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Means which will aid a person in Seeking Knowledge (Part 5)

Shaikh Bakr Abu Zayd (رحمه الله) stated means in his book ‘حلية طالب العلم‘ (Hilyat Talibul-‘Ilm) that will aid the student of knowledge if he adheres to it.

The first means is to adhere to the Path of the Pious Predecessors explained in part 4 of this series.

Advice No.2

 Adhere to the Fear of Allaah – ملازمة خشية الله تعالى

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In the English language, fear is one word. However, in Arabic, there are different words for fear, such as خشية (Khashyah), رهبة (Rahbah), خوف (Khawf), وجل  (Wajal) – and each term has a unique meaning. The most important kind of fear which the student of knowledge should be attributed with is خشية  (Khashyah).

The student of knowledge should adorn himself inwardly and outwardly with خشية الله (the fear of Allaah) by maintaining the rites of Islam and manifesting the Sunnah of the Prophet  ﷺ . He should spread it by implementing it and calling to it. He should lead the way to Allaah by his knowledge, manners, and actions whilst adorning himself with masculinity (or femininity), leniency, and pious conduct.

People will notice how he behaves, sits, talks and deals with others. Even if he does not command the people directly, he can make Da’wah by his actions. If he meets an ignorant person, he should be lenient and gentle in calling him to Islam. Read the rest of this entry

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Means which will aid a person in Seeking Knowledge (Part 4)

Acquiring knowledge is one of the best deeds through which a slave draws nearer to Allaah. There are a lot of manners the student of knowledge has to follow so that Allaah will bless the knowledge he has acquired; therefore, the scholars have emphasized the importance of following the manners of seeking knowledge.

Shaikh Bakr Abu Zayd (رحمه الله) wrote a book called ‘حلية طالب العلم‘ (Hilyat Talibul-‘Ilm) which has been explained by Ibn ‘Uthaimeen (رحمه الله), and consists of advices for the student of knowledge:

Advice no. 1 Read the rest of this entry

Christmas Festive and the likes [Related Fatawaa]

What is the ruling regarding eating the food prepared for these specific occasions?

Al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah in Saudi Arabia was asked the same question and they said, “It is not permissible for a Muslim to eat the food of Jews, Christians, and the Mushrikoon  prepared on their feasts. It is also not permissible for Muslims to accept their gifts on their feasts, for this includes honoring them and cooperating with them in observing their rituals, promoting their Bid`ahs (innovations in religion), and sharing their happiness on the occasion of their feasts. This may lead to adopting their feasts or at least to exchanging invitations for food and exchanging presents during each other’s feasts. This could lead to Fitnah (temptation) and Bid`ahs. It was authentically reported that the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu alaihi wa sallam) said “Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours that is not part of it, will have it rejected.[Sahih Al-Bukhari,2697] It is also not permissible to give them presents on their feasts. (Source: Al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 22/398.) Read the rest of this entry

[Invitation] Enjoy two days of Halal fun with your Muslim sisters & reap rewards!

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Al-Dajjal — The Anti-Christ (The Greatest Calamity)

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Al-Masih al-Dajjal is one of the greatest signs that indicates that the Hour is about to be established. He will claim that he is the lord; and Allah will give him extraordinary or supernatural powers to test the people. He will appear at a time when people are facing afflictions and distress: the clouds won’t bring rain, the earth will not produce plants, there will be severe hunger and thirst. During these conditions of distress, the people will look for a rescuer or saviour. As a result, this trial will come to them. They will see that he is blind in his right eye, but the people’s hearts will be blinded when they see the rain and the abundance of food. What will the situation be at this time? If Allah afflicted you with al-Dajjal, do not believe in him and be firm by disbelieving in him, otherwise you will be lost. Remember that you’ll never see Allah in this world. Whoever claims that he is your lord and you can see him, is al-Dajjal, a liar and a deceiver. Remember that he has a blind eye and is a liar, and our Lord is not described like that; our Lord is attributed with all the perfect qualities, full of Majesty and Supremacy. So be cautious of al-Dajjal in order to be rescued from him, and whoever is rescued is truly, surely rescued. Let us know him through the Prophet’s description of him, as no one knows if al-Dajjal is going to overtake him or his children!

Prepared by: Enlightenment into Islam Women’s Committee, Revival of Islamic Heritage Society

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The Verdicts of Fasting

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O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the Pious).” [Qur’an 2:183]

Prepared by: Enlightenment into Islam Women’s Committee, Revival of Islamic Heritage Society

Translated and Compiled from: Ash-Sharh Al-Mumti’ ‘Alaa Zaad Al-Mustaqna by Shaikh Muhammad bin   Salih Al-Uthaimeen & Sifat Sawm An-Nabiy e Fi Ramadan by Saleem Al-Hilali and Ali Hasan Ali

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Zakaat-ul-Fitr (The Breaking Fast Charity)

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Ramadan is the Holy month of fasting and therefore, filled with great blessings. It is a true sign of Allah’s wisdom that along with Eid-ul-Fitr (feast of ending the fast), Allah the Exalted allows us more opportunity to purify ourselves by way of Zakaat (Sadaqat) al-Fitr. This Zakaat (Sadaqah) at the end of Ramadan is a great blessing that serves to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood within the Ummah.

 

Prepared by: Enlightenment into Islam Women’s Committee, Revival of Islamic Heritage Society

 Compiled from: Fiqh As-Sunnah, by Sayyid Sabiq, Sharh al-Mumtie’ Alaa Zaad al-Mustaqna, by Shaikh Muhammad bin Salih al-Uthaimeen, Summarized Sahih al-Bukhari [Arabic-English], translated by Dr.Muhammad Muhsin Khan, Riyadh: Maktaba Dar-us-Salam Publishers,1994, The Noble Qur’an [Arabic-English], translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan and Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali, Riyadh: Maktaba Dar-us-Salam Publishers, 1993.

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Gratitude

Front Cover of the Book 'Gratitude'

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One of the most important duties which Allah (Subhana wa ta’ala)ordained on His slaves and made it obligatory on them is to show Him(Subhana wa ta’ala) gratitude,and to be thankful to Him . Showing gratitude to Allah (Subhana wa ta’ala) and being thankful to Him is a duty human beings owe to Allah(Subhana wa ta’ala).

Gratitude to Allah is praising Allah(Subhana wa ta’ala) or remembering Him (Subhana wa ta’ala) when He bestows a blessing on us. It is giving thanks to Allah(Subhana wa ta’ala) for the blessings that He is giving us, or has given us.

Prepared by: Enlightement into Islam Women’s Committee, Revival of Islamic Heritage Society

Compiled from: Maqam Ash-Shukr, by Shaikh Abdur-Rahman Abdul-Khaliq, An-Nahj Al-Asma Fii Sharh Asmaa’ Allah Al-Husna, by Shaikh Muhammad Al-Humood An-Najdi, Eddat-us-Sabireen wa Dhakheeratush-Shakireen, by Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah and the commentary on the Hadiths by Salim Al-Hilali, Interpretation of the Meanings of the Noble Qur’an, translated by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan, Published by Dar-us-Salam, Summarized Sahih Al-Bukhari (Arabic- English), translated by Dr. Mmuhammad Muhsin Khan, Published by Dar-us-Salam, Salah Al-Ummah Fii ’Ulow Al-Himmah, by Sayyid bin Hussain Al-’Afani & Riyadh Us-Saliheen, by Imam An-Nawawi .

 

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