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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The Dream!!!

The Dream!!!

In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. 

Man has a conscious and an unconscious mind.

When we dream we tend to connect to the unconscious mind.

Allaah (Azza Wajal) says: "It is He who takes your souls by night (when you are asleep), and has knowledge of all that you have done by the day..." Surah Al-An'am Q6:60

Here Allaah has likened our sleep to death.....
Amazing, how Qur'an addresses men of intellect!

We dream while asleep and in our dreams we see succession of images, ideas and sensations beyond our control.

Sometimes in our dreams we find ourselves in lofty positions, meeting people we've never seen before in an atmosphere of tranquility, happiness that we dread ever waking up. The alarm will just be public enemy number one if it snoozes.

Some other times we see in our dreams, scary events, fearful moments, dangerous creatures and great threat to our lives that we keep screaming but even those closest to us in our rooms cannot rescue us from the terror and we sigh the moment we wake up. The alarm will just be the greatest rescuer if it snoozes.

The gist is: just as we die while asleep and experience different dreams, sometimes very interesting ones that we never want to wake up from our sleep and some other times extremely scary ones that we recognize the Greatness of Allaah the moment we wake up so will we die the real death and be stationed in Barzakh (the barrier between this world and the Hereafter: Grave) to experience the same thing.

The Hadith of Al-Bara' bin Azib (RA) recorded in the Musnad of Imam Ahmad, Sunan of Abu Dawud and others which was authenticated by al-Albani in Sahih ul-Jami' no 1676 tells us what the condition of the believers as well as the disbelievers will be in the Grave.

Those who believed in Allaah and feared Allaah and kept their duties to Him will experience greatness loftiness in their Graves and they will wish to be in that state if not for the greater abode of Jannah.

As for those who disbelieved in Allaah and disobeyed Allaah and were unmindful of their duties to Allaah, they will experience great horror and scary moments in the Grave and they will shout their last bit out but none will hear their screaming except Jinns and Animals nor will they have anyone to come to their rescue. 

They will be in a horrible and sorry state and the worst is yet to come and that's the greater horror of the Day of Judgment and the severe punishment of Hellfire. 

Most of our dreams come as a result of our activities and thoughts during the day, hence good activities and good thoughts beget good dreams (at least) while bad activities or experiences and thoughts beget nightmares.

If we can experience either good or horrible moments in our dreams which is likened to death then experiencing either of the two in our Graves after we breath our last is more certain.

Choose what you want to see in your dreams and by extension in your GRAVE.

May Allaah expose us to the reality of what has been written.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

We and Our Parents!

We and Our Parents! 

In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. 

Guidance is in the Hands of Allaah, He guides whom He wills and He equally guides any sincere seeker of guidance. 

Four things attract instant blessing in the life of a believer: Keeping family ties; Doing good; being merciful towards the debtor; Humility before Allaah.

Two things attract instant punishment in this world in addition to the torment of the Hereafter: Oppression and severing ties of kinship.-Musnad of Imam Ahmad.

"Making parents weep is part of disobedience to them and one of the major sins." Ibn Umar (RA) 

Sometimes our actions or utterances may hurt our parents that they will be moved to tears of sorrow. This is a major sin...eschew it. 

Hear this out! "Whoever wishes to have his provisions enlarged and his term of life prolonged should maintain ties of kinship." Rasulullah (Pbuh) Authentic.

It is the dominant aspiration of everyone to have wealth or to have more of the wealth he already  has, the formula lies in keeping family ties. 

Never mind not being called or visited by your family members, the hadith says you should keep ties with those that severed it with you. 

"Allaah enjoins you to be dutiful to your mothers. Then He enjoins you to be dutiful to your mothers. The He enjoins you to be dutiful to your fathers." adab al Mufrad.

It is the promise of Allaah (SWT) to answer the supplication of a parent towards the child. Do good to your parents, be dutiful to them and your destiny will be an enviable one.

Islam encourages us to spend on our family..sometimes we might be lucky to have wealthy parents yet giving them gifts will favor us with Jannah.

Allaah has everything to judge us via our attitude towards our parents nay our family members.

Remember, when you keep ties of kinship with those who severed it with you, you are not doing it for their sake but for the sake of Allaah. 

A giver never lacks. 

Don't be tired of giving and Allaah will never deny you...you will be showered with contentment in the midst of deprivation. 

Today every sincere Muslim loves Abu Hurayrah (RA)...He was that personality that sought for his Mum's blessings every morning before he goes out.

"Allaah curses whoever curses his parents." Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)..Today we curse other people's parents and that's tantamount to cursing ours.

Living in different locations with our parents, do we care to communicate with them everyday to make them happy? Abu Hurayrah was an embodiment of this great virtue.

Allaah paints the image of an obedient child and a disobedient child in successive verses of Suratul Ahkaf Q46:15-18 

"And We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to his parents. His mother bears him with hardship and she brings him forth with hardship.."

The obedient child says:  "My Lord! Grant me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your Favour which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents..."

Allaah tells us instantly what He has in store for such obedient child: 

"They are those from whom We shall accept the best of their deeds and overlook their evil deeds. (They shall be) among the dwellers of Paradise "

"But one who says to his parents, "Uff to you;" ..today we say (kai, mama ta cika takura wa mutum, Baba Yana da matsi) Allah says: Verily! They are ever the losers."

In an authentic Hadith, the Prophet (Pbuh)  said: "A child cannot repay his father unless he finds him as a slave and then buys him and sets him free." 

May Allaah make us obedient children to our parents. May Allaah forgive our parents their sins, give them spacious house and bless them in their sustenance. 

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Reliance Upon Allaah: The Forgotten Emergency!

In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. 

I start with an amazing statement of Allaah in His flawless Book (Qur'an). He says: "And whosoever fears Allaah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty).

And He will provide for him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allaah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allaah will accomplish His purpose. Indeed Allaah has set a measure for all things." Surah At-Talaq verses 2-3.

What did the giant Abdullaah ibn Mas'ud (RA) say about the above Ayah? He said: " (It is) the greatest Ayah in the Qur'an that contains relief." Ibn Abi Hatim recorded it as found in ibn Katheer.

I often say that the greatest weakness of man is 'DOUBT'. What Allaah wills happens when Allaah wants it, how Allaah wants it and no level of urgency of our demands will compel Allaah to advance what He has naturally delayed nor delay what He has naturally advanced.

If there's anything that Allaah loves to hear from us then it has to be our consistency and perseverance while making supplication to Him.

The famous hadith of ibn Abbas recorded in the Musnad of Imam Ahmad and the Sunan of At-Tirmidhi is a demonstration of the element of how far the fear of and reliance upon Allaah will propel man to felicity.

Rasulullaah (Pbuh) said to him: "Be mindful of Allaah and He will protect you. Be mindful of Allaah and He will protect you, be mindful of Allaah and He will be by your side. If you ask, ask Allaah, and if you seek help, seek it from Allaah, know that if the Ummah gather their strength to bring you benefit, they will never bring you benefit, except that which Allaah has decreed for you. Know that of they gather their strength to harm you, they will never harm you, except that which Allaah has decreed against you. The pens have been raised and the pages are dry...."

Any person that can demonstrate the type of absolute reliance upon the Help of Allaah as did Prophet Musa (AS) when the most hostile force of Pharaoh pursued him and those who believed in him will surely be provided with an everlasting solution out of every difficulty.

"And when the two hosts saw each other, the companions of Musa said: " We are sure to be overtaken." (Musa) said: " Nay, verily with me is my Lord. He will guide me." Q26:62

Standing in front of an overwhelming ocean on one side and the most hostile enemy sure to defeat them on the other side what would have saved them other than reliance upon Allaah. 

He trusted in Allaah and within the shortest period you can imagine, Allaah made an inroad for him through an ocean.

You think you are faced with life challenges, try trusting in Allaah and see how amazingly Allaah will make you excel out of every difficulty.

Allaah hasn't told us when what He has decreed for or against us will occur hence the concept of delay in the acceptance of our dua when we are in difficulty is a man-made concept because in reality when the time for a thing to happen clicks there's no force in the entire universe that can challenge the Decree of Allaah.

Fear Allaah, depend on Him and never be tired of asking Him, because Allaah is never tired of listening to us and fulfilling our legitimate needs for us.

Don't complain when your dua hasn't been answered yet it might just be a few seconds away...

May Allaah include us among those that fear Him at all times and likewise depend solely on Him so that for us will be an exit route out of every difficulty.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Lessons From Surah Al-Khaf

Lessons From Surah Al-Kahf

In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. 

Allaah says: "And (remember) the Day We shall cause the mountains to pass away (like clouds of dust), and you will see the earth as a levelled plain (absolutely flat), and We shall gather then all together so as to leave not one of them behind." Q18:47

Allaah is informing us about the inevitable terror and the horrific nature of the Day of Resurrection. The mountains will be pulverized and become scattered dust. 

The earth will be levelled to its maximum with no curves nor valleys. If you were to stand in Africa (though vanished) you will see Europe in a clear horizon.

All the skyscrapers, the beautiful mansions and lushful gardens of this world will perish. No single tree will be left in the world.

Allaah will gather the first and the last of us and none will be left behind for the drive that Day is to Allaah.

The Fulani herdsmen no matter how diligent they are in controlling their cattle, you'll always find a stray one left behind. This is not going to be the case when Allaah gathers us on the plains of Hashr.

Allaah says: "And they will be set before your Lord in (lines as) rows, (and Allaah will say): "Now indeed, you have come to Us as We created you the first. Nay, but you thought that We had appointed no Meeting for you (with Us)." Q18:48

Man will stand in front of Allaah and he will be rebuked for denying the occurrence of the Day of Judgement. Some deny it verbally while others deny it through their actions. He who repulses the orphan harshly and urges not on the feeding of Al-Miskeen (the needy) has denied the Hereafter with reference to Suratul Ma'un Q107.

And Allaah says: "And the Book (one's Record) will be placed (in the right hand for a believer in the Oneness of Allaah, and in the left hand for a disbeliever in the Oneness of Allaah), and you will see the Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists, sinners) fearful of that which is (recorded) therein. They will say: " Woe to us! What sort of Book is this that leaves neither small thing nor a big thing, but has recorded it with numbers!" And they will find all that they did, placed before them, and your Lord treats no one with injustice." Q18:49

This we can't escape....all the secrets of men hidden in their hearts will be exposed. Rasulullaah (Pbuh) said: "On the Day of Resurrection, for every traitor a banner will be erected by his backside, and it will be said, "This is the betrayer of so-and-so the son of so-and-so." as was recorded by both Bukhari and Msulim.

Here this out! ALL OUR DEEDS WILL BE EXPOSED....the hidden and the apparent; the small and the big and that is very easy for Allaah.

Brothers and sisters in Islam as you read Surah Al-Khaf today, remember to internalize these lessons so that you don't just flip through the pages but you also assimilate with the pages.

May Allaah privilege us with beneficial knowledge and honor us with Jannatul Firdaus.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Our Prophet and the Insulting Cartoons:

Modern day hypocrisy: Vocal condemnation of religious freedom but passionate promotion of satirical representation of Islamic ideals. 

Most at times, a man gets more popular via his enemies. Those insulting our Prophet are only making him more popular. 

The enemies of Islam want to subdue us by repeatedly making jests of our beloved Prophet, we will never be tired in defending his honor.

Not the least will the cartoons hurt the personality of our beloved Habib Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) but it will destroy the destiny of the perpetrators and those in support of this sinister agenda.

If insulting Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) would extinguish the truth with which he came with, we all wouldn't have been Muslims today. 

The insult did not start at the inception of modern day media, it had its roots since he proclaimed the Message of Allaah.

We Muslims will never stoop so low by insulting any Prophet because if we do we instantly lose our faith but we can't be silent when Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) is insulted.

Those insulting our beloved Prophet (Pbuh) are undoubtedly suffering from satanic mental colonialism, they are slaves to their ego. They want to provoke us so that they can subdue us further.

For those who have hearts to think, Islam has once again proven to be the only religion sanctioned by Allaah. We don't insult Prophets. 

Islam is the ONLY RELIGION that respects and honors all the Prophets of Allaah. No religion has the audacity to challenge this statement. 

Where is Salman Rush-die today? hiding for two decades for insulting the most beloved of Allaah. He is dejected and isolated from the world. 

The British gave him a physical asylum but definitely not a psychological asylum.

What the wicked enemies of Islam don't understand is that Islam is the ONLY Religion legitimized by Allaah and nobody wins a battle against Allaah. 

When you insult our beloved Prophet (Pbuh) we don't REACT but we RESPOND because as Muslims we have code of conducts binding upon us.

For almost 1500 years down the line now, everyday the name of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) echoes in the four corners of the entire universe.

One of the miracles of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) is that the salient qualities in other Prophets were part and parcel of his normal character. 

The world knows the truth and that is why they are shaking in their pants in trying to paint white black. Islam will dominate over all 'isms.

The Pagan Arabs that launched character assassinating warfare against the personality of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) surrendered to his message a decade after. History repeats itself.

Don't mince your words just to please the enemies of Allaah, always remember that as a Muslim, your allegiance is to Allaah and not otherwise.

I call upon the Muslims to go out and showcase the impeccable character of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) and see if the enemies' hearts won't be melted if Allaah Wills them with guidance.