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Ruling on Telling Lies that Do not Harm Anyone

Bismillah-Salaam1

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’ was asked a question:

Q. What is the ruling on Telling lies that do not harm anyone?

They replied:

Lying is absolutely Haraam (prohibited) except in the cases that are excluded by Shari3ah (Islaamic law), which does not include what is mentioned in the question.

This prohibition is based on the general meaning of evidence, such as Allaah’s Statement:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَكُونُوا مَعَ الصَّادِقِينَ

 “O you who believe! Be afraid of Allaah, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds)”(1)

Moreover, it is related on the authority of 3Abdullaah ibn Mas3ood radi Allaahu 3Anhu that the Messenger of Allaah SallAllaahu 3Alahy wa sallam said:

Adhere to telling the truth, for telling the truth leads to righteousness and righteousness leads to Jannah (Paradise). A person will keep on speaking the truth and seek to speak the truth until they are recorded with Allaah as a truth-speaker.

Beware of lying! For lying leads to immorality and immorality leads to Hellfire. A person will keep on telling lies and seek to tell lies until they are recorded with Allaah as a liar.” (2)

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It is also narrated that 3Abdullaah ibn Mas3ood radi Allaahu 3Anhu said: “Telling lies is wrong whether in earnest or in jest, read if you wish: “O you who believe! Be afraid of Allaah, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds).”  He read the Aayah (Qur’aanic verse) and said: 

فهل تجدون لأحد فيه رخصة؟
“Do you find any Rukhsah (concession) allowing anyone to tell a lie?” (3)

Related Posts:

Lying In Joke (Jest)

“Tell them Daddy Is not home!!

April Fool (summarized from shaykh Salih  Munajjid’s Article)

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References:

(1) Surah at-Tawbah, (9:119)

(2)  Al-Bukhari and Muslim. These words are from Muslim (2607)

(3) Fatwa Source: Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’, Fatwa no. 6355, Part 26; Pages 51-52 (http://islamqa.info/en/105477)

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Lying In Joke (Jest)

Bismillah1Allaah says in the Qu’raan:

مَا يَلْفِظُ مِنْ قَوْلٍ إِلَّا لَدَيْهِ رَقِيبٌ عَتِيدٌ

(interpretation of the meaning):

“Man does not utter any word except that with him is an observer prepared [to record].” (1)

عن أبي أمامة قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: أنا زعيم ببيت في ربض الجنة لمن ترك المراء وإن كان محقا، وببيت في وسط الجنة لمن ترك الكذب وإن كان مازحا، وببيت في أعلى الجنة لمن حسن خلقه وحسنه الألباني

 The Prophet SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said:

I guarantee a house in Jannah for one who gives up arguing, even if he is in the right; and I guarantee a home in the middle of Jannah for one who abandons lying even for the sake of fun; and I guarantee a house in the highest part of Jannah for one who has good manners.” (2)

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The Prophet SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said: 

Woe to the person who lies in his talking to make people laugh, woe to him, woe to him”. (3)

3Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Abi Laylaa said: “The companions of the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam told us that they were travelling with the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam. A man among them fell asleep and some of them went and took his arrows.

When the man woke up, he got alarmed (because his arrows were missing) and the people laughed. The Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said, “What are you laughing at?”

They said, “Nothing, except that we took the arrows and he got alarmed.”

The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said:

It is not permissible for a Muslim to frighten another Muslim.” (4)

It is narrated by 3Abdullaah ibn as-Saa’ib ibn Yazeed radi-Allaahu 3Anhu that Messenger of Allaah SallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said:

None of you should take the property of his brother in amusement (i.e. jest), nor in earnest. If anyone takes the staff of his brother, he should return it.” (5)

Shaykh Albaanee was asked: Is there a difference between intentionally lying and jokingly lying? And is it permissible for a person to lie jokingly?

Response: No, it is not permissible.

Question: “(So) all of it is judged (regarded) the same?”

Response: Yes (it is) haraam. The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam) only spoke the truth. (6)

Related Posts:

Ruling on Telling Lies that Do not Harm Anyone [New]

April Fool (summarized from shaykh Salih  Munajjid’s Article)

Tell Them Daddys Not Home

April Fool (wathakker flyer)

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References:

(1). [soorah Qaaf, verse: 18]
(2) [Abu Dawood, declared Hasan (good) by shaykh Al-bani
(3) Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi and al-Nasaai, declared authentic by shaykh Al-bani
(4) Abu Dawood (5004), and Musnad Ahmad. Authenticated by Shaikh al-Albanee in Saheeh al-Jamee (7658)
(5) Sunan Abu Dawood (5003) and graded as “Hasan” by Shaikh al-Albaanee
(6) al-Haawee min Fataawa ash- Shaykh al-Albaanee- Page 390-391

Prepare for a day like this…

A message for those undergoing hard time & difficulties, a reminder for those who are indulged in duniya, a wake up call for us.

SubhanAllaah, we all are in need of constant reminders…

On the authority of al-Baraa ibn 3Aazib (radi-Allaahu 3anhu) who said: “While we were with the Messenger of Allaah sall-Allaahu 3alayhi wa sallam, he suddenly looked towards a group (of people) and said: “For what reason have they gathered here?” It was said: “In order to dig a grave”

So the Messenger of Allaah sall-Allaahu 3alayhi wa sallam became alarmed and startled and he quickly went ahead of his Companions until he reached the grave, then he knelt upon it, and I turned my face towards him sall-Allaahu 3alayhi wa sallam, in order to see what he was doing.

He sall-Allaahu 3alayhi wa sallam cried until the earth became wet with his tears, then he turned to us and said: “O my brothers! Prepare for a day like this”. (1)

(a must watch)

Related Posts:

‘O People, Prepare for Departure!’

The Goodly Life

The Akhira “A reminder”

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Reference:
عن البراء – رضي الله عنه – قال كنا مع رسول – الله صلى الله عليه وسلم – في جنازة فجلس على شفير القبر فبكى حتى بلَّ الثرى ثم قال” يا إخواني لمثل هذا فأعدوا 
رواه ابن ماجه ، وحسنه النووي ، وحسنه الألباني في صحيح ابن ماجه رقم 3383 ، ص 408 ، وفي الصحيحة 1751
 
(1) Al-Bukhaaree in at-Taareekh, Ibn Maajah, Ahmad and others. It is a hasan hadeeth as indicated by Shaykh al-Albaanee in Silsilah al-Ahaadeeth as-Saheehah

Have we abandoned the Qur’aan?

وَقَالَ الرَّسُولُ يَارَبِّ إِنَّ قَوْمِي اتَّخَذُوا هَذَا الْقُرْآنَ مَهْجُورًا

“And the Messenger (Muhammad sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam) will say: “O my Lord! Verily, my people deserted this Qur’aan (neither listened to it, nor acted on its laws and orders”. [soorah Al-Furqaan, v:30]

Imaam Ibn Qayyim (rahimahu-Allaahu) said: “There are various types of ‘abandonment’ of the Qur’aan:

1) To abandon listening to it and believing in it.

2) To abandon acting upon it, and ignoring its lawful and prohibited ordinances (Halaal and haraam), even if one believes in it and recites it.

3) To abandon judging by it, and resorting to it as a judge when there are differences in the essence of the religion or other matters.

4) To abandon pondering over it, and understanding it, and seeking the explanation of it.

5) To abandon using it as a cure in all types of diseases of the heart, and instead to seek to cure these diseases by other means.” (1)

How many of these types of abandonments are we guilty of?

Related Posts:

The Forgotten Promise

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Reference:
(1) ”An Introduction To The Sciences Of The Qur’aan” By Yasir Qadhi, p. 394, quoting from: Ibn Al-Qayyim, p. 113]

Soften Your Heart

An advice to those who want to soften their hearts.

A beautiful worth watching short clip by shaykh Salih Al Maghamsi.

Shaykh Salih Al Maghamsi is the Imaam of Masjid Al-Quba in Madeenah, Saudi Arabia. He is one of the most well known scholars of tafseer.

Related Posts:

The Forgotten Promise

SubhaanAllaah!! A mentally challenged haafidh

Beautiful Recitation

Oh My Fingers!

As usual it was raining outside
The blessed water from Allaah, falling far and wide

I spent my time in my room on my computer
As usual I e-mailed to my sister

Suddenly, there’s pain on my fingers, Yikes!
The pain won’t stop, it just continues and strikes!

I looked at my fingers, what did I see?
WORMS crawling, eating, biting looking squirmy

tearing away the flesh that I adore
My fingers are pretty no more.

Oh no! I quickly jumped from my seat
The worms take my fingers for meat!

I shook my arms, but the the worms ate away,
Biting, tearing my flesh and determined to stay

“Allaah! What did I do wrong?

Why are the worms so strong?”

Then an inner voice said to me
“O Muslim, this is your tragedy.
You wasted your fingers on deeds sinfully.

Was it not you who sent the fake e-mail?
You spread rumours and forwarded tall tales

Your fingers typed in insults towards our Muslim scholars.
You hurt their feelings and harassed the others.

You designed a web page to insult Islaam
Your fitnah are worse than drinking rum!

You even flirted with the opposite sex on cyberspace
You even used seductive words and dirty phrases!

Instead of having meaningful discussions
You come in all ready for sensations.

Have you forgotten when you die?
Your fingers bear account and they can’t lie.

Your mouth will be shut but the fingers will reveal
everything which you typed on the keyboard to kill.

Your fingers keep no secret and speak for all to know
Repent now! Stop typing insults for show!”

I said “I promise! I promise! I’ll stop it!”
Then the rain stopped, the room was lit

My ears drummed wildly, my thoughts full of fear.
When I looked at my fingers, the worms disappear….

(If you belong to the above category, repent now, for our Lord Allaah knows it all)

يَوْمَ تَشْهَدُ عَلَيْهِمْ أَلْسِنَتُهُمْ وَأَيْدِيهِمْ وَأَرْجُلُهُم بِمَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ

“On the Day when their tongues, their hands, and their legs or feet will bear witness against them as to what they used to do.” [soorah An-Noor, v:24]

April Fool

Praise be to Allaah, we praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allaah from the evil of our own selves and from our evil deeds. Whomsoever Allaah guides, none can lead astray, and whomsoever He sends astray, none can guide.

One of the things that have become widespread among the common people is the so called “April Fool’s Day”, where they claim that the first day of the fourth solar month is a day when lying is permitted without being subject to any shar3ee guidelines.

The prohibition of lying:

1. Allaah says

إنما يفتري الكذب الذين لا يؤمنون بآيات الله وأولئك هم الكاذبون

(interpretation of the meaning): “It is only those who believe not in the Aayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allaah, who fabricate falsehood, and it is they who are liars” (1)


2. It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said:

آية المنافق ثلاث إذا حدث كذب وإذا وعد أخلف وإذا اؤتمن خان.  رواه البخاري  32  ومسلم  89

“The signs of the hypocrite are three: when he speaks, he lies; when he makes a promise, he breaks it; and when he is entrusted with something, he betrays that trust.” (2)

The most evil kinds of lies are:

1.  Lies told about Allaah and His Messenger sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam.

This is the most serious kind of lie, and the one who does this is subject to a severe warning. Some of the scholars said that the one who does this is to be denounced as a kaafir.  Allaah says:

إن الذين يفترون على الله الكذب لا يفلحون

(interpretation of the meaning): “Say: ‘Verily, those who invent a lie against Allaah will never be successful’” (3)

وعن علي رضي الله عنه قال : قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم : ” لا تكذبوا عليَّ ؛ فإنه من كذب علي فليلج النار

It was narrated that 3Ali radi Allaahu 3Anhu said: “The Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: ‘Do not tell lies about me. Whoever tells lies about me, let him enter the Fire.’”  (4)

وعن أبي هريرة عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : ” من كذب عليَّ فليتبوأ مقعده من النار رواه البخاري 110  ومسلم 3

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah radi Allaahu 3Anhu that the Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “Whoever tells lies about me, let him take his place in Hell.”(5)

2. Lying in buying and selling.

عن أبي ذر عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : ” ثلاثة لا يكلمهم الله يوم القيامة ، ولا ينظر إليهم ، ولا يزكيهم ، ولهم عذاب أليم ، قال : فقرأها رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ثلاث مرار ، قال أبو ذر : خابوا وخسروا من هم يا رسول الله ؟ قال : المسبل ، والمنَّان ، والمنفق سلعته بالحلف الكاذب

It was narrated from Abu Dharr radi Allaahu 3Anhu that the Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “There are three to whom Allaah will not speak on the Day of Resurrection and He will not look at them or praise them, and they will have a painful torment.”

The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam repeated this three times.Abu Dharr said: “May they be doomed and lost, who are they, O Messenger of Allaah?” He said, “The one who lets his garment hang below his ankles, the one who reminds others of his favours, and the one who disposes of his goods by swearing a false oath.” (6)

3.  The prohibition on lying about visions and dreams

عن ابن عباس عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال من تحلَّم بحلم لم يره كلِّف أن يعقد بين شعيرتين ولن يفعل

It was narrated from Ibn 3Abbaas that the Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said:“Whoever tells of a dream that he did not see will be commanded [on the Day of Resurrection] to tie two grains of barley together, but he will never be able to do it…….” (7)

4.  The prohibition of speaking about everything that one hears

It was narrated that Hafs ibn 3Aasim said: “The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: ‘It is sufficient lying for a man to speak of everything that he hears.’” (8)

5. Lying in jest (joke)

Some people think that it is permissible to tell lies if it is in jest. This is the excuse that they use for telling lies on April 1st or on other days. This is wrong. There is no basis for this in the pure sharee3ah. Lying is haraam whether the one who does it is joking or is serious.

Lying in jest is haraam just like other kinds of lies.

عن ابن عمر قال : قال صلى الله عليه وسلم :  إني لأمزح ولا أقول إلا حقّاً

It was narrated that Ibn 3Umar said: “The Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “I joke, but I speak nothing but the truth.’” (9)

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah said: “They said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam, you joke with us.’ He said, ‘But I only speak the truth.’” (10)

3Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Abi Laylaa said: the companions of the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam told us that they were travelling with the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam. A man among them fell asleep and some of them went and took his arrows. When the man woke up, he got alarmed (because his arrows were missing) and the people laughed. The Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said, “What are you laughing at?” They said, “Nothing, except that we took the arrows and he got alarmed.”

The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “It is not permissible for a Muslim to frighten another Muslim.” (11)

6.  Lying when playing with children

The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam warned against doing that. It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Aamir (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “My mother called me one day when the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam was sitting in our house. She said, ‘Come here, and I will give you (something).’

The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said, ‘What do you want to give him?’

She said, ‘I will give him a date.’ The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: ‘If you had not given him something, you would have been lying.’” (12)

7.  Lying to make people laugh

It was narrated that Mu3aawiyah ibn Haydah said: “I heard the Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam say: ‘Woe to the one who talks to make the people laugh and tells lies, woe to him, woe to him.’” (13)

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The punishment for lying

The liar is warned of destructive punishment in this world, and humiliating punishment in the Hereafter. These include:

1. Hypocrisy in the heart.

Allaah subhaanahu wa ta3aala says:

فأعقبهم نفاقاً في قلوبهم إلى يوم يلقونه بما أخلفوا الله ما وعدوه وبما كانوا يكذبون

(interpretation of the meaning): “So He punished them by putting hypocrisy into their hearts till the Day whereon they shall meet Him, because they broke that (covenant with Allaah) which they had promised to Him and because they used to tell lies” (14)

2. Guidance to evildoing and to the Fire


It was narrated that 3Abd-Allaah ibn Mas3ood said “The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: ‘Truthfulness is righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise. A person will continue to tell the truth until he is written with Allaah as one who tells the truth. Lying is evildoing, and evildoing leads to Hell. A person will keep on telling lies until he is written with Allaah as a liar.’” (15)

3.  His testimony will be rejected

4.  Blackening of the face in this world and in the Hereafter

5.  The liar will have the flesh of his cheeks torn to the back of his head (16)


Permissible kinds of lies

Lying is permissible in three cases: war; reconciling between two disputing parties; and a husband lying to his wife or vice versa for the sake of love and harmony.

عن أم كلثوم بنت عقبة أنها سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول : ليس الكذاب الذي يصلح بين الناس فينمي خيراً أو يقول خيراً

رواه البخاري ( 2546 ) ، ومسلم  2605

It was narrated from Umm Kalthoom bint 3Uqbah that she heard the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam say: “He is not a liar who reconciles between people and narrates something good or says something good.” (17)

It was narrated that Asmaa’ bint Yazeed said: “The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: ‘It is not permissible to tell lies except in three (cases): when a man speaks to his wife in a way to please her; lying in war; and lying in order to reconcile between people.’” (18)

April fool

But with regard to “April Fool”, (in Arabic, Kidhbat Neesaan or the lies of April), the origin of this lying is not known for sure. There are differing opinions concerning that.

It does not matter what the origins of April fool are. What matters more is knowing the ruling on lying on this day, which we are sure did not exist during the first and best generations of Islaam.

The things that happen on April fools’ day are many. Some people have been told that their child or spouse or someone who is dear to them has died, and unable to bear this shock, they have died. Some have been told that they are being laid off, or that there has been a fire or an accident in which their family has been killed, so they suffer paralysis or heart attacks, or similar diseases.  Some people have been told about their wives, that they have been seen with other men, and this has led them to kill or divorce their wives.

These are the endless stories and incidents that we hear of, all of which are lies which are forbidden in Islam and unacceptable to common sense or honest chivalry.

We have seen how Islaam forbids lying even in jest, and it forbids frightening a Muslim whether in seriousness or in jest, in words or in actions. This is the law of Allaah in which is wisdom and care for people’s circumstances.

And Allaah is the Source of Strength.

Summarized from E-book “April Fool” by Shaykh Salih Al-Munajjid

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References:
(1) soorah Al-Nahl, v:105
(2) al-Bukhaari, 32; Muslim, 89
(3) soorahYoonus, v:69
(4) Bukhaaree
(5) Bukhaaree, Muslim
(6) Saheeh Muslim
(7) Saheeh Bukhaaree
(8) Saheeh Muslim
(9) Tabaraani in al-Mu’jam al-Kabeer
(10) At-Tirmidhee
(11) Abu Dawood & Ahmad – this version narrated by Ahmad
(12) Aboo Dawood
(13) Tirmidhi. He said: this is a hasan hadeeth. Abu Dawood
(14) soorah At-Tawbah 9:77
(15) Bukhaaree, Muslim
(16) (as narrated in a long hadeeth by al-Bukhaaree
(17) Bukhaaree, Muslim
(18) At-Tirmidhee 1939
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The Forgotten Promise


الم ذَلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لاَ رَيْبَ فِيهِ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ

Alif Laaam Meeeem..Dhalik-al-Kitaabu Laa rayeba feeh….

And the Imaam starts off reciting the Soorah in his awesome voice, causing your heart to turn over at the sweetness. You make a promise to yourself that after this Ramadaan you will recite the Qur’aan more often.

Ramadaan passes, Shawwaal comes and goes, then Dhul Qa3dah and then Dhul Hijjah…Safar…and you haven’t touched the Qur’aan since Ramadaan. This is the fourth time this occurred, you remember making the same promise to yourself the year before…and the year before…and the year before…only to end up being distracted each time and leaving the Qur’aan on top of the shelf to collect dust.

Why is it that we can find ourselves spending so much time doing other things, reading other books, studying secular studies, and surfing the internet yet it’s hard for us to find time for the Qur’aan?

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّاسُ قَدۡ جَآءَتۡكُم مَّوۡعِظَةٌ۬ مِّن رَّبِّڪُمۡ وَشِفَآءٌ۬ لِّمَا فِى ٱلصُّدُورِ وَهُدً۬ى وَرَحۡمَةٌ۬ لِّلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ

“O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord (this Qur’aan), and a healing for that in your breasts, – a Guidance and a Mercy for the believers.” (1)

Little do we realize what this Qur’aan is and how little time do we spend reciting it!

How little time do we spend memorizing it, contemplating it, and pondering over it! If only we knew the high status of those who become companions of the Qur’aan, then surely we would attach ourselves to it and never detach ourselves from it. Our tongues would dry with constant recitation.

So the intention here is to remind ourselves by highlighting some of ahaadeeth that pertain to the Qur’aan and the glad tidings they give to the People of the Qur’aan, and to mention some statements of our Salaf, to incite ourselves to spend more time with it. For indeed Allaah has chosen this Ummah to receive the Qur’aan, the one miracle that will remain until the Day of Judgment, The Book about which Allaah says:

لَوۡ أَنزَلۡنَا هَـٰذَا ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ عَلَىٰ جَبَلٍ۬ لَّرَأَيۡتَهُ ۥ خَـٰشِعً۬ا مُّتَصَدِّعً۬ا مِّنۡ خَشۡيَةِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ وَتِلۡكَ ٱلۡأَمۡثَـٰلُ نَضۡرِبُہَا لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمۡ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

“Had We sent down this Qur’aan on a mountain, you would surely have seen it humbling itself and rending asunder by the fear of Allaah.” (2)

This is the Ummah of the Qur’aan, and we are of this Ummah, will we not then seize this?

أَلَمۡ يَأۡنِ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ أَن تَخۡشَعَ قُلُوبُہُمۡ لِذِڪۡرِ ٱللَّهِ

“Has not the time come for the hearts of those who believe to be affected by Allaah’s Reminder?” (3)

The Qur’aan and the Hearts


Allaah’s Messenger sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam has said: “The people of Qur’aan, they are the people of Allaah and His specialties.” (4)

So who are the “People of the Qur’aan”? What does it take to become one of them?

And how can we strive to join their ranks? What sets them apart from the rest of the people?

It is high time for us to return to the Qur’aan, for our state in the world today is only because of ourselves, because we have abandoned the Qur’aan. We have severed our relationship with the Book, and have taken ourselves to other petty matters, turning to the Qur’aan only when we are in need, and sometimes, not even then.

When it comes to finding peace, we find our youth turning to music instead of the recitation of the Qur’aan, we find our brothers and sisters turning to novels instead of the recitation of the Qur’aan.

This is not finger pointing, but the aim here is merely to incite ourselves to examine our life to check whether we have habits, and to check whether we do things that are non essential and non beneficial and leave them and turn that time to the Qur’aan because without the Qur’aan, what life do our hearts have? We have forgotten the role the Qur’aan should have in our lives, will we not then give that role back to the Qur’aan?

What set our Salaf apart from the rest of the following generations? It was nothing except their attachment to the Qur’aan. Their lives was the Qur’aan. In the day they would recite Qur’aan, and during night prayers, they contemplated over it. And history is a witness to where it led them.

Ibn Khaldoon said in Al-Muqaddimah “Then the cities of Islaam grew, and illiteracy disappeared from amongst the Arabs because of their constant occupation with the Qur’aan.“

Like our body needs food to survive, our soul also need its nurishment as well. Our hearts need ‘food’ to remain alive.

So what is the ‘Food’ of our hearts?

Ibn Al Qayyim said: “The keys to the life of the heart lie in reflecting upon the Qur‘aan , being humble before Allaah in secret, and leaving sins.” (6)

And if one thinks about this, he finds that they are dependent upon one another. The Qur’aan and evil cannot coexist in the same heart, so one needs to leave off sins in order to be able to recite and reflect on the Qur’aan for it to have any effect on him, and only when one reflects on the Qur’aan can he feel the power of its Words, and only then can he humble himself  before Allaah in secret for it is easier to commit a sin in secret then in the open.

Ibn Masood said “These hearts are vessels. Fill them up with Qur’aan and occupy them with nothing else.”

and he also said “The love of the Qur’aan and the love of music cannot combine in the heart of a believer.”

Allaah says, telling of the characteristics of the believers, when they recite or hear the Qur’aan:

“…The skins of those who fear their Lord shiver from it (when they recite it or hear it). Then their skin and their heart soften to the remembrance of Allaah. That is the guidance of Allaah. He Guides therewith whom He pleases and whomever Allaah sends astray, for him there is no guide.” (7)

Ibn Katheer says regarding this verse:

“This is the description of the righteous, when they hear the Words of the Compeller, the Protector, the Almighty, the Oft-Forgiving, because they understand the promises and warnings contained therein. The frightening words and threats make their skin shiver from fear.
[…]
When they hear the Aayat of Allaah, they are not too busy to pay attention to them; they listen to them and understand their meanings. So they act upon them and prostrate when they hear them, out of understanding, not out of ignorance and blind following of others. Third they adhere to the correct etiquette when they listen to them. As the Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, used to do when they listened to the words of Allaah recited by the Messenger of Allaah. Their skin would shiver, and their hearts would soften to the remembrance of Allaah. They did not shout or do other actions that are not natural; on the contrary, they would sit quietly with the proper attitude of fear, in an unparalleled fashion. they attained the victory of praise from their Lord in this world and the Hereafter.
[…]
Qatadah said: “This is the characteristic of the friends of Allaah; Allaah has described them in this manner, saying that their skin shivers, their eyes weep and their hearts find rest to the remembrance of Allaah. He did not say that they lose their minds and swoon; that is the characteristic of the followers of innovation, and that comes from the Shaytan.”

Remember that the Qur’aan can either be a proof for us or a proof against us, let us make sure that it will become a proof for us on the Day of Judgment.

It is narrated on the authority of 3Umar radi Allaahu 3Anhu that the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “Verily, Allaah will raise elevate some people by this Book and He will degrade others with it”. (8)

In another narration the Messenger sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “Whoever puts (the Qur’aan) ahead of him, it will lead him to Paradise; and whoever throws it behind him, it will drag him into Hell.” (9)

We ask Allaah to make us of those who recite this Book, follow it, understand it, and then teach it to others seeking nothing except His reward.

The Reward

So let us turn to our first source, the ahadeeth and take a look at a few narrations about the Qur’aan and the reward of the one who recites it & memorizes it and let us ask Allaah subhaanahu wa ta3alaa to make us of the Companions of the Qur’aan.

The Messenger sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam has informed us of the great reward of those that take the Qur’aan as their companion, and hold fast to it, stick to it and never abandon it for anything else. They are with the Qur’aan in the day, and they recite it at night in prayer.

Virtues of Reading & memorizing the Qur’aan:

عن عبد الله بن مسعود قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ” مَن قرأ حرفاً من كتاب الله فله به حسنة ، والحسنة بعشر أمثالها ، لا أقول { الم } حرف ، ولكن ألِف حرف ، ولام حرف ، وميم حرف . رواه الترمذي ( 2910 ) وقال : حسن صحيح . وصححه الألباني في صحيح الترمذي .

3Abd-Allaah ibn Mas3ood said: The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said: “Whoever reads a letter of the Book of Allaah will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a tenfold reward. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is a letter, rather alif is a letter, laam is a letter and meem is a letter.” (10)

That’s 30 hasanaat for reciting only 3 letters! Imagine if one were to recite soorah Al-Fatihah how much hasanaat they will receive, imagine if one recites soorah Al-Baqarah!

Imagine for a second, the ones who set out to memorize this Book, reciting its verses over and over hunderds of times to engrave it in their memories, how much is their total recitation? How much is their reward?

مثل الذي يقرأ القرآن وهو حافظ له مع السفرة الكرام البررة ، ومثل الذي يقرأ وهو يتعاهده ، وهو عليه شديد فله أجران . البخاري ومسلم

And another narration, it was narrated from 3Aa’ishah that the Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said:

“The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur’aan will be with the honourable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur’aan and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible, will have a double reward.” (11)

Commentary: Proficient here means one who reads the Qur’aan in accordance with the rules of “3Ilm At-Tajweed” (the science of the recitation of the Qur’aan) as is evidenced from the words of Imam Bukhaaree’s narration and the title given to the chapter.

This Hadeeth also highlights the merit of the reader of the Qur’aan who does not know `3Ilm At-Tajweed, and for that reason cannot read it fluently. But in spite of this, he reads it with great effort. He will be given double reward, one for the difficulty encountered in reciting it, and another for reading it. Safratun translated in the Hadeeth as scribes (angels) mean the angels that convey the Wahy (Revelation) to the Messenger of Allaah.


عن أبي هريرة عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : ” يجيء القرآن يوم القيامة فيقول : يا رب حلِّه ، فيلبس تاج الكرامة ثم يقول : يا رب زِدْه ، فيلبس حلة الكرامة ، ثم يقول : يا رب ارض عنه فيرضى عنه ، فيقال له : اقرأ وارق وتزاد بكل آية حسنة ” . رواه الترمذي ( 2915 ) وقال : هذا حديث حسن صحيح ، وقال الألباني في ” صحيح الترمذي ” برقم ( 2328 ) : حسن

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet sallAlalahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said:

Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said: “The Qur’aan will come on the Day of Resurrection and will say, ‘O Lord, adorn him.’ So he will be given a crown of honour to wear. Then it will say, ‘O Lord, give him more.’ So he will be given a garment of honour.’ Then it will say, ‘O Lord, be pleased with him.’ So Allaah will be pleased with him. Then it will be said to him, ‘Recite and advance in status, and for each verse you will gain one more hasanah (reward for good deed).” (12)

SubhaanAllaah, if this was the only Hadeeth describing the reward, then it would suffice! The Qur’aan itself will come on the Day of Judgement and intercede for its companions, and Allaah will give him a crown of honor, a garment of honor, Allaah will be pleased with him.

What else is needed to persuade us to recite the Qur’aan?

Yet here is another:

عن عبد الله بن عمرو عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : ” يقال لصاحب القرآن : اقرأ وارتق ورتل كما كنت ترتل في الدنيا فإن منزلتك عند آخر آية تقرأ بها “. رواه الترمذي ( 2914 ) وقال : هذا حديث حسن صحيح ، وقال الألباني في ” صحيح الترمذي ” برقم ( 2329 ) : حسن صحيح ، وأبو داود ( 1464 ) .

3Abd-Allaah ibn 3Amr that the Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said: “It will be said to the companion of the Qur’aan (i.e., the one who memorized and studied it): ‘Read, advance in status and recite as you used to do in the world, for your status will be commensurate with the last aayah that you recite.’” (13)

(What is meant by reciting here is memorizing)

SubhaanAllaah, aren’t these three narrations enough to make us pick up the Qur’aan and read it and try to understand it?

The rewards are not limited to the on who becomes a companion of the Qur’aan himself, but by the Mercy of Allaah, it goes further and it goes to his parents as the hadeeth states:

ويُكسى والداه حلَّتين لا تقوم لهما الدنيا وما فيها ، فيقولان : يا رب أنى لنا هذا ؟ فيقال لهما : بتعليم ولدكما القرآن ” . رواه الطبراني في ” الأوسط .. .

وعن بريدة رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ” من قرأ القرآن وتعلَّم وعمل به أُلبس والداه يوم القيامة تاجاً من نور ضوؤه مثل ضوء الشمس ، ويكسى والداه حلتين لا تقوم لهما الدنيا فيقولان : بم كسينا هذا ؟ فيقال : بأخذ ولدكما القرآن ” . رواه الحاكم

“….his parents will be clothed with garments which far surpass everything to be found in this world. They will say, “O Lord, how did we earn this.” It will be said to them, “Because you taught your child the Qur’aan.”’” (14)

It was narrated that Buraydah said: “The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said: ‘Whoever reads the Qur’aan, learns it and acts in accordance with it, on the Day of Resurrection his parents will be given a crown to wear whose light will be like the light of the sun, and his parents will be given garments which far surpass everything to be found in this world. They will say, “Why have we been given this to wear?” It will be said, “Because your child learned the Qur’aan.”’” (15)

These two hadeeth support one another. (16)

The Warning


وَقَالَ الرَّسُولُ يَارَبِّ إِنَّ قَوْمِي اتَّخَذُوا هَذَا الْقُرْآنَ مَهْجُورًا

“And the Messenger (Muhammad sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam) will say: “O my Lord! Verily, my people deserted this Qur’aan (neither listened to it, nor acted on its laws and orders”. (17)

In our times, rarely does the Qur’aan come down from that top shelf in our bookshelves where it’s sitting collecting dust, it comes down only when someone dies. SubhaanAllaah, this Qur’aan was revealed for the living, not the dead! In fact, it is so bad in some places, that if the Qur’aan is heard being recited loudly, people will come to you and say “Ina lillaahi wa inna ilayhi Raaji3oon, who has died?”

That is what the Qur’aan has become! An ornament, which is decorated and then placed on the top most shelf and left only to be picked up when someone passes away. This shows a preference of symbolism over substance. When Ibn 3Abbas saw a copy of the Qur’aan decorated with silver, he said: “In so doing, you will be seducing the thief, while its true ornament and decoration are within it.“

We have become people who honor only the letters of the Qur’aan, leaving behind its guidance. We rarely recite it, and we do not understand it nor do we follow much of its commandments. We respect the outside of the Qur’aan, yet leave off respecting the inside. Shaykh Shuraym of Masjid Al Haram in Makkah, said in one of the Du3aa’ that he would say: “Oh Allaah make us from those that stand up for the Hudood (laws) of the Qur’aan, and do not make us from those who stand up and respect the letters and loose the Hudood of Yours.”

Then there are amongst us those who only take the Qur’aan for barakah and only for that. Some just restrict themselves to Soorah Yaa-Seen never going beyond that, and you’ll find these small pocket-sized mass printed. What happened to the rest of the Qur’aan? What happened to the rest of the Soorah? Allaah has revealed the entire Qur’aan and made the entire book blessed not just one soorah!

From the long Hadeeth regarding what happens to the soul and the questioning, it is narrated:

“…So his soul is returned to his body and there come to him two angels who make him sit up and they say to him, ‘Who is your Lord?’ He says, ‘Allaah.’ They say, ‘What is your religion?’ He says, ‘My religion is Islam.’ They say, ‘Who is this man who was sent among you?’ He says, ‘He is the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam.’ They say, ‘What did you do?’ He says,I read the Book of Allaah and I believed in it.’…” (18)

Re-read the underlined portion brothers and sisters!

Imaam Ibn Qayyim (rahimahu-Allaahu) said: “There are various types of ‘abandonment’ of the Qur’aan:

1) To abandon listening to it and believing in it.

2) To abandon acting upon it, and ignoring its lawful and prohibited ordinances (Halaal and haraam), even if one believes in it and recites it.

3) To abandon judging by it, and resorting to it as a judge when there are differences in the essence of the religion or other matters.

4) To abandon pondering over it, and understanding it, and seeking the explanation of it.

5) To abandon using it as a cure in all types of diseases of the heart, and instead to seek to cure these diseases by other means. (19)

How many of these types of abandonments are we guilty of?

So brothers and sisters let us take a step back, examine our lives and see if we are guilty of abandoning the Qur’aan in any of these categories and strive to make up wherever we are lacking. I remind foremost myself, and then you to pick up the Qur’aan and recite a portion of it daily, listen to it, and try to understand it..

The Salaf & The Qur’aan

The Salaf were the best of this Ummah as stated by the Messenger sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam in an authentic narration. There is not much to say about these narrations, they speak for themselves.

Jubayr bin Mut3im said:“I heard the Messenger of Allah sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam recite “at-Toor” in the Maghrib prayer, and when he got to the verses “Were they created by nothing, or were they themselves the creators? Or did they create the heavens and the earth? No, but they have no firm Belief. Or are with them the treasures of your Lord? Or are they the tyrants with the authority to do as they like?” my heart wanted to fly from my body out of awe.” (20)

3Uthmaan bin 3Affaan said: “If our hearts were truly pure, we would never get enough of the Words of our Lord, and I hate that one day passes with me not looking in the Mushaf.” (21)

Ibn Abi Mulaykah narrated: “3Ikrimah bin Abi Jahl used to press the Mus-haf to his face and cry, saying: “The Book of my Lord! The Words of my Lord!”” (22)

Bishr bin as-Sirri said: “Verily, each verse is like a date: the more you chew it, the more of its sweetness is released.” Abu Sulayman heard this and commented: “True. It is the case with one of you that if he begins one chapter of it, he wants to read it to the end.” (23)

Abu az-Zahiriyyah narrated: “I went to Tarsus, so I entered upon Abu Mu3awiyah al-Aswad after he had become blind. In his house, I saw a Mus-haf hanging from the wall, so said to him: “May Allaah have Mercy upon you! A Mus-haf while you cannot even see?”

He replied: “My brother, will you keep a secret for me until the day I die?”

I said: “Yes.” Then, he said to me: “Verily, when I want to read from the Qur’aan, my eyesight comes back to me.” (24)

So keeping in mind what has proceeded, let us try to spend more time with the Qur’aan and let us have sincerity in this because the Messenger sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam has informed us in an authentic narration that of the first of the people to be thrown into Hell will be a person who memorized the Qur’aan in order to show off to the people and receive their praise. May Allaah protect us from that. Know that we cannot achieve success in becoming the People of the Qur’aan without making Du3aa’ for it.

اللهم جعلنا من اهل القراّن

Allahumma-Ja3lnaa min Ahl-il-Qur’aan

Oh Allaah make us of the People of the Qur’aan

Let us try to pick up the Mus-haf more often, and try to recite the Qur’aan daily.

Let us get a Tafseer of the many widely available today and sit down and try to understand what the verses mean.

Let us memorize the Qur’aan be it only a verse per day.

And let us teach others what we have learned because the Messenger sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa Sallam said “The best among you are those who learn the Qur’aan and teach it.” (25)

Action Tipss:

Some quick tips/guide to start with:

Some more:

(taken from islamic ink with modification & addition)
 

Coming soon

Manners of reciting the Qur’aan
How to attain the sweetness of reciting the Qur’aan

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References:
(1). soorah younus, v:57
(2) soorah Al-Hashr, v:21.
(3) soorah Al-Hadeed, v:16
(4) Ahmad, Nisaa’ee, Ibn Maajah
(6) Haadiyyul-’Arwaah ilaa Bilaadil-Afraah (p. 45)
(7) soorah Az-Zumar, v:23
(8) Saheeh Muslim
(9) At-Tabaraani & Al-Bayhiqee
(10) Narrated by al-Tirmidhee, 2910; hasan saheeh. Also classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.
(11) Saheeh Bukharee & Saheeh Muslim
(12) Narrated by al-Tirmidhee, 2915. He said, this is a saheeh hasan hadeeth. Al-Albaani said in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi, 2328, this is hasan
(13) Narrated by al-Tirmidhee, 2914; he said this is a saheeh hasan hadeeth. Al-Albaani said in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi, no. 2329, it is hasan saheeh. Also narrated by Abu Dawood, 1464
(14) Narrated by al-Tabaraanee in al-Awsat, 6/51
(15)  Narrated by al-Haakim, 1/756
(16) See al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 2829. http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/14035
(17) soorah Al-Furqaan, v:30
(18) Narrated by Abu Dawood, 4753; Ahmad, 18063 – this version was narrated by him. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 1676.
(19) “An Introduction To The Sciences Of The Qur’aan” By Yasir Qadhi, p. 394, quoting from: Ibn Al-Qayyim, p. 113]
(20) (soorah At-Toor, v:37) ‘Tafsir Ibn Katheer’; 4/309
(21) Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah; 7/215
(22) Reported by 3Abdullah bin al-Mubarak # 56
(23) Al-Hadith fi ‘Ulum al-Qur’an’; p. 70
(24) Imam Ibn Al Jawzi’s Sifaat us-Safwah
(25) Bukhaaree
 
 

E-mails from the Grave

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Allaah says in Soorah Yaa-seen:

إِنَّا نَحْنُ نُحْيِي الْمَوْتَىٰ وَنَكْتُبُ مَا قَدَّمُوا وَآثَارَهُمْ ۚ وَكُلَّ شَيْءٍ أَحْصَيْنَاهُ فِي إِمَامٍ مُّبِينٍ

“Verily, We give life to the dead, and We record that which they send before (them), and their traces [their footsteps and walking on the earth], and all things We have recorded with numbers (as a record) in a Clear Book.”  [Soorah Yaa-seen, v:12]

In the light of the above verse , I urge you to watch this video, please  share this especially with the youth.

SubhaanAllaah…it really made me shiver as I read the translation/subtitle. The short 3 minutes video,  is by Shaykh  Dr Muhammad Al-3Arifi who wrote the book “Enjoy Your Life” – a wonderful book indeed published by Darussalam.

May Allaah grant us Husnal Khatimah. Aameen

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Forgive me when I whine “A reminder”

“Do not look to those above you. Look to those below you, as it will more likely remind you of Allah’s favors bestowed on you.”

[Saheeh al-Bukharee and Saheeh Muslim]

A Topic we pretend does not exist

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Today’s topic is about something we DON’T really want to talk about.

It’s about…. PLUCKING EYEBROWS


This is a topic we just want to avoid or hope it would go away Although, not thinking about it does not mean that the Hukum (order) isn’t there.
And you know what? It is sad to say that 90% of our sisters are guilty of doing it.

But dear Sister, have you really thought about it?

What does Islam REALLY say about shaping the eyebrows?

It says in “Fataawa al-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen”:

Plucking of women’s eyebrows is not permissible. The Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) cursed the one who does it. It is haraam and is not permitted.

The evidence:

1) Abd-Allaah ibn Masood said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) say: “Allaah has CURSED the woman who does tattoos and the one who has them done, the woman who plucks eyebrows and the one who has it done, and the one who files her teeth for the purpose of beauty, altering the creation of Allaah.”  (Bukhaari, Muslim)

2) Removing or plucking the eyebrows implies changing the creation of Allaah, as Allaah tells us that the Shaytaan said: …..and indeed I will order them to change the nature created by Allaah.” [al-Nisa:119]


Can you do it if (you think) it makes you look ugly?

Allaah is Wise in what He decrees for His slaves.Some people are beautiful in appearance and some are not; the entire matter is in the hand of Allaah. It is essential to be patient and seek reward with Allaah, and not to transgress His sacred limits for the sake of one’s own whims and desires.

What about hair on her face (like chin, upper lip, etc.) and the rest of her body?

There is no sin on a woman if she removes hair on her upper lip, thighs, calves and arms. This is not part of the plucking that is forbidden. It is one of the things concerning which Sharee’ah did not say anything, so the ruling is that it is permissible, since whatever sharee’ah did not say anything about, in the Qur’aan or Sunnah, is allowed.

“What is Halaal is that which Allaah has permitted in His Book, and what is haraam is that which Allaah has forbidden in His Book, and whatever He has not said anything about is allowable. (al-Tirmidhi-hasan)

What about plucking the hair BETWEEN the eyebrows?

The Ulama tell us that it is permissible to pluck it, because it is not part of the eyebrows.

Can a woman do it if her husband asks her to do so?
It says in Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daaimah: It is not permissible to remove the hair of the eyebrows because this is the plucking for which the Messenger of Allaah (pbuh) cursed those who do it, and it is a kind of changing the creation of Allaah, which is the action of the Shaytaan. If a woman’s husband tells her to do it, she should not obey him,because it is a sin, and there is no obedience to any created being if it involves disobedience towards the Creator. Rather obedience should only be with regard to things that are good and proper, as the Prophet (pbuh) said.

OK, I am not plucking it. But, can I shape it, cut it, etc. ?

Shaykh Ibn Jibreen said: “It is not permissible to cut the hair of the eyebrows, or to shave it, reduce it or pluck it.This is not the matter of beauty, rather it is altering the creation of Allaah Who is the Best of creators. A warning has been narrated against doing that and the one who does it is cursed; this implies that it is forbidden.

So, this is it.

The evidence is clear. There is no difference of opinion among the Ulama about it.

Plucking your eyebrows is HARAAM….. Plain and Simple

No ifs & buts about it.

The Prophet (pbuh) said it….the Ulama explained it…..you have been informed about it.
And you have been WARNED.

Now, it is up to youto decide.

Do you want to be the one who ˜listens and obeys?

Or are you going to be like the one whom Allah describes……

“And when Our Verses are recited to such a one,he turns away in pride, as if he heard them not–as if there were deafness in his ear. So announce to him a painful torment.” (al- Luqman:7)

Read the above Ayah carefully.

Surely, YOU are NOT going to be that one.

Then, give it up, my dear Sister. It’s simply not worth it.You look beautiful even if you didn’t pluck your eyebrows. I Promise You.
Don’t let the Kuffaar get to you.
Don’t be the one whom Allah curses.

Imagine! ALLAAH’S CURSE!!!!

Just think! How can anyone expect goodness and success in this life OR in the Hereafter if Allah’s curse is on them?

O Allah…. save us from Your Curse and guide us to the Right Path. Aameen.

by Asma bint Shameem
taken from Dr.Farhat Hashmi’s website
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Read more about ruling on plucking eyebrows
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Ibn al-Qayyim’s Advice

 


“Know, dear son, that days are but hours, and hours are but breaths, and every soul is a container, hence let not any breath pass without benefit, such that on the Day of Judgement you find an empty container and feel regret!

Be aware of every hour and how it passes, and only spend it in the best possible way;

do not neglect yourself, but render it accustomed to the noblest and best of actions,

and send to your grave that which will please you when you arrive to it.”


(Ibn al-Jawzī in his Lafat al-Kabid fī Naṣīḥat  al-Walad)

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