when you were not even there....
Somebody cried for YOU many many nights,
asking ALLAH تعالى for YOUR forgiveness.
He was worried about YOU,
He wanted to save YOU from anything bad.
He wanted nothing but Jannah for YOU!
He had wives, children, friends, and family who adored Him,
but it was YOUR name he kept repeating till his last breath...
Ummati Ummati 
(My Ummah My Ummah)
What have WE done in response to our beloved prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم s' love???
Lets try to follow his sunnah in order to prove our love to him....




(this has absolutely nothing to due with meeladun nabi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, we dont celebrate it)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Getting closer to ALLAH t3ala

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله تعالى و بركاته

Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi t3ala wabarakatuhu,

Many people think just praying is enough....they forget that Islam isnt about duties...its about building a relationship with ALLAH t3ala, getting close to him, and loving him, and when that happens, your life all by itself will come uponthe rules..and duties..etc..

May ALLAH t3ala fill our hearts with his love, and bring us close to him, and give us
the tawfeeq to truly know and recognize him (or give you his true marifat)! 
aameen thumma aameen


How can we get close to him, here are some points that can help: 

- One way that is absolutely helpful in getting closer to ALLAH t3ala is by praying tahajjud, and by tahajjud I dont mean 2 quick jumps which dont even take 2 minutes, by reading the shortest surah possible, with eyes half closed...
By tahajjud I mean Get up about 30 mins to an hour before fajr and revise the longest surah you know, and while then read it in your salah with qirat, and a bit loud so you can hear,and ponder in the meanings, and when you do tasbeeh in rukoo3 and sajdah, read them from your heart, like you mean it....and pray as much as you can like this...

- Another way is to make a connection with ALLAH t3ala, and make plenty and plenty of duas, share everything that goes on in your life with ALLAH t3ala, Like if your worried about something, or something hurt you, instead of going to people, and sharing it with them,
turn to ALLAH t3ala, and tell him everything...slowly as time passes, you will see the relationship thats forming between you and him, 
and will start to enjoy every second you spend talking to him..

- Loads of nawafil, and zikr!

- Theres this particular thing that always sparks his love in me...you know how you read the dua when sitting in a car, bus, ex..Well I read this dua: 

(bismillahi, alhamdulillahi, "subhanalladhi sakhhara lana......' alhamdulillahalhamdulillah alhamdulillah, then this dua "Subhanak inni qad zalamtu nafsi faghfir li fa innahu laa yaghfiru alzunooba illa ant")

so basically after reading this you look at the sky and smile, and the reason to that is because the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam used to do this
so the sahabah asked why he smiled, so he told them that when I asked this dua, ALLAH t3ala replied "Ghafartu laka ya abdi" (I have forgiven you my slave)
and that made me smile...so thats why its sunnahhhh
so every time I do this, My heart is filled with his love, because look after all the sins we do, from just one sentence, ALLAH t3ala forgives us.....

so basically I love to read ahaadeeth like these...They make my relationship with ALLAH t3ala stronger...

- The more you talk about ALLAH t3ala, his blessings, his qudrat (power), and his wonderful qualities characteristics...Your love for him will increase.

- Stay away from sins, tv, music, anything that make the heart die...

May ALLAH t3ala give us all the tawfeeq to act upon these, and may he make all of our relationships with him stronger, and bring us very
very close to him, and fill our hearts with his loveeeeeeeeee and love us backkkkkk!!! aaameeen!