Thursday, January 19, 2012

Random Quote Of The Day

بـسم الله الرحمن الرحيم    

١٣٠١.وَ عَنْ حُذَيْفَةَ رَضِيَ الله تَعَالَى  
عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ :  
مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ لاَيَدْخُلُ الْجَنَّةَ قَتَّتٌ.

Narrated Hudhaifa رضى الله عنه : Allāh's Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم said,

A backbiter will not enter Paradise. 1[Agreed upon]


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1. Hāfiz Mundhiri observes that according to a common concensus of the scholars of Ummah, the practice of backbiting is forbidden.This is one of the major sinful acts.

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Source: Bulugh Al-Maram, p. 528, Hadith no. 1301 |Compiled by Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani (With brief notes from the Book Subul-us-Salam)|Written by: Muhammad bin Ismail As-Sanani|Dar-us-Salam Publications

Monday, January 9, 2012

7.2 Sadness in the World & Misery in the Hereafter


aygam, the devout worshipper, said, If the Hereafter of the believer does not bring happiness then two matters have gathered for him: sadness in this world and misery in the Hereafter. It was asked of him, How can a person who is striving hard in the abode of this world not face happiness in the Hereafter? He replied, What of acceptance? What of safety? How many are the people who think they have worked righteous deeds yet on the Day of Judgement they are gathered together and thrown in his face.167

It is because of this that Āmir ibn Abd Qays and others would be greatly apprehensive of the verse,

‏٢٧ اِنَّمَا يَتَقَبَّلُ اللّٰهُ مِنَ الۡمُتَّقِيۡنَ 

Allāh accepts only from those who ward off (evil).168

Ibn Awn said, Do  not feel secure because of a great number of deeds for you do not know if they have been accepted or not. Do not feel secure about your sins for you do not know if they have been expiated or not. This is because all of your deeds are unseen  to you and you have no idea what Allāh will do with them.

Nakhaī wept at the time of his death saying, I await the messenger of my Lord and I have no idea if he will give me a glad tidings of Paradise or Hell.169 Another also felt anxious at the time of death and it was asked of him, Why so anxious?He replied, This is the time in which I have no idea where I will be led.

One of the Companions was overcome with anxiety at the time of his death and he was asked after his state to which he replied, Allāh took His creation in two handfuls, a handful for Paradise and a handful for Hell, and I have no idea to which handful I belong!170

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167 Abū Nuaym, vol. 3, p. 360.
168 al-Māidah (5): 27
169 Abū Nuaym, vol. 4, p. 224
170 Amad #17594 on the authority of one of the Companions, and Haythamī, vol. 7, pg. 187 said, Its narrators are those of the aī. abarānī, al-Kabir, vol. 20, pg. 365, records it on the authority of Muādh ibn Jabal and Haythamī points out two weaknesses in the isnād.

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Selected from: THE JOURNEY TO ALLĀH, p. 88, chapter 7, by al-āfi ibn Rajab al-anbalī, Translated by Abū Rumaysah, DAAR US-SUNNAH PUBLISHERS, BIRMINGHAM.