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29-06-2004, 10:50 PM
BISMILLAHir RAhMAANIR RAHEEM
PLEASE DO NOT ABUSE - HANDLE WITH WUZU
KEEP SAFELY WITH WITH QUR'AAN
It is related from Hazrat Ata Bin Abi Ribah (R.A) that Rasulullah (S.A.W.) said: 'Whoever reads Surah Ya'seen in the beginning of the day, all his needs for that day will be fulfilled."
Many virtues of Surah Ya'Seen, are mentioned in the Ahaadith. It is narrated in one Hadith that "Everything has a heart, and a heart of the Qur'aan is Surah Ya'seen." Whoever reads Surah Ya'seen, Allah Ta'ala records for him a reward equal to that of reading the whole Qur'aan ten times.
According to another hadith, Allah Ta'ala recited Surah Ya'seen and Surah Taha one thousand years before the creation of the Heaven and the Earth, and on hearing this the angels said: Blessing is for that Ummat unto whom the Qur'aan will be sent down blessings is for the hearts which will bear (memorize it) and blessing is for the tongues which will recite it.
There is another narration which says: "Whoever reads Surah Ya'Seen for the pleasure of Allah only, all his previous sins are forgiven. Therefore make a practice of reading this surah over your dead."
30-06-2004, 05:42 AM
Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem
The purpose of this work is to provide the english reader with a view of the majority of issues which Islaam considers to be the best and most pleasing to God, Almighty.
1. Aboo Hurayrah (Radiallahu'anhu) narrated that Prophet Muhammad (Swallallahu 'Alayhi Wassallam) said:
"The best of you are those who live the longest and are the best in character."
Collected by Ahmad [S.J.S 3262].
2. Jaabir related that Prophet Muhammad (Swallallahu 'Alayhi Wassallam):
"The best of you are those who live the longest and are the best in deeds."
Collected by Ahmad and al-Haakim [S.J.S. 3263] and from 'Abdullaah ibn Busr by at-Tirmithee.
3. Aboo Bakrah mentioned that Prophet Muhammad (Swallallahu 'Alayhi Wassallam said:
"The best of people is he whose life is long and his deeds are good. While the worst of people is he whose life is long and his deeds are evil."
02-07-2004, 05:41 PM
Bismillahir Rahmaanir RAheem
what about my keyboard ... who is in perfect dhikr all the time ... what about me when i'm alone?
what about the letters on the screen ... who are dhikraying all the time ... what about me when i'm alone?
what about the electrons in the pc ... who are dhikraying all the time ... what about me when i'm sinning?
what do i expect when typing a key ... when the pc in itself especially the monitor cannot reflect anything by itself ... what about me when i look into mirrors?
what about my nose when i sniff ... when the oxygen i take in cannot keep me alive by itself ... what about me when i'm sniffing?
what about the birds when they are chanting His Glory night and day ... what about me when i'm lazy ... what about me when my provision has been arranged beforehand?
04-07-2004, 03:04 PM
Dua - Prayer
Recite Darood three times before and after dua
In The Name Of Allah, The Beneficient, The Merciful
O Allah, be graceful to us and accept whatsoever we ask in our prayers and readings.
O ALlah, protect us from the evil doings, protect us from evil thought, protect us from evil characters, protect us from evil society, protect us from the path of Your wrath.
O Allah, make us faithful unto You, and make us obedient unto You.
O Allah, make us follow the footsteps of our beloved Nabi (SAW).
O Allah, make us tread the path of the guidance set out by our Nabi (SAW).
O Allah, make us tread the glorious path of our great Saints.
O Allah, forgive all our past sins.
O Allah, we are shameful for our sins.
O Allah, forgive our sins which we commited knowingly, and those which we commited unintentionally.
O Allah, make our males and females performers of NAMAAZ.
04-07-2004, 05:46 PM
jazakallah Khair... inshallah@memorising surah yaseen
04-07-2004, 07:50 PM
:jazak: and Ameen to the duahs
05-07-2004, 08:33 AM
Almighty Allaah said:
"You are the best of people ever raised up for mankind; you command the good, forbid the evil and you believe in Allaah."
Soorah Aal 'Imraan (3): 110
Aboo Hurayrah (r.a) reported that Allaah's Messenger (STAW) said:
"The strong believer is better and Allaah loves him more than the weak believer, though there is good in both of them. Cherish that which benefits you, depend on Allaah and do not despair. If a calamity befalls you, do not say: 'If only I had done that, It would have been like that.' Say, Instead: Qadarullahi wa maa shaa'a fa'al [It is the destiny of Allaah and He does whatever He Wishes]. For, surely 'if' opens the door for Satan." Collected by Muslim (Sahih Muslim, vol.4, p.1401, no. 6441).
strength here refers to both spiritual strength and acquired physical strength.
What benefits in both this life and the hereafter are all the acts which are pleasing to God.
06-07-2004, 05:08 AM
Almighty Allaah said:
"Give full measure when you measure and weigh with an accurate balance. That is good and better in the end."
Soorah al-Israa (17):35
Almighty Allaah said:
"O believers, when the call for prayer is made on Friday, come to the remembrance of Allaah and stop doing business. That is better for you, if only you knew."
Aboo Durdah ibn Niyaar (r.a) said that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:
"The best earnings are (from) a blessed sale and the product of a man's own hands."
Collected by Ahmad and at-Tabaraanee in al-Kabeer [S.J.S 1126]
Aboo Hurayrah (r.a) reported that Allaah's Messenger (SAW) said:
"If one of you were to cut a bundle of firewood and carry it on his back [then sell it to earn his living], it would be better for him than begging someone who may or may not give to him."
Collected by-Bukhaaree (Sahih Al-Bukhari, vol.2, p319, no.549), Muslim (Sahih Muslim, vol.2, pp497-8, no.2267), and Maalik, (Muwatta Imam Malik, p.427, no.1823). See also Mishkat Al-Massabih, vol.1, p.390.
Note: A righteous sale accepted by Allaah is one involving permissible products as well as one free from any forms of deception.
Qubaysah ibn Mukhaariq reported that the Prophet (SAW) said that begging is only allowed in one of the following cases: a man takes on someone else's responsibility is allowed to beg until he raises the necessary amount, one whose wealth is lost in a calamity may beg until he has regained his footing; one who is poverty-striken is allowed to beg until he re-establishes himself, on condition that three intelligent people from his tribe bear witness that he is poverty-stricken. The Prophet (SAW) then said, "Begging under other than these three conditions, O Qubaysah, is haraam (forbidden) and the consumption of haraam." (Sahih Muslim, vol.2, p.498, no.2271 and Sunan Abu Dawud, vol.2, p.430, no.1636).
Thawbaan (r.a) stated that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:
"The best of Deenars is a Deenaar which a man spends on his family, a deenaar which he spends on his horse in Allaah's path and a deenaar which he spends on his companions in Allaah's path."
Collected by Muslim Sahih Muslim, vol.2, p.478, no.2180), at-Tirmidhee, and-Nasaa-ee, Ibn Maajah and Ahmad [S.J.S. 1103] See also Mishkat Al-Masabih, vol.1, p.410.
07-07-2004, 12:16 PM
i just wanted to bump the thread up because I think its really really so important to keep the heart at peace and alive.
07-07-2004, 06:07 PM
this is a hype thread... :)
and i agree, it's when your heart is at peace that it is guarded from sicknesses of the heart.
12-04-2005, 03:54 AM
May all our hearts find contentment and peace insh'Allah..
29-04-2008, 01:14 PM
12-05-2008, 09:43 AM
Wa 3alaykum Salâm wa ra7matulLâhi !
JazakAlLâhu khayran ! This is a very good post !
May AlLâh purify our hearts and fill them with His Love and obedience. Amîn.
25-05-2008, 08:53 AM
MAY ALLAH make our death place in madina amenn alhuma amenn
yusuf aki abduallah
14-10-2008, 04:46 AM
As salaamulaikum brother. that was beutiful to Allah belongs all the beutiful things in the world and to Allaha shall it return.
14-10-2008, 05:30 PM
Asalam O Alikum,
May Allah forgive us...
May Allah keep us in Peace...
I just came to know that my one relative in Germany is in Hospital... May Allah give her life... & she will get well as soon as possible.. InhaAllah
Asalam O Alikum.
25-10-2008, 12:54 AM
By Muzammil H. Siddiqi
President of Fiqh Council — North America
[Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower.](Aal `Imran 3:8)
Heart is a very important part of the human body. A lot depends on the heart: Not only our physical health, but also our spiritual and moral health depends on the soundness of the heart. Someone said rightly, "The problem of the heart is the heart of the problem." All problems, whether individual, familial, social, economic, political, national, or international, stem from the problems of the heart.
The heart indeed has a physical function, but there is no evidence to prove that it has no spiritual or moral functions. The soul probably resides in the heart or is attached to it. The soul is the inner dimension of our being. It is related to the body and mind as well, but it has its own existence, most probably, in or near the heart.
The heart is an amazing organ. I am not going to talk about the physical problems of the heart. That is a subject for cardiologists to discuss, but I shall talk about the moral and spiritual aspects of the heart.
In the Qur'an, the words qalb and fou'ad are used. The word qalb (plural qoloub) occurs 132 times and the word fou'ad (plural af'idah) occurs 16 times.
Qalbis used both in its physical and spiritual senses, while fou'ad is used more in the spiritual sense. Both mean heart, and the heart is the seat of awareness, consciousness, feelings, and thought. It could be good or bad, healthy or unhealthy.
Believers are required to pay special attention to their hearts. We pay attention to the physical health of our hearts; we should also pay attention to the spiritual and moral health of our hearts. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was quoted by Abu Hurairah as saying,
"Allah does not look at your bodies or possessions, but He looks at your hearts and actions."(Muslim)
Allah, of course, looks at everything and He knows everything, but the point of the hadith is that the real thing that matters to Allah is not whether you are young or old, tall or short, fat or skinny, white or black, Arab or non-Arab, rich or poor, upper class, middle class, lower class, etc. What matters in the sight of Allah is whether your heart is sincere, truthful, and honest or not and whether your actions are good or not.
Allah tells us in the Qur'an that He has prepared Paradise only for those who are good at heart, not those who have a strong family, power, or wealth,
[The Day when neither wealth nor children can help, but only he (will prosper) that comes before Allah with a sound heart. To the righteous, the Garden [ Paradise] will be brought near.] (Ash-Shu`araa' 26:88-90)
[And the Garden will be brought nigh to the righteous, no more a thing distant. (A voice will say,) "This is what was promised for you, for everyone who turned (to Allah) in sincere repentance, who kept (His Law), who feared (Allah) Most Gracious unseen and brought a heart turned in devotion (to Him): Enter you therein in peace and security; this is a Day of Eternal Life!' There will be for them therein all that they wish, and more besides in Our Presence.](Qaf 50:31-35)
Types of Hearts
From the spiritual and moral point of view there are different types of hearts. These types are related to their awareness and consciousness. In this respect, the Prophet is reported to have said,
"There are four types of hearts: a pure heart that shines like a lamp, the covered up and closed heart, the upside down heart and the mixed up heart. The pure heart is that of the believer. The covered up heart is that of the non-believer. The upside down heart is that of the hypocrite who knows and then denies. The mixed up heart is that in which there is both faith and hypocrisy. The example of faith in it is like a small plant that grows with good water and the example of hypocrisy in it is like a wound that grows with pus and blood. So whichever grows bigger takes over the heart." (Ahmad)
Diseases of the Heart
According to Imam Al-Ghazali in his book Ihyaa' `Uloum Ad-Deen [The Revival of Religious Sciences], every organ of our body has a function. When it fails to do its function, that's a sign of it being not well.
The function of the soul or the spiritual heart is to know its Creator, to love Him, and to seek closeness to Him. If the heart fails in this function, then we must realize that it is sick.
It is important to know the ailments that make the heart weak and sick. In the language of the Qur'an, it is not only the eyes that go blind, the hearts also become blind.
[Do they not travel through the land, so that their hearts may thus learn wisdom and their ears may thus learn to hear? Truly it is not their eyes that are blind, but their hearts that are in their breasts.](Al-Hajj 22:46)
The Qur'an tells in many places about the sickness of the hearts. Allah says [about the hypocrites] in the Qur'an:
[In their hearts is a disease, and Allah has increased their disease: And grievous is the penalty they (incur) because they are false (to themselves)](Al-Baqarah 2:10)
When the heart gets sick, it loses its desire and ability to do right and good deeds. This affects the morals and manners as well as the general behavior of a person.
What are the major diseases that affect the heart? What is there to do to take precaution? What are the cures in case one is affected with these ailments? Scholars have spoken about seven major diseases of the hearts:
1. Arrogance and conceit (kibr and ghurur)
2. Ostentation (riyaa')
3. Jealousy or envy, hate and deceit (hasad, hiqd, and ghish)
4. Suspicion (sou' azh-zhan)
5. Anger (ghadab)
6. Stinginess (bukhl)
7. Love of power, position, and fame (hub al-jah)
These are called "diseases of the heart" and they lead to major sins if they are not controlled and carefully treated. In the Qur'an and Sunnah and in the spiritual writings of Muslim scholars such as Al-Ghazali and Ibn Al-Qayyim, we find a lot of discussion on the treatment of these ailments.
Arrogance and conceit. These diseases stem from egotism and overestimation of oneself and one's abilities or merits. This leads sometimes to the denial of the Creator, as what happened to Satan.
The best treatment of this disease is to cultivate modesty. We have to remind ourselves always that we are the servants and slaves of Allah. We totally depend on Him for our being and existence.
Ostentation.This is called "hidden idolatry" (ash-shirk al-khafi). It is a desire to show off and seek praises from others. It takes away sincerity and seriousness to pursue one's goals and objectives. When a person becomes too much involved with ostentation, he or she becomes shallow and superficial. It may also lead to hypocrisy.
The best cure for it is to check the "intention" before any action. A believer must remind oneself that his or her work is for the sake of Allah alone.
Jealousy, envy, hate, and deceit. These diseases are due to lack of respect, mercy, and love for others. A jealous person does not like to see others happy, successful, and prosperous. Very often jealousy and envy lead to hate, deceit, and violence.
The best treatment is to have positive envy by competing with others in acts of goodness and use this as an incentive to achieve more and better goals.
Suspicion. This comes from lack of trust and confidence in others. Allah says in the Qur'an,
[Surely, suspicion in some cases is a sin. ] (Al-Hujurat 49:12)
Suspicion creates cynicism and takes away hope and optimism. Suspicious persons Suspicion creates cynicism and takes away hope and optimism. Suspicious persons or cynics are those who, when they see actions and hear some words that have the possibility of being positive or negative, focus on the negative and evil sides of the matter.
Suspicion sometimes leads to violence. It is good to be cautious and careful, but we must keep our attitude positive. If we want to be trusted, we must trust others as well.
Anger. This is given to people as a mechanism for self-defense. However, if it is not properly controlled, it becomes very destructive. In the hadith, it is called "fire." The Prophet said that when one gets angry, one is to change one's position (Abu Dawud). Imam Al-Ghazali said, "Love of Allah extinguishes the fire of anger."
Stinginess.This is a terrible disease. The Prophet taught us to seek Allah's refuge from stinginess. Stinginess stems from selfishness, materialism, and too much love of this world. It means lack of care and consideration for others. It holds people from fulfilling their duties and recognizing the rights of others. It leads sometimes to cheating and dishonesty. The Prophet said,
"Beware of stinginess. It destroyed many nations before you. It made them shed the blood of one another and misappropriate what was sacred."(Muslim)
Extreme desire for power, position, and fame.This is called in Arabic hubb al-jah. It is another major disease of the heart. This is also called in the Qur'an and Hadith as "love of this world" (hub ad-dunya). The Prophet was quoted as saying,
"Two hungry wolves in a herd of sheep are not as destructive and harmful as the love of the money and extravagance for the religion of a person."(Al-Tirmidhi)
The cure for this is to remind oneself always that this world is a test and trial, and that the real world is that of the hereafter.
Duties of the Heart
Rulings of Shari`ah — being obligatory (fard), recommended (mustahab), forbidden (haram), undesirable (makrouh), and permissible (mubah) — do not apply only to the external laws that we observe, they apply also to the internal matters of the heart. There are duties of the bodies, and there are duties of the hearts. It is thus:
1. obligatory for the heart to have sincerity, trust, awe, and reverence of Allah, as well as hope and repentance;
2. recommended to have contentment and satisfaction, humbleness, and the desire to be closer to Almighty Allah;
3. forbidden to have belief in the divinity of anyone other than Allah, and forbidden to doubt in Allah's existence or in the truth of His Prophets. It is also prohibited to show off and to show arrogant pride, jealousy, or hypocrisy;
4. undesirable to have desire for sinful acts, to feel too much attachment to worldly things;
5. permissible to like and care for worldly and material things without neglecting one's duties or committing anything that is forbidden.
According to many scholars, the following hadith contains one third of Islam:
An-Nu`man ibn Bashir reported that he heard the Prophet saying,
"Halal(things permitted by Allah ) is clear and haram (things prohibited by Allah) is clear and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which not many people know.
Thus, the Muslim who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his or her religion and honor, but the Muslim who falls into doubtful matters falls into that which is forbidden, like the shepherd who pastures around a boundary line ofa private pasture of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it.
Truly, every king has a boundary line [that is not to be crossed by others], and truly Allah's boundaries are his prohibitions. Truly, in the body there is a morsel of flesh that, if it be whole, all the body is whole, and that, if it be diseased, all the body will be diseased. This is the heart." (Al-Bukhari)
Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi is President of the Fiqh Council of North America
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