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Fear AllahYameen (Oath).

This word is derived from meaning the right hand. This refers to what people used to do when swearing oaths, whereby each person would take the right hand of his companion. And it was said that it is because the right hand is associated with protecting things.

Types of oaths

Oaths are divided into three categories.

1A Unintentional oaths. (Yameen Al-Laghw). These are oaths that are spoken by a person but not meant from the heart and by which he does not mean to swear to something; rather he says it by way of affirmation but not by way of an oath in the sharia sense. For example, a person may say, ” By Allah, you should do this or that” or “No, by Allah” and so on. This definition comes under the heading of oaths used in jokes and arguments when a person does not mean it from the heart. The Mother of the believers Aisha raa said: ” Unintentional oaths are those which are spoken in jest, in disputes, in argument and when a person does not mean what he says from the heart. Another form of unintentional oaths is when someone swears by something he knows is wrong, when a man swears something by Allah, and he is certain that what he is swearing is correct, then he finds out that it was wrong. Imaam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him) said : ” The best that I have heard concerning this is that an unintentional oath is when a man swears to something and is certain that it is so, then he finds out that it is other than that. This is an unintentional oath (Laghw).

1B Ruling on unintentional oaths. The ruling is that no kaffara (expiation) is required for them, because the person did not mean it from the heart. The evidence for that is the Verse in which Allah says :

“Allah will not call you to account for that which is unintentional in your oaths, but He will call you to account for that which your hearts have earned. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Forbearing”. (Quran 2:225)

2A Deliberate Oaths. This is an oath which a person means from the heart, intending it to be binding and committing himself to doing or not doing something. In the Quran Allah says:

“But He will call you to account for that which your hearts have earned. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Forbearing”. (Quran 2:225)

“But He will punish you for your deliberate oaths”. (Quran 5:89)

2B Ruling on deliberate oaths. Allah tells us that the ruling on deliberate oaths is that He will call us to account for them, so they must be fulfilled or expiation must be offered if they are broken.

2C Expiation (Kaffara). The expiation for that is to feed ten poor persons, giving the average kind of food that a man gives to his own family, or to clothe them, or to free a slave. Whoever cannot do that, Must fast for three days.

“But He will punish you for your deliberate oaths, for it`s expiations is feed ten masakeen, on a scale of average of that which you feed your families, or clothe them or manumit a slave. But whosoever cannot afford that, then he should fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths when you have sworn. And protect your oaths. (i.e do not swear to much). Thus Allah  makes clear to you His Ayaat, that you may be grateful”. (Quran 5:89)

3A False Oaths. This is an oath which a person swears by Allah knowing for sure that it is false, so as deprive another of his rights or to consume people`s wealth unlawfully or to avoid paying back a debt. This is one of the most serious of major sins. Allah says:

“And make not your oaths , a means of deception among yourselves, lest a foot slip after being firmly planted, and you may have to taste the evil (punishment in this world) of having hindered men from the path of Allah, and yours will be a great torment. ( Quran 16:94).

“Verily, those who purchase a small gain at the cost of Allah’s Covenant and their oaths, they shall have no portion in the Hereafter (Paradise). Neither will Allah speak to them nor look at them on the Day of Resurrection nor will He purify them, and they shall have a painful torment”. (Quran 3:77)

It was narrated that Abdullah Ibn Masood raa said  that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: ” Whosoever swears falsely when he is asked to do so in order to deprive a Muslim of his property unlawfully, will meet Allah when He is angry with him”. (Bukhari).

It was narrated from Abdullah Ibn Amr that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said : ” The major sins are; associating others with Allah, being disobedient to one`s parents, murder and making false oaths”. (Tirmidhi).

3B Is there any expiation for a false oath? There is no expiation for a false oath except praying for forgiveness and repenting to Allah. If it had to do with the rights of another person, then the one who swore this oath should try to ask for their pardon, and to restore to  people what is rightfully theirs, and ask for their forgiveness for what he did. He should also make a lot of supplication to Allah, asking Him to forgive for his error, for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

4A Unlawful oaths. That is one for which Allah and His Messenger (pbuh) has not given permission to. Allah and His Messenger (pbuh) has given permission for oaths sworn by one of the names or attributes of Allah. Oaths sworn by anything else is something that is not permissable. That is because swearing oaths is an act of worship.

4B Swearing by something other than Allah. Nowadays we see people continually swearing by things other than Allah, such as by the Prophet (pbuh), or by their fathers or mothers, or by their father’s head, children’s lives or by blessings, or by the Quran, or by the Kabah. These things ar not permissable by the sharia, because there are no reports in the Sunnah to indicate that it is permissable to swear by these things. Evidence that is haram in the sunnah is the hadith of Umar raa who said that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said :

” Whoever swears by something other than Allah has committed kufr – Shirk”.

It was narrated by Abu Hurayra raa that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said : “Do not swear by your fathers or mothers or by rivals; do not swear by anything except Allah and do not swear unless you mean it”.

Swearing by Amaanah (honesty) is  very widespread among the common people, but this is something that is not permitted and Islam forbids it. In the hadith of Buraydah ibn Al-Haseeb raa said that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said : ” Whoever swears of amanah is not one of us”.

4C Is there any expiation for swearing by something other than Allah? The expiation of swearing by other than Allah is the expiation for a sin, not the expiation for breaking an oath (Kafarat Yameen). Because the correct view is that an oath sweared by other than Allah is not an oath that is meant in the heart. So no expiation is due if one breaks such an oath. It was narrated by Abu Hurayra raa that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said Whoever swears and says in his oath, “by al-Laat and al- Uzza, let him say : ” La ilaha illallah (There is no God but Allah).

4D Swearing by the Noble Quran. Is the same as the ruling of swearing by Allah or by one of His Attributes or names, because the Quran is one of the attributes of Allah, as it is part of His Speech by the Noble Quran than he has to fulfil his oath, and if he wishes to break it he must offer expiation like the expiation for breaking a deliberate oath.

4E Swearing by the Mushaf. If a person wants to swear by the Mushaf by what it contains of the words of Allah, then this is like swearing by the Quran. But if he wants to swear by the Mushaf itself, the pages covers and so on, which are things made by man, then it is not permissable to swear by it and it is not binding, because that is not permissable to swear by it, and it is not binding, because that is swearing by something other than Allah, which is discussed above.

 

– Extracted from the book – Important Lessons for Muslims.

sunThe sun has it`s times when it is visible. It doesn`t shine all the time. Just like it`s not rainy all the time either. Sometimes when we experience a downfall it could be a way of redirecting us to something better. We can`t see the wisdom behind a decision that Allah makes. But Allah knows everything in the Universe. He has his reasons for making Decisions for us.

Whenever something negative happens in our life, one way to take out the negativity is to think about it in perspective. We injure ourselves but when we look in perspective we are living a healthy life. We get embarrassed about something in front of some people. What difference would it make in five years from now? All forgotten? People backbite us. It is not us they are harming they are harming themselves by giving all their good deeds to us on Judgment Day. The final deal isn`t that bad at all. When we look at the big picture we see what it really means. Not to mention that we are erased for our sins if we experience even a prick of a thorn. Imagine if you are permanently ill, it could lessen your burdens.

When something bad happens in a life also several good things can be around the corner, but we don`t always recognize them. For instance you were applying for a job and they you didn`t get it. Maybe because a better job is around the corner waiting for just you. It could be a house, a job, a spouse, children. We don`t know but Allah knows best.

So instead of being unhappy of the decree of Allah, let’s try to turn this around to be content and better things shall happen in our lives in sha Allah 🙂 To Conclude a quote :

“We all have bad days, but one thing is true, no cloud is so dark that the sun can`t shine through 😉

wudhu erase sinsThere are several hadiths told by our Prophet about the benefits of Wudhu. In a day those who pray all the prayers, does wudhu at least five times a day, if not more. Our Prophet (pbuh) has told us that purifications is half of faith. So we should keep ourself pure and neat at all time. Wudhu also raises our status as well. It can also be the reason why we enter Jannah. And also means of forgiveness for our sins. Let me share a few hadiths with you about the matter 😉

There are a lot of benefits of doing wudhu and keeping wudhu from throughout the day, being at work or at school. Nowadays when I go out I always keep a little bottle with me, in case I have to go to the washroom and use it as a vessel. I have also kept a few vessels at work so that not only I but also other muslims can benefit from keeping themselves clean. So you see it isn`t impossible if you make up your mind that you want to attain more good deeds in sha Allah.

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has said :

“On the day of resurrection, my Ummah will be called al-ghurr al-muhajjaloon because of traces of wudhu, so whoever can increase the area of his radiance, let him do so”. (Abu Dawood)

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has said:

“Whoever performs wudhu properly as enjoined by Allah the Most High, then the five prayers will be an expiation for whatever (of sin) comes in between”. (Sahih Muslim)

Doing wudhu well and with no other motive than to seek blessings from it to read salah, can be a way of you being forgiven your previous sins. It was narrated that Humran, the freed slave said:

“One person performed wudhu well, then he said: I saw the Prophet (pbuh) perform wudhu and doing it well, then he said: Whoever performs wudhu like this, then goes to the masjid, with no motive other than the prayer, his previous sins will be forgiven”. (Sahih Muslim).

As long as big sins are avoided there are a lot of blessings in reading the five prayers from one Jumu`ah to the other Jumu`ah.

It was narrated from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah said: ” The obligatory five prayers, from one Jumu`ah to the other Jumu`ah are an expiation for whatever (sins) come in between, so long as one does not commit any major sins”. (Sahih Muslim).

Doing wudhu well and reading to rakat namaz can be your ticket to Jannah. The Prophet (pbuh) has said:

“There is no muslim who performs wudhu and does it well, then stands and prays to rakah in which his heart is focused on the qiblah, but Paradise will be due to him”. (Sahih Muslim).

In the same hadith it was also mentioned something about what you should read after you have done wudhu and have just stepped out of the washroom that will open the eight gates of Paradise for you. Do you want to know, simply read on 😉 The Prophet (pbuh) has said:

“There is no one amongst you who performs wudhu well and does it completely and says the second kalimah: ” Ashadu An la ilaha Illallah Wa Ashadu Anna Mohammadan Abduho Wa Rasoloh (I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave and Messenger`, but the eight gates of Paradise will be opened to him and he will enter through whichever one he wishes”. (Sahih Muslim)

When one does wudhu, it is extremely important that one washes ones nose thoroughly. The Prophet has said:

“.. When any of you does wudhu, let him put water in his nostrils, then let him blow it out”. (Sahih Muslim).

Though there are other rules of cleaning your nose if you are fasting. Asim bin Laqit bin Sabrah narrated from his father who said:

” O Messenger of Allah! Inform me about wudhu”. So he said: ” Perform wudhu well, and go between the fingers and perform istinshaq (water sniffed up in the nose) extensively except when fasting.” (Sahih, Jami`At-Tirmidhi).

Sins exit with the water of wudhu. Every one of us has sinned one time or the other. If you want to lessen your burden of sins, do wudhu and keep your wudhu throughout the day in sha Allah, at all times and your sins will diminish in sha Allah. The Prophet (pbuh) has said:

” When a muslim performs wudhu and washes his face, every sin that he looked at with his eyes comes out from his face with the water, or with the last drop of the water. When he washes his hands, every sin that he committed with his hands comes out from his hands with the water, or with the last drop of the water. When he washes his feet, every sin to which he walked with his feet comes out from his feet with the water, or with the last drop of the water, until he emerges cleansed of sins”. (Sahih Muslim).

If you do wudhu at times when it is difficult to do so, because of cold or other elements your raise your own status and erase your sins. Abu Hurayra narrated that the Prophet (pbuh) has said:

” Shall I not tell you something by means of which Allah erases sins and raises people in status?`. They said: `Yes, O Messenger of Allah`. He said: “Performing wudhu properly during times of when it is difficult to do so, taking many steps to the masjid, and waiting for prayer after prayer. That is your Ribat (it means guarding the frontier). (Sahih Muslim).

I guess if what the Prophet have said about wudhu matters to you, you would after you have read all these hadiths, go straight to the washroom and do properly wudhu. Not only that, but from the barakat of this holy month of ramadan we are in, why not try to start with new healthy habits like always keeping your wudhu throughout the day, in sha Allah. I`m in, are you? 😀

Our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was promised Jannah, even though he repented to Allah a hundred times a day. If he, as being so pure and with a heart of gold repented, than what are we if we compare ourselves to him. The narration says that Abu Burdah Ra said: “I heard the Prophet (pbuh) say:

“O People, repent to Allah, for I repent to Allah one hundred times a day”. (Sahih Muslim).

Every muslim in this world has done deeds they regret for doing. Every muslim wants Allah to forgive him/her. Every person has their own way of asking forgiveness. Allah forgives people whom ask for forgiveness for a deed and strive to never do that bad deed again.

“When those who believe in Our ayat come to you say “Salamun Alaykum” (peace be upon you) ; your Lord has written mercy for Himself, so that, if any of you does evil in ignorance and thereafter repents and does righteous good deeds, then surely, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful”.

This is my recipe for asking for forgiveness:

  • Keeping your wudhu at all times no matter if you`re at school or work. After you do wudhu and you step out of the toilet, read 2. Kalima, and InshaAllah in the Hereafter you would be able to step into Jannah from any of the eight gates of Jannah that you want to use. With the last drop of the water of wudhu you wash away the sins. Read more here.
  • Read “SubhanAllahi wabihamdihi, SubhanAllah hilAzim” 100 times after every salat when you have time for it. Than all your mistakes will inshaAllah be forgiven. The Prophet (pbuh) has said: There are two words which are light on the tongue, heavy on the scale and beloved to the Most Gracious. It means “How perfect Allah is and I praise Him. How perfect Allah is, The Supreme”. “And whoever says “Subhan Allahi wa bihamdihi” (Glory and praise is to Allah), one hundred times in a day, his sins will be erased, even if they are like the foam of the sea”. (Sahih Muslim)
  • The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has said: “There is some kind of shadow upon my heart, so I ask Allah for forgiveness one hundred times a day.
  • It was narrated from Abu Bakr ra that he said to the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) : “Teach me a supplication that I may say during my prayer”. He (pbuh) said : “Allahumma inni zalamtu nafsi zulman kabira, wa la yaghfirudh-dhunuba illa anta, faghfirli maghfiratan min indika warhamni, innaka antal ghafurur-rahim”. (O Allah, I have wronged myself greatly and no one forgives sins but You, so grant me forgiveness from You and have mercy on me, for You are the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful”. (Muslim, Sahih).
  • Read “Allah humma Innaka affuwon tohibbol afwa faafu anni” 100 times after you have read the salat.
  • Do wudhu thoroughly and well and read 2 nafl of wudhu before the salat, where your mind is focused at Qibla and the meaning of what you are reciting. Then inshaAllah you will enter Jannah in the Hereafter and your past sins will be forgiven.
  • Read Ayatulkursi after every fardh salat, before you talk to anyone, and InshaAllah nothing will come in the way of you entering Jannah in the Hereafter.
  • Read Salat-ul-tasbhi on a friday, Eid day or whenever you have time, but not when it is makroh time ( not after fajr or asr, when the sun is going up or down). It is called the prayer of forgiveness. You can read more here.
  • The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: ” Allah will bring out a man from among my Ummah in the presence of the entire creation on the Day of Resurrection. Ninety nine (99) records of (bad deeds) will be spread out for him and each of these records, will be as far as the eye can see. Allah will then ask him: ” Will you deny any of these? Have my scribes been unjust to you?”.  He will say: “No, My Lord”. Allah will say: “Do you have any excuse?”. He will say: “No, My Lord”. Allah the exalted will then say: ” Yes you have a good deed that We have kept for you, for no unjustice will be done to you today”. A card will then be brought out in which the following  is written: ” I testify that there is no deity worthy of being worshipped except Allah and I testify that Muhammad (pbuh) is the Messenger”. Allah will then tell him: ” See your scale”. He will say: ” My Lord, what is this card? What are these records? “. Allah will say: “You shall not be wronged today”. The records will then be put on the scale and the card will be put on another. The card will then outweigh the records, for nothing can outweigh Allah`s Name. (Jami`At-Tirmidhi).
  • Read SayyidalAstagfar twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening before you go to bed. If you die that day or night, you will in sha Allah go to Jannah because you have read it. Read more here.
  • A hadith: It was narrated from Abu Hurayra Ra that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: ” Whoever says: ” La ilaha Illallahu wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahulmulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa huwa alaa kulli shay`in qadir” (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah with no partner or associate, His is the dominion, to Him is praise and He has Power over all things), 100 times in a day, it will be the equivalent of his freeing  one hundred slaves, and one hundred good deeds will be recorded for him, and one hundred bad deeds will be erased for him, and it will be a protection for him against the shaitan all day until evening comes, and no one will do anything better than what he has done except one who does more than that. (Sahih Muslim).

These are simple steps that erases sins even if they are many.  Remember that Allah can erase any sins as long as we strive to not do it again.  Pray for the whole of Ummah in your supplications, inshaAllah, ameen. This is how I pray whenever I have extra time to spend. Try to make good habits that last for a long time instead of reading 100 nafl one day and miss the prayers for the preceding 5 days because you got tired of reading the nafl prayers.

Even if we do the sin again, we should do astaghfar and do our best to ask Allah for forgiveness every time we fall short. There is not a person that doesn`t sin. But the muslims Allah likes the most are those whom ask a lot for forgiveness to Allah after they sin and try to avoid doing it again. May Allah make us of those whom always ask Him for forgiveness and makes us His pious worshippers. Ameen summa ameen.

Our Prophet (pbuh) has said that one should read the prayer of forgiveness to ask forgiveness for our sins. If one can read it one time in a day one should read it, if not then one time a week, if not then one time a month, if not then one time a year, if not then one time a lifetime. If you have read salat-ul-tasbhi twice, than the since you have done in between these two prayers are in sha Allah erased. May Allah forgive us our sins in sha Allah, ameen.

It is very beneficial to read this salat-ul-tasbhi on fridays and on Eid-day or in ramadan. Read it whenever you have time and in sha Allah your sins will vanish. Think about the fact that every good deed you do in ramadan, you get 70 times more blessings written for it. So why not read it now that we have the chance in sha Allah 😉 One more thing, don`t read the salat in a makroh time, because it is a nawafil, so don’t read it after fajr or asr or when the sun is going up or going down in sha Allah).

The supplications you ask after you have read this prayer is in sha Allah bound to be answered. So remember the whole Ummah in your prayers, in sha Allah 🙂

This is how you read the salat-ul-tasbhi:

  1. Make the intention of reading salat-ul-tasbhi 4 rakah.
  2. After you have read “subhanakallah homa wabihamdika” to “ghairok”, read ” Subhanhallahi walhamdolillahi vala-ilaha ilallahå valla-o-Akbar”. Read this 15 times before you read  surah fatiha (Alhamdsharif ) and then read one surah from the Quran (i.e. surah ikhlas).
  3. When you do rokou after you have read “suhbana rabbi yal azeem” read :” Subhanhallahi walhamdolillahi vala-ilaha ilallahå valla-o-akbar” 10 times in that position.
  4. When you stand up to read “samiulla huliman hamida rabbana lakalhamd ”  read 10 times ” Subhanhallahi walhamdolillahi vala-ilaha ilallahå valla-o-akbar”.
  5. When you go in sujood after you have read “subhana rabbi yal Aala” read this 1o times :” Subhanhallahi walhamdolillahi vala-ilaha ilallahå valla-o-akbar”.
  6. When you sit between the two sujood, read this 1o times :” Subhanhallahi walhamdolillahi vala-ilaha ilallahå valla-o-akbar”.
  7. When you go in sujood for the second time after you have read ” subhana rabbi yal Aala ” read this 1o times: “Subhanhallahi walhamdolillahi vala-ilaha ilallahå valla-o-akbar”.
  8. When you sit after the second sujood (before you stand up for the second rakah) , read this 1o times :” Subhanhallahi walhamdolillahi vala-ilaha ilallahå valla-o-akbar”.

You are supposed to repeat this instruction for every rakah. You are supposed to read this tasbhi “subhanhallahi walhamdolillahi..” 75 times in one rakah. In 4 rakah you read this tasbhi 300 times.

May Allah forgive us our sins, and purify us in this blessed month of Ramadan. And let us make it a habit to read it every friday and on every Eid day in sha Allah, ameen summa ameen.

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My Prayer..

“O Allah, place light in my heart, and on my tongue light, and in my ears light and in my sight light, and above me light, and below me light, and to my right light, and to my left light, and before me light and behind me light. Place in my soul light. Magnify for me light, and amplify for me light. Make for me light and make me a light. O Allah, grant me light, and place light in my nerves, and in my body light and in my blood light and in my hair light and in my skin light.” Ameen

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Surah 105 Al Fil

Let not man be intoxicated with power, Or material resourses, They cannot defeat. The purpose of Allah. So Abrahah Ashram Found to his cost. His sacrilegious attack On the holy Fane of Allah brought about His own undoing:what seemed but frail Destroyed his mighty hosts in a day!

The foolproof tip of the day for everyone else!

USE YOUR OWN VOICE TO RAISE YOUR OPINION!

Nasiyat..

(",) My Mum always says that
you should marry someone
who loves you more than you
love him, because that man
would never ever make you cry
or be the reason that your
sheding tears. He would do
anything to always keep you
happy and satisfied (",)

Poetry

(“,) Your heart is mine and mine is yours, and so it`s been since I`ve known love`s true meaning itself, holding each others hand we stand together beneath the lovely sky, gazing towards the same destiny, just U and I (“,)

Naat/hamd-Quote of the moment :)

Saari duniya ke liye dard
se mahmor hain jo..
Ik faqat Rehmat-e-aalam
hi ka seena dekha..

Ye sab tumhara
karam hain Aka
ke baat ab tak
bani hoyi hain..

Ehsas dein toofik dein..
Phir jazbaen Siddiq dein..

Kya ye zarra likhein
Shaan Unki, jin pe
bejhein Salaam
khud Khudai..

Quote of the moment :)

Though we might sometimes
have to struggle through thick
or thin,We will receive each
other’s support to be there to
win..And we will blossom like
this through eternity..
InshaAllah
Ameen summa ameen

Når du er forent med en
du elsker, er det ingenting
du ikke klarer :)

Gode ord skaper tillit.
Gode tanker skaper
Inderlighet. God
giverglede skaper
kjærlighet:)

Mood :)

Content.