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  1. As part of the ongoing suppression of cultural and political activities in Al-Quds (Jerusalem), the Occupation authorities have closed off the Orient House for the past 20 years in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. What do you know about it? MetrasGlobal on Instagram: "As part of the ongoing suppression of cultural and political activities in Al-Quds (Jerusalem), the Occupation authorities have closed off…"
  2. Water supplies cut off The Israeli water company of Mokorot cut this morning water pipes which were connected to the syima area near Al Samoa town in south Hebron Hills . This action happened always against Palestinian community’s in this place In the area which called C. https://www.instagram.com/p/CVH3pNFtzJV/
  3. Settlers' Atrocities continue on daily basis Israeli settlers set fire the Palestinian lands and attack the residents of Burin village, southern Nablus, today. Eye On Palestine on Instagram: "🇵🇸#Palestine || Israeli settlers set fire the Palestinian lands and attack the residents of Burin village, southern Nablus, today. مستوطنون…"
  4. Olive harvesting season but.... For the 2nd consecutive day, the Israeli occupation forces prevent Palestinians from picking their olives in the village of Yasouf near Salfit city. Yesterday, dozens of settlers attacked the farmers and stole their olives. www.instagram.com/p/CVFN773lqET/ Campaign to save Palestinian farmers from settler attacks Volunteers arrived in the village of Jalud and Qaryout near Nablus in the occupied West Bank to help locals quickly pick olives. Organised by the Union of Agricultural Work Committee activists will also visit 12 other villages in the region.
  5. The Beloved & Final Messenger “Certainly, there is an excellent example for you in the Messenger of Allah, for the one who looks forward to Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah abundantly.” (Surah 33; V: 21) Muhammed Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam rose like the sun from the horizon of Arabia and dissipated the intense darkness around the globe. His personality embodied the boldness of Moosa Alayhis Salaam, the courteousness of Haroon Alayhis Salaam, the patience of Ayoob Alayhis Salaam, the grandeur of Sulaiman Alayhis Salaam and the humility of Isa Alayhis Salaam. His leadership stands unparalleled in the annals of history. He despised the pomp of royalty, dutifully carried out the domestic tasks of the family; he kindled the fire, swept the floor, milked the cows and mended his own shoes and garments. The Mission of Rasoolullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam The mission of Rasoolullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam is eloquently portrayed in a speech which Ja’far Radhiyallaahu Anhu made to the ruler of Abyssinia in Africa. He said: “O king! We were a people of ignorance, worshiping idols, eating the flesh of dead animals, committing abominations, neglecting our relations, doing evil to our neighbours and the strong amongst us would oppress the weak. We were in this state when Allah Ta’aala sent to us a messenger from amongst us, whose noble lineage and sincerity, trustworthiness and honesty were known to us. He summoned us to the worship of one true Allah and to divest ourselves of the stones and idols which we and our forefathers had been ascribing to Allah. He ordered us to be truthful in speech, to fulfil all that is entrusted to us, to care for our relatives, to be kind to our neighbours, to refrain from unlawful food and the consumption of blood. He forbade us from engaging in shameful acts and false speech…” The Fundamental Principles Expounded by Rasoolullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam at the Farewell Pilgrimage (Hajjutal Widah) 1. Belief in the worship of one Allah 2. Equality of men, irrespective of colour or nationality 3. Honour and respect based only on piety 4. Sanctity of life, property and honour 5. Abolition of interest and usury 6. The rights and fair treatment of women 7. The concept of accountability and personal responsibility 8. Importance of the pillars of religion i.e. prayer, fasting, charity and pilgrimage 9. The Qur’an and Sunnah as the only source of salvation 10. The obligation of Dawah (conveying the message) The entire life of Rasoolullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam was directed towards the establishment of Deen and the saving of mankind from Hellfire. Towards this cause he underwent untold suffering and pain. What greater emulation can there be besides devoting our lives towards the fulfilment of the mission of Rasoolullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam. Let us all work for the greatest goal possible – the Mission of our Beloved Rasool Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam. Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Council of Muslim Theologians
  6. Found a PDF kashf.pdf (altafsir.com)
  7. Loving our Master, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is amongst the most integral factors of our Imaan. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has stated, “None of you has (perfect) Imaan until I am more beloved to him than his parents, his children and mankind in its entirety.” (Sahih Bukhari) Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “Whoever lives his life according to my Sunnah, then indeed he loves me. And whoever loves me, will be with me in Jannah.” (Sunan Tirmidhi) As Muslims, it is our belief that every Sunnah of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is filled with noor (divine light) and blessings of Allah Ta'ala. Allah Ta’ala mentions in the Quraan Majeed, “Say (to them): if you love Allah, then follow me (Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), Allah will love you in return and forgive your sins.” (Quran 3:31) The Sunnah of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is not restricted to acts or places of worship only. Instead, it is comprehensive and covers all aspects of life, such as one's social and moral conduct, business dealings & dressing. It applies to all places be it the Musjid, the business place, the home & even while one is on journey. In every situation, one should draw guidance from the lifestyle of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam thereby turning habits into acts of worship. Let us make a firm resolution to learn the Sunnah, practice and propagate it not only in this month of Rabi ul Awwal but rather throughout the year and indeed throughout our lives. Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Council of Muslim Theologians
  8. Beautifully explained! The book mentioned at the edn is probably in urdu though
  9. Shaikh ‘Abdul Fattaah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah), the renowned Syrian ‘Aalim, writes that he heard the following incident from an ‘Aalim of Pakistan: Once, a certain person went to visit one of the rulers in Northern Pakistan. When the ruler (received him and) asked him how he was, he launched into a lengthy list of complaints, explaining all the difficulties and grievances that he was suffering. After listing his extensive complaints, he remarked to the ruler, “How fortunate you are! You lead a good and comfortable life! You enjoy the best quality of food, drink and sleep, and your life is free from all problems and worries! You are the ruler, so everything (you wish for) is presented before you!” Hearing this, the ruler remained silent and did not say anything. Sometime later, the ruler invited this person to his home for a meal. However, over this person’s seat, he had suspended a sharp, unsheathed sword. Furthermore, the sword was hanging from a thin thread which could snap at any second. When the man saw the sword hanging over him, threatening to fall on him at any moment, he was filled with such fear that he lost his appetite and interest in the food! The ruler encouraged him to eat saying, “You should eat from all the different varieties and dishes (that we have served), for they are all tasty and delicious.” However, the man responded, “As tasty as the food may be, my fear of the sword falling on me has robbed me of the enjoyment of the food and has made me lose all interest in eating!” The ruler then said, “That, exactly, is the state of my life which you envy. You yearn to lead the type of life which I lead, whereas you are completely ignorant of the reality of my life and what I go through. My entire life is similar to yours at this moment, while you fear the sword falling on you. The reason is that my life is in danger at every moment from my enemies and close associates who wish to seize power from me. They wish to take my rulership through having me assassinated and killed, or slipping poison into my food, or killing me in my sleep, or through inciting an uprising and rebellion against me. “I constantly suffer from insecurity, insomnia, fear and anxiety. At every moment of my life, I am forced to remain vigilant and on guard. However, you are so fortunate! You sleep in peace and safety, walk in peace and safety, eat in peace and safety, and whether you are traveling or at home, you enjoy peace and safety. YOU are the one who leads an envious life – not me.” Hearing this, the man acknowledged that the ruler was correct. He thus praised and thanked Allah Ta‘ala for the life that he had given him. (Risaalatul Mustarshideen pg. 223 – footnotes) Lessons: 1. An English proverb states, “The grass in always greener on the other side.”In other words, no matter how good a person’s life may be, and how many bounties of Allah Ta‘ala he may be enjoying, he will always feel as though other people are more fortunate than him and are enjoying more than him. In reality, this is the trap of Shaitaan. Shaitaan makes us turn our gazes to the bounties of others, while blinding us to the bounties we enjoy, so that we fall into ingratitude. Hence, the hadeeth teaches us that in regard to the bounties of this world, we should always look at those who are less fortunate and less privileged than ourselves, as this will cause us to become grateful by making us realize how much we enjoy. 2. Allah Ta‘ala loves us, and He knows what is best for us. At times, we want something for ourselves, but He does not give it to us, as He knows that it is not good for us. Instead, He gives us something better – in this world or the next. We may not understand or see the infinite wisdom behind the decision of Allah Ta‘ala, but we should nevertheless trust in Him and always remain pleased with His decision. 3. Most people labour their entire lives to amass wealth, convinced that abundant wealth will guarantee them lives of happiness and joy. However, wealth, power and position do NOT guarantee happiness and peace, as many wealthy people live in constant fear and stress regarding the safety of their lives and wealth. Conversely, there are many people who are not wealthy, but lead happy and contented lives. Thus, we should learn to be content and grateful for what we have – this is the key to a ‘good life’. Uswatul Muslimah
  10. Life goes on in Plaestine While the following occurs, Settlers uproot Palestinian's trees Israeli settlers who live in the illegal outpost of Havat Ma'on attacked and uprooted today the olives, almond, and cactus trees of Sumud Freedom Garden in the village of At-Tuwani, south Hebron Hills. The attacks of the Israeli settlers on this garden have been continuous since 2 years ago. The total number of trees that have been destroyed and uprooted is 250. Students obstructed from access to school Israeli occupation forces obstructed today the access of #Palestinian students to their school in the occupied West Bank village of Luban e-Sharkiya. Children continue to be detained Six Palestinian children were arrested last night by Israeli occupation forces after raiding several houses in Issawia village, Jerusalem. In Sheikh Jarrah The bell of danger is ringing again in Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood as the Israeli court will force families to accept a compromise! This and more news here
  11. Palestinians face Censoring on Social Media
  12. The Role of a Woman in Islam Allah Ta‘ala, through His infinite grace and mercy, has created and designed the world in the most perfect form and caused it to continue functioning most precisely and accurately. The unique rotation of the sun and moon, the alternation of the day and night, the rainfall from the clouds and the four seasons – all are manifestations of the Qudrat (Power) of the Most-Perfect Creator, Allah Ta‘ala. Each creation of Allah Ta‘ala has been created to fulfill a specific role and function in the world. Similarly, Allah Ta‘ala created man, who is the pinnacle of His creation, to fulfill the greatest objective – to worship Allah Ta‘ala and uphold His commands in the world. In order for man to be successful in fulfilling the purpose for which he has been created, Allah Ta‘ala has stipulated specific roles for men and women to adhere to when leading their lives in the world. These roles, which Allah Ta‘ala has designated to both men and women, are in total conformity and harmony to their nature and disposition. In Islam, the role of a woman can be encapsulated in three aspects. The first aspect is her obedience to Allah Ta‘ala and leading a life of piety. The second aspect is her remaining within her home and observing strict purdah with all non-mahrams. The third aspect is her remaining obedient to her husband and fulfilling his rights. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “When a woman is punctual on her five daily salaah, fasts during the month of Ramadhaan, protects her chastity and is obedient to her husband, she may enter through whichever door of Jannah she wishes.” (Majma’uz Zawaa’id #7634) Obedience to Allah Ta‘ala and leading a life of piety A woman’s primary concern at all times should be to remain obedient to Allah Ta‘ala and lead a life of piety. She should understand that Allah Ta‘ala is the Creator and the Only Being who will bless her with success, happiness and contentment in her life. Hence, she should regard His command to be first and foremost in her life, and she should never compromise in fulfilling His commands for anything in the world. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “There is no obedience to the creation in those things that lead to the disobedience of Allah Ta‘ala.” (Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah #33717) Remaining within the home and observing strict purdah with non-mahrams In order for a woman to be successful and beloved in the sight of Allah Ta‘ala, she should remain within her home and not leave her home without need. Allah Ta‘ala addresses the blessed wives of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and the women of the ummah saying, “Remain within your homes and do not come out of your homes making a display of your beauty like the women during the former days of ignorance.” (Surah Ahzaab v.33) Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said that a woman should be concealed from the eyes of strange men. When she exits from her home, Shaitaan begins to stare at her. (In this way, Shaitaan causes men to cast lustful glances at her, inciting them towards her.) The time that she is closest to her Rabb is when she is concealed within her home.” (Musnadul Bazzaar #1820) Imaam Shaafi’ee (rahimahullah) has stated that during the mubaarak era of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), none of the respected wives, daughters or women of the family of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would be present for the congregational or Jumu‘ah Salaah in the musjid. This was on account of the fact that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) encouraged the women to perform their salaah within their homes. (Ikhtilaaful Hadith 8/624) When the women of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) left their homes for a valid need, they observed a very high level of purdah from strange men. Even at the time of performing tawaaf, the women would ensure that they do not mix with the men. Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah) has narrated a Hadith showing that in the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), when the women would perform tawaaf, then they would not walk among the men. Rather, they would perform tawaaf on the side, separated from the men. In this way, there would be segregation between the men and women. (Saheeh Bukhaari #1618) Remaining Obedient to her husband and fulfilling his rights It is reported that on one occasion, Hazrat Asmaa bint Yazeed (radhiyallahu ‘anha) came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) while he was seated among the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and addressed him in the following words: “O Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! We women remain within the confines of our homes and protect ourselves from the gazes of strangers. We fulfill the needs of our husbands and bear their children. The men have been favoured by Allah Ta‘ala by being able to attend the Jumu‘ah Salaah and other salaahs in congregation whereas we women perform our salaah within our homes. The men visit the sick and attend funerals. They perform hajj after hajj, and even greater – they participate in jihaad in the path of Allah Ta‘ala. When the men leave their homes to perform hajj or umrah or to guard the borders of the Islamic territories, it is the womenfolk who protect their wealth for them. The women sew their clothes for them and raise and care for their children. After all, O Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), do the women not have any share in the reward of the men?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was greatly pleased with her question and said to her, “If a woman displays excellent conduct with her husband, endeavors to please him, and cooperates and assists him in the good works that he does, then she will be an equal partner with him in receiving the great rewards of the good deeds that her husband carries out.” (Shu‘abul Imaan #8369) From the abovementioned incident, we understand that there are many great opportunities for the women of this ummah to progress in deen and acquire the tremendous rewards of the Hereafter. However, they will only acquire progress and acceptance if they fulfill their role which Allah Ta‘ala has chosen for them and they are pleased with the decree of Allah Ta‘ala. Ihyaauddeen.co.za
  13. Bursting the Bubble As exhausted as she was, she put in the extra effort. “Never mind if I’m tired, I’ll do it for my hubby,” she thought to herself. She wore attractive clothing and jewellery, applied perfume, prepared his favourite meal and dessert and even lit candles, hoping to please her husband by making it a ‘special evening’. Sadly, as soon as he entered, let alone appreciate and admire, and let alone a simple smile and a hug – he didn’t even spare her a second glance! He walked in, glued to his phone, absolutely oblivious to the loving wife who had eagerly awaited him all day. At that moment, her bubble burst and her heart was broken… After reading the above, most people would be quick to condemn the husband’s behaviour and classify him as insensitive, callous and uncaring. Now, consider the following: “Mummy! You know what aapa told us today?” Faatimah excitedly exclaimed as she ran in from madrasah. “Not now Faatimah! I’m busy!”her mother snapped while frantically typing on her phone. “Daddy! See what I made for you with my blocks!” Muhammad said, hopping with happiness. “Can’t you see that I’m on the phone?” his father scolded in irritation. In all the cases above, a person turned to someone that they love, hoping and expecting to receive warmth, love, attention and acceptance, and were instead brushed off abruptly and painfully ignored. Just as a wife feels hurt when her husband treats her indifferently, children similarly feel hurt when their parents treat them in this way. If the husband is guilty, the parents are also guilty and deserving of condemnation. In such a child’s eyes, his parents love their phones more than him as they cannot even put it down for a few minutes to give him attention and love. When the child sees that his parents have bonded with their phones more than with him, it is unsurprising that he develops a fascination with the phone and also wishes to acquire one to bond with. If it is not the phone occupying the parents, then regardless of what it is, it causes hurt and pain to the child – especially when it happens on a continuous basis. As fathers and mothers, we need to understand that parenting is not an eight-to-five occupation where we can knock off for the day,thereafter ignoring all responsibilities of the work place until the next morning. As parents, we can never feel, “I gave my children enough attention today, now it’s my turn to relax and I do not want them to disturb me or bother me.” We are on duty 24/7, and whenever our children come to us, we must show them warmth, love and attention. Failing to do so creates a serious complex in the child, affecting their emotional wellbeing and causing them to develop a dangerous craving for attention. When the wife is displeased with her husband for ignoring her, then due to her intelligence and age, she will be able to express herself with words or even tears. In the case of the child, he does not know how to communicate his need via words. Instead, when he desperately craves the attention and love of his parents, he looks for other ways to gain it – or he will seek the love from outsiders. Children are simple souls and do not understand diplomacy and tact. If a child wants a toy from another child, he will often snatch it without thinking twice. Likewise, when the parents do not give the child the attention that he wants, he tries to ‘snatch’ it from them. This often manifests in the form of naughty behaviour such as breaking things, tantrums, etc., as the child knows no other way to draw his parents’ attention. How sad that the child has to resort to this behaviour simply to make his parents look at him! Unfortunately, this plan backfires. The child is given attention – but in the form of scolding, punishment, etc. and this further entrenches the complex and craving within the child. The parents then lament and complain about the behaviour of their children, failing to realise that it is actually a shout for help from a child who is starving for love and knows no other way to express himself. The next time our child comes to us, even if it may be to show us a flower they picked in the garden, or a ‘picture’ that they scribbled with crayons, or to tell us something silly that their friend told them, or to show us their toy, let us not burst their bubble and break their hearts. Let us take out a few moments to give them our undivided love and attention. uswatulmuslimah
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