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Assalamu Alaikum Warahamtullahi Wabaraktuh

Brothers and sisters have been asking lately, how come you dont update your blog as frequent anymore brother Aboo Thaabit? Well to be honest since Ramadhaan started I have been busy, and I have also been working on a more “complete” website.

So for the time being this blog will be moved to that website, and anyone who reads this is free to go and check it out. Please subscribe to the RSS feed of the new website and help spread the word, may Allaah reward you!

The new website is http://www.khalduun.com

Published in: on September 9, 2010 at 4:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

Passing away during Ramadhaan

Question:

The Prophet said;

When Ramadhaan arrives the doors of Paradise are flung open and the doors of Hellfire are slammed shut.

Does this mean that one who dies in Ramadhaan enters Paradise without questioning?

Answer:

The situation is not as such. Rather, what this means is the doors of Paradise are flung open as an inspiration to the Muslims to make easy their entry (to Paradise). And the doors of Hellfire are shut to prevent the Believers from sins such that they do not enter (through) these doors. And this does not mean that one who dies in Ramadhaan enters Paradise without questioning, rather those who shall enter Paradise without questioning are those whom the Messenger has described in his statement;

They are the ones who do not steal and do not cauterise and are not pessimistic and in their Lord they put their trust.

[Fataawa Shaykh Muhammad as-Saalih al-Uthaymeen Volume 1, Page 561]

Published in: on August 19, 2010 at 3:52 pm  Comments (5)  

Strange deaths

Here is a short compilation of peculiar deaths of past scholars. Keeping in mind that when Allaah makes death difficult upon a person it is a means of cleansing them of their sins so that they may reach the Aakhirah in a better state.

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Published in: on July 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm  Comments (2)  

‘Til the last breath.

Aboo Ja’far at-Tastaree said:

I went to Aboo Zur’ah (ar-Raazee) whilst he was on his death bed and with him was Aboo Haatim and Muhammad bin Muslim and al-Mundhir bin Shaathaan along with a group of scholars. And they mentioned the hadith of Talqeen (making the dying person utter the Shahaadah) and the Prophets statement:

“Make your dead (dying) pronounce laa ilaaha illaAllaah”

But they became shy around Aboo Zur’ah and felt embarssed to remind him.

So they said to eachother, come and lets mention the hadith (perhaps Aboo Zur’ah will realise) so Muhammad bin Muslim started of, he said:

It was narrated by ad-Dhahaak bin Makhlad on the authority of ‘Abdi al-Hameed bin Ja’far on the authority of Saalih…

And he stopped narrating and couldnt continue (as if he forgot the chain)

Aboo Haatim took over and said:

It was narrated by Bundaar that he said it was narrated by Aboo ‘Aasim on the authority of ‘Abdi al-Hameed bin Ja’far on the authority of Saalih…

But even he stopped there.

And the rest of the scholars were all silent

Then Aboo Zur’ah said whilst on his death bed.

It was narrated to us by Bundaar that he said it was narrated to us by Aboo ‘Aasim that he said it was narrated to us by ‘Abdi al-Hameed on the authority of Saalih bin Abee ‘Areeb on the authority of Katheer bin Murrah al-Hadhramee on the authority of Mu’aadh bin Jabal that he said the Messenger of Allaah said:

“Whoever makes his last utterance  laa ilaaha illaAllaah enters Jannah”

And then he (Aboo Zur’ah) passed away.

[Translated from Tahdeeb al-Kamaal by al-Haafidh al-Mizzi]

Published in: on July 3, 2010 at 3:59 am  Comments (6)  

Free Summer Classes

This is a free summer class, join and benefit inshAllaah. Invite family and friends too, help spread the word!

Published in: on June 30, 2010 at 2:56 pm  Comments (2)  

Life is short

Muhammad bin Is-haaq said:

Narrated by Sa’eed bin ‘Abdi-Rahmaan bin Hassaan bin Thaabit bin al-Mundir bin Haraam.

That Haraam Aboo al-Mundir lived for 120 years and his son al-Mundir lived for 120 years, and his son Thaabit lived for 120 years, and his son Hassaan lived for 120 years.

Whenever this hadith was narrated to ‘Abdi-Rahmaan he used to lie down on his bed and laugh and stretch (expecting long life). He passed away at the age of 48 [Tahdeeb al-Kamaal by al-Haafidh al-Muzi] 

Published in: on June 16, 2010 at 8:30 am  Comments (4)  

Want Success?

Imaam Tirmidhi reports in an authentic hadith that the Prophet said:

“Ten verses have been revealed to me, whoever establishes these will enter Jannah.” Then he read the ten first ten verses of Surah al-Mu’minoon. (more…)

Published in: on June 14, 2010 at 7:15 am  Comments (7)  

Never Judge!

It is often very easy for practising muslims to judge and look down upon non practising muslims, forgetting quickly that it was only through the grace and mercy of Allaah that they themselves were guided.

كَذَلِكَ كُنتُم مِّن قَبْلُ فَمَنَّ اللّهُ عَلَيْكُمْ

You, too, were once in the same condition - but God has been gracious unto you. [Surah Nisaa]

Narrated by Aboo Hurayrah that he said, I heared the Messenger of Allaah say:

There used to be two brothers from the Children of Israel, one of them used to sin whilst the other was a strong worshipper.

The worshipping brother never used to see the sinning brother except in the state of sin (always committing a sin). And he used to say to him “Decrease!” (in terms of how much sin he used to commit).

Then one day he found him committing yet another sin whereupon he proclaimed “Decrease!” So his brother said to him, leave me alone with  my Lord (i.e only He can judge me), were you sent as a guardian over me?! So the worshipping brother said “By Allaah! Allaah will never forgive you! And you will never enter paradise!”

So their souls were taken (i.e they passed away) and were gathered infront of the Lord of the worlds. And (Allaah) said to the worshipper “Did you have any knowledge of Me? Or did you possess the powers that I possesss?”

Then (Allaah) said to the sinner “Go and enter Paradise by My Mercy” And (Allaah) said to the other one “Take him away to the Hell fire!” [Sunan Abee Daawood 4901]

Published in: on June 12, 2010 at 5:39 pm  Comments (4)  

Empty words

Dear muslims, do not be like the outcast Shaytaan who said to the people ‘Verily I fear Allaah’

In surah Anfaal he said:

 إِنِّي بَرِيءٌ مِّنكُمْ إِنِّي أَرَى مَا لاَ تَرَوْنَ إِنِّيَ أَخَافُ اللّهَ وَاللّهُ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ

 “Behold, I am not responsible for you: behold, I see something that you do not see: behold, I fear God-for God is severe in retribution !”

And in Surah Hashr he said:

إِنِّي بَرِيءٌ مِّنكَ إِنِّي أَخَافُ اللَّهَ رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ

 “Behold, I am not responsible for thee: behold, I fear God, the Sustainer of all the worlds!”

But does this mean that Iblees really fears Allaah? The scholars give different tafsir of these verses.

With regards to Surah Anfaal they say that he is not fearful of Allaah but rather he actually sees the Angels coming towards him and he says what he says just to get away from the people.

In Surah Hashr he says I fear Allaah but what he truly means is he fears his punishment since he knows his destiny.

And some scholars say that it is all a lie to trick mankind, and it is nothing but empty words.

Published in: on June 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm  Comments (4)  

Pick one!

Shaykh ibn ‘Uthaymeen was asked the following question.

Which one is more superior (in terms of reward) the person giving the Athaan or the Imaam leading the people in Salah?

The Shaykh answered:

Giving the athaan is superior to leading the prayer since the person giving the athaan is raising his voice proclaiming the greatness of Allaah whilst bearing witness to the prophethood of the Prophet.

Aswell as calling the people towards success and prayer five times a day.

And there is no tree nor stone that hears his voice except that it will give testimony for him on the day of judgement.

Published in: on May 26, 2010 at 10:19 am  Comments (3)  
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