Hazrat Musa (A.S), History & Biography

Hadhrat Musa (alayhis salaam), after an absence of more than a decade, returned to Egypt having been appointed the Nabi. Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam), together with his elder brother, Haaroon (alayhis salaam) who was also appointed a Nabi, arrived at Fir’oun’s palace at a time when the royal court was in full session. Haaroon (alayhis salaam) was fearful. He said to Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam) that the oppression and cruelty of Fir’oun had increased manifold since he (Nabi Musa) had departed. At the slightest annoyance caused to him, he would order the hands and feet of people to be cut off. Without hesitation he would order people to be impaled on the gibbet. Haaroon’s (alayhis salaam) grim portrayal of Fir’oun’s wrath made Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam) fearful.

November 4, 2010

Minimum Requirement For Entering The Jannah

Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh

Q. We understand that entrance to the Heaven will depend on the mercy of Allah, the Most-Merciful, and not on our deeds only. We all the time seek the mercy of the Merciful for here and for the Hereafter. Someone came to the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam)asking him what he was required to do to enter into the Heaven. The Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam)narrated the minimum deeds he was required to do it order to enter into the Heaven. Would you be kind enough to give details of the minimum deeds. May Allah reward you for this noble work.
(M.S. Desin, Dammam)

September 27, 2010

Lecture 7. The Message of the Holy Prophet of Islam

Dawah & Tabligh, Muhammad, the last messenger, the last message

Gentlemen! In my previous six lectures I have trIed to prove in the light of sound, and authentic arguments that of all the great men who have served humanity, only the Prophets of Allah are the ones whose noble examples ought to be followed And the most perfect and complete life available to us today is that of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) which makes him the best and eternal role model for all mankind. Once we have shown that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the eternal and perfect model the question arises— what are his universal teachings that lead to eternal success? What message has he brought to the world and what are the essential features of that message for which the last of God’s Messengers was sent to this world? How did this Message modify & and complete the messages sent down through the earlier Prophets?

February 17, 2010

51) Overburdening and Arrogance against others

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

This includes overbearing the weak, the male slave, the female slave, the wife and the beast. Allah, the Almighty ordered us to deal in kindness towards these varieties. He said,

{Serve Allah and join not any partners with Him, and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are of kin, neighbors who are strangers, the companion by your side, the way-fairer( ye meet) and what your right hands possess: for Allah loveth not the arrogant, the vainglorious} (An-Nisa’: 36)

Concerning Allah’s saying,

{Serve Allah, and join not any partners with Him}

May 29, 2009

43) The Talebearer Who Stirs up Enmity between People

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Here, the reference is to a person who passes on to others what he hears from someone in such a manner that will cause dissension among people. It is unanimously unlawful according to the opinions of the Muslim scholars. There are many proofs that maintain the prohibition of that abhorred action. The following are some of them:

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said,

“He who stirs up enmity among people by quoting their words to each other will not enter paradise.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Once the Messengers of Allah (pbuh) passed by two graves and said,

April 5, 2009

40) Reminding Recipients of one’s charity to them

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{O ye who believe! Cancel not your charity by reminders of your generosity or by injury.} (Al-Baqarah: 264)

Al- Wahdi commented on this verse by saying, “It is the one who reminds the recipients of his charity.”

Al-Kalbi said, “It is the one who counts his charity as a favor upon Allah and injures the recipients of it.”

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) declared,

March 28, 2009

39) Breach of Faith

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{O ye that believe! Betray not the trust of Allah and the Messenger, nor misappropriate knowingly things entrusted to you.} (Al-anfal: 27)

Al-Wahidi (may Allah bestow mercy on him) said, “This verse is revealed concerning Abu Lubabah who was sent by the Prophet (pbuh) to the Jews of Banu Quraizah during the siege of Muslims to their land. The Jews said to Abu Lubabah, these families are living among the Jews, what do you say concerning the submission to the judgment of sai’d. Abu Lubabah then pointed at his throat meaning that Sa’d would sentence you to be slaughtered. Abu Lubabah said, “I have not moved from my place until I realized that I betrayed Allah and His Messenger.”

March 28, 2009

26) Taking People’s Property Through Falsehood

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Injustice may be exercised by stealing people’s property, beating and insulting them, or by violating and overbearing the weak persons.

Allah, Almighty says,

“Think not that Allah doeth not heed the deeds of those who do wrong. He but giveth them respite against a day when the eyes will fixedly stare in horror, they running forward with necks out stretched, their heads uplifted, their gaze returning not towards them, and their hearts a (gaping) void! So, warn mankind of the day when the wrath will reach them: then will the wrong doers say, “O Lord! Respite us (if only) for a short time: we will answer Thy call, and follow the Messengers!” “What were ye not want to swear aforetime that ye should offer no decline? And ye dealt in the dwellings of men who wronged themselves, and you were clearly shown how we dealt with them, and we put forth (many) parables in your behoof” (Ibrahim:42-45)

February 21, 2009

SABR OR SHUKR – The Worry stops here

Akhlaq & Spirituality

Aasiyah, the wife of Fir’own. Her Imaan in Allah thrived under the shadow of someone that said, “I am your Lord, Most High!” When news reached Fir’own of his wife’s Imaan he beat her and commanded his guards to beat her. They took her out in the scalding noon heat, tied her hands and feet and beat her perpetually. Who did she turn to? She turned to Allah! She prayed, “My lord, build for me a home with you in Paradise and save me from Fir’own and his deeds and save me from the transgressive people.”

August 31, 2008