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The False Messiah

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Source: quranandhadith.com

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

وَاتَّقُوا فِتْنَةً لا تُصِيبَنَّ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا مِنْكُمْ خَاصَّةً وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ

“And fear the ‘Fitnah’ which affects not in particular those of you who do wrong (but it may afflict all the good & bad people together), and know that Allah is severe in punishment.” (Aayah No. 25, Surah Al-Anfal, Chapter No. 8, Holy Qur’an).

Allah warns His servants of Fitnah (trials & tests) that encompasses the wicked and those around them. Such Fitnah will not be restricted to the sinners and evildoers; rather, will reach others also if sins are not stopped and prevented. Such Fitnah will be everywhere around us as told by our Prophet (PBUH): “…I see the places of tribulation among your houses like the places where rain falls” – (Hadith No. 7245 (2885), Book of Tribulations & Portents of the Hour, Sahih Muslim, Vol. 7).

So, Fitnah will be everywhere, in our houses even; it may appear in many different forms. And today we are going to discuss one such form of Fitnah.

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Surah 01 Al-Fatiha – Mishary Rashid Alafasy سورة الفاتحة – العفاسي (Video)

info-pictogram1 Visualization and Translation of Surah 001 Al-Fatiha. This calming recitation is by Mishary Rashid Alafasy from Taraweeh in Ramadan 1426H.
سورة الفاتحة مشاري راشد العفاسي
Surah Al-Faatiha is the opening chapter of the Holy Quran. You can read in detail about this Surah from:
http://www.quran4u.com/Tafsir%20Ibn%20Kathir/001%20Fatihah.htm
You can watch of the entire rukku from where this recitation was taken from at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNs3CfMwKwk

Warning about Shaytan and an Explanation of his Plans

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Source: sunnahonline.com

Since the matter reaches the level of danger and seriousness that it has there is no doubt that being rescued from riya’ and those things which nullify actions will make the truthful Muslim concerned. The first thing which requires caution and alertness is knowing the causes of this very dangerous disease.

Know that your enemy, the Shaytan and his troops will not stop at trying to bring about the cause of the destruction of your actions and seducing you into riya’. Look at the warning about the plan of Shaytan which has come in the Book and the Sunnah as it is the best healing for the worst disease.

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THE HONORED IN THE QURAN

Source: muslimmatters.org

By: Sh. Ahsan Hanif

Five times in the Qur’ān does Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) refer to the ‘honoured’ or ‘Al-Mukramūn‘. In part one of this two-part article we will be analysing these five passages as well as how we can work to be from amongst them.

Al-Anbiyā’, Yā Sīn, al-Ṣāffāt, al-Dhāriyāt and Maʻārij are the five chapters in which the honoured are mentioned in the Qur’an.

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Nouman Ali Khan talks to HOTD (Interview)

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Source: http://hadithoftheday.com/nouman-ali-khan/

Nouman Ali Khan is a young, dynamic daee, who approaches Islam in a sympathetic, understandable and practical way. He moved to the United States at a young age, and rediscovered the beauty of Islam while in college, from which he was motivated to learn it in greater depth. After studying Arabic in Saudi Arabia and later in Pakistan, he founded the Bayyinah Institute, under which he has successfully trained thousands to master the Arabic language.

While his dakwah activities are centred in the United States, his lecture sessions, which cover a variety of topics, are available on You Tube. His appeal largely stems from his ability to put religion in the relevant social context – his realistic approach and acknowledgement of the social background in which most people live – has made him popular especially among the young adults.

HOTD: What is your favourite surah/hadith?

Nowadays it’s Surah al Qasas.

HOTD: Which of the Companions of the Prophet do you identify closest with or is your favourite?

Mus’ab Ibn Umar Embassador of the Qur’an!

HOTD: Who are your modern day role models?

People you guys don’t know. Friends that are much older and have raised great children and I only wish to accomplish what they have with their kids.

HOTD: Someone wants to come back to Islam but doesn’t know where to start. What would you tell him?

The fact that they’re reading this means they already started. Talk to Allah and tell Him your situation. Ask Him for counsel. He will bring people and opportunities into your life you couldn’t even have imagined.

HOTD: What makes you stand out from other prominent dae’es is your relatively young age. What made you decide to take this path so early in life?

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The strength in supplication (dua)

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By: Abu Muhammed

Source: eislam.co.za

As human beings, our life in this world is one characterized by fluctuating conditions that make us happy and those that are a means of causing us sadness. No one experiences perpetual bliss and neither are problems never ending. Life by its very nature is a test.

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Qur’an: Recitation of Surah Taha very impressive (Audio)

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info-pictogram1 Among the subjects treated in this sura are God’s call of Moses (Quran 20:10), the Exodus of the Israelites and the crossing of the Red Sea (20:77), the worship of the Golden Calf (20:88) and the Fall of Man(20:120).

Sura Ta-Ha (Arabic: سورة طه‎, Sūratu Ṭā-Hā, “Ta-Ha”) is the 20th sura (chapter) of the Qur’an with 135 ayat (verses). It is named “Ta-Ha” because the sura starts with the Arabic letters طه (see Muqatta’at). It is a Meccan sura, from the second Meccan period. The main theme of the sura is about the existence of God. It addresses this theme through stories about Moses and Adam. Sura 20 displays several thematic and stylistic patterns described by Angelika Neuwirth in Jane McAuliffe’s book “The Cambridge Companion to the Qur’an.” These include the eschatological prophecies of the Qur’an, signs of God’s existence, and debate. Additionally, sura 20 employs what has been termed the “ring structure” to reinforce its central theme.

This is the Sura that let Umar ibn Al-Khattāb be converted to Islam.
More Qur’an recitation…

If you avoid the great sins Allah will give you Jannah (Paradise)

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Source: deenislam.co.uk

1.  Associating partners with Allah (Shirk) (1 of 7 fatal Sins)

Surely, Allah does not forgive associating anything with Him, and He forgives whatever is other than that to whomever He wills. ( 4:48 and 116)

Open Great Shirk– Idolatry: worshipping beings other than Allah
Hidden Small Shirk is called Riya – showing off or Ostentation

“Should I not inform you of that which I fear for you even more than the dangers of dajjaal?-Anti-Christ It is the hidden shirk: Riya-showing off : A person stands to pray and he beautifies his prayer because he sees the people looking at him”.

2. Committing murder : (25 68) (2 of 7 fatal Sins)

And they who do not call upon another god with Allah and do not slay the soul, which Allah has forbidden except in the requirements of justice, and (who) do not commit fornication and he who does this shall find a requital of sin (25 68)

3. Practising black magic (2: 102) This even takes one out of the folds of Islam

Three do not enter heaven : the alcoholic, the severer of the bonds of kinship, and the one who believes in magic.

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Do Not Make Your Houses Into Graveyards

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Narrated Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (Peace & blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Do not make your houses into graveyards, for the shaytan flees from a house in which Surah al-Baqarah is read.” (Ahmed & Muslim).

“Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: “Allah’s Messenger (May Allah’s Peace & blessings be Upon Him) said:
“Do not make your homes into graves, nor make my grave into a place of celebration. Send your prayers and blessings upon me, for they will be conveyed to me wherever you may be.” (Narrated by Abu Dawood with a good sanad, and all of its narrators are trustworthy).

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