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O People! November 15, 2008

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‘Abdullah ibn Hakeem reported that Abu Bakr radiyallaahu `anhu delivered the following sermon:

“To proceed, I indeed advice both myself and you to fear Allah, to praise Him as he deserves to be praised, to combine hope and fear, and to unite persistency with supplication (and prayer). For indeed, Allah praised Zakariyyah and the members of his household by saying:

“Verily, they used to hasten on to do good deeds, and they used to call on Us with hope and fear, and used to humble themselves before Us.” (Qur’an 21:90)

And know, O slaves of Allah….that Allaah has taken covenants from you, and that He has purchased (from you) that which is little and fleeting for that which is plentiful and everlasting. Here among you is the Book of Allah, whose wonders never run out, and whose light never extinguishes. Believe in Allah’s speech, be sincere to His Book, and seek light from it for the Day of Darkness. Indeed, you have been created only to worship (Allah). And Allah has entrusted you to noble scribes [the blessed angels who record our deeds] who know what you do. Also know, O slaves of Allah, you come and go (on this earth) for an appointed time, and when it is that your time will come you do not know. If your are able to coincide your appointed time with a deed that you are performing for the sake of Allah, then do so. But you will not be able to do so except with Allah’s help…There are people who spent their lives for others, all the while forgetting themselves (i.e. their duties towards their Lord); I forbid you from becoming like them. So hasten, hasten (to perform good deeds), and then there will be salvation, salvation! Verily, you are being pursued from behind by that which travels with greet speed (ie, the time of your life).”



The Messenger of God May 27, 2008

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Nasheed – Rasulullah (The Messenger of God)
Munshed – Aboo Alee
Language – Arabic

Taken from http://www.nasheedlyrics.wordpress.com/

رسولله ربّانا

The Messenger of God raised us,

و بالإسلام أحيانا

And with Islam gave us life,



و علّمنا بأن نبقى

And taught us to become..



لدين الله أعوانا

..aides to the religion of God



تجمّعنا بنور هداه إخوانا وخلّانا

We became united because of the light of his guidance as brethren and like relatives



وأترعنا متى ظمئت بنا الأرواح إيمانا

And he watered our souls every time they were thirsty for faith




نهلنا منه شرعتنا

We inherited from him the laws of our lives



وأعلينا به الشّانا

and we made them high in status,



فلم نظلم ولم نغدر

so we did not oppress or do injustice or go against our pacts



ولم نستعل تغيانا

and did not become arrogant and mischievous.




رسولله أسوتنا

The messenger of God is our role model



على المنهاج وصّانا

He advised us to be on the right path,



لأجل الحق كم بذل

For the sake of Truth, how much did he sacrifice



وكم قاسى وكم عانى

..and how much did he experience hardship and suffer



وكم قد ذاق في الم من الإيذاء الوانا

..and how much did he taste in pain many types of harm.



فلم يخنع ولم يخضع

So he did not cease, and did not submit,



ولم يركع ومالانا

and did not bow, and never leant [towards their way]





رشيد الرأي ان عصفت

The enlightened in opinion



رياح الظلم طوفانا

when the winds of injustice were gusting and flooding,



حكيم حيّر الدنيا

A wise man who has bewildered the world



بسحر القول تبيانا

with magical words of clarification,



رحيم إن مضى وقضى

Merciful as he goes and judges,



وكانا العدل ميزانا

and justice was the balance.



رسولله رسولله

The Messenger of God The Messenger of God



شباب الحق فالنطلقوا

So Youth of Truth, advance..



من المحراب فرسانا

from your sanctuaries of worship like knights,



و بالإسلام فمتثلوا

And in Islam take your example;



هدى المختار عنوانا

the guidance of the chosen one,



وسيروا بشروا الدنيا

And walk and bring glad tidings to the world,



بأن الفجر قد بانا

that the dawn has become clear.


“Do not make the religion dead” April 17, 2008

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His concern for the people’s health

‘Umar was concerned about the people’s health. He would warn them against the consquences and dangers of being fat, and would advise them to lose weight, because that would give them strenth to strive and enable them to fulfill their duties. He used to say: “O people, beware of eating too much, for it makes you lazy in prayer, is bad for your body and causes sickness. Allah hates the fat man. Rather you should be moderate in your eating, for that is closer to righteousness and farther removed from extravagance, and makes one stronger to worship Allah. No person will be doomed unless he gives precedence to his desires over his religious commitment.”[1]

Ibn al-Jawzi stated that ‘Umar saw a man with a huge belly and said: “What is this?” He said, “A blessing from Allah.” He said, “Rather it is a punishment from Allah.”[2]

With regard to his concern for the good health of the citizens, he used to forbid anyone who had a stomach disease to mix with the people, so as to prevent the spread of disease. He would advise the sick to stay at home until they got better. And it is narrated that he passed by a woman who had leprosy when she was on her way to the Ka’bah. He said to her: “O Female slave of Allah, why don’t you stay in your home and not harm the people?” So she stayed at home. Later on a man passed by her and said, “The one who told you (not to go out) has died, so go out.” She said, “By Allah, I will not obey him whilst he is alive and disobey him when he is dead.”[3]

He also used to emphasize the importance of exercise, horsemanship and horseback riding. He used to say: “Teach your children swimming and archery, and train them to be proficient on horseback, and teach them some beautiful poetry.”[4]

“Do not make the religion dead”

‘Umar saw a man who looked as if he was dying because of his ascetism. He hit him with his stick and said: “Do not make our religion dead, may Allah kill you.”[5]

It was narrated from ash-Shifaa’ bint Abdullah that she saw some people who walked slowly and spoke slowly. She said: “Who are these?” They said, “Ascetics.” She said, “By Allah, when ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab spoke, he could be heard, when he walked he walked fast, when he hit he caused pain, and by Allah, he was a true ascetic.”[6]

“Stop walking like that”

A man came swinging his arms and strutting, and ‘Umar said to him: “Stop walking like that.” He said, “I cannot.” ‘Umar whipped him, then he strutted, and he whipped him again and he stopped strutting. ‘Umar said, “If i do not whip one like this then who should I whip?” The man came to him after that and said, “May Allah reward you with good; it was nothing but a Shaytan whom Allah sent away through you.”[7]

[1] Al-Khaleefah al-Farooq, by Dr.’Abdur Rahman al-’Ani

[2] Manaaqib Ameer al-Mu’mineen, p.200

[3] Al-Khaleefah al-Farooq, p.124 quoting from ar-Riyad an-Nadrah

[4] ibid p.125

[5] ibid

[6] Ash-Shaykhan min Riwayat al-Baladhuri

[7] Akhbar ‘Umar, p.175

Advice me! April 7, 2008

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And once ‘Umar once said to Al-Ahnaf bin Qais:

” Oh Ahnaf, the more one laughs , the less dignity will he possess.Whoever jokes (excessively) is a person who will be taken lightly. Whoever does something frequently will known by that thing. Whoever speaks often, errs often; the more often one errs, the less modesty he will possess; Whomever has a low level of modesty will also have a low level of piety; and when one has a low level of piety, then his heart dies.”

When advising another man, ‘Umar said “Do not speak about that which does not concern you. Know your enemy and be wary of your friend, except for the trustworthy one. And no one is trustworthy, except for the person who fears Allah. Do not walk with the evildoer, lest he teaches you some of his evil; and do not reveal your secrets to him. And when you consult others in your affairs, consult only those who fear Allah ‘Azza wa jall”

(Sifatus-Safwah 1/149)

The Achilles of this Ummah! April 6, 2008

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    Abdullah ibn Zubayr, the Grandson of Abu Bakr, nephew of Aisha, son of Zubayr ibn Al-Awwam, one of the ten guaranteed Jannah and Asma (known as the one with the two waist belts). Sahaaba (may Allah be pleased with them) would say three things; no one disputed regarding Abdullah ibn Zubayr “His bravery, eloquence and worship”. He was the first child to be born in Medina; upon nobody’s birth were the Sahaaba as happy as upon the birth of Abdullah ibn Zubayr. The Seventh Caliph, his final discussion with his mother is one of the most touching that history has ever captured. It exemplifies the bravery of mother and child.

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