Zaid al khattab radhiyallahu 'anhu(r.a) had superseded Omar al khattab(r.a) in accepting islam and died as martyr.. and Omar r.a. had not, before him.
Indeed, by Allah's greatest plan, Allah The All Knowing spared him (Omar al khattab r.a.) for the ummah. The people of his time were blessed to have him as the caliph. And blessed his pious predecessors, like Omar abdul aziz.. and we muslims today benefit a lot from them..
Allahuakbar. Indeed, Allah knows best and He has the best of interests for His believing slaves.. Allahuakbar..
O'self, be truthful to Allah, His Messenger Muhammad salallahu 'alayhi wasalam and to Islam..
Ya rabb, increase us in imaan, taqwa and righteous deeds. Aameen..
Ya rabb, gather us all in jannah. Grant us jannatul firdausil A'la. Aameen..
We truly miss all of you, the best generation of Islam.. We truly do.. Read More......
A Love letter from A Muslim Man to the Girl He loves
“if you love me, don’t confess your love to me, this won’t please me and will keep me away! love words don’t attract me.
If you love me, wait for me and I will knock on your door in the right time. Don’t give me privileges which I don’t deserve. Keep me away from you, and I will approach you.
If you approach me, I will stay away from you.
Don’t love me, for I want you ignorant in love.
I want to teach you love when the right time come and you will be my Halal, only when we are joined together under our Creator’s satisfaction.
Don’t tell me what you feel, don’t give me from your time, don’t push me to lose you. I am a man who won’t accept to see the one he loves committing sins or to live a forbidden love behind the back of her family. I don’t want her to feel guilty and don’t want her heart to suffer.
Put limits to me that I won’t cross, kill me inside you so I won’t grow to kill you.
Preserve what is beautiful inside you.
I want you innocent, chaste, pure. I want you dear, not easy.
And then, Only then, I will face everything and will be ready to go through difficulties to get you
How could I be a faithful man to you when I try to break your chastity?
How would I be faithful to you if I push you to betray your family?
How could I trust a love which grew under Allah’s wrath ?
To love you means to protect you, to preserve you not to kill what is beautiful in you.
Don’t be easy because then, I may not value you.
Don’t love me now, so I won’t hate you!
My heart wants you and doesn’t want to lose you.
I don’t want you to be just a passing fancy to me,
I want you a wife, a lover, the mother of my children,
I want you to be the one I will spend my whole life with”
I'm crying, too. SubhanAllah.
When the doors to halal are made hard upon their entrance, this makes the doors to what is haram to open wider. Allahul musta'an
May Allah increase in blessings in our scholar's life in dunya and akhira.
May Allah increase our iman, taqwa and perseverence in holding to this religion, in doing things which are pleasing to Allah and refraining ourselves from what HE is displeased with, in the best possible manners as taught by our Beloved Prophet Muhammad salallahu 'alayhi wasalam and his companions as well those who are rightly guided..
Let go of that which you desire if it competes with your love to Allah. Let it go for HIS sake. Then believe me it will return to you. Allah will bring it back to you in a better form or you will get something better. Be patient. Reclaim your heart from the creation and return it to The One Who Deserves it most- The Creator.
Learn to love Allah most,
Depend on Allah alone,
Given everything, every blessing around you as a mean for you
to love and obey Allah better.
The 'tools' to worship HIM better.
Thank Allah for giving these 'tools' to depend on HIM better.
Not to depend on the 'tools'.
Tools should be hold tight in your hands to be used to its fullest,
not to be kept in your heart.
For the heart should be the holder of your belief, love, trust, hope on HIM,
a side of real attachment to rebuild in its purest form.
And i will say, keep space for fear in there too,
Fear for leaving a place for false attachment to reside.
The more you depend on people,
The more they will shun away from you.
Because it's a nature of a human being to be dependable on something or someone,
Allah created you and I and all people such a way.
But it's a great mistake to depend on the creation instead of The Creator.
It is out of HIS wisdom that HE created you such a way,
Because HE wanted you to keep turning and depending on HIM
in all situations..
But remember, depending on HIM for HIS supports requires you to take all necessary means,
to use all necessary tools- to qualify you to HIS support and help.
Use the tools to reach to the source of HELP,
and the source of all help is from Allah.
The one who learns to depend on HIM, learns the true essence of INDEPENDENCE.
IT'S THE SAME LORD, IN CASE YOU AND I FORGOT
Do you think the same Lord that divided the red sea for Musa (a.s) when behind him was a super-powerful army approaching to kill him and his people, and there was no hope it seemed from the eyes of his followers;
The same Lord that saved Yunus (a.s) who was trapped in the belly of a whale when no one heard him crying for help from his All-Merciful and Loving Lord,
The same Lord that commanded the fire to cool off, from burning Ibrahim (a.s) when he turned to Allah alone, when Angel Jibreel offered his service but he refused for wanting none others but Allah to help, with all his trust on HIM,
The same Lord that changed the staff Musa (a.s) leaned and depended on to a snake which now could harm him instead of supporting him,
The same Lord that elevated the status of Muhammad (s.a.w) over all of HIS creations after all the tests, trials and hardships befallen upon him, trials upon trials which were out of one layman could ever afford to be in,
The very same Lord.. Their Lord.. Ours
Do you think HE, Allah would ever leave them? Leave us?
Do you think, now, Allah would not be able to HELP us to go through the test,
To SUPPORT us throughout the journey?
Allah was the same Lord that helped these chosen people out of the greatest tests a human being could afford to bear.
Do you think this same LORD couldn't help us out of our daily worries and daily affairs?
HE was the same Lord that gave these chosen people (may peace and blessings be upon them) tests upon tests.
And HE was the same Lord that helped them out of these tests.
So the same Lord who gives you a test today WILL definitely HELP YOU OUT, too.
All you need to do is to RETURN to HIM.
These are not just 'stories' that you hear and say, "Oh, another inspiring stories"
and you walk away not taking lessons from.
These are stories for us, for purpose.
You and I can relate to these stories.
You and I indeed are tested by Allah in this life.
You and I are in fact in dire need of Allah..
Did these prophets lose hope? No.
So we shouldn't lose hope, too.
Never lose hope.
Keep your trust, belief and faith firm.
Return to Allah.
HE's there for you..
*Lessons from 'Reclaim Your Heart' with Yasmin Mogahed, 15th April 2013, Martrade Exhibition Centre*
I call myself MUSLIM I listen to music, I call myself Muslim. I participate in haram festivals, I call myself Muslim. I don’t even know how to pray properly, I call myself Muslim. I shave my beard and take off my hijab, I call myself Muslim. ... ... My sense of clothing is revealing, I call myself Muslim. My income is haram, I call myself Muslim. I backbite with my friends, I call myself Muslim. I don’t even end the night off with Qur’aan rather I watch movies but I call myself Muslim. We do not read and understand what ALLAH is written for us. instead we read text messages sent by our friends We call ourselves muslim. Sounds familiar? Think about it: Was this the life of the Prophet Muhammad [sallallahu alaihi wasallam]? Is this what the Qur’aan describes as a believers life? IS THIS REALLY A MUSLIM? Turn to ALLAH Worry about AKHIRAH. Do not enjoy the fake enjoyment of this world. We are ummah of the prophet sallalahu alaih wasallam live life like how he lived. Offer namaz, understand Qur’an, be humble. Give zakah stay away from shirk and bad deeds. “The life of this world is just the enjoyment of delusion”- [Surah Al-Imran 185] SHARE IT !! Surely, الله Will Grant you The Reward For Spreading Righteousness !!
I was asked. "If i were a guy, having female 'friends' in my fb profile, what would i do?.."
*Eyes blinking for a moment, two, three..*
Seriously, i couldn't think of any answer for that.
Because i'm not a guy :)
But i do have an answer for being a MUSLIM woman.. InshaAllah..
(Wallahi i'm struggling to become better, i'm no better than any of you who reads my post now)
I remember taking few days back in few years ago, to decide and finally take the initiative to REMOVE all brothers from my fb profile for few solid reasons, i must say.(Well, our situation may be VERY different here, so pls understand that this is based on my self-inspection and self-analyze to what i believe the best for myself :) )
THE few reasons:
1. I was distracted with the comments of the brothers on my wall post- seriously, UNNECESSARY comments from them as i see it. I was like, 'ehem, i'm dealing with my sisters here, why are you here?...'
2. Guess i 'distracted' some of the brothers (I mean, seriously, why would some of them commented almost on all pics that i posted? Mm.. Didn't they have better things to do than updating my posts? Tho' they might be doing this to other people too, i didn't agree they did it here in my profile. Seriously, i didn't want to be one of the reasons for them wasting their time on fb) :(
Not to mention LOADS of messages i received from them PRIVATELY in my inbox.
Praising, amazed by my posts and sharings over the fb... All ignored.
Then... over a period of time, they started to ask me questions..
Urgh.. Was that necessary? Didn't they have GUY friends to ask?.. (0_o)
3. I really appreciate PRIVACY with my female friends, my family and close friends, i don't need these brothers to look at my profile on this. You know how unfriendly fb was back then- not much options you have to control your profile, unlike today, you can set custom/private, etc..
4. Some brothers enjoy sharing their pics. Eemm.. I'm trying to lower my gaze here (OFFLINE social life as well as ONLINE in social networking- Ukhty, fear Allah...) So, having them in my profile wasn't a help to lowering my gaze, NOT AT ALL.
At first, i added them thinking that it might ease my dakwah work since i have to deal with them on some programs, but naa... NO NEED TO. I've dealt with them enough offline. And now online? No no no.. I don't want to spend more of my time with you guys. Once our jobs are done. Khalas, they all end there. Alhamdulillah..
All in all, i don't need the unnecessary attention. Such an unnecessary distraction that unnecessarily took my time, and theirs.. :/
Some of you might think,
"Why am i making such a BIG fuss out of this?"
Some may even ask,
"What's the big deal?"
Ohho. Hold on..
Free-mixing over the internet (especially in fb where everything is POSSIBLE),
Unrestrained and limitless posting and sharing,
Unrestrained glances/gazes over the unfiltered contents,
The disgusting advertisements,
And more to list.....
THEY MAKE A GREAT DEAL HERE, when it comes to the matters of the heart.
Eyes--> Heart--> Iman--> Akhlaq
Haram things- disturbed/distressed/distracted/restless heart- weak iman/desentized to sins- fall short in performing ibadah/easily sinning (Wa'iyadzhubillah!)
Uhuh. They are all INTER-related.
I remember listening to a lecture on lowering gaze in islam, the scholar mentioned that "The eyes are the windows of our hearts".. Whatever that passes through our eyes will go down to the heart. If we do not observe our gazes, do not restrain them from looking to what Allah and HIS messengers salallahu 'alayh wasalam had prohibited, our heart may becomes sick and if ignored, it may get corrupted.
Read Madarij as Salikin written by Ibn Qayyim al Jawzi- Our muslim scholar on matter related to the science of the heart, things related to our faith/iman.. Learn the arrows of syaithan, their traps to mislead, distract and corrupt the sons of Adam (It's us !) from our main prupose of life..
Learn the Quran and ahadeeth, teachings of Prophet Muhammad salallahu 'alayh wasalam and the footsteps of the companions radhiyallahu 'anhum, the beautiful examples set by the wives and believing women in the past whose life testified and witnessed in history to be successful..
Listen to lectures of our scholars today on this kind of issues that they address them in a way relevant to our lives..
Story of Yusuf 'alayhi as salam (a.s)
SubhanAllah, i'm amazed with the story of Prophet Yusuf a.s who was mentioned in a sound hadeeth that he was given the beauty of the world (A very handsome prophet), used to COVER HIS FACE whenever dealing with women.
What?! Haha. That was my impression. A man covering his face from women?
Yea.. Think about it. He was taken as a slave in his YOUNG age, being a slave, who would care about him much. But he knew what fitna had he brought to the wife of Al-Aziz (as mufassirin said she had started to seduce and get his attention since the beginning but ended up forcing him to commit zina. BY FORCE- because she was ignored by Yusuf a.s).. So he knew he had the 'killing' look. He did his part to help other women to lower their gaze by covering his face, he knew he was gifted by Allah the 'killing' look. Amazing eyh?
*No wonder the friends of the wife of al aziz cut their fingers for the FIRST time seeing Yusuf a.s.. They never saw him before ! Wooaa.. He really took gooood care of himself. Amazing! MashaAllah!*
Story of Imam Asy Syafi'e rahimullah
And talking about the consequences of NOT lowering the gaze, remember imam asy syafi'e used to complain to his teacher (Waqi' if i'm not mistaken) that his memory was getting weak.. What did the teacher told him?
And the sin that caused him to have weak memory was just by accident ! He accidently looked to a woman's leg as the wind blew and exposed small part of her leg. SubhanAllah !
How about us?.. :(
More articles, video lectures and books that discussed on this and related matters by our scholars.
Do take time to learn from all these materials.. :)
..For a person who is in search of the truth, Allah subhana huwa ta'ala who sees and knows HIS servant's sincere intention will guide his way..
"Oo Allah , do not call me to account for what they say and forgive me for what they have no knowledge of [and make me better than they imagine]
To become a comprehensive-excellent muslima; trying and working hard for this. InshaAllah :)