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Sunday, July 30, 2006

The evidence and importance of da'wah to muslims.....CONTINUED


Before carrying on to my next post, i'd like to thank all of you who have taken the time and effort to read my blog and passed it on to others i really do appreciate it....this and the last post has been written by someone who wishes to remain unknown .....although i'd love to tell you guys, that person would probably be very angry with me so i'll accept his wishes inshallah, make dua that allah rewards him for his time and effort. :) hope you are enjoying the post so far inshallah.


who were the Bani Israa'eel?

Hadhrat Shaikh Manzoor Nomani mentions in one of his lectures:

Who were the bani israa’eel? Look at it this way… they were the Muslims of their time. They believed in the prophets, moreover they were the children of the prophets. They were just like us Muslims living in this day and age, just as we believe the quran to be the book of Allah, and Muhammad (saw) to be his Nabi and Rasul, similarly the Bani Israa’eel Believed in the Prophets of their time, and they also believed in the books that were sent down to them via these very noble prophets. They were in a poorly state just as we are in a poorly state today. At a glance this was the condition of the masses. However it was not as though there were not any god-fearing people our prophet’s (saw) prophet hood likewise it is mentioned clearly in many verses of the holy Quran that the people of the book, i.e. Jews and Christians also had many devout and virtuous individuals. It is mentioned in the holy Quran:

لَتَجِدَنَّ أَشَدَّ النَّاسِ عَدَاوَةً لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ الْيَهُودَ وَالَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُواْ وَلَتَجِدَنَّ أَقْرَبَهُمْ مَّوَدَّةً لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ

الَّذِينَ قَالُوَاْ إِنَّا نَصَارَى ذَلِكَ بِأَنَّ مِنْهُمْ قِسِّيسِينَ وَرُهْبَانًا وَأَنَّهُمْ لاَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ

[Surah Maaida 5:82]

'Certainly you will find the most violent of people in enmity for those who believe (to be) the Jews and those who are polytheists, and you will certainly find the nearest in friendship to those who believe (to be) those who say: We are Christians; this is because there are priests and monks among them and because they do not behave proudly'.

(Quoted from the published lecture of Shaikh Manzoor Nomani under the topic: The Bani Israa’eel and the ummah of today)

Oh friends! By studying and looking into the history of the Bani Isra’eel, it is as though we are seeing a mirror image of ourselves. They were the Muslims of that time and we being the Muslims of this time are committing the same act of evil that was carried out long ago. Gradually the tables turned and the majority began to distant themselves from the commands of Allah. Due to these immoral acts there blessings and bounties were taken away from them and they became downtrodden and disgraced. Take heed when the state of this ummah becomes just as the Bani Israa’eel then we will be disgraced as individuals.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The evidence and importance of da'wah to muslims

Verses from the holy quran

وَلاَ تُنكِحُواْ الْمُشِرِكِينَ حَتَّى يُؤْمِنُواْ وَلَعَبْدٌ مُّؤْمِنٌ خَيْرٌ مِّن مُّشْرِكٍ وَلَوْ أَعْجَبَكُمْ أُوْلَـئِكَ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى النَّارِ وَاللّهُ يَدْعُوَ إِلَى الْجَنَّةِ وَالْمَغْفِرَةِ بِإِذْنِهِ وَيُبَيِّنُ آيَاتِهِ لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَذَكَّرُونَ 221

1.Those people (disbelievers) are calling towards the hellfire, whilst Allah calls towards paradise and forgiveness with his command (al-baqarah verse 221)

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اسْتَجِيبُواْ لِلّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُم لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ وَاعْلَمُواْ أَنَّ اللّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَأَنَّهُ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ 24

2.Oh people who believe accept the da’wah of Allah and his prophet, when they call you to such a thing wherein your life lies (al-anfaal verse 24)

هَاأَنتُمْ هَؤُلَاء تُدْعَوْنَ لِتُنفِقُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَمِنكُم مَّن يَبْخَلُ وَمَن يَبْخَلْ فَإِنَّمَا يَبْخَلُ عَن نَّفْسِهِ وَاللَّهُ الْغَنِيُّ وَأَنتُمُ الْفُقَرَاء وَإِن تَتَوَلَّوْا يَسْتَبْدِلْ قَوْمًا غَيْرَكُمْ ثُمَّ لَا يَكُونُوا أَمْثَالَكُمْ 38

3. Listen! you are those people who are called towards spending in the path of Allah

Those verses of the holy quran wherein the word da’wah is used commonly, in its general term Muslims will be included because according to Arabic eloquence when the maful bihi is dropped off it generalises the sentence. This has been mentioned in the books of Arabic eloquence.

Many verses of the holy quran although the word da’wah has not been used it appears that daw’ah is meant.

Hadhrat Molana Thanwi (RH) writes:
Hadhrat Yush’a (peace be upon him) was sent to the Bani Israa’eel who were already believers and remained believers even after his demise. (bayaanul-quran page 459 vol 3) be continued ......

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Death are you ready for it?

Aslalmualiakum…..hope you are all well inshallah….today we seem to forget this thing called ‘death’ which is bound to happen to each one of us, the thing that our prophet s.a.w told us to always keep in mind as it will inevitably help you to prepare for it has simply slipped out of our minds… we usually don’t think about something when we are scared of it…but don’t you realise the more you think about a certain thing the less terrified you are of it…however the state of the ummah is such that the word ‘death’ freaks us out why is this? It is because we don’t think about it as much as we should do …

Suppose you learn today that you have only one day to live you’ll die tomorrow. How will you spend your last day? Will you be busy meeting people close to you and telling them what you have left them in your will or will you treasure these last moments and turn towards your rabb? Moreover this question was posed long before the age of mass media, the interviewer approached prominent scholars and well known virtuous people he decided he would compile their answers in a book …a book which would inspire readers. The most inspiring response came from the person who didn’t provide a wish list of good deeds. He was the great muhaddith Abdur rahman ibn abi Na’um and he replied ‘there is nothing that I could change in my daily schedule learning that it is my last day. I already spend everyday in my life as if it is going to be my last’ now think about yourselves, do you ever pray and think this may be my last salaat? Such were the muhaddith of that time.

Death is the most certain aspect of life. According to the latest statistics 6,178 people die in the world every hour! Shocked? There’s more… these are people of all ages, dying of all causes some of these deaths will even make headlines, the majority will die quietly, yet everyone will enter the grave in the same way. Alone. … you wish you never came across this post because if you are then it still seems you think you’re too young to die..

Science and technology can neither prevent nor predict death; it is solely in the hands of Allah subhanawatallah

O mankind! If you are in doubt concerning the resurrection, then lo! We have created you from dust, then from a drop of seed, then from a clot, then from a little lump of flesh shapely and shapeless, that we make it clear for you. And we cause what will to remain in the wombs for an appointed time, and afterwards we bring you fourth as infants, and then give you growth so you attain full strength. And among you there is he who is bought back to the most abject time of life, so that after knowledge he knows naught! [Al-Hajj, 22:55]

We see it happening all the time, but it is weird how we feel it won’t happen to us, at least not anytime soon. We bury our friends and family but think that we will live forever, so we keep on living turning a blind eye on death although soon our friends and family will be praying our janazah namaz.

Our attitudes to death is realistic and we acknowledge it and also prepare for it, some of us take out life insurance policy’s, estate planning’s ….is this what we should really be doing when preparing for our death isn’t the real preparation to do with our creator and not with wealth?

A central teaching of Islam is that it is our recognition and preparation for that eternity that must separate those who are smart from those who are not as the prophet s.a.w said

Truly smart is the person who controlled his desires and prepared for life after death. [Tirmidhi, Hadith 2383]

This post is getting fairly long, and I know how some people hate to read such long posts, but as death is such a vast subject I will have to extend this post…inshallh in the future my posts won’t be as long…..I am telling you, you won’t get bored so read on….. J

This is a moving story about Bahlool, who is in the opposite end of the scale of worldly smartness due to his innocence. Khalifah Haroon Rashid had given him access to his court most probably because his immaturity was a source of entertainment for him. Once the Khalifah gave him a walking stick saying “it is meant for the most foolish person in the world. If you find someone more deserving of it than yourself, pass it on”

Several years passed Haroon Rashid became seriously ill and no medical treatment seemed to work. Bahlool visited him the convo went something like this:

Haroon: “no treatment is working; I see my final journey ahead of me”

Bahlool: “where are you going?”

Haroon: “iam going to the other world”

Bahlool: “how long will you stay there? When will you come back?”

Haroon: “no one ever comes back from that world”

Bahlool: “then you must have made special preparations for this journey. Did you send an advance group to take care of you once you arrive?

Haroon: “Bahlool you have to go there alone and no I did not make any preparations”

Bahlool : “Ameer-ul-Momineen! You used to send troops to make extensive preparations even for small journeys of only a few days. Now you are going to a place where you are going to live forever but you have made no preparations! I think I have found the person more deserving of the stick you had given me some years ago”

The story speaks for all of us, when going on even a short journey we plan our trips very carefully, not forgetting the things we need, but how about preparing for the journey into eternity?

Remember a person who remembers that he will have to stand before his creator and be accountable for his actions cannot defy god!

Indeed a wise person is he who spends everyday of his life as if it is his last; this is how all of us should be spending our life.

May Allah give us the ability to make preparations for our death ameen.

Monday, July 17, 2006



I hope all of you are in good health and iman.....yes i know i havent posted in a while but i will be sooner then you think inshallah :) just bear with me and one more thing, i want to thank somone who helped me set up this blog without her this blog wouldnt be in existence so i thank umm zahra for giving me the help and support may allah reward her ameen....visit her blog too its great mashallah may it prosper ameen......anyway i will be posting something soon inshallah ....afwan for the delay!


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Patience is a virtue


This is one of my first main posts….inshallah there will be many more to come.I’ve decided to base my first topic on patience, I chose this topic as I think that in this day an age for a women to remain patient and to keep her ‘cool’ is somewhat difficult due to the everyday stressors.’ I myself find it rather difficult to remain patient at times when you think you wish people did things your way, and your parents wouldn’t squeal at the slightest mistake you make all this leads to you becoming angry and thus giving in to shaytan…….and patience is just not the option at the time …anyway I would jus like to enlighten my fellow readers about the quality’s of patient and what rewards and virtues lie in being patient.

A Muslim women who is truly guided by Islam and who acquires noble characteristics trains herself to be patient, to control her anger, to forgive and to respond to an evil deed with something better, in accordance with the words of the quran:

…..who restrain anger and pardon (all) men- for Allah loves those who do good….
(Quran 3:134)

…..nor can goodness and evil be equal. Repel (evil) with what is better: then will he between whom and you was hatred become as it were your friend and intimate! And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self restraint – none but persons of the greatest good fortune…. (Quran 41:34-35)

self restraint at the time of anger and adopting a calm and patient attitude is what every women should strive for, as this is the most beautiful quality of a believing man or women and Allah loves to see his slave in such a way.

….the prophet s.a.w said to Abdul Qais: ‘you have two qualities that Allah loves: patience and deliberation’ (sahih Muslim)

Wouldn’t we want to have such qualities? if we do, we need to strive for such qualities how shall we strive?....well there are many ways, doing things according to Allah, improving ones character, always keeping in mind that anger will not improve any situation.
There are situations in which every Muslim has a right to become angry, carelessness, wilful neglect and insolence towards matters of religion, in theses situations by all means she should be angry.

The prophet s.a.w never took revenge for his own sake. But if the laws of Allah were violated, he would take revenge for the sake of Allah….(fath al bar)

The prophet s.a.w used to become enraged, and his face would redden, if he heard someone insult the reputation of Islam, or if he discovered some error or negligence in carrying out its laws. There are many incidents in which our prophet became angry but none were because of his personal issues all were for the sake of Islam and Allah; anger should be for the sake of Allah not for ones ego.

Therefore an ideal Muslim who understands the teaching of Islam will always remember the example of the prophet s.a.w his teachings, behaviour and deeds in mind so she controls herself when she becomes angry with people, and her anger is only for the sake of Allah, his religion and the sanctity of his laws.

Another thing I wish to point out, even though one feels angry when an individual commits a sin or acts with negligence she should not feel angry with the person but the sin they have committed, as to ‘err is human nature’ and with these mistakes inshallah one will learn never to do it again.

Overall, patience is the key to success when one is patient and calm everything will eventually work out, as Allah loves those who are patient thus some goodness must lie in being patient.

I know it is rather difficult to keep ones cool… as we are humans and we become angry without even us knowing its like a immediate reaction to a certain situation however we need to overcome this and always think before we speak and to always keep the words of Allah and his rasul in our mind as this is the only thing that will give us success in this world and inshallah in the hereafter.

May Allah give me and you the ability to act upon what has been said in this post….

Duas needed


Friday, July 07, 2006


welcome to my blog :)
the whole intention of this thread is to solely spread the deen inshallah i hope my viewers will benefit from this thread, in this thread i will be posting random islamic things inshallah mostly on how an ideal muslima should be although i may talk about topics besides that....inshallah i hope this blog will be of benefit to my fellow muslims aswell as non muslims ...anyway ill be posting soon just have to get used to the world of e-blogger lol until then i leave you in the view of ar - rahman :)