Tag: Islam

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.

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.

Your Best Moments In Life Could Actually Be The Moment That You Are All Alone | Ustad Asim Khan

During this unprecedented time; this new stage of humanity of the pandemic has brought with it strange tote unusual times.

Makes me think what is the plan of Allah (swt)/ what is it as Believers that we should take away from these strange times?

Is there any benefit/ any wisdom/ any reason? of course, the answer is yes, but what?

There are more people experiencing loneliness; the perhaps ever before.

feeling lonely leads to other mental health disorders life, feeling very anxious, being depressed, in worst case scenario feeling like you’re so lonely that what is the point living?

Just because you are alone doesn’t necessarily mean you are lonely. This is a very interesting way of looking at time when you are by yourself. Most of us have more free time working from home Etc.

From Surat al-mulk: Allah (swt) says indeed those who fear their Master and the Unseen, for them is forgiveness and a huge reward.

Interpretation-is that they fear Allah when they are all by themselves when nobody is around.

you recognize that time as a moment of being in solitude in the company of Allah, no longer have to worry about other people looking and what other people are thinking is just about what Allah sees.

Now your time alone in isolation as becomes a time where you the gain of closeness towards Allah (swt).

Ayesha (ra) was asked by ibn omar (ra): tell me the most amazing thing you saw from the life of the prophet (saw).

she said, I remember one night;  He woke up and I woke up and he said allow me to be with my Master, he asked permission to leave the bed and go to the prayer-mat and Ayesha (ra) said to be in your company. But I also love what you love…… And then she said I saw him standing the entire night in salatul tahajjud and then I saw him cry until his beard came moist and then I saw him cry more and to the place of his prostration became wet with his Blessed tears.

And then I said to him after he finished, yeah! Messenger of Allah, why do you do this to yourself, but Allah has forgiven you for what you’ve done your past and He said should I not be a grateful slave? Allahu akbar.

The moments that Allah gives you your life or you’re by yourself but those moments He gave you to see you take advantage of them. Do you remember Him on your lips? Do you think about Him in your heart?

And this is yet another way to lift yourself If you feel lonely to remind yourself that you know what? I’m not by myself; Allah is with me; just like Allah was with young Yusuf (A.S).

So your finest hours; my brothers; your best moments in life could actually be the moment that you are all alone.

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.

Watch! I Called Upon Allah But He Did Not Answer Me | Shaykh Omar Suleiman And Mufti Menk

When is the help of Allah subhanaw Taala going to come and particularly in the context of the Ayah; Do you think that you will enter into Jannah and then Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala to takes us through the various difficulties and to the point where the messenger and the Believers that are with Him say when is the help of Allah…

And verily the help of Allah is near?

We deal with the question of when meaning when I make duaa, when is it going to be answered?

Understand the way that Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala proportions his Mercy in this world in relation to the next.

Don’t concern yourself with the way that it’s going to be answered, just concern yourself with the ability to make that dua at in the first place And that is a blessing from Allah subhanaw Taala that you are driven to the ability to call upon Him.

For Allah to answer you in a way that is best for you,

You make that dua and you entrust that dua to Allah (swt) the One that you’re calling upon to answer it in a way that’s best for you.

The prophet salallahu alaihe wasalam said Allah subhanaw Taala will answer every one of you so long as you don’t become Hasty. How do you become Hasty? That a person would say I called upon Allah subhanaw taala, and He did not answer me.

Do not Let the shaitaan tell you that the delay in the answer to your dua is some indication of Allah subhanaw Taala not loving you,

You desperately want to marry someone and Allah knows that something really bad is going to happen afterwards. He may save you from it by answering your prayer by not giving you what you want simply because He loves you more than you love yourself, Subhanallah.

Allah definitely answers your prayer.  Your duty is to keep asking keep nagging, keep repeating repeat every day. He loves it when you repeat o Allah grant me, o Allah you are most merciful.

People say my dua is not answered. Number one: praise Allah, number two: Seek the Forgiveness of Allah, number three send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad Peace Be upon him his family, his household his companions, number four: ask what you want in the most beautiful ways and asking any language you want, keep repeating it and express how desperately you want it if you really shed a tear or two it would help because SubhanAllah, Allah is Very very merciful, you know when you shed a tear, subhanallah? It actually is another level of Supplication.

Then as you’re ending your prayer, make sure you end it again with the blessings and salutations upon Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam and perhaps some Praise of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala, that’s how you ask Allah and if you were to proceed your supplication with a good deed the chances of it being accepted are far more.

 

What Islam Says About Consumption Of Wine Vinegar And Use of Alcohol In Sanitizers & Cosmetics!

Ruling on rice vinegar, then somebody else asked about red wine vinegar and balsamic vinegar:

The Maliki Scholars and the Hanafi scholars, They say that vinegar doesn’t matter what source it came if it came from wine, if it came from dates, if it came from Rice.. This is… its all fine.

Because when it was …if it was wine in the middle, it gets changed over into another substance, which is vinegar which is pure and which is halal.

Wine vinegar, is it Halal? Is it okay to have in a salad?

So people sometimes ask about alcohol in sanitizers, alcohol in Perfumes and in some cosmetics and so on What about that? People are saying how could you have alcohol in Sanitizers and then read Salah? How could you have alcohol in your perfume and then read salah?

The Distance Between The Two Worlds Is Only One Breath! Heart-Touching – Durood-E-Ibrahim

This world and the other world… the distance between this world and the next world is only one breath. Whoever is breathing is still continuous and you’re in this world and whoever’s breathing has stopped then you’re in the other world. this whole bead of breathing place inside the pearls of sending Salawat on prophet (saw) and keep on saying sallallahu alaihi wasallam between each breath.

Then whether it’s this world or the other world that will be with you if you did that? The leader of the Two Worlds Muhammad sall-Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam will be with you.