Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
The Prohibition: Al-Tirmidhi #580,
Narrated AbudDarda’ …don’t drink wine for it is the key to every evil.
Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab “When the prohibition of wine (was yet to be) declared, Umar said: O Allah, give us a satisfactory explanation about wine. So the following verse of Surat al-Baqarah revealed; “They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: In them is great sin….” Umar was then called and it was recited to him.
He said: O Allah, give us a satisfactory explanation about wine. Then the following verse of Surat an-Nisa’ was revealed: “O ye who believe! approach not prayers with a mind befogged….” Thereafter the herald of the Apostle of Allah would call when the (congregational) prayer was performed: Beware, one who is drunk should not come to prayer. Umar was again called and it was recited to him. He said: O Allah, give us a satisfactory explanation about wine. This verse was revealed: “Will ye not then abstain?” Umar said: We abstained.
The Noble Qur’an –(Al-Baqarah 2:219 )
They ask you (O Muhammad ) concerning alcoholic drink and gambling. Say: “In them is a great sin, and (some) benefit for men, but the sin of them is greater than their benefit.” And they ask you what they ought to spend. Say: “That which is beyond your needs.” Thus Allâh makes clear to you His Laws in order that you may give thought.
Selling and Buying: Al-Tirmidhi #2776
Narrated Anas ibn Malik “Allah’s Messenger cursed ten people in connection with wine: the wine-presser, the one who has it pressed, the one who drinks it, the one who conveys it, the one to whom it is conveyed, the one who serves it, the one who sells it, the one who benefits from the price paid for it, the one who buys it, and the one for whom it is bought.” Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah transmitted it.
Dying when Addicted: Muslim #4963,
Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar “Allah’s Messenger said: Every intoxicant is Khamr and every intoxicant is forbidden. He who drinks wine in this world and dies while he is addicted to it, not having repented, will not be given a drink in the Hereafter.”
Beat for Drunkedness: Bukhari 3:509,
Narrated ‘Uqba bin Al-Harith “When An-Nuaman or his son was brought in a state of drunkenness, Allah’s Apostle ordered all those who were present in the house to beat him. I was one of those who beat him. We beat him with shoes and palm-leaf stalks.”
Narrated Anas bin Malik “The Prophet beat a drunk with palm-leaf stalks and shoes. And Abu Bakr gave (such a sinner) forty lashes.”
Narrated Abu Salama Abu Huraira said, “A man who drank wine was brought to the Prophet . The Prophet said, ‘Beat him!’ ” Abu Huraira added, “So some of us beat him with our hands, and some with their shoes, and some with their garments (by twisting it) like a lash, and then when we finished, someone said to him, ‘May Allah disgrace you!’ On that the Prophet said, ‘Do not say so, for you are helping Satan to overpower him.’ ” Shaitan’s Use of Intoxicants
The Noble Qur’an – (Al-Ma’idah 5:91)
Shaitân (Satan) wants only to excite enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants (alcoholic drinks) and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allâh and from As-Salât (the prayer). So, will you not then abstain?”
Prayer Not Accepted: Al-Tirmidhi #3643,
narrated Abdullah ibn Umar ; Abdullah ibn Amr Allah’s Messenger said, “If anyone drinks wine Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, but if he repents Allah will forgive him. If he repeats the offence Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, but if he repents Allah will forgive him. If he again repeats the offence Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, but if he repents Allah will forgive him. If he repeats it a fourth time Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, and if he repents Allah will not forgive him, but will give him to drink of the river of the fluid flowing from the inhabitants of Hell.” [Tirmidhi transmitted it, and Nasa'i, Ibn Majah and Darimi transmitted it on the authority of Abdullah ibn Amr.]
Medicine: Abu Dawood,
narrated Tariq ibn Suwayd or Suwayd ibn Tariq Wa’il said: “Tariq ibn Suwayd or Suwayd ibn Tariq asked the Prophet about wine, but he forbade it. He again asked him, but he forbade him. He said to him: Prophet of Allah, it is a medicine. The Prophet said: No it is a disease.”
Umm Salamah, the wife of the Prophet reports that he once said: “Allah has not placed a cure for your diseases in things that He has forbidden for you.” (Reported by Baihaqi; Ibn Hibban considers this hadith to be sound.Bukhari has also related it on the authority of Ibn Mas’ud.)
Abu Dawood; Sahih Bukhari Abu ad-Darda reported that the Prophet said: “Allah has sent down both the malady and its remedy.. For every disease He has created a cure. So seek medical treatment, but never with something the use of which Allah has prohibited.”
Action Items for the Muttaqun:
Do not ingest alcohol
If your husband (or other relative) comes home drunk (please note that you have grounds for divorce in such an example), ask for the Muslim brothers to give him 40 lashes for it.
Don’t be a passive tool of Shaitan by accepting alcoholism in your family or the Muslim community.
They stand there with shorts, so short, excessively short, shorts that so deceptively capture from them all they know of modesty... ...and I proudly pull my scarf over my hair They stand there, face lost in a sea of make-up, make-up that so ruthlessly captures from them all they know of freedom... ...and I proudly pull my scarf over my hair They stand there, hair raining with gels, colors - chemicals that so menacingly capture from them all they know of purity... ...and I proudly pull my scarf over my hair They stand there, so close, so very close to their "lover", devoted to them, the devotion that so mercilessly captures from them all they know of individuality... ...and I proudly pull my scarf over my hair And they stand there, talking of getting new shorts, new gels and colors, new boyfriends, materialistic things that so wrongfully capture from them all they know of God and love... ...and I proudly pull my scarf over my hair For my scarf is my protector, my lover, my devotion, my pureness, my beauty, my remembrance of God, And I proudly pull it over my hair knowing that when I wear it, I so rightfully thrust away all the things that the devil brought about, And when I put it on, I am Free...
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Yet, I knew deep in my heart that it can’t be only way of telling a story, and Islam can’t be the cruel. So I started making more research in at a college level, which helped me somehow get a subjective point of view about Islam, contrary to what my classmate were saying, when they ask me about the reasons I want to learn about that religion? I simply answered them that feeling confused about Christianity and I have not find in it the stability that I am looking for.
Couple years later, I’ve met a young Muslim man online his name was Adil and he seemed to be a good person, walked me through Islam believe and answered almost all my questions about Islam. Two years after that I married him, and we are a happily married Muslim couple now. Some thinks that he influenced my beliefs and others thought that I reverted just because of him, that is what they say, but my I’ll say that “Allah had his way to communicate with heart, mind and soul”, and if god decide to give credit for me and for other person for me to find true answers that I haven’t find anywhere else, who else is better to get them than my husband. After all, who’s better get that and do more good deeds in this life, because I am not looking to live in a small mention in paradise, I want that big castle with the big land, to live happy with my loved husband happily ever after.
To all the other sisters from different religion, don’t get influenced with what you see, read and hear, use your brains and listen to your heart and open your eyes widely; because of Allah is closer to you than you think. Allah said:” you might hate something and it’s good for you”, and Islam is for peace and those people who conducted those attacks and do all the bad things around the world are representing themselves and not a great religion such Islam.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Is because it guards my beauty and keeps me modest.
I never receive evil stares and remarks,
And am respected for not what I look like,
But rather what is in my heart.
Allah is most Merciful to all of His Creation,
And He commanded us women to observe Hijab for pure liberation.
Liberation from all of the things that disease women today,
From anorexia, buleima and low self-esteem,
An obsession with beauty that plagues all,
From old women to teens.
Knowing their only goal in life is to attract and to please.
NO! But Allah did not want this for us,
To live lives so vain and so full of lust.
He (SWT) is sooo merciful to us, yet we are so disobedient,
He guides us to the good, yet we rush towards the evil
Which is why sisters everywhere are dropping Hijab,
Only because of fear, desires and other worldly reasons.
Caving into the pressures of the western society,
Who claim they are oppressed and need to be liberated immediately!
We are not oppressed, we are not abused!
We are NOT inferior and nor are we confused!
No actually they are the oppressed and we are the free.
We are modest women who chose to cover for Allah,
No matter what time we live in,
No matter what new trend or law.
Our Hijab does not change,
Our firm determination does not weaken,
And we will not be affected by the opinions of mere people,
Cause its Allah's Pleasure we're seekin'!
So Sisters, let's stay firm,
And keep up with our Hijab,
We are the most beautiful role models for the Ummah,
As well as for all of mankind.
We are shining pearls,
Enclosed inside our shells,
And we should refuse to reveal our beauty,
If we desire the gardens of Jannah,
And not the severe punishment in Hell.
Sisters, let's say it with up-most sincerity and dedication:
I love Hijab, I love My Lord and I love My deen,
and all thanks are to Him, and only Him, and Most High and Great is He!!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
as lords, instead of GOD. Others deified the Messiah, son
of Mary. They were all commanded to worship only one god.
There is no god except He. Be He glorified, high above having
and the prophets as lords. Would he exhort you to disbelieve
after becoming submitters?
will say to the angels, "Did these people worship you?"
"So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, "Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes."
NO Other Gods [2:133] Had you witnessed Jacob on his death bed; he said to his children, "What will you worship after I die?" They said, "We will worship your god; the god of your fathers Abraham, Ismail, and Isaac; the one god. To Him we are submitters."