Friday, February 27, 2015

Tears of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم – Heartfelt reminder by Shaykh Abdullah Ad Dhamari

Shaykh Abdullah Ad Dhamari:
Narrated from ‘Ata may Allah have mercy upon him he said: Umayr and I went to Aisha—may Allah be pleased with her—so Umayr asked her: ‘inform us of the most amazing thing you have seen from the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم . He said: So she began to cry. Then she replied:
One night he was with me and he said: 0 Aisha, leave me alone so I may devote this night to my Lord. She said: I replied: ‘0 Messenger of Allah—by Allah—verily I love to be close to you, and I love that which makes you happy.’ She said: So he stood and began to pray, then he began to cry until his beard became wet, then he cried until his thoub became wet, then he cried until the ground became wet. Then Bilaal came to call him for the prayer and he found him crying. He found him crying so he said: 0 Messenger of Allah, you undergo this while you have been forgiven for your past and future faults?! He replied: Shouldn’t I love to be a grateful slave?! Surely tonight a verse was revealed to me—woe to the one who recites it but does not reflect upon it :
إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالَْْرْضِ وَاخْتِلََفِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ
Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day (Soorah Al Baqarah 2:164)
And this is the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم the one who has been forgiven for his past and future faults. He cried until his beard became wet. He cried until his thoub became wet. And he cried until the ground became wet.
Baraa ibn ‘Azib—may Allah be pleased with him—said: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم saw some of his Companions gathering, so he said: ‘What are they doing?’ He replied: ‘O Messenger of Allah, they are going to the burial for a Janazah.’ So the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم rushed off. Baraa said: ‘So I rushed off to see what he was going to do.’ When he (the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم ) reached the grave he kneeled on his knees and looked at the grave. He began to cry until the soil became wet. He cried until the soil became wet and then he said: ‘For the likes of this, let us put forth actions O my brothers.’ Meaning for this place (the grave) let us work O my brothers.
The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم would think about his nation, and think about their standing and the standing of the previous Messengers and cry, due to the mercy he had for his Ummah, because of the mercy he had for his Ummah, and the fear he had for his Ummah.
It has been collected by Muslim in his collection of authentic narrations from the hadith of Abdullah ibn Amr—may Allah be pleased with them. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم recited the statement of Ibrahim peace be upon him:
فَمَنْ تَبِعَنِي فَإِنَّهُ مِنِّي وَمَنْ عَصَانِي فَإِنَّكَ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ
But whoever follows me, he verily is of me. And whoever disobeys me, – still You are indeed Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Soorah Ibrahim 14:36)
And he recited the statement of Eesa peace be upon him:
إِنْ تُعَذِّبْهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ عِبَادُكَ وَإِنْ تَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ فَإِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ
“If You punish them, they are Your slaves, and if You forgive them, verily You, only You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” (Soorah Al Maidah 5:118)
Then he began to cry…
Then he صلى الله عليه وسلم began to cry…
Allah said: ‘O Jibril go to Muhammad and ask him what makes him cry, and your Lord is more knowledgeable of him than you.’ So Jibril peace be upon him said: ‘O Muhammad what makes you cry?’ He replied: ‘My Ummah, my Ummah.’
He said: ‘My Ummah.’ He cried over his Ummah…
The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم cried for me and for you O my brother.
He cried for me and you fearing for us the punishment of the fire while we don’t even cry for ourselves!
He cried for his Ummah, he cried for those who fall into sins and transgressions, he cried for those who are apathetic concerning the prayer, he cried for those who consume intoxicants, he cried for those who consume interest and usury, he cried for those who exceed the bounds, he cried for those who rule by other than what Allah has revealed, he cried for those who disrespect their parents. He cried, he cried for the sinners due to the punishment of the fire.
He feared for them the punishment of the Lord of all that exists, while they do not fear for themselves! The Messenger of Allah is more merciful to us than we are to ourselves! He is more merciful to us than we are to ourselves. He cried due to the mercy he had for us and fearing for us. Thus Jibril said: O Messenger of Allah, what makes you cry? He replied: My Ummah, my Ummah. He cried for his Ummah. So Allah said: ‘O Jibril say to Muhammad, verily We will please you regarding your Ummah and We will not displease you.’ (Collected by Muslim 202)
O Muslims, this is the best of mankind crying for his Ummah as a mercy for them and fearing for them from the punishment of Allah while his Ummah is heedless. Heedless; his Ummah is in a deep sleep his Ummah is in a deep sleep. Heedless of obedience, falling into sins; they have become busy with this worldly life, obeying their desires and lusts. They do not remember the meeting with Allah, and they do not remember the intense heat of the Hell-fire. They do not remember the intense heat of the Hell-fire; they do not remember the intensity of the standing on the Day of Judgment for the reckoning.
O Muslim nation, it is more befitting that we cry for ourselves. Beware of the fire, the fire! The fire does not show mercy to anyone. So have mercy upon yourself my brother in faith.
It has been collected by Imaam At Tirmidi, and Imaam Ahmad, and ibn Maja and others; from the hadith of Abu Dhar, may Allah be pleased with him; he said: The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Verily I know what you know not, and I hear what you do not hear, the heavens moans and it is only befitting that it should do so, there is no space in the heavens the width of four fingers except that there is an Angel there prostrating on his forehead to Allah. By Allah, if you knew what I know, you would laugh little, weep much, and you would not enjoy women in your beds, but would go out to the open space beseeching Allah.
O Islamic nation, if we knew what the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم knew our crying would increase and our laughing would decrease. We would spend the night and day weeping for ourselves and we would not enjoy women in our beds; meaning our desires would die, our desires would die. And we would go out into the street and the open areas beseeching Allah to save us from the fire.
The Messenger of Allah swore that if we knew what he knew from the punishment of Allah and the fire then our hearts would not be at ease, and our hearts would not be happy, rather we would always live in sadness and we would live in fear. But heedlessness frequents our hearts so we have become oblivious towards the future.
O Muslims beware; beware of the punishment of Allah. Beware of the punishment of Allah. And cry while crying can benefit you. Crying in this life is beneficial. As for crying in the grave, and crying on the Day of Judgment, then it will bring no benefit.
Crying at this moment will not benefit those who cry. For this reason—O Muslims—our Salaf were always weeping and sad. They feared the meeting with Allah. They feared the punishment of Allah. They feared standing before Al Jabar (Allah) on the Day of Judgment; despite their obedience and their worship and their righteous actions.
Like this was the mother of the believers Aisha—may Allah be pleased with her. Her nephew Qasim ibn Muhammad said: If I was going to the market I was first go to Aisha—and she was his aunt—may Allah be pleased with her. He would visit her first. He said: One day I went to her while she was standing in prayer. She was reciting the statement of Allah the Exalted:
قَالُوا إِنَّا كُنَّا قَبْلُ فِي أَهْلِنَا مُشْفِقِينَ) 62 ( فَمَنَّ اللهُ عَلَيْنَا وَوَقَانَا عَذَابَ السَّمُومِ) 62 ( إِنَّا كُنَّا مِنْ قَبْلُ نَدْعُوهُ إِنَّهُ هُوَ البَرُّ الرَّحِيمُ) 62
Saying: “Aforetime, we were afraid with our families (from the punishment of Allah).”But Allah has been gracious to us, and has saved us from the torment of the Fire. “Verily, We used to invoke Him before. Verily, He is Al-Barr (the Most Subtle, Kind, Courteous, and Generous), the Most Merciful.” (Soorah At Tur 52:26-28)
She continued to repeat these verses while weeping. She recalled the inhabitants of paradise and she cried.
Saying: “Aforetime, we were afraid with our families (from the punishment of Allah).”But Allah has been gracious to us, and has saved us from the torment of the Fire. “Verily, We used to invoke Him before. Verily, He is Al-Barr (the Most Subtle, Kind, Courteous, and Generous), the Most Merciful.” (Soorah At Tur 52:26-28)
He said: ‘She would recite the verse and cry, so I waited for a lengthy period of time and then I went to the market place and then I returned to her and I found her in the same state; reciting the verse and crying.’
She was like this although the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم gave her glad tidings that she is his wife in this world and in the hereafter. Despite this she would cry fearing Allah the Lord of all that exists. We are more in need of crying for ourselves. Reflect upon the journey to the next life.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Let us just Ponder over this!!!

a message that will make us think deep:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings
but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We
spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger
houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have
more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more
experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too
little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too
tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk
too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years
to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and
back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We
conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things,
but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the
atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan
more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We
build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies
than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and
small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are
the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken
homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway
morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do
everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is
much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when
technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can
choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not
going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe,
because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is
the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a

Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones,
but most of all mean it. An embrace will mend hurt when it comes from
deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person
will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the
precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the
moments that take our breath away.

If you don't send this to other people....Who cares?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Blame Ourselves or Blame the ... – Imaam Ibnul Qayyim / Dr Saleh as Saleh/

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) talked about what people think is the fitnah of “our times”, i.e. meaning his own times, but this applies just as well to the contemporary fitnah of our own times. About the ways of Allaah (Azza wa Jal) in this creation vis-a-vis the rulers and the ruled, he said :
“And contemplate Allaah’s (Azza wa Jal) Wisdom when He made people of authority, making them a reflection of the ruled. It is as if the deeds of the ruled appear in the form and deeds of their rulers :
if the ruled are upright, then their rulers will be upright
if the ruled incline away from uprightness, then their rulers will do the same to them
if the ruled transgress and oppress, then their rulers will do the same to them
if there appears deception and plotting from the ruled, then it will be the same from their rulers
if the ruled take away the rights of the people and become miser as to the rights of others, then their rulers will do the same to them and deprive them of their rights
if the ruled take away from the oppressed /weak among them that which they deserve not to take in their transactions with them, then their rulerswill do that towards the ruled’s wealth and take what they deserve not, and impose on the ruled taxes and assignments
and whenever the ruled take from the oppressed and weak unjustly, then their rulers will do the same to them and take it by force
so the actions of the ruled appear in the actions of the rulers and it is not in the Divine Wisdom that Allaah (Azza wa Jal) assigns authority over the wicked and evils ones, EXCEPT to the ones who are of their own kind
Since the first generation was of the best generation and of the most righteous, … so were their leaders righteous
It is not befitting Allaah’s Wisdom that in “our times” (Ibnul Qayyim’s times) that those assigned to authority over us be the like of Muawwiya and ‘Umar bin ‘Abdul ‘Aziz, not to mention Abu Bakr and ‘Umar. The leaders of those before us were in accordance with their own conditions and ranks. Our leaders are in accordance with our own condition and rank. In both cases, this is entailed by the Wisdom of Allaah (Azza wa Jal).”
Such is the conclusion of Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullah) concerning his times, i.e. the 8th century A.H., so what do you think about our own times?
The Wisdom of Allaah (Azza wa Jal) pertains to His Attributes. He puts things in accordance with His Hikmah and puts them in their proper places with what fits. The Wisdom of Allaah (Azza wa Jal) has a noble and most perfect objective.
As for those who hasten in making these roads for “deliverance” and see getting rid of the rulers as the solution to their problems, they confuse symptoms and disease.
The rulers are seen as being the causes when in reality they are only the symptoms. The true illness is within the ruled. Therefore, all endeavors towards finding a solution should focus on the ruled themselves.
The deeds of the ruled are reflected in the deeds of the people having authority over them. When the people are not ready and are away from the deen of Allaah, who would you expect them to deserve as rulers?
Contemplate this very carefully!
Dr  As-Saleh 
We understand by analogy that having countries blessed with peace ,prosperity,stability and  exemplary leaders like the U.A.E or Saudi  etc.., is also due to a collective effort from all parts to follow  Islam in its true light : with Moderation.  What really transpire then, is the quest to  be upright  role models who emulate the beauty of this religion.After all hasn't  prophet Mohamed said "Allah's hand is over the jama' ".Indeed.
May Allah bless the Muslim lands and its people

Friday, February 6, 2015

Saying Bismillah before pouring hot water – Shaykh Zaid Al Madkhali

Is it authentic, that it is correct for us to say, Bimisllah (In the Name of Allah) when pouring hot water in the sewage in order that we don’t burn the Jinn in the sewage?
Shaykh Zaid Al Madkhali (hafidhahullaah):
At any rate; don’t pour hot water, don’t pour it in the sewage nor on the earth, don’t pour hot water. Because the earth is filled with inhabitants, so it is possible that it could fall upon the race of the Jinn or upon their young ones causing some of them to take revenge, consequently possessing the person. For this reason if someone wants to pour hot water let him cool it down with (cool) water until it becomes cold and is no longer harmful, then pour it in the sewage or somewhere else.

The following information will act as context for the above:
Causes of Possession
There could be three main reasons for possession, as suggested by Shaikh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah):
(a) The occasional possession of man by the Jinn may be due to sensual desires on the part of the Jinn, passions or even love, just as it may be among humans.
(b) Majority of the possessions are the result of hatred and revenge of the Jinn, because of some wrong done to him. For example, when humans accidentally harm or hurt the Jinn by urinating on them, by pouring hot water on them, or by killing some of them, the Jinn think that they have been harmed intentionally. Though humans may not realize what they have done, the Jinn are by nature ignorant, very harsh and unstable in their behavior, so they may revengefully punish humans much more than they actually deserve.
(c) Possession sometimes also occurs as a result of plain evil on the part of the Jinn, just as evil and mischief occurs among humans for similar reasons. [See Majmoo al-Fatawa vol: 19, p. 39]

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Woman asks Shaikh al-Fawzan about an Angel coming to Wake her Daughter for Fajr Prayer

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
An interesting event was narrated to Shaikh al-Fawzaan, the question from the mother of this particular girl was as follows:

Allah سبحانه و تعالى has in His great wisdom created differing creations; from amongst them the Angels, the Jinn, and of course the Humans. Regarding these various creations, an interesting event was narrated to Shaikh al-Fawzaan, the question from the mother of this particular girl was as follows:
“I have an orphan daughter [i.e. her father has passed away, since it is not a condition for the mother to have passed away also for a child to be considered an orphan] and a man comes to her at night and wakes her up for the Fajr prayer and commands her to wake up her brothers and sisters for the prayer. The question therefore is; can we be certain that this individual who comes is an Angel? Do Angels descend to the Earth?”
The Shaikh replied, “Allahu ‘Alam [Allah knows best], or he could be from our brothers the Jinn, its doesn’t necessarily have to be an Angel, maybe from our brothers the Jinn”.