Sunday, December 31, 2017
‘Atikah (radhiya Allah ‘anha) was known to have such beauty. She was remarkably beautiful, well-mannered, and very pious. She accepted Islam early on and made Hijrah to Madinah. She was first married to 'Abdullah bin Abi Bakr (radhiya Allahu ‘anhu). It is said that ‘Abdullah was so consumed with spending time with her that his father, Abu Bakr, ordered him to divorce her because he was becoming distracted from his worship. However, when he saw how much he loved her, he asked him to reconcile with her again. They loved each other so much to the extent that he gave her a share of his wealth (a garden) and made her vow that she would not marry anyone after him. Shortly after, he was martyred in the battle of Al-Ta’ef and she recited these famous lines in mourning of his death:
آليت لا تنفك نفسي حزينة عليك * ولا ينفك جلديأ غبرا
She vowed that her eye would not dry of his mourning and she would never beautify herself for another man again. However, soon enough, she overcame the incident by one great man’s offer for her hand so she was married to none other than her cousin, the Khalifah, ‘Umar bin Khattab (radhiya Allahu ‘anhu). ’Umar was also martyred soon after. Once she completed her ‘Iddah, the well-known Sahabi Al-Zubair bin Al-Awwam (radhiya Allahu ‘anhu) proposed to her, and they were soon wed. Like his predecessors, he was also granted martyrdom in Wadi Al-Siba‘. Finally, the Prophet’s blessed grandson, Al-Husain bin ‘Ali (radhiya Allahu ‘anhu), married her until he was given martyrdom in Karbala.
Not only were all of ‘Atikah’s husbands elite companions of the Prophet (salah allahu ‘alayih wa salam) but she was honored by Allah that they all died as martyrs during her marriage to them. She was an extremely devout wife and this caused many of the righteous men to seek her in marriage.
It is reported that ‘Abdullah bin ’Umar said, ‘Whoever wants to acquire martyrdom, let him marry ‘Atikah bint Zaid."
Friday, December 30, 2016
My dear sister in Islam! Be careful how you treat your mother. You may not even recall the sleepless nights and stress she experienced raising you. I leave you with these ayaat and ahadeeth on the high status Islaam has given our mothers.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
So I went and asked Ibn `Abbas why he inquired about the man's mother. He replied:
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Umm Abdillaah, Asmaa bint 'Omays. She was from Makkah. She was the sister in law of the prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) because her sister Maymuna bint al Haarith, was the last among the wives of the Messenger of Allah(صلى الله عليه وسلم).
Asmaa accepted Islaam before the Muslims entered Daar al Arqam making her among the very first converts to Islaam. She was the wife of Ja'far ibn Abi Taalib, the paternal cousin of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) . Asmaa and her family fled with their Deen and from the persecution of Quraysh to the land of al Habasha also known as Abysinnia at the time.
Asmaa was a strong, patient and courageous woman. Just to show us an example of her strength and eeman we will look at the incident which took place between her and Umar ibn al Khattab(may Allah be pleased with them both).
When the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم)saw Asmaa's reaction to the news of her husband's shahaadah, he said,
"For the likes of Ja'far, let women weep."
Friday, December 16, 2016
THIS IS THE PATH OF ISLAM
This is the path of Laa Ilaaha Illallah.
This is the path that the neck of Zakariyyah was cut for.
This is the path that Yahya was split in half for.
This is the path that Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was at a time a wanted man.
This is the path that Uthman falls dead in his own blood.
This is the path Ahmad Ibn Hanbal spends a large portion of his life in prison.
This is the path Ibn Taymiyyah died in prison.
This is the path the great heroes of the world asked for because this is the path of Laa Ilaaha Illallah Muhammadar-Rasoolullah, this is what you were created and brought on to this earth for.
I tell you this, if you are a Muslim and you do not have problems, double check your faith.
Wallahi this is not my word, this is the word of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam from the meanings of his Hadith, and this is the word of the scholars after him.
(Shaykh Ahmad Musa Jibril حفظه الله)
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Imam ibn Katheer(rahimahullah) says regarding Allah's statement in Surah al Mujadilah:
[يَرْفَعِ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ مِنكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ الْعِلْمَ دَرَجَـتٍ وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ]
(Allah will exalt in degrees those of you who believe, and those who have been granted knowledge. And Allah is Well-Acquainted with what you do.)
meaning, do not think that if one of you makes room for his brother, or rises up when he is commanded to do so, that this will diminish his right or honor. Rather, this will increase his virtue and status with Allah, and Allah the Exalted will never make his good deed be lost. To the contrary, He will reward him for it in this life and the Hereafter. Surely, he who humbles himself by and before the command of his Lord, then Allah will elevate his status and make him known by his good behavior.
Allah also says, [وَقُل رَّبِّ زِدْنِى عِلْماً]
and say: "My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.'' (Surah Taha:114)
meaning, Give me more knowledge from You.
Sufyan Ibn `Uyaynah said, The Prophet did not cease increasing (in knowledge) until Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, took him (i.e. he died).
Imam Ahmad recorded that`Umar appointed Abu At-Tufayl to be the governor of Makkah. `Umar asked him, "Whom did you appoint as your deputy for the valley people (that is, Makkah).'' `Amir said, "I appointed Ibn Abza, one of our freed slaves, as my deputy.'' `Umar said, "You made a freed slave their governor in your absence'?!' He said, "O Leader of the faithful! He has memorized Allah's Book and has knowledge of regulations of inheritance, along with being a proficient judge.''
`Umar said, "Surely, your Prophet has said,
«إِنَّ اللهَ يَرْفَعُ بِهذَا الْكِتَابِ قَوْمًا وَيَضَعُ بِهِ آخَرِين»
meaning: Indeed Allah raises a people with this book(the Quran) and humiliates with it others.
There are many evidences from the Quran and Sunnah on the virtues of knowledge and seeking it.
In an authentic hadeeth, the prophet(sala Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said, Knowledge is mandatory on every muslim. (Sunan an-Nasai)
Knowledge is for the Muslim-man or woman. In these times, where ignorance is widespread and rampant, it is only fair to say that it is indeed waajib upon us to go back to learning our Deen. We chose to come to migrate to non-Muslim lands(Darul Kufr), many of the Muslims have gotten married and settled down. We decided to have children and raise them in this kind of environment. There is no doubt that it is indeed a great fitna to raise righteous muslims in a society that not only rejects Islam but promotes indecency, disbelief, and all sorts of filth.
So after all this, we are still sitting back from teaching our children Islam?! How can we teach them Islam if we ourselves, the mothers are not learning the deen or practicing Islam(in many cases)?! Sisters, we are to produce the next generation of Muslims! Are we ready for this and are we responsible enough?
O mother, O sister in Islam, in what situation do you want to meet Allah? In what situation do you want to leave your children in this dunyaa? Do you want to leave them and they dont know how to pray properly? Do you want to leave them and they cant even recite one ayah from the Quran properly? Do you want to leave them and they dont wear correct hijaab(if they have passed puberty)? Do you want to leave them knowing they are not attached to the masajid-the places of knowledge and eemaan? Think about it. You will be questioned and held accountable for leaving them in this state. Understand that you are responsible for your family sisters!
Allahs tells us to protect ourselves and our families from the Hellfire. Therefore, it is no joking matter.
With knowledge, the Muslim woman attains so much.
She plays a major role in the victory of the Ummah.
So let us make sure we-the women of this ummah are practicing Islam, learning what Allah has made obligatory on us to learn so that we can worshipAllah the right way and to instill in our children the love of Allah and His Rasul and the love for knowledge and its people.
Dear akhawaat, victory doesn't come by itself, it is sought and earned!
A wise person once said,
"the one who reclines on the wisaada(pillow) will never reach the saada(leadership, high state)."
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Brief bio of Umm Fadhl: https://shaikhalbaani.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/a-conversation-with-the-wife-of-shaikh-al-albaani-1/