What is the ruling on wearing amulets and placing them on the chest, or under the pillow, bearing in mind that these amulets contain Qur’anic Verses only?
The correct position is that wearing amulets, even if they are from the Qur’aan or from Hadiths is forbidden. This is because it was not reported from the Prophet sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam, for any means to attaining an end which is not reported from the Messenger sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam is invalid and is not to be taken into account, because it is Allaah, the Almighty, the Majestic Who causes all effects, and if this means is unknown to us either from the Islamic law or from practical experience, then it is not permissible and is not to be considered as a means of attaining an end. Amulets, according to the most reliable view, are forbidden, whether they are from the Qur’aan or from other than the Qur’aan. When a person is afflicted by anything, he should find someone to recite over him, as Jibril recited incantations over the Prophet sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam and he used to recite incantations over his Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, and this is lawful.
Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Fatawa Islamiyah, vol.1, p.202, DARUSSALAM
– Make Salah, make Salah, to Allah make Salah – Try so hard to obey, make Salah every day
– Make Salah, make Salah, to God make Salah – Make Salah in the night make Salah when its light
– O Allah we obey and we pray every day – If you willed we obey and we pray every day.
– Make Salah, make Salah, to Allah make Salah – Make Salah in the time that is blessed and sublime
– With the fear in your heart let the prayer from you start – If with patience you try, then your rank will get high.
– O Allah, we obey and we pray every day – If you willed we obey and we pray every day.
THIS RAMADHAN VS THAT RAMADHAN:
WILL YOU FAST OR WILL YOU FEAST??
For them Ramadan was a month of Ibaadah (worship)
For many of us, Ramadan is a month of festival
Their preparation was in the form of announcements of glad news for those who fasted and those who prayed at night
Our preparations are in the form of colouring houses, stitching pillow covers, curtains and bed sheets
They enjoyed their ‘fasts’
We enjoy our ‘feasts’
Their fasts were identified by hunger and thirst
Our fasts are identified by fast foods and colas
They could count the number of dates they had for iftar or suhur,
We cant count the number of dishes we have at iftars and suhurs
They stood before their Lord till late nights
We stand at our malls, markets and eateries till late nights.
They focused on reciting Qur’an
We focus on Khatm e Qur’an
Virtues of Laylatul Qadr were reminded in sermons and personal discussions
Today we are reminded about “sales and 50 % offs” for shopping in Ramadan
Right from the first day of Ramadan they waited for Laylatul Qadr
Right from the first day of Ramadan we wait for Eid moon
In the last ten days they searched for Laylatul Qadr
In the last ten days we search for heavy discounts in shops and malls
In those days, Qaris with beautiful recitations were preferred
In our times, Qaris with beautiful speed are preferred.
They went into Ibadah in seclusion
While we prefer to go Iftar parties
Look the Part: The way we dress and prepare has a big effect on our psychology. Wear your best, perfume yourself, and feel the energy!
Choose a spot, whether in the Masjid or in your home, where you can have peace and solitude. Keep your mushaf, praying mat, and water at hand so that you are not distracted by constantly getting up for this or that.
IMP: This is not the night to tweet pics or update FB statuses about how amazing the night is and how you are feeling & worshipping Allah! Let that be a secret between you & your Rabb! So switch off those phones, wifi, laptops and computers. Disconnect with the world, and connect with al-‘Afuww!
If you find yourself feeling sleepy, vary your acts of worship. Alternate between qiyaam, heartfelt dua’a, reading the Qur’an. Do not spend the night listening to lectures or recitations. Or do it only for a short while when you feel the sleep coming on!
Patience is the Key: The last 10 days might be tiring. You might still have work or school. This is the time to bear all that hardship, and keep firm sabr. Think how Allah has blessed you with this tremendous opportunity that might NEVER come again in your life again. If you knew for sure that this was your last #Ramadan, if you knew certainly that Jannah was up for grabs, wouldn’t you sprint for it no matter what it takes?
This is most important: Keep husn adh-dhann bi Allah (good expectations from Allah). When you ask, remember you are asking the Most Generous King. If you hope for the best, He will give you the best. Don’t hold back. Trust in Him, pour out your heart in front of Him, and let no doubt, no barrier, no evil thoughts keep you away from ar-Rahman, ar-Raheem
In these turbulent and painful times, ask Him as you have never asked before, cry as you have never cried before, beg as you have never begged before. This is the time! All the hurt and bloodshed and violence, all the oppressed and injured and tortured, all the widows and homeless and orphans, all the sick and depressed – if you feel their pain, make dua’ for them as you have never done before! His Help is near, and no one despairs of His Help and Mercy except the disbelievers!
The greatest tragedy that can ever be is not being able to see Allah’s Face on the Last Day! Each hour of good in dunya will equal seeing Allah for one hour on the Last Day! Can’t we give up few sins and do few good deeds for this supreme pleasure and success?
Forget death, and you will forget Allah and the Day of Qiyaamah. Remember death, and you will be the best of people because you will remember Allah’s Haqq upon you!
Renew your energy as you step into the last 10 nights! May these nights become the cause of earning Jannah, and getting safety from the Fire. Aameen Ya Rabb!
Some advice by Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury for sisters who are going through their menses at the moment and unable to enjoy the full ibadah in these last 10 days:
a. If you are truthful in your desire to have increased in your ibadah in these last ten days, then inshaAllah it will be written for you even if you are unable to do the acts of Ibadah due to your monthly periods – as this situation is by the qadr of Allah and not in your control.
b. As per the best opinion amongst the scholars, it is permissible to recite the Quran in a state of menstruation. This was the opinion of Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibnul Qayyim and others. However, the sister should avoid touching the Quran and read the Quran from a computer or phone in an electronic form.
c. Increase in those acts of Ibadah that can be done whilst you are not fasting – such as feeding other fasting people, feeding poor people,
d. Increase in the amount of adhkar, such as the akhkar of morning and night, the sunnah duas, the duas for repentance etc.
e. Involve yourself in dawah, for nothing is better than calling to the path of Allah. Raise some money for charity and help feed the poor and needy.
Don’t judge Islam by rules of Saudi Arabia because Islam wasn’t born in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia was found in 1932 and Islam was there long before.
Du’a is the fastest and most effective way to find Allah on an Emaan Positioning Satellite.
Results guaranteed 100% during the time of iftaar
RasulAllahu (salAllahu alaihy wasallam) said,
“Three supplications will not be rejected (by Allah), the supplication of the parent for his child, the supplication of the one who is fasting, and the supplication of the traveler.”
[al-Bayhaqi, at-Tirmidhi – Saheeh]
They say New York city never sleep…!!!
What about Makkah??
INDEED There is No comparison;
New York is a Sin city,
while Makkah is a Soul City..!!
New York never sleeps into pleasing shaitan,
Makkah never sleeps into pleasing ALLAH Subhana wa taala!
Don’t announce your problems to the world looking for sympathy.
Most don’t care, many don’t want to hear them and some people are actually glad that u have problems…!!!!
Address your concerns to Allah, He’s always there and He can help for Hes As- Samie – the one who hears our cries, Hes Al Mujeeb- the one who responds to our supplications & concerns and An- Nasir – the best Helper who resolves our problems in ways we cannot even imagine.
Alhamdulillah, verily all Praise is due to Allah
It has been mentioned repeatedly that the goal of fasting is Taqwa. Let’s hear a beautiful explanation of Taqwa from Abu Hurayrah (radhiAllahu ‘anhu):
“A man once asked Abu Hurayrah, ‘What is at-Taqwa?’ He replied, ‘Have you ever taken a path filled with thorns?’ The man replied, ‘I have.’ Abu Hurayrah asked him, ‘What did you do?’ He replied, ‘When I saw a thorn, I would dodge it or pass over it or behind it.” Abu Hurayrah said, ‘That is at-Taqwa!'”
My dear brothers and sisters! Let this month not end but that we have made the firm resolve – whenever anything sinful, wrong and indecent will be presented to us, we will save ourselves from it just as we would save ourselves from the thorns on our path. Then, we shall definitely have attained the desired end of this blessed month!