Tag: Islam

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.

Why Hijab in Islam! Mufti Menk | Very Powerful Reminders

In Islam we are taught to dress modestly. This modest dressing is not just for the females. it is for the males as well and we are taught to be of high character conduct, values and so on. This modest dress is supposed to calm us. It is supposed to bring about a sense of peace, a sense of equality, whether you are rich or poor, whether you are fair or dark in complexion. Allah loves you, remember that.

Allah loves you an unmatched love; it’s up to you to reciprocate that. Remember my words, Allah loves you but do you love Allah, that’s the question?

If the answer is yes, how can you give up your prayer? How can you start exposing yourself?

I remember someone asks me a question and I’m taking the liberty of answering it here. Because I think it’s absolutely important. Why would Allah judge you based on your dress? Why do I need to cover my hair or my legs? Why would Allah actually judge me based on whether my legs are covered or my hair is covered, you see? These are the questions of today.

So I said for the same reason that He would judge you; if you prayed or not, if you stole or not, if you did anything else or not. These are rules and regulations. You call yourself a Muslim. What is the meaning of a Muslim? Islam is generally interpreted in two what is the meaning of a Muslim? Islam is generally interpreted in two different ways.

Islam which means to surrender and to submit:  Surrender, who surrendered? Anyone who wants to call themselves Muslim; it means they have surrendered.

There are two things; one is to submit and two is peace. Others will say Islam means to submit and surrender. The reality is it means both of them. you submit and surrender and you will achieve peace.

What you do need to know is life will be full of tests from the beginning to the end and Allah says that you are created to be tested. That’s all.

P4 student especial! 2 Amazing Duas From Quran For Before Or During And After Exams

Dua for exams ( before or during exam):

وَإِن يُرِيدُوا أَن يَخْدَعُوكَ فَإِنَّ حَسْبَكَ اللَّهُ هُوَ الَّذِي أَيَّدَكَ بِنَصْرِهِ وَبِالْمُؤْمِنِين

Wa-in yureedoo an yakhdaAAooka fa-inna hasbaka Allahu huwa allathee ayyadaka binasrihi wabialmu/mineena

“….verily Allah is All-Sufficient for you. He is the One Who has strengthened you and the believers with His help.”

[Surah: 8, Ayah: 62]

Dua after exam:

الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُمْ مُصِيبَةٌ قَالُوا إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ

Allatheena itha asabat-hum museebatun qaloo inna lillahi wa-inna ilayhi rajiAAoona

“who, when afflicted with calamity, say: “We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.””  [Surah Baqarah-2, Ayah: 156]

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.

 

Choosing Spouse In The Light Of Islam | Mufti Menk

Do you know that when we have to choose a spouse;

Who have not yet chosen the spouse and even if you have try and go back and see the qualities that you have looked at and develop on them, develop them…

 

When you choose a spouse, the Hadith says: there are several things that people look at; some people look at wealth, some people look at Beauty, some people look at the status of the person and some people look at the lineage of the person and some people look at the deen and the religion of the person.

The Hadith says become successful by selecting the the one with religion, with character and conduct, coupled with Deen / religion.

From the hadith, when a proposal comes from someone; whom you are satisfied with their level of character and conduct or in fact starting with the level of Deen and character then allow them to get married, allow them to marry.

Two things:  character and deen

If someone comes and they good-looking okay, they have a better deen in them. It is better for you to compromise the looks to a certain extent And make sure that the religion is intact then to go only for looks because the plan of Allah is there will come a stage when that blemish less face will develop wrinkles; If you have loved the outward face, you will not be able to get along with that woman.

Because if you have loved the interior, it only blossoms as time passes. with the wrinkles of the face the wrinkles of the heart disappear.

Have you ever thought of that with the wrinkles of the face, the wrinkles of the heart disappear?

The beauty of Islam is such that from the beginning whether it is the upbringing of the child or how to select a spouse, Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala has laws in place that will help you from the family fragmenting, breaking up.

So, if we follow the rules from the very beginning then we will find that the family unit will not break.

P2 Student Especial! 4 Quranic Du’as For Studying Or Seeking Knowledge And Taking Exams

Reading is an essential part of attaining knowledge. The knowledge that will make us more humble as we rediscover our true selves.

On the other hand, we do not seek knowledge that will make us neglect the Hereafter and only Fulfil our worldly pleasures. We do not seek knowledge that will make us intellectually arrogant.

So, fix your intention and start with Bismillah (in the name of Allah).

Make Dua in front of Allah with sincerity. we should make to us in whatever language we are the most comfortable in and feel a stronger connection with Allah.

Here are a few of those golden duas for exams, studies, interviews, vivas or any other sort of trial you are going through.

Allah says in the Qura’n:

رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي  وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي  وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي  يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي

Rabbishrah lee sadree Wayassir lee amree Wahlul ‘uqdatan min lisanee Yafqahoo qawlee

“O my Sustainer! Open up my heart and make my task easy for me, and loosen the knot from my tongue so that they might fully understand my speech.”  [ Surah Taaha -20: Ayahs 25-28 ] 

 

Allah teaches us in the Qura’n:

رَّبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا

Rabbi zidnee ‘ilman 

“My Lord Increase me, and increase me in knowledge.” [ Surah 20: Ayah 114 ]

 

رَبِّ هَبْ لِي حُكْمًا وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِالصَّالِحِينَ   وَاجْعَل لِّي لِسَانَ صِدْقٍ فِي الْآخِرِينَ   وَاجْعَلْنِي مِن وَرَثَةِ جَنَّةِ النَّعِيمِ

Rabbi hab lee hukman waalhiqnee bialssaliheena Waj’al lee lisana sidqin fee alakhireena Waj’alnee min warathati jannati anna’eem

 “My Lord, grant me wisdom, join me with the righteous; give me a good name among later generations; make me one of those given the Garden of Bliss.” [ Surah Ash-Shu’ara- 26, Ayahs: 83-85. ]

 

قَالُوا سُبْحَانَكَ لَا عِلْمَ لَنَا إِلَّا مَا عَلَّمْتَنَا  ۖ  إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ

Qaloo subhanaka la AAilma lana illa ma AAallamtana innaka anta alAAaleemu alhakeemu

“Glory be to you, we have no knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise.”[Surah Baqarah- 2: Ayah: 32]

 

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.

Keep Saying This Powerful Dhikr And Allah Will Strengthen You During Tough Times | Mufti Menk

The main purpose of this supplication is a way for a believer to testify the greatness of Allah, to praise him, to worship him.

In Sunan Abi Dawud Hadith 19, it mentions that the apostle of Allah used to remember Allah at all moments.

It is through Allah’s will that things happen. Abu Hurairah reported in Al-Bukhari and in Muslim that Allah is with those who are with him.

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Allah the Exalted says: ‘I am as my slave expects me to be, and I am with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me inwardly, I will remember him inwardly, and if he remembers Me in an assembly, I will remember him in a better assembly (i.e., in the assembly of angels).”

This sentiment is repeated in Surah Baqarah, ayat 152-153:

“So remember Me; I will remember you. And be grateful to Me and do not deny Me. O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.”

The third kalima (also referred to as kalima tamjeed) is a perfect way to exalt Allah and remember him. Dhikr consists of two main ideas, the conscious effort required to move your tongue and the second is the niyyah or it’s effect in your heart.

Yes, remembering Allah will be rewarded as hadith 2910 Jami Tirmidhi “[Whoever recites a letter] from Allah’s Book, then he receives the reward from it, and the reward of ten the like of it.”

 

سُبْحَان اللهِ وَالْحَمْدُلِلّهِ وَلا إِلهَ إِلّااللّهُ وَاللّهُ أكْبَرُ وَلا حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللّهِ الْعَلِيِّ الْعَظِيْم

Transliteration: subhanallah walhamdulillah wala ilaha illallah wallahu akbar wala hawla wala quwwata illa billah aliyyil azeem

THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF KALIMA TAMJEED

The English translation of the third kalima is,

“Glory be to Allah and all praise be to Allah, there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and Allah is the Greatest. There is no might or power except from Allah, the Exalted, the Great One.“

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.