Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Angels with Prophet Adam alaihi Salam

We start from Prophet Adam alaihi salam. the first man.

When Allah wanted to create Adam, Allah informed the angels of that. The angels asked Allah the reason behind that.

Al baqarah 2: 30

And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: “Verily, I am going to place (mankind) generations after generations on earth.” They said: “Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, – while we glorify You with praises and thanks and sanctify You.” He (Allâh) said: “I know that which you do not know.” (30)

Angels did not ask because they intend to disobey. Na’udzubillah. They ask to know and understand. Some scholars said, that previously there were another creation that brought destruction. Allah knows best. And indeed the angels are constantly glorifying Allah and praising Allah. But Allah informed the angels that He knows all things.

When Adam’s creation was completed, and Allah has breathed his soul into him, Allah commanded the angels and Iblis (who was residing in heaven) to prostrate to Adam.

Sad 38: 71-72

(Remember) when your Lord said to the angels: “Truly, I am going to create man from clay” (71) So when I have fashioned him and breathed into him (his) soul created by Me, then you fall down prostrate to him.” (72)

And as you know, the angels immediately responded to the command except Iblees.

Sad 38: 73-74
So the angels prostrated themselves, all of them: (73) Except Iblîs (Satan) he was proud and was one of the disbelievers. (74)

The Angels Taught Adam the Greetings of Islam

It is narrated that Abu Hurayrah said : the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi waslaam said : “Allah created Adam in His image, and he was sixty cubit tall. When He had created Adam, Allah said, “Go and greet them – a group of angels who were sitting – and listen to how they respond, for that will be your greeting and the greeting of descendents, ” so he said, “Assalamu ‘alaikum”, and they said, “Assalamu ‘alaykum warahmatullahh.” So the angles added the word wa rahamatullah.

This is among the first thing that the angel taught mankind.

Some explanation of “Allah created Adam in His image”, Insya Allah

HERE.

The angels washed Adam when he died

When Adam died, who would know how to wash his body. So the angels taught them.

Narrated by Ubayy that the prophet sallalahu alaihi wasalam said : “When Adam died, the angels washed his body with water an odd number of times, then they buried him in a grave with a lahd and said : this is the way of the sons of Adam.”

Reference

1. The World of the Noble Angels – Umar S. al Ashqar

2. Knowing the Angels – Muhammad al Jibaly

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Exaggeration of Praises of the Righteous People

An Nisa’ 4: 171
O people of the Scripture! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of Allâh aught but the truth. The Messiah Īsā(Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), was (no more than) a Messenger of Allâh and His Word, (“Be!” – and he was) which He bestowed on Maryam (Mary) and a spirit (Rûh) created by Him; so believe in Allâh and His Messengers. Say not: “Three (trinity)!” Cease! (it is) better for you. For Allâh is (the only) One Ilâh (God), glory be to Him (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allâh is All¬Sufficient as a Disposer of affairs.(171)

In this verse Allah forbids the Jews and the Christians from exaggeration and excess in their religion.
the Christians – making deity of Prophet Essa alaihi salam and the status of his mother, Maryam and his disciples
the jews – rejected Prophet Eesa alaihi salam altgether. They also exaggerated concerbing the position of Uzayr, their rabbis and monks.

Allah refuted the Christians for taking Eesa as the God’s son. He is the Messenger of Allah and the slave of Allah. Believe in Him as a prophet but not to elevate their status as equal to Allah.

It was the excessive praises and glorification of Eesa alaihi salam until the deified him and worshiped him as a partner with Allah.

An Nuh 71: 23
And they have said: ‘You shall not leave your gods, nor shall you leave Wadd, nor Suwâ’, nor Yaghûth, nor Ya’ûq, nor Nasr (these are the names of their idols). (23)

This ayah is about the group of people in the time of Prophet Nuh alaihi salam. They are devoted to the worship of their idols and they advised each other to worship them and not to abandon worshiping them. Wadd, Suwa, Yaguth, Ya’uq and Nasr are the names of their idols.

The names of these idols are the names of the men who had been righteous in their lives. Their people became excessive in their love for them, so that when they died Satan whispered to them that they should make images in them in order to remember them. Then later, after the generation died, the original purpose of the pictures was forgotten, and the succeeding generations began to worship them.

This quran verse prove that exaggeration and excessive veneration of righteous people is an act of shirk. Their excessive praises cause them to cause shirk by worshiping other than Allah.

Regarding the righteous people, it is allowed to love them for the sake of Allah, and they should be respected, and followed in their righteousness and their deeds. If they were among the Messengers and Prophets, their laws and that which they were commanded are to be taken from. What they have left behind is to be followed. This is the limit that has been allowed.

The exaggeration that is given to the righteous people are giving them special divine characteristics. Like for example claiming that they know the Ghayb and the secrets of the “Preserved Tablet”.

We cannot equate Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam to the Creator. And this is shirk. Our love to our prophet does not warrant us to make du’a and ask him to grant us things. This du’a must be directed to Allah alone.

In the authority Umar that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi salam said, “Do not praise me as the Christians praise the son of Maryam. I am no more than a slave (of Allah) and so say that I am Allah’s slave and His Messenger”. Bukhari

The Prophet sallalalhu alaihi wasalam forbids his ummah from praising him excessively in order that may never raise him above the status in which Allah has placed him. Believing in him as Allah’s Messenger sallalalhu alaihi wasalam entails believing him in all that he says, obeying him in what he commands, abstaining from what he forbids. But not to the point of elevating him to the status equal to Allah.

It is reported that the Messenger sallallahu alaihi wasalam said, “Beware of exaggerated praise, for it was only this which led those before you to destruction.” (Ahmad, an Nasa’i and Ibn Majah)

Prophet sallahu alaihi wasalam prohibits us from excess and exaggeration of praises of Allah’s created beings.

Thus be aware
1. Sometimes there is a person that you like for example your favourite speaker. Be aware to over praising him. First as not to destroy the person’s intentions and second to not over exaggerate that destroy you yourself that you overpraise the person to a level that he is not.

2. Be very cautious of being praised as well.

Lessons
1. the first act of shirk that occurred one earth was concerning the excessive praises of the righteous people.
2. Syaitan’s knowledge of innovation leads to, even if the intention of the doer is good.
3. It is forbidden to exceedingly praise the prophets and other righteous Muslims.
4. The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam took great care to prevent any means that might lead to sin.
5. The Christians exaggerated in the praise of Eesa.
6. The hadith refutes those who claim that Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasalam was more than a Messenger.

Reference
1. Kitab at Tauheed – Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab

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Al Qariah 101 : 1-11


1. Al-Qâri’ah (the striking Hour i.e. the Day of Resurrection),

2. what is the striking (Hour)?

3. and what will make You know what the striking (Hour) is?

4. it is a Day whereon mankind will be like moths scattered about,

5. and the mountains will be like carded wool,

6. Then as for Him whose balance (of good deeds) will be heavy,

7. He will live a pleasant life (in Paradise).

8. but as for Him whose balance (of good deeds) will be light,

9. He will have his home In Hawiyah (pit, i.e. Hell).

10. and what will make You know what it is?

11. (it is) a hot blazing Fire!

Al Qariah

This is one of the names of the Judgment day. Qurtubi said, “It is called the striking hour because it strikes heart with terror. It will be a day of terror and distress.”

This is the kind of terror that you get when you are shock. But Al Qariah would be even more shocking than any of the shock you ever had. This is due to the severity and shocking events of the day.

Allah has called the judgment day with many names. Among them are

i. Yawm al Akhirah (the resurrection Day)
ii. Yawm al Akhir (the Last Day)
iii. As Sa’ah (The Hour)
iv. Yawm al fasl (The Day of Separation)
v. Yawm ad Deen (the Day of Recompense)
vi. As saakkhah (The Trumpet Blast)
vii. At Taammaat al Kubraa (The Greatest catastrophe)
viii. Yawm al hasrah (The Day of Grief and Regrets)
ix. Al ghasyiah (The Overwhelming)
x. Al Haaqaah (The inevitable)

Wa ma adra kamal…

it is an indication that the subject being asked is something serious and also frightening. It is a question that asks what will make you know of the subject concerned.

And be sure that Allah will follow up with verses explaining the subject.

Allah mentions in Surah al Haqqah that the people of Thamud and ‘Ad rejected Al Qariah meaning they reject n the fact that they will be raised back after their death.

These will be among the people who will be shocked to see the truth of the terror of the day when it comes!

Moths Scattering about

Allah describes that on the Striking Hour, the mankind will be like moths scattered about. Have you seen the blizzard of moths swarming about a source of light? Have you observed how they fly about? Describe it.

Allah intensifies concerning the fright of the day by describing the condition of human on that day that will be scattering, their coming and their going, all due to being bewildered at what is happening to them, just like scattered moths. They will move about, stumbling to one another.

Some videos for illustration

Mountains like wool

This is a map showing the greatest mountain ranges in the world. Some of them host among the tallest and greatest mountains.

Look at a mountain and contemplate. A mountain huge and sturdy. Imagine they will turn to wool that will be blown easily by any soft breeze. They will become nothing.

And that is exactly what will happen on the striking hour when human will be running around in panic and things turned chaotic.

The Balance/ Scale

At the end of that Day, there will be a Balance that will be set up to weigh people’s deeds.

Qurtubi said: “When the Reckoning would have been completed, the deeds will be weighed. The weighing will be for the purpose of requital, so it should come after the Reckoning. The Reckoning will be an evaluation of people’s deeds, then the weighing will be to determine their values so that reward or punishment may be awarded accordingly.

The scale will be vast!

Al Haakim narrated from Salman that the prophet salllahu alaihi wasalam said

“The Balance will be set up on the Day of Resurrection, and even if the heavans and earth will be weighed in it, they would fit. The angels will say, “O Lord, who will be weighed in this?” Allah will say, “Whoever I will among my creation.” The angels will say, “Glory be to You, we did not worship You as You deserved to be worshipped.”

The scale will be precise and will not give any discrepancy in its measurements!

Al Anbiya 21: 47

and we shall set up balances of justice on the Day of Resurrection, Then none will be dealt with unjustly In anything. and if there be the weight of a mustard seed, we will bring it. and Sufficient are we as Reckoners.

Cause and Effect

If scale of good deeds are heavy – He will live a pleasant life that is in Jannah.

If scale of good deeds are light also meaning the bad deeds are heavy – He will be tormented in Hellfire.
عِيشَةٍ۬ رَّاضِيَةٍ۬ – pleasant life

What do you think is the pleasant life?

Some Hadith Concerning the Balance

Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “There are two phrases that are light on the tongue but heavy on the scale of rewards and are dear to (Allah) the Gracious One. These are, subhanallah wa bi-hamdihi (All Glory is to Allah and all Praise to Him), and subhanallah al-azim (Glorified is Allah, the Great).” (Muslim, Bukhari, and Tirmidhi)

Zuhr Ibn Habeesh related from Ibn Mas’ud [RA] that he had very thin legs. (One day), the wind flung away (his garments thus exposing them). The people laughed at him. Then Messenger of Allah [SAW] said: What are you laughing at? They said: O Prophet[SAW], from the thinness of his legs. He[SAW] said: By the One who has my soul in His Hand, the two of them (ie his two legs) are indeed heavier in the Balance than Uhud (a large mountain in Madinah).

Abu Malik al-Ashari (r.a.) (radhi Allahu anhu) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w.s.) said: “Cleanliness is half of faith. Alhamdulillah (Praise be to Allah) fills the scale. SubhanAllah (Glory be to Allah) and Alhamdulillah (Praise be to Allah) fill up what is between the heavens and the earth. Prayer is a light. Charity is proof (of one’s faith). Endurance is a brightness and the Qur‘an is a proof on your behalf or against you. All men go out early in the morning and sell themselves, thereby setting themselves free or destroying themselves.” (Muslim, 432)

Musa (Moses) (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him)said: ‘O my Rabb, teach me something through which I can remember You and supplicate to You.’ Allah answered: ‘Say, O Musa, La ilaha ilIa-Allah’. Musa said: ‘O my Rabb, all your slaves say these words’. Allah said: ‘O Musa, if the seven heavens and all they contain other than Me (Ghairy) and the seven earths as well, were all put in one side of a scale and La ilaha ilIa-Allah put in the other the latter would overweigh them.'” [This Hadith has been reported by Ibn Hibban, and Al-Hakim declared it Sahih].

Hawiyah

If you translate this verse with little Arabic that we know it would mean “So his mother will be Hawiyyah.” Remember the word for “mother” is أم.
But what does this mean?

Some scholars translate mother to mean, that one will fall into Hawiyyah head first as the head the mother of the body.

Some other interpret the meaning as, on a distressing day one will be running to what should comfort him most. Like a child running to his mother. But the only thing that the sinners will be running to is hell. Thus their mother on that day is the blazing hell.

Hawwiyah is another name that Allah uses for Hell.

Do you remember that we learn the word that Allah uses for hell in Surah humazah?

Describe it.

Hawwiyyah is described as chasm or abyss or bottomless pit because the one who is being thrown into it is thrown from top to bottom.

The next two verses will explain what Hawiyah is insya Allah

نَارٌ حَامِيَةُۢ

It is a hot blazing fire.

Which means the heat is extreme.

The prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam told us: “Fire as we know it is one seventieth part of the Fire of Hell” Someone said, “O Messenger of Allah, it is enough as it is!” he salllaahu alaihi waslaam said, “It is as if sixty nine equal portions were addedto fire as we know it.”

May Allah protect us from it!

Lessons from this surah:
1. One of the names of the resurrection day is Al Qariah
2. Horrifying things will happen on yawm al akhirah : the huge sturdy mountains will be just like discarded wool totally destroyed.
3. On the resurrection day man will be divided to two categories : the one heavy in the good deed scale and the one light in the good deed scale
4. The one with the heavy balance – will live a life of pleasure that is Paradise.
5. The one light in balance – will be thrown into hell fire with blazing fire.

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Hadith10 Allah is Pure and Only Accept what is Pure

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On the authority of Abu Hurairah (radiAllaahu ‘anhu) who said: The Messenger of Allah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said

Allah the Almighty is Pure and accepts only that which is pure. And verily Allah has commanded the Believers to do that which He has commanded the Messengers. So the Almighty has said

“O (you) Messengers! Eat of the Tayyibaat [all kinds of Halaal (legal) foods], and perform righteous deeds.” [Al Mu’minun 23:51]

and the Almighty has said

“O you who believe! Eat of the lawful things that We have provided you” [Al Baqarah 2:172]

Then he mentioned [the case] of a man who, having journeyed far, is dishevelled and dusty, and who spreads out his hands to the sky saying “O Lord! O Lord!”, while his food is Haraam (unlawful), his drink is Haraam, his clothing is Haraam, and he has been nourished with Haraam, so how can [his supplication] be answered ?! [Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim.]

Allah is Pure

 Pure in this connotation denotes that Allah is Holy – Al Qudoos, free from all deficiencies and flaws.

Allah use the word tayyib in a few different context in the quran.

Speech that is good and pure while the wicked is impure. Please refer to the arabic. Allah uses the word Tayyib to describe good.

26. bad statements are for bad people (or bad women for bad men) and bad people for bad. An Nur 24: 26

24. see You not How Allâh sets forth a parable? – a goodly word as a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches (reach) to the sky (i.e. very high). Ibrahim 14: 24

10. Whosoever desires honour, power and Glory Then to Allâh belong All honour, power and Glory [and one can get honour, power and Glory Only by obeying and worshipping Allâh (Alone)]. to Him ascend (all) the goodly words, and the righteous deeds exalt it (the goodly Words i.e. the goodly Words are not accepted by Allâh unless and until they are followed by good deeds), but those who plot evils, Theirs will be Severe torment. and the plotting of such will perish. Fatir 35: 10

Allah also describes the Believers as pure. The word Tayyib here is used as pure or pious.

32. those whose lives the angels take while they are In a pious state (i.e. pure from All evil, and worshipping none but Allâh Alone) saying (to them): Salâmun ‘Alaikum (peace be on you) enter You Paradise, because of (the good) which You used to do (in the world).” An Nahl 16 : 32

Because of the faith in the believer’s heart, he is completely pure: his heart, his tongue, and his body. These are the fruits of faith.

Can you name the deeds that are pure done by the following organ?

heart

tongue

limbs

Allah only accepts from what is Pure and Lawful

Food that are Tayyib

The greatest ways in which a believer can achieve purity of deeds is by purity of his food, making sure it is from lawful sources. In both these verses (in the hadith) are Allah’s commands for us to eat things that are Tayyib – lawful.

Tayyib here means lawful. Lawful (in the context of food) means it is halal. In general one can eat anything unless it is stipulated as haram. And that is why it seems like in religion only haram things are discussed because there are plentiful of halal things to eat out there.

The haram food are

  1. swine
  2. Animal carcasses
  3. Animals that are not slaughtered in the name of Allah
  4. animals slaughtered on idolatrous altars
  5. animals that we are not allowed to eat which hunt its prey using teeth and claws like dogs, cats and tigers.
  6. Animals that are killed not by slaughtering – strangled, beaten, electrocuted and so forth.

Al Maidah 5: 3

Forbidden to You (for food) are: Al-Maytatah (the dead animals – cattle-beast not slaughtered), blood, the flesh of swine, and the meat of that which has been slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allâh, or has been slaughtered for idols, etc., or on which Allâh’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering, and that which has been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by the goring of horns – and that which has been (partly) eaten by a wild animal – unless You are Able to slaughter it (before its death) ­ and that which is sacrificed (slaughtered) on An­Nusub (stone altars). (Forbidden) also is to use arrows seeking luck or decision, (all) that is Fisqun (disobedience of Allâh and sin). This day, those who disbelieved have given up All hope of Your religion, so fear them not, but fear Me. This day, I have perfected Your Religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for You Islâm as Your religion. but as for Him who is forced by Severe hunger, with no inclination to sin (such can eat These above-mentioned meats), Then surely, Allâh is Oft­Forgiving, Most Merciful.

7. Even halal food can become haram like fruits presented to idols such as the mandarin oranges put at the altar or the graves.

Let us ponder on this hadith

It is reported from Tariq Ibn Shihab (Radhi Allaahu Anhu) that the Prophet said:

“A man entered Paradise because of a fly, while another entered the Fire because of a fly.” They asked: “How was that possible, oh, Messenger of Allah ?” He replied: “Two men passed by a people who had an idol, which it was not permissible for anyone to pass without making a sacrifice to it. They (the people) said to the first man: “Sacrifice (something).” He said: “I have nothing with which to do so.” They said: “Sacrifice some-thing, even if it were only a fly,” and so he did so, and they allowed him to continue on his way and so he entered the Hell-fire. Then they said to the second man: “Sacrifice (something).” But he said: “I will not sacrifice anything unless it be to Allah , the Almighty, the All-powerful,” so they struck his neck (and he died) and entered Paradise.” (Narrated by Ahmad)

ix. Intoxication and drugs.

Intoxication and drugs (except for lawful use of medicine) is the mother of evils.

This is a good read, Insya Allah. HERE.

This indicates that eating what is lawful helps one to do righteous deeds. The Prophets, peace be upon them, did this in the most perfect manner, and did all kinds of good deeds in words, actions, guidance and advice. May Allah reward them with good on behalf of the people.

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Eating good food, when done intending obedience and in order to strengthen the body for carrying out one’s obligation, is thus rewarded by Allah

For as long as the food is lawful and the work is righteous, then the deeds be accepted.

Using Illegal Money

What is also haram food include the food that is bought using illegal money. Illegal money may come from stealing, or haram job, money out of lying, gambling money and so forth. Haram money brought to the home will be used to feed the family, he clothes they wear, the education they paid for, the medicine they bought and so forth. The whole life is built from haram.

If then, how can the supplications be accepted?

Ponder on this verse

27. and (O Muhammad ) recite to them (the Jews) the story of the two sons of Adam [Hâbil (Abel) and Qâbil (Cain)] In truth; when each offered a sacrifice (to Allâh), it was accepted from the one but not from the other. the latter said to the former: “I will surely kill you. ” the former said: “Verily, Allâh accepts Only from those who are Al-Muttaqûn (the pious – see V.2:2).” AlMaidah 5: 27

The Pious Predecessors used to fear for themselves from the implication of this verse that their deeds are not accepted by Allah. They pray for many months that their deeds in ramadhan is accepted. Whereas we are confident with our little worship. Astaghfirulah!

Charity out of ill gotten money is not acceptable.

Ibn Umar narrated that Prophet sallalahu alaihi wasalam said,

“Allah does not accept prayer that is not preceded by ablution, nor does He accept the charity given out of Ghulul (property taken from war booty before its distribution). (Muslim in Kitab At Taharah)

Summary

  1. Eat lawful food
  2. Take lawful earning
  3. Deeds are accepted if one eats lawful food
  4. Charity from haram is not accepted

Eating what is unlawful corrupts one deeds and prevents them from being accepted.

Allah commands His servants and Messengers, peace be upon them all, to eat lawful food and do righteous deeds.

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The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam described the man who has travelled for a long period until he became unkempt and exhausted to illustrate a condition of hardship and humility during which response to supplication is most expected.

Prophet salllahu alaihi wasalam indicated the manners of supplication and the causes which bring to the response to it in this hadith. They are

1. Long journey

Narrated by Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet salllahualaihi wasalam said, “There are three whose supplication is answered without doubt: The supplication of the oppressed, the supplication of the traveler, and the supplication for the father od his son.” (Abu dawood in Kitab as Salah).

Bearing difficulties and dejection are some of the greatest causes for answer to supplication.

2. One’s clothes have become worn out, and his appearance is disheveled and dusty.

Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam said, “Many a person with disheveled hair (and dust coloured) is turned away from the doors (whereas Allah holds him in such high esteem) that if he were to swear by Allah, Allah would fulfill that for him. (Muslim in Kitab al Birr)

3. Raising one’s hand to the sky

Hadith of Salman, Prophet salllahu alaihi wasalam said, “Your Lord is magnificent and generous, and is ashamed to turn away empty the hands of His servant when he raises them to Him.”

Raising the hands in supplication was known to be the practice of the prophet salllahu alaihi wasalam. When he performed the prayer for rain, he raised his hands so  high that ine could see the white of his armpit (Bukhary in Kitab Al Istisqa’). Also, when he besseched Allah for help against the polytheists during the Battle of Badr, he extended his arms such that his cloak fell of his shoulders. (Muslim in Kitab al Jihad was Siyar)

4. Pleading with Allah by repetitively remembering and metioning His Lordship. Using the supplication that are found in Quran, they areusually mentioned with the name of the Lord.

Other time that du’a is most maqbul. Tick what you can do most often.

1. The Last Third Of The Night
2. Late at night
3. Between Adhan and Iqamah
4. An Hour On Friday
5. While Drinking Zamzam Water
6. While Prostrating
7. When Waking Up at Night
8. The Night Of ‘Qadr’ (Decree)
9. During The Rain
10. The One Who Is Suffering Injustice and Opression
11. The Traveler
12. The Parent’s Supplication for their Child
13. Dua after praising Allah and giving salat on the Prophet (SAW) in the tashahhud at the end of salat.
14. The dua of a Muslim for his absent brother or sister Muslim stemming from the heart.
15. Dua on the Day of Arafat
16. Dua during the month of Ramadan
17. Dua when the Armies meet
18. When Muslims gather for the purpose of invoking and remembering Allah (Dhikrullah).
19. First Ten days of Dhul-Hijjah
20. Dua when the heart reaches out to Allah and is ready to be totally sincere
21. Dua of people after the death of a person
22. Dua of the one fasting until he breaks his fast.
23. Dua of the one fasting at the time of breaking fast
24. Dua of a just Ruler
25. Dua of a son or daughter obedient to his or her parents
26. Dua immediately after wudu
27. Dua after stoning the Jamarat at Hajj
28. At the Crowing of a Rooster
29. Du’a made inside the Ka’bah
30. Du’a on the mount of Safa or Marwah during Umrah or Hajj
31. Dua at any of the holy sites.
32. While reciting Surah al-Fatihah
33. Saying ‘Ameen’ during prayer
34. While visiting the sick, and dua made by the sick

Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam indicated what prevents the supplication from being answered which are delving into the unlawful whether from food, drink, clothes or nutrition.

If we study the description of the man, we can perhaps infer that the man may be on his journey for hajj and  jihad – the greatest deed in the sight of Allah.

Yet, in spite of that, there remains a preventative factor when the person calls Allah: his unworthiness due to prolonged consumption of haram.

However, Allah does answer the supplication of the disobedient person. In fact He did answer the supplication one of the greatest disbeliever. Do you know who it is?

What did he supplicate for?

Al Aaraf 7:14-15.

14. (Iblîs) said: “Allow Me respite till the Day they are raised up (i.e. the Day of Resurrection).”

15. (Allâh) said: “You are of those allowed respite.”

Al Hijr 15: 37

36. [Iblîs (Satan)] said: “O My Lord! give Me Then respite till the Day they (the dead) will be resurrected.”

37. Allâh said: “Then, Verily, You are of those reprieved,

Al Saad 38: 80

79. [Iblîs (Satan)] said: “My Lord! give Me Then respite till the Day the (dead) are resurrected.”

80. (Allâh) said: “Verily! You are of those allowed respite

Allah also answers the supplication of the disbelievers even though they are not asking from Him. However, what Allah gives to them in this world now is insignificant compared to what Allah will give to the believers in yaumul akhirah. He answers the supplication due to His great wisdom and his infinite Grace and Kindness and Generosity. Allaah knows best.

This hadith, should make us alert that if one persists on consuming what is haram, they should not expect Allah’s aid and that response to his supplication is most likely until he repents from the sin.

Allah Is Pure

Allah is pure and except only what is pure. He only accepts the pure ones to enter in Jannah. The pure ones are the one who does good deeds (Amal soleh) and among the righteous (soleh).

The word صلح is usually translated as righteous. It actually carries the meaning of rectification, and being worthy or suitable, etc.

If you notice in one of the morning adzkar,

ياحـي يا قـيـوم، بـرحمـتك
استـغـيث، 
اصلـح 
لي شَ ـانـي ِ
، ولا تكلـني الى نفـسي طـرفة عـين

O You Who is Everliving and Sustains and Protects everything, I seek assistance through the means of your mercy, rectify for me all my affairs and do not leave me to myself, even for the blink of an eye.

The word aslih أصلح is translated as Rectify.

Then we have the word amilus solihat عَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ

solihat is صالحات

this is derived from the word صلح

وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ – amilus solihat is translated as good deeds.

Why Allah calls it solihat – because the deeds make them proper and good. The deeds are to correct and rectify the person. It makes them good and rectify the worldly affair and akhirat.

What it also means is doing deed that will rectify you so that you become among the solihin (صاليحين). The soleh people (solihin is the plural for soleh) are the people who did deeds that rectified them and they become those who are rectified or those who are worthy because they are rectified.

Becomes worthy for what? Rectified and only then will be يصلح suitable/ worthy/ fit to be among Ar Rahman in His Jannah.

Jannah is only for the one who is rectified and had taqwa and did deeds that rectified them and made them worthy.

Allah only accepts those who are pure and they are from people who do righteous deeds.

Lessons

In this hadith the importance of avoiding the unlawful is emphasized. And this is one of those ahaadeeth upon which the Principles and Rulings of Islaam are built.  It teaches that whoever expects his deeds to be accepted by Allah must not pollute them with something unlawful. A person who would like his supplications be answered by Allah should take care to consume only what is lawful. And that whosoever wishes to supplicate to Allaah should humble and submit himself before his Lord with that which is Halaal.

  • That Allaah accepts only that which is good
  • That every believer is obliged to do that which the Messengers were obliged to do (except what is specifically exempted)
  • That every Muslim must eat only Halaal and must take great care that he has avoided eating whatever he knew to be Haraam or suspicious
  • That performing righteous deeds is waajib for every one of us
  • That frequently we turn to Allaah for help while we do not try to eat, drink, maintain ourselves and earn in a pure way
  • That if we do not take care of the above then our prayers will not be effective
  • That it is correct to raise ones hands while asking Allaah for something

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May 4, 2012 · 8:09 pm