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When a child sneezes say “Baarak Allahu feek”
Shaykh Saalih al Fawzaan ﻪﻈﻔﺣ ﻪﻠﻟﺍ said:
As for the young (child), if he sneezes it is not said to him: “May Allaah have mercy on you” (yarhamuk Allah) rather he supplicates for him with blessings. Therefore it is said (to the child): “Baarak Allaahu Feek” (May Allaah bless you) because a young child sneezed in the company of the Prophet ﻰﻠﺻ ﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﻢﻠﺳﻭ and he said: “Baarak Allaahu Feek”.
As collected by Al Hafidh As Salafee
And he (Muhammad ﻰﻠﺻ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻢﻠﺳﻭ ) commanded the young child to praise Allaah whenever he sneezes from the viewpoint of teaching.
[ ﺡﺮﺷ ﺔﻣﻮﻈﻨﻣ ﺔﻴﻋﺮﺸﻟﺍ ﺏﺍﺪﻟﺁﺍ 082 ]


Be a thankful servant

Do you know that in some hospitals; OXYGEN is administered at the rate of N/$4,500.00 per hour for adults and N/$3,000.00 per hour for children?
Now; if adults were to be placed on oxygen for a whole day; the bill will be N/$108,000.00. If this is extended to a month; the amount becomes N/$3.24 million. For one year; it will be N/$38.88 million.
The next time we are tempted to think that Allah seems to be unkind to us;( Waiyasu Bilahi) let us remember this: He gives each of us more than N/$3Million monthly benefits of Oxygen without payment. Always be thankful to Allah.
Like now I thank Allah for giving me breath to send this and *I also thank Allah for giving you this time to read this and finally I thank Allah for giving you the opportunity to share this with your friends
Thank you Allah for everything



Asalam Alaykum



Praise be to Allah

This ayah taught me:
If Allah Saves you from anything bad, do not say it is because of my Fajr prayer or my charity, or my Adhkaar. But say: “Allah Has Saved me by His Mercy.” 

فَلَمَّا جَاءَ أَمْرُنَا نَجَّيْنَا صَالِحًا وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَعَهُ بِرَحْمَةٍ مِّنَّا وَمِنْ خِزْيِ يَوْمِئِذٍ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ الْقَوِيُّ الْعَزِيزُ                                               

{So when Our command came, We saved Swaleh and those who believed with him, by mercy from Us, and [saved them] from the disgrace of that day. Indeed, it is your Lord who is the Powerful, the Exalted in Might.} Surah Hud, 66.
🌺🍃Have a pleasant day


Daily Hadith

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Let one of you not consider any good to be insignificant. If he has nothing, then let him meet his brother with a smiling face. If you buy some meat or cook something in a pot, then increase its broth, and serve some of it to your neighbor.”

Reference : Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1833
In-book reference : Book 25, Hadith 49
English translation : Vol. 3, Book 23, Hadith 1833


Performing Hajj is obligatory

BismilLah*. Hajj (the Pilgrimage to Makkah) is the fifth pillar of Islam. The Prophet (sallallahu’ alayhi wa sallam meaning: may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Islam has been built upon five pillars: declaring that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; the establishment of salaah (five compulsory daily prayers; the payment of zakaah (obligatory charity); the Hajj (pilgrimage to the House of Allah, if one is able); and sawm of Ramadan (fasting in the month of Ramadan).” (Bukhari 1/ 7). This final pillar of Islam is obligatory, at least once in a lifetime, upon all sane Muslims, who reach the age of puberty, and are physically and financially able to make the journey. Allah the Almighty tells us in His Book: “… And Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) to the House (Ka‘bah) is a duty that mankind owes to Allah, those who can afford the expenses (for conveyance, provision and residence); and whoever disbelieves (i.e. denies Hajj, then he is a disbeliever of Allah), then Allah stands not in need of any of the ‘Alâmin (mankind and jinn).” (Qur’an 3:97). To be continued in Shaa Allah May Allah guide all those performing hajj this year, accept their hajj, forgive their sins and protect them from any satanic influences. Aameen.


Al- Fatiha

This Surah is called Al-Fatihah, that is, the Opener of the Book, the Surah with which prayers are begun. It is also called, Umm Al-Kitab (the Mother of the Book), according to the majority of the scholars. In an authentic Hadith recorded by At-Tirmidhi, who graded it Sahih, Abu Hurayrah said that the Messenger of Allah said,
‏« ُﺪْﻤَﺤْﻟﺍ ِﻪﻠﻟ َﺏَﺭ َﻦﻴِﻤَﻟﺎَﻌْﻟﺍ ُّﻡُﺃ ِﻥﺁْﺮُﻘْﻟﺍ ُّﻡُﺃَﻭ ِﺏﺎَﺘِﻜْﻟﺍ ُﻊْﺒَّﺴﻟﺍَﻭ ﻲِﻧﺎَﺜَﻤْﻟﺍ ُﻥﺁْﺮُﻘْﻟﺍَﻭ ُﻢﻴِﻈَﻌْﻟﺍ ‏»
(Al-Hamdu lillahi Rabbil-Alamin is the Mother of the Qur'an, the Mother of the Book, and the seven repeated Ayat of the Glorious Qur'an.)
It is also called Al-Hamd and As-Salah, because the Prophet said that his Lord said,
‏« ُﺖْﻤَﺴَﻗ َﺓﺎَﻠَّﺼﻟﺍ ﻲِﻨْﻴَﺑ َﻦْﻴَﺑَﻭ ﻱِﺪْﺒَﻋ ،ِﻦْﻴَﻔْﺼِﻧ ﺍَﺫِﺈَﻓ َﻝﺎَﻗ ﻪﻠﻟِﺩُﺪْﻤَﺤْﻟﺍ:ُﺪْﺒَﻌْﻟﺍ ِّﺏَﺭ ،َﻦﻴِﻤَﻟﺎَﻌْﻟﺍ َﻝﺎَﻗ :ُﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻲِﻧَﺪِﻤَﺣ ﻱِﺪْﺒَﻋ ‏»
The prayer (i.e., Al-Fatihah) is divided into two halves between Me and My servants.’ When the servant says, All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of existence,' Allah says, 'My servant has praised Me.')
Al-Fatihah was called the Salah, because reciting it is a condition for the correctness of Salah - the prayer. Al-Fatihah was also called Ash-Shifa' (the Cure).
It is also called Ar-Ruqyah (remedy), since in the Sahih, there is the narration of Abu Sa
id telling the the story of the Companion who used Al-Fatihah as a remedy for the tribal chief who was poisoned. Later, the Messenger of Allah said to a Companion,
‏« ﺎَﻣَﻭ َﻚﻳِﺭْﺪُﻳ ﺎَﻬَّﻧَﺃ ٌﺔَﻴْﻗُﺭ ‏»
(How did you know that it is a Ruqyah)
Al-Fatihah was revealed in Makkah as Ibn Abbas, Qatadah and Abu Al-Aliyah stated. Allah said,
ْﺪَﻘَﻟَﻭ﴿ َﻚـَﻨْﻴَﺗﺍﺀ ﺎًﻌْﺒَﺳ َﻦِّﻣ ﴾ﻲِﻧﺎَﺜَﻤْﻟﺍ
(And indeed, We have bestowed upon you the seven Mathani) (seven repeatedly recited verses), (i.e. Surat Al-Fatihah) (15:87). Allah knows best.


Will Allah help me and forgive me?

I was young and I did silly things doing bad habits that are against islam, I was quite islamic before this happened which is what makes it worse for me . I made friends with people that were non-muslims and I was convinced that if there was a god then he wouldn’t make my life so hard. Everytime I did something bad I felt guilty but I did it to supress emotional pain because I was suffering from depression . Everytime I did it I felt worse, then did it again to make myself feel better . Then I just thought STOP , this has to end. I had tried to reach out for help from people including my doctor but they made me feel worse or they didn’ t care. I was at a very low point in my life and if I think about what I did even though people have done worse I feel sick. I dropped all of my friends and I was left with no one. I spent so many days just doing nothing, I was convinced that there would be no hope. I prayed to allah to make my life better, I prayed that I would meet someone that would help me . I made a good friend online and then a few months later someone else came to me with marriage interest who is a muslim.
All of this was kind of sudden for me , I felt wrong and strange accepting with my past. I know that I am not like that anymore and that I have done wrong. But because its been such a big gap between the time that I did good and the time I stopped I am going to find it hard to get back into regular praying and wearing hijjab . Just to clarify I have never smoked, drank alcohol or ate pork . But I have done other things that are stupid and I stopped praying. I just want to know that despite what I have done , how can I undo it when I can ‘t . I don ‘t think allah will forgive me. And because I don’t have any friends I don’t really have anyone to discuss about islam that can help me , because I know I don’t do those things anymore but I am like a blank canvas I don’ t know where to start and I’m not convinced allah will forgive me .
I think marriage is a good thing for me but I am afraid that since I am just now getting my life back on track whether marriage will help me or not . I prayed to allah so I know that this is what he wants and the boy cares about me. I just don’t want to be doing the wrong thing at such a critical point in my life getting into adulthood . What has happened is in the past and I want to move forward . Will Allah forgive me ? and how do I change for good. Where should I start in getting re- educated with islam because its been a long time and can any of you help me ?
Salam Alaykum Sister,
Allahumdiallah Allah (swt ) has guided you back to the right path . The fact that you been guided back already shows Allah ( Swt) Mercy and love towards you.
The past is the past stop dwelling in it . Nothing you can do can change what you have done. But just imagine it as a trial and you passed and you came back to your lord. Imagine there a lot of people who sin yet they get further and further away from their lord . You have instead felt guilt (which is a very good sign) and you have came back to the right path.
Allah (swt ) wrote in his book which he keeps with him in jannah , that his Mercy on servants shall prevail over is wrath .
So never loose hope . Don’ t look back just thank god for every day you have left to ask for his forgiveness and mercy is a blessing for you.
Ps. For the marriage topic . I think it would be better for you to get married because Marriage completes half our deen . And you also said you needed a friend to speak to about islam. So why not marry a muslim guy and practise together and confide in him your questions and worry?
I think it would be the best thing , you can have a best friend and Husband and you can work towards pleasing your lord.
& don’t bring up your past to your husband . Your sins are only supposed to be kept between your lord and you.
Hopefully everything works well for you sister, I wish you the best .
May Allah ( swt ) forgive us all.
Wa Alaykum Wa Salam


Adhan and Iqama

The time interval between first and second Athaan for Friday prayer_

❓How long the difference between 1st and 2nd Azan during Friday prayer?
All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

We have already mentioned the ruling of the first Athaan that was introduced by ‘Uthmaan  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him in Fatwa 86806. The second Athaan for the Friday prayer is when the Imaam gets on the pulpit, and the first Athaan is before it.

As regards the time interval between them, then some scholars are of the view that the first is when the time of the prayer starts. Al-‘Ayni, in his interpretation of Abu Daawood, said: “Al-Qaadhi Abdul Wahhaab said in Al-Ma’oonah: the Friday prayer has two Athaans, one of them is at the time when the sun is at its meridian [i.e. the time of the beginning of Thuhr prayer], which was the one that was introduced by ‘Uthmaan  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him when the number of people increased very much, and there was a need for more means to inform them, and the second Athaan is when the Imaam sits on the pulpit.”

Ibn Qudaamah  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said in Ash-Sharh Al-Kabeer: “The first Athaan is recommended as soon as the time of the prayer starts, which was made a Sunnah by ‘Uthman  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him and the Muslim Ummah acted in accordance to it after him, and this Athaan is for informing about the beginning of the time of the prayer, and the second is to inform about the Khutbah (Friday sermon), and the third (i.e. the Iqaamah)  is to inform about the commencement of the prayer.”

Ibn Hajar  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said: “Based on the above, it is clear that ‘Uthmaan introduced it in order to inform the people about the beginning of the time of the prayer.” [Fat-h Al-Baari]

Hence, the time difference between the two Athaans would be the time between the beginning of the time of the prayer and the coming of the Imaam who would deliver the Khutbah. This varies from one Imaam to another; some of them do not delay and some of them delay a little bit.

Some contemporary jurists are of the view that the first Athaan is about one hour or 45 minutes or close to that before the second Athaan. This is the view chosen by Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him as he said: “The first Athaan is about one hour or 45 minutes or so before the coming of the Imaam…”. He criticized scrutinizing the time between the two Athaans and said that it is only a few minutes between them. He said: “For many generations, scholars approved that the first Athaan be before the second by 45 minutes or 60 minutes, and the people followed this, so do not scrutinize, let the people follow what they have been following. Even if we assume that it is confirmed that the interval between the first Athaan and the second one at the time of ‘Uthman  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him was five or ten minutes, then the time now is different; Al-Madeenah was then small, smaller than the villages of today, but today Al-Madeenah is a big city and a person needs time to come from the farthest end of the city to the Masjid, so the first Athaan should be called before the second by a time interval that gives people the chance to prepare themselves and come.”

Shaykh Ibn Baaz  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said nearly the same thing as he estimated the time between them to “half an hour or so, or an hour,” as in the Fataawa Noorun ‘Ala Ad-Darb. He also said, “It is appropriate for the first Athaan not to be too far apart from the second so that people would be made aware and come forward to the prayer early before the Imaam who would give the Khutbah enters, and this is before the second Athaan by about half an hour or so.”

Allaah Knows best


Adhan And Iqamsh

Is the Athaan of the one whose ‘Awrah is exposed valid?_

❓Is concealing the ‘Awrah stipulated in calling the Athaan?

🌹All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad , is His slave and Messenger.

It is not stipulated for the validity of the Athaan (i.e. call for prayer) that the Mu’athin (i.e. one who calls to prayer) has to conceal his ‘Awrah (i.e. from the navel to the knees for a man and the entire body for a woman) while calling the Athaan. Imaam Zakaryaa’ Al-Ansaari  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him in Asnaa Al-Mataalib: “The Athaan and Iqaamah of one who is Junub (i.e. in a state of ritual impurity) are valid even if one is in the mosque and his ‘Awrah is exposed. Doing something prohibited does not affect other things because what is meant (by the Athaan) is the declaration (that it is time for prayer) and it was done while the prohibition was for another thing, which is the sacredness of the mosque and exposing one’s ‘Awrah.” 

Allaah Knows best.