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The Name of Allaah: Al-Malik Al-Mulk (Part 13)

#6 – Because Allaah is Al-Malik, He should be obeyed

Allaah, Al-Malik (The King), to Him belongs the whole dominion. He disposes the affairs of the whole dominion with His three kinds of commands:

a) Legal Commands

b) Decreed Commands

c) Recompense

Whenever Allaah decides a matter, what should the attitude of the servants be? We should obey Him. It is not for one to disobey Him or be reluctant. We should comply with the command immediately. This is exemplified in the “Story of the Cow” in Surat Al-Baqarah.

Continuation: Lessons from the Story of the Cow in Surat Al-Baqarah

After Allaah revealed the identity of the killer, and Allaah showed Bani Israeel the signs of His greatness, ability, perfection, and the truthfulness of Musa (Moses) عليه السلام, what was the attitude of Bani Israeel? Read the rest of this entry

The Name of Allaah: Al-Malik Al-Mulk (Part 11)

#6 – Since Allaah is Al-Malik, He should be obeyed.

In the Story of the Cow in Surat Al-Baqarah [2:67]:

And (remember) when Musa [Moses (عليه السلام)] said to his people: ‘Verily, Allaah commands you that you slaughter a cow.’ They said: ‘Do you make fun of us?’ He said: ‘I take refuge in Allaah from being among Al-Jahilun (the ignorant or the foolish).’

This event occurred after Bani Israeel were rescued by Allaah and they crossed the sea and were safe in the land. The story begins with Musa (عليه السلام) commanding them to slaughter a cow, without the reason being mentioned. This tells you that:

1) Whenever you relate an event or any story, you should start with the most important matter. Why Allaah commanded them to slaughter the cow is not important. What is important is that Allaah commanded them to slaughter a cow.

Allaah had ordered them to slaughter a cow because a man was killed, and Bani Israeel disputed as to who the killer was. They went to Musa (عليه السلام) to solve their dispute. Allaah commanded Musa (عليه السلام) to tell them to slaughter a cow. Read the rest of this entry

Al-Muhajiroon: Ramadaan – Shawwal (Issue 21 – 5)

Ramadaan - Shawwal cover page Issue (20 - 5)

Al-Muhajiroon: Ramadaan – Shawwal (Issue 21 – 5)

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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The Name of Allaah: Al-Malek Al-Mulk

This Name is derived from the word “ملك”, “يمْلك”, “مِلْك” (To possess a thing and have full authority over its disposal)

The whole dominion is called Malakout ملكوت.

  • This Name Al-Malik  is mentioned in the Qur’an in five positions:

1 – Surat Ta-Ha [20:114]:

“Then High above all be Allaah, the True King. And be not in haste [O Muhammad (ﷺ )] with the Qur’an before its revelation is completed to you, and say: “My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.”

2 – Surat al-Mu’minoon [23:116]:

“So Exalted be Allaah, the True King, La ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Lord of the Supreme Throne!”

3 – Surat al-Hashr [59:23]:

“He is Allaah other than Whom there is La ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allaah! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him.”

4 – Surat an-Naas [114:2]:

“The Ilah (God) of mankind,”

5 – Surat al-Jumu’ah [62:1]:

“Whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth glorifies Allaah, the King (of everything), the Holy, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.”

It is mentioned in restricted form in this position.

  • The name Al-Maleek is mentioned once,  in Surat al-Qamar [54:54-55]:

“Verily, The Muttaqun (pious), will be in the midst of Gardens and Rivers (Paradise).”

“In a seat of truth (i.e. Paradise), near the Omnipotent King (Allaah, the All-Blessed, the Most High, the Owner of Majesty and Honor).”

  • The name Al-Maalik means the Owner. It is mentioned in two positions in the Qur’an, but only in the restricted form. 

In Surat al-Fatihah [1:3]:

“The Only Owner (and the Only Ruling Judge) of the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Resurrection)”

And in Surat ‘Aal-Imran [3:26]:

Say [O Muhammad (ﷺ )]: “O Allaah! Possessor of the kingdom, You give the kingdom to whom You will, and You take the kingdom from whom You will, and You endue with honor whom You will, and You humiliate whom You will. In Your Hand is the good. Verily, You are Able to do all things.”

It is mentioned in the unrestricted form in the Sunnah. The Prophet ﷺ mentioned said:

أَغْيَظُ رَجُلٍ عَلَى اللَّهِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَأَخْبَثُهُ وَأَغْيَظُهُ عَلَيْهِ رَجُلٌ كَانَ يُسَمَّى مَلِكَ الأَمْلاَكِ لاَ مَلِكَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ

The most wretched person in the sight of Allaah on the Day of Resurrection and the worst person and target of His wrath would be the person who is called Malik al-Amlak (the King of Kings) for there is no king but Allaah. [Muslim #2143]

The Difference between Al-Malik (The King) and Al-Maalik (The Owner):

Ash-Shawkani said that the Scholars differed with regards to the two names Malik and Maalik. Some of them said that the name Malik is more intensive and general, because every king owns, but not every owner can be a king, and because the command of the king is executed upon the owner. Others said Maalik is more general and intensive than Malik when praising Allaah because He is the Owner of mankind and the whole dominion. The truth is that every Attribute has a specialty that is not found in the other one. [Faid Al-Qadeer]

 

 

Al-Muhajiroon: Dhul-Qa’adah – Dhul-Hijjah (Issue 20 – 6)

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Al-Muhajiroon: Dhul-Qa’adah – Dhul-Hijjah (Issue 20 – 6)

 

 

 

Dhul-Hijjah 1438 Moonsighting Announcement

The new moon was NOT sighted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia yesterday, hence the month of Dhul-Qa’dah completes 30 days.

It is officially announced that:

Tomorrow (23rd of August) corresponds to the 1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1438, In shaa Allaah.

1st of Dhul-Hijjah 1438 – BEGINS (Tomorrow), Wednesday ~ August 23rd, 2017.

9th of Dhul-Hijjah – Day of ‘Arafah 1438, Thursday ~ August 31st, 2017.

10th of Dhul-Hijjah – First day of ‘Eid al-Adh-haa 1438, Friday ~ September 1st, 2017.

NOTE: For those that intend to do a sacrifice (slaughter a cattle) , the last chance for cutting the nails and hair is until Maghrib prayer of Tuesday, August 22nd (TODAY)