Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Matters Which Nullify Ones Islaam by Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz

All praise is due to Allaah alone; may He exalt the mention of Prophet Muhammad, his family and all his companions. 
Dear Muslim! Know that Allaah obligated all His slaves to enter Islaam completely by adhering firmly to its legislation and to shun anything that contradicts it. Allaah sent Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam to call people to Islaam and propagate this mission. He informed us that whoever follows Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam will be guided, and whoever shuns his call will stray and be misguided. 
In many verses of the Quran, Allaah warns us against things that lead to apostasy, as well as all types of Shirk 
(associating partners with Allaah in worship) and Kufr (disbelief).  In the chapters of apostasy which are found in the books of Islamic creed, the scholars have mentioned many matters which nullify a persons’ Islaam and render one an apostate; the most dangerous and common of which are ten, which are mentioned below and which have brief explanations so that people may be aware of these matters and avoid them. 
First:  
Shirk in worship: Allaah says what means: “Verily, Allaah forgives not (the sin of) setting up partners (in worship) with Him, but He forgives whom He wills, sins other than that,” (An-Nisaa’: 116) and also “Verily, whosoever sets up partners (in worship) with Allaah, then Allaah has forbidden Paradise to him, and the Fire will be his abode. 
And for the wrongdoers there are no helpers” (Al-Maa’idah: 72).  These are matters such as calling upon the dead, seeking their support and slaughtering animals for them or in their name, such as those who slaughter for Jinn or at people’s graves. 
Second:  
Making intermediaries between a person and Allaah, whom people ask to intercede on their behalf with Allaah. This includes supplicating to such ‘intermediaries’ and putting ones trust in them. Whoever does any of these has become a disbeliever by the consensus of the Muslim scholars. 
Third:  
Not considering those who associate partners with Allaah in worship as disbelievers, doubting their disbelief, or considering their faith as correct. 
Fourth:  
Believing that there is guidance which is better or more suitable than the guidance with which the Prophet sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam came with; or believing that any other legislation is superior to his, such as those who favour manmade legislation over Islamic legislation and use these manmade legislations to rule with. This also includes believing that man-made legislation is better than Islaam, or that they are equivalent, or that one may use them as a basis for ruling, or that Islamic legislation is not suitable for the twenty-first century, or believing that Islamic legislation is the reason behind the weakness and backwardness of the Muslims or limiting Islamic legislation to only govern the relationship between the slave and his Lord and not his other worldly affairs.  Moreover, this category includes those who consider that some Islamic penal-laws are unsuitable for our time, such as cutting the hands of thieves or stoning adulterers. Likewise, believing that one can refer to man-made legislation for commercial or business transactions renders one a disbeliever, because such a person by conviction deems lawful what Allaah has ruled as unlawful. An example of this is those people who set rules for those who consume intoxicants or commit fornication or adultery. 
Fifth:  
Hating anything which the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam commanded even if one performs it, Allaah says what means: “That is because they hate that which Allaah has sent down (Qur’aan)” (Muhammad: 9).
Sixth:  
Joking at or making fun of any part of Islaam, its rewards or its punishments, Allaah says what means: “Say: Was it at Allaah and His Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and His Messenger that you were mocking. Make no excuse; you disbelieved after you had believed” (At-Tawbah: 65-66). 
Seventh:  
Practising magic, Allaah says what means: “but neither of these two taught anyone (such things) till they had said, We are for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us)” (Al-Baqarah: 102). 
Eighth:  
Supporting the disbelievers against the believers, Allaah says what means: “And if any amongst you takes them (as supporters), then surely, he is one of them. Verily, Allaah guides not those people who are the Thaalimoon 
(polytheists and wrongdoers and unjust)” (Al-Maa’idah: 51). 
Ninth:  
Believing that people are free to abandon the Islamic legislation which was brought to us by Muhammad sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam, Allaah says what means: “And whoever seeks a religion other than Islaam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers” (Aal ‘Imraan: 85). 
Tenth:  
Shunning the religion of Allaah by refusing to learn or practice it, Allaah says what means: “Who does more wrong than he who is reminded of the Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of his Lord, then turns aside therefrom Verily, We shall exact retribution from the Mujrimoon (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners)” (As-Sajdah: 22). 
There is no excuse for committing any of the above mentioned nullifications, regardless of whether one did it seriously, jokingly or fearfully unless one was forced to say or do any of them. A believer must be careful not to commit any of them, so as not to be deserving of the punishment of Allaah.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

DO 5 WORKS BEFORE SLEEPING.


Once, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), said to Ali RA:


Ali ! Do 5 Works Before Sleeping, 

(1) Daily. Give 4000 Dinar Alms/sacrifice (sadqaa) daily before sleeping.
(2) Read whole Qur'aan one time daily before sleeping.
(3) Pay price of Jannah,daily before sleeping.
(4) Make a truce/peace between two fighting men daily before sleeping.
(5) Perform a Hajj daily before sleeping.

Then Ali RA requested Ya' RasoolAllah (peace be upon him) It is very hard to do how can I do all this?

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) replied:

(1 ) Read "Surah Fatiha" 4 times..... Its equal to sacrifice 4000 dinars.
(2) Read "Surah Ikhlaas" 3 times.... Its equal to read Quran one time.
(3) Read " Durood Shariff " 10 times.....(Allahumma sali ala muhammad was saleem) Its equal     to pay price of Jannah.
(4) Read "Astagfaar" (Astagfaar =Astag firul'lahaa rabbi min kul'ly zanmbin w'atubu ilaihi) 10 times..... Its equal to make truce/peace between 2 fighting men.
(5) Read "4rth Kalima" 4 times.....(La ilaha illallah) Its equal to perform Hajj.



Friday, May 18, 2012

The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English


AilurophileA cat-lover.
AssemblageA gathering.
BecomingAttractive.
BeleaguerTo exhaust with attacks.
BroodTo think alone.
BucolicIn a lovely rural setting.
BungalowA small, cozy cottage.
ChatoyantLike a cat's eye.
ComelyAttractive.
ConflateTo blend together.
CynosureA focal point of admiration.
DallianceA brief love affair.
DemesneDominion, territory.
DemureShy and reserved.
DenouementThe resolution of a mystery.
DesuetudeDisuse.
DesultorySlow, sluggish.
DiaphanousFilmy.
DissembleDeceive.
DulcetSweet, sugary.
EbullienceBubbling enthusiasm.
EffervescentBubbly.
EfflorescenceFlowering, blooming.
ElisionDropping a sound or syllable in a word.
ElixirA good potion.
EloquenceBeauty and persuasion in speech.
EmbrocationRubbing on a lotion.
EmollientA softener.
EphemeralShort-lived.
EpiphanyA sudden revelation.
ErstwhileAt one time, for a time.
EtherealGaseous, invisible but detectable.
EvanescentVanishing quickly, lasting a very short time.
EvocativeSuggestive.
FetchingPretty.
FelicityPleasantness.
ForbearanceWithholding response to provocation.
FugaciousFleeting.
FurtiveShifty, sneaky.
GambolTo skip or leap about joyfully.
GlamourBeauty.
GossamerThe finest piece of thread, a spider's silk
HalcyonHappy, sunny, care-free.
HarbingerMessenger with news of the future.
ImbricationOverlapping and forming a regular pattern.
ImbroglioAn altercation or complicated situation.
ImbueTo infuse, instill.
IncipientBeginning, in an early stage.
IneffableUnutterable, inexpressible.
IngénueA naïve young woman.
InglenookA cozy nook by the hearth.
InsoucianceBlithe nonchalance.
InureTo become jaded.
LabyrinthineTwisting and turning.
LagniappeA special kind of gift.
LagoonA small gulf or inlet.
LanguorListlessness, inactivity.
LassitudeWeariness, listlessness.
LeisureFree time.
LiltTo move musically or lively.
LissomeSlender and graceful.
LitheSlender and flexible.
LoveDeep affection.
MellifluousSweet sounding.
MoietyOne of two equal parts.
MondegreenA slip of the ear.
MurmurousMurmuring.
NemesisAn unconquerable archenemy.
OffingThe sea between the horizon and the offshore.
OnomatopoeiaA word that sounds like its meaning.
OpulentLush, luxuriant.
PalimpsestA manuscript written over earlier ones.
PanaceaA solution for all problems
PanoplyA complete set.
PasticheAn art work combining materials from various sources.
PenumbraA half-shadow.
PetrichorThe smell of earth after rain.
PlethoraA large quantity.
PropinquityAn inclination.
PyrrhicSuccessful with heavy losses.
QuintessentialMost essential.
RatatouilleA spicy French stew.
RavelTo knit or unknit.
RedolentFragrant.
RiparianBy the bank of a stream.
RippleA very small wave.
ScintillaA spark or very small thing.
SempiternalEternal.
SeraglioRich, luxurious oriental palace or harem.
SerendipityFinding something nice while looking for something else.
SummeryLight, delicate or warm and sunny.
SumptuousLush, luxurious.
SurreptitiousSecretive, sneaky.
SusquehannaA river in Pennsylvania.
SusurrousWhispering, hissing.
TalismanA good luck charm.
TintinnabulationTinkling.
UmbrellaProtection from sun or rain.
UntowardUnseemly, inappropriate.
VestigialIn trace amounts.
WaftureWaving.
WherewithalThe means.
WoebegoneSorrowful, downcast.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

LOVELY ADVICE


Health:
  1. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
  3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  4. Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
  5. Play more games.
  6. Read more books than you did in 2011.
  7. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  8. Sleep for 7 hours.
  9. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Personality:
  1. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  2. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  3. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
  4. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  5. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
  6. Dream more while you are awake.
  7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  8. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
  9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
  10. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
  11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  13. Smile and laugh more.
  14. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Society:
  1. Call your family often.
  2. Each day give something good to others.
  3. Forgive everyone for everything.
  4. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
  5. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  6. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  7. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:
  1. Do the right thing!
  2. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  3. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  4. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  5. The best is yet to come.
  6. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

10 ISLAMIC TIPS FOR A GLOWING BEAUTIFUL FACE



What gives the face its glow, is Allah's Grace. It is a purified inner-reality.
The glow is simply a reflection of our deeds, clean faith, intentions, thoughts,
motives and everything we do for the real pleasure of Allah swt.

No amount of make-up can be a substitute for it.

If you want to be beautiful spend a minute before the mirror,
then before your soul and examine your Motives,
and 15 before Allah swt, be true to yourself.

Below are some of the major factors which contribute our faces to
reflect our true beauty and maintain a glowing potential:

1. Be with Wudhu at all times.


2. Avoid all unclean (Najis) food. Eat in moderation.


3. Avoid hidden motives, thoughts, ill wishes, double morality, backbitting etc
Examine your characters.

4. Men should abstain from shaving their beards and
women should not attract looks of na-mahram men.


5. Always pray on time and never to miss fajr prayers (both winter and summer)


6. Do not bear any sort of grudges, malice or envy towards others in your heart.
Adapt forgiveness, generosity, kindness, love, gratitude and patience.


7. Get up little earlier than Namaz-e-Subh and offer 11 rak'at of Namaz-e-Shab
(Night Prayers). for that extraordinary Noor on the face.

8. Eat one pomegranate atleast once every 40 days.


8. Do not sleep at the time of sunset.


9. Avoid watching un-Islamic films and late night parties, stay ups, music etc.


10. Keep fasts on 3 days of every month other than Ramadan and keep yourself
away from all kinds of sins and bad habits.

Always be patient, grateful, in Rememberance of Allah swt - no matter trials of life
and have a smiling relaxed face.

For attractive lips
always remember to speak the truth.
Speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes,
Seek out the good in people.
Avoid seeing all that is sinful. spying etc.

For a slim figure,
Share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair,
Hijab is the best protection for your hair, split ends,

For poise,
Walk with Knowledge and Positive thoughts

So how do we know if we have succeeded?
We will automatically have a joyous, happy face shining like a bright star.
Our whole being will reflect positiv energy despite our difficulties in life.


The fruit of Silence is Prayer,
The fruit of Prayer is Faith,
The fruit of Faith is Love,
The fruit of Love is Service,
The fruit of Service is Peace.


Watch ur thoughts, they become words .,
Watch ur words, they become actions .,
Watch ur actions, they become habits .,
Watch ur habits, they become character .,
Watch ur character, It becomes ur destiny ...!!


Wishing Your Days Be Filled With
Happiness, Peace And Good Health...

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

PRESENTATION SKILLS

The Preparation
  • Know the topic -do research and find lots of facts.
  • Know the goal
  • Know the audience- children, old folks, students , corporate etc.
  • Know the place- facilities
  • Know the tools- back up
The Types
  • Informative
  • Instructional                     
  • Arousing
  • Persuasive
The Structure
  • Greetings
  • Attention getter
  • Introduction- tell them what you're going to talk about
  • Body
  • Review and Conclusion- Tell them what you've told them
  • BANG!- the impact to the audience 
  • Q&A session
The Qualities
  • 1. Voice
  • 2.Facial Expressions
  • 3.Intonation
  • 4.Eye Contact - shows your confidence level
  • 5.Body Language- at least you won't looks stiff.
  • 6.Visual Aids-Pictures, charts etc.
  • 7.Appearance -How you dress

The Sins
  • 1.Unprepared.
  • 2.Reading(biggest mistake)
  • 3.Don't make mistakes like grammar obvious by saying "OOPS!"
  • 4.Stop making excuses- telling your audience "I'm not feeling well" . Don't do that.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

From Me To You

Who am I?
Who has I become?
Do you still recognize me?
It's me, the person who I am right now


I miss you,
I want to be like you,
your politeness, 
your modesty,
your smartness,
your intellectualism,
your kindness...


I'm too far away from you,
we're two different people,
living in the same body,
but I'm taking over this body,
I am the devil to her body
I wish I could kill  me
and let you take over this body again
for how I loathe myself


you are perfect for this person,
you are what this person wants,
she doesn't like me,
she hates me, 
she wants you, she wants you back.


It hurts me, for who I am.
She's not proud of me,
She keeps telling me that she wants you back
and I can go fuck myself to die.