الخميس، 4 ديسمبر 2014


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Alif. Lam. Ra. These are verses of the Scripture and a plain Reading.

It may be that those who disbelieve wish ardently that they were Muslims.

Let them eat and enjoy life, and let (false) hope beguile them. They will come to know!

And We destroyed no township but there was a known decree for it.

No nation can outstrip its term nor can they lag behind.

And they say: O thou unto whom the Reminder is revealed, lo! thou art indeed a madman!

Why bringest thou not angels unto us, if thou art of the truthful ?

We send not down the angels save with the Fact, and in that case (the disbelievers) would not be tolerated.

Lo! We, even We, reveal the Reminder, and lo! We verily are its Guardian.

We verily sent (messengers) before thee among the factions of the men of old.

And never came there unto them a messenger but they did mock him.

Thus do We make it traverse the hearts of the guilty:

They believe not therein, though the example of the men of old hath gone before.

And even if We opened unto them a gate of heaven and they kept mounting through it,

They would say: Our sight is wrong - nay, but we are folk bewitched.

And verily in the heaven we have set mansions of the stars, and We have beautified it for beholders.

And We have guarded it from every outcast devil,

Save him who stealeth the hearing, and them doth a clear flame pursue.

And the earth have We spread out, and placed therein firm hills, and caused each seemly thing to grow therein.

And we have given unto you livelihoods therein, and unto those for whom ye provide not.

And there is not a thing but with Us are the stores thereof. And we send it not down save in appointed measure.

And We send the winds fertilising, and cause water to descend from the sky, and give it you to drink. It is not ye who are the holders of the store thereof.

Lo! and it is We, even We, Who quicken and give death, and We are the Inheritor.

And verily We know the eager among you and verily We know the laggards.

Lo! thy Lord will gather them together. Lo! He is Wise, Aware.

Verily We created man of potter’s clay of black mud altered,

And the jinn did We create aforetime of essential fire.

And (remember) when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am creating a mortal out of potter’s clay of black mud altered,

So, when I have made him and have breathed into him of My Spirit, do ye fall down, prostrating yourselves unto him.

So the angels fell prostrate, all of them together

Save Iblis. He refused to be among the prostrate.

He said: O Iblis! What aileth thee that thou art not among the prostrate ?

He said: I am not one to prostrate myself unto a mortal whom Thou hast created out of potter’s clay of black mud altered!

He said: Then go thou forth from hence, for lo! thou art outcast.

And lo! the curse shall be upon thee till the Day of Judgment.

He said: My Lord! Reprieve me till the day when they are raised.

He said: Then lo! thou art of those reprieved

Till the Day of appointed time.

He said: My Lord! Because Thou hast sent me astray, I verily shall adorn the path of error for them in the earth, and shall mislead them every one,

Save such of them as are Thy perfectly devoted slaves.

He said: This is a right course incumbent upon Me:

Lo! as for My slaves, thou hast no power over any of them save such of the froward as follow thee,

And lo! for all such, hell will be the promised place.

It hath seven gates, and each gate hath an appointed portion.

Lo! those who ward off (evil) are among gardens and watersprings.

(And it is said unto them): Enter them in peace, secure.

And We remove whatever rancour may be in their breasts. As brethren, face to face, (they rest) on couches raised.

Toil cometh not unto them there, nor will they be expelled from thence.

Announce, (O Muhammad) unto My slaves that verily I am the Forgiving, the Merciful,

And that My doom is the dolorous doom.

And tell them of Abraham’s guests,

(How) when they came in unto him, and said: Peace. He said: Lo! we are afraid of you.

They said: Be not afraid! Lo! we bring thee good tidings of a boy possessing wisdom.

He said: Bring ye me good tidings (of a son) when old age hath overtaken me ? Of what then can ye bring good tidings ?

They said: We bring thee good tidings in truth. So be not thou of the despairing.

He said: And who despaireth of the mercy of his Lord save those who are astray ?

He said: And afterward what is your business, O ye messengers (of Allah) ?

They said: We have been sent unto a guilty folk,

(All) save the family of Lot. Them we shall deliver every one,

Except his wife, of whom We had decreed that she should be of those who stay behind.

And when the messengers came unto the family of Lot,

He said: Lo! ye are folk unknown (to me).

They said: Nay, but we bring thee that concerning which they keep disputing,

And bring thee the Truth, and lo! we are truth-tellers.

So travel with thy household in a portion of the night, and follow thou their backs. Let none of you turn round, but go whither ye are commanded.

And We made plain the case to him, that the root of them (who did wrong) was to be cut at early morn.

And the people of the city came, rejoicing at the news (of new arrivals).

He said: Lo! they are my guests. Affront me not!

And keep your duty to Allah, and shame me not!

They said; Have we not forbidden you from (entertaining) anyone ?

He said: Here are my daughters, if ye must be doing (so).

By thy life (O Muhammad) they moved blindly in the frenzy of approaching death.

Then the (Awful) Cry overtook them at the sunrise.

And We utterly confounded them, and We rained upon them stones of heated clay.

Lo! therein verily are portents for those who read the signs.

And lo! it is upon a road still uneffaced.

Lo! therein is indeed a portent for believers.

And the dwellers in the wood indeed were evil-doers.

So we took vengeance on them; and lo! they both are on a high-road plain to see.

And the dwellers in Al-Hijr denied (Our) messengers.

And we gave them Our revelations, but they were averse to them.

And they used to hew out dwellings from the hills, (wherein they dwelt) secure.

But the (Awful) Cry overtook them at the morning hour,

And that which they were wont to count as gain availed them not.

We created not the heavens and the earth and all that is between them save with truth, and lo! the Hour is surely coming. So forgive, (O Muhammad), with a gracious forgiveness.

Lo! Thy Lord! He is the All-Wise Creator.

We have given thee seven of the oft-repeated (verses) and the great Qur’an.

Strain not thine eyes toward that which We cause some wedded pairs among them to enjoin, and be not grieved on their account, and lower thy wing (in tenderness) for the believers.

And say: Lo! I, even I, am a plain warner,

Such as We send down for those who make division,

Those who break the Qur’an into parts.

Them, by thy Lord, We shall question, every one,

Of what they used to do.

So proclaim that which thou art commanded, and withdraw from the idolaters.

Lo! We defend thee from the scoffers,

Who set some other god along with Allah. But they will come to know.

Well know We that thy bosom is oppressed by what they say,

But hymn the praise of thy Lord, and be of those who make prostration (unto Him).

And serve thy Lord till the Inevitable cometh unto thee.

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The Modern Islamic Home: Aspects and Principles (Part II)

The Modern Islamic Home: Aspects and Principles (Part II)

For Part I, click HERE
Maintaining Wife and Raising Children
The treatment of the wife and children is a determining factor on the Day of Judgment that can tip the scale.  Thus, they have rights that must be properly maintained, cared for and given priority.  If the  is not providing a positive spiritual environment for the wife and children, then this will harm the entire family.
Narrated `Abdullah bin `Umar MALE radi-allahu-anhu : The  SAW said, “Everyone of you is a guardian and everyone of you is responsible (for his wards). A ruler is a guardian and is responsible(for his subjects); a man is a guardian of his family and responsible (for them); a wife is a guardian of her husband’s house and she is responsible (for it), a slave is a guardian of his master’s property and is responsible (for that). Beware! All of you are guardians and are responsible (for your wards).
Abu Sa’id MALE radi-allahu-anhu narrated, ‘Zainab, the wife of Ibn Mas’ud MALE radi-allahu-anhu came along and said to the Prophet “O Messenger of Allah SAW ! You have commanded us today to give Sadaqah (). I have some jewelry of mine and I wanted to give it as Sadaqah, but Ibn Mas’ud claims that he and his children are the most entitled to my Sadaqah. (deserve it more than anyone else.)’ The Messenger of Allah SAW said: “Ibn Mas’ud is right. Your husband and your children are more deserving.’’ Related by Al-Bukhari.
Removing Extravagant Indulgences of the World
Things like gold and  utensils, and silk clothing are indulgences which are not befitting of us to have for this world but these things are for the hereafter. Even the wrong type of music, television and/or video games can very much pollute and harm the environment of a home. Wasting time, focusing on excessive materialism and competing in worldly matters that are prohibited takes our focus away from competing in good deeds for the hereafter.
It was narrated that Hudhaifah MALE radi-allahu-anhu said: “The Messenger of Allah SAW forbade drinking from vessels of gold and silver. He said: “They are for them in this world and for you in the Hereafter.’” – 
“Then you will surely be asked that Day about pleasure.” – (At-Takathur 102:8)
Cleanliness is a clear part of Islam without which our prayers are not accepted, the punishment of the grave becomes a serious risk and our physical and spiritual health will be degraded.
Abu Malik at-Ash’ari MALE radi-allahu-anhu reported: The Messenger of Allah SAW said: Cleanliness is half of  and al-Hamdu Liliah (Praise be to Allah) fills the scale, and Subhan Allah (Glory be to Allah) and al-Hamdu Liliah (Praise be to Allah) fill up what is between the heavens and the earth, and prayer is a light, and charity is proof (of one’s ) and endurance is a brightness and the Holy Qur’an is a proof on your behalf or against you. All men go out early in the morning and sell themselves, thereby setting themselves free or destroying themselves. – Muslim 223
Functionality Especially in Terms of Safety and 
The  itself makes mention of the safety of a home and thus, it is a priority especially in terms of the construction.  Privacy is also emphasized as it is a great part of the etiquette of the home, when it comes to women and children, and the various functions of the entryway, living room, the kitchen, the bedroom and the bathroom.  The functionality should be maximized with safety and privacy being the foremost guiding  followed by utilizing the home in a way to avoid .
“Then is one who laid the foundation of his building on righteousness [with fear] from Allah and [seeking] His approval better or one who laid the foundation of his building on the edge of a bank about to collapse, so it collapsed with him into the fire of Hell? And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.” – (At-Tawbah 9:109).
Narrated Jabir MALE radi-allahu-anhu : “The Messenger of Allah SAW prohibited that a man sleep on a  without something to obstruct him (so that he will not roll off and fall).” – Tirmidhi
Striving for Perfection
The home is a place to be perfected so that its maintenance can be an act of worship and more good deeds will hopefully come from it by not being distracted or bogged down with unimportant things.  It needs to make us productive so we can make it our basis for being firm in the path of Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala .
Abu Sa’id (Al Khudri) MALE radi-allahu-anhu reported The Prophet SAW was asked “Which believers are most perfect in respect of faith? He replied “A man who strives in the path of Allah with his life and property and a man who worships Allah in a mountain valley where he protects the people from his evil.””- Abu Dawud.
The Islamic home requires a moderate balance and a spiritual feel to ward off Shaitan-the rejected, and to promote a positive, productive, stable, spiritual, intellectual and focused atmosphere.  Modern electronic devices such as televisions, gaming systems, computers, radios and the like must currently be very constrained to the few good uses when most of what can come through them would be otherwise totally materialistic and send un-Islamic messages.  The home is not a place for laziness, indulgence, sinning in secret, wasting time or foul acts.
The home must be a place of worship, a classroom, a place of taking care of the necessities of life, a place of close family relationships, a place for rest, a place for work, a place for drawing near to Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala even when no one else can see, a place of thinking, a place of upbringing steadfast and upright Muslim children. The home is the place we always return to in this world while the hereafter is the place we will certainly return to, after our death.  Thus, it is a temporary resting place for us given as sustenance from Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala which we should use to prepare for the final resting place to come.
In the future, the manners and etiquette along with the specific details of each part of the home will be analyzed as well as some tools that would make excellent reminders (especially for those who don’t have access to sufficient authentic knowledge) to maximize their nearness to Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala through dua’a and actions in accordance with the Sunnah.
May Allah Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala grant homes filled with blessings and mercy to all those who seek His favor. Ameen1
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Gregory Morse is a Muslim originally from Los Angeles, California, USA. He graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering from Lehigh University and worked several years as a software engineer before embracing Islam in 2010 officially in Malaysia. He is currently pursuing an BMAIS at Islamic Online University while studying with a shaykh in Fez, Morocco to memorize the Qur'an and perfect his tajweed. His goal is to come up with fresh ideas and ways of thinking to apply Islam to the complexities of the modern world and to use the intellect, which is really a spiritual faculty to solve problems and shape our world towards Islamic ideals that will solve many of the crisis encountered in these modern times. A researcher, a thinker, and also combining his computer experience to do practical work from da'wah videos, to writing articles to maintaining a website at www.islamsource.info to carry out research towards building reusable and general patterns that would advance Islamic software and sciences in the computer age. He hopes Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala will accept the effort and give hidayah to many people.
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