17 Feb

Do not ask the dead for help, seriously

O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.

[Qur’aan 2:153]


When you face problems, you do not go the graves of dead people and ask them for help.


This is not the way of a Muslim.


You follow the example of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).


You do not go to the grave of Abd al-Qaadir Jilaani and yell O Abd al-Qaadir help me.

You do not go to the grave of Ibn 'Arabi and yell Ya Sheikh help.

You do not go to anyone's grave and ask for help.


Rather, you follow the example of the best of creation (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).


Hudhaifah said:

When anything distressed the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), he prayed.

[Sunan Abi Dawud Hadith No. 1319]


Ibn Hajr al-asqalaani graded the hadith hasan
al-albaani graded the hadith hasan


Follow the Qur'aan and Sunnah. Do not ask dead people to help you. They cannot do anything for you.


Follow the way of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).


Success lies in following only the Qur'aan and the Sunnah.


13 Feb

If you pray wearing silk or gold

That which is cut off from the jild [flesh, meat] of those animals whose flesh is permissible to eat and those animals whose flesh is impermissible to eat is considered dead. It does not become pure except by tanning.

In addition, I forbid men from wearing silk.

He who wears silk and prays in it, he does not have to repeat the prayer.

This is because silk is not impure. Not wearing it is a form of worship. You do not wear it because it is impure but because it is a form of worship not to wear it [since men have been told not to wear it and when you obey a command of Allaah it is worship]. And because its price [in sale and trade] is permissible.

Indeed, women wear it and pray in it.

Likewise, I forbid men from wearing gold rings and other gold items. If they wear them and pray in them, then they have done evil and have been disobedient if they know of the prohibition of wearing gold items, but they do not have to repeat the prayer. This is because gold items are not impure. Do you not see that those things which are considered impure are considered impure for both men and women and women pray while wearing gold items?


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10 Feb

Protection from devils and magic

Narrated Sa`d:

I heard Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) saying, 

"Whoever takes seven 'Ajwa dates in the morning will not be effected by magic or poison on that day."

[Sahih al-Bukhari 5779]


The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa allam) said: "Indeed Allah wrote in a book two thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth, and He sent down two Ayat from it to end Surat al-Baqarah with. If they are recited for three nights in a home, no Shaitan shall come near it."

[Jaami al-Tirmidhi Hadith No. 2882]


Sheikh al-albaani graded it Sahiih
al-Suyuti said its chain of narrators is strong
al-Mundhiri said its chain of narrators Sahiih, Hasan, or that which is near to them
al-Haythami said the narrators are all reliable
al-Shawkaani said its chain is strong
Ibn Hajar al-asqalaani graded the hadith Hasan


Here is link to the last two Verses mentioned in the above Hadith. Recite them every night. You do not need any Raaqis. Just follow the Qur'aan and Sunnah. 


The Qur'aan and Sunnah provide you the solutions to all your problems. 


Guided are those who follow the Qur'aan and Sunnah. For them awaits Paradise and the Pleasure of Allaah. 


Follow the Qur'aan and Sunnah.



07 Feb

The kaafirs are one millah

And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their millah (religious community, religion, creed, faith). Say, "Indeed, the guidance of Allah is the [only] guidance." If you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have against Allah no protector or helper.

[Qur’aan – 2:120]


Imaam al-Shaafi'i, Ahmad bin Hanbal, Daawud, Abu Hanifah, and a group of scholars have said that all of the kaafirs are one millah (nation) based on this Verse. In the Verse, Allaah uses the words "their millah" to refer to all of them. They have also used the following hadith to support this view of theirs:



It was narrated from ‘Amr bin Shu’aib, from his father, from his grandfather, that the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

“People of two different millah do not inherit from one another.”

[Sunan Ibn Maajah Hadith No. 2731]



The two different millah here, according to them, refers to Islaam and Kufr.


30 Jan

Things which do not concern you

O you who have believed, do not ask about things which, if they are shown to you, will distress you. But if you ask about them while the Qur'an is being revealed, they will be shown to you. Allah has pardoned that which is past; and Allah is Forgiving and Forbearing.

[Qur’aan 5:101]

"We were forbidden in the Quran to ask the Prophet about anything not imperative…"

[Sunan al-Nasaai’i part of a long Hadith No. 2091]



This was so that nothing was made impermissible or obligatory as a result of their asking. They were forbidden from asking while the Qur'aan was still being revealed. 


There are scholars who have said that this does not apply now since there is no fear of anything being made obligatory or impermissible.


The Verse gives insight into the inquisitive nature of humans. We always want to know things. At times, in life, we do not have answers to certain questions yet we continue to search for them. 


Then, when we find the answers, we wish we had not known. Regret is all we get when we find the answers. 


That is why it is best to leave things which do not concern us. We need to concentrate on things we really need to know. Just like knowing too little can cause problems, so can knowing too much. 


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