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The Number 786 Means 786 and Nothing More

Let me clear this thing out here its important....this misunderstanding of people saying 786 means bissmillah is utterly wrong!! The numbers 7-8-6 as we see them being used today, come from Pakistan mostly but other Muslims have begun to use this term as well. They claim it represents the "Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahim". However, there is no real evidence for this from Islam or the Arabic. It could be something in Urdu, but even that was not done by earlier scholars. In fact, some of the real scholars from these areas have told us, Muslims should not do these things. When Allah or His messenger want to teach us something, they do so in the clearest way, far from puzzles and mystery numbers. All the efforts made by some Muslims to count letters and relate them to numbers are nothing but a waste of time. Sometimes they do so with good intention to show that our deen is great. Indeed our deen is great, and not in need of such erroneous approaches.

Can We Say - The Holy Quran?

Praise be to Allah. There is nothing wrong with calling the Quran holy (muqaddas), because what is meant by (the Arabic word translated here as holy) is pure. Al-Azhari (may Allah have mercy on him) said: al-Quddoos (the Holy) – which is one of the names of Allah – means the Pure, the One Who is above all faults and shortcomings. See: Lisaan al-‘Arab, Ibn Jareer (may Allah have mercy on him) said: The Arabic word taqdees, which means sanctifying (making holy), refers to purification and veneration. Hence the phrase “subbooh qudoos (glorified, holy).” What is meant by subbooh is declaring Allah to be above all faults. What is meant by quddoos is declaring His purity and venerating Him. Hence the land is called ard muqaddasah (holy land), i.e., it is pure. What is meant by the angels saying Nahnu nusabbihu bi hamdika (We glorify and praise You) is: We declare you to be above anything that the polytheists attribute to You, and we pray to You. Nuqaddisu laka (We proclaim Your

AMAZING STORY OF A BOY WHO KILLED A MAN

During the time of UMER IBN AL KHATTAB (RA) there were two men who brought in a young boy dragging into the courthouse. UMER IBN AL KHATTAB (RA) asks them what is this is going on? Why are you dragging him like this? They say this boy killed our father, UMER IBN AL KHATTAB asked him did you really killed their father? The boy replies yes I killed their father but it was by an accident. My camel, it used to tread on their property their father took a rock and aimed at the camel’s eye. I saw the camel suffering and it made me furious and aggravated so I took a rock and threw it at their father so rock hit him in the head and he died. UMER IBN AL KHATTAB (RA) asks the two brothers will you forgive this young man for this accident. They say no we want retribution. Finally, UMER IBN KHATTAB asks this killer the young boy do you have any last words, any last wishes, any last requests? He said yes my father passed away and I have a younger brother my father left some money behind for

SUGGESTIONS AS HOW TO END THE ESTRANGEMENT BETWEEN DISPUTING RELATIVES

All praise be to Allaah. Hatred and dispute among relatives is something that has to be taken seriously. Sometimes people tend to be harsh and rigid with their relatives because of reasons known or unknown. In many cases, the behavior is temporary and does not last long. It may have been caused by some particular incident that may have angered the other person but when things are back to normal their anger too is ebbed away and they are calmed down. After which people tend to go back to normal or close enough to normal. However, there are some extreme circumstances where people prefer to hold grudges, hatred or keep bad attitude towards his relatives which results in long-term estrangement. In such a case, all parties must be given time to calm down gradually until their bad feelings are reduced. At the same time, the person who has cut off ties of kinship should be reminded of the rights of his relatives, what Allaah and His Messenger say on this matter, and the stern

DECISIONS REGARDING MARRIAGE BASED ON DREAMS.

All praise be to Allah. With regard to rulings and his understanding of life and circumstances and his evaluation of the experiences he goes through, the Muslim bases all of that on the reasoning, wisdom, and measures that Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, has enjoined us to pay attention to and follow. This is what Islam teaches us; it instructs us to examine, contemplate and weigh up reason and experience, then to make our decisions after that regarding people and actions. Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “Thus Allah makes clear His Ayat (Laws) to you, in order that you may understand” [al-Baqarah 2:242]. In the religion of Islam, there is nothing that suggests that a person should rely on dreams and visions, both with regard to worldly matters and religious affairs. The knowledge from dreams is subjective and is not reliable. There is no certainty with regard to it. In fact it is the matter of doubt and it is

MARRYING SOMEONE WHO IS NOT CHASTE

All praise be to Allaah. If a young man wishes to marry then he must look for a chaste and pious woman to be his wife considering he himself has kept his faith clean of all evil. For a man, it is not permissible to marry a woman who is not chaste. She must repent before entering the wedlock. Same applies to men. A woman must not marry a man who is not careful with his aakhirah unless he has repented sincerely. If a man sees that she has repented and regrets what she did, and that she is serious about keeping away from non-mahram men and avoiding being alone with them, then it is permissible for him to marry her. Our advice for all people who are thinking of getting married must look for a righteous and chaste spouse for a righteous spouse will bring you happiness in this world and make your aakhira easy too. It is because your spouse will be the parent to your children and will be the one to guard your honor and wealth, and in that way there will be the love, compassion

RESPONDING TO GREETING OF PARROT

All praise be to Allah. Al-Fayyoomi (may Allah have mercy on him) said: The babgha (parrot) is a well-known bird. The word babgha may be masculine or feminine, and the plural is Babghawat. It looks like it is not prescribed in any narration that a person must return the greeting of a parrot which has learnt to say salam(Islamic greeting). It is because saying salam is an act of worship and a supplication which requires intention on the part of the one who said it. In case of parrot, it has no such intention on part of his greeting. It is just trained to do so. The ruling is the same as that on a tape on which the greeting is recorded and can be heard. It is a transmission of sound and does not come under the ruling on greeting when it is broadcast live, in which case returning the greeting is prescribed and is a communal obligation (fard kifayah). Al-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Sometimes the greeting may be recorde

HOW CAN A MAN KNOW IF A WOMAN WILL BE A LOVING AND FERTILE WIFE BEFORE MARRIAGE?

All praise be to Allaah. It was narrated that Ma’qil ibn Yasaar said: A man came to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said: “O Messenger of Allaah, I have found a woman who is from a good family and is beautiful, but she does not bear children; should I marry her?” He told him not to. Then he came to him a second time and said something similar and he told him not to marry her. Then he came to him a third time and said something similar and he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Marry the one who is loving and fertile, for I will be proud of your great numbers.” Narrated by Abu Dawood, 2050; al-Nasaa’i, 3227; classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani (may Allaah have mercy on him) in Adaab al-Zafaaf, p. 132. There are two ways of knowing whether a woman will be fertile: 1. By looking at her other family members i.e. her mother and sister. 2. If she was previously married then that will be known from that fact as

THE CRIME OF ZINA AND GETTING RID OF ITS EFFECTS

Praise be to Allah. Zina is one of the worst of haraam actions and is one of the greatest of major sins. Allah has issued a warning to the mushrikeen, those who kill unlawfully and those who commit zina of a double punishment on the Day of Resurrection and an eternity of punishment in which they will be humiliated because of the gravity of their crime and the abhorrence of their actions, as Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And those who invoke not any other ilaah (god) along with Allah, nor kill such person as Allah has forbidden, except for just cause, nor commit illegal sexual intercourse ___ and whoever does this shall receive the punishment. The torment will be doubled to him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will abide therein in disgrace; Except those who repent and believe (in Islamic Monotheism) …” [al-Furqaan 25:68-70]. The one who has fallen into any of these sins has to repent sincerely to Allah and follow that with sincere faith

What Are the Sins for Which People Will Be Punished in the Grave?

Praise be to Allah. There are many reasons for which people may be punished in their graves, which Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) listed and said:  Some people may wonder about the reasons for which people may be punished in their graves. This may be answered in two ways: in general and in detail. In general terms, they may be punished for their ignorance of Allah, their ignoring His commands and their disobedience towards Him. Allah does not punish any soul that acknowledged Him, loved Him, obeyed His commands and heeded His prohibitions, nor does He punish the body that was inhabited by that soul.   Punishment in the grave and in the Hereafter are due to the wrath and anger of Allah towards His slave. Whoever angers Allah in this world and does not repent, and dies like that, will be punished in al-Barzakh to a level commensurate with Allah's anger with him. As for the detailed answer: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE GRAVE AFTER DEATH?

Prophet Muhammad (may Allah's peace and blessing be upon him) says: The grave is the first part of the hereafter (the Day of Judgment). If he or she is saved from the punishment and torment of the grave then whatever is after it is going to be better and easier. He will be saved from more bigger things. If he has not saved from the torments and punishments of the grave then whatever is going to come after that is going to be worse. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam. When a person goes to the grave the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) tells us: He or she takes with them three things, one stays and two return! The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: Your family and your wealth return, what stays with you are your deeds. Your good and bad deeds because that's what's going to determine where you're going to be and what's going to happen to you in your grave. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) indicates, or tells us that the dead people visit each other in their grave. Prophet Muha

DANGER OF GOSSIPING, SLANDERING AND BACKBITING

Praise be to Allah. Gheebah (backbiting, gossip) means that a person mentions the faults of his Muslim brother in his absence, which he would not like if he heard about it, when there is no need to mention them. When I say “mentions the faults of his brother”, this excludes cases when the other person says something to praise or commend him. When I say “Muslim brother”, this excludes the kafir (non-Muslim), for there is no gheebah in the case of a kafir. When I say, “in his absence”, this excludes things said in his presence, which is not called gheebah according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions. When I say, “which he would dislike if he heard about it”, this excludes things which he would not mind. When I say, “when there is no need to mention them”, this excludes cases when there is a shar’i (legal religious) reason for doing that, such as warning against an innovator to make people aware of his bid’ah (innovation). It is essential to pay attention t

Nasa Discovered Miracle of Prophet (Pbuh) From Space

Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) says to His companions: (this subject will reach all places are the same as night and day). Which means that Islam will spread to reach all places the same as night and day reach every place on earth. Indeed, today statistics say that a religion of Islam is in every place in the world!! as these statistics say that by the year 2025. Islam will be the first religion all over the world according the number of followers. This is not an exaggerated saying with no doubt these numbers are real as these figures came from non Muslim scientists. Statistical experts confirmed that Islam is the fastest growing religion and there are Muslims in all countries all over the world but with different ratios. The Question? isn't this the same as what Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said to his companions 1400 years ago? Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) spoke very carefully about a scientific fact realized by scientist

FASTING IN THE MONTH OF RAJAB

All praise be to Allaah. One of the sacred months in Islamic calender is the month of Rajab. Allah says in glorious Quran: “Verily, the number of months with Allaah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allaah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred (i.e. the 1st, the 7th, the 11th and the 12th months of the Islamic calendar). That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein” [al-Tawbah 9:36] The sacred months are: Rajab, Dhu’l-Qa’dah, Dhu’l-Hijjah and Muharram. Al-Bukhaari (4662) and Muslim (1679) narrated from Abu Bakrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The year is twelve months, of which four are sacred: three consecutive months, Dhu’l-Qa’dah, Dhu’l-Hijjah and Muharram, and Rajab Mudar which comes between Jumaada and Sha’baan. These months are called sacred for two reasons: 1. The fighting in these months is forbidden exce

IT IS NOT PERMISSIBLE TO FORSAKE A MUSLIM FOR MORE THAN 3 DAYS.

All Praise be to Allaah. It is not permissible to forsake a Muslim, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “It is not permissible for a man to forsake his Muslim brother for more than three days, each of them turning away from the other when they meet. The better of them is the one who gives the greeting of salaam first.” (Narrated by al-Bukhari, 5727; Muslim, 2560). This applies especially if the believer is a relative, such as a brother, nephew, uncle or cousin because in such cases forsaking is an even worse sin. This applies unless a person is indulged in a sin and there is some interest to be served in favor of that person and Islam by forsaking him i.e. making him give up on his sin. In that case, there is nothing wrong with it, because this comes under the heading of removing evil. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever among you sees an evil action, let him change it with his hand [by taking action]; if he c

SHOULD A MUSLIM PARTICIPATE IN ELECTION PROCESS AND VOTE FOR A NON-MUSLIM PARTY?

All praise be to Allaah. The ruling for this matter may differ according to different circumstances in different times and place. There is no absolute ruling that covers all situations. It is the matter of what circumstances are prevailing in that place. In some cases, it can be considered wrong to vote such as when the election will have no impact on Muslims or when the outcome of voting has no benefit for Muslims. In such cases voting or not is all same. Similarly when all candidates are evil or where they all have same attitude towards Muslims then voting should not be participated into. In some cases if both the candidates are not Muslims but one among them is less hostile towards Islam and Muslims then, in that case, a muslim can vote and there is nothing wrong with that as their voting is casting away a greater evil in favor of the less evil candidate. It is the case in the interest of Islam and requires Muslims to vite so as to ward of greater evil and reduce the

Is It Permissible to Have a Favorite Soorah From Quran?

All praise be to Allaah. It is not wrong for a Muslim to single out a surah from the book of Allah for extra attention, whether that is reciting it or listening to it or learning about its meaning, virtues, rulings warnings etc. It should not however, lead a person to neglect the rest of the Quran, neglect in reciting and understanding it. The focus on one surah should be based on some special reason such as trying to develop a deeper understanding of that surah or because a person feels more motivated and moved by its contents. It should not be based on a belief in a particular virtue of that soorah for which there is no proof in sharee‘ah. In a hadeeth that was narrated and classed as hasan by at-Tirmidhi (3297), it says that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Hood, al-Waaqi‘ah, al-Mursalaat,‘Amma yatsaa’iloon [al-Naba’] and Idhaash-‘shamsu kuwwirat [al-Takweer] have made my hair turn grey.” Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh at-Tirmi

VISITING THE RUINS OF THE PEOPLE OF SHU’AYB

All praise be to Allaah. The prophet Shuayb (peace be upon him) was sent in the north western part of the Arabian peninsula which nowadays is called al-Bada and the surrounding region(the dwellings of madyad). Allah knows best if that is true but most of the scholars of this opinion. If it is true then it is not permissible to enter these places to take a look and with the sole intention to look around, because the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him), when he passed by al-Hijr – which was the dwelling place of Thamood – said: “Do not enter the dwelling places of those who wronged themselves, lest there befall you what befell them, unless you are weeping.” Then he covered his head and hastened until he left the valley. Narrated by al-Bukhaari in his Saheeh from Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him). According to another report, he said: “Do not enter upon those who are being punished unless you are weeping, lest there befell you something like what befell

RULING ON BODYBUILDING

All praise be to Allaah. The aim of the bodybuilding is to make the body strong and sound. It is a desirable and important goal according to islam. Islam encourages the well being of a person both physically and mentally. It encourages all kinds of sports and activities that strengthen the body and help in maintaining good health apart from providing relaxation and leisure. Some of the sports that are encouraged by islam include swimming, shooting, horse-riding, sword-fighting and wrestling. However it must be noted that the encouragement does not mean that a person makes these activities as the goal of his life. It encourages us to engage in them but not become obsessed with them, rather sport is considered to be a means of protecting the sacred limits of Islam and the dignity and rights of the Muslims, in the belief that strength is one of the most important means of achieving victory and prevailing in the face of challenges and warding off the threats that face Islam.

WHAT DOES ISLAM SAY ON RISKY SPORTS?

All praise be to Allaah. Just as Islam has commanded the Muslim to take care of his physical well-being, so too it forbids him to do any kind of harm to his body. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There should be no harming or reciprocating harm.” (Narrated by Ibn Maajah,Kitaab al-Ahkaam, 2332; Ahmad, 2719; Maalik, 1234). The matter of extreme or dangerous sports has been widely discussed by scholars of deen. The author of al-Durr al-Mukhtaar said: “According to the Hanafi fiqh, ‘… all kinds of dangerous sports are permitted to the one who is skilled and is most likely to be safe from harm, such as archery/shooting, or hunting snakes. Watching these sports is permitted in such cases.’” (See al-Durr al-Mukhtaar, 6/404) Some conditions for doing or watching these sports: 1. The first condition: A person must be completely proficient and skillful. This level cannot be achieved without any repeated practice and training until he is capable to do

THE BID’AH OF SALAAT AL-RAGHAA’IB

All praise be to Allaah. One of the innovations that have been introduced in the month of Rajab is Salaat al-Raghaaib . It is done on the night of first Friday in Rajab between maghrib and isha and is also preceded by fasting on the first Thursday of rajab. Salaat al-raghaa’ib was first introduced in Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem) in 480 AH. There is no report that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did it, or any of his companions, or any of the best generations or imams. This alone is sufficient to prove that it is a reprehensible innovation, and it is not a praiseworthy Sunnah. The scholars have warned against it and all other forms of Bidah and pointed out that it is innovation and misguidance. The salah is composed of 12 rakas and is offered betwen maggrib and isha on the first friday night. The other salah called as Nusf Shabaan(half way through shabaan) and is composed of 100 rakhas is also reprehensible innovation. No one should be deceived by the fa

RULING ON IMMORAL MAGAZINES

All praise be to Allaah. The evidence clearly shows that the making of pictures or images is absolutely haram and those who make them will be severely punished in the hereafter. The makers of pictures are cursed and will be in hell. Every picture that he has made will be given a soul and he will be punished by it in hell. The picture maker will be told to give life to that which he has created. The picture-maker will be told to breathe life into the images he made; they will be punished and will be told, “Give life to that which you have created!” The prohibition is multiplied if these pictures cause temptation and desire in men and women. It becomes even more evil and worse when the image shows a picture of naked women or men and women together. All that is haram. When all such things are haram how can a magazine that specifically deals with such kind of images be permissible? How can a magazine that promotes this and calls people to temptation, immorality, promiscuity