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There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah, and Muhammad (peace be upon him) is His last and final messenger.

ألسعادة الحقيقية True happines

قال شيخ الإسلام بن تيمية رحمه الله تعالى:

"أسعد الخلق و أعظمهم نعيما و أعلاهم درجة أعظمهم اتباعا و موافقة له علما و عملا "
(الفتاوي 4/26 )

Shaykhūl Islām ibn taymiyya rahimahullaah said :

" The most happy of the creation and the ones whom experience the greatest of pleasure and the highest of them in rank , are the ones who are most compliant and in agreement with him ( the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم ) in knowledge and action ."

(alfataawa 4/26)

69 Days how will you make the most of this ramadhan?

69 Days how will you make the most of this ramadhan?

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Concerning the Imaam, the Shaykh - Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (rahima-hullaah), it has been narrated:

"When the Shaykh was in need of refilling his pen with ink from an inkpot in the University library to use for University work purposes, he would make sure to empty the ink out of his pen into the inkpot before he left, since it was the property of the University.”

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Sheikh uthaymeen rahimahullaah ta’ala


“…he slept very little at night during the times of major crises within the Ummah…”​

Concerning the Imaam, the Shaykh - Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (rahima-hullaah), it has been narrated by Shaykh Badr ibn Naadir al-Mashaaree:

“One of his (Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen’s) students informed me that he slept very little at night during the times of major crises within the Ummah, especially during the days of the Gulf War and the tragedy of our brothers (and sisters) in Bosnia and Chechnya; Whereby he would stand the night (in prayer) beseeching His Lord for their victory (against their enemies) and firmness (upon Islaam) and to repel the plans of the enemies of the religion against them; He also prayed for the Muslims (in general) and encouraged them to stand by (support) them (in their hardship against their enemies).”

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"In this world, man finds remembrance of Allaah, praising Him and worshipping him, a delight that is incomparable to anything else. (Minhaj as-Sunnah, 5/389)"

"Whoever desires everlasting bliss, let him adhere firmly to the threshold of servitude. (Ibn al-Qayyim, al-Madaarij 1/531)"

71 days left!

71 days left!

Ibn Al-Jawzee said:

“The loss of opportunity in itself is a sufficient cause of regret.” [Kitaab Al-Lataa’if Fil-Waa’iz, p. 69]

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"It is said that: In every nation where its men lose their sense of jealousy (ghairah) over their women, their women will lose their sense of chastity." 

Al Rāghib al Aṣfahāni (adh-Dharī’ah ilā Makārim ash-Sharī’ah)

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HOW SHOULD WOMEN DRESS IN FRONT OF OTHER WOMEN? SH.FAWZAN/SH.UTHAYMEEN/SH.ALBANY

Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan was asked regarding women wearing extremely tight clothes, or open clothing that reveals large areas of the chest and arms, he replied:

“What is required from a woman is modesty and shyness, and that she is a good example for her sisters from the women, and that she should not reveal among women other than that which practising muslimaat [muslim sisters] are accustomed to uncovering among themselves. This is more deserving and encompassing, since leniency in uncovering that which there is no need to uncover may lead to [further] lenience which [eventually] leads to impermissible uncovering, Allahu ‘alam”.

Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan was also asked regarding women wearing tight clothing in the presence of other women only, he replied:

“No doubt that a women wearing something tight which highlights her body areas [bosom etc] is not permissible, it is not permissible except in front of her husband only. As for in the presence of others besides her husband then it is not permissible, even if it was in the presence of women only. Since then she will be a bad example for others if they see her wearing such [tight] clothes, and they will emulate her.

Additionally, she [the woman] is commanded to cover her ‘aura with ample and covering clothing from everyone, except her husband, she should cover her ‘aura from other women as she covers from men – except for that which is customarily accepted to uncover for women among women, such as the face, the hands, the feet, that which there is a need to uncover.”

[فتاوى المرأة المسلمة ص437 - 438]

Shaikh al-’Uthaymeen was asked upon the ruling of women wearing short clothing in front of other women, he replied:

“It is not permissible for a woman to wear short clothes except if she was in her home and no-one was there other than her husband. As for in front of other people then it is not permissible for her to wear short or tight clothes, or transparent [thin, see-through materials] whereby it displays that which is behind it [the skin and body].”

[مجموع الفتاوى والرسائل م12]

Shaikh al-’Uthaymeen was also asked regarding women wearing tight clothes in front of other women only, he replied:

“A woman wearing tight clothes that highlight the intimate areas [bosom etc] and make apparent that which has fitnah within it is impermissible…[later continued to say]…the tight clothing is not permissible in front of her mahaarim [any of those who are her mahram from the men] nor in front of the women if it is extremely tight making apparent her initimate areas.”

[فتاوى المرأة المسلمة ص417 - 418]

Indeed the women of the believers [sahaabiyyaat] were at the pinnacle of purity and chastity, modesty and shyness through the blessing of eemaan in Allah and His messenger and in the Qur’an and Sunnah. The women of that time wore covering clothing, and it was known from them that they would not uncover in front of their mahaarim or other women [other than the habitual areas such as the face, hands, feet and such], and this practice continued within the women of Islam generation after generation until recently when corruption in regards to clothing and mannerisms entered into the women.

We advise the women to have characteristics of shyness and modesty which is a branch of Eemaan itself, and from that modesty – Islamically speaking and customarily – is the woman covering herself and removing herself from any situation of fitnah. So what is upon the women is to abide by that which the Mothers of the Believers and the women of the companions were upon in terms of modesty and shyness.

[Paraphrased from speech of the Permanent Committe of Scholars].

Shaikh al-Albany stated regarding this subject, “The areas of wudu [head/face/neck, hands/forearms, feet], these are the areas of beautification that a women may make apparent in front of her muslim sister”.

[شريط تحية المسجد - الهجرة - عورة المرأة أمام النساء…السلسلة 641]

74 days!!

74 days!!

"Ibn `Abbas said: “A man’s worship does not become perfect except through marriage, and this is a universal predicament of which few can do without."

Munafiq poem - Muhammad ibrahim 
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Munafiq poem - Muhammad ibrahim
Edit by uponthedeen

Some humor from Ahmad ibn Hanbal

[وقد سئل أحمد: ما نقول في القراءة بالألحان؟ فقال: ما أسمك؟ قال السائل: محمد قال: يسرك ما يقال لك: موحمد (ممدودا)؟]
A man asked Ahmad, “What do you say about reciting the Qur’an with Alhân (a melodious, song-like tone)?” So he said, “What’s your name?” The questioner said, “Muhammad.” He said, ‘So would you like to be called ‘Moohammad’?”

[Zaad al-Ma’aad 1/138]

76 days, how quick are these days passing us by…

76 days, how quick are these days passing us by…