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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The fault in our hope: President Buhari

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

"....And whosoever relies upon Allaah-then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allaah will accomplish His purpose. Allaah has already set a measure for everything." Q65:3

"Corruption has appeared throughout the land and sea by (reason of) what the hands of people have earned so He (Allaah) may make them taste a part (the consequence of) what they have done, that perhaps they will return (by repenting and begging His Pardon)." Q30:41

Nigeria was on the brink of self destruction then Allaah rescued it perhaps largely due to the fact that majority of those that prayed for change were sincere in their dua and Allaah answers only the supplication of the sincere ones.‎
But something was missing or at least assumed to be missing. Those that prayed for change were overwhelmed by the need for change that they were sincere in asking for the agent of change which Allaah gave them (Buhari) but completely missed out in hoping for the change to come EXCLUSIVELY from the one in Whose Power and wisdom lies the change (Allaah).‎
There's Sabab (reasons, means) there's Musabbib (The controller of the means) and there's Musabbab (the effect, outcome). Problem arises when the means or reasons are taken to be the controller of the effect.
The agent of change is a means to change but the provider of change is Allaah. 

Just as two people that have headache would take a medication (sabab) to cure the ailment and one will feel better (Musabbab) afterwards leaving the other with no result because the ability to cure does not lie in the medication but with Allaah (Musabbib) so also is our situation in Nigeria.

As sincere and honest as President Buhari is, if we don't come to terms with the fact that only Allaah can bring the needed change, we will keep slipping in corruption.‎

Millions were absolutely hopeful that General Muhammad Buhari will automatically bring the needed change to Nigeria and he was and still is seen as the rescuer of a nearly failed nation. As brilliant as the hope seems, it is grossly deficient because the proponents of this slogan wittingly or unwittingly have taken the Power of change from the Hands of Allaah and placed it on a mortal who is bound to err and his helpless unless being helped by Allaah.

Study what Umar (RA) was trying to avoid in the minds of the Muslims when he removed Khalid bin Waleed as the commander of the Muslim army...(they were relying more on the success coming from Khalid rather than from Allaah).‎

Once I had an argument with someone months before PMB was elected on my fears regarding how dependent millions were/are on Buhari as the ONLY Messiah of a nearly failed nation. My argument was simply from the point of view of Tawheed (singularity of worship to Allaah, hoping in Him and depending on Him Alone etc), that they have relegated Allaah to the tail end and have assumed that General is the provider of change.‎
I have had the privilege of sitting with President Buhari in his private living room to discuss issues affecting the country few years ago and I believe that I am one of his ardent supporters but when people think that automatically Nigeria will change because Buhari is the president and change is his lot then there's a fundamental issue because when what belongs to Allaah is attributed to His creation then we are bound to face problems. 

No matter what, we must not only depend on our abilities, or on our integrity to effect the change we need rather we have to also appreciate that our abilities, integrity are a means and Allaah is the Sole Provider.

Things are falling apart, incessant bombings have resurfaced, our economy is dwindling, it will be wise to pause for a moment and recognise Allaah has the ONLY PROVIDER of change and ask Him to aid the agent of change (PMB) to achieve the needed change.

Stop saying PMB will change Nigeria rather ask Allaah to aid him in changing Nigeria.

Until and unless we strengthen our hope in Allaah instead of investing our hopes in individuals and cabinets, Allaah will leave us with those we depend on aside Him and we will never succeed.

We ask Allaah to rescue us from these ever increasing trials and tribulations.
We ask Allaah to help, aid and guide President Muhammadu Buhari and all our leaders.
We ask Allaah to set right our affairs in both the world.‎


I remain yours in Islam Abdullah Musa Abdul (Penabdul).‎

Monday, 6 July 2015

Bloodbath

In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. 
"And fear the Fitnah (affliction and trials) which affects not in particular those of you who do wrong (but it may afflict all the good and bad people), and know that Allaah is Severe in punishment." Q8:28‎

"And return [in repentance] to your Lord and submit to Him before the punishment comes upon you; then you will not be helped." Q39:54 

It is sad to wake up everyday to the disturbing news of multiple bombs and killings in the Ummah. Surely, we need to intensify in our dua against this evil monster that is claiming the lives of thousands of Muslims.

This world is scary, the sooner the Ummah returns back to Allaah with piety the better. If it is not legalizing immorality then it is carnage.

‎Some might be hiding under the pretext of Islam to kill Muslims but in reality they might not be Muslims. May Allaah save us.

‎Because of the high level of extended ignorance in the Ummah, a lot of us still believe that Muslims are behind these killings of Muslims. 
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It is brain twisting to believe that those killing Muslim faithfuls in masajid and places of Tafseer are Muslims themselves. 

‎Aren't the recent events unfolding in the world enough to spur any man with a sane and balanced understanding to piety and righteousness at all times?

Many are killed on daily basis because of the faith (Islam) they profess, yet many Muslims are busy disobeying Allaah as if death is not a reality.

Surely, if the Ummah increases in its servitude to Allaah with sincerity, He will take it out of this bloodbath.

But how can shirk, blasphemy, homosexuality, betrayal, blood rituals, adultery be the lot of the Ummah without Allaah afflicting it with trials and tribulations?

‎"And return [in repentance] to your Lord and submit to Him before the punishment comes upon you; then you will not be helped." Q39:54

‎May Allaah forgive the soul of the innocent Muslims killed. May Allaah brighten their graves. May Allaah destroy the perpetrators whoever they are.

We ask Allaah through the agency of this blessed month to shower us with peace and tranquility and to protect us against evil perpetrators. 

‎Say Hasbunallaahu wa ni'mal wakeel repeatedly with conviction and Allaah will rescue the Ummah from the clutches of blood suckers.

‎Don't be paralyzed spiritually by the devilish events of the world, hold fast to the rope of Allaah (Qur'an, obedience to Him) and you will succeed.


‎Please, remember the Muslim Ummah in your dua. While in sujood, while breaking your fast, in Tahajjud. We are in trying times.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Snippets for an Enquiry Mind

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

Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts,). That is purer for them. Verily, Allaah is All-Aware of what they do." Q24:30

And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and protect their private parts and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like palms of hands, face for necessity or outer dress like veil, gloves, head-cover, apron) and to draw their veils all over Juyubihinna (their bodies, necks and bosoms) and not to reveal their adornment...Q24:31

When man guards strictly the orders of Allaah he becomes successful in all his endeavors in both the worlds.

Drifting away from that which ensures happiness and success begets depression and failure.

A man gets pampered by Allaah when he fears Allaah at all times, at all locations because it is the Sunnah of Allaah to protect those who guard His orders.‎
Prophet Yusuf (AS) did not move away from Zina, Allaah made Zina to move away from Yusuf (AS) because of his piety. 
The time and the era is deficient of pious men and it is frustrated with unveiled beautiful women while the eye passes lustful messages to the heart to destroy it.

It is the lustful gaze, which is translated into a smile, then the exchange of phone numbers and then the shattering of marriages and the committing of the immoral act. May Allaah guide one and all.

The time to make a resolution of willing not to respond to the provocation of Satan and the lustful soul is now.

May Allaah make it easy for us to take our minds off immorality. 

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Perpetual grief, yet a permanent smile

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

"The Messenger of Allaah (Peace be upon him) never denied to see me from the time I became Muslim, and whenever he saw me he would SMILE at me..."

Above is the testimony of a great Sahabi...Jarir bin Abdullaah al-Bajali (RA).

We all need moderate smile, well opprtuned and timed with an objective meaning to attract the love of Allaah and to strengthen our bond with other Muslims and to ease our emotional stress.

The Prophet (Pbuh) was described as a man of perpetual grief yet a permanent smile.

He was engrossed in the pains of the Ummah yet he never denied any man a smile.

We all are going through crisis in our lives whoever we are.....but this shouldn't take away our righteous smile.

Smile for the pleasure of Allaah and do not meet your brother with a smile while deep inside you hate him. Let your smile reflect the real love you have for others.‎

May Allaah save us from Riya (show off), may Allaah cleanse our hearts from hypocrisy, lies, deceits and kufr and may He make our hearts pure.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Keeping up with the Sahabah 3

In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
We say the best of men after Muhammad (Pbuh) are his two ministers, Abubakar Siddiq and Umar bin al-Khattab (RA).
After AbuBakr and Umar (the two ministers of the Prophet Pbuh) then come the best of men, Uthman bin Affan, the successful one.
You want to know the fourth, he is the best of men after Abubakar, Umar and Uthman...he is none other than Ali (RA), the custodian of good.
Ali bin Abi Talib (RA) is the custodian of good and with good he became successful.
On the day of Khaybar the Prophet (Pbuh) confirmed that Allaah and His Rasul love Ali ibn Abi Talib and that Ali love Allaah and His Rasul.
Abu Hurayrah related that Uthman bin Affan (RA) purchased the Paradise from Rasulullah (Pbuh) twice; the day of Ruma (Ruma well) and the day of Tabuk.
On the day of Tabuk expedition, Uthman single handedly equipped the entire Muslim army and the Prophet (Pbuh) said nothing will harm him after that day.
These four companions (AbuBakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali RA) are indeed a group whose lofty position on the zenith of Firdaus can no be doubted.
What can inform you about the greatness of Saeed bin Zaid and Sa'd bin Abi Waqqas and AbdurRahman bin 'Auf and Talha bin Ubaydullah and Abu Ubayda bin al-Jarrah Aamir the warrior?
How can I forget Zubayr bin al-Awwam, the praiseworthy one. We only say good about every Sahabah (RA)...
Who are we to say anything bad about any Sahabi.(RA)..Verily, clear revelations have explained in details their great virtue...
In Suratul Fath and Taubah there are verses that praise the Sahabah beyond words.
What can express the excellent fortune of AbuBakr for whom the Prophet (P) said: "No man's wealth has benefited me more than the wealth of Abubakr."
Oh! what can express the good fortune of the Sahaba, they witnessed the early morning of Islam, they heard the Prophet reciting the Qur'an and it was in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah.
Don't ever ever involve yourself in antagonizing or insulting any Sahabi, wallahi if you do that..Jahannam will be a reality.
Those that insult the Sahaba have no any sense....don't listen to them, don't pay heed to their lies and deceptions. Allaah has praised the companions and there's nothing anyone can do about it.
Our beloved Prophet (SAW) said: "A believer does not hate AbuBakr and Umar and a hypocrite does not like them." Taarikhul Baghdad of Khatibul Baghdad.
Let's spread the message of the status of Sahabah to stifle the spread of a dodgy aqeedah that believes in nothing other than insulting and belittling the best of men after the Prophets.