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  1. Du'a Vs. Destiny.

    As-Salaam alaikum, The thought may occur in some minds that what would they need Du'a (supplication) for, when everything is destined to happen the way Allah, Azzah Wa Jallah, has ordained!!. No, that is a wrong perception. Du'a/prayer/supplication includes averting affliction.... it is a means of turning aside tribulation and drawing the Divine Mercy, just as a shield is a means of deflecting arrows; and water a means of bringing forth herbage from the earth. Just as a shield turns aside arrows and they offset each other, so too supplication (Du'a) and affliction compensate each other. It is not a condition for believing in the Destiny of Allah Most High that one go unarmed, for Allah has said:-- "TAKE DUE PRECAUTION"-(4:71) or that one should not water land after seeding, saying: "If previously destined the crop will grow, and if not previously destined it will not." Rather, the conjoining of causes and effects is the premordial destiny that was accomplished "IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE OR EVEN FASTER." (16:77). So, stick to Du'a always... regularly as the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said "Du'a is worship"... he also said: "Whoever does not ask Allah, He becomes angry with him."
  2. Du'a For Easy Death.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Yes, death is a necessary end, it will come when it will come... every soul shall taste it. In that regards, I wish yo share with you a certain Du'a from Sheikh Ibn Arabi, may Allah be Merciful to him. Saying this Du'a frequently will facilitate easy death, InShaAllah. Find this Du'a hereby attached. Include it in your daily Zikr and reap its benefit. Best Wishes. Shaykh-ibn-Arabi-Dua For Easy Death-.pdf
  3. Heart Of The Perfect Man.

    As-Salaam alaikum, According to a well-known sacred tradition (hadith qudsi), Allah, the Exalted Lord of the Cosmos, says:-- "The Heavens and the Earth cannot contain Me, but the heart of My believing Servant does contain Me." In otherwords, it is the 'empty' heart which can contain Allah, for only realization of Allah's utter Oneness (and thus one's own nonexistence) can render one a true believing servant. It is through this heart that Allah reveals Himself to Himself, so that He may contemplate Himself in His multiple manifestations. Thus, the heart acts as a type of receptacle in which Allah sees the manifest from His Essence. This heart belongs to an individual known in Sufi metaphysics as 'the Perfect Man' ( al-insanal al-kamil), that is, one who reflects the Divine Names in their totality.
  4. What Is Dua (Supplication)

    As-Salaam alaykum, I say yes, to the topic above on Du'a... and would add and/or advise that we always should Pray to Allah, Azzah Wa-Jallah, ceaselessly, and not speak of anything else, and preserve our hearts from the longing to see people at our feet. The Love of Allah is the only pole around which good deeds turn. Let our tongue(s) speak of nothing but Allah and His Messenger, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, instead of occupying ourselves with mundane things of this world. Best Wishes.
  5. The Seal Of The Prophets

    As-Salaam alaikum, May I contribute to the topic started above by Happy Spirit on the Noble Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, being the Seal of the Prophets... after whom no more Prophet/Messenger will come from God Almighty. I want to link this up with what the Last Messenger, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said on this particular subject:-- "Time has now come full circle as it was the moment Allah created the Heavens and Earth." [bukhari and others]. From this, we can understand that Prophethood is a circle, or a ring of connected points... each point representing a Prophet, and that point which gathers and seals both arcs of the circle represents MUHAMMAD, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam. From the viewpoint of his unique status of being that gathering point, the Noble Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said:-- "I am the Leader of the children of Adam, and this is without boasting." [Tirmidhi, Muslim, Abu Dawud]. And if we view each point of the circle in itself, we see that each of them can be a connecting point, giving a sense of equality. Here, you may quote the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, when he said:-- "It is not fit to elevate me above my Brother, Yunus Ibn Matta." [bukhari, Tabarani, Ibn Majah]. And in the Holy Qur'an, we read it where it states:-- "We do not discriminate between any of His Messengers" (2:285).... precisely because discrimination is a hole in the completeness of the circle of Prophethood.
  6. Wisdom Behind The Prescription Of Fasting

    Indeed!! and the Apostle of Allah, Sayyadina Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said that he was informed by Jibril, alaihi-Salaam, that Allah Most High said:-- "Fasting is Mine, and I have the best right to give recompense for it"...(al-sawm li wa-ana ajza bihi), because the religious practice of fasting is a mystery unconnected with any external thing, a mystery in which none other than Allah participates: hence the recompense is infinite.
  7. Today's Ahadith.

    Peace to one and all, May I have that pleasure of reminding and/or inviting your attention to a few but important Ahadith related from the Leader of Mankind and Jinn, Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, as follows where he said:-- 1) "DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL, FOR IT IS THE KEY TO ALL EVIL".-- Ibn Majah 2) "THE BEAUTY OF ONE'S Islam REQUIRES HIS LEAVING ALL THINGS THAT DO NOT CONCERN HIM."-- Ibn Hibban 3) "LIVELIHOOD SEEKS A PERSON OUT IN THE SAME WAY THAT HIS DEATH SEEKS HIM OUT."- Ibn Hibban 4) "ALL THE CHILDREN AF ADAM ARE WRONGDOERS, BUT THE BEST WRONGDOERS ARE THOSE THAT REPENT."- Tirmidhi 5) "THERE WILL COME A TIME WHEN ONE STEADFAST TO HIS RELIGION WILL BE LIKE ONE HOLDING A PIECE OF BURNING COAL."--Tirmidhi. You will note that these are short words of advise all meant to guide, inspire and enlighten us in the Journey of Life.
  8. Raising Muslim Children In Islam

    As-Salaam alaikum, Thank You, abdulmajeed3 for your reminder above. You spoke from the perspective of being a Muslim, and advising us to raise our children as Muslims... Servants of Allah.. the Ever-Almighty and Ever-Glorious Lord of the Universe.
  9. Sayyadi Hassan al-Basri, Rahimahullah, relates that a group of individuals claimed to love Allah [ever-Glorious is He] and so Allah tested their love by revealing the Ayat: "Say, if you love Allah, then follow me and Allah will love you and forgive you your sins". (3:31). Al-Junaid, Rahimahullah, said: No one has reached Allah except through Allah. And the path to reaching Allah is following the Chosen One, al-Mustafa, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam." 'Reaching Allah' (al-wusul ila' Allah) means attaining a state in which Allah is pleased with one. It is based on this perspective that the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said: "All of my community will enter paradise except those who refuse." It was asked, "O Messenger of Allah, who refuses."? He said, "Whoever obeys me will enter Heaven, whoever disobeys me has refused." [bukhari].
  10. As-Salaam alaikum, Ayat 15 of Surat Ma'eda of the Holy Qur'an (5:15) reads: "From Allah has come to you a Light and a Book manifest." Qari 'Iyad, may Allah be Merciful to him, said: "He (Peace be upon him) was named a light because of the clarity of his case and the fact that, his prophecy was made manifest, and also because of the illumination of the hearts of the believers and the knowers of Allah with what he brought." Mulla Ali Qari said: in Sharh al-Shifa, (1:505, Mecca ed.): "It has also been said that both the Light and the book refer to Muhammad, because just as he is a tremendous light and the source of all lights, he is also a book that gathers up and makes clear all the secrets." He also said (1: 114, Madina ed.) : "And what objection is there to predicate both nouns to the Prophet, since he is in truth an immense Light due to the perfection of his appearance among all light, and he is a Manifest Book since he gathers up the totality of secrets and he makes evident all laws, situations and alternatives."
  11. Following The Messenger Of Allah Is A Must

    Peace to one and all, I will ignore and forgive the insult contained in the 1:56 pm post above of 28th December, 2015... because it is one of the acts of the Noble Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, to forgive if offended, and I do imitate him!!! I sincerely hope the one who posted that insult becomes a Muslim and a Believer sooner than later... ameen. Best Regards.
  12. Muhammed

    Peace to one and all, Regarding the question posed above by the Full Member, Tanker, the Covenant is all about all servants of God Almighty (especially People of the Book-ie Christians and Jews) believing in Prophet Muhammad as the Last Messenger of God... thus Christians are being asked to stand.. or be bound by their oaths, sworn in front of their own Prophets. In the Old Testament as it now exists, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, is foretold in Deut xvii 18: and the rise of the Arab Nation in Isaiah, xlii 11, for Kedar was a Son of Isma'il and the name is used for the Arab Nation; in the New Testament as it now exists, Muhammad, Peace be upon him, is foretold in the Gospel of St. John..xv 16 xv 26 and xvi 7: the future comforter cannot be the Holy Spirit as understood by Christians, because the Holy Spirit already was present, helping and guiding Jesus. The Greek word translated "Comforter" is "Paracletos", which is an easy corruption from "Periclytons" which is almost a literal translation of "MUHAMMAD" or "AHMAD"..another name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam.
  13. Following The Messenger Of Allah Is A Must

    Peace to one and all, I noted that the religion of Donald-M is Non-Religion... whatever that means. If he is not a Muslim, it may be difficult to respond to his above.. and if so, I hope he becomes a Muslim as this will simplify the 'list' he refers to as to what and what one should imitate the Noble Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam. Be it as it may, Donald or whoever thinks like him in following the Sunnah of the Leader of Mankind, should START with firmly SAYING and BELIEVING in "LA ILAHA ILLALAH, MUHAMMADUN RASUL'Allah"... Once there is a firm belief in THIS, your heart will work as Islam requires... you will want to give your highest respect to Allah [Almighty and Glorious Creator of the Universe], just as imitating the Holy Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him, represents. Regards.
  14. As-Salaam alaikum, The Holy Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said: "The Angels are created from light (electromagnetic wave), just as the Jinn are created from smokeless fire [in another variant: from heat or spark of a smokeless fire] and mankind is created from what you have been told about." (Sahih Muslim) The Jinn are created from HEAT or SPARK of a pure fire and the Angels from Light.... Light is created from photons (an electromagnetic wave), the mind, nervous system, heart and entire body of man generates an electromagnetic field, the same kind Angels are created from. It was because of this reality and connection of light (an electromagnetic wave) with the bodies that Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, related that the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, would say while in Sujda: "O Allah, place light in my heart, light in my hearing, light in my sight, light on my right, light on my left, light in front of me, light behind me, light above me, light below me and make light for me," or he said: "Make me light." [Muslim].
  15. The Concept And Reality Of Iman In Allah

    As-Salaam alaykum, Yes, in a word, Imaan-Billah (Belief in Allah, Azzah Wa Jallah) is to firmly believe in:-- 1) Allah, as Lord of the Universe and the ONLY BEING worthy of Worship. 2) Angels 3) Holy Scriptures of Allah, the Last being the Holy Qur'an 4) Allah's Messengers, the Last being Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him 5) The Last Day... the Judgement Day, and 6) Qadar... Fate as something ordained, both in it's good or 'bad' aspect.
  16. On Truthfulness.

    As-Salaam alaikum, In Islam we are charged to be truthful and to always be with the Truthful. As you know, the siddiqin ( the truthful ones) are people who have a clear sense of right and wrong, and when the truth is presented, they readily accept it. Many of the followers of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, had this quality, but no one more so than Sayyadi Abu Bakr As-Siddiq, may Allah be pleased with him. But what actually is Truthfulness and who are the Siddiqin... the Truthful ones? For an incisive brief on this important matter, see the attachment below from a brother, Abu Bakr Karolia.. a good material indeed. Regards. AsSidq.pdf
  17. Following The Messenger Of Allah Is A Must

    As-Salaam alaikum, I say thanks to Zeinab for the above post... Jazakillah. Indeed, following the Noble Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, is not only the condition sine qua non which governs the quest for Allah [Azzah Wa Jallah] from the onset; it is also, and above all, the only way of access to the higher degree of Wilayah. When Allah reveals Himself in the mirror of your heart, your mirror reflects Him only to the degree of its capacity and according to its ability; persevere in the faith and the following of the Prophet, sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, and keep the Prophet in front of you as a mirror, for the manifestation of Allah in the mirror of the Prophet is the most perfect, the most righteous and the most beautiful...persist in following him and imitating him and do not walk in any place where you DO NOT see the trace of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam.
  18. The 5 Daily Prayers.

    " Mustafa, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, travelled in the night and returned with 5 daily Prayers. Through them we were elevated too, and the credit is for the first one (Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam) And he emphatically advised us to ascend through them (the Salats). For through them, the slave gains all progress!!! So, for Him and by Him, stand and bow down in humility You will witness the coolness of your eyes from the Best of Givers. And when you stand reciting (the Qur'an) after making Wudu... And when you make Sujud (prostrate) after the Noble Ruku.... All distances are openly removed from you (and Allah) You have arrived to the Beloved! make TAKBIR and Honor Him." Culled from Sheikh Ibrahim Nyass' Diwan Titled "SULWAT AL-SHUJUN".
  19. Muhammed

    Assalam alaykum, May I thank happy Spirit for the above post, and also emphasize that indeed the Noble Messenger of Allah, Sayyadina Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, by virtue of his Siritual office, is since the beginning of the human odessy until its end, the Spiritual Master of the Universe. This was a position he held/exercised in a concealed way to begin with, through a series of subtitutes, ie each of the Prophets sent to man successively, and in an apparent way, thereafter, from the time of his physical appearance on the planet earth..Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam.
  20. How The Heart Sees.

    Assalam alaikum, The vision of the heart is defined as the heart's beholding by the light of certainty.. that which is hidden in the unseen world. That is what Sayyadi Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, meant when asked, "Do you see Allah"? and he replied, "How should we worship one whom we do not see?" The light of intuitive certainty (yaqin) by which the heart sees Allah is a beam of Allah's own Light acst therein by Himself; else no vision of Him were possible. After all:-- "It is the sun's self [light] that lets the sun be seen."
  21. Assalam alikum, In his work titled "Al-Maqaasid", Imam An-Nawawi, may Allah be Merciful to him, gave us a summation of the Path to Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala... which I wish to bring to your attention, given its high significance. In it the Imam said:-- "One reaches Allah Most High by repenting from all things, unlawful or offensive; seeking sacred knowledge in accordance with one's needs, maitaining ritual purity; performing the obligatory prayers in the first of their time and in congregation, including the Sunnah prayers that correspond to each of the obligatory prayers; adhering to the 8 raka'ats of the midmorning prayer (Duha) and the 6 raka'ats after the sunset prayer and before the night prayer; performing the night prayers (tahajjud) after awaking from one's sleep; fulfilling the Witr prayer; fasting on Mondays and Thursdays and on the 3 days of the full moon- ie the 13th, 14th and 15th of the lunar month- and also the days of the year in which fasting is recommended; recting the Qur'an with the heart's presence coupled with reflection upon its meanings; [The Imam continued].. frequently asking forgiveness of Allah (Istighfar); maintaining prayers and blessings upon the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, and finally, adhering to the meritorious invocations of the morning and evening that have come to us from the Sunnah (adhkaar as-sabaah wa al-masa')".
  22. Tomorrow.

    "Tomorrow when the six diretions fade away, Your worth will be the worth of your awareness. Strive for virtue, for on the Day of Retribution, You shall rise in the form of your qualities." - Abu Sa'id Abi Khayr.
  23. His Name Is Muhammad.

    Assalam alaikum, The name of the most beloved of Allah [ Almighty and Glorified is He ], the embodiment of Divine Mercy and Qur'anic Way of life is Muhammadu, the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam. He has several other names, the most essential of which are:-- 1) 'Abd Allah, "Servant of Allah." 2) Ahmadun, "The best of glorifiers"- [ The best of all those who Glorify Allah ]. 3) Muhammadun, "The best of the glorified"- [ The best of all those who are Glorified/Praised from among Allah's Servants ]. Ahmadun is considered as the esoteric aspect of Muhammadun. ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYADINA MUHAMMADIN, WA ALA AHLIHI, WA ASHABIHI, WASALLAMA TASLIMAN KASIRAA ABADAA.
  24. Al-Faqr Defined.

    Assalam alaikum, In the Hadith we learnt of where the Noble Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said "Faqr is my pride and Faqr is from me". As observed by Sidi Muhiyidden Abdulqadir al-Jilani, may Allah be Merciful to him, in his book, "SIR'RUL-ASRAR", "Faqr does not mean poverty as is usually understood, rather it means spiritual Faqr which means to depend on none except Allah and to abdicate every pleasure and joy from heart except the pleasure of being close to Allah. When a person gains this status, then this is called Fana-Fillah (annihilation in Allah) where nobody exists within his being except the only Entity, Allah." ALLAHU AKBAR! ALLAHU AKBAR!! ALLAHU AKBAR!!! WA LIL LAHIL HAMD.
  25. Sleeping Away The Night.

    Assalam alaikum, Sheikh Abu Bakr Dhaheer, may Allah be plesed with him, narrates: "I had a young, hansome slave who used to fast daily and spend the nights in Ibaadat. One day he came to me and said: 'Last night I went to sleep without reciting my awraad (plural of wird-zikr). In a dream I saw a few exceptionally beautiful damsels emerging out of the wall which had spilt open. One among them was extremely ugly. Never had I seen an ugly person in my life. I asked them: 'To whom do you belong and for whom is the ugly one?' They said: 'We are all your past nights (of Ibaadat) and the ugly one is your last night when you had slept away (missing your Ibaadat). If you had died this night, she would have fallen to your share permanently. After narrating this dream, the youth let out a shriek and his soul departed from his physical body." Culled from: "ORHARDS OF LOVE", being a publication of Mujlisul Ulama of South Africa, (Apri, 2001).