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  1. The 3 Word Story

    The neighbor's dog...
  2. The 3 Word Story

    because I'm nuts
  3. Negativity And Nay-saying

    Assalamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu I would like you to answer the questions as far as possible and give your comments and even life experiences. Have you ever met negative people who whatever you do tell you not to do this or do that or tell you that you are not going to be successful? Right now, I am surrounded by people who tell me that I will not be successful and when I tell them about my goals, they just show their pessimism which makes me feel depressed sometimes.
  4. Negativity And Nay-saying

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu Being Muslim means to be Ghurabaa and the more we follow the truth the more ghurabaa we become. This is the nature of the situation and this is a nature of being a Muslim/Believer. Noah alayhissalam build the ark, but people were mocking at him because he build an ark and there was not sea etc. However, Noah continued and he and his followers were safe will the mockers drowned in the flood. I am not against constructive criticism. Do you think that there is a difference between negativity and pessimism?
  5. Hidden Kufr

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu It is always good to check the intentions. Riyaa is a very bad disease and keeping the intentions in check is very important. There are example in the Sunnah that ignorance/unawareness can be an excuse. We seek Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala for forgiveness constantly and may he forgive us all our sins. Be they from the past. Be they from the present. Be they from the future. Be they done in private. Be they done in public. Be they done intentionally. Be they done unintentionally. Be they major or minor sins. May Allah accept our repentance.
  6. The 3 Word Story

    refused to give
  7. The 3 Word Story

    so the king
  8. The 3 Word Story

    reaching his hands
  9. Polygamy In Islam

    Salam Here is a lecture about polygyny by Siraj Wahhaj: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yethalaltube(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/polygamy"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yethalaltube(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/polygamy[/url]
  10. The 3 Word Story

    Assalamu Alaykum threw his crown
  11. Was Jesus Illiterate?

    This is a question for the Christian members: Was Jesus Illiterate?
  12. Was Jesus Illiterate?

    Then who is the illiterate prophet that is prophecized by Yesaya to appear in the end of time?
  13. The 3 Word Story

    and merry because
  14. The 3 Word Story

    the beautiful ocean
  15. The 3 Word Story

    established on justice
  16. Jannat!

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu There'll always be a jannah In Jannah we'll be free In Jannah we will not be wronged In Jannah we will live eternally There'll always be a Jannah In Jannah we will be In Jannah there is no fatigue In Jannah there's no sleep There'll always be a Jannah In Jannah we will stay In Jannah there is not deceit Cause Shaytaan is not there There'll always be a Jannah With treasures plentiful In Jannah there is no evil The evil dwell in hell There'll always be a Jannah In Jannah we'll remain In Jannah there is not trial In Jannah we'll abide, insha'Allah There'll always be a Jannah In Jannah we'll find peace In Jannah there is no injustice In Jannah we'll not die We will die when Allah decideth We will return to Allah very soon We will be summoned on the Day of Judgment We will enjoy the pleasure and the leisure in Jannah Tranquility in our hearts forever in Jannah We will see the face of good so clearly We will have houses made of gold and silver We'll receive clothing from the trees of Jannah We will enjoy the pleasure and the leisure in Jannah Tranquility in our hearts forever in Jannah There is a river of water and a river of milk And a river of honey and a river of wine There is a spring called Salsabeel And a spring called Al Kafoor These drinks taste excellent Unstinted abundance forever Do you want to be in Jannah You will live forever Do you want to see the reward Of your Lord forever In Jannah there is no heat No sun no moon no stars Just daylight without ceasing Just daylight without darkness No fatigue no sleep.
  17. The 3 Word Story

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu ...sin of backbiting...
  18. The 3 Word Story

    lions and lionesses
  19. The 3 Word Story

    the lion bites...
  20. Why Don't The Mujahideen Join Iran?

    Debate with a Jihadi Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu Author: Shaikh al-Albaanee (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_salafipublications(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/sps/"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_salafipublications(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/sps/[/url] The discussion starts with al-Jihaad supporter :- Al-jihad supporter : We have no doubt that you are one of the first of the scholars in the century to call for the return to the understanding of the Salaf. There is no doubt that the issue of jihad is an issue of disagreement among those who follow manhaj as-Salaf assali7. In the issue of jihad, we call the people to fight jihad under two conditions : The first is that is has to be done in pure intention for the sake of Allah. The second that it has to be under the banner of Islam. However we hear from the devout muslim youth other conditions that they narrate from you which we never heard about in hadith, such conditions are Islamic knowledge (or Education and purification - Tasfiyah wa Tarbiyah) and having Khilafa or an Islamic state. These conditions we hear a lot from the brothers who follow manhaj as-Salaf, and I am among those who follow this manhaj insha’ Allah. My Question is : do these conditions have any reference in the Sunnah ? or are they only an ijtihad regarding the current situation and[##][/##]or conditions? and before that do you really call for these conditions? Al-Albani : first of all, we agreed to discuss this issue with you to find out about your da3wa. Al-jihad supporter : I told you about it. Al-Albani : Then, explain your da3wa. Your questions are premature now, I want to understand what you da3wa is for. Al-jihad supporter : my da3wa is clear, to do jihad according to the conditions I mentioned. Intention because the prophet KAW said “whoever fought for the word of Allah to be the higher word is fi sabeel Allahâ€. Under the banner of Islam because the prophet KAW said “whoever fought for the sake of 3asabiyah supporting one group or fighting another and died, he died the death of jahiliyah.†Al-Albani : OK. Do we need an Amir to do jihad ? Al-jihad supporter : No. Al-Albani : so we do jihad in a big disorganized mess ? (Arabic : Fawda) Al-jihad supporter : No … but Al-Albani : Also, your first condition which is the pure intention. This condition in every worship so we are done with it. Your second, under the Islamic banner, do you imagen jihad without an Amir? how can we have an Islamic banner without an Amir for that banner ? Al-jihad supporter : We can do jihad in this manner like if a muslim goes to a kafir enemy leader, and kills him. Al-Albani : But we were talking about the jihad of a group. Jihad under an Islamic banner is it the jihad of one person or the jihad of a group ? Also, a group of Muslims that leave for jihad, do they not need an Amir to lead them ? Al-jihad supporter : Yes, yes of course. A group of Muslims who travel or leave for jihad need an Amir. and If a group of Muslims of more than 3 leave for Jihad they need an Amir. Al-Albani : Then why did you not mention this as a condition? Al-jihad supporter : well, okay, let us make it a third condition. Al-Albani : Okay for the Fard 3ayn jihad, do we need a jama3a for it or can it be done as individuals ? Al-jihad supporter : Either case. Al-Albani : This is not an answer. Al-jihad supporter : why is that ? Al-Albani : We said that jihad is two kinds : Fard Kifayah, which only a small group of Muslims can do, and if a group do it, the rest of the Muslims are not questioned about it. This kind of jihad individuals can do on their own. Fard 3ayn which ALL the Muslims have to do it in a specific area. To do this kind of jihad, do we not need an Amir to lead the Muslims ? Al-jihad supporter : yes we need an Amir for this group if it fights or if it doesn’t fight. Al-Albani : Good Good, we return to say Amir to mean a Khalifa of the Muslims. Al-jihad supporter : no not a khalifa. Al-Albani : Why? is it dangerous to say khalifa? Al-jihad supporter : Yes of course, because this means we want to reap the fruit before we plant the trees. Al-Albani : This is what I see you doing. You say you want an Amir for the whole group of Muslims to lead jihad and at the same time you don’t want him to be the khalifa! is this what you want ? Al-jihad supporter : well, yes. Al-Albani : !! Okay then where is this Amir? and who is this Amir? and can we have more than one Amir? We are now on the condition we agreed on before, which is that we need an Amir, and you claim that we need an Amir to lead this group jihad without him being the khalifa. Which do we get first, the Amir or the jihad ? this is like asking do we pray before the athan or after. which comes first ? [after a while of arguing around] Al-jihad supporter : Okay we do need an Amir for the Fard 3ayn jihad before we start the jihad. Al-Albani : Excellent. Then do we call to have an Amir first, or do we call for the jihad first. Al-jihad supporter : well, both at the same time. Al-Albani : la hawla wa la quwaata illa billah. We just agreed that we need an Amir for Jihad al-3ayn before we start the jihad. The next question is do we call for an Amir First or do we call for the jihad first? This group, all kinds of groups need an Amir. To call for this kind of jihad we do need an Amir first, the Amir will call for the mujahideen and send those here and those there. Al-jihad supporter : okay what if a group of Muslims read in the Quran about jihad and want to do jihad, so they gather for jihad and then appoint an Amir on them. Al-Albani : Ya akhi what you are describing is a case of jihad Fard al-Kifayah. For Fard Al-Kifayah it is okay for a small group to gather and go do jihad. For Fard al-3ayn we need the whole group of Muslims. How can we have to the whole group of Muslims if we don’t have a unified leadership for this kind for jihad? This kind of Amir, I do not see any of the Mujahideen calling for it. Why do you not call for that Amir? Al-jihad supporter : Okay then let us call for this Amir. Al-Albani : OK, then what are the characters for this Amir, in your opinion? Al-jihad supporter : [some characters ] Al-Albani : and do you see an Amir with these qualities ? Al-jihad supporter : yes, many. Al-Albani : where ? Al-jihad supporter : everywhere. Al-Albani : We said that we need an Amir for the whole group, ie for all the Muslims. How can we have more than one Amir for all the Muslims ? Al-jihad supporter : … [arguing around] Al-Albani : do you know what does the hadith of Huthayfah bin yaman (fa in lam yakun lahom jama3a wa la imam) say about this, does it lead to the conclusion that this jihad needs a khalifa, or otherwise ? [hadith narrated in bukhari , Kitab al-manaqib, hadith #3338 hadith says When people were asking the prophet about the goodness, i was asking about the evil in fear that it may get to me, so I asked "oh prophet of Allah we were in jahiliyah then Allah brought this goodness, will there be any evil after it?" the prophet said "yes there will", I said "will there be goodness after it?" he said "yes and it has some impurities" i asked "and what are its impurities?" he SAW said " people who guide without my guidance, you know of them and deny." I asked "is there evil after this goodness?" he said "yes, there will be preachers who preach for the doors of hellfire, whoever answers them they throw him into hellfire" so i said "oh prophet of Allah, describe them for us" he SAW said "they are from u and they speak from our language." so i asked "what should I do if i witness that?" the prophet SAW said "stick with the group of Muslims and their leader" i asked "what if they had no leader?" he said "if they had no leader or imam, then leave all these groups even if you had to bite on a tree until your death."] Al-jihad supporter : what does this hadith have to do with our discussion? Al-Albani : did Huthayfah not ask the prophet about what to do when there are callers to the doors of hellfire ? the prophet answered that he must stick to the imam of the jama3a, if there is no imam then let him stay away from every jama3a. Do these conditions apply to today? do we not have people who claim to be Muslims yet they are callers to hellfire? is Khilafa not missing ? Al-jihad supporter : I prefer to to discuss other hadiths, like “there is still a portion of my nation fighting for the right, they do not care whoever disagreed with them or let them down.†Al-Albani : What does this have to do with our discussion? We are not in disagreement about calling for jihad. We are in agreement that jihad is a an obligation (Fard 3ayn) today, what we disagree on is that do we need a khalifa first or not. What you quoted adds nothing to the argument. We both agree that jihad is a Fard. Do you understand? What we disagree about is the issue of needing a khalifa to start this jihad. Al-jihad supporter : OK. Al-Albani : notice that the prophet advised Huthayfah to stick with the imam of the Muslims and their main group. You have that all the conditions in that hadith are true today .. Al-jihad supporter : true … Al-Albani : and the prophet said if the Muslims had no imam or jama3a, to leave all the groups. so what do you do now ? Al-jihad supporter : well, we try to look for the group of Muslims and find an imam for it. Al-Albani : this is what we call for! jihad is fard, but right now is not the time for it. We need the imam first and that the prophet ordered you to follow and stick with his group. Al-jihad supporter : How do we know that we can not do jihad until we get this khalifa that is indeed necessary ? Al-Albani : the hadith says if the Muslims had no one leader then leave all the groups. And we already said before that the jihad for fard al-3ayn has to be done the jama3a led by a leader to all the Muslims, an Amir. If the Muslims had no leader they stay away from ALL groups. How can they do group jihad if they should at the same time stay away from all groups??? you are contradicting what you already agreed on. Islamically we have only one banner, one group and one leader. We do need this one group to start the fard al-3ayn jihad. Al-jihad supporter : … Al-Albani : now what I want to do is prove to you that this Amir of the fard 3ayn jihad must be a khalifa, not just an Amir. The dallel is the hadith of Huthayfah again. Sometimes as you know the evidence is clear and sometimes not very, (qat3i al-dilalah, or thahiri al-dilalah). Let us consider an example of a Shaikh advising his student on the guidelines of this hadith. The student asks his Shaikh what to do to to avoid the evil, the Shaikh says stick with the imam of the Muslims. The student answers that the Muslims have no khalifa, so the Shaikh advises him to stay away from all the groups. This student is obedient to his Shaikh and this Shaikh that is following his prophet. what would this student do? he would go ahead living his life in a valley looking after his sheep or whatever, worshiping Allah. Where is jihad? if it was a wajib on this muslim to fight then the Shaikh would tell him to fight, and not to stay away from every group. is there a jihad here? as long as there is no imam then there is no jihad. This evidence is Qat3i al-Dilalah. Jihaad must be in the supervision of an Imam, or khalifa. But let me tell you about some thing that troubles many of the students of knowledge, that there are many groups that fight like the afghan or those in Syria a decade or more ago. Those people, if they want to fight they must be under the leadership of one Amir, that doesn’t mean that Syrians fight in Afghanistan and afghanis in Syria, no. It means that both fighting groups must be under the supervision on one Imam and one khalifa. If there was no one imam and no one jama3a (not in the meaning of two fighting groups, but in the meaning of one group in their unity of leadership, but could be more than one group of fighters each fighting in a part of the Islamic world), both groups would be operating on their own. To do this fard 3ayn jihad, the wajib of the Muslims is unity, the unity needs a khalifa. To establish this thing we must start with education and purification (Tasfiyah wa Tarbiyah). We can not start with jihad right now. You say that there are many groups for jihad, yet all these groups are in disagreement and as Allah said in Quran “wa la tanaza3o fa tafshalu wa thahaba ree7okumâ€. We are today many like the flowing of the river, what you want to do is give legitimacy to these ghutha’ groups. Al-jihad supporter : okay then how does this education and purification (Tasfiyah wa Tarbiyah) lead to khilafa? Al-Albani : History repeats itself. everybody claims that the prophet is their role model. Our prophet SAW spent the first half of his message in making da3wa, and he started with it not with jihad. The prophet first raised his companions Islamic education like he educated them to say the word of truth and not be afraid of it, he also taught them the Islamic teachings. We know that our Islam today is not like it was when Allah revealed “today I have completed your religionâ€, many things have indeed been added to Islam, do you not agree? Al-jihad supporter : Yes I fully agree. but there are many Quranic proofs that jihad is an important obligation! Al-Albani : I do not deny that, but ya akhi the question is “where do we start from?†My da3wa is : to do this jihad we need an Amir, to get this Amir we must work on the Tasfiyah and Tarbiyah. think about this on your own, by considering the hadith of Huthayfah which do we need first jihad or the Amir ? Al-jihad supporter : has anyone before called for Tasfiyah and Tarbiyah before jihad ? Al-Albani : May Allah be merciful with you. Tell me when did the Muslims not have a unified khalifa? Al-jihad supporter : What about the time of Ali and Mu3awiyah? Al-Albani : You mean you have a doubt that Ali was right, and that Mu3awiyah was wrong? Al-jihad supporter : No … but Al-Albani : no “butâ€s. How many khulafa’ were there? [after a while of discussion] Al-jihad supporter : OK, OK, one. A listener : To be frank my Shaikh, this discussion is going nowhere : if one does not make his intention and mind pure he will never understand. Al-Albani : This is indeed a good advice. We live in an age where one of the fatal characters is spread, which is everyone liking his own opinion. Today everybody who reads a bit of Quran or learns a bit of A7kam and Hadeeths, he thinks he is something in 3ilm although he can not read the hadiths without errors, and then he wants to argue everything he sees … Al-jihad supporter .. trying to interrupt … Al-Albani : the time for discussion is over. I will take the advice of the brother. My advice to the students of knowledge is not proceed to preach to the people something that may lead them to great misguidence (Dalal). He should check with the people of knowledge before he jumps to conclusion. It is one of the disasters of the muslim youth today to quickly adopt opinions without looking into the opinions of the Salaf and khalaf regards these issues. I advise Muslims to research this especially in the issues that concern the group such as jihad. Jihaad is, without doubt the the pride of Islam and of the basis of Islam (arkan) and the verses and hadiths regards this are known to everybody insha’ Allah. But this jihad has its conditions and introductions. From its basic conditions that the group that does it must be in agreement to return to Quran and Sunnah in their rulings (a7kam). This in fact needs a great time of education, purification and of scholars and preachers, like the prophet educated his companions. We notice that Mujahids call for whatever of the Muslims to join in the fight, and when they go to fight they find disagreement among themselves in matters of their faith and the basics of Islam. How do these people get ready to go for Jihad when they are yet to understand what is obligatory on them of Aqeedah ??!! This my brother, leads us to understand that Jihaad is not to be discussed, but we must discuss its introductions. The first introduction is, as we attest before Allah, the khalifa. Because if the amirs exist today and the bond I talked about (common understanding of Islam) does not exist among them then they will turn against one another and fight each other. They must be all for one methodology and one understanding. I therefore advise every muslim to work by the hadeeth of Ibn al-yaman, leave all the groups and stay by yourself. And this is not to mean to live in isolation, no it means not to join one or another group. You can do yourself and all the Muslims good with your knowledge. This is a reminder and the reminder benefits the believers.
  21. The 3 Word Story

    roaring and screaming
  22. The 3 Word Story

    neighbor's dog licked...
  23. Why Don't The Mujahideen Join Iran?

    Assalamu Alaykum For Jihad-'Ayn, a Khalifah is needed before starting Jihad.
  24. The Three Essential Ingredients for Eeman From ad-Dawah illaah Magazine One of the most beautiful things about the concept of worship in Islaam is the truly unique way in which it incorporates the feeling of love, fear and hope within the hearts of the worshippers of Allah. Understanding how to combine these three qualities into the worship (ibaadah) of Allah is one of the most essential things that every Muslim must grasp, not least because every sect which has drifted from the Straight Path has strayed in the aspect of worship. The deviation of the other religions in this regard is clear for all to see: “God is love! Jesus is love!†say the Christians, denying the fact that Allah should be feared too. As for the Jews, their hearts were filled only with hope; hope that the Fire will never touch them, since they were the “Promised Peopleâ€. In Islaam however, no worship is complete without the presence of all three qualities: love of Allah, hope in His Mercy and fear of His Punishment. Contemplate the opening Soorah of the Qur'aan - Soorah al-Faatihah - and you will see this for yourself. Aayah 1: “All praise [and thanks] is for Allah, Rabb of all the worlds.†In this opening aayah (verse) of the Qur'aan, we have LOVE of Allah and every time we recite this aayah we are testifying to our love for Allah. How is that you ask? It is because in the aayah, we are acknowledging that Allah is our Rabb and the Rabb of all the worlds. Rabb is usually translated as ‘the Lord’, but this translation does not do justification to this name of Allah and all the meanings this name carries. In reality, Rabb means that Allah is the Creator of everything; He sustains and nourishes everything; He gives life and Death; anything good that we have is from Him; everything is dependant on Him and nothing can happen unless He wills it. Furthermore, for the Muslims He - the Rabb - in the One who has guided us to the Truth and given us good morals and manners. Thus when we testify that Allah is our Rabb, then we are acknowledging that He is the One who has given us so many blessings - so many that if we try to enumerate His blessings, we would be unable to do so. So how could we not but LOVE Him? After all, we all love those who show kindness towards us or present us with gifts. And therefore the Messenger of Allah (salla-allahu alaihe wa-sallam) encouraged the exchange of gifts between Muslims because it helps to strengthen ties and develop love for one another. He (salla-allahu alaihe wa-sallam) said, “Give gifts to one another, you will come to love one another.â€[1] So imagine the LOVE we should have for our Rabb who has given us everything: nice families, shelter, security, food, health and above all the Guidance of Islaam and the Sunnah. We should be overwhelming in our love for Him. That is why we praise Him and thank Him and say, “All praise (and thanks) is for Allah, Rabbil-‘aalameen.†Aayah 2: The Rahmaan (Merciful) and the Raheem (Mercy-Giving).†In the first aayah of Soorah al-Faatihah, Allah mentioned He was the Rabb. In this aayah two more of His beautiful names are mentioned: ar-Rahmaan and ar-Raheem. Ar-Rahmaan means that He is the Most Merciful. Ar-Raheem means that He is the Giver of Mercy, in other words His actions are full of Mercy and He shows Mercy to His creation.[2] When we mention these two names of Allah, then we have HOPE. Since He is the One who is full of Mercy, and we hope He will forgive our mistakes and shortcomings. We should never loose hope, because Allah says in the Qur'aan, “O My slaves, who have transgressed against themselves! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, Verily Allah forgives all sins (except sins). Truly He is Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful†[39: 53] The need to have FEAR in our worship is shown by the next aayah of Soorah al-Faatihah. Aayah 3: “King/Master of the Day of Judgement.†When we recite this aayah, we remind ourselves of the Day of Judgement - that awful Day, when all of humanity shall stand before Allah … naked, uncircumcised and barefooted. People will appear drunk though they are not. On that Day, every person will stand before Allah and account for his sins, knowing that not even the smallest action which he did is hidden from Allah: “So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom, shall see it. And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom shall see it.†[soorah 99 : 7-8] So when we recite this third aayah of Soorah al-Faatihah, we remind ourselves of this Judgement and accountability and that should bring about in us a sense of fear - that maybe our evil actions will be too great and we will be responsible for them - May Allah protect us from such a fate. Then the next verse goes on to say: “You alone we worship.†i.e. we single out Allah for our worship. And how do we worship Him? With LOVE, HOPE and FEAR. And in order to achieve these qualities, we need Allah’s assistance, so we say then, “We seek Your Aid.†Striking the Balance After understanding the need to have love, hope and fear in our worship, the next question that naturally arises is that, in what proportion should these qualities be present in our worship? Again we turn to the Qur'aan for the answer. “Call upon Him with Fear and Hope.†[ Soorah (7): 56] “Their sides forsake their beds, to invoke their Lord in Fear and Hope.†[(32): 16] So both fear and hope should be present in our hearts in equal proportions. Anas reported that the Prophet (salla-allahu alaihe wa-sallam) entered upon a young boy who was dying. The Prophet (salla-allahu alaihe wa-sallam) asked, “How are you?†The boy replied, “O Messenger of Allah, I am in between hoping in Allah and fearing for my sins.†The Prophet (salla-allahu alaihe wa-sallam) said, “The like of these two qualities do not unite in the heart of a servant except that Allah gives him what he hopes for and protects him from what he feared.â€[3] Therefore whenever we do a good action, we should hope that it has been accepted by Allah, but at the same time we should also have fear that maybe it isn’t enough or that the good deed has not been worthy of acceptance. Likewise when we sin, we should have hope that Allah will accept our repentance and forgive us, but we should also fear that we may be accountable for it. This balance should be reflected in our Dawah (which of course is also worship). So when we invite others to the Truth, we should not give them the impression that ‘they have nothing to worry about’, nor do we suggest that ‘they are doomed forever’. Rather we couple warnings with encouragement. We inform them of the horrors of the Fire and tell them about the bliss of Paradise. Just as we find Allah telling us in the Qur'aan: “Verily your Lord is Quick in Punishment and verily He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Giver of Mercy.†[(7): 167] And the scholars of Islaam say, “He who worships Allah with hope only is a murji’ee. He who worships Him in fear only is a Harooree [Khaarijee]. And He who worships Allah in love only is a Zindeeq [eg. the Soofis, the Christians, etc]. But he who worships Allah in fear, love and hope is a Muwahhid Mu’min [a believer upon Tawheed].â€[4] The Murji’a were a sect that emerged within the first century of Islaam. The people of this sect (i.e. the murji’ees) believe that sins do not affect faith i.e. no matter what sins a person commits, his eeman (faith) is complete and perfect. They worship Allah only with hope because they believe that as long as one believed and testified to Islaam, they would enter Paradise regardless of their actions. Unfortunately, all too often nowadays we find a similar attitude amongst many Muslims today, which is why we find that so often we try to advice someone to turn to the Deen and abandon sin, they just point to their hearts and say, “Allah knows what is in my heartâ€, or “Allah forgivesâ€, or something else like that. As for the Khawaarij, they worshipped Allah in fear only because they held that anyone who commits major sins was a disbeliever and would therefore dwell in Hellfire forever. This of course is gross extremism and straying from the correct path. The Prophet (salla-allahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: “There were two men of Banoo Israa’eel who strove equally. One of then committed sins and the other strove hard in worship. And the one who strove in worship cto see the other in sin and kept saying to him: “Desist.†So one day he found him committing a sin and so said to him: “Desist†So he replied, “Leave me by my Lord, have you been sent as a watcher over me?â€. He said, “By Allah, Allah will not forgive you, nor will Allah admit you to Paradiseâ€. Then their souls were taken and they came together before the Lord of the Worlds. So Allah said to the one who strove in worship: “Did you have Knowledge of Me, or did you have any power in what is in my Hands?†And He said to the sinner: “Go and enter Paradise through My Mercy.†And He said to the other: “Take him to the fire.†Aboo Hurairah t said: “By Him in whose Hand is my soul! He spoke a word which destroyed this world and the hereafter for him.â€[5] Therefore we should never say of anyone that he or she is a ‘lost cause’ or ‘doomed’ or the like for this is a great sin. However, we fear for those who commit major sins because they have been threatened with punishment in the Qur'aan and the Hadeeth. However it is up to Allah whether He chooses to punish them or whether He will forgive them. The Zindeeqs - or the heretics - are groups, such as many of the Soofis who have become like the Christians and reduced the religion to just ‘love’ and so all their talk and their mystical practices are centred around developing more ‘love’. It is thus clear how imbalances in any of the three qualities of worship can lead to major deviation and straying to the True Guidance. It is therefore important for every Muslim to combine all three of them in his heart properly. As was mentioned before, the fear and hope should be in equal proportions[6], but as for love then that should be uppermost. As Fudayl ibn-‘Iyaad - rahimahullah - (d.187H) said, “The love is better than the fear. The fear checks us from sinning, and the love makes us do what is prescribed with an open heart.â€[7] May Allah grant us what we hope for and protect us from what we fear. And may the Blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammed, upon his family, his Companions and upon all those who follow Guidance until the Last Day. [1] Collected by Imaam Bukhari in al-Adabul-Mufrad and declared hasan by al-Albaanee in al-Irwaa (1601) [2] As explained by Ibnul-Qayyim (d.751H) in Badaa’I ul-Fawaa’id. [3] Collected in Sunan at-Tirmidhi and Sunan Ibn Majah and authenticated by Sheikh al-Albani in Ahkam al-Janaa’iz (no.2) [4] Quoted by Ibn Rajjab in al-Takhweef minan-Naar. [5] Collected in Sunan Abu Dawood (english trans. vol.3, p.1365, no.4883). See Saheehul-Jaami (4455) by Sheikh al-Albani. [6] This was the opinion of most of the Salaf. Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Iyyaad said that, when one is healthy and well, then fear should predominate, but when terminally ill then hpoe should predominate - so that one should strive to do good when well and not despair of Allah’s Mercy when terminally ill. [Al-Takhweef minan-Naar] [7] Reported in Al-Takhweef minan-Naar of Ibn Rajab. Note that some scholars hold that the fear is better than love, and Allah knows best. From ad-Dawah illaah Magazine
  25. How To Control Ones Feeling

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