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  1. Everything Is Good

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu you posted this hadeeth really to the right time, because I am going though difficult times right now and I am almost losing my mind. However, this hadeeth really cool me down and calms down my heart. Every struggle has a reason and most of the time the reason is to show me that time is limited and there is not time for us to waste. Allah knows what is good for me and good for everyone of us. Everything is decreed and we have to wake up. We are sleeping and wake up when we die. Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala makes us go through some struggles to test our gratitude, to be grateful to the favors of our Lord. And in times of difficulties we show patience to Allah and in times of ease and sunshine we show gratitude to Allah. After darkness follows light. The worst struggle is when it comes from a direction one does not expect and especially when it originates from a person whom you think you could trust blindly......................... ............................But on the other side if one has taqwa and tawakkul then Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala will provide from sources/resources we don't expect. If everything in dunya works without struggle and difficulty than we might start love it too much and forget about akhira.
  2. Would You Call It Fraud?

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu No, there is not employment contract which my wife signed. It is an At-Will Employment and there is not employment contract the way I was used to in Europe. Even the Indonesian Employment rules seem to be more advanced than that of this region.
  3. Showing Affection In Public?

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu Everything in our lives should me moderate and with honor. I don't know that Islamic Rulings on showing affection in public. The customs in countries is different and it is part of the unity of the ummah to respect customs of other people as long these do not contradict Islamic Shari Rulings. If people in the community/country do not like showing affection in public then the individual should submit to the custom Allah knows best.
  4. Could The Qur'an Have Been Ispired By Jinn?

    Jibreel came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during Ramadan: Volume 1, Book 1, Number 5: Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: Allah's Apostle was the most generous of all the people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadan when Gabriel met him. Gabriel used to meet him every night of Ramadan to teach him the Qur'an. Allah's Apostle was the most generous person, even more generous than the strong uncontrollable wind (in readiness and haste to do charitable deeds).
  5. Could The Qur'an Have Been Ispired By Jinn?

    Jibreel and Muhammad Volume 1, Book 1, Number 4: Narrated Said bin Jubair: Ibn 'Abbas in the explanation of the Statement of Allah. 'Move not your tongue concerning (the Quran) to make haste therewith." (75.16) Said "Allah's Apostle used to bear the revelation with great trouble and used to move his lips (quickly) with the Inspiration." Ibn 'Abbas moved his lips saying, "I am moving my lips in front of you as Allah's Apostle used to move his." Said moved his lips saying: "I am moving my lips, as I saw Ibn 'Abbas moving his." Ibn 'Abbas added, "So Allah revealed 'Move not your tongue concerning (the Qur'an) to make haste therewith. It is for us to collect it and to give you (O Muhammad) the ability to recite it (the Qur'an) (75.16-17) which means that Allah will make him (the Prophet ) remember the portion of the Qur'an which was revealed at that time by heart and recite it. The Statement of Allah: And 'When we have recited it to you (O Muhammad through Gabriel) then you follow its (Qur'an) recital' (75.18) means 'listen to it and be silent.' Then it is for Us (Allah) to make It clear to you' (75.19) means 'Then it is (for Allah) to make you recite it (and its meaning will be clear by itself through your tongue). Afterwards, Allah's Apostle used to listen to Gabriel whenever he came and after his departure he used to recite it as Gabriel had recited it."
  6. Could The Qur'an Have Been Ispired By Jinn?

    Sahih Bukhari - Volume 1, Book 1, Number 2: Narrated 'Aisha: (the mother of the faithful believers) Al-Harith bin Hisham asked Allah's Apostle "O Allah's Apostle! How is the Divine Inspiration revealed to you?" Allah's Apostle replied, "Sometimes it is (revealed) like the ringing of a bell, this form of Inspiration is the hardest of all and then this state passes ' off after I have grasped what is inspired. Sometimes the Angel comes in the form of a man and talks to me and I grasp whatever he says." 'Aisha added: Verily I saw the Prophet being inspired Divinely on a very cold day and noticed the Sweat dropping from his forehead (as the Inspiration was over).
  7. Could The Qur'an Have Been Ispired By Jinn?

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu I assume that brother did not deny that these are the Signs of Allah, but was referring to the scientific miracles that are mentioned in Qur'an such as embryology and other. 1. The revelations were conveyed to Muhammad Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam through the Angel Jibreel alayhissalam. 2. There is a difference between miracles and magic. 3. Magic is disbelief. 4. In order to get the assistance of the Satans the person already has to be an evil person. One protection against the attacks of the Satan is to be righteous, and who was more righteous than the prophets? 5. Look at the Sunnah in Sahih Bukhari: Check the following story: Volume 1, Book 1, Number 3: Narrated 'Aisha: (the mother of the faithful believers) The commencement of the Divine Inspiration to Allah's Apostle was in the form of good dreams which came true like bright day light, and then the love of seclusion was bestowed upon him. He used to go in seclusion in the cave of Hira where he used to worship (Allah alone) continuously for many days before his desire to see his family. He used to take with him the journey food for the stay and then come back to (his wife) Khadija to take his food like-wise again till suddenly the Truth descended upon him while he was in the cave of Hira. The angel came to him and asked him to read. The Prophet replied, "I do not know how to read. The Prophet added, "The angel caught me (forcefully) and pressed me so hard that I could not bear it any more. He then released me and again asked me to read and I replied, 'I do not know how to read.' Thereupon he caught me again and pressed me a second time till I could not bear it any more. He then released me and again asked me to read but again I replied, 'I do not know how to read (or what shall I read)?' Thereupon he caught me for the third time and pressed me, and then released me and said, 'Read in the name of your Lord, who has created (all that exists) has created man from a clot. Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous." (96.1, 96.2, 96.3) Then Allah's Apostle returned with the Inspiration and with his heart beating severely. Then he went to Khadija bint Khuwailid and said, "Cover me! Cover me!" They covered him till his fear was over and after that he told her everything that had happened and said, "I fear that something may happen to me." Khadija replied, "Never! By Allah, Allah will never disgrace you. You keep good relations with your Kith and kin, help the poor and the destitute, serve your guests generously and assist the deserving calamity-afflicted ones." Khadija then accompanied him to her cousin Waraqa bin Naufal bin Asad bin 'Abdul 'Uzza, who, during the PreIslamic Period became a Christian and used to write the writing with Hebrew letters. He would write from the Gospel in Hebrew as much as Allah wished him to write. He was an old man and had lost his eyesight. Khadija said to Waraqa, "Listen to the story of your nephew, O my cousin!" Waraqa asked, "O my nephew! What have you seen?" Allah's Apostle described whatever he had seen. Waraqa said, "This is the same one who keeps the secrets (angel Gabriel) whom Allah had sent to Moses. I wish I were young and could live up to the time when your people would turn you out." Allah's Apostle asked, "Will they drive me out?" Waraqa replied in the affirmative and said, "Anyone (man) who came with something similar to what you have brought was treated with hostility; and if I should remain alive till the day when you will be turned out then I would support you strongly." But after a few days Waraqa died and the Divine Inspiration was also paused for a while. Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah Al-Ansari while talking about the period of pause in revelation reporting the speech of the Prophet "While I was walking, all of a sudden I heard a voice from the sky. I looked up and saw the same angel who had visited me at the cave of Hira' sitting on a chair between the sky and the earth. I got afraid of him and came back home and said, 'Wrap me (in blankets).' And then Allah revealed the following Holy Verses (of Quran): 'O you (i.e. Muhammad)! wrapped up in garments!' Arise and warn (the people against Allah's Punishment),... up to 'and desert the idols.' (74.1-5) After this the revelation started coming strongly, frequently and regularly."
  8. Qurbani Help

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu I thought that Qurbani is paid on the day of Eidul-Adha during the Hajj season.
  9. Revote: 1st Poetry Competition

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu #2
  10. Sound Effects

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu I plan to record my voice per Audacity and burn them on the CD. However, I am not sure how to record them with the sound effects. Somehow, the sound effects of the Audacity Program does not function. Consequently, I want to use the sound effects from Realtek HD Audio Manager. The options here are Forrest, Concert Hall, Plain, Hangar etc. Is is possible to burn my voice and the sound effects on CD? I tried it before, but only my voice recorded, but the sound effect was not audible on the CD.
  11. Revote: 1st Poetry Competition

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu I think you start, so that we can see the format you wish us to post the votes. Should we give points to each one like 1 point for the worst and 4 points for the best?
  12. Sound Effects

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu Do you know any Audio Editor that is good for Linux(Ubuntu)?
  13. Inspiring Ramadan Poem

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu May Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala save you from the punishment of the grave and the punishment of hellfire and make it easy for you on the Day of Resurrection and let you pass the bridge to Jannah by the blink of an eye.
  14. Ramadan Haiku Poem

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu Ramadan Haiku Poem Fasting through daylight Easiness in heart and mind Without drink and food For the sake of God We exercise true patience Throughout the blessed month Reward with Allah Submission and surrender From darkness to light Detach from this world Attach to the akhira Tremendous reward Fasting and walking Through the gates of Ar Rayaan What a great success People are sleeping And they wake up when they die Missing the reward The love of this world Destroying their akhira Not fasting at all Be gentle and mild In discussion and debate Brothers and Sisters Ramadan is near Full of reward and blessing Glorify Allah!! Brothers and Sisters True Ramadan Mubarak Wish you true success!
  15. More At Peace When It Comes To Death?

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu We know how Rasulullah salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam felt when his uncle Abu Talib died on kufr.
  16. Praying Tahiyatul Masjid After Asr

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu After thinking more about this issue, I agree with Brother Ahmad that we are not able to give fatawa just like that and we have to consult the teachings of the great Imams such as Imam Shafi'ee and the other great scholars of fiqh, especially when we deal with translations of the meanings of Qur'an and Ahadeeth. The basement of fatawa upon translation which are more or less interpretations of the translators is dangerous. When going through ahadeeth, I found many that were translated in English, but if you analyse the Arabic original then you find that the translation is incorrect and the wordings used are not giving back the meaning of the hadeeth exactly. There are some questions that arise from the case given by the parent poster: 1, Is it allowed to pray the Greeting of the Masjid prayer during the prohibited times of prayer? 2. If it is allowed, can someone enter the Masjid during that time on purpose to pray the Greeting of the Masjid Prayer? 3. If a person does not sit down in the Masjid, does he still have to pray the Prayer of Greeting the Masjid? 4. Does a prohibition overrule the obligation? 5. Is the Greeting of the Masjid Prayer recommended or an obligation in the first place? 6. What do mujtahid scholars such as Imam Al Shafi'ee, Imam Abu Hanifa, or Hasan Al Basri say about this?
  17. The Sinner And The Worshipper

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu This is one of the ahadith expressed in an Imam Suhaib Webb lecture: The Prophet Muhammad SAWS told the story of two men, one of whom would commit sin and the other would strive to do his best in the world. When the man who exerted himself in worship continued to see the other in sin, he would say: "Refrain from (sinning)." The sinner replied: "Leave me alone with my Lord. Have you been sent as a watchman over me?" The man who tried to do his best then said: "I swear by Allah, Allah will not forgive you, nor will He admit you to Paradise." When they both died and came before Allah, He told the man who had striven hard in worship: "Did you have knowledge about Me or had you power over that which I had in My hand?" Allah then said to the man who sinned: "Go and enter Paradise by My mercy." --Sunan of Abu-Dawood
  18. Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu Ramadan is in a very soon and we know that this is a good opportunity to do good deeds and to pay off the annual obligatory Zakah of the Wealth. Therefore, I use this forum to give you some information about Zakah. Our'an tell us who is eligible for receiving Zakah: 1. The Poor among the Muslims 2. The Needy among the Muslims 3. The ones in debt among the Muslims 4. The Wayfarer among the Muslims 5. A non-Muslim who may enter Islam due to this Zakah 6. The sick among the Muslims 7. For the sake of Allah 8. Those who distribute the Zakah among the people mentioned above.
  19. More At Peace When It Comes To Death?

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu Jazzakallah Khayr for your post. Death is just a continuation of a journey towards one of the Final Destinations. If we prepare ourselves for death and start establishing our life in akhira while we are in dunya then insha'Allah the journey to akhira will be easy and peaceful. Death is not a bad thing, but something good if you prepare for it according to Qur'an and Sunnah. It is important to have the wish to return to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. And our goal must be that we return to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala and Allah is pleased with us. And you should have the desire to meet with your family and kin in akhira and then you will never lose each other anymore. If you meet your deceased kin or family in Jannah then there is nothing that interrupts it anymore. Usually it is not death that makes us cry but the fact that we just miss the deceased and to say farewell. This is what makes us feel sad. When we a husband has to go to a journey faraway from home then the wife also cries when she see him leaving and knows that he won't be back for a while. In case of death we know that the deceased would return and we know his or her fate in akhira and we don't have the guarantee that we might ever meet this person again. It is the unawareness that makes us feel sad and comfortable. This does not mean that we dislike death, but we have a lot of respect for it, because we don't know if we did enough to ensure a peaceful time in the Barzakh and in akhira in general. Only ten people from this ummah received the guarantee while they were in dunya to enter Jannah. It is very crucial never to forget the deceased while you are alive, because you actions can still affect the journey of your deceased love ones or even one of those you hated in dunya. You can do a lot in this world. I am not talking about tawassul etc. but certain actions such as: 1. Never forget to ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala to rescue yourself and your deceased kin/family/friend from the punishment of the grave and the punishment of hellfire. 2. Asking for forgiveness is ibaadah and there is a translation of a hadeeth which tells us a story about a man who was very active in the rituals of worship and performing good deeds, but entered hellfire, because he never asked Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala for forgiveness; therefore, always ask Allah for forgiveness even if the other person is a Muslim whom you hated in this life. 3. Never tell any Muslim that Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala will never forgive him or her. You may come a person who you dislike and you tell her that Allah will never forgive her, because you see her doing something sinful. this is part of the perparation for death. 4. Before going to bed it is important to cleanse your heart from any form of hatred toward any Muslim around the world, even those who have been harming you. Free you heart from hatred toward a person you disliked in dunya, especially when he or she deceased. 5. You can help the deceased is not to wail over the deceased if they die, because wailing can harm the deceased in the grave. The wailing of the relatives may cause pain for the deceased loved ones in the grave. So when your loved ones are in the grave and you visit the grave and start wailing then it can harm your loved ones. Good deeds of the loved ones can protect him against any harm including the harm that derives from the wailing of the deceased's relatives. Allah knows best 6. You can help any deceased Muslim by trying to pay off his still existing debt. Debt is a thing that can keep a person away from entering Jannah, but you are able to change that situation. Imagine you are in debt and then you die. And then people forget about you and they do not pay the debt for you. They cry for you and visit your grave, but out of ignorance and negligence they do not pay off your debt. We pay Zakah for the living people, but we forget those who are in their graves already. They are probably in more need of Zakah than the living people. We should not forget the people of Barzakh when we give Zakah. If you pay off the debt of someone who deceased then you can help this person to enter Jannah with the Mercy of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala if this debt is the only thing that prevent this person to enter Jannah. If you are in a position when you can forgive someone's debt then you should forgive the deceased persons debt, because this insha'Allah make you eligible to be under the shade on the Day of Judgment. There is a for example a sister who owe you money, but he dies before giving you the money. If you forgive him the debt then this means shade on the Day of Judgment, insha'Allah. Sorry, I intended to write only a few lines and now it turned be such a long post.
  20. 70000

    Sahih Bukhari - Volume 7, Book 71, Number 606: Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: Allah's Apostle said, 'Nations were displayed before me; one or two prophets would pass by along with a few followers. A prophet would pass by accompanied by nobody. Then a big crowd of people passed in front of me and I asked, Who are they Are they my followers?" It was said, 'No. It is Moses and his followers It was said to me, 'Look at the horizon.'' Behold! There was a multitude of people filling the horizon. Then it was said to me, 'Look there and there about the stretching sky! Behold! There was a multitude filling the horizon,' It was said to me, 'This is your nation out of whom seventy thousand shall enter Paradise without reckoning.' "Then the Prophet entered his house without telling his companions who they (the 70,000) were. So the people started talking about the issue and said, "It is we who have believed in Allah and followed His Apostle; therefore those people are either ourselves or our children who are born m the Islamic era, for we were born in the Pre-lslamic Period of Ignorance.'' When the Prophet heard of that, he came out and said. "Those people are those who do not treat themselves with Ruqya, nor do they believe in bad or good omen (from birds etc.) nor do they get themselves branded (Cauterized). but they put their trust (only) in their Lord " On that 'Ukasha bin Muhsin said. "Am I one of them, O Allah's Apostle?' The Prophet said, "Yes." Then another person got up and said, "Am I one of them?" The Prophet said, 'Ukasha has anticipated you." There is good news for all of us Muslims in this hadeeth and others. There is more information in a report narrated in the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad and the Sunan of al-Tirmidhi and Ibn Maajah, where Abu Umaamah is reported to have said that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “My Lord promised me that seventy thousand of my ummah will enter Paradise without being brought to account or being punished; with each thousand of them will be another seventy thousand, plus three handfuls of the handfuls of my Lord, may He be glorified.†We ask Allaah to make us among them. Just imagine: seventy thousand, with each thousand of whom is another seventy thousand – how great will be the total number of people who will enter Paradise without being brought to account? How many will be in each handful “scooped up†by the Merciful, Compassionate, Generous Almighty Lord? We ask Allaah to make us among that number.
  21. Fajr Prayer!

    Assalamu 'Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu It depends on the situation, but did he have to go back home and redo his ablution, because he fell? I guess he know that it was enough time to arrive at the masjid on time. However, I recognize the lesson in the story and jazzakallah khayr for sharing.
  22. Lieber Leserinnen und Leser, das Wort Islam bedeutet sich Gott unserem Herrn hin zu geben und seine Befehle, Anordnungen, sowie Gesetze und Regeln zu unterwerfen. Sogar in der Bibel, zumindest in der Luther Bibel wird haeufig das Wort Unterwerfung verwendet. Dieses Wort ist die deutsche Uebersetzung des arabischen Wortes Islam. Islam bedeutet, dass man sich an Gottes Rightlinien zu halten hat auch wenn es gegen nicht den Beduerfnissen entspricht. Sich Gott zu unterwerfen bedeutet nicht, dass man sich die Regels einfach aussucht, sondern Gottes Regeln ueber allen anderen Regeln bevorzugt. Als Muslime unterwerfen wir uns Gott wider unser eigenen Wille und gegen unsere persoenlichen Beduerfnisse. Wir unterwerfen uns Gott als Musharri'e. Gott ist die Legislative, die Exekutive, und die Judikative Gewalt zugleich. Gott ist frei von jeglicher Imperfektion und seine Gesetze sind frei von Ungenauigkeiten und Fehlern. Es ist eine Sauerei wenn Leute behaupten, dass sich an Ihre Richtlinien halten muss. Er hat uns erschaffen damit wir Ihn anbeten und uns Ihn unterwerfen, auch wenn wir auf etwas verzichten muessen was wir lieben. Die Liebe zu Gott kann nicht mit irgent etwas anderes ersetzt werden. Islam = Wir unterwerfen uns vollstaendig Gott und seine Anordnungen gegen unseren eigene Wille und Beduerfnisse.
  23. Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu 1: Prophet Haroon, alayhissalam, did everything to keep the Ummah of Banu Isra'eel united although the people committed shirk, but we divide ourselves and the Ummah due to sometimes trivial matters. Unity is increases Iman and God-Consciousness. 2: Let's destroy our arrogance, until there is no grain arrogance let in our heart. We don't know how one grain arrogance looks like, but with humbleness we can destroy any arrogance inside our hearts and minds. Let's ban kibr and riya from our hearts. 3. Remember why Allah gave us the mind, the ears, and the eyes. 4. Practice what you preach. 5. Sticking with the Jama'ah 6. Travelling and Hijrah 7. Remember, the Little Deeds 8. Don't just concentrate on repenting for the major sins and then forget the minor sins. 9. Speaking with knowledge or be silent: "What sky will shade me and what earth will carry me if I say in the Book of Allah something without knowledge." - Abu Bakr As-Sadeeq, Radi Allahu 'Anhu. 10. Do not speak of a matter if the matter isn't yours, until you find therein a place for your words. - Ibn Abbaas 11. Do not argue with a foolish nor with a forbearing, for the forbearing will defeat you and the foolish will despise you. 12. Never mention your brother in his absence with anything other than what you would like him to mention you with in your absence. 13. When you do something, do it in the manner of someone who knows for a surety will be rewarded for his righteousness and be taken for his faults.
  24. Trouble With My Fetus And His Heart

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu Remember, that there is always a wisdom behind everything. Be patient. Don't neglect Akhira in all such situations, because you may find the reason for all these situations in Akhira. Remember, that Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows who is going to die and who is going to live. Remember, that Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows what is best for you. Oppression is darkness on the day of judgment. If people treat you badly and practice verbal abuse then this is not unnoticed, because Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala is the All-Knower. Remember, the settlement of account is on the day of judgment and then you will not be wronged. Remember, even those who are bad in your du'aa and try to eliminated hatred from your heart as much as possible. Imam Al Shafi'ee or Hasan al Basri raheematullah once was informed that a brother talked ill about him. The scholar went with a basket of fruits to the house of the person and gave him the basket of fruit as a present saying: "I heard that you gave me some of your good deed and I had no idea how to thank you for that, except giving you this gift."
  25. Giving Advice To Those Who Blame God

    30:24~25 And among His Signs, He shows you the lightning, by way both of fear and of hope, and He sends down rain from the sky and with it gives life to the earth after it is dead: verily in that are Signs for those who are wise. And among His Signs is this, that heaven and earth stand by His Command: then when He calls you, by a single call, from the earth, behold, ye (straightway) come forth.