17 Types Of Sadaqah Every Muslim Man And Woman Should Know

Sadaqah is not only linked with money. We often think that taking out
money from our earnings are Sadaqah, but there are many ways we can do it!

These are the 17 types we can take out as Sadaqah:

1. Dua.
If you are just praying for the person who you care about or any person
who has asked for you to dua.

2. Knowledge.
Spreading knowledge among the people who can’t afford it.

3. Advice.
Giving wise advice to your younger siblings or people who are younger than you.

4. To smile at your Muslim brother.
Talking, meeting and greeting the people you meet (In halal way).

5. Help.
Help the poor and help the people who can not help themselves.
Solving people problems can also be the thing you can do.

6. Time.
Taking time out for the parents and your wife/husband is also a sadaqah.

7. Tarbiyyah.
Nurture (Tarbiyyah), growing up your kids well mannered is also a sadaqah.

8. Patience over difficult times.
Be very patient, do not yell about your problems to anyone. Allah will solve them for you.

9. To advise for good.
Advice your misguided friends to be on the Path of Allah.

10. To stop from evil.
Do not plan the bad things, do not hurt or kill any living thing.

11. To talk softly.
Do not be harsh and rude, Allah does not like Arrogant people.

12. To forgive.
Forgive the people who ask for you forgiveness.

13. To give respect.
Giving respect to elders and youngsters as well as giving credit to the people who deserve it.

14. To be a part of someone’s happiness.
Being happy in someone else’s happiness, DO NOT BE JEALOUS!

15. To visit the sick.
Visiting the sick is also the sunnah of our beloved Prophet (PBUH)

16. To remove harmful things from the path.
Such as removing the stone that comes to your way.

17. To guide someone on the right way.
Guiding means, if someone you see is misguided, then guiding that
person to right path.

Sharing this is also a Sadaqah!

Are Celebrating Birthdays allowed in Islam?

What is the evidence on celebrating birthdays, is it allowed in islam?

The evidence in the Qur’aan and Sunnah indicates that celebrating birthdays is a kind of bid’ah or innovation in religion, which has no basis in the pure sharee’ah.

It is not permitted to accept invitations to birthday celebrations, because this involves supporting and encouraging bid’ah. Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Or have they partners with Allaah (false gods) who have instituted for them a religion which Allaah has not allowed…?” [al-Shoora 42:21]

“Then We have put you (O Muhammad) on a plain way of (Our) commandment. So follow that, and follow not the desires of those who know not. Verily, they can avail you nothing against Allaah (if He wants to push you). Verily, the zaalimoon (wrongdoers) are awliyaa’ (protectors, helpers, etc.) to one another, but Allaah is the Wali (Protector, Helper) of the muttaqoon (pious).” [al-Jaathiyah 45:18-19]

“Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord, and follow not any awliyaa’ (protectors, helpers, etc.) besides Him. Little do you remember!” [al-A’raaf 7:3]

According to saheeh reports, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever does something that is a not part of this matter of ours (i.e., Islam) will have it rejected” (reported by Muslim in his Saheeh); and “The best of speech is the Book of Allaah and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

The most evil of things are those which have been newly invented (in religion), and every innovation is a going astray.” There are many other ahaadeeth that convey the same meaning.

Besides being bid’ah and having no basis in sharee’ah, these birthday celebrations also involve imitation of the Jews and Christians in their birthday celebrations. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, warning us against following their ways and traditions: “You would follow the ways of those who came before you step by step, to such an extent that if they were to enter a lizard’s hole, you would enter it too.”

They said, “O Messenger of Allaah, (do you mean) the Jews and Christians?” He said, “Who else?” (Reported by al-Bukhaari and Muslim). The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.”

May Allah guide us all.

Cupping 
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“Indeed in cupping (hijama) there is a cure.” [Saheeh Muslim (5706)].

“Whoever performs cupping (hijama) on the 17th, 19th or 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) then it is a cure for every disease.”

[Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3861)].

“Whoever revives a Sunnah from my Sunnah and the people practise it, he/she will have the same reward of those who practise it without their reward diminishing…”

[Sunan ibn Maajah (209)].

“Indeed the best of remedies you have is cupping (hijama)…”

[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5371)].

“If there was something excellent to be used as a remedy then it is cupping (hijama).”

[Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3857),

“I did not pass by an angel from the angels on the night journey except that they all said to me: Upon you is cupping (hijama), O Muhammad.”

[Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3477)].

“Oh Muhammad, order your Ummah (nation) with cupping (hijama).”

[Saheeh Sunan Tirmidhee (3479)].

“Whoever wants to perform cupping (hijama) then let him search for the 17th, 19th and 21st day (of the Islamic, lunar month) and let none of you allow his blood to rage (boil) such that it kills him.”

[Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3486)].

“When the weather becomes extremely hot, seek aid in cupping (hijama). Do not allow your blood to rage (boil) such that it kills you.” [Reported by Hakim in his ‘Mustadrak’ and he authenticated it and Imam ad-Dhahabi agreed (4/212)].

“Healing is in three things: in the incision of the cupper, in drinking honey, and in cauterizing with fire, but I forbid my Ummah (nation) from cauterization (branding with fire).”

[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5681), Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3491)].

“Cupping (hijama) on an empty stomach* is best. In it is a cure and a blessing…”

[Saheeh Sunan ibn Maajah (3487)].

Whenever someone would complain of a headache to the Messenger of Allah (saw), he would advise them to perform cupping (hijama).”

[Saheeh Sunan abi Dawud (3858)].

MAY ALLAH SUBHANA WA TAALA GUIDE US TO FOLLOW THE PROPHET’S PEACE BE UPON HIM SAYINGS AND THIS IS INDEED THE WAY THAT WILL LEAD US TO PROSPERY… Aameen…

1. Her Obedience to the Creator: A practicing Muslim man loves to have a practicing Muslim wife; who knows that the life of this world is nothing but a test from her Lord; giving her an opportunity to come closer and closer to Allah, doing more and more good deeds to please Him Azza wa jal, restricting herself from the desires of her inner self that go against the will of her Creator.

But as for him who feared standing before his Lord, and restrained himself from impure evil desires, and lusts. Verily, Paradise will be his abode. (Surah An- Naaziyaat: 40-41)

2. Her Haya (Modesty/Shyness): Haya is one of the most significant factors of a woman’s personality. Haya according to a believer’s nature refers to a bad and uneasy feeling accompanied by embarrassment, caused by one’s fear of being exposed or censured for some unworthy or indecent conduct.

Prophet Sallallahu alaihiwasallam said: “Haya comes from Eman; Eman leads to Paradise. Obscenity comes from antipathy; and antipathy leads to the fire.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

A Muslim woman feels shy to do anything that would displease her Lord in any aspect. She has haya in her talk, she has haya in her gaze, she has haya in her clothing, she has haya in her walk. Her haya in her talk is that she is not soft in her speech but speaks honorably. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says (interpretation of the meaning):

“O wives of the Prophet! You are not like any other women. If you keep your duty (to Allah), then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honorable manner” (Surah Al-Ahzaab:32)

Her haya in her gaze is that she does not look at what Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has prohibited for her to look. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says (interpretation of the meaning):

And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts)… (Verse continues) (Surah An-Nur: 31)

Her haya in her clothing is that she does not reveal to others what Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has forbidden for her to reveal. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says (interpretation of the meaning):

…And not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like both eyes for necessity to see the way or outer dress like veil, gloves, head-cover, apron, etc.), and to draw their veils all over Juyubihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms,) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers, or their sons, or their husband’s sons, or their brothers or their brother’s sons, or their sister’s sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islâm), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigor, or small children who have no sense of the feminine sex.. (Verse Continues) (Surah An-Nur: 31)

Her haya in her walk is that she walks modestly without attracting others attention towards herself. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says (interpretation of the meaning): .

..And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allâh to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful. (Surah An-Nur: 31)

Abu Usayd al-Ansari narrated that he heard Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu alaihiwasallam say to the women on his way out of the mosque when he saw men and women mixing together on their way home: ‘Give way (i.e., walk to the sides) as it is not appropriate for you to walk in the middle of the road.’ Thereafter, women would walk so close to the wall that their dresses would get caught on it.

(Narrated by Abu Dawood in “Kitab al-Adab min Sunanihi, Chapter: Mashyu an-Nisa Ma’ ar-Rijal fi at-Tariq)

A woman who has the knowledge of Allah’s commandment to preserve her modesty, submitting herself to the will of her creator, even after having the desire to be praised for her beauty, is without doubt beloved to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and as well as to all good believing men.

3. Her Beauty:
Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala made women beautiful in the sight of men. It’s just that some human beings are more attracted towards some than others. Aishah RadhiyAllahu anha said: “I heard the Prophet Sallallahu alaihiwasallam saying: ‘Souls are like conscripted soldiers; those whom they recognize, they get along with, and those whom they do not recognize, they will not get along with.’” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Al-Qurtubi said: “Although they are all souls, they differ in different ways, so a person will feel an affinity with souls of one kind, and will get along with them because of the special quality that they have in common.

So we notice that people of all types will get along with those with whom they share an affinity, and will keep away from those who are of other types. [This is like the old saying goes, “Birds of a feather flock together”] For a believing man, a Muslim woman’s beauty is not just how her nose looks or how big her eyes are, but her modesty, purity of heart, and innocence make her look beautiful as well. Also Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala makes people whom He loves, pleasing to others.

“When Allah loves someone he calls to Jibreel Alaihissalaam saying, ‘O Jibreel, I love such and such a person, so love him.’ Then Jibreel will call to the (angels) of the heavens, ‘Allah loves such and such a person so love him.’ And the angels will love [that person]. And then Allah will place the pleasure in the hearts of the people towards this person.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

4. Her Intellect/playfulness: Intellect and playfulness are two qualities of women highly liked by men. Every man likes to have an intelligent wife who can advise and support him in day to day matters. Khadija bint Khuwaylid RadhiyAllahu anha was one of the most beloved wives of Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).

She supported Allah’s messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) at the very beginning of his Prophethood when Jibreel alaihissalaam brought the first revelation to him. Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) always admired her and remembered her even long after her death. A playful wife is a joy and pleasure to a man’s heart.

Prophet Sallallahu alaihiwasallam recommended Jabir bin ‘Abdullah to marry a virgin so that the two could play with each other and amuse each other. Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: “My father died and left seven or nine girls and I married a matron.

Allah’s Apostle said to me, “O Jabir! Have you married?” I said, “Yes.” He said, “A virgin or a matron?” I replied, “A matron.” he said, “Why not a virgin, so that you might play with her and she with you, and you might amuse her and she amuse you.” (Hadith continued) (Sahih Al- Bukhari)

5. Her Truthfulness: Being truthful and honest is an essential quality of a believer. ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ood RadhiyAllahu anh said: The Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alaihiwasallam said: “I urge you to be truthful, for truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise.

A man will continue to be truthful and seek to speak the truth until he is recorded with Allah as speaker of truth (Siddeeq). And beware of lying, for lying leads to immorality and immorality leads to Hell; a man will continue to tell lies until he is recorded with Allah as a liar.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

A person who is known to lie repeatedly loses his trust. And if that happens in case of a marital relationship the whole relationship falls apart. A woman who is known to be a “Siddeeqah” certainly has a higher status in a Muslim man’s heart.

6. Her Obedience: Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala made man protector and maintainer of the woman and enjoined upon her to obey him in all the matters that do not go against Quran and Sunnah. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means” (Surah An-Nisa’: 34)

The Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alaihiwasallam said, “The best women is she who when you look at her, she pleases you, when you command her she obeys you, and when you are absent, she protects her honor and your property.” (At-Tabarani, Ibn Majah)

7. Her Patience: Patience is a characteristic that can never be praised enough. A woman who remains patient at the times of hardship and relies on the help and mercy of Allah is without a doubt a beloved servant of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And Allah loves As-Saabiroon (the patient)” (Surah Aal Imran: 146)

8. Her Cooking: Delicious food is without a doubt weakness of men. It’s an old saying that “The Way to a Man’s Heart is through his Stomach”. We also know that one of Prophet’s (Sallallahu alaihiwasallam) wives used to cook food that he liked a lot and due to that Aishah radhiyAllahu anha would get jealous, because she didn’t know how to cook that.

9. Her Contentment with Rizq: No man likes to have a woman who is always complaining about how less her husband earns or how rich her other friends are. A good Muslimah is the one who thank Allah for what He has blessed her with and she is thankful to her husband for what he provides her with. Abu Hurairah RadhiyAllahu anh reported: The Prophet Sallallahu alaihiwasallam said, “Richness is not the abundance of wealth, rather it is self-sufficiency.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

10. Good Manners: A woman of good manners is a blessing from Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. When she speaks, she speaks honorably, why she deals with others she deals with them kindly. She is polite with elders, loving to children, and good to her fellow folks. It is related by ‘Abdullah bin Amr that the Prophet Sallallahu alaihiwasallam said: “The best of you are those who possess the best of manners.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Misconceptions Regarding Shab-e-barat (15th Shaban)

Misconception 1
Allaah descends to the first heavens on this night to forgive us.

#Answer:
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said: “Every night when it is the last third of the night, our Lord, the Superior, the Blessed, descends to the nearest heaven and says: Is there anyone to invoke Me that I may respond to his invocation? Is there anyone to ask Me so that I may grant him his
request? Is there anyone asking My forgiveness so that I may forgive him?. ” 
(Bukhari 1145,Muslim 1261)

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Misconception 2
This is the night when our fate, lifespan, and provisions are
decreed.

#Answer:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “When the drop of (semen) remains in the womb(of mother) forforty (days) or forty nights, the angel comes and says:“My Lord, will he be good or evil?” And both these things would be

written Then the angel says: “My Lord, would he be male or female?” And both these things are written. And his deeds and actions, *his death*, his livelihood; these are
also recorded.
[Sahih Muslim Hadith 6392]

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Misconception 3
Deeds are shown (to Allaah) on 15th shaban

#Answer:
Prophet (peace be upon him) said “Deeds are shown (to Allaah) on Mondays and Thursdays, and I like my deeds to be shown when I am fasting.”
[Tirmidhi, 747; classed as
saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-
Targheeb, 1041. ]

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Misconception 4
The night of the 15th of Shabaan should be singled out for special kinds of worship, prayer, etc. andthey have a great reward

#Answer:
There is no saheeh hadeeth concerning the night of the
fifteenth of Shabaan.So this night is ordinary like other nights and the reward for praying/worshiping in this night will be the same as other nights


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Misconception 5
Fasting on the day of 15th shaban has a special and great reward

#Answer:
Fasting on 13th 14th 15th of every lunar month is recommended not only on 15th shaban Prophet (peace be upon him) said
“If you fast any part of the month, then fast the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth.”
[Tirmidhi, 761; al-
Nasaa’i, 2424; classed as saheeh by
al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1038. ]

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Misconception 6
This is the night when the souls of departed ones return to their families.

#Answer:
This thing has no basis in quran or ahadith…. The souls can never return to this world. This is a fabrication and lie invented by people


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Misconception 7
Look at all those people doing it. How can they all be wrong?

#Answer:
Allah says, “And if you obey most of those in the earth, they will lead you astray from Allah’s way; they follow but conjecture and they only
lie.” [Al qur’an 6:116]

So this is a weak argument that majority of people do it and believe in it so it is true.


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CELEBRATING THE NIGHT OF THE ISRA’ AND MI’RAAJ

Praise be to Allaah.
The night of Isra’ and Mi’raaj (the Prophet’s Night Journey and Ascent into heaven) are two great signs of Allaah and there is no doubt in that.

It points to the truthfulness of Allah’s Messenger and his great status before his Lord. They are also signs of the great power of Allaah, and of His exalted position above His creation. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Glorified (and Exalted) be He (Allaah) [above all that (evil) they associate with Him]

Who took His slave (Muhammad) for a journey by night from Al‑Masjid Al‑Haraam (at Makkah) to Al‑Masjid Al‑Aqsa (in Jerusalem), the neighborhood whereof We have blessed, in order that We might show him (Muhammad) of Our Ayaat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, etc.). Verily, He is the All‑Hearer, the All‑Seer”

[al-Isra’ 17:1]

The share reports from the messenger of Allah indicate that he was taken up into heavens and their gates were opened for him until he reached the seventh heaven where Allah directly spoke to him. At this time he was gifted with the 5 daily prayers upon him.

At first, 50 prayers were enjoined but later it was reduced to 5 because our Prophet kept on going back and asked Allah to reduce it, so they are five obligatory prayers but fifty in reward because each good deed is rewarded tenfold. To Allaah be praise and thanks for all His blessings.

With regard to the night on which Isra and Mehraj took place, there is no sound evidence that supports that it happened in the month of Rajab or in any other month. Everything else that suggest its date does not come from Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) and cannot be proven to have come from him. Allaah has wise reasons for causing the people to forget it.

Even if the dates were proven it still is not valid or permissible to celebrate it because there is no mention of its celebration in authentic sources of knowledge. The Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) didn’t celebrate it. The sahaba didn’t celebrate it. They didn’t single out a day and celebrated it in any way.

If celebrating it was something of any importance or mandatory then there would have been its mention in hadith of Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him). If any such thing had happened, it would have been well known, and his companions would have transmitted the information to us.

They have narrated to us everything that Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him taught them or told them. They never neglected any of his commands and in fact were the ones to do anything that was required of a Muslim to do.

If the celebration of this night was prescribed in Islam they would have been the first ones to do so and would have narrated to us.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was the most sincere of people, and he conveyed the message to the people in full, and he fulfilled the trust. If venerating and celebrating this night were part of the religion of Allaah, then the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) would have done that and would not have concealed it.

Since there is no such thing, and no such celebrations took place, taking part in any way on this day is not permissible at all. It is not part of Islam. Allaah has perfected this ummah’s religion for it and has completed His favour upon them, and He condemns those who introduce things into the religion which Allaah has not ordained. Allaah says in His holy Book, in Soorat al-Maa’idah (interpretation of the meaning):

“This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion”

[al-Maa’idah 5:3]

And Allaah says in Soorat al-Shoora (interpretation of the meaning):

“Or have they partners with Allaah (false gods) who have instituted for them a religion which Allaah has not ordained?”

[al-Shoora 42:21]

It is proven in saheeh hadith that prophet Muhammad peace be upon him has warned his Ummah against bidah or introducing things in Islam. He has clearly stated that this is misguidance and how great the punishment of Allah is upon the innovator. It was to show the ummah how serious the matter is and put them off it.

It is narrated in al-Saheehayn from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours that is not part of it will have it rejected.” In a report narrated by Muslim it says: “Whoever does any action that is not part of this matter of ours will have it rejected.”

In Saheeh Muslim it is narrated that Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to say in his khutbah on Friday: “The best of speech is the Book of Allaah and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The worst of matters are those which are newly-invented, and every innovation is a going astray.” Al-Nasaa’i added with a jayyid isnaad: “and every going astray will be in the Fire.”

In al-Sunan it is narrated that al-‘Irbaad ibn Saariyah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) delivered an eloquent speech to us which melted our hearts and caused our eyes to flow with tears. We said: O Messenger of Allaah, it is as if it is a farewell address, so advise us. He said: “I advise you to fear Allaah, and to listen and obey, even if a slave is appointed over you. Whoever among you lives will see many differences, so I urge you to adhere to my Sunnah and the way of the rightly-guided caliphs who will come after me, and cling firmly to it. Beware of newly-invented matters, for every newly-invented matter is an innovation and every innovation is a going astray. And there are many ahaadeeth with a similar meaning.

Such warninga against bidah have been narrated from the companions of the messenger of Allah peace be upon him as the bidah is nothing more than adding matter into islam that Allah has not ordered. It is an imitation of enemies of Allah like the Jews and Christians who continually added things to their religion that were not prescribed to them. They considered themselves to be more knowledgeable.

Following or introducing a bidah also implies that there is something Lacking in Islam or that Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him left the teachings of Islam incomplete. It is well known that such beliefs will lead to mischief and evil on land.

Also taking part in bidah also means that a person goes against this verse believing that Allah has left the deen incomplete. May Allah forgive us.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion” [al-Maa’idah 5:3] It also goes against the ahaadeeth of the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) which warn against innovation (bid’ah). We hope that the above evidence is enough and sufficient for the one who is seeking the truth. It should convince anyone who is trying to find answers that this bid’ah is wrong, i.e., the innovation of celebrating the night of the Isra’ and Mi’raaj, and that it is not part of the religion of Islam at all.

Because Allaah has enjoined being sincere towards the Muslims and explaining what Allaah has prescribed for them in their religion, and because it is haraam to conceal knowledge, we thought that we should point out this innovation, which is so widespread in many regions that people think it is part of the religion, to my Muslim brothers. Allaah is the One Whom we ask to set the affairs of all the Muslims straight, and to bless them with knowledge of Islam, and to help us and them to adhere steadfastly to the truth, and to forsake everything that goes against it, for He is able to do that.

May Allaah send peace and blessings upon His slave and Messenger, our Prophet Muhammad, and his family and companions.

And Allah knows best.

UMRAH IN THE MONTH OF RAJAB

There is no report from the Prophet (peace be upon him) as to suggest that there is any special virtue in performing umrah in the month of Rajab or that it is encouraged.

UMRAH IN RAJAB:
The virtue of performing umrah in the month of Ramadhan and in the months of Hajj i.e. shawaal, Dhul Qadah and Dhul hajj are however proven.

Umrah in Rajab
Umrah in Rajab

There is no report to prove that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) performed ‘Umrah in Rajab, rather that was denied by ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her), who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) never performed ‘Umrah in Rajab. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1776; Muslim, 1255.

Singling out the month of Rajab for Umrah is something that is introduced by people. No one should do that and single out a specific time for doing an act of worship unless that has been prescribed in shareeah or is proven in Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Ibn al-‘Attaar, the student of al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on them both) said:

What I have heard about the people of Makkah, may Allaah increase it in honour, is that they are accustomed to performing ‘Umrah a great deal in Rajab. This is something for which I know of no basis, rather it is proven in the hadeeth that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “ ‘Umrah in Ramadaan is equivalent to Hajj.”

Performing acts of worship at specific times believing that those times are virtuous is not right because no time is better than what is already prescribed un shareeah.

Also all the scholars denounced the singling out of the month of Rajjab for performing ‘Umrah a great deal.

But if a person goes for ‘Umrah during Rajab without believing that there is any special virtue in that, but it just so happens that it is easy for him to travel at that time, there is nothing wrong with that.

And Allah knows best.

WHEN ALLAH (SWT) SHOW HIS FACE (EMOTIONAL CONVERSATION)

When Allah swt Show his Face :

Then a day will come, you’re in Jannah enjoying its wonders and the caller will call: the caller will call ”O inhabitants of Jannah” ”your lord wishes an audience with you so rush to the meeting of your Lord” so they come, mounts are prepared for them, Royals Royces of the Akhirah, they will get on top of it and ride to the meeting of the Lord and they reach a vast opening valley, do the throne and the Kursi of Allah is placed there and then their stations are placed, their places and stations of honor, some sit, some will sit on stations, on stages of light, not glass under which there is like a light will hold you, they will recline on light, others on pearls, others on jewelery, others on gold and silver, the lowest level of on that day are those sitting on cushions of misk.

Misk for your reference, ten milligrams, three thousand US dollars, it’s that much you can say so they will sit on cushions of Misk and once they have set and they found comfort. The caller calls ”O people of Jannah” There is a promise of Allah left with you, He wishes to honor the promise so they look at each other and they say what promises is this?

Didn’t he make our faces glow bright? Didn’t he make us traverse over Jahannam and entered us into Jannah? Didn’t he make our right deeds supersede our wrong deeds? what is left? as they are in this discussion a light comes from above them, the whole of Jannah is covered by it, they raise their heads and the Lord Allah Allah is in presence above them so they look up, Subhanal Khaliq, can you imagine the honor?

When Allah Swt Show his face
When Allah Swt Show his face

Allaah (rabbul izza) says:

”Peace be onto you O dwellers of Jannah” so they say ”O Allah you are peace, from you comes peace, blessed are thou, how high and exalted are you” So Allah says: and look at the honor: “Where are my servants who used to worship and obey me having never seen me? they never saw Me, someone told them believe, they said we believed in our Lord”

“Where are those who believed and obeyed having never seen me?” So they say, O Lord we are please, be pleased with us so Allah says: ”If i wasn’t pleased with you i wouldn’t have put you in my Jannah” so ask for something else today as the day of excess” so all of Jannah join on this and they say ”O Rab show your face we want to look at you” So Allah orders for the hijab to be removed and the hijab of Allah is light.

You will see your Lord like you would see the Sun at its noon or the moon at its full and if you want: there will be faces looking at their Lord, looking so much so that Allah will talk to some individually and say:  ”Do you remember on this day and on this day you did this and you did this?” and the Muslim will say: O Lord won’t you forgive me? Allah says”It is my forgiveness that has brought you here”

May Allah make us of those who will lay eyes on the blessed face of Allaah on the day of judgment.

May Allah honor you and protect you and guide you and guide you for your patience. (Ameen)

All praise be to Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful.

Eid-Milad (Prophet’s Birthday) is one of those things that divide the Muslim community. Many people firmly believe that it is a day of great importance and must be celebrated with zeal and vigor. while many others claim it to be bidaah, an innovation.

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Prophet’s Birthday

Before coming to the point whether we should or should not celebrate (Prophet’s Birthday) it we must know some important facts:

1. Quran doesn’t mention anything about (Prophet’s Birthday) it.

2. Prophet sallalhu-alaihi-wasalam never commanded anyone to celebrate (Prophet’s Birthday) it, during his lifetime or after his death.

3. Prophet sallahu-alaihi-wasalam in fact commanded his ummah not to exaggerate about him as the Christians had exaggerated about the son of Maryam.

He said: “Do not exaggerate about me as the Christians exaggerated about the son of Maryam. I am only a slave, so say, ‘The slave of Allaah and His Messenger.’” (Reported by al-Bukhaari).

4. Prophet sallahu-alaihi-wasalam commanded his ummah to fast on Mondays, (and it can be any Monday of the year) as his birthday was on Monday. He didn’t ask for any (Prophet’s Birthday) celebration, rather an act of worship that would benefit only the worshipper.

He was asked about fasting on Mondays, and he said: “That is the day on which I was born and the day on which I was entrusted with the Mission or when I was first given Revelation.” (Reported by Muslim, al-Nisaa’i and Abu Dawood).

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Prophet’s Birthday


5. No sahabah (May Allah be pleased with them) ever celebrated (Prophet’s Birthday) or even thought about it. they were most close and loved Prophet salallahu-alaihi-wasalam more than any other human could love. Yet they never celebrated it!

6. Abu-Bakar Siddique never did it. Umar Radiallahu anhu didnt celebrate it! Uthman radiallahu anhu never thought about it!

7. Ali may Allah be pleased with him, was the foster son, cousin, and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad Sallahu-alaihi-wasalam, Did he celebrate it?

8. None of his wives knew about it. None of his daughters knew about it.

Are we trying to claim that our love for him(saw) is greater than the love of Sahabah? No, by Allaah! Is it because they were not aware of its importance, or did they not truly love the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? No one would say such a thing except one who has gone astray and is leading others astray.

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Prophet’s Birthday

9. None of the imaams -Abu Haneefah, Maalik, al-Shaafi, Ahmad, Al-Hasan al Basri, Ibn Seereen; did this or commanded others to do it. By Allaah, no! It was not even mentioned during the first and best three centuries. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said in a saheeh hadeeth: “The best of mankind are my generation (or my century), then those who come after them, then those who come after them.

Then there will come a people who will not care if their testimony comes before their oath or vice versa (i.e., they will not take such matter seriously).” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, Muslim and al-Tirmidhi). The celebration of the Prophet’s birthday appeared many centuries later when many of the features of true religion had vanished and bid’ah had become widespread.

It has become the sign of one’s love for the Prophet sallahu-alaihi-wasalam.  But can it be possible that his family, shahbah, all the best generations and the great scholars of Islam were unaware of it? it was celebrated by those people who came much later after the Prophet’s time. How could they know its importance but not those who lived with Prophet Sallahhu-alahi-wasalam? 

What the Qur’an tells us is that love of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is demonstrated by following the guidance he brought. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Say (O Muhammad): ‘If you (really) love Allaah, then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Say: ‘Obey Allaah and the Messenger.’ But if they turn away, then Allaah does not like the disbelievers.” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:31-32]

In the first Aayah, it is clearly explained that love is just a claim, the proof for this claim is in the actions of following what Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him taught us. The second aayah reaffirms the importance of obeying Allah and his messenger. Allah aza wajal ended the aayah with a stern warning, that whosoever disobeys Him, are described as kaafirs and Allah does not love disbelievers.

CONCLUSION:

prophet's birthday innovation
Prophet’s Birthday Innovation

We ask Allaah to keep us safe from that. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us of the danger of not obeying him, and the danger of adding to what he brought. The celebration of Mawlid (PROPHET’S BIRTHDAY) or his birthday is indeed an addition to what he brought – as all the scholars agree. He said: “The best of speech is the Book of Allaah, and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad. The evilest of things are those which are newly-invented (in religion), and every innovation is a going astray.” (Reported by Muslim and al-Nisaa’i).

We ask Allaah to protect us from bid’ah and to bless us by helping us to follow. And Allaah knows best.

May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) tells us: No one is single in Paradise. Adam (peace be upon him) was given Hawwa’ (Eve) and everyone that enters into Paradise would be given a spouse. Who that spouse is? It depends. Allah says: ”Enter you and your spouses into Paradise”

Enter you and your spouses into Paradise

First and foremost, those that were married will enter together. The scholars say that the first relationship that Allah created in the world was that of Adam and Eve. For between human beings even the parent and the child relationship came later.

Ibn Kathir goes through these possibilities of what would happen in Jannah for people, he says for example that someone you loved in Dunya but you were unable to marry for some reason, you’ll be married to that person.

Or it could just be a heavenly spouse. So it wasn’t someone from this world or someone that was desired in this world but you’re given a heavenly spouse.

Sisters ask all the time about the Hoor al-Ayn (spouses) for men, what about women? There is no such thing is impermissible in Paradise. A person can have whatever they want but Allah addresses that which is common and that which is known.

We really have no restrictions in Paradise but the point is that The Prophet (peace be upon him) says that there is no person that’s single in Jannah, just like Adam (peace be upon him) was not left single in Jannah.

Let’s say that you enter into Jannah with your spouse, I actually have people come to me and say: “If going to Paradise means I’m still going to be with my wife, it’s not Paradise!” or “If going to Paradise means he’s still going to be there, it’s not really Paradise!” “Can I get to Paradise and can I switch out husbands? Can I switch out wives…?”

It’s not going to be like when you enter Paradise. It’s not going to be like you again, can you go to that other house in Paradise, can I have my own space in Paradise.

Because in Paradise, there are no grudges, no ill feelings… you might work out your problems before you get into Paradise

There is no dissatisfaction in Paradise. You will love your spouse in Paradise, whether a spouse that is heavenly, or a spouse from people of the Dunya… whoever it is, you will love that spouse.

Something beautiful that the Prophet said about spouses in Paradise that every time a person sees their spouse in Paradise, that they would see that their spouse is more beautiful than the last time they saw them, and you would say to your wife “you’re even more beautiful than the last time I saw you”. She would say: “You’re even more handsome than the last time I saw you.”

Meaning, part of Paradise is that Allah makes the spouses perpetually more attractive, more beautiful, more loving… so Allah grows that interest and attraction so that the bond continues to get stronger and stronger in Paradise.

We ask Allah to enter us into Jannatul Firdaus with our spouses and companionship with our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

(Source – AboutIslam.Net)

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