Monday, 27 December 2010

Beware! Do not lift the curtain!

Tirmidhi #76 records on the authority of Nawwas ibn Sam'an that the messenger of Allah (sallallahu alyhi wa sallam) said:

"Allah has set forth the following as a parable:

There is a road that leads straight to the destination. On either side of the road there is a wall in which there are open doors with curtains hanging on them. From the remote end of the road, a voice calls, 'proceed straight and do not turn aside'. Whenever someone intends to lift a curtain from the door another voice calls from above. 'Beware! Do not lift the curtain; otherwise you will be lured inside'. The prophet (sallallahu alyhi wa sallaam) explained the parable by saying that the straight path is Islam. the walls are the limits imposed by Allah, the open doors are the things that He has prohibited, the voice which calls from the end of the road is the Quran and the voice which calls from above is Allah's monitor in the heart of every believer".

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It was declared Hasan Gharib by Tirmidhee and sahih by Hakim #245 with Dhahabi agreeing and Al-Albani , sahih al-Jami' #3887

Sunday, 5 December 2010

What can we do to help?

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem,

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh.

I pray you are all in the best of health & Imaan, Insha'Allah.

A very inspirational friend in my life started a project on her Facebook called 'The Palestine Project', in which she raises awareness for the atrocities that are committed by the British, American & Israeli forces, EVERY SINGLE DAY.

I've decided to take some of the ideas represented on her project to start my own, on here. I've spent a lot of time using my Facebook as a means to make people open their eyes, especially the Muslims who should know better than to sit back & be self-involved. I've heard almost every excuse under the sun about why we should turn a blind eye, from 'Yeh but whatever Allah does He does so why help?', Yes, of course Allah does whatever He does, but He will also not change the condition of people until they change what is within themselves, & how do you know all of this isn't just a test from Allah (SWT) to see what we do? I've also heard 'Yeh but you don't live there', whaaaaaat? So that means I can't help? Subhan'Allah. If they were being Muslims, they would be helping those in need. Islam teaches love, compassion, peace & justice amongst the people of the world, however it seems people have a very tainted view of the word justice nowadays.

There are many ways in which we can help the people of Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Bosnia, Chechnya etc. That is through duaa for them, charity & raising awareness. I pray that one day I can take it one step further & join my brothers & sisters in the oppressed/3rd world countries & work alongside them to make an even bigger difference, Insha'Allah.

One such website in which you make donations is:

They have many different places to which you can donate, Insha'Allah.

Islamic Relief USA sometimes has more of a variety of places you can donate, so it would be worth checking out here:

I'm currently looking at how to 'adopt' a Palestinian family, Insha'Allah by starting there we can work our way around to other places that are in dire need of our help.

I pray that you all make the effort to help because together, we can make a difference, Insha'Allah.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Never underestimate the power of Duaa.

They may bring their nuclear weapons, the hydrogen bombs, their tanks and their war planes and whatever they may bring. Allah has given us a weapon better than all of that. Look at your two hands, raise them and then ask of Him for protection. You will soon come to see which weapon is stronger. - Raiiq Ridwan.