Saturday, February 6, 2010

Satu Soalan.....

This blog looks ....

a- Messy
b- Funny
c- Too multicolourful 

Which one is it????? 
I like the layout...but somehow i feel that i should change (or fix) it. Something needs to be 'fixed' somewhere..but I'm not sure myself. Whatever the case maybe, i think i need some opinions here....Jazakallah and thanks in advance!

Hari Jumaat

The Aadaab of Jumu'ah

1 . Every Muslim should make preparations for jumu'ah from Thursday. After the Asr solah of Thursday, he should make a lot of istighfaar. He should clean his clothes and keep them ready. If he does not have any perfume in his house, then if it is possible he should try and obtain some and keep it ready so that he will not get distracted with these things on jumu'ah. The pious people of the past have stated that the person to receive the most benefit on Friday will be that person who waits for it and who makes preparations for it from Thursday. The most unfortunate person will be he who does not even know as to when Friday will fall, so much so that he will ask the people in the morning as to which day this is. Some pious people used to go and stay in the jaami' masjid from the night of jumu'ah in order to make full preparations for the following day. (Ihya aul-Uloom, vol. 1, page 161) 

2 . On the day of jumu'ah, one should take a sunnat bath and wash the hair of the head and the rest of the body  thoroughly . It is also very virtuous to use the miswaak on this day.

3 . After taking the sunnat bath, a person should wear the best clothing that he possesses, and if possible he should also apply some perfume. He should also clip his nails.

4 . He should try and go very early to the jaami' masjid. The earlier a person goes, the more reward he will receive. Rasulullah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: "On the day of jumu'ah, the angels stand at the entrance of that masjid in which jumu'ah solah is to be offered. They write down the name of the person who enters the masjid first, and thereafter the name of the person who follows, and they continue doing this . The person who entered first will receive the reward of sacrificing a camel in the path of Allah, the one who followed him will get the reward of sacrificing a cow, thereafter a chicken, thereafter the reward of giving an egg as charity in the path of Allah. Once the khutbah commences, the angels close the register and begin listening to the khutbah. " (Bukhari and Muslim)

In olden times, the roads and alleys used to be extremely busy in the mornings and at fajr time . All the people used to go so early to the jaami' masjid and there used to be such a large crowd that it used to look like the days of Eid . Later, when this habit was given up, people began saying that this is the first innovation in Islam . After writing this, Imam Ghazali rahmatullahialayh says: "Aren't the Muslims ashamed of themselves that the Jews and Christians go so early in the morning to their synagogues and churches on Saturdays and Sundays. Those who are businessmen go so early to the bazaars in order to do their buying and selling . Why don't the Muslims do the same?" The reality of the situation is that the Muslims have totally reduced the value of this blessed day. They do not even know what day this is, and what a high status it has. How sad it is that the day which was more valuable than Eid in the eyes of Muslims of the past, which Rasulullah (Allah bless him & give him peace) was proud of and the day which was not granted to the previous nations has become so dishonoured at the hands of Muslims today and it is such a great ingratitude to the favour of Allah Ta'ala that the consequence of all this can be seen with our very eyes. "

5 . By going walking for the jumu'ah salaat, one gets the reward of fasting for one year for every step that he takes. (Tirmidhi)

6 . On Fridays, Rasulullah (Allah bless him & give him peace) used to recite Surah Alif Laam Meem Sajdah and Surah Hal Ataa, in the fajr salaat . These Surahs should therefore be occasionally recited in the fajr solah on Fridays . Occasionally they should be left out so that people do not regard their recitation as wajib.

7 . For the jumu'ah salaat, Rasulullah (Allah bless him & give him peace) used to recite the following Surahs: al-Jumu'ah and al-Munaafiqun, or al-A'la and al-Ghaashiyah .

8 . There is a lot of reward in reciting Surah Kahf either before the jumu'ah solah or after it. Rasulullah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: "The person who recites Surah Kahf on Fridays, a nur will appear for him from below the Arsh (throne of Allah) as high as the skies. This light will help him in the darkness of the day of resurrection . And all the sins which he may have committed from the last Friday till this Friday will be forgiven . "
(Sharh Sifrus-Sa'aadah)

The ulama have written that this Hadith refers to minor sins because major sins are not forgiven without making taubah.

9 . There is more reward in reciting durood (selawat) on Fridays than on other days . It has been mentioned in the Hadith that (selawat) should be recited abundantly on Fridays .

May Allah guide us all to value this auspicious day truly, Amin...


Famous Non Muslims Comments On The Qur'aan

Goethe – a famous German poet - whenever I read the Quraan – I feel some thing is shaken my spirit - 

Arnest rinan – Quran is authentic – and no modification or changing occurred to this book, and whenever you listen to the Quraan, it makes you shiver – and when you study the laws which come in this Quraan – you will respect it more and more.

Leo Tolstoy – a famous Russian thinker - after I have read the Quraan, I realized that all what humanity needs is this heavenly law.

Leo Tolstoy - the legislation of Quran will spread all over the world, because it agrees with the mind, logic and wisdom.

Michael hart - there is no book in history that is complete with its entire letters without any modifications but quran.

Jaims Jenz - the astronomical scientist says - I bear witness quran is an inspired book from god

Professor Irene berg – the professor at the Oslo university – no doubt Quraan is truly from almighty god and that Muhammad is truly a messenger from god..

Dr. Maurice Bucaille – It is impossible that Muhammad, peace be upon him, authored the Qur'an. How could a man, from being illiterate, become the most important author, in terms of literary merits, in the whole of Arabic literature?
How could he then pronounce truths of a scientific nature that no other human-being could possibly have developed at that time, an all this without once making the slightest error in his pronouncement on the subject?"

The Japanese professor Yoshido Kozan - who is the chief of Tokyo planetarium says – I don’t find any difficulties in accepting quran as a true word of god – because - the explanation of the growth of the feats in the WOMB of his mother which quran gives 14 hundred years ago – is typically what the science knew recently.

Prof. Yoshihide Kozai- “I am very much impressed by finding true astronomical facts in Quran."

Carl marks – every man who have a mind – should really confess that Muhammad is messenger from god..

Prof. Alfred Kroner 1 -  "It is impossible [Muhammad] could have known about the common origin of the universe, scientists only found this out in the last few years using complicated and advanced techology"

The French philosopher and writer Voltaire – he says if a person who don’t believe in god had o choose between Quraan and other bibles he will choose quran – for it agrees with the ..Albert Einstein – the quran is not a mathematic book – it’s a book which contains laws for the guidance of mankind to the right path –to the guidance which the philosophical theories could not bring it.

Do'ful Imaan - Weakness of Faith


by Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
The phenomenon of weak faith has become very widespread among Muslims, and many people complain about the hardness of their hearts. So often we hear the words, 

“I feel hardness in my heart” 
“I do not find any joy in worship” 
“I feel that my faith has hit rock bottom” 
“Reading Qur’aan does not move me” 
“I fall into sin so easily” 

The effects of this affliction can be seen in many people, and this problem is the cause of every disaster and adversity.

The issue of people’s hearts is an important and sensitive issue. The heart is called Qalb in Arabic because it changes so quickly and frequently (Taqallub – alteration, variation, ups and downs). The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The heart (Qalb) takes its name from its constant changes (Taqallub). The likeness of the heart is that of a feather at the root of a tree, being turned over and over by the wind.” 
(Reported by Ahmad in Saheeh al-Jaami’)

According to another report: “The likeness of the heart is that of a feather in an empty plot of land, being blown over and over by the wind.” (Reported by Ibn Abi ‘Aasim in Kitaab al-Sunnah)

Man’s heart changes constantly, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) described: “The heart of the son of Adam changes more quickly than a pan of rapidly boiling water.” (Ibid no. 226). According to another report: “It changes more than a pot of rapidly boiling water.” (Reported by Ahmad, Saheeh al-Jaami’)

Allaah is the One Who turns hearts around and controls them. ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas reported that he heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “The hearts of the children of Adam are as one between the fingers of the Most Merciful, and He turns them in whatever way He wills.” Then he said: “O Allaah, Controller of the hearts, direct our hearts to obey You.” (Reported by Muslim, no. 2654).
Allaah tells us that: “… Allaah comes in between a person and his heart (i.e., He prevents an evil person from deciding anything)…” [al-Anfaal 8:24 – interpretation of the meaning] no one will be saved on the Day of Resurrection “except him who brings to Allaah a clean heart [free from shirk and hypocrisy].” [al-Shu’ara’ 26:89 – interpretation of the meaning] “those whose hearts are hardened” [al-Hajj 22:53 – interpretation of the meaning] are doomed and the promise of Paradise is for those “who feared the Most Beneficent (Allaah) in the Unseen, (i.e. in the worldly life, before seeing and meeting Him), and brought a heart turned in repentance (to Him).” [Qaaf 50:33 – interpretation of the meaning]. 

So the believer must check his heart, find out the nature and cause of the problem, and start treating it straight away, before it overwhelms him and destroys him. The matter is of the utmost seriousness, for Allaah has warned us against the heart that is hardened, closed, sick, blind and sealed.

I ask Allaah to benefit me and my Muslim brothers and sisters, for He is the One Whom we ask to soften our hearts and guide us. He is our Protector, He is sufficient for us and He is the Best Disposer of affairs.

p/s : Preparation for Imaan nasihat for the Ladies Program in July InsyaAllah.