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21 Jamada al-Awwal 1441 A.H. - February 23 2020 Issue # 8, Newsletter #1851

Hadith of the Week

Abdullah Ibn 'Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:

Whenever the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) set out on a journey, he would say by nightfall: "Ya ardu, Rabbi wa Rabbuk-illahu, a'udhu billahi min sharriki wa sharri ma fiki, wa sharri ma khuliqa fiki, wa sharri ma yadibbu 'alaiki; a'udhu billahi min sharri asadin wa aswadin, wa minal-hayyati wal-'aqrabi, wa min sakinil-baladi, wa min walidin wa ma walad [O land, my Rubb and your Rubb is Allah, I seek refuge in Him from your evils, the evils of what you contain, the evils of what has been created in you, and the evils of what walks upon you. I seek refuge in Allah from lions, black serpents, scorpions and from the inhabitants of the place, and from the parent (i.e., Satan) and his offspring who inhabit a settlement (i.e., helpers from amongst the devils)]."

Abu Dawud
Book 8, Hadith 28
 Sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]


Abingdon, Maryland
Jamaat al-Muslimeen document given to 30 Muslims.

Very nice khutba from an Egyptian brother,

Here is an outline of the 5 page document.

  1. Pen or Sword: Which is correct hadith.?

  2. Protest rally in front of Trump Tower for Gtmo prisoners. [Photo]

  3. Sis Nadrat Siddique protesting imprisonment of of Dr. Aafia, [Photo]

  4. US Muslims of Indian origin organizing protests against Modi's policies against Muslikms.
  5. Jewish settlers' atrocities in Hebron [al-Khalil].
  6. Jamaate Islami leader Liaqat Baluch's support for Shias is a blunder ignoring Syrian Muslims.

 Word Around The Net

by Br. Nazeer, Texas

Israeli bulldozer dragging dead Palestinian after he was shot by Israeli army in southern Gaza caught on video

LEAK: Secret Documents Show How China Targets Muslims for 'Re-Education' Camps

Earthquake in Turkey kills at least 9, injures many in Iran

UN warns of 'bloodbath' as Syria fighting escalates

Iran Raises Death Toll From New Virus to 8, Infections to 43

Libya's Khalifa Haftar accused of murder and torture in US lawsuit

Syrians are in a desperate race to outrun a brutal regime offensive (CNN Video about Syrian Suffering)

South Sudan rivals Salva Kiir and Riek Machar strike unity deal

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show


Just sweet talk by Erdogan in Pak parliament.

by Br. Athar [Canada]

The matter of substance for Pakistan was Kashmir issue. Instead of calling on UN to resolve it, as Pakistan wants, Erdogan said it should be resolved by direct talk, just as India wants.

He praised Rumi, a man who moved away from jihad and believed in kufr ideology of wahdatul wujood, is not going to benefit this Ummah by much. History will be the judge.

Rumi believed in kufr of wahdatul wujood n his anniversary is celebrated in American consulate hyderabad that brings lot of Muslims embedded in shirk. No one questions why America is interested in Rumi.

 Upcoming Events

Dear Brothers & Sisters,
Assalamu Alaikum.
This Sunday (February 23, 2020) at 11:00 am sharp, Dr. Abdur Rafey will speak on Haq in Light of Qur'an.

After his speech there will be Zuhr Prayer and Brunch will be given to Maktab (Quranic Study) students at Masjid Nursi.
Time: 11:00 am

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Place: Masjid Nursi, 2009 S. 19th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204,
entrance on 19th St.

Note: Jalsa is open for men and women.
Masjid Nursi's address:
2009 S. 19th St.
Entrance is on 19th St.

Note to Readers:
Every Sunday Prayer Gathering in Milwaukee


Israeli police said in a statement they 'neutralised' the man because he had 'the aim of harming them'.

A Palestinian man has been shot dead by the Israeli police when he allegedly attempted a stabbing attack outside the Old City in Jerusalem on Saturday.

According to Palestinian official news agency Wafa, witnesses said the man was shot several times and left on the ground bleeding near the Lions' Gate (also known as Bab al-Asbat) before Israeli paramedics arrived at the scene.
A video posted on social media appeared to show a man in a dark jacket and light blue jeans lying motionless on the ground, with a number of Israeli forces standing nearby.

Israeli police issued a statement saying they had called on the person to stop before "he turned around toward them with the aim of harming them".

"The police responded quickly while firing toward him, neutralizing him and preventing harm," the statement said.

Israeli medics said the security forces, while firing on the suspect, had lightly wounded a 42-year-old woman in the leg.

Israeli forces shut down the gates leading to the Old City before later reopening them.

The shooting comes amid heightened tensions after the release of US President Donald Trump's controversial Middle East plan.

There have been daily clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank since the plan was released in late January, with five Palestinians killed so far.

Islam in Western Nigeria


By Abdulkabir Oyemomi

Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi mounted the stool of his father some four years ago and has since been in center of controversies. The Telu of Iwo has been in the black book of many traditional rulers and chiefs alike on myriads of subject matters.

Iwo is one of the ancient cities of Yorubaland in the Western part of the country. All these cities are synonymous with idol worshipping being wrongly referred to culture- all traditional rulers ( no matter the background) must follow the fetish way of observing all traditional rites which run counter with the dictates of Islam, yet they appear in mosques and accorded the respect of kingship by Imams and Alfas.

Conversely, Oba Abdulrasheed became Oluwo and declared himself as representative of Allah as against deities that all traditional rulers pay allegiance to. He ordered that all symbols of idolatry be evacuated from the palace and damned the consequences. Surprisingly, nothing happened to Oluwo.

Recently, there was what appears to be traditional conspiracy against Oluwo when the media peddled a rumor that the king punched another king under him. But it was later confirmed by BBC Yoruba that there was a mere altercation between the two of the kings. What followed this is a purported suspension by the traditional rulers in the State of Osun .

The writer advises the monarch ( Oba Abdulrasheed) to step up maturity by choosing not respond to everything and choose occasion to attend.



Answering the Sectarian Criticism of Abu Huraira, r.a., by Shias and Hadith Deniers.
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD

This beloved companion of the Prophet, pbuh, is under attack by the sectarians and others who wish to divide and weaken the Ummah by causing "doubt" and sowing hatred. Why?

Here are some reasons derived from an analytical study of the objections and investigation into the reliability and authenticity of what they have purported regarding Abu Huraira R.A.:


For the sectarians there seems to be an element of jealousy (personal and projected) that Abu Huraira, r.a., came into the Islamic struggle in its final years and equalled, if not surpassed, most companions of the Prophet, pbuh, in many ways, and in particular in the narration of the Prophet's Hadith. In examining the behavior of the companions of the Prophet (pbuh) no such competitive jealousy or negativity is apparent at all.

It is thus the base nature of the recent reviewers who have sown their petty feelings of competition in the blessed field of love and devotion that the companions had for each other and for our Prophet pbuh.

Abu Huraira, r.a., remained neutral in the conflict between Hazrat Ali and Ameer Muawiya as well as in the confrontation between Hazrat Ali and 'Ayesha Siddiqa, r.a. Like Hasan,r.a., the elder son of Ali, r.a., Abu Huraira opposed the inter-Muslim conflicts.

The sectarians claim that Hazrat Ali spoke against Abu Huraira, r.a. In reviewing the literature both historical and of the hadith and seerah there is no such evidence. There are a couple of statements which appeared long after the two had passed away which have been erroneously and without sound authenticity attributed to Ali, r.a., against Abu Huraira. On close examination these are fabrications produced much after both Ali and Abu Huraira had passed away.

In the sectarian attack distributed by Syed Jarchavi, the person named Awan claims that Abu Huraira, r.a., was "hired" by Muawiyya. This is a figment of Awan's imagination. Most modern readers would not know that during the rule of Ameer Muawiyya there was PEACE AND UNITY in the Muslim realm. Imam Hasan had made peace with Ameer Muawiyya and a spirit of cooperation existed among all segments of society. There was no question of anyone "hiring" Abu Huraira, r.a.


The anti hadith people have a desire to break the Quran from the Sunnah and ride on their whims and inclinations. The Quran warns us of such inclinations and such people who argue against the obedience of Allah and obedience of His Rasool pbuh.

The actions of the anti hadith people may also have stemmed from a desire to create something new in the Deen to give it life by its "fresh interpretation". Such self-proclaimed "scholars" have a tendency to announce something which has "shock value" just to get attention.

It is most unfortunate, because many others who are not scholars of Deen may be misled by the sensationalism that rides the wave of disrespect of the Quran and the Sunnah. This is at the heart of the problem of criticizing Abu Huraira RA.


For the anti-Hadith self-proclaimed scholars, Abu Huraira, r.a., may pose a problem because he has narrated more Hadith of the Prophet, pbuh., than any other sahabi.

Targeting him is a way to target most of the ahadiths recorded by him.

In their myopic view If Abu Huraira, r.a., could be discredited then a big chunk of Hadith could be discredited.

The anti-Hadith people are basically dishonest even in their critique of Abu Huraira and the Hadith.

Although they oppose Hadith and claim that they want the "Qur'an alone," they turn around and relate some Hadith narrations in which they claim that 'Ayesha, r.a., and Umar, r.a., looked critically at a few of Abu Huraira's narrations. So they are antihadith but they quote hadith as being authentic to back their opinions.

Those who want to get rid of the Hadith and Sunnah and proclaim their own Sunnah over the Sunnah of the Prophet pbuh are using these couple of instances of discussion on a hadith to cast suspicion on Abu Huraira r.a and the hadith he related.

The impression these anti hadith people want to perpetrate is that ALL of Abu Huraira's narrations should be suspected. This would in their eyes give them free license to pick whichever practices of our Deen that they desire and discard what they so desire.

In the final analysis the Fear of Allah has left the hearts of those who manipulate the words of Allah and His Rasool pbuh and deceive and lure others into disobedience by making evil look innocent and vice versa.

We know from the Quran that all those who deliberately mislead others because of their inclinations or other reasons will not only suffer for their own disobedience but will be responsible for the disobedience perpetrated due to their misguidance of the Quran and Sunnah.
Allah knows best.

Astighfirullahi wa Atubu Alaik!



Top Kashmiri Leader's
Appeal to Imran Khan.
Thousands including Children detained.
Rape Used as a Weapon.

Letter from Syed Ali Shah Geelani Chairman, All Parties Hurriyet Conference, (APHC).
[Via Prof. Mansur Khalid.]

In the name of Allah most gracious, most merciful
Dear Imran Khan,
Prime Minister, Islamic Republic Of Pakistan.
Assalamu Alaikum!
Allah almighty has chosen you to lead the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and we pray that Allah gives you the strength and will to fulfill this great responsibility. I am addressing you given the critical situation facing the state and people of Jammu and Kashmir. It is possible that this is my last communication to you, ill health and issues of old age may not allow me to address you again. Allah decides as He wills on our lives and deaths.

However, to address you at this juncture is not only very necessary but also a national and personal duty. The way you spoke at the UNGA against the Indian decision to illegally change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir, and in favor of the oppressed people of this region, is praiseworthy.

The struggle for the freedom of Kashmir from Indian occupation and tyranny has seen many phases right from 1947. But, since that date, the struggle of Kashmiri men, women and children for liberation has continued and remained alive. In this ceaseless struggle 1988, 2008, 2010 and 2016 remain as landmarks. It is the cumulative people's resistance that has ensured that India has been unable to crush this freedom struggle.

India's attempt to force this illegal decision on the people has seen a widespread curfew in the region. All forms of communication, including phones and internet have been cut off. Thousands of people, including children, old men, teenagers, traders, lawyers, students, doctors, the Hurriyet leadership and their relatives, have been detained and arrested and lodged in various jails in India. Hundreds of young men have been subjected to savage torture. The mass blinding of Kashmiri youth, which started in 2010, has also continued with hundreds more being injured by pellet guns in this phase of the struggle as well.

Molestation, sexual harassment and even sodomy have also continued to be used as state policy to subjugate people. Indian occupation forces are still molesting women after barging into their homes. Parents are being asked the ages of their young girls and the occupying forces are telling people that their intention is to dishonor Kashmiri Muslim women. Many people have been threatened that they will be thrown out of their homes and notices are being issued that people's houses will be taken over. It is noteworthy that the Muslims of Ladakh have also been left at the mercy of brutal Indian forces, as the people of that region are also opposing to this illegal Indian action.

Why is the Red Mosque so Important?
from Br. Sajjad, Pakistan

Many of our elders in their private meetings and in their educational institutions and teachings agree that the leader of the Red Mosque, Maulana Abdul Aziz, is crazy and that he interferes in matters that are beyond his control. What is the point of interferring in things beyond your power? And the Red Mosque in recent years has only gained the deaths of its people. Why do they think they will do better now? ... and so and so forth. And they say many other things about the Red Mosque that are not appropriate to mention here.

We say to these elders, with proper respect and seeking the safety of our life and faith, that gentlemen! our viewpoint is different! In your view, running a madrasa is a service of religion. Further, you may go ahead and make some money through your publications and you sit in your air conditioned fatwa houses and blast away with your fatwas. You aim at increasing your followers and associates. You want to travel all over the country and other countries, etc.

However, everyone is not like you. Some servants of Allah are such who differ with your way of "religious service" and differ with your overall view that such people as Maulana Abdul Aziz are crazy.

The true leaders are those who think "How will the Ummah get back its honor and credibility? How can the Ummah be awakened from its sleep? How can worship of non-Islamic power be ended?, etc"

Maulana Abdul Aziz is among such people. So it is not surprising that opportunists think that he and his supporters are crazy and speak to them with filthy words. Such a situation is bound to happen. What is surprising is that for the Islamic message, women have come into the field. Why do men not come into the field? The answer is: women up to now have NOT been under the shadow of those in power. These women who support the Red Mosque do not go around visiting the people in power, nor do they go and do sit-down strikes, nor do they listen to the speeches of the so-called "great ones" on their mobiles. Though some people think they are merely females, they have a great sense of honor which is more than what many of our young men have these days.

The influence of power robs the sense of honor. The influence of the powerful is hurtful for the sense of honor.

Notice that the areas where the people of power have less influence, the people have more inclination towards jihad. Notice this well, that planned efforts are being made to bring the influence of power into the areas where the spirit of jihad is strong in hopes of diminishing it.

There is a large number of people who are influenced by the people in power who are being groomed to serve the people in power. May Allah thwart their designs.

Save yourself and your families from the punishment of the Fire.

Your brother,
Abdul Muiz

War News

 War News

Heavy Fighting as Turkish force enter Battle Area. Mass Flight of Civilians as Russian bombing Continues.

February 17 to 23

Turkish forces captured a strategic area south of Idlib known as Jabal al-Zawiya. They were bombed by Russian jets and Assad's artillery. Assad has sent a large force to dislodge the Turks. A column of Turkish reinforcements is also on the way.

Turkish forces have also cut the Damascus-Aleppo highway, thus stalling the regime's advance.

Russian bombing of civilian facilities is continuing on a daily basis. On February 23 there were 40 Russian air strikes.

Panic stricken civilians are fleeing towards Turkey. UN reports indicate that the largest displacement of civilians has taken place, about a million people, after the current phase of Russian bombing began a month ago.

Civilian deaths and injuries are steadily increasing.

In northwestern Aleppo province, mujahideen forces have stopped attempts by Iran and other regime forces to advance.

In the north central areas of Syria, Turkish forces and their Syrian allies are clashing with Kurdish Communists {YPG] and in one area with regime forces.

In southern Deir ez Zor, ISIS fighters have raided SDF forces which are supported by the US, killing several.

In one village, a US helicopter raid, with SDF help, captured an IS fighter.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

US prosecutors end old terror case against California man
AP Feb 15, 2020
[from: Br. Mahfooz, Canada]

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — One of the nation's highest profile post-9/11 terrorism cases fully unraveled Friday, with federal prosecutors saying they won't pursue charges after a judge last year overturned the conviction of a man who had been linked to a purported al-Qaida sleeper cell in California and spent 14 years in prison.

Hamid Hayat, a cherry picker from the community of Lodi in the Central Valley agricultural heartland, was freed in August after completing more than half his sentence on charges of providing material support to terrorists and lying to FBI agents.

A federal judge in July overturned his 2006 conviction on charges of plotting an attack in the United States after attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan. The judge ruled that Hayat, who proclaimed his innocence, hadn't received a proper defense at trial.

Hayat's family and new legal team, led by the law firm of Riordan & Horgan, said in a statement that the case is "a stark example of how, in the post 9/11 era, the government's effort to protect the public from terrorism could and did in this case go terribly wrong."

Prosecutors could have appealed the judge's decision or sought a new trial, but instead filed a brief motion to dismiss the case Friday.

"We have determined that the passage of time and the interests of justice counsel against resurrecting this 15 year old case," they said in a statement.

Prosecutors noted that his conviction was overturned "based solely on the effectiveness of the lawyer of his own choosing." The U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento, along with the U.S. Department of Justice's National Security Division, reviewed the case and the evidence that would be available during a new trial before opting not to proceed, prosecutors said.

Hayat said he didn't initially believe it when attorney Dennis Riordan told him the case is over. "Honestly, it was like a dream," he said in a brief statement thanking his family, legal team and other supporters "for standing by me every step of the way."

Riordan said Hayat would not immediately comment beyond the statement.

"While we are grateful for the dismissal, the 14 years Hamid spent behind bars on charges of which he was innocent remain a grave miscarriage of justice," his family and lawyers said in their statement. "Hamid's exoneration is a cause for celebration, but the story of his case is tragedy that must not be repeated."

They noted that both the federal judge and a federal magistrate found that multiple witnesses credibly testified, years after his conviction, that Hamid could not have committed the crimes.

Both judges decided "that Hamid would not have been found guilty had the powerful evidence of his innocence that won his freedom in 2019 been presented to his jury in 2006," the attorneys and family said in their statement.

Investigators initially alleged that five men were part of an al-Qaida "sleeper cell" in Lodi.

But only Hayat, who was born in California, was convicted of terror-related crimes, while three other suspects were eventually deported without charges. Hayat's father, an ice cream truck driver, admitted to a customs violation after a jury was unable to reach a decision on whether he lied to federal agents about his son's activities.

U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. found that inexperienced defense attorney Wazhma Mojaddidi failed to find those alibi witnesses, who would have testified that Hayat never had time to receive terror training while visiting relatives and getting married in his ancestral village in Pakistan.

They said that the longest Hayat was absent from his family's ancestral village of Behboodi while visiting Pakistan with family members between 2003 and 2005 was one week. That directly contracted his purported confession to attending a training camp for three to six months.

His defense attorney also should have provided a witness to testify that what prosecutors said was an incriminating note found in Hayat's wallet was in fact a religious supplication commonly used by many Muslims, he ruled.

Bill Portanova, a defense attorney and former prosecutor not affiliated with the case, noted that prosecutors had evidence including other witness testimony and Hayat's self-incriminating statements.

"The case was legitimately brought," he said. "It's not like there was a complete absence of proof."

"This one was very high profile, so the dismissal years later attracts a lot of attention, but it doesn't reflect poorly on the government," Portanova said.

He disagreed with Basim Elkarra, executive director of the Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, who in a statement called the conviction an "egregious injustice."

"An entire community was left traumatized due to prosecution taking advantage of anti-Muslim, post-9/11 hysteria," Elkarra said

China - Pakistan Relations

 China Pakistan

How China Is Humiliating Pakistan

Pakistan sees itself as a major regional power but recent events show that Beijing considers Pakistan little more than a subordinate colony to be exploited but not heard.

Inside Pakistan, India is an obsession. Communal violence surrounding the 1947 partition of India claimed up to two million lives. India and Pakistan subsequently fought three wars: In 1965, when India retaliated for Pakistani efforts to infiltrate forces into Jammu and Kashmir, in 1971 against the backdrop of the Bangladeshi War of Independence, and again in 1999, when Indian forces pushed back against a Pakistani offensive in Kargil, along the line-of-control. As the late Princeton historian Bernard Lewis pointed out, if scholars embraced the same definition of "refugee" that the United Nations applies to Palestinians who have been displaced by Israel, then South Asia would be home to more than two hundred million refugees. Tensions remain evident across the country. In 2000, in Peshawar, a mockup of a Pakistani nuclear missile stood in the midst of a traffic circle with the slogan "I'd love to enter India" written underneath it. In the Pakistani capital of Islamabad today, giant billboard clocks mark the time since India imposed a curfew on Kashmir.

There is no shortage of anti-Indian animus within Pakistan but in recent months it has been China which has humiliated Pakistan in a manner which India never could. Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the long-time leader of the All-India Muslim League and the founding father of Pakistan, conceived the new country as a land for the Muslims. Because Pakistan based its legitimacy more on religion than on ethnicity, it really is the first Islamic state of the modern era.

Pakistanis have historically been at the forefront of advocacy and action against the oppression of Muslims, real or imagined. This is what guided Pakistan to oppose Soviet designs on Afghanistan. Pakistan is among the most anti-Israel and anti-Semitic countries on earth. The Pakistani press regularly covers the plight of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims. Pakistani charities work in Chechnya. There is no shortage of the terrorist groups Pakistan sponsors who target India and are motivated more by religion than nationalism. And, yet, when it comes to China's incarceration of more than a million Uighur Muslims—solely because they are Muslim—Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan has been silent on one hand and on the other he has both defended China's repression of its Muslims and persecuted for China the Uighurs in Pakistan.

Sister city twinning is a common diplomatic practice in order to advance tourism and ties between the world's major cities. China and Pakistan have taken this to a new level with provincial twining. Recently, Pakistan's mission in Beijing gave a draft memorandum of understanding to the Chinese foreign ministry in order to establish sister province relations between Xinjiang and Gilgit-Baltistan. Not only, therefore, is Khan cowed by Chinese pressure to the point that he must turn a blind eye to the greatest repression of Muslims in the twenty-first century but he now seeks to honor the Chinese province that is at the epicenter of Chinese anti-Muslim repression. Even if Khan is motivated by the implied threat to treat the people of the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region like China treats the Xinjiang, that does not paper over the implied endorsement of Beijing's Islamophobic leadership.

The coronavirus abandonment of Pakistani students in Wuhan further humiliates Pakistan. Almost every other country—including India—has evacuated its citizens from the coronavirus epicenter. While Imran Khan spends a great deal on himself, his foreign travel, and the military, he has left Pakistan's public health infrastructure a shamble. Khan knows that corruption and disorganization mean that medical quarantine will not work in Pakistan, which is why he seeks to keep those potentially infected abroad. China, meanwhile, cares little for the Pakistanis who remain within its territory. To be Pakistani in the age of Imran Khan means to suffer in silence at the back of the line.

Pakistan's anti-Americanism greased its turn toward China. China, meanwhile, built for Pakistan highways and a port. Pakistan allowed itself to believe that it had become the crown jewel of China's belt-and-road policy. Now, reality should set in: Rather than preserve Pakistan's independence and dignity by playing Beijing and Washington off-each other, successive Pakistani governments have fallen so far under China's grasp that Pakistan is powerless to stand up for its citizens—let alone Muslims. Pakistan sees itself as a major regional power but recent events show that Beijing considers Pakistan little more than a subordinate colony to be exploited but not heard.

Source: Michael Rubin,

Invitation to Think

 Invitation to Think

Leading Islamic Da'wa in South Africa and India.
Ahmed Deedat & now Zakir Naik.

by Hyder Shaikh [Canada]

Thank you for the information on Shiaism Vs Islam. It is enlightening. [New Trend Feb. 16]

I read that in South Africa the son of the late Ahmed Deedat has been shot and the culprit escaped.

Ahmed Deedat was the pioneer who challanged the TV Evangelist Jimi Swaggert of his times and said during his debates that Islam gave a model for Welfare State introduced in Europe and elsewhere in the world.

Now Alhamdulillah Dr. Zakir Naik the student of Ahmad Deedat is propagating the message of Islam and the Example of Muhammad SAWS.

It is also reported that in the South African Parliament a member of Parliament requested the Speaker to expel President De Klerk from parliament for causing pain and sufferings to the black majority people of South Africa.

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was
Salaam 'ala Rasulillah'
'As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu'
Be Sagacious !
Imam Sufyaan ath-Thawri (Rahimahullah) wrote in a letter of advice to one of his Brothers in Islam...
"...The most sagacious of the sagacious ones is he who enters Paradise because of a sin he perpetrated...!
he places his sin before his eye,continuing to be constantly afraid for himself on account of that sin until he departs from this world and enters Paradise ... {!}
And the most foolish of the foolish ones is he who enters the Hellfire on account of ... a single good deed he performed {!}
he places it before his eyes... constantly remembering it and hoping to be rewarded for it, and in the meanwhile, he takes his sins lightly ! and he continues to remain upon that condition until he parts from this world and enters the Hellfire {!}
My Brother , be Sagacious ! be constantly afraid for yourself on account of your past mistakes...!
since you do not know whether or not your Lord will punish you for them.
And you do not know what impact your sins will have on the remainder of your life...!
Remember, that Ibraheem (alayhi salam) despite the fact that he was the
'Khaleel ar-Rahmaan' (this was a position of high ranking with his Lord), feared for himself and asked his Lord:
"O my Lord...keep me and my sons away from worshipping idols."
(Source: Qur'an 14: A# 35)

"And Yousuf (alayhi salam) said...
"My Lord...cause me to die as a Muslim (the one submitting to Your Will), and join me with the righteous."
(Source: Qur'an, 12: A# 101)

And Moosa (alayhi salam) said:
"My Lord! For that which You have favored me I will never more be a helper for the 'Mujrimun' (criminals, disobedient to Allah, polytheists, sinners, etc)"
(Source: Qur'an, 28: A# 17)

And Shu'aib (alayhi salam) said....
"And it is not for us to return to it unless Allah, our Lord, shall will."
(Source: Qur'an 7: A # 89)

All of these Prophets of Allah feared for themselves so imagine the degree to which we should fear for ourselves...! {'Subhan Allah'}

Remember that a Muslim is a person from whose tongue and hand other Muslims are safe."
[Source: From the Biography of Imam Sufyaan ath-Thawri ~ (R)]

~Y a s m i n~
 Sis Yasmin

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