Enlightenment into Islam center conducted a “Knowledge Seekers” contest for our dear brothers and sisters all over the world in the month of May.
The aim behind this contest was to promote the correct Tawheed (Oneness of Allaah) which is the right of Allaah. The Qur’an and the Sunnah, as well as all the Messengers, came to proclaim this right, its clarification and that it is the most binding of obligations upon the slaves of Allaah. Whoever comes with Tawheed and abstains from that which contradicts it of Shirk, Allaah will make the Fire forbidden for him.
The contest questions were generally on the topic of the Tawheed and Shirk. You may want to gain knowledge of these topics before starting the contest. To do so, refer to the book of Tawheed by Shaikh muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab.
Jazakom Allaahu khayr for all those who participated and may Allaah increase us in beneficial knowledge. Aameen!
DOWNLOAD THE ANSWERS TO KNOWLEDGE SEEKERS CONTEST HERE
Continuation of Studying Surat Al-Baqarah
Ayat ul Kursi comes in the context of Jihad as well as spending (From verses 246-255).
It consists of ten sentences
1) الله لا اله الا هو – “Allah – there is no deity except Him”
This sentence talks about Allah whom we worship alone with utmost love and magnification. No one deserves to be worshipped other than Him, as no one has perfect attributes except Him. No one deserves our hearts’ attachment except Him. He is the قبلة of our hearts.
Abu Hurayra (Radi Allahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Salla Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “The obligatory prayer to the obligatory prayer, and the Friday prayer to the Friday prayer, and the Ramadan until the next Ramadan expiate the sins committed between them if the person avoids the major sins.”
Ibn ‘Uthaimeen (Rahimahullah) said that this Hadith can mean two things, observing the fast in Ramadan until you observe the next fast in Ramadan while avoiding the major sins will expiate your minor sins.
Observing the fast in Ramadan will expiate the minor sins between two Ramadans, and this the more correct meaning
The major sins require repentance.
What is a major sin?
“Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. Whoever prays during the nights in Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. And he who passes Lailat al-Qadr (the Night of Power) in prayer with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven.”
In order to attain the promised reward from Allah our actions should be based upon belief with sincerity and hope.
We need to purify our hearts from the sicknesses so that Eeman can enter it.
One of the sicknesses of the heart is love of the Dunya.
Love of the Dunya is the head of every sin, which is shown when you prefer your desire and worldly gain, or a beloved’s desire over what Allah loves.
Continuation of the general study of Surat Al-Baqarah:
The theme of Surat Al-Baqarah is ‘Succession on the earth’ – Khilafah.
In the beginning of the Surah, Allah talks about the three categories of people, namely- the Believers, Disbelievers and Hypocrites.
The first command in the Qur’an is in Verse 21 to 22 of Surat Al-Baqarah, it is to worship Allah alone without associating any partners with him in worship.
We need to perform good deeds with sincerity and remind ourselves of the goal we want to achieve. We must keep the good intention in mind throughout such that we can attain the complete reward of the particular deed.
The heart is called Qalb in Arabic because Qalb literally means turn and the heart is constantly turning. We need to constantly renew our intention and turn our hearts back to Allah to fulfill Tawheed.
In order to do all the good deeds in Ramadan with sincerity, we must train ourselves from now onward.