Ibn al Jawzi (rh) mentioned that he read over 20,000 books, would finish the Qur’an every week and would advise his son to pray two Juz a night for Qiyaam ul Layl. Over 100,000 repented due to his reminders and sermons.
He would say that he wanted to master every Islamic science and write over a thousand books, according to Ibn Taymiyyah (rh).
Lecture speaks of what to do for the family of a deceased person. Also when to tell them the news of death and why. What the relatives and family can do upon learning of the death of a relative. PowerPoint: http://sunnahfollowers.net/ppt/Tawheed/Sickness/Sickness-6/img0.html
Tak ada pula disebut dosa kecil atau dosa besar. Semuanya berdosa. Sekarang ni Facebook dan Whatsapp adalah sebahagian dari jentera canggih yang paling banyak menjana dosa kita setiap hari.
Bertakwalah dan bertaubatlah.
49|12|يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ ٱجْتَنِبُوا۟ كَثِيرًۭا مِّنَ ٱلظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ ٱلظَّنِّ إِثْمٌۭ ۖ وَلَا تَجَسَّسُوا۟ وَلَا يَغْتَب بَّعْضُكُم بَعْضًا ۚ أَيُحِبُّ أَحَدُكُمْ أَن يَأْكُلَ لَحْمَ أَخِيهِ مَيْتًۭا فَكَرِهْتُمُوهُ ۚ وَٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ تَوَّابٌۭ رَّحِيمٌۭ
 Wahai orang-orang beriman! Jauhilah kebanyakan sangkaan kerana sesungguhnya sebahagian dari sangkaan itu adalah dosa. Dan janganlah mengintip, dan janganlah pula sebahagian kamu mengumpat yang lain. Adakah seseorang dari kalangan kamu suka memakan daging saudaranya yang telah mati? Dan sudah tentu kamu jijik terhadapnya. Dan bertaqwalah kepada Allah. Dan Allah Penerima taubat, Maha penyayang.
49:12 O you who believe, you shall avoid any suspicion, for even a little bit of suspicion is sinful. You shall not spy on one another, nor shall you backbite one another; this is as abominable as eating the flesh of your dead brother. You certainly abhor this. You shall observe God. God is Redeemer, Most Merciful.
Being at home sometimes makes me lazy and I wonder what I’m supposed to do. I become bored. I was advised by someone that I should make a plan of what I should do each day – in that way, I won’t be left with idle time, wondering what to do. However, sometimes in life, unexpected things happen or your family want you to do other things so you get pulled away from your own plans. It would probably make me unhappy if i was unable to do what I had planned.
So I want to plan enough to have some sort of guide, but not overplan so there is no flexibility. Sometimes plans stress me out as well, whereas I like looking at empty spaces in my diary. Not really sure what to do.
I wrote about happiness a few days ago and how the search for it is futile. People (especially in the West) expect themselves to be happy all the time, so are probably disappointed when they are not. It is not humanly possible to feel happy and joyful all the time. Sometimes our mood will just be neutral and that is ok. It is the times when we expect our emotions to be different to what they are, which leads to problems (as a recent study suggests).
So I am here today in bed, wondering what my future will be like. It can be sad when your parents want one future for you but you want a different future for yourself. It is a case of differences in values and expectations. You can’t really live your life according to what another person thinks is best for you. But you want to keep your loved ones happy too. But to what extent? That is something to reflect on. You are your parents’ children but they can’t control you. They have no right to. You have your own thoughts, dreams, ideas and ambitions. They can’t force their ideas upon you or make you behave in the way they want you to.
We are our own human beings. We will stand before Allah alone. To what degree do we factor in our parents within our lives? I want them to be happy but I’m not prepared to compromise on what I am passionate about. It’s a hard and sad life which is why I need to develop my faith so I can withstand the trials of life with sabr, and so that I am rewarded with jannah. I have a lot of learning to do, and so here I begin with my path to become a better Muslim who is more educated and is more active in giving da’wah inshaAllah. How will I do this – I must put myself out there and engage with as many people as I can. May Allah make this path easy for us all.
kāf dhāl bā
kadhabū, kadhaba (verb) = to deny, to reject, to lie about
l-mukadhibīna, l-mukadhibūna = those who deny, those who reject
l-kādhibīna, l-kādhibūna = the liars
Surah Qaf 12-14
kadhabat qablahum qawmu nūḥin wa-aṣḥābu l-rasi wathamūdu
The people of Nuh, the companions of Ar-Rass and the people of Thamud denied (the messengers before Muhammad)
waʿādun wafir’ʿawnu wa-ikh’wānu lūṭin
The people of ‘Ad and Fir’aun and the brothers of Lut
wa-aṣḥābu l-aykati waqawmu tubbaʿin kullun kadhaba l-rusula faḥaqqa waʿīdi
And the companions of Al-Aykat (near Madyan) and the people of Tubba’. All denied the messengers, so My threat was justly fulfilled.
Surah Ali ‘Imran 184
fa-in kadhabūka faqad kudhiba rusulun min qablika jāū bil-bayināti wal-zuburi wal-kitābi l-munīri
Then if they deny you, [O Muhammad] – so were messengers denied before you, who brought clear proofs and written ordinances and the enlightening Scripture.
Surah Hud 18
waman aẓlamu mimmani if’tarā ʿalā l-lahi kadhiban ulāika yuʿ’raḍūna ʿalā rabbihim wayaqūlu l-ashhādu hāulāi alladhīna kadhabū ʿalā rabbihim alā laʿnatu l-lahi ʿalā l-ẓālimīna
And who is more unjust than he who invents a lie about Allah ? Those will be presented before their Lord, and the witnesses will say, “These are the ones who lied against their Lord.” Unquestionably, the curse of Allah is upon the wrongdoers.
Surah Al-Māidah 70
laqad akhadhnā mīthāqa banī is’rāīla wa-arsalnā ilayhim rusulan kullamā jāahum rasūlun bimā lā tahwā anfusuhum farīqan kadhabū wafarīqan yaqtulūna
We had already taken the covenant of the Children of Israel and had sent to them messengers. Whenever there came to them a messenger with what their souls did not desire, a party [of messengers] they denied, and another party they killed
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, says: ‘The son of Adam denied Me and he had no right to do so. and the son of Adam reviled Me and he had no right to do so. As for his denying Me, It is his saying that I will not resurrect him as I created him in the beginning, but resurrecting him is not more difficult for Me than creating him in the first place. And as for his reviling Me, it is his saying that Allah has taken a son, but I am Allah, the One, the Self-Sufficient Master, I beget not nor was I begotten, and there is none equal or comparable to Me.”‘
Reference : Sunan an-Nasa’i 2078
English reference: Vol. 3, Book 21, Hadith 2080
DOES ISLAM PLAN TO RULE THE WORLD?
Islamization of the World Has Already Begun
by Linda Sargent
“Islam is a revolutionary faith that comes to destroy any
government made by man. The goal of Islam is to rule the
entire world and submit all of mankind to the faith of Islam.
Any nation or power that gets in the way of that goal, Islam
will fight and destroy. In order to fulfill that goal, Islam can
use every power available every way it can be used to bring
worldwide revolution. This is jihad.”
Syed Abul Ala Mawdudi (1905-1979)
world-renowned Islamic scholar who
traced his paternal ancestry to Mohammed
If you hear that Islam’s goal is NOT to rule the world—DO NOT BELIEVE IT.
If you hear that Islam’s goal is NOT to take over America—DO NOT BELIEVE IT.
If you hear Islam is a religion of peace—DO NOT BELIEVE IT.
These statements may seem harsh and unforgiving, but they are true. They have been true ever since 630 A.D. when Mohammed, the founder of Islam conquered Mecca and unilaterally declared Islam to be the only true religion ordained to govern the world. He decreed the spread of Islam to all non-Muslim individuals and nations—by force, if necessary.
ISLAM’S SUPREME LAW
Mohammed claimed he received his instructions from Allah through the angel Gabriel. He recorded them into what is now known as the Koran, Islam’s Constitution and supreme law. Muslims are expected to adhere to the Koran’s teachings along with the Hadith, the reported sayings and acts of Mohammed, and the Sira, the collection of the official biographies of Mohammed. These three collections form the foundation for Muslim’s religious practices and culture known as Sharia, the entire body of Islamic law. Muslims view Islam as the only true religion, which calls for the eradication of all other religions and governments.
***“I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah. And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them. . .’” (Bukhari 8: 387)
From his grave and through his writings, Mohammed demands that Muslims invade and conquer nations throughout the world, eradicate human rights and freedoms, and set up Sharia law. Muslims must obey or face death. Jihad is not optional.
***“Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that ye hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that ye love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, ye know not.” (Surah 2: 216)
ISLAM AND WORLD DOMINATION
“Muslim nations are very special because they have a command from Allah to rule the entire world and to be over every nation in the world.” Maulana Abul Ala Maududi, “The Godfather of Islam”
Islamization of the world began in Mecca and spread first to the Middle East and South Asia. It is hard to believe, but Egypt once was rich with Judeo-Christian history with stories of Moses and the exodus of the Israelites. It was the place where Joseph took Mary and baby Jesus after the angel warned him of Herod’s plan to kill the child. After the resurrection and ascension of Jesus and following the Apostle Peter’s death, Mark went to Egypt for nearly 20 years and founded the church at Alexandria. By the 2nd century A.D., the majority of Egypt’s population was Christian. After the Arab invasion in 641 A.D., the majority of Egypt’s population had converted to Islam, consistent with Mohammed’s instructions– by force. By 2009, Egypt was at least 90% Muslim.
Hindus once made up over 25% of Pakistan’s population. Today, under Muslim rule, the Hindu population is less that 1%. In the last fifty years, there has been a proliferation of Islamic schools established which teach extreme interpretations of Islam to the children. Pakistan’s Constitution proclaims that Islam is the “state religion” and recognizes the Koran as the highest source of law. An individual must be Muslim to qualify for the office of president. Today, Pakistan has the second largest per capita Muslim population in the world after Indonesia.
For hundreds of years, Afghanistan was largely a Buddhist nation. That all changed when the Islamic rebels known collectively as the Mujaheddin took control in 1992. But, even the Mujaheddin was no match for the Islamic fanatics, Osama bin Laden, and the Taliban who took control of the country in 1996. Afghanistan is now a nation that breeds and shelters Islamic terrorists. It is 99% Muslim.
ISLAM AND WESTERN EUROPE
Muslims are still a minority in the West, but their growth rate is alarming. In 1900, there were only about 50,000 Muslims in Western Europe. By 1970, they numbered between three and four million. By 2008, they exceeded twenty-five million.
With their increase in numbers comes an increase in strength. According to the Pew Research Center, Islam is the fastest growing religion in Europe. Sweden’s third largest city, Malmo, is 25% Muslim and ruled by Muslim immigrant gangs. Muslims comprise 20% of the population of inner London and 10% of Paris and Copenhagen. Mohammed is the most common name for newborn boys in Brussels and Amsterdam and the third most common in England. Denmark’s fastest growing constituency is Muslim immigrants. The Koran is now required reading for all upper secondary school students.
Libyan dictator Gaddafi recently declared while in Italy that, “Islam should become the religion of the whole of Europe.” His vision of an Islamic Europe is not as far-fetched as it sounds. The Washington, DC based Brookings Institution estimates that the Muslim birth rate in Europe is at least three times higher than non-Muslim births. If this trend continues, the Muslim population in Europe will nearly double by 2015; the non-Muslim population will decline by 3.5%.
ISLAM AND AMERICAN DOMINANCE
“A decree of death has been passed on America. The judgment of God has been rendered, and she must be destroyed.”
Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam Harlem, New York August 9, 1997
In America, like Europe, Islam is one of the fastest growing religions. It is expected that by the end of 2010, America’s Muslim population will surpass the Jewish population and will be the country’s second largest faith after Christianity.
In 1996, a Tehran newspaper quoted Louis Farrakhan as saying, “God will destroy America at the hands of the Muslims.—God will not give Japan or Europe the honor of bringing down the United States; this is an honor God will bestow upon Muslims.” That same year Farrakhan formed an alliance with Libyan dictator, Gaddafi who pledged $1 billion to help Farrakhan develop a Muslim political lobby in the United States.
A former Muslim sheds insight into how the lobbyists plan to dominate America. He speaks from the Muslim perspective.
“American laws will protect us. Democrats and Leftists will support us. N.G.O.s will legitimize us. The A.C.L.U. will empower us. Western Universities will educate us. Mosques will shelter us. O.P.E.C. will finance us. The United Nations will cover for us. Our children will immigrate from Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Indonesia to the US and to the other Western countries. We will use your welfare system. Our children will send money home while they are preparing for Jihad. We will take advantage of American kindness, gullibility, compassion, and freedom of speech. When the time comes, we will stab them in the back…”
Their plan seems to be right on course.
ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION OF PEACE
Even though Islam’s defenders often refer to it as “A Religion of Peace,” over 90% of global terrorism, violence, and war is connected to Islam. Many Americans and Europeans have come to realize there is a connection between the tragedy of 9/11 and the subsequent terrorist attacks in America and Europe.
***The Koran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war against the infidels. “Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them. Know that God is with the righteous.” (Koran 9:123) “Fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem [of war].” (Koran 9: 5)
Muslims are doomed to hell if they disobey this charge. “He that chooses a religion over Islam, it will not be accepted from him and in the world to come he will be one of the lost.” (Koran 3:88)
Politicians trip over themselves to sell the notion that Muslims living in the United States are loyal to this country. And, maybe they are. Perhaps moderate Muslims do not condone the murderous ways of the Islamic extremists. But, when was the last time a Hindu, Jew, or Christian strapped a bomb to himself with the sole purpose of killing anyone who disagreed with his religion? Where is the Muslim renunciation of these acts? Where is their outrage? And, although some Muslims may not condone the actions of the Islamic extremists, many of the 1.5 billion Muslims of the world do.
***Could it be that the more moderate and westernized Muslims are silent because they recognize the terrorists are behaving in conjunction with the teachings of the Koran and Islamic scholars? Could it be that Muslims, radical or otherwise, realize that Islam plans to rule the world? That in obedience to Mohammed and the Koran it has no choice?
In 1989, Muslims protested in the streets of Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands with provocative signs that declared, “Islam—our religion today, your religion tomorrow.” No one paid much attention to the demonstration, and life went on. Ignorance and apathy were Islam’s friends. Today, Europe is more noticeably a world of headscarves and burkas. According to the Koran, their goal of world dominance will not stop there. Islam’s mandate from Mohammed is to establish Sharia law globally. *****Moderate Muslims are as duty bound to obey the Koran as the Islamic extremists are.
Eight days after 9/11 on CNN, Al-Badr spokesman Mustaq Aksari said,*** “Islam must rule the world and until Islam does rule the world we will continue to sacrifice our lives.” It does not get much clearer than that.
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I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah. And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them. . .’” (Bukhari 8: 387)
“Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that ye hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that ye love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, ye know not.” (Surah 2: 216)Moderate Muslims are as duty bound to obey the Koran as the Islamic extremists are. There is No Choice, a Muslim is a Muslim who abides by fundamental Islam. Thus you cannot trust any Muslim who may decide to act upon his Jihadist obligations at any time of his life.
What do we do when we are too concerned with only one part of our lives?
If we are obsessed with our looks, we might spend more time at the gym, always be concerned about makeup/hair, try new diets, worry about our wardrobes…
If we are obsessed with our kids, we might spend every waking moment keeping them entertained and happy, and worry about their every need…
If we are obsessed with going to the masjid/center, we might pray the jama’at namaz every day, take part in every program, volunteer every chance we get, and worry about what is going on or not going on at the masjid/center…
While each of these “obsessions” are valid, it signifies a huge problem prevalent in our communities today. We fail to balance our deen with the dunya, and that, unfortunately, can be detrimental in our journey to becoming a complete human being.
No one can be successful by focusing fully on only one facet of their lives. This is why the Islamic code for our lives — if followed correctly — really does serve as a way of life.
Nowhere in Islam does it recommend not caring for our bodies, or always being concerned with praying at the masjid. But yes, in Islam, God is the focal point. If we do everything in our lives with the intention of pleasing the Almighty, then it helps us put our actions into perspective.
You will see parents who refuse to give their children sugary drinks or snacks. But they might not be so concerned if they pray or not. They worry so much about what is going in their stomaches, but what about their spiritual health?
It is the same with those of us concerned with working out or always worried about looking our best. If we are just spending that time at the gym or putting on makeup, what is the intention? And although working out and maintaining a healthy body is a responsibility of every Muslim, is it necessary to post pictures of our bulging biceps? Or selfies with painted pouts?
And those of us who only focus on our religious obligations without concern of our place in this world. No, a person cannot just be concerned with prayers and not working to maintain a livelihood to support his family. Or
As Muslims we have a responsibility to live our lives with a purpose. This means everything we do should have a reason – what we say, what we eat, who we associate with, how we spend our free time, etc.
To some this may come as a form of dictatorship. But once we understand that our responsibility to please Allah goes hand in hand with leading a life of peace and tranquility, then it will be easier to live a life of purpose.
“Avoid speaking until there is reasonable occasion. Those who enter into useless talk, even if expressing truth, are found reprehensible.” – Imam Hussain