Thursday, 20 March 2014

Pointless Talk, Rest in Akhirah, Quran During Adhaan, Invention of Camera, Learn Short Surah and Duah of Affirming Trust in Allah



TheFinalMessage|THE FRIDAY NOTE

Weekly Hadith – Pointless Talk;
Allah Most High has said:
“Successful are the believers, who are humble in their prayers, and who turn away from pointless talk”
[Surah Mu’minun, 1-3]

and:
“Those who do not bear witness to what is false, but when they pass by pointless talk, pass by with dignity”
[Surah Furqan, 72]

and:
“When they hear pointless talk, they turn away from it”
[Surah al-Qasas, 55]

Ali (radiAllahu anhu) related that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu`alayhi wasallam) said,
"It is part of a man's sound practice of Islam that he leave alone that which is of no concern to him."
[At-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah]

Pointless talk" [laghw] is speech which is futile and irrelevant, and bears no relation to any true purpose. It brings no benefit to the one who utters it, and may well bring him misfortune instead. Many of us know that we indulge in laghw, consciously or unconsciously. However, as is stipulated clearly in the above Aayah’s and Hadith, it is better for us to stay away from it.
May Allah (Subhana wa ta’ala) protect us from it.


Pearls of Wisdom – Rest In Akhirah; 
“Rest is only in the Hereafter. Man will rest in the Hereafter according to how much effort he expends in the dunya.”
[Khalid bin Al-Waleed (radiAllahu anhu)]


Weekly Q&A;
If the Adhaan is called while one is reading the Qur’an, should one continue to recite, or otherwise should he stop and reply to the Adhaan?

Praise be to Allaah. 
In the Name of Allah, the most Merciful and Compassionate,

If a person is reading Qur’aan and the muezzin gives the call to prayer, it is better for him to stop reading and focus on following the muezzin, in obedience to the general meaning of the words of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him):
“When you hear the muezzin, say what he says”
[narrated by Muslim, 384]; and delaying it will mean you miss the right time for doing it, which is the time of the adhaan.

Imam al-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

When he hears the muezzin, he should stop reading and follow the muezzin, repeating the words of the adhaan and iqaamah, then go back to his reading. This is what is agreed upon by our companions.
[End quote from al-Tibyaan fi Adaab Hamlat al-Qur’aan, 126]

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy on him) was asked: If the muezzin gives the call to prayer whilst a person is reading Qur’aan, is it better for him to repeat after him and say what he says, or should he focus on reading Qur’aan on the grounds that it is better and one should give precedence to that which is better?

He replied: The Sunnah, if one is reading Qur’aan and hears the adhaan, is to respond to the muezzin, following the teaching of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him):
“When you hear the muezzin, say what he says, then send blessings upon me, for whoever sends blessings upon me, Allaah will send blessings upon him tenfold. Then ask Allaah to grant me al-waseelah, for it is a station in Paradise which only one of the slaves of Allaah will attain, and I hope that I will be the one. Whoever asks for al-waseelah for me, intercession will be permissible for him.”
[Narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh from the hadeeth of ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas (may Allah be pleased with him)]

In al-Saheehayn it is narrated from the hadeeth of Abu Sa‘eed al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said:
“When you hear the muezzin, say what he says.”
[In Saheeh al-Bukhaari] it is narrated from Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said:
Whoever says when he hears the call to prayer, ‘Allaahummah Rabba haadhihi’l-da’wat il-taammah wa’l-salaat il-qaa’imah, aati Muhammadan al-waseelata wa’l-fadeelah, wab’athhu maqaaman mahmoodan alladhi wa’adtahu (O Allaah, Lord of this perfect Call and the Prayer to be offered, grant Muhammad the privilege and also the eminence, and resurrect him to the praised position that You have promised), will be granted my intercession on the Day of Resurrection.”
[al-Bayhaqi] added with a hasan isnaad: “innaka la tukhlif al-mi‘aad (Verily You never break Your promise).”
And because answering the muezzin is a Sunnah which will be missed out if he carries on reading, whereas he will not miss out on reading because the times when he can read are plentiful. May Allah help and guide us all.
[End quote from Majmoo‘ Fataawa Ibn Baaz, 10/358]

And it may be the case that what is less virtuous may become more virtuous in certain cases. For example, reading Qur’aan is one of the best kinds of dhikr and the Qur’aan is the best of dhikr.
If a man is reading Qur’aan and hears the muezzin gave the call to prayer, is it better for him to carry on reading or to answer the muezzin? In this case we say: it is best to answer the muezzin, even though Qur’aan is better than dhikr. Dhikr at the appropriate time is better than reading Qur’aan, because reading Qur’aan is not connected to a specific time; whenever you want to you can read it, but responding to the muezzin is connected to hearing the adhaan.
[End quote from Liqaa’aat al-Baab al-Maftooh]

And Allaah (SWT) knows best.


Did You Know?
....that ibn Al-Haitham built the first pin-hole camera in the 10th century. The word camera is derived from the Arabic word 'qamara', which means 'a dark room'...


Weekly Suggested Good Deed – Learn A Short Surah
Our Beloved Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam said, " Recite (memorise) the Qur'an, for it comes and intercedes for its companion (the one who memorizes it)"
[Muslim]

There are many short Surah's in the Qur'an, which include, Al-Asr (Chapter 103), Al-Quraish (Chapter 106), Al-Kawther (Chapter 108), and Surah Al-Ikhlas (112) amongst others, mainly from the 30th Juz (supaara/section). If we do not not know any of these from memory,then we should try and learn at least one of them to add to what we know of the Qur'an by heart. Despite being up to only 3 aayahs long, all of these have many great virtues and insha'Allah will intercede for us in our time of need.


Dua of the Week;
Dua of Affirmation of our Trust and Belief in Allah ('Azza wa jal):

Transliteration: ”Rabbana ‘aalayka tawakkalna wailayka anabna wailayka almaseer”
[Refer to Surah Mumtahina, Ayah 4 for Arabic text]

Translation: "Our Lord! In You (Alone) we put our trust, and to You (Alone) we turn in repentance, and to You (Alone) is (our) final return”
[Surah Mumtahina, Ayah 4]



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The 99 Most Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah the Almighty



Al-Asma-ul-Husna – The 99 Most Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah the Almighty;

When seeing the name of this article a lot of us may feel we have apps for this but how many of us with the help of these apps still know all the beautiful names of our Creator, our Rabb?
It is not a light matter that we do not know the name of The One who created us.
All the Qur’aan recitation, the Salah, the Dhikr and the obedience that we do is very good and may Allah accept it but how close can we claim to be to our Rabb if we don’t even know all of His beautiful names?


He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
[Surat Al-Hashr 59:24]

And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them
[Surat Al-A’raf 7:180]

Allah – there is no deity except Him. To Him belong the best names.
[Surat Taha 20:8]

Narrated Abu Huraira: Prophet Muhammad SAW said, “Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.”
[Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 50 Hadith 894]

Abu Huraira reported Prophet Muhammad SAW as saying: Verily, there are ninety-nine names for Allah, i.e. hundred excepting one. He who enumerates them would get into Paradise. And Hammam has made this addition on the authority of Abu Huraira who reported it from Prophet Muhammad SAW that he said: “He is Odd (one) and loves odd number.”
[Sahih Muslim – Book 35 Hadith 6476]

It is not possible to perfectly translate the names and attributes of Allah from their original Arabic into English. However, here are some fairly close definitions.


هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لا إلَهَ إلَّا هُوَ
He is Allah, there is none worthy of worship except for Him


Name
Transliteration
Meaning
Explanation
1
الرَّحْمَنُ
Ar-Rahmaan
The Beneficent
He who wills goodness and mercy for all His creatures
2
الرَّحِيمُ
Ar-Raheem
The Merciful
He who acts with extreme kindness
3
الْمَلِكُ
Al-Malik
The Eternal Lord
The Sovereign Lord, The One with the complete Dominion, the One Whose Dominion is clear from imperfection
4
الْقُدُّوسُ
Al-Quddus
The Most Sacred
The One who is pure from any imperfection and clear from children and adversaries
5
السَّلاَمُ
As-Salam
The Embodiment of Peace
The One who is free from every imperfection.
6
الْمُؤْمِنُ
Al-Mu’min
The Infuser of Faith
The One who witnessed for Himself that no one is God but Him. And He witnessed for His believers that they are truthful in their belief that no one is God but Him
7
الْمُهَيْمِنُ
Al-Muhaymin
The Preserver of Safety
The One who witnesses the saying and deeds of His creatures
8
الْعَزِيزُ
Al-Aziz
The Mighty One
The Strong, The Defeater who is not defeated
9
الْجَبَّارُ
Al-Jabbar
The Omnipotent One
The One that nothing happens in His Dominion except that which He willed
10
الْمُتَكَبِّرُ
Al-Mutakabbir
The Dominant One
The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures and from resembling them.
11
الْخَالِقُ
Al-Khaaliq
The Creator
The One who brings everything from non-existence to existence
12
الْبَارِئُ
Al-Baari
The Evolver
The Maker, The Creator who has the Power to turn the entities.
13
الْمُصَوِّرُ
Al-Musawwir
The Flawless Shaper
The One who forms His creatures in different pictures.
14
الْغَفَّارُ
Al-Ghaffaar
The Great Forgiver
The Forgiver, The One who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again.
15
الْقَهَّارُ
Al-Qahhaar
The All-Prevailing One
The Dominant, The One who has the perfect Power and is not unable over anything.
16
الْوَهَّابُ
Al-Wahhab
The Supreme Bestower
The One who is Generous in giving plenty without any return. He is everything that benefits whether Halal or Haram.
17
الرَّزَّاقُ
Ar-Razzaq
The Total Provider
The Sustainer, The Provider.
18
الْفَتَّاحُ
Al-Fattah
The Supreme Solver
The Opener, The Reliever, The Judge, The One who opens for His slaves the closed worldly and religious matters.
19
اَلْعَلِيْمُ
Al-Alim
The All-Knowing One
The Knowledgeable; The One nothing is absent from His knowledge
20
الْقَابِضُ
Al-Qaabid
The Restricting One
The Constrictor, The Withholder, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdom and expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.
21
الْبَاسِطُ
Al-Baasit
The Extender
The Englarger, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdom and expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.
22
الْخَافِضُ
Al-Khaafid
The Reducer
The Abaser, The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.
23
الرَّافِعُ
Ar-Rafi
The Elevating One
The Exalter, The Elevator, The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.
24
الْمُعِزُّ
Al-Mu’izz
The Honourer-Bestower
He gives esteem to whoever He willed, hence there is no one to degrade Him; And He degrades whoever He willed, hence there is no one to give Him esteem.
25
المُذِلُّ
Al-Muzil
The Abaser
The Dishonourer, The Humiliator, He gives esteem to whoever He willed, hence there is no one to degrade Him; And He degrades whoever He willed, hence there is no one to give Him esteem.
26
السَّمِيعُ
As-Sami’
The All-Hearer
The Hearer, The One who Hears all things that are heard by His Eternal Hearing without an ear, instrument or organ.
27
الْبَصِيرُ
Al-Baseer
The All-Seeing
The All-Noticing, The One who Sees all things that are seen by His Eternal Seeing without a pupil or any other instrument.
28
الْحَكَمُ
Al-Hakam
The Impartial Judge
The Judge, He is the Ruler and His judgment is His Word.
29
الْعَدْلُ
Al-Adl
The Embodiment of Justice
The Just, The One who is entitled to do what He does.
30
اللَّطِيفُ
Al-Lateef
The Knower of Subtleties
The Subtle One, The Gracious, The One who is kind to His slaves and endows upon them.
31
الْخَبِيرُ
Al-Khabeer
The All-Aware One
The One who knows the truth of things.
32
الْحَلِيمُ
Al-Haleem
The Clement One
The Forebearing, The One who delays the punishment for those who deserve it and then He might forgive them.
33
الْعَظِيمُ
Al-Azeem
The Magnificent One
The Great One, The Mighty, The One deserving the attributes of Exaltment, Glory, Extolement, and Purity from all imperfection.
34
الْغَفُورُ
Al-Ghafoor
The Great Forgiver
The All-Forgiving, The Forgiving, The One who forgives a lot.
35
الشَّكُورُ
Ash-Shakoor
The Acknowledging One
The Grateful, The Appreciative, The One who gives a lot of reward for a little obedience.
36
الْعَلِيُّ
Al-Aliyy
The Sublime One
The Most High, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures.
37
الْكَبِيرُ
Al-Kabeer
The Great One
The Most Great, The Great, The One who is greater than everything in status.
38
الْحَفِيظُ
Al-Hafiz
The Guarding One
The Preserver, The Protector, The One who protects whatever and whoever He willed to protect.
39
المُقيِت
Al-Muqeet
The Sustaining One
The Maintainer, The Guardian, The Feeder, The One who has the Power.
40
الْحسِيبُ
Al-Haseeb
The Reckoning One
The Reckoner, The One who gives the satisfaction.
41
الْجَلِيلُ
Al-Jaleel
The Majestic One
The Sublime One, The Beneficent, The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.
42
الْكَرِيمُ
Al-Kareem
The Bountiful One
The Generous One, The Gracious, The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.
43
الرَّقِيبُ
Ar-Raqeeb
The Watchful One
The Watcher, The One that nothing is absent from Him. Hence it’s meaning is related to the attribute of Knowledge.
44
الْمُجِيبُ
Al-Mujeeb
The Responding One
The Responsive, The Hearkener, The One who answers the one in need if he asks Him and rescues the yearner if he calls upon Him.
45
الْوَاسِعُ
Al-Waasi’
The All-Pervading One
The Vast, The All-Embracing, The Knowledgeable.
46
الْحَكِيمُ
Al-Hakeem
The Wise One
The Wise, The Judge of Judges, The One who is correct in His doings.
47
الْوَدُودُ
Al-Wadud
The Loving One
The One who loves His believing slaves and His believing slaves love Him. His love to His slaves is His Will to be merciful to them and praise them
48
الْمَجِيدُ
Al-Majeed
The Glorious One
The Most Glorious One, The One who is with perfect Power, High Status, Compassion, Generosity and Kindness.
49
الْبَاعِثُ
Al-Ba’ith
The Infuser of New Life
The Resurrector, The Raiser (from death), The One who resurrects His slaves after death for reward and/or punishment.
50
الشَّهِيدُ
Ash-Shaheed
The All Observing Witness
The Witness, The One who nothing is absent from Him.
51
الْحَقُّ
Al-Haqq
The Embodiment of Truth
The Truth, The True, The One who truly exists.
52
الْوَكِيلُ
Al-Wakeel
The Universal Trustee
The Trustee, The One who gives the satisfaction and is relied upon.
53
الْقَوِيُّ
Al-Qawwiyy
The Strong One
The Most Strong, The Strong, The One with the complete Power
54
الْمَتِينُ
Al-Mateen
The Firm One
The One with extreme Power which is un-interrupted and He does not get tired.
55
الْوَلِيُّ
Al-Waliyy
The Protecting Associate
The Protecting Friend, The Supporter.
56
الْحَمِيدُ
Al-Hameed
The Sole-Laudable One
The Praiseworthy, The praised One who deserves to be praised.
57
الْمُحْصِي
Al-Muhsee
The All-Enumerating One
The Counter, The Reckoner, The One who the count of things are known to him.
58
الْمُبْدِئُ
Al-Mubdi
The Originator
The One who started the human being. That is, He created him.
59
الْمُعِيدُ
Al-Mueed
The Restorer
The Reproducer, The One who brings back the creatures after death
60
الْمُحْيِي
Al-Muhyi
The Maintainer of life
The Restorer, The Giver of Life, The One who took out a living human from semen that does not have a soul. He gives life by giving the souls back to the worn out bodies on the resurrection day and He makes the hearts alive by the light of knowledge.
61
اَلْمُمِيتُ
Al-Mumeet
The Inflictor of Death
The Creator of Death, The Destroyer, The One who renders the living dead.
62
الْحَيُّ
Al-Hayy
The Eternally Living One
The Alive, The One attributed with a life that is unlike our life and is not that of a combination of soul, flesh or blood.
63
الْقَيُّومُ
Al-Qayyoom
The Self-Subsisting One
The One who remains and does not end.
64
الْوَاجِدُ
Al-Waajid
The Pointing One
The Perceiver, The Finder, The Rich who is never poor. Al-Wajd is Richness.
65
الْمَاجِدُ
Al-Maajid
The All-Noble One
The Glorious, He who is Most Glorious.
66
الْواحِدُ
Al-Waahid
The Only One
The Unique, The One, The One without a partner
67
اَلاَحَدُ
Al-Ahad
The Sole One
The One
68
الصَّمَدُ
As-Samad
The Supreme Provider
The Eternal, The Independent, The Master who is relied upon in matters and reverted to in ones needs.
69
الْقَادِرُ
Al-Qaadir
The Omnipotent One
The Able, The Capable, The One attributed with Power.
70
الْمُقْتَدِرُ
Al-Muqtadir
The All Authoritative One
The Powerful, The Dominant, The One with the perfect Power that nothing is withheld from Him.
71
الْمُقَدِّمُ
Al-Muqaddim
The Expediting One
The Expediter, The Promoter, The One who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead what He wills and delays what He wills.
72
الْمُؤَخِّرُ
Al-Mu’akhkhir
The Procrastinator
The Delayer, the Retarder, The One who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead what He wills and delays what He wills.
73
الأوَّلُ
Al-Awwal
The Very First
The First, The One whose Existence is without a beginning.
74
الآخِرُ
Al-Akhir
The Infinite Last One
The Last, The One whose Existence is without an end.
75
الظَّاهِرُ
Az-Zaahir
The Perceptible
The Manifest, The One that nothing is above Him and nothing is underneath Him, hence He exists without a place. He, The Exalted, His Existence is obvious by proofs and He is clear from the delusions of attributes of bodies.
76
الْبَاطِنُ
Al-Baatin
The Imperceptible
The Hidden, The One that nothing is above Him and nothing is underneath Him, hence He exists without a place. He, The Exalted, His Existence is obvious by proofs and He is clear from the delusions of attributes of bodies.
77
الْوَالِي
Al-Waali
The Holder of Supreme Authority
The Governor, The One who owns things and manages them.
78
الْمُتَعَالِي
Al-Muta’ali
The Extremely Exalted One
The Most Exalted, The High Exalted, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creation.
79
الْبَرُّ
Al-Barr
The Fountain-Head of Truth
The Source of All Goodness, The Righteous, The One who is kind to His creatures, who covered them with His sustenance and specified whoever He willed among them by His support, protection, and special mercy.
80
التَّوَابُ
At-Tawwaab
The Ever-Acceptor of Repentance
The Relenting, The One who grants repentance to whoever He willed among His creatures and accepts his repentance.
81
الْمُنْتَقِمُ
Al-Muntaqim
The Retaliator
The Avenger, The One who victoriously prevails over His enemies and punishes them for their sins. It may mean the One who destroys them.
82
العَفُوُّ
Al-Afuww
The Supreme Pardoner
The Forgiver, The One with wide forgiveness.
83
الرَّؤُوفُ
Ar-Ra’oof
The Benign One
The Compassionate, The One with extreme Mercy. The Mercy of Allah is His will to endow upon whoever He willed among His creatures.
84
مَالِكُ الْمُلْكِ
Maalik-ul-Mulk
The Eternal Possessor of Sovereignty
The One who controls the Dominion and gives dominion to whoever He willed.
85
ذُوالْجَلاَلِ وَالإكْرَامِ
Zul-Jalaali-wal-Ikram
The Possessor of Majesty and Honour
The Lord of Majesty and Bounty, The One who deserves to be Exalted and not denied.
86
الْمُقْسِطُ
Al-Muqsit
The Just One
The Equitable, The One who is Just in His judgment.
87
الْجَامِعُ
Al-Jaami’
The Assembler of Scattered Creations
The Gatherer, The One who gathers the creatures on a day that there is no doubt about, that is the Day of Judgment.
88
الْغَنِيُّ
Al-Ghaniyy
The Self-Sufficient One
The One who does not need the creation.
89
الْمُغْنِي
Al-Mughni
The Bestower of Sufficiency
The Enricher, The One who satisfies the necessities of the creatures.
90
اَلْمَانِعُ
Al-Maani’
The Preventer
The Withholder.
91
الضَّارَّ
Ad-Daarr
The Distressor
The One who makes harm reach to whoever He willed and benefit to whoever He willed.
92
النَّافِعُ
An-Naafi’
The Bestower of Benefits
The Propitious, The One who makes harm reach to whoever He willed and benefit to whoever He willed.
93
النُّورُ
An-Noor
The Prime Light
The Light, The One who guides.
94
الْهَادِي
Al-Haadi
The Provider of Guidance
The Guide, The One whom with His Guidance His believers were guided, and with His Guidance the living beings have been guided to what is beneficial for them and protected from what is harmful to them.
95
الْبَدِيعُ
Al-Badi’
The Unique One
The Incomparable, The One who created the creation and formed it without any preceding example.
96
اَلْبَاقِي
Al-Baaqi
The Ever Surviving One
The Everlasting, The One that the state of non-existence is impossible for Him.
97
الْوَارِثُ
Al-Waaris
The Eternal Inheritor
The Heir, The One whose Existence remains.
98
الرَّشِيدُ
Ar-Rasheed
The Guide to Path of Rectitude
The Guide to the Right Path, The One who guides.
99
الصَّبُورُ
As-Saboor
The Extensively Enduring One
The Patient, The One who does not quickly punish the sinners.
 





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