The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam has a beautiful statement:
If someone curses you or tries to find fault with you, in a matter that does not exist in you then do not find fault with him in a matter that he does have.
In the last week, I have heard on more than one occassion people that identify themselves as traditional Muslims claim that those they deem to be salafi do not speak about purification of the heart. This is a completely baseless lie and accusation.
Last week, my mother opened up the garage door in order to bring out her Christmas lights and displays for the front yard. There’s a tree of lights and a lighted Rudolph and sleigh bit as well.
After she brought out all of the equipment and decorations, she pressed the button to close the garage door but it refused to go back down and close. She had to call a repairman to come and fix it.
My thoughts: It’s a sign that Allah does not look favorably upon shirk and the display needs to come down and go back inside the garage especially since this is also the house of a mumina.
When I was younger, years before I even became interested in Islam, my father asked our handyman to put up our Christmas tree and decorate it in the family room. We had all outgrown the fun and excitement of putting up the tree, decorating it, and wrapping presents so I was annoyed by it because I felt that it was taking up too much space in the room.
So one day after school I decided to take it down and put it back in the box. When my dad came home, he was very upset but we didn’t put the tree back up that year.
I had a discussion with someone regarding the earth being circle was written the Quran. Even so I don’t have much information regarding this topic I told the person it was mentioned in the Quran, while he still believes that its science that discovered that the earth is circular. Can you please respond to my email?
If you did not have the knowledge to back up this statement then you should not have said it in the first place. I do not intend to do the research for you on this issue perhaps someone else will feel inclined to do it.
There is no doubt that the Quran is a miracle and among the most amazing signs of Allah and a proof of the truthfulness of the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam. In its unique and inimitable language, style, content, and continued preservation in its original langauge and form. Continue reading →
The film contains some classic scenes of President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, and Donald Rumsfeld defending the abuses at Guantanamo mentioning that these are “bad people”. The film chronicles the story of the Tipton Three that were detained in Afghanistan and sent to the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for years before being promptly released upon their return to Britain.
I suppose they would probably say these juveniles also detained at Guantanamo were “bad people” and then they wonder why Muslims see this continuing war on terror more and more as a war against Islam and the Truth.
The little talked about tortuous practice of force-feeding prisoners on hunger strikes continues despite protests from a large number of medical professionals. It has been mentioned that the medical doctors practicing this peculiar form of torture did alter the forced feeding times to accommodate the times of the fast in Ramadan for a couple of detainees.
A reminder for myself and for you in sha Allah on our need for sincerity. One of our teachers Umm Eesa says that, “this is not just story time“.
Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam: Whoever seeks recognition from people, Allah will make them low before people.
One of the Salaf: Whoever sees sincerity in his sincerity, his sincerity is itself in need of sincerity. The destruction of every sincere person lies in his sincerity, (he is destroyed) to the extent that he sees sincerity in himself. When he abandons seeing sincerity in himself he will be sincere and purified.
Ibn al-Qayyim: Deeds without sincerity are like a traveler who carries dirt in his water jug. The carrying of it burdens him and it brings no benefit.
Yahya ibn Katheer: Study niyyah (intention) for its more important than deeds.
Ibrahim ibn Adhaam: When they gained knowledge, they acted upon it, and when they acted upon it, they became busy, and when they became busy, the people missed them, and when the people missed them, they inquired about them, and when they inquired about them, they escaped from them. Continue reading →