الثلاثاء، 23 أبريل، 2013

hadith


Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If one of you were to carry a bundle of firewood on his back and sell it, that would be better for him than begging a man who may or may not give him anything.”

Source: Sahih Muslim 1042

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Imam Muslim

أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ يَقُولُ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَأَنْ يَحْتَزِمَ أَحَدُكُمْ حُزْمَةً مِنْ حَطَبٍ فَيَحْمِلَهَا عَلَى ظَهْرِهِ فَيَبِيعَهَا خَيْرٌ لَهُ مِنْ أَنْ يَسْأَلَ رَجُلًا يُعْطِيهِ أَوْ يَمْنَعُهُ

1042 صحيح مسلم كِتَاب الزَّكَاةِ من أن يسأل رجلا أعطاه أو منعه ذلك فإن اليد العليا أفضل من اليد السفلى وابدأ بمن تعول

find the light


When the world is dark, find the light inside.

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285- آمَنَ الرَّسُولُ بِمَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ رَبِّهِ وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ ۚ كُلٌّ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَمَلَائِكَتِهِ وَكُتُبِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍ مِنْ رُسُلِهِ ۚ وَقَالُوا سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا ۖ غُفْرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ
The Messenger believeth in what hath been revealed to him from his Lord, as do the men of faith. Each one (of them) believeth in Allah, His angels, His books, and His messengers. "We make no distinction (they say) between one and another of His messengers." And they say: "We hear, and we obey: (We seek) Thy forgiveness, our Lord, and to Thee is the end of all journeys."
286- لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا ۚ لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتْ وَعَلَيْهَا مَا اكْتَسَبَتْ ۗ رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِنْ نَسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ ۖ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا ۚ أَنْتَ مَوْلَانَا فَانْصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ
On no soul doth Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns. (Pray:) "Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden Like that which Thou didst lay on those before us; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; Help us against those who stand against faith

Original SIN ☛ Follow Jesus or Follow Paul?

Photo: Original SIN ☛ Follow Jesus or Follow Paul?
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◔ PAUL TESTAMENT

☛ Rom. 5:12, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned"

☛ Rom. 5:19, "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners"

☛ 1 Cor. 15:22 "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive."

No amount of hype or theological double-talk changes the fact this whole concept is immoral and unjust. Punishing millions of people for the acts of one is irrational. The concept of Original Sin is unsupported in the Jewish scriptures:

◔ OLD TESTAMENT

☛ Deut. 24:16, "The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

☛ 2 Kings 14:6, But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin."

☛ Ezek. 18:20 "The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him."

☛ Ezek.33:20, "Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways."

☛ Jer. 31:29-30 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge. But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge."

◔ NEW TESTAMENT

(◑_o Even Jesus doesn't know about Original Sin o_◐)

☛ Then he said, "I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. [Matthew 18:3]

Even the Bible proves the concept false and the invention of mainly Paul. The individual is responsible only for their conduct, not that of others and certainly not Adam according to the Old Testament. Christians can't even agree on the subject and their interpretation (in particular Augustine) flatly contradicts the Old Testament. The whole idea is just nonsense and has no Biblical support outside Paul, a man that never even met Jesus.
Ezekiel 18:20 said; ".....the son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father,nor the father for the iniquity of the son..."why are we said to be suffering from the original iniquity of ADAM and EVE? Quran said in 2:37 that they were both forgiven.
Original SIN ☛ Follow Jesus or Follow Paul?
↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓↓ ↓ ↓

◔ PAUL TESTAMENT

☛ Rom. 5:12, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned"

☛ Rom. 5:19, "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners"

☛ 1 Cor. 15:22 "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive."

No amount of hype or theological double-talk changes the fact this whole concept is immoral and unjust. Punishing millions of people for the acts of one is irrational. The concept of Original Sin is unsupported in the Jewish scriptures:

◔ OLD TESTAMENT

☛ Deut. 24:16, "The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

☛ 2 Kings 14:6, But the children of the murderers he slew not: according unto that which is written in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor the children be put to death for the fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin."

☛ Ezek. 18:20 "The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him."

☛ Ezek.33:20, "Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways."

☛ Jer. 31:29-30 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge. But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge."

◔ NEW TESTAMENT

(◑_o Even Jesus doesn't know about Original Sin o_◐)

☛ Then he said, "I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. [Matthew 18:3]

Even the Bible proves the concept false and the invention of mainly Paul. The individual is responsible only for their conduct, not that of others and certainly not Adam according to the Old Testament. Christians can't even agree on the subject and their interpretation (in particular Augustine) flatly contradicts the Old Testament. The whole idea is just nonsense and has no Biblical support outside Paul, a man that never even met Jesus.

son of adam


Son of Adam ! Know that the angel of death who has been assigned to you has not ceased to pass you and move on to others, ever since you have been in this world. But it is as if he is about to pass someone else and move on to target you, so be careful and prepare for him (by correcting your deeds). And do not forget him, for he does not forget you. And know O son of Adam, if you are heedless about yourself and do not prepare, no one else will prepare for you. You must meet Allah the Mighty and Majestic, So take for yourself and do not leave it to someone else. Peace be on you.

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“Allah is very Gracious and Kind to His slaves”

[al-Shoora 42:19]

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“Allah is very Gracious and Kind to His slaves”

[al-Shoora 42:19]

supplication upon wearing new clothes


Supplication upon wearing new clothes: It is narrated on the authority of Abu Saeed al-Khudree (may Allah be pleased with him) who said that when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu 'alayhi wa salam used to wear new clothing, he would name it by its name either qamees (shirt) or 'imaamah (turban) then say: "O Allah for you is praise! You clothed me it and I ask you for its good and the for what it was made for. And I seek refuge in you from its evil and the evil of what it has been created for" [Abu dawood: 4020]

Knowledge


Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah):

"Knowledge cannot be acquired except through learning, and learning requires diligence, effort, time, and it requires understanding and attentiveness of the heart. This is learning."

[Sharh ul-Usool ith-Thalaathah, Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan]

اللَّهُمَّ احْفَظنِي بالإسلامِ قائماً، واحفظني بالإسلام قاعداً، واحفظني بالإسلام راقداً، ولا تُشمِتْ بي عدواً ولا حاسداً، اللَّهُمَّ إنِّي أسألُكَ من كُلِّ خيْرٍ خزائنُهُ بيدِكَ، وأعوذُ بِك من كُلِّ شرٍّ خزائِنُهُ بيدِكَ

لا اله الا الله

A REVELATION - ABU LAHAB


A REVELATION - ABU LAHAB

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had an uncle by the name of Abu Lahab. This man hated Islam to such an extent that he used to follow the Prophet around in order to discredit him. If Abu Lahab saw the Prophet (pbuh) speaking to a stranger, he would wait until they parted and the would go to the stranger and ask him, “What did he tell you? Did he say, ‘Black’? Well, it’s white. Did he say ‘morning’? Well, it’s night.” He faithfully said the exact opposite of whatever he heard Muhammad (pbuh) and the Muslims say. However, about ten years before Abu Lahab died, a little chapter in the Quran (Surah al-Lahab, 111) was revealed about him. It distinctly stated that he would go to the fire (i.e., Hell). In other words, it affirmed that he would never become a Muslim and would therefore be condemned forever. For ten years all Abu Lahab had to do was say, “I heard that it has been revealed to Muhammad that I will never change - that I will never become a Muslim and will enter the Hellfire. Well, I want to become Muslim now. How do you like that? What do you think of your divine revelation now?” But he never did that. And yet, that is exactly the kind of behavior one would have expected from him since he always sought to contradict Islam.

In essence, Muhammad (pbuh) said, “You hate me and you want to finish me? Here, say these words, and I am finished. Come on, say them!” But Abu Lahab never said them. Ten years! And in all that time he never accepted Islam or even became sympathetic to the Islamic cause.

How could Muhammad (pbuh) possibly have known for sure that Abu Lahab would fulfil the Quranic revelation if he (i.e., Muhammad) was not truly the messenger of Allah? How could he possibly have been so confident as to give someone 10 years to discredit his claim of prophethood? The only answer is that he was Allah’s messenger; for in order to put forth such a risky challenge, one has to be entirely convinced that he has a 
Photo: A REVELATION - ABU LAHAB

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had an uncle by the name of Abu Lahab. This man hated Islam to such an extent that he used to follow the Prophet around in order to discredit him. If Abu Lahab saw the Prophet (pbuh) speaking to a stranger, he would wait until they parted and the would go to the stranger and ask him, “What did he tell you? Did he say, ‘Black’? Well, it’s white. Did he say ‘morning’? Well, it’s night.” He faithfully said the exact opposite of whatever he heard Muhammad (pbuh) and the Muslims say. However, about ten years before Abu Lahab died, a little chapter in the Quran (Surah al-Lahab, 111) was revealed about him. It distinctly stated that he would go to the fire (i.e., Hell). In other words, it affirmed that he would never become a Muslim and would therefore be condemned forever. For ten years all Abu Lahab had to do was say, “I heard that it has been revealed to Muhammad that I will never change - that I will never become a Muslim and will enter the Hellfire. Well, I want to become Muslim now. How do you like that? What do you think of your divine revelation now?” But he never did that. And yet, that is exactly the kind of behavior one would have expected from him since he always sought to contradict Islam.

In essence, Muhammad (pbuh) said, “You hate me and you want to finish me? Here, say these words, and I am finished. Come on, say them!” But Abu Lahab never said them. Ten years! And in all that time he never accepted Islam or even became sympathetic to the Islamic cause.

How could Muhammad (pbuh) possibly have known for sure that Abu Lahab would fulfil the Quranic revelation if he (i.e., Muhammad) was not truly the messenger of Allah? How could he possibly have been so confident as to give someone 10 years to discredit his claim of prophethood? The only answer is that he was Allah’s messenger; for in order to put forth such a risky challenge, one has to be entirely convinced that he has a divine revelation.divine revelation.

How to do Ghusl (Full Ablution).


How to do Ghusl (Full Ablution).

1. Form the intention in the heart to purify oneself from major impurity: janaabah (impurity following sexual discharge), menses or nifaas (postpartum bleeding).
2. Then say Bismillah (in your heart while in bathroom) and wash the hands three times, then wash any dirt from the private part.
3. Then do wudoo’ as for prayer, a complete wudoo’.
4. Then pour water over the head three times, and rub the hair so that the water reaches the roots of the hair.
5. Then wash the body, making sure that the water reaches all parts, starting with the right side of the body and then the left, and rubbing it with the hands so that the water reaches the entire body.

What are the things that make Ghusl (Full Ablution) obligatory?.You can read from here (http://islamqa.com/en/ref/93027/Ghusl)

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"Those (believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said, 'Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them." But it (only) increased them (believers) in Faith, and they said: "Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)." {Quran 3:173}

ٱلَّذِينَ قَالَ لَهُمُ ٱلنَّاسُ إِنَّ ٱلنَّاسَ قَدۡ جَمَعُواْ لَكُمۡ فَٱخۡشَوۡهُمۡ فَزَادَهُمۡ إِيمَـٰنً۬ا وَقَالُواْ حَسۡبُنَا ٱللَّهُ وَنِعۡمَ ٱلۡوَڪِيلُ

thorn


Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No believer is pricked by a thorn or more, except that Allah will raise him one degree in status or He will erase a sin.”

Source: Sahih Muslim 2572

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Imam Muslim

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم مَا يُصِيبُ الْمُؤْمِنَ مِنْ شَوْكَةٍ فَمَا فَوْقَهَا إِلاَّ رَفَعَهُ اللَّهُ بِهَا دَرَجَةً أَوْ حَطَّ عَنْهُ بِهَا خَطِيئَةً

2572 صحيح مسلم كِتَاب الْبِرِّ وَالصِّلَةِ وَالْآدَابِ ما من مسلم يشاك شوكة فما فوقها إلا كتبت له بها درجة ومحيت عنه بها خطيئة

disobeys


Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Everyone from my nation will enter Paradise except those who refuse.” They said, “O Messenger of Allah, who will refuse?” He said, “Whoever obeys me enters Paradise and whoever disobeys me has refused.”

Source: Sahih Bukhari 6851

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ كُلُّ أُمَّتِي يَدْخُلُونَ الْجَنَّةَ إِلَّا مَنْ أَبَى قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَمَنْ يَأْبَى قَالَ مَنْ أَطَاعَنِي دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ وَمَنْ عَصَانِي فَقَدْ أَبَى

Hasten to do good deeds


عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال : [ بادروا بالأعمال سبعا : هل تنتظرون إلا فقرا منسيا أو غنى مطغيا أو مرضا مفسدا أو هرما مفندا أو موتا مجهزا أو الدجال فشر غائب ينتظر أو الساعة فالساعة أدهى وأمر ] رواه الترمذي وقال حديث حسن

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Hasten to do good deeds before you are overtaken by one of the seven afflictions.'' Then (giving a warning) he said, "Are you waiting for such poverty which will make you unmindful of devotion; or prosperity which will make you corrupt, or disease as will disable you, or such senility as will make you mentally unstable, or sudden death, or Ad-Dajjal who is the worst expected absent, or the Hour, and the Hour will be most grievous and most bitter".
[At-Tirmidhi].

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"Verily, We have revealed the Book to you in truth. So worship Allah, being sincere to Him in religion."

[Surah Az-Zumar 39:2]

إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ فَاعْبُدِ اللَّهَ مُخْلِصًا لَّهُ الدِّينَ

2 سورة الزمر

hadith

عن الزبير بن عدي قال : أتينا أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه فشكونا الذي نلقى من الحجاج . فقال : [ اصبروا فإنه لا يأتي زمان إلا والذي بعده شر منه حتى تلقوا ربكم ] سمعته من نبيكم صلى الله عليه و سلم . رواه البخاري

92. Az-Zubair bin `Adi said: We went to Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) and complained to him of suffering at the hands of Al-Hajjaj. He replied: "Show endurance, for no time will come but will be followed by one worse (than the present one) till you meet your Rubb. I heard this from your Prophet (PBUH)".
[Al-Bukhari].

We really have very little time. Turn to Allah before it's too late.


We really have very little time. Turn to Allah before it's too late.

The Prophet (Sal lal lahu Alaihi Wa sal lam) said,
"The Hour (Last Day) will not be established until

►knowledge (religious) will be taken away ,
►earthquakes will be very frequent,
► time will pass quickly,
►afflictions (problem or trouble) will appear,
► murders will increase and
... ►money will overflow amongst you."

[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 17, Number 146]

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Three Persons and the Cave:


Three Persons and the Cave:

Narrated Ibn 'Umar(may ALLAH be pleased with him): ALLAH's Apostle(peace and blessings of ALLAH be upon him) said,

"While three persons were traveling, they were overtaken by rain and they took shelter in a cave in a mountain. A big rock fell from the mountain over the mouth of the cave and blocked it. They said to each other. 'Think of such good (righteous) deeds which, you did for ALLAH's sake only, and invoke ALLAH by giving reference to those deeds so that ALLAH may relieve you from your difficulty.

One of them said, 'O ALLAH! I had my parents who were very old and I had small children for whose sake I used to work as a shepherd. When I returned to them at night and milked (the sheep), I used to start giving the milk to my parents first before giving to my children. And one day I went far away in search of a grazing place (for my sheep), and didn't return home till late at night and found that my parents had slept. I milked (my livestock) as usual and brought the milk vessel and stood at their heads, and I disliked to wake them up from their sleep, and I also disliked to give the milk to my children before my parents though my children were crying (from hunger) at my feet.So this state of mine and theirs continued till the day dawned. (O ALLAH!) If you considered that I had done that only for seeking Your pleasure, then please let there be an opening through which we can see the sky.' So ALLAH made for them an opening through which they could see the sky.

Then the second person said, 'O ALLAH! I had a she-cousin whom I loved as much as a passionate man love a woman. I tried to seduce her but she refused till I paid her one-hundred Dinars So I worked hard till I collected one hundred Dinars and went to her with that But when I sat with her, she said, 'O ALLAH's slave! Be afraid of ALLAH ! Do not deflower me except legally (by marriage contract). So I left her O ALLAH! If you considered that I had done that only for seeking Your pleasure then please let the rock move a little to have a (wider) opening.'So ALLAH shifted that rock to make the opening wider for them.

And the last (third) person said 'O ALLAH ! I employed a laborer for wages equal to a Faraq (a certain measure: of rice) and when he had finished his job he demanded his wages, but when I presented his due to him, he gave it up and refused to take it. Then I kept on sowing that rice for him (several times) till managed to buy with the price of the yield, some cows and their shepherd Later on the laborer came to me an said. '(O ALLAH's slave!) Be afraid o ALLAH, and do not be unjust to me an give me my due.' I said (to him). 'Go and take those cows and their shepherd. So he took them and went away. (So, O ALLAH!) If You considered that I had done that for seeking Your pleasure, then please remove the remaining part of the rock.' And so ALLAH released them (from their difficulty)."

Bukhari :: Book 34 - Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab) :: Hadith 418
Muslim :: Book 36 - The Book of Heart-Melting Traditions (Kitab Al-Riqaq) : Hadith 6607
Photo: Three Persons and the Cave:

Narrated Ibn 'Umar(may ALLAH be pleased with him): ALLAH's Apostle(peace and blessings of ALLAH be upon him) said,

"While three persons were traveling, they were overtaken by rain and they took shelter in a cave in a mountain. A big rock fell from the mountain over the mouth of the cave and blocked it. They said to each other. 'Think of such good (righteous) deeds which, you did for ALLAH's sake only, and invoke ALLAH by giving reference to those deeds so that ALLAH may relieve you from your difficulty.

One of them said, 'O ALLAH! I had my parents who were very old and I had small children for whose sake I used to work as a shepherd. When I returned to them at night and milked (the sheep), I used to start giving the milk to my parents first before giving to my children. And one day I went far away in search of a grazing place (for my sheep), and didn't return home till late at night and found that my parents had slept. I milked (my livestock) as usual and brought the milk vessel and stood at their heads, and I disliked to wake them up from their sleep, and I also disliked to give the milk to my children before my parents though my children were crying (from hunger) at my feet.So this state of mine and theirs continued till the day dawned. (O ALLAH!) If you considered that I had done that only for seeking Your pleasure, then please let there be an opening through which we can see the sky.' So ALLAH made for them an opening through which they could see the sky.

Then the second person said, 'O ALLAH! I had a she-cousin whom I loved as much as a passionate man love a woman. I tried to seduce her but she refused till I paid her one-hundred Dinars So I worked hard till I collected one hundred Dinars and went to her with that But when I sat with her, she said, 'O ALLAH's slave! Be afraid of ALLAH ! Do not deflower me except legally (by marriage contract). So I left her O ALLAH! If you considered that I had done that only for seeking Your pleasure then please let the rock move a little to have a (wider) opening.'So ALLAH shifted that rock to make the opening wider for them.

And the last (third) person said 'O ALLAH ! I employed a laborer for wages equal to a Faraq (a certain measure: of rice) and when he had finished his job he demanded his wages, but when I presented his due to him, he gave it up and refused to take it. Then I kept on sowing that rice for him (several times) till managed to buy with the price of the yield, some cows and their shepherd Later on the laborer came to me an said. '(O ALLAH's slave!) Be afraid o ALLAH, and do not be unjust to me an give me my due.' I said (to him). 'Go and take those cows and their shepherd. So he took them and went away. (So, O ALLAH!) If You considered that I had done that for seeking Your pleasure, then please remove the remaining part of the rock.' And so ALLAH released them (from their difficulty)."

Bukhari :: Book 34 - Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab) :: Hadith 418
Muslim :: Book 36 - The Book of Heart-Melting Traditions (Kitab Al-Riqaq) : Hadith 6607

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Its Shirk to Wear Rings or Threads or the Like as a Means of Prevention or Lifting of Afflictions:

Wearing a ring or string of any type, whether it is made of brass, copper, iron, or leather, with the intent of removing some ailment or protecting against something. Indeed this is a form of shirk

Allaah , says:
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" Say: "Tell me then, the things that you invoke besides Allaah - if Allaah intended some harm to me, could they remove His harm, or if He intended some mercy for me, could they withhold His Mercy?" Say: "Sufficient for me is Allaah; in Him those who trust [the true Believers] must put their trust."" (Qur'an 39:38)

In this verse, Allaah , Most Glorified, Most High commands His Prophet, Muhammad (SAWS) to reject those powerless, graven images worshipped by the polytheists, which can neither remove any harm which might befall a person by Allah's Decree, nor prevent any sustenance or blessings which might come to a person from Him. Then He commands him to place his trust in Allaah , for He is Sufficient to bring benefit or prevent harm for all who sincerely depend upon Him.

Relevance of This Verse to the Subject

That it proves that protection from harm is only from Allaah , and so entrusting oneself to any other protector - such as rings, threads etc. is an act of Shirk.

It is reported on the authority of Umran Ibn Husain (Son of Husain (R A)), that Allaah's Messenger (SAWS) saw a man with a brass ring in his hand, and he asked him: "What is this?" He replied: "It is for protection from al-waahinah(rheumatism)". The Prophet (SAWS) answered:

"Remove it at once, for verily, it will not increase you except in weakness, and were you to die whilst wearing it, you would never be successful." (Narrated by Ahmad, with an acceptable Sanad)

This hadith informs us that the Prophet (SAWS) saw a man with a brass ring in his hand, and he asked him for what purpose he was wearing it. The man answered that he was wearing it to protect him from illness, at which the Prophet (SAWS) ordered him to remove it and informed him that it would only cause him to become weak and not protect him from illness at all, and that should he die while wearing it and believing in its power to protect him, he would not succeed in the Hereafter, nor would he know eternal bliss.

It is reported by Ibn Abi Hatim, on the authority of Huzaifah (R A) that he saw a man with a thread in his hand to protect him from fever; he broke it and recited the Words of Allaah (SWT), Most High:

" And most of them do not believe in Allaah, except that they associate partners with Him" (Qur'an 12:106)

Conclusion:

This proves that wearing an amulet or talisman, believing that it can benefit one is an act of Shirk because benefits come only from Allaah , the Almighty, the All-powerful.

The use of threads as protection from harm is an act of Shirk, because protection from harm comes only from Allaah , the Almighty, the All-powerful.
Photo: Its Shirk to Wear Rings or Threads or the Like as a Means of Prevention or Lifting of Afflictions:

Wearing a ring or string of any type, whether it is made of brass, copper, iron, or leather, with the intent of removing some ailment or protecting against something. Indeed this is a form of shirk

Allaah , says:
...
" Say: "Tell me then, the things that you invoke besides Allaah - if Allaah intended some harm to me, could they remove His harm, or if He intended some mercy for me, could they withhold His Mercy?" Say: "Sufficient for me is Allaah; in Him those who trust [the true Believers] must put their trust."" (Qur'an 39:38)

In this verse, Allaah , Most Glorified, Most High commands His Prophet, Muhammad (SAWS) to reject those powerless, graven images worshipped by the polytheists, which can neither remove any harm which might befall a person by Allah's Decree, nor prevent any sustenance or blessings which might come to a person from Him. Then He commands him to place his trust in Allaah , for He is Sufficient to bring benefit or prevent harm for all who sincerely depend upon Him.

Relevance of This Verse to the Subject

That it proves that protection from harm is only from Allaah , and so entrusting oneself to any other protector - such as rings, threads etc. is an act of Shirk.

It is reported on the authority of Umran Ibn Husain (Son of Husain (R A)), that Allaah's Messenger (SAWS) saw a man with a brass ring in his hand, and he asked him: "What is this?" He replied: "It is for protection from al-waahinah(rheumatism)". The Prophet (SAWS) answered:

"Remove it at once, for verily, it will not increase you except in weakness, and were you to die whilst wearing it, you would never be successful." (Narrated by Ahmad, with an acceptable Sanad)

This hadith informs us that the Prophet (SAWS) saw a man with a brass ring in his hand, and he asked him for what purpose he was wearing it. The man answered that he was wearing it to protect him from illness, at which the Prophet (SAWS) ordered him to remove it and informed him that it would only cause him to become weak and not protect him from illness at all, and that should he die while wearing it and believing in its power to protect him, he would not succeed in the Hereafter, nor would he know eternal bliss.

It is reported by Ibn Abi Hatim, on the authority of Huzaifah (R A) that he saw a man with a thread in his hand to protect him from fever; he broke it and recited the Words of Allaah (SWT), Most High:

" And most of them do not believe in Allaah, except that they associate partners with Him" (Qur'an 12:106)

Conclusion:

This proves that wearing an amulet or talisman, believing that it can benefit one is an act of Shirk because benefits come only from Allaah , the Almighty, the All-powerful.

The use of threads as protection from harm is an act of Shirk, because protection from harm comes only from Allaah , the Almighty, the All-powerful.