Almighty Allah says (what can be translated as): “O you who have believed, do not make allies of a people with whom Allah has become angry. They have despaired of [reward in] the Hereafter just as the disbelievers have despaired of [meeting] the inhabitants of the graves.” (Al-Mumtahanah: 13)
After the previous command to the believers not to take Allah’s enemies and their enemies as allies and not to extend affection to them in the beginning of the Surah, Almighty Allah confirms this command by calling the believers not to make allies of a people with whom Allah has become angry and so they deserve to be deprived of Allah’s mercy. Allah orders them not to take friends from those disbelievers or tell them things that harm Islam and Muslims. Those disbelievers are hopeless of the reward and survival in the Hereafter because of their stubbornness and insistence on disbelieving and denying Allah’s Messenger, just as they are hopeless of meeting and seeing the dead in the Hereafter because they do not believe in the resurrection and judgment of the people by Almighty Allah. Continue reading
But those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism) and do deeds of righteousness, We shall admit them to Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), abiding therein forever. Therein they
shall have Azwajun Mutahharatun (purified mates or wives), and We shall admit them to shades wide and ever deepening (Paradise).
It is known that the honor of seeking knowledge depends on the branch being sought. There is no branch of knowledge more honorable or sublime than that relating to Allah and His Attributes. This branch of knowledge instills Allah’s fear and love into Muslims’ heart. Owing to the lofty status of this branch of knowledge the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to mention this honor before his Companions saying, “I am the most fearing of Allah and knowledgeable of Him than all of you do” [Bukhari].
The virtue of this branch of knowledge, i.e. knowing the Attributes of Allah, springs from the purpose for which people are created; to worship Allah Almighty. None can worship Allah without knowing Him. The more we know Allah, the greater our worship will be. Therefore, it is necessary for whoever wishes to delve into branches of knowledge and worship Allah to ponder over His Names and Attributes. Getting acquainted with Allah’s Names and Attributes are two great branches of knowledge that draw a Muslim nearer to His Lord.
To facilitate the means towards grasping this branch of knowledge, we compiled the Dictionary of the Attributes of Allah. We were concerned to include most of the authentic texts from the Qur’an, Sunnah and authentic reports of the predecessors. We mentioned the interpretations of these Attributes as stated by the scholars.
There are some important rules that regulate and clarify this work as follows: Continue reading
One of the necessary aspects of this brotherhood is love. That is, it is an obligation upon all Muslims to love their brother Muslims. In fact, they should love them in a manner similar to the way they care for themselves. As the Prophet, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, said:
“None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Saheeh Muslim)
A second necessary aspect of this brotherhood is mutual support, aid and assistance. When his brother is being oppressed or wronged, he comes to his aid and assistance with his wealth and soul, if possible. This is described, for example, in the following verses:
“And what is wrong with you that you fight not in the Cause of God, and for those weak, ill-treated and oppressed among men, women and children, whose cry is, ‘Our Lord! Rescue us from this town whose people are oppressors, and raise for us from You one who will protect, and raise for us from You one who will help.’” (Quran 4:75) Continue reading
1) Oath by Fajr.
As Muslims, we are not allowed to take oaths by anyone other than Allah
But Allah, the Most Majestic can take an oath by anything he wishes
In the beginning of Surah Fajr, the 89th Chapter of the Qur’an, Allah begins the Surah by swearing upon the dawn (Fajr).
”By the dawn”
Every oath made by Allah in the Qur’an emphasises its importance and likewise, Allah has emphasised the time of Fajr
The two Suna.ا Rakahs of Fajr prayer are better than the entire world
2) In the Hadith of Aisha (May Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said“Two Rakahs of prayer before the Fajr (Fardh) prayer are better than the world and whatever is in it”
Our prophet always prayed these two Rakahs Sunah prayers of Fajr and never missed them including whilst travelling even though the concession was there to miss the Sunnah prayers. Continue reading