torsdag 30 december 2010

Advice On Dealing With Anger




Advice On Dealing With Anger

Anger is one of the evil whispers of Shaytan, which leads to so many evils and tragedies, of which only Allah knows their full extent. For this reason Islam has a great deal to say about this bad characteristic, and the Prophet (saws) described cures for this “disease” and ways to limit its effects, among which are the following:

(1) Seeking refuge with Allah from the Shaytan:

Sulayman ibn Sard said: “I was sitting with the Prophet (saws), and two men were slandering one another. One of them was red in the face, and the veins on his neck were standing out. The Prophet (saws) said, ‘I know a word which, if he were to say it, what he feels would go away. If he said “I seek refuge with Allah from the Shaytan,” what he feels (i.e., his anger) would go away.’” (Reported by al-Bukhari, al-Fath, 6/337)

The Prophet (saws) said: “If a man gets angry and says, ‘I seek refuge with Allah,’ his anger will go away.” (Saheeh al-Jaami‘ al-Sagheer, no. 695)

(2) Keeping silent:

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “If any of you becomes angry, let him keep silent.” (Reported by Imam Ahmad, al-Musnad, 1/329; see also Sahih al-Jaami‘, 693, 4027)

This is because in most cases, the angry person loses self control and could utter words of kufr (from which we seek refuge with Allah), or curses, or the word of divorce (talaaq) which would destroy his home, or words of slander which would bring him the enmity and hatred of others. So, in short, keeping silent is the solution which helps one to avoid all that.

(3) Not moving:

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “If any of you becomes angry and he is standing, let him sit down, so his anger will go away; if it does not go away, let him lie down.”

The narrator of this hadeeth is Abu Dharr (may Allah be pleased with him), and there is a story connected to his telling of it: he was taking his camels to drink at a trough that he owned, when some other people came along and said (to one another), “Who can compete with Abu Dharr (in bringing animals to drink) and make his hair stand on end?” A man said, “I can,” so he brought his animals and competed with Abu Dharr, with the result that the trough was broken. (i.e., Abu Dharr was expecting help in watering his camels, but instead the man misbehaved and caused the trough to be broken). Abu Dharr was standing, so he sat down, then he laid down. Someone asked him, “O Abu Dharr, why did you sit down then lie down?” He said: “The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: . . .” and quoted the hadeeth. (The hadeeth and this story may be found in Musnad Ahmad, 5/152; see also Sahih al-Jaami‘, no. 694).

According to another report, Abu Dharr was watering his animals at the trough, when another man made him angry, so he sat down . . . (Fayd al-Qadeer, al-Manaawi, 1/408)

Among the benefits of this advice given by the Prophet (saws) is the fact that it prevents the angry person from going out of control, because he could strike out and injure someone, or even kill - as we will find out shortly - or he could destroy possessions and so on. Sitting down makes it less likely that he will become overexcited, and lying down makes it even less likely that he will do something crazy or harmful. Al-‘Allaamah al-Khattaabi, may Allah have mercy on him, said in his commentary on Aboo Daawood: “One who is standing is in a position to strike and destroy, while the one who is sitting is less likely to do that, and the one who is lying down can do neither. It is possible that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told the angry person to sit down or lie down so that he would not do something that he would later regret. And Allah knows best.”(Sunan Abee Daawood, with Ma‘aalim al-Sunan, 5/141)

(4) Following the advice of the Prophet (saws):

Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that a man said to the Prophet (saws), “Advise me.” He said, “Do not become angry.” The man repeated his request several times, and each time the Prophet (saws) told him, “Do not become angry.”(Reported by al-Bukhari, Fath al-Baaree, 10/456)

According to another report, the man said: “I thought about what the Prophet (saws) said, and I realized that anger combines all kinds of evil.”(Musnad Ahmad, 5/373)

(5) Do not become angry and Paradise will be yours (a saheeh hadeeth, see Saheeh al-Jaam‘, 7374. Ibn Hajr attributed it to al-Tabaraanee, see al-Fath 4/465):

Remembering what Allah has promised to the righteous (muttaqeen) who keep away from the causes of anger and struggle within themselves to control it, is one of the most effective ways of extinguishing the flames of anger. One of the ahaadeeth that describe the great reward for doing this is: “Whoever controls his anger at the time when he has the means to act upon it, Allah will fill his heart with contentment on the Day of Resurrection.”(Reported by al-Tabaraanee, 12/453, see also Sahih al-Jaami‘, 6518)

Another great reward is described in the Prophet’s (saws) words: “Whoever controls his anger at the time when he has the means to act upon it, Allah will call him before all of mankind on the Day of Resurrection, and will let him choose of the Hoor al-‘Ayn whoever he wants.”(Reported by Aboo Daawood, 4777, and others. It is classified as hasan in Sahih al-Jaami‘, 6518).

(6) Knowing the high status and advantages offered to those who control themselves:

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “The strong man is not the one who can overpower others (in wrestling); rather, the strong man is the one who controls himself when he gets angry.” (Reported by Ahmad, 2/236; the hadeeth is agreed upon) . The greater the anger, the higher the status of the one who controls himself. The Prophet (saws) said: “The strongest man is the one who, when he gets angry and his face reddens and his hackles rise, is able to defeat his anger.” (Reported by Imam Ahmad, 5/367, and classified as hasan in Saheeh al-Jaami‘, 3859)

Anas reported that the Prophet (saws) passed by some people who were wrestling. He asked, “What is this?” They said: “So-and-so is the strongest, he can beat anybody.” The Prophet (saws) said, “Shall I not tell you who is even stronger then him? The man who, when he is mistreated by another, controls his anger, has defeated his own Shaytan and the Shaytan of the one who made him angry.”(Reported by al-Bazzaar, and Ibn Hajr said its isnaad is saheeh. Al-Fath, 10/519)

(7) Following the Prophet’s (saws) example in the case of anger:

The Prophet (saws) is our leader and has set the highest example in this matter, as is recorded in a number of ahaadeeth. One of the most famous was reported by Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, who said: “I was walking with the Messenger of Allah (saws), and he was wearing a Najraanee cloak with a rough collar. A Bedouin came and seized him roughly by the edge of his cloak, and I saw the marks left on his neck by the collar. Then the Bedouin ordered him to give him some of the wealth of Allaah that he had. The Prophet (saws) turned to him and smiled, then ordered that he should be given something.”(Agreed upon. Fath al-Baaree, 10/375)

Another way in which we can follow the example of the Prophet (saws) is by making our anger for the sake of Allah, when His rights are violated. This is the kind of anger which is praiseworthy. So the Prophet (saws) became angry when he was told about the imam who was putting people off the prayer by making it too long; when he saw a curtain with pictures of animate creatures in ‘Aa’ishah’s house; when Usaamah spoke to him about the Makhzoomee woman who had been convicted of theft, and he said “Do you seek to intervene concerning one of the punishments prescribed by Allah?”; when he was asked questions that he disliked, and so on. His anger was purely for the sake of Allah.

(8) Knowing that resisting anger is one of the signs of righteousness (taqwaa):

The righteous (al-muttaqoon) are those praised by Allah in the Qur'an and by His Messenger (saws). Paradise as wide as heaven and earth has been prepared for them. One of their characteristics is that they (interpretation of the meaning) “spend (in Allah's Cause) in prosperity and in adversity, [they] repress anger, and [they] pardon men; verily, Allah loves al-muhsinoon (the good-doers).” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:134]

These are the ones whose good character and beautiful attributes and deeds Allaah has mentioned, and whom people admire and want to emulate. One of their characteristics is that (interpretation of the meaning) “. . . when they are angry, they forgive.” [al-Shooraa 42:47]

(9) Listening to reminders:

Anger is a part of human nature, and people vary in their anger. It may be difficult for a man not to get angry, but sincere people will remember Allah when they are reminded, and they will not overstep the mark. Some examples follow:

Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that a man sought permission to speak to 'Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allah be pleased with him), then he said: “O son of al-Khattaab, you are not giving us much and you are not judging fairly between us.” ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) was so angry that he was about to attack the man, but al-Hurr ibn Qays, who was one of those present, said: “O Ameer al-Mu’mineen, Allah said to His Prophet (saws) (interpretation of the meaning): ‘Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the foolish’ [al-A‘raaf 7:199]. This man is one of the foolish.” By Allah, ‘Umar could go no further after al-Hurr had recited this aayah to him, and he was a man who was careful to adhere to the Book of Allah.(Reported by al-Bukhari, al-Fath, 4/304).

This is how the Muslim should be. The evil munaafiq (hypocrite) was not like this when he was told the hadeeth of the Prophet (saws) and one of the Companions said to him, “Seek refuge with Allah from the Shaytan.” He said to the one who reminded him, “Do you think I am crazy? Go away!”(Reported by al-Bukhari, al-Fath, 1/465). We seek refuge with Allah from failure.

(10) Knowing the bad effects of anger:

The negative effects of anger are many; in short they cause damage to one’s own self and to others. The angry person may utter words of slander and obscenity, he may attack others (physically) in an uncontrolled manner, even to the point of killing. The following story contains a valuable lesson:

‘Ilqimah ibn Waa’il reported that his father (may Allah be pleased with him) told him: “I was sitting with the Prophet (saws) when a man came to him leading another man by a rope. He said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, this man killed my brother.’ The Messenger of Allah (saws) asked him, ‘Did you kill him?’ He said, ‘Yes, I killed him.’ He asked, ‘How did you kill him?’ He said, ‘He and I were hitting a tree to make the leaves fall, for animal feed, and he slandered me, so I struck him on the side of the head with an axe, and killed him.’ . . .” (Reported by Muslim, 1307, edited by al-Baaqi).

Anger could lead to less than killing, such as wounding and breaking bones. If the one who caused the anger runs away, the angry person turns his anger in on himself, so he may tear his clothes, or strike his cheeks, or have a fit, or fall unconscious, or he may break dishes and plates, or break furniture.

In the worst cases, anger results in social disasters and the breaking of family ties, i.e., divorce. Ask many of those who divorced their wives, and they will tell you: it was in a moment of anger. This divorce results in misery for the children, regret and frustration, a hard and difficult life, all as a result of anger. If they had remembered Allah, come to their senses, restrained their anger and sought refuge with Allah, none of this would have happened. Going against the Shariah only results in loss.

The damage to health that results from anger can only be described by doctors, such as thrombosis, high blood pressure, tachycardia (abnormally rapid heartbeat) and hyperventilation (rapid, shallow breathing), which can lead to fatal heart attacks, diabetes, etc. We ask Allah for good health.

(11) The angry person should think about himself during moments of anger:

If the angry person could see himself in the mirror when he is angry, he would hate himself and the way he looks. If he could see the way he changes, and the way his body and limbs shake, how his eyes glare and how out of control and crazy his behaviour is, he would despise himself and be revolted by his own appearance. It is well-known that inner ugliness is even worse than outer ugliness; how happy the Shaytan must be when a person is in this state! We seek refuge with Allah from the Shaytan and from failure.

(12) Du‘aa’:

Du'a’ is always the weapon of the believer, whereby he asks Allah to protect him from evil, trouble and bad behaviour and seeks refuge with Him from falling into the pit of kufr or wrongdoing because of anger. One of the three things that can help save him is: being fair at times of contentment and of anger (Saheeh al-Jaami‘, 3039). One of the du‘aa’s of the Prophet (saws) was:

“O Allah, by Your knowledge of the Unseen and Your power over Your creation, keep me alive for as long as You know life is good for me, and cause me to die when You know death is good for me. O Allah, I ask You to make me fear You in secret and in public, and I ask You to make me speak the truth in times of contentment and of anger. I ask You not to let me be extravagant in poverty or in prosperity. I ask You for continuous blessings, and for contentment that does not end. I ask You to let me accept Your decree, and for a good life after death. I ask You for the joy of seeing Your face and for the longing to meet You, without going through diseases and misguiding fitnah (trials). O Allah, adorn us with the adornment of faith and make us among those who are guided. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.”

lördag 25 december 2010

What Is Islam? (A poem)


What is Islam ?

Poem written by : Maymoonah MS Adly

"What is Islam?” is the question you ask.
Answering this question is every Muslims task.

Describing Islam can be a lot,
But first I’ll tell you what Islam is not.

Islam is not Faraqan and terrorism.
Nor is it oppressing women and racism.

Islam doesn’t teach these things.
On t...he contrary it forbids them.

Islam isn’t focused on selling news papers and bean pies.
It’s not about drinking goats milk and having many wives.

Most people think Islam is just a religion.
But, it is actually a detailed way of living, prescribed by Allah, the merciful, the forgiving.

Peace, submission, and morality,Respect, kindness and charity.
And worshipping one God, the All Mighty, This is Islam.

It demolishes the cloudiness and confusion in our brains.
Faith in God is one thing Islam sustains.

It makes clear our purpose of life, beginning and end.
People take our wealth and freedom, but our faith we must defend

May God help us all find the true faith ISLAM. . . .

Islam Is..


ISLAM

A shining beacon against the darkness of repression,
segregation, intolerance and racism

An Arab has no superiority
over a non-Arab and a white
man has no superiority over a
black man, nor a black man
over a white man - except by
piety and good actions.

Prophet Muhammad
(Peace be upon him)

This day i have perfected
your religion and completed
my favor on you and chosen
for you (mankind) as religion
Al-Islam

The Noble Qu'ran
(Al-Ma'idah;Verse 3)

The Quran And What It Means To Muslims





The Qur'aan And What It Means To Muslims

Allah states: { And if anyone of the mushrikeen (polytheists) seeks your protection, then grant him protection, so that he may hear the word of Allah (the Qur’aan) }[Qur'an 9:6]

The Qur’aan was brought down by Jibreel (Gabriel) to Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) and over a period... of 23 years it was revealed in portions and piecemeal as circumstances warranted.

Allah states: { And truly this ( the Qur’aan) is a revelation from the Lord of the 'aalamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists ) which the trustworthy Ruh (Gabriel) has brought down }[Qur’aan 26: 192-193.]

And He said: { And those who disbelieved say: ‘Why is not the Qur’aan revealed to him all at once?’. Thus (it is sent down in parts ) that We may strengthen your heart thereby. And We have revealed it to you gradually, in stages }(Qur’aan 25:32)

The Prophet peace be upon him would memorize the verses he received and recite them to the companions and ordered them to write them down immediately. Whatever those expert scribes and appointed recorders wrote was checked by the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) himself. The Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) had no formal schooling and he is referred to by Allah as being ummee or illiterate. This adds to the miraculous nature of the Qur’aan and the Prophet’s (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) own statements which could not have been uttered by one such as he without divine intervention.

The Qur’aan is the last of Allah’s scriptures divided into 114 Suwar (chapters) of unequal length. It starts with Surah Al-Faatiha (The Opening) and ends with Surah An-Nas (Mankind). It is one of the fundamental sources of Islamic teachings. It guards the previous revelations and reinforces the eternal truth of monotheism.

The Qur’aan stands today as it first came down and it always will be. To it there has never been any addition, from it there is no omission, and in it there has occurred no corruption.

Allah said: { Do they not then consider the Qur’aan carefully? Had it been from other than Allah they would surely have found therein much contradictions }[Qur’aan 4:82]

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fredag 17 december 2010

Story about sister sarah Part One

Salaam aleikum my wonderful readers.
Now I have got hold of a sister who I have known, through faceook. Alhamdulillah. I will call her sister Sarah (this is not her real name)

Sister Sarah and I start talk to each other over Facebook, and she has a lot to tell us and the world Inshallah on America, etc. That have happened in her life. Since it is part so I have asked her to write her story in several sections.

Sister Sarah is a American woman who has found Islam,,
Alhamdulillah, but she had and have great trials.

I'm great honored to she has chosen me and that I may publish her story on my blog.

Love Meddie
Here is the first part:

How I Come In To Islam.

I was just a normal American girl. Looking for something different in life. I knew I wanted to be different from my family. I had a hard childhood when i growing up. I maybe saw my dad about once a year. My mom was always depressed because she had two marriages that failed, boy friends who would treat us kids bad. My sisters and I hated each other.
Yup your typical American family. I never felt loved growing up. I decided when I was 10 to move in with my dad. My dad was gone all the time. So his fiancée and her two kids helped raised me. It was the first sense of family I have ever felt. She taught me a lot and actually loved me. I loved her more anything. My world came to an end when they decided to break up.


My dad moved back to his home state while I stayed behind to finish school. As soon as I was done school I had to move into a house with my dad’s new girl friend and her three kids and my sister. It was horrible. Talk about your Cinderella evil stop mom.
That was me. Mrs. Cinderella. I always prayed to god and knew there was a god. I loved him very much and he helped me not feel so alone between all the abuse and such. I wanted to move back with my mom but my father wouldn’t allow it. When I was 13 I wanted to kill myself. Life was so bad.


I always got told I am worthless and will never amount to anything. I believed it. I just kept praying and knew my life wouldn’t. Be like this forever. I worked extra hard in school and indulged myself with sports. I became caption of the varsity soccer team and was an honor role student. As soon as I hit 18 I moved in with my mom and I graduated high school early. It was so much better. I started working as a bar tender.

I made a tone of money doing it. I then met my husband and got married to him at 19. I had my wonderful son at 20. I finally got my family that I always wanted. I then became a Christian. Since my husband at the time his family was into the church and such. I was so happy that I got to learn more about God and come closer to him. I went to church every Sunday.
Went to bible studies and did as much as I can. Plus was a stay home mom. I had the best life in the world. But then something happened. I felt like I became further away from god. And so I went to my pastor and told him.

They all just told me to pray to Jesus everything would be fine. I kept trying and trying. I just couldn’t pray anymore! I felt like something had happened. I felt like I had a brick wall between god and I. My in laws kept telling my Jesus is the bridge to god. I thought I was doing something wrong. I tried everything. One night my husband woke up and saw my crying.
I told him there is something wrong I just can’t pray to Jesus. It was awful. Then last year 2009 it was around Christmas time. I had always had a friend from Egypt that I talked to online. I asked him if he was doing anything for Christmas. He told me no he didn’t because he was Muslim.

I asked him what is Muslim. He said he couldn’t explain it. So he gave me a website. It was to Sheikh Yusuf Este’s site. I only found an email address on it and wrote in email to him. I started becoming really troubled because for the first time I thought Christianity might not be right and there are other religions out there. I went to Google and typed in Islam.

And Alhamdulillah it sent me to a very reliable web site. The very first thing I read about Islam was the hell fire. It scared me so bad. I became so troubled. I kept reading on and this religion sounded great. Very close to mine yet so truthful and more in details about things that Christianity didn’t talk about. Two weeks passed. I couldn’t eat, or sleep. I became depressed. I kept asking god please don’t let me die until I find the truth.

I was so scared of dying. I needed answers and I didn’t hear any response from the sheik. So I went back to the website that my friend gave me and realized there was a website called chatislam.com. So I went there. And there was only a monitor in the room. He was about to leave be he sensed I really needed help. So he started answering my questions. Showed me lectures from Deed at.

I learned so much. I told him I could never wear hijab. He told me don’t worry about that now just embrace the truth. The rest will come later. I felt so relived. I knew this was the truth! So after three weeks of hard studying and comparing religions. I wanted to revert. But I wasn’t ready. I was going through a lot.
My husband’s family sent prayer chains all over the country to a bunch of different churches that I wouldn’t become Muslim.
They sent me out of state to talk to a bunch of knowledgeable teachers who just lied about Islam to get my so I wouldn’t revert.

I knew my husband wasn’t going to revert. Yet I knew I wanted my whole life for a family like this. But for my God was most important. So I was ready to revert, but I wasn’t ready to tell people. But I really didn’t want to die a Christian either. So a sister in Islam told me I could revert and keep it secret till I was ready to tell people.
So I reverted in chat Islam.
It was the most amazing feeling! So peaceful! So joyful! It was wonderful. For a few weeks I prayed in secret. I had already separated beds from my husband month ago. Then three weeks later I announced I am Muslim.
Alhamdulillah Allah guided me!!
ALLAH AKBAR!!

Next week see what happens next.
The testing’s and Trials Allah had put me through Alhamdulillah for everything.
Sister Sarah.

lördag 20 november 2010

A comprehensive Fatwa considering the right of men on their wives and the right of the wives on their men: What are the rights of the husband and wife


A comprehensive Fatwa considering the right of men on their wives and the right of the wives on their men: What are the rights of the husband and what are the rights of the wife?
what are a wife's rights on her husband according the Quran and Sunnah? or what are a husbands duties to his wife and viceversa? From the Sunnah:

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to Hind bint ‘Utbah – the wife of Abu Sufyaan – who had complained that he did not spend on her: “Take what is sufficient for you and your children, on a reasonable basis.”

It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah said: “Hind bint ‘Utbah, the wife of Abu Sufyaan, entered upon the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, Abu Sufyaan is a stingy man who does not spend enough on me and my children, except for what I take from his wealth without his knowledge. Is there any sin on me for doing that?’ The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘Take from his wealth on a reasonable basis, only what is sufficient for you and your children.’” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5049; Muslim, 1714)

It was narrated from Jaabir that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said in his Farewell Sermon:

“Fear Allah concerning women! Verily you have taken them on the security of Allah, and intercourse with them has been made lawful unto you by words of Allah. You too have rights over them, and that they should not allow anyone to sit on your bed [i.e., not let them into the house] whom you do not like. But if they do that, you can chastise them but not severely. Their rights upon you are that you should provide them with food and clothing in a fitting manner” (Narrated by Muslim, 1218)

(c) Accommodation. This is also one of the wife’s rights, which means that her husband should prepare for her accommodation according to his means and ability. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Lodge them (the divorced women) where you dwell, according to your means” [al-Talaaq 65:6]

2. Non-financial rights

(i) Fair treatment of co-wives. One of the rights that a wife has over her husband is that she and her co-wives should be treated equally, if the husband has other wives, with regard to nights spent with them, spending and clothing.

(ii) Kind treatment. The husband must have a good attitude towards his wife and be kind to her, and offer her everything that may soften her heart towards him, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“and live with them honourably” [al-Nisaa’ 4:19]

“And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect) to what is reasonable” [al-Baqarah 2:228]

From the Sunnah:

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Be kind to women.’”(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3153; Muslim, 1468).

There follow examples of the kind treatment of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) towards his wives – for he is the best example:

1. It was narrated from Zaynab bint Abi Salamah that Umm Salamah said: “I got my menses when I was lying with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) under a single woollen sheet. I slipped away and put on the clothes I usually wore for menstruation. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to me, ‘Have you got your menses?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ Then he called me and made me lie with him under the same sheet.”

She said: And she told me that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to kiss her when he was fasting, and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and I used to do ghusl to cleanse ourselves from janaabah from one vessel.(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 316; Muslim, 296)

2. It was narrated that ‘Urwah ibn al-Zubayr said: “ ‘Aa’ishah said: ‘By Allaah, I saw the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) standing at the door of my apartment when the Abyssinians were playing with their spears in the Mosque of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). He covered me with his cloak so that I could watch their games, then he stood there for my sake until I was the one who had had enough. So you should appreciate the fact that young girls like to have fun.’” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 443; Muslim, 892)

3. It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah the Mother of the Believers (may Allaah be pleased with her) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to pray sitting down; he would recite Qur’aan when he was sitting down, then when there were thirty or forty aayahs left, he would stand up and recite them standing up. Then he did rukoo’, then sujood; then he would do likewise in the second rak’ah. When he had finished his prayer, he would look, and if I was awake he would talk with me, and if I was asleep he would lie down.

(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1068)

(c) Not harming one’s wife.

This is one of the basic principles of Islam. Because harming others is haraam in the case of strangers, it is even more so in the case of harming one’s wife.

It was narrated from ‘Ubaadah ibn al-Saamit that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) ruled, “There should be no harming nor reciprocating harm.” (Narrated by Ibn Maajah,, 2340)

This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by Imaam Ahmad, al-Haakim, Ibn al-Salaah and others. See Khalaasat al-Badr al-Muneer, 2/438.

Among the things to which the Lawgiver drew attention in this matter is the prohibition of hitting or beating in a severe manner.

It was narrated from Jaabir that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said in his Farewell Sermon:

“Fear Allah concerning women! Verily you have taken them on the security of Allah, and intercourse with them has been made lawful unto you by words of Allah. You too have rights over them, and that they should not allow anyone to sit on your bed [i.e., not let them into the house] whom you do not like. But if they do that, you can chastise them but not severely. Their rights upon you are that you should provide them with food and clothing in a fitting manner” (Narrated by Muslim, 1218)

Secondly:

The husband’s rights over his wife.

The rights of the husband over his wife are among the greatest rights; indeed his rights over her are greater than her rights over him, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect) to what is reasonable, but men have a degree (of responsibility) over them [al-Baqarah 2:228]

al-Jassaas said: Allaah tells us in this aayah that each of the spouses has rights over the other, and that the husband has one particular right over his wife which she does not have over him.

Ibn al-‘Arabi said: this text states that he has some preference over her with regard to rights and duties of marriage.

These rights include:

(a) The obligation of obedience. Allaah has made the man a qawwaam (protector and maintainer) of the woman by commanding, directing and taking care of her, just as guardians take care of their charges, by virtue of the physical and mental faculties that Allaah has given only to men and the financial obligations that He has enjoined upon them. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allaah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means” [al-Nisaa’ 4:34]

‘Ali ibn Abi Talhah said, narrating from Ibn ‘Abbaas: “Men are the protectors and maintainers of women” means, they are in charge of them, i.e., she should obey him in matters of obedience that Allaah has enjoined upon her, and obey him by treating his family well and taking care of his wealth. This was the view of Muqaatil, al-Saddi and al-Dahhaak.(Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 1/492)

(b) Making herself available to her husband. One of the rights that the husband has over his wife is that he should be able to enjoy her (physically). If he marries a woman and she is able to have intercourse, she is obliged to submit herself to him according to the contract, if he asks her. That is after he gives her the immediate mahr, and gives her some time – two or three days, if she asks for that – to sort herself out, because that is something that she needs, and because that is not too long and is customary.

If a wife refuses to respond to her husband’s request for intercourse, she has done something haraam and has committed a major sin, unless she has a valid shar’i excuse such as menses, obligatory fasting, sickness, etc.

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘When a man calls his wife to his bed and she refuses, and he went to sleep angry with her, the angels will curse her until morning.’” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3065; Muslim, 1436)

(c) Not admitting anyone whom the husband dislikes. One of the rights that the husband has over his wife is that she should not permit anyone whom he dislikes to enter his house.

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “It is not permitted for a woman to fast when her husband is present without his permission, or to admit anyone into his house without his permission. And whatever she spends (in charity) of his wealth without his consent, ….” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 4899; Muslim, 1026)

It was narrated from Sulaymaan ibn ‘Amr ibn al-Ahwas: my father told me that he was present at the Farewell Pilgrimage (Hujjat al-Wadaa’) with the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). He [the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)] praised and glorified Allaah, then he preached a sermon and said: “Treat women kindly, for they are prisoners and you have no other power over them than that, if they are guilty of open lewdness, then refuse to share their beds, and hit them, but not severely. But if they return to obedience, (then) do not seek means (of annoyance) against them. You have rights over your women and your women have rights over you. Your rights over your women are that they should not let anyone whom you dislike sit on your bed and they should not let anyone whom you dislike enter your house. Their rights over you are that you should feed and clothe them well.”

(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1163 – he said this is a saheeh hasan hadeeth. Also narrated by Ibn Maajah, 1851)

It was narrated that Jaabir said: [the Prophet] (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“Fear Allah concerning women! Verily you have taken them on the security of Allah, and intercourse with them has been made lawful unto you by words of Allah. You too have rights over them, and that they should not allow anyone to sit on your bed [i.e., not let them into the house] whom you do not like. But if they do that, you can chastise them but not severely. Their rights upon you are that you should provide them with food and clothing in a fitting manner” (Narrated by Muslim, 1218)

(d) Not going out of the house except with the husband’s permission. One of the rights of the husband over his wife is that she should not go out of the house except with his permission.

The Shaafa’is and Hanbalis said: she does not have the right to visit (even) her sick father except with the permission of her husband, and he has the right to prevent her from doing that… because obedience to the husband is obligatory, and it is not permitted to neglect an obligatory action for something that is not obligatory.

(e) Discipline. The husband has the right to discipline his wife if she disobeys him in something good, not if she disobeys him in something sinful, because Allaah has enjoined disciplining women by forsaking them in bed and by hitting them, when they do not obey.

The Hanafis mentioned four situations in which a husband is permitted to discipline his wife by hitting her. These are: not adorning herself when he wants her to; not responding when he calls her to bed and she is taahirah (pure, i.e., not menstruating); not praying; and going out of the house without his permission.

The evidence that it is permissible to discipline one's wife includes the aayahs (interpretation of the meaning):

“As to those women on whose part you see ill‑conduct, admonish them (first), (next) refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful)” [al-Nisaa’ 4:34]

“O you who believe! Ward off yourselves and your families against a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones” [al-Tahreem 66:6]

Ibn Katheer said:

Qutaadah said: you should command them to obey Allaah, and forbid them to disobey Allaah; you should be in charge of them in accordance with the command of Allaah, and instruct them to follow the commands of Allaah, and help them to do so. If you see any act of disobedience towards Allaah, then stop them from doing it and rebuke them for that.

This was also the view of al-Dahhaak and Muqaatil: that the duty of the Muslim is to teach his family, including his relatives and his slaves, that which Allaah has enjoined upon them and that which He has forbidden them. (Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 4/392)

(f) The wife serving her husband. There is a great deal of evidence (daleel) for this, some of which has been mentioned above.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said:

She is obliged to serve her husband according to what is reasonable among people of similar standing. That varies according to circumstances: the way in which a Bedouin woman serves (her husband) will not be like the way of a town-dweller, and the way of a strong woman will not be like the way of a weak woman. (al-Fataawa al-Kubraa, 4/561)

(g) Submitting herself to him. Once the conditions of the marriage-contract have been fulfilled and it is valid, then the woman is obliged to submit herself to her husband and allow him to enjoy her (physically), because once the contract is completed, he is allowed in return to enjoy her, and the wife is entitled to the compensation which is the mahr.

(h) The wife should treat her husband in a good manner, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect) to what is reasonable” [al-Baqarah 2:228]

Al-Qurtubi said:

It was also narrated from him – i.e., Ibn ‘Abbaas – that this means: they have the right to good companionship and kind and reasonable treatment from their husbands just as they are obliged to obey the commands of their husbands.

And it was said that they have the right that their husbands should not harm them, and their husbands have a similar right over them. This was the view of al-Tabari.

Ibn Zayd said: You should fear Allaah concerning them just as they should fear Allaah concerning you.
The meanings are similar, and the aayah includes all of that in the rights and duties of marriage.(Tafseer al-Qurtubi, 3/123-124)

And Allaah knows best.
http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/10680/condition in the marriage not to marry another woman
that in the rights and duties of marriage.(Tafseer al-Qurtubi, 3/123-124)

And Allaah knows best.

torsdag 18 november 2010

ilahi suedisht Reshat B.



My husband and his brother has start to do (nashaeed) on swedish..

lördag 13 november 2010

(Why express yourself like "Oh my God" when #SubanAllah" gives you more?)


(Why express yourself like "Oh my God"
when "Subhân Allâh" gives you so much more?)

The Messenger of Allâh (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said:
"Is one of you so weak that he cannot acquire
a thousand good deeds everyday?"

So a questioner from amongst those sitting there asked him:
"How can anyone of us gain a thousand rewards?"
He said: "say: (Far is Allâh from imperfection=) Subhân Allâhi
a hundred times, so a thousand good deeds are written for him
or a thousand sins are cancelled for him."

WOMEN OF THE VEIL


WOMEN OF THE VEIL
by Hena Farooq



Her long, thick, shiny black hair Fell against her back. Her rich, copper skin Gleamed in the sunlight. Her slender figure outlined, With her soft voluptuous curves. But when she stepped outside,


She became a ghostly figure of the night. Nothing more to the peopleThan a dark, shadowy figure of oppression. But she showed them. As she walked down the street, People made way,


Men lowered their gazes in utmost respect. And others whispered, As she held her head up high, With pride in her belief And showed them how oppressed she really was! While they whistled at their women,

Looking them up and down as they were pieces of meat to be inspected?


She pitied their savage ways. As she walked into the arms of her partner, Her only love, Her husband. Where she was transformed, Into her beautiful self, For only his eyes to see.

torsdag 28 oktober 2010

Be Carful with Mohammad (saw)




Be Carful with Mohammad
(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

The crowd was growing in size by the minute. They were beating drums, singing, dancing, and shouting in joy. Pagan Makkah was about to kill Khubaib bin Adi Ansari, Radi-Allahu anhu, who had been captured through a sinister and treacherous plot, then sold in the slave market so the buyers could exact their vengeance.

It started when some tribesmen from Uthul and Qara went to Madinah and requested the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, to send some teachers with them who could educate their fellow tribesmen about Islam. The request was granted and about ten Companions were sent with them. When the group reached Raji' two hundred armed men were lying in wait for them. Khubaib and Zaid bin Adathna, Radi-Allahu anhuma, were captured alive, while the others were martyred.

Then they were sold in exchange for a hundred heads of camel. Both had fought in the battle of Badr and their swords had killed some pagan soldiers. Now the relatives of those killed in war wanted to get even. Of course, Arab traditions did not allow revenge for war like this. But their opponents were Muslims. Then, as now, the pagan world was ready to violate its own rules and traditions when the victims were Muslims.

While facing death, Khubaib, Radi-Allahu anhu, said a poem that has been recorded by history. It includes these lines: "They say if I renounce Islam, my life will be spared. But it is better to die with belief than to live with unbelief."

At the last minute, the pagans asked him: "Don't you wish that you were spared and Muhammad (Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam) got this punishment? Would not you like that you were resting comfortably in your home, while he was killed in your place?" From the man who was about to die because he had accepted the Message brought by Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, came this reply: "By ALLAH, I cannot even imagine that a thorn should prick the foot of Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, while I rest in my home."

Abu Sufyan, an unbeliever at the time, remarked to his associates: "See, the love of the companions for Muhammad (Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam) is unparalleled and unprecedented." At another time, a similar observation was made by another Quraish leader Urwah ibn Mas'ud al Thaqafi. "I have seen Ceasar and Chosroes in their pomp, but never have I seen a man honoured, as Muhammad is honoured by his comrades."

The biographies of the Companions are full of stories that show their extra-ordinary love and devotion for the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. The Qur'an itself attests to this. "The Prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves." [Al-Ahzab 33:6] It is a statement of fact as well as a command. The following two ahadith, from among the many on the subject, clarify this point further. "None of you can be a believer unless he loves me more than his parents, his children, and all the people."

[Bukhari and Muslim]

"There are three signs that indicate that a person has tasted the sweetness of faith. 1) That he loves ALLAH and His Prophet more than anything else. 2) He loves everyone solely for the sake of ALLAH. 3)
After accepting Islam he hates going back to unbelief as much as he hates going into the fire."

[Bukhari and Muslim]

It has to be so, because our relationship to the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, is at the core of our entire religion. He is human, not Divine, but he is our connection to the Deity. He relays to us the Word of ALLAH and he explains what the Word means. He sets a personal example that we look at not just for admiration but emulation. Our relationship to him is legal as well as personal; moral as well as spiritual; intellectual as well as emotional. ALLAH chose him to guide us, educate us, inspire us, and purify us and we remain indebted forever!

This not only establishes a relationship between a believer and the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, it also establishes the relationship among the believers, making them one unit because of in addition to their common faith their common love for the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam.

Together these facts explain a Muslim's sensitivity to the honor of the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. To begin with, we must remember that the honor of everyone is important. As the hadith reminds us: "If a believer does not come to the help of another believer whose honour and dignity are under attack, then ALLAH will also not help him when he is most in need of ALLAH's help.

And a believer who does come to the help of another believer whose honor and dignity are under attack, then ALLAH will also help him when he is most in need of ALLAH's help." [Abu Dawood]. If a Muslim is not supposed to be indifferent when the honour of another ordinary Muslim is under attack, how in the world can anyone expect him or her to be indifferent when the honor and dignity of the Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, himself may be under attack?

Khalid Beig

torsdag 16 september 2010

Kuran wird Verbrannt Burn A Koran Quran in America

Americans continue to Burn _ Desecrate Quran despite promises at 9_11 me...

They Burning The Holy Quran!!


Now we have the heavy passwerat date 9 / 11 .. When the World Trade Center collapsed .. Now, many people around the world reacted to us Muslims and our writing The Holy Quran ..

They have burned astagvurlillah both outside the White House in the U.S., Germany .. We must realize this is not something that Islam supports.



And if they had opened the book and read it instead of attr spit on it, so it was seen that Allah (swt) is against terrorism. (Assuming it was from us Muslims)

Evidence suggests that it was an inside job by the government itself Busch ..

We Muslims mmåste get justice in this. And Inshallah we will be boycotting Amrikanska and German products. I know Lidel is a great from germany and go away from my shopping list directly .. Inshallah when I have more time I'll look and see which products are German ..

Not only did this 9 days ago a woman working in high government post from germaney, honored the Danish artist WHO draw pictures degrading to the Messenger of Allah as a creative person ..

We Can not Forget That The U.S. Military Used the Koran as Toilet paper before..


Meddie.

torsdag 9 september 2010

The Prince of Egypt - part 11/11

The Prince of Egypt - part 10/11

The Prince of Egypt - part 9/11

The Prince of Egypt - part 8/11

The Prince of Egypt - part 7/11

The Prince of Egypt - part 6/11

The Prince of Egypt - part 5/11

The Prince of Egypt - part 4/11

The Prince of Egypt - part 3/11

The Prince of Egypt - part 2/11

The Prince of Egypt - part 1/11

tisdag 7 september 2010

Sami Yusuf- My Only Wish

Free Palestine!!




All your armies, all your fighters
All your tanks, and all your soldiers

Against a boy holding a stone
Standing there all alone

In his eyes I see the sun

In his smile I see the moon
And I wonder, I only wonder

Who is weak, and who is strong?
Who is right, and who is wrong?

And I wish, I only wish
That the truth has a tongue

FREE PALESTINE!

måndag 6 september 2010

★ Dua'a ★



★ Dua'a ★

Ya Allah, save humanity from being its own enemy. Protect Your creation from oppression.

Save the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Pakistan, Kashmir,and Chechnya from internal and external oppressors and give them justice. Protect us all from violence, fear and danger, You are our Protector.

Ameen

The Quran: 29:8



The Quran:
(29:8)

And We have enjoined on man goodness to his parents, and if they contend with you that you should associate ( others ) with Me, of which you have no knowledge, do not obey them, to Me is your return, so I will inform you of what you did.

*Asking mom for forgiveness...V/H/A Of the week: "RESPECT YOUR PARENTS!!...

Love Your Mother

Surah Al-Ahgaf (46):15.


‎"My Lord! Grant me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your Favour which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and that I may do righteous good deeds, such as please You, and make my off-spring good. Truly, I have turned to You in repentance, and truly, I am one of the Muslims (submitting to Your Will)."


[surah al-Ahqaf (46): 15]

Finding peace in this world by Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki, أنور العولقي

The man with the three friends


By Adam R.


There was a man who had three friends, the first one he loved so much that he gave everything for him. He always asked about this friend, it was his best friend.


The second friend was his good friend, which he asked the most about, but not as much as the first one.


The third friend he asked seldom about.


One day this man had to go to trial, he came to the first friend and said to him: "Come with me dear friend to the trial." The first friend answered: "No, I can give you my clothes, but I won't come with you to the trial." The man said: "I who love you, and would die for you."

Whatever he tried with him the friend didn't want to come.


So he went to the second friend and said: Come with me dear friend to the trial." The second friend answered: "No, I will follow you but only to the door of the trial, and then I will leave you." Whatever the man tried to make the second friend come, he refused and said: "I will follow you only to the door."


So he went to the third friend and said: "Come with me dear friend to the trial." The third friend answered: "I will come with you to the trial, and stand by your side, and if they put you to jail I will be with you."


This man's three friends are the things we have here in life. The first friend is your wealth, money, gold etc. When you die they won't follow you to the grave. But the only thing they can do for you and be useful for you is that they will buy for you kafan (the white material which you become wrapped up in when you die).


T he second friend is your near and dear, which means your parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends. When you die they won't follow you to the grave. But they will only follow you until you are buried and then leave you there. Our parents love us incredibly much, but would someone of them consider following you down into the grave with you? Sleep beside your side in the grave?


The only you bring to your next life if the third friend.


The third friend is your good deeds, everything you do is written down. Your good deeds is the only which will save you, examples on good deeds are that you shall obey your parents and don't yell at them, that you make your prayers in time, care about your religion, avoid what is haram and which is a sin, behave well, have good moral towards people etc. Your good deeds are the only which will follow you to the grave and into the trial. So dear sisters and brothers always do good and take away the evil because it is from shaytan and your Nafs (your inner self).

Pearls of Prophet Muhammad (saw)

söndag 5 september 2010

Dont talk TRo Me About



'Don't talk to me about Muhammad'


There is a hadith about the following incident when an old lady was helped with her load by a young man...
The young man being Muhammad (SAW)...




It would be such a pleasure to have you come along with me
I accept your gracious offer
Kindness and company
But as we walk along young man
And as you help me with my load
I've only one request as we travel down this road

Don't talk to me about Muhammad
Because of him there is no peace
And I have trouble in my mind
So don't talk to me about Muhammad
And as we walk along together
We will get along just fine
As we walk along together
We will get along

That man upsets me so
So much more than you could know
I hear of his name and reputation everywhere I go
Though his family and his clan once knew him as an honest man
He's dividing everyone
With his claim that God is One

So don't talk to me about Muhammad
Because of him there is no peace
And I have trouble in my mind
So don't talk to me about Muhammad
And as we walk along together
We will get along just fine
As we walk along together
We will get along

He's misled all the weak ones
And the poor ones and the slaves
They think they've all found wealth and freedom
Following his ways
He's corrupted all the youth
With his twisted brand of truth
Convinced them that they all are strong
Giving them somewhere to belong

So don't talk to me about Muhammad
Because of him there is no peace
And I have trouble in my mind
So don't talk to me about Muhammad
And as we walk along together
We will get along just fine
As we walk along together
We will get along

Thank you now young man
You've really have been so kind
Your genorosity and smile are very rare to find
Let me give you some advice
Since you've been so very nice
From Muhammad stay away
Don't heed his words or emulate his way

And don't talk about Muhammad
You will never have true peace
And trouble is all you will find
So don't talk about Muhammad
And as you travel down life's road
You will get along just fine

Now before we part and go
If its alright just the same
May I ask my dear young man
Who are you, what's your name
Forgive me what was that?
Your words weren't very clear
My ears are getting old
Sometimes its difficult to hear
It's truly rather funny though I'm sure I must be wrong
But I thought I heard you say
Your name is Muhammad
Muhammad

Ashaadu anlah ilaha illalla
Wa ashadu ana muhammadur rasululla

O talk to me, Muhammad
Upon you I pray for peace
For you have eased my troubled mind
O talk to me, Muhammad
And as we walk along together
We will get along just fine
As I travel down life's road
I will get along
Just fine

Dawud Wharnsby Ali

The Hadith Of The Day.


Anas has related that “Once our Prophet SAW went to a young man who was on his death bed and asked him ‘How do you feel?


’ The young man said, ‘I have much hope from Allah but I also fear for my sins’. The Holy Prophet said, The believer who has these two ideas simultaneously at such time, Allah fulfils his hopes and grants him security from fear.”
[Tirmidhi].

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Mass Mind Control Through Network Television

Quran: 3:193




"Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and efface our bad deeds and take our souls in the company of the righteous"


(3:193)

Il dirige la salat du taraweeh à 7 ans (Mach'ALLAH)

fredag 3 september 2010

Yasir Ad-Dosary recites surat Ali-'Imraan! Taraweeh AMAZING!

The hadith Of The day.




"Aisha [R.A] Prophet SAW said :"Be calm, O 'Aisha! Allah loves that, one should be kind and lenient in all matters."


[Sahih Bukhari,Book 71/ 2025 ]

Beautiful Du'a



Ya Allah, make my love for you the most beloved thing to me, and my fear for you the most fearful thing to me, and remove from me all worldly needs and wants by instilling a passion for meeting you, and when you have given the people of the world the pleasures of their world, make the coolness of my eyes (pleasure) in worshipping you.


Don't let me ever turn away from you, no matter how many trials and difficulties you test me with. Let these difficulties serve to make me closer to you.


Ameen.

Islamic Perspective on Lying



Telling Lies and Its Consequences According to Islam

From an Islamic perspective, lying is regarded as a sin of the tongue, and it might even qualify as a major sin. Major sins are those which are specifically warned against in the Qur'an and Hadith.


Prohibition of Lying in the Qur'an and Hadith


In general, Islam prohibits lying and related acts such as deception, fraud, hypocrisy and providing false testimony. Some verses from the Qur'an which prohibit lying are:


• “It is only those who believe not in the Ayah (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, who fabricate falsehood, and it is they who are liars.” (16:105)


• “O you who believe! Fear Allah, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds)” (9:119)


• “And cover not Truth with falsehood, nor conceal the Truth when ye know (what it is)." ( 2:42)


• “Woe to each sinful dealer in Falsehood." (45:7)


Accordingly, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him*) also advised Muslims to be honest and truthful. Some examples of hadith which address lying include:


• "Four traits, whoever possesses them is a hypocrite and whoever possesses some of them has an element of hypocrisy until he leaves it: the one who when he speaks he lies, when he promises he breaks his promise, when he disputes he transgresses and when he makes an agreement he violates it." (Muslim and Bukhari)


• “Maintain truthfulness, for truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Heaven. A man continues to maintain truthfulness until he is recorded in Allah’s book as truthful. Refrain from lying, because lying leads to blatant evil, and evil leads to the fire. A man continues to lie until he is recorded in Allah’s book as a liar,” (Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood and Al-Tirmithi).


Consequences and Punishment for Telling Lies in Islam


The second hadith clearly states that lying can lead to the hell fire, but there may be other punishments as well. In another hadith, for example, the Prophet (peace be upon him) narrated that he he saw a liar being punished in the Hereafter by having his mouth, nose and eyes torn with an iron hook. (Bukhari 5745)


Such severe consequences for telling lies is reinforced by stern warnings in the Qur'an: "Truly Allah guides not one who transgresses and lies." (40:28); and “And on the Day of Resurrection you will see those who lied against Allah (i.e. attributed to Him sons, partners) their faces will be black." (39:60)


Types of Lies According to Islam


Despite such warnings, many people do tell lies. Lying may be out of habit, out of conceit or pride, to protect one's interests, to avoid uncomfortable situations, to exaggerate or make jokes, to avoid being hurtful, or to outright deceive and commit wrong. Even "white lies," such as empty promises to bribe a child or lies used in jest, are considered sinful in Islam.


The most serious lies in Islam, however, are those which concern Allah, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Islam in general. In the Qur'an, Allah says, "Who does more wrong than such as forge a lie against Allah, or deny His Signs?"(10:17)When It's Okay to Lie in Islam


Under a few circumstances, lying may be considered acceptable, according to Islamic beliefs. This ruling is supported by a hadith in which the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, "Lies are not appropriate except in three cases: when a man speaks to his wife to please her, telling lies at times of war, and lying in order to bring about reconciliation between people.” (Reported Hasan by Shaykh al-Albaani).


Another hadith indicates there are times when being vague or ambiguous may be more beneficial than being totally truthful: “He is not a liar who reconciles between people and narrates something good or says something good.”
(Bukhari and Muslim)