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  1. Giving Advice To Those Who Blame God

    21:30 Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? And We have set on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with them, and We have made therein broad highways (between mountains) for them to pass through: that they may receive Guidance. And We have made the heavens as a canopy well guarded: yet do they turn away from the Signs which these things (point to)! It is He Who created the Night and the Day, and the sun and the moon: all (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its rounded course. We granted not to any man before thee permanent life (here): if then thou shouldst die, would they live permanently? Every soul shall have a taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good by way of trial. to Us must ye return.
  2. Giving Advice To Those Who Blame God

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu General: 1. Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala makes us go through hardship to test our gratitude, to be grateful to the favours of Allah. 2. After darkness follows light in our lives. 3. We must think about dunya and akhira 4. Every hardship in this dunya is mercy because it is expiation from sins. 5. And in times of severe hardship we show patience to Allah and in times of ease and sunshine we show gratitude to Allah. First Case: 1. Fulfillment of prayers also depend on her deeds and ahlaaq. 2. Fulfillment of prayers may take place in akhira. 3. Too much love for this worldly life. 4. Death is preordained and cannot change meaning the term of death is already fixed. 5. Death is not an evil thing, but one has to prepare for it. 6. Prepare for death and judgment day. 7. Prepare for death and resurrection. 8. Prepare for death and the accountability. 9. Disease is an expiation from sins. 10. She should pray that Allah may save him from the punishment of the grave and the punishment of hellfire. Second Case: 1. She should blame the Ummah but not Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. 2. She should blame the people who wronged her and be patient. 3. She should put her trust in Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. 4. The Ummah failed because they did not stand up for her right to marry. 5. She needs to learn that she did not do anything wrong Islamically marrying the brother. 6. His behaviour is because of his immaturity and false understanding of the religion and marriage. 7. She should ask Allah to forgive him and to save him from the punishment in akhira. 8. She should learn about the rights and obligations she has in her situation. 9. Any hardship is a test and she must exercise patience. 10. There might be a wisdom behind this situation. Some things happen we don't like but it is good for us and sometimes things happen that we like but it is bad for us. The child might grew up and be the cause of grief for the mother, but later on Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala may replace her with another child that is forbearing and a blessing. It can be the best for the child in whatever manner. We don't know what is on the other side. However, this does not justify the action of the husband.
  3. Non-muslims As Friends?

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu If you know the person on the other side then there should be nothing wrong with that especially if the person is the same gender as you. When you chat with voice or in written form with someone from the opposite gender then if he is mahram non-Muslim then I don't see any problem. Unless the non-Muslim is able to put doubts in your belief. It is not a matter of if the person is non-Muslim or not, but if he is non-mahram male or not. I don't see any problem if people of opposite genders meet on the internet and chat with each other in a professional manner. Remember, that you speak from behind a veil. In this case the veil is not a curtain or niqaab. It is important to always do these things with the right Islamic ettiquette. I can give you examples of how the wives of the prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam especially Aisha radi Allahu anha taught the Sahaba from behind a screen/curtain about Islam and in what manner. If you feel that the path you go leads to haraam then the path itself is already haraam. Therefore, it is important not to follow your desires blindly and to chat with any stranger. You don't know how Shaytaan works. You may think that the person lives in a country far away from yours, you are save and secure from zina, but you don't know what can happen. You cannot beam yourself to the person, but Shaytaan can. However, you question is if you can have non-Muslim friends: This depends on the situation and how you define friendship. You can be friends, as long as this does not keep you away from the Islamic way of life. You always have an identity that you have to protect of being a Muslim. It is also important not to imitate your friends in the bad things, but if they do good things which are Islamic then there is nothing wrong in imitating them, but you should be the one who initiate the good things. If they mock prophet even once then you stop being their friends. If a relationship leads to zina or other kinds of sin the do not continue with the friendship, but to the same time don't hide yourself in a forest or on a mountain, because you still can benefit this person in some way. As long you fulfill the Islamic etiquettes. See yourself as a da'ee who tries to invite to Islam. Remember: 1. If the friendship leads to haram then the friendship itself is haram 2. If the friendship is performed in a manner that is against the Islamic Sharee'ah then it is bad 3. Shaytaan knows your weaknesses and the weaknesses of your chat mate. 4. Learn about the Islamic etiquette on how to speak with non-mahrams of the opposite gender even if you speak from behind a veil.
  4. 1st Poetry Competition: Haikus

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu I suggest that when you make the poll in the end you don't write the name of the author, but just the poem so that people really vote for the poems themselves without being biased.
  5. More Questions...

    As-Salaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu Assalaamu Alaika (1 man) Example: You meet one Muslim brother in a grocery store, you say Assalaamu Alaika Assalaamu Alaikumaa (when addressing two men or two women or 1 man and 1 woman) Example: You are in the grocery store and meet two brothers or a brother with his wife, you say: Assalaamu Alaikumaa Assalaamu Alaikum (3 or more males) Example: You give a speech and there are three or more brothers and sisters or just brothers in the pile. You say: Assalaamu Alaikum Assalaamu Alaiki (1 woman) Example: If there is one woman you greet her with Assalaamu Alaiki Assalaamu Alaikumaa (pair of women or a pair of men or a pair of male and female) Assalaamu Alaikunna (3 or more females) Example: You give a speech and in the audience that are just women three or more, you say Assalaamu Alaikunna
  6. Who Are The Jinn?

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows best.
  7. Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu The Qur'anic Verse should be enough to be an answer. In the Animal Kingdom we see that it is possible that if females don't find a male their are able to give birth although no male is around. For example, some shark species if the female is alone and does not find a male then it is possible that she deliver without the assistance of the male. Miracles were sent to the prophets to proof their prophethood according to the science of the nation they were sent to. The most advanced science in Egypt during the time of Yusuf alayhissalam was interpreting dreams and fortunetelling but also ruling a nation; therefore, Yusuf performed miracles in those areas. The miracles were that the interpretations of dreams always came true. The other miracle was connected to political science. The way Yusuf distributed the wealth was a miracle. The way he managed Egypt in the most devastating time was a miracle. The science of Egypt in the time of Musa alayhissalam was in the field of Optical Illusion. Therefore, Musa alayhissalam were given miracles in that field such as splitting the sea, sending of the plagues, and the incident when Musa's stick became a snake. In the time of Muhammad salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam, Quraish and the other tribes had three major sciences in which they thought they were unsurpassed by other nations: 1. Poetry/LIterature: Therefore, Muhammad was given the miracle in this field and that is Qur'an. The Qur'an was revealed to Muhammad and Muhammad recited it unto the people although he was unlettered. How can an unlettered person come forward with such a miraculous piece of literature that non of the best poets of Arabia could compete with according to the Arabs? Literature has been a leading science until today therefore the miracle of Qur'an remains until the Hour. We see that the pen and literature is prevailing and reading material is everywhere now, but Qur'an is still unsurpassed. 2. Warfare: The Arabs were skilled in warfare: therefore, miracles were given to Muhammad and the Ummah in this field of expertise. 3. Natural Science and technology: Scientists make new discoveries just to find out the it was already mentioned in Qur'an 1400 years ago. Now, the most developed science of the Children of israel during the time of Isa bin Maryam alayhissalam was in the field of Medicine. Therefore, miracles were sent in this field of expertise such as virgin birth, Jesus healing the sick and reviving the dead, but also speaking from the cradle. The miracles of Zakariya/Yahya were also in the field of medicine.
  8. Interpret This Dream If You Can?

    Assalamu Alaykum Insha'Allah, you will see what will happen 15 years from now unless you are already one of the people of the grave.
  9. Why Aren't Muslims Enraged At Ridiculous Rules?

    Funnyslam = Shaytaan
  10. Do You Have A Pet?

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu In my house there are already 10 cats. I should rename myself and call myself Aboo Hurayrah! Only one cat we got from the shelter the rest are stray cats who came to our door and because we were the only in the neighborhood who fed them they came to us. They even got their offspring in our front yard. We check in a bush and walaa - kittens. First we had two cats - Hindi (I prefer to call him Panther because his face has the shape of that of a panther) and Ashley. Hindi (he has a dot between his eyes) is still with us, but Ashley died. Then one day we saw a stray cat always coming to our house, because we gave the doves water due to the heat this cat also benefited from that. So this female cat visited us very often and in front of our door she always called us, even if it was in the middle of the night. In the end we decided to let her inside the house, because we were scared that she is taken to the shelter. She was without necklace. We did not let her in at once, but we let her sometimes get in and sometimes stay out. At that time she was still a street cat and one could recognize that. Plus she and Hindi did not like each other in the beginning. However, now they are friendly with each other. Her name is Comil (Indonesian). Comil became pregnant and bore three male cats and one female cat. We call them Bundle, Koala, Puffy, and Tyger (female). Tyger later got lost so that we now have Bundle, Puffy, and Koala. Later on another cat always came to our door and we took her in also. We named her Ashley. She and the other cat always fight. She is the only cat that the other cats don't like and they attack her very often. Long time we did not have a new cat inside the house, but outside cats were standing in line. They inhabited our front yard and we gave them food. They shared their food with the doves and other birds. When the cats were gone the birds came to the food and ate cat food, and when the cats were present the birds waited in the trees. We are the only one who have trees in the front yard in the neighborhood. Therefore, we have so many birds using this tree. They are not pets, but they benefit from the cat food. One time one of the cat we called Aew got lost and we could not find her. However, she left behind two kittens which we brought in our house. Their names are Munyet (because he looks like a money when he climbs on sofa etc.) and Zeezee. Last week we found Aew the mom of Munyet and Zeezee. She was stuck in the garage of an empty house. She bore kittens there who died due to lack of drink and food and coolness. Two days ago my wife found a lonely kitten stuck in the bush and no mom around. We could not just let her there so we took her. Her name is Jaguar. The cats are very nice and they are scattered in such a way that you don't know that there are so many cats. However, Hindi is the only cat that does not relieve himself except in the cat litters, even if he is stuck in the room the whole day, he always waits until he can go to the restrooms. Since we have all the cats we do not have bugs crawling around and they behave very well. In the backyard we have two guarding dogs which we named Kiki and Memo. One is a mixture of German Sheppard and Husky and the other is an Australian Sheppard. Salam
  11. Islam Is...

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu Listen and Obey - Listening to whatever instructions Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala gave us through his book and though his messenger and submit to those instructions. Freedom through Submission
  12. 2 Moons

    Assalamu Alaykum Every year they announce the same thing and nothing happened.
  13. Unhappy Marriage

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu Be patient and have tawakkul!
  14. When Was It Revealed?

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu 002.062 YUSUFALI: Those who believe (in the Qur'an), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians,- any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. PICKTHAL: Lo! Those who believe (in that which is revealed unto thee, Muhammad), and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabaeans - whoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doeth right - surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve. SHAKIR: Surely those who believe, and those who are Jews, and the f Christians, and the Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last day and does good, they shall have their reward from their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor shall they grieve. Can you tell me when to what situation this ayah was sent down? What is the context of this ayah and why was this ayah revealed?
  15. Attracting Angels

    Assalamu Alaykum There is another lecture by Imam Anwar Al Awlaki in the story of Yunus alayhissalam that angels can see when Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala is remembered. Yunus make du'aa inside three darknesses: In the Stomach of the Whale, in the darkness of the deep ocean, and in the darkness of the night, but the angels in the heavens recognized Yunus due to his du'aa and they saw the worshipping of Yunus like we would see stars. For them the worship appears like stars and they get attracted to that light. I expect that deeds only appear as stars to the angels if the deeds are good and righteous. If there is no light then the angels don't get attracted. Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows best. Salam
  16. What Should I Do.

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu It would be beneficial if you learn and increase your knowledge in the rights and obligations of women and how gender roles are directly connected with the health of the entire society. Increasing knowledge makes you strong and confident and if you follow the true Islamic way of life and submit to Sharee'ah of Al Musharri'e (Allah the Legislator) then you increase your honour as a woman and human being. Have Tawakkul in Allah (put your trust in Allah). Try not to be too much involved in this dunya and do not try to compete because competition can make you feel burned out and drained. Remember, that the decree has already arrived and you will receive what is written down for you. Every rizq is already written down for you and you will get it if you seek for the rizq.
  17. Mold And Pancreas Problems?

    Assalamu Alaykum 1. How can I see if the mold is bad or good? 2. Yesterday, I saw in my refrigerator carrot that were full of mold and wet and it was white mold. Is it edible or bad to eat. 3. Once my wife ate rotten peaches what were full of mold. She just cut of the peel and ate the part that were not white. 4. What diseases can mold cause? 5. Can mold cause problems with the pancreas? My wife knows a sister who ate carrots with mold and now she is in the hospital because of a Pancrea problem. Acid burning stomach.
  18. Best Time Make Up Missed Prayer-qadah

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu Anas, radi Allahu anhu, narrated in Sahih Bukhary - Vol. 1 The Book of Prayer Times Chapter 36/572: The Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam said: "Whoever forgets the prayer should perform it when he recalls it as there is no penance for it but that." Therefore, if one recalls, even at the time in which non-obligatory prayer is forbidden, that he missed a prayer then he should make it up. Source: Fiqhal-Ibadat (Jurisprudence of Worship) According to the Shafi'ee School of Thought by Hajjah Durriah Al Aytah.
  19. Praying Tahiyatul Masjid After Asr

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu Imam Malik, Imam Abu Hanifah and Imam Ahmad said: After 'Asr there is no prayer at all, even when you enter the masjid. Imam Shafi'e said: If you have a reason to pray then go ahead and pray (i.e when you enter the masjid). The Shafi'ee School also teaches that it is makrooh to enter into a Masjid, at a time in which it is forbidden to perform prayers with the sole purpose of performing the two rak'as of greeting the Masjid. (Fiqh al Ibadah - Jurisprudence of Worship According to Shafi'ee School of Thought by Hajjah Durriah Al Aytah) Some more information: The stronger opinion is that of the majority: A prohibition takes precedence over an order. [if you pray during a forbidden time, you may be praying at a time when you were not supposed to] Umar ibn al Khattab (radiAllaahu anhu) was of the opinion: whoever came to the masjid and prayed sunnah after 'Asr time, he would beat them. [After the sunnah of the Rasool saws, we are to follow the sunnah of the khulafah ar Rashidun]. Note: the scholars of both opinions based their rulings on two valid hadiths..which I don't have in front of me right now.
  20. Praying Tahiyatul Masjid After Asr

    We just convey what the scholars say.
  21. Praying Tahiyatul Masjid After Asr

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu If there is a reason for a prayer, it is permissible to do it at a time when prayer is disallowed, according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions.
  22. Praying Tahiyatul Masjid After Asr

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu This is about Repeating Congregational Prayer, but the ruling is the same as with your question: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_islam-qa(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/en/ref/91323/forbidden%20prayer"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_islam-qa(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/en/ref/91323/forbidden%20prayer[/url] There is nothing wrong with repeating a prayer in congregation at a time when prayer is disallowed, as an act of charity towards one who missed the prayer in congregation and who cannot find anyone to pray with him, because this is not a naafil prayer that is done for no reason, rather there is a reason for it, and if there is a reason for a prayer, it is permissible to do it at a time when prayer is disallowed, according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions. The fact that it is prescribed to repeat the congregational prayer in this case is indicated by the report that was narrated by Ahmad (11631), Abu Dawood (574) and al-Tirmidhi (220) from Abu Sa’eed (may Allaah be pleased with him), that a man came when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had prayed, and he said: “Won’t some man be charitable towards this man and pray with him?†The version narrated by Abu Dawood says: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saw a man praying by himself and said: “Won’t some man be charitable towards this man and pray with him?†Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood. Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), “There is no prayer after Fajr until the sun has risen high, and there is no prayer after ‘Asr until the sun has set†– is this general in meaning or not? He replied: It is not general in meaning, rather there are exceptions. For example: Repeating a congregational prayer, such as if a person prays Fajr in his local Masjid, then he comes to another Masjid and finds them praying Fajr – he may join them and there is no sin or prohibition on him. The evidence for that is that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) prayed Fajr one day in Mina, and when he finished he saw two men who had not prayed with him. He asked them: “Why didn’t you pray?†They said: We already prayed in our camp. He said: “If you have prayed in your camp then you come to the Masjid where there is a congregation, then pray with them.†And this was after Fajr prayer… End quote from Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (14/344). And Allaah knows best.
  23. Praying Tahiyatul Masjid After Asr

    Assalamu Alaykum This is not my own opinion.
  24. Post Your Messages Of Support For Sister Aafia Siddiqui!

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu Sister in Islam. May Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala give you good in this life and good in the afterlife and rescue from the Hellfire. May the best of your deeds be the last one and the best of your life the end of it, and the best of our days the Day of Judgment. Remember, that all that counts is to return to Allah and to He is Pleased with you. May Allah rescue from the punishment of the grave and the punishment in hellfire and make it easy for you on the Day of Judgment.
  25. Praying Tahiyatul Masjid After Asr

    Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahee wa Barakatu Althought this prayer is a volontary prayer, you can pray it after fajr or after asr, because it is a special prayer. You have a reason to pray this prayer. For example, if you there is Khusoof after fajr/asr then you pray the Khusoof prayer even if this falls in the time after your Asr/Fajr prayer. Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows best.