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Islam will return, and the victorious group
October 14, 2010 – 3:56 pm | No Comment
Islam will return, and the victorious group

بَدَأَ الإِسْلاَمُ غَرِيبًا وَسَيَعُودُ كَمَا بَدَأَ غَرِيبًا فَطُوبَى لِلْغُرَبَاءِ
Islam began strange (emerged from within a society completely different to it) and will return as is began – strange – so toobaa (a type of tree …

Without the collective readiness to sacrifice, the Ummah will be humiliated
October 7, 2010 – 10:42 am | No Comment
Without the collective readiness to sacrifice, the Ummah will be humiliated

Hadith 62
يُوشِكُ أَنْ تَدَاعَى عَلَيْكُمْ الْأُمَمُ مِنْ كُلِّ أُفُقٍ كَمَا تَدَاعَى الْأَكَلَةُ عَلَى قَصْعَتِهَا قَالَ قُلْنَا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَمِنْ قِلَّةٍ بِنَا يَوْمَئِذٍ قَالَ أَنْتُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ كَثِيرٌ وَلَكِنْ تَكُونُونَ غُثَاءً كَغُثَاءِ السَّيْلِ يَنْتَزِعُ الْمَهَابَةَ مِنْ …

Patience and Sacrifice are Reasons for Victory
July 5, 2010 – 12:13 pm | No Comment
Patience and Sacrifice are Reasons for Victory

Hadith 61
شَكَوْنَا إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- وَهُوَ مُتَوَسِّدٌ بُرْدَةً لَهُ فِى ظِلِّ الْكَعْبَةِ فَقُلْنَا أَلاَ تَدْعُو اللَّهَ لَنَا أَلاَ تَسْتَنْصِرُ اللَّهَ لَنَا؟ قَالَ فَجَلَسَ مُحْمَارًّا وَجْهُهُ ثُمَّ قَالَ  وَاللَّهِ إِنَّ مَنْ …

Neglect of Da’wa and Jihad is the cause of humiliation
June 28, 2010 – 10:32 am | No Comment
Neglect of Da’wa and Jihad is the cause of humiliation

Hadith 60
إِذَا ضَنَّ النَّاسُ بِالدِّينَارِ وَالدِّرْهَمِ وَتَبَايَعُوا بِالْعَيْنِ وَاتَّبَعُوا أَذْنَابَ الْبَقَرِ وَتَرَكُوا الْجِهَادَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ بِهِمْ بَلَاءً فَلَمْ يَرْفَعْهُ عَنْهُمْ حَتَّى يُرَاجِعُوا دِينَهُمْ
If people withhold (hoard) dinars and dirham and trade according …

No Du’a answered and no Victory from Allah unless the people account according to Islam
June 22, 2010 – 11:52 am | No Comment
No Du’a answered and no Victory from Allah unless the people account according to Islam

Hadith 58
يا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يَقُولُ مُرُوا بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَانْهَوْا عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ مَنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ تَدْعُونِى فَلاَ أُجِيبَكُمْ وَتَسْأَلُونِى فَلاَ أُعْطِيَكُمْ وَتَسْتَنْصِرُونِى فَلاَ أَنْصُرَكُمْ
O people, Truly Allah says enjoin the good and forbid …

Seeking the Acceptance of the People by displeasing Allah results in humiliation in this life and the next
June 10, 2010 – 8:08 pm | One Comment
Seeking the Acceptance of the People by displeasing Allah results in humiliation in this life and the next

Hadith 57
مَنِ الْتَمَسَ رِضَا اللهِ بِسَخَطِ النَّاسِ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ وَ أَرْضَى النَّاسَ عَنْهُ وَ مَنِ الْتَمَسَ رِضَى النَّاسِ بِسَخَطِ اللهِ سَخَطَ اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ أَسْخَطَ عَلَيْهِ النَّاسَ

Whoever sought the pleasure of Allah though …

Neglect of accounting results in the worst rulers and the harshest enemies, and the rejection of du’a
May 14, 2010 – 10:03 am | One Comment
Neglect of accounting results in the worst rulers and the harshest enemies, and the rejection of du’a

Hadith 56
وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ لَا تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّي يَبْعَثَ اللهُ أُمَرَاءَ كَذَبَةً وَ وُزَرَاءَ فَجَرَةً وَ أَعْوَاناً خَوَنَةً وَ عُرَفَاءَ ظَلَمَةً وَ قُرَّاءً فَسَقَةً سِيمَاهُمْ سِيمَا الرُّهْبَانِ وَ قُلُوبُهُمْ أَنْتَنُ مِنْ الجِيَفِ أَهْوَاؤُهُمْ مُخْتَلِفَةٌ فَيُتِيحُ …

Not preventing the oppressors is a cause for collective punishment from Allah
May 7, 2010 – 4:52 pm | No Comment
Not preventing the oppressors is a cause for collective punishment from Allah

Hadith 55
إِنَّ النَّاسَ إِذَا رَأَوُا الظَّالِمَ فَلَمْ يَأْخُذُوا عَلَى يَدَيْهِ أَوْشَكَ أَنْ يَعُمَّهُمُ اللَّهُ بِعِقَابٍ
If the people witness an oppressor and they do not take him by his hands (to prevent him) then they are …

Accounting the Ruler
April 25, 2010 – 11:06 am | No Comment
Accounting the Ruler

Hadith 53
أَفْضَلُ الْجِهَادِ كَلِمَةُ عَدْلٍ عِنْدَ سُلْطَانٍ جَائِرٍ
The best Jihad is the word of Justice in front of the oppressive Sultan
(Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, ibn Maja)
Hadith 54
سَيِّدُ الشُّهَدَاءِ حَمْزَةُ بْنُ عَبْدِ المُطَّلِبِ وَ رَجُلٌ قَامَ إِلَى …

Society has a collective responsibility to prevent wrongdoing
April 20, 2010 – 4:07 pm | No Comment
Society has a collective responsibility to prevent wrongdoing

Hadith 52
مَثَلُ المُدْهِنِ فِي حُدُودِ اللهِ وَ الوَاقِعِ فِيهَا مَثَلُ قَوْمٍ اسْتَهَمُوا سَفِينَةً فَصَارَ بَعْضُهُمْ فِي أَسْفَلِهَا وَ صَارَ بَعْضُهُمْ فِي أَعْلَاهَا فَكَانَ الَّذِي فِي أَسْفَلِهَا يَمُرُّونَ بِالمَاءِ عَلَى الَّذِينَ فِي أَعْلَاهَا فَتَأَذَّوْا بِهِ فَأَخَذَ …

The tongue must be used to speak the truth if the hand cannot enforce it
April 16, 2010 – 5:22 pm | No Comment
The tongue must be used to speak the truth if the hand cannot enforce it

Hadith 51
مَنْ رَأَى مِنْكُمْ مُنْكَرًا فَلْيُغَيِّرْهُ بِيَدِهِ فَإِنْ لَمْ يَسْتَطِعْ فَبِلِسَانِهِ فَإِنْ لَمْ يَسْتَطِعْ فَبِقَلْبِهِ وَذَلِكَ أَضْعَفُ الإِيمَانِ
Whoever from amongst you sees an evil should change it by his hand, if he is unable to …

Better to die alone than co-operate with corruption
April 9, 2010 – 8:58 pm | No Comment

Hadith 50
كَانَ النَّاسُ يَسْأَلُونَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- عَنِ الْخَيْرِ وَكُنْتُ أَسْأَلُهُ عَنِ الشَّرِّ مَخَافَةَ أَنْ يُدْرِكَنِى فَقُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنَّا كُنَّا فِى جَاهِلِيَّةٍ وَشَرٍّ فَجَاءَنَا اللَّهُ بِهَذَا الْخَيْرِ فَهَلْ بَعْدَ هَذَا …

Prohibition of Torture
April 7, 2010 – 8:15 pm | No Comment

Hadith 49
إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُعَذِّبُ الَّذِينَ يُعَذِّبُونَ النَّاسَ فِى الدُّنْيَا
Allah tortures those who torture the people in this life
(Muslim)

Prohibition of spying and oppressing your Muslim brother
April 2, 2010 – 12:26 am | No Comment

Hadith 48
إِيَّاكُمْ وَالظَّنَّ فَإِنَّ الظَّنَّ أَكْذَبُ الْحَدِيثِ وَلاَ تَحَسَّسُوا وَلاَ تَجَسَّسُوا وَلاَ تَنَافَسُوا وَلاَ تَحَاسَدُوا وَلاَ تَبَاغَضُوا وَلاَ تَدَابَرُوا وَكُونُوا عِبَادَ اللَّهِ إِخْوَانًا
Stay away from doubt, since doubt is the most dishonest word, and do …

Treachery
March 27, 2010 – 9:40 pm | No Comment

Hadith 47
لِكُلِّ غَادِرٍ لِوَاءٌ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ يُرْفَعُ لَهُ بِقَدْرِ غَدْرِهِ أَلاَ وَلاَ غَادِرَ أَعْظَمُ غَدْرًا مِنْ أَمِيرِ عَامَّةٍ
Every traitor will have a flag on the Day of Judgement to identify them according to the amount …

Forbiddance of being content with un-Islamic rule
March 24, 2010 – 12:30 am | No Comment

Hadith 46
سَيَكُونُ مِنْ بَعْدِي خُلَفَاءُ يَعْمَلُونَ بِمَا يَعْلَمُونَ وَ يَفْعَلُونَ مَا يُؤْمَرُونَ وَسَيَكُونُ مِنْ بَعْدِهِمْ خُلَفَاءُ يَعْمَلُونَ مَا لَا يَعْلَمُونَ وَ يَفْعَلُونَ مَا لَا يُؤْمَرُونَ فَمَنْ أَنْكَرَ بَرِئَ وَ مَنْ أَمْسَكَ سَلِمَ وَ لَكِنْ مَنْ …

The Believer is Politically Astute
March 11, 2010 – 10:33 am | No Comment

Hadith 45
لاَ يُلْدَغُ الْمُؤْمِنُ مِنْ جُحْرٍ وَاحِدٍ مَرَّتَيْنِ
A believer is not bitten from the same hole twice
(Bukhari/ Muslim)

No obedience to a leader in sin
March 6, 2010 – 2:20 am | No Comment

Hadith 43
خِيَارُ أَئِمَّتِكُمُ الَّذِينَ تُحِبُّونَهُمْ وَيُحِبُّونَكُمْ وَيُصَلُّونَ عَلَيْكُمْ وَتُصَلُّونَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَشِرَارُ أَئِمَّتِكُمُ الَّذِينَ تُبْغِضُونَهُمْ وَيُبْغِضُونَكُمْ وَتَلْعَنُونَهُمْ وَيَلْعَنُونَكُمْ قِيلَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَفَلاَ نُنَابِذُهُمْ بِالسَّيْفِ فَقَالَ لاَ مَا أَقَامُوا فِيكُمُ الصَّلاَةَ وَإِذَا رَأَيْتُمْ مِنْ وُلاَتِكُمْ شَيْئًا …

Condemnation of those who support leadership for personal gain
March 3, 2010 – 4:18 pm | 2 Comments

Hadith 42
ثَلاَثٌ لاَ يُكَلِّمُهُمُ اللَّهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَلاَ يَنْظُرُ إِلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ يُزَكِّيهِمْ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ رَجُلٌ عَلَى فَضْلِ مَاءٍ بِالْفَلاَةِ يَمْنَعُهُ مِنِ ابْنِ السَّبِيلِ وَرَجُلٌ بَايَعَ رَجُلاً بِسِلْعَةٍ بَعْدَ الْعَصْرِ فَحَلَفَ لَهُ بِاللَّهِ لأَخَذَهَا بِكَذَا …

Cronyism corrupts
February 28, 2010 – 8:49 pm | No Comment

Hadith 41
مَنْ أَتَى أَبْوَابَ السُّلْطَانِ افْتُتِنَ وَمَا ازْدَادَ عَبْدٌ مِنْ السُّلْطَانِ قُرْبًا إِلَّا ازْدَادَ مِنْ اللَّهِ بُعْدًا
Whoever comes to the gate of the Sultan will face fitna (by being corrupted) and never does a Slave …

Corrupt rulers are the biggest problem
February 24, 2010 – 9:34 pm | No Comment

Hadith 40
إِنَّمَا أَخَافُ عَلَى أُمَّتِي الْأَئِمَّةَ الْمُضِلِّينَ
The only fear I have for my Ummah are astray leaders (who will lead them astray)
(Ahmed/ Tirmidhi)
Commentary

Prohibition of factionalism, nationalism and wanton killing
February 21, 2010 – 11:27 pm | No Comment

Hadith 39
مَنْ فَارَقَ الْجَمَاعَةَ وَخَرَجَ مِنْ الطَّاعَةِ فَمَاتَ فَمِيتَتُهُ جَاهِلِيَّةٌ وَمَنْ خَرَجَ عَلَى أُمَّتِي بِسَيْفِهِ يَضْرِبُ بَرَّهَا وَفَاجِرَهَا لَا يُحَاشِي مُؤْمِنًا لِإِيمَانِهِ وَلَا يَفِي لِذِي عَهْدٍ بِعَهْدِهِ فَلَيْسَ مِنْ أُمَّتِي وَمَنْ قُتِلَ تَحْتَ رَايَةٍ عِمِّيَّةٍ …