October 2010


يَقْرَأُ

• He reads •

verbyaqraa’u • he reads; he declaims, he recites (ه s.th., esp. the Qur’aan)

In Saheeh Muslim, Anas (radiallaahu ta’aala ‘anhu): “The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘One (person) from amongst the denizens of Hell, who had led a life of ease and plenty amongst the people of the world, would be made to dip into fire only once on the Day of Resurrection and then it would be said to him: ‘O, son of Adam, did you find any comfort, did you happen to get any material blessing?’ He would reply: ‘By Allaah, no, my Lord.

And then that person from amongst the persons of the world be brought who had led the most miserable life (in the world) from amongst the inmates of Paradise and he would be made to dip once in Paradise and it would be said to him: ‘O, son of Adam, did you face any hardship? Or had any distress fallen to your lot?’ And he would say: ‘By Allaah, no, O my Lord, never did I face any hardship or experience or any distress.’”(1)

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1) Recorded by Muslim in the book, “The Hypocrites,” (Hadith 55) and Ahmad in his Musnad (3/203, 253).

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

ذَيْل

Tail

noun [إسم] •/dayl /• tail.

A questioner asked Shaykh ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abdul-’Aziz Al ‘Aqeel (hafidahullah) that they have read that Shaikh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah), if he wanted something, he would fall into prostration and supplicate to Allaah. Is this action legislated?

Answer: “Yes, this is legislated because of the hadeeth of the Messenger (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallaam): “The closes that a person comes to his Lord is when he is in sujood (so say a great deal of du’aa in sujood) {Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (radiAllaahu ‘anhu); saheeh Muslim}. It is also mentioned that Imaam al-Bukhaaree (rahimahullaah) would not place a hadeeth in his book except after praying two unites (raka’at) of prayer. Thus, this action is permissible and there is no problem in doing it.”

Remember well, your body is an aamaanah. It does not belong to you. So take care of yourself.

  • Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat, reversing fat deposit in the belly.
  • Whole grain pasta is loaded with B vitamins.
  • You only have until age 35 to build bone. 1000 mg of calcium is needed daily.
  • People feel more stressed in their 20s than they do at any other period in life probably because it’s a time of change.
  • Eating broccoli can help prevent wrinkles.
  • Potatoes have more potassium than bananas. Potatoes help fight heart disease by keeping blood pressure low.
  • Eat salmon twice a week for omega-3-fatty acids. Sardines are also an excellent source of omega-3s.
  • Spinach is high in vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, folate.
  • To prevent birth defects in pregnancy, there needs to be a high intake of folate in the diet. A pregnant woman needs 450 mg of folate a day. A large egg has 125 mg.**

**Perfectly reminds me of this fact, “One egg contains a staggering 220 milligrams of cholesterol, which clogs your arteries and leads to heart disease.” Absolutely not intended to discourage you, but don’t devour 3 or 4 eggs on a daily basis. More or less, every other day one should suffice. Eat meat, it has plenty of fat. You also need the iron anyway!

Abu ad-Dardaa (radiyallaahu ta’aala ‘anhu) used to say:
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“I love death, desiring the meeting with my Lord. I love poverty, humbling myself to my Lord. And I love sickness in order that my sins might be expiated.”

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Al Qaa’idah tu Fil Mahabbah by ibn Taymiyyah

He [Usamah bin Zayd] also reported that Anas bin Malik (radiallaahu ta’aala ‘anhu) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘During my Nocturnal journey (the Night of Isra’) I passed by some people who were having their lips cut by, scissors of fire. I asked: ‘Who are they?’ They said: ‘Lecturers from your Ummah’; they used to enjoin righteousness on people but forgot to practise it themselves.”(2)

Anas (radiallaahu ta’aala ‘anhu) also said: The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “On the night when I was taken up to Heaven I passed by people whose lips were being cut by scissors of fire. I asked Gabriel who they were and he  told me they were those preachers among my people, who said what they did not do.”(3)

He (radiallaahu ta’aala ‘anhu) also said: “The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) often used to say: ‘When I was taken up to heaven I passed by people who had nails of copper and, were scratching their faces and their breasts. I asked: ‘Who are these people, O Gabriel?’ He replied: ‘They are those who were given to backbiting and who aspersed people’s honour.’”(4)

Anas (radiallaahu ta’aala ‘anhu) also said: “The Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) used to say quite frequently: ‘O Turner of the heart, keep me steadfast in your religion.’ I said: ‘Messenger of Allaah, we do affirm faith in you and in that which you have been sent with, yet despite this, you entertain fear about us.’ Whereupon he (salallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Yes. Verily the hearts are between two of the Fingers of Allaah and He turns them as He likes.’”(5)

Anas (radiallaahu ta’aala ‘anhu) also reported that the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said to Jibreel (‘alayhi ssallaam): “Why do I never see Michael laughing? He replied: ‘He has never laughed since the Hell-Fire was created.’”(6)

Footnotes:

2) Recorded by Ahmad in his Musnad (3/120, 231, 239).

3) Recorded by Ahmad in his Musnad (3/234) and Abu Daawood in the book, “Al-Adab“, (chapter 35).

4) Recorded by Ahmad in his Musnad (6/302, 315).

5) Recorded by Ahmad in his Musnad (6/302, 315).

6) Recorded by Ahmad in his Musnad (3/224)

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

أُذُن

noun [إسم] •/ udthun /• ear.

Many ignorant people rely on the Mercy, Forgiveness and Generosity of Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala), without following His Commands and Prohibitions, forgetting that He (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) is severe in punishment, and that His Wrath will never be withheld from criminal (polytheist, sinning) people. So whoever relies on the Mercy of Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala), while still insisting on committing sins is just stubborn.

Ma’ruf has said: “Hoping for mercy from the One (Allaah) Whom you do not obey is but foolishness.”

Al-Hasan said: “Some people have been distracted by the hope of Allaah’s Grace, until they left this world without having made any repentance. One of them said: ‘Verily, I have a good opinion of My Lord.’ He simply lied, because if he had a good opinion of his Lord, he would have perfected his deeds.”

Usamah bin Zayd (radiallaahu ta’aala ‘anhu) reported that he heard the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) say: “A man will be brought on the Day of Resurrection and thrown in the (Hell) Fire, so that his intestines will come out, and he will go around like a donkey goes around a millstone. The people of the (Hell) fire will gather around him and say: ‘O so-and-so! What is wrong with you? Didn’t you use to do good deeds and forbid us to do bad deeds?’ He will reply: ‘Yes, I used to order you to do good deeds, but I did not do them myself, and I used to forbid you to do bad deeds, yet I used to do them myself.’”(1)

Footnotes:

1) Recorded by Al-Bukhaaree in the book, “Creation,” (chapter 10), Muslim in the book, “Az-Zuhd” (hadith 51), and Ahmad in his Musnad (5/205, 206, 209).

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

‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah’ || Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa’ Muhammad Nasir uddeen al-Albaani

136 – From Qateelah bint Seefee a woman from Juhaynah who said:

‘Indeed a monk came to the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- and said: ‘You people commit Shirk! You say whatever Allaah wills and whatever you will, and you say I swear by the Ka’abah.’

So the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘Say whatever Allaah wills, then what you will, and say I swear by the Lord of the Ka’abah.’

Narrated by Tahawi in ‘al-Mushkil’ and al-Hakim and al-Bayhaqi and Ahmad. Al-Albaani said its chain is Saheeh.

 

137 – From Hudhayfah who narrates the same hadeeth: ‘Whereby the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘Do not say: whatever Allaah wills and what so and so wills, but rather say: whatever Allaah wills then what so and so wills.’

Narrated by Abu Dawood and Tahaawi  in  ‘Mushkil al-Athaar’ and Bayhaqi and Ahmad. Al-Albaani said its chain is Saheeh.

 

Rabaee bin Harash followed up Abdullah bin Yasser on the authority of Hudhayfah bin al-Yamaan who said: ‘A man came to the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- and said: ‘I saw in a dream that I met some people of the book and they said you are a blessed people if it were not that you say, whatever Allaah wills and what Muhammad wills’, so the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘Indeed I used to dislike that for you to say whatever Allaah wills then what Muhammad wills’

Narrated by Ibn Majah and Ahmad, Shaykh al-Albaani said that from what is apparent the hadeeth is authentic.

 

138 – From at-Tufayl bin Sakhbrah the brother of Aeysha from the same mother: ‘That he saw what a sleeping person sees (dreams), it was as if he passed by a group of  the Jews.  He asked: ‘Who are you?’

They said: ‘We are Jews.’

So he said: ‘Indeed you are the people, if only you did not claim that Uzayr is the son of Allaah.

The Jews said: ‘And you are the people, if only you did not say: ‘Whatever Allaah wills and what Muhammad wills!’

Then he passed by a group of the Christians.  He asked: ‘Who are you?’

They said: ‘We are Christians.’

So he said: ‘Indeed you are the people, if only you did not claim that the Messiah is the son of Allaah.

The Christians said: ‘And you are the people, if only you did not say: ‘Whatever Allaah wills and what Muhammad wills!’

In the morning he informed those whom he informed, then the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- came and he informed him of what he saw in the dream.

The Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- asked him: ‘Did you inform anyone?’

He answered: ‘Yes.’

After the Messenger -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- had prayed he gave them a Khutbah, and praised Allaah and glorified Him, then he -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said:

‘Indeed Tufayl saw a dream, and he informed whosoever from amongst you, and indeed you used to say a statement, and shyness used to prevent me from prohibiting you from it.’

Then he -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘Do not say: whatever Allaah wills and what Muhammad wills.’

Narrated by Ahmad.

139- From Ibn Abbas who said: A man came to the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- to ask about something then he said: ‘Whatever Allaah wills and what you will.’

So the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘Have you made me an equal with Allaah (in another wording: a partner)?! No, but rather, what Allaah Alone wills.’

Narrated by Bukhari in ‘al-Adab al-Mufrad’, Ibn Majah, Tahawi in ‘al-Mushkil’, Bayhaqi, Ahmad, Tabrani and Albaani said its chain is Hasan.

The Fiqh of the Hadeeth:

I (Albaani) say: ‘In these Ahadeeth we find, that when a man says to someone else: ‘Whatever Allaah wills and what you will’ then this is regarded as Shirk in the Sharia’. This is from Shirk in wording, because it is presumed that the will of the slave of Allaah is that of the level of the will of the Lord – Subhanahu wa Ta’ala; the reason being that there is a connection between the two wills.

The like of this are the statements of some of the common folk and those similar to them who claim to have knowledge: ‘I have no one except Allaah and you’, and ‘we have relied upon Allaah and you.’

Likewise are the statements of some of those who deliver  lectures: ‘In the name of Allaah and the country.’ Or ‘In the name of Allaah and the people.’ And there are various other similar wordings of Shirk which it is obligatory to stop using, and to repent from using them; in order to have correct manners with Allaah - Tabaraka wa Ta’ala.

Indeed many of the common folk have been negligent of this noble mannerism, likewise there are of the specific people (who claim to have knowledge) who justify their utterances such as these statements of Shirk.  Like calling on other than Allaah at times of hardship, and seeking help from the dead from amongst the righteous people and swearing by them and not by Allaah – Ta’ala, and swearing by them above Allaah – Azza wa Jal.

When a scholar of the Book and the Sunnah criticizes them for this, rather than helping the scholar to forbid the evil, they show enmity by criticizing  him, and they say: ‘Indeed the intentions of these people who call on other than Allaah is good! And actions are but by intentions, as found in the hadeeth!

So they are ignorant or pretend to be ignorant – to please the common folk – they claim that the intention is good, you find this amongst the previously mentioned people; and it does not make an evil action into a good action.

The meaning of the previously mentioned Ahadeeth is that good actions are with sincere intentions, not that actions which oppose the Sharia’ are converted to legislated good actions due to being similar to a good action, this is something which only an ignorant biased person says!

Do you not see that if a man prays towards a grave; then this would be an evil action even though he is praying; and this is due to his opposition to the Ahadeeth and the Aathaar which are mentioned about the prohibition against facing a grave for prayer.

So would an intelligent person say: to the one who returns to face the grave – after having knowledge that the Sharia’ has prohibited this – that his intention is good and his action is permissible?

This would never happen,  also those who seek deliverance and aid with other than Allaah, forgetting Allaah Ta’ala due to the circumstances in which they are in, they are in need of Allaah’s aid and help much more.

It is not intelligible that their end will be good, let alone that their action will be good, while they continue upon this evil knowingly.’

  • [Taken from ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah’ vol.1 hadeeth nos. 136-139 p.263 – 267]

Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

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