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Feeling the Heat? It’s a Reminder of the Hellfire

It’s summer time and it’s getting hot. Make sure to keep yourself well hydrated to reduce the risk of a heat stroke and avoid staying in the sun for long periods of time.

Another thing this heat should remind us of is the Hellfire and its blazing heat. So listen to this translated khutbah by Shaykh Abdul Razzaq al Badr hafidahullah.

 

Summer Heat Reminder of the Hellfire

Note: New window will open and the lecture will begin playing automatically inshaAllah

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Audio Explanation of Du’a Sayyid ul-Istighfaar

September 6, 2010 1 comment

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In these last few days and nights left in the month of Ramadhaan, I wanted to share a beautiful lecture given by Shaykh Saalim at-Taweel explaining the tremendous du’a below. This is one of the best lectures I have ever heard mashaAllah. It will surely increase not just your understanding of this du’a but also your emaan.

Link to listen or download the lecture is below.

Most Superior way of asking for Forgiveness from Allah

The Messenger of Allaah may peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him said :

Indeed the major supplication for forgiveness is to say


Allaahumma anta rabbee, la ilaha illa anta, Khalaqtanee, wa ana abduka,
wa ana ala ahdika wa wadika mastatatu, aouthu bika min sharri ma
sanatu, aboou laka binimatika alayya, wa aboou bitahmbee, faghfirlee
fainnahu la yaghfiru ath-thunooba illa anta
[ Sahih Bukhari Vol.8 Hadith no:318]

O Allaah You are my Lord, there is none worthy of worship in truth except You, You created me and
I am Your slave and I am abiding to Your covenant and promise as best as I can, I seek refuge in You
from the evil that I have committed, I profess to you my sins and I acknowledge Your favour upon me,
so forgive me verily no one forgives sins except you.

So if the worshipper says this when the morning arrives, truly believing init and he dies enters Paradise,
and if he says this when the evening arrives truly believing in it enters Paradise.

Listen to the explanation of this dua here!

The Difference Between Men and Women in Islaam

February 17, 2010 6 comments

Have you wondered what are the differences between men and women in Islaam? In worship, in character, in leadership, in marriage, etc?

Now you will find those answers inshaAllah. An amazing post. Hope it will be beneficial to all!

The Difference between Men and Women in Islam
By Shaykh Yahya ibn Ali Al-Hajuri (may Allah preserve him)

Character and Creation:

  1. Man was created from dirt and the woman was created from the rib.
  2. Allah has decreed the menstrual cycle for the woman and not the man.
  3. Men grow beards women don’t, but if she does it’s permissible for her to shave it.
  4. Women are deficient in their intellect and religion. i.e A woman witness = ½ a man and during menses she doesn’t pray and fast.
  5. The men have been given strength over women.
  6. A man’s semen is white and a woman’s is yellow.
  7. It’s an obligation to circumcise the man and its sunnah to circumcise the woman.
  8. Ear piercing is permissible for women and not for men.

Purification:

  1. The urine of the woman is stronger and more dirtier than the man’s
  2. It’s legislated for man to redo Wudu if he intends to have relations with his wife a second time in the same setting.

Read more…

Concerning the Saying “Allah Exists without a Place”

You will have heard the saying “Allaah exists
without place” being used by the deniers of
the Attributes. We have published three articles
on this subject that you may find beneficial
regarding this doubt that is widespread.

Concerning the Saying of Imaam at-Tahawi (d. 321H):
‘The Six Directions Do Not Contain Him’
http://www.abovethethrone.com/arsh/?kwqku

From The Sayings Of The Jahmites: ‘I Never Said
That Allaah Is Not Above The Throne. I Said He
Is Not In A Location Above The Throne’
http://www.abovethethrone.com/arsh/?embgq

AICP Jahmee Habashites and Quotes from al-Qurtubi
Regarding al-Uluww, al-Istiwaa and al-Jihah
http://www.abovethethrone.com/arsh/?xbdmd

Please take the time to read and also to
forward to anyone else that may find this
information beneficial.

There is no differing in ‘Aqeedah (Creed)

Indeed, the path of Ar-Rahmaan is clearly distinguished from the path of Shaytaan. And any methodology which calls the people towards any type of shirk, be it the Christians worshipping the Prophet Jesus alayhi salaam, the people worshipping the idols and statues, worshipping of the graves and the ‘awliyaa; then all of this is worshipping the Shaytaan. Because it is Shaytaan who they are following when they worship any other deity besides Allah.And thus, they are in reality worshippers of the Shaytaan.

Like Prophet Ibrahim alayhe salaam said to his father:

19:43:
Muhsin Khan: “O my father! Verily! There has come to

me of knowledge that which came not unto you. So follow me.

I will guide you to a Straight Path.

19:44:
Muhsin Khan:O my father! Worship not

Shaitan (Satan). Verily! Shaitan (Satan)

has been a rebel against the Most Beneficent (Allah).

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Is there no benefit in talking about Aqeedah?

August 11, 2009 1 comment

Here is another short clip from one of the lectures that Shaykh Saalim at-Taweel gave in Boston, MA during his 2009 US visit.

The Sufi Imaam of Quincy Masjid told Shaykh Saalim “Don’t talk about ‘Aqeedah”

And he said to Shaykh Saalim “These are Americans and they dont understand Tawheed”

So the Shaykh replied to him saying that if they dont understand Tawheed, then we are here to teach them Tawheed.

May Allah reward the Shaykh for his efforts in giving da’wah in Kuwait and in other places where he visits.

Is there no benefit in talking about ‘Aqeedah and that Allah is above His creation?

The Jinn are a Creation that fears the Believers the most

Shaykh Muhammad al-Maliki:
“The jinn are a creation that fears the Believers most.”

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Yaa Shaykh may Allaah Preserve you.Is it true that the jinn/shayateen are repulsed by frankincense (bakhoor) and the angels are attracted to it? Do angels accompany cats and do jinns occupy vacant places and if a person moves into a house that has been vacant for a period of time are there any procedures that the Muslims should take to free the house of jinns/shayateen?
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Answer:
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The Shaykh praised Allaah and sent salaah and salaam upon the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم then said: First of all let me give you this information and glad tidings: “The jinn are a creation that fears the Believers most.”
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The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said to ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab [1]:يا عمر بن الخطاب ما سلكت طريقاً ولا دخلتفجاً شعبا إلا سلك شيطان طريقاً وشعبا غير الذي سلكتSo the shayateen – the jinn, they are scared of the Believers, but they have a sense, they can feel the fear and fright of mankind. So if you become scared of jinns, they become brave and they start scaring you.So what you need to do is what Allaah تعالى says – I am not bringing this from my mind but from what Allaah تعالى says and from my experience
– Allaah تعالى says:ذَلِكُمُ الشَّيْطَانُ يُخَوِّفُ أَوْلِيَاءهُ فَلاَ تَخَافُوهُمْ وَخَافُونِ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ{It is only Shaitân
(Satan) that suggests to you the fear of his Auliyâ’ [supporters and friends (polytheists, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh and in His Messenger, Muhammad)]; so fear them not, but fear Me, if you are (true) believers.} [Aal-‘Imraan 3:175]
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So if you are a real Believer do not get scared of the Shayateen.
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Regarding incense this is not true – this is commonly known by the Sufis. The Sufis say that the shayateen run away from the bukhoor, the incense, but it’s not true. The angels like any good smell whereas the shayateen doesn’t like good smells, rather they like bad smells. That’s why they whisper for one not to take a shower and they whisper for one not to clean up and that’s why when the kuffar go to the toilet – when they urinate or pass stool, they clean with paper only and they don’t clean well –
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that’s why the shayateen control them.
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Allaah تعالى says to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم: أَلَمْ تَرَ أَنَّا أَرْسَلْنَا الشَّيَاطِينَ عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ تَؤُزُّهُمْ أَزًّا{See you not that We have sent the Shayâtîn (devils) against the disbelievers to push them to do evil.} [Maryam 19:83]
And that’s why Yaa Ikhwaan we need to always be clean and that’s why the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم encouraged us always have wudū’ and to use perfume.The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: حبب لي من دنياكم النساءوالطيبIt was made more beloved to me from your life the woman (the wife) and perfume. [2]
So it is good use perfume and incense, but don’t think that the shayateen will run away and the angels will come.
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It’s true that the shayateen do not like good smells and the angels like the good smells; but at the same time don’t let this idea captivate your mind.
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I say this because some people will be captivated by this idea, then one day they will forget to perfume and then they will then thinking “O Shaytaan is here, Shaytaan is there, jinn is here and jinn is there” and if anyone whistles or anyone says something, (they say) “O that’s Shaytaan” – this is bad.But what can turn Shayateen away? Akhi, remembrance of Allaah, remembrance of Allaah can turn Shaytaan away.
Allaah تعالى says: الَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ اللَّهُ وَجِلَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَإِذَا تُلِيَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُهُ زَادَتْهُم إِيمَانًا {… when Allâh is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when His Verses (this Qur’ân) are recited unto them, they (i.e.the Verses) increase their Faith; and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone) …} [Al-Anfal 8:2]
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And the other ayah: ألا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ {Verily, in the remembrance of Allâh do hearts find rest.} [Ar-Ra’d 13:28]
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So do a lot of remembrance (adhkaar), the remembrance of the morning and evening, for entering the house, exiting the house, entering the toilet, exiting the toilet, entering the mosque, exiting the mosque, going into your car etc. You take all the remembrances that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم taught us.
So Inshaa Allaah you will be protected.
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And when you get to the house, it’s not true that a house that is abandoned for a while is captured (occupied) by the shayateen.
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No, the shayateen are everywhere – they are in every house, they are with everyone.
Allaah تعالى says that everyone has a Qareen as in Surah Qaaf:قَالَ قَرِينُهُ {His companion (Satan/devil) will say…} [Qaaf 50:27]
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So everyone has a qareen accompanying him from the jinn. So, how can you be protected from that?
You can be protected by continuous remembrance – by continuously being with Allaah (having Him in your thoughts) all the time.قُلْ إِنَّ صَلاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ{Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): “Verily, my Salât (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allâh, the Lord of the ‘Âlamîn (mankind, jinn and all that exists).} [Al-An’aam 6:162]
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So you live for Allaah and Allaah will protect you.إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُدَافِعُ عَنِ الَّذِينَآمَنُوا{Truly, Allâh defends those who believe.} [Al-Hajj 22:38]
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And in the hadeeth Qudsi: [3]ولا يزال عبدي يتقرب إلي بالنوافل حتى أحبهفإذا أحببته كنت سمعه الذي يسمع به وبصره الذي يبصر به ويده التي يبطش بها ورجلهالتي يمشي بهاولئن سألني لأعطينه وإن استعاذنيلأعيذنهHere Allaah تعالى is telling you that as much remembrance, worship and optional worship you do for Him, He will protect your eyes, your ears, your hands and your legs.
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That means you are surrounded by protection from Allaah تعالى and Allaah تعالى will send the angels around you.
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But when you go to a house whether it is an abandoned house or it is your house or it is someone’s house – even if it is your house whether empty or occupied, what you should do is say as-Salaam:لا تَدْخُلُوا بُيُوتًا غَيْرَ بُيُوتِكُمْ حَتَّىتَسْتَأْنِسُوا وَتُسَلِّمُوا عَلَى أَهْلِهَا{O you who believe! Enter not houses other than your own, until you have asked permission and greeted those in them.}[An-Nur 24:27]
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And in the other ayah:فَإِذَا دَخَلْتُمْ بُيُوتًا فَسَلِّمُوا عَلَى أنْفُسِكُمْتَحِيَّةً مِنْ عِنْدِ اللهِ{But when you enter the houses, greet one another with a greeting from Allâh (i.e.say: السلام عليكم) As-Salâmu ‘Alaikum – peace be on you)}[An-Nur 24:61]
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So even if it is unoccupied you say Assalaamu ‘Alaikum yourself as Allaah تعالى guides you.
By doing that, there will be no shayateen because as in the hadith the shayateen will stand by the door, when the person comes they listen, if he says Assalaamu ‘Alaikum – if he remembers Allaah the head Shaytaan will say ‘go back, go back you have no place here.’ But when you come into the house silent or saying any words other than the remembrance, He says ‘Ok come here you have a place to sleep you have food come, come’ and they come into your house. [4] This is the way you protect yourself from the shayateen, it is not related to the bukhoor or this or that – that is from Sufism. Wallaahu A’lam.
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Answered by: Shaykh Muhammad al-Maliki
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Title of Lecture: Ramadaan 1427 = 2006Date of the Lecture: Saturday, October 14th, 2006
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[1] Reference Pending
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[2] Shaykh al-Albaani رحمه الله says Saheeh in Saheeh al-Jaami’ (#3124) with the following wording:
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[حبب إلي من دنياكم النساء والطيبوجعلت قرة عيني فيالصلاة[3] Reported as part of a longer hadith in Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Kitaab al-Riqaaq (#6137) with the following wording:وما يزال عبدي يتقرب إلي بالنوافل حتى أحبه، فإذا أحببته: كنتسمعه الذي يسمع به، وبصره الذي يبصر به، ويده التي يبطش بها، ورجله التي يمشي بها،وإن سألني لأعطينَّه، ولئن
استعاذني لأعيذنَّه
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[4]Reported with the following wording in Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Kitaab Salaahtit-Taraaweeh (#1906) as part of a longer hadeeth.نعم البدعة هذه، والتي ينامون عنها أفضل من التي يقومونImaam Ahmad Bin Hanbal [Rahmahullah] Said: “Allah showers His Mercy upon the worshipper who approaches prayer in a state of humility and meekness towards Allah, in fear and supplicating Him with desire (for His Pleasure), and in hope (of His Mercy), making Salah to his Rabb, his most important consideration, dedicating his whispered utterances to Him and his back straight in his qiyam and his ruku.. and his sujud, poring out his heart and his feelings and struggling to perfect his acts of worship, for he knows not whether he will perform another prayer after it, or whether he will be overtaken (by death) before he can perform Salah again.”
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Source:
MAKTABAH-AL FAWAAID Yahoo Group