Beautiful Azaan at Birmingham Central Mosque.
Assalamulaikum everyone.... I hope everyone reading this is in the best of health and Imaan. I know I haven't posted for ages...I have just been very busy since my last post. I wanted to base todays post about cancer. Someone close to me was diagnosed with cancer...terminal cancer and that there was no cure and that the person did not have long left to live. No one can run away death and we all have to die one day but then again its also very upsetting when you know that someone close to you has not got long left to live.
Only with Allah (swt) help and if you firmly believe in Allah (swt) the supplication below will help.
read ayah 14 of surah al mulk 2020 times...
A renown Mufti recommended us to read Ayaat 14 of Surah Mulk 2020 times and blow it over water and make the person suffering from cancer to drink it.
We tried this and Alhamdulillah with Allah (swt) help the person suffering is physically more healthier than they were a month ago.
Death is something which we cannot run from. Its always going to be awaiting each and every one of us. We must remember this as a Muslim. When we are given News of an illness it is just a reminder that we will die one day, however death itself is guaranteed whereas an illness isn’t.
Put simply, the Cancer doesn’t mean those who have it will die before those who don’t. Its just a way Allah is reminding you and those around you of death so we don’t forget why we are here.
A dua (supplication) for cancer. I believe first the Qur’an cures Cancer and second I believe that if you are meant to be cured that it will happen. I ask you first to pray for all the people who are suffering from incurable diseases and second for myself for posting it for you and third for anyone who shares this to anyone on Twitter, Facebook or through an email or website.
A truly inspirational speech by Mufti Menk addressing the issues and concerns the youth of this generation faces. "Lighting the Lantern" lecture series by Mufti Ismail Menk from the Sri Lanka lecture tour December 2013.
Lecture 03 - Youth in a Daze Lost in a Maze.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER -
Mufti Ismail Menk of Zimbabwe commenced hifz at the tender age of nine years and completed at the age of twelve. He studied Arabic, Urdu and the Hanafi Mazhab from a young age with his father Maulana Musa Menk who graduated in Mazahirul Uloom Shahjahanpur under Hazrat Shaikh Maulana Zakaria (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) in the late 1950's.
Having studied the Hanafi Mazhab he then went on to study at the Islamic University of Madinah where he completed a degree in Shariah on the four Mazhabs. Thereafter he joined the Iftah (Mufti) department of Darul Uloom Kantaria in Gujarat, India where he graduated under Mufti Ismail Barkodrah at the end of 1999.
Ever since he has been actively engaged in teaching, lecturing country wide, running of Islamic educational institutes for the under privileged as well as the orphans, construction of Masajid and Madaris, relief work and coordinated dawaah country wide.
Ismail Musa Menk was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He was tutored by his father who is a well known scholar and Da’ee.
He completed his hifz and recitation courses at an early age and learnt the Arabic and Urdu languages whilst studying Shariah under his father. At the same time he attended an Academic College in Harare where he completed his secondary secular education. He then attained a degree in Shariah from the University of Madinah and later specialised in Iftaa at Darul Uloom Kantharia in Gujarat.
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How Much Do You Know About Allah, Our Creator?
Who created you? Who granted you your body, your eyes, or the color of your hair? Who determined the shape of your body or the color of your eyes? Who created all other people, the heavens, Earth, and every living being in between? Who determined the order of the planets, the Sun, and the stars in the depths of space?
Your answers to all these questions will be the same: "Allah." When asked to other people, they will also answer: "Allah." Indeed, Allah informs us in the Qur'an that people will confess this fact, as follows:
If you ask them:
"Who created the heavens and Earth and made the Sun and Moon subservient?" They will say: "Allah." So how have they been deluded [away from the truth]? (Surat al-'Ankabut, 29:61)
Allah (swt) has 99 beautiful names and Insha'allah I shall post one name on my blog along with its virtues and meaning.
1. AR-RAHMAN (The Most Gracious)
VIRTUES: If you recite this name of Allah 100 times daily after every Salaah (prayer), Allah will remove hard-heartedness and negligence from your heart. Insha-Allah.
As is the case with all other beings, we also exist in a state of need. Our existence depends on many conditions: oxygen to breathe, water and nutrients for our bodies' physical functions, for example. The list is endless, for an infinite number of details are essential for maintaining each person's physical existence.
However, all people can survive without giving much thought to meeting their needs. Everything they need for their bodies and their survival has already been provided and put to use. The first example that comes to mind is breathing. Oxygen is essential for survival, but who provides the right ratio of oxygen in the atmosphere? Or, who places the system that takes in this oxygen and processes it so that it can be conveyed to each cell? None of these can be attributed to anyone, for no one has any part in forming the atmosphere or one's respiration system.
This vital need being the foremost, every detail is designed in its most perfect and feasible form. At this point, we encounter a superior wisdom that designs all details and the infinite compassion that the Owner of this wisdom—Allah, the Most Merciful—shows to us.
Allah's mercy is not limited to meeting people's physical needs. Allah created people, placed them in the most suitable place, and, in return, only asked them to serve Him. He also told people how to do this and sent down books and Prophets for this very purpose. This way, Allah made Himself known and called them to religion and moral excellence. These are obvious signs of our Lord's infinite mercy.
لا إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنْ الظَّالِمِينَ
“There is no God but You, Glorified be You! Truly, I have been of the Zalimun (wrongdoers).”
(Aayah No. 87, Surah Al-Ambiya, Chapter No. 21, Holy Qur’an).
Merits and/or Significance of this dua: This is known as Aayah Al-Karimah (the Glorious Verse). This dua was recited by Yunus (AS) when a big fish had swallowed him and taken him to the bottom of the sea. Allah answered his supplication and brought him back safe from the belly of the big fish. Rasool-Allah (PBUH) encouraged us to call Allah with these words at the time of distress.
رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ
“My Lord! Truly, I am in need of whatever good that you bestow on me.”
(Aayah No. 24, Surah Al-Qasas, Chapter No. 28, Holy Qur’an).
Merits and/or Significance of this dua: When Musa (AS) was told that how Firaun and his chiefs were conspiring against him, he left Egypt on his own. He went towards Madyan and when he reached there, he went to a well to drink water. There was a group of men watering and besides them were two woman whom these men were stopping. Musa (AS) took pity on them and watered the flocks of women for them. Then being tired, he turned to shade and said this dua. Allah answered his supplication and the two women took him with them to their father. Later on he got married to one of these women.
رَبَّنَا آتِنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ رَحْمَةً وَهَيِّئْ لَنَا مِنْ أَمْرِنَا رَشَداً
“Our Lord! Bestow on us mercy from Yourself, and facilitate for us our affair in the right way.”
(Aayah No. 10, Surah Al-Kahf, Chapter No. 18, Holy Qur’an).
Merits and/or Significance of this dua: Here Allah tells us about those young men who fled from their people for the sake of their religion and took refuge in the cave of a mountain, where they hid from their people. When they entered the cave, they asked Allah to show mercy and kindness towards them.
أَنِّي مَسَّنِي الضُّرُّ وَأَنْتَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ
“Verily, distress has seized me, and You are the Most Merciful of all who show mercy.”
(Aayah No. 83, Surah Al-Ambiya, Chapter No. 21, Holy Qur’an).
Merits and/or Significance of this dua: It refers to trials of Ayyub (AS) affecting his wealth, children and physical health. He had plenty of livestock, cattle, crops, children, houses, and he was tested in these things, losing everything he had. Then he was tested with regard to his body. At this point of time he recited this dua. And Allah answered his supplication and removed his distress.
حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ
“Allah is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of Affairs.”
(Aayah No. 173, Surah Aal-Imran, Chapter No. 3, Holy Qur’an).
Merits and/or Significance of this dua: This dua was said by Ibrahim (AS) when he was thrown in fire. Also, Muhammad (PBUH) was told on the Day of Uhud, “Verily, the people have gathered against you, therefore, fear them”. Thereafter, Allah sent down this Aayah.
JAZAAK'ALLAH KHAIR FOR READING, MAY ALLAH (SWT) GRANT US ALL PROTECTION FROM THE HELL FIRE AND MAY ALLAH (SWT) GUIDE US ALL ON THE STRAIGHT PATH . AMEEN.
Anger, How a Muslim Deals With It
Anger is one of the evil whispers of Shaytaan, which leads to so many evils and tragedies, of which only Allaah knows their full extent. For this reason Islam has a great deal to say about this bad characteristic, and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) described cures for this "disease" and ways to limit its effects, among which are the following:
(1) Seeking refuge with Allaah from the Shaytaan
Sulayman ibn Sard said: "I was sitting with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and two men were slandering one another. One of them was red in the face, and the veins on his neck were standing out. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, `I know a word which, if he were to say it, what he feels would go away. If he said "I seek refuge with Allaah from the Shaytaan," what he feels (i.e., his anger) would go away.'" (Reported by al-Bukhaari, al-Fath, 6/337)
(2) Keeping silent:
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "If any of you becomes angry, let him keep silent." (Reported by Imaam Ahmad, al-Musnad, 1/329; see also Saheeh al-Jaami', 693, 4027).
(3) Not moving
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "If any of you becomes angry and he is standing, let him sit down, so his anger will go away; if it does not go away, let him lie down."
(4) Following the advice of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him):
Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that a man said to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), "Advise me." He said, "Do not become angry." The man repeated his request several times, and each time the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told him, "Do not become angry." (Reported by al-Bukhaari, Fath al-Bari, 10/456)
(6) Knowing the high status and advantages offered to those who control themselves
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "The strong man is not the one who can overpower others (in wrestling); rather, the strong man is the one who controls himself when he gets angry." (Reported by Ahmad, 2/236; the hadeeth is agreed upon). The greater the anger, the higher the status of the one who controls himself. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "The strongest man is the one who, when he gets angry and his face reddens and his hackles rise, is able to defeat his anger." (Reported by Imaam Ahmad, 5/367, and classified as hasan in Saheeh al- Jaami', 3859)
(7) Following the Prophet's example in the case of anger
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is our leader and has set the highest example in this matter, as is recorded in a number of ahaadeeth. One of the most famous was reported by Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, who said: "I was walking with the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and he was wearing a Najraani cloak with a rough collar. A Bedouin came and seized him roughly by the edge of his cloak, and I saw the marks left on his neck by the collar. Then the Bedouin ordered him to give him some of the wealth of Allaah that he had. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) turned to him and smiled, then ordered that he should be given something." (Agreed upon. Fath al-Baari, 10/375)
When you feel anger come upon you recite this dua beneath, and don't let shaitan to win. Jazaak'allah for reading.
The Month of Sha'ban is nearly here, we are in the final days of Rajaab and I thought for today's topic should be about the meritorious Month Of Shab'an. Shaban is the 8th month in the Islamic calendar and is considered one of the meritorious months for which we find particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w).It is reported that Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) used used to fast most of the month in Shaban except the last few days of the month.These fasts are supererogatory (nafl). Shaban is the month immediately preceding the month of Ramadan.
Ahadiths about The Virtues of Shabaan :
The Prophet (s.a.w) mentioned in a Hadith: "Rajab is the month of Allah, Shaban is my month and Ramadan is the month of the Nation".
The blessed companion Usama ibn Zaid , reports that he asked Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) : "Messenger of Allah, I have seen you fasting in the month of Shaban so frequently that I have never seen you fasting in any other month." Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) , replied: "That (Shaban) is a month between Rajab and Ramadan which is neglected by many people. And it is a month in which an account of the deeds (of human beings) is presented before the Lord of the universe, so, I wish that my deeds be presented at a time when I am in a state of fasting."
Ummul Mu'mineen 'Aishah (r), says, "Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) , used to fast for most of Shaban. I said to him, 'Messenger of Allah, is Shaban your favorite month for fasting?' He said, 'In this month Allah (s.w.t) prescribes the list of the persons dying this year. Therefore, I like that my death comes when I am in a state of fasting.' "
The Night of Nisf (mid) Shabaan
The 15th night of Shabaan is a very blessed night. According to the Hadith Shareef, the name of this Mubarak night is "Nisfu Shabaan" which means 15th night of Shabaan. The reason for this special night to attain its name of Laylatul Baraa'ah, meaning the Night of Salvation, Night of Freedom from Azaab, Hellfire and Calamity, is that in this night the Barkah and acceptance of repentance may be accomplished.
Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reports that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said often in his Khutba (sermon): "O people! Lighten and cleanse your bodies by way of fasting during Shabaan, so that it shall be easy and helpful to you for the fast during Ramadaan. Whoso fasts for three days during Shabaan, all his past sins are wiped off". (Baihaqi) Fasting is also recommended on the 13th, 14th and 15th of Shabaan.
A Beautiful Dua To Read on 15th Night of Shabaan.
O Allah, Tireless Owner of Bounty. O Owner of Sublimity, Honor, Power, and Blessings.
There is no Allah except You, the Supporter of refugees and Neighbor of those who seek nearness, Protector of the fearful.
O Allah, if you have written in Your Book that I be abject, deprived, banished, and Ungenerous,
then erase O Allah, through Your bounty,
my misery, deprivation, banishment, and stinginess
and establish me with You as happy, provided with blessings,
for surely You have said-and Your Word is True-
in Your Revealed Book on the tongue of Your Messenger,
"Allah blots out or confirms what He pleases, and with Him is the Mother of Books."(13:39)
My God, by the Great Manifestation of the Night of the middle of the Noble Month of Sha'ban
"in which every affair of wisdom is made distinct and authorized,"(44:4)
remove from us calamities-those we know and those we do not know,
and Thou knows best-for surely You are the Most Mighty, the Most Generous.
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Family and Companions.
Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH THE MOST MERCIFUL THE MOST KIND
And your Lord inspired to the bee, "Take for yourself among the mountains, houses, and among the trees and [in] that which they construct.
Then eat from all the fruits and follow the ways of your Lord laid down [for you]." There emerges from their bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing for people. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who give thought. (Surah Nahl Verses 68 and 69 of Chapter 14)
Sura An-Nahl (Arabic: سورة النحل, Sūratu an-Naḥl, "The Bees") is the 16th. sura of the Qur'an, with 128 verses. Its name means "the bees". Honey is a sweet treat. In fact, it is man's oldest sweetener. It can be a good substitute for sugar in our drinks and food. But it is also good for many other things and treating many other conditions. Reliance on commercialized medicines which contains too much chemicals can become hazardous to our health.Honey is composed of sugars like glucose and fructose and minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulphur, iron and phosphate. It contains vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5 and B3 all of which change according to the qualities of the nectar and pollen. Besides the above, copper, iodine, and zinc exist in it in small quantities. Several kinds of hormones are also present in it.
THE BENEFITS OF HONEY
1. Prophet Muhammed (Sallalahi Alahi WaSallam) used to drink honey mixed with cold water. This is very healthy and no one can understand how healthy it is except the most prominent doctors. For drinking honey on an empty stomach dissolves phlegm, cleanses the stomach, reduces its viscosity, washes away waste matter, warms it up a little and opens its inlet and exit.
2. Honey is a natural antiseptic. Medical journals cite more than 600 cases in which honey was employed to treat wounds.By applying honey to your wounds, you prevent infections. Honey contains antimicrobial agents, which prevents infections by killing the bacteria in and around your wounds. When using honey it may help to heat it up before putting it on your wound (caution test the heat before you place it on the wound).Many types of bacteria can’t survive in honey, so wounds heal, swelling eases, and tissue can grow back.
3. Rapidly diffuses through the blood: When accompanied by mild water, honey diffuses into the bloodstream in 7 minutes. Its free sugar molecules make the brain function better since the brain is the largest consumer of sugar, thus, reduces fatigue.
4. If fresh meat is placed in honey, it will stay fresh for three months, as will cucumbers, pumpkins and eggplants. Many fruits can be kept in it for six months. In cases of food it is an excellent preservative.
5. Honey can be used to treat lips tearing, skin wrinkly, in cosmetics, and flabby skin stimulation.
6. Anxiety and lack of sleep can be treated by drinking a class of water that has a spoon of honey dissolved in it (honey drink). Scientists found that drinking water with honey has a very calming impact on people.
The Rewards and Benefits of Reading Surah Yaseen
It is commonly known that Surah Yaseen is the “heart” of the Quran. Why is it known as the heart of the Quran? In our bodies, the heart is considered to be the most important organ. It supplies the entire body with blood to keep us functioning. Without the heart, the body cannot live. It is to emphasize the great importance of Surah Yaseen that it is called the “heart” of the Quran.
The BENEFITS of the recital of Surah Yaseen:
1. Reading Surah Yaseen at the beginning of the day causes Allah to fulfil all your needs for that day.
Hadhrat ‘Ataa’ bin Abi Ribaah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) says that Prophet Mohamed (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said, “ Whoever reads Surah Yaseen in the beginning of the day, all his needs for that day are fulfilled.”
2. Reading Surah Yaseen is equivalent to reading the whole Quran 10 times.
“Everything has a heart and the heart of the Glorious Quran is Surah Yaseen. Whoever reads Surah Yaseen, Allah records for them a reward equal to that of reading the whole Quran 10 times.” [Maqal, Tirmidhi 2812/A & Dhahabi]
3. Reading Surah Yaseen and memorizing Surah Yaseen invokes the blessings of Allah
It is said that Allah recited Surah Yaseen and Surah Taha 1000 years before the creation of Heaven and Earth, and upon hearing this, the angels said, “Blessing is for the ummah unto whom the Quran will be sent down; blessing is for the hearts that will memorize it, and blessing is for the tongues that will recite it.”
4. Reading Surah Yaseen invokes the mercy of Allah to forgive your sins.
“Whoever reads Surah Yaseen for the pleasure of Allah only, all his earlier sins are forgiven. Therefore make a practice of reading this Surah over your dead particularly near the person at the time of death or after the death has deceased."
5. Reading Surah Yaseen exalts the status of the believers both in this world and the next.
Surah Yaseen is also known as “Raafi’ah Khaafidhah” i.e. that which exalts the status of the believers and degrades the unbelievers. According to a riwayat, Prophet Mohamed (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “My heart desires that Surah Yaseen should be present in the heart of everyone of my ummah.” So memorize Surah Yaseen to reap its benefits.
8. Reading Surah Yaseen causes you to die as a shaheed.
According to one Hadith, if anyone recites Surah Yaseen every night and then dies, they die as a shaheed (martyr).
9. Reading Surah Yaseen wipes out your sins, alleviates hunger and guides the lost.
“Whoever reads Surah Yaseen is forgiven; whoever reads it in hunger is satisfied; whoever reads it having lost their way, finds their way; whoever reads it on losing an animal, finds it. When one reads it apprehending that their food will run short, that food becomes sufficient If one reads it beside a person who is in the throes of death, these are made easy for them. If anyone reads it on a woman experiencing difficulty in child-birth, her delivery becomes easy. ”
10. Read Surah Yaseen in the night for all your sins to be forgiven.
The Prophet (s.a.w) said, ‘Whoever recited Surah Yasin in the night seeking Allah’s pleasure, Allah would forgive him’ [Ibn Hibban, Darimi 3283/A, Abu Yala, Tabarani, Baihaqi & Ibn Mardawaih]
I begin by explaining the meaning of Al-Mualim; Al-Mualim simply means in Arabic The Teacher. The whole point of this blog is to teach the Muslim nation and remind them properly what Islam means.This web site is also for people of various faiths who seek to understand Islam and Muslims.
Dua of the Day:
رَبَّنَآ ءَاتِنَا فِى ٱلدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِى ٱلْأَخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ
And of them there are some (righteous believers) who say:
“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!”
This is a very easy Dua which is basically asking Allah (s.w.t) to give us good in this world and the hereafter. This was one of the Dua's our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) said abundantly.
Hadith Of The Day:
Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-’As: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Knowledge has three categories; anything else is extra; a precise verse, or an established sunnah (practice), or a firm obligatory duty.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood – Book 18 Hadith 2879
This Hadith fits perfectly with the intentions of this site; Acquiring knowledge from the Quran and the Sunna Of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w).
Insha'Allah I will be posting more Hadiths and Dua's in the coming time, Please save this page in your favorites and try and visit it daily.
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