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.

 

Share the Truth about Islam with everyone!

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

There will be those amongst you who would feel skeptical about such a title and ask ‘ How can I share with others about Islam when I myself do not know much about our faith?’

Am I right?

Many a times when I ask our fellow Muslims especially young Malay and Indian Muslims to explain about what Islam is, they go blank and say ‘I don’t know!’

Even the simplest of Surah’s such as Surah Al Ikhlas can’t be explained by these young persons that I feel so sorry for them. The key to solving all these problems has to be whether their parents had bothered to teach them about the Basics of Islam?

If we are asked by someone, ‘Please tell me what Islam is?‘ What do we share with them?

I would first get to know more about the person who is asking me these so I would be able to give them satisfactory answers that he or she can understand according to their level of intelligence and education.

We can’t simply assume anything about anyone. Appearances alone is not the yardstick to measure someone’s ability to understand what we are going to share.

At these times, people are exposed to all kinds of information derived from all types of sources. Information that can be true, false or even fabricated to look like they are authentic and the real McCoy!

What with the advent of fantastic developments in the field of Science and Technology, people can be easily duped and misled. So, we have to be really careful in dealing with our guests at the masjid or those whom we meet in our everyday life practically everywhere.

Answer them according to their level of thinking and understanding. Islam can be explained very simply or we can go into areas which at times can border on the very unimaginable realm. Especially in matters concerning the Ruuh @ Living Spirit ~ Life-force plus the Unseen Worlds of the Djinns and other beings.

Such matters can’t be explained or shown to others in any physical form. One experiences such encounters differently according to one’s own capabilities and  prevailing circumstances.

Hehehehehe. That’s getting too heavy, isn’t it? Hehehehe. Let’s go back to the basics.

I have to give you an example.

Let’s say that the questioner is a young male student. Malay. 18 years old. Hasn’t had any formal education about Islam and he practically doesn’t know squat about what his Islamic faith is all about?

He goes to the Masjid on Fridays and rays together with the congregation but it’s all a matter of doing as what others do by simply copying the actions and phrases uttered during Solat.

Remember that this is an EXAMPLE. A fictitious character. Not real. Imagined worst case scenario.

We can easily dismiss these type of ignorant Muslims as those who are Muslim by Birth but Ignorant @ Jahil by their upbringing. It’s not fair to label them as such but that’s the sad, stark reality of the matter.

But we can’t just let them be. You can’t just mind your own business and say to each their own.

On the authority of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudree (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say, “Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.” [Muslim]

Whether we realize it or not, we are all responsible for one another. We can’t afford to just save our own self’s but allow others to go to Hell. No sirree. We will be asked in the Hereafter as to why we did not help or guide the wrongdoers from remaining in Ignorance when Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala had commanded us to:

You don’t have to be an Al Azhar University graduate or Scholar to share the basic Truth about Islam but you do have to have a certain level of intellect and knowledge in order to backup what you share with the facts based on the true authentic verses in the Qur’an or the authentic exact sayings of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam.

Innovation and falsehood is forbidden to be used when sharing information about Islam with others. Instead of getting rewards in the Hereafter for sharing the Truth about Islam you do not want to end up in Hellfire for sharing falsehood which you conjured up out of your own imaginations.

May Allah protect us from such a state. Do not add or subtract from what has already been taught to us by Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam. Stick to the basics. If you do need to give an example in order to simplify matters, please be sure not to cut out the essence and just offer up nonsense.

Islam can be explained in the simplest of terms yet many choose to add unnecessary interpretations of their own that they end up confusing not only their own self’s but others in the process.

Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam spent 13 long years in Makkah just preaching that ‘There is no other god but Allah!’

 

That was the essence of his Message. Once you realize and believe in Allah, the only One Supreme God who is our Creator and embed this fact deep in your heart, then you go on to attest that Muhammad is the Final Messenger of Allah.

We pray and submit ourselves only to Allah and it is only Allah that we worship. We do not worship Prophet Muhammad. We love and respect Allah’s Greatest and Final Messenger with all our heart but we do not pray to him. We follow his Sunnah @ the Examples of Muhammad but we do not worship or venerate him.

This is the true Essence of our Faith. May we be blessed and guided by Allahu Rabbul Alamin that we get to live our lives as righteous, knowledgeable and truthful Mukmins and be saved from ending up in the Hellfires come Doomsday.

Ameen.

Reviving the Spirit of Ramadan by Ustaz Hazrizal Abdul Jamil

It is indeed a lonely battle. Perhaps a slow process to adapt to all the new routines. No more ‘Ustaz Hasrizal, no more sermons in the mosque, and no adhaans even from the minarets of mosques to signify that is it time to pray. Living in Europe is not something new to me. Six years of living in the UK and Ireland, more than a decade ago, exposed me to many unique experiences, but none like what I am experiencing currently, as a Muslim in Northern Scandinavia, 200 km south of the Arctic Circle.

Halal food is very limited. We eat mainly home cooked food. Performing basic devotional acts like the five daily prayers is challenging enough. In December and January, we had the shortest Zuhr time, as short as 9 minutes, while Fajr prayer commenced when I was in the middle of the second lecture of the the dark and freezing (subzero-temperatures) morning. This new surrounding has really forced me to relook at what I understand about Fiqh in Islam and has given me a new appreciation of the dynamism of the Shariah which serves to help Muslims practise Islam without difficulty, no matter how odd the context they live in.

It is not only about me and my wife but more importantly, our children. They are also dealing with a new environment. Their understanding about Islam and being Muslims is challenged to the core. They are not only questioned by peers from time to time, but our children themselves have many questions to ask.

Rarely do they ask HOW questions these days. There are many books written to answer these questions. Under the Finnish education system, they also receive religious education at school, specifically about Islam. From time to time, HOW questions are answered and modeled in class.

Most of the time, thinking intrinsically about Islam has led them to ask WHY questions. Something beyond HOW, even WHEN and WHAT. The WHY questions require us to understand Islam, beyond do’s and don’ts, questions which we do not think about as often as we should. It is this lack of depth in the understanding of religion that gave rise to the magnum opus Ihya’ ulum al-din, “Revival of Religious Sciences”, of the great scholar of Islam, Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058 – 1111). It is only by answering WHY questions can our practice of Islam have an effect on our souls, values and hence give meaning to the rituals we perform as religious people.

This small book was written almost a decade ago. It invites the readership to simply think but not think simplistically, how Ramadan in reality is a help from Allah to aid us better ourselves. Ramadan entails fasting, prayer, recitation of the Quran, giving charity and making amendments. Ramadan brings about physical, intellectual, emotional and social benefits stemming from spiritual strength. It is that spiritual strength that links rituals with meanings, and the actions of the servant with the judgment of his Lord.

I wish for my children to read this book in the language of their study and social life. My wife too always reminds herself and me the need to assess from time to time our children’s understanding and appreciation of Islam. Thus, the translation of this book is timely, as a fulfillment of that wish and need. This translation, will not merely be a gift from a father to his kids as a learning tool on how to adapt to life in Finland, but it is an endeavor to share the knowledge and experience in the original book with a wider audience.

I wish to thank my friend, Aqtar Mohamed Ummar who kindly offered to translate this book. The friendship and understanding which has developed between us for a long time has been of great value in helping him to translate what I wish to convey in the book. Our history began once upon a time with me speaking and him listening, and as fate would have it, we now work together under one roof in Khalifah Model School Secondary (KMSS), aspiring to provide a good education to future generations. It is hoped that this book marks the beginning to more synergies in the future.

I also wish to thank my friend Ahmad Shakir Salleh and Ariff Jauhar Iskandar from Abideen Books for their great effort and commitment in getting this translated copy published. Your efforts culminating in the publication of this book have helped to convert thoughts and words into a reading material which will help spread knowledge and goodness. May Allah reward us all with goodness in this world and the Hereafter.

Let us revive Ramadan by asking, WHY, so that the answer to that question will help us increase our faith and hope, in being granted good by Allah, as Rasulullah (PBUH) promised:

“Whoever observes fasts during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven.”

HASRIZAL
Oulu, Finland

 

REVIVING THE SPIRIT OF RAMADAN : Beyond Do’s and Don’ts

Author : Hasrizal Abdul Jamil & Aqtar Mohamed Ummar

Click bit.ly/reviveramadan2 to order

 

 

 

London Bridge Killings ~ UK’s Radicalized ISIS ‘Pseudo Muslims’ Smear of Islam.

We are all reeling from the shock of another mindless and uncalled for terrorist’s attack in the UK by those who are said to have shouted ‘In the Name of Allah’ as they drove a van into the crowd of innocent passersby at London Bridge and then jumped out and stabbed 6 people and wounded countless others in the aftermath.

As expected, the media frenzy erupts once more with accusing fingers pointing to Islam and Muslims for we have now become the favorite scapegoats for the deviant criminal actions of the mindless few radicalized lunatics who are born and bred in the UK itself.

No where in Islam does Allah call for this type of senseless killings or encourage Believers to go harm others without due cause!

In the last decade or so after World War 2, Islam and Muslims have sort of been replaced as the desired scapegoats by the Western world in lieu of the Soviet Union and Communism. The reality of a disfranchised Muslim world where differing Muslim majority countries have been at loggerheads with each other, the Western Imperialist and Colonist powers such as the USA and Britain together with certain European Union leading countries have taken a strong position against those who profess the Islamic faith and stepped up efforts to demonize the world’s fastest growing religion.

They are also quite eager to invade and occupy the oil rich Middle Eastern countries who are ruled by leaders who often bicker and quarrel over the slightest issue and differences between them.

We all also know that the 2001 September 11th tragedy which brought down the World Trade Center twin towers in New York, United States of America was an inside job orchestrated by the US Federal Government of President George W.Bush Jr. as evidenced by the numerous proofs and evidences exposed by the American scientists and building structural experts and main media channels themselves.

Visit http://www.globalresearch.ca/september-11-2001-the-15th-anniversary-of-the-crime-and-cover-up-of-the-century/5544414 and read for yourselves as to the identity of the real culprits who massacred more than 3000 innocent lives and millions of people in Afghanistan and Iraq were murdered by the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy and others in turn.

Ever since 9/11, Muslim nations have been targeted by the USA, UK and the EU as hotbeds of ‘terrorist groups’ which many have known to be the very set up of these countries themselves. Adding to the problem is the fact that Middle Eastern countries are continuously been at odds against each other making it easier for these Western imperialists and colonists to divide and conquer as they please.

 So, who should be held responsible for all this mayhem? Why did they let this be?

If possible, then the leading countries in the Muslim world should be held accountable for letting such a thing as the emergence of these pseudo ‘Muslim’ terrorist organizations and the setting up of the fake ‘Islamic Caliphate’ over there in Iraq and Syria to take place unabated.

Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the so called Caliph of the fake ‘Islamic State’ is reported to be a Jewish Mossad agent masquerading as a Muslim.

Fake Khalifa Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi said to be Israeli Mossad agent.Click here to learn about the true identity of this impostor who is wreaking havoc upon the world to advance the causes of Israel.

Saudi Arabia which is the Muslim world’s wealthiest nation and where Islam’s two holiest sites are located , namely Makkah al Mukarramah and Madinah al Munawwarah, ought to have taken the lead to be the real legitimate Caliphate for the world’s Muslims but chose to seclude itself and instead aligns itself to the United States of America which in actuality is the patron and main supporter of ISIS/ISIL.

Today, Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with Qatar giving the excuse that Qatar supports terrorism. Neighboring countries like the UAE, Bahrain, Yemen and Egypt followed suit and severed all ties with Qatar as well.

Isn’t this just stupid? The Zionist rogue regime of Israel surely will be reveling  at this turn of events for now they can easily go in and cause more instability to the Arab world by their covert programs through the Israeli Mossad, the American’s CIA and Britain’s M15 and M16 operations.

In the meantime, the radicals and terrorists would be having a field day carrying out more attacks upon the unsuspecting countries and claim to do so ‘in the Name of Allah!’ They willingly smear the good name and reputation of Islam and Muslims in their fake unfounded ‘jihad’.

Muslim countries can’t afford to just be bystanders and watch this rot take place. There should be a United Muslims International Force to go all out and destroy these terrorists once and for all. No efforts should be spared in exterminating these Khawarij who are behind the current dilemma which we the Ummah of Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam are facing as a result of their treachery.

Reports are also coming in that this latest attack is but a ‘false flag’ attack planned and unleashed by the powers that be themselves as part of their ‘New World Order’. Who can deny this?

Ramadan ~ Sacred month of Fasting, Worship or Gluttony?

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!

Dear Ikhwanul Muslimin na wal Muslimat, Mukminin na wal Mukminat, especially those of you living here in Malaysia.

Would you agree with me that over the years, Ramadan here in Malaysia has slowly but surely been getting too commercialized! What with the trend of many in focusing more on trading food and other festive goods at the Ramadan bazaars?

Usually, it’s shop till you drop!

What a shame!

From my observance of such acts over the years, many of such Muslims here in Malaysia tend to prioritize their business efforts in this one month more than focusing on worshiping Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala as they should?

Such a trend could be attributed to the individual’s personality and character? Whether one is a practicing Muslim or just in name? Those who practice their faith would obviously know how to go about their acts of faith and know how to allocate the needed time for their worship of Allah and time to do their business?

But I have yet to come across any such Ramadan Bazaars that allocate some suitable prayer space for both the traders and the teeming crowds of people frequenting the various stalls to buy their iftar needs.

Ramadan is the exclusive month in which we as Muslims ought to intensify our acts of worship towards Allahu Ta’ala and get the special blessings provided which Allah promises to reward us with in the Hereafter absolving us of our sins and entering us into His Paradises yet here we are so busily engaged in gluttony and earthly commerce forgetting the bountiful rewards promised to those who are heedful of His Commandments.

The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam forbade us from overeating when we break our fast. His Sunnah @ Example when breaking fast was to eat a few dates and a drink of water.

After breaking his fast, the Blessed Messenger of Allah performed his Maghrib prayers in congregation. We are encouraged to observe and follow His Sunnah in all that we do but sadly, in these times and age, quite a number of Muslims tend to go overboard when breaking fast and eat like there’s no tomorrow.

I came across a photo that shows a man who gorged himself silly with food till he could only lie on his back with a huge bulging belly! Clearly this borders on Haram for definitely we will be unable to perform our ibadah if we end up like this!

May Allah protect us from such a state! Ameen.

Do not keep on eating just because others are doing so. They are ignorant of the prohibition by the Prophet not to do so. Please do not be foolish and stuff yourselves silly in congregation with them.

Ramadan is the month where all the evil Syaitan, Djinns and Iblis are chained and locked up in the Hellfire’s but the habits of some of us from amongst the Ummah tends to just continue what the Accursed enjoined and practiced.

So, who do these folks want to blame for their transgressions? The Devil and his accomplices are not around in the whole month of Ramadan. We have no one else to blame but our own self’s.

We need to observe the Do’s and Don’ts of Ramadan. I will share more with you in the next article. Insya Allah.

Ramadan Mubarak to each and every fasting Muslim from us at The Muslim Bloggers Alliance.

Wabillahi Tawfeek Wal Hidayah.

Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Shocking! Pedophiles of Pakistan! The Untold Horrors of Child Abuse!

We all know that the world’s more than a billion Muslims are not all so perfect or free from committing sins or mistakes just like every other human being here on Earth. Apart from the fact that we testify that ‘There is no God save for Almighty Allah and attesting that Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam is our Lord’s Final and Greatest Messenger to His Entire Creation, each of us lives and will eventually breathe our last when our time is up.

Each of us differs from one another by our social, cultural and economic status and live as we see fit or according to our own individual personal circumstances. The way we practice our faith depends on our own personal acquired knowledge and our level of commitment to what we profess or claim to be.

There are ups and downs in one’s level of Belief and our practices of Islam varies from time to time as we go about our daily lives. We are currently living in what has been described as the End of Time. The Last Ages. Akhirul Zaman. The Age of Fitnah. Age of Tribulations.

We have before us Science and Technology that would only be regarded as pure wizardry by those who lived and died before us if it was presented to them back then. Unimaginable inventions, devices, telecommunication capabilities available that emperors and kings would willingly pay handsomely to acquire if it was available back in the Dark Ages.

As Muslims we believe in the Creation of Our Father Sayyidina Adam Alaihis Salam by Almighty Allah Himself in the most perfect of form and imbued knowledge plus the Faculty of Reason by God Himself and do not subscribe to the Theory of Evolution conjured up by the likes of Charles Darwin and those like him.

We are all descendants of Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam and Our Mother Sayyidatina Hawwa Radhiallahu Anha and turned into different tribes returning to our Origin back to the essence from which the various parts of the earth was collected from this planet which was collected by Sayyidina Izra’il Alaihis Salam, one of the mightiest Angels @ Malaikats of Allah when Allah commanded him to do so in order to create Adam up there in the highest heavens.

The very significant attribute that differentiates us from the other Creation of Allah is that we have been given the Freedom of Choice and Willpower to choose what we wish to believe in and what we feel like doing at times without realizing the consequences of our actions but most of these times fully aware of the results but just don’t bother or care of its ramifications!

There are times when we just don’t even fear God even though we know that He is Most Aware and not a jot escapes His Knowledge as well as the monitoring of us by Allah’s Malaikats @ Angels. Some say ‘So What?’ and continue with their desires and urges disregarding any pleas or cries for mercy!

It is true that we can be the ‘Best of Allah’s Creations and also the Worst! Even animals won’t do what quite a large number of human beings are doing to each other! Even to this very second, there are billions of innocent victims out there suffering as a result of human wickedness and barbarity! Regardless of their social standings or position in life! I coined a phrase before that ‘Even Alims @ The Knowledgeable Ones can turn into Zalims @ the Evil Doers’!

After Adam Alaihis Salam came a myriad of 124,000 Prophets and Messengers from Allah to continue guiding Mankind back to the Fitrah @ Nature of submitting to Allah’s Will and Commandments. There was scripture after scripture revealed to Mankind to believe in Allah and live as per His Commands but verily Mankind is a stubborn lot.

There are those amongst us who are recalcitrants and continue to wreak havoc amongst our fellow Mankind what more against the helpless other Creations of Allah who are powerless or ill equipped to face up to the onslaught of some human’s penchant for indulging in utter vice, debauchery and willful savagery!

In the shocking video above, some brave documentary makers have exposed the shocking reality of pedophilia that is ravaging the lives and future of hundreds of thousands of innocent young boys who despite being born and raised in a supposedly Muslim country!

These !@#$%^& Laknatullah’s @ Cursed by Allah are destroying over half a million and more innocent young Muslim children by committing these dastardly and forbidden acts of sodomy of street living homeless boys as young as 7 years old and the so called Islamic Government of Pakistan choose to ignore their plight and have not taken action against the pedophiles rampaging all over their major cities of Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Karachi not forgetting the entire country that shamelessly puts up an Islamic front as its national symbol.

What’s the point of trumpeting to the entire world that they are a nuclear powered formidable country if they can’t even defend and protect the honor and dignity or innocence of their very own young citizens such as the boys featured in the documentary above?

Too busy fighting against the fictitious or self created enemies of Islam and ‘Pakistan Zindabad‘ when your own pedophiles are sodomizing your future heirs to an early death! What the bloody hell is wrong with you??? Where are your damn priorities?

What kind of Muslims are you when despite knowing that Sodomy and Homosexuality is HARAM in Islam, you conveniently choose to CLOSE BOTH EYES and CHOOSE NOT TO SEE or bother to nip all these savagery in the bud?

Where there’s a will definitely there will be a way to stop and eradicate all these nonsense!

It’s all up to you.

Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam himself warned against allowing this abominable act to prevail amongst his ummah yet to this very second or moment hundreds if not thousands of young boys are being raped at will by the bus drivers and truckers over there in Pakistan!

This has been going on for quite long now that people are protesting!

Not to say that this does not happen elsewhere or even here in Malaysia where I live but not to this extent over there in Pakistan where in the documentary it proved that social welfare officers have found that 9 out of 10 interviewed homeless street children said that they have been raped almost daily with no one coming to their aid!

People can scream and shout in protest all they want worldwide but if no real action is taken to stop these child abuses right there in Pakistan and worldwide, it will continue to fester and destroy the lives of these victims.

I implore those authorities in Pakistan if they come to read this to repent and stop this evil from continuing to smear and destroy the country’s reputation. Please stop the rot!

Freedom ~ Living in God’s Realm by Nur Sakeenah Thomas

Bismillahirrahmanirahim
Sharing my final musings in my final months in Universiti Putra Malaysia (2006-2016).
Rumi Set me free
Someone asked me: How do you feel after you have converted to Islam? I answered: I feel free.
How do you feel after you have been deprived of your rights? I answered: I feel free.
How do you feel being thrown into the middle of the ocean? I answered: I feel free.
How do you feel being pushed down from a 24 story building? I answered: I feel free.
How do you feel when you are left on your own searching for the meaning of life and quest for knowledge? I answered: I feel free.
How do you feel being an immigrant? I answered: I feel free.
Then the person said: But why my friend???
Aren’t you feeling, depressed, frustrated, hurtful and fearful???
I really really don’t understand you!!! Do you still want to be a Muslimah?
What about your children, aren’t they a load?
See what Islam has done to you? Are you really happy?Can you please tell me why before your studying months end???
Finally I just smiled and answered: Of course I am deeply hurt, no one can deny it as I am a normal person but I really really feel the freedom through submitting to God.
Yes, of course, I still want to be a Muslimah and I am still learning to feel the serenity, strength and beauty of freedom living in God’s realm because Islam has set me free…
The Quran is my life-jacket, the Prophet and his companions are my inspiration; my children are my lighthouse and of course, I am happy.
I am the happiest Mommy in the world and you, my dear friend, you will understand me the moment you feel what true freedom means in Islam; and you will feel free from depression, frustration, hurt and fear because God will set you free..
Thank you Allah for your endless blessings!!!!!

“…Truly my Lord is with me, He will Guide me through.”(Q26:62)

Do'a Imam Ash Shafiee

At the uni’s library..taking continuous steps (2006-2016)..1st degree 2nd degree & now its the final degree Alhamdulillah

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