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xx How To Deal With Evil-Minded People,
June 01, 2019, 06:58:47 PM by Success Writer
Ramadan 1440 AH/2019: How To Deal With Evil-Minded People
 By Murtadha Gusau



    What usually happens is that when people see that you are busy seeking Allah’s pleasure by doing many good deeds, then they will start taunting you that you cannot go to Paradise (Jannah) because you don’t belong to this group or that. The way people come up with their self-invented theories on who can go to Paradise (Jannah) and who will be deprived is absurd.


Saturday, Ramadan 27, 1440 AH (June 1, 2019)

All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all creation. May Allah extol the mention of the Prophet in the highest company of Angels and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, his family, his Companions and all those who follow him exactly till the Day of Judgement.

Dear brothers and sisters! Allah the Almighty says:

“Quite a number of the People of the Book (Ahlul Kitab) wish they could turn you (people) back to infidelity after you have believed, out of their inner selfish envy, after the truth has become manifest to them: But forgive and overlook, till Allah accomplish His purpose; for Allah Has power over all things.” [Qur’an, 2:109]

My people! When I read the above Qur’anic verse (Ayah) I felt that it is giving us a solution to one of our topmost problems – dealing with negative minded people!

You must have experienced that it is so much easier to make goals than to act on them. And when you analyse the reason for it, you will see that most of the time, the barriers that hold us back are not physical but emotional. Because we keep getting disturbed by other people’s behaviour, and sometimes it puts such a burden on our hearts, that we do not feel the motivation or enthusiasm, which we need to work towards our goals, with consistency and discipline. But how are we supposed to deal with these things?

For example, sometimes people can be in very tough situations where they are surrounded by animosity, hatred, envy and jealousy from others. Now imagine that if you are immersed in such an environment where people cannot bear to see you happy, where they are bent on letting you down whenever they get a chance, where they are constantly thinking and planning to harm you, then it can be extremely painful to endure, and you might start thinking to retaliate and reciprocate their evil attitude… but no!! You cannot stoop to their level, because you have to maintain your good character. So what are we supposed to do? If you see in the above verse (Ayah), Allah has given us two key words to deal with all negative minded people:

– Forgive.

– Forget.

So don’t keep blaming them, just forgive and put your affairs in Allah’s hands. Keep reporting them to Allah. Let Him take care of them.

And second, instead of focusing on every hurtful word they say, just forget it, because there are far better things that should be occupying your thoughts; and what are these?

“And be steadfast in prayer and regular in charity: And whatever good you send forth for your souls before you, you shall find it with Allah: for Allah sees Well all that you do.” [Qur’an, 2:110]

So another pair of key words for us to inscribe on our hearts!!

– Salah.

– Zakah.

Seek the closeness and protection of Allah by praying with deep love and concentration, and experience the deeply satisfying pleasure, of helping the needy, through giving zakah.

And what should be the driving force behind everything that you do? Again two things to remember from the above verse (Ayah):

Whatever good you do is for your own benefit, and as no favour to anyone!

Whatever good you do, you will find it with Allah; hence no need to find approval from people.

What usually happens is that when people see that you are busy seeking Allah’s pleasure by doing many good deeds, then they will start taunting you that you cannot go to Paradise (Jannah) because you don’t belong to this group or that. The way people come up with their self-invented theories on who can go to Paradise (Jannah) and who will be deprived is absurd.

“And they say, ‘No one shall enter paradise except one who is a Jew or a Christian.’ Those are their [false] hopes! Say, ‘Produce your evidence, should you be truthful.” [Qur’an, 2:111]

The answer to this crazy attitude is in this verse (Ayah):

“Yes! whoever submits himself entirely to Allah and he is the doer of good (to others) he has his reward from his Lord, and there is no fear for him nor shall he grieve.” [Qur’an, 2:112]

So remember two things:

– Submission to Allah.

– Unconditional goodness towards His creation.

What will be the reward? Freedom from two things:

– Fear.

– Sadness.

So it all boils down to one thing: having a positive outlook in life. And it cannot happen until we learn to ignore the negative things. Acquiring a positive attitude cannot happen like magic, rather we have to develop in into our characters through pondering on the words of Qur’an and acting on its timeless advice.

And all praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. May the peace, blessings and salutations of Allah be upon our noble Messenger, Muhammad, and upon his family, his Companions and his true followers.

Wassalam Alaikum.

Written by your brother, Imam Murtadha Muhammad Gusau, from Okene, Kogi State, Nigeria. He can be reached through: [email protected] or +2348038289761.
clip Ramadan 1440 AH/2019: Love In Islam, By Murtadha Gusau
May 28, 2019, 10:13:33 PM by 9ja4real

Ramadan 1440 AH/2019: Love In Islam, By Murtadha Gusau


 


Premium Times May 28, 2019 Ramadan 1440 AH/2019: Love In Islam, By Murtadha Gusau2019-05-28T20:53:55+00:00 Columns, Opinion Comment

Tuesday, Ramadan 23, 1440 AH (May 28, 2019)

In The Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all creation. May Allah extol the mention of the Prophet in the highest company of Angels and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, his family, his Companions and all those who follow him exactly till the Day of Judgement.

Dear brothers and sisters! Know that love is a great feeling. It is the emotion that makes the world go round. It is the feeling that makes many people suffer and rejoice. It is a feeling that makes us laugh and cry at the same time. Love is everything. It is the only emotion that can soften a hardened heart. Love can make enemies friends and friends enemies. Love can prevent wars. Love can start wars. Love can make us do crazy things. But what exactly is love?

My respected people! Philosophers will never give you a simple answer. They will say love is a commitment and choice to be by someone and create a future together. Physicists will say its the exchange of chemicals; maybe the exchange of electrons. An Anthropologist will say love is the agreement to support each other for survival. A lustful person will define love as sex and the release of chemicals. A nun will say love is devotion and caring for others more than self. Everyone has a different definition of love according to their expression of love. But the true definition of “Marital Love” is only understood by true lovers who have been together for a long time, having withstood the trials of life.

That brings us to the real question. What is real love? In my definition, real love is when you plan to have a future with someone you enjoy being around with. You accept them for what and who they are now. You want to give your heart to them and let them nurture it. You trust them with everything. No secret exists between the two of you. You share your insecurities and aspirations, and help each other in areas that you need help with. Real love is not perfect, but real love is perfectly expressed by action. Real love is when someone repeatedly reminds you of Allah and guides you to Him. Real love is to guide each other to paradise and spend eternity together. Real love is Allah, and only His true believers can express it and understand it.

In its purest form, real love is unconditional. When the reasons for love and the reward are not present, the loving heart is always present. A loving heart will love you because it comes from within, and its based on the heart of the loved, not their outer appearance. Real love is sacrificing ourselves for the benefit of others. Real love is wanting and choosing to stay by and support our loved one when they give us every reason to leave. Real love is worth fighting for and only true lovers will fight for it. Real love results in marriage, as our beloved Prophet Muhammad said:

   


“There is nothing better for two people who love each other than marriage.”

People look for love in physical and material concepts but not its real place, the soul. The soul is the engine of life. It is our everlasting wavelength. It enables us to have hopes and dreams. It enables us to live. We should therefore take care of our soul and feed it with life when the physical body wants different things to indulge in. We should be careful and not love the one who does not love Allah. Because if they can reject the pure love of Allah, His mercy and blessings, they will surely reject us.

Respected servants of Allah! In summary, love is earned. Love is struggle. Love is steadfast. Love is reliance on Allah. Love is not obsessive. Love is intimate. Love is true sacrifice. Love does not corrupt. Love is purity. Love is fair. Love is difficult. Love is addictive. Real love is not replaceable. Real love does not decay. Real love is eternal. Real love results in marriage, and completion of half of our religion.

The Bliss and Bumps of Marriage

Dear brothers and sisters! Let me ask, please is marriage a bed of roses? That would depend I would say, because a bed of roses is very beautiful to look at and admire, but it takes a tremendous amount of hard work and patience to cultivate the perfect bed of roses.

In the same way a happy marriage will not just happen, you have to make it happen, you have to work at a marriage day in and day out, that’s why its called a “Labour of love.” Marriage is all about what we bring into it. The baggage that we carry as well as our character, how we conduct ourselves, our modesty and chastity also plays a role.

Common Problems Faced By Couples

The major problem within a marriage is that we depend on the other person for our happiness. We need to set the tone – the mood – we need to create an inner peace and this is what will give us happiness. We want and we expect the other person to validate us, to give us our self worth and to make us eternally happy. This goes for both parties, and when this doesn’t happen then they start blaming each other. They feel that their physical and emotional needs are not fulfilled. Once they start blaming each other they start looking outside the marriage for fulfillment. But the answer to this problem does not lie outside the marriage, it lies in what happens before the marriage and it lies within it.

Solution To This Problem


It lies in learning to love and understand the person you are married to. To be affectionate and attentive to the other persons needs and moods spoken and unspoken. Also to respect the other persons boundaries and sensitivities. Develop ourselves spiritually so that we have “itminan” (contentment) within ourselves.

What Are the Ingredients For A Good Marriage

•Piety •commitment •patience •effort •wisdom. These are the ingredients for a happy and successful marriage. These are the factors which can turn the marriage into a blissful rose garden!

Turn To Allah To Fix Your Marriage

Know that even the best marriage is not free from problems. So do not panic when problems arise in your marriage. Always be positive and seek Allah’s guidance. He alone can fix things for you, but you must strive hard to fix your marriage.

Wassalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa bara ka tuhu.

And all praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. May the peace, blessings and salutations of Allah be upon our noble Messenger, Muhammad, and upon his family, his Companions and his true followers.

Written by your brother, Imam Murtadha Muhammad Gusau, from Okene, Kogi State, Nigeria. He can be reached via: [email protected] or +2348038289761.
xx PROPHET' S BIOGRAPHY* *M U H A M M A D (S. A. W)
March 12, 2019, 09:54:39 PM by Isaac Adeniran
*PROPHET' S   BIOGRAPHY*
*M U H A M M A D (S. A. W)* 

▪Name :  *Muhammad* (SAW)
▪Father :  *Abdullah*
▪Mother : *Aminah*
▪Date of Birth :
     *12th Rabi Al - Awwal*
▪Date of Death :
     *08 Jun 632 11 after Hijra*
▪Age : *63 yrs*
▪Place of Birth :  *Makkah*
▪Place of Death : *Madinah*
▪Residence :
    *Makkah then moved to Madina*
▪Profession :
    *Businessman , then a Prophet*
▪Age :                       *63 years*
▪Lived in Makkah : *50 years*
▪Nabowat Age :      *40 years*
▪Lived in Madinah ; *13 years*
▪Yrs of Preaching :  *23 years*

▪Merchant :               *26  years*     *583–609 CE*

▪Preacher :                *23 years*      *609–632 CE*

End of Worldly Life :
 *08 June 632. (11th after Hijra)*

☆ *A C T I O N S* ☆

1) *Virtue*
2) *Preaching*
3) *Jihad in Islam*

☆ *B E H A V I O U R* ☆

1) *Peace and Justice*
2) *Loving every body*
3) *Liking of Muslims*
4) *Philanthropic*
5) *Respectful of any    organ (animals?)*

*WIVES & MARRIED PERIOD*

1) *Khadija* bint Khuwaylid 595–619
(2) Sawda bint Zamʿa   619–632
(3) Aisha bint Abi Bakr 619–632
(4) Hafsa bint Umar 624–632
(5) Zaynab bint Khuzayma 625–627
(6) Hind bint Abi Umayya 625–632
(7) Zaynab bint Jahsh 627–632
(8) Juwayriyya bint al-Harith 628–632
(9) Ramla bint Abi Sufyan 628–632
(10) Rayhana bint Zayd 629–631
(11) Safiyya bint Huyayy 629–632
(12) Maymunah bint al-Harith 630–632
(13) Maria al-Qibtiyya 630–632

 *C H I L D R E N*

★ *Boys* :

(1) Al-Qassem
(2) Abdullah
(3) Ibrahim

★ *Girls* :

(1) Zaynab
(2) Ruqayyah
(3) Ummu Kalthoom
(4) *Fatima*

 *The Man Called*
       *MUHAMMAD (S.A.W)*

*10 Miracles Everyone  Must Know About Prophet MUHAMMAD (S.A.W)*

👉1) Do you know that >

*"Flies, insects, ants and mosquitoes"* never land on his body let alone of bitting him ? (S.A.W)

👉2) Do you know that >

*He did not "yawn"* in his life time ? (S.A.W)

👉3) Do you know that >

*Both "Domestic and wild Animals"* were never for a second angry with him ? (S.A.W)

👉4) Do you know that >

During his *"sleep" he heard all "conversations* ? (S.A.W)

👉5) Do you know that >

He could *see every thing both in *"front" and at the "back"* at the same time without turning ? (S.A.W)

👉6) Do you know that >

He was always *"one foot taller"* than any body that came "near" him ? (S.A.W)

👉7) Do you know that >

He was *"circumcised, washed and cleaned in his Mother's womb* before he has been born to this world ? (S.A.W)

👉8) Do you know that >

He had *no "shadow"* even in the "Sun", "Moon" or "Light" ? (S.A.W)
"Swallalahu Alaihim-Wa salaam.
xx Making up missed salah as done by the Prophet
January 30, 2019, 10:48:30 AM by Isaac Adeniran
Making up missed salah as done by the Prophet (ﷺ)  How to make up for a missed prayer as done by Prophet (ﷺ) when he missed Fajr.

The Prophet (ﷺ) missed Fajr but made it right away after waking up (after Adhan, Iqama and the sunnah)

Narrated `Abdullah bin Abi Qatada: My father said, "One night we were traveling with the Prophet (ﷺ) and some people said, 'We wish that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) would take a rest along with us during the last hours of the night.' He said, 'I am afraid that you will sleep and miss the (Fajr) prayer.' Bilal said, 'I will make you get up.' So all slept and Bilal rested his back against his Rahila and he too was overwhelmed (by sleep) and slept. The Prophet (ﷺ) got up when the edge of the sun had risen and said, 'O Bilal! What about your statement?' He replied, 'I have never slept such a sleep.' The Prophet (ﷺ) said, 'Allah captured your souls when He wished, and released them when He wished. O Bilal! Get up and pronounce the Adhan for the prayer.' The Prophet (ﷺ) performed ablution and when the sun came up and became bright, he stood up and prayed."   

Ref : Sahih al-Bukhari 595 
In-book ref: Book 9, Hadith 71
Eng: Vol. 1, Book 10, Hadith 569

The Prophet(ﷺ) missed Asr but made it right away before praying Magrib
 
Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah: On the day of Al-Khandaq (the battle of trench.) `Umar bin Al-Khattab came cursing the disbelievers of Quraish after the sun had set and said, "O Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) I could not offer the `Asr prayer till the sun had set." The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "By Allah! I, too, have not prayed." So we turned towards Buthan, and the Prophet (ﷺ) performed ablution and we too performed ablution and offered the `Asr prayer after the sun had set, and then he offered the Maghrib prayer.

Ref: Sahih al-Bukhari 596
In-book ref : Book 9, Hadith 72
Eng: Vol. 1, Book 10, Hadith 570

👉 Pray Asr first, then Magrib
👉 Pray Magrib first, then Isha
👉 Salah should be prayed in order when missed.
xx page2 LAWFUL AND UNLAWFUL MEAT IN ISLAM
December 29, 2018, 05:23:39 PM by Isaac Adeniran
THE MEAT: LAWFUL AND UNLAWFUL MEAT IN ISLAM

which have been slaughtered in the name of a deity other
than God on the condition that it is known with certainty
that the name of God has not been recited or the name of a
deity other than God has been recited, or if this omission of
God's name becomes a habit with the “People of the Book."
Those of our ancestors, who have declared that the meat of
the slaughtered animals of the "People of the Book" is
unlawful for Muslims, have given their verdict with the
same intent and purpose. Similarly, when Hazrat Ali
(radhiyallahu anhu) said that the meat of the slaughtered
animals of the Christians of Bani Taghlib is unlawful of
Muslims, because they have learnt nothing from
Christianity except wine drinking, he meant the same thing.
Hazrat Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) may have received positive
evidence that the Christians of Bani Taghlib do not recite
God's name when slaughtering their animals or they recite
the name of some deity other than God.
This also applies to non-Arab Christians if it becomes
their habit to recite the name of some deity other than
God while slaughtering their animals, i.e. the meat of
their slaughtered animals becomes unlawful. And
there is no doubt that the present-day Christians do
not slaughter their animals and kill them by stunning."
(Qazi Sanaullah Panipat in TAFSIR-E-MAZHARI
Vol. Ill p. 37).
In the light of the above elucidation, we would now like to
pose the following question: what does the Glorious Qur'aan
mean by the food of the Ahl-al-Kitab (People of the Book)
which Allah has made lawful for Muslims? Does it mean that the
food which Allah had made lawful for the Ahl-al-Kitab in their
clip LAWFUL AND UNLAWFUL MEAT IN ISLAM
December 29, 2018, 05:17:20 PM by Isaac Adeniran
THE MEAT: LAWFUL AND UNLAWFUL MEAT IN ISLAM

THE MEAT:
Lawful and unlawful in islam
For a meat to be lawful for Muslims, the following five -
conditions must be satisfied:—
(1) The animal should be a Halal (lawful) one, according to
the Shari'ah. Dog, Cat, monkey or the meat of any such
Haram (unlawful) animal can be lawful for a Muslim
only in case of extreme urgency where a person is
threatened with starvation and his life has to be saved. We
read in the Qur'an : "Allah has forbidden you what dies of
itself, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that over
which any other name than that of Allah has been
invoked. But whoever is driven by necessity, without
willful disobedience nor transgressing due limits, then he
is guiltless. Surely Allah is forgiving, merciful." (2: 173).
(2) The animal should be properly slaughtered and not dipped
in boiling water or killed by electric shocks. Any method
other than slaughter adopted to kill the animal will not be
lawful. Stunning by bolt shot or electric shock before
slaughter is not valid and should be avoided as it is
tantamount to torturing an animal which is inhumane and
unlawful in Islam. The tendency of the Shari'ah (Islamic
Law) is to make the slaughter more humane by reducing
the suffering of the animal. The Holy Prophet (sallallahu
alayhi wasallam) is reported to have said that if you must
slaughter, slaughter in the best possible manner, sharpen
your knife every time before you slaughter but not in
front of the animal to be slaughtered. Do not slaughter an
animal in the presence of other animals and feed and rest
clip JNI cautions politicians over killings
October 28, 2018, 03:01:12 PM by Isaac Adeniran
JNI cautions politicians over killings



The Jama’atu Nasril Islam on Sunday cautioned politicians against unguarded utterances following crises in some parts of the country.

The Secretary-General of JNI, Dr Khalid Aliyu said in a press statement issued in Kaduna that there were indications of political interest in recent civil unrests in parts of the country.

Aliyu condemned recent crises in parts of Adamawa and Kaduna states, noting that the problems were allowed to fester by the failure of the government to properly punish the perpetrators.

“Government on the other hand, particularly the judiciary should dispense justice promptly and appropriately, as there are cries over the delay tactics within the system, which has given impetus to the recurring communal crises in Nigeria,” he said.

Aliyu noted that the recurring crisis in Kasuwan Magani, Kaduna state, has claimed many lives with very little done by government to bring those responsible to book.

The JNI scribe expressed regret that “human lives do not matter to many of us in Nigeria.


 
xx SOME LESSONS BY HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (S.A.W)
August 16, 2018, 08:42:23 PM by Isaac Adeniran
SOME LESSONS BY HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (S.A.W)*
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*01. Refrain from sleeping  between fajr and Isha, Asr and Maghrib, Maghrib and Isha.*
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*02. Avoid sitting with smelly people. i.e (onion)*
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*03. Do not sleep between people who talk bad before sleeping.*
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*04. Don’t eat and drink with your left hand.*
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*05. Don’t eat the food that is taken out from your teeth.*
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*06. Don’t break your knuckles.*
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*07. Check your shoes before wearing it.*
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*08. Don’t look at the sky while in Salaat.*
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*09. Don’t spit in the toilet.*
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*11. Sit and wear your trousers.*
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*12. Don’t travel alone.
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*13. Don’t blow on your food when it’s hot but u can fan it.*
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*14. Don’t look for faults of others.*
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*15. Don’t talk between iqamath and adhan.*
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*16. Don’t speak in the toilet.*
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*17. Don’t speak tales about your friends.*
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*18. Don’t antagonize your friends.*
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*19. Don’t look behind frequently while walking.*
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*20. Don’t stamp your feet while walking.*
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*21. Don’t be suspicious about your friends.*
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*22. Don’t speak lies at anytime.*
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*23. Don’t smell the food while you eat.*
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*24. Speak clearly so others can understand.*
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*25. Don’t decide on your own but do consult others who know.*


SOME LESSONS BY HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (S.A.W) 
clip This mosque opens its door to stray cats
July 30, 2018, 07:28:08 PM by Isaac Adeniran
This mosque opens its door to stray cats so they can be safe and warm



The winter can be a tough and rough time for a stray cat, but in Istanbul, a mosque has been making these cats lives more easier .
Mustafa Efe is tithe Imam at the Aziz Mahmud Hudayi mosque in Istanbul's historic uskudar district. He has been letting stray cats seek refuge in the mosque since last year



instead of chasing felines out of the mosque, he welcomes them in with open arms, calling them his Friday friends.



They'Re also totally welcome seven days a week through the cold winter months




One mother cat feels so safe and comfortable that he is raising her whole litter inside the mosque



Mustapha had only kind words to say about the cats that surprised him during a Friday sermon



"The kitty has found the heart of compassion and mercy" he wrote on Facebook.

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clip Half Way through Ramadan
June 02, 2018, 02:20:05 PM by Isaac Adeniran


*Half Way through Ramadan*


Ibn al-Jawzi said:

_"When the race horse knows that it is nearing the end of the track it exerts all of its effort to win the race. Do not allow the race horse to be more clever than you. For verily, deeds are judged by their conclusions. So if you didn't do well with welcoming Ramadan then perhaps you will do better bidding it farewell."


Ibn Taymiyyah said:

"The lesson lies in perfection of the conclusion of a thing, not in the shortcomings of the beginning of it."_
Hasan al-Basri said “Improve your performance in what is left (of time) and you will be forgiven for that which has already passed. So take special care of the time you have left because you do not know when your soul will be turned over to Allah’s Mercy.”_

Half Way through Ramadan
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