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

Posted by ibn1brahim in 059. Surah al-Hashr, AlMaghrib Institute, Audio, Companions, Du'a, History, Islam, Islam Muslim, Masjid, Masjid Tawheed, Mishary Rashid al-Afasy, Qur'an, Reciters, Salah, Tafsir, Yaser Birjas.
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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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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.

what is the good of this world? what is the good of the hereafter? April 14, 2008

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Commenting on 2:201 of the Qur’aan which states:

رَبَّنَآ ءَاتِنَا فِىالدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الاٌّخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً

Our Lord! Give us the good of this world and the good of the hereafter…

Al-Hasan Al-Basri – may Allah have mercy on him – said:The good of this world is knowledge and worship, and the good of the hereafter is Paradise.”

– Al-Aajurri in Akhlaaq Al-‘Ulamaa’ #30; Ibn Jareer in his Tafseer of this verse.

Scholars of tafseer like Ibn Jareer and Ibn Katheer point out that ‘the good of this world‘ is general and includes all those things which have been allowed for us to enjoy and which are considered useful by people for day-to-day living. And they point out that above this; the good of this world includes those things which will lead to success in the hereafter. This narration reminds us of these loftier things we should ask Allah for, and that the good of this life embraces what is required or recommended for a worshipper of Allah to acquire on this Earth, like knowledge of his religion and good deeds.

“for sure, this young man was more intelligent than me” April 14, 2008

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It is reported from ‘Abdullaah bin ‘Abbaas – may Allaah be pleased with them – that he said:

“After Allaah’s Messenger – Allaah’s peace and blessings be upon him – passed away, I said to a man from the Ansaar,

“Come, let us ask [and learn from] the Prophet’s Companions, Allaah’s peace and blessings be upon him, for they are many in number today.”

He replied, “I am surprised at you Ibn ‘Abbaas – do you really think people need you when there are so many Companions of the Prophet?”
So he did not involve himself in this endeavor, but I busied myself asking [the Companions about issues]. If I heard of a hadeeth being reported by a man, I would come to him and if he was taking his midday nap I would lay down my garment and lie outside waiting for him, with the wind blowing dust in my face. The man would come out [for Dhuhr] and see me in that state, and he would exclaim, “O nephew of Allaah’s Messenger! What has brought you here? You should have sent for me and I would have come to you!” I would say, “Rather I should come to you [to seek knowledge].” I would then ask him about the hadeeth I heard.

The man [who I originally invited to seek knowledge with me] remained as he was, and when he saw how people would gather around me [to seek knowledge] he said, “For sure, this young man was more intelligent than me.”

– Ad-Daarimi, As-Sunan 2/129.

Verily, The Good Deeds Remove the Evil Deeds March 18, 2008

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﴿وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَوةَ طَرَفَىِ النَّهَارِ وَزُلَفاً مِّنَ الَّيْلِ إِنَّ الْحَسَنَـتِ يُذْهِبْنَ السَّـيِّئَـتِ ذلِكَ ذِكْرَى لِلذَكِرِينَ – وَاصْبِرْ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لاَ يُضِيعُ أَجْرَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ ﴾

And perform the Salah, at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds. That is a reminder for the mindful. And be patient; verily, Allah wastes not the reward of the doers of good.

[Qur’an 11:114]

﴿إِنَّ الْحَسَنَـتِ يُذْهِبْنَ السَّـيِّئَـتِ﴾

“Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds.” This is saying that the performance of good deeds is an expiation of previous sins. (more…)

Majesty of Divine Speech – Episode 19 – The Healthy Marriage March 6, 2008

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Certainly will the believers have succeeded:
They who are during their prayer humbly submissive
And they who turn away from ill speech
And they who are observant of zakah
And they who guard their private parts
Except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed, they will not be blamed –
But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors –
And they who are to their trusts and their promises attentive
And they who carefully maintain their prayers –
Those are the inheritors
Who will inherit al-Firdaus. They will abide therein eternally.

[Qur’an 23:1-11]

Colors of Faith From the Verses of the Qur’an March 1, 2008

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The Durbah Newsletter Squad has just released the official Heavenly Hues newsletter.

Featuring:
• A Letter from Shaykh Yaser to Durbah
• 9 articles
• GEMS from the seminar

Without further ado I invite you to experience:
Alwaan ul Emaan Min Ayaatil Qur’aan
(Colors of Faith from the Verses of the Qur’an)


http://forums.almaghrib.org/showthread.php?t=24713

May Allah (SWT) reward everyone who helped put this wonderful publication together. And may it be a source of benefit to people all around the world.

Husn al-Khatimah (The Good End) March 1, 2008

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“If you want a good end, then you must live an honorable life (in the service of Allah).”

Post-Fajr Talk by Shaykh Hatem Al-Haj

Masjid Tawheed 3/1/08

Our life is dependent upon the last action that we do before death.

‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud, radiyallahu ‘anhu, reported: The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, the most truthful, the most trusted, told us:

“…I swear by Allah – there is no God but He – one of you may perform the deeds of the people of Paradise till there is naught but an arm’s length between him and it, when that which has been written will outstrip him so that he performs the deeds of the people of the Hell Fire; one of you may perform the deeds of the people of the Hell Fire, till there is naught but an arm’s length between him and it, when that which has been written will overtake him so that he performs the deeds of the people of Paradise and enters therein.” [Al-Bukhari & Muslim]

What leads to a good end? (more…)

Majesty of Divine Speech – Episode 8: The Best Friend: Prophet Ibrahim February 26, 2008

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Allah only chooses the best and so He chose Prophet Ibrahim as His friend. Br. Nouman shows us his character with Allah and brings out the lessons for us to learn from.

“Verily! They are enemies to me, save the Lord of the worlds;”

“Who has created me, and it is He Who guides me;”

“And it is He Who feeds me and gives me to drink.”

“And when I am ill, it is He who cures me;”

“And Who will cause me to die, and then will bring me to life (again);”

“And Who, I hope will forgive me my faults on the Day of Recompense, (the Day of Resurrection),”

My Lord! Bestow Hukman (religious knowledge, right judgement of the affairs and Prophethood) on me, and join me with the righteous;”

[Shu’ara: 77-83]

Majesty of Divine Speech – Episode 7: Righteous Company February 25, 2008

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Br. Nouman discusses the results of taking friends other than the righteous slaves of Allah. Sorry about Episode 6, couldnt make it 2 the…. Sep 26, 2007.
Br. Nouman discusses the results of taking friends other than the righteous slaves of Allah.

And (remember) the Day when the wrong-doer will bite at his hands, he will say: “Oh! Would that I had taken a path with the Messenger ( Muhammad SAW).

“Ah! Woe to me! Would that I had never taken so-and-so as a friend!

“He indeed led me astray from the Reminder (this Qur’ân) after it had come to me. And Shaitân (Satan) is ever a deserter to man in the hour of need.”

And the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) will say: “O my Lord! Verily, my people deserted this Qur’ân (neither listened to it, nor acted on its laws and orders).

Thus have We made for every Prophet an enemy among the criminals. But Sufficient is your Lord as a Guide and Helper.

[Furqaan: 27-31]