My Lord, I Love You

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Anonymous
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Have you ever tried in a moment of serenity to say sincerely, ‘I love you, my Lord?’ Have you ever uttered it from the bottom of your heart?

You may take this matter lightly and say, ‘What is all the fuss about? We all love Allah The Almighty, and it is very easy for us to say so.’ However, I believe that if you have ever experienced this closely, you would not say so. Claims like these are very easy to make, but the real question is: do the words truly spring from the bottom of your heart? Do you love Allah The Almighty wholeheartedly? Do you love Him in such a way that your love preoccupies you from anything other than Him?

I asked some of my brothers in Islam to enact this experiment for a week and to write down their notes while trying to urge their hearts to utter this declaration without deception or lying, and to avoid saying with their tongues what is not really in their hearts. The results were as I expected: most of them failed to utter the words, and wrote, “Whenever I tried to utter it I felt that I was a liar; I only managed to utter it sincerely once.”

Indeed, the matter requires sincerity and transparency, as well as practical application of this love.

‘Abbaad ibn Mansoor, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “During the lifetime of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, some people claimed that they loved Allaah The Almighty, but Allaah The Almighty wanted them to translate this claim into action. So, Allaah The Exalted Says (what means): {Say, [O Muhammad], “If you should love Allaah, then follow me, [so] Allaah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allaah is Forgiving and Merciful.} [Quran 3:31]”

Likewise, the Jews and the Christians claimed that they are the children and beloved ones of Allaah The Almighty: {But the Jews and the Christians say, “We are the children of Allaah and His beloved.”} [Quran 5:18], but Allaah The Almighty Says to them (what means): {Say, “Then why does He punish you for your sins?” Rather, you are human beings from among those He has created. He forgives whom He wills, and He punishes whom He wills.} [Quran 5:18]

In this verse, Allaah The Almighty refers to the fact that love has certain signs, including the fact that one does not punish those whom he loves. Hence, the absence of these signs means that the claim of being loved by Allaah The Almighty is false.

If you truly love Allaah The Almighty, then provide the evidence. Where is the evidence of your true love for Allaah The Almighty?

How can we claim that we love Allaah The Almighty and then disobey Him?

You may inquire, ‘Does love for Allaah The Almighty mean that one must be sinless?’

The answer is “no”. We are not infallible, because we are neither prophets nor angels, but love for Allaah The Almighty makes one repent quickly and return to his Lord constantly. Hence, when you see such a person, he would appear as if he is sinless.

Ash-Sha‘bi, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “If Allaah The Almighty loves a slave, his sins would not harm him.”

‘Abdul-Rahmaan ibn Zayd ibn Aslam, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “Allaah The Exalted may love His slave to the extent that He may say to him, ‘Go and do whatever you want, and I have forgiven it in advance.’”

The meaning is that Allaah The Exalted will guide such a slave to sincere repentance, and the acts that expiate any sins he commits, until he becomes sinless. If this were the only benefit of gaining the love of Allaah The Almighty, it would have been sufficient. Continue reading

Who Is Your Lord?

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Dr. Bilal Philips raises a few questions which we can use to judge to what degree do we know who our Lord is.

1. Do you agree with those who say who say that belief is a matter of blind faith?
2. If everything has a Creator then who created God?
3. If God can do anything, why can’t He have a son?
4. If God is all-powerful, can He create a stone which is too heavy for Him to lift?
5. If God is all-good and He is able to do all things then where did evil come from?

Dr. Bilal Philips will address these questions and clear the many false ideas and misconceptions many people have when it comes to their Lord. Continue reading

The Dajjaal – (Al-Maseeh Al-Dajjaal)

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Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
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There are over fifty scholarly comments on the meaning of the word Maseeh (Messiah). They said that this word is applied both to the Truthful One [True Messiah, i.e., ‘Eesa (Jesus)] and to the misleading liar [the “antichrist” or Dajjaal]. The Messiah is the Truthful One, ‘Eesa ibn Maryam (Jesus the son of Mary), the Messiah of guidance, who healed those who were born blind and lepers, and brought the dead to life by Allah’s Leave. The false messiah (al‐maseeh al‐dajjaal) is the liar who leads people astray, the messiah of misguidance who will tempt people by means of the signs that he is given, such as bringing down rain, reviving the earth to bring forth vegetation, and other “miracles.”

So Allah has created two messiahs, who are opposites of one another. The scholars said that the reason why the Dajjaal is called maseeh (a “messiah”) is because one of his eyes is mamsooh (lit. “wiped”; smooth or abraded, i.e., he will be blind or defective in one eye). Or it was said that it is because he will survey or travel throughout the earth (yamsah) in forty days… The former view is more correct, because of what was said in the hadeeth narrated by Muslim (no. 5221) from Anas ibn Maalik, who said: “The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: ‘The Dajjaal will be blind ( mamsooh) in one eye, and between his eyes will be written ‘kaafir’…’”.

The word Dajjaal is taken from the expression “Dajala alba’eer (he smeared the camel)”, referring to when they covered it with tar. The root dajala means to mix. The word dajala is used to mean deliberately confusing matters and being vague and ambiguous, The Dajjaal is the one who speaks in vagaries, who tells many lies and deceives many people. The word “Dajjaal” became a title given to the lying, one‐eyed, false messiah. The Dajjaal is so called because he will conceal his kufr from the people by lying to them, deceiving them and confusing them.

The Dajjaal will be a man from among the sons of Adam. He will have many attributes which were described in the ahaadeeth to acquaint people with him and to warn them of his evil. So when he comes, the believers will know him and will not be misled by him. They will know his features which
the Truthful One (the Prophet) (PBUH) has told us about. These features will distinguish him from other people, so that no one will be deceived by him except those who are ignorant and whose doom has already been decreed. We ask Allah to keep us safe and sound.

Among these attributes are: He will be a young man with a ruddy complexion, short, with thick curly hair, a wide forehead, and broad upper chest, blind or defective (mamsooh) in the right eye. This eye will be neither prominent nor sunken, and will look like a floating grape. His left eye will be covered with a thick piece of flesh growing at the edge of his eye. Written between his eyes will be “Kaaf faa’ raa’،(ك,ف,ر) (K‐F‐R)”, in separate (Arabic) letters, or “kaafir ,”(كافر) with the letters joined. This will be read by every Muslim, literate or illiterate. Another of his characteristics will be that he will be sterile, with no children born to him. The following are some of the saheeh ahaadeeth in which the above attributes are mentioned. These ahaadeeth form part of the evidence (daleel) concerning the emergence of the Dajjaal: From ‘Abd‐Allah ibn ‘Umar (RA), who said: “The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:

‘Whilst I was sleeping, I saw myself performing Tawaaf around the Ka’bah, when I saw a dark man with straight hair, standing between two other men, with water dripping from his head. I asked: “Who is this?” They said: “The son of Maryam.” Then I turned and saw a ruddy‐complexioned man, well built, with curly hair, blind in his right eye, with his eye looking like a floating grape. I asked: “Who is this?” They said: “This is the Dajjaal.” The person who looks most like him is Ibnu Qatan.’” (Narrated by al‐Bukhaari, no. 6508; Ibn Qatan was a man from Banu Mustalaq from Khuzaa’ah). Continue reading

Rulings Of (Udhiyah) Sacrifice

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Sheikh Muhammad Salih al-Monajjid
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Udhiyah refers to the animal (camel, cattle or sheep) that is sacrificed as an act of worship to Allaah, in the country in which the person offering the sacrifice lives, during the period from after the Eid prayer on the Day of Nahr (Eid al-Adhaa) until the last of the Days of Tashreeq (the 13 th day of Dhu’l-Hijjah), with the intention of offering sacrifice. Udhiyah is one of the great rituals of Islam, in which we remember the Unity of Allaah, His blessings upon us and the obedience of our father Ibraaheem to his Lord, and in this act of udhiyah there is much goodness and blessing. So the Muslim must pay attention to its great importance. This book is a brief look at this important ritual. Continue reading

Our Children And Prayer

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Abdul Khaliq ash-Sharif
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Tackling two most important things, (1)Prayer as the most fundamental pillar of religion (Islam) (2) Children, who are the dearest to us.’ Continue reading

The Humility In Prayer

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Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali
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This is a treatise we have written concerning humility (Khushu’) and the hearts meekness and breaking (inkisar) before the Lord. The basic meaning of Khushu’, is the softness of the heart, its being gentle, still, submissive, broken, and yearning. When the heart is humble, so too is the hearing, seeing, heard, and face; indeed all the limbs and their actions are humbled, even speech. This is why the Prophet (saw) would say in his bowing (ruku), “My hearing, sight, bones, and marrow are humbled to You,” another narration has, “and whatever my foot carries.” One of the Salaf saw a man fidgeting in his prayer and remarked, ‘If the heart of this person was humble, so too would his limbs be.’ The source of the Khushu, that takes place in the heart is the gnosis of Allah’s greatness, magnificence, and perfection. Teh more gnosis a person has of Allah, the more Khushu’ he has. The greatest action of worship which manifests the Khushu, of the body to Allah is the prayer (Salaah). Allah has praised those who have Khushu’ in the prayer. Continue reading