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Gifts for moroccan orphanage!
Asalamu alaykum,
I am travelling to morocco at the end of  april and plan on taking gifs to the childrens orphanage there in sha Allah, there is 2 ways you can help:
1) donate gifts
2)donate money towards gifts

The gifts need to be new or perfect condition, we are looking for Islamically suitable in accordence to the Quran and sunnah and arabic items:
– Arabic language  childrens books /activity books /colouring etc
-colouring pencils/pens (packs only)
– dolls / teddies
– games
– attahs (for the older kids) new only
– anything else please message for more info

If you wish to purchase the items your self a few good sites are; http://www.littlemaysoor.com
http://www.ibraheemtoyhouse.com
Maryam teddies
(And contact me for delivery address.)

Alternativly you can donate via paypal;
striving_sisters@hotmail.com
Ref: Orphanage
We have until 20 APRIL 2016!!!!!! PLEASE SHARE

BarakAllahu feekum

Aisha umm Shakeel

Email: striving_sisters@hotmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/striving.sisters.sadaqah.projects/

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The Reality of Jannah

Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

Al-Jannah is not merely a name for the trees, the fruits, the food, the drink, the women of paradise, the rivers and palaces. Most of the people make a mistake regarding the name of Al-Jannah. Indeed Al-Jannah is the name for the abode of unrestricted complete bliss. And from the greatest of the bliss in Al-Jannah is the enjoyment of looking at the Noble Face of Allah and hearing His speech. Also is the delight of the eye by being near to Him and by way of His being pleased. There’s no comparison of the pleasure in it from the food, the drink, the clothing and the images (therein) to this pleasure (of seeing the Noble face of Allah and being near to Him). 

Source: Madaarij as-Saalikeen 2/80

Disinterest with this World

Posted: December 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

https://www.spreaker.com/user/masjidrahmah/poem-about-disinterest-with-this-world?autoplay=1

Shaykh Fawzaan Said: “Knowledge Without Memorization Will Not Stay”

Three poems to help us
    
– Al-Mandhumah Al-Haa’iyyah – Arabic Text

Nooniyah al-Qahtaaniyy

-Laamiyyah of Ibn Taymiyyah
                                                     
Find them here
https://m.soundcloud.com/salafievents/sets/islamic-poems

Islamic Poems

Posted: November 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

Following the Messenger -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- Shaykh al Albaani

By Shaykh ul –Islaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah as-Salafi -Rahimullaah-
From his book  ‘Madarij as-Salikeen’
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

Shaykh ul –Islaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah as-Salafi -Rahimullaah- said:

‘Allaah’s slave cannot implement ‘You (Alone) we worship’ except with two great principles.

One of which is following the Messenger –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam.

The second is Ikhlaas (sincerity) for the One worshipped.

This is then implementing ‘You (Alone) we worship’

The people are divided into four categories in relation to these two principles.

The first of which is the people who have Ikhlaas for the One worshipped and for following the Messenger –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam. They are, in reality, the people of ‘You (Alone) we worship’

So all their actions are for Allaah, their sayings are for Allaah, their giving and their prohibiting are for Allaah, their loving is for Allaah and their hating is for Allaah.  Their apparent dealings and hidden dealings are for Allaah’s Face Alone.

They do not want reward from the people for this or thanks, nor do they desire position with them, nor do they request praise or status in their hearts or escape from their criticisms.

Rather they hold the people at the same status as those who are in graves. They do not possess any harm or benefit for them, neither life or death, nor the Day of Resurrection.

So, action done for the sake of the people, desiring refuge and status among them and hoping for harm and benefit from them, never emanates from the one who knows the people, but rather itemanates from the one who is ignorant of their affairs and one who is ignorant of his Lord.

The one who knows the people places them according to their status.  So whoever knows Allaah, then he makes his actions and sayings sincerely for Allaah, he obeys Him and prohibits for Him,loves for Him and hates for Him.

A person does not deal with any thing from the creation, to the exclusion of Allaah, except due to his ignorance of Allaah and his ignorance of the creation.  Otherwise, if he knew Allaah and knew the people, he would prefer his dealing with Allaah to his dealing with the people.

Likewise, all his actions and worship should be in agreement with the command of Allaah and with what Allaah loves and is pleased with.

These are the only actions which Allaah accepts from the one who performs them.

Due to this, He tries His worshippers with life and death.

Allaah –Ta’ala – said:

Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed.  [Mulk: 2]

He made whatever is on the earth as beautification for it so He could test which of them is the best in action.

Fudayl bin ‘Aayaad said: ‘A good action is one that is sincere and correct.’

They said: ‘O Abu ‘Alee which one is sincere and correct?’

He answered: ‘If the action is sincere but is not correct, then it will not be accepted and if it is correct but not sincere it will not be accepted, until it is sincere and correct.’

Khaalis (sincere) is that which is for Allaah.

Sawaab (correct) is that which is according to the Sunnah.

This is what is mentioned in the saying of Allaah –Ta’ala-:

So whoever hopes for the Meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord.’   [Khaf: 110]

And in His saying:

And who can be better in religion than one who submits his face (himself) to Allaah (i.e. follows Allaah’s Religion of Islaamic Monotheism); and he is a good-doer.  [Nisa: 125]

So Allaah does not accept actions except those that are sincerely for His Face, following His command. Anything other than these are rejected and returned to the one who performs them– even though he is in a great need of their being accepted – them being scattered in all directions.

In the Saheeh, from the hadeeth of ‘Aeysha, on the authority of the Prophet –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam–: ‘Every action which we have not commanded then it is rejected.’

Every action without a precedent does not increase the one performing it except in distance from Allaah.

Indeed Allaah –Ta’ala – is surely worshipped according to His commands and not by opinions and desires.

The second category is the one who neither has Ikhlaas nor does he follow.  His action is then not in accordance with the Sharia’ nor is it sincerely for the one worshipped, such as actions which are beautified for the people, those who show off hypocritically by other than what Allaah and His Messenger legislated.

These people are the most evil of creation, they are the most hated to Allaah –Azza wa Jal.  They have a greater share in the saying of Allaah:

Think not that those who rejoice in what they have done (or brought about), and love to be praised for what they have not done,- think not you that they are rescued from the torment, and for them is a painful torment.

[aal-Imraan:188]

They rejoice in what they have been given of Bida’, misguidance andShirk and they love being praised for falsely following the Sunnah and Ikhlaas.

There are many of this type – from those who ascribe themselves to knowledge, poverty and worship – from those who deviated away from the Sirat al-Mustaqeem (straight way).

Indeed they perform Bida’ and misguidance, they show off – boasting about their actions, loving to be praised for that which they have not done of Ittiba (following the Messenger), Ikhlaas (sincerity) and Ilm (knowledge). They are the people who have Allaah’s Anger upon them and are the people of misguidance.

The third category is he who is sincere in his actions, however he is not upon path of following the command, just like the ignorant worshippers and those who ascribe themselves to paths of Zuhudand poverty.

Everyone who worships Allaah without following Allaah’s command, believing that his act of worship is a form of drawing closer to Allaah, then his condition is like this.  Such as the one who thinks that listening to whistling and the clapping of hands is a form of drawing closer to Allaah or that being in isolation – which necessitates leaving the Jummah prayer and the congregational prayer – is a form of drawing closer to Allaah.

Or the one who thinks that continuous fasting, day and night, is a form of drawing closer to Allaah or fasting the day which all the people refrain from fasting is a form of drawing closer to Allaah or other similar examples.

The fourth category is when his actions follow Allaah’s command, but they are for other than Allaah, such as obedience to those who hypocritically show off or like a man who fights to show off, or fanatically or for bravery or performs Hajj so it can be said that he performs Hajj or reads Qur’aan so it can be said that he recites Qur’aan.

Outwardly, the actions of these people are righteous actions which have been commanded, however they are not righteous and so they will not be accepted.

And they were commanded not, but that they should worship Allaah, and worship none but Him Alone (abstaining from ascribing partners to Him), and perform prayer and give the Zakaat: and that is the right religion [al-Bayyinah: 5]

So everyone has been ordered not to worship other than Allaah except by what He has commanded, having Ikhlaas for Him in worship and these are the people of

‘You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything) ’

Taken from ‘Madarij as-Salikeen’ Volume 1, p.104-106

Understanding Islaam : Shaykh ibn al-‘Uthaymeen

Sharh Usoolul-Eemaan (pp.4-7)
Al-Istiqaamah magazine , Issue No.1 – Dhul-Hijjah 1416H / May 1996

The Shaykh said in Sharh Usoolul-Eemaan (pp.4-7):

[1] The deen (religion) of Islaam: It is the way of life that Allaah sent the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam with. By it, Allaah terminated the validity of all other religions, perfected this religion for His worshippers, completed His favour upon them and has chosen only this religion for them – no other religion will be accepted by Him from anyone. Allaah – the Most High – said:

“Muhammad is not the father of any man amongst you. Rather he is the Messenger of Allaah and the khaatim (last and final) of the Prophets.” [Soorah al-Ahzaab 33:40].

“This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islaam as your religion.” [Soorah al-Maa’idah 5:3].

“Indeed the religion with Allaah is Islaam.” [Soorah Aal-‘Imraan 3:19].

“Whosoever seeks a religion other than Islaam, never will it be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.” [Soorah Aal-‘Imraan 3:85].

And Allaah – the Most High – obligated all of mankind to take Islaam as their religion. So Allaah said, whilst addressing His Messenger sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam:

“Say: O Mankind! Indeed I have been sent to you all as the Messenger of Allaah; to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. None has the right to be worshipped except Him; it is He who gives life and cause death. So believe in Allaah and His Messenger – the Prophet who can neither read nor write – who believes in Allaah and His Words. So follow the Messenger of Allaah so that you may be rightly-guided.” [Soorah al-A’raaf 7:158].

And in Saheeh Muslim (1/93), from Abu Hurayrah radiallaahu ‘anhu that Allaah’s Messenger sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “By Him in whose Hand is the life of Muhammad! There is no one from this nation, be he a Jew or a Christian, who hears of me and dies whilst not having eemaan (faith) in what I have been sent with, except that he will be one of the companions of the Hellfire.”

And eemaan (faith) in the Prophet implies: affirming that which he was sent with, along with acceptance of it and submission to it. Without these two matters, mere affirmation is not sufficient. This is why even though Abu Taalib (the Prophet’s uncle) affirmed what was sent to the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and that Islaam was the best of religions, yet he did not accept his message nor submit to it; and thus he did not have eemaan in the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

[2] The religion of Islaam contains all that was beneficial from the previous religions. It is suitable for implementation in any age, any where and by any nation. Allaah – the Most High – said, whilst addressing His Messenger sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam:

“And We have sent down to you the Book in truth, confirming the Scripture that came before it, testifying to the truth contained therein whilst exposing the falsehood that has been added therein.” [Soorah al-Maa’idah 5:48].

That Islaam is suitable for implementation in any age, any where and by any nation does not mean that it becomes submissive to nations – being altered and changed by them – as some people falsely think. But rather it means that whenever it is truly adhered to then it brings benefit and goodness to that nation, as well as reforming and correcting it – in whatever age or place.

[3] The religion of Islaam is the religion of truth. It is the way of life that Allaah – the Most High – guaranteed His help and victory to those who truly adhere to it, and that He would make it dominant over all other religions. Allaah – the Most High – said:

“It is He who has sent His Messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, that it may prevail over all other religions, even if the pagans detest it.” [Soorah at-Tawbah 9:33].

And Allaah – the Most High – said:

“Allaah has promised to those amongst you who truly have eemaan (true faith and belief) and act in obedience to Allaah and His Messenger, that He will grant them ruler ship upon the earth, just as He granted it to those before them, and that He will establish their Religion for them and grant them the authority to practice their Religion which He chose and ordered them with. And He will certainly change their situation to one of security, after their fear. Providing that they worship and obey Me, not associating anything else in worship with Me. Then, whoever rejects this favour by disobedience to their Lord – then they are the rebellious transgressors.” [Soorah an-Noor 24:55].

[4] The religion of Islaam is a complete religion comprising both ‘aqeedah (beliefs) and sharee’ah (laws).

It commands them with tawheed (to single out Allaah alone for worship) and prohibits them from shirk (associating partners with Allaah, in that which is particular to Him).
It commands them with being truthful and prohibits them from lying.
It commands them with ‘adl (justice) and prohibits them from injustice and oppression.
It commands them with fulfilling trusts and prohibits them from acting treacherously.
It commands them keeping promises and prohibits them from breaking them.
It commands them with kindness and good treatment of parents and prohibits them from disobedience to them in that which is not sinful.
It commands them with joining the ties of relations and prohibits them from severing them.
It commands them with good treatment of neighbours and prohibits the causing of harm to them.
In short, Islaam orders alls that is good, from manners and morals, and prohibits all that is evil from it. Likewise, it orders all actions which are righteous and good and prohibits all actions that are evil and harmful. Allaah – the Most High – said:

“Indeed Allaah enjoins upon you justice, kindness and the giving of good to relatives and near ones. And He prohibits you from all shameful and evil deeds, oppression and transgression. Thus He admonishes you, that you may take heed and be reminded.” [Soorah an-Nahl 16:90].