Issue 1, Vol 9. Dhul Hijjah & Muharram 1423 H / February & March 2002
 
Cover Story:
Pedophilia of the Church
Local Affairs:
US-Australia Relations put Australia's security at risk

Australians shooting for Israel
Political Affairs :
Al-Aqsa Intifada: Between Jewish Losses and Arafatian Conspiracy

US War on Islam (Episode Two)
Our Youth:
Time: The Currency of Life
Ramadan Special :
What every Muslim needs to know about Ramadan
Qur'anic Guidance :
Surat al-Massad
Hadith:
Invincible: The Amazing Case of the Believer
Contribution:
Surat Al-Kafiroon
Garden of the Pious:
Media:
Islamicity.com

Hateful Voice of the Daily Telegraph
 
Guidance of the Prophet
Enjoining Right and Forbidding Wrong
Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w.) said, “Let not any one of you belittle himself.” They said: O Messenger of Allah, how can any one of us belittle himself? He said: “He finds a matter concerning Allah about which he should say something, and he does not say it, so Allah (s.w.t.) says to him on the Day of Resurrection: What prevented you from saying something about such-and-such and such-and-such? He says: It was out of fear of people. Then He says: Rather it is I whom you should more properly fear.” [A sound Hadith reported by Ibn Majah]
Constant Awareness of Being ‘Prepared’

It is a duty upon every sane person to be prepared for his departure from this world. This is because one does not know when he will be served by his Lord’s commands (to take away his soul), nor does he know how long it is going to be before he will be summoned (for the Day of Judgment).

I have seen so many people enchanted by their youth. They have forgotten that their peers no longer exist, yet they are preoccupied with prolonged hopes to stay alive.

A person in the process of acquiring knowledge may tell himself; ‘I will acquire knowledge today and will adopt it the following day.’ Such postponement may leave him in his deviation whilst giving himself a break for the day! Delaying his readiness to achieve repentance, whilst exposing himself to be indulged in sins, such as backbiting or listening to such backbiting, or getting involved in a Shubhah (doubtful) matters.

He hopes to cancel it out (i.e. the bad deed/s) through his would be observance, the following day, forgetting that death may be sudden.

The wise one is he who values each and every moment of his life, observing one’s due duties. Then, if death was to come suddenly, one would be ready. If on the other hand, however, one is granted his wish (in his life being prolonged) that would mean the increasing of one’s scale of good deeds. Imam Ibn ul Jawzee

Al-Ma’moun and the Imposter

During the Khilafah of Al-Ma’moon, a man professed prophethood, and claimed to be the Prophet Ibrahim al-Khalil (the friend of Allah). Al-Ma’moon summoned him and said to him: Ibrahim al-Khalil’s miracle was that he remained intact when he was thrown into fire. So we will put you to test by throwing you in fire. The imposter said: I want an easier test. Al-Ma’moon replied: Then show us Musa’s miracle, may Allah’s peace be upon him. When he cast his stick, it turned into a living snake. The imposter said: This request is even more difficult than the first. Al- Ma’moon replied: Then show us Eesa’s (Jesus’) miracle, may Allah’s peace be upon him. He used to revive the dead with Allah’s permission. The imposter said: Halt! You finally reached something that I can do. I will hit the neck of the judge Yahya bin Aktham, and I will then revive him for you. Upon hearing this judge Yahya yelled: I am the first to believe in you! Upon hearing this, Al- Ma’moon laughed, then asked the imposter to repent from his false claim, which he did, and then rewarded him with money.

Remaining Detached from the Dunia

Umar (r.a.a.) once went to visit Abu Ubaydah. He found him lying on a piece of the sacking used to saddle camels, with a bundle for a pillow. “So you have not done as your companions did,” remarked Umar. “O Commander of the Faithful, this is enough to take me to my final resting place,” replied Abu Ubaydah (r.a.a.).

Imam Bukhari and Knowledge

Imam Al-Bukhari, may Allah have mercy on him, was a great scholar, and had very deep commitment to knowledge. Even at night time, he used to get out of bed numerous times, light the lamp, write down a thought that might have come to him, then turn off the lamp and go back to bed. Then he would wake up again and do the same. He would repeat this close to twenty times every night.

The Three Pleasures of this World

Muhammad Ibn Al-Munkadir said, “Only three pleasures of this world have remained: waking up at night for Tahajjuud (night prayer), meeting with Muslim brothers, and offering Salaah in congregation.”

Returning an Insult

It was said to Al-Fudayl bin Ghazwaan, “Such-and-such has insulted you.” “By Allah! I will spite him who has incited this man to hurt me.” Someone asked, “and who is it that incited him?” “It is Shaytaan,” he replied. Then he said: “O Allah, forgive him!”

Afghanistan Al-Muslimah

Morocco: Mass Arrests of Salafies

Yemen: Military Preparations to face the Mujahideen

Eritrea: Successful Operations for the Mujahideen

Sudan: The End of a Revolution

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