Sunday, December 28, 2008

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Friday, December 26, 2008

New Design



as-Salaamu`alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuh

The Hijri Calendar Year 1430 is fast approaching in shaa'Allaah. Walhamdulillaah Allaah blessed me with another day and therefore, I decided on a "facelift" for the Life Of A Muslimah project starting with Blogger.

I hope I can do more to organize it within the restrictions of a free blog while I make up my mind which projects will be dedicated to a new dot.com rather sooner than later.

May Allaah give you all a blessed Jumu'aah, Aameen.

Umm Salamah bint Bilquis

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Janaza Workshops in Germantown Postponed PLEASE NOTE

The upcoming events given by Markazul Bayaan and Janaazah Committee are postponed. The scheduled "Janaazah Workshop for Women" Thursday December 25,2008 and "The Father & Son Fajr Breakfast" Thursday January 1, 2009 have been postponed until 2009. This in light of the closing of the "Muslim Mall" located @ 5140 Germantown Avenue. We thank all supporters for their efforts and we will update everyone according to our progress in this matter. We truly apologize for any inconvenience. For those who has purchased tickets, please contact sister Na'imah Insha Allah. May Allah continue to Guide our humble efforts, Ameen.

Friday, December 19, 2008

20 Dec 2008 "Milestones of a Successful Marriage" 1p EST Shaaykh Ali Al-Huthayfi Paltalk!

Saturday Dec. 20th

*LiVE with Shaaykh Ali Al-Huthayfi***

Milestones of successful Marriage! 1pm est/6pm UK/9pm KSA~LiVE Senior Scholars room*

(Religions/Spirituality;Islam Section)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

NEW E-BOOK : THE 'AWRAH OF THE MUSLIM WOMAN TO THE MUSLIM WOMEN


Credit: Al Muflihoon.Com

Hudood 'Awratul mar'ah Muslima binisba lil Mar'ah Muslima.
The Limit of What the Muslim Women can un-cover to other Muslim Women

A discussion on this Important issue.

Imaam Al-Albaanee said : 
"..It is not strange to anybody that reminding people with what they have neglected and what they are ignorant about ; has more priority, than to speak to them about things which they usually hear .."

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Kindness COUNTS



as-Salaamu`alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuh everyone..

Found recently, GoodSearch allows you to search and have the revenues available to your favorite recognized charity - in this case my favorite = Al Maun Fund and this is quite an easy way to be able to send funds to them as well as sending them directly inshaa Allaah. Isn't it worth typing an extra line or two for the cause? Try it and find out for yourselves.. Shukran

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Qaa`idutan-Noor

THM Qaaidatun-Noor FALL/WINTER Session

WHEN: Every MON, WED, and FRI from 10-11 AM EST
WHERE: Hot Conference THM Arabic Studies Room
INSTRUCTOR: Umm`Umar Khadeejah bint Edward Kilbane
RESOURCES: Qaaidatun-Noor
REQUIREMENTS: This course is for Sisters ONLY. Sisters should be able to recognize the Arabic letters inshaa’Allaah. Sisters of all ages are welcome

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Evening PALTALK Session (SISTERS ONLY)

WHEN: Every TUES and THURS starting at 8 PM EST
WHERE: PALTALK ROOM: Learning to read ARABIC-Sisters Only
INSTRUCTOR: Palnick: Khadeejah bint Edward
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REQUIREMENTS: This course is for Sisters ONLY. Sisters should be able to recognize the Arabic letters inshaa’Allaah. Sisters of all ages are welcome

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Reading from the books of tafseer while in the state of impurity

Credit: masjiduthaymeen.com
Posted: Mar 12th, 2003
Author: Shaykh 'Abdul 'Azeez bin 'Abdullaah bin Baaz (:rahim:)
Source: Al-Fataawa - Page 43

Question: I read some of the books of tafseer like the book Safwat ut-Tafseer while I am in the state of ritual impurity… like my monthly period for example. Is there any harm and sin upon me for doing so?

Answer: There is no harm upon the menstruating and bleeding woman to read the books of tafseer nor is there any harm in reading the Qur’aan with the exclusion of touching the actual book in accordance to the most correct statement of the Scholars.

As for the one who is in a state of impurity then there is no reading of the Qur’aan absolutely until a full ritual bath (ghusl) has been taken and they are then able to read the books of tafseer and hadeeth and other than these two without reading what is in the Qur’aan.

This is what has been established by the Prophet (:pbuh:) that he would not prevent one from reading the Qur’aan except for the one who was in the state of ritual impurity and in one narration from him (:pbuh:) he said in a narration related by Imaam Ahmad with a chain of narration that is Hasan:

“As for the one who is in a state of ritual impurity then there is no verse.”

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Extremism is in Lenience Just as it is in Harshness



- Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan

Reference:

http://www.alfawzan.ws/AlFawzan/MyArchive/tabid/89/Default.aspx?new_id=117

Category:
Methodology

Al Hamdulilaah wa ba'd:

There have been increasingly numerous campaigns and refutatieons against extremism in religion lately, and they are with just right, because extremism in religion has been forbidden in the Book, the Sunnah and with the consensus of the scholars. Allaah Ta'aala stated:

{Say: "O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Exceed not the limits in your religion (by believing in something) other than the truth} Al Maa-idah: 77

In another Ayah:

{O people of the Scripture (Christians)! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of Allaah aught but the truth}

The Prophet - صلى الله عليه وسلم - said:

"Beware of extremism, for indeed the only thing that has destroyed those who came before you is extremism."

Extremism in religion is to exceed the limits of its legislated boundaries. It could be in worship, such as the three men, one of whom said: 'I will stand the whole night in prayer and not sleep.' The second said: 'I will fast continuously not missing one day without fasting.' The third said: 'I will not marry.'

Extremism can also be in rulings; such as making something that is recommended an obligation, or being extreme in the ruling of one who practices a major sin that is less than polytheism by declaring him to be a disbeliever who has left the fold of Islaam.

Extremism can be in ordering the good and forbidding the evil, such as the extremism practiced by the Mu'tazillah in the form of revolting against the rulers with the excuse of ordering good and forbidding evil as justification.

Extremism is also in declaring something permissible to be impermissible, or declaring something impermissible to be permissible.

Extremism in religion in all its forms is prohibited, it may cause the individual to exit the fold of Islaam or cause destruction, as it destroyed those who came before us, and no person who has been given understanding and foresight by Allaah in rulings and in placing things in the rightful place can doubt this.

However, there are people whose state is the exact opposite of the extremism of exceeding the limits in the religion, there are those who went to extremes in lenience and indulgence. There is no doubt that our religion is the religion of lenience, ease and justness, but this lenience must be within the legislated boundary, by acting upon the legislated permits when needed, and all the religion, and to Allaah belongs all praise, is free of hardship and restrictions.

{Allaah burdens not a person beyond his scope.} Al Baqarah: 286

{And [Allaah] has not laid upon you in religion any hardship} Al Hajj: 78

{Allaah does not want to place you in difficulty} Al Maa-idah: 6

Extremism in leniency is by overstepping the boundaries that Allaah has set, and this is not called lenience, rather this is hardship itself. Nullifying al Walaa and al Baraa in Islaam, equating the believers with the disbelievers with the justification of tolerance, invalidating the implementation of the nullifiers of one's Islaam upon those who have nullified all or some of them, equating religions such as equating Islaam to Judaism or Christianity, rather equating Islaam with all religions including paganism and atheism, claiming that 'there is no diety worthy of worship other than Allaah' does not necessitate the disbelief in Tahqhoot and does not negate false religions other than Islaam - as some columnists have written in some of our local newspapers. All of these are examples of extremism in negligence and indulgence. It is an obligation to refute it, just as it is an obligation to refute the extremism of exceeding the limits in the religion. Rather, extremism in negligence and indulgence is more dangerous than the extremism of exceeding the limits in the religion, because this type of extremism reaches the point of equating the religions of the disbelievers with the religion of truth, and this is a form of disbelief by the consensus of the scholars, in contrast to the extremism of exceeding the limits, as a lot of the scholars consider it to be misguidance but does not reach the level of disbelief.

The scholars mentioned that from amongst the nullifiers of a person's Islaam, is not declaring disbelievers to be disbelievers or having doubt in that.

Those who made these grave errors must examine their own state and return to the truth, for indeed returning to the truth is a virtue, and returning to the truth is better than remaining upon falsehood.

May Allaah grant everyone success in attaining beneficial knowledge, righteous actions, and may the Salaat and Salaam be upon our prophet Muhammad, his family and companions.

Translator:Nadir Ahmad, Abu Abdul-Waahid

Date Published:Thursday, 24 July 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Ruling Concerning Celebrating Specific Occasions, such as the Two Eids, The Night of Isra and the Middle of the Month of Shaban.

Question:

We have some practices that we have become accustomed to and have inherited concerning some special occasions for example, making cakes and biscuits on the day of Eid al-Fitr. We also prepare meat and fruit for the night of the 27th of Rajab and the night of 15th Shaban. Furthermore, there is a specific type of sweet that we must prepare during the day of Ashura. What is the ruling of the Islamic Law concerning these things?
Answer:

As far as displaying pleasure and happiness during the days of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al- Adha, there is no harm in that as long as it is within the limits of the Shariah. That would include people preparing food, drink and so forth. It has been confirmed that the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi-wasallam) said,

'' The Days of Tashreeq are days of eating and drinking and remembrance of Allah.” [1]

The Days of Tashreeq are the three days following the Day of Eid al- Adha in which the people slaughter their sacrifices, eat from that meat and enjoy the bounties Allah has bestowed upon them. Similarly, during Eid al- Fitr there is no harm in showing one’s pleasure and happiness as long as that does not go beyond the limits of the Shariah.

As for the merriment on the night of the 27th Rajab, the night of the 15th Shaban or during the Day of Ashura, such practices have no source for them whatsoever. Indeed, they are prohibited. No Muslim should attend such celebrations if he is invited to such gatherings. The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi-wasallam) said,

'' Stay away from innovated matters. Verily every innovated matter is heresy. And every heresy is straying [from the Straight Path] .” [2]

As for the night of 17th Rajab, some people claim that it is the night of the Miraj in which the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi-wasallam) ascended into heaven to Allah. However, historically speaking, that is not confirmed. Everything that is not confirmed is false. Even if, hypothetically speaking, that was the night of that event, it is not allowed for us to introduce any new practices with respect to celebrations or acts of worship on that day, since such were not done by the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi-wasallam). Infact, such is not confirmed from the Companions who were the people who followed the sunnah and the Law of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi-wasallam) most closely and enthusiastically. How is it permissible for us to invent something new that was not practiced during the time of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi-wasallam) nor during the time of the Companions?

Even for the 15th of Shaban, there is nothing confirmed from the Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi-wasallam) about venerating that day or praying during its night. Some of the Followers [3] used to spend its night in prayer and remembrance of Allah, and not in eating, celebrating or taking it as a holiday.

As for the day of Ashura, the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi-wasallam) was asked about fasting on that day and he said,

'' It is expiation for the previous year .”

Therefore, it is not allowed to display any form of celebration or grieving on that day as such a display of celebration or grieving goes against the sunnah. The only thing that is narrated from the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi-wasallam) is that one should fast that day , although he also ordered that a person should fast the day prior or the day after Ashurah in order to be different from the Jews who simply fast on that day alone.

________________________

[1] Recorded by Muslim .

[2] Recorded by Abu Dawud and Ahmed. Muslim also has something very similar.

[3] This is reference to the generation that followed that of the Companions.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Islamic Fatawa Regarding Women - Darussalam Pg.50-52
http://www.fatwaislam.com

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

UK National Conference 2008

Misconception: That the following Credit Information only applies to People who use Credit Cards

The Basics

Your 5-minute guide to protecting your identity

Here are 20 steps to protect yourself from identity theft -- and seven ways to clean up things if you become a victim.
By MSN Money staff

Thieves may sell your information on the black market or use it to obtain money, credit or even expensive medical procedures. Unless you're vigilant in protecting your records, you'll have to work even harder to repair the damage to your credit. The average victim spends 30 to 40 hours rectifying the problem.

Some of the e-threats to your identity are:

Phishing.

You get an e-mail that appears to be from your bank or an online service, most often PayPal or eBay, instructing you to click on a link and provide information to verify your account.

Pharming or spoofing.

Hackers redirect a legitimate Web site's traffic to an impostor site, where you'll be asked to provide confidential information.

Smishing.

This is phishing done with text messaging on your smart phone. It instructs you to visit a bogus Web site.


Spyware.

You've unknowingly downloaded illicit software when you've opened an attachment, clicked on a pop-up or downloaded a song or a game. Criminals can use spyware to record your keystrokes and obtain credit card numbers, bank-account information and passwords when you make purchases or conduct other business online. They also can access confidential information on your hard drive.


You don't need to have a computer to become a victim.

Vishing -- voice phishing.

You get an automated phone message asking you to call your bank or credit card company. Even your caller ID is fooled. You call the number and are asked to punch in your account number, PIN or other personal information. (See "Your phone may be under attack.")
Bank-card "skimming." Crooks use a combination of a fake ATM slot and cameras to record your account information and PIN when you use a cash machine. Your credit or debit card also can be skimmed by a dishonest store or restaurant worker armed with a portable card reader. (See "
Is your waiter a thief?")

Crooks will steal your wallet or go through your mail or trash.

More than half of identity theft cases involve credit card fraud. Checking accounts are the second most popular target. But some crooks have other plans:

At least 250,000 people have been the victim of medical identity theft in the last several years. (See "Diagnosis: Identity theft.") Crooks use fraudulently obtained personal information to get expensive medical procedures or dupe insurance companies into paying for procedures that were not done.

The victims of about 5% of reported identity theft cases are children. The fraud often goes
undetected for years -- until the young adult applies for credit. (See "Stolen innocence: Child identity theft.")

20 tips to protect yourself You can take steps to protect yourself from identity fraud:
Keep your confidential information private. Your bank or credit card company won't call or e-mail to ask for your account information. They already have it.

Keep an inventory of everything in your wallet and your PDA, including account numbers. Don't keep your Social Security card or any card with your Social Security number, such as an insurance card, in your wallet.

Stop getting banking and credit card information in the mail. (See "Go paperless for safer banking.")

Monitor your bank and credit card transactions for unauthorized use. Crooks with your account numbers usually start small to see if you'll notice.

Keep your vehicle registration and insurance forms in a sealed envelope in your glove box and lock it and your car when at home or away.

If you conduct business online, use your own computer. A public computer is less secure, as is wireless Internet.

Look for suspicious devices and don't let anyone stand nearby when you use an ATM. Take your card and receipt with you. Keep your PIN in your head, not in your wallet.

Don't store credit card numbers and other financial information on your cell phone. (See "Is your cell phone spilling your secrets?")

If you're job hunting using resume Web sites, don't apply unless the employer has a verifiable address.

Protect your computer from vulnerability:
Keep system and browser software up to date and set to the highest security level you can tolerate. Install anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall protection, and keep them up to date as well. When possible use hardware firewalls, often available through your broadband connection router.

If you use wireless Internet access, make sure that you get help from someone who understands wireless security when you set up your access point or router.

Back up your data and store it way from your computer.

Don't open e-mails from strangers. Malware can be hidden in embedded attachments and graphics files.

Don't open attachments unless you know who sent them and what they contain. Never open executable attachments. Configure Windows so that the file extensions of known file types are not hidden.

Don't click on pop-ups. Configure Windows or your Web browser to block them.

Don't provide your credit card number online unless you are making a purchase from a Web site you trust. Reputable sites will always direct you to a secure page with an URL starting with https:// whenever you actually make purchases or are asked to provide confidential information.

Use strong passwords: at least six characters, including at least one symbol and number, and no reference to your name or other personal information. Use a different password for every site that requires one, and change passwords regularly.

Never send a user name, password or other confidential information via e-mail.
Consider turning off your computer when you're not using it or at least putting it in standby mode.

Don't keep passwords, tax returns or other financial information on your hard drive.
7 steps to clean up the mess If you suspect your identity may be compromised, place a fraud alert with the three credit bureaus. When you place an alert, you are entitled to a free copy of your credit report. After that, take advantage of the free annual reports the bureaus are required to give all consumers. Stagger your requests so that you get a report every four months.

If you've been phished, contact the bank or company named in the fraudulent e-mail. You also may want to notify the Internet Crime Complaint Center and forward the e-mail to spam@uce.gov.

If you are the victim of identity theft, take the following steps:

Make an identity-theft report to the police and get a copy. File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Also, contact the office of your state's attorney general; you may be able to file a report there.

Close accounts that have been tampered with. Contact each company by phone and again by certified letter. Make sure the company notifies you in writing that the disputed charges have been erased. Document each conversation and keep all records.

Place a seven-year fraud alert or a "freeze" on your credit reports. (See "Lock your credit away from ID thieves.")

Begin the process of having the fraudulent information removed from your credit reports. (See "Don't let credit-report errors fester.")

Consider purchasing identity theft insurance. It cannot protect you from becoming a victim of identity theft, but it can help you pay the cost of reclaiming your financial identity.

Find victim support at the Identity Theft Resource Center.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Women Wearing Kohl
Question:

(***) asks from Cairo - Egypt: the beautification of the woman by putting kohl in her eyes;is it allowed?
Answer:

"It is permissible for the woman to wear kohl in her eyes infront of the women and her husband or mahaarim. As for infront of the foreign man (al-ajnabee),it is not permissible for her to uncover her face and neither her kohled eyes, due to his statement the glorified:
'And when you ask(his wives)for anything you want,ask them from behind a screen, that is purer for your hearts and for their hearts'

(Surah Al-ahzaab:53)

So there is no harm in her wearing the face veil in which her two eyes or one of them are apparent, but without applying kohl, infont of the ajnabee. And what is intended by the ajnabee is, whoever is not a mahram of the woman like her husband's brother, or her husband's paternal uncle, or the son of her paternal uncle (cousin), or other than them,regardless of whether they are Muslim or kuffaar."


Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz

Translated by Umm Mujaahid Naheeda bint Abdul Khaaliq bin Muhammad Faadil

http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/2211


Credit: Fatwa Islam

NATIONAL ISLAAMIC CONFERENCE 2008 SALAFI PUBLICATONS - UK

Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Class from Maasjid Al Faarooq Effective August 17, 2008 "Forty Hadith Nawawi"








MAASJID AL FAAROOQ ANNOUNCES CLASSES AFTER ASR SALAT EACH SUNDAY beginning next Sunday 17 August 2008

IN SHAA ALLAAH IN THEIR PALTALK ROOM

"MAASJID AL FAAROOQ LIVE NYC"

(approximately 5:00 PM EST, 10:00 PM GMT)

PRESENTED BY BROTHER ABU YUSUF KHALEEFAH : "forty nawawi hadeeth"

SALAFI PUBLICATIONS LIVE PALTALK ROOM CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT



SALAFI PUBLICATIONS LIVE" PALTALK ROOM ANNOUNCEMENT



Masjid as-Salafi UK: The lessons will begin 19:15 UK TIME with 'Usool us-Sunnah' Of Imaam Ahmad, followed by 'al-Aqeedatul Waasitiyyaah' EVERY DAY, excluding Wednesday, insha'Allah - for more information please visit www.salafitalk.net (Salafi Talk down temporarily due to high usage, they are adjusting settings with ISP and will be back soon (2:15PM EST, 11:15PM PST)
updated note from Salafi Publications 11 august 08;

Usoolus-Sunnah and Aqeedatul-Waasitiyyah will continue throughout the week & commences at 19:15 Uk Time accept Wednesday. Friday maybe subject to change due the conference commencing then insha Allaah.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Islaamic University Of Madeenah | And Its Lofty Goals

The noble Scholar, al-’Allaamah Rabee’ Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee said,
quote:


So the Islaamic University was established for lofty goals and for a noble objective. And it is to educate whosoever is able to be admitted into it upon the Book of Allaah and upon the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah and upon the manhaj of the Salafus-Saalih. And it was established under the supervision of outstanding Scholars from the major Scholars of the Sunnah from inside the Kingdom and outside of it. And at the head of these outstanding personalities was Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ibraaheem - rahimahullaah - the muftee of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shaykh ‘Abdul-’Azeez Ibn Baaz - rahimahullaah.
And the first one who accepted leadership of it was al-’Allaamah, ash-Shaykh Ibn Baaz - rahimahullaah. And people came to the University from all areas of the Islaamic world. And I was from the first ones to be affiliated with it and I graduated from it and I taught there for years up until I was retired.

So its manhaj is a unique manhaj that is established upon the Book of Allaah and upon the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah. And its objective, as I have already mentioned to you, is a noble objective. It is to educate our Muslim sons upon the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger and the manhaj of the Salafus-Saalih, except that some of the people of innovation and hizbiyyah have infiltrated it. So they have corrupted whosoever they were able to corrupt in the Islaamic Univeristy. And I ask Allaah to grant success to those who are responsible for protecting this University from these ones who conspire to corrupt the students at this University and its graduates.

I encourage entering into the Islaamic University and I warn against these conspirators from the Ikhwaanul-Muslimeen and other than them because they receive the academic scholarships given to foreigners who come to the Islaamic University. From the moment their feet touch al-Madeenah, they begin to warn against the Scholars of the Kingdom and against their manhaj and they corrupt whoever they are able to corrupt. And whoever is saved from them is saved.
So I advise studying there, but I warn against these ones who cause corruption in the earth. When the students reach them, from any country, from Ethiopia, or from Egypt or from any country, it is upon them to warn against these wicked and corrupt groups who oppose with their actions the objectives and goals of the Islaamic University, for which it was established. And they have corrupted many. And I spoke about this at the University, I said: Many of the students have come to this country while they are carrying corrupt beliefs. And they study at the secondary and university levels and they may reach the higher studies. Despite that, they return with their corrupt beliefs. This is something that is currently happening, it is something that is known from the Indians who have bigoted partisanship towards the Hanafee madhhab and the Maatureedee madhhab. And there have remained those who have remained - and the praise is for Allaah - those who either their origin was Salafee, or those who learned Salafiyyah from their studies in the Islaamic University and its rightly-guided manhaj.

I say once again and I repeat that the Islaamic University is a strong university and a strong fortress of Islaam. And it is befitting that the students of knowledge to drink ‘aqeedah and manhaj from it. And I advise and I warn those who want to cause corruption in the earth to fear Allaah with regards to themselves and to not cause corruption in the earth after it has been rectified and to not cause corruption in this University.

So the Ummah of Islaam is not in need of anything as much as it is need of the manhaj of the Salaf, which is exemplified in the manhaj of this Islaamic University. So it educates the youth with a correct tarbiyah upon the Book of Allaah and upon the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah and upon rejection of ta’assub (bigoted allegiance) and rejection of desires. Rejection of ta’assub towards madhaahib and rejection of ta’assub towards ‘aqaa`id and manaahij. The University educates one upon these foundations.

So whoever Allaah wants good for, then let him study in this University and let him graduate inshaa` Allaah with its ‘aqeedah and its manhaj, spreading the Sunnah and its sciences in his country.

I ask Allaah the Blessed and Exalted to grant success to those who are responsible for this University by protecting it from the plots of the plotters and to grant success to the students to accept the truth that is exemplified in the manaahij of this University, to accept the truth and to take it and to spread it in their countries or in other countries or wherever they dismount and disembark. I ask Allaah to bring these hopes to reality. Indeed, our Lord hears the du’aa`.
wa sallallaahu ‘alaa nabiyyinaa Muhammad wa ‘alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam

And this meeting occurred on the second day of the month of Safar, from the year 1428H. And whosoever attributes to me other than this, then he has lied and slandered.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

1 SEPTEMBER 2008 PURIFICATION AND CULTIVATION CONF., PHILADELPHIA PA


The Islamic Ctr.For Purification And Cultivation [SouthPhiladelphia]
Present

@
Enocolodge
2015 Penrose Ave.Phila,Pa.19145
Monday,September 1st 2008

Friday, August 01, 2008

WEST LONDON CONFERENCE 1/2/3 AUGUST 2008


Al Athar Net - Listen to over Six Thousand Duroos'

With the Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The One That Bestows His Mercy

Allah mentioned in His Glorious Quran: They believe in Allah and the Last Day; they enjoin what is right, and forbid what is wrong; and they hasten toward (all) good works, They are from the righteous(surah:13/114)
He Tabark wa Ta'la also said: They were quick in performing good deeds; they used to call on Us with love and reverence, and humble themselves before Us(surah: 21/90)

He also said in describing the believers: Verily they (believers) hasten in every good work, and these who are foremost in them(surah:24/61)

And many other verses of The Quran informing of and describing what a believer should be upon in racing toward good deeds and striving to benefit one another on the path to seeking the pleasure of Allah.

Our beloved Messenger -sallahu alahi wa salem- said: The one that guides to good is like the one who does/performs it (recorded by At Tirmidhi on the authority of Anas bin Malek and declared authentic by Al Albani in Ja'mi as Shageer #1605)

He also said: Whoever calls to guidance, he will have a similar/equal reward to that of everyone that follows him. Their (followers) reward will not be decreased in any way, and whomsoever calls to evil, he will have a similar punishment to the punishment of everyone that follows him, their punishment will not be decreased in any way (recorded by Muslim # 2674 on the authority of Abu Huraira) In an effort to perform good deeds and as an encouragement for my brothers and sisters in Islam, below is a link for a very beneficial salafi website.(ARABIC)

http://www.alathar.net

This site focuses on the duroos (classes) of our present day scholars. A student can listen to over

6 thousand recorded duroos by some of the senior scholars of our time.

Sheikh Abdullah Azeez bin Baz: 1,327 tapes

Sheikh Muhammed Nasir-deen al Albani: 752 tapes

Sheikh Muhammed bin Saleh al Uthameen: 4,461 tapes

Sheikh Saleh al Fowzan: 421 tapes

Sheikh Abdul Muhsin al Abaad: 744 tapes

Sheikh Saleh alaa Sheikh: 268 tapes

ALL FOR FREE!!!

What makes this site so unique; is the fact that a student can actually follow the lessons, as if he is sitting with the scholar. The site places below every lesson what is present on each specific tape and the questions toward the end of the class. I firmly advise my brothers and sisters to take advantage of such site, keeping in mind that a person should use this site as a learning tool, not just for free listening. The majority of the tapes on this site are actual lessons and not mere speeches. One should also keep in mind that a site as such does not take the place of sitting with the scholars. A Muslim is strongly encouraged to travel and seek knowledge at the feet of the scholars, and not take tapes as a main source of seeking knowledge. May Allah give us the tawfeeq and strength to work toward what benefits us in this life and the next.

wa salam u alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

Mustafa George Ruwais, United Arab Emirates

CREDIT: SALAFI TALK NET:

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Correct Islaamic Position on Terrorism

Killing and terrorizing innocent people and the destruction of property are not condoned by Islam. Attributing all these horrific incidents to Islam is unjust. Muslims should tell the truth and unveil falseness, and inform all people that Islam is a religion of righteousness, betterment and progress. Islam is the final revelation that Allah chose for humankind to guide it from darkness to light. Allah said: “This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.”

Our religion urges us to fulfill our obligations and prohibits us from abandoning such obligations. Allah said: “O you who believe! Fulfill your obligations.” The unjust killing of a human being in Islam is forbidden. Allah said: “And kill not anyone whom Allah has forbidden except for a just cause.”

Corruption on earth is considered a major sin in Islam. Allah said: “And of mankind there is he whose speech may please you in this worldly life, and he calls Allah to witness as to that which is in his heart, yet he is the most quarrelsome of the opponents. And when he turns away from you, his effort in the land is to make mischief therein and to destroy the crops and the cattle, and Allah likes not mischief. And when it is said to him ‘Fear Allah,’ he is led by arrogance to more crime. So enough for him is Hell, and worst indeed is that place to rest.”

- Shaikh Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah Al-AsShaikh, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Shaykh Ahmad Ibn Yahyaa Ibn Muhammad Ibn Shabeer an-Najmee Aali Shabeer, Rahimahullaah

An Obituary...
This morning, Salafi Talk reports:

We have just heard that our Shaykh, Ahmad bin Yahya an-Najmee died this morning. Rahimahullaah ta 'aalaa. May Allaah forgive him, grant him the highest level of Jannah. Indeed from Allaah we come and it is to Him we will return .


Abu Maryam Taariq bin 'Ali Birmingham UK
CD@SalafiPublications.Com

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Biography of The Noble Shaykh, The 'Allaamah, the Muhaddith, The Faqeeh, the Muftee until his death..Rahima-hullaah:


Shaykh Ahmad ibn Yahya an-Najmee
written before his death,


His Name and Lineage
He is our noble Shaykh, the 'Allaamah, the Muhaddith, the Faqeeh, the present Muftee of the district of Jaazaan and the carrier of the Flag of the Sunnah and hadeeth in it - Shaykh Ahmad Ibn Yahyaa Ibn Muhammad Ibn Shabeer an-Najmee Aali Shabeer from Banee Hummad, one of the well known tribes of the district of Jaazaan.
His Birth
The Shaykh, may Allaah preserve him, was born in the village of Najaamiyyah on the 22nd of Shawaal of 1346H and was raised in the house of his two righteous parents - which have no equal in comparison.
Due to this, his parents both made a pledge to Allaah by him that they would not burden him with any type of worldly jobs, and Allaah made what they wished come true.
They would both constantly keep guard of their son to the point that they would not even let him play amongst the children. When he reached the age of puberty, they entered him into the schools of the village, where he learned to read and write. He learned to recite the Qur'aan in the national school before the coming of the Shaykh 'Abdullaah al-Qar'aawee, rahimahullaah, three times, the last of which occurred in 1358H when he remained there.
He first read the Qur'aan to Shaykh 'Abdu Ibn Muhammad 'Aqeel an-Najmee in 1355H. Then he read it to Shaykh Yahyaa Faqeeh 'Abasee, who was from Yemen and who had come to Najaamiyyah and stayed there. Our Shaykh studied under him in the year 1358H. But when Shaykh 'Abdullaah al-Qar'aawee arrived at Najaamiyyah, there occurred a debate between him and this teacher concerning the issue of Allaah's Rising - for he was 'asharee. So Shaykh al-Qar'aawee defeated him and he fled from the town after that.
{And so the roots of the people who did wrong were cut off - all praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds}, [Soorah al-An'aam, Aayah 45]
His Educational Upbringing
After their 'asharee teacher left, the Shaykh, along with his two paternal uncles, Hasan Ibn Muhammad an-Najmee and Husayn Ibn Muhammad an-Najmee, began to frequently attend Shaykh al-Qar'aawee's classes for some days in the city of Saamitah, but this did not last. This was in the year 1359H. In 1360, in the month of Safar to be exact, our Shaykh joined the Madrasah Salafiyyah and recited the Qur'aan, this time under the order of Shaykh 'Abdullaah al-Qar'aawee (rahima-hullaah) to Shaykh 'Uthmaan Ibn 'Uthmaan Hamlee (rahima-hullaah). This was such that he recited the entire Qur'aan to him with tajweed and memorised the books "Tuhfatul-Atfaal", "Hidaayatul-Mustafeed", "Thalaathatul-Usool", "al-'Arba'een an-Nawawiyyah" and "al-Hisaab." And he perfected the discipline of handwriting.
He would sit in the study circle, which Shaykh al-Qar'aawee had set up there, until the time when the younger students departed after the Salaat az-Zhuhr. Then he would attend the circle for the elder students, which Shaykh 'Abdullaah al-Qar'aawee was in charge of personally teaching. So he would sit in this class from after the Salaat az-Zhuhr till the time of the Salaat al-'Ishaa.. Then after praying ('Ishaa.), he would return to his town of Najaamiyyah with his two uncles (Hasan and Husayn).
After four months, Shaykh 'Abdullaah al-Qar'aawee granted him permission to to be part of his study circle for elder students, which he taught himself. So he read to the Shaykh the following books: "ar-Raheebah" concerning Laws of Inheritance, "al-Aajroomiyyah" concening Arabic Grammar, "Kitaab at-Tawheed", "Buloogh al-Maraam", "al-Bayqooniyyah", "Nukhbat-ul-Fikr" with its explanation "Nuzhat-un-Nadhr", "Mukhtasaraat fee Seerah", "Tasreef al-Ghazee", "al-'Awaamil fee an-Nahw", "al-Waraqaat" concerning the Principles of Fiqh, and "al-'Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah" with its explanation from Shaykh 'Abdullaah al-Qar'aawee - this was before they had seen its explanation from Ibn Abil-'Izz al-Hanafee. He also studied parts of the book "al-Alfiyyah" of Ibn Maalik and "ad-Durar al-Bahiyyah" with its explanation "ad-Daraaree al-Madiyyah" concerning Fiqh - both of which are written by Ash-Shawkaanee, rahimahullaah. This goes as well for other books - whether there was in them those which they studied as an assigned subject, like the previously mentioned books or what they studied for cultural education in some concise treatises and small pamphlets or those books, which they would reference when researching such as Naylul-Awtaar, Zaad al-Ma'aad, Noorul-Yaqeen, al-Muwatta and al-Ummuhaat.
In 1362H, Shaykh 'Abdullaah, rahimahullaah, distributed portions of the Ummahaat (hadeeth Books) he had present in his library to his students, which consisted of Saheeh al-Bukhaaree, Sunan Abee Dawood, Sunan an-Nasaa.ee, Muwatta of Imaam Maalik. So they (his elder students) began to read these books to him, but they did not complete them because they had to depart due to a drought.
In 1364H, they returned and read them to him. so then Shaykh 'Abdullaah gave him the ijaazah (religious authorisation) to report from al-Ummahaat As-Sitt.
In 1369H, he studied under Shaykh Ibraheem Ibn Muhammad al-'Amoodee, rahimahullaah, the Judge of Saamitah at that time, two books - "Islaah al-Mujtami'a" and the book of Shaykh 'Abd-ur-Rahmaan Ibn Sa'adee, (rahima-hullaah) on Fiqh, which is organized in the form of question and answer, entitled: "al-Irshaad ilaa Ma'rifat-il-Ahkaam."
He also studied under Shaykh 'Alee Ibn Ash-Shaykh Ziyaad As-Somalee at the order of Shaykh 'Abdullaah al-Qar'aawee, the subject of Grammar, studying the book "al-'Awaamil fin-Nahwi Mi.ah", as well as other books on Grammar and Morphology.
In 1384H, he attended the study circles of the Shaykh, the Imaam, the 'Allaamah, the Muftee of the Saudi Lands, Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ibraaheem Aal ash-Shaykh, rahimahullaah, for the length of close to two months. In these circles, he taught Tafseer Ibn Jareer At-Tabaree with the recitation of 'Abdul-'Azeez Ash-Shalhoob, with regard to the subject of tafseer. Likewise, in the same year, he attended the gatherings of our Shaykh, the Imaam, the 'Allaamah, Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz, rahimahullaah, for the length of close to a month and a half. This class was on Saheeh al-Bukhaaree and occurred between the Maghrib and 'Ishaa. prayers.
His Teachers
From what you have read it is clear that his teachers, in order, include:
1. Shaykh Ibraaheem Ibn Muhammad al-'Amoodee - the judge of Saamitah in his time2. Shaykh Haafidh Ibn Ahmad al-Hakamee - (rahima-hullaah)3. The Shaykh, the 'Allaamah, the Caller, the Reformer (mujaddid) of the southern part of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 'Abdullaah al-Qar'aawee - (rahima-hullaah)4. Shaykh 'Abdu Ibn Muhammad 'Aqeel an-Najmee5. Shaykh 'Uthmaan Ibn 'Uthmaan al-Hamlee6. Shaykh 'Alee Ibn Ash-Shaykh 'Uthmaan Ziyaad As-Somalee7. The Imaam, the 'Allaamah, the former Muftee of the lands of Saudi Arabia, Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ibraaheem Aal ash-Shaykh - (rahima-hullaah)8. Shaykh Yahyaa Faqeeh 'Abasee al-Yemenee
His Students
Our Shaykh, may Allaah preserve him, has many many students. For whoever spent the amount of time that he spent in teaching, which is almost half a century, then you can just imagine how many his students will be. And if we were to list their number, then that would require a large book in itself. So I will only mention a short example of them, by which one can go by in determining his other students. So from among his students are:
1. Our Shaykh, the 'Allaamah, the Muhaddith, the Defender of the Sunnah, Rabee' Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee2. Our Shaykh, the 'Allaamah, the Faqeeh, Zayd Ibn Muhammad Haadee al-Madkhalee3. Our Shaykh, the Noble Scholar, 'Alee Ibn Naasir al-Faqeehee
It is sufficient to just mention these three names here. And this is due to the widespread fame they have in the circles and gatherings of knowledge, so no one can blame us for doing so.
His Aptitude and Intelligence, may Allaah grant him success
The Shaykh possesses a very high level of intelligence. The following is a story that indicates the intelligence and good memory he had since childhood:
The uncle, Shaykh 'Umar Ibn Ahmad Jardee al-Madkhalee said:"When Shaykh Ahmad would attend classes at the Madrasah Salafiyyahin Saamitah, along with his two uncles, Hasan an-Najmee and Husayn an-Najmee, during 1359 when he was 13, he would listen to the classes that Shaykh 'Abdullaah al-Qar'aawee gave to his elder students and he would memorise them." I say: This is what caused Shaykh 'Abdullaah al-Qar'aawee to let Shaykh Ahmad join his adult classes, which he would take charge of teaching himself. This was because of what the Shaykh (al-Qar'aawee) saw of his superiority, quickness in memorising and intelligence.
His Works
Our Shaykh, may Allaah preserve him, worked as a teacher in the schools of his Shaykh, 'Abdullaah al-Qar'aawee, as a volunteer. And when the pay positions began, he was assigned the duty of a teacher in his town of Najaamiyyah. This was in 1367H. Then in 1372H, he transferred to being Imaam and teacher in the town of Abu Subaylah in Baalhurrath.
On 1/1/1374H, when the educational institute in Saamitah was opened, he was assigned the position of a teacher in it until the year 1384H. He resigned from this position with the hopes of getting the opportunity to teach in the Islaamic University of Madeenah, so he traveled there. However, certain circumstances took place which didn't allow that to occur, so he returned back to his district and Allaah decreed for him to be appointed the position of religious admonisher and guide for the Ministry of Justice of the District of Jaazaan. So he took the role of admonishing and advising in the best of manners.
On 1/7/1387H, he returned to being a teacher at the educational institute in the city of Jaazaan at his request. Then at the beginning of the school year of 1389H, he returned to teaching at the institute of Saamitah. He remained there as a teacher until he retired in 1/7/1410H.
Since that time up until the time that I am writing these lines, he has kept himself busy teaching in his home, in his local masjid and in other masaajid of the district, holding weekly classes as well as taking on the role of providing fataawa (for questions).
In doing all of this, he has acted in accordance with the final advice of his teacher, which was to remain constant in teaching and in taking care of the students, especially the foreign ones among them who left their families (to study). He had remarkable patience in accomplishing this, so we ask Allaah that He reward him on our behalf.
He also abided by his teacher, Shaykh al-Qar'aawee's final advice by continuing in his studies and in researching and learning from others. This is especially with regard to the sciences and principles of hadeeth and Fiqh, for it was such that he surpassed his colleagues and had a powerful command in that matter. May Allaah bless his life and knowledge and benefit us with his efforts.
His Books of Knowledge
Our Shaykh, may Allaah preserve him, has written many books, some of which have been printed and some which have not. We ask Allaah that He facilitate the publishing of those books so that the benefit from them can be attained. From his books are:
1. Awdahul-Ishaarah fir-Radd 'alaa man abaaha al-Mamnoo' min az-Ziyaarah2. Ta.seesul-Ahkaam Sharh 'Umdatul-Ahkaam - only a very, very small portion of it was printed.3. Tanzeehush-Sharee'ah 'an Ibaahatil-Aghaanee al-Khalee'ah4. Risaalatul-Irshaad ilaa Bayaanil-Haqq fee Hukmil-Jihaad5. Risaalatun fee Hukmil-Jahr bil-Basmalah6. Fat.hur-Rabb al-Wadood fil-Fataawaa war-Rudood7. al-Mawrid al-Adh'b az-Zilaal feemaa intaqada 'alaa ba'adil-manaahij ad-da'wiyyah min al-'Aqaa'id wal-'A'amaal.
And there are other beneficial books, which he has presented for the Muslims, may Allaah reward him with the best of rewards and benefit Islaam and the Muslims through him. And may the peace and blessings of Allaah be on our prophet, Muhammad, his family and Companions, Ameen.
..........Translated by: Ismail Alercon

Friday, July 18, 2008

My Other Causes Throughout this Blog and Networking Amongst the Sisters!





as-Salaamu`alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuh!




Walhamdulillaah, My heart softens as a Muslimah and in saying this I need to let my readers know why they will see certain sites which they may ask - how did this get here? Yes, there's a site called "Kibble.com".. now what comes to mind? Dogs. Look further Brothers and Sisters it says Dogs and CATS! This amazing site donates food to animal shelters for both dogs and cats. Walhamdulillaah Allaah blessed me to have cats as I was unable to have children. This is an important cause - don't be afraid to look at the site. You just actually visit the site for the food to be given. Easy. Simple. And the child that developed the site is amazing, May Allaah give her hidayat, Ameen!




Next - anything and everything having to do with domestic violence I address. A cause extremely important to me and so you'll see a site in which you can donate up to 9 old cellphones and they'll send you the self mailing label etc for free. Please check this out!




A summarized statement from myself is as follows: Allaah blessed me to be a muslim walhamdulillaah and every single time I/you offer charity to someone who might not be a Muslim, whether it be holding a door, picking up a package, reaching for an item in a grocery store for someone who couldn't reach it - this is sadaqa and it is da'wah. Plain. Simple. Breaking down the misconceptions of Islaam is important in the West especially when they see a niqaabi walking down the street in 100 degree weather in New York City and they can't understand why.. it's easy.




Until the time that we have all of the social needs of Muslims existent within our own communities I will continue to bring under "other causes" links for your review, one old cellphone donated could save the life of a battered person, you just don't know. I am trying to start a network in which we can collect supplies of The Noble Qur'aan, no other translation -- The Noble Qur'aan only as we don't have enough to go around when we need to give it to someone, and we cannot assume every single person we run into has a computer. Sisters need to network more especially if they don't go to the conferences. People ask me, "Umm Salamah why weren't you there?" Simple. Non-Mahram. I don't cross state lines. So networking can be in the form of a telelink or a conference call and if it's a telelink that you want set up so Sister's can meet and discuss issues? Please contact me in shaa Allaah- I have a telephone number in the United States set up for this activity please make note:




718-713-7614


Sister's only please!


Females only please!




Very simply put. Take Action. Don't Wait. Dont' say I should have, I could have, I would have -


SubhanAllaah.. life is too short and the Ummah is in need...


These links will never cost you money or causes that I present,


it will cost you your time to dial a phone or click on a link inshaaAllaah.


If you are female reader and have not yet embraced Islaam, May Allaah guide you, Ameen. If you are a Muslim May Allaah bless you, Ameen.


I thank you all for taking the time to read this entry and I remain in shaa'Allaah - Allaah's servant for the rest of my days -

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Ruling on a Male Student Greeting a Female Student with Salutations of Peace

Question:

I am a male university student and sometimes, I give salutations of peace (i.e. saying: 'As-Salamu 'Alaykum') to the girls. Is the salutation of a (male) student to his female colleagues in college permissible or forbidden?

Answer:

First of all, it is not permissible to study with girls within the same class, within the same school and at the same desks. Indeed, this is one of the major causes of temptation (Fitnah). This mixing is not permissible for the male or the female student, because of the temptations involved in it. As for giving salutations of peace, there is no objection to greeting her with the lawful Islamic salutation of peace which does not lead to the causes of temptation. Likewise, there is no sin in her giving salutations to him, without shaking hands, because shaking hands with an unrelated woman is not permissible. Rather, the salutation should be offered from a distance, wearing Hijab and abstaining from the causes of temptation (Fitnah) and without them being alone together. So there is no objection to the lawful Islamic greeting in which there is no temptation (Fitnah). However, if his giving salutations to her or her giving salutations to him is likely to lead to temptation, that is, his being aroused and feeling desire, which Allaah has forbidden, then that is forbidden by the Islamic Law. And Allaah is the Granter of success.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz

Fatawa Islamiyah, Darussalam, volume 5, page 105

credit: Fatwa Islam

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

MASJID TAWHEED KIDS CONFERENCE 15-17 AUGUST 08


The Status of Women before and after Islaam
AUTHOR: Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan

SOURCE:
Tanbeehaat ‘alaa Ahkaam takhtassu bil-Mu’minaat (pg. 6-11)

PRODUCED BY:
Al-Ibaanah.com

The Status of the Woman before Islaam:
What is meant “before Islaam” here is the period known as Jaahiliyyah (Days of Ignorance), which the Arabs used to live in specifically and the people of the whole world in general. This was when the people did not have any Messengers amongst them and they were void of any guidance. And as is stated in the hadeeth, “Allaah looked at them – both Arabs and Non-Arabs – and hated them, except for some remnants from the People of the Book (who stayed upon the true message).”
In most cases, the woman of this time period lived under critical conditions – especially those in the Arab societies, where they used to hate it when a girl was born. So amongst the Arabs were those who would bury their daughter while she was still alive until she died below the earth. And amongst them were those who let them live only to find a life of humiliation and degradation. Allaah says: “And when news of the birth of a female child was brought to any of them, his face would become dark and filled with grief. He hides himself from the people because of the evil that he has been informed of. Shall he keep her with dishonor or bury her in the earth? Certainly, evil is their decision.” [Surah An-Nahl: 58-59] And Allaah says:
“And when the female child who was buried in the ground will be questioned – for what sin was she killed?” [Surah At-Takweer: 8-9]
The word maw’oodah refers to the baby girl that was buried alive and left to die inside the earth. And if she was spared from being buried alive and allowed to live, then indeed she found herself living a life of degradation. This is since she was not allowed to inherit any portion of her relative’s estate no matter how much money he had and regardless of if she was suffering from poverty and dire need. The reason for this is because they would make the inheritance specific for men in exclusion of women. In fact, she would be distributed as part of her deceased husband’s estate, just as his money would be distributed in inheritance!
And there would be found a score of women living under one man, since they would not put any limits to the number of wives they could marry. So they wouldn’t show any concern for what occurred to the women as a result of that, such as living under cramped conditions, inconveniences and injustice.
The Status of the Woman after Islaam: But when Islaam came, it uplifted these injustices from the woman and returned her honor and self-esteem in humanity back to her. Allaah says: “O mankind, indeed We created you from a male and a female.” [Surah Al-Hujuraat: 13]
So Allaah mentions that she is the partner of man in the origin of humanity and likewise, she is partners with man in terms of being rewarded or punished for actions performed. Allaah says: “Whoever does good deeds, - whether male or female – while he or she is a true believer, to him We will give a good life and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do.” [Surah An-Nahl: 97]
Allaah says: “So that Allaah may punish the male and female hypocrites and the male and female polytheists.” [Surah Al-Ahzaab: 73]
And Allaah made it forbidden to consider a woman as a possession to be inherited from her dead husband’s estate, as He says: “O you who believe, you are forbidden to inherit women against their will.” [Surah An-Nisaa: 19]
So Allaah gave her independence in her individuality, such that she became one who can inherit as opposed to an object of inheritance. And Allaah gave the woman a right in the inheritance of her relative’s wealth. Allaah says: “There is a share for men and a share for women from what is left by their parents and close relatives, whether the property be small or large – a legal share.” [Surah An-Nisaa: 7]
And Allaah says: “Allaah commands you as regards your children’s inheritance: to the male a portion equal to that of two females. If there are only daughters, two or more, their share is two-thirds of the inheritance; if only one, her share is a half.” [Surah An-Nisaa: 11]
And this goes as well for the other texts that state a woman can inherit whether she be a mother, a daughter, a sister or a wife.
In the area of marital affairs, Allaah limited a husband to marrying the maximum of four wives, on the condition that he treats all of his wives fairly and equally according to his ability. And He obligated to the husbands to live with them in kindness, as He says: “And live with them honorably.” [Surah An-Nisaa: 19]
And He made the dowry her right and He commanded that it be given to her in full except for that which she permits from her own good will. Allaah says: “And give to the women their dowry with a good heart. But if they, out of their own good pleasure, remit any part of it to you, take it and enjoy it without any fear of harm.” [Surah An-Nisaa: 4]
And Allaah made her the caretaker, commanding good and forbidding evil in the household of her husband – and the leader over her children. The Prophet (sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said: “A woman is the guardian of her husband’s household and she will be asked (on the Day of Judgement) concerning those under her care.” Also, Allaah made it obligatory for the husband to spend on her and to clothe her in a good manner.
What the Enemies of Islaam and their Offshoots want today from their stripping the Woman of her Honor and rights:
Indeed the enemies of Islaam – rather the enemies of humanity – today, from the disbelievers, hypocrites and those who have a disease in their hearts are enraged about what the Muslim woman has achieved from honor, glory and chastity in Islaam. This is because the enemies of Islaam from the disbelievers, hypocrites and those who have a disease in their hearts – they want from the woman that she serve as a trap by which they can lure and catch those with weak Eemaan and those who have perverted natures, after having fulfilled their depraved desires from her. Allaah says: “But those who follow their lusts wish that you should deviate tremendously away.” [Surah An-Nisaa: 27]
And those who have a disease in their hearts among the Muslims want the woman to be a cheap commodity exhibiting herself to those people of lustful desires and devilish inclinations. They want her to serve as an open commodity before their eyes so that they may find entertainment in her beautiful appearance or perhaps they may make her do something far worse than that.
This is why they expend great efforts in trying to make the woman go out of her home so that she can participate with men in their jobs – working side by side with them. Or that she can serve and tend to men as a nurse in the hospital or a flight attendant on an airplane or a teacher or professor in mixed non-segregated schools Or that she be an actress in the theatres or a singer or a broadcaster on the various forms of media – exposing her face and enticing men by her voice and appearance.
And the immoral magazines have taken pictures of young girls that are looking provocative and naked as a means for promoting and marketing their magazines. And some businessmen and companies have taken these pictures also as a means for promoting their product, such that they place these pictures in their advertisements and exhibits.
These evil actions are meant to distract the woman from her real and true duty, which is in the home. And this forces the husbands to hire female servants to raise their children and take care of the affairs of their households, which results in much mischief and great evil.
However, we don’t restrict a woman from working outside of her home, so long as she abides by the following guidelines:
1. She must have a need for doing this work or the community she lives in requires her to do this job, such that there cannot be found any man that can do the job.
2. She should do this after fulfilling the job she has at home, which is her primary job.
3. This job must be in an environment of women only, such as her teaching women (only) or doctoring and nursing female patients. And her work must be separate from men.
4. Likewise, there is nothing that restricts her from learning the affairs of her Religion – in fact she is obligated to do this. And there is nothing preventing her from teaching about the aspects of her Religion, so long as there is a need for that and her teaching is held in an environment of (only) women. And there is no harm in her attending classes in a masjid and so on, while being consistent in that and segregated from men. This can be seen from the women in the beginning of Islaam (i.e. the Sahaabiyaat), in that they would work and study and attend the masaajid.

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