• Rabbi zidnee ilma

“My Lord! Increase me in knowledge”. (Qur’aan: 20:114)

This dua is taught by Muhammad (SAW) by Allah (SWT) Himself. The verse relates to an instruction not to hasten with Qur’aan before it is completely revealed. While revelation of the Qur’aan was incomplete, our Prophet (SAW) was instructed to make this dua. In our situation, when our knowledge is limited about Qur’aan, we should always make this dua to understand Qur’aan more.

  • Rabbi hab lee hukman waalhiqnee bialssaliheena

“My Lord! Bestow wisdom on me, and join me with the righteous”. (Qur’aan: 26:83)

September 3, 2011

63) Feeling Secure from Allah’s Devising

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, Most High says,

{Until, in the midst of their enjoyment of our gifts, on a sudden We called then to account, when lot They were plunged in despair!} (Al-An’am: 44)

This means that the punishment occurs suddenly while they are heedless. Al-Hasan said, whoever is blessed but unaware of Allah’s decision he is heedless, and whoever is afflicted but unaware of Allah’s trials is also heedless. Then he read the above Ayah and said, these people are put into devising as they got all what they need and then taken suddenly.

September 5, 2009

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

50) Excess Against Others

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, the Almighty said,

{The blame is only against those who oppress men with wrong-doing and insolently transgress beyond bounds through the land, defying right and justice: for such there will be a chastisement grievous} (Ash-Shura: 42)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Allah has inspired to me that you are all to be humble and that no one should exalt himself above another.” (Muslim)

It is also reported that,

“If a mountain transgresses against the other, Allah will make the one that transgressed it into dust.” (Suyuti)

The Prophet (pbuh) also said,

May 8, 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

42) Listening to People’s Private Conversations

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{And spy not on each other.} (Al-Hujurat: 12)

The meaning of this command is that a Muslim should avoid searching about his brother’s faults that Allah has concealed.

Once a man said to Ibn Mas’ud (may Allah be pleased with him), “This man, Al-Walid Ibn ‘Uqbah, seems to be drunk for the traces of wine appears on his beard.” Ibn Mas’ud replied, “We are commanded to avoid spying but when something ascertained to us we judge accordingly.”

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) declared,

April 5, 2009

41) Disbelieving in Destiny (Qadar)

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{Verily, all things have We created in proportion and measure.} (Al-Qamar: 49)

In his Tafsir, Ibn Al-Jawzi highlighted two views concerning the occasion of revelation of this verse. The first view is reported by Muslim on the authority of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the disbelievers of Mecca came to dispute with the Messenger of Allah concerning the Destiny, then the verse was revealed to refute their claims. Abu Umamah, however, is of the opinion that this verse was revealed concerning the so-called fatalism. The second view is that the bishop of Najran came to the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) and said, “O Muhammed! you claim that sins are predetermined by Allah, but this is a wrong attitude.”

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

37) Showing off in Good Work

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High describes the hypocrites saying,

{When they stood up to prayer, they stand without earnestness, to see of men, but little do they hold Allah in remembrance.} (An-Nisa’: 142)

He Most High also says,

{So woe to the worshipers who are neglectful of their prayers, those who (want but) to be seen, but refuse (to supply) even) neighborly needs.} (Al-Ma’un: 4-7)

{O ye who believe! Cancel not your charity by reminders of your generosity or by injury-like those who spend their wealth to be seen of men.} (Al-Baqarah: 264)

March 26, 2009