Friday, August 31, 2012

Sister, who are you striving to be like?


Kim Kardashian, Kate Middleton, Lady Gaga, and (again) Britney Spears. What do these women have in common besides spreading nonsense in the world?

They are the Western society's role models.

I find it quite humorous that such clowns are known as "the leading ladies of the future."
Kim Kardashian who really has nothing going for her, is famous for her money and life which consists of shopping and drowning her face with makeup. Kate Middleton, a very wealthy "commoner", famous for her marriage to Prince William. Lady Gaga, who promotes same-sex relationships, and making extremely haram things seem halal and of course Britney Spears, who is just as ridiculous as the others and can't even take care of herself. These are the women who are making a difference in the youth's lives. Parading around half-naked, gallons of make-up, intoxicated, and pretty much useless individuals who are famous for unknown reasons. I mean, Kate Middleton is slightly better than the others, but nonetheless she is still nonsense.
The importance of raising children in this generation to make a difference in the future has been heavily ignored. The media has become the new fastest growing religion. This used to be my religion, and I was a very devoted practisor. I have lost count with the amount of "role models" I looked up to and tried so hard to mimic.

I want to share with you who my role model is today, why I chose the name Khadijah, and why I look up to her:

She was one of the greatest leaders of humanity known to mankind
She was the most respected lady of her time
She was the most noble
She was a humble wealthy businesswoman
She was most loyal
She was most intelligent
She had a strong persona and a soft heart
She was beautiful and pious
She was known as the "pure woman"
She was the Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh) first wife
She was the first one to accept Islam
She was the mother of the believers
She was Khadijah.

Wow, what a woman.
Allah chose the perfect woman for the perfect man, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
The only words I can think of to describe such a woman is, "absolutely amazing". She was the only woman who was greeted with a "Salam" by Allah and the Angel Jibril. The first wife of the Prophet (pbuh), and he did not take on another wife during his marriage with Khadijah. She was the most supportive wife of the Prophet (pbuh) and sacrificed all the comforts of life. The Prophet had such high regards for Khadijah and spoke of her in the most dearest way:

" I have no yet found a better wife than her. She had faith in me when everyone, even members of my own family and tribe did not believe me, and accepted that I was truly a Prophet and a Messenger of Allah. She converted to Islam, spent all her wealth and worldly goods to help me spread this faith, and this too at a time when the entire world seemed to have turned against me and persecuted me. And it is through her that Allah blessed me with children"(Narrated by Aisha). She was the ideal mother and wife. She is a true representation of not only the ideal Muslim woman, but she is what every woman should strive to become. Could you imagine if all women had Khadijah (May Allah be pleased with her) as a role model what the outcome of society would be like today?

Women wouldn't think that walking around half-naked is beautiful, women wouldn't think that caking on a pound of makeup on her face was what defines her beauty, women wouldn't think that being intoxicated was the way to enjoy life, women wouldn't think the materialistic things in life were important, women wouldn't have to stray away from religion to gain their independence and freedom.
Most importantly, women would believe in Allah.

Why it is so hard to find a woman like Khadijah these days?
I would really like to hear what you have to say.

Monday, August 27, 2012

You gotta read this,


I never liked exams, in fact I detested them!
I was never the top student of my class, in fact I was terrible at exams. I had exam anxiety and had to separate from another room so I could have extra time to finish (not that it helped my amazing marks *sarcasm*)

Why must one spend so much dedication and time towards studying for a topic while only to be tested on it after?
We learn all we can and some even cram and leave a years worth of knowledge to the last minute hoping to absorb as much information as possible before the final exam. Subhana'Allah.

The purpose of the exam is to test our knowledge and to see if we can correctly apply what we have been taught from what we learnt throughout the year. The one who puts in the hours and the efforts usually succeeds with a higher-than-passing mark. The one who crams all night and leaves everything to the last minute usually fails or barely passes.
I used to be the latter. I would leave my studying to the last minute and hoping that by fluke I would some how pass, and the joke here is, I would be praying to my wooden deities to pass me (lol!! but seriously, astughfurAllah). I concluded that exams (and tests) just weren't "my thing".

Writing an exam or a test requires so much preparation and focus (and SO much effort). That feeling of successfully passing and moving ahead in life is just SO rewarding. We spend so much time working hard to become the best student, earning that killer degree, and giving ourselves the head honcho titles but what about successfully preparing for our final exam? What about focusing on our daily tests we are put through every day by our Creator? Are we going to cram until the last minute hoping to pass THE final exam (our death, the grave, The Day of Judgement)?

Aha, but this final exam is different. There is no re-take. You can't erase and re-write the right answer. You can't separate yourself into another room and be allotted more time. This exam is limited on time. This is the exam that we have been preparing for all our lives. Wouldn't it be a shame to know that cramming for this exam will not grant you a passing grade? Wouldn't it be a shame to know that failing this exam will enter you into an eternal punishment with torture and pain that you couldn't even imagine? Wouldn't it be a shame to know that you were given all this extra time and credit to your advantage yet you decided to study other subjects? Failing each chapter of your tests will not help you with THIS final exam.

Just imagine, taking THE final exam that will determine your destiny for eternity (Paradise, or the Hellfire).

Would you then continue to slack off , or would you start studying and preparing ahead of time?

Exams and tests used to be a joke to me.
But there is nothing funny about this test I'm taking, and this final exam is definitely not a laughing matter.



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My Ramadan 2012

Ramadan came and went, as if it were a strong wind that blew the dry leaves off the ground on a cool, Autumn morning.

Subhana'Allah, I feel a bit lonely now that Ramadan has left me. It was the month that kept me company and it was the month that became my companion. I had not realised what the "Ramadan hype" was all about until this year and I am not talking about the kind of hype that seemed to circulate on the blogs of the modern day Muslimah (i.e- what to cook for iftar, the countdown to breaking your fast, so on and so forth), but I am talking about the hype of reflection, repentance, and ibadaah.

As I had mentioned in my earlier posts prior to Ramadan, I was a bit sad at the fact that I was not able to spend my Ramadan in Saudi with my loved ones. This truly had a HUGE affect on me. I struggled to stay positive and tried hard to avoid sulking but nothing seemed to stop my emotional roller coaster . I admit, my iman was riding the waves like an amateur surfer. I would be up and then down, and then struggling to get up and then right when I was up, I was down again. I was lacking gratitude, focus, and motivation. I was feeling like my duaas were never being answered (astughfurAllah) and I couldn't help but feel this unsettling feeling in my heart. I felt like Allah had abandoned me and left me lost on His path (Subhana'Allah). How many of you sisters have felt this way?


fast forward to Ramadan.

After the initial two weeks of feeling sorry for myself (astughfurAllah) and sad due to the fact that I was spending Ramadan alone (i.e- eating sahuur and iftar and praying taraweeh and tahajjud alone ,and going to the masjid would not work around my dad's work schedule since I wanted to obey my husband's orders), Allah answered my duaas. I forced myself bidhni Allah, to think about all the sisters who spent not only Ramadan, but every day, alone and struggling to practise Islam. I reminded myself that it was a blessing to be able to have food to break my fast. I knew how it felt to be one of those sisters who had to deal with their kafir family members and realised truly how Generous Allah is. I began to feel more at ease and I was able to establish my Ramadan routine. I realised that this solidarity was actually to my advantage, and so I took FULL advantage of it.

I made sure to play the Qur'an daily at my parent's home (while they were at work) and I was able to try out new recipes, read Qur'an in Arabic daily, memorize a handful of Surahs, and pray taraweeh and tahajjud every (other) night. I even managed to hide three idols out of the thousands that my parents have (lol).
I did much reflecting and began to enjoy sahuur and iftar by myself. I truly did. 

I loved my Ramadan and wish that I could hold on to it. Insha'Allah I can continue the goals I had established, accomplished, and set for myself during this month for another year (insha'Allah!)

Subhana'Allah how Allah created us humans to be able to adapt to any sort of environment after a period of time. I reliased my weak points and character flaws and made sure that I HAD to improve on them (post Ramadan as well, insha'Allah) and so this is what I learnt this year , my Ramadan 2012 & if I'm even lucky enough to see this blessed holy month again.


This Ramadan I learnt :

- How to bake a proper Khaliat Nahal bread (honeycomb bread) with laughing cow cheese and rose water syrup.
- How to make Afghani rice (Qabali rice) with my own version of curry
- How to enjoy eating sahuur and iftar by myself
- How to carry a conversation in Arabic (texting)
- How to work out while fasting (it actually makes you stronger !)


- To count my own blessings before counting OTHERS blessings
- The ABSOLUTE importance of continuing to seek knowledge of my deen
- The importance of being consistent, confident, ambitious, and passionate about Islam 
- To distance myself from sisters who waste my time and do not bring me closer to Allah, and to not let them distract me or influence me easily (i.e-to be lazy with seeking knowledge and talking about nonsense things)
- To be honest and straightforward (while maintaining good Akhlaq)
- HOW PRECIOUS TIME IS!(constantly remind myself of the Day of Judgement and about death)
- That everything that happens is from the blessings of Allah (good and bad) and He doesn't HAVE to give you something, but because He is MOST MERCIFUL AND OFT FORGIVING & because He does whatever He Wills.
- To develop more TAWAKKUL, and how it makes your life so much easier (instead of constantly worrying and stressing about worldly affairs)
- TO BE A BETTER SERVANT OF ALLAH, and a better wife insha'Allah!
- To continue to strengthen my relationship with my PERFECT CREATOR, aiming to be amongst the righteous in Al-Firdaus Insha'Allah!!!!

AND LASTLY,
To be a stranger in this world, and to remain a stranger in this world until the day I die (May I die in the state of la ilaha ilAllah)
Ameen.



Until next year, if I even live to see another blessed Ramadan.......(insha'Allah)




&  here is my post on my FIRST Ramadan 2011 : (Subhana'Allah, quite similar dont you think?) 

My last Ramadan : 



My first Ramadhan and Eid experience did not live up to that of the Twitter and Facebook status updates. I will share with you my experience and what I thought about this blessed month. The month where The Holy Qur'an was revealed, the month of extra worship, the month of fasting.

I wasn't sure what Ramadhan would entail since it was my very first one. I heard that many Muslims (not all), they make it more of a huge event than it really is, in terms of feasts, food being wasted, large family gatherings, and weight gaining. Many individuals would eat before praying Maghrib and many would also experience weight gaining at the end of Ramadhan. AstughfurAllah! The Holy Month of Ibadah (worship) has turned into, for some, the holy month of eating!  Also, during Ramadhan, the part-time Muslims were hard at work, and once Ramadhan ended, they would be back to their full-time job with shaitan. I chuckled at the thought of this.

First of all, how is it even possible to be a part-time Muslim? Well, it is very possible and it happening everywhere in the world today.
Secondly, since when did Ramadhan become a social event? I thought the main purpose was to worship your Creator and show Him your gratitude!?
Thirdly, what ever happened to sticking to what Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) taught?

I am not sure how most of the Muslim's Ramadhan went, but my Ramadhan went a little something like this:

It was quiet and extremely simple.
I had much time alone to reflect on my relationship with my Creator.
I didn't have any big Iftar parties.
I blogged a lot.
I prayed a bit more than I normally prayed.
I took more naps than usual.
I learned how to cook two Saudi dishes.
I thought about ways to work on my Iman.
I truly thought about death and truly dreaded the Day.
I was able to envision in my mind the day the Angel of death came to take me away
I thanked Allah continuously for the opportunity to live each day to worship Him and only Him

As you can see, my Ramadhan was uneventful and quite "boring" compared to most Muslims, but I have to say that I preferred it to be that way rather than loud, hectic, and distracting. It was nice to spend it by myself and with my husband.

I had a lot of time to reflect about my new life and how I never ever want to go astray. I had much time to really think about what it would be like in my grave when I die. Really envisioning the confined space, with nowhere to go, nothing to see except darkness. Though I am dead, my soul is still alive in my grave, waiting for the Day of Resurrection. This thought frightens me because I know that after the grave, comes the Day when we will all be judged by our Creator. So instead of stuffing my face during Iftar and Sahur, instead of worrying what new outfit I was going to wear on Eid, and instead of being busy with family gatherings, I was busy worrying about how to strengthen my iman, how to keep myself focused on the straight path until the day I die, how to live my life day by day until the Day of Judgement arrives.

I would say for my first Ramadhan, it was the most productive time I have ever had in a long, long time. Now that Ramadhan is finished, I plan to live my life with the image of me in my grave waiting for that brutally, scorching, terrible Day of Judgement and a suggestion for the part-time Muslims, you may not live to make it to the next Ramadhan, so you might as well start working hard and promote yourself to Full-time Muslim.



a sister sent this to me because it reminded me of her Masha'Allah, LOL
i just HAD to share !


Saturday, August 18, 2012

3id Mubarak!


BEAUTIFUL HADITH ABOUT EID

The Messenger of Allah Muhammad is reported to have said:“And then the night of Eidul fitr, the night that is called Laylatul Jaa’izah(night of prize giving), comes along. On the morning of Eid Allah sends down the Malaa’ikah to all the lands of the earth where they take their positions at access points of roads, calling out with a voice that is heard by all except man and jinn, “O Ummah of Muhammad(S.A.W), come forth from your houses towards a Lord thet is noble and gracious, who grants much and pardons the major sins.” When they proceed towards the places for their Eid salaah, Allah says to the Malaa’ikah: “What indeed is the reward of that employee who had rendered his services?” The Malaa’ikah reply’ “O Lord and Master, it is only right that he should receive his reward in full for his services.” Allah then says, “I call you to witness, O My Malaa’ikah, that for their having fasted during the month of Ramadhaan, and for their having stood in prayer by night, I have granted to them as reward My pleasure and have granted them forgiveness. O My servants ask now of Me, for I swear by My honour and My greatness, that whatsoever you shall beg of me this day in this assembly of yours for the needs of the Hereafter, I shall grant you; and whatsoever you shall ask for worldly needs, I shall look at you favourably. By My honour I swear, as long as you shall obey my commands, I shall cover your faults. By My honour and by My greatness do I swear that I shall never disgrace you amoung the evil-doing ones and disbelievers. Depart now from here, you are forgiven. You have pleased Me, and I am pleased with you. The Malaa’ikah an seeing this great reward bestowed by Allah upon the Ummah of Muhammad (S.A.W) on the day of Eidul Fitr become greatly pleased and happy.” 



IBADAH(WORSHIP) ON THE NIGHT OF EID

Our Beloved Rasulullah (Salallaho alaihe wassallam) said : "The person who stays awake on the nights preceding the 2 Eids occupying himself with ibâdah(worship), his heart will not die on the day when everyone's heart will perish." (His heart will not die during the time of evil and corruption). It could also mean that with the blowing of the trumpet his soul will not become unconscious.



SUNNAH ACTS ON THE DAY OF EID:

  • Wake up early.
  • Take a Ghusl (bath) before Eid Salaah
  • Brush your teeth.
  • Dress up, putting on best clothes available.
  • Use itr
  • Eat something sweet before proceeding to the Eid Musallah e.g. Dates etc.
  • Pay Zakaat-al-Fitr before Salaatul-Eid (on Eid-al-Fitr).
  • Go to Eid Musallah (Eid Gah/prayer ground) early.
  • Offer Salaah-al-Eid in congregation in an Eid Musallah except when whether is not permitting like rain, snow, etc.
  • Use different roads en route to the Eid Musallah and back home.
  • Recite the following Takbir on the way to Eid Musallah :

Allahu-Akbar, Allahu-Akbar. La ila-ha ill-lallah.Allahu-Akbar, Allahu-Akbar. Wa-lilahill hamd. (Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. There is no god but Allah. Allah is Greatest, Allah is Greatest. And all praises are for Allah)


TIPS ON HOW TO SPEND THE DAY OF EID:

  • Keep in mind the pleasure of Allah and uphold Shari'ah at ALL times.
  • Adorn yourself and your family modestly in the best of garments (not necessarily new).
  • Should Eid be made at my mum or your mum or whoever/wherever? This requires Mashurah (mutual consultation). Mashurah is a Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (Sallalaho alaihe wassallam).Try to compromise and accommodate each other.
  • Avoid over eating and other festivities that have no benefit.
  • Visit the poor, needy, orphans, elderly and sick.
  • Maintain and strengthen family bonds- Rasulullah (S.A.W) is reported to have said, "Anyone who wishes to have his means of livelihood enlarged and a prolonged life, should treat his relatives with kindness."
  • Don't forget the poor and needy Muslims in all parts of the world in your du’as and charity.
  • Be punctual with our acts of worship on this joyous day.



SIX FAST OF SHAWWAL

Fasting Six Days of Shawwal After Ramadan: “Like Fasting The Entire Year”

The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) said, 
“Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days from Shawwal it is as if they fasted the entire year.” [Hadith-Muslim]

NB.It is permitted to fast these six days separately throughout the month, or consecutively, after Eid al-Fitr. It is prohibitively disliked (makruh tahriman) and sinful to fast on Eid day itself. 





EIMUBARAK

"Eid mubarak to you and your family and May Allah bless and grant you barakah in this world and the ahkhirah ...May Allah accept your fasting and duas. Let us remember the Ummah which is in pain and distress in many parts of the world and if possible let us contribute in whatever way possible whether it be financially or by way of your sincere duas. Make dua for those who have passed on....May ALLAH grant relief to those in need, May Allah ease the plight of so many that are downtrodden,& oppressed ...May Allah grant Shi'fa to those that are ill and may ALLAH grant us a death with Emaan and true success in both this world and the hereafer…Ameen "



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

An important message to my Muslim sisters.

I came across this important read and with urgency I had to share it with you all. I encourage you to take 5-10 minutes (depending on how fast of a reader you are, for me sadly, everything takes long because my attention span is shorter than that of a 3 year old!) to read, immerse, and marinate into this 16 page short read.

It is discussing the issue of the Muslim woman living in today's society and how influenced they are by the Western culture. The Muslim woman is constantly imitating those in the West, and sadly, becoming proud of it. This powerful, well written piece is seriously a MUST READ. I know most of you will agree with what this sister has to say and in our modern day society, which is always influencing us to do other than worship the ONE true Creator, Allah the Almighty, we must educate ourselves, our sisters, and our children about this pressing issue: Modesty of the (Muslim) woman in today's society. This is not even directed just to Muslimahs but a general message to women who think that being sexy and showing it off is a form of liberation, when in actual reality, it is a form of enslavement. Again, I stress, and encourage my posts to always relate to issues that I have lived through in the past (i.e- imitating the hottest celebrities, lacking humility, worshiping human idols, and any other soul-corrupting, far-from-Allah practices that are out there) and I feel obligated to tell you that it is JUST NOT WORTH IT. The word "temporary" means "short lived " and "for a short time only", and that is exactly what this world is, is submitting to your desires really that rewarding than submitting to Allah the Almighty?

temporary VS. eternal, which one do you choose?

Enjoy! 
The sense of shame in the Muslim women of today.

Death is a creep.



Adolf Hitler (dicator)

Born: 1889-04-20 - Died: 1945-04-30
Cause of Death:
 "Suicide"

He was 56.

Alexander McQueen (fashion designer)
Born: 17 March 1969  Died: 11 February 2010
Cause of Death: "He hung himself."
He was 41.


Amy Winehouse (singer)
Born: 1983-09-14 - Died: 2011-07-23
Cause of Death:
 "Unexplained (but most likely drug overdose)"

She was 28.

Anna Nicole Smith (Tv personality)

Born: 1967-11-28 - Died: 2007-02-08 
Cause of death: "accidental overdose"
She was 39.

Heath Ledger (Actor)

Born: 1979-04-04 - Died: 2008-01-22
Cause of Death:
 "Accidental Drug Overdose"

He was 28.

Michael Jackson (pop artist)

Born: August 29, 1958  Died: June 25, 2009
Cause of Death: "drug overdose"
He was 50.


Ruslana Korshunova (runway model)
Born: 1987-07-02 - Died: 2008-06-28
Cause of Death:
 "Suicide"

She was 21

Whitney Houston (singer)
Born: 1963-08-09 - Died: 2012-02-11
Cause of Death: "Unknown (she had drug abuse problems but they are still uncertain how she died "yeah right, liars")"
She was 49.

So what do all these well-known individuals have in common? 
They are all dead. 
Allah took their lives, and He will take ours as well. 
All the fame, fortune, and power couldn't save them from their death. Did they die as kafirs? Allah knows best. But the most important thing we need to know is that, they died the way they will be resurrected. 

I would like to stress the importance of remembering death on a daily basis. We often get so caught up with our worldly lives that death is the last thing that is on our minds. We need also stop idolizing these music stars and celebrities because they aren't immortal. Allah shows us many great examples of the lives He took. Without Islam, we are nobody and without Allah we are nothing. 


We should all spend at least ten minutes or so, before we pray and before we go to sleep, to reflect these verses and to also ask ourselves " How do I want to die?" Let us not be of those in these verses, and remember it's never too late to repent. Allah has given us the gift of time, so let us use it to our advantage. It's never too late, until the angel of death comes to take our souls. 



"And they say, “There is not but our worldly life; we die and live (i.e. some people die and others live, replacing them) and nothing destroys us except time.” And they have of that no knowledge; they are only assuming. And when Our verses are recited to them as clear evidences, their argument is only that they say, “Bring [back] our forefathers, if you should be truthful.” Say, “God causes you to live, then causes you to die; then He will assemble you for the Day of Resurrection, about which there is no doubt,” but most of the people do not know." (Quran, 45:24-26)


"[For such is the state of the disbelievers], until, when death comes to one of them, he says, “My Lord, send me back that I might do righteousness in that which I left behind (i.e. in that which I neglected).” No! It is only a word he is saying; and behind them is a barrier until the Day they are resurrected. So when the Horn is blown, no relationship will there be among them that Day, nor will they ask about one another. And those whose scales are heavy [with good deeds] - it is they who are the successful. But those whose scales are light - those are the ones who have lost their souls, [being] in Hell, abiding eternally. The Fire will sear their faces, and they therein will have taut smiles (i.e. their lips having been contracted by scorching until the teeth are exposed). "(Quran, 23:99-104)



"Then when the Horn is blown with one blast, and the earth and the mountains are lifted and leveled with one blow [i.e. stroke] - Then on that Day, the Occurrence [i.e. Resurrection] will occur, And the heaven will split [open], for that Day it is infirm (i.e. weak, enfeebled and unstable). And the angels are at its edges. And there will bear the Throne of your Lord above them, that Day, eight [of them]. That Day, you will be exhibited [for judgment]; not hidden among you is anything concealed (i.e. any person or any secret you might attempt to conceal). So as for he who is given his record in his right hand, he will say, “Here, read my record! Indeed, I was certain that I would be meeting my account.” So he will be in a pleasant life - In an elevated Garden, Its [fruit] to be picked hanging near. [They will be told], “Eat and drink in satisfaction for what you put forth (i.e. literally, advanced in anticipation of reward in the Hereafter) in the days past.” But as for he who is given his record in his left hand, he will say, “Oh, I wish I had not been given my record, and had not known what is my account. I wish it [i.e. my death] had been the decisive one (i.e. ending life rather than being the gateway to eternal life). My wealth has not availed me. Gone from me is my authority.” [God will say], “Seize him and shackle him. Then into Hellfire drive him. Then into a chain whose length is seventy cubits insert him.” Indeed, he did not used to believe in God, the Most Great. " (Quran, 69:13-33)





*I put the cause of death simply in quotations as only Allah knows the truth of how He took the lives of these people. As always, never EVER believe what you see, and hear from the media.*

Saturday, August 11, 2012

We cover because.....

"Abû Hurayrah said, The Prophet said, "There are two types among the people of Hell whom I have not yet seen. The first are people who have whips like the tails of oxen, with which they beat people, and the second are women who are naked in spite of being dressed; they will be led astray and will lead others astray, and their heads will look like camels humps. These women will not enter Paradise; they will not even experience the faintest scent of it, even though the fragrance of Paradisecan be perceived from such a great distance."


I never realised the importance and value of women and modesty until I converted (reverted) to Islam. Growing up in a Western society, less is more. By that, it means that the less you wear the more sexy and attractive you are. The term "if you got it, flaunt it" rules the Western society (and pretty much half the world). Modesty is something that is disappearing as rapidly as the water in the desert. Women are looked at as mere sex objects rather than for their intellect or morals. It seems the sexier you are, the more intelligent you are ( lol ?!) and the more makeup you have on, the more beautiful you are! I think about this ideology and I can't help but laugh and roll my eyes at the same time.

I was never a scandalous dresser, I hated wearing tank tops or anything tight fitting except for maybe my workout pants but when I did see women wearing barely nothing I often wondered what they would gain out of the free peep show they were offering to the world? Women who exposed half of their chest and their rear hanging out, walked with confidence on the streets of Toronto seemed to love the attention that the male pigs would oink at them. Seriously, men oinking at you, trying to get a piece of "today's special"? Yeah, thats exactly the kind of attention I want (sarcasm). Would a woman in her own right mind want a man gawking at her, and howling at her like an animal anyway? If he isn't shy about it, you probably aren't the only woman he's done that to (and on the same day!). Is one's self-esteem so low that they can only make themselves feel wanted and worthy by showing off their assets to foreign strangers? What is the point of getting one's attention when you don't even know the person? It's also rather disgusting to think that a stranger, is staring at your 'goods' and having his shaitans whispering evil, disturbing thoughts in his mind (GAG). The less clothes you have on, the cheaper you are. The more skin you show, the less dignity you have and the more makeup you have, the more flaws you have to hide. Simple as that. It really isn't rocket science (and I am entitled to this opinion because I've seen it all in my fashion-loving, party days)

The reason for this post, is because of a disturbing glimpse of an article that I skimmed through. It was about the women in the Olympics. This image of tweets by just a FEW women, give you a clear cut idea of what the article was about.

There was a video that NBC had posted with snip-its of all the women Olympian's body parts. Not only that, but they made this video in a manner so that it would depict these women in a demoralizing, embarrassing, "cheap" way. AstughfurAllah. There is nothing I can say about these women and the way they dress in the Olympics, mainly because it is hard to have modest clothing for those "in action" on the fields. I do feel sorry for them all, instead of being looked at for their skills, they have all become skintimate spectacles for men. You can't get a free-er show than the Olympics can you? Excuse my honesty but I don't sugarcoat. I mean, I don't blame NBC for their inappropriate video, because most women in today's society paint their own picture of themselves. They dress themselves a certain way to attract a certain kind of attention. They act a certain way because they want to fit in to the society's norm. They have low standards of themselves because of what television and music video's portray women as. So who is really to blame? The women or media? I would blame both, and the lack of morals in today's society is making it easier for these women to fall into the trap of demoralizing themselves to the lowest, cheapest of standards.

Now, on the other hand, Islam teaches women to ingrain morality, dignity, and humility in their minds. Islam teaches women to dress a certain way, so that they will not be seen as a candy open in it's wrapper left out on the dirty ground on the street. We cover to avoid strange men, we cover to avoid disgusting videos being made of us, we cover because we value our beauty that Allah has blessed us with. Why would you flaunt a million dollars while walking on the street? Would you hang each dollar bill on your body to show " HEY I GOT IT SO I'M GOING TO FLAUNT IT!"
The answer is no.
Women in Islam are covered pearls, we are Allah's humbled servants who are treated with respect and loyalty by our men (husbands, fathers, blood brothers). We do not need to attract unwanted attention for unwanted reasons. If the queen of England doesn't leave anywhere without an entourage , than why should we? She isn't even Muslim and she is seen in such high regard, we are Muslimah's and those who love Allah, Allah loves them back. That is more of a privilege to have than to be an old lady with a crown on her head who's face is touched by dirty hands, recycled over and over every day (well, don't know about other currencies, but here on the Canadian currencies we have good ol' Lizzy).

To be protected and valued in the sight of Allah is more of an honour than anything in this world and that reason will suffice as to why we cover.

Allahu Akbar!





Friday, August 10, 2012

DAA'EEF (weak)

Da`eef (Weak) Hadeeth No:20
"The Prophet (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam), when he raised his hands in du`aa', he would not put them down until he had wiped his face with them."

 Transmitted by Tirmidhi (2/244) & Ibn `Asaakir (7/12/2) via: Hammaad ibn `Isa al-Juhani from Hanzalah ibn Abi Sufyaan al-Jamhi from Saalim ibn `Abdullaah from his father from `Umar ibn al-Khattaab, who said: ...
Tirmidhi said after it, "This is a saheeh ghareeb hadeeth. We only know it as a hadeeth of Hammaad ibn `Esa, for he is alone in reporting it; he has few ahaadeeth, but the people have reported from him."
However, this reporter is weak, as in Taqreeb of Ibn Hajr, who says about him in Tahdheeb:
Ibn Ma`een said, "A good shaikh" Abu Haatim said, "Weak in Hadeeth"; Abu Daawood said, "Weak, he reports munkar ahaadeeth"; Haakim and Naqqaash said, "He reports fabricated ahaadeeth from Ibn Juraij and Ja`far as-Saadiq." He is declared to be weak by Daaraqutni. Ibn Hibbaan said, "He reports things which are the wrong way round on the authority of Ibn Juraij and `Abdul `Azeez ibn `Umar ibn `Abdul `Azeez, such that it seems to those whose field this is that it is deliberate; it is not permissible to use him as proof." Ibn Maakoolaa said, "They declare his ahaadeeth to be weak."
Hence, the like of this reporter is very weak, so his ahaadeeth cannot be raised to the level of hasan, let alone saheeh!
A similar hadeeth is: "When the Prophet  did du`aa' and raised his hands, he would wipe his face with his hands."
Da`eef (Weak). Abu Daawood (1492) from Ibn Lahee`ah from Hafs ibn Hishaam ibn `Utbah ibn Abi Waqqaas from Saa'ib ibn Yazeed from his father.

This is a weak sanad due to Hafs ibn Hishaam being unknown and the weakness of Ibn Lahee`ah (cf. Taqreeb at-Tahdheeb).
This hadeeth cannot be strengthened by the two routes of narration together due to the severity in weakness of the first one, which you have seen.

From Irwaa' al-Ghaleel (2/178-182) by Shaykh al-Albaani
Da`eef (Weak) Hadeeth No:21
"When you call upon Allaah, then supplicate with the palms of your hands, and do not supplicate with their backs, and when you finish, wipe your face with them."
Da`eef (Weak). Related by Ibn Maajah (1181, 3866), Ibn Nasr in Qiyaam al-Lail (p. 137), Tabaraani in Al-Mu`jam al-Kabeer (3/98/1) & Haakim (1/536), from Saalih ibn Hassaan from Muhammad ibn Ka`b from Ibn `Abbaas (radi Allaahu `anhu) as marfoo`.
This is a weak sanad due to Ibn Hassaan, who is munkar in Hadeeth, as Bukhaari said; Nasaa'i said, "He is abandoned in Hadeeth"; Ibn Hibbaan said, "He used to have female singers and listen to music, and he used to narrate fabricated reports on the authority of trustworthy narrators"; Ibn Abi Haatim said in Kitaab al-`Ilal (2/351), "I asked my father (i.e. Abu Haatim al-Raazi) about this hadeeth, to which he said: `Munkar'."
Ibn Hassaan has been backed up by `Eesaa ibn Maimoon, who also reported it from Muhammad ibn Ka`b, as related by Ibn Nasr. However, this does not alter anything, since Ibn Maimoon is similarly weak: Ibn Hibbaan said, "He reports ahaadeeth, all of which are fabricated"; Nasaa'i said, "Not reliable."
This hadeeth of Ibn `Abbaas is also related by Abu Daawood (1485), and from him Baihaqi (2/212), via: `Abdul Malik ibn Muhammad ibn Aiman from `Abdullaah ibn Ya`qoob ibn Ishaaq from someone who narrated to him from Muhammad ibn Ka`b, the wording being:
"Do not cover the walls. He who looks into the letter of his brother without his permission, verily he looks into the Fire. Ask Allaah with the palms of your hands, and do not ask him with their backs, and when you finish, wipe your faces with them."
This is a weak sanad: `Abdul Malik is declared weak by Abu Daawood; it also contain the shaikh of `Abdullaah ibn Ya`qoob who is unnamed, and therefore unknown - it is possible that he may be Ibn Hassaan or Ibn Maimoon, both of whom are mentioned above.

The hadeeth is also transmitted by Haakim (4/270) via: Muhammad ibn Mu`aawiyah, who said that Masaadif ibn Ziyaad al-Madeeni narrated to him that he heard it from Muhammad ibn Ka`b al-Qurazi. Dhahabi followed this up by pointing out that Ibn Mu`aawiyah was declared to be a liar by Daaraqutni, so the hadeeth is falsified.

Abu Daawood said about this hadeeth, "This hadeeth has been narrated via more than one route on the authority of Muhammad ibn Ka`b; all of them are feeble."
Raising the hands on doing Qunoot for a calamity is established from the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam) in his supplication against the polytheists who killed seventy reciters - transmitted by Imaam Ahmad (3/137) & Tabaraani in Al-Mu`jam as-Sagheer (p. 111) as the hadeeth of Anas with a saheeh sanad. Similar is proved from `Umar and others in the Qunoot of Witr Prayer. However, since wiping the face after Du`aa' al-Qunoot is not quoted at all from the Prophet (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam), nor from any of his Companions, it is an innovation without doubt.
As for wiping the face after du`aa' outside of prayer, there are only these two ahaadeeth; it is not correct to say that they mutually strengthen each other to the rank of hasan, as Manaawi did, due to the severity of the weakness found in their routes of narration. This is why Imaam Nawawi said in Majmoo`, "It is not recommended", endorsing Ibn `Abd as-Salaam, who said, "Only an ignorant person does it."
The view that wiping the face after du`aa' is not prescribed is strengthened by the fact that there are many authentic ahaadeeth about raising the hands in supplication, and in none of them is there a mention of wiping the face; this shows, Allaah Willing, that it is unacceptable and not prescribed.
If Ibn Ma`een speaks favourably about a narrator, whereas the rest of the scholars declare him to be weak, then the statement of Ibn Ma`een is disregarded, the reason being that he was known for his strictness and severity in criticism: weak narrators would be very careful not to reveal their weakness before him; he would therefore pass judgment accordingly. This explains why he is alone in authenticating the narrator.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

"And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allaah..."




Assalamualaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatu ,
(warning, this is a LONG post, but a MUST READ)

Abu Hurairah (Radhiallahu anhu) who said that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, "The trustworthy ones in every generation will carry this knowledge. They will remove from it the distortions of the excessive ones, the false claims of the liars and the false interpretations of the ignorant people."  [Takhreej: Majmoo al-Fatawa of Ibn Taymiyyah (15/298), ar-Rawd al-Basim of Ibn al-Wazeer al-Yamaani(1/21-23),Takhreej ul-Mishkaat of al-Albanee(1/82-83, no.248),Hadiyy] (Thahdheeb Sharaf Ashaabul-Hadeeth of al-Khateeb al-Baghdaadee [p.57-58])

Ibn Taahir al-Maqdisi al-Haafidh {Rahimahullaah} said, "I heard the Imaam, Abu Ismaa'eel 'Abdullaah bin Muhammad al-Ansaari {rahim'ullah} saying, whilst in Haraah: 'The sword was put to my neck five times [and each time] it was not said to me, 'Leave your madhhab' but it was said to me, 'Remain silent about those who are in opposition to you'. So I would say, 'I will not remain silent'." [Aadaab us-Sharee'ah (1/207) of Ibn Muflih al-Maqdisi al-Hanbali].


" If I were to remain silent, how would the ignorant masses know truth from falsehood?" Those who introduce heretical writings and deviant religious rites contrary to Qur'ân and Sunnah have to be exposed and the Muslim nation warned against them according to the unanimous agreement of Muslim scholars (Ahmed Hanbal Rahimahullah)

It has been brought to my attention, that I need to dedicate a post solely to this issue. 
We find much controversy over the debate of the right sect in Islam. But by no doubt and no debate, following the path that Allah has delivered to us through the Qur'an and Sunnah is the correct hanifa (upright way). Me, just sitting here watching people say that shia are Muslims or that they are still Muslims despite their beliefs, would be like me sitting here watching a murder before my eyes and not saying anything about it. When we see something that is wrong and we do not say something about it, that means we agree with the sin does it not? If someone was backbiting my family and I just sat there and listened without defending, than I would be agreeing with the attacker correct? Similarly, I will not sit here and say that the shia are Muslims, because for obvious reasons stated in the Qur'an and Sunnah, they are NOT part of Islam. 

What does Islaam mean? Islaam means submission. Submission to who? To Allaah azza wa jall. A Muslim is the one who submits himself to Allaah solely, who worships Him without any partners, and those who are brothers and sisters in faith are those who are upon this way.

However, when the shia creed claims that some individuals have attributes of Allaah, like knowing the unseen which only Allaah knows, this goes against the Qur'aan, the words of Allaah.

It violates the religion.What does a Muslim say? Ashhadu an laa ilaha illa Allaah wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan rasoolullah. This is the testimony of faith, however if the creed of the shia claims that Jibreel made a mistake by going to Muhammad sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and that he instead had to go to Ali radhi Allaahu anhu, or that Ali radhi Allaahu anhu has to be the last prophet, they violate the shahada. If a shia person says I am Muslim, then know that they are not aware of their creed and are probably shia because they were raised with that term. It is upon them not to follow that which they have no knowledge of  ( "And follow not that of which you have no knowledge. Verily! The hearing, and the sight, and the heart, of each of those you will be questioned (by Allâh")). (Al-Isra 17:36))

That which causes disunity are deviant groups like this, they are based upon lies of people and the desires of people. Whereas Islaam - true submission - is based upon the book of Allaah and the Hikmah, which is the sunnah of the Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. That is what keeps muslims together, what makes us love each other for the sake of Allaah, what unites us. As unity is upon the haqq and not upon the (desires of) people. 

Nowadays, people are more worried about people, yet when someone violates Allaah's religion, when someone violates Allaah's rights, when someone violates the Sunnah, the Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family and companions, then we remain silent? This is wrong. 

When you look into the books of the shia, their creed, you can even find that they declare companions to be disbelievers. There is even a TV channels now where they have a special day to curse Aaisha radhi Allaahu anha. And then worry about 'calling them muslim or not'? The shias that call themselves muslim should worry about themselves and look into their own religion before agreeing upon that term. A lot of people call for unity, one ummah, but how can there be one ummah when everyone differs? When one declares another to be a disbeliever based upon their rules from their ideology/group? When everyone has a different set of rules, different ways to worship Allaah while Allaah has made clear how to worship Him and how not to. 
When a terrorist says “I will blow myself up in a train in the name of Allah!”, you will condemn his action, you will say this is not from Islam! How strange is it, that once something happens that we do not agree upon, we are so quick to condemn it. Why wouldn't you say, no he is a Muslim however this is just what he believes? Why wouldn't you want to unite with this ideology? You know it's wrong, that's why.

However, when there are many other (deviant!) groups and we are not aware of their practises, rituals and beliefs, do we just ignore that and say it is upon us to accept them and their differences? Without even knowing the differences? One group believes that the Messenger of Allaah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is still alive, and ascends from the heavens to their masjid every friday... Another group has certain rituals where they actually stab themselves. They all ascribe this to Islaam, while islaam is one clear path.



About the Rafidaah (Shia)
Firstly,

Here is a disgusting video of the shia celebrating the death of Aaisha (ra) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z5uZVjfWzo

Secondly,
NOTE. The following quotes are NOT supported by me, and shouldn’t be supported by you either.
Making Takfeer and attacking the Companions?

Mullah Baqir narrates a story from Imam Zainul Abideen that a man came to the Imam and asked him to inform him about Abu Bakr and Omar. The Imam informed him that they were both non-believers. (Haqqul Yaqeen: 551)
‘All of the Companions became infidel except three.’ (Hayat-ul-Quloob, Vol. No. 2, Page No. 923)
‘Abu Bakr and Omar were more tyrant than Satan.’ (Haq-ul-Yaqeen, Page No. 509)
‘It is an obligation upon every Shia to curse, during prayer, the Shaykheen (Abu Bakr and Omar), Prophet Mohammad’s wives Aisha, Hafsa, Hind and Umm-ul-Hakm.’ (Aain-ul-Hayat, Page No. 599)
‘There is no room for anyone with sound intellect, to deny the disbelief of ‘Umar. May the curse of Allah and His Messenger be upon him, and upon everyone who deems him to be a believer, and likewise upon everyone who does not curse him.’ (Mentioned by Al Mejlesi in his book Jalaa’ al ‘Uyoon, pg. 45)
Rejecting the Sunnah/Sunnis?
‘When Qaem (Imam Mahdi) appears, he will start slaughtering Sunnis and their Sunni Scholars before slaughtering the infidels (kaffar).’ (Haqqul Yaqeen Vol 2, p. 527) By the term “Qaem”, the Shi’ites mean Imam Mahdi, their twelfth Imam. (WHAT BASHAAR IS DOING NOW IN SYRIA )
‘Although Allah, the Exalted, has not created a creature worse than a dog, yet a Nasibi (Sunni) is worse than even a dog.’ (Haqqul Yakeen (Persian) Vol. 2, p. 516)
Distorting the Qur’aan?
The Shia claim that Surah Al-Inshirah (Chapter 94) should contain a verse that says “And we made ‘Ali your in-law” (Al-Kafi p.289)
‘Shia narrator, Abu Baseer, reported that he said to Shia’s Imam Ja’far As-Sadiq: “O Abu Abdullah (Imam Ja’far), what is Mus-haf Fatimah?” He replied “It is a Qur’an containing three times what is found in your copy of the Qur’an; yet by Allah, it does not contain even a single letter from your Qur’an.” (Al-Kafi p. 385)

Imamate?
‘By listening to the voice of a person, the Imams can tell if the person was destined to go to hell or to heaven; they would thus answer his questions accordingly’ (Usool al Kafi, p.185)
‘The Imam possesses more attributes than a Prophet.’ (Usool Kaafi, Vol.1, p. 388)
‘It is a fundamental principle of faith that our (Shia) Imams have ranks higher than the ranks of angels & God’s prophets.’ (Khomeini’s book, Hukuma Islamiya, p. 52)
‘Shia must follow the Imam when he is under the state of Taqiya (lying about his true faith).’ (Usool Kaafi, Vol. 1, p. 40)
‘Imams receive divine revelations.’ (Usool Kaafi, Vol. 1, p. 176 & p. 329-330)

Thirdly,
Who are the shia?

" A clarification of some of the Principles of the Rafidhah (Shia)"
1. From their principles is making Takfeer of the Companions and to attack them.  This is a type of destruction of Islaam, which has never been known except to cause destruction.  This is why they try to convey this Takfeer in the best way they can.
2. From their principles is that Imamate is from the fundamentals of the Deen, which is extremism from them.  The fundamentals of the Deen were explained by the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- and Imaamate is not from them.
3. According to them, knowing the twelve Imaams is from the fundamentals of the Deen and whoever is ignorant of the twelve Imaams is regarded by them to be a Kaafir (disbeliever).
4. The Imaams are, in their view, infallible (protected from sinning) and are protected from any neglect or forgetfulness.  They favour them over the Prophets and Messengers –alayhim as-Salaam.
5. They believe that their Imaams know the Unseen and that they manage and control every single atom within the universe.  This is from the greatest acts of disbelief as they have made their Imaams associates with Allaah regarding the knowledge of the Unseen and the control of the universe.
6. They falsely claim that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- recommended that Ali -Radi Allaahu anhu- be the Khaleefah.  They claim that the Companions illegally and forcefully took the Khilafah from him.  This claim is the greatest of lies and it is the foundation of their misguidance and their tyranny against the Companions, their Takfeer of them and their cursing them.
7. From their superstitions and stories is that they have a Mahdi from the Prophet’s -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- family whom they await and that he has been in a cave for more than 1200 years who they claim is the 12th Imaam.  This Imaam does not exist, this Mahdi has not even been created.  The Mahdi that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- mentioned is true, however, he is not the one that the Rawafidh (Shia) claim is the Mahdi.  From their stories is that Musa bin Jafar (d. 183AH)- who the Rawafidh claim is one of their Imaams – said to a person during his time: ‘If you live then you will meet him.’  Since then, 1249 years have passed and they still have not met him.  This is proof that this was a slander and a lie against Musa.
8. From their fundamental principles is having Eemaan (faith) that a person is brought back to life after having died and that, according to their Deen, whoever does not believe this is aKaafir.  Al-Aloosi said in ‘Mukhtasir at-Tuhfa al-Ithna Ashareeyah’ (pp200-201):
‘The Math-hab of Ahlus-Sunnah is that the dead do not return to the worldly life before the Day of Judgement.  All of the Imaamiyyah (Shia) sect and some of the other sects of the Rawafidh (Shia) say that some of the dead will return.
They claim that the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- and the one that he bequeathed (meaning: Ali), the two generous ones (Hasan and Hussain) along with their enemies – by which they mean the three Khulafaa’, Mu’aawiyah, Yazeed, Haaroon, Ibn Ziyaad and their likes – and other Imaams and their people who were killed will all be brought back to life after the Mahdi appears and they (i.e. the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-, Ali, and Hasan and Hussain) will punish everyone that oppressed their Imaams and they will take revenge from them, before the arrival of the Dajjaal, then they will die awaiting resurrection on the Day of Judgement.’  May Allaah fight the Rawafidhah.
9. From the foundations of their beliefs is their claim against the Companions that they distorted the Qur’aan.  Allaah forbid that the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- – may Allaah be pleased with them all- distorted even one word from the Book of Allaah.  Rather, those who distorted it are actually the Rawafidh.  How many times have they distorted the wordings of the Qur’aan and its meanings?  Most of their distortion concerns the Ayaat of the promises of Allaah and His warnings and Ayaat regarding the Kuffaar and Munaafiqoon, which they apply to the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- whereas it is the Rawafidh who rightfully deserve that theseAyaat are applied to them.
10. From the greatest of their fundamentals is Tuqeeyyah (lying to cover up their falsehood).  They regard it to be nine tenths of their Deen and that whoever does not have Tuqeeyah has no Deen.  They ascribe this saying to Abu Jafar that he said: ‘Allaah -Azza wa Jall– insisted for us and you to have Tuqeeyah.’  They also say that he said: ‘Tuqeeyah is from my religion and the religion of my fathers and whoever does not have Tuqeeyah has no Eemaan.’ [See al-Kafi by Kulaani 2/217-218]
11. From their religion is to build structures over graves, especially the graves of their Imaams, and to perform Tawaaf around them and to seek aid from the inmates of the graves.  They give huge amounts of money to them and take oaths and sacrifices at the doors to these structures.  These are from the greatest types of Shirk.
12. From the important matters of their Deen is temporary marriage – which the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- only made a concession for when there was a need and it was a necessity.  However, this was later abrogated by Allaah on the tongue of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam.  From the narrators of the prohibition of temporary marriage was Ali -Radi Allaahu anhu- himself.  The Shia made temporary marriage permissible and narrated so-called ‘narrations’ showing its virtue something which both theSharia’ and the intellect reject. For example, their saying: ‘Whoever gratifies his pleasure with a believing woman then it is as though he visited the Ka’bah 70 times.’
They say: ‘Trustworthy narrators narrated from as-Saddiq – alayhis-salaam – saying, ‘Indeed temporary marriage is from my Deen and the Deen of my fathers.  Whoever acts upon it then he has raised our Deen, whoever rejects it then he has rejected our Deen and has believed in other than our Deen.’
Temporary marriage in this form, according to them, is from their greatest fundamentals such that if one were to leave it, it would be regarded as Kufr (disbelief).
There are some narrations from them regarding this, from them is this:
‘Whoever performs temporary marriage once, then his rank will be like the rank of al-Hussain– alayhis-salaam .  Whoever performs temporary marriage twice, then his rank will be like the rank of al-Hasan – alayhis-salaam .  Whoever performs temporary marriage three times, then his rank will be like the rank of Ali -Radi Allaahu anhu.  Whoever performs temporary marriage four times, then his rank is the like of my status.’
This statement of theirs ‘alayhis-salaam’ is from their expressions while, in reality, what should be said regarding the one who is a Companion is ‘-Radi Allaahu anhu-’ or ‘Rahimahullaah’ for aTaabi’ee (the follower of the Companions) and those after them.
This is a brief insight into the Deen of the Rawafidh although their deviancy and disbelief fills up volumes of books.
Written by:
Rabee bin Haadee Umair al-Madkhalee
21/Jumada al-Akhiraa/1432 A.H.
Fourthly,

Here are specific warnings for us from Allah subhanu wa' t'ala regarding sects other than that of the Qur'an and Sunnah. 

"And do not be among the polytheists. Of those who split up their religion and became sects, each sect rejoicing in that which is with it." Surat-ur-Room [30:31-32]

 "And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allaah (i.e., this Qur'an), and be not divided among yourselves." Surah Aali-`Imraan [3:103]

 Ibn Mas'ood said: "The Messenger of Allaah drew a line for us and then said: 'This is the Straight Path of Allaah.' And he drew lines on the left and right of it, and then said: 'These are paths of which there is not one except that there is a devil upon it calling towards it.' Then he recited the statements of Allaah 5: 'And verily, this is My Straight Path, so follow it, and do not follow (other) paths for they will separate you away from His path."

Shaikh ' Abd-ul-Qaadir Al-Jeelaanee Rahimahullaah said: "As for the saved sect, then they are the Ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah. And there is no name for Ahl-us-Sunnah except for one and that is Ashaab-ul-hadeeth (those who stick to the hadeeth)." 

"Indeed those from before you from the People of the Book divided into seventy-two groups. And, indeed, this group (Muslims) will divide into seventy-three. Seventy-two groups will be in the Hellfire and one of them will be in Paradise. And it is the Jamaa'ah (group)."

The Messenger of Allah said about them: Such people (i.e. the Qadariyyah) are the majoos of this Ummah. (Abu Dawood) 
Once in front of His companion, Abdullah bin Umar (radiallaahuanhu) Qadariyyah was mentioned, so he said: "If I come across these people then I would break their necks." And he said: "Go and tell them that I am free from their spurious way." (Saheeh Muslim) 


Oh and did I mention that Bashaar Asad and his regime are Shia? I guess I should just sit here and twiddle my thumbs and say " sure, he is a Muslim still and so is all his administration!" 

There is no question that these are kafirs. Even though SOME shia do not do the above mentioned, than why are they still SHIA? For WHAT reason in their right mind would they still be shia? 
By me saying "Shia are not worthy of being Muslim" I am only being honest and following the Qur'an and Sunnah in defending the truth and the TRUE ISLAM the way Allah revealed it upon our beloved Muhammad (peace be upon him).  


I lastly leave you with this, the shia slander and hate upon the Sahabah (ansar) of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and here are just a few things about what are said about those who hate and slander the Companions : 

No one should have any reason to slander or hate or bear grudges against the companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Their virtues are many, for they are the ones who supported Islam and spread the faith; they are the ones who fought the mushrikeen; they are the ones who transmitted the Qur’aan, Sunnah and rulings. They sacrificed themselves, their blood and their wealth for the sake of Allaah. Allaah chose them to be the companions of His Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), so no one slanders them or hates them except a hypocrite whose does not love Islam or believe in it. 
It was narrated that al-Bara’ (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “The Ansaar: no one loves them but a believer and no one hates them but a hypocrite. Whoever loves them, Allaah will love him, and whoever hates them, Allaah will hate him.”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3672; Muslim, 75.  

If a man who hates the Ansaar cannot be a believer and that makes him a hypocrite, then how about one who hates the Ansaar and Muhaajireen and those who followed them in truth, and slanders them, curses them and denounces them and those who love them as kaafirs – as the Raafidis do? Undoubtedly they deserve more to be regarded as kaafirs and hypocrites, and of not being believers. 

Al-Tahhaawi said, discussing the beliefs of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah: 
We love the companions of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and we do not neglect to love any one of them, nor do we disavow any one of them. We hate those who hate them and who criticize them, and we only mention them in good terms. Loving them is part of religious commitment, faith and ihsaan, and hating them is kufr, hypocrisy and wrongdoing. 

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan said: 
The way of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah is to love the family (ahl al-bayt) of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). 
The Naasibis love the Sahaabah but hate the family of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), hence they were called Naasibis because they set themselves up (nasb) as enemies of the family of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). 

The Raafidis are the opposite: they love the Prophet’s family (ahl al-bayt) – or so they claim, but they hate the Sahaabah, whom they curse, denounce as kaafirs and criticize
Whoever hates the Sahaabah hates Islam, because they are the bearers of Islam and the followers of the Chosen Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). So whoever hates them hates Islam, and this indicates that there is no faith in the hearts of such people and that they do not love Islam. 

This is an important basic principle which the Muslims should understand, namely loving and respecting the Sahaabah, because that is part of faith. Hating them or hating one of them is kufr and hypocrisy, because loving them is part of loving the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and hating them is part of hating the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). 
Sharh al-‘Aqeedah al-Waasitiyyah. 

Some of the scholars explained in detail what is meant by hating the Sahaabah. They said: If a person hates some of them for some worldly reason, then that is not kufr and hypocrisy, but if it is for a religious reason, because they were the companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), then undoubtedly this is hypocrisy. 
This is a good explanation which does not contradict what we have mentioned above, rather it explains it further and reinforces it. 

Abu Zar’ah al-Raazi said: If you see a man criticizing one of the companions of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), then know that he is a heretic. 
Imam Ahmad said: If you see a man mentioning one of the companions of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in a bad way, then call his Islam into question. 

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said: 
If a person slanders them in a way that does not impugn their good character or religious commitment, such as describing one of them as being stingy or cowardly or lacking in knowledge or not being an ascetic and so on, then he deserves to be rebuked and disciplined, but we do not rule him to be a kaafir because of that. This is how the words of those who were not regarded as kaafirs by the scholars are to be understood.  

If a person curses them and slanders them in general terms, this is an area of scholarly dispute, depending on whether this cursing is motivated by mere feelings or religious doctrines. If a person goes beyond that and claims that they apostatized after the death of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), apart from a small group of no more than ten or so individuals, or that most of them rebelled and did evil, then there is no doubt that such a person is a kaafir, because he has denied what is stated in more than one place in the Qur’aan, that Allaah was pleased with them and praised them. Indeed whoever doubts that such a person is a kaafir is himself a kaafir, because this implies that those who transmitted the Qur’aan and Sunnah were kaafirs or evildoers and that the best of this ummah which is described in the verse “You are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:110 – interpretation of the meaning] – the first generation – were mostly kaafirs and hypocrites. It implies that this ummah is the worst of nations, and that the first generations of this ummah are the most evil. No doubt this is blatant kufr, the evidence for which is quite clear. 

Hence you will find that most of those who proclaim such views will sooner or later be shown to be heretics. Heretics usually conceal their views, but Allaah has punished some of them to make an example of them, and there are many reports that they were turned into pigs in life and in death. The scholars have compiled such reports, such as al-Haafiz al-Saalih Abu ‘Abd-Allaah Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Waahid al-Maqdisi, in his book al-Nahi ‘an Sabb al-Ashaab in which he narrated the punishments that befell such heretics. 

In conclusion, there are some groups of those who slander the Sahaabah concerning who them is no doubt that they are kaafirs, others who cannot be judged to be kaafirs, and others concerning whom there is some doubt regarding that. 
Al-Saarim al-Maslool ‘ala Shaatim al-Rasool, p. 590-591. 
Taqiy al-Deen al-Subki said: 

This refers to one who slanders some of the Sahaabah. But if a person slanders all of the Sahaabah, then he is undoubtedly a kaafir. The same applies if he slanders one of the Sahaabah just because he is a Sahaabi, because this is demeaning the virtue of the Sahaabah and indirectly slandering the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). So undoubtedly the person who does this is a kaafir. Based on this, the words of al-Tahhaawi, “and hating them is kufr” should be understood as meaning that hating all of the Sahaabah is undoubtedly kufr, but if a person slanders a Sahaabi not because he is a Sahaabi but for some personal reason, and that Sahaabi was, for example, one of those who became Muslim before the Conquest of Makkah and of whose virtue we are certain – such as the Raafidis who slander the two Shaykhs [Abu Bakr and ‘Umar] – then al-Qaadi Husayn stated that the one who slanders the two Shaykhs is a kaafir. 
The reason for the scholarly dispute on this issue is if a person slanders a specific person it may be for some personal reason, or he may hate someone for a worldly reason etc. This does not imply that he is a kaafir. But undoubtedly if he hates one of the two Shaykhs because he was a companion of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), then this is kufr, and indeed hating any of the Sahaabah who was lower in status than two Shaykhs just because he was a companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is also definitely kufr.  
Fataawa al-Subki, 2/575. 

And Allaah knows best.

I am not here to argue with anyone nor debate, this topic is NOT open for debate. I am doing my duty as a Muslim and enjoining that which is Maroof and forbidding that which is Munkar. I follow the correct path that Allah has prescribed for us, and if you do not, than May Allah guide you and may He continue to guide us who are on the straight path. Ameen.

May Allah forgive me if I have offended any of you but this is my duty as His servant, if nobody spreads the haq of Islam, than we will continue to live in our deviating ways which will only bring us to our own demise.