Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Daleel: Traveling: Riyad-us Saliheen

Riyad-us Saliheen- Etiquette of Traveling
Chapter166: Setting off on Thursdays

956. Ka`b bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) set out on Thursday for the expedition of Tabuk. He liked to set out on a journey on Thursdays.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

957. Sakhr bin Wada`ah Al-Ghamidi (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "O Allah! Bless my people in the early part of the day (morning). Whenever he dispatched a detachment or an army-unit, he would dispatch it at the beginning of the day (soon after dawn). The narrator, Sakhr (May Allah be pleased with him) was a merchant, and he used to send off his merchandise at the beginning of the day. So his trade flourished and he made a good fortune.
[At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud].

In this chapter of hadeeth, we see that the ProphetSAW went on his journeys on Thursdays, and he would leave early after fajr when ALLAHSWT gives the travelers blessings.

Chapter 167
The Desirability of undertaking a Journey in a Group and appointing a Leader

958. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Were people to know of what I know about the dangers of travelling alone, no rider would travel alone at night.''

959. `Amr bin Shu`aib (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "A single rider is (accompanied with) Satan and two riders are (accompanied with) two Satans. Three riders form a group.''
[At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud].

960. Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri and Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "When three persons set out on a journey, they should appoint one of them as their leader.''
[Abu Dawud].

961. Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "The best number of companions is four; the best detachment is four hundred and the best army is four thousand; and twelve thousand men will not be defeated as a result of smallness of number.''
[At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud].

In this chapter of Riyad-us Saliheen, The ProphetSAW gives clear instructions of what should occur after setting out onto an expedition or journey. The ProphetSAW tells us that 3 people makes a group while 4 is the best number. He also instructs a group of people to choose a leader in order to maintain organization and stability while on the trip.

Chapter 179
Prohibiting Woman from Traveling Alone

989. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "It is not permissible for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day to make a journey of one day and night unless she is accompanied by a Mahram (husband or any other relative to whom she is prohibited to marry).''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

990. Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "No man must not be alone with a woman except in the presence of her (Mahram). No woman should travel except in company of a (Mahram).'' A man said: "O Messenger of Allah! I have been enrolled for such and such expedition, and my wife left for Hajj.'' He (PBUH) said to him, "Go and perform Hajj with your wife.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Conclusion: The first two chapters discusses the etiquette of traveling in regards to appointing a leader and on what day we should travel on. The last chapter is especially important for the sisters because as women we cannot travel alone except with a mahram.

Daleel: Divorce is Lawful and Clean

The following hadith about divorce is not authentic. In fact it is a lie:

Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allaah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not issue divorce, for the Throne shakes because of divorce.” Narrated by Ibn ‘Adiyy in al-Kaamil (5/112) and by al-Khateeb in Tareekh Baghdaad (12/191), and via Ibn al-Jawzi in al-Mawdoo’aat (2/277), via ‘Amr ibn Jumay’ from Juwaybir from al-Dahhaak from al-Nazzaal ibn Sabrah from ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allaah be pleased with him).

Ibn al-Jawzi said:

It is a mawdoo’ (fabricated) hadeeth… ‘Amr ibn Jumay’ used to narrate munkar ahaadeeth from prominent people, and mawdoo’ ahaadeeth from sound narrators.

He was as da’eef (weak) and a fabricator by many scholars, including the following:

Al-Khateeb al-Baghdaadi in Tareekh Baghdaad (12/187), Ibn al-Qaysaraani in Dhakheerat al-Huffaaz (2/1147), al-Sakhaawi in al-Maqaasid al-Hasanah (p. 31), al-Shawkaani in al-Fawaa’id al-Majmoo’ah (p. 139), al-San’aani and al-‘Ajlooni in Kashf al-Khafa’ (1/361), and al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Da’eefah (1/278, hadeeth no. 147).

Allah does not hate anything that he made lawful. He only hates that which he made unlawful and the true believer would never make unlawful that which Allah made lawful:

'Those who believe do not make unlawful the good things which Allah has made lawful for you, and do not transgress. Allah does not like trangressers" - Muslim

Also Everything lawful is good and clean whereas whatever is unlawful is bad and dirty:

"Apart from what is lawful and good, all other things are unlawful and not good (unclean Al-Khabith)" - Muslim

Whoever tells you that a woman can not seek divorce (Khula) in islam is a liar and needs to fear allah.

What islam forbids is seeking a divorce for no reason. If you have a reason then it is lawful.

Proof of this is found in the sunnah when the ex wife of Rifa'a Al-Qurazi was granted Khula from her husband by the prophet (sa) - Bukhari

Allah is merciful and would never put us in a situation of no way out. Be careful of people who speak about this religion without knowledge and are ignorant enough to challenge those who do have knowledge.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Daleel: Staying at Home is Better for WOMEN

It is better for women to pray in their houses than to attend congregational prayers. However, they may go to the mosque and attend the congregational prayer if they avoid wearing perfume.

Ibn 'Umar reports that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said:

"Do not prevent the women from going to the mosques, although their houses are better for them."

Abu Hurairah relates that the Prophet said:

"Do not keep the slave girls of Allah from the mosques of Allah. And they are to go out unperfumed."

These two ahadith were related by Ahmad and Abu Dawud.

Abu Hurairah also reports that the Prophet said:

"Any woman who uses some scent should not be present with us during the night prayer."

This is related by Muslim, Abu Dawud, and an-Nasa'i with a hasan chain.

As stated earlier, it is better for women to pray in their houses.

Ahmad and at-Tabarani record that Umm Humaid as-Sa'diyah came to the Messenger of Allah and said: "O Messenger of Allah, I love to pray with you." The Prophet said: "I am aware of that, but your salah in your residence is better for you than your salah in your people's mosque.


Daleel: Christians and Jews WILL NOT go to Heaven

Assalamu Alaikum,

Many Muslims believe that the Christians and jews will be going to heaven, and this is an incorrect against ALLAH and his messenger.

“Verily, Allaah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in
worship), but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He wills” -
Quran 4:48

"If anyone desires a religion other than islam (submission to Allah., never will
it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who
have lost (All spiritual good)." - Quran 3:85

"O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a
state of islam." - Quran 3:102

"Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur’aan and
Prophet Muhammad) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)
and Al-Mushrikoon will abide in the fire of Hell. They are the worst of
creatures” - Quran 98:6

"When the wrong-doers (actually) see the Penalty, then will it in no way be
mitigated, nor will they then receive respite." - Quran 16:85

"Say: "On the Day of Decision, no profit will it be to Unbelievers if they
(then) believe! nor will they be granted a respite." - Quran 32:29

Also the Prophet(sa) said:

"By the One in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, there is no-one of this
ummah, Jew or Christian, who hears of me then dies without believing in that
with which I have been sent, but he will be one of the people of Hell."
(Reported by Muslim)

Wa alaikum salaam

Monday, June 28, 2010

Preparing for Ramadan: Get Ready Sisters

Assalamu Alaikum,

Ramadan is coming up in a month or so-give or take,insha'ALLAH!! Sisters, for those who have to make up their fasts from last Ramadan, get those done for ALLAH,insha'ALLAH. We are preparing for another full month of Ramadan. Get together a plan,insha'ALLAH for you, yourselves, and your familiies.

Its an important time of the year for Muslims. This is our holy month. Insha'ALLAH, I will prepare for this special month by getting some good sweet treats for when I break my fast.

This is a very moving and powerful video to remind us about Ramadan, and how our lives should be everyday as Muslims.

As Muslims, our lives should not be devoted to ALLAH only during Ramadan, but everyday.

Wa Alaikum Salaam!

Daleel: Earrings are NOT adornments and ARE HALAL

Assalamu Alaikum sisters,

Many sisters will try to tell you that you cannot wear earrings or your jewelry outside of the home. When someone says something they must back it up with the Qur'an or the Sunnah, and if they cannot then they are lying on ALLAH.

Here is the daleel that we can wear earrings outside of the home:

Ibn 'Abbas said, Allah's Apostle went out and offered the Id prayer and then delivered the sermon. "Then the Prophet went to the women and instructed them and gave them religious advice and ordered them to give alms and I saw them reaching out (their hands to) their ears and necks (to take off the earrings and necklaces, etc.) and throwing (it) towards Bilal. Then the Prophet returned with Bilal to his house . - Bukhari

Also when Allah says in the Quran for women to not show off their adornment this does not apply to jewelry or the face and this is the view of the majority of the companions and none understood islam better than they:

Ibn Abbas (ra) is one of the most learned men of the Sahaba (Companions). Prophet Muhammad (s) even prayed for him saying

"O Allah, make him acquire a deep understanding of the religion of Islam and instruct him in the meaning and interpretation of things." - Muslim

Ibn Abbas with reference to Surah An-Nur:

"And Say to the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils all over Juyubihinna" (Surah An-Nur, Verses 30 and 31)

defined the phrase, “except only that which is apparent” as referring to the "The hand, the ring, and the face."

Also Abdullah Ibn Omar Ibn Al-Khattab (ra) said that this verse refers to the exception of “the face and the two hands”.

Anas Ibn Malik (ra) also said that the exception refers to “the hand and the ring”.

The hand face and ring is also the view of Ali and Aisha the wife of the Prophet (sa).

Ibn Hazm said: “all of this (statements) are in the highest of accuracy.

Wa Alaikum Salaam


Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Beautiful Video For Hijabis and Niqabis: The Beauty of Covering

Walaa and Baraa: Love and Hate for the sake of ALLAH

Assalamu Alaikum,

Love is an aspect of Islam

Hate is an aspect of Islam. We must hate for the sake of ALLAH. What do I mean? You must hate what ALLAHSWT has forbid.

La Ilaha Illallah negates the fact that you believe there is no God,but ALLAH and only ALLAHSWT can give you good and evil.

And [know that] if God should touch thee with misfortune, there is none who could remove it save Him; and if He intends good for thee, there is none who could turn away His bounty: He causes it to alight upon whomsoever He wills of His servants. And He alone is truly forgiving, truly a dispenser of grace (10:107)

ISLAM IS THE ONLY WAY OF LIFE and there WILL NOT be ANY CHRISTIANS, JEWS, HINDUS, ATHIESTS in Heaven according to the interpretation of the meaning:

"Whoever seeks after a Religion other than Islaam, never will it be accepted from him, and in the Hereafer he will be one of the loosers." [Soorah Aal-'Imraan 3:85

We must not use a FATWA that goes against ALLAH's commands. For example: Many women try looking for a fatwa that allows them to pluck or shave their eyebrows. We must not take our husbands, kid, jobs, and wealth as being our god!

"And of mankind there are those who take others besidesAllaah as rivals to Allaah. They love them as they should love Allaah." [Soorah al-Baqarah 2:165

Allah tells us in the Qur'an that we should not be friends with the disbelievers:

O you who believe! Do not take the Jews and Christians for friends. They are Awliyaa(friends) to each other. And the one among you that turns to them is one of them. Indeed, Allah guides not an unjust people.” (5:51)

AllahSWT continues to tell us that WE MUST HATE the kuffar for his sake:

“You will not find any people that believe in Allah and the Last Day loving those who oppose Allah and his Messenger (s.a.w.), even though they were their fathers, sons, brothers, or relatives….” (58:22)

Finally, its important that we love our fellow sisters and brothers in Islam:

The Believers, men and women, are protectors, one of another,” (9:71

When one takes the shahada, La Illaha IllALLAH, then one negates that there is another god, and we affirm that there is NO GOD, BUT ALLAH and that we believe that MuhammadSAW is the last Prophet of God.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Become Strong Sisters and Form a Sisterhood

Assalamu Alaikum sisters,

Its very important that we become stronger in iman, or our faith in ALLAH. We must learn true Tawheed, or the belief in the oneness of ALLAH and about the Sunnah. As Muslimas, we must build ourselves up and build up the sisters we have around us. There is a huge percentage of Muslims that have fallen from the Qur'an and Sunnah, and its about time we change that.

Grab a hold of your other sisters, and become strong in this deen of ALLAH!

Allah says in the interpretation of the meaning:

”The men and women from among the believers are friends of each other. They call the people towards goodness and piety and abstain from evil and transgression. They uphold the prayer, pay the poor-rate (zakaat) and obey Allah and His Prophet (s.a.w.s.). Indeed, these are the ones for whom Allah shall soon manifest His mercy and grace. Verily Allah is all-powerful, and the most wise.”
(Ale Imran : 71)

Subhan'ALLAH sisters! Subhan'ALLAH! We should form our sister hoods in every neighborhood and mesjid. We must guide our daughters, mothers, aunts, cousins, and etc into this sisterhood of AL-Islam.

Do not lose your sister to this dunya. Pull her up with you! Help her as you help yourself! Always keep you and your sister in the remembrance of ALLAH!

Insha'ALLAH, I want every sister to know that this dunya, or this world is nothing compared to the hereafter. WE must prepare for our last day, last hour, and last breath. Subhan'ALLAH, allow yourself to see your sisters!!

Build a FIRM relationship to your sisters, and hold onto them!

Wa alaikum salaam!


Assalamu Alaikum,

The summer time is here and we all want to put together some outfits! Insha'ALLAH, I will show you some ideas when you go back to your own personal closets.
These outfits are just a start to where you could decide when picking out your clothing
I love abayas, so abayas are something I look to when searching for that"look".
I love colors and designs, so plain jane items aren't exactly my thing.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Stop Posting Up Personal Information

Assalamu Alaikum,

I haven't posted in a while, but alhumdulilah, I am back.

Sisters, you have to stop posting up personal information on the internet. Posting up your personal information is none of anyone else's business. This does not just apply to blogging sites, but Facebook, Myspace, Xanga, Twitter, or etc. This is not the way of the ProphetSAW or his companions. The bottomline is that no one wants to know,and this only allows people to be all up in your business. For example: If you go telling your girl-friends about you and your husband love life then that sister may get jealous, and may begin wanting your husband, so the next time you come home you see her in your living room as being his other wife. This is very true. Many sisters forget how harmful it is to post up their personal information. Not only this, but sisters we shouldn't be posting up our pictures on the internet without covering ourselves and without hijab. What is this? Many sisters on the internet are taking off their hijabs and clothes. Why are we naked? Subhan'ALLAH, fear ALLAH!