Sunday, September 16, 2018

A NAS A WEEK - 7 MUHARRAM 1440

O ye who believe! let not some men among you laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): Nor let some women laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames: Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness (to be used of one) after he has believed: And those who do not desist are (Indeed) doing wrong [4929] [4930] [Translation of al-Hujuraat (49:11) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali].

Notes:
4929 -  Mutual ridicule ceases to be fun when there is arrogance or selfishness or malice behind it. We may laugh with people, to share in the happiness of life: we must never laugh at people in contempt or ridicule. In many things they may be better than ourselves!
4930 - Defamation may consist in speaking ill of others by the spoken or written word, or in acting in such a way as to suggest a charge against some person whom we are not in a position to judge. A cutting, biting remark or taunt of sarcasm is included in the word lamaza. An offensive nickname may amount to defamation, but in any case there is no point in using offensive nicknames, or names that suggest some real or fancied defect. They ill accord with the serious purpose which Muslims should have in life. For example, even if a man is lame, it is wrong to address him as "O lame one!" It causes him pain, and it is bad manners. So in the case of the rude remark, "the black man".

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

A NAS A WEEK - 29 DZULHIJJAH 1439

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, was asked about which prayer was most excellent after the prescribed prayer, and which fast was most excellent after the month of Ramadan. The Prophet said, “The best prayer after the prescribed prayers is prayer offered in the middle of the night, and the most excellent fast after the month of Ramadan is the fast in Allah’s month, Al-Muharram.” [Source: Sahih Muslim 1163; Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim]

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، رضى الله عنه يَرْفَعُهُ قَالَ سُئِلَ أَىُّ الصَّلاَةِ أَفْضَلُ بَعْدَ الْمَكْتُوبَةِ وَأَىُّ الصِّيَامِ أَفْضَلُ بَعْدَ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ فَقَالَ أَفْضَلُ الصَّلاَةِ بَعْدَ الصَّلاَةِ الْمَكْتُوبَةِ الصَّلاَةُ فِي جَوْفِ اللَّيْلِ وَأَفْضَلُ الصِّيَامِ بَعْدَ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ صِيَامُ شَهْرِ اللَّهِ الْمُحَرَّمِ
صحيح مسلم كتاب الصيام أفضل الصيام بعد رمضان شهر الله المحرم 1163



Sunday, September 2, 2018

A NAS A WEEK - 22 DZULHIJJAH 1439

In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease and grievous is the penalty they (incur) because they are false (to themselves).  [34] [Translation of Surah al-Baqarah, 2:102 by Abdullah Yusuf Ali]

Notes:
 
[34] The insincere man who thinks he can get the best of both worlds by compromising with good and evil only increased the disease of his heart, because he is not true to himself. Even the good which comes to him he can pervert to evil. So the rain which fills out the ear of corn or lends fragrance to the rose also lends strength to the thorn or adds strength to the poison of the deadly night-shade.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

A NAS A WEEK - 15 DZUL HIJJAH 1439


Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “He is not one of us who instigates a wife against her husband or a servant against his master.” [Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 2175. Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani]

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَيْسَ مِنَّا مَنْ خَبَّبَ امْرَأَةً عَلَى زَوْجِهَا أَوْ عَبْدًا عَلَى سَيِّدِهِ
2175 سنن أبي داود كتاب الطلاق باب فيمن خبب امرأة على زوجها
2175 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح أبي داود

Source:
https://abuaminaelias.com/dailyhadithonline/2017/10/25/hadith-on-community-he-is-not-a-true-muslim-who-incites-discord-between-people/

Sunday, August 19, 2018

A NAS A WEEK - 8 DZUL HIJJAH 1439

Then when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him he said: "O my son! I see in vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: now see what is thy view!" (The son) said: "O my father! do as thou art commanded: thou will find me if Allah so wills one practicing Patience and Constancy!"  [4098]   [4099] [Translation of Surah al-Saffat, 37:102 by Abdullah Yusuf Ali].

Notes:
4098 - Where did this vision occur? The Muslim view is that it was in or near Makkah. Some would identify it with the valley of Mina, six miles north of Makkah, where a commemoration sacrifice is annually celebrated as a rite of the Hajj on the tenth of Zul-Hijjah, the 'Id of Sacrifice, in Memory of this Sacrifice of Abraham and Isma'il (see' n.2l7 to ii. 197). Others say that the original place of sacrifice was near the hill of Marwa (the companion hill to Safa, ii. 158), which is associated with the infancy of Isma'il.

4099 -  At what stage in Abraham's history did this occur? See n. 2725 to xxi. 69. It was obviously after his arrival in the land of Cannan and after Isma'il had grown up to years of discretion. Was it before or after the building of the Ka'ba (ii. 127)? There are no data on which this question can be answered. But we may suppose it was before that event, and that event may itself have been commemorative.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

A NAS A WEEK - 1 DZUL HIJJAH 1439

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No good deeds are better than what is done in these first ten days of Dhul Hijjah.” Some companions of the Prophet said, “Not even jihad in the way of Allah?” The Prophet said, “Not even jihad in the way of Allah, except for a man who goes out with his life and wealth at risk and he returns with nothing.” [Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 926; Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari]



عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَنَّهُ قَالَ مَا الْعَمَلُ فِي أَيَّامٍ أَفْضَلَ مِنْهَا فِي هَذِهِ قَالُوا وَلَا الْجِهَادُ قَالَ وَلَا الْجِهَادُ إِلَّا رَجُلٌ خَرَجَ يُخَاطِرُ بِنَفْسِهِ وَمَالِهِ فَلَمْ يَرْجِعْ بِشَيْءٍ 
 926 صحيح البخاري كتاب العيدين باب فضل العمل في أيام التشريق


Source (Credit to):
https://abuaminaelias.com/dailyhadithonline/2011/10/28/hadith-on-the-virtue-of-the-ten-days-of-dhul-hijjah/

Monday, August 6, 2018

A NAS A WEEK - 23 DZUL QA'DAH 1439

The ones who prefer the worldly life over the Hereafter and avert (people) from the way of Allah, seeking to make it (seem) deviant. Those are in extreme error [Translation of Surah Ibrahim, 14:3].