2009/11/30

The Angels Write Our Good and Bad Deeds

Narrated Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him)


The Prophet (Peace be upon him) narrating about his Lord and,

"Allah ordered (the appointed angels over you) that the good and the bad deeds be written, and He then showed (the way) how (to write). If somebody intends to do a good deed and he does not do it, then Allah will write for him a full good deed (in his account with Him); and if he intends to do a good deed and actually did it, then Allah will write for him (in his account) with Him (its reward equal) from ten to seven hundred times to many more times: and if somebody intended to do a bad deed and he does not do it, then Allah will write a full good deed (in his account) with Him, and if he intended to do it (a bad deed) and actually did it, then Allah will write one bad
deed (in his account)."

2009/11/23

A Story Relating to Prophet Ibrahim, Ismail (PBUH) and Hajj in Mecca

Ibn Abbas
(R.A) Narrated that :
When Abraham (Peace be upon him) had differences with his wife), he took Ishmael (Peace be upon him) and his mother and went away. They had a water-skin
with them containing some water, Ishmael's mother used to drink water from the water-skin so that her milk would increase for her child. When Abraham reached Mecca, he made her sit under a tree and afterwards returned home. Ishmael's mother followed him, and when they reached Kada', she called him from behind, "O Abraham! To whom are you leaving us?" He replied, "(I am leaving you) to Allah's (care)." She said, "I am satisfied to be
with Allah." She returned to her place and started drinking water from the water-skin, and her milk increased for her child. When the water had all been used up, she said to herself,
"I'd better go and look so that I may see somebody." She ascended the Safa mountain and looked, hoping to see somebody, but in vain.

When she came down to the valley, she ran till she reached the Marwa mountain. She ran
to and fro (between the two mountains) many times. They she said toherself, "I'd better go and see the state of the child." She went and found it in a state of one on the point of dying. She could not endure to watch it dying and said (to herself), "If I go and look, I may
find somebody." She went and ascended the Safa mountain and looked for a long while but could not find anybody. Thus she completed seven rounds (of running) between Safa and
Marwa. Again she said (to herself), "I'd better go back and see the state of the child." But suddenly she heard a voice, and she said to that strange voice, "Help us if you can offer
any help." Lo! It was Gabriel (who had made the voice).

Gabriel hit the earth with his heel like this (Ibn 'Abbas hit the earth with his heel to
illustrate it), and so the water gushed out. Ishmael's mother was astonished and started digging. (Abu Al-Qasim) (i.e. the Prophet) said, "If she had left the water, (flow naturally
without her intervention), it would have been flowing on the surface of the earth.")
Ishmael's mother started drinking from the water and her milk increased for her child.
Afterwards some people of the tribe of Jurhum, while passing through the bottom of the valley, saw some birds, and that astonished them, and they said, "Birds can only be found
at a place where there is water." They sent a messenger who searched the place and found the water, and returned to inform them about it.

Then they all went to her and said, "O Ishmael's mother! Will you allow us to be with you (or dwell with you)?" (And thus they stayed there.) Later on her boy reached the age of
puberty and married a lady from them. Then an idea occurred to Abraham which he disclosed to his wife (Sarah), "I want to call on my dependents I left (at Mecca)." When he went there, he greeted (Ishmael's wife) and said, "Where is Ishmael?" She replied, "He has gone out hunting." Abraham said (toher), "When he comes, tell him to change the
threshold of his gate." When he came, she told him the same whereupon Ishmael said to her, "You are the threshold, so go to your family (i.e. you are divorced)."

Again Abraham thought of visiting his dependents whom he had left (at Mecca), and he told
his wife (Sarah) of his intentions. Abraham came to Ishmael's house and asked. "Where is
Ishmael?" Ishmael's wife replied, "He has gone out hunting," and added, "Will you stay (for some time) and have something to eat and drink?" Abraham asked, "What is your food and what is your drink?" She replied, "Our food is meat and our drink is water." He said, "O
Allah! Bless their meals and their drink." Abu Al-Qa-sim (i.e. Prophet) said, "Because of Abraham's invocation there are blessings (in Mecca)." Once more Abraham thought of
visiting his family he had left (at Mecca), so he told his wife (Sarah) of his decision. He went
and found Ishmael behind the Zam-zam well, mending his arrows. He said, "O Ishmael,
Your Lord has ordered me to build a house for Him." Ishmael said, "Obey (the order of) your
Lord." Abraham said, "Allah has also ordered me that you should help me therein." Ishmael
said, "Then I will do." So, both of them rose and Abraham started building (the Ka'ba) while
Ishmael went on handing him the stones, and both of them were saying, "O our Lord!
Accept (this service) from us, Verily, You are the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing." (2.127) When
the building became high and the old man (i.e. Abraham) could no longer lift the stones (to
such a high position), he stood over the stone of Al-Maqam and Ishmael carried on handing him the stones, and both of them were saying, -O our Lord! Accept (this service) from us,
Verily You are All-Hearing, All-Knowing." (2.127)

Reference : Bukhari

2009/11/17

What is faith?

Narrated Abu Huraira (May Allah be pleased with him)


One day while the Prophet (peace be upon him) was sitting in the company of some people, (The angel) Gabriel came and asked, "What is faith?" Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) replied, 'Faith is to believe in Allah, His
angels, (the) meeting with Him, His Apostles, and to believe in Resurrection." Then he further asked, "What is Islam?" Allah's Apostle replied, "To worship Allah Alone and none else, to offer prayers perfectly to pay the compulsory charity (Zakat) and to observe fasts
during the month of Ramadan." Then he further asked, "What is Ihsan (perfection)?" Allah's
Apostle (peace be upon him) replied, "To worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you cannot achieve this state of
devotion then you must consider that He is looking at you." Then he further asked, "When will the Hour be established?" Allah's Apostle replied, "The answerer has no better
knowledge than the questioner. But I will inform you about its portents.

When a slave (lady) gives birth to her master.
When the shepherds of black camels start boasting and competing with others in the construction of higher buildings. And the Hour is one of five things which nobody knows except Allah.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) then recited: "Verily, with Allah (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour--." (31. 34) Then that man (Gabriel) left and the Prophet asked his companions to call him back, but they could not see him. Then the Prophet said, "That was Gabriel who came to teach the
people their religion." Abu 'Abdullah said: He (the Prophet (peace be upon him)) considered all that as a part of faith.

Ref: Bhukhari

2009/11/13

Muslims and non-Muslims, hold on for a while


Because I have something to tell you :)

A German guy who is the murderer of the Muslim Woman Marwa, Murdered in Germany last July was judged on few days ago and will be in jail for the rest of his life for killing a Muslim woman and stabbing her husband defending her...
This was the information on a group for that accident if you didn't come across it before:
Marwa El Sherbiny, Victim of Terrorism

Marwa El Sherbiny, who was 3 months pregnant when she was killed by a German in a Court of Law, is the well educated Egyptian mother of a 3 year old son.
Marwa went with her husband who is a graduate student in Germany.

What did Marwa do? Nothing, What did Marwa say? Nothing, But Marwa used her right to wear what she wants,What she believes is good for her, Hijab.

Marwa was brutally stabbed to death by a terrorist: A German Terrorist this time..

Marwa was killed in a Court of Law Where was the Judge?
Where were the security guards?
Where was the police?

For 8 minutes the killer continued stabbing her inside the court room in front of the Judge.
What did the Judge do? Nothing.

Her husband tried to save her but he was stabbed too. The Police arrived But what did the Police do? They shot her Egyptian Husband, Ironically, for the German police an Arab is a Terrorist!

What kind of law is this? The prey gets hunted while everybody watches: Isn't this the law of the Jungle?
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Important Note:
Violence should not lead to violence, The main goal of this group is to condemn the tragic killing of Marwa El Sherbiny and to make sure that the killer gets the punishment he deserves.

We also hope to stop the escalating racism against Muslims.


This goal ought to be achieved peacefully without hostility against the Germans or Europeans in general. Our main concern with the German administration is the lack of security in the court room, the delay in police interference and in condemning the crime.
Racial profiling should also be condemned.
Marwa should not have died in vain.

The link to the group for more info
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Well, I believe that Marwa, the killed Muslim woman in Germany is a victim of racial discrimination and ignorance, and the German guy who murdered her is a victim at the same time but of his government that teaches hatred and difference intolerance to it's people..

We Muslims are also mistaken by not letting people from other cultural background know more about us and about our belief system that teaches peace, love and mercy to mankind and orders us to spread them...

Me, You, My brother in Islam and you My sister in Islam could be a part of the issue if you are not trying to do your best in terms of:

*Dawah..


*Learning your religion properly so that you could teach it to others.


I would like to remind myself and you with this beautiful verse, simplifying everything:

{يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنْثَى وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ
خَبِيرٌ (13) } الحجرات

[O, people, we have created you from a male and a female and made you into peoples and tribes that you may know each other. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of Allah is the greatest in righteous practice.] Qur'an 49/13

Human beings, chill out please and let everybody believe in, think, wear and do like whatever they want..

Let all this difference intolerance, Racial discrimination and hatred based on race and religion come to an end ...

Peace be upon you...
from my blog: I write here for you

2009/11/09

The story of Abu Dhar's (R.A) conversion to Islam

Abu Jamra
narrated that
Ibn 'Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said to us, "Shall I tell you the story of Abu Dhar's (may Allah be pleased with him) conversion to Islam?" We said, "Yes." He said, Abu Dhar (R.A) said: "I was a man from the tribe of Ghifar. We heard that a man (peace be upon him) had appeared in Mecca, claiming to be a Prophet. I said to my brother, 'Go to that man (peace be upon him) and talk to him and bring me his news.' He set out, met him and returned. I asked him, 'What is the news with you?' He said, 'By Allah, I saw a man enjoining what is good and
forbidding what is evil.' I said to him, 'You have not satisfied me with this little information.'
So, I took a waterskin and a stick and proceeded towards Mecca. Neither did I know him (i.e. the Prophet (peace be upon him)), nor did I like to ask anyone about him. I kept on drinking Zam-zam water and staying in the mosque. Then 'Ali (R.A) passed by me and said, 'It seems you are a stranger?' I said, 'Yes.' He proceeded to his house and I accompanied him. Neither did he ask me anything, nor did I tell him anything. Next morning I went to the mosque to ask about the Prophet (peace be upon him) but no one told me anything about him. 'Ali (R.A)passed by me again and
asked, 'Hasn't the man recognized his dwelling place yet?' I said, 'No.' He said, 'Come along with me.' He asked me, 'What is your business? What has brought you to this town?' I said
to him, 'If you keep my secret, I will tell you.' He said, 'I will do,' I said to him, 'We have heard that a person has appeared here, claiming to be a Prophet (peace be upon him). I sent my brother to speak to him and when he returned, he did not bring a satisfactory report; so I thought of meeting him personally.' 'Ali (R.A) said (to Abu Dhar), 'You have reached your goal; I am going to him just now, so follow me, and wherever I enter, enter after me. If I should see someone who may cause you trouble, I will stand near a wall pretending to mend my shoes (as a
warning), and you should go away then.' 'Ali (R.A) proceeded and I accompanied him till he entered a place, and I entered with him to the Prophet (peace be upon him) to whom I said, 'Present (the
principles of) Islam to me.' When he did, I embraced Islam 'immediately. He said to me, 'O Abu Dhar! Keep your conversion as a secret and return to your town; and when you hear of our victory, return to us. ' I said, 'By Him Who has sent you with the Truth, I will
announce my conversion to Islam publicly amongst them (i.e. the infidels),' Abu Dhar went to the mosque, where some people from Quraish were present, and said, 'O folk of Quraish! I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, and I (also) testify that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is Allah's Slave and His Apostle.' (Hearing that) the Quraishi men said, 'Get at this Sabi (i.e. Muslim)!' They got up and beat me nearly to death. Al 'Abbas (R.A) saw me and
threw himself over me to protect me. He then faced them and said, 'Woe to you! You want to kill a man from the tribe of Ghifar, although your trade and your communications are through the territory of Ghifar?' They therefore left me. The next morning I returned (to the Mosque) and said the same as I have said on the previous day. They again said, 'Get at
this Sabi!' I was treated in the same way as on the previous day, and again Al-Abbas found me and threw himself over me to protect me and told them the same as he had said the day before.' So, that was the conversion of Abu Dhar (may Allah be Merciful to him) to Islam."

2009/11/08

Prayers of 3 Men Who Took Shelter Inside a Cave

Ibn Umar (a companion of Messenger Muhammad peace be him) narrated that:

Allah's Apostle (peace be him) said, "Once three persons (from the previous nations) were traveling, and
suddenly it started raining and they took shelter in a cave. The entrance of the cave got closed while they were inside. They said to each other, 'O you! Nothing can save you except the truth, so each of you should ask Allah's help by referring to such a deed as he thinks he did sincerely (i.e. just for gaining Allah's pleasure).' So one of them said, 'O Allah! You know that I had a laborer who worked for me for one Faraq (i.e. three Sas) of rice, but he departed, leaving it (i.e. his wages). I sowed that Faraq of rice and with its yield I bought cows (for him). Later on when he came to me asking for his wages, I said (to him), 'Go to those cows and drive them away.' He said to me, 'But you have to pay me only a Faraq of rice,' I said to him, 'Go to those cows and take them, for they are the product of that Faraq (of rice).' So he drove them. O Allah! If you consider that I did that for fear of You, then please remove the rock.' The rock shifted a bit from the mouth of the cave. The second one said, 'O Allah, You know that I had old parents whom I used to provide with the milk of my sheep every night. One night I was delayed and when I came, they had slept, while my wife and children were crying with hunger. I used not to let them (i.e. my family) drink unless my parents had drunk first. So I disliked to wake them up and also disliked that they should sleep without drinking it, I kept on waiting (for them to wake) till it dawned. O Allah! If You consider that I did that for fear of you, then please remove the rock.' So the rock shifted and they could see the sky through it. The (third) one said, 'O Allah! You know that I had a cousin (i.e. my paternal uncle's daughter) who was most beloved to me and I sought to seduce her, but she refused, unless I paid her one-hundred Dinars (i.e. gold pieces). So I collected the amount and brought it to her, and she allowed me to sleep with her. But when I sat between her legs, she said, 'Be afraid of Allah, and do not deflower me but legally. 'I got up and left the hundred Dinars (for her). O Allah! If You consider that I did that for fear of you then please remove the rock. So Allah saved them
and they came out (of the cave)."

Ref: Bukhari

(This Hadith indicates that one can only ask Allah for help directly or through his performed good deeds. But to ask Allah through dead or absent prophets, saints, spirits, holy men, angels etc. is absolutely forbidden in Islam and it is a
kind of disbelief.)
 

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