Fabrication or modification of any sort in the religion of Islam is a bidaah and is therefore prohibited. Allah subhanahu wa Ta’Alaah in Surah Al’ An’am’s ayah # 93 has said,
“And who can be more unjust than he who invents a lie against Allah, or says: “A revelation has come to me” whereas no Revelation has come to him in anything; and who says, “I will reveal the like of what Allah has revealed.” And if you could but see when the Zalimun (polytheists & wrongdoers) are in the agonies of death, while the angels are stretching forth their hands (saying): “Deliver your souls! This day you shall be recompensed with the torment of regradation because of what you used to utter against Allah other than the truth. And you used to reject His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) with disrespect!”
May Allah keep us all in His hifzoamaan, and may He guide us towards Siraatal- Mustaqeem, the Straight Path.
Imtiyaz Damiel wrote:
The following report on the merits of fasting is being circulated via emails and text messages, with some even quoting it from the pulpit! The narration is baseless and has no authentic chain. The report should NOT be forwarded on to others unless you are pointing out its fabrication.
“Once Mūsā (peace be upon him) asked Allah: O Allah ! You have granted me the honor and privilege of talking to you directly, Have you given this privilege to any other person? Allah replied, O! Mūsā during the last period I am going to send a nation, who will be the nation of Muḥammad (peace be upon him) with dry lips, parched tongues, emaciated body with eyes sunken deep into their sockets, with livers dry and stomachs suffering the pangs of hunger- will call out to me (in supplication) they will be much closer to me than you O Mūsā! While you speak to me there are 70000 veils between you and me, but at the time of ifṭār (fast breaking) there will not be a single veil between me and the fasting person from the nation of Muḥammad (peace be upon him) O! Mūsā I have taken upon myself the responsibility that at the time of ifṭār I will never refuse the supplication of a fasting person!”
Ramadan Mabrook to All!
Special thanks to Nabia Lakhani for sharing this text message. May Allah bless her always. Ameen.
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- Keep free from eating high- calorie flesh (Gossip/gheebah)* of others no matter how juicy!
- Switch to Fat Free Truths!
- Avoid artificial Tempers.
- Do voice therapy by reciting the Qura’an.
- Purify your eyes by crying in Dua.
- Do Hand Reflexology on Tasbeehs.
- Brighten your smile by using a Miswaak.
- Take your weight off your shoulders by paying your Zakaat.
- Shrug off those extra Kilos of Sins by Repenting!
May Allah accept all good we do in Ramadan! InshAllah & Ameen! 🙂
*gossip >gheebah : Backbiting; Gheebah or backbiting means speaking about a Muslim in his absence and saying things that he would not like to have spread around or mentioned. Buhtaan or slander means saying things about a Muslim that are not true, or in other words telling lies about him. Nameemah or malicious gossip means telling one person what another said in order to cause trouble between them.
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allaah. Verily, Allaah is the One Who forgives and accepts repentance, Most Merciful”
Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said:
Whoever wrongs a person by slandering him, backbiting about him or insulting him, then repents, Allaah will accept his repentance, but if the one who was wronged finds out about that, he has the right to settle the score. But if he slandered him or backbit about him and the person did not hear of that, then there are two views according to the scholars, both of which were narrated from Ahmad, the more correct of which is that he should not tell him that he spoke against him in his absence. It was said that he should rather speak well of him in his absence just as he spoke badly of him in his absence, as al-Hasan al-Basri said: the expiation for gheebah is to pray for forgiveness for the person about whom you backbit.
Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 3/291
And Allaah knows best.
References taken from: http://islamqa.com/en/ref/23328/backbiting
It is finally here! My favorite month besides rabbi ulawwal! And the most special thing about this month for me is that I feel the closest to Allah.
Wishing a Blessed Ramadan to all Muslims across the globe! May Allah accept our fasts and duas..n give us all a chance to not just be better Muslims, but humans as well. InshAllah and Ameen!
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to tell his Companions the good news of the onset of Ramadaan, and urge them to make the most of it. Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said:
“The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said,
‘There has come to you Ramadaan, a blessed month. Allaah has made it obligatory on you to fast (this month). During it the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are locked, and the devils are chained up. In it there is a night that is better than a thousand months, and whoever is deprived of its goodness is deprived indeed.'”
(Reported by al-Nisaa’i, 4/129; Saheeh al-Targheeb, 1/490)
And Allaah knows best!