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Rizq of Brotherhood – Surah al-Hashr May 23, 2009

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Certain ayaat from Suratul Hashr were on my mind yesterday, the ones about the brotherhood, and Sheikh Ibrahim recited that very surah in salah today. Sheikh Yaser Birjas once told us during a brothers QA session that rizq is more than just money, but rather it includes other blessings, including your wife, kids, etc. Alhamdulillah, I’ve been fortunate enough to come across some brothers who are amazing, mashaAllah, who exemplify the ayaat and ahadeeth about brotherhood we come across so often, particularly between the Muhajiroon and Ansaar. It reinforces the idea that reading a book will never compare to the actual emotion and experience.

For the poor emigrants who were expelled from their homes and their properties, seeking bounty from Allah and [His] approval and supporting Allah and His Messenger, [there is also a share]. Those are the truthful.

And [also for] those who were settled in al-Madinah and [adopted] the faith before them. They love those who emigrated to them and find not any want in their breasts of what the emigrants were given but give [them] preference over themselves, even though they are in privation. And whoever is protected from the stinginess of his soul – it is those who will be the successful.

And [there is a share for] those who came after them, saying, “Our Lord, forgive us and our brothers who preceded us in faith and put not in our hearts [any] resentment toward those who have believed. Our Lord, indeed You are Kind and Merciful.”

[Hashr: 8-10]

Tafsir: Virtues of the Muhajiroon and Ansaar, Selflessness of the Ansaar

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Makkah Ruku

It was narrated that al-Nu’maan ibn Basheer said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“The believers, in their mutual mercy, love and compassion, are like a (single) body; if one part of it feels pain, the rest of the body will join it in staying awake and suffering fever.”

تَرَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ فِي تَرَاحُمِهِمْ وَتَوَادِّهِمْ وَتَعَاطُفِهِمْ كَمَثَلِ الْجَسَدِ إِذَا اشْتَكَى عُضْوًا تَدَاعَى لَهُ سَائِرُ جَسَدِهِ بِالسَّهَرِ وَالْحُمَّى

Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5665; Muslim, 2586.

Preparing for the Hereafter – Surah at-Takweer April 23, 2009

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During the first rak’ah of Maghrib salah at Masjid Tawheed, Shaikh Ibrahim recited Surah at-Takweer. He recited in such a way that it kept your ears open, waiting for him reach the verse of interest. When he reached that verse, he recited it twice:

When the sun is wrapped up [in darkness]
And when the stars fall, dispersing,
And when the mountains are removed
And when full-term she-camels are neglected
And when the wild beasts are gathered
And when the seas are filled with flame
And when the souls are paired
And when the girl [who was] buried alive is asked
For what sin she was killed
And when the pages are made public
And when the sky is stripped away
And when Hellfire is set ablaze
And when Paradise is brought near,
A soul will [then] know what it has brought [with it].

rocky-road

مَنْ أَصْبَحَ وَالدُّنْيَا أَكْبَرُ هَمِّهِ شَتَّتَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ شَمْلَهُ وَفَرَّقَ عَلَيْهِ ضَيْعَتَهُ وَلَمْ يَأْتِهِ مِنْ الدُّنْيَا إلَّا مَا كُتِبَ لَهُ .

وَمَنْ أَصْبَحَ وَالْآخِرَةُ أَكْبَرُ هَمِّهِ جَمَعَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ شَمْلَهُ وَجَعَلَ غِنَاهُ فِي قَلْبِهِ ؟ وَأَتَتْهُ الدُّنْيَا وَهِيَ رَاغِمَةٌ

(الْحَدِيثِ الْمَرْفُوعِ الَّذِي رَوَاهُ التِّرْمِذِيُّ)

“Whoever wakes up and this world is his main concern, Allaah will make him scattered and shattered, and he will feel a sense of panic and loss, and he will get nothing of this world except that which was already decreed for him. But whoever gets up and is mostly concerned about the Hereafter, Allaah will cause him to feel focused and content, and will give him a feeling of being independent, and worldly gains will come to him willingly or unwillingly.”
(Marfoo’ hadeeth which was narrated by al-Tirmidhi)

أَنْتَ مُحْتَاجٌ إلَى الدُّنْيَا وَأَنْتَ إلَى نَصِيبِك مِنْ الْآخِرَةِ أَحْوَجُ

فَإِنْ بَدَأْت بِنَصِيبِك مِنْ الْآخِرَةِ مَرَّ عَلَى نَصِيبِك مِنْ الدُّنْيَا فَانْتَظَمَهُ انْتِظَامًا

(قَالَ بَعْضُ السَّلَفِ)

“You are in need of this world but you are in greater need of your share of the Hereafter. If you start with your share of the Hereafter, then your share of this world will automatically come with it.”
(Scholar of the past)

May Allah help us to remember Him, to be grateful to Him and worship Him properly.

Surah al-Qalam – Maher al-Mueaqly February 12, 2009

Posted by ibn1brahim in 068. Surah al-Qalam, Audio, Islam, Islam Muslim, Maher al-Mueaqly, Qur'an, Reciters.
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A man who wishes he could make just one sajdah…

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The Day the shin will be uncovered and they are invited to prostration but the disbelievers will not be able, Their eyes humbled, humiliation will cover them. And they used to be invited to prostration while they were sound.

[al-Qalam 68: 42-43]

Surah al-Insan – Mishary Rashid August 7, 2008

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And they give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive, [Saying], “We feed you only for the countenance of Allah . We wish not from you reward or gratitude. Indeed, We fear from our Lord a Day austere and distressful.”

So Allah will protect them from the evil of that Day and give them radiance and happiness.

[Insan: 8-11]

Surah Ale ‘Imran – Mishary Rashid August 4, 2008

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1:18:45

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They receive good tidings of favor from Allah and bounty and [of the fact] that Allah does not allow the reward of believers to be lost – Those [believers] who responded to Allah and the Messenger after injury had struck them. For those who did good among them and feared Allah is a great reward –

Those to whom hypocrites said, “Indeed, the people have gathered against you, so fear them.” But it [merely] increased them in faith, and they said, “Sufficient for us is Allah , and [He is] the best Disposer of affairs.” So they returned with favor from Allah and bounty, no harm having touched them. And they pursued the pleasure of Allah , and Allah is the possessor of great bounty.

That is only Satan who frightens [you] of his supporters. So fear them not, but fear Me, if you are [indeed] believers.

[Ale ‘Imran: 171-175]

Surah Yusuf – Mahmood Khalil al-Husary August 1, 2008

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(57:09)

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“And I have followed the religion of my fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. And it was not for us to associate anything with Allah. That is from the favor of Allah upon us and upon the people, but most of the people are not grateful.”

[Yusuf: 38]

Tajweed Podcast in English August 1, 2008

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MashaAllah, pretty cool website..

http://tajweedinenglish.com/

Surah al-Shu’ara – Mishary Rashid July 27, 2008

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(30:46)

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Perhaps, [O Muhammad], you would kill yourself with grief that they will not be believers. If We willed, We could send down to them from the sky a sign for which their necks would remain humbled. And no revelation comes to them anew from the Most Merciful except that they turn away from it.

[Ash-Shu’ara 26:3-5]

Signs and Traits of the Hypocrites: In Light of the Qur’an July 27, 2008

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Translated by Yahya Adel Ibrahim

* Traits: Causing Corruption and Mischief upon the earth

“And when it is said to them: “Make not mischief on the earth,” they say: ‘We are only peacemakers.’ Verily! They are the ones who make mischief, but they perceive not.” Al-Baqarah 2:11,12

* Trait: Inspiring one another with evil words

“And so We have appointed for every Prophet enemies – Shayâtin (devils) among mankind and jinns, inspiring one another with adorned speech as a delusion (or by way of deception). If your Lord had so willed, they would not have done it, so leave them alone with their fabrications.” Al-An‘âm 6:112

* Traits: Deception and Mendacity

“They (think to) deceive Allâh and those who believe, while they only deceive themselves, and perceive (it) not!” al-Baqarah 2:9

* Traits: Mocking the believers

“And when they meet those who believe, they say: “We believe,” but when they are alone with their Shayâtin (devils – polytheists, hypocrites, etc.), they say: “Truly, we are with you; verily, we were but mocking.” Al-Baqarah 2:14

* Traits: Laziness, heedlessness and forgetfulness of Allâh

“Verily, the hypocrites seek to deceive Allâh, but it is He Who deceives them. And when they stand up for As-Salât (the prayer), they stand with laziness and to be seen of men, and they do not remember Allâh but little.” An-Nisâ (4:142)

* Trait: Squandering their mental faculties to use in sin

“They are deaf, dumb, and blind, so they return not (to the Right Path).” Al-Baqarah 2:18

* Traits: They lay in wait to chastise and defame the believers

“Those (hyprocrites) who wait and watch about you; if you gain a victory from Allâh, they say: “Were we not with you,” but if the disbelievers gain a success, they say (to them): “Did we not gain mastery over you and did we not protect you from the believers?” Allâh will judge between you (all) on the Day of Resurrection. And never will Allâh grant to the disbelievers a way (to triumph) over the believers.” An-Nisâ 4:141

* Trait: Rejection of the Hukm (rulings) of Allah and His Prophet.

“And when it is said to them: “Come to what Allâh has sent down and to the Messenger (Muhammad SAW),” you (Muhammad SAW) see the hypocrites turn away from you (Muhammad SAW) with aversion.” An-Nisâ 4:61

* Traits: Seeking to rationalize and explain their sinful deeds when they are confronted with the evilness of their actions. They seek to conceal their evil intentions by swearing that their sinful deeds were unintentional.

“How then, when a catastrophe befalls them because of what their hands have sent forth, they come to you swearing by Allâh, “We meant no more than goodwill and conciliation!” an-Nisâ 4:62

“They have made their oaths a screen (for their evil actions). Thus they hinder (men) from the Path of Allâh, so they shall have a humiliating torment.” Al-Mujadilah 58:16

* Traits: Focusing on the visible ornaments and beautifications. They are eloquent speakers who do not act upon their many words. They weave mirages of sensibility and grandeur.

“And when you look at them, their bodies please you; and when they speak, you listen to their words. They are as blocks of wood propped up. They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies, so beware of them. May Allâh curse them! How are they denying (or deviating from) the Right Path.” Al-Munafiqûn 63:4

* Trait: They rejoice at the misfortune and sadness of the believers.

“If good befalls you (O Muhammad SAW), it grieves them, but if a calamity overtakes you, they say: “We took our precaution beforehand,” and they turn away rejoicing.” At-Taubah 9:50

* Trait: Seeking to please humanity at the expense of displeasing Allah.

“They (the hypocrites) swear to you (Muslims) that you may be pleased with them, but if you are pleased with them, certainly Allâh is not pleased with the people who are Al-Fâsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allâh).” At-Taubah 9:96

* Trait: Mocking and defaming the believers

“Those who defame such of the believers who give charity (in Allâh’s Cause) voluntarily, and those who could not find to give charity (in Allâh’s Cause) except what is available to them, so they mock at them (believers), Allâh will throw back their mockery on them, and they shall have a painful torment.” At-Taubah 9:79

* Trait: They discourage the believers from fighting the disbelievers. They seek to cause discord and Fitnah in the ranks of the believers and spread corruption and mischief throughout the earth. As such Allah ordained upon them that they not join the believers in the battles (out of their own fears).

“And if they had intended to march out, certainly, they would have made some preparation for it, but Allâh was averse to their being sent forth, so He made them lag behind, and it was said (to them), “Sit you among those who sit (at home). Had they marched out with you, they would have added to you nothing except disorder, and they would have hurried about in your midst (spreading corruption) and sowing sedition among you, and there are some among you who would have listened to them. And Allâh is the All-Knower of the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.).”

at-Taubah 9:46,47

* Trait: They seek the future in the present, the temporal rather than the permanent and the finite happiness to the infinite pleasure. They are the foremost in seeking share from the spoils while being the last in earning them by setting out for Jihad.

“Had it been a near gain (booty in front of them) and an easy journey, they would have followed you, but the distance (Tabuk expedition) was long for them, and they would swear by Allâh, “If we only could, we would certainly have come forth with you.” They destroy their ownselves, and Allâh knows that they are liars.” At-Taubah 9:42

Surah al-Kahf – Mishary Rashid July 21, 2008

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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.”
[Kahf: 110]