Tag Archives: Calamity

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The Five tests of today mentioned in the Quran

Allaah Subhanahu ta'ala says in the Quran: "And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirin (the patient). Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly, to Allaah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return." They are those on whom are the Salawat (i.e., who are blessed and will be forgiven) from their Lord, and (they are those who) receive His mercy, and it is they who are the guided ones." [Quran, Surah al-Baqarah, 2:155-157] The Believer is Patient with the Affliction and thus gains a Reward Allaah informs us that He tests and tries His servants, just as Read more ...
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The Month of Muharram and Fasting on the Day of ‘Ashura

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy O people! Fear Allaah (The Most High) and thank Him for the apparent and unapparent blessings He has bestowed upon you.  He has not ceased granting you occasions of good and virtue. The month of hajj has elapsed and now you have reached the month of Al-Muharram, which Allaah has specially chosen. Firstly: Muharram is amongst those months in which Allaah made fighting forbidden. Allaah (The Most High) said: "Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred." Read more ...
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Why does Earthquake occur?

All praise be to Allah. May Allah's Peace and Blessings be upon Allah's Messenger and upon his family, Companions, and those who follow his guidance! Allah (Glorified be He) is All-Wise and All-Knowledgeable with what He predestines and what He legislates and commands. He creates what He wills of portents. He predestines them to make His servants fear Him, reminds them of what they have to do and warn them against Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship), disobeying His commands and violating His prohibitions. Allah (Glorified be He) says: "And We sent not the signs except to warn, and to make them afraid (of destruction)." Read more ...
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Urdu Dars: Celebrating Prophet’s Birthday is Bid’ah

Topic: Celebrating Prophet’s (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) Birthday is Bid'ah. Speaker: Dr Murtaza bin Baksh, Jeddah. Language: Urdu Read more ...

A Historical analysis of date of birth & death of Prophet Muhammad

A Historical analysis of date of Birth and Death of Prophet Muhammad (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) In the name of Allah, indeed all praise is due to Allah and may peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah. Allah says in the Quran: "Muhammad (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) is no more than a Messenger, and indeed (many) Messengers have passed away before him. If he dies or is killed, will you then turn back on your heels (as disbelievers)? And he who turns back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah, and Allah will give reward to those who are grateful." [Quran 3:144] The Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) informed us that Read more ...

What to do at time of Earthquake or other Calamity?

Earthquakes are one of the great signs of Allah in this universe, with which He tests His slaves as a reminder or to instill fear of Him or as a punishment. Man must remember, when the signs occur, his weakness, incapability, humble status before Allah and his need of Him, so he turns to Allah, may He be exalted and glorified, in supplication, beseeching and humility, in the hope that Allah will lift this great distress from the people. Allah says in the Quran: "Verily, We sent (Messengers) to many nations before you (O Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam)). And We seized them with extreme poverty (or loss in wealth) and loss in health (with calamities) Read more ...

Caught in a Storm – The Muslim Way

As Hurricane Sandy heads towards US and people all over the East Coast prepare to bunker down, this verse from the Quran comes to mind: “Certainly, We shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss of wealth, lives and fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to (As-Sabireen) those who patiently persevere.” ( Surah Al Baqarah, 2:155) Give charity. Why do we need to see the disaster before we open our purses and give? The Prophet  said: “Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” – Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 589 Increase your isthighfaar, your dhikr. The sunnah is to go to the masjid in times Read more ...

The Calamity of the Prophet’s Death : Effects on the Muslim Nation

The Calamity of the Prophet's Death : Effects on the Muslim Nation Refuting those who Say that the Death of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was not a Calamity Those who make this claim say, "This is Allah's Noble Book and this is the pure Sunnah ofthe Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) so what is there to fear regarding the death of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam)", The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) answered them in the following hadith: Zayd ibn Lubayd (ra) related, The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) mentioned something and then said, "That is when knowledge departs." I Read more ...

The Death of the Messenger of Allah is the Greatest of Afflictions

The Death of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is the Greatest of Afflictions Ibn 'Abbas and Saabit Al-Jumahee both related that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: "If one of you is afflicted with a calamity, then let him remember his calamity by me (i.e., by my death); for indeed, it is the greatest of calamities." It becomes clear to us from this hadith that the death of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) is the greatest disaster that has occurred or will occur to the Muslim Nation. The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) requests that when we remember our calamities or afflictions, we should Read more ...

TO ALLAH IS OUR RETURN

TO ALLAH IS OUR RETURN The Ayah and it’s Meaning Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi Raji’un — "To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return." (Surah Al Baqarah 2:156) The translation of the verses mentioned before and after this ayah is (Surah Al Baqarah): 2:155  "Be sure We shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere (As-Sabirin)," 2:156  "Who say, when afflicted with calamity: "To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return":-" 2:157  "They are those on whom (descend) blessings from their Lord, and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive Read more ...