Monday, March 4, 2013
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
The Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) Last Sermon
(This sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Dzulhijjah 10 Hijrah in the Uranah Valley of Mount Arafat.)
After praising, and thanking Allah he (pbuh) said:
"O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I don't know whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.
O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your LORD, and that HE will indeed reckon your deeds. ALLAH has forbidden you to take usury (Interest), therefore all interest obligation shall henceforth be waived. Your capital, however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequity.
Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.
O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under ALLAH's trust and with HIS permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.
O People, listen to me in earnest : worship ALLAH, say your five daily prayers (Salaah), fast during the month of Ramadaan, and give your wealth in Zakaat. Perform Hajj if you can afford to.
All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. You know that every Muslim is the brother of every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.
Remember, one day you will appear before ALLAH and answer your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.
O People, no prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefore, O People, and understand my words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Qur'an and my example, the Sunnah and if you follow these you will never go astray.
All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly.
Be my witness oh ALLAH that I have conveyed Your message to Your people."
"LAW KANA BAINANA" by ABDUL RAHMAN MOHAMED
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Surah Al-Imran (3 : 173)
"That is those to whom people said, “The people have gathered against you; so, fear them.” It increased them in Faith and they said, “Allah is fully sufficient for us, and the best One in whom to trust.” " (verse : 173)
(The saying) "Allaah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)" was said by Ibraahiim `alehi wa salaam when he was thrown into the fire; and it was said by Muhammad (salla Allahu `alehi wa salaam) when they (the hypocrites) said, "Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them", but it (only) increased them in Faith and they said "Allaah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)."
(Hadith : Sahih al-Bukhari )
Monday, December 31, 2012
Muraqabah is when a person watches over or takes care of his spiritual heart (or soul) knowing that Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala is watching over us.
Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says,
"...Be assured that Allah knows what is in your hearts. So, fear Him and be assured that Allah is most Forgiving, Forbearing." (Al-Baqarah(2) : 235)
"..And Allah is watchful of every thing" [Al-Ahzab(33) : 52]
"...He is with you wherever you are, and Allah is watchful of whatever you do. (Al-Hadid(57) : 4)
In the hadith of Jibreel alayhis salam when he asked the Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam about ihsan (goodness and excellence), the Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam replied,
"Ihsan is to worship Allah as if you see Him, but since we do not see Him we should know that He sees us at all times."
[Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim]
The meaning of this hadith is the definition of muraqabah. Namely, the endurance of the servant's knowledge and his conviction and certainty that Allah is watching over his internal and external affairs. To have this knowledge and certainty at all times is called muraqabah. It is the fruit of the servant's knowledge that Allah is his Watcher, Over-seeing him, Hearing his utterances, and Observing all of his deeds at all times.
"Drown deep into yourself and find the secret of life"
The Messenger of Allah Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa 'aalihi wa Sallam said:
"Whoever possesses the following three qualities attains the sweetness of faith: To have Allah and His Messenger dearer to him than anything else, to love a person only for the sake of Allah, and to hate to return to kufr after Allah has rescued him from it like he hates to be thrown into fire."
[Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim]
"Those who believe, and whose hearts find peace in the remembrance of Allah: for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find peace. (Al-Rad(13) : 28)