This American lady, a former radical feminist and Southern Baptist from Oklahoma, studied the Quran, Sahih Muslim and fifteen other books on Islam in an attempt to convert the Arabs in her college class to Christianity and “save those poor ignorant heathens from the fires of hell. But guess what happened!
The Introduction and DecisionI was completing a degree in Recreation, when I met my first Muslims. It was the first year that we had been able to pre-register by computer. I pre-registered and went to Oklahoma to take care of some family business. The business took longer than expected, so I returned to school two weeks into the semester (too late to drop a course).I wasn’t worried about catching up my missed work. I was sitting at the top of my class, in my field. Even as a student, I was winning awards, in competition with professionals.Now, you need to understand that while I was attending college and excelling, ran my own business, and had many close friends, I was extremely shy. My transcripts actually had me listed as severely reticent. I was very slow to get to know people and rarely spoke to anyone unless was forced to, or already knew them. The classes I was taking has to do administration and city planning, plus programming for children. Children were the only people I ever felt comfortable with.
Well, back to the story. The computer printout held one enormous surprise for me. I was registered for a Theatre class…a class were I would be required to perform in front of real live people. I was horrified! I could not even ask a question in class, how was I going to get on a stage in front of people? My husband was his usual very calm and sensible self. He suggested that I talk to the teacher, explain the problem, and arrange to paint scenery or sew costumes. The teacher agreed to try and find a way to help me out. So I went to class the following Tuesday.
When I entered the classroom, I received my second shock. The class was full of ‘Arabs’ and ‘camel jockeys’. Well, I had never seen one but I had heard of them.There was no way I was going to sit in a room full of dirty heathens! After all, you could catch some dreadful disease from those people. Everyone knew they were dirty, not to be trusted either. I shut the door and went home. (Now, there is one little thing you should know. I had on a pair of leather hot pants, a halter top, and a glass of wine in my hands…but they were the bad ones in my mind.)When I told my husband about the Arabs in the class and that there was no way I was going back, he responded in his usual calm way. He reminded that I was always claiming that God had a reason for everything and maybe I should spend some time thinking about it before I made my final decision. He also reminded me that I had a scholars award that was paying my tuition and if I wanted to keep it, I would have to maintain my G.P.A.. Three credit hours or ‘F’ would have destroyed my chances. For the next two days, I prayed for guidance. On Thursday I went back to the class convinced that God had put me there to save those poor ignorant heathens from the fires of hell.I proceeded to explain to them how they would burn in the fires of hell for all eternity, if they did not accept Jesus as their personal savior. They were very polite, but did not convert. Then, I explained how Jesus loved them and had died on the cross to save them from their sins. All they had to do was accept him into their hearts. They were very polite, but still did not convert. So, I decided to read their own book to show them that Islam was a false religion and Mohammed was a false God.
One of the students gave me a copy of the Qur’an and another book about Islam, and I proceeded with my research. I was sure I would find the evidence I needed very quickly. Well, I read the Qur’an and the other book. Then I read another 15 books, Sahih Muslim and returned to the Qur’an. I was determined I would convert them! My studies continued for the next one and half years.During that time, I started having a few problems with my husband. I was changing, just in little ways but enough to bother him. We used to go to the bar every Friday and Saturday, or to a party, and I no longer wanted to go. I was quieter and more distant. He was sure I was having an affair, so he kicked me out. I moved into an apartment with my children and continued my determined efforts to convert the Muslims to Christianity.The, one day, there was a knock on my door. I opened the door and saw a man in a long white night gown with a red and white checkered table cloth on his head. He was accompanied by three men in pajamas. (It was the first time I had ever seen their cultural dress.) Well, I was more than a little offended by men showing up at my door in night clothes. What kind of a woman did they think I was? Had they no pride or dignity? Imagine my shock when the one wearing the table cloth said he understood I wanted to be a Muslim! I quickly informed him I did not want to be a Muslim. I was Christian. However, I did have a few questions. If he had the time….His name was Abdul-Aziz Al-Shiek and he made the time. He was very patient and discussed every question with me. He never made me feel silly or that a question was stupid. He asked me if I believed there was only one God and I said yes. Then he asked if I believed Mohammed was His Messenger. Again I said yes. He told me that I was already a Muslim!.I argued that I was Christian, I was just trying to understand Islam. (Inside I was thinking: I couldn’t be a Muslim! I was American and white! What would my husband say? If I am Muslim, I will have to divorce my husband. My family would die!)
We continued talking. Later, he explained that attaining knowledge and understanding of spirituality was a little like climbing a ladder. If you climb a ladder and try to skip a few rungs, there was danger of falling. The Shahadah was just the first step on the ladder. Still we had to talk some more.Later that afternoon, May 21, 1977 at Asr’, I took Shahadah. However, there were still some things I could not accept and it was my nature to be completely truthful so i added a disclaimer. I said: “I bear witness that there is no god but God and Mohammed is His Messenger” ‘but, I will never cover my hair and if my husband takes another wife, I will castrate him.’I heard gasps from the other men in the room, but Abdul Aziz silenced them. Later I learned that he told the brothers never to discuss those two subjects with me. He was sure I would come to the correct understanding.
The Shahadah was indeed a solid footing on the ladder to spiritual knowledge and closeness to God. but it has been a slow climb. Abdul Aziz continued to visit me and answer my questions. May Allah reward him for his patience and tolerance. He never admonished me or acted like a question was stupid or silly. He treated each question with dignity and told me that the only stupid question was the one never asked. Hmmm…my grandmother used to say that.He explained that Allah ahd told us to seek knowledge and questions were one of the ways to accomplish that. When he explained something, it was like watching a rose open – petal by petal, until it reached its full glory. When I told him that I did not agree with something and why, he always said I was correct up to a point. The he would show me how to look deeper and from different directions to reach a fuller understanding. Alhamdulillah!Over the years, I had many teachers. Each one special, each one different. I am thankful for each one of them and the knowledge they gave. Each teacher helped me to grow and to love Islam more. As my knowledge increased, the changes in me became more apparent. Within the first year, I was wearing hijab. I have no idea when I started. It came naturally, with increased knowledge and understanding. In time I even came to to a proponent of polygamy. I knew that if Allah had allowed it, there had to be something good in it.
“Glorify the name of thy Guardian – Lord Most High, Who hath created, and further, given order and proportion; Who hath measured, and granted guidance; and Who bringeth out the (green and lush) pasture, and doth make it (but) swarthy stubble, By degrees shall We teach thee (The Message), so thou shalt not forget, except as Allah wills: for He knoweth what is manifest and what is hidden. And We will make it easy for thee (to follow) the simple (path).” (Al-A’la 87:1-8)When I first started to study Islam, I did not expect to find anything that I needed or wanted in my personal life. Little did I know that Islam would change my life. No human could have ever convinced me that I would finally be at peace and overflowing with love and joy because of Islam.This book spoke of THE ONE GOD, THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE. It described the beautiful way in which He had organised the world. This wondrous Qur’an had all the answers. Allah is The Loving! Allah is the Source of Peace! Allah is the Protector! Allah is the Forgiver! Allah is the Provider! Allah is the maintainer! Allah is the Generous One! Allah is the Responsive! Allah is the Protecting Friend! Allah is the Expander!
“Have we not expanded thee thy breast? And removed from thee thy burden the which did gall thy back? And raised high the esteem (in which) thou (art held)? So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief: Verily, with every difficulty there is relief!” (Al-Ishirah, 94: 1-6)The Qur’an addressed all the issues of existence and showed a clear path to success. It was like a map forgiving, an owner manual for life!How Islam changed my Life?“How much more we love the light…If once we lived in Darkness.”When I first embraced Islam, I really did not think it was going to affect my life very much. Islam did not just affect my life. It totally changed it.
Family lifeMy husband and I loved each other very deeply. That love for each other still exists. Still, when I started studying Islam, we started having some difficulties. He saw me changing and did not understand what was happening. Neither did I. But then, I did not even realise I was changing. He decided that the only thing that could make me change was another man. There was no way to make him understand what was changing me because I did not know.After I realised that I was a Muslim, it did not help matters. After all…the only reason a woman changes something as fundamental as her religion is another man. He could not find evidence of this other man…but he had to exist. We ended up in a very ugly divorce. The courts determined that the unorthodox religion would be detrimental to the development of my children. So they were removed from my custody.During the divorce, there was a time when I was told I could make a choice. I could renounce this religion and leave with my children, or renounce my children and leave with my religion. I was in shock. To me this was not a possible choice. If I renounce my Islam….I would be teaching my children how to be deceptive. For there was no way to deny what was in my heart. I could not deny Allah, not then, not ever. I prayed like I had never prayed before. After the thirty minutes was up, I knew that there was no safer place for my children to be than in the hands of Allah. If I denied him, there would be no way in the future to show my children the wonders of being with Allah. The courts were told that I would leave my children in the hands of Allah. This was not a rejection of my children!I left the courts knowing that life without my babies would be very difficult. My heart bled, even though I knew, inside, I had done the right thing. I found solace in Ayat-Ul-Khursi.“Allah! There is no god but He – the Living, the Self-subsisting, Supporter of all. No slumber can seize him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) Before or After or Behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and he feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is Most High, The Supreme (in Glory).” (Al-Baqarah, 2:255)
This also got me started looking at all the attributes of Allah and discovering the beauty of each one.Child custody and divorce were not the only problems I was to face. The rest of my family was not very accepting of my choice either. Most of the family refused to have anything to do with me. My mother was of the belief that it was just a phase and I would grow out of it. My sister, the ‘mental health expert’ was sure I had simply lost my mind and should be institutionalised. My father believed I should be killed before placed myself deeper in Hell. Suddenly I found myself with no husband and no family. What would be next?
FriendsMost of my friends drifted away during that first year. I was no fun anymore. I did not want to go to parties or bars. I was not interested in finding a boyfriend. All I ever did was read that ‘stupid’ book (the Qur’an) and talk about Islam. What a bore. I still did not have enough knowledge to help them understand why Islam was so beautiful.
EmploymentMy job was next to go. While I had won just about every award there was in my field and was recognised as a serious trend setter and money maker, the day I put on hijab, was the end of my job. Now I was without a family, without friends and without a job.In all this, the first light was my grandmother. She approved of my choice and joined me. What a surprise! I always knew she had alot of wisdom, but this! She died soon after that. When I stop to think about it, I almost get jealous. The day she pronounced Shahadah, all her misdeeds had been erased, while her good deeds were preserved. She died so soon after accepting Islam that I knew her ‘BOOK’ was bound to be heavy on the good side. It fills me with such joy!As my knowledge grew and I was better able to answer questions, many things changed. But, it was the changes made in me as a person that had the greatest impact. A few years after I went public with my Islam, my mother called me and said she did not know what this ‘Islam thing’ was, but she hoped I would stay with it. She liked what it was doing for me. A couple of years after that she called again and asked what a person had to do to be a Muslim. I told her that all person had to do was know that there was only ONE God and Mohammed was His Messenger. Her response was: “Any fool knows that. But what do you have to do?” I repeated the same information and she said: “Well…OK. But let’s not tell your father just yet.”Little did she know that he had gone through the same conversation a few weeks before that. My real father (the one who thought I should be killed) had done it almost two months earlier. Then, my sister, the mental health person, she told me that I was the most ‘liberated’ person she knew. Coming from her that was the greatest compliment I could have received.Rather than try to tell you about how each person came to accept Islam, let me simply say that more members of my family continue to find Islam every year. I was especially happy when a dear friends, Brother Qaiser Imam, told me that my ex-husband took Shahdah. When Brother Qaiser asked him why, he said it was because he had been watching me for 16 years and he wanted his daughter to have what I had. He came and asked me to forgive him for all he had done. I had forgiven him long before that.Now my oldest son, Whittney, has called, as I am writing this book, and announced that he also wants to become Muslim. He plans on taking the Shahadah as the ISNA Convention in a couple of weeks. For now, he is learning as much as he can. Allah is The Most Merciful.Over the years, I have come to be known for my talks on Islam, and many listeners have chosen to be Muslim. My inner peace has continued to increase with my knowledge and confidence in the Wisdom of Allah. I know that Allah is not only my Creator but, my dearest friend. I know that Allah will always be there and will never reject me. For every step I take toward Allah, He takes 10 toward me. What a wonderful knowledge.True, Allah has tested me, as was promised, and rewarded me far beyond what I could ever have hoped for. A few years ago, the doctors told me I had cancer and it was terminal. They explained that there was no cure, it was too far advanced, and proceeded to help prepare me for my death by explaining how the disease would progress. I had maybe one year left to live. I was concerned about my children, especially my youngest. Who would take care of him? Still I was not depressed. We must all die. I was confident that the pain I was experiencing contained Blessings.I remembered a good friend, Kareem Al-Misawi, who died of cancer when he was still in his 20′s. Shortly before he died, he told me that Allah was truly Merciful. This man was in unbelievable anguish and radiating with Allah’s love. He said: “Allah intends that I should enter heaven with a clean book.” His death experience gave me something to think about. He taught me of Allah’s love and mercy. This was something no one else had ever really discussed. Allah’s love!I did not take me long to start being aware of His blessings. Friends who loved me came out of nowhere. I was given the gift of making Hag. Even more importantly, I learned how very important it was for me to share the Truth of Islam with everyone. It did not matter if people, Muslim or not, agreed with me or even liked me. The only approval I needed was from Allah. The only love I needed was from Allah. Yet, I discovered more and more people, who for no apparent reason, loved me. I rejoiced, for I remembered reading that if Allah loves you, He causes others to love you. I am not worthy of all the love. That means it must be another gift from Allah. Allah is the Greatest!There is no way to fully explain how my life changed. Alhamdulillah! I am so very glad that I am a Muslim. Islam is my life. Islam is the beat of my heart. Islam is the blood that courses through my veins. Islam is my strength. Islam is my life so wonderful and beautiful. Without Islam, I am nothing and should Allah ever turn His magnificent face from me I could not survive.“O Allah! let my heart have light, and my sight have light, and my hearing (senses) have light, and let me have light on my right, and let me have light on my left, and let me have light above me, and have light under me, and have light in front of me, and have light behind me; and let me have light.” (Bukhari, vol. 8. pp. 221, #329)
“Oh my Lord! Forgive my sins and my ignorance and my exceeding the limits (boundaries of righteousness) in all my deeds and what you know better than I. O Allah! Forgive my mistakes, those done intentionally or out of my ignorance or (without) or with seriousness, and I confess that all such mistakes are done by me. Oh Allah! Forgive my sins of the past and of the future which I did openly or secretly. You are the One who makes the things go before, and You are the One who delays them, and You are the Omnipotent.” (Bukhari, vol. , pp. 271, #407)
Aminah Assilmi, a great loss.
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Mohd Shafiq Mohiuddin
ArchitectTo God we belong, and to Him we all return.Aminah Assilmi, a prominent Muslim lecturer, writer, guide and women’s rights advocate in the U.S., died on Friday in Tennessee.Sister Aminah, who was 65, served as the Director of the International Union of Muslim Women. Despite previous health setbacks, including battles with cancer, sister Aminah continued to be active and maintained a rigorous schedule of speaking engagements around the United States.I was fortunate to have watched the awe-inspiring videos of “Aminah Assilmi’s” speeches which I presented to my wife, upon viewing them I found her faith increased even more and kept her more updated, added strengths to her beliefs and practice. Whilst it was an easier way to derive knowledge and seek right inspiration and understand the realities from a correct perspective, especially from a women’s standpoint that happened to have embraced Islam.Such personalities have made many a people’s life easier and meaningful, more comfortable and smooth and helped much increase in their intimacy with the various bondages necessary, eliminating many a confusions or unclear matters that are essential to be a better human in the world.May Almighty bless her with the highest of heavens. She was an icon, a great inspiration, and a devout Muslim who helped many a ladies to the right path, helped to remove the doubts, suspicion about Islam and enlightened with the truth and purity of Islam, especially when the disillusioned people of certain parts world were messing up with the realities and made every attempt to undermine Islam and misguiding the ignorant/ innocent and persons who in the various fictitious names of freedoms were being dragged to impious lives and ultimately to hell, in the world and of course in the hereafter.May Almighty give all her relatives, friends, students, and all the strength to bear the loss and fill the void that she has left and empower the women and Muslims like her in all times to help guide and remove misconceptions and add clarity about Islam in all walks of life, so as life is worth living.
May Allah have mercy on sister Aminah, and strengthen her family in their time of sorrow. She will be sorely missed by Muslims in the U.S. and around the world.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Jumm’ah is a Blessed
Day of ‘Eid’
Gracious Fridays – (Jumm’ah)
“O Muslims! Allah Ta’ala has made this day-(Friday) a day of ‘Eid’.
Complete purification of Body, Heart, Mind & Soul
from every physical, mental and spiritual angle
and cleansing from smallest to the most gravest of sins in lifeis
THE ESSENCE OF LOVE-EID-JUMMAH-BLESSEDforMUSLIMS
Bathing, Perfuming, Cleaning of each and every parts of the body
are essential at every Wudu be it by brushing or by miswaak for teeth.”
“Then when the (Jumu`ah) Salat is ended, you may disperse through the land, and seek the Bounty of Allah (by working), and remember Allah much: that you may be successful.’‘ (62:10)Friday is the best Day of the week. It is the
Mothers of all days and the most virtuous in the sight of Allah.In the sight of Allah it has more greatness than Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid –ul-Adha (Reported in Ibn Majah)Only that believer is graced with the blessings and benefits of Friday, who looks forward for it most anxiously and eagerly ; and wretched is the negligent one who is least interested in it and who does not even know in the morning which day has dawned ( Imam Ghazali says Ihya ul-Ulum)– Thus We should make preparations for Jummah from Thursday
night, (which is Friday night islamically because is Islam we start with
Night and end with the day until the followng night-Maghrib) The person
who will receive the most benefit on Friday will be that person who waits
for it and makes preparations for it from Thursday.
The Main merits of holy day of Friday are the first six;
1. Allah created Adam alayhis salaam on Friday and he was granted entry into jannah on Friday.2. Adam alayhis salaam was sent to earth on this day as his vicegerent.3. Adam alayhis salaam died on a Friday.4. There is a blessed hour on Friday during which a person is granted anything lawful and good by Allah that he prays for.5. The blessed hour on Friday is such that Duas are answered and
accepted,(from my research its an hour in ‘Asr to Maghrib)
6. The Day of Qiyamah-Resurrection will be on a Friday. It is on this day
that the Trumpet will be blown on Friday; There is neither any angels
nearest to Allah nor any heaven nor the earth nor the wind and a sea but
all of them fear the Day of Jummah,that is why everything in the heavens
and the earth including God’s most favourite angels and mountains, rivers
etc. stand in awe of Friday.
Its called jumm’ah because sayyiduna Adam alayhis salaam was put
togehter on this day, meaning its the day he was born-This Milad. So
whoever performs the Jumm’ah salah is actually celebrating Eid Meelid un
nabi of sayyiduna Adam alayhis salaam. And “O Muslims! Allah Ta’ala has made this day (Friday) a day of ‘Eid’. So have a bath on this day, whoever has perfume should apply it, and use the miswaak.”
The point now to those who object to Eid Milad-un-nabi of the Sayyid of
the Children of Adam, Sayyiduna Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa allam, is
simple either stop praying Jumm’ah which is Kufr or either be quiet with
your Munafiq-hypocritical behaviour and please learn your Deen correctly
or celebrate the Milad un-nabi of Sayyiduna Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam which is the day he was born and is the greatest of all days.
7. Friday is Sayyid-The Master of the week, the best of days, like
Ramadhan is Sayyid of the Month and Surah Baraqah is the Sayyid of the
8. In certain aspects the rank of the night of jumu’ah is even higher than
10 .One of the reasons for this is that it was on this night that Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam appeared in the womb of his mother.
600,000 souls are freed from the fire of Hell each Hour, throughout the day and night of every Friday, even though all of them have deserved condemnation to the fire.
The birds and insects meet with one another on Friday and say “peace be
upon you , may it be a good day”.
11. Rasulullah’s sallallahu alayhi wa sallam appearance in this world was a cause of so much good and blessings both in this world and in the hereafter that they cannot be enumerated.12. There is such an hour on Friday that if any Muslim makes dua in it, his dua will definitely be accepted.” (Bukhari, Muslim)13. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said: Of all the days, Friday is the most virtuous. It is on this day that the trumpet will be blown. Send abundant durood upon me on Fridays because they are presented to me on that day.”
14. The word “shaahid” refers to Friday. There is no day more virtuous
than Friday. There is such an hour in this day that no Muslim will make dua
in it except that his dua will be accepted. And he does not seek protection
from anything except that Allah Ta’ala will grant him protection.”
15. The word “shaahid” appears in Surah Burooj. Allah Ta’ala has taken
an oath of that day. He says in the Quran: “By the sky in which there are
constellations. By the promised day (of judgement). By the day that
witnesses (Friday), and the day that is witnessed (day of Arafah).”
16. “Friday is the “mother” of all days and the most virtuous in the sight of
Allah Ta’ala. In the sight of Allah Ta’ala it has more greatness than Eid ul-
Fitr and Eid ul-Ad’haa.” (Ibn Majah)
17. The Muslim who passes away on the night or during the day of Friday, Allah Ta’ala saves him from the punishment of the grave.” (Tirmidhi)
Surah al Mulk is the protector from the torment of the grave, so if you dont die on friday and wont know when we are going to die, its best to read every and memorise this surah also. There is a Surah which will plead for its reciter till it causes him to enter paradise (Tabarakallahi Biyadihil Mulk).18.”The best day on which the sun has risen is Friday. On that day Adam was created, he was admitted to Jannah, and he was expelled therefrom.”[Muslim].
19. “If anyone performs Wudu’ properly, then comes to the Friday prayer, listens to the Khutbah (religious talk) attentively and keeps silent, his (minor) sins between that Friday and the following Friday will be forgiven, with the addition of three more days; but he who touches pebbles has caused an interruption.”20. “Either some people (i.e., hypocrites) stop neglecting the Friday prayers, or Allah will seal their hearts and they will be among the heedless.”21. Taking a bath (before coming to Friday prayers) is obligatory on every adult.22. “It suffices to perform Wudu’ properly for the Friday prayer; but it is better to take a bath.”23. Every afternoon, the heat of jahannam is increased. However, through the blessings of jumu’ah, this will not be done on Fridays. (Ihyaa ul-Uloom)
24. The following verse : “This day, I have completed your Deen for you.”
A Jew was sitting near him. On hearing this verse being recited he remarked : “If this verse was revealed to us, we would have celebrated that day as a day of eid.” Ibne Abbas radiallahu anhu replied : “This verse was revealed on two eids, i.e. on the day of jumu’ah and the day of arafah.” In other words, what is the need for us to make that day into a day of eid when it was already a day of two eids?
25. “O Muslims! Allah Ta’ala has made this day(Friday) a day of ‘Eid’. So
have a bath on this day, whoever has perfume should apply it, and use
the miswaak.” (Ibn Majah)
26. “He who takes a bath on Friday, like the bath for ceremonial purity,
and then goes (to the mosque), he is like one who offers a camel as a
sacrifice to seek the Pleasure of Allah; and he who comes at the second
hour is like one who offers a cow to win the Pleasure of Allah; and he who
comes at the third hour is like one who offers a ram with horns (in
sacrifice); and he who comes at the fourth hour is like one who offers a
hen; and he who comes at the fifth hour is like one who offers an egg. And
when the Imam ascends the pulpit, the angels (who write the names of
those who come to the mosque before the coming of the Imam) close
(their record) in order to listen to the Khutbah.”
The bath of Friday, pull out every sin of the man from its root.
One should understand jumm’ah is a day of Eid and so take a bath be neat and tidy, trim your hair or nails and apply perfume and deodorant and also wear a Turban. A tadition says “The Angels invoke blessings upon those who wear a turban on Friday”.THUS THE PERMISSIBILITY OF CELEBRATING EID MILAD-UN-NABI
Now with all this in Mind, that is All the above expressed the virtues of Jummah (Friday) by also saying that Adam (alaihissalaam) was born on that day. Therefore, imagine the virtue of that day when Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was born! Who is the greatest of the all.
“One’s deeds are shown to Allah on Monday and Thursday, and they are shown to Prophets as well as fathers and mothers on Fridays, at which time they rejoice for the good deeds, and the latter increase the brightness and light of their faces. Therefore be wary of Allah and do not harm your dead.”
What Ibaadah to do on Friday
After Salaatul Jum’ah Recite:-Soorah Al Ikhlaas (112)..7 timesSoorah Al Falaq (113) ….7 timesSoorah An Naas (114)… 7 times
Allah gives the person who recites the above 3 Surahs, protection from evil till the next Jum’ah.
The person who after completion of Salaat ul Jum’ah recites:Subhaan Allaahil ‘Azeemi Wa Bihamdihee . . .100 times.Glorified is Allaah the Greatest and Praised.
When he does this Allaah will forgive his 1,000 sins and 24,000 sins of his parents.
The one who performs 2 raka’at after Maghrib on Friday night (the night between Thursday and Friday ) and reads in every rakaat once Suratul-Al Fatiha and Suratul Zilzaal ( Iza zul zilatil Ardhu ) 15 times-
Allah will ease for him the Sakaraat of Death ( the moment of death ) and will save him from the punishment of the grave and make easy for him the crossing of the Siraat.
It is mentioned in a Hadith that the person who fasts on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays of every sacred month, he will receive the reward of making ibaadah for 700 years.The person who recites Surah Al-Kahf on Friday will have a bright light lit up for him till the next Friday. (Nasai) Also Whoever learns and preserves, in heart and practice, the first ten Ayahs of al-Kahf, he will be protected from al-DajjalWhoever reads Surah al-Kahf on the night of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (the Ka’bah). Also the reward is as if they gave 10,000 Dinars gold coins in sadaqah.‘Whoever reads Surah al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, a light will shine for him from beneath his feet to the clouds of the sky, which will shine for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will be forgiven (his sins) between the two Fridays.’” The surah may be read during the night or the day of Jumu’ah. The night of Jumu’ah starts from sunset on Thursday, and the day of Jumu’ah ends at sunset. Therefore the time for reading this soorah extends from sunset on Thursday to sunset on Friday.The person who recites Surah Ad-Dukhan on Friday night, will have 70,000 angels imploring Allah for his forgiveness with the result that he will have all his sins forgiven. (Tirmizi)It is in accordance with the Sunnah to recite Surah Ha Mim Sajdah (41) and Súrah Ad-Dahr (76) in the Fajr Prayer on Friday.It is in accordance with the Sunnah to recite Surah Al-Jum’ah (62) and Al-Munafiqun (62), or Surah Al-A’ala (87) and Al-Ghashiyah (88) in the Friday Prayer.The best Dhikr one can do is Salawat ala Rasul or Durood Shareef as much as possible.The Prophet SAW said that of all days, Friday is the most virtuous. Send abundant Durood on me on Fridays because they are presented to me on that day.
Whoever recites the following Salawat eighty times immediately after ‘Asr Salat on Friday, before standing up from his place – Allah will forgive eighty years of sins, and grant him the reward equivalent to eighty years of worship –
“Allahumma Solli ‘Alaa Muhammadinin Nabiyyil Ummiyyi Wa ‘ala Aalihi Wasallim Tasleema.” (Jami’ As-Sagheer)
“O Allah bless Muhammad, the unlettered Prophet, and his family and grant them best of peace.”
On Friday one should invoke Allah as often as possible for His blessings on the Holy Prophet, for the Holy Prophet has said : The best day for you is Friday because Adam was created on Friday and he died on Friday and Resurrection will take place on Friday. Therefore, you should invoke Alláh blessings for me frequently on this day, because your invocations in this regard are presented before me.It is Allah’s right on every Muslim to bathe during every seven days, by washing his head and bodyIt is also recommended that one should clip his nails for Jummah..The Messenger of Allah peace be upon him, insisted on wearing his best clothes on Friday therefore we should do likewise.
Friday Prayer is Obligatory Fard-e-‘ayn
The Friday prayer is obligatory on the person who after observing it can
return home before the nightfall.
Jum’ah is obligatory for every Muslim, except the slave, the woman, the
child and the sick.
“People used to come from their halting places and highlands for the
Friday Prayer”. (Bukhari)
Hadrat Abu Hurairah says : The Holy Prophet said :
“Listen! Some of you take their flocks of goats a mile or two miles away in
search of food, but when Friday comes, they do not bother to come here
to offer the Prayer. (He repeated this sentence thrice, and then said)
The heart of such a one will sealed”.“Allah will seal the heart of the man, who does not pray three Friday
prayers out of negligence”
“The name of the person who abandons the Friday Salaat without a
genuine reason, will be recorded as a hypocrite in the Book (the
Preserved Tablet), whose writings can neither be scraped out nor
Command for Friday Prayer: Its Merits and Importance
Friday Prayer is obligatory and this is supported by the Qur’an, the
and the consensus of the Muslims. It occupies an important place among
the distinctive features of Islam. A person who does not believe in the
obligatory status of the Friday Prayer falls outside the pale of Islam, and
the one who abandons it due to negligence and carelessness, without a
genuine reason, becomes a sinner. The Qur’án says:
O Believers! When you hear the call to the Friday Prayer, hasten to the
remembrance of Allah and leave your trading; this is better for you only if
you know it. (62 9)
Here remembrance means the Friday Sermon and the congregational
service, and hastening implies that one should make necessary
preparations for it and attend the mosque promptly.
This unusual stress throws light on the unique importance of the Friday
The other prayers can be offered without the congregation and, if missed,
can be offered later also. But not so the Friday Prayer. It is conditioned
upon congregation and, if missed, cannot be offered later.
Therefore, as soon as the call for it is given, the Believers are
to leave their business and trading and hasten to the mosque for the
remembrance of Allah.
The fact is that the remembrance of Allah for a little while and bowing
prostrating oneself before Him along with the congregation in full
consciousness yield[s] eternal benefits for man far greater in value and
worth than the temporary and meagre material gains that he craves for
the world.The Holy Prophet has said :
1. The Friday Congregational Prayer is obligatory for every Muslim,
the slave, the woman, the child and the sick. (Abu Da ud)
2. The Friday Prayer is obligatory on every person who believes in Allàh
and the Last day; the one who ignores it on account of sport or fun, or
trade and business, will be ignored by Allah, Who is Pure and Self-
3. The name of the person who abandons the Friday Prayer without a
genuine reason, will be recorded as a hypocrite in the Book (the
Preserved Tablet), whose writings can neither be scraped out nor
4.I wish I should appoint someone as Imam in my place, and should go
and set fire to the houses of the people who stay back at home and
neglect the Friday Prayer. (Muslim)
5. Hadrat Ibn Umair and Hadrat Abu Hurairah have reported that they
heard the Holy Prophet say on the pulpit : People are warned against
neglecting the Friday Prayer, otherwise Allah will seal their hearts, and
they will be condemned to negligence (for ever). (Muslim)
6.The one who hears the call to the Friday Praayer and does not turn up
for it on one Friday, and then on the second Friday and the third Friday
consecutively, has his heart sealed and is turned a hypocrite (Tabáranì)
Alláma Sarakhsi says :
The Friday Prayer is obligatory according to the Qur’an and the Sunnah
and theconsensus of the Muslims. (Al-Mabsut, Vol. II, p. 22)
Prayer’s obligatory status is established by the Qur’an and the Sunnah,
and the consensus of the Ummah is that the person who denies this is
outside the pale of Islam.” (Fath-al-Qadir, Vol. I, p. 407)
Ibn Abbas says :The person who misses several Friday Prayers
consecutively, has abandoned Islam.
The Holy Prophet has described the merits of the Friday Prayer thus:The
one who had [a] bath on Friday, cleaned himself fully, used oil and
perfume, then went to the mosque early in the afternoon and took his
place quietly without pushing or disturbing the people ; then offered the
Sunnat prayer; then listened to the sermon peacefully, he will have all his
sins committed since the previous Friday forgiven. (Bukharì)
There are three types of men who come to offer the Friday Prayer:
(1) He who comes and indulges in irrelevant talk : such a one does not
gain anything beside this.
(2) He who busies himself in meditation and supplications to Allah, which
Allah may or may not grant.
(3) He who takes his place quietly and peacefully: neither he disturbs the
people nor hurts them in any way: this mans good behavior becomes an
expiation for his negligence till the next Friday and for three days more,
for Allàh says :The one who does one good deed, gets the reward for ten
good deeds. (6 :160)The one who washes himself clean on Friday, then walks to mosque
(instead of riding), then listens to the sermon peacefully, avoiding every
frivolous act and utterance, gets the reward of one full year’s worship on
every step of one year’s fasting and one year’s prayer. (Tirmizí)
Heart and Soul Purification
The calmness your heart desires has arrived. Cleanse your heart and taste the sweetness of true submission.Are you searching for happiness, but find yourself looking in the wrong places? Have you reached the point praying just because you ‘have to’, and not because you absolutely love it? Are you worried that your heart is drifting further and further away from Allah and you feel lost without His Guidance? Do you fear that your actions lack sincerity, and are eager to get that sincerity back?Take your worship of Allah to the next level!Dear Seeker of Submission,Stop waiting for the ‘right time’ to change. Wake up and address the root of your disobedience … A Weak Heart.Listen to the words of your Creator:“The day that neither wealth nor sons will be of any benefit except for he who comes to Allah with a pure heart.”- Qur’an, 26:89There will come a Day when NOTHING will benefit you except a pure heart.…Is your SOUL ready to meet its Creator?If you’re unsure of the answer, this is the place for you, providing the knowledge of the soul and the advice of the scholars on how the Believer can achieve nearness to the Creator.“…to clean you thereby and to remove from you the whispers of Shaytan and to strengthen your hearts, and make your feet firm thereby.”- Qur’an, 8:11Allow the Mercy of Allah to transform your life by understanding the meaning of your existence.Ever found yourself thinking, “Is this all there is to life?” …Answer: There is meaning to your life.“I created the jinn and humankind only that they worship Me…”- Qur’an, 51:56
- Do not get angry, and Paradise will be yours
- The Sun was held back for none except Prophet Joshua
- A voice of the family of Dawood – Abu Moosa al-Ash’ari
- Daughter of a Prophet, Uncle was a Prophet, Married to a Prophet
- Performing an action of the Hereafter seeking with it this world
- A man turns away from his religion in just a moment
- The best of you is every tempted one who Repents
- With me is a treasure that is very seldom found
- The Salaf us-Saaliheen and their Final Deeds
- They did not move except for the sake of Allaah
- Disease of the heart is a suffering that lasts even after death
- What moves you – Listening to Nasheeds or the Qur’an?
- The strangeness whose possessors were praised
- Company of Idle Folk
- The Servant’s Extreme Need for Guidance
- The Unknown, Young Worshiper who used to Hide his Good Deeds
- Time to Reflect
- The affair of the Hereafter is More Important
- Criticizing The Sinner Who Has Repented
- Benefiting From Knowledge
- ‘For Allah’s Sake Alone’ – Is it really?
- Do not speak – Do not become angry – Do not mix
- A letter was handed to al-Buhlul
- The Difference between Advising and Condemning
- Your Heart is in between Allah’s Fingers
- The Four Poisons Of The Heart
- How to Acquire Good Manners
- Happiness comes from Allah’s Remembrance, not the Prom
- Today is a beautiful day
- Some Examples of Great People
- Your Heart is the Pillar of Your Worship
- The Varying Forms of Wrongful Backbiting
- Risks involved in treating sins too lightly
- A Sin that Leads to Jannah
- Al Hawaa And The Shade Of The Arsh
- How does one Attain Sincerity?
- Seeking the Inner Muslim
- Before the Boat Drowns
- A Journey to the Land of Eternity
- Distance Between Words and Deeds
- Did you ever weep out of fear from Allah?
- Settling of scores on the Day of Resurrection
♥*☆*♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥*☆*♥
أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
A’uzhu billahi minash shaita nir rajim
This is called Ta’awwudh
and it means: ” I seek shelter in Allah from the rejected Satan”
“BisMilLah Hir Rehman Nir Rahim”
This is called Tasmiyah
and it means:
” In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful””.
Successful indeed are the believers.
–The Holy Quran; 23, The Believers 1 .
VERILY, IN THE REMEMBRANCE OF ALLAH, DO HEARTS FIND REST.
[Holy Quran; 13, 28.]
I solemnly declare my belief in Allah as He is with all His names and
attributes, and I have accepted (to obey) all His commands by pledging
with my tongue and testifying them with my heart.
♥*☆*♥ As-Salamu Alaykum Wa RehmatUllahi Wa BarakaTuhu ♥*☆*♥
♥*☆*♥ Peace & Blessings of Allah be upon you all ♥*☆*♥
♥*☆*♥ BLESSED –JUMMAH- EID-MUBARAK to ALL ♥*☆*♥
Hajj Pilgrimage♥*☆*♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥*☆*♥
And pilgrimage to the House is incumbent upon men for the sake of Allah,
(upon) everyone who is able to undertake the journey to it; — Holy
—————————————————————•○Labbaik AllahHumma LabbaikLabbaik AllahHumma Labbaik,La Shareeka Laka, Labbaik,InNal Hamdah, WanNeimatah,Laka Wal Mulk,La Shareeka Laka Labbaik ○•—————————————————————-•○ Here I am at Thy service O Allah, here I am,Here I am At Thy service and Thou hast no patners,Thine alone is All Praise and All Bounty,And Thine alone is The Sovereignty,Thou hast no partners, here I am ○•————————————————————–•○ Al-RahMah Mountain in Arafaat during Hajj in Mecca-al-MukarramahMount Arafaat which stands about 70 meters high, is a granite hill to the
east of the Holy City of Mecca. It was on Mount Arafaat that Adam and
Eve, separated for 200 years, following their expulsion from the Garden
of Eden, recognized each other and were re united. Here too they were
forgiven by Allah, the Merciful, for their transgression. And here, in
present times, the pilgrim performing Hajj must spend an afternoon in a
state of Ihraam.
○•—————————————————————-•○ AsSalaamuAlaiKum Wa RehMatullahi Wa Barakatuhu○•—————————————————————-•○Peace and blessings of Allah be upon you○•—————————————————————-•○
A VERY VERY HAPPY JUMMAH – EID MUBARAK to All.
♥*☆*♥ In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful: ♥*☆*♥
Concerning the guilty:What hath brought you to this burning?They will answer: We were not of those who prayedNor did we feed the wretched.We used to wade (in vain dispute) with (all) waders,And we used to deny the Day of Judgment,
☆ The Glorious Quran; 74; The Cloaked One; 41 to 46. ☆
♥*☆*♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥*☆*♥See ye not how Allah hath created seven heavens in harmony,
–The Glorious Quran; 71; Noah; 15.
♥*☆*♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥*☆*♥
Those unto whom We (Allah) gave the Scripture rejoice in that which is revealed unto thee (Mohammed). And of the clans there are who deny some of it. Say: I (Mohammed) am commanded only that I (Mohammed) serve Allah and ascribe unto Him (Allah) no partner. Unto Him (Allah) I cry, and unto Him (Allah) is my return.
–The Glorious Quran; 13; the thunder; 36.
♥*☆*♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥*☆*♥O ye who believe! When the call is heard for the prayer of the day of congregation, haste unto remembrance of Allah and leave your trading. That is better for you if ye did but know.
–The Glorious Quran; 62; the congregation; 9.
***In The name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful***
And in the Day when the Hour riseth the unrighteous will despair.
-The Glorious Quran; 30; The Romans; 12.
♥*☆*♥ In the name of Allah; the Most Beneficent; the Most Merciful: ♥*☆*♥
Say (O Mohammed, unto mankind): I warn you only by the Inspiration. But the deaf hear not the call when they are warned.
–The Glorious Quran; 21, the prophets, 45.
jummah eid mubarak