DUAS FOR OFFSPRING


Duas
  • Rabbi hab lee mina alssaliheena

“O my Lord! Grant me (offspring) from the righteous” (Qur’aan: 37:100)

  • Rabbana waijAAalna (Muslimayni laka wamin thurriyyatina ommatan (Muslimatan laka waarina manasikana watub AAalayna innaka anta alttawwabu alrraheemu

“Our Lord! Make of us (Muslims, bowing to Your (Will), and of our offspring a nation submissive unto You, and show us our Manasik (all the ceremonies of pilgrimage – Hajj and Umrah) and accept our repentance. Truly You are the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful”. (Qur’aan: 2:128)

  • Rabbi la tatharnee fardan waanta khayru alwaritheena
September 13, 2011

DUA FOR PARENTS


Duas
  • Rabbana ighfir lee waliwalidayya walilmumineena yawma yaqoomu alhisabu

“O our Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and (all) Believers, on the Day that the Reckoning will be established!” (Qur’aan: 14:41)

This is a dua made by Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh). He had offered this dua for protection from Hellfire. This is an extraordinary dua where Ibrahim (pbuh) is not only asking for him and his parents, but for all the believers. This should be an example for us to include other believers in our duas so that Allah (SWT) grants His mercy to all Muslims.

  • Rabbi irhamhuma kama rabbayanee sagheeran
September 12, 2011

DUA FOR SEEKING PATIENCE AND PERSEVERANCE


Duas
  • Rabbana afrigh AAalayna sabran watawaffana Muslimeena

“Our Lord! pour out on us patience and constancy, and cause us to die as (Muslims”. (Qur’aan: 7:126)

  • Wama lana alla natawakkala AAala Allahi waqad hadana subulana walanasbiranna AAala ma athaytumoona waAAala Allahi falyatawakkali almutawakkiloona

“No reason have we why we should not put our trust on Allah. Indeed He Has guided us to the Ways we (follow). We shall certainly bear with patience all the hurt you may cause us. For those who put their trust should put their trust on Allah.” (Qur’aan: 14:12)

September 6, 2011

Shawwal: What to Do On Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month


Beliefs & Practices, Fiqh

Beginning of the Ashur-ul-Hajj

Shawwal is the first of the three months named as “Ashhur al-Hajj” (i.e. the months of Hajj). Although the major acts of Hajj are normally performed in the first ten days of Zulhijjah, yet the whole period starting from the first of Shawwal up to the 10th of Zulhijjah is held to be the period of Hajj because some acts of Hajj can be performed any time during this period. For example, the Tawaf-ul-qudum, followed by the Sai’ of Hajj cannot be performed before Shawwal, while it can be performed any day after the beginning of Shawwal. Similarly, an ‘Umrah performed before Shawwal cannot be treated as the ‘Umrah of Tamattu: while the ‘Umrah performed in Shawwal can be affiliated to the Hajj, making it a Hajj of Tamattu: Moreover, ihram of Hajj should not be started before Shawwal, because it makruh. For these reasons these three months have been named as the ‘months of Hajj’ and the month of Shawwal has the distinction of being the first of these.

August 30, 2011

Fourth Question & Answer (Part 01)


Dawah & Tabligh, Islamic Politics (Al-Eitidal fi Maratib ul Rijal)

QUESTION 4

Today the Muslims are being dispersed and destroyed. What should they do?

Answer:
This is indeed true that Muslims are troubled and worried on all sides. Not only are the individuals among them caught up in problems. They are also tremendously worried by collective problems. Now comes the question: What should they do? Such a question from the pen of an ordinary Muslim of understanding surprises me. But even more so when coming from the pen of a scholar of learning.

August 24, 2011

Dua


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Duas, The way to a Happy Married Life, Women & Family

O Allah, let us treat our wives with good character and bless the wives with taufeeq to keep their husbands happy. O Allah, Ta’ala create love between all couples. Give them a life for fulfilling Your commands and acting upon the Sunnats of our beloved Rasul (salellaho alaihe wasallam), and let them have hatred for all customs and innovations, let us all have marriages according to the Sunnat method. Save us from our evil selves and shaytan. Let us pass every breath in Your command and save us from Your displeasure. O Allah Ta’ala, bless perfect matches to boys and girls who are not married. Give them love and common understanding amongst themselves. Remove all their misunderstandings, fights, quarrels and arguments, and make their homes places of peace and contentment. O Allah Ta’ala, put mercy in the hearts of those men who are oppressing their wives, and those women who are troubling their husbands, make them good and obedient to their husbands. O Allah Ta’ala, bless all with ease, peace and contentment in the whole universe. O Allah Ta’ala, save us from the conspiracy of the Jews and the Christians. O Allah Ta’ala, destroy all their plans, which they are making to destroy the Muslims. Allah Ta’ala, accept these dua’as of ours.

August 17, 2011

Laylatul Qadr (Hadith 05)


Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Ramadan (Fazail e Aamaal)

‘Ubaadah bin ‘Saamit R.A. said, ‘Once Rasulullah S.W. S.W. came out to inform us the true date of Laylatul Qadr. (Unfortunately at that time) an argument took place between two muslim men, whereupon he said, “I came out in order to inform you as to when Laylatul Qadr was, but because two people argued (the fixing of the correct date) was taken away. Perhaps that is better for you. So seek it among the ninth, seventh and fifth nights”.

Reported in Mishkaat.

August 17, 2011

Customary Weddings & Walimah


Akhlaq & Spirituality, The way to a Happy Married Life, Women & Family

The next Hadith is:

“The most blessed Nikah is the one in which least expenses are incurred, and is simple.”

Allah Ta’ala has put blessing in simplicity, but nowadays the weddings have to be in halls and thousands of people are invited for meals. Food is served in buffet style, free intermingling of sexes, various types of food is served, music is blaring loudly, photos are taken with the bride being displayed on the stage, if possible then the whole wedding is also put on video etc.

About buffet style eating, Allah Ta’ala states in the Holy Qur’aan,

August 16, 2011

Umme Fadl Lubâbah bint Hârith radiyallâhu ‘anhâ


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, History & Biography, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

She is the aunt of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, the wife of ‘Abbâs radiyallâhu ‘anhu, and the mother of ’Abdullâh bin ‘Abbâs radiyallâhu ‘anhu. It is mentioned in the Quran that if Muslims are living among the kuffâr and they are unable to render the ‘ibâdah of Allah, they should leave that place and settle down in a safer area. If they do not do this, they will be committing a major sin. However, women and children who do not know the way nor do they have anyone to accompany them, or are unable to undertake the journey are excluded from this rule. ’Abdullâh bin ‘Abbâs radiyallâhu ‘anhu says: “My mother was from among such persons who were unable to undertake the journey. She was a woman and I was a child.”

July 31, 2011