In the name of Allah; the entirely merciful; the especially merciful - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Fasting For The Pregnant or Breastfeeding Woman

In the name of Allah; the Merciful; the Compassionate - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you - السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته


Question:

Regarding the pregnant woman and the breastfeeding woman; if they fear for themselves or upon the child during the month of Ramadhaan – such that they eat, what then is due upon them? Should they eat and feed others (i.e. to the poor) and make up the fasts or should they eat and make up the fasts and not feed others or should they eat and feed others not make up for them? What is correct from these three?


Answer:

If the pregnant woman fears for herself or for her baby for the reason of fasting during Ramadhaan; then she should eat and upon her is to make up for them only. Her state in that is similar to the state of the one who is sick and is unable to find strength to fast – or that he fears some harm upon himself.

Allaah The Most High says:

((And whosoever is sick or is upon a journey; then the period is made up from other days…)) [Soorah Al-Baqarah: 185]

Likewise is the case for the breastfeeding woman if she fears for herself when she breastfeeds her child during Ramadhaan. Or that she fears upon her child if she were to fast and not breastfeed him – then she is to eat and upon her is to make up for them only.

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Shaykh `Abdullah bin Ghudayaan
Shaykh `Abdur-Razzaaq al-`Afeefee
Fataawaa Al-Lajnah ad-daa'imah vol. 10 page 220 question two of fatwa number 1453
Translated by Aboo Haatim Muhammad Farooq

Takan from here.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Beautiful Dhikr: A collection of various Dhikr from the Sunnah.


Taken from here http://www.sunniforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2865

Make Dhikr, Not Bicker

"A collection of various dhikrs from the sunnah."

[Something very easy to do, but many of us forget it...or fail to grasp the reward of it...let us practice the following, simple dhikr, read this e-mail, print it..and also tell others of it... Such simple, easy to remember and easy to recite dhikr, why should we not take advantage of it?.... It may be hard for us to learn the many sciences of islam, and other topics, due to our circumstances, but the following are simple, easy couplets that can be implemented from now, from today...and carried on through our lifes. We can also tell others of it too... lets not lose this opporunity.... Read, Have Islam in your life, Remember Allah, and let us be sucessful.... (from a brother)...]


سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ SubhanAllahi wa biHamdihi (Glory be to Allah and I Praise Him)

Whoever says (the above) at morning and evening time, one hundred times, none shall come on the Day of Resurrection with anything better except someone who has said the same or more
[Muslim; 4:42071]


سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ SubhanAllah wa biHamdihi (Glory be to Allah and I Praise Him)

a hundred times during the day, his sins are wiped away, even if they are like the foam of the sea
[Sahih al-Bukhari; 7:168, Muslim; 4:2071]


سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ SubhanAllahi wa biHamdihi
(Glory be to Allah and I Praise Him)

Abu Dharr reported that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, "Shall I tell you the words that Allah loves the most?" I said: "Yes, tell me, O Messenger of Allah." He said: "The words dearest to Allah are: subhanAllah wa bihamdihi
[Muslim and at-Tirmidhi]


سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ الْعَظِيمِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ SubhanAllahil adheem wa biHamdihi (Glory be to Allah, The Supreme, and I Praise Him)

a palm tree is planted for him in Paradise
[at-Tirmidhi; 5:511, al-Hakim]


سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ ، سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ الْعَظِيمِ SubhanAllahi wa biHamdihi, SubhanAllahil adheem (Glory be to Allah, and Praise, Glory be to Allah, the Supreme)

Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said: "Two words are light on the tongue, weigh heavily in the balance, they are loved by the Most Merciful One"
[Sahih al-Bukhari; 7:67, Muslim; 4:2071]


سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ SubhanAllah (Glory be to Allah)

one Hundred times, a thousand good deeds are recorded for him or a thousand bad deeds are wiped away
[Muslim; 4:2073]


لا حَوْلَ وَ لا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِاللّهِ La Hawla wa la Quwatta illa Billah (There is no Might or Power except with Allah)

mentioned in hadith as "a treasure from the treasures of Paradise"
[Sahih al-Bukhari; al-Fath al-Bari; 11:213, Muslim; 4:2076]


سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ ، والْحَمْدُللّهِ ، وَ لا اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ ، وَ اللّهُ اَكْبَرُ SubhanAllah, walHamdulilah, wa La illaha ilAllahu, waAllahu Akbar (Glory be to Allah, All Praise is for Allah, There is No God but Allah, Allah is the Greatest)

- The above are mentioned as the four most beloved words to Allah. It doesnt matter which of them is begun with
[Muslim; 3:1685]

Abu Saiid reported that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, "Perform the enduring goods deeds (al-baqiyat al-salihat) more frequently." They asked, "What are these enduring good deeds?" The Prophet replied: Takbir [Allahu Akbar], Tahlil [la ilaha illallah], Tasbih [Subhan'Allah], alhamdu lillah, and la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah.
[an-Nasa'i and Hakim, who said its chain is sahih]


سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ ، والْحَمْدُللّهِ ، وَ لا اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ ، وَ اللّهُ اَكْبَرُ SubhanAllah, walHamdulilah, wa La illaha ilAllahu, waAllahu Akbar (Glory be to Allah, All Praise is for Allah, There is No God but Allah, Allah is the Greatest)

- Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said: 'For me to say (the above) is dearer to me and all that the sun rises upon (ie the whole world)
[Muslim; 4:2072]


سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ ، والْحَمْدُللّهِ ، وَ لا اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ ، وَ اللّهُ اَكْبَرُ ، وَ لا حَوْلَ وَ لا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِاللّهِ SubhanAllah, walHamdulilah, wa La illaha ilAllahu, waAllahu Akbar, wa la Hawla wa la quwwata illa billah (Glory be to Allah, All Praise is for Allah, There is No God but Allah, Allah is the Greatest, There is no might or any power Except with Allah)

- The good deeds which endure are (the above)


سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ ، والْحَمْدُللّهِ ، وَ لا اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ ، وَ اللّهُ اَكْبَرُ ، وَ لا حَوْلَ وَ لا قُوَّةَ اِلَّا بِاللّهِ SubhanAllah, walHamdulilah, wa La illaha ilAllahu, waAllahu Akbar, wa la Hawla wa la quwwata illa billah (Glory be to Allah, All Praise is for Allah, There is No God but Allah, Allah is the Greatest, There is no might or any power Except with Allah)

- AbdAllah ibn Mas'ud reported that the Prophet said: "During the Night Journey I met Ibrahim (alayhis salam) who said to me: O Muhammad, convey my greetings to your Community, and tell them that the Paradise is of pure land, its water is sweet, and its expanse is vast, spacious and even. And its seedlings are SubhanAllah, walhamdulilah, wa la ilaha ilAllah, waAllahu Akbar (the above)
[at-Tirmidhi and Tabarani whose version adds: "There is no power nor strength save through Allah"]


الْحَمْدُللّهِ Alhamdulilah (All Praise is for Allah)

- Verily the best supplication is (above).
[Muslim; 4:2073]


لا اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ La illaha ilAllah(u) (There is No God But Allah)

- The best form of remembrance is (above).
[Muslim; 4:2073]


لا اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ La illaha ilAllah(u) (There is No God But Allah)

- Abu Huraira (radiAllahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said:

"When a servant of Allah utters the words la ilaha illallah (there is no God except Allah) sincerely, the doors of heaven open up for these words until they reach the Throne of Allah, so long as its utterer keeps away from the major sins.
[at-Tirmidhi, who says it is hasan gharib. al-Mundhiri included in al-Targhib 2:414]


لا اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ La illaha ilAllah(u) (There is No God But Allah)

- Abu Huraira (radiAllahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, "Renew your faith." "How can we renew our faith?" they asked. The Prophet replied:
"Say always: la ilaha illallah."
[Ahmad with a fair chain of authorities]


لا اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَ لَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَ هُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ La illaha ilAllahu, waHdahu la shareeka lahu, lahul Mulku, wa lahul Hamd, wa Huwa ala kulli shaiy'in Qadeer (There is No God But Allah Alone, who has no partner. His is the dominion and His is the raise, and He is ABle to do all things)

- whoever says the above ten times, will have the reward for freeing four slaves from the Children of Isma'il (alayhis salam)
[Sahih al-Bukhari; 7:67, Muslim; 4:2071]


لا اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ وَحْدَهُ لا شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَ لَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَ هُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ La illaha ilAllahu, waHdahu la shareeka lahu, lahul Mulku, wa lahul Hamd, wa Huwa ala kulli shaiy'in Qadeer (There is No God But Allah Alone, who has no partner. His is the dominion and His is the raise, and He is ABle to do all things)

- whoever says the above one Hundred times, has the reward of freeing ten slaves, a hundred good deeds are recorded for him and a hundred bad deeds are wiped away and he has gained refuge from the devil that day until evening and none shall come with anything better except someone who has done more.
[Sahih al-Bukhari; 4:95, Muslim; 4:2071]


لَآ اِلهَ اِلاَّ اللّهُ وَاحِدًا اَحَدًا صَمَدًا لَّمْ يَتَّخِذْ صَاحِبَةً وَّ لاَ وَلَدًا وَّ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَّوْ كُفُوًا اَحَدٌ La illaha ilAllahu, Wahidda(n), Ahada(n), Samada(n), lam yatakhidh sahiba(n). Wa la walada, wa la yak(n)ul-lahu kufuwan Ahad
(There is no God except Allah, the One and Only, the Eternal, Who has not taken a partner nor a son. And there is none like unto Him)

Whoever says the words above ten times, then 40,000 (forty thousand) good deeds will be recorded for him
[Ahmad]


أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ الْعَظِيمَ الَّذِي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْْقَيُّومُ وَ أَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ Astaghfirullah al-'Adheemal-ladhi la ilaha illa Huwal-Hayyul-Qayyum wa atubu ilai (I seek the forgiveness of Allah the Mighty, Whom there is none worthy except Him, the Living, The Eternal, and I repent unto Him)

Whoever says the above words, Allah will forgive him even if he deserted the army's ranks

[Abu Dawud 2/85, at-Tirmithi 5/569, Al-Hakim who declared it authentic and ath-Thahabi agreed with him 1/511]


اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّى لاَ إِلهَ إِلاَ أَنْتَ ، خَلَقْتَنِى وَ أنَا عَبْدُكَ وَ أنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ ما اسْتَطَعْتُ ، أعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِ مَا صَنَعْت ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَىَّ وَ أبُوءُ بِذَنْبى فَاغْفِرْ لِى فإِنَّهُ لاَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ Allahumma anta Rabbi la ilaha illa anta, Anta Khalaqtani wa ana abduka, wa ana 'ala ahdika wa wa'dika mastata'tu, A'udhu bika min Sharri ma sana'tu, abu'u Laka bini'matika 'alaiya, wa Abu Laka bidhanbi faghfirli innahu la yaghfiru adhdhunuba illa anta (O Allah! You are my Lord! None has the right to be worshipped but You. You created me and I am Your slave, and I am faithful to my covenant and my promise as much as I can. I seek refuge with You from all the evil I have done. I acknowledge before You all the blessings You have bestowed upon me, and I confess to You all my sins. So I entreat You to forgive my sins, for nobody can forgive sins except You.)

The above du'a is known as the Sayyid al-Istighfar and is the most superior way of asking for forgiveness from Allah.

Whoever says it during the day with firm faith in it, and dies on the same day before the evening, he will be from the people of Paradise; and if somebody recites it at night with firm faith in it, and dies before the morning, he will be from the people of Paradise.
[Sahih al-Bukhari 8, 75 #318]


If someone implements ten verses of the Qur'an, He/She will not be considerate amongst the negligent on the Day of Judgment
[Abu Dawud, Ibn Hibban - sahih]

Monday, 24 August 2009

Heart wheel Journal

In the name of Allah; the Merciful; the Compassionate - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you - السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Insha Allah I want to start and finish Ramadan strong.

Alhamdulillah I am doing Heart Wheel Journal online during this Ramadan to help plan and prepare for Ramadan so that I can focus on my ibadah and come closer to Allah. If you want to maximise your Ramadan you can register at Heart Wheel Journal - Online Software, insha Allah.

You can also buy the journal here or download it at Islam Channel TV and print it yourself to plan, organise and measure your progress in Ramadhan.

Have a successful Ramadan!

Friday, 21 August 2009

My ibadah focusses during Ramadan


Allah azza wa jall says,I created not the Jinns and mankind except to worship me(Quran: 51/56)... so Insha Allah these are going to be my Ibadah (worship) focusses during Ramadhan:


1. fasting (saym)

O you who believe, I made fasting fardh on you as I made it fardh on those before you that perhaps you may have taqwa (god consciousness)

Sa'ad Ibn Sahl relates that the Holy Prophet, sallalahu alayhi wa sallam, said:
"There is a gate of Paradise called Rayyan through which only those will enter on the Day of Judgment who are regular in observing the fast and no one else. A call will go forth: Where are those who observed the fast regularly? And they will step forth and no one beside them will enter through that gate. After they shall have entered, the gate will be closed and no one else will enter thereby" (Bukhari and Muslim).

2. qiyaam ul layl (taraweeh)

3. quran (recitation)

Will they then not contemplate the Qur’an? Or are there locks upon (their) hearts?” (Surat Muhammad (47:24)

4. sadaqah

"He who feeds a fasting person will gain the same reward as he will, without decreasing from the fasting person's rewards." [Ahmad]

5. dhikr

Verily, in the remembrance of Allah, do hearts find rest [13:28]
and remember your Lord when you forget... (18:24)

The Prophet (pbuh) said, “Shall I not inform you of the best of your actions, the most pure in the sight of your Master, the one which raises your ranks highest, that which is better for you then giving gold and silver in charity, and better for you then meeting your enemies, so that you strike their necks and they strike yours?” The companions urged, “Of course, O Messenger of Allah! (inform us)” He replied, “It’s the remembrance of Allah.” (Sahih: Abu Dawud)

6. du'a



Our Lord, give us good in this world, and good in the hereafter, and save us from the torment of fire. (AL BAQARAH: 201)

Source: The Fasting and the Furious

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Ramadan Kareem.

In the name of Allah; the Merciful; the Compassionate - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you - السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Ramadhan Kareem to all lightnur readers. May you have successful Ramadhan!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Updates

In the name of Allah; the Merciful; the Compassionate - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you - السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Since I am too lazy to write my post here, I am going to summarise what happened and will happen to Muja.

  1. On my last post, I wrote that Muja had runny nose, but Alhamdulillah the next day it was dry with salty water drops that I made.


  2. Muja's father took her to consult with a Naturopath, Kathy, for her tonsil on Saturday at Natureco. Her right tonsil is still big although it is not swollen. It blocks her breathing at night when she lays flat and I have to make sure she is breathing alright through out the night and sit her upright to 45 degree angle. Kathy gave her a herbal mixture.


  3. She can be very unsettled during bed time. She cries until she gets really tired before she falls asleep. She wants to sleep on my arm because she can breath better. When I pull my arm out from under her head after she falls asleep, she wakes up. Then I have to settle her down again until she sleeps. It is really anoiying!


  4. Muja went to her monthly accupunture yesterday but she cried when Lawrance insert the needles into her because he disturbed her sleep and she was really tired. I took her there after school. When she settled down, she smiled at Lawrance and he said that she was cheeky.


  5. We are looking at Muja's new standing frame as her current one is getting smaller. Her physiotherapy from Therapy Focus recommended this one, the Leckey Freestander Standing Frames. Insha Allah she will apply for funding and she will get it in six month time, so it will be early next year.


  6. After Muja's last Botox her muscles are more relaxed and less spasm as well. Occationally her legs are jerky especially when she is standing up on her standing frame and her foot touching something


  7. This term Muja's class theme is Australia. Tomorrow they are going to Carversham Wilflife Park for school excursion to see, touch and feed Australian animals.


  8. It has been 12 weeks since Muja had a PEG tube insert into her stomach. On Thursday Muja is going to PMH to change her PEG feeding tube with the mic-key button. Insha Allah I will update later. Please make dua that everything goes well.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Aromatherapy and home remedies for cold and flu

Muja's classmate has flu symptoms yesterday. I hope he has the common flu and I make doa that it is not the swine flu. Today she didn't go to school because the Education Assistants for her class have training today.

When she woke up this morning her body is cold and she had a runny nose. I made salty water and put a couple of drops in each of her nostrils. Alhamdulillah it made her nose dry. You can always buy Saline Spray/Drop at chemist if you don't bother to make one.

Here is the recipe to make Salt water drops if you interested to make one yourself which I took from Do Bugs Need Drugs? Parent Guide: Cold / Runny Nose. It cost you nothing.
Salt Water Drops
125 ml warm water
¼ tsp table salt

* Mix well.
* Prepare fresh every day.
* Position child so that head is slightly back.
* Use a medicine dropper to put 1 - 2 drops in each nostril.
* Repeat 4 to 5 times per day.

I made a lemonade to boost Muja with vitamin C to fight her cold and flu mixed with honey to soothe her sore throat.

Here is a recipe to make Hot Honey Lemonade

* 1 tablespoon of honey
* 1 cup boiling hot water
* 1 fresh lemon

In a mug, combine the honey and hot water and stir until the honey is dissolved. Squeeze the lemon and stir in the lemon juice.

You can also treat cold and flu with aromatherapy. Common cold is cause by viral infection so I use the essential oils that are anti-viral.

I diffuse 2 tablespoon of water with 2 drops eucalyptus, 5 drops lavender and 3 drops tea tree of essential oils using oil burner to help alleviate and disinfect dry air passages in her room.

I put a drop of lavender and tea tree in a bowl of warm water. I use the water to wash Muja with a face towel. Alhamdulillah Muja has no fever. A warm bath with 5 drops of essential oils mixed with 1/4 cup of epsom salt can help relieve fever. Peppermint, lavender, sage or rosemary are some essential oils for relieving fevers in a bath.

After her wash I applyed chest rub on her chest, throat and back with the chest rub which I made using beeswax and cocoa butter. It is also containing decongestant essential oils.

I gave her Aconite, a homeopathic remedy for cold and flu. Now she is fast asleep.

Please make dua for Muja. I ask Allah to cure her, Ameen.