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Tawhid Fatwa: The Evil Eye And Belief In Zodiacal Signs

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Bismillah (In The Name of Allah)

Dear Readers,

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

Imam Muslim narrated in his Sahih that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: “The influence of an evil eye is a fact; if anything would precede the destiny it would be the influence of an evil eye” . The purpose of Hadith is that the influence of an evil eye is a fact. Sometimes it might be due to jealousy or sometime it might be due to amazement; when one looks at something strange and does not say: May Allah bless you, instead looks at it astonishingly then his eye infects it.
The Sharia provides the guidelines regarding the matter of evil eye, some of them are as follows:
1) Using legal Ruqiyah (Quranic verses and Prophetic supplication) before the influence of the evil eye. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) used to recite this invocation over Hassan and Hussain (Radiya Allahu Anhuma). (I commend you two to the protection of Allah’s perfect words from every devil, vermin, and every evil eye)”. [Narrated by Imam Tirmizi and its basic is in Sahih Bukhari ]. Allah Says (interpretation of meaning): {Say: “I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of the daybreak, from the evil of what He has created; and from the evil of the darkening (night) as it comes with its darkness; (or the moon as it sets or goes away), and from the evil of the witchcrafts when they blow in the knots, ‘and from the evil of the envier when he envies.”} [113:1-5].
2) If one sees something impressive he should say: (This is that which Allah has willed, there is no power except with Allah) or (May Allah send blessing upon him).
3) Reciting Quran or the authentic supplication after having the influence of an evil eye.
4) If the person who caused harm by his evil eye is known, he may be asked to make Wudu and then the influenced person should take a bath from that water.
It is not permissible to blame someone of causing harm by his/her evil eye, as it is compulsory for the one who knows without any doubt that he was the reason in causing harm to co-operate with the influenced person to get rid of his illness.
It is not permissible to have doubts about people and to cut relations with them based upon suspicions and devilish insinuations.
Believing in a horoscope and relying on it is not permissible. The one who deals with it is considered Kafir since he claims having the knowledge of unseen, while no one knows it except Allah alone.
Finally, it is not permissible to cut the relation with others depending on a horoscope. In fact, it is a devilish trick to cause mischief among people. We are ordered not to follow Satan. We ask Allah to give good health for you and us.
Allah knows best.

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The Belief In Allaah: Two Sects That Have Been Misguided In This Matter

Bismillah (In The Name of Allah)

Dear Readers,

TWO SECTS WENT ASTRAY REGARDING THIS MATTER:

  • The First Sect: Al-Mu’atilah, who negated all or some of Allah’s Names and Attributes claiming that affirming Allah’s Names and Sifaat necessitates Tashbeeh (drawing similarities between Allah and His creation)! This claim is surely false in many aspects, including:
    • First: It necessitates false obligations like contradiction in the words of Allah, far removed is He from every imperfection. This is so because Allah affirmed the Names and Attributes to Himself and negated the likeness of anything unto Him. Had its affirmation necessitated the Tashbeeh, then it would imply contradiction in the Speech of Allah and that its parts refute one another.

    • Second: It is not necessary that “agreement in Name” [18] or “in an Attribute” between two things obligates likeness between them. Indeed you see two people in a state of agreement where each is a hearing, seeing, and speaking human. In no way does this necessitate likeness neither in the human values nor in the hearing, sight, and speech. You see that animals have hands, legs, and eyes. This kind of agreement does not necessitate that their hands, legs, and eyes are like each other. If this distinction in the agreement in Names and qualities amongst the created things is clear, then the distinction between the Creator and the created things is greater and more evident.

  • The Second Sect: The Mushabbahah, who affirm Allah’s Names and Attributes but make Tashbeeh (draw similarities) between Allah and His Creation, claiming that this is what is necessitated by the meaning of the texts on the ground that Allah (Ta’aalaa) addresses the ‘Ibaad (mankind) according to their understanding! Such a claim is false in many respects, including:
    • First: The Mushabbahah: Likens Allah to His creation which is a false concept that is negated by the Sharia as well as reasoning. Thus it is impossible that a false matter is necessitated by the texts of the Quran and Sunnah.

    • Second: Allah addressed mankind according to their understanding of the basic meanings of His Name and Attributes. However, the knowledge of the essence and true nature of meanings regarding His Thaat (Essence) and Sifaat exclusively belongs to Allah Alone. So, if Allah affirms to Himself that He is All-Hearer, then the Hearing is known from the understanding of the basic meaning, which is the comprehension of voices. However, the essence of this meaning with respect to the Hearing of Allah (Ta’aalaa) is unknown because the essence of hearing is distinct even amongst the created. Certainly, the distinction between the hearing of the created and that of the Creator is greater and more evident.

      It is known that if Allah mentioned about Himself that He Istawaa ‘ala Al-‘Arsh [19], then the Istiwaa’ according to the basic meaning is known (means : ascendance), however, the manner (the ‘how’) of His ascension above His ‘Arsh is unknown, because the essence of the Istiwaa’ amongst the creatures is distinct. The Istiwaa’ on a firmly stable chair is not the same as that on the saddle of an unyielding and easily-frightened camel. When this is distinct with respect to the creatures, then it is greater and more evident between the Creator and the creature.

The Belief in Allah (Ta’aalaa) according to what we have described above yields great benefits to the believers:

  • First: The true manifestation of the Tawhid of Allah Ta’aalaa such that there is no attachment to other than Him in hope, fear, and worship.

  • Second: The perfect Love, Magnification and Exaltation of Allah Ta’aalaa as obligated by His Most Beautiful Names and Sublime Attributes.

  • Third: Manifesting His worship by doing what He commands and avoiding what He forbade.


Footnotes
[1] Revealed texts of the Quran and Sunnah

[2] lit: sensory perception, sensation. It pertains to the evidences about Allah’s existence. Al-Hiss means, that which is perceptible through the senses. [TN]

[3] Related by Imam Al-Bukhaaree in his Sahih, V.8, pp. 389-90, Hadeeth no. 597.

[4] Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree, V. 6, pp. 356-358, Hadith no. 377.

[5] Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree, V. 5, p. 236, Hadith no. 358.

[6] Ash-Shar’a: Islaamic Texts and Legislation’s in the Quran and Sunnah. [TN]

[7] Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree, V. 2, Hadith no. 55.

[8] Ijaabah: Answering the Du’aa of the supplicant by Allaah. [TN]

[9] Narrated Anas (radhi-Allah ‘anhu):

“The people of Makkah asked the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa-Sallam) to show them a sign (miracle). So he showed them (the miracle) of the cleaving of the moon.” Sahih Al-Bukhaaree, V. 6, Hadith no. 390. [TN]

[10] Allah, Most Great, is the Possessor of every possessor. He permits whom He wishes to possess. Allah possesses all the treasures of the heavens and the earth. All he good is in His Hand, He gives whom He wishes and takes from whom He wishes. Everything is in need of Allah. [TN]

[11] This great Aayah is a reminder for those who invoke upon the dead or the absent person(s) seeking help and refuge in them, that those whom you seek and call upon instead of Allah don’t possess even a Qitmeer. They cannot help themselves let alone those who call upon them. Those who seek refuge or intercession through the righteous in the graves have not correctly estimated Allah as the One who gives and takes, the One who provides and sustains, the One who loves to be invoked Alone, etc. [TN]

[12] If Allah saves anyone none can punish or harm him, and if Allah punishes or harms anyone none can save him. [Tafseer Al-Qurtubee, V.12, p.145].

[13] Ibaadaat: Acts of worship done sincerely for Allah’s sake and in accordance with evidence from Quran and (or) authentic Sunnah. [TN]

[14] Mu’aamalaat: All forms of mutual relations, treatment, procedures, behaviour, conduct (towards others), and interactions including social, business, transactions, etc. [TN]

[15] Allah said that Hood (alayhis-salaam) told his people:

“Dispute you with me over names which you have named – you and your fathers, with no authority from Allah?” [Qur’aan 7:71]

[16] Allah is Al-Qahhaar: He subdued all creatures and all the elements of the loftiest and lowest worlds; nothing occurs or moves without His Permission. Everything of His Creation is in need of Him. His Irresistibility is linked to His Perfect Living, Power, and Ability. [TN]

[17] If Allah saves anyone none can punish or harm him, and if Allah punishes or harms anyone none can save him. See Translation of the Meaning of the Noble Quran by Al-Hilaalee and Khaan, Soorah Al-Mu’minoon, Aayah 88, p.534, quoting from Tafseer Al-Qurtubee, V.12, p.145.

[18] There are many Names that are common between Allah and His creatures.

[19] Istawaa ‘ala Al-‘Arsh: Ascended above the Throne. [TN]

 

Explaining The Fundamentals Of Faith
Author: Imam Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen
Source: Sharh Usool al-Eemaan
Translator: Dr. Saalih as-Saalih
It is from the Taqwa of Allah and sincere love or him that one researches and seeks truth that is befitting Allah Majesty.
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.

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