Jump to content
Maniac Muslim Forums

Abu Fauzi

  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


About Abu Fauzi

  • Rank

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. As-Salaam alaikum, In ayat 69 of Surah Ankabut of the Holy Qur'an (29:69), Allah Ta'ala says:-- "As for those who strive in Us, We shall guide them to Our Paths." Explaining this ayat, Imam Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allah be Merciful to him, said that the most compulsory form of Jihad (afrad al-Jihad) is Jihad against the ego (nafs); agianst unbridled passions (hawa); against the Devil (Shaytan); and against being worldly (dunya). Those who wage war against these 4, in Obedience to Allah (Exalted and Glorified is He), shall be guided by Allah to the path of His good pleasure which in turn will lead to His Paradise. Those who are neglectful of this type of war will be veiled from guidance to the degree they forsake it. So in view of this, let us all strive to overcome temptations, carnal desires and/or the devil's whispering. May we be blessed with Taufiq to internalize Islamic Teachings through acts of worship and devotion.... such as sallah, fasting, Zikr, alms-giving and all such good works that come from the Holy Qur'an and Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam.
  2. As-Salaam alaikum, In Ayat 46 of Surat Kahfi of the Holy Qur'an (18:46), Allah Ta'ala says:-- "WEALTH AND CHILDREN ARE THE EMBELLISHMENT OF WORLDLY LIFE, AND THE GOOD THINGS THAT LAST (al-baqiyat-as-salihat) ARE GREATER WITH YOUR LORD, AND GREATER IN EXPECTATION." Material things are short-lived and temporary, but "the good things that last" will remain and endure for ever. That is, their reward will continue into the hereafter, and the hereafter is far better and everlasting. What are "the good things that last"? The Noble Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, told us what they are in the Hadith, where one of his companions, Abu Sa'id al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, alaihis-Salaat Was-Salaam, said:-- "Make plenty of the 'good things that last (al-baqiyat salihat)'. it was said: And what are they O Messenger of Allah?" He said: "TAKBIR (Saying: ALLAHU AKBAR), TAHLIL (Saying: LA-ILAHA ILLALLAH), TAHMID (Saying: ALHAMDU-LILLAH), and Saying: LA-HAWLA WALA QUWATA ILLA BILLAH." [Bukhari, Muslim]. Also, the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said: "The most beloved words to Allah are 4: SUBHANALLAH; ALHAMDULILLAH; LA-ILAHA ILLALLAH; ALLAHU AKBAR." [Sahih Muslim]. In view of this, we should include lots of recital of the baqiyat-salihat in our daily Zikr, when we come to remember Allah, Jallah Wa 'ala, in the mornings and evenings. Best Regards.
  3. Abu Fauzi

    Core Principles.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Sayyadi Sheikh Ahmad Ibn Idris, may Allah be Merciful to him, left some core principles to his students and the world to observe in this life. These are:-- (1) To remember, before every word or action, that Allah will question one concerning that action. (2) To perform every word or action for Allah alone. (3) To make one's heart a home for mercy toward all Muslims, great or small, and to give them honor and respect, which is their right. (4) Good character, to treat one's family and household and all creation kindly and gently. These may sometimes be difficult to observe and/or keep, but we should try to observe them... and with Allah's Help and Assistance, we shall succeed.
  4. Abu Fauzi

    Of Time, Space and Location.

    Peace to one and all, There appears to be no time shorter than the present moment, which is defined precisely as the instant that cannot be divided into parts. Yet, this shortest of divine days lasts forever. We never leave the present moment, because we never leave the Presence of Allah. As the Holy Qur'an puts it: "HE IS WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE" (57:4), .. Indeed, He is with us wherever we are.
  5. Abu Fauzi

    Mind That Food and Drink.

    As-Salaam alaikum, In the Hadith, we read where the Noble Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- "The son of Adam never fills a vessel worse than his stomach. The son of Adam only needs a few bites that would sustain him; but if he insists, one third should be reserved for his food, another third for his drink and the last third for his breathing." It is known that ailments attack and harm our bodies and alter its normal functions due to excess amount of substances we consume.... traceable to overeating or consuming more than what the body needs. When we habitually fill our stomachs with all types of food, some of which may not be easily digestable, we end up with various types of illness. But when we eat moderately, the body will get maximum benefit from such moderate diet, as opposed to when one overeats. So, keep to this Hadith when it comes to food and drink(s).
  6. Abu Fauzi

    Du'a Vs. Destiny.

    Sometimes it occurs with people that what would they need Du'a (supplication) for, when everything is destined to happen the way Allah, Most High, has ordained!! No, that is a wrong perception.... Du'a/Prayer/Supplication includes averting affliction. It is a means of turning aside tribulation and drawing the Divine Mercy, just as a shield is a means of deflecting arrows; and water a means of bringing forth herbage from the earth. Just as a shield turns aside arrows and they offset each other, so too supplication (Du'a) and affliction compensate each other. It is not a condition for believing in the Destiny of Allah Ta'ala that one one go unarmed, for Allah has said:- "TAKE DUE PRECAUTION" (4:71) or that one should not water land after seeding, saying: 'If previously destined the crop will grow, and if not previously destined it will not'. Rather, the conjoining of causes and effects is the premordial destiny that was accomplished "in the twinkling of an eye or even faster" (16:77). So, stick to Du'a always... regularly as the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said: "Du'a is worship".... he also said: "Whoever does not ask Allah, He becomes angry with him."
  7. Abu Fauzi

    Most Beautiful Names of God (Allah)

    As-Salaam alaikum, Yes, indeed!! and these two beautiful Names Of Allah... AR-RAHMAN, AR-RAHIM... being interpreted as ''the Compassionate, the Merciful'', is only approximate as there is no real equivalent. Both Names imply the idea of Mercy (ar-Rahman corresponds to Mercy which- to use a Qur'anic expression...embraces all things", and expresses the plenitude of Being, its essential bliss and universal nature of its Effulgence; ar-Rahim corresponds to Grace). As Rahman, Allah manifests Himself through the appearance of the world; as Rahim He manifests Himself divinely within the world. ALLAHU AKBAR! ALLAHU AKBAR!! WA-LILLAHIL HAMD...
  8. As-Salaam alaikum, When his companions, one day, asked: "O Messenger of Allah, what are the most excellent of actions?" The beloved of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, replied:-- "To gladden the heart of human beings, To feed the hungry, To help the afflicted, To lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and To remove the sufferings of the injured." [Sahih Bukhari].
  9. Abu Fauzi

    Some Hadith/Quranic sources to keep us going:

    As-Salaam alaikum, it is indeed as said by ahmed farhan above... that "when one obeys Allah, one [performs] Islam". And I wish to add to that by saying that the path to reach Allah Ta'ala is by following the Chosen One, al-Mustafa, the Noble Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam. It is based on this that he, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- "ALL OF MY COMMUNITY WILL ENTER PARADISE EXCEPT THOSE WHO REFUSE." It was asked, "O Messenger of Allah, who refuses?" He said, "WHOEVER OBEYS ME WILL ENTER HEAVEN. WHOEVER DISOBEYS ME HAS REFUSED." [bukhari, Vol.6].
  10. Abu Fauzi

    Getting Our Acts Together.

    As-Salaam alaikum, We have read in in the Holy Qur'an where Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, says:-- "What, did you think that We created you only for sport, and that you would not be returned to Us"? (Surat Mumineen, 115) "What, does man reckon he shall be left to roam at will?" (Surat Qiyama, 36) These 2 Noble Ayats remind us all to get our acts together and call ourselves to account before the Divine Judgement catches up with us. In this regard, the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said: "A mindful person is he who takes his lower self [ego] under control, calls it to account, and performs good deeds for the world to come. A foolish person is the one who expects something good from the Almighty in vain, while following the desires of his lower self." [ Tirmidhi, Qiyamah 25; Ibn Majah, Zuhd, 31 ].
  11. Abu Fauzi

    Good Tidings To You If...

    As-Salaam alaikum, Rakb al-Misri, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said:-- "I bring good tidings to the one who is humble while mindful of the honor of being created a human being; also to the one who has given up his self-regard, yet does not beg for favors; to the generous one who spends freely for Allah's sake from what he possesses; to the one who is compassionate to those in need; to the one who seeks the company of the wise and knowledgeable. I bring good tidings to the one who gains his livelihood lawfully with his own hands; to the one who cleanses his heart; to the one whose inner beauty shines in his face; to the one who holds back his anger; to the one who does not say what is not to be said; and to the knower who acts upon his knowledge." [Tabarani]. May we all be in the Circle of those covered in this GOOD TIDINGS...ameen.
  12. Abu Fauzi

    The Importance Of TASBIH.

    As-Salaam alaikum, The Noble Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, once asked his companions: "Are you unable to earn 1,000 good deeds a day?" Someone said: "How can we earn 1,000 deeds a day?" The Prophet, alaihis-Salaat Was-Salaam, replied: "Make 100 TASBIH [recital of SUBHANALLAH ] and 1,000 good deeds will be recorded for you or 1,000 sins will be erased." [Muslim, Hadith 2698 ]. In view of this, we should include lots of TASBIH (at least 100 times), DAILY, when we come to Remember Allah [Most High, Almighty Lord of the Universe], in our ZIKR in the mornings and evenings.. Best Wishes.
  13. Abu Fauzi

    The Family To Love.

    As-Salaam alaikum, The Noble Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, was asked: "Who are the family of Muhammad whom we are commanded to love, honor and show reverence to?" He replied, "The people of purity and fidelity who believe in me and are sincere." He was asked, "What are their signs?" He answered, "Preferring love of me above every other beloved and being occupied inwardly remembering me after remembering Allah." In another variant: "Their sign is constantly remembering me and frequently asking for blessing upon me." The Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, was also asked, "Who is the one strongest in faith in you?" He answered, "The one who did not see me and yet believed in me with yearning for me and sincere love for me. The sign of that is that he would wish to give all he possesses to see me. (Another variant has: "all the gold in earth") such is the one who truly believes in me and has sincere true love of me." For more on this, see Sidi al-Qadi Abul Fadl Iyyad's "KITAB SHIFA".
  14. As-Salaam alaikum, The gift of Faith or Imaan to us, Muslims, by our Lord... Allah, the Almighty Gracious Lord of the Universe, is indeed a very precious gift. Faith, however, tends to wane or decrease sometimes. So, when such a situation occurs, we must take all appropriate means to rectify the situation... increase our Imaan. In that regards, find hereby attached some 10 identified steps we can take to increase our Imaan, and thus be on the safe side of the Shari'a always. Examine them and assess and/or see where you are on the Right side and where you need to re-enforce yourself accordingly. All the Best.. 10_steps_to_increasing_Imaan1.doc