mushrikeen

To all those who take the Mushrikeen as allies...

إِنَّهُمُ اتَّخَذُوا الشَّيَاطِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ وَيَحْسَبُونَ أَنَّهُم مُّهْتَدُونَ

Allah (SWT) says [7:30] “Indeed, they had taken the devils as allies instead of Allah while they thought that they were guided.”

Horns of Shaytaan

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “When the sun starts to rise, then delay your prayer until it has risen fully, and when the sun starts to set, then delay your prayer until it has set fully, and do not deliberately set out to pray at the time when the sun is rising or setting, for it rises between the two horns of the Shaytaan.” [Bukhaari]


Groups of Mushrikeen used to worship the sun, and they would prostrate to it when it was rising and when it was setting. So the Shaytaan would set himself up in the direction of the sun, so that the sun-worshippers would be prostrating to him.


If the Qibla is due east and one performs Salah while the sun is rising or if the Qiblah is due west and one performs the prayer when the sun is setting then he/she would inadvertently be bowing down to the Shaytaan. Thus, we were told to avoid praying at these two times, of the rising and setting of the sun.

“I have not seen Abu Ubaydah Al-Khawas laugh for forty years. It was said to him: “Why don’t you laugh?” He said: “How can I laugh while a Muslim is still imprisoned by the Mushrikeen?!”
—  Abu Ubayd Al-Asqalaani said: [Sifat Al-Safwah, 2/416]
The love of Abu Bakr Towards Muhammad

‘A’isha said, “When the companions of the Prophet, 38 men in number, met, Abu Bakr urged the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ ) to proclaim Islam openly, but he replied, ‘O Abu Bakr, we are only few in number.’

“However, Abu Bakr kept urging until the Messenger of Allah did appear openly. Then the Muslims separated off into different areas of the Mosque, each man in his own tribe, and Abu Bakr arose to address the assembly, while the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ ) remained seated. He was the first man to make a speech calling people to Allah and His Rasul. The Mushrikeen were very angry at Abu Bakr and the Muslims and caused violent fights all over the Mosque. Abu Bakr was trampled underfoot and severy beaten. The sinner ‘Utba b. Rabi’a went over to him and began beating him with a pair of old sandals with which he cut up his face and then trampled Abu Bakr’s body that he was badly injured.”

After this, Banu Taym arrived and engaged in the fight & the idolaters withdrew from Abu Bakr. Men of Banu Taym then carried Abu Bakr away in a cloth to his house, convinced that he was dying. After that they went back into the mosque and said, ‘By God, if Abu Bakr dies we are going to kill ‘Utba b. Rabi’a!

They then returned to Abu Bakr. Therafter Abu Qahafa, and the Taym tribesmen kept talking to Abu Bakr until, late in the day, he spoke back. He said, “How is the Messenger of Allah?”

-As-Seerah An-Nabawiyyah by Imam ibn Kathir

When the Mushrikeen used to call upon Allāh out of compulsion, He would answer their supplication, so how about believers?!!
— 

Shaykh-ul-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah Raḥimahullāh

● [جامع المسائل ١/٧١]

Mushrikeen And Their Shirk

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Ibn al-Qayyim:

Allaah the Most High cut of all means for the Mushrikeen to attach themselves to their false deities, in such an incredible way, only people with understanding will realize how amazing it is.

Because the sole reason why a Mushrik takes a false god besides Allaah and makes it their object of worship is due to their presumption that this being (idol, dead person, trees etc) can bring  them some sort of benefit.

And benefit is only gain through four types of means, these being;

FIRST: The object of worship is an Owner, and by worshipping the object it will grant you what you desire.

SECOND: The object of worship is not an Owner but rather is a partner and can still fulfill your wishes.

THIRD: The object of worship is neither an Owner nor a partner but is a helper to the Owner and can still answer your supplications.

FOURTH: The object of worship is neither an Owner nor a partner, not even a helper but only an intercessor and can thus bring you benefit in such a way.

And Allaah the Most High, refuted each of these four claims throughout the Qur’aan, one after the other, He is the only true Owner (al-Maalik) and has no partners whatsoever, nor does He have any helpers and no one can intercede on anyone’s behalf accept by His permission.

[Taken from Madaarij as-Saalikeen 1/343]

Ever despaired in your du'as?

Ever thought that they are not answered or that Allah Azza Wa Jall doesn’t respond?

Then, let me narrate to you the story of ‘Asim Ibn Thabit Radiyallahu Anhu.
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During the Battle of Uhud, when the Muslims faced defeat, the Quraish celebrated with their revenge but this was not enough for the ladies of their tribes. Hind, the woman who slaughtered the body of Hamza Radiyallahu Anhu, together with other women started to go out on the battlefield and started to dance and desecrate the dead bodies of the Mujahideen. Astagfirullah.

Narrations say that in the passionate desire for revenge, these women slit up the belies of the Mujahideen, gouged out their eyes and cut off their noses and their ears. One woman among them, shaped an anklet of the nose of a Mujahideen and put it on her feet and started dancing joyfully amidst the dead bodies.

Astagfirullah.

But then came out Salafah Bint Sa'ad, who was very different from the other women, she was anxious about her family, so she started to look for them, she search high and low until she found the body of her husband soaked in his own blood, and near him were her sons, Musaffa, Kalab and Jalas who was breathing his last.

On this Salafah asked who killed them, and Jalas said it was 'Asim Ibn Thabit Radiyallahu Anhu. Hearing this Salafah started to scream and swore by the false gods 'Uzza and Lat that her rage could not die down until she had taken revenge on 'Asim and drank wine from his skull.

After this, she indeed proclaimed that she would give any amount for the person who can bring her the head of 'Asim, and this spread like fire amongst the Quraish. So one by one they started to search for 'Asim.

After the Battle of Uhud, The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam sent 6 of the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum on a special mission with 'Asim Ibn Thabit as its head.

They were a few distance from Makkah when a group of Banu Hatheel pursued them and ambushed them. The people tried to bribe the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum and told them that they won’t be killed as long as they lay down their weapons.

'Asim Radiyallahu Anhu with all his courage said “I will not lay down my weapons before the Mushrikeen!”

Then, he remembered the swearing of Salafah and he prayed:

“O Allah! I protect and defend your faith and, have Mercy on me and protect my flesh and my bones; please do not allow them to fall into the hands of the enemy.”

After this he attacked the enemy with two of his companions, they fought fiercely until they were martyred one by one. The three other surrendered and were killed, one committed suicide and the other 2 killed by the Banu Hatheel.

Now, this is where the power of du'a comes. After few hours of the martyrdom of 'Asim Radiyallahu Anhu, the Quraish learnt of the whereabout of his body which was lying in the area inhabited by the Banu Hatheel.

So, with the hungry bellies of the Quraish for money, they started to give a lot of money to their messengers so that they could succeed in getting the head of 'Asim Radiyallahu Anhu.

When they succeeded, some men of the Banu Hatheel went to the place where the body of 'Asim Radiyallahu Anhu was lying, when they were near it to cut off his head they found a whole lot of bees, wasps and hornets surrounding the body and head of Asim Radiyallahu Anhu. Whenever they attempted to cut it these bees and wasps would attack them so they couldn’t do anything but give up and wait for the nightfall.

The sun had not yet set when suddenly dark dense of clouds appeared on the sky, the very air seemed to tremble with the thunder and heavy rains had fallen.

Soon the streets and roads took on the appearance of streams, low-lying areas were filled, and there was water everywhere. It rained heavily the whole night and the Banu Hatheel went back to their homes.

Next morning they came out to get the head of 'Asim but as they went towards the field the body was nowhere to be found. The flood washed it away to some unknown place, they searched high and low but the body of 'Asim Radiyallahu Anhu disappeared like dust in the wind.

Subhan'Allah. Look how Allah Azza Wa Jall responded to the du'a of His faithful servant, 'Asim Radiyallahu Anhu. He sent down wasps and bees to cover his body as protection to these people who had the intention to use his limbs and whatever is left of him into devilish and sinful act of drinking wine. He sent down heavy rain so that his body won’t be found and away from the Mushrikeen.

Allah Azza Wa Jall will never allow the Mushrikeen to triumph over the Mu'mineen and this is how he protects His faithful servants. Similarly in Palestine, the Kuffar may plan anything against the Mu'mineen, but the Divine Plan overcomes all other plans.

Indeed, the story of Asim Ibn Thabit truly reminds us of the one of the famous ayat of the Qur'an where Allah Azza Wa Jall says:

“Call upon me and I will respond to you.” 40:60

So never despair of His Mercy and never underestimate the power of your du'a. Remember Allah Azza Wa Jall knows what you are about to ask Him even if you haven’t uttered them, He is within You, Your heart itself, calls upon Allah Azza Wa Jall with every beat.

“Rubb. Rubb. Rubb. La Hawla wala Quwwata illa billah.”

May you all benefit from the story of 'Asim Ibn Thabit Radiyallahu Anhu.

Amin

Zohayma
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Commanders of the Muslim Army, Ghadanfar, p. 262-263

Note: This is part of the collection of Golden Stories of the Sahabah Stories, which narrates and shares the amazing stories of the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum as taken from excerpts of their lives.

Spine-Chilling Tafseer | al-Qur'ān 4:42

A man came to Ibn ‘Abbās رضي الله عنهما and said to him: “There are things that confuse me in the Qur'ān.”

Ibn ‘Abbās said: “What things do you have doubts about in the Qur'ān?”

He said: “Not doubts, but rather confusing things.”

Ibn ‘Abbās said: “Tell me what caused you confusion.”

He said: “I hear Allāh’s Statement,

ثُمَّ لَمْ تَكُنْ فِتْنَتُهُمْ إِلَّا أَنْ قَالُوا وَاللَّهِ رَبِّنَا مَا كُنَّا مُشْرِكِينَ

‘There will then be no test for them (disbelievers) but to say: By Allāh, our Lord, we were not those who joined others in worship with Allāh.’ • [al-Qur'ān 6:23]

but He also says,

يَوْمَئِذٍ يَوَدُّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَعَصَوُا الرَّسُولَ لَوْ تُسَوَّىٰ بِهِمُ الْأَرْض وَلَا يَكْتُمُونَ اللَّهَ حَدِيثًا

‘On that day those who disbelieved and disobeyed the Messenger (Muḥammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) will wish that they were buried in the earth, but they will never be able to hide a single fact from Allāh.’ • [al-Qur'ān 4:42]

They have indeed hid something (i.e by lying to Allāh).”

Ibn 'Abbās said: “As for Allāh’s Statement,

ثُمَّ لَمْ تَكُنْ فِتْنَتُهُمْ إِلَّا أَنْ قَالُوا وَاللَّهِ رَبِّنَا مَا كُنَّا مُشْرِكِينَ

'There will then be no test for them them but to say: By Allāh, our Lord, we were not those who joined others in worship with Allāh’,

When they (the disbelievers) will see that on the Day of Resurrection Allāh does not forgive, except for the people of Islām, and that He forgives the sins, no matter how big they are, EXCEPT Shirk, then the Mushrikeen will LIE (yet Allāh will be aware of it).

They will say 'By Allāh, our Lord, we were not those who joined others in worship with Allāh’, hoping that Allāh will forgive them. However, Allāh will then seal their mouths (for their attempt to deceive Him), and their hands and their feet will disclose what they used to do THEN Allāh tells,

يَوْمَئِذٍ يَوَدُّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَعَصَوُا الرَّسُولَ لَوْ تُسَوَّىٰ بِهِمُ الْأَرْض وَلَا يَكْتُمُونَ اللَّهَ حَدِيثًا

'On that day those who disbelieved and disobeyed the Messenger will wish that they were BURIED in the earth, but they will never be able to hide a single fact from Allāh)’.”

● [تفسير ابن كثير]

O Allāh keep us firm upon Islām and allow us to die upon Tawḥīd.

Do not only follow the Salaf in their Aqeedah and leave out their fine manners. For we find many people screaming that they are Salafi, but their manners are worse than those of the Mushrikeen.

DAILY DUA

Dua after the opening takbeer in prayer

وَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِيَ لِلَّذِي فَطَرَ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ حَنِيفًا وَمَا أَنَا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ ، إِنَّ صَلاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ، لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَبِذَلِكَ أُمِرْتُ وَأَنَا مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ

اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ الْمَلِكُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ ، أَنْتَ رَبِّي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ ، ظَلَمْتُ نَفْسِي وَاعْتَرَفْتُ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِرْ لِي ذُنُوبِي جَمِيعًا إِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ ، وَاهْدِنِي لِأَحْسَنِ الأَخْلاقِ لَا يَهْدِي لِأَحْسَنِهَا إِلَّا أَنْتَ ، وَاصْرِفْ عَنِّي سَيِّئَهَا لَا يَصْرِفُ عَنِّي سَيِّئَهَا إِلَّا أَنْتَ

لَبَّيْكَ وَسَعْدَيْكَ ، وَالْخَيْرُ كُلُّهُ بِيَدَيْكَ وَالشَّرُّ لَيْسَ إِلَيْكَ ، أَنَا بِكَ وَ إِلَيْكَ ، تَبَارَكْتَ وَتَعَالَيْتَ ، أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأَتُوْبُ إِلَيْكَ

Translation

“I have turned my face sincerely towards Him who has brought forth the heavens and the Earth and I am not of those who associate (others with Allah). Indeed my prayer, my sacrifice, my life and my death are for Allah, Lord of the worlds, no partner has He, with this I am commanded and I am of the Muslims.

O Allah, You are the Sovereign, none has the right to be worshiped except You. You are my Lord and I am Your slave, I have wronged my own soul and have acknowledged my sin, so forgive me all my sins for no one forgives sins except You. Guide me to the best of characters for none can guide to it other than You, and deliver me from the worst of characters for none can deliver me from it other than You.

Here I am, in answer to Your call, happy to serve you. All good is within your hands and evil does not stem from you. I exist by your will and will return to you. Blessed and High are You, I seek Your forgiveness and I repent unto You.”


Note:

Allah does not create pure evil which does not have any good, benefit, wisdom or mercy at all, nor does He punish anyone without having committed a sin. Something can be good in terms of its creation when viewed from a particular perspective and at the same time be evil when viewed from another.

Allah created the devil and by him, He tests His slaves, so there are those who hate the devil, fight him and his way and they stand at enmity towards him and his followers, and there are others who are at allegiance with the devil and follow his steps. So evil exists in His creatures by His will and wisdom, not in His actions or act of creating.

Transliteration

wajjahtu wajhiya lil-ladhee faṭarad-samaawaati wal-arḍa ḥaneefan, wa maa ana minal-mushrikeen, inna ṣalaatee wa nusukee wa maḥyaa-ya wa mamaatee lillaahi rabbil-‛aalameena, laa shareeka lahu wa bidhaalika umirtu wa ana minal-muslimeen

allaahumma antal-maliku laa ilaaha illaa ant, anta rabbee wa ana ‛abduk, ẓalamtu nafsee wa‛taraftu bidhambee faghfir lee dhunoobee jamee‛an innahu laa yaghfir-udh-dhunooba illaa ant, wahdinee li aḥsanil-akhlaaqi laa yahdee li aḥsanihaa illaa ant, waṣrif ‛annee sayyi’ahaa laa yaṣrifu ‛annee sayyi’ahaa illaa ant

labbayka wa sa‛dayka, wal-khayru kulluhu bi yadayka wash-sharru laysa ilayka, ana bika wa ilayka, tabaarakta wa ta‛aalayta, astaghfiruka wa atoobu ilayk

Sources: Abu Dawud No# 760; At-Tirmidhi No# 3421, 3422 and 3423; An-Nasa'i No# 897 and 898

Jihād Of Prophet ﷺ Unlike The Corruption And Greed Of Khawārij (ISIS, Boko Haram, AQ)

ومن حديث سعيد بن جبير قال : خرج إلينا ابن عمر ونحن نرجو أن يحدثنا حديثا حسنا فبادرنا إليه رجل يقال له حكيم فقال يا أبا عبد الرحمن كيف ترى القتال في الفتنة والله تعالى يقول (( وقاتلوهم حتى لا تكون فتنة )) ؟ فقال : هل تدري ما الفتنة –ثكلتك أمك - ؟ إنما كان محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم يقاتل المشركين وكان الدخول في دينهم فتنة وليس بقتالكم على الملك.


Jubair رضي الله عنه reported; We were met by ‘Abdullāh b. ‘Umar and we hoped that he would narrate to us a good saying. A man approached him and he said, “O Abū Abdur-Raḥmān, tell us about fighting during times of tribulation as Allāh said: 'And fight until there is no more Fitnah.’ • [al-Qur’ān 2:193]?”, Ibn ‘Umar said: “Do you know what Fitnah is? May your mother be bereaved of you! Muḥammad ﷺ only fought the idolaters as there was tribulation in entering their religion. It was not like your fighting for the sake of rule/power.”

● [رواه البخاري رقم ٦٦٨٢]

Compare this to the Jihād of Khawārij today who fight Muslim rulers, blow up Masājid, kill Muslims left, right and centre while leaving Mushrikeen and Kuffār Asliyyūn in peace and safety.