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Our Need for Allaah (the Most High)

posted by Seifeddine-M on 6th August 2018 - 0 comments
Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله wrote,  "You must know that a human's need for Allaah سبحانه و تعالى - that he worship Him and not associate any partner with Him - is a need concerning which there is no comparison that one can make an analogy to. In some matters, it resembles the need of the body for food and drink. However, there are many differences between the two.  The reality of a human being is in his heart and soul. These cannot be prosperous except through [their relation] with Allaah سبحانه و تعالى, concerning whom there is no other god. There is [for example,] no tranquillity in this world except in His remembrance. Verily, man is heading toward his Lord and he shall meet Him. He must definitely meet Him. There is no true goodness for him except in meeting Him. [2]  If the human experiences any pleasure or happiness other than in Allaah سبحانه و تعالى, that joy and happiness will not endure. It will move from one nature to another or from one person to another. The person will enjoy it at one time or only some of the time. In fact, sometimes the thing he enjoys and gets pleasure from does not bring him pleasure or enjoyment. Sometimes it even hurts him when it comes to him. And he is even more harmed by that. But his God is definitely always with him under every circumstance and at all times. Wherever he is, He is with him [by His knowledge and aid] ...  If someone worships anything other than Allaah سبحانه و تعالى - even if he loves it and attains some love in this world and some form of pleasure from that - [that false worship] will destroy the person in a way greater than the harmful displeasure that comes to a person who ate poison ... 

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, 

The Understanding of the Word 'Hawqala'

posted by Seifeddine-M on 15th July 2015 - 0 comments
The Understanding of the Word 'Hawqala' (الحوقلة)

Firstly: What is intended by the word 'hawqala' (حوقلة)? It is a word that is summarised from the statement, 'Laa Hawla wa laa Quwwata illaa Billaah' (لا حول ولاقوة إلا بالله). This shortening of a phrase in Arabic is done if it was heard (had a precedent) from the early Arabs. It is realised by taking a few letters from a statement to form a single word. 

Shortening can also be done from two words, as was said in regards to a person attributed to the tribe of 'Abd Qays: (which became known as) 'Abqasi. 

Or it can be from an entire sentence, such as the word 'Basmalah', (بسملة) which is a summary of the sentence 'Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem'(بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ) or 'Hawqala'(حوقلة) which means 'Laa Hawla wa laa Quwwata illaa Billaah' (لا حول ولاقوة إلا بالله). [1] 


Remembrance Of Allah At All Times

posted by Seifeddine-M on 3rd August 2012 - 0 comments
Sayyiduna Ibn 'Abbaas رضي الله عنهما narrated that he was once riding behind the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم on a mount when the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said to him: "O youth! Do you not wish that I should teach you some advice that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى will benefit you with?" I responded, "Yes!" The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم then said: "Protect (the commandments) of Allaah, and Allaah will protect you, protect (the commandments) of Allaah, and you will find Him ever in front of you. Know Him when you are in a state of contentment, and He will know you when you are in a state of need." [Ahmad, 1/307; at-Tirmidhi, 2516; and others]

Excellence Of The Remembrance Of Allah

posted by Seifeddine-M on 2nd December 2010 - 0 comments
[color=#000000]Allah, the Exalted, says:[/color] [color=#FF0000] "And the remembering (praising) of (you by) Allah (in front of the angels) is greater indeed [than your remembering (praising) of Allah in prayers]'' [/color][color=#000000](29:45)[/color] [color=#FF0000]"Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying). I will remember you.'' [/b][color=#000000](2:152)[/color] [color=#FF0000]"And remember your Rubb by your tongue and within yourself, humbly and with fear and without loudness in words, in the mornings and in the afternoons, and be not of those who are neglectful.''[/color] [color=#000000](7:205)[/color] [color=#FF0000]"And remember Allah much, that you may be successful.''[/color] [color=#000000](62:10)[/color] [color=#FF0000]

Remembrance of Allah in the Morning and in the Evening

posted by Seifeddine-M on 15th June 2010 - 0 comments
Allah, the Exalted, says: [color=red]"And remember your Rubb by your tongue and within yourself, humbly and with fear and without loudness in words in the mornings, and in the afternoons and be not of those who are neglectful.''[/color] (7:205) [color=red]"And declare the perfectness of your Rubb before the rising of the sun, and before its setting.''[/color] (20:130) [color=red]"And declare the perfectness of your Rubb and praise Him in the `Ashi (i.e., the time period after the midnoon till sunset) and in the Ibkar (i.e., the time period from early morning or sunrise till before midnoon).''[/color] (40:55) [color=red]"In houses (mosques) which Allah has ordered to be raised (to be cleaned, and to be honoured), in them His Name is mentioned in the mornings and in the afternoons or the evenings. Men whom neither trade nor sale diverts from the remembrance of Allah (with heart and tongue).''[/color] (24:36,37)
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