- Walamma barazoo lijaloota wajunoodihi qaloo rabbana afrigh AAalayna sabran wathabbit aqdamana waonsurna AAala alqawmi alkafireena
“Our Lord! Bestow on us patience and set firm our feet and make us victorious over the disbelieving people”. (Qur’aan: 2:250)
When Talut (Saul) marched with his soldiers to confront Jalut (Goliath), the small force of Talut including Dawud made this dua. Jalut’s army was larger than Talut’s. But on Talut’s side was Allah (SWT) since Talut was marching to establish a kingdom in the name of Allah (SWT). In the war, Talut’s forces fought with the authority of Allah (SWT), in a response to this dua. Dawud killed Jalut, and Allah (SWT) gave Dawud the kingdom and wisdom. Read more... (223 words, estimated 54 secs reading time)
- Bismillah, Allahumma jannibna-sh-shaitan, wa jannibi-sh-shaitan ma razaqtana
“In the name of Allah. O Allah! Protect us from Satan and also protect what you bestow upon us”. (Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 75, Number 397)
- Subhanalla-thee sakh-khara-lana haatha wa-ma kun-na lahoo muqrineena wa inna ila Rabbina lamun- qali-boon.
“Glory be to Him (Allah) Who has brought this (vehicle) under our control though we were unable to control it. Sure, we are to return to our Lord”. (Qur’aan: 43:13) Read more... (420 words, estimated 1:41 mins reading time)
- Waith qala ibraheemu rabbi ijAAal hatha baladan aminan waorzuq ahlahu mina alththamarati man amana minhum biAllahi waalyawmi alakhiri qala waman kafara faomattiAAuhu qaleelan thumma adtarruhu ila AAathabi alnnari wabisa almaseeru
Allah Ta’ala further states,
“….And O people! Fear that Allah by whose Name you demand your mutual rights.”
It is the Name of Allah that you use as an intermediary, as a means, as a lever to accrue the rights due to you. What does one say when a customer fails to pay for goods provided on credit? One tends to plead in Allah’s Name, saying,
“Please, for Allah’s sake, in the Name of Allah, I ask you to fulfill the debt you owe to me. Fear Allah and give me my due.” Read more... (800 words, estimated 3:12 mins reading time)
She is the wife of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and the daughter of ‘Umar radiyallâhu ‘anhu. On one occasion, Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam had issued one divorce to her. Thereafter, upon the instruction of Jibra’îl he revoked this divorce. Jibra’îl had spoken in her favour in the following way: “You should revoke the divorce which you issued to her because she fasts abundantly, engages in a lot of ‘ibâdah at night, and she will be your wife in jannah.” She had made a bequest to her brother ‘Abdullâh bin ‘Umar to give a certain amount of her wealth in charity. She had also made a plot of land waqf for Allah Ta’âlâ. She had also made a bequest in this regard. Her first husband’s name was Khunays bin Hudhâfah. Read more... (200 words, estimated 48 secs reading time)
A group of the Yahood witnessing this wonderful event left the scene with envy and wrath. Hadhrat Isaa (alayhis salaam) and his Hawaariyyoon and others sat down around the Maa-idah. A beautiful cloth was covering the food. Hadhrat Isaa (alayhis salaam) said: “Who among us will remove the cloth?” The Hawaariyyoon said: “O Ruhallaah, you are more entitled than us to open the cloth.” Read more... (541 words, estimated 2:10 mins reading time)
After Nabi Sulaimaan (alayhis salaam ) rejected the gifts which Bilqees, the Queen of Saba’ had sent, she set out in person to meet him. Before she set out on her journey, she assembled her council members and explained that it was clear to her that Sulaimaan (alayhis salaam) was no ordinary worldly king. He was backed by divine power and confrontation with him would be disastrous.
She made extraordinary arrangements for the protection of her throne. She arranged for many more soldiers to guard the seventh chamber of the palace where the throne was. This chamber was securely locked and no one would be able to enter in her absence. Read more... (1501 words, estimated 6:00 mins reading time)
Q. 1. “During your last visit to Toronto, Canada, (December, 94), we had the oppotunity to see the Maple Lodge Chicken staughter house. Based on yours and Mufti Rafi Usmani’s observations, please answer the following questions:
a) Can the Chicken slaughtered and prepared under current conditions be considered Halal?
b) if the answer to A is no or doubtful, what are the changes that may be necessary to make it acceptable as Halal?
c) Should the suggested changes be implemented, what will be the monitoring mechanism for continued acceptance? Read more... (906 words, estimated 3:37 mins reading time)
During the Battle of Bait Lihya, the Muslim Commander Zarrar(ra) was captured by the Byzantine forces. Word was sent to Khalid Bin Walid (ra) for further help.
Leaving the command of Damacus to Abu Ubaida (ra), Khalid( ra) set off to Bait Lihya with his mobile contingent of 4000 horsemen. As Khalid(ra ) approached the battle-field, he saw a muslim rider with a masked face gallop of towards the Byzantine front. This warrior would kill a number of the enemy soldiers, and then withdraw. He would after some time pounce on the enemy again and kill everyone who came his way. He was striking fear in the ranks of the enemy soldiers. Read more... (796 words, estimated 3:11 mins reading time)
Hadrat Muslim bin Hans (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that ALLAH’s messenger has exhorted him specially to recite the following seven times soon after the Maghrib Salaah (sunset Salaah) before talking to any one.
[O ALLAH save me from Jahannum]
In case you recite this supplication after Maghrib Salaah and it so happens that you die that night, you will be saved from the Fire. Similarly, if you make this supplication seven times after Fajr Salaah (morning Salaah) before speaking to any body.
[O ALLAH ! save me from Jahannum] Read more... (222 words, estimated 53 secs reading time)