Kareema and the Corona

Ask our children:

  1. Where do sicknesses come from?
  2. Who cures us when we are sick?
  3. What should we do when we are sick?

Now tell them the story:

One day, Kareema was sitting in class when her teacher called out, “Listen up everyone! I have an announcement to make!” The entire class became quiet and all the girls listened very carefully to what the teacher was going to say.

The teacher said, “As many of you may have heard, there is a new sickness named the ‘Coronavirus’. This sickness is spreading through the whole world and thousands of people are becoming sick. We don’t want all of you falling ill, so school will be closed from tomorrow.”

That afternoon, when Kareema went to madrasah, everyone was only talking about the Coronavirus. Even little Suhail, who was just five years old, had something to say, “I’m not gonna go near any Toyotas!” Moulana heard this and asked him, “Why not?” Suhail thought for a moment and then replied, “I think people get the virus from Toyota cars – that’s why it’s called the ‘Corolla virus’.” The rest of the class had a good laugh.

After explaining to the class that they should not be laughing at a serious issue such as this, Moulana turned to Suhail and said, “No Suhail! It’s not a Corolla virus, it’s a Coronavirus! It has nothing to do with cars!” Just then, Faatimah raised her hand and asked, “Moulana! I’m scared of this sickness! I don’t want to die! What can I do? I don’t want anyone to sneeze near me and make me sick!”

When Moulana heard this, he called the children around his desk and said, “Ok! Let me explain to you about sicknesses.”

Moulana then explained: “Allah Ta‘ala is the Creator of everything. Just as Allah Ta‘ala created all the animals and plants, He also created sickness and good health. Since Allah Ta‘ala is in control of everything, nothing in the world can happen without the permission of Allah Ta‘ala. Let me give you an example. Fire is very, very hot. If you put anything into fire, it will get burnt.”

Hearing this, Kareema remarked, “That’s why we never have braais at my house – because my father is always burning the meat!”

Moulana laughed and then continued: “But, when Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) was thrown into the fire, it did not burn him – because Allah Ta‘ala did not allow it to burn him. So, in the same way, there are many germs and viruses that are so small that you cannot even see them. These germs and viruses often make people sick. BUT – they can only make you sick if Allah Ta‘ala allows it.”

Nabeel asked, “Moulana, what should we do? Some people say that we should eat onions everyday!” Moulana answered, “You can do that if you want, but there is something much more important that we need to do. You see, when sicknesses spread, like the Coronavirus, it is often the punishment of Allah Ta‘ala. When the Muslims sin too much and make Allah Ta‘ala angry, then Allah Ta‘ala sometimes sends punishments to make them become good, pious people again. That is why we must make du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala to save us from all sicknesses, beg Him to forgive us for our sins and promise him that we will be good people.”

Kareema asked again, “Moulana, is it true that if we take all the precautions, we won’t get sick?” Moulana said, “Kareema! It is important to take precautions, but we must never forget that Allah Ta‘ala has already decided what will happen to every person. This is what we call ‘taqdeer’. Nobody can escape or run away from taqdeer. If Allah Ta‘ala has decided that you will get the Coronavirus, then even if you hide on the moon, you will still get sick! This is because Allah Ta‘ala is in control of everything.”

Finally, Moulana said, “Everyday, I want you to sit with your family at home. Read Surah Yaaseen together and recite the following:

100 x Durood

100 x “Nastaghfirullah”

100 x “Subhaanallah”

100 x “Hasbunallahu wa ni’mal Wakeel”

After reading this, make du‘aa together, and ask Allah Ta‘ala to keep you safe. This is the most important thing to do at this time.”

When Kareema left madrasah that day, she understood that everything is in the control of Allah Ta‘ala. She and her family needed to turn to Him in du‘aa and istighfaar. That is the main solution to the Coronavirus.

Lessons:

  1. Allah Ta‘ala is the Creator of everything. Only He can save us from sickness.
  2. If we make Allah Ta‘ala happy, He will not punish us.

A MESSAGE FROM TANZANIA

A MESSAGE FROM TANZANIA DEBUNKING THE COVID SHAITAANIYAT

A Brother living in Kenya sent the following message:

“Since the outbreak of the virus in March, we started reciting Dua-e-Qunoot in each and every Namaaz. Over here in Tanzania in East Africa, the only thing which helped us was Dua.

That is the only thing that helped us in Tanzania, a land of 70 million. No doctors and no medicine helped us. Only Dua – that’s all that helped.

We never closed the doors of the Mosques. Please Convey this message to all.”

(End of message)

COMMENT

Tanzani has been blessed with an intelligent President who has the welfare of the people at heart. He is not a bootlicker like the glut of munaafiq molvis and sheikhs who have lapped up every filth and vomit effluvium discharged by the atheists.

He expelled the rogues and frauds of the United Nations who are prime role players in the pandemic conspiracy.

The Tanzanian President defied the pandemic doomsday call and prediction of the agents of Bill Gates. He kept the country open and did not buckle under the pressure of the world’s conspirators. Whilst all the Musaajid in Tanzania operated normally under the decree of the non-Muslim President, all the Musaajid in every Muslim country were closed down by Munaafiq and kuffaar governments and Munaafiq molvis and sheikhs. All of them were following the conspirators of the west like monkeys. May Allah Ta’ala bestow the treasure of Imaan to the President.

Today western scientists concede the “LACK OF CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS IN AFRICA”, and it has these scientists puzzled. Only those scientists who are unaware of the massive satanic plot underlying the bogus pandemic are puzzled. Nevertheless, the acceptance of the factual reality of the lack of coronavirus in Africa speaks volumes for the massive fraud that this pandemic is.

21 Muharram 1442 – 10 September 2020

Turning to Allah Ta‘ala at All Times

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following:

If a beggar comes to one’s door, begging with humility and helplessness, then one will give him something and will not let him go hungry. In fact, even if one finds a hungry dog at his door, then he will give it something or the other to eat. Hence, if a person presents himself at the door of Allah Ta‘ala (through turning to Allah Ta‘ala and sincerely begging Him for his needs), will Allah Ta‘ala let him go hungry and not fulfil his need?

It is reported in a Hadith-e-Qudsi that Allah Ta‘ala says, “O son of Nabi Aadam (‘alaihis salaam)! Free yourself for My worship, and I will fill your heart with contentment and will bring an end to your poverty. However, if you do not do so, then I will fill your hands with occupations and I will not bring an end to your poverty.” (Sunan Tirmizi # 2466)

4 things to do on the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

Dhul Hijjah is the sacred month of Hajj. So blessed are the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah that according to a large group of commentators of the Qur’an, Allah swears by these 10 days in Surah Fajr:
Allah the Most High & Exalted says: By the Dawn; By the ten Nights; (89:1-2)

This oath substantiates the greatness and sacredness of these ten nights in the eyes of Allah. This is an extra ordinary oath; it is very reliable and significant and the wise men can understand that by this oath, Allah too attaches great importance and value to the ten nights of Dhul Hijjah.

The Prophet (Sallahu Alaihi Wassalam) has said regarding these Blessed days:

“There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” The people asked , “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah?” He said, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah, except in the case of a man who went out, giving himself and his wealth up for the cause (of Allah), and came back with nothing.” (Reported by Al-Bukhari)

It is clear then that these 10 days possess tremendous blessings and excellence. Therefore we should spend these 10 blessed days & nights in intensive worship & virtuous acts. Therefore we cannot possibly afford to miss out on such immense rewards otherwise we will definitely be in utter regret in the Hereafter!
The following are recommended acts to do during the blessed 10 days and Nights of Dhul Hijjah:
1. Fasting the 9 days of Dhul Hijjah:
It is recommended to fast on the first nine days of Dhu’l Hijjah, especially the 9th which is the blessed day of Arafah. Allah’s Messenger (Salallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) encouraged us to do righteous deeds in the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah; and indeed fasting is one of the best of deeds. Almighty Allah says, “All the deeds of the son of Adam are for him, except fasting, which is for Me and I shall reward for it.”’ (Al-Bukhari)

Note: The 10th of Dhul Hijjah is the Day of Eid ul Adha and is prohibitively disliked and sinful to fast on this day.

Forgiveness for 2 years of sins (Minor sins) for fasting on the day of Arafah:

Abu Qatada (Ra) related that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Fasting the Day of `Arafah (f: 9th of Dhu’l Hijjah) expiates for two years, one prior and one forthcoming. And fasting the Day of `Ashura (f: 10th of Muharram) expiates for the past year.” [Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasa’i, and Ibn Majah]

Therefore we should try our utmost to fast all the blessed 9 days of Dhul Hijjah particularly the 9th oh Dhul Hijjah which is the day of Arafah. If not then we should at least fast as many as we can possibly can as we may not get this opportunity again next year as life is uncertain and we should never procrastinate on doing good actions.

Tip 1: Eat light & hydrate well: If you will be staying up until Fajr, then the more you eat, the harder it will be for you to stay up and the less productive you will be! Keep some water with you at all times. This will help you stay up, feel energised and refreshed and have a clearer mind.
2. Reciting Tasbeeh, Tahmeed, Tahleel & Takbeer abundantly:
It is Sunnah to recite takbeer (Allahu-akbar), tahmeed (Alhamdulillah), tahleel (Laa ilaaha ill-Allah), and tasbeeh (SubhanAllah) during the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. These words should be recited abundantly in the masjids, homes, streets and in every place where it is permissible to remember & glorify Allah.

‘That they may witness things that are of benefit to them (reward of Hajj in the Hereafter and also some worldly gain from trade), and mention the Name of Allah on appointed days, over the beast of cattle that He has provided for them (for sacrifice). (22:28)

Reciting the Takbeeraat-e-Tashreeq from the 9th to the 13th of Dhul Hijjah:

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa lillahil Hamd.

Translation: “Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. There is no deity besides Allah and Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest and all praises are for Allah only.”

It is Waajib (compulsory) for men to recite the above after every Fardh Salaat from Fajr of the 9th of Dhul Hijjah until Asr of the 13th of Dhul Hijjah audibly. Women should recite it silently.

Tip 2: Remember & Glorify Allah no matter what you are doing: This is particularly easy as one can remember Allah anywhere and at anytime whether it is during work or any daily activity.
3. Doing the Qurbani (Sacred sacrifice of a livestock Animal):
The Qurbani is the sacrifice of a livestock animal during Eid ul-Adha. It is the Sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim (As). It is a means of getting closer to Allah. It is obligatory upon every sane adult who is not a traveller and can afford it (Wealth equal to or more than nisab). It is performed on the days of sacrifice which is the 10th, 11th or 12th of Dhul Hijjah. One may sacrifice a thousand animals on days other than these, but it will never be regarded or considered a Qurbani. Therefore the Qurbani is a sacred act which can only be done during the 3 days of Dhul Hijjah as specified. Regarding the Qurbani, Allah says in the Qur’an:

“It is not their meat, nor their blood, that reaches Allah, It is their piety that reaches Allah” (22:37)

The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) says regarding the Qurbani:

“There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbaani than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Judgement with its horn, hair, and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart.” (Tirmidhi V1 pp275, Ibne Maajah V1 pp226)
Tip 3: Doing Qurbani is very easy nowadays: Doing Qurbani during the days of sacrifice is a means of getting closer to Allah and gaining immense rewards. Nowadays it is much easier for us to fulfil this sacred act by the mere click of a button over the internet where we can buy an animal to be sacrificed on the various established Muslim charity websites.
4. Doing more good deeds than usual:
The Prophet (Sallahu Alaihi Wassalam) said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days (Dhul Hijjah).” (Bukhari)
Therefore we should increase the amount of good deeds we do in order to take advantage of this blessed time where good deeds are increased significantly.
Tip 4: Complete all tasks beforehand & do not waste this precious time: Make arrangements to clear as many of your pending tasks as possible or make a plan for tackling them later. This way, one is free to worship during the 10 days and nights without being distracted by worldly tasks. We must make a firm intention that during these blessed 10 days, we will not take part in idle talk, watch TV, play computer games or spend time on the social media. There are 355 days in the year for all that – if you really cannot resist. This is just 10 days! There will be indeed an utter loss and regret for those of us who waste these blessed 10 days.
The following 7 deeds are amongst the best actions we can do during these blessed 10 days:
1. Reciting the Qur’an abundantly:
Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.” So increase your recitation of the Qur’an to gain these merits, and to gain the following merit as well. (At-Tirmidhi)

So if one letter of the Qur’an is equivalent to ten good deeds then imagine how much reward there is for reading each letter during these blessed 10 days which are said to be the best days of the year! Subhanallah!

Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas & Anas Ibn Malik (RA) reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, ‘Whoever recited Surah Zilzilah (99) would get the reward of reciting half the Qur’an. Whoever recited Surah al Kaafirun (109) would get a reward as if reading a quarter of the Qur’an. Whoever recited Surah al Ikhlas (112) would get a reward as if reading one third of the Qur’an’. (At-Tirmidhi 2818/A)

Therefore let us recite as much of the Qur’an as we can during these 10 days and nights and aim to finish at least one Qur’an if we can. After that we should continue reciting the Qur’an throughout the rest of the year, for there is no better worship of Allah than to recite the Qur’an!

Note: It is also very relevant to read the story of Ibrahim (As) which will give one a deeper understanding of the rituals of Hajj & the Qurbani.
2. Showing exemplary character:

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Nothing will be heavier on the Day of Resurrection in the Scale of the believer than good manners. Allah hates one who utters foul or coarse language.” [At- Tirmidhi].

So we must aim to be the best in character during these blessed days and nights and continue to do so for the rest of the year. We must not argue, swear, backbite, slander or gossip.
3. Giving much to charity:

As the rewards of doing good deeds during these days are increased significantly then we should also give as much as we can in charity.

Allah promised forgiveness of our sins if we give in charity and give to the poor and needy. He honoured our charity and described it as a “ beautiful loan to Allah “ to emphasise that we are doing something good that He loves, and that He himself will pay our loan back to us doubled:

“If ye loan to Allah a beautiful loan, He will double it to your (credit), and He will grant you Forgiveness: for Allah is Most Ready to appreciate (service), Most Forbearing.” At-Taghabun 64:17
4. Respecting & honouring our parents:
Islam teaches us that of the most beloved deeds to Allah, having respect for one’s parents is second only to that of prayer and is greater than that of fighting in His cause.

It is narrated on the authority of Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Ra), who observed: “I asked Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) which deed was the best.” He (the Holy Prophet) replied: ‘The Prayer at its appointed hour.’ I (again) asked: “Then what?” He (the Holy Prophet) replied: ‘Kindness to the parents.’ I (again) asked: “Then what?” He replied: ‘Earnest struggle (Jihad) in the cause of Allah.’ I refrained from asking any more questions for fear of annoying him. (Sahih Muslim: 120)
5. Doing many Nawafil (Superogatory) Prayers:
Rabi’ah ibn Malik al-Aslami reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu alehi wasallam) said:”Ask (anything).” Rabi’ah said: “I ask of you to be your companion in paradise.” The Prophet said: “Or anything else?” Rabi’ah said: “That is it.” The Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said to him: “Then help me by making many prostrations (i.e., supererogatory prayers).” (Muslim)
The following are Sunnah & Nawafil prayers to pray during the 10 days of Dhul Hijjah:
– Pray 12 Raka’ahs of Sunnah daily: – 2 Sunnah of Fajr, 4 Sunnah & 2 Sunnah of Dhuhr & 2 Sunnah of Maghrib

Umm Habibah Ramilah bint Abu Sufyan (RA) narrated she heard the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying: “A house will be built in Paradise for every Muslim who offers twelve units of Prayers other than the obligatory ones in day & night, to seek pleasure of Allah.” (Muslim)
– Salaatul Duhaa: – (Can be prayed from 20 minutes after sunrise up until 20 minutes before Dhuhr begins)

So we should remain seated after Fajr prayer & recite the Qur’an or do Dhikr up until 20 minutes after Sunrise & pray Salaatul Duhaa. If not then we can pray it anytime before midday.

‘Salat al-Dhuhaa consists of 2 – 12 Rakaats & it is preferable to perform 8 Rakaats.’ (Raddul Mukhtaar vol.1 pg.505)

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said: Whoever prayed twelve rakaats (before midday), then Allah will, as a reward, prepare a palace of gold for him in Paradise. (Mishkat, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah)

– 4 Sunnah, 2 Sunnah & 2 Nawafil of Dhuhr:

Umm Habibah (RA) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever sticks to the habit of offering four rak`ahs before Noon Prayer & four rak`ahs after it, Allah will shield him against the Hell-Fire.” (Abu Dawud & At-Tirmidhi)

– 4 Raka’ahs Sunnah of Asr:

The Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi wa sallam) said:”May Allaah have Mercy on the one who offers four (Raka’ahs) before ‘Asr prayer.”(Abu Dawud)

– Two Raka’ahs Sunnah after entering Masjid:

Abu Qatadah (RA) narrated the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) as saying: “If any one of you enters a mosque, he should pray two rak`ahs before sitting.” (Al-Bukhari & Muslim)

– Tahiyyatul Wudu: – 2 Raka’ahs Sunnah after doing Wudu (Ablution)

Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying to Bilal (RA): “Tell me about the best of your deeds (i.e. one which you deem the most rewarding) since your embracing Islam because I heard your footsteps in front of me in Paradise.” Bilal (RA) replied: “I do not consider any act of mine more rewarding than that whenever I make ablution at any time of night or day, I perform Prayer for as much as was destined for me to do.” (Al-Bukhari & Muslim)”
– Tahajjud prayer: (The Night Vigil prayer) – Can be prayed straight after Isha up until the break of Dawn
Imam Abu Sa’id al-Khadimi said, “There is scholarly consensus (ijma`) that among the best of virtuous acts is the night vigil prayer.” [al-Bariqa al-Mahmudiyya Sharh al-Tariqa al-Muhammadiyya]

The Most virtuous Nawafil (Voluntary) prayer is the Tahajjud prayer as it enables one to get closer to Allah (glorified and exalted be He). It can be prayed after Isha’ until just before Fajr begins. The best recitation of the Qur’an is done during Tahajjud prayer. You should recite as much of the Qur’an as you have memorised. In the long prostrations, beg Allah (glorified and exalted be He) for forgiveness and mercy and surely He will never turn away his slaves who beg of him during this prayer.

Note: During the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah we should aim to pray Tahajjud every night. If not then we should pray it in as many nights as we possibly can. When fasting during the first 9 days of Dhul Hijjah one should awaken a little earlier for Suhur, make Wudu & pray between 2-12 Raka’ahs of Tahajjud. The last third portion of the night is the most blessed part of the night in which Dua’s are more readily accepted during this time. So by praying Tahajjud it gives us the best opportunity to get closer to Allah & to make sincere Dua, repenting for our sins past & present & to beg, cry & ask of Allah for whatever we want.
6. Increase in glorification & remembrance of Allah:

As his creations we should all remember & glorify our creator as much as we possibly can, but even more so during these blessed days:
The following are some easy and very beneficial Dhikr and glorification we can do throughout these Blessed Days and Nights:
– Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa lillahil Hamd

– Subhanallah

– Alhamdulillah

– Allahu Akbar

– Laa ilaha ilallah

– LA HAWLA WA LA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAH

– Asthaghfirullah

– SUB-HAN’ALLAH HIL AZEEM WA BI-HAM’DIHI,

– Subhāna-llāhi, wa-l-hamdu li-llāhi, wa lā ilāha illā-llāhu, wa-llāhu akbar. Wa lā hawla wa lā quwwata illā bi-llāhi-l-aliyyi-l-azīm

– Lā ilāha illā-llāhu waḥdahu lā sharīka lahu lahu-l-mulku wa lahu-l-ḥamdu yuhyi wa yumītu wa huwa ḥayyu-llā yamūtu abadan abada, ḏū-l-jalāli wa-l-ikrām, biyadihi-l-khayr, wa huwa alā kulli Shay-in qadīr

Or the shortened version:

– Laa ilaaha illal-laahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shay-in qadeer

One can also recite the durood that one recites towards the end of one’s Salaah or the shortest durood: Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallim
7. Making much Dua:
Almighty Allah says in the Qur’an:

“When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me.” [2:186]

The place of duaa is so high to Allah, that the Prophet(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallim) had said: “Nothing is more honourable to Allah the Most High than du`a.” [Sahih al-Jami` no.5268].
Almighty Allah also said: “The most excellent worship is Du’a.” [Sahih Al-Jami` no. 1133]
We should busy ourselves in Dua during these 10 blessed days and nights particularly on the night and day of Arafat which is the 9th of Dhul Hijjah. Duas are also readily accepted during fasting, especially just before Suhur ends and just before breaking the fast.
Tip 5. Making life changes: We should make the necessary changes to improve ourselves as Muslims and what better time to make such changes than during these blessed 10 days where we can change our lives forever. We must internalise these changes and make a firm commitment to Allah (glorified and exalted be He), and maybe that he will wipe off our sins until we become newborn babies, In sha Allah.
Finally:
Therefore let us make the best of these blessed days and make the necessary changes so that we may live a life devoted to Allah. We should aim to rectify our condition and live for the Hereafter rather than living for this world which can end at any second for any one of us. Allah tells us In the Qur’an to enter fully into our deen (Way of life) and not partly:

O believers enter into Islam completely and do not follow the footsteps of Shaitan, surely he is your clear-cut enemy…. (Surah Al-Baqara, Ayah 208-210)

So then will we not make Islam a FULL part of our lives? This is our best opportunity and if we don’t grab it now and death comes to us then surely we will regret it for ETERNITY! Surely there is no logic in putting all of our efforts into a short, temporary life which can end at any second and neglect that which will last forever. Knowing this then why do we put everything into this life and neglect the Hereafter? Time is passing us by and we are blinded by the deception of this life. Time is not on our side. This life is very short indeed. It is like a quick passing phase. It is a short stopover in our journey to the eternal Afterlife.

This short life is our only one opportunity to build our Hereafter. In the Hereafter we will want to be taken back to this life in order to live it again so that we can worship Allah. But we will not be able to. So let us prepare for the Hereafter and our inevitable death before preperations are made for our funerals.
May Allah enable us to make the best of these blessed days and Nights and make it a means of our success in this world and the Next. Ameen

REMEDY FOR FEAR

A QUR’AANIC ADVICE AND REMEDY FOR FEAR

[-The remedy below is an extract from a portion of a Bayaan given by a Buzrug just after his release from his unjust imprisonment-]

Allah Ta’ala says that everything comes from Allah Ta’ala. Good or bad, no one can do anything to you. But, it is necessary to embed this in our hearts. Otherwise in a given situation, your mind won’t think about this, much fear will be there.

One small prescription Allah Ta’ala gives us in the Qur’aan for gaining this attitude. Firstly you have to gain Taqwa, if there’s no Taqwa then the beliefs become menial. We all believe that we are going to die, we believe in Qiyaamat, we believe in our Maut also but  these beliefs(of ours) are very remote. A man is 60 and 70 years of age. His one leg is in the Qabr but he is still displeasing Allah Ta’ala. He knows anytime his Maut will come but he still thinks that he’s going to live long and that Maut is still very far, because he lacks Taqwa. As long as Taqwa is not inculcated, the Aqaaid or the beliefs won’t become an attribute, it won’t become a Haal, a state, an emotional state. We must try to make Taqwa an emotional state in our heart. One small prescription Allah Ta’ala gives u s in the Qur’aan Shareef….

 

“Oh, people of Imaan have Taqwa (fear Allah Ta’ala)”

 

Then Allah Ta’ala after that He gives a way. A simple way of how to gain Taqwa.

 

Allah Ta’ala says, “and speak a righteous statement”.

 

Your talk must be correct. What you speak must be Sahih it must be a good statement. Whatever you speak there must be Haqq in it. When you speak you must not be motivated by malice or by vengeance or by  any evil nafsaani motive. Speak what is right. Then what will happen? Allah Ta’ala says, you do this in order to adopt Taqwa. And for that Taqwa, this is the prescription, that you take control of the tongue. Control your tongue and speak what is right. Don’t speak when you are in the state of anger because then you are going to speak what is wrong. You will always speak what your Nafs tells you. Control your tongue. And then, when you will control your tongue then what does Allah Ta’ala say,

 

Then Allah Ta’ala says, then He will rectify for you, He will reform your other A’maal.

 

Now here Allah Ta’ala does not give you a promise that you won’t do wrong, that all your A’maal will be 100%, No. That will defeat the purpose of life on earth. Allah Ta’ala is not making us into robots like the Malaa’ikah, No. But what will happen?, Allah Ta’ala will keep us on track, on the whole you will be on the right track. And when you do something wrong, immediately the realisation will dawn into you, you will make Rujoo and you will make Taubah and you will come back again on track.

 

He will reform and rectify your A’maal

 

And then the sin that you commit along the line, we will forgive those sins. So we have to inculcate Taqwa. And we have to follow the Shariah, and i’tibaa e Sunnah. We have to follow the Sunnah of Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) then this Taqwa will come into your heart. And then when Taqwa is in the heart then Allah Ta’ala’s remembrance will always be there. The Yaqeen will become stronger. So when you come into any such situation or fearful situation then Insha-Allah even if there is a natural fear also, your  intelligence wont panic. Your intelligence will function correctly….

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As-Salamu ‘Alaikum

Hadith from Sahih Bukhariy:

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ ـ رضى الله عنها ـ زَوْجِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَتْ سَأَلْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم عَنِ الطَّاعُونِ، فَأَخْبَرَنِي ‏ “‏ أَنَّهُ عَذَابٌ يَبْعَثُهُ اللَّهُ عَلَى مَنْ يَشَاءُ، وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ جَعَلَهُ رَحْمَةً لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ، لَيْسَ مِنْ أَحَدٍ يَقَعُ الطَّاعُونُ فَيَمْكُثُ فِي بَلَدِهِ صَابِرًا مُحْتَسِبًا، يَعْلَمُ أَنَّهُ لاَ يُصِيبُهُ إِلاَّ مَا كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَهُ، إِلاَّ كَانَ لَهُ مِثْلُ أَجْرِ شَهِيدٍ ‏”‏‏

صحيح البخاري

Translation of meaning: It is narrated on the authority of the Wife of The Prophet ﷺ [the mother of the believers] ‘Aaishah, she said: “I asked RasulAllah ﷺ about the plague, and he [ﷺ] informed me that it was a punishment sent by Allah on whom He Willed*; and Allah has made it a Mercy for Muslims; there’s no one [Muslim] in a country afflicted by the plague staying patient and steadfast therein, knowing that nothing shall afflict him except for that which Allah has Willed in his fate, except that he shall obtain the reward equivalent of a martyr.” [Sahiih Al-Bukhariy]

*- Other ahadiith state that it was a punishment sent to people from the Children of Israel.

As we stand on the dawn of Ramadzan 1441 H, let us pray to Allah by the dua of our Master Nuuh ‘ala nabiyyina wa ‘alaihis salam, for the forgiveness of our sins, and that the transgressors do not increase except in suffering, as taught in the Quran:

رَّبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِمَن دَخَلَ بَيْتِيَ مُؤْمِنًا وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَلَا تَزِدِ الظَّالِمِينَ إِلَّا تَبَارًا

Translation of meaning: My Lord! Forgive me, and my [Muslim][1] parents, and whoever entered my house as a Believer [i.e., Muslim], and the Believing [i.e., Muslim] men and women, and do not increase the transgressors [i.e., kafirs][2] except in destruction. [Holy Quran 71:28]

[1] – Praying for forgiveness of nonMuslims [kafirs] is forbidden and constitutes apostasy, even if they are parents, as it is explicitly forbidden in Quran and Sunnah. The parents of our Master Nuuh, ‘alaihis salam, were Muslims, as is well known from multiple tafasiir and ahadiith.

[2] – The allusion of the word ‘transgressors’ (zdhaalimeen) is to the disbelievers, i.e., kafirs. (Tafsiir An-Nasafiy, and many others)

Wa bi(A)Llah-it-tawfiiq.