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Bismillah,

Alhamdulilah, all praise is due to Allah who has blessed us with time.

Bullet format is the way I’ll go for this post, too many things to capture all at once.

* Time is so precious, so important, Allah subhana wa tala swears by it! Must use it wisely

* Quran memorization picked up again and going really well alhamdulilah. Surah Rum eases my heart! loves it, alhamdulilah.

* Learning to speak up more and speak my mind without thinking it will hurt others. Expressing how something makes me feel and expressing a simple “no” when something is just not my ‘cup of tea’. Being assertive without being mean and expressing what I feel is the healthy way for me.

* Teaching again..loves it! Both secular studies and Islamic studies (weekends). This is the stuff that made undergrad the best, the constant whirl wind of activities all tying back with to Allah’s remembrance makes me happy. I can’t imagine doing anything else in life beyond imparting what I know to little minds (bit minds more like it, as they teach me in the process!) . Its a joy to be around them, subhana’Allah!

*Distractions, sounds, all of it. This is one of the reasons why I left facebook. I am one of those people who are somewhat hermits, too much noise, too much of stuff just isn’t for me. Spiritually wise its also deadens me a bit in ways I can’t put to words …like there isn’t a lot of room for contemplations, to think, to ponder over the blessings Allah has provided for me, to the wonders all around me, I feel that I miss out on this just a bit when the aforementioned occurs.

*Finishing up a bunch of stuff I started up…
1.) Yaseen Lecture by AbdulNasir Jangda
2.) Alhuda lectures, listen, take notes
3.) Kitabu Tawheed lecture by shaykh Yasir Qadhi
4.) Story of the Ifk by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi
….a lot more stuff to add to list, but needs to look through blog.

* Loving the book search so far…I’ve got a couple in mind so far ” The alchemist” , “A child called it” etc. Just got done with Saturday school and soon to hit Barnes and noble for the Alchemist! Hurry

* Shawaal! Must getr done! Alhamdulilah, Oh Allah grant me the ability to benefit from this month, to continue the race and finish up strong! Allahuma Ameen!

* Dua: I recently read a wonderful post on MM about continuing in the deeds of Ramadan. The dua part is something that I think that I tend to slow down on for some odd reason and for many people too. Its like we rush to it with full force in Ramadan, and then right after its like ‘OK, I’ve done what I could’ and i think for me after Ramadan because of what I like to call ‘my Ramadan lull’ weird, odd, but still there. Dua especially, maybe its human nature but we think…I’ve asked, and now it should come asap, but thats not how dua works, thats now how Allah operates. We as servants are but servants, we do the asking, we wait and remain patient and have the yaqeen (certainity), that Allah azza wa jala will answer our dua according to His decree. So we shall not give up in our dua making, we will continue in this blessed journey.

(Post: http://muslimmatters.org/2011/08/31/top-3-post-ramadan-spiritual-productivity-tips/ )

Till next, may Allah bless our lives with meaningful activities.

24th Day

Posted: September 24, 2008 in Lectures, Progress, Quran, Ramadan 2008

Bismillah,

Alhamdulilah. Today is the 24th of September and a day of many revelations, beginnings, thoughts all around.

Allahuma Innaka 3afuwan Kareemon Tuhubul 3afawaa Fa3 Fu3anaa.

We have officially entered the last ten days of Ramadan and subhana’Allah I am reminded of the dua above as it is one that should be read in the night prayer….and along the same lines is the dua of Prophet Yunas a.s in the belly of the whale as he said “Subhanaka Inee Kunta mina thalameen”. It is this dua that the Prophet s.a.w said if you recite it along with your own duas then Allah will surely accept of you. More so, is the bases for these duas…hence repentence, forgiveness, a pleading to Allah to free us from the clutches of our own sins and grant us the goodness of this dunya and akhirah. Alhamdulilah, to be given these last ten days as well as the whole of Ramadan to purfiy our hearts and to train ourselves for the upcoming year. May Allah grant us the ability to conform to the ways of the likes of Prophet Yunas a.s and turn back to Ar-Rahman.

In addition, I have been in dire need to find a lecture on manners in general. I looked all over and I found one speaking of Bukhari’s book; Adabul Mufrad, but other than that haven’t yet found anything. Alhamdulilah, I was able to recall a very important lecture dealing with the tongue…such an awesome lecture. While sitting in front of the computer yesterday, I realized in this day in age one of the biggest issues or causes of our sins is our tongue. I remind myself before I remind anyone else of this much excercised muscle. I ask Allah to make us of those who take heed in the speech that is uttered, and I ask Allah to make it one that is pleasing and beloved to Allah. (Lecture Below).

Quran: Alhamdulilah made much progress this past summer. From my prevous goal I am 2 surah’s short of my goal for Ramadan. Alhamdulilah!

School: It is first day of school, hense the need to write this post, or rather to reflect on what was one of the best Ramadans ever, and overall one of the most beautiful times of my life. I ask Allah to make my Ramadans as eman-filled, less-hectic, and overall a joyous time for all time. I pray that Allah accepts it of me and my fellow sisters. May we all be united in that place of ever lasting splendor. Ameen, Ya Rubb.

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Here is the link for the lecture: http://www.halaltube.com/the-dangers-of-the-tongue

The Dangers of The Tongue by Shaykh Waleed Basyouni

This tongue is a small thing in your mouth which is amazing muscle (Al-Lisan).

The tongue is a great blessing from Allah, one of his amazing creations in the body.

The muscle never gets tired, use it so much and too much –compare it to other muscles you use this muscle a lot.

The Scholars (Ulama) they say that this tongue though small the good that can come of it is great as well as the dangerous that can come of it is great as well.

You cannot tell the way of the Iman from the Kufr except by the tongue.

The Iman (3almal salah)-by the tongue

Whoever leaves this tongue and follows it (his desire), Allah will leave him to shaytaan.

Imam Shafi3 r.a. Said “Be aware of your tongue, its dangerous, and so many people have been killed by their tongue”

Ex.) Sahih Hadeeth—by Said Kudri r.a. (Isreal)The Prophet s.a.w.said their use to be a man among a nation who had killed 99 people and he went to a person and asked “can I make taubah (repent)”…the person who he came to him, had no knowledge, and the person said “You cannot make taubah, killing is a great sin”. The first man killed the second who told him he couldn’t make taubah. Lesson, is that the man spoke of that which he didn’t know and thus he was killed.

“Every single thing he says, there is an angle who writes it down” (Maylfidu min quwalin Illa ladahi rageebon 3ateet)

The tongue is a great issue in Shariah (quran and Sunnah)

Whoever guards whats in his tongue and between his thighs they will be under the protection of the prophet s.a.w.

Imam Malik—said the Prophet s.a.w. said that a man might say one word and Allah sw will be pleased with him till the Day of Judgment, and a man might say one word and Allah sw will be angry with him till the Day of Judgment.

In Islam talk is not cheap; talk is something Allah is going to ask about.

Allah will forgive whats in your heart (the talk you do to yourself), he will look at if you talk and act on that which you said to yourself.

Do you take in account how much you’ve said today and everyday?

Imam Tirmidi, Muslim, Imam Ahmed, Isnad—It was narrated that (Muad Ibn Jabal r.a. while walking with the Prophet s.a.w. asked him to tell him about something that if he said it would protect him from the fire of hell and grant him the blessings of Ar-Rahman—the Prophet s.a.w. said you ask of a great thing and Allah will make easy for this people; he s.a.w. advised

1.) Do not associate partners with Allah

2.) Establish Salah

3.) Fast in the month of Ramadan

4.) Pay Zakah

5.) Make Hajj

He s.a.w. continued, the greatest gate of getting reward—fasting—it’s a shield from you and the hell-fire, the charity keeps Allah’s anger away from fire—and praying in the night (recited –verses from sajadah), the main thing, the highest level in deen, the main thing in this deen is Islam–prayer is the piller of deen. All of this could be yours and more if you control your tongue! All this comes to one thing, control your tongue!

Again, Muad Ibn Jabal r.a. asked the Prophet s.a.w. to advice him.

1.) Worship Allah as if you’re seeing Him.

2.) Consider yourself as a dead person (picture yourself dying soon)

3.) Then the Prophet s.a.w. asked…Ya Muad you want me to tell you something you can control your desire with more than… (refer to above pts), Muad r.a. said yes—the Prophet s.a.w. held his tongue—and said watch this—watch your tongue!

Something you hold tight and remember all the time—say “Allah is my Lord, is the one I worship.

Al-Bari Ibn 3azim—said that a bedoun man came to the Prophet s.a.w. —tell me something that will take me to Jannah and save me from the fire of hell—The Prophet s.a.w. Free the slave or war prisoners, give food or water to the needy, or say something good or forbid a person from doing evil, then hold your tongue except to say speak good.

Abu Hurayrah said–The Prophet s.a.w. said say what is good, speak nicely and gently to the people, give charity to the needy, pray during the night, be kind to your relatives, and Jannah is yours.

Allah sw built rooms–Allah made it special for those people who talk good, who talk nice, who give food to the needy, who fast, who pray in the night while the people are sleep.

Those who survive in this dunya—The Prophet s.a.w. said:

1.) Hold your tongue

2.) Stay home–(make your home sufficient for you -if you see fitnah happening stay away from it) Stay away from that which brings doubts to your deen and weakness to your heart.

3.) And cry for what you have done.

Question: Why isn’t our hearts soft enough?

–We don’t cry when we hear from Qur’an

–We don’t feel good

—we thing our heart is not soft, its hard

Your heart won’t be good if your Iman isn’t good, and your heart won’t be good if your tongue isn’t good for you.

No one will enter Jannah if a person’s neighbor isn’t safe from him.

If you want to have a good heart, a pure heart, watch your tongue (Abu Huraryah r.a. narrated)

“Whoever believes in Allah and the Day of Judgment let them speak good or remain silent”

When the Prophet s.a.w. was asked who the best among the Muslims is-the Prophet s.a.w. said he whose mouth and hands the people are safe from.

1.) Ibn Mus3ud—best thing—pray on time—those who delay their salaah –a sign of the hypocrites

2.) The Prophet s.a.w.—next comes—the Muslim safe from our tongue

  • Many people (brother esp.) will criticize scholars—dead or alive—its very dangerous and easy to do—will say this scholar—haneefa, malika, etc don’t know much about this issue ..etc. and this is not the way of the Prophet s.a.w—Muslim should be safe from your tongue
  • Whoever remains silent, will survive (Man Samataa Najah)—we need to remain silent on a lot of issues—whenever you realize remaining silent is good, you’ll keep quiet, whenever you feel a desire of talking—don’t talking—but when you want to say something good or forbid evil—then you should talk.
  • The people who have knowledge remained silent—the were scared—accounting their words—(The Prophet s.a.w. said , Abu Bakr r.a.—If you were to weigh the Iman of Ummah and the Ummah of As-Saddiqh—Abu Bakr r.a. will weigh more)
  • Omar r.a. would place a rock on his tongue to keep him from speaking at times
  • There is nothing that needs to be locked up in this dunya more then the tongue.
  • Wara Al-Ijli—one of the earliest scholars said—I spent 10 years—It took him this long to not say something he regretted and wanted to take back—Jihad an-nafs-It takes a lot of effort—try hard, takes lots of effort.
  • Phone bill—when our phone bill comes—we shouldn’t look at the price—we shouldn’t be sorry about the amount—but should be sorry about the time we spent talking
  • After Isha—we should try to implement this—after Isha—put it into practice.
  • Ibraheem ATaymiah—one of the earliest Taybiyah—he said –The good deeds will be taken up—3amil salah—meaning you’ll talk about the akhirah–Imam Ahmed only mentioned one thing related to the dunya—(he asked someone—how is your mosque in your town.)
  • Purity of the heart—grants good memorization
  • Shaykh bin Baz—the day he died rahimullah, he was busy writing instructions for money to be sent to a masjid in Saudi and Africa—he said what made him feel good and alive was to be working!
  • Ar-rabi3 ibn kuthan—he use to write everything he said so as to bring himself to account

  • The scholars use to teach their children—ex.) Sufyan AThowbi said—I know five people in Kufa—who every morning that their Iman increases.—One of them is AbdulMalikah—why? His father sent him to go there and learn from how to avoid talking about what is not beneficial.

  • Imam Ahmed—use to have 5 thousands students, Imam Al Jawzee—20 thousands—he use to stand on a palm tree to give instructions—Imam Ahmed—some came to learn certain aspect of Islam—but some came to learn of how Imam Ahmed was in his manners and dealing with people, how he walked, acted, etc.

  • If you try to avoid about talking about what is not beneficial for sure you will avoid that which is haraam.

  • Aisha r.a. said she saw two women speaking to one another—she said “Why don’t you give your angles a break”

  • You want to do good, such as wake up for Qiyamul Layl—avoid to talking about what is not beneficial on that day. You’ll find that your prayer will be different, your Qur’an will be different, and your Qiyam will be different, your heart will be different.

  • The one who remains the most silent among you is the best among you.

  • Those who fight their nafs—Jihad un-Nafs—Allah will make easy for them in anything they do.

  • There was once a man who never talked unless he was asked to—he always had a smile on his face—and he made others smile around him.

  • The message: we’re not controlling our tongue the right way, there are things we should remain silent about, we should keep away from that which is not beneficial to us.

  • Laa YahobuAllah….(Allah hates bad talk)

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Bismillah,

Alhamdulilah, it was a wonderful day today! My lecture for today was about Istiqarah.  Alhamdulilah. I was present when the lecture below on istiqarah was being taped, March 06 and since then I’ve listened to it numerous times. Hey…i have notes from a couple years back! Wait!…xanga blog gone bye bye. darn. Here something better- the actual lecture:

http://ilmcast.com/date/2007/03

I learned some duas within the last couple weeks and I’ve come to find the importance of such things. Its a way to increase one in Iman and to build reliance on Allah. Subhana’Allah, in sujuud and out of it, coupled with making Istiqfar it lightens the heart. I’ve finally finished the perish nation series by Muhammed Alshareef which can be found at

http://ilmcast.com/perished-nations-episode-1-aad-14.htm

….and I must say I am sooo glad that I listened to it. I was sad when the series ended and Alhamdulilah because of it I am forever in love with the stories of the Prophets by Ibn Katheer. I borrowed it from aunti J to teach the kids from, and I became so immersed in it! This weekend I listened to the story on firown lecture and read the story of Musa a.s. in ibn katheer and I absolutely loved. I posted the following dua (see below) on my bedroom wall along with the hadeeth reading by the munchkins. Subhana’Allah, prior to this description Musa a.s returns from madyan where he ran to when he had accidentally killed the Egyptian man, and upon returning Allah had chosen him to spread the message of Tawheed and to forbid firown from committing tyranny against the people of Isreal, and so Musa a.s. was very scared that the people would condemn and hurt him and that he would get tongue tied and wouldn’t know what to say. Musa a.s. asked Allah to bring his brother Harun because he was more outspoken then him. Subhana’Allah, Allah in return told him to not fear and told him what to say and granted his brother Harun a.s to be a prophet as well and to accompany his brother. Allah subhana wa tala taught Musa a.s this dua and it is a dua that we can also say when we have difficult speaking or in need help.

He said: ‘Oh my Lord! Expand my chest, and make my task easier for me, and remove the impediment from my speech, so they may understand what I say” (Ta ha: 20: 24-28 –blurry arabic to the right, I worked really hard in searching for the verses but have trouble moving the writing on to here.

Qala rabbi ishrah lee sadree



Wayassir lee amree

Waohlul AAuqdatan min lisanee

Yafqahoo qawlee

The other day I also learned what to say when I eat something sweet. “Allahuma Inni Assalauka Halawatal Iman” “OH Allah I ask you for the sweetness of Iman” Alhamdulilah!

May Allah lighten my heart, protect me from misery and sadness, and bless me with khayr in this life and the hearafter. Writing is therapeutic alhamdulilah!!!

Bismillahi,

Subhana’Allah, I was looking for something beneficial to listen to, and the lecture above came to mind and actually reminded of something someone brought to my attention yesterday and which I haven’t considered too much about. After listening to this lecture I realized the topic actually ties in with the previous topic I wrote about. Indeed, we’re always in need of reminders, and may Allah, grant us those who will forever remind us of the greatest goal—the pleasure of Ar-Rahman.

Here is the link for the lecture: http://www.halaltube.com/waleed-basyouni/audio/the-dangers-of-the-tongue

The Dangers of The Tongue by Shaykh Waleed Basyouni

This tongue is a small thing in your mouth which is amazing muscle (Al-Lisan).

The toungue is a great blessing from Allah, one of his amazing creations in the body.

The muscle never gets tired, use it so much and too much –compare it to other muscles you use this muscle a lot.

The Scholars (Ulama) they say that this tongue though small the good that can come of it is great as well as the dangerous that can come of it is great as well.

You cannot tell the way of the Iman from the Kufr except by the tongue.

The Iman (3almal salah)-by the tongue

Whoever leaves this tongue and follows it (his desire), Allah will leave him to shaytaan.

Imam Shafi3 r.a. Said “Be aware of your tongue, its dangerous, and so many people have been killed by their tongue”

Ex.) Sahih Hadeeth—by Said Kudri r.a. The Prophet s.a.w.said their use to be a man among a nation who had killed 99 people and he went to a person and asked “can I make taubah (repent)”…the person who he came to him, had no knowledge, and the person said “You cannot make taubah, killing is a great sin”. The first man killed the second who told him he couldn’t make taubah. Lesson, is that the man spoke of that which he didn’t know and thus he was killed.

“Every single thing he says, there is an angle who writes it down”

Whoever guards whats in his tongue and between his thighs they will be under the protection of the prophet s.a.w.

Imam Malik—said the Prophet s.a.w. said that a man might say one word and Allah sw will be pleased with him till the Day of Judgment, and a man might say one word and Allah sw will be angry with him till the Day of Judgment.

In Islam talk is not cheap; talk is something Allah is going to ask about.

The Prophet s.a.w. will forgive whats in your heart (the talk you do to yourself), he will look at if you talk and act on that which you said to yourself.

Do you take in account how much you’ve said today and everyday?

Imam Tirmidi, Muslim, Imam Ahmed, Isnad—It was narrated that (Muad Ibn Jabal r.a. while walking with the Prophet s.a.w. asked him to tell him about something that if he said it would protect him from the fire of hell and grant him the blessings of Ar-Rahman—the Prophet s.a.w. said you ask of a great thing and Allah will make easy for this people; he s.a.w. advised

1.) Do not associate partners with Allah

2.) Establish Salah

3.) Fast in the month of Ramadan

4.) Pay Zakah

5.) Make Hajj

He s.a.w. continued, the greatest gate of getting reward—fasting—it’s a shield from you and the hell-fire, the charity keeps Allah’s anger away from fire—and praying in the night (recited –verses from sajadah), the main thing, the highest level in deen, the main thing in this deen is Islam–prayer is the piller of deen. All of this could be yours and more if you control your tongue! All this comes to one thing, control your tongue!

Again, Muad Ibn Jabal r.a. asked the Prophet s.a.w. to advice him.

1.) Worship Allah as if you’re seeing Him.

2.) Consider yourself as a dead person (picture yourself dying soon)

3.) Then the Prophet s.a.w. asked…Ya Muad you want me to tell you something you can control your desire with more than… (refer to above pts), Muad r.a. said yes—the Prophet s.a.w. held his tongue—and said watch this—watch your tongue!

Something you hold tight and remember all the time—say “Allah is my Lord, is the one I worship.

Al-Bari Ibn 3azim—said that a bedoun man came to the Prophet s.a.w. —tell me something that will take me to Jannah and save me from the fire of hell—The Prophet s.a.w. Free the slave or war prisoners, give food or water to the needy, or say something good or forbid a person from doing evil, then hold your tongue except to say speak good.

Abu Hurayrah said–The Prophet s.a.w. said say what is good, speak nicely and gently to the people, give charity to the needy, pray during the night, be kind to your relatives, and Jannah is yours.

Allah sw built rooms–Allah made it special for those people who talk good, who talk nice, who give food to the needy, who fast, who pray in the night while the people are sleep.

Those who survive in this dunya—The Prophet s.a.w. said:

1.) Hold your tongue

2.) Stay home–(make your home sufficient for you -if you see fitnah happening stay away from it) Stay away from that which brings doubts to your deen and weakness to your heart.

3.) And cry for what you have done.

Question: Why isn’t our heart soft enough?

–We don’t cry when we hear from Qur’an

–We don’t feel good

—we thing our heart is not soft, its hard

Your heart won’t be good if your Iman isn’t good, and your heart won’t be good if your tongue isn’t good for you.

No one will enter Jannah if a person’s neighbor isn’t safe from him.

If you want to have a good heart, a pure heart, watch your tongue (Abu Huraryah r.a. narrated)

“Whoever believes in Allah and the Day of Judgment let them speak good or remain silent”

When the Prophet s.a.w. was asked who the best among the Muslims is-the Prophet s.a.w. said he whose mouth and hands the people are safe from.

1.) Ibn Mus3ud—best thing—pray on time—those who delay their salaah –a sign of the hypocrites

2.) The Prophet s.a.w.—next comes—the Muslim safe from our tongue.

  • Many people (brother esp.) will criticize scholars—dead or alive—its very dangerous and easy to do—will say this scholar—haneefa, malika, etc don’t know much about this issue ..etc. and this is not the way of the Prophet s.a.w—Muslim should be safe from your tongue
  • Whoever remains silent, will survive (Man Samataa Najah)—we need to remain silent on a lot of issues—whenever you realize remaining silent is good, you’ll keep quiet, whenever you feel a desire of talking—don’t talking—but when you want to say something good or forbid evil—then you should talk.
  • The people who have knowledge remained silent—the were scared—accounting their words—(The Prophet s.a.w. said , Abu Bakr r.a.—If you were to weigh the Iman of Ummah and the Ummah of As-Saddiqh—Abu Bakr r.a. will weigh more)
  • Omar r.a. would place a rock on his tongue to keep him from speaking at times
  • There is nothing that needs to be locked up in this dunya more then the tongue.
  • Wara Al-Ijli—one of the earliest scholars said—I spent 10 years—It took him this long to not say something he regretted and wanted to take back—Jihad an-nafs-It takes a lot of effort—try hard, takes lots of effort.
  • Phone bill—when our phone bill comes—we shouldn’t look at the price—we shouldn’t be sorry about the amount—but should be sorry about the time we spent talking
  • After Isha—we should try to implement this—after Isha—put it into practice.
  • Ibraheem ATaymiah—one of the earliest Taybiyah—he said –The good deeds will be taken up—3amil salah—meaning you’ll talk about the akhirah–Imam Ahmed only mentioned one thing related to the dunya—(he asked someone—how is your mosque in your town.)
  • Purity of the heart—grants good memorization
  • Shaykh bin Baz—the day he died rahimullah, he was busy writing instructions for money to be sent to a masjid in Saudi and Africa—he said what made him feel good and alive was to be working!
  • Ar-rabi3 ibn kuthan—he use to write everything he said so as to bring himself to account

  • The scholars use to teach their children—ex.) Sufyan AThowbi said—I know five people in Kufa—who every morning that their Iman increases.—One of them is AbdulMalikah—why? His father sent him to go there and learn from how to avoid talking about what is not beneficial.

  • Imam Ahmed—use to have 5 thousands students, Imam Al Jawzee—20 thousands—he use to stand on a palm tree to give instructions—Imam Ahmed—some came to learn certain aspect of Islam—but some came to learn of how Imam Ahmed was in his manners and dealing with people, how he walked, acted, etc.

  • If you try to avoid about talking about what is not beneficial for sure you will avoid that which is haraam.

  • Aisha r.a. said she saw two women speaking to one another—she said “Why don’t you give your angles a break”

  • You want to do good, such as wake up for Qiyamul Layl—avoid to talking about what is not beneficial on that day. You’ll find that your prayer will be different, your Qur’an will be different, and your Qiyam will be different, your heart will be different.

  • The one who remains the most among you is the best among you.

  • Those who fight their nafs—Jihad un-Nafs—Allah will make easy for them in anything they do.

  • Their one who never talked unless he was asked to—he always had a smile on his face—and he made others smile around him.

  • The message: we’re not controlling our tongue the right way, there are things we should remain silent about, we should keep away from that which is not beneficial to us.

  • Laa YahobuAllah….(Allah hates bad talk)

The Muslim Character

Posted: September 7, 2007 in Lectures

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Muhammed Alshareef:The Muslim Character http://www.halaltube.com/muhammad-alshareef/audio/the-muslim-character

Umm Salimah r.a–when her son died–the way she told her husband and the way she dealt with it-she prepared a meal for him, fed him, and then spent the night together. She then told him, If someone has something and they lend it to someone and that person asks for that thing back..what should happen..Umm Salimah’s husband replied that thing should be returned to the rightful owner. Umm Salimah (Note the way she went about to teach him a lesson)

Allah has rights over his slaves. The prophet s.a.w has rights over us.. Your body has rights over you.

We wait for salvation, Allah subhana Wa Tala has sent us Prophets and books. The warnings keep coming again and again.

Our Adab with Allah Subhana –”whatever blessing you have you count it and it comes from Allah”

Everything we have–our bodies–the whole of it is from Allah (We’re they created from nothing or did they create themselves?) –nothing comes from nothing

The believer–to be patient during the hard times as well as good times–when hardship befalls them–is to understand these are tests from Allah–person will be either grateful or to be patient with what Allah has dealt them.

Suppose you had a beautiful car–you wreck it–the car belonged to Allah–(Ina Lillahi Wa Ina Illahi Rajoon) and Allah took it back.

Have you lived your life when no one is watching?

Time will come and all of us will be forgotten by others.

Your nothing but these moments your living.

Fa Ana Ma Tathuhaboon (Allah says, “where are you going?)

An act of accident–the airplane theory–followed by an explanation of the concept of creation–one is created..then again another is–there is a purpose.

The real test is when the person does right when they have the chance to do bad.

The real test is when your young and you do right–you fullfill your duties–praying five times, going for hajj, fasting in ramadan, ibadah because when you get old you may not be able to due that at all because of old age.

We shouldn’t get distracted from who our God is. (Ya Ayahal Insana Ma Qaraka birabikal Karim..) “Oh human beings who has swindled you from worshiping your Lord?”)

(Things that distract us from Allah –tv, incorrect scientific theories)

We should not lose hope in the mercy of Allah—When a person loses hope, their lost. (Allah says, “My mercy has spread to everyone)

Whenever you make the intention to do something good, rightious deed–never in your heart think that Allah will not accept it from you. Don’t ever think you’ll get punished for it.

No one should take Allah lightly though Allah is merciful, He is also severe in punishment. Whenever a person lives not honoring Allah who created them, due to associating partners , some people prostrate to their own mind–Idol, money, or to themselves. That reverence is to Allah.

(Man 3amal Salahaan Min thakiran Oh Untha Wa huwa Mumin, Falanuhanu Haytan Tayaba (Whoever does good, whether their male or female, and they’re a believer , then Indeed for sure, we’ll raise them in a goodly life—They’ll live a blessed life, and a happy life) –their happy and their constantly saying “Alhamdulilah”

Were programed to be thankful as muslims.

A person shouldn’t lose hope in the mercy of Allah–

(A person in college or some type of schooling–they have about 13 classes–and they skip about two days–and then you they get so behind and can’t make it–so they decide to call it quits and are thinking of doing something else–example– university students–they miss several classes and then they get behind and have a hard time making stuff up–so their already thinking of a way out and doing some other major—the tests at the university become too hard–and since the person is already on shaky ground and thinking of calling it quits–they cannot handle it because the tests are not set up for someone who is shaky–once you let it enter your mind that you can’t do it from the beginning–you’ve already failed–constantly–

once someone loses hope about the hearafter–they’ll fall deeper into sinning.

Allah’s love is not unconditional–Allah loves you when you return to Him and do good–if you do bad and draw farther away, Allah will not love you.

Why did Allah create dogs? (Allah says “There is nothing He created that doesn’t send tasbih and praise to Allah), the dog is righteous.

When a person choices the wrong path, they shouldn’t think Allah loves them. Human nature, will make mistakes but we must return.

As you grow in your knowledge you grow in your strength and Iman.

Our character with the Prophet s.a.w.

We should know about him and learn his seerah.

1.) We should pray for him ( Inallaha Wa Malakitahu Yusullan 3alani Nabiya Ya Ayallathin Amun Sallah 3ali Yusabihu Tasleema)–from the beginning of the Qutbah. Allah commands you–Allah begins by commanding with his name, the angles, and the believers–Oh you Oh believe–Allah and his angles send his blessings upon the Prophet s.a.w.

Make dua for the Prophet s.a.w.

Say whenever–in your car–wherever–say Allahamu Ma Salee 3ala Muhammedin Wa 3ala Allahi Muahmmed, Kama Salata 3ala Ibraheema Wa 3ala Alihee Ibraheema Inaka Hamidun Majeed.

Whenever someone prays for the Prophet s.a.w. Allah prays for them ten times and happiness comes to the person right there and then.–Allah prays for them–sends blessings to that person. Happiness–is immediately felt.

2.) We have to obey the Prophet s.a.w. and follow in his footsteps.

3.) We have to love the Prophet s.a.w.

We shouldn’t be sowing the seeds of hellfire while hoping for the seeds of paradise.

Surah–Al-Asr (By time–Allah swears by time–mankind is at lose)

(By default–you’re a loser–you walk in to a class–your automatically a loser–if you do nothing–except if you work for it–just because you paid money to sit in the class doesn’t mean anything

Allah says==(Except those who believe, do righteous deeds, who live righteous lives, who call others to do good and to be patient.)

A person should ask themselves—at the end of the day –a person should ask themself–did what I did pleasing to Allah?

Omar’s ring—death is in itself a warning–if you thought of doing something bad, the reminder of death should be enough to stop you.

About–bringing oneself to account–the media and our society teaches as to mock and belittle others–the comedians are those who are the best at making fun of others–growing up–the children–the ones who had the sharpest tongues and could make fun of others—we’re the cool kids–those caused people to place the wrong people in wrong positions as leaders–caused others to leave the masjids–our role should be to stop this- When a person starts to belittle a person–and say stuff like oh you didn’t do this…oh you didn’t get married yet…we should tell the person, stop and hold your tongue.

Islam teaches us how to deal with our parents, our spouses, our children, our siblings, our neighbors, and even non-muslims.

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Reminder to self:

dugsi stuff:

Unprepared teacher

boring–no hands on

no exams, no assignments

Quran Memorization TIPS

Posted: August 29, 2007 in Lectures

Tips on Memorizing Qur’an–by Muhammed Alshareef.

Please tread carefully–their only my sloppy notes–

The lecture can be found here===http://www.halaltube.com/muhammad-alshareef/audio/written-in-stone-tips-on-memorizing-the-quran====

Set in Stone:

Musaylimah Ibn Kathab–Abu Bakr r.a. Al-Yamaymah–(slogan Ya Ashabat-Suratul Baqarah) 3ikramah–Khalid Ibn Waleed–pushed back—Amr Ibn Yasir–Qatib of the muslimeen. (Ya Hamalatul Quran–those who memorize quran–let them step forward) meaning if you hadn’t memorized you had to step back. Muslims were victorious –they understood discipline—they were killed shaheed–Abu Bakr r.a–after this battle decided to compile the Quran.

A person hasn’t understood the benefits of memorizing the Qur’an>

1.) Hifz school kid–hafizul Qur’an kid

2.) Play station kid–kid who doesn’t study much

This child may get good marks–pharoan was given wealth–

Someone who learns the Qur’an–a Sign Allah loves them. (He gives them understanding of the deen)

When someone leaves a quran program–sad–Allah hasn’t chosen them. Wasn’t chosen at that time.

The buzzing–folks busy with stuff that in itself wasting their life.

A person who memorized the Qur’an–demeanor–a light! About the person who memorizes.

These gifts–they come with conditions–has to come with Taqwah–”Place the fear of Allah in your heart and Allah will teach you”

Sinning–the knowledge is taken away–Abu Haneefa–only a few people understand this.

Statistics with those who have memorized it:

1.) The hafeez of the Qur’an has blessed parents and encouraging parents. (The parent–and the kids are both in the Quran program)

2.) They had parents who prayed qiyamul layl–who made dua for all of them–overall parents who pushed them forward.

3.)Scotch tape mushaf–grandmother mushaf–she left behind a mushaf–that would In sha’Allah testify for her. (You have a mushaf that is yours, that has become thick due to you reciting from it..used and re-used?)

The disease–excuites!

I won’t to memorize Qur’an but….

Tell the person “stop”

First excuse–is not the truth—

You don’t want to memorize–excuse–it’s a hurdle–jump higher—successful don’t let excuse take them away from being successful.

Your in a hafiz program and you want to know how to take your memorization up a notch:

Tips:

*Don’t make excuses–work as hard as you did from beginning to end.

1.) Register in a program! Have to have a teacher—if you memorize on your own–you make tons of mistakes–your tricking yourself if your memorizing alone! (It has to be someone you respect and fear)

2.) Stay focused–no distractions–the tv–it’s a distraction–take it away!

3.) Memorize through audio—listen to recitation–loud–awesome way of memorizing–read loud–the louder you read the easier it is to memorize.

4.) Location of the Mushaf–hold it up–forward–thats what a good memorizer does.

5.) Eat well–nutritious food–brain foods–almonds

The Prophet s.a.w.–a person who memorized the quran well come on the day of judgment and they will be told climb–climb–in rank up to paradise depending on how much you’ve memorized.

Moral Values in Islam: Part 1

Posted: August 11, 2007 in Lectures

Bismillah,

Moral Values in Islam: By Shaykh Waleed Basyouni 43:42

The scholars talk about manners while talking about Aqeedah, thats how important it is.

The signs about Ahlalu Sunnah Wal Jammah.

They order themselves and others to have patience when hardship .

Thankful to Allah in Ni3ma.

To be satisfied what Allah has done to them and given them.

Order people good qualities..good manners and forbidding evil.

Hasam Hajars book: Halal and Haram

He mentions–fifth thing: Good manners: Scholars mentions good manners whilst talking about Aqeedah and Fiqh.

The books of sunnah…Sunin Dawood, Tirmidi, Buqhari–all contain a section on adab.

Your witness of your deen and belief–through your manners.

Allah says in the Qur’an for us to not say “ooof ” to our parents.

Lower down your wings for your parents—

Ibraheem waited 80 years for a son..Allah ordered him to place his son and wife there. .Mecca didn’t use to be road not in the way of caravan–nobody there–no water and no food. Ibraheem a.s. said to her without looking at her that Allah ordered them to leave them, and she said then Allah will take care of us. Allah then said kill your son in a dream—Ismael said Ya Abiti–do whatever you want–do what you have been ordered. He obeyed his father.

AlHakim narrated:

The Prophet s.a.w. entered the Jannah–and heard someone reciting the Qur’an. He was told this is Harithul AbdulNu3man. The Prophet s.a.w. said—this is the kind—he was soo kind to his mother and this is his reward. Aisha r.a.

Said these people the kindest to their mothers: Uthman bin Affan r.a.—after he became a muslim he never looked at his mother in the face out of respect for her… and Harithul AbdulNu3man–he never asked his mother what she said again…even if he didn’t understand what she said he would ask the people after she left–he would just say yes!

Abu Hurayrah was so kind to his mother–he called her to Islam–one day she spoke badly about the Prophet s.a.w. and he started to cry–then he told he s.a.w. what she said and the Prophet s.a.w. made dua for his mother and him. He came home and saw his mother wearing her hijaab and explained how she wanted to take the shahaadah. Abu Hurayrah went back to the Prophet s.a.w. crying again out of sheer happiness.

Abu Huraryah lived in a house beside his mother and he would come over and would say “Assalama ‘Alaykum my mother, may Allah have mercy upon you, and you raised me while I was little) she will reply “Wa’Alaykuma Salam ..while you have been kind to me while in my old age.

Abu Huraryah offered hajj after his mother died because he didn’t want to leave her

Abu Haneefa r.a.—he was great to his mother–he use to carry his mother everywhere. Every night he use to istagfar for his shaykh and his mother–and he use to give sadaaq to his mother.

Abu Haneefa r.a. mother would ask his him to find out a ruling on something from a diff. Shaykh–Abu Darr and he would take the time to find out the ruling for him and he didn’t say I don’t have the time.

Imam Ahmed–worried about his mother when he was in jail upon hitting his mother and leaving a mark on his head–he began to cry and said I am crying because when my mother sees this she’ll become distressed and cry and I am just worried about her.

Hawla Ibn Shurah—he use to teach his students and his mother would come to him and to go feed the chickens–He would leave the class and feed the chickens.

Al Fadul Ibn Yahya––one of the great scholars–he was in jail with his father and he wanted to warm water for his father for it was cold and his father was old—He would take a container and take a small ball and take the water in the ball in put it near the candle–little by little–all night he would do this till his father woke up fajr and found warm water.

Muhammed mukathir–said my brother he use to spend with Qiyamul Layl–and as for me I spent the nights massaging my mothers feet—and he said Wallahi my nights were better than his nights.

Tulq Ibn Habeeb–he use to kiss his mother’s head every single time he saw her–and he never went on the roof while his mother was in the house–he said I feel shame I would be above her.

Mus3ad ibn kathar–his mother was so old and she use to carry a woal–and he use to carry her and bring her woal to the Masjid and then leave his class and then take her back.

If your parents are alive that means you still have two gates of Jannah to enter from–