Monday, 30 January 2017

11th CMO Islamic Essay Competition-The Islamic Family Value Systems

Assalamu’alaikum Wa rahamatullah Ta’ala wa barakatuhu,

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful My Dear Brothers and sisters in Islam,

it’s yet again time for another yearly essay completion organised by CRYSTAL MUSLIM

ORGANISATION (CMO) and titled, THE ISLAMIC FAMILY VALUE SYSTEM scheduled to hold

its finale on the 20th of May 2017 where Three(3) winners emerge from each category.

The topics of the competition and their categories as well as qualifying criteria are as follows;

 Category A 
The role of children in a Muslim family ( 200-250 words and below 13 years)

 Category B 
Islam kinship and I. (500-750 words and 14-17 years)

 Category C
The family as the bedrock of a corrupt-free nation. (1000-1250 words and 18 years and above)

Below is an attachments with all information regarding the essay as the finalists stand a chance to

win lots of fabulous prizes.
Entry opens 1st January 2017 and closes 7th  April 2017(9.00AM).

All entries should be sent to writemuslimorg@yahoo.com and must include the phone number and

contact address of the contestant or to “Crescent school, 1004 housing estate victoria island Lagos” 

with a self-addressed envelope,stamp,contact phone number and E-mail Address of the contestant.

May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad the Messenger of Allah and his family,

Companions and all who follow them in righteousness until the Day of Judgment And May Allah

makes it possible for all participants to write knowledgeably and for us all to learn from these

writings

for Islam. AMIN


Friday, 5 February 2016

10th CMO Islamic Essay Competition-Islamic Financial System

Assalamu’alaikum Wa rahamatullah Ta’ala wa barakatuhu,

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

My Dear Brothers and sisters in Islam, it’s yet again time for another yearly essay completion organised by CRYSTAL MUSLIM ORGANISATION (CMO) and titled, ISLAMIC FINANCIAL SYSTEM scheduled to hold its finale on the 14th of May 2016 where Three(3) winners emerge from each category.

The topics of the competition and their categories as well as qualifying criteria are as follows;

Category A
what are the benefits of Zakkah? ( 200-250 words and below 13 years)

Category B
Importance Of Islamic Banking to the economic growth of a nation. (350-500 words and 13-17 years)

Category C
Islamic finance as a solution to modern economic challenges. (750-1000 words and 18 years and above)

Blow is and attachments with all information regarding the essay as the finalist stand a chance to win lots of fabulous prizes.



Entry opens 1st  January 2016 and closes 31st March 2016(9.00AM). All entries should be sent to writemuslimorg@yahoo.com  and must include the phone number and address of the contestant or to “Crescent school, 1004 housing estate victoria island Lagos” with a self-addressed envelope,stamp,contact phone number and E-mail Address of the contestant.

May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad the Messenger of Allah and his family, Companions and all who follow them in righteousness until the Day of Judgment
And May Allah makes it possible for all participants to write knowledgably and for us all to learn from these writings for Islam. AMIN


Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Emotional Regrets Of A Muslim Video


Assalamualaikum,
A very Inspiring letter of regret from the life a Muslim, I pray this encourages us all to be better Muslims before our time expires in this world. AMEEN
video

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Patience As Advised By Lukman To His Son

Assalamualaikum My Brothers And Sisters In Islam,

I want to draw some lessons for us all from the advice of Lukman ( Alaihissalam) on patience and its benefits to us.
The Importance of patience cannot be over emphasis in Islam and this was why Lukman AS in one of the numerous Advise to his Son stated the following as Quoted from the Quran.
“And bear with patience whatever befalls you, Verily These are some of the important commandments ordered by Allah with no exemption [Surah Luqman 31: 17]
Its Thus Clear that patience is a necessary factor in achieving success both in this world and the hereafter,
It is a distinctive traits of the Beloved Servant of Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala, the Messengers sent by Allah SWT were patient and that was why they were successful, Allah SWT Says About them thus that
“Verily(Many) Messengers were denied before you (Oh Muhammad )  but with patience they bore the denial, and they were hurt, Until Our Help reached them and none can Alter the words ( decisions ) Of Allah, surely there have reached you the information of the messengers( Before you )[ Al-An’aam 6:34]
Allah truly benefits the sincerely patient servant.

Patience is also thus divided into three.
  1. Patience in Obeying the commands of Allah
  2. Patience in Refraining from the prohibitions of Allah
  3. Patience During the times of trials
PATIENCE IN OBEYING ALLAH’S COMMANDS
Allah SWT made it clear in the following Quran verses as follows.
“Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is in between so worship him( Alone) and be constant and patient in his worship”[Maryam 19:65]

“And Those who remained patient , seeking their lord’s countenance, perform Salat and spend out of which we have bestowed on them, secretly and openly, and defend evil with good, for such there is a good end”[Ar-Ra’ad 13:22]
Obeying the commands of Allah SWT is manifested in carrying out the basic tenets of Islam such as the following and many more.
  1. Timely Observance of All the 5 Obligatory daily prayers.
  2.  Diligently Observance of fast during the months of Ramadan.
  3. Paying Of Zakkah on our possessions and wealth that qualifies.
  4. Observance Of Hajj when we can afford it( it’s not excusable that you waste money extravagantly on what you do not need and claim to not be able to afford Hajj, May Allah make it easy for us all)
  5.  Patience in your observance of your Ibadah no matter how critical you environment is on you or how discomforting you are intentionally made to feel by those who do not want you to,and you knowing well that Allah's reward is far greater than whatever you suffer in doing so.
PATIENCE IN REFRAINING FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF ALLAH
Allah SWT made it clear in the following Quran verses as follows
“And keep yourself ( oh Muhammad) patiently with those who call on your Lord( your companions who remember their Lord with glorification, praising in prayers and on other righteous deeds) morning and afternoon, seeking His face and let not your eyes overlook them, desiring the pomp and glitter of the life of this world, and obey him not whose head we have made heedless of Our remembrance, one who follows his own lust and whose affair ( deeds) have been lost [Al-Kahf 18: 28]
Refraining from prohibitions such as the following and many more.
  1.  Committing Adultery and fornication.
  2. Consuming Alcohol and intoxicants( cigarette, shisha, etc.)
  3.  Participating in Gambling.
  4. Consumption Of Interest Or participating in Interest based transactions( Loans, Insurance, Higher Purchase, Interest based Trades and so on )
  5.   Stealing, Lying and giving false witness.
  6. Consuming the wealth/inheritance of Orphans or those whose possessions entrusted with us. 
  7.  Murder, disrespecting our parents and many much more other sins in Islam.
PATIENCE DURING THE TIMES OF TRIALS

“And We shall test you with something of fear, Hunger, loss of wealth , lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to the As-sabireen( The patient ones)[ Al-Baqarah 2:155]
And in a narration, Abu Sa’id and Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet SAW said “Never is a believer stricken with a discomfort, an illness, an anxiety, a grief or a mental worry or even the pricking of a thorn but Allah will expiate his sins on account of his patience ”[Bukhari And Muslim]
This Hadith mentions the special Grace And Mercy of Allah SWT for the Muslims, it relates how Allah turn the hardship and troubles suffered by a Muslim into a means of expiation for his sins.
But  this is only possible if the believer exercises patience, However if he starts wailing instead of showing patience, then besides suffering hardship, he would be deprived of the reward which lies in bearing them patiently.
Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala also Says.
“O you who believe, Seek help in Patience and As-Salah( Prayer) Truly Allah is with the As-Sabireen( The Patient)[ Al- Baqarah 2: 153]”

May Allah make us from the patient so that He may be pleased with us and us with Him, may He give us the strength, wisdom and guidance towards being Obedient to his commands.
May He give us the wisdom to refrain and seek forgiveness and repentance from Him for our wrongful acts, make us steadfast and patient during the advent of His trials on us,
May he accept from us and make the last part of our lives the best, make the best of our deeds the last and make the best day the day that we meet Him.
May He forgive us our Sins, guide us right from the evil of insincere intentions and save us from misguided knowledge and grant us what is beneficial to us.
May he make us as patient as the Prophets and May His help reached us as it reached Them. AMEEN


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

5 before 5, A Critical look At The Managment Of Our Self-Resourcesfulness in Ramadan And Beyond

Assalamualaikum,

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Indeed all praise is due to Allah, we praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness, we seek refuge with Allah from our soul’s evil and our wrong doings, he whom Allah guides, no one can misguide, and he whom He misguides, no one can guide.

May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad the Messenger of Allah and his family and Companions and all who follow them in righteousness until the Day of Judgment.
O my dear brothers and sisters in Islam.
Ramadan is a here again Masha Allah and one of the challenges that the Ummah face is not only how to make the best of the month receive from it a maximum blessing but setting up ourselves to continue in those acts and ways we have embarked on in Ramadan to beyond Ramadan till we are called to Allah Subhanahu Wa taala
It is to this that I see the emphasis of relating in expanded terms the Hadith of the Prophet (SAW) where he said “Take benefit of five before five: Your youth before your old age, your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free time before you are preoccupied, and your life before your death” (Narrated by Ibn Abbas and reported by Al Hakim)

1.    Youth before old age
One of the things that most people take for granted is their youth. When people are young, they are full of energy and are capable of doing so many things for the sake of Allah, but often we see that this energy is wasted in one way or another.
When people lose their youth, they inevitably find it harder to do those deeds and acts of worship that they found somewhat easier to do at a younger age. With old age, people find it harder to keep fard (obligatory) fasts, they may not be able perform wudhu properly or to pray properly, and they may not have the energy to recite the Qur’an very often.
When we are young we are full of energy, and we should use that energy to help others when we can. In order to help those in need, we don’t have to have deep pockets or donate a lot of money to charity every month, there are so many ways in which we can benefit others, The Prophet (SAW) said
‘Every Muslim has to give in charity… [And if has nothing to give] he should work with his hands … and give in charity (from what he earns)… [and if he can’t do that] he should help the needy who appeal for help…’ (Bukhari)

2.    Health before sickness
As with our youth, we often take for granted our health. We are advised to take advantage of our good health before we are overcome with illness or disability. What we often don’t realize is that our health is a blessing from Allah. When we are in good health, we take it for granted and don’t always appreciate what we have. It is only when we fall ill that we realize what a great thing we had and how we let it go to waste by not doing as much ‘Ibadah (worship) as we know we could and should have done.
One example of where people are restricted from carrying out acts of Ibadah due to poor health. When most people are young and have the health to fast, they don’t make the time or effort to keep nafl (non-obligatory/Sunnah) fasts. Often we find that we struggle to keep our fard (compulsory) fasts during Ramadan, and we have no intention at all to keep the Sunnah fasts during the rest of the year.
3.    Wealth before poverty
Wealth is another blessing granted to us by Allah. Wealth in this context does not necessarily mean that we have large amounts of savings, or the fact that we can afford a huge house, very expensive cars and properties. The simpler things such as a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs and food in our fridges make us amongst the world’s wealthiest people, a fact that we more often than not seem to overlook particularly when we see people that have a lot more worldly possessions than we do. There are millions of people in the world today that don’t even have a drop of clean water to drink, and they don’t know where their next meal will be coming from. These are the people that we need to be helping with our wealth. Even a small donation can go a long way.
We should give as much as we can in the way of Allah, and we are assured of the rewards for doing so by Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala where He says
“The likeness of those who spend their money for Allah’s sake, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn), it grows seven ears, every single ear has a hundred grains, and Allah multiplies (increases the reward) for whom He wills, and Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures needs, All Knower”.
(Al-Baqarah 2: 261)

4.    Free time before preoccupation
Islam always encourages us to make the most of our time, and to spend as much of it as possible in the way of Allah. We should utilize the time we have available to do as much good as we can, because before we know it, this time will have passed. As mentioned above, we should use the time we have in our youth to do as much in the way of Allah as possible, because as time passes, as well as having to contend with old age and all that entails, we will inevitably have a lot more things to worry about, like jobs, homes and families, children upbringing and extended community support, things that most of us at this present moment aren’t necessarily worried about at all or in a larger context that will grow with time. If we think that finding the time to practice Islam is difficult now, what will we do when life really starts to pick up pace? There is nothing wrong with getting married and having a family, but we should appreciate the relative freedom that we have now, and spend as much of it as we can on good deeds.
The concept of time is so important in Islam that Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala swears by it in the Qur’an where He Says
“By [the token of] Time. Verily Man is in loss, except such as have faith and do good deeds, and [join together] in the mutual teaching of truth, of patience and constancy”.(Surah Al-‘Asr 103:1-3)
In line with the above a Surah, we have to discipline ourselves by giving value to the importance of time. We should be prompt in doing good deeds, which will increase our faith and subsequently enable us to gain Allah’s pleasure and mercy, and avoiding time wasting deeds that do not increase us in earning rewards from Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala but his displeasure (further explanation on by Nouman Ali Khan’s Brief Explanation of Surah Al-Asr at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=547B7XbTicI )

5.    Life before death
The last thing that we have been advised to take advantage of is our life before our death. Every night when we go to sleep, we enter a state where our soul leaves us. When we wake up, it is only because Allah has blessed us by returning our souls and granting us the opportunity to worship Him for at least one more day. Upon waking up in the morning, the Prophet SAW used to say (Indeed recommended that we say also) “Praise be to Allah who gave me life after death, and to Him is the final return.”(Bukhari)
Often we do not fully appreciate how great a blessing it is to be given another chance. We become relaxed about death, and we don’t fully comprehend or appreciate that at some point and only Allah knows when, our life will be taken away from us for good, leaving no second chance, no opportunity to make up for the wrongs we have done, and no turning back time. We must not forget what a mercy life is. We should savor every moment and use it to our best advantage. This means pleasing Allah in order to achieve our ultimate goal which is Jannah.
The Prophet SAW said “A man shall be asked concerning five things on the Day of Resurrection: concerning his life, how he spent it, concerning his youth, how he grew old, concerning his wealth, how he acquired it and how he spent it, and what he did with the knowledge he had.”(Tirmidhi)


Kindly note that any mistake in the contents of this article is due to my imperfection as a human being, only Allah Subhanahu Wa-Ta'ala is perfect in all affairs.
May Allah Forgive us our sins, guide us right from the evil of insincere intention, save us from misguided knowledge and grant the entire Ummah benefit from this work AMIN.
Kindly feel free to make comments, contributions or corrections where necessary.
May Allah Bless us all, AMIN

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

8th CMO Islamic Essay Competition-Islam In the 21st Century


Assalamu’alaikum Wa rahamatullah Ta’ala wa barakatuhu,

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

My Dear Brothers and sisters in Islam, it’s yet again time for another yearly essay completion organised by CRYSTAL MUSLIM ORGANISATION (CMO) and titled, ISLAM IN THE 21ST CENTURY scheduled to hold its finale on the 24th of May 2014

The topics of the competition and their categories as well as qualifying criteria are as follows;

Category A
Obedience to Allah, Parents and society, my responsibility. ( 200-250 words and below 13 years)

Category B
Curbing Immoralities and degrading tendencies. (350-500 words and 13-17 years)

Category C
Misconception of Islam and their challenges in the 21st century,the way forward. (750-1000 words and 18 years and above)

Blow is and attachments with all information regarding the essay as the finalist stand a chance to win lots of fabulous prizes.



Entry opens 5th December 2013 and closes 31 March 2014. All entries should be sent to writemuslimorg@yahoo.com   or to “Crescent school, 1004 housing estate victoria island Lagos” with a self-addressed envelope,stamp and a contact phone number.

May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad the Messenger of Allah and his family, Companions and all who follow them in righteousness until the Day of Judgment
And May Allah makes it possible for all participants to write knowledgably and for us all to learn from these writings for Islam. AMIN



Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The Excellence Of Ibadah During The First Ten Days Of Dhul-Hijjah

In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful
Indeed all praise is due to Allah, we praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness, we seek refuge with Allah from our soul’s evil and our wrong doings, he whom Allah guides, no one can misguide, and he whom He misguides, no one can guide.

May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad the Messenger of Allah and his family and Companions and all who follow them in righteousness until the Day of Judgment.

My Dear respective brother and sisters in Islam,

Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has blessed the nation of Muhammad SAW with many opportunities to reap rewards and blessings every day of the year.
The last ten nights of Ramadan (the month of fasting) are among the most blessed nights of the year and in particular Laylatul-Qadr (the night of power) is extremely sacred. Similarly, the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah (the 12th Islamic calendar month) carry special status during the blessed month of “Pilgrimage”. The following  Hadith of the Prophet SAW will highlights the importance of these ten days in the sight of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala and the amplified reward for all good deeds during this blessed season.

Just like the last ten nights of Ramadan are the best ten nights out of the year, these first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are the best days of the year and the most beloved to Allah.

Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with Him) reported that The Messenger of Allah SAW said, "There are no days during which the righteous action is so pleasing to Allah than these days (i.e. the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah)." He was asked thus "O Messenger of Allah, not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah?" He SAW replied, "Not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah, except in case one goes forth with his life and his property and does not return with either of it."[Sahih Al-Bukhari]
And in another narration He SAW said "There are no days greater in the sight of Allah and in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Him than these ten days, so during this time recite a great deal of Tahleel, Takbeer and Tahmeed." [Reported by Ahmad]
This Hadith brings out the following the point Righteous deeds during the first ten days of the month of Dhul-Hijjah are far better and more rewarding than righteous deeds done on other days of the year, because they are Hajj days in the sacred season of pilgrimage. Because of their excellence and importance, Allah (SWT) swore by them thus:"By the Dawn; by the ten Nights..." [Al-Fajr 89:1-2]
So, the questions we should be asking ourselves are the following.
  1. How do we make the most of this season of blessings?
  2. What deeds can we perform to attain Allah’s pleasure?
Every Muslim should strive to fill these days with worship and righteous deeds as much as he is able.
 In his wisdom, the Prophet SAW did not specify certain deeds so that each person would be able to choose those deeds that suit his circumstances and his personal inclinations.
Recitation of the Quran might be difficult for some while it is easy for others, and likewise fasting, charity and so forth. Therefore, each of us should strive to earn Allah’s Pleasure in these days in the manner that Allah has facilitated for him e.g.

1.  Perform Hajj (Pilgrimage)
Obviously, Hajj is one of the best deeds that one can do during these ten days. However for those of us who are not able to fulfill the Hajj Obligation this year, there are still many more ways to earn the pleasure of Allah.

2.  Fast on the ‘Day of Arafah.
The Prophet SAW said: “Fasting the Day of Arafah (ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah) is expiation for (all the sins of) the previous year and expiation for (all the sins of) the coming year.” [Muslim]
and in another narration he also said “Anyone who fasts for one day for Allah’s pleasure, Allah will keep his face away from the (Hell) fire for (a distance covered by a journey of) seventy years.” [Bukhari, Muslim]

3.  Perform Dhikr and Takbeer
This is as specified in the Hadith above with Takbeer (Allahu-Akbar) Tahmeed (Al-Hamdu-Lillah) and Tasbeeh (Subhana-Allah).

4.  Stand the Night in Prayer
Seeking Allah’s forgiveness and humbling ourselves in front of Him in supplication and prayers during the latter part of the night is an act of worship that is very beloved to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.
Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala calls out to His servants in the latter part of the night thus: “Is there anyone to invoke Me, so that I may respond to his invocation? Is there anyone to ask Me, so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone seeking My forgiveness, so that I may forgive him?” [Bukhaari, Muslim]

5.  Read the Book of Allah (The Quran).
It is time to re-establish your connection the Quran if we haven’t been doing so, and do more of it if we have. Establish a beautiful relationship with the book of Allah starting in these ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. Recite its verses and we will surely reap its blessings. Understand its message. Implement the commandments of this book in your life.
 This relationship with the Quran will open for us the doors of wisdom and happiness in our lives. This will ultimately lead us to guidance and success in this life and the Hereafter.

6.  Increase in doing ALL good deeds
if we are not able to perform Hajj this year, we can occupy ourselves during these blessed days by any and every possible good deed. Every act that is done with sincerity for the pleasure of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala will bring you closer to Him for He says “So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom, shall see it; and whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom, shall see it.“[Al-Zalzalah 99:7-8].

7.  Slaughter an animal and distribute the meat (Sacrifice)
Ibn Umar said: “The Prophet SAW lived in Madeenah for ten years and every year he slaughtered an animal.” [Ahmad]

8.  Attend Eid prayers
Attending Eid prayer is from the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW. We should therefore be keen on practicing this Sunnah and performing it according to the teachings of our Prophet SAW.

9.  Thank Allah
One of the biggest forms of worshiping Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is to thank Him, deeply, sincerely and continuously. After all, it is He who blessed us with all that we have. In fact, we wouldn't even be here if it wasn’t for the Mercy of our Creator. So we should thank Him for everything that He gave us, the blessing of Islam, the blessing of life and every blessing we possess. Thank Him for the opportunity to experience these ten days. Ask Him for His mercy, forgiveness and guidance.
10.         Remembrance and Da’wah
Let us pass this message round hopping that it may benefit the Ummah through us for the Prophet SAW said “Whoever revives an aspect of my Sunnah that is forgotten after my death, he will have a reward equivalent to that of the people who follow him, without it detracting in the least from their reward.” [Tirmidhi]


May Allah Forgive us our sins, guide us right from the evil of insincere intention, save us from misguided knowledge, grant us beneficial knowledge, righteous deeds and benefit the entire Ummah from this work. AMIN.
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Monday, 22 July 2013

Explanation Of The Recommended Dua for Laylatul Qadr


In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful
Indeed all praise is due to Allah, we praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness, we seek refuge with Allah from our soul’s evil and our wrong doings, he whom Allah guides, no one can misguide, and he whom He misguides, no one can guide.
May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad the Messenger of Allah and his family and Companions and all who follow them in righteousness until the Day of Judgment.


Dear respective brother and sisters,
I have noticed a significant interest in the video explaining the dua recommendation of the prophet SAW for the last 10 night of Ramadan, I have decided to do a textual explanation of this dua and hope it will go a long way in assisting our Muslim brothers and sisters who might not be privy to a fast internet capable of downloading or watching the video, or might want to print the information to ponder over its contents as well as print and share it with the public in general.


I have also included the video for those who wish to have all the visual and textual contents together, this video is an enhancement on the one earlier released by Majed Mahmoud.



Aisha, May Allah be pleased with her, said: I asked the Messenger of Allah: 'O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?'
The Prophet SAW said: “Say: O Allah, You are pardoning and you love to pardon, so pardon me “Reported by Ibn Majah, and Tirmidhi).

The transliteration of the dua is:-

“Allahumma innaka `afuwwun tuhibbul afwa fa`a fu annee”

And the Arabic text is as written below
اللْهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّي

The meaning of the dua is broken down as follows
اللْهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ
O Allah, You are pardoning 

تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ
and You love to pardon

فَاعْفُ عَنِّي
so pardon me

From all the dua of the Quran and Sunnah, the Prophet SAW specified this dua for the last 10 nights, showing us how profound it is.
One of Allah’s beautiful names, Al-‘Afuww (the Pardoner) and it appears five times in the Qur’an and four times with Al-Ghafoor (the Most Forgiving)


Al-‘Afuww comes from the root ‘afw, which means to hide, obliterate, or remove something.
This meaning connotes ‘pardoning’, which is when one looks over another’s error and does not take them to account for it. Technically, it means Allah’s protection from trials and sicknesses for the believers (i.e.… safety and well-being).

Difference between ‘Afuww and Ghafoor

On the Day of Judgment, we may find that many sins we committed are not in our record, this is ‘afw, which is when Allah completely removes your sins from your record as if you never committed them. When it comes to ‘afw Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala said: “And He pardons much” [Ash-Shura 42:34]

Al-‘Afuww pardons His Servants by not calling them to account for their sins and erasing their sins from their records. Not only does Allah pardon and remove our sins, but He Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala loves to Pardon, as is implied in the dua above.

Al-Ghafoor comes from the root ghafar, which means to cover, conceal, and shield. When Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala forgives a sin, it means that He covers it and conceals it.

Al-Ghafoor is the One who does not expose the sins of His Slaves. He shields and protects His Slaves from the consequences of their sins and still forgives even though He is All-Aware of the wrong they committed.

When it comes to Al-Ghafoor, He will forgive the sins but they will appear in your record. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala Said “Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgives anything else, to whom He pleases.” [An-Nisa’ 4:48]

Al-Ghafoor is the One who forgives any sin regardless of the size as long as one seeks sincere repentance. Al-Ghafoor even forgives sins when we does not seek repentance because it is out of Allah’s Mercy that when a Muslim does certain acts, these acts will automatically have some or all of their sins forgiven.
The sins that Allah did not erase will appear in our record, but Al-Ghafoor can still forgive them.

The Prophet SAW said, “There would come people amongst the Muslims on the Day of Resurrection with sins as heavy as a mountain, and Allah would forgive them.” [Muslim]

When Al-‘Afuww and Al-Ghafoor are paired together, it shows how Merciful and Compassionate Allah is. He Pardons much, and for those sins He does not Pardon, He will forgive and conceal if He Wills.

May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala pardon all our sins, past, present and future, make the Ummah benefit from this work and keep our hearts firm on His guidance. AMIN


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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Will You Take Your Mothers For Granted?

In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful
Where can we be and who are we without the mercy of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala through our mothers????
Please watch this short video of Imam Asim Hussein...

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