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Seven Levels for the Total Annihilation of Humans by Iblees arRajeem

Ustadh Muhammad alShareef gave a lecture about 5 years ago in Dallas, TX (Banu Ra’d) at an AlMaghrib Institute promotional event. The lecture was entitled “When Wolves become Shepherds: Devil’s Dawah Techniques”. It was recorded and later available for sale from EmanRush Audio (link). Part of the lecture focused on how Shaytaan or Iblees puts people in different levels in order of how to call them to evil. The following article is based on that part of the lecture.Shaytaan’s steps to misguide us are many. Each and everyone of us would fall into certain level with Shaytaan and Shaytaan would take the appropriate steps according to what level a person would fall in to take that person to their destruction. If Iblees were to write a business book he would entitle it something along the lines of, ‘Seven Levels for the Total Annihilation of Humans’, and thus the title of this article – Seven Levels for the Total Annihilation of Humans by Iblees arRajeem.

The Seven Levels for the Total Annihilation of Humans

Level One: Shirk and Kufr (Associating partners with Allah and disbelief)
This is the highest level. When a person reaches the highest level, they actually become part of the army of Iblees. This is for people who have reached this level after turning their backs on the truth in arrogance or heedlessness after knowing it or hearing about it. This can be made analogous to how vampires or werewolves work. When a vampire or werewolf bites someone, the person who is bitten turns over to the other side. Continue reading ‘Seven Levels for the Total Annihilation of Humans by Iblees arRajeem’

How to get an A grade final exam? by Muhammad Alshareef

How to get an A Grade final Exam?
By Muhammad Alshareef

1. In school, you can often redo your exam if you fail. In the hereafter, if one fails there is no going back.

2. In school, you often do not know what questions will be asked. In the hereafter, there are only 3 questions: Who is your Lord? What is your Deen? And who is this man who was sent to you? But the answers are answers you live by.

3. In school, we stay up at night to prepare for the exam the next day. So too in Allah’s exam, we should be staying up in night prayers.

4. In school, we pray and hope and work for an outstanding mark. So too should be our attitude towards Allah’s exam.

5. In school, when we get a great mark, we erupt with happiness. So too will the believers erupt in happiness when they get their books in their right hands. Work for it.

6. In school, when we get a bad mark, sadness can be seen on our faces, and we dislike to face others. So too in the hereafter. Protect yourself from that.

7. During a school exam, you cannot ask anyone for help. In the hereafter, you can prepare from now to get assistance from Allah’s Messenger, the Quran, and other ways of intercession.

8. In school, when exam time draws near, we banish distractions to focus on what is really important. In Allah’s exam, isn’t death within 1 heart beat? Banish distractions and focus.

9. In school, until exam results come out, we worry about the result. In Allah’s exam, we don’t know what our result will be, so we spend our days in hope and worry until the results come out.

Musings #1: Torture and Sacrifice

Bismillah arRahman arRaheem

1.
The Prophet (salAllahu’alayhi wa Salaam) said,

‘The believers before you were persecuted much more than you. Their bones were scraped with combs of iron and their heads were cut with saws, but still they did not give up their Faith. I assure you that Allah will fulfill this Mission, and there will come a period of such peace that one would travel from Sanna to Hadramaut, and he will have no fear from anyone, save Allah. But you people have already become impatient’.”

(Bukhari) This was in reference to Khabbab ibn Arat asking the Prophet (salAllahu’alayhi wa sallam) to make dua’ to Allah to help them, so the persecution would stop.

2.
‘Umar (Radiyallahu anhi) during his caliphate once inquired of Khabbab ibn al’Arat about the details of his sufferings after embracing Islam. He showed him his back, seeing which ‘Umar remarked, “I have never seen such a back before.” He said,

“My body was dragged over heaps of smoldering charcoal, and the blood and fat coming out of my back put out the fire.”

It is said that, when Islam spread and the Muslims conquered all the surrounding territory, he used to weep and say:

“Allah seems to be compensating us in this world for all our sufferings, and perhaps nothing would be left for us as reward in the Hereafter.”

3.
Rabi’ b. Sulayman said:

I saw al-Buwayti (al-Shafi’i’s student) on a mule with iron collar around his neck and his feet tied up with chains. The collar and the chain were tied up with an iron chain with a brick attached weighing 40 Ratl (about 100 kg). He was saying: ‘Allah only created the creation with His word ‘Be’. If ‘Be’ was created, it is as if a creation created the creation. By God! I will die in these chains until there will come after me a people who will know that indeed a group of people died in chains for this cause!

Ibn alJawzi’s Manaqib alImam Ahmad [535]


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Fiqh As Sawm

Islamic Rulings Surrounding Ramadhan and Fasting. Based on “Manar As Sabeel Fi Sharh Ad Daleel” Of Shaykh Ibraheem ibn Duwaiyan (d. 1353 AH) as explained by Br. Salim Morgan. Transcribed and Edited By Ibn Al Hyderabadee

Prologue Introduction

Chapter 1: Fasting in Ramadhaan
1. A pillar of Islam 2. Obligation of Fasting 3. Sighting of the Moon for start of Ramadhaan 4. One reliable witness' presence is sufficient 5. Conditions that make Ramadhan Obligatory for an Individual 6. Expiation for the inability to fast due to age or illness 7. Requirements of a valid fast 8. Obligations to fulfill during fasting 9. Recommended acts of fasting

Chapter 2: Permissions and Prohibitions

1. Impermissible to break fast during Ramadhan 2. Prohibited to fast for a woman in her menstrual or post-partum bleedin 3. Obligatory to break it when it is required to save a person’s life 4. Recommended to break fast for one who is ill and fears harm from fasting. 5. Recommended to break fast when one is traveling 6. Permissible for one to break fast who begins a journey while fasting 7. Permissible for a pregnant or nursing (breast feeding) woman 8. Change of condition of a person doesn’t obligate one to refrain from eating and drinking the rest of the day. 9. Prohibited to fast a voluntary fast instead of an obligatory one.

Chapter 3: That which Invalidates Your Fast

1. Intentional Intake of anything into the abdomen 2. Intention to break fast 3. Fluctuating Intention to fast 4. Vomiting intentionally 5. Menstruation or Post Partum Bleeding 6. Masturbation 7. Marital Relations 8. Cupping for both parties 9. Death 10. Apostasy 11. Above are Exempted in some cases

Chapter 4: Repayment
1. Missing a day of fast in Ramadhan
2. When does one make up a missed fast
3. If missed fast are not made up until few dats before next Ramadhan
4. Missed fasts first or voluntary?

Chapter 5: Recommended, Disliked, and Impermissible Days of Fasting
1. Recommended Every Other Day Sawn Dawood
2. The three white days of every Islamic month
3. Six days of Shawwaal
4. Month of Muharram and the 10th
5. Ten days of Dhil Hijja and that of Arafat
6. Disliking of the month of Rajab
7. Disliking of the day of Friday
8. Disliking of the 30th of Shabaan
9. Impermissibility of fasting on the two Eids
10. Completing of a voluntary fast is not Wajib

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