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  1. Originally posted by Nur: J is for Jannah I is for Islam H is for Happiness A is for Allah D is for Deen Seeking Jannah, through living in Islam, to attain permanent Happiness, by looking at Allah's Magnificnet Face, in the day of Deen ( Judgement) Nur Mashaa'Allah akhii Nur. Allaah yajziika kheyral jazaa' walaal, wa jacalaka Naasiru Sunnah!. Wasalaam
  2. ^^^^ Aaamiin wa iyaakum my dear brothers. Wasalaam
  3. Assalaamu Aleikum ikhwaanii. I got this from a website. The Aadaab of Seeking Knowledge. These are some points which should be taken into consideration when setting out to seek knowledge: 1. Have the correct intention The Prophet Muhammad said, “All actions are by their intentions” meaning all actions are judged according to the niyyah with which they have been done. So even if a good deed was done with a bad intention, it will not be accepted as a good deed because the intention behind it was bad. 2. Stay away from sins Staying away from sins is essential when seeking knowledge. The story of Imam ash-Shafi’i rahimahullah is very famous where he complained to his teacher Waki’ rahimahullah about his bad memory. So ash-Shafi’i says: “fa-arshadanee ila tark il-ma’aasi” “He advised me to leave the disobedient acts.” Al-Muhaddith, Allaamah Yusuf Binnouri rahimahullah mentions in his book, Ma’aarif us-Sunan that looking with an evil gaze weakens one’s memory. 3. Act upon what you have learnt It is essential that whatever is learnt, you should try your utmost to act upon it. It is said, “Knowledge without action is like a load without a carrier.” It is narrated in a hadith to the nearest meaning, “man ‘amila bi-ma ‘alim ‘allamahu-llaaha bi-ma lam ‘alim” “The one acts on what he has learnt, Allah will teach him that which he has not learnt.” So if we act on what we have learnt, even if it is very little, Allah will give us more. It is said that the thing Sayyidina Abud-Dardaa radiAllahu anh used to fear the most was that he would be asked on yawm ul-qiyaamah about what actions he did with all the knowledge he had learnt. 4. Stay away from the mushtabahaat in food and drink It is very important, especially in the student days to make sure that everything you eat is halaal, upto the point that even the things you are not sure about, you should leave them. The Prophet said, to the nearest meaning, “da’ maa yuribuk ilaa maa laa yuribuk” “Leave the things which put you in doubt for those things which do not put you in doubt.” It is narrated of Abdullah ibn Mubaarak rahimahullah that when he went from his home town to ash-Shaam, he borrowed a pen from somebody there. Later on, he forgot about this pen and returned home. When he had reached home, he remembered that he had borrowed a pen from somebody in ash-Shaam, so he travelled all the way back just to return the one pen. He said, “To give back one dirham which I am unsure about is more beloved to me than to spend 1000 daraahim in the path of Allah.” It was known of Sheikh Muzhaffar Hussain al-Kaadhlawi that during the time he was a student, he would only eat dry chapatti. When he was asked why he did not have anything with it, he replied that a mango sauce was usually put inside the gravy to give the flavour, and he was unsure regarding the bay’ of the mango orchards if they corresponded to the laws of the shari’ah, so for this reason he ate only dry chapatti. 5. Don’t be lazy in the mustahabbaat It is fairly common nowadays so hear, “Oh it is only mandub” or “It’s only sunnah, you don’t have to do it”. But the truth of the matter is that our a’maal are such that we cannot afford to lose out on a single sunnah, be it however small. Whoever thinks lowly of the aadaab and mustahabbaat, he will soon begin to think lowly of the sunnah. And whoever thinks lowly of the sunnah, he will soon begin to think lowly of the faraaid. And whoever thinks lowly of the faraaid and does not fulfil them, then surely he has lost the dunyaa and the aakhirah. 6. Be humble It is absolutely necessary to stay away from kibr in any form. Especially in this case, it is impossible to gain any beneficial knowledge without humility. It is said, “Humility is for the one from whom knowledge is learnt” so it is essential that especially with your teachers, and fellow pupils you adopt a humble attitude. 7. Tolerate all hardships in the way of knowledge with patience It was the way of the salaf that on the road of seeking ‘ilm, they would tolerate all kinds of difficulties with utmost patience, hoping only for a reward in the aakhirah. Sheikh Abdul-Fattaah Abu Ghuddah rahimahullah has written on this topic ‘Safahat min Sabr il-Ulama and Shada'id al-Ilm wa tahseel’ in which he mentions some of the difficulties the ulamaa faced whilst studying and seeking knowledge. Imam Abu Yusuf rahimahullah says, “al-ilmu izzun la zhulla feeh – wa yuj’alu bi-zhullin la izza feeh” Nothing is gained without hardship. Ilm is an honour but to get to it you will have to undergo much humiliation. Imam Maalik rahimahullah says that the condition of Rabee’ rahimahullah was such that he had even sold the roof of his house for the sake of seeking ‘ilm. SubhanAllah. This is the true zeal for knowledge. Nothing came in is his to knowledge, till he even sold the roof of his own house! Rabee’ has realised the true importance of knowledge, so he let nothing come in his way when he was seeking it, may Allah have mercy on him. It is said of Imam Sijzi that he was travelling to seek knowledge and he had with him his son who was less that 10 years old. As they were on foot, somebody remarked that he should let at least his son ride. So the sheikh gave a beautiful reply. He said, “ma’azh Allah an narkab fi talabi ahaadithi rasulillah salAllahu alaih wa sallam, wa in ajaza arkabtuhu ala ra’si.” And our sheikh hafidhahullah says regarding this sentence, ‘uktubuha alal-hanaajir wa law bil-khanaajir’ so we realise how important these words are, for they show the whole attitude of the scholars to seeking knowledge. They were not even prepared to let their small children ride on the way to seek ahaadith! And our attitude is exactly the opposite, we are not even prepared to give a little sacrifice for deen, and if we have to, we moan and groan as if it is the deen in need of us rather than us in need of the deen. 8. Realise the status of ilm and know your position as one who seeks it It is said, “al-ilmu yu’taa wa la ya’ti” so it is you yourself who will have to go through trouble to gain ilm, it will not come to you by itself. Remember that you are the taalib and ilm is the matloob not the other way round. And this is illustrated in the story of Imam Maalik rahimahullah who, when asked to teach the sons of the king refused, as ilm is not something so cheap that it will come to the princes in their palace. Ilm is something which must be sought for. Imam Abu Yusuf rahimahullah says, “al-ilmu shay’un la yu’tika ba’duhu hattaa tu’til-insaana kulluh.” “Ilm is a thing which will not give you even a part of itself until man gives himself wholly to it.” It comes without saying that to achieve such a high status as that of a taalib ilm, for whom the angels spread out their wings, and even the fish in the sea seek forgiveness, you have to fulfil duties and take up responsibilities. __________________
  4. Originally posted by Nur: we need to make a daily habit that aides us and focuses our energies, and, personally I found this in: 1. Rememberance of Allah 2. Rememberance of Allah 3. Rememberance of Allah Very true! jazaakalaahu kheiran brother Nur.
  5. As salaamu calaykum. Jazaakilaahu kheyran Umm Khair walaalo.
  6. Aaamiin wa iyaaki walaalo Abraar Wasalaam
  7. Dhikr: Its Virtues and Manners Author: Shaykh ‘Abdullah bin Abdir-Rahmaan al Jibreen Source: His book Zaad ‘alaat-Tareeq (Provisions upon the Way) Translator: Muhammad Islam Produced by: Allaah says: “Therefore remember me, I will remember you and be grateful to me and do not reject faith.†[surah Al-Baqarah: 152] Brother Muslim, know that Allaah gives success and reciprocates the reward of those who engage themselves regularly in His Remembrance. And that by staying absorbed in this noble act of dhikr one replaces engaging in talk in which there is no benefit with that which is much greater and more rewarding in this world and the next. And certainly the narrations and the ayaat concerning the greatness of dhikr are many. Allaah says: “O you who believe remember Allaah with much remembrance, and glorify His praises in the morning and the afternoon.†[surah Al-Ahzaab: 41-42] And Allaah says: “Those who believe and whose hearts find tranquility in the Remembrance of Allaah, verily in the Remembrance of Allaah do hearts find tranquility.†[surah Ar-Radd: 28] And from the ahaadeeth, on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (radyAllaahu ‘anhu), the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said that Allaah said: “Indeed I am as My servant presumes me to be. And I am with him when He remembers me, so if he remembers Me to himself then I remember him to Myself. And if he remembers Me amongst a company I remember him amongst a company greater than it and if he draws close to Me a span of a hand I draw near to him the span of an arm. And if he draws near Me the span of an arm, I draw near him the span of two outstretched arms. And if he takes a step towards Me, I quickly step towards him.†[Al-Bukharee and Muslim] In another hadeeth on the authority of Abu Moosaa al-Ash’aree (radyAllaahu ’anhu ), the Messenger of Allaah said: “The comparison of the one who remembers Allaah and the one who doesn’t is like that of the living and the dead.†[saheeh Al-Bukhaaree] From the mannerisms of Dhikr: It is essential that the one performing Dhikr rectifies his heart in that dhikr, along with his tongue. There is no benefit for the one who makes dhikr upon the tongue only, while his heart is not in cooperation, reciprocating what is being uttered by the tongue. It is also essential that the one performing the dhikr knows and understands what he is saying in his supplication and what he is asking for Allaah says: “And remember your Lord with your tongue and within yourself, humbly and with fear and without loud words, in the morning and afternoon and be not of those who are neglectful.†[surah Al-A’araaf: 205. Allaahuma-jcalnaa mina Daakiriina-llaaha kathiira! Wasalaam
  8. Originally posted by Sharmarkee: Salaam As-salafiya Anaigu waxaan u aqaana wa Psychological Wooing waxay dumarku wadaan, way ogyihiin in this world goes merry round for them, without them تتعطل المصالح والقيم Wa caleykum as asalaam Sharmarkee. I agree with you walaal, waana siduu Xiin sheegayoo gabadh ayaan ahay laakiinse wan ka soo horjeedaa hablaha ragga la diriraya,taloow maxaad ka bi'iseen hablahan? :confused: koleey wax yar maahee sidaan filayo. Markaan SOL ku cusbaa waxan is odhan jiray Faaraxan ay mar walbaa dumarka haystaan meeh? oo maa is difaaco mar danbaan fahmay in raggoo idil halkan Faarax looga yaqaan walee wax baa idin haysta I tell ya!. Gabdho give the brothers a break waa ragg wanaagsane Wasalaaam
  9. ^^^ walaalo we all know that men do fall in love, malaha inantaa su'aasha soo dirtay ayaa doonaysa inay si dhab ah u ogaato Wasalaam
  10. Originally posted by Sharmarkee: Don't you heard; Waayo Waxaa caynba cayn looga dhigay hays cajabiyaane! Booodhari Very true! Boodhari wuxuu intaa ka horeeysiiyay: Caashaqa haween waa hora Caadil soo rogaye Sayidkii carshiga fuulay iyo Caliba soo gaadhye. Caruurtay sideen meesha iyo ciise nabigiiye Cidla lagama Beermeen dadkoo cuud waaxida e Waxa qaarba cayn looga dhigay hays cajabiyeene. Soomaalida caado xume iguma caydeene Oo ima canaanateen sidaan cuud ka iibsadaye Kuwii ii calaacalayey baan camal tusaalayne Sida weelka caanaha hadii laabta loo culayo Bal aan soo cidaadee maxaa cunaha dhaafaaya Curuuqda maxa kale dhex geli cadaha hoostood Ma cidaamkanaan jabinayaa cunaya dhuuxooda Inaane cadaydo mooyee waxaan calasho lay diidye. Caqliga yaa ka biin tuu Illaah ku cir-cadeeyey. Mugga inaan caddaadaan ka biqi canab daraadede Cududuhu ma naaxaan haddaan caafimaad jirine Casharkay wadaadu qoreen cudurkan goyn waaye Cilmi iyo daawaba doontay oo waayey cilinkiiye. Inaan kaa calool go'ay naftay caymisoo ogiye Jeero aan canabey ku helo caafimaad dhimaye Inaan cad noqdaa baa ka roon caawa saan ahaye Illayn caashaq lama maydhi karo kugu cirrooloobay. I don't think inay jirto dumar sidaa jaceyl uga hadashay Wasalaaam
  11. ^^ Walaashay dumarka hoos looma dhigin ee mas'uuliyado kale oo ay ka soo bixi karaan ayaa la dul saaray, madaxtinimo maaha arin aynu ka soo bixi karno Allaah ayaana inooga aqoon badan nafsadeena markaa waxyaabihii uu inagu waajib yeelay aynu si wanaagsan u gudano oo aynu faraha ka qaadno howlaha aan ina khusayn.....sidaa ayay ku wanaagsanaan nolosheenee. Wasalaam
  12. Originally posted by Thinker: a muslim should follow two things the Quran and the haddith of the prophet (swa)- I stated earlier about why a woman cannot be a leader Walaal waan kugu raacsanay aniga arinkaa ay Diinteena inoo sheegtay,anigaaba dareemi kara inaynaan ka bixi karayn madaxtinimo iyo arimahaa.........Allaah ayaa ina sharfay hadaynu dumar nahay oo aanan dhibkaa dusha inaga saarin, hablahan doonaya madaxtinimada waxaa wanaagsan inay mas'uuliyadaha dul saaran si wanaagsan uga soo baxaan ooy u gutaan kuwaa ayaa laga yaabaa inay dayaceen markaa maan fahmin waxa ay u doonayaan arin aysan ka soo bixi karayn Diintana aysan u baneyn. Wasalaam
  13. As salaamu calaykum ikhwaanii. I got this from a sister: A new Quran is being distributed in Kuwait, titled "The True Furqan". It is being described as the ayats of the Shaytan and Al-Furqan weekly magazine has found out that the two American printing companies;'Omega 2001' and 'Wine Press' are involved in the publishing of 'The True Furqan', a book which has also been titled 'The 21st Century Quran'! It is over 366 pages and is in both the Arabic and English is being distributed to our children in Kuwait in the private English schools! The book contains 77 Surats, which include Al-Fatiha,Al-Jana and Al-Injil. Instead of Bismillah, each Surat begins with a longer version of this incorporating the Christian belief of the three spirits. This so called Quran opposes many Islamic beliefs. in one of its ayats it describes having more than one wife as fornication, divorce being non-permissable and it uses a new system for the sharing out of the will, opposing the current one. It states that Jihad is HARAAM. This book even goes as far as attacking Allah, Subhanahu wa Tahala! All this is poisoning our children at approx.$3. Brothers and Sisters please make sure you forward this email to as many people as possible so that we can stop this dangerous trick. Please tell! everyone you know and may Allah reward you. DONT BELIEVE IT?.... Here's the review from AMAZON.COM
  14. Originally posted by umm khair: [3]: Masnoon (recommended): that for which the one who performs it is rewarded, whilst the one who leaves it is not punished. Is it Masnoon or Manduub? Manduub:maa yuthaabu calaa ficlihi walaa yucaaqabu cala tarkih. Jazaakilaahu kheyran walaalo fiqh is very important
  15. اسال الله ان يجعلنا ممن يستمع القول Ùيتبعون احسنه Salafi da'wa الله ÙŠÙتح عليك جزاك الله خير Ùˆ حياك الله