September 2010


~ subhaanAllaah.

Shaykh ‘Abdul-Maalik al-Qaasim narrates(15):

Shaykh Muhammad ar-Roomee, a lecturer at the Faculty of Teaching, and someone who was renowned and respected for interpreting dreams, mentioned to me:

“About a year ago, I met Shaykh Ibn Baaz and he asked me about the interpretation of a dream he had which was as follows: He saw himself on a mountain, and with him was the Messenger (of Allaah) and another man. The Messenger then descended and headed for his masjid (al-Masjid an-Nabawee) in Madeenah. There, he led the prayer and the dream ended.”

Shaykh ar-Roomee then said: “I interpreted the dream for him, that: ‘Indeed, O Shaykh you will attain the ranks of the siddiqeen and the shuhadaa.’ This is because the Messenger was upon the Mount of Uhud (and this was understood to be the case in the dream) which then began to shake, so he said:

اثبت أحد فإنما عليك صديق وشهيد

“Stand firm Uhud, for indeed upon you is a Prophet, a Siddeeq and a Shaheed.”(16)

So, it could be the shahaadah (martyrdom) which we pray Allaah ‘Azzaa wa Jall permits the Shaykh to achieve; since he died from a stomach-related illness, or that he prayed for the shahaadah of sidq, and so Allaah granted him both.”

Shaykh ar-Roomee said: “And when I interpreted the dream for the Shaykh, he lowered his head and said: ‘Khayraan, inshaaAllaah.‘”‘

Footnotes:

15) Mawaaqif Mudhee’ah fee Hayaat al-Imaam ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Ibn Baaz – Page 80.

16) Translator’s Note: Musnad of Imaam Ahmad.

  • Transcribed from: Jewels of Guidance || …Gems from the lives of the three imaams, Ibn Baaz, al-Albaanee, Ibn ‘Uthaymeen – may Allaah have mercy upon them all

Dr. Ruqayyah bint Muhammad al-Mahaarib narrates(2o):

‘I asked him once: “What is more preferable for a female daa’iyah (caller to Islaam) – that she goes out for da’wah (purposes), or that she remains at home taking care of her children and husband?”

He responded that, “If a woman is qualified to give da’wah based upon (sound) knowledge of the Sharee’ah and good manners, then she should allocate time in exerting herself to give da’wah to her sisters in Islaam. This is because the callers to Islaam from amongst the women are very few and giving da’wah is a collective obligation (fard kifaayah). In this time (of ours today), fitnaah has increased and those callers to Islaam from amongst the women are not sufficient for (all) the women in the community. Therefore, it is preferable that she concentrates on giving da’wah, and she should hire a woman who practices the religion and whom she is happy with and can trust enough to look after her children; teaching them (the good) and protecting them whilst she (herself) goes out (for da’wah).’”

Footnote(s):

20) Mawaaqif Mudhee’ah fee Hayaat al-Imaam ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Ibn Baaz – Page 80.

  • Transcribed from: Jewels of Guidance || …Gems from the lives of the three imaams, Ibn Baaz, al-Albaanee, Ibn ‘Uthaymeen – may Allaah have mercy upon them all

The heart is inherently dependent on Allaah in two ways: from the point of view of worship, which is the ultimate goal, and from the point of view of seeking His help and relying upon Him, which are the means to that end. The heart cannot be sound, or succeed, or find joy, or be happy, or feel pleasure, or be good, or be at peace, or find tranquility, except by worshipping its Lord, loving Him and returning to Him. Even if it attains all that it can enjoy of created things, it will not feel at peace or find tranquility, because it has an inherent need for its Lord, for He is the focus of its worship, love and seeking, and this is the only way to attain joy, happiness, pleasure, peace and tranquillity.

…For if a person is helped to attain what he loves, seeks, desires and wants, but he does not worship Allaah, he will never achieve anything but sorrow, regret and suffering. He can never be free of the pain and hardship of this life except through loving Allaah sincerely, so that Allaah becomes his ultimate desire and he loves Him for what He is, and he loves anyone or anything else only for His sake, and he does not love anything for its own sake except Allaah. If he does not achieve this (level of love), he had not properly understood the true meaning “la ilaha ill-Allaah” or of Tawheed or of ‘ubudiyyah or of loving Allaah. There is something lacking in his eemaan and Tawheed, and he will suffer pain, regret and anguish accordingly.

  • Transcribed from: Al-’Ubudiyyah [Being a True Slave of Allaah] || Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, rahimahullaah

If a weapon is complete, the effect would be powerful, and there would be no obstacle ahead of one, so the destruction of the enemy could be accomplished. However, if one of those aspects was missing, then the weapon would be less effective.

If the supplication is not practical itself, or if the person making the supplication has not linked his heart to his tongue, or if an impediment blocks the response (of Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) to the supplication, then no effect would be seen to occur.

  • Transcribed from: Spiritual Disease and Its Cure, Ibn Qayyim, rahimahullaah

شكو

• Repine •

verb (intrans.) • shakw • (poetic/literary) feel or express discontent; suffer (ه from s.th.); fret; complain (of, about s.th.)

~benefit.

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مُتْرَف

lucullan

adjective [صَفة] • / mutraf / • lavish, luxurious; luxuriously equipped (ب with)

root • ترف

Often, we may find that certain supplications used by some people, may be answered. These supplications were usually made at times of stress or plight which lead a person to turn to Allaah with sincerity; or in connection with a past good deed which Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) accepted and then thanked him for it by answering his supplication; of if it coincided with a time of response to supplications. The person would think that the secret behind the answer to his supplication (from Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) is simply the utterance of that supplication, without relating it to those issues which might have been connected to it.

  • Transcribed from: Spiritual Disease and Its Cure, Ibn Qayyim, rahimahullaah

قَصِم

Frangible

adjective [صَفة] • / qasim / • fragile; easy broken, brittle

root • قصم

One’s presence of heart should accompany a supplication for any request, and it is also more effective if it coincides with one of the six “times of reply” (times when a supplication is more likely to be responded to): the last third of the night, during the Adhaan (Call to Salaah), between the Adhaan and Iqamah, before the prescribed Salah, when the Imaam stands on the Minbar (pulpit) on Friday until the termination of Salaah on that day, and the last hour after ‘Asr (afternoon Salaah). One should fear Allaah inside one’s heart, with total submission to Him (subhaanahu wa ta’aala), facing the Qiblah(4) in a state of purity (after having performed ablution). Then one should raise one’s hands to the Lord, starting by praising Him, invoking His Mercy upon Prophet Muhammad (salallaahu ‘alayhi wassalam), requesting His Forgiveness and the acceptance of one’s repentance. Then, this is followed by relentlessly asking the Lord to help you in a particular matter, remembering Him by all His Names and Attributes, and affirming one’s firm belief in Islaamic Monotheism; namely those supplications which include the Great Name of Allaah (subhaanahuwa ta’aala).

Such was mentioned in the Hadeeth of Abdullaah bin Buraydah, on the authority of his father, who said that the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) heard a man saying: “O Allaah, I ask You that I testify that You are Allaah and there is no god but You, the One, the Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, Who begets not, nor was he begotten, and there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him,” to which he (salallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied: “He has asked Allaah with the Name, which if used to ask Allaah for something, He (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) gives, and if he used to supplicate Allaah for something, He (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) responds”.

In another narration, the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wassallam) was reported as saying: “You have asked Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) with His Great Name.”(5)

Asma’, daughter of Yazeed reported that the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wassallam) said: “The Greatest Name of Allaah is in these Two Verses “Your ilah (god) is one ilah (Allaah), (la ilaha illa huwa) none has the right to be worshipped but He, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful”(6) and “Allaah! (la ilaha illa huwa) none who has the right to be worshipped but He. Al-Hayyu-l-Qayyum (the Ever Living, the One who sustains and protects all that exists)(7). At-Tirmidhee said: “This is an authentic Hadeeth.” (more…)

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