Archive for the ‘Deep Thoughts’ Category

Denmark Embassy Protest in the UK
April 30, 2006

What do you think about this, whether you muslim or not? I want to see how people react to these Muslims.

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The Call to Prayer!
April 30, 2006

Makkah:

Medina:

Spanish Presentation:

Normal Presentation:

Makkah 2:

From Eygpt: (i think is Qari Abdul Basset!!)

40 Ahaadith on Music
April 27, 2006

(1) Hadhrat Abu Maalik Ash'ari (radhiyallahu anhu) says that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) say: "Most certainly, there will be in my Ummah people who will make lawful fornication, silk, liquor and musical instruments." (Bukhaari)

(2) In another version of this narration, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Most certainly, people from my Ummah will consume liquor which they will describe with some other name. Over their heads will be playing musical instruments and singing girls. Allah will cause the earth to swallow them, and from among them He will transform into apes and pigs." (Ibn Maajah)

The punishment for music and singing is exceptionally severe. Some juhhaal (ignoramuses) have attempted to escape the condemnation of music and singing stated in this Hadith by presenting a very stupid argument. They argue that the punishment mentioned in this Hadith applies to a collective act which consists of four deeds, viz., fornication, silk, liquor and music.

It is their contention that musical instruments by themselves are not evil, hence not haraam. o­nly when used together with the haraam acts will it also become haraam, hence the Hadith mentions it along with the other three sinful deeds. The logical conclusion of this absurd argument is that if fornication is committed in isolation of the other three deeds, it will be lawful. Similarly, if liquor is consumed alone, i.e. without the accompaniment of music, fornication, and silken garments, it will be halaal. Similarly, wearing silk will be permissible for males according to this ludicrous logic if it is unaccompanied by the other three acts. The absurdity of this fallacious argument is self-evident. There is no need for discussing it further.

This Hadith is an unambiguous assertion of the hurmat (being haraam/prohibition) of musical instruments. In this Hadith, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) uses the word (Yasta-hil-loona, i.e. they will make lawful). He mentioned four acts which people in the later ages would make lawful, viz. fornication, liquor, silk and music. This presupposes that these acts are haraam. It is meaningless to say that a lawful act will be made lawful. This absurdity is the consequence of the stupid and false contention of the proponents of music and singing. A haraam act is made lawful, and this is precisely what Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said.

The time will dawn when Muslims will make halaal these four haraam acts. In fact, all four evils have already been made 'halaal' in Muslim lands and by Muslim communities all over the world. There is almost unanimity of the stupid masses and the juhhaal deviate modernists o­n the 'permissibility' of music and singing. Alcohol in a variety of forms and labels has been given the green light by even the Ulama in most countries. Males don silk without even having heard of its prohibition. Fornication is actively promoted in the form of legalized prostitution in Muslim countries and at secular educational institutions. The Bangladesh Supreme Court transgressed all limits of shamelessness by declaring that prostitutes have the right to earn a living by means of prostitution. This shaitaani court ordered the Bangladeshi government to release all imprisoned prostitutes and to refrain from hampering them in the filthy trade of their bodies. These lesser signs of Qiyaamah are materializing right in front of our eyes. In some quarters an attempt has been made to assail the authenticity of this Hadith. Much has been written by the authorities of the Shariah in vindication of this Hadith's authenticity. Here it will suffice to say that this Hadith is highly authentic. It is bereft of any blemishes. The gravity of the chastisement – disfiguration and transformation into apes and swines – should be more than adequate to jolt Muslims into the realisation that music is a crime with which o­ne dares not trifle. 
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Remember what Allah has bestowed upon You!
April 3, 2006

 

Those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah and do not follow up their spending by stressing their benevolence and causing hurt, will find their reward secure with their Lord. They have no cause for fear and grief. To speak a kind word and to forgive people's faults is better than charity followed by hurt. Allah is All-Sufficient, All-Forbearing. Believers! Do not nullify your acts of charity by stressing your benevolence and causing hurt as does he who spends his wealth only to be seen by men and does not believe in Allah and the Last Day. The example of his spending is that of a rock with a thin coating of earth upon it: when a heavy rain smites it, the earth is washed away, leaving the rock bare; such people derive no gain from their acts of charity. Allah does not set the deniers of the Truth on the right way. (2:262 – 264)
Those needy ones who are wholly wrapped up in the cause of Allah, and who are hindered from moving about the earth in search of their livelihood especially deserve help. He who is unaware of their circumstances supposes them to be wealthy because of their dignified bearing, but you will know them by their countenance, although they do not go about begging of people with importunity. And whatever wealth you will spend on helping them, Allah will know of it. (2:273)

And do not become like the woman who, after having painstakingly spun her yarn, caused it to disintegrate into pieces. You resort to oaths as instruments of mutual deceit so that one people might take greater advantage than another although Allah puts you to the test through this. Surely on the Day of Resurrection He will make clear the truth concerning the matters over which you differed. (16:92)

Have you seen him who belies the rewards and punishments of the Hereafter? He it is who drives away the orphan and does not urge giving away the food of the poor. (107:1 – 3)

Give to the near of kin his due, and also to the needy and the wayfarers. Do not squander your wealth wastefully; for those who squander wastefully are Satan's brothers, and Satan is ever ungrateful to his Lord. (17:26 – 27)
Look, you are being called upon to expend in Allah's Way, yet some of you are being niggardly, whereas the one who is niggardly is, in fact, being niggardly only to himself. Allah is Self-Sufficient: it is you who are the needy. If you turn away, Allah will replace you by another people, and they will not be like you. (47:38)

Do not keep your hand fastened to your neck nor outspread it, altogether widespread, for you will be left sitting rebuked, destitute. (17:29)

(In reference to the slaves of Allah) "who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor miserly but keep the golden mean between the two (extremes) (25:67)

You shall not attain righteousness until you spend out of what you love (in the way of Allah). Allah knows whatever you spend. (3:92)

(O Prophet!) Tell those of My servants who believe that they should establish Prayer and spend out of what We have provided them with, both secretly and openly, before there arrives the Day when there will be no bargaining, nor any mutual befriending. (14:31)

Allah does not love the arrogant and the boastful, who are niggardly and bid others to be niggardly and conceal the bounty which Allah has bestowed upon them. We have kept in readiness a humiliating chastisement for such deniers (of Allah's bounty) (part of 4:36 and all of 4:37

The people who where given the Book before this did not divide into sects until after the clear statement (of the Right Way) had come to them, and the only Command they were given was to worship Allah, making their religion sincerely His, turning all their attention towards Him, and to establish the Salat and to pay the Zakat: for this alone is the most true and right religion. (98:4 – 5)

Establish Prayer and dispense the Purifying Alms (Zakat) and bow in worship with those who bow (2:43)

The believers, both men and women, are allies of one another. They enjoin good, forbid evil, establish Prayer, pay Zakah, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Surely Allah will show mercy to them. Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise (9:71)

The alms (Zakat in this specific verse's case) are meant only for the poor and the needy and those who are in charge thereof, those whose hearts are to be reconciled; and to free those in bondage, and to help those burdened with debt, and for expenditure in the way of Allah and for the wayfarer. This is an obligation from Allah. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. (9:60)

Narrated Hakim bin Hizam that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: The upper hand is better than the lower hand (i.e. he who gives in charity is better than him who takes it). One should start giving first to his dependents. And the best object of charity is that which is given by a wealthy person (from the money which is left after his expenses). And whoever abstains from asking others for some financial help, Allah will give him and save him from asking others, Allah will make him self-sufficient. (Bukhari)

Abu Huraira related that the Prophet said: He who makes a habit of asking from others reaches out for a brand of Fire, so let him refrain or continue, as he desires. (Muslim)

Ibn Abbas related that the Prophet said: Any Muslim who gives a Muslim a garment to wear will be in Allah's safekeeping as long as a shred of it remains on him. (Ahmad, Tirmidhi)

Safwan ibn Salim related that the Prophet said: Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for AllahÕs cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

Anas related that the Prophet said: If any Muslim plants something or sows seed from which a man, a bird or an animal eats, it counts as a charity for him. (Bukhari, Muslim)

Abu Huraira narrated that the Prophet said: The best charity is that which is practiced by a wealthy person. And start giving first to your dependents. (Bukhari)

Salman ibn Amer reported that the Prophet said: To give something to a poor man brings one reward, while giving the same to a needy relation brings two: one for charity and the other for respecting the family ties. (Ahmad, Ibn Majah, Nasai, Tirmidhi)

Jabir reported that the Prophet said: Avoid doing injustice to others, for on the Day of Judgment, it will turn into manifold darkness, and safeguard yourself against miserliness, for it ruined those who were before you. It incited them to murder and treating the unlawful as lawful. (Muslim)

Abbas related that a man asked the Prophet, Tell me what should I do to be admitted to Paradise and he (the Prophet) answered: Worship Allah associating nothing with Him, observe Salat, pay Zakat and strengthen the ties of kinship. (Bukhari, Muslim)

Abu Huraira related that the Prophet said: When someone is made rich but he does not pay Zakat for his wealth, then on the Day of Judgment his money will be turned into a poisonous snake with two black spots on its head. It will coil around his neck and bite his cheeks and say: 'I am your wealth, I am your treasure'. Then the Prophet recited verse 3:180 of the Quran. (Bukhari)

 

A JIHAD AGAINST POVERTY & WASTAGE:
See Page on Poverty
Statistics on Poverty & Food Wastage
Aisha, the Mother of Homeless in Chicago

Quran and Hadith on Helping the Poor
Jihad Against Food Wastage: How tos
9 Things Families can do for the Poor
Tips for Imams on How to Help the Poor
12 Tips for Teens on How to Help
Start a Zakat Clinic
Five Tips for your Zakat Committee

 

Reference:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66854664@N00/

http://www.soundvision.com/Info/poor/quranhadith.asp 

Can Abdur Rahman remain Abdur Rahman?
March 30, 2006

Salam.

After reading this report from the UK Times website, and after hearing many murmors from the muslim community, I did some research and consulted my respected teacher, Mufti Jamal Uddin of the New York state in America's Shariah Board. This situation that is being talked about all around the world is making almost all the worlds non-believers question if this Afghani man should be killed 'just' because he left the Faith of Islam. Many say that this is just another barbarity of Islam (I wonder what Dr. Wafa Sultan is saying?) Many muslims also come to ask if this is Justifiable.

Well, of course it complete justice, only because of the Shariah (Law) of Islam is the order of ALLAH, the Almighty and Great. But lets first imagine ourselves in the following situation. If a non-muslim comes to ask you what you think about this man going to get killed, what would you say? You must say something, and you can't just say its the Order of Allah, cause even though its a perfectly good answer, a non-muslim won't take it for an answer. A non-muslim won't because he/she doesn't have the Nur (light) of Islam. So what can one say that'll be understandable to anybody? Personally, when one is troubled with such thoughts, basic human knowledge and logic can always help answer. Abdur Rahman became a Christian from Islam, Islam condems his choice and orders his death. What would a non-muslim say about this. Of course you can almost hear the ignorant criticism of the non-muslims, especially the American Media. Look at whats going on: Afghan children, even those in their first steps, die each day along with many afghans from mines, mines from a war decades ago, and their really isn't any help or aid to save these many people. However when one man needs help law (for logically presumable reasons), he gets a call from the US for his protection. I'm only critisizing the US here. This is the first injustification here.
Secondly, back on the trial of this Murthad (deserter). The laws and understanding of these laws are quite complicated. A murthad, if male, should be put to death but if there is a chance that he might come back to Islam, then, depending on the Situation, the Ulama or ones in charge can devise an intervention that'll give him a choice or rejoining Islam. For example, one might leave Islam because he was threatened if he didn't. Then in the situtation of Women and Children, they are not put to death, but jailed until the reaccept Islam.

Now that we understand the basic rules, we can ask if it is Justifiable on Islamic Terms, which it is. So we are under Haqq (truth/justice) to kill this man because he deserted Islam. The keyword here is 'deserter'. The main reason why Muslims and Non-Muslims alike think this might still be wrong is because in this Day & Age, nationalism (a haram, if valued more than faith) is of more value to the world, rather than Faith. Think about it. For example, in war, when an American Soldier becomes a traitor, he is killed. This is like a unanimously agreed rule among all governments of the world. However, in Islam, if one leaves his Faith, this person is looked at in the same, but worse because he is a traitor of ALLAH, the Almighty and Most Powerful. This traitor is of course going to be killed. Now one might say that I'm speaking pishposh and that Faith and Nationalism isn't the same. The thing is is that they're both valued in the same way, so they are justified the same way.

Lets look at what Isa (Jesus), peace and blessings be upon him, had gone through for example. When he declared the Haqq of Islam, he was chased after the Jews, whom he had betrayed because he saw the Baatil (falsehood) in them. This is pretty understandable. Islam is the Nur and Haqq.

If anyone wants to ask any questions on this topic, please do.
-Assalamualaikum

The Quran and the Bible
March 26, 2006

Part 1

Part 2

One of late Ahmed Deedat’s Lectures
March 26, 2006

‘Clear verse in the Bible which contains the name of Prophet Muhammed (pbuh), a lecture by Sheikh Ahmed Deedat in response of a great debate between him (Deedat) and Jimmy Swaggart just a night before this lecture. The Lecture has been recorded in the Year 1986. Look in the following link, it is a lecture called “WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT MUHAMMAD (PBUH) THE PROPHET OF ISLAM” by Ahmed Deedat http://jamaat.net/muhinbible/muhinbible.html , read it to find more evidence that Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) has been mentioned in the Bible clearly. ‘

Islam and Hinduism
March 25, 2006

Short Version

The Concept of God in Hinduism and Islam, In the light of sacred scriptures – Muhammad(pbuh)

Long Version
What is Islam? What is the relationship between the Hindus and Muslim of India? What are the similarities between Hinduism and Islam?

Dr. Zakir Naik quote the Hindu Scriptures and the Koran in discussing the similarities and difference between these two great religions of India. He explores the foretelling of the Prophet Muhammad in the Hindu Scriptures and shows how Islam‘s message is hidden in the Hindu Scriptures. The goal of this lecture is to create peace between warring Hindus and Muslims.

Abdullah converted to Islam from Hinduism. Hear his story before and after Islam. Here is a summary of how he got there.

Learn about the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the Various Religious Scriptures. Islamic video. Learn how his coming mentioned/predicted in other Scriptures and how he was the last Messenger of God.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar accepts that his book had mistakes, but the intention was to bring the Hindus and Muslims closer.

An Inter – religious dialogue for Spiritual Enlightenment by
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Art of Living) and Dr. Zakir Naik (Islamic Research Foundation)

Abdullah converted to Islam from Hinduism. Hear his story before and after Islam. He explains how he saw his idols broken on the floor and how this changed his life.