Tuesday, April 30, 2013

an tud khilani rabbil jannah(أنْ تُدْخِلَنَا رَبِّ الْجَنَّةْ )...

May Allah Grant me Jannah. I love this nasheed. I like the kids version above. I also put the Mishary afasy version below. Enjoy! :)

أن تدخلني ربي الجنة  ❊❊  هذا أقصى ما أتمنى 

وتهب لي الدرجات العليا  ❊❊  يا ذا المنة يارب

لاحول ولاقوة إلا بك  ❊❊  يا ذا القوة يا مولى

فأععنِ واصرف عني الجهل  ❊❊  يا ذا المنة يارب
وإذا مت إلهي اجعل لي  ❊❊  في قبري نوراً واغفرلي
واحشرني مع خير الرسل  ❊❊  يا ذا المنة يارب

يا لهنائي حين ألاقي  ❊❊  في الجنة صحبي ورفاقي 

فرحين بنعم الخلاق  ❊❊  يا ذا المنة يارب
أن تدخلني ربي الجنة  ❊❊  هذا أقصى ما أتمنى
وتهب لي الدرجات العليا  ❊❊  يا ذا المنة يارب

NOTES - Surah Al Fatiha

Virtues and distinctiveness of Surah Al Fatiha
1.       Quran Begins with it
2.       Salah begins with it
3.       1st surah revealed in complete form
4.       Essence of Quran-the rest of Quran is elaboration of it

Various Names of this Surah
1.       Fatihatul Kitaab (opening of the Book)
2.       Umm al Quran (essence of Quran)
3.       Umm al kitab (essence of the book)
4.       Al Quran al Azeem (Glorious Quran)
5.       Al Hamd (the Praise)
6.       Surah Fatiha (The opening chapter)
7.       Al Kanz (The Treasure)
8.       Ashifa (the Healer)
9.       Noor (The Light)
10.   Dua (supplication)
11.   Munajaat (submission)
12.   Al kifaya (the sufficient)
Surah Fatiha defined for 2 reasons:
1.       Faith(imaan) and
2.        Virtuous deeds( al amal al salih)

Virtues of Bismillah:
1.       To eradicate the custom of Jahiliya (age of ignorance) the first verse was  “read in the name of your Rab”
2.       Famous commentator Al Suyuti says beside the Glorious Quran other divine books begin with bismillah; certain other scholars say Bismillahir Rehmanir Raheem is specific to Quran only therefore it can be said that the particular Bismillahir Rehmani Raheem is for the Holy Quran while other divine scripture begin in the name of God
3.       Nabi Al Mustafa Allah’s blessings be upon him used to recite BismikAllahumma but after this verse was revealed he adopted Bismillahir Rehmani Raheem
4.       Our Holy Quran again and again instructs to recite and begin with Bismillah , no work recives blessings of Allah unless it is begun in His name
5.       By beginning everything in Allah’s name, Islam has given to the whole of our life an orientation towards Allah, so we may renew our allegiance to Him
6.       Thus each word each act transform into worship
7.       How brief is the action which consumes neither time nor energy yet gain is immense
8.       A disbeliever eat and drinks just as Muslim does but in saying Bismillah as he begins to eat, the Muslim affirms that it was not in his power to obtain this morsel of food which has passed through innumerable stages from sowing of the seed to the reaping of the grain corn , and which has during this process required the labors of the wind, the rain, the sun, of the heavens and of the earth and of a thousand men and that is Allah alone who has granted 

Nifaaq Dua Results

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Day 20- Ayah 20


The lightning almost takes away their sight; whenever it shines on them they walk in it, and when it becomes dark to them they stand still; and if Allah had pleased He would certainly have taken away their hearing and their sight; surely Allah has power over all things.

In these verses al-karimah Allah سبحانه وتعالى gives two examples for those hypocrites that pretend Islam and conceal kufr. Islam will not benefit them, since they do not believe in it. Rather they increase in their misguidance wandering around blindly, because misguidance is what runs in their blood and fills their hearts.
As for the first example (verse 17); it is a man who lights a very bright fire أَضَاءتْ مَا حَوْلَهُ "it lighted all around him", so it did not only light his place, but it lit what was around it, indicating its brightness. Yet, they did not benefit from this very bright light. Instead Allah ends it completely ذَهَبَ اللّهُ بِنُورِهِمْ "Allah took away their light". The light is weaker than the brightness. Allah سبحانه وتعالى says:
هُوَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ الشَّمْسَ ضِيَاء وَالْقَمَرَ نُورًا
"It is He Who made the sun a shining thing and the moon as a light" [Yunus, 10:5]
This means even its coals are extinguished. Not only its brightness went, but even its light. This extreme darkness enveloped them and they were left confused, wandering around blindly in the darkness (after the extreme brightness), that causes restlessness and confusion. It is an example of their lack of benefiting from Islam and their wandering blindly in kufr and misguidance. They are deaf, dumb and blind, despite the existence of their senses, yet they do not benefit from them, as they neglected them to leave the guidance and chose the clear misguidance.
Then Allah سبحانه وتعالى gives another example أَوْ كَصَيِّبٍ مِّنَ السَّمَاء "Or like a rainstorm from the sky" i.e. like strong rain falling from the sky. But instead of benefiting from it, they were blinded. It brought with it darkness, thunder and lightning from the intensity, such that they put their fingers, i.e. their fingertips - which is a metaphorical usage, by using the part to mean the whole - in their ears afraid that their hearing will go from the loudness of the thunder, and fearing for their life from the severity of the thunderclaps. They also fear the loss of their sight from the extreme brightness of the lightening. All of that is due to the terror of that falling rain that is darkness upon darkness. They go along in the brightness of the lightening, then they stop when it ceases, which incites in them confusion and restlessness. This example is also for the hypocrites' lack of benefiting from Islam, despite its greatness, so they persist in error and misguidance.
From daululoomtt.org:

The lightning almost takes away their sight; whenever it shines on them they walk in it, and when it becomes dark to them they stand still; and if Allah had pleased He would certainly have taken away their hearing and their sight; surely Allah has power over all things. (Surah Baqarah Verse 20)

It means that the fast and sudden attack of the lightning almost snatches away their sight. They are extremely frightened, however, finding themselves in the state of utter darkness, they had no choice except to benefit from the flashes of the lightning. Hence, whenever it strikes, they see the pathway and are able to walk a little. However, as soon as the flashes end, they are back in the same darkness again, and so, they remain standing still, fearful of walking ahead. In this state, Allah Has full power to take away their hearing through the loud rumbling of the thunder, and He also Has complete power to snatch away their sight through the piercing flashes of the lightning. These, He can do, whenever He wishes, for He Alone Has full control and power over everything and nothing is difficult for Him, nor is He incapable of doing anything. He however, grants them respite and allows them to benefit from the worldly life for a shortwhile.

The above similitude given is exactly the state of the hypocrites. They have confused themselves regarding Islam on account of the doubts they have entertained in their hearts. At times, they will confess having Imaan, and at times they will express Kufr. Whenever they see benefits in Islam like receiving charities, acquiring the spoils of war with the Muslims, being protected from the Muslims by showing that they are their brothers, they walked a little into Islam by confessing Islam. They are just like those who, having fallen in utter darkness, walk a little when they see the flash of the lightning. In the reverse, when they cannot gain any physical benefits in Islam, they remain firm upon kufr and disbelief. In this, they are similar to those who, in the absence of reaping benefit from the flashes of the lightning, remain standstill in darkness.

The abundant rainfall described in the similitude given in the above verse, is the beautiful religion of Islam which the hypocrites have received. Yet, they allowed themselves to be caught in the darkness of doubts and kufr (disbelief). (Just as rainfall gives life to the dead earth, so too Islam gives life to the dead hearts).
The thunder and lightning described in the similitude which strikes fear in the hearts of the people, are the warnings and threats given in the Holy Quran regarding the punishments of Allah and the fire of Hell.
On account of the hypocrisy of the hypocrites, if Allah had so wished, He could have destroyed them, yet, He granted them respite in this world for a short time.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Ilm Fruits


I just wanted to share this beneficial website. It gives you the sunnah and an action to apply the sunnah in your life. inshAllah

Sunday, April 28, 2013

[Parables in the Quran] Day 19 - Ayah 19

Sahih International
Or [it is] like a rainstorm from the sky within which is darkness, thunder and lightning. They put their fingers in their ears against the thunderclaps in dread of death. But Allah is encompassing of the disbelievers.


This Ayah is yet another parable given by Allah (swt) which describes how those hypocrites are that sometimes know the truth and doubt it at other times. When they suffer from doubt, confusion and disbelief, it's like the rain when it comes down during the darkness. This darkness refers to doubts, disbelief and hypocrisy. The term Thunder giver refers to the shocks that attack their hearts with fear. The hypocrites are usually full of anxiety and fear. The lighting is in reference to the light of the true faith that is sometimes felt in the hearts of the hypocrites. Their cautiousness doesn't benefit them because they are bound by Allah's will and decision. This verse explains the example for the hypocrites that pretend Islam and they conceal their actual belief. Islam doesn't benefit them since they don't truly believe in it. But instead they continue and increase in their misguidance moving around blindly. 
the "rainstorm from the sky" which is strong rain falling from the sky. But they do not benefit from the sky fall, rather they bring with it darkness, thunder and lighting, which are elements of destruction. These elements come with such intensity, such that they put their fingers or fingertips which is an metaphorical phrase given by using the part to mean the whole - in their ears afraid that their hearing will go form the loudness of the thunder and fearing for their life from the severity of the thunder sounds. They also fear the loss of their sight from the extreme brightness of the lightning. All this is due to the the terror and horrific falling of the rain that is darkness on top of darkness. They go in the brightness of the lightning but step away when it stops which puts them in the state of confusion. This ayah is the example showing the hypocrites lack of benefiting Islam despite it's greatness and they continue in the path of error. 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Countdown to Ramadan inshAllah

Ramadan is on  Tuesday, 9 July 2013
72 days, 21 hours remain till Ramadan
 Start Of Ramadan

 Allahumma barak lana fi Rajab wa Sha’ban wa Allahumma balighna Ramadan.
O Allah, Make the months of Rajab and Sha’ban blessed for us and allow us to reach Ramadan.


 This dua by Mishary reminds me of Ramadan. May we all reach Ramadan and become so close to Allah swt. ameen

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ayah 18 - Deaf, Dumb and Blind

Sahih International
Deaf, dumb and blind - so they will not return [to the right path].
 This ayah gives characteristics pertaining to the hypocrites; that they are deaf, dumb and blind. But of course, this odes not have a physical interpretation, rather spiritual.
They cannot hear guidance, nor comprehend it, nor have an open mind to it.

They are unable to utter words that are of beneift to them or to others.

They are in total darkness and deviation (from the straight path). 
22:46This is further elaborated on in Surah Hajj (22), ayah 46:
 So have they not traveled through the earth and have hearts by which to reason and ears by which to hear? For indeed, it is not eyes that are blinded, but blinded are the hearts which are within the breasts.
 And this why they cannot get back to the state of guidance that they were in, since they are unable to sense it. We are given 5 senses, which help us to "sense" the world around us, and perceive our surroundings. Without them, we are plunged into darkness, unable to communicate and make connections with our world. This is similar to hypocrites and the guidance of the heart. 

Let's do it iA

[Parables in the Quran] The parable of the hypocrite


Parables in the Quran 

Parable: A simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson, using comparison
or analogy.
Parables give a depth of understanding, providing the reader
with a mental picture of the subject matter.
Allah (Subhanuhu wa ta’ala) uses parables to describe important concepts
that need to be well understood; such as dunya, shirk, kufr and hypocrisy.
In Surat Al-Ankabut ayah 43, Allah (Subhanuhu wa ta’ala) says 
“And these similitudes We put forward for mankind, but none will grasp 
their meaning except those who have knowledge.”
Each parable consists of three parts:
1. The subject to be understood (in this case, hypocrisy)
2. The parable; the comparison with another subject.
3. The similarity between the two.
Read the Parable explanation for Surah Baqarah: 17 here.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Day 17- Ayah 17

Sahih International
Their example is that of one who kindled a fire, but when it illuminated what was around him, Allah took away their light and left them in darkness [so] they could not see.

Last four verses bring about the miserable predicament of hypocrites with two extended similes

v  Two examples divide hypocrites into two kinds of men

Ø  Disbelief with deep roots so little inclination towards Islam but pretended to be Muslims for worldly motives
§  Quran:- man who found light again loses it and left in darkness

Ø  On the other hand , those who recognize Islam as truth and sometimes wished to be genuine Muslims but worldly interests would not allowed them to do so and remain perpetual hesitation and doubt

§  Quran:- men caught in thunderstorm who move forward step or two when there is a flash of lightening but when it’s over again get stuck

In these parables, the hypocrites have also been warned that they are not beyond the POWER OF ALLAH SWT He can as He likes take away their sight and hearing and even destroy them..

Practicle Implication:

Memorize Practice and Make Dua (to be saved from Nifaq Symptoms):

Test Surah Al Fatiha Monday 29th April
Dua Nifaq 26th April 2013
JAzakillah Khair