THE TURNING POINT.

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↪ *THE TURNING POINT 1 OF 2*
The hijrah did not only reshape the Arabs socially & politically, but reshaped global civilizations. Throughout the history of Islam, the migration was a transitional line between the two major eras, regarding the message of Islam; the era of Makkah & Madinah. In essence, this signified a transition from one phase to another, as follows:
1⃣ *Transition from the position of weakness*, where the non-believers of Makkah — particularly the people of Quraish — humiliated, tortured & killed Muslims, to the position of strength.
2⃣ *Transition from spreading Islam through individual Da’wah* to the spreading of Islam through institutionalized Da’wah, initiated by the state; The Muslim State began reaching out to Persia, Egypt, & the Byzantine Empire.
3⃣ *Transition from a position where Muslims represented a small group* of people, surrounded by enemies & threatened, to the position of a regional power with a strong central leadership & a large number of followers & allies.
4⃣ *Transition from being a simple Islamic group of believers, to being the Islamic Ummah (nation)*.A phase in which Islam was not only an act of worship, but a way of life. This was all encompassing politics, economy, social interactions etc. *This was the first time when Islam was looked upon as A COMPREHENSIVE RELIGION*.The Quranic revelations also bore witness to this transition; verses revealed in Makkah concentrated on Tawheed (the Oneness of Allah) while verse revealed in Madinah covered rules regarding Islamic life in general.There is no doubt whatsoever that the migration of Prophet Muhammad (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) to Madinah was the crucial event, which established the Islamic civilization.Hijrah no doubt, kindled the light of hope in the hearts of the early Muslims who set a shinning example for all Muslims, in every generation to emulate.
Hijrah, in essence is a process of transfer to a better situation.It does not mean to find a comfortable place where one would relax rather, it is a search for an environment more favourable to continuous & constructive effort. Immediately after reaching Madinah, the Prophet undertook the following all-embracing steps to establish a faithful & strong society.This is a significant aspect & important lesson to learn from Hijrah.
1⃣ *Masjid (Mosque)*: The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) first established a Masjid for the worship of Allah. He assisted in carrying the stones & building that small, humble but most powerful structure. This was the beginning, but soon other Masajid (mosques) were established around the world today.
2⃣ *Madrasah*(Islamic school & educational institution for the community): The first school under the supervision of the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) was the school of Suffah in the masjid.
3⃣ *Mu’akhah*:He established brotherhood on the basis of faith, not on the basis of tribes as they used to have prior to Islam; between the Muhajirun (Muslims who migrated from Makkah) & the Ansar (residents of Madinah who helped the Prophet & his Companions).
4⃣ *Intercommunity & Interfaith Relations*: Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) also established good relations with other communities living in Madinah. There was a large Jewish community as well as some other Arab tribes who had not accepted Islam.The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) prepared a Mithaq (a covenant or a constitution) for relations between these communities.
5⃣ *Cleaning the City*: Yathrib (previous name of Madinah) was a dirty city. When the Sahabah (Prophet’s Companions) came from Makkah to Madinah, many of them got sick & did not like that city. The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) asked them to clean the city & remove its dirt & filth. `Aishah, (radiallahuaniah) said: “We came to Madinah & it was the most polluted land of Allah.The water there was most stinking. (Al-Bukhari).
6⃣ *Water System in the City*: The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) asked the Sahabah to dig wells in different parts of the city. It is mentioned that more than 50 wells were opened in the city of Madinah & there was enough clean water for every-one.
7⃣ *Agriculture  & Gardening*: The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) encouraged the Sahabah to cultivate the land & make gardens. He told them that any-one who would cultivate any dead land, would own it. Many people started working & cultivating & soon there was enough food for every-one.
8⃣ *Poverty Eradication*: In a short period of time it happened that there were no poor people in Madinah. Everyone had enough and the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) used to give gifts to coming delegations.
9⃣ *Safety, Security, Law & Order*: Madinah became the safest city in the world. There were very few incidents of theft, rape, drunkenness or murder & they were immediately taken care of. In short, Hijrah teaches us that wherever Muslims go, they should bring goodness to that land. Muslims should work for both moral & material goodness of the society.
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🔄 *THE TURNING POINT 2 OF 2*
Allah, Most High, says, “Those who believe, and migrate and strive in Allah’s cause, with their goods and their persons, have the highest rank in the sight of Allah: they are indeed the successful people.Their Lord does give them glad tidings of a Mercy from Himself, of His good pleasure, and of Gardens where enduring pleasure will be theirs: They will dwell therein forever. Verily in Allah’s presence is a reward, the greatest (of all).” (9: 20-22). *In physical terms, Hijrah was a journey between two cities about 200 miles i.e from Mecca to Madinah (622 CE).In its grand significance, it marked the beginning of an era, a civilization, a culture & a history for the whole mankind*
Islam progressed not only from the physical Hijrah, but because Muslims took Hijrah seriously in all its aspects & dimensions. *Muslims chose Hijrah as the focal point to reckon their calendar during ‘Umar’s (radiallahuanihu) caliphacy.*That was because a case was referred to Ameer al-Mu’mineen ‘Umar (ra) concerning a contract that one man had with another, saying that what he owed him became due in Sha‘baan.
‘Umar said; Which Sha‘baan? The Sha‘baan of this year we are in now or of last year or of next year? Then, he summoned the Sahaabah & consulted them about adopting a calendar from which they could determine when debts became due and the likes.Some suggested adopting the Persian or the Byzantine calendar, birth of the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam), beginning of his mission, his migration (Hijrah) or from his death. *‘Umar (ra) was inclined to choose the date of the Hijrah because it is a major landmark for Islam & it was well known when it occurred & they all agreed*The point is that they made the beginning of the Islamic calendar the year of the Hijrah, & they made the first month of the Islamic year Muharram, as was narrated from them.This is the view of the majority of imams, so that people could conduct their businesses on that basis, with no confusion. See: al-Bidaayah wa’n-Nihaayah, 3/251-253. Further details https://islamqa.info/en/47672.
*“Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months(in a year),so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth;of them four are Sacred,(i.e. the 1st, the 7th, the 11th & the 12th months of the Islamic calendar).That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein”[9:36]*
1⃣ *Muharram (“Forbidden”*- it is one of the four months during which it is forbidden to wage war or fight)
2⃣ *Safar*(“Empty” or “Yellow”)
3⃣ *Rabia Awal* (“First spring”)
4⃣ *Rabia Thani* (“Second spring”)
5⃣ *Jumaada Awal* (“First freeze”)
6⃣ *Jumaada Thani* (“Second freeze”)
7⃣ *Rajab*(“To respect” – this is another holy month when fighting is prohibited)
8⃣ *Sha’ban* (“To spread & distribute”)
9⃣ *Ramadan* (“Parched thirst” – this is the month of daytime fasting)
*Shawwal*(“To be light & vigorous”)
1⃣1⃣ *Dhul-Qa’dah* (“The month of rest” – another month when no warfare or fighting is allowed)
1⃣2⃣ *Dhul-Hijjah* (“The month of Hajj” – this is the month of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, again when no warfare or fighting is allowed).              ⬇Download for free the Hijrah calendar, adhan & salah time on to your phones & computers from www.islamicfinder.org.
Should Muslims end the hijri year with prayers for forgiveness, fasting & tahajjud night? NO. http://islamqa.info/en/44021.
Ruling on offering congratulations at the beginning of the Hijri year http://islamqa.info/en/21290
Is hijrah obligatory for those who feel vulnerable in their religion?
http://islamqa.info/en/3021
Is it obligatory for those who embrace Islam in kaafir lands to migrate (hijrah)? http://islamqa.info/en/47672
The reason why Ramadan changes every year in relation to the Gregorian calendar http://islamqa.info/en/170701
“Zakaah year” & the hijri year  http://islamqa.info/en/207109
Can Muslims settle in kaafir countries for the sake of a better life? http://islamqa.info/en/13363.
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THE MONTH OF ALLAH.

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THE MONTH OF ALLAH.

The month of Allah is a great & blessed month. It is the first month of the Hijri year & is one of the sacred months:

“Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are Sacred, that is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein”[9:36]. Abu Bakr (radiallahu anihu) : the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “The division of time has turned to its original form which was current the day Allaah created the heavens and earth. The year consists of twelve months of which four are sacred: three consecutive months, Dhu’l-Qa’dah, Dhu’l-Hijjah, Muharram, and Rajab of Mudar which comes between Jumada and Sha’baan.” Bukhari.

Qataadah & Ibn ‘Abbaas said, “so wrong not yourselves therein” [9:36]: applies in all months, then Allah singled out 4-months, made them sacred, emphasize their sanctity & He made sin during these months more grave, & He made righteous deeds & the reward thereof greater.

Qataadah said: Allah has chosen elites from His creation: from among the angels He chose Messengers, from among mankind He chose Messengers, from among speech He chose remembrance of Him (dhikr), from among spaces on earth He chose the mosques, from among the months He chose Ramadan & the sacred months, from among days of the week He chose Friday (Jumu‘ah), from among days of the year he chose the 1st 10-days of Dhul Hijjah as the best  &  from among nights He chose Laylat al-Qadr. So, venerate that which has been chosen by Allah, for people of understanding & wisdom respect that which has been chosen by Allah. We should not confuse the months of Hajj (10th ,11th & 12th months: Shawwaal, Dhu’l-Qi’dah & Dhu’l-Hijjah) with the sacred months which are (the 1st, 7th, 11th & 12th months).

It is virtuous to observe a great deal of naafil (supererogatory) fasts during the month of Muharram. Abu Hurayrah (radiallahuanihu) : Messenger of Allah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “The best fast after Ramadan is in the month of Allah Muharram.” Muslim.

The phrase “the month of Allah (shahr Allah)” is indicative of the veneration this month deserves, as it is attributed to Allah. Al-Qaari said: What appears to be the case is that what is meant is the entire month of Muharram. This sacred & virtuous month (Muharram) also contains another virtuous day called ‘Ashoora’.Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “……fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ ” (10th day of Muharram) I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year that came before it.” Muslim.

It is proven that the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) never fasted any month in full apart from Ramadan. So, this hadeeth is to be understood as meaning that it is encouraged to fast a great deal during the month of Muharram, not to fast the entire month.Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) fasted a great deal during Sha‘baan, & perhaps the virtues of Muharram was not revealed to him until the end of his life, before he was able to fast during this month. Muslim.

LIFT THE FOG

FABRICATION. “Rajab is the month of Allah, Sha’ban is my month & Ramadan is the month of my Ummah (nation)”. http://islamqa.info/en/75394

The false notion that it is FORBIDDEN to get married in Muharram is falsehood of the SHIAS.  http://islamqa.info/en/193281

Recommendation to fast  Taasoo’a’ (9th day of Muharram) with ‘Ashoora’ (10th day of Muharram) http://islamqa.info/en/21785

Is it an innovation in the deen to fast on the 11th of Muharram as well as ‘Ashoora’? http://islamqa.info/en/128423

Does fasting  of ‘Ashoora’ expiate major sins? http://islamqa.info/en/21775

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‘ASHOORA’ : LIFT THE FOG

‘ASHOORA’ : LIFT THE FOG.
WHAT ‘ASHOORA’ IS.

Ibn abbass (radiallahuanihu): the prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) came to madeenah & saw the Jews fasting on the day of “ashoora” (10th day of Muharram).He said, “what is this? They said, this is a good day when Allah saved the children of Israel from their enemy & Musa (alehim salaam) fasted on this day.” He said, we are closer to Musa (alehim salaam) than you.” So, he fasted on this day & told the people to fast. Bukhari.
Abdullah ibn abbass (radiallahuanihu) said: when he (prophet) was told that this is a day that is venerated by the Jews & Christians. The Prophet(sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said, Next year, if Allah wills, we will fast on the 9th day as well”(to be different from the Jews & Christians).The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) passed away before then.Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “……fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year that came before it.” (Muslim). This is the only authentic basis of ASHOORA in Al-Islam.

WHAT ‘ASHOORA’ IS NOT.
IT IS NOT the day Adam (alehimsalaam) was created & forgiven. Not the day Ibrahim (alehimsalaam) was born & removed from fire. Not the day Ismail (alehimsalaam) was saved from being sacrificed. Not the day Yusuf (alehimsalaam) was returned to Yaqoob (alehimsalaam).Not the day Noah (alehimsalaam) was saved. Not the day Ayyub (alehimsalaam) was healed. Not the day Yunus (alehimsalaam) was saved from the belly of the fish. Not the day Jesus (alehimsalaam) was raised to the heavens. Not the day on which the Qiyaamah (Judgement) will take place. Not a specially blessed day to pay Zakah, slaughter an animal, prepare & eat a special food called “ashoora” nor a day to be particularly generous to one’s family & other people. Not a day for special celebration, applying surmah, kohl, taking special bath, putting on henna etc. It is not an evil day (ashoora) in an unlucky month (Muharram) that marriage or intercourse must be avoided. It is not a month in which we must avoid eating meat for the 1st 10- days, fast & mourn for 30-days of muharram. Not an evil day when the sky became red & was filled with blood because of the martyrdom of hussein (radiallahuanihu).Not a day of mourning, chest beating, wailing , eulogizing, TATBIR (CUTTING ONE’S BODY TILL IT BLEEDS) nor slapping ones face for the sake of the martyrdom of Hussein (radiallahuanihu).Not a day of visiting the grave or shrine of hussayn(radiallahuanihu) or of anyone. Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said “There are two qualities in people that are indicative of kufr: casting doubts on a person’s lineage, & wailing over the dead.” (Sahih Muslim). Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) also said “He is not one of us who strikes his cheeks, or tears his garment, or speaks the words of jahiliyyah.”(Muslim). Allahu Akbar!. The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) effectively excluded the Shia (Rafidah, kufaar) cult & any other who wail & eulogise the dead from this Ummah. Therefore, they are Kufaar.
All these & other similar whims & fancies are FABRICATIONS, BID’A, SHIRK OF THE WOLVES IN SHEEP CLOTHINGS (SHIAS,KUFAAR).This is an attempt to show their remorse for their gruesome killing of Al- hussayn (radiallahuanihu); the grandson of the prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) at Karbala.
Fast ashoora in commemoration of the Sunnah of Musa (alehimsalaam) & Muhammad (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) & not in commemoration of the martyrdom of Hussein (radiallahuanihu).Don’t celebrate the shirk, shame & blood shed of the shias. The “ashoora” of Islam (Qur’an & authentic sunnah) is totally different from the ashoora of shias (kufaar).The only commonality is the name “ashoora”.

LIFT THE FOG

shia-shirk-6Ruling on not eating meat for the 1st 10-days of Muharram.http://islamqa.info/en/224509
Ruling on Annual anniversary for the dead (Hussein (radiallahuanihu). http://islamqa.info/en/9055
Forbidding marriage or intercourse in Allah’s month Muharram is falsehood of the SHIAS (KUFAAR) :http://islamqa.info/en/193281
Ruling on mourning in Islam. http://islamqa.info/en/1333.
Recommendation to fast Taasoo’a’ (9th day of Muharram) with ‘Ashoora’ (10th day of Muharram) http://islamqa.info/en/21785
Is it an innovation in the deen to fast on the 11th of Muharram as well as ‘Ashoora’? http://islamqa.info/en/128423
Does fasting of ‘Ashoora’ expiate major sins? http://islamqa.info/en/21775
All you need to know about shias. Tap this link.http://www.freequraan.org.uk/shiites-shiism.html
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