As for women past child-bearing

Ukhti Fi Eman
أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

And as for women past child-bearing who do not expect wed-lock, it is no sin on them if they discard their (outer) clothing in such a way as not to show their adornment. But to refrain (i.e. not to discard their outer clothing) is better for them. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower. (An-Nur:60)

Sa`id bin Jubayr said, “They should not make a wanton display of themselves by removing their outer garment so that their adornment maybe seen.” (Tafsir ibn Kathir)

(But to refrain is better for them) means, not removing their outer-garment, even though that is permissible for them, is better for them. (Tafsir ibn Kathir)

Knowledge is only through study

While some knowledge can be gained from reading or casually listening to lectures, the best means to gain knowledge is through qualified teachers and then setting up a systematic program of learning. Picking up a book or reading an article and trying to figure things out on our own is no substitute for learning from those who have a direct link to our living tradition (The Scholars).

A man came to Abu Darda (radi Allahu anhu) while he was in Damascus. Abu Darda asked him, “What has brought you here my brother?” He replied, “A hadith which you relate from the Prophet (salla lahu alayhi wa salaam).

” Abu Darda asked, “Have you come for some worldly need?” He replied, “No.” “You have come only to seek this hadith?” He replied, “Yes.” Abu Darda then said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah salla lahu alayhi wa salaam say:

“Whoever treads a path due to which he seeks knowledge, Allah will make him tread one of the paths towards Paradise. The angels lower their wings out of contentment for the seeker of knowledge; the inhabitants of the Heavens and the Earth, even the fish in the depths of the sea ask forgiveness for the learned man. The superiority of the scholar over the worshipper is like the virtue of the moon on the night when it is full, over all of the stars. Indeed, the scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets, and the prophets do not leave behind dinar nor dirham, but rather, they leave behind knowledge. So whoever takes it, has acquired an abundant portion”
(Abu Dawud & Tirmidhi)


Shame On You

Shame on You!
Author: Shaikh Muhammad Sa’eed Raslaan (hafithahuAllah)
Translator: Abu Yesmean Moslem Bin Usama

Oh slaves of Allah — Oh Ummah of Muhammad (SallallAllahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam):

The Qur’aan is your honor and prestige! The Qur’aan is your dunya (world)! The Qur’aan is your aakhira (afterlife)! The Glorious Qur’aan is the reason for your pride! The Glorious Qur’aan is the reason for your elevation! Oh slaves of Allah: if you put The Glorious Qur’aan behind you, you would be in a state of humiliation and poverty! …Because surely, it’s the rope of Allah!

“..And hold on to the rope of Allah, and do not separate… ” (Aali ‘Imraan: 102)

The rope of Allah is His religion, and His Qur’aan, as in the most apparent sayings of the interpreters of The Qur’aan!

Shame (on you) and how can the English language enter (upon you) so blatantly, as you have learned it from its people and those who have been born and bred upon its letters and its grammar!

Shame on you! …you learn a language or two languages from the languages of the obfuscates, and you don’t even put the effort into learning your own Arabic language, not even able to construct a single sentence so that someone who seeks to understand you can understand you, and so that the eloquent can understand your speech!

Shame on you! …shame on you for turning your back upon the reason for your pride while holding onto the reason for your misguidance!

Shame on you! …this can only be a testament to the laziness of the onlooker, and a testament to his narrow-sightedness.

Shame on you! …in that you have the book of Allah in your house, between your
hands, and (in most cases) even dust has over-stepped it!

Shame on you! …in that you only return to The Book of Allah in times
that travesty has befallen you; only when your arm is twisted behind your back!

Shame on you! …in that you only return to The Book of Allah when your become ill and incapacitated!

Shame on you! …in that you don’t reflect upon the blessing that Allah has bestowed upon you!

Shame on you! …in that you leave The Qur’aan so blatantly behind you as if you’re really mesmerized by it, and you don’t even look in it, in the day or in the night.

Shame on you! …in that your heart isn’t even effected by a short chapter from The Book of Allah!

Shame on you! …in that your tongue doesn’t pronounce the words of your Lord, (Jalla wa ‘Alaa)!

Oh Slaves of Allah: it’s obligatory upon us to obey Allah; and it’s obligatory upon us to use our intellects and to be mindful of our duties! It’s obligatory upon us to
safeguard that which benefits us, for our enemy surely won’t safeguard it for us. …and if we don’t wake up to safeguarding our honor (our deen), then it’s not safe from our enemies! …and if we don’t protect our deen, ourselves, then indeed Allah will send upon us rain of destruction from the sky, and he will replace all of us, and dispel all of us, hidden and apparent!

“And if you turn away (from Islam and the obedience of Allah), He will exchange you for some other people, and they will not be your likes.”
(Muhammad: 38)

How long will you remain lost!
How long will you remain isolated!
How long will you remain astray!
How long will you remain reclined!
How long will you remain lying down!
How long will this coma last, oh slaves of Allah! …and while the Glorious Qur’aan
calls the adhaan of the hearts, day comes and night comes, and no one answers!

And the Prophet (SallallAllahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam) complained about you to his Lord! When the Messenger (SallallAllahu ‘Alaihi wa Sallam) said,

“Yaa Rubb (oh my Lord), my people have indeed abandoned this Qur’aan!”
(Furqaan: 30)

Learn The Book of Allah, and don’t let a day pass without looking into The Glorious Qur’aan!

Shame on You!