بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Sending Salaat* Upon The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) [* i.e. saying “Allaahumma salli ‘alaa Muhammad…”)
Imaam an-Nasaa·ee –rahimahullaah- reported in his “Sunan” (no.1297):“Ishaaq ibn Mansoor related to us, saying: Muhammad ibn Yoosuf narrated to us, saying: Yoonus ibn Abee Ishaaq narrated to us: from Burayd ibn Abee Maryam who said: Anas ibn Maalik narrated to us, saying: Allaah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: <<Whoever sends a single salaat upon me, then Allaah will send ten salawaaat upon Him, and ten sins will be removed from him, and he will be raised by ten ranks >>.”
Shaikh al-Albaanee-rahimahullaah- declared it “Saheeh”.
The Things Allah Loves
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Love is an affirmed attribute of Allah the same way hate is, and these two attributes of Allah don’t resemble our love and hatred. Ibn Al-Qayyim mentioned that complete love is included in the worship of Allah and obedience to Him. Since Allah mentioned He loves certain acts of worship, then we should strive to attain His Love ;which will eventually lead us to remain under His Mercy, Protection, and Forgiveness, all which open our gate for entrance to Jannah.
In this article I’ve mentioned verses from the Quran and Hadith that highlight the belief, deeds and speech we must do in order to attain Al-Wadud’s Love. The Quranic verses were collected by Imam Al-Bulqeeni and I collected the hadith and then relied on the verification of Imam Al-Albani.
Dawah Lessons from the Mission of Prophet Ibrahim By Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdir Razzaq Hamza [1392H]
Allah sent Ibrahim [ﷺ] as the Messenger to teach the Chaldeans, Assyrians and the Babylonians that worshipping the celestial bodies was wrong.
Allah said: And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) said to his father Azar: “Do you take idols as aliha (gods)? Verily, I see you and your people in manifest error. Thus did we show Ibrahim (Abraham) the kingdom of the heavens and the earth that he is one of those who has Faith with certainty. When the night covered him over with darkness he saw a star. He said: “This is my lord.” But when it set, he said: “I like not those that set.”[6:74-76]
Allah doesn’t set or is covered with his darkness, nor do His signs disappear from His servants.
Allah said: When he saw the moon rising up.” in the East Ibrahim[ﷺ ]said: “ “This is my lord.” The Moon is bigger and brighter than the stars. However when the moon set Ibrahim said: ““Unless my Lord guides me, shall surely be among the erring people.”[6:77]
- Dying today with your Tawheed intact
The Prophet (ﷺ) told Mua’dh ibn Jabal:” Whoever dies without giving one of Allah’s rights to anyone or anything will enter Jannah.
- Safeguarding the Fajr and Asr prayers in their proper timings
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: Whoever safeguards the Fajr and Asr prayer will enter Jannah.
- Praying the 5 daily prayers correctly
A man came to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) asking him about Islam, Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “You have to offer five compulsory prayers in a day and a night (24 hours).” The man asked, “Is there any more compulsory prayers for me?” Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “No, unless you like to offer Nawafil (i.e. optional prayers……So, the man departed saying, “By Allah I will neither do more nor less than that.” Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “If he is sincere in what he’s saying, he will be successful.”
Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami narrated from ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan that the Prophet (ﷺ) said:
خَيْرُكُمْ مَنْ تَعَلَّمَ الْقُرْآنَ وَعَلَّمَهُ
The best of you are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it. [al-Bukhari and elsewhere.]
In his collection of authentic ahaadeeth, sheikh Muhammad Naasir al-Deen al-Albani made the following brief comments on this hadeeth:
The great scholar Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) wrote:
Sin may be more beneficial for a person – if it leads him to repent – than engaging in many acts of obedience. This is the meaning of the statement of one of the salaf,“‘A person may commit a sin and enter Paradise because of it, or he may do an act of worship and enter Hell because of it.’ They said, ‘How is that?’ He replied, ‘He may commit a sin and then it remains at the forefront of his thoughts, and when he stands or sits or walks he remembers his sin. So then there comes about shame, repentance, seeking forgiveness and regret, so that that will be the means of his salvation. And [on the other hand] one may perform a good deed and it remains at the forefront of his thoughts, so when he stands or sits or walks he always remembers it and it results in him being amazed [with himself] and prideful. So that will be from the cause of his doom.’”
La ilaha ill Allaah, Muhammad-ur- Rasul-Allaah
[None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah, and Muhammad (sallalahu alayhi wa sallam = May the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is the Messenger of Allaah ].
We have noticed that most of the Europeans and others, who embrace Islam, do not understand the reality of the meaning of the first fundamental principle of Islam, i.e. “La ilaha ill Allaah (None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah – and Muhammad (sallalahu alayhi wa sallam) is the Messenger of Allaah.” So I consider it essential to explain something of the meanings of this Great Sentence (i.e. Principle) in some detail:
La ilaha ill Allaah, Muhammad-ur-: Rasulullah