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The story of a little girl

October 21, 2011 2 comments
As salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullah

I really apologize for not posting anything in quite some time. 
Both me and Br. Sajid have been really busy with other things. 
May Allah make our situations easy for all of us. Ameen. 

Just read this post on another blog and it brought me to tears subhanAllah. 
We go through trials in this life but when we read about other people's 
difficulties, it really puts your situation in perspective. 

Read this story and you will know what I mean...

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Funeral for my father Shahid Qureshi @ Masjid Rahmah

As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon

My father, Shahid Qureshi, who was very beloved to all those who knew him, passed away today after Fajr while he was in JFK medical center in Edison NJ.

May Allah forgive all his major and minor sins and grant him ease on the Day of Judgment.

Salaatul Janaazah will be held @ Masjid Rahmah after salaatul Dhuhr (1pm)
657 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Newark NJ 07102

Burial details will be given at the masjid location inshaAllah.

Please spread the word to others so they can participate in the funeral.

Talha Shahid

Categories: Death

Audio Explanation of Du’a Sayyid ul-Istighfaar

September 6, 2010 1 comment


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!

Shaykh Abdullah al-Ghudayaan has passed away

As we hear the news of one of the mashaayikh of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah coming to the USA, we got news today from our brother Abu Khadeejah of Salafi Publications in Birmingham, UK regarding the passing away of our elder, the ‘Allamah, one of the senior and major scholars of Saudi Arabia, Shaykh Abdullah al-Ghudayaan (rahimahullah).

May Allah have mercy upon his soul and forgive him his sins and give him the greatest of rewards for his efforts to spread the message of the Prophets (Tawheed) and the authentic Sunnah around the world and warning the people against shirk (associating a partner with Allah) and bid’ah (innovations in legislation of Islaam).

See message below from Abu Khadeejah.


In the name of Allaah, the most merciful, the bestower of mercy.
As-salaamu `alaikum wa rahmatullaah.

It has just reached me that the Shaikh, the `Allaamah `Abdullaah al-Ghudayaan has passed away.

May Allaah shower him with mercy and forgiveness.

Innaa lillaahi wa innaa ilaihi raaji`oon.

Wassalaam alaikum.

Abu-Khadeejah `Abdul-Waahid Alam

(1st June 2010/18th Jamaada al-Akhirah 1431AH)

The Door of Tawfeeq has been closed on the people..

Ibn ul Qayyim Al Jawziyah (Rahimahullah) mentioned in his monumental book

“Fawaa’id ul Fawaa’id” on the authority of Shaqeeq Ibn Ibrahim (Rahimahullah),


Who said:The door of Tawfeeq (i.e. success) has been closed on the people because of six things:

The First: Because they (i.e. the people) busy themselves with the Ni’mah (i.e. blessing) bestowed upon them and
forget about the gratitude they should express to Allah, the One who bestowed the favor on them.

The Second: Because they have an ardent desire for knowledge however, they abandon acting upon it.

The Third:  Because they hasten to commit sin but delay repentance for the sin.

The Fourth: Because they are deceived by the companionship of the righteous but fail to emulate their actions.

The Fifth: Because the life of this world is behind them but they are insistent on chasing after it.

The Sixth:  Because the hereafter is in front of them but they turn away from it.

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Prepare for Death Yourself (Khutbah of Uthmaan)

December 19, 2009 Leave a comment

It is narrated that ‘Uthmân b. Áffân – Allâh be pleased with him – said in a sermon:

Son of Adam! Know that the angel of death who has been assigned to you has not ceased to pass you and move on to others, ever since you have been in this world. But it is as if he is about to pass someone else and move on to target you, so be careful and prepare for him (by correcting your deeds). And do not forget him, for he does not forget you. And know o son of Adam, if you are heedless about yourself and do not prepare, no one else will prepare for you. You must meet Allah the Mighty and Majestic, so take for yourself and do not leave it to someone else. Peace be on you.

Abû Bakr Al-Daynûrî, Al-Mujâlasah wa Jawâhir Al-Ílm 2: 73, 74.

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  5. No poverty after Paradise and no wealth in the Fire

Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab al-Banna died earlier today rahimahullah

November 12, 2009 1 comment

As salaamu ‘alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh brothers and sisters,
Br. Abdulilah Lahmami said, “Having just spoke to his family, they have informed us that Sheikh Muhammad Abdulwahhab Marzooq al-Banna has just died in his home in Jeddah just before salaatul ‘Asr 24/11/1430 12/11/2009 rahimahullaah rahmatan waasi’ah inshaallaah we will let you know where the janaza will be later.

This is to let you know to attend the janaaza which maybe tonight or tomorrow inashaallaah.

Inna lillaahi wa inna ilaihi raji’oon.”
Below are Youtube videos of the biography of the Shaykh rahimahullah. Total time of the 8 parts is little more than 1 hr.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

Part 7
Part 8

Categories: Death

Is It Permissible to Wail over the Dead?

Is it permissible to wail over the dead?

It has been authentically established in the saheehayn on the authority of Ibn Mas’ood that the Messenger of Allah said:

“They are not from us; those who beat their cheeks, tear open their garments, and call out with cries from the days of ignorance.”

It has been established in saheeh Muslim that the Messenger of Allah said:

“There are four things from the affair of the days of ignorance that my nation will not abandon; boasting about one’s status, criticizing people’s lineage, seeking rain from the stars, and wailing over the dead. And if the wailing woman does not repent before she dies, she will be made to stand on the Day of Judgment wearing a garment of tar and a mangy coat of armor.”

In addition,  the Prophet peace be upon him freed himself from the woman who raises her voice, shaves her hair, and tears her clothes while in mourning as mentioned in the saheehayn by Aboo Moosaa.

It has also been authentically established in Saheeh Muslim by way of Umm ‘Atiyyah who said, “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) stipulated when he accepted our solemn vow of allegiance that we do not wail, but none of us were able to fulfill this except for five, and from them was Umm Sulaym.”

It has also been authentically established in the Saheehayn that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:

“Indeed the deceased will be tortured for those who wail over him.”

This narration is understood to apply to the one for whom this wailing has become customary and indeed he is tortured because of it.

Alternatively, if he did not teach his family, because indeed Allah says:

“O you who believe! Protect yourselves and your families a Fire whose fuel is people and stones.”  [Soorah at-Tahreem 66:6]

If not then Allah the Mighty and Majestic says:

“And none shall be made to bear the burden of another.” [Soorah al-An’aam 6: 164]

Therefore, if the wailing occurs for a reason other than what has been presented, then there no sin upon him because of this verse. Verily, Aa’ishah used to censure ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar when it reached her that he would mention this narration and then cite this verse for further evidence,

“And none shall be made to bear the burden of another.”  [Soorah al-An’aam 6:164]

Nevertheless, reconciling between what has preceded is the correct position.

Wailing over the dead is from the major sins, however if the crying occurs with a voice which is soft and subtle, then there is no harm in this. For indeed, the Prophet (peace be upon him) wept when his son Ibraaheem passed away and he said:

“Indeed the eyes shed and the heart grieves but we will not say anything except that which pleases our Lord. Certainly, O Ibraaheem, with your departure we are grieved.”

Source:  My advice to the Women. By umm’Abdillah al Waadi’yyah

Eight Things I Learnt From Shaqeeq

November 26, 2008 4 comments
Author: Ahmad ibn ‘Abdur Rahmaan ibn Qudaamah al Maqdisee
It was narrated that Shaqeeq [ibn Ibraheem] al Balkhee said to Haatim [al Assam- his student]:
You have accompanied me for a long period of time, so what have you learnt?
Haatim replied:
Eight things:
The first: I looked at the creation and found that every person has something that is beloved to him, but when that person reaches his grave, his beloved would be separated from him. So I made the most beloved thing to me my righteous deeds, so that they may be with me in my grave.

The second: I looked at the saying of Allaah the Elevated:

… and restrained himself from impure evil desires and lusts. [An Naazi’aat: 40]

So I strove against my self, repelling desires and lusts from it until it settled upon obedience to Allaah.   The Third: I saw that whoever possessed something valuable would keep it in a safe and secure place, I then looked at the saying of Allaah the Glorified:

Whatever is with you will come to an end, and whatever is with Allaah will remain. [An Nahl: 96]

So whenever something of value came into my possession, I directed it to Him, so that it may remain for me with Him.   The Fourth: I saw that people return to wealth, lineage and nobility, and they are all worthless, so I looked at the saying of Allaah the Glorified:

Indeed the most honourable of you with Allaah are those who have Taqwaa [Al Hujuraat: 13]

So I worked on attaining Taqwaa so that I may be honorable with Allaah. The Fifth: I saw that people envy each other, so I looked at the saying of the Elevated:

It is We Who portion out their livelihood between them [Az Zukhruf: 32]

So I forsook envy and jealousy.

The Sixth: I saw them taking each other as enemies, so I looked at the saying of the Glorified:

Surely, Shaytaan (Satan) is an enemy to you, so take (treat) him as an enemy [Faatir: 6]

So I left their enmity and took Shaytaan as my only enemy.

The Seventh: I saw that they humiliate themselves in pursuing provision, so I looked at the saying of Allaah the Glorified:

And no moving (living) creature is there on earth except that its provision is due from Allaah. [Hood: 6]

So I concentrated on what was due to Him from me, and left what was due to me to Him.

The Eighth: I saw them dependent upon their trades, professions and health, so I depended upon Allaah the Glorified.
Reference: Mukhtasar Minhaaj al Qaasideen: P. 28

Signs of a Good End

The Prophet  said, “A Muslim who is killed in a battle is a martyr, (dying in) plague is martyrdom, a woman who dies while delivering a baby is a martyr.” (Ahmad, Daarimee, Tiyaalisee, authenticated by Al-Albaanee)

The Prophet  said, “The martyrs are seven, other than the one who is killed in the Way of Allaah, Ta’aalaa:
– one who dies of plague,
– one who drowns,
– one who dies of pleurisy,
– one who dies of stomachache,
– one who dies due to burning
– one who dies under a demolition (by accident)
– a woman who dies with a baby in her womb.”
(Maalik, Aboo Dawood, An-Nasaaee, Ibn Maajah, Ibn Hibban, Haakim, Ahmad. Authenticated by al-Albaanee)

The Prophet said: “Getting killed in the Path of Allaah Ta’aalaa is martyrdom,
– (death in) confinement during childbirth is martyrdom,
– (death by) getting burned (by accident) is martyrdom,
– (death by) drowning (by accident) is martyrdom,
– (death due to) tuberculosis is martyrdom,
– (death due to) stomachache is martyrdom.”
(Tabaraanee, Ahmad, authenticated by al-Albaanee)

By: Shaikh Muhammad Nasir-ud-Deen al-Albani

‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan (radiAllahu  anhu) said, “Worrying about the dunya is a darkness in the heart, while worrying about the akhirah is a light in the heart.”
Categories: Death