al baqara

عَنْ أَبِي مَسْعُودٍ الأَنْصَارِيِّ، قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ :“‏ مَنْ قَرَأَ بِالآيَتَيْنِ مِنْ آخِرِ سُورَةِ الْبَقَرَةِ فِي لَيْلَةٍ كَفَتَاهُ‏ "‏‏.‏ صحيح البخاري حديث ٥٠٠٩

Narrated Abu Mas`ud Al-Ansari: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, ”If one recites the last two Verses of Surat-al-Baqara at night, it is sufficient for him (for that night).” Sahih al-Bukhari 5040
In-book reference : Book 66, Hadith 64
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 6, Book 61, Hadith 560

سلسلة الأذكار والأدعية // Athkar & Invocations Series | 13

ٱلَّذِينَ إِذَآ أَصَٰبَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُوٓا۟ إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّآ إِلَيْهِ رَٰجِعُ

Allatheena itha asabathum museebatun qaloo inna lillahi wainna ilayhi rajiAAoona

Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will

—  the Holy Quran, Al-Baqara (2:156)

The more important isn’t how you begun but how you will finish. Don’t worry if you did a lot of sins than today. Just repent sincerely to Allah. He is Al Ghafur.
And if you remember your past one day, don’t be sad but be thankful that Allah choose you to be a repented muslim.

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ التَّوّٰبِينَ وَيُحِبُّ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ

Indeed, Allah loves those who are constantly repentant and loves those who purify themselves.“

(Al-Baqara: Verse 222)

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Today Hujjaaj will start gathering in Arafat, this is the 2nd step of Hajj.

May Allaah make easy their Hajj & accept their Hajj.

Ameen A white sea of the faithful flowed to the plains of Arafat under cold, breezy and overcast conditions as dawn broke on the second day of the five-day pilgrimage. Waves of men in seamless white robes and women in flowing overalls joined voices in a crescendo chanting “Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik” (Here I am O Allah, answering your call). The Messenger of Allah (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “ الحج عرفة “ or “Hajj is Arafah“. The Arabic text implies a very important concept of the meaning of Hajj. This short statement means that the whole hajj and its validity is confined in the actual day of Arafahi.e. Hajj becomes valid only when the day of Arafah is observed and witnessed by those who undertake the journey, the pilgrims. Regardless how long the hujjaaj stay in Makkah, if they missed that single day, they have then missed the whole Hajj.

The name Arafah عَرَفَة was mentioned in many ahadith such as hadith of the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam): “ الحج عرفة “ or Hajj is Arafah (reported by Imam Ahmad and the four sunan). The name Arafat was mentioned in Surat al-Baqara 2:198

لَيْسَ عَلَيْكُمْ جُنَاحٌ أَنْ تَبْتَغُوا فَضْلًا مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ ۚ فَإِذَا أَفَضْتُمْ مِنْ عَرَفَاتٍ فَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ عِنْدَ الْمَشْعَرِ الْحَرَامِ ۖ وَاذْكُرُوهُ كَمَا هَدَاكُمْ وَإِنْ كُنْتُمْ مِنْ قَبْلِهِ لَمِنَ الضَّالِّينَ

“It is no crime in you if ye seek of the bounty of your Lord (during pilgrimage). Then when ye pour down from (Mount) Arafaat, celebrate the praises of Allah at the Sacred Monument, and celebrate His praises as He has directed you, even though, before this, ye went astray”

Here Hujjaaj have to pray Dhuhr and Asr prayer combined and shortened, each performed in units of two rak’ah with one adhan and two Iqamas.

الحَكِيمُ

Al-Hakīm | The All Wise

 ‎قَالُوا سُبْحَانَكَ لَا عِلْمَ لَنَا إِلَّا مَا عَلَّمْتَنَا ۖ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ 

They said, “Exalted are You; we have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Indeed, it is You who is the Knowing, the Wise.”

Sūrah al-Baqara 2:32

Being Almighty, All-Aware and All Embracing, Allāh is All-Wise as well. His wisdom is evident from every manifestation of His creation in terms of its usefulness, its suitability, its sense of proportion and its excellence. He granted wisdom to His Messengers and bestows it on His servants whosoever He Wills. 

 ‎يُؤْتِي الْحِكْمَةَ مَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَمَن يُؤْتَ الْحِكْمَةَ فَقَدْ أُوتِيَ خَيْرًا كَثِيرًا ۗ وَمَا يَذَّكَّرُ إِلَّا أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ 

He gives wisdom to whom He wills, and whoever has been given wisdom has certainly been given much good. And none will remember except those of understanding.

Sūrah al-Baqara 2:269 

Wisdom on our part, in its true sense, consists in thanking Allāh, as is clear from this Qur'ānic directive:

 ‎وَلَقَدْ آتَيْنَا لُقْمَانَ الْحِكْمَةَ أَنِ اشْكُرْ لِلَّهِ ۚ وَمَنْ يَشْكُرْ فَإِنَّمَا يَشْكُرُ لِنَفْسِهِ ۖ وَمَنْ كَفَرَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَنِيٌّ حَمِيدٌ 

And We had certainly given Luqman wisdom [and said], “Be grateful to Allāh.” And whoever is grateful is grateful for [the benefit of] himself. And whoever denies [His favor] - then indeed, Allāh is Free of need and Praiseworthy.

Sūrah Luqmān 31:12 

Those of us blessed with wisdom should also gain the understanding of faith, pursue knowledge in the broadest sense and discover and conquer the laws and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind. 

 — Abdur Rahīm Kidwai, Blessed Name and Attributes of Allāh.

Allah knows that you are hurt, He sees and He never does any injustice, that’s why, for every calamity that befalls you, He gives you something good in return!

Put your trust in Allah! And know that even though today the world is not on your side, you are not alone. Allah (subhaana wa ta’aala) is watching over you and He WILL give you your due right! He will replace the sad days with the happy ones. Trust Him, This too shall pass!

He is your creator and He has the knowledge of the unseen. He can see what you can’t and He knows what’s best for you.

Remember, He tells us in the Quran of this…

“But it may happen that you hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows, you know not.”

{Surah Al Baqara 2: Verse 216}

Al Baqara 2:231

Bismillah Al Rahman Al Rahim

And when you divorce women and they have [nearly] fulfilled their term, either retain them according to acceptable terms or release them according to acceptable terms, and do not keep them, intending harm, to transgress [against them]. And whoever does that has certainly wronged himself. And do not take the verses of Allah in jest. And remember the favor of Allah upon you and what has been revealed to you of the Book and wisdom by which He instructs you. And fear Allah and know that Allah is Knowing of all things.

Tafseer / Commentary
When you divorce women, and they have, very nearly, reached, the end of, their term, then retain them, by returning to them, honourably, not harming them, or set them free honourably, or leave them until their term is completed; do not retain them, when reverting, in harm (diraran is an object denoting reason) , to transgress, that is, so as to force them to redemption, or to repudiate them or confine them indoors for a long time; whoever does that has wronged his soul, by exposing it to God’s chastisement; take not God’s verses in mockery, in jest by contravening them, and remember God’s grace upon you, that is, Islam, and the Book, the Qur’an, and the wisdom, the rulings contained therein, He has revealed to you, to exhort you therewith, so that you should give thanks by acting in accordance with it; and fear God, and know that God has knowledge of all things, and nothing can be hidden from Him.

Holy Qur'an: Al-Baqara (2:216)

ﻭَﻋَﺴَﻰٰ ﺃَﻥْ ﺗَﻜْﺮَﻫُﻮا ﺷَﻴْﺌًﺎ ﻭَﻫُﻮَ ﺧَﻴْﺮٌ ﻟَﻜُﻢْ ﻭَﻋَﺴَﻰٰ ﺃَﻥْ ﺗُﺤِﺒُّﻮا ﺷَﻴْﺌًﺎ ﻭَﻫُﻮَ ﺷَﺮٌّ ﻟَﻜُﻢْ ﻭَاﻟﻠَّﻪُ ﻳَﻌْﻠَﻢُ ﻭَﺃَﻧْﺘُﻢْ ﻻَ ﺗَﻌْﻠَﻤُﻮﻥَ

But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.

أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ أَنْ أَكُونَ مِنَ الْجَاهِلِينَ 

“I seek refuge in Allah from being among the ignorant.”

Surah 2. Al-Baqara, Ayah 67

anonymous asked:

Will you give information about establishing regular prayers (being steadfast in prayer)?

Al-Baqara, verse 43- And be steadfast in prayer; give Zakat, and bow down your heads with those who bow down (in worship).


Al-An'am, verse 72- Say: “To establish regular prayers and to fear Allah; for it is to him that we shall be gathered together.”

Being steadfast in prayer, praying regularly and in a spiritually and materially clean state means the growing of the belief and bursting out of the body, arranging the course of life in a regular and straight form. The body is cleaned spiritually and materially with it and, the body and the heart become strong by getting used to each other. If you compare the state of a person when he prays to when he does not pray, you will definitely see that his manners when he prays are better than when he does not.


This verse: “Prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds.“ (al-Ankabut, 29/45) indicates that truth. The mistakes in this kind of comparison originate from comparing different people. A person who does not perform prayers but who is regarded to have high ethics in terms of some issues becomes much better ethically and spiritually when he performs prayers. A person who performs prayers has benefits in terms of at least four ways: The first one is cleanliness; the second is the strength of heart; the third one is the order in terms of the times of the day; the fourth one is the social improvement. Those benefits are present even in the most formal prayer if one performs it regularly. It is impossible to calculate all of the benefits of performing prayers.

That issue is emphasized in many verses. Being steadfast in prayers essentially means performing prayers by paying attention to the pillars of prayers and with complete concentration.


“And they perform (yusalluna) prayers.” That is, they establish regular prayers. It is very interesting that the verbs “yusalluna” and “sallu” are used a lot in the Quran about prayers.


Doubtlessly, saying “they are steadfast in prayer” is more comprehensive than “they perform prayers”; it indicates performing prayers properly, that is, by paying attention to the pillars of prayers, surrendering to Allah and showing humbleness and even leading prayers. Therefore, it is wajib to perform prayers by paying attention to the pillars of prayers; it is also deemed necessary by the religion to command the good and forbid the evil especially for prayer and to make efforts to perform prayers properly.


The following are all related to commanding the good and forbid the evil regarding prayers: the training of the children by the parents about performing prayers, the advise and reminding by Muslim brothers of prayers to each other, the elimination of the barriers for prayer by the administrators and their encouragement for prayer by facilitating it, going to the mosque for the Friday prayer and performing prayers in congregation regularly. (see Elmalılı Hamdi, Hak Dini, the interpretation of the relevant verse)

The Exemplary Ethics of Prophet Muhammad: SLAVE OF GOD: Part 4 Long Tahajjud Prayers

It is understood from narrations that the Prophet recited long chapters while standing in tahajjud prayers and prolonged the bowing down and prostration, that he meditated on the deep meanings of the prayers, that prayed (dua) after prayers, that he mentioned the names of Allah and that he asked for forgiveness from Allah.

Ibn Masud (may Allah be pleased with him) says,

“One night,I decided to perform tahajjud prayer with the Messenger of Allah. I decided to spend the night with him and to worship as he did. He started to perform a prayer. I did, too. However, he did not bow down though a lot of time passed. He finished the chapter of al-Baqara. I thought, "He will bow down now" ; however, he continued. Then he read the chapters of Aal-i Imran and an-Nisa; then, he bowed down. I got so tired during the prayer that, at some point, some bad thought came to my mind.”

(What could that bad thought be? Did he think that the Messenger of Allah died while standing like Hazrat Sulayman (pbuh)?) One of the people listening to him asked, “What did you think?” Ibn Masud answered:

 "I thought of stopping the prayer and leaving him alone in prayer.“

Hazrat Aisha narrates:

“When I woke up one night, I could not see the Messenger of Allah next to me. I thought he might have gone to one of his other wives. I felt around with my hand. My hand touched his foot. Then I realized that he was praying. He was in prostration. I listened. He was crying and begging:”

"O Allah! I take refuge in your consent from your wrath. I take refuge in your forgiveness from your torture. O Allah! I take refuge only in you from you. (I take refuge in your beauty from your majesty, in your compassion from your grandeur) I confess that I cannot praise you as much as you praise your being.”“Being near you is great (a person who is your neighbor is a great person). It is great to praise you. Your army cannot be defeated. You never break your promise. There is no god but you; there is no deity but you.”

Hazrat Abu Dharr narrates:

“One night, the Prophet performed prayers until the sunrise. (When the Messenger of Allah read the verses of supplication, he repeated those verses insistently; he turned his prayer to a mosaic of respect, awe and worshipping. There were many long supplications that he read while prostrating, bowing down and standing in supererogatory prayers.) That night, he recited the following verse until the sunrise and cried: ‘If Thou dost punish them they are Thy servants: if Thou dost forgive them, Thou art the Exalted in power the Wise’.”

He never felt it sufficient to perform prayers; he could not reach a saturation point.

Abdullah b. Amr narrates:

“One night, I started to pray behind the Messenger of Allah. He continuously recited the following verse and cried, sobbing: “O my Lord! They have indeed led astray many among mankind: he then who follows my (ways) is of me, and he that disobeys me, but thou art indeed Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.“

Al Baqara 2:265

Bismillah Al Rahman Al Raheem
[2:265] And the example of those who spend their property to seek the Pleasure of Allah and for the certainty of their souls is as the example of a garden on an elevated ground, upon which heavy rain falls so it brings forth its fruit twofold but if heavy rain does not fall upon it, then light rain (is sufficient); and Allah Sees what you do

Tafseer / Commentary

From Salaam Bin Al Mustaneer,

(It has been narrated) from Abu Ja’farasws, regarding Hisazwj Words [2:265] And the example of those who spend their property to seek the Pleasure of Allah. Heasws said: ‘It was Revealed regarding Aliasws’.117

عن ممي مليوق عن ممي عم (علي س : لم َا َث ُ سا ِبي َن ُي ْن ِفمُل َن مَ ْال سَ ُ ُ ْم ِ،غل َم َا ْو ل ِت ا ِ ق قل م «علي مايو ساؤانين (علي س : ل مف ل ق ل لل اان ينفق الس م،غلم او ل ».

From Abu Baseer,

(It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullahasws [2:265] And the example of those who spend their property to seek the Pleasure of Allah. Heasws said: ‘Ali Amir-ul- Momineenasws is the best of them, and heasws is from the ones who spent hisasws wealth seeking the Pleasure of Allahazwj’.118

عن أبي مسعود الآنصاري، عن الرسول ﷺ قال: مَن قرَأ بالآيتَينِ مِن آخرِ سورةِ البقرةِ في ليلةٍ كفَتاه” صحيح البخاري

Narrated Abu Mas'ud Al-Ansari:

The Prophet said, “If one recites the last two Verses of Surat-al-Baqara at night, it is sufficient for him (for that night)." Sahih AlBukhari

Important

Watering down Deen in order to please Kuffar:

Surah Al-Baqara, Verse 120:

وَلَن تَرْضَىٰ عَنكَ الْيَهُودُ وَلَا النَّصَارَىٰ حَتَّىٰ تَتَّبِعَ مِلَّتَهُمْ

“Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you till you follow their religion…”

Al Baqara 2:256

Bismillah Al Rahman Al Rahim

2:256] There is no compulsion in the Religion; the right way has become clearly distinct from error; therefore, whoever disbelieves in the tyrant and believes in Allah he indeed has grabbed hold on the Firmest Handle, which shall not break off, and Allah is Hearing, Knowing

Tafseer / Commentary

Muhammad Bin Al-Abbas, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Saeed, from Ahmad Bin Al-Husayn Bin Saeed, from his father, from Al-Haseyn Bin Mukharaq, who says:

(It has been narrated) from Abu Al-Hassan Musaasws Bin Ja’farasws, from hisasws fatherasws, from hisasws forefathersasws regarding the Words of the Mighty and Majestic [2:256] he has grabbed hold of the Firmest Handle, said: ‘Ourasws cordiality, the Peopleasws of the Household’.93

من ململي ق قل م ح ثنل احا من علي الأيللي (و ي عن لق قل م ح ثني عاي احا من ممي سمل ق عن محا من ممي عم سموقيق عن ممي ق عن علف من حال رق عن ممي سح ن سهم رق عن عاشق عن عملية من ومهيق عن عم من عملسق قل م قل و ل (للو علي ل س لم «ان مح من ي،ا ك ملسهول سلثمو س،ي م نفلل

س ل فلي ،ا ك ملمية معي ل لليي علي من ممي ملس ق فإن م ي لك ان محم ل ،لمهق ل م ينأل ان ممغ ل عل ه».

Ibn Babuwayh, from Muhammad Bin Ali Majaylawiya, from his uncle Muhammad Bin Abu Al-Qasim, from Ahmad Bin Abu Abdullah Al-Barqy, from his father, from Khalaf Bin Hamaad Al-Asady, from Abu Al-Hassan Al-Abdy, from Al-Amsh, from Abayat Bin Rabi’e, from Abdullah Bin Abbas who said,

‘Rasool-Allahsaww said: ‘The one who loves that he should grab hold of the Firmest Handle which is inextricable, so he should attach himself to the Wilayah of mysaww brotherasws, and mysaww successorasws Aliasw Bin Abu Talibasws, for he will not be destroyed, the one who loves himasws and befriends himasws , but the one who hates himasws and is inimical to himasws’ will (surely) not be Rescued,.94

لعن ق مإ نل هق قل م قل و ل (للو علي ل س لم « ئاة ان لس سح ين (علي س : لق ان مملع فم مملع ق ل ان عللل فم علو عب ل أ ق ل سهول سلثموق ل ل سل يلة اسو ،هلسو».

And from him, by his chain, said,

‘Rasool-Allahsaww said: ‘The Imamsasws from the sonsasws of Al-Husaynasws – the one who obeys themasws, has obeyed Allahazwj, and the one who disobeys themasws, so he has disobeyed Allahasws Mighty and Majestic. Theyasws are [2:256] the Firmest Handle, and theyasws are the means to Allahazwj the High’.95

س،يخ سفمي ممل سح ن احا من محا من علي من سح ين من ،لب نم ول ه ان مويق سهلاةق عن سو ل (علي س : لق عن ملئ (علي س : لق قل م «قل و ل (للو علي ل س لم ،كلن مه ر ف،نة األاةق سنلأي ان ل ان ،ا ك ملسهول سلثمو.

Al-Sheykh, in Al-Faqeeh – Abu Al-Hassan Muhammad Bin Ahmad Bin Ali Bin Al-Husayn Bin Shazaan, reporting from the way of the generAl-Muslims,

(It has been narrated) from Al-Rezaasws, from hisasws forefathersasws having said: ‘Rasool-Allahsaww said: ‘There will happen, after mesaww, dark strife. The saved ones from it would be the one who attaches to [2:256] the Firmest Hand

فمي م يل و ل ق ل ال سهول سلثمو؟ قل م لمية ي سلليين.

So it was said, ‘O Rasool-Allahsaww, and what is [2:256] the Firmest Handle?’ Hesaww said: ‘Wilayah of the Chief of the successorsasws’.

قي م يل و ل ق ل ان ي سلليين. قل م مايو ساؤانين.

It was said, ‘O Rasool-Allahsaww! And who is the Chief of the successorsasws?’ Hesaww said: ‘Amir-ul-Momineenasws’.

قي م يل و ل ق ل ان مايو ساؤانين؟ قل م السو سا لاين ل االا مه ر.

It was said, ‘O Rasool-Allahsaww! And who is Amir-ul-Momineenasws?’ Hesaww said: ‘The Master of the Muslims and their Imamasws after mesaww’.

قي م يل و ل ق ل ان السو سا لاين ل االا مه ك؟ قل م معي علي من ممي ملس ».

It was said, ‘O Rasool-Allahsaww! And who is the Master of the Muslims and their Imamasws after yousaww?’ Hesaww said: ‘Mysaww brotherasws, Aliasws Bin Abu Talibasws’.96

ل عن ق مإ نل ه عن حبيفة من م ي ق قل م قل و ل (للو علي ل س لم «يل حبيفةق ان حأة عليك مه ر علي من ممي ملس ق سكفو م كفو مل ق ل س،وك م ،وك مل ق ل س،ك في ،ك في ق ل سحل في اسحل في ق ل نكلو س انكلو ق ل يالن م ايالن مل ق ن معل و ل ل للي ق ل اال ما، ق ل لل حم سا،ينق ل عول، سلثمو

م نفلل س لق ل ي لك في ثنلن ل م بن س م غل ق ل املو.

From him, by his chain from Huzeyfa Bin Aseyd who said,

‘Rasool-Allahsaww said: ‘O Huzeyfa! The Proofasws of Allahazwj over you, after mesaww is Aliasws Bin Abu Talibasws. The disbelief with himasws is disbelief with Allahazwj, and the association with himasws is the association with Allahazwj (Polytheism), and the doubt in himasws is doubt in Allahazwj, and the heresy in himasws is heresy in Allahazwj, and the rejecting of himasws is rejection of Allahazwj, and the belief in himasws is believing in Allahazwj, because heasws is the brother of Rasool-Allahsaww, and hissaww successorasws, and the Imamasws of hissaww community, and heasws is the strong Rope of Allahazwj, and [2:256] Firmest Handle, not having any dichotomy in it. And there will be getting destroyed with regards to himasws, two, and not having sinned for it – the exaggerator (Ghaali) and the reducer (Muqassir).

يل حبيفةق م ،فلوقن عليل ف،فلوقنيق ل م ،علسفن عليل ف،علسفنيق ان عليل انيق ل منل ان ق ان م عم فم م عمنيق ل ان مو له فم مو لني».

O Huzeyfa! Do not separate from Aliasws for you would have separated from mesaww, and do not oppose Aliasws for you would have opposed mesaww. Aliasws is from me saww and Isaww am from himasws. Whoever is angry with himasws so he is angry with mesaww, and the one who is pleased with himasws, so he is pleased with mesaww’.97

ل عن م مإ نل هق قل و ل (للو علي ل س لم «ان مح من ي ،ا ك ملسهول سلثمو فلي ،ا ك مح علي ل مل مي، ».

And from him, by his chain, ‘Rasool-Allahsaww said: ‘The one who loves that he should attach himself to [2:256] the Firmest Handle so he should attach himself to the love of Aliasws and the Peopleasws of hisasws Household’.98

ل ان مويق ساعلسفينق ال ول ه الفق من محا ق مإ نل ه عن عم سوحان من ممي سيلوق قل م قل و ل (للو علي ل س ل سهلي (علي س : لم «منت سهول سلثمو».

And from the ways of the opponents, is what has been reported by Mofaq Bin Ahmad, by his chain from Abdul Rahman Bin Abu Layli who said,

‘Rasool-Allahsaww said to Aliasws: ‘O Aliasws! Youasws are [2:256] the Firmest Handle’.99