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A simple blog of a simple Muslimaah

Monday, 24 January 2011


A non-muslim man was watching a live broadcast of Isha prayers form Makkah during Ramadhan with a sheikh.

He noticed the huge amount of people almost 3 milion, walking about around the Ka'ba and running between Safa and Marwa and offereing prayers and making dua....

The sheikh asked the man "How long do you think they'll take to organize themselves in rows and start the Salaat? "

The man replied, "At least 2-3 hours"

The sheikh then said, "But the masjid (HARAM) of Ka'aba is 4 floors."

The man replied, "OH, this's will make it about 12 hours then."

The sheikh said,  "Put in your mind that they are from countries all over the world with different languages."

The Americans man said, "Then it is impossible to organise them by any means!!!"

The second call for prayer was announced and the Imam said - Istawoo - arrange yourselves

 Within seconds the crowd began moving, the whole scene changed, the 3 million people started arranging themselves in perfect well organised rows around the Ka'ba - in literally NO TIME.

The non muslim man watching the turned to the Sheikh and gave the shahada

أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله و أشهد أن محمد رسول الله

Saturday, 22 January 2011


Traits of a Hypocrite

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr:
The Prophet said, “Whoever has (the following) four characters will be a hypocrite, and whoever has one of the following four characteristics will have one characteristic of hypocrisy until he gives it up. These are: (1 ) Whenever he talks, he tells a lie; (2) whenever he makes a promise, he breaks it; (3) whenever he makes a covenant he proves treacherous; (4) and whenever he quarrels, he behaves impudently in an evil insulting manner.” 

(See Hadith No. 33 Vol. 1)
{Volume 3, Book 43, Number 639: Sahih Bukhari}

Monday, 17 January 2011

Beautiful Hadith

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying:

If anyone gives as Sadaqa the equivalent of a date from that (earning) earned honestly, for Allah accepts that which is lawful, the Lord would accept it with His Right Hand, and even if it is a date, it would foster in the Hand of the lord, as one of you fosters his colt, till it becomes bigger than a mountain.

{Book 005, Chapter 18, Number 2211 : Sahih Muslim}

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Q and A

"Is it permissible for me to say to non-Muslims “And the same to you” when they wish me a Happy New Year or say Best Wishes?"


It is not permissible to greet or congratulate the kuffaar on the occasion of Christmas, New Year or any of their other holidays, and it is not permissible to respond to them when they greet us on those occasions, because they are not festivals that are prescribed in our religion, and returning their greeting is an affirmation and approval of them. The Muslim should be proud of his religion and its rulings, and he should be keen to call others and convey to them the religion of Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted. 

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about the ruling on greeting the kuffaar on the occasion of Christmas and how we should respond when they greet us on this occasion. Is it permissible to go to the parties that they hold on this occasion? 
Is a person sinning if he does any of the things mentioned without intending to, and he only does it to be nice, or because of or shyness or embarrassment or other reasons? Is it permissible to imitate them in that? 
He replied: 
Greeting the kuffaar on the occasion of Christmas or any of their other religious holidays is haraam according to scholarly consensus, as was stated by Ibn al-Qayyim in his book Ahkaam Ahl al-Dhimmah, where he says: 
"Congratulating the kuffaar on the rituals that belong only to them is haraam by consensus, as is congratulating them on their festivals and fasts by saying ‘A happy festival to you’ or ‘May you enjoy your festival,’ and so on. If the one who says this has been saved from kufr, it is still forbidden. It is like congratulating someone for prostrating to the cross, or even worse than that. It is as great a sin as congratulating someone for drinking wine, or murdering someone, or having illicit sexual relations, and so on. Many of those who have no respect for their religion fall into this error; they do not realize the offensiveness of their actions. Whoever congratulates a person for his disobedience or bid’ah or kufr exposes himself to the wrath and anger of Allaah." End quote. 

Congratulating the kuffaar on their religious festivals is haraam to the extent described by Ibn al-Qayyim because it implies that one accepts or approves of their rituals of kufr, even if one would not accept those things for oneself. But the Muslim should not accept the rituals of kufr or congratulate anyone else for them, because Allaah does not accept any of that at all, as He says (interpretation of the meaning): 

"If you disbelieve, then verily, Allaah is not in need of you, He likes not disbelief for His slaves. And if you are grateful (by being believers), He is pleased therewith for you.  .
[al-Zumar 39:7]

". . .
 This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islaam as your religion . .
[al-Maa’idah 5:3] 

So congratulating them is forbidden, whether they are one’s colleagues at work or otherwise.
If they greet us on the occasion of their festivals, we should not respond, because these are not our festivals, and because they are not festivals which are acceptable to Allaah. These festivals are innovations in their religions, and even those which may have been prescribed formerly have been abrogated by the religion of Islaam, with which Allaah sent Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) to the whole of mankind. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

"Whoever seeks a religion other than Islaam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers."
[Aal ‘Imraan 3:85]

It is haraam for a Muslim to accept invitations on such occasions, because this is worse than congratulating them as it implies taking part in their celebrations.

Similarly, Muslims are forbidden to imitate the kuffaar by having parties on such occasions, or exchanging gifts, or giving out sweets or food, or taking time off work, etc., because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: 

"Whoever imitates a people is one of them." 

Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyah said in his book Iqtidaa’ al-Siraat al-Mustaqeem Mukhaalifat Ashaab al-Jaheem: "Imitating them in some of their festivals implies that one is pleased with their false beliefs and practices, and gives them the hope that they may have the opportunity to humiliate and mislead the weak
End quote from Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 3/44. 
And Allaah knows best.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

New Year

So its 2011!

SubhanAllah, one whole year has come and gone and what have we achived?

How many of us became better muslims?

How many of us bacem Hafidhul Qur'an?

How many of helped a non-believer see the light of Islam?

How many of us sacrificed for Allah?

Many of us get dragged into the celebration of the New Year, little do we realise that this tiny celebration can turn into a form of disbelief!

How is it disbeleif? Its just wishing someone New Year!!
We forget that its not our New Year, its theirs - our new year came and went and we didnt even bother acknowledging it.

I mean Allah clearly tell us in the Quran:
"This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islaam as your religion . ."
 (Maa'idah 5,3)

This is suggesting that these celebrations are forbidden in Islam.
May Allah guide us and keep us on the Straight path and keep us away from all these Fitnah.