Category: Beauty of The Quran

8 Golden Tips To Perform Ramadan Well! Never Miss | Mufti Menk

The Hadith of the prophet (Pbuh), where he spoke about the destruction upon a person who witnessed the month of Ramadan and did not achieve forgiveness. you achieve taqwa, you achieve God consciousness and you achieve forgiveness that’s Allah wants from you and I, SubanAllah.

Let’s say this from today, Let’s read a portion of the Quran, Let’s start thinking about how we’re going to dress, especially for those who found it difficult to be on the straight and narrow regarding your dress code. So if you want to make your dress code even more modest and there’s always room for improvement, start thinking and planning from now.

Now we also need to become conscious of our tongues that needs to start from before Ramadan, from now.

I occupy it with the Remembrance of Allah rather than with The Remembrance of shaitaan. What does it cost you to speak upright, to speak beautifully What does it cost you, to Abstain from a vulgar word What does it cost you, to express your disagreement in a respectful way? Even the scholars are beginning to be disrespectful when they express their disagreement. And that’s how you distinguish between the one who’s actually wise and the one who’s not.

A wise person doesn’t stoop so low, but a person who’s not wise would actually just come and vent their frustrations and say what they want and think about it later. Subhanallah, Let’s not do that. When you’ve hurt someone, you need their forgiveness before Allah forgives you. That’s something that we are taught by the Prophet (Pbuh).

Start cutting down on your food a little bit. Subhanallah, Think about the poor from now. learn to reach out to others with your tongue meaning, speak good words to others. Make them feel reassured. Give them hope and courage. Give them hope about forgiveness. Ramadan is definitely the month of forgiveness, hope and mercy. And we must ask Allah (swt) to free us from Hellfire.

start planning; Where will I make taraweeh? Which masjid will I go to? How much Quran am I going to read? How am I going to improve it? Am I going to, for example, join any lessons?

How are you going to solve your matters and your problems with those you have issues with? You need to forgive in order to attain forgiveness.

In Islam we’re encouraged to forgive. Never does it say forget about it. We can’t forget where human beings, we’ve been hurt. So I may not hold a grudge and I may have forgiven completely, but I don’t want to have anything to do with such people. Nothing is wrong with that statement.

If you cannot do a lot of good in Ramadan, at least don’t do bad. If you cannot do a lot of ebada and acts of worship, minimum is, don’t sin in Ramadan, and it’s not like we should be sinning outside Ramadan. But be more conscious of Ramadan with the gift of that, Allah will protect you from sin even outside Ramadan.

Which Type Of The Soul Will Suffer For Debt In The Grave! An Alarming Hadith-Ustad Asim Khan

In the Sunan of Imam at-Tirmidhi wherein the Prophet (Pbuh) said, is that the soul of the believer after he’s died inside the grave is being held back, tied to the debt that was outstanding, that he had to pay off somebody else until somebody pays it off on his behalf.

It means that the soul itself will be suspended in limbo where the person will not know; Am I going to be punished? Am I going to be rewarded? Am I going to the hell fire? Am I going to Paradise? And that state of uncertainty is enough to become a source of torture for that person.

And that is why the prophet (Pbuh) said, until somebody then settles that for you.

This hadith first to teaching us that, look, don’t borrow money that you know you can’t pay off. live within your means and don’t let greed get the better of you. Because debt is going to follow you into the grave and you’re going to suffer as a consequence.

So don’t spend what you don’t have and live within your means, then don’t borrow if you really in really don’t need to borrow that money.

Before you split the inheritance, you must pay off your mum’s or your dad’s debt.

Either one of Two Things Lead To Paradise Without Hisab! Amazing Lecture | Mufti Menk

Every one of us wants  JANNATUL FIRDAU. We want to enter paradise, and we wanted to be easy. So Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala has told us of several categories of people who will enter Jannah without Reckoning.

 

So there is a Hadith wherein the prophet (Pbuh) said that on the day of judgment before the Reckoning, a caller will call and he will say, the people today are going to know who is of Honor, who is generous, who is truly generous, and here it’s referring to the generosity of Allah (swt) in forgiving people. Then when he will call, The same caller will call, and he will say where are those who used to praise Allah upon all conditions: be it difficult or easy.

The Hadith says they will stand up and they will be few in number, not so many, and they will be told to enter Jannah without Reckoning, no Reckoning for you. Before We start taking Reckoning you used to thank Us upon all conditions. As a result, We are giving you entry into Jannah, no Reckoning, subhanallah.

Thank Allah upon all conditions. So if goodness comes to you, thank Allah. If something bad happens to you, thank Allah. There is another Hadith, the prophet (Pbuh), It is reported that he used to say,

Wa zid-nee ‘ilman al hamdulillah ‘ala kulli haal wa a’oothu billahi min haal ahlin naar

Wa zid-nee ‘ilman al hamdulillah ‘ala kulli haal wa a’oothu billahi min haal ahlin naar
“And increase me in knowledge. All praise is for Allaah in all circumstances
and I seek refuge with Allaah from the condition of the people of Hell.”

 

The reason is they understood that everything comes from Allah, and it’s in Allah’s control, the minute you understand that and live by it, you worshipped Allah upon the highest degree.

There’s a second category; where are those who used to at night forsake their beddings worshipping Allah, calling out to Him when everyone else was asleep, and they used to call out to Allah with a sense of hope and the sense of fear?

So the last part of the Hadith says those who used to forsake their beddings they will stand up as well. And they will also be few in number and they will be told enter Jannah before we start Reckoning with everyone else.

Surah Ad Duha With Heart-Touching! Keep Reciting And Listening When Sadness Fills Your Heart

Many of us know Surah Ad-Duha off by heart and have probably read its meaning many times as well, which seems quite straightforward. How many of us, though, have actually gone into the reason behind its revelation and derived the lessons and implications this surah has in our lives? This is a great text to save and make intention to learn the surah if you don’t know it already.

*Surah Ad-Duha* was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (saw) at a time when he had not received any revelation for six months, not even in the form of a dream! The Prophet (saw) was in a very disturbed state of mind, feeling negative and depressed and believing that Allah was displeased with him, had forgotten him, and did not want him as a Nabi anymore.Don’t we have similar feelings in our lives? *Times when our level of imaan is low, our khushoo in salah wavers and we feel a drop in our connection with Allah?* We feel like our duas are not being answered, our salah is not having a positive impact on our hearts, and worst of all the feeling that we’re horrible human beings, that Allah doesn’t love us or doesn’t care about us anymore.*Surah Ad-Duha* was revealed to the Prophet (saw) to relieve him of these negative feelings and to give him hope, positivity, and the assurance that Allah is with him no matter what. From it we too can find peace, hope, and a renewed faith in Allah when we go through similar states of depression, sadness, and hopelessness.So what does this surah say?..

A Point In My Life I Start Looking For The Truth! Subboor, Father And Son | Speakers Corner

We (Muslims) believe Jesus (A.S) to be messiah.We believe him to be a prophet, not to be God or the Son of God. So we believe he is a messenger of God, and the early Christians; they never believed Jesus was God. This was a later on invention and the idea of the Trinity.

Islam teaches is God can forgive Give us and God doesn’t need a human sacrifice. We shouldn’t just follow the religion of our forefathers. We should look at what is true. And Islam is something which appears not only to your heartable but also to your intellect. It tells you things which are logical.

There’s a Christian Deacon. His name is Dr. Gerald Dirks. He was a Christian and he studied the early history of Christianity and he realized the early Christians did not believe in Jesus being God. They had many different beliefs. And many of these beliefs, they came after Jesus. So, he converted to Islam and he has a lecture on YouTube. You can watch called Islamic trajectories in early Christianity.

‘Do what you desire’ and this is the opposite of what God’s message to humanity is. God’s message is do the right thing not just do what you want, and that’s where I see the conflict between God’s message and the message that we have in contemporary society today.

In the Quran, that God says Think, reflect, question, Ponder; don’t just blindly accept, and one of the messages of the Quran is don’t follow your ancestors. Follow the truth. Don’t follow desire, follow the truth.

God says in the Quran is whoever comes to God with a sound heart will be saved, with a sound heart. So having a connection with God, we can decipher what is God’s intervention in our life. What does God want from us? And one of the messages of the Quran is God is closer to us than our jugular veins, right?

Even though God is above everything, God is closer to us than our jugular veins meaning if we remember God, God remembers us.   If we try to connect with God, God connects with us.

In Islam, it teaches us through connecting with God, through prayer we can make sense of what’s happening to us in our life.

Islam says the purpose of life is to worship God. It’s a very simple thing. What does worship mean? It means you love, Hope, fear, trust; Everything’s in God and everything we do in our life ultimately is for God’s pleasure and we believe as Muslims, The only way to be truly happy is by making God happy, then you will have peace and happiness.

When Allah Revealed Himself On The Mountain! Hashim And Sheikh Mohammed | Speakers Corner

The Christians also asked this question that if Jesus is the word of Allah and Allah says this in the Quran then why are we being condemned for worshiping the word of god which is eternal, which is Jesus.. So, you guys also believe in the Quran which is the word of god?

They have to understand what is the aqidah /creed of the Muslim. and one of the important things; people get confused is that the attribute of allah Azzawajal and the difference between the essence and attributes of Allah Azzawajal, and the action attributes of Allah Azzawajal.

They do not distinguish or do not differentiate is the fact, that the Quran is   is an expression of Allah. Yes, but the Quran is not something which has his own mind or it has its own will, for example, both of which was true in the case of Jesus Christ.

So, we need to distinguish this. The Christians normally ask this question. Why do you condemn us for worshiping and saying that we are committing shirk, when you guys are doing the same thing with the Quran?

A very clear distinction between who Allah is, what His Essence are, which essence of His are Eternal and which essence of His, He will it to happen or manifest those Essence in time as temporal, like when Allah wishes for His Mercy to descend on Earth or on a particular person, Yes, He wills it and this happens in time obviously.

So, we need to clearly distinguish between what is it Eternal in terms of essences and what is temporal in terms of his manifestation of those Essence.

So, anyone who says that the the word of Allah, which is the Quran is Allah in the sense that the Christians they believe that the word of God is God in the sense of Jesus Christ.

So, they are making a false equivalence and incorrect or illogical comparisons. So let’s distinguish between the essence and the attribute; is very very important, the actions as well.

The manifestation of that essence in time, which is action attributes that also we should distinguish.

 

Every Life Matters In Islam! Usman Ali To A Canadian Visitor | Speakers Corner Dawah

The fourth and final Book of Revelation, We say is our Quran revealed to the prophet Muhammad Peace Be upon him who you say is the last of all the prophets.

In our Quran, we have 114 surahs chapters, All right, 86 of these Surahs / chapters were revealed in Makkah when the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was in Mecca and then the 28 surahs / chapterswere revealed when the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was in Medina.

As a Muslim …..another thing  I must emphasize as a Muslim, We have to respect each and every Prophet.

Prophet Mohammed (saw) is a prophet for the whole world and our Quran, which is the final Book of Revelation, is for everyone as well.

Teachings of Islam, our Quran tells us that we cannot force people to become Muslim, how? I’ll give you one example, in our Quran in Surah, chapter number 2, al-baqarah, which is the cow (translation), Surah chapter number 2, Verse number 256, Allah said when the Quran was being revealed more than 1400 years ago, Allah (swt) said There is no compulsion in religion. What is truth will stand out clear from what is falsehood.

to reach Jennah/ Paradise the proper channel is this that you believe in the Creator in a proper way. [Understand] you believe in the right creator….

Consider it my friend, think about it, our Quran same everywhere, in the Quran, Allah subhanaw Taala said, Allah says in our Quran in Surah al-kahf / the cave Surah chapter number 18, Allah says Allah said no one, no one will be able to change my word. This Quran’ is the only book in the world, which is known by millions of Muslims by heart.

My friend, all these creations, this world hasn’t come by accident, this hasn’t created itself, There is a creator. And he has created the world… in our Quran there are so many good things in it.

Islam is for everyone, in Islam black lives matter, in Islam White lives matter, in Islam.. Everybody matters, why? We are all creation. We are all beautiful creations of a beautiful Creator.

This Life Is Not The End Goal! Mansur And Visitor | Speakers Corner Dawah

people are aware, they know what your God exists but for whatever reasons… their own desires overcome them and they don’t want to submit them because submitting God means you have to control your ego, your passions, your desires, your whole lifestyle will change and some people don’t want to..

There can be various sociological, you know, intellectual or emotional, psychological reasons, people may have not to submit to God. it doesn’t mean that They don’t believe in God.

Knowing something doesn’t mean that you will act upon it, another prime example is smoking.

So, awareness or knowledge of things doesn’t necessarily make people just act on the message.

likewise when it is applied to religion and believe in God, It is not that people don’t know that the arguments for the existence of God or even their own self, [yeah] the experiences they have about the reality and about God and the message which this God wants, how to live this life of submission, and surrender And of course, in a good life which then gives you the lead to relax life, which is going to be a Life of happiness and Bliss and joy.

We can’t force on people no, we can’t convince people. I mean, this is a false notion that I can convince you. We can’t…. you have to convince yourself. [Yes] from the information or whatever other means Is that is presented to you or come by you that you take in yourself.

so I can give you all rational reasons why Islam is true, but it might not convince you Because what convinces you is what you make that as a convincing for you.

this life has been created as a test as Muslims We believe in which we have to demonstrate to ourselves whether we’re worthy of going to a place of happiness or misery and suffering and we will be in front of the judge, God who will judge based on what we believed and what we did, our belief and actions.

This life is not the end goal; this is an area where we can test ourselves to go to an eternal destination.

Remember 3-Thing While Interpreting The Signs Of Istikhara And Marriage Failed Even After Istikhara | Ustad Asim Khan

What should you do when you are undecided in the perspective of Islam?  Well, you should pray istikhara.

the prophet (saw) in a Hadith that reported by Jabber (ra); He (peace be upon him) said if anyone of you has a serious concern on their mind meaning if you’re going to make a important decision about something then make istikhara and istikhara is to pray two special units meaning separate/ different not alongside any other prayer.

the short dua of istikhara

Transliteration
Allahuma khirli wakhtarli

O Allāh, grant me goodness, and choose for me.  (At-Tirmidhī)

The long dua of istikhara :

The method of istikhārah is to perform two rak’āt at any time of the day, other than the times when nafl salāh is forbidden. It is preferable to recite Sūrah Al-Kāfirūn in the first rak’ah and Sūrah Al-Ikhlās in the second. Thereafter one should praise Allāh ta’ālā, send salāh upon the Prophet sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam and then recite the following du’ā

Transliteration

Allāhumma innī astakhīruka biʿilmika wa astaqdiruka biqudratika, wa asʾaluka min faḍlika (a)l-ʿaẓīm fainnaka taqdiru walā aqdiru wa taʿlamu wala aʿlamu wa anta ʿallāmu (a)l-ghuyūb. Allāhumma, in kunta taʿlamu anna hadha (a)l-amra [mention decision here] khayrun lī fī dīnī wa maʿāshī waʿāqibati amrī faqdurhu lī wa ya (a)s-sirhu lī thumma barik lī fīhi. Wa in kunta taʿlamu anna hadha (a)l-amra sharrun lī fī dīnī wa maʿāshī wa ʿāqibati amri faṣrifhu ʿannī wa (a)ṣrifni ʿanhu waqdir lī(ya) (a)l-khayra haythu kāna thumma arḍīnī bihi.

O Allāh! I seek goodness from You, through Your Knowledge, and I seek strength through Your Power and ask for Your great Bounty, for You are able to do things while I am not, and You know while I do not; and You are the Knower of the Unseen. O Allāh, if You know that this matter [name your matter] is good for me, in respect to my Dīn, my worldly life and the consequence of my affairs, then decree it for me and make it easy for me, and then grant me barakah in it. And if You know that this matter [name your matter] is bad for me in respect to my Dīn, my worldly life and the consequence of my affairs, then turn it away from me and turn me away from it, and decree for me what is good, wherever it may be, and make me be pleased with it. (Al-Bukhārī)

 

Istikhara  is the idea of asking Allah for the best choice that is in front of you.

In fact the prophet (saw) said when any one of you is concerned about an issue i,e any issue, any significant decision in your life, you can make istikhara for.

istikhara doesn’t mean  that your choice that you make will be Problem free. That is just a false Understanding.

Sabr Doesn’t Mean To Be A Patient Victim Or A Passive Victim | Shaykh Shahnewaz

the topic of sabr which the well-known thing but I think there are sometimes there are some misunderstandings in our community about the concept, the nature of sabr what it actually means and what it doesn’t mean as well.

What constitutes bear righteousness that the patience, those who are patient in Misfortune and hardship and a times of peril or danger.

To stay away from things which are prohibited, forbidden and to avoid temptations that also requires sabr. So much more widespread meaning also one thing sabr isn’t but in English the word patience implies it is the sort of passive acceptance. That’s not sabr, not passively accepting something.

We can’t use sabr as an excuse for bad behavior. It’s not a virtue to be a patient victim or a passive victim.

In Islam, We don’t have a victim mentality. We’re not victims, whatever the situation is…

We should be people who actually speak out … against oppression or Injustice or wrongdoing. It’s not a virtue to be patient about it in a passively accepting way.