Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
I was sat with a friend during the retreat of the last ten days of Ramadan in the masjid. On the last day, we were silent for a few moments, and then we both began to look at the clock; as the seconds ticked by. Checking our watches, we found out that there was only a minute left of Ramadan. He said let’s make the most of it and we recited the Chapter of Purity (112) three times to get the reward of one Quran recited. Then when the fast was over, he looked at me in the eyes and said, "It’s over, Ramadan is over." This really shocked me that the time was now over and I felt that I had not taken advantage of the time. Did I use the time well? This thought plagued me like snake running under my skin. I wanted to go back and start the month again and do more than what I did. Once the time has gone that is it, it's not coming back.
We were thinking about adding another note about Ramadan, but all it would be is a repeat of what we have said before. That was until we began to ponder something that Sheikh Yahya Rhodus quoted from a scholar, about sins in Ramadan. The scholar had said that one of the possible reasons for sins was that the footsteps of satan were still there and the person was following these footsteps as he was accustomed.During Ramadan any sins that are committed are not the fault of the satan, but the fault of the Self/Naafs. This can be scary, that a person’s sins are all his fault, yet if he is accustomed to committing sins then he continues.
His self needs to break this chain, but can he? Now that the excuse of blaming satan for our sins is gone, who else do we blame? We have been given a great opportunity to break this cycle, to break this habit and to start a new habit, a good habit. It’s a great chance to free yourself from being in a place and doing something sinful.
It is one of the most difficult things to free yourself from sins at first, but later this becomes easy; changing the bad habit into a good habit.The Nafs is the greatest enemy of man and in this month you can learn more about the self than any other month in the year. All its faults are clear and it’s scary to see all these faults; but now you know what is coming from your self and what is coming from satan. So prepare yourself for when satan comes back!
Today may be the last day of Ramadan and like last minute Eid shopping, we need to strike a bargain. How about you give one pound and you'll get ten pounds back, sounds like a good deal to me! There is a divine narration that states, "Spend, son of Adam and you will be spend upon." This is not a bet, this is not a secret, this is known by all. Allah (Mighty and Majestic) will repay us better than we could imagine. We are not saying to make things difficult for yourselves, no, just give out the money that is spare and not needed for food and other essential needs. Then again a smile is charity and it’s very cheap!
Please make a supplication for this lost soul and inshallah, I'll try to make the most of this Ramadan before it’s over. Tomorrow could be the last day of Ramadan for 2008 and after that, it is not coming back!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
“Say: ’O mankind, I am the Messenger of God to you all, of Him to whom belongs the kingdom of the heavens and of the earth. There is no god but He. He gives life, and causes death. Believe then in God, and in His Messenger, the Prophet of the common folk, who believes in God and His words, and follow him; haply so you will be guided.”
I read the following passage of the Quran and it made we wonder about the possible meanings of this verse. I wanted to see what scholars understood by this verse so I headed for the exegeses.
In the book Islam: religion of life (A. Wadud) the author translates part of this as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “I am the Messenger of God now sent to you, and to humanity at large.” Now let us take a glimpse at other commentaries.
Al-Tabari states in his Jami Bayan fi Tasfir Al-Quran, “The Exalted informs the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), O Muhammad say, to all mankind, “I am the Messenger of God to you all.” Not to just some, excluding others, like the previous messengers who were sent to some not others. As truly his message was not for some excluding others rather his message was for everyone."
Ibn Ajibah states in Al-Bahr Al-Madeed fi Tafsir Al-Quran Al-Majeed, “The Truth mighty and majestic proclaims, “Say,” O Muhammad, “I am the Messenger of God to you all.” To the red, the black, non Arab , the Arab, the peoples and the jinn are specified in this call.” See later note for the meaning of red and black."
Al-Shanqiti states in Adowa Al-bayan fi Tafsir Al-Quran, “The Exalted ordered him to say, “O Mankind, I am the Messenger of God to you all.” This blessed passage clarifies that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was sent to mankind and there are many passages which clarify this further."
Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “Allah sent Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) to the red and the black.” What this means is all the colours of all the nations not specific to one nation and one colour, all colours and creeds. Ibn Kathir confirms this and adds that the Arabs and the non-Arabs are also addressed here.
These are more Quranic Passages for you to ponder
Sura Saba 34:28
“And We have not sent thee (O Muhammad) save as a bringer of good tidings and a warner unto all mankind; but most of mankind know not.”
Sura Criterion 25:1
“Blessed is He who sent down the criterion to His servant, that it may be an admonition to all creatures.”
Tafsir Jalalaan confirms that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is being addressed here.
I wish to now turn to the prophetic narrations that were included in some of the commentaries that we have previously read.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Whoever of my nation hears about me, be they Jewish or Christian and does not believe in me; will not enter paradise.” Muslim
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “I was given five things that no one was given before; I was sent to the red and the black, the Earth was purified place of prostration for me, I was given victory over my enemy through fear over a month’s travelling distance and I can partake in the spoils of war. It was said, ask and it is given and my intercession is concealed from my nation.” (Muslim 521 and Ad-Dayrami 2468)
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “I am the master of humanity on the Day of Judgement.” (Bukhari 4812, Muslim 194)
Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Am I not the beloved of Allah and I do not boast. I am the bearer of the flag of praise, on the Day of judgement that Adam and others will be underneath and I do not boast. I am the first intercede and the first intercessor on the Day of judgement and I do not boast. I am the noblest of the first and the last and I do not boast.” (Al-Tirmidhi 3616)
Doha Al-Ma’ali states that, “He was the first Prophet created and the last one testified.”
All the evidence is clear that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is the first and the last prophet. He is a prophet for all nations, all colours, all races, all nationalities, all tribes. He is not a Prophet confined to neither people nor place, he is a prophet for all times and all places. The time in which we will find out how important he is on the day of judgement.
All his nations will beg for him to intercede for them this is when we shall truly know the meaning of his prophethood. We shall see the one who shall forgo his own concerns for us the believers, he wants us to be safe. This is a day so terrifying that the mother will drop their children and the children’s hair will turn white. On that day he will help us and come to help us when we cannot even help each other. This is the meaning of the Quranic passage,
“We have not sent you, save as a mercy unto all beings.” (The Prophets 21:107)
During the lifetime of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) Jews and Christians became Muslim, why? Those religions became abrogated when Islam came and this lead to the end of those messages. Islam is the completion of the prophetic legacy, prophethood began and finished with the same name. As all the Prophets began in the name of Allah and finished in his praise.
We should now consider that we are around people of who are not Muslim and we must know that we have a responsibility to deliver the message of Islam. Many of us have failed in this, we have failed to reach them. The fact we are Muslim means we have to deliver this message to the people, no matter who they are.
There are two groups of his nation the people of the call and the people who are to be called. We must begin to call those who are in need of this religion more than then could possibly imagine.
Every meeting with any non-Muslim we must ask ourselves are we presenting Islam in it best light. One of the worst things a Muslim can do is curse a non muslim, in pride out their Islam and contentment, their disbelief is something that a Muslim should never be happy about. Yet, we walk the streets and curse the people for the way they dress or what they say, is this the Sunna? Would the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) do this, did he do this? Did he ever have so much pride that he was happy and content in others disbelief? Never.
This action is not coming from him, it is coming from us and this is the worst thing. We pretend to be representing Islam yet we act worse than non Muslims, how will they ever see the beauty of Islam when we do this? How will they see the beauty of the character of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) when we do follow it ourselves? All we do is increase the gap between them and Islam. Then whose fault is it? Our fault, we did not portray Islam as it should be and we have more than one sin upon us. There is a ruling in the principles of Jurisprudence, contentment of disbelief is disbelief. So who are the disbelievers when we are happy about their disbelief? How dangerous is this?
Am I presenting Islam correctly? Whether we like it or not, people will get an impression of Islam and Muslims from meeting us.
We must help those people who have made a sometimes long, arduous journey to Islam and not look at these people as different, because it does not matter who we insult, we insult a member of the nation of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
If I was to speak about myself then I would be able to fill books about the times that I put people off Islam. This is due to my ignorance, anyone can be Muslim and it does not matter who or where they come from. May Allah forgive me for limiting the religion, when Allah opened his religion for everyone. I should have had more insight, I think about it everyday, how I put someone off Islam. May Allah forgive me.
All praise is for Allah mighty and majestic and may peace and blessings of Allah be upon his final messenger Muhammad.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
If you click on this link http://www.quranexplorer.com/quran/ you can go through the Quran, in different scripts, reciters and translations.
Its an excellent tool for anyone wanting to review the Quran that they know or learn parts that they did not know.
Don't forget that a letter is worth more than ten this month! Enjoy.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Be serious about this and do not slacken, self study should be only for topics like history and then if you have a question would you go forward and ask.
It is very easy to get distracted, so be aware that satan does not like the fact that you are studying, so concentrate.
Repeat the same lessons until its part of you.
Do not eat too much or little, enough that will aid your studies, if its a particular food then eat it. I find chocolate slows my thinking down, it may be different for you, anything fresh is better.
Thinking about your lesson is better than doing it and forgetting about. On your way home ponder what you have studied as Imam Nawawi used to. Also talking about your lesson to others can help.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
What we wish to do here is examine some proofs and then explain them. So firstly we must state that the words Prophet and Messenger are the synomyns, in terms of language.
The definition of a Prophet is he;
1. Who receives revelation in this world from Allah (the Exalted)
2. Informs of the unseen; some of the past/present
3. His miracles manifest upon a challenge of prophethood
4. See Angels and speaks to them (Commentary Aqida Tahwwiyyah by Al-Madani and Jawhar At-Tawheed by Imam Al-Laqqani)
In terms of sacred law the difference between a Prophet and Messenger is; a Prophet backs up the previous message (he doesn't bring a new law nor is he ordered to convey it) and a Messenger brings a new law (he is ordered to convey it).
This is also one of the facts of a messenger/ prophet that they confirm the previous prophet/ Messenger.
Prophethood was passed from father to son, father to son, father to son.
So when the passage speaks about the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) not being a father of any of the men. This means that Prophethood ended; it stopped; the passing of prophetic chain has ceased.
The great lineage of the Prophets had come to an end and it was to travel no more. "Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but the Messenger of Allah and the Last of Prophets. And Allah has knowledge of everything." [Qur'an 33:40]"
Translated, Last of the prophets is خاتم النبين Khatam here is the active participle or Ism Fa'il which is the active participle in Arabic which means that a person is doing that action. Like a opener is fatih. Khatam can mean seal, stamp, make impervious, inaccessible, conclude, finish, terminate or last. (p.227 Hans Wehr Dictionary)
So we can take meaning last as it says here or we can take seal either way, we can understand the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is one doing the sealing, the one doing the finishing, the one concluding, the one making prophethood inaccessible, Prophethood began with him and ended with him. As He was the first Prophet created in the realm of the souls and the last one sent to mankind. (Dohw Al-Amali sharh ala Bad Al-Mali).
This is illustrated vividly in the following narration;
Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Certainly my example and the example of prophets before me is like the example of a palace, most elegant and most beautiful constructed by a person except with a blank space for a brick in one of its corners that made people (who were) going around it wonder and exclaim (in perplexion): “Why is there no brick inlaid here?!” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “I am that brick and I am the last of the prophets.” (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, p.501 and; Sahih Muslim, Vol. 2, p.248)
The following illustrate this further; Amir b Sa'd b. Abi Waqqas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported on the authority of his father that the Messenger of Allah (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) addressing 'Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) said, "You are in the same position in relation to me as Aaron was in relation to Moses although there is no prophet after me." Sa'd said: I had an earnest desire to hear it directly from Sa'd, so I met him and narrated to him what (his son) Amir had narrated to me, whereupon he said, "Yes, I did hear it." I said, "Did you hear it yourself?" Thereupon he placed his fingers upon his ears and said, "Yes, and if not, let both my ears become deaf." (Bukhari Book #031, Hadith #5913)
Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Prophet (peace and blessing of Allah said, "The tribe of Israel used to be ruled and guided by prophets: Whenever a prophet died, another would take over his place. There will be no prophet after me, but there will be Caliphs who will increase in number." The people asked, "O Prophet of Allah! What do you order us (to do)?" He said, "Obey the one who will be given the pledge of allegiance first. Fulfil their (i.e. the Caliphs) rights, for Allah will ask them about (any shortcoming) in ruling over those who Allah has put under their guardianship." (Bukhari Book #56, Hadith #661)
Jubair bin Mutim (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "I have five names: I am Muhammad and Ahmad; I am Al-Mahi through whom Allah will eliminate infidelity; I am Al-Hashir who will be the first to be resurrected, the people being resurrected there after; and I am also Al-'Aqib." (i.e. There will be no prophet after me)." (Bukhari Book #56, Hadith #732)
Saad (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) set out for Tabuk. Appointing 'Ali as his deputy (in Medina). 'Ali said, "Do you want to leave me with the children and women?" The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Will you not be pleased that you are to me like Aaron is to Moses? But there will be no prophet after me." (Bukhari book #59, Hadith #700)
It is narrated by Uqba bin Aamer, (Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “If there could ever be a prophet after me, indeed Umar bin Khattab would have been such”. (At-Tirmidhi, Vol. 2, p.209)
There are more hadith on this but I wanted to stop at this point making it very clear that no Prophet could follow him and then what about the station of Messenger?
Is the station of Messenger still open seen as prophethood is ended?
The term Prophet and Messenger are used interchangeably in the Quran and you can see this clearly when you look at the examples of the way in which the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bestow peace and blessing upon him) is mentioned, using both terms.
For a Messenger to come there needs to be a new law, there is no new law to come, the Shariah is the final law for mankind.
“Truly the religion with Allah is Islam.” The Family of Imran 3:19
Allah said, "Whoso desires another religion than Islam, it shall not be accepted of him; in the next world he shall be among the losers." The Family of Imran 3.85
"Muhammad is a Messenger of Allah." 48:29
"Today I have perfected your religion for you, and I have completed My blessing upon you, and I have approved Islam for your religion." The Table spread 5:3
These are proofs that no other religion could appear nor could another Messenger come with a new message after the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) his law is final and conclusive.
To further prove this see the following hadith:
The Prophet of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) affirmed, "The chain of Messengers and Prophets has come to an end. There shall be no Messenger nor Prophet after me." (Tirmidhi, Musnad Imam Ahmad, Marwiyat-Anas bin Malik)
So there is no possibility of another Prophet or Messenger to come after Muhammad (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him).
What about Jesus (upon him peace)?
Jesus (upon him peace) will return to kill the Antichrist and re-establish the sacred law before the end of time. He will follow the law of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and will not bring about new message he will affirm the previous Message.
Also note he is not a new prophet, he was a prophet before and now he is coming again. Therefore he is not bringing anything new he is affirming and this is an exception to the normal rule of the prophets. And as any Arabic student will tell you there is always an exception to the rule!
The Prophet of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Allah the Almighty has sent unto the world no Prophet who did not warn his people about the appearance of the Imposter (Al-Dajjal). I am the last in the line of Prophets and you are the last community of believers. Without doubt, then, Anti-christ shall appear from amongst you." (Ibn Majah, Kitabul-fitan, bab:Dajjal).
What about Ibrahim the son who passed away?
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had three sons all of whom died in childhood or in Ibrahim's case a few months after birth. We said before that Prophethood passed from father to son.
Now there is a narration that the Prophet said,لو عاش لكان صديقاً نبياً
"If Ibrahim had lived he would be a truthful prophet."
Reported by Ibn Majah chapter on funerals no. 1511.
First of all according to Yahya ibn Ali Al-Shawkani this is a forged narration. (Siddiqqi Hadith literature p.212)
Some people use this as proof that prophethood could have passed on. Lets examine the words, لو lo means you are wishing for something that you know could never come true. For example I could say; If only today was Friday but I know that today is Saturday and that could not be Friday because that has gone. In either case the hadith is rejected.
Also ponder that the outward of this narration contradicts the Quran passage saying that he is not a father of any of the men. So normally if there is a contradiction of hadith and Quran we either join them or look for an explanation like what we have explained above. So in any case the hadith cannot be used a proof, at all.
Bukhari narrates that Ibn Abu Awfa said, "If there could be a prophet after Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) it would be his son but there is no prophet after him."
Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said, "He means that if he was not the seal of prophethood then his son would have been a prophet after him." (Tafsir Al-Khateeb As-Sharbini page.318)
This now cannot be understood in other way as it is proved beyond a shadow of a doubt.
The progeny of Muhammad (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) is from our lady Fatima (may Allah be pleased with her) and our master Ali (may Allah be pleased with him). So there was no passing on of Prophethood as it has ceased. And all the Prophet's (may Allah bestow peace and blessings be upon him) children who had offspring died in infancy.
We have proved that the stations of prophethood and messengership have both ended. It ended with His message, it was not passed on nor was there a new message. No one can now claim that they are a prophet or a Messenger, they cannot claim that they are bringing a new message or following a message previous to Islam. So from the Prophet Muhammad's (may Allah bestow peace and blessings be upon him) time until the day of judgement, all claims of prophethood are false and baseless.
Disbelief is defined as someone who rejects the Prophethood of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). (Jawhar Al-Kalamiyya Sheikh Tahir al-Jazaair chapter one). Those who do not affirm this cannot consider themselves Muslims.
This is a lie against Allah (the Exalted) and this is worst sin that anyone can do, do you really want to be caught out by God? This can only be an act of foolishness. I have not used all the evidences that I had, I have picked some and not others, so if you find other information that is appropriate to this subject then do not be surprised. This article refutes those who claim to follow another prophet in and outside Islam, as well as another messenger. As well as those try to fabricate a possibility which in itself is a rejection of the first Quranic verse presented and anyone who rejects a Quranic verse leaves the fold of Islam.
Imagine a relay race, there are several runners, each runner takes the batton and runs with it to the next runner who then takes it on to the next runner. This cycle continues until the final runner receives the batton, he takes it to to end of the race. This is likeness of prophethood, each one carried the light and passed it on until it came to a end when it was given to the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) and he completed it.
“Their intention is to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths. But Allah will complete His light, even though the disbelievers hate it” (Quran As-Saff 61:8)
Prophethood is not a station that someone can achieve, it is a station that someone is given. All claims of prophethood outside this are false and without truth.
Monday, September 08, 2008
They used to eat and start with Bismillah for the first morsel, then Bismillah Ar-Rahman for the second, then Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem for the third
To bring with three breaths
The sleep of a scholar is worship
Like the sleep of the faster
The most important thing about food that is halal
To partake in permissible food needs a lot of knowledge
Not just Bismillah and eat
Every tree in paradise says Subhanllah, La illah ila Allah, Allahuakbar – Praise be God’s, there is no deity except God, God is the greatest.
Wash your hands before food – this shows gratefulness and this will not prevent you from it later
As it states in the Quran, “If you are grateful, you will be given more.”
A date was found in the street the Prophet said, “If I was fearful that you were not alms I would’ve eaten you.” He gave it to his companions
When you eat say Bismillah – in the name of Allah
Don’t eat anything that you haven’t pronounced the name of Allah over
Imam Ghazali (may Allah be pleased with him) lived until he was 55 but benefited the Muslims immensely
When you are cooking pronounce the name of Allah
“I eat and I pray,” said Imam Sharwadi, this means his eating and prayer, he was in the same state – worship
Mention your Lord, mention Allah, mention the Prophet (Peace and blessings f Allah be upon him)
Use the supplications after you finish eating
Etiquettes of food
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah upon him) told Ali (may Allah be pleased with him), “Put salt in your food because it is a cure for seventeen illnesses.”
Its better to have many people eating
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah upon him) said, “The best of food is the one with the most hands.”
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah upon him) said, “I eat like a slave and I sit like a slave.”
When the companions would eat with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah upon him) they would wait until he would begin
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah upon him) said, “Eat, drink and give with your right hand because satan eats, drinks and gives with the left hand.”
To complain about food looses its blessing
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah upon him) said, “What a blessed sauce vinegar is, O’ Allah bless us by it, as it was the food of the Prophets before me, a house is not poor without it.”
The disobedient and the hypocrites are all Muslims, they are all Muslims
Saturday, September 06, 2008
People should not boast about anything
Why are you boasting about a mosquito wing? All of what you have is less than the worth of the mosquito wing
You are boasting until you visit the grave
The value of someone is in what they are good at
The sources of boast are manners and knowledge
Most people are children, even if they are young or old
Even if they boast about their lineage this is just about earth and water
Don’t put clothes on a small child, that are like the clothes of people who oppress and don’t make them buy something that they will harm their neighbours with – expensive bike, toys
The Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “If you buy fruit, bring it into your home secretly or gift some to your neighbours.”
Don’t be a child whether you are young or old
Nothing is worthy of boast is Taqwa - piety
Don’t speak indecently, speech with is not appropriate, do not cursing others
Cursing means to banish, removing people from Allah’s mercy
The only who is out of Allah mercy is the one who received the message, rejected it and died
It is not permissible to curse anyone except if the have died upon disbelief or someone we have text that allows us
Why would you waste time cursing the devil? Praise Allah and you will be rewarded
Say Alhumdillah fills the scales
Don’t be someone who curses him openly and follows him secretly
Its better for you to refuse him
Keep your tongue busy – make it virtuous
Its better to keep your month closed
There are two sets of speech one is rewarded and one is punished
Do not lie, it’s a grave matter and it leads to corruption – it darkens the face in this word and the next
Don’t swear an Oath don’t say Wallah – I swear by Allah (or by the Quran)
Imam Shafi, said, “I never swore by Allah whether I was telling the truth or lying.”
Avoid theft and treacherousness
Children should be taught how stealing is bad, if small matters are overlooked then they will get worse when they grow up
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)
Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) was about to punish a persons for stealing, the man said, “O’ Prince of the believers, forgive me this is the first time that I have stolen.” Umar said, “Allah does no not disgrace the servant for the first time, you have done it before.”
Stealing is disgrace in this world and the next
Never betray anyone
Don’t looking in their bag, room or house without permission
Leave their secrets don’t expose them, treacherousness
When someone looks around, he is giving you a secret
Don’t betray someone who betrayed you
Safety is in truthfulness
Work for your afterlife as you are going to die tomorrow and work for the dunya as if you are going to life forever - This means put of the dunya because you will not miss anything from it
Be avid about starting the prayer with the Imam
Greed is a type of insanity
Contentment is comfort and ease
The only thing a slave should be greed about is Allah, they should have a desire for Allah Subhanu wa ta’ala
When you take something with contentment it is blessed
Something taken in greed brings unease
Protect oneself from debate and see the merit in silence
You don’t curse women who are unclothed because you don’t know their end
Someone asked the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) teach me something that if I do Allah and the people will love me, He said, “Abstain from the world, Allah will love you, abstain from what people have, the people will love you.”
If someone curses someone it goes to heaven and then comes down to that person if it doesn’t stick to them and returns to the person who said it
If a person curses the world, the world says may Allah curse the one who disobeys his lord
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) prohibited people from keeping cursed animals – because they would receive that curse
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “No one filled a worst vessel that the stomach.”
Someone who sleep with his hands are dirty then let him blame himself
He should be eat the same in a group as he is alone
Let him eat what is permissible
People who eat food from that they are not invited, he is eating haram food
Don’t look down on food that is given to them
If a person who knows that they will be pleased if you eat then
Its Sunna to accept an invitation
We have to act upon them
All your deeds are based upon the food that you have taken, much attention must be taken over food
It will be easy for you to worship
Leaving one morsel of food is beloved that worshipping in the night – this is to overcome your desire
The companions used to say, “We don’t know whose sin is worse, someone who looks down in what’s been to them and one looks down on what they have deems
It insignificant to give it to others.”
Servants should be fed from the food that they have brought or cooked
Use the sunnas of eating and drinking
Praise be to God who fed us, quenched our thirst and made us Muslims
Someone who said this, his previous sins were forgiven
Someone should remove the food that is still on their hands – let him wash it before he sleeps – he could be inflicted by something
Its offensive to swallow something that you removed from your teeth until you did it yourself
Filling the stomach with halal is the beginning of evils, how would it be with haram?
The Prophet Yahya (upon him peace) said to the Iblees, “Did you have any keys against me?” “Yes, once you ate extra dinner and were satiated then we made you miss the prayer.” “I will never eat until I am satiated after that.” Iblees said, “I will never give advice to anyone after that.”
Oh strange is the person who eats little with people and a lot at home, they are like show offs in their prayer
Someone who eats laughing is the same as person who eats crying
If the world was purely blood, Allah would keep what kept a believer alive permissible
Don’t give salam to someone who are eating because they might choke returning salams
If your invited its okay, give salam
If you have a good intention then its okay but otherwise avoid
A pious man light a thousand candles for his sons wedding, a man said, “O’ Sheikh maybe you have been excessive, all of these candles, only some would’ve enough.”
“Okay, blow out every candle that I lit for other than Allah.” He tried to blow out the candles and he couldn’t do it to a single one. He said, “Excuse me, I didn’t know your state with Allah, your candles I cannot blow or pat out.”
Ibrahim (upon him peace) once had a polytheist who pronounced the name of his gods over the food, Ibrahim (upon him peace) told him to go away and then Allah revealed to Ibrahim (upon him peace) that, “My slave came and you did not show him hospitably he disbelieves in me and I have not withheld food from him for one day and you cannot feed him for one day?” Ibrahim (upon him peace) called him back and told him he had been reproached by him and the man was amazed, “Your Lord who I reproached you on my account? I believe in him.”
Someone who walks to food that he was not invited to has eaten haram and harmed people
The host should bid the guest farewell
The man who owns the house should lead the prayer
The Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to bring what was readily available to his guests
The reason for clothing is to cover the nakedness and protect oneself from the elements
Sufyan at-Thawri wore some clothes upside down and then he was told he was wearing it upside down – when he found it he refused to put it on the right way because his initial intention was to wear clothes for the sake of Allah, why should he change it for people?
Don’t we wasteful or excessive
Many of the pious would wear a patched garment to copy the Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)
Habibs father had a tear on the back of his clothes, he said I don’t see it – in other words it didn’t concern him
The various aspects that are followed are to emulate those who preceded them
O’Allah do not make us weapons that will make us enemies to the nations and free us from servitude from other than you.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008
In the name of Allah, the most merciful, most generous
الوزن الفعل The Patterns of verbs
This was put together by a student from information given by a teacher.
Arabic verbs have forms or patterns which change or add to the meaning of the original meaning. This is a text that gives the pattern of the first ten forms of the Arabic verbs. This is culled from a text that was given to me but I longer have a copy of; so this gives the understanding of the verb.
The verb is given with its past tense, present tense, gerund, active participle and passive participle or
فعل الماضى, المضارع , المصدر , اسم الفاعل , اسم المفعول
فَعَلَ, يَفعُلُ , فِعلٌ , فَاعِلٌ , مَفعُولٌ
Regular verbs describing actions, he did, she wrote etc
فَعَّلَ , يَفَعِّل , تَفعِيلٌ/تَفعِلَةٌ , مُفَعِّلٌ , مُفَعَّلٌ
Causative verbs (verbs that cause an action) describing actions. i.e. Caused someone to study, he caused someone to do. It does not need an object, it is transitive.
فَاعَلَ , يُفَاعِلُ , فِعَالٌ/مُفَاعَلَةٌ , مُفَاعِلٌ , مُفَاعَلٌ
Verbs describing actions done to someone but not returned , or continuity. He wrote but he did not write back, he watched someone but the other person didn't.
أَفعَلَ , يُفعِلُ , إِفعَالٌ , مُفعِلٌ , مُفعَلٌ
Verbs with concise meaning or making something possible. Meaning he expelled (or exiled) someone, or made someone present.
تَفَعَّلَ , يَتَفَعَّلُ , تَفَعُّلٌ , مُتَفَعِّلٌ , مُتَفَعَّلٌ
Verbs, where the subject of the verb and the action described by the verb implying, to distance oneself from something. This could mean a sense of distance from the verb for example "develop" could be or become developed, he avoided existing تخرّج , he distanced himself تَبَرَّأ , people gathered to
تجمّع الناس he gathered people.
تَفَاعَلَ , يَتَفَاعَلُ , تَفَاعُلٌ , مُتَفَاعِلٌ , مُتَفَاعَلٌ
Verbs where two subjects reciprocate in performing the same action (or feeling) described by a verb. Ie Helped one another, watched something, wrote to each other.
اِنفَعَلَ , يَنفَعِلُ , اِنفِعالٌ , مُنفَعِلٌ , ~
Verbs where the action described is perceived to have occurred on its own, something broke or a door closed on its own.
اِفتَعَلَ , يَفتَعِلُ , اِفتِعَالٌ , مُفتَعِلٌ , مُفتَعَلٌ
Verbs, that are in a sense reflexive. Describing an action done by oneself or by the subject to himself/itself. He moved himselfاِنتقل
, he realised
, he washed himself.
اِفعَلَّ , يَفعَلُّ , اِفعِلالٌ , مُفعَلٌّ , ~
Generally these verbs are describing an internal transformation, he turned red احمرّ , he became strong
اشتدَّ he became green.
اِستَفعَلَ , يُستُفعِلُ , اِستَفعَالٌ , مُستَفعِلٌ , مُستَفعَلٌ
These verbs are generally used to ask politely (or with humility) for something or someone to see the services of something, ask for forgiveness اِستغفر , he made used of something استمعل. Or it can be perceived as a request for something: i e مستشفاء hospital – seeking a cure.