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  1. Islamic gallery

    The Ummah of the Prophet wants well-informed people, because a nation without information and researchers lives in misunderstandings and into the darkness. Those who hide Islamic knowledge and deprive the Muslim community it will Almighty God bring the day to rebirth in the fire.
  2. Download islamic images

    Islam is the only religion that allows its followers to seek knowledge. The noble Messenger commanded seeking knowledge an obligation for all Muslims and declared superiority to those who seek Islamic knowledge for those who just love.
  3. Best Islamic Country In The World

    The best way to learn about something unfamiliar is to experience it firsthand. If you've never been to a country with a sizable Muslim population, consider booking a trip. Here are 12 destinations that will give you a better perspective on Islam and will just generally make for an awesome trip. 1. Indonesia Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world — about 87% of the country is Muslim. Besides surfing in Bali, which is just one of Indonesia's more than 13,000 islands, you can explore one of its eight World Heritage Sites, hike in the rainforest, visit active volcanoes, see ancient human fossils and snorkel in the coral reefs. In addition to the Great Mosque of Demak, one of the oldest in Indonesia, you can also see Hindu and Buddhist temples and remnants of the Dutch colonial history. 2. India Although only about 14% of the country is Muslim, India has the second-largest Muslim population in the world. The Taj Mahal is a world-renowned example of Islamic art built during the Mughal Empire and just one of the hundreds of tourist sites in the country. Charminar in Hyderabad is a mosque believed to have one minaret, or tower, for each of the four earliest caliphs, or leaders, of Islam. Pilgrims often travel to visit some of the many Islamic holy sites in India, as well as the Hindu temples. 3. Malaysia About 60% of the population in Malaysia is Muslim. The Prophet Muhammad's birthday is a national holiday, along with the Chinese New Year, Deepavali (the Hindu festival of lights, also called Diwali) and Christmas. In addition to the twin Petronas towers, you can visit the Islamic Art Museum Malaysia, many mosques, caves, beaches and nature reserves, including an elephant orphanage. 4. Morocco Morocco's population is considered 99% Muslim and has the 11th largest Muslim population in the world. From buying all kinds of crafts in the souk, or market, in Marrakesh, to camping with Berbers in the desert, to enjoying the coastal views in Rabat and ancient architecture in the Atlas Mountains, as well as sampling traditional food cooked in a tagine (clay pot), Morocco is enchanting. 5. Oman Oman is 88% Muslim. Check out the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and Royal Opera House and enjoy one of the most diverse environments in the Middle East. Oman has beaches, caves and even mountains. The capital, Muscat, was named one of the best cities in the world to visit by Lonely Planet, as well as the capital of Arab tourism in 2012. 7. Turkey Turkey has the seventh-largest Muslim population in the world. While the U.S. State Department has a travel warning issued for Turkey, Istanbul is at the crux of where East meets West. Turkey is home to breathtaking landscapes, such as the World Heritage Site of the fairy-like caves of Cappadocia, and the stunning architecture of the Hagia Sophia and the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Cruise down the Bosphorus between two continents, eat delicious Mediterranean food and try the national liquor Raki, made from grapes and aniseed. 8. Algeria Algeria has the ninth-largest Muslim population in the world — 98% of the population is Muslim. The Grand Mosque is one of North Africa's most significant Islamic landmarks. You can also see many sites of well-preserved Roman, Byzantine and Phoenician ruins such as Timgad, Djemilia, Tiddis, and Tipasa. Constantine, the "city of bridges," was named the Capital of Arab Culture in 2015. Explore the camel market, sand dunes and ancient Saharan towns historically closed to foreigners. Best Muslim Countries for Holidays 10. Egypt The land of the Sphinx, the Pyramids and the Nile, Egypt is 90% Muslim. It's also home to Mount Sinai, Al-Azhar University, the Mosque of Amr ibn al-As and the mausoleum of Imam Shafi, along with many more historical sites.
  4. Children are easily influenced by their surroundings. These days, it is extremely difficult to expose our children to an ideal Islamic environment given the influences from media, friends and even other members of the family. With television, radio, Internet, and forms of media mostly touting un-Islamic values, it is up to parents and adults close to the children to set the correct example. It is impossible to shield our children from all the negative forces that can shape their minds and, ultimately, their behavior. However, by our own example and showing them better options, we can set them on the true path, which is to obey the commandments of Allah (SWT) and our Holy Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him). Here are some tips you may want to follow in helping your children grow up with Islamic values. 1. Start by teaching them the importance of Worshipping only Allah: The best thing any Muslim parent could ever teach their children is to emphasize, from the day they can comprehend, that Allah (SWT) is One and no one is worthy of worship except Allah (SWT). This is the fundamental message of our Holy Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) and it is our key to Paradise. 2. Treat them kindly: Kindness begets kindness. If we were kind to our children, they, in turn, would show kindness to others. Our Holy Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) was the best example of being kind to children. 3. Teach them examples of Muslim heroes: Instead of Batman or Superman, tell them about real heroes such as Ali bin Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) and others Muslims heroes. Tell them how Muslim leaders brought a real peaceful change in the world and won the hearts of Muslims and non-Muslims alike. 4. Let children sit with adults: It is preferable for children to be among adults, especially when listening to Islamic lectures. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) would often put children in the front row when he spoke to the people. 5. Make them feel important: Consult them in family matters. Let them feel they are important members of the family and have a part to play in the growth and well-being of the family. 6. Go out as a family: Take family trips rather than allowing your children to always go out only with their friends. Let your children be around family and friends from whom you want them to pick up their values. Always remember that your children will become who they are around with most of the time. So, watch their company and above all give them YOUR Company. 7. Praise them: Praise is a powerful tool with children, especially in front of others. Children feel a sense of pride when their parents’ praise them and will be keen to perform other good deeds. However, praise must be limited to Islamic deeds and deeds of moral value. 8.Avoid humiliation: Similarly, do not humiliate them in front of others. Children make mistakes. Sometimes, these mistakes occur in their efforts to please the parents. If you are unhappy with your children, tell them in private. 9. Sports: The Holy Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) encouraged sports such as swimming, running and horse riding. Other sports that build character and physical strength are also recommended, as long as the children maintain their Islamic identity, wear appropriate clothing and do not engage in unnecessary mixing. 10.Responsibility: Have faith in their abilities to perform tasks. Give them chores to do in line with their age. Convince them that they are performing an important function and you will find them eager to help you out again. 11. Don’t spoil them: Children are easily spoiled. If they receive everything they ask for, they will expect you to oblige on every occasion. Be wise in what you buy for them. Avoid extravagance and unnecessary luxuries. Take them to an orphanage or poor area of your city once in a while so they can see how privileged they are. 12. Don’t be friends: It is common in the West for parents to consider their children as friends. In Islam, it doesn’t work that way. If you have ever heard how friends talk to each other, then you will know that this is not how a parent-child relationship should be. You are the parents, and they should respect you, and this is what you should be teaching them. The friendship part should be limited to you and them keeping an open dialog so they can share their concerns with you and ask you questions when they have any. 13.Pray with them: Involve them in acts of worship. When they are young, let them see you in act of salaah (salat). Soon, they would be trying to imitate you. Wake them up for Fajr and pray as a family. Talk to them about the rewards of salaah so that it doesn’t feel like a burden to them. 14.Emphasize halal: It is not always good to say “this is haraam that is haraam”. While you must educate them on haram things, Islam is full of halaal and tell your children to thank Allah (SWT) for the bounties He has bestowed on them- not just for food and clothes. Tell them to be thankful for having eyes that see, ears that her arms and legs and, the ultimate blessing, Islam in their hearts. Read in details here: HOW TO BE A GOOD CHILD IN ISLAM Set an example: As parents, you are the best example the children can have. If you talk to your parents rudely, expect your children to do the same to you. If you are disrespectful to others, your children will follow too. Islam is filled with Divine advice on the best ways to bring up your children. That makes it an obligation upon parents to be good Muslims so their children will try to emulate them. If you don’t take Islam seriously, neither will your children. It goes back to our third point, which is to give them Islamic heroes. As a parent, you should be their number one hero.
  5. Islam teaches us different ways to attain success. One best way is to seek Islamic knowledge based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah. We need to spend time, money, efforts, emotions and patience to learn authentic knowledge of Islam not only for our own success but also to be able to share it to others, especially to our children. The most important and lasting gift or inheritance that we can give to our children is knowledge of Islam. It is a must that we should educate our children with Islamic knowledge since as parents we are accountable to their success and failure. The Prophet (saws) makes it very clear that we are accountable to our respective families/children: Abdullah ibn Umar reported that he heard the Prophet Muhammad (saws) saying: “Every one of you is a guardian, and responsible for what is in his custody. The ruler is a guardian of his subjects and responsible for them; a husband is a guardian of his family and is responsible for it; a lady is a guardian of her husband’s house and is responsible for it, and a servant is a guardian of his master’s property and is responsible for it. A man is a guardian of his father’s property and is responsible for it so all of you are guardians and responsible for your wards and things under your care).” (Bukhâri 3/592) Malik bin Huwairth narrated: “I came to the Prophet (saws) with some men from my tribe and stayed with him for twenty nights. He was kind and merciful to us. When he realized our longing for our families, he said to us: “Go back and stay with your families and teach them the religion. And offer the prayer and one of you should pronounce the Adhan for the prayer when its time is due. And the oldest one amongst you should lead the prayer.” (Bukhari 1/601) The above authentic Ahâdîth clearly shows how the Prophet (saws) commands us Muslims to be responsible to our respective families. The best way to perform our duty to our children is to teach them, Islam. Allah tells us that our children, just like our wealth and possessions, are but a trial from Him. Allah the highest says: “And know that your possessions and your children are but a trial: and that it is Allah with whom lies your highest reward.” [Qur’an 8:28] “Your riches and your children may be but a trial: whereas Allah, with Him, is the highest Reward.” [Qur’an 64:15] Since our children are but a trial and that the highest reward is with Allah the Almighty, it is then our responsibility to guide our children to Islam. It is only through Islam that they can become righteous and be of service to Allah. We pass Allah’s trial once our children worship and please our Creator. The best thing that we can give to our children is knowledge of Islam. It is the best education and the best means to fight ignorance and drive away evil. The Prophet (saws) says in the following Ahâdîth: Amr bin Sa’id or Sa’id bin Al-‘As t narrated that Allah’ Messenger (saws) said, “A father gives his child nothing better than a good education.” (Tirmidhi 4977 and Baihaqi) ‘Abdullah ibn Abbas narrated that Allah’s Messenger (saws) said: “A single scholar of religion is more formidable against Satan than a thousand devout people.” (Tirmidhi 217 and Ibn Majah) Raising Responsible Children When we teach Islam to our children, we raise them to be righteous and responsible Muslims who will subsequently treat us with kindness and respect. Islam is the only religion that clearly raises the status of the parents to a high degree and honor. In fact, Allah in many ayat of the Qur’an has commanded us to please our parents after pleasing Him. After our firm belief in Him, our Creator has enjoined us to treat our parents with kindness and respect: “…Worship none but Allah and be dutiful and treat with kindness your parents and kindred, and orphans and those in need; speak fair to the people; be steadfast in prayer, and give Zakat…” [Qur’an 2:83] “Serve Allah, and join not any partners with Him; and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are of kin, neighbors who are strangers, the companions by your side, the wayfarer (you meet), and what your right hands possess: for Allah loves not the arrogant, vainglorious.” [Qur’an 4:36] “Say: `Come, I will rehearse what Allah has (really) prohibited you from: join not anything with Him; be good to your parents; kill not your children on a plea of want, We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not nigh to indecent deeds, whether open or secret; take not life, which Allah has made sacred, except by way of justice and law. Thus does He command you, that you may learn wisdom.’” [Qur’an 6:151] In line with the above Quranic injunctions is the commonly quoted Hâdîth, which shows how the true Muslim must be more dutiful to his parents than any other person in the world: Abu Hurairah narrated that a man came to Allah’s Messenger (saws) and said, “O Allah’s Messenger! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?” The Prophet (saws) said, “Your mother.” The man said, “Who is next?” The Prophet (saws) said, “Your mother.” The man further said, “Who is next?” The Prophet (saws) said, “Your mother.” The man asked (for the fourth time), “Who is next?” The Prophet (saws) said, “Your father.” (Bukhari 8/ 2 and Muslim 4/ 6180-6183) Allah the All-Knowing and Most Merciful know that parents especially mothers bear hardships in rearing their children. Thus, He commands children to show gratefulness to their parents. Every man, therefore, is expected to be good to his parents, especially when they attain their old age where they need most his care, service, and respect: “Your Rabb (Cherisher and Sustainer) has decreed that you worship none but Him and that you be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them but address them in terms of honor. And out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility and say: O my Rabb (only God and Sustainer) (Only God and Cherisher)! Bestow on them (my parents) Your Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.” [Qur’an 17:23-24] And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail upon travail did his mother bear him and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the command), “Show gratitude to Me and to your parents: to Me is (your final) Goal.” But if they strive to make you join in worship with Me things of which you have no knowledge, obey them not; yet bear them company in this life with justice (and consideration), and follow the way of those who turn to Me. In the End, the return of you all is to Me. And I will tell you all that you did. [Qur’an 31:14-15] “We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents in pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth.” [Qur’an 46:15] Islam teaches us that it is for our success that we must obey Allah by showing our utmost kindness and respect to our parents. We must also obey them for as long as they do not command us something that disobeys Allah. We have to remember that if we please them, we please Allah. This means, that through our parents we can attain Allah’s rewards in the eternal world: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud narrated: “I asked the Prophet (saws) which deed is the dearest to Allah? He replied, “To offer salaat (the prayers) at there early fixed times.” I asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” He replied, “To be good and dutiful to your parents.” I again asked, “What is the next (in goodness)? “He replied, “To participate in jihad (religious fighting) in Allah’s Cause.” (Bukhari 1/505) Abu Hurairah t narrated that Allah’s Messenger said: “Let him be humbled into dust; let him be humbled into dust.” It was said: “Allah’s Messenger, who is he?” He said: “He who sees either of his parents during their old age or he sees both of them, but he does not enter Paradise.” (Muslim 6189) Abu Darda narrated that when a man came to him and said, “I have a wife whom my mother commands me to divorce.” He replied to him that he had heard Allah’s Messenger (saws) say, “A parent is the best of the gates of Paradise; so if you wish, keep to the gate, or lose it.” (Tirmidhi 4928 and Ibn Majah) We learn further that in Islam for every Muslim it is a blessing from Allah if he has parents who are old as it gives him the opportunity to serve them and thus earns Allah’s pleasure because of this we need to teach our children Islam then we realize that how to teach Islam to your child. He will receive success, especially the supreme success in Paradise if he follows Allah’s commandment to be dutiful to his parents. This means that if we can raise our children, teach them knowledge of Islam or give them proper Islamic education, by way of Home Education or sending them to Islamic schools, we will be expecting them to take care of us especially during our old age and at the time when we will be needing them most. They will take care of us when we are weak and old as important members of their families and not let us just stay in other’s houses or at any home of the aged. Most of all, they will include us in their daily prayers, which is the best thing that they can give us. If we raise them to be righteous and they pray for our salvation then we attain ultimate success in the Life-Hereafter. Therefore, we must give importance to the acquisition of Islamic knowledge and impart the same to our children so that they will pray for our success. We must know that Islam teaches us to show goodness to our parents by including them in our daily prayers that Allah will forgive them and grant them Mercy: “O my Rabb! Make me one who performs prayers and (also) from my offspring, our Rabb! And accept my invocation. Our Rabb! Forgive me and my parents, and (all) the believers on the Day when the reckoning will be established.” [Qur’an 14:40-41)] “O my Rabb! Bestow on them (my parents) Your Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.” [Qur’an 17:24)] “My Rabb! Forgive me and my parents and anyone who enters my home as a believer. And to the disbelievers, grant no increase but destruction.” [Qur’an 71:28] When we guide our children to Islam, they become righteous Muslims whose prayers, to Allah, I for our own benefit, continue to reach us even when we die. The Prophet (saws) says in the following Hadith: “A man will be raised some degrees in Paradise and he will say, ‘For what reason I am receiving this?’ He will be told, ‘Because of your son asking forgiveness for you.’” (Bukhari 1613) Abu Hurairah narrated that Allah’ Messenger (saws) said, “When a man dies, accrual of merit in his favor from good deeds ceases except from three actions: 1. A charity which continues after his death; 2. Knowledge left behind from which men continue to benefit, and 3. Righteous offspring who pray for him.” (Muslim 4005) Knowing the importance of Islamic knowledge, it is imperative that we encourage our children to spend time acquiring it. We must remember that one of the characteristics of a believer is love for the search of knowledge. The following Hâdîth should inspire us and our children to continuously seek for Islamic knowledge: Abu Said Al-Khudri narrated: Allah’s Messenger (saws)said, “A believer is never satiated with gainful knowledge; he goes acquiring it till his death and entry into Paradise.” (Tirmidhi 222) We must also guide our children to be prompt in doing good deeds, which will increase our faith and subsequently enable us to gain Allah’s pleasure and mercy. We have to remember that on the Day of Judgment we shall be asked how we spent our lives, wealth, and knowledge. In other words, we will be questioned on how we spent everything that Allah has given us. “A man shall be asked concerning five things on the day of resurrection: concerning his life, how he spent it; concerning his youth, how he grew old; concerning his wealth, whence he acquired it, and in what way he spent it; and what was it that he did with the knowledge that he had.” (Tirmidhi 5197) Abu Barzah Nadlah ibn Ubayd al-Aslami narrated that the Prophet (saws) said: “A servant of Allah will remain standing on the Day of Judgment till he is questioned: about his age and how he spent it; and about his knowledge and how he utilized it; about his wealth from where he acquired it and in what (activities) he spent it; and about his body as to how he used it.” (Tirmidhi 407) With Islamic knowledge that we acquire and subsequently share to our children, Insha Allah, we will be able to answer whatever questions on the Day of Judgment. We and our righteous children will pass the real tests on the Day of Reckoning. This is because Islam teaches us to believe and to do deeds of righteousness and Allah the Almighty promises us everlasting life in Paradise. Our Only Rabb says: “But those who believe and do deeds of righteousness We shall soon admit them to Gardens, with rivers flowing beneath, to dwell therein forever. Allah’s promise is the truth, and whose word can be truer than Allah’s?” [Qur’an 4:122] Conclusion and Recommendations Knowledge of Islam tells us that by guiding our children to Islam, we do not only respond to the duty that Allah and His Messenger (saws) enjoin upon us i.e., to be accountable to our children; but also, we expect subsequent rewards for raising righteous children. If we want our children to be righteous and be successful Muslims, we must learn and teach our children authentic knowledge of Islam, which is one that is based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah (and/or the authentic Hâdîth of the Prophet (saws)). For those of us who can not teach our respective children for some reasons, who find no time or incapable to teach our own children, it is a must that we send them to standard quality Islamic schools where boys are separated from girls. If such schools are not available in our area, then we can opt for Islamic distance schooling or Home Education. This alternative to formal schooling is less expensive. It even gives parents and children to be closer (i.e., binds the bond of relationship with mutual love, respect, and understanding) as the parents are expected to give more time to supervise or at least guide their children’s study. Children learn more from their parents as they are spending their full time at home. They avoid mixing with the opposite sex. They also avoid the company of friends, classmates, and schoolmates who may have bad influences on them. In this manner, they avoid the recurring problems prevalent among the youths such as school delinquency, drug addiction, smoking, drinking liquor, gambling, illicit sex and other social problems. Another alternative is for us parents to hire competent Muslims teachers who can teach our children Islam during weekends. To minimize cost, we can organize weekend Islamic schools within our community by making use of the existing public schools. All we need is to make a request to the school administrator for the use of some rooms of the school buildings. If this is not possible then, we can make use of the existing mosques in the area. Aside from the formal (English and Madrasah) and/or weekend Islamic schools, we can encourage our children to seek knowledge of Islam by any of the following means: 1) attendance to Islamic lectures, forums, and seminars, 2) reading books and other reading materials on Islam, 3) listening to radio and television programs on Islam, 4) buying books, booklets, magazines and other reading materials on Islam, 5) purchasing other learning media (e.g., CDs, Videos, and cassette tapes) on Islam, and/or 6) giving them proper access to the Islamic reading materials available on the Internet (i.e., Islamic websites). All these various opportunities to acquiring knowledge of Islam are blessing from Allah, Who bestows knowledge to whom He guides to Islam. Indeed, Allah is Most Gracious, Most Merciful, He has opened for us various ways and means to learn Islam. It is for us Muslims to learn authentic knowledge of Islam so that we please Allah the Almighty. It is only by knowing Islam that we know our Creator and how we can worship Him to the best we can and therefore attain His rewards and be successful in the eternal world to come. Islam teaches us to be accountable to our respective children. The best way is for us to share our authentic knowledge of Islam with them. Let us remember that their success means our ultimate success too.
  6. Umrah Season 2017-2018

    Right after Hajj season, the Saudi Government allows agencies and countries to open up the Umrah season. It typically takes a few weeks and even months after the Hajj season for the Saudi government to start issuing Umrah visas. Even the hotels, local areas, motels, parks, restaurants, malls and all the civil areas need to be revamped. The massive influx of people has come and it is imperative to ensure that the area remains cleans for the new people arriving. The objective is to clean up and sort out any variance from the Hajj impact. Do realize that millions of people have just visited the most beautiful and holiest cities of the world, and the government needs to prepare for the entire Umrah season. Umrah Season is still very much active. Umrah Packages after Hajj is comparatively cheaper as compared to Umrah during Ramadan. Umrah Visa Opening Dates 2017 after Hajj One needs to know that the Umrah is a comprehensive package given to certain delegates of each country. And each year the government of Saudi Arabia either allows or rejects the visa issuance. Each travel agency is evaluated on merit. Any person that has absconded or has not reached back will be taken notice of. How it works is that each person is registered via its visa office and travel agent. That travel agent has to have bonded with each regional player to ensure that the people return safely. People need to know that the laws in Saudi Arabia are very much different. If you abscond and do not come back, you will not only be deported but can serve time. Hence, Umrah after Hajj season depends on multiple variances. Sometimes the country gets different quota. Some packages will not be offered anymore. Pricing might change. If you find a travel agent quoting you a price prior to the Hajj, this is not possible. And that pricing is not accurate but only an estimate. Travel agents can assurance and cleared out and then the prices are created for every country. The best umrah 5-star packages are also offered after Hajj since the hotels are more than eager to win business. The earlier the bookings the better. Read in details here: Umrah Opening After Hajj 2017 It is recommended that if you are interested in performing Umrah before any Hajj prepares in advance. Umrah after the great Hajj is not like performing the umrah during the holy month of Ramadan. In fact, the prices are now reasonable and not as high as Ramadan Umrah.
  7. Umrah, also known as the lesser pilgrimage (as compared to the Hajj), means a visit, in particular, a visit to the Kaa’ba. The fact that Umrah is the lesser pilgrimage in no way diminishes its significance or reward. An Umrah can be performed anytime during the year – and what better time to perform an Umrah than in the holiest month of the Islamic year. A month where even the simplest of good deeds reap a manifold reward, an Umrah becomes an act of even greater significance. About Hajj and Umrah, Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said: “(The performance of) `Umrah is expiation for the sins committed (between it and the previous one). And the reward of Hajj Mabrur (the one accepted by Allah) is nothing except Paradise” (Bukhari 26:1). Keeping in mind the general importance of Umrah one can only imagine how much Allah Almighty will appreciate it when we perform it in the month of Ramadan. Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and for those Muslim brothers and sisters who can afford it easily, it is mandatory to perform at least once in a lifetime. And those of us who are unable to afford the Hajj or are unable to perform it for any other reason, an Umrah in Ramadan then becomes a great opportunity: According to a hadith reported by Ibn `Abbas: “Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) asked an Ansari woman (Ibn `Abbas named her but `Ata' forgot her name), ‘What prevented you from performing Hajj with us?’ She replied, ‘We have a camel and the father of so-and-so and his son (i.e. her husband and her son) rode it and left one camel for us to use for irrigation.’ He said (to her), ‘Perform `Umrah when Ramadan comes, for `Umrah in Ramadan is equal to Hajj (in reward)” (Bukhari 26:10). Thus, as one can see, Umrah performed during the holy month is synonymous with having performed the Hajj, the ultimate act of total submission to the Lord. Whosoever is unable to perform the Hajj, due to its strenuous physical demands, costs, or other personal reasons, can instead opt for performing Umrah during Ramadan, as this Hadith narrates that it is one in the same thing. Read more info about Best time to Perform Umrah. However, the equivalence to Hajj may only be in terms of the blessings and while it is unable to relieve a Muslim of his or her obligation of Hajj, Umrah is still able to expiate sins and offers us an opportunity to amend our relationship with the Almighty Allah. Ibn-i-Abbas narrates from the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that: “Whoever reaches Makkah in the month of Ramadan and fasts and passes his/her night worshipping as much as he can, Allah writes for him/her the reward of a hundred thousand fasting of the month of Ramadan performed outside of Makkah and Allah bestows on him/her for each day and night the reward of freeing a slave. For each day, He writes the reward of a horse's attack against the enemy on the way of Allah. And He writes for the day a hasana (good deed), and for the night a hasana.” (Ibn Majah, Manasik: 106.) So if this Ramadan you want to earn great rewards from Allah, take the opportunity and go to Makkah to perform the Umrah, it not only lessen your sins but also brings you closer to Allah and that is the ultimate reward for any Muslim.
  8. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): "But if I had to command, that one man leaned over the other in prostration, then I would, of course, ordered the woman to bow down in front of her husband". The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "If a woman prayes five time namaz, fasts during Ramadan, preserves her chastity and obeys her husband, she will be told, "Enter Paradise through those gates that you want!" The pleasure of her husband is one the main tasks of a woman. Therefore, this is the most discussed topic among Muslim women. Today we will examine duties of the wife to her husband. 1. From the moment a girl gets married, obedience to her husband became her first responsibility. A woman should not complain about her husband to her parents and stand behind the doors of their relationship. Except in those cases where the husband makes wife do something contrary to Sharia (for example: prohibits wearing the hijab, fasting in Ramadan). The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "The prayer of two people hardly rise above their heads, it is a runaway slave and a disobedient wife". 2. The wife should at all times be ready to meet the needs of her husband, except in cases where it is not permitted to Sharia (Haida state or nifaas). At other times, she has no right to refuse him. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "If the man called his wife to his needs, let she will be for him, even if he is at the stove". In another hadith says: "If the husband called his wife to bed, and she refused, the angels will curse her until the morning". Therefore, a woman is not allowed to observe voluntary fasts without permission of her husband, as it can violate his rights. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "a woman can't keep the fasts-Sunnah in the presence of her husband without his permission" (Bukhari). 3. A woman should not go out without her husband's permission. A hadith says: The believer in Allah woman is not allowed to leave the house against the wishes of her husband". She does not have to deal with those women with whom her husband forbids chat. You can get out if you know in advance that your husband will not be angry. At the same time, the husband should not restrict the freedom of his wife for no apparent reason, if she wants to head to the mosque, or to visit her parents, or in places where there is no haram. 4. The wife is to preserve and protect her husband's property in his absence. Not allowed to give something if you know that a husband would be against it. Of course, the food is allowed to feed the needy, a wife and a husband will get reward for it. It is also permitted to give any little if her husband would not be against it. It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was asked: “What is the best wife?” He replied, the one who pleases him when he looks at her, obeys him when he tells something to her and is not contrary to her husband if he does not like that – that in herself or in how she spends his property. 5. Have to be content with what brings husband and thank him. No need to nag own husband and talk about what is missing. You can thus provoke him to get money forbidden by. On the contrary, you should take care and asking your husband to bring in only the funds, earned through lawful means. Do not compare him with husbands of your sisters or girlfriends. Remember, everyone has their flaws. If you'll thank you husband for even minor gifts, then he will be pleased to do it more often. The husband needs to feel importance in his family. Disobedient Wife in Islam 6. If the husband is not satisfied with the wife or done something before man, she must ask for forgiveness. 7. The wife should respect and honor the parents and relatives of the husband. Honor them how to honor your parents. Be grateful for the fact that they raised your husband. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever does not respect the older and does not spare the younger – not of us”. 8. A woman should do housework, washing, cleaning the house. The Prophet (peace be upon him) sais: “A woman is responsible for her husband's home , and she will be asked about it” (Bukhari). 9. It is not allowed to let in the house of the people, whom the husband never wanted to see in his house. Especially not allowed to let men into the house. 10. The wife should hide her aurat and avoid views of strange men. All the beauty of the wife belongs only to her husband. Also prohibited to undress not in the house of her husband. 11. You can not reveal the secrets of your husband, talking about his shortcomings to someone. It is also forbidden to disclose the intimate side of life. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “The lowest before God on Judgment Day will be a man, would be alone with his wife and a woman would be alone with her husband and then telling secrets to each other” (Muslim). 12. The wife is to be engaged in education of children. Be patient. Teach them the fundamentals of the religion. If a husband has children of former wife, they must be well-treated. We have listed only the main duties of a wife. The righteous wife should try to please in everything to her husband. Remember the mother of the faithful. Even if your husband has a bad temper do sabr. Asia (radyyallahu anha) wife of Pharaoh, despite the fact that her husband was cursed tyrant, she endured him. She did not irritate him when he was not in the mood. However, she observed the religion. No need to argue with your husband, to reproach him. If the spouse is in a bad mood - do not bother him with interrogations. Leave and do not bother him. Men have a lot of responsibilities, they must be resistant to care about food for the family, bear on all the problems, so very tired.
  9. Muslim in Hijab vs Christian in a dress Rap Battle Check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCIjQT4XUnY
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    Living in Indonesia, country with largest Muslim population in the world, I’ve been a Muslim all my life. I automatically become a Muslim because my parents are Muslim. I didn’t walk thru process of ‘searching’. I accept Islam they way it is. And I didn’t questioned it. The 5 times praying ritual started become a soul-less routine. Because that’s what you’ve been told to do since you were a kid. You didn’t seek for it but you get feed. Sometimes you didn’t know what you eat, so you just chew, just because everybody else eating it. Then come one moment in my life, when I just felt that I’m ready to go to the Holy Land of Makkah, visiting Ka’bah, performing Umrah (Lesser Pilgrimage). People said it’s the personal ‘calling’ from God. This is the same kind of feeling when I put hijab for the first time in year 2000. It was my first year of college, where I’m so ready to ‘have fun go mad’ with my buddies, yet the unexplainable feeling told me to wear hijab and behave. And that’s it. And proclaim to mankind the Hajj (pilgrimage). They will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, they will come from every deep and distant (wide) mountain highway (to perform Hajj). Quran Surat Al-Ĥaj 22:27 This is my first time to Arab. I went there with a group of people in a tour. I don’t have any idea of what will happen, I decide to just go with it. Our first stop was in Medina. The Prophet’s mosque: Nabawi, looks very beautiful, grand and elegant. Some girls stopping at the gate, rubbing the golden carving, crying, say salaam to the Prophet Muhamad (PBUH) and mumble some prayers. To enter the mosque, I must get my bag checked for any camera or mobile phones with camera in it. Of course, I still bring all of it in my bag, and the officer lady in blacks won’t let me enter the mosque. I walked back to my hotel to put my camera and back to the mosque, realizing that I just lost my roomates, Siti & Dani. Now, I’m alone in a huge mosque, on my first day in Medina. I started to kind of worried. And like an answer, a smiley Indonesian lady sit right beside me. She stayed in the same hotel with me. And she share her valuable experiences while she was in Makkah. Alhamdulillah, indeed I’ve meant to meet her. And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your languages and your colors. Indeed in that are signs for those of knowledge. QS Surat Ar-Rūm 30:22 My mom told me that I would see Muslims all over the world. All with their different skin colors and cultures that might amazed me. A lot of new things also would surprised me. But I must not think bad about them, because it is believed something could happen to me as a warning. My mom really scared me off that when I saw a dark skin lady with moustache, I said in my heart, “Oh my God, she looks like a man!” And then I immediately said, “Astaghfirullahaladzim, please forget that I ever said that ya Allah!” Hehe. I become more aware of what I’m thinking of. I think I already a positive thinker, but turned out I still make some unneccessary comments inside. This is really good exercise of self-reminder. Talking about Nabawi mosque won’t complete without mentioning Ar-Raudah. This is an area in the heart of the mosque which extends from The Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) tomb to his pulpit. It’s like a little piece of heaven, and if you pray there and ask for anything, Insha Allah your wish is granted. Women have special schedules to enter Raudah. My group went there at night around 11 pm. We’re among the last groups. People said it’s difficult to pray there because it’s packed, yes it was packed, but Alhamdulillah I manage to pray longer. I pray for myself first, hope God have mercy and forgive me, then on to the more ‘world kind of wishes’. Then I pray for my family and friends. I can’t help my tears in this place. I felt so close with my Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This is the place where he used to walk, pray, and I missed him so much. I said to my mom, that I won’t shop a single thing on my Umrah journey. Indonesian are well known to be overshopper and I don’t want to be in the same list. Until I heard the sellers said, “Khamsa Riyal. 5 Riyal!” And I was like, “What?! That cute scarfs only 5 Riyal??” And the rest is history ) The flow of performing Umrah is more and less like this: you wear Ihram clothes (wear two garments of unsown white cloth for men) from the Miqat (stated places where you say your intention to perform Umrah), Perform tawaf (circling the Ka’bah, inside Masjidil Haram, 7 times), perform Sa‘y (walking from Safa – Marwah 7 times) and then shaving or shortening your hair. When I walk from Hotel to perform Umrah to Masjidil Haram, I’m drowned in a lot of thoughts. I just can’t wait to see Ka’bah. I see a lot of Ka’bah still pictures back home, and now I finally would see it myself. I walk slowly, and I can see Ka’bah appear. Formed as a simple but attractive black cube, it’s the center of moslem’s prayer around the world. I stop for a moment. My tears just fall down. Mixed of unexplainable feelings. I’ve been seeing this moment in my dreams. The moment when I see Ka’bah for the first time. It’s a dream come true. I’ve been trying to understand the philosophy of Tawaf (Circumambulation). Circumambulation means to go round something, orbiting. When I love someone, I’d orbiting around him as an expression of love, and a prove that I’m ready to sacrifice everything for my beloved. I’d be ready if he needs me. And that’s how I understand Tawaf. Symbolic way to Show that I love and detached everything just to be around Allah. Walking for Sa’y from Safa – Marwah 7 times really hurts my (lazy) feet (3.15 km total). I can’t imagine how Siti Hajar running in the exact place, without air conditioning and all the facilities I have right now, to look for water for her boy Ishmael. This is where ZamZam water show up on the spot where Ishmael kick his feet and it never dried ever since. I felt a sense of relieved after I get my hair cut. That means I’m already finished performing umrah and I can ‘release’ my Ihram state. Alhamdulillah. For 9 days, I’ve been focusing and dedicating myself to God. Praying in the mosque & reciting Quran, are the only activities. And a lot of people have the same thoughts. Masjidil Haram always packed with people. If we’re late coming to the mosque, we must struggle to find a place to sit. It’s happening a lot of times that I even dream of wade through each other in the mosque. What a weird dream ) People asked if I get some sort of miracles that often happened there. Well, one of the best thing that happened was, when my newly born wisdom tooth kicking thru my gum, I felt excruciating pain that it’s hard to even open my mouth, let alone eating. All my body felt sick and feverish. Since I can’t eat tablets, I refused to go to the pharmacy ) Then I pray to Allah to cure me, and drink ZamZam water with the intention to cure it. The pain is magically disappear the next morning! Alhamdulillah, I finished reading tafseer of the whole Quran when I was there. I could also see places mentioned in Al-Quran, such as Jabal Uhud and many more. I felt like I found myself once again and I finally can relate more to what I’ve read on Quran, and found soul in my prayers. This get me a whole new idea to learn Arabic especially for Quran study.
  11. Religious freedom and the Qurʾān

    This study attempts to categorize and show how the theme of religious freedom is found in the Qurʾān. I'd be very happy to hear your thoughts on that. ________ Translations mostly from Abdel-Haleem, and all footnotes are from him. 1. Differences in people's beliefs are bound to happen Verses that point out that the difference between people in matters of belief is a divine will from his Will, and hence it is something that happened and will continue to happen until the Day of Judgement. ________ We favoured some of these messengers above others. God spoke to some; others He raised in rank; We gave Jesus, son of Mary, Our clear signs and strengthened him with the holy spirit. If God had so willed, their successors would not have fought each other after they had been brought clear signs. But they disagreed: some believed and some disbelieved. If God had so willed, they would not have fought each other, but God does what He will. Qurʾān 2:253 ________ We sent to you [Muḥammad] the Scripture with the truth, confirming the Scriptures that came before it, and with final authority over them: so judge between them according to what God has sent down. Do not follow their whims, which deviate from the truth that has come to you. We have assigned a law and a path to each of you. If God had so willed, He would have made you one community, but He wanted to test you through that which He has given you, so race to do good: you will all return to God and He will make clear to you the matters you differed about. Qurʾān 5:48 ________ If you find rejection by the disbelievers so hard to bear, then seek a tunnel into the ground or a ladder into the sky, if you can, and bring them a sign: God could bring them all to guidance if it were His will, so do not join the ignorant. Qurʾān 6:35 ________ Follow what has been revealed to you from your Lord, there is no God but Him. Turn away from those who join other gods with Him. If it had been Gods will, they would not have done so, but We have not made you their guardian, nor are you their keeper. Qurʾān 6:106107 ________ Say, The conclusive argument belongs to God alone. Had He so willed He would have guided you all. Qurʾān 6:149 ________ All people were originally one single community, but later they differed. If it had not been for a wordᵃ from your Lord, the preordained judgement would already have been passed between them regarding their differences. Qurʾān 10:19 ᵃ : Postponing judgement. ________ And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed all of them entirely. Then, [O Muḥammad], would you compel the people in order that they become believers? Qurʾān 10:99 ________ If your Lord had pleased, He would have made all people a single community, but they continue to have their differences except those on whom your Lord has mercy for He created them to be this way, and the word of your Lord is final: I shall definitely fill Hell with both jinn and men. Qurʾān 11:118119 ________ If there were ever to be a Qurʾān with which mountains could be moved, the earth shattered, or the dead made to speak [it would have been this one],ᵃ but everything is truly in Gods hands. Do the believers not realize that if God had so willed, He could have guided all mankind? As for the disbelievers, because of their misdeeds, disaster will not cease to afflict them or fall close to their homes until Gods promise is fulfilled: God never fails to keep His promise. Qurʾān 13:31 ᵃ : Or [they still would not believe]. ________ God points out the right path, for some paths lead the wrong way: if He wished, He could guide you all. Qurʾān 16:9 ________ If God so willed, He would have made you all one people, but He leaves to stray whoever He will and guides whoever He will. You will be questioned about your deeds. Qurʾān 16:93 ________ We have appointed acts of devotion for every community to observe, so do not let them argue with you [Prophet] about this matter. Call them to your Lordyou are on the right pathand if they argue with you, say, God is well aware of what you are doing. Qurʾān 22:6768 ________ If it had been Our will, We could certainly have given every soul its true guidance, but My words have come true. I shall be sure to fill Hell with jinn and men together. Qurʾān 32:13 ________ If God had so pleased, He could have made them a single community, but He admits to His mercy whoever He will; the evildoers will have no one to protect or help them. Qurʾān 42:8 ________ 2. Judgement between people in their differences in belief is in the Day of Resurrection and not in this earthly world Verses that show that the decision and final judgement between people in their differences in belief isn't in this abode but it is in the abode of the Hereafter. ________ The Jews say, The Christians have no ground whatsoever to stand on, and the Christians say, The Jews have no ground whatsoever to stand on, though they both read the Scripture, and those who have no knowledge say the same; God will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning their differences. Qurʾān 2:113 ________ God said, Jesus, I will take you back and raise you up to Me: I will purify you of the disbelievers. To the Day of Resurrection I will make those who follow you superior to those who disbelieved. Then you will all return to Me and I will judge between you regarding your differences. Qurʾān 3:55 ________ The [hypocrites] wait to see what happens to you and, if God brings you success, they say, Were we not on your side? but if the disbelievers have some success, they say to them, Did we not have the upper hand over you, and [yet] protect you from the believers? God will judge between you all on the Day of Resurrection, and He will give the disbelievers no means of overcoming the believers. Qurʾān 4:141 ________ We sent to you [Muḥammad] the Scripture with the truth, confirming the Scriptures that came before it, and with final authority over them: so judge between them according to what God has sent down. Do not follow their whims, which deviate from the truth that has come to you. We have assigned a law and a path to each of you. If God had so willed, He would have made you one community, but He wanted to test you through that which He has given you, so race to do good: you will all return to God and He will make clear to you the matters you differed about. Qurʾān 5:48 ________ You who believe, you are responsible for your own souls; if anyone else goes astray it will not harm you so long as you follow the guidance; you will all return to God, and He will make you realize what you have done. Qurʾān 5:105 ________ Say, I stand on clear proof from my Lord, though you deny it. What you seek to hasten is not within my power. Judgement is for God alone: He tells the truth, and He is the best of judges. Say, If what you seek to hasten were within my power, the matter would be settled between you and me, but God knows best who does wrong. Qurʾān 6:5859 ________ He is the Supreme Master over His subjects. He sends out recorders to watch over you until, when death overtakes any of you, those sent by Us take his soul they never fail in their duty. Then they will all be returned to God, their true Lord. The Judgement truly belongs to Him, and He is the swiftest of reckoners. Qurʾān 6:6162 ________ We settled the Children of Israel in a good place and provided good things as sustenance for them. It was only after knowledge had come to them that they began to differ among themselves. Your Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection regarding their differences. Qurʾān 10:93 ________ [Prophet], follow what is being revealed to you, and be steadfast until God gives His judgement, for He is the Best of Judges. Qurʾān 10:109 ________ The Sabbath was made obligatory only for those who differed about it. On the Day of Resurrection your Lord will judge between them as to their differences. Qurʾān 16:124 ________ As for the believers, those who follow the Jewish faith, the Sabians, the Christians, the Magians, and the idolaters, God will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection; God witnesses all things. Qurʾān 22:17 ________ On that Day control will belong to God: He will judge between them. Those who believe and do good deeds will be admitted to Gardens of Delight, while those who disbelieve and reject Our revelations will receive a humiliating torment. Qurʾān 22:5657 ________ And whoever invokes besides God another deity for which he has no proof then his account is only with his Lord. Indeed, the disbelievers will not succeed. Qurʾān 23:117 ________ He is God; there is no god but Him; all praise belongs to Him in this world and the next; His is the Judgement; and to Him you shall be returned. Qurʾān 28:70 ________ [Prophet], it is your Lord who will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning their differences. Qurʾān 32:25 ________ Say, God! Creator of the heavens and earth! Knower of all that is hidden and all that is open, You will judge between Your servants regarding their differences. Qurʾān 39:46 ________ [They will be told], This is all because when God alone was invoked you rejected this, yet when others were associated with Him you believed [in them]. Judgement belongs to God the Most High, the Most Great. Qurʾān 40:12 ________ Whatever you may differ about is for God to judge. [say], Such is God, my Lord. In Him I trust and to Him I turn, Qurʾān 42:10 ________ How can they believe in others who ordain for them things which God has not sanctioned in the practice of their faith? If it were not for Gods decree concerning the final Decision, judgement would already have been made between them. The evildoers will have a grievous punishment Qurʾān 42:21 ________ Neither your kinsfolk nor your children will be any use to you on the Day of Resurrection: He will separate you out. God sees everything you do. Qurʾān 60:3 ________ Indeed, to Us is their return. Then indeed, upon Us is their account. Qurʾān 88:2526 ________ 3. Compulsion and coercion is prohibited, and it is the way of the unbelievers and believers are its victims Verses that prohibit compulsion in religion and that show that it is the way of the unbelievers and not Prophets and their followers who use different methods such as compulsion, torture, slaughter, stoning, expulsion from homes, ...etc to oppress believers to make them revert from their religion. ________ There is no compulsion in religion: true guidance has become distinct from error, so whoever rejects false gods and believes in God has grasped the firmest hand-hold, one that will never break. God is all hearing and all knowing. Qurʾān 2:256 ________ And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed - all of them entirely. Then, [O Muḥammad], would you compel the people in order that they become believers? Qurʾān 10:99 ________ He said, O my people have you considered: if I should be upon clear evidence from my Lord while He has given me mercy from Himself but it has been made unapparent to you, should we force it upon you while you are averse to it? Qurʾān 11:28 ________ His peoples arrogant leaders said, Shu'ayb, we will expel you and your fellow believers from our town unless you return to our religion. He said, What! Even if we detest it? Qurʾān 7:88 ________ With the exception of those who are forced to say they do not believe, although their hearts remain firm in faith, those who reject God after believing in Him and open their hearts to disbelief will have the wrath of God upon them and a grievous punishment awaiting them. Qurʾān 16:106 ________ [The people of Shu'ayb said to him:] They said, Shu'ayb, we do not understand much of what you say, and we find you very weak in our midst. But for your family, we would have stoned you, for you have no great status among us. Qurʾān 11:91 ________ [The father of Abraham said to him:] His father answered, Abraham, do you reject my gods? I will stone you if you do not stop this. Keep out of my way! Qurʾān 19:46 ________ [And the people of the two of Antakiya said to their prophets:] but they answered, We think you are an evil omen. If you do not stop, we shall stone you, and inflict a painful torment on you. Qurʾān 36:18 ________ [And one amongst the companions of the cave said about his polytheist people:] Indeed, if they come to know of you, they will stone you or return you to their religion. And never would you succeed, then - ever. Qurʾān 18:20 ________ [And the people of Noah said to him:] So they said, Noah, if you do not stop this, you will be stoned. Qurʾān 26:116 ________ [And in the Qurʾān the attrocities of Pharaoh such as his execution and slaughtering of those who believed with Moses were mentioned in many instances.] Remember when We saved you from Pharaohs people, who subjected you to terrible torment, slaughtering your sons and sparing only your womenthis was a great trial from your Lord Qurʾān 2:49 ________ damned were the makers of the trench, the makers of the fuel-stoked fire! They sat down to watch what they were doing to the believers. Their only grievance against them was their faith in God, the Mighty, the Praiseworthy, to whom all control over the heavens and earth belongs: God is witness over all things. Qurʾān 85:4-9 ________ The disbelievers said to their messengers, We shall expel you from our land unless you return to our religion. But their Lord inspired the messengers: We shall destroy the evildoers, and leave you to dwell in the land after them. This reward is for those who are in awe of meeting Me, and of My warnings. Qurʾān 14:1314 ________ [And about the people of Lot:] The only answer his people gave was to say, Expel Lots followers from your town! These men mean to stay chaste! Qurʾān 27:56 The only response his people gave was to say [to one another], Drive them out of your town! These men want to keep themselves chaste! Qurʾān 7:82 ________ [Prophet], consider the leaders of the Children of Israel who came after Moses, when they said to one of their prophets, Set up a king for us and we shall fight in Gods cause. He said, But could it be that you would not fight, if it were ordained for you? They said, How could we not fight in Gods cause when we and our children have been driven out of our homeland? Yet when they were commanded to fight, all but a few of them turned away: God has full knowledge of those who do wrong. Qurʾān 2:246 ________ [And about the expulsion of the Prophet from Makkah:] And indeed, they were about to drive you from the land to evict you therefrom. And then [when they do], they will not remain [there] after you, except for a little. Qurʾān 17:76 And [remember, O Muḥammad], when those who disbelieved plotted against you to restrain you or kill you or evict you [from Makkah]. But they plan, and God plans. And God is the best of planners. Qurʾān 8:30 You who believe, do not take My enemies and yours as your allies, showing them friendship when they have rejected the truth you have received, and have driven you and the Messenger out simply because you believe in God, your Lord not if you truly emigrated in order to strive for My cause and seek My good pleasure. You secretly show them friendship I know all you conceal and all you reveal but any of you who do this are straying from the right path. If they gain the upper hand over you, they will revert to being your enemies and stretch out their hands and tongues to harm you; it is their dearest wish that you may renounce your faith. Qurʾān 60:12 ________ [About the believers amongst the followers of Muḥammad ] those who have been driven unjustly from their homes only for saying, Our Lord is God. If God did not repel some people by means of others, many monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, where Gods name is much invoked, would have been destroyed. God is sure to help those who help His cause God is strong and mighty Qurʾān 22:40 [... and about it:] Their Lord has answered them: I will not allow the deeds of any one of you to be lost, whether you are male or female, each is like the other [in rewards]. I will certainly wipe out the bad deeds of those who emigrated and were driven out of their homes, who suffered harm for My cause, who fought and were killed. I will certainly admit them to Gardens graced with flowing streams, as a reward from God: the best reward is with God. Qurʾān 3:195 The poor emigrants who were driven from their homes and possessions, who seek Gods favour and approval, those who help God and His Messenger these are the ones who are true [shall have a share]. Qurʾān 59:8 But God forbids you to take as allies those who have fought against you for your faith, driven you out of your homes, and helped others to drive you out: any of you who take them as allies will truly be wrongdoers. Qurʾān 60:9 Fight in Gods cause against those who fight you, but do not overstep the limits:ᵃ God does not love those who overstep the limits. Kill them wherever you encounter them,ᵇ and drive them out from where they drove you out, for persecution is more serious than killing.ᶜ Do not fight them at the Sacred Mosque unless they fight you there. If they do fight you, kill them this is what such disbelievers deserve but if they stop, then God is most forgiving and merciful. Fight them until there is no more persecution, and worshipᵈ ᵉ is devoted to God. If they cease hostilities, there can be no [further] hostility, except towards aggressors. Qurʾān 2:190193 ᵃ : The Arabic command la ta'tadu is so general that commentators have agreed that it includes prohibition of starting hostilities, fighting non-combatants, disproportionate response to aggression, etc. ᵇ : The Muslims were concerned as to whether it was permitted to retaliate when attacked within the sacred precincts in Mecca when on pilgrimage (see Q.2:196). They are here given permission to fight back wherever they encounter their attackers, in the precinct or outside it. ᶜ : Persecuting you unlawfully is worse than you killing them in the precincts in self-defence. The article al- in Arabic sometimes takes the place of a pronoun, as here their persecution and your killing them, it is not the generic al-, cf. Q.2:217. See also Q.2:217 below. ᵈ : Worship at the sacred mosque. ᵉ : Cf. Q.8:39 and note ᶜ to Q.2:191 above. . They ask you [Prophet] about fighting in the prohibited month. Say, Fighting in that month is a great offence, but to bar others from Gods path, to disbelieve in Him, prevent access to the Sacred Mosque, and expel its people, are still greater offences in Gods eyes: persecution is worse than killing.ᵃ They will not stop fighting you [believers] until they make you revoke your faith, if they can. If any of you revoke your faith and die as disbelievers, your deeds will come to nothing in this world and the Hereafter, and you will be inhabitants of the Fire, there to remain. Qurʾān 2:217 ᵃ : To persecute people for believing in God is a worse offence than for the aggrieved party to fight back in the prohibited month. This further explains verse 191. ________ [And concerning the persecution of prophets and messengers mentally and physically, the Qur'an points out that everyone of them suffered from these, ...] but We have always appointed adversaries from the wicked, for every prophet: Your Lord is sufficient guide and helper. Qurʾān 25:31 [... and they range from threat to death, passing by torture, expulsion to humiliation. We'll list here some few examples: Starting with Abraham:] They said, Burn him and avenge your gods, if you are going to do the right thing. But We said, Fire, be cool and safe for Abraham. They planned to harm him, but We made them suffer the greatest loss. Qurʾān 21:68-70 The only answer Abrahams people gave was, Kill him or burn him! but God saved him from the Fire: there truly are signs in this for people who believe. Qurʾān 29:24 ________ [And about Noah:] So they said, Noah, if you do not stop this, you will be stoned. Qurʾān 26:116 ________ [And Pharaoh threatened Moses with prison:] [Pharaoh] said, If you take a god other than me, I will surely place you among those imprisoned. Qurʾān 26:29 ________ [And Lot was threatened with expulsion from his home:] but they replied, Lot! If you do not stop this, you will be driven away. Qurʾān 26:167 ________ 4 The Human being is free and responsible for his actions Verses that point out that the human being is free in his choice of the religion he wishes, if he wills he believes, and if he wills he disbelieves, and that he is responsible for his choice in front of God . --------- Say [Prophet], Disbelievers: I do not worship what you worship, you do not worship what I worship, I will never worship what you worship, you will never worship what I worship:ᵃ you have your religion and I have mine. Qurʾān 109:1-6 ᵃ : If you keep to your present gods (see Zamakhshari, al-Kashshaf, vol. iv) ________ Say, Now the truth has come from your Lord: let those who wish to believe in it do so, and let those who wish to reject it do so. We have prepared a Fire for the wrongdoers that will envelop them from all sides. If they call for relief, they will be relieved with water like molten metal, scalding their faces. What a terrible drink! What a painful resting place! Qurʾān 18:29 ________ Whoever accepts guidance does so for his own good; whoever strays does so at his own peril. No soul will bear anothers burden, nor do We punish until We have sent a messenger. Qurʾān 17:15 ________ We said, Get out, all of you! But when guidance comes from Me, as it certainly will, there will be no fear for those who follow My guidance nor will they grieve those who disbelieve and deny Our messages shall be the inhabitants of the Fire, and there they will remain. Qurʾān 2:3839 ________ So if they believe like you do, they will be rightly guided. But if they turn their backs, then they will be entrenched in opposition. God will protect you from them: He is the All Hearing, the All Knowing. Qurʾān 2:137 ________ if they argue with you [Prophet], say, I have devoted myselfᵈ to God alone and so have my followers. Ask those who were given the Scripture, as well as those without one, Do you too devote yourselves to Him alone? If they do, they will be guided, but if they turn away, your only duty is to convey the message. God is aware of His servants. Qurʾān 3:20 ᵈ : Literally submitted my face. ________ Everything in the heavens and the earth belongs to God. We have commanded those who were given the Scripture before you, and We command you, to be mindful of God. Even if you do ignore Him, everything in the heavens and the earth belongs to Him, and He is self-sufficient, worthy of all praise. Qurʾān 4:131 ________ Now clear proof has come to you from your Lord: if anyone sees it, that will be to his advantage; if anyone is blind to it, that will be to his loss [say], I am not your guardian. Qurʾān 6:104 ________ Say, People, the Truth has come to you from your Lord. Whoever follows the right path follows it for his own good, and whoever strays does so to his own loss: I am not your guardian. Qurʾān 10:108 ________ [say, Prophet], Worship no one but God. I am sent to you from Him to warn and to give good news. Ask your Lord for forgiveness, then turn back to Him. He will grant you wholesome enjoyment until an appointed time, and give His grace to everyone who has merit. But if you turn away, I fear you will have torment on a terrible Day: it is to God that you will all return, and He has power over everything. Qurʾān 11:2-4 And Moses said, If you should disbelieve, you and whoever is on the earth entirely - indeed, God is Free of need and Praiseworthy. Qurʾān 14:8 ________ Say, Everyone does things their own way, but your Lord is fully aware of who follows the best-guided path. Qurʾān 17:84 ________ I am commanded to recite the Qurʾān. Whoever chooses to follow the right path does so for his own good. Say to whoever deviates from it, I am only here to warn. Qurʾān 27:92 ________ [Prophet], stand firm in your devotion to the upright religion, before an irresistible Day comes from God. On that Day, mankind will be divided: those who rejected the truth will bear the burden of that rejection, and those who did good deeds will have made good provision for themselves. Qurʾān 30:4344 ________ We endowed Luqman with wisdom: Be thankful to God: whoever gives thanks benefits his own soul, and as for those who are thanklessGod is self-sufficient, worthy of all praise. Qurʾān 31:12 ________ Whoever directs himselfᵇ wholly to God and does good work has grasped the surest handhold, for the outcome of everything is with God. As for those who refuse to do this, do not let their refusal sadden you [Prophet] they will return to Us and We shall tell them what they have done: God knows all that hearts contain Qurʾān 31:2223 ᵇ : Literally his face. ________ it is He who made you [people] successors to the land. Those who deny the truth will bear the consequences: their denial will only make them more odious to their Lord, and add only to their loss. Qurʾān 35:39 ________ If you are ungrateful, remember God has no need of you, yet He is not pleased by ingratitude in His servants; if you are grateful, He is pleased [to see] it in you. No soul will bear anothers burden. You will return to your Lord in the end and He will inform you of what you have done: He knows well what is in the depths of [your] hearts. Qurʾān 39:7 ________ Say, It is God I serve, dedicating my worship entirely to Him you may serve whatever you please beside Him. Say, The true losers are the ones who will lose themselves and their people on the Day of Resurrection: that is the most obvious loss. Qurʾān 39:1415 ________ Indeed, We created man from a sperm-drop mixture that We may try him; and We made him hearing and seeing. Indeed, We guided him to the way, be he grateful or be he ungrateful. Qurʾān 76:23 ________ by the soul and how He formed it and inspired it [to know] its own rebellion and piety! The one who purifies his soul succeeds and the one who corrupts it fails. Qurʾān 91:7-10 ________ By the enshrouding night, by the radiant day, by His creation of male and female! The ways you take differ greatly. There is the one who gives, who is mindful of God, who testifies to goodness We shall smooth his way towards ease. There is the one who is miserly, who is self-satisfied, who denies goodness We shall smooth his way towards hardship and his wealth will not help him as he falls. Our part is to provide guidance this world and the next belong to Us so I warn you about the raging Fire, in which none but the most wicked one will burn, who denied [the truth], and turned away. The most pious one will be spared this who gives his wealth away as self-purification, not to return a favour to anyone but for the sake of his Lord the Most High and he will be well pleased. Qurʾān 92:1-21 ________ This is a reminder. Let whoever wishes take the way to his Lord. Qurʾān 73:19 - 76:29 but truly this is a reminder. Let whoever wishes to take heed do so: Qurʾān 74:5455 This is a message for all people; for those who wish to take the straight path. Qurʾān 81:2728 ________ 5 Obligation to use the mind, to think and ponder, and prohibition from blindly following the religion of one's parents And such verses have a clear relation to the fourth category, since they show that one should use reason, to observe, understand and ponder, and to be independent in his thinking, and not blindly follow a religion just because of a custom or it being the religion of his/her parents. And that's what makes one free & responsible in his decision. These verses are extremely abundant. According to one estimate, these verses constitute more than 1/8 of the Holy Qurʾān. I'll mention briefly some of these verses, but to find more of them, one may either open up a random page of the Qurʾān, or use indexed dictionnaries of the Qurʾān such as the one of Muḥammad Fouād ʿAbd al-Bāqī (freely available here), or one may search for the following keywords and their derivatives: عقل, فكر، عبر، نظر، أولي الألباب، ذكر، سير (السير في الأرض)، and the words آباؤنا وآباؤنا، and other similar expressions such as علم. To keep things short in this list, I'll include just two verses from each keyword. ________ But when it is said to them, Follow the message that God has sent down, they answer, We follow the ways of our fathers. Even though their fathers understood nothing and were not guided? Qurʾān 2:170 ________ when it is said to them, Come to what God has sent down, and to the Messenger, they say, What we inherited from our forefathers is good enough for us, even though their forefathers knew nothing and were not guided. Qurʾān 5:104 ________ in the alternation of night and day, in the rain God provides, sending it down from the sky and reviving the dead earth with it, and in His shifting of the winds there are signs for those who use their reason. Qurʾān 45:5 ________ [We sent them] with clear proofs and written ordinances. And We revealed to you the message that you may make clear to the people what was sent down to them and that they might give thought. Qurʾān 16:44 ________ who remember God standing, sitting, and lying down, who reflect on the creation of the heavens and earth: Our Lord! You have not created all this without purpose You are far above that! so protect us from the torment of the Fire. Qurʾān 3:191 ________ There is a lesson in the stories of such people for those who understand. This revelation is no fabrication: it is a confirmation of the truth of what was sent before it; an explanation of everything;ᵃ a guide and a blessing for those who believe. Qurʾān 12:111 ᵃ : There are two interpretations of this phrase: (i) everything to do with the story of Joseph; and (ii) everything to do with religion. ________ God alternates night and day there truly is a lesson in [all] this for those who have eyes to see Qurʾān 24:44 ________ Say, Look at what is in the heavens and on the earth. But what use are signs and warnings to people who will not believe? Qurʾān 10:101 ________ So let man observe from what he was created. Qurʾān 86:5 ________ who listen to what is said and follow what is best. These are the ones God has guided; these are the people of understanding. Qurʾān 39:18 ________ Have you not considered that God sends water down from the sky, guides it along to form springs in the earth, and then, with it, brings forth vegetation of various colours, which later withers, turns yellow before your eyes, and is crumbled to dust at His command? There is truly a reminder in this for those who have understanding. Qurʾān 39:21 ________ and We restored his family to him, with many more like them: a sign of Our mercy and a lesson to all who understand. Qurʾān 38:43 ________ He gives wisdom to whom He wills, and whoever has been given wisdom has certainly been given much good. And none will remember except those of understanding. Qurʾān 2:269 ________ Say, Travel throughout the earth and see how He brings life into being: and He will bring the next life into being. God has power over all things. Qurʾān 29:20 ________ All the messengers We sent before you [Muḥammad] were men to whom We made revelations, men chosen from the people of their towns. Have the [disbelievers] not travelled through the land and seen the end of those who went before them? For those who are mindful of God, the Home in the Hereafter is better. Do you [people] not use your reason? Qurʾān 12:109 ________ 6 The purpose of Prophets and Mesengers Verses that restrict the functions of Prophets and Messengers (Peace be upon them) in preaching and da'wa, and to give a clear warning, without any type of compulsion or coercion, and that negates the idea that the Messengers have to be guardians and watchers over people. ________ if they argue with you [Prophet], say, I have devoted myself to God alone and so have my followers. Ask those who were given the Scripture, as well as those without one, Do you too devote yourselves to Him alone? If they do, they will be guided, but if they turn away, your only duty is to convey the message. God is aware of His servants. Qurʾān 3:20 ________ Obey God, obey the Messenger, and always be on your guard: if you pay no heed, bear in mind that the sole duty of Our Messenger is to deliver the message clearly. Qurʾān 5:92 ________ The Messengers duty is only to deliver the message: God knows what you reveal and what you conceal. Qurʾān 5:99 ________ Whether We let you [Prophet] see part of what We threaten them with, or cause you to die [before that], your duty is only to deliver the message: the Reckoning is Ours. Qurʾān 13:40 ________ Those who worshipped others alongside God say, If God had willed, we would not have worshipped anything but Him, nor would our fathers. We would not have declared anything forbidden without His sanction. Those before them said the same. Are the messengers obliged to do anything other than deliver [their message] clearly? Qurʾān 16:35 ________ But if they turn away [Prophet], your only duty is to deliver the message clearly. Qurʾān 16:82 ________ Say, Obey God; obey the Messenger. If you turn away, [know that] he is responsible for the duty placed upon him, and you are responsible for the duty placed upon you. If you obey him, you will be rightly guided, but the Messengers duty is only to deliver the message clearly. Qurʾān 24:54 If you say this is a lie, [be warned that] other communities before you said the same. The messengers only duty is to give clear warning. Qurʾān 29:18 ________ [And the messengers said: (c.f. Q.36:13-18)] Our duty is only to deliver the message to you, Qurʾān 36:17 ________ If they still turn away [remember that] We have not sent you [Prophet] to be their guardian: your only duty is to deliver the message. When We give man a taste of Our mercy, he rejoices in it, but if some harm befalls him on account of what he has done with his own hands, then he is ungrateful. Qurʾān 42:48 ________ so obey God and the Messenger. If you turn away, remember that Our Messengers duty is only to make plain his message. Qurʾān 64:12 ________ We send messengers only to give good news and to warn, so for those who believe and do good deeds there will be no fear, nor will they grieve. Qurʾān 6:48 We only send messengers to bring good news and to deliver warning, yet the disbelievers seek to refute the truth with false arguments and make fun of My messages and warnings. Qurʾān 18:56 ________ Has it not occurred to them that their companionᵃ is not mad but is giving clear warning? Qurʾān 7:184 ᵃ : This refers to the Prophet . ________ Say [Prophet], I have no control over benefit or harm, [even] to myself, except as God may please: if I had knowledge of what is hidden, I would have abundant good things and no harm could touch me. I am no more than a bearer of warning, and good news to those who believe. Qurʾān 7:188 ________ So [Prophet] are you going toᵃ abandon some part of what is revealed to you, and let your heart be oppressed by it, because they say, Why is no treasure sent down to him? Why has no angel come with him?? You are only there to warn; it is God who is in charge of everything. Qurʾān 11:12 ᵃ : Literally Perhaps you will . . ., but this is a challenging figure of speech. ________ Say [Prophet], People, I am sent only to give you clear warning. Qurʾān 22:49 ________ [And Noah said:] I am here only to give people a clear warning. Qurʾān 26:115 ________ You, [O Muḥammad], are not but a warner. Qurʾān 35:23 ________ It has not been revealed to me except that I am a clear warner. Qurʾān 38:70 ________ Say, I am nothing new among Gods messengers. I do not know what will be done with me or you; I only follow what is revealed to me; I only warn plainly. Qurʾān 46:9 ________ Say, God alone has knowledge of this: my only duty is to give clear warning. Qurʾān 67:26 ________ We sent down the Qurʾān with the truth, and with the truth it has come down [Prophet], We sent you only to give good news and warning Qurʾān 17:105 ________ We sent you only to give good news and warning. Qurʾān 25:56 ________ And those who disbelieved say, Why has a sign not been sent down to him from his Lord? You are only a warner, and for every people is a guide. Qurʾān 13:7 ________ [Prophet] say, I am only here to give warning. There is no god but God the One, the All Powerful, Lord of the heavens and earth and everything between, the Almighty, the Most Forgiving. Qurʾān 38:6566 ________ They ask you [Prophet] about the Hour, saying, When will it arrive?, but how can you tell [them that]? Its time is known only to your Lord; you are only sent to warn those who fear it. Qurʾān 79:42-45 ________ I am commanded to recite the Qurʾān. Whoever chooses to follow the right path does so for his own good. Say to whoever deviates from it, I am only here to warn. Qurʾān 27:92 ________ So [Prophet] warn them: your only task is to give warning Qurʾān 88:21 ________ So all of these verses restrict and limit the function of Messengers to preaching, warning, and to give good news, using expressions such as إِنَّمَا and expressions of negation and restriction. And there other verses that negate that Messengers use or should employ compulsion and coercion, or be guardians over people, ...etc ________ So [Prophet] warn them: your only task is to give warning, you are not there to control them. Qurʾān 88:2122 ________ We know best what the disbelievers say. You [Prophet] are not there to force them, so remind, with this Qurʾān, those who fear My warning. Qurʾān 50:45 ________ Now clear proof has come to you from your Lord: if anyone sees it, that will be to his advantage; if anyone is blind to it, that will be to his loss [say], I am not your guardian. Qurʾān 6:104 ________ What lasts with God is best for you, if you are believers: I am not your keeper. Qurʾān 11:86 ________ Whoever obeys the Messenger obeys God. If some pay no heed, We have not sent you to be their keeper. Qurʾān 4:80 ________ If it had been Gods will, they would not have done so, but We have not made you their guardian, nor are you their keeper. Qurʾān 6:107 ________ If they still turn away [remember that] We have not sent you [Prophet] to be their guardian: your only duty is to deliver the message. When We give man a taste of Our mercy, he rejoices in it, but if some harm befalls him on account of what he has done with his own hands, then he is ungrateful. Qurʾān 42:48 ________ yet your people still reject it even though it is the truth. Say, I have not been put in charge of you. Qurʾān 6:66 ________ Say, People, the Truth has come to you from your Lord. Whoever follows the right path follows it for his own good, and whoever strays does so to his own loss: I am not your guardian. Qurʾān 10:108 ________ We have sent the Scripture down to you [Prophet] with the Truth for people. Whoever follows the guidance does so for his own benefit, whoever strays away from it does so at his own peril: you are not in charge of them. Qurʾān 39:41 ________ As for those who take protectors other than Him, God is watching them; you are not responsible for them. Qurʾān 42:6 ________ Your Lord has the most knowledge about all of you: if He pleases He will have mercy on you, and if He pleases He will punish you. [Prophet], We did not send you to take charge of them. Qurʾān 17:54 ________ Have you seen the one who takes as his god his own desire? Then would you be responsible for him? Qurʾān 25:43 ________ And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed - all of them entirely. Then, [O Muḥammad], would you compel the people in order that they become believers? Qurʾān 10:99 ________ It is not for you [Prophet] to guide them; it is God who guides whoever He will. Whatever charity you give benefits your own soul, provided you do it for the sake of God: whatever you give will be repaid to you in full, and you will not be wronged. Qurʾān 2:272 ________ Some of them look at you: but can you guide the blind if they will not see? Qurʾān 10:43 ________ Though you [Prophet] may be eager to guide them, God does not guide those who misguide [others],ᵃ nor will they have anyone to help them. Qurʾān 16:37 ᵃ : C.f. verse 25 : On the Day of Resurrection they will bear the full weight of their own burden, as well as some of the burden of those they misled with no true knowledge. How terrible the
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    There has been a lot of talks about the Canadian bill C-51. The bottom line is bill grants unprecedented access to security services It continued Bill C-51 could see Canadian Federal Court judges asked to authorize lawbreaking or unconstitutional behavior by a covert agency whose mandate would extend beyond spying. Obviously, the actual bill is intended for MUSLIMS Anyone having thoughts about this issue? http://www.risala2share.com/plugins/imageviewer/site/thumb.php?s=sk&/Bill_C-51.jpg
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    The Prophet ﷺcame to his companion Abu Bakar Siddiq (R.A) and told him about the permission God gave them to migrate from Makkah to Madina. The people of Makkah had all propaganda prepared against the Muslims and the Holy Prophet ﷺ. On the other hand, these people were also familiar with the nobleness, truthfulness and the trustworthiness of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Yet they were convinced to plot against him ﷺ. Thus, it was decided that the Muslims of Makkah will all be migrating to Madina. Read More Info : Migration of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
  24. 1-All of Allah&"s Names and Attributes are husna (beautiful). Allah says: &"To Allah belong the most beautiful names&" (Al-A&"râf: 180). Allah introduced His Supreme self to us so that we can worship, glorify, love, fear and pray to him. &"There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the Hearing, the Seeing&" (Ash-Shûra: 11). 2-The Most Beautiful Names and Supreme Attributes of Allah are authenticated from two major sources: the Book of Allah, the Qur&"an, and the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and nothing else beside them. So we attribute to Allah the names and attributes that Allah the Exalted and His Prophet (peace be upon him) attributed to Him, and we say that He does not possess the attributes which Allah and His Prophet told us He does not possess but at the same time affirm that the perfect form of its exact opposite is attributed Allah. As for any names or attributes of Allah which have not been attributed to Him, or for which Allah or the Prophet did not state that He does not possess, it is compulsory to refrain from mentioning them - so we cannot attribute to Allah what has not been authentically attributed to Him, or state that He does not possess any attribute which has not been authentically stated that He does not possess. Pertaining to the meaning of each name and attribute which anybody has explained, it must be considered if the explanation is true and befits Allah (mighty and majestic is He). If it is found that the explanation is true and befits the majesty of Allah then it is accepted, but if not then it is rejected. 3-Any discussion about the Supreme Attributes of Allah has the same problem as a discussion about Him (mighty and majestic is He). This is because just as we do not know the nature of the Sacred Essence, we do not know the true nature of the Supreme Attributes, but we still firmly believe and recognize them without distorting, nullifying, changing or likening them to His creation. 4-The Beautiful Names and Supreme Attributes of Allah have literal and not metaphoric or ambiguous meanings. They indicate the Essence of Allah and His Attributes of Perfection, such as: Al-Qadr (the All-Capable), Al-&"Aleem (the All-Knowing), Al--Hakeem (the All-Wise), Al-Samea&" (the All- Hearing) and Al-Baseer (the All-Seeing). All of these names and attributes indicate the Essence of Allah and what that Essence contains regarding capability, knowledge, wisdom, hearing and sight. 5-When we deny that Allah (mighty and majestic is He) has any deficiencies, we do this without denying any of His Attributes. And denying that Allah has any deficiencies covers all types of deficiencies in general (without enumerating any particular defect), while affirming His perfection refers to the perfection in every detail of every Name and Attribute (and to affirming every single attribute). Allah the Exalted says: &"There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the Hearing, the Seeing&" (Ash-Shûra: 11). 6-Iman in Allah&"s Beautiful Names: Iman in Allah&"s Names and the Attributes included in the Names requires Iman in the effect that is related to each name. The Name of Allah Ar-Raheem (the Most Compassionate) includes the attribute of Rahma (compassion) which indicates that Allah is Raheem (Compassionate) towards His slaves. Here are some important observations that help us understand Allah&"s Beautiful Names and Supreme Attributes: 1-The names and attributes are not limited to a certain number. It is mentioned in the Hadeeth below that: &"I invoke you by every Name that You called Yourself by, sent down in Your Book, taught to any of Your creatures, or kept with You in the knowledge of the unseen that is with You&" (Narrated by Ahmad). 2-Some of the Beautiful Names and Supreme Attributes of Allah are specifically related to Allah and are not shared by anyone or anything else (in any degree), and it is not permissible to use such names and attributes except with Allah, such as: Allah, Al-Rahman (the Most Merciful). Other names and attributes can be used to describe others- though of course when the names and attributes are ascribed to Allah they are complete and in the most perfect form, but when they are used to describe His creation they refer to them having the attribute to only a limited degree. 3-Attributes are derived from the Names of Allah. Each name includes an attribute, but no names are derived from the attributes. We can say, for instance, that Allah gets angry, but we cannot say that He is Al-Ghadoub (The Most Angry), Exalted and Glorified is He. Source: Islamkingdom
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