When Alims turn into Zalims!

www.quran.com/5/63 To those who aren’t Muslims and familiar or understand what or who an ‘Alim‘ is, this is an Arabic term that is used to describe a person who is learned and presents him or herself as pious.

Zalim‘  on the opposite is used to describe whoever is cruel and unjust. An oppressor. One who abuses his or her position and powers to satisfy his or her wants and desires.

Devil in Disguise or an Alim who’s a Zalim

In today’s world, there are many who are taking others for a ride. Putting up a religious facade when facing the general public but deep down inside, they are akin to being Devils in Disguise. No, I am not talking about the Elvis Presley’s song, I am actually referring to the theatrics of those who show the world a persona of themself as being so holy moly, you’d be so impressed with them. I don’t need to name them. You’d know a few in your own life’s.

So, how do we deal with these two timers? Easy. Do not allow them room to abuse your trust. You do not have to pander to their every whim or fancy. Learn to say ‘No!’. Do not feed their narcissism. People who are used to getting their way, always will eventually realize that you can’t be had anymore.

Dried up Tumbleweed

Weeds when no longer nourished by rain eventually dries and shrivels up. Same goes for these narcissistic ‘Alim’s turned Zalim‘s’ when you no longer give them the space that they yearn for in your life. If we wish to survive from being victimised by these shysters, we need to wise up and give them a wide berth from ourselves. For the sake of our peace of mind and inner peace. We do not need to keep company with such kind.

Authentic Hadith narrated by Al Bukhari from Abu Musa As Sya’ari: ‘Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam once said “Keep company with the one who sells perfume and fragrances. Even if you do not buy their wares, the sweet scents will stick upon you. Stay away from the blacksmith for your clothes might catch fire or you might feel uncomfortable with the fire and smoke!”

So dear Muslims, learn not to fall victim of the ‘Alim’s who might just turn ‘Zalim on you. Insya Allah.

 

MBA wishes Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all Muslims!

MBA Aidilfitri Well Wishes

Psst! Do you know that you were born as a Muslim?

Born pure free from sin

Sahih Muslim. Book No.33. Hadith No. 6426

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: “No child is born but upon Fitra. It is the  parents who make him or her a Muslim, a Jew, a Christian or a Polytheist!”.

A person asked: ‘O Allah’s Messenger, What is your opinion if they were to die before that (before reaching the age of adolescence when they can distinguish between right and wrong)?

He replied: “It is Allah alone Who knows what they would be doing”.

This is an authentic Hadith [Saying] of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam. Click here to read from the source here on the Internet.

Everyone of us are born free from Sin and our nature when being a child is likened to a blank piece of paper or as we are living today in the Last Ages and surrounded with all kinds of advancements in the field of Science & Technology, you can liken the newborn baby like a blank CD or DVD, SD card or Flash Drive.

It is up to us to record what we wish into that storage device just like it is up to each parent or parents to raise their child as they see fit.

Babies are free from having any preconceived ideas of their own yet in the following video, you will see how they calm down and listen to the recitation of the verses from the Holy Quran:

Who is it that puts this natural inclination for the innocent babies to listen to the verses from the Glorious Quran but Allah the Supreme Creator Himself!

Masya Allah.

Mencari Ayat-ayat al-Qur’an oleh Ikhwan Ng

Masa baru memeluk Islam, saya gemar beli buku dari kedai buku Islamik. Buku tebal sampai ratusan muka surat, macam2 tajuk buku ada.. Tapi apa yang menarik perhatian saya hanyalah beberapa patah ayat al-Qur’an dan terjemahan yang terselit dalam buku.

Kadang-kala tak baca sangat isi kandungannya pun, dengan merenung ayat-ayat al-Qur’an hati turut berasa tenang. Sampai setiap kali dapat gaji bulanan saja pasti beli buku baru untuk mencari beberapa patah ayat al-Qur’an yang lain.

Lama-kelamaan baru saya faham sebenarnya al-Qur’an ada juga terjemahannya bagi pembaca yang kurang fasih bahasa Arab. Bila hati tidak tenang, saya buka dan baca al-Qur’an terjemahan terbitan Al-Hidayah, sambil baca dan cuba memahami isi kandungannya daripada huraian notakaki.

Maka adalah tidak menghairankan apabila kita membaca kisah warga negara barat menemui hidayah hanya kerana membaca nas-nas dalam al-Qur’an. Hati mereka tersentuh dengan mesej Tauhid yang begitu kukuh dan indah, sehingga mereka berasa teringin kembali kepada agama fitrah.

Di Malaysia pula ramai yang menghalang Non Muslim daripada membaca al-Qur’an terjemahan, dilarang menyebut nas-nas Quran sekalipun.

Siapakah kita untuk menghalang hambanya daripada mencari-cari jawapan dalam al-Qur’an? Sekiranya nabi-nabi pun merata tempat menyahut semua orang sekeliling untuk kembali kepada Pencipta.. Membaca nas-nas Kitab yang datang daripada Ilahi dan bukannya digantung sebagai “azimat”, “pelaris duniawi”.. Sehinggalah Nabi Muhammad s.a.w. menjadi utusan terakhir dan agama Islam dilengkapkan sebagai agama yang sempurna untuk seluruh umat akhir zaman.

Siapa pula kita nak menghalang nas-nas al-Qur’an daripada dibaca dan disebut oleh Non Muslim sekiranya untuk tujuan penghayatan dan pemahaman yang ikhlas. Saya ingin bertanya..

Ikhwan Ng berniaga menjual Daging Ayam Salai Halal di bawah jenama diri beliau sendiri. Jika berminat sila hubungi Ikhwan Ng melalui akaun Facebooknya: https://www.facebook.com/ikhwanng

Have a Blessed Ramadhan 1439 Hijrah!

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!

The MBA wishes each and every Muslim a very Blessed Ramadhan! May Allah bless us with the best of this life and may we earn the rewards of Fasting in this Sacred month of Ramadhan. Ameen Ya Rabbal Alamin.

‘Disko Dakwah’ Neelofa dengan Acara Pelancaran Tudung di Kelab Malam Zouk!

Begitu lah kalutnya ‘artis’ Akhir Zaman ini dengan mencampuradukkan yang hak dan halal dengan melancarkan produk hijab keluaran syarikatnya di lokasi maksiat yang terkenal di kotaraya Kuala Lumpur ini.

Hajjah Noor Neelofa seorang pelakon dan usahawan dari Kelantan memilih Zouk, sebuah kelab malam yang paling terkemuka untuk melancarkan fesyen tudung terbaru nya disana.

Hajjah Neelofa di Kelab Malam Zouk, KL .

Siap bersorak sorai dan menari gelek gelek secara seksi dan gaya orang ‘clubbing’! Hancur jadi nya imej seorang hijabista bila di perlakukan begitu di kelab malam, tempat orang2 pergi untuk mabuk mabuk dan berpesta pora!

Begini lah keadaan selalunya di Zouk, Kelab Malam berdekatan Bulatan Kampong Pandan, Kuala Lumpur. Tempat yang di pilih Hajjah Neelofa untuk lancar produk tudungnya!

Dan ini adalah rakaman pelancaran BeLofabyNH pada malam 26hb. Februari 2018 tersebut:

Ya, pihak Neelofa sudah menyiarkan permohan maaf hanya selepas tercetusnya kontroversi hebat di media sosial dan selepas Mufti Kerajaan Negeri Selangor menulis sepucuk surat terbuka menegur dan menasihatinya.

Namun bak kata pepatah Inggeris ‘The damage has been done!’

Dengar lah semula lagu popular yang menyindir golongan ‘Minah2 Tudung’ yang menyebabkan ramai orang geram dengan kebengongan mereka:

Dan ini pula adalah rakaman video asal dari You Tube yang di muatnaik pada 21hb Jun, 2006:

Memang kena pada ‘Minah2 Tudung’ yang jahil tentang adab dan tatacara membawa diri di khalayak ramai. Semoga mereka sedar dan insaf.

Riya’ @ Lesser Shirik ~ Portraying oneself as a very religious or charitable person!

Riya’ @ Ostentation

Whether we realize it or not, through our sharing’s on Social Media such as Facebook, Blogs or Twitter of our doing something good that is enjoined in Islam or show ourselves carrying out acts of charity and general showing to our viewers that we are amongst the exemplary ones or ‘cream of the crop’ from the multitudes of the Ummah of Rasul Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam by displaying our photographs or videos doing so, inevitably we throw ourselves into the category above.

By doing so, without our realizing it, we have expunged ourselves from the list of those who strive in the Way of Allah Rabbul Alamin and in the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam and His blessed Sahabah’s. Astaghfirullah hal Adzhim! 🙁

It is so easy to screw up and destroy the good that we did with such an unwarranted act of showing off which is termed as Riya’ @ a lesser form of Shirik which still enters us into the admission list to Narr al Jahannam, the wretched Hellfires!

This type of Riya’ is also known as Shirik al Asghar ~ the Lesser form of Shirik.

Isn’t it a shame? After all our efforts and hard work to do good, we cause ourselves to not only lose the rewards of carrying out acts of ibaadah and sadaqah but then get burdened with the Sins of Showing Off which destroys all the good points we had accumulated earlier with our good deeds and end up instead with the accursed sins of those who commit Disbelief in Allah by allowing Pride to enter our hearts.

Isn’t it a waste?

It’s not easy to be sincere too especially in these Last Ages where we crave for praise and human attention. Either directly or through getting ‘Likes’ on our Social Media pages. Such a thing carries no benefits for us in the actual sense of the word but it is in our human nature to bask in the sweet spotlight of attention and adulation.

Not easy dear brothers and sisters. Not easy at all. We have all in a way become narcissistic persons who crave for human appreciation and forget that when we are in the Yaum al Qubr @ Realm of the Grave, all such likes and praise bear no benefits and instead might cause us to be whacked like crazy by the Malaikats Munkar and Naqir, Radhiallahu Anhu’s.

Tough to stay sincere my friends. Even one iota of pride in our hearts will render all our acts of good faith and general acts of piety obsolete in the Eyes of Ar Rahman. Na’uzubillahiminzalik!

So, how do we avoid burning ourselves despite having done something extraordinary in the course of our lives? By attributing all or any of our good deeds to none but Allah for it is He Who out of His Magnificence allowed us to be able to do what we did and not revel in praise or adulation from our fellow beings.

May Allah protect us from ourselves and nurture our true selfs to be content with Him as our Saviour and guard us from our Nafs.  Ameen.

Essence of Iman [Faith] in Allah by Haji Zainol Abideen

Bismillah-hir-rahman-nir-rahim

In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

As Muslims, it is important that from time to time, we remind each other about the basics of our faith, the Deen of Al Islam. What we as Believers need to know in order that we get to pass from ourselves the true knowledge of Islam to our loved ones and from them to the next generation and from that next generation to the ones who follow.

This is how the Blessed Rasulullah, Khatamun Nabiyyin, Sayyidul Mursalin, Prophet Muhammad ibni Abdullah, Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam enjoined us to spread from him, even it be just a verse from the Al Qur’anul Karim, the Final Testament and Scripture from Allah the Almighty to all Mankind.

Islam is not a religion followed blindly by those who are ignorant [jahil] but The Only Way of Life that was revealed by Allah, Our Supreme God, Master and Creator of everything that is both visible and that of the Unseen yet which exists.

Every thought, every action, every movement that we make or do has its meanings and significance. It is not enough that you say that you believe BUT do not really know what it is exactly that you say you do believe in. Too hard for you? Okay, let me brief you further about it.

The mark of a Muslim [Believer in Allah] is that he or she knows exactly what he or she claims to believe [have faith] in! Allah is the Supreme Creator of us all but we as His Creation do not see him [visually] for He Chooses to remain Unseen [Al-Ghaib].

Just because we as mere mortals can’t see Him doesn’t mean that He is not there or doesn’t exist. Still can’t get it?

Okay, I will try to explain further. Let’s start with ourselves.

We are alive now and in human form, right? We have a physical form and are the only creation of Allah apart from the Djinns who are capable of intelligence and free will to choose between what’s right and wrong.

Now, regarding us being alive and having the faculty of reason. If you can read and understand all that I am sharing here, that means that you sir or madam, brother or sister are capable of understanding and do possess a level of intelligence to know what I am sharing.

Good for you. Now, let me ask you. What is it that makes us alive right now?

What? You are alive because your heart is pumping and all other organs are functioning as well?

Alhamdulillah. That’s very good to know.

Now, who or what causes your heart to beat or keep on beating?

No scientist has the answer. The best that a doctor or surgeon can do after doing all that he or she can do in trying to revive a patient on their operating table will be to let off a heavy sigh, shake their head, shrug in despair and tell the nurse or operating theatre staff to record the Time of Death.

An interesting GIF that I found online that has nothing to do with this article but just added it here to demonstrate that Death will find us no matter what and our end will be not a second too early or a second too late.

The brightest scientist or world heralded genius can’t foresee or stifle his or her end despite all their intelligence can conjure up with all the latest gadgetry or gizmos that Science can come up with.

Where are the Einsteins, the Thomas Edisons, the Khwarizmi’s , the Newtons, whoever you can think of that were regarded as the brightest of the best today?

Gone. Returned to the Creator. The physical form has died. Even if you embalm and preserve the body, it is nothing but just a dead cadaver. Preserved with embalming fluids and whatever but there’s no life in it. The heart has long ceased to function.

The smartest of the smartest genius minds here on Earth can’t give life to a long dead and preserved heart. Even the greatest so called magicians and illusionists are dead themselves.

Why did they die? How come those legendary persons did not survive or escape the grasps of the Malaikatul Maut? Sayyidina Izra’il Alaihis Salam. Where are they now?

It is entirely up to Allah, our Supreme Lord and Creator as to whether He chooses to bestow Life to one and take it back from whomsoever that Allah Chooses!

We come into existence and cease to be by Allah’s Will and His’s Only.

Allah, Ar Rahman, Ar Rahim. Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

He gives life even to the billions of people who choose to deny Him. He continues to shower upon those who choose to disbelieve either out of their own ignorance or wilful stubbornness as a result of their humongous egos yet He bestows upon them the goodness of this earthly life but not that of the Yaum al Akhirat. The Realm of the Hereafter.

As a Muslim, we who have come to study and realize the temporariness of this Realm of Earthly Existence choose to submit to the Will and Commandments of Allah disregarding whatever the Kafirun’s ~ Disbelievers have to say or opinionate.

For a Mukmin obeys what Allah and His Final Messenger commands and enjoins upon us. All these sharing of knowledge is but a tiny attempt on my part to help you start thinking as to who you really are?

Who is it who created you? Gave you life? Your Faculty of Reason? Your ability to choose or decide?

This is just a preliminary step that I am asking you to take in your journey to find the Truth about who you really are and Who is the True God to Whom you owe your existence?

Not a figment of your imagination or that you can buy at your local religious paraphernalia supermarket or store.

The True God Who expects nothing from you except your devotion and submission to Him. And to Him Only.

God Who does not need you to offer any food, flowers, milk, candles or offerings to Him.

Do not belittle God to be that object to which you genuflect momentarily in an impure state and then hurry off to whatever you deem is so important yet not realizing that with each passing second, your Death Clock ticks closer and closer to your final and ultimate end. Here. In this 3rd Realm of your existence.

Think my dear brothers and sisters. You and me. We are not here by chance. No sirree.

Each of us are unique and special. We owe it to ourselves to really, consciously study as to how we came to be? Why we are who we seem to be and where will we end up in just the next second or moment in this realm of being?

It’s time for me to take leave of this sharing. Will continue later in the next posting if He allows me. Insya Allah.

Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah.

Wassalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surah Al Kafirun [Disbelievers] in action!

 

A Hindu [standing], a Christian [kneeling] and a Muslim [prostrating] in prayer

Assalamualaikum [Peace be to you] Brother Craig Considine

Kindly allow me to further describe this historical image which you shared in Facebook..

It is a perfect way to describe what Allah the Almighty commands us Muslims to say to those who are not. Thanking you Craig in advance (Y)

A Hindu [standing], Christian [on his knees] and a Muslim [prostrating] in prayer.

A perfect image describing what Allahu Rabbul Alamin {Lord of the Universes} Commands us Believing Mukmins to say to those who are Disbelievers.

Islam does not tell us to shun them or be at war with them 24/7. We are allowed to live as a community together with them but each allowing the other to practice their own faiths with mutual respect and courtesy.

https://www.quran.com/109 (Surah Al Kafirun) (Disbelievers)

Bismillaahirrahmanirrahim.
[In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful]

Qul yaa ayyuhal kaafiruun
[Say: O Disbelievers]

Laa a’budu maa ta’buduun
[I do not worship what you worship]

Walaa antum ‘aabidunna maa a’abud
[Nor do you worship what I worship]

Walaa ana ‘aa bidun maa ‘abadttum
[And I will not worship what you worship]

Walaa antum ‘aabiduuna maa a’abud
[Nor will you worship what I worship]

Lakum deenukum wa liya deen
Your way is yours, and my way is mine.]

In the holiest month of Ramadhan, I pray that all of us can live in relative peace and harmony as one Brotherhood of Man.

Insya Allah [God Willing]

Do’a for the Departed ~ Free Graphic from www.readnwrite.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

As Muslims we are enjoined to offer our prayers @ Do’a to Allahu Rabbul Alamin to bless and forgive those who have departed from this 3rd Realm of our Earthly existence and entered the 4th Realm namely the Yaum al Barzakh – Life in the Grave.

The Grave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being modern day Muslims who are keeping in touch with each other and the rest of the world through the internet using Social Media, it is imperative that we express our feelings and desires as a manifestation of our innermost thoughts and do so through the usage of media such as this graphic design which I created this morning.

Please accept this free gift from me as a small act of ibaadah and share it with others when you hear of someone’s passing especially those of our fellow Mukmins @ Believers and recite the Do’a @ Prayer for the Departed as following the enjoinment of Rasul Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam in conveying even an Aayah @ Sentence from him to others for the good of the Ummah and the rest of Mankind.

Ballighu ‘Anni walau Ayah..” (بلغوا عني ولو آية) narrated by Bukhari from Ibn ‘Amr (Hadith no. 2838)

Deliver from me even a sentence. This is an authentic Hadith @ Sayings of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam.

May Allah bless and forgive us of our sins and the sins of those whom we prayed for. Ameen.

Be well and have a Blessed Ramadhan. Insya Allah.

Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

 

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