Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Names And Characteristics Of The Qur'aan

بـسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The Names and Characteristics of the Qur’aan
Source: How To Memorise the Qur’aan (ITI Publications)
Article ID: SCL050001

To assist you in knowing the true worth of the Qur’aan, you should know that Allaah has named the Qur’aan with many names and amongst them are:

Al-Qur’aan (the Recital), Al-Furqaan (the Criterion between Truth and falsehood), at-Tanzeel (the Revelation), Al-Kitaab (the Book).

Allaah has also given the Qur’aan many descriptions in His verses and amongst them are:

Noor (Light), Huda (Guidance), Mauidhah (Admonition), Shifaa (Healing), Rahmah (Mercy), Mubaarak (Blessing), Mubeen (Clear, Manifest), Bushraa (Good Tidings), Azeez (Mighty), Majeed (Glorious), Basheer (Bringer of Glad Tidings), Nadheer (Warner), Kareem (Noble), Ahsanul-Hadeeth (the Best of Speech)

Allaah the Exalted said, in describing His Book:

Allaah has sent down the most beautiful of speech, a Book, (parts of it) resembling (others) oft-repeated. The skins of those who fear their Lord shiver from it. Then their skins  and their hearts soften to the remembrance of Allaah. (Zumar 39:23)

Originally from: Kaifa Nafhamul-Qur’aan of Jameel Zainoo, with slight  modification

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Which prayers should a woman pray once she has stopped Menstruating? A Very Easy Manual

Menstruation to Purity

Shaykh ‘Abd al-Azīz ibn Bāz (may Allāh have mercy on him) said:

If a woman becomes pure before al-Fajr, then she prays  al-Maghrib and al’Ishā.

If she becomes pure after al-Fajr – before sunrise – then she only prays al-Fajr.

If she becomes pure after sunrise, then she does not have to pray Fajr.

If she becomes pure after ath-Thuhr, then she only prays ath-Thuhr.

If she becomes pure after al-‘Ar, then she prays ath-Thuhr and al-‘Ar.

If she becomes pure after al-Maghrib, then she only prays al-Maghrib.

If she becomes pure after al’Ishā, then she prays al-Maghrib and al-‘Ishā.

@AbooRuqayyahAMK, 6/20/16, 4:06 AM 

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Random Quote Of The Day

Precious Gems

If Allah wants good for His servant, He would make him admit his sins and prevent him from committing other sins, spend what he has for His sake and be ascetic in what he has, and endure the abuse of others. If Allah wants evil for His servant, He would do the opposite of all that.


Al-Fawā'id A COLLECTION OF WISE SAYINGS, p. 160 of Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim | Rendered into  English by: Bayan Translation Services | Translation of Umm Al-Qura, Publishing and Distribution.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

On Riyaa` And Its Meaning, Ruling and Types

Riyaa’ and Its Types

Its meaning:

It is derived from ar-Ru’yah (a vision, sight, observation). It’s foundation is doing actions of goodness and piety so that people see them or hear of them, in order to win their praise and admiration, to gain position and status amongst them and to obtain the goals and objectives of this world.

Its ruling:

It is haraam due to the clear texts of the Book and the Sunnah. Allaah, the Exalted said:

And they were not commanded except to worship Allaah making the Deen sincerely for Him and being upright and true (in faith), to establish regular prayer and to practice regular charity. That is the right and straight Deen.1

Allaah the Exalted also said:

And whether you hide what is in your souls or make it manifest Allaah knows it.2

Allaah the Exalted has already warned against riyaa’ when he said:

And if you associate (partners with Allaah) vain and useless will be your work.3

Abu Hurairah also reports: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) say: ”Allaah (glorified and exalted be He) said: I am so self-sufficient that I am in no need of having an associate. Thus he who does an action for someone else’s sake as well as Mine will have that action renounced by Me to him whom he associated with Me.”4

The Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) also said:”Whoever learnt knowledge by which the Face of Allaah Azzawajall should be sought, and did not learn it except to gain a portion of the world will not find the fragrance of Paradise on the Day of Judgment.5

Its Types:

1. Riyaa' of the Body

This occurs by appearing to be emaciated and pale so that others may see the intensity of his striving and the abundant fear of the hereafter. Also included in this is lowering the voice and sinking of the eyes, showing that one has a weak and feeble body in order to show others that he is diligent in observing fast.

2. Riyaa’ of the outward appearance

Such as the effects of prostration on the face or wearing a specific type of clothing which only a few people wear and whom people consider to be scholars. So he wears this apparel so that it may be said. He is a scholar.

3. Riyaa by ones speech

This occurs mostly by admonitioning others, reminding them, memorizing details and narrations for the sake of argumentation, making it open and known that one has copious and abundant knowledge, moving ones lips for the remembrance of Allaah in the presence of others, becoming angry when evil occurs between people, lowering the voice and making it soft and tender when reciting the Qur’aan so as to show others his fear, sadness and other such things.

4. Riyaa’ with ones actions

Like the showing off the worshipper by lengthening the standing and prolonging the rukoo’ and sujood. Outwardly displaying khushoo’ and showing off due to fasting, going on military expeditions, pilgrimage, charity and other such things.

5. Riyaa’ on account of ones friends and visitors

Like the one who burdens himself in order to visit a scholar or a pious worshipper so that it may be said: So and so visited so and so. This also occurs by inviting people to ones house so that it may be said: The people of the Deen frequently visit him.

Should the Muslim abandon an action due to fear of Riyaa’?

Leaving an action out of fear of falling into riyaa’ is one of the biggest mistakes and ways of falling into the trap of Shaytaan.

If the intent and motive for an action is correct and righteous and if it is in agreement with what has been legislated then the action should never be abandoned due to the presence of the danger of riyaa’. Rather it is obligatory upon the muslim to strive against this threat and danger. This is achieved by making his heart cling to modesty in front of Allaah and fear of Him, and changing the praise and admiration of creation for His praise and admiration.

Fudayl ibn Iyaad (rh) said: Doing an action for the sake of people is Shirk and leaving an action for the sake of people is Riyaa’. Ikhlaas is when Allaah saves you from them both.

Extracted from “The Book of Sincerity” by Hussain al-Awaa’ishah

1.Soorah Bayyinah 98:5
2.Soorah Aali Imran 3:29
3.Soorah Zumar 39:65
4.Reported by Muslim
5.Reported by Abu Dawood with a Saheeh isnaad



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