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by Abu Abdillah at 9:24 PM
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why is the 10th of Muharram called the Day of ‘Ashura?

Because it is the tenth day [‘Ashura means tenth in Arabic. ed.], just as the ninth day is called Tasu‘a’

Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him said:
“For fasting the day of ‘Ashura, I hope that Allah will accept it as expiation for the year that went before.” [Muslim]

Ibn ‘Abbas, may Allah be pleased with them both, said:
“I never saw the Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, so keen to fast any day and give it priority over any other than this day, the day of ‘Ashura, and this month, meaning Ramadhan.” [al-Bukhari]

Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas, may Allah be pleased with them both, said:

“When the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, fasted on ‘Ashura and commanded the Muslims to fast as well, they said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, it is a day that is venerated by the Jews and Christians.’ The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said:

‘If I live to see the next year, insha’Allah, we will fast on the ninth day too.’

But it so happened that the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, passed away before the next year came.” [Muslim]

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said concerning the month of Muharram:

The best Sawm after Ramadan, is the Month of Allah: Muharram. Therefore, it is recommendable to fast the whole of Muharram and it is Sunnah (supererogatory act of worship following the example of the Prophet) to fast on the ninth, the tenth and the eleventh of it.

Similarly, it is reported that the Prophet...
by Mabsoot at 11:04 PM
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Assalamu Alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I ask Allah to bless everyone and that you have a great and happy Eid tomorrow!

P.S here is a useful reminder about some good things to do on Eid:
20 Sunnah's to do on Eid


by afrarzk at 2:12 AM
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Day of Arafah: Monday October 14th 2013

Suggested schedule for Arafat:

1. Sleep early the night before to strengthen yourself for the special day.

2. Wake up before Fajr for suhoor.

3. Make wudoo, while consciously remembering that your sins are being washed away till the last drop of water. Pray at least 4 rakahs of qiyam and make duaa for your deen & dunya in your sujood. Cry to Allah, showing Him humility & ask Him to give you tawfeeq on this great day, and thank Him for making you of those who would experience this special occasion.

4. Spend some time (10-15 mins at least) making Istighfar before Fajr, to be like the righteous whom Allah described as "seeking forgiveness before dawn."

5. Repeat after Fajr adhan & make duaa. Pray Fajr. Sit in your prayer place and do your morning adhkar. Make tasbeeh, tahleel, tahmeed, & takbeer. And as the Prophet (s) advised, increase in "la ilaha illallah, wahdahu la shareeka lahu, lahul mulk wa lahul hamd, wa huwa ala kulli shay'in qadeer."

6. 15 minutes after sunrise pray 2 rakahs of shurooq. This all amounts to the reward of a complete Hajj & umrah. So do not waste it!

7. If you're able to stay awake by all means, do so and do not waste a single minute. If you need to sleep, take a nap for an hour with the conscious intention of energizing yourself for the worship of Allah.

8. When you wake up, make wudoo and pray at least 4 rakahs of duha. The recite lots if Quran and make the...
by Mabsoot at 1:41 PM
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Nowadays, a non-Muslim from Europe, for example, who dies and was brought up in a corrupt environment, and Allaah’s Refuge is sought, with no-one conveying the Islamic religion to him, and even if it had reached him, it did so in a form of disarray such that he did not want to enter it, so I don’t know … do such people come under the ruling of those whom the message did not reach [Ahlul-Fatrah] or is there a major difference [between them?]

Al-Albaani: No [there is no difference], such people are like those of the Fatrah whom the call did not reach, they will go through a special process on the arasaat on the Day of Resurrection.

Questioner: What about these people? [The questioner hasn’t understood clearly that the Shaikh was referring to the people the questioner asked about]

Al-Albaani: Who am I speaking to you about? These people are like the Ahlul-Fatrah, they will go through a special process on the arasaat on the Day of Resurrection, so neither a ruling of them being in Paradise or the Fire is given to them here.

Questioner: Does arasaat mean pathways?

Al-Albaani: The arasaat is the place where the people will be gathered.

Questioner: One of them who dies now, who will his right be upon, for example?

Al-Albaani: Who will what?

Questioner: His right will be upon whom, ya’ni, who will be...
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Havent been posting for quite some time, its kinda lengthy but please spare some time insya Allah!


When reading through the books, in particular the biographies and statements of our pious predecessors, one beautiful thing that always amazes me is how important Istighfar (seeking forgiveness) was to our Salaf and how deeply engaged they were in this particular act. Now, these were a people who lived and breathed Islam, whose hearts overflowed with Iman, yaqin (certainty), humbleness, and all good, and they were of tremendous worth in the Sight of Allah. They were the scholars, the righteous and pious, the sincere worshippers of Allah `azza wa jall. They were our best generations whose sins were few and good deeds were many… and yet you’ll find that they never stopped seeking forgiveness. In fact, they’d spend some of their nights weeping and some of their days in sadness; always seeking forgiveness.

Incredibly, in our current times, we’ve come to almost abandon this virtue of constant istighfarand only seem to associate it with the major sins and when we fall into grave matters! But in reality, we shouldn’t seek forgiveness only when we fall into some wrong; rather it should be something that’s continuously present in our daily life regardless of whether we perceive a sin on our part or not. And...
by Mabsoot at 2:05 PM
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Sunan Abi Dawud
General Behavior (Kitab Al-Adab)
(107) Chapter: What to say when going to sleep

Narrated Hafsah, Ummul Mu'minin:

When the Messenger of Allah :saw: wanted to go to sleep, he put his right hand under his cheek and would then say: O Allah, guard me from Thy punishment on the day when Thou raisest up Thy servants. Three times.*

(( Allahumma Qini 'Azabaka Yawma Tab'athoo Ibaadak ))

حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبَانُ، حَدَّثَنَا عَاصِمٌ، عَنْ مَعْبَدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ، عَنْ سَوَاءٍ، عَنْ حَفْصَةَ، زَوْجِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ إِذَا أَرَادَ أَنْ يَرْقُدَ وَضَعَ يَدَهُ الْيُمْنَى تَحْتَ خَدِّهِ ثُمَّ يَقُولُ ‏"‏ اللَّهُمَّ قِنِي عَذَابَكَ يَوْمَ تَبْعَثُ عِبَادَكَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ ثَلاَثَ مِرَارٍ ‏.
صحيح دون قوله ثلاث مرار (الألباني)

*Al-Albani (r) : "Authentic without the saying three times."
The shaikh has compared the whole wording with others and found that the three times wasn't sahih compared to the rest of the statement.
by Mabsoot at 10:23 PM
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'Ubaadah Ibn As-Saamit
A Representative in Allah's Party!

As one of the Ansaar he was mentioned in the Prophet's words "If the Ansaar chose to move in a certain direction, I would follow them. By Allah, if there had been no emigration, I would have chosen to be one of the Ansaar." 'Ubaadah Ibn As-Saamit was not only one of the Ansaar, but also one of their reknown leaders whom the Prophet :saw: chose to represent their people and tribes. When the first An&aar delegation arrived at Makkah to make the oath of allegiance to the Prophet :saw:, 'Ubaadah (May Allah be pleased with him) was one of the 12 believers who pledged allegiance to the Prophet :saw:, embraced Islam, and clasped the Prophet's hand in support and loyalty. In the Second Pledge of Al-'Aqabah, 'Ubaadah was one of the leaders of the 70 men and two women and also one of the representatives of the Ansaar who gave his pledge to the Prophet :saw: during the Hajj season.

Ever since, 'Ubaadah never missed a battle or fell short of a sacrifice, as the arena at that time offered a kaleidoscope of self-sacrifice, valor, courage, and defiance. Since he chose Allah and His Prophet :saw:, he exerted himself to fulfil his obligations towards his religion. Therefore, his loyalty and obedience to Allah and his relationship with his relatives, allies, and enemies were all molded in a way so as to be compatible with the faith and conduct that a Muslim should...
by afrarzk at 8:28 PM
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Assalam alaikum!!

A story about how a sister had her heart soften to Allah, came to grew her Iman and obey Allah.

This is true story …
“Munira, a young Muslim girl from one of the gulf countries. She wanted to share her story with Hijab, she said: « how I adored Tabarroj (displaying beauty to non Mahram), I was following the latest trend fashion of ‘Ibaya (the ones which attracted attention with their colors and shapes).

I considered that the Islamic ‘Ibaya (the loose one which covers the body properly) are just made for the old fashion complicated poor girls! One day, I went out with a group of my friends to the mall. I went out as usual applying a full make up on my face, perfumed and wearing an attractive Ibaya. When a sister saw me in the mall, she came to me and advised me in front of my friends to wear the proper Hijab so that Allah don’t punish me in Akhirah.

Her advice shook my body. But I wanted to make fun of her in front of my friends to make them laugh, so I told her something which I don’t know if I should now regret saying it or should I be glad because I said it. In fact what I said to her led me to Hidya and it was the reason behind turning to my Lord. Do you know what I said to her ?! I told her ironically after I reach the back of my hand in front of her face:”if you kiss my hand I would wear the Islamic Hijab!!”

So, what do you think she did? Do you think she got angry? Or she walked away or she showed...
by Aisya al-Humaira at 5:33 PM
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As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah,

In Surah al-Qasas, the mother of Musa (`alayhisalam) is commanded:
In order for Musa to survive, he had to be thrown into the sea. However, several passages later, Allah `azza wa jall says about Pharaoh (who Musa was being saved from):
Incredible. The sea that was a tool for saving Musa, was the same sea that was a tool for destroying Pharaoh and his army.

In life, we can never truly know what Allah `azza wa jall will use as His Force and Power. His army is hidden among nature, among...
by um muhammad al-mahdi at 1:28 PM
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assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah. This is a story of how Naima Roberts, a famous Muslim woman author came to Islam.
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by Abu Abdillah at 10:28 AM
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Yawm al-Arafat: The day of Arafat

The 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day of Arafat. It is this day when the pilgrims gather on the mountain plain of Arafat, praying and supplicating to their Lord. The day of Arafat holds great importance in Islam since this is the Day when Allâh completed his revelation on His Messenger (SAW).

It is reported in the Sahîhayn (i.e. Sahîh al-Bukharî and Sahîh Muslim), from Umar Ibn al-Khattab (RadiAllahu'Anhu) that a Jewish man said to him:

“O Amîr al-Muminîn (O head of the Muslims)! There is a verse in the Qur’ân, which if was revealed on us, the Jews, we would have taken that day as an Eid (festival). Umar asked: ‘Which verse?’ He said:

“This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed my favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” [Sûrah al-Maidah (5): 3]

Umar (RA) said: ‘We know on which day and in which place was this verse revealed to Allah’s Messenger (SAW). It was when he was standing in Arafat on a Friday.’

Arafat is the day on which Allâh took the covenant from the progeny of Adam (alaihis-salâm), it was reported that Ibn Abbas (radhi Allâhu anhu) narrated: The Messenger of Allâh (sallAllâhu alaihi wa-sallam) related:

“(When Allâh created Adam (AlayhisalaamS) Allah took covenant from him in a place Na’mân on the day of Arafat, then He extracted from him all the descendants who would be born until the end of the world, generation after generation, and spread...
by Mabsoot at 1:47 AM
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David Gustave From Ghetto To Islam. Ghetto "Rude Boy" to Humble Muslim
Dave comes from a tough background. He grew up in the rough streets of South London getting into a lot of fights. But, it was not much of a problem for he was six feet four and sixteen stone!! (around 101 kilos)

He was the son of an Irish Roman Catholic mother and a Carribbean Catholic dad - He was very smart and he won a place at Oxford University, one of the top and most prestigious universities in the world. It was there that David converted to Islam and turned a new chapter in his life.

In this short film, David's friend Barnaby Lankester-Owen narrates and speaks to the man who went from ‘rude boy’ to Muslim.
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by Mabsoot at 11:23 PM
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Islam in Nederland (Netherlands!) Video about Revert Muslim women in Holland.This video focuses on the lives of some Dutch Muslim women and their families. Their life as Muslims in Europe.

MashaAllah, they really love and practise their deen as much as they can. They try their best to make their families be comfortable and understand why they took the decisions that they did to become Muslim and to worship Allah alone. Thanks to sister @Hajar for translation.
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