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Who were the Ulama of Deoband?

posted by Muadh_Khan on 23rd January 2019 - 0 comments
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. اَلسَلامُ عَلَيْكُم وَرَحْمَةُ اَللهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ‎ [*]Lifestyle [*]Discipline [*]Communication [*]Feedback [*]WhatsApp [*]YouTube

We rule! Not our Body parts and Emotions

posted by ummi taalib on 14th January 2019 - 4 comments
Kings have subjects whom he rules and he has people in high positions i.e. ministers, who help him rule the Kingdom. Similarly we are the kings and we have body parts and emotions who are the subjects. Imam Ghazali (رحمه الله) writes that the person rules his body parts and emotions and they do not rule over him. If they (Body parts and emotions) obey him and he does not obey them then the person will attain the level of a king in this world. He says if we wish to be true kings in this world then we should control the five and half feet bodies we have i.e. we should control our eyes, ears, tongues etc. and we should think, feel and say according to the wishes of Allah ta’ala.

Imam Ghazali (رحمه الله) mentions the story of a Wali of Allah ta’ala who was told by a Prince to ask him for his needs. The Wali of Allah ta’ala replied,

“Is that the way to speak to me when I have two servants who are your masters?” The Prince asked who were his masters and the Wali of Allah ta’ala replied that they were greed and desires. He said, “I have conquered them but they have conquered you. I rule over them and they rule over you.”

If we conquer these two bad traits of greed and desires then we are masters over them. People may be kings and have authority but if they are ruled by greed and desires then they are servants to these two traits.

“The Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God” by Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali

Blog updated for 2019

posted by Yasin on 10th January 2019 - 4 comments
Salam, The blog has been updated. Noteworthy: Manage Blog link will be found at the top under your username. HTML format has been removed completely for now and the forum bbcode editor is moved here for cleaner layout on the blog page. Background image options have also improved and the banner can now be larger.

Gender, Transgender, LGBTQ and Children in Islam

posted by Muadh_Khan on 7th January 2019 - 0 comments


Lal Shehbaz Qalandar (RA)

posted by Muadh_Khan on 25th December 2018 - 0 comments
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh Who was Lal Shehbaz Qalandar (RA)? [right]لعل شہباز قلندر کون تھے؟[/b]

Commit to Fearing Allaah, the Most High

posted by Seifeddine-M on 21st December 2018 - 0 comments
Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd رحمه الله said,  "Beautify yourself by filling your outer and inner-self with the fear of Allaah, the Most High, by observing the apparent characteristics of Islaam, and manifesting the Sunnah and spreading it by implementing it and calling towards it, leading to Allaah سبحانه و تعالى with your knowledge, manners and actions, and adorning yourself with masculinity, lenience, and pious conduct.  The basis of all [the previous characteristics] is the fear of Allaah, the Most High, and for this Imaam Ahmad رحمه الله said: 'The foundation of knowledge is the fear of Allaah, the Most High.' So adhere to fearing Allaah سبحانه و تعالى openly and in secret, for the best of all people are those who are fearful of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى, and no one [truly] fears Him except a knowledgeable person, therefore the best of all people is the scholar. Let it not slip your mind that the scholar cannot be considered a scholar unless he acts [upon his knowledge], and no scholar implements his knowledge unless it earns him the fear of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى.  Al-Khateeb رحمه الله narrated through a chain of narrators which has a subtle point due to it being narrated through nine forefathers, that Abul-Faraj ’Abdul-Wahhaab ibn ’ Abdil ’Azeez ibn al-Haarith ibn Asad ibn al-Layth ibn Sulayman ibn al-Aswad ibn Sufyaan ibn Zayd ibn Ukaynah ibn ’Abdillaah at-Tameemee رحمهم الله, who narrated from his memory that, his father narrated, that his father narrated, that his father narrated, that his father narrated, that his father narrated, that his father narrated, that his father narrated, that his father narrated, that his father narrated who said: I heard ’Alee ibn Abee Taalib رضي الله عنه say: 'Knowledge calls for action, so either the call is answered or [knowledge] will take off,' [1] and it was also narrated that Sufyaan ath-Thawree رحمه الله said something [similar] to this in meaning." [2]  [color=#38761d][u]Notes: 

The Meaning of Salaah in the Language and In the Terminology of the Sharee'ah

posted by Seifeddine-M on 20th December 2018 - 0 comments
[color=#0000ff][center]The Meaning of "[i]Salaah" in the Language[/center][/color][/b] Shaykh Saalih Ibn Ghaanim as-Sadlaan رحمه الله said,  "Salaah (صلاة) is the singular for the obligatory Salawaat. It is a noun that is placed in the position of the infinitive. One says: 'I prayed a salaah,' he does not say, 'I prayed tasliyyah.' Salaah from Allaah سبحانه و تعالى means His Mercy and from the servant it means supplication and seeking forgiveness. [2]  [b][center][color=#0000ff]The Meaning of [i]Salaah in the Terminology of the Sharee'ah [/color][/center][/b]It refers to an action consisting of specific pillars and known adhkaar (specific words) that have to meet specific conditions and is performed at set times. Or, it refers to a set of sayings and actions that are commenced by the opening takbeer and completed with the tasleem along with the presence of the intention.   [b][center][color=#0000ff]The Meaning of [i]al-Jamaa'ah in the Language[/color][/center][/b]

Imaam al-Hasan ibn 'Ali (RA): The Fifth Rightly-Guided Caliph

posted by Seifeddine-M on 17th December 2018 - 0 comments
Imaam al-Hasan ibn 'Ali رضي الله عنهما was the fifth rightly-guided caliph.  Shaykh Dr. 'Ali Muhammad as-Sallabi حفظه الله said, "After allegiance was sworn to Ameerul Mu'mineen al-Hasan ibn 'Ali رضي الله عنهما, he remained the caliph of the Hejaz (the Western region of the Arabian Peninsula that includes Makkah and Madinah), Yemen, Iraq and other regions for approximately seven months (with some saying six or eight months). During that period, his caliphate was a Rightly-Guided Caliphate. This is because it was the completion of the era of the Rightly-Guided Caliphate, which the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم had said would last for thirty years before turning into a kingship.  Imam at-Tirmidhi رحمه الله narrated, with a chain going back to Safeenah رضي الله عنه, the freed slave of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم, that he said: [color=#9900ff]'The caliphate in my Ummah will last for thirty years; after that, it will become a kingship.'[/color] (A good hadith recorded by at-Tirmidhi)  Imaam lbn Katheer رحمه الله commented on this hadeeth: 'The thirty-year period was only completed with the caliphate of al-Hasan ibn 'Ali رضي الله عنهما. He gave up the caliphate to Mu'awiyah رضي الله عنه in Rabee' I, 41 AH, and that was the completion of thirty years after the death of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم, for he had died in Rabee' 1, 11 AH. This is one of the signs of his prophethood, may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him.' 

To remain in praise of Allah ta'ala even in Difficulties

posted by ummi taalib on 16th December 2018 - 0 comments
Excerpt from the explanation of the name of Allah ta'ala - الْحَمِيدُ - The Praised One. Part of the definition of الْحَمِيدُ is "Allah ta'ala is praiseworthy in His Dhaat (Essence), His Sifaat (Attributes) and His Af'aal (actions)." In a difficult situation it is hard to see why one should praise Allah ta’ala, however when one reflects, one will always find something to be grateful for and to praise Allah ta’ala for.      To reflect on the countless other bounties, seen and unseen for which Allah ta'ala is deserving of praise and to remain praising Him even in situations where a person does not feel like praising Him and in fact feels like complaining, strengthens and keeps the person positive. The more one does Shukr and praises Allah ta’ala, the more He increases the bounties. Allah ta’ala says in the Qur’an,  لَئِنْ شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ – “If you are grateful [to Me], I shall most certainly give you more” [Surah Ibraheem: 7]

The Ruling of Inviting others to the Way of Allaah (the Most High)

posted by Seifeddine-M on 13th December 2018 - 0 comments
Question: Is the responsibility of calling others to the way of Allaah an obligation upon every male and female Muslim? Or is it one that is limited to scholars and students of knowledge only? And is it permissible for the commoner to invite others to the Way of Allaah?  Answer: Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen رحمه الله replied,  "When a person has knowledge and insight into that which he is calling to, then there is no difference between the one who has a great amount of knowledge, or a student of knowledge who has recently started in pursuit of knowledge or a lay person – as long as he has certain knowledge of the issue at hand.  The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: [color=#9900ff]'Convey from me, even if it is one verse.'[/color]   So it is not a condition upon the daa'ee (the one calling) to attain a great amount of knowledge, but the condition is that one must have knowledge of what one is calling to. If this calling is established upon ignorance and built upon emotion and passion, then it is not permissible. 
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