Thursday, November 20, 2014

All-Mighty Allah is Most Merciful


Your Lord is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful


     We read in Holy Quran the Divine names and attributes of Allah.
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Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) pbuh. said: “Allah the Most High, has ninety-nine names……...”(Muslim .35#6475). The most beautiful names belong to Allah, so call on Him by them, the explanation of only one of  the 99 names is enlightened here. Allah is Most Merciful


Allah speaks of His Mercy in numerous places in the Quran.
1) “My Mercy embraces all things” [Quran 7/156]
2) "Say (O Muhammad-pbuh) To whom belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth?" Say: "To Allah. He has prescribed Mercy for Himself.” [Quran 6/12]
3) “When those who believe in Our Ayat (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) come to you, say: "Salamun 'Alaikum" (peace be on you); your Lord has written (prescribed) Mercy for Himself, so that if any of you does evil in ignorance, and thereafter repents and does righteous good deeds (by obeying Allah), then surely, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.  [Quran 6/54]
4) Quran has 114 Chapters you will find the phrase
“ In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful”
5) Say (O Muhammad-pbh)"Invoke Allah or invoke the Most Gracious (Allah), by whatever name you invoke Him (it is the same), for to Him belong the Best Names.” [Quran 17/110 ]
6) Say: "O 'Ibadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: verily, Allah forgives all sins. Truly He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Quran 39/53]
7)      “And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace (safety," i.e., words free from fault or evil.)”  [Quran Surah Al-Furqan 25/63]
8)  "Do not commit mischief on the earth after it has been set in order, and call on Him (Allah in prayer) with fear and hope (longing desire) : “for the Mercy of Allah is always near to those who do good.
  [Quran Surah Al-A'raf 7/56]
9)And whoever does evil or wrongs himself but afterwards seeks Allah's Forgiveness, he will find Allah Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Quran 4/110]
           The mercy of Allah manifests itself in His overlooking the sins of the sinner when he unknowingly commits the sin then repents. Allah’s mercy is even beyond that; Allah changes the sins of the sinner, after his sincere repentance followed by righteous deeds, to good deeds (hasanat). Allah says
10) Except those who repent and believe (in Islamic Monotheism), and do righteous deeds; for those, Allah will change their sins into good deeds, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” [Quran 25/70]
          Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be Upon Him -pbuh) made utmost effort to clarify the reality of the Mercy of Allah (S.W.T.) with His servants so that Muslims will be merciful among one another and be merciful with others, and know that this mercy is the way to gain the mercy of Allah.
1) Narrated Abu Huraira (Radhi-Allah-hu 'anhu):The Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His Book which is with Him on His Throne, "My Mercy overpowers My Anger." [Sahih Bukhari - Book: 54. Beginning of Creation, Hadith:416] 
99 parts of Mercy Allah kept with Him and sent down its only 1 part on the earth
2) Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, Allah divided Mercy into one-hundred parts and He kept its ninety-nine parts with Him and sent down its one part on the earth, and because of that, its one single part, His creations are Merciful to each other, so that even the mare lifts up its hoofs away from its baby animal, lest it should trample on it." 
[Bukhari Book 8 Volume 73 Hadith 29]
Disbelievers have absolutely no hope of Allah’s Mercy
 1) "O my sons! Go you and enquire about Yusuf (Joseph) and his brother, and never give up hope of Allah's Mercy. Certainly no one despairs of Allah's Mercy, except the people who disbelieve."         [Quran 12/87]


Mirza Ehteshamuddin Ahmed 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Absolutely unforgivable Sin is SHIRK

  
Absolutely unforgivable Sin is  “Shirk”
                                                Totally unacceptable act is Shirk
                                         False deities have no power to harm or benefit

The term Shirk means associating partners with Allah, and the related term mushrik is applied to someone guilty of such polytheistic association. Ash-Shirk ul-Akbar takes one outside the fold of Islam. The opposite of Tawhid (doctrine of Oneness of God) is expressed by the Arabic term Shirk (polytheism) derived from the root Sh-r-k which conveys the notion of “sharing” or “partnerships.” The word Sharik (plural shurakaa) means “partner” or “associate.” It encompasses far more than the more blatant (obvious) forms of idolatry and denial of Allah’s Unity. Some examples of Shirk ad Du’a (invoking or supplicating to a false deity besides Allah) are given. False deities have no power, Allah has all powers.
1)   Say( O Mohammed to mankind) How do you worship besides Allah something which has no power either to harm or benefit you”,
 
(Quran Al-Maidah 5/76)

2
) And do not invoke besides Allah that which neither benefits you nor harms you, for if you did, then indeed you would be of the wrongdoers.'  (Quran Yunus 10/106)

3)  
And if Allah should touch you with adversity (hardship), there is no remover of it except Him. And if He touches you with good – then He is over all things competent. (Quran Al-Anam 6/17)

4)  Say, "Shall we invoke instead of Allah that which neither benefits us nor harms us and be turned back on our heels after Allah has guided us?  ( Quran Al-Anam 6/71)

False deities have no power to harm or benefit

5) Say, "Then who could prevent Allah at all if He intended for you harm or intended for you benefit? (Quran Al-Fath 48/11) 

6)  
Say, "I possess not for myself any harm or benefit except what Allah should will.  (Quran Yunus 10/49)
7) Say, "I hold not for myself [the power of] benefit or harm, except what Allah has willed. (Quran Al-Araf 7/188)    

8)
Say, "Have you then taken besides Him allies not possessing [even] for themselves any benefit or any harm?" (Quran Ar-Rad 13/16)

9)
  He(Ibrahim) said, "Do they hear you when you supplicate? Or do they benefit you, or do they harm?" (Quran Ash-Shuaraa 26/72-73)
 
10) Should I take other than Him [false] deities [while], if the Most Merciful intends for me some adversity, their intercession will not avail me at all, nor can they save me? (Quran Yasin-36/23)  
 
11) Did they not see that it could not return to them any speech [i.e., response] and that it did not possess for them any harm or benefit?  (Quran Ta-Ha - 20/89)

12)
Say, "Invoke those you have claimed [as gods] besides Him, for they do not possess the [ability for] removal of adversity from you or [for its] transfer [to someone else]."
(Quran Al-Israa / Bani Israeel 17/56)
13) Allah says “That is only Satan who frightens [you] (to fear his Awliyaa) his supporters. So fear them not, but fear Me, if you are [indeed] believers” (Quran Al-i-Imran 3/175)  

14) 
Say, "Indeed, I do not possess for you [the power of] harm or right direction." (Quran Al-Jin  72/21)
  15)   But they have taken besides Him gods which create nothing, while they are created, and possess not for themselves any harm or benefit and possess not [power to cause] death or life or resurrection.  (Quran Al-Furqan 25/3)

16)  
Narrated Abdullah (RA)The Prophet (s.a.w.) said one statement and I said another. The Prophet said "Whoever dies while still invoking anything other than Allah as a rival to Allah, will enter Hell (Fire)." And I said, "Whoever dies without invoking anything as a rival to Allah, will enter Paradise."(Hadith Bukhari 6/24)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fornication - Adultery

Adultery - Zina (illegal sexual intercourse) is an EVIL way
             Throughout the world and in most religions, the act of adultery has been considered a crime. Any illegal sexual intercourse between a man and a woman is subject to a severe punishment prescribed by the Islamic Shari’ah. Islam has taken a firm and decisive stance against Zina (fornication or adultery). Allah, the Almighty, commands;

1) Those who love (to see) scandal (Slander, shameful act) published broadcast among the Believers, will have a grievous Penalty in this life and in the Hereafter: Allah knows, and ye know not.”  [ Qur’an chapter 24/19 ]

 2)       “O you who believe! Follow not the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan). And whosoever follows the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan), then, verily he commands Al-Fahsha' [i.e. to commit indecency (shameful acts), and Al-Munkar [disbelief and polytheism (i.e. to do evil and wicked deeds; and to speak or to do what is forbidden in Islam)]”
         [ Qur’an chapter 24/21]

3)        “Allah commands justice, the doing of good, and liberality to kith and kin, and He forbids all shameful deeds, and injustice and rebellion: He instructs you, that you may receive admonition.”   [ Qur’an chapter 16/90]

4) “And come not near to unlawful sex (adultery). Verily, it is a Fahishah (i.e. anything that transgresses its limits: a great sin), and an evil way” [ Qur’an chapter 17/32]

5) “Verily, As-Salat (the prayer) prevents from Al-Fahsha' (i.e. great sins of every kind,) and Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism, and every kind of evil wicked deed) and the remembering (praising) of Allah (in front of the angels) is greater indeed [than your remembering (praising) of Allah in prayers. And Allah knows what you do.” [ Qur’an chapter 29/45]

6) Secret lovers (opposite sex friends like girl friend and boy friend ) are unlawful in Islam. Read [ Qur’an chapter 5/5]

Storm of Stones: Prophets Luts people (Nation of prophet Lut) had a practice of sodomy and homosexual rape of males. Allah punished them in their life time, it is  described in Quarn.
1)  “Verily, We sent against them a violent storm of stones (which destroyed them all), except the family of lut (Lot), them We saved in the last hour of the night,”
[ Qur’an chapter 54/34]

2) “And indeed they have passed by the town [of Prophet lut  (Lot)] on which was rained the evil rain. Did they (disbelievers) not then see it (with their own eyes)? Nay! But they used not to expect any resurrection.” [ Qur’an chapter 25/40]

3) “And (remember) Lut (Lot), when he said to his people: "Do you commit the worst sin such as none preceding you has committed in the 'Alamin (mankind and jinn)?”
[ Qur’an chapter 7/80]

Other Kinds of Punishments for sinners in this worldly life :-- 
[Awful Cry, earth swallowed, drowned in Water, violent Wind etc.]
1) “So We punished each (of them) for his sins; of them were some on whom We sent Hasib (a violent wind with shower of stones) [as on the people of lut (Lot)], and of them were some who were overtaken by As-Saihah [torment - awful cry. (as Thamud or Shu'aib's people)], and of them were some whom We caused the earth to swallow [as Qarun (Korah)], and of them were some whom We drowned [as the people of Nuh (Noah), or Fir'aun (Pharaoh) and his people]. It was not Allah Who wronged them, but they wronged themselves.” [ Qur’an chapter 29/40]



 "Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!" (AAMEEN)   

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hajj 3 Types


Fulfill the compulsory Islamic requirement of Hajj once in a lifetime
(While praying make sure to cover your shoulders even in Ihram)
Date
IFRAD
QIRAN
TAMATTU
8 Dhul Haj (Yaum -e-Tarwiya)
Day of watering people and animals

1) A pilgrim is required to enter in the state of Ihram with the intention of doing Hajj only from Meeqat. Start reciting Talbiyyah in raised voice (Labbayk …..
2)Tawaf al Qudum (arrival Tawaf-This tawaf is sunnah but it is not wajib or  compulsory) Prophet (s.a.w.) performed Tawaf al Qudum (Muslim) This is then followed by 2 Rak'as Salaat near to Ibrahim's station or anywhere in the mosque
3) Perform Sa’ee. It is permissible to postpone Sa'ee for Hajj until after Tawaf for Hajj (Tawaf Al-Ifaadah).
4) Proceed to Mina perform Zuhar, Asar, Magrib, Isha, Fajar of 9 DhulHaj at their specific
times, shortening them 4 to 2 rakaah but without combining them
1) This is Hajj combined with ‘Umrah without coming out of Ihram, The Qarin should enter in the state of Ihram with the intention of performing ‘Umrah and Hajj together. The Qarin is not allowed to come out of the Ihram no matter how long the period between his ‘Umrah and Hajj may be. Start reciting Talbiya (Labbayk……
2) Tawaf of Umrah
 (takes the place of Tawaf al Qudum or arrival Tawaf)
This is then followed by 2 Rak'as Salah near to Ibrahim's station or anywhere in the mosque
3) Only one Sa’ee of Umrah and Haj (today or later on)
4) Proceed to Mina perform Zuhar, Asar, Magrib, Isha, Fajar of 9 DhulHaj at their specific times, shortening them 4 to 2 rakaah but without combining them
1) A pilgrim is required to enter in the state of Ihram with the intention of doing Umrah from Meeqat before or on 8 DhulHaj. Talbiyyah
2) Tawaf of Umrah
 (takes the place of Tawaf al Qudum or arrival Tawaf) This is then followed by 2 Rak'as Salah near to Ibrahim's station or anywhere in the mosque
3) Sa’ee of Umrah
4) shorten the hair
5) Take off the Ihram
6) Enter in the state of Ihram with the intention of doing Hajj, from the place where you live. Start recit-ing Talbiyyah (Labbayk …
7) Proceed to Mina perform Zuhar, Asar, Magrib, Isha, Fajar of 9 DhulHaj at their specific
times, shortening them 4 to 2 rakaah but without combining them
9 Dhul Haj
(Yaum-e-Arafah)
 1) Proceed to Masjid Nimra Listen to Sermon (Qutba)–Zuhur Prayer 2 rakaat and Asr 2 rakaat/go to Arafat for Wuquf. The best day of year is Yaum-e- Arafah, supplicate with raised hands.  
2) After Sun set proceed to Muzdalifah Magrib 3 rakaat and Isha 2 rakaat (Prophet s.a.w. didn’t pray witr. Collect 49/or70 pebbles. After spending the night in Muzdalifa, offer Fajr at it’s specific time early, recite zikr (Dhikr) remembrance of Allah until sunrise. (For the weak or  aged male hajis and even female hajis they are allowed to go to Mina even before Fajr)
10th Dhul Haj
(Yaum-e-Nahar) Sacrifice Day
1) Proceed to Mina before sunrise,  say Takbir and throw 7 pebbles (small less than 1cm diameter) on Jamratul Aqabah (Big), stop Talbiyyah after throwing 1st stone
(2) Shave or cut the hairs
(3) Bathe and remove Ihram, wear normal clothes duly perfumed (it is sunnah)
(4) Go to Haram Tawaf Al-Ifaadah (it’s Rukun/compulsory)
(5) Perform Haj Sa’ee if not done before. After this Tawaf and Sa’yee pilgrim is allowed to do everything that was lawful before Ihram     (6) Return to Mina to spend night
1) Proceed to Mina after fajr before sunrise throw 7 pebbles (small less than 1cm dia) on Jamratul Akabah, stop Talbiyyah immediately after throwing 1st pebble.
(2) Slaughter the animal (3) Shave or cut the hairs
(4) Bathe and remove Ihram, wear normal clothes duly perfumed (it is sunnah)
(5) Go to Haram Tawaf Al-Ifaadah (it is Rukun / compulsory)
(6) Perform Haj Sa’ee (if not done before for Qiran, For Qiran only one Sa’ee).
For Tamattu 2 sa’ees, one Sa’ee on 8 DhulHaj-Umrah, one sa’ee today. After this Tawaf and Sa’yee pilgrim is allowed to do everything that was lawful before Ihram
(7) Return to Mina to spend night

11 to 12 / 13 Dhul
Haj (Ayam Tashreeq)
1) After zawal 12.30 pm noon time, go for “Rami” (stoning) say Takbir and throw 7 pebbles on Small Jamara, stop and supplicate for long time by raising hands facing Qibla (It is sunnah). Go to middle jamara say Takbir and throw 7 pebbles on Middle stop and supplicate by raising hands facing Qibla, and 7 on Jamratul Akabah move from here without supplicating. 
2) Perform these stonings on all 2/3 days at Minaa; the 11th, 12th, and/or 13th of Dhul-Hijjah.
3) it is permissible to leave on the 12th of Dhul-Hijjah 4) Perform a final Farewell Tawaaf al-Widaa’ when leaving Makkah (It is Waajib, if not done then offer animal sacrifice in Makkah, however, mensurating women they are allowed to go home without Tawaaf Al-Widaa)  


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Arkaan (Pillars) of Hajj (Be aware that whoever leaves out something which is a “Rukn”, his Hajj is incomplete and cannot be compensated for unless that “Rukn” is done.)
1)  Ihraam with intention of performing Haj
2)  Woqoof (standing) in ‘Arafah
3)  Tawaaf al-Ifaadhah
4)  Sa’ee between as-Safaa and al-Marwah

Waajibaat (Obligations) of Hajj (Whoever leaves out a waajib, he has to expiate for it by giving a sacrifice animal within territory of Makkah and distribute the meat to beggars without eating from it any part)
1)  Ihraam from the meeqaat
2)  Staying at ‘Arafah till sunset for those who are there by day.
3)  Staying and resting in Muzdalifah till Fajr until the horizon becomes clear (i.e. brightens), except for the
      weak/excused who may leave after half the night has passed.
4)  Spending the nights in Minaa during the days of tashreeq (11th, 12th and/or 13th of Thul Hijjah)
5)  Do “Rami” (Pelting/stoning) on the jamaraat
6)  Shaving or trimming (the hair).
7)  The farewell tawaaf.
Important Note:  (The difference between “Rukn & Waajib” is that missing the “Rukn” nullifies Hajj altogether; while missing “Waajib” should be expiated by sacrificing animal.)



Ifraad
Qiran
Tamattu
Tawaaf
3
(Qudum, Ifaadha, Al-Widaa)
3
(Qudum, Ifaadha, Al-Widaa)
3
(Qudum, Ifaadha, Al-Widaa)
Sa’ee
Only 1Sa’ee
 of Haj
Only 1Sa’ee
 of Haj and Umrah
2 Sa’ees,
1 for Umrah and 1 for Haj
Sacrifice
Hadee
Not obligatory
Obligatory
Obligatory
It is sunnah to eat the meat from Hadee and distribute to needy or poor.
If the pilgrim is unable to make this sacrifice, “For whoever cannot (obtain a hadee), he must fast 3 days during the Hajj and 7 days after his return (home), making ten days in total. This is for the one whose family is not present at al-Masjid al-Haraam (a non-resident of Makkah).” [Surah Al-Baqarah 2/196]
Prohibited Things of Ihram (If anyone who performs the listed below prohibited things either unknowingly or by forgetfulness then there is no expiation or penalty for him, but the moment he remembers or get knowledge he has to immediately stop doing prohibited thing. However, if anyone does listed below prohibited things 1-6 knowingly , he has to expiate for it by giving a sacrifice animal (Fidya) within territory of Makkah and distribute the meat to beggars without eating from it any part or portion. Alternatively for a person who is poor or unable to purchase a sacrificial animal, he must feed 6 poor people or fast 3 days. This Fidya sacrifice is in addition to the sacrifice of Hadee)

1)  Trimming or plucking or shaving hairs any part of the body.
2)  Clipping fingernails or toenails.
3)  Males covering the head, females covering the face when no stranger is present before her and wear hand
     gloves
4)  Males wearing stitched (sewn) clothes
5)  Males wearing socks or cover ankles
6)  Wearing perfumed clothes or apply perfume on body.
7)  Consummating Marriage.
8)  Having sexual intercourse: Hajj  would be nullified, and the pilgrim must offer a sacrificial animal (camel) and
     complete the rituals, but must return next year or years later on to perform the annulled Hajj. Umar bin al-
     Khattab, Ali and Abu Hurairah were asked about a man who had an intercourse with his wife. They said that he
     should continue his Hajj, offer a sacrificial animal, and return the following year to perform Hajj. (Mawatta)
9)  The mubasharah, or doing a thing which may lead to it such as kissing or fondling.

10)  Hunting land animals and birds or cooperating or helping in that.