Archives: Belief

“Why Did you Become Muslim”?

July 8, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

One of the guys at work was asking me why I became Muslim and I told him it is the path I must follow. I don’t know sometimes what I should say, for me it is the path I must follow. What can I say to someone; I don’t want to push what I believe, • Read More »

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Suffering From Waswas (Insinuating Whispers) of the Shaytan About the Essence of Allah

July 8, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

A man is experiencing waswas (insinuating whispers) from the Shaytan (devil) having to do with Allah, and he is very afraid of that. Praise be to Allah The questioner has mentioned this problem and is afraid of its consequences. I say to him, rejoice, for its consequences cannot be anything but good. By means of • Read More »

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Conditions of Laa ilaaha illa-Allaah

July 8, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

Can you please explain the conditions of Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah (knowledge, certainty, etc), and tell us the rulings on one who does not attain them and one who is ignorant of the meaning of Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah?   Praise be to Allaah. The conditions of Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah. Shaykh Haafiz al-Hukmi said in his poem • Read More »

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Ruling on saying “We are the children of Allaah”

July 8, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

What is the rulling on, when a Muslim say “We believe we are all children of Allah” Basing it on the weak Hadeeth (All creations are sustained by Allah). Please provide details of the ruling.   Praise be to Allaah. The hadeeth mentioned was narrated by al-Bazzaar and Abu Ya’la from Anas, and says, “All • Read More »

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Conditions of the acceptance of the Shahaadatayn

July 8, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

My question deal with a topic I heard in a khutbah. The Imam spoke about our khalimah. And he said it has conditions, that the ulama have given 9 or so, that you must have in order to gain access to jannah. He said just saying the words would not be enough. I wanted to • Read More »

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He has taken on the responsibility and feels anxious and depressed

July 8, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

Firstly, I am a young man, 20 years old, and am studying in the Faculty of Medicine. My father died recently, most of the responsibilities have fallen on my shoulders. I have a brother who is older than me but he is disabled. A few days ago I went through a psychological crisis. I started • Read More »

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Is the supplication, “O Allah, show us a bad day for them” regarded as reviling or inveighing against time?

July 8, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

Is the supplication, “O Allah, show us a bad day for them” regarded as reviling or inveighing against time?. Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: This supplication is not narrated in any report and we did not find it in any of the books of Sunnah. Secondly: There is nothing wrong with using these words in • Read More »

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Suspicious of Intentions of Person Who Gave Him Food

July 8, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

My question is the following: If you are presented with food or drink by somebody whom, from experience or objective judgment, you suspect is more likely to inflict you harm (such as sihr/blackmagic or physical harm), what should you do? Is rejecting the food or drink a sign of lack of true faith or Yaqin • Read More »

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Putting one’s trust in Allah and taking measures

July 8, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

There was a discussion about the issue of putting one’s trust in Allah (tawakkul) and taking measures; the trust of some of the righteous is like that of Maryam, to whom summer fruits used to come in the winter and vice versa without her taking any measures; rather she focused completely on worship. Please advise • Read More »

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What do the words hulool (incarnation) and ittihaad (union with the divine) mean?

July 3, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

When I read books about belief (‘aqeedah), I often come across refutations of those who believe in ittihaad (union with the divine), refutations of those who believe in wahdat al-wujood (“unity of being”), and so on. What is meant by hulool (incarnation) and ittihaad (union with the divine)?   Praise be to Allah. Hulool (incarnation) • Read More »

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There is no contradiction between the fact that Allah is more merciful to His slaves than a mother to her child and the fact that the disbeliever will abide in Hell for eternity

July 3, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

How are we to understand the words of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), “Allah is more merciful than this woman to her child”? For the Muslim woman is merciful towards her son, even if he is a disbeliever, so will Allah show mercy to His disbelieving slave? Does the fact • Read More »

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Is it permissible for the imam to say the basmalah (i.e., the phrase “Bismillah ir-Rahmaan ir-Raheem) out loud so as to soften the hearts of the worshippers?

July 3, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

Recently I was appointed as an imam in a mosque, temporarily, and I started to lead the people in prayer. According to the best of my knowledge, there are two opinions regarding the matter of saying the basmalah (i.e., the phrase “Bismillah ir-Rahmaan ir-Raheem (In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful)”) • Read More »

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He believes that Jesus is better than Muhammad and he impugns our Prophet

July 2, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

Why do you say that Muhammad is the best of God’s creation – I do not think so – because the best of God’s creation should have no sin, and that is someone other than Muhammad, because he committed many sins. The best of God’s creation is the one over whom Satan has no power, • Read More »

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He denies that Allah rose above His Throne and he is asking: where was Allah before He created the heavens and before He created the Throne?

July 2, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

There is someone who denies that Allah is above His creation and rose above His Throne, may He be glorified and exalted, and he always asks: where was Allah before He created the heavens, and before He created directions, and before He created the Throne?   Praise be to Allah. Firstly: In the answer to • Read More »

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He is asking about the worst of people and the worst in disbelief: is it Pharaoh or Abu Lahab?

July 2, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

I was discussing with my friend about who the worse person was in the sight of allah from bani Adam(AS) I said that firun was the worse person EVER because he claimed to be god and he rejected the 8 or 9 signs of musa and allah left his hody for mankind to reflect and • Read More »

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If a Muslim has doubts, will it harm him to ask about the truthfulness of some miracle?

July 2, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

If a Muslim has some doubts about Islam and the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), and he seeks to put his mind at rest regarding these doubts that are troubling him, so he asks about the soundness of reports that speak of a miracle that occurred at the hands of the • Read More »

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Commentary on the verse “Who made everything He has created good” [as-Sajdah 32:7]

July 2, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

I have a question that I have been thinking about for a while. What does Allah mean in verse 32:7? What does “Ahsana” mean? Does it mean that Allah made every creation good or perfect? If every creation of Allah is perfect, then what about human beings who are imperfect? Plus, if the creation is • Read More »

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Does it say anywhere in the Quran that Allah is perfect, with no shortcomings?

July 2, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

Hello, does the Quran state that Allah is perfect? If not, do Muslims believe that Allah I perfect? Praise be to Allah Firstly: The Muslims are unanimously agreed in their belief that Allah, may He be exalted, is possessed of the utmost perfection and that He is above all shortcomings, no matter how small or • Read More »

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Guidelines on taking means and measures

July 2, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

How can I know whether I have taken sufficient measures, so that I may feel that I have done all that I can, and now I can put my trust in Allah with peace of mind? In other words, what are the guidelines on taking means and measures? Some people say for example, “Tie it • Read More »

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