*Hadith 1 of An Nawawi*

It is narrated on the authority of Amir al-Mu’minin (Leader of the Believers), Abu Hafs ‘Umar bin al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), say:

“Actions are according to intentions, and everyone will get what was intended. Whoever migrates with an intention for Allah and His messenger, the migration will be for the sake of Allah and his Messenger. And whoever migrates for worldly gain or to marry a woman, then his migration will be for the sake of whatever he migrated for.”

Related by Bukhari & Muslim

*Brief commentary*

Every conscious, “free-willed” act has an intention behind it that is driving it and bringing it about. A person will achieve whatever he intended. If he intended good, good will

come about. If he intended evil, evil will come about- that is, the result will be evil for him.

If a person does a proper deed solely for the sake of Allah, his purpose would have been met and the deed would be accepted by Allah. Even such noble deeds as emigrating, that should be done for the sake of Allah, may be performed with a less noble intention. In such cases, the person will only get what he intended.

This world and the opposite sex in particular are two aspects that drive a person to perform certain deeds. They can have great influences over a person, to the extent that one may even perform noble deeds not for the sake of Allah but for their sake.

May Allah give us to ability to perform all acts of worship solely for his sake.

BLOOD FLOW AFTER PERFORMING GHUSL

💫 *Fatwa Regarding Women*

*Topic: BLOOD FLOW AFTER PERFORMING GHUSL*

*Question*

I notice that when I perform Ghusl after the monthly period-which lasts for five days-sometimes a very small amount of blood comes out, and this occurs immediately after I make

Ghusl; after this, nothing comes out

So I don’t know whether I should just consider my course as being five days, and not to count the extra, then pray and fast, assuming there is no obligation upon me in this regard, or should I consider that day to be one of the days of my course, and not pray or fast on it…

bearing in mind that this does not always happen to me, only about every two or three cycles? I request you to inform me.

*Answer:*

If what is discharged from you after performing Taharah is *yellow, or brown in colour*, it is *NOT considered* to be of any importance: in fact, its ruling is the same as that of urine.

However, if it is clearly blood, then it must be considered to be form the menstrual cycle, and you must repeat the Ghusl after it stops,

according to the authentic narration of Umm ‘Atiyyah, may Allah be pleased with her, – one of the Companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him ) – who said:

*”We did not consider yellow and brown discharges after menstruation to be anything.*

” [Al-Bukhari no. 326 and Abu Dawud no. 307]

Source of:

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz.

*#DeensisterS*

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Utbah Ibn Ghazwan

Umar ibn alKattab, the head of the rapidly expanding Muslim State went to bed early just after the Salat al-Isha. He wanted to have a rest and feel refreshed for his nightly tour of inspection of the capital city which he often did incognito. Before he could/all asleep however, the post from the outlying regions of the State arrived informing him that the Persian forces confronting the Muslims were proving especially difficult to subdue. They were able to send in reinforcements and supplies from many places to relieve their armies on the point of defeat. The letter urged Umar to send reinforcements and in particular it said: “The city of al-Ubullah must be considered one of the most important sources providing men and material to the Persian forces under attack.”

Umar decided then to despatch an army to take the city of al-Ubullah and cut off its line of supplies to the Persian armies. His main problem was that he had so few men left with him in the city. That was because young men, men of maturity and even old men had gone out on campaigns far and wide in the path of God, fisabilillah. In these circumstances he determined to follow the strategy which he knew and which was well-tried that is, to mobilize a small force and place it under the leadership of a strong and able commander. He considered, one after another the names of the individuals who were still with him, to see who was the most suitable commander. Finally, he exclaimed himself: “I have found him. Yes I have found him.” He then went back to bed:

The person he had in mind was a well-known mujahid who had fought at Badr, Uhud, al-Khandaq and other battles. He had also fought in the terrible battles of Yamamah and emerged unscathed. He was in fact one of the first to accept Islam. He went on the first hijrah to Abyssinia but had returned to stay with the Prophet in Makkah. He then went on hijrah to Madinah. This tall and imposing companion of the Prophet was known for his exceptional skill in the use of spears and arrows. When morning came, Umar called his attendants and said: “Call Utbah ibn Ghazwan for me,” Umar managed to put together an army of just over three hundred men and he appointed Utbah as their commander with the promise that he would send reinforcements to him as soon as possible. When the army was assembled in ranks ready to depart, Umar al-Faruq stood before them bidding them farewell and giving instructions to his commander, Utbah.

He said: “Utbah, I am sending you to the land of al-Ubullah. It is one of the major fortresses of the enemy and I pray that God helps you to take it. When you reach the city, invite its inhabitants to the worship of God. If they respond to you, accept them (as Muslims). If they refuse, then take from them the jizyah.. If they refuse to pay the jizyah then fight them… And fear God, O Utbah, in the discharge of your duties. Beware of letting yourself become too haughty or arrogant for this will corrupt your hereafter. Know that you were a companion of the Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace. God honoured you through him after your being insignificant. He strengthened you through him after you were weak. You have become a commander with authority and a leader who must be obeyed. What a great blessing if this does not make you vain and deceive you and lead you to Jahannam. May God protect you and me from it.”

With this chastening advice and prayer, Utbah and his army set off. Several women were in the army including his wife and the wives and sisters of other men. Eventually they reached a place called Qasbaa not very far from al-Ubullah. It was called Qasbaa because of the abundance of reed-like stalks which grew there. At that point the army was absolutely famished. They had nothing to eat. When hunger gripped them, Utbah ordered some of his men to go and search the land for something to eat. One of the men told the story of their search of food: “While we were searching for something to eat, we entered a thicket and, lo and behold there were two large baskets. In one there were dates and in the other small white grains covered with a yellow husk. We dragged the baskets with the grain and said: “This is poison which the enemy has prepared for you. Don’t go near it all.”

We went for the dates and began eating from it. While we were busy eating the dates, a horse which had broken loose from its tether went up to the basket of grain and began eating from it. By God, we seriously thought of slaughtering it before it should die (from the alleged poison) and benefit from its meat. However, its owner came up to us and said: “Leave it. I shall look after it for the night and if I feel that it is going to die, I will slaughter it.” In the morning we found the horse quite healthy with no sign of ill effects. My sister then said: ‘Yaa akhi, I have heard my father saying: Poison does not harm (food) if it is placed on fire and cooked well.’ We then took some of the grain, placed it in a pot and put it on a fire. After a short while my sister called out: ‘Come and see how it has become red and the husks have begun to separate leaving white grains.’

We placed the white grains in a large bowl and Utbah said to us: ‘Mention the name of Allah on it and eat it.’ We ate and found it exceedingly delicious and good. We learnt after that the grain was called rice.” The army of Utbah then went on to the fortified city of al-Ubullah on the banks of the River Euphrates. The Persians used al-Ubullah as a massive arms depot. There were several fortresses in the city from which towers sprang. These were used as observation posts to detect any hostile movements outside the city. The city appeared to be impregnable. What chance had Utbah of taking it with such a small force armed with only swords and spears? A direct assault was obviously futile and so Utbah had to resort to some stratagem. Utbah had flags prepared which he had hung on spears. These he gave to the women and ordered them to march behind the army. His instructions to them then were:

“When we get near to the city, raise the dust behind us so that the entire atmosphere is filled with it.” As they neared al-Ubullah, a Persian force came out to confront them, they saw the Muslims boldly advancing, the flags fluttering behind them and the dust which was being churned up and which filled the air around. They thought that the Muslims in front of the flags were merely the vanguard of the advancing army, a strong and numerous army. They felt they would be no match for such a foe. They lost heart and prepared to evacuate the city. Picking up whatever valuables they could, they rushed to boats anchored on the river and abandoned their well fortified city.

Utbah entered al-Ubullah without losing any of his men. From this base he managed to bring surrounding towns and villages under Muslim control. When news spread of Utbah’s successes, and of the richness of the land he had occupied, many people flocked to the region in search of wealth and easy living. Uqbah noted that many Muslims now inclined towards a soft life and followed the ways and customs of the region and that this weakened their determination to continue struggling. He wrote to Umar ibn al-Khattab asking for permission to build the garrison town of Basrah. He described the locations he had chosen for the city and Umar gave his assent. Basrah lay between the desert and the ports of the Gulf and from this base expeditions were launched further east.

The positioning of the town was for maximum military effectiveness (not merely to support an army of occupation). Utbah himself planned the city and built its first great masjid which was a simple enclosure, roofed over at one end and suitable for mass assemblies. From the mosque, Utbah and his men went out on military campaigns. These men eventually settled on the land and built houses. Utbah himself however did not build a house for himself but continued to live in a tent of cloth. He had seen how preoccupation with worldly possessions had caused many people to forget themselves and their real purpose in life. He had seen how men who not long ago knew no food better than rice boiled in their husks, getting accustomed to sophisticated Persian patisserie like fasludhanj and lawzinaj made with refined flour, butter, honey and nuts of various kinds to the point where they hankered after these things.

Utbah was afraid that his din would be affected by his dunya and he was concerned about his hereafter. He called men to the masjid of Basrah and addressed them thus: “O people! The dunya will come to an end and you will be carried from it to an abode which will not wane or disappear. Go to it with the best of your deeds. I look back and see myself among the early Muslims with the Messenger of Allah may God bless him and grant him peace. We had no food then apart from the leaves of trees and our lips would fester. One day I found a burdah. I tore it in two and shared it with Sad ibn Abi Waqqas. I made an aazar with one half and he did the same with the other half. Here we are today.

There is not one of us but he is an amir of one of the garrison towns. I seek Allah’s protection lest I become great in my own estimation and little in the sight of Allah..” With these words Utbah appointed someone else to stand in his place, and bade farewell to the people of Basrah. It was the season of pilgrimage and he left to perform the Hajj. He then travelled to Madinah and there he asked Umar to relieve him of the responsibility of governing the city. Umar refused. He could not easily dispense with a governor of the quality of Utbah and said to him: “You place your trusts and your responsibilities on my neck and then you abandon me to myself. No, by God, I shall never relieve you.”

So Umar prevailed upon him and commanded him to return to Basrah, Utbah knew that he had to obey the Amir al-Muminin but he did so with a heavy heart. He mounted his camel and on his way he prayed: “O Lord, do not send me back to Basrah. O Lord, do not send me back to Basrah.” He had not gone far from Madinah when his camel stumbled. Utbah fell and the injuries he sustained proved to be fatal.

From: Alim® Online

*For the Love of Rasul (saw) ♡*

Mondays Deen Reminder

*For the Love of Rasul (saw) ♡*

In the name of Allah, The Most Beneficial, The Most Merciful.

The things we do for the people dear to us, the sacrifices we make for our loved ones, are indeed plenty. In love stories and songs, we hear things like (though exaggerated of course) ‘one will even cross the seven seas, or runaway & leave everything behind etc implying that anything can be done when love exist.

As muslims, we owe this type of love to only Allah (swt) and His messenger (saw), and as the topic implies, we’ll be limiting ourselves here to the prophet (saw).

Allah (swt) says about him (saw):

“It may be that you will kill yourself with grieve that they do not become believers. (26:3). Yes, that is who he was (saw)! He cared too much about

his ummah becoming muslims, in order to protect them from a bad end (hell fire) & its the fruits of His labour that we are enjoying today, with approximately 1.9 billion muslims all over the world, and the freedom to practice islam in almost everywhere

around the globe.

On that day of Qiyamah, when everyone will be too occupied with his troubles to be bothered about others, a day when a mother will refuse her helpless child just one good deed of hers! On such a day, the rasulullah (saw) will be on his knees, making sujud to Allah, crying out to Allah to save his ummah.

Anas radi Allahu ‘anhu (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Prophet ﷺ said,

“None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all of mankind.” (Bukhari).

This love of the prophet (saw) manifests in our actions because the more you love a person, the more you do things like him and obeying him becomes natural. Will we claim to love someone and do the exact opposite of what he commands? And Allah (swt) has said:

“And whoever obeys the messenger has indeed obeyed Allah” [4:80]

“Indeed in the messenger of Allah you have a good example to follow” [33:21]

Our love for him (saw) should drive us to do things against our desires, making sacrifices as we do for our parents, children & other people we love. Indeed, our love for him will reach such a level only by going an extra-mile to learn about him; his relationships, his character, his worship of Allah etc. So please let’s try not to regard his actions as just sunnah (something by the way that is not obligatory) but rather as ‘The Sunnah’ (that which is the ultimate).

And as we already know, nothing we do in islam of good will be of waste:

“Whoever revives an aspect of my Sunnah that is forgotten after my death, he will have a reward equivalent to that of the people who follow him, without it detracting in the least from their reward.” (Tirmidhi- a hasan hadeeth).

May Allah (swt) help us on this mission of ours, ameen.

Al-Haqq

Al-Haqq- The Absolute Truth

Haqq comes from the root haa-qaaf-qaaf, which points to three main meanings. The first meaning is to be true, genuine, substantial and real. The second main meaning is to be right and to be suitable to the requirements of wisdom and justice. The third is to be established as fact, to be unavoidable and to happen without doubt. The forth main meaning is to be proper and to be in accord with the needs of the situation.

The truth is a value, whereas justice means the truth being put into action. Haqq refers to the One He acts in accord with the needs of every situation. He cannot but exist and His essence is unavoidable, every truth comes from Al-Haqq!

Al-Haqq Himself says: And say: ‘The Truth is from your Lord.’ Then whosoever wills, let him believe, and whosoever wills, let him disbelieve…[Quran, 18:29] … So, after the truth, what else can there be, save error?…[Quran, 10:32].. And say: ‘Truth has come and falsehood has vanished. Surely, falsehood is ever bound to vanish. [Quran, 17:81]

The Absolute Truth, The Reality— on nine occasions in the Quran. Al-Haqq is true in and of Himself and in His attributes; His existence is undeniable and nothing else can exist except through Him. His words are truth; the meeting with Him is truth; His Messengers are truth; His Books are truth; His religion is the Truth; the worship of Him Alone, with no partners or associates, is the Truth; everything that has to do with Him is truth! [Tayseer al-Kareem al-Rahmaan fi Tafseer Kalaam al-Mannaan, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Sa’di]

Being truthful doesn’t just mean speaking the truth, it also means seeking honesty in all your actions. It means you can never hide the truth and you should abide by the truth, even if it is against your personal interests.  Al Haqq Himself instructs us:  And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know [it]. [Quran, 2:42] The Prophet salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, who was knows as as-Sadeeq al-Ameen, the truthful and trustworthy, is our true example!

Knowing the promise of Al-Haqq is true and firmly believing in this is an amazing comfort for the troubled heart. Whereas standing up for the truth may bring hardship, the promise of ease is true; verily, with hardship there is ease[Surah ash-Sharh] Remain steadfast by knowing the reward of Al-Haqq is just and true. They tried to tempt the Prophet salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam with power, but he stood by the truth and he conquered Mekkah 23 years after he was forced to leave it.

May Allah open our eyes to see the truth, make us true in our words and action and protect us from any form of falsehood. Ameen

This week’s dua

Assalaam alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh sisters.

Welcome back to our weekly dua. *This week’s dua:*

رَبِّ هَبْ لِي حُكْمًا وَأَلْحِقْنِي بِالصَّالِحِينَ. وَاجْعَلْ لِي لِسَانَ صِدْقٍ فِي الْآخِرِينَ. وَاجْعَلْنِي مِنْ وَرَثَةِ جَنَّةِ النَّعِيمِ. وَلَا تُخْزِنِي يَوْمَ يُبْعَثُونَ

Rabbi habli hukman wa alhiqni bissaliheen. Waj al lisana sidqin fil akhariin. Waj alni miw warathati jannatin naeem. Wa la tukhzini yaum yub’athuun.

[And he said], “My Lord, grant me authority and join me with the righteous. And grant me a reputation of honor among later generations. And place me among the inheritors of the Garden of Pleasure. And do not disgrace me on the Day they are [all] resurrected

Ameen ya Allah.

-Sura Ash-Shu’ara, Ayah 83-85, 87

Ruling on Fasting Sitta shawwal

🎀 Fatwa Regarding Women 🎀

*Fasting Sitta Shawwal before making up mised ramadan fast*

Q: If someone misses ten days of fasting in Ramadan due to a Shar‘y (Islamic legal) excuse, and then fasts the six days of Shawwal after Ramadan without making up for the missed days of Ramadan, will they attain the Thawab (reward from Allah) promised for fasting the whole month of Ramadan then following it with fasting the six days of Shawwal? Will it be as if they have fasted for the whole year? Guide us, and may Allah reward you with the best.

(Fatwa no. 2264Q)

A: Determining the rewards of the deeds performed by a servant of Allah is the special domain of Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He). If a servant seeks the reward of Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He), and exerts themselves in their obedience to Allah, their reward will not be lost. Allah (Exalted be He) says: …certainly We shall not make the reward of anyone who does his (righteous) deeds in the most perfect manner to be lost. Anyone who still has missed days of Ramadan which they need to make up for should first fast them, and then fast the six days of Shawwal. Following the Sawm (Fast) of Ramadan with six days of Shawwal will not be fulfilled unless one has first completed the Sawm of Ramadan.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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