Anonymous asked: How mush fitra this year
I’m sorry I’m not quite sure of what you’re asking?
Anonymous asked: Assalamualaikum, please don't stop posting :(
AAAHH yurrrr killin meeehhh.. -_-‘
lol insha’Allah if I can get someone to help me out here I would not mind posting on a daily basis but for me as one person, it honestly gets too much with all of my other responsibilities. :(
Anonymous asked: Asalam o Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakat! Have you already done one on Jinn and I just missed it?
Walaykumasalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu..
How is it that someone is still reading this blog!? SubhanAllah! May Allah reward you
As far as I remember, I did. I remember because I did jinns, angels (malaika), and humans (an-nas) all as a trio back to back for three days.
Unfortunately, my browser wouldn’t let me look through my archive properly :/ I don’t think I tagged it properly.
Try looking through my archive. Especially in this month if you can (http://islamic-dictionary.tumblr.com/archive/2011/4)
Anonymous asked: asalam o alaikum, i just recently got out of a long term relationship. we had been going out for a couple of years and we just decided that being together was not accepted in Islam. with that being said can you please help me by telling me anything that i can recite or pray to give me patients. and to ask forgiveness for my sins
Walaykumasalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.
I would only suggest that you do what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallum suggested: Get married and if you can’t, then fast. This prevents from future incidents such as this to take place. Understand that a huge part of your repentance comes from the amount of effort you put in into ensuring that you don’t falter again. It doesn’t mean that if you DO falter, then its the end of the world. No. It just means that you need to go the extra mile to block out everything that can possibly be a fitnah factor for yourself.
With that being said, what is done is done and what is done is Allah’s will. Indeed He is the Most-Wise. Learn to move on by accepting it, knowing that you’ve sinned and continuing to regret it. Don’t excessively dwell upon it for it is a leeway for shaytaan to get to you and keep you down on the ground. Use it as a means to improve yourself. Make up your sins with good deeds insha’Allah so you can tip the scale of al-Mizaan in your favour.
Even more so, just make dua’ for yourself. There may be people who will continue to put you down because of who you used to be but know that your what matters more is who you are now, at this very moment. Just like the most important thing at the time of your death is your current state of ‘imaan.
Insha’Allah this will help you as well:
theheedlessheart-deactivated201 asked: assalamwalyakum, long time no updates? :(
Aah yes I am so sorry. Things got a bit hectic suddenly but inshaAllah I will resume soon. I have a couple of terms in my mind already :). If you have some feel free to submit too!
theheedlessheart-deactivated201 asked: Assalamwalaykum, I think your blog is awesome :)
Aw all praise be to Allah for He alone is the source of all benefit. :)
Jazakallahukhairun for the appreciation!
Zuhd (Arabic: الزهد) directly translates into the word asceticism but has a different connotation to it than what is practised in other world religions such as Hinduism or Jainism. Zuhd in Islam means to abstain from the life of this world to attain nearness to Allah tabarak wa ta’ala and to attain the pleasures of the hereafter.
Say, The enjoyment of this world is little, and the Hereafter is better for he who fears Allah .
Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanibal raheemullah categorized zuhd into three types:
Zuhd does not mean wearing scruffy clothing, withdrawing from people and keeping away from society, or fasting constantly. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is the leader of all zaahids (ascetics) but he would wear new clothes; adorn himself to meet delegations, for Jumu’ah and for Eid; mix with people and call them to do good and teach them about their religion; and he forbade his companions (may Allaah be pleased with them) to fast constantly. Rather zuhd means shunning that which is haraam and that which Allaah hates; avoiding shows of luxury and overindulging in worldly pleasures; focusing on doing acts of worship; and making the best preparation for the Hereafter. The best explanation of that is the life of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).
-Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Ifta (24/369).
Qur’an - 20:131
Shafa’ah (Arabic: شفاعة) means to intercede with someone on someone else’s behalf. Imam Shah Ismail Shaheed provides an example: a felony of theft committed by a thief becomes proven in the sight of a king and a deputy or a minister mediates with the king and saves him from punishment which he has incurred due to crime. In this situation, the king did intend to punish the miscreant in accordance with the law of the country, but as long as the king honors the minister’s word, he acquits the thief and lets him go unpunished. The king does so because the minister is one of the pillars on which his whole kingdom is based upon and he does not want make the minister displeased lest his displeasure should jeopardize the organizational machinery of the government.
The Shafa’ah is the means and the request; it is Waseelah. The Shafa’ah also means customarily, "To ask for good things for others"
Say, “To Allah belongs [the right to allow] intercession entirely. To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. Then to Him you will be returned.”
Only those will intercede whom Allah approves and all shafa’a belongs to Him.
He knows what is before them, and what is behind them, and they cannot intercede except for him with whom He is pleased. And they stand in awe for fear of Him.
He (Peace be upon him) told us that he is granted Intercession:
"So they will come to me and I will ask the permission of my Lord, and I will be permitted (to present myself) before Him. When I see my Lord, I will fall down in (prostration) before Him and He will leave me (in prostration) as long as He wishes, and then it will be said to me, ‘O Muhammad! Raise your head and speak, for you will be listened to; and ask, for you will be granted (your request); and intercede, for your intercession will be accepted.’ I will then raise my head and praise my Lord with certain praises which He has taught me, and then I will intercede.”
-(Bukhari and Muslim)
He (Peace be upon him) told us that he will not intercede for the sake of all! the disobedient from among the monotheists once and for all, but he said:
"Allah will allow me to intercede (for a certain kind of people) and will fix a limit whom I will admit into Paradise.”
Then, he comes back and prostrate himself again and he is given a second group to admit into Paradise, till the end of the lengthy Hadith of the Intercession narrated by Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) on Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim
There are different types of intercession which the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallum was granted:
Waseelah (Arabic: الوسيلة ) refer to seeking nearness towards Allah subhan wa ta’ala in the manner which Allah has legislated his servants to do so. There is no other way to seek nearness to Allah except avoiding that which He is displeased with and obeying Him with what pleases Him. The term is often used interchangeably with “tawassul”.
He tabarak wa ta’ala said:
O you who have believed, fear Allah and seek the means [of nearness] to Him and strive in His cause that you may succeed.
Ibn Katheer (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
Allah commands His believing slaves to fear Him (have taqwa). When this word is accompanied by mention of obedience, it means refraining from haraam things. After that Allaah says, “And seek the means of approach to Him”. Sufyaan al-Thawri said, narrating from Talhah, from ‘Ata’, from Ibn ‘Abbaas: i.e., drawing close to Him. This was also stated by Mujaahid, Abu Waa’il, al-Hasan, Qataadah, ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Katheer, al-Saddi, Ibn Zayd and others. Qataadah said: i.e., draw close to Him by obeying Him and doing that which pleases Him, and Ibn Zayd recited
Those whom they invoke seek means of access to their Lord, [striving as to] which of them would be nearest, and they hope for His mercy and fear His punishment. Indeed, the punishment of your Lord is ever feared.
The three means of attaining tawassul are
Al-Ahwaa’; singular: hawaa’ (Arabic:الھوٰی); refers to vain or egotistical desire, individual passion and/or impulsiveness. Islam is a religion of discipline and mankind is a creature of desire but by following the Shari’ah laid out by Allah subhana wa ta’ala, mankind too can go through with life with minimal chaos. True freedom, from the Islamic perspective, does not mean aimlessly following all of your human desires for food, drink, wealth and sex. On the contrary, freedom means being able to control one’s base desires and fulfilling them in a proper and legal way.
"Verily, Al Hawaa (the desire) is the Hithaar of the Hell Fire which surrounds it, he who walks across it will fall in Hell, just as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallum said in hadeeth reported in the Saheehayn
[Al Bukhaaree and Muslim]
*Note: Hithaar means anything forming a barrier, an obstruction, a partition or a fence)
Allaah has created man in a world of trials and tests, and He has made Paradise the abode of His friends and beloved ones, who preferred His pleasure over their own and preferred obedience to Him over their physical comfort. And He has made Hell the abode of those among His slaves who disobey Him and preferred their own whims and desires to the pleasure of their Lord.
But as for he who feared the position of his Lord and prevented the soul from [unlawful] inclination,
Then indeed, Paradise will be [his] refuge.
Following desires can develop into a very destructive sin and indeed the salaf have warned over and over about following and interacting with the people of desires as they may corrupt our own imaan as well. A person while following his own desires [against the shari’ah], is disobeying Allah.
Ibn Al-Qayyim said, It is feared that he who follows Al Hawaa (the desire) may become altogether detached from Eemaan (Faith) while being unaware.
Though people seem to think that Islam is very restrictive, the truth is, that it encourages balance in your way of life. Allah azzawajal gives a lawful outlet for your desires but in moderation so that you wouldn’t indulge in this dunya so much so that you would forget your hereafter. You can eat but you eat in moderation, you can obtain wealth, but you utilize it in Allah’s way and give zakah to get rid of your greed for it, you can have women yet you have to lawfully marry them so on and so forth. Islam doesn’t cut you off from the dunya, rather it teaches you to balance it out.
Abu Hurayrah radiAllahu anhu narrated that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallum said:
"When Allaah created Al Jannah and An Naar (the Hell Fire), He sent Jibreel to Al Jannah and said: Go and look at it and at what I have prepared therein for its people. He went and looked at it and at what Allaah has prepared therein for its people, then came to Him and said:
By Your Might, no one who hears of it will fail to enter it.
He gave an order repsecting it and accordingly it was surrounded with undesirable things, and said (to Jibreel): Go and look at it and at (the things) which I have prepared therein for its people. He went and looked at it, and found that it was surrounded with disliked and undesirable things, then came to Him and said:
By Your Might, I am afraid that no one will enter it.
He (Allaah) then said: Go to An Naar (The Fire) and look at it and at (the things) which I have prepared therein for its people. (He went) and found that it was heaped up, one part upon the other, then he came to Him and said:
By Your Might, no one who hears of it will enter it.
He (Allaah) gave a command respecting it, and it was surrounded with desirable things and passions and then said: Go back to it. He went and said:
By Your Might, I am afraid that no one will remain who does not enter it.”
(Shaykh Al Albaanee authenticated it in Saheeh Al Jaami’)
Ali Ibn Abi Talib said,
The thing I fear for you most is following desires and having extensive hopes (about this worldly life). Following one’s desires blocks you from the truth, and having extensive hopes makes you forget the hereafter. Verily, this worldly life is departing and the hereafter is approaching and each of them has its children. So be children of the hereafter, not children of this world, for today there are (opportunities to do) deeds and there is no reckoning, but tomorrow there will be reckoning and no deeds.-Bukhari
A believer must strive to obey Allah to the best of his abilities and strip himself of his desires so he can truly submit to his Lord. Verily, the protection and the aid of Allah is only for those who obey Him. The reward in the hereafter is only for those who remain patient in this world. Whoever desires the rewards in this world will get it, and whoever desires the next world, will get it. The best form of gratitude to Allah azzawajal is obedience.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallum said:
"Three(things) lead to safety and three cause destruction. Those that lead to safety are: fearing Allaah in secrecy and in the open, uttering the truth at times of satisfaction and anger, and moderation at times of poverty and wealth. As for three that lead to destruction, then they are, the Hawaa being followed, niggardliness being obeyed and conceitedness."
-[Al Muhaddith Shaykh Al Albaanee said that the hadeeth is hasan is As Silsilah As Saheehah and Saheeh Al Jaami’]