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The Covenant that Allaah took from His Slaves

▪ *The Covenant that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى Took from His Slaves*

“Allaah سبحانه و تعالى will say to the one who has been punished the least from the people of the Hell-fire on the Day of Judgment: ‘O son of Adam! How have you found your resting place?’

He will say: ’An evil resting place!’

It will be said to him: ‘If you had the world and everything in it, would you ransom yourself with it?’

He will say: Yes.

Allaah سبحانه و تعالى will say: You have lied, what I wanted from you was less than that, while you were in the spine (and in another narration: in the back) of Adam, that you do not associate anything with Me, and I will not enter you into the fire, but you refused and committed Shirk. He will be ordered to be taken to the fire.’

▪Regarding this hadeeth:

• Regarding His saying: ‘He will say: you have lied.’ An-Nawawee رحمه الله تعالى said:

‘It means: If We returned you to the Dunya, you would not have ransomed it, because you were asked for something easier than that but you refused. This will have the same meaning as in the saying of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى:

<< But if they were returned (to the world), they would certainly revert to that which they were forbidden. And indeed they are liars >>

Therefore, the meaning of this hadeeth is combined with the saying of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى:

<< If they had all that is in the earth, and as much again therewith to ransom themselves thereby >>

• Regarding, His saying: ‘I wanted from you’: i.e. I would have loved from you. When the word ‘Allaah’s Will’ (al-Irada) is mentioned in the Sharia’, it is used in the absolute sense. It means what is general both from the good and the bad, guidance and misguidance.

As is mentioned in the saying of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى:

<< And whomsoever Allaah wills to guide, He opens his heart to Islaam, and whomsoever He wills to send astray, He makes his heart closed and constricted, as if he is climbing up to the sky. >>

This Will of Allaah (al-Irada) is that which will most definitely happen. Sometimes when this Will of Allaah (al-Irada) is applied it means, that which is the synonym of love and being pleased. As is mentioned in the saying of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى:

<< Allaah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you >>

That is the meaning of the intent of the saying of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى in this hadeeth:

‘I wanted from you’ i.e. that I loved from you. The Will of Allaah (al-Irada) with this meaning might not happen, since Allaah Tabaraka wa Ta’ala does not force anyone to obey Him, even though He created them because of it.

<< Then whosoever wills, let him believe, and whosoever wills, let him disbelieve >>

So, therefore Allaah سبحانه و تعالى could want from His slave that what Allaah does not love from His slave, and Allaah loves from His slave that which His slave does not want.

Ibnul Qayyim رحمه الله تعالى called this Will of Allaah (al-Irada) a will of the order of being (al-Irada), taking that from the saying of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى:

<< Verily, His Command, when He intends a thing, is only that He says to it, “Be!” and it is>>

He called the other Will (al-Irada) which is a synonym for ‘being pleased’: the Sharia’ Will (al-Irada).

Whoever understands this division, then he has a solution to many of the problems of understanding the issues of al-Qadaa (Allaah’s ordainment of everything in creation) and al-Qadr (Allaah’s Pre-decree for the creation). And he will succeed from the fitna (tribulations) of the stance of those who say that a person does actions under force, or who hold the beliefs of the Mu’tazilah. The explanation of this can be found in the magnificent book ‘Shifaa’ al-Aleel al-Qadaa wal-Qadr wal-Hikmaah wa Ta’aleel’ by Ibnul-Qayyim رحمه الله تعالى.

• Regarding His saying: ‘……. and you were in the spine of Adam.’ Qadi Iyaad said:

‘The Messenger indicates to the saying of Allaah Ta’ala << And (remember) when your Lord brought forth from the Children of Adam, from their loins, their seed (or from Adam’s loin his offspring)>>, in the Ayaah.

This covenant was taken from them while they were in the spine of Adam. So, whoever fulfills it after he is brought into this world then he is a believer, and whoever does not fulfill it, is a Kaafir.

Therefore, the intent of this hadeeth is: I wanted from you when I took the covenant, but you refused so I took you to the Dunya but you committed Shirk.’

This is mentioned in ‘al-Fath.’

✍🏼Explained By the Muhaaddith, the Allaamah, Sheikh Naasirud-Deen al-Albaani (رحمه الله تعالى),

📙Source: Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah of Sheikh Al-Albaani (رحمه الله تعالى)

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No obedience to the creation in disobedience to the Creator

The fourth question of Fatwa no. 20145

Q 4: Is the following Hadith considered Sahih (authentic): There is no obedience to a creature if it involves disobedience to the Creator. ? Please mention the narrator and Sanad (chain of narrators) of this Hadith?

A: The Hadith in question is Sahih and is stated in the well-known Books of Sunnah. It is worth mentioning that there are similar wordings of the same Hadith that all give the same meaning. However, the wording which is quoted above was related by Imam Ahmad in his Musnad (Hadith compilation). In addition, it was related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim on the authority of `Aly (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: There is no obedience to a human being if it involves disobedience to the Creator. Obedience is only in Ma`ruf (that which is judged as good, beneficial, or fitting by Islamic law and Muslims of sound intellect).

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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The seven who will get the shade of Allaah

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are seven persons whom Allah will shade on a day when there is no shade but his. They are a just ruler, a young person who grew up in the worship of Allah, a person whose heart is attached to the mosques, two persons who love each other and who meet and depart from each other for the sake of Allah, a man whom a beautiful woman of high status seduces but he rejects her by saying I fear Allah, a person who spends in charity and conceals it such that his right hand does not know what his left hand has given, and a person who remembered Allah in private and he wept.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 629, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1031

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ سَبْعَةٌ يُظِلُّهُمْ اللَّهُ فِي ظِلِّهِ يَوْمَ لَا ظِلَّ إِلَّا ظِلُّهُ الْإِمَامُ الْعَادِلُ وَشَابٌّ نَشَأَ بِعِبَادَةِ اللَّهِ وَرَجُلٌ قَلْبُهُ مُعَلَّقٌ فِي الْمَسَاجِدِ وَرَجُلَانِ تَحَابَّا فِي اللَّهِ اجْتَمَعَا عَلَيْهِ وَتَفَرَّقَا عَلَيْهِ وَرَجُلٌ دَعَتْهُ امْرَأَةٌ ذَاتُ مَنْصِبٍ وَجَمَالٍ فَقَالَ إِنِّي أَخَافُ اللَّهَ وَرَجُلٌ تَصَدَّقَ بِصَدَقَةٍ فَأَخْفَاهَا حَتَّى لَا تَعْلَمَ يَمِينُهُ مَا تُنْفِقُ شِمَالُهُ وَرَجُلٌ ذَكَرَ اللَّهَ خَالِيًا فَفَاضَتْ عَيْنَاهُ

629 صحيح البخاري أبواب صلاة الجماعة والإمامة باب من جلس في المسجد ينتظر الصلاة وفضل المساجد

 1031 صحيح مسلم كتاب الزكا

Knowing your place

Knowing your place

Your kids are only yours because all of you are living here,

Your spouse belongs to you, in this life, or anybody else that you hold most dear;

We need to realize that Allaah is the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, He is the One we should mostly fear,

For when we return to Him, we would only be individuals that are separated from everyone else, waiting in anticipation for our time with Him in line with blank stares.

We are basically entrusted with these people for a period of time,

Ownership of each other is based on perception for the real owner is the Sublime;

We’re all connected to each other in some way or another, like fruits on a vine,

But on the Day of Resurrection we will soon find out that we were only a loan and our time came to an end in this life as we were passing time.

So how do you treat the one given to you by your Lord?

We need to know that a friend didn’t allow us to hold his property, so if broken we can just see if restoring it we can afford;

It is the One Who created us that allowed us to hold and take care of what He owns so don’t act like a hoard,

Because it is sufficient to know, spouse or child, your own body or the likes should only be treated like it’s your ward.

Sometimes we act like we created the thing and we can’t let it go,

We may even question the Creator about what we act like we don’t know;

Why did He cause this one to die or why did we get a divorce causing a big row,

Some of us may be rewarded for our time spent and go upward, while the heedless may end up down below.

Please, this life that we’re living is based on how we worship Allaah,

And if we look into our records til now, most of us haven’t had much good that will take us very far;

So when these people around you that you see from Muslims to non-Muslims aren’t treated with their due rights and are not up to par,

The reward for your bad treatment to them may be worse than being struck at full force by a car.

You’re only put in charge of your life, you’re not the real owner,

You need to realize that everything given to you is only as a loaner;

It’s hard at times to play your position because you’re a controller,

You’re not meant to be in this world forever, trust me, just live as a traveler.

Everyone That Day will be so caught up in where he or she may end up,

The tears and sweat from anticipation alone would overflow the biggest cup;

Atheists That Day will then realize that there really is a God after all, after having given their bodies a life most corrupt,

The design of every living thing is so perfect, that it shatters the Big Bang Theory period; full stop.

Asadullah Abu Muwahhid At-Tarinidadi

Du’ah on a Wednesday

Du’ah

✨ *Making Du’aa on Wednesday between Dhuhr and ‘Asr* ✨

جابر بن عبد الله يقول : دَعَا رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي هَذَا المَسْجِدِ ، مَسْجِدُ الفَتْحِ ، يَوْمَ الاثْنَيْنَ وَيَوْمَ الثَلاَثَاءِ وَيَوْمَ الأَرْبَعَاءِ ، فَاسْتَجَيْبَ لَهُ بَيْنَ الصَّلاَتَيْنَ مِنْ يَوْمَ الأَرْبَعَاءِ قَالَ جَابِرُ : وَلَمْ يَنْزِلْ بِي أَمْرٌ مُهِّمٌ غَائِظٌ إِلاَ تُوَّخَيْتُ تِلْكَ السَّاعَةَ ، فَدَعَوتُ اللهَ فِيهِ بَيْنَ الصَّلاَتَيْنَ يَومَ الأَرْبَعَاءِ فِي تِلْكَ السَّاعَةَ ، إِلاَ عَرَفْتُ الإِجَابَةَ

Jaabir Ibn ‘Abdullaah (radiAllaahu ‘anhumma) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) supplicated to Allaah in this masjid (Masjid Al-Fat-h) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. His du’aa was answered on Wednesday between the prayers of Dhuhr and ‘Asr.” Jaabir said: “There wasn’t anything that was crucially important for me to have solved except I called on Allaah during that hour of the day between Dhuhr and ‘Asr, knowing He would answer.”

[Bukhaaree in Adab Al-Mufrad (no. 703); graded hasan by Al-Albaanee in Saheeh Adab Al-Mufrad]

Knowing your reality

Knowing your reality

Some women choose the same type of person, but their situation changes,

They keep listening to what these so-called friends say, like they’re religious sages;

They know that in the beginning, they had a certain type of man that was right for them at that time, like you’re looking up jobs with only particular wages,

But when people come along later on in her life with qualities she currently needs, it’s like these brothers are rabid dogs, though she’s went through different stages.

Some people should choose a different person because they are no longer that person,

Some people look for the same person with a different face, knowingly setting themselves up for failure like you need a pimple popped so you go see a surgeon;

If you like a single brother for you, but you have little kids at home, then you should choose a different version,

Because a man who’s qualified to be a good husband, may not be a good step-father and your present condition may even worsen.

Do not marry the sister who don’t want to cover properly at this point in her life, when your current wife already does it,

You’re giving your kids different view points in their heads, when only one is necessary for them to love it;

Kids pick up on what they see quicker than what they hear, so be careful to choose wisely on every topic,

And if your first wife properly covers, then know that there is a clear difference between the one who covers correctly and the one who may just tightly wrap it.

Knowing the reality of your affair may bring some sort of wisdom to those who are looking,

Do not delude yourself in the look of things, when you know you need more than one who is just good-looking,

Allaah blesses the one who is very attractive to one’s eyes, for anybody who is out there really looking,

It’s the one who can stimulate you on a level that you need, inside and out, and not one who is just there only good for looking.

I can understand that we want what we want, but what we need in our lives is what is best,

A sister who is 19 and still a virgin may need the bare necessities more or less;

She is not like the sister who has kids and requires more, so this younger sister definitely requires less,

But why does the one who needs more confuses herself more and just only settle for less?

When do you have your situation set correctly, and you only go for what is best for you?

You know yourself better, so stick with what will only work for you;

If your kids need a real man in the house, then look for that primarily, because that is what’ll be best for you,

Instead of only looking for that one particular man from when you were only in charge of yourself, no, sister, that definitely won’t do for you.

One companion was asked by the prophet why he didn’t marry a virgin, salallaahu alayhi wa sallam,

He said that his father had died and had left him with younger sisters to take care of, so a virgin like himself was not wise to be chosen;

He recognized that an older experienced woman with good character for his younger sisters was a more appropriate token,

She was a definite prize for him, because of his present condition.

Also you may see sisters with mental issues that may make an inappropriate choice,

I say mental issues, oh my brothers, because we’re the ones who created these internal sounds in their heads, each one hearing her own mental voice;

She should choose a brother who can handle her specific affair, instead of burying it behind a curtain she could easily hoist,

That may one day cause havoc in her current relationship, be it a past mental, sexual or even physical abuse that plagues her like her body being probed with a wooden joist.

Asadullah Abu Muwahhid At-Tarinidadi

Are you having your menses?

“Are you having menses?”

Kharshah bin al-Hurr رحمه الله narrated that ‘Umar bin al-Khattaab رضي الله عنه saw a man with his ‘Izaar dragging below his ankles, so he said:

أحائض أنت، فقال يأمير المؤمنين وهل يحيض الرجل؟ قال: ” نعم لما أسبلت إزار لك – لأن إسبال الإزار لا يكون yإلا للنساء

“Are you having menses?” The man replied: “O Ameerul-Mu’mineen, does a man have menses?” He said, “Yes, if you hang your ‘Izaar down – because ‘Isbaal (wearing garments below the ankles) is only for the women.” Kharshah (the narrator) then said:

فأتى عمر بمشبط مقص وقص ما ذاد عن الكعبين “. قال خرشه بن الحر: فكأنى أنظر إلى خيوط الإزار على عقبيه

“So ‘Umar came with blade or scissors and cut what trailed from the ankles.” Kharshah then said: “It is as if I’m seeing the threads of the ‘Izaar hanging from his ankles (right now).” [Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, 8/393]

A time of benefit to fast

🛎🛎 *8 DAYS in a row of SUNNAH Fasting COMING UP!!!*

*Opportunity for a lot of Ajr, and its easier because its all in a row*

1⃣ Thursday 28th Sept = Sunnah day

2⃣ Friday 29th Sept = 9th Muharram (Day before ‘Ashoora)

3⃣ Saturday 30th Sept = 10th Muharram ( *’Ashoora* –> Expiation of minor sins of year before)

4⃣ Sunday 1st October = 11th Muharram (Day after ‘Ashoora)

5⃣ Monday 2nd October = Sunnah day

6⃣ Tuesday 3rd,

7⃣ Wednesday 4th and

8⃣ Thursday 5th October

= 13th, 14th and 15th of the month (The three white days/Ayaam Al Bayd)

The construction of Masjid Haram and Masjid Al Aqsa

There is a hadith that says the period between the construction of the Masjid Al Haram and Masjid Al Aqsa was fourty years, how can this be?

Answer :

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta has said in a answer :

Scholars have different views regarding who built Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa. It is said that it was Prophet Ya`qub (Jacob) ibn Is-haq (Isaac) ibn Ibrahim (Abraham). This view is close to the truth. It is also said that it was Sulayman (Solomon). The soundest opinion is that Sulayman renewed it but did not establish it. Because there were more than forty years between Sulayman and Ibrahim (Abraham) just as Al-Hafizh ibn Kathir (may Allah be merciful to him) mentioned.

Muslim related in his Sahih (authentic) Book of Hadith on the authority of Abu Dhar (may Allah be pleased with him) that he said: I said: O Messenger of Allah, which mosque was laid first on earth? He said: Al-Masjid Al-Haram. I said: Then what was next? He said: Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa I said: How long was between them? He said: Forty years. Wheresoever the time comes for Salah, perform it for it is a Masjid.

End of the Quote.

So the Masjid Al Haram was built by Ibrahim (Alaihissalam) and Masjid Al Aqsa was built by Yaqub (Alaihissalam) -who was grand son of Ibrahim- according to sound opinion and between the two was forty years.

See the full fatwa here :

http://www.alifta.net/Fatawa/FatawaDetails.aspx?languagename=en&View=Page&PageID=1999&PageNo=1&BookID=7#P228