Sunnah – Dua 

I came across this beautiful Dua, Muhammad (SAW) taught us, human beings. I try to pray, but not as much as I would like to. Regardless may Allah (SWT) help us all, guide us to Jannah, and make our lives in this world easier for the next. Aameen. 

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Misconception of 2nd Islamic Month – Safar

All praises to Allah (Subhanaho wa Ta’ala) and choiciest blessings upon our beloved Prophet Muhammud (SallAllahu alayhi wasallam)   
Alhamdulillah, today we have entered the second month of the lunar calendar. 

 Safar with a “Saad” either means ”To turn yellow’ or ‘To be empty/vacant’. 

It was in Autumn when the leaves turn yellow or the homes of the Arabs were empty of their menfolk, that this month was named Safar. 

 This month is also known as, Safarul Muzaffar or Safarul Khayr, which means, prosperous, successful, good fortune etc. This is to eradicate the corrupt beliefs of some people who say, the month of Safar is bad-luck, evil, ill-omened, unfortunate etc., so marriages, major transactions etc. must not be conducted in this month. 

Rasulullah (SallAllahu alayhi wasallam) eradicated all superstitious beliefs.

 Time, day, week, month, year is an estimation and effected by the Will of Allah.

If anyone does good at anytime, he will be rewarded accordingly and the effects of evil and sins will be decided by Allah. 

There are many periods of the lunar calendar and many places in the world where the rewards of good deeds are multiplied and has an adverse result withh sins. 

Our intellect and understanding is limited, therefore we seek divine guidance from the Glorious Quran and Ahaadees of Rasulullah (SallAllahu alayhi wasallam) 

Senior scholars have explained many things to us, in accordance to the Sharee’ah, which we must accept and adhere to, if we desire success in both worlds. 

There is a host of corrupt beliefs regarding this month. True and sincere Muslims should refrain from them and engage in beneficial deeds. In reality, no time or individual is evil originally. 

All the customs and beliefs of Safar are baseless. Many people have erroneous beliefs regarding this month i.e. it is a month of misfortune and calamities.

The teachings of Allah Ta’ala and His Most Beloved Rasul (SalAllahu Alaihi waSalam) gives us clear guidelines on such incorrect beliefs. 

Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) says in the Qur’an al-Kareem: “No misfortune befalls except by Allah’s command. ..” [Surah Tagabun, Verse 11] These erroneous beliefs have also been condemned in the context of the following Ahadith: There is no superstitious owl, bird, no star-promising rain, no bad omen in the month of Safar. [Sahih Bukhari, Hadith 5707]

 There is no bad omen in the month of Safar and no Ghouls (evil spirits). [Sahih Muslim, Hadith 2222]

 The above Ahadith clearly refutes all incorrect beliefs and superstitions regarding the month of Safar

These incorrect beliefs flow from the pre-Islamic period of Jahiliyyah

The Month of Safar during the Days of Ignorance

 The Muhaddithin have recorded many of the superstitions harboured by the Arabs during the Days of Ignorance

A few are mentioned below: 

1) The pre-Islamic Arabs believed Safar to be a snake which lives in the stomach of a human being and when hungry, bites the person. This is the discomfort one experiences when gripped by the pangs of hunger

2) Some said Safar are worms which originate in the liver and ribs due to which the colour of the person becomes yellow, a condition we know today as jaundice

3) According to some, the month of Safar flanked by Muharram and Rabi al Awwal is full of calamities and misfortune
 With the advent of Islam and the teachings of Sayyadina Rasulullah (SalAllahu Alaihi waSalam), all evil and incorrect beliefs common in pre-Islamic times were discarded

Incorrect Beliefs: Today too, there are some Muslims who hold incorrect beliefs regarding the month of Safar

 1. A nikah performed in this month would not be successful

 2. This month is full of misfortune and calamities

 3. To commence any important venture, business etc. during this month will bring bad luck

 4. The first to the thirteenth of Safar is ill-fortune and evil

 5. The person who distributes food or money on the 13th of Safar will be saved from its ill-fortune

 6. To celebrate the last Wednesday of Safar and regard it as a holiday

What to do:

 1. To shun all types of erroneous beliefs regarding the blessed month of Safar

 2. To understand that the most unfortunate person is he who disobeys Allah Ta’ala’s commandments e.g. does not perform the five daily salah etc. It is narrated in a hadith that Rasulullah (SalAllaho Alaihi waSalam) said: “Pray, 0 Allah! Cause not anyone of us to be a wretched destitute.” He then asked: “Do you know who is a wretched destitute?” Upon the request of the Sahabah (RadiAllahu Ta’ala Anhum) he replied, “A wretched destitute is he who neglects his salaat.”

3. We should understand that all conditions which befalls us, good or bad, favourable, or unfavourable are from Allah Ta’ala, (as a result of our actions)

 Allah Ta’ala says: ”Whatever misfortune befalls you, it is due to the things your hands have wrought, and He forgives many a sin.” (Surah 42 – Verse 30)

 This can also be confirmed by the following Hadith: Sayyadina Jabir (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) has said that, “I have heard Sayyadina Rasulullah (SalAllahu Alaihi waSalam) saying, the descending of illness and evil superstition befalling in the month of Safar is untrue.”

source: jamiatul ulama kzn

Ramadhan time to Give

Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته)

I wanted to share Ramadhan tip with you. I pray it will help you as much it was a good reminder for me Alhumdulillah ( الحمد لله) 

  

Ramadan

Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته)

Ramadan is time to fast from sunrise to sunset, not because we want to lose weight or feel hungry or anything like such, but it is a step one to reflect our connection with our Creator Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى), our relationship with Islam, and acknowledge our intentions for the sake of Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى). 

We give up food, drink, and restrain our desires not to show the world, but to connect ourselves with our souls to Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى). 

Remember Ramadan, may be one month long, but it is one step to life long journey. This month shouldn’t be viewed as “temporary for 30 days” but it should be viewed as “cleaninsing” for whole year ahead. We need to come back to our beautiful deen, by action and by sincere intention. 

May Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) give us strength this Ramadan to make this our best Ramadan. May He accept our fasts, hard work, forgive our sins, and fulfill our Duas. Aameen 

  

Al-Mutakabbir

Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته) 

Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) is the Greatest. He has many names and known by different names in various languages. 

In Qur’an, His beautiful names and attributes are listed in Qur’an, with his 99 most Perfect names. 

One of His name is Al-Mutakkabir  

How to deal with Riya and showoff in Islam? Part 1

Bismillah e rahmani raheem (In the name of Allah (swt) {God}, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)
Bismillah e rahmani raheem (In the name of Allah (swt) {God}, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)+

Assalam alaikum,

I got a question from one of our readers, while I did some research, I was surprised by such vast of information on this topic, which was very interesting. Before I go ahead, I would deeply like to thank that reader for this question, because of you, I got a chance to learn and teach to many other people In Sha’Allah.

Question: How to deal with Riya and showoff in Islam?

Since this is huge topic, I would like to discuss in depth and into parts.

Part 1: Riya

What is riya? Riya has many levels in Islam, but the broad definition could be considered as arrogance. Riya can come in many forms such as in our hearts, minds, verbal aspects, and actions.

Let us explore these aspects:

Hearts: When we win or do something and get praised, we often forget Allah (swt) helped us, and we believe that we achieved by ourselves. We not only forget our Creator, without His help we cannot achieve anything, but we also discredit our family members and our loved ones and leave them behind. We take all the credit and fame.

Minds: We tend to believe in ourselves after we achieve something. That’s “I tried” or “I did”, it becomes all about me, instead of Allah (swt). When we lose something or something goes bad, we say or blame Allah (swt) or family/friends, but never oneself.

Verbal Aspects: We start comparing ourselves to other people, especially people in Islamic history such as Caliphs, Sahabahs, Prophet (saw)’s wives, and Prophet (saw), and etc.

We should never compare ourselves with anyone, especially anyone from Prophet’s time or to Himself. Allah (swt) is the best in Knowledge, let Him be the judge. We can strive to be like them, but we can never be them or compare ourselves with them.

Actions: When hearts and minds become one thought, then automatically our actions follow that train of thought.

Can I talk to Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) in my language or does it have to be in Arabic

Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته)

Many Muslims and reverts, who cannot read or write Arabic, are really concern how to talk to Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى). 

Brothers and Sisters, this world and everything in between belongs to Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى). He is so merciful that He knows all languages and forgives us for our limitations. 

Arabic is the language, which is loved by Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى), since Qur’an is written in that language, yet He knows, understands, and listens to all of us in any and all languages. After all we should never forget, He has gifted us with speech, language, hearing, and etc. 

Always pray to Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) and repent. May Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) forgives us and purify our hearts. Aameen

  

99 Names of Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) 

1 Allah (الله) The Greatest Name 
2 Ar-Rahman (الرحمن) The All-Compassionate 
3 Ar-Rahim (الرحيم) The All-Merciful 
4 Al-Malik (الملك) The Absolute Ruler 
5 Al-Quddus (القدوس) The Pure One 
6 As-Salam (السلام) The Source of Peace 
7 Al-Mu’min (المؤمن) The Inspirer of Faith 
8 Al-Muhaymin (المهيمن) The Guardian 
9 Al-Aziz (العزيز) The Victorious 
10 Al-Jabbar (الجبار) The Compeller 
11 Al-Mutakabbir (المتكبر) The Greatest 
12 Al-Khaliq (الخالق) The Creator 
13 Al-Bari’ (البارئ) The Maker of Order
14 Al-Musawwir (المصور) The Shaper of Beauty 
15 Al-Ghaffar (الغفار) The Forgiving 
16 Al-Qahhar (القهار) The Subduer 
17 Al-Wahhab (الوهاب) The Giver of All 
18 Ar-Razzaq (الرزاق) The Sustainer 
19 Al-Fattah (الفتاح) The Opener 
20 Al-`Alim (العليم) The Knower of All 
21 Al-Qabid (القابض) The Constrictor 
22 Al-Basit (الباسط) The Reliever 
23 Al-Khafid (الخافض) The Abaser 
24 Ar-Rafi (الرافع) The Exalter 
25 Al-Mu’izz (المعز) The Bestower of Honors 
26 Al-Mudhill (المذل) The Humiliator
27 As-Sami (السميع) The Hearer of All 
28 Al-Basir (البصير) The Seer of All 
29 Al-Hakam (الحكم) The Judge 
30 Al-`Adl (العدل) The Just 
31 Al-Latif (اللطيف) The Subtle One 
32 Al-Khabir (الخبير) The All-Aware 
33 Al-Halim (الحليم) The Forbearing
34 Al-Azim (العظيم) The Magnificent 
35 Al-Ghafur (الغفور) The Forgiver and Hider of Faults 
36 Ash-Shakur (الشكور) The Rewarder of Thankfulness 
37 Al-Ali (العلى) The Highest 
38 Al-Kabir (الكبير) The Greatest 
39 Al-Hafiz (الحفيظ) The Preserver 
40 Al-Muqit (المقيت) The Nourisher 
41 Al-Hasib (الحسيب) The Accounter 
42 Al-Jalil (الجليل) The Mighty 
43 Al-Karim (الكريم) The Generous 
44 Ar-Raqib (الرقيب) The Watchful One
45 Al-Mujib (المجيب) The Responder to Prayer 
46 Al-Wasi (الواسع) The All-Comprehending 
47 Al-Hakim (الحكيم) The Perfectly Wise 
48 Al-Wadud (الودود) The Loving One 
49 Al-Majid (المجيد) The Majestic One 
50 Al-Ba’ith (الباعث) The Resurrector 
51 Ash-Shahid (الشهيد) The Witness 
52 Al-Haqq (الحق) The Truth 
53 Al-Wakil (الوكيل) The Trustee 
54 Al-Qawiyy (القوى) The Possessor of All Strength 
55 Al-Matin (المتين) The Forceful One 
56 Al-Waliyy (الولى) The Governor 
57 Al-Hamid (الحميد) The Praised One 
58 Al-Muhsi (المحصى) The Appraiser 
59 Al-Mubdi’ (المبدئ) The Originator 
60 Al-Mu’id (المعيد) The Restorer 
61 Al-Muhyi (المحيى) The Giver of Life
62 Al-Mumit (المميت) The Taker of Life
63 Al-Hayy (الحي) The Ever Living One
64 Al-Qayyum (القيوم) The Self-Existing One 
65 Al-Wajid (الواجد) The Finder 
66 Al-Majid (الماجد) The Glorious 
67 Al-Wahid (الواحد) The One, the All Inclusive, The Indivisible 
68 As-Samad (الصمد) The Satisfier of All Needs
69 Al-Qadir (القادر) The All Powerful 
70 Al-Muqtadir (المقتدر) The Creator of All Power 
71 Al-Muqaddim (المقدم) The Expediter 
72 Al-Mu’akhkhir (المؤخر) The Delayer 
73 Al-Awwal (الأول) The First 
74 Al-Akhir (الأخر) The Last 
75 Az-Zahir (الظاهر) The Manifest One
76 Al-Batin (الباطن) The Hidden One 
77 Al-Wali (الوالي) The Protecting Friend 
78 Al-Muta’ali (المتعالي) The Supreme One 
79 Al-Barr (البر) The Doer of Good 
80 At-Tawwab (التواب) The Guide to Repentance 
81 Al-Muntaqim (المنتقم) The Avenger
82 Al-‘Afuww (العفو) The Forgiver 
83 Ar-Ra’uf (الرؤوف) The Clement 
84 Malik-al-Mulk (مالك الملك) The Owner of All 
85 Dhu-al-Jalal wa-al-Ikram (ذو الجلال و الإكرام) The Lord of Majesty and Bounty 
86 Al-Muqsit (المقسط) The Equitable One 
87 Al-Jami’ (الجامع) The Gatherer 
88 Al-Ghani (الغنى) The Rich One 
89 Al-Mughni (المغنى) The Enricher 
90 Al-Mani'(المانع) The Preventer of Harm 
91 Ad-Darr (الضار) The Creator of The Harmful 
92 An-Nafi’ (النافع) The Creator of Good 
93 An-Nur (النور) The Light 
94 Al-Hadi (الهادي) The Guide 
95 Al-Badi (البديع) The Originator
96 Al-Baqi (الباقي) The Everlasting One 
97 Al-Warith (الوارث) The Inheritor of All 
98 Ar-Rashid (الرشيد) The Righteous Teacher 
99 As-Sabur (الصبور) The Patient One

Controller of Hearts 

Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته)

Everything happens with the will of Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) whether it be an positive action, positive news, positive outcome, or positive emotions.

He is the controller of the Universe, the world (seen and unseen, or heard and unheard). We have to realize that and our trust in Him. 

Anything bad or negatives comes from ourselves/within, Satan, and anything that befalls on us may come from within us, Satan, or Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى), inspite of all that, Remember Satan is not our friend and we are made with limited knowledge, but Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى), He, Himself wants the best of best for us. 

  
Aameen

This is Islam

Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته)

Believe it or not, this image sums up what Islam is, not what people have made Islam into! 

Please take a moment to think about it and share it with your family and friends. Jazaka’Allah Khair ( جزاك اللهُ خيراً)