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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wonderful Prayers and Du3as

Please make sure you use the key for accepting all du3as which is saying الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله "Alhamduli Allah, wassalatu wassalamu 3ala Rasuli Allah" (which means, all thanks and praises are due to Allah, and peace and blessing be upon the messenger of Allah) before and after reciting all the du3a:

Prophet Mohammad PBUH taught Aisha MABPWH (may Allah be pleased with her) this Du3a:

اللهم انك عفو تحب العفو فاعفو عني

"Oh Allah, verily you are the best forgiver, and you love forgiving, so please forgive all my sins."

Prophet Mohammad PBUH taught his daughter this beautiful du3a:

اللهم يا حي يا قيوم برحمتك استغيث، لا تكلني الا نفسي طرفة عين، وأصلح لي شأني كله

"Oh Allah, You are The Everlasting Living, You are The One Who Has raised on His Own, please do not leave managing my affairs up to me not even for a blink of an eye; but fix and better all matters for me."

Prophet Mohammad PBUH taught Abu Bakr MABPWH this Du3a:

اللهم اني ظلمت نفسي ظلما كثيرا، ولا يغفر الذنوب الا انت، فاغفر لي بمغفرة من عندك وارحمني انك انت الغفور الرحيم

"Oh Allah, verily I have so much transgressed against my soul; and no one forgives all sins but You. So please forgive my sins all together and have mercy upon me. Verily, it is you Who is The Most Forgiving, Most Merciful."

This du3a contains اسم الأله الأعظم (The Most Great Name of Allah); It is the name with which whomsoever asks Allah SWT for something, he will be granted; and with This Most Great Name of Allah whomsoever calls Allah, he will be answered:

اللهم يا ودود يا ودود يا ودود، يا ذا العرش المجيد، يا مبدىء يا معيد، يا فعال لما تريد، أسألك اللهم بنور وجهك اللذي ملأ أركان عرشك، وبقدرتك اللتي قدرت بها على خلقك، وبرحمتك اللتي وسعت كل شيء، أنت اللذي وسعت كل شيء رحمة وعلما، لا أله ألا أنت، يا مغيث اغثني، يا مغيث أغثني، يا مغيث أغثني

"Oh Lord, You are The Most Loving, The Most Loving, The Most Loving, to You only belongs the Mighty Throne, You are The Real Beginner of everything and You are The Re-Creator of everything, You are The One Who have the Mighty Will, I politely ask you by The Great Light of Your Face from Which all corners of Your Throne are being enlightened, and by The Great Power which only You possess over all Your creation, and by Your Mercy which overwhelmed everything, It is verily Only You Who possess Knowledge and Mercy over everything, there is no deity worthy of worship except You, Oh You Great Helper, please help me, Oh You Great Helper, please help me, Oh You Great Helper, please help me."  

You can also add and build on this du3a and insha Allah you will be granted. This du3a also contains The Most Great Name of Allah:

اللهم اني أسألك بأنك لك الحمد، لاأله الا انت، الحنان، المنان، بديع السماوات والأرض، يا ذا الجلال والأكرام، يا حي يا قيوم

"Oh Allah, I ask You for all praises are due to you, verily there is no God but You, You are The One Who owns most favors upon everything, and You are The One to Whom every gratefulness is due. You are the Most Gorgeous being of all heavens and the Earth. You are the One  with the Most Might and Power, You are The Everlasting Living, and You are The One Who Has raised on His Own." 

Here is another prayer the Prophet PBUH used to recite:

اللهم أصلح لي ديني اللذي هو عصمة أمري، واصلح لي دنياي اللتي فيها معاشي، وأصلح لي آخرتي اللتي فيها معادي، واجعل الحياة زيادة لي في كل خير، واجعل الموت راحة لي من كل شر

"Oh Allah please better my religion which is my best help in this great test, and better my life which is my means in this temporary test, and better my hereafter which will be my permanent place of living, and make this life an increase of every good for me, and make my death a comfort from every evil."

Another du3a of the Prophet PBUH:

اللهم اغفر لي ذنبي، ووسع خلقي، وطيب لي كسبي، وقنعني بما رزقتني، ولا تذهب قلبي الى شيء صرفته عني

"Oh Allah please forgive all my sins, and better my character, and bless and clean my riziq (the earnings which You bestow unto me), and grant me the satisfaction of whatever you bestow unto me, and please don't make my heart follow that which You have abstained from me."

Another wonderful du3a of the Prophet PBUH:

اللهم اني اعوذ بك من العجز والكسل ومن البخل والجبن والهرم واعوذ بك من عذاب القبر وأعوذ بك من فتنة المحيا والممات ومن فتنة المسيح الدجال

"Oh Allah, I seek refuge with you from disability, and laziness; and from miserliness, and cowardliness, and weakness of the old age; and I seek refuge with you from the punishment of the grave and from the trouble of the test of life and the test of death and the test of addajjal (the lying messiah who will claim divinity and has only one functioning eye)." 

     If you want to have your prayers heard by The Most Generous, The Most Merciful, The Most Powerful; let you heart be clean towards every being (no matter what they have done to you; forgive everyone for the sake of Allah alone), then call on Allah SWT alone; with no partners; with the awareness that He will grant you what you are asking for out of His Generosity and Mercy (if what you are asking for is good and not rushing for the results of your du3a). It also helps if you face the Qibla, raise your hands to the sky and look into your hands as if you are awaiting for his blessings to fall right in your hands (because according to the prophet PBUH, Allah SWT is way more Generous than to let your extended hands fall down without Him answering your needs). It is also very helpful to focus on the best times for du3a that Allah SWT answers all du3a in those specific times. Some of these times are:

1- During Sujud (because you are the closest to Allah SWT during Sujud)
2- While it is raining.
3- While you are fasting.
4- During the last third of the night.
5- When you are breaking your fasting after the Mghrib Athan.
6- Right after the Fardh salat (obligatory prayers)
7- Right after the athan.

     It is also very helpful to mention that the du3a of the oppressed one, and the parents to their own kids, and your du3a (as a Muslim person) to your Muslim brother/sister (anybody it doesn't have to be your siblings) without their knowledge is most likely to be answered by The Most Generous One, so be sure you use this information. Our Prophet PBUH described du3a as the brain of all acts of worship because it brings you closer to the Creator and reminds you of your weakness and the fact that you and all of us are so in need to Allah SWT every time we raise our hands and ask Allah SWT to grant us our wishes. You may also add whatever you like from your own as long as you do not ask Allah SWT to grant you something haram (impermissible) in whatever language you feel comfortable with because what matters to Allah SWT is your sincerity in all your worship including du3a. Here is also what is called " من جوامع الكلم " which is a prayer that conclude lots of good prayers within itself:

اللهم اني أسألك من خير ما سألك منه نبيك محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم وأعوذ بك من شر ما استعاذ بك منه نبيك محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم

"Oh Allah I politely ask you the best of which your messenger Mohammad PBUH had ever asked you, and I seek refuge with you from the worst from which your messenger Mohammad PBUH ever seek refuge with you." 

     Finally, it is very important to say that I have done my best in remembering and then translating what I know of the best du3as of the Prophet PBUH. Whatever is correct within it is from Allah SWT, and whatever is not correct is from myself. May Allah SWT grants us all the most high and the most middle parts of Jannah that is Al-Firdouse (The Paradise).

-Islam Sets Me Free

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Can Muslims Donate Blood?

“Whoever saves the life of a single person, it is as if he has saved the life of all (of humanity).” (Al-Ma’idah: 32)

"Regarding blood donations in a non-Muslim country: Do I receive a reward for donating blood to the community I live in at large, regardless of the religion of the receiver of my blood?"

"My teenage daughter wants to donate blood and she asked if it is OK in Islam for Muslims to giver their blood to help other people. This makes me wonder about other things like donating eyes, heart and body parts (when someone dies of course). So, what does Islam say about this?"

Read about it on Can Muslims Donate Blood?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Some verses from Sura Al-Baqara

This is a translation of Sura Al- Baqara verse 6-16.
"Indeed, those who disbelieve - it is all the same for them whether you warn them or do not warn them - they will not believe. (6) Allah has set a seal upon their hearts and upon their hearing, and over their vision is a veil. And for them is a great punishment. (7) And of the people are some who say, "We believe in Allah and the Last Day," but they are not believers. (8) They [think to] deceive Allah and those who believe, but they deceive not except themselves and perceive [it] not. (9) In their hearts is disease, so Allah has increased their disease; and for them is a painful punishment because they [habitually] used to lie. (10) And when it is said to them, "Do not cause corruption on the earth," they say, "We are but reformers." (11) Unquestionably, it is they who are the corrupters, but they perceive [it] not. (12) And when it is said to them, "Believe as the people have believed," they say, "Should we believe as the foolish have believed?" Unquestionably, it is they who are the foolish, but they know [it] not. (13) And when they meet those who believe, they say, "We believe"; but when they are alone with their evil ones, they say, "Indeed, we are with you; we were only mockers." (14) [But] Allah mocks them and prolongs them in their transgression [while] they wander blindly. (15) Those are the ones who have purchased error [in exchange] for guidance, so their transaction has brought no profit, nor were they guided. (16)"
May Allah guide us all, Ameen. 

Muslims Role Models

We all should have role models, and not just any person but a pious and righteous Muslim. Prophet Muhammed PBUH is THE BEST role to have ever lived., but as we all know he isn't around at this time. However, Alhumadillah we still have the Quran and sunnah as is today.  So who are our role models? Muhammed pbuh and his rightly-guided companions,  and the role models of today's top 18 are Yusuf Estes and Siraj Wahaj and many more.

Read more on  Islam News Room and see the full list onThe 500 Most Influential Muslims

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Time for a change. Time to live like Muslims

Wake up. It is time for you to change your ways. It is time for you to forget about how people think of you rather remember how Allah thinks of you. Have you pleased him? Start. Start performing your salats, pay your zaket, fast, perform hajj. Allah swt says that He created men and jinns only to worship Him. It is high time to change your old ways. For how long do you want to avoid the being a practicing Muslim? When will you say enough is enough? When it is too late? STOP SAYING LATER DO IT NOW because later may never come.

It is time to live like a Muslim.
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Monday, July 4, 2011

The Month of Rajab

The Month of Rajab 

Praise be to Allaah, the One, the Subduer, and blessings and peace be upon the Chosen Prophet and upon his good and pure family and companions.

Praise be to Allaah Who says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And your Lord creates whatsoever He wills and chooses” [al-Qasas 28:68]. The attribute of choosing or selecting is indicative of His Lordship and Oneness, and of the perfection of His Wisdom, Knowledge and Power.

One aspect of His choosing and preferring is the fact that He has chosen some days and months and given them preference over others. Among the months, Allaah has chosen four which He has made sacred, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):
“Verily, the number of months with Allaah is twelve months (in a year), so it was ordained by Allaah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred. That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein…” [al-Tawbah 9:36]

These months are calculated according to the movements of the moon, not the movements of the sun, as the kuffaar do.


“O you who believe! Fear Allaah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam (as Muslims) with complete submission to Allaah.” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:102 – interpretation of the meaning]

“O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person, and from him created his wife, and from them both He created many men and women, and fear Allaah through Whom you demand your mutual (rights), and (do not cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship). Surely, Allaah is Ever an All-Watcher over you.” [al-Nisaa’ 4:1 – interpretation of the meaning]

“O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allaah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth. He will direct you to do righteous good deeds, and will forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allaah and His Messenger, he has indeed achieved a great achievement.” [al-Ahzaab 33:70 – interpretation of the meaning]

A Muslim man's duty

Recently I could find a good way to earn experience at working as I dont know what could happen to me if my husband died while I dont have a complete education and I never worked before.
Obviously, I can earn money with that work, which is revising translations. I work at home and I don't have a fixed schedule, I can have work at any time but I can do it while my husband is not present.
My question is: Can my husband control the way I spend my money? He doesn't let me buy anything for the house with my own money, he doesn't even let me buy something I want to buy, he says he can buy it for me another time and he doesn't like me to spend any of my money, although it could make things easier for him and for me. I'm living with my parents-in-law for more than a year now and we are joining money to rent a house soon, inshaAllah. But he doesn't let me help him to join money to buy the things for the house like fridge, washing machine, etc.
I know it's his responsibility to take care of these things, but can't I help? What am I supposed to do with the money I may earn except giving in charity? I could do a lot of things and take a lot of weight from my husband's shoulders if I helped him with my income.
Is it permissible if I put some of my money with the savings we have without his knowledge as sadaqah?
Please advise me.


Praise be to Allaah.

We congratulate you for having this virtuous husband who is a man of good character and high integrity. There are very few men like him who refrain from taking their wives’ wealth and insist on keeping away from it and not touching it so that they will not undermine their wives’ rights or fall into dubious matters.  This is part of the kind and honourable treatment that Allah enjoins, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And live with them honourably” [al-Nisa’ 4:19]. 

It was narrated from Hakeem ibn Mu‘aawiyah al-Qushayri that his father said:

I said: O Messenger of Allah, what are the rights of the wife of one of us over him? He said, “That you feed her when you feed yourself and clothe her when you clothe yourself or when you earn some income, that you do not hit her in the face, you do not say ‘May Allaah make your face ugly’ and you do not forsake her, except in the house.”

Narrated by Abu Dawood in al-Sunan, 2142 

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said: 

What this means is: do not buy clothes or food only for yourself and not for her; rather she is your partner and you have to spend on her as you spend on yourself.

End quote from Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, 3/131. 

Your husband is obeying the command of the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) by spending fully on your maintenance; in fact he is going over and above that by spending on extras from his own money and refusing any financial help on your part. 

Hence we advise you to respond to this kindness with kindness and do not give up trying to help financially, even if that is by depositing some of your money in his account without him realising, because it is not essential for him to know about that. Or you could buy things that your husband needs or that the house needs before he realises it, or buy him a valuable gift, especially something that is important to him, or keep the money to give to him at the time of need, and other kinds of beneficial spending. 

Then whatever is left over of your money, after you have helped him in whatever way you can and put whatever you can give in your joint account and given in charity, you can save it in your own personal account, because perhaps you will need it for both of you, or your children may benefit from it. 

And Allah knows best.

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