The law of Allah is Supreme

Law-of-Allah-jpgAllah is the Creator of the man and the system. Our Creator knows what system is best for us and what benefits us than ourselves. Just like the manufacturer of the Car knows which fuel is best for the car, but if the driver chooses to against the manufacturer’s choice, he may wreck the car and gains nothing.

A Muslim is a person who completely surrenders to the will and law of Allah. Muslims by nature adhere to the laws of Allah, and when a different law is imposed to run the affairs of a Muslim or Islam bears sour fruits, and we experience it in the Muslim world that rules by the man made systems. The law of Allah is Supreme over all the laws, and it must be established to bring that satisfaction and peace that our Creator has chosen for us.

One cannot establish the law of Allah and bring back Islam to its original state through the system of kufr (disbelief) which is all the other laws besides the law of Allah.  Water and Fire do not mix. The western societies and many Muslims are against the Sharia of Allah and  the problem being the lack of education. The best of the Dawah is education, and we must educate people about the law of the Creator, the freedom and benefits it gives to the mankind.

Many Muslims want to the change the system of disbelief by adhering to its laws. They want to bring Islam through kufr? That doesn’t make any sense, and above all it is a deception. We rely on Allah alone. We Obey Allah not the Satan, the biggest deceiver and the deception is from Satan. Muslims have no hidden agenda, we live by La ILaha IL Allaah, and we die with La ILaha IL Allaah and that is the supreme fundamental of the Muslims, to live according to the laws of the Creator, which Allah created for our benefit and of the whole mankind.

On the contrary, Democracy divides the world with the religion, whereas Islam is a complete set of Life, and can’t be divided into parts according to our desires.

Democracy is a man-made system meaning rule by the people for the people. Thus it is contrary to Islam, because rule is for Allah  the Most High, the Almighty, and it is not permissible to give legislative rights to any human being, no matter who he is.

Democracy is not the religion of monotheism, and its parliamentary councils are just places of polytheism, and safe havens for pagan beliefs, where as Islam is the religion of monotheism, belief in one Allah and adhering to the laws of Allah.

Above all, the Most truthful of speech is the book of Allah (Quran), and the best of Guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (S.A.W). The most evil of things are the innovations (in religion) and every innovation is misguidance and going astray.

It’s Not Just about Looks!

Most if not all the people that interacted with Prophet Yusuf (PBUH) were not just influenced by his good looks but his overall character. Even the woman, who seduced him, did not do so just because of the looks. It was in her house that Yusuf (PBUH) grew up, and she was therefore familiar with, if not used to his appearance. (She past the ‘shock phase’ that led the other women who saw him for the first time to “cut their hands” ! She was a mature married woman (not a teenage girl!) and knew better how to ‘judge’ a man.
Those who dealt with Yusuf (PBUH) in prison saw in him other than his looks: “we see you one of the Mushsineen (doers of good)”. When the king saw him he said: “you are with us in high rank and fully trusted” because now the king was aware of Yusuf’s (PBUH) abilities, not appearance.

Mature men as well see in women other than their looks. Khadija (Ra) was beautiful but certainly there were others. Yet Muhammad (PBUH) saw in Khadija (Ra) what the women saw in Yusuf (PBUH): genuine character: “she accepted me when people rejected me, she believed in me when people doubted me, she shared her wealth with me when people deprived me”.

Unfortunately, we live in a celebrity based culture that emphasizes looks, not personality. I am not saying that looks should not be taken into consideration (by the way, even if Hollywood aims to create beauty standards, beauty is relative and culturally defined) but that character must take precedence when making serious judgments and decisions, especially as serious as marriage!

Civilization has killed our civilization.

 

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In the 1800’s, men and women didn’t have time to ponder the mystery of their existence. They had lifespans that rarely exceeded 50 years. They raised families that often had 5 or more children. Children learned what they could before they were old enough to work along side their parents. It took weeks to communicate with other towns and cities.

Communities had to be self sufficient, and to work together. Everyone knew everyone else. They managed to farm, build, work 14-16 hours a day, and still had time for church on Sunday. It was a less civilized time than today, but also a more civilized time. Everyone was much nicer to each other, talked to each other, helped each other.

And look what they did. They conquered and colonized a continent, then created the greatest free nation on Earth. They industrialized and lead the way in steam power and manufacturing, setting the stage for the nation to become the most powerful industrial, technological and economic force the planet has ever seen.

Today, people live into their 90’s and 100’s, yet never seem to have time for family or community. Children attend school for 12 or more years, yet seem to have less common sense than ever. People work at seemingly meaningless endeavors, while less that 1 percent of the population produces the food for the other 99.2 percent. People would rather text than talk, and they are so wrapped up in their own “search for personal meaning”, they have no clue how to interact with each other. There are more broken families than whole, and no one seems to have time to raise their own children, insisting that the schools/government do it instead. There is no sense of community, no cohesive whole, no national pride or ambition.

Islam places tremendous emphasis on the social aspects of life. Islamic practices are not only confined to the spiritual dimensions, but also to the social environment. For example, Islam encourages people to perform their daily prayers in congregation. Praying in congregation strengthens the ties between people by giving them the opportunity to interact with one another and discuss their issues in a religious compound.

This is Jihad

this is jihad

Jihad is a wide sweeping term that includes many aspects of being a Muslim and is not limited to the “Boogey Man propaganda” we often see. One thing to consider is the always promoted concept that Jihad is presented within the scope of war and physical fighting is a limited and a narrow view. Fighting can be verbal and even peaceful resistance is a form of fighting. Getting up for Fajr is a form of fighting…

If we use the often translated word “Striving” we can see there are many aspects. One can strive physically through prayer, one can strive mentally through education. Some strive through verbal actions of teaching and some strive through actions of War (offense and defense). There are many more examples that do not have any physical aspect.

Now, of course it does not mean that there is not a responsibility for people to “Fight” physically, even in the history of the Prophet (peace be upon him), he would fight when needed to, but would always attempt peaceful means initially and if a war broke out he would constantly strive for a peaceful resolution. (e.g. treaties and agreements)

So to isolate the word “Jihad” to one aspect and one aspect only is dishonest.

Hope this post benefits everyone, please leave your valuable comments.

Benefits of Sending Salawath on Muhammad (s.a.w)…

From the Quran and Hadith there are numerous benefits in sending salah and salaam upon the Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam)

You are following the way of Allah azza wa jal and His Honorable Angels. 

“Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet.” (33:56) 

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Both angels on your rigth and left write in your favour 
(amplification of reward, removal of sins and receiving the blessings of Allah). 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever supplicates Allah to exalt my mention (i.e., send salah),
Allah will exalt his mention (i.e., send salah) ten times 
and remove from him ten sins 
and raise him ten degrees.” 

[reported by Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-’As (May Allah be pleased with them)- Muslim] 

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Your salah on him reaches him sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam. 

The Messenger of Allah sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said: 

“Allah has angels who go around on earth, conveying to me the salaam of my ummah.”

We have lost our chance in this life to see and interact with our Messenger sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, but out of Allah’s Great Mercy He has allowed our duaa to reach him no matter how far or close we are to his grave.

[It was narrated that Abdullah ibn Mas’ood (may Allah be pleased with him)Sunan Nasaa’i, Saheeh Al-Albani]

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The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam will return your greeting. 

The Messenger of Allah sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said,

“There is not one of you who sends his greetings upon me except that Allah returns the soul to my body (in the grave) and I return his greeting.” 

[reported by Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him) Abu Dawood, Saheeh Al-Albani] 

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Jibreel alayhi salaam will send salah and salaam upon you. 

Abdur Rahman ibn Awf (may Allah be pleased with him) said, I came to the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam while he was in prostration and he elongated his prostration and then said,

“Jibreel came to me and he said, ‘whoever sends blessings (salah) upon you, I will send blessings on him, and whoever sends greetings (salaam) upon you, I will send greetings upon him,’ so I prostrated out of thankfulness to Allah.’” 

[Haakim, Saheeh Al-Albani] 

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Answering of one’s duaa. 

Most of us do not know that duaa is suspended between the heavens and earth until we send salawat on the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam. Umar radi Allahu anhu said,

“Duaa is suspended between heaven and earth and none of it is taken up until you send blessings upon your Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam.” 

[At-Tirmidhi, Hasan Al-Albani]

The scholars state that it is recommended (mustahabb) to include salawat in our duaa for the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

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The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam invited the believers to make salah on him. 

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said:

“Do not take your houses as graves and do not take my grave as a place of festivity (which you visit repeatedly). 

Send blessings upon me for your greeting will reach me no matter where you are.” 

[Abu Dawood, Saheeh Al-Albani] 

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You will not be among the humiliated. 

Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said,

“May his nose soil with dust in whose presence mention is made of me and he does not supplicate for me.” 

[At-Tirmidhi, Saheeh Al-Albaani] 

Imam Nawawi rahimahullah states the saying ‘may his nose be rubbed in dust’ means to suffer humiliation and disgrace. That is “may such person be humiliated and disgraced who hears my name and does not invoke Allah’s blessings upon me.” 

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You will not be among the miserly. 

Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, 

“The miser is the one in whose presence I am mentioned but he does not supplicate for me.” 

[At-Tirmidhi, Saheeh Al-Albani] 

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You will not be among those that Jibreel alayhi salaam made duaa against and the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam replied “Ameen” 

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) ascended the minbar and said: “Ameen, ameen, ameen.” 

It was said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, you ascended the minbar and said, ‘Ameen, ameen, ameen.” 

He said: “Jibreel came to me and said:

‘If Ramadan comes and a person is not forgiven, he will enter Hell and Allah will cast him far away. 
Say Ameen.’ So I said Ameen. 

He said: ‘O Muhammad, if both or one of a person’s parents are alive and he does not honour them and he dies, he will enter Hell and Allah will cast him far away. 
Say Ameen.’ So I said Ameen. 

He said: ‘If you are mentioned in a person’s presence and he does not send blessings upon you and he dies, he will enter Hell and Allah will cast him far away. 
Say Ameen.’ So I said Ameen.” 

[ibn Hibbaan, Saheeh Al-Albani] 

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You will be among the closest to the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam on a Day that will cause a child’s hair to become grey. 

Ibn Mas’ood (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: 

The Messenger of Allah sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said: 

“The people who will be nearest to me on the Day of Resurrection will be those who supplicate Allah more often for me.” 

[At-Tirmidhi, Hasan li ghayrihi Al-Albani] 

Imam Nawawi rahimahullah states, “Nearest to me” signifies “those who are most entitled to my intercession”. 

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Allah will love you and forgive you

because following the sunnah of the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam. Allah says, 

“Say (O Muhammad to mankind): “If you (really) love Allah then follow me , Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (3:31) 

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Your love for the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam will increase. 

When you love someone, your mind is filled with thoughts of them. By constantly making duaa for the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam 

whenever his name is mentioned, you are making a conscious effort to remember him. Put in the effort to internalize the salawat whenever you make them and understand who you are making duaa for, 

and inshaAllah your love for him will increase tremendously, alayhi salaatu wa salaam.

May Allah give him the highest position in Jannah.