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  1. Fearing Tomorrow/shrouded Shirk

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu True, and one should rather fear the past. No man is taken to task for what he has not done. Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  2. Where Is Allah (swt)?

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetcentral-mosque(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/aqeedah/where.htm"]Source[/url] Extracts from what I wrote elsewhere: Is God everywhere? God is "here" without being physically present at one place, and He is "there" without being absent from another place. "Where" doesn't apply to God-- He is "everywhere", without being physicaly here or physically there. What about the verse which says Allah is the fourth when there are three, and the sixth when there are five? 58:7 Have you not considered that Allah knows what is in the heavens and what is on the earth? There is in no private conversation three but that He is the fourth of them, nor are there five but that He is the sixth of them and no less than that and no more except that He is with them [in knowledge] wherever they are. Then He will inform them of what they did, on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed Allah is, of all things, Knowing. The above verse was regarding secret counsels against the Prophet (sAahwaah) and the believers: Allah AWJ reminds men and warns them that their secrets are never a secret from Allah. Indeed, Allah encompasses all things. Physicality doesn't apply to God. When it is said that God is above (or over), it doesn't refer to a physical looming of one thing over another thing, subhaana Hu. Likewise, God being the third wouldn't mean His being physically present as the third. Nearness does not imply His physical presence and remoteness doesn't imply being farther from His reach. Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  3. No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu Hey there, Dipped in Jannah! :sl: She appears to be somewhere between 45-50 years of age -- I had seen her a few times before, but the first time I explicitly recognized something "extraordinary" about her was at a mall. And, yes, I believe I have either interacted with or seen a few more. And Allah knows the truth of all things. Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  4. Leave Yourself And Come

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu One time Bayazid said, "Allah the Most Just called me into His Presence and said to me, 'O Bayazid how did you arrive in My Presence?' I replied, 'Through zuhd, by renouncing the world.' He said, 'The value of the lower world is like the wing of a mosquito. What kind of renunciation have you come with?' I said, 'O Allah, forgive me.' Then I said, 'O Allah, I came to you through tawakkul, by dependence on You.' Then He said, 'Did I ever betray the trust which I promised you?' I said, 'O Allah forgive me.' Then I said, 'O Allah, I came to you through You.' At that time Allah said, 'Now We accept you.'" He said, "I stood with the pious and I didn't find any progress with them. I stood with the warriors in the cause and I didn't find a single step of progress with them. I stood with those who pray excessively and those who fast excessively and I didn't make a footstep of progress. Then I said, 'O Allah, what is the way to You?' and Allah said, 'Leave yourself and come.'" Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  5. Leave Yourself And Come

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu Can we say "ba" against the Will of God? We know that we can't. Our discussions are either us or they are not us. When eyes are turned away, the heart sees. When lower is stilled, the higher stirs. When self is lost, God is found. Mashallah (what Allah Wills), my respected brother. Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  6. Islam Renounces God

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu Welcome, dear Reality. Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  7. No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu Sage advice from non-Muslim source: Taken from Ecclesiasticus. Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  8. Camel Urine As Medicine

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu Within Hanafis: Abu Hanifa (rAah) deemed it impermissible, whereas his student (al-Shaybani, I think) declared it permissible. The dominant opinion appears to be that of another of Abu Hanifa's student, Abu Yusuf, who said it is impermissible except when it is established that in it is cure and there is no permissible alternative at hand. I have read that Malikis hold it permissible. And I have read differing views as far as the remaining two schools are concerned. Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  9. No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu Like the article says, there are upright Jinns like there are upright humans, and I have known one for quite some time now. Also, I believe, I have interacted with, at various times and at various places, many more. And Allah knows the truth of all things. Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  10. Would You Marry Someone You Met Online?

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu Glad that the conditions that the sister laid out work for her as well you. Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  11. Would You Marry Someone You Met Online?

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu And I do not misunderstand you, my dear sister, alhamdulillah!! :sl: Let's put it this way: I don't suggest that people should get online and go on a spouse-hunt. In my case, both (my relationships) began unintentionally-- one failed while Allah AWJ blessed the other. Yes, I do consider myself unbelievably lucky to have found the wonderful girl I am with, but I also accept that things are according to Allah's Will and not ours, so it could have been another failed relationship, and it can still be -- Allah Alone knows the future. As for dangers, I just pointed out that dangers exist in the virtual world as well as the real world -- nowhere is one "safe" from being "tested". Mashallah..may Allah AWJ also alleviate your suffering on her account!! Aameen!! :sl: Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  12. Would You Marry Someone You Met Online?

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu In my case, the second time around, both of us got to know each other's ideas and inclinations extremely well before love cast its net on us. She is not a Muslim, and yet she is one of the few girls with whom I share any kind of rapport when it comes to God and religion. Would this have been possible in real life? I doubt, but Allah AWJ Alone knows His Ways. Alhamdulillah. I do believe that "stupid things," frauds, and infatuation have not been assigned to the domain of the world wide web alone. May Allah AWJ grant your relative that which she seeks and that which is the best. Alhamdulillah. :sl: Alhamdulillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  13. Leave Yourself And Come

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu I will try to fix the color difficulty, my respected brother; I hope you will excuse the font face. JazakAllah. I often punctuate my statements with "I believe" and "according to me" and the likes. May Allah AWJ accept and reward your decision, my dear sister. :sl: Take care, the two of you. Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aaalmeen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  14. Would You Marry Someone You Met Online?

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu Twice have I have managed to land myself in an online relationship, and, alhamdulillah, I believe it is second time lucky for me. Nor has anything worthy of censure transpired, alhamdulillah. :sl: Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  15. Leave Yourself And Come

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu JazakAllah for once again pointing out this shortcoming; I will try to be mindful henceforth, inshallah. :sl: Bayazid Bastami is one of the foremost mystics of Islam, and about him it is written in Kash al-Mahjub: He is the greatest of the Shaykhs in state and dignity, so that Junayd said: “Abu Yazid holds the same rank among us as Gabriel among the angels.†(Junayd = Junayd Baghdadi). One time Bayazid said, "Allah the Most Just called me into His Presence and said to me, 'O Bayazid how did you arrive in My Presence?' I replied, 'Through zuhd, by renouncing the world.' He said, 'The value of the lower world is like the wing of a mosquito. What kind of renunciation have you come with?' I said, 'O Allah, forgive me.' Then I said, 'O Allah, I came to you through tawakkul, by dependence on You.' Then He said, 'Did I ever betray the trust which I promised you?' I said, 'O Allah forgive me.' Then I said, 'O Allah, I came to you through You.' At that time Allah said, 'Now We accept you.'" This is, I believe, a mystical experience. He said, "I stood with the pious and I didn't find any progress with them. I stood with the warriors in the cause and I didn't find a single step of progress with them. I stood with those who pray excessively and those who fast excessively and I didn't make a footstep of progress. Then I said, 'O Allah, what is the way to You?' and Allah said, 'Leave yourself and come.'" The Prophet (sAahwaah) informed his companions that there will be such whose salaat and sawm will make their own (salaat and sawm) look insignificant, yet they would pass through Islam as an arrow passes through its prey. On the other hand, I have read that the lovers of Allah strive for their innermost state to be in accordance with their outermost state. Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  16. Abu Dharr -- The Peerless

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu HADHRAT ABU DHAR AL-GHIFARI [radhiallaahu anhu] In the ninth year of Hijra, the Master was leading an expedition to Tabuk. One evening as the army was encamping, people saw someone trudging on, with baggage on his back. "Who could this fellow be, coming on foot, all by himself?" remarked some of the men. "It must be Abu Dhar," said the Master. People looked carefully and shouted out, "O Messenger of Allah! surely this is Abu Dhar!" "May Allah have mercy on Abu Dhar!" said the Master. "He is a loner. He is travelling alone, will die in loneliness and will be raised alone on the Day of Judgement." In the meantime Abu Dhar came up. He explained how his camel had refused to move, when the expedition left, so he had to come on foot. "You are one of those whom I miss very much," said the Master. "However, for every step you have walked, Allah has forgiven a sin of yours." ACCEPTANCE OF Islam Abu Dhar was one of the earliest converts to Islam. He belonged to the tribe of Ghifar. This tribe inhabited the country around the trade-route to Syria. Abu Dhar possessed a very sensitive, inquisitive mind. When he came to know that the Last Prophet had appeared in Makkah, he sent his brother to the city, saying, "Ride to that valley and find out the truth about the man who claims to be the Prophet. Talk to him and report back to me." The brother obeyed. He talked to different people in Makkah to find out the message of Islam. Then he went back and said to Abu Dhar, "I have heard the Prophet tell people to be good and kind. The Book he recites far above poetry." The report was too brief to satisfy AbuDhar. He himself set out to Makkah. There he went inside the Kaaba and waited for some one who could take him to the Prophet. Presently Ali entered the Kaaba. He looked at the stranger but Abu Dhar did not think it safe to speak out his mind to him. On the second day, the same thing happened again. On the third day Ali saw the stranger still sitting in the Kaaba. So he said, "Won't you tell me the purpose of your visit ?" "First promise to guide me, then I will speak out my mind," said Abu Dhar. Ali readily promised and Abu Dhar explained why he had come. "Surely he is the true Prophet of Allah," said Ali." "Follow me and I will take you to him." Soon Abu Dhar stood before the Master, completely won over to Islam. "Go back to your people," said the Master, "and convey to them my message." "By Allah," declared Abu Dhar, "first I will shout out my faith here." Saying this Abu Dhar went straight to the Kaaba and shouted out: "I declare that there is no god except Allah and Muhammad is His servant and His Messenger." This daring act made the Quraysh mad with rage. They fell upon Abu Dhar and gave him a severe beating. Abbas, the Master's uncle, happened to come up. "Woe to you!" he said to the people, "don't you see That the man belongs to the tribe of Ghifar. His kinsmen will make your traderoute un-safe." On the following day the same thing happened again. Once again Abbas came to Abu Dhar's help. MOST FEARLESS Abu Dhar's love for truth was unbounded. Nothing could stop him from declaring openly what he believed to be the truth. With this courage of conviction he combined a strong dislike for the comforts of this world. Persecution by the Quraysh forced the Muslims to flee to Medina. However, Abu Dhar clung to Makkah. No danger could drive fear into his heart and no persecution could turn him from the path of truth. The Makkans started an all-out war against the Muslims. They fought the battles of Badr and Uhud, losing the first and winning the second. Feelings at Makkah ran high against Islam and its followers. Despite this all, Abu Dhar stayed on in the stronghold of the enemy. At last he left Makkah of his own free will and joined the Master at Medina. His dauntless faith won him the deepest love of the Master. "Allah has commanded me," the Master once declared, "to love four men, because He Himself loves them. These men are: Ali, Miqdad, Abu Dhar and Salman, the Persian." On another occasion the Master declared: "The earth has not carried on its back and the sky has not looked down upon a more truthful person than Abu Dhar." MASTER'S DEPUTY Such was the trust put by the Master in Abu Dhar that twice during his absence, he appointed him his deputy at Madina. Despite all this honour and rank, Abu Dhar led an extremely simple life. He belonged to the group of the penniless Companions living in the portico. They are commonly known as 'Ashab-i-Suffa' or "People of the Portico." They made their living by collecting wood from the desert and owned nothing in the world. Almost all their time was spent in studying the details of the faith. These qualities made Abu Dhar a unique figure among the Campanions. The Master aptly described him as "the Jesus-like ascetic among my followers." Closeness to the Master earned Abu Dhar the greatest respect of the people. Both Abu Bakr and Omar had the highest regard for him. Omar fixed his stipend at the same rate as allowed to the heroes of Badr, although Abu Dhar never took part in that battle. CRITICISM OF OTHMAN Abu Dhar led a very quiet life under the first two Caliphs. Shortly after Othman came to power, the ascetic Companion felt disturbed by the course of events. The kinsmen of the aged Caliph were gaining control of all key posts. Wealth was passing into the hands of a few families, dooming the masses to a life of property. Unequal distribution of wealth brought in its wake many more evils. The simple way of life was giving way to empty pomp and show. Idle pastime and sports were becoming popular. Leading Quraysh families spread out in the provinces in a bid to amass wealth and build up power, Othman's hand was too weak to stop these evils. If anything, he lavished rich gifts on his relatives. His brother, Harith got three hundred thousand dirhams, Zaid bin Thabit, an Ansari, got one hundred thousand and the Caliphs cousin, Marwan, got a very huge amount. Abu Dhar could not remain a silent witness. He lashed out at Othman's relatives quoting these verses of the Qur'aan: 'Those who amass gold and silver and don't spend it in the way of Allah, warn them of a painful chastisement. The day which these will be heated in hell fire and their foreheads and their flanks and their backs will be branded with them. Lo! This is what you amassed for yourselves ! Now taste of what you amassed!" Marwan conveyed this criticism to the Caliph. So Othman sent his servant to Abu Dhar, requesting him not to make such comments. But Abu Dhar paid no heed to the request, saying: "Does Othman forbid me to recite the Book of Allah? I would displease Othman to please Allah, rather than displease Allah to please Othman." ABU DHAR IN SYRIA Othman saw that Abu Dhar was not going to discontinue his attacks. So he ordered him to go to Syria. The order was obeyed but it only changed the direction of the attack. Muawiya, the shrewd Governor of Syria was a kinsman of the Caliph. With careful thought and great tact, he had built a strong base for the Omayyad power. All wealth and power was in the hands of his own men, mostly relatives or trusted friends. The common man was made to fight for the cause of Allah, but had little share in the booty, which went mostly to the chiefs and leaders of the Quraysh. Abu Dhar could not but protest. "How clever of Muawiya to fill the public treasury with gold and silver, calling it Allah's money! Why, it is the people's money and must be distributed among them forthwith." The argument made a strong appeal to the masses. People thronged round the outspoken Companion. Hatred against the rich began to mount. Abdullah bin Saba, the arch-enemy of Othman, was quick to make capital out of the situation. Muawiya found himself helpless. Abu Dhar was too high for him to handle. But to let him carry on his campaign was to court disaster. So he wrote to Othman, requesting him to call back Abu Dhar. DEATH IN LONELINESS So Abu Dhar was back at Medina. People were by now openly critical of the Caliph's policies. Abu Dhar addressed a meeting, declaring "Forewarn the people of Madina about the wide-spread loot and the impending disaster." Othman found himself in a fix. He could not stop Abu Dhar from declaring what he believed was the truth. On the other hand, this was sure to make an already bad situation still worse. At last the Caliph decided to send Abu Dhar to Rabdha, a small village near Medina. When he left, Ali went some way to see him off- Such was the esteem in which he was held by the greatest of Companions. However, this act of Ali displeased Othman. In the lonely village, Abu Dhar had only the company of his wife and a maidservant. But even here, he continued un abated his criticism of the policies of the Caliph. This went on till his death in 31 A.H. When the end was in sight, Abu Dhar called his wife and the maid and said, "When I am dead, you two wash me up, wrap me in a shroud and place my dead body by the road-side. When the first body of riders passes this way, tell them: 'This is the dead body of Abu Dhar, the Companion of the Messenger of Allah. Help us bury him'." This last wish of Abu Dhar was carried out. His dead body lay by the road-side. Presently Abdullah bin Masood, another well-known Companion, came up with a party of men. They were riding on camels and were on their way to Medina, from Iraq. As the party came up, a voice shouted out: "This is Abu Dhar, the Companion of the Messenger of Allah, help us bury him." The announcement brought tears in the eyes of Abdullah bin Masood. "The Messenger of Allah was right," he said, "when he remarked: you are walking alone, you will die in loneliness and you will be raised alone on the Day of Judgement." The party dismounted and laid to rest the most out-spoken Companion of the Master. Thus ended a career dedicated to the cause of Truth. Abu Dhar showed by his example how a good Muslim should discharge his duties and assert his right as a citizen. He differed with Othman, but respected his authority. All the same, he exercised to the last his right to freedom of speech. Assalamu alaika, ya Abu Dharr. Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  17. No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu Narrated ‘Aisha (raa): Some of the wives of the Prophet (saws) asked him, "Who amongst us will be the first to follow you (i.e. die after you)?" He said, "Whoever has the longest hand." So they started measuring their hands with a stick and Sauda’s (raa) hand turned out to be the longest. When Zainab bint Jahsh (raa) died first of all in the caliphate of ‘Umar (raa), we came to know that the long hand was a symbol of practicing charity, so she was the first to follow the Prophet (saws) and she used to love to practice charity. Sauda (raa) died later in the caliphate of Muawiya (raa). Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat) – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24, Number 501 (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_sahaba(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/zainab-jahsh-charity/"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_sahaba(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/zainab-jahsh-charity/[/url] Can anybody provide the Arabic text of this hadith? JazakAllah. Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  18. No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu Sage advice from non-Sunni literature: "Indeed Allah has hidden three things in three others: His pleasure in His obedience. So do not belittle anything from His obedience since His pleasure may be in the same one. And Allah has concealed His wrath and anger in sins. So do not belittle any sin and consider it to be small. May be the wrath of Allah is in it. And He has concealed His friends and saints among the people. So do not look down upon anyone perhaps he may be the friend and saint of Allah." (Bihar al-Anwaar) Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  19. France Bans Niqab/burqa

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu Maybe not necessarily so. Also, I believe that many times our views become our religion, though not officially. The referenced survey found that a quarter of 11 year olds are having sex. Not everyone thinks it's okay, and giving out free condoms to 11 year olds is a response to a fact. "We do more workshops in middle schools than in high schools," Bell told Polaneczky. "Teachers call us because their kids are acting out sexually. They'll catch them in the bathroom or the stairwell. They hear that kids are cutting schools to have orgies.†.. "Clearly, we don't think it's OK for 11-year-olds to be having sex," says Schwarz. "But we don't have the infrastructure in place to fix [that] problem fast. We can, however, make condoms available fairly quickly to whoever needs them.†Yes, not all of us share the same sensibility. Take care, brother. :-) Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  20. No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu The Ant and the Dove An Ant went to the bank of a river to quench its thirst, and being carried away by the rush of the stream, was on the point of drowning. A Dove sitting on a tree overhanging the water plucked a leaf and let it fall into the stream close to her. The Ant climbed onto it and floated in safety to the bank. Shortly afterwards a birdcatcher came and stood under the tree, and laid his lime-twigs for the Dove, which sat in the branches. The Ant, perceiving his design, stung him in the foot. In pain the birdcatcher threw down the twigs, and the noise made the Dove take wing. Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  21. No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu Wikipedia entry: Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  22. My Learning Did Not Profit Me

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu Hasan* once wished to go to a certain place. He came down to the bank of the Tigris, and was pondering something to himself when Habib** arrived on the scene. "Imam, why are you standing here?" he asked. "I wish to go to a certain place. The boat is late," Hasan replied. "Master, what has happened to you?" Habib demanded. "I learned all that I know from you. Expel from your heart all envy of other men. Close your heart against worldly things. Know that suffering is a precious prize, and see that all affairs are of God. Then set foot on the water and walk." With that Habib stepped on to the water and departed. Hasan swooned. When he recovered, the people asked him, "Imam of the Muslims, what happened to you?" "My pupil Habib just now reprimanded me," he replied. "Then he stepped on the water and departed, whilst I remained impotent. If tomorrow a voice cries, 'Pass over the fiery pathway'-if I remain impotent like this, what can I do?" "Habib," Hasan asked later, "how did you discover this power?" "Because I make my heart white, whereas you make paper black," Habib replied. "My learning profited another, but it did not profit me," Hasan commented. (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetsunnah(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/history/Scholars/story_of_habib_the_persian.htm"]Source[/url] * Hasan al-Basri ** Habib al-Ajami Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  23. My Learning Did Not Profit Me

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu They are two of the celebrated mystics: a tabieen (Hasan), and a taba tabieen (Habib). Here's some background to the words of Hasan al-Basri (from the source mentioned above): Habib ibn Mohammad al-'Ajami al-Basri, a Persian settled at Basra, was a noted traditionist who transmitted from al-Hasan al-Basri, Ibn Sirrin, and other authorities. His conversion from a life of ease and self-indulgence was brought about by al-Hasan's eloquence; he was a frequent attendant at his lectures, and became one of his closest associates. Habib to begin with was a man of property and a usurer. He dwelt in Basra, and every day he made the rounds to collect from his clients. If he got no money, he would demand payment for his shoe leather. In this manner he covered his daily expenditure. .. "Woman," he said, "I repent of all I have done." Next day he went out to look for his clients. It happened to be a Friday, and the children were playing in the street. When they sighted Habib they started to shout. "Here comes Habib the usurer. Run away, lest his dust settles on us and we become as cursed as he!" These words hurt Habib very much. He took his way to the meeting ball, and there certain phrases passed Hasan of Basra's lips which struck Habib straight to the heart, so that be fainted. Then he repented. Realizing what had happened, Hasan of Basra took him by the hand and calmed him. .. He repaired to a hermitage on the banks of the Euphrates, and there gave himself up to the worship of God. Every night and day he studied under Hasan, but he could not learn the Quran, for which reason he was nicknamed the Barbarian (al-`Ajami).2 Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  24. America And The Nuclear Bombing Of Japan

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu I asked a person who had put his religion as "Islam" to justify his support for those who called for the extermination of innocent Japanese men, women, and children and rejoiced at the mass killings. Are you the same? Put in other words, you are saying that if one side kills innocents the other side has every right to exterminate the innocents on the opposite side. That, basically, is your ideology? Targeted annihilation of innocent men, women and children? And rejoicing over it? :-) Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
  25. America And The Nuclear Bombing Of Japan

    No soul has authority over another. Guidance and straying is a matter between God and you. aakwrAllahwbHu I have a Shia friend who goes around plucking ahadith to prove her point, and I will answer you as I answered her, though not in the exact same way. But, before that, is this the justification for your terrorist outlook regarding the killing of innocent Japanese men, women, and children, and its enjoyment? Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil aalameen. la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Al-‘Atheemu Al-Haleemu, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbul ‘arshil-‘atheemi, la ilaaha illaa Allaahu Rabbus-samaawaati wa Rabbul-ardhi wa Rabbul-‘arshil-kareemi there is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne.
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