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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Reliance Upon Allaah: The Forgotten Emergency!

In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. 

I start with an amazing statement of Allaah in His flawless Book (Qur'an). He says: "And whosoever fears Allaah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty).

And He will provide for him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allaah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allaah will accomplish His purpose. Indeed Allaah has set a measure for all things." Surah At-Talaq verses 2-3.

What did the giant Abdullaah ibn Mas'ud (RA) say about the above Ayah? He said: " (It is) the greatest Ayah in the Qur'an that contains relief." Ibn Abi Hatim recorded it as found in ibn Katheer.

I often say that the greatest weakness of man is 'DOUBT'. What Allaah wills happens when Allaah wants it, how Allaah wants it and no level of urgency of our demands will compel Allaah to advance what He has naturally delayed nor delay what He has naturally advanced.

If there's anything that Allaah loves to hear from us then it has to be our consistency and perseverance while making supplication to Him.

The famous hadith of ibn Abbas recorded in the Musnad of Imam Ahmad and the Sunan of At-Tirmidhi is a demonstration of the element of how far the fear of and reliance upon Allaah will propel man to felicity.

Rasulullaah (Pbuh) said to him: "Be mindful of Allaah and He will protect you. Be mindful of Allaah and He will protect you, be mindful of Allaah and He will be by your side. If you ask, ask Allaah, and if you seek help, seek it from Allaah, know that if the Ummah gather their strength to bring you benefit, they will never bring you benefit, except that which Allaah has decreed for you. Know that of they gather their strength to harm you, they will never harm you, except that which Allaah has decreed against you. The pens have been raised and the pages are dry...."

Any person that can demonstrate the type of absolute reliance upon the Help of Allaah as did Prophet Musa (AS) when the most hostile force of Pharaoh pursued him and those who believed in him will surely be provided with an everlasting solution out of every difficulty.

"And when the two hosts saw each other, the companions of Musa said: " We are sure to be overtaken." (Musa) said: " Nay, verily with me is my Lord. He will guide me." Q26:62

Standing in front of an overwhelming ocean on one side and the most hostile enemy sure to defeat them on the other side what would have saved them other than reliance upon Allaah. 

He trusted in Allaah and within the shortest period you can imagine, Allaah made an inroad for him through an ocean.

You think you are faced with life challenges, try trusting in Allaah and see how amazingly Allaah will make you excel out of every difficulty.

Allaah hasn't told us when what He has decreed for or against us will occur hence the concept of delay in the acceptance of our dua when we are in difficulty is a man-made concept because in reality when the time for a thing to happen clicks there's no force in the entire universe that can challenge the Decree of Allaah.

Fear Allaah, depend on Him and never be tired of asking Him, because Allaah is never tired of listening to us and fulfilling our legitimate needs for us.

Don't complain when your dua hasn't been answered yet it might just be a few seconds away...

May Allaah include us among those that fear Him at all times and likewise depend solely on Him so that for us will be an exit route out of every difficulty.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Lessons From Surah Al-Khaf

Lessons From Surah Al-Kahf

In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. 

Allaah says: "And (remember) the Day We shall cause the mountains to pass away (like clouds of dust), and you will see the earth as a levelled plain (absolutely flat), and We shall gather then all together so as to leave not one of them behind." Q18:47

Allaah is informing us about the inevitable terror and the horrific nature of the Day of Resurrection. The mountains will be pulverized and become scattered dust. 

The earth will be levelled to its maximum with no curves nor valleys. If you were to stand in Africa (though vanished) you will see Europe in a clear horizon.

All the skyscrapers, the beautiful mansions and lushful gardens of this world will perish. No single tree will be left in the world.

Allaah will gather the first and the last of us and none will be left behind for the drive that Day is to Allaah.

The Fulani herdsmen no matter how diligent they are in controlling their cattle, you'll always find a stray one left behind. This is not going to be the case when Allaah gathers us on the plains of Hashr.

Allaah says: "And they will be set before your Lord in (lines as) rows, (and Allaah will say): "Now indeed, you have come to Us as We created you the first. Nay, but you thought that We had appointed no Meeting for you (with Us)." Q18:48

Man will stand in front of Allaah and he will be rebuked for denying the occurrence of the Day of Judgement. Some deny it verbally while others deny it through their actions. He who repulses the orphan harshly and urges not on the feeding of Al-Miskeen (the needy) has denied the Hereafter with reference to Suratul Ma'un Q107.

And Allaah says: "And the Book (one's Record) will be placed (in the right hand for a believer in the Oneness of Allaah, and in the left hand for a disbeliever in the Oneness of Allaah), and you will see the Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists, sinners) fearful of that which is (recorded) therein. They will say: " Woe to us! What sort of Book is this that leaves neither small thing nor a big thing, but has recorded it with numbers!" And they will find all that they did, placed before them, and your Lord treats no one with injustice." Q18:49

This we can't escape....all the secrets of men hidden in their hearts will be exposed. Rasulullaah (Pbuh) said: "On the Day of Resurrection, for every traitor a banner will be erected by his backside, and it will be said, "This is the betrayer of so-and-so the son of so-and-so." as was recorded by both Bukhari and Msulim.

Here this out! ALL OUR DEEDS WILL BE EXPOSED....the hidden and the apparent; the small and the big and that is very easy for Allaah.

Brothers and sisters in Islam as you read Surah Al-Khaf today, remember to internalize these lessons so that you don't just flip through the pages but you also assimilate with the pages.

May Allaah privilege us with beneficial knowledge and honor us with Jannatul Firdaus.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Our Prophet and the Insulting Cartoons:

Modern day hypocrisy: Vocal condemnation of religious freedom but passionate promotion of satirical representation of Islamic ideals. 

Most at times, a man gets more popular via his enemies. Those insulting our Prophet are only making him more popular. 

The enemies of Islam want to subdue us by repeatedly making jests of our beloved Prophet, we will never be tired in defending his honor.

Not the least will the cartoons hurt the personality of our beloved Habib Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) but it will destroy the destiny of the perpetrators and those in support of this sinister agenda.

If insulting Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) would extinguish the truth with which he came with, we all wouldn't have been Muslims today. 

The insult did not start at the inception of modern day media, it had its roots since he proclaimed the Message of Allaah.

We Muslims will never stoop so low by insulting any Prophet because if we do we instantly lose our faith but we can't be silent when Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) is insulted.

Those insulting our beloved Prophet (Pbuh) are undoubtedly suffering from satanic mental colonialism, they are slaves to their ego. They want to provoke us so that they can subdue us further.

For those who have hearts to think, Islam has once again proven to be the only religion sanctioned by Allaah. We don't insult Prophets. 

Islam is the ONLY RELIGION that respects and honors all the Prophets of Allaah. No religion has the audacity to challenge this statement. 

Where is Salman Rush-die today? hiding for two decades for insulting the most beloved of Allaah. He is dejected and isolated from the world. 

The British gave him a physical asylum but definitely not a psychological asylum.

What the wicked enemies of Islam don't understand is that Islam is the ONLY Religion legitimized by Allaah and nobody wins a battle against Allaah. 

When you insult our beloved Prophet (Pbuh) we don't REACT but we RESPOND because as Muslims we have code of conducts binding upon us.

For almost 1500 years down the line now, everyday the name of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) echoes in the four corners of the entire universe.

One of the miracles of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) is that the salient qualities in other Prophets were part and parcel of his normal character. 

The world knows the truth and that is why they are shaking in their pants in trying to paint white black. Islam will dominate over all 'isms.

The Pagan Arabs that launched character assassinating warfare against the personality of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) surrendered to his message a decade after. History repeats itself.

Don't mince your words just to please the enemies of Allaah, always remember that as a Muslim, your allegiance is to Allaah and not otherwise.

I call upon the Muslims to go out and showcase the impeccable character of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) and see if the enemies' hearts won't be melted if Allaah Wills them with guidance.

Friday, 9 January 2015

What Will Be Our Legacy?

What Will Be Our Legacy?

In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

Allaah says in the Glorious Qur'an: "O you who believe! Fear Allaah and keep your duty to Him. And let every person look to what he has sent forth for the morrow, and fear Allaah. Verily, Allaah is All-Aware of what you do." Q59:18

In one verse, twice Allaah asks us to fear Him and that we should reflect and think of the deeds we are doing for the Hereafter.

A believer is apt in his expressions and foremost in righteous deeds. 

A believer lives a life of piety by virtue of which many look up to him for worthy characters to emulate. 

A believer does righteous deeds both in public domain and in the confines of his privacy to please Allaah by virtue of which Allaah loves him and cause the creation to love him as well.

When a man lives a life trying to please Allaah Alone, he will do deeds in the confines of his room and Allah will instill his love in the hearts of men. He will make statements of truth and in silence and Allaah will amplify them.

History bears testimony to the fact that those who stood for the Truth (Islam) and led a life worthy of emulation are still celebrated centuries down the line.

Am I living a worthy life? Ask yourself this innocent question and whatever the answer is be sure to either amend or improve... 

If I die today, will I be proud of what I'm going to leave behind of character and deeds? Ask yourself this innocent question and judge yourself.

Are our utterances worthy of spurring people to righteousness or are they deliberately charged to incite people to disobey Allaah? 

How are we gonna fare before Allaah? What are we doing to emancipate our souls from the Blazing Fire of Jahannam? 

What are we using our sights to look at? Remember, Allaah says: "Allah knows the fraud of the eyes, and all that the breasts conceal."Q40:19 

What is our relationship status with our relatives?: remember, Rasulullaah (Pbuh) said: "Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him maintain the bonds of kinship.”  Bukhari has it.

What value are we attaching to our five daily prayers...Our lives are to be revolving around the five daily prayers. 

What is the quality of our Salat....is it superb or is it just "Up-Down-kiss-the-ground-and-back-to-town? 

How many times do we fast just for the pleasure of Allaah? Brothers and sisters, we have all it takes to be the friend of Allaah. 

Do we prefer to read the Qur'an and ponder over its meanings and act upon them so that our salvation can be a reality or do we relegate it to the tail end for music and filthy novels and magazines?

There is no way a man will achieve his hopes if he practices not what he preaches. 

Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi'i said: "Qad Maata Qaumun wama matat makarimuhum wa ' asha Qaumun wa hum fee-n-Naassi amwatu"

The rendering of which is: Some have physically died but their good character has kept them spiritually alive while others are physically alive but their evil and wicked character has killed them a spiritual death.

We have the chance to explore all avenues to attract the Mercy of Allaah now by doing what He commands through the pure tongue of His most beloved Rasul, Muhammad ibn Abdullah (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him and his honorable household).

May Allaah inspire us to righteousness so that our living will be a benefit to others and our death will be enviable for generations to come.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Our Glory Days!

Our Glory Days!!!

In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. 

He who aspires for a divine ecstasy,an everlasting happiness, peace of mind in times of overwhelming trials should make the Qur'an his companion.

In the 47th page of "Suwarun min hayaati-t-Taabi'in of Shaykh AbdurRahman Raafata al-Baashaa the amazing accolades of Urwa ibn Zubayr ibn al-Awwam (RA) were enumerated.

One such accolade is his amazing love for the Qur'an. He had an amazing passion and love for the Qur'an. Nothing could ever separate him from the Words of Allaah.

He would read a quarter of the Qur'an during the hours of the day looking into the Qur'an and he will stand up at night for Tahajjud reciting this quarter of the Qur'an from memory.

He did this from the time of his youthful age (14 years) till the day he died at the age of 71....except for one day in which his leg was amputated.

Daily for 57 years (20,748 days) he read half the Qur'an. 

We also had the likes of Saeed ibn Musayyib (RA) the in-law of Abu Hurayrah (RA) who never missed the Takbiratul ihram of all the five daily prayers for the period of 40 years (72,800 obligatory prayers). 

These were our glory days.

Brothers and sisters in Islam, I only share this with you latching on to the hope that perhaps through it, Allaah can inspire us to emulate them.

Remove music and substitute it with Qur'an. 

Eschew lackadaisical attitude towards Salat and be prompt and steadfast in observing Salat.

May Allaah guide us.