Types of Hajj

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A’isha (May Allah be pleased with her) said:

“Some among us put on Ihram for Hajj alone (Hajj Mufrad), some of us for Hajj and Umrah together (Qiran), and some of us for Tamattu’ (first for Umrah and after completing it for Hajj)”

(Sahih Muslim)

In this narration, we find that there are three types of Hajj:

  • Al-Ifrad
  • Al-Qiran
  • Al-Tamattu`

It is permissible for a person to perform one of these types of Hajj and a consensus has been cited on this by many scholars. Continue reading

‘Verily My Mercy overcomes My Anger.’

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Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “When Allah created the Creation, He wrote in His Book–and He wrote (that) about Himself, and it is placed with Him on the Throne–‘Verily My Mercy overcomes My Anger.'”
(Sahih Al-Bukhari)

When you see a mother showing affection to her child that is from His mercy.

When you see an animal showing kindness to one another, that is from His mercy.

When you see people loving each other and showing kindness to each other, that is from the mercy of Allah.

When you have sinned, and yet He enables you to walk and talk and live another day, that is from His mercy.

When you have sinned and yet, He gives you what you ask for, He is doing out of His mercy.

When you have sinned and you realise that you have erred, the realisation is a mercy from Allah, and when you repent, the ability to repent is from His infinite mercy.

Salman reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said:

Verily, Allah created, on the same very day when He created the heavens and the earth, one hundred parts of mercy. Every part of mercy is coextensive with the space between the heavens. and the earth and He out of this mercy endowed one part to the earth and it is because of this that the mother shows affection to her child and even the beasts and birds show kindness to one another and when there would be the Day of Resurrection, Allah would make full (use of Mercy).
(Sahih Muslim)
{وَاسْتَغْفِرُوا رَبَّكُمْ ثُمَّ تُوبُوا إِلَيْهِ ۚ إِنَّ رَبِّي رَحِيمٌ وَدُودٌ}
رحيم – the one who is merciful.
ودود – the one who loves His slaves.
In this verse Allah asks us to seek forgiveness from Him and repent to Him when we have sinned, and ends the verse by saying He is the most merciful and loving towards His slaves.
With His mercy, He forgives.
It does not end there, He will also love you.
Reflect on that, when we have wronged each other, we might forgive the other person, but will the love be the same? Will it increase or decrease?
But Allah سبحانه وتعالى His love for His slaves only increases. He will love you more, when you get back to Him in repentance.

Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” (Surah Az-Zumar: 53)

In this month of mercy and forgiveness, ask Him to have mercy on us and forgive us for our shortcomings, and to enter us and our loved ones to Jannah and save us from the torment of the hell-fire.

Those who remember Allah much.

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Abu Muslim AlKhawalaani was among the tabi’een (those who came after the Prophetic period, and met the companions of the Prophet ﷺ) who lived in Yemen, but migrated to Madinah later. He was someone who lived for the Hereafter, kept himself busy in the remembrance of Allah, if you read his history you would be amazed. At his time, after the death of the Prophet ﷺ, there were many who claimed Prophet-hood, one of them was AlAswad al’Insi. He wanted everyone in Yemen to testify to him that he was the Prophet after Muhammad ﷺ , so he called upon Abu Muslim AlKhawalani  to testify like many of them did, so he asked Abu Muslim, “do you testify that Muhammad ﷺ is the messenger of Allah?” Abu Muslim said: “Yes”, he then asked, “do you testify that I am a messenger of Allah?” Abu Muslim replied Continue reading

FRIENDS :)

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When our goals met,  so did our hearts.
‘When love is for the sake of Allah,  it never dies,  continues till Jannah.’
We started as classmates,  we just knew each other by names,  a smile,  a Salam and how are yous. That’s how it used to be.
Almost a year and half passed,  we were still the same.
But when our goals met,  so did our hearts.

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“Because I am answerable to someone”

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A good friend of mine is a teacher at University. After what seemed like ages, me and another friend got to meet her and talk to her. So, like how all friends do when they meet after a long time, we joked around, bombarded her with questions and all sorts. When we asked her about her work and her students, this is what she said; ‘They are nice kids, but now and then they do some stuff and we have no say in it. Now I understand why teachers behave in a certain way with the students, even though it may seem wrong on the outside for her not to condemn them. Because, we are answerable to our managers.’
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The Rights of Quran on Us.

1. To believe on it and everything it speaks about. 

Allah swt says:  

يأيها الذين ءامنوا بالله ورسوله والكتاب الذي نزل على رسوله والكتاب الذي أنزل من قبل ومن يكفر بالله وملائكته وكتبه ورسله واليوم الأخر فقد ضل ضلالاً بعيداً

(O you who have believed, believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Book that He sent down upon His Messenger and the Scripture which He sent down before. And whoever disbelieves in Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day has certainly gone far astray.) [4:136]

2. Reciting it with Tajweed.

 Allah swt says: ( ورتل القرءان ترتيلاً )

( And recite the Qur’an with measured recitation.) [73:4]

The Prophet PBUH: “Read the Qur’an, for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection.”
[Muslim].

3. To act on its teaching.

 Allah swt says: ( وهذا كتاب أنزلناه مبارك فاتبعوه واتقوا لعلكم ترحمون ) 

(And this [Qur’an] is a Book We have revealed [which is] blessed, so follow it and fear Allah that you may receive mercy.) [6:155]

4. Gain its knowledge and teach it.

The Messenger of Allah (swt) said, “The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it.”

[Al-Bukhari].

5. Reflect and ponder on it.

Allah swt says: ( أفلا يتدبرون القرءان )

(Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an ) [47:21]

6. To remain silent while its been recited.

Allah swt says:  (وَإِذَا قُرِئَ الْقُرْآنُ فَاسْتَمِعُوا لَهُ وَأَنصِتُوا لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ ﴿

So when the Qur’an is recited, then listen to it and pay attention that you may receive mercy. [7:204]

7. Adab of the Qur’an. 

 
*The Qur’an should be read only in the state of purity, if you are in a state of major impurity, you cannot read/touch untill you take a complete bath. 
* It shouldn’t be carelessly handled, and if a person is handling it or giving it to some person, he should do so with his right hand.
* It should be taken care of it and safeguarded  from getting torn, and if it tears, it should not be thrown instead it should be burnt  and buried  in a clean and safe ground.
* Nothing should be  written on it without any proper reason to do so.
* Nothing should be placed on top of the Quran.
 
All this due to the importance of the book and respect to the book of Allah. 
 

 AN.

Reviewed by Rafeef Bint AbdulMannan

A message from the Philippines

It was almost a week since exams ended and summer vacations began, since day one of the holidays, I have been keepingA call from Philippines myself busy, learning something new every other day. Alhamdulillah. But even in between all that, I felt I was missing something. Yes, I could spend more time with family, I had no tension of classes the next day or an exam coming up or a deadline for a submission. Yet, I found something not the same. Until, I got a message from the Philippines. Continue reading