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Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you a beautiful hadith that talks about seven types of people who will be under the shade of Allah(SWT). We have to put things in persepctive though to understand how lucky and honorable it is to be part of this shade.

The day of judgement for the average person is going to be terrifying due to the fact that all his deeds, good and bad, as small as an atoms weight will be seen. As exemplified in the last two ayats of Surah Zalzalah: “So whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it, And whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it.” (99: 7-8).

The day of judgement is going to be a time in which the sun is scorching the inhabitants of this earth due to it being one mile away from the earth. As exemplified in this hadith.“On the Day of Resurrection, the sun would draw so close to the people that there would be left a distance of only one mile. The people will be submerged in perspiration according to their deeds, some up to their ankles, some up to their knees, some up to the waist and some would have the bridle of perspiration (and, while saying this, the Messenger of Allah  put his hand towards his mouth).” [Muslim]

As you can see it will be a terrifying time because we are being judged on every single action while the sun is scorching us.

However, there are seven types of people who get shade on the day of judgement.

The hadith states,

“There are seven whom Allah will shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade: a just ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic; a man whose heart is attached to the mosques; two men who love each other for Allah’s sake, meeting for that and parting upon that; a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position [for illegal intercourse], but be says: ‘I fear Allah’; a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity; and a man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears.” [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

Insha’Allah we all strive to be one of these seven people, we ask Allah(SWT) to give us Hidaya(guidance), protection, forgiveness, and Junnah-al-Firdaus.

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Benefits of Surah Kahf

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I want to write about the benefits of reciting and knowing Surah Kahf.

First of all just reciting and reading Quran has so much benefit in it.

The Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said “Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a hasanah(good deed) from it, and the hasanah is multiplied by ten. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is a letter , rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter.” (At-Tirmidhi).

So with this being mentioned everyone should try to incorporate Quran in their lives and learn from it. Just try it at least once and slowly build upon it. The religion of Islam is powerful so don’t overdo it and burn yourself out, rather take a gradual process to do this.

So here are some hadiths on the benefits of Surah Kahf:

From Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri, who said: “Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the night of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (the Ka’bah).”
(Narrated by al-Daarimi, 3407. This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami, 6471)

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, a light will shine for him from beneath his feet to the clouds of the sky, which will shine for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will be forgiven (his sins) between the two Fridays.’”
(al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, 1/298)

Abu al-Darda (Allah be pleased with him) related that the Prophet of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said, Whoever commits ten verses from the beginning Surat al-Kahf will be protected from the Dajjal.[Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasai, and others; the wording is Muslims]

In a narration in Muslim and Abu Dawud it states, From the end of Surat al-Kahf. Tirmidhi related is with the words, Whoever recites three verses from the beginning ofal-Kahf will be protected from the tribulations of the Dajjal.,[Mundhiri, al-Targhib wal Tarhib, #2172-2173]

As you can see that there are many benefits to reciting and knowing this Surah. So to protect ourselves and to prepare ourselves let us try to learn more about Islam and pick up the Quran more often. Below is a link for you to purchase your own Quran and please check out our shopping page.

The Holy Qur’an: English Translation, Commentary and Notes with Full Arabic Text (English and Arabic Edition)

Benefits of Surah Yasin

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I want to write about the benefits of reciting and knowing Surah Yasin.

First of all just reciting and reading Quran has so much benefit in it.

The Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said “Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a hasanah(good deed) from it, and the hasanah is multiplied by ten. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is a letter , rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter.” (At-Tirmidhi).

So with this being mentioned everyone should try to incorporate Quran in their lives and learn from it. Just try it at least once and slowly build upon it. The religion of Islam is powerful so don’t overdo it and burn yourself out, rather take a gradual process to do this.

So here are some hadiths on the benefits of Surah Yasin:

Anas (RA) reported Allah’s Messenger (saw) saying, “Everything has a heart and the heart of the Holy Qur’an is Yasin. Allah I will record anyone who recites Yasin as having recited the Holy Qur’an ten times.” (Tirmidhi, Darimi)

The Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, ‘Whoever recites Yasin once Allah will record the reward of reciting the Qur’an ten times.’[Maqal, Tirmidhi 2812/A & Dhahabi]

Maqal ibn Yasaar Muzani (RA) reported the Holy Prophet (saw) saying, “If anyone recites Yasin for Allah’s  pleasure, his past sins will be forgiven; so recite it on those who are dying.”( Baihaqi)

Aisha (RA) reports Rasulullah (saw) saying, “Indeed in the Noble Qur’an there is a surah which, for its reader will intercede and which will be a means of forgiveness for its listener. Listen carefully, it is Surah Yasin, in the Torah it is called Muimmah.”
It was enquired, “O’ Messenger of Allah r, what is Muimmah?” Rasulullah replied, “It contains for its reader the benefits of this world, it removes from him the dread of the next life, and it is called Dafiah and Qadhiyah.”
Again it was enquired, “How is this Surah Dafiah and Qadhiyah?” Rasulullah replied, “It takes away from its reader all afflictions and fulfills his need. Whoever recites it, it will be made equal to twenty pilgrimages. Whoever shall listen to it, it will be as thousand dinars, which he has given as charity in the path of Allah I. And whoever shall write it and then drink it, it will enter into his heart a thousand cures, a thousand radiant lights, a thousand times more increase in belief, a thousand mercies, a thousand blessings, a thousand times more increase in guidance, and will remove from him all diseases.” (Tha’labi, Tirmidhi in Nawadirul Usul)

Ummud Darda (RA) reports the Noble Prophet (saw) saying, “Over no person who is about to die and Surah Yasin is read upon them but Allah I lightens the difficulties of death for him.”( Qurtubi)

As you can see that there are many benefits to reciting and knowing this Surah. So to protect ourselves and to prepare ourselves let us try to learn more about Islam and pick up the Quran more often. Below is a link for you to purchase your own Quran and please check out our shopping page.

The Holy Qur’an: English Translation, Commentary and Notes with Full Arabic Text (English and Arabic Edition)

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I want would like to share a huge list on the minor signs of the day of judgement because once you see how 1400 years ago these signs were being told about and that now roughly all of these minor signs have occurred or are occurring you may want to start to prepare yourself by turning back to Allah(SWT) for forgiveness  guidance, and protection.

Insh’Allah we all turn back to Allah(SWT) for he is All Merciful.  Here is the list:

  • The disappearance of knowledge and the appearance of ignorance (Bukhari, Muslim, Ibn Majah, & Ahmad)
  • Books/writing will be widespread and (religious) knowledge will be low (Ahmad)
  • Adultery and fornication will be prevalent (The Prophet, peace be upon him, said that this has never happened without new diseases befalling the people, which their ancestors had not known.) (Bukhari, Muslim, Ibn Majah, & Al-Haythami)
  • When fornication becomes widespread among your leaders (The Prophet, peace be upon him, said that this will happen when the people stop forbidding evil) (Ibn Majah)
  • Adultery and fornication will be performed in the open
  • The consumption of intoxicants will be widespread (Bukhari & Muslim)
  • Women will outnumber men……eventually 50:1 (Bukhari, Muslim, & Ahmad)
  • Killing, killing, killing (Bukhari, Muslim, Ibn Majah, & Ahmad)
  • The nations of the earth will gather against the Muslims like hungry people going to sit down to a table full of food. This will occur when the Muslims are large in number, but “like the foam of the sea”.
  • People will beat others with whips like the tails of oxen (Muslim) ?The Slave Trade
  • The children will be filled with rage (at-Tabarani, al-Hakim)
  • Children will be foul (at-Tabarani, al-Hakim)
  • Women will conspire (at-Tabarani, al-Hakim)
  • Rain will be acidic or burning (at-Tabarani, al-Hakim)
  • Children of fornication will become widespread or prevalent (at-Tabarani, al-Hakim)
  • When a trust becomes a means of making a profit (at-Tirmidhi, Al-Haythami)
  • Gains will be shared out only among the rich, with no benefit to the poor (at-Tirmidhi)
  • Paying zakat becomes a burden and miserliness becomes widespread; charity is given reluctantly (at-Tirmidhi & Al-Haythami)
  • Miserliness will be thrown into the hearts of people (Bukhari)
  • Episodes of sudden death will become widespread (Ahmad)
  • There will be people who will be brethren in public but enemies in secret (He was asked how that would come about and replied, “Because they will have ulterior motives in their mutual dealings and at the same time will fear one another.”) (at-Tirmidhi)
  • When a man obeys his wife and disobeys his mother; and treats his friend kindly while shunning his father (at-Tirmidhi)
  • When voices are raised in the mosques (at-Tirmidhi)
  • People will walk in the marketplace with their thighs exposed
  • Great distances will be traversed in short spans of time
  • The people of Iraq will recieve no food and no money due to oppression by the Romans (Europeans) (Muslim)
  • People will hop between the clouds and the earth
  • A tribulation will enter everyone’s home (Ahmad)
  • The leader of a people will be the worst of them (at-Tirmidhi)
  • Leaders of people will be oppressors (Al-Haythami)
  • People will treat a man with respect out of fear for some evil he might do (at-Tirmidhi)
  • Men will begin to wear silk (at-Tirmidhi)
  • Female singers and musical instruments will become popular (at-Tirmidhi)
  • When singers become common (Al-Haythami)
  • People will dance late into the night
  • When the last ones of the Ummah begin to curse the first ones (at-Tirmidhi)
  • People will claim to follow the Qur’an but will reject hadith & sunnah (Abu Dawood)
  • People will believe in the stars (Al-Haythami)
  • People will reject al-Qadr (the Divine Decree of Destiny) (Al-Haythami)
  • Time will pass rapidly (Bukhari, Muslim, & Ahmad)
  • Good deeds will decrease (Bukhari)
  • Smog will appear over cities because of the evil that they are doing
  • People will be carrying on with their trade, but their will only be a few trustworthy persons
  • Wealth will increase so much so that if a man were given 10,000, he would not be content with it (Ahmad & Bukhari)
  • A man will pass by a grave and wish that he was in their place (Bukhari)
  • Earthquakes will increase (Bukhari & Muslim)
  • There will be attempts to make the deserts green
  • The appearance of false messengers (30 dajjals) (Bukhari)
  • Women will be naked in spite of being dressed, these women will be led astray & will lead others astray (Muslim)
  • The conquest of Constantinople by the Muslims (Ahmad)
  • When people begin to compete with others in the construction of taller buildings (Bukhari)
  • There will be a special greeting for the people of distinction (Ahmad)
  • Two large groups, adhering to the same religious teaching will fight each other with large numbers of casualties (Bukhari & Muslim)
  • Wild animals will be able to talk to humans (Ahmad)
  • A man will leave his home and his thigh or hip will tell him what is happening back at his home (Ahmad)
  • Years of deceit in which the truthful person will not be believed and the liar will be believed (Ahmad)
  • Bearing false witness will become widespread (Al-Haythami & Ahmad)
  • When men lie with men and women lie with women (Al-Haythami)
  • Trade will become so widespread that a woman will be forced to help her husband in business (Ahmad)
  • A woman will enter the workforce out of love for this world (Ahmad)
  • Arrogance will increase in the earth (at-Tabarani, al-Hakim)
  • Family ties will be cut (Ahmad)
  • There will be many women of child-bearing age who will no longer give birth.
  • There will be an abundance of food, much of which has no blessing in it.
  • People will refuse when offerred food.
  • Men will begin to look like women and women will begin to look like men

As we can all see based on these minor signs the time is approaching us and in the hadiths it even states:

The Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “The signs are like beads strung on a string.  If the string breaks, they [quickly] follow one after the other.” (Ahmad)

So lets all strive to come back to Allah(SWT) to help us and enter us in the highest part of Junnat(Paradise).

(List taken from another source)

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to say that if you have done terrible things in your life that you should be patient and turn to Allah(SWT) because it is unfathomable how merciful Allah(SWT) is.  Below are two hadiths that explain the mercy of Allah(SWT).

Abu Huraira (radi allahu anhu) reported: I heard Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) as saying: Allah created mercy in one hundred parts and He retained with Him ninety-nine parts, and He has sent down upon the earth one part, and it is because of this one part that there is mutual love among the creation so much so that the animal lifts up its hoof from its young, one, fearing that it might harm it.  (Muslim)

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (radi allahu anhu): The Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Amongst the men of Bani Israel there was a man who had murdered ninety-nine persons. Then he set out asking (whether his repentance could be accepted or not). He came upon a monk and asked him if his repentance could be accepted. The monk replied in the negative and so the man killed him. He kept on asking till a man advised to go to such and such village.(So he left for it) but death overtook him on the way. While dying, he turned his chest towards that village (where he had hoped his repentance would be accepted), and so the angels of mercy and the angels of punishment quarreled amongst themselves regarding him. Allah ordered the village (towards which he was going) to come closer to him, and ordered the village (whence he had come), to go far away, and then He ordered the angels to measure the distances between his body and the two villages. So he was found to be one span closer to the village (he was going to). So he was forgiven.” (Bukari)

Now imagine how merciful and forgiving Allah(SWT) is. A man killed 100 people and he pushed away and brought closer certain towns to fill the requirements for this man to be forgiving. Allah(SWT) wants to forgive mankind. He wants to send mankind to paradise. That’s why he divided his mercy into 100 parts, in which he held 99 for himself to be merciful for mankind. This why as we must always turn back to Allah(SWT) for repentance, forgiveness, guidance, and strength.

Quran: “Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.”” (Surah Az-Zumar, 39:53).

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I want to write about the benefits of reciting and knowing surah Mulk.

First of all just reciting and reading quran has so much benefit in it.

The Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said “Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a hasanah(good deed) from it, and the hasanah is multiplied by ten. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is a letter , rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter.” (At-Tirmidhi).

So with this being mentioned everyone should try to incorporate Quran in their lives and learn from it. Just try it at least once and slowly build upon it. The religion of Islam is powerful so don’t overdo it and burn yourself out, rather take a gradual process to do this.

So here are some hadiths on the benefits of Surah Mulk:

Abu Hurayra (Radhiallaahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah(Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, ‘Verily there is a Surah in the Qur’aan which has 30 Aayats. It had interceded for a person till he was forgiven. That Surah is ‘Tabaaraka llaahiy biyadihil mulk’.’ (Sunan Tirmidhi Hadith 2891)

The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said ‘Surah al Mulk is the protector from the torment of the grave’
[Sahihul Jamiea 1/680, Hakim 2/498 & Nasai]

Anas (radiAllahu anhu) reported Rasulullah (sallallahu alaiyhi wasalam) as saying, “There is a Surah which will plead for its reciter till it causes him to enter paradise (Tabarakallahi Biyadihil Mulk).”
[at-Tabrani]

Ibn Abbas (radiAllahu anhu) said that one of the Prophet (salAllahu alayhiwasalam)’s companions set up his tent over a grave without realising that it was a grave and it contained a man who was reciting the Surah Tabarakallahi Biyadihil Mulk up to the end. He went and told the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) who said, ‘It is The Defender; it is The Protector which safeguards from Allah Ta’ala’s punishment’
[at-Tirmidhi]

As you can see that there are many benefits to reciting and knowing this surah. So to protect ourselves and to prepare ourselves let us try to learn more about Islam and pick up the Quran more often. Below is a link for you to purchase your own Quran and please check out our shopping page.

The Holy Qur’an: English Translation, Commentary and Notes with Full Arabic Text (English and Arabic Edition)

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to tell everyone that every single person has his past. Every single person has done something stupid in their lives. All one must do is strengthen their faith and hope in Allah (SWT) because Allah(SWT) is Ar-Rahim, the all merciful, Ar-Gaffar, the forgiver, and Al-Wadud, the loving one.

I would like to share with you two hadiths about how forgiving and merciful Allah(SWT) is:

Narrated by Abu Huraira(radiyallahu anhu) : The Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “While a dog was going round a well and was about to die of thirst, an Israeli prostitute saw it and took off her shoe and watered it. So Allah forgave her because of that good deed.” (Volume 4, Book 56, Number 673, Bukhari)

Narrated by Abu Sa’id(radiyallahu anhu): The Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Amongst the people preceding your age, there was a man whom Allah had given a lot of money. While he was in his death-bed, he called his sons and said, ‘What type of father have I been to you? They replied, ‘You have been a good father.’ He said, ‘I have never done a single good deed; so when I die, burn me, crush my body, and scatter the resulting ashes on a windy day.’ His sons did accordingly, but Allah gathered his particles and asked (him), ‘What made you do so?’ He replied, “Fear of you.’ So Allah bestowed His Mercy upon him. (forgave him).” (Volume 4, Book 56, Number 684, Bukhari)

Now can you even imagine the forgiving nature of Allah(SWT). It is incomparable. Allah(SWT) forgave a prostitute for just giving a dying dog water. Also Allah(SWT) bestowed His mercy upon a man who claims to have not done any good deeds. Who on this earth can be that forgiving. No one at all.

So I would like to leave off by saying no matter what your past is, you should push forward, go to Allah(SWT), and repent to him with sincerity because Allah(SWT) is At-Tawwab, the granter and accepter of repentance.