Charity (one solid ummah)

Asalamu ‘alaykum. Charity is an important aspect of our deen (way of life). As the ummah of Muhammad peace be upon him, we are ONE in all aspects. We pray to ONE God- Allah, we have ONE book (the Quran), and we face ONE direction when praying. Therefore, our brothers and sisters dilemmas are OURS as well. We are ONE body – brothers and sisters of one another.

Allah سبحانه وتعالى revealed:

إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ

“The believers are nothing else than brothers. So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allah, that you may receive mercy.” [Al-Hujjurat, 49:10]

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم also said about brotherhood (translation): “None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [Bukhari & Muslim]

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم described the Ummah as one body; if one member becomes sick then the other members of this one body will take care of the sick one (translation):

“The Believers, in their mutual love, mercy and compassion, are like one body: if one organ complained, the rest of the body develops a fever.” [Bukhari & Muslim]

It is important that we take into consideration today’s events in our world. The ummah is facing obstacles from every corner, and we are, much of the time, bystanders. We need to stop being bystanders and contribute in anyway we can. One way you can make a difference is to donate to causes that truly deliver the aid to the people in need. We have a great group of founders who have founded an organization that has truly, truly delivered the aid beyond believe. One such organization is OneSolidUmmah –> https://www.facebook.com/onesolidummah

http://www.onesolidummah.com

What have they done?- they’ve done so much, here are just a few things they’ve done:

-opened up a bakery to feed the families

-bought two buildings, one as apartments for the orphan families to live in and the widows, and the other as a building for learning the Quran

-bought backpacks for the children and clothes

-bought food for the families

-carpets for the buildings

-made orphan sponsorship readily available for those who’d like to sponsor orphans

-bought a van to transport children and their families to needed destinations

-made it possible with the permission of Allah to restore hope in the hearts of families (widows and orphans)

Don’t you want to be a part and a cause of the happiness of those orphans and widows? Don’t you want to be a neighbor with Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam?

Sahl ibn Sa’d reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The one who cares for an orphan and myself will be together in Paradise like this,” and he held his two fingers together.

Source: Sahih Bukhari 5659

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

سَهْلَ بْنَ سَعْدٍ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ أَنَا وَكَافِلُ الْيَتِيمِ فِي الْجَنَّةِ هَكَذَا وَقَالَ بِإِصْبَعَيْهِ السَّبَّابَةِ وَالْوُسْطَى

5659 صحيح البخاري كِتَاب الْأَدَبِ بَاب فَضْلِ مَنْ يَعُولُ يَتِيمًا

Here’s your chance! Donate to the above links in shaa Allah!

https:www.igiveonline.com/campaigns/helping-syrian-orphans/

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world hijab day!

Asalamu alaikum, a HUGE event is on its way in shaa Allah (God Wiling) and guess what it is? yep! you got it! World Hijab Day!! Now what in jannah is world hijab day? World Hijab Day is an event started by sister Nazma Khan to raise awareness and understanding among our ever growing communities. This is a day in which Muslims and Non Muslims alike, hijabis and non-hijabis alike are asked to observe the hijab for that day to get an insight into what it’s like to be wearing a hijab in a world that is growing each day. There have been many sentiments towards Muslims in the past decade, much more so than before. Many sisters are getting labeled, and both our Muslim brothers and sisters are being looked at with a suspicious eye. Why? simple- because people don’t understand why as Muslims we choose to do this. I being a sister who observes the hijab very well know what those sentiments are like. I have been asked (and not so kindly) many questions regarding the hijab, or more so why I wear it. I have been asked some of the following things out of ignorance, out of hate in some cases, and out of misunderstanding in others. Here are some of the questions: “Are you bald? is that why you wear this thing?” “did you get forced to wear this?” “do you take a bath/shower with that?” and comments like, “I smell something un-American” “go back to your country” “If I was the government I would put you all on an island and blow you up!” and soooo many others, but I think you get the point. I have brushed aside those comments and questions because I understand that most of those people who had said that to me were miss-educated at home and instilled with hate for “my kind.” Nonetheless we all now have one of the greatest opportunities to educate ourselves, to gain a bit of guidance and direction of what hijab is all about it. With that, I hope you enjoy world hijab day and I definitely hope that you will join and spread the word. FEBRUARY 1ST 2014- World Hijab Day, here we come!! 

ImageQuran, surah 33:59

 

The Weakest of Homes (Domestic Violence)

Asalamu alaikum. As muslims we should honor the sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam, therefore brothers protect your sisters/wives. Don’t abuse them, don’t be violent with them. Be KIND to them. And wives be kind to your husbands. you are both garments for each other. Don’t tear down your garments.

Dream

Asalamu alaikum,

Many of us dream, and some of us refuse to dream because we have already formed a mentality that we cannot make our dreams come true because they seem “too good to be true.” Well, it’s time to end that mentality. How dare we put an end to our dreams simply because we are not willing to work as hard to make them come true? Allah ‘aza wajal who split the moon in half (see suratul Qamar) is my lord and YOURS. If He has the power to make the moon split in half at the request of some mushrikeen then what do you think of a mu’min (believer) who asks him for something much simpler than that?! Of course He will not deny you and I our dreams. It has been said before, “If you wish Allah to grant you that which you love, then persist in doing that which He loves.” I know some dreams seem IMPOSSIBLE. But they’re not impossible. They’re just hard to reach. However, with effort, hard work, persistence, perseverance, and lots of faith, then Allah SWT will not neglect us in our duas. Sometimes we don’t see our dreams come true because perhaps we don’t see the bad effects it could have in the future and thus Allah swt replaces it with something better for us. So don’t lose hope so easily. If you’d like to start an orphanage, go ahead. Gather all your efforts and skills, put it to use! Start with bismillah, and start out small. If you’d like to feed the poor and start a restraunt, then go ahead!  Dreams are not impossible. With that I end that you all please make dua for me and the rest of the ummah, that Allah make our dreams come true if there is khayr in it. may Allah make us all successful. Now keep on dreaming and work your way towards that special and beautiful dream. Be a firm believer in Allah. Success lies with Him.