following the sunnah

A few years ago, a teenager came to me with tears in his eyes and he wished to speak to me. He said, “For the last few months I’ve been going to Islamic gatherings and the mawlana has been telling us about the importance of following the sunnah. He told me that we should not wear school uniform. Instead we should instead wear Muslim clothing and at the very minimum, we should be wearing an ‘Imama to school.”

He went to school one day, with his jumper, shirt, trousers, tie and an 'Imama on top of his head and all of his friends teased him and cussed him until he broke down in tears. He has never wanted to come close to religion again because he felt as though if you can’t be in a uniform then you are not good enough. That’s not the fault of the kid or the Muslim who teased him. It’s the fault of those who teach without hikmah and insight. Preachers need to use their brains and understand the environment we are living in. We are not a religion of one set type of clothing and we shouldn’t look down on people who dress in western attire if it follows the requirements of being loose and respectable. The Messenger ﷺ wore clothing from different nations. If you are not careful and don’t have wisdom, you’ll scare people and the community from the beautiful Sunnah due to tunnel vision and lack of understanding.

—  Shaykh Mohammad Aslam
this dunya is nothing more than temporary enjoyment, this dunya was not build for the believers.. our permanent home is in the akhirah.
So build the akhirah you want, build a palace for yourself in Jannah. Stay on the right path, give to charity, follow the sunnah of the prophet ﷺ, have the best of manners, increase your taqwa, don’t change the teachings to suit yourself, never let go of salah, always remember Allah ﷻ, recite the words of Allah on a daily basis, stay away from that which Allah has forbidden, be amongst those who enjoin in good and forbid evil, increase your knowledge for the sake of Allah ﷻ and always renew your intentions.

It’s really a shame to see children being so afraid of their parents to the point where they’re hesitant to do things which pleases Allah or follow the Sunnah of His Prophet. They’re willing to do the haram but they’re so hesitant to follow what Allah has commanded.

May Allah SWT give me the ability to raise children who will serve this Deen, who will never comprise their Islam for anyone not even for myself. May Allah guide us all. Ameen.

18 sources of barakah:

1) good intentions
2) piety and belief in Allah swt
3) dua
4) putting your trust in Allah swt
5) reading Qur'an‭
6) honesty in trade
7) saying bismillah
8) solah
9) charity
10) praying istikhara
11) halal income
12) marriage
13) waking up early
14) tying your ties of kinship
15) giving thanks to Allah swt
16) following sunnah
17) eating with people
18) asking Allah swt for forgiveness

anonymous asked:

i keep questioning everything from your posts. I don't know what to believe, to be honest. Is it bad to just follow the Qur'an, the sunnah and the hadith, to have love for the Prophet Muhammed (saw) and those before him, to have love for the ahlul bayt? I really don't want to identify as sunni or shia just muslim. I just do not know what to believe?

What makes you think it’s bad to follow the Quran, Sunnah and have love for the Prophet (saw) and his progeny (as)? I’m sorry to confuse you, I will explain it in an easier way ..

It’s important to know that the word ‘Shia’ has been used a several times in the Holy Quran (37:83, 28:15). Also the first person who used this term was the Prophet (saw) himself. The Messenger of Allah (saw) said to Ali: ‘’Glad tiding O Ali! Verily you and your companions and your Shia (followers) will be in Paradise.’’

Sunni references:

  • Fadha’il al-Sahaba, by Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, v2, p655
  • Hilyatul Awliyaa, by Abu Nu’aym, v4, p329
  • Tarikh, by al-Khateeb al-Baghdadi, v12, p289
  • Al-Awsat, by al-Tabarani
  • Majma’ al-Zawa’id, by al-Haythami, v10, pp 21-22
  • Al-Darqunti, who said this tradition has been transmitted via numerous authorities
  • Al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar Haythami , Ch. 11, section 1, p247 

The Messenger of Allah (saw) said:’The Shia of Ali are the real victorious in the day of resurrection/rising’’

Sunni references:

  • Al-Manaqib Ahmad
  • Yanabi al-Mawaddah, by al-Qundoozi al-Hanafi, p62

Thus the Messenger of Allah (saw) used to say the phrase of “Shia of ‘Ali”. This phrase is not something invented later. From the above pieces of evidence, the word “Shia’’ is used by Allah (swt) in the Quran for His Prophets as well as their followers. Further, His blessed Prophet, Muhammad (saw) has repeatedly used this word for the followers of Imam Ali (as).

However I did not locate the exact term of “Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama’ah” in the Holy Quran or the traditions of the Prophet (saw).. (read more here)

The fact of the matter is, even if you do not wish to be called ‘Sunni’ or ‘Shia’, you will be called 'Sunni’ or 'Shia’ by others. If you believe in the 12 Imam (as) you will be called a Shia, even if you yourself say you are a 'Muslim’. You cannot avoid these labels. If things are still not clear, message me privately and I will gladly answer your questions.

anonymous asked:

Thats a lovely ring you got there, what kind of ring is that?

It’s an aqeeq (quartz) ring. It’s a Sunnah (following the prophetic tradition) for Shias to wear one on the right hand’s fingers. 

Letting the gaze run loose also makes the heart blind to distinguishing between truth and falsehood, between the sunnah and innovation; while lowering it for Allaah, the Mighty and Exalted, gives it a penetrating, true and distinguishing insight.

A righteous man once said: “Whoever enriches his outward behaviour by following the sunnah and makes his inward soul wealthy through contemplation and averts his gaze away from looking at what is forbidden and avoids anything of a doubtful nature and feeds solely on what is halal - his inner sight will never falter.”

Rewards for actions come in kind. Whoever lowers his gaze from what Allaah has forbidden, Allaah will give his inner sight abundant light.

-The purification of the soul, Pg. 29

Unfiltered thoughts…

Speaking from observation, I see, when brothers become practicing they jump on this wave of preferred opinions in relation to comparative fiqh as opposed the classical madahib-based fiqh. So once they start studying they are only able to grasp what their teachers are teaching them in terms of which is opinion is closer to Sunnah per say. As much as I disagree with that statement it should be noted that they are the same ones that are saying we should follow the Quran and Sunnah. The irony is, they judge an opinion as preferred or closer to Sunnah based on what their teacher has taught them, wait, isn’t that following your teacher and not necessarily the Quran and Sunnah?

What I find even more astonishing is that when they oppose the madahib, they say, out of a supposed good thinking of the four great imaaam that maybe they didn’t come across such and such Hadith. My brother - what is more likely is that you, your teacher and the teacher of your teacher has missed on ahadith than to say the four imaam didn’t come across a particular Hadith etc. It should also be noted that the ummah came into agreement on these four madahib as being the benchmark of fiqh and the Prophet ﷺ said the ummah never unites on something that is not valid.

In addition, it is not to say that comparative fiqh does not hold place in Islam. I am saying it’s just silly for a student of knowledge to delve into comparative fiqh when you can learn the rulings and principles of fiqh by learning a particular fiqh school. This way you learn even more routes of knowledge such as when brothers tell you, “No!, this opinion is closer to Sunnah, No! This opinion is more correct” - mate not even the experts of fiqh resort to such speech so to see it from a student is very disappointing.

As said by Shaykh Salih Al Usaymi that he believes it’s a mistake for a student of knowledge to study fiqh from a comparative prospective…and ﷲ knows best.

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