Asalamu Alaykum Brother and Sisters,
I was just want to comment on and see people reaction to this article i came across on Al Arabiya News. This article is on the death Al Sharif Ali Bin Zeid Al Aoun, who worked for the Jordanian Intelligence Service. He was killed in Afghanistan along side 7 CIA agents by the self-proclaimed Abu Dujaanah Al-Khorasani, a Jordanian. This article on Al Arabiya was writing by his brother, who went on to call Ali Bin Zeid a martyr, which i found very funnyyyyyyy. Becoming a martyr is not an easy thing, You dont earn that status of a shahid by just going in the middle of a shia crowd in Iraq and blowing yourself up. My Allah help the muslim Ummah because what is happening in Iraq is sad.
Allah Knows Best.
Link to the article: http://www.alarabiya.net/views/2010/02/10/99970.html
Advice to Students of Knowledge
Finally, I sincerely advise, myself first, and my Muslim brothers, especially the students of knowledge not to make haste and be quick when a new issue befalls a person until he verifies the situation, gains knowledge and then speaks, so that he does not speak about Allaah without knowledge.
As, the person who gives judgment is an emissary between the people and Allaah; he conveys the Sharee’ah of Allaah as has been reported from the Messenger of Allaah (Sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam): “The scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets” [Ahmad (5/196). Aboo Daawood, at-Tirmidhee and others]; and the Prophet (sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam) has also said: “The judges are three: (only) one of the judges being in paradise and he is the one who knew the truth and judged according to it.” [Related by Aboo Daawood with the following wording: "The judges are three; one of the judges is in Paradise and two are in the Fire. With regards to the one in Paradise then he is the man who knew the truth and judged according to it. The man who knew the truth and was unjust in his ruling is in the Fire, and the man who judged between the people out of ignorance is in the Fire."]
Also of importance, when a new issue befalls you, draw your heart towards Allaah and feel in need of Him so that he causes you to understand and imparts knowledge to you; especially in grave and important matters, where many people remain in ignorance.
Some of my teachers mentioned to me that it is befitting for the person who has been questioned on an issue, to seek forgiveness from Allaah even more; deducing that from Allaah’s statement,
Surely, We have revealed to you the Book in truth that you may judge between the people by that which Allaah has shown you; so do not be a pleader for the treacherous. And seek the forgiveness of Allaah, certainly, Allaah is ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [Soorah an-Nisaa' (4):105-106]
An increase in seeking forgiveness necessitates the wiping away of the repercussions of sins, which is one of the causes of forgetting knowledge and becoming ignorant, as Allaah says,
So, because of their breach of their covenant. We cursed them and made their hearts grow hard. They change the words from their proper places and forgot a good part of the message that was sent to them. [Soorah al-Maa'idah (5):13]
Imaam ash-Shaafi`ee once said:I complained to Wakee` (*) about my poor memory.So he advised me to abandon disobedience.and he said, ‘know that knowledge is light.And the light ofAllaah is not bestowed upon a disobedient.
So it is certainly possible that seeking forgiveness causes Allaah to give a person enlightenment.
I ask Allaah to grant me success, make me upright that He keeps us firm with the Firm Word (Shahaadah) in this life and the Hereafter; and that He does not cause our hearts to deviate after having guided us and to grant us from His self, mercy: Indeed, He is the Benevolent.All praise is for Allaah alone, and may He praise, send peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhammad and his Companions.
* Wakee’ Ibn al-Jarraah was a famous scholar from the Salaf and one of the teachers of Imaam ash-Shaafi’ee. He died in the year 196H.
1) Knowledge International University
Log on to www.kiu.org/website
The KIU is a newly established Islamic academic institution built on modern information and communication technologies. It offers high quality-based, affordable and accessible world class education for aspiring students from all over the world. The university adopts distance learning via the internet as its main platform of education.
The chancellor of KIU is Sheikh Dr. Abdul-Rahman ibn Abdul-Aziz Al-Sudais of Makkah and it’s board of trustees is headed by Sheikh ‘Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdillah Al-Sheikh, Mufti of Saudi Arabia and President of the Senior Scholars’ Council (Hay’at Kibaar al-‘Ulamaa) . Other members of the board of trustees include Sheikh Dr. Saad ibn Naasir Al Shithry, a member of the Senior Scholars’ Council and the Vice-President of KIU; Sheikh Muhammad ibn Hasan Al Sheikh, also a member of the Senior Scholars’ Council; Dr Naasir Fareed Wasel, former Mufti of Egypt and Professor Dr. Saeed Arab Eedid, President of the Islamic University Malaysia. The faculty of KIU includes a number of illustrious scholars like Sheikh Dr. Salih ibn Fawzan Al Fawzan, a member of the Senior Scholars’ Council and Dr Ibrahim Al-Dawsari, Professor at Imam Muhammad bin Saud University.
The KIU offers degree courses in both Arabic and English. The two disciplines currently available in the English section are Islamic Studies and Qur’aanic Recitation. KIU also offers scholarships to deserving students. The Degree course of the KIU is in the process of getting its accreditation from the Saudi educational authorities responsible for higher education.
2) Islamic Online University
It provide tuition free BA Islamic studies course, set up by Dr. Bilal Philips. For more log on to www.islamiconlineuniversity.com
Qunoot during salaah: http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/20031/qunoot.
Most of your Q &A you can find here in www.islam-qa.com Insha Allah.
You should differentiate between two types of supplication:
1. The first type is restricted supplication, by which we mean that it is connected to a certain time or place or act of worship, or that Islam specifies a certain number or virtue and similar restrictions, such as the supplications that are narrated at the beginning of prayer, the adhkaar of morning and evening, the du’aa’s for sleeping, eating and so on.
In this type of supplication it is essential to limit it to that which is narrated in sharee’ah, without adding or subtracting anything. It is not permissible to make up any kind of supplication to take the place of that which is narrated in the Sunnah.
2. The second type is general supplication, which means asking Allah for needs both public and private, turning to Him and asking Him for what one needs and wants, such as supplication whilst prostrating, during the last third of the night and on the day of ‘Arafah and so on.
With regard to this kind of supplication, it is not essential that it be proven or narrated [in the texts], rather it is sufficient for the words of this supplication to be words that are acceptable and correct according to sharee’ah. There should be no transgression or overstepping the mark in supplication, and there should be no supplication that involves sin or severing the ties of kinship.
Some etiquette of making dua: although they are not waajib (obligatory):
-Choosing the clearest and most concise words and the best of du’aa’s. The best of du’aa’s are the du’aa’s of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), but it is permissible to say other words according to the specific needs of a person.
-to face the Qiblah; to make du’aa’ in a state of tahaarah (purity); t It is also prescribed to raise the hands when making du’aa’.
-One of the things that helps to bring a response to du’aa’ is to seek the best times and places.
Jazak Allah Khair
All Praise is due to Allah, and may Allah's Peace and Blessings be on the final Messenger of Allah, and on all those who follow him in the righteousness until the Last day.
I am Ibn Mohamed Ali residing in Qatar, currently doing my BA Islamic Studies. Its nice to see you all here and happy to see the good efforts of some good brothers and sisters building up a beautiful web site and you tube pages. May Allah accept it from you all.
And i hope the members will keep reviewing the contents of the site to ensure all the contents in the various formats are according to the Quran and Sunnah and do not pass wrong knowledge to others. I hope they often keep in touch with good scholars in validating the authenticity of information and contents.
Jazak Allah Khair
Ibn Mohamed Ali
All Praise is due to Allah, and may Allah's peace and blessings be on the final Messenger of Allah, and on all those who follow him in the righteousness until the Last day.
Love for the muslim ummah can be seen in your post,but do not forget to implement your actions according to Quran and sunnah. And the least and best thing you can do here is to make dua. Dua is our weapon.
Walakumusalam wa rahmatullah
It was Mu'awiyah Ibn Abi'Sufyan (ra)
I just realised that there was a sahaaba section on this sight...soo cool! It would be good if there was a Sahaaba YouTube Channel too. And every week or two A video about a Sahaabi.
Wa Alaykuma Salaam wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
Mu'awiyah ibn abi-Sufyan (Radiyallahu 3nh)
i hope i got it right this time!
Bism-Allah, Walhamdulillah, Wassalatu Wassalamu ala Rasulillah
Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmat Allahi wa Barakatu
Yes, the Answer to Sahabah Quiz #1 was Mu'ath Ibn Jabal - he was the most knowledgeable in matters of Halal and Haram.
As for question #2:
This Sahabi was from among those who wrote down the Revelation (Qur'an) during the lifetime of Rasul Allah Sal-Allahi alayhi wa Sallam, and he was the brother-in-law of the Prophet Sal-Allahi alayhi wa Sallam. He later became one of the leaders of Al-Shaam throughout the reign of all 4 rightly-guided Khulafaa'.
Who is this Sahabi?
First of alli would just like to say how glad I am to see a website like this, nicely organized and devoted completely to religion.
Alright can anyone tell me how can change my details, including my birth date and all that stuff, and how can I post on an existing forum? Just cant find the button for it anywhere.
The social network we had on our site, that allows you to edit your personal information is currently off online, but insha'Allah we are working on adding an even better social network to add to the site.
As for posting a new topic under one of the forum categories, you just click on one of the forum categories and than click on the "New Topic" button, which is located on the top-left of the forum under the "Latest Posts" button.
Walaykumusalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
It was Mua'th ibn Jabal (ra). Rasullullah (saw) sent him to Yemen as well to teach the people. And that was the last time he saw Rasullullah (saw), it really sad when you read about it. Just Imagin how it must feel to say Bye to Rasullallah (saw). Imam Anwar talks about it in his Madinan series part 2, make sure you guys check it out!
Wa Alaykuma Salaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
Abu Ubaydah (r.a). I am not sure at all!!
Walaikum Assalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
I remember reading this but I can't remember the Sahabah's name. I'm not completely sure, but I think it's Sa'ad ibn Muadh (radiyAllahu Anhu).
Alhamdulillah, I'm happy to hear that! May Allah keep you and us all steadfast on the Truth, Ameen.
Oh and welcome to the site :)
Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmat Allahi wa Barakatu.
Insha-Allah let's take the opportunity for routine Sahaba Trivia. Insha-Allah try to see if you know can guess from knowledge first, then if you don't, there's no harm in looking it up. So Insha-Allah, Let's Begin!
Which Sahabi was declared to be the most knowledgeable in matters of Halal and Haram by none other than Rasul Allah Sal-Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam?