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8
Oct
2019

The Qur'an Is an Evidence for You or Against You

posted by Seifeddine-M on 8th October 2019 - 0 comments
[colour=blue][b]If Allah enables someone to memorize His Book, does that mean that He wills good for him?[/b][/center] [b]Question[/colour] If Allah enables someone to memorize His Book, does that necessarily mean that He wills good for him, no matter what his status? [b]Answer[/colour] Praise be to Allah.
30
Oct
2018

Benefits of Studying 'Uloom al-Qur'aan

posted by Seifeddine-M on 30th October 2018 - 0 comments
There are many benefits to the knowledge of 'uloom al-Qur'aan.  Firstly, it enables the reader to realise the wealth of knowledge and insight that exists with regards to the Book of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى. As some of the scholars of the past said, "True knowledge is to know one's ignorance." Only when a person realises what he does not know will he appreciate what he does know.  Secondly, it enables the student of knowledge to better understand the Qur'aan, in that he will be familiar with the history of its revelation and collection, and the various aspects that aid its comprehension. When he reads the books of tafseer, he will be able to understand the terms used, and benefit from the knowledge in them to a greater extent. In other words, he will be quipped to further increase his knowledge and to learn more about his religion.  Thirdly, it increases a person's belief (eemaan), because he will realise the beauty of the Qur'aan and the great blessings that he has been given through its revelation. He will not be fooled by the fallacious claims of its enemies, and his heart will be at ease with regards to its authenticity. He will understand the miraculous nature of the Qur'aan, and thus better cherish the greatest Book that mankind has been given.  Fourthly, he will be able to defend the Qur'aan against its enemies, since he will be equipped with the true and pristine knowledge of the Qur'aan, unadulterated by the prejudices of its opponents. 
26
Sep
2018

Three Categories of People Regarding Knowledge and Deeds

posted by Seifeddine-M on 26th September 2018 - 0 comments
Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan حفظه الله said,  "People are divided into three categories regarding knowledge and deeds:  The first category is represented in those who combine useful knowledge along with righteous deeds. Those are the ones whom Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has guided to the straight path; the path of those upon whom Allaah سبحانه و تعالى has bestowed favour, of the prophets, the steadfast affirmers of truth, the martyrs and the righteous, and excellent indeed are these as companions.  The second category is represented in those who learn useful knowledge but do not act accordingly. Those are the ones who have evoked Allaah's سبحانه و تعالى anger, like the Jews and whoever follows their footsteps.  The third category is represented in those who act without having knowledge. Those are the ones who are astray, namely the Christians and their likes. 
24
Sep
2018

Apply The Teachings Of The Qur'aan

posted by Seifeddine-M on 24th September 2018 - 0 comments
You apply the Qur'aan's teachings by deeming lawful what it permits, and deeming forbidden what it forbids; by avoiding what it prohibits and acting on its commands; by applying its clear verses and believing in its unclear verses; and by applying all of its laws and precepts. A severe punishment awaits those who, despite being blessed by Allaah سبحانه و تعالى with knowledge of the Qur'aan, do not apply its teachings. In a long Hadeeth wherein the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم described a dream he had, he صلى الله عليه وسلم said,  فَانْطَلَقْنَا حَتَّى أَتَيْنَا عَلَى رَجُلٍ مُضْطَجِعٍ عَلَى قَفَاهُ، وَرَجُلٌ قَائِمٌ عَلَى رَأْسِهِ بِفِهْرٍ أَوْ صَخْرَةٍ، فَيَشْدَخُ بِهِ رَأْسَهُ، فَإِذَا ضَرَبَهُ تَدَهْدَهَ الْحَجَرُ، فَانْطَلَقَ إِلَيْهِ لِيَأْخُذَهُ، فَلاَ يَرْجِعُ إِلَى هَذَا حَتَّى يَلْتَئِمَ رَأْسُهُ، وَعَادَ رَأْسُهُ كَمَا هُوَ، فَعَادَ إِلَيْهِ فَضَرَبَهُ، قُلْتُ مَنْ هَذَا قَالاَ انْطَلِقْ‏. (ثُمَّ فَسَّرَ لَهُ ذَلِكَ صلى اللّه عليه وسلم فَقَالَ:) وَالَّذِي رَأَيْتَهُ يُشْدَخُ رَأْسُهُ فَرَجُلٌ عَلَّمَهُ اللَّهُ الْقُرْآنَ، فَنَامَ عَنْهُ بِاللَّيْلِ، وَلَمْ يَعْمَلْ فِيهِ بِالنَّهَارِ، يُفْعَلُ بِهِ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ‏  [color=#000000]"Until we came upon a man who was lying down on his back, and upon another man who was standing over him with a rock or a stone. [The man who was standing] would break the other man's head, and when he would strike him, the rock would roll away. Whenever he went to retrieve the rock, he would not sooner return than the other man's head would heal and return to its previous state. Then the man [who was standing] would strike him [over and over again]. I asked, 'Who is this?'" The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم then explained the meaning of what he saw: "As for the one whose head would be [constantly] broken, he is a man whom Allaah سبحانه و تعالى taught the Qur'aan, but who would then sleep from it at night, and not apply it during the day. That will be done to him (his head being struck with the rock, over and over again) until the Day of Resurrection." [/colour][color=#000000] [2]  [color=#38761d]Notes:  Bukhaaree (1386) 
17
Sep
2018

Strive To Be Sincere When You Learn And Recite The Qur'aan

posted by Seifeddine-M on 17th September 2018 - 0 comments
When you recite the Qur'aan, you are performing an act of worship, for which you are seeking Allaah's pleasure and reward سبحانه و تعالى. This, as well as all other acts of worship, must fulfill two conditions - sincerity and mutaaba'ah (following the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in the way one performs the act of worship; otherwise, the deed performed is rejected).  Imaam an-Nawawi رحمه الله explained that one who recites the Qur'aan is first and foremost commanded to be sincere in his recitation, to seek Allaah's countenance سبحانه و تعالى, and to not intend the achievement of any other goal. Imaam an-Nawawi رحمه الله makes an important point, for some reciters of the Qur'aan want to attract attention to themselves, desiring veneration from others - we ask Allaah سبحانه و تعالى to keep us safe and healthy . It should be enough for a reciter to know the punishment awaiting him if he recites the Qur'aan so that people will praise him for his recitation, a punishment that is explained in the following hadeeth. Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه related that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said,  [size=4] إِنَّ أَوَّلَ النَّاسِ يُقْضَى يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ عَلَيْهِ رَجُلٌ اسْتُشْهِدَ فَأُتِيَ بِهِ فَعَرَّفَهُ نِعَمَهُ فَعَرَفَهَا قَالَ فَمَا عَمِلْتَ فِيهَا قَالَ قَاتَلْتُ فِيكَ حَتَّى اسْتُشْهِدْتُ ‏.‏ قَالَ كَذَبْتَ وَلَكِنَّكَ قَاتَلْتَ لأَنْ يُقَالَ جَرِيءٌ ‏.‏ فَقَدْ قِيلَ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ أُمِرَ بِهِ فَسُحِبَ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ حَتَّى أُلْقِيَ فِي النَّارِ وَرَجُلٌ تَعَلَّمَ الْعِلْمَ وَعَلَّمَهُ وَقَرَأَ الْقُرْآنَ فَأُتِيَ بِهِ فَعَرَّفَهُ نِعَمَهُ فَعَرَفَهَا قَالَ فَمَا عَمِلْتَ فِيهَا قَالَ تَعَلَّمْتُ الْعِلْمَ ..وَعَلَّمْتُهُ وَقَرَأْتُ فِيكَ الْقُرْآنَ ‏.‏ قَالَ كَذَبْتَ وَلَكِنَّكَ تَعَلَّمْتَ الْعِلْمَ لِيُقَالَ عَالِمٌ ‏.‏ وَقَرَأْتَ الْقُرْآنَ لِيُقَالَ هُوَ قَارِئٌ ‏.‏ فَقَدْ قِيلَ ثُمَّ أُمِرَ بِهِ فَسُحِبَ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ حَتَّى أُلْقِيَ فِي النَّارِ ...الحديث  [color=#000000]"The first person to be judged on the Day of Resurrection is a man who was martyred. He will be brought [forward]; the blessings he received will be mentioned to him and he will acknowledge them. Then He (Allaah) will say, 'What did you do for them (i.e., what did you do to show thankfulness for those blessings)?' He will say, 'I fought for You until I was martyred.' Allaah سبحانه و تعالى will say, 'You have lied; instead you fought so that it would be said: "[He is] brave," and that has indeed been said [about you]. ' Then an order will be given regarding that man, and he will be dragged on his face until he is thrown into the Hellfire. [Another among the first to be judged is] a man who learned the Qur'aan, taught it, and recited it. He will be brought [forward]; the blessings he received will be mentioned to him and he will acknowledge them. Then He will say, 'What did you do for them?' The man will say, 'I learned knowledge and taught it. And I recited the Qur'aan for You.' He سبحانه و تعالى will say, 'You have lied. But instead you learned knowledge so that it would be said: "[He is] a scholar;" and you recited the Qur'aan, so that it would be said: "He is a reciter," and [both statements] have been said.' Then an order will be given regarding him, and he will be dragged on his face until he is thrown into the Hellfire..."[/color]  [2]  [color=#38761d][u]Notes: 
6
Aug
2018

No Compulsion in Religion

posted by Seifeddine-M on 6th August 2018 - 0 comments
Allaah سبحانه و تعالى said,    [color=#ff0000]"There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the right path has become distinct from the wrong path."'[/color] (Sooratul-Baqarah, 2:256)  Imaam Ibn Katheer رحمه الله wrote,  "Meaning, do not force anyone to become Muslim, for Islaam is plain and clear, and its proofs and evidence are plain and clear. Therefore, there is no need to force anyone to embrace Islaam. Rather, whoever Allaah سبحانه و تعالى directs to Islaam, opens his heart for it and enlightens his mind, will embrace Islaam with certainty. Whoever Allaah سبحانه و تعالى blinds his heart and seals his hearing and sight, then he will not benefit from being forced to embrace Islaam. 
11
Jun
2018

Some Recommended Acts on the Days of 'Eid

posted by Seifeddine-M on 11th June 2018 - 0 comments
1) Performing the complete bathing (ghusl)  عن علي رضي الله عنه أنه سئل عن الغسل فقال: يوم الجمعه، ويوم العرفة، ويوم الفطر، ويوم الأضحى  'Ali رضي الله عنه was asked about the complete bathing and he replied, "(It is for) Friday (Jumu'ah), the Day of 'Arafah, the Day of Breaking the Fast ('Eid al-Fitr) and the Day of the Sacrifice ('Eid al-Ad-haa)."   [b]2) Wearing one's best clothing  Ibn 'Abbaas رضي الله عنهما said, 
11
May
2018

Judge with Justice!

posted by Seifeddine-M on 11th May 2018 - 0 comments
Allaah سبحانه و تعالى says,    [color=#ff0000]"Verily! Allah commands that you should render back the trusts to those, to whom they are due; and that when you judge between people, you judge with justice. Verily, how excellent is the teaching which He (Allah) gives you! Truly, Allah is Ever All-Hearer, All-Seer."[/color] (Sooratun-Nisaa', 4:58)  Mufti Muhammad Shafi' رحمه الله comments,  "It should be noted that Allaah Almighty has said, 'between people', and not 'between Muslims,' or 'between believers.' Thus, the hint given is that all human beings are equal in the sight of the decider of cases in disputes. They may be Muslims or non-Muslims, friends or enemies, or they may belong to the same country, colour, language, or they may be from another country, differ in colour and speak a different language. Those who have been made responsible to judge between them are duty-bound to cast aside all these connections and give their decision guided by whatever be the dictate of truth, right and just. ...It is the standing duty of those in authority that they should, whenever a case comes to them, give a judgement based on equity and justice without making any discrimination on the basis of race, country of origin, colour, language, even religion and creed." 
3
May
2018

Seeking Forgiveness for all Muslims and Praying for them

posted by Seifeddine-M on 3rd May 2018 - 0 comments
Part of the completeness of one's eemaan (faith) is that a person loves for his brother what he loves for himself. The Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم said,  لا يؤمن أحدكم حتى يحب لأخيه ما يحب لنفسه  "None of you believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself." [1]  In other words, no one is a true and complete believer - meeting all of the requirements and necesarry components of eemaan - until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself. This is one of the necessary components of being a true and complete believer. [2]  Another important narration of this hadeeth may be found in the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad رحمه الله. It states,  [size=5]
26
Apr
2018

The Power of Repentance!

posted by Seifeddine-M on 26th April 2018 - 0 comments
Allaah سبحانه و تعالى says,    [color=#ff0000]"Surely, those who persecute believing men and believing women, and do not repent, will face the torment of Hell, and the punishment of the blazing Fire."[/color] (Sooratul-Burooj, 85:10)  Imaam Ibn Katheer رحمه الله commented, [color=#ff0000]"Surely, those who persecute believing men and believing women," [/color] meaning, they burned them. This was the opinion of Ibn 'Abbaas رضي الله عنهما, Mujaahid رحمه الله, Qataadah رحمه الله, ad-Dahhaak رحمه الله and Ibn Abzaa رحمه الله.  [color=#ff0000]"And do not repent"[/color] meaning, they do not cease from what they are doing, and do not regret what they had done before. 
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