By: Abu Safiyyah
Umm Haram Bint Milhan (may Allah be pleased with her) was a maternal aunt of Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and he would often visit her and would sometimes take a nap in her house. One day, the prophet came to visit her and she provided him with food and started grooming his head. The prophet fell asleep and a short while later woke up smiling. Umm Haram asked,
“What makes you smile, O Messenger of Allah?” He said,”Some people of my ummah were shown to me (in my dream) fighting in the way of Allah, sailing in the middle of the seas like kings on the thrones (or he said) like kings sitting on their thrones.” Umm Haram added, “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! Pray to Allah to make me one of them.’ ” So the Messenger of Allah prayed to Allah for her and then laid his head down (and slept). Then he woke up smiling (again). (Umm Haram added): I said, “What makes you smile, O Messenger of Allah?” He said, “Some people of my ummah were shown to me (in my dream) fighting in the way of Allah.” He said the same as he had said before. I said, “O Messenger of Allah! Pray to Allah to make me one of them.” He said, “You will be among the first ones.” (Reported by Bukhari)
Many years later after the demise of the Prophet, when the borders of Islam had reached Syria and beyond, Mu’awiyah (may Allah be pleased with him) who was the governor at the time was facing a growing problem of Byzantine attacks on Syria’s coastline who were using Cyprus as a launch point. He sought permission from the second caliph, Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) to launch a naval attack against Cyprus to bring an end to attacks by the Byzantines. Umar didn’t give permission because of the dangers of the sea and the inexperience of the Muslims in naval warfare.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the most HONEST, RIGHTEOUS, PIOUS, KIND, SINCERE, BEAUTIFUL, HANDSOME, HUMBLE, JUST, LITERATE, SMART, MERCIFUL, AND HONORABLE PERSON AND CREATION OF GOD.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the greatest of Gods creation.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the best husband, father, companion, and statesman ever created.
He is most gentle and pure!
He never harmed anyone, and is by far the greatest (human) example of love, compassion, intellect, open-mindedness, and reasoning!
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the ENEMY of hate, war, violence, sin and corruption!
He spent his whole life giving and NOT receiving.
His beauty CANNOT be displayed in any form of art. Because no mere painting would do justice to such a beautiful face
Truly the Prophet (PBUH) is Gods mercy on mankind!
Life of a Prophet, By Adil Salahi,
Love for the Prophet is a Condition of Faith Copyright by Dr. Ahmad Shafaat (written in 1986)
Muhammad, The Prophet of Allah. Al-haramain.org Newsletter
Tips to Instill the Prophet’s Love into Our Kids How to Dream of Prophet Muhammad (saw)
Status of Prophet Muhammad, Nabil Haroun
Hajj has external and internal protocols. In this short piece, I hope to draw your attention to its subtle ones that touch your soul, and enhance your faith.
1. You should choose a righteous person to travel with, ensuring that your income is from permissible sources. Pure sources illuminate your heart, and a righteous companion reminds you of good and keeps you from evil
2. You should avoid business transactions while in route because they will weaken your focus and scatter your thoughts
3. You should be generous while traveling, feeding others with an open heart and picking the best words when speaking with others
4. Avoid arguments, shouting matches and speaking about worldly matters. You should limit your speech, after your basic needs, to reciting the Qur’an and the remembrance of Allāh
5. You should be pleased with your expenditures and the hardships you encounter, viewing them as a sign that your pilgrimage is accepted, considering them all as rewards for you in the Hereafter.
Abridged by Suhaib Webb from al-Ghazzāli’s writings
Source: Leicester Dawah
The blessed Companion of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Abdullah ibn Salam narrates that when Allah willed to guide Zaid ibn Su`nah (the great Jewish scholar of Madinah), Zaid ibn Su`nah said:
“I recognized all of the signs of prophethood upon seeing the face of Muhammad save two signs that were not immediately evident:
That his forbearance would precede his rashness, and that his forbearance would increase upon encountering excessive rashness.”
Impatience is not your friend, mistakes, anger & woe, will follow you like a shadow, unless patience becomes your companion.
Impatience is not your friend, mistakes, anger & woe, will follow you like a shadow, unless patience becomes your companion.
La impaciencia no es su amigo, los errores, la ira y la aflicción, te seguirá como una sombra, a no ser que la paciencia se convierte en su compañera.
Ongeduld is niet je vriend, fouten, woede en wee, zal je volgen als een schaduw, tenzij geduld wordt uw metgezel.
Impatience n’est pas votre ami, erreurs, la colère et le malheur, vous suivra comme une ombre, à moins que la patience devient votre compagnon.
Ungeduld ist nicht Ihr Freund, Fehler, Ärger und Leid, werden Sie wie ein Schatten zu folgen, es sei denn, die Geduld wird dein Begleiter.
Jízào shì bùshì nǐ de péngyǒu, shīwù, fènnù hé róngrǔ yǔ gòng, huì gēnzhe nǐ xiàng yīgè yǐngzi, chúfēi nàixīn chéngwéi nǐ de tóngbàn.
Otålighet är inte din vän, misstag, ilska och ve, kommer att följa dig som en skugga, om inte tålamod blir din följeslagare.
Neterpeniye ne yavlyayetsya vashim drugom , oshibki , gnev i gore , budet sledovat’ za vami kak ten’ , yesli terpeniye ne stanet vashim sputnikom.
Sabırsızlık sabır arkadaşınız olur sürece hatalar, öfke ve keder, bir gölge gibi sizi takip edecek, senin arkadaşın değil.
L’impazienza non è tuo amico, gli errori, rabbia e dolore, ti seguirà come un’ombra, a meno che la pazienza diventa il tuo compagno.
Ketidaksabaran bukan teman Anda, kesalahan, kemarahan & celaka, akan mengikuti Anda seperti bayangan, kecuali kesabaran menjadi pendamping Anda.
Islam teaches its followers to be merciful to all creatures, and all form of animal cruelty is forbidden. Why then, do many Muslims seems to have such a problem with dogs?
Most Muslim scholars agree that the saliva of a dog is ritually impure, and that contact with a dog’s saliva requires one to wash seven times. This ruling comes from the hadith:
The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “If a dog licks the vessel of any one of you, let him throw away whatever was in it and wash it seven times.” (Reported by Muslim)
It is to be noted, however, that one of the major Islamic schools of thought (Maliki) indicates that its not a matter of ritual cleanliness, but simply a common-sense method way to prevent the spread of disease.
There are several other hadith, however, which warn of consequences for dog-owners:
The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “Whoever keeps a dog, his good deeds will decrease every day by oneqeeraat (a unit of measurement), unless it is a dog for farming or herding.” In another report, it is said: “… unless it is a dog for herding sheep, farming or hunting.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari)
The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “Angels do not enter a house wherein there is a dog or an animate picture.” (Reported by Bukhari)
Many Muslims base the prohibition against keeping a dog in one’s home, except for the case of working or service dogs, on these traditions.
Other Muslims argue that dogs are loyal creatures that are deserving of our care and companionship. They cite the story in the Quran (Surah 18) about a group of believers who sought shelter in a cave and were protected by their canine companion who was “outstretched in their midst.”
Also in the Quran, it is specifically mentioned that any prey caught by hunting dogs may be eaten — without any need for further purification. Naturally, the prey of a hunting dog comes into contact with the saliva of the dog; however this does not render the meat “impure.”
“They consult you concerning what is lawful for them; say, Lawful for you are all good things, including what trained dogs and falcons catch for you. You train them according God’s teachings. You may eat what they catch for you, and mention God’s name thereupon. You shall observe God. God is most efficient in reckoning.” -Quran 5:4
There are also stories in Islamic tradition that tell of people who were forgiven their past sins through the mercy they showed towards a dog.
The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “A prostitute was forgiven by Allah, because, passing by a panting dog near a well and seeing that the dog was about to die of thirst, she took off her shoe, and tying it with her head-cover she drew out some water for it. So, Allah forgave her because of that.”
The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “A man felt very thirsty while he was on the way, there he came across a well. He went down the well, quenched his thirst and came out. Meanwhile he saw a dog panting and licking mud because of excessive thirst. He said to himself, “This dog is suffering from thirst as I did.” So, he went down the well again and filled his shoe with water and watered it. Allah thanked him for that deed and forgave him. (Reported by Bukhari)
In another point of Islamic history, the Muslim army came across a female dog and her puppies while on a march. The Prophet, peace be upon him, posted a soldier nearby her with the orders that the mother and puppies must not be disturbed.
Based on these teachings, many people find that it is a matter of faith to be kind towards dogs, and that dogs can even be beneficial in the lives of human beings. Service animals, such as guide dogs or epilepsy dogs, are important companions to Muslims with disabilities. Working animals, such as guard dogs, hunting or herding dogs are useful and hard-working animals who have earned their place at their owner’s side.
Middle Road of Mercy
It is a fundamental tenet of Islam that everything is permissible, except those things that have been explicitly banned. Based on this, most Muslims would agree that it is permissible to have a dog for the purpose of security, hunting, farming, or service to the disabled.
Many Muslims strike a middle ground about dogs — allowing them for the purposes listed, but ensuring that the animals have their own space which does not overlap with human living spaces. Many would ensure that the dog is kept outdoors as much as possible, and at the very least is not allowed in areas where Muslims in the home pray. For hygienic reasons, when an individual comes into contact with dog saliva, one needs to wash.
Owning a pet is a huge responsibility, that Muslims will need to answer for on the Day of Judgment. Those who choose to have a dog must recognize the duty they undertake to provide food, shelter, training, exercise, and medical care for the animal. That said, most Muslims recognize that pets are not our “children,” nor are they humans. One should keep things in perspective.
We must not let our misunderstandings about dogs lead us to neglect, mistreat, or harm them. The Quran describes pious people who had a dog living among them, and dogs are loyal and intelligent creatures that make excellent work and service animals. One must only be careful not to come into contact with the dog’s saliva, and to keep its living area clean and away from any areas used for prayer.
Lack of Familiarity
In many countries, dogs are not commonly kept as pets. For some people, their only exposure to dogs may be packs of dogs that wander the streets or rural areas in packs. People who do not grow up around friendly dogs may develop a natural fear of them. They are not familiar with a dog’s cues and behaviors, so a rambunctious animal that runs towards them is seen as aggressive, not playful.
Many Muslims who seem to “hate” dogs are really, therefore, simply afraid of them. They may make excuses (“I’m allergic”) or emphasize the religious “uncleanliness” of dogs simply in order to avoid interacting with them.
10 reasons why we should all recite, practice,and memorize the Qur’an as much as we can until our last breath
1. Highest ranks of Jannah for the Memorizer of the Qur’an:
“It will be said to the companion of the Qur’aan after he has entered Paradise, ‘Recite, and rise!’ For every verse he recites he will rise one level (in Paradise), until he recites the last verse with him (i.e., in his memory).” (Aboo Dawood)This Hadith mentions the merit of those who memorize part or all of the Qur’an. Some scholars, in explaining this Hadith, have mentioned that the number of ranks (levels) in Paradise is equal to the number of ayahs (verses) in the Qur’an, and that a believer will rise one rank for each ayah (verse) that he or she memorizes.
Obviously, the one who memorized the whole Qur’an will stop at the last verse of the Quran meaning they will be of those among the highest ranks of paradise.Whoever memorizes Quraan and acts upon it, Allaah will reward him and honour him greatly for that, so that he will rise in status in Paradise to a level commensurate with what he memorized of the Book of Allaah.Subhanallah!
We should all memorise as much of the Qur’an as we can until our last breath for every ayah we memorise will result in higher ranks in Jannah!
2. The Highest Honour for the Parents of the Memorizer of the Qur’an “Mu’aadh al-Juhani narrates that the Prophet pbuh said: ‘Whosoever recites the Quran and practices upon its injunctions, the reciter’s parents will be given a crown on the day of Qiyaamat. The brightness of that crown will be more intense than the brightness of the sun in your actual house.’The Prophet further said: ‘What do you think will be given to the Hafiz (reciter) of the Quran himself?’” (Mishkaat Vol I.)So not only will the Hafiz recieve rewards beyond comprehension but it will also mean the highest honour for the parents who will wear a crown on Qiyamat.
We try so hard to make our parents proud in this world but imagine how proud they will be on that day. Subhanallah!It was narrated that Buraydah said: “The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said: ‘Whoever reads the Qur’aan, learns it and acts in accordance with it, on the Day of Resurrection his parents will be given a crown to wear whose light will be like the light of the sun, and his parents will be given garments which far surpass everything to be found in this world. They will say, “Why have we been given this to wear?” It will be said, “Because your child learned the Qur’aan.”’”(Narrated by al-Haakim, 1/756)So let us ALL be of those who are given such high honour on the day of judgement and encourage our children to become memorisers of the Qur’an. But those parents who prevented their child from learning the Qur’aan will be of those who lost out for eternity!
3. The best person is he who learns the Qur’an & teaches it The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said: The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it. (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
4. The memorizer of the Qur’an is worthy of envy in this world The memorizer of the Qur’an will is of two people who we should be envious of in this world:Ibn ‘Amr reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said, “There is no cause to be envious except in two cases: (the first is of a) person whom Allaah has taught the Qur’aan, and he recites it in the day and night, and one of his neighbors hears him and says, ‘Woe to me! I wish I had been given what he has been given, then I would do what he is doing! (The second is of a) person whom Allah has blessed with wealth, and he spends it in good causes, so a person (who sees him) says, ‘Woe to me! I wish I had been given what he has been given, then I would do what he is doing!” (al-Bukhaaree)
5. Every letter the Memorizer of the Qur’an recites is rewarded ten times or moreThe Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam) said:
“Whoever recites one Word from the Book of Allah will be rewarded for a good deed and ten more like it; and I don’t say that Alif Lam Mim is a letter but Alif is a letter and Lam is a letter and Mim is a letter” (Tirmidhi & Al-Dareemi)So for every letter of the Qur’an the memorizer received a minimum or ten rewards and of course Allah can reward a person much more if he wants to.
The Qur’an has over 6000 verses and each verse has so many alphabets. Can you imagine the number of alphabets the memoriser of the Qur’an recites. He will recite one verse again and again and has to continuously recite the Qur’an to keep it fresh in his heart. Surely he would have gained millions of rewards by completing the Qur’an just once. For the remaining 5 points go to this link http://buff.ly/1iYEGFn
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When you want to mention your companion’s faults, remember your own faults.
Cuando se quiere hablar de las faltas de su compañero, recuerde sus propias faltas.
Als u wilt de fouten van uw metgezel te noemen, denk aan je eigen fouten.
Si vous voulez parler des défauts de votre compagnon, n’oubliez pas vos propres défauts.
Wenn Sie zu Ihren Fehlern Begleiter erwähnen möchten, merken Sie sich Ihre eigenen Fehler.
Dāng nǐ xiǎng tí yī tí nǐ de bànlǚ de quēdiǎn, jì zhù nǐ zìjǐ de guòshī.
När du vill tala om din följeslagare är fel, kom ihåg dina egna fel.
Yesli vy khotite otmetit’ nedostatki vashego kompan’ona , pomnite svoi sobstvennyye nedostatki.
Eğer arkadaşınız’ın hataları bahsetmek istediğiniz zaman, kendi hataları hatırlıyorum.
Quando si vuole parlare di difetti del tuo compagno, ricordare le proprie colpe.
Bila Anda ingin menyebutkan kesalahan pendamping Anda, ingat kesalahan Anda sendiri.