Daily Archives: June 7, 2012
I wrote this! :D
The book just keeps getting better!
So I was reviewing the previous lesson, and I couldn’t decide what to write about. But then, towards the end, I read these two lines, and I was like, BAM! this is it. :D
ولا يمكن لأحد أن يعبر الصراط إلى الجنة إلا إذا اتصف بثلاث صفات وهي:
أن يرضى بالله ربّاً.. وبالإسلام ديناً.. وبمحمد صلى الله عليه وسلم رسولاً.
[very rough translation:] “..and it is not possible for anyone to cross as-Siraat (the bridge) that leads to Jannah except that he has three qualities:
That he is pleased with Allah as Rabb, with Islam as religion, and with Muhammad (SAW) as messenger.”
That Bridge, as we know, is not over a body of water. Hell is beneath it, and Paradise at its end. Every single person will be made to cross that bridge on the Day of Judgement. So whoever made it…
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Last post from Kitaab-ul-Istisqaa’ [Book of Invoking Allah for Rain]
Narrated Ibn ‘Umar:
Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, “Keys of the unseen knowledge are five which nobody knows but Allah… nobody knows what will happen tomorrow; nobody knows what is in the womb; nobody knows what he will gain tomorrow; nobody knows at what place he will die; and nobody knows when it will rain.”
Allah says in the Qur’an:
إِنَّ اللَّهَ عِندَهُ عِلْمُ السَّاعَةِ وَيُنَزِّلُ الْغَيْثَ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا فِي الْأَرْحَامِ ۖ وَمَا تَدْرِي نَفْسٌ مَّاذَا تَكْسِبُ غَدًا ۖ وَمَا تَدْرِي نَفْسٌ بِأَيِّ أَرْضٍ تَمُوتُ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ
Verily Allah, with Him (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour, He sends down the rain, and knows that which is in the wombs. No person knows what he will earn tomorrow, and no person knows in what land he will die. Verily, Allah is All-Knower, All-Aware (of things).
The Hour = Day of Judgement.
O man. You do not have the knowledge even about those things with which you are most closely and intimately concerned in life. How then can it be possible for you to know as to when will the whole world cane to an end? Your prosperity and adversity mainly depend on the rain. But its control and regulation is entirely in the hand of Allah. He sends down the rain whenever and wherever and in whatever measure He pleases and withholds it whenever He pleases. You do not at all know how much of the rain will fall at a particular place at a particular time and which land will remain without it, and which land will be adversely affected in spite of it. Your wives conceive by your own sperm-drop, which perpetuates your race in the future, but you do not know what is taking shape in their wombs, and in what form and with what good or evil it will emerge. You do not even know what you are going to meet with the next day. A sudden accident can change your destiny; but you are unaware of it even a minute before its occurrence. You do not know where your present life will eventually come to an end. Allah has kept all this information with Himself alone; and has not given you any knowledge of any of these. You actually desire that you should have the knowledge of each of these things so that you may make necessary preparations beforehand, but you have no other course open to you than to depend only on Allah’s decree and disposal in these matters. Likewise, about the end of the world there is no alternative but to rely on Allah’s decree and decision. The knowledge of this also has neither been given to anybody, nor can it be given.
Is weather forecast knowledge of the unseen, or some sort of astrology? Read the ruling here.
Kitaab-ul-Kusoof [Book of Eclipses] starts tomorrow inshaAllah.
Narrated Zaid bin Khalid Al-Juhani:
Allah’s Apostle led the morning prayer in Al-Hudaibiya and it had rained the previous night. When the Prophet (p.b.u.h) had finished the prayer he faced the people and said, “Do you know what your Lord has said?” They replied, “Allah and His Apostle know better.” (The Prophet said), “Allah says, ‘In this morning some of My worshipers remained as true believers and some became non-believers; he who said that it had rained with the blessing and mercy of Allah is the one who believes in Me and does not believe in star, but he who said it had rained because of such and such (star) is a disbeliever in Me and is a believer in star.'”
Saying that it rained due to a star, is disbelief in Allah. Because rain comes only from Allah. Its control lies with Allah alone.
And it’s not just about rain. It applies to everything. Saying, for example, that one’s personality or fate depends upon a star, is utter nonsense and yes, disbelief. It means that you’re associating a partner with Allah, whether in names or attributes. Fate (or future) is known by Allah alone. He’s the one who decided it. Believing in horoscope means that a star will decide your fate? A star will do what Allah has done? SubhanAllah! If this is not Shirk, then what is?
“Say: ‘None in the heavens and the earth knows the Ghayb (Unseen) except Allaah…’”
Since we’re at it, do read about the ruling on horoscope.
So forget ‘sitarey kia kehtey hain‘, and those annoying apps on Facebook which try to predict your future in the name of horoscope. Do tawbah if you were involved. And believe in Allah. (y)
P.S. reading horoscope ‘for fun’ is also discouraged. Never be ‘okay’ with stuff that goes against Allah, His Messenger (SAW), or their teachings.