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14
Aug

An Introduction to the Lord of the Worlds – Day 14

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

[So, I write that I’m going to continue this series because I’m enjoying learning about the Names of Allah. After this, I get a flood of comments asking me to continue the series.

Did I miss something?]

The dua (supplication) which I referred to in yesterday’s post is as follows:

[Congratulations to the one who guessed it correctly.]

ما يمنعك أن تسمعي ما أوصيك به ؟ أن تقولي إذا أصبحت و إذا أمسيت : يا حي يا قيوم برحمتك أستغيث ، أصلح لي شأني كله ، و لا تكلني إلى نفسي طرفة عين

Anas ibn Malik (radiallahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said to Fatima (radiallahu anha): “What prevents you from listening to what I have advised you with, or saying at the onset of every morning and evening: “O Ever Living One, O Self Sustaining One, by Your Mercy I seek assistance, rectify for me all my affairs, and do not leave me to myself even for the blink of any eye.” [Sahih At-Targhib Wat-Tarhib, Hadeeth No. 661]

What can we learn from this hadeeth?

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13
Aug

An Introduction to the Lord of the Worlds – Day 13

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

7) Unlike the creation, Allah is Ever Living and will never die.

That might seem terribly obvious but again, our actions belie our words.

When one looks at some people and how much they run after this dunya (worldly life), one can only wonder if they truly believe that they will die one day.

And let’s be honest: Don’t many of us avoid thinking about death? Don’t we like to pretend that it will never come?

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12
Aug

An Introduction to the Lord of the Worlds – Day 12

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

6) We are not benefitting Allah with our worship rather we are only benefitting ourselves.

Some people ask: ‘Will Allah even care if we worship Him? Does He even need our prayers?”

[Note: This is not a proper way of talking about the Lord of the Worlds. I’m just quoting what they’re saying.]

This is something many of the disbelievers bring up as an excuse in order to avoid worshipping Allah. They’ll keep point out that Allah doesn’t need our worship.

I mentioned in an earlier post that Allah doesn’t need our worship. However, He has ordered us to worship Him which is why we need to obey Him.

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12
Aug

KIU Free Fiqh of Fasting Webinar (starting tonight!)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Knowledge International University is offering two live (free) webinars on the Fiqh of Fasting.

Webinar 1: Introduction to Fiqh of Fasting

Friday 12th August, 10:30PM Saudi Time by Assim Al Hakeem

[That’s 11:30 PM UAE time and 7:30 PM GMT.]

Webinar 2: Contemporary Issues to Fiqh of Fasting

Sunday 14th August, 4:30PM Saudi Time by Shaikh Saad Ash-Shethry

[[That’s 5:30 PM UAE time and 1:30 PM GMT.]

There’s no registration required.

How can you listen in?

Just go to the KIU website and click on the live session link. You’ll find it on the main page.

This is a good opportunity for all of us to review what we already know and learn more, insha-Allah.

11
Aug

An Introduction to the Lord of the Worlds – Day 11

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

[This post picks up from where yesterday’s post left off.]

4) One needs to be moderate in the issue of rizq (sustenance).

Moderate, you say?

Yes, meaning that one should not be either of the two extremes:

a) Not striving for rizq under the guise of “tawakkul” (relying upon Allah alone).

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10
Aug

An Introduction to the Lord of the Worlds – Day 10

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

[This post picks up from where yesterday’s post left off.]

6) There is a difference between the Names of Allah and His Attributes.

[Note: I’m translating this portion from my teacher Ustadh Azeez Farhan’s class notes on Aqeedah Al-Wasitiyyah.

Haven’t heard of him, say the UAE folks? That’s sad because he’s one of the most knowledgeable people in the country.

Obviously, he lectures in Arabic. Here’s his website.]

What is the difference?

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9
Aug

An Introduction to the Lord of the Worlds – Day 9

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

[Sorry, the editing is not too good today as I’m out of time and I need to sleep.]

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that Allah has more than 99 Names as He has Names which He has kept to Himself.

2) What about the Names of Allah which have been revealed in the Quran and the Sunnah*? Are they only 99 or more than that?

[*Those are the only two places where we can get the Names of Allah.]

Well, I’ve read two opinions on this.

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8
Aug

An Introduction to the Lord of the Worlds – Day 8

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Okay, I’ll pick up from where I left off yesterday.

So, the question was why a murderer who applied tawheed would eventually enter Paradise but a kind, generous disbeliever (meaning he did not apply tawheed) would never enter Paradise.

This is an issue that many people cannot understand and I’ll tell you why. It’s because they look at it from their perspective – therefore murder seems worse than shirk.

However, one needs to ask what the worst sin is, in the SIGHT OF ALLAH. Then one can get the correct perspective.

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7
Aug

An Introduction to the Lord of the Worlds – Day 7

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

[Please excuse the bad editing. WordPress tends to behave like a drama queen sometimes.]

8. He is the One who has prohibited that any partners be attributed to Him in any way whatsoever and He will not forgive the one who dies attributing partners to Him.

Let’s go though this step by step:

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