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Conflict. Anxiety. Frustration. Poverty.

The children, are our future. Bitter moments are found in all children’s’ surroundings.

Children are made into readers, from the laps of their parents. As a young child, I remember the treasured hours pouring over children’s biblical books.

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Halimah bint David the slave: waiting to be fed and provided for by Allah (swt).

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Eric Carle Meets National Geographic Discovering Allah

Allah? Who Is Allah?
Written and Illustrated By: Halimah bint David

In simple words this books interacts with Muslim kids about who is Allah.

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Allah! Allah Is My Lord!
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In simple words this book rejoices with Muslim kids about learning how great The Lord is.

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A Walk In The Garden

Written and Illustrated By:Halimah bint David

Elegant hand crafted illustrations softly whispering advise poetically.

You don’t have to be famous or rich to benefit from Allah’s Merciful Messengers (peace be upon him) path to live in righteous simplicity and blessed harmony.

Imagine the elegant beautiful gate of Islam waiting for you outside of Jannah. Lush rolling hills bright green and pure waiting for you in silence and mystique.

The supreme stature of Allah is far beyond this breathtaking work of art.

A Walk in The Garden was written to help Muslims and non-Muslims gain an understanding of some of Islam’s basic required knowledge known as Tawhid [the unity of God].

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Mayor Maynott Have Devil Inside

Many Famous Islamic Books have been referenced for the compilation of this Book, to allow the reader a full view of the many facets of knowledge necessary for a complete understanding.

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Diseases of the Hearts and their Cures

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The Exorcist Tradition In Islam

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The Authentic Creed and the Invalidators of Islam

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About the Author: Halimah bint David authored, illustrated, published and marketed several books on Islamic monotheism (tawhid) for kids and Sharia for adults. Halimah founded a few popular blogs at SurvivorsAreUs.WordPress.Com, HighwayToHeaven.WordPress.Com, ChristinaMacQuarrie.Wordpress.Com and is currently researching and implementing new copy writing skills.

And there is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer

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Bismillah (In The Name of Allah)

Dear Reader,

FIRST: BELIEF IN THE EXISTENCE OF ALLAH:

The evidence for the existence of Allah is established by:

  1. Fitrah
  2. Reasoning
  3. Ash-Shar’a[1]and
  4. Al-Hiss. [2]

  1. Pertaining To The Proof of The Fitrah:

    Every creature has been created in a state of belief in his Creator without preceding thought or education. No one dissuades from what is necessitated by this Fitrah (i.e. the belief in Allah), except the one whose heart has been subjected to what averts it from its (natural course of) Fitrah, as the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa-sallam) explained when he said:

    “Each child is born in a state of “Fitrah”, but his parents make him a Jew or a Christian.” [3]

  2. The Evidence of “Reasoning”:

    All of the creatures, the first and the subsequent ones, must have a Creator Who brought them to existence because they neither can bring themselves into existence, nor they could have come to exist by coincidence! The creatures could not have brought themselves to existence because a thing does not create itself – since prior to its existence it was nothing – so how could it be a Creator? And it cannot accidentally bring itself into being, because every occurrence (novelty, etc.) must need an originator.

    Also because its existence in such highly magnificent order and homogenous co-ordination, and due to the coherent relationship between the means and their causes, and the creatures with one another, it is absolutely impossible that it’s very being is coincidental. (In fact), what is (believed) to exist as a result of coincidence, does not follow an ordered pattern at the beginning of its existence. So how could it remain to be ordered during its course of survival and development?

    So, if it is impossible that the creatures have neither brought themselves into existence nor did they come to exist by coincidence, then it becomes evident that they must have a Creator, and He is Allaah, the Rabb of the Worlds.

    Allaah (Ta’aalaa) stated the above rational and decisive proof in Soorah At-Toor saying:

    “Were they created by nothing, or were they themselves the creators?” [Qur’aan 52:35]

    which means that they were neither created without a Creator, nor were they the creators of themselves. It becomes clear, therefore, that their Creator is Allaah (Ta’aalaa). That is why when Jubair bin Mut’im (radhi-Allaahu ‘anhu) heard Allaah’s Messenger (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa-sallam) reciting Soorah At-Toor, and when he (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa-sallam) reached the Aayaat:

    “Were they created by nothing, or were they themselves the creators? Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay, but they have no firm belief. Or are the treasures of your Rabb with them? Or are they the tyrants with the authority to do as they like?” [Qur’aan 52:35-37],

    Jubair, who was then a Mushrik (polytheist), commented:

    “My heart was about to fly (i.e. upon hearing this firm argument) [4].” In another separate narration, he said: “And that was the time when Eemaan was first settled in my heart.” [5]

    Let us give a parable that clarifies this matter: If someone tells you about a lofty palace, surrounded by gardens with rivers flowing in between, fully furnished with beds and mattresses, and decorated with all kinds of ornaments, the basics, and the luxurious, then he says to you: “This palace in all of its perfection, has founded itself, or that it came to exist by coincidence, without a founder!” Immediately you will deny and reject his argument, and you will consider his talk as ridiculous. (With this in mind), is it, therefore, possible that this universe with its extended earth, skies, planets, conditions, wonderful and splendid order, could brought itself into existence? Or that it came to exist without a Creator?

  3. The Ash-Shar’a [6] Evidence For The Existence of Allaah:

    The Ash-Shar’a is evidence for the existence of Allaah because all of the revealed Scriptures state so. The Laws that address the welfare of creation and which are provided by these Scriptures, constitute an evidence that they came from an All-Wise Rabb Who knows about the welfare and interests of His Creation. The information about the universe brought forth by the Scriptures and whose manifestation testifies for their truthfulness, is a proof that they came from the (One) Rabb Who is Able to bring into being whatever He already informed about.

  4. The “Physical” Evidence For The Evidence of Allaah Comprises Two Aspects:

    • One of them is that we hear and witness (Allaah’s) response to the call of those who supplicate and those who are distressed and grieved. This constitutes an unequivocal evidence for the existence of Allaah (Ta’aalaa). He (Ta’aalaa) says:

      “And (remember) Noah, when he cried (to Us) aforetime. We listened to his invocation.” [Qur’aan 21:76]

      He, (Ta’aalaa), also says:

      “(Remember) when you sought help of your Rabb and He answered you.” [Qur’aan 8:9]

      In Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree (authentic narrations from the Prophet sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa-sallam, collected by Imaam Bukhaaree), it is reported that Anas bin Maalik (radhi-Allaahu ‘anhu) said that:

      “Once in the lifetime of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa-sallam) the people were afflicted with drought. While the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa-sallam) was delivering the Khutbah (religious talk) on a Friday, a bedouin stood up and said: ‘O Allaah’s Messenger! Our possessions are being destroyed and the children are hungry; please invoke Allaah (for rain).’ So the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa-sallam) raised his hands (invoked Allaah for rain). At that time there was not a trace of cloud in the sky. By Him, in Whose Hands my soul is, clouds gathered like mountains, and before he got down from the pulpit, I saw the rain falling on his (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa-sallam) beard. It rained that day, the next day, the third day, the fourth day till the next Friday. The same Bedouin or another man stood up and said: ‘O Allaah’s Messenger! The houses have collapsed, our possessions and livestock have been drowned; please invoke Allaah for us (to stop the rain).’ So the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa-sallam) raised both his hands and said: ‘O Allaah! Round about us and not on us.’ So, in whatever direction he pointed with his hands, the clouds dispersed and cleared away… ” [7]

      Responding to the invocations of the supplicants who sincerely resort to Allaah (alone) and fulfil the required conditions for Ijaabah [8] is a matter that is still being witnessed nowadays.

    • The second aspect is that the Signs of the Prophets which are called Mu’jizaat (Miracles) and which people see or hear about, constitute an irrevocable evidence for the existence of the One who dispatched them: that is Allaah (Ta’aalaa). Certainly these matters (Mu’jizaat) are beyond the capability of mankind and that Allaah manifests them to help and support His Messengers. For example, the Sign given to Moosaa (alayhis-salaam) when Allaah commanded him to strike the sea with his stick. He stuck it and the sea parted into twelve dry roads separated by water which became like huge mountains. Allaah (Ta’aalaa) says:

      “Then We inspired Moosaa (saying): ‘Strike the sea with your stick.’ And it parted, and each separate part (of that sea water) became like the huge, firm mass of a mountain.” [Qur’aan 26:63]

      Another example is the Sign given to Eesaa (Jesus, alayhis-salaam) by which he was able to bring life to the dead and bring forth the dead from their grave by Allaah’s Leave. Allaah spoke about him, saying:

      “And I bring the dead to life by Allaah’s Leave.” [Qur’aan 3:49]

      “And when you brought forth the dead by My Permission.” [Qur’aan 5:110]

      A third example of is that of Muhammad (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa-sallam) when the tribe of Quraish asked him to show them a Sign (a miracle as a proof for his Prophethood). [9] He (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa-sallam) pointed to the moon and (behold!) it split asunder and the people saw it. Regarding this (Sign) Allaah (Ta’aalaa) said:

      “The Hour has drawn near, and the moon has been cleft, and if they see a sign, they turn away, and say: ‘This is continuous magic.’ ” [Qur’aan 54:1-2]

      All of these physical signs (miracles) which Allaah (Ta’aalaa) puts into effect to help and support His Messengers constitute an irrevocable proof for His Existence.

SECOND: BELIEF IN ALLAAH’S RUBOOBIYYAH:

Which means to believe that Allaah is the only Rabb without a partner or a helper.

The Rabb is the One to Whom belongs the Creation, Kingdom, and Command; Their is no Creator but Allaah; No Maalik (Possessor) except Him [10], and their is no Command but His, He, Most High, says:

“His is the Creation and Commandment.” [Qur’aan 7:54]

Allaah also said:

“Such is Allaah your Rabb; His is the kingdom. And those, whom you invoke or call upon instead of Him, own not even a Qitmeer (the thin membrane over the data-stone).” [11] [Qur’aan 35:13]

It is not known that anyone had denied the Ruboobiyyah of Allaah (Ta’aalaa) except an arrogant person who does not believe what he says, like what happened to the Pharaoh when he said to his people:

“I am your Rabb, most high.” [Qur’aan 79:24]

And:

“O chiefs! I know not that you have an Ilaah (a god) other than me.” [Qur’aan 28:38]

What he said was not a matter of conviction. Allaah (Ta’aalaa) said:

“And they belied then (the Aayaat: proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) wrongfully and arrogantly, though their ownselves were convinced thereof [i.e. the Aayaat are from Allaah, and Moosaa alayhis-salaam is the Messenger of Allaah in truth, but they disliked to obey Moosaa, and hated to believe in his Message of Tawheed.]” [Qur’aan 16:14]

Allaah related what Moosaa (alayhis-salaam) told the Pharaoh:

“(Moosaa alayhis-salaam) said: ‘Verily, you know that these signs have been sent down by none but the Rabb of the heavens and the earth as clear (evidences i.e. proofs of Allaah’s Oneness and His Omnipotence etc.). And I think you are, indeed, O Pharaoh doomed to destruction (away from all good!)’ ” [Qur’aan 17:102]

For this reason, the Mushrikeen (the pagan Arabs) used to acknowledge the Ruboobiyyah of Allaah (Ta’aalaa) despite committing Shirk in His Uloohiyyah. Allaah (Ta’aalaa) said:

“Say: ‘Whose is the earth and whosoever is therein? If you know!’ They will say: ‘It is Allaah’s!’ Say: ‘Will you not then remember?’ Say: ‘Who is (the) Rabb of the seven heavens, and (the) Rabb of the Great ‘Arsh (Throne)?’ They will say: ‘Allaah.’ Say: ‘Will you not then fear Allaah (believe in His Oneness, obey Him, believe in the Resurrection and Recompense for each and every good or bad deed).’ Say: ‘In Whose Hand is the sovereignty of everything (i.e. treasures of each and everything)? And He protects (all), while against Whom there is no protector [12], if you know.’ They will say: “All that belongs to Allaah.” Say: ‘How then are you deceived and turn away from the truth?’ ” [Qur’aan 23:84-89]

He (Ta’aalaa) also said:

“And indeed if you ask them, ‘Who has created the heavens and the earth?’ They will surely say: ‘Mighty, the All-Knower created them.’ ” [Qur’aan 43:9]

He further said:

“And if you ask them who created them, they will surely say: ‘Allaah’. How then are they turned away (from the worship of Allaah Who created them)?” [Qur’aan 43:87]

The Command of ar-Rabb (Allaah) comprises both the Al-Kawnee (Universal) and the Ash-Shar’ee (Legal or Judicial) Commands. Just as He is the One Who runs the affairs of the universe, Rulings it as He wants and in accordance with what is necessitated by His Wisdom, He is also the Judge Who rules it by means of Legislations that deals with Ibaadaat [13] and Laws governing all forms of Mu’aamalaat [14], in conformity with His Wisdom.

So, whoever sets up a legislator besides Allaah in Ibaadaat or a judge in Mu’aamalaat commits Shirk and does not ascertain the Eemaan.

THIRD: BELIEF IN ALLAAH’S ULOOHIYYAH:

It is the belief that Allaah Alone is the true Ilaah (God) who has no partner or associate. The Ilaah means Al-Ma’looh i.e. Al-Ma’bood, the only true God who deserves to be worshipped out of love and magnification. Allaah (Ta’aalaa) said:

“And your Ilaah is one Ilaah, La Ilaaha illa Huwa (there is no true God worthy of worship but He), the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.” [Qur’aan 2:163]

He (Ta’aalaa) also said:

“Allaah bears witness that La Ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), and the angels, and those having knowledge (also give this witness); (He is always) maintaining His creation in Justice. La Ilaaha illa Huwa, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” [Qur’aan 3:18]

All that is being taken as an Ilaah worshipped as god besides Allaah, its Uloohiyyah is false. Allaah (Ta’aalaa) says:

“That is because Allaah – He is the Truth (the only True God of all that exists, Who has no partners or rivals with Him), and those besides Him whom they (the polytheists) invoke – they are but Baatil (vain Falsehood). And verily, Allaah, – He is the Most High, the Most Great.” [Qur’aan 22:62]

Calling them aaliha (gods) does not entitle them to the right of Uloohiyyah. Allaah (Ta’aalaa) said describing the pagan deities of Al-Laat, Al-‘Uzzaa, and Minaat that:

“They are but names which you have named, – you and your fathers, – for which Allaah sent down no authority.” [Qur’aan 53:23] [15]

He (Allaah) told us that Yoosuf (alayhis-salaam) said to his two companions of the jail:

“O two companions of the prisons! Are many different arbaab (lords) better or Allaah, the One, Al-Qahhaar? [16] You don’t worship besides Him but only names which you have named (forged), you and your fathers, for which Allaah has sent down no authority.” [Qur’aan 12:39-40]

For this reason, the Messengers, may the Salaat and Salaam of Allaah be upon them, used to say to their respective nations:

“Worship Allaah! You have no other Ilaah (God) but Him.” [Qur’aan 7:59, 60, 73, 85; 11:50, 61, 84; and 23:23, 32]

The Mushrikeen, however, refused and set up gods as rivals to Allaah, worshipping them besides Allaah, and seeking their support and help. Allaah (Ta’aalaa) invalidated their acts by two proofs:

  • First: There is not any Divine Quality in the gods they worshipped besides Allaah. These gods are created and cannot create and extend neither benefit to their worshippers nor can ward off harm from them; they can neither give them life, nor cause their death; they possess nothing from the heavens and have no share in it. Allaah (Ta’aalaa) said:

    “They have taken besides Him other gods that created nothing but are themselves created, and possess neither hurt nor benefit to themselves, and possess no power (of causing) death, not (of giving) life, nor of raising the dead.” [Qur’aan 25:3]

    Allaah (Ta’aalaa) also said:

    “Say: (O Muhammad sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa-sallam to those polytheists, pagans, etc.) ‘Call upon those whom you asset (to be associate gods) besides Allaah, they possess not even the weight of a small ant, – either in the heavens or on the earth, nor have they any share in either, nor there is for Him any supporter from among them. Intercession with Him profits not, except for him Whom He permits.’ ” [Qur’aan 34:22-23]

    “Do they attribute as partners to Allaah those who created nothing but they themselves are created? No help can they give them, nor can they help themselves.” [Qur’aan 7:191-192]

    If this is the situation with those gods, then worshipping them as gods besides Allaah is the utmost of foolishness and falsehood.

  • Second: Those Mushrikeen used to confess that Allaah (Ta’aalaa) Alone is ar-Rabb Al-Khaaliq (the Creator) in Whose Hand is the Sovereignty of everything and He protects (all), while against Whom these is no protector. [17] This (confession) necessitates that they should have attested that He is the Only True Ilaah worthy of worship (Uloohiyyah) as they have done with His Ruboobiyyah (when they took Him as their only true Rabb). In this regard Allaah (Ta’aalaa) said:

    “O mankind! Worship your Rabb (Allaah), Who created you and those before you so that you may become pious. Who has made the earth a resting place and the sky as a canopy, and sent down rain from the sky and brought forth therewith fruits as a provision for you. Then do not set up rivals unto Allaah (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has the right to be worshipped).” [Qur’aan 2:21-22]

    He also said:

    “And if you ask them who created them, they will surely say: ‘Allaah.’ How then are they turned away (from the worship of Allaah, Who created them)?” [Qur’aan 43:87]

    “Say: Who provides for you from the sky and from the earth? Or Who owns hearing and sight? And Who brings out the living from the dead and the dead from the living? And Who disposes the affairs? They will say: ‘Allaah.’ Will you not then be afraid of Allaah’s Punishment (for worshipping other than Him)? Such is Allaah, you Rabb, in truth. So, apart from Truth, what (remains) but error? So, how then you are turned away?” [Qur’aan 10:31-32]

FOURTH: BELIEF IN ALLAAH’S NAMES AND SIFAAT (ATTRIBUTES):

It means to affirm the Names and Attributes which Allaah affirmed to Himself in His Book and in the Sunnah of His Messenger (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa-sallam) in the way that best fits Him without:

  • Tahreef (distortion of the meaning),
  • Ta’teel (negating the meaning),
  • Takyeef (assigning a manner to any attribute), or
  • Tamtheel (drawing parallels to Allaah).

Allaah (Ta’aalaa) said:

“And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allaah, so call on Him by them, and leave the company of those who belie or deny (or utter impious speech against) His Names. They will be requited for what they used to do.” [Qur’aan 7:180]

He also said:

“His is the highest description (i.e. none has the right to be worshipped but He, and there is nothing comparable unto Him) in the heavens and in the earth. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” [Qur’aan 30:27]

“And there is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer.” [Qur’aan 42:11]

Explaining The Fundamentals Of Faith
Author: Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen
Source: Sharh Usool al-Eemaan
Translator: Dr. Saalih as-Saalih

 

About the Author: Halimah bint David authored, illustrated, published and marketed several books on Islamic monotheism (tawhid) for kids and Sharia for adults. Halimah founded a few popular blogs at SurvivorsAreUs.WordPress.Com, HighwayToHeaven.WordPress.Com, ChristinaMacQuarrie.Wordpress.Com and is currently researching and implementing new copy writing skills.
 

When You Ask, Then Ask Allah When You Seek Help: The Cure To All Problems

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Bismillah (In The Name of Allah)

Dear Reader,

When pure tawhid is actualised in the life of an individual or the society it produces the best of results. From its results are the following:

1) Liberation of mankind from worship and submission to other than Allah. The creation cannot create anything, rather they themselves are created. They are not capable of harming nor benefiting their souls. They are not capable of causing death nor giving life nor are they able to resurrect the dead.

So tawhid liberates man from every worship, except to his Lord, the One Who created him and then proportioned him.

It liberates his intelligence from deviation and delusions.

It liberates his mind from obedience, humility and submission to other than Allah.

It liberates his life from the mastery of the rulers, the soothsayers and those who deem themselves divinely appointed over the slaves of Allah.

Due to this, the leaders of shirk and oppression in the times of ignorance rose up against the call of the Prophets in general and particularly against the call of the Messenger, because of the fact that they understood the meaning of “La ilaaha lila Allah” to be a universal pronouncement for the liberation of mankind, and the overthrowing of the tyrants from their false thrones, and the elevation of the faces of believers, those who do not prostrate except to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.

2) The personality remains balanced. Tawhid aids the formation of a balanced personality, the preferred aim and direction of this life, and it unifies and consolidates its purpose. So the personality does not turn except to the only One worthy of worship, and it turns to Him in private and in open and it calls to him in private and in open, and it calls upon Him in ease and in adversity. As opposed to the Mushrik (pagan) who shares his heart between those who are worshipped besides Allah, at times he turns to the living and at times he turns to the dead, and Yusuf said: Oh my two companions of the prison, are many different lords better, or Allah, the One, the Irresistible? [12:39]

So, the believer worships One Lord, he knows what is pleasing to Him and what is displeasing to Him, lie stops at whatever pleases Him and his heart becomes calm.

As for the Mushrik, lie worships numerous deities, one he takes from here and another he takes from there and he is divided between them and he has no comfort.

3) Tawhid is the source of security for the people, because it fills the soul of the individual with peace and satisfaction. He does not fear anyone except Allah and tawhid blocks the ways to fear of loss in provisions, the soul and the family, fear from mankind, inn, death and other than that from those things which are feared.

The believer who worships Allah alone. does not fear anyone except Him and because of this he feels secure whilst the rest of mankind fear and he feels satisfaction whilst the people are restless. This is the meaning that is indicated in the Quran in His saying: Those who believe and do not mix their belief with dhulm, they are those upon whom is security and they are the rightly guided. [6:82]

This security emerges from the innermost depths of the soul and not from any police guard which is the security of this world. As for the security of the Hereafter, then it is greater and more lasting for those who are sincere to Allah and do not mix their tawhid with shirk, because shirk is a great dhulm.

4) Tawhid is the source for the strengthening of the soul, because it gives an individual a strong and formidable mental attitude, by which he fills his soul with hope in Allah, confidence in Allah and reliance upon Allah, pleasure with His Decree, gives him patience upon His Tests and freedom from reliance upon the creation. This individual is firmly established, like the mountains, and when a calamity befalls him he asks his Lord to remove it and not the dead. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) indicated this in his saying: “When you ask, then ask Allah and when you seek help, then seek help from Allah alone. ” [Hasan SahihTirmidhi]

If Allaah touches you with harm, none can remove it except Him.” [6:17]

5) Tawhid is the foundation of brotherhood and equality, because it does not permit following those who take others as lords besides Allah, since worship is for Allah alone and worship to Allah alone must be from all of mankind, and the head of them is Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) His Messenger and His chosen one.

{By Shaikh Muhammad bin Jameel Zainoo is one of the contemporary scholars of Islam. A student of Shaikh Al-Albaanee, he has written many valuable works on Islam. Source: The Methodology of the Saved Sect.}

How has tauhid cured problems in your life and made complicated matters uncomplicated, we really want to hear from you please let us know in the comments.

About the Author: Halimah bint David authored, illustrated, published and marketed several books on Islamic monotheism (tawhid) for kids and Sharia for adults. Halimah founded a few popular blogs at SurvivorsAreUs.WordPress.Com, HighwayToHeaven.WordPress.Com, ChristinaMacQuarrie.Wordpress.Com and is currently researching and implementing new copy writing skills.

 

And We Are Closer Than The Jugular Vein: Tawhid Is Allah Everywhere?

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Bismillah (In The Name of Allah)

Dear Reader,

Want to learn of the most important principle of Islam that when implemented will bless you of the finest fruits this world has never seen?

Does the Ayah ‘And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.’ imply that Allah is everywhere?

{و نحن أقرب إليه من حبل الوريد}

If Allah is omnipresent [in His essence] as He said in the Quran: ‘And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein,’[1][and as understood by many people] then how was the revelation sent to the messengers & prophets?

Allah’s knowledge[2] & power[3] is everywhere and in every place; Allah, the Most Exalted, Himself is above His Arsh, separate from His creation in a manner that befits His majesty. With regards to the aforementioned Ayah, then the correct tafseer [explanation] according to the understanding of the Salaf [pious predecessors][4] is that it refers to the knowledge of Allah or to that of the angels of Allah that have been commanded by Him to record the actions of all human beings.[5]

The following example is useful in illustrating that what is meant by ‘And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein,[6]’ actually refers to the angles. When it is said that so & so king or leader is at war with so and so king or leader, what is actually implied is that those who are fighting against each other in reality are the soldiers on the battle field and not the kings and leaders themselves.

In the following Ayah, the recording angels which have been mentioned, have been commanded by Allah to record the actions and deeds of all human beings, so these angels are closer to each person then his or her own jugular vein.‘(Remember) that the two receivers (recording angels) receive (each human being), one sitting on the right and the one on his left (to note his or her action).’[7]

And Allah knows best.

Footnotes:

[1] Surah 50 Qaf Ayah no: 16. [TN]

[2] Refer to the saying of Imam Mãlik bin Anas [d.179 AH] ‘Indeed Allah is above the heavens & His knowledge is in every place. Narrated by Imam Abdullah bin Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal in ‘As-Sunnah page 5, & Imam Abu Dawud in ‘Masaail of Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal page 263. [TN]

[3] It was said to Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal: Allah is above the seven heavens and above His Arsh, separate from His creation in a manner that befits His majesty and His power & knowledge is in every place. He replied: Yes. Allah is above His Arsh and nothing escapes His knowledge. Reported by Imam Al-Khalaal in ‘As-Sunnah’ and Imam Ibn Qayyim narrated it in ‘Ijtimaaul-Al-Juyoosh’ page 77. [TN]

[4] Refer to the abridged edition of Tafseer Al-Baghawi [d.516 AH] by Dr Abdullah bin Ahmed bin Ali Zaid, printed by Darus-Salaam, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Surah 50 Qaf Ayah no: 16, page 892: [‘what is meant by] We are nearer to you is: nearer to you by [Allah] having all the knowledge. [TN]

[5] Refer to Bayaanu-Talbeesil- Al-Jahmiyyah of Sheikul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, Volume 5 page 315, printed by King Fahad Complex, Madinah, KSA, 1426 AH, edited by Dr. Sulaiman Al-Ghafees, in which Imam Ibn Taymiyyah has discussed in depth that either the meaning of And We are nearer to him then his jugular vein is either the knowledge of Allah or that of the Angles; and has reconciled both meanings in a beautiful manner and refuted all the objections and doubts that might arise or have risen from the people of innovation. [TN]

[6] It has been narrated by Ibnul-Mundhir on the authority of Juwaibir who asked the student of Abdullah Ibn Abbas [may Allah be pleased with them both], Ad-Dahhaak regarding the saying of Allah ‘And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein’ Ad-Dahhaak replied: There is nothing more closer to the son of Adam then his jugular vein and Allah is nearer to him then that [by His knowledge]. Refer to Addurrul-Al-Manthoor Fee At-Tafseeri bil-Ma’thoor by Jalalud-Deen As-Suyutee [d. 911AH] Volume 7 page 517, printed by Darul-Ahyaa At-Turaath Al-Arabi first edition 1421 AH/2001 CE.

[7] Surah 50 Qaf Ayah no: 17. [TN]

Does this explanation help you to feel a greater appreciation for Allah and His Majesty, please let us know in comments.

About the Author: Halimah bint David authored, illustrated, published and marketed several books on Islamic monotheism (tawhid) for kids and Sharia for adults. Halimah founded a few popular blogs at SurvivorsAreUs.WordPress.Com, HighwayToHeaven.WordPress.Com, ChristinaMacQuarrie.Wordpress.Com and is currently researching and implementing new copy writing skills.

Your Mother, Your Mother, Your Mother, Then Your Father

Bismillah (In The Name of Allah)

Dear Reader,

When death approaches, the close family and friends try to support and comfort the dying person through supplication as well as remembrance of Allah and His will. The loss of a loved one often has a devastating effect on the person who suffered the loss and the negative effects sometimes last for years making it very hard for life to go on for the affected person. To a parent the soul of a child is like a precious diamond in the rough entrusted by Allah as a trust.  Our beloved children are an awesome responsibility as well as a precious gift from Allah.  You can never even begin to understand the love your parent has for you until you have your own children.  Do not wait until a day arrives where you lose one or both of your loving parents to show goodness to them.  All parents must go and meet their end at sometime, so do not wait until after they have departed from the world to think of all the good that they have shown to you.

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: There are one hundred (parts of) mercy for Allah and He has sent down out of these one part of mercy upon the jinn and human beings and the insects and it is because of this (one part) that they love one another, show kindness to one another and even the beast treats its young one with affection, and Allah has reserved ninety nine parts of mercy with which He would treat His servants on the Day of Resurrection.
Saih Muslim

There is so much reward to be gained by Allah from showing goodness, thanks and patience with the parents.  Thus, kindness toward parents came between two of the most important religious duties that Islam lays on Muslims. The reward for being good and kind toward one’s parents was mentioned on several occasions by Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him), emphasizing that those who are obedient to their parents and to God also will be in the highest places in Paradise.

Also, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) equated kindness toward parents with jihad (striving in the way or God) and often promised people that if they were kind, obedient, and close to their parents — particularly the mother (but this does not include showing animosity to those she is at odds with and aiding her in her disobedience to Allah and her husband your father) — their reward would be similar to that of someone who strives in the way of God.

Abdullah ibn Umar, a leading scholar among the Prophet’s (Peace be upon him) companions once saw a man from Yemen carrying his mother on his back and going around the Kabah in his tawaf. Rather than show any sign of complaint, the man was happy, repeating a line of poetry in which he likened himself to a camel his mother was mounting. The only difference is that a camel may be scared by something and go out of control. He would never go out of her control. He looked at Abdullah ibn Umar and asked him whether by so doing he discharged his debt to his mother. Ibn Umar said: “No. You have not even paid back one twinge of her labour pain when she gave birth to you.”

No one can deny the supreme sacrifice and care that a mother renders to her child. The mother carries him (in her womb) by enduring strain after strain. And subsequently, at the time of birth, she is suspended between life and death. All this she faces with determination as much as patience barring any regret or anger.

Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him) has described and explained a mother’s feelings for her child in the following hadith (his sayings):

Truly, those feelings are a blessing (Rahmah) from Allah, if it were not for these feelings, a mother would not be willing to breast-feed her child, nor would a farmer be willing to work in the fields (under the scorching heat of the sun).

A father’s sacrifice is just as big. It is the father who is the bread winner in the family; he provides money for food, clothing, shelter, education, health and other necessities for the family.

Every day, without wasting time, the father has to earn and provide—– be it by using his mental faculties, or through physical labour such as working under the scorching heat of the sun , or endangering his life by going out in the stormy seas. He goes through all these with perseverance and determination, solely for the purpose of providing the needs of the family.  The father also harbours hopes for his children similar to that of the mother, which means that his children succeed in becoming useful individuals.

Prophet Muhammad said:

It was narrated by Abu Hurairah (R) that a man came to the Prophet and asked him, ‘Who is to be close to my friendship?’ The Prophet answered:

Your mother, your mother, your mother, then your father, then the one closest to your kinship, and the one after.

This hadith clearly shows mothers are given particular gratitude and respect in regards to the kind treatment to be shown to them.  Does this mean that they are to be obeyed in matters where they are ordering you to be disobedient?

“Indeed are you not all guardians? And each of you is responsible for your flock: So the leader who is in authority over the people is a guardian, and he is responsible for his flock, and a man is guardian over the members of his house, and he is responsible for his flock, and the woman is a guardian over the members her husband’s household and his children, and she is responsible for them, and the man’s servant is a guardian over the wealth of his master and he responsible for it. Indeed, you are all guardians, and all of you are responsible for your flocks.”

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim

As this hadith shows each parent is responsible for their flock.  And you must never forget the mother is to obey the husband and she is to carry out his halaal wishes in regards to the children.  Do not obey your mother in being disobedient to your father.  The father, the husband is the leader of his household and deserves to be treated with honour, respect and kindness.

“Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means.”
Quran 4:34

“But men, have a degree (of responsibility) over them (women).”
Quran 2:228

“Your Lord had decreed, that you worship none save Him, and (that you show) kindness to parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age with you, say not “Fie” unto them nor repulse them, but speak unto them a gracious word. And lower unto them the wing of submission through mercy, and say: My Lord! Have mercy on them both, as they did care for me when I was young.”   [Quran 17:23-24]

The recognition and respect of parents is mentioned in the Quran eleven times; in every instance, Allah reminds children to recognize and to appreciate the care and love they have received from their parents. In the following verse, Allah demands that children recognize their parents:

“We have enjoined on humankind kindness to parents.”  [Quran 29:8 and 46:15]

1.   The demand for recognizing parents is made more empathetical when Allah says in the Quran:

“And (remember) when We made a covenant with the children of Israel, (saying): worship none save Allah (only), and be good to parents…” [Quran 2:83]

2.   In Surah Al-Nisaa’ (The Women) Allah emphasizes again that children should be kind to their parents.

“And serve Allah. Ascribe nothing as partner unto Him. (Show) Kindness unto parents… ” [Quran 4:36]

3.   The same directive is repeated again In Surah Al An’Am (The Cattle), where Allah says:

“Say: Come, I will recite unto you that which your Lord has made a sacred duty for you; that you ascribe nothing as partner unto Him and that you do good to parents…” [Quran 6:151]

When was the last time you thanked your parents for all the good they did for you out of their love for you?  When was the last last time you went out of your way to care for and please your parents? Have you apologised to your parents for the hardships you have afflicted on them?  It is not easy to be a good parent we all have our errors.  Forgive your parents for their mistakes.  Would you not like Allah to forgive you of your errors?  Grant your parents seventy excuses or more, and if you cannot think of one excuse for them, then realize they may have an excuse that you are unaware of.

ACTION LIST:

-Forgive your parent their mistakes and ask them to forgive you for yours

-Thank your parents for the kindness they have shown and the hardships they have taken on to care for you

-Shower your parents with halal presents they will love and enjoy

-Keep regular contact with your parents and ask if there is anything you can do for them\

-Respect your parents wishes even when they go against your own and argue with them in a way that is better by respectfully and humbly asking and pleading your case to them

-Pray for the forgiveness and guiding to the truth for your parents

-Send thank you cards, poetry, loving Islamic reminders and admiration to your parents when they achieve something they have worked hard for

And I pray that Allah blesses you to reap benefit from this post and accept this advise.  I invite you to be good to your parents and to practise Islamic Monotheism as no one, thing or deity has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone.  Allah (swt) deserves and holds all glory, honour and respect and Muhammad peace be upon him, is the last and final Messenger simply showing that which has been shown before (The Abrahamic faiths).

My mother passed away one year ago at the age of fifty one from a defective heart valve, a week before her scheduled heart valve replacement surgery. I am grateful for the opportunities Allah blessed me with, to really work hard in showing her my love and loyalty as a daughter. I will never know if it was ever enough for her, in her eyes and in her heart; that is where it truly matters. What will you do to make a stronger loving connection to your mother and mother-in-law, please let us know in the comments.

About the Author: Halimah bint David authored, illustrated, published and marketed several books on Islamic monotheism (tawhid) for kids and Sharia for adults. Halimah founded a few popular blogs at SurvivorsAreUs.WordPress.Com, HighwayToHeaven.WordPress.Com, ChristinaMacQuarrie.Wordpress.Com and is currently researching and implementing new copy writing skills.

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