Demonstrate good character, not weapons: Imam of Ka’ba

By Rehan Ansari,,

Mumbai: “Purpose of man in today’s modern and technologically advanced world is to be supreme by hook or by crook. We have the modern and advance arms, ammunition and technology that can destroy the world in minutes but, ironically, is unable to establish and maintain peace according to the teachings of Islam” Imam-e-Ka’ba, Saud Al Shuraim said while delivering Friday sermon at Peace Conference ground. The Imam of Ka’ba, the place towards which Muslims turn while offering daily prayers, also led thousands of Muslims in Friday Prayer.

Shaikh Saud Al Shuraim delivering the speach before JumaImam of the holiest place, Shaikh Saud Al Shuraim, also called for unity of Muslims and said, “We can be special and different from others through Love, Brotherhood and Justice because Islam has provided the standard for peace and justice which has no parallel in this world.”

Quoting from the History of Islam, Imam of the Grand Mosque, enlightened the followers that the period of Prophet Muhammad PBUH was of war and just war, killing of human was seen as bravery but He PBUH preached love and brotherhood. He also calls all Muslims “To be pious and pray to Allah through it.”

Imam Sahab also said that Universal peace and brotherhood is a prerequisite to spread Islam and he advised Muslims “to demonstrate good moral and character rather than weapons and added “lasting peace can be availed through complete and impartial justice.”

Lastly he explained that internal differences of Muslim Ummah and division in many sects are the basic reasons behind our weakness and asked Muslims to come together according to Islam and spread its message of peace for humanity.

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KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 18, 2010): Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today if democracy does not work for the betterment of a country, an authoritarian system might be the answer.

“Democracy has failed in many countries. They have failed to deliver what they have promised. In the system of election for example, if you are to insist on 100% support to form a government, you will never have a government – that is why we have to be satisfied with a majority government,” Mahathir said.

Speaking to about 300 people at an international forum here on “The Creation of a Global Citizen: Media Liberalisation and New Political Realities”, he highly commended China for having become the world’s number one economy despite authoritarian rule.


Yawm-ul-Jumu’ah” Friday

The sixth day of the Islamic week is Yawm-ul-Jumu’ ah, that is, Friday.

It is a day which has so many values that Allah ta’ala demonstrated in the Qur’aan shareef by naming even a sourah with it’s name and also according to a hadith of Ibne-Maajah, the holy Prophetsaid that Yawm-ul-Jumu’ah is the chief of all the days of the week.

According to hadiths of Muslim, Abu Daawoud and Tirmizi shareef, Nabi-e-kareem  said that there is no other day better than Jumu’ah and that it is on Jumu’ah day that Allah ta’ala created Hazrat Aadam (a.s) the prophet Adam, and also on that day he put him in the jannat (paradise) and still on a Jumu’ah he transferred him on earth and also on Jumu’ah that Hazrat Aadam (a.s) passed away. And there is no doubt that the day of Qiyaamat (the final day/end of this world) will be a Yawm-ul-Jumu’ah, a Friday [see our article on Aashourah ].

And according to hadiths of Bukhaari and Muslim shareef, Rasoulullaah  said that the day of Jumu’ ah, there is one moment that if the Muslims make du’as, it will be accepted. About this particular moment there are 2 versions: the first is the moment when the Imam sit between the two sermons (khutbah) of the namaz-e-jumu’ah, the second is some minutes before the namaz Maghrib. And according to a hadith of Mishkaat shareef, the holy Prophet  said that the one who dies (intiqaal) on the day of Jumu’ah or during the night of Jumu’ah (Thursday night), Allah ta’ala will protect him from the torments of the tomb (qabar). Verily because Jumu’ah is the superior of all the days of the week that Allah ta’ala on this special day spread a “rain” (enormously) of his rahmat (graces) on earth.

According to a hadith of Nasaï shareef, Nabi-e-kareem  said that the one who make the tilaawat (reading) of the sourah al-Kahaf (the cave) during the night or the day of Jumu’ah, Allah ta’ala will grant him light in his life until the following Jumu’ah. Continue reading “Yawm-ul-Jumu’ah” Friday”

Did Hijaab Originate with Islam?

Some people claim that Hijaab (Islamic covering) was introduced after the advent of Islam and that it did not exist in Arabia or outside of it before the call of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

Anyone who reads the Old Testament and the New Testament easily recognizes that the Hijaab was known among the Hebrews since the time of Ibraaheem (Abraham), mayexalt his mention, throughout the eras of their Prophets, until after the advent of Christianity. There is repeated reference to the Hijaab in many books of the Old and New Testaments.
·        The Book of Genesis, [24:64, 65] says: “Rebekah also looked up and saw Isaac. She got down from her camel and asked the servant, “Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?” “He is my master,” the servant answered. So she took her veil and covered herself.”
·        The fifth song of the Songs of Solomon, a woman says: “Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday. Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks of your friends?”
·        The Book of Isaiah [3:16-24] says:
16 The LORD says, “The women of Zion are haughty, walking along with outstretched necks, flirting with their eyes, tripping along with mincing steps, with ornaments jingling on their ankles.
17 Therefore the Lord will bring sores on the heads of the women of Zion; the Lord will make their scalps bald.”
18 In that day the Lord will snatch away their finery: the bangles and headbands and crescent necklaces,
19 The earrings, the bracelets and veils,
20 The head dresses and ankle chains and sashes, the perfume bottles and charms,
21 The signet rings and nose rings,
22 The fine robes and the capes and cloaks, the purses
23 And mirrors, and the linen garments and tiaras and shawls.
24 Instead of fragrance there will be a stench; instead of a sash, a rope; instead of well dressed hair, baldness; instead of fine clothing, sackcloth: instead of beauty, branding.
25 Your men will fall by the sword, your warriors in battle.
·        The Book of Genesis says: “Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father’s house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father’s house and she put her widow’s garments off from her, and covered her with a veil, and wrapped herself…”
·        In the First Epistle to the Corinthians, Paul the Apostle says that the veil honors women. Christian women used to veil their faces when meeting strangers and take it off when they were in their homes wearing mourning clothes.
Therefore, religious scriptures of the Jews and Christians (which preceded the noble Quran) mention the veil and headdresses.
The Romans used to enact laws that forbade women two hundred years before Jesus, may Allaah exalt his mention, not to appear with their adornment on roads. Lex Oppia was a law that forbade women to exaggerate in adornment even inside their houses.
Concerning the pre-Islamic era, the reports of Arab women adhering to Hijaab are just as numerous as reports of women unveiling. In fact, the violation of women’s concealment was the reason behind the second day of the first war of Fijaar. Some young men from Quraysh and Banu Kinaanah saw a beautiful woman from Banu ‘Aamir in the ‘Ukaath Market. They asked her to unveil her face, but she refused. Therefore, one of them humiliated her and she sought help from her people. Pre-Islamic poetry frequently refers to the Hijaab of Arab women.

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“Yawm-ul-Khamees” Thursday

The fifth day of the Islamic week is Yawm-ul-khamees, that is, Thursday.

It is a day which has many virtues as mentioned in hadiths. Nabi-e-kareem  said that to Allah, no other day has so many values as the nights and days of both Thursday and Friday. Rasoulullaah  said that on Mondays and Thursdays, the deeds of human beings (insaan) are raised in front of the Creator and he forgives his creatures (banda) except those who create division in families and among people. Allah ta’ala suspends his forgiveness for this category of people until they stop their bad habits and their bad deeds.

Nabi-e-kareem  had also a preference to travel on Thursdays. When there were expeditions to make, it is always on Thursdays that the Muslims began their travel. Ummul-mu’mineen Hazrat `Aïsha Siddeeqa (r.a) reports that Rasoulullaah   said that if his ummat (people) would not feel difficult, it would have given the order not to begin voyages on Wednesdays but on Thursday instead as he liked it.

Thursday is also a blessed day and especially if there are things significant and specific to ask Allah, do it on that day and it will be insha-Allah accepted. The holy Prophet  explained to the sahabas who wanted to know about the virtues of Thursday, that it is a day favourable for the requests to Allah ta’ala concerning our necessities and that insha-Allah we shall be granted.

Dear brothers and sisters, if you have projects, it is good to begin on a Thursday to obtain success by the virtues of Yawm-ul-khamees. Continue reading ““Yawm-ul-Khamees” Thursday”

Maher Zain – Insha Allah | ماهر زين – ان شاء الله

InsyaAllah by Maher Zain is a song that quite suitable to our soul when we are cornered or in despair. It’s a simple song but if you really understand the lyric, you’ll know that Allah never abandon you in whatever situation you’re in or whatever you do. Ask for His forgiveness and never do the bad deed again. That’s all He ask.
Maher Zain

InsyaAllah – Maher Zain

Everytime you feel like you cannot go on

You feel so lost

That your so alone

All you is see is night

And darkness all around

You feel so helpless

You can`t see which way to go

Don`t despair and never loose hope

Cause Allah is always by your side

Insya Allah 2x

Insya Allah you`ll find your way

Everytime you can make one more mistake

You feel you can`t repent

And that its way too late

Your`re so confused,wrong decisions you have made

Haunt your mind and your heart is full of shame

Don`t despair and never loose hope

Cause Allah is always by your side

Insya Allah 2x

Insya Allah you`ll find your way

Insya Allah 2x

Insya Allah you`ll find your way

Turn to Allah

He`s never far away

Put your trust in Him

Raise your hands and pray

OOO Ya Allah

Guide my steps don`t let me go astray

You`re the only one that showed me the way,

Showed me the way 2x

Insya Allah 2x

Insya Allah we`ll find the way

Women in Islam

In The  name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Forty Hadiths for Women

By Muhammad bin Shaker Ash-Sharif

Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and Peace and Blessings be upon Muhammad, His Apostle, the constant bearer of good tidings and the constant warner to the whole of mankind.

The following is a group of Hadiths concerned with some Islamic regulations for women. I collected and divided into chapters. It includes only forty-three hadiths, simple and easy to memorize. I followed the steps of many previous compilers who collected forty hadiths in various subjects. All hadiths are certain and accurate, i.e. mentioned in Sahih Muslim and/or Al Bukhari or agreed upon by the prominent hadith scholars.

I pray to Allah, the High and Almighty, to accept this modest work from his humble worshipper, forgive all my sins and mistakes, guide my intention, and let me die on good deeds. Amen

Chapter 1 : Woman’s Pray at Home is better than Going to Mosque

Narrated by Ibn ‘Umar: Allah’s Apostle said: “Do not prevent women (wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, etc) from (praying at) mosques. Yet, their prayer at home is better (for them).”

Chapter 2 : Woman’s Freedom to Go out for their Needs

Narreted by Ibn Mas’ud: Allah’s Apostle said: “(Unveiled) woman is a cause of corruption. Once she goes out Satan beautifies her in the eyes of men (to seduce her as well as them). At her home, she is the closest (to the face) of her Lord.”

Chapter 4 : Woman should take the Permission of Her Husband before Going out

Narrated by Ibn Umar: One of the wives of Umar (bin Al-Khattab) used to offer the Fajr and the ‘Isha’ prayer in congregation in the Mosque. She was asked why she had come out for the prayer as she knew that Umar disliked it, and he has great “ghaira” (self-respect). She replied, “What prevents him from stopping me from this act?” The other replied, “The statement of Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h): ‘Do not stop Allah’s women-slave from going to Allah’s Mosques. “

Chapter 5: Prohibition on Women Regarding Putting Perfumes when Going out

Narrated by Abu Mousa Al Ash’ari: Allah’s Apostle said: “If a woman uses perfume and passes the people so that they may get its odour, she is so-and-so, meaning severe remarks. (i.e. about to commit adultery).”

Chapter 6 : Prohibition on Women regarding showing her Charms when Going out

arrated by Fudhalah ibn ‘Ubaid: Allah’s Apostle said: “Three persons are doomed …. Among them a woman whose husband is not present and provides for her; yet she shows her charms to (foreign) men.”

Chapter 7 : Women should not travel without Mahram

Narrated by Ibn ‘Abbas: Allah’s Apostle said: “A woman should not travel except with a Dhu-Mahram (her husband or a man with whom that woman cannot marry at all according to the Islamic Jurisprudence).” A man got up and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I intend to go to such and such an army and my wife wants to perform Hajj.” The Prophet said (to him), “Go along with her (to Hajj).”

Chapter 8 : Women should have their own Entrance to the Mosque

Narrated by Ibn ‘Umar: Allah’s Apostle said: “Should we leave this entrance (at the Mosque, i.e. Al Masjid AL Nabawi ) only for women to enter.” The sub-narrator, Ibn Nafie’ said: “Ibn ‘Umar did not use this entrance (after that) until his death.”

Chapter 9 : Women should not walk in the middle of the street

Narrated by Abi Ausaid Al Ansari: While Allah’s Apostle was going out of the mosque he saw all men and women in the road. He told the women: “You should wait behind. You should not walk in the middle of the road.” The narrator said: “women afterwards used to walk so close to the wall so that their dresses often stick to it.”

Chapter 10 : Women should perform Tawaf without mingling with men

Narrated by Ibn Jarieh said ‘Ata had told him when Ibn Hashim prevented women from performing Tawaf with men: how could he prevent them while the wives of the Prophet performed Tawaf with men?” I (i.e. Ibn Jarieh) said: before or after (the verse of) hijab (was revealed)? He said: “Upon my life, after hijab.” “How could they intermix with men?” I asked. “They didn’t,” he replied. “’Aisha used to perform Tawaf at a dividing space from men; she didn’t intermingle with them.”

Chapter 11 : Men shouldn’t enter freely into private places where foreign women are

Narrated by ‘Uqba bin ‘Amir: Allah’s Apostle said, “Beware of entering homes or rooms in which foreign ladies are.” A man from the Ansar said, “Allah’s Apostle! What about (Al-Hamu) the in-laws of the wife (the brothers of her husband or his nephews etc.)?” The Prophet replied: The in-laws of the wife are death itself.”

Chapter 12 : Women should have their own learning venues

Narrated by Abu Huraira: A group of women came to Allah’s Prophet and said to him: “We cannot attend your majlis (gathering) of men, so, appoint us a day to come to you (alone).” He said: “We will meet at the house of so and so.” He went to them on the specified date and place. Among what he said at that day to the present women was “any woman who rises up three children for the sake of Allah will enter paradise.” One woman said: “And two?” “And two,” the Prophet said.

Chapter 13 : Women should not Carry Funeral

Narrated by Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri :Allah’s Apostle said, When the funeral is ready and the men carry it on their shoulders, if the deceased was righteous he will say, ‘Present me (hurriedly),’ and if he was not righteous, he will say, ‘Woe to (me)! Where are they taking (me)?’ his voice is heard by everything except man and if he heard it he would fall unconscious.”

Chapter 14 : Women should not take off their clothes outside their homes

Narrated by Abu Al Mulaih Al Hathli: Some women from Homs asked for permission to visit ‘Aisha’s and she said: “Perhaps you belong to the place where women enter hot baths (for washing), I heard the Apostle of Allah saying: If a woman puts off her clothes in a place other than her house, she tears the veil between her and Allah.

Chapter 15: Woman should not Describe another woman to her husband

Narrated by ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’oud: The Prophet said, “A woman should not look at or touch another woman to describe her to her husband in such a way as if he were actually looking at her.”

Chapter 16: Women should not speak unnecessarily in the presence of foreign men

Narrated by Abu Huraira : The Prophet said, “The saying ‘Sub Han Allah’ is for men and clapping is for women i.e.” (If something happens during the prayer talking is not allowed, except the men can invite the attention of the Imam by saying “Sub Han Allah (i.e. Glorified be Allah )”, and women, by clapping their hands). Continue reading “Women in Islam”