فضل القران و عظمة الرسول

  

A sure way to be free from nifaaq

  

He bought paradise for just one dirham…

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ذكر ابن حجر رحمه الله في كتابة فتح الباري قصة عن أبي داود , أبو داود هو العالم الذي صنف كتاباً في الحديث ضمن كتاباً فيه من الأحاديث ما يزيد على خمسة الآف حديث وهو الذي يقال أخرجه أبو داود أو رواه أبو داود , ابن حجر رحمه الله قال صحت عنه فيذكر رحمه الله فيقول كان أبو داود في سفينة من السفن فلما تحركت هذه السفينة إذا برجل على الشاطئ يعطس فحمد الله ورفع صوته بالحمد فماذا صنع أبو داود استأجر قارباً من قوارب هذه السفينة بدرهم من أجل أن يأتي إلى هذا الرجل الذي عطس ليشمته فانتقل بهذا القارب وشمته ثم رجع فقيل له لماذا صنعت كل هذا فقال رحمه الله لعله مجاب الدعوة إذا قلت (يرحمك الله) قال (يهديكم الله ويصلح بالكم) ربما يكون مجاب الدعوة فيقول نام مَنْ في السفينة فلما رقدوا إذا بمنادٍ ينادي يقول (إن أبا داود اشترى الجنة من الله بدرهم ) .ابن حجر الفتح 17/440

In short. Ibn Hajar alasqaalani رحمة الله عليه narrates in his book fathul Bari:

Once the imam Abu Dawud was on a boat and he heard some one from far on a smaller boat sneeze and say الحمد لله. So imam Abu Dawud rented a boat to go all the way to the man and say يرحمك الله. When he returned the people asked why he did that? He replied perhaps his dua يهديكم الله ويصلح بالكم would be one that is answered.

That night when the people of the boat slept they heard a caller proclaim:

إن أبا داود اشترى الجنة من الله بدرهم

Indeed! Abu Dawud has bought paradise from Allah for one dirham.

‪#‎behindthescenes‬

Even worship has a purpose


The great scholar al-izz abdus salaam said رحمة الله عليه

مقصود العبادات كلها التقرب إلى الله عز وجل

“The purpose of all acts of worship is to draw close to The Almighty Allah”

What can be understood from this quote:

This means we gain knowledge not for the sake of knowledge but to grow close to the all knowing

We don’t fight for the sake of fighting. But we fight to remove that and those who prevent from drawing close to Allah

These Ayaat seem to contradict?

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فَوَرَبِّكَ لَنَسْأَلَنَّهُمْ أَجْمَعِين

[Shakir 15:92]
So, by your Lord, We would most certainly question them all,

فَيَوْمَئِذٍ لَا يُسْأَلُ عَنْ ذَنْبِهِ إِنْسٌ وَلَا جَانٌّ

[Shakir 55:39] So on that day neither man nor jinni shall be asked about his sin

Obviously not, because the Qur’an is perfect

أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ ۚ وَلَوْ كَانَ مِنْ عِنْدِ غَيْرِ اللَّهِ لَوَجَدُوا فِيهِ اخْتِلَافًا كَثِيرًا

[Shakir 4:82] Do they not then meditate on the Quran? And if it were from any other than Allah, they would have found in it many a discrepancy.

There is a few explanations of the above Ayat

Firstly there is two types of questions in Arabic

The first is:

استعلام
Which is to ask a question in in order to gain information and Allah already knows what was, is, will be, and would be even if it has not happened.

The second is

توبيخ
Which is to chastise the questioner. While having knowledge of what they have done.

And and there are other explanations, but I found this interesting

الله أعلام

‪#‎Quranisperfect‬

Guided Through the Quran بالقرآن اهتديت للشيخ فهد الكندري

Must watch ما شاء الله

Smoothies for Suhoor (with Dates)

 

Smoothies for Suhoor (with Dates)

1. Best dates to use for smoothies are Medjool, de pitted and sliced
2. Soak dates in milk/water for few hours before use
3. Substitute yogurt and milk interchangeably if desired.
4. Skim milk/ Low fat blends better
5. Add oat bran, almonds, flaxseeds(linseed) etc for a healthier and energising kick
6. Freezing the fruit before blending will provide a creamier texture

Vanilla-Date Breakfast Smoothie
• 1 cup yogurt
• 1 cup milk
• 4-7 dates soaked in the milk overnight
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 cups ice cubes- optional
Blend. 2-3 Glasses

Simple Banana Oat bran smoothie
• 1 ½ cup milk,
• 1 Tb oat bran,
• 1 Banana,
• 4 dates soaked in the milk overnight
• Vanilla to taste – optional
Blend. 2 Glasses

Banana – Date Smoothie
• 250 ml plain yogurt
• 120 ml milk,
• 120 ml dates, fresh, pitted and chopped and soaked overnight in the Milk
• 2 bananas, sliced
• 8 ice cubes – optional
Blend. 2 -3 glasses

Strawberry Smoothie with Dates
• ½ cup strawberries
• ¼ cup almonds, soaked
• 3 dates, pitted and soaked
• 1 cup Water or Milk
Blend, 2 Glasses

Spiced Banana Date Smoothie
• 1 cup Milk
• 4 Medjool or other dates, pitted, chopped and soaked overnight in the milk
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
• 1/8 teaspoon ginger
• 1/8 teaspoon cloves
• 1/8 teaspoon Chile Powder*
• 1/16 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper*
• 3/4 cup sliced ripe banana
• 3/4 cup Ice – Optional
Blend. 2 Glasses

Dates Cornflakes Smoothie Recipe
• Milk – 1 cup
• Dates – 4 soaked overnight in milk
• Cornflakes – 2 tbsp
• Honey – 1 tsp (optional)
• Crushed ice – from a cube
Blend. 2 cups
Sum Interesting smoothie recipes

Common mistakes in Ramadhan:

1. Drinking “vimto” on a daily basis

– Why: It contains high amounts of sugar, additives and colarants
– Solution: If you have to, drink it twice a week maximum

2. Drinking large amounts of water at iftaar time

– Why: Filling the stomach with water is more strenuous to it than with food.
– Solution: have a few sips at iftaar then a glass after every two hours.

3. Exercising directly after iftaar.

– Why: the body’s blood flow is concentrated around the stomach at that time.
– Solution: Exercise after two hours of eating to ease digestion.

4. Chewing and swallowing food fast.

– Why: chewing food slowly can speed up digestion and help maintain your weight

5. Having dessert directly after iftaar

– Why: they make you drowsy and sleepy
– Solution: leave at least a two hour gap between iftaar and dessert to stay fresh and awake for ishaa and taraweeh prayers

6. Consuming foods with high amounts of sodium

– Why: Sodium triggers thirst through out the fasting hours of the day
– Solution: instead, eat foods that are high in potassium, they retain water and supress your thirst.

# Bananas are high in potassium. A banana at Suhoor time can control your thirst level through out the day.

# Best sources of potassium for Suhoor time:
– bananas
– milk
– dates
– avocados
– dried peaches
– pistachios
– pumpkin
– peas
– dark chocolate

# Worst choices for Suhoor:
– biriani
– kebab
– pizza
– fast food in general
– cheese

# Best choices for Suhoor:
– potato
– rice
– dates
– whole grain bread
– banana

# Drinking lots of water at suhoor is important, but not as much as drinking it through out your non-fasting hours.

# Drink a glass of water every two hours from iftaar time till imsaak

Losing A Loved One Poem

Yusuf bin yahya Albowayti رحمة الله عليه

Many of us know of the tribulations that Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal رحمة الله عليه suffered during the trials of the creation of the Quran fiasco.

But their was a great imam by the name of يوسف بن يحي البويطي Yusuf bin yahya Albowayti that some maybe unaware of.

He was a major student of imam shafi’ رحمة الله عليه in fact he was given the position of leading his halaqat of ilm by the imam directly before passing away and this caused others to fall prey to shaytan’s arrows of envy, consequently leading some to make charges against him and report him to the rulers.

Eventually he was taken to Baghdad shackled with iron chains and trialled. But he maintained the Quran was the word of Allah and not a creation of Allah. Being of only four ulema who stood their ground.

Eventually his firmness lead him to incarceration and it his here I wish to translate something particularly moving about his legacy رحمة الله عليه.

Imam subki رحمة الله عليه narrates in his tabaqaat ash-shaafiyyah:

كان البويطى وهو فى الحبس يغتسل كل جمعة ويتطيب ويغسل ثيابه ثم يخرج إلى باب السجن إذا سمع النداء فيرده السجان ويقول ارجع رحمك الله فيقول البويطى اللهم إنى أجبت داعيك فمنعونى

Albowayti while in prison would perform ghusl every Friday and fragrance himself and wash his thobe. Then he would make his way to the door of the prison, after hearing the call to pray. At this, the prison guards would returns him saying ‘go back May Allah have mercy on you’. And Albowayti would say, ‘o Allah, verily I answered your call but they have prohibited me’

As events where to lead he رحمة الله عليه passed away in prison. But his legacy remains with us and his books are still invaluable to the fuqaaha and usooliyeen of al-Islam.

May Allah shower his mercy upon him رحمة الله عليه .

One of the shaykh’s book

Just thinking out loud…

One can not have a proper understanding of the deen without proficiency of the Arabic language. If someone was to respond, 
“Abu Jahil had a better grasp of the language than you and I”. This is true and one cannot deny it, yet Abu Jahil knew the Quran to be miraculous but refused to submit to it.

It is a fallacy that intelligence leads to “correctness”,
rather submission to His (Allah’s) commands is what leads to guidance. A perfect example is that of Iblees, arguably
“intelligent” it was his refusal to obeying Allah’s commands which lead to his misguidance.

 

 

 

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