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Have Book But Knowledge Is Lost

Imam Ahmed narrates that Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said regarding something: “That would happen when knowledge is lost.” One of the Sahabah asked, “O Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), how could knowledge be lost when we have studied the Quran, we are teaching it to our children and our children will teach it to theirs.” Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Woe to you! I thought you were one of the most learned men of Medinah. Can’t you see the Jews and Christians are not benefiting even though they have their scriptures (Torah and Injeel) right with them?” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 19, 2015 in Islam


Consequences for Defaulters

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If a person does not pay Zakah on his properties, then Allah will put huge serpents around his neck [on the Day of Judgement].” Then he read its corroboration from the Quran [Surah Aal-e-Imran, Ayat 180]: “Let not those who are miserly with what Allah has bestowed on them of His bounty think that it is good for them; no, it will be worse for them. Soon will the things which they covetously withheld be tied around their necks on the Day of Judgement.” [Ibn Majah]

Is there any tax in the world that is only two and a half percent?

We may be paying 30% of our hard earned income to the government, and if we evade this tax, could face confiscation of all our property and prison time. Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) asks us only to return 2.5% of what He gave us in the first place!

We understand that there will be consequences to face if we evade the man-made laws of this world, then why should there be no consequences if we evade the laws of our Creator.

Calculate and pay your Zakah. Then try to give at least as much in Sadaqah as well, to cover up for any shortcomings in your payment of Zakah, and for the reward of Sadaqah. Together the two would make up 5% of your savings and the worth of your assets. It’s worth it!

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Posted by on September 25, 2013 in Islam



Remember Death Twenty Times a Day

Aisha (radi Allahu anha) asked the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “O Messenger of Allah, will anybody rise with the martyrs?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “He will rise with them who remembers death twenty times a day.” [Ihya Ulum-Id-Deen]

The reason for this good fortune of rising with the martyrs is that the remembrance of death keeps him far away from this world of deception and compels him to prepare for the next world.

  • He spends little money on the things of this world because when he remembers death and imagines that he might die in a few hours he sends his money to his home in the Hereafter instead, by spending it in the path of Allah. You will not see him in fancy clothes, extravagant surroundings, or expensive cars.

    You will not find him playing games and entertaining himself because when he feels the need to unwind he remembers death and finds solace in talking to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) instead.

    He who remembers death considers how little is the time he has to perform good deeds and repent for his mistakes. So he can’t be bothered with holidays and parties and photographs.

    He who remembers death lives his life in a state of preparedness to meet death and so will be raised with the martyrs on the Day of Resurrection and will enjoy the favours that are reserved for them, inshaAllah.

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    Posted by on September 9, 2013 in Islam



    Az-Zaahir – The Manifest One

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    Posted by on November 30, 2012 in Islam


    Read about healing using false superstitious methods (Amulets, Taweez, Lucky Charms, and more) …

    Assalamu-Alaikum and Greetings !

    The article below sheds light on the bad practice of using amulets (referred to by other names such as Tamimah, “Taweez”, Lucky charms, etc.) for healing purposes and also for prevention of bad omens. Many Muslims, unfortunately, still mistakenly believe in such practices even though it is considered as a major act of shirk in Islam.

    This is an issue, therefore, that we should take seriously because as we know, any act of shirk (associating others with Allah) puts one out of the fold of Islam.

    The article below covers excerpts from a sermon that was delivered by a renowned Islamic scholar. It covers some of the issues related to this topic. As you read through it, ensure that you pay attention to the ahadith of the prophet on this matter.

    If you know others who may be mistakenly engaging in such practices or believe in them, do forward this E-mail to them as well.

    Healing using false superstitious methods (Amulets, Taweez, Lucky Charms, and more)

    The following sermon was delivered by Shaikh Abdul-Aziz bin Abdullah bin Hasan AlShaikh and addresses the misguidance of people wearing Tamimah (also referred to by names such as amulets / Taweez / talisman, etc.) for the purpose of healing or preventing problems. As we can see that such acts are not only prohibited, they constitute Shirk, which is the worst forms of sin and puts the person out of Islam.

    – Start of the sermon text:

    Allah the Exalted said:

    “And if Allah touches you with harm, there is none who can remove it but He, and if He intends any good for you, there is none who can repel His Favour which He causes it to reach whomsoever of His slaves He wills. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.” (10:107)
    Click on the the following links below to read the posts.

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    Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Islam


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    Rumi -“A star”

    “A star”

    Please do not remove the logos To download the cards in original size and quality clic on “download” on the left near each card in the album – Feel free to use the cards and share with your friends – – Rumi is best known as a poet to the Western worl…d, but he was also a Sunni Muslim Islamic Jurist, a theologian and sufi mystic. His works were written 13th century ‘New Persian’. Persian was a language used by educated people all over the Middle East: from Spain to India. As such he was using the ‘English’ of the time. No wonder his works cross national and ethnic borders then. His popularity has ensured translations of his works into local languages all over the Muslim world: from Urdu and Bengali to Arabic and Turkish languages. In the past decades his popularity has spread to the West. Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi has influenced not only Persian literature, but that in many other Muslim cultures as well. Again: South Asia, Turkic languages, Arabic and the West. He’s sometimes even considered the most popular poet in America. Born in what’s now Tajikistan, then part of the Persian empire, in 1207. Rumi traveled the Persian world and ended up in what’s now Turkey where he passed on in 1273. His Mevlana Sufi order (famous for the whirling dervishes) is still strongest in Turkey. One of the reasons for his current popularity is that Rumi was tolerant of all religions, and stressed love and charity in his teachings. The ultimate goal of his Sufi mysticism was unity with the Beloved, Allah. See more
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    Posted by on July 28, 2011 in Islam, Video



    My Forelock is in Your Hands

    The Hadith:

    The Prophet peace be upon him says: (O my God, I’m your servant son of your male servant and female servant, my forelock is in your hands, passing in me your rule, fair on me your judgment, I ask You by each name You called Yourself or You wrote in Your book or You taught to one of Your creatures or You hid for Yourself, to let the Quran be the spring of my heart and the light of my sight and the going of my sorrow) He said peace be upon him: (no one ever says these words when he is sad but God removes his sadness and replace it with happiness) So the people asked the Prophet do we have to learn these words? He replied 😦 yes, who heard them should learn them). [Narrated by Ibn Hibban in Al Raqaeq and by Imam Ahmed Bin Massoud]. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Posted by on July 9, 2011 in Islam


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