The Sharia Laws of Islam

The Children’s Rights in Islam (part 1)

The Children's Rights in Islam

The Children’s Rights in Islam (part 1)

Author: Ustadz Abu Ahmad Said Yai

A child is a gift from Allah the Glorified and Exalted, a gift that increases the joy of its parents. A joy that could not be measured with wealth.

A child is a favor from Allah, thus, it is proper for a couple to be grateful to Allah for His favor. Allah the Glorified and Exalted decreed,

{لِلَّهِ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَاءُ يَهَبُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ إِنَاثًا وَيَهَبُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ الذُّكُورَ (49) أَوْ يُزَوِّجُهُمْ ذُكْرَانًا وَإِنَاثًا وَيَجْعَلُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ عَقِيمًا إِنَّهُ عَلِيمٌ قَدِيرٌ (50)} [الشورى:49ـ50]

“The dominion of the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah. He creates whatever He pleases. He grants females to whomever He pleases and males to whomever He pleases, or grants them a mix of males and females, and causes whomever He pleases to be barren. He is All- Knowing, All-Powerful.” (Chapter Asy Syuura/The Consultation:49-50)
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What is the Standard of Resembling disbeliever?

What is the Standard of Resembling disbeliever

What is the Standard of Resembling disbeliever?

Question:

After delivering one of his lecture, Sheikh Dr Sulaiman bin Salimillah ar Ruhaili was asked a question,

ما هو الضابط في التشبه بالكفار ؟

“What is the standard of an act to be considered as resembling disbeliever?

فأجاب: الضابط للتشبه بالكفار- أن يفعل الإنسان فعلًا لا يفعله إلا الكفار لا بمقتضى الإنسانية- انتبهوا لهذه الضوابط -لا يفعله إلا الكفار- فيُخرج ما يفعله الكفار وغيرهم

He answered:
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AFTER THE RAMADAN PASSED….

AFTER THE RAMADAN PASSED….

Author: Ustadz Abu Ahmad Said Yai

Before we realize it, the month of Ramadan has passed. It is too bad that we’ve to leave it for now, but it is a must; we ought to bid farewell to it, while waiting for the next Ramadan. And now we’re in the month of Syawwal, in which we are advised to fast for six days. It doesn’t have to be in consecutive, as it may be done separately, as long as it is still during the month of Syawwal. The Messenger of Allah –peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said, :

( مَنْ صَامَ رَمَضَانَ ثُمَّ أَتْبَعَهُ سِتًّا مِنْ شَوَّالٍ كَانَ كَصِيَامِ الدَّهْرِ )

“Whoever performs fast during (the month of) Ramadan, and then (fast) six (days) in the month of Syawwal after that, then it is as if he has performed fast the whole time (one year, -ed).” [1]
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Just Fifty Minutes a Day, my friend!

Just Fifty Minutes a Day, my friend!

Just Fifty Minutes a Day, my friend!

Author: Ustadz Said Yai et al. , at UIM

That very precious ritual is a red line between a slave and its Lord. That very noble ritual is like a crystal-clear river that washes away and purifies sins of a slave who frequently baths in it. That is, as you’ve guessed, the five compulsory prayers.

However, despite its plenty of virtues, still a lot of people today abandon and neglect it, including some of our citizens. As if abandoning prayers is a common habit and a trivial sin.

If some muslims these days was asked to do a sin, such as kill people, rape a woman, steal something, or drink intoxication, most of them would fiercely reject the request, with the reason that those are major sins,

Don’t they realize that the sin of abandoning the five daily prayers is much more severe than all the sins above?

The Messenger –peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said,

« الْعَهْدُ الَّذِى بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَهُمُ الصَّلاَةُ فَمَنْ تَرَكَهَا فَقَدْ كَفَرَ »

The pact between us (muslims) and them (disbelievers) is the prayer. Whoever leaves it has committed infidelity.” (Narrated by Imam At Tirmidhi no. 2621, and classified as valid hadith by Sheikh al Albani).

This hadith points out that the sin of a person who abandons the prayer is far more severe compared to the others sins that we’ve mentioned earlier.

Whatever the condition is, a muslim is obliged to perform his prayer, be it in grim sickness, long journey, war, or other difficult conditions.

Allah the Glorified and Exalted decreed,

“Be watchful over the Prayers, and over praying with the utmost excellence, and stand before Allah as would utterly obedient servants.” (Chapter al Baqarah/The Cow: 238)

However, in several circumstances, Allah the Exalted has granted us various dispensation in the ritual or steps of prayer that lightens it, but not abandons it wholly. Such as in grim sickness, for example, we are allowed to pray while sitting, and if we’re unable to, by lying on our right side, if we’re still unable to, we may lie on our back, and if we are still unable to do it, then it is enough to be considered as valid prayer by the hand or eye gesture.

Likewise, in a long journey, We are allowed to, and even suggested to shorten the four rak’ahs prayer into two rak’ahs. Likewise, we are allowed to – when in need- unite two prayers into one time, namely the dhuhur prayer with ashr, and the maghrib prayer with isya’, to be done in one of the two times of those prayer.

Allah has given us plenty of dispensations. In short, the obligation of performing prayer will not be lifted from a muslim except until he died and been shrouded and prayed upon by the muslims.

To be honest, if in one prayer we just need 10 minutes to accomplished it in minimum, then we multiply it five times, the result is only 50 minutes. Subhanallah! Lesser than an hour from the 24 hours in a day, Allah the Exalted asked us to spare that time to worship Him Who has given us all of His favors! Is it appropriate for us to be stingy with out time to Him?

Allah the Exalted revealed to us about the conversation of the residents of the hell,

“What drove you to Hell? They will answer: “We were not among those who observed Prayer,” (chapter Al-Muddatstsir/The Cloaked One: 42-43)

May we are not included among people who sacrifice the eternal pleasures in the hereafter to pursue the illusionary beauty of this temporary world. Amin.

May this writing benefits us all.

The Sharia Laws of Islam

How to Be Grateful of the Provision from Allah (Friday Sermon)

Friday Sermon

How to Be Grateful of the Provision from Allah (Friday Sermon)

Sermon I

Introduction

Dear audience – may Allah have mercy on you-,

Allah the Glorified and Exalted ordered us to be pious and fear Him. Know, O audience, piety or God-fearing is a very light word to utter, yet very hard to carry out. Just for today, try to remember how many sins that we’ve committed, how many sins that our heart have committed? For example, have our hearts been saved from jealousy with others whom Allah have bestowed upon seemingly more favors, i.e., wealth in abundance and plenty of sustenances/provisions?

Know that Allah’s provision comes down as the rain, it isn’t evenly distributed. Sometimes it pours down on the mountain, and not on the desert. Rain may bring many favors, yet it also may bring damnation.

Remember when Allah drown the people of Prophet Noah -peace be upon him- who were defying him! How did Allah destroy them? By sending them rain and heavy flood.

That’s the wealth! that’s the world! Allah distributes it unevenly to everyone. Some may be rich, some may be poor, and some others may be living sufficiently. Sometimes it benefits people, and sometimes it brings doom upon them.

Dear audience, peace be upon me and you all,
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