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Friday, 20 November 2015

Daughters Are Special

 Alhamdulillah, a one-day The Straight Path Sister’s Only convention, titled “Path to Hereafter” was held at the TM Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur on the 15th November 2015. Packed with gems of wisdom shared by all the five speakers; Mufti Ismail Menk, Sister Norhafsah Hamid, JoAnne Pare Abdulllah, Sheikhah Wafaa Mohamad Hussain Yee, and Dr Harlina Siraj, Masha’Allah. My intention of attending the convention is not only to quench my thirst for ilm(knowledge) also, to seek for answers and Alhamdulillah I got them.

Before I attended this event, I was given, and under the impression that due to the nature of women, they are not supposed to be taken seriously and I wonder if that’s one type of oppression. Women are to bear all patience and endure, and the first speaker, Mufti Menk, Masha’Allah stated that, being sabr doesn’t mean we have to bear an oppressive marriage. He quickly reminded himself towards the main topics when he realizes he almost diverted into another topic-the fiqh of marriage.

Masha’Allah, women’s status are elevated in the Eyes of Allah Ta’ala that there’s even a surah in the Qur’an named after us, Surah An-Nisa, which is the fourth surah in the Qur’an and Surah Maryam, named after Maryam alaiha salam (19th surah in the Qur’an).

“Daughters are Special” opened the session for the event with themes aspects being discussed included; the blessing upon the news on the arrival of daughters into this world, their rights in life, inheritance and marriage, and their haya’. The one-hour session by Mufti Ismail Menk not only provided me with all the answers I was looking for, but also has given me a hope that I’ve lost.

According to the Mufti, the tests for each and every one are unique and the unlimited reward for bearing patience (sabr) in going through such tests is an immense ajr (rewards in the Hereafter). It’s in the human nature that we tend to concentrate on what we do not have rather than what we already have. This is the part when the Mufti shared examples of the blessings (ne’mat) granted by Allah Ta’ala (the eyes, air to breathe, limbs, hearing ability and so on). I tried to remind myself to have gratitude over the things that I have, regardless of how much I feel I’m going through.

The Mufti went on quoting from Surah Hujurat, ayat 50, “To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth; He creates what He wills. He gives to whom He wills female [children], and He gives to whom He wills males. Or He makes them [both] males and females, and He renders whom He wills barren. Indeed, He is Knowing and Competent.” Allah is the One, based on His ultimate wisdom, who grants whomever He wills sons and daughters; He grants sons only to whomever He wills, and grants daughters only to whomever He wills, and if He so wills, He makes whomever He wills infertile.

The Birth of the Daughters
The major sin is to be sad upon the birth of a child that we didn’t wish for. Or when we do have a child, and comes another, we’ve become sadden by the fact that the second child is of the same gender of the first. The common practice of the people during the pre-Islamic era was to hate receiving daughters, to the extent that they would bury them alive; “And when the infant girl buried alive will be asked,For what crime was she slain?” (Surah At-Takwir Chapter 81: Verse 8-9).

“And when the news (of the birth) of a daughter is disclosed to any of them, his face turns dark and he gets pent up with anger. He seeks to hide himself from people due to the (presumed) bad news that is given to him. (He now gets down to thinking) whether he should keep her (alive) despite humiliation and disgrace or bury her (alive) in the earth.See! How wicked is the decision that they make!”-(Surah An-Nahl,Chapter 16:Verse 58-59)

Means to Enter Jannah
Daughters are born with the granted blessings that come along with her birth. “She brings her own sustenance, as the means to enter Jannah for whomever that takes care of her.”

The Mufti shared a hadith: A’ishah radi’Allahu anha, related: "A woman by the name of Jameelah came to me with her two daughters. She asked me for charity but found nothing with me except a date, which I gave her. She divided it between her two daughters and ate nothing herself; then, she got up and left. After this, Rasulullah sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam came, so I narrated this story to him; he sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: He who is involved (in the responsibility) of (nurturing) daughters and is generous to them, will have them as a fortification for himself against the Hellfire.” (Al-Bukhaari & Muslim)

The Mufti directed the audience attention to what exactly the above hadith narration means, the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said: “He who is tested by (the guardianship) of daughters….” Why did he sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam use the word: “…tested…”? He said it because raising them is a responsibility and a test from Allah to see how His slave would act: Will he be kind to them? Will he raise them correctly? The Mufti went on by saying, “What does it mean to bears patience in raising daughters? Feeds them, takes care of them, be happy when you have daughters. Look after them, knowing they are with you temporarily, knowing they will go to someone else when the time comes. Endure in nurturing them, teach and guide them in Allah’s path”.
The nature of this responsibility was further clarified in other narrations, such as: “If he patiently feeds them and endows them with clothing …"(Ibn Majah)., and:  “…Provides for them and marries them off…” (At-Tabaraani)., and: “…Properly raises them and fears Allaah in the manner in which he deals with them.” (At-Tirmithi).

A daughter is a great bounty and an honour granted by Allaah, Imaam Al-Hasan, may Allah have mercy upon him, said: “Girls are a source of reward and sons are a blessing; rewards are in one's favour (on the Day of Judgement) whereas one will be held accountable for blessings.”
Thus, it is incorrect to believe that one has been humiliated by being granted a girl; rather it is an honour, a bounty and a gate towards Paradise.

Rights in Marriage
 In marriage, the daughters have their rights to see their future spouse and should she be uncomfortable with her future spouse in the meeting, she has the final say of deciding whether to accept the proposal or otherwise.

In marriage, do not look at the women you’re married to as a wife alone, but look at her as someone’s daughter, whose family loves and respect her. Do not make her cry or being abusive towards her for Allah hears the cries of the wife. The Mufti jokes a little when he saw his wife cries, with such concerned on why she does, he asked her, and she responded that its only tears of joy, Masha’Allah. 

As mention in Surah Mujadallah(58:1)-Hadith no.3490, Book of Divorce, Sunan An-Nasa’I, Vol.4) “Indeed, Allah has heard the statement of her that disputes with you concerning her husband, and complains to Allah. And Allah hears the argument between you both. Verily, Allah is All-Hearer, All-Seer.”, Khawlah bint Tha’labah came to meet Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam and complained about her husband who showed disinterest in her, “O Allah’s Messenger! He spend my wealth, exhausted my youth and my womb bore abundantly for him. When I became old, unable to bear children, he pronounced zihar on me. O Allah! I complain to you.” The Mufti said, women should not take themselves for granted by not taking care of her own health and beauty. In fact, Islam does not forbid us to keep fit, however, we need to constantly remind ourselves that as a Muslimah, that no matter where we go or what we do, we need to remember in which state we wish or like to be, when we die (say our last kalimah).

Preservation of Haya’
Women are prohibited to parade her beauty and express her so-called liberation by being nude in public. She should not be judged by her beauty, her idyllic physical characteristics as expected by the public. Women too, are prohibited to be treated as commodities and she should only be judged by her dedication to Allah.

It’s a common scene these days where women showing off their bodily characteristics given by Allah, be judge by her physicals (the pagan way). In order to attain dignity, women must cover herself instead of pointing fingers to others to lower their gaze first. The Qur’an clearly stated what Allah Himself has ordered the believing women to cover themselves.

In Surah Al-Ahzab (33), verse 59, Allah Ta’ala gives the following command to Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wassalam:
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ, قُلْ لأَزْوَاجِكَ وَ بَنَاتِكَ وَ نِسآءِ الْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ: يُدْنِيْنَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِنْ جَلاَبِيْبِهِنَّ...
“O Prophet! Say to your wives, your daughters, and the women of the believers that: they should let down upon themselves their jalabib.”
Media promoting nudity and consider it as liberation (enslavement of female). The Mufti then ask a question to the audience, “When we beautify ourselves, what’s our intention and who is it for?” No, it can’t be for yourself”. Seems like the audience chuckled in agreement after what the Mufti has said. “We’re being enslaved by our own desire- do not engage in tabarruj

Rights in Inheritance
In terms of wasiyah or inheritance, it is often a misconception that Islam is being oppressive to the women, when in fact it’s not. According to the Mufti, women should be taken care of, as they’re not to worry about being maintained when it comes to the provision of basic necessities (home, food, clothing and so on). However, women are allowed to work, but, within what’s permitted by Allah (not missing salat, free mingling with non-mehram, preservation of haya). The men, brothers, uncles and relatives, Allah gives them inheritance in a bigger shares due to the responsibilities being held by the males; to take care of the women in family. “But what happen these days, the man are running away from their responsibilities and keeps the women unknown of her rights, due to her lack of knowledge in inheritance”, the Mufti added.

According to Surah An-Nisa, be kind to women and take care of them. Do not take the wealth of the orphan, do not cheat her over her rights on inheritance. And whomever fulfills the rights will be awarded Jannah and otherwise to Jahannum.

The Mufti concluded by saying that in the process of seeking a spouse, look for the similar level of Deen to avoid conflicts.

Coming up … personal notes from other sessions; I Have Found My Path, Have You?, In the Footsteps of Our Prophets, Proud to be a Muslimah and Gems of Belief in the Hereafter, In Sha Allah.


Daughters are Special. The Straight Path Convention-Path to Hereafter. 15th November 2015. Accessed on the 19th November 2015.

Quran and Hadith- The Right Path. . Accessed on the 19th November 2015.

The Quran Foundation. Accessed on the 19th November 2015.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

SYIFA WANITA:Sihir Perniagaan

Terjadi kerana adanya iri hati dengan perniagaan yang laris milik orang lain.

- pelanggan yang ramai (dipanggil melalui sihir)
- pekerja-pekerja suka berkelahi
- makanan cepat basi atau rosak
- orang tak nampak kedai atau tak minat hendak melangkah masuk
- mimpi sesat dalam hutan (hidup bermasalah)

Cara-cara - guna pelaris mudah iaitu, beri layanan yang elok kepada pelanggan, senyuman dan amalkan membaca doa berikut (ianya juga doa yang kita selalu amalkan bila nak keluardari rumah.

Ayat Pemanggil Rezeki

Jenis-jenis sihir dan cara rawatannya
1) Jika dilihat sihir yang babitkan beras kunyit/ guna kotoran haiwan, semasa membuka pintu premis perniagaan untuk mula berniaga, atau dalam perjalanan ke tempat perniagaan, hendaklah membaca doa keluar dari rumah seperti diatas bersama ayat dari Surah Hud (11:57).

2) Jika sihir dituju pada jasad, baca ayat dari Surah As-Saffat (37:7), letak tangan kanan pada dada kiri semasa membaca.

Mana yang elok, kita amalkan. Allah Maha Mengetahui (Wallahu’alam). Usaha berterusan dari kita, kuasa penyembuhan dari Allah Ta'ala semata Subhan'Allah kerana pengamal perubatan Islam hanya boleh membantu setakat beri nasihat dan bacaan-bacaan tertentu, selebihnya usaha dari kita dengan meminta dari Allah Ta'ala.

Syifa Wanita oleh Ustaz Sharhan Shafie, 20 Februari 2015, TV9, 11.00 pagi.

SYIFA WANITA: Barah Paru-paru

Dalam sebuah hadis yang diriwayatkan dari Aisyah Radiallahu Anhu, Rasullullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasalam ada bersabda maksudnya:
"Tidaklah ada suatu musibah menimpa orang muslim melainkan Allah mengampuni dosa-dosanya, sehingga walaupun hanya duri yang menusuknya" (Riwayat Imam Al-Bukhari)
Manakala dalam kitab tafsir Al-Fakhrurazi pula ada menyebutkan bahawa sakit itu sebagai salah satu bentuk balasan iaitu akibat daripada kesalahan atau dosa yang telah dilakukan di dunia. Oleh itu setiap balasan yang tidak diterima di dunia, maka pembalasan itu adalah kifarah iaitu penebus bagi dosa tersebut.

Adapun hikmah sakit yang lain pula ialah sebagai peringatan kepada orang yang lalai dan leka supaya mereka ingat kepada Allah Subhanahu Wataala. Kadangkala semasa sihat seseorang itu mudah dilalaikan dengan urusan duniawi, tanpa disedari mereka sering lupa akan kewajipan dan ibadah. Maka Allah Subhanahu Wataala pun mengujinya dengan suatu penyakit untuk membuatnya ingat dan sedar akan kelalaian dan kesalahan yang telah dilakukannya.

Sesungguhnya membaca ayat Al-Quran adalah antara cara terbaik untuk merawat penyakit, samada rohani mahupun jasmani. Firman Allah Subhanahu Wataala dalam surah Al-Isra' ayat 82 tafsirnya:

"Dan kami turunkan daripada Al-Quran suatu penawar bagi penyakit rohani dan jasmani dan rahmat bagi orang-orang yang beriman, dan Al-Quran itu tidaklah menambah kepada orang yang zalim (orang-orang kafir) selain kerugian"
Adapun di antara ayat-ayat Al-Quran yang lazim dijadikan sebagai jampi atau rukyah dalam merawat sakit ialah basmalah, surah Al-Fatihah, surah Al-lkhlas, surah Al-Falaq dan surah An-Nas. Bahkan surah Al-Fatihah, surah Al-lkhlas, surah Al-Falaq dan surah An-Nas dan ayat Kursi merupakan ayat-ayat Al-Quran yang sering dibaca dan baik untuk diamalkan sebagai ayat pelindung diri.

Manakala antara doa yang pernah diajarkan oleh baginda Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasalam ialah:
"Aku memohon kepada Allah yang maha agung, Tuhan pemilik arasy yang agung, supaya menyembuhkan penyakitmu"
Baginda Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasalam mengajarkan supaya membaca doa tersebut sebanyak tujuh kali. Jika kita membacanya kepada pesakit yang belum lagi sampai ajalnya, nescaya akan sembuh penyakit si pesakit itu.

Surah Al-Anbiya ayat 83-84 tafsirnya:
"Dan ingatlah kisah Nabi Ayub ketika dia berdoa kepada Tuhannya. Ya Tuhanku! Sesungguhnya aku ditimpa penyakit dan engkau adalah maha pengasih daripada sekalian yang pengasih. Maka kami perkenankan doanya lalu kami hapuskan penyakit yang menimpanya, serta kami kurniakan kembali kepadanya sejumlah keluarganya seperti sebelumnya dan bahkan kami lipat gandakan bilangan mereka sebagai suatu rahmat dari sisi kami dan peringatan bagi orang-orang yang sentiasa beribadah kepada kami"

Letak tangan kanan pada dada kiri dan baca selepas Al-Fatihah dan Ayatul Kursi.

Mana yang elok, kita amalkan. Allah Maha Mengetahui (Wallahu’alam). Usaha berterusan dari kita, kuasa penyembuhan dari Allah Ta'ala semata Subhan'Allah kerana pengamal perubatan Islam hanya boleh membantu setakat beri nasihat dan bacaan-bacaan tertentu, selebihnya usaha dari kita dengan meminta dari Allah Ta'ala.

1) Syifa Wanita oleh Ustaz Sharhan Shafie, 13 Februari 2015, TV9, 11.00 pagi.2) Kementerian Hal Ehwal Agama, Negara Brunei Darussalam,, Diakses pada 16 Mac 2015. 


Kewajiban menuntut ilmu ini ditegaskan dalam hadith Nabi sallallahu alaihi wassalam, iaitu :

رواه إبن عبد البر)) طَلَبُ اْلعِلْمَ فَرِيْضِةٌ عَلَى كُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ وَ مُسْلِمَةٍ 

Ertinya : "Mencari ilmu itu hukumnya wajib bagi muslimin dan muslimat”(HR. Ibnu Abdil Bari)

Tetapi, ada diantara kita yang mencari ilmu bukan untuk redha Allah, sebaliknya mengundang unsur-unsur shirik.

- jampi-jampinya tidak difahami
- jampi bukan dari ayat-ayat Al-Quran atau Hadith
- punya unsur-unsur shirik dan menyimpang dari agama
- pengamal suka mengamalkan maksiat
- ada amalan-amalan tertentu seperti asap azimat, asap keris dan sebagainya.
- ada amalan menurun (perubatan tradisional) - kerasukan dengan suara atau watak yang berlainan dimana jin meresap kedalam tubuh pengamal tersebut sambil berkata-kata.

1) Bacaan Al- Fatihah
2) Bacaan Ayatul Kursi
3) Surah Al-Baqarah (2:32) - tarik nafas, lepas dan tenangkan fikiran, fokus pada ayat penyembuhan (maksudnya, fahamkan maksud ayat tersebut dan sematkan dalam hati), letak tangan kanan pada dada sebelah kiri dan baca.

Mana yang elok, kita amalkan. Allah Maha Mengetahui (Wallahu’alam). Usaha berterusan dari kita, kuasa penyembuhan dari Allah Ta'ala semata Subhan'Allah kerana pengamal perubatan Islam hanya boleh membantu setakat beri nasihat dan bacaan-bacaan tertentu, selebihnya usaha dari kita dengan meminta dari Allah Ta'ala.

Syifa Wanita oleh Ustaz Sharhan Shafie, 6 Februari 2015, TV9, 11.00 pagi.


Daripada Abdullah ibn Abbas r.a. katanya, Rasulullah SAW bersabda, "Dua jenis nikmat yang kebanyakan manusia menerima kerugian yang besar iaitu kesihatan dan kelapangan." (Hadis Riwayat Bukhari)
Allah s.w.t tidak menurunkan sesuatu penyakit melainkan diturunkan juga ubatnya. Dan dalam sebuah hadis, Nabi s.a.w. ada menyebut bahawa setiap penyakit itu ada ubatnya kecuali mati.
Gambar1: Daun semalu (touch me not)
Daun semalu (touch me not) digunakan untuk rawatan penyakit bengkak seperti bisul, jerawat dan barah.

Gambar2:Sarang Angkut-angkut
1) Ambil sarang angkut-angkut bersama TUJUH pelepah daun semalu dan air zam-zam (ditumbuk sehingga lumat). Dibacakan ayat-ayat dari Surah al-Isra (17:82) dan Surah Al-Anbiya(17:83) semasa menumbuk kedua-dua bahan tersebut.

2) Sapu pada tempat bengkak/ barah pada badan pada waktu pagi, siang dan malam sambil membaca selawat shifa. In Shaa Allah.

Mana yang elok, kita amalkan. Allah Maha Mengetahui (Wallahu’alam). Usaha berterusan dari kita, kuasa penyembuhan dari Allah Ta'ala semata Subhan'Allah.

Syifa Wanita oleh Ustaz Sharhan Shafie, 30 Januari 2015, TV9, 11.00 pagi.

SYIFA WANITA : Saka Khadam

Tanda2 seperti sukar tidur malam, mimpi jatuh dari tempat tinggi, susui budak kecil, mimpi berada dikawasan kotor. Masa berjaga, gangguan berupa, sakit atas belakang badan, berdebar2, Nampak kelibat, kesan lebam2 dibadan, lenguh2, migraine.

Cara Rawatan
-          Baca Surah Al-Fatihah
-          Ayatul Kursi
-          Dibaca dengan meletak tapak tangan kanan pada dada kiri. - Surah Al-Anbiya (21:87)  لَّا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

-          Surah Hud ( 11:57) Dibaca dengan meletak tapak tangan kanan pada dada kiri, tarik nafas dalam2 dan hembus keluar
            – Ayat pendinding. إِنَّ رَبِّي عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ حَفِيظٌ

Mana yang elok, kita amalkan. Allah Maha Mengetahui (Wallahu’alam)

Syifa Wanita oleh Ustaz Sharhan Shafie, 9 Januari 2015, TV9, 11.00 pagi.

SYIFA WANITA : Bisikan Shaytan

(Bahasa klinikal-skizofrenia)
Tanda2 seperti sukar tidur malam, mimpi jatuh dari tempat tinggi, berjaga dalam keadaan cemas, mimpi dikejar binatang buas, mimpi benda2 tajam. Masa berjaga, timbul rasa was2 dalam ibadah, contohnya, timbul perasaan cemburu, sakit atas belakang badan, melihat rupa suami/ isteri buruk, migraine.

Cara Rawatan
-          Baca Surah Al-Fatihah
-          Ayatul Kursi
-          Dibaca dengan meletak tapak tangan kanan pada dada kiri. - Surah Yasin (36:36)

سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْأَزْوَاجَ كُلَّهَا مِمَّا تُنبِتُ الْأَرْضُ وَمِنْ أَنفُسِهِمْ وَمِمَّا لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

Maha Suci Tuhan yang telah menciptakan makhluk-makhluk semuanya berpasangan; sama ada dari yang ditumbuhkan oleh bumi, atau dari diri mereka, ataupun dari apa yang mereka tidak mengetahuinya.

Mana yang elok, kita amalkan. Allah Maha Mengetahui (Wallahu’alam)

Syifa Wanita oleh Ustaz Sharhan Shafie, 16 Januari 2015, TV9, 11.00 pagi.

SYIFA WANITA : Sihir Pemisah

Mengikut Surah Al-Baqarah (2:102)…"...Dalam pada itu ada juga orang-orang mempelajari dari mereka berdua: ilmu sihir yang boleh menceraikan antara seorang suami dengan isterinya, padahal mereka tidak akan dapat sama sekali memberi mudarat (atau membahayakan) dengan sihir itu seseorang pun melainkan dengan izin Allah. Dan sebenarnya mereka mempelajari perkara yang hanya membahayakan mereka dan tidak memberi manfaat kepada mereka..."

Tanda2 seperti benci kepada pasangan secara tiba2 dan menjadi pemarah.

-          Baca Surah Al-Fatihah
-          Surah Ar-Rum (ayat 21), dibaca dengan meletak tapak tangan kanan pada dada kiri.

وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

"Dan di antara tanda-tanda yang membuktikan kekuasaannya dan rahmatNya, bahawa Ia menciptakan untuk kamu (wahai kaum lelaki), isteri-isteri dari jenis kamu sendiri, supaya kamu bersenang hati dan hidup mesra dengannya, dan dijadikanNya di antara kamu (suami isteri) perasaan kasih sayang dan belas kasihan. Sesungguhnya yang demikian itu mengandungi keterangan-keterangan (yang menimbulkan kesedaran) bagi orang-orang yang berfikir."

Mana yang elok, kita amalkan. Allah Maha Mengetahui (Wallahu’alam)

Syifa Wanita oleh Ustaz Sharhan Shafie, 2 Januari 2015, TV9, 11.00 pagi.

Turn A Blind Eye

Subhan'Allah...the Qur'an describes everyone and everything. Often, we, out of our pride, arrogance and love for this Dunya and what is in it, we choose to fold our arms and turn a blind eye over a munkar that's happening before our very eyes.

We became oblivious and forget that in the future...on the Day of Judgement, the day we will have to face Allah, The Judge Himself, and explain to Him, the wrongs and the rights we've done in this Dunya.

Zaid b. Khalid al-Juhani reported Allah's Apostle, sallallahu alaihi wasallam,as saying: “Should I not tell you of the best witnesses? He is the one who produces his evidence before he is asked for it.” Sahih Muslim, 1719, Book 30, Hadith 25/Book 18, Hadith 4268.

“O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah , ” ..that is to carry out justice for the sake of Allah’s pleasure alone, only then it will be true and just in the real sense, free from diversion, changes, and lies. “even if it be against yourselves”..become a just witness even though it will harm yourself. If we are being asked for something, answer with the truth even if we know it will give us the bad outcome, because Allah Ta’ala will provide ways for things to be solved for those who obeys Him. “or parents and relatives. ”.. And even when we have to become a witness against our own blood, do not protect them, but be a witness for what is true, even when it will cause them harm, for the truth will be the ending for every soul. “Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. “ not protect them due to their wealth, and do not pity them just because they are poor, for Allah will take care of them. He’s More Paramount for either both of you and He Knows better what’s good for both of them. ”- Surah An-Nisa (4:135).

“So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. ”.. do not follow our nafs, fanatic feeling, or hatred in giving fair judgement as a witness in every matters. Keep a strong will on being just in any situation.” And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted.”.. So, be fair and just, for it is near to Taqwa (righteousness) - Surah Al-Ma’idah(5:8)

Commentaries – Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Tafsirul Quranil ‘Azimi Jilid 4, 1421 H/ 2000 M:309-310.

From “O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for Allah , witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just; that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do.”- Surah Al-Ma’idah(5:8)

The Du'a of Umm Salamah

Umm Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah salallahu alaihi wassalam saying,
"When a person suffers from a calamity and utters: `Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji`un. Allahumma ujurni fi musibatiwakhluf li khairan minha (We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return. O Allah! Compensate me in my affliction, recompense my loss and give me something better in exchange for it), then Allah surely compensates him with reward and better substitute.''

Umm Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: When Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with him) died, I repeated the same supplication as the Messenger of Allah salallahu alaihy wassalam had commanded me (to do). So Allah bestowed upon me a better substitute than him (I was married to Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah salallahu alaihy wassalam).[Muslim].

➨ ➨ The better substitute which fell to Umm Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her) as her lot, was her marriage with the Prophet salallahu alaihi wassalam after the death of her husband Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with him). She got the reward in her earthly life. If somebody remains deprived of it in the world, he is sure to have it in the life to come. However, this depends on the Will of Allah, for being the Creator, He has the best knowledge of what is appropriate and good for us !!

Thanks to Masnoon Islamic Duas 

INTIFADA: Fa-inna ma'al 'usri yusra(94:5)

Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while such [trial] has not yet come to you as came to those who passed on before you? They were touched by poverty and hardship and were shaken until [even their] messenger and those who believed with him said, ‘When is the help of Allah?’ Unquestionably, the help of Allah is near.” - Surah Al-Baqarah (2:214)

"...After a difficulty, Allah will soon grant relief... "- Surah At-Talaq (65:7)"Certain hardships are so consuming that we cannot focus on anything but the difficulty. But we have to remember that if we were to enumerate the blessings of Allah (swt), we would not be able to count them. Reminding ourselves of the other blessings in our lives helps us to see the test within the context of the grand scheme of things. Just the fact that you can make sajda (prostration), and call out, “O Allah!” is a blessing that surpasses all others."

"There is a purpose behind the trial, and this purpose corresponds to our internal state and our relationship with Allah (swt). Allah (swt) has 99 Beautiful Names, and it should suffice us to know that He is the Most Merciful, the Most Just and the Most Wise. Your test is not being put upon you by a random being, but by the Almighty Allah, who is closer to us than our jugular vein."

"Tests are a way to purify us. The Prophet ﷺ said, “No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that,”  [Bukhari]."..."These tests, as burdensome as they are, ease our burden on the Day of Judgment, if we respond with patience."

"Trials also have a way of reminding us of our purpose. If we are far from Allah (swt), the test is usually to bring us close to Him. Whatever heedlessness we are engaging in, the test should make us realize we have no one, no one at all, but Him."

"If we are close to Allah (swt), it is to test our resilience. Are we only close to Allah (swt) in times of ease, or does our trust extend to the times of hardship? When we are tested, do we leave the good deeds that we used to do? Allah (swt) describes such people in the following verse:

There are among men some who serve Allah, as it were, on the verge: if good befalls them, they are, therewith, well content; but if a trial comes to them, they turn on their faces: they lose both this world and the Hereafter: that is loss for all to see!" - Surah Al-Hajj (22:11) "

" ... tests are also out of Allah’s love. The Prophet ﷺ said, “When Allah loves a servant, He tests him,” [Tirmidhi]. In a hadith qudsi (a hadith relating the words of Allah [swt]), Allah (swt) tells Jibreel to delay the response to the du`a’ of a servant because Allah (swt) loves hearing his voice [Tabarani].

Sometimes the answer to a test is that need for Allah (swt), those long hours spent in the night, and the tears of sincerity."

Make du'as for our brothers and sisters who are currently being tested, and may Allah reward the Shuhadas Jannatul Firdous. If we have some love for the Ummah, do what is needed without thinking twice (even as small as boycotting the source thats contributing towards their loss and suffering in this Dunya), if we're not able to be there in Gaza, ourselves.Just imagine ourselves in their shoes. 

Source copied from:-

Why am I tested?, , Accessed on 31st July 2014.

Monday, 2 February 2015

The People of Taqwa according to Ali radi'Allahu anhu

Hammam ibn Shuraih radi’Allahu anhu, a companion of Ali radi’Allahu anhu, asked him to narrate the qualities of the people of taqwa so that he would be able to see them in front of him. Ali radi’Allahu anhu said, “When Allah Created His creation, He did so while He was completely independent of their obedience towards Him and of their disobedience towards Him. No disobedience can hurt Him and no obedience can benefit Him. Then He distributed amongst them (the creation) their means of sustenance and placed them on earth.

The people of taqwa on earth are those of virtue:-
  1. Their speech is correct (TRUE).
  2. Their garments are of moderate nature and their walk is one of humility.
  3. They spend the evening in gratitude and the morning in remembrance.
  4. They lower their gazes when they see something that Allah has forbidden them to see and they give ear to beneficial knowledge.
  5. They maintain their integrity in both adversity and prosperity
  6. They sleep in alarm and they awake in joy .
  7. If their carnal selves make it difficult for them to fulfill that which they dislike they deprive them (their selves) of that which they like.
  8. The apple of their eyes is in what does not perish and their abstemiousness is in what disappears.
  9. Had it not been for the appointed time that Allah has written for them (death), their souls would not remain an extra second in their bodies out of yearning for reward and fear of punishment.
  10. Their hearts humble their selves content their diet meagre their matters simple; their Deen safe-guarded, their desires killed and their anger subdued.
  11. Their hopes are realistic and their mistakes few;
  12. Goodness is expected from them and evil is shielded against them.
  13. If they are among those who are oblivious, they are counted amongst those who remember (Allah).
  14. If they are among those who remember, they are not written among the oblivious.
  15. They pardon those who wrong them; they provide for those who deprive them and meet those who sever ties with them.
  16. They are never profane and always lenient.
  17. Their wrong doings are almost non-existent and their good deeds are always present.
  18. They are resolute when the earth quakes, steadfast in calamities and grateful in prosperity.
  19. They are not prejudiced against those they dislike nor do they favour those they love.
  20. They acknowledge the truth before it appears and do not lose anything they are entrusted with
  21. They acknowledge the truth before it appears and do not lose anything they are entrusted with
  22. They do not call anyone names nor do they hurt their neighbors.
  23. They do not curse at the time of difficulties nor do they venture into falsehood.
  24. Their remaining aloof is not out of pride and arrogance and their being close is neither a ploy nor a scheme.
  25. The Creator ranks Supreme in their eyes, so everything else becomes immaterial to them.
  26. They are with Paradise as if they had already witnessed it and enjoyed its presence.
  27. They are with Hell as if they have already seen it and tasted its torment.
  28.  Their hearts grieve and their evil (if any) is non-contagious
  29. Their bodies are lean, their needs are few and their souls are chaste.
  30. The observe patience for a few days and experience everlasting comfort.
  31. This is a profitable exchange that their Lord has made pleasant for them.
  32. The world tempts them, but they do not succumb. It imprisons them, but they ransomed themselves in exchange.
  33. During the nights they stand in rows and read portions of the Qur'an.
  34. They recite it with proper recitation which grieves their hearts and drink the Qur'an like medicine.
  35. If a verse of yearning comes along, they reach for it and believe it is their destination.
  36. If an intimidating verse comes along, they pour their hearts towards it and believe that Hell and its screams are in their ears
  37. They sleep on their foreheads and elbows (i.e. they engage in prayers so much that it is as if they sleep in those postures) and implore Allah to deliver them.
  38. In the day they are tolerant and learned, kind and God-fearing.
  39. Fear has chipped away at their bodies as if they were arrows.
  40. Anyone looking at them would think that they were sick. But they are not sick.
  41. Some will say that they are confused. A great fear has made them look like that.
  42. They condemn themselves and are apprehensive about their deeds.
  43. They are never content to do only a few actions (during the day), nor do they ask for a great deal.
  44. If one of them is called 'pious' he fears what will be said of him and says: 'I know myself better than you do. My Lord knows me better than I do’.
  45. They say O Allah! Do not take me to task for what they are saying about me and (O Lord) make me better than they think. Forgive my sins which they do not know about.'
  46. Their signs are that they are strong in Islam, resolute in their softness, firm in their belief.
  47. They crave for knowledge and are knowledgeable with tolerance.
  48. They perform good deeds in that they perform it in fear (of rejection)
  49. Moderate in richness; pleasant in hunger; forbearing in distress; seeking halal; active in (pursuing) guidance and they abhor greed.
  50. Silence does not bother them and if they laugh they do not raise their voices.
  51. If they are treated with injustice they remain patient until Allah vindicates them
  52. Their own selves live in toil while others are comfortable around them
  53. Their abstinence from those who stay away from them is their exoneration (from malice).
  54. Their proximity to those who are close to them is a means of mercy (for those who are close to them).
  55. They combine knowledge with tolerance and speech with action.