Archive for January, 2008

Allah loves children

Posted in For children on January 8, 2008 by Muslimah
Allah loves children
who cares for others,
who do deeds of kindness
to sisters and brothers;
like lending a hand
to somebody hurt,
like smiling at him
and saying a kind word;
like happily sharing
with girls and with boys
one’s favorite things
like books and like toys;
like sending flowers to somebody ill;
a visit to him
would be nicer still.
There are many things
we can do for each other,
to make life happy
for our sister and brother

The Black Stone – Hajre-Aswad

Posted in Extra Knowledge, Islamic History with tags on January 7, 2008 by Muslimah

In the middle of a deserted valley surrounded by mountains, two men were at work. Slowly slowly, brick by brick, they were building the house of Allah Ta’ala. The friend and Prophet of Allah Ta’ala, Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and his dear son, the grandfather of the Prophet (SAW), Prophet Ismail (AS) were building the Kabah, continuously supplementing to Allah Ta’ala, until the Kabah had been created. It was missing one stone. On seeing this, Hadhrat Ibrahim(AS) instructed Hadhrat Ismail (AS) to go search for a stone, so that he can put into the empty space. Hadhrat Ismail (AS) obeying his father’s orders went searching for a stone, during which time Hadhrat Jibrael Alayhis Salam brought the Hajre Aswad to Ibrahim (AS).
Allah Ta’ala had placed the stone in mount Abu Kays, when the great flood occurred in the time of Hadhrat Nuh (AS), and ordered Hadhrat Jibrael Alayhis Salam that when you see my friend making my house, take the stone out for him and give it to him.
Hadhrat Ismail (AS)returned, and on seeing this stone he asked “Oh my father, where did you get this from?” Hadhrat Ibrahim (AS) replied, “Hadhrat Jibrael(AS)brought it.”
Hadhrat Jibrael(AS) placed the stone in its place, and Hadhrat Ibrahim (AS) applied the finishing touches. The Hajre Aswad was sparkling because of its pure whiteness, and it enlightened the north, south, east and west.
It has been related in a Hadith that Hadhrat Jibrael(AS) brought the Hajre Aswad from Jannah.
In another Hadith, it has been said by Hadhrat Ibn Abbas (SAW), that the Hajre Aswad and Makame Ibrahim are the two pearls from the pearls of Jannah. They came down from the sky with a divine light, and after being placed on the earth their light was extinguished. If Allah Ta’ala had not extinguished their light the two stones would have lit all that which is in between the sky and the earth.
The Hajre Aswad is that stone, from which millions of Muslims begin their tawaaf. When it first came from Paradise, it was brighter than snow and milk. Its length is approximately one foot and is embedded in the corner of the Kabah. Allah Ta’ala has given the stone a special attribute, that if any human kisses, touches or even gives istilam to the stone, it seeks forgiveness of sins for that very human and on the day of Judgement the stone will be given a tongue and will give witness for whoever has visited it on that day.
The stone slowly slowly started loosing its whiteness because of the large quantity of sinners kissing the stone. For this apparent reason part the stone has become black, but the embedded part in the structure of the Kabah is still white.
A further attribute of this stone is that the noble Prophet (SAW) has kissed this stone, so whenever anyone touches or kisses the stone, he is kissing or touching the place where the lips of the Prophet (SAW) had touched.

Battle of Motta

Posted in Islamic History with tags on January 7, 2008 by Muslimah

The battle of Motta took place in the city of ‘ Syria ‘, in a place known as ‘Motta’.

Our Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam had sent letters to all the rulers of the countries inviting them to embrace Islam. One of the rulers called ‘Sarabeel ibn Umar’, made Hazrat Harith ibn Umair become a martyr, who our Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam had sent in prison. “Sarabeel” was the ruler of Basra . Hazrat Harith got killed at the place of Motta. At that time, the Christians were not allowed to kill messengers.

Thus, our Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam got an army of 3,000 ready and appointed (1) Zaid–ibn–Haritha the leader, and said to him that if you were to get martyred then (2) Hazarat Jaffar-ibn-Abi-Talib, would take charge. (3) If he is martyred then Hazrat Abdullah-ibn-e-Rawaha shall be in charge. If he is martyred too, then the army may appoint the commander amongst yourselves.

Nearby was a Jew, who had apparently overheard everything. The Jew said, “The Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam’s predictions are true… No doubt!”

To differentiate them, the Muslims had a white flag. Our Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam said, “Don’t kill the monks, the great rabbies and the priests who take refuge, and busy themselves in worship in synagogues. Also do not kill the women and children”.

Hazrat Abdullah was crying because he was worried whether he would enter paradise or not, and said, “I wanted such a wound, that from it fountains of blood will pour out, thus I would be a martyr. I wished for such a wound from an arrow to hurt me, which would pierce my limbs and tear my guts apart”.

That was the kind of faith they had. They would give up anything just for their lord, and for a place in paradise.

Sharabeel got 100,000 people ready and help from the Romans with 100,000. Therefore, it was 200,000 against 3,000 Muslims.

Sharabeel’s brother was killed, so he quickly hid and asked the Romans for more help. Therefore, Hercules sent another 200,000.

At this point, Hazrat Zaid was martyred. Hazrat Jaffar went forward, and he cut his horses feet, thus ensuring he could not run back now! He lifted the flag in his right hand and fought. His right arm was chopped off, so he shifted the flag to his left arm, then his left arm was chopped off, so he lifted the flag and laid it under his armpit. He put his sword in his mouth and he fought until his last… until someone attacked him from behind.

Now Hazrat Abdullah came forth. He was hungry and he had not eaten for three or four days. His nephew had just bought him some meat to eat. He was eating when the news came to him that Hazrat Jaffar had been martyred. Hazrat Abdullah said to himself, “Look at you engrossed in the world eating, and Hazrat Jaffar has been martyred of 35 years of age, with 90 injuries. With this, he strode forward, but due to Satan’s evil whisperings, he did not feel bold. He said to himself “What are you backing off for?” “He said, “If it’s because I’m missing my wife, then she has got three divorces. If it is because of my slaves then they are all free, and if it is because of my gardens then they are for the poor. Then with full zest, he fought. He got injured on his finger and it was hanging off. Therefore, he put his finger under his foot and pulled it off! All this time, he was saying, “I have spent my life with ease and comfort, at the end of it all, what am I created out of?” He then got martyred.

Now the Muslims had a choice of appointing their commander, so they chose Hazrat Khalid bin Waleed. He was an expert in battles. He sorted the rows out and laid a new position. He said to the people at the back that when everyone is fighting deeply, come charging to the front, so that the Christians think that the Muslims have received some extra help. That’s exactly what happened. The Christians were afraid, and ran from the battlefield. Thus, the Muslims won the battle of Motta.

Our Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam was in Madina. He heard the news and told the people of Madina. Our blessed and noble Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam was shedding tears.

Thereafter, our Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wassallam would call Hazrat Jaffar’s son “The son of the one with two wings.” The reason being was Hazrat Jaffar was gifted with a pair of wings in place of losing his arms. Whereupon, he could fly where-ever he wished to fly in paradise!”

Frederic Kanoute remembers Allah

Posted in Islamic Images, Islamic news with tags on January 7, 2008 by Muslimah


Punishments for those who don’t pray

Posted in Extra Knowledge on January 6, 2008 by Muslimah

6 Punishments in this world…
Allah takes away blessings form his age (makes his life misfortunate)

2. Allah does not accept his dua’s.
3. Allah erases the features of good people form his face.
4.He will be detested by all creatures on earth.
5.Allah does not award him for his good deeds.
6. He will not be included in the dua’s of good people.

3 Punishments whilst dieing…
1.He dies humiliated
2. He dies Hungary.
3.He dies thirsty. Even if he drinks the water of all seas he will be thirsty.

3 Punishments in the grave…
1.Allah tightens hisgrave until his chest ribs come over each other.
2.Allah pours on him fire with embers.
3.Allah sets on him a snake called “ The Brave”, “The Bold” which hits him from morning until afternoon with each strike from the snake he sinks 70 yards under the ground.

3 Punishments on Day of Judgement…
1.Allah sends who would accompany him to hell pulling him on the face.
2. Allah gives him an angry look that makes the flesh of his face fall down.
3. Allah judges him strictly and orders him to be thrown in hell.

The Beautiful Names of Our Prophet(SAW) in the Quran

Posted in Extra Knowledge, Qura'an & Hadeeth on January 4, 2008 by Muslimah
There’s more than 400 names that are found in Hadiths, and the Ancient Books!!!
I- Names of the Prophet explicitly mentioned in the Qur’an
1. Muhammad: Praised One.
2. Ahmad: Most Deserving of Praise.
3. al-Ahsan: The Most Beautiful. The Best.
4. Udhun khayr: Friendly Ear.
5. al-A`la: The Highest (in all creation).
6. al-Imam: The Leader.
7. al-Amin: The Dependable.
8. al-Nabi: The Prophet.
9. al-Ummi: The Unlettered.
10. Anfas al-`arab: The Most Precious of the Arabs.
11. Ayatullah: The Sign of Allah.
12. Alif lam mim ra: A-L-M-R.
13. Alif lam mim sad: A-L-M-S
14. al-Burhan: The Proof.
15. al-Bashir: The Bringer of Good Tidings.
16. al-Baligh: The Very Eloquent One.
17. al-Bayyina: The Exposition.
18. Thani ithnayn: The Second of Two.
19. al-Harîs: The Insistent One.
20. al-Haqq: The Truth Itself.
21. Ha Mim: H-M.
22. Ha Mim `Ayn Sîn Qaf: H-M- ` -S-Q.
23. al-Hanif: The One of Primordial Religion.
24. Khatim al-nabiyyin: The Seal of Prophets.
25. al-Khabir: The Knowledgeable One.
26. al-Da`i: The Summoner.
27. Dhu al-quwwa: The Strong One.
28. Rahmatun li al-`alamin: A Mercy for the Worlds.
29. al-Ra’uf: The Gentle One.
30. al-Rahim: The Compassionate One.
31. al-Rasul: The Messenger.
32. Sabil Allah: The Path to Allah.
33. al-Siraj al-munir: The Light-Giving Lamp.
34. al-Shâhid: The Eyewitness.
35. al-Shahîd: The Giver of Testimony.
36. al-Sâhib: The Companion.
37. al-Sidq: Truthfulness Itself.
38. al-Sirat al-mustaqim: The Straight Way.
39. Tah Sîn: T-S.
40. Tah Sîn Mim: T-S-M.
41. Tah Ha: T-H.
42. al-`Amil: The Worker.
43. al-`Abd: The Slave.
44. `Abd Allah: Allah’s Slave.
45. al-`Urwat al-wuthqa: The Sure Rope.
46. al-`Aziz: The Mighty One. The Dearest One.
47. al-Fajr: The Dawn.
48. Fadl Allah: Allah’s Grace.
49. Qadamu Sidq: Truthful Ground.
50. al-Karim: The Generous One.
51. Kaf Ha’ Ya’ `Ayn Sad: K-H-Y- ` – S
52. al-Lisan: Language Itself.
53. al-Mubashshir: The Harbinger of Goodness.
54. al-Mubîn: The Manifest.
55. al-Muddaththir: The Cloaked One.
56. al-Muzzammil: The Enshrouded One.
57. al-Mudhakkir: The Reminder.
58. al-Mursal: The Envoy.
59. al-Muslim: The One Who Submits.
60. al-Mashhud: The One Witnessed To.
61. al-Musaddiq: The Confirmer.
62. al-Muta`: The One Who Is Obeyed.
63. al-Makîn: The Staunch One.
64. al-Munadi: The Crier.
65. al-Mundhir: The Admonisher.
66. al-Mizan: The Balance.
67. al-Nas: Humanity.
68. al-Najm: The Star.
69. al-Thaqib: The Sharp-Witted One.
70. al-Nadhîr: The Warner.
71. Ni`mat Allah: Allah’s Great Favor.
72. al-Nur: The Light.
73. Nun: N.
74. al-Hadi: Guidance Itself.
75. al-Wali: The Ally.
76. al-Yatim: The Orphan. The Unique One.
77. Ya Sîn: I-S.

Why should Muslim Women wear Hijab?

Posted in Qura'an & Hadeeth on January 4, 2008 by Muslimah

Ask yourself, or ask the next person who asks you that question, if a female judge walked into the courtroom wearing a tight miniskirt and low-cut blouse, would you take her seriously? Who would you respect more, a woman dressed like that or one dressed modestly? The Qur’an was revealed for all times, and though circumstances change, human nature does not. The fact is that men do like to look at women, so a woman who covers herself is more likely to be respected as a person than looked upon as a piece of meat or toy!

Muslim women wear hijab—which is more than just a head cover—because God ordered them to do so in two places in the Qur’an, and because Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) also ordered it. The Qur’an says in Surah 24, verses 30 – 31 what means:
*{Tell the believing men to lower their gaze and be modest. That is purer for them! Allah is Aware of what they do. And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and  and their adornment only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils over their bosoms, and not to reveal their adornment save to their own husbands or fathers or husbands fathers, or their sons or their husbands’ sons, or their brothers or their brothers’ sons or sisters sons, or their women, or their slaves, or male attendants who lack vigor, or children who know naught of women’s nakedness. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And turn unto Allah together, O believers, in order that ye may succeed.}*

These verses tell us that our Islamic dress is not just a matter of covering the head alone, but also of covering the bosom, which is attractive to men, and of lowering the gaze and walking in a way that does not attract attention. Note that the order to lower the gaze was addressed first to men..

Also the other verse about the same point, which is verse number 59 in Surah 33:

*{O Prophet! Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them [when they go abroad]. That will be better, that so they may be recognized and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.}*

This indicates that one of the reasons for hijab is to distinguish the believing woman from the non-believing. This relates to the logic behind hijab.
Al Sayda Aisha:
Mentioned the women of Ansar, praised them and said good words about them. She then said: When Surat Al-Nur came down, they took the curtains, tore them and made head covers (veils) of them. (Sunan Abu Dawud: Book 32, Number 4089) Allah knows best

Prophet(SAW) said (Frightening hadith!):
“That among the signs of the Day of Judgment is that there will be women who will be dressed but will be naked, so curse them because for they are truly cursed! And they will never ever smell the fragrance of Paradise – authentic narration.” Allah knows best