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If he loves the Quran, then he loves Allah and His messenger.”

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قال عبد الله بن مسعود رضي الله عنه

لا يسأل أحد عن نفسه إلا القرآن، فإن كان يحب القرآن فهو يحب الله ورسوله

Abdullah ibn Masood said:

“A human should not be asked about himself except with respect to the Quran. If he loves the Quran, then he loves Allah and His messenger.”


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September 29, 2010 at 4:06 pm

The Weight of the Qur’an

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It is reported that Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: 

“We were the beginning (the heads) of this Ummah, and perhaps a man from the best of the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم and the most righteous amongst them could maintain only one chapter of the Qur`an or thereabouts. For the Qur`an was weighty upon them, and they were given knowledge of it or action based on it. But the last of this Ummah will find the Qur`an light (and easy) – the child and the non-Arab will recite it, without possessing any knowledge about it.”

[Al-Harawi, Dhamm Al-Kalam wa Ahlihi, vol. 5, p. 144]

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September 29, 2010 at 4:05 pm

…all of which humans were following Islam.”

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Ibn `Abbas, RadiAllahu anhu, said:

“Between Adam, ‘alayhis salam, and Nuh, ‘alayhis salam, there were ten generations, during all of which humans were following Islam.”


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September 28, 2010 at 2:09 pm

By Allaah I have seen the Sahabah of Rasulullaah and do not see the likes of them anywhere today.

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Abu Araaka رضي الله عنه narrates that he once performed the Fajr salaah behind Hadhrat Ali رضي الله عنه After the salaah, Hadhrat Ali رضي الله عنه turned to his right and appeared to be extremely troubled. Eventually, when the sun rose the length of a spear’s length above the Masjid wall, he performed two Rakaahs of salaah. Thereafter, he turned his hands over and said, “By Allaah I have seen the Sahabah of Rasulullaah  and do not see the likes of them anywhere today.

In the mornings, their faces were pale, their hair dishevelled, their bodies covered in dust and between their eyes were the marks of prostration which resembled the marks on the knees of goats. Their nights were spent prostrating (in Sajdah) and standing before Allaah  (in salaah). They recited the Book of Allaah  (the Qur’aan) and would attain comfort by standing in salaah and making Sajdah. When the mornings arrived and they engaged in Dhikr, their bodies would move as the trees do when the gentle wind blows through them.

Their eyes would flow with tears until their clothing got wet as if they (were remorseful because they) had spent their nights in negligence.”

Thereafter, Hadhrat Ali stood up and was never again seen laughing quietly until he was martyred by the wicked enemy of Allaah, Ibn Muljim.

– Bidaayah (Vo1.8 Pg.6), Abu Nu’aym in Hilya (Vol.1 Pg.76)

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September 26, 2010 at 3:39 pm

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Bilal has succeeded

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Imam Ahmad recorded that Ibn `Abbas said: “On the night when the Messenger of Allah was taken on his Night Journey, he entered Paradise, in some part of which he heard a sound. He said, `O Jibril, what is this’ He said, `This is Bilal, the Mu’adhdhin.’ When the Prophet came back to the people, he said,

«قَدْ أَفْلَحَ بِلَالٌ، رَأَيْتُ لَهُ كَذَا وَكَذَا»

(Bilal has succeeded, I saw that he will have such and such.)


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September 26, 2010 at 3:13 pm

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“Yes, I believe him with regard to something even more than that…

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According to Al-Bayhaqi, Ibn Shihab said: Abu Salamah bin `Abdur-Rahman said:

Some people from Quraish went to Abu Bakr and said, “Have you heard what your companion is saying He is claiming that he went to Bayt Al-Maqdis and came back to Makkah in one night!” Abu Bakr said, “Did he say that” They said, “Yes.” Abu Bakr said, “Then I bear witness that if he said that, he is speaking the truth.” They said, “You believe that he went to Ash-Sham [Greater Syria] in one night and came back to Makkah before morning” He said, “Yes, I believe him with regard to something even more than that. I believe him with regard to the revelation that comes to him from heaven.” Abu Salamah said, from then on Abu Bakr was known as As-Siddiq (the true believer).

Dal’ail an Nubuwwah

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September 26, 2010 at 3:12 pm

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Allah will gather the first and the last…

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Ibn Mas`ud said,

“On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will gather the first and the last, then a voice will call out, `Whoever is owed something by another, let him come forth and take it.’ And a man will rejoice if he is owed something or had been mistreated by his father or child or wife, even if it is little. ”

This is confirmed in the Book of Allah, where Allah says:

[فَإِذَا نُفِخَ فِى الصُّورِ فَلاَ أَنسَـبَ بَيْنَهُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ وَلاَ يَتَسَآءَلُونَ ]

(Then, when the Trumpet is blown, there will be no kinship among them that Day, nor will they ask of one another.)

This was recorded by Ibn Abi Hatim.

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September 23, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Abu Sufyan tells the truth

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When the Byzantine ruler Heraclius asked Abu Sufyan Sakhr bin Harb [RA] and his companions — who were still disbelievers and had not yet become Muslim ( at that time) — about the characteristics, lineage, honesty and trustworthiness of the Prophet , they could only tell the truth and admit that he was indeed noble and truthful.

Fath al Bari

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September 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm

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This refers to sahaba

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Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that `Uthman bin `Affan said, “The Ayah:

[الَّذِينَ إِنْ مَّكَّنَّـهُمْ فِى الاٌّرْضِ أَقَامُواْ الصَّلَوةَ وَآتَوُاْ الزَّكَـوةَ وَأَمَرُواْ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَنَهَوْاْ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ]

(Those who, if We give them power in the land, (they) establish the Salah, enforce the Zakah, and they enjoin the good and forbid the evil.) was revealed concerning us, for we had been expelled from our homes unjustly only because we said: `Our Lord is Allah.’ Then we were given power in the land, so we established regular prayer, paid the Zakah, enjoined what is good and forbade what is evil, and with Allah rests the end of (all) matters. This is about my companions and I.”

Abu Al-`Aliyah said, “They were the Companions of Muhammad .’

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September 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm

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Takbir in markets

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Al-Bukhari said,

“Ibn `Umar RA and Abu Hurayrah RA used to go out in the marketplace during the (first) ten days (of dhulhijjah) and say Takbir, and the people would say Takbir when they said Takbir.”

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September 19, 2010 at 3:21 pm