Category Archives: Qur’aan

24 Oct

Be careful of what you utter

Not a word does he (or she) utter, but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it).

[Qur’aan 50:18]


Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "A slave (of Allah) may utter a word which pleases Allah without giving it much importance, and because of that Allah will raise him to degrees (of reward): a slave (of Allah) may utter a word (carelessly) which displeases Allah without thinking of its gravity and because of that he will be thrown into the Hell-Fire."

[Sahiih al-Bukhaari Hadiith No. 6478]


Ibn al-Qayyim said:

Indeed, the slave (of Allaah) will come on the Day of Judgment with good deeds the like (in magnitude) of a mountain. He will find that his tongue has destroyed them all.

And he will come with bad deeds the like (in magnitude) of a mountain. He will find that his tongue has destroyed them all because of the abundance of dhikr of Allaah (which he used to make).

[al-Jawaab al-kaafii]

 

24 Oct

Only Allaah knows what is best for you

Do Istikhaara for your affairs because only Allaah knows what is best for you

 

Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.

[Qur’aan 2:216]

O you who have believed, it is not lawful for you to inherit women by compulsion. And do not make difficulties for them in order to take [back] part of what you gave them unless they commit a clear immorality. And live with them in kindness. For if you dislike them – perhaps you dislike a thing and Allah makes therein much good.

[Qur’aan 4:19]

 

Jaabir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) used to teach us the Istikharah (seeking guidance from Allah) in all matters as he would teach us a Surah of the Qur'an. He used to say: "When one of you contemplates entering upon an enterprise, let him perform two Rak'ah of optional prayer other than obligatory prayers and then supplicate:

"Allahumma inni astakhiruka bi 'ilmika, wa astaqdiruka bi qudratika, wa as-'aluka min fadlikal-'azim. Fainnaka taqdiru wa la aqdiru, wa ta'lamu wa la a'lamu, wa Anta 'allamul- ghuyub. Allahumma in kunta ta'lamu anna hadhal-'amra (and name what you want to do) khairun li fi dini wa ma'ashi wa 'aqibati amri, (or he said) 'ajili amri ajilihi, faqdurhu li wa yassirhu li, thumma barik li fihi. Wa in kunta ta'lamu anna hadhal 'amra (and name what you want to do) sharrun li fi dini wa ma'ashi wa 'aqibati amri, (or he said) wa 'ajili amri wa ajilihi, fasrifhu 'anni, wasrifni 'anhu, waqdur liyal- khaira haithu kana, thumma ardini bihi."

(O Allah, I consult You through Your Knowledge, and I seek strength through Your Power, and ask of Your Great Bounty; for You are Capable whereas I am not and, You know and I do not, and You are the Knower of hidden things. O Allah, if You know that this matter (and name it) is good for me in respect of my Deen, my livelihood and the consequences of my affairs, (or he said), the sooner or the later of my affairs then ordain it for me, make it easy for me, and bless it for me. But if You know this matter (and name it) to be bad for my Deen, my livelihood or the consequences of my affairs, (or he said) the sooner or the later of my affairs then turn it away from me, and turn me away from it, and grant me power to do good whatever it may be, and cause me to be contented with it). And let the supplicant specify the object."

[Sahiih all-Bukhari]

 

Only Allaah knows what is best for you. This is a fact.

You do not have knowledge of the unseen. He does. He knows you better than you know yourself.

When you keep these facts in mind, you will realize that you can never know what is good for you.

Hence, before you embark on an endeavor, always do an Istikhaara.

If what you are about to do is good for you, Allaah will bless it for you and make it easy for you.

If it is bad for you, He will take you away from it and you away from it. Then, He will choose for you what is good for you and make you content with it.

 

 

20 Oct

Do not walk arrogantly on the earth


And walk not on the earth with conceit and arrogance. Verily, you can neither rend nor penetrate the earth, nor can you attain a stature like the mountains in height.

 

[Qur’aan 17:37]

Ibn 'Umar reported that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "If anyone behaves insolently or walks with arrogance, he will meet Allah Almighty covered with His anger."

[al-Adab al-mufrad Hadiith No. 549]

 

19 Oct

Seek children so that you may get good deeds even after you die

It has been made permissible for you the night preceding fasting to go to your wives [for sexual relations]. They are clothing for you and you are clothing for them. Allah knows that you used to deceive yourselves, so He accepted your repentance and forgave you. So now, have relations with them and seek that which Allah has decreed for you. And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread [of night]. Then complete the fast until the sunset. And do not have relations with them as long as you are staying for worship in the mosques. These are the limits [set by] Allah , so do not approach them. Thus does Allah make clear His ordinances to the people that they may become righteous.

[Qur’aan 2:187]


Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "When a man dies, his deeds come to an end, except for three: A continuous charity, knowledge by which people derive benefit, pious son who prays for him."

[Sahiih Muslim Hadiith No. 1631]

Seek what He has decreed for you means a child. This is the opinion of Abu Hurairah (may Allaah be pleased with him), Ibn Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him), 'Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him), shariih al-Qaadi, Mujaahid, al-Suddi, zaid bin 'aslam, al-hakam bin 'utbah, muqaatil bin hayyaan, 'ikramah, sa'iid bin jubair, 'Ataa, al-rabii' bin 'Anas, al-Hasan al-Basri, al-Dahhaak, and Qataadah. [1]

 

 

References(s):

[1] Tafsiir Ibn Kathiir Volume 1 Page 512

17 Oct

You must enjoin good and forbid evil

O you who have believed, upon you is [responsibility for] yourselves. Those who have gone astray will not harm you when you have been guided. To Allah is you return all together; then He will inform you of what you used to do.

[Qur’aan 5:105]

 

It was narrated that Qais bin Abu Hazim said:

“Abu Bakr stood up and praised and glorified Allah, then he said: ‘O people, you recite this Verse – “O you who believe! Take care of your own selves. If you follow the (right) guidance no hurt can come to you from those who are in error.”[5:105] – and I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) say: ‘If people see some evil but do not change it, soon Allah will send His punishment upon them all.’” (One of the narrators) Abu Usamah repeated: "Indeed I heard that Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) say."

[Sunan Ibn Maajah Hadith No. 4005]


The above Verse was understood incorrectly by certain people. Abu Bakr (may Allaah be pleased with them) clarified the Verse.

The Sunnah is the Tafsiir of the Qur'aan. We abandon our interpretations of a Qur'aanic Verse when it opposes the Sunnah.

This was the way of the Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them).

Who knows the Religion better than the Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them)?

 

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