Does the Hadith About Whoever Dies Due to Plague Being Regarded as a Martyr Also Apply to People who Die due to Corona?
April 8, 2020 § Leave a comment
Does Reciting Surah Kahf on Fridays Prevent One from Falling Under the Category of Having Abandoned the Quraan? Do I get Reward for Listening to the Quraan while Cooking?
April 4, 2020 § Leave a comment
Questioner: What is the definition of abandoning the Quraan? And does reciting Surah Kahf on Fridays prevent one from falling under the category of having abandoned the Quraan? And do I get reward for listening to the Quraan while cooking or anywhere at home?
Al-Khudair: Abandoning the Quraan is to desert reciting it and reflecting upon its meanings, taking heed from it and acting upon it, so abandoning it is done through such things. [Like I said] either by leaving off reciting it such that a long time passes without reading it. Or to leave reflecting over it, which is to abandon its meanings, taking heed from it, and pondering and benefitting from it, and to leave acting upon it, [all this] is to abandon the reason it was sent down, [and] all of this comes under the threat:
وَقَالَ الرَّسُولُ يَا رَبِّ إِنَّ قَوْمِي اتَّخَذُوا هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ مَهْجُورًا
“And the Messenger will say, ‘O my Lord! Lo! My people took this Qur’aan as [a thing] abandoned.’” [25:30]
Reciting Surah Kahf on Fridays does not remove one from having abandoned the Quraan, since what is meant by, ‘The Quraan,’ is the Quraan in its entirety—so one has to read it all—reciting some of the Surahs and restricting yourself to them alone, as was mentioned in the question concerning Surah Kahf, does not remove a person from having deserted it.
There is no doubt that by listening to the Quraan on the radio or from someone reciting it one obtains the reward as one does with reciting it, “And when the Qur’an is recited, give ear to it and pay heed, that ye may obtain mercy,” [7:204] so the one listening is like the one reciting, just as the person saying, ‘Aameen’ to someone’s du’aa is like the one [actually] making the du’aa.
Some people benefit more by listening than by reciting it, especially when they listen to an articulate reciter whose recitation is invigorating, for a person might recite the Quraan but his heart is preoccupied and thus he does not reflect over it but when he listens to a reciter whose recitation is enthusing it might benefit him more—but even so, he should recite the Quraan himself, and listen to it recited sometimes.
He should also vary the types of recitation he does too. At times reciting to get the reward for reading each letter, and each one has ten rewards. At others reciting so that his heart can benefit from it as ordered by reflecting over it with a slow, considered, measured, recitation of it.
The point is a Muslim needs to think about the pact he has with his Lord. The Shaikh of Islaam [Ibn Taymiyyah] says that reciting the Quraan as has been prescribed gives a believer’s heart knowledge, certainty, faith and tranquility which can only be envisaged or grasped by someone who has [actually] done so.”
March 31, 2020 § Leave a comment
March 29, 2020 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Saleh Sindee said, “It’s not the physical deaths due to an epidemic that I am fearful of, since the number of deaths due to car accidents is much greater, what I worry about is the death of one’s heart:
وَلَقَدْ أَخَذْنَاهُم بِالْعَذَابِ فَمَا اسْتَكَانُوا لِرَبِّهِمْ وَمَا يَتَضَرَّعُونَ
‘And indeed We seized them with punishment—but they humbled not themselves to their Lord, nor do they supplicate in humility.’” [23:76]
March 23, 2020 § Leave a comment
From ’Uqbah ibn ’Aamir al-Juhani, who said, “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! What is the means to salvation?’ He replied, ‘Withhold your tongue, let your home be sufficient for you, and cry over your sins.’” Tirmidhi, no. 2406, declared authentic by al-Albaani.
March 23, 2020 § Leave a comment
From Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, that the Prophet ﷺ would say:
اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ الْبَرَصِ وَالْجُنُونِ وَالْجُذَامِ وَمِنْ سَيِّئِْ الْأَسْقَامِ
Allaahumma innee a’uthubika minal-Barasi, wal-Junooni, wal-Judhaami, wa min sayyi’il-Asqaam
“O Allaah! I seek refuge with You from leprosy, and from madness, and from paralysis, and from evil diseases.” [Reported by Ahmad, Abu Dawud and an-Nasaai’i, Al-Albaani declared it to be Saheeh]
March 22, 2020 § Leave a comment
Here is an amazing app to help with memorising the Qur’aan.
- Click on a blank space to have its corresponding word appear temporarily.
- Click on the verse number symbol to have it appear in full, click again to hide it.
- Click on the + symbol at the bottom of the page to have the verses appear one by one in order, click on the verse number to hide them.
- Swipe over a number of words/verses at any one time to have them all appear temporarily.
- Click on a word two times to have it highlighted in a different colour, in order to help remember where memorisation is weak.
- Click on the name of a Surah, or Juzz, or page number to go there.
You can find it here.
March 21, 2020 § Leave a comment
Allaah said, “And We send not the signs except to warn, and to make them afraid [of destruction].” 17:59
Qataadah said in explanation of the above verse, “And verily Allaah causes the people to become frightened with whichever signs He wants—so that they might take heed, so that they might remember, so that they might turn back [to Him].”
Jaami’ul-Bayaan, of Imaam at-Tabaree, under the tafseer of 17:59.