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  1. Daily Ramadan Worship Routine

    Month Of Worship Not Sleep! http://youtu.be/FEiY6b9X1GY
  2. 7 Deeds in Ramadan that carry the Reward of Hajj & Umrah! How generous is Allah that he gives to his without measure. O mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Generous, (Surat Al-’Infitar 82:6) He is even more generous during the blessed of Ramadan by which he will reward his slaves whatever he likes. The following are 7 ways of earning the rewards of (Voluntary) Hajj & Umrah's during the blessed month of Ramadan: 1 - Performing the obligatory prayers in congregation: Abu Tharr narrated that a group of the Companions came to the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), and said, “O Messenger of Allaah, the wealthy people will have higher grades and will have permanent enjoyment and they pray like us and fast as we do. They have more money, which they give in charity."The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), replied:“Has Allaah not rendered for you the‘Ishaa’ prayer in congregation equal to Hajj, and the Fajr prayer in congregation equal to ‘Umrah?” [Muslim] The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), said: “Whoever walks to [perform] an obligatory prayer in congregation, it is like Hajj [in terms of rewards], and whoever walks to [perform] a voluntary prayer, it is like a voluntary ‘Umrah [in terms of rewards].” [Hasan] 2 - Reciting Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah) after the five daily prayers: Abu Hurayrah (Ra) narrated that a group of destitute people came to the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), and said, “O Messenger of Allaah, the wealthy people will have higher grades and will have permanent enjoyment in high levels in Paradise. They pray like us and fast as we do, but they have more money by which they perform the Hajj, ‘Umrah, participate in Jihaad and give in charity.” The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), replied: “Shall I not tell you something upon which if you acted you would catch up with those who have surpassed you? Nobody would surpass you and you would be better than the people amongst whom you live except those who would do the same. Say ‘Subhaan Allaah’, ‘Alhamdulillaah’ and ‘Allaahu Akbar’ thirty-three times each after every (compulsory) prayer.’" [Al-Bukhaari] 3 - Praying Fajr with congregation & remaining seated in worship until after Sunrise: The Prophet (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: 'He who performs Fajr Salat with Jamaat and remains seated in the same place while engaging in Dhikr until after sunrise and thereafter performs 2 Rakaats Nafil Salat, (Ishraaq), he will obtain the Thawaab of one Hajj and one Umrah.' [Tirmidhi] From `Abdullah bin `Aamir (Ra) that Abu Umaamah and `Utbah Bin `Abd (Ra) related that Allah’s Messenger, (Sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever prays as-S.ubh. (i.e. fajr prayer) in congregation then sits until he prays for Allah the prayer of Dhuha has the reward like that of a haajj (pilgrim performing Hajj) and a mu`tamir (pilgrim peforming `Umrah), complete reward of his Hajj and his `Umrah” [Tabarani] 4 - Observing the 10 days of I'tikaf: Ali Ibn Hussain (RA) narrates from his father that Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “He who observes the ten days I’tikaf during Ramadhan will obtain the reward of two Hajj & two Umrah.” [bayhaqi] 5 - Attending the ‘Eed prayers (both ‘Eed Al-Adh-ha and ‘Eed Al-Fitr): Ibn Rajab (Ra) narrated that the Companion Mikhnaf ibn Sulaym (Ra) said, “The reward for attending ‘Eed Al-Fitr prayer is equal to the reward of performing ‘Umrah and the reward for attending ‘Eed Al-Adh-ha Prayer is equal to that of performing Hajj.” 6 - Going to the Masjid to teach and learn carry's the reward of Hajj Abu Umamah al-Bahili (Ra) that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: من غدا إلى المسجد لا يريد إلا أن يتعلم خيرا أو يعلمه كان له كأجر حاج تاما حجته "Whoever goes to the masjid, wanting nothing except to teach what is good or to learn, will have the reward of a completed Hajj." [Tabarani, Mu'jam al-Kabeer, 7348 and others] 7 - Performing Umrah in Ramadan Ibn `Abbas (Ra) said that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said to a woman from among the Ansar — Ibn `Abbas mentioned her name but I forgot it — "What kept you from performing Hajj with us?" She said, "We only have two camels," and the father of her son and her son had gone for Hajj on one camel, and he left the other camel so that they could carry water on it. He said, "When Ramadan comes, go for ‘Umrah, for ‘Umrah in (Ramadan) is equivalent to Hajj." [Al-Bukhari (1782) and Muslim (1256)] May Allah enable us to implement these good acts and may he the majesty of honour and generosity reward us without measure. Ameen
  3. Virtues of ‘Umrah Performed in Ramadan Ibn ‘Abbaas (RA) narrated, “When the Prophet (Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) returned after performing Hajj (major pilgrimage), he asked Umm Sinaan Al-Ansaariyyah,‘Why did you not perform Hajj?’ She replied, ‘The father of so-and-so [i.e., her husband] had two camels and he went on pilgrimage on one of them, and the second is used for the irrigation of our land.’ The Prophet (Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said [to her]:‘An ‘Umrah (minor pilgrimage) in Ramadan is akin to Hajj with me [in terms of reward].’” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
  4. Rewards, Benefits and Virtues of Quran and its Recitation http://www.iqrasense.com/quran/rewards-benefits-and-virtues-of-quran-and-its-recitation.html
  5. Ramadan Worship Checklist

    Ramadan checklist: http://majesticislam.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/ramadan-checklist.jpg
  6. Maximising Ramadan [Following is an article based on the transcript of Shaykh kamaluddin Ahmed talk] (O you who have believed decreed upon you is fasting, as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous, a limited number of days) (Al-Baqara 2:183-184 ) In the noble Quran the month of Ramadan is described as having limited, counted days. In a hadith it is stated regarding Ramadan : “A month, the beginning of it is mercy, the middle of it is forgiveness and the end of it is protection against fire “ The first ten days, about which has been said that it is a Mercy from Allah All Mighty, has already passed. Now we are in the middle 10days which is for forgiveness from Allah All Mighty. But, the most special are the last ten days, because They are deliverance from Hellfire They have the 5 odd nights They have the Night of Power They have aitekaaf ( to retreat for a particular time period in the worship of Allah) Maximum Grace, favor and Blessings of Allah All mighty is put in these last 10 days. So much so that this is a discussion among Scholars of Hadith on one hand and discussion among scholars of Islamic spirituality on the other hand that the first 10 days of zulhijjah and the last 10 days of Ramadan – which of them have the most Grace and favor of Allah All Mighty. About the nights, there is no doubt that the nights of Ramadan have the most Grace, Mercy, blessings. As far as the days are concerned – which one has more that is difference of opinion – maybe the 10 days ofzulhijjah may have more Grace. Although, we are not trained to feel like that. Because, we feel Ramadan so much; most people hardly feel zulhijjah as such unless we are actually on hajj. [Thats to show one for future, since they are coming in 3-4 months that how much power those first 10 days of zulhijjah have - equal to or perhaps more than the last 10 days of Ramadan.] 1. ‘Itekaf These last 10 nights, one should maximize by sitting in Itekaaf (secluding oneself in the worship of Allah All mighty). Ideally one should be sitting for 10-days Sunnah Itekaaf. If one cannot sit 10 whole days for Sunnah itekaaf because one is working or due to any other reason, one should try to spend the weekends in the Masjid. If one can’t spend 10, spend 9 days; If one can’t spend 9, spend 8 days; If one can’t spend 8, spend 7 ! If one can only spend the nights, spend the nights; If one can’t spend the nights, spend the days! However much itekaaf one can do in the Masjid, one should try to do it. One should try to spend the maximum amount of these 10 days in itekaaf, if one can’t spend all 10. 2. Night Worship Those nights one should spend in worship as much as one can. Sleep after Fajr(morning prayer) or one can sleep one hour in the night if one wants to, but one should try to give life to those nights. One should be up in those nights – do some sunnah of qiyam ul layl, tahajjud salah [even if it means repeating the same 10surahs that one knows 2-3 times during one Rakaah , some long qiyam; some long rukuh; some long sajdah(prostrating) ; some long دعا(prayer) to Allah Allah mighty- one should spend in worship, those last 10 nights. As much worship as one can do – salat ul tasbeeh, any qaza salah , Reciting Qur’an, seeking forgiveness for one’s sins, sending peace and blessings on the prophet (May peace and blessings be upon Him), muraqba (Remembering Allah Almighty in one’s spiritual Heart), any other masnoon aamaal (Recommended deeds), tasbeehaat- one should try to maximize. 3. Deliverance from Hellfire The most important thing that one should do in these last 10 days of Ramadan: – is to get oneself saved from the Hell fire . This is through dua and through tauba (repentance). The whole month of Ramadan, but specially the last 10 days are for dua and tauba. Make as many dua as one can. Make as much taubah as one can. One has to begin that by viewing self as worthy of hellfire i.e. we have actually become as such that we have earned the fire of jahannum due to our sins, due to our hypocrisy, due to our ungratefulness, due to our evil glances. So one has to feel that even the first 20 days of Ramadan weren’t enough to pull me out and I’m entering the 21st of Ramadan as somebody who is worthy of Hell fire. And if one feels like that, one has 10 days chance to put his/her plea in front of Allah Almighty to take them out from the Hell Fire , at least for the next year; Take their name off from the list of people destined for the Hell Fire at least for the next year. Original recipients of this hadith were the companions ( May Allah Almighty be pleased with them all), That First ten days are a Mercy; second 10 days are a Forgiveness and last 10 Days are deliverance from the Hell Fire. The companions wouldn’t have thought that this must be for the later Muslims! That’s not how the companions were. Anything the Prophet (May peace and blessings be upon Him) said, they thought it was for them. These last 10 days are a test of one’s sincerity and perseverance. One should try to make as much dua for one another as one can, spend these last 10 days as strongly as one can. The month of Shawwal is another test When Allah Almighty takes Ramadan away. All the Satans are let loose; all the doors of Hell are opened again; normal routine goes back – one goes back to university; one goes back to work – everything goes back the way it was. No more fasting; no more taraveeh; no more dars. Everything is gone! that is a very big test. Infact that is the real test. The real name of the game, is out of the 12 months how one spends Shawwal (10th month of lunar Islamic calender)- that may be based on how one spends Ramadan. But, one month that one wants to spend well, its Shawaal. Because that will be the month in which one either preserve or lose the light that one got in the month of Ramadan – specially those of us who will go back to universities and classes. One has to keep up his/her ‘amal, zikr(remembrance), Qur’an, salah (prayer). Ones who will go back to fulltime job as opposed to half time that is another big test for them. That is why Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) made a Sunnah of fasting the 6 days of Shawaal. There are many reasons for it. One reason is that, when one fasts in Shawaal, it brings back all the memories of Ramadan. It brings the whole spirit of Ramadan in the month of Shawaal. The last 10 days of Ramadan and the first 10 days of Shawaal - one should try to spend to the best of one’s ability. Then if Allah All mighty wills it and if one does that, it is enough to get isteqaamat (perseverance). isteqaamat (perseverance) means that one has a full tank and one keeps it full. So, in the last 10 days of Ramadan, one fills up the tank. And if one spends the first 10 days of Shawaal keeping it full, Allah willing Allah All mighty will let one keep it full for the rest of the year. One just has to show 10 days of isteqaamat (perseverance), 10 days of husool e fayz (attaining Grace and Mercy), 10 days of hifaazat e fayz (protection of Grace and Mercy) and Allah All mighty will give one isteqaamat (perseverance). For only 20 days for 365 days in a year. Then one should make a lot of dua and alot of istaghfaar (repentance) for deficiencies in the month of Ramadan and dua for acceptance that Allah All Mighty accept our fasts taraweeh, aitekaaf, dua and then one has to keep at it in the month of Shawaal; keep at it in the first 10 days of Shawaal. Allah willing, Allah All Mighty will have Mercy. Source: http://www.zaynabacademy.org/maximizing-ramadan/
  7. The best and most dearest prayers to Allah are those in the depths of the night: Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported that the Prophet, (Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam), said: “The best of prayers after the prescribed prayers is a prayer in the depths of the night, and the best of fasting after the month of Ramadan is fasting the month of Allah, i.e. the month of Muharram.” [Muslim] It was narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Amr (RA) that the Prophet, (Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam), said: “The dearest prayers to Allah is the prayer of Daawood (David) and the dearest forms of fasting to Allah is the fasting of Dawood. He used to sleep half the night, then get up and pray a third of the night, then sleep a sixth of the night, and he used to fast every other day.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] It was narrated on the authority of ‘Amr ibn ‘Abasah (RA) that the Prophet, (Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam), said: “The closest the Lord is to His slave is in the last part of the night, so if you can be one of those who remember Allah at that time, then do so.” [At-Tirmithi and An-Nasaa’i] It was narrated on the authority of Ibn Mas’ood (RA) that the Prophet, (Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam), said: “Our Lord admires two men: a man who leaves his mattress and cover, and slips away from his wife and desire, to go and pray. Allah Says, ‘O My angels, look at My slave. He has left his mattress and cover and slipped away from his desire and wife to pray out of hope for what is with Me and out of fear of what is with Me.” [Ahmad] [Hasan] This Ramadan let us get into the habit of praying to Allah in the depths of the night. We just need to awaken a little earlier for Suhoor (pre-dawn meal) and pray the Tahajjud (The night prayer) and beg and cry unto Allah every night. We can make this a habit even after Ramadan and gain closeness to Allah that we can only ever dream of!
  8. Fasting Dates for the 9th & 10th of Muharram 2013 The 9th of Muharram is on Wednesday 13th November The 10th of Muharram (Day of Ashura) is on Thursday 14th Nov. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said regarding the day of Ashura: "It is a great day when Allah saved Musa (As) & his people & drowned Pharaoh & his people".(Muslim) The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) also said: "Fasting on it expiates the previous year of sins." (Muslim) It is recommended to fast a day before or after the day of Ashura in order to differ from the Jews who also fasted on this day. Therefore we should fast either the 9th & 10th of Muharram (Wed 13th Nov & Thurs 14th Nov) or the 10th & 11th of Muharram (Thurs 14th & Fri 15th Nov). Alternatively one may fast on all 3 days. Therefore let us make the best of this opportunity to fast on this auspicious occassion and to fulfill this Sunnah and gain immense rewards as well as a years sins forgiveness. Surely we are all in dire need of as many good deeds as possible in our accounts before our imminent departure from this world which could be at any second.
  9. An entire year of sins wiped out The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:Fasting the day of Ashura, I hope from Allah He will expiate or remove the sins of the year that came before. (Muslim) The Scholars have explained that the sins that are expiated are the minor sins. So all of our good deeds, that is the salah, each obligatory prayer, fasting the month of Ramadhan, and so on, all of these expiate the minor sins. So inshallah, for fasting one single day, ones whole year of sins is wiped away. So it is really an amazing blessing from Allah. It is something we cannot afford to miss out on for we May not be alive to benefit from such a good deed again as life is uncertain and on the day of judgement we will beg each other for a single good deed for we will all be short of good deeds on that day. So Let Us grab all the good deeds we can now whilst we are still alive!
  10. The Historical Significance of ‘Ashura Ibn Abbas (RA) reports that the Prophet (Sall Allahu alaihi wa Sallim) arrived in Madinah and found the Jews observing fast on the day of ‘Ashura… They said:"It is the day of great (significance) when Allah delivered Musa ('Alaihis-Salaam) and his people and drowned Pharoah and his people, and Musa ('Alaihis-Salaam) observed fast out of gratitude. And we also observe it." The Prophet (Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) responded:"We have more right, and we have closer connection with Musa ('Alaihis-Salaam) than you have"; so Allah’s Messenger (Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) observed fast (on the day of ‘Ashura) and gave us orders to observe it. [sahih Bukhari and Muslim] May Allah enable us to benefit from fasting on these days and make us closer to him throughout the year. Ameen
  11. Making Life Changes In The New Year

    The time to change is NOW The to change is NOW as tomorrow may never come! There is no time like the present to make changes to our lives lest death takes us and without doubt death is a certainty. Almighty Allah says, “Everyone shall taste death. And only on the day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the fire and admitted to Paradise he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing).” (Aal-‘Imraan 3: 175) So let us not be decieved by the deception of this world for we can die at any second and if we have not prepared for the Hereafter then we will enter it empty hand. So our only one chance is at this present moment. If we waste this very little time that we have in useless pursuits then there is no doubt that we will be in utter regret forever. Therefore let us heed the words of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) when he said: "He who loves his worldly life will harm his Hereafter. And he who loves his Hereafter will harm his worldly life. Give preference then, to that which is eternal (The Hereafter) over that which is temporary". (Ahmed)
  12. The True Love & Mercy of the Prophet (Pbuh) for Mankind[using large font size is not allowed] In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful The love and mercy of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) to the believers is great as the Qur'an testifies when it says: "(The Prophet) is greatly grieved at your loss and extremely anxious for your good. For the believers he is full of kindness and rahmah (mercy, love)." (9:128) The Prophet's (Peace be upon him) love was not limited just to the believers for he loved all of Allah’s creations. Allah says in the Qur'an: "We have not sent you (O Prophet) but as rahmah (Mercy) to all the worlds." (21:107) Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "The Prophet (Peace be upon him) was asked to curse the disbelievers. He said, "I have not been sent to curse people but as a mercy to all mankind." (Muslim) The Noble Qur’an speaks of Muhammad (Peace be upon him) as a great favour to the believers: "Indeed, Allah conferred a great favour on the believers when He sent among them a Messenger (Muhammad (saws)) from among themselves, reciting unto them His Verses (the Qur'an), and purifying them (from sins by their following him), and instructing them (in) the Book (the Qur'an) and Al-Hikmah (the wisdom and the Sunnah of the Prophet (saws) - i.e. his legal ways, statements, actions, etc.), while before that they had been in manifest error." (Qur'an Al-'Imran: 164) These verses show that his distinctive quality was that he was a blessing incarnate in word and deed and that he truly was a mercy for mankind and a great favour upon the believers. How the Prophet (Peace be upon him) Suffered for Mankind[using large font size is not allowed] The blessed Prophet's (Peace be upon him) love for mankind is clear from the untold sufferings he endured at the hands of his opponents whom he forgave with such ease after his victory. When the blessed Prophet (Peace be upon him) started inviting people towards Islam almost all the people of Makkah opposed him even though they had known him for all of his life as a man of exceptional integrity and intelligence and a man who is the most trustworthy and reliable as he was known as “Muhammad the reliable”. They used to verbally attack him, jeer at him and insult him. Then they started to physically hurt him. They would lay thorns in his way and throw garbage and dust on him. On one occasion he returned with dust still on his head. One of his daughters rose, with tears in her eyes, to wipe it off. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) was more hurt to see tears in his daughter's eyes than the terrible treatment he himself received from his fellow citizens. He comforted her, saying: "My daughter, weep not, for verily the Lord will be your father's helper." The blessed Prophet (Peace be upon him) was persecuted on many occasions at the hands of his opponents and his companions constantly asked him to curse these people who tried to do the Prophet (Peace be upon him) harm but the blessed Prophet (Peace be upon him) had so much mercy and did not want revenge but just wanted the whole of mankind to accept the truth and come away from the darkness and into the light of Islam! He replied to pressure on him to curse them by saying, “I have not been sent to lay a curse upon men but to be a blessing to them.” Even though our blessed Prophet (Peace be upon him) and his companions continued to get persecuted and treated cruelly and unjustly the Prophet (Peace be upon him) continued to ask Allah to forgive them and he cried so much for them because he wanted the whole of mankind to be on the straight path. (Confirmed in Hadith of Sahih Muslim) The blessed Prophet (Peace be upon him) out of his love and concern for mankind went to Ta’if which was situated about sixty miles east of Makkah, it was the nearest city of importance. Accompanied only by Zayd (May Allah have mercy on him), the Prophet (Peace be upon him) made a tiring journey through barren rocky defiles. He spent ten days in Ta’if preaching to the tribal chiefs as well as common people. It was a city full of disbelievers and idol worshippers who were very much set in their ways and our beloved Prophet (Peace be upon him) out of concern for them saw this as a great opportunity to try and call as many of them as possible to Islam so that they could be saved from the fire of Hell. Our beloved Prophet (Peace be upon him) called on the people to forsake their idols and false Gods and called them to the oneness of Allah, but the people were very set in their ways and ignored the Prophet’s (Peace be upon him) calls and did not want to listen to him. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) tried his best but the people just were not listening and were very ignorant indeed. When the Prophet (Peace be upon him) made his way back a group of youngsters in the area started pelting stones and rocks at our beloved Prophet (Peace be upon him), They continued until nightfall and our beloved Prophet (Peace be upon him) bled profusely until the blood made his feet stick to his shoes. Even though our beloved Prophet bled he and was in pain he continued to say, “O my Lord, guide my people along the true path, as they are ignorant of the truth.” He had so much love for the disbelievers imagine how much love he had for the believers. Zaid(May Allah have mercy on him),tried to shelter and protect the Prophet (Peace be upon him) from the rocks that were thrown and consequantly received wounds to his head which bled profusely. The whole Arsh of Allah (Throne of Allah) shook because the most beloved to Allah was in pain and constantly crying. Our beloved Prophet (Peace be upon him) wasn’t crying because of the physical pain of the attack but because of the concern he had for the disbelievers. Allah ordered the angel Jibra’il to go and ask the Prophet (Peace be upon him) what he needed and whatever his beloved asked for do it straight away without hesitation. So the Angel Jibra’il along with the angel of the mountains that surrounded the city came swiftly to the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and asked him what they can do for him. The angel of the Mountains said to the Prophet (Peace be upon him): "Give me the command and I shall crush the city between the mountains and the people will perish along with the city”. The blessed Prophet said (Peace be upon him) “It is not my duty to take revenge or to destroy the disbelievers but to call them to the right path, maybe their children will accept Islam one day" and he prayed that they did. The city of Ta’if today has not got a single disbeliever. This is due to the mercy and the love the Prophet (Peace be upon him) had for the disbelievers. He prayed that if the disbelievers would not accept Islam then at least their children would accept Islam and the Prophets (Peace be upon him) prayers were answered. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) could of taken revenge but he was merciful to them and showed concern and love for them even though they showed hatred and enmity towards him. These and many other things did the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) suffer over a period of many years. He did not have to. Just before he started his mission to invite the disbelievers to Islam he had everything that a man would want: health, a prosperous business, a loving wife, fine children, faithful relatives and friends as well as the trust and respect of his fellow citizens. If he wanted he could have led as comfortable a life as any in Makkah. But he chose the road of suffering and hardship. He did so for the love of the very people who ignorantly persecuted him and for the welfare of the whole of mankind. The Mercy and Love the Prophet (Pbuh) had for Mankind[using large font size is not allowed] Another example of the mercy of our beloved Prophet (Peace be upon him) is in this hadith: Anas ibn Malik reports: “Allah’s messenger (Peace be upon him) was sitting in the Masjid with some of his companions when a Bedouin urinated inside the Masjid. The Prophet’s (Peace be upon him) companions said: ‘What is going on?’ ‘What are you doing?’ The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said to them: ‘Do not interrupt him.’ He called the man and said to him: ‘These masjids are not the place where one can throw any dirt, urine or stools. They are meant for reciting the Qur’an, glorifying Allah and prayer.’ He then called for a bucket of water and he poured it over the urine.” (Bukhari, Muslim). Our Prophet (Peace be upon him) was the best of character. In this example we had a complete stranger, doing the worst of actions in the best of places which is the house of Allah. Yet, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) due to his mercy, kindness and wisdom was patient, and treated him in the best of ways. Our beloved Prophets (Peace be upon him) heart was filled with intense love for all of mankind irrespective of caste, creed, or colour. Once he advised his Companions to regard all people as their brothers and sisters. He added, “You are all Adam’s offspring and Adam was born of clay.” He wanted all of his Ummah to regard themselves as “One” body and if one part of the body was in pain then he wanted all of us to feel the pain and to help out our brothers and sisters where ever they maybe. The blessed Prophet (Peace be upon him) taught us that, “A true believer is the one with whom others feel secure. One who returns love for hatred.” The blessed Prophet (Peace be upon him) wanted us not only to treat people well only if they treat us well but that we be good to those who are not good to us and to not to ever do wrong to those who harm us. He wanted us to show mercy and forgiveness and not to be of those who take revenge. According to another hadith, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) once said, “By Allah, he is not a believer, by Allah, he is not a believer, by Allah, he is not a believer, with whom his neighbours are not secure.” This Hadith clearly shows how much he loved and cared for all human beings. One of the lessons he taught was that we should live among others like flowers, and not like thorns, without giving trouble to anybody. The blessed Prophet (Peace be upon him) never beat a servant, or a woman, or anyone else. He did, of course, fight for what was right. Yet, when he had to choose between two alternatives, he would take the easier course, provided it involved no sin. No one was more careful to avoid sin than he was. He never sought revenge on his own behalf for any wrong done to him personally. Only if Allah’s commandments had been broken would he mete out retribution for the sake of Allah. It was such conduct which gained the Prophet (Peace be upon him) universal respect even till this day. Once the Prophet (Peace be upon him) was seated at some place in Madinah, along with his Companions. During this time a funeral procession passed by. On seeing this, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) stood up. One of his Companions said “this funeral is that of a Jew”. The Prophet replied, “Was he not a human being?” All these examples show the great love and mercy the blessed Prophet (Peace be upon him) had for mankind. Even in his last breaths he only cared for the believers and not the terrible pain he was going through. How deep was the Prophets (Peace be upon him) love for us we could never imagine. He uttered: "Ummatii Ummatii, Ummatii" “My People, My People, My People". 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  13. Salaah - The Purpose Of Our Life

    Why Don't you Pray? - Must Watch http://youtu.be/ELAmxn72bjU
  14. Fast the day of Arafaat on Monday 14th October 2013 Abu Qatada (Ra) related that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Fasting the Day of `Arafah (9th of Dhu’l Hijjah) expiates for two years, one prior and one forthcoming. And fasting the Day of `Ashura (10th of Muharram) expiates for the past year.” [Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasa’i, and Ibn Majah] Certainly we should take advantage and keep this fast. Making much Dua on the day of Arafaat: Dua's are readily accepted on the day of Arafaat. So therefore we should ask of Allah sincerely for his mercy and forgiveness and make a firm resolve to make life changes and renewed intentions in order to devote ourselves to Allah and to obey and serve him until our last breath. Also recite plenty of the following: a) Say tahlil: La ilaha illah Allah b) Takbir: Allahu akbar c) Tahmid: Alhamdu lillah d) Tasbeeh: Subhan Allah Also recite plenty of the following: Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah Walahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Wa Lillaahil hamd Translation: (Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, there is no god except Allaah, Allaah is Most Great, Allaah is Most Great, and all praise be to Allaah). Making changes: This may be our last chance as time is not on our side. Therefore we must take this opportunity and not let it slip by otherwise on the day of judgement we will look back and be in utter regret at the opportunities we missed to do good deeds. So let us grab this opportunity and not let it pass us by as we may not get such an opportunity again as death is near and awaiting us and we must make preparations for our Hereafter before preparations are made for our own funerals!
  15. Times for Suhur and Iftaar for fasting on the fast of Arafaat: On Monday 14th October In London Uk Suhur ends at 05:51 am. Iftar (Fast ends) at 18:09 pm. http://www.salahtimes.com/uk/london You can find when Fajr and Maghrib begins in your country and area on the following website: http://www.salahtimes.com
  16. Allah the almighty says in the Qur'an which was revealed over 1400 years ago: This verse along with many others are just some of the reason's why many scientists in particular have converted to Islam along with many other people over the centurys especially now because more people are converting to Islam in Europe and America especially than any other religion in the world! The Qur'an contains science that was only discovered recently take a look for yourself in this website: http://www.missionislam.com/quran/challenge.htm http://www.missionislam.com/science/book.htm http://www.evidencesofcreation.com/miracles_01_01.htm amazing_videos_of_athiest_turning_to_islam.doc The_miracle_and_the_challenge_of_the_quran.doc
  17. Very useful threads for those looking into Islam Have a look at the Qur'an in English translation http://www.islamicity.com/mosque/Surai.htm Recently discovered Science in the 1400 yr old Qur'an http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=624942&hl= The Miracle and the Challenge of the Qur'an http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=557573&hl= Scientific proof that Islam is the truth http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=730029&view=findpost&p=1208247 Embryology in the Qur'an http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=640672&hl= Life on Earth in the Qur'an http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=640555&hl= The Creation of the Universe in the Qur'an http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=640175.html The Miracles of the Quran http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=729247&hl= The Qur'an is still in its Original state after 1430 years! http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=686946&hl= Proof the Qur'an's Never Been Changed http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=639326.html&=639326.html What Is The Challenge Of The Qur'an With Respect To Arabic Prose & Poetry? http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=729259&hl= Who Wrote The Holy Qur'an? http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=727679&hl= History Proves the accuracy of the Qur’an http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=726794&hl= The True Love & Mercy of the Prophet (Pbuh) for Mankind http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=726591&hl= Prophet Muhammad (saw’s.): Allah’s Messenger to the Whole Mankind http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=590714&hl= Life Impossible without a Creator-proof Of God http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=726817&hl= Atheism-Irrational belief http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=596914&hl= Congratulating an Atheist http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=730030&view=findpost&p=1208248 How a roulette analogy helped me become a Muslim! http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=726410&hl= Amazing Clips of Converts to Islam from Around the World! http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=724077&st=0&gopid=1204755&&do=findComment&comment=1204755 Haters of Islam WHO Reverted to Islam! http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=729248&hl= Amazing clips of Scientists who converted to Islam http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=726681&hl= Brilliant "Proof of Islam" series lectures by Revert to Islam Abdul Rahman Green http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=729249&hl= How the Bible led me to Islam http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=729245&hl= Why So many Women are turning to Islam http://www.gawaher.com/index.php?showtopic=639491.html
  18. Why Is It That...?

    Why is it that we know the purpose of our life yet we are not fulling the purpose of our creation?Why is it that we know we could die at any second yet we are not preparing for our imminent death? Why is it that we know our life is short & temporary & that the Hereafter is for eternity yet we continue to invest everything into our short temporary life which can end at any second but neglect the Hereafter which will last forever? These are questions we must keep asking ourselves because we have become truly deluded chasing a path that leads to a dead end rather than a path that will lead to eternal success
  19. Want a House in the Highest Part of Paradise? The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) said, “I guarantee a house in Jannah (Paradise) for one who gives up arguing, even if he is in the right; and I guarantee a house in the middle of Jannah for one who abandons lying even when joking / for the sake of fun; and I guarantee a house in the highest part of Jannah for one who has good manners.” [narrated by Abu Dawud] Subhanallah! Look at how Almighty Allah rewards us for being patient when interacting with others. So every time someone mocks us, tries to argue or fight with us or we avoid an argument even if we are in the right just for the pleasure of Allah then we are guaranteed a house in Paradise. But if we be the best towards others in terms of manners regardless of how others treat us then we are guaranteed a house in the highest part of Paradise! Subhanallah the generosity of our Lord the exalted one is infinite and not measurable!
  20. Why Is It That...?

    Wa Salaam sister. These are questions we must ask ourselves as only we know the answers to them.
  21. Fasting Ramadan and the 6 days of Shawwal is like fasting for a lifetime: Abu Ayyoob (Ra) reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever fasts Ramadaan and follows it with six days of Shawwaal, it will be as if he fasted for a lifetime.” (Narrated by Muslim, Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi, al-Nisaa’i and Ibn Maajah). Grab what good you can before it is too late! We have until the 5th of September to complete the 6 fasts of Shawwal. We should make every effort to gain these huge rewards as we will be In urgent need of every atom of good deed we can get on the day of Judgement which is a day in which we will beg our own mothers for just one good deed and they will never give it to us because they will say that they are in need. Therefore grab the good deeds now before death comes and surely as we all know death can come at any second. So it is logical for one who knows such a thing to do the best they can every second of their life as death is coming closer to us each and ever breath we take. Fast on the Sunnah days to gain double rewards: Fast the 6 fasts on Mondays and Thursdays to gain extra reward for fasting on days that it is Sunnah to fast. One may also fast 3 of the 6 fasts on the 13th, 14th and 15th of each Islamic month which are called the "white days" which symbolises the moon being its brightest and it is a Sunnah to fast on these 3 days. These 3 days will take place on: 13th of Shawwal: 20th August 14th of Shawwal: 21st August 15th of Shawwal: 22nd August So double rewards can be gained by fasting on the 6 fasts on the days specified. On top of that we can continue to fast on Mondays and Thursdays and the 13th, 14th and 15th of each Islamic month as much as we can in order to please Allah and gain his pleasure and immense rewards. Surely this can only be a Win Win situation!
  22. Fasting makes up shortfalls in obligatory Ramadan fasts: RasulAllah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,* “Whoever fasts six days after Fitr will have completed the year, for whoever does a good deed will have the reward of ten like it.”* [ibn Majah]* Another of the important benefits of fasting six days of Shawwal is that it makes up for any shortfall in a person’s obligatory Ramadhan fasts, because no one is free of shortcomings or sins that have a negative effect on his fasting. On the Day of Resurrection, some of his Nawafil deeds will be taken to make up the shortcomings in his obligatory deeds.
  23. There Is No Tomorrow || Time to change Now || Inspiring Speech [video=youtube_share;gL1fGJbL5eU]
  24. Greetings sister Celeste. There is no doubt that Jesus (Peace be upon him) was one of the most special Messengers of Allah. Almighty Allah the exalted clearly refers to Jesus in the Qur'an as the "Messiah". The word Messiah in Hebrew is 'maw-shee-akh'. In Arabic it is "Maseeh". This basically means the "Annointed" and "Appointed". This refers to the fact that Jesus (Peace be upon him) came into this world out of his mother's womb, naturally and divinely anointed with oil and was divinely appointed by God as one of his greatest Prophets. If you believe in the words of Jesus (Pbuh) then you will believe in him as a great Prophet of God and NOT God because there is not one single statement in his words or that of the word of God that refers to him as God. How can Jesus be GOD Almighty in the light of the following verses? If Jesus was GOD, then why in Mark 12:29 Jesus said "Here, O israel: The Lord our God is one Lord." The words "our God" indicate that Jesus had a higher God over him, a stronger God than him. Jesus didn't say "Your God". He said "our God" which includes Jesus as the creation of GOD. If Jesus was GOD, then why did he ask for GOD's Forgiveness in Luke 23:34? Please visit How can Jesus be GOD Almighty when he asked for GOD's Forgiveness? If Jesus was GOD, then why Mark 15:34 says "And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"—which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" If Jesus was GOD, then did Paul say in 1 Corinthians 8:6 "yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live." If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 20:17 Jesus said "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' " If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 8:28 Jesus said "I do nothing of myself"? Can't GOD do anything he wills? If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 14:28 Jesus said "My Father (GOD) is greater than I"? If Jesus was GOD, then why in Luke 23:46 Jesus said "Father (GOD), into thy hands I commend my spirit"? If Jesus was GOD, then why in Mark 10:18 Jesus said “And Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.”? Also in Luke 18:19 Jesus said only GOD Almighty is Good: ""Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good—except God alone." If Jesus was GOD, then why in Matthew 26:39 Jesus begged his GOD to have mercy on him and to pass the cup to death (kill Jesus in another words) before Jesus goes through the pain of crucifixion? Also see: Jesus' crucifixion in Islam If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 18:38 he didn't reply when he was asked about the truth? If Jesus was GOD, then why in Matthew 24:36 Jesus said "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." Jesus told his followers that no one (including Jesus) knows when the judgment day will come, only GOD knows? If Jesus was GOD, then why in Isaiah 11:2-3 GOD had put the spirit of fearing GOD in Jesus? Also see GOD's Spirit in the many others beside Jesus. If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 5:31 Jesus told his followers that if he (Jesus) bears witness of himself, then his record is not true? If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 5:30 Jesus told his followers that he can't do a single thing of his own initiative? If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 5:36-38 Jesus said that GOD had assigned him (Jesus) work and GOD is a witness on Jesus? If Jesus was GOD, then why in John 5:32 Jesus told his followers that they have never seen GOD at anytime nor ever heard his voice? If Jesus was GOD, then why did he pray to his GOD in Luke 5:16? If Jesus was GOD, then why in Matthew 26:39 Jesus fell on his face and prayed to his GOD? If Jesus was GOD, then how come in Hebrew 5:7 he prayed and cried for GOD to hear him and give him mercy by saving him from death? If Jesus was GOD, then how come in John 1:18 he said "No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the FATHER'S side, has made HIM known." Where do you see Trinity in this Verse? If Jesus was GOD, then how come in John 5:37 he said "And the FATHER who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard HIS voice nor seen HIS form," Jesus and the GOD are different. People heard Jesus, but never heard GOD. Also The "Son" title also given to others beside Jesus: How come Christians take the "God's Son" title literally with Jesus and they don't take it literally for the rest of the prophets and people who were called the Sons of God? In John 3:16 Jesus was called God's only Begotten Son. In Exodus 4:22 "Thus saith Jehovah, israel is my son, even my firstborn." israel was called God's First Son. In Jeremiah 31:9 "I am a father to israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn." Ephraim is God's First Son and First Born. In Psalm 2:7 "....Jehovah had said onto me (David), thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee." David was called God's Begotten Son. Also Jesus' Miracles were not unique in the Bible: If Jesus is believed to be GOD because he could do miracles, he could heal leprosy, he could cause blind men to see, or raise the dead, then what about the others who performed the same miracles? Elisha and Elijah fed a hundred people with twenty barley loaves and a few ears of corn (2 Kings 4:44). Elisha told Naaman, who was a leper, to wash in the river Jordan (2 Kings 5:14) and he was healed. Elisha caused a blind man to see in (2 Kings 6:17,20). Elijah and Elisha raised the dead in (1 Kings 17:22, and 2 Kings 4:34). Even Elisha's dead bones restored a dead body in (2 Kings 13:21). Indeed Jesus had prophesied that people will worship him uselessly and will believe in doctrines not made by GOD but by men "But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. (Matthew 15:9)" In Matthew 15:9 above, we see Jesus warning that Trinity (the bogus lie) will dominate, and people will take Jesus as GOD and worship him, which is a total sin according to what Jesus said !!. Allah Almighty (GOD) in the Noble Quran (The Muslims' Holy Scripture) states in Verse 5:72 "They do blaspheme who say: 'God is Christ the son of Mary.' But said Christ: 'O Children of israel ! worship God, my Lord and your Lord.' " Also in Noble Verse 5:73 "They do blaspheme who say God is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One God. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them." And also in Noble Verse 4:171 "O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of God aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) an apostle of God, ..." Also let us talk about the trinity. Where, specifically, in the Gospel does Jesus (PBUH!) mention the Trinity? (If you find no such reference from his lips to a god residing in three persons -- and you will not -- then perhaps you will be moved to consider the following questions:) 2- How could Jesus (PBUH!) possibly have omitted to mention something of such extraordinary importance? * How could the authors of the four Gospels have made the same extraordinary omission? (For no direct reference to the Trinity appears in any chapter or verse of any of the four Gospels. It is a patching-on from a later era.) 3- Why does Jesus (PBUH!) in the Lord's prayer address the Lord as "Father" and then refer to the Father's children throughout as "Us" and "We," instead of separating himself from the rest of the children of God, as the Trinity would seem to demand? 4- And the big question: If redemption through the blood of Christ, that one member of the Trinity, is all that is necessary for salvation, how are we to explain the many, many occasions in the Gospel that Jesus (PBUH!) details the necessity of submitting directly to the One God -- without ever mentioning the role of his (Jesus', PBUH!) redeeming blood? So let me ask you sister Celeste: Are these not extraordinary teachings? Are they not central to the ministry of Jesus (PBUH!)? And must we not confront dozens of them in order to defend the Trinity and the notion of the sacrificial Christ? So if you truly believe in Jesus in accordance with what he has referred himself as and that which God has referred to him as then this is the same as how he has been referred to in the Qur'an.
  25. There Is No Tomorrow || Time to change Now || Inspiring Speech