Sunday, October 8, 2017

Traials and tribulations


Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked us to recite Surah Al-Kahf every Friday?
This surah has four stories in it, let’s explore what lessons can be learned from them:
1. The people of the cave
It’s the story of young men who lived in a disbelieving town, so they decided to migrate for the sake of Allah and run away. Allah rewards them with mercy in the cave and protection from the sun – they woke up and found the entire village believers.
Lesson: Trial of faith
2. The owner of two gardens
A story of a man whom Allah blessed with two beautiful gardens, but the man forgot to thank the one who blessed him with everything and he even dared to doubt Allah regarding the afterlife. So his garden was destroyed – he regretted, but was too late and his regret did not benefit him.
Lesson: Trial of wealth
3. Musa (‘alayhissalam) and Khidr (‘alayhissalam)
When Musa (‘alayhissalam) was asked “who’s the most knowledgeable of the people of Earth?” Musa (‘alayhissalam)) said that it was him as he assumed he was the only prophet on Earth at the time. But Allah revealed to him that there’s someone who knows more than him about certain things. Musa (‘alayhissalam) traveled looking for him learned how divine wisdom can sometimes be hidden in matters which we perceive as bad.
Lesson: Trial of knowledge
4. Dhul-Qarnayn
Allah mentions the story of a great king who was given knowledge and power travelling the world helping people and spreading all that’s good. He was able to overcome the problem of Yajooj-Majooj by building a massive dam with the help of people whom he could not even understand.
Lesson: Trial of power
In the middle of the surah, Allah mentions Iblees as the one who stirs these trials:
And [mention] when We said to the angels, “Prostrate to Adam,” and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord. Then will you take him and his descendants as allies other than Me while they are enemies to you? Wretched it is for the wrongdoers as an exchange. 18:150
In many hadith, the messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) mentions that the one who reads and memorises verses of Surah Al Kahf will be protected from the trials of the Dajjal.
Abu Darda’ (radi Allahu ‘anhu) narrates that the prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: He who memorizes the first ten verses of Surah Al Kahf will be protected from the trial of the Dajjal. In another narration, it is the last ten verses of Surah Al-Kahf. (Muslim)
Now let us see what the relationship is between Surat al-Kahf and the Dajjal:
Dajjal will appear before the day of judgement with 4 trials:
A) He will ask people to worship him and not Allah: Trial of faith.
B) He will be given powers to start/stop rain and tempt people with his wealth: Trial of with his wealth.
C) He will trial people with the “knowledge” and news he gives them: Trial of knowledge.
D) He will control huge parts of the Earth: Trial of power.
How to Survive these Trials
Allah mentions in the surah how we can survive these trials:
1. Good companionship
And keep yourself patient [by being] with those who call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening, seeking His countenance. And let not your eyes pass beyond them, desiring adornments of the worldly life, and do not obey one whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance and who follows his desire and whose affair is ever [in] neglect. 18:28
2. Knowing the truth of this world
And present to them the example of the life of this world, [its being] like rain which We send down from the sky, and the vegetation of the earth mingles with it and [then] it becomes dry remnants, scattered by the winds. And Allah is ever, over all things, Perfect in Ability. 18:45
3. Humility
[Moses] said, “You will find me, if Allah wills, patient, and I will not disobey you in [any] order.”18:69
4. Sincerity
Say, “I am only a man like you, to whom has been revealed that your god is one God. So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord – let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone.” 18:110
5. Calling to Allah
And recite, [O Muhammad], what has been revealed to you of the Book of your Lord. There is no changer of His words, and never will you find in other than Him a refuge. 18:27
6. Remembering the Hereafter
And [warn of] the Day when We will remove the mountains and you will see the earth prominent, and We will gather them and not leave behind from them anyone. And they will be presented before your Lord in rows, [and He will say], “You have certainly come to Us just as We created you the first time. But you claimed that We would never make for you an appointment.”And the record [of deeds] will be placed [open], and you will see the criminals fearful of that within it, and they will say, “Oh, woe to us! What is this book that leaves nothing small or great except that it has enumerated it?” And they will find what they did present [before them]. And your Lord does injustice to no one. 18:47-49

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Ashura

Today is Ashura :

Virtues of the Day of 'Ashura(The Tenth of Muharram

We Virtues of the Day of 'Ashura(The Tenth of Muharram)

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) came to Madeenah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of `Ashura’. He said, ‘What is this?’ They said, ‘This is a righteous day, it is the day when Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemies, so Musa (Moses) fasted on this day.’ He said, ‘We have more right to Musa (Moses) than you,’ so he fasted on that day and commanded [the Muslims] to fast on that day.” (al-Bukhaari, 1865).

 The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “For fasting the day of `Ashura’, I hope that Allah will accept it as expiation for the year that went before.” (Muslim, 1976).

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, ‘If I live to see the next year, in sha Allah, we will fast on the ninth day too.’ But it so happened that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) passed away before the next year came.” (Muslim, 1916)

Let's revive sunnah of our beloved prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him

9th Muharram = Friday , September 29 

*10 Muharram = Saturday, September 30 



This is believed to be ( Pharoah body ) known as Fir'awn who opposed Allah and Prophet Musa, so he was drowned . Before he was about to die, it was said to him, "Today we shall preserve your body as a sign for those who are to come after you!" (Surah Yunus 92)



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Why Islam ?

With each day that passes, you are closer to entering our graves. Today you sleep in your bed, one day you will sleep in your grave. What comes after death? Call 877-Whyislam for answers. You deserve to know!



Pray for humanity

Pray for the safety , relief of all that will be affected by recent Hurricane . Never underestimate the power of prayer






supplications) to say in a hurricane

اللّهُـمَّ إِنَّـي أَسْـأَلُـكَ خَيْـرَها، وَخَيْـرَ ما فيهـا، وَخَيْـرَ ما اُرْسِلَـتْ 

بِه، وَأَعـوذُ بِكَ

مِنْ شَـرِّها، وَشَـرِّ ما فيهـا، وَشَـرِّ ما اُرْسِلَـتْ بِه.

Allahumma innee as-aluka khayraha wakhayra ma feeha, wakhayra ma orsilat bih, wa-aAAoothu bika min sharriha, washarri ma feeha washarri ma orsilat bih

“O Allah, I ask You for its (the wind’s) goodness, the good within it, and the good it was sent with, and I take refuge with You from its evil, the evil within it, and from the evil it was sent with.”

اللَّهُمَّ لا تَقْتُلْنَا بِغَضَبِكَ ، وَلا تُهْلِكْنَا بِعَذَابِكَ ، وَعَافِنَا قَبْلَ ذَلِكَ










Our prayers goes to the people of Mexico following the recent earthquake, many buildings are damaged after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook central Mexico. Over 200 people are dead.

Let us all pray for anyone on the path of recent hurricanes , let us not forget Rohingya Muslims victims of recent ethnic cleansing that is taken place in Myamar 

Every human life is precious, we are all one single human family from Adam and Eve.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Give thanks and be happy to be alive : lesson from Hurricane Irma

What lessons have we learnt from recent hurricane Irma , how fragile life can be , how life is so short , so Cherish your moments with your family and friends and enjoy every day. Thank God on every breath of life we have . Alhamduallah 

Take this time that your life have being extended to a finite number of unknown days of life to give thanks to your creator who give you life , there is so many things we take for granted 

When you're out on a family outing, put your phone aside , take a moment to ponder over the nature around you, when you're playing games, be kind and gentle with the youth and respectful and humble with the elders, when you're remembering the good times, take a moment to be thankful and content . Say thank you Allah , say thanks my parents , my family , my friends and everyone I encounter on my entire life . 

Don't be shy to express thankfulness, appreciation and ask for forgiveness . 

Tell the people you love I love you 

Please forgive me 

Thank you 

Rachid m ( Islam4mankind)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Pray for the safety of everyone

AA, 
Three Dua's (supplications) to say in a hurricane
اللّهُـمَّ إِنَّـي أَسْـأَلُـكَ خَيْـرَها، وَخَيْـرَ ما فيهـا، وَخَيْـرَ ما اُرْسِلَـتْ 
بِه، وَأَعـوذُ بِكَ
مِنْ شَـرِّها، وَشَـرِّ ما فيهـا، وَشَـرِّ ما اُرْسِلَـتْ بِه.
Allahumma innee as-aluka khayraha wakhayra ma feeha, wakhayra ma orsilat bih, wa-aAAoothu bika min sharriha, washarri ma feeha washarri ma orsilat bih
“O Allah, I ask You for its (the wind’s) goodness, the good within it, and the good it was sent with, and I take refuge with You from its evil, the evil within it, and from the evil it was sent with.”
اللَّهُمَّ لا تَقْتُلْنَا بِغَضَبِكَ ، وَلا تُهْلِكْنَا بِعَذَابِكَ ، وَعَافِنَا قَبْلَ ذَلِكَ
Allahumma la taqtulna bi-ghadhabik wa la tuhlikna bi-‘adhaabik wa ‘aafina qabla dhaalik
“O Allah, don’t end our lives with Your wrath, and do not make us perish with Your punishment and forgive us before that.”
للَّهمَّ حَوَالَيْنَا وَلا عَلَيْنَا ، اللَّهمَّ عَلَى الآكَامِ وَالظِّرَابِ ، وَبُطُوْنِ الأَوْدِيَةِ ، وَمَنابِتِ الشَّجَر
Allahumma hawalayna wa la ‘alayna. Allahumma alal akaami (wal ajaami) wal dhiraabi wa butunil ‘awdiyaati wa mana bi tish shajar.

أسأل الله العظيم رب العرش الكريم 
أن يسلمكم جميعا من خطر الإعصار
وأن يحفظكم وأهليكم وأولادكم وأموالكم
من كل مكروه وسوء وأن يخرجكم من هذا
الأمر سالمين غانمين محفوظين بحفظ الله
أسأل الله أن يحرسكم بعينه اللتي لا تنام
وبركنه الذي لا يضام
قلوبنا معكم ودعاؤنا لكم بإذن الله

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Supplication during storm or any calamity

May Allah ( God in Arabic )  protect Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.  Seems like Puerto Rico will get hit with the eye of the storm.  O Allah protect them.  Amin!

Ya Allah, give me eyes that see the best in people, a heart that forgives the worst, and a soul that never loses faith. Ameen
O Allah protect Florida and the whole US from any storm or calamity Amin


During calamities we need to increase our du’aas ( supplications or prayers.  Apart from saying ‘Hasbiyallahu wa Ni’mal Wakeel’ (Allah is Sufficient for me; He Alone is the Best to Protect’) and seeking forgiveness for one’s sins, here are some du’aas to be made in times of windstorms or thunderstorms or hurricanes.

‘O Allah, I ask You for it’s goodness and I take refuge with You from it’s evil.’“O Allah, I ask You for it’s goodness, the good within it, and the good it was sent with, and I take refuge with You from it’s evil, the evil within it, and from the evil it was sent with.”



اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَهَا ، وَخَيْرَ مَا فِيهَا ، وَخَيْرَ مَا أُرْسِلَتْ بِهِ ،
وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهَا ، وَشَرِّ مَا فِيهَا ، وَشَرِّ مَا أُرْسِلَتْ بِهِ


“O Allah, don’t end our lives with Your wrath, and do not make us perish with Your punishment and forgive us before that.”

Patience of Prophet Job a much needed lesson for humanity to teach us how to cope with any calamity :


Virtue of patience: lessons from patience of Prophet Job 

 When someone exhibits patience & perseverance with contentement   through all kinds of trials, tribulations , calamities, or provocations, we say that person has “the patience of Job.”

Why me? Why is this happening to me? What did I do? Why do believers have to suffer while those who’re less religious have everything they want? What’s the point? Where is the wisdom? Where is the mercy?”
So many questions go through people’s minds when they’re facing a difficulty.
But Allah doesn’t leave our quests unanswered. He sent us messages, He sent us Messengers and He sent us those who go through what we go through (or even worse) so that we learn, grow, remain steadfast and keep moving gracefully towards Him until we meet Him!
“There was certainly in their stories a lesson for those of understanding. Never was the Qur’an a narration invented, but a confirmation of what was before it and a detailed explanation of all things and guidance and mercy for a people who believe.” (Qur’an 12:111)


We need to read Quran , learn about prophets inspiring stories that will uplift us , strengthen our faith and teach us how to deal with difficult situations that we may encounter during our life time . 



 Mankind is in dire need of learning the virtue of patience , forgiveness , compassion and love for the wellbeing of all humanity Muslims and non Muslims alike , only by practicing  these noble Islamic values, peace can be achieved  in the world . How dire is their need for mercy and compassion that can alleviate the sufferings of the distressed and the oppressed ones! Mankind is actually in need of mercy especially in this age that mutual compassion has been relegated to the background and people no longer hear the cries of suffering children and old people but hear only the language of force and arrogance. Allaah says, “O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allaah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth. He will direct you to do righteous good deeds and forgive you your sins. Whoever obeys Allaah and His Messenger has indeed made a great achievement.” (Al-Ahzaab: 70-71).

All humans descend from Adam and Eve. In that sense, we are all essentially brothers and sisters in our humanity. Our differing colours and diversity is not there to cause division but as a method of recognising one another. Such traits do not elevate a person’s status but rather our status with God is based on our level of piety and righteousness. In a further verse from the Qur’an:
"And amongst his signs is the creation of heaven and the earth, and the diversity of your language and colours; Verily, in these are signs for those who have knowledge."
The Qur’an, Chapter 30, Verse 22

Let us be a voice for peace , let us always remain united against racism and bigotry. 

The Qur’an, Chapter 30, Verse 22 know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.
The Quran states:
“O mankind, We have created you all from a single (pair of a) male and female and made you nations and tribes so that you get to know one another; verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most mindful of Him. God is All-Knowing, All-Aware.” Quran: 49:13






Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Fast tomorrow Thursday Arafah (9th Zilhajjah)

Don't forget to fast tomorrow, Arafat one of the most special days of the year.

Try to reconcile ask forgiveness before Arafat 








Fasting on Arafah (9th Zilhajjah)

Let us all fast this coming Thursday for anyone not in pilgrimage:

عَنْ أَبِي قَتَادَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم صِيَامُ يَوْمِ عَرَفَةَ إِنِّي أَحْتَسِبُ عَلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ يُكَفِّرَ السَّنَةَ الَّتِي قَبْلَهُ وَالَّتِي بَعْدَهُ

Narrated from Abu Qatadah that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah, I hope from Allah, expiates for the sins of the year before and the year after.”

[Sunan Ibn-e-Majah, Chapters on Fasting, Hadith: 1730]
Chapter: Fasting on the day of Arafah.

ويوم عرفة يوم الحج الأكبر، ويوم مغفرة الذنوب، ويوم العتق من النيران، ولو لم يكن في عشر ذي الحجة إلا يوم عرفة لكفاها ذلك فضلاً،