- Allatheena yaqooloona rabbana innana amanna faighfir lana thunoobana waqina AAathaba alnnari
“Our Lord! We have indeed believed: forgive us our sins, and save us from the punishment of the Fire” (Qur’aan: 3:16)
- Rabbana ighfir lana waliikhwanina allatheena sabaqoona bialeemani wala tajAAal fee quloobina ghillan lillatheena amanoo rabbana innaka raoofun raheemun
“Our Lord! Forgive us, and our brethren who came before us into the Faith, and put not in our hearts any hatred against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of Kindness, Most Merciful.” (Qur’aan: 59:10) Read more... (1130 words, estimated 4:31 mins reading time)
- Waqul rabbi ighfir wairham waanta khayru alrrahimeena
Abu Hurayrah reports Rasulullah S.W. said, “Whoever stands in prayer and ‘ibaadah on the night of Power with sincere faith and with sincere hope of gaining reward, his previous sins are gorgiven”
Reported in Al Targheeb from Bukhari and Muslim Read more... (571 words, estimated 2:17 mins reading time)
A clear result of establishing divine qualities for Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) would be to liken him and grant him a share in divinity. Due to this some people aver that Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) has control over the doings of the universe and that Allaah Ta`ala had given Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) complete choice and will in the running of the universe. Read more... (1181 words, estimated 4:43 mins reading time)
Q 2. Not uncommon lately, are general gatherings in Western countries where Muslims are also invited. Such gatherings are mixed where liquor is also offered and consumed. If Muslims elect not to attend such functions, they are, on the one hand, alienated from the whole society while, on the other, they remain deprived of benefits that accrue from socialization. Is it permissible for Muslims to attend these gatherings under such circumstances?
A. Participation of Muslims in gatherings which constitute of indulging in drinking, eating of pork and the dancing and singing of women and men is not permissible, specially when there is no other general compulsion except the desire to be socially recognized. It is not proper for Muslims to bow down before such avenues of sin. The challenges to what Islam forbids being experienced by you give you all the more occasion to stay firm on your Faith. And should the Muslims living in non-Muslims countries and they are not that few could get to agree on not participating in such functions, chances are that non-Muslims themselves would be left with no reasonable option but to weed out such disagreeable practices from their functions.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.
عَبَسَ وَتَوَلَّى (1)
[80:1] He (the Prophet) frowned and turned his face,
أَنْ جَاءَهُ الأَعْمَى (2)
[80:2] because the blind man came to him!
وَمَا يُدْرِيكَ لَعَلَّهُ يَزَّكَّى (3)
[80:3] What could tell you (O prophet about the prospects of the blind man?) May be, (if you had attended him properly,) he would have attained purity,
أَوْ يَذَّكَّرُ فَتَنْفَعَهُ الذِّكْرَى (4)
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Allah SWT says: “And do not help each other in sin and aggression. Fear Allah. Surely, Allah is severe at punishment. (Al-Maida 5:2)
If some shopkeepers design something special for this occasion, red dresses, arranging red roses, selling red and white things of all sorts, then this act of his is also assisting the evils of Valentine’s Day. But alas, today’s Muslim does this all just to earn a few more bucks. Money is important to him, but not his faith. For him progress of this world is significant, the Emaan of Muslims is not of any significance to him. Read more... (300 words, estimated 1:12 mins reading time)
No religion is as broadminded and tolerant as Islam. The hearts of Muslims are very liberal but this does not mean they are deprived of their sense of honour. Their Haya is everything for them.
So it can never mean that we adopt the ways of the infidels and start celebrating their festivals. Today this deluge of following the west witnessed in our society is utterly damaging for our faith. It is our obligation to set dikes before this flood, build up our courage, and dishearten those who are helping these waves to cross all bounds.
Thus wishing greetings on such festivals too is as bad as being involved in them. It is Haram to wish Valentine to others. Somebody is drinking wine and you are applauding him, Mubarak ho! Someone is committing adultery and you are congratulating him! Just like that somebody being involved in the festival of the kuffars and you congratulate them passing on greetings to them. As faith escapes a person who drinks alcohol, Emaan goes away by getting involved in adultery, the same case applies to celebrating western traditions which become a source of completely whisking away the Emaan from a believer. So it is necessary for us to be concerned about improving our surroundings and society; guiding our children to the straight path, improving the environment of our homes and worrying about its betterment. Read more... (470 words, estimated 1:53 mins reading time)
Hadrat Abu Raza (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: The Messenger of ALLAH said, “Should I not tell you some thing which is the pivot of faith and through which you can achieve goodness in this world and in the Hereafter. Firstly, hold fast the company of Ahl-e-Zikar (devout men). Secondly when you are alone, keep your tongue busy in remembering ALLAH, as far as possible. Thirdly, love for the sake of ALLAH only and (similarly) hate for the sake of ALLAH alone.” [Baihaqui]
Note: It is confirmed by experience that good company is the best means of realizing the gist of religion, relishing its taste and appreciating its strength. [Hayat-ul-Muslimin]