Category: Islam

Say This Powerful Dua Three Times For Jannah And Protection From Hell! Must In Ramadan

Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated the Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever asks Allah for Jannah three times, Paradise says, “ Oh Allah enter him into Jannah. Whoever seeks protection with Allah from Hell three times, Jahanim says, “ Oh Allah protect him from the Fire.”

Collected by At-Tirmithi (2572) and others. Shaykh Al-Albani (May Allah have mercy on him) graded this hadeeth as being Saheeh in Saheeh At-Tirmithi.

اللهم اِنّي أَسْئَلُكَ الجَنّةُ الفِردَوْس، وأعُوْذْوبِكَ مِنَ النَّار
Allaahumma inni alukal Jannatul Firdous wa a’udhu bika minnan-naar.
(O Allah I ask you for gardens of firdous and I seek refuge from the fire)

 

 

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.

Ask Allah For The Highest! Three Beautiful Stories Of Having High Aspirations | Ustad Asim Khan

One beautiful Hadith from the prophet sallallahu alehiwassallaam, on the topic of high aspirations how the prophet (SAW) spoke from a spiritual perspective:

 

The hadith is found in sahih al-Bukari, the prophet (SAW) says that paradise Is made up of 100 Levels. Between each level There is a distance of the sky and Earth and then he said the highest level in Paradise is called Al Ferdous and he said.. it is beneath the Throne of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala.

The Hadith ends and the prophet (SAW) says, when you ask Allah, ask Him for Al Ferdous, asking for the highest spot in paradise.

The prophet (SAW) wouldn’t tell us to do something unless it had a benefit, unless it was a realistic thing to do and here he saying, you know what? You should aim high in life. You should aim for the highest spot in paradise. And when you ask Allah don’t ask him for the second best.

If you look at the prophet, they are an embodiment of having high aspirations in both this life and in the Hereafter. So for example, if you look at the prophet Solomon/ Suleiman (A.S), we find a beautiful dua that he makes,

quran image Sad35

Qala rabbi ighfir lee wahab lee mulkan la yanbaghee liahadin min baAAdee innaka anta alwahhabu

(38:35) He said, “My Lord, forgive me and grant me a kingdom such as will not belong to anyone after me. Indeed, You are the Bestower.”

 

When you try to do something great in this world for the sake of Allah, aim high; actually aim to be the highest.

We take inspiration from the Hadith where the prophet (SAW) told us when you ask Allah; ask Him for Al Ferdous, the Highest.

In the same way when you plan for 2021, plan for a great year. Plan to deliver a lot of good deeds, Deeds that will raise your position in the Hereafter. Deeds that will help leave a legacy behind you.

P3 Student Especial! 3 Beautiful Duas From Sunnah To Learn Difficult Hard Subjects

Dua to Prepare for Tough Subjects; Dua while reading something difficult:

The Prophet (S.A.W) advised us to recite the following dua in any time of trials. We can read this dua for exams, studies, or for any other type of trials that we are facing.

اللَّهُمَّ لاَ سَهْلاً إِلّاَ مَا جَعَلّتَهٌ سَهْلاً وَأَنّتَ تَجّعَلَ الحَزَنَ إِذَا شِئتَ سَهْلاً

“Allahumma la sahla illa ma ja’altahu sahla, wa ‘anta taj-alul hazna idha shi’ta sahla”

“O Allah, nothing is easy except what You make easy. And if You wish, You make the difficult easy.” [ Hisnul-Muslim]

اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو فَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ وَأَصْلِحْ لِي شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَا أَنْتَ
Allahumma rahmataka arjoo falaa takilnee ilaa nafsee tarfata ‘aynin wa aslih-lee sha’nee kullahu, laa ilaha illa anta

“O Allah, I hope for Your mercy, so give me not over to my self even for as little as wink of an eye, and set right all my affairs, there is no God but You”  [ Sunan Abu Dawood ]

اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَ الْحَزَنِ ، وَ الْعَجْزِ وَ الْكَسَلِ ، وَ الْبُخْلِ وَ الْجُبْنِ ، وَ ضَلَعِ الدِّيْنِ وَ غَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ
Allahumma inni a’oodhoo bika minal-hammi walhuzni, wal-‘ajzi wal-kasali wal-bukhli wal-jubni, wa dal’id-dayni wa ghalabatir- rajaal

“O Allah! Certainly, I seek refuge in you from concern and grief and I seek refuge in you from inability and laziness, and I seek refuge in you from cowardice and miserliness and I seek refuge in you from the overpowering of debts and from the subjection of man.”  [ Sahih- Bukhari, Hadith: 6369 ]

 

 

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.

Learn From The Best Of Creation ﷺ To Overcome Your Unique Hardship / Difficulty | Mufti Menk

The prophet Muhammad (saw) was chosen by Allah. we heard that he was the best of creation the most noble of all prophets, the final of all the messengers and prophets of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala and Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala chose for him a path that was considered a path that we would actually be able to learn lesson from and we would be able to emulate and follow and if we were to look at the issue of hardship and difficulty, something amazing that we are taught by the beautiful lips of Muhammad (saw).

He says indeed when Allah loves a slave or a worshiper of His, He tests him; testing meaning difficulty and hardship comes in your life not because He’s punishing you but He is examining you, testing you giving you opportunity to pass with flying colors such that you can earn Paradise and you would have an elevation of status in Paradise If you had become a person who was forgiven by Allah (swt).

So the ranks in Paradise also differ; those who have been through and endured much more and they have been patient and praised Allah and continued to have hope in Allah, calling out to Allah and they died in that condition, Allah will definitely give them a status.

So take difficulty and hardship in your stride.

The prophet Muhammad peace be upon him went through a In fact, there was difficulty that started in his path even prior to his birth though he was the greatest of creation, the most noble of all prophets, his Birth was by far one of the biggest gifts that we as his Ummah have been blessed with, subhanallah.

So, don’t become despondent, understand.

Remember Allah a lot, praise Allah, glory be to Allah,  All praise is due to Allah, Allah is the greatest. There is none worthy of worship Besides Allah, there is no might, there is no power except that of Almighty Allah.

Subhanallah walhamdulillah wala ilaha illallah wallahu akbar wala hawla wala quwwata illa billah al-‘Ali, al-‘Azim

If you have a difficulty where you are boycotted, you need to know it will always come with a silver lining. Allah will give you opportunity to expand for as long as you don’t have the self-pity and you actually stand and go ahead, press ahead, do whatever you can keep moving as they say. Don’t stop and you know, if you were to just think of how bad the situation is, you might become depressed.

Don’t do that. Learn from the example of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. He used to say, “Alhamdulillah ‘ala kulli Haal” All praise is due to Allah upon all conditions. For as long as Allah is pleased with you. There is nothing that is difficult.

After difficulty and hardship for as long as we are steadfast and for as long as we learn from that beautiful example of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, We will always be victorious at the end.

But some people are impatient and that impatience leads them to do things that would result in their downfall and then they won’t see the victory. so keep following the Sunnah the example of the prophet (saw) Let me tell you the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him has been through much more than any one of us.

So, these difficulties, this hardship that the best of creation endured with a smile on his face, showing gratitude and thanks to Allah is a big lesson for all of us, the hardship I go through Allah alone knows, your smile should actually cover that hardship.

Not Believing Until I See! Hashim Vs Skeptic Spanish Lady | Speakers Corner

Do you do believe there is a God or you’re not sure yet?

I can’t deny it but I don’t like….. He doesn’t come Hey, I exist. Then I don’t believe anyone until I don’t see Okay, so you only believe what you see.

 

Do you believe you possess or have or acknowledge that you have Consciousness?

We can actually…we roughly we can… so if you’re aware and your environments then you know, you’re conscious.

I’m going by your principal, because your principle is that if you don’t see God you won’t believe it. But in the case of your Consciousness you don’t see it but you still believe it. So you are failing your current your principal.

 

Have you noticed that you said I believe, I believe, I believe? This is Faith. What you believe without seeing..

If you can believe that you have Consciousness without any empirical evidence. So why don’t you believe God without empirical evidence?

When you see a truth you acknowledge it.

So for example, Consciousness is the one that enables you to ask me questions to use your faculties of reasoning and also to use your senses. This is the key.

There are places where science fails, there are limits to science. Science cannot measure in material things. It analyzes the material world.

So if anybody comes and tells me show me empirical evidence of God. You cannot even show empirical evidence of within your own self and let alone God.

Why do you believe it? Is it because I was born in a Muslim family? Maybe that’s the reason but also use my own faculties that God has given me to reason and come to the conclusion that all this, the universe did not create itself. It did not come from nothing. So what is the other alternative?

The question you asked…

if something created the universe what created that something?

So in both cases, the universe cannot be from nothing and it cannot be from itself.

Islam makes sense to us. it goes with our mind. It doesn’t contradict the mind. ..We don’t have a blind faith. We have the faith in Allah and in Islam on a base of clear Clarity and understanding.

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.

Watch It If You Doubt The Existence Of God! Hashim Vs Agnostic Moses | Speakers Corner

Do believe in the reality of the universe? So if I were to ask you where did this reality come from?

For so long a human being who is by nature curious. They will somehow ask questions and come to certain understanding. So in all your years of your life when you answer this question, what have you so far gathered from the research that you have done?

Let me ask you possible scenarios. Do you think it could have come from nothing, the universe?

But I would say no, you know, why? [Why] because nothing doesn’t even exist. If something doesn’t exist, how can it bring about something that does exist?

If you studied logic, then you will come to the conclusion that nothing doesn’t exist. Hence, it cannot bring about something.

In our universe which is real…how you perceive them, how do you understand their origin…

The Most basic understanding of our reality.

Basic understanding of our reality is that it didn’t exist by itself. The universe did not come by itself.

So any person and this goes for any atheist / any agnostic when they say I don’t know they are in no position to say somebody is right or something is wrong.

You cannot have something that is contradictory and you say I accept that without questioning it. That’s a reason as a Believer, you know, our book the Quran tells us to ponder over….

As a person who My Quran tells me to ponder on the signs, By the way, you know, the Quran doesn’t tell you not to use your intellect.  In fact, it encourages you to use it. So my Quran, my basis is quite logical and rational in that sense.

How will you understand the universe without rationality / without logic / without even thinking about it that God has given you intellect for you to think?

If you’re going to be a hyper skeptical about everything then even your existence, you have to question.

If the universe is not even sentient, it cannot create itself.

So if I were to ask you did you create yourself? Now I’m asking you the same concept apply to the universe. Can the universe create itself?

So first try to understand do I acknowledge and accept the reality in this world? Your purpose of the life is to acknowledge and to worship the one true God.

A Response Against Liberal Fascism From Modi To Macron On The Minority Muslims In France | Imam Omar Suleiman

Everything that happens in the world affects us. Everything that strikes our ummah which is like one body affects us and Allah knows that if we were to try to dissect and try to address every one of those approaches we would fail every single time. When we talk about catastrophes and when we talk about the bombings and the horrible Things that are happening to people all over the world to our brothers and sisters all over the world.

It represents a concerning blueprints, A few of the brothers and sisters in France who say that, this is the worst that they have ever seen it in France.

We know the cycle and France in the name of superior values; You have a community that is targeted over and over again with various forms of policy and subjugation. Muslim women constantly harassed by government and Society; the stigmatization of the Muslim population.

Muslims, they’re saying now is worse than it has ever Been before that what they are witnessing, is reminiscent of the things that they read about the 20th century where you had the worst forms of casualties. You had the greatest number of casualties in a single Century in the history of mankind in the name of all sorts of ideologies, secular ideologies, Nazism, fascism, communism, And yes capitalism; all of these different isms that led to the murder of so many different people and subhanAllah, it’s reminiscent of that to them right now.

state Terror Is this most crystallized in terms of policy in a way that creates a frightening blueprint that we all have to be very  careful of….

But in France dear brothers and sisters in the name of prescribed secularism, you literally have Liberal fascism and you have a man that the world needs to call upon right now and sanction and censure in macron who is no different from Modi in the way that he’s carrying out these policies.

What’s the difference between Modi creating a separate set of laws for Muslims in India and macron creating a separate set of laws in France. Where are the blueprints? Genocides are carried out in the name of assimilation.

This is what we have at this juncture. And it’s not it’s not Islam that has the problem. It’s France that has the problem and it’s the potential blueprint that creates around the world just like China and India have a connection, Myanmar has a connection, China tried to protect Myanmar and the United Nations from being charged with genocide.

the prophet salallahu alayhi wasalaam has been portrayed  in the worst of ways , insulted in the worst of ways, children subjected to that humiliation and reminded over and over and over again that they are lesser that they are to accept a second class level of existence in their societies and that insult that takes place in the in the types of policies that have targeted Muslim women over and Over and over again…

Where a person opens up their mouth against the islamophobia in France and their assaulted by the police in front of their families and handcuffed and taken away and humiliated because they dare to critique the islamophobia of France suddenly, all the values and all the freedom of speech goes out the window

you should not grieve or feel sadness as long as you are believers, you remain that status in that status of  being elevated by the only one who grants true elevation, And that is Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala