Tag Archives: Jibreel

Where is Allah?

WHO IS ALLAH? Allah is the proper name applied to the true God who exists necessarily by Himself comprising all the excellent Divine names and attributes of perfection. Allah is One and Unique. He has no son, no partner, nor equal. He is the sole Creator and Sustainer of the universe. Every creature bears witness to His Oneness, Divinity, and Ruboobiyyah [Ruboobiyyah, inf. of Rubb], and to the uniqueness of His attributes and names. His essence does not resemble the essences. He does not inhere in anything, nor does anything inhere in Him. “There is none like unto Him.” He is the One, the Sole, the Indivisible. He is the Rubb [Some translate the Read more ...

A Prophet King or a Slave Messenger?

 "Do not over praise me as the Christians over-praised 'Eesaa, son of Maryam. Indeed, I am only a slave. So call me the Slave of Allah and His Messenger." This is an excerpt from the last chapter of Ibn Rajab's [1] famous book: al-Khushoo' fis-Salaat. Here, he deals with the status of a slave-messenger which the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) actually selected for himself when given the choice.  The chapter expounds upon the nobility of such a choice and the reasons behind it. Pay special attention to the advice of Ibraaheem Ibn Adham at the end, although it is da'eef jiddan in its chain, it is tremendous in meaning. The Prophet (sallallaahu Read more ...

Enmity of Jews towards Jibril

Imam Ahmad recorded that Ibn 'Abbas said, "A group of Jews came to Allah's Prophet and said, 'Talk to us about some things we will ask you and which only a Prophet would know.' He said, 'Ask me about whatever you wish. However, give your pledge to Allah, similar to the pledge that Ya'qub took from his children, that if I tell you something and you recognize its truth, you will follow me in Islam.' They said, 'Agreed.' The Prophet said, 'Ask me about whatever you wish.' They said, 'Tell us about four matters: 1. What kinds of food did Israel prohibit for himself 2. What about the sexual discharge of the woman and the man, and what role does each Read more ...

I am not Feeling Ramadan

Alhamdolillah! We are over half way through the blessed month of Ramadan and many of us are unfortunately still only warming up in our worship and righteous acts. We keep talking about how much we love the month of Ramadan. We love how we could focus and worship. We talk about how we love the feeling of the shayateen being chained, and we are just so... happy. And all we can think is, “I want to feel that!” We read articles, listened to lectures, and tried to get ourself pumped up but it just isn't there. We're not “feeling” Ramadan. Maybe Ramadan didn't start off like we planned. A common excuse for this is that due to the long hours of fasting Read more ...

The Night Journey – Al-Isra’ and Al-Miraj

The Night Journey - Al-Isra' and Al-Miraj Al-Isra' and Al-Miraj (the Night Journey and Ascension) refer to the miraculous journey that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) experienced. Unlike what some people claim, that journey involved both the body and soul of the Prophet. The main proof of the fact that the body of the Prophet was involved in the journey is that Almighty Allah began the first verse of Surat Al-Isra' by the word subhan, which means exalted and glorified. This word indicates that a miraculous event is about to be mentioned in the sequel. This journey was a decisive stage of the Prophet's call in Makkah, because there Read more ...

Hamzah : The Lion of Allah, the Martyr of Martyrs

Hamzah : The Lion of Allah, the Martyr of Martyrs In Muslim history there are some extraordinary stories of how people have embraced Islam over the years. As Muslims, these stories encourage and inspire us to learn more and more about the history of Islam, especially in the early days when our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was struggling to make its message known and heard. Learning about how others came to Islam allows us to pause and reflect on our own spirituality and to thank Almighty Allah for His great gift to us of being Muslims. Such stories of heroism and of spiritual searching help us to put into context our own poor efforts as servants Read more ...

500 Years of Worship

500 Years of Worship - By Shaikh Abul Laith Samarkandi Angel Jibreel (AS) told Rasulullah (SAW) the following incident: A man in the past worshipped Allah (SWT) continuously for 500 years. He was granted a shelter on top of a mountain that was surrounded by salty water. However, Allah (SWT) caused a stream of sweet water to flow through the mountain for that individual. The man would drink from this water and use it to make ablution. Allah (SWT) also raised a pomegranate tree from which the man would eat one fruit every day. One day, this person supplicated to Allah (SWT) that, “Oh Allah (SWT), bring my death while I am in the state of prostration.” Read more ...

Brief History of Compilation of the Quran

Brief History of Compilation of the Quran During the life of the Prophet (saw) (570-632 CE) The Prophet Muhammad [Salallaho alaihe wassallam] used to recite the Quran before angel Jibreel (Gabriel) once every Ramadan, but he recited it twice (in the same order we have today) in the last Ramadan before his death. Jibreel also taught the Prophet Muhammad [Salallaho alaihe wassallam] the seven modes of recitation. Each verse received was recited by the Prophet Muhammad [Salallaho alaihe wassallam], and its location relative to other verses and surahs was identified by him. The verses were written by scribes, selected by the Prophet Muhammad [Salallaho Read more ...