Every one of my followers will be forgiven except those who expose (openly) their wrongdoings…

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Every one of my followers will be forgiven except those who expose (openly) their wrongdoings. An example of this is that of a man who commits a sin at night which Allah has covered for him, and in the morning, he would say (to people): “I committed such and such sin last night,’ while Allah had kept it a secret. During the night Allah has covered it up but in the morning he tears up the cover provided by Allah Himself.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

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[Brothers- Must Read!] The Ruling Concerning Al-Isbal (Garment below the ankles) in Clothing

The Noble Scholar Muhammad As-Saalih Al-‘Uthaymeen said:If someone lets his Izar (waist wrap) drop lower than his ankles from vanity or haughtiness, then Allaah Almighty will neither look at him on the Day of Judgement, nor speak to him, nor purify him; and for him is a painful punishment. If he does so, but not from haughtiness, then his punishment will be the fire on whatever is below his ankles. This is because the Prophet (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said,”There are three people that Allaah will not speak to on the Day of Judgement, will not look at them, will not purify them; and for them is a painful punishment: one who lets his garment hang below his ankles, the Mannan and the Munffiq who does his business with false oaths.” (Muslim no. 106)And because he (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said,”Whoever drags his garment out of arrogance, Allaah will not look at him on the Day of Judgement.” (Al-Bukhari no. 5784 and Muslim no. 2085)

These address one who drags his garment out of arrogance. As for the one whose objective is not arrogance, in Sahih Al-Bukhari it is recorded that Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him reported that the Prophet (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said:”Whatever is below the ankles is in the fire.” (Al-Bukhari no. 5787)The Prophet (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) did not confine this to arrogance, and it is not correct to do so based on Hadeeth before it because Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri, may Allaah be pleased with him, said that the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said,”The Izar of the believer is at the middle of his shin, and there is no harm — or he said — no sin upon someone if it is anywhere between that and the ankles. What is lower than that is in the Fire. And whoever drags his Izar arrogantly, Allaah will not look at him on the Day of Judgement.” (Abu Dawud no. 4093, Ibn Majah no. 3573, An-Nasa’i 5/490, no 9716 and Al-Mawatta’ 2/914, 915)Because the two actions are different, the punishment for each is different. Whenever the ruling and the reason for that differ, it is not possible to restrict a general ruling, this is because that would lead to a contradiction.As for those who use Abu Bakr’s Hadeeth to argue the contrary, we say that there is no proof in that because of two reasons:1. Abu Bakr, may Allaah be pleased with him, said that one side of his garment would fall down if he didn’t constantly hold it up to make sure it didn’t. In his case, may Allaah be pleased with him, he did not let his garments fall out of arrogance but it would fall even though he was trying to keep it up. We say to those who let their garment hang low, claiming that they do not intend to do so out of arrogance, but still do so on purpose, that by them letting their garments hang below their ankles on purpose even without arrogance, only what is below their ankles will be punished in the Fire. And if they do so out of arrogance, they will be punished with what is worse than that: Allaah will not speak to them on the day of Resurrection, nor look at them, nor purify them, and they will receive a painful punishment.2. The Prophet (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) attested and witnessed to the fact that Abu Bakr, may Allaah be pleased with him, did not do so from haughtiness. Does any of these people have this commendation or witness? Rather the Shaytan has enticed some people to follow texts that are not so clear to them in the Qur’aan and Sunnah, thus making an excuse for their actions. Allaah guides whomever he pleases to the straight path, so we ask Allaah to guide all of us to it.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`UthaymeenFatawa Islamiyah, Vol. 7, Pages 365-367, DARUSSALAM

They Will Be Youthful Without Bodily Hair or Beards

Upon the authority of Abu Hurairah (radhiyallaahu anhu) who said the Messenger of Allah – (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said: “Indeed the people of Jannah will not have bodily hair or beards, and they will have (Natural) Kuhl (I.e. Eyeliner) on their eyes. Their youth will never end and their garments will never wear out“

[Collected by At Tirmidhi (2539) and declared ‘Saheeh’ By Shaykh Albaani in Saheeh At Targheeb]

And if they desire children in Jannah!…

Upon the authority of Abu Sa’eed Al Khudri (Radhiyallaahu ‘Anhu) who said that the Messenger of Allah – (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said: “If the believer desires a child in Jannah, then pregnancy, child birth and the child coming of age occurs in an hour (or in a short period) and the child is just as they desire!

[Source: Collected by Ahmad 11079 and Tirmidhi (2563) and declared ‘Saheeh’ By Shaykh Albaani in ‘Saheeh Sunanit Tirmidhi’ 2077]

The Seas of Jannah

Upon the authority of hakeem Ibn Mu’aawiyah Al Qushairi from his father who said i heard the Messenger of Allah – (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) say:”In Jannah there is an Ocean of Water, an Ocean of Milk, An Ocean of Honey and an Ocean of Wine, then the rivers (of Jannah) emanate from them.”

[Source: Collected by Ibn Hibbaan (2623 – Mawaarid) and Tirmidhi 2574 and declared ‘Hasan’ by Shaykh Albaani in ‘Saheeh At targheeb’ 3722]

Subhaan Allaah- Beautiful Hadeeth: “Is there nothing in the path of Allah but fighting?”

Abu Huraira reported: We were sitting with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, when a young man approached us. When we saw him, we said, “If only this young man had given his youth and effort and strength in the path of Allah!” The Messenger of Allah heard us and he said, “Is there nothing in the path of Allah but fighting? Whoever strives for his parents is in the path of Allah. Whoever strives for his family is in the path of Allah. Whoever strives for himself to be independent is in the path of Allah. Whoever strives to gain many possessions for himself is in the path of Satan.”

Source: Sunan Al-Kubra 16382

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

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]