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  1. How To Choose Your Name

    CHange your first name- keep your surname, as you can change first names by deed polls but surnames are a lot harder and you don't want to disown your family - so its a balance
  2. Please Make Du'a That It Works Out...

    Inshallah, there eyes will be open and the hearts willing- remember that the spirit is willing but the mind is weak- so appeal to them with logic and inshallah they will see, with the help of Allah that it is the right path. AMeen
  3. Du'aa For My Father

    Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatu I am so sorry ssis to hear about your sis. inna lillahi wa ina ilahey raji'uun. sis I hope you dad is ok inshallah and that it is mearly Allah cleansing him of sins on earth as opposed to the hereafter sis i am a first year medical student- and i am studyign the cardiovascular system at the moment- and contrary to popular beleif, you don't have to have pain to have a heart attack- and nor does chest pain necessarily mean you're having heart problems. Its people's perceptions of what a heart attack entails that influences the help they go for- which can inturn affect the traetement and chance of success they have- so please tell people this and you can help people inshallah recieve treatment faster by dispelling such myths. Alaikumu Salam Warahamtullahi Wabarakatu Love you for the sake of Allah
  4. Supplication in Islam (Du'a)

    above taken from jannah
  5. Supplication in Islam (Du'a)

    D U A ' by Huma Ahmad Dua is defined as any invocation or prayer addressed to Allah (SWT). In our times, we find many reasons why people do not make Dua; we forget, don't know how, or just do not think it will be answered. Fundamental to this is the loss of dependence and trust upon Allah. As Muslims there is something very wrong when we believe our Duas won't be answered. We do not turn to Allah in our times of need and instead put our trust, dependence and hopes on worldly things that we think will help us. Although these temporal things are the means through which our Duas can be answered, the root of our being should be trained automatically to turn to Allah and not anything or anyone else. Through Dua, we strengthen our Imaan and our relationship with Allah, as well as heighten our awareness of cause and effect that can help inspire and motivate us to be closer to Islam in our lives. We find many reassurances throughout the Quran for those who make Dua. Allah the Exalted, has said: "And your Lord says: Pray unto me: and I will hear your prayer" (Quran 40:60), "Call upon your Lord Humbly and in secret" (Quran 7:55), "When My servants question thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me" (Quran 2:186), "Is not He (best) who listens to the (soul) distressed when it calls on Him, and who relieves its suffering." (Quran 27:62) Aisha radhiallaahu anha said, "No believer makes Dua and it is wasted. Either it is granted here in this world or deposited for him in the Hereafter as long as he does not get frustrated." In fact, it is even wrong to never make Dua, "Whosoever does not supplicate to Allah, He will be angry with Him." [saheeh Jaami`as-Sagheer #2414] A Hadith says "Ad-Du'aa Huwal-3ibaadah",[Abu Dawud,at-Tirmidhi, Hasan Saheeh], Dua is Ibadah so calling upon anyone other than Allah in one's Dua is Shirk. This is an important condition of having one's Dua accepted; the Dua should not be directed to other than Allah alone. A second condition would be sincerity or Hudoor alqalb, having the heart present. Also, one's food, drink, clothes and lifestyle should be Halal. One should avoid unlawful, impious or forbidden sources or means of livelihood. Fourth, one cannot ask for something sinful or Haram. Dua should not be made against family and property (i.e. to sever the ties of kinship). If one asks Allah to curse someone, it rises up to heaven and goes to the person if they are deserving, if not it returns to the person supplicating. Patience is another condition. This perseverance in making Dua is important. One should not say "Why hasn't Allah answered my Dua" or "I have prayed and prayed so many times, but the same was not accepted" and then become disappointed and give up praying. An example of this is like a person who planted a seed or a sapling, and kept looking after it and watering it and when its complete shape and height was slow in coming, they left it and forgot about it. Lastly one should have expectation, belief with certainty only Allah can answer the Dua. Understanding dependence on Allah and asking with absolute resolve and believing with certainty that one's Dua will be answered is a also a condition of acceptance. One should not say "O Allah do this...if you wish..." because one should appeal to Allah with determination, for nobody can force Allah to do something against his Will. If one fulfills these conditions, Allah will definitely answer the Dua, avert some equivalent evil or give better in the Hereafter. We can and should make Dua in every condition, i.e. in hardship and in prosperity. There are also some special times to make Dua where it is more likely to be accepted: 1. When one is oppressed 2. Between the time of Athan and Iqama 3. At the time of the call for prayer 4. At the time of fighting when warriors are engaged with each other 5. When it is raining 6. When one is sick 7. The last third of the night 8. Ramadan (especially Lailatul Qadr) 9. After the Fard part of prayer 10. When traveling 11. When breaking fast 12. In Sujood 13. Fridays, some say on Friday after Asr prayer 14. While drinking the water from the well of Zamzam 15. At the start of prayer (Dua of Istiftah) 16. When one begins the prayer, i.e. with "all praise be to Allah, the Pure and the Blessed one" 17. While one recites al-Fatiha (which is a Dua) 18. When Ameen is said in the prayer (also relating to Fatiha) 19. At the time of raising the head after the Rukoo 20. In the last part of the prayer after conveying blessings unto the Prophet (SAW) 21. Before finishing the prayer (before Tasleem (saying the Salaam to the angels)) 22. At the end of Wudu 23. On the day of Arafah 24. On waking up from sleep 25. At times of adversity 26. Prayer after the death of a person 27. Dua when someone's heart is filled with sincerity and when it is focused on Allah 28. Dua of the parent against or for his children 29. When the sun moves from its meridian but before the Dhuhr prayer 30. The Dua of a Muslim for his brother without the latter's knowledge 31. At the time the army advances to fight in the way of Allah. Dua can be beautified and perfected by certain actions: 1. Have Wudu, face Qibla, be neat and clean 2. Raise both hands up to the shoulder with palms open facing up 3. Use words of Allah and Muhammad (SAW)- i.e. Duas found in Quran and Hadith 4. Ask by Asma alHusna- Allah's Beautiful Names 5. Ask Allah by your good deeds 6. Be insistent-repeat (i.e. 3x's) 7. Glorify Allah and recite Durud for the Prophet (SAW) at both the beginning and end 8. Show humility, entreaty, desire and fear while making Dua 9. Repent and try to make amends where one has wronged 10. Confess mistakes, shortcomings, and sins 11. Keep voice between a whisper and speaking aloud 12. Show the need for Allah's help and implore Him for release from weakness, hardship and tribulation. 13. Seize the opportunity of time, situation and circumstance in which prayers are answered 14. Avoid rhymed prose to keep concentration 15. Crying when making Dua 16. The Dua of Dhun-Nun (Yunus) by which he invoked Allah from within the belly of the whale was: "LAa ilaha illa Anta, Subhanaka innee kuntu min aDH-DHaalimeen." No Muslim ever makes Dua with it but Allah answers it." [at tirmidhi in his sunan, ahmad and hakim reported it and hakim declared it authentic and adh dhahabee agreed] 17. End with "Alhamdulillah rabbil alameen" We should ask for Dunya things, but not just for the sake of Dunya itself and for Akhirah things. We should not ask for punishment to be brought forward in this world or for early death. We should not curse any particular human being or animal, abuse a Muslim for no reason, abuse dead people without cause and religious excuse, or abuse fever or the wind. We should not make Dua by saying we have been given rain by this or that star or what Allah willed, and so and so willed. We should not make Dua against family and property or for sinful acts and severing the bonds. In the end there can be reasons why the Dua might not be answered such as not fulfilling conditions like some of the ones listed above or: Divine Wisdom, trying to hurry the response of one's Dua, Dua for what is sinful or the breaking off of relations, eating, drinking, or dressing from what is Haram, not being resolute in making Dua, abandoning the duty of enjoining what is good and shunning the evil, the dominance of unmindfulness, lust and vain desires, not being submissive during Salah, or committing particular sins (not divorcing a vile woman, giving a loan without a witness, and a man who gave his wealth to the foolish) More information on Dua can be found in a book in English, a translation of Kitaab ud-Du`aa' by Shaykh al-`Awaa'ishah (published by Jam`iat Ihyaa Minhaaj al-Sunnah), the Book of Supplications in Al-Bukhari and Riyadh us Saleheen and Ajawab Alkafi by Imam Shams Adeen Mohamad bin AbiBakr Bin Qayem Ajawyzeyah. Jazakamullahu khairan to those who corrected and added to the above compilation. May Allah make us of those that oft turn to Him in Dua. Ameen
  6. My Mum Is Very Ill

    Above taken from:- "alinaam.za/library/sickness2.htm"]alinaam.za/library/sickness2.htm[/url]
  7. My Mum Is Very Ill

    SICKNESS - A MERCY FROM Allah (2) by Moulana Shu'ayb Ahmad Jeebhai Virtues and Etiquette of visiting the sick It is a Sunnah of our Beloved Nabi Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) to visit the sick. We should always visit those who are sick because it helps us to reflect and take heed, as those who are ill are close to Allah Ta'ala. We have only to consider that the sick person has no one to call but Allah, nothing to reflect on but Allah, and his condition reminds us of the blessing of health. Hadrat Abu Moosa (Radhiallaahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'Visit the sick, feed the hungry and free those who are imprisoned (unjustly).' (Sahih Bukhaari) Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radhiallaahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, " On the Day of Qiyaamah, Allah Ta'ala will announce: O son of Aadam, I was sick yet you did not visit me. He will reply, 'O Allah, how could I have visited You since you are Rabbul 'aalameen?' Allah Ta'ala will say: Did you not know that so and so slave of mine was sick, and yet you did not visit him? Should you have visited him you would have found Me by him." (Sahih Muslim) Hadrat Ali (Radhiallaahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'When a Muslim visits his sick Muslim brother in the morning, seventy thousand angels make dua for his forgiveness till the evening. And when he visits him in the evening, seventy thousand angels make dua for his forgiveness till the morning, and he will be granted a garden for it in Jannah.' (Tirmizi, Abu Dawood) Hadrat Anas (Radhiallaahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'When a person performs a proper wudhu (observing all its etiquette) and then goes to visit his sick Muslim brother with the intention of gaining sawaab, then he will be kept far away from the Fire of Jahannam by a distance equivalent of sixty years.'(Abu Daawood) Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radhiallaahu Anhu) relates that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'Whoever visits a sick person (for the pleasure of Allah), a caller from the skies announces: You are indeed blessed and your walking is blessed and you have (by this noble act) built yourself a home in Jannah.' (Ibn Maajah) Hadrat Ibn Abbaas (Radhiallaahu Anhu) relates: It is part of the Sunnah that when you visit a sick person, you should shorten your visit to him and make the least amount of noise (by him). (Mishkaat) On another occasion, our Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'The best type of visit to a sick person is when the visitor gets up to leave without delay.' (Bayhaqi) If we act upon these simple teachings, then the visitors to a hospital will no longer remain a problem for those who are in charge of the administration of hospitals. Hadrat Umm Salmah (Radiyallaahu anha) relates that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'When you visit a sick person or (go to the home of) someone who has died, then speak only what is good, for the angels say 'aameen' to whatever you will say.' (Sahih Muslim) Hadrat Abu Sa'eed Khudri (Radhiallaahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'When you visit a sick person, speak (to him about his age and his life) in a reassuring way.' (For instance, tell him, 'Alhamdulillah, your health has improved' or 'Inshaa Allah you will get better soon.') Saying this will not delay what is predestined, but it will certainly make him feel happy.'(Tirmizi, Ibn Maajah) Dua of a sick person is readily accepted Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said, 'When you visit a sick person, then tell him to make dua for you, because his duas are (accepted readily) like the duas of the Angels.' (Ibn Maajah) Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) has also said, 'The dua of a sick person is not rejected until he recovers from his sickness.' (Ibn Abiddunyaa) We should therefore not miss the opportunity to visit the sick and request them to make dua on our behalf. To Blow over a sick person and make dua for him Hadrat Aa'isha (Radiyallaahu anha) relates: Whenever anyone of us would become sick, Rasulullah ? would pass his right hand over the affected part of the sick person's body and recite the following dua: Azhibil ba'sa rabban naas washfi. Antash shaafee. Laa shifaa-a illaa shifaa-uk. Shifaa-al laa yughaa diru saqamaa O Allah, Lord and Sustainer of mankind, remove his difficulty and cure him. You are the only One who cures. There is no cure but Yours. Grant such (complete) cure that leaves no trace of illness. (Bukhaari and Muslim) Hadrat Salmaan (Radhiallaahu Anhu) says: Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) visited me when I was ill. When he was leaving he told me, 'O Salmaan! (and made this dua for me): Ka shafallaahu durrak. Wa ghafara zambak. Wa 'aafaaka fee deenika wa jasadik. May Allah remove your pain, forgive your sins, and grant you strength in your Deen and your health until your death. (Tabraani) Another Hadith has it that whoever visits a sick person whose moment of death has not yet come, and he recites the following dua seven times, Allah Ta'ala will certainly cure him of his sickness: As-alul laahal azeem. Rabbal arshil azeem. Ay yashfi yak I beg Allah the Almighty, the Owner of the Majestic Throne, that He should cure you. (Abu Daawood) Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) once visited a Muslim man who was sick. His voice was very feeble and he had become very weak and skinny. Seeing his condition, Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) asked him, 'What dua have you been making to Allah?' He said, 'Yes, I used to say: O Allah! Whatever punishment was in store for me in the Aakhirah, let it descend upon me now.' Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'Subhaanallah! You do not have the strength to bear it. Why do you not say this dua: Rabbanaa aatinaa fid dunyaa hasana taw wafil aakhirati hasana taw wa qinaa azaaban naar O Allah, our Lord and Sustainer, grant us good in this world and good in the Hereafter, and save us from the Fire of Jahannam. The narrator, Anas (Radhiallaahu Anhu), says that the man thereafter began to make this dua, and Allah Ta'ala cured him. (Musnad Ahmad) Hadrat Ibn Abbaas (Radhiallaahu Anhu) relates that when Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) would visit any sick person he would say: Laaba-sa tahoorun, Inshaa Allah Have no fear! If Allah wills, your sickness will purify you of your sins. (Sahih Bukhaari) Hadrat Aa'isha (Radiyallaahu anha) relates that whenever Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) would become ill, he would recite the Mu'awwizaat (Surah al-Falaq and Surah an-Naas) and then blow his breath over himself and rub his hands over his (auspicious) body. (Bukhaari and Muslim) She also says that when anyone in his family was sick, he would recite the Mu'awwizaat and blow onto the sick person's body. (Sahih Muslim) Hadrat Usmaan bin abil-Aas (Radhiallaahu Anhu) says that he once complained about pain in his body to Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) instructed him: Place your hand on the area of the pain and recite Bismillah thrice and say (the following) seven times: A'oozu bi'izzatillaahi wa qudratihi min sharri maa ajidu wa uhaaziru I seek protection in the might of Allah and His power from the evil of what I am experiencing and of what I am afraid. Usmaan (Radhiallaahu Anhu) thereafter says, 'I did this and Allah removed my pain.' (Sahih Muslim) Our beloved Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) has also said, 'Whoever sees somebody who is sick or in some hardship, and says the following dua will never be afflicted by that sickness or difficulty? Alhamdu lillaa hillazee 'aafaanee mim mab-talaaka bihee wafaddala nee 'alaa kaseerim mim man khalaqa tafdeelaa All praise is for Allah alone Who has saved me from what He has afflicted you with and greatly favoured me over many of whom He has created. (Tirmizi, Ibn Maajah) However, it should be recited softly and in a manner that the afflicted person is unable to hear it and does not get offended
  8. Ghandi

    well apparently neil armstrong was never muslim, and ghandi, a) Allahu A'lam B) who cares These things always go around and around and nobody ever finds out for sure, how will it help you as a person to know about these people and their religious status- bro move on and find somethign else to proccupy your time wiht alaikumu salam
  9. Promises, Promises

    very true, mashallah, we all need a reminder- when it comes to promises, people tend to speak before they think it out. may Allah forgive us inshallah. Ameen
  10. Why Should We Take Our Islam Seriously?

    i agree, its frustration when people don't take it seriously- and just what is serious, becuase the more you learn, the more you realise the less you know and the more you feel like you haven't achieved anything- in which case, you could never reach the true meanign of seriousness... also pigs are the only animals to be omnivores- they eat meat aswell as vegetation...and some cursed people of generations ago were turned into monkeys and pigs and these pigs and the like are their descendents. there is no compulsion in Islam, it actually doesn't have that many rules- but it appears that way, becuase the most common sense making ones are also put down- like you as a person know you should be nice and not evil and not to do certain things- so to make sure that your actions are nobody elses fault but your own, all the rules are written down. you know 1+1=2, but still its written down, incase you forget or you try to say otherwise to serve as a constant reminder, and realise that all good comes from Allah and bad trully comes from the hands of man, cause all the rules are there.
  11. Islam in Somalia

    well, lol it is the truth- to get an honest opinion, you just need to ask a non-somalian! the whole face mark thing occurs i think, cause i once saw it on a woman- but i have no idea why they do it- but apparently they do it from birth onwards- its all a load of shrik and fitnah, just like the somalians that wear hersi/talismans with a verse of the quran inside - as a necklace- like it will save them?!?!?! and the ones around the world who rub the quran on their body so that bullets will bounce off!?!?! I thought it was so absurd, no educated muslim could still think like that, until at my uni, when i said that the talismans were haram, i was told it was a debatable issue...... ya Allah save us
  12. Assalamu Alaikum Mashallah, you should always count your blessings that Allah brought you to the right path and that you also didn't become shia. YOu shouldn't think why me- but should be even more happy and amazed that of all the people who were ignorant of Allah, Allah chose to guide you, so remember to be always and continuosly grateful. May Allah make it easy for you inshallah. Ameen
  13. U.s. Soldier Turns Muslim M.c

    i'm sorry, but that is a rubbish excuse- regardless of what a person thinks- u should never get into the trap of saying, that ur concentrating on urself and its hypocritical to comment on it otherwise- well nobody ever attains perfection in matter especially not deen- but u strive for it. u r meant to share knowledge so if u find something is haram u should share it with others and speak out against it- regardless of were u r in iman- it becomes hypocritical when u start to encourage them and constantly tell someone to leave this alone and do that when u urself aren't doing anything of the sort- and i would like to point out that actually nobody judged the guy or condemned him- u can't go around saying stuff like "i know its haram, but ...." its dangerous
  14. Islam in Somalia

    assalamu alaikum I have to say i don't really make the habit of talking to somali people- i have an inherent dislike towards many as i have yet to come accross good ones. So many easily stray from Islam, becuase they have grown up in a muslim country and go with the flow and then when they come to a non-muslim country, they just follow the trend. one girl- the only somalian i ever met of my own free will ( as opposed to being one of my mum's friends kids) on the bus, said she had grown up in yemen and couldn't beleive how bad kids were to their religion- no lie, but a month later- the hijab was worn asian style (hair sticking out stylishly) and a shovel of make up- and when i asked what had happened- she just laughed- i know its sweeping generalisation, but i find it incredulous and funny to hear of honest, proper practising somalian muslims. the funniest thing was when i was waiting for the bus and i could tell they knew no english and had only recently come to the country whereas i have been here since forever and they were talkign loudly about me saying derogatory things because i was apparentlytrying to be english- not once considering maybe i grew up here and thats why i spoke to people in it- always love the fact that they assume i am a recent addition to britain as i dress in an Islamic way and they can't beleive that someone who has been here so long would try to reject the non-muslim way of dress-we are lucky in the case that you get more reward for sticking to Islam in a non-muslim country- and inshallah it will be easier for us when we move to a muslim country. for us inshallah it can only get better whereas for them they think its a better position to be non practising. All i honestly care about is doing well for the sake of Allah, thats why i decided to study medicine, so i can help and relieve the suffering of muslims in the world regardless of nationality- although somalians find it odd that i wouldn't give them preferential treatment ( i mean why should i- it should be priority of medical attention- right?) as for somalian girls saying why do they need to wear a hijab as Islam comes from the heart- that is a belief that all people have- and not just somalians- one girl in my old college used to say she didn't want to wear the hijab as nobody would let her into medical school and she wouldn't get a job- whereas i beleive if they wouldn't accept me on those terms then i wouldn't want to go there anyway- and the irony is i got in and she didn't. but she also did beleive that you could only properly practise Islam with a hijab- and were only held accountable for actions if wearing a hijab- like when we were sat in hyde park in london once and a dog came near me and she said it didn't matter, if it touched her, but it did matter if it touched me- and no she wasn't somali, she was kuwaiti, so lots of muslims have odd thoughts about their own religion, which we have to help to readress.
  15. Islam in Somalia

    alaikumu salam lol- i tried to work out how you can edit a post- but i didn't know- if anyone knows and could tell me, i would appreciate it :smile: