Are we hypocrites ?

Why have we become such a insecure ummah from a fearless one ?  Constantly keeping up with the world is going to take us far from our goal ~ our Akhirah. We were once a race that was feared coz we believed in what was delivered to us from our beloved Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa salam)  and regardless of any influence, we abide by His instructions. But today our state is pathetic ~ we are just a distant figure of what we should be. We have molded our deen to our convenience. We have convinced ourselves that a lot of practices will NOT, indeed get us into trouble. We have been mislead and we are misleading our future generations. Unless we hold onto our sunnahs steadfastly, we are at a complete loss, our future generation is at a loss. Our ummah is at a loss.
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Look at the condition of our Ummah:
The non-believing women are proud of their nakedness as they flaunt themselves in front of the world, while our Muslims sisters are ashamed of their hijab so they try to wear it in ways that the kuffar will approve of it.
The non-believers jump naked into pools, while we are embarassed to make wudu in toilet sinks….
The kuffar take pride in their illicit relationships, while we look for ways to condemn early marriages.
The disbelievers take pride in their liberalized culture in which homosexuality, prostitution and porn are considered freedom, while we feel ashamed of our deen that actually liberates us from the evil commands of our nafs.
While the kuffar commit animalistic acts in public without the least bit of shame, we find it embarassing to pray on the streets.
If they are proud of their filth, then what is stopping us from taking pride in our purity?
This is who we are and what we do and the day we stop being apologetic for being a Muslim, the lost glory of this Ummah will return.
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Trade in Proposal/Marriage.

Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) prohibited Shighar. Ibn Numair added: Shighar means that a person should say to the other person: Give me the hand of your daughter in marriage and I will (in return) marry my daughter to you; or marry me your sister, and I will marry my sister to you. (Muslim Book 8, Number 3299)

 What an interesting Hadith Masha’Allah 🙂

It has been stated so many times that the Prophet never spoke unnecessarily but when he spoke he was careful in what he said and there was a definete reason to why he said what he said.  Subhanallah. 

Please know that the below is my point of view on this matter and not quoted by any scholar.

I found this concept of trade in marriage unusal but not unheard of, especially in India and Pakistan, where it is still practised although not often. In my point of view, it can become quite a complicated issue before and after the marriage. Therefore best avoided.

For obvious reasons such as if one marriage is not working out they treat the other couple the same …i.e. forced to divorce and the reason will be the other couple did not work out. Even if they are not forced to divorce, imagine how uncomfortable and awkward a wife feels if she sees her sister in law brooding in her household due to the misunderstandings/hardships/incompatibilities caused by her own brother !!!

If the rasool has prohibited this trade in, then so be it. Hope it helps us to wake up and advise our neighbours, relatives and muslim friends that this should not be practised if they are,  due to ignorance. Please advise your near ones.

Dealing with the Fitnah (temptation) of Women

I wanted to share this excellent piece of advise from the following site, Although for your convenience I am posting it here, please feel free to follow the link for more articles.

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=142741702439501&id=100001436768407

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.