Friday, November 26, 2010

Do we follow our hearts blindly?

Those who enjoy what's good/right and who stay away from evil/wrong.

So this means a believer is someone who truly understood the meaning of Islam and the meaning of a Muslim in details. One who is able to think and understand the Quran and Sunnah(Islam).One who then after using wisdom and logic, loves and practices Islam as it should be practiced with a great pure heart. Who is able to know logically what's right and wrong.Than the good deeds are counted according to the pure intentions.Allah swt than rewards the Muslim with whatever he/she wishes for and even much more .Islam is not something that you follow things blindly. Islam is a pure way of life and teachings that are followed with logical wisdom and pure heart. And once this is understood then the unity and brotherhood in Islam will be understood too.


Allah swt says in the Quran about brotherhood and commands us to act as brothers and sisters

"The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islâmic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allâh, that you may receive mercy. "(Surah 49:10)

That's it, act as true brothers and sisters with each other and you won't be astray.Love and respect each other as brothers and sisters :)

Muhammad saws said the real Muslims must love each other as real brothers and sisters to.

"You will not enter Paradise until you have faith, and you will not have faith until you love each other..."(hadith)

Brotherhood is to live in peace and understanding with one another. If one disagrees with another than they should follow the best meaning of what is discussed. We can argue but we can still love. We can forgive and have mercy always for one another. Brother/Sister love should grow constantly. For this reason we must not fight nor hate each other(especially not kill),even if that happens to some(since we are weak humans)than hate should not be more than 3 days, .A real Muslim will wish for his bro/sis in Islam what he wishes for himself and help him/her to live in peace.One must not take advantage of another and should respect his/her rights.

Do help each other and do be happy together. Learn from one another, do admit your mistakes when you do them accidently and than fix them. Purify yourselves with love and understanding for each other.

Do understand that if you don't act like this then there'll be a total mess(which you can see clearly in our time that's exactly what's happening among the Ummah).Wish for each other good as you wish for yourself. Be open with each other but also know when to put a limit cos Allah swt doesn't love those who are extremists. Try as much as you can to be a humble/modest Muslim/Muslimahs.

Allah wants us to live together in peace, love and tranquility, not backbiting and hating one another for no reasons. Even with non Muslims we should live in peace and respect. A Muslim doesn't hate nor judge injustly.A Muslims helps any innocent person and loves his bro/sis for the sake of Allah swt.Let us be the wonderful Ummah that Allah swt wishes for us to be.

Muhammad saws said:

“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood.”

A muslim is like a real brother to another and this is why he(saws) also said ""None of you will have faith till he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself." (Sahih Al-Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 12) .

"You will not enter Paradise until you have faith, and you will not have faith until you love each other."

Shall I direct you to something which if you fulfill you will love one another? Spread peace among yourselves."(It was reported by Muslim)

"A Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. He does not oppress him, nor does he leave him at the mercy of others." (Sahih Muslim Book 032, Number 6219)

"Your smile in the face of your brothers is an act of charity."(hadith)

Even a smile is a charity and charity is worship and Allah swt is pleased with one when he does things for the sake of Allah swt.Allah swt says and His messenger saws that we should greet each other with "salaam aleykum"(peace of Allah be with you),even the greeting should be with peace so we should not violate peace.

So let us change and start uniting for the sake of Allah swt.Let us live in peace and love.Let us start practicing real Islam with pure heart and wisdom/logic.Let us really be Muslims !!

Allah says :

“The Mu’minoon are but a single Brotherhood.” (The Holy Qur’an, 49:10)

For this We sent a Messenger to you from among you to recite Our Signs to you and purify you and teach you the Book and Wisdom and teach you things you did not know before. (Surat 02:151)

Say: "Will you inform Allâh of your religion While Allâh knows all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and Allâh is All-Aware of everything.They regard as favour to you (O Muhammad SAW) that they have embraced Islâm. Say: "Count not your Islâm as a favour to me. Nay, but Allâh has conferred a favour upon you, that He has guided you to the Faith, if you indeed are true. Verily, Allâh knows the unseen of the heavens and the earth. And Allâh is the All-Seer of what you do.(Surah 49:16-18)

And follow what is revealed to you and be patient till Allah should give judgment, and He is the best of the judges. (Surah 10.109)

And follow what is revealed to you from your Lord; surely Allah is Aware of what you do

(Surah 33.002)

In the name of God, the infinitely Compassionate and Merciful.

Praise be to God, Lord of all the worlds.

The Compassionate, the Merciful. Ruler on the Day of Reckoning.

You alone do we worship, and You alone do we ask for help.

Guide us on the straight path,

the path of those who have received your grace;

not the path of those who have brought down wrath, nor of those who wander astray.

Amen.(Surah Al Fatiha)

Assalaamun Aleykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

(May the peace,mercy and blessings of Allah swt be with you)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

dua for EATING.


Allhuma baa rik lanaa feemaa razaqtanaa wa qinaa azaaba al-naar
Translation: O Allah! Bless us on everything You give us, and avoid us from Hellfire. And with the name of Allah.


Alhamdulillahillazee at 'amanaa wa saqaanaa wa kafaa naa wa awaa naa
Translation: All Praises be to Allah, who provides us food, drink, satisfaction and protection

Thursday, November 11, 2010


1.وَإِمَّا يَنزَغَنَّكَ مِنَ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنِ نَزۡغٌ۬ فَٱسۡتَعِذۡ بِٱللَّهِ‌ۖ إِنَّهُ ۥ هُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلۡعَلِيمُ “And if there comes to you from Satan an evil suggestion, then seek refuge in Allah. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Knowing.” [41:36]
2. Recitation of the two soorahs al-Falaq,
قُلۡ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ ٱلۡفَلَقِ (١) مِن شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ (٢) وَمِن شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ (٣) وَمِن شَرِّ ٱلنَّفَّـٰثَـٰتِ فِى ٱلۡعُقَدِ (٤) وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ (٥

Say: "I seek refuge with (Allâh) the Lord of the daybreak, (1) "From the evil of what He has created; (2) "And from the evil of the darkening (night) as it comes with its darkness; (or the moon as it sets or goes away) (3) "And from the evil of those who practise witchcrafts when they blow in the knots, (4) "And from the evil of the envier when he envies." (5)
and an-Nas,
قُلۡ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ ٱلنَّاسِ (١) مَلِكِ ٱلنَّاسِ (٢) إِلَـٰهِ ٱلنَّاسِ (٣) مِن شَرِّ ٱلۡوَسۡوَاسِ ٱلۡخَنَّاسِ (٤) ٱلَّذِى يُوَسۡوِسُ فِى صُدُورِ ٱلنَّاسِ (٥) مِنَ ٱلۡجِنَّةِ وَٱلنَّاسِ (٦

Say: "I seek refuge with (Allâh) the Lord of mankind, (1) "The King of mankind — [] (2) "The Ilâh (God) of mankind, (3) "From the evil of the whisperer (devil who whispers evil in the hearts of men) who withdraws (from his whispering in one's heart after one remembers Allâh)[] , (4) "Who whispers in the breasts of mankind, (5) "Of jinn and men." (6)
as they have wondrous effect in seeking refuge with Allah from his evil, weakening Shaytan and protection from him. This is why the Messenger, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said: “No person seeks refuge with anything like the Mu`awwidhatayn (soorahs al-Falaq and an-Nas)”. [an-Nasaa’i, 5337]3. Recitation of Ayat al-Kursi (2:255).
ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلۡحَىُّ ٱلۡقَيُّومُ‌ۚ لَا تَأۡخُذُهُ ۥ سِنَةٌ۬ وَلَا نَوۡمٌ۬‌ۚ لَّهُ ۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۗ مَن ذَا ٱلَّذِى يَشۡفَعُ عِندَهُ ۥۤ إِلَّا بِإِذۡنِهِۦ‌ۚ يَعۡلَمُ مَا بَيۡنَ أَيۡدِيهِمۡ وَمَا خَلۡفَهُمۡ‌ۖ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَىۡءٍ۬ مِّنۡ عِلۡمِهِۦۤ إِلَّا بِمَا شَآءَ‌ۚ وَسِعَ كُرۡسِيُّهُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ‌ۖ وَلَا يَـُٔودُهُ ۥ حِفۡظُهُمَا‌ۚ وَهُوَ ٱلۡعَلِىُّ ٱلۡعَظِيمُ (٢٥٥

Allâh! Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber, nor sleep overtake Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter . And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Kursî[] extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.

4. Recitation of soorah al-Baqarah. The Messenger, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said, “The house in which al-Baqarah is recited is not approached by Shaytan.” [Muslim]

5. The final part of al-Baqarah. The Messenger, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said, “Whoever recites the two last verses of al-Baqarah at night they will suffice him.” [Muslim]

6. Recitation of the beginning of soorah Mu’min (Ghafir), until His saying, “wa ilayhi-l-maseer” (to Him is the destination). (i.e.حمٓ (١) تَنزِيلُ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلۡعَزِيزِ ٱلۡعَلِيمِ (٢ “Ha. Meem. The revelation of the Book is from Allah, the Exalted in Might, the Knowing, the forgiver of sin, acceptor of repentance, severe in punishment, owner of abundance. There is no deity except Him; to Him is the destination.” [40:1-2])

7. Saying “la ilaha ill Allah wahdahu la sharika lah, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu wa huwa `ala kulli shay’in qadir” (there is nothing worthy of worship except Allah, He has no partner, His is the Dominion and Praise, and He is able to do all things) a hundred times.

8. The most beneficial form of protection from Shaytan: abundance of remembrance of Allah, the Exalted.

9. Ablution and prayer, and they are from among the greatest means of protection, especially at the time of emergence of anger and desire.

10. Abstinence from excess speech, food and mixing with people.

By Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah
Summarized from Bida’i` al-Fawa’id (304-308)

Monday, November 8, 2010


This is a great concern from me personally as I feel that we as parents are able to make sound decisions based on how our children's characters are like.    Sometimes, our children do not deserve to inherit our CPF monies, therefore..with this fatwa, we are clearer that we can give our money to more deserving people.


Increase Your Good Deeds in the 1st ten days of Dhul Hijjah

The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah have arrived. Ibn 'Abbas reported that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said in reference to the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah:

"No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these days."

Here are some other ways you can increase your good deeds in these blessed ten days:


Increased ibaadah (worship)

Reading Quran

Increased kindness to neighbors

Giving charity, even if just one day.