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About the Great Day of Arafah - MUST KNOW!

[EXCLUSIVE] The Day of Arafah - The Angels Make Dua For You - Mufti Menk - & Sh. Nayef - Hajj 2019
 





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Muslim means submission to the will of God. This article explains what this entails, Enjoy:
Battling to Surrender
https://www.islamicity.org/19403/battling-to-surrender/
By: Tom Bassanoof Phd

Son, surrendering your life to Allah is not an imprudent behavior, but it is the most critical and wise conduct you would do during your entire life. After performing your tasks with your utmost best, then by surrendering to Allah for help and guidance, Allah Almighty would lead you to the appropriate path. You may not get what you are hoping for, but in the long run, you would discover that the way you followed was the best for you. Mary, mother of Jesus (PBUH), was in anguish for knowing that she was pregnant without being touched by a man. Sura 19, Verse 23 stated, “The pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm-tree: She (Mary) cried (in her anguish): "Ah! would that I had died before this! would that I had been a thing forgotten and out of sight!” With all of her anguish, she gave birth to Jesus (PBUH), and the Holy Quran indicated that she has the highest rank among all women. Sura 5, Verse 75 stated, “(His mother (Mary) was a Siddiqah (she believed in the words of Allah and His Books).” Though Mary surrendered to Allah, yet you are still hesitant to surrender to Allah after doing your best!

According to Sura 31, Verse 13, Noah (PBUH) struggled to help his son to surrender to Allah, "O my son! join not in worship (others) with Allah: for false worship is indeed the highest wrong-doing.” Yet, unsuccessfully Noah (PBUH) asked Allah to save his son "O my Lord! Verily, my son is of my family!" (Sura 11, Verse 45). Noah’s son heard his father’s plea, however, the son’s heart was deaf and blind “Verily, it is not the eyes that grow blind, but it is the hearts which are in the breasts that grow blind” (Sura 22, Verse 46). Son, open your heart and surrender to Allah.

Similarly, Prophet Jonah disobeyed Allah, and according to the Holy Quran, Sura 37, Verse 142, 143 Jonah (PBUH) was swallowed by “a big Fish … (because) he had done acts worthy of blame” then he surrendered, and Allah saved him. Prophet Abraham (PBUH) rejected and denounced worshiping his tribe’s made gods; his process of finding a god was not successful. His investigation for finding a god pushed him in a state of hopelessness, and he humbly surrendered to Allah and according to Sura 6, Verse 77, he stated: "unless my Lord guides me, I shall surely be among those who go astray.” Concerning Sura 19, Verse 30, Jesus (PBUH) expressed his profound surrender to Allah Almighty by declaring that he "indeed a servant of Allah.” Prophet Moses (PBUH), according to Sura 10, Verse 84, said: "O my people! If you have believed in Allah. then put your trust in Him if you are Muslims (those who submit to Allah′s Will)."

Furthermore, Prophet Mohamed and Abu Bakr (PBUH) migrated from Mecca to Medina, Abu Bakr thought that the nonbelievers would catch them. Calmly, the Prophet (PBUH) recited Sura 9, Verse 40, “Be not sad (or afraid), surely Allah is with us." All these prophets surrendered to Allah the omnipotent with unlimited power.

Son, I know you have trouble surrendering to Allah because the word surrender for you and other people is equated with submission and defeat. You think surrendering means loss and failure. But this negative context with the word surrender does not apply to the relationship between you and Allah. Surrendering to Allah means that your heart is worshiping Allah all of the time, and you are eager to do good and avoid evil actions. Son, you can know whether your efforts are admirable or evil, by the feelings you have in your heart. After any work, remember Allah, if your heart was contented, then you are on the right path.

According to Sura 13 verse 28 “Those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah,” then your actions are admirable, and your heart surrendered to Allah. Dr. Maurice Bucaille, a French Medical Doctor, studied the Holy Quran and became a Muslim. He surrendered his heart to Allah. Bucaille (1983) indicated that all lives are made from water and the Holy Quran stated this fact at the beginning of the seventh century, Sura 21, Verse 30 indicated that “We (Allah) have made from water every living thing.” Bucaille (1983) stated that he could not find any incompatibility between scientific findings and the Holy Quran verses. Dr. Maurice Bucaille surrendered his heart to Allah.

The Holy Quran over 1400 years ago specified that the Dead Sea has the lowest elevation and a body of water on the planet. Sura 30, Verse 3 indicated that the Dead Sea is “the lowest of Earth.” NASA scientists conveyed the discovery of the lowest level of a body of water on the hearth and reported by news journals (Sea, 2019). Researchers could understand some Verses of the Holy Quran while using their recent knowledge in particular scientific field. Previously, many Verses were not understandable for a considerable number of Muslims through history, then recently investigators uncovered the apparent meaning of several Verses such as Sura 30 Verse 3. “Son, surrender to Allah.”

Son, when you surrender to Allah Almighty, your heart bursting with the sense of tranquility and guidance. And, the grace of Allah will eradicate fear from your heart. According to Sura 13, Verse 28 "Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest." Though recognizing your human limitation will guide you to open your heart to Allah Almighty, yet your fear of the unknown, your egotism, and your confusion could block your heart from seeing and contemplating the existence of Allah. Allah gave you a choice, and you can be a Muslim, Christian, Jew, or an atheist. You are free! According to Sura 2, Verse 256 “Let there be no compulsion in religion.” Son, when you were only one day old, you followed your mother’s movements with your eyes, and she provided you with all your needs. Your love to your mother removed the fear from your heart, and your love of Allah will remove any fear from your soul. According to Sura 90, Verse 8 and 9, Allah Almighty “made for him (you) a pair of eyes, (and) a tongue and a pair of lips” so you can see, contemplate and discover the truth about Him. You will not know Allah unless you are free of fear and surrender passionately.

Son, do not follow the footsteps of Pharaoh who, due to his egotism refused to accept the invitation from Moses (PBUH) to be a Muslim. According to Sura 10, Verse 75, Pharaoh and his arrogant administration rejected the invitation to Islam. Because of Pharaoh’s narcissism and arrogance, he destroyed himself and his followers. Furthermore, Pharaoh insulted Prophet Moses (PBUH) by saying " better than this one (Moses),” and he ridiculed Moses (PBUH) by saying that “(Moses) scarcely express himself clearly.” The same evil of egotism destroyed Satan for disobeyed Allah’s order to prostrate to Adam. According to Sura 38, Verse 76 “(Satan)] said: "I am better than he. You created me from fire, and You created him from clay."

Pharaoh destroyed his kingdom due to his strong desire to have full control over all his subjects including Jews. Mistakenly, he was confused to think that he had the power to extend his role to be the only god for all of the people who were living in Egypt. Conversely, according to Sura 7, Verse 143, Moses (PBUH) proclaimed "Glory be to You [Allah]. I turn to You in repentance, and I am the first of the believers." Trusting Allah will clear your confusion, and Abraham (PBUH) left his family in Mecca with neither food nor water. Did Abraham (PBUH) know how his family would obtain water or food? He did not, but he trusted Allah. Abraham (PBUH) was not confused, and he fully surrendered to Allah. On the day of judgment according to Sura 42, Verse 47, son, there will be no place of refuge except running toward Allah. You need to do your best with all your daily assignments and its myriad challenges - then surrender to Allah.
Khalid Yasin - The Purpose Of Life 1 (Part 1 of 3) | HD
Khalid Yasin is a revert or convert to Islam and an Islamic propagator.

Khalid Yasin - The Purpose Of Life 1 (Part 2 of 3) | HD

Khalid Yasin - The Purpose Of Life 1 (Part 3 of 3) | HD
 





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The prophets did not engage in major sins nor did they get away with these sins by being 'chosen', being 'chosen' does not excuse immorality.
The Quran corrected the stories of the Prophets (peace be upon them all) and has restored the balance in regards to their missions and stories.
Here is an article that discusses the major differences between Islam and Christianity for the purposed of information for those interested.


Praise be to Allaah.
There are many great factors that widen the gaps between Muslims and Christians. The differences in belief between us and them do not let us get close unless they give up their kufr (disbelief) and misguidance, and join the monotheists who believe in One Lord and God, and bear witness that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is His Messenger, and believe that ‘Eesa (Jesus – peace be upon him) was a human being.

These are the most significant deviations in their religion, which widen the gap between us Muslims and them:

1.The Christian belief that the Messiah is the son of God.

2.The Christian belief that the Messiah (peace be upon him) is a god alongside God and that he is the second person of the holy trinity, according to their beliefs.

3.The belief that divinity may be incarnated in humanity.

4.The belief that God is formed of three Persons, which is known as the doctrine of the trinity.

5.The Christian belief that the Messiah (peace be upon him) was crucified by the Jews on the command of Pontius Pilate, and that he died on the cross.

6.The Christian belief that the Messiah died on the cross as a ransom for mankind and as expiation for original sin.

7.The Christian attitude towards the Jews who disbelieved in Jesus (peace be upon him) and claimed that they crucified him and killed him, and they accused his mother Mary (Maryam) of fornication – of which she was innocent – yet despite all that their attitude towards them today is one of support and loyalty, and their attitude towards the Muslims who venerate Jesus (peace be upon him) and his mother is one of enmity and disavowal.

8.Their distortion of the Book of God the Gospel (Injeel), whether they distorted the words by changing them or by adding words, or they distorted the meaning, and in doing that they attribute things to God that cannot be attributed to Him.

9.The doctrine of redemption, which is their belief that God sent His only son to redeem mankind from a sin committed by the father of mankind (Adam – peace be upon him), but God was unable to forgive his sin, so He sent His only son who had no sin, to sacrifice himself in order to do away with sin. This is an attribution of imperfection to the Lord of the Worlds and a denial of the fact that Adam (peace be upon him) repented and Allaah saved the Messiah (peace be upon him) from death.

10. Their disbelief in the Prophethood of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), even though he is mentioned in the Old and New Testaments.

11. Their belief in the soundness of the distorted Torah that they have in front of them today, which contains insults against God, describing Him as having shortcomings, and insults against the Prophets and Messengers, saying things that one can hardly dare utter, but we mention them in order to highlight the abhorrent nature of the kufr (disbelief) that they follow. They describe God as weeping with regret for the Flood which drowned the people of Noah, until His eyes became sore, and the angels came to visit Him – exalted be He far above that.

They describe Lot (peace be upon him) as committing incest with his two daughters, and Noah as drinking wine until he became drunk and his ‘awrah (nakedness) became visible. And there are even more foolish stories than that.

See Hidaayat al-Hayaara fi Awbah al-Yahood wa’l-Nasaara by Ibn al-Qayyim; Naqd al-Nasraaniyyah by Dr. Muhammad ibn ‘Abd-Allaah al-Saheem

And Allaah knows best.

https://islamqa.info/en/answers/27093/the-differences-between-christianity-and-islam

Stories of the Prophets:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyfPcUoivAtYHdYV8EA95E6F6AR5xej8p

 





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Who doesn't love a good ole convert/revert story eh? Well, imagine one where the convert/reverts ancestors were murderers of Muslims, and even their family crest reflected such? Now let's take this further, imagine the convert/revert is not only a Muslim, but also a Daiee???

You don't have to imagine...

...Andrés Bidegain, is a modern day Muslim marvel, his story is one which could inspire an autobiography in itself. Born as a Catholic Christian to a family whose ancestors had massacred Muslims, he is now one of iERA's foremost international outreach specialists, sharing the message of Islam with the world. What a life, what a world, what a destiny!!! God is the Greatest!!!

 





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I ask the Creator the Most High to soften all our hearts and increase our remembrance.
We keep getting distracted from this test called life...... SMH.
Every soul will taste death, and you will only be given your [full] compensation on the Day of Resurrection. So he who is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise has attained [his desire]. And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion.
3:185


Re-posts:
"The Destroyer of Pleasures..." - Sheikh Muhammad Al-Mukhtar Ash-Shinqitee


Death Is Like Sleeping ᴴᴰ | Khalid Yasin
 





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Re-posted! Again.:)


But those who fear Allah and keep their duty to their Lord (Allah), for them are built lofty rooms; one above another under which rivers flow (i.e. Paradise). (This is) the Promise of Allah: and Allah does not fail in (His) Promise.

Surat Az-Zumar 39:20


As you are aware in Islam there are many levels of heaven.
Who are the lofty rooms for?
1. Those who have good speech. (zero obscene language, slander, gossip, curses etc)
2. Those who feed the needy.
3. Those who fast much.
4. Those who pray in the night whilst others are sleeping.
I ask the Creator to grant us al -Firdos the loftiest heaven in His jannah. Ameen
 





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This brother Almir Colan discusses how bankers exploit those that need to be protected,
In addition, he discusses how Allah the Most High has provided a solution in the economic rulings of Islam.
Wisdom behind Prohibition of Riba (interest) - Case study GFC | Almir Colan
(CAPTION)In this clip, we analyze the power of Islamic economic principles regarding the ban on riba by looking at the root causes of the Global Financial Crisis
 





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Positivity Surpasses Potential? by Sh. Mohammad Elshinawy | ICNA-MAS Convention 2018
 





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Re-posted! Again.:)


But those who fear Allah and keep their duty to their Lord (Allah), for them are built lofty rooms; one above another under which rivers flow (i.e. Paradise). (This is) the Promise of Allah: and Allah does not fail in (His) Promise.

Surat Az-Zumar 39:20


As you are aware in Islam there are many levels of heaven.
Who are the lofty rooms for?
1. Those who have good speech. (zero obscene language, slander, gossip, curses etc)
2. Those who feed the needy.
3. Those who fast much.
4. Those who pray in the night whilst others are sleeping.
I ask the Creator to grant us al -Firdos the loftiest heaven in His jannah. Ameen
Thum Aameen
 





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Excellent video brother z gharib Barak Allah feek. May Allah bless you!
A discussion on such a dear Islamic personality brother Muhammad Asad by Dr. Ramadan.
I agree we need to focus on our principles and be a community that has a positive vision not a defensive reaction surrounding events and issues.
A spiritual community or a spiritual union based on our principles.
His ending is spot on:
" I belong to a community based on my principles.
I do not belong to my blood.
I do not belong to a community that is asking me to betray our religion and our principles because we are the same religion or blood."
We can not support those who do wrong even if they are of ourselves.

4:135
"O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah, even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted."

Here is an excerpt from the biography of Dr. Asad:
Writer, traveler and explorer, Muhammad Asad had a truly chequered life spanning three continents and two cultures. Born Leopold Weiss in the summer of 1900 in the Polish city of Lwow, then under Austrian empire, he was 14 when he escaped school and joined the Austrian army under a false name, only to be recovered by his father and taken home, now in Vienna. But about four years later when he was drafted in the army, he had ceased to have any longing for a military career. He was lucky. The Austrian Empire collapsed a few weeks after and he went on to study history of art and philosophy at the University of Vienna.........for more:
https://www.islamicity.org/by/muhammad-asad
 





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