Thursday, 16 October 2014



Ayah – Reminding Receivers of Charity;
"They who spend their wealth in the cause of Allah and do not follow their charity with reminders of their generosity or injure the feeling of the recipient, shall get their reward from their Rabb; they shall have nothing to fear or to regret. Kind speech and forgiveness are better than charity followed by injury, and Allah is free of all wants, the Forbearing."
[Surah Baqarah, Verse 262-263]

Allah praises those who spend from their money in His cause, and then refrain from reminding those who received the charity of that fact, whether these hints take the form of words or action.
Causing harm to the recipients of charity will annul it.

There shall be no fear on the Day of Resurrection for those who give in charity. They shall not grieve for their offspring nor miss the delights of this world that they leave behind as they shall acquire that which is far better for them.

There are several hadiths that prohibit reminding people of acts of charity.  Imam Muslim recorded that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said,
"Three persons whom Allah shall neither speak to on the Day of Resurrection nor look at nor purify, and they shall grieve a painful torment are: he who reminds  (the  people)  of what he gives away, he who lengthens his clothes below  the  ankles  and  he  who  swears  an  oath while lying, to sell his merchandise."

Sahabah & Charity; 
Umar ibn Al-Khattab reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, ordered us to give charity and at the time I possessed some wealth. I said to myself, “If there is a day I can do better than Abu Bakr, then this is the one.” So I went with half of my wealth to the Messenger of Allah and he said, “What have you left for your family?” I said, “The same amount.” Then Abu Bakr came with everything he had. The Prophet said, “O Abu Bakr, what have you left for your family?” He said, “Allah and His messenger.” I said, “By Allah, I will never do better than Abu Bakr.”
[Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 3675]

Hadith – Charity;
"The believer's shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity."
[Reported by Imam Al-Tirmidhi (Rahimahumullah)]

[Hadith Qudsi 11]
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said that Allah The Glorious and Exalted Says: ‘Spend (on charity), O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.’

[Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.11 Narrated by Abu Huraira]
A man asked the Prophet (saws), "O Allah's Messenger (saws)! What kind of charity is the best?" He (saws) replied. "To give in charity when you are healthy and greedy hoping to be wealthy and afraid of becoming poor. Don't delay giving in charity till the time when you are on the death bed when you say, 'Give so much to so-and-so and so much to so-and so,' as at that time the property is not yours but it belongs to so-and-so (i.e. your inheritors)."

[Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 2.492 Narrated by Haritha bin Wahab]
I heard the Prophet (saws) saying, "O people! Give in charity as a time will come upon you when a person will wander about with his object of charity and will not find anybody to accept it, and one (who will be requested to take it) will say, "If you had brought it yesterday, I would have taken it, but today I am not in need of it."

[Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.793 Narrated by Adi bin Hatim]
I heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) saying, "Save yourself from the (Hell) Fire even with half a date (to be given in charity); and if you do not find a half date, then with a good pleasant word."

[Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 2860  Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri]
The Prophet (saws) said: ‘A man giving a dirham as sadaqah (charity) during his life is better than giving one hundred dirhams as charity at the moment of his death.’

[Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.543 Narrated by Abdullah bin Umar]
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Envy is not permissible except of two men. A man whom Allah has given the knowledge of the Book and he recites it during the hours of the night, and a man whom Allah has given wealth, and he spends it in charity during the night and the hours of the day."

[Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.764 Narrated by Asma]
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Give (in charity) and do not give reluctantly lest Allah should give you in a limited amount; and do not withhold your money lest Allah should withhold it from you."

[Sahih Muslim Hadith 7061 Narrated by Abdullah ibn ash-Shikhkhir]
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: ‘The son of Adam claims: ‘My wealth! My wealth!.....  O son of Adam, is there anything as your belonging except that which you consumed, which you utilized, or which you wore and then it was worn out, or that which you gave as charity and sent it forward (for the life Hereafter)?’

[Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 1527 Narrated by Mu'adh ibn Jabal]
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: ‘Charity obliterates sins just as water extinguishes fire.’

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

World of Jinn, Posession, Resolution and Duahs


Weekly Hadith – The World Of The Jinn;
Almighty Allaah Says (what means):
"And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me."
[Surah Dhariyat, 56]

and also (what means):

"O company of jinn and mankind, did there not come to you messengers from among you, relating to you My verses …?"
[Surah An’am, 130]

 The Messenger of Allaah, (salAllaahu alayhi wa sallam), said:
"The jinn are of three types: a type that has wings, they fly through the air; a type that looks like snakes and dogs; and a type that stops for a rest then resumes its journey."
[At-Tabaraani and others]

 Ibn Mas'ood, may Allaah be pleased with him, said:
"The Messenger of Allaah, (salAllaahu alayhi wa sallam), said: "There is not one of you who does not have a jinn appointed to be his constant companion." They (present companions, may Allaah be pleased with them) said: "And you too, O Messenger of Allaah?" He, (salAllaahu alayhi wa sallam), said: "And me too, but Allaah has helped me and he has submitted (became a believing Muslim), so that he only helps me to do good."

 The Quran and Sunnah (Prophet's sayings and actions) indicate that the jinn exist, and that there is a purpose for their existence in this life, which is to worship Allaah alone, with no partner or associate. The world of the jinn is an independent and separate world, with its own distinct nature and features that are hidden from the world of humans. Jinn and humans have some things in common, such as the possession of understanding and the choice between the way of good and the way of evil. As is apparent from the above hadith, every individual among the Children of Aadam has a jinn who has been appointed to be his constant companion (Qareen). In many cases, the Qareen will whisper to us and try to lead us astray; hence we should always seek refuge in Allah from the evil that we are led towards. The jinn live on this earth where we do. They are mostly to be found in ruins and unclean places like bathrooms, dunghills, garbage dumps and graveyards.

 We often associate the thought of Jinns with fear of the supernatural and that which we do not see. But fear should be left for Allah alone, as we know that He has power over all of His creation. May our Rabb, al-Muhaymin, protect us from all the evil that He has allowed to exist on this earth.

Pearls of Wisdom – Humbleness; 
“If you see someone older than you then respect him saying, ‘He has beaten me to Islâm and righteous action.’ If you see someone younger than you then respect him saying to yourself, ‘I have beaten him in sins.’ If the people honour you then say, ‘That is from the grace of Allâh, but I do not deserve it.’ If they degrade you then say, ‘This happened as a consequence of a previous sin.’”
[Bakr ibn ‘Abdullâh al-Muzanî (rahimahullâh)]

Weekly Q&A;
What are the signs of one who has been possessed by a Jinn?

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

People who have had experience with such situations have related that the following are among the signs of a person who is possessed by jinn (or Satan):
-          Strong repulsion when hearing Qur’aan or Aathaan (call for prayers).
-          Episodes of losing consciousness and/or epileptic attacks, especially when Qur’aan is recited for the possessed person.
-          Frequent nightmares during sleep.
-          Tendency to avoid people accompanied by out-of-the-norm behavior.
-          The jinn who possesses him might speak when Qur’aan is recited for the possessed person.
-          Madness, as stated in the Qur’aan (interpretation of the meaning): "Those who devour usury will not stand except as stands one whom Satan by his touch hath driven to [epileptic] madness…"

As for a person struck by magic he might experience the following:
-          Dislike of one’s spouse, as indicated in the Qur’aan by the following verse (interpretation of the meaning): "And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife..."
[Al-Baqarah, 2:102]
-          Different attitude in the house from that which is outside the house. For example, a person will feel that he is missing his family when is outside the house but when he goes home, love changes quickly to extreme hatred.
-          Inability to have sexual intercourse with one’s spouse.
-          Frequent miscarriage for pregnant women.
-          Sudden change in behavior without obvious reason.
-          Complete loss of appetite for food.
-          Thinking or imagining one has done something when in reality one has not.
-          Sudden obedience and/or love for a particular person.
-          It should be noted that if a person experiences some of the above symptoms this does not necessarily mean that he is either possessed by a jinn or struck by black magic. It might be due to physiological or psychological reasons.

As for curing this condition the following steps are recommended:
-          Putting one’s trust in Allah with sincere belief that He is the only cure for everything.
-          Reading Qur’aan and known supplications expressing seeking refuge, the most important and effective of which is Surah 113 and 114, Al-Falaq and Al-Naas, which were used to cure the Prophet himself.
-          - Surah 112, Al-Ikhlaas, is recommended along with them
-          As well as the opening chapter of the Qur’aan, Al-Fatihah.
-          To cure black magic some have successfully used seven lotus-tree leaves. The leaves should be crushed, then mixed them with water enough for taking a bath.
The following verses from the Qur’aan are then recited: verse Al-Kursi (2:255),Surah Al-Kafiroon (109), Surah 112, 113, 114; the verses which mention magic, which are: in Surah Al-Baqarah (2:102), Al-A’raaf (3:117-119), Yunus (10:79-82), and Taha (20:65-69). The possessed person drinks some of the water, and the rest is used to give him a bath.
-          Removing the elements of magic as was done by the Prophet when he was struck by black magic by a Jewish man called Lubaid Ben Al-‘Aasim.
-          Eating seven Aa’liya Al-Barniy dates (among the dates of Al-Madinah) first thing in the morning; if not possible, any dates will suffice, by the will of Allaah.
-          Cupping--removing excess blood

May Allah (Subhana wa’tala protect us all from the touch of the shayaateen, Ameen.


And Allaah (SWT) knows best.

Did You Know?
....that the food of the Jinn is human/animal faeces and the bones of dead animals, and that is why they are commonly found in toilets/graveyards.

Also, similar to humans, jinns will be answerable for their deeds before Allah (Subhana wa ta'ala). Scholars have said that when extracting a jinn during Ruqyah (Islamic excorcism), the Imam/Sheikh must be careful not to transgress certain boundaries, and should confine the use of force to the extent that is required to remove the jinn from the body of the person afflicted, so that the jinn is not harmed beyond what may be necessary. 

Weekly Suggested Good Deed – Repel the Jinn through the Qur'an, Sunnah and Supplications
There are many different methods through which we can seek refuge in Allah from the Jinn that are constantly around us.

-          Say ‘Bismillah’ before undressing. Anas reported that the Prophet (salAllahualayhi wasallam) said “The barrier between the eyes of the Jinn and the nakedness of the Children of Adam is [created] when a Muslim discards a garment and says, 'In the name of Allah besides Whom there is no other god'."
[Ibn As-Sinni]
-          Say dua before entering the toilet (given in the Dua section below). Allah's Messenger (salAllahualayhi wasallam) said: “The screen between the eyes of Jinn and the private parts of the sons of Adam as one of them enters the privy is that he should say: In the name of Allah.
-          Recite the Aayat-al-Kursi (Surah Baqarah, verse 255).
Proof of this is in the hadith of Abu Hurairah, (radiAllahu anhu), when the Shaytaan told him that recitation of Aayat-al-Kursi protects from the shayateen (devils) and jinn.
[Bukhari, Wakalah 10, Fadailu’l-Qur’an 10, Bad’u’l-khalq 11]
-          Recite the Mu’awwidhatan (Surah al-Falaq and Surah an-Naas). 
Narrated Abu Sa'id al-Khudri (radiAllahu anhu) that Allah's Messenger (salAllahualayhi wasallam) used to seek refuge in Allah from jinn and the evil eye in men till the Mu'awwidhatan came down, after which he made use of them and abandoned everything else.
-          [Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah]

Dua of the Week;
Dua before entering the Restroom:

Transliteration: “Allaahumma 'innee 'a'oothu bika minal-khubthi walkhabaa'ith.”

Translation: “(Before entering) [In the Name of Allah] . (Then) O Allah , I seek protection in You from the male and female unclean spirits.”
[Reference: Al-Bukhari 1/45, Muslim 1/283]

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