Archive for April, 2010

Know Your Enemy- Shaytaan Spends the Night in Your Nose

April 23, 2010 5 comments

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) said,

” When anyone of you wakes up, he Must rinse his nose three times. Verily Shayttan spends the night inside a person’s nostrils.

(Collected by Bukhari 3121 and Muslim 23)

Benefits for this subject:

  • Blowing the nose is an obligation with the Hanbali school of thought and a sunnah with the majority of scholars.
  • This hadeeth shows that Shaytaan can’t open what’s closed or locked. Furthermore it has been reported that when a person yawns he should cover his mouth, so Shaytaan can’t enter.[ Subulus Salaam]
  • Shaykh Muhammad Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) commented on this hadeeth in his explanation for Sahih Muslim. He said,” This hadeeth proves that Shaytaan has the ability to do things and we don’t have the ability to perceive it.Shaytaan spends the night in our nose and we don’t know how. We can’t make out how anyone could shape their body for the size of a nostril. However if it was something that crawled the size of an atom we could see how.

Nonetheless the world of the Shayaateen and Jinn is hidden from us. And likewise the world of the Angels is hidden from us. There is an Angel on our right and left side that companion us. Do we feel them? We don’t feel them, but we believe this to be a fact.

  • The hadeeth proves that Allah has given Shaytaan the ability to overpower us. Therefore he (peace and blessings be upon him) informed us about this act of Shaytaan, so we could be aware of his evil and realize our need for Allah. [ explanation of Sahih Muslim for hadeeth number 24]
  • Muhammad Abdur Rauf Al-Manaawee said,” Shaytaan also chooses the nose because the eyes are for looking and pondering over the creations in the heavens and earth. The mouth is for remembering Allah. The ears are for listening to knowledge and Allah’s remembrances. However the nose doesn’t have any of these traits. Therefore this is an entrance for Shaytaan into man’s body to whisper to him.[ Faydul Qadeer #436]

Translated and prepared by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Lamont Battle

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Project – Compilation Of Sisters’ Questions & Answers

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Bismillaah, wal-hamdulilaah, was-salaatu was-salaamu ‘alaa rasoolillaah,As Salaamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakatuh

My Dear Sisters in Islaam,

Alhamdulillah, we have Shuyook who teach us and make themselves available for questions and advice. But, sometimes, we don’t get the opportunity to ask them questions that may be about us and our situations because we may be too shy, or just don’t know how to ask.

So, my sisters and I have decided to collect questions from our sisters in the west that deals with issues that we are facing. Insha’Allah, we will translate them, and with the assistance of Umm Ahmed and a couple of the Students of knowledge, we will ask the Shuyook. Insha’Allah, it is our intentions to have the questions translated and then compiled so it can be made available in book form.

We are collecting questions from sisters, between the ages of 14 and 20.
When you send in your questions make sure to include:
-your kunya. We will not publish any names.
-your age
-your city or state

The categories are:
1. Living in non-Muslim countries.
2. Friends and socializing.
3. Fashions
4. Marriage, weddings and dowry
5. Children
6. Education, careers
7. Family, parents

Insha’Allah, we will put your question in the right category and keep you posted about the development of the book.

Please send your questions to the following email address:

Wa alaikum salaam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatu
Jannah (Ummul Layth)
Zubaidah (Umm Maher)
Juwariyah (Umm Abdul-Jabbar)

This project is under the supervision of our Umi, Dr. Umm Hamza (Njeri) bint Yusuf and our Habeeb, Abu Kutub Abdur Raheem Gregory.

Yoonus ibn ‘Ubayd said, “How amazing is the one who calls to the Sunnah today! And what is even more amazing than him is the one who answers the call to the Sunnah.!” Sharhus-Sunnah. No. 127 of al-Barbaharee

“The Noble Women who Defined Islaam” – Apr 2010 Seminar – with Shadeed Muhammad

As Salaam ‘Alaykum wa RahmatUllaahi wa Barakatahu,

Bismillaah wa Salaatu wa Salaam ‘alaa Rasululllaah wa ‘alaa ‘Alyhi wa Sahbyhi wa Salam, ‘Amma Ba’ad

We at Muwahhideen Publications are pleased to announce a weekend seminar Friday April 16th to Sunday April 18th, 2010, with our brother AbuAzzubayr Shadeed Muhammad, dedicated entirely to our noble sisters in Islaam. It will be a series that will cover the exemplary lives of our honourable sahabiyyat in various affairs. We recognize that our dear sisters in Islaam play a vital role in the cultivation of our children, homes, and the very society itself, so we hope that this seminar will aid in enlightening our sisters towards the remarkable example found in our women role models from the time of The Prophet (salAllaahu ‘Alayhi wa Salam).

Please see the Flyer below for Full details and Schedule.

BarakAllaahu Feekum
Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq

Tolerating The Harm From His Christian Neighbor For 20 Yrs

“He Tolerated the Harm of His Christian Neighbor for 20 Years Which Was the Reason for His Acceptance of Islam…” | April 3, 2010 at 2:14 PM | Categories: Character | URL:

This is a clear example from the Salaf (i.e. pious predecessors) of how to call to the religion of Allah indirectly with your character, as sometimes calling a person directly may not prove the most effective way. Many accepted Islam because of hearing about the divine character of Prophet Muhammad (Sallahu alaihi wa salam), even before they met him…as all of us did!!!

Hassan Al Basree (Rahimahillah) had a neighbor who was a Christian. This neighbor had a toilet on the roof of his apartment and it used to leak through a hole in the roof of Hassan Al Basree’s apartment. Hassan placed a bucket beneath the hole to catch the urine that would leak through it and discard the contents at the end of each day. This continued for 20 years.

Then one day, Hassan fell ill and his Christian neighbor came to visit him. When he entered, the neighbor noticed the bucket of urine that was leaking through the hole in his ceiling and asked Hassan astoundingly: “How long have you been tolerating this harm from me?!” Hassan replied: “For 20 years!”

So the Christian neighbor took off his belt (which was the clothing of the Christians during that time) and accepted Islam…!!!

Mentioned in Hilya tul Awliyaa’a by Abu Nu’aim Al Asbahaani (Rahimahullah),
Translated by Shadeed Muhammad, Abu Azzubayr on Friday March 26, 2010 in the Capitol of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh.

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