Anonymous said: What is fitrah

I believe i did already define this term on this blog. Please help yourself to the archive of past posts. 

Anonymous said: my mother said we have two kinds of malaika, one made from light and the 2nd is made from fire. is that true? if iblis is not a fallen angel, then why he is in the heaven when Allah said bow to Adam? if Adam is our grandfather, then with jin who is their grandfather? pls answer. ASAP

Asalamualaykum warahmatullah

That is a misconception. There are three kinds of makhluqaat (creation) that Allah has told us about: An-Nas (Humans- Made of clay with their own free will), Malaika (Angels- Made of Light and only obedient to Allah) & Lastly Jinn (Made of fire and they too have their own free will).

It is impossible for the concept of fallen angel to exist in islam because Allah has created angels in such a way that they cannot disobey Allah or fall into sin. Iblees was a jinn but once upon a time he was the most pious of the jinn so Allah had risen his status so much so that he would be among the angels. Nonetheless, he was a jinn and his arrogance got the best of him which led to his damnation. 

Adam alayhis salam is not necessarily our “grandfather” but we are all children of Adam; that is we can all trace back our lineages to him. As for the first of Jinn to be created, AllahuAlam. That is from al ghayb and we don’t know because Allah hasn’t revealed that information to us. Nor do we need to know as Allah has given us everything we need for ourselves to get to jannah.

BarakAllahufeekum

ps- I’m glad to answer your questions but i am not here to do so on an obligatory basis so I would appreciate it if you at least gave me your salam, displayed some basic etiquette for someone whom you are asking for favour. You cannot demand to be answered like such. Please remember that for next time you approach anyone. :)

Anonymous said: awrah

Here ya go

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Anonymous said: How mush fitra this year

I’m sorry I’m not quite sure of what you’re asking?

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When you fast, then let your hearing, sight and tongue fast and abstain from lies and haraam things, and refrain from harming your neighbour. Be tranquil and dignified on the day when you fast, and do not let the day when you fast and the day when you do not fast be the same.
Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah  Rahimullah.

Anonymous said: Assalamualaikum, please don't stop posting :(

Walaykumasalam warahmatullah..

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 said: 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 said: 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:

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theheedlessheart-deactivated201 said: assalamwalyakum, long time no updates? :(

Walaykumasalam warahmatullah

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!

Jazakallahukhayrun. 

theheedlessheart-deactivated201 said: Assalamwalaykum, I think your blog is awesome :)

Walaykumasalam warahmatullah!
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 .
-4:77

Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanibal raheemullah categorized zuhd into three types:
Leaving off the haraam; Zuhd of the common folk
Leaving off the halaal; Zuhd of the upright and steadfast
Leaving off that which distracts you from Allah; Zuhd of the knowledgeable
He further elaborates that if a slave possesses the following six traits then they deserve the title of “zaahid”

Moderation in spending one’s wealth
Lack of desire for leadership
Moderation in one’s appearance
Not engaging too much with people
Learning to control one’s desires
Moderation in things not concerning Allah


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).

Read More:
Sayings of The Salaf: Zuhd
Az Zuhd By Imam ibn al Qayyim al Jawzeeyah
Zuhd: Understanding of the Salaf & the Bid’ah of the Sufis

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 .

-4:77

Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanibal raheemullah categorized zuhd into three types:

  1. Leaving off the haraam; Zuhd of the common folk
  2. Leaving off the halaal; Zuhd of the upright and steadfast
  3. Leaving off that which distracts you from Allah; Zuhd of the knowledgeable
He further elaborates that if a slave possesses the following six traits then they deserve the title of “zaahid”
  • Moderation in spending one’s wealth
  • Lack of desire for leadership
  • Moderation in one’s appearance
  • Not engaging too much with people
  • Learning to control one’s desires
  • Moderation in things not concerning Allah

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).

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Qur’an - 20:131

Qur’an - 20:131

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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.”
-39:44

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.
-21:28

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:
The Intercession of the Day of Judgement when The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallum will be granted this maqaam mahmud (station of praise and glory).
Intercession for opening the gate of Paradise. The first to enter there from is Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him), and the first Ummah (community or nation) to enter it is his Ummah.) 
Intercession for the benefit of some people who are ordered to be admitted into Hell, not to enter it.
Intercession for the benefit of some monotheists who were admitted into Hell to get out from it.
Intercession for raising the ranks of some people from among the residents of Paradise
Intercession for lightening the torment of some disbelievers. This one is peculiar to Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) for the sake of his paternal uncle.
(Source)
Read More:- 
Rulings on Seeking shifa’a from the Prophet and the dead.
Different types of Intercession
Kitaab at Tawheed: Intercession

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.”

-39:44

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.

-21:28

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:

  1. The Intercession of the Day of Judgement when The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallum will be granted this maqaam mahmud (station of praise and glory).
  2. Intercession for opening the gate of Paradise. The first to enter there from is Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him), and the first Ummah (community or nation) to enter it is his Ummah.) 
  3. Intercession for the benefit of some people who are ordered to be admitted into Hell, not to enter it.
  4. Intercession for the benefit of some monotheists who were admitted into Hell to get out from it.
  5. Intercession for raising the ranks of some people from among the residents of Paradise
  6. Intercession for lightening the torment of some disbelievers. This one is peculiar to Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) for the sake of his paternal uncle.

(Source)

Read More:- 

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.
-5:35

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.
-17:57

The three means of attaining tawassul are
Through al asma was siffaat,
Through supplication of a righteous slave,
Though righteous deeds of the slave
Read more:
Tawassul: Its types and Rulings by Shaykh al Albaani
Tawassul: Intermediation between Allah & His creation 

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.

-5:35

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.

-17:57

The three means of attaining tawassul are

  1. Through al asma was siffaat,
  2. Through supplication of a righteous slave,
  3. Though righteous deeds of the slave

Read more:

Tawassul: Its types and Rulings by Shaykh al Albaani

Tawassul: Intermediation between Allah & His creation