Very Important!- Hadeeth on the 3 that will be thrown in the hellfire because of wrong intentions!!

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (radiyAllaahu ‘anhu) that Natil Ashami said, “O Shaykh! Relate to us a hadith that you have heard from the messenger of Allaah (صلي الله عليه و سلم ).” Abu Hurayrah (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) said, “I heard the Messenger of Allaah (صلي الله عليه و سلم) say,

‘The first to be judged on the Day of Judgement will be a man who died as a martyr. He shall be brought forth. Allaah will make him recount His blessings (I.e. The blessings which He had bestowed upon him) and he will recount them (and admit having enjoyed them in his life). (Then) Allaah will say: What did you do (to requite these blessings)? He will say I fought for you until I died as a martyr. Allaah will say: You have told a lie. You fought that you might be called “a brave warrior”. And you were called so. (Then) orders will be passed against him, and he will be dragged with his face downward and cast into Hell. Then will be brought forward a man who acquired knowledge, who imparted it (to others) and recited the Qur”an. Allaah will make him recount His blessings (I.e. The blessings which He had bestowed upon him) and he will recount them (and admit having enjoyed them in his life). (Then) Allaah will say: What did you do (to requite these blessings)? He will say: I acquired knowledge and disseminated it and recited the Qur’an seeking your pleasure. Allaah will say: You have told a lie. You acquired knowledge so that you might be called ‘a scholar’ and you recited the Qur’an so that it might be said : “He is a reciter” and such has been said. (Then) orders will be passed against him, and he will be dragged with his face downward and cast into the Fire. Then will be brought a man whom Allaah had made abundantly rich and had granted every kind of wealth, He will be brough, Allaah will make him recount His blessings, he will recount them (and admit having enjoyed them in his lifetime). Allaah will (then) ask: I spent money in every cause in which you wished that it should be spent. Allaah will say: You are lying. You did (so) that it might be said about (You): “He is generous” and so it was said. Then Allaah will pass orders, he will be dragged with his face downward and thrown into Hell.”

Reported by Muslim in his book of Imarah hadith 152.
He was mentioned as ‘Qa’i’l Ashami’ however it is a typing error and the correct name is ‘Natil Ashami’. An-Nawawi said in his explanation of Sahih Muslim (4:568), “He is Natil ibn Qays al-Hazimi Ashami from Palestine. His father was a companion and Natil was the head of his clan.”

[Source: Disciplining the soul , Ibn al-Jawzi , Pages 62-65]

Wives Preventing Polygyny

Source: silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor – the series of guidance and light – tape no. 787

Polygyny : The condition or practice of having more than one wife at one time.

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This is a much needed admonition to the muslimaat upon the sunnah, and may Allaah grant both men and women the akhlaaq (manners) to deal with such situations. shaykh al-albaani (rahimahullaah) says:

“Of course, I believe that that is not allowed for (the woman) (to come between her husband and polygyny) because of two reasons: The first (reason) is that she is hindering (her husband) from the path of Allaah, and other (reason) is that she is opposing the command of her husband. Because you know…that the obedience of a woman to her husband is obligatory the way the matter is with regard to the obedience of an individual from the individual members of a nation toward the Muslim ruler, with an obedience which I don’t say is blind but rather a complete obedience, except what is made an exception in the islamic legislation, which is (obeying someone) in disobedience to Allaah. And from this results islamically legislated rulings which (state) that if the Muslim ruler commands that which is fundamentally allowed, this command becomes obligatory for the one who is commanded with it to carry it out, because it is the command of the ruler. Exactly likewise is the command with respect to the husband with his wife.

So if the husband commands his wife with some command while that command is allowed in the foundation of the islamic legislation and while the woman is able to carry it out, then it is obligatory upon her to obey him. And if she does not obey him, then she has disobeyed Allaah and His Messenger [sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam]. So, concerning that which the woman undertakes of using hindrances that come between her husband and that which he wants to attain from what Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, has allowed, let alone if the allowed (matter) is that which is desirable (and) permissible, then no doubt she will be disobedient twice over. The first time is that which preceded when I mentioned that indeed she is cutting off the path (of Allaah); and the other matter is that she is opposing her husband in a command that she has no right to oppose while she is able (to obey his command) and while he is not commanding or not wanting to do (an act of) disobedience to Allaah.”

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Source : Asaheeha Translations

PS : Webster’s New World Dictionary defines Polygamy as “the practice of having two or more wives or husbands at the same time.” Since Muslim women are not allowed to have two or more husbands at the same time, let’s find a better word: Polygyny. The same dictionary defines polygyny as “a practice of having two or more wives at the same time.” Polyandry (Greek: poly- many, andros- man) refers to a form of marriage in which a woman has two or more husbands at the same time

• Is it Permissible for a Women to Forbid the Evil Upon A Man She Meets in the Street?

Question:

Is it permissible for a woman to forbid the evil upon a man when she is in the street?

هل يجوز للمرأة أن تنكر منكرا على رجل وهي في الطريق?

Answer:

If there are no men found forbidding the evil then she does so, she says “fear Allaah O muslim and leave this off” and she is veiled and modest, because Allaah most high says The believers, men and women, are Auliyaa (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another; they enjoin (on the people) Al-Ma’roof (i.e. Islaamic Monotheism and all that Islaam orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islaam has forbidden. {Soorah (9) Ayah(71)}. So the believing men and believing women both of them enjoin the good and forbid the evil, so if there is no one found forbidding that evil then she forbids it upon him while she is modest and she intends by that, the face of Allah Azza wa Jal , by the permission of Allsah she has enjoined the good and forbade the evil. I fear from some women that they will take from this ayah and other than it and they will go out veiled and give lectures and seminars and mix with the men under the pretext of forbidding the evil! So this is not permissible and they ascend the pulpit in the masjid and forbid the evil! Like how this female devil did in America!!!

Shaykh Rabee` bin Haadee
Translated by Muhammad Elmi
http://­www.rabee.net/­show_fatwa.aspx?­id=94

There Is No Difference Between The Prayer Of The Man & The Woman

Question:

The Messenger sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “Pray as you have seen me praying” And that which is understood from this Hadeeth is that there is no difference between the prayer of the man and the prayer of the woman, not in the standing, the sitting and nor in the prostration. So I have been acting in accordance with that since reaching the age of at-Takleef (burdened/obligated to abide by the Sharee’ah). But we have women in Kenya who quarrel with me and they say that your prayer is not correct because it resembles the man’s prayer. And the examples they mention where the man’s prayer differs from the woman’s prayer are holding the two hands upon the chest and when releasing them both and the keeping of the back level in the bowing position (Rukoo’) and other than that from the issues about which I have conviction. So I would like you to clarify to me is there a difference between the performance of the prayer of the man and the woman?
Answer:

O questioner, my sister for the sake of Allaah, indeed that which is correct is that there is no difference between the man’s prayer and the woman’s prayer. As for what some of the jurists mention from the difference [in the prayer of the man and the woman] then there is no evidence for it. And the hadeeth that you mentioned in the question being the statement of the prophet may the peace and blessings be upon him:
“Pray as you have seen me praying”1

[This Hadeeth]is a fundamental principle which generally includes everybody and the legislations are in generality for men and women except for when there is established proof making it specific. So the Sunnah for the woman is that she prays as the men pray in the rukoo’ (bowing), the prostration (sujood), the recitation, putting the hands upon the chest and other than that. This is what is best, this is how to put them (hands) upon the knees in the rukoo’, this is how to put them upon the ground in prostration either in level with shoulders or in level with the ears, this how you make your back level in the rukoo’ and this what is said in the rukoo’ and the prostration and after the rising from the rukoo’ and rising up from the prostration and between the two prostrations. All of it is just the same as the men acting in accordance to his (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) statement:

“Pray as you have seen me praying” [Reported by al-Bukhaaree in as-Saheeh.]

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1 Reported by al-Bukhaaree in [the book of] al-Adhaan no.595, & ad-Daarimee in [the book of] as-Salaat no.1225.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Noorun ‘alaa ad-Darb – Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat al-Mutanawwi’ah Vol.11.
Translated by Abu ‘Abdillaah al-Kashmiree

http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/877

Considerations a young lady should make when choosing a husband

Question: What are the most important considerations a young lady should make when choosing a husband? If she refuses someone simply for economic or worldly reasons, will that expose her to the punishment of Allaah?

Response: The most important attributes that a woman must look for in selecting a husband are character and piety. Wealth and lineage are secondary considerations. The most important aspect is that the proposed groom be a person of piety and proper behavior. The person of proper behaviour and piety will not do his wife wrong. Either he will keep her in a way that is proper or he will leave her to go free in the best way.

Furthermore, the person of religion and behavior may be a blessing for her and her children. She may learn manners and religion from him. If he does not have those characteristics, she should stay away from him, especially if he is one of those who is lax with respect to performing the prayers or if he is known to drink alcohol, may Allaah save us. As for those who never pray, they are disbelievers. Believing women are not permissible for them nor are they permissible for the believing women. The important point is that the woman should stress character and piety. If he is also of a noble lineage, that is to be preferred. This is due to the Messenger of Allaah’s (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) statement:

«If a person whose religion and character you approve of comes to you, then marry him».

However, if he is also suitable [in other ways, such as economics standing and so forth], that is better.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen | Fataawa al-Mar’ah | Published: 18 October 1999

The woman experiencing Istihaadah prays and has marital relationship – Read More…

The rulings on istihaadah are like the rulings on purity (i.e., when one is not menstruating). There is no difference between a woman who is experiencing istihaadah and a woman who is not menstruating or bleeding, except the following:

1 – She has to do wudoo’ for each prayer, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to Faatimah bint Abi Hubaysh: “Then do wudoo’ for every prayer.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari in the chapter on washing away blood. What that means is that she should not do wudoo’ for a prayer that is to be performed at a particular time until the time for it has begun. If it is a prayer for which there is no particular time, she may do wudoo’ for it when she wants to perform the prayer.

2 – When she wants to do wudoo’, she has to wash away the traces of blood, and put a piece of cotton over her private part to hold back the blood, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to Hamnah: “I suggest you use a piece of cotton, for it will absorb the blood.” She said: It is more than that. He said: “Use a cloth.” She said: It is more than that. He said: “Then tie it tightly around yourself.” Then whatever comes out after that will not matter, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to Faatimah bint Abi Hubaysh: “Do not pray during the days of your menses, then wash yourself and do wudoo’ for every prayer, then pray, even if the blood falls onto the mat.” Narrated by Ahmad and Ibn Maajah.

3 – Intercourse. The scholars differed as to whether it is permissible when one is not concerned about suffering hardship as a result of giving it up. But the correct view is that it is permissible in all cases, because many women, ten or more, experienced istihaadah at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and neither Allaah nor His Messenger forbade them to have intercourse. Rather the words of Allaah – “keep away from women during menses” [al-Baqarah 2:222] – indicate that it is not essential to keep away from them at other times. Also, it is permissible for her to pray, and intercourse is a less serious matter. Drawing an analogy between intercourse with a woman experiencing istihaadah and a woman who is menstruating is not correct, because they are not the same, even in the view of those who think that it is haraam, and analogies are not valid if the two things concerned are different. End quote.

Risaalah fi’l-Dima’ al-Tabee’iyyah li’l-Nisa’ by Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him).

Beautiful!!- Instead ask One who has ordered you to ask Him…

Asking Allaah expresses servitude of a profound nature because in doing so, one displays his need of Him and acknowledges His ability of answering that need. To ask a created object is oppressive because that object is unable to produce good for itself, or repress harm from itself, let alone do so for another!To ask of it is to put something that is unable in the place of One who is able.

The meaning is testified to by the hadith in Sahih Muslim on the authority of Abu Dharr that the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said (Allaah says:), “My servants! If the first and last of you, the man and jinn of you, stood in one plain and asked of Me, and I grant every one his request, it would not decrease what is with Me except as a needle decreases the (volume) of an ocean when dipped in it” (Muslim)

Tirmidhee and others record an additional wording “…and that is because I am Generous, Rich beyond need, Glorious. I do what I wish. My gift is a word and My punishment is a word. When I wish a thing to be, I only say, ‘Be!’ and it is.” (Tirmidhee graded Hasan)

So how can one who is needy and incapable be asked yet the One who is rich and able be left?! This is truely astonishing!

One of the Salaf said, ‘I am ashamed to ask Allaah for anything of this world even though He owns it, so how can I possibly ask someone who does not own it?! ‘ i.e an object of creation.

One of the Salaf came upon difficult times and decided to ask one of his brothers for help. He saw a person in a dream saying,

Is it acceptable for one who is free,

When he finds all he wants with Allaah,

To incline his heart towards the servant?

He awoke to find that he was, amongst people, the most content of heart.

One of the Salaf said, ‘I read the following in one of the heavenly scriptures:

“Allaah, Mighty and Magnificent, says, ‘Is someone other than Me hoped for during adversity?! Adversity is in my hand and I am the Ever-Living, the Self-Sustaining. Someone other than Me is hoped for and his door is knocked on in the early hours?! In My hands are the keys to all treasures and My door is open to whoever invokes Me! Who can say that he placed his hope in Me during hardship yet I cut him off? Who can say that he placed his hope in Me during adversity and I cut short his hope? Who can say that he knocked on My door and I did not open it for him? I am the source of hopes, so how can hopes be severed before Me? Am I a miser such that the servant finds me niggardly? Is not the world, the Hereafter, kindness and grace entirely with Me? What prevents the hopers from placing their hope in Me? Were I to gather the inhabitants of the heavens and earth and grant each and everyone of them what I grant all of them together, and were I to fulfil the hope of each one of them, My dominion would not be decreased an atoms weight! How can a dominion decrease, the sustainer of which is Me? Wretched is the state of those who disobey Me and boldly encroach My proscriptions!” ‘

Allaah loves to be asked and is angry at someone who does not ask Him. He wants His servants to desire Him, to ask Him, to invoke Him and show their need of Him.

He loves those who are earnest and persistent in supplication. Creation generally hates being asked because it is in need and incapable.

Ibn al-Sammak said, ‘Ask not one who will run away from you rather than listen to your request, instead ask One who has ordered you to ask Him.‘

Abu’l- Ataiyyah said,

Allaah is angry if you leave asking Him

The child of Adam is angry when you ask Him

Direct your request to Allaah since

In our Lords blessings do we vacillate.

Yahya ibn Mu’adh would say, ‘O You who is angry at whoever does not ask of You, do not hold back from someone who does ask You!’

Allaah, Most High, requests His servants to ask of Him. Every night He calls out, ‘Is there one asking of Me that I may give im? Is there one invoking Me that I may respond?’ (-Bukhari & Muslim)

Allaah, The Most High says,

وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِى عَنِّى فَإِنِّى قَرِيبٌ‌ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعۡوَةَ ٱلدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ‌ۖ
“If My servant asks you about Me, I am near. I answer the call of the caller when he calls on Me” (2:186)

Regardless of what time the servant supplicates to Him, he will find Him hearing, close and responsive; there will be no screen between the two and no sentry at the door. Were he to ask a created being, quickly would he find barriers erected, doors being closed and he will find it very difficult to reach the person most of the time.

~Ibn Rajab al Hanbali: Nuru’l l-Iqtibas fi Mishkat Wasiyyah al Nabi li’bn ‘Abbaas
The Legacy of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) Eng trans. pg. 76-79