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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.

"I told you so..."
'Abul-Abbās Mūsā Richardson
"I told you so..."

Short clip with a tremendous benefit: Is saying “I told you so…” after someone falls into error (even though you had advised them against it) a good thing?

from the Jumu’ah khutbah: “The Garden That Burned Down” by Moosaa Richardson (حفظه الله)

قَالَ أَوْسَطُهُمْ أَلَمْ أَقُل لَّكُمْ لَوْلَا تُسَبِّحُونَ - 68:28

The best among them said: “Did I not tell you: why do you not say: Insha’ Allah (If Allah will).” (Surah al-Qalam 68:28)

If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out
Cat Stevens

the 60 day song challenge:

day 29 - a song with good advice in the lyrics

If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out by Cat Stevens

Well if you want to say yes, say yes.
And if you want to say no, say no.
‘Cause there’s a million ways to go.
You know that there are.

anonymous asked:

do you have any suggestions for arabic learning material that is mainly audio based? i find i learn better that way. i've done one program called Language Transfer that was great but there were only 38 lessons :(

Hello anon!

I would like to link you to this great Arabic app master list made by @wonderful-language-sounds and to this Arabic language master post  made by @boddirook . They both have interesting Arabic learning sites and apps and I think they can be helpful.

In addition to these master lists, I prepared a list Arabic Audio books and the books that are being read. 

I. Children stories

The magical lemons [book/ audio book]

The sleeping beauty [book/ audio book]

King Adel [book/ audio book]

The magical mirror [book/ audio book]

The marvelous lighter [book/ audio book]

The girl and the lion [book/ audio book]

In the Island of light [book/ audio book]

II. International stories (translated into Arabic)

Great Expectations- Charles Dickens [ audio]

Oliver twist- Charles Dickens [book / audio]

A tale of two cities - Charles Dickens [audio]

A doll’s house- Henrik Ibsen [audio]

The country of the blind -  H. G. Wells

[audio part 1/ audio part 2/ audio part 3]

III. Arabic books

A Thousand and one nights (playlist) [audio]

Al-sawad yaleeq bik (Black suits you)- by Ahlam Mstaghanmi [book/ audio book]

Men in the sun- Ghassan Kanafani [book / audio]

“Man of the impossible” series by Dr. Nabeel Faruq [books/ audio files]

Soft hands by Ihsan Abdul Quddoos [book/ audio file]

The Prophet by Khalil Jibran [book/ audio book]

The Tortured of Modern Conscience  - Taha Hussein [book/ audio]

Don’t be sad - Aed Al Qarni (Islamic book) [book/ audio file]

IV.Other sources for Arabic audio books :

- Al Kitab al masmou’ website [link]

-Book stream website [link]

-Ask booky : a wide range of Arabic audio books [link]

-Arabic audio books : can purchase audio books online [link]

-Aluka network : has Arabic grammar books, and Islamic references [link]

I hope this answered your question. If you need any help looking for a specific book or audio book please let me know!

Surah Al Qadr
Muhammad Siddiq Al-Minshawī (رحمه الله)
Surah Al Qadr

Sūrah Al Qadr – سورة القدر

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ

1. Verily! We have sent it (this Qur'ān) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree)

وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ

2. And what will make you know what the night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is?

لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِّنْ أَلْفِ شَهْرٍ

3. The night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshipping Allah in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and 4 months).

تَنَزَّلُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ فِيهَا بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمْرٍ

4. Therein descend the angels and the Ruh [Jibrīl (Gabriel)] by Allāh’s Permission with all Decrees,

سَلَامٌ هِيَ حَتَّىٰ مَطْلَعِ الْفَجْرِ

5. Peace! (All that night, there is Peace and Goodness from Allāh to His believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn.

[Translation by Dr. Muhammad Taqī-ud-Dīn Al-Hilālī, Ph.D. & Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khān]

Women’s Class: How to Have a Fruitful Discussion with Your Spouse

The Monthly Sister’s Class from the Book: A Woman’s Guide to Raising a Family, by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, Read by: Jameel Finch. The topic of this reading was: “How to Have a Fruitful Discussion with Your Spouse.” The date of this class was July 2, 2017.

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The attack on a largely Latino crowd at a gay nightclub in Orlando by a Muslim American mass shooter has meant different things to different people. The devastation cuts across many facets of culture, identity and community.

We wanted to speak to people who might be feeling this most acutely — folks who belong to the LGBTQ and Latino communities that were disproportionately affected, folks who shared the shooter’s Muslim background, and people whose identities fall somewhere in both camps.

How LGBTQ People Of Color Are Dealing With Orlando: Code Switch Podcast, Episode 4

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Adab-Adab Minum...
👤 Dr. Firanda Andirja

📗 Kitābul Jāmi’ | Bulūghul Marām

Al-Hāfizh Ibnu Hajar rahimahullāhu Ta'āla membawakan sebuah hadits, beliau berkata yaitu:

وَ عَنْهُ رضي اللّه تعالى عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم: لَا يَشْرَبَنَّ أَحَدٌ مِنْكُمْ قَائِمًا (أخرجه مسلم)

Dari Abū Hurairah radhiyallāhu Ta'āla ‘anhu, beliau berkata: Rasūlullāh Rasūlullāh shallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam bersabda: “Janganlah sekali-kali seorang dari kalian minum dalam kondisi berdiri” (HR Imam Muslim)

Faidah dari hadits ini, zhahir hadits ini menunjukkan bahwasanya dilarang seseorang minum dalam kondisi berdiri, karena dalam kaidah ushul fiqh :

الأصل في النهي التحريم

“Bahwasanya hukum asal dalam larangan adalah pengharaman”.

Oleh karenanya, sebagian ulama (seperti ulama zhāhiriyyah), mereka mengambil zhahir hadits ini, mereka mengatakan bahwasanya minum dalam kondisi berdiri hukumnya haram. Artinya apa? Jika seseorang minum dalam kondisi berdiri, maka dia berdosa karena hukumnya haram.

Sementara jumhur ulama (mayoritas/kebanyakan ulama) membawakan hadits ini pada makna “tidak utama”.

⇒ Artinya : Janganlah salah seorang dari kalian minum dalam kondisi berdiri, karena itu tidak utama.

√ Yang utama seseorang minum dalam kondisi duduk. Akan tetapi, boleh seseorang minum dalam kondisi berdiri.

Mayoritas ulama tatkala berpendapat demikian, mereka tidak memandang haramnya minum dalam kondisi berdiri. Mereka hanya memandang ini tidak utama jika seseorang minum dalam kondisi berdiri.

Kenapa? Karena ada dalil-dalil yang lain yang menunjukkan akan bolehnya minum berdiri.

Contohnya seperti:

⑴ Hadits yang diriwayatkan oleh Imam Al-Bukhari dan juga Imam Muslim, dari Ibnu 'Abbas radhiyallāhu Ta'āla 'anhumā, beliau berkata:

سَقَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مِنْ زَمْزَمَ فَشَرِبَ وَهُوَ قَائِمٌ

“Aku memberikan kepada Rasūlullāh shallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam air minum dari zamzam, maka Beliaupun minum air zamzam tersebut dalam kondisi berdiri”.


⑵ Hadits yang lain yang juga dalam Shahih Al-Bukhari, dari 'Ali bin Thālib radhiyallāhu Ta'āla 'anhu, beliau pernah minum berdiri. Beliau diberikan air, kemudian minum berdiri tatkala beliau berada di Kuffah.

Beliau berkata:

إِنَّ نَاسًا يَكْرَهُ أَحَدُهُمْ أَنْ يَشْرَبَ وَهُوَ قَائِمٌ. وَإِنِّي رَأَيْتُ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَعَلَ كَمَا رَأَيْتُمُونِي فَعَلْتُ

“Sesungguhnya orang-orang mereka tidak suka jika salah seorang dari mereka minum dalam kondisi berdiri. Sementara aku pernah melihat Rasūlullāh shallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam melakukan apa yang pernah kalian lihat aku melakukannya”.

⇒ Artinya: Aku ('Ali bin Abī Thālib) pernah melihat Nabi shallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam minum berdiri, sebagaimana kalian sekarang melihat aku minum berdiri.

Ini dijadikan dalil oleh jumhur ulama bahwasanya minum dalam kondisi berdiri hukumnya adalah boleh, terutama jika ada kebutuhan.

Ada khilaf diantara para ulama masalah ini tentang bagaimana mengkompromikan 2 model hadits ini.

• Ada hadits yang menunjukkan larangan, Nabi melarang untuk minum sambil berdiri.

• Ada hadits-hadits yang menunjukkan Nabi pernah minum berdiri, bahkan dipraktekkan oleh 'Ali bin Abī Thālib radhiyallāhu Ta'āla 'anhu dengan minum berdiri.


■ Pendapat Pertama

Mengambil cara nasikh dan mansukh.

Kata mereka bahwasanya larangan-larangan yang menunjukkan minum untuk minum berdiri itu datang terakhir, sehingga memansukhkan hadits-hadits yang membolehkan minum berdiri.

Namun tentu ini pendapat yang tidak kuat. Kenapa? Karena 'Ali bin Abī Thālib menyampaikan atau mempraktekkan dia minum berdiri tatkala beliau di Kuffah yaitu di masa Khulafaur Rasyidin, setelah wafatnya Nabi shallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam.

Ini menunjukkan bahwasanya 'Ali bin Abī Thālib memahami hukum tersebut tidak mansukh. Demikian juga ada yang berpendapat bahwasanya sebaliknya.


■ Pendapat Kedua

Hadits-hadits yang melarang minum berdiri dimansukhkan oleh hadits-hadits yang membolehkan untuk minum berdiri.

Akan tetapi 2 pendapat ini tidak kuat, karena masalah nasikh dan mansukh butuh dalil yang lebih kuat, butuh dalil mana yang lebih dahulu dan mana yang lebih terakhir. Dan tidak ada dalil yang menunjukkan hal ini semua.

Sebagian ulama juga berpendapat bahwasanya bolehnya minum berdiri hanyalah kekhususan Nabi, kalau kita sebagai umat Nabi tidak boleh minum berdiri.

Nabi khusus karena Beliau pada waktu berbicara melarang minum, Beliau berbicara dengan ucapan, mengatakan: “Jangan salah seorang dari kalian minum berdiri”.

Adapun tatkala Beliau minum berdiri adalah praktek, bukan ucapan. Dan ini menunjukkan boleh minum berdiri adalah kekhususan Nabi shallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam. Ini dibantah juga oleh para ulama.

Kalau itu merupakan kekhususan Nabi shallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam, kenapa dipraktekkan oleh 'Ali bin Abi Thalib?

Intinya pendapat yang kuat adalah pendapat jumhur ulama mengkompromikan/menggabungkan antara 2 model hadits ini bahwasanya:

Hadits yang melarang untuk minum berdiri itu dibawakan kepada khilaful awlā, yaitu bahwasanya LEBIH UTAMA untuk tidak minum berdiri.

Namun BOLEH untuk minum berdiri berdasarkan dalil-dalil yang membolehkan, terutama jika seseorang minum berdiri dalam keadaan hajat (kebutuhan/keperluan), maka perlu berdiri untuk minum, maka ini tidak mengapa.

Para ikhwan dan akhwat yang dirahmati Allāh Subhānahu wa Ta'āla, Oleh karenanya, kita simpulkan dari pembahasan kita pada kesempatan kali ini bahwasanya:

● Sunnahnya seorang minum hendaknya dalam keadaan duduk, dia mendapatkan ganjaran dari Allāh Subhānahu wa Ta'āla.

● Namun jika dia ada keperluan, dia boleh minum dalam keadaan berdiri.

Al-Hāfizh Ibnu Hajar pernah berkata:

إذا رُمْتَ تَشْرَبُ فاقْعُـدْ تَفُزْ بِسُنَّةِ صَفْوَةِ أهلِ الحِجـــازِ

“Jika kau hendak minum, maka minumlah dalam keadaan duduk, maka kau akan mendapatkan pahala sunnahnya Nabi shallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam, pemimpin Ahlul Hijāz.”


وقـد صَحَّحُـوا شُرْبَهُ قائِماً ولكنه لبيانِ الجــــــوازْ

“Para ulama telah membenarkan Rasūlullāh shallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam pernah minum dalam keadaan berdiri, akan tetapi Beliau minum berdiri tersebut untuk menjelaskan bolehnya minum berdiri”.


Jadi kita umat Islam kalau ingin mengikuti sunnah Nabi shallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam asalnya kita minum dalam keadaan duduk. Namun jika ada keperluan (kebutuhan) boleh kita minum berdiri, sebagaimana yang dijelaskan oleh Nabi shallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam.



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"I can read Arabic."
Zayn Malik
"I can read Arabic."

Interviewer: “Zayn, how does your Muslim background influence your career and can you speak any Arabic?”

Zayn: “Uhm, I can read Arabic. Uhm, and I wouldn’t say its had any direct influence on my career, uhm,  in any way it hasn’t really gotten in the way, just you know, if I was following a different religion, it wouldn’t affect this either.”

[september 2012; taken from an interview from the this is us movie prem.]

my baBY


A Righteous Women is an Example for Her Children

By Shaykh Saalih ibn Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)

The Uprightness of a Woman

A woman first and foremost needs to be righteous herself, so that she can be a good example for her daughters.

How can a woman become upright? Every woman must realize that only through knowledge can she become upright, and here I am referring to religious knowledge that she can learn from books - if that is possible for her - or from the tongues of scholars, regardless of whether those scholars are men or women.

In these times, it has become very easy for women to learn knowledge directly from the mouths of scholars through audio cassettes, for Islamic audio cassettes Alhamdulillah now represent an important means of enlightening and educating society. Hence, a woman needs knowledge to become upright, for there is no such thing as uprightness without knowledge.

Sound Training of Children

A woman should train her children properly, for her children represent the men and women of the future. In the earliest stages of their development, it is the mothers that human beings learn from. If she is a good mother, good in her manners and dealings and good in the way she brings up her children, then those children will take after her and contribute positively to the betterment of society.

Every mother, then, must dedicate herself to training her children, and if she cannot undertake their training on her own, then their father or another guardian – for example, a brother or uncle, if their father is dead – should help her to raise them.

A woman should not yield to difficult circumstances, feeling that she cannot change her situation or her family’s situation for the better. A bad situation needs to be changed and a good situation needs to be improved. When the Prophet (ﷺ) was sent to a Nation whose people worshipped idols, severed the ties of relations, and wronged one another, he (ﷺ) did not submit to their situation; in fact, Allah did not permit him to give up and yield to the prevailing conditions. Allah said to him:

فَاصْدَعْ بِمَا تُؤْمَرُ وَأَعْرِضْ عَنِ الْمُشْرِكِينَ

Therefore proclaim openly (Allah’s Message – Islamic Monotheism) that which you are commanded, and turn away from Al-Mushrihun (polytheists, idolaters and disbelievers).

(Qur’an – Surah Al Hijr, 15:94)

[Source: Excerpt from The Islamic Awakening, by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, pg. 223 and pg 229. Compiled by his student Abu Anas Ali ibn Husayn Abu Lauz]

anonymous asked:

Salam :) would you mind sharing some good links of beneficial videos to watch during Ramadan? I want ways to keep busy during fasting(other than just reading Quran) please & thank you (But you don't have to if you don't want to/don't know of any of course)

Wa `alykumus-salaam wa Rahmatullaah.

 TaqabbalAllaahu minna wa minkum. BaarakAllaahu Feek[i].




I hope these are of help, albeit none of these are videos, inshaa Allaahu ta`aala.

Quiz: Women have 1/2 the rulings from men in 5 affairs
Shaykh 'Abdurrahman Al-Omaisan
Quiz: Women have 1/2 the rulings from men in 5 affairs

Shaykh ‘Abdur Rahman al-Omaisan holds a quiz: “The woman is half of the man in five matters of religious dealings; what are the five rulings?”

translated by Dr. Qaisar Cheema

from Q&A session on August 3, 2015 in Edmonton, Canada.

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Working for a company that has some dealings with Riba (interest/usury)
Shaykh 'Ubayd al-Jābirī (حفظه الله)
Working for a company that has some dealings with Riba (interest/usury)

Benefit: Is it permissible to work for a company that has some of its dealings with interest-based transactions?

translated by Abu Sarah Abdulillah Lahmami (حفظه الله)

July 23, 2005

Your Īman is not Increasing? Why?
Abu Isma'īl Mustafa George
Your Īman is not Increasing? Why?

You fast, you pray, you do good deeds…yet your īman is not increasing? Why? Listen and reflect…

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin 'Amr: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue and hands. And a Muhajir (emigrant) is the one who gives up (abandons) all what Allah has forbidden.”

حَدَّثَنَا آدَمُ بْنُ أَبِي إِيَاسٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أَبِي السَّفَرِ، وَإِسْمَاعِيلَ، عَنِ الشَّعْبِيِّ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ الْمُسْلِمُ مَنْ سَلِمَ الْمُسْلِمُونَ مِنْ لِسَانِهِ وَيَدِهِ، وَالْمُهَاجِرُ مَنْ هَجَرَ مَا نَهَى اللَّهُ عَنْهُ ‏"‏‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ وَقَالَ أَبُو مُعَاوِيَةَ حَدَّثَنَا دَاوُدُ عَنْ عَامِرٍ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ عَبْدَ اللَّهِ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم‏.‏ وَقَالَ عَبْدُ الأَعْلَى عَنْ دَاوُدَ عَنْ عَامِرٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم‏.‏

Sahih al-Bukhari #10