Hadeeth on Salaat – Pray your optional Prayers O Muslims!!

Pray your optional Prayers O Muslims

The Prophet salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said:

The first thing to be taken account of from the deeds of the slave of the Day of Judgement will be the Salat. If it is satisfactory, he will be successful and pass; and if it is not so, he will fail and lose, and if something is deficient in his obligatory prayers, the Lord will say:
انظروا هل لعبدي من تطوع

‘Check if my slave has an optional Salat to his credit.’

The deficiency will be made good from that. After that, the rest of this deeds will be examined in a similiar way.”

[Reported by Tirmidhi and others as authentic]

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Subhaan Allaah- Three Categories of People on the Day of Resurrection

Tafseer Ibn Kathir : 56. Al-Waqi’ah

(7. And you (all) will be in three groups. )

(8. So those on the right — how (fortunate) will be those on the right!)

(9. And those on the left — how (unfortunate) will be those on the left!)

(10. And those foremost will be foremost.)

Allah’s statement,

(And you (all) will be in three groups.) This means that people will be divided into three categories on the Day of Resurrection.

  1. Some will on the right of Allah’s Throne, and they are those who were brought forth from `Adam’s right side. This category will be given their Books of Records in their right hand and will be taken to the right side. As-Suddi explained that they will comprise the majority of the residents of Paradise.
  2. Another category is those who will be placed to the left of Allah’s Throne, and they are those who were brought forth from `Adam’s left side. This category will be given their Books of Records in their left hands and will be taken to the left side. They are the residents of the Fire, may Allah save us from their actions.
  3. A third category is comprised of those who are the foremost and nearest before Allah. They are in a better grade and status and nearer to Allah than those on the right side. They are the chiefs of those on the right side, because they include the Messengers, Prophets, true believers and martyrs. They are fewer than those on the right side;

so Allah said,

(So those on the right — how will be those on the right! And those on the left — how will be those on the left! And those foremost will be foremost.) Allah divides people into these three groups upon their death, as indicated by the end of this Surah. Allah mentioned them in His statement as well,

(Then We gave the Book as inheritance to such of Our servants whom We chose. Then of them are some who wrong themselves, and of them are some who follow a middle course, and of them are some who are, by Allah’s leave, foremost in good deeds.)(35:32) Muhammad bin Ka`b, Abu Hazrah Ya`qub bin Mujahid said that,

(And those foremost will be foremost.) is about the Prophets, peace be upon them, while As-Suddi said that they are the residents of the utmost highs (Ahl Al-`Illiyyin, in Paradise). The meaning of foremost is that they were foremost in performing the acts of righteousness just as Allah commanded them,

(And march forth in the way to forgiveness from your Lord, and for Paradise as wide as the heavens and the earth.)(3:133) and,

(Race with one another in hastening towards forgiveness from your Lord, and Paradise the width whereof is as the width of the heaven and the earth.)(57:21) Therefore, those who rush to obey Allah in this life and are foremost in performing acts of righteousness, will be among the foremost believers honored in the Hereafter. Verily, the reward is according to the kind of deed, and as one does, so he is judged. So Allah said:

(These will be the nearest (to Allah). In the Gardens of Delight.)

Source : Quran : Tafsir Ibn Kathir : Surah List : Surah No.56 : Three Categories of People on the Day of Resurrection

Very Beneficial- Must Read || Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen – The acts of Disobedience are the path to kufr (disbelief)

Al-Imaam Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy upon him) stated: “The Shaytaan wants that the children of Aadam stray with a far straying and not a near straying (one that’s close to the truth). Allaah stated: “And the Shaytaan wants to lead them far astray.” However we are not to think that the Shaytaan commands (the people) with (going) far astray from the onset. Rather (he does it) in stages. So he commands with Fisq (corruption) and the lesser acts of disobedience. Then (he commands with) the major sins. Then (he commands with) the disbelief (in Allaah). We ask Allaah to protect us. Based upon this the Ulamaa have said: The acts of disobedience are the Bareed (path) to al-Kufr…The scholars have mentioned that the acts of disobedience are the path to al-Kufr and the Shaytaan takes the person in stages, step by step until the point he destroys him.” (Tafseer Soorah an-Nisaa V. 1 Pg. 475-476)

”WHAT HAS AFFLICTED YOU WAS NOT TO MISS YOU AND WHAT HAS MISSED YOU WAS NOT TO AFFLICT YOU…”!

It is reported in Musnad Ahmad and Sunan Abi Dawud on the authority of Ibn Ad-Dailami that he said:

I went to Ubai bin Ka’b (رضي الله عنه) and I said to him “There is something within me (doubt) -regarding Al-Qadar. Please narrate to me something that perhaps by it Allah would take it (doubt) from my heart.” He said, “Even if you spend gold equal to the weight of Uhud mountain, Allah will not accept it until you believe in Qadar. And know that what has afflicted you was not to miss you and what has missed you was not to afflict you and if you die believing something other than this, then you are one of the people of Hell-fire.” I then went to Abdullah bin Mas’ud, and Hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman and Zaid bin Thabit (رضي الله عنهم) and they all reported something similar from the Prophet صلي الله عليه وسلم to me.

The above quoted Hadith is Sahih. Al-Hakim reported it in his collection Sahih.

Source: Kitab At-Tauhid, THE BOOK OF MONOTHEISM. CHAPTER NO: 60, (Page: 171-173). By Sheikh-ul-Islam Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhab rahimahullah

Forgiving & pardoning the one who has oppressed you hoping for the reward from Allaah

Shaykh Abdul-Azeez Aal us-Shaykh hafidhahullah

Question:

Which is better and which will receive a greater reward, that the Muslim forgives and pardons the one who oppresses him hoping for the Reward from Allaah, or that he leaves the problem unresolved because he will take from his good deeds on the day of judgement?

Answer:

No, the origin is to pardon. Allaah Ta ‘Ala says, “And verily whoever shows patience and forgives that will truly be the things recommended by Allaah.” (Qur’an: 42: 43) And as it comes in the narration, “There is no one who is oppressed and forgives his oppressor except that Allaah will increase him in might and strength.” So, you forgive him in this life Allaah will raise you in levels and degrees, and give you success. But, if you don’t forgive him then you have to go to the dispute on the day of judgement. And you could be compensated with something insignificant or small. But, to pardon in this worldly life while you have the ability to do otherwise this is a more beneficial action for you on the day that you meet Allaah Subhana wa Ta ‘Ala.

Translation source: Masjid Tawheed Wa Sunnah of Durham, North Carolina: http://mtws.posthaven.com/

Taken from: salaf-us-saalih.com

MUST READ!! – SUBHAAN ALLAAH- “IF WE HAD SENT DOWN THIS QUR’AN ONTO A MOUNTAIN, YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN IT HUMBLED…

Allaah, Most High says,

“If we had sent down this Qur’an onto a mountain, you would have seen it humbled, crushing to pieces out of fear of Allaah…” [Al-Hashr:21]

Abu ‘Imran al-Jawni said, By Allaah, our Lord has directed such things to us in the Qur’an, which, were He to have directed to the mountains would have humbled and obliterated them.

Malik ibn Dinar, may Allaah have mercy on him, would recite this verse and say, ‘I swear to you, no servant believes in this Qur’an except that It causes his heart to burst.’ [Suyuti, al-Durr, vol. 14, pg.396]

Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali said regarding this verse, You, son of Adam, have a greater duty to yield to the remembrance of Allaah, and to what He has burdened you with of His Book and given you of His laws (than the mountains) since you will be judged and then find your final abode in Paradise or Hell.

[Book: The Humility in Prayer | Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali | Pages 34-36]

How Does One Behave Toward a Relative Who Does Not Pray?

Question:

I have a brother-in-law who rarely prays. I live with my husband’s family and [ the female members of] his family sit with him even if the Imam is praying. What should I do? I am not one of his relatives (mahram). Is there any sin upon me since I do not have the ability to advise him?

Answer:

If he does not pray, then he is deserving to be boycotted. You should not greet him nor should you respond to his greeting, until he repents. This is because not praying is a greater form of kufr [that takes one out of the fold of Islam]. This is true even if a person does not deny that it is obligatory. This is according to the most correct opinion among the scholars. The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi-wasallam) said,

“The covenant that is between us and them [the disbelievers] is the prayer. Whoever abandons it has committed blasphemy.” This was recorded by Ahmed and the compilers of the Sunan with a sound chain.

The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi-wasallam) said, “Between a man and disbelief and polytheism is the abandoning of the prayer.” This is recorded by Imam Muslim in his sahih.

However, if a person denies the obligation of the prayers, then he is a disbeliever according to the consensus of the scholars.

Therefore, it is obligatory upon his family to advise him and to boycott him if he does not repent. It is obligatory to take his matter to the ruler for him to be asked to repent. If he repents,[that is accepted from him]. If he does not repent, he is to be killed. This is because Allah has said in the Qur’an,

“But if they repent and offer prayer perfectly and give zakat, then leave their way free.” (at-Tauba: 5)

Also, the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi-wasallam) said,

“I have been prohibited from killing those who pray.” [1]

These evidences show that one who does not pray is not to have his “way left free” and there is no prohibition against killing him if he is taken to the authorities and he does not repent. And Allah is the One who provides guidance.

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[1]. Recorded by Abu Dawud. Some of the narrators in the chain are unknown. However, due to supporting evidence, al-Albani has called this hadith sahih.See Muhammed Nasir al-Din al-Albani,Sahih Sunan Abu Dawud (Riyadh: Maktaba al-Tarbiyah al-Arabi li-Daul al-Khaleej,1989), vol. 3 p. 931. He discusses it in some detail, although without mentioning that it is recorded by Abu Dawud, in Muhammed Nasir al-Din al-Albani,Silsilat al-Ahadith al-Sahiha (Riyadh: Maktaba al-Maarif,1991), Vol. 5, p. 493

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz

Islamic Fatawa Regarding Women – Darussalam Pg.34-36