Dealing with the Fitnah (temptation) of Women

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Bismillaahir Rahmanir Rahim,

Allaah has created us in a world of trials and tests, and He has made Paradise the abode of His friends and beloved ones. Without any doubt, One of the fitnahs with which men are tested is the fitnah of women, as the Prophet {Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam} said:

“I have not left behind me any fitnah (temptation) more harmful to men than women.”

How to deal with Fitnah of Women?

 (1). Having firm faith in ALLAAH:

 Faith in Allaah and fear of Allaah provide a safety valve and protect a person against committing haraam actions and following his own whims and desires.

 (2). Lowering the Gaze:

 The gaze can generate bad thoughts in the heart, which then lead to ideas and then to desires, then to will and resolve, and then inevitably to doing Haraam things. And this is why Allaah has asked men to lower their gaze:

“Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze…” [al-Quran, Surah: 24, Ayah: 30]

 (3). Warding off evil Thoughts:

 Bad thoughts pose a danger to the heart. If a person dwells on them and does not push them away, they will develop into an idea, then into will and resolve, then this will inevitably lead to Haraam actions.

 (4). Marriage:

It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood {RA} said: The Prophet {Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam} said:

“O young men, whoever among you can afford it, let him get married, and whoever cannot, let him fast, for it will be a shield for him.”

[Sahih Bukhaari: 5065]

 (5). Fasting for those who cannot afford to get Married:

Muhammad {Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam} said: 

“…and whoever cannot, let him fast, for it will be a shield for him.”

[Sahih Bukhaari: 5065]

(6). Avoiding bad Companions:

 Prophet {Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam} said:

“A man will follow the way of his close friends, so let each one of you look at who he takes as a close friend.”

[Abu Dawood: 8433]

 (7). Staying away from places of Temptation:

 It is obvious that we are living in a society that is filled with temptation – media of all types, magazines, flirting in the marketplaces, satellite TV, the internet, etc… So you have to flee from all of these in order to keep your religious commitment sound.

 We ask Allaah to help us to avoid temptation, both obvious and hidden. All praise is due to Allaah {Subhanahu wa Ta’ala} and may peace and blessing of Allaah be upon His Messenger Muhammad {Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam}, his family, his companions {RA} and his true followers.

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PASTOR TERRY JONES

It is shocking and selfish how much harm can be done by one crazy religious man who is  irresponsible and using his status to ruin so many lives and the peace which is becoming so difficult to keep up in the world these days. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Does this man not realize how infuriated the common muslim man/woman would be, should his religious scriptures be burnt ?? Would it not be the reason for riots and endangering the scores and scores of americans outstationed all over the middleeast ??  I mean the bigger picture could get so ugly so easily with one mad mans actions !!!

The Quran shareef

I find it unbelievable how everytime, in any part of the world, anyone commits a crime, who maybe remotely muslim or even related to a muslim, or even lives in a muslim neighbourhood, the media splashs the news as “Islamists, or Islamic extremists, or Islamic radicals” doings !!!! I mean, just wake up !!

What is the matter with these people, why drag Islam into everything ?? If George Bush and his forces attacked into Afghanistan,  did the media report it as “christians attacking Afghanistan ?? No.  Then why judge an entire community, based on some accusations which have not even been proved as yet. Nobody has been able to prove that 9/11 was actually caused by whom, so many speculations and so many theories …. but then, they did try to wipe out an entire generation in Afghanistan on the basis of theories ….  how shameful !

When the Terry Jones story came out, I went thru the net world to see how the comman man in America felt about Islam and muslims, It really disappointed me that so many average americans felt so negative and wrote such nonsense and unbelievably  rude things about Islam and Our prophet Mohammed, PBUH.  It also goes to show that they have been kept away or given false information about our religion on that side of the Atlantic.  I dont blame them.  But I was disappointed when I read the comments to a post in washington post. It was really outrageous !!

Then I read a message from Dr Sabeel Ahmed from GainPeace.com and was so glad to read the contents.

You cannot force religion or beliefs on anyone. It comes from within. We all “need to” believe in a force greater than the world itself. We as muslims, already have that faith and we already know the “truth”.  Although it is our job to spread and educate our nation with the truth, Hidayath will come only from Allah himself.

Here is what Dr Sabeel had written thanking Pastor Terry Jones and their link :

Thank you Pastor Terry Jones for your service to Islam !

  1. Thanks for making Quran a bestseller. More copies Qurans and were sold on Amazon, local and online Islamic stores, thus providing humanity an opportunity to read and ponder over God’s guidance for humanity.

2. Thanks for the business. More people bought Islamic literature, along with the Quran, generating extra revenue for the Islamic stores.

 3. More individuals visited the mosques to attend Muslim open houses and Islam presentations, thus receiving the wonderful message of Islam.

 4. More individuals called on the GainPeace’s outreach hotline 800-662-ISLAM and inquired about the faith of Islam, giving Muslims an opportunity to explain Islam to our fellow citizens. You generated more publicity for Islam, then all our past outreach campaigns combined.

 5. More people Googled the words ‘Islam’ and ‘Quran’.The more that you spoke about Islam and the Quran, more people came to Muslim websites to learn about the truth of Islam.

 6. Libraries were busy loaning out copies of the Quran. Yes, libraries across the USA, Canada and Europe were busy lend out copies of the Quran to its patrons.

 7. Thanks for saving the Muslims advertisement dollars. The free publicity to the words ‘Quran’ and ‘Islam’, that you gave, Muslims could have spent millions of dollars but couldn’t have generated the same publicity and attention of the media, and thanks to you, the word of God (the Quran) became a household word.

 8. Thanks for waking up the Muslims. Muslim all across the world are now more passionate about the wonderful and peaceful faith of Islam and are eager to share it with their neighbors, colleagues, friends and humanity.

 9. Thanks for encouraging more people to embrace Islam. We had more people calling, learning and embracing Islam in the past few weeks, then we ever had since the last 40 years.

 10. Thanks for uniting the people of conscience, the Muslim, the Jews, the Christians, the Hindus, and the atheist, on the common platform of goodness, love and tolerance and against hatred, bias and bigotry.

 Pastor Terry Jones, we pray that you actually read the Quran with an open mind and heart and ponder over its message of the oneness of God. If you love Jesus, follow the religion of Jesus, the religion of Jesus was Islam, submission to the The Creator. May God, enlighten you to the truth of Islam and that you start worshiping the One Creator as was preached and practiced by Prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, peace be upon them. Welcome to Islam.

Dr. Sabeel Ahmed

Director

The GainPeace Project, USA

Please follow the link below to read more.

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Allah has his plans and “HIS plans are the BEST And superseed all others.   Who would have thought that this silly terry Jones could have lead thousands to buy a book they were once apprehensive of !!!

Alhamduallah.

Friday a blessed Day.

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The BEST DAY on which the sun has risen is FRIDAY; on it Adam was created, on it he was made to enter Paradise, on it he. was expelled from it.

(Sahih Muslim Book #004, Hadith #1856)

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (p.b.u.h) talked about friday and said, “There is AN HOUR (opportune time) on friday and if a Muslim gets it while praying and asks something from Allah, then Allah will definitely meet his demand.” And he (the Prophet) pointed out the shortness of that time with his hands.

(Sahih Al Bukhari Book #13, Hadith #57)

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (p.b.u.h) said, “Any person who takes a BATH on friday like the bath of Janaba and then goes for the PRAYER (in the first hour i.e. early), it is as if he had sacrificed a camel (in Allah’s cause); and whoever goes in the second hour it is as if he had sacrificed a cow; and whoever goes in the third hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a horned ram; and if one goes in the fourth hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a hen; and whoever goes in the fifth hour then it is as if he had offered an egg. When the Imam comes out (i.e. starts delivering the Khutba), the ANGELS present themselves to listen to the Khutba.”

(Sahih Al Bukhari Book #13, Hadith #6)

Narrated Salman-Al-Farsi: The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, “Whoever takes a bath on friday, purifies himself as much as he can, then uses his (hair) oil or perfumes himself with the scent of his house, then proceeds (for the Jumua prayer) and does NOT SEPARATE TWO PERSONS SITTING TOGETHER (in the mosque), then prays as much as (Allah has) written for him and then REMAINS SILENT WHILE the Imam is delivering the KHUTBA, his sins in-between the present and the last friday would be forgiven.”

(Sahih Al Bukhari Book #13, Hadith #8)

Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah’s Messenger (p.b.u.h) saying, “We (Muslims) are the last (to come) but (will be) the foremost on the Day of Resurrection though the former nations were given the Holy Scriptures before us. And this was their day (friday) the celebration of which was made compulsory for them but they differed about it. So Allah gave us the guidance for it (friday) and all the other people are behind us in this respect: the Jews’ (holy day is) tomorrow (i.e. Saturday) and the Christians’ (is) the day after tomorrow (i.e. Sunday).”

(Sahih Al Bukhari Book #13, Hadith