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Abu Bakr (RA) received the title 'As-Siddeeq' on readily saying that he accepted Rasulullah (S.A.W.)'s Night Journey (Mi'raaj) to the Heavens when the Kuffar asked for his opinion.

Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA) walked all the way from Makkah to Madeenah, at the time of Hijrah, while hiding from the pursuing Quraish.

Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari (RA) was blessed by Allah to be the first host of Rasulullah (SAW) in Madinah.

Abdullah ibn Mas'ud (RA) was the first Muslim to read the Quran publicly near the Ka'bah in Makkah, after the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam.

Bilaal (RA) was an African. His name was Bilal ibn Rabah Al-Habashi, or Bilal the Abyssinian,  the first Muazzin chosen by RasulAllah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam.

Rasulullah (SAW) made dua to Allah Subhanaho Wa Taala that, He strenghten Islam with Umar ibn Al-Khattab or 'Amr ibn Hisham i.e. Abu Jahl. Allah accepted the dua in favor of Umar bin Al-Khattab (RA).

Khadijah RadiAllahu Anha was the first person and the first woman to take shahada and accept Mohammad Sallallahu alaihi Wa Sallam as the Prophet and Messenger of Allah,

and Abu Bakar AsSiddique RA was the first man who accepted Islam

and Ali Bin Abi Talib was the first child to accept Islam.

Summayyah RadiAllahu Anha mother of Ammar RadiAllahu Anhu and wife of Yasir RadiAllahu anhu was the first to meet martyrdom for the cause of Islam. She was killed by Abu Jahl the enemy of Islam.

Two of the Ummahatul Mu'mineen (Mothers of the Ummah), (RasoolAllah Sallallahu Wa Sallam' s wives) died before him, they are Khadija RadiAllahu Anha and Zainab Bint Khuzaimah RadiAllahu Anha.

Salmaan Al-Farisi RadiAllahu Anhu was the one who suggested to RasulAllah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam about digging a trench around the city of Madina at the time of the battle of Khandakh (trench).

The 10 Sahabah who were promised Paradise during their lifetime were :

1.Abubakr Siddique,

2.Umar bin Khattab,

3.Uthman bin Affan,

4.Ali bin Abi Talib,

5.Talha Bin Ubaidullah,

6.Saeed Bin Zaid,

7.Abu Ubaidah Bin Jarrah,

8.Zubair bin Awwam,

9.Saad Bin Abi Waqqas, and

10.Abdur Rahman Bin Auf.

RadiAllahu Anhum Ajmaeen.

Abdullah Ibn Zubair (RA) was the first baby boy to be born after Hijrah. His Father was Zubair (RA) and his mother was Asma (RA). His aunt (mother's sister) was none other than Ummul Mu'mineen Aaiysha (RA) and his grand father was Abu Bakr Siddique (RA).

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أيا مركز النور فيك الإخاء (Filipino Translation of Aya Markazan Nuri Fiikal Ikha)

O dampa ng liwanag buslo ng samahan, buslo ng pag-ibig, ng kalinisan.
Ikaw ang naghuhubog ng kabataan, naging ika'y kanilang sadyang tipanan.

Ikaw ang ilaw namin sa aming daan, nagbibigay liwanag sa aming daan.
Isang araw na kapag ika'y lumisan, saan at saan ang muling tagpuan.

Biyaya ng Allah sa nagkandili't sa sinuman, nagbangon sa'yo ng walang kabayaran.
Ikaw ang tubig sa kainitan, pananatili sa iyo ay kasiyahan.

Nakakalungkot ang mga nagdaan, mga nakalipas hayu't kadaraan.
Anong bilis at di man lang naramdaman, parang kidlat sa kalawakan.

Paalam, paalam mga kasamahan, bukas darating at salubungan.
Ating ibabalik ang mga nakaraan, mga kasunduan muling susulyapan.

Here is the original Arabic lyrics (as far as I know)...

أيا مركز النور فيك الاخاء
وفيك المحبة وفيك النقاء
وفيك تجمع شمل الشباب
فصرت بحق لهم ملتقاء

وأنت لنا شمعة فى الحياة
تنير لنا دربنا مشرقا
وإن صرت يوما ولم تنتظر
فأين وأين يكون اللقاء

جزاء الله من قد رعاك ومن
أقامك لم يانو فيه ارتقاء
وأنت لنا واحة فى الهجير
تطيب لنا بشذاها البقاء

فوا حصرتا عن زماناً مضى
مضى عن قريب مضى وانقضى
ومر سريعاً كأن لم يكن
كومض أنار رحاب الفضاء

وداعاً وداعاً أيا أخوتى
غداً سوف نأتى غداً نلتقى
غداً سوف نرجع أيامنا
نجدد فيها عرى الموثقى

Be Careful of What You Plant. (May Allah grant us GOOD and FRUITFUL PLANT.)

If you plant HONESTY, you will reap TRUST.
If you plant GOODNESS, you will reap FRIENDS
If you plant HUMILITY, you will reap GREATNESS.
If you plant PERSEVERANCE, you will reap VICTORY.
If you plant CONSIDERATION, you will reap HARMONY.
If you plant HARD WORK, you will reap SUCCESS.
If you plant FORGIVENESS, you will reap RECONCILIATION.
If you plant OPENNESS, you will reap INTIMACY.
If you plant PATIENCE, you will reap IMPROVEMENTS.
If you plant FAITH, you will reap CONTENTMENT.


If you plant DISHONESTY, you will reap DISTRUST.
If you plant SELFISHNESS, you will reap LONELINESS.
If you plant pride, you will reap DESTRUCTION.
If you plant ENVY, you will reap TROUBLE.
If you plant LAZINESS, you will reap STAGNATION.
If you plant BITTERNESS, you will reap ISOLATION.
If you plant GREED, you will reap LOSS.
If you plant GOSSIP, you will reap ENEMIES.
If you plant WORRIES, you will reap WRINKLES.
If you plant SIN, you will reap GUILT.

*From the webmaster: Galing ang artikulong ito sa isa sa mga kapatid natin sa Islam. 

Leadership and Islam

Principles of Success According to the Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.)
 Effective Leadership principles of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.)
Author: Muhammad W. Khan

It is a well-known fact that the Prophet of Islam (saw) was the supremely successful man in the entire human history. But he was not just a hero, as Thomas Carlyle has called him. According to the Qur’an, he was the best example for all mankind. He has shown us the way of achieving supreme success in this world. By studying the life of the Prophet (saw), we can derive those important principles which were followed by the Prophet (S.A.W.). Indeed, the Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) was a positive thinker in the full sense of the word. All his activities were result-oriented. He completely refrained from all such steps as may prove counter-productive.

First Principle: To begin from the possible.
This principle is well explained in a saying of Aishah. She said: “Whenever the Prophet had to choose between two options, he always opted for the easier choice.” (Al-Bukhari) To choose the easiest option means to begin from the possible, and one who begins from the possible will surely reach his goal.

Second Principle: To see advantage in disadvantage.
In the early days of Mecca, there were many problems and difficulties. At that time, a guiding verse in the Qur’an was revealed. It said: “With every hardship there is ease, with every hardship there is ease.” (94:5-6).
This means that if there are some problems, there are also opportunities at the same time. And the way to success is to ignore the problems and avail the opportunities.

Third Principle: To change the place of action.
This principle is derived from the Hijrah. Hijrah was not just a migration from Mecca to Medina. It was to find a more suitable place for Islamic work, as history proved later on.

Fourth Principle: To make a friend out of an enemy.
The Prophet (S.A.W.) of Islam was repeatedly subjected to practices of antagonism by the unbelievers. At that time the Qur’an enjoined upon him the return of good for evil. And then, as the Qur’an added, “You will see your direst enemy has become your closest friend” (41:34). It means that a good deed in return of a bad deed has a conquering effect over your enemies. And the life of the Prophet(saw) is a historical proof of this principle.

Fifth Principle: To turn minus into plus.
After the Battle of Badr, about 70 of the unbelievers were taken as the prisoners of war. They were educated people. The Prophet (S.A.W.) announced that if any one of them would teach ten Muslim children how to read and write he would be freed. This was the first school in the history of Islam in which all of the students were Muslims, and all of the teachers were from the enemy rank. Here I shall quote a British orientalist who remarked about the Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.): He faced adversity with the determination to writing success out of failure.

Sixth Principle: The power of peace is stronger than the power of violence.
When Mecca was conquered, all of the Prophet’s (S.A.W.) direst opponents were brought before him. They were war criminals, in every sense of the word. But the Prophet (saw) did not order to kill them. He simply said: “Go, you are free.” The result of this kind behavior was miraculous. They immediately accepted Islam.

Seventh Principle: Not to be a dichotomous thinker.
In the famous Ghazwa of Muta, Khalid bin Walid decided to withdraw Muslim forces from the battlefield because he discovered that the enemy was unproportionately outnumbered. When they reached Medina, some of the Muslims received them by the word “O Furrar (O deserters!)” The Prophet (S.A.W.) said “No. They are Kurrar
(men of advancement).” Those Medinan people were thinking dichotomously, either fighting or retreating. The Prophet (S.A.W.) said no. There is also a third option, and that is to avoid war and find a time to strengthen yourself. Now history tells us that the Muslims, after three years of preparation, advanced again towards the Roman border and this time they won a resounding victory.

Eighth Principle: To bring the battle in one’s own favorable field.
This principle is derived from the Ghazwa of Hudaibiyya. At that time, the unbelievers were determined to engage Muslims in fighting, because obviously they were in an advantageous position. But the Prophet (S.A.W.), by accepting their conditions unilaterally, entered into a pact. It was a ten-year peace treaty. Until then, the meeting ground between Muslims and non- Muslims had been on the battlefield. Now the area of conflict became that of ideological debate. Within two years, Islam emerged as victorious because of the simple reason of its ideological superiority.

Ninth Principle: Gradualism instead of radicalism.
This principle is well-established by a hadith of Al-Bukhari. Aishah says that the first verses of the Qur’an were related mostly to heaven and hell. And then after a long time when the people’s hearts had softened, the specific commands to desist from adultery and drinking were revealed in the Qur’an. This is a clear proof that for social changes, Islam advocates the evolutionary method, rather than the revolutionary method.

Tenth Principle: To be pragmatic in controversial matters.
During the writing of Hudaibiyyah treaty, the Prophet (S.A.W.) dictated these words: “This is from Muhammad, the Messenger of God.” The Qurayshi delegate raised objections over these words. The Prophet (S.A.W.) promptly changed the word and ordered to write simply Muhammad, son of Abdullah.

These were the principles through which the Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) gained that success which has been recognized by historians as the true success.

Paano nagiging malaking kasalanan ang maliliit na kasalanan?

Mga kapatid sa Islam, mahalagang malaman natin ang tungkol sa bagay na ito at hindi dapat ipagwalang-bahala. Sana po’y makabigay sa atin ito ng karagdagang kaalaman tungkol sa Islam. Narito ang mga maaaring maging dahilan na ang maliit na kasalanan ay maging malaking kasalanan.

Una, ay ang palagiang pagsasagawa nito at pagpupumilit. Halimbawa’y may isang lalake na tumitingin sa mga babae. Sa madalas niyang pagsasagawa nito ay unti-unting lumalaki ang kanyang kasalanan. Ating pakatatandaan na walang maliit na kasalanan kung palagian itong ginagawa.

Pangalawa, kapag minamaliit mo ang paggawa ng kasalanan. Nagiging dahilan din ito na lumalaki ito. Kapag halimbawang may pinagbawalan na itigil na niya ang ginagawa niyang iyon tapos ang sinabi niya sa iyo ay, “Okey lang naman ito, kaunting kasalanan lang naman ito.”

Pangatlo, pagiging masaya sa paggawa ng kasalanan, kahit na hindi ikaw ang gumawa nito. Kung minsan may makikita kang gumawa ng kasalanan at masaya pa siya sa gawain niyang ito. Madalas sa mga estudyanteng nangongopya sa pagsusulit nangyayari ito. Masaya siya dahil nakapangopya siya at hindi siya nahuli ng kanyang guro. O kaya’y sa ibang sitwasyon tulad ng maliit na pagsisinungaling kung minsan at masaya siya dahil nakalusot siya. Halimbawa rin ay nakakita siya ng pokpok at nagging kawili-wili sa kanya ito, dahil naging masaya ka rito imbes na maging malungkot at isipin na mali ang ginagawa ng babaeng yaon, ito ay maituturing na malaking kasalanan. Sabi ng Allah sa banal na Qur-an:

(إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يُحِبُّونَ أَنْ تَشِيعَ الْفَاحِشَةُ فِي الَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَة) سورة النور:19

Sinuman ang maibigan niya na kumalat ang kasamaan sa mga mananampalataya ay makatatanggap ng matinding parusa sa mundo at sa kabilang buhay.
Mag-ingat! Ang pagiging masaya sa paggawa ng kasalanan ay mas malaking kasalanan kaysa doon mismo sa kasalanang ginawa. Sana maintindihan natin ang pahayag na ito.

Pang-apat, kapag ito ay isinasagawa ng hayagan o di kaya’y ikinukuwento ito sa iba. Halimbawa’y gumawa ka ng kasalanan sa gabi at tinakpan ng Allah para sa iyo ang kasalanan mong ito pero ipinagkakalat mo ang kasalanang ito at kung minsa’y ipinagmamalaki pa sa iba. Sabin g Rasulullah S.A.W.:

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ( كل أمتي معافى إلا المجاهرون)

Lahat ng aking ummah ay patatawarin maliban sa mga nagpapahayag ng kanilang mga kasalanan.”

At panglima, kapag ang gumawa ng kasalanan ay isang huwaran na ginagaya ng mga tao ang gawain niya. Halimbawa’y ang isang pantas sa Islam, o isang imam, o di kaya ay lider. Kapag sila ang gumawa ng kasalanan ay iisipin ng mga tao na tama ang kanilang ginagawa at dahil dito gagayahin nila ito. Katulad na lamang ng pagsisigarilyo, kung ang isang alim ay magsigarilyo, aakalain ng mga nakakakita sa kanya na hindi haram ang pagsisigarilyo, kaya’t siya ay tutularan ng iba. At lahat ng kasalanan ng mga gumaya sa kanyang pagsisigarilyo ay kasalanan din niya at maipapatong sa kanya dahil siya ang naging dahilan nito. Sabi ng Propeta Muhammad S.A.W.:

قال رسمل الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: (من سنّ في الإسلام سنة سيئة كان عليه وزرها ووزر من عمل بها من بعده من غير أن ينقص من أوزارهم شيء) رواه مسلم.

Sinuman ang magsimula ng masamang gawain ay mapapasakanya ang kasalanan nito at kasalanan ng (lahat ng) sinumang gumawa nito pagkatapos niya, ng walang anumang mababawas na kahit katiting sa kasalanan nila.”

Nawa’y napulutan natin ito ng aral.

Mga Paraan Upang Dumami ang Biyaya Mula sa Allah

1. Madalas na paghingi ng kapatawaran sa Allah.
Sabi ng Allah sa Banal na Qur-an:
(فَقُلْتُ اسْتَغْفِرُوا رَبَّكُمْ إِنَّهُ كَانَ غَفَّارًا *  يُرْسِلِ السَّمَاءَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِدْرَارًا * وَيُمْدِدْكُمْ بِأَمْوَالٍ وَبَنِينَ وَيَجْعَلْ لَكُمْ جَنَّاتٍ وَيَجْعَلْ لَكُمْ أَنْهَارًا)  سورة نوح 10-12
At sabi ko (Nuh): Humingi kayo ng kapatawaran sa inyong Panginoon, katotohanang Siya ay mapagpatawad. Pauulanin Niya para sa inyo ng madalas. At bibiyayaan Niya kayo ng kayamanan at mga anak, at bibiyayaan Niya kayo ng mga hardin at mga ilog.”

2. Takot sa Panginoong Allah.
(وَمَنْ يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَلْ لَهُ مَخْرَجًا * وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لاَ يَحْتَسِبُ) سورة الطلاق: 2-3
Sinuman ang matakot sa Allah ay bibigyan siya ng solusyon. At bibiyayaan siya ng hindi niya alintana.”

3. Pananalig sa Panginoong Allah.
Sabi ng Propeta Muhammad (sumakanya nawa ang kapayapaan at biyaya ng Allah):
(قَالَ الرَّسُوْلُ صَلىَّ اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : لَوْ أَنَّكُمْ تَتَوَكَّلُوْنَ عَلىَ اللهِ حَقَّ تَوَكُّلِهِ لَرَزَقَكُمْ كَمَا يَرْزُقُ الطَّيْرَ تَغْدُوْ خِمَاصًا وَتَرُوْحُ بِطَانًا)
Kung kayo lamang ay nananalig sa Allah ng tunay na pananalig ay bibiyayaan Niya kayo katulad ng pagbibigay Niya ng biyaya sa ibon na maagang umalis (upang maghanap ng makakain) at umuwi ng busog.”

4. Madalas na pagsasagawa ng Hajj at Umrah.
Sabi ng Propeta Muhammad (sumakanya nawa ang kapayapaan at biyaya ng Allah):
(قَالَ الرَّسُوْلُ صَلىَّ اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: تَابِعُوْا بَيْنَ الْحَجِّ وَالْعُمْرَةِ فَإِنَّهُمَا يَنْفِيَانِ الْفَقْــرِ وَالذُّنُوْبَ) حديث صحيح
Lagi kayong magsagawa ng Hajj at Umrah, sapagkat ito ay nag-aalis ng kahirapan at mga kasalanan.”

5. Pagiging mabuti sa mga kamag-anak.
Sabi ng Propeta Muhammad (sumakanya nawa ang kapayapaan at biyaya ng Allah):
(قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلىَّ اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : مَنْ سَرَّهُ أنْ يُبْسَطَ لَهُ فِي رِزْقِهِ وَيُنْسَأ لَهُ فِي أَثَرِهِ فََلْيَصِلْ رَحِمَهُ) حديث صحيح
Sinuman ang naisin niya na maging maluwag sa kanya ang kanyang mga biyaya at humaba ang kanyang buhay ay pakitunguhan niya ng mabuti ang kanyang mga kamag-anak.”

6. Paggastos para sa daan tungo sa Allah.
Sabi ng Allah sa Banal na Qur-an:
(وَمَا أَنْفَقْتُمْ مِنْ شَيْءٍ فَهُوَ يُخْلِفُهُ وَهُوَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ) سورة سبأ:39
Anumang gastusin ninyo ay Kanyang papalitan, at Siya ang pinakamainam na nagbibigay ng biyaya.”

Do Muslims Believe in Jesus and Mary? (ni: Khan Sharief)

The similitude of Jesus before God is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: "Be". And he was. {Holy Quran 3:59}
And behold! God will say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! Didst thou say unto men, worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of God'?" He will say: "Glory to Thee! never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, thou wouldst indeed have known it. Thou knowest what is in my heart, Thou I know not what is in Thine. For Thou knowest in full all that is hidden. {Holy Qur'an 5:116}

It is not befitting to (the majesty of) God that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, "Be", and it is. {Holy Quran 19:35}

No Muslim is a Muslim if he/she doesn't believe in Jesus (PBUH).

Jesus in the Holy Quran holds one of the highest statures amongst the Prophets. Unlike other Prophets who performed miracles, Jesus himself was a miracle, as he was born of a virgin mother, and God describes him and his mother Mary as such:
“…and We made her (Mary) and her son (Jesus) a sign for the worlds.” (Quran 21:91)
Nonetheless, in the Quran, Jesus is described as having many miracles not bestowed upon other prophets. God says:
“And We gave unto Jesus, son of Mary, clear miracles” (Quran 2:87)

The following is a brief description of the miracles performed by Jesus mentioned in the Quran:

1. In the fifth chapter of the Quran, “The Table Laden with Food” – named after this miracle of Jesus, God narrates how the disciples of Jesus requested him to ask God to send down a table laden with food, and for it to be a special day of commemoration for them in the future.
2. One of the miracles mentioned in the Quran, although not mentioned in the Bible, is that fact that Jesus, while still in the cradle, spoke out to protect his mother Mary.
3. God mentions a miracle given to none other in the Quran but Jesus, one which is quite parallel to how God himself created Adam. This miracle was one which none can argue its greatness. God mentions in the Quran that Jesus says: “I create for you out of clay the likeness of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird with God’s permission.” (Quran 3:49) This miracle is not found in the New Testament, but it is found in the non-canonical ‘Infancy Gospel of Thomas’. “When this boy, Jesus, was five years old, he was playing at the ford of a rushing stream… he then made soft clay and shaped it into twelve sparrows… but Jesus simply clapped his hands and shouted to the sparrows: “Be off, fly away, and remember me, you who are now alive!” And the sparrows took off and flew away noisily.” (Infancy Gospel of Thomas:2).
4. Similar to the New Testament, The Quran also mentions Jesus to a have healed the blind and lepers. “I also heal the blind and the leper.” (Quran 3:49).
5. The Resurrection of the Dead “…and I bring to life the dead, by the permission of God.” (Quran 3:49).
6. Jesus was given the miracle of knowing what people had just eaten, as well as what they had in store for the coming days. God says. “I inform you too of what things you eat, and what you store up in your houses. Surely in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.” (Quran 3:49).
7. A Demonstration of Truth - Similar to other prophets, Jesus performed miracles to convince skeptics of his truthfulness, not to demonstrate his divinity. The Quran says: “Surely in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.” (Quran 3:49). These miracles were performed only by the Will of God, had he not willed them to occur, they could never come to be. God explicitly states this in the Quran, saying that they were: “…by the permission of God” (Quran 3:49; 5:10). 

50 Questions and Answers About ISLAM for Easy Recitation (ni: Akh Aljohn Aaron)

Q.1 Who is your Rabb? (the Lord,the Creator etc).
A. My Rabb is Allah Who has created me and all that exists. He nourishes me and all creatures by His Bounties.

Q.2. What is your religion?
A. My religion is Islam, which is submission and obedience to the Order oF Allah and His Messenger with love, hope and fear.

Q.3. How did you know Allah?
I know Him by His signs and creation like the day and night; the sun and the moon; the heaven and the earth, and all that is there in and between them.

Q.4. Where is Allah?
A. Allah is above the heavens raised over the Throne and separated from His creatures.

Q.5. Is Allah with us (in person)?
A. Allah is settled over His Mighty Throne, but He is with us by His Knowledge, hearing ,seeing and other attributes. As He said: “Fear not verily! I am with you both hearing and seeing (V,20. :46)

Q.6. Who are the friends of Allah?
A. Those people are the friends of Allah who are pious and righteous, fear Him much abstain from all kinds of sins and perform all kinds of goods, and holdfast to the Qur`an and Sunnah.

Q. 7. How do you worship Allah?
A. I worship Allah in a manner in which all my ibadah is dedicated to Him Alone. I do not ascribe anyone with Him in worship.

Q-8. Why did Allah send Messengers?
A. Allah has sent Messengers so that they call the people to worship Him Alone, not ascribing any partner with Him, and in order that mankind should have no plea against Allah.

Q-9 What is the meaning of Islam ?
A. Islam means i.e. submission to Allah with Tawhid.

Q-10 What are the pillars of Istam?
A. 1. Testimony of Faith (There is no true God except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah )
2. To establish Salat (prayers).
3. To pay Zakat.
4. To observe Saum (fasting) in Ramadan.
5. Hajj (pilgrimage to the Sacred House) if one can afford the journey.

Q-11 What is Iman?
A. Iman (Faith) means to believe in the heart, to confess by the tongue and to act with the parts of the body.

Q-12 Can there be any variation in Iman?
A. By some words and deeds it may increase and by some words and deeds it may decrease.

Q-13 What do you mean by increase and decrease in Iman?
A- Iman (Faith) increases by obedience to Allah and good deeds while it decreases by sins and evil acts.

Q-14 What are the pillars of Iman (Faith)
A. The pillars of Iman are six i.e. to believe in:
1. Allah.
2. His Angels.
3. His Messengers.
4. His Books.
5. The Last Day.
6. Divine Preordainments good or bad.

Q-15 What is Belief in Allah?
A. The Belief in Allahi is that you should believe that Allah is the Sole Creator Sustainer Provider and the One in Whose Hand is the disposal of all affairs. Everything stands in need of Him, but He stands in need of none. He is the Only One Who is worthy of being worshipped. He has the Best Names and Perfect Attributes.

Q-16 Who are the angels?
A. The angels are creatures of light. They are Allah’s obedient slaves, they do that which they are commanded and are incapable of disobedience.

Q-17 What do you mean by Belief in the Book and the Messengers?
A. It means that Allah sent the Messengers like Moses, Jesus,Abraham. Noah etc. and sent down the books like the Torah, Injeel, Zaboor (Psalms) etc. to call the people to worship Allah Alone, associating nothing with Him. He sealed (finalized) the Messengers with Prophet Muhammed and abrogated all previous books with the Qur’an. Therefore the worship should be done according to the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet .

Q-I8 What is meant by Belief in the Last Day?
A. The Belief in the Last Day means to believe that Allah has ordained a fixed term for everything, and a term for this world. He will assuredly raise the dead from their graves and will account for everyone their deeds in this world. On that Day of Resurrection, rewards and punishments will be assigned. Every one will be justly rewarded or punished.

Q-19 What is meant by Belief Preordainment (Qadar)?
A. The Belief in Preordainment (Qadar) means to believe that everything — good or bad — happens or takes place according to what Allah has ordained for it. He has created everything in due proportion.

Q-20 What is the cleaning of “There is no God but Allah”?
A. It means there is no true deity except Allah Alone, Negating all false gods and affirming that Allah is the only true God.

Q-21 What is the meaning of ^Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah”?

A. It means total submission to him in whatever he ordered, and avoiding what he forbade and believing in all those matters he informed us about.

Q-22 What are the conditions of the testimony of Faith?
A. There are seven conditions of the testimony of Faith:
1- Knowledge whick negates ignorance.
2- Certainty which negates doubt.
3- Sincerity and purity of intent which negates Shirk.
4- Truthfulness which negates hypocrisy.
5- Love and devotion which negates disdain of Allah`s religion.
6- Submission which negates disobedince.
7- Acceptance which negates rejection or denial.

Q-23 What is the greatest thing that Allah has enjoined?
A. The greatest thing Allah has enjoined is Tauhid (Monotheism).

Q-24 What is Tauhid (Islamic Monotheism)?
A. Tauhid means declaring Allah to be the only God who deserves to be worshipped in truth and confirming all attributes with which He has qualified Himself or that are attributed to Him by His Messenger .

Q-25 What are the aspects of Tauhid?
A. There are three aspects of Tauhid:
1- Tauhid-ar-Rububiyyah.
2- Tauhid-al-Uluhiyyah.
3-Tauhid-al-Asma was-Sifat.

Q- 26 What isTauhid-ar-Rububiyyah?
A. It is declaring Allah to be One and Unique in His work, Iike creation, sustenance, bringing to life and causing death etc.

Q-27 What is Tauhid-al-Uluhiyyah?
A. It is declaring Allah as the Only God to whom all acts worship must be dedicated such salat (prayers), Zakat, Sawm(fasting), supplications vowing etc.

Q-28 What isTauhid-al-Asma was-Sifat?
A. It is an affirmation of all the Divien Names and Attributes of Allah in a manner that suits His Majesty, as mentioned in the Qur’an and the Sunnah.

Q-29 How would you describe Ibadah?
A. It is a comprehensive word comprising deeds and words that Allah loves and is pleased with whether manifested or hidden,

Q-30 What are the conditions of Ibadah?
A. There are two conditions of Ibadah:
1. Sincerity to Allah.
2. Submission to Allah’s Messenger i.e. to act according to his Sunnah.

Q-31 Write some types of Ibadah.
A. Some types of Ibadah are the prayers, the obligatory charity, fasting, the pilgrimage, fear of Allah, hope in His Mercy, Seeking His aid. and other acts of worship which Allah has commanded and enjoined.

Q-32 What is the greatest thing Allah has forbidden?
A. The greatest thing Allah has forbidden is Shirk (polytheism).

Q-33 What is polytheism?
A. It means to believe that there is one who shares Allah in His acts i.e. ascribing partners or setting up rivals to Allah in His rights.

Q-34 What are the types of polytheism?
A. There are three types of polytheism:
1. The greater polytheism (Shirk Akbar).
2. The lesser polytheism (Shirk Asghar).
3. The inconspicuous polytheism (Shirk Khafi).

Q-35 What is greater polytheism?
A. The greater polytheism is to devote any form of worship to other than Allah Allah will never forgive one who dies upon Shirk,nor accept his good deeds, and he would be cast out from the folds of Islam.

Q-36 What are the types of greater polytheism?
A. There are four types of greater polytheism:
1- The polytheism in invocation i.e. involving supplications to other than Allah.
2. The polytheism in intentions i.e. purpose and intentions not for the sake of Allah but directed towards other deities.
3, The polytheism in obedience i.e. rendering obedience to any authority against the Order of Allah.
4. The potytheism in love i.e showing love to others which is due to Allah Alone.

Q-37 What is lesser polytheism?
A. The lesser polytheism is Ar-Riya, that means the acts of worship done to gain praise or fame rather than to please Allah, this type of polytheism, however, does not cast the person committing it out of the fold of Islam.

Q-38 What is inconspicuous polytheism?
A. The inconspicuous polytheism implies being dissatisfied with the conditions ordained by Allah.

Q-39 What is the proof of the inconspicuous polytheism?
A.The proof of the above Shirk is the saying of the Prophet “The inconspicuous polytheism is more hidden among this nation than the track of a black ant over a black stone on a dark night” (Musnad Ahmad)

Q-40 What are the types of Kufr (disbelief)?
A. There are two types of Kufr :
1. The majorKufr which cast its people out of Islam,
2. The lessor cr minor Kufr which does not cast the one who commits it out of Islam. It is Kufr of ungratefulness.

Q-41 What are the types of major Kufr?
A. There are five types of major Kufr :
1. The Kufr of denial.
2. The Kufr of arrogance associated with recognition of the truth.
3. The Kufr of doubt.
4-. The Kufr of disregard,
5. The Kufr of hypocrisy.

Q-42 What are the categories of hypocrisy ?
A. There are two categories of hypocrisy:
1. Hypocrisy in Belief.
2. Hypocrisy in deeds and actions.
Q-43 What is the hypocrisy in Belief?
A. Hypocrisy in Belief is of six types:
1. Denial of the Messenger .
2. Denial of the thing with which the Messenger is sent.
3. Hating the Messenger
4.Hating the thing with which the Messenger is sent.
5. Rejoicing at the disgrace of Islam.
6. Disliking the prevalence of Islam.

Q-44 What is the hypocrisy in deeds and actions?
A. The hypocrisy in deeds and actions is of five types:
1- When he speaks, he lies.
2- When he promises., he breaks it.
3. When he is entrusted, he betrays.
4. When he disputes, he acts immorally.
5. When he makes a pact, he makes acts treacherously.

Q-45 Are good deeds accepted (by Allah) with the polytheism?
A. Never! None of the deeds are accepted when mixed with polytheism.
Allah says: ” If they had joined in worship others with Allah all that they used to do would have been of no benefit to them” (V.6: 88)
“Verily! Allah forgives not setting up partners in worship with Him, but He forgives whom He pleases sins other than that” ‘(V.4:116)

Q-46 What are the nullifiers of Islam?
A. The nullifiers of Islam are :
1. Polytheism of worship.
2. He who does not believe that the polytheists are disbelievers, or doubts their infidelity or holds their belief to be valid.
3. He who sets up intermediaries between one’s self and Allah, supplicating them, trusting them and asking them to intercede on his behalf.
4. He who believes that the guidance of others is more perfect than the Prophet .
5. He who hates anything that the Prophet was sent with.
6. He who denies the religion of the Prophet or ridicules its reward or punishment.
7. Sorcery.
8. Supporting the polytheists against the Muslims.
9. He who believes that some people are exempted from abiding by the Shari`ah as Khidr was exempted by the laws of Musa.
10. Turning away from the religion of Allah by neither learning nor applying it.

Q- 47 What are the three fundamentals that every Muslim must learn?
A. The three fundamentals are:
I, Knowing Your Rabb (the Lord, the Creator, the Sustainer, and the One in Whose Hand is the disposal of all affairs).
2. Knowing your religion (Islam).
3. Knowing your Prophet Muhammad

Q-48 What is Taghut?
A. Everything that is worshipped. or followed or obeyed other than Allah is Taghut.

Q-49 How many Taghut are there and who are their leaders?
A. They are many but their leaders are Five:

Q. 50-Who are the leaders of Taghut ?
A. They are:
1. Satan, may Allah curse him,
2. Anyone who is worshipped with his consent.
3. A person who calls the people to be worshipped instead of Allah.
4. A person who claims the knowledge of Ghaib (unseen, hidden, invisible, absent etc).
5.The ruler who rules by laws other than the law sent down by Allah.

SATAN'S MEETING "Read even if you're busy" (ni: Akh Aljohn Aaron)

Satan's works:
"We can't keep Muslims from going to Mosque."
"We can't keep them from reading their Quran and knowing the truth."
"We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with their Allah and his messenger Muhammad."
"Once they gain that connection with Allah, our power over them is broken."
"So let them go to their Mosques; let them have their covered dish dinners, BUT steal their time, so they don't have time to develop a relationship with Allah and his messenger Muhammad."
"This is what I want you to do," said the devil:
"Distract them from gaining hold of their Allah and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!"
"How shall we do this?" his demons shouted.
"Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds," he answered.
"Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow."
"Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles."
"Keep them from spending time with their children."
"As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work!"
"Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice."
"Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive." "To keep the TV, VCR, CDs and their PCs going constantly in their home and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays music constantly."
"This will jam their minds and break that union with Allah and his messenger Muhammad."
"Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers."
"Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day."
"Invade their driving moments with billboards."
"Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services and false hopes."
"Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their husbands will believe that outward beauty is what's important, and they'll become dissatisfied with their wives. "
"Keep the wives too tired to love their husbands at night."
Give them headaches too!
"If they don't give their husbands the love they need, they will begin to look elsewhere."
"That will fragment their families quickly!"
"Give them story books to distract them from teaching their children the real meaning of Salat."
"Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on Allah's creation. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies instead. "Keep them busy, busy, busy!"
"And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences. "
"Crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from Allah."
"Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause."
"It will work!" "It will work!"
It was quite a plan!
The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Muslims everywhere to get busier and more rushed, going here and there.
Having little time for their Allah or their families.
Having no time to tell others about the power of Allah and his messenger Muhammad to change lives.
I guess the question is, has the devil been successful in his schemes?
You be the judge!!!!!
Does "BUSY" mean:
Please pass this on, if you aren't too BUSY!

7 Pointers to Lift a Bad Mood (ni: Akh Ali Sarangani)

Note from the webmaster: Ang article na ito ay isinend sa akin ni Ali at dito niya nakuha.
No one can live a long and healthy life without the will to go on; sometimes mood swings can make us feel that life is too much for us.
A bad mood not only gives you a gloomy outlook, it also lowers your immune function, leading the way to illness. Here are some suggestions to lift your mood, your spirit, and your health.

1. A Laughing Matter. "Laugh Therapy," pioneered by Norman Cousins, has turned out to have real substance. Research has discovered that laughter and joy boost immune functions, especially the production of the natural killer cells that help defend the body from illness and cancer. Laughter also increases the release of endorphins - compounds that give you a sense of well-being - in your brain. Without a doubt, joyful people liver longer and healthier lives. So read your favorite comics, watch your favorite comedies, and laugh it up!

{From the webmaster: But don't laugh too much, it kills the faith in your heart. The Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. said: "La tukthirud dahk, fa inna kathratad dahk tumitul qalb." " Do not laugh too much, too much laugh kills the heart (faith)."} 

2. Amino Acid for Restored Mindset. When an imbalance or deficiency is creating a bad mood, the Europeans use supplements of a natural compound found in human cells to regulate mood and restore a healthy mindset. SAMe (S-adenosyl-L-methionine) is produced from methionine, an amino acid that plays a role in the production of uplifting neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine.
One study indicated that SAMe worked on patients who had unsuccessful results with conventional antidepressants. To get a boost from SAMe, take a supplement combining it with vitamins B6 and B12.

3. Hands-On Healing. Human touch increases the production of endorphins, growth hormone, and DHEA, all of which lengthen your life span and lower the negative impact of stress. Studies have found that patients who are regularly touched recover faster than those who are not touched. So give someone a hug and feel both of your moods improve.

4. Boost Your "Youth Hormones". You don't need pills to flood your body with a rejuvenating flood of growth hormones. Research has found that doing squats and leg presses will greatly increase your natural production of the "youth hormone". Increased growth hormone translates to an elevated mood, among other physical benefits. Keep it up with weight training, knee bends, push-ups, and rowing.

5. Take a Bracing Breath. Breathing correctly is important for dispelling the toxins and wastes from your body; in fact, it is estimated that we expel only about 30 percent of toxins in our bodies through the bowels and bladder-the rest is all respiratory. Breathing is also a great way to clear your mind, boost your energy, and improve your mood. Practice deep, slow, rhythmic, breathing daily with mind-body disciplines such as tai chi, yoga, qigong, and meditation.

6. Smell the Joy. Research has shown that smell has a definite impact on our bodies and minds. When you stimulate the olfactory nerves inside your nose, you activate the limbic system of your brain, which is associated with moods and memory. This concept is instrumental to aromatherapy, a natural health tradition that makes use of the healing powers of plants with strong scents.
Aromatherapy recommends treating depression with jasmine, eucalyptus for exhilaration, and grapefruit to increase alertness and joy. Just put a dab of the essential oils from these plants on your temples, back of your neck, or acupressure points. Another option? Boil the herb in water and inhale the steam through your nose.

7. Feel Fine with Flowers. There is a reason that flowers are the traditional get-well gesture. Colorful flowers have a powerful influence on moods; they can uplift a patient's mood and even combat stress. One study found that during a five-minute typing assignment, people sitting next to a flowering bouquet were more relaxed than those who sat near foliage-only plants.

Bakit Walang Simbahan sa Saudi Arabia kung Tolerant ang Islam? (ni: Akh Haron Guro)

1. Para sa inyo pong kaalaman, walang Christian citizen sa Saudi Arabia. Sino ang magpapatayo ng simbahan?
2. Ito ay isang patakaran ng Saudi Arabia na hindi maaaring iugnay sa Islam. May mga bansang muslim na mayroong simbahan katulad ng Oman, Yemen, Egypt, Indonesia, Syria atbp.
3.Ang Saudi Arabia ay may banal na kasaysayang bukod-tangi sa iba. Ito ay nilinis ng Huling Sugo -si propeta Muhammad PBUH- mula sa mga pagtatambal sa Allah na siyang pinakamalaking kasalanan sa Islam, magkagayon hindi ito hahayaang manumbalik muli sa alinmang sulok ng Saudi Arabia.

Wallahu a'lam. Pwede nyong dagdagan sa sarili ninyong opinion.

Bakit bawal ang Bible sa Saudi Arabia? (ni: Akh Haron Guro)

Bakit kaya bawal ipasok sa Amerika ang pirated CD? Bakit kaya bawal magpasok ng sigarilyo sa Malaysia? Katotohanan, ang bawat isa sa atin ay may sariling tahanan at sa loob ng ating mga tahanan mayroon tayong pinangangalagaang prinsipyo at moralidad. Bilang tao, likas sa atin ang maging hospitable at tolerant. Likas din naman sa atin ang mamunghi sa mga bagay na ayaw natin lalong-lalo na kapag ito ay alam nating mali. Kapag may dumating sa iyong tahanan at biglang pinag-iiba ang set up ng iyong mga kagamitan, ang kwarto ay ginawang banyo, ang banyo ay ginawang kusina, at ang kusina ay ginawang sala, hahayaan mo kaya? Hindi! Kapag may dumating sa iyong bisita na may dalang alak o di kaya ay shabu, patutuluyin mo kaya? Hindi! Ang Islam ay tolerant subalit nagtuturo ng RESPETO sa kapwa at paniniwala. Tayo bilang mga manggagawa at bisita na rin ng mga Arabo sa kanilang tahanan, irespeto natin ang kanilang tahanan at mga batas lalong-lalo na sa pananampalataya.

Ang Islam ay tolerant, pero bakit kailangang patayin ang murtad? (ni: Akh Haron Guro)

Murtad: sa wikang Ingles ay apostate o taong tumalikod sa Islam pagkatapos niya itong yakapin.

Ang bawat isa sa atin ay may hilig na laro, basketball, volleyball, surfing, swimming, soccer, marathon, atbp. Ano ba ang nag-uudyok sa atin upang sumali sa larong hilig natin? "Self-interest." Kahit na ito ay maaaring katuwaan lamang, pagpapakitang gilas, libangan upang maaliw at mang-aliw o di kaya ay upang magkamedal, magkatrophy, magkapera, atbp. Kapag sumali ka sa isang laro, tanggap mo ang mga consequences na maaaring mangyari; manalo, matalo, mabalian, masugatan, maaksidente at mamatay! Batid mo rin dapat ang mga alituntunin at patakaran ng laro. Walang sinumang maglalakas-loob na sumali sa isang laro na mangmang sa mga patakaran nito. Magkagayon, kusang-loob kang susunod sa mga alituntunin at patakaran ng laro ng walang pag-iimbot at pag-aalinlangan. kapag ikaw ay lumabag sa mga alituntunin at patakaran, maaari kang mabigyan ng warning, disqualification o habambuhay na termination.

Ang Islam ay maaaring ihambing sa bagay na ito subalit hindi ito isang laro. Sa pagyakap nito walang sinuman ang maaaring pumilit sa iyo dahil binigyan ka ng Allah ng kalayaan sa pagpili ng landas na iyong tatahakin. Ang pagyakap sa Islam ay  kusang-loob pagkatapos malaman ang katotohanan, hindi bilang katuwaan, pagpapakitang gilas, libangan, mang-aliw, magkamedal, magkatrophy o magkapera. Sa pagyakap sa Islam, buong-loob mong tinatanggap ang katotohanan at ang mga batas ng Allah. Magkagayon, kusa kang susuko at susunod sa mga batas at alituntunin ng Allah ng walang pag-iimbot o pag-aalinlangan. Ang pagtanggap sa Islam ay hindi lamang sa pananampalataya at pagsamba, bagkus ito rin ay isang panghabambuhay na COMMITMENT sa komunidad ng mga Muslim. Ang pagtalikod sa commitment na ito ay isang pagtataksil na nangangailangan ng death penalty. Ito ay isa sa mga wisdom ng Allah upang mapangalagaan ang Islam at ang komunidad ng mga Muslim laban sa panganib na maaaring maidulot ng mga mapagkunwari, mapaglaro at mapagsamantala sa Allah. Kaya sa batas ng Allah ikaw ay bibigyan ng warning o pagkakataon upang magbalik-loob sa kanya. Kung hindi, walang pumulit sa iyong tanggapin ang batas ng Allah at wala ring dahilan upang hindi ipataw sa iyo ang batas na ito. ang bagay na ito ay hindi nakakagulat dahil may basehan. Ang nakakagulat ay ang ginagawang pagpatay ng mga Kristiyano at Hindus sa Egypt at India sa taong pumapasok sa Islam sapagkat ito ay walang basehan.

Common Mistakes in Arabic Being Committed by Non-Native Speakers (Part 2)

Ito ay pangalawang bahagi (part two) ng mga karaniwang pagkakamali sa pagsasalita ng Arabic. Kaya imbes na sa number 1 ako magsisimula ay sa number 8. Dahil ung number 1-7 ay makikita nyo sa part one ng article na ito. Sana ay may matutunan tayo dito. 
8. بطّانيّة/Blanket: Wrong: Bataniiyah / Correct: Battaaniiyah. Kahit ako mismo nung una hindi ko alam ang tamang pagbanggit ng blanket o kumot sa wikang Arabic. Naririnig ko lang din.. eje...
9. قصص/Stories: Wrong: Qisas / Correct: Qasas. Karaniwan ko itong naririning kapag binabanggit ung "Qasasul Anbiya" or Stories of the Prophets. Imbes na "a" after ng "q" ay "i" ang ipinapalit.
10. خطابة/Declamation: Wrong: Khitaabah / Correct: Khataabah. Isa sa mga Ustadh namin ko nalaman na khataabah talaga ang tamang pagbasa nito. Sa tingin ko ay maraming kokontra dito o di kaya ay magugulat.. eje..
11. طاقيّة/Hood: Wrong: Taqiiyah / Correct: 'Taaqiiyah. Actually, hindi lang sa pagbasa nagkakamali ang iba dito kundi pati sa translation. Ang akala ng iba na ang meaning ng 'taaqiiyah ay "tutob" o yung sinusuot ng mga lalakeng Muslim sa ulo. Huwallahu a'lam.
12. ما اسمك/What is your name?: Wrong: Maa ismuka? / Correct: Masmuka? Karaniwan na rin rin kahit sa mga madrasah. Lalo na ung hindi nila natutunan ang pagkakaiba ng hamzatul wasl at hamzatul qat'.
13. أبو بكر/Abu Bakr: Wrong: Abu Bakar / Correct: Abu Bakr. Ewan ko kung Maranao lang nagkakamali dito pero anu't anu pa man ay mali pa rin kung Abu Bakar ang pagbasa. Dapat talaga ay Abu Bakr. Mahalaga rin ito kahit papaano dahil pangalan ito ng pinakadakilang tao pagkatapos ng mga Propeta. 
14. خاتم/Seal: Wrong: Khaatam / Correct: Khaatim. Ang Arabic ng Seal of the Prophets ay "Khaatimun Nabiyyiin" at hindi "Khaatamun Nabiyyiin".
15. فقه/Jurisprudence: Wrong: Fiqhi / Correct: Fiqh. Hindi ko rin maintindihan paano naging fiqhi ang pagbasa dito, pero hindi naman ito ganun kalaking pagkakamali kasi kahit papaano ay hindi napapalitan ung kahulugan. Kahit nung maliit pa ako ay ganito naririnig ko pati sa aking mga Ustadh.
16. مكيف/Aircon: Wrong: Mukayyaf / Correct: Mukayyif. 
17. آل عمران/Aali Imraan: Wrong: Al-Imraan / Correct: Aali Imraan. Isa ito sa mga pangalan ng Surah sa Banal na Qur-an. Kung minsan pati mga Hafidh ay nagkakamali sa pagbasa sa pangalan ng surah na ito. At magkaiba pa naman ang kahulugan ng dalawang ito. Ang kahulugan ng Al-Imraan ay "Ang Imran" samantalang ang Aali Imraan ay "Pamilya ni Imran" kung saan ito ang tama.
Kung may comments kayo ay paki-comment na lang po owm. Shukran jazilan.

Celebrating Mawlidun Nabi is Haram

Mawlidun Nabi - kapanganakan ng Propeta Muhammad S.A.W.

Ngayong araw sa kalendaryo ng Hijrah Calendar ay Rabi'ul Awwal 7 kung saan ilang araw mula ngayon ay ang kapanganakan ng Propeta Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Ipananganak siya ng Rabi'ul Awwal 12 at hindi pinapahintulutan ng Islam ang pagdiriwang nito. Ito ay itinuturing na bid'ah, at ang lahat ng bid'ah ay haram. Gayundin ay haram ang pagdiriwang ng Isra' wal Mi'raj at Nisfu Sha'ban.

Kailangan talagang malaman ng isang Muslim na anumang bagay na idinagdag sa Islam ay hindi maaari lalo't ito'y walang batayan mula sa Qur-an at Hadith, at ito nga ay tatawaging bid'ah. Lahat ng bid'ah ay pagkaligaw at lahat ng pagkaligaw ay sa impiyerno. Hindi naman lingid sa atin na ang mga nabanggit na mga pagdiriwang sa itaas na isinasagawa ng ilang Muslim ay kailanma'y hindi isinagawa ng Rasulullah S.A.W. at ng kanyang mga Sahabah radiallahu anhum. Hindi naman natin ikinakaila ang kahalagahan ng mga araw na ito subalit hindi pa rin dapat itong ipagdiwang. Dahil kung ang pagdiriwang nito ay kalulugdan ng Panginoong Allah eh di sana'y nauna na ang Propeta at mga Sahabah nito na nagsagawa nito.

Sino naman tayo para sabihin ito'y maganda? Kung ito'y magandang gawain sana'y giawa na ng Propeta at ng kanyang mga Sahabah. Mayron bang kautusan na hindi nasabi ng Propeta Muhammad s.a.w.? At pagkatapos ay bago pa lamang matutuklasan? Ito ay imposible. Bago pa man pumanaw ang Propeta Muhammad s.a.w. ay natapos na ang kanyang misyon at nakumpleto na ang relihiyong Islam. Ang Dakilang Allah ay nagsabi sa Banal na Qur-an:

الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا
(Surah Al-Maidah:3)
"Sa araw na ito'y kinumpleto ko para sa inyo ang inyong relihiyon, at ginanap ko ang aking mga pagpapala, at aking pinili at kinalugdan ang Islam bilang inyong relihiyon."

Ang bersong ito'y ibinaba sa panahon na malapit ng pumanaw ang Propeta Muhammad s.a.w. at ito'y agpapatunay na ganap na ang relihiyon ng Allah at hindi na maaaring dagdagan. Sinuman ang gumawa ng bid'ah ay sadyang sumusuway sa ipinahayag na ito ng Dakilang Allah. Nawa'y bigyang liwanag ng Panginoong Allah ang ating mga puso tungo sa tamang landas. Amin.

Celebrating Valentine's Day is Unlawful (Haram) in Islam

Assalamu alaykum ulit sa lahat....
Malinaw na sa pamagat sa itaas ang nais na ihatid ng ating article. Kasi nga naman ay papalapit na naman ang isa sa mga selebrasyong nakagawian na ng mga hindi Muslim. Nais nating iparating sa ating mga kapatid na Muslim na nakikisabay sa selebrasyong ito na iwanan na po nila ang gawaing ito, dahil kasalanan po ito sa ating Panginoong Allah.
At syempre sasamantalahin na rin natin ang pagkakataong ito na hindi lang ito ang haram na celebration sa Islam. Narito ang ilan pa:
1. Birthday Celebration.
2. All Saints' Day, Araw ng mga Patay, or pagcecelebrate nito like 3 days, 7 days, 40 days, 100 days, 1 year at iba pang kahawig nito.
3. Christmas Day or Winter Celebration.
4. New Year at kasama na rin dito na haram ang pagcecelebrate ng Aamun Jadid  o Hijrah Calendar New Year.
5. Isama ko na rin na haram din po sa atin ang JS Prom, Seniors' Night at mga katulad nito.
Kung nais ninyo ng karagdagang kaalaman sa pagiging haram ng valentine's day celebration ay click nyo lang po ito http://www.missionislam.com/knowledge/valentinesday.htm

Sana po maitigil na ng ilan sa ating mga kapwa Muslim ang pagcecelebrate ng mga bagay na hindi kasama sa Islam. Gantimpala po ang matatanggap natin mula sa Allah sa sinumang mag-iwan ng mga masasamang gawain lalo na yung bid-'ah or innovations in Islam. I LOVE PARADISE. YA ALLAH BLESS US YOUR PARADISE. AMIN.


Sabi nga nila libre lang ang mangarap kaya lubus-lubusin mo na. Ako naniniwala ako jan ng walang pagdududa. Alhamdulillah at heto kasama sa mga pangarap ko ang magka-blog ng may pakinabang... sana.  Kasama sa mga simple kong pangarap, masyadong mababaw ata...eje. Pero may mga pangarap din akong malalaki... nakakalula...as in. May pansariling pangarap, may pampamilya, pampamayanang pangarap, at siyempre pangsambayanan at pandaigdigan.

Lahat tayo ay may pangarap. Natural lahat yun ay maganda. Lalo na sa isang Muslim na mithiing makapasok sa Paraiso at ma-meet ang Dakilang Allah, ang lumikha ng sansinukob.. amin. Pangarap na magkaroon ng world peace. Pero gusto kong sabihin dito yung aking particular na pangarap, at alam ko hindi ko kaya ng mag-isa ang mga pangarap ko. Kaya sana maimpluwensiyahan kita dito at magkatulungan tayo at humanap ka na rin ng tutulong sa atin. Ung iba naman na mahihirapan ako ay papagawa ko sa iba. Kaya ikaw na nagbabasa maaaring ikaw ang may kaya nun. Sana maimpluwensiyahan kita. At sana matupad itong mga pangarap ko at alam kong pangarap mo rin. Allahumma taqabbal minna du'aana.

1. Gusto kong magkaroon ng International  Islamic University sa Pilipinas. Kaya heto puspusan ako sa pag-aaral at pagtuturo. Kaya heto balak kong magmasteral inshaAllah and then magdoctorate, me and my wife. Sana kayo rin. Kung hindi naman international ay atleast makapagpatayo ako ng islamic college. Kung saan ang magiging mga estudyante na makakatapos ay hindi lang Arabic at Islam ang alam, kundi pati English at Computer.
2. Pangarap kong magkaroon ng matibay na Islamic Bank sa Pilipinas. Ang alam ko meron pero naghihikahos ata. Wala rin itong atm. Alam kong hindi ko ito linya. Pero may mga kakilala din akong nangangarap ng ganito. Sana tulungan sila ng Allah. At syempre ang dahilan nito ay para makaiwas sa isa sa mga pinakamalaking kasalanan sa Allah at yun ay ang riba o usury. Obligasyon ito ng lahat lalo na ng mga Muslim accountants.
3. Sana magkaroon din ng nationwidest Islamic food chain at food factory sa Pilipinas. Hindi ko alam kung meron ng ganito. Regarding DXN at iba pa Alhamdulillah maganda ung ginagawa nila. Providing halal foods to the Muslim people but the problem is the price. Mahal ung presyo, syempre imported and ung mga taxes at iba na binabayaran nila. Kaya ipinapatong un sa presyo. Sana gawa dito sa Pilipinas para mas mura. Amin. At ung food chain na tatapat sa McDo, KFC para hindi na tayo naiintriga dito sa Pilipinas kung haram ba yan o halal.
4. Sana magkaroon ng malawak at malakas na Islamic channel sa buong Pilipinas at ung mga palabas niya ay purely Islamic. Like sa ibang Islamic countries particularly in Saudi Arabia. Tapos kasing lakas ng ABS-CBN. Kasi nga masyado ng naiiba ang isip ng mga Muslim lalo na ng mga kabataan dahil sa mga nakikita nilang hindi magaganda sa t.v. Sa mga Muslim electronic communication engineers atbp.  po itong panawagan ko.
5. Sana magkaroon din ng matibay na Islamic pawnshop dito sa Pilipinas.
6. Sana mablock na ung mga website na may mga explicit content dito sa Pilipinas. Kakayanin ko kaya ito. Syempre hindi, kailangan may mga kasama na iisa ang layunin. Like sa Saudi, kontrolado nila ang internet dun.
7. Sana rin maipatupad na ang Shariah, kahit dito lang sa ARMM. Mahalaga ito sa bawat Muslim. Huwag po kayong matakot sa pagpapatupad ng Shariah Islamiyah. May mga Muslim kasi na natatakot dito kasi putol-kamay daw at pugot-ulo. Bakit ka naman matatakot kung wala kang ginagawang masama? Ang matakot ay ung may ginagawang masapara matigilan na niya. At isa pa hindi lang naman dito umiikot ang Shariah. Wala pa ito sa 10 percent ng kabuuan ng Shariah Islamiyah.
8. At pangwalo, sana matupad lahat itong mga pangarap ko. Kaya naman mga kabataang Muslim, gising! gising! gising! Ya Allah tulungan mo po kami. Gawin mo po kaming mapaglingkod at maging matagumpay dito sa mundo at sa kabilang buhay. Amin.
Marami pa akong pangarap maliban dito. Kaya naman nananawagan ako sa mga mayayamang Muslim dito at sa labas ng bansa na mag-invest dito sa Mindanao. Lahat para sa kabutihan. Ikaw anong pangarap mo? Share mo naman.