A Common complaint and a  Unique way Out

If you’ve ever felt this way, then the following words are for you.
Imam Ibnu Taymiyyah was asked,

“What is the cure for a person who has been gripped with illness? A person who is in the clasp of destruction? What does a person do if he has been overcome by laziness? How can I be a person who is assisted by Allah? What is the solution for a person who has been defeated by confusion, for whenever he tries turning to Allah his desires prevent him and whenever he seeks to be productive, failure haunts him?”
The Imam responded,

“His cure is to turn to Allah and continue pleading with Him in Du’aah by learning the Du’aah of the Prophet (PBUH) and to carefully choose the times when Du’aah is answered, like the last part of the night, and between the call for prayer and Iqaama, and during prostration, and after prayer.”

“He should add to this Istighfaar (asking Allah for forgiveness), for a person who does this and is subsequently forgiven, Allah will give him a life of enjoyment until an appointed time”

“Let him also adopt a portion of remembrances in the morning and evening and before falling asleep, and let him patiently resist the matters that prevent and distract him from doing this, for it will only be a matter of time before Allah will start sending him assistance from Him and will write ‘iman within his heart”

“Let him also ensure that all of his obligations are complete, including the five daily prayers, both inwardly and outwardly, for prayer is the pillar of Deen”

“Let him also make the majority of his speech the words of ‘Laa howla wa laa quwwata illa billaah al-‘Ali al-‘Adheem’ (‘There is no strength or might except in Allah, The Most High, The Most Great’), for through this statement, one will be able to bear the heaviest of burdens and tackle all horrors and attain the best of circumstances”

“Let him never tire of making Du’aah and requests from Allah, for one’s Du’aah will be answered so long as he doesn’t hurry his Lord by saying ‘I made Du’aah, but it wasn’t answered'”

“Let him know that victory is with patience and relief is with grief and with difficulty is ease”

“And there isn’t any human being who can attain any form of goodness, whether he is a prophet or someone less than that, except via patience.

And all praise is due to Allah.”
(From the book, ‘Mukhtasar Al-Fataawal Misriyya’)

Courtesy: Daily fawaaid

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​Wiping the Face with the Hands After Du’a has no basis

Q: Some callers to Allah (Exalted be He) told us that a Muslim should not wipe over his face after making Dua' (supplication), because this is a form of Bidah (innovation in religion), as they say. Kindly give us the legal opinion in this regard.

A: First, the slave’s calling upon his Lord and asking Him for his needs is valid and encouraged, and raising the hands while performing Du`a’ (supplication) to beseech Allah (Exalted be He) and turn to Him, is an established act of worship.

Concerning wiping over the face after making Dua', there is Hadith which is classed as Daif (weak) and is related by Ibn Majah from the narration of Salih ibn Hassan Al-Nadry on the authority of Muhammad ibn Kab Al-Qurazhy from IbnAbbas (may Allah be pleased with them) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, When you supplicate Allah, do so with the palms of your hands, not with their backs. After you have finished, wipe your face therewith.

This Hadith is Daif due to the weakness of Salih ibn Hassan. He was classified as a weak narrator by Ahmad, Ibn Main, Abu Hatim, and Al-Daraqutny. Al-Bukhari said that his narrated Hadith are rejected, and the same was said by Abu Nu`aym Al-Asbahany who said that his (Salih’s) Hadith are rejected and he is Matruk (a narrator whose Hadith transmission was discarded due to unreliability). Ibn Hibban said: He used to listen to songs and singers and also used to narrate fabricated Hadith while falsely ascribing them to trustworthy narrators. It is also said by Ibn Al-Jawzy concerning this Hadith, it is unauthentic because of the presence of Salih ibn Hassan.

There is another Hadith in this regard related by Al-Tirmidhy in his Sunan: Abu Musa Muhammad ibn Al-Muthanna and Ibrahim ibn Yaqub and others said: We were told by Hammad ibnIsa Al-Juhany on the authority of Hanzhalah ibn Abu Sufyan Al-Jumahy from Salim ibn Abdullah from his father, fromUmar ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) that he said: 

Whenever Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) raised his hands for supplication, he would not lower them until he had passed them over his face. Muhammad ibn Al-Muthanna said in the Hadith he narrated: “He did not put them back down until he had wiped them over his face.”

Abu Isa said: This is a Sahih Gharib (a Hadith with a single narrator usually at the beginning of the chain of narration) Hadith which has only one narration by Hammad ibnIsa and he is the only narrator of it although his narrations are few. Hanzhalah ibn Abu Sufyan is a Thiqah (trustworthy) narrator, as judged by Yahya ibn Said Al-Qattan. However, the Hadith has in its Sanad (chain of narrators) Hammad ibnIsa who is a weak narrator as well as being the only narrator of the Hadith as mentioned by Al-Tirmidhy in his Sunan.

As Dua' is a prescribedIbadah (worship), and there is no authentic evidence from the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him), whether in his actions to support that; rather, only Daif narrations, it is preferable to abandon that act in favor of the authentic Hadith in which there is no mention of wiping over the face after finishing Dua’.
Second, the basic rule concerning acts of worship is that they are Tawqifiy (bound by a religious text and not amenable to personal opinion), and Allah (Exalted be He) is only to be worshipped in the manner that He ordained.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.
The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

LETS WEEP TOGETHER! 

PERHAPS WE REMEMBER THIS BEFORE WE DISOBEY ALLAAH.

…THE DISBELIEVERS…

What is the Food of the people of hell fire?

Indeed the tree of zaqqum is food for the sinful, like murky oil, it boils within the bellies like the boiling of scalding water.
What about their drink ?

Those who abide eternally in the fire and are given to drink scalding water that will sever their intestines (Qur’aan 47:15).
Their clothes ?

There are two adversaries who have disputed over their Lord, But those who disbelieved will have cut out for them garments of fire, Poured upon their heads will be scalding water (Quráan 22:19).

By which is melted that within their bellies and their skins (verse 20).

And for (striking) them are maces of iron (verse 21).
While they are striking them, they will try to run away;

Allaah said :

Every time they want to get out of the hellfire from anguish, they will be returned to it and [it will be said to them], *”Taste the punishment of the burning fire!”
CAN YOU IMAGINE?

THEIR CLOTHES MADE OF FIRE AND THEIR FOOD, DRINK, BED AND SHEETS ARE MADE OF FIRE, EVERYTHING AROUND THEM IS MADE OF FIRE.
And they will cry out therein:

Our Lord, remove us; we will do righteousness other than what we were doing.
Allaah will reply them:

But did we not grant you life enough for whoever would remember therein to remember, and the Warner had come to you?

So taste [the punishment], for there is not for the wrongdoers any helper – (Quráan 35:37).
LETS NOT EVEN TALK ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE IN HELL FIRE, RATHER LETS TALK ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE MADE TO STAND BEFORE THE FIRE WHO ONLY TAKE A GLANCE AT IT.
Allaah said:

“If you could but see when they are made to stand before the fire…”
NOTE: THEY HAVE STILL NOT ENTERED, THEY ARE ONLY STANDING BEFORE IT… BUT HEAR WHAT THEIR WISHES:
Continuation of the verse above;

“If you could but see when they are made to stand before the fire and will say : Oh, would that we could be returned to life on earth and not deny the signs of our Lord and be among the believers”- (Quráan 6:27).
MY BROTHERS , MAY ALLAAH PROTECT US FROM HELL FIRE.
In another verse Allaah told us, they will say:

“Our Lord, remove us from it (hell), and if we were to return [to evil], we would indeeed be wrongdoers. “(Qur’aan 23:107).

And Allaah will say;

“Remain Despised therein and do not speak to me- (Qur’aan 23:108).

They will wish another wish from the Warden of Hell, the Angel Malik;

“And they will call, “O Malik, let your Lord put an end to us!”

he will say, ” Indeed, you will remain, We had certainly brought you the truth, but most of you, to the truth were averse – (Qur’aan 43:78).

And those in the fire will say to the keepers of Hell “Supplicate to your Lord to Lighten for us a day from the punishment.”- (Qur’aan 40:49).

They (the keepers of Hell) will say “Did there not come to you your messengers with clear proofs?, They (the inmates of hell fire) will say “Yes.”

The keepers of Hell will reply, “Then Supplicate [yourselves], but the supplication of the disbelievers is not except in error.”(Qur’aan 40:50).
CAN YOU SEE THAT AFTER PROLONGED SUFFERING, WHAT THEY LONG FOR IS JUST A DAY BREAK AT LEAST… EVEN AT THAT THEY WILL NOT BE GRANTED. SUBHANALLAAH!

Now listen to their fourth wish, which they will neither ask from the angels nor from Allaah.

They will look at the people of paradise and ask them for the fourth wish..

The Qur’aan says:

” And the companions of the Hell fire will call out to the companions of paradise; Pour upon us some water or from whatever Allaah has provided you.”

They will say , “Indeed, Allaah has forbidden them both to the disbelievers.” (Qur’aan 7:50).
ALLAAH WILL FORBID THIS FOOD AND DRINK FOR THE DISBELIEVERS.
We ask Allaah for As-salaamah and Al ‘Aafiyah.
*** From The Works of Nayef Al sahafi and Mansur Al salimi

*** Translated by silent deeds

*** Transcribed and Edited by ibn-Ishaaq As-salafiy

​The Worship of your Lord

Those who worshiped Allaah only in Ramadhaan should know that Ramadhaan is over but the worship of your Lord is still binding upon you.
Those who worshiped Allaah only in the season of Hajj should know that Hajj is over but the worship of your Lord is still binding upon you.
Those who worshiped Allaah only on Fridays should know that Friday is over but the worship of your Lord is still binding upon you.
Those who worshiped Allaah only in the day should know that the day is over but the worship of your Lord in the night is still binding upon you. 
Those who worshiped Allaah only in the night should know that the night is over but the worship of your Lord for the next day is still binding upon you.
Allaah تعالى did not limit is worship only for the day, or for the night, or for a particular day of the week, or for a particular month, or for a particular season.
Allaah تعالى says at the end of Surah al-Hajj:
‏﴿وجاهدوا في الله حق جهاده﴾‏
❝{And strive hard in Allaah’s Cause as you ought to strive (with sincerity and with all your efforts)}❞

📚 [Surah al-Hajj (22): 78]
This is the last Aayah of Surah al-Hajj and it can be a proof that one should continue to strive harder in Allaah’s cause even after the Hajj is over.
Rather, we are to worship Allaah till death overtakes us, as Allaah تعالى says at the end of Surah al-Hijr:
‏﴿وَاعْبُدْ رَبَّكَ حَتَّىٰ يَأْتِيَكَ الْيَقِينُ﴾‏
❝{And worship your Lord until there comes unto you the certainty (i.e. death).}❞ 

📚 [Surah al-Hijr  (15):99 ]

Courtesy: creed of As-Salaf As-Salih

​-Tomorrow is the day of ‘Arafah

Try to fast except if you are on hajj 
Fasting on this day is an expiation for two years. 
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah. He said, “It expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year.” [Muslim] 
Repent and do a lot of istighfaar. 

It is the day of forgiveness of sins, freedom from the Fire and pride in the people who are there: 
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There is no day on which Allaah frees more people from the Fire than the Day of ‘Arafah. He comes close and expresses His pride to the angels, saying, ‘What do these people want?’” [Muslim]
Do a lot of adhkaar and Supplications

The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “The best of supplication is supplication of the day of Arafat, and the best of what I and the Prophets before me said is: Laa ilaaha illa Allah wahdahu, laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer (There is no god but Allah alone, with no partner or associate; His is the Dominion, to Him be praise, and He has power over all things).”
May Allaah grant us all the benefits of this day.