allaahu

How many raindrops does each cloud hold. Every rain drop is accounted for. Each single one. Since the beginning of time. Subhan Allaah. Whenever you feel your worries becoming great, think of the Greatness of Allaah and how He alone is able to do everything and anything.

Things to do in pursuit of happiness

• Wake up for Tahajjud prayers at least once a week.
• Fast on Mondays and Thursdays. And the white days every month.
• Spread salaam to those whom you know and those who you don’t know. The full salaam.
• Send peace and blessings upon the prophet Muhammad, everyday. Salla Allaahu ‘alayhi wassalam.
• Read the morning and evening and sleep adhkaar every day without fail.
• Read at least one page of the Qur-aan with the translation a day. Gradually increase.
• Dedicate at least 20 minutes a day to read from tafseer Ibn Kathir. Take notes.
• Aim to memorise the Qur-aan. Make the intention and set realistic goals.
• Have the Qur-aan or a beneficial tape playing anytime you can. When you’re getting ready in the morning… Brushing your teeth, washing your face, eating your breakfast, driving, cooking… Etc.
• At least 15 mins a day to listen and FOCUS on an Islamic reminder/audio. Or read out of an Islamic book. Take notes.
• Lower your gaze.
• Don’t talk to opposite gender without reason.
• Try to pray as soon as the time has been called.
• Pray the sunnah prayers.
• Do the adkhaar after each prayer. Astaghfirullaah. Alhamdulillaah. SubhaanAllaah. Allaahu akbar. Ayaatul kursi. Du'aa.
• Kiss your parents. Hug your parents. Smile at your parents. Serve your parents. Be kind, be kind, be kind.
• Give small gifts.
• Smile to people and say hello.
• Tell people you love them.
• Keep in regular touch with your relatives, even if its through a text.
• Give bottles of water to strangers on a hot day.
• Give glasses of water to those close to you on a hot day. And a normal day.
• Hold the door open for people.
• Offer the seat you have to someone.
• Make genuine du'aa for those you think of, those who ask you to, and those who you you say you will to.
• Think of your brothers and sisters around the world, the situations they’re in and pray for them.
• Attend the masjid regularly for prayer and talks. Think of the angels surrounding you and supplicating for you.
• Treat people according to your manners and values, not theirs.
• Eat your greens. Exercise. Brush your teeth. Brush your hair. Shower. Exfoliate. Moisturise your skin. Wear clean clothes.
• Know you can’t please everyone. And forgive the mean ones.
• Do it all for His sake.
• Beg for jannatul firdous. Beg for jannatul firdous. Beg for jannatul firdous.

You will fall again and again. It’s in your nature. Just don’t stop getting up. Keep struggling and striving till you get there. Because eventually, by His will, you will.

To be steadfast means that you make your actions purely and sincerely for Allah.’
—  Uthmaan bin ‘Affan –Radi Allaahu anhu | ‘Madarij as-Salikeen’ vol 2 p.103]

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Eid Mubarak! 🎁🎊🎉 Taqabbal Allaahu minna wa mink (May Allaah accept (this worship) from us and from you). In’ shā’ Allāh all the Ibadah we have done over the past month has been accepted, and that we may continue with righteous deeds to achieve the highest reward for the hereafter. Have a great day In’ shā’ Allāh with your loved ones. 😊😊 Please keep my family and I In your Duas.

The messenger of Allaah (sall Allaahu ‘aleihi wa salaam said) :

“Whoever says in the morning time:

(La ilaha ila Allaahu wahdahu la shareeka lahu, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu yuhyee wa youmeet wa huwa ala kulli shayin qadeer)

ten times, then Allaah writes ten rewards for every time he says this one. Ten bad deeds are erased. Allaah raises him up by ten grades, and it is equivalent to him freeing ten slaves. It is a protection for him from the beginning of the day until the end of the day. He will not do an action that day better than it, and if he says it during the evening then he gets the same reward.”


[Silsilah Ahadeeth as-Saheehah 2523]

Translated by Abu Daawood 'Abdullaah al-Meksiki (student of knowledge)

The Messenger’s ﷺ Dua for Ayesha & his Ummah

From the Mother of the believers Ayesha -Radhi Allaahu anha- who said: ‘When I saw that the Prophet was feeling happy, I said 'O Messenger of Allaah supplicate to Allaah for me.’

He said:
اللهم اغفر لعائشة ما تقدم من ذنبها وما تأخر ، وما أسرت وما أعلنت
'O Allaah forgive Ayesha her past and future sins, what she does secretly and openly.’

Ayesha began laughing so much that she fell with her head on the lap of the Messenger of Allaah.

So the Prophet said: 'Does my Dua make you happy?’
She said: 'How can I not be happy with your Dua?’

Then the Prophet said:
والله إنها لدعوتي لأمتي في كل صلاة
'I swear by Allah that this is my Dua for my Ummah in every prayer.’

[Collected by Bazzaar and Albaani declared it to be Hasan in Silsilah Saheehah no. 2254]

SubhaanAllaah I met this sister in the prophets mosque during my Umrah trip at the start of the year…
I had been thinking of her and I realised I hadn’t messaged her in a while.. When I messaged to check up on her this is what she said..
SubhaanAllaah my heart felt truly saddened..
Inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raaji'oon…
This is the dunya my brothers and sisters… It is lived from moment to moment..
One second you’re here and the next - you’re gone. Just like that. In the blink of an eye…
This is the reality of our life here…
You will not get a warning and there will be no announcement for when death will arrive.
Please, I beg you…
Be conscious of Allaah subhaanahu wa ta'aala… Talk to Him, pray to Him, praise Him, thank Him…
Learn to worship Him in the best way; learn the sunnah of His messenger, Muhammad salla Allaahu alayhi wassalam… Strive and struggle upon the path of Islaam.
Aslimuu!
Submit to your Lord! Isn’t it time?!
I ask you by Allaah! How do you know you will live to see the light of day tomorrow?!
How do you know that you’ll open your eyes after sleep?!
How do you know that you’ll cross the road safely!?
How do you know that you will open the car door, and be alive to exit and close it?!
Wallaahi we do not know! 😓😓😓
Allaah subhaanahu wa ta'aala says that on that day - our life here will only feel like it was the duration of a PART of the morning/afternoon. How short is this dunya and how short is our memory of this fact!
Theres no time to waste my brothers and sisters… Please… Struggle for His sake.. Distance yourself from all that which displeases Him… Ask Him to give you the strength to stay firm… Surround yourself with good brothers/sisters…
Read from His book and contemplate on His words… You CAN change. You CAN prepare yourself. And you CAN be the happiest you have ever been by doing so.
I beg you..
Be mindful of Him…
Be mindful of Him and as He promised, He will be mindful of you.
Please make du'aa for this brother and his family. May Allaah forgive him for his shortcomings and may He fill his grave with noor. May Allaah allow this brother to see his place in Jannah.. And may Allaah comfort and soothe the hearts of his family members..
To Him we belong and to Him we will return. And may we return to Him again and again in hope, in fear, in love and in repentance - before our soul and body does once and for all. Ready or not.

Dua ‘ for Increase in Knowledge

Compiled & translated By Abbas Abu Yahya

1 – Al-Hafidh Ibn Hajr al-Assqalani (d.852 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- said:

‘Regarding the statement: ‘The saying of Allaah Azza wa Jal:

وَقُل رَّبِّ زِدۡنِي عِلۡمٗا

‘Rabbi Zidni Ilma’

<<O my Lord increase me in knowledge>>

This is a clear proof of the Excellence of knowledge. This is because Allaah Ta’ala did not order the Messenger -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- with request for increase in anything except for an increase in knowledge.’

[From: ‘Fath al-Bari’ 1/141]

2 – Umm Salma Radhi Allaahu anha said, the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- used to say in the supplication in the morning prayer:

اللهم إني أسألك علماً نافعاً، ورزقاً طيباً، وعملاً متقبلاً

‘Allaahumma innee assaluka ilman nafia, wa rizzqan tayyeebun, wa amalan mutaqabilan,.’

‘O Allaah indeed I ask You for beneficial knowledge, and a good Halal provision, and actions which are accepted.’

[Collected by Tayalisee, Tabraani & regarded Hasan by Hafidh Ibn Hajr]

3 – From Anas bin Malik – Radi Allaahu anhu – that he heard the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- supplicating:

اللهم انفعني بما علمتني وعلمني ما ينفعني وارزقني علما تنفعني به

Allahumman fa’nee bi-maa ‘allam-ta-nee wa ‘allim-nee maa yanfa’u-nee war zuq-nee ‘ilman yanfa’u-nee

‘O Allaah benefit me with what You have taught me, and teach me that which will benefit me, and grant me knowledge which will benefit me.’

[Collected by al-Hakim, Bayhaqi, Tabraani & authenticated by Albaani in Silsilah No. 3151]

4 – Allaah Ta’ala said:

رَبَّنَآ ءَاتِنَا فِي ٱلدُّنۡيَا حَسَنَةٗ وَفِي ٱلۡأٓخِرَةِ حَسَنَةٗ وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ

<< O our Lord give us good in this Dunyaa, and good in the Hereafter and save us from the punishment of the fire  >> [2:201]

Al-Hasan said: ‘al-Hasana (good) in the Dunyaa is knowledge and worship, and in the Hereafter it is Paradise.’

Sufyan said: ‘al-Hasana (good) in the Dunyaa is knowledge and good provision, and in the Hereafter Paradise.’

[From: ‘Lattaif al-Ma’arif p.302]

5 – Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Jafar said: ‘I heard Ibn Khuzaimah while he was asked: ‘Where did you get this knowledge from?’

He answered: ‘The Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

ماء زمزم لما شرب له

Zam Zam water is what it is drank for.’

So, when I would drink Zam Zam water I would ask Allaah for beneficial knowledge.’

[From: ‘Tadhkiratul Huffadh’ 2/721]

Al-Hakim said: ‘I drank Zam Zam water and I asked Allaah that he grant me the ability to compile works of books in a good way.’

[From: ‘Tadhkiratul Huffadh’ 3/1044]

Al-Hafidh Ibn Hajr said: ‘Once I drank Zam Zam, and I supplicated to Allaah, at that time I was at the beginning of studying Hadeeth, I asked Allaah to grant me the status of Dhahabi in memorising Hadeeth.  Twenty years later I went to perform Hajj, and I found in myself the ability to surpass that rank, so I asked Allaah for a higher rank than before, and I hope that Allaah grants me that rank.’

[From: ‘Juz hadeeth (Mau Zam Zam lema shuriba lahu)’ p.191 – 192]

6 – Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah (d.728 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- said:

‘The reality of the issue is that a slave of Allaah is in dire need of asking someone for knowledge and guidance, seeking and asking, then he remembers Allaah and of his dire need of Allaah, then Allaah guides and shows him.  Just as Allaah said:

يا عبادي كلكم ضال إلا من هديته فاستهدوني أهدكم

‘O My worshippers! All of you are astray except the one whom I have guided, so seek guidance from Me and I will guide you.’
[Collected by Muslim]

And just as the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- used to say:

اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ جَبْرَائِيلَ وَمِيكَائِيلَ وَإِسْرَافِيلَ. فَاطِرَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ. عَالِمَ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ. أَنْتَ تَحْكُمُ بَيْنَ عِبَادِكَ فِيمَا كَانُوا فِيهِ يَخْتَلِفُونَ. اهْدِنِي لِمَا اخْتُلِفَ فِيهِ مِنَ الْحَقِّ بِإِذْنِكَ إِنَّكَ تَهْدِي مَنْ تَشَاءُ إِلَى صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ

Allaahumma Rabba Jibreela wa Mikaa’eela wa Israafeel, faatir al-samawaati wa’l-ard, ‘aalim al-ghaybi wa’l-shahaadah, anta tahkumu bayna ‘ibaadika fima kaanu fihi yukhtalifoon, ihdini lima’khtulifa fihi min al-haqq bi idhnika, innaka tahdi man tasha’ ila siraatin mustaqeem

‘O Allaah, Lord of Jibraeel, Mikael and Israfeel, You are the Originator of the heavens and the earth, the One who has all knowledge of the unseen and what is visible. You judge between Your worshippers in what they differ, guide me to the truth by Your permission in what they differ, indeed You are the One who guides whom You want to the straight path.’ [Collected by Muslim]

[Majmoo’ Fatawa 4/39]

[Taken from: ‘an-Nubdha fee Adab Talab al-Ilm’ by Muhammad Uthman p.179-181]

Above Post slightly updated by AbdurRahman. Org – added transliteration of the dua’a

anonymous asked:

Assalamu alaikum. Just wondering if you could recommend reputable scholars who do tafsir of the Quran. I used to watch a lot of tafsir videos from nouman ali khan, but my understanding is that he is questionable, therefore is it possible his tafsir is also questionable? May Allah reward you for answering all the questions

Wa ‘alaik as-ṣalām wa Raḥmatullāh.

There are many authentic resources that are available and easily accessible to us, wa Lillāhil-Ḥamd, and authentic tafaṣīr are no exception. Please bear in mind and take full consideration to the fact that the uprightness and reliability of the teacher is as important as what is being taught (e.g. tafṣīr, ‘aqīdah, fiqh, etc.). The Imām of Dār al-Ḥijrah, Mālik Ibn Anāṣ (d.179Ḥ) said, “Indeed, this knowledge (i.e. al-Islām) is your flesh and blood, and you will be asked about it on the Day of Judgment, so look to whom you take (knowledge) from.” 

Shaikh al-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah (d.728Ḥ) on the Principles of Tafṣīr taught by Ustāẓ Abul-’Abbās Mūsā Richardson. 

Tafsīr of Imām Ibn Kathīr (d.774Ḥ) taught by Ustāẓ Abū Ḥakīm Bilāl Ibn Aḥmad. 

Tafṣīr of Shaikh ‘Abdur-Raḥmān Ibn Nāṣir as-Sa’dī (d.1376Ḥ) taught by Ustāẓ Abul-’Abbās Mūsā Richardson:

Tafṣīr of Shaikh Muḥammad Ibn Ṣālih al-’Uthaimīn (d.1420Ḥ), the student of Shaikh ‘Abdur-Raḥmān as-Sa’dī, taught by Ustāẓ Abul-’Abbās Mūsā Richardson:

Classes that contain multiple exegeses of the Qur’ān taught by Ustāẓ Abul-’Abbās Mūsā Richardson: 

Trusted sources: SalafiSounds.comMirāth al-’Anbiyā Publications, Bakkah.net (study material), Al-Masjid al-Awwal Pittsburgh, and The Reign of Islāmic Da’wah (as some of the tafṣīr classes of Ustāẓ Abul-’Abbās Mūsā Richardson are delivered at al-Masjid al-Furqān, TROID, via. Tele-Link). 


On to Nouman Ali Khan (we ask Allaah to guide him): he has many errors to his name and by extension to that, his institute and tafṣīr program(s). He has explicitly lied upon the Messenger of Allaah (ṣallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa ṣallam) and concocted a fictitious story in mockery of a Companion (raḍi Allaahu ta’āla anhu), referring to him as “Pokieman,” only then to use his teacher (which he refuses to name) as the scapegoat that narrated it to him. The subject of ‘aqīdah is a constant non-issue to Nouman Ali Khan, while he encourages his followers to look for “palindromes” in the Qur’ān which he calls miracles. He uses the tafṣīr of Mu’tazilite az-Zamaksharī in his classes to an audience of unsuspecting Muslims, and slanders an Imām of tafṣīr, Ibn Jarīr at-Ṭabarī (d.310Ḥ). Nouman Ali Khan is not qualified nor a trustworthy authority to knowledge in our Religion no matter how many schemes try to market to his followers that he is a “Qur’ān Expert,” and we ask Allaah that He guides him to the truth, to sincere repentance, and to distance him from the filth of innovations and its people. 

Other key factors to understand:

We ask Allaah Subḥānahu wa Ta’āla to make us firm upon His Magnificent Religion and to distance us from the filth of ash-Shaḥawāt and the misleading misguidance of Shubuḥāt.

DAILY DUA

Dua and remembrance in the morning and evening #9

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ ، وحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Translation

The messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said: Whoever says (translation of which is):

“None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner, to Him belongs all sovereignty and praise, and He is over all things omnipotent.

(one hundred times during the day)* will have the reward of freeing ten people (from bondage), one hundred good deeds will be written for him, hundred bad deeds will be wiped away and he has gained refuge from the devil for that day, and none shall come (on the day of judgement) with anything better except for someone who has done more (than this).

Transliteration

laa ilaaha ill-allaahu, waḥdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamdu, wa huwa ‛alaa kulli shay’in qadeer (100x)

Sources: Bukhari No# 3293, 6403; Muslim No# 2691 Ibn Majah No# 3798

✒ Benefit | A Few Sunan Regarding 'Eīd-ul-Fiṭr | Please Act Upon Them

A few Sunan regarding ‘Eīd-ul-Fiṭr are as follows:

• Reciting Takbeer:

It is Mustaḥabb (recommended) to recite Takbeer from the night of ‘Eid (i.e after sunset on the last day of Ramaḍān) onwards until the Imām comes out to lead the prayer. The format of the Takbeer is as follows:

الله أكبر الله أكبر ، لا اله الا الله ، الله أكبر ، الله أكبر ولله الحمد

‘Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Laa Ilaaha Illallaahu, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Wa Lillaahil-Ḥamd’

(Allāh is Most Great, Allāh is Most Great, there is no god except Allāh, Allāh is Most Great, Allāh is Most Great, and all praise be to Allāh).

Sh. Ibn al-‘Uthaymeen Raḥimahullāh mentioned: “.. As for congregational Takbeer in unison, THIS IS NOT FROM THE SUNNAH. Rather, everyone is to make the Takbeer individually. With this Takbeer, it is legislated for men to raise their voices with it. As for the women, they are NOT TO RAISE THEIR VOICES.” (Translated and originally posted by Br. Raha b. Donald Batts)

● [نور على الدرب ٣٥٥]

Imām Ibn Abī Shaybah Raḥimahullāh narrated with a Ṣaḥeeḥ Isnād that az-Zuhrī said: “The people used to recite Takbeer on ‘Eid day when they came out of their houses until they came to the prayer place, and until the Imām came out. When the Imām came out they fell silent, and when he said Takbeer they said Takbeer.”

● [إرواء الغليل ١\١٢١]

• Taking Ghusl:

It is established from the Companion Ibn ‘Umar Raḍi-Allāhu ‘Anhumā that he used to bathe ON THE MORNING of ‘Eīd day. The Tābi'ee Sa'eed b. al-Musayyib Raḥimahullāh said: “The Sunan of ‘Eīd-ul-Fiṭr are three: Walking to the prayer-ground, eating before going out and taking a bath.”

● [إرواء الغليل ٣\١٠٤]

Sh. Ibn al-‘Uthaymeen Raḥimahullāh said: “Some of the scholars regarded it as Mustaḥabb (recommended) to take Ghusl for the ‘Eid prayer, because it is narrated that some of the Salaf did this, this is also the opinion of ‘Alī b. Abī Ṭālib Raḍi-Allāhu 'Anhu.”

● [إرواء الغليل ١٤٦ ، صححه الألباني]

• Eating Odd Number Of Dates Before Leaving For Prayer:

Reported by Imām al-Bukhārī from Anas b. Mālik Raḍi-Allāhu 'Anhu who said: “The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ never used to go out on the morning of ‘Eīd-ul-Fiṭr until he had eaten some dates… of which he would eat AN ODD NUMBER (i.e eating 3, 5, 7, or 9 dates before leaving for 'Eīd prayer).”

● [رواه البخاري ٩٥٣]

• Going For Ṣalāh (Prayer) From One Route And Coming Back From Another:

“When Allāh’s Messenger ﷺ would go out on the day of ‘Eid by one route, he would return by another.”

● [جامع الترمذي ٥٤١]

• 'Eīd Prayer Is Obligatory Upon Believing Men And Women As Per The Strong Opinion:

Sh. Ibn al-‘Uthaymīn Raḥimahullāh commented: “The Muslims are unanimously agreed that the ‘Eid prayer is prescribed in Islām, some say that it is Farḍ-e-Kifāyah (a communal obligation) and some say that it is Farḍ-e-‘Ayn (an individual obligation), and that not praying it, is a sin.”

● [مجموع الفتاوى ١٦\٢١٦-٢٢٣]

• Wearing Your Best Clothes:

Sh. Ibn al-‘Uthaymīn Raḥimahullāh said: “You should wear your best clothes – this is for men. With regards to women, they SHOULD NOT WEAR BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES when they go out to the ‘Eid prayer place, because the Prophet ﷺ said: 'Let them go out looking decent’ i.e. in their REGULAR CLOTHES that are NOT fancy. IT IS ḤARĀM for them (i.e women) to go out wearing perfume and makeup.”

● [مجموع الفتاوى ١٦\٢١٦-٢٢٣]

Note: Also It is known that the companion Ibn ‘Umar would dress in his best clothes for the two ‘Eids as reported by Ibn Ḥajar Raḥimahullāh in his Fatḥ-ul-Bārī (2/439).

• Greeting After The Prayer Of ‘Eīd-ul-Fiṭr:

It was narrated that Jubayr b. Nufayr Raḍi-Allāhu 'Anhu said: “When the Companions of the Prophet ﷺ met one another on the day of ‘Eid, they would say to one another, 'Taqabbal-Allaahu Minnaa Wa Minkum’ (May Allāh accept (good deeds) from us and from you).”

● [وقال ابن حجر رحمه الله : إسناده حسن ، أنظر : الفتح ٢/٤٤٦]

• Praying Two Rak’āt (units) After Returning Home From 'Eīd Prayer:

From Abū Sa'eed al-Khudree Raḍi-Allāhu 'Anhu who said: “The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ would NOT PRAY ANYTHING BEFORE the 'Eīd prayer then when he returned to his house (after prayer), he would pray 2 units (Rak’āt).”

● [رواه ابن ماجه ١٢٩٣ ، صححه الحاكم وحسنه ابن حجر والألباني رحمهم الله]

⚠ IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an abandoned Sunnah (سنة مهجورة), so revive it please, Imām al-Ḥākim used to say regarding it هذه سنة عزيزة (This is a noble Sunnah). ⚠

تقبل الله منا ومنكم

Taqabbal-Allaahu Minnaa Wa Minkum.

(May Allāh Accept It From Us And From You)

Article by your brother Aboo Maryamm al-Baakistaanee.

Vivid...

We’d talk about the simple life… 
How the women around the messenger would sometimes eat only one date for the whole day… 
No, we wouldn’t just talk about it, we’d encourage each other to live it. 
How often we get caught up in this world and the smallest details which will one day be not only insignificant but destructive due to the time wasted. 
We’d talk about the fear of Allaah they had, the honesty even against themselves. The trust they had. Obeying Him, leaving everything aside - never thinking about worldly losses. 
Life was lived form heartbeat to heartbeat. We’d talk about the messenger and his companions so much that we felt like we were living amongst them. Everything was different. I never felt so alive all my life. Nights were especially different. Talking about the insignificance of this world and its luxuries so much that sleep almost meant nothing, it was just one of those things we turned to when we needed to for survival. Sleep was like having one date for the day. I remember sisters crying so much that the carpet beneath them was literally soaking. I remember the way my spine cracked when standing up again after rukoo’. But more than ever I remember getting lost in the recitation, getting lost in the stories of the prophets, getting lost in the trials Muhammad salla Allaahu alayhi wassalam went through as he recited each verse… One verse turned into many.. And many turned into a page.. Pages turned into ajzaa’.… I remember getting lost in the details of the aakhirah.. I remember the sounds of brothers behind the imaam, weeping so loudly that it echoed to the sisters section. I remember losing track of time, and just like that. 7 hours passed for two units of prayer. I remember us all saying the salam, I remember the silence thereafter. The silent sobs. Nothing was the same. The atmosphere was the quietest it had been in a long time.

The Sunnahs of Eid-ul-Fitr

Shaykh Saalih Ibn Uthaymeen said:

1 – It is mustahab to recite takbeer during the night of Eid from sunset on the last day of Ramadan until the imaam comes to lead the prayer.

The format of the takbeer is as follows:

Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, wa Lillaahi’l-hamd

(Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, there is no god except Allah, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, and all praise be to Allah).

Or you can say Allaahu akbar three times (instead of two).

Men should raise their voices reciting this dhikr in the marketplaces, mosques and homes, but women should not raise their voices.

2 – You should eat an odd number of dates before leaving for the Eid prayer, because the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) did not set out on the day of Eid until he had eaten an odd number of dates. You should stick to an odd number as the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) did.

3 – You should wear your best clothes – this is for men. With regard to women, they should not wear beautiful clothes when they go out to the Eid prayer-place, because the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Let them go out looking decent”
i.e., in regular clothes that are not fancy.
It is haram for them to go out wearing perfume and makeup.

4 – Some of the scholars regarded it as mustahab to do ghusl for the Eid prayer, because it is narrated that some of the salaf did this. Doing ghusl for Eid prayer is mustahab, just as it is prescribed for Jumu’ah because one is going to meet people. So if one does ghusl that is good.

5 – The Eid prayer. It seems to me, based on the evidence, that it is fard ‘ayn (an individual obligation) and that every male is obliged to attend the Eid prayer except for those who have an excuse. This was the view favoured by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy on him).

6 – If Jumu’ah and Eid fall on the same day, the Eid prayer should be held, as should Jumu’ah prayer, as is indicated by the apparent meaning of the hadeeth of al-Nu’maan ibn Basheer (radiallaahu anhu) which was narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh. But those who attend the Eid prayer with the imaam may attend Jumu’ah if they wish, or they may pray Dhuhr.

7 – Ruling on Tahiyyatul-Masjid. What seems more likely to be correct in my view is that we should pray two rak’ahs in the Eid prayer-place to greet the mosque, but we should not denounce one another with regard to this issue, because it is a matter concerning which the scholars differ. We should not denounce others with regard to matters where the scholars differ, unless there is a clear text. So we should not denounce the one who prays (Tahiyyatul-Masjid) or the one who sits down without praying.

8 – One of the rulings on the day of Eid – Eid al-Fitr – is that Zakat al-Fitr is due on this day. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) enjoined that it should be given before the Eid prayer.

9 – People should greet one another, but that results in haraam actions on the part of many people, such as men entering houses and shaking hands with unveiled women without any mahram being present. Some of these evils are worse than others.
Some people have the custom of going out to the graveyard on the day of Eid to greet the occupants of the graves, but the occupants of the graves have no need of any greeting or congratulations, because they do not fast or pray qiyaam.

Visiting the graves is not something to be done especially on the day of Eid or Friday or any particular day.
Visiting graves is an act of worship, and acts of worship are not acceptable unless they are in accordance with sharee’ah. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) did not single out the day of Eid for visiting the graves, so we should not do so either.

10 – There is nothing wrong with what men do on the day of Eid of embracing one another.

11 – It is prescribed for the one who goes out to the Eid prayer to go by one route and return by another, following the example of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). This Sunnah does not apply to other prayers, Jumu’ah or anything else, it only applies to Eid.

Adapted from Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 16/216-223

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Faatimah (upon whom be peace) came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and asked him for a servant.

He said, “Shall I not tell you of something that is better for you than that? When you go to sleep, say ‘Subhaan Allaah’ thirty-three times, ‘Al-hamdu Lillah’ thirty-three times, and ‘Allaahu akbar’ thirty four times.”

(Reported by al-Bukhaari, 4943).

DAILY DUA

Dua when struck with a calamity or when unable to do something #2

حَسْبِيَ اللهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ

Translation

Indeed Allah rebukes due to negligence and slackness, but take to determination and caution, and if a matter should overtake you then say:

Allah is sufficient for me, and how fine a trustee (He is).

Transliteration

ḥasbiy-allaahu wa ni‛m-al-wakeel

Sources: Abu Dawud No# 3627

In these blessed days, May Allaah curse ISIS and all other similar terrorist groups and all those who support them. You are the reason for the attacks against Muslims. You are not the truth. You are not brave. You are not heroes. & you are definitely not emulating the way of the Prophet Muhammad (sallah Allaahu aleyhi wasallam).

You are cowards. May Allaah protect us, all of us from your evils and may Allaah raise the ranks of the Muslims who died as a consequence of your actions. Ameen.

Dear Selfie-lover!

Dear Selfie-lover!

The Messenger of Allāh [sall Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam] said:

“ إنَّ أَشَدَّ النَّاسِ عَذَابًا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ الْمُصَوِّرُونَ “

“The most severest in Punishment on Day of judgement are the picture makers.”

[Sahīh Muslim no.(2109) | Translator: Dr. Abū Sārah Abdulilāh Lahmāmee حفظه الله]