Saturday, 31 July 2010

:: Practical Lessons from Seerah for Modern Age ::

Assalam Alaikum,

When there is peace, Islam will spread... Interesting lecture to listen to! =) 

In this lecture, delivered at Peace Conference 2009, Sheikh Abdul Bary Yahya extracts crucial lessons from the life of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saws) for the modern age, especially those Muslims living as minorities in non-Muslim societies. It will be followed by Q&A session. Get those notebooks out.

Most people fail to realize that the Prophet (saws) for the first 13 years, after revelation, lived in a non-Muslim society. The companions of the Prophet (saws) lived as a minority in a non-Muslim society for over a decade.

There are many practical lessons that we can extract from that time period for the modern age. The solution to the injustice and oppression towards the Muslims today, whether it be by taking away their rights, freedom to practice their religion, or invading their lands...

The solution to all of this is in the Seerah! The blueprint has been laid out and explained to us in the Sunnah by our Prophet Muhammad (saws). Will we study it, extract lessons and implement them? Some of the points sheikh AbdulBary Yahya will discuss:

  • How to survive in non-Muslim societies
  • How to react/respond to attacks on Muslims and Islam
  • How to respond to the international media & propaganda
  • Importance of media and the media of the Prophet (saws)
  • Obligation of the Muslims in the West
  • How do we overcome opposition and our weaknesses
  • Peace treaty of Hudaybiyyah and why Allah called it a victory
  • Importance of Education for Muslims today
  • How do we deal with the enemies (prisoners of war)
  • Severity of Debt (credit cards, interest, etc)

Khadjiah C.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

:: Ramadan by Baba Ali ::

:: Ramadan in multicultural society ::

Assalam Alaikum,

Alhamdulillah!!! I love seeing different races of muslims! =D

Khadijah C.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

:: New Muslims: Future Steps ::

Assalam Alaikum,

Sheikh Yusuf Estes talks about his experiences and giving advices to new muslims~ =)

Khadijah C.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

:: Being the Best to our Parents ::

:: Importance of the 15th of Sha'baan? ::

:: Time, Love, Praise and Encouragement ::

Assalam Alaikum,

As what they say, "Great minds think alike!" Nouman Ali Khan has spoken for me! =D

But sadly, people don't really understand when telling them this... As usual, their negative reply would be... "You are thinking too much..." 

Do we really start thinking only when things have already happened and a solution is needed? Or a saddening event to occur before we reflect seriously? And start blaming ourselves, "Only if I did that, only if I didn't do those..."

It would be too complicated to resolve issues...

We might be busy working, but what's more important is that we really need Time, Love, Praise and Encouragement for each other... To know what the other party is thinking and why are they thinking that way... 

If only everyone knows... =D

Khadijah C.

:: A Shaytan Blog ::

Assalam Alaikum,

This might be a wakeup call for those who are smoking... haa~

Khadjiah C.

:: Internet deceptions ::

Assalam Alaikum,


Khadjiah C.

:: Let's be rebellious! ::

Assalam Alaikum,

Let's be rebellious and go against what this shaytan has advised us! hahaha~

Khadijah C.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

:: Prayers will be answered ::

But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But allah knoweth, and ye know not.
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #216)

Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab from Abu Ubayd, the mawla of Ibn Azhar, from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "You will be answered as long as you are not impatient and say, 'I have made a dua and I have not been answered .' " 
(Malik's Muwatta Book #15, Hadith #15.8.29)

:: Marwa ElSherbiny ::

Assalam Alaikum,

I read a piece of very sad news, which confirms that media is very bias...

I've not read about this sister, Marwa El Sherbiny, an Egyptian in my local newspaper... Or any major news broadcasting... Have you?

Why do they always portray that Muslims are the "inflicter of pain" in news... They should have publish this!

Anyway, this is how the story goes...

It was while Marwa el-Sherbini was in the dock recalling how the accused had insulted her for wearing the hijab after she asked him to let her son sit on a swing last summer, that the very same man strode across the Dresden courtroom and plunged a knife into her 18 times.

Her three-year-old son Mustafa was forced to watch as his mother slumped to the courtroom floor.

Even her husband Elvi Ali Okaz could do nothing as the 28-year-old Russian stock controller who was being sued for insult and abuse took the life of his pregnant wife. As Okaz ran to save her, he too was brought down, shot by a police officer who mistook him for the attacker. He is now in intensive care in a Dresden hospital. Read more...

Friday, 23 July 2010

:: Open your eyes ::

He has made subject to you the Night and the Day; the sun and the moon; and the stars are in subjection by His Command: verily in this are signs for men who are wise.  

(  سورة النحل  , An-Nahl, Chapter #16, Verse #12)

Open your eyes
By: Maher Zain

Look around yourselves
Can’t you see this wonder
Spreaded infront of you
The clouds floating by
The skies are clear and blue
Planets in the orbits
The moon and the sun
Such perfect harmony
Let’s start question in ourselves
Isn’t this proof enough for us
Or are we so blind
To push it all aside..

We just have to
Open our eyes, our hearts, and minds
If we just look bright to see the signs
We can’t keep hiding from the truth
Let it take us by surprise
Take us in the best way


Guide us every single day..


Keep us close to You
Until the end of time..
Look inside yourselves
Such a perfect order
Hiding in yourselves
Running in your veins
What about anger love and pain
And all the things you’re feeling
Can you touch them with your hand?
So are they really there?
Lets start question in ourselves
Isn’t this proof enough for us?
Or are we so blind
To push it all aside..?


We just have to
Open our eyes, our hearts, and minds
If we just look bright to see the signs
We can’t keep hiding from the truth
Let it take us by surprise
Take us in the best way


Guide us every single day..


Keep us close to You
Until the end of time..
When a baby’s born
So helpless and weak
And you’re watching him growing..
So why deny
Whats in front of your eyes
The biggest miracle of life..
We just have to
Open our eyes, our hearts, and minds
If we just look quiet we’ll see the signs
We can’t keep hiding from the truth
Let it take us by surprise
Take us in the best way


Guide us every single day..


Keep us close to You
Until the end of time..
Open your eyes and hearts and minds
If you just look bright to see the signs
We can’t keep hiding from the truth
Let it take us by surprise
Take us in the best way


Guide us every single day..


Keep us close to You
Until the end of time..
You created everything
We belong to You
Ya Robb we raise our hands
Forever we thank You..

Artist: Maher Zain
Album: Thank You Allah
Copyright: Awakening Records 2009

Thursday, 22 July 2010

:: 2 boys trying to pray ::

Assalam Alaikum,

Masha'Allah!!! =D Cute boys!!

The "imam" is so serious and intent on praying right. He nudges his friend to correct him, first time so he can say ameen after surat al-Fatiha and second so he can get up from sujood.

Khadjiah C.

:: Choose Your Words Well ::

A woman one day said something that hurt her best friend. She regretted it immediately, and would have done anything to have taken the words back. But they were said, impulsively, in a moment of thoughtlessness, and as close as she and her friend were, she didn't consider the effects of her words beforehand.

In her effort to undo what she had done, she went to an older, wiser woman in the village. She explained her situation, and asked for advice. The older woman listened patiently in an effort to determine just how sincere the younger woman was, how far she was willing to go to correct the situation.

The wise woman said, "There are two things needed to do to make amends. The first of the two is extremely difficult. Tonight, take your best feather pillows, and open a small hole in each one. Then, before the sun rises, you must put a single feather on the doorstep of each house in town. When you are through, come back to me. If you've done the first thing completely, I'll tell you the second."

The young woman hurried home to prepare for her chore. All night long she laboured alone in the cold. She went from doorstep to doorstep, taking care not to overlook a single house. Her fingers were frozen, the wind was so sharp it caused her eyes to water, but she ran on, through the darkened streets, thankful there was something she could do to put things back the way they once were.

Just as the sun rose, she returned to the older woman. She was exhausted, but relieved that her efforts would be rewarded. "My pillows are empty. I placed a feather on the doorstep of each home."

Now, said the wise woman, "Go back and refill your pillows. Then everything will be as it was before."

The young woman was stunned. "You know that's impossible! The wind blew away each feather as fast as I placed them on the doorsteps! You didn't say I had to get them back! If this is the second requirement, then things will never be the same."

"That's true", said the older woman. "Never forget. Each of your words is like a feather in the wind. Once spoken, no amount of effort, regardless how heartfelt or sincere, can ever return them to your mouth. Choose your words well, and guard them most of all in the presence of those you love."

Source: The ideal Muslimah facebook group

:: Yvonne Ridley ::

Assalam Alaikum,

I would love to introduce this sister and her interesting, amazing reversion story!!!

British-born, award-winning journalist Yvonne Ridley is well known in the Muslim world for her outspoken views and defence of Islam. She endeared herself to the Muslim community in Britain when she reverted to Islam 30 months after making international headlines when she was captured by the Taleban on an undercover assignment in Afghanistan. Read more...

Interesting eh? More interview in the video below...

Khadijah C.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

:: Power of encouragement ::

Assalam Alaikum,

This short clip, A Girl’s Hope, moves me to tears!!!

This clip to promote the importance of family building in Singapore~ Like a family campaign~ But what touches me in the clip is how important it is to have a positive perspective in life...

To some, it is impossible... But to others, it is possible! But of course, that results from positive mindset~


The power of encouragement...

How do I explain more? Watch it and you'll know what I'm talking about~ =)

Khadijah C.

:: I can! ::

Assalam Alaikum,

It might be a bit messy to remove the 'T' in 'Can't' but what matter most is the concluding statement that we CAN do anything with time, effort... and of course, by Allah (SWT) will! =D

If you are going through some personal jihad now, this would be for you! =)

Life is wonderful because we have the blessings of Allah, Subhan'Allah Wa ta'ala~ Yay! =D

Khadjiah C.

:: Count Your Blessings To Gain Self Respect ::

by Anum Ali

The religiously less aware female psychology has developed some strange traits. Self-pity has become a strikingly destructive habit. There is nothing created by Allah (swt) which can make a person take pity on himself. Even if you live out in the jungles, Allah (swt)’s protective Hand is over your head. Should you pity yourself? Should you crumble your existence?

Self-pity is the first step towards the menace called ‘Depression’ and it branches off into a billion dimensions of dysfunctional mental and physical health. Psychiatric health authorities of the USA have named countless ‘disorders’ that bud from depressive states. Fears and phobias, deviancies, diseases and relationship disasters are all parasites that you willingly attach to yourself when you trigger off depression. And self-pity is the ticket that you provide to the menace of depression to ride on board your mighty flight of self-esteem. It slowly corrodes the machinery on the inside and before you know it, you crash land and collapse.

If you regularly count your blessings each day and persistently thank Allah (swt) daily, how could you possibly be depressed about anything? Sure, we all have hormonal influences which make us feel depressed but those are cyclic. The prime concern is the central lifestyle. If salaah (prayers) that is offered 5 times a day is an integral part of your routine, it is similar to injecting yourself with an anti-depressant or taking an anti-anxiety pill. Guess what? No side effects. And believe me, we have a lot to be thankful for. That is the reason why initially 50 prayers were prescribed for the Muslim Ummah when Rasool Allah (saws) went for Isra and Meraaj.

Self-pity triggers off when we compare and astaghfirullah (may Allah forgive us), we women love to compare. We look around and we find a million reasons to compare ourselves with. She has better clothes than mine..., her jewelry is more expensive than mine can ever be..., her complexion is fair than mine... and the list is endless. Ladies sitting in the Jumaah khutba (sermon) are doing this! If not talking it out it’s going on inside their heads. An idle mind is the devil’s workshop, they say. And the devil readily instills depression inside the head. The best combat is verbal! Say “Alhamdulillah! (all praise is for Allah)”, for what you have and what you see on someone else.

Sometimes self-pity; among women, emerges from their philosophy about their hijab. Hundreds of sisters have issues of self-esteem because of their hijab! Yes, they feel inferior to other women because of not being able to participate in the glitz and glam of this duniya (world). Would you pity yourself if you’re being modest to please Allah (swt) and not being able to achieve the “eye candy” status for this world?

I say take pride in yourself, with modesty and humility of course, and assert your own eye candy flavor. The modest and the sacred flavor of the hijab! It is the sunnah of the most pious ladies of all times; of Lady Mariam (salam be upon her) and of the Umm-ul-momineen (mothers of the faithful), not to be grimaced over. It is important to understand that hijab is a blessing that has been gifted to you and not just a head wrap ritual. It was the divine word of Allah (swt) for his most beloved Ummah on earth.

Another reason why women end up mocking themselves to be a symbol of sympathy is because they’re running the feminism race. Earlier in the series I mentioned that according to the divine balance, men are the stronger and supporting gender and women are the creative and the managing gender. None of them is exactly feeble or mighty. But if we try being dominant and we struggle for control; that’s when we feel weaker.

Women cannot be masochistic; we are not made that way. So if we take a go at something that’s made of steel and we get our bones broken and then we self-pity then that’s foolishness. We’re not weak! We just have different strengths. There are things that women can do and men cannot. It is foolish to pity ourselves and instead we need to be thankful and acknowledge our strengths and say masha’Allah. None of Allah (swt)’s creation is created without a concrete and important purpose.

In case men in your society are pressurizing you and insisting that you are physically weak then it would be silly to accept defeat and loose your self-esteem. You have the answers. You are the sanctuaries of the Muslim Ummah, Alhamdulillah, you raise a Muslim being in your wombs and then you bring it into the world by Allah (swt)’s Will and by all means that is one of the most strongest phenomenon known to man.

If you count your blessings you would have answers to everything. And if you are always comparing and seeking for more, you’d feel like the most under privileged. And hence, your self-esteem would drain off.


Tuesday, 20 July 2010

:: Chinese Preachers Bridge Ethnic Gap ::


Published: July 14, 2010

CIBUBUR, INDONESIA — In Indonesia’s crowded world of celebrity Muslim preachers, it often pays to have a trademark. For Koko Liem, his ever-present Chinese-style outfits — garish satin tunics paired with matching skullcaps — play the role.
Kemal Jufri for The International Herald Tribune
Anton Medan, an ethnic Chinese preacher, in front of a fusion Chinese-Islamic style Mosque in Cibinong West Java.
Kemal Jufri for The International Herald Tribune
Koko Liem, a Chinese-Indonesian Muslim preacher, at a service in Bogor, West Java.
Whether in television appearances or Koran recitals, the approach of Mr. Liem, a 31-year-old convert to Islam from Indonesia’s ethnic Chinese minority, is undeniably kitschy. In multihued permutations of his signature garb, he mixes preaching with guest appearances on dating and talk shows and promotes a religiously themed text-messaging service through his Web site.
Mr. Liem is one of a small but significant group of ethnic Chinese preachers to emerge over the past decade with a simple message: that being a member of Indonesia’s dominant majority — Muslims — and its historically most maligned minority — Chinese — need not be mutually exclusive.
“Clerics don’t only have to wear turbans. I’m a Chinese cleric. This is how I am,” Mr. Liem said at his home outside Jakarta, bouncing around boyishly on the couch in a crimson version of what he calls the “Koko Liem Costume.”
To outsiders, that assertion may seem unremarkable, even banal. But in Indonesia, it represents a powerful break with the past.
Pogroms and prejudice against Chinese have been a constant theme in Indonesian history. Discrimination peaked under the three-decade rule of the dictator Suharto, who banned the public expression of Chinese culture, language and religion. Despite being widely despised for holding a disproportionate share of the country’s wealth, Chinese were also, somewhat paradoxically, treated as potential sympathizers of the China-linked Indonesian Communist Party, which was wiped out in the 1965-66 purge that left more than half a million people dead.
In the economic chaos that led up to Suharto’s fall in 1998, riots and mass rapes drove many Chinese into exile abroad. There are no solid figures for how many Chinese live in Indonesia today, but they are generally believed to make up 2 to 3 percent of the 235 million people in Indonesia. Most Chinese here are Christians, Buddhists or followers of traditional beliefs; very few are Muslim.
In contemporary democratic Indonesia, official discrimination is gone, and Chinese culture has dramatically emerged from the shadows — although disparaging remarks are still heard about the Chinese, who are often stereotyped as greedy and deceitful. Megawati Sukarnoputri, the former president, made Chinese New Year an official holiday in 2002, and since then, it has been granted perhaps the highest honor possible in this country’s shopping mall-dominated, traffic-clogged capital: holiday sales and ubiquitous themed advertising.
“You see now on TV shows, there are many Chinese presenters, Chinese singers, also in the movies,” said Benny Setiono, the head of the Chinese Indonesian Association. “Before there were no Chinese in all this. Now they’re everywhere.”
Mr. Liem — who converted from Buddhism as a teenager in northern Sumatra and took shelter in his Islamic boarding school outside Jakarta as anti-Chinese mobs raged in 1998 — said his role was to teach the universality of Islam. “If a Chinese person becomes a Muslim, and he understands the religion, even to the point of being a cleric like me,” Mr. Liem said, “people are more awed and moved: ‘He’s just a Chinese, who wasn’t a Muslim before. Now he is one, and his religion is greater than ours. He can lecture on religion, he can memorize the Koran, what can we do?”’
Mr. Liem is a relative minnow in Indonesia’s booming world of celebrity preachers. Like their Christian counterparts in the West, these men and women often use their personal biographies and charisma, rather than traditional religious knowledge, to win adherents through television appearances and packed tour schedules.
Their popularity, says Noorhaidi Hasan, a lecturer on Islam and politics at Sunan Kalijaga Islamic University, owes much to their ability to satisfy a need among urban, middle-class Muslims to appear spiritually connected despite living lives in which obtaining, and displaying, wealth is an overriding preoccupation. They give their followers, he said, “moral legitimacy” for a life of consumerism.
No longer restrained by the discrimination of the former regime, small numbers of Chinese Muslims like Mr. Liem — and even female preachers like Tan Mei Hwa and Irene Handono — have carved out a niche by tying their ethnicity to tales of spiritual renewal.
“After Suharto, Chinese had the opportunity to demonstrate their own identity as Chinese. Not just ethnically as Chinese but also part of the Muslim ummah,” Mr. Hasan said, using the Arabic term for the community of believers.
Not all of the Chinese preachers in Indonesia present a sunny, television-friendly face, however. Perhaps the best known of the bunch is Anton Medan, a former gangster from the Suharto era who sports the deep scars of previous fights and says he has half a dozen bullets lodged in his body.
Born a Buddhist and drawn into petty street crime as a child, Mr. Medan spent a total of nearly 19 years in prison for robbery and murder before his spiritual awakening.
“I ruled Jakarta — I was running gambling, everything, until ’91, ’92, when I became a Muslim, and it was all finished. It was a total change,” Mr. Medan said, smoking a clove cigarette while self-consciously covering a gouge in his right forearm.
Mr. Medan is a controversial figure in some circles, having been accused of helping orchestrate the chaos of 1998 — a charge he flatly denies. He eschews much of the more entertainment-focused end of the missionary business, concentrating instead on preaching tours, local politics and nonreligious business ventures that range from garment manufacturing to indoor soccer. He has built an Islamic boarding school outside Jakarta and three multilevel, Chinese palace-style mosques in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Mr. Medan said he had encountered some anti-Chinese sentiment from small, marginal Islamist groups. While his gangster-to-God transformation forms the core of his story, he peppers his teachings with exhortations to Muslims to adopt what he calls the “Chinese mind” — meaning, a bit of business acumen.
He frequently reminds the faithful of the contributions of Chinese missionaries in bringing Islam to the Indonesian archipelago, including the famed voyages of the Ming dynasty admiral Zheng He, a Muslim. But he is dismissive of other preachers, like Koko Liem, whom he sees as “tacky.”
“Muslims in Indonesia are stupid. They choose speakers and preachers that are famous from TV, not because of their struggles,” he said, bitterly.
“The difference between Koko Liem and me is like earth and sky.”

Monday, 19 July 2010

:: Thankful for what is given ::

Today, upon a bus,
I saw a girl with golden hair.
And wished I was as fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave,
I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and wore a crutch.
But as she passed, she smiled.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two legs, the world is mine.

I stopped to buy some candy.
The lad who sold it had such charm.
I talked with him, he seemed so glad.
If I were late, it would do no harm.
And as I left, he said to me,
"I thank you, you've been so kind.
You see," he said, "I'm blind."

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two eyes, the world is mine.

I saw a child with eyes of blue.
He stood and watched the others play.
He did not know what to do.
I stopped a moment and then I said,
"Why don't you join the others, dear?"
He looked ahead without a word.
And then I knew, he couldn't hear.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two ears, the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I'd go.
With eyes to see the sunset's glow.
With ears to hear what I'd know.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I've been blessed indeed, the world is mine.

:: Islam and Ego ::

Assalam Alaikum,

I read this from one of the sisters, blog-reader...
Indeed, it is a checklist for reflection everyday to check our ego and arrogance...

"People who wears the facade of the religion. They look religious, they talk religious. They have knowledge. May Allah protect us from this. That is a very serious problem. They look more practicing than the man without any beard. She looks more religious than the other sisters without wearing any hijabs. But on the inside, there is an ego. On the inside, there is an urge to show the supremacy, you are more righteous, you are more qualified, you are in a better position than the other. And in your heart, if you look down on other Muslims and  no matter what your condition, if you look down upon another Muslim... If you do that, then you have this thing inside your heart called... Arrogance."  - Nouman Ali Khan

Saturday, 17 July 2010

:: Keeping Sins a Secret ::

From among the teachings of Allah's Messenger (salallahu alaihe wa-sallam) is to keep sins a secret matter.

If someone commits a sinful act which is against the Commandments of Allah, or is against the moral character, or is such an act that may cause harm to one's honor, then he should keep it a secret and seek forgiveness from Allah in the darkness of night. 

The Messenger of Allah (salallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "My entire nation is safe, except al-Mujahirin (those who boast of their sins). Among the Mujaharah is that a man commits an (evil) act, and wakes up in the morning while Allah has kept his (sin) a secret, he says: "O Fulan! Last night I did this and that." He goes to sleep while Allah has kept his (sin) a secret but he wakes up in the morning and uncovers what Allah has kept a secret!" [Saheeh al-Bukharee]

Zayd ibn Aslam narrated, 'At the time of the Messenger of Allah(salallahu alaihe wa-sallam), a man admitted that he had committed fornication, so the Messenger of Allah asked for a whip. He was brought a broken whip, so he said: "Better than this." Then he was brought a new whip…, he then said: "Lesser than this.' So, he was brought a whip that was used and had thus become soft, and the Messenger (salallahu alaihe wa-sallam) ordered that he be whipped with it (a hundred times). He then said: "O People! It is time for you to refrain from transgressing Allah's limits. He who commits some of these filthy acts (such as fornication), let him hide under Allah's cover, for whoever admits what he has committed, we will establish Allah's Book as regards him (by applying the warranted punishment for this sin)." [Musnad Ahmad]

Abdullah Ibn Masoud (radiyallahu anhu) related, 'A man came to the Prophet and said: 'O Messenger of Allah! I have mingled with a woman in the far side of al-Medina, and I fulfilled my desire short of actually having sexual intercourse with her. So, here am I, judge me according to what you decide.' Umar Ibn al-Khattab (radiyallahu anhu) then said: 'Allah had kept your secret, why did not you keep your secret?' [Sharh Muslim]

Similarly, if one becomes aware of somebody else's sin, he should keep it a secret. Allah's Messenger (salallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "He, who relieves a hardship of this Dunya (world) for a believer, Allah will relieve (from him) a hardship of the Day of Resurrection; he who makes easy an indebted person, Allah will make it easy for him in the Dunya and the Hereafter; he who covers a Muslim (meaning his mistakes and shortcomings), Allah will cover him in the Dunya and the Hereafter…" [Muslim]

Abdullah Ibn Umar (radiyallahu anhu) related, "The Messenger of Allah (salallahu alaihe wa-sallam) once rose above the podium and then said with a loud voice, "O those who have embraced Islam only with their tongue, while Eemaan has not yet entered their hears, neither harm Muslims, nor mock them, nor try to expose their mistakes, for he who follows (searches for) the errors of his brother, Allah will follow his errors, and he whom Allah follows his errors, He will expose him even if he was in the middle of his home." [Saheeh al-Jamee] 

Imam an-Nawawi (rahimahullah) writes, 'This Hadeeth indicates that following and then exposing people's mistakes only occurs by the hypocrites and those whose Eemaan is so weak, that it did not yet fill their hearts…"

Exposing sins lead to humiliation and embarrassment, which ceases the possibility that the sinner might someday regret his mistake, seek forgiveness from Allah and purify his soul from sins because one of the things that prevent one from committing sins is the fear of humiliation. However, if the sinner knows that the people are already aware of his sins, then he does not experience the shame and distraction which he used to feel before and this might encourage him to commit sins openly!

Secondly, when sins are repeatedly mentioned in gatherings, etc. the fear of committing sins vanishes from the people's hearts. First the sin will become easy on people's tongue and gradually he, who does not feel any shame in mentioning the sin, will not find it difficult to even commit the sin. This is how, sins spread in the society!

So, if someone becomes aware of his brother's sins and realizes that nobody except him has seen him committing the sin, then he should keep the sin a secret. He should not encourage people towards sins by exposing his faults. Allah, the Exalted, has not only condemned committing sins in the Qur'aan but He has also condemned those people who mention sins in public. He said: "Verily, those who like that Fahishah should be circulated among those who believe, they will have a painful torment." [(24): 19] meaning, those who like to see evil talk about them (the believers) appear. [Tafseer Ibn Katheer]

Allah says in Soorah an-Nisa (4): 148, "Allah does not like that evil should be uttered in public except by him who has been wronged."

Ibn Abbas (radiyallahu anhu) commented on this verse, "Allah does not like that anyone should invoke Him against anyone else, unless one was wronged. In this case, Allah allows one to invoke Him against whoever wronged him…Yet, it is better for one if he observes patience." [Tafseer Ibn Katheer]

Today sins have become widespread in the society because we have forgotten the teachings of Allah's Messenger (salallahu alaihe wa-sallam), who discouraged people from revealing one's mistakes and sins as well as others. As a result, people have lost the fear of committing not only minor sins but even major sins - Moreover, we find people proudly attributing sins to themselves!!

Today, there are also many novel channels through which sins are propagated in the society; like such book, magazines and television programs that mention the crimes of others, illicit acts, and immorality under the name of creating awareness among the people. These programs which are meant to help the people against the crimes are in reality, helping the crime to spread fast in the society! Crimes, which were previously unknown to people have become common offense! It is therefore necessary for the Muslims to avoid all such avenues which may lead to the destruction of our Muslim Ummah.

Lecture by Allama Ehsan Ilahi Zaheer (rahimahullah)
awaaid wa-Fawaaid min al-Arabeen an-Nawawi by Shaikh Nathim Sultan
Tafseer Ibn Katheer, and others.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

:: The Secret Of Kaaba Miracles ::

Assalam Alaikum,

Just wanting to share with you the first video which was shown to me and got intrigued by it! This video brings back memories... =D

But I have no idea why I can't find the movie... Is it shown? Or was it banned?

Khadjiah C.

:: Zamzam water positive effect on human cells ::

Assalam Alaikum,

The work of Allah(SWT) is soOOOooo wonderful! Science can only prove soOooo little... Listening to Dr. Knut Pfeiffer makes me feel soOooo blessed to be a muslim! =D

Dr. Knut Pfeiffer, is Christian German doctor specialist in internal medicine. For more info: . He has discovered that Zamam water has far more positive effect on human cells than regular drinking water from Munich, Germany. He also believes that Islamic prayers are more positive effect on the energy and thus health than Christian prayers.

He has also include energy forces on prayers.

Khadjiah C.

:: Sad case of reversion ::

Assalam Alaikum,

This is an article about how the reversion of a girl turned sour.

The main gist of the story is how this girl went missing and was found in an Islam center and was apparently being converted to a Muslim... A big issue arose and guess what? When she was taken for treatment... This was what reported...

"According to test results, doctors report confirmed the same day (January 10) Lin Xiaowei cases do state of intoxication, mental depression out of control (major depression disordered), eyes down no eye contact (eyes looking down the floor and no moderate eyes contact). "

Sound familiar eh? hahahaha~ I was told the same when I broke the news to my familiar~

Of course, in the stress which she was under... She would be depressed!!!

I do not really know what is the real cause and should not speculate and make guesses...

O you who believe! If a Fasiq (liar - evil person) comes to you with any news, verify it, lest you should harm people in ignorance, and afterwards you become regretful for what you have done.
( سورة الحجرات , Al-Hujraat, Chapter #49, Verse #6)

May Allah(SWT) keep us firm on that path and let our heart not swerve after receiving guidance... Ameen!

Khadjiah C.