Assalamu Alaikum wa rahamatallahi, may peace & blessings be upon all of you! I have decided to share some of the posts I have posted (& been posting) up on my Google Plus page (you can find me there u...
Assalamu Alaikum wa rahamatallahi, may peace & blessings be upon all of you! I have decided to share some of the posts I have posted (& been posting) up on my Google Plus page (you can find me there under the name 'Yasmeen bint Munir' ). I haven't been on here much, but the least thing I could do is hope to benefit my Muslim brothers & sisters who do still come here. So I hope insha'Allah, these posts will be of benefit to you (& myself first and foremost)
Summary of this lecture: Many times in movies, the film-makers have to include certain elements to make the movie appeal to the audience, such as background music (which is used to create and/or provo...
Summary of this lecture: Many times in movies, the film-makers have to include certain elements to make the movie appeal to the audience, such as background music (which is used to create and/or provoke certain emotions and feelings). Also, movies contain something to tap into the desires of the opposite gender. As the sheikh mentioned, a lot of us think we can get away with it by playing innocent, so when we see a sinful scene, we immediately turn our heads away or say 'astraguallah' . But then when you turn your head back to see if it's over, you see something that you weren't supposed to see. It reminds me of what Sheikh Kamal el Mekki also had mentioned in regards to movies, in that we tend to belittle these evil scenes by thinking it only lasts for a little while while the rest of the movie is good. It's almost like saying a cake will taste good even if there's a little poison in it. It doesn't make sense. The poison ruins the goodness.
So in the end, movies contain more evil...more haram than goodness. It's a money waster...time waster & on the Day of Judgement, you will be held accountable for the money you spent on DVD's or going to the cinema because you're wasting money while also supporting that which is bad.
Masha'Allah, this sheikh is one of my favorites! He doesn't sugar coat anything and gets straight to the point while also making it a bit entertaining. May Allah grant him goodness & reward him for hi...
Masha'Allah, this sheikh is one of my favorites! He doesn't sugar coat anything and gets straight to the point while also making it a bit entertaining. May Allah grant him goodness & reward him for his knowledge, ameen.
Points mentioned throughout the lecture:
- Avoid free-mixing and khulawah (being alone with the opposite gender). Allah says in the Quran, "O you who believe, don't follow the footsteps of Shaytan". So we must be cautious because Shaytan will lead us to haram step-by-step, if we step outside the boundaries of Islam.
- People question why men and women are separated in Islam. Know that the Sharia is made in a way that will protect you physically and will protect your honor. It's also geared towards what will benefit you not that which you think will benefit yourself. Allah knows what is best for us!
- Prophet Muhammed (sallahu alayhi wassalam) said, "Beware of the dunya & beware of women". Notice the connection between the two. This is because Allah has created men to desire women. Women are a fitnah for men. Even if a woman is in full hijab, men will start to imagine...Shaytan will put all sort of things in his head. A woman is awrah from head to toe. When she walks outside of her home, Shaytan follows her. The best way a woman can be closest to Allah is when she's at home. Prophet Muhammed (sallahu alayahi wassalam) did allow women to go the masjid; however, he (sallahu alayhi wassalam) also noted that for a woman- performing prayer at home is better than at the masjid.
- If you don't think you're ready for marriage, then don't worry about it. Try fasting to keep your mind off of it. Now once you're ready for marriage, the question arises- how should I get to know a sister? (This is towards the brothers, but I'm sure it's vice versa for the sisters). The answer- through your female relatives. If you really want to get married, tell your mom, your sister, or your female relatives. Perhaps they know of a good sister or could find you one.
"Now let's say the man goes out to work & the wife goes out to work, who's going to look after the children? We send them nurseries. Do you think a nursery will be able to make up for the child: the c...
"Now let's say the man goes out to work & the wife goes out to work, who's going to look after the children? We send them nurseries. Do you think a nursery will be able to make up for the child: the compassion, the love, the care, the education of his/her mother? Impossible! Allah has endowed women with an ability to understand their children. They understand their sigh, their cries, their smiles. They realize that but men don't have that, so Allah has endowed women with this beautiful gift in order to help them fulfill their duty which is one of the best and most honorable duties that a human being could ever do which is to bring up the future Muslim generation. Who could do that better than the mother? And when the Muslim woman was at home, looking after her children, bringing up her children in the best of ways, we had wonderful generation of Muslims. We had heroes, like Abu Hanifa, As Shafii, Imam Bukhari... because they had great mothers who brought them up in the best ways. Don't belittle your duty when you remain at home & you look after your children. Yes, there are exceptions obviously, like we need Muslim female doctors, Muslim female educators, & in the field of Dawah. But this is a general principle. When women are at home, they protect themselves & when they are able to utilize their time properly, they are able to build themselves & their children. There's nothing wrong with being a doctor, educator, being in the field of dawah as long as they abide by the rulings of al Islam. But unfortunately, we see that most of the women today that are known in the field of dawah or practice certain jobs/duties, transgress the boundaries of Islam in the name of helping Islam. Now this is contradiction that Allah is not pleased with. There is a disease out there, in which we are taught by the enemies of Islam that if women are not at the front line, they aren't doing anything. They say you are staying at home doing nothing. That's not true! Some people are meant to be in the front line, some are meant to be in the second line, & some are meant to be in the back lines. Everyone is important & everyone is doing a wonderful job. But the question is who do you want to get reward or recognition from? If your goal is to get recognition from the people, then you are not doing this for the sake of Allah. But the true believers are waiting for their reward from Allah, even if their names are not mentioned, even if they are working behind the scenes... they are just as important. Everyone wants to be at front line, but if everyone is there, who will take over the second line, etc, etc?
In general, it's best for women to be at home, where she can protect herself & her chastity. Even during times of fitnah and hardship, it's best for the women (& even men) to be at home, so they can work on themselves & their families."- Women's Role in Islam | HUDA TV