THE STABBING AND DEATH OF UMAR IBN AL KHATTAB & THE THIRD CALIPH IS CHOSEN

The people said (to Umar), “O chief of the believers! Appoint a successor.” Umar said, “I do not find anyone more suitable for the job than the following persons or group whom Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) had been pleased with before he died.”

Then Umar mentioned: “Ali, Uthman, AzZubair, Talha, Sad and Abdur-Rahman (bin Auf)”

Then Umar said, “Abdullah bin Umar will be a witness to you, but he will have no share in the rule. His being a witness will compensate him for not sharing the right of ruling. If Sad becomes the ruler, it will be alright: otherwise, whoever becomes the ruler should seek his help, as I have not dismissed him because of disability or dishonesty.” … More THE STABBING AND DEATH OF UMAR IBN AL KHATTAB & THE THIRD CALIPH IS CHOSEN

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PUNISHMENT FOR NOT PRAYING, ADULTERY AND INTEREST – HADITH OF SAMURA IBN JUNDUB

There, I saw a person sitting and another standing with an iron hook in his hand pushing it inside the mouth of the former till it reached the jawbone, and then tore off one side of his cheek, and then did the same with the other side; in the meantime the first side of his cheek became normal again and then he repeated the same operation again. I said, ‘What is this?’

They told me to proceed on and we went on till we came to a man Lying flat on his back, and another man standing at his head carrying a stone or a piece of rock, and crushing the head of the Lying man, with that stone. Whenever he struck him, the stone rolled away. The man went to pick it up and by the time he returned to him, the crushed head had returned to its normal state and the man came back and struck him again (and so on). I said, ‘Who is this? … More PUNISHMENT FOR NOT PRAYING, ADULTERY AND INTEREST – HADITH OF SAMURA IBN JUNDUB

RULINGS ON THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF DHUL-HIJJAH

In the Hadīth of Ibn ‘Abbās (r) that the Messenger of Allāh (sallallāhu’alayhi wasallam) said:

“There are no days in which good deeds are more beloved to Allah than these days.”

Included in the general wording of the statement: ‘good deeds’ is: fasting; fasting is among the best of deeds, and Allāh has singled out for Himself (to reward). So fasting all nine days is a Sunnah, as the general statement of the Hadīth indicates, and as is the view of the majority of scholars. … More RULINGS ON THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF DHUL-HIJJAH

TAWASSUL AND WASEELAH TYPES AND THE BLIND MAN HADEETH

The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) promised to offer supplication (du‘aa’) for him whilst advising him of that which would be better for him, which is when he said: “If you wish, I shall pray for you; and if you wish, you can be patient and that will be better for you.” … More TAWASSUL AND WASEELAH TYPES AND THE BLIND MAN HADEETH

POSITIVE THINKING THROUGH THE ISLAMIC LENS

Islam teaches us to direct the act reflection (tafakkur), or deep thought, towards the signs of Allah, the names and attributes of Allah, to his blessings and wonders, to hope in the Hereafter, and to optimism. By controlling our thought processes in a positive manner, we can increase the effectiveness of our prayers and worship as well as relieve ourselves from the anger, depression, and anxieties that worldly thoughts induce. … More POSITIVE THINKING THROUGH THE ISLAMIC LENS