Saturday, January 31, 2009

What does Islam say about Music and Singing?


Source: Darul Iftaa

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

The worst-case scenario in the event of being inflicted with a disease is when the one involved refuses to believe that he has been inflicted with that disease. The way this phenomenon is accepted and recognised in diseases and illnesses that affect the physical body, it is also true with regards to spiritual diseases and ailments.

When a person commits a sin (May Allah save us all) believing that a sin is being committed and feels regret and remorse in the heart, then this is far better than committing the sin and believing it to be lawful (halal). In the former situation, only one sin is being committed, and it is very likely that the individual may repent out of the remorse felt in the heart. In the latter case, however, in addition to the sin being committed, there is the greater sin of trying to justify it. Normally, such an individual does not receive the guidance to repent from his sin. (May Allah save us all, Ameen)

Music and Singing

The case with music and unlawful singing is the same. It has been decisively prohibited in Shariah, as the evidences mentioned further along will illustrate. Yet there are individuals who are not ready to believe that it is unlawful (haram).

In the modern era, music has spread to such an extent that nobody is free from it. Individuals are confronted with situations where they are forced to listen to music. It is played nearly in all department stores and supermarkets. If you sit in a taxi, make a phone call or even walk down the street, you will not be saved from this evil. Young Muslims drive around in their cars with the music fully blasted. The increasing popularity of music, which is prevalent in our society, poses a great threat to the Muslims.

Music is a direct ploy of the non-Muslims. One of the main causes for the decline of the Muslims is their involvement in useless entertainment. Today we see that Muslims are involved, and at the forefront perhaps, of many immoralities and evils. The spiritual power which once was the trait of a Muslim is nowhere to be seen. One of the main reasons for this is music and useless entertainment.

Harms and effects of music

We should be aware that nothing has been prohibited by the Almighty Creator except that which is harmful to the Muslims and the society as a whole. There are great harms and ill-effects of music.

Islam totally forbids adultery and also those things that lead to it. Allah Most High says:

“And do not (even) come near to adultery, for it is a shameful deed and an evil, opening the road (to other evils).” (al-Isra, 32)

Islam does not only prohibit adultery and fornication, but also those things that may lead to it. This is the reason why the Qur’an orders Muslim men and women to lower their gazes. It prohibits one from being alone with someone of the opposite sex (khalwa). Informal interaction with the opposite sex has also been made unlawful.

This is also one of the main reasons for the prohibition of music, as it effects one’s emotions, creates arousal, passion and excitement, and also leads to various physiological changes in the person. It is a psychological proven fact that two things are instrumental in arousing the human sexual desire, one being the voice of a female (for males) and the other music.

This is the reason why Allah Most High says:

“O wives of the prophet! You are not like other women, if you are god-fearing. So do not be soft in speech. Lest in whose heart is disease should be moved with desire.” (Surah al-Ahzab, v. 32)

Thus, Islam forbids listening to the female voice with lust and desire. The great Hanafi Jurist, Imam Ibn Abidin (Allah have mercy on him) states:

“It is permissible for women to converse with non-Mahram men at the time of need (and vice versa). However, what is not permissible is that they stretch, soften and raise their voice in a melodious way.” (Radd al-Muhtar, V.1, P. 406)

Similarly, it is also unlawful for women to listen to the voice of non-Mahram men with lust and desire. One of the great western thinkers said: “The voice is one of the quickest ways that make a woman fall in love with a man. This is the reason why many women adore singers.”

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) was also wary of this fact when he said to the Companion Bara ibn Malik: “O Bara! Let not the women here your voice.” (Kanz al-Ummal, 7/322) The same has also been reported from the Companion Anjasha (Allah be pleased with him).

Physical Effect of Music

Experiments carried out by doctors and researchers confirm that music is such that it does not only affect the brain, but each and every organ of the body. There is a close relationship between music and bodily movements.

It is also proved that music affects one’s emotions, increases arousal in terms of alertness and excitement and also leads to various psychological changes in the person. In a psychological experiment, it was found that listening to moderate type of music increased one’s normal heart beat, whilst listening to rock music the heart beat increased even further, yet people claim that music has no effect.

In conclusion, music and the instruments used for singing are a cause for arousing the sexual desire of an individual. It could lead a person to adultery and fornication. Therefore, Islam takes the preventive measure rather than suffer the consequences. This is also one of the principles of Islamic Jurisprudence, namely ‘blocking the means’ (sadd al-dhara'i). This is based on the idea of preventing an evil before it actually materializes, and is taken from the heart of the guidance of the Qur’an and Sunnah that, “Preventing harm is given precedence even to achieving possible benefits.”

Becoming Heedless of Allah

One of the harms of music is that it distracts one from his Creator. It serves as a temporary means of pleasure and satisfaction, which makes one forget who he really is and why he was created. This is the reason why musical instruments are known in the Arabic language as ‘malaahi’ meaning instruments that prevent one from the remembrance of Allah Almighty.

Human has been created for a noble purpose. Allah Most High says:

“I have created jinn and humans only that they serve (worship) me.” (Surah al-Dhariyat, 56)

Music and temporary entertainments sink the human in physical pleasures and prevent him/her from true spiritual gains. In conclusion, music has a great role to play in preventing a human from realising the purpose of creation.

Un-Islamic Values

Another harm of music is that it instils the ideologies of the non-Muslims in the heart and mind. The messages of today’s music follow a general theme of love, fornication, drugs and freedom.

We find that the whole world is obsessed with the Kufr idea of unrestrained freedom, i.e. freedom of speech and movement, etc… This idea of freedom, “it’s my life, I’ll do what I want” is a predominant theme of music today. It is used as a means of drilling western ideologies into the hearts and minds, which are totally contrary to Islamic values and teachings.

The Difference between Legal Wisdom and Legal Reason

The above are just some of the harms and evil effects of music. One must remember here that these are the wisdoms for the prohibition of music and not the reason (illah). The Shariah ruling is based upon the reason, and not the wisdom. In other words if the harms for the prohibition of music are taken care of, it will not make music permissible.

An example for this is that the wisdom behind the prohibition of wine and alcohol is that it creates enmity and hatred between people and it hinders one from the remembrance of Allah. The reason, however, is that it is an intoxicating substance. Now, if one was to say that wine will be Halal for me, as I will lock myself up after drinking wine, thus no destruction will be caused. Any sane person will conclude that he is wrong, as wine is Haram whether you cause any destruction and damage to others or not. The reason being is that the cause (illa) for the prohibition of wine is intoxication, regardless of whether the wisdom (hikma) is present or not.

The same is with music. If one is saved from the abovementioned harms, even then music will still remain Haram. It can not be held lawful even if one is saved from its harms. This is a well established principle in the science of Usul al-Fiqh.

Ruling on musical instruments and unlawful singing

In light of the evidences that will be mentioned shortly, the following are unlawful in Shariah:

a) Musical instruments that are exclusively designed for entertainment and dancing, and create charm, pleasure and bliss on their own (even without the singing), such as the drum, violin, guitar, fiddle, flute, lute, mandolin, harmonium, piano, string, etc are all impermissible and unlawful (haram) to use.

There is a consensus of the whole Ummah on this. Since the first century, the Companions (sahaba), their followers (tabi’in), jurists (fuqaha) and the scholars have been generally unanimous on this ruling.

b) Singing that is a cause for a sin is also unlawful with the consensus of all the scholars, such as songs that prevent one from the obligatory (fard & wajib).

c) Any singing that is accompanied by other sins, such as songs that consist of unlawful, immoral, and sexual themes, or it is sang by non-Mahram women, etc will also be unlawful. This ruling is also with the consensus of all the scholars.


There are numerous evidences in the Qur’an and Sunnah which support this view. We will attempt to look at a few:

1) Allah Most High says:

“And there are among men, those that purchase idle tales, to mislead (men) from the path of Allah and throw ridicule. For such there will be a humiliating punishment.” (Surah Luqman, V. 6)

The great Companion Sayyiduna Abd Allah ibn Mas’ud (Allah be pleased with him) states in the explanation of the word “idle tales”:

“By Allah its meaning is music.” (Sunan al-Bayhaqi, 1/223 & authenticated by al-Hakim in his Mustadrak, 2/411)

Imam Ibn Abi Shayba related with his own transmission that he (Ibn Mas’ud) said: “I swear by Him besides Whom there is no God that it refers to singing.” (132/5)

The great Companion and exegete of the Qur’an, Sayyiduna Abd Allah ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) states:

“The meaning of the word is music, singing and the like.” (Sunan al-Bayhaqi, 1/221& Musannaf Ibn abi Shayba, 132/5)

He also stated:

“Music and the purchase of female singers.” (Musannaf Ibn Abi Shayba, 132/5)

Hasan al-Basri (Allah be pleased with him) said:

“This verse was revealed in relation to singing and musical instruments.” (Tafsir ibn Kathir, 3/442)

The same explanation has also been narrated from Mujahid, Ikrima, Ibrahim Nakha’i, Mak’hul and others (may Allah be pleased with them all).

The above verse of the Qur’an, along with the statements regarding its meaning is clear in the prohibition of music. It also serves as a severe warning for those who are involved in the trade of music in any way, shape or form, as Allah warned them of “Humiliating punishment”.

As for those that say, the verse refers to things that prevent one from the remembrance of Allah and not music, they do not contradict the aforementioned explanation. The interpretation of the verse with “things that prevent one from the remembrance of Allah” is a more general interpretation which includes music and song, as one of the foremost things that stop you from the remembrance of Allah is music. This is the reason why the majority of the exegetes of the Qur’an have interpreted the verse with music only, or with all those acts that prevent one from the truth with music being at the forefront.

2) Allah Most High says whilst describing the attributes of the servants of the Most Compassionate (ibad al-Rahman):

“Those who witness no falsehood, and if they pass by futility, they pass by it with honourable avoidance.” (Surah al-Furqan, V. 72)

Imam Abu Bakr al-Jassas relates from Sayyiduna Imam Abu Hanifah (Allah be pleased with him) that the meaning of “falsehood (zur)” is music & song. (Ahkam al-Qur’an, 3/428)

3) Allah Most High said to Shaytan:

“Lead to destruction those whom you can among them with your (seductive) voice.” (Surah al-Isra, V.64)

One of the great exegete, Mujahid (Allah have mercy on him) interpreted the word “voice (sawt)” by music, singing, dancing and idle things. (Ruh al-Ma’ani, 15/111)

Imam Suyuti (Allah have mercy on him) quoted Mujahid as saying: “Voice (in this verse) is singing and flute.” (al-Iklil fi istinbat al-tanzil, 1444)

Another exegete, Dahhak (Allah have mercy on him) also interpreted the word “Sawt” with flutes. (Qurtubi, al-Jami` li Ahkam al-Qur’an, 10/288)

Here also, a general interpretation can be given, as indeed some commentators of the Qur’an have done, but this, as mentioned earlier, does not contradict the meaning given by Mujahid and Dahhak, as it is included in the more broad and general meaning.

Guidance of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace)

The are many Ahadith of the blessed Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) which prohibit music and the usage of musical instruments to the extent that some scholars have gathered approximately forty Ahadith, of which the chain of transmission of some is authentic (sahih), some sound (hasan) and some weak (da’if). We will only mention a few here:

1) Sayyiduna Abu Malik al-Ash’ari (Allah be pleased with him) reports that he heard the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) say: “There will appear people in my Ummah, who will hold adultery, silk, alcohol and musical instruments to be lawful.” (Sahih al-Bukhari)

2) Abu Malik al-Ash’ari (Allah be pleased with him) narrates a similar type of Hadith, but a different wording. He reports that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “Soon there will be people from my Ummah who will consume alcohol, they will change its name (by regarding it permissible. m), on there heads will be instruments of music and singing. Allah will make the ground swallow them up, and turn them into monkeys and swine.” (Sahih Ibn Hibban & Sunan Ibn Majah, with a sound chain of narration)

In the above two narrations, the word ma’azif is used. The scholars of the Arabic language are unanimous on the fact that it refers to musical instruments. (Ibn Manzur, Lisan al-Arab, V.9, P.189)

The prohibition of musical instruments is clear in these two narrations. The first Hadith (recorded in Sahih al-Bukhari) mentions that certain people from the Ummah of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give peace) will try to justify the permissibility of using musical instruments, along with adultery, silk and alcohol, despite these things being unlawful (haram) in Shariah.

Moreover, by mentioning music with the likes of adultery and alcohol just shows how severe the sin is. The one who attempts to permit music is similar to the one who permits alcohol or adultery.

The second Hadith describes the fate of such people in that the ground will be ordered to swallow them and they will be turned into monkeys and swine (May Allah save us all). The warning is specific to those that will hold music, alcohol, silk and adultery to be permissible. It is something that should be of concern for those who try and justify any of these things.

Also, to say that music will only be unlawful if it is in combination with alcohol, adultery and silk is incorrect. If this was the case, then why is it that the exception is only for music from the four things? The same could also be said for adultery, alcohol and silk. One may then even justify that alcohol and adultery is also permissible unless if they are consumed in combination with the other things!

Thus, the above two narrations of the beloved of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) are clear proof on the impermissibility of music and songs.

3) Imran ibn Husain (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “This Ummah will experience the swallowing up of some people by the earth, metamorphosis of some into animals, and being rained upon with stones”. A man from amongst the Muslims asked: “O Messenger of Allah! When will this be?” He said: “When female singers and musical instruments appear and alcohol will (commonly) be consumed.” (Recorded by Imam Tirmidhi, Imam Ibn Majah in their respective Sunan collections, and the wording here is of Sunan Tirmidhi)

4) Sayyiduna Ali ibn Talib (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the blessed Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “When my Ummah begin doing fifteen things, they will be inflicted with tribulations, and (from those 15 things He said): “When female singers and musical instruments become common.” (Sunan Tirmidhi)

5) Na’fi reports that once Abd Allah ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with them both) heard the sound of a Sheppard’s flute. He put his fingers in his ears, turned his mule away from the road and said: “O Nafi’! Can you hear? I (Nafi’) replied with the affirmative. He carried on walking (with his fingers in his ears) until I said: “the sound has ceased” He removed his fingers from his ears, came back on to the road and said: “I saw the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) doing the same when he heard the flute of the Sheppard.” (Recorded by Imam Ahmad in his Musnad and Abu Dawud & Ibn Majah in their Sunans)

6) Sayyiduna Abd Allah ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “Verily Allah has forbidden alcohol, gambling, drum and guitar, and every intoxicant is haram.” (Musnad Ahmad & Sunan Abu Dawud)

7) Abu Umama (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give peace) said: “Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical instruments, flutes, strings, crucifixes, and the affairs of the pre-Islamic period of ignorance.”(Musnad Ahmad & Abu Dawud Tayalisi)

8) Sayyiduna Abd Allah ibn Mas’ud (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “Song makes hypocrisy grow in the heart as water does herbage.” (Sunan al-Bayhaqi)

9) Sayyiduna Anas (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give peace) said: “On the day of Resurrection, Allah will pour molten lead into the ears of whoever sits listening to a songstress.” (Recorded by Ibn Asakir & Ibn al-Misri)

10) Sayyiduna Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “Bell is the flute of Shaytan.” (Sahih Muslim & Sunan Abu Dawud)

There are many more narrations of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give peace) in prohibition of musical instruments and unlawful singing. I have merely mentioned a few here as an example.

The great Imam of the Shafi’i school, Imam Ibn Hajr al-Haytami gathered all these Ahadith which approximately total to forty in his excellent work ‘Kaff al-Ra’a an Muharramat al-Lahw wa al-Sama’, and then said: “All of this is explicit and compelling textual evidence that musical instruments of all types are unlawful.” (2/270)

Statements of the Jurists (fuqaha)

The great Hanafi jurist, Imam al-Kasani states:

“If a singer gathers people around him only to entertain them with his voice, then he will not be considered an upright person (a’dil), even though if he does not consume alcohol, as he will be considered the leader of sinners. If however, he only sings to himself in order to eradicate loneliness, then there is nothing wrong in doing so.

As far as the one who uses musical instruments is concerned, if the instruments themselves are not unlawful, such as the bamboo and tambourine, then there is nothing wrong with that and he will still be considered upright. However, if the instrument is unlawful, such as the lute and the like, then he will not be considered an upright person (to be a witness in the court. m), as these instruments can never be considered lawful.” (Bada’I al-Sana’i, 6/269)

It is stated in Khulasat al-Fatawa:

“Listening to the sound of musical instruments is unlawful (haram), as the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “Listening to songs is a sin.” (4/345)

Imam Ibn al-Humam, the great Hanafi Mujtahid makes a decisive statement in his famous Fath al-Qadir:

“Unlawful (haram) singing is when the theme of the song consists of unlawful things, such as the description of a particular living person’s beauty and features, the virtues of wine that provoke wine-drinking, the details and particulars of family affairs or those songs that mock and ridicule others.

However, songs that are free from such unlawful things and they consist of descriptions of the natural things, such as flowers and streams, etc… will be permissible. Yes, if they are accompanied by musical instruments, then it will be unlawful even if the song is full of advice and wisdom, not because of what the songs consist of, rather due to the musical instruments that are played with it. And it is stated in the al-Mugni of Ibn Qudamah (Hanbali Madhhab) that musical instruments are of two types:

1) Unlawful, Such as those that are specially designed for entertainment and singing, like the flute and mandolin, etc;

2) Lawful, like the playing of the tambourine (daff) at weddings and other happy occasions.” (See: Ibn Humam, Fath al-Qadir, 6/36)

The same has more or less been mentioned in the other Hanafi works also, such as al-Ikhtiyar, al-Bahr al-Ra’iq, al-Fatawa al-Hindiyya and others.

Imam an-Nawawi, the great Hadith and Shafi’i scholar states:

“It is unlawful to use or listen to musical instruments, such as, those which the drinkers are known for, like the mandolin, lute, cymbals, and flute. It is permissible to play the tambourine (daff) at weddings, circumcisions and other times, even if it has bells on its sides. Beating the Kuba, a long drum with a narrow middle, is also unlawful.” (Mugni al-Muhtaj, 4/429, & Reliance of the traveller, 775)

There are many other statements of the Fuqaha and scholars such al-Qurtubi, and in each of the four Madhhabs, but due to the length of the article, I will suffice with the above.

As for those who hold music to be lawful usually present the Hadith of Sahih al-Bukhari in which two girls were singing in the presence of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) and Sayyida A’isha (Allah be pleased with her).

However, the permissibility of music can not be justified with this Hadith. The Hadith expert, Hafidh Ibn Hajr al-Asqalani has refuted this claim in length in his Fath al-Bari, 2/345).

Firstly, these young girls were singing without any unlawful musical instruments and secondly, the content of the song was regarding war, thus perfectly lawful. Also, they were not professional singers as the words of the Hadith clearly indicate.

Some try to justify music with the Hadith in which the permissibility of playing the tambourine (daff) is mentioned.

However, as stated in the works of the Fuqaha, to play the tambourine is permissible at weddings, as it is not designed for sole entertainment and pleasure, rather for announcement, etc…


In the light of the above evidences from the Qur’an, sayings of our beloved Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give peace) and texts of the various Fuqaha, the following is the decisive ruling with regards to music:

Musical instruments that are solely designed for entertainment are unlawful, with or without singing. However, to play the tambourine (daf) at weddings (and other occasions according to some fuqaha) will be permissible.

As far as the songs are concerned, if they consist of anything that is unlawful or they prevent one from the obligatory duties, then they will be unlawful. However, if they are free from the abovementioned things (and they are not accompanied by instruments), then it will be permissible to sing them.

And Allah knows best

Ikhlas - Sincerity

Indeed SINCERITY is very delicate. Otherwise, ianya tidak akan diibaratkan seperti seekor semut hitam yang bergerak diatas seketul batu hitam di dalam kegelapan malam.
Wanna know if we r really sincere in our actions? I have some proves here.

1- Seorang yang ikhlas, akan takut KEMASYHURAN.
2-Tidak memerlukan pujian dan tidak tenggelam oleh pujian.
3-Tidak kedekut pujian bagi mereka yang benar layak untuk pujian itu.
4- Jika dia seorang pemimpin, maka dia akan buat yang selayaknya. Dan jika dia seorang yang berada dibarisan belakang, dia tetap setia. Tujuannya hanyalah kemaslahatan(kebaikan)bersama.
5- Mencari keredhaan Allah, bukan keredhaan manusia.
6- Menjadikan keredhaan dan mekamrahan kerana Allah semata. Bukan kerana kepentingan peribadi.
7- Sabar sepanjang jalan.
8- Berasa senang jika ada yang ingin bergabung.
9- Rakus terhadap amal yang bermanfaat.
10- Menghindari U'JUB (berasa senang dan puas terhadap amal yang dilakukan).

Amalan tanpa keikhlasan tidak diterima disisi Allah. Ulama'2 dan Sufi2 yang pious, selalu menangis sampai pengsan kerana takut amalan2 mereka tidak diterima.
Saya ..... When was the last time i checked my intention of doing an action? When was the last time time i cry out of fear lest my actions, ibadat, charity, and teachings are not accepted because it lacks of IKHLAS??!

Niyat Taubat Tukar Araq Jadi Madu

Pada suatu hari, Omar Al-Khatab sedang bersiar-siar di lorong-lorong dalam kota Madinah. Di hujung simpang jalan beliau terserempak dengan pemuda yang membawa kendi. Pemuda itu menyembunyikan kendi itu di dalam kain sarung yang diselimutkan di belakangnya. Timbul syak di hati Omar AL-Khatab apabila terlihat keadaan itu, lantas bertanya, "Apa yang engkau bawa itu?" Kerana panik sebab takut dimarahi Omar yang terkenal dengan ketegasan, pemuda itu menjawab dengan terketar-ketar iaitu benda yang dibawanya ialah madu. Walhal benda itu ialah khamar. Dalam keadaannya yang bercakap bohong itu pemuda tadi sebenarnya ingin berhenti dari terus minum arak. Dia sesungguhnya telah menyesal dan insaf dan menyesal melakukan perbuatan yang ditegah oleh agama itu. Dalam penyesalan itu dia berdoa kepada Tuhan supaya Omar Al-Khatab tidak sampai memeriksa isi kendinya yang ditegah oleh agama itu.

Pemuda itu masih menunggu sebarang kata-kata Khalifah, "Kendi ini berisikan madu." Kerana tidak percaya, Khalifah Omar ingin melihat sendiri isi kendi itu. Rupanya doa pemuda itu telah dimakbulkan oleh Allah s.w.t. seketika itu juga telah menukarkan isi kendi itu kepada madu. Begitu dia berniat untuk bertaubat, dan Tuhan memberikan hidayah, sehingga niatnya yang ikhlas, ia terhindar dari pergolakan Khalifah Omar Al-Khatab, yang mungkin membahayakan pada dirinya sendiri kalau kendi itu masih berisi khamar.

Allah Taala berfirman:, "Seteguk khamar diminum maka tidak diterima Allah amal fardhu dan sunatnya selama tiga hari. Dan sesiapa yang minum khamar segelas, maka Allah Taala tidak menerima solatnya selama empat puluh hari. Dan orang yang tetap minum khamar, maka selayaknya Allah memberinya dari 'Nahrul Khabal'.
Ketika ditanya, "Ya Rasulullah, apakah Nahrul Khabal itu ?" Jawab Rasulullah s.a.w., "Darah bercampur nanah orang ahli neraka ! "

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Qiyamat- End To All Lives

Tanda-Tanda Hari Qiyamat

1. Penaklukan Baitulmuqaddis.
Dari Auf b. Malik r.a., katanya, "Rasulullah s. a. w. telah bersabda:"Aku menghitung enam perkara menjelang hari kiamat."Baginda menyebutkan salah satu di antaranya, iaitu penaklukan Baitulmuqaddis." - Sahih Bukhari

2. Zina bermaharajalela.
"Dan tinggallah manusia-manusia yang buruk, yang seenaknya melakukan persetubuhan seperti himar (keldai). Maka pada zaman mereka inilah kiamat akan datang." - Sahih Muslim

3. Bermaharajalela alat muzik.
"Pada akhir zaman akan terjadi tanah runtuh, rusuhan dan perubahan muka."Ada yang bertanya kepada Rasulullah; "Wahai Rasulullah bila hal ini terjadi?" Baginda menjawab;"Apabila telah bermaharajalela bunyi-bunyian (muzik) dan penyanyi-penyanyi wanita" - Ibnu Majah

4. Menghias masjid dan membanggakannya.
"Di antara tanda-tanda telah dekatnya kiamat ialah manusia bermegah-megahan dalam mendirikan masjid" - Riwayat Nasai.

5. Munculnya kekejian, memutuskan kerabat dan hubungan dengan tetangga tidak baik.
"Tidak akan datang kiamat sehingga banyak perbuatan dan perkataan keji, memutuskan hubungan silaturahim dan sikap yang buruk dalam tetangga." - Riwayat Ahmad dan Hakim

6. Ramai orang soleh meninggal dunia.
"Tidak akan datang hari kiamat sehingga Allah mengambil orang-orang yang baik dan ahli agama dimuka bumi, maka tiada yang tinggal padanya kecuali orang-orang yang hina dan buruk yang tidak mengetahui yang makruf dan tidak mengingkari kemungkaran - Riwayat Ahmad

7. Orang hina mendapat kedudukan terhormat.
"Di antara tanda-tanda semakin dekatnya kiamat ialah dunia akan dikuasai oleh Luka' bin Luka'(orang yang bodoh dan hina). Maka orang yang paling baik ketika itu ialah orang yang beriman yang diapit oleh dua orang mulia" -Riwayat Thabrani

8. Mengucapkan salam kepada orang yang dikenalnya sahaja.
"Sesungguhnya di antara tanda-tanda telah dekatnya hari kiamat ialah manusia tidak mahu mengucapkan salamkepada orang lain kecuali yang dikenalnya saja." - Riwayat Ahmad

9. Banyak wanita yang berpakaian tetapi hakikatnya telanjang.
Diriwayatkan dari Abu Hurairah r.a. "Di antara tanda-tanda telah dekatnya hari kiamat ialah akan muncul pakaian-pakaian wanita dan apabila mereka memakainya keadaannya seperti telanjang."

10. Bulan sabit kelihatan besar.
"Di antara tanda-tandatelah dekatnya hari kiamat ialah menggelembung (membesarnya) bulan sabit." - Riwayat Thabrani

11. Banyak dusta dan tidak tepat dalam menyampaikan berita.
"Pada akhir zaman akan muncul pembohong-pembohong besar yang datang kepadamu dengan membawa berita-berita yang belum pernah kamu dengar dan belum pernah didengar oleh bapa-bapa kamu sebelumnya, kerana itu jauhkanlah dirimu dari mereka agar mereka tidak menyesatkanmu dan memfitnahmu" - Sahih Muslim

12. Banyak saksi palsu dan menyimpan kesaksian yang benar
"Sesungguhnya sebelum datangnya hari kiamat akan banyak kesaksian palsu dan disembunyikan kesaksian yang benar" - Riwayat Ahmad

13. Negara Arab menjadi padang rumput dan sungai.
"Tidak akan datang hari kiamat sehingga negeri Arab kembali menjadi padang rumput dan sungai-sungai." - Sahih Muslim

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Isu Palestin


Sekarang isu Palestin sangatlah hangat seperti yang diketahui oleh semua orang, Muslims and the Non Muslims too. Everywhere dalam dunia blogging ni...banyak articles, gambar2 and tak kurang juga yang letak online tabung derma di blog masing masing. Walaupun tak semua yang berusaha membantu rakyat Palestin, tetapi, boleh dikatakan RAMAI!

Saya tak pernah lagi nyatakan apa2 tentang isu ni, but tonight, saya rasa macam nak katakan sesuatu. I obviously dont have the right to demand you visitors to read it, because sya tulis apa yang saya fikir. So, kalau dah boring, tak yah la baca.

Saya ada ucapan sebenarnya.....

(1) Untuk mereka yang ada kesedaran dan perasaan untuk membantu rakyat Palestin dengan cara menderma, ataupun memulaukan produk2 Israel dan Amerika...

" Ikhlaskan niyat kita dalam melakukannya. Teruskan membantu...Dulu zaman awal kemunculan Islam...orang kafir Quraish sanggup boikot orang2 Islam. Our beloved Nabi SallahuAlaihiWasallam dan orang2 Islam kena pulaukan. Tak boleh ada sebarang hubungan dengan sesiapa. Tak boleh jual beli, tak dapat makanan, exactly macam orang Palestin ( rakyat Palestin obviously teruk lagi). Who boycotted them? THE KUFFAR! Why? Because they H.A.T.E Islam!

Now........ kuatkan semangat and continue our efforts..if we r truly sincere...I just imagine , saya yang tak de rumah, mak saya kena bunuh, adik saya...saya hilang keluarga saya, hilang ketenangan saya......dapat ke hati saya terima Mc'Donald yang ada depan mata? Saya rasa saya akan baling!

(2) Untuk sesiapa yang biasa2 je...tak setuju dengan semua usaha2 diatas...
I just imagine, saya lah yan tak de rumah, mak saya kena bunuh,adik saya...saya hilang keluarga saya, hilang ketenangan saya.....dapat ke saya terima Mc'Donald yang ada depan mata saya?
Saya rasa lah.....saya akan baling! Bukan saya tak suka Mx; Donald tu( ayam dia tak dosa apa pun..) Tapi saya cuma tak sanggup nak telan makanan yahudi.....Fikirlah.

Saya rasa tak mungkin dapat saya ungkapkan segala yang bergolak di minda saya....Terlalu banyak kalau nak explain. Saya tak minat tulis panjang2....kecuali dalam exam. Tu 10 page untuk 1 soalan pun saya suka. But, one conclusion I wanna stress upon...

Come on young Muslim better rise up!
Wabillahi Taufiq....Wal Hidayah.......Make me maaf for any harsh words......

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you? Alternatively, do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way?
Something needs done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do-list. Let ME be the one to take care of the problem. I cannot help you until you turn it over to Me. Moreover, although My to-do-list is long, I am after all... God. I can take care of anything you put into My hands. In fact, if the truth were ever really known, I take care of many things for you that you never even realize.
Once you have given your burdens to Me, quit trying to take them back. Trust in Me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs, your problems and your trials.Problems with the kids? Put them on My list. Problem with finances? Put it on My list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? Put it on My list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.
Do not wake up one morning and say, "Well, I'm feeling much stronger now; I think I can handle it from here." Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It is simple. You gave Me your burdens and I am taking care of them. I also renew your strength and cover you in my peace. Don't you know that if I give you these problems back, you will be right back where you started? Leave them with Me and forget about them. Just let Me do my job.
I want you to forget many things. Forget what was making you crazy.Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I am in control. Nevertheless, there is one thing I pray you never forget. Please, do not forget to talk to Me - OFTEN! I love YOU! I want to hear your voice. I want you to include Me in on the things going on in your life. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with Me. I want to be your dearest friend.
I see many things from up here that you cannot see from where you are. Have faith in Me that I know what I am doing. Trust Me; you would not want the view from My eyes.I will continue to care for you, watch over you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust Me.Although I have a much bigger task than you do, it seems as if you have so much trouble just doing your simple part. How hard can trust be?
You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you are. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who have not heard any in such a long time. Share your tears with those who have forgotten how to cry. Share your faith with those who have none.
I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many diverse experiences.You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes Me a little longer than you expect to handle something on My to-do-list? Trust in My timing, for My timing is perfect. Just because I created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should always rush, rush, and rush.
Be kind to others, for I love them just as much as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along. I created each of you different in some way. It would be too boring if you were all identical. Please, know I love each of your differences.
As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? I created you for one reason only -- to be loved, and to love in return. I am a ALLAH of Love. Love Me.Love your neighbors. Also, love yourself. It makes My heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to me.Do not ever forget...
Touch someone with your love.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Divorced Doll


THE DIVORCED DOLL--------------------

A Lady goes to buy a doll. She tells the clerk that she needs to buy a doll but doesn't know what's available or price.
The clerk replies "we have Tennis doll and she's $28" Lady asks "well, anything else?" "We have an equestrian doll, and she's $28".
Lady asks "anything else?" "Well, we have divorced doll and she's $250" The lady replies "I don't understand why divorced doll is so expensive.
The others were only $28. What is so special about divorced doll?" The clerk replied "Simple, she comes with Ken's car, his house, and all his other stuff.”

Tuesday, January 13, 2009



It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of Allah's design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.

The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
Allah opens this flower so sweetly,
Then in my hands they die.

If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of Allah's design,
Then how can I have the wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?

So I'll trust in Allah for leading
Each moment of my day.
I will look to Allah for His guidance
Each step of the way.

The pathway that lies before me,
Only Allah knows.
I'll trust Him to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

10th Of Muharram

The Fast of ‘Ashura (The 10th of Muharram
( Jualan Mega Tahun Baru!! Dari 9-10 dan 10- 11 Muharram 1430 Hijrah)

Assalamualaikum kepada semua saudara Islam ku...
Besok adalah 'Ashura. Digalakkan kita berpuasa pada hari itu. Bukan hanya untuk mendapatkan fadhilatnya, tetapi...untuk mendapat keredhaan Allah Ta'ala, menghapuskan dosa tahun lepas kita, dan meraikan beberapa kejayaan dan kemenangan yang telah berlaku kepada Nabi2 Alayhimussalam pada zaman dahulu.
Sambutan New Year 2009, memang meriah kan? Ramai yang sanggup bersengkang mata demi menunggu detik 12 malam menyambut kedatangan tahun 2009. Siap berkampung di tempat2 yang akan mengadakan sambutan tahun baru. Ada gunanya ek? Apa ye? Yang saya boleh fikir.....seronok, excited, memeriahkan suasana sambutan...and ..u list the reason!
Kita masih dalam bulan pertama, bulan Muharram. 'Ashura , pada pemahaman dan amalan saya yang tak cukup zat ni, saya ibaratkannya sebagai JUALAN MEGA TAHUN BARU 2009 @ 1430 HIJRAH. Sebab, puasa bulan Muharran adalah yang paling afdhal selepas bulan Ramadhan( dinyatakan dalam sebuah hadith). Allah yang sedia Maha Pemurah, menawarkan pelbagai tawaran2 yang menarik, hebat serta lumayan. Puasa sehari/dua, setahun dosa diampunkan.
Bagi makan orang yang lapar.....set hidangan makanan Syurga adalah ganjarannya. Allahu Akbar!

‘Ashura is a day of great historical significance. On this day: Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) accepted the repentance of Sayyidina Adam ('Alaihis-Salaam) after his exile from Paradise; Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) saved Sayyidina Nuh ('Alaihis-Salaam) and his companions in the ark; Allah extinguished the fire in which Sayyidina Ibrahim ('Alaihis-Salaam) was thrown by Nimrod; And Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) spoke directly to Sayyidina Musa ('Alaihis-Salaam) and gave him the Commandments. On this same 10th of Muharram, Sayyidina Ayyub ('Alaihis-Salaam) was restored to health (from leprosy); Sayyidina Yusuf ('Alaihis-Salaam) was reunited with his father Ya’qub ('Alaihis-Salaam); Sayyidina Yunus ('Alaihis-Salaam) was taken out from the belly of the fish; and the sea was divided as the nation of israel was delivered from captivity and Pharoah’s army was destroyed. ‘Ashura is also the day when the kingdom of Sulaiman ('Alaihis-Salaam) was restored; Sayyidina Isa ('Alaihis-Salaam) was raised to Jannah; and Sayyidina al- Imam Husayn (Radiyallahu 'anh) (the Holy Nabi’s, Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim, grandson) achieved the honor of Martyrdom.

Worship Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) as much as you can on ‘Ashura.
1- Whoever fasts on this day is like one who fasts all his life.
2- Whoever clothes a naked person Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) will release him from a painful punishment.
3- He who visits a sick person, Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) will grant him a reward that will not be decreased.
4- Whoever places his hand on an orphan’s head, or feeds a hungry person or gives water to a thirsty man, Allah will feed him a feast from Paradise and will quench his thirst with Salsabil (a wine that does not intoxicate).
5- And who ever takes a Ghusl on this day will enjoy excellent health and freedom from sickness and indolence.
6- Whoever provides generously for his family on this day, Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) will be generous to him throughout this year.
7- And whoever applies Kuhl to his eyes will never suffer from eye-sore again, Insha’Allah al-Aziz

O’ Allah! Bless us to perform good deeds and gain their reward on ‘Ashura. Make the new year one of unity, cooperation and success for Muslims in this city and around the world. Ameen.

" Yang saya nyatakan di sini adalah sebahagian daripada apa yang saya telah baca. Kalau ada yang nak baca keseluruhannya, here's the key to the door,( Saya nak kongsi dengan yang lain, kelebihan 'Ashura ni. I mean, i want someone else to share with me what they know or read regarding this virtueos day. Di Madrasah dulu, 2 hari ni...MasyaAllah! Satu madrasah puasa sama sama. Macam bulan Ramadhan pula. Bila puasa ramai ramai, kita jadi lebih bersemangat. "
Puasa 2 hari tak susahkan?
Antara amalan2 yang boleh kita lakukan ialah: Puasa, Taubat, Zikir, Tilawat Al-Quran, bagi makanan kepada orang yang berpuasa(lapar dan dahaga), hadiah pada sahabat2 atau keluarga atau sesiapa sahaja ( spend on others), doa, solat2 sunat dan kurangkan bercakap yang sia-sia.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Daily Rewards For the Obedient Ones

Hadiah Harian Untuk Mereka yang Beramal Soleh

(Hadis riwayat Ahmad, Muslim dan Ibnu Majah) Dalam sebuah hadis yang lain Nabi SAW bersabda bermaksud : " Barangsiapa yang menunaikan sembahyang sunat Dhuha sebanyak dua rakaat tidak ditulis dia daripada orang-orang yang tidak lalai daripada mengingati Allah dan barangsiapa yang menunaikan nya sebanyak empat rakaat ditulis akan dia daripada orang-orang yang suka beribadat dan barangsiapa yang menunaikannya sebanyak enam rakaat dicukupkan baginya pada hari tersebut, barangsiapa menunaikanyan sebanyak lapan rakaat Allah menulis baginya daripada orang-orang yang selalu berbuat taat, barang siapa yang menunaikannya sebanyak dua belas rakaat Allah akan membina baginya mahligai didalam syurga dan tidak ada satu hari dan malam melainkan Allah mempunyai pemberian dan sedekah kepada hamba-hambaNya dan Allah tidak mengurniakan kepada seseorang daripada hamba-hambaNya yang lebih baik daripada petunjuk supaya sentiasa mengingatiNya," (Riwayat At-Thabarani ).

Allah bersedekah pada hamba2Nya siang dan malam. Dari pagi, kita dapat bernafas( tak de heart attack tiba2, Alhamdulillah).
Kita makan breakfast macam macam...Alhamdulillah.
Kita dapat gerak jari ( macam saya tengah mentaip entry ni)...Alhamdulillah.
Kita dapat lihat dengan mata kita....macam awak saya sedang membaca ni. Alhamdulillah.
Kaki, tangan, hidung, semua anggota kita sihat (ada yang terlebih sihat pun) Alhamdulillah!
Ni baru basic ye....yang lain, kita hitung sendiri. Boleh ke nak hitung?? Dalam Quran Allah mentioned that kalau kita cuba count and hitung nikmat2 Allah.......LA TUHSUHA ( U WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COUNT IT).
But kita kedekut la......Pernah ke kita bangun tidur, kita niyat terus, hari aku nak bersedekah. "Hari ni aku nak sedekah apa ek? Kepada siapa aku nak bersedekah ek? " Bukan satu hari je.....setiap hari....Ada? Jujur, saya pun tak dapat nak buat macam tu lgi. Sedih dengan diri saya sendiri. Bila la saya nak sedar yang saya ni...kedekut rupanya. Doakan saya sahabat. Allah grant us all to be generous. Besar hati.
Yang saya mampu lakukan sekarang ialah, SETIAP KEBAIKAN ADALAH SEDEKAH.
So lets try and be GOOD everyday! Obey Allah, 5 times prayer jangan tinggal@lewatkan. Be polite with others, zikir 300 pagi 300 petang( lepas solat tasbih fatimah 100 kali). Always ready to help other people selagi mampu.....
Oh ALLAH, make us happy when we obey you, and disturb our heart if we happen to disobey that we realise, therefore repent...Ameen!
TINGKATKAN AMALAN WAHAI SAHABAT2 KU! ( saya cakap ni, sebab saya nak amalkan nya juga.Kalau saya cakap, InsyaAllah saya akan ingat. )

An answer to Dr. Zakir Naik's answer regarding Schools of thought


School of Thoughts@ Madzhabs

Which Mazhab are we following? Shafie , Hanafi, Maliki, Hambali?

Adakah kita percaya pada Taqleed? Are we aware of this issue? Perlukah kita berpegang pada satu satu madzhab?

Mungkin ada yang tak minat dengan topic Taqleed ni, tapi fikir lagi sekali. Semakin ramai sekarang yang tidak lagi berpegang pada Taqleed. Group2 seperti Ahle Quran and Hadith, Sunni, Mohammadi, Syiah dan macam macam lagi yang saya dan awak tak tahu.
Kita kat Malaysia ni, senang je.......kalaulah ada orang tanya awak mazhab apa? Kita cakap , kita Shafie' la. Tapi....kalau nak diikutkan, kat sekolah agama, bila kita belajar Feqah, rasanya ada tak kita diberitahu yang masalah2 feqah yang kita belajar ni adalah masalah mazhab Shafie, and we are Shafie Madzhab followers?
Masa saya sekolah dulu, kalau ayah serta mak saya tak bagitahu pasal 4 mazhab ni, rasany saya pun tak tahu kot?
What I'm trying to say here is, mazhab Shafie is common in our country. Unlike masa saya di South Africa, majority nya adalah mereka yang bermazhab Hanafi.
Itu di Malaysia. As to what i'm aware of, dekat Syria, Jordan, Mesir and other countries, there are different kind of beliefs and mazhabs besides the 4 madzhabs. Mostly they're Ghair Muqallideen (not following any mazhabs), dengan alasan ' kita ikut Quran dan Hadith'.
Well, saya ada terbaca article pasal TAQLEED, panjang...but worth it. Saya syorkan baca, supaya kita dapat luaskan ilmu kit tentang Aqeedah dan Taqleed.