Al-Muhajiroon: Ramadan – Shawwal (Issue 19-5)

Al Muhajiroon: Ramadan- Shawwal (Issue 19-5)

 

 

Al-Muhajiroon: Rajab – Shabaan (Issue 19-4)

Al Muhajiroon: Rajab - Shabaan (Issue 19-4)

Al-Muhajiroon: Rajab – Shabaan (Issue 19-4)

Ramadan is opportunity of a lifetime (PART 2)

Sources:

  • Translation of the lecture “Ramadan is an opportunity of a lifetime” by Dr. Nawal al-‘Eid
  • Saheeh at-Targheeb by al-Albaani
  • Riyadus-Saliheen by Daar-us-Salaam

Read the article:Ramadan is the opportunity of a life time” (part 1)

Third: Establishing the night with Qiyaam (Voluntary Prayers)

The Prophet (Salla-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever establishes the night of Ramadan with voluntary prayer (i.e. Taraweeh or Qiyaam) with sincere faith and Ihtisaab [i.e. hoping for the reward from Allaah (Ta’ala)], all his past sins will be forgiven.” [Al-Bukhaari]

Sincere faith means to believe in the promise of Allaah’s granting reward for establishing the night with prayers sincerely for His Sake only.

Ihtisaab is to hope for the reward from only Allaah (Ta’ala) and no one else. It is to hope for the forgiveness of past sins, to hope for attaining Allaah’s love for following the Sunnah of the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), to hope for entering Paradise in peace, and so forth.

Abu Dhar al-Ghifaari  (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever establishes the night prayer with the Imaam till he (the Imaam) finishes, it will be written for him the reward of establishing the whole night [with prayer].” [At-Tirmidhi and authenticated by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jamie’ no. 2417]

Allaah (Ta’ala) praises those who establish the night with prayers in Surat as-Sajdah (32:16) and witnesses for them the complete and perfect faith:

“Their sides forsake their beds, they supplicate their Lord in fear and aspiration, and from what We have provided them, they spend.”

They forego sleep and the desire for resting on a comfortable bed in fear of Allaah’s punishment and in hope of His reward and mercy.

“No person knows what is kept hidden for them of joy as a reward for what they used to do.” [32:17]

Allaah (Ta’ala) will grant them the everlasting joy and delight in Paradise, a fitting reward which suits their deeds. Because they concealed their good deeds, Allaah conceals the reward for them which no eyes have seen and what has never crossed the mind of any man.

       The following Ahadeeth indicate the virtue of establishing the nights with Qiyaam: Read the rest of this entry

Ramadan is opportunity of a lifetime (PART 1)

Sources:

  • Translation of the lecture “Ramadan is an opportunity of a lifetime” by Dr. Nawal al-‘Eid
  • Saheeh at-Targheeb by al-Albaani
  • Riyadus-Saliheen by Daar-us-Salaam

Virtues of the month of Ramadan

  1. The Prophet (Salla-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: When the first night of the month of Ramadan comes, the devils and the defiant Jinn are bound in chains and all the gates of Hell are closed and none of them remain open, and all the gates of Paradise are opened and none of them remain closed, and every night a caller from heaven will announce, ’O seeker of goodness and virtue! Come forward;’ and ‘O evildoer! Halt (desist), and do not come forward;’ and a large number of sinners are released from Hell at the command of Allaah (i.e. decision of forgiveness and deliverance is taken for them), and all this takes place on every night of Ramadan. [Sunan at-Tirmidhi and Ibn Maajah on the authority of Abu Hurairah (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu) and authenticated by al-Albaani and he graded it Hasan]

The Scholars said: “The gates of Jannah (Paradise) are opened in this month because many righteous deeds are performed and ascend to Allaah (Ta’ala) during these days. Allaah (Ta’ala) loves that the deeds of the believer ascend to Paradise, and the angels are occupied in building his dwellings and palaces and planting gardens for him.” Therefore, while offering the Salaat (prayers) one should feel that the deed is ascending directly to Paradise. This is an encouragement for those who seek Allaah’s reward.

On the other hand, the gates of Hell are closed because only a few sins are committed by the believers, and because of Allaah’s abundant forgiveness for His slaves during these days.

A caller from the heaven will call, “O seeker of goodness and virtue, come forward,” so seek help from Allaah (Ta’ala) and perform good deeds profusely. For those who used to establish the night with three Rak’ah voluntary prayers, let them offer more, and whoever used to give one or ten dinars in charity let him give more.

“O evil doer! Halt (desist)!” Until when will you commit these sins?

During the month of Ramadan, the devils are chained, disallowing them to influence the believers by whispering to them, thereby misguiding them. The evil hidden in man (due to Shaytaan) is weakened, but the self still remains which persistently incites to evil. If a person does not abandon sinning in the month of Ramadan, then this indicates that evil is rooted in the self of that person.

Reasons behind committing sins in the month of Ramadan despite the devils being chained: Read the rest of this entry

Book of Aqeedah for Beginners

THE BOOK OF AQEEDAH FOR BEGINNERS, prepared by the Enlightenment into Islaam Center,

Women’s Committee.

Revival of Islaamic Heritage Society.

Book of Aqeedah for Beginners

Book of Aqeedah for Beginners

Al-Muhajiroon: Jumad al-Awwal Jumad ath-Thani (Issue 19-3)

Al-Muajiroon: Jumad al-Awwal Jumad ath-Thani

 

Al-Muhajiroon: Jumad al-Awwal Jumad ath-Thani (Issue 19-3)

The Name of Allah: Al-‘Azeez (PART XI) – 30th Rabi’ al-Awwal 1437

Everyone talks about the current situation in the Muslim world, but not everyone has the right belief regarding it.

In one of the Friday Khutbahs, the Imam of the Haram highlighted the different aspects of victory in the Qur’an. He said, in brief:

Victory takes place in many forms:-

1) Victory to the believers and defeat of the disbelievers (in terms of war).

This is is what people generally refer to when they think of victory and it is the most beloved to the hearts.  But victory isn’t just limited to this.
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The Name of Allah: Al-‘Azeez (PART X) – 30th Rabi’ al-Awwal 1437

The victory which we all seek is in the hands of Allah, Al-‘Azeez Al-Hakeem.

Surat Ali ‘Imran Verse 126

وما جعله الله الا بشرى لكم ولتطمئن قلوبكم به وما النصر الا من عند الله العزيز الحكيم

And Allah made it not except as [a sign of] good tidings for you and to reassure your hearts thereby. And victory is not except from Allah , the Exalted in Might, the Wise –

This part of the Surah is about the Battle of Badr. In Verse 126, Allah mentions the means of attaining victory:

بلى ان تصبروا وتتقوا وياتوكم من فورهم هذا يمددكم ربكم بخمسة الاف من الملائكة مسومين

  Yes, if you remain patient and conscious of Allah and the enemy come upon you [attacking] in rage, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand angels having marks [of distinction]

1) Patience 2) Taqwa

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