'Whoever guides (another) to a good deed will get a reward similar to the one who performs it.'

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Death

Whatever religion or way of life we follow, we all agree that death will come to us sooner or later.

DeathThe Prophet (peace be upon him) came to see Abu Salamah when his sight had become fixed (he had passed away). 

So the Prophet (peace be upon him) closed his eyes and said,

"When the soul is seized and it leaves the body, the eyes follow it."

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tamlik

The issue of Tamlik (Transfer of Ownership) 
Tamlik 
The majority of Muslim jurists agrees that, even in the fixed eight categories of recipients, the condition for a valid payment of Zakah is that someone deserving should be given possession of Zakah property as its owner

If money was spent for the benefit of these very people - without having made them possess it as its owner - Zakah will remain unpaid.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Music Is Haram

Music Is Haram
In recent years, music has become an extremely important issue for Muslims across the entire world, to such an extent that it is affecting every Muslim in today’s modern day society, the so called  modern era.

Today, individuals are being confronted by a situation where one is forced to listen to music whether by choice or without.

Music is played in nearly all department stores, super markets, streets, technologies, all kinds of transportation, sadly enough, I can’t even believe I’m writing this, even Muslim households. Some even try to justify music as being halal, Allah save us, Aameen.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Romance

Sweetest thing ever.. Romance of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her). 

RomanceAisha (may Allah be pleased with her) and the Prophet (peace be upon him) would use code language with each other denoting their love.

She asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) how he would describe his love for her. The Prophet Muḥammad (peace be upon him) answered, saying,

Monday, October 14, 2013

Eid Ul Adha: Eid Mubarak!

Eid MubarakI just want to say a big 'Eid Mubarak!'

Lets take a moment to remember our blessed brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers in Syria, Palestine, across the whole Muslim Ummah who are not as fortunate as us.

May Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) individually and collectively fulfill all their needs, Aameen.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hunting - Dog & Falcon

Some companions asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) about the rule governing hunting with the help of a trained dog and falcon.

FalconThe answer was given in the following verse,

"They ask you as to what has been made lawful for them. Say, 'Made lawful for you are good things, and (hunting through) birds and beasts of prey that you train teaching them out of what Allah has taught you. So, eat of what they hold for you, and recite the name of Allah upon it.' And fear Allah. Surely, Allah is swift at reckoning. (Surah Al-Aa'idah: 5:4)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Good Wife

A Good WifeThe profile of a good wife can be adapted to the rule - that man is charged with a duty-bound authority over women. Women are described as good ones and bad ones in the Qur'an.

This means that women who are righteous accept this rule of the precedence of men and obey them, and when they are not with them, they stand guard on their own selves, as well as on what the husband has earned for the family.

Obviously, goes without saying that the protection of the personal honour and modesty of a women, and that of everything else in the house are under her charge are basic to the happiness that lies behind a successful home management.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Alcohol Is The Mother Of All Evils

Effect of Alcohol on the Liver
AlcoholWine and alcohol cause swelling and weakening of liver and slow down its function. The swelling increases and this gives rise to acute pain of the liver.

The part of the liver that is nearer to the stomach is first affected. The kidneys become yellow and the effect becomes apparent in the eyes of that person.

Alcohol prohibited in Islam 

Alcohol is the mother of all evils; whoever falls into this sin, it will lead him into other evil actions. We ask Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) to keep us safe and sound. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak!This may sound a little strange but I couldn't help myself from writing this, since I have today, I just want to say a big Eid Mubarak!

I want to thank Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) for everything and allowing us to live on this joyful day.

May Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) give us life to see next Ramadhan as the clocks of life are ticking by,

and may He accept all our efforts & forgive our shortcomings during this blessed month of Ramadhan, Aameen.

"The life of this world is of three days: As for yesterday it has vanished, along with all that was in it; tomorrow, you may never see; As for today, it is yours, so work in it." (Al-Hasan Al-Basri)

Remember our dear brothers & sisters in Syria insha'Allah..

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Husband’s Rights Over His Wife

The rights of the husband over his wife are among the greatest rights; indeed his rights over her are greater than her rights over him, because Allah says,

Parrots"And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect) to what is reasonable, but men have a degree (of responsibility) over them" (al-Baqarah 2:228)
 

Al-Jassaas said,

"Allah tells us in this aayah that each of the spouses has rights over the other, and that the husband has one particular right over his wife which she does not have over him."

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ramadhan Kareem

Moon StarsI want to wish you all a wonderful Ramadhan Mubarak! 

I'm really sad about what's happening in Egypt & Syria and we are all too, I'm sure.

Our hearts are with them, may Allah help the Muslim Ummah & grant the whole of mankind guidance upon the straight path.
 
I pray that Allah grants the ones suffering patience and victory, Ameen. Remember to make lots of supplication in Ramadhan.
 
Wishing you all a great day & a happy Ramadhan insha'Allah!

Sunday, July 07, 2013

The Boat

BoatThe example of the one who is steadfast on preserving the limits of Allah and the one who has fallen over it is that of a people that are on a boat.

Some of them go to the top and others go to the bottom. Those on the bottom - in order for them to drink - had to disturb those on top.

So they said to themselves: "Let us make a hole in the bottom of the boat in this portion of ours, so as not to disturb those above."

If the people on top leave them to what they want to do, they will all die. If they deal with them and stop them, they will save everyone. (Al Tirmidhi)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Poor Man


Poor ManIt was a usual meeting. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) was in his place and his companions gathered around him to hear the words of wisdom and guidance.

Suddenly a poor man in rags appeared, saluted the assembly,

"Assalamu Alaikum" and finding a vacant place, comfortably sat down. The Prophet (peace be upon him) had taught them that all Muslims were brothers and in an assembly one should sit wherever one finds a place, regardless of any status.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Food Benefits

Fig
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) told us food benefits.

1. Barley -
الشعير - Good in fever, while use in a soup form.

2. Dates -
تمر - The Prophet (peace be upon him) said that a house without dates has no food. Dates should also be eaten at the time of childbirth.

3. Figs -
تين - A fruit from paradise and a cure for piles.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Singing


Singing In IslamIbn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said,

"The interpretation of the Sahaabah and Taabi’in, that ‘idle talk’ refers to singing, is sufficient." 

This was reported with saheeh isnaads from Ibn ‘Abbaas and Ibn Mas’ood. Abu’l-Sahbaa’ said, 

"I asked Ibn Mas’ood about the aayah" (interpretation of the meaning), 

"And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks" [Luqmaan 31:6].

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Free Mixing In Islam

Free mixing in Islam is the intermingling of the opposite sexes namely men and women.

Muslim Man And Women1. Mixing of women with men who are their Mahram (husband and men whom she may never marry, e.g. father, brother, son etc). There is no doubt that this is permissible in Islam.

2. Mixing of women with non-Mahram men for evil and depraved purposes. There is no doubt that this type is not allowed (haram) in Islam.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Horses In Islam

HorseIt all started when the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the Muslim knights from the Arabian peninsula spread the Words of Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) and His beloved messenger through the region.

Defeating the enemies, their empires and strongholds, thus making the horses one of the weapons of Islam, and the Muslims as their masters.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Spiritual illnesses

Flower, The Wonders of the HeartA human has two aspects to his life, physical and spiritual. The physical aspect is related to the body and the spiritual aspect is related to the soul.

Both aspects are vulnerable to illnesses. Just as the body can suffer from physical ailments such as cancer, TB, fever, headache, etc..

The soul can also suffer from spiritual illnesses, such as riya (ostentation), takabbur (pride and arrogance), hasad (jealousy), lack of sabr (patience), lack of shukr (gratitude), love for fame and wealth, etc.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Curing Fear & Insomnia

The Prophet's (peace be upon him) guidance on curing fear and insomnia is the best guidance in my opinion.

Sunrise
At-Tirmidhi narrated in his Sunan that Khalid once complained to the Prophet (peace be upon him) that he does not sleep well at night. Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

"When you go to bed say, 'O Allah! The Lord of the seven heavens and what is under them, the Lord of the earths and what they carry, and the Lord of the devils and whoever they misguide!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

The Ith-khir

Ith-khir
In the Sahih it is narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said in Makkah about its plants,

"Do not cut its plants."

Al Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said,

"Except for Al-Ith-khir, O messenger of Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala), for their (the people of Makkah) servants use it and it is also used for their houses."

Monday, December 24, 2012

Proper Way To Sit While Eating

BlackberriesThe Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

"I do not eat while leaning on my side."

He also said,

"I only sit like the slave sits and eat like the slave eats."

Leaning on the side harms the stomach because it prevents the food from going down the proper channel and reaching the stomach quickly,

as it pressures the stomach and does not allow it to be open properly for the food to pass through.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Praise Allah

If I am afflicted with a calamity, I praise Allah for it 4 times:

FeathersI praise Him because it wasn't worse than it was,

I praise Him when He gives me the patience to bear it,

I praise Him for enabling me to say al-istirja' ('To Allah we belong and to him we will return) in hope of a great reward,

I praise Him for not making it a calamity in my religion. (Shurayh)

"If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee."

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What Is Love?

The Prophet (peace be upon him) narrated that his Lord said,

Three Lions
“My love is guaranteed for two who love one another for My sake; My love is guaranteed for two who visit one another for My sake; My love is guaranteed for two who help one another (financially) for My sake; My love is guaranteed to two who uphold ties with one another for My sake." (Ahmad)

I know a man who lost his parents but refused to be called an orphan. He was man enough to love a strong woman years older than him, worked for her and made her stronger, opened his heart to her, shared his fears to no one but her.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Utrujj (Citron)

Did you know it is narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

"The example of the believer who prays the Qur'an is the example of the Utrujj: its taste is delicious and its scent is pleasent." (Sahih)

The Utrujj consists of four elements, namely the peel, heart (or pulp), the pith, and the seed. The peels are hot and dry, while the pulp is hot and wet. The Utrujj pith is cold and dry, while its seed is hot and dry.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

A River

Waterfall
I entered Paradise and found myself by a river, by its edges were tents of pearls.

Then I tapped with my hands where the water was running, and there was then a beautiful smell of Musk.

I asked, "What is this O Gabriel?"

He said, "This is Kawthar (river in Paradise) which Allah has given to you." (Sahihi al-Jami)

"The similitude of knowledge without action is a book ladened donkey." (Qur'an, 62:5)

Monday, October 29, 2012

After Hajj

Firstly, the sincerity of intention should remain even after the performance of Hajj. There should be no pomp or show. One should not wished to be called or recognized as a Haajji.

The Kaaba
Many people adopt the habit of talking frequently about their journey in order that people may come to know of their Hajj. This is a deceit from Shaytaan who ruins the ibaadah of the person who is unaware ot it.

It is therefore, of great importance that the pilgrim does not talk about his Hajj without necessity, as it may lead to riyaa (show, insincerity).

However, if necessity arises and one must talk about his Hajj, then he is at liberty to do so.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Eid Ul Adha

Eid Mubarak!
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La Ilaha Illallahu, Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa lillahilhamd.

Sunnats Of Eid Ul Adha

Monday, October 22, 2012

Water

Waterfall"I am but a man. I make mistakes sometimes and I am correct sometimes, so examine my opinions and accept anything that agrees with the Book and Sunnah; and leave anything that does not agree with the Book and Sunnah." (Imam Malik)

"The best properties are; a tongue which remembers Allah, a thankful heart and a believing wife who helps [to strengthen] one's faith." (Tirmidhi)

"Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe?" (Qur'an 21:30)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I Love U

LoveheartThis may sound a little strange but I couldn't help myself from writing this, since I have today, I just want to say a big 'I Love U' to all my friends and followers.

I want you to know how grateful I am to have you in my life. I do love you all and your blogs. I appreciate your kind comments on my posts.. they keep me going.. so keep them coming!

Why shouldn't I be grateful to have such blogger friends like you?

"The life of this world is of three days: As for yesterday it has vanished, along with all that was in it; tomorrow, you may never see; As for today, it is yours, so work in it." (Al-Hasan Al-Basri)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tawaafe Widaa

For as long as you remain in Makkah, value every second and engage in tawaaf, Umrah, zikr, and ibadaah, etc. However, do not perform Umrah until after 13th Zul Hijjah.

Tawaafe Widaa
Time For Tawaafe Widaa

Tawaafe widaa can be performed any time after tawaafe ziyaarat but it is more better to perform it at the very time of departing.

1. When you decide to depart from Makkah Mukarramah, perform tawaafe widaa (farewell tawaaf) which is waajib.

2. Perform two raka'at of tawaaf at Maqaamah Ibraaheem and then go to the well of Zamzam and facing qiblah drink its water in three draughts to your fill.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Sixth Day - 13th Zul Hijjah

PeltingThe ramee of 13th Zul Hijjah is not waajib. However, it is more virtuous and of greater merit to pelt all the three Shaytaan on 13th Zul Hijjah too.

If you have decided to pelt the Shaytaan on the 13th too, then follow the same procedure mentioned in Fourth Day - 11th Zul Hijjah.

Mas'alah: For those pilgrims who have remained in Minaa until sub'h saadiq of 13th Zul Hijjah, to perform ramee on this day is waajib too.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fifth Day - 12th Zul Hijjah

Ramee - 12th Zul Hijjah
Follow the same procedure mentioned in Fourth Day - 11th Zul Hijjah. Pelting before zawaal on this day too is not permissible.

Mas'alah: If one cannot leave Minaa before sunset, then it is makrooh to leave without ramee (pelting) of the following day, i.e. 13th Zul Hijjah.


It is not waajib to pelt the jamaraat the following day in this case, nor is it impermissible to leave Minaa.

Mas'alah: If one did not leave Minaa before sub'h saadiq the following morning, i.e. the morning of 13th Zul Hijjah, then it is waajib to perform the ramee of that day. Failure will result in dam.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Fourth Day - 11th Zul Hijjah

RameeRamee

The only ritual to be performed today is ramee which is waajib. You will throw seven pebbles seperately at each of the three jamaraat known as the small Shaytaan, middle Shaytaan and large Shaytaan.

Mas'alah: It is sunnah to do ramee of the jamaraat in order. First pelt the small Shaytaan, then the middle Shaytaan and lastly the large Shaytaan.

Time for Ramee

The time for ramee on 11th and 12th Zul Hijjah begins at zawaal and ends at sub'h saadiq the following morning. It is divided as follows:

Monday, October 08, 2012

Tawaafe Ziyaarat

Tawaafe Ziyaarat1. Now proceed to Makkah and perform tawaafe ziyaarat which is fardh in Hajj. After performing tawaafe ziyaarat the restriction on sexual relationship will be lifted too.

Mas'alah: If sa'ee has already been performed after tawaafe qudoom (by those performing Hajj Qiraan and Hajj Ifraad) or after putting on the ihraam of


Hajj (by those performing Hajj Tamattu') then you need not repeat the sa'ee again and the tawaaf will be performed without ramal and idhtibaa.

However, if sa'ee is yet to be performed, then one should do ramal in the first three rounds and (if still wearing the sheets of ihraam) the idhibaa in all seven rounds.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Halaq/Qasr - Shaving/Triming

Halaq Qasr1. Now shave or trim your hair. Sit facing the qiblah and start from the right hand side.

Women will trim slightly more than an inch from the end of their plaits. It is haraam for them to shave their heads.

Mas'alah: Shaving is more virtuous than trimming. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is reported to have made du'aa thrice for those who shaved and only once for those who trimmed their hair.

Mas'alah: It is waajib to shave or trim a quarter of your head to come out of ihraam and to shave or trim the whole head is Sunnah. However, to shave or trim only a quarter of the head is makroohe tahreemee (prohibited).

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Nahr - Animal sacrifice

1. After completing the ramee, sacrifice an animal.

Mas'alah: The sacrifice is known as dame shukr and is waajib upon those performing Hajj Qiran and Hajj Tamattu' and mustahab for those performing Hajj Ifraad. Read IMPORTANT NOTE under TO MINAA.

NahrNOTE: Do not confuse yourself between dame shukr and annual qurbaani of 'Eedul Adh'haa. Dame shukr is only waajib upon those performing Hajj Qiraan or Hajj Tammatu', whereas qurbaani is waajib annually upon every Muslim who is sane, baaligh and upon whom Zakaat is binding and who is not a musaafir (Shar'ee traveller).

NOTE: To find out whether the annual quarbaani of 'Eedul Adh'haa is waajib upon you or not, read the last mas'alah under FIRST DAY.

Mas'alah: Those performing Hajj Qiraan and Hajj Tamattu' must form niyyah (intention) that the sacrifice is for Hajj Qiraan or Hajj Tamattu'; otherwise the sacrifice will not be valid.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Ramee (Pelting)

Today (i.e. 10th Zul Hijjah) you will throw seven pebbles at only the jamarah known as the Jamaratul Uqbaa or large Shaytaan.

Pelting The ShaytaanNOTE: There are three pillars near the main Masjid of Minaa - Masjide Khayf - which are commonly known to people as Shaytaans or jamaraat.

The one nearest to Masjide Khayf is the small one and the one furthest is the largest.

Mas'alah: Ramee is waajib. Failure will result in dam.

Mas'alah: It is bid'ah (innovation) to pelt the other two jamarah viz. middle Shaytaan and the small Shaytaan on 10th Zul Hijjah.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Third Day - 10th Zul Hijjah

Wuqoof Of Muzdalifah

1. Perform Fajr Salaat as soon as its time commences.

Mas'alah: Wuqoof of Muzdalifah is waajib and its time begins from sub'h saadiq and ends at sunrise. 


If one spent even a little portion of this time in Muzdalifah, he will be absolved of this obligation. However, it is better to remain until just before sunrise.

Mas'alah: If one left Muzdalifah before sub'h saadiq or arrived into Muzdalifah after sunrise, he will not be absolved of this obligation.

Mas'alah: There is no 'Eed Salaat upon the pilgrims.

NOTE: IT is important to note the time of Fajr Salaat in Makkah the day you leave for Minaa. This is the time for Fajr Salaat in Muzdalifah too.


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Second Day - 9th Zul Hijjah

ArafaatTo Arafaat

1. Leave for Arafaat after sunrise. On the way, recite talbiyah, du'aa, durood, zikr and takbeer in abundance.

Mas'alah: To leave Minaa before sunrise is contrary to Sunnah.

2. On reaching Arafaat, make all necessary preparations before zawaal. Relieve yourself of all necessities.

Mas'alah: The time for wuqoof (stay) in Arafaat starts from zawaal on 9th Zul Hijjah and ends at sub'h saadiq the following morning.


It is fardh to spend even a little portion of this time in Arafaat. To remain in Arafaat until sunset is waajib.

Friday, September 28, 2012

First Day - 8th Zul Hijjah

Hajj map
1. Proceed to Minaa after sunrise with talbiyah flowing from your lips.

2. Remain in Minaa and perform Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib, 'Eeshaa and Fajr of the following day. Also spend the night in Minaa.

Mas'alah: It is mustahab to perform these five Salaat in Minaa.

Mas'alah: There are no prescribed devotions on this day. Recite talbiyah excessively. Spend every moment in ibaadah, zikr, istighfaar, tilaawat, durood shareef and learning and teaching.

Mas'alah: If, when you arrive in Makkah for Hajj, the total number of days you intended to stay continuously in Makkah before 8th Zul Hijjah were 15 days or more, then you are a muqeem, i.e you will perform all the Salaat during the five days of Hajj complete.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Five Days Of Hajj

BEFORE 8TH ZUL HIJJAH

If you are performing Hajj Ifraad and Hajj Qiraan, then you are already in ihraam. You do not need to adopt another ihraam.
Tents in Minaa

If you are performing Hajj Tamattu', you will need to enter the ihraam with the intention of performing Hajj.

1. On the 8th Zul Hijjah, you will be leaving for Minaa after sunrise; therefore complete all your preparations by the 7th Zul Hijjah.

2. If you are performing Hajj Tamattu', then cleanse yourself, perform ghusl, etc. before the morning of 8th Zul Hijjah and put on the sheets of ihraam. Women do not put on these sheets.

3. Go to Al Masjidul Haraam and perform two raka'at with the intention of ihraam with your head covered, and sitting bareheaded make niyyah (intention) of Hajj and recite talbiyah (labbayk).

Your ihraam is complete and you must refrain from certain acts which become impermissible.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hajj Ifraad

If you are performing Hajj Ifraad:
Six Pink flowers

1. You will enter the state of ihraam with the intention of performing Hajj on or before reaching Meekaat. However, make sure you make intention to perform Hajj and not Umrah.

2. On reaching Makkah, make necessary arrangements and go to Al Masjidul Haraam and perform tawaafe qudoom which is Sunnah.

Mas'alah: If you are going to perform sa'ee of Hajj after tawaafe qudoom, then peform the tawaaf with idhtibaa in all seven rounds and ramal in the first three rounds.

Mas'alah: Sa'ee of Hajj is best after tawaafe ziyaarat for those performing Hajj Ifraad.

3. If you intend to perform sa'ee now, then proceed to Safaa.

4. Now you will remain in Makkah Mukarramah in the state of ihraam. You will not adopt another ihraam for Hajj.

5. Follow 'The Five Days Of Hajj'.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hajj Tamattu'

If you are performing Hajj Tamattu':
Pink flower

1. You will enter the state of ihraam with the intention of performing Umrah only on or before reaching Meeqaat.

2. On reaching Makkah, make necessary arrangements and go to Al Masjidul Haraam and perform Umrah (i.e tawaaf, sa'ee and halaq/qasr).

3. After halaq (shaving), all restrictions of ihraam will end. You will remain in Makkah Mukarramah without ihraam.

4. Follow 'The Five Days Of Hajj'.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hajj Qiraan

Lilly flower
If you are performing Hajj Qiraan:

1. You will enter the state of ihraam with the intention of performing both - Umrah and Hajj on or before reaching Meeqaat. 

2. On reaching Makkah, make necessary arrangements and go to Masjidul Haraam and perform Umrah (i.e tawaaf and sa'ee). 

Mas'alah: Do not shave or trim after sa'ee. 

3. After completing sa'ee, perform a second tawaaf. This second tawaaf is tawaafe qudoom which is Sunnah. 

Mas'alah: If you are going to perform sa'ee of Hajj after this tawaaf, then this tawaaf will be performed with ibhtibaa in all seven rounds and ramal in the first three rounds only.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Types Of Hajj

Qiraan - The pilgrim enters the state of ihraam with the intention of performing both Umrah and Hajj. A single ihraam is adopted for both.
Kabah, Makkah

On reaching Makkah, the pilgrim first performs Umrah and thereafter he performs Hajj in the same ihraam; hence he will remain in the same ihraam till the end of Hajj.

Tamattu' - The pilgrim enters the state of ihraam with the intention of performing Umrah only.

After the completion of Umrah, this ihraam is removed and another ihraam is adopted before 8th Zul Hijjah with the intention of performing Hajj.

Ifraad - The pilgrim enters the state of ihraam with the intention of performing Hajj only. He does not combine it with Umrah.

After entering the ihraam, the pilgrim will remain under the restrictions until the end of Hajj.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Speaking Of The Wolf

It has been written that a wolf also spoke to one of the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) near Al-Madina, as narrated in Musnad of Ahmad, Vol.3, Page 83, Musnad Abi Saeed Al-Khudri.
White wolf with blue eyes 
Narrated Abi Saeed Al-Khudri, While a shepherd was amongst his sheep suddenly a wolf attacked a sheep and took it away.

The shepherd chased the wolf and back the sheep. The wolf sat on its tail and addressed the shepherd saying,

"Be afraid of Allah, you have taken the provision from me which Allah gave me."

The shepherd said, "What an amazing thing! A wolf sitting on its tail speaks to me in the language of a human being."

Friday, September 14, 2012

Rejoice With The Knowledge, Abu Al-Mundhir

UBAIY IBN KA'B

The Prophet (peace be upon him) asked Abu Al-Mundhir one day,

Man on horse with standard of Islam
"Which is the greatest verse in the Holy Qur'aan?"
 

 He answered, "Allah and His Prophet know best."

The Prophet (peace be upon him) then repeated his question,

"which is the greatest verse in the Holy Qur'aan, Abu Al Mundhir?"

Ubaiy finally answered,

"Allah! None has the right to be worshiped but He, the Ever-Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists." (2: 255)

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Olives

Olives, Olive oil in bottles
Olives are pressed to get useful oil; fruits are squeezed for tasty juice and flowers are crushed for scented perfumes.

Thus, if you feel "pressured", remember that it is Allah who is getting the best out of you!


Olive the sign of peace and friendship in this world.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,

"Eat olive oil and anoint yourselves with it, for it comes from a blessed tree." (Mishkat)

Olive oil can also be used on hands, hair, as a base for massage oil, and as a balm, it fortifies the hair. Olive oil keeps the hair shiny and prevents dandruff.

As a balm olive oil fortifies and moisturizes the skin, combating dry skin and softening it and also combats against acne.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Islamic Wedding

Wedding of Fatimah (may Allah be pleased with her) 

Fatimah (may Allah be pleased with her) is the youngest daughter of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him). Out of all the children, she was the most beloved to him.
Red roses & silver rings 
He said, "The queen of the ladies in Jannah is Fatimah."

He also said, "Fatimah is part of my body. Whoever grieves her, grieves me."

When Fatimah (may Allah be pleased with her) reached the age of fifteen, proposals for her marriage began to come from high and responsible families. But the Prophet (peace be upon him) remained irresponsive.

‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him), who was 21 at the time, says:

"It occurred to me that I should go and make a formal proposal, but then I thought, "how could this be accomplished, for I possess nothing."

Saturday, September 01, 2012

The Moon

Moon
Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said,

"If Abu Bukair Al-Huthali, the poet, saw you, he would know that his poem in which he talks about the moon was written for you...Abu Bukair said that if you looked to the majesty of the moon, it twinkles and lights up the world for everybody to see."

So the Prophet (peace be upon him) got up, walked to Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her), kissed her between the eyes, and said,

"Wallahi ya Aisha, you are like that to me and more." (Dala el Al Nubuwa)

"And amongst His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put Love and mercy between your (hearts), verily in that are signs for those who reflect." (Qur'an 30:21)