Friday, 30 January 2009

I've recieved an award, Yey!!

I'm in shock! lol, I have been given an award for the coolest blog from Inspired Muslimah aka New Muslim Revert, and Empress Anisa
, masha'Allaah both beautiful sisters and really enjoy reading their blogs. Jazakillaahu khairan! Was totally not expecting this, I feel very touched and honoured, sob sob!!!

I would like to pass this award on to the following blogs:



Empress Anisa

Inspired Muslimah


Revert Muslimah

Umm Saaliha


Masha'Allaah I always find something interesting/unique and beneficial on these sisters blogs.

I've been tagged! 'Favourite things'

Masha'Allaah I've been tagged by Inspired Muslimah, Jazakillaahu khairan sis.

NOTE: You have to add one additional "favorite" thing to the end of the list when you answer.

Favorite color: Lilac

Favorite perfume (guys):

Favorite perfume (girls): Curious - Britney Spears

Favorite pj brand: As long as they look good and comfortable, I don't mind

Favorite clothes brand in general: Republic, warehouse

Favorite person in the entire world: Have more than one - my mum, kids, zawj, friends etc....

Favorite country: Only country visited outside UK, was the US -Florida, and loved it!

Favorite car: Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Favorite sport: Tennis

Favorite sport player: Don't have one

Favorite spot in America:

Favorite animal: cheetah - Masha'Allaah the speed and agility Allaah has given to this animal is amazing.

Favorite movie: Poetic Justice/Kung-fu panda

Favorite singer:

Favorite day in the week: Friday

Favorite time of the day: Evening

Favorite holiday season: Summer

Favorite number:

Favorite food: somali

Favorite chocolate: Too many!

Favorite cartoon: Rugrats (I know, sad! lol)

Favorite blogger: Many

Favorite Flavor Ice Cream: Mint chocolate chip (Inspired Muslimah - this is my fave too!)

Favorite Mobile Brand: Nokia

Favorite name: 'Abdul- shakur

Favorite hobby: Shopping, surfing net, reading

Favorite room in my house: Front living Room

Favorite Fruit: toss up: Lychee

Favorite flower: Rose

Favourite Qur'an Recitor - Muhammad Al-Luhaydan

I add - Favourite pastime - Giving birth to my first child (when the labour was over!) oh and the same for each of my children, Alhamdulillaah.

I'm gonna tag - Lady Arabiyyah, RevertMuslimah, OhSoMuslim, Umm Ismail.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

To A Palestinian Mother by Naima B. Robert

My sister
In humanity,
In the pain of childbearing
In the struggle of childrearing,
My sister in Islam

I heard that they killed your children
Slaughtered by the hundreds and thousands
Young lives snatched from the jaws of destiny
Young dreams to be dreamed no more
And I cannot comprehend.

For no matter how many times
I hear,
Or see it,
I cannot know your pain.

I cannot know what it is to once have felt a life kick and twist
inside you,
And then, a few brief years later,
lay those once kicking legs,
lifeless, into the earth.

I cannot know what it is
to once have heard a voice cry
and laugh for you
And then, a few brief years later,
lay that once smiling face,
lifeless, into the earth.

I cannot know what it is to once have held your child,
whole, inyour arms
And then, a few brief years later,
have to gather him up as blood,bones and flesh.

No matter how many times I hear,
Or see it,
I cannot know your pain.

For every number out of a hundred dead
Was a child once
With a mother who
And sacrificed for him.

And so, my sister
Forgive me
My helplessness shames me
My powerlessness maims me
My conscience blames me.

So I will pray for you
I will give what I can for you
I will tell your story
I will remember you
But with a heart full of humility

For no matter how many times I hear,
Or see it,
I cannot know your pain.

Forgive me, my sister
Forgive me.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

A beautiful day

We went to a gathering at a sisters house yesterday, was great alhamdulillaah. The theme was 'a beautiful day', and adults and kids had to write/draw something relating to this them, I jotted down a few brief notes on my idea of a beautiful day, which would be:

* Seeing Allaah's face insha Allaah

* Insha Allaah, having the gates of Jannah opened for me and my family, and the muslim ummah, ameen.

* My mum insha Allaah taking her shahadah, and insha Allaah the rest of the family too, ameen.

* Seeing the ka'abah, insha Allaah

* Seeing the prophets/sahaabah and the ummul-mu'mineen (mothers of the believers) insha Allaah.

* Palestine beeing freed completely from the oppressive zionists, and having their land back and the soldiers,occupiers off it.

*Waking up on a beautiful summers day, with the sun shining, and the birds tweeting away, and everyone being in a good mood, aaahhh...

What is your idea of a beautiful day?

Saturday, 24 January 2009

BBC refusing to give airtime for appeals for Gaza

I recieved this message on facebook from the group 'I support the palestinian resistance!', the brother had this to say:

Once again the BBC has shown its disregard to the tragerdies faced by those suffering in Gaza, they are refusing to give any airtime to charaties organising an emergency appeal to raise money for those suffering.

The excuses of impartiality are pathetic, how does impartiality even come into it, the people of Gaza are facing a humanitarian crisis, thats a fact. The BBC gave time to a similar appeal for those suffering in the Congo yet they refuse to do the same for those in Gaza.

Tony Benn a former Labour Mp has made quite a damming statement alleging the israeli embasy is influencing the decision. I personally believe this to be quite plausable all you have to do is look at the way the BBC reported the conflict and the connections between those in charge at the BBC and israel.
Please make your complaint heard;

Insha Allaah sisters, please send in a complaint, this is not right.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Mufti Advises the Muslims Concerning Gaza

Shaykh Abdul-Azeez Aal ash-Shaykh - The Mufti of Saudi Arabia

Reference: Khutbah delivered by the Shaykh on Friday 9 January, 2008

Second part of the Khutbah

...after the opening of the Khutbah:

O Muslim; from the wisdom of Allaah in the life of this world, is the struggle between truth and falsehood, and the overpowering of the people of disbelief and misguidance over the people of faith and piety. It is a perfect wisdom, and Allaah has wisdom over what he decrees and brings to pass.

However, the true believer believes in Devine Decree, he believes in the good of it and the bad of it, the sweet of it and the sour of it. He has firm faith due to his knowledge that Allaah is all Wise in what He Decrees, no matter how great the calamity and severe the catastrophe. The believer thinks well of his Lord, and knows that whatever Allaah decrees due to His wisdom, then the consequences thereof, their knowledge is with Allaah.

You may hate something and Allaah decrees a lot of good in it, how much do people hate calamities and how much good happens due to them in the future. Allaah the Elevated knows and you know not:

{...and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allâh knows but you do not know.}

There is no doubt that what our brothers in Gaza are going through is a tremendous trial, hearts are strained in pain and sorrow when witnessing such extreme images, which indicate immense spite and a wide-spreading evil. But Allaah is all Wise over them, and Allaah is more merciful to His servants than a mother is to her child.

So it is upon the Muslims to be steadfast and patient, and hold fast to this religion, to be patient in the face of calamities and not break down. They must be fully attached to and have trust in Allaah, seeking victory from the Lord of the worlds.

It is upon the Muslims to rush, all of them, in provide aid to the wounded, and the great good that this country has given in aid, there is no doubt that this is evidence that there is mercy and compassion in the hearts of the rulers for the Muslims, may Allaah grant them success in practicing what Allaah loves and is pleased with.

However, these efforts must be multiplied, and we must supplicate to Allaah during the last part of the nights and during the day, that Allaah alleviates the calamities from them, and to turn His wrath upon the humiliated enemy, which is not prevented from a criminal people.

We ask Allaah to rectify the affairs of the Muslims, and to unify their hearts upon goodness and piety. Know that what is important, is that we think good of our Lord, and we do not say `why is this happening?` This is Devine Decree, and Allaah is the all Wise over them, a servant does not know of the consequences of events.

Allaah the Elevated said to His Messenger during the battle of Uhud, when he and his companions were afflicted with calamities, such as the death of his companions and other issues, Allaah revealed:

{When a single disaster smites you, although you smote (your enemies) with one twice as great, you say: "From where does this come to us?" Say (to them), "It is from yourselves." And Allaah has power over all things.}

And Allaah says:

{And don`t be weak in the pursuit of the enemy; if you are suffering (hardships) then surely they (too) are suffering (hardships) as you are suffering, but you have a hope from Allaah (for the reward, i.e. Paradise) that for which they hope not; and Allaah is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise.}

So it is upon the Muslims to be steadfast and patient:

{O you who believe! When you meet (an enemy) force, take a firm stand against them and remember the Name of Allaah much (both with tongue and mind), so that you may be successful. And obey Allaah and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength departs, and be patient. Surely, Allaah is with the patient. And be not like those who come out of their homes boastfully and to be seen of men, and hinder (men) from the path of Allaah; and Allaah is encircling and thoroughly comprehending all that they do.}

And know, may Allaah have mercy over you, that the best of speech is the Book of Allaah, and the best of guidance, is the guidance of Muhammad - صلى الله عليه وسلم – and the worst of affairs are the innovated matters…conclusion of Khutbah with Du`aa.

Translator: Nadir Ahmad, Abu Abdul-Waahid

Urgent appeal

I was forwarded this email from a trusted friend of mine, take a look insha Allaah.

Asalam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu,

As most of you know i am trying to go to the palestinian refugee camps based in syria and Jordan around the 23rd of February, the reason for going is to give aid, medical supplies and also to mentor the children who have been displaced from their homes due to the zionist state of Israel.
I need all of your help in making this possible i need people to donate and raise as much money as they can so that i can give as much to them as possible, also we have setup with a meeting with the UNRWA of Jordan and Syria to address the needs of those in the camp, the refugee camps are run by UN so we needed to gain their permission to help the muslims inside, we aim to setup a monthly scheme where muslims from UK can go for 7 - 10 days at a time to help mentor and teach those in the refugee camps and we are aiming to build a school for this.
The conditions the UN leave the camps in is far from acceptable the most infamous camps that some of you may of heard of are BAQAA and WIHDAT these 2 camps hold the biggest number of palestinian refugees more than 69 thousand in each camp and there is limited supplies, alot of people there live in sewage in a concrete hut with only that 1 room for a family of 4 also alot cannot afford even a roof for their huts.
Many children were born in this camp and this is the only life they know they do not hope or dream or much so we want to be able to give them something t least the basics they deserve and support emotionally.
Please brothers and sisters find it in your heart to donate all you can and collect from people all that you can 100% of your money will be spent on them, it will not be given to the UN or any of its associates it will be distributed amongst the people themselves depending on their needs.
If any of you are businesses/professionals that could offer donations or items to auction please please do so by calling me on 07592716578
I am currently in contact with UMMAH WELFARE TRUST who are trying to assist me all they can.
If any of you are event planners/fundraisers or are interested in helping to arrange an event please call me on 07592716578

May Allah purify your hearts and help you to give your wealth in return for jannah.

As our Prophet pbuh advised us, when you have a good intention fulfill it immediately before something overcomes you.

Please do not forget your obligations to the orphans and widows, and if you cannot acompany us please give your wealth to those who are able to go.

jazakhalla khair

your sister in islam

Umm Ismail

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Ibn al-Qayyim on the Reasons for the Oppression of the Rulers - the Corruption of the People

Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) Lays to Waste the Mawdudo-Qutb Paradigm and Demolishes the Qutubi-Suroori-Takfeeri School of Doctrine, and Exposes the Falsehood of the Activism of the Contemporary Hizbiyyeen

Reflect carefully, slowly and with great deliberation, upon every word and phrase from this excerpt from Ibn al-Qayyim, and do exactly as Ibn al-Qayyim asks you:

He says in Miftaah Daar is-Sa'aadah (2/177) [Daar Ibn 'Affaan], "And reflect in His, the Most High's wisdom in making the kings of the servants, their leaders and their rulers to be of the same type as their actions (i.e. those of the servant's). Rather it is as if their actions (those of the servants) became manifest in the appearances of their rulers and kings. If they remain upright, then their kings will remain upright, and if they turn away (from uprightness), then they (the kings) too will turn away from uprightness. And if they (the servants) oppress [themselves and others], then their kings and rulers will oppress [them], and if their appears plotting and deception from them, their rulers will [be made to] behave likewise, and if they (the servants) prevent the rights of Allaah that are with them, and become stingy with respect to them (i.e. withhold the rights of each other), then their kings and their rulers will withhold the right that they (the servants) have from them, and will become stingy with respect to them. And if they take from the one who is considered weak, what they do not deserve to take from him in their dealings (i.e. misappropriate from him), then the kings will take away from them (the servants) what they do not deserve to take (from them) and will inflict them with taxes and [other forms of] service. And everything that they (the servants) take away from the weak person, the kings will take away from them with power, force. So their actions (those of the servants) become manifest in their actions (those of the kings and rulers).

And it is not from the Divine wisdom that the evil-doers and the sinners are made to be ruled over [by anyone] except by one who is of their like.

And when the very first band (of Islaam) was the best of the generations, and the most pious of them, then their rulers were likewise. And when they became tarnished (i.e. corrupted), the Rulers were made corrupted over them. Thus, the wisdom of Allaah refuses that the likes of Mu'aawiyah, and 'Umar bin 'Abdil-'Azeez are put in authority over us in the likes of these times [the 8th Century Hijrah] (1), let alone the likes of Abu Bakr and 'Umar. Rather, our rulers are in accordance with our (nature) and the rulers of those before us were in accordance with their (nature). And both of the two matters necessitate wisdom and what it requires.

And the one who has deep rooted intelligence, when he moves his thought around in this subject will see the Divine wisdom that runs through al-Qadaa wal-Qadar (Ordainment and Pre-Decree), externally and internally, just as it runs through al-Khalq wal-Amr (the Creation and the Command) (2). So beware from thinking with your corrupt thought that anything of His ordainment and decrees are devoid of the far-reaching wisdom. Rather, all of His, the Most High's ordainments and decrees take place from the most perfect angles of correctness and wisdom. However, the weak intellects are veiled, by way of their weakness, from perceiving these [aspects of wisdom], just like eyes suffering day-blindness are veiled, by way of their weakness from the light of the sun (3) ..." End quote from Ibn al-Qayyim.

1. And we wonder whether we in the 15th Century Hijrah would be deserving and worthy of having the likes of al-Hajjaaj bin Yoosuf to rule over us, let alone the likes of Yazeed Ibn Mu'aawiyah!! Then there come the Innovators amongst the Qutubiyyah, Surooriyyah, Takfiriyyah and other than them, and complain about todays rulers!! While the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) sent to them, stated, as revealed to him by His Lord, that there will rulers over us at the end of time, "having the hearts of the devils in the bodies of men" who "do not guide by his guidance and nor traverse upon his Sunnah", and that they will "beat your back and confiscate your wealth" - and on top of all that he informed the befitting action towards them is to "hear and obey".

2. And those of sound intellect are those upon the methodologies of the Salaf in all their affairs, and especially the affairs of da'wah and rectification of the servant and the land, since they are upon the methodology of the Prophets in calling to Allaah, which is the way wisdom and intellect. And they are the qualified physicians who identify the causes (of the diseases) and treat them appropriately. And the sound intellect concords and agrees, and follows on from the Revelation, hence, soundness of intellect is in following, imitating, not innovating, deviating.

3. And those of weak intellect are the Innovators, those who concocted and invented false methodologies in the affairs of da'wah and in rectification of the servants and the land, such as takfeer of the rulers and clashing with the governments and attempting to replace them. They are the false physicians, the self-styled ones, the charlatans, who with their weak intellects only reach as far as the symptoms, and then treat them inappropriately, with mere innovation and invention. Dispite the claim of others of their intellectualism, high cerebral activity, and so called contribution to "Islamic Thought", then they are of weak and defunct intellect, because they did not follow or imitate, rather, instead they innovate and deviate.

source: Salafi Publications

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Rejecting The Fatawaa of The Scholars

Question: Oh respected Sheikh, I mentioned to an individual a Fatwaa (religious verdict/ruling) by Sheikh Abdul Azeez bin Baaz –rahimahullah- and Sheikh Ahmed An Najmee regarding the impermissibility of using certain words or phrases. Upon hearing the Fatwaa, the individual rejected it and stated that these words are casual (used in conversation), and he continued to repeat them. Oh respected Sheikh, what is the ruling in this matter?

Answer: The ruling in this matter is that this person has rejected the truth. He rejected the truth and chose to follow his desires. (By doing so) He has places himself in a dangerous position and a serious warning becomes applicable to him. We ask Allah to guide him and return him to the truth.

Translated by Mustafa George

In Zeitun, a massacre and a prayer-for genocide

"They left behind their own unique detritus: bullet casings, roasted peanuts...But most disturbing of all was the graffiti they daubed on the walls of the ground floor... Some was in Hebrew, but much was naively written in English: "Arabs need 2 die", "Die you all", "Make war not peace", "1 is down, 999,999 to go", and scrawled on an image of a gravestone the words: "Arabs 1948-2009". "

Rory McCarthy reports for the Guardian on all that remains in one decimated Gaza neighorhood-and one massacred Gaza family: the Samounis.

Camel given in charity

This was sent to the South Wales Dawah Group, from a brother, nice story masha'Allaah.

I would like to share this short Story with you which was narrated to us by Dr Saleh As-Saleh (May Allah Have Mercy upon him) in his room Understanding-islam1

The Sheikh began

Do you want hear this real story which took place in here about hundred years ago. (In Saudi) Dayib

This is real! This is real!

Bismilaahi Rahmaani Raheem

This story took place here about hundred years ago and it was also broadcasted in the radio stations

It is about a man call ibn Jad'aan he said during spring times he used to go out, and I saw good and healthy fat camels and theirs udders filled to the extent of almost exploding and whenever the little offspring comes close to the mother camel her milk pours Forth because of the great abundance of blessings and abundance of goodness. So I look at one of my she camels with her offspring and I remember my neighbour who had young daughters seven of them and he was poor, so I said by Allah I will give this camel and its offspring as Sadaqah as a (charity) to my neighbour and Allah says and he recited the saying of Allah verse in (Surah Al-imraan 92) "By no means Shall you Attain piety righteousness unless you spend in Allah's cause of which that you love" and the most beloved to myself from my cattle is this one this she-camel and I took it with its offspring and knock the door on my neighbour and said take it as a gift from me I saw his face glooming with happiness unable to utter something in response. And so he benefited from its milk and used to load wood on its back and awaiting for its offspring to grow up to sell it. so he gained great good from this camel and after the spring came the summer with its drought and dryness and the Bedouins began moving looking for water and grass and. He said we gathered our belongings and left our place looking for water and the duhuul plural of duhul is holes in the earth, underground leading to water traps like underneath the ground and its opening are on top of the ground and the Bedouins know of them very well. And I entered to one of them so as to bring some water to drink and his three sons were waiting for him outside and he wasn't able to know how to return his three sons waited for him for a day, two days and three days and they become hopeless and they said maybe he was stung by a snake and died or he was lost under the earth and destroyed and they (we seek refuge in Allah from that) waited for his destruction why? Out of greed to distribute his inheritance. So they returned home and divided what he left amongst themselves. Then they remembered that their father gave a she camel (that he talked about earlier) to their poor neighbour, so they went to this neighbour and said it is better that you give us back the she-camel and take this camel instead of it otherwise we will take it by force and we will give you nothing. He said but I will report you to your father they said do so he already died. He said died how and where, how you didn't tell me. They said he entered into one of these holes in underground in the desert and did not come out, he said by Allah take me to this place and then take your she camel and do whatever you do with it and I don't want your camel in return. They took him and when he saw the place he went and brought a rope and lit a candle and tied it outside the duhul (this hole) and then stepped it in crawling on his back until he reached places where by he crawled and rolled and smelling moisture becoming close and then out of sudden he heard the sound of a man by the water he heard his groan and moaning so he went closer and closer towards this sound in this darkness putting his hand all over until his hand fell on the man and he checked his breath and he was still breathing after one week so he pulled him and covered his eyes to protect him from sunlight and he took out with him get some dates and moistured them in water and gave him to drink and carried him on his back and took him to his house, a life gradually return to this man and his sons didn't know then he told him tell me by Allah one week while you were in underground and you didn't die and he said I tell you something strange he said when I went down their I got lost and waves took me all directions and I said I better stick to this water that I reached and I started drink from it but hunger had no mercy and water does not suffice then after three days where hunger intensified on me, took me from all parts of me and while I was lying on my back I surrendered myself to Allah and put all my affairs in his hands and out of the sudden I felt the warm of the milk pouring on my mouth. So I sat in the midst of the darkness I saw a pot coming closer to my mouth and I drank from it until I took from what is sufficient from it and then it goes. This occurred three times in the day but last two days it stopped and I didn't know what happened. So I told him if you know the reason you will be amazed your sons thought that you died and they came to me and took away the she-camel which Allah (Subhanahu Watalla) gave you from its milk and the Muslim is in the shade of his Sadaqah (Charity) and Allah states in Suratu At-Talaaq verse 2,3 (2....And whoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to him, he will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). (3 "................And he will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And who every puts his trust in Allah, then he will suffice him".)

By: Dr Saleh As-Saleh May Allah have Mercy upon him Ameen.

Source: ( please visit the site to listen to the original lecture this is just my notes.

Any mistake is from me and the Shaytaan.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Gaza - Our hearts are with you

As I came to hear the news of a cease fire in Palestine, I found it hard to switch to being totally happy and overyjoyed. Of course, I am relieved that insha Allaah this has ended, and I hope it will be a permament end to it all, but on the other hand my heart is still aching for what has happened to our brothers and sisters in Palestine over the last 22 days. Right now, many women are grieving over the children they have lost, babies days/months old, husbands who have lost their wives and vice versa, children who have had to watch their parents die. Right now in Palestine the people are grieving, hearts heavy with sorrow, children and adults emotionally scarred for life.

But Allaah is the best of planners, and insha Allaah the oppressive zionists will not get away with this.

What we need to continue to do is aid our brothers and sisters with as much as we can, they are in desperate need of our help, they need food, medicine, clothes, houses to live in, their land is in ruins, destroyed, subhanAllaah. Insha Allaah we can donate through Islamic Relief and other aid agencies.

I was just reading the latest on Al jazeera, it was mentioning the Egypt summit, this is some parts of what was reported:

.....Rabbani* also said the leaders talked about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza as if it had been caused by an earthquake.
"I'm speechless, that you can, in 2009, have a major international gathering to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and have a whole series of keynote addresses, in which the word occupation isn't mentioned even once."

And there you also see a photo of Ehud Olmert and the french leader(who has announced his support for Israel) and others, all looking very happy with themselves, as if oblivious to the thousands that are dead.

(*Mouin Rabbani, a contributing editor to the Middle East Report magazine)

A poem from Palestine

I Believe in Miracles

By Nahida

You can break my bones
My free spirit is invincible
You can cause me the loss of sight
The light of my insight
You'll never take away

In the shadows of darkness
Lies the corpse of your might
You can destroy my house
The windows of my hope,
You cannot break
The pillars of my faith
You can never shake

You can threaten me
With weapons of death
And mass destruction
Implanting fear in my heart
You cannot achieve
Nor can you cut off
My divine connection

With a missile
You can tear my body apart
My soul however
Is out of your reach
And is forever intact

You claimed victory in six days!
Victorious are those
With a dignified gaze
Facing tanks with tender flesh
And only with stones,
The F16 fighter blaze

You can never defeat my will to be
Because my power that you cannot explain
Grows from within the roots of my pain
You depend on the United States
For wealth and war supply
My infinite strength stems from

My creator, the One most high

Axis of Logic/Poetry

Some beautiful naseehah from Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (Rahimahullaah)

..... and though it is true that one can repent from sin, avoiding a sin is much easier than trying to sincerely repent from a sin. Verily Allah is oft-forgiving and Merciful to people who perpertrate sins and He is Merciful,Forbearing and Beneficient to those who repent. BEWARE of this ;that the more Forebearing He becomes towards you the bolder you become in disobeying Him.

Do not take a small sin lightly instead think about who it is you are disobeying, an Almighty Lord who sometimes punishes people for small sins and sometimes pardons people for great sins.

The most sagacious of the sagacious ones is he who enters Paradise because of a sin he has perpetrated:He places his sin before his eyes continuing to be constantly afraid for himself on account of that sin until he departs from this world and enters Paradise. The most foolish of the foolish is he who enters the Hellfire on account of a single good deed he performed :he places it before his eyes constantly remembering it and hoping to be rewarded for it and in the meanwhile,he takes sin lightly;and he continues to remain upon that condition until he departs from this world and enters the hellfire.

When you are with people smile frequently and maintain a cheerful countenance but when you are alone cry frequently and be in a state of grief and sadness on account of your sins for it has been conveyed to us and Allah knows best that,on the day of resurrection the most things that a believer will find in his book of good deeds are the grief and the sadness that he felt in this world on account of his sins.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Question posed to Sh.Fawzan concerning Mutah Beale

In The Name of Allah The Most Beneficent The Most Merciful

Sheikh Abdur Razaq Ibn Abdul Muhsin Al Abbad (Hafithahullah) was asked: “There is a particular brother from amongst us who used to be involved in the music industry, namely the “Outlawz” (The sheikh laughed and said “Now he is a Muslim?!” His name is Muta and was previously known as “Napoleon” So the sheikh said “After the oppressive French military General?” So the questioner said: “Yes sheikh, Barakallahu feek” He has accepted Islam and acknowledges Salafiyah as the correct Aqeedah and Minhaj. Many of the youth, including many of the Saudi youth, continue to listen to his music. He is involved in giving da’wah targeting these youth by explaining to them how he accepted Islam and the dangers of the music industry, as well as the impermissibility of music. The brother asks if it is permissible for him to spread his story by way of a DVD recording. This question is due to the fact that many have begun to question and scrutinize the permissibility of this. He also asks would this be considered publicizing his sins after accepting Islam? Please benefit us may Allah reward you.

The Sheikh (Hafithahullah) replied by saying: First of all, convey my salaams to the brother and tell him that I convey the salaams on behalf of all the scholars here and welcome him to Islam. The scholars today are not like the scholars of yesterday, and what I mean by this is, during the time of the scholars like Muhammad Ibn Ibrahim, Sheikh Uthaymeen and Ibn ul Baaz, may Allah have mercy on them all. They used to sit with the people and address their needs and were accessible due to the fact that the dunya had not yet opened its wings. However, today the scholars are very busy and do not have the time necessary to address the brothers and sisters in the West except by way of telephone conferences. This preoccupation is even seen in their level of knowledge and the way in which they answer questions today and we seek assistance with Allah. I truly apologize to the brothers and sisters in the West for any short comings on the part of the scholars and the lack of time we have to facilitate knowledge to them.

Nevertheless, Subhanallah! I am Amazed at the brothers and sisters who come from the West with absolutely no attachment to Islam and then accept the religion and become so vigilant and dedicated to propagating Islam, even more than those who were born and raised in the religion of Islam! The Brother should learn the Tawheed of Allah and spend a great deal of time establishing a relationship with Allah. He should not give talks about the detailed issues of the religion, rather he should leave that to the scholars and the students of knowledge. He should not utilize this opportunity to dazzle the people by entertaining them with his story, rather he should always tie his story in with Tawheed and establishing a relationship with Allah. As is relates to using the T.V. as a means of spreading Islam. Some of the scholars differ about this matter but the position that I incline towards is the position of the major scholars that came before me namely, Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Ibrahim, Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Salih Al Uthaymeen and sheikh Abdul Aziz Ibn Baaz, that if it is for the purpose of spreading Islam then we should take advantage of it and not leave it as an empty void to be filled by the People of Desires and Innovation.

As it relates to sharing his story being a means of publicizing his sins, this is not the case, rather he should not speak about what he did in the past with much detail, nor should he speak about it in a manner of glorification. We have books which contain the biographies of the salaf, some detailing who and what they were prior to Islam. So how did we get this information except that they exposed some of it, as a means of education not as a means of entertainment and glorification. One vivid example of this is the story of one of the salaf by the name of Fudhayl Ibn Iyaadh (Rahimahullah) who was on his way to commit zina (i.e. fornication) with a woman and in the process of climbing the wall to her house for this purpose, he heard some of the Muslims performing salat, and he heard the verse:

Has not the time come that the hearts of the believers tremble with fear for the remembrance of Allah and what He has revealed of the Haqq (i.e. truth)…”

And he said: “Yes indeed! Here I am about to fornicate with someone’s daughter and the Muslims are there performing prayer to get closer to Allah!” He abandoned this act and later became one of the most influential and renowned scholars of his time may Allah have mercy on him. And we find this profound story in books like Imam Ath Thahabi’s Seeyer A’alam An Nubalaa’ and other books which concentrate on compiling the biographies of the salaf and Allah knows best. Also tell the brother to send me a copy of the DVD and perhaps we can set up a program where he can speak to some of our youth here in Saudi.

Taken From: Napoleon Outlawed

Sunday, 11 January 2009

10 random things about me.

Ok, well I've just been tagged by Empress Anisa, and I have to write ten random things about me, ok, here goes...

1. I can be a right chatterbox sometimes, especially when it's late, and my hubby wants to go to sleep, the words just seem to keep flowing, lol.

2. The other day when it had been snowing, but the floor was really icy, I decided to do a bit of ice-skating with my pram, lol, it was fun!

3. Like Empress Anisa, I also loooove shopping, my husband hates going with me, as I take too long. Alot of the time it's for the kids, but love shopping for myself too.

4. I've never been on a ship, and the though petrifies me, watching the titanic many years ago, petrified me even more.

5. I ring my mum for almost everything, even when she's in work. Countless times I've rung her to ask her how to cook something, and almost everything else that comes up in daily life that I need help on, It's normally my mum I ring. And she never complains.

Now it's getting hard! I'm stuck on number 6, hmmmm....

6. I really appreciate MY TIME at the end of the day, and so like to have the kids in bed around the same time each night, clean up, pray, and then relax, aaahhh.

7. If I haven't got chocolate or at least cake in the house, I start having cravings for it, my mind doesn't rest, lol.

8. Can be quite a comedienne at times, especially in front of the kids, my funny side sometimes comes out, and then I realise where they get their silly side from.

9.When I was younger I stole an egg from a birds nest behind my school, I took it home and wrapped it up and placed it on top of the radiator, hoping for it to hatch and have a baby bird, well, I came home one day to find my mum cleaning up the mess, and as you probably guessed, she was not happy!

10. One of my biggest habits is staying up late, if I try to go to bed early I feel like I'm missing out on the night, and my free time. Something I need to work on.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Street demonstrations for Palestine

In the name of Allaah, most merciful, bestower of mercy.

As-Salaamu 'alaikum wa rahmatullaah,

My respected Muslim brothers and sisters, may Allaah shower you with His mercy. We advise all of you to avoid any form of street demonstrations taking place anywhere. They are not from the means of rectification of the hardships that befall the Ummah. Rather, as Shaikh Muhammad ibn Umar al-Bazmool stated, demonstrations are not from the means of rectification, not from the Sunnah of the Messenger (sallallaahu alaihi wassallam) and nor from the sunnah of the righteous predecessors. The major scholars have spoken against partaking in demonstrations – the likes of Shaikhs Ibn Baaz, Ibn al-Uthaimeen, al-Albaanee and al-Fawzaan. Demonstrations are not considered as being from the means of da'wah nor jihaad as the scholars have explained. So beware and warn the muslims from participating in this futile act that is not from the Islamic religion.

As for what you can and should do, then please read this advice of Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan:

Question: Noble Shaikh, there have come many questions asking about the position a Muslim should take with regard to what is going on with our brothers in Palestine, with respect to supplicating (for them), giving them money or making Jihad with them.

Answer: What is obligatory for the Muslim is that he make du'aa (supplicate) for his Muslim brothers, and assist them with money. He should aid them with money and supplication. This is what is obligatory on them and this is what will benefit them (i.e. the Palestinians).

Question: May Allaah reward you O Shaikh, the next questioner is asking: What is the ruling on demonstrating. Is it considered Jihad in the Cause of Allaah?

Answer: There is no benefit in demonstrations – it is just commotion. It is from the types of disorder. How will it cause harm to the enemy if the people go out and demonstrate in one of the streets, raising their voices? Rather, this is from the things that will only make the enemy pleased and happy. Thus he will say: "This has harmed and hurt them." So the enemy will rejoice.

Islaam is a religion of tranquility and calmness; it is a religion of knowledge. It is not a religion of clamor and commotion. It is a religion that strives to achieve tranquility and calmness, while at the same time, (encourages) doing deeds that are of benefit and praise, such as providing support for the Muslims, supplicating for them and providing them with money and weapons. This is praiseworthy. And also (what is beneficial is) arguing on their behalf to the various countries that the oppression they are in be uplifted and requesting from these countries, which claim to have democracy, that these Muslims be given their due rights. And the humanitarian rights is what these people boast so much about. However, according to them the only human is the disbeliever, whereas the Muslim in their eyes is not a human being – he is a terrorist! They call the Muslims terrorists! And the human being that has (humanitarian) rights, to them, is the disbeliever!

So the Muslims must follow and adhere to the methodology Islaam has prescribed with regard to these occurrences and other situations. Islaam did not come with demonstrations and shouting and raising the voices out loud. It did not prescribe destroying property or committing violations. All of this is not part of Islaam. Yes… Nor does this bring about any benefit. This only causes harm to the Muslims and it does not harm the enemy. This only harms the Muslims and it does not harm their enemy. In fact, their enemy rejoices at this and says (to himself): "I have affected them", "I have made them angry" and "I have influenced them." Question and Answer session on Paltalk

Also please go to this very beneficial article from our brothers at

Abu Khadijah Abdul-Waahid

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Thursday, 1 January 2009

The danger of being sidetracked/distracted

I was having a conversation earlier with a friend of mine who lives back in Cardiff (Wales) where I recently moved from, we were speaking about the deen, and she was asking about my eemaan etc since I left, thinking back to that conversation now and my responses prompted me to write it in my blog.

Back in Cardiff after having the baby, my eemaan was low, hormones were running everywhere, I'd been at my mums for about a month so I had not been in the right environment for my eemaan to soar. I'd lived in Birmingham about 3/4 years prior to moving back to Wales (no thoughts of gypsies now! lol)and even though at that time my eemaan was not at the level I would have liked it, I was still alot stronger, I think the environment I was in helped, it was a highly populate muslim area masha'Allaah, and there is a big salafi community there, we moved back to Wales for certain reasons.

When settled in Cardiff, I was able to compare the two cities I had lived in, and over time realised that when in Birmingham I was more stronger, influenced more in a good way masha'Allaah, and realising the environment I was in influenced me also. So after about 3 years in Cardiff, we made the move, but qadr Allaah it wasn't meant to be, there were certain problems and we ended up coming back, and then at a later date made the move again, and this was in June 08.

So I've been here about 7mths now, and about a week after moving, something dawned on me, and I had to take a minute to think and reflect, ok, so what now? I'm here alhamdulillaah, how is my eemaan? still the same, how's it gonna change? hhmm, the answer lies with me, I'm the solution, not Birmingham. I realised that coming to Birmingham wasn't going to miraculously make my eemaan high, it was something that I had to work on, whether I was in Cardiff or Birmingham, yes, there are factors which have an effect on our eemaan, take for example the people one mixes with/the environment you live in, but to build up one's eemaan, that person has to work hard, be motivated and sincere.
Now I am living in a different area that what I was before, it's not too far from that area, but it's not easy to go to the lessons, and by just being there amongst so many sisters can often give you a boost. But I knew I was moving to a different area, I was happy to, I have good friends here masha'Allaah, but we don't see each other that often, we're all too busy raising our kids alhamdulillaah. I surely didn't expect the mice, we had them before in B'ham, and we've got them again, but alhamdulillaah have not seen one yet, and insha Allaah I won't, but I hear them in the walls and that's enough to put you off living here.

This seems to be turning into a really long post so I just want to get to what the point of this post is, but I did want to give a bit of background to it first (a bit! you say) anyway, the title is 'the danger of being sidetracked/distracted' this is in relation to ones deen, it is so easy to become unfocused, take for example the current situation in Palestine, it deeply upsets me what's going on and I feel I need to be clued up on what's been happening there over all the years, and have clear facts, especially when it comes to discussing it with someone who is kinda swayed by the media, and doesn't see the reality, but when this becomes something which you spend hours going through videos on YouTube, or reading articles/blog posts, people's comments about this situation, then it's time to say, 'whoa, it's too much, I'm neglecting my deen in the meantime' everything has to be done in moderation, and priority does have to be on our deen. I feel ashamed that I've left it this long, left my eemaan go down, I let so many things distract me daily, mainly online, take for instance last week, I was searching and searching articles/blogs on Charlotte Mason (educator)and spent much time reading up on her methods and those who are following her philosophy, no work on my eemaan.

These can sometimes be the tricks of shaytaan, not always, sometimes it's our own negligence, but shaytaan can make something which is good in itself to learn about a distraction for us and a way to keep us from studying our deen, and inputting the knowledge we learn into our lives. This happens alot, and my deen shouldn't come second, it should always be first, my PRIORITY ! I had been thinking earlier about starting the study plan on Dr Saleh's website (May Allaah have mercy upon his soul, ameen)but then started to think whether I would be able to put aside time to do it, subhanAllaah. I need to start learning properly insha Allaah, I have been Muslim for 7 1/2 years alhamdulillaah, and have not stayed consistent in my studying, and there are so many things I should have learnt by now, but I haven't. If there's any sister reading this that maybe would like to study the programme together, like online, not sure exactly how, but this would be a great encouragement to me, and would insha Allaah help me to stay more consistent with it. Ok that's it for now, I'm almost writing a book!

Thanks for taking the time to read, now you've been distracted!

Advice from the permanent committee on the situation in Palestine

This is a statement just released by the Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Verdicts : on the Palestinian crisis. If there is good in the translation then it is from Allaah, and if there are mistakes then it is from me and the shaytaan; and your advise would be appreciated inshaAllaah.

Translation by Abu Waheeda As-Salafi

5th Muharram 1429.

All perfect praise is for Allaah The Lord of All that exists, and may His blessings and good mention be upon the best of His Prophets and Messengers; our Prophet Muhammad, and also his family and his companions and those who follow them upon good; upto the Last Day.

To Proceed:

The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Verdicts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has followed – with all sorrow and pain- what has occurred, and is still going on against our Muslim brethren in Palestine – and specifically in Gaza. That which is [actions] of oppression, and killing of children, and women and old people! And [it is] transgression on that which is sacred [innocent], and the destruction of infrastructure and institutions, and the terrorizing of innocent people. And there is no doubt that this is a crime and oppression on the rights of the Palestinian nation.

And at this sorrowful event; it is an obligation on the Muslims to be with their Palestinian brethren, and to help and aid them, and to make an effort to lift the oppression against them – through any means which is of their reach – so as to actualize the Islamic bond, and the ties of 'Eeman.

Allaah The Exalted said:

"The believers are indeed brothers [in Islâmic religion]." (Al-Hujuraat: 10)

And He The Most Mighty, The Most Majestic said:

"The believers, men and women, are Auliyâ' (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another…" (At-Tawba : 71)

And The Prophet (sallahAllaahu alayhi wasallam) said :

"The believer to another believer is like the structure [like a wall] ; each part strengthens the other,' and then he co-enjoined his fingers." (Agreed upon)

And he (may Allaah's blessings and good mention be upon him) also said:

"The example of the believers in their relationship, and their love, and their having mercy upon each other ; is like the example of one body part to the rest of the body; if one part is affected then the whole body complains of fever and pain." (Agreed upon)

And he (may Allaah's blessings and good mention be upon him) also said:

"The Muslim is the brother of another Muslim; he does not oppress him, nor does he deceive him, nor does he give him up to the enemy, nor does he look down on him." (Narrated by Muslim)

And help comprises of many things –according to the ability, and depending on the situations – whether it is intellectually or physical [things], or whether it is from the general Muslims through wealth, and food, and medicine, and clothing, and other things. Or whether it is from the Islamic Arab nations through making it easy and possible that the aid reaches them, and by taking a sincere position in regards to their [the Palestinian Muslims] matter, and by supporting their case in the gatherings, and seminars, and the international conferences: And all of these are from the ways of co-operation upon good and piety – which is something that is ordered- in the statement of The Exalted :

"Help you one another in virtue, righteousness and piety…" (Al-Maaida : 2)

And also from those ways is: to direct sincere advice to them [the Muslims in Palestine], and to direct them to that which is of good and of benefit to them. And from the greatest of those is to make du'aa for them -at all times – so that their tribulation is lifted, and their affliction is raised, and that their situation is rectified, and that their statements and actions become good.

Upon this, we also advise our Muslim brethren in Palestine to have fear of Allaah – The Exalted- and to return to Him, just as we advise them to be united; upon the truth, and to leave off divisions and splitting up, and not to give a chance to the enemy – who has taken advantage of it – and will continue to use it in enmity and oppression.

And we also encourage and emphasize our brethren to take the causes which will lead to lifting the oppression directed at their land – while having complete sincerity to Allaah The Exalted – in [those and all other] actions, and to seek His pleasure, and to seek His assistance – through righteous actions, and prayers, and consulting the scholars and people of wisdom; in all their matters – indeed that is a way of being facilitated [to that which is good] and establishment.

Just as we call on to the intellectuals in the world and the international meetings; to have an open look at this catastrophe – with a look of insight, intellect, and equality – so that the Palestinian community can be given its rights. And so that the oppression be lifted from it: such that they live in a honourable life. And at the same time we thank all -the nations and individuals- who have initiated in aiding and helping them.

We ask Allaah by His Beautiful Names and His Lofty Attributes; that He lifts the despair on this Ummah, and that He strengthens its religion, and to raise its statement, and to aid His allies, and to disgrace His enemies -and to return back their plots against themselves- and to save the Muslims from their evil, Indeed He is the Patron, and the One who is Most Able of all that. And may His blessings and good mention be upon our Prophet Muhammad, and also his family and his companions and those who follow them upon good; upto the Last Day.

His eminence; the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia,

President of the Council of Senior Scholars,

Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdullaah Aal ash-Shaykh.

Member of Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Verdicts .

Translation by Abu Waheeda As-Salafi

5th Muharram 1429.

Source : The Madeenah Journal

Note : As you can see this call is of no way an announcement of violence or terrorism.

Rather it is a sincere advise to all those involved – in their respective- categories.

And InshaAllaah it will be followed by our next article – in this series – of the Palestinian affair; by an article exposing the cause of the problem, and those who endorse it, and the solution.