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What is the Dhikr?

Posted: April 12, 2016 by Admin in Laa ilaha illAllaah

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Some say the word “dhikr” is only applicable to the Qur’an, while others say the word “dhikr” is only applicable to the Qur’an and the Sunnah, or those ahadith attributed to the Prophet Muhammad. However, the Qur’an does not support either of these claims.

Allah says:

ذَٰلِكَ نَتْلُوهُ عَلَيْكَ مِنَ الْآيَاتِ وَالذِّكْرِ الْحَكِيمِ

That is what We recite unto you from the ayat and the dhikri-l hakim. Surat Ali Imran 3:58

إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ

Indeed We sent down the dhikr and surely We are its preservers. Surat al-Hijr 15:9

وَإِذَا رَأَيْتَ الَّذِينَ يَخُوضُونَ فِي آيَاتِنَا فَأَعْرِضْ عَنْهُمْ حَتَّىٰ يَخُوضُوا فِي حَدِيثٍ غَيْرِهِ ۚ وَإِمَّا يُنسِيَنَّكَ الشَّيْطَانُ فَلَا تَقْعُدْ بَعْدَ الذِّكْرَىٰ مَعَ الْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ

And when you see those who engage in Our ayat, turn away from them until they engage in some other talk. And if Satan causes you to forget, then after the dhikra, do not sit with a people who are dhalimin. Surat al-An’am 6:68

All these verses show that the ayat of the Qur’an surely serve as dhikr. But is the dhikr restricted to the Qur’an alone?

Allah says:

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا قَبْلَكَ إِلَّا رِجَالًا نُّوحِي إِلَيْهِمْ ۖ فَاسْأَلُوا أَهْلَ الذِّكْرِ إِن كُنتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ

And nor did we We send before you except men whom We inspired. So ask the people of the dhikr, if you do not know. Surat al-Anbiya 21:7

وَلَقَدْ آتَيْنَا مُوسَىٰ وَهَارُونَ الْفُرْقَانَ وَضِيَاءً وَذِكْرًا لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ

And We had already given Musa and Harun the furqan and a shining light and dhikr for the muttaqin. Surat al-Anbiya 21:48

وَمَا كُنتَ بِجَانِبِ الطُّورِ إِذْ نَادَيْنَا وَلَٰكِن رَّحْمَةً مِّن رَّبِّكَ لِتُنذِرَ قَوْمًا مَّا أَتَاهُم مِّن نَّذِيرٍ مِّن قَبْلِكَ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَذَكَّرُونَ

And you were not at the side of the Tur, when We called, but as a mercy from your Lord that you warn a people to whom no warner had come to before you, so that they may be those who are reminded. Surat al-Qasas 28:46

So this means certain individuals already had dhikr before the Qur’an was revealed. Therefor the dhikr is not restricted to the Qur’an. However, does this mean that everything which Allah has ever sent down, in its exact words and meanings, were also preserved?

Allah says:

مَا نَنسَخْ مِنْ آيَةٍ أَوْ نُنسِهَا نَأْتِ بِخَيْرٍ مِّنْهَا أَوْ مِثْلِهَا ۗ أَلَمْ تَعْلَمْ أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Whatever We abolish of an ayah or cause to be forgotten (or delayed) we bring one better than it or similar to it. Don’t you know, Allah is capable over all things. Surat al-Baqarah 2:106.

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِن قَبْلِكَ مِن رَّسُولٍ وَلَا نَبِيٍّ إِلَّا إِذَا تَمَنَّىٰ أَلْقَى الشَّيْطَانُ فِي أُمْنِيَّتِهِ فَيَنسَخُ اللَّهُ مَا يُلْقِي الشَّيْطَانُ ثُمَّ يُحْكِمُ اللَّهُ آيَاتِهِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ

And We had not sent before you any messenger or prophet except that when he had a wish (or thought), Satan threw into it. But Allah abolishes what Satan throws in and makes His ayat precise. And Allah is Knowing, Wise. Surat al-Hajj 22:52

So even though an ayah may have been abolished, forgotten, or misconstrued, the dhikr remains preserved.

Regarding the Qur’an, Allah says:

وَلَقَدْ يَسَّرْنَا الْقُرْآنَ لِلذِّكْرِ فَهَلْ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ

And certainly, We made the Qur’an easy for remembrance. So is there any who will be reminded? Surat al-Qamar 54:17

لَا تُحَرِّكْ بِهِ لِسَانَكَ لِتَعْجَلَ بِهِ, إِنَّ عَلَيْنَا جَمْعَهُ وَقُرْآنَهُ,

Do not move your tongue with it, to hasten with it. Indeed, upon Us is its collection and its recitation. Surat al-Qiyamah 75:16-17

We already know that not everything which has been attributed to Musa by the Israelites or everything which has been attributed to Muhammad by the Arabs is true and just because Allah preserves the dhikr doesn’t mean whatever has been preserved by men is necessarily dhikr from Allah.

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Dream of Abraham was not from Allah

Posted: March 10, 2016 by millatibraheem in Laa ilaha illAllaah

Before proceeding, we must first ‘delete’ all that we have been taught and re-approach the Quran in a non-presumptive manner.  Let us allow the Quran to teach us and not expect the Quran to acknowledge our already held beliefs.

Here are some points to consider:

  • Nowhere does the Quran teach us that it was Allah who had given Prophet Abraham his dream to sacrifice his son
  • The Quran only tells us that Abraham had a dream and he asked his son what he thought about it:

And when he reached with him [the age of] exertion, he said, “O my son, indeed I have seen in a dream/manaamai that I sacrifice you. See what you think.” He said, “O my father, do as you are commanded. You will find me, if Allah wills, of the steadfast. (as-Saffat 37:102)

  • The fact that Prophet Abraham asked his son shows that he himself was skeptical:

“…See what you think.”

  • And the rest goes on as follows (as-Saffat 37:103-105):

So when they had both submitted, and he had laid him down on his forehead, We called out to him, ‘O Abraham! You have fulfilled the vision/ar-ro’ya.” Indeed, We thus reward the doers of good.

  • What we will read is that there was no mention of the sacrifice being taken place.  Allah ‘stopped’ the sacrifice before it even happened
  • Allah tells Prophet Abraham he had fulled filled the vision/ar-Ro’ya and not manaamai
  • From the beginning to the end, Allah does not say asked Abraham to sacrifice

 

To be continued…

‘Authubullaahi min ashShaytaan arRajeem.

Bismillaah arRaHmaan arRaHeem.

Allaahumma salay ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala aalay Muhammad kamaa salayta ‘ala aalay Ibraaheem innaka Hameedum Majeed.  Allaahumma baraak ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala aalay Muhammad kamaa baraakta ‘ala aali Ibraaheem innaka Hameedum Majeed.

The narrations regarding generations of khayr have been grossly misinterpreted by so-called “people of knowledge.”  They fabricated interpretations implying that the people in the early three generations [or centuries – qarn], were better than all other generations, or that they were the best of Muslims.  However, that is not what the Prophet said and nor does reality affirm with this erroneous interpretation.

The Prophet of Allaah never said they were the best Muslims.  A generation includes both Muslims and pagans.  It includes hypocrites and believers.  It includes the major sinners and minor sinners.  No sane person will say that these generations – or centuries – were sinless and upright people.

The worst tribulations in Muslim history took place in those times.  The craziest sects began in those generations.  The vilest of innovations was invented by the scholars of those times.

And, of course, numerous recorded wars, the looting, the pillaging, the killing and the murder of pious men, took place in those generations.

One just needs to think a little to put doubt upon the foolish claims by the innovators regarding the piety of the people within those times:

  • It was the people from the best of generations that murdered the third khalif Uthmaan bin ‘Affaan, the bearer of the two lights – Dhun Noorayn – who married two of Allaah’s Messengers daughters.
  • It was the people from the best of generations that murdered ‘Ammar bin Yasir, who was from the earliest of Muslims and his parents being the first recorded martyrs [shuhaada].  ‘Ammar had fought alongside the Prophet in numerous battles against the polytheists, except only to be murdered by Muslims from the best of generations.
  • It was the people from the best of generations that murdered another of the earliest of Muslims – ‘Ali bin Abi Taalib.
  • It was the people from the best of generations that murdered Husayn bin ‘Ali bin Abi Taalib and his family.
  • It was people from those generations that murdered ‘Abdullaah bin al-Zubayr and his supporters in Mecca.
  • It was them who murdered Jaabir bin ‘Abdullaah.
  • It was them who murdered the pious child of the great muhajir Khubayb.
  • What about the civil wars between the Companions and others within those three generations?

Didn’t Allaah aza wajal say:

وَمَن يَقْتُلْ مُؤْمِنًا مُّتَعَمِّدًا فَجَزَاؤُهُ جَهَنَّمُ خَالِدًا فِيهَا وَغَضِبَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَلَعَنَهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُ عَذَابًا عَظِيمًا

And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein, and the Wrath and the Curse of Allaah are upon him, and a great punishment is prepared for him.

And these are just a few historical accounts from hundreds of other incidents.  Reality contradicts false scholarly interpretations that are an insult to the Prophethood and his purity.

 

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Difference Between a Liar and a Truthful Person

Posted: October 7, 2012 by millatibraheem in Laa ilaha illAllaah

Authubillaahi min ash-Shaytaani rajeem

Bismillaahi ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem, as-Salaatu was-Salaam ‘ala Rasulullaah

Allaah aza wa jal says:

وَقَالُوا لَن يَدْخُلَ الْجَنَّةَ إِلَّا مَن كَانَ هُودًا أَوْ نَصَارَىٰ ۗ تِلْكَ أَمَانِيُّهُمْ ۗ قُلْ هَاتُوا بُرْهَانَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ

And they say, “None will enter Paradise except one who is a Jew or a Christian.” That is their wishful thinking, Say, “Produce your proof, if you are truthful.”

Allaah aza wa jal links proof with being truthful.

This should be applied in all spheres of Islaamic knowledge.  It is obligatory to produce the proof when speaking about Islaam.  Where is the Wahee?

Whenever someone one speaks about Islaam, it must be based upon Qur’aan and Sunnah.  Where is the Speech of Allaah aza wa jal?  Where is the speech of Rasoolullaah (s)?

Whether it is a Sahaabi’s narration or a view of a scholar, everything must be verified with the Qur’aan and Sunnah to see if they were correct.

Allaah aza wa jal promises to protect the Dhikr, which is what He aza wa jal sent down.   The  narrations of Sahaabah or scholars are not revelation from Allaah aza wa jal and they are not protected.

Are All Sunni Madhhahib Upon the Haq?

Posted: April 6, 2012 by millatibraheem in Laa ilaha illAllaah

Authubillaahi min ash-Shaytaani rajeem

Bismillaahi ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem, as-Salaatu was-Salaam ‘ala Rasulullaah

The popular Sunni claim is that all four of their Madhhahib are correct and anyone who follows one of them is upon the truth.

This belief  is grossly flawed.  Anyone who knows the basic rulings derived through each Madhhab will understand the major contradictions and fragility of their Usool.

Allaah aza wajal says [an-Nisaa’ 4:82]:

أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ ۚ وَلَوْ كَانَ مِنْ عِندِ غَيْرِ اللَّهِ لَوَجَدُوا فِيهِ اخْتِلَافًا كَثِيرًا

“Then do they not reflect upon the Quraan? If it had been from other than Allaah, they would have found within it much contradiction”

Here Allaah aza wajal is exclaiming the greatness of Islaam and one of its illuminating attributes, that there is no contradictions, inconsistencies, discrepancies or conflicting statements in it.  So how can it be possible that all the Sunni Madhhahib be correct even though they are full of contradictions and built upon discrepant principles?

One Madhhab declares something to be Haraam while the other states it is permissible.  One ruling claims an action to be waajib or Sunnah, while the other says it is not.  Yet, oddly they all are correct and upon Haq?

A simple example is if niyya (intention) is a condition of  Wudhu’ (ablution) being valid.  Maalikis,  Shaafi’is and Hanbalis considered it a condition while Hanafis said it is not.  This means with three Madhhahib, Wudhu’ is unacceptable without niyya, hence,  resulting in one’s prayer to be invalid.

Another example is if madmada (rinsing the mouth) and istinshaaq (snuffing water) during Wudhu’ is obligatory or preferred but not mandatory.  Hanbalis say they are obligatory while Hanafis, Maalikis and Shaafi’is say they are recommended.  Therefore, determining whether one’s Wudhu’ is valid or not,  consequently affecting the prayer itself.

And one does not need to look attentively to realise they differ in almost every aspect of the Deen, rendering it to be lost amongst their disputes and contaminated Usool.

Are they all upon Haq? Truly not.  In fact, they are extremely misguided and deserve the torment and punishment like their forefathers, the Jews, Christians and the Polytheists [al-Baqara 2:176]:

ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ نَزَّلَ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ ۗ وَإِنَّ الَّذِينَ اخْتَلَفُوا فِي الْكِتَابِ لَفِي شِقَاقٍ بَعِيدٍ

“That is because Allaah has sent down the Book in truth. And indeed, those who differ over the Book are in extreme dissension

This differing of theirs is evidence of Allaah aza wajal’s misguidance and His disgrace upon them as He did to their forefathers due to the very same reason [al-Baqara 2:213]:

كَانَ النَّاسُ أُمَّةً وَاحِدَةً فَبَعَثَ اللَّهُ النَّبِيِّينَ مُبَشِّرِينَ وَمُنذِرِينَ وَأَنزَلَ مَعَهُمُ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ لِيَحْكُمَ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ فِيمَا اخْتَلَفُوا فِيهِ ۚ وَمَا اخْتَلَفَ فِيهِ إِلَّا الَّذِينَ أُوتُوهُ مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَتْهُمُ الْبَيِّنَاتُ بَغْيًا بَيْنَهُمْ ۖ فَهَدَى اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لِمَا اخْتَلَفُوا فِيهِ مِنَ الْحَقِّ بِإِذْنِهِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يَهْدِي مَن يَشَاءُ إِلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ

“Mankind was one community; then Allaah sent the prophets with good tidings and warnings and sent down with them the Scripture in truth to judge between the people concerning that in which they differed. And none differed over the Scripture except those who were given it – after the clear proofs came to them – out of jealous animosity among themselves. And Allaah guided those who believed to the truth concerning that over which they had differed, by His permission. And Allaah guides whom He wills to a straight path”

The Prophet (s) has no association with them and he is their opposite [al-An’aam 6:159]:

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُوا دِينَهُمْ وَكَانُوا شِيَعًا لَّسْتَ مِنْهُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ ۚ إِنَّمَا أَمْرُهُمْ إِلَى اللَّهِ ثُمَّ يُنَبِّئُهُم بِمَا كَانُوا يَفْعَلُونَ

Indeed, those who have divided their Deen and become denominations – you [O Muhammad] have no concern with them in anything. Their affair is only to Allaah ; then He will inform them about what they used to do.