It is reported that Hisham bin ‘Urwah said, reporting from his father, ‘Urwah bin Al-Zubayr – Allah have mercy on him,
“He used to say to us when we were youths, ‘Why do you not Continue reading
This is the Friday lecture given by Shaykh Yaser Birjas at the Islamic Center of Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Please listen to it, and share it with others. He will be back at the Ann Arbor Mosque on Sunday December 12th, 2010.
Note: This lecture is in English, just to mention this that traditionally an Islamic speech/lecture starts in Arabic in a particular format. So please wait a minute until the actual lecture starts in English 🙂
Umar ibn Abdul Aziz (Rahimullah) said
“I never wished that the Prophet’s companions had not had disagreements. Their disagreement was a mercy.”
Source: Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, “Islamic Awakening between Rejection and Extremism.” pg 118.
Part of the Youth Series.
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When Abû Bakr Al-Siddîq was on his deathbed he called ‘Umar – Allah be pleased with them – and said:
Fear Allah o ‘Umar, and know that Allah has deeds to be done for Him in the day which He will not accept if done at night, and He has deeds to be done for Him at night which He will not accept if done during the day. He will not accept extra (nâfilah) deeds unless you fulfill the obligatory deeds. The scales of those whose scales will be weighty on the Day of Resurrection will only be weighty because they followed the truth in this life and it was weighty to them. And scales in which the truth will be placed tomorrow truly deserve to be heavy. And the scales of those whose scales will be light on the Day of Resurrection will only be light because they followed falsehood in this life and it was a light matter to them. And scales in which falsehood will be placed tomorrow truly deserve to be light.
Allah the Exalted has mentioned the people of Paradise and mentioned them in the context of their best deeds, and overlooked their evil deeds, so when I remember them I say to myself: I fear that I will not be included with them. And Allah the Exalted has mentioned the people of Hell and mentioned them in the context of their worst deeds and rejected their best deeds, so when I remember them I say: I hope I won’t be Continue reading
Abu Umamah al-Bahili reports: Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:
I guarantee a house in the lower portion of Jannah for whoever gives up arguing even if he is right, and a house in the middle of Jannah for whoever gives up lying even if he is joking, and a house for in the highest level of Jannah for whoever perfects their akhlaq. [Abu Dawood]
“Spreading Hadith One Post Per Day” series.
Hadith # 24.
Hadith are also called Traditions and are the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, May God’s Peace and Blessings be upon him.
Some may wonder, how come we (Muslims) know what Prophet Muhammad said 1400 years ago? The answer to this question has a long process. For here, I will just say, that the Student (Tabieen) Scholars of the Companions (Sahaba) of Prophet Muhammad SAW, went city after city seeking the Hadith in order to preserve it. Many great Sahaba scholars and Jurists were still alive at that time and since their sincerity to the faith cannot be doubted, their approval to the compilations by students of knowledge cannot be doubted either. It was through intensive check and re check of the chain of narrators and the character of each narrator, memory skill and many other factor, called Science of Hadith. Hadith are rated Authentic-Sahih, Good-Hasan Weak- Daif, and Fabricated- Mawdu.
The Hadith that I would choose would Inshallah (God Willing) be the ones that are being forgotten in practise among Muslims, and/or those that Muslims don’t hear quite often. I will try to have commentary with it. Due to time constraint I won’t be able to collect Ahadith (plural of Hadith) from various different sources and would suffice on the limited access that I have to the Books of Ahadith, which are all Authentic.
However, any one can send me Ahadith at [email@example.com] considering that the exact source is being sent.
I will try to have Ahadith that can be applied into practise in general. I intent to spread the Ahadith with a hope that somewhere on this planet, someone would learn at least one hadith and will bring it into life through practise, starting from myself first, Inshallah.
I am not a Scholar, and in English, Ahadith are translations and so can only be taken and understood as an abstract, or at Macro level. Even then they are very beneficial and the Sayings of Prophet Muhammad can be applied to our lives even today after 1400 years.
Since I am not a Scholar, any wrong is on my side. I would try my best to write in the same way as it was in the source. Intention is pure, and I hope that unintentional wrong would be forgiven.