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  1. Just wondering will you upload lectures by zakir naik. Okay your blog looks like it gets a good amount of views. How d I get views for my blog. It is a blog on Islam and muslims. Thank you in advance.

    Here is the link http://islamandmuslims.wordpress.com

  2. Assalamu’Alakum Sisterz,
    this is a response to the ”colours of Islam” comment
    just wanted to say that , yes, it refers to the ‘religion of Allah” not the actual ‘color’ . lol 😀
    You will understand easier if u listen to Zain Bhikhas (Nasheed) Album : ”Colors of Islam” — its good for kidz too as well as adults! it explains it, InshaAllah….
    Shukran 🙂
    Wassalam
    UAAZ

  3. As salaam alaikum

    The concept of Unity in Islam

    Unity in Islam is based on what?

    From our belief as Muslims it is to acknowledge, accept and implement on ourselves the true purpose for which we have been created as Allah the Almighty has said;
    And I (Allâh) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone). (Adh-Dhariyat 51:56)

    So Allah (Azawajal) has given us His guidance to that which will benefit us in all aspects of our lives in order to aid us, and He Allah the Most High has done this by sending His Messengers to call us to the worshipping of Him (Allah) alone so that we may be able to attain the Tawfeeq (success) of this life and the success of the Akhirah (hereafter). And also from Allah’s justice is that He will not judge between us until a warner has been sent to us.

    “And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): “Worship Allâh (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Tâghût (all false deities, etc. i.e. do not worship Tâghût besides Allâh).” Then of them were some whom Allâh guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth”). (An-Nahl 16:36)

    Allah Exalted be He also stated;

    And We did not send any Messenger before you (O Muhammad SAW) but We inspired him (saying): Lâ ilâha illa Ana [none has the right to be worshipped but I (Allâh)], so worship Me (Alone and none else).” (Al-Anbiya 21:25)

    Indeed, We sent Nûh (Noah) to his people and he said: “O my people! Worship Allâh! You have no other Ilâh (God) but Him. (Lâ ilâha ill-Allâh: none has the right to be worshipped but Allâh). Certainly, I fear for you the torment of a Great Day!” (Al-A’raf 7:59)

    And there are several more ayaat that emphasise that follow on from this that makes the call of the Messengers known.

    We also see from these ayaat that this is starting point for giving dawah (calling to Islam). Therefore this demonstrates that unity between Muslims should first actually be firmly founded upon the Tawheed of Allah, and second in the warning against Shirk because this was the way of the Messengers of Allah (may Allah be pleased with them). In doing so we are able to uphold this Deen in a way that is pleasing to Allah and our unity with others will be in accordance with what the Prophet of Allah and his companions were upon.

    Are all muslim’s upon Tawheed?
    Unfortunately this is not the case as the use of amulets which is a form of Shirk is widespread amongst the Ummah including in Leicester. In fact there are some Muslim’s who believe that it is permissible to call upon (make dua) to the dead (saints) which is clear Shirk. These people who ascribe themselves to Al Islam may not be aware of the seriousness of these type of acts of worship that are not sanctioned by Islam and are in fact condemned, but do so in a attempt gain assistance or help in their worldy matters or in the hereafter. The proof of seriousness of Shirk is;

    Verily, Allâh forgives not that partners should be set up with him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allâh in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin. (An-Nisa 4:48)

    So it is established it from the Deen of Allah to unite with all the different groups?

    Hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman narrated; “The people used to ask Allah’s Apostle about the good but I used to ask him about the evil lest I should be overtaken by them. So I said; O Allah’s Apostle! We were living in ignorance and in an (extremely) most awful atmosphere, then Allah brought to us this good (i.e., Islam); will there be any evil after this good?” He said, “Yes.” I said; “Will there be any good after that evil?” He replied, “Yes, but it will be tainted (not pure.)” I asked; “What will be its taint?” He replied; “(There will be) some people who will guide others not according to my tradition? You will approve of some of their deeds and disapprove of some others.” I asked; “Will there be any evil after that good?” He replied; “Yes, (there will be) some people calling at the gates of the (Hell) Fire, and whoever will respond to their call, will be thrown by them into the (Hell) Fire.” I said; “O Allah s Apostle! Will you describe them to us?” He said; “They will be from our own people and will speak our language.” I said; “What do you order me to do if such a state should take place in my life?” He said; “Stick to the group of Muslims and their Imam (ruler).” I said; “If there is neither a group of Muslims nor an Imam (ruler)?” He said, “Then turn away from all those sects even if you were to bite (eat) the roots of a tree till death overtakes you while you are in that state.” Sahih Bukhari, The Book of Fitan Hadeeth No 4084.

    So it is reported that the Prophet ( ) informed us that we should remain steadfast in the face of the trials and he also informed us that there will be many different sects amongst the people. He (the Prophet) commanded us to stay away from those sects but this staying away does not mean that we do not call them, rather we should call them to Tawheed, which is the only true thing that we can unite upon. And the proof of this is the following ayat;

    Say (O Muhammad SAW): “This is my way; I invite unto Allâh (i.e. to the Oneness of Allâh – Islâmic Monotheism) with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me (also must invite others to Allâh i.e to the Oneness of Allâh – Islâmic Monotheism) with sure knowledge. And Glorified and Exalted be Allâh (above all that they associate as partners with Him).

    Also the Messenger told us that there will some who call to a path different from the Messenger of Allah.

    So when the Prophet Muhammed ( ) was asked about the evil after the good and what some people will be calling to, he the Prophet made things clear for us as this hadeeth highlights. Also from this hadeeth we see that the Messenger did not call for unity with the misguided sects rather he commanded that we should stay away from these sects.

    Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal recorded that Abdullah bin Masud said “The Messenger of Allah drew aline with his hands in the sand. (This is Allah’s path, leading straight) He then drew lines to the right and the left of that) (These are the other paths, on each path there is a devil who calls to it.) He then recited

    (And verily, this is My straight path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His path.)[6:153]”
    This He has ordained for you that you may have Taqwa.)

    Is it enough for us to say we follow the Quran and the Sunnah or is it an obligation for us to follow the Sahabah as well?

    And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows a way other than the believers’ way. We shall keep him in the path that he has chosen, and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination. (An-Nisa 4:115)

    So we see from this ayat that Allah did not just say; “Whoever contradicts the Messenger”, but He Allah also said “And follows a way other that of the Believer’s”. The believers that are being referred to here in this aayat are none other than the Sahaba (companions). The reason for this is because when this ayaat was revealed, the Sahaba were the believers at that time.

    “The Jews split into seventy one groups. The Christians split into seventy two groups. This Ummah will split into seventy three groups; all of them will be in the fire except one.” They (the Sahaabah) said, “Who are they (that saved group) O Messenger of Allah?” He, (sallAllaahu ‘alahi wasallam) said, “They are the ones who are upon the like of what I and my companions are upon.”
    [Hadeeth collected by Imaam Abu Dawood, Imaam Ibn Maajah, Imaam Ahmad, and Imaam Ad Daaramee. Graded hassan saheeh by Imaam Al Albaanee]
    Once again this shows that the saved sect (Al Firqatun Najah) follow the Quran and Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah and the way of the companions in order to saved from the threat of the fire.
    O you who believe! Obey Allâh and obey the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allâh and His Messenger (SAW), if you believe in Allâh and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination. (An-Nisa 4:59)

    Ukht Fil Islam
    Umm Summayah

    • Bismillah

      Wa allakum Salaam

      Alhamdulilah this is a good reminder for all, The evidence is clear. Quran and authentic Sunnah. We should not be divided but to be united, and this is the aim of Sisters4Islam to bring the Muslim Ummah together, we have become so divided, to the point that if we see any kind of difference we don’t want to stand next to each other when making salah.. Abu Shahadah a brother who lives in Canada, he specialises in giving dawa to the youth. Like ourselves he has formed a similar organisation called ‘Strictly Sunnah’ – he has taken an interest in our website and shown encouragement in our aim to unit – he has asked us to post his video lecture on our site – United We Stand – please go and listen and be reminded why we should not be divided but be united.

  4. Bismillah

    Mashallah

    I totally agree with what you have said especially when it comes to manners,
    It’s the best way to give dawa and one of the reasons why I accepted Islam, was the good manners and hospitality shown to me by the Muslim sisters. But it is so true I have also seen a side which is not so good, Inshallah you have raised a good point and sisters4islam will be reminding ourselves how important manners are when it comes to giving dawa.
    In the Quran 2:138 Allah says Our Sibgah is the Sibghah of Allah and which Sibghah can be better than Allah’s? And we are his worshippers. Here Sibgah meaning the colour of Allah, the deen/religion of Islam the colour of Allah. When a person enters into the fold of Islam his entire personality changes his way of dealing with others changes, he has a different identity, the deen is now his identity and when a person sees him they see the colour of Allah that he is a Muslim. When a person has the colour of Allah it is attached to him and he is practising inwardly and outwardly. Allah wants us all to wear his colour. Inshallah we shall all endeavour to wear Allah’s colour and this should show in our manners, we should always be on our best behaivour when wearing the colour of Allah. Islam.
    Inshallah we are going to run a theme on Manners on this website so if you have any input please send in your articles or input around manners, as a reminder for all

    • Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu,

      My dear sister may Allah have mercy on you, the word sibgah in this ayah (2:138) does not mean colour. Though literally it means colour the scholars of tafseer from the salaf all said that it refers to the religion of Allah. Just as the traces of colour are apparent on a garment, the traces of a persons religion becomes apparent in their appearance and behaviour. Perhaps you meant this, but it is better to avoid phrases such as “colour of Allah” and “Allah wants us all to wear his colour” because that is not what Allah intended by the word sibgah. Please refer to the books of tafseer such as tafseer at-Tabari, Ibn Kathir and Baghawi for more information.

      Wallahu ta3aala 3alem.

      • Bismillah

        Wa allakum Salaam Wa Rahmultalhi Wa Barakahutu

        Jazakallah for your comments sister. Yes this was what was meant when we were referring to Colour of Allah – the traces of a persons religion becomes apparent in their appearance and behaviour. Thank you for this information

        Salaam

      • Asalaam alaikum wa rahmatullah,

        Barakhallahu feekuna

        It is important to note here that we ought to be careful in that we should only attribute or describe anything to or about Allah that He has attributed to Himself or described or referred to Himself as. So Allah is as He has informed us, but it is necessary to obtain the correct meanings. Although the linguistic meaning of Sibghah does mean colour, Ad-Dahhak said that Ibn `Abbas commented, (As Sibghah in this ayah means) “The religion of Allah.” This Tafsir was also reported of Mujahid, Abu Al-`Aliyah, `Ikrimah, Ibrahim, Al-Hasan, Qatadah, Ad-Dahhak, `Abdullah bin Kathir, `Atiyah Al-`Awfi, Ar-Rabi` bin Anas, As-Suddi and other scholars. Tafsir ibn Kathir.

        Below is also a useful audio file link by Dr As Saleh Saleh of the explanation and points of benefit contained in this ayah Al Baqarah 2:138. which begins after about 24 mins into the audio.

        http://understand-islam.net/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=102&Itemid=81

        Umm Summayah

  5. The Best way to do dacwa is to have knowledge with sincere intention to please Allah and to fulfil the obligations. This is the way good manners can be developed and good deeds can be done. With the good manners you can invite people to the right path. This the way the prophet of Allah (salla Allahu alyhi waslam) did dacwa, people trusted him, loved him for his generosity and did not feel animosity or fear any insult what so ever from him.

    It bothers me when I hear some non – Muslims say they don’t really know about Islam because Some Muslims have been treating them harshly( by doing this you are actually preventing them getting to know about Islam) and they did not feel welcome.
    Some one has told me this personally and other sad story I have read on the internet.
    The story on the internet really made me cry. The person speaking has just accepted Islam and the words that made me cry were: Why would I bother doing dacwa to my non –Muslim friends when they have better principles than Muslims.
    I hope that Sisters4Islam is going to be a recognised Organisation that puts up a good example
    by promoting good behaviour. We can show the truth by showing good manners.

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