Archive for March 2nd, 2011

RSVP: Online Event: Evening of Qur’an Celebration & Thankfulness

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*Mesmerized*: Evening of Qur’an Celebration & Thankfulness

Posted in Scrutinizing Soliloquies with tags , on March 2, 2011 by Umm Sulaym

Each year, we bring something new to the table for the benefit of the global community. From online Qur’an competitions to inspirational lectures addressing current events.

This year we’ve invited the ENTIRE AlMaghrib Institute Faculty to mesmerize us with an evening of Qur’an – they’ll each recite verses of their choice; then explain how they were specifically inspired by them.

That’s 17 recitations of the beautiful Qur’aan! [Sh. Muhammad al Shareef]

Where: Online! RSVP here. It’ll be something like a routine webinar.

When: Sunday-March 6 at:

1pm Los Angeles

2pm Mountain Standard Time (MST)

4pm New York City time (EST)

9pm London, UK time

I won’t be able to make it :(  but I will inshaa’Allah be able to listen to it LIVE at university during lunch break alhamdolilah,alhamdolilah,alhamdolilah. I hope that you all benefit from it and enjoy the barakah of such an event inshaa’Allah. And if you want, share with me thru email and/or by commenting here how enjoyable it was for you. (Or maybe record it for me.) Usually recordings are available though but not sure they’d be this time. Anyway, inshaa’Allah khayr.

Don’t forget to RSVP for it and spread the word!

Wasalamualaykum warahmatullah,


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Stinginess of the soul

So fear Allāh as much as you are able and listen and obey and spend [in the way of Allāh]; it is better for your selves. And whoever is protected from the stinginess of his soul – it is those who will be the successful.
(At-Taghaabun: 16)
An Exclusive Translation for Sisters Upon Al-Istiqaamah
And whoever is protected from the stinginess of his soul – it is those who will be the successful.
Ibn Jareer reports in his Tafseer (22/530) upon the authority of Abul Hayyaaj Al-Asadee who said:
“I was making Tawaaf around the Kabah and I saw a man and he was saying, ‘O Allah, protect me from the stinginess of my soul.’ and He would not add to that. So I mentioned this to him and he said, ‘If I am protected from the stinginess of my soul I will not steal, I will not fornicate and I would not do anything else (that is forbidden).’ And the man was ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Awf!”
This is from his precise understanding (May Allah be pleased with him) as verily it is authentically reported that stinginess is amongst the worst character flaws.
Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) said that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Who is your leader, O Banu Salamah?” Jabir said, ‘We replied, ‘Judd ibn Qays, although we think that he is a miser.’’ He said, “What illness is worse than miserliness? Your master is ‘Amr ibn al-Jamuh.”
‘Amr used to be in charge of their idols during Jaahiliyyah (the pre-Islamic era) and he would [i.e. after embracing Islam] conduct a wedding feast for the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) if he got married.’ Al-Adab Al-Mufrad (296) and authenticated by Albaanee in Saheeh Al-Adab Al-Mufrad (227).
This was the generoisy of ‘Amr in Islam. For he would spend his wealth for the wedding feasts of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) after he once used to spend it upon the idols in Jahiliyyah.
Taken from the book Min Kulli Surah Faa’idah (p. 323)
Sisters Upon Al-Istiqaamah

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Righteous Examples for Muslim Women

Righteous Examples for Muslim Women – Part 2

‘Ajradah al-’Amiyah rahimahaAllah : Rajaa’ ibn Muslim said, “we used to be with ‘Ajradah in her house, and she would pray at night, sometimes from the beginning of the night until the time before sunrise. She would then say in a loud voice filled with sadness, “to You the worshippers have spent the darkness of the nights until the dusk, racing to Your Mercy and to the bounty of Your Forgiveness. Only You, my Lord – none other than You – I ask to make me in the first group of as-saabiqeen (the forerunners) to You, and that You raise me among the ranks of the Muqarrabeen (those who are close to Allah), and that You enter me with Your righteous slaves for You alone are the Most Generous of those who are generous, and Most Merciful of those who show mercy, and the Greatest of those who are great, Ya Kareem!” Then she would go into sajdah, and she would continue to cry and make duaa in her prostration until the sun rose. This was her habit for 30 years.”

When it was said to her, “did you sleep at all last night?” she would cry and respond, “The remembrance of death kept me from sleeping.”

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